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Pitt the Elder

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Manny Ramirez just signed for the Sydney Blue Sox and my life just gained meaning.
That's pretty awesome. Given your handle, and I guess Aussie COVID status pending, I'm guessing you get to see a decent amount of games? If so, send us a scouting report.
 

SydneySox

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The Blue Sox play out in the middle of nowhere because the stadium is free. But it's a tough place to get to often. But yeah I'll be heading out to see Manny. I bet he'll be hustling down the baseline!
 

InsideTheParker

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A day late, but perhaps more meaningful because of the numbered jerseys, Oakland/Houston postpone their game.
“We felt like this message was bigger than missing another game to show support for our brothers, not only on our team but across the league as well to let them know we have their backs,” Astros outfielder Josh Reddick said.
https://www.boston.com/sports/mlb/2020/08/28/as-astros-protest
 

JimRiceHOFer

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Brock Holt signs with the Nationals

https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/brock-holt-signs-with-nationals

The Nationals signed do-it-all infielder-outfielder Brock Holt to a one-year contract on Saturday to add versatility to their lineup. He was released by the Brewers on Wednesday.

Washington has constructed its roster on flexibility. Holt, 32, has played all defensive positions except for pitcher and catcher over his nine-year career: second base (243), third base (140), left field (109), right field (81), shortstop (59), first base (36 games), center field (12) and designated hitter (nine).

Holt gives the Nats a sought-after left-handed bat. In 2019, he hit .297 with 77 hits, 31 RBIs and 14 doubles over 87 games in his seventh and final season with the Red Sox. Holt became the only player in Major League history to hit for the cycle in a playoff game during Game 3 of the 2018 American League Division Series against the Yankees. He won a World Series that season, and also was named an All-Star in '15.
 

Ford Frick's Asterisk

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Every time I see there's a new post in this thread I get my hopes up that the Indians have released Sandy Leon. He's currently batting .140, and just as soon as Austin Hedges shows he can put a ball in play, Leon becomes redundant.
 

edoug

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Jose Iglesias is having an unusual year.
 

Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

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Cheers to the writer of this scouting report.

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BROCKHOLT! pitching for the Nats. The scouting report TV infographic reads, “High pants. Solid mustache. Curveball 67 mph.”

The Brockstar looks like an extra from Everybody Wants Some!!
 

sean1562

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So that has to be a pretty impressive haul for those two guys on our end, no? Looking like an absolute win even if Pivetta is nothing but an occasional spot starter.
 

trekfan55

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This came on my facebook feed. Not sure it's true but took a screeshot. Incredibly cool if accurate

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InsideTheParker

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Sleepover at Mookie's house! [He bought Chip Kelly's former crib.]


Encino is not particularly close to Dodger Stadium, and not particularly close to the beach, and scorching hot. Other than that it's nice, I guess.
Gosh, looks like every one of the Property Bros. houses, but bigger.
The loathsome Manny Machado has a tacky, but fantastically situated home right on the water, with enormous views. Link on the Mookie page.
 

barbed wire Bob

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Sleepover at Mookie's house! [He bought Chip Kelly's former crib.]


Encino is not particularly close to Dodger Stadium, and not particularly close to the beach, and scorching hot. Other than that it's nice, I guess.

I’m not that impressed. The location isn’t ideal and for that kind of money he could have bought himself a nice beach house in Orange County, albeit with a longer commute.

Gosh, looks like every one of the Property Bros. houses, but bigger.
The loathsome Manny Machado has a tacky, but fantastically situated home right on the water, with enormous views. Link on the Mookie page.
The view is fantastic. It is tacky but I actually like it better the Mookie’s, mainly because of the location.
 

sean1562

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I’m not that impressed. The location isn’t ideal and for that kind of money he could have bought himself a nice beach house in Orange County, albeit with a longer commute.


The view is fantastic. It is tacky but I actually like it better the Mookie’s, mainly because of the location.
Yea the location seems weird, about an hour from Dodgers Stadium? Considering he can buy that house with less than a year's salary, he can always get a condo or something closer to the stadium if he wants something in the city. He has made $60 mil before his $365 mil deal even kicks in. Something tells me he will probably have more than one real estate property.