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  1. Pants Rowland

    Eloy might not be ready for first playoff series

    George Glass?
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    Sox vs Twins 9/17 1:10

    The one thing I have learned about COVID over the past 6 months is we still have a ton to learn. This recent article in The Atlantic should make it clear that this thing has a broad spectrum of how it impacts each patient. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/long-haulers-covid-19-recognition-support-groups-symptoms/615382/
  3. Pants Rowland

    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Any details or insight to provide?
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    White Sox @ Pirates - 9/8/20 - 6:05 CT

    Wasted a potential defensive replacement for minimal gain. If anything, I'd have him run for Eloy. Head scratch for sure.
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    I don't think we'll see a game until Saturday

    Huh??? The NBA has been playing games in the dome for some time now. I have not hear anything about the protesting of games in the past 24 hour or so being related in any way to COVID.
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    Sox vs Pittsburgh 8/26 game thread 1:10 first pitch

    1994 and 2006 were potent lineups full of established professional hitters, but as far as young charismatic big boppers that all emerged at the same time, only the 2000 division team comes to mind.
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    What should the Sox do with James McCann?

    Sorry to be lazy and not read the whole thread, but is there any thought to the value of Grandal's contract in the offseason trade market? He is perceived as an elite player and the sample size with the Sox is still very small, but if you agree Collins is a serviceable backup and McCann wants to stay if he gets 80% of the starts, couldn't Grandal possibly net you even more depth in bigger areas of need? I know teams don't like the reputation of signing contracts and then dumping players, but this might be an instance where it makes some sense. Thoughts?
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    Your daughter is going to remember this for the rest of her life.
  9. Pants Rowland

    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    Posted before refreshing my browser but you and I are on the same page.
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    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    I found Ranger to be fairly condescending far too often. He got a pass because of all the meatheads on the post game show, but he was no different when he started posting here as well. Some fanboys here kissed his tail too, making him even more insufferable.
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    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    If you're going to throw that out there, you should at least include a link for a recipe.
  12. Pants Rowland

    George Floyd Thread

    To me, that is the crux of the matter. The police don't necessarily need years of higher education to be effective peace officers, but the militarization of municipal and state police forces is a huge problem and should alarm even the most law abiding citizen. The officers who appear most effective in managing the current protests are the ones in standard uniform, minimal arms, and willing to listen and even join their civilian counterparts. It must take courage, but definitely seems that the more the police emulate a normal living breathing American by shedding the arms and joining the masses, the more they actually can administer and keep the peace. And from everything I have gathered in recent years, the cost to educate and train the police in crisis management and de-escalation is paltry when compared with the heavily armed alternative. So, its both far cheaper and far more effective.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The nuances of whether or not someone died of COVID really have me shaking my head. If there is a statistically significant abnormal spike in American deaths during this time, it is valid to assume it is COVID related, even if not directly. First, the lack of testing makes it all the more likely that many deaths encompassed in that abnormal spike were directly due to COVID, even if not confirmed via test or autopsy. Second, the tax that COVID has brought on the country is real. There are likely many preventable deaths due to diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, etc. that were accelerated by COVID. Hospitals were at capacity, people did not want to go out due to fear, people felt hopeless and isolated, etc. It's all related whether you actually got the bug or not. The fact that we continue to lack a national plan for testing, containment, and safe reopening will continue to feed the societal fears and lead to further indirect deaths. So, whether or not any death can specifically be verified due to COVID is really immaterial to anyone who dies or loses someone important to them. To me, 80K or so deaths is probably an undercount.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/05/how-hong-kong-beating-coronavirus/611524/ Not sure if anyone saw this. In general, The Atlantic has been my favorite source for compelling COVID stories on a regular basis. Hopefully HK doesn't become the latest success story casualty due to excessive accolades, but this does strongly indicate if people wash hands, wear masks, supply medical workers, and prevent uncontrolled outside visitors, this thing can be beaten, but it requires near complete cooperation from the population.