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  1. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Looks like the AL Wild Card race is down to three...

    Looks like the AL Wild Card race is down to three teams.
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    You want some good Americana, try the "O,...

    You want some good Americana, try the "O, Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack.
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    Bill Frawley was on I Love Lucy prior to My Three...

    Bill Frawley was on I Love Lucy prior to My Three Sons.
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    As it has been all season. Oddly, they are the...

    As it has been all season. Oddly, they are the only team to not have any relievers pitch on three consecutive days.

    Last night, Boone became the first manager in history to have 100 wins in his...
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    ^^ That part blew me away. I didn't know he could...

    ^^ That part blew me away. I didn't know he could play that well. He was talking about Earl Scruggs, though, wasn't he?
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    ^^ Great interview, Part 2 follows and is better....

    ^^ Great interview, Part 2 follows and is better.

    I always considered Dick Cavett the best in the business.
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    I'm not sure it's their plan to piggy-back more...

    I'm not sure it's their plan to piggy-back more than one spot in the rotation. I don't think they've announced the plan, though. That would be the fifth spot in the rotation behind Tanaka, Severino...
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    Jeez. I still don't think that helps CC's...

    Jeez.

    I still don't think that helps CC's chances that much. They have four starters who are better and a solid bullpen. He has no place, IMO.
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    Probably my favorite TV show of all time. I grew...

    Probably my favorite TV show of all time. I grew up watching them on WPIX out of NYC. I have the full set on DVD and it still makes me laugh out loud. I assume you know that the Flinstones were a...
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    Looks like I'm out. Once they got into the...

    Looks like I'm out. Once they got into the Nashville Sound, that's all it took. Not to say there aren't more redeeming stories. But, my interest has waned.
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    Yep. A big one. At least Joe Besser had some...

    Yep. A big one. At least Joe Besser had some personality. He was hilarious on the Abbott & Costello Show.
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    That was Curly Joe DeRita.

    That was Curly Joe DeRita.
  13. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Well, CC couldn't get out of the third. Two runs...

    Well, CC couldn't get out of the third. Two runs on five hits, two walks and four Ks. Hugs to the team.

    Now, the Yankees have a tough decision to make. I don't think he should be on the...
  14. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I'm curious to see if Judge can stop striking out...

    I'm curious to see if Judge can stop striking out before the end of the season. I still think he hasn't quite gotten over his left oblique strain that had him on the IL for a while. He's been able to...
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    I've never had a problem with the sound on AHDN....

    I've never had a problem with the sound on AHDN. I can't say I ever checked out the 5.1 from broadcast.
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    Coincidentally, that's showing on TCM at 5:00 pm...

    Coincidentally, that's showing on TCM at 5:00 pm today.
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    "A Hard Day's Night" is on TCM right now

    "A Hard Day's Night" is on TCM right now
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    Best one was Jack Benny, IMO. Great movie.

    Best one was Jack Benny, IMO. Great movie.
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    I probably will. I'll play it by ear. Gotta give...

    I probably will. I'll play it by ear. Gotta give Johnny Cash some viewing time. Certainly, by the time they hit the 60s, I'll likely be back to my political viewing.

    To Geez's point, anything...
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    In a category all by himself.

    In a category all by himself.
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    oops. That's what happens when you're too lazy to...

    oops. That's what happens when you're too lazy to scroll back and double-check.
  22. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Dellin Betances partially tears his Achilles...

    Dellin Betances partially tears his Achilles tendon during his first appearance on Sunday, apparently during a small celebration after a strikeout.

    Looks like his entry into free agency won't be...
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    Who was the one who shamefully confessed that...

    Who was the one who shamefully confessed that he'd never seen "Bride of Frankenstein"?????

    Monday night at 11:15 is your chance to redeem yourself. In fact, it's being bookended by "Freaks" and...
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    "Harvey" is on TCM Sunday night at 10:15. ...

    "Harvey" is on TCM Sunday night at 10:15.

    Also, tomorrow afternoon, "Inherit the Wind." That's another great one we haven't discussed much here. Fredric March is soooo good in that one. He could...
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    I'm only interested in disc 1. Oh well.

    I'm only interested in disc 1. Oh well.
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    Next episode covers Hank. Curious to see the...

    Next episode covers Hank.

    Curious to see the CD release (assuming there's one). If it's anything like the Jazz one, I'll grab a copy. If it covers too much post-Hank and not enough of the...
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    ^^ Good god, that's horrible.

    ^^ Good god, that's horrible.
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    If they touch on country rock, then, yes, I'll...

    If they touch on country rock, then, yes, I'll pay attention. I don't expect that, though.



    There's a reason why they call the panning of old photos "The Ken Burns Effect."



    Not sure if...
  29. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Here's hoping the Rays beat Oakland in the WC....

    Here's hoping the Rays beat Oakland in the WC. Then the Twins face and beat the Astros in round one. Then the Yankees face and beat the Rays. The Twins are a tough team, but I'd rather have my team...
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    Looks like we could have two teams with 300 HRs...

    Looks like we could have two teams with 300 HRs this year.

    That's nuts.
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    I'll probably stop watching when it hits the...

    I'll probably stop watching when it hits the 1950s. Just not a fan of what they might call classic country. The later stuff (the most recent 20 years or so) isn't even country. I think the doc ends...
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    Yep, I saw a good portion of it. Like any Burns...

    Yep, I saw a good portion of it. Like any Burns effort, it's really good.

    I saw an interview with him on C-SPAN the other day talking about it. He stated that he really didn't need to consult with...
  33. Thread: MLB 2019

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    He had a green light because he was not being...

    He had a green light because he was not being held.

    I don't get it, either. Although, he has been running without issues. But, still...
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    Following up, it wasn't until I found a copy of...

    Following up, it wasn't until I found a copy of the original concert ad online that I learned that Horslips was a replacement to the original opener, Judas Priest. Luckily, I saw JP about three other...
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    I'm wondering if I may have, in fact, seen it....

    I'm wondering if I may have, in fact, seen it. I'll have to look at some online clips.
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    Yep, my second concert. Horslips was the opener. ...

    Yep, my second concert. Horslips was the opener.

    My first was Rush on the AFtK tour the previous November.
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    They're playing at a local club about three miles...

    They're playing at a local club about three miles from my house in late October.

    Very tempting. I only saw them once, in April of '78. I was right up front and center, literally leaning on the...
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    It may because it's on so often that I figure...

    It may because it's on so often that I figure I'll eventually get to it but never did.

    I'm pretty sure the movie is in the public domain due to a copyright lapse. They story is still copyrighted,...
  39. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Sanchez out with a groin injury. He had one...

    Sanchez out with a groin injury. He had one before. Looks like they'll need to sit him in the hopes that he'll be ready in October.

    It never ends.

    That's three players lost just today.
  40. Thread: MLB 2019

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    On sale at Comerca Park in Detroit. ...

    On sale at Comerca Park in Detroit.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EER3rr8XsAA2hI3.jpg:small
  41. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Apparently J.A. Happ is now getting tests for...

    Apparently J.A. Happ is now getting tests for tendinitis and Sanchez was replaced in the second game in Detroit. I'm hoping the latter was just to give him some rest and let the kid play.

    Jeez.
  42. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Reminds me of the time Andy Hawkins pitched a...

    Reminds me of the time Andy Hawkins pitched a no-hitter and lost 4-0 to the Pale Hose.
  43. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion out with an oblique...

    Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion out with an oblique strain just a few days after returning from a broken wrist. I'm guessing he's done for the remainder.

    Aaron Hicks is out for the remainder and...
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    I don't think I've ever seen "Harvey." FWIW, I...

    I don't think I've ever seen "Harvey."

    FWIW, I heard that McCartney is writing music for a musical version of "It's a Wonderful Life."

    Not sure how I feel about that.

    And, to be brutally...
  45. With some editing software, yes.

    With some editing software, yes.
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    I saw it a couple of days ago, actually. Enjoy...

    I saw it a couple of days ago, actually.

    Enjoy the flick.
  47. I'm hoping to be able to rip the audio more than...

    I'm hoping to be able to rip the audio more than anything. I'll get a lot more playing time out of that.
  48. Just ordered it. Order #1728

    Just ordered it. Order #1728
  49. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Unless it has long-term effects. Sorry to see...

    Unless it has long-term effects. Sorry to see that happen to anyone. Especially a class act.
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    There's quite a battle for playoff home-field...

    There's quite a battle for playoff home-field advantage going on.
  51. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I do find it telling that they shit-canned...

    I do find it telling that they shit-canned Donbrowski before they were technically out of the hunt. What does that say about his reputation within their organization?

    It will be an interesting...
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    Through the first three games of the NY/Boston...

    Through the first three games of the NY/Boston series these weekend, the Red Sox have used 24 pitchers.
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    It ain't over 'til it's over.

    It ain't over 'til it's over.
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    There are many perfect pop songs. This is one of...

    There are many perfect pop songs. This is one of them:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbfuAcCqpY
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    ^^ The guy has a lot of talent but really can't...

    ^^ The guy has a lot of talent but really can't seem to get his shit together.

    Not an uncommon story.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSoPeZMHMf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSoPeZMHMf4
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    I would immediately go to the catalogs of Harry...

    I would immediately go to the catalogs of Harry Nilsson and The Lovin' Spoonful (John Sebastian). They are two of the Great American Songwriters and have tons of great examples.
  58. ^^ Thanks! That really makes this a no-brainer.

    ^^ Thanks! That really makes this a no-brainer.
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    His book about The Little Rascals is great.

    His book about The Little Rascals is great.
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    Are any of them?

    Are any of them?
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