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    The Beer Thread

    Tip for those of you just discovering Zombie Dust: check the bottling date. That beer drops off faster than just about any other beer. It's not the same 4 weeks after bottling as it is fresh. Still good, but not as epic. Toppling Goliath had this issue (and didn't seem to get it) when they started shipping Pseudo Sue to Chicago. A lot of it was 2-3 months old and people didn't understand what all the hype was about once they actually tried it. Completely different animal when fresh. Fresh Sue is amazing. Which, in a nutshell, is the embarrassment of riches in Chicago. You can regularly find pale ales and IPAs that have been canned in the last 7-10 days from the likes of Mikerphone, Phase Three, etc, and even picking stuff up from the dojo at Pipeworks. That said, some of the unfiltered IPAs actually could use a little more time. I find a lot of the stuff from Hop Butcher to have too much hop burn when fresh and really hits a sweet spot 2-3 weeks out.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Damn Chinese bats need to practice better social distancing!
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    Is EE toast?

    This from a guy who, when questioned about the quality of his reporting from ST said :
  4. Stop making so damn much sense. That’s clearly not allowed here.
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    Abreu Signs 3/$50M Extension

    Okay, screw it. I’ve changed my mind - Abreu’s extension makes total sense. Eloy convinced me.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    Means nothing relative to baseball. I know plenty of people who are great in the community or with their family and are complete assholes at work.
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    Most Memorable Sox Game You've Attended?

    8/10/90 - the most improbable thing I've ever witnessed in my life: Grebeck and Guillen go back-to-back off of Nolan.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    TA has swag. Puig is just an ass. There’s a difference.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    And Taco Bell sent cash back in the deal
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    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    Nothing screams “WS here we come!” like having a player who’s “handy and cheap”
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    Opening Day 26 Man Roster Discussion

    Hadn't really thought hard about it until I saw it in writing here, but Collins serves absolutely no purpose at all on this roster. Among EE, Jose, Grandal, McCann, Mazara, and Eloy they've already got six guys who can DH at times, 2 Cs, and three at 1B. Roster spot would be better spent on a guy like Holt who could provide solid fill in around the diamond when someone inevitably goes down for a few weeks.
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    Goose Island Sox Golden Ale

    Absolutely. Cafe Deth on the other hand ...... 🤤 Bastard
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    Goose Island Sox Golden Ale

    Yep. Goose Island is good at making mediocre beers. Outside of Bourbon Cty, and frankly Rev is kicking BCty's ass right now. If anyone is looking for a year-round local to replace honkers there's WAY better offerings from Rev, Pipeworks, and Half Acre Lots of sours beyond the Belgians. Upland is getting good distro and check out Off Color if you haven't. They make great Gose's and Berliner Weisse's. For you lager folks, I'd skip Cross of Gold. It's a more hoppy American lager. Look to Metropolitan as they're bucking the trend and their whole lineup is lagers. And even more so look at Dovetail. Dovetail's helles lager is killer.
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    Yeah, I'm not sure what to think. On one hand, Slate is not know for being a stalwart of great journalism, but on the other hand cops in local Florida jurisdictions haven't exactly shown to be unbiased when it comes to athletes.
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    I keep wondering if DBo is going to get any uncomfortable questions about that Slate/Mets article or if the Sox will even have him there.