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This Post is Somewhat Insulting to Jeff Bennett

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It's the first day of February. In 18 days, pitchers and catchers will report. Truth be told, most of my time has been spent working on the DRB Annual (see a preview of the design here) and I didn't have the chance to write a thorough post for today. Instead, I'd like to offer a discussion question, although if you guys just use this as an open thread, I'll understand that too.

Lately I've spent a lot of time thinking about the hedonic value of attending games and of certain victories. A win against the Orioles means less to us than a win against the Red Sox. Why? Well, it's obvious. But I want to take it a step further eventually, and for today I'm going to take it a half a step further by posing a "would you rather ..." question. So let's get to it:

Do you prefer your wins to be decided in:

A) Late, thrilling fashion

B) Early, blowout fashion

Similarly, or perhaps in stark contrast, when your team must lose, do you prefer the defeats to be decided in:

A) Late, thrilling fashion

B) Early, blowout fashion

Included is a picture of Jeff Bennett. Because.