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    The final season was quite dreadful, but I didn't...

    The final season was quite dreadful, but I didn't think the same of the preceding season.

    The 2nd half of the final season is a full-on crap-fest, though. The show totally fell off a cliff.
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    LOL. Is this Walking Dead or the A Team?

    LOL. Is this Walking Dead or the A Team?
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    It wasn't very good, though I thought that the...

    It wasn't very good, though I thought that the musical set-pieces *were* good and, considering that there are several of them, make the movie worth seeing on a big screen if one happens to be a fan...
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    I like live albums. However, I prefer that...

    I like live albums.

    However, I prefer that the performers be alive.
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    Very tough call there. He's good enough to pay,...

    Very tough call there. He's good enough to pay, but at the same time isn't a star. I think they should pay Prescott and let Elliott walk. Paying both is kind of dumb, and Prescott is harder to...
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    They didn't have any good options. Keenum is not...

    They didn't have any good options. Keenum is not a good quarterback. He's a borderline backup. Giving a contract to a guy like that to start at QB for the next three years - on a team that just...
  7. Thread: MLB 2019

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    You are basing Andujar on 6 months of MLB work. ...

    You are basing Andujar on 6 months of MLB work. Urshela now has nearly two months in for the NYY. It's a fair comparison. And when Andujar played for the NYY this year, he was easily the worst...
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    And he's not being missed in the slightest. So...

    And he's not being missed in the slightest. So far, Urshela has been a huge upgrade at the position over Andujar.
  9. Thread: MLB 2019

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    It is a true statement that the Yankees have...

    It is a true statement that the Yankees have NEVER won a world series when their payroll was above the cap. Not one.
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    How in the world has the Yankees' history - or...

    How in the world has the Yankees' history - or recent MLB history - illustrated that?

    I'd love to hear it.
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    Wow - sorry I missed him a couple of years ago,...

    Wow - sorry I missed him a couple of years ago, then.
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    I really wanted to make it this year, but still...

    I really wanted to make it this year, but still couldn't.

    Enjoy!
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    That's how the reissues were packaged. I put...

    That's how the reissues were packaged. I put everything back in the cellophane and am storing it that way. I guess at some point it will tear.

    The record sounds great, though. I'd never heard...
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    I was hoping that team was the Giants. It's hard...

    I was hoping that team was the Giants. It's hard to believe that Jones will be better than Rosen, and Rosen can be had for an early 3rd round draft pick.

    But why act rational? Draft Jones at #6...
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    I just looked through this thread and hope some...

    I just looked through this thread and hope some people picked up that Chainsaw Jazz album when it was on sale. I really like it.

    Probably not many copies left, either.

    Big accolades should...
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    I don't think Gettleman felt that much pressure...

    I don't think Gettleman felt that much pressure to take a QB. The team has needs all over the field and none of the QBs in this year's draft are projected to be big stars.

    What Gettleman does -...
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    Dave Gettleman is possibly the worst GM I've ever...

    Dave Gettleman is possibly the worst GM I've ever seen. It's amazing how he is allowed to make awful mistake after awful mistake and keep his job.
  18. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Frazier is potentially a high-value trade. His...

    Frazier is potentially a high-value trade. His current injury is very minor and he'll be back in 10 days. His situation as of last year has been resolved. There is of course the possibility that he...
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    It helps tremendously. The takeaway is not that...

    It helps tremendously. The takeaway is not that this particular squad of Yankees is good (they're not), but that - due mostly to the implosion going on in Boston, because 14-10 against by far MLB's...
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    There is little chance that Frazier will stay on...

    There is little chance that Frazier will stay on the Yankees, provided that he shows promise as more than a 4th outfielder, which appears to be the case. Judge is going nowhere and Stanton and Hicks...
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    Too bad about Frazier - he had been playing...

    Too bad about Frazier - he had been playing himself into being the centerpiece of a big trade for a starting pitcher. Hopefully he recovers soon.
  22. Great new classical: Thomas Larcher - Symphony No. 2 (Kenotaph)

    A couple of months ago I couldn't attend one of my NY Philharmonic concerts, so I took advantage of the free option to release the tickets and then go to a different concert. I picked Brahms #4...
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    If you think about it, the phone is basically...

    If you think about it, the phone is basically like carrying around a part of your brain in your pocket. It's only a matter of time before the external drive becomes internal.

    The future probably...
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    This I don't get at all. There is a ton of gear...

    This I don't get at all. There is a ton of gear being manufactured, and for the money it's better quality than ever before. No, you aren't going to Best Buy and finding a bunch of hi-fi separates,...
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    I just got this and am really liking it. I'll...

    I just got this and am really liking it. I'll strike a middle ground on the originality aspect - I *don't* think it strays all that far from the typical composition of an RIO album, but it's...
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    IMO, the Yankees' mass of injuries just one of...

    IMO, the Yankees' mass of injuries just one of those unlucky things that can happen occasionally. It's no secret that players are getting injured more now than ever. The Yankees have a few players...
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    Wow, that is pretty big news. I'll have to pick...

    Wow, that is pretty big news. I'll have to pick one up as a spare now.
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    The Yankees are my favorite team. I'm upset that...

    The Yankees are my favorite team. I'm upset that injuries have reduced the roster to a pile of garbage.

    And I'm intrigued by the existence of somebody who actually can't comprehend that.
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    Here's tonight's Yankees lineup: 2B LeMahieu...

    Here's tonight's Yankees lineup:

    2B LeMahieu
    RF Judge
    1B Voit
    SS Torres
    DH Frazier
    3B Urshela
    CF Gardner
    C Romine
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    Martin Barre NYC April 15

    Anybody see the show at Iridium tonight?

    I thought it was really good - better than I expected. I've seen Tull off and on since the mid '80s and this was better than any Tull show I've seen with...
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    I got there very early. I got a bunch of things. ...

    I got there very early. I got a bunch of things.

    I don't own Trout Mask Replica on vinyl so I got that. I'm very happy with it. Sounds great (better than the CD I ripped from the library).
    ...
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    CC can still pitch well. But he has no...

    CC can still pitch well.

    But he has no velocity any more and doesn't have the strength he once did, so he can't pitch consistently well, and can't pitch deep into games when he is pitching well....
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    It's a season lost to injury. Hopefully the...

    It's a season lost to injury. Hopefully the Yankees will just tank and pick up some good picks in the draft.
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    It pretty much is over. Look, sometimes...

    It pretty much is over.

    Look, sometimes injuries derail a season. It happens all the time to other teams - no reason why the Yankees have to be exempt. This kind of thing hasn't happened to...
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    Right, but we already know what Machado is, and...

    Right, but we already know what Machado is, and he's a big-time player. Andujar is not.

    Also, Machado is actually playing right now.
  36. Thread: Tame Impala

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    I still don't have Currents. I've *had*...

    I still don't have Currents.

    I've *had* Currents, but I've bought 4 of them on vinyl and had to return all four for an unacceptable level of scratching. I think it's the thick inner sleeve that...
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    I thought it was a flash-forward - possibly some...

    I thought it was a flash-forward - possibly some weeks after the storm.

    To the people questioning the Virginia weather - yes, it can snow like that in the DC area, definitely. However, the...
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    Yep. The difference being that the 1998 team was...

    Yep. The difference being that the 1998 team was actually good, whereas the team the Yankees are currently putting on the field is not.

    Combine that mediocre team and the easy slate of early...
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    How could you possibly eliminate taking a knee? ...

    How could you possibly eliminate taking a knee? The offense has the ball and can do whatever they want with it. If you eliminate the victory formation, they'll just hand the ball to a RB who will...
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    Too bad about the Highwaymen; they had the...

    Too bad about the Highwaymen; they had the potential to be somewhat interesting.
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    Yeah, I fully agree. It was a kind of stupid...

    Yeah, I fully agree. It was a kind of stupid thing that might have worked somewhat in the comic but which plays as utterly ridiculous in live action. Anyway, even if it actually existed, wouldn't...
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    I'm very excited. In terms of volume, this is...

    I'm very excited. In terms of volume, this is probably the record store day with the most things I want to buy. There are 12 things I definitely want and a few others I'll be tempted by.
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    Right. So, for example, if a team called an...

    Right. So, for example, if a team called an onside kick, they would line up and the rule could be that any result other than a legitimate recovery by the kicking team would result in possession by...
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    They changed to the current format because of...

    They changed to the current format because of safety issues on regular kickoffs, not onside kicks. If the onside kick is recognized as a distinct play, however, it can be given whatever "rules" the...
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    Why not just allow teams to try an onside kick...

    Why not just allow teams to try an onside kick using the old rules? It would eliminate the element of surprise, but still have a higher conversion rate than what we got last year. Just treat the...
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    Happened to my DVR as well. The episode is...

    Happened to my DVR as well. The episode is available On Demand, but you can't fast-forward to a particular part. :(

    I think the last few episodes have been well done, and I've been very critical...
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    I made my comment with the full expectation that...

    I made my comment with the full expectation that you would say something to this effect :)

    Let it be known that, in my case, this is not rooting interest in the franchise/uniform, but a genuine...
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    RBs and WRs are "plug-and-play" players, if you...

    RBs and WRs are "plug-and-play" players, if you have a veteran QB. With a younger QB this could take a few games, but I doubt much longer. The RB should be fine from the get-go.

    Otherwise, I...
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    I kind of love this Browns team. Obviously...

    I kind of love this Browns team.

    Obviously they won't take the place of my favorite team, but considering the amount of time the Giants will likely be in the wilderness, and considering that I'm...
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    If only they had. The OBJ trade was awful -...

    If only they had. The OBJ trade was awful - truly one of the dumbest trades I've ever seen. They traded a future hall of famer in his prime for the 17th pick, a 3rd round pick and an average...
  51. None of those are real subgenres. Nobody...

    None of those are real subgenres.

    Nobody apart from a couple of dozen people at Progarchives uses that terminology or recognizes those subdivisions.
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    Honestly, it was just "rock" when I was growing...

    Honestly, it was just "rock" when I was growing up. In the '80s, Genesis/Rush/Pink Floyd/Jethro Tull weren't "progressive," just part of rock music.

    I think '70s Crimson, ELP and Yes was...
  53. Been saying that since the "prog" revival of the...

    Been saying that since the "prog" revival of the late '90s. None of it has been progressive in any descriptive sense of the word. It's just re-hashing stuff that was already done.
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    Seems to be in the same place as the last 20...

    Seems to be in the same place as the last 20 years of "prog," too.
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    If they do the Universal DH this year, David...

    If they do the Universal DH this year, David Price becomes the unlikely answer to a new trivia question.
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    It's pretty much official - the DH will be...

    It's pretty much official - the DH will be implemented in the National League either this year or next year.

    I remember a couple of years ago saying that it was going to happen sooner rather than...
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    Duke? Never heard it ever even described as...

    Duke? Never heard it ever even described as "good," much less superlative. What version specifically are you talking about?
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    Stuff that came immediately to mind - Frank...

    Stuff that came immediately to mind -

    Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (original vinyl and recent reissue)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (original vinyl)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (original vinyl) ...
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    Exactly. And why I made the truncated version...

    Exactly. And why I made the truncated version that I do like.

    And just in case you forgot, I made my statements in response to someone who said that he didn't understand the desire to do so. ...
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    Because the story sucks, as do at least half of...

    Because the story sucks, as do at least half of the songs. I don't care what it was "intended" for, I care about how good it is.
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