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  1. Spacemans Bong

    Rugby? Lacrosse? On Network TV!

    I've mentioned this now and then, but remarkably the best covered Rugby World Cup in US history was 1995 - Sportschannel (through Prime) showed most games live from South Africa. So most people with cable could get the World Cup. I have vague fleeting memories of it. Remarkable given how much...
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    June MLB game thread

    Mike Yastrzemski ends a Giants win by making a diving catch that his grandpa would have been proud of.
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    dirtynine's Digest - The Thread for Kits

    Ajax is your team for this, Adidas puts out basically the same shirt every year with incredibly minor variations.
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    SF Giants -- a modern-day catastrophe

    Definitely not helping at all, and this team is really the most boring team you can build. They’re old, slow, and bad at offense with no power. Below average starting pitching but a pretty good bullpen. So you can get two or three games a week where they actually look kinda decent, winning 3-2...
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    The Last Great Fight - State of Origin 2009

    Apparently, it's on Fox Soccer Plus. (Find somebody who loves you like rugby league fans love rugby league. Nothing like this exists for union.)
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    The Last Great Fight - State of Origin 2009

    State vs state, mate vs mate. There was about a five year period where Origin (and the NRL in general) was consistently on Fox Sports World, and therefore findable and watchable, and I watched pretty much every game. Out of 15 games, maybe 1-2 were stinkers. It delivers consistently more often...
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    SF Giants -- a modern-day catastrophe

    Zaidi is cycling through talent because they all suck and he’s trying to find someone who doesn’t suck. The only one is Tyler Austin. The Giants are in the shit because all of their 2014-16 core turned into pumpkins at the same time. Posey stopped hitting, Crawford stopped hitting, Madison...
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    RIP Bill Buckner

    I’ve never seen that video before, wow!
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    RIP Bill Buckner

    Buckner talks about the fans in Mike Sowell’s book on the 86 playoffs. People always forget he played for the team the next year and ended his career in Boston in 1990 (I hope someone finds video of that inside the park home run), and then settled in the Boston area after he retired. He said...
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    May MLB game thread

    He fouled off an 0-2 pitch and looked a heck of lot like his grandpa doing it. Unfortunately he struck out after that.
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    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    They couldn't fit a retractable roof in the tiny footprint of Target Field. IMO anyway. Can anybody explain why the Houston Astros are down 4,600 a game on last year? They won a hundred fucking games last year and are 33-18.
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    Champions League - The Final Four

    Where did you go in SF where half the pub was supporting Ajax? Were they Dutchies or Yanks like us? I used to wear Ajax stuff around town back in the day, and no one ever said anything to me!
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    Champions League - The Final Four

    Ooh yeah, I felt for Atletico on that one. Although to my surprise, you have managed to hold on to most of your players.
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    Champions League - The Final Four

    The Diggs catch isn't a terrible comparison, but there's so much going on contextually. Ajax's inability to compete financially means they basically get one crack with every golden generation they can come up with. So it's going to be years before they come up with a squad that good again...
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    Champions League - The Final Four

    Ajax are very much my other team, and that was about as bad a sports loss as I can ever recall. Even the Grady Little Game was a slow-speed car crash (and you knew they could well be back next year, something that will not be true for Ajax). I was counting down the last seconds of added time...
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    Ron Darling says Dysktra directed racist Tirade at Oil Can, Dykstra sues

    I believe you, but that's more descriptive than anything I've heard from a former Met or Expo in public. It's all either "Gary wasn't one of the guys", which given the sources can be read as Carter wouldn't do blow and chase tail on the road, or "Gary loved doing commercials", which is just...
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    Finn: Red Sox Potentially Changing Radio Broadcast Approach

    Can they just give McDonough the job? I’ve heard him call two batters and I'm sold.
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    Ron Darling says Dysktra directed racist Tirade at Oil Can, Dykstra sues

    Not just that, with the Mets and the Expos of that era, there’s a consistent theme that Carter is a phony yet nobody ever offers concrete proof of anything towards it. Like it’s ok that Mookie Wilson can be quiet and religious, but Carter is secretly full of it because he’s good at doing...
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    Ron Darling says Dysktra directed racist Tirade at Oil Can, Dykstra sues

    Mixed up in all of this is how unbelievably petty all the Mets are about Gary Carter. That guy got a ton of hate thrown his way during his career by teammates who seemed to hold his squeaky clean personal life and helpfulness with fans (the guy actually took a Berlitz course in Montréal to be...
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    And they ask why MLB attendance has been decreasing

    The Deadspin article OP posted is obviously designed to crap on MLB, and you can contest the fairness of some of it, but nothing they wrote wasn't true. I guess I'm getting older, because I'm finding the descriptions of the modern ballpark experience to be depressing. Who fucking cares about...