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    Mets Scandals

    Huh. I was in freshman microeconomics with that guy in college. I'm guessing they might not cover this story in the alumni magazine.
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    MLB to launch league for Draft prospects

    Dunno if any of you saw the Athletic's article, but it's...not good: https://theathletic.com/2253333/2020/12/10/minor-league-owners-weigh-mlb-fight/ Quotes for those behind a paywall (though I highly recommend a subscription!): So MiLB teams have to sign away their rights in order to obtain...
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    MLB to launch league for Draft prospects

    "In MLB's ongoing quest to eviscerate any league that isn't the major leagues...."
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    There's something fitting about the fact that the 2018 series turned when Roberts pulled a cruising Rich Hill in game 4 and let the Sox back in the game. Now he wins a series when the opposing manager pulls a similar stunt.
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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    I still kind of hate the one-game playoff thing. It's fine as a division/WC tiebreaker when teams actually end up tied, but as a customary playoff format, there's something weird about it. It feels like skipping to game 7 without the buildup that makes a game 7 exciting, or skipping to a...
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    I was hopeful once Papi's homer landed at the end of game 4, because a.) I knew the Sox could make up a two-game deficit in the postseason with their backs against the wall, because they done exactly that in the 2003 ALDS against the A's, and b.) the Papi homer felt so much like Trot Nixon's...
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    2 doubles, a HR, and three outs - including a strikeout - in just 12 pitches. That's efficiency!
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Mookie hit the recently departed Camping World tarp location. One game too late....
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    Most exciting plays in Red Sox history (for the Casual Fan)

    I guess I'd put Brunansky's slide on the same level as the Victorino or Ortiz's home run, though I don't think either one holds a candle to The Steal or Fisk. But I'll throw it in for completeness.
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    2020 NLCS: Braves vs. Dodgers

    It does not.
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    2020 ALCS: Good vs Evil

    The Idiots stand alone!
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    Happy 7th anniversary to David Ortiz’s game tying ALCS grand slam!

    Yes! My friend also pointed out that it's the 60th anniversary of Bill Mazeroski beating the Yankees with his game 7 walk-off home run (and still the only game 7 walk-off homer in World Series history). Clearly a good day for baseball!
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    10/7 MLB LDS Game Thread

    Fun fact: the Marlins are just one game away from losing their first postseason series ever. They are currently 7-0 in postseason series.
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    2020 Pats: Cam Tests Positive

    Arthur Bryant's is still there. I went there (and to the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Jazz Museum) on the way back from Chicago in August. But don't sleep on Oklahoma Joe's either. (I guess their name is now just Joe's.) That's the third of the dueling three KC places, and I know...
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    Covid and MLB

    Sad to hear. RIP to the umbrella hat.
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    Pedro's Immaculate Inning

    Oh man - what a list that "immaculate inning" list is! It's replete with random pitchers who hold obscure records and/or famous moments. Let's see who we have: - Sloppy Thurston (1923) would later go on to tie the record for most solo home runs allowed in a game with 6. - Joe Oeschger (1921)...
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    Mlb has proposed “the Baseball Cup” a single elimination tournament between all MLB and MILB teams.

    That's fair. But those are certainly the exception. It's not like ABC or CBS is carrying random college baseball games.
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    Mlb has proposed “the Baseball Cup” a single elimination tournament between all MLB and MILB teams.

    This idea would be a whole lot of fun if the teams take it seriously and a gigantic bore if they don't. Unfortunately, the latter school seems to be what killed exhibition games in the past; I remember the BoSox vs PawSox games when I was a kid and the HOF game in the not-too-distant past, and...
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    Milwaukee Bucks boycott Game 5 vs Orlando

    Apparently, the Bucks spent the last two hours on a conference call with the AG and the Lt. Governor of Wisconsin: View: https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1298749552464404480 Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn Inside the locker room, the Milwaukee Bucks were on a conference call with Wisconsin...
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    Covid and MLB

    The big thing was that when the negotiations started, they were talking about spring training plus half a season plus expanded playoffs in a bubble. Many of the players balked at being in a bubble for that long. This wasn't just the NBA playing ten games and playoffs - this was half a year in...