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  1. MLB Season 2020

    And a lot of it goes back to Kapler, he's so in love with analytics, moving players around so that they wind up out of position or playing positions they're not familiar with, and so they do terrible. I could go on and on, but he's not totally to blame, the Giants front office is driving all of this, and I'm not all that keen on Farhan Zaidi either. Both Kapler & Zaidi need to get their heads out of a computer and look at players, not rely on stats all the time.
  2. MLB Season 2020

    Two San Francisco Giants facts beyond doubt: 1. The Giants defense is abysmal! 2. Gabe Kapler is a terrible manager.
  3. MLB Season 2020

    We're less than two weeks in the season and it's already been so freakin' weird...
  4. Now reading...

    Culling books is important. I was asked recently to go through the books in a monastic library, and in a couple of days, over 3,000 useless books were gone (I found a good home for them, and not the dumpster!). No reason to keep something that's not going to be read.
  5. MLB Season 2020

    If a third team gets hit by Friday, it's over. MLB might get by with two teams out, but a third one? It gets shut down quick.
  6. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    It seems so basic, no large gatherings at this point, but.... you know the rest.
  7. John Lee Hooker: On The Waterfront
  8. Does "Morning Glory" count?
  9. Barry Adamson: The Negro Inside Me
  10. MLB Season 2020

    At least the Giants game is on tonight
  11. MLB Season 2020

    How many games will get canceled until they test negative? At some point the Marlins season is lost and they become just an opponent to get tv ratings. There should be some sense of the integrity of the game, but money usually overcomes that concern very easily.
  12. MLB Season 2020

    How can MLB justify the Marlins playing in the next two weeks? Just take the Marlins' games off the board for the rest of the season. Though that causes all kinds of problems.
  13. MLB Season 2020

    At the very least, this shows how fast the virus can go through a team, the NBA has to be very concerned as they open this week.
  14. MLB Season 2020

    Just when I think MLB leadership can't get worse, the players decided to play by group text.
  15. MLB Season 2020

    Yeah, we can see how fast this can spread throughout a team, and how hard it is for players to be safe. Fun while it lasted.
  16. Favorite Organissimo Posts Through The Years

    This post has stuck with me for a long time and I have thought about it a lot over the years: JSngry Member Member # 1611 posted May 02, 2001 01:50 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the most, if not THE most, revealing insights into Lester's psyche is a story told by Lester to Nat Hentoff. It seems that when Lester was a child, in the South, he had occasion to attend a tent-style Revival meeting held by an itenerant evangelist. Lester said that he was deeply moved by the preacher's message and was totally filled with the spirit. He decided to commit, and when the minister called for all who wanted to be saved to come to "The Mourner's Bench" (I believe that that is the term he used), Lester eagerly went forward, because the preacher had stressed, and Lester truly believed, that that was the ONLY way to avoid the eternal wrath of God, only to find out, when he got there, that The Mourner's Bench, the one and only way to salvation, was reserved for whites only.... This happened to him when he was a child.
  17. MLB Season 2020

    Not surprised at all about the positive tests, watching just the Giants & Dodgers, there is not too much social distancing going on with the players. Unless there's a major behavior change with the players, I don't see how the season survives, nor any sport for that matter. I'd hate to see no sports as I've enjoyed the return of baseball more than I thought I would.
  18. Olivia de Havilland, 1916-2020

    Too bad, she was a joy in The Adventures of Robin Hood. RIP
  19. Now reading...

    Jayber Crow: A Novel. Starting on Wendell Berry's Port William novels.
  20. MLB Season 2020

    Don't you mean Diaz Vu? Ha!!!! I crack myself up!
  21. MLB Season 2020

    Can't believe how bad the Giants looked last night, the Dodgers didn't even break a sweat in a 8-1 victory. Dodgers are going to be hard to beat this year.
  22. The Boy Who Found Gold. A documentary on Fr. William Hart McNichols, who is a Catholic priest and also one of America's preeminent icon writers. Very interesting, clearly a person who is very spiritual and a great artist. Watched on Amazon Prime.