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Richie last won the day on July 8 2019

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About Richie

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    September Call Up
  • Birthday 02/01/1992

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    Grosse Pointe, Michigan

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
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    Jose Abreu
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    Eloy Jiminez
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    Konerko WS Game 2 Slam
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    Paul Konerko

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  1. Yeah, if there's not a season until mid-August. We have bigger problems than trying to open at the Field of Dreams.
  2. Richie

    If the season is lost, how will it affect players?

    I was thinking a lot about EE and how he might never a play a game in a White Sox uniform. It would definitely be bad for a team like the White Sox with a young, developing roster. I do not believe the season is entirely lost, though.
  3. "Not take lightly" and tanking your own economy (financially killing small business and working class people everywhere) is a big difference. There's a healthy middle ground. Yet, people took a HAMMER to the panic button.
  4. Nice straw man fallacy, AGAIN. Where did I complain about not watching sports? I am complaining about the economy tanking, people dependent on hourly wages not being able to pay bills and small businesses being pushed to the brink of ruin. Your penchant for dishonestly twisting words is off-putting. I guess I'm selfish because my cousin, the widowed vocal coach single mother of two - called me asking for a loan since she is horrified that she won't be able to pay her bills. Since her clients are deathly terrified of coming into the studio. I'm SUCH a piece of shit, since my buddies who are bartenders and/or own a restaurant are probably going to have to make that call to their family members soon. I can't afford to give that loan either. You know why? I'm a fitness/athletic trainer and I'm worried about my f'ing bottom line. My business has basically evaporated overnight. You are lucky to be so privileged that you (apparently) do not have to worry about these things. A LOT of the real world does. You agree with shutting down the nation, putting people in financial danger and tanking the economy (even if only temporarily). That is the definition of "PANIC". Well, that raises herd immunity, which right now is non-existent for COVID -19 Yet, the flu is still more deadly and prevalent. Again, nobody is saying that measures should not be taken. Also, this isnt the flu. Never said it was. Nice straw man. You seriously need to tune-up your debate skills. It's definitely not the flu. Influenza has been a way bigger problem, for waaaaayyyy more years. It's also a lot more likely to kill you. You think I'm crying over "baseball being gone". That's how utterly and totally dense you are.
  5. Not at all. Doctors in hospitals all over the country have been briefed on a daily basis on this topic for a long time and believe it to be a MASSIVE overreaction. Leaders and people in power (who wish to keep power) make political decisions to calm the masses when they panic. They are reacting to us. They don't have a choice. You're losing your mind - so they'll play it extremely safe to appease you. And no one is saying that there shouldn't be measures taken. However, shutting down the country is an f'ing joke.
  6. Right... Panic, panic, panic. There is a huge difference between advising for preventative measures (I absolutely agree with being careful) and HALTING THE WORLD. Small businesses and many of those dependent on hourly wages will be murdered by what is taking place. And it wasn't necessary.
  7. Nice strawman fallacy. The point is - Why do you suddenly feel the need to shutdown the world over this and not... something like influenza? Which spreads to all corners of the country, infects and kills so many more than this on an annual basis? This is despite the fact that we have a vaccination for the flu. WHICH ONLY 37% of Americans even bother to take annually. Old people and other vulnerable populations are ALWAYS at risk. For EVERYTHING. CONVID-19 is NOT unique in that regard. The H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak? Sixty million Americans infected, 300,000 hospitalized. It claimed an estimated 12,000 American lives. Did we halt the world? No. 1,600 have been hospitalized for Coronavirus in the US. 37 dead. WE HAVE HALTED THE WORLD. The difference between 2009 and 2020? Social media controls all of our information and is in our face 24 hours a day in the palm of our hands. Allowing you and the other herds of the masses to be totally sucked into this "PANIC! PANIC! PANIC!" mentality. I have two MD's in my family who are laughing at how absurd this all is. "Oh, no! Tom Hanks has it! Well, let's shutdown everything!". This is all a perfect representation of where we are at as a society. Sincerely, one day we will look back on this and hopefully learn something. This is preposterous.
  8. My lord... people need to relax. It's f'ing pneumonia. Not the black plague. Even IF you contract it (quite the slim chance) you'll be healthy in a couple of weeks unless you have pre-existing respiratory conditions.
  9. This week has been one massive overreaction. Everyone will feel stupid in a couple of weeks and the season will open up mid April. None of this was necessary to begin with.
  10. Richie

    McCann Trade Speculation

    Well, technically, his value was at an all-time high around the ASB last season. Before he plummeted back to Earth - reverting back to the mean with horrible offensive output in the 2nd half. Other than that, I am not sure when else James McCann would have had value which would compare to this. McCann accumulated a higher WAR in the first half last season than he has in the rest of his career combined.
  11. Richie

    MLB considering no crowds allowed on Opening Day?

    All this article did was reinforce to me that this is pneumonia + media sensationalism. None of this (no vaccine yet, etc.) changes the fact that the virus simply isn't that threatening. It kills nobody under 50 in the western world and most reported deaths are, in fact, 80+. Only 40% of Americans get a flu shot. Yet, I'm supposed to turn my life on its head because this less threatening virus doesn't (yet) have a vaccine?
  12. Richie

    MLB considering no crowds allowed on Opening Day?

    This thing is less threatening than a bad flu season and it has people turning their lives upside down. Absolutely unbelievable. The media should be ashamed of themselves. This is hurting people businesses/lives.
  13. Richie

    The Ringer loves the White Sox: Two Articles

    I don't disagree with him about Madrigal. In order for Madrigal to be a "star" he would have to hit a near Tony Gwynn like clip. That's just not a likely outcome. I will be quite happy if Madrigal can produce a 2.5-3.0 WAR most years while being exceptional defensively. We don't need every single one of our young prospects to be superstars. World Series contenders need their stapled role players too.
  14. Richie

    Is EE toast?

    The back soreness combined with this start is discouraging. However, it's March 8th, so mark me down as not being worried yet.