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  1. Leskanic's Thread

    Liverpool 2020-2021: John Henry Walks Alone

    Well, at least we can still enjoy some solid, fun football with positive and gut-punch-free results on the pitch...
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    New Euro Super league to be announced Sunday

    Is it too late to propose a change in the thread title to "European Super League: Grand Opening, Grand Closing"?
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    4/15- 1:10 PM ET @ MIN: Four wins in 72 hours

    Came here to say exactly this.
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    Julian Edelman released and announces retirement

    Amazing that you listed four insanely important high-profile playoff moments for him...and none were in the Super Bowl where he was named the MVP. Godspeed Edelman.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    I mean, separate from the stupid "cancel culture" nonsense...how weak is that joke pitch? "OK, so, you see, this guy is from Japan. Japan is in a continent called Asia. But there was a band of British white dudes that was also called Asia. Remember The 40-Year-Old Virgin, that movie that came...
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    4/6- 7:10 PM ET vs TB: One Good Turn

    Runner on second to start the inning? Great rule! Always loved it!
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    4/6- 7:10 PM ET vs TB: One Good Turn

    Just coming in to say good job by Manfred and the powers-that-be at MLB to find a way to extend extra-inning games. Really makes me feel like I'm getting value for my money!
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    MLB moving ASG out of Atlanta

    Guess he's not going to make that first pitch in Yankee Stadium this year? I'll echo the sentiment in here: I'm glad MLB did this. I respect the perspective that boycotting Georgia is only going to exacerbate problems for the people being targeted by these laws. But a major American...
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    Spring Training 2021

    As others have said, I checked out a lot on baseball last year -- there was the weight of everything else going on in the world combined with it being impossible to ignore how much it felt like only a facade of normalcy to play games in empty ballparks. In a time when so much denial ran rampant...
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    LeBron James to join FSG as full partner and become part owner of the Red Sox(among other FSG entities)

    I think that's misreading the article -- which I bring up only because I was looking for this answer earlier today. A longer quote from the article with emphasis added: Seems like RedBird Capital Partners is the one with the third largest interest -- and Lebron is merely another partner...
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    Mets Behaving Badly

    An insightful question -- and hopefully highlights a mistake that won't be made again in any organizations future hiring process: View: https://twitter.com/HannahRKeyser/status/1351642801482702851 Hannah Keyser @HannahRKeyser Sandy Alderson said they got all glowing reviews of character in...
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    2021 BBHoF Ballot

    I'm confused about what the second part means. Is that actually a reason he gave to not vote for Manny? Because he was on the Dodger team whose winning led to another team firing people? Or am I misremembering the story? I'll tell you who wasn't the best free agent signing: Jay Payton.
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    Theo Epstein steps down as Cubs' Head of Baseball Ops

    I assumed it was a Schilling reference.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    A WWE-endorsed Vince McMahon documentary is another in a long line of things where my ability to handle it (and, in this case, likely enjoy it) depends dramatically on the results of next Tuesday.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    But Dave Roberts also has good experiences with someone winking at him in the dugout and knowing what that meant right there.
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    David Price wins the World Series!

    If J.D. Drew earned his entire contract with the Sox with his grand slam against Cleveland in '07, Price earned his with the way he pitched in the final six games of the 2018 season. No disrespect to Steve Pearce, but Price should have at least been co-MVP of that World Series. I shouldn't be...
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    The Ringer

    This is amazing. It really gets into why, as much as I can sometimes enjoy the format of the show, I'll just never be in love with this podcast. Lincoln is good, but I'm fine with the pushback on it being a great movie. Luckily, Spielberg has Bridge of Spies to get him into the 2010s for that...
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    2020 WS: Dodgers vs. Rays

    Not the good Sox fan in question, but...my theory has always been that the Red Sox, even in down years, benefit from the tourism factor. There are people who visit Boston during baseball season and have "see Fenway Park" on their must-do list. It's an historic place and has an allure for people...
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    One of many quirks about the team that's burned in my memory is how Pokey would field a ball at second, and then immediately transfer it to his throwing hand and hold it out as if in mid-motion until the first baseman was ready to receive it. It was when he was holding the ball out that I felt...