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    8/3: Cole vs. Arrieta

    Your 28th ring for this season should be a nose ring.
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    8/3: Cole vs. Arrieta

    This season is an illegitimate sham. Asterisks for everyone!
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    Covid and MLB

    Can we rename this thread “Corona, to the main stage”?
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    July/August game thread

    I like this Mega-East division. The regular season would be much more enjoyable with spreading divisional games out and not having to see the same 4 teams a bajillion times.
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    July/August game thread

    He reminds me of a right handed Big Unit when he’s dealing. He was touching 100 and just straight up nasty. He got pulled at 72 pitches after the Rays hung an 8 spot up in the bottom of the 4th. They’re going to manage his pitch counts pretty tightly. Oh what might have been last year if he...
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    July/August game thread

    Ji-Man Choi had 735 MLB at bats coming into today, all left-handed. He used to switch hit in the minors and decided to pick that back up during Covid break and in his 2nd RH at bat today hit a 109.9 mph laser beam into the seats. Rays walked it off in the 10th.
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    July/August game thread

    Joe West 1 - Rays 0 to start the season. Some things stay the same regardless of apocalypses. Rays win 4-1 today behind good start from Yarbrough and big hits from Lowe and Ji-Man. Rays games honestly don’t look or sound any different than normal. Extra home field advantage??
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    May our paths cross in late October.
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    They’re only pulling out enough to win
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    Washington Football Team Name Change

    They are blundering into what is a great move. They will become the “The Team” and it will never go back. They’ll sell a gazillion John Belushi style sweatshirts.
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    This season is totally valid. The World Series Champion will be a real champion. No asterisks. 60 game sprint to glory.
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    2020 Rays: Go, Tsutsu, Go!!

    He’ll probably miss 2021, too. Next man up.
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    Stanford Cutting 11 Varsity Sports Programs

    The Ivies use a target “academic index” for each sport, which is basically an average of the GPA/SATs of an incoming recruiting class. There is some absolute minimum bar that each individual has to clear, but basically recruiting strong academic athletes can help you bring in some knucklehead...
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    Stanford Cutting 11 Varsity Sports Programs

    Yeah, I’m much less bothered by Yale recruiting a bunch of future Olympic medalist rowers than giving admissions spots to random 8 handicappers on the golf team. The whole point of the preferential admissions is supposed to be excellence. Ivy League is the SEC of rowing and Yale is Bama...
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    Stanford Cutting 11 Varsity Sports Programs

    Why is it preposterous to recruit the best athletes in the world into your program?