Closers

Some articles on closers, closer:

Fantasy 411 - Sayings - The Road To Fifth Place Is Littered With Closers of The Future
... maintains that having reliable and well-established closers is very important since turnover among closers is so frequent and often unpredictable ...
2009 World Series - Route To The Series - Series Preview
... series included two blown saves by Phillies' closer Brad Lidge in games 2 and 3, although the Phillies came back to win the final game in extra innings ... The matchup of closers, Mariano Rivera and Brad Lidge, also drew attention ... Rivera and Lidge were the only closers who had not blown a save during the 2009 postseason, whereas closers on other postseason teams blew 11 saves in the ...
Brickwork - Bonds - Bonds With Courses of Mixed Headers and Stretchers - Monk Bond
... the lap of the bond may be generated by using queen closers ... On a wall with a typically right angled corner, a queen closer is placed next to a quoin stretcher ... a quoin stretcher is laid first, and then a grouping of a header sandwiched between two queen closers is laid next to the quoin stretcher ...
Closer (baseball) - Strategy
... ESPN.com writer Jim Caple wrote that closers' saves in the ninth "merely conclude what is usually a foregone conclusion." Dave Smith of Retrosheet researched the seasons 1930–2003 and found that the winning ... "Managers feel the need to please their closers—and their closers' agents—by getting them cheap saves to pad their stats and their bank accounts," wrote Caple ... He noted that managers' usage of closers can "abuse the pitching save.. ...
Door Closer - Types - Manual
... A manual door closer stores the energy used in the opening of the door in a compression or torsion spring and releases it to close the door ... Some closers allow for adjustment of the strength of the spring, making it easier or more difficult to push the door open ... limit the speed at which the door closes, most door closers use hydraulic (oil-filled) dampers, although spring mechanisms may also be used for damping ...