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  1. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Tatis looks like he’s done for the season. Is...

    Tatis looks like he’s done for the season. Is Alonso now a lock? Is there room for (warning: homerism incoming!) Soroka, he of the sub 3.00 ERA and likely 15-win season?

    By the way. In case...
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    That Dead Cross album from a years back totally...

    That Dead Cross album from a years back totally slays.
  3. Ordered!

    Ordered!
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    Have these tracks been released? Are they the...

    Have these tracks been released? Are they the same tracks that have been free DLs on DGM?
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    Wicked Weed was a go-to brewery for me for years....

    Wicked Weed was a go-to brewery for me for years. Their aged sours were some of the best I'd ever had, rivaling Jester King. They sold to inBev a few years ago, and I (and many local bars and...
  6. Thread: MLB 2019

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    So Ronald Acuña is good at baseball. He'll...

    So Ronald Acuña is good at baseball.

    He'll be a 30/30 man by the end of the week (most likely--he only needs 2 steals).

    He has a legitimate shot at being a 40/40 man. If he reaches that...
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    Definitely in for that, too. Keep ‘em coming!

    Definitely in for that, too. Keep ‘em coming!
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    But I don't think Easter Bunny was ever properly...

    But I don't think Easter Bunny was ever properly said. There is good music in there, and I think it is still music that deserves to be heard by new ears in a new light in 2020.

    Plus it's...
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    ^Oh man, that is excellent news. Let’s hope...

    ^Oh man, that is excellent news.

    Let’s hope this thing gets recorded and filmed.
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    Mr. Bungle is back!!!

    Sort of.

    Patton posted this about 40 minutes ago:

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    As to be expected, the comic differs in several...

    As to be expected, the comic differs in several ways (no “Wee Hughie”! The character is Scottish in the book) from the show.

    Some of these elements look like they’ll drive the plots of both in...
  12. ^But it will not be recorded, correct?

    ^But it will not be recorded, correct?
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    D’oh! Jonny just emailed me back saying that...

    D’oh! Jonny just emailed me back saying that same thing. Guess I should read stuff every once in a while.
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    Just started reading the comics. Garth Ennis...

    Just started reading the comics. Garth Ennis also wrote Preacher. So far the quality is similar, and I've heard good things about the show. I guess I'll be in to watch it whenever I finish the...
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    I think I ordered? I got an email confirmation,...

    I think I ordered? I got an email confirmation, but nothing showed up on my credit card statement. I emailed Jonny to see what's what. I'm sure I'll be able to get it from Wayside, but, man, what...
  16. Thread: MLB 2019

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    As to the waivers thing, these acquisitions are...

    As to the waivers thing, these acquisitions are not eligible for post season rosters, right? Not that it matters in Gausman’s case. (Somebody, by the way, should be able to convert Gausman to an...
  17. Thread: MLB 2019

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    “Nationals ace Max Scherzer, a hero to those with...

    “Nationals ace Max Scherzer, a hero to those with heterochromia of the eyes, was ‘BLUE EYE’ last year, so it stands to reason that he is ‘BROWN EYE’ this year.”
    ...
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    Yeah. I’m in for a poster. Or nothing. I’m just...

    Yeah. I’m in for a poster. Or nothing. I’m just in for this box.
  19. Thread: Lost Crowns

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    It's probably that. I'll go ahead and chuck it...

    It's probably that. I'll go ahead and chuck it now.
  20. Thread: Lost Crowns

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'll give it a...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'll give it a spin today and see if it clicks.
  21. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Oh yeah. Even if the Braves manage to get by the...

    Oh yeah. Even if the Braves manage to get by the Dodgers, they’d be killed by the Astros. That rotation is ridiculous.
  22. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The Braves ‘pen nearly coughs up two games...

    The Braves ‘pen nearly coughs up two games against the Nats, and management completely remakes it. Hopefully this is what the team needs to compete in October.
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    The US Amazon listing was for the digital set.

    The US Amazon listing was for the digital set.
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    Amazon US has tracklisting (if you’re curious):...

    Amazon US has tracklisting (if you’re curious):
    https://www.amazon.com/Love-Planet-Gong/dp/B07VCB126G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=love+from+planet+gong&qid=1564594119&s=gateway&sr=8-1
  25. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Bauer to the ... Reds? Ok.

    Bauer to the ... Reds? Ok.
  26. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Maybe they’ll deal Stroman as part of a package? ...

    Maybe they’ll deal Stroman as part of a package? A slow-moving three-team trade?
  27. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The Mets just acquired Stroman?

    The Mets just acquired Stroman?
  28. What happened to Spawton’s bass on this album? ...

    What happened to Spawton’s bass on this album? Where did that great sound from “Judas Unrepentant” and “East Coast Racer” and “The Underfall Yard” (etc. etc. etc.) go?
  29. Great introduction?! Works for me. I just...

    Great introduction?! Works for me. I just ordered!
  30. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Well Barrett, who had some of the worst numbers...

    Well Barrett, who had some of the worst numbers last year, umped the World Series, so maybe there’s not much.

    As to missing balls and strikes, it seems to happen most frequently when the pitcher...
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    DGM has "Neurotica" and "Last Skirmish" from the...

    DGM has "Neurotica" and "Last Skirmish" from the current tour up to download.
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    The Long Goodbye arrived yesterday. I can't...

    The Long Goodbye arrived yesterday. I can't articulate all my thoughts right now, but this album is fantastic. Utterly bizarre but completely listenable. It sounds like Pere Ubu but doesn't kowtow...
  33. Thread: MLB 2019

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    ^You're right. It probably won't happen, but I...

    ^You're right. It probably won't happen, but I still think it's a neat idea, and it's not so left-field that it doesn't fit into current rules (e.g., running on a third strike wild pitch/passed...
  34. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I quite like the idea. There’s a bit of added...

    I quite like the idea. There’s a bit of added strategy. You can easily imagine a manager telling his sluggers not to run.

    A reliever coming late who tends to be wild? There’s a bit of added...
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    Mexican lagers are my go to beer in the summer. ...

    Mexican lagers are my go to beer in the summer. Several local breweries feature them. And there a few really excellent ones on the national scene.

    21st Amendment’s El Sully is particularly nice....
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    A little bit of press for the new album:...

    A little bit of press for the new album:...
  37. Thread: Stick Men

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    Anyone else get an email from MoonJune about the...

    Anyone else get an email from MoonJune about the new box of the StickMen/David Cross S. American shows?

    Providing a link is proving a little tricky, but if you're on MoonJune's mailing list, you...
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    Elder (heavy pscyh rock) new EP

    https://beholdtheelder.bandcamp.com/album/the-gold-silver-sessions

    I think these guys have been mentioned in a few ongoing threads (stoner thread, perhaps), but I figured they deserve their own...
  39. Thread: MLB 2019

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    “Crews started work this week to extend the...

    “Crews started work this week to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field and were expected to complete the project Wednesday, ahead of the Chicago White Sox's next...
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    Well heck yeah! The afore alluded to show in...

    Well heck yeah! The afore alluded to show in Charlotte was awesome.
  41. Thread: Trojan Horse

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    Yeah. I’ll definitely DL Wicker and grab whatever...

    Yeah. I’ll definitely DL Wicker and grab whatever else these musicians put out. I listened today to the last album for the first time in a while. It’s quite good.
  42. Thread: Trojan Horse

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    Seems that the band isn't necessarily calling it...

    Seems that the band isn't necessarily calling it a day, but they are changing. The band posted this on their FB page yesterday:


    Hiya,
    Settle in, we come bearing news...
    Firstly, lets get the...
  43. Pretty exciting!

    Pretty exciting!
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    Live album coming in August: ...

    Live album coming in August:

    https://jammerzine.com/first-listen-tci-wonderland-live/?fbclid=IwAR1NPWen25i6TRYP1ozywT1ofYn9qWlJjGlmatF9FEJ3LvYoB9VVRUT7xYI
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    I'll be taking a trip out to Denver this week. ...

    I'll be taking a trip out to Denver this week. Any brewery recommendations?

    We're staying in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Looks like nothing particularly close (walkable), but there are a...
  46. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I don’t really have words for this album...

    I don’t really have words for this album (admittedly, I’m not much of a worder regardless).

    But there is something supremely powerful about this album. Hypnotic and trancelike, engaging and...
  47. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Brendan McKay’s debut? It was ... 13182

    Brendan McKay’s debut? It was ...

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  48. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Boy. You can say that again. This game is going...

    Boy. You can say that again. This game is going to take six hours.
  49. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Nice article about the history of baseball in...

    Nice article about the history of baseball in England:

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/baseball-in-england-has-a-fascinating-history
  50. Thread: MLB 2019

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    If there's a team out there that will figure out...

    If there's a team out there that will figure out a way to make it work, it's the Rays. They sort of have to. It should be fun to watch how it plays out.

    With the way Ohtani is hitting this...
  51. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I suppose piecing together what is actually going...

    I suppose piecing together what is actually going on means examining many factors. Attributing the power surge to just the balls or just analytics will probably involve some post hoc-y (if you will)...
  52. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I’m sure you guys saw this, but just in case:...

    I’m sure you guys saw this, but just in case:
    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/weve-reached-the-point-of-too-many-homers/

    Too many HRs? The ball has been proven to be more aerodynamic. There is less...
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    https://thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/track/epitaph?...

    https://thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/track/epitaph?fbclid=IwAR3RznpAdRem2B7D7QPELY5heY-S2F-T_ejUoedap3oQcuvB9fH2qc9ZSxY

    These guys popped up on the Cardiacs FB page today. Sounds like things we...
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    Good news!

    Good news!
  55. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Nah. I don’t ever really think about them....

    Nah. I don’t ever really think about them. Baseball is, for me, a regional sport. Down here in Charlotte, far from I-95, the Yankees don’t factor much into my fandom.

    I do absolutely think...
  56. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Everyone loves an underdog story. I’m sure all...

    Everyone loves an underdog story. I’m sure all of baseball is rooting for the Yankees. Hopefully this’ll finally be their year.
  57. Live album? This is most excellent news.

    Live album? This is most excellent news.
  58. Thread: MLB 2019

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    For half the season. I’d guess the Montreal games...

    For half the season. I’d guess the Montreal games would still be locally broadcast in Florida.
  59. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Thanks, Marlins! Also: Go Braves! May your...

    Thanks, Marlins!


    Also: Go Braves! May your balls be forever juiced. (Hmmm. That doesn’t sound as good as I thought it would. But the Braves are hitting all the home runs, so I guess I’m...
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    Very interested. Not sure what else to say at the...

    Very interested. Not sure what else to say at the moment.
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