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    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    Adolfo? That is hardly fair. BJBSJ is clearly Adam Jones.
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    Stan Papi, because even as a callow youth, I knew that Bill Lee was a much better ballplayer. I really didn't hate him as much as the front office that decided he was worth starting 27 games for the Red Sox. But as for Marc Sullivan, I could dislike him and management at the same time because...
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    12/18 - Celtics @ Mavs

    Yes, but that was a home game for the Celtics.
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    IPhone for kids for apps only

    I would recommend the iPod Touch as well, with the caveat that you can still use it for messaging and FaceTime over wifi with other Apple products--you might need to use the parental controls to limit that activity.
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    Red Claws Game Thread (2019-20)

    (also formerly FSN, Fox Sports Net , and SportsChannel)
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    Steven Wright released

    Ryan Feierabend threw a few innings, ineffectively, last season, for the Blue Jays. (He spent most of his time in AAA ball, giving up 47 runs in 68.1 innings.) I would say the best chance for an MLB knuckleballer next year is Mickey Jannis, who had a great season at AA (but two awful starts at...
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    2019 FIBA World Cup

    Mayhem involving old friends Semih Erden and Nenad Krstic!
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    NBA over/under

    Those numbers are low on the whole by 14 wins (total to 1216, versus 1230 games to be won over the course of the season).
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    Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and picks

    Miami has literally no picks to trade right now. They have traded away all of their second-round picks from 2020 through 2027, their 2021 first-round pick (to OKC) and their 2023 first-round pick (to OKC via LAC), but protected in a way that it could convey in 2024, 2025, or 2026. So, if...
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    Yabu's last dance

    I misread the provision--they do indeed have the choice for cap purposes.
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    Yabu's last dance

    He is going to be stretched because the CBA calls for it. If a team waives a player between July 1 and August 31, the salary is automatically stretched over twice the remaining contract plus one year, not just for cap purposes but also for purposes of paying out the actual funds. Link to...
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    Enes Kanter to Boston

    In OKC, Kantar turned his teammates--except, notably, for Durant--onto halal food. The best halal food on the road? Boston. The worst, Sacramento.
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    Small Countries Still Allowed...For Now. 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Qualifying

    The Red Imps were the tem that beat Celtic in the first leg of Champions League qualifying in July 2016.
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Yes, it's just plain awful that the bullpen (I am excluding Johnson because he was a starter called up for emergency duty) gave up 2 runs in 11 innings. Or,. you could say that thy gave up 1 run in the 4 innings of regulation baseball. That's not spectacular, but it is very good. A team with a...
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    That reminds me--I need to go back at the last few RTM columns to see which managers got fired during the respective seasons.