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Messages - Ebby Calvin

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Talk Zone / Re: Latest Controversy
« on: October 22, 2019, 05:02:14 pm »
Glad you know what no one else does. Ivory tower judgmental bullshit.

My bad for opening this thread. I am going to the game.

Hahaha.  Thanks Jim.  My bad for revisiting the sub.
Have fun at the game!

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Talk Zone / Re: Latest Controversy
« on: October 22, 2019, 04:46:08 pm »
“Defense of an abuser”

Seriously? Even here?

Yep.

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Talk Zone / Re: Latest Controversy
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:03:18 pm »
This whole thing is awful.  I just want to get excited for the WS and now every article/tweet/post rehashes a drunken idiot's unprovoked defense of an abuser and the organization's abomination of an apology.  Yuli's actions in 2017 are even being brought up again to highlight how terrible the org is and how shitty their fans (we) are for supporting it.
Just fucking awful all around and it's detracting from one of the most celebratory moments in baseball.
Game 1 can't start soon enough.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Trade Deadline Talk
« on: July 31, 2019, 03:21:24 pm »
HOLY SHIT

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Trade Deadline Talk
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:37:01 pm »
Blame the beer


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

What did beer ever do to you?

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Trade Deadline Talk
« on: July 30, 2019, 12:45:20 pm »
Also it's being tweeted that the Stems have asked in return for Thor:
Twins - Buxton
Sox - Benintendi

So they're probably asking for Altuve.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Trade Deadline Talk
« on: July 30, 2019, 12:42:34 pm »
I'll chime in with the rampant speculation.

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[Rosenthal] The #Mets scratched Ervin Santana from his Triple A start today. Syndergaard scheduled to pitch for them in majors tonight. Not known whether two are linked.

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Talk Zone / Re: Does census trend = RIP OWA?
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:56:46 am »
Well, even though I don't comment very often, I am still here.

Same

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Beer and Queso / Re: DIRECTV streaming 2018
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:33:41 pm »
Resurrecting this thread to ask a question.
I'm finally moving home after Harvey at the end of this month, and we're going to cut the cord.  For those of you who use a proxy/MLB.TV, does that interfere with your Netflix/Hulu/Amazon apps?  Do you change the DNS on your Smart TV and access the apps through a fire stick/Roku or something?  I don't know the lingo very well so please tell me where I'm an idiot.  Are there certain brands that do this better than others?

Basically I need my 10 year old to be able to turn the Astros on whenever he wants and my 8 year old to change it to Netflix whenever she wants.
Any help appreciated.  Going back to reading more and posting less now.

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Talk Zone / Re: Race For the Lid XXI
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:30:09 pm »
Aw man I can't pick this year!  But at least that means the 2pm window doesn't count for me.
My pick would be 101.

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Talk Zone / Re: Avenida Cantina
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:54:49 am »
I watched 3 or 4 games there last year!
The queso and atmosphere are great.

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Talk Zone / Re: Race for the Lid XX!!!
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:20:17 pm »
It was obvious from the start.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros just acquired Osuna
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:28:54 pm »
This was my initial reaction when I heard the news.  After thinking about it, I realized that I am actually for second chances that work.  I don't want to give someone a second chance if they haven't been given the remediation, tools, or support structure to help them succeed.

Although I wish my favorite team wasn't having to endure the negative press and second-guessing surrounding this move, I honestly don't think that there is a better situation out there to help this dude turn things around.  Great front office that does its homework and doesn't make rash decisions  - check.  Manager that has a track record of being relatable and helping players through tough patches - check.  Motivation to do things the right way and be a part of something special (i.e. back-to-back WS champs) - check.

So yeah, I wish that the Astros didn't have to deal with the negatives, but for Osuna's sake, I'm glad he's here rather than some crummy organization that doesn't have the resources or track record of the Astros.

Well reasoned and something I will keep in mind as this plays out.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros just acquired Osuna
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:51:39 pm »
To me there is absolutely no correlation whatever between redemptive love given to a family member and arranging for a highly paid baseball player who beats women to play on your team.

I think this is where I fall.  And I don't think that's smug moral superiority or a rush to judgment.  What he allegedly did is reprehensible and not something I want associated with my favorite baseball team.  I'm all for second chances; I just wish his was happening somewhere else.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros just acquired Osuna
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:40:41 am »
Upgrading the pen seems fairly necessary, but I get your point.

I'd rather JD Davis get another look in relief.

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Talk Zone / Re: Astros just acquired Osuna
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:39:10 am »
I got the alert yesterday while with my 9 yr-old son.  I said yes they traded Giles!  Oh no, oh no, oh no.  Then my son got to learn about domestic violence.
I don't like it.  I trust the organization and their due diligence but it seems so unnecessary.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2018 Music Thread
« on: July 24, 2018, 11:24:35 am »
Just a couple of listens in but the new Punch Brothers album is stellar.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2018 Music Thread
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:08:03 pm »
It's been a great year for music.

I love that Leon Bridges album and think it's his best yet.

Other favorites:

Hiss Golden Messenger
Nathaniel Rateliff
Wye Oak
Kacey Musgraves
Lord Huron
Jon Hopkins
Courtney Barnett
Neko Case
Snail Mail
Lucy Dacus

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2017 Music Thread
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:15:44 am »
RIP Scott Hutchison.  Swim til you can’t see land.

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Beer and Queso / Re: 2017 Music Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:03:52 am »
For any Frightened Rabbit fans out there, Scott Hutchison went missing last night.
His last two tweets:

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Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.

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I’m away now. Thanks.

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