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Balta1701 last won the day on January 13

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About Balta1701

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  • Birthday 01/22/1981

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    Ithaca is Gorges

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Just love baseball & love chatting
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    2005: Rookie of the Year2006:Leftist of the Year2007:Lefty of the Year2009: Lefty (DEM)
  • Favorite Sox player
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    He Who Must Not Be Named
  • Favorite Sox moment
    October 26th, 2005. Sitting in a class with my computer open on MLB's gameday.
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Frank Thomas.

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  1. Balta1701

    2022 Hall of Fame ballot

    I will vote for him as soon as he gives us the results of the investigation he said he was launching into his reported positive test in the 2003 survey testing. It's been what, 13 years, so that should be coming any day now.
  2. Balta1701

    2022 Hall of Fame ballot

    71-73 WAR, 3000 hits, should be a first ballot guy even if he never played a playoff game.
  3. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    That's where you remove PATs after a couple of possessions. If both teams have matched each other once or twice, now they're required to go for 2, and both teams won't succeed on that every single time. That wouldn't be any longer than a normal quarter. And you always take the ball 2nd if you win that coin toss, because you know what you need to do to match/win the game in that case. If KC scored 7, Buffalo matches, they get to decide if they want to go for 2 to win it.
  4. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Bah, let teams go for 2 on the first TD if they want, better drama. KC scores a TD, Bills match with a TD - Bills want to go for 2 to win/lose the game on one play? Go ahead. Helluva TV moment. If you get through what, 2 cycles of teams trading the ball, then no PATs, required to go for 2.
  5. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Bah no weird counting plays. A passing team always wins against Tennessee in that case while Derrick Henry gets 9 yards a carry. In the playoffs, one team scores, they kick to the other and that team has a chance to match. If they do, reverse the order of teams and go again. First team to outdo the other wins. Throw in the college like 2 point conversion rule. I mean, no one wanted that game to continue right? CBS had to get on to NCIS Kamchatka or whatever. The NFL didn’t want any more money for me watching.
  6. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I know Buffalo had to stop him and couldn’t, but man, that game ending because of a coin toss? Sucks.
  7. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Am I getting all this right… a first, two thirds, and a fourth for Trubisky, two firsts for Fields, a fourth for Foles. $10 million for Dalton, $20 million for Glennon, $20 million for Trubisky, $24 million cap hut for Foles, next year will be up to like $10 million for Fields? So 7 draft picks and over $80 million in cap space over about a 6 year period?
  8. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Just to keep saying it, someone should hire Bieniemy.
  9. Balta1701

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I really don’t know why people think “you only get one shot at this” is the case in the NFL. Ryan Pace was GM for 7 years. In that time, he inherited Cutler, acquired Glennon and Dalton as FAs, traded for Foles, and drafted Fields and Trubisky. For only getting one chance, he seems to have gotten 5. Plus, he had chances to draft QBs like Prescott and Hurts who are now starting other places. A little more restrictive on coaches I will grant, but Trubisky, Dalton, and Foles we’re all given to Nagy, and if he had wanted someone different he could have worked with the GM on that. Plus, these guys are paid very well for these jobs. And to top that off, these guys will likely land on their feet. Nagy can be a coordinator again, and if he has success there - we are seeing a few retreads who might get chances this year already. As long as your team doesn’t implode like under Trestman, the GM and coach have a number of chances to figure this out Ofer the next 3-4 years.
  10. Balta1701

    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    Maybe the White Sox’s owner isn’t willing to let money be spent on these guys until he knows the status of his big league revenue for the season?
  11. Balta1701

    2021-22 NBA Thread

    There’s a decent chance the Bulls and Bucks match up in round 1.
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