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Oct 29 2019
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You guys are awesome. It is not hyperbole to say that this site often gets me through the day. Keep up the good work, and for the love of god do not stick to sports.

Oct 25 2019
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This all day.  I love Gary Thorne.  I also think Gary Cohen and Ron Darling would make a spectacular national team (sorry, Keith, but no).  

Oct 25 2019
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Related: I don’t mind Joe Buck, either. He is extremely okay at a job that must be harder than it appears from the comfort of my couch judging by how many other people are awful at it. But is he really the only one who can do this? We’ve got him flying from Houston for Game 2, to Minnesota for Thursday Night Football, Read more

Oct 24 2019
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Thank your for your polite, thoughtful and constructive contribution to this conversation.

Oct 24 2019
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Not so sure it’s a strawman, but either way I think your otherwise valid points bolster mine: that it’s impossible (or at least folly) to make predictions about playoff outcomes based on performance in the regular season. And yet it happens all the time: as you correctly noted, the Astros were favorites based on a Read more

Oct 24 2019
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Right. That’s why I linked back to it (presumably that’s how you came to read it a week later).

Oct 24 2019
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One of my favorite things about the post-season, and this post-season in particular, and this World Series particularly in particular, is how immediately and unsparingly it can render the Knowers of Baseball irrelevant hacks. Read more

Oct 21 2019
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Interesting. Hadn’t seen that. Thanks. In fairness, though, this is the author advocating for a candidate other than Girardi because of a perception that paying what it will likely cost to get Girardi will limit the budget in other areas. That’s not an unreasonable take at all given the history, but we don’t have any Read more

Oct 21 2019
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Is there any evidence of this? I mean actual reporting that the Mets are balking at Girardi’s price tag? I accept the mountain of circumstantial evidence that would make it perfectly reasonable to wonder, but honestly asking who is reporting this with any kind of actual source?  

Oct 17 2019
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Fun fact: the Mets had a lead in four of those five games! 

Oct 17 2019
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This may seem an unoriginal thought - you said it yourself on the pod, Roth - but the 2019 Nats look increasingly like the 2015 Mets. A good not great regular season anchored by excellent starting pitching, with solid offense (particularly in the second half), and a shaky-as-hell bullpen. A five-game stint to upset the Read more

Oct 17 2019
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Upon learning that the tarantula wasn’t a deal-breaker, my two sons have asked for your address and preferred Mother’s Day gift.  My wife is taking it remarkably well.  

Oct 17 2019
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8th grade? Good god. I was legally drunk the night Vince Carter won the slam dunk contest.

Oct 15 2019
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Holy crap I can’t believe I left out (Muppet) Floyd Pepper. Too late to edit, but your corrected list is accepted gladly in this respect. Read more