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    One thing Lance doesn’t have? Multiple DUIs.

    I’m sorry, but I think TLR should be fired for all this. The moron is lucky he even was able to keep his job after his DUI nonsense in the spring. And now to be pulling this shit? Unbelievable.

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    Realistically, it isn’t a fireable offense (the current topic, not the DUI’s. Different story), but it does show how completely out of touch he is with his own locker room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Zero View Post
    Brian McCann was the league fun police for a while, from what I remember. Given the amount of current mlb players that have publicly supported Yermin, I’m guessing most players today think the unwritten rules thing is nonsense.
    It was just the system he was in. If the Braves get up by 8 runs then nobody ever advances more bases then they have to.

    This stratgey has earned them countless World Series (of niceness) titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caito View Post
    Realistically, it isn’t a fireable offense (the current topic, not the DUI’s. Different story), but it does show how completely out of touch he is with his own locker room.
    You’ve got a guy losing the locker room of the number 1 team in baseball right now, and a team with the potential to be a long term contender across the next several seasons, because of antiquated philosophies and a refusal to handle his business quietly. He also blatantly said he was fine with one of his best hitters being thrown at by the opposition. How is that not a fireable offense?

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    Not saying I disagree with you Jimmy. In fact I don’t. I just don’t see Reinsdorf firing him over this.

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    Yeah I don’t either. Reinsdorf is loyal to a stupid degree. Look how long he protected KW or GarPax with the Bulls.

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    Did TLR even get punished for his latest DUI? Kind of messed up if he didn’t at least catch a suspension. DUIs should be treated much more harshly across all sports. These dudes make hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars but can’t be bothered to spend a few bucks on an Uber or a private car? GTFO.

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    I love the Finland laws where the fines are proportional to the persons income.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-...where-31709454

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    Did TLR even get punished for his latest DUI? Kind of messed up if he didn’t at least catch a suspension. DUIs should be treated much more harshly across all sports. These dudes make hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars but can’t be bothered to spend a few bucks on an Uber or a private car? GTFO.

    Id have to double check, but i feel like the DUI happened before he was hired. Someone should fact check that though

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    I love the Finland laws where the fines are proportional to the persons income.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-...where-31709454


    GEEZUS...... man went 64 in a 50 and paid the equivalent of 67 THOUSAND dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caito View Post
    Id have to double check, but i feel like the DUI happened before he was hired. Someone should fact check that though
    I think you’re right, it did. I do remember hearing that. In that case I guess a suspension probably shouldn’t happen. But it’s his third DUI. I think jail time isn’t unreasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caito View Post
    GEEZUS...... man went 64 in a 50 and paid the equivalent of 67 THOUSAND dollars.
    that is a deterrent

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    I think you’re right, it did. I do remember hearing that. In that case I guess a suspension probably shouldn’t happen. But it’s his third DUI. I think jail time isn’t unreasonable.


    Completely agree there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeSplitter View Post
    Spencer Turnball of the Tigers throws a no nitter. 5 no hitters, and it is only mid-May. The record for most in a season is 8 in 1884. I think it will be broken this year.
    With Kluber’s no hitter, I think the record might be broken before the end of May.

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    Ronald Acuna Jr. makes us Braves fans forget we lost this series.





    He's so cool.

    He's also now .444 lifetime when swinging on the first pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid_Planet View Post
    It was just the system he was in. If the Braves get up by 8 runs then nobody ever advances more bases then they have to.

    This stratgey has earned them countless World Series (of niceness) titles.
    I can see where pliing on opponents would’ve produced more World Series.

    I always liked what Whitey Herzog said in the late 80’s vs the Giants who complained the Cardinals were still stealing bases in a blow out:

    ”we’ll stop trying to steal bases when you guys stop trying to hit home runs”

    How true.

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    Dave Kaval (President of the A’s) did an interview with Starting 9 podcast to talk about what is potentially going on with the A’s.


    Says the only place he is doing a “fact finding trip” for a new stadium is Vegas.

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    This thing where the city always has to pay for the new stadium has just fucked Oakland huh?

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    Portland feels pretty confident about being part of the fact-finding missions

    https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/jo...g-mission.html

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    That is curious, cuz he does address it and says it is a rumor that he isn’t sure where it’s coming from.


    Idk. Personally, Portland, Oregon seems like a helluva boring place to put a baseball team.

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    Maybe the Portland visit is not "official" yet.

    Portland is an awesome town. I think Vegas will be the most likely option, but the heat in the desert will be tough. They will need a stadium similar to Arizona.

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    Trailblazers fans used to be crazed. And a hipster town should love an 1800s style game. Maybe rename the team the Handlebar Mustaches.

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    MLB has officially banned Mickey Callaway they the 2022 season.


    He will be eligible for reinstatement at that time.

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    Good. Fuck him for acting that way. Dude’s nickname was “Dick Pic Mick.” That’s not a good thing.

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    First basemen was a complete and utter moron.

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    Was just talking about this with a friend. It’s amazing how quickly a player can forget even something as basic as a force out. Great base running by Báez.

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    Tonight the beat up and broken Braves face the beat up and broken Mets to see which team can finally kill off the other.

    Hope Acuna's head doesn't just fall off at this point.

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    Marcel Ozuna arrested for beating and choking his woman. I've loved this guy. His positive attitude is infectious. Changed the culture in Atlanta. But fuck him. Fuck him.

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    It really is one of the worst feelings when a player you really loved turns out to be a piece of shit.

    That was Osuna for me.

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    From what I’ve read it sounds like the violence was witnessed by police as they entered the residence. That’s going to be a big suspension I’m sure. Familiar got 15 games and the charges ended up being dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    From what I’ve read it sounds like the violence was witnessed by police as they entered the residence. That’s going to be a big suspension I’m sure. Familiar got 15 games and the charges ended up being dropped.
    I don't care if the Braves deal or cut him. I don't want to look at him right now.

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    That the police witnessed it SHOULD mean something. I doubt it will though.

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    The sad thing is someone will sign him if he’s cut or trade for him if the Braves decide to go that route. MLB will probably take it easy on the suspension though.

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    They can have him. I'm not a casual fan. I listen/watch every game. I just can't see myself enjoying a Braves game with him in it. The motherfucker choked her and threw her into a wall. Hit her in the head with his cast. What the fuck?

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    There are bad press conferences, and then there’s “Gerrit Cole stammering for 45 seconds before admitting he can’t say he doesn’t use Spider Tack” kind of bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    There are bad press conferences, and then there’s “Gerrit Cole stammering for 45 seconds before admitting he can’t say he doesn’t use Spider Tack” kind of bad.
    I love the strand of hair that's just 6 inches ridiculously longer than the rest of his hair.

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    How any MLB teams PR doesn’t have pitchers ready with some standard non-answer for questions about sticky substances is beyond me. Cole was left out to dry and made to look like a complete buffoon.

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    Yeah, that was a bad response. I wish the press had followed up asking about stealing signs when he was with the Astros just to get even more awkward. I know he's a pitcher and it was the hitters who did it, but everyone associated with those Astros teams should have to answer.

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    And if the PR team isn’t going to do something for a guy like Cole, how is his agent going to just ignore it too?

    But if I had to guess what happened I’d bet there was a statement prepared but the question was asked in way that he couldn’t decide if he should rephrase the answer he was given or just flat out deny. Which, I bet, he wants to do but also doesn’t want to be called a liar.

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    I mean……. It was a point blank “yes or no” question. You HAVE to be prepared for something like that.

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    Went to my first game in two years last night. Twins were down 2 in the bottom of the ninth and hit 2 two-run home runs to win the game. Great to be back in a stadium.

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    Saw those clips. Made me so happy to see Chapman blow it.


    Also, I went to HS with Rocco Baldelli. Only spoke to him once. Seemed like a nice enough guy

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    This is the route we're taking to get offense back in baseball?

    Ban the shift. And make the DH universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid_Planet View Post
    This is the route we're taking to get offense back in baseball?

    Ban the shift. And make the DH universal.
    Every player just needs to learn to bunt and it would break every shift. The shift has been around for 70 years. Players are just too stubborn (or too dumb to understand math) now to take the free base.

    I saw someone say about the DH that you get a DH as long as the starting pitcher is the game. I like that compromise. Keeps late inning switches alive but allows more action earlier.

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    Just to play devil’s advocate here, would you want your strongest hitter only taking a single instead of swinging away? I get that a virtually guaranteed free base is great but I guess it comes down to would you rather your home run hitter take first or try to get more than that?

    I don’t disagree with bunting though. I’d like to see more players do that to beat the shift.

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