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  • n. A hotplate.
  • n. A stove with a hot element; therefore a hazard if touched.
  • n. Any potentially harmful situation.


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  • Nobel-garlanded economists are now, and forever will be, participants in the hot-stove league discussion about who deserves how much blame--from the ratings agencies to the banks to the SEC to the mortgage factories to the GSEs to the reckless home buyers OK, the economists never seem to get around to blaming them--that's just me.

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  • Yeah, I follow the hot-stove events in MLB and NFL as much as I follow the seasons, it seems.

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  • After Cone's poor second half last year, it took New York well into the hot-stove season to come up with the one-year deal for him.

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  • With the World Series over, the hot-stove season begins in earnest as each team sets its sights on contending next year.

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  • Plus, TSN's depth allowed its story chasers to concentrate on their Blackberrys instead of hot-stove chat.

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  • Usual Suspects asked some non-media NHL figures - on the promise of anonymity - what subjects are underreported by the gaggle of hot-stove pundits.

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  • It's the hot-stove league for music writers, and it's exactly what they should be doing.

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  • Marc Gustafson, director of player development for the Rockies 'organization, agreed to enter the hot-stove league reserved for those discussions a little early.

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  • But during the annual hot-stove league banquets Loscalzo and Samuelson organized every winter, the Twins president realized, "We have one thing in common: We love baseball -- and that's why I have a lot of respect for those guys." rss feed

  • Blatter said he might consider moving the 2022 tournament to January to avoid weather that could make the term "hot-stove league" more than a metaphor.

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