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  1. Orel Miraculous

    COVID-19 and the Red Sox

    All of which are completely legitimate concerns to be raised by the players. All of these ridiculous bubble ideas pretend that the players are strat-o-matic baseball cards instead of human beings.
  2. Orel Miraculous

    Washington Football Team Name Change

    Before you cite this poll again for the 10th time in this thread, you should know that it was complete bullshit:
  3. Orel Miraculous

    Washington Football Team Name Change

    What I hate about this conversation is the way defenders of Indian mascots insist that someone who wants them changed is "being offended on behalf of someone else." While they are unquestionably offensive, regardless of ethnic background, all Americans we should want to get rid of them just out...
  4. Orel Miraculous

    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    The "baseball is dying" narrative is one of the most annoying discussions there is, both because it's been ongoing for literally 100 years, and because everyone who says it's dying bases their argument almost entirely on anecdotes about their friends and twitter feed. The reality is that, while...
  5. Orel Miraculous

    Rethinking Barstool?

    Zuppardi's doesn't have to do shit and you don't need to stop going there. That's ridiculous. But consumers of the app (which is what this discussion was about), should realize that there's really, really no shortage of pizza coverage out there. Zuppardi's itself has been featured in Lonely...
  6. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    A nicely played 2-2 game in the 8th between LG and SK. Good god, it's refreshing watching a baseball game where the baseball actually gets put into play.
  7. Orel Miraculous

    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    Did you miss the agreement the players already made with the league in March? Their pay is being reduced already. If no games are played, then just $170 million will be divided amongst every player. If some game are played, the players will receive only pro-rated salaries based on games played...
  8. Orel Miraculous

    Ideal Realignment

    Exactly what problem are you people trying to solve here?
  9. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    You missed one crazy game. LG scored 7 in the eighth to come back and win. In other news, the Lotte Giants moved to a league-best 5-0 on the season, thanks to Dixon Machado's third homer. Machado hit 17 in just 102 games at AAA last year and sported an .850 OPS. The most fun I've ever had at...
  10. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    We have fans in Taipei. There's only 1,000 of them and they're spaced several seats apart, but they're making noise. The game is once again free to stream, as it seems only some broadcasters are putting their games behind a paywall. View...
  11. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    Well, looks like at least some of the CPBL games are now pay-per-view, with today's Guardians-Monkeys game costing $2.49 on something called Live Now. It's hard to overstate what a massive error in judgment this is on the part of the league and its broadcasters, coming just as the KBO gets going...
  12. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    It won't be. The CPBL is planning to start playing in front of 1,000 fans in a few days.
  13. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back! is what you want: The streams aren't always on the Eleven Twitter account, as they're not the sole broadcasters. But Fubon puts each of its games on its own account.
  14. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    Dear god, please make this happen. I've actually been half-expecting to hear that Yasiel Puig signed with a Korean team. It would be a good move--for a couple of months he'd be the biggest athlete on the planet. Looks like that dream is dead with news about the likely Giants signing.
  15. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    And Lin just blasted a homer to left to make it 3-1 Brothers. Lin's hitting third and playing CF and seems to be doing really well over there. He was outstanding in 2016, hitting 22 homers with a 1.004 OPS, and he's slashing 314/423/500 so far this year.
  16. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    Two former big leaguers going against each other now on an English-language broadcast: Esmil Rogers for the ChinaTrust Brothers and Henry Sosa for the Guardians (ok, calling Sosa a big leaguer is somewhat misleading). In addition to the Manny Ramirez connection and Che-Hsuan Lin, Fubon also has...
  17. Orel Miraculous

    Overseas baseball is back!

    I believe streams are actually ongoing for all teams, even before May 1. It’s only the English language broadcast that’s on temporary hiatus, and only currently available for the Monkeys.
  18. Orel Miraculous

    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    In two sentences you go from discounting Charleston specifically because he didn’t play against the best competition, to elevating Ruth. . . despite the fact that he didn’t play against the best competition. Quibble with Joe’s rankings all you want (I would’ve put Ruth first, too) but at least...
  19. Orel Miraculous

    How will the Sox do in 2020?

    Cole has been a top three MLB pitcher precisely once in his career, and is most likely never going to be as good again. Paxton has been elite once in his career. . . it was three years ago and he’s now an injured 31-year-old. And rather than draw any conclusions from Jordan Montgomery’s 4...