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    Playoff Pairings Are A Joke!!!

    An expansion of the playoffs and opponent selection show was reported for after the new CBA (in February, pre-COVID). https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-playoff-expansion-proposal-includes-more-teams-and-new-wrinkle-on-matchups-report-says/ When the current year expansion was discussed, I heard it mentioned as part of the reporting before the format was finalized. This would have been a perfect year to try it, players would be much more amenable to agreeing to a temporary change. Players will want compensation/ concessions for permanent 2022 forward implementation. im against playoff expansion, as it cheapens the season even further, but the opponent selection is the one aspect I do support. No other sport has this, and it would bring a lot of attention to the sport for general sport fans.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    One of you tech gurus, please make a gif of that slide. Thanks in advance.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Sliding 10 feet before the bag. 😄
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    I want 9-1 Cishek 9th inning time today, keep pouring it on boys!
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    No Mazara or Parrot = Good for Sox. No Nick Cave for Twins = Good for Sox. Porn mustache over 70 in the third = Good for Sox.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Why wasn’t Jimenez helping in that one?
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Missed the target bad there, fortunate on that AB.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Gas
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    That’s a double with Mazara in Right.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Oh crap, now Parrot is up. NOT!!!
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Let’s knock this fool out and keep burning the bullpen for this series and beyond.
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    Playoff Pairings Are A Joke!!!

    There was talk of the three division winners having a live televised draft of their opponent, would have made for compelling television and would have given an actual advantage to finishing with the top records in the league. In a season of vast one time changes, not making this one was dumb on all accounts. Plus the added grudge for both teams and fans for being selected as an opponent, as if you were the weakest team.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Kenny and Hahn likely got really excited about the 505 foot home run. The reason we traded a second round pick for Mazara, Home Run courtesy of Reynaldo Lopez. Joe Borchard also hit one really far that one time. Kenny's Number 1 pick in 2000. Joe finished his career with a negative WAR (-1.5). Mazara's is positive for now (1.1, though -0.2 with the White Sox), hopefully he won't get enough playing time to turn negative before leaving.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Why, is Javier Vazquez not available? Actually Javier finished with a much better career, 43.4 WAR vs. 30.7 for Shields.
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    Richard Dotson, DNA, Unknown Father

    Dotson was my favorite pitcher on the 1983 team, second to Wilbur Wood all-time. I heard about this the other day on a show I can’t recall at the moment, will try to find more on a website I can access.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    No breaking news, but he did speak highly of Dylan Cease, contrasting a few comments noted in the game thread yesterday. He stated he is performing well, especially in light of his relative inexperience. Jason B on now, both stated they would vote Anderson over Abreu as their top AL MVP vote. Jason’s answer to Parkins question regarding Eloy’s difficulties in LF brought up his physical limitations, and Parkins’ follow up was, “So you’re saying Eloy is like you out there.”
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    No Nick Cave = 😁
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    Time to pull out the Ray Rayner White Sox/Cubs Helmet

    These are the types of people we all strive to avoid, be it in discussions involving politics, sports, religion or other topics of grief and arguments. I hope you can avoid these types in the future. Peace
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    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!

    Yes, nice for Ricky to continue to give credit to his players, while at the same time Engel stating the facts and giving credit Ricky for his call to swing away. You can see the mutual love between players and manager, which regardless of decisions, is helping the team to play together, never quit and have each others backs. https://www.si.com/mlb/whitesox/games/from-the-locker-room-adam-engel-dekes-his-way-to-a-white-sox-win Manager Ricky Renteria fully credited Adam Engel for seeing the "wheel" play in motion (the shortstop shifting over to cover third base on a bunt as the third baseman charges in, second baseman to first in the same manner) and executing a perfect fake bunt and grounder up the middle to bring home Yoán Moncada with the White Sox's second run. Engel, however, disagreed. "Before the at-bat, Ricky told me if the middle infielders vacate, pull back and swing and try to hit it up the middle," Engel said postgame. "After the first pitch, I saw the shortstop vacated, and tried to hit a ground ball up the middle." And no, pulling the back back from a bunt is not something Engel admits to practicing.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    This should be their every game Giolito / Dunning start lineup, flip McCann (most games) with Grandal (all games) for the other three starters. Been calling for this for a few weeks now. The only tweak would be flipping Robert with McCann, to give him a little more protection than Engel will provide. Still better protection than Mazara, who batted behind Robert for most of the season except when Robert subbed for the injured Anderson at the top of the lineup.
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    Sox playoff chances sit at 100%, 3rd in AL for WS odds

    Yes, other teams have the same issue, but would prefer a 2-3-2 format, games followed by a day off, same as with travel. I can see the players wanting to get out of the bubble ASAP and agreeing to this. Will be tempting using Keuchel or Giolito on short rest, but would prefer regular rest especially in this weird year.
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    Time to pull out the Ray Rayner White Sox/Cubs Helmet

    Who are you rooting for tonight at Wrigley? Not suggesting people should become Cub fans beyond Thursday, just stating it is in the White Sox' vested interest for the Cubs to beat Cleveland. I personally don't take any joy in the Cubs winning or losing. Sure we all know a few douchebag fans that are obnoxious, but there are also solid baseball fans among lifelong fans that are Cub fans, and I was happy for them in 2016, even though I wanted Cleveland to win (usually root for the American League team regardless in the World Series, unless the Expos (hate the Nationals) or Mets were in the World Series).
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    MLB playoff roster updates

    I agree. Lopez looked good last time out, and the White Sox have a vested interest in turning him around. Not to say he should be starting in the playoffs, but Lopez should get another look vs. Cincinnati this weekend.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Stone with Laurence Holmes on the Score now.
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    Do you keep playing EE or Mazara?

    If you bring up Collins, for either of these two garbage acquisitions, you can rotate Grandal (95% playing time), Abreu (95% playing time) and McCann (60% playing time), eliminating the need to play Parrot. The Sox play Engel more, or even Dyson, in place of Mazara.
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