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Talk Zone / Re: Whitley piece in The Athletic
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:46:46 am »
The article is very good.

In a sea awash with them, a subscription to The Athletic is the only "print" media subscription I own.  And, I don't regret it one bit.

I too love the Athletic.

Talk Zone / Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:53:22 am »
I always liked Brocail as pitcher and coach.


Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Roster (New & Improved)
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:21:46 am »

Talk Zone / Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:25:30 am »
(For those who don't follow college football or read the B&Q thread)

Yes, he now has 2 rings. And the ex-punter is the proud papa of a punter. No, Will is not a 2-sport athlete like the old man. But nephew Carson does play on the Clemson baseball squad and as a soph reliever last year allowed just 22 hits in 48 IP. Three generations of Spiers have played baseball at the school.

I never cease to be amazed at multi-sport college or professional athletes. It's hard enough to play one sport at that level. I'm happy for the Spiers clan. Coach Swinney has an amazing program.

Talk Zone / Re: Troll Bauer
« on: January 10, 2019, 12:05:40 pm »
I hope the Astros stay way away from him. His immaturity at his age should be very concerning. It won’t end well on the current trajectory.

You should see the baby when he's getting shelled. Total psycho.

The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:12:59 pm »
Another write up/perspective on Adolph, for whatever it's worth:

I saw Adolph play a lot here in Toledo. Toledo Coach Mee really likes him. The problem with MAC baseball is that every team usually only has one good college pitcher, so pitching is very thin in the MAC. Therefore, it's hard to judge a player here. However, out of all of the kids I've seen here for the past five years, Adolph's probably the best player of the bunch. I think that it's cool as shit that a University of Toledo kid is in the Astros system.

All I get with that link are a bunch of popups.  Care to elaborate?

It was a link to a Washington Post article/editorial. It mentioned the "police acted stupidly" in the arrest of Henry Louis Gates comment. Some of his Trayvon Martin comments like if I had a son, he'd probably look like Trayvon. He had other disparaging comments about law enforcement. The few folks I know who are in the military now loathed President Obama for his lack of respect.

It's kind of like conservatives blame Obama for "worsening race relations in the country." It's an assertion that not only has no basis in fact but is directly refuted by actual history, but it gets repeated enough they convince themselves it's true.

I recall President saying some pretty irresponsible racial things about the police in the Trayvon Martin incident. It's perfectly okay for you libs to be silent after the NY socialist's followers threatened my friend, Steve Scalise, who **was** shot in a politically motivated act, with more violence. Did she try to walk that back? Nope. Did any of you express outrage about that? Again. Crickets...

Beer and Queso / Re: College Football 2018
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:41:23 pm »
Hey Hap, after the Bevo-Uga showdown, y’all gonna bring Mike to Austin?

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Why not? Mike VII loves steak.

Beer and Queso / Re: College Football 2018
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:46:09 pm »
I think you are going to enjoy Neil Brown in WV.  Solid coach and appears to be a solid man, too. I live near Troy and no rumblings of any trouble down here.

I concur. WV get the best end of that deal in my opinion.

All that stuff you said about hordes being infiltrated by gangs and Muslim extremists is completely false.  Think about it: why would they?   To think otherwise is to believe that someone from ISIS is going to go to Honduras - obviously after having learned Spanish with a pitch-perfect Honduran accent - to join a caravan, slowly to walk thousands of miles under the gaze of the world media apparatus, to get to the US.  All of this instead of buying a plane ticket.  The alternative to believing all of that inconceivable nonsense is to believe that brown people are universally interchangeable. 

In the meantime, the people actually in the caravan are asylum-seekers risking life and limb to make a better life for themselves and their families.  US law allows them to cross the border and - as long as they present themselves to US authorities at the earliest opportunity - their crossing of the border is entirely legal. 

As for the free stuff comment, you should know better.  Immigrants - like myself - drive the economy.  We buy goods and services that drive demand.  We supply labor.  What we don’t get is free stuff.  You are completely ignorant - willfully or otherwise - of what you speak.  Maybe that’s why you love Trump so much.

You're telling me with a straight face that the Democrats don't promise things to the poor to get them to vote for them? Ha. We want immigrants like you because somehow you're a productive member of society because we gave you a hand up. What we don't need are more people who are poorly educated, who don't wish to assimilate like you have and who need hand outs because we can't afford it in my opinion.

You do understand that your “border security” issue is bogus, correct?  People crossing the border illegally has been dropping for decades. The government is closed and the media can’t talk about anything else, but it’s a made up issue.

I couldn't disagree more with you here. When hordes organized by rabble rousers and infiltrated by gangs and other radical Muslim extremists are approaching our border, like is the case now (just heard another horde is organizing now), I'm damn glad that Donald Trump is president and no sniveling Democrats peddling free stuff for all has much to say about that.

What good things do you think he has done?

Appointed two conservative justices, tax cut, new trade agreements, hopefully reinvigorating the border security after eight years of nothing, reinvesting in the military, etc.

Why? This is the thing that confuses me. The guy is clearly out of his element, and completely lacking in any sort of ability to assess a situation. Is the desire to keep Republican control of power so extreme that you're willing to support an obvious moron?

For me, it was anybody but Hillary Clinton, so I voted for President Trump and didn't know how he'd do, but I've been pleasantly surprised. I disagree with your conclusion that President Trump is out of his element. I think He's done some very good things. The press has been ruthless and unfair to him. I hate the main stream media because of their now obvious bias, so that simply pushs me more toward the President.

I’d love to hear from anyone who use to trumpet that Obama was the most divisive president ever, but that now supports the fucking moron in office.

There is substantial evidence that President Obama was in fact divisive. Was he the most divisive? I don't know and don't want to make such an argument. Do I support President Trump? Absolutely.

In the Rose Garden, Trump is lying his considerable ass off about things as diverse as the whereabouts of Mitch McConnell - "he's running the Senate", says Trump, when the Senate had long adjourned for the weekend - to declaring a national emergency and using the "military version of eminent domain" to get the wall built.

Does he really think he can send the army down to the Texas border to seize private land and hold it while he builds the wall?  Isn't this what militia folks think the 2nd Amendment is there to prevent?  Are conservatives going to have to eat a Texas-sized shit sandwich about eminent domain?  Seriously what the fucking fuck?

I don't think that's going to happen.

Talk Zone / Re: Opening Day
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:05:17 am »
On the other hand, if HH said why don't we all go to Tampa for opening day? I might consider it. I'm a bit annoyed with the Astros.

Let me wager a guess: season ticket price hike?

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