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#141 HemiBeers

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:55 PM

Keep the season going. The only way the current .500 Tigers have a chance to make the playoffs is Covid attrition of the other teams.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:51 AM

I can only imagine what Aaron Judge's first free agent contract will be. Luckily the Yanks can afford it...

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:33 AM

View PostDisk98, on 29 July 2020 - 05:35 PM, said:

Not a fan of 16 teams in the playoffs.  The regular season—especially such a short one—means nothing now, since more than half the league will make it in the end.  As long as you don’t totally suck, you’re in.
In other words, the Mariners still have no shot

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:35 AM

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Cardinals game postponed, positive test. Possibly more than one.

Move to hub format or cancel season ffs.
If we're going to cancel games based on one positive test (which could even be a false positive, the tests aren't perfect), just cancel the season already.  There's far too many gimmicks involved already and 7 inning doubleheaders and the extra inning rule make this too dissimilar to real baseball that any championship should come with an asterisk anyway.
Well the Houston WS title doesn't come with one so I don't foresee this year's WS winner having one either.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 11:34 AM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 03 August 2020 - 08:35 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 31 July 2020 - 09:46 AM, said:

View PostGabesCavesOfIce, on 31 July 2020 - 09:35 AM, said:

Cardinals game postponed, positive test. Possibly more than one.

Move to hub format or cancel season ffs.
If we're going to cancel games based on one positive test (which could even be a false positive, the tests aren't perfect), just cancel the season already.  There's far too many gimmicks involved already and 7 inning doubleheaders and the extra inning rule make this too dissimilar to real baseball that any championship should come with an asterisk anyway.
Well the Houston WS title doesn't come with one so I don't foresee this year's WS winner having one either.
No, there's no chance of an asterisk, officially, at least.  But individuals will place them on their personal lists, or consider it not to be legitimate,  just as many fans do with Bonds' records, or edter does when someone other than the Yankees win the title.

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 10:56 AM

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View Postdriventotheedge, on 03 August 2020 - 08:35 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 31 July 2020 - 09:46 AM, said:

View PostGabesCavesOfIce, on 31 July 2020 - 09:35 AM, said:

Cardinals game postponed, positive test. Possibly more than one.

Move to hub format or cancel season ffs.
If we're going to cancel games based on one positive test (which could even be a false positive, the tests aren't perfect), just cancel the season already.  There's far too many gimmicks involved already and 7 inning doubleheaders and the extra inning rule make this too dissimilar to real baseball that any championship should come with an asterisk anyway.
Well the Houston WS title doesn't come with one so I don't foresee this year's WS winner having one either.
No, there's no chance of an asterisk, officially, at least.  But individuals will place them on their personal lists, or consider it not to be legitimate,  just as many fans do with Bonds' records, or edter does when someone other than the Yankees win the title.

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 06:57 PM

Dodgers (11 and 5) and A's (12 and 4) respectively beat the Giants and Asstros today.  A good day.

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:34 AM

Royals -- won four in a row!

Cardinals -- haven't played in weeks!

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:51 AM

View PostNova Carmina, on 10 August 2020 - 08:34 AM, said:

Royals -- won four in a row!

Cardinals -- haven't played in weeks!
Tied for the fewest losses in baseball!

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:40 PM

A's sweep the Astros, closing things out with a brawl.

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 12:24 AM

View Postgoose, on 10 August 2020 - 08:40 PM, said:

A's sweep the Astros, closing things out with a brawl.

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A bit worried in Anaheim but A's win!  All good!  RAMON ROCKS!!!!! FUCKK THE ASTROS AND CINTRON!

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:41 PM

f**k this season and all of the horseshit gimmicks.

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:42 PM

Fire that f***ing asshole Manfred now

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:40 PM

You don't like 7-inning double headers?

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:43 PM

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You don't like 7-inning double headers?
It's an abomination.  As is the NL DH and especially starting extra innings with a runner on second.

Bush league crap.  All of it.

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:56 PM

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View PostNova Carmina, on 15 August 2020 - 09:40 PM, said:

You don't like 7-inning double headers?
It's an abomination.  As is the NL DH and especially starting extra innings with a runner on second.

Bush league crap.  All of it.
it the Cubs are 13-5.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:28 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 August 2020 - 11:56 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 15 August 2020 - 09:43 PM, said:

View PostNova Carmina, on 15 August 2020 - 09:40 PM, said:

You don't like 7-inning double headers?
It's an abomination.  As is the NL DH and especially starting extra innings with a runner on second.

Bush league crap.  All of it.
it the Cubs are 13-5.
I'm viewing it as 12-4-2.  It's pretty sad when adding the DH is only the 3rd biggest abomination of the season.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 09:11 AM

I love how MLB has blocked teams from retribution against the Asterisks, e.g. long suspension for Joe Kelly. Prop up the cheaters Manfred.
Oh and a nice touch giving them 10 games against the worst franchise in all of pro sports, the Mariners. That's by far the most against any opponent. That's a guaranteed 8 or 9 wins in a 60 games season (Asterisks are 23-2 vs. Seattle last 25 games). MLB obviously trying to help them get the division so it can be said "Look, they're just really good, they've won without cheating this year".

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 09:15 AM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 16 August 2020 - 09:11 AM, said:

I love how MLB has blocked teams from retribution against the Asterisks, e.g. long suspension for Joe Kelly. Prop up the cheaters Manfred.
Oh and a nice touch giving them 10 games against the worst franchise in all of pro sports, the Mariners. That's by far the most against any opponent. That's a guaranteed 8 or 9 wins in a 60 games season (Asterisks are 23-2 vs. Seattle last 25 games). MLB obviously trying to help them get the division so it can be said "Look, they're just really good, they've won without cheating this year".
All teams have 10 games against their divisional opponents.




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