RESEARCH: It's Closer Hunting Season

Hunting Season. Ed DeCaria, 2011

Study the above picture for a moment. It loosely resembles a landscape: a forest of trees with thick foliage in the background, a grassy field in the middle ground, some wildflowers in the foreground. Applying equal parts squint and imagination, it actually appears to be an attractive hunting grounds.

Hunting? In April? Absolutely. The following analysis focuses on the hunt for new closers, with specific focus placed on the timing of transition from one closer to another. Once the hunt is complete and we have satisfied our craving for saves, we will return to the picture above to see if it holds any hidden meaning after all.


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