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  1. Oblong

    The Pet Peeve Thread

    We had one player on basketball that would miss over that kind of thing... "had to go to my grandma's dinner...." Granted it was middle school kids and some would miss because of other activities, like bowling or chess club. Totally supported that because it was just once a season. They're involved and they told us as soon as they knew about the conflict. My wife plays in a women's over 40 soccer league, she's like the captain/coordinator. Last Sunday a lady didn't come 'becaues it was icy this morning'. The game was at 5:40 pm and it was 40 degrees outside at that point. She lived in Northville and the games are in Canton.
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    4/25 @~7:05 Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

    Castellanos is pretty high. Jones too. McCann is about even to me.... it's just about them not their fanmoms
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    Political Pot-pourri

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/watch_video_shows_pa_commissioner_telling_cops_to.html This is so much fun to watch.... those cops were unfazed and unimpressed by her status and it just made her more furious. I can't get enough of it.
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    4/25 @~7:05 Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

    Berry is where I came up with the swagger to performance ratio.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    In 5 years we'll be as old as Brimley was in Cocoon.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gy-aFrypqA
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    4/24 @7:05 Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates

    Saw a discussion on twtter that suggested they could but logistics and need didn't support it.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    There's one where they dub over the scene from The Firm where he hands Tom Cruise the photos of him with the girl on the beach. I wonder if the Russians had a similar scene with Trump?
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Because the people who are in a position to do something.. liked their candy?
  10. To be clear I'm not saying he'd get in... I said he has a chance to enter into the discussions based on Wins.... but voters by the time he's eligible may not value them like the voters do today. His advantage is being a decent pitcher for good teams who started out at a pretty young age. I get that.
  11. Said this years ago but Porcello started out so early in his career and racked up the W's at a young age that it's not inconceivable he enters HOF discussion if he stays healthy and pitches into his late 30's.... that is if the voters still value pitching Wins at that point which they may not....
  12. It's fair to question Avila given that the team signed Pelfrey and Aviles. Seemed so unnecessary yet indicative of the old school mentality. Sure they drafted some great guys over the years but do that job for 25 years isn't the law of averages in your favor?
  13. I think in some cases, the White Sox come to mind, where not turning a profit is not an option due to minority owners being guaranteed a certain amount each year. They can't deficit the team like Mike Ilitch allegedly did for so long. The other day I was leaving the Thursday game and went out a different exit than I normally do (since you may recall I was in a suite that day). There were a lot of Comerica Park employees. LIke 12 of them all standing there waiting to greet people. These were professional looking employees, not like Wal Mart greeters. My usher's been there for at least 12 years. That got me to thinking what the cost is to on a game basis just to operate the ballpark. Forget player salaries... there's a lot of other people to pay. Those jobs must be ok since I notice the same people year after year. My ticket taker is a guy named Richard. Been there a long time.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Yeah that make sense.... I get the gambling too. Why guys like Jordan and Tiger Woods do it. I can see it being a huge adrenaline rush, even if the stakes are small. It's not the amount you win but just the fact that you won. Deep psychological ****. The drive it takes to get to that kind of wealth is not held in people content to just relax. Me.... I'm content to just relax. It's all good man. Don't make life complicated. I told one of our senior managers here that I'm not interested in any promotions... I"m maxed out at below management level. I don't want the headaches. I choose to live close to work. I leave the house at 7:15 and home at 4:15. I have a 11 minute commute, 2.4 miles. I wouldn't trade that for anything. My wife works part time so that she can do the other stuff like laundry and grocery shopping, etc. on the days she doesn't work. If she worked full time we could take very nice vacations and probably have a lake house for the weekends.... but that means the house is a mess, everything's rushed... and people I know with cottages say you end up just going there because you feel you have to and the time you spend there is taken by cleaning and landscaping. To me that's not worth the bragging rights. I'll just sit on my patio and drink beer since that's the ultimate goal anyway.
  15. I still believe that there's a certain # of owners who, while preferring to win, are content to just make money and be a team owner. The Astros gave them cover to do things on the cheap and sell it as rebuilding.
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