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  1. Thread: Birders

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    Wow, that's interesting. I can't say I've ever...

    Wow, that's interesting. I can't say I've ever heard that, and we have plenty of blue jays. Sometimes they sound like young hawks.
  2. Where did you see these reports?

    Where did you see these reports?
  3. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^^ I LIKE IT!!! Remember when the Palehose...

    ^^ I LIKE IT!!!

    Remember when the Palehose tried wearing shorts?
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    Wait 'til you see synchronized 3-on-3 basketball.

    Wait 'til you see synchronized 3-on-3 basketball.
  5. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Why Spiders? How about The Cleveland Slickers?...

    Why Spiders?

    How about The Cleveland Slickers?

    The Cleveland Aborigines?
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    Black Sabbath - "Sabotage" Donovan -...

    Black Sabbath - "Sabotage"

    Donovan - "Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964–1976" disc one.
  7. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Okay, maybe they didn't blow it on the name. But...

    Okay, maybe they didn't blow it on the name. But they did on the logo.

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  8. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Lovely, huh? When two of your best relievers are...

    Lovely, huh? When two of your best relievers are on COVID quarantine and your GM and manager are dumbasses.
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    If that't the case, they should name themselves...

    If that't the case, they should name themselves the Cleveland Sieves.

    I can't believe they came up with Guardians, especially since they have the longest World Championship drought of any team....
  10. Thread: Birders

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    We have Carolina wrens every year. In fact, I...

    We have Carolina wrens every year. In fact, I have a new family that just hatched in a bluebird house (the squatters!) in my garden. Dad makes a ton of noise to keep me away.
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    Bix Beiderbecke "The Gold Collection"

    Bix Beiderbecke "The Gold Collection"
  12. Thread: Birders

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    ^^ Did you know that blue jays actually have no...

    ^^ Did you know that blue jays actually have no blue pigment? We just perceive it that way.
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    Black Sabbath "Master of Reality" while making a...

    Black Sabbath "Master of Reality" while making a run. Seemed appropriate.
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    Big fan of sugarmegs here. Just be advised...

    Big fan of sugarmegs here.

    Just be advised that they are very low bit rate.
  15. Thread: MLB 2021

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    The game is for the fans. Every fan who is...

    The game is for the fans. Every fan who is watching wants their league to win.

    Granted, in this case, they simply ran out of pitchers.

    I guess it's better than starting each inning with a...
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    Same Cooke 30 Greatest Hits: Portrait of a Legend...

    Same Cooke 30 Greatest Hits: Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
  17. Thread: MLB 2021

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    That was Bud Selig's stroke of genius, wasn't it?...

    That was Bud Selig's stroke of genius, wasn't it?

    Right now, I'm watching ESPN's split-screen silliness while streaming WFAN out of New York.
  18. Thread: MLB 2021

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    They actually delayed the start of the game for...

    They actually delayed the start of the game for an hour while it didn't rain.

    Keep in mind that they already had one game this series postponed, too.
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    Yes, I have two couples in my yard. I never saw...

    Yes, I have two couples in my yard. I never saw them until a couple of years ago. Now, we have them in a house right in front of my house and an old tree in the back yard.

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  20. Thread: Birders

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    So, I'm outside talking with my neighbor. A...

    So, I'm outside talking with my neighbor. A couple of goldfinches fly past.

    Me: "I haven't seen many of those at all this year."

    Him: "Oh yeah, I've been seeing them in my birch trees. I've...
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    No, we need at least three more pages. It is PE,...

    No, we need at least three more pages. It is PE, after all. There's a well-established reputation of anal retention to uphold. ;)
  22. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Nobody is making excuses. We're merely pointing...

    Nobody is making excuses. We're merely pointing out that in every level of pro ball (except the NL) they are not required to develop base-running skills. Whether or not that's right, it makes them...
  23. Thread: Iron Maiden!

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    ^^ Why is Bruce wailing? It doesn't seem to fit,...

    ^^ Why is Bruce wailing? It doesn't seem to fit, IMHO.
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    I haven't listened to any albums today, yet, but...

    I haven't listened to any albums today, yet, but I did try. I got a Thinking Plague album from the passing of our fellow PE member. Unfortunately, I got about ten seconds into it.

    I did also get...
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    sar·casm /ˈsärˌkazəm/ noun noun: sarcasm;...

    sar·casm
    /ˈsärˌkazəm/

    noun
    noun: sarcasm; plural noun: sarcasms

    The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.


    I realize you're not one to consult with dictionaries, though.
  26. Thread: MLB 2021

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    The comedian is Steven Wright, BTW. One...

    The comedian is Steven Wright, BTW.



    One could argue that they are over-conditioned, as evidenced by the ridiculous amount of injuries.
  27. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Wasn't that George Carlin and not Steven Wright?...

    Wasn't that George Carlin and not Steven Wright? I saw both of them back in the day. Carlin was good, but I had heard it all before, so I was a bit disappointed. Wright was hilarious and it was when...
  28. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Believe me, I'm no real fan of one-dimensional...

    Believe me, I'm no real fan of one-dimensional players, which is one reason why I'm no longer a football fan (one of many reasons). I'm not thrilled with the fact that the Yankees have a $30 million...
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    Only because you're clinging to it, pal.

    Only because you're clinging to it, pal.
  30. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I would think that if it were so overwhelmingly...

    I would think that if it were so overwhelmingly negative, most other leagues would have reverted back to batting pitchers.

    To be clear, I've conceded that both scenarios have strategic and...
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    Somebody better tell the Michael Jackson estate...

    Somebody better tell the Michael Jackson estate that all those tens of millions of "album" sales don't count, because most of them were not on vinyl.

    What a silly discussion.
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    An album is a collections of songs. I didn't...

    An album is a collections of songs. I didn't realize it was media-specific.
  33. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Turns out that Aaron Judge in on the list of...

    Turns out that Aaron Judge in on the list of possible cases, currently being tested. He was at the All-Star game, too.

    Yikes and double-yikes.
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    I probably mentioned it here already, but if you...

    I probably mentioned it here already, but if you really want to get blown away, I strongly encourage you to visit the National Art Gallery in DC. It's amazing. My wife was brought to tears. And US...
  35. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Following positive COVID-19 tests within the New...

    Following positive COVID-19 tests within the New York Yankees organization, Thursday night's game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium has been postponed to allow for...
  36. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon in 2015...

    Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon in 2015 while batting and was lost for the season. He was one of the best pitchers in all of baseball and was never the same after that.
    ...
  37. Thread: MLB 2021

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    There are other valid arguments that have already...

    There are other valid arguments that have already been made. You just don't agree with them, which is your right.
  38. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Former Yankee, Chien-Ming Wang, was a budding...

    Former Yankee, Chien-Ming Wang, was a budding star. He went 19-6 in 2006 and 19-7 in 2008. In an NL park during inter-league play, he was forced to bat. He injured himself running the bases and was...
  39. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^^ I'd add a pitch clock, too. They're using it...

    ^^ I'd add a pitch clock, too. They're using it in the minors.

    I think the ghost runner rule is the dumbest change in decades. I'm a bit puzzled, though. Manfred has claimed that that was enacted...
  40. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Right now, the league strikes out at almost the...

    Right now, the league strikes out at almost the same rate that Nolan Ryan got Ks. It's more than 23% and his K rate was about 25%.

    The league collectively is batting in the mid-.240s.

    There's...
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    Pittsburgh prices are $55-75. No thanks.

    Pittsburgh prices are $55-75.

    No thanks.
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    Was it worth $250 for a family of four?

    Was it worth $250 for a family of four?
  43. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Baseball is a great sport loaded with tradition...

    Baseball is a great sport loaded with tradition that USED TO BE considered a national pastime. Somehow, it lost its way, from Bud Selig looking the other way during the steroid era to Manfred trying...
  44. Thread: Birders

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    I guess I'll need to empty mine. I didn't even...

    I guess I'll need to empty mine. I didn't even think of that. But, to be honest, I think it gives the deer drinking water more than anything based on the hoof prints I'm seeing.
  45. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Only his guts. ;) I think the shifts should be...

    Only his guts. ;)

    I think the shifts should be allowed and the players should simply learn to hit the other way. Radical, concept, huh?

    WRT the DH, it's past due, bro.
  46. Thread: MLB 2021

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    You got my vote!!!!! I'm willing to bet that...

    You got my vote!!!!!

    I'm willing to bet that 100% of all comments about the broadcast are negative. Yet, Fox will never learn.
  47. Thread: MLB 2021

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    MLB likely nixing seven-inning doubleheaders,...

    MLB likely nixing seven-inning doubleheaders, extra-inning runner
  48. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I gave up after one inning. I'm streaming the...

    I gave up after one inning. I'm streaming the audio from mlb.com. It's the ESPN crew.
  49. Thread: MLB 2021

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    So, Fox decides that it's a good idea to talk to...

    So, Fox decides that it's a good idea to talk to a batter while he's at the plate. Who the fuck would put up with that?

    It's bad enough that we have to put up with Joe Buck's endless blabbering...
  50. Thread: Birders

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    The removal advice I'm seeing includes...

    The removal advice I'm seeing includes hummingbird feeders.

    It's not just about the food; it's also about trying to prevent birds from congregating.
  51. Thread: Birders

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    My wife's name is Karen and this whole "Karen"...

    My wife's name is Karen and this whole "Karen" thing really pisses her off.
  52. It was in the produce section, so there were only...

    It was in the produce section, so there were only some bruises.
  53. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Hell, I could do that....

    Hell, I could do that....
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    They might be working on trade, though.

    They might be working on trade, though.
  55. My brother ran into her at a grocery store back...

    My brother ran into her at a grocery store back then.
  56. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^^ I watched some of it, but couldn't tolerate...

    ^^ I watched some of it, but couldn't tolerate the coverage, unfortunately. Some of those guys looked pretty wiped out. It seems that some may pay for that in the second half, which is why some...
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    I did.

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  58. Whatever the artist wants to do with their work...

    Whatever the artist wants to do with their work is fine by me.

    Some of the best songs ever recorded were released only as singles. Some of the best songs ever recorded were album-only tracks....
  59. Thread: Birders

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    The "Karen" would be the woman who claims it's...

    The "Karen" would be the woman who claims it's her god-given right to poison birds with mold.

    This country is so fucked up.
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    Hardly a surprise. If you haven't noticed, I...

    Hardly a surprise.

    If you haven't noticed, I loathe ESPN. They represent everything that's wrong with sportscasting.
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