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Posts posted by southsider2k5

  1. 6 minutes ago, Quin said:

    It's an older story, and thus studies, but back in 2014, two studies found at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence.

    Let's be honest, if she was that ready to file divorce, this didn't just happen over night. She had wanted to for a long time but didn't for some reason.

  2. 2 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    I also get a kick out of his wife making sure everyone knows she's divorcing him and changing her name. That was to save herself. She knows what he is.

    If he is as abusive of a husband as he is a cop, this might have been her chance to get out while having the cover to do so.  He isn't going to be able to come after her, and she knows it.  She is leaving a cop who has gotten away with 18 counts of abuse as a cop, what chance does she have?  Calling the police?  This might have been her salvation.

  3. 4 minutes ago, Tony said:

    If the officer in question has the charges dropped.........I suspect what we saw over the last 4 days will happen again, and maybe be worse. 

    I will upgrade that to probably worse, and there is zero chance at a conviction.


  4. 55 minutes ago, Quin said:

    Dude. The Sox have been spending on drafts since Rodon, which was a year after the the competitive balance rounds got added.

    If you're going to have a schtick, can you at least update it to the past decade and make it relevant?


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  5. 51 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    Author of this piece has had it ... his mayor told people to go to this rally of thousands, covid be damned. Meanwhile, locked down the past three months. I'm sure people will just dismiss this as racist, and you won't see any famous media reporters writing this cause they'd probably be fired, but in the spirit of accepting other people's rights to feel the way they want to feel in America, it's worth a read. Same governors who locked it down encouraging thousands of people to attend rallies. Some might see it as a double standard.


    If only we knew a famous media reporter.

  6. 1 hour ago, DirtySox said:

    An under-slot Ed Howard has been in the back of my mind for a while now. I figured we'd hear some rumblings of it at this point. I would be on board if this allots for some big value in subsequent rounds. 

    Howards connections to the White Sox just seem like the really obvious thing to me, but I guess we will see.

  7. 53 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    I'm worried about physical America right now in terms of if this goes on, all cities will physically be destroyed. At some point the looters and arsonists have to be physically stopped or we will have no cities. When are they going to attack and burn down apartment complexes and homes in neighborhoods to go with the businesses?

    Eventually they we will be without power and water if they get organized enough to attack those things and the anarchy is going to affect our ability to just survive (food, water, shelter).

    The people who are making the trouble and not peacefully protesting. have to be stopped before everything gets burned to a crisp. Why can't we identify the organized groups causing the trouble and stop them before it's too late? If this goes on night after night all summer and our police don't stop it (one NYC cop admitted he's laying down cause he doesn't want to get hurt and if he fights back he'll be fired for too much force) we will all be without shelter and food.

    Can somebody give us updates on Illinois violence on a daily basis? I'm worried about Naperville after last night.

    Ok Boomer


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  8. 2 hours ago, ScooterMcGee said:

    To me, this proposal is showing that the players aren't worried very much about contracting the virus as much as getting paid...they want to extend the season by another month.

    The Union has to negotiate for the best financial plan for everyone.  The individual players will each make a decision as to whether that is good enough to risk it for.

  9. 2 hours ago, michelangelosmonkey said:

    So your position is no baseball players are doing drugs because they have a contract?   

    I didn't think I would have to explain this part, but MLB tries to restrict dangerous activities to minimize injury and death because players know their contracts can be voided if they get hurt doing forbidden stuff.  See also Cespedes.

    In this situation, the very act of playing baseball would be the dangerous activity and be the thing that could cause injury and death by a deadly virus.

  10. 11 minutes ago, michelangelosmonkey said:

    Neither is it as simple as saying that worst case scenario is 900 will get it and 1-2 will die.  1 out of 450 versus 1 out of 75,000...one is scare tactic the other is boring old stats.  And while random sports teams might be more likely to get it...MLB will be doing constant testing and isolating.  The fear mongering is amazing...same age group you have 15,000 dead a year with drug overdoses versus 400.   We shouldn't let the players go to parties.  

    I guess you haven't heard about the list of things that players contracts ban them from doing, have you.

  11. On 5/26/2020 at 11:51 PM, southsider2k5 said:

    Another side thought, how many guys are seeing the Oakland As right now knowing that they will only get 20k offers in 2 weeks and thinking that there is no way in hell they will sign with them, versus a franchise like the White Sox who are going to keep paying their guys.

    To follow up on this, check out this string of tweets on the topic,  Hopefully this helps the Sox.


  12. 1 hour ago, michelangelosmonkey said:

    I just checked CDC website there have been roughly 400 Covid-19 deaths in males between 18-34.  There are about 30 million American men in that age group.  So to say 1-2 might die from this in MLB this year?  To date one out of 75,000 in that age group have died...so more like one baseball player every 80 years.  Of course that one will probably be Luis Robert next month but I still think they should take this enormous risk to entertain us for millions of dollars each.    

    It isn't nearly as simple as that.  You also have to look at how many people have been exposed to get an accurate death rate.  It isn't hard to think that in an athletic situation where you are intimately close with all of your teammates, plus the other team, if one guy gets it, it will explode through clubhouses.  We see it happen with a normal flu for sure.  Baseball is probably the least of the major sports when it comes to contact, but it still has its points where guys come into closer than social distancing from each other.

  13. 10 minutes ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

    Well done MLB.  

    So dumb question here, but isn't this a normal thing?  I mean we have a draft every single year.  We don't add new teams every year, so for every new draftee brought in, someone has to be removed from a team somewhere else, right?  I think maybe this year is more stark and obvious because in a normal year you have a release here, a retirement there, and an injury somewhere else.  Normally there are cuts in Spring Training, and then the occasional cuts here and there as the season goes on.  Maybe some cuts don't happen because baseball related injuries happen, and some of those roster spots are saved by someone going on the DL, whereas this year no one is having a baseball related injury for all practical purposes.

    I mean the White Sox cut 25 guys, which in a normal year, they bring into the system somewhere between 30-35 guys through the draft and UDFA signings, so aren't they just doing what they normally would do?  Instead of 25 guys being cut over the period of time from the middle of March to the middle of June, 25 guys are getting cut at the end of May.

    The more I have thought about it, I think this is what is happening, right?  Or am I totally out of left field here?

  14. 16 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

    Yeah, I mean I get the umpire and coaching staff angle for sure. They're also replaceable, especially considering milb is unlikely to be playing games in 2020. But generally speaking, professional athletes are about at the lowest risk of anyone.  I am sure they are concerned for their families, but they can always stay away from their families for a couple months if needed.

    I just don't think that many guys are going to punt millions of dollars to sit at home.  You only have some many years where you can make big bucks playing a game, and wasting a year because you're scared to get a virus that is incredibly unlikely to kill you seems like a stretch.  Not to mention the affect it could have on your market moving forward.  Like I said, if MLB games resume, I am sure we'll see a few players opt to sit out. I think its pretty unlikely it is large number.  

    I am going to guess there are more players than we realize have underlying conditions.  There is no reason to tell us, so they don't.  But things like asthma doesn't preclude you from being an effective baseball player, but it sure would be a big problem if you were exposed to COVID.

  15. 18 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

    But like - why would players opt out if games went on?  They likely get paid nothing in that scenario, hurt their future marketability, and are only a year older in a game that your best years are numbered.  I could see some older players towards the end of their careers that have made a ton of money just deciding to sit out, but I'd be very surprised if "a lot of players" went this route.  

    Pre-existing conditions would be the biggest reason.  Both for themselves and any family members.  Also of note is take a look at the umpires, managers and coaches especially.  We are talking about A LOT of people who fit square into the "at risk" categories.

  16. 57 minutes ago, DirtySox said:

    The development of being in on prep bats and pitchers is much more interesting than what we've been hearing from the other mocks. I truly hope they go in this direction.

    Ed Howard just seems like it should happen.