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  • Birthday 02/10/1974

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    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
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    White Sox win the pennant!
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    Robin Ventura

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  1. Pants Rowland

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    You forgot about the 13-3 Bears team in 2001 that got dismantled by the Eagles at Soldier Field. Injured Bears littered the field throughout that game.
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    Ventura returns to OkSt as “student assistant”

    Thanks for that take. I had never heard this before and it is a much better theory than "Ventura sucks," "He never wanted the job," etc. I think anyone 30+ has taken a job they did not necessarily want but convinced themselves it was the right thing at the time. I also think many well regarded people are smart enough to say "no" at first. There are so many success stories that start with a rejection only to be convinced later and it works out great. Ventura is not one of them, but it gets so tiresome to hear sometimes.
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    Ricky Renteria Has Made Me a Lineup Scold

    All this talk of awful managers and NO ONE mentions Terry Bevington?! Am I just showing my age now?
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    Is GRF bad at being busy

    For years, I have found GRF concessions to be particularly inefficient with respect to food along the exterior of the continuous concourse. The primary kiosks (polish, kosher, beer, etc.) seem to have a simple formula that works and keeps lines moving (Bun, sausage, onions/kraut?, drink?, condiments over there, next). However, the outer concourse ring is hampered either by poor layout that can not be modified (maybe due to original design or fire code), or are just lacking in better assembly line planning and training. Increasing staff at these spots also appears counterproductive as they frequently bump into each other going to the same steam table, soda fountain, tap, or ice cream machine. I strongly think they could improve this with training, process changes, or maybe limiting choices per window, but it doesn't seem to be their priority for some reason.
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    2019 Celebrity Death Thread

    Jan-Michael Vincent, 73. I used to love to watch Airwolf with my old man.
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    Abreu hospitalized

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    Taking a hiatus at the end of the baseball season

    I know this wasn't the spirit of the original post, but this thread made me think of this scene again. Peace.
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    Can of Corn

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    Can of Corn

    Anyone else thing he's a bloviating jerk face?
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    9 year anniversary of MB's perfect game: where were you?

    I was actually there. Had two season tickets but did not think I would make it due to a busy schedule. By the 5th inning I was in my car with my 4 year old speeding down the Ike from Oak Brook. We arrived around the 6th and got a spot somehow in the VIP area next to gate 1, got to our seats in RF about a half inning later. The ballpark was electric when Wise made that catch. At the end, everyone is going nuts and the usher in our section with her back to the field says to me, "Why are people going crazy? Just because they won?" My kid then asked "Did the Sox win, dad?" Great memories.
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    How the Sox are trying to perfect tanking

    QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Apr 3, 2018 -> 01:10 PM) It was written for a non-Sox audience but I do agree it was mostly "old news" for Sox fans. It is still encouraging to see a knowledgeable admitted White Sox hater break it all down and exhibit an admiration for what is being done here, even with the noted slip up of the Tatis trade. The guy seems to have done his homework.
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    Financial News

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Mar 1, 2018 -> 10:04 AM) This has been in complete chaos this morning, and the meeting has now changed to a "listening session" so who knows what'll actually happen. but now it's back on and he announced tariffs. Strong and stable No White House chaos oh they got this all screwed up, let me fix that Strong and stable? No, White House chaos! Reminds me of that Lionel Hutz ad
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Mar 1, 2018 -> 11:20 AM) So Ben Carson is returning the $31k dining set. I wonder if he will bring back the staffer transferred for calling them out on it. Shulkin and his lackies trying to hide taxpayers paying for his wife's European vacation. Scott Pruitt having to fly first class on the taxpayers. Interior secretary Ryan Zinke brings his wife along on military jets and private planes. All after Tom Price had to quit over basically doing the same thing. Trump drained the swamp and only hired the best. Kakistocracy - First used in the 17th century; derived from Greek, it means, literally, government by the worst and most unscrupulous people among us. More broadly, it can mean the most inept and cringeworthy kind of government. The term fell into disuse over the past century or more, and most highly informed people have never heard it before (but to kids familiar with the word “kaka” it might resonate). https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv...tocracy/542391/