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    All-Time Favorite Baseball Teams that Weren't Your Team

    Maybe not a specific year, but the 1990s Mariners of Griffey, Randy Johnson, A-Rod “before,” Edgar, Buhner, etc. Also the 1990s Cleveland teams were pretty fun. Both deserved a better fate.
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    Poll: What should MLB do to punish the Astros' sign-stealing?

    I'm fairly certain the Cardinals have been doing something similar since the LaRussa years. It would certainly track with what we know: that ex-Cardinal Carlos Beltran was allegedly one of the players who suggested the scheme, and ex-Cardinals front office employee Jeff Luhnow at best tacitly...
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    Changing a username?

    I, too, would like to get in on this. I’ll PM later today if that’s all right.
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    It’s interesting. The initial article suggests that this whole scheme was recommended by two “veteran players,” one of whom had done something similar with a previous team. Let’s assume, for the moment, that player was Carlos Beltran, based on comments made by Alexes Bregman and Cora, as well as...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    The harshest punishment for anything under Manfred so far is probably John Copolella getting banned for life, no? Similar situation in that most people acknowledge that it wasn’t only the Braves who were skirting the rules, but they ultimately paid the price.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    I've said this before, but the no-shot guys like Putz are one of my favorite parts of the whole process. I think of it as an officially sanctioned version of Let's Remember Some Guys. A lot of sports fans only think about retired players in terms of the Hall or Nah binary, but this is a nice...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    It would be sort of crazy if after all this talk about launch angle and the juiced ball, it was just rampant sign-stealing that led to all these crazy breakouts from the last couple of years.
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    I believe that’s only an advantage for the Blue Jays and any other team employing a “Kenneth”
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    2019 MLB Awards Week: Verlander barely beats Cole for Cy Young

    MLB is trying with their "let the kids play" campaign. But the more I think about it, the more I wonder if it's something about the culture (for lack of a more precise word) of baseball itself that's to blame here. I feel like it's a sport that preaches a very specific version of "shut up and...
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    2019 MLB Awards Week: Verlander barely beats Cole for Cy Young

    I agree broadly with the point about baseball’s obsession with its own history (and fans are guilty of this also, watch what reaction you get if you suggest that Randy Johnson was better than Walter Johnson), but I’m also sure that MLB would love to promote Trout like crazy if he was interested...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    I mean, I'm already on record as saying I'd vote for all three of them, but I just think this is revisionist history. Sosa has had an... unusual post-baseball life, but I don't see or recall any stories of Sosa being any kind of clubhouse troublemaker from his playing days. I think the Manny...
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    What? Manny was the target of constant criticism during his playing days from fans and writers alike. Maybe not on SoSH, but roughly everywhere else.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Never thought I'd say this, but I genuinely miss the comments.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Does he get to go in a different plaque room if he gets a larger percentage of the vote?
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes ... Is it Dewey's time???

    Which of course is why they never made the playoffs or won a World Series with that configuration.