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About hogan873

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  1. hogan873


    So, who will be sober enough to play in game 2?
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    Today is Clinch Day… Date Yourself

    Lotta young folks on this site. I feel old now.
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    Today is Clinch Day… Date Yourself

    In 2008, I was a 35 year old father of three young kids (all under 8). Now I'm a 48 year old father of two college kids and a junior in high school...and a pug.
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    The demise of the 2021 White Sox

    This team was great when facing adversity - the lengthy losses of Eloy and Robert, Grandal being out for an extended period, Madrigal going down for the year. Now, with Eloy, Robert, and Grandal back, the additions of Tepera, Hernandez, and Kimbrel (on paper, all good additions), the team is struggling. That's quite frustrating. But, even if they play okay for the rest of the season, they're going to win 90+ games and win the division handily. That's something that many of us thought not likely, especially after losing Robert and Madrigal. I'm not saying we should take it easy on these guys. They need to get their shit together by the time the playoffs start. If they go into the playoffs playing like they are now (lifeless, sloppy baseball), they will exit quickly. I'll be more optimistic and believe they'll play good baseball come playoff time. But if a quick exit happens, it'll be really easy to look back at the last 50 or so games of the season and say we saw it coming from miles away.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, and they usually stink. An opinion is not science. An opinion does not trump science. The science, the research, and the damn results prove that the vaccines work. Anti-vaxxers saying they need more information or need to some research for themselves are full of shit. I don't want to hear from anti-vaxxers. They are selfish, ignorant people who are literally causing this pandemic to continue rolling. And that's NOT an opinion. That's a fact.
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    9/15 GT: Angels @ White Sox, 7:10

    When Yoan hits it just right, the ball explodes off his bat.
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    I would believe it was more a pitch count decision. Plus, he labored a bit in the 4th. If he gets out of the 4th as easy as the other innings, he probably would have at least started the 5th.
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    9/14 GT: Angels @ White Sox, 7:10

    What a catch! But holy shit I thought he hurt himself again.
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    GT 9/12: Red Sox @ White Sox

    Not shocked. Not surprised. Totally expected.
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    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    Kopech looked magnificent.
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    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    I don’t doubt that Grandal was hurting before he went down with the knee injury. This is what a healthy Grandal looks like.
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    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    Best bat drop in baseball.
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    What Should They Do with AV?

    He's a rookie who, as others have mentioned, may be hitting that wall physically. Give him some rest, limit his exposure to RH pitchers, and keep him fresh for the playoffs. This kid is part of the future of the team. He has work to do to improve, especially against RH pitchers. There is plenty of time for that in the off season and spring training next year. For the near term, some rest and specific starts and plate appearances.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    “The messaging over the last month in the U.S. has basically served to terrify the vaccinated and make unvaccinated eligible adults doubt the effectiveness of the vaccines.” Neither of those views is warranted. The last part of the article, copied above, is what's the most frustrating. Turn on the news, scroll Facebook and Twitter, browse the Yahoo news feed...through all of it you'll find enough articles, opinions, and "studies" to do exactly what is stated. "We're not safe, even though we're vaccinated." "Everyone is going to catch COVID eventually." "Vaccinated people are still being hospitalized." YOU'RE NEXT! Personally I'm not worried. I do wear a mask when indoors in a public place, but I didn't until the mandate was brought back. We started weekly testing at work for everyone, vaccinated or not. My first test was negative, as I assumed it would be. But there was a small doubt in the back of my mind that I might have it and show no symptoms. I'll keep doing what I need to do to stay safe, but I'm not going to live in fear. It's hard, though, when everywhere you turn the bad news is streaming.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    The vast majority of vaccinated people who do get COVID have mild symptoms at worst. There will always be the rare case where a vaccinated person has severe symptoms and requires hospitalization. But to say more and more vaccinated people are experiencing severe symptoms is inaccurate. Unvaccinated people are 29X more likely to require hospitalization. As far as crowds at games, there is a vaccine. There was not one last year. That's the biggest difference. Outdoor venues have lower risk than indoor venues, and that is why you're starting to see some indoor venues stating that being vaccinated or showing proof of a negative COVID test will be required for entry. We always knew 100% of the population wouldn't get the vaccine, but remember back when it was being developed and they were saying a vaccine with 70% effectiveness would be great? And the hope was that 70% of the population would get the vaccine? That's pretty much where we are now with the vaccines being not as effective (but still quite effective) against the Delta variant. We're not back to normal, whatever normal becomes, but we're in much better shape than last year. We're still seeing most infections in the unvaccinated population. This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and unless more people get vaccinated, we run the risk of more variants popping up that could be even more resilient to the vaccine.