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  1. Ever been a new dad? You begin to realize you need to watch your promises, as it ain't all about you anymore. At the time im sure he felt that way. As you get closer to being a new dad, reality makes you question things you didn't before. I think we just saw him grow up a little on social media.
  2. Well, we also can go history angle and pick from: In no particular order as im going from memory, that could be slightly impaired currently Bluebirds/Blues Rustlers Perfectos Broncos Infants/Babes Wanderers Napoleon's/Naps Forest Citys Im sure i missed a few lol
  3. Sigh. I get it. But my username becomes less relevant by the day! I hope they don't pick something super safe and lame. Go back to the Spiders if you must change.
  4. I get the sentiment but national identification programs tracing your every move are scary for more reasons than disease shame. It's a hard subject.
  5. Id guess pen, as, if he was a starter, they'd just come out and say it. Vs some vague nothing answer that they gave
  6. You should. It's the number one indicator of success in hitting. There's more to it than long homeruns. It's means even his ground balls are crushed. It means every single batted ball event is significantly more likely to be a hit. If traditional stats are more your thing... well there's only so many guys who can legitimately bust the 1.000 OPS mark. In a full and healthy season he can even make up for the fantasy lack of steals. And in real life he's mvp candidate
  7. While i love me some Ted, I'm tired of the pure hero narrative the old guys get. Yes, all the above was true. He was also all about getting paid, on record saying the same stuff players say today. He was also a self admitted terrible father, and cut off half his family solely because the were Mexican. He's flawed like all of us. And Trout actually cares about defense. Easily the best ball player ive ever seen. And really it ain't that close
  8. It's sad that he's probably correct, actually. The few stories that come up of guys paying protection money are probably the tip of the iceberg.
  9. I get ya, but at this point 6 games is close enough. The juice isn't worth the stretch, friggin play ball.
  10. Ok. Now im pissed at everybody. Owners still have a lot to answer for, but im ok with the MLB Playa Haters Ball now as well.
  11. No one's forgetting it. We just actually understand what it means, and how normal business rules don't completely apply here. If the federal govt decided to threaten to review the monopoly provisions, we'd have a season yesterday. You love the guys with leverage, well the good ole American people have some. If they chose to use it. See, capitalism does come with rules. Even the great Adam Smith knew some were necessary. How you can criticize players for playing a childs game, while not criticizing the owners for owning a childs game? And who cares, children's games make money. It's a business product. Capitalism right?
  12. You can repeat this all you want, the only real risk they take is getting enough money to get in. So much risk, gates so important... yet the same teams never fill seats and the worst team in the league sells for a bagillion. Oh, the risk these heroes take on. 🙄
  13. Do all of you owner apologists work for a company that gets monopoly protection, and was the building you work in paid for by tax payers as well? Owners owe the American people a product. Maybe it's time the federal govt reminded them of that.
  14. The Reserve Clause called, they want you to call them back
  15. Im with this. Those offers were so obviously and absurdly the same thing with different words. Just a waste of very precious time to approach this situation like this. Owners were like, hey let's get em, we got the leverage! Gate costs, ya! When they should've been like hey, the entire damn sports world is watching dominoes championship reruns right now, let's carpe freakin diem! Every sports fan in the universe is watching our product!
  16. There was so much false narrative in those comments i didn't know where to begin 😂 Baseball isn't as dead as media would like us to believe. I coach youth, there's so many teams now we all complain about how watered down the high levels have become. It seems like there's a hundred new teams every year, and I'm in Michigan.
  17. All these mental gymnastics... why don't they just say what is painfully obvious, this is essentially the same net pay as any other offer? Just worded in yet a new way. It's been pretty obv for awhile net take home is basically the issue. Instead we get more spin. I don't think we get ball this year now.
  18. Come watch some fastpitch someday. It's def about the fans, and a much faster game. Im 10 years into coaching here after leaving baseball. Wouldn't trade it for a thing.
  19. This is what we're doing to. A big part of luck mitigation in h2h is in the length of the season. It's easy to win a random week, not so much 25 of em though. 8 wks you don't even play everyone once. We're freezing our keeper league and doing a for fun roto instead.
  20. This. They seem to take for granted that people will just be there in the end. Most won't get angry, they'll simply fade away to other interests.
  21. This mantra has been addressed. Again, there isn't a company out there that that gets tax and monopoly protection. Your normal business model doesn't apply. The owners need to show their work if they want to claim specific losses. No one said they'd get full pay. They already agreed to a cut. That's called negotiation. Then it was reneged on, with a dubious claim. That's also called greed, just the owner version. To the owners: take that cut, and move on How is this so hard for people to understand? And why are people so quick to side with billionaire property owners over the guys who actually do the work of playing? To be frank, the Jerry Jones, Mark Cubans and the rest of The Club can kiss my arse. Im sure they have a nice offshore acct they can use to make up for the chump change they'd pull at the gate
  22. This. Take a page from the owners here, the first to speak up looks like the loser. Why do you think the owners never say a damn thing in these situations?
  23. Now change the word player for owner..... How one can have this take and completely give owners a pass is beyond me.