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  1. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    The number of people defending all of this is amazing. There's a decent chance that it could be a reaction to a nut allergy, but why in the heck take a chance? or why would Disney not administer a Covid-19 test as a precaution? Most places, you can't even get into if you exhibit symptoms like she had. I guess The Mouse needs to be feed. At this point, it's just stupidity like this that keeps the numbers climbing.
  2. MLB Season 2020

    Buster Posey opts out of the season Adopted twins and wants to be safe. I would not be surprised to see him retire either before the 2021 season, or make that season the last. Posey is one of those athletes that doesn't seem to be scared of retirement. Matt Cain was like that also.
  3. MLB Season 2020

    Big Ten to play conference only games Just the start, when the Big Ten starts cutting games you might as well cancel the whole season. How fewer games is going to solve any virus issues is whistling in the dark. MLB & NBA thinks it can continue in its bubble, it doesn't seem workable to me.
  4. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    Boris Johnson is a badass now?
  5. MLB Season 2020

    I think what is bothering me is the attitude that the various sports seem to be taking -- they're young and in great shape, they won't die from it. It bugs me, young people, in great condition, have died from the virus. It all strikes me as playing with other peoples lives for money. Won't say more than that because that'll take me to one of the two topics that shall not be mentioned!
  6. MLB Season 2020

    All these athletes testing positive, I don't see how anything is going to get played the rest of the year. I wonder what the line is for these leagues to stop is? Ten percent positive? Someone winding up in the ICU? Dying? I get there is a ton of money and jobs involved, but at what cost?
  7. what are you drinking right now?

    Modelo Especial. One on my favorite beers.
  8. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    *Sigh* When you're young, you think you're indestructible, and anything "shocking" is funny.
  9. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    Thankfully, common sense prevailed and the meeting is delayed until better conditions come about.
  10. MLB Season 2020

    I think the Astros' front office needs to work on their ethics a little bit more...
  11. Eric Matthews: It's Heavy In Here
  12. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    The resentment is toward the leadership that is forcing the choice. It's a meeting with people coming from various western states, all with major upswings in the virus.
  13. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    I get why athletes are opting out of playing. I have to go to a mandatory meeting in three weeks (and I'm not confident that proper protocols will be followed), and I'm seriously thinking of opting out, even if it negatively effects my future. I think I can survive getting Covid-19, but there are people in my life that I know can't. I'm surprised at the resentment I feel having to make the decision.
  14. Now reading...

    I like Keller also, I found his book Preaching very good.
  15. 2020 MLB Season Poll

    I'm very close to this stage, any of these bs changes become permanent e.g., dh in the NL, starting runners on second, I'm gone.
  16. MLB Season 2020

    It would be great if some out-of-nowhere team like the Orioles got hot and won the whole thing. It's going to a strange season if it happens.
  17. MLB Season 2020

    2019 Baseball standing after 60 games
  18. 2020 MLB Season Poll

    MLB will force the start of the season despite infections, but Covid-19 will run rampant through the players at some point, and they'll have to shut down. I think MLB will be surprised by the lack of interest in baseball, their moment is gone, and the ratings will be in free fall for the next couple of seasons. I don't think any sport should start up, but money is money.
  19. MLB Season 2020

    Herb Washington, your time has finally come! His most famous moment:
  20. Support Your Local Sheriff. Just a fun movie.
  21. Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways Edit: Off my first listen, I have to admit that I'm underwhelmed by the album.
  22. Tommy Keene: You Hear Me - A Retrospective 1983 - 2009. A very good introduction to a vastly underrated artist.
  23. MLB Season 2020

    I have a feeling nothing is going to stop the SEC from playing football...