Baseball’s back

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Not a huge baseball guy but it's great to see American sports back on TV again, ridiculous that ESPN was showing esports and Korean baseball. Completely surreal to see the empty stadiums though.

Who's going to win the World Series this year? Will the season even be completed? Will MLB and the NBA be able to stop the spread of the virus? Will Anthony Fauci get the Cy Young award for his great pitching? Will other leagues like the NFL (RIP college football, definitely not happening this fall) be able to play?

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Jul 26, 2020

I am glad it is back and I do not care very much at all that fans are not in stadiums. I would like to see the Mets win the WS but my guess would be that the Dodgers will win it. The Mets have a terrific lineup but losing Syndergaard and Stroman reduces their chances of winning.

Jul 26, 2020

WS: Yankees over Nats. A couple NL teams have a shot though- Brewers and Cards could take the pennant. I agree, real nice to see American sports back on TV and the broadcasts are doing a better job with the fake crowd audio than I thought they would.

Jul 26, 2020

Astros, Yankees, Nats, Dodgers all looking great. Would be nice to see some smaller markets get into the mix.

Jul 27, 2020

Routing for the Braves and think they'll have a good shot with their lineup as long as their pitching takes a step forward. That said it will be tough to be the Dodgers this year but anything can happen in a 3-game series.

Nats still have the pitching but have you seen that lineup? Pretty terrible without Soto and Rendon.

MLB.TV is like $60 for the season, which seems worth it. I grabbed it, has some dumb blackout rules but pretty easy to flip any game on any device.

Jul 28, 2020

Folty just got DFA'd. Hopefully our pitching can step up or it's gonna be bumpy. Offense looks ridiculous especially if Dansby can start producing at the end of the lineup.

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Jul 28, 2020

Yeah, not worried about the lineup. The staff makes me a little nervous though, we need guys to step up quick - tonight will be big.

It was rough to watch Folty pumping 90, maybe he can turn it around like last year but doesn't look great. I say just keep throwing these young guys out there and see who sticks, they all have talent..

Jul 28, 2020

I heard his FB dropped by like 5mph.

Jul 28, 2020

Great offense but the pitching is a shit show

Jul 27, 2020

today is a good day

Baltimore is atop the AL East

that may be the only time I get to say this all year

today is a good day

Jul 27, 2020

love to see another O's fan on here... patiently waiting for when our time will come again! at least our football's pulling through for us now

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Jul 28, 2020

If we stop the season now, Baltimore wins the division. Who would have thought that this would be possible?

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Jul 28, 2020

dawg are you from baltimore?

i only ask because i am

Jul 28, 2020

I am not, mid-atlantic though, entire family are baltimore fans for baseball, football we're all over the place

what're things like currently? I used to go annually for a game, but haven't been in 2 years

Jul 27, 2020

15 Marlins players tested positive... sorry to say it but baseball is gone (soon, at least).

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Jul 27, 2020

So fucking sad, but you're right. Just got the update about the Yanks game.

Jul 27, 2020

Apparently MLB is holding an emergency meeting today.

Jul 27, 2020

honored to have CRE respond to a post of mine :)

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Jul 27, 2020

How's that dick taste

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Jul 28, 2020

They need to get stricter with the protocol and they can start by having players sit in the stands instead of the dugouts

Jul 27, 2020

The MLB reeks of incompetence. Season will not be finished.

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Jul 27, 2020

This did not age well. They can take baseball from me but I legitimately NEED football.

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Jul 27, 2020

If the NFL season gets cancelled I'll be pissed. They make most of their money through TV contracts so they also don't have as much to lose as other sports from not having the stadiums filled

I'm a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there's more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

Jul 28, 2020

It is not looking too good for football either.

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Jul 28, 2020

Dude I feel. I love Sunday football. I'm scared for it though because a bunch of my team's key players just opted out. Idk what the situation is for other teams but at least for the Pats, they will be missing a bunch of key players who don't want to put themselves and their families at risk.

Jul 28, 2020

Oh no, not trending in the right direction. Please don't do this to us....

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29553630/mlb-p...

Jul 28, 2020

Only until Sunday

Jul 28, 2020

Yeah, hoping for no other big outbreaks. I thought this was why they have the "taxi squads" so they can continue on.

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Jul 28, 2020

I love talking about baseball. It is so much better than talking about what groups of people get screwed over by affirmative action

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Jul 28, 2020

Just wait. Some well-off white kid who played baseball in high school will complain that the league is giving poor kids from the Caribbean preferential treatment

I'm a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there's more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

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Jul 28, 2020

The difference is that baseball kids from the Carribean are objectively better than the white kid, but blacks and hispanics getting into college/jobs are objectively worse by every measured metric.

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Jul 28, 2020

I just want there to keep being games so we can stop talking about race and covid. just because I care about those things doesn't mean I want them to occupy 100% of my conversations. let's bullshit about how many degrees gerrit cole changed his delivery (I think he used to be 10 o clock, now he's a solid 10:45), do the math on how many dollars washington paid scherzer to lose opening day to new york, and if in fact, tim kurkjian can go 20 minutes without a voice crack filled bout of laughter

I love our national pastime. more than a lot of things.

Jul 28, 2020

Bad new about the marlins tho. I am worried how this will trickle to other teams. Up in NE, several key patriots players have opted out of the season including Hightower and Chung. Apparently they were on the fence and seeing how fast this can spread on a team really freaked them out, especially since Dont'a just had a kid and Chung is expecting. Couple others dropped too. Kinda scared that this just wont work...

As for world series predictions, I can guarantee that my red sox will not be going anywhere, so I project that one of the other teams will most likely win. Sox are gonna be absolute buh hole this year.

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Jul 28, 2020

Your pitching is pretty bad

Jul 28, 2020

Its atrocious

Jul 30, 2020

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Jul 30, 2020

I loved this breakdown, hilarious. Enjoy

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Jul 30, 2020

Good stuff!

Jul 30, 2020

Yeah, the suspension seems kind of harsh when considering that he did not hit anyone.

Jul 30, 2020

Two phillies people tested positive and now their games are postponed. Fuck!

Jul 31, 2020
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Jul 31, 2020