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    Least Favorite Red Sox Heroes

    Weird that everyone keeps mentioning Schilling in this thread, considering he walked into the wilderness after the 2008 season and was never heard from again. (Yeah, it's Schilling. No one else even qualifies for my list.)
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    I'm with you on this, though I will add one more development that will make me more comfortable with going 'back to normal': a clear and proven breakthrough in treatment options for severe cases. Like, I still wouldn't want to catch it, but if it seems that the chances are pretty good that even...
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    Overseas baseball is back!

    Tuned in to this first KBO game in time to see two players on the Dinos hit back to back home runs, the second one with a solid (if overly commented upon by Ravech) bat flip. Taking an early lead in the race to be my team in this league.
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    Is the best part of this thread the argument that black gang members are treated better in society than white supremacists? Is it Salon being called "leftist"? Is it someone floating the possibility this kicker will be as good as Ghost? Is it the longing for a time when sports had no...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Who could have foreseen this coming from a Simmons protégé? (I have not listened to the podcast in question. I like Mallory, though have almost exclusively engaged with her pop culture content. I just wanted to take that shot at our boy Bill.)
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    Fouts is out

    I am unfairly disappointed that the thread title isn't "Fouts is outs."
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    Overseas baseball is back!

    OK, this was all I needed to know. GO GUARDIANS! MAY FUBON MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE! POSITIVE ENERGY!
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    Great idea. I'm going to try to secret this into existence now.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    This should be the tagline for the Rewatchables. I will check it out from time to time, and I get that the "half-assed" nature of the discussion is meant to be part of the fun. But when it's clear that no one in the conversation cares about obvious details (like the Jaws episode where Simmons...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Amazing that that Altuve AB opens with Buck declaring "And he loooooves hitting here at home in Houston." Watching that again, beyond any analysis of the shirt and the tattoo and the timing...it just reminds me how much I enjoyed Altuve. He was one of my favorite non-Sox players of the last few...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    Beyond the beanballs question, this Merrifield quote makes me wonder this: will there be a visible shunning of Astros players during games next year? We've become so used to runners on base exchanging pleasantries with infielders and batters saying hello to catchers -- will this not happen when...
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    I was gonna say that my reaction to the Spotify headline was "man, Simmons is going to be making a bunch of hilariously reckless bets in the near future."
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    Pete Rose petitioning MLB for reinstatement

    Smart move having those doubts: View: https://twitter.com/MattGertz/status/1226264528595406849
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    Celebrating What Is

    Ray Borque bringing the Avalanche cup to City Hall Plaza turned things around! Another way of looking at things: imagine being told in 2001 that, in the next 18 years, the Red Sox would lose two heartbreaking ALCS game 7s, the Celtics would blow a 4th quarter lead to the Lakers in a Finals game...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    That was exactly the point I was going to bring up: the people of color I know who either moved to Boston or visit regularly say they feel consistently alienated there. Perhaps not in a "this is the most racist place ever," but in a "I never feel comfortable there in a way I don't in other...