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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 25, 2019, 03:54:41 pm »
I didn't think the [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tags were necessary on this site.

[sarcasm]You're right.[/sarcasm]

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:03:48 pm »
You wrote G Gordon Liddy and my brain transposed it to Hunter S Thompson.

I think either would be entertaining.

G Gordon Liddy is still living.  Wow.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 18, 2019, 04:10:58 pm »
They didn't kill nobody. They didn't rape nobody. I don't see what the big deal is.

This is at least as bad as when the Astros threw the 1919 Series.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:12:45 pm »
When the Red Sox got caught red-handed doing illegal things, Rosenthal brushed it off with a "yeah, it happens...slap 'em on the wrist and move on."  He thinks the Astros should be disbanded, every citizen of Houston fined $1 billion and Hinch given a lengthy prison sentence.  Fuck him.

I don't have $1 billion.

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Talk Zone / Re: Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:41:53 pm »
Altuve at plate.
Our Yankees, who is better?
Sign stolen, ball gone.

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Talk Zone / Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:39:05 pm »
There was a time when this site would have known exactly how to respond to allegations of illegal sign stealing.  Let's remember our glory. Offer up your sign stealing haiku.

Camera relay,
Pound bats against metal can.
Batter takes a curve.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:18:42 pm »
The bullpen catcher is also going to be busy doing other things for much of the game.

What's more important than stealing signs?

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:13:43 pm »
The latest from  Score:

some details of how the scheme operated.

Trevor Plouffe, a nine-year veteran who last played in 2018, explained that the Astros used a live feed to capture the opposing catcher's signals to the pitcher, then used technology to relay that information to the bullpen catcher, who would then indicate whether the pitch was a fastball or offspeed by putting his hands up on the fence or keeping them down. Plouffe's information came courtesy of big-league pitcher Carson Smith as well as an unnamed source.

That seems unnecessarily complicated, and something that everyone in the bullpen would have known.

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Talk Zone / Re: Awards
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:10:11 pm »
I have been told postseason does not count. I was rooting for JV even before Cole was an ass.

I think the votes have to be in before the playoffs post season begins.

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Talk Zone / Re: Reid Ryan phasing out
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:07:29 pm »
FWIW, Crane told the Chronicle the move had nothing to do with the Taubman ordeal.

I didn't see that, thanks.

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Talk Zone / Re: Reid Ryan phasing out
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:34:04 pm »
I've wondered if Reid Ryan wasn't tied to how the press release on Taubman was handled.

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Talk Zone / Re: No Joy in Mudville
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:35:33 pm »
Frito Pie doesn't guarantee a win, it's simply preparation and dedication.  It's like hitting a 2-0 line drive 110 mph with the bases loaded...it usually plates two runs, but baseball is a cruel mistress sometimes and the BBGs are fickle.  You do what you can do, not matter what.

Exactly right.

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Talk Zone / Re: No Joy in Mudville
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:16:32 am »
Because baseball.

Because I misplaced my lucky hat.

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Talk Zone / No Joy in Mudville
« on: October 31, 2019, 10:27:42 am »
I suspect I'll smoke the victory cigar anyway, but it may take a couple of days to work my way up to it.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:46:34 pm »
Now we see what they’re made of.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:42:33 pm »
I think they’ve taken the crowd out of it.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:34:36 pm »
There’s plenty of baseball left to play.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:32:28 pm »
Well. There you are.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:27:55 pm »
Just a little bit outside.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:23:06 pm »

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