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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Blithering idiot
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Putin's answer from Putin's poodle.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    So Camilla has a thing for guys in Thawbs?
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I wouldn't argue from what I heard him say over the years that Charles is a bit of a lightweight intellectually, but I'm missing why participating this particular Saudi cultural event is notable.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    I'm looking at the call plots for the game on Brooks. Ump wouldn't give him anything low in the zone. I see four pitches low that were fair strikes he called balls and a 5th that could have gone either way that he called a ball. He only called two strikes in the entire bottom third of the zone in fact. Inside/outside he was calling almost exactly the zone - not giving anything to the Umps left side that is sometimes->often a strike. Looks like Fulmer put 5 pitches near the left edge of the zone but not quite in and he got none of them. I would say if the ump is being consistent inside/outside - its up to a pitcher to adjust. The pitches that were low but clearly in the zone he's certainly got a fair beef with Hoberg.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    oh-I didn't mean the trade, I meant the fact that the Tiger org had no clue how to effectively help Porcello with his development other than a failed 'throw sinkers and pitch to contact" approach (which is basically where they still were with Fulmer) The trade was only bad in the sense that we sold low on Porcello because he had not reached the potential he should have when he was here. Or alternately the trade was bad because they should have re-signed him and had the pitcher Boston has had. The Tigers can pat themselves on the back for success with Verlander and Scherzer, but those were both strongly self coached guys, and of course it was probably the fact that JV took issue with Hernandez's approaches that resulted in his replacement.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Robson with a 4/5 tonight with the Hens. He and Perez are on quite the streaks. Cameron 2/4 with Erie tonight, Jake Rodgers 1/2 with 2 BB
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    just looking at Fulmer's pitch charts at Brooks. Just nothing very impressive there today. He didn't throw either FB for a high enough strike %. Only one swing and miss on the 4 seamer and one on the two seamer. Didn't throw the 2 seamer or the slider consistently down. Probably didn't use the 4 seamer enough - it was his only pitch not hit for a safety. Very little velocity or vertical break differentiating the change and the slider, and just barely achieved a 10 mph differential between his fastest and slowest pitches. I'm repeating myself but they need a plan to improve his pitch repertoire. Maybe if he continues to struggle it will be the opening they need to send him down for some retooling work - assuming he has an option left.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    If Pat Moynihan were still alive I guess Trumpers would offer him a new definition for 'defining deviancy down'
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    Investing

    just freaking bizarre.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    The two best starting pitchers to go through Minny when Anderson may have been there that I can remember have been Santana and Liriano, neither a power pitcher. Has Anderson ever coached a power pitcher up to an all star status? Or even close? Through the Kelly and Gardenhire years in Minny power starting pitching was never their forte IIRC.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    The experience with Porcello is not a good precedent.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    Fulmer has power arm and walks are not really an issue. The is a combination that any pitching coach would love to try his hand with I would think.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Chance they portray him that way? 100%. Odd of success with the base would probably be high. Outside the base not so much of course. Chances the GOP impeaches him, or that the Senate upholds it? Zero on the latter but I'm past being surprised by what a craven and unprincipled House Ryan presides over. If his "Speakership of Ignorance" (he knows nothing about anything, just ask him) doesn't end up ranking as the worst in the nation's history I'd be surprised. So yeah, I can imagine the GOP House getting desperate enough to protect Trump that they move an article of impeachment to try to get Rosenstein out of the way of Trump hiring a replacement that would fire Mueller - I wouldn't call it likely, but certainly in the realm of things Ryan would find a reason not to put his foot down over.
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    7/14 @4:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    Fulmer does seem to be going backward. Earlier he was at least getting through the lineup once or twice before getting hammered.
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