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2020-21 Baseball Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    If only there were other words.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Exactly. It was poor writing clearly used for the purpose of whining about cancel culture.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You wrote something stupid and were called on it.

    You even failed to offend anyone. We just think it’s dumb.

    Don’t like it? Such is life.
    2muchcoffeeman and FileNotFound like this.
  4. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Instead of writing notes in their caps, is there a rule against having a screen built into a fielders glove?
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Nerds, right?
  6. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Just finished Ben Reiter's Podcast on the Astros, called "The Edge." It's one or two episodes too long, but generally very good. Extended interview with Jeff Luhnow.

    Reiter predicted the Astros' rise and authored Astroball. Now, he looks at things knowing the context of the sign-stealing scandal. I'd recommend it.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  8. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    The NC Dinos (remember them?) won the Korean Series 4 games to 2 last night.

    This is not the KBO championship trophy (it's a gift from one of their sponsors, a video game manufacturer), but it damn well should be the KBO championship trophy:
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Andrew Linker
    A few years before becoming the iconic, mustachioed, brawling catcher and captain of the most famous franchise in sports, Thurman Munson is a mere rookie with the New York Yankees.
    Actually, he is better than anyone else in his first full season in 1970 and is named the American League's rookie of the year 50 years ago today.

    Munson earns 23 of 24 first-place votes with the other vote going to Cleveland outfielder Roy Foster.

    Foster, though, quickly regresses as a player and is out of the major leagues before the start of the 1973 season, the same season Munson makes the second of his seven All-Star Game appearances from 1971-78.

    Munson surely would end up making even more appearances in those midsummer games, but he dies in 1979 – less than two months after his 32nd birthday – in a private plane crash near his home in Canton, Ohio.

    Thanks for looking ... Andy Linker @ www.harrisburgbaseball.com

  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    We must?

    Over parts of 21 major-league seasons, all with Louisville and the Pirates, Wagner batted .328/.391/.467 (151 OPS+) with 3,420 hits; 895 combined doubles and triples (!); and 723 stolen bases. His career WAR of 130.9 ranks seventh all-time among position players. Wagner's entire career was pre-integration, which means we must discount his accomplishments since he played against an artificially limited pool of competitors. In any context, though, he stands as one of the best ever to sharpen his spikes.

    Rare Honus Wagner video footage shows Pirates legend discussing state of baseball in 1933

  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Burns’ Baseball is on, perpetually? So love watching the Pre WWII episodes. Charles Comiskey should be thrown out of the HOF.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    He was embedded with the team and missed the biggest cheating scandal of the modem era. It's a journalistic disgrace and too late for apologies.

    (Disclaimer: Reiter and I went to the same high school. The autographed book is on my shelf.)
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