Baseball 2017

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Is this the year the Giants break their now 84-year-long odd-year championship drought?
Feb 6, 2017 5:02 AM
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Pirates announced that Marte would move to CF (long overdue) and that Cutch will play RF, Polanco LF. This is a good thing for Pirate defense.
Feb 6, 2017 5:12 AM
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Mike Ilitch--one of the best owners in sports and founder of a pizza chain with a relatively good deep dish by chain standards--has died.
Feb 11, 2017 4:10 AM
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Infinitus Corsaira pizza chain with a relatively good deep dish by chain standards

no
Feb 11, 2017 4:16 AM
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Bigwig
Infinitus Corsaira pizza chain with a relatively good deep dish by chain standards

no

Jesus, Bigwig, a man is dead.
Feb 11, 2017 4:22 AM
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Bigwig
Infinitus Corsaira pizza chain with a relatively good deep dish by chain standards

no

Jesus, Bigwig, a man is dead.

shame
Feb 11, 2017 4:40 AM
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Little Caesars in the 1980s was an incredibly good chain pizza place. Also, before they went national, Bill Murray worked at Little Caesars, and he was complimentary of its quality. So rest in peace-a peace-a, Mike Ilitch.
Feb 11, 2017 4:53 AM
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I do feel kind of bad for beating the Tigers in '12 because that dude really deserved a chip for all the money he threw at chasing a ring before he died.
Feb 11, 2017 6:17 AM
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Also, Little Caesars makes fine, affordable pizza. ?That guy was a total mensch.
Feb 11, 2017 6:19 AM
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PaulsonAlso, Little Caesars makes fine, affordable pizza. ?That guy was a total mensch.

It's the worst chain. Maybe Chuck E Cheese is worse, but it's a bit of a different style of place.?
Feb 11, 2017 6:00 PM
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AngryPrimitistthe new intentional walk rule is dumb. You want to speed up the sport? Fine, ban the use of predictive analytics and modeling.

I know what you're getting at in the end but I also know what you're doing with this post.
Mar 1, 2017 3:04 AM
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AngryPrimitistthe new intentional walk rule is dumb. You want to speed up the sport? Fine, ban the use of predictive analytics and modeling.

I know what you're getting at in the end but I also know what you're doing with this post.

All I meant was it would be an easy way to not have scietifically precise match ups, which given that they are optimized slow down the game. The problem (if you think there is one) with the pace of play really took off around 2000, which is when the sabermatrics revolution happened.

So I was right.
Mar 1, 2017 4:54 AM
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And by right, I mean you want somebody to thunder in here and take you on about how incredibly stupid and/or impossible it would be to ban the use of analytics.
Mar 1, 2017 4:55 AM
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Speaking of advanced analytics, I was just browsing Baseball Prospectus's list of top pitchers in terms of career value. Derek Lowe is #42 all-time? What?
Mar 1, 2017 11:56 PM
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JeanSpeaking of advanced analytics, I was just browsing Baseball Prospectus's list of top pitchers in terms of career value. Derek Lowe is #42 all-time? What?

A lot of people find Baseball Prospectus' analytics to be inferior. Fangraphs has Derek Lowe 144 in WAR.
Mar 2, 2017 12:15 AM
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Is there still an RT Fantasy Baseball league? I stopped playing a couple years back but I'd be interested in rejoining if there's still a league.
Mar 6, 2017 10:41 PM
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chunkyloverIs there still an RT Fantasy Baseball league? I stopped playing a couple years back but I'd be interested in rejoining if there's still a league.

I left the league years ago as well. I believe it collapsed shortly afterwards. But, I don't want to play fantasy baseball or even really watch it. I might change my mind about watching it if I start betting daily $5 games for fun this summer.
Mar 7, 2017 12:05 AM
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chunkyloverIs there still an RT Fantasy Baseball league? I stopped playing a couple years back but I'd be interested in rejoining if there's still a league.

I left the league years ago as well. I believe it collapsed shortly afterwards. But, I don't want to play fantasy baseball or even really watch it. I might change my mind about watching it if I start betting daily $5 games for fun this summer.

Where do you bet?
Mar 7, 2017 6:18 AM
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I guess this is just what is happening in the world now. Team USA routed Puerto Rico 8-0 in the WBC. It was an upset. While I'm happy for some of the US players, like Goldy, who are unlikely to ever make the World Series to get a champanionship I could have done without the forth coming nonsense from the Trumpkins. To make matters worse Leyland obtusely (charitably) did a rift on how Team USA was making America Great Again and cheesily (or crassly) dedicated the win to the troops. (Because, of course, he did.) But the most grating thing is that? Ian Kinsler pretty much went on a racist-colonialist rant about how he hopes kids take cues from Team USA and not be so emotional like those Puerto Ricans and Dominicans before, of course, he hit the 2 run homer that was all the runs actually needed for Team USA.

So again the bad guys won and white supremacy wasn't repudiated. sigh...
Mar 23, 2017 10:15 AM
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This ruined the WBC 2017 for me. I really wish Kinsler would have kept his damn mouth shut. I was having a ton of fun with the event this time around. Now it's all tied up with bitterness and politics.
Mar 23, 2017 10:16 AM
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