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Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: December 04, 2019, 09:28:55 am »
I only use a desktop for OWA.

I don't know if it's a browser issue or what.  Perhaps Waldo can help us out here. 

Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:50:35 am »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.

I'm having the same problem.  It works on a mobile device, but never loads on the desktop.  I hope that can get fixed. 

Talk Zone / Re: We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:28:10 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

Unfortunately, this is not a matter of wanting to try something new, or even a choice of keep this format or move to a new one. It's move to a new format or the forum dies.  The current software is simply outdated and is no longer supported. Waldo has held this one together with pine tar and bat tape until we could get something new set up, but it's simply not sustainable.  We'll have to get used to something else. I'm certain we will.

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:13:44 pm »
The willingness to buy into these crazy narratives about people suddenly looting and breaking into homes for food is what confounds me. Where are the critical thinking skills?

I'm not sure which is worse, the lack of thinking or the "thinking" that if we let poor people see a doctor, we'll immediately be living in Venezuela. 

Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Roster
« on: November 27, 2019, 01:30:06 pm »
To better enable pinch hitting for the catcher?
To rotate catchers more frequently?
To carry a more bat-first catcher?

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There are lots of reasons to want three catchers. It's always been tough due to roster limits, but having the 26th spot opens up huge possibilities. A better question is why *wouldn't* you want the option of a third catcher?

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:18:20 pm »
I think this is what he's referring to:

I don't Twitter, so I'll have to take you guys' word for it.  I just wish people still spoke in non tweets.

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 27, 2019, 09:33:26 am »
Turns out Aubrey Huff is a piece of shit. Who saw that coming....

Is there context to this, or are you just making a general observation?

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:43:48 pm »
I'm really hoping The Athletic is done with the hatchet jobs and they expose other clubs.

Otherwise I'll have a hard time justifying paying them to throw piles of shit at my favorite team.

I wouldn’t read Evan Drellich’s drivel if it got me a free handjob from Scarlett Johansson. I sure as shit wouldn’t pay to read it.

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:31:54 am »
My guess is MLB was tipped off by another team shortly before the end of the regular season (it's amazing this scheme lasted three and a half months, as crude and obvious as it was). They probably looked at the video and confirmed that something was off but didn't have what the Athletic did... sources to confirm the specifics. With the postseason coming up they had to do something, so they warned the Astros off the record. Luhnow or whoever can't claim that this had already been settled because there is no documentation.

It’s not just the Astros. Manfred is lying to your face when he says he doesn’t think it extends beyond them. This has been going on for a century and MLB has known about it and for the most part tolerated it. This story is about a reporter wanting to embarrass the Astros. MLB simply went “ah we have to acknowledge.” 

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:07:58 am »
This is a pretty interesting and balanced article by the Ringer. They did a deep dive on game video from 2017. They say the drum signals first appeared on May 28 and continued intermittently until mid September (the time of the White Sox series described in the Athletic article). Those games were played 5-6 days after the formal announcement and warning by MLB about the Red Sox spying case.

My guess is that whatever happened started with the players (as the Athletic article suggested) and was improvised with found items... existing cameras, the replay monitor and the trash can. This doesn't seem like something mandated by the front office, especially as primitive as it was. And why would they start this on a random date mid-season? I'm really starting to doubt all the rumors about James Bond style-high tech espionage. That doesn't mean this wasn't serious. If they were using a camera to spy in real time, multiple players knew.  It's hard to imagine Hinch and the coaches wouldn't have figured it out, even if they weren't participants. Did the front office ignore this, or did they try to police it themselves? Even if they somehow didn't know, it happened on their watch.

But there's one group that definitely knew... MLB. The warning about drum signals to the monitors in 2019 is pretty obvious. If MLB had reports or rumors about this, all they had to do was spend a couple of hours watching game film (like Jomboy and friends) to understand what was going on. So why didn't they act, even after they publicly reprimanded the Red Sox and Yankees?

MLB knew about it. They didn’t act because they didn’t want to open that can of worms. It was opened for them.

Talk Zone / Re: 2020 Hall of Fame
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:04:39 am »
I was obviously kidding about the"class by himself" but this guy?!?!? He voted for Bonds, Clemens, Pettitte, Schilling, Ramirez, and Visquel in 2019 but this year he is leaving them off because of Jeter.

The icing on the stupid cake was that he thinks the HOF is watered down, but voted for Omar Vizquel.

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:00:31 am »
Hope I am 1000% wrong on this, but what I heard tonight doesn’t give me much hope, in regards to penalties.  Best case is that the only action is that turd Taubman is banned for life, I fear that won’t be enough.

What did you hear?  And unless Taubman was the ring leader of the sign stealing, why would he even enter the discussion?

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:58:22 pm »
Doesn’t matter what I have.  Just saying MLB has enough.   The hammer is coming down, 

Again, what evidence do you have of that?

To use an analogy, the cops told everyone no more speeding through the neighborhood.   10+ people decided F that and kept  speeding through the neighborhood, the Astros had the BRIGHT RED CORVETTE going 80, and got pulled over.  Now lets hope the penalty isn’t to harsh.

That is not an accurate analogy. You’re saying the cops said no more speeding through the neighborhood, and now because someone claims the Astros were doing 80 two years ago, they should retroactively receive  harsher penalties than those who got pulled over two weeks after the Astros alleged speeding and before the cops mades said announcement.

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:44:37 pm »
and after, which is the issue.

What evidence do you have of that?

Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 22, 2019, 11:39:26 pm »
Pass along a couple things.   MLB told teams after the Red Sox Apple Watch stuff, that is it, next team is going to be in deep shit.  Astros appear to not have cared or  didn’t believe the warning. They have hell to pay now. 

Except this all happened *before* the Red Sox Apple Watch stuff.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:52:07 pm »
They've partnered with one or more of the networks to put on the Thursday games since 2014. They still show them on the NFL Network but they're also shown on the network that has the rights. For a few years it was split between NBC and CBS but now it's Fox exclusively.

Wait..what year is it?

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:50:33 pm »
I thought it was a fairly well accepted model that the NFL makes all decisions by in part filtering them through the affect on TV$.

But until now TNF had been shown on their own dime. No network was paying them for it.  They were making more money showing Sunday games than Thursday games. I guess that’s all changed now though.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:15:58 pm »

Well shows what I know. I thought they were still on NFL Network. Primetime games still suck as a fan though, Thursday night being the worst.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: November 22, 2019, 01:04:26 pm »
Yes you do.

Not really. I doubt they make any more money.

Beer and Queso / Re: Texans 2019
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:30:56 pm »
Last night’s game atmosphere was the worst I can recall for a prime time matchup in quite some time.

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Thursday night games are the worst game day experiences there are. Even Monday night is better, and Monday nights are pretty bad. I don’t know why the NFL continues to insist on them when it’s universally hated by players and fans.

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