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    2019 Raiders: We Got Keelan Doss back

    It seems AB (understandably) thinks of himself as a self-made man. Lightly recruited at the college level, 6th round pick, and made himself into a superstar. The problem is, he thinks that means that NO ONE can criticize him or tell him what to do. Coaches and Organizations are all part of...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I’m actually trying to figure out if I can have my brother create an account up in MA, where I can log in from SC and get NESN and all the Pats games. Sounds like that’s a possibility?
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Does it geolocate you in CA and give you the local ABC, CBS, etc?
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume III

    Yup, he's being too honest, that's his problem here. The Pats defensive gameplan was universally praised as brilliant. It should come as no surprise then that he wasn't prepared for it. But by talking about it like this, he's throwing read meat in front of trolls and mediots who will claim...
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    2019 Trade Deadline

    If Dombrowski called the Mets and said "I'm interested in Conforto, according to this site I should send you Rafael Devers and like $500K, what do you think?" the next thing he'd hear would be the boom of Brodie Van Wagenen breaking the sound barrier on his way to the fax machine to send the...
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    2019 Trade Deadline

    That website thinks a fair trade is one of Mookie or Devers (both worth less than Conforto alone) plus Bogaerts. And maybe some cash because the Mets are still losing the trade. So...
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    Are the USWNT being unfairly criticized for their sportsmanship? Is it sexist?

    Unfortunately for the Thai team, the US had to play that match as if goal differential was definitely going to matter. Imagine if they’d gone easy on them and won 5-0, then ended up looking at a potential three-way tie going into Match 3, with Chile facing Thailand. You think Chile wouldn’t lay...
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    Fair enough. Even subtracting the bad outings his walk rate is too high, for sure. His ERA isn’t incredibly low or high. His WHIP is sub-1.00. Seems solid to me for a 22 year old in AA in his second pro season. Anyway, the argument was whether or not he was being “lit up”. When you’ve got...
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    Oh, Eric Van. I honestly never paid him much heed, if that’s who we’re talking about.
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    Well I don’t think it’s crazy to toss (or more accurately, discount) a tightly clustered three game stretch of poor performance when debating how effective he’s been so far, or whether he’s been getting shelled at AA, which was really the argument we were having.
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    I’m missing a joke here, I think. What is it?
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    Sure consistency is important. And if he’d had a bad outing on 4/16, then another on 4/27, then another on 5/4, then another on 5/13, I’d be more concerned. But when the bulk of his bad outings come in three consecutive appearances I’m less concerned. Could have been sick, could have lost his...
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    It was actually a three appearance stretch in early May where he gave up 5 hits, 8 ER and 9 BB with only one K that inflated his overall stats. Minus that he’s at 17.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 7 BB, 20K. So pretty damn good. He just lost his stuff for a brief stretch. He may not be on the fast track...
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I have a hard time believing Green could impart that much rotation to the ball when it looked like it was just on his fingertips. Plus it looked like the ball changes direction a bit. Regardless, even if it was the wrong call it didn’t affect the outcome.
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    The 2nd Season - 2019 Playoff Thread

    I was watching somewhere with the sound off, but if you’re talking about the OOB play with Draymond and Gasol it seemed pretty clear to me that it was off Gasol’s arm. In one of the angles you can clearly see the rotation of the ball change in a way that could only happen if Gasol’s forearm...