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  1. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Houston vs Washington could bring some pretty...

    Houston vs Washington could bring some pretty cool pitching match ups.

    Ex-Tigers Verlander vs Scherzer
    Ex-SoCal Strasburg (SDSU) vs Cole (UCLA)
    Ex-D-Backs Greinke vs Corbin
  2. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Great start and finish by the Stros tonight. Cole...

    Great start and finish by the Stros tonight. Cole with another Cy Young performance. 3 straight ALCS appearances.
    Pretty great run by the Rays this year. They had a ton of injuries and figured...
  3. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I hadn't known the Rays were last in payroll this...

    I hadn't known the Rays were last in payroll this year. There are your mgr and front office of the year, imo.

    Interesting about CC. I thought he went 1 scoreless inning in relief last week to...
  4. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Some cool things a couple of Red Sox did while...

    Some cool things a couple of Red Sox did while the team won 24 games less than last year.

    Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts (left side of the Sox infield, 3B + SS) became the only teammates in...
  5. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Here are the win totals. First number is...

    Here are the win totals. First number is projected wins from opening day. Second number is actual wins. 6 of the 10 projected playoff teams made the PS. The Red Sox were the only AL team to...
  6. Thread: MLB 2019

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    What a career and so many big games. His first...

    What a career and so many big games. His first one with the Reds included Aaron's 714th HR (not in one game).
  7. Thread: MLB 2019

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    9 HRs allowed in 20 innings for Kimbral. Can't...

    9 HRs allowed in 20 innings for Kimbral. Can't get much worse than that. The current Sox closer Brandon Workman has a BA against around .130 this year. He's been great though he did not start the...
  8. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I saw that Bppne announced that the Yankee...

    I saw that Bppne announced that the Yankee starter usage in the PS would probably be altered with less innings asked of each guy and two paired up in some games. We will see. No doubt the pen will...
  9. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Since the plan seems to be to piggy-back starters...

    Since the plan seems to be to piggy-back starters in the PS except for Paxton, won't they need 5 starters? Who would be their 5th if not German?
  10. Thread: MLB 2019

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    CC's post season chances may have jumped up a...

    CC's post season chances may have jumped up a bit. German will miss at least a week as MLB investigates a domestic violence issue.
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    Pretty crazy that yesterday I read that John Paul...

    Pretty crazy that yesterday I read that John Paul Jones was the first one to get Bowie high on weed and today I read that Robert Plant did the same with Jon.
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    The whole CCR set at Woodstock is killer. John...

    The whole CCR set at Woodstock is killer. John was on fire. Susie Q is really intense. I have been listening to the whole new 38 cd set in order over the past few days. I am up to great Joe...
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    Found a beaut of a copy of Watercourse Way on...

    Found a beaut of a copy of Watercourse Way on vinyl the other day at a record show. Original Passport version. Really some great hard fusion stuff on here. Thanks to this thread for the heads up.
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    Pretty sure that's 'The Atomic Mr Basie' not...

    Pretty sure that's 'The Atomic Mr Basie' not Crown... and Kind of Blue not Silent Way.

    edit- oops...missed a few posts.
  15. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Zach Greinke to the Astros at the deadline. Wow!...

    Zach Greinke to the Astros at the deadline. Wow! He's their #3 starter.

    Yanks and Red Sox do pretty much nothing.
  16. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Tanaka-haha. Last 4 innings vs Red Sox-- 18...

    Tanaka-haha. Last 4 innings vs Red Sox-- 18 runs allowed.

    Last 3 games Yanks have allowed 38 runs. Of course they won 2 of them. Still, I think GM of the year Cashman has some work to do.
  17. April 27, 1969 Zeppelin in San Francisco at the...

    April 27, 1969
    Zeppelin in San Francisco at the Fillmore, Hendrix across the bay in Oakland. What a tough call. I chose neither because, well, I was 7 and I lived in VT. Zep played an amazing...
  18. Thread: MLB 2019

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    2nd time this year the Twins have hit 8 in a...

    2nd time this year the Twins have hit 8 in a game. Only did it once before in their history. Some team is going to hit 300 HRs soon. I thought the Yanks would do it last year. Injuries killed...
  19. Thread: CD Trade list

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    PM sent

    PM sent
  20. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Yeah, he had the same operation last year and...

    Yeah, he had the same operation last year and came back pretty strong obviously, but he also has two TJ surgeries in his history. All pitchers are at risk especially guys throwing upper 90's. ...
  21. Thread: MLB 2019

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    What a day for Boston sports yesterday. Bruins...

    What a day for Boston sports yesterday. Bruins get it to a game 7, Celtics sweep their first round series and the Sox sweep the 1st place Rays.

    The Yanks meanwhile looking to make a deal for a...
  22. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Notice the glove above the wall. With this angle...

    Notice the glove above the wall. With this angle there is no evidence that it is past it. Mookie doesn't even touch the wall till he is well on his way down. But whatever, believe what you want. ...
  23. Thread: MLB 2019

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    There is no angle on replay or picture that shows...

    There is no angle on replay or picture that shows Mookie's glove beyond the wall line. If you find one I'd love to see it. He was a couple feet from the wall when he leaped. His glove was above...
  24. Thread: MLB 2019

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    You think fans should be able to interfere with a...

    You think fans should be able to interfere with a fielder when a ball is in play? Yeah, that's not the rule. Mookie had that ball lined up till his glove got hit. He's that good. Oh and 11-3. ...
  25. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Another Championship banner just raised at...

    Another Championship banner just raised at Fenway. Never gets old.:D
  26. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Likewise the Nats with Trevor Rosenthal. He of...

    Likewise the Nats with Trevor Rosenthal. He of the infinite ERA. Has not recorded an out in 3 appearances (7 runs).
  27. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Tulo to the IL? No way! Johnny No Hustle hit...

    Tulo to the IL? No way!
    Johnny No Hustle hit his first bomb today. Padres have more wins than the Yanks and Sox combined. :lol
  28. Thread: MLB 2019

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    So they went 113-44 after that, right. A .720...

    So they went 113-44 after that, right. A .720 win pct. Amazing! Boy I hated that.
  29. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The metrics don't measure everything, obviously. ...

    The metrics don't measure everything, obviously. They still need one for chemistry, right. And then there is reality of what actually happens,
    A few years ago the Royals were similarly slighted...
  30. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Here are the Projected Win totals per the metrics...

    Here are the Projected Win totals per the metrics at the Fangraphs site. 18 teams projected to finish .500 or better.
    d- division winner

    Yanks 97 d
    Astros 96 d
    Red Sox 94 wc
    Dodgers 93 ...
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    Speaking of lefty guitarist, next time you hear...

    Speaking of lefty guitarist, next time you hear Hendrix' "Third Stone from the Sun", listen for the Dick Dale tribute, "you'll never hear surf music again".
    He wasn't mocking the genre. Jimi had...
  32. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Yeah, the pen that helped the Sox go 11-3 in the...

    Yeah, the pen that helped the Sox go 11-3 in the post season. I guess what you mean is they decided not to spend millions on relief pitching. This is true. They have brought in guys to compete...
  33. Thread: MLB 2019

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    And only one left that played in the 1951 Giants...

    And only one left that played in the 1951 Giants - Dodgers - Bobby Thompson HR playoff game, Willie Mays. Newcombe started that game.
  34. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The great Frank Robinson has passed away. 83...

    The great Frank Robinson has passed away. 83 years old. RIP.
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    I had him as a young Roger Waters. Someone else...

    I had him as a young Roger Waters. Someone else did too.

    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/01/clemson-trevor-lawrence-looks-like-spicoli-jar-jar-avatar-dogs-photos
  36. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The Yanks brought Machado in for a pitch. Pretty...

    The Yanks brought Machado in for a pitch. Pretty sure they are very interested at the right price even if some fans aren't.
    I'd be surprised if Cashman goes into the season with always hurt Tulo...
  37. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Machado to NYY anyday now, I believe. Internet...

    Machado to NYY anyday now, I believe. Internet reports are flying around.
  38. Thanks for the info. Will be pulling for her.

    Thanks for the info. Will be pulling for her.
  39. That's what surprised me on the Hamburg non...

    That's what surprised me on the Hamburg non answer. The other contestants had already chimed in incorrectly and she had a lay up but didn't respond. Oh well, she had a great run and I hope she...
  40. Thanks for the heads up on this. I record...

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I record Jeopardy but hadn't watched in a while. I am all caught up with her shows and she's been really fun to watch.
    Was surprised that she didn't seem to know...
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    Could have been a sickness in the band caused a...

    Could have been a sickness in the band caused a cancellation of your date. I saw the Philly show. It was great but what a bring down when Roger said he was leaving.
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    I never heard this. I saw them in '79 and '83...

    I never heard this. I saw them in '79 and '83 (first show of the US tour). Roger announced from the stage he was going to be leaving.
    Where was your show supposed to be?
  43. Thread: MLB 2018

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    What a perfect Sox season. One of the all time...

    What a perfect Sox season. One of the all time great teams.

    A must read article by Tom Verducci for Sox fans.
    ...
  44. Thread: MLB 2018

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    What a dirty jackass that guy is. Always has...

    What a dirty jackass that guy is. Always has been. Will make a perfect Yankee. ;) jk
  45. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Pitching Price at Fenway makes more sense. He...

    Pitching Price at Fenway makes more sense. He 's been horrible in NY, Eovoldi has been good there so that really seals it. We'll see how it pans out.

    But an 0-2 series deficit would be...
  46. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Following up after 162. Here are the Fangraphs...

    Following up after 162. Here are the Fangraphs projections and actual win totals.

    Team - Proj - Actual

    Astros 100 103
    Yankees 95 100
    Indians 94 91
    Cubs 94 95
    Dodgers ...
  47. Thread: MLB 2018

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    It was CRAZY. That non strikeout call on the...

    It was CRAZY. That non strikeout call on the foul 2 strike non bunt attempt and 3 run HR on the next pitch, 5 minutes later, by the pitcher was maybe the most bizarre thing I've seen this season.
  48. About the mix. I agree it's too wide. I learned...

    About the mix. I agree it's too wide. I learned this sound fix on another forum and it works for the Progeny set on my Onkyo surround system.

    Here's what I do...
    Set home theater receiver...
  49. Thread: MLB 2018

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    I think the beauty of the game is about so much...

    I think the beauty of the game is about so much more than there not being a clock. Just like the DH will not destroy the NL when implemented, I don't think forcing a faster pace would mess with the...
  50. Thread: MLB 2018

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    I would think the minors are used in an...

    I would think the minors are used in an experimental nature quite often and should be. It's about development and learning and seeing what works. The pitch clock is used in the minors with success...
  51. Thread: MLB 2018

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    His reward was being sent back to the minors.

    His reward was being sent back to the minors.
  52. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Half way through. Here are the updated Fangraphs...

    Half way through. Here are the updated Fangraphs projected win totals based on current records and rosters...

    Astros 104
    Yankees 102
    Red Sox 102
    Indians 92
    Mariners 91
    Dodgers 91
    Cubs 90...
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    Saw the show last Sunday night at Pechanga casino...

    Saw the show last Sunday night at Pechanga casino in CA. Just a great night of music with everyone in fine form. Great to see Tony Kaye tear it up on organ again. Alan played a good amount of...
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    FYI, Roger did a whole US tour with ST after the...

    FYI, Roger did a whole US tour with ST after the Munich '83 show. I saw the next show, 2 weeks later, in Philly and he pretty much said the same thing, that he was leaving and that it would mean...
  55. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Wow! Saves them $22m next year as the plate...

    Wow! Saves them $22m next year as the plate appearance clause will not apply now. That had to be a huge factor. He had a couple good weeks but overall pretty bad for well over a year now.
    And...
  56. Thread: MLB 2018

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    I saw him play at Fenway in 1977. Just looked it...

    I saw him play at Fenway in 1977. Just looked it up. Rusty got 2 hits in game 1 of a DH. In game 2 a 19 year old SS made his debut for Detroit. Hall Of Famer Alan Trammell got his first 2 hits...
  57. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Here are the Fangraph bottom 15 projected win...

    Here are the Fangraph bottom 15 projected win totals. Based on current rosters and the site's statistical analysis. I believe these numbers get updated during the season based on injuries,...
  58. Thread: MLB 2018

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    Here are the current projected win totals for...

    Here are the current projected win totals for 2018 from the excellent Fangraphs site. Top 15 teams...

    Astros 100
    Yankees 95
    Indians 94
    Cubs 94
    Dodgers 93
    Red Sox 93
    Nationals 89...
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    https://marlowfm.co.uk/listenagain/index.php?progr...

    https://marlowfm.co.uk/listenagain/index.php?programmeID=79&episodeID=29704

    Some of the new music and Horn interview here. Go to about 30 minutes in.
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    Here's another weird thing I found with a...

    Here's another weird thing I found with a Yesterdays song... Sweet Dreams.

    "Original Mix" bonus track from the Rhino TaaW cd (2003) is in G and the tempo is faster. The vocals sound slightly...
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