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    All-Time Favorite Baseball Teams that Weren't Your Team

    I'm a Tigers fan first, but I've been in Boston 26 years now (more than 1/2 my life) and I was here a lot as a kid visiting my many relatives so the Red Sox have always been y #2 and at this point I've seen more Sox games than Tiger games, so I can't really use either team here (if I did, my...
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    All-Time Favorite Baseball Teams that Weren't Your Team

    He also became a bit of a cult hero that summer during the Pete Rose hit countdown because of David Letterman's "Race to 4192" Biancalana vs. Rose gag.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    I'd add that there are 12 2nd basemen in the Hall with a lower JAWS than Whitaker. He really got a short shrift.
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    2020 MLB Hall of Fame News and Notes

    Same argument should have put Whitaker (and Grich) in the Hall. Both have higher JAWS than Biggio and Alomar. Every player above either of them is in the Hall or will be (Cano). Re: Simmons -- I'm just old enough (49) to remember him as a Cardinal, though not old enough to remember his best...
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    College Football Week 12 Game Thread

    Terre Haute? The Indiana State Sycamores are currently 4-7 and are 8th or 9th in the Missouri Valley Conference. Not sure they'd be complaining about the 7th best record in college football...
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    Astros Ass't GM Brandon Taubman: Asshole (and Now He Is a Fired Asshole)

    She'd be taking a more principled stand if she wasn't also accepting quite a pretty penny to shill for the team that acquired Aroldis Chapman not once, but twice. Conceding that every team in major league professional sports has signed its share of shitbags despite knowing all their baggage, and...
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    Deep Thoughts-Skiing 2018-19

    I grew up in Michigan. Mt. Brighton makes Wachusett look like Revelstoke.
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    Issues Signing into SoSH

    On my iPhone for the last few days, I've had to log in every time I get on SoSH via the website (I haven't been using the mobile app because it takes up too much data space). I get booted out every time I leave the site -- whether it's because I go to a different site or I close Safari. This...
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    Have you ever seen an MLB no-hitter in person? (If not, how close have you come?)

    I forgot Lisa Loeb was one of the acts. She was awful.
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    Have you ever seen an MLB no-hitter in person? (If not, how close have you come?)

    Turned down my cousin's extra ticket to what turned out to be Derek Lowe's no-hitter. Midnight Oil was playing a free show that afternoon at the Hatch Shell, I'd always liked them but I've never seen them live before and I figured I wouldn't miss much vs. Tampa so why not catch the show instead...
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    Who has seen a triple play?

    I was also at the game in '94 with Val's unassisted triple play (and A-Rod's debut). It was a Friday night. I remember it happening too quick to process and then when everyone came off the field, I was skeptical of what I just saw. There had only been 9 unassisted triple plays in history at that...
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    Yup. A lot of people really do fanboy. A good friend of mine is a sensitive Jewish guy who lived in Boston as a kid then went to HS in Manhattan before coming back for college and somehow he thinks he's Sully from Southie. He listens to 'EEI all day, he thinks Callahan is the greatest sports...
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    West Ham: Where playing defense was retired in tribute to Bobby Moore

    Moyes it is. This is kind of like if, in 1999, the Patriots -- after firing Pete Carroll -- had settled on Rich Kotite (not that Bill Belichick is out there and not that they have the Krafts as owners). But all he has to do is get them to avoid relegation. They're not without talent, though the...
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    Aaron Hernandez: Had Advanced CTE - NEP Sued

    How is rooting for AH's daughter rooting for him? He's dead and has nothing personal to gain from this.
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    The 16 Most Important People in the Patriots' Dynasty

    Both guys were clutch postseason performers (in addition to getting knocked unconscious vs. Buffalo in the regular season, Patten had huge TD catches in both the AFCC and the SB that year). I loved Givens too. I was sad to see him go.