Our National Pastime

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I feel bad for the Dbacks players in 2030 who have to wear this Trump-era monstrosity for #throwbackthursday.

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Curt Schilling finally crossed the line that Disney couldn't take. FFS, you're working for Disney, which has been going to bat for LGBT issues and dealing with boycotts because of them before Will and Grace was on the air.
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It seems to me that it wasn't even crossing the line that got him canned. It was being a total dick about the internet criticism he received.
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After last year's suspensions, I'm pretty sure he was down to his last out. There was probably quite a bit of, "How can he get away with saying all that crap?" Also, he's only a passable analyst, so replacing him won't be that hard. I wonder if the fact that the folks he was brought on to attract (Boston fans) overlaps heavily with the people he repels (liberals, like folks from MA) means that he ended up being way to net negative. It's like hiring a former NASCAR driver to announce that does nothing but alienate conservatives.
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Baseball's audience currently skews white and old compared to NFL, so Schilling is probably fine for who is watching baseball now, but not for whom baseball and the Mouse want to be watching baseball.
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Taktix® wrote:Future libertarian:
It was still a new white ball. It's not like those are free you know. It's not like you could get more money for it because Rivera once touched it.
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Normally I'm not keen on the Rockies giving up hits (or games), but in this case I think everyone is okay with it.

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Now this is how you do a throwback game.
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Mo wrote:Now this is how you do a throwback game.
Throwback to 81?
Get the fuck off my lawn you punks.
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Warren wrote:
Mo wrote:Now this is how you do a throwback game.
Throwback to 81?
Get the fuck off my lawn you punks.
I think more than 35 years ago counts as a throwback.
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I wonder how many of either team's roster was, uh, alive in 1981.
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Highway wrote:
Warren wrote:
Mo wrote:Now this is how you do a throwback game.
Throwback to 81?
Get the fuck off my lawn you punks.
I think more than 35 years ago counts as a throwback.
This. If The Wonder Years was made today it would be set in 1996.
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Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.
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I made the mistake of caring about who won last night, so of course the Cubs lost. Dammit.
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The LORD is speaking to you Tim Tebow, He is telling you to become a paramedic.
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Hugh Akston wrote:The LORD is speaking to you Tim Tebow, He is telling you to become a paramedic.
One duck's amusing sports story is another constituency's miracle: http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/11/repor ... d-praying/

Though I suppose the people who believe Tebow can miraculously "heal" a seizure are probably the same people who don't believe modern medical norms like seizures passing after anywhere from 10 seconds to 5 minutes. Tebow is the Chris Angel of Faith Healers...
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Taktix® wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:The LORD is speaking to you Tim Tebow, He is telling you to become a paramedic.
One duck's amusing sports story is another constituency's miracle: http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/11/repor ... d-praying/

Though I suppose the people who believe Tebow can miraculously "heal" a seizure are probably the same people who don't believe modern medical norms like seizures passing after anywhere from 10 seconds to 5 minutes. Tebow is the Chris Angel of Faith Healers...
Tebow saved me from my seizure by snoring a little prayer in his sleep from all the way across the country.
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I've seen two commercials for California prop 61 during this Nats Dodgers game
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Dodgers win, Giants lose and I didn't have to use my AK. Yesterday was a good day.
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What a nightmare that game was. I think it ran nearly 5 hours. Didn't watch it but at the bar it was on and it just. kept. going.

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JasonL wrote:What a nightmare that game was. I think it ran nearly 5 hours. Didn't watch it but at the bar it was on and it just. kept. going.
I know. The duration was awful. The 7th inning alone was 1 hour and 7 minutes. The Nats went through 6 pitchers in that one inning.
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After reading about the rookie pitcher for the Indians, I wish I had watched the game. He sounds like he threw every pitch possible and threw them all well.
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We have a 75% chance of either the Cubs or Cleveland winning the World Series. That it isn't the biggest sports story in my life shows how nuts this election is.

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