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  1. Gdiguy

    MLB May News

    I didn't know that - though looking now, I guess there's been 1 upheld protest in the last 34 years, so if they're not going to actually do anything ever then might as well just get rid of it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protested_game
  2. Gdiguy

    April Game Thread

    He also doubled in the first run of the game, and overall is hitting .545 on the year (not a typo) It’s just ridiculous right now
  3. Gdiguy

    Is ___________ a Hall of Famer?

    I was going to ask about what people thought about DeGrom, because I think he’s interesting in the Abreu sense - he didn’t start in MLB until 26, so even with 2 CYs and RoY to date he’s got no realistic chance to even come close to Greinke’s career numbers (and to hit 15 seasons he'd have to...
  4. Gdiguy

    April Game Thread

    To give some credit here - I think that rule is less about time and more about excitement, the idea being that ‘new R pitcher - strikeout -new L pitcher - strikeout - new R pitcher - strikeout’ is the worst case. So even if it adds some time, if people are getting hits and causing comebacks...
  5. Gdiguy

    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed against QB DeShaun Watson

    Isn't flying a prostitute across state lines to attempt to have sex with them potentially a more serious federal crime than the lawsuits he's currently facing? Like, I get that this is maybe their best bet in terms of public opinion (we had some people in this thread note that 'masseuse...
  6. Gdiguy

    "Spot and Choose": New Proposal for Overtime Rules

    While practically that achieves the same result, I think psychologically it 'feels' better to do the proposed way in that each team gets some sort of power to choose - so if it's effectively the same outcome but makes overtime seem more 'fair' then it's a net win
  7. Gdiguy

    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    Or, and here’s just a spitballing idea, not get haircuts from people outside your household days before the Super Bowl? If Mahomes got COVID from a haircut this week and had to sit the game, what’s the estimated cost of that haircut - tens of millions? More? It’s completely insane
  8. Gdiguy

    An early look at the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Next year will be interesting with A-Rod just from the perspective of 'at what point does it become ridiculous that the top X in terms of on-field baseball results are all voted down' I can understand those that don't want to vote for Manny/A-Rod (more than Bonds/Clemens), and definitely agree...
  9. Gdiguy

    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.16 vs Bills

    I think the thing that I don't understand is - why is Stidham still on the roster? If he wants to play Cam and thinks he's better - ok, fine... but if Stidham isn't better than this Cam is, other than 'he's a warm body' I don't really see the value of continuing to carry him? I guess to me the...
  10. Gdiguy

    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    Your link indicates that she confirms a 'relationship', but that they didn't do anything sexual until she turned 18, and while I think most of us might believe that's bullshit I don't think beliefs should be the benchmark here In fact, I'd argue that this argues the opposite - what I don't...
  11. Gdiguy

    Alert for power outage

    Since you said 'medicines' and 'vaccines' - I mean the real way to do this is e.g. https://www.monnit.com , temperature sensor / power sensor monitors that either connect to WIFI or even have their own cell connection to send signals in case of power outage, that's what we use for like -80C...
  12. Gdiguy

    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    It's not written that clearly, so I'm obviously trying to interpret a bit, but I *think* it's the latter - and that it's less about him publicizing his character, rather it's that he's out there publicizing awful and racist (and in the case of like the MI governor, actively dangerous) positions...
  13. Gdiguy

    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    Ehhh, I think it's more subtle than that He's saying the character clause as usually used is a bad idea, because it's based on trying to judge someone's 'character' through rumors like 'all the sports writers think Jeff Kent was an asshole' With Schilling, you're not trying to figure out...
  14. Gdiguy

    MLB Offseason 2020 News & Notes

    Eh, maybe for this year, but he's still signed through 2022 and 2023, so it's not like they can go out and get a free agent this year (unless they're just treating him as complete sunk cost, which I guess isn't necessarily the worst idea)
  15. Gdiguy

    Justin Turner and COVID

    I cancelled my mlb.tv subscription tonight (or I guess to be more accurate, cancelled the auto-renewal for next year). I'm in complete agreement with what a number of you posted - this is completely ridiculous and unacceptable, and I think I'm done.
  16. Gdiguy

    Cy Young and MVP races

    I think DeGrom had a decent shot, but his recent poor injury-shortened start may have ended that Though it's kind of amazing how different the bWAR vs fWAR leaderboard is; on Fangraphs, Fried is 8th, a full .6 WAR behind Darvish (which is like a 25% difference in the shortened year). I agree...
  17. Gdiguy

    Red Sox make scouting department cuts

    Well primarily because sports teams until recently haven't really been run as 'businesses'; when they were running massive profits, the argument was 'well, we have to keep spending below the luxury tax, because it's very punitive and also we lose draft picks'. Spending on scouting is an area...
  18. Gdiguy

    2020 NCAA Football

    GA State freshman QB out for (at least) this year due to covid-related heart condition (don't explicitly state Myocarditis, but seems likely?) https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29703982/georgia-state-qb-mikele-colasurdo-diagnosed-heart-condition-linked-covid-19
  19. Gdiguy

    2020 NCAA Football

    I don't think this had been explicitly posted here before, but it makes a lot of sense with what we've been discussing above https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability
  20. Gdiguy

    Covid and MLB

    The thing is, that method penalizes the team that played less games; the initial idea was to try to avoid that Now, maybe MLB will change its though process now that it seems that the outbreak teams lax adherence to distancing policies were the cause of their games getting cancelled.. but it's...