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Coffin Corner: Three's a Charm

Ray Flowers

Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: M-F at 5-8 PM EDT), Ray Flowers has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. You can follow Ray on Twitter (@BaseballGuys), he never sleeps, and you can also find more of his musings at

Coffin Corner: Three's a Charm

"One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do."
--- Written by Harry Nilsson and performed by Three Dog Night.
(It became a top-5 hit in 1969 on the Billboard Chart)

I know a music quote is so cliche but I couldn't resist. I know that I'm #1 in your hearts, well at least in my mother's (sorry bro), but I'm not really interested in one this week. I'm also not interested in its close cousin, #2. I'm interested in #3. Some compelling reasons.

I'm the third (named after my grandfather and father). Things often come in three's – trilogies as an example. I watched Saw for Halloween, and there's a tricycle riding clown.

I could go on, but why ruin the symmetry of three I just laid out.

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