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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:05pm
revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:01pm
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27 Jul 2020, 12:55pm
How much of baseball's popularity comes from people looking at the players and thinking, "My body's no worse than that guy. I could play baseball, too."
No doubt, a popular misconception.
In Moneyball, Billy Beane referred to Kevin Youkalis as "the Greek god of walks," to which Terry Francona said, "I've seen Youk in the shower. He's not the god of anything."
Yeah, that's part of the beauty of the game right. And for all those who think its easy try hitting a ball going 95+ or throwing a ball at that speed.

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revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:05pm
revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 12:55pm
How much of baseball's popularity comes from people looking at the players and thinking, "My body's no worse than that guy. I could play baseball, too."
No doubt, a popular misconception.
In Moneyball, Billy Beane referred to Kevin Youkalis as "the Greek god of walks," to which Terry Francona said, "I've seen Youk in the shower. He's not the god of anything."
Yeah, that's part of the beauty of the game right. And for all those who think its easy try hitting a ball going 95+ or throwing a ball at that speed.
If you don't have the eyes and quick twitch muscles, you don't have a chance. It's crazy how much better than even washouts are than us chumps.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:40pm
It's crazy how much better than even washouts are than us chumps.
Lots of stories on Reddit/etc about how plug fourth-line nobody NHL players showed up at a pickup or shinny game and looked like Gretzky and Howe combined out there.

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Inder wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 1:40pm
It's crazy how much better than even washouts are than us chumps.
Lots of stories on Reddit/etc about how plug fourth-line nobody NHL players showed up at a pickup or shinny game and looked like Gretzky and Howe combined out there.
Yeah similar thing in terms of unique skills but I dont know that Ive ever seen an overweight hockey player.

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revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
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27 Jul 2020, 12:41pm
Just switch to video game baseball. Each team picks one dork to play their team's games online. Better yet, make each team's principal owner be the one to play. I'd dumpster-fire watch that for sure.
I would watch the shit out of that.
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Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
The best part of the Astros was lost when they abandoned the creamsicle uniforms. I'm a full-on fan of all those hideous 1970s uniforms, including the Padres' piss and shit ones and the Pirates' bumblebee uni's. Garish beats boring 8 days a week.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:29pm
Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
The best part of the Astros was lost when they abandoned the creamsicle uniforms. I'm a full-on fan of all those hideous 1970s uniforms, including the Padres' piss and shit ones and the Pirates' bumblebee uni's. Garish beats boring 8 days a week.
Agreed 100%. Without those uniforms, they’re just a team from Texas, with all that that entails.
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Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
Yeah, take away JR Richards and what do you have? Answer: A team Ive always hated very much and belongs in the NL.

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revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
Yeah, take away JR Richards and what do you have? Answer: A team Ive always hated very much and belongs in the NL.
Honestly, put the Brewers back in the AL where they belong and I’ll take those Astros back. I’m sick of the bullshit, one-sided rivalry they think they have with the Cubs.
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Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:56pm
revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:37pm
Verlander's the only likeable Astro so they are full on hateable.
Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
Yeah, take away JR Richards and what do you have? Answer: A team Ive always hated very much and belongs in the NL.
Honestly, put the Brewers back in the AL where they belong and I’ll take those Astros back. I’m sick of the bullshit, one-sided rivalry they think they have with the Cubs.
Yeah, Why did that swap happen anyway?

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revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 3:02pm
Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:56pm
revbob wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Wolter wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
revbob wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 5:50pm


Disagree on the first, wholeheartedly agree on the second. And unlike a lot of people Ive been hating them forever and always will.
I’m just glad my irrational hatred I’ve carried for the Astros for like 20 or more years is now rational.
Yeah, take away JR Richards and what do you have? Answer: A team Ive always hated very much and belongs in the NL.
Honestly, put the Brewers back in the AL where they belong and I’ll take those Astros back. I’m sick of the bullshit, one-sided rivalry they think they have with the Cubs.
Yeah, Why did that swap happen anyway?
I think the Brewers switched to facilitate interleague when it started—they needed two sets of even numbers in both leagues—and Bud volunteered his team. The Astros moved, I believe, to build a rivalry with the Rangers, plus MLB moved to interleague happening all the time, so odd numbers were fine and it balanced both leagues.
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i'm guessing the games play today, but 50/50 the season is cancelled tomorrow or Wednesday
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MLB has no plans to cancel or pause 2020 season
I know the meaning is supposed to be "no intentions" but I can't help but think that, no, they have no plans either.
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb- ... r-reports/
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He's still a prick but he's totally right.
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