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  1. tiger337

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    It doesn't work that way. We aren't selling steaks. Our current situation did not result because we looked the other way. It is the way it is because it benefits us (NATO) or because it benefits big business (trade). Sure, you always want to keep negotiating, but wholesale changes are not needed. If they were, they would have been made already.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    He is communicating like a guy who doesn't know anything about the issues and only knows how to bully people and market himself. Showing ignorance does not influence people.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    He needs to learn how to communicate like a leader. The President should not sound like third grader writing a book report.
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    7/15 @2:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    Looks like someone needs to learn a lesson about respect.
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    7/15 @2:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    It's a little known fact that they had to trade Verlander because Deuce was fooling around with Kate.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5954517/PIERS-MORGAN-close-personal-Donald-Air-Force-One.html We would make a great deal with the United Kingdom because they have product that we like. I mean they have a lot of great product. They make phenomenal things, you know, and you have different names - you can say “England”, you can say “UK”, you can say “United Kingdom” so many different - you know you have, you have so many different names - Great Britain. I always say: “Which one do you prefer? Great Britain? You understand what I’m saying?’ ‘You know Great Britain and the United Kingdom aren’t exactly the same thing?’ ‘Right, yeah. You know I know, but a lot of people don’t know that. But you have lots of different names. The fact is you make great product, you make great things. Even your farm product is so fantastic.’
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I am not trying to be condescending. I don't even know that much about prospects, so I have nothing to condescend about. When you make claims with no backing and then double down after you are shown to be incorrect, you can be sure that somebody on this board will call you out. You've got 30 teams and 50 prospects, so you would expect each team to have 1.67 prospects on the list. So, you would expect your six teams to have 10 prospects on the list. Having 14 instead of 10 is not dominating the list. In fact, it's not even statistically significant. There is an 11% probability than six random teams would have 14 or more out of 50 picks. Edit: Come to think of it, there 7 teams on your list (not just 6) so you would expect them to take up 12 spots on the list and there is a 49% chance that 7 random teams would take up 12 or more spots.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Fugelsang is great. He doesn't get all emotional about things in his tweets. He mostly makes smart *** comments, but nails it every time.
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    Lowering the bar for the Hall of Fame

    The difference between WAR and WAA is how players with different playing time are compared: http://www.detroittigertales.com/2014/07/war-baseline-its-all-about-playing-time.html#comment-form Sometimes, it can make a meaningful difference. I think WAA is better for the HoF because you aren't really interested in Above Replacement for Hall of Famers. You already know they are all good, so seeing how far above average they are may be more relevant.
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    Lowering the bar for the Hall of Fame

    I agree, but I am calling out the hypocrisy of MLB. They claim to disassociate themselves from any kind of gambling activity and then join the party as soon as they see that a profit can be made. I think this kind of partnership sets a bad precedent which could very easily lead to the same kind of activity that got Rose banned.
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    7/15 @2:10 Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros

    Is today the day Deuce decides to pull a hammy and collect an MLB salary while on the DL for the next month or so? He has a lot of things he wants to do with his life and playing for this sorry team is not one of them.
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    Lowering the bar for the Hall of Fame

    Ever since MLB partnered with draft kings, I care less about the possibility of Pete Rose getting in some day. I envision MLB getting more involved in gambling once sports betting becomes legal and they can profit from it.
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    Lowering the bar for the Hall of Fame

    I agree completely. It will be fun to see the speeches in a couple of weeks and to have everybody talking about them for a couple of days, but a trip to the Hall of Fame won't be much different. I will go into the plaque room and feel proud for a few seconds and then go visit the more interesting parts of the building.
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    7/11 @12:10 Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Rays

    I like that better than no expectations ending as expected.
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