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  1. Ramon AC

    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    I didn’t know about the not kneeling stuff, but if you showed me the names of all the players in the NBA and asked me to pick the one who is my fellow Jew, it would be Meyers Leonard.
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    Thank you, Petey: Dustin Pedroia announces his retirement

    Do you remember the game state at the time, and why that play mattered a lot in an 8-0 game?
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    My wife is a ferocious Steelers fan, so...close? I enjoy playing house with her.
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    I haven't the foggiest idea who she is, but she sounds like a real piece of work. Probably a MFY fan. The museum of holography was awesome, my dad took me there every time we went to New York to see my grandparents.
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

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    20 best home runs in Red Sox history

    That's bad work by me not to have noticed that. Although, In terms of emotional importance just to the 2004 postseason I'd put any number of homers ahead of it including Papi's first inning shots in both Game 7 of the ALCS and Game 1 of the World Series.
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    20 best home runs in Red Sox history

    No one ever talks about Papi's series-ending home run to beat Washburn and the Angels in the 2004 ALDS. After Vlad's grand slam off Timlin in the 7th to tie, I had terrible anxiety that it was all going to roll downhill as usual, but the first walkoff of that postseason was an inkling that...
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    Phil Niekro dead at 81

    The first big league baseball game I ever saw was at Yankee Stadium in 1985, Phil Niekro against the Red Sox. The Yankees won, my hero Jim Rice made an error in left, and watching Niekro was like slow motion. RIP to the older of the two knuckleballing Niekros, the winningest brothers in MLB...
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    Forbes Field: A Memoir in Drawings

    I just finished watching this video by muralist and architecture professor Douglas Cooper, in which he describes his experience living next to Pittsburgh's Forbes Field in the late 1960s. His memories are accompanied by his drawings, including details of a mural of historic Pittsburgh panoramas...
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    Covid and MLB

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    Screen Recording Software for Windows

    Maybe this was was common knowledge, but I learned this week that PowerPoint has a screen recording function.
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    Best Red Sox Closer: Nominees

    Keith Foulke, because he changed my life.
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    Jim Ed's Signature

    My first favorite player was Jim Rice. I took markers and turned a plain white T-shirt into a Jim Rice jersey for my Halloween costume when I was 10. I have had a Jim Rice sticker on the back of my electric guitar for 2 decades now. I love Jim Rice. The SI cover of him sliding into home and...
  14. Ramon AC

    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    Your posts are bad not only because they assume and call out bad faith on the part of respected long term members of this community, but also because they are expressions, "signals" if you will, of your own sense of virtue and its opposite. Kobe Bryant's game always seemed overrated to me, and...
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    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    People should get used to rape and sexual assault being mentioned soon after a celebrity dies, unexpectedly or not. If Roethlisberger, Tyson, Spacey, Louis CK, or any other of a thousand others died in a helicopter crash today, you better believe those events would be discussed. The reactions...
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    All-Time Favorite Baseball Teams that Weren't Your Team

    The mid-80s Cardinals with Coleman, Tudor, McGee, et al. Great foils for the despicable Mets. The 88 Dodgers: Hershiser, Gibson, but particularly Hatcher, who is the cousin of a kid in my class that year. His WS homers felt like a personal victory.
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    Who Can Carry The Load?

    Not to mention gambling.
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    Redsoxstiff

    redoxstiff and redsoxbrain first appeared in this forum at about the same time, and were confused with each other for a while until it became evident that stiffy was sui generis and no one could possibly mistake his voice for any other. Days or weeks into his tenure I made the terrible mistake...
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    [LOCKED] 2019 AB Watch: Non-legal Views Only

    Sorry I'm late on this, but based on Brown's recent behavior perhaps Autotomy would be a more appropriate name.