Recent content by Smiling Joe Hesketh

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    Krejci heading back to Czech Republic

    I remember a little while ago he was concerned that his kids didn't speak Czech and thus couldn't talk to his parents, who don't speak English. He'll be missed. Such a great player.
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    Krejci heading back to Czech Republic

    View: https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/1421153730326577158?s=20
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    Bruins sign Linus Ullmark

    Ullmark has remarkably good numbers playing for a HORRIBLE team, his contract is quite reasonable, and now the Bruins have very good options going forward. I think it's not said enough about how green Swayman really is, he's got very very little pro experience. Ullmark is the number 1, Swayman...
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    SoSH Fantasy Premier League 2021-22 OFFICIALLY STARTED

    OK the new league has been created: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/gt275e In as Party Till You Pukki
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    Cleveland Indians to become the Cleveland Guardians

    The logo is derivative of the statues. View: https://twitter.com/actioncookbook/status/1418572285955424256?s=20
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    Cleveland Indians to become the Cleveland Guardians

    Bah, no one would care about the original Spiders. The name and logo had a ton of possibilities, it would be highly unusual yet cool, and most importantly....MOICHENDISING!
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    Cleveland Indians to become the Cleveland Guardians

    The Rockies is a fantastic team name and a nod to the former NHL team that later became the NJ Devils. The Nationals is an old reference to the former Senators, as teams had many nicknames 100 years ago. Some of the best names are nods to long term minor league teams, like Padres and Marlins.
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Brady taking a shot at Trump isn't terribly surprising, their relationship has always seemed to be asymmetrical and Trump seemed to glom onto him as a "winner." It's one thing to be hanging out and judging beauty contests and playing golf in 2005, it's quite another once Trump became POTUS...
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    Rethinking Barstool?

    Carrabis has written before that he owes his entire writing career to Barstool, so it's hardly surprising that he's decided to ape Portnoy in nearly every way. He's annoying as hell.
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    Red Sox acquire Adam Ottavino and RHP prospect Frank German from Yankees for PTBNL

    Not that Ohtani needed any extra motivation but he killed the Sox last night, so perhaps he lives by the adage that the best revenge is living well.
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    N'Keal Harry Requests a Trade

    He didn't produce with Brady throwing the ball. I can't imagine how he'll produce with a non-Brady throwing him the ball. They'd get nothing for him so I'd say keep him. Maybe he can be a possession receiver or something. His value is at an all-time low.
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    Red Sox acquire Adam Ottavino and RHP prospect Frank German from Yankees for PTBNL

    He also yelled "Happy birthday bitch!" at Ohtani after the last out last night so he's definitely got a screw loose.
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    It goes without saying, despite your attempt at message board semantics, that the players in question need to play a crucial role in winning those WS titles for the trade to be considered a win. But you already knew that. Mookie has already led the Dodgers to a WS title after the trade. In that...
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    I want to add, as one of the most vocal opponents of the trade, that Verdugo has seemingly handled himself respectably and likeably since arriving and that includes addressing the incident in the minor leagues upon arrival in Boston. Like Kyle Larson in NASCAR (although Larson's crime was far...