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About southsideirish71

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    2006: Best Threadadder
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    Eloy Jimenez
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    2005 World series victory
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    Robin Ventura

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  1. Lets wait until we go north before we declare him dead. Breaking pitches don't do too much in Arizona. We are not competing this year. Nothing wrong in letting him see what he can do with another year of starts. He isn't blocking anyone.
  2. That's a nice AB by Moncada against Hammels.
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    Mlb experimenting with rule changes in independent league

    Well, people think that this will help to catch up to the ever-rising velocity. The side take on this is with all of the pitch design work and movement focus it will give that 95 mph two-seamer another two feet to work as well. Sliders will get more room to break as well. 2 extra feet works both ways.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    Physical Evidence? This isn't a CSI show. She said he touched her, he said he touched her. I don't need Perry Mason to figure this out for us.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    100%. While he was learning to be really good at baseball he should of been really good at not fucking with 6 year old relatives. Talent does not absolve one from being a decent human being. Fuck him.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    "Tomorrows dollars deferred at yesterdays prices with incentives we control" The white sox contract negotiation method
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    KW: "It's a shame" the Sox are being portrayed as cheap

    Wait till they "prove" they are not cheap in the offseason loading up on nonsense FA's at the end of their career with name recognition. Next offseason will be a reactionary spend on nothing.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Great fundamentals, a hallmark of a whitesox player.
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    Sox vs. Royal (SS) ST Game - 205pm CT

    Yup my corporate firewall went nuts blocking shit and alerting me. The main domain is fine, its all of the other ancillary nonsense that is on it.
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    Sox vs. Royal (SS) ST Game - 205pm CT

    Great website. I love the fake antivirus warnings and bogus links to download malware.
  11. The whitesox weekly show on 720 had a similar message. How it was a blessing in disguise how we didn't sign that 300 million dollar albatross. How we can spread the money around and get more bang for the buck. The media is in full clean up mode.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Mr Harper, let me talk to you about deferred compensation and how tomorrows dollars are worth more than todays. If I could pay you tuesday for your ABs today.
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    Hahn quote from 12/4/2018

    http://www.ethicsandentrepreneurship.org/20090720/interview-with-jerry-reinsdorf/ That is a pretty awesome dig into the thoughts of one Jerry Reinsdorf. Do a search and highlight of the phrase break even. Reinsdorf: First of all, if you want to be successful, you have to follow basic business principles. The problem in sports that keeps people from doing it is that every move is chronicled by the media. There are so many people who own teams who are afraid to be criticized by the media, so they make stupid decisions just to make the media happy. I, on the other hand, delight in doing what the media doesn’t want me to do. And that’s not a good trait either. You have to make your decisions without regard to what the media thinks. Sometimes they’re right, and sometimes they’re wrong. Kaizen: Did you need to develop additional skills in order to make the transition from being in real estate to being head of a sports organization? Reinsdorf: Not significantly. Being a CEO of a sports team is a lot like being a CEO of any other business. It’s not your job to perform the various tasks that are necessary to run the business. It’s your job to identify what positions have to be filled, and go out and get good people to do those jobs who can do them better than you can do them, and make sure that they talk to each other. Kaizen: So you’re a human capital talent scout and developer in that respect? Reinsdorf: Exactly. Any CEO essentially has to find good people to do the various jobs. I read a book once called The Time Trap, in which former [Illinois] Senator [Charles] Percy was quoted as saying the CEO has only three jobs: long-range planning, public relations, and identifying good people to work for him and making sure they talk to each other. Reinsdorf: It’s a lot easier, first of all—I want to add one thing and I’ll get to that question. In regular business—if there’s one big difference—you try to make as much money as you can. When you’re running a sports business, what you really want to do is win and break even. So I’d rather win and break even than finish second and make a lot of money. But I don’t want to ever lose money. As far as your question—being competitive and winning is the best marketing tool you could possibly have. Kaizen: Can any amount of business strategy make up for a team that’s not performing well? Reinsdorf: Sure. You have to be smart enough to know when your team is not good. And when your team is not good, you’ve got to make sure you can control your costs really well.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    The Whitesox are listed as the runners up. But all things being equal they really were the third team. If the Yankees 240 million dollar offer was real I am sure Machado would of picked the Yankees over us. 10 million isn't enough to overdrive his wishes. It was argued on the board when the Yankees were in it that we needed to bid above them to take that consideration out. In the end, 240 million would have made him a Yankee if we were the high bid at 250.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I await the annual attendance call out by Don Cooper. That should go well.