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The Play Station Fiesta Bowl will ALWAYS be the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to me.
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tepista wrote:
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The Play Station Fiesta Bowl will ALWAYS be the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to me.
I nominate this for the best post of the week! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jan 2019, 10:11am

So, over at SoSH, there's a thread about Schilling and the HoF. Someone shared the following:
Curt is a big fan of Advanced Squad Leader. For those who don't know, it's an incredibly detailed squad-level WWII board game. About twenty years ago, its original publisher - Avalon Hill - was planning on shuttering the series. Curt assisted its current publisher - Multi-Man Publishing - in obtaining the rights to continue publishing it. For his help, he was honored by having a "leader" named after him...

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...unfortunately, that leader is a Nazi. American forces are represented by green counters, while Germans are represented by blue-grey ones.

So as far as I can tell, Curt helped keep the game afloat. As a "thank you," MMP offered to represent him in the game. He apparently responded by saying "Cool! But can I be a Nazi? Thanks!"

The guy is a fucking creep.
Ever more so, he fits in with the worst of Boston's sports tradition of racism.
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Re: MLB 2019

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Re: MLB 2019

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jan 2019, 9:33pm

revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:27pm
I thought this was a good read.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/258 ... tform=amp
The comment about how skinny players were is something that's always struck me. I have dvd's of the '75 and '79 WS and those guys were so goddamned thin. Greenies were definitely in play. And the pace of play was much faster. Yeah, the length of games nowadays is mostly due to advertising obligations, but shit just rolled back in the 70s.
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Post by revbob » 28 Jan 2019, 9:51pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:27pm
I thought this was a good read.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/258 ... tform=amp
The comment about how skinny players were is something that's always struck me. I have dvd's of the '75 and '79 WS and those guys were so goddamned thin. Greenies were definitely in play. And the pace of play was much faster. Yeah, the length of games nowadays is mostly due to advertising obligations, but shit just rolled back in the 70s.
Yeah guys were skinny but many still hit for some serious power.

As for pace of play. I recall Yankees home games would start at 8 and generally run 2.5 hrs. There was then 30 min of news followed by Twilight Zone or Honeymooners repeats. I remember getting annoyed when games ran late because that would usually cut into TZ time.

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Re: MLB 2019

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jan 2019, 10:43pm

revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:27pm
I thought this was a good read.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/258 ... tform=amp
The comment about how skinny players were is something that's always struck me. I have dvd's of the '75 and '79 WS and those guys were so goddamned thin. Greenies were definitely in play. And the pace of play was much faster. Yeah, the length of games nowadays is mostly due to advertising obligations, but shit just rolled back in the 70s.
Yeah guys were skinny but many still hit for some serious power.
It helps that the pitchers were also skinny and didn't generate as much consistent serious 90s velocity.
As for pace of play. I recall Yankees home games would start at 8 and generally run 2.5 hrs. There was then 30 min of news followed by Twilight Zone or Honeymooners repeats. I remember getting annoyed when games ran late because that would usually cut into TZ time.
That and afternoon games. Most of my childhood baseball memories are afternoon games. Tho maybe that's because my dad controlled the tv in the evening.
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Re: MLB 2019

Post by revbob » 29 Jan 2019, 7:14am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 10:43pm
revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:51pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:33pm
revbob wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 9:27pm
I thought this was a good read.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/258 ... tform=amp
The comment about how skinny players were is something that's always struck me. I have dvd's of the '75 and '79 WS and those guys were so goddamned thin. Greenies were definitely in play. And the pace of play was much faster. Yeah, the length of games nowadays is mostly due to advertising obligations, but shit just rolled back in the 70s.
Yeah guys were skinny but many still hit for some serious power.
It helps that the pitchers were also skinny and didn't generate as much consistent serious 90s velocity.
As for pace of play. I recall Yankees home games would start at 8 and generally run 2.5 hrs. There was then 30 min of news followed by Twilight Zone or Honeymooners repeats. I remember getting annoyed when games ran late because that would usually cut into TZ time.
That and afternoon games. Most of my childhood baseball memories are afternoon games. Tho maybe that's because my dad controlled the tv in the evening.
Saturday and Sunday were almost exclusively day games. But part of my spring/summer memories are of watching those M-F night games including Monday Night Baseball. My dad controlled the TV too but he was a baseball fan and we just had 7 channels including PBS. By summer any "good" (by my dad's standards) TV shows would have been on rerun and my dad refused to watch something he'd already seen. And nearly every Yankees game was broadcast on WPIX back then.

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Re: MLB 2019

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jan 2019, 8:30am

revbob wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 7:14am
Saturday and Sunday were almost exclusively day games. But part of my spring/summer memories are of watching those M-F night games including Monday Night Baseball. My dad controlled the TV too but he was a baseball fan and we just had 7 channels including PBS. By summer any "good" (by my dad's standards) TV shows would have been on rerun and my dad refused to watch something he'd already seen. And nearly every Yankees game was broadcast on WPIX back then.
My mother was the one who introduced me to baseball. It's weird that my dad didn't watch it because he played the game when he was younger.

("Just" 7 channels? Being Canadian, pre-cable, meant CBC, CTV, and French CBC. :yuck: )
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Re: MLB 2019

Post by revbob » 01 Feb 2019, 7:27pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 8:30am
revbob wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 7:14am
Saturday and Sunday were almost exclusively day games. But part of my spring/summer memories are of watching those M-F night games including Monday Night Baseball. My dad controlled the TV too but he was a baseball fan and we just had 7 channels including PBS. By summer any "good" (by my dad's standards) TV shows would have been on rerun and my dad refused to watch something he'd already seen. And nearly every Yankees game was broadcast on WPIX back then.
My mother was the one who introduced me to baseball. It's weird that my dad didn't watch it because he played the game when he was younger.

("Just" 7 channels? Being Canadian, pre-cable, meant CBC, CTV, and French CBC. :yuck: )
We were fortunate in that we lived on a big hill so the radio waves could travel pretty well with very little obstruction. Which is also why I could get so many good radio stations.

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Re: MLB 2019

Post by tepista » 02 Feb 2019, 4:31pm

Me and Monkey think we're going to Spring Training but I won't believe it til I'm there cuz he says it every year.
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Re: MLB 2019

Post by Inder » 04 Feb 2019, 8:35pm

tepista wrote:
02 Feb 2019, 4:31pm
Me and Monkey think we're going to Spring Training but I won't believe it til I'm there cuz he says it every year.
Where do the Angels have their st? Arizona?

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Re: MLB 2019

Post by tepista » 04 Feb 2019, 10:03pm

Inder wrote:
04 Feb 2019, 8:35pm
tepista wrote:
02 Feb 2019, 4:31pm
Me and Monkey think we're going to Spring Training but I won't believe it til I'm there cuz he says it every year.
Where do the Angels have their st? Arizona?
Yeah, Tempe. 6 hour drive according to the internet
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