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    Top 10 pick forgoes minors, goes to Japan

    Hawks Twitter officially announced the signing this afternoon. There will be a press conference in the US on May 30th, before they introduce him in Japan on June 3rd.
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    Top 10 pick forgoes minors, goes to Japan

    Fangraphs piece: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/how-scott-boras-got-carter-stewarts-groove-back/ I think they’ve got the posting system info wrong (and commented to that effect) but the rest of it is a good breakdown.
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    Top 10 pick forgoes minors, goes to Japan

    Well he might still do it regardless of the Japanese promotion time table, given the fact that he'll be making roughly 2x what he would in the US over those same years and then also be a FA much earlier, all while having a much higher standard of living than MiLB players. That said, he will...
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    Koji Uehara retires from professional baseball

    Here’s his brief but emotional retirement press conference (in Japanese): One of the questions was about career highs and lows, for highs he mentioned his two Championships, 2002 and 2013. Edit: oh and for what might come next, as some folks have speculated that he'd be a great coach -- he...
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    Koji Uehara retires from professional baseball

    Thanks for starting the thread. Someone mentioned it in the "Following former Red Sox" thread yesterday but I was meaning to start a devoted thread. It was all over the news yesterday, which was great because I got to see the clip of him K'ing Carpenter to win the WS about 10 times. Let me...
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    The Caster Semenya decision

    Are you in favor of the Sox signing a guy for the pen who can throw 105 with pinpoint control, or do you think relievers should be capped at 100mph, so as to maintain a level playing field? What if a girl joins the co-ed team you coach, and she not only fits in quickly but dominates. And she...
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    The Caster Semenya decision

    Man this is a total failure of both logic and compassion. I’d struggle to think of a worse take. You think millions of girls and women are going to choose not to participate in sports because one day they might lose to a woman with naturally high testosterone? Edit: Please read the linked...
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    You have to do a bit over 20k a day.
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    March/April MLB game thread: “It’s big ball chunky time!”

    Nicely done. Are you studying Japanese, or? Really great atmosphere here tonight. Sasaki threw out the first pitch to Johjima, with Rickey Henderson standing in the batter’s box. Ken Griffey Jr is here for the games and was honored with a nice video tribute. Obviously plenty of locals turned...
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    AUCTION ITEM: 2 Tickets to Any Patriots Home Game 2019

    550 of your United States Dollars.
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    Auction Item: A Carton of Toast! Gummies + A Special Bonus!

    Then someone outbid me already, I don't even drink anymore.
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    AUCTION ITEM: Autographed Baseball

    $110 but it has to be made out/mailed to Syd's kid and that's all he's getting from me this year.
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    AUCTION ITEM: Basotho Blanket

    $200 and I'll wear it however I goddamn well please.
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    Golf at Eastward Ho!

    $350
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    AUCTION ITEM: Autographed Baseball

    $60 just to deprive Syd's kid