Matthew

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  1. 1 hour ago, Brad said:

    And here I thought the Mets were bad!

    MLB Fielding Statistics

    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. 10 minutes ago, Brad said:

    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.


  3. 1 hour ago, Brad said:

    I can see the Marlins not playing until they test negative but the rest of the season? No. How does that make sense if they test negative?

    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.


  4. 1 hour ago, ghost of miles said:

    The Marlins' season has been "paused."  Washington Nationals had already voted as a team against traveling to Miami to play them.  

    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.


  5. This post has stuck with me for a long time and I have thought about it a lot over the years:

    JSngry 

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    posted May 02, 2001 01:50 AM 

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    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.


  6. 19 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

    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.