Happy Birthday to Marco Scutaro, 37. Sometimes, things just happen. Lifetime OPS+ 94; OPS+ over 243 PAs with the Giants, 145.Yes, the downside of Brian Sabean is that Scutaro will now get an Aubrey Huff deal, but it's mostly just money; it's not as if he's blocking anyone. And it was sure great while it lasted.
The good stuff:
1. XKCD takes on Congressional history as seen through DW-NOMINATE. Not real thrilled about reference to "party systems," but hard to complain too much.
2. Thad Hall on potential electoral -- democratic -- disaster. See also Paul Gronke.
3. Doug Mataconis on the Electoral College.
4. And thinking about the economic effects of Sandy, by Suzy Khimm.