MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers

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I had a lot of great teachers in high school.

I didn't know it at that time, of course, but looking back, I wish I had made a point to thank them upon graduating instead of walking out of school the morning after graduation eager to forget most of the people I had seen over those four years.

When I was 15, I thought my World History teacher, Mr. Kaczmarek, was a total drill sergeant.

Looking back on it now, he was a damn good teacher.

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Derek VanRiper
Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
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