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  1. Alcohol&Overcalls

    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    His shit really plays up when you're down a half dozen - we are truly ahead of the curve in getting the most out of our guys
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    Our ace is on the mound, almost assured to keep em under 13 tonight
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    Straight up 8th Amendment violation
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    View: https://youtu.be/zjedLeVGcfE
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    Another positive to no crowd: listening to Godley grunt out 88mph
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    Well they say you spend the first third of the season figuring out what you've got, we just figured it out in the first 4 games
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    What if They Gave a Ballgame and Nobody Came?

    "From a team standpoint, this is just demoralizing" says Red Sox employee Jerry Remy
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    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    Right, and he's FAR exceeded that $35mil/yr value through his career so far, even with our hand-wringing in this thread about defense or 'only' being a top-10 offensive player. If he continues to exceed $35 mil in value the first half of the contract, then the back half is likely still worth it...
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    Rosenthal: Mookie and LAD in agreement: 12/$365

    Well, the best data we have indicates otherwise - and even if you want to take out the 10-WAR MVP season and put him at his usual 6, you'd need to assume $/WAR of $6 million to make him "not worth" the money ... and $/WAR has been above that level since 2011. You can argue about the...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Dude hit the most incredible ratio in history too - seems "Pele of getting ratio'ed" would fit that dogshit bio well
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I think your edit is exactly correct, which is my bad for sure. My point was entirely the bolded, so it looks like we were in vehement agreement.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I promise I was asking in good faith - and I do appreciate the last sentence there, that was the missing piece, as my impression was you were saying "damn the CBA, that can't/shouldn't be enforced because it limits ownership control," something that is more or less implicit in a CBA by its very...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Remember that the specific comment I replied to questioned whether the CBA could be enforced at all - and my "it would be a huge problem ..." was about necessity of fighting breaches (by either side), i.e. enforcement. Of course the 'answer' is suit for breach (or whatever alternative remedy the...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Compliance and enforceability are two totally different things - I agree we don't know whether management complied with the terms (we also don't know the terms) but that's not DJBMHR's argument at all, which is why I asked that specific question.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Why wouldn't it be enforceable? We're talking about a binding contract entered into by sophisticated parties - it would be a huge problem if the owners of a lifestyle website can ignore freely-negotiated contract terms simply because they don't like it, or it doesn't make them enough money...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I appreciate the detailed response - we might not bridge the gap but we're certainly better off for having the discussion either way. And my comment wasn't meant as a dagger - my genuine impression from your past posts was that you worked in investments in some way. My apologies for making...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Fair enough - and I'll agree that over the last 24 hours, the Ringer sure has posted more. But my larger point is, why would the relevant criteria be "Whether the new owners, with a history of annihilating websites' business models in exchange for a low-budget clickbait ad model, with mixed...
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    Deadspin is Burning

    Can you compare, for example, income and profit for Ringer vs. Deadspin before Deadspin's current ownership made their requested changes? Because if you can't, you're making some very wild assumptions about what is "commercially viable" and what indicates failure.
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    Deadspin is Burning

    I thought this was the most bizarre labor view I had ever read on this site, until ... ... c'mon man. "The people on the streets" don't invest capital in any meaningful way, and unrestricted ability to run invested capital "the way they see fit" has more or less created the complete quagmire...
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    New and Improved--Pablo Sandoval, 3B

    I think the emphasis was on the threat more than the ability, without putting words into Sampo's mouth - leverage doesn't require you to be right, legally-speaking, just plausible enough to cajole action.