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    Romeo Langford - Pick #14

    When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?
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    MLB to Test Larger Bases, Defensive Positioning Restrictions in Minors in 2021

    I'm fairly intrigued by the larger base size. Baseball has a long history of a runner being called out if the glove and ball are down ahead of the runner. In recent years, I'm guessing due to replay, the neighborhood play no longer applies, both on turning DPs as well as on tags. Runners these...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I agree the Fubo reviews have been a great help. Thank you all for your input. I am very pleased with YTTV, other than dropping NESN. The unlimited DVR, and ability to say “record all of xyz” is one of those things you never knew you needed, but now hate to do without. Change of schedule, rain...
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    Alex Cora is back as Sox manager

    Thanks for clarifying that, Kelpap. I did send it to SK, and he forwarded it internally to be addressed. What I found encouraging was the level of who called me (an exec VP) as well as his apparent sincerity and willingness to be open to improvement. No excuses, and significant discussion on...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    SoSH was never mentioned, although I "anonymously name-dropped" in my email to Sam Kennedy. I referenced sending same email to a well-known local journalist asking for advice getting it noticed, and he suggested, correctly, that SK was very responsive. I agree the team most likely recognizes...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    Thanks for all who inquired about the status of my letter to the Red Sox, both publicly and via PM (post #226). Writing this is a mix of sharing what I learned, as well as helping me process my thoughts. I had no reply after 3 weeks, so I forwarded the email to Sam Kennedy, asking if he would...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    Quoting myself here for context. I let this percolate for a while in my subconscious, and sent the following letter to the Red Sox this morning. Dear Boston Red Sox, I write this with hope of encouraging the entire organization to use its power, forum, financial position, and collective voice...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    As a white dad of a black 9-year-old boy, the increasing racial divide in this country both exhausts me and horrifies me. My single most important role in life is to protect my son. The fact that so many like Brasier exist within our society has been a mild shock to me over the past 5 years. The...
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    Problems with iPhone 6 and Apple Carplay

    I believe it is a Honda issue. I have a 2018 civic, and have had many CarPlay issues since buying it new, although less severe than yours. The dealership explained that their interface was built for android, and the apple portion was an add-on. They offered no solutions. Connecting is sketchy...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    I admit to enjoying the Mr Chemistry thread more than I should. I envision a combination of Tom Bodley and Bryan Cranston/Walter White from Breaking Bad.
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    Probably some perception bias there in my part. It just seems like so many less possessions of “my turn to shoot” without Mr. C around. We still see “no Marcus, no, no.......nice shot”, but seems less frequent. On the other hand, jack happy is a great phrase. Sounds like a Who song played in...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    I am not a shot mechanics guru, so I appreciate all the good insight on this forum. To the eye test, he seems to have significantly better shot selection on 3s than earlier in his career. Much more in the flow of the offense, i.e. shots that CBS wants. In terms of defense and overall court...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I’m in the midst of a 2-week YouTube TV trial. I watch most sox, Celtics, and pats games, quite often on DVR. I am fairly happy with their DVR functionality so far. Primarily use any of 3 devices. TV with built in apps, TV with roku, and older iPad. All somewhat different controls, but all...
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    Spygate 2: Red Sox Stealing Signs and Relaying Electronically

    Not related, but top of my wish list for rule changes is to eliminate all video replay personnel. Why is technology allowed there only, but not elsewhere? 20 seconds max to decide whether to challenge, with no assistance. Would be less clear when to challenge, and perhaps give advantage to a...
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    Is Bogaerts getting a pass?

    I've also been frustrated with this pattern. 10-day DL seemingly makes it easier to go that route, but I'm not seeing that. Beyond not healing as quickly, the bad habits developed when compensating for an injury can last even longer. I would have guessed the team would welcome an opportunity to...
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    Outs at Home 2017

    Thanks for doing this research. Most seem to agree that being aggressive on the bases is warranted with the offense being more inconsistent than past years. A few of these outs required a perfect throw and tag, while others were doomed from the start. I assume the contact play is manager's...
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    Sunday's late afternoon/night second-round playoff format is the likely norm starting next season

    +1 for the World Party lyrics. Yet another reminder for me that the mix of backgrounds, interests, careers, and expertise of regular poster's is what makes this place both informative and interesting.
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    2021 Lockout: To Be or Not to Be, the Bank Accounts Will be the Question

    This is probably a stupid idea, but looking for a possible solution on the NFL supposed push for 18 game schedule. What about playing 18 games, with each player only allowed to be active for 16? There would be awesome strategic opportunities, and Belichick would easily outsmart the league on...
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    Celtics Free Agent Targets and Rumblings

    It worked out pretty well last time Boston landed a guy who had a father named Tito.
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    June MLB Game Thread

    Ventura is not the best example since he has a history, but my sense is that pitcher suspension's are only in cases where the batter charges the mound. If batter does not react, MLB ignores, pitcher is not suspended.