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    Elly de la Cruz

    Cincy got the full ELDC experience this weekend. 2-4 with a triple and 3 (of the Reds 5) errors on Friday in a win, coincidentally on ELDS Bobblehead Night, otherwise known as the most people in the building since it opened (with the exception of the 2015 All-Star game). 0-3 with a stolen base...
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    Best guard tandems

    Just seems appropriate to bump West and Goodrich today. If you don't live in a City with pro teams, or even nearby, fandom comes down to what player you most liked when you were 5 or 6. I was just tethered to the Logo, and therefore, the Lakers for much of my life. What they did to Zeke...
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    The Bill Simmons Thread

    I was not paying much attention to the Dad episode, and I don't know nearly as much about BS as many, but he was talking about coming back to Boston for games when he was going to high school in CT. Where did BS go to high school? I am so not up on the family dynamics.
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    Best guard tandems

    I have been reading Loose Balls and I concur. I was thinking of Fly Williams and Freddie Lewis, but I digress. Honorable mention Cocaine era shout-out to Ray Williams and Michael Ray Richardson, and the contemporaries of Payton and Hawkins, Drexler and Terry Porter.
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    Elly de la Cruz

    That he is. It is unfortunate that the team has underperformed to date. Everyone cites injuries, but the team went into a collective hitting slump. And the Reds bullpen continues to be an exercise in complete inconsistency. I am beginning to think that there may never be another Hall of Fame...
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    New York Knicks (2) vs Indiana Pacers (6) - 2024 EC Second Round

    I concur on both posts. I love McBride, tough Cincy kid from Moeller. I feel like NYK wins a lot of games where he is JAG, but they like never lose when he plays like this. And Alec Burks dusting off the mothballs to go all Buddy Hield from a couple of weeks ago is great too. I am sure that...
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    New York Knicks (2) vs Indiana Pacers (6) - 2024 EC Second Round

    Ultimate chick and egg question: Does Thibs play his starters a million minutes because his bench sucks, or does his bench suck because he never plays them? I think the primary function of his job description is to win basketball games, and, ultimately, an NBA title. It doesn't look like he...
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    New York Knicks (2) vs Indiana Pacers (6) - 2024 EC Second Round

    The Knicks are like the dog/best friend who was tired and hurt and just willed himself to drag on past anything reasonable because he gave it all he had and because he wanted to let us know he loved being a good dog. The Knicks have given us about 80% of the clutch minutes of the entire...
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    New York Knicks (2) vs Indiana Pacers (6) - 2024 EC Second Round

    I see two distinct threads passing each other. I totally get how Knicks fanatics, who I am sure head to the Bronx in other months to rain all manner of mayhem down on those other poor squads who dare even step foot in the hallowed halls of the Toilet, can (and maybe should) be called to task...
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    New York Knicks (2) vs Indiana Pacers (6) - 2024 EC Second Round

    This series will definitely not bring us the best quality hoops for the playoffs. However, as a television show, it is incredible. If the goal is to get people talking about the product, they have achieved their goal and then some. My counting with my fingers has roughly 81% of posts talking...
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    2024 Playoffs Eastern Conference First Round: (2) New York Knicks vs (7) Philadelphia 76ers - The Danse Macabre

    It sounds so Simmons'y, but what do I get from listening to the Pod every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday night. After the Embiid game, and the Brunson game, and the Maxey game, I kept wondering which game this was going to be. It was the Dante game. then the Batum? game for about half a minute...
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    2024 Playoffs Western Conference First Round: (2) Denver Nuggets vs (7) LA Lakers

    Not sure why this is surprising. LBJ has played 420 more games than Michael Jordan in his career. And MJ with the Wiz is not someone anyone was calling dominant. Father Time continues to be undefeated, even if His opponent is in denial.
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    2024 Playoffs Western Conference First Round: (2) Denver Nuggets vs (7) LA Lakers

    If this year's version of LBJ and AD were supported by last year's version of Rui and Reeves, this would be an entirely different series. Or, if 1 minute of play were deducted for every 500 ft of altitude above sea level. Since neither of these things are in play, Denver should be able to...
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    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    I wonder what happened. He went to my daughter's smallish suburban Cincy high school and was just locked in from a very young age. His family is good people and he has never come across as entitled. I am happy that we had him for 2018. I have a lot of his signed stuff and I wish I had...
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    The Juice Expires (OJ Dead at 76)

    Veering into thoughts that are less than well rehearsed, and probably non-PC. I wonder if our vitriol is more directed at the fact that OJ killed two people, or that he got away with killing two people. For the former, I am sure that the karmic Gods are administering swift justice. As to the...
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    2023-2024 Women’s College Basketball

    For comparison, see Hurley, Dan
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    Autry's Army - 2023-24 SU Hoops

    Trying to be the at least there is something in the glass guy, I now have a rooting interest for additional teams that I would not have even paid attention to previously. I loved watching JGIII at Clemson try to get to the FF. I even enjoyed watching Kadary Richmond at the Hall. Brown and...
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    NCAA Tournament First Four and Thursday Game Thread

    At some point maybe the committee should look at the tournament for what it is, a mini-series that lasts three weeks and which should produce at least entertaining television. UVA basketball is an affront to law abiding rims and backboards everywhere.
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    Autry's Army - 2023-24 SU Hoops

    Copeland is going to be really good for someone. I felt the same way about Kadary Richmond. I just hope for his sake it doesn't take stops at four schools to get there. I feel the same way about college sports. When they did the video for Jim Boeheim day, I got so nostalgic for David...
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    Autry's Army - 2023-24 SU Hoops

    We will never know, but they would have actually won the NIT. That kind of tournament is made for them. Is the only NIT winning squad the Leo Rautins gang? And I would think that playing would at least be a net positive in terms of keeping people around, and showcasing a pretty fun playing...