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35thstreetswarm last won the day on September 25 2019

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  1. 35thstreetswarm

    MLB cheating scandal

    I see. Well, MLB should do everything in its power to stop it. Theft will also never stop. Neither will murder. Doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything we can to deter and punish them. If you just keep repeating "it's not realistic to try and stop" bad behavior you're really walking a fine line between worldly realism and apologism.
  2. 35thstreetswarm

    MLB cheating scandal

    What exactly are you getting at? That it's pointless to police cheating? That its prevalence makes it excusable? You must be saying something more than "cheating exists in baseball, and there's lots of incentive to cheat." Everybody knows that.
  3. 35thstreetswarm

    MLB cheating scandal

    Pretty impressive that Farquhar was the guy to figure this out. The more I read about Farquhar -- his work with pitchers while he was playing, his recovery from the terrifying brain issue -- the more impressed I am. He strikes me as a really smart, thoughtful, and interesting guy, and I'm glad he's in our organization.
  4. 35thstreetswarm

    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    I "don't know" which of the things I said in the post: what the poll says, or that there's no evidence Hinch has been rehabilitated? The poll says what it says. Hinch's punishment was handed down like 24 hours ago -- as you say, he hasn't even served his time yet, and unless you have footage of him being visited by three spirits overnight it's a stretch to say you have evidence he's been "rehabilitated" in the last few hours. If somebody is saying they want Hinch immediately on the heels of his suspension and firing for cheating they simply don't care about having a cheater as a manager--they don't care about "rehabilitation." Don't be obtuse.
  5. 35thstreetswarm

    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    Are we reading the same poll? Because the one at the top of this page says "hire AJ Hinch and fire Ricky?"
  6. 35thstreetswarm

    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    Nice try, but the poll just suggests hiring AJ Hinch and firing Ricky. There's no evidence anybody was "rehabilitated." Just that they were caught.
  7. 35thstreetswarm

    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    The results of this poll are depressing, but I guess not surprising and the percentages are in line with analogous polling on other topics. There's just a sizeable minority of amoral people out there.
  8. Such great memories, and what a great season. In my experience Sox fans are far too modest when they talk about that postseason and its place in baseball history. Not only the 4 complete games (which I agree will never be matched), but the *best postseason record in baseball history.* (I also read that it was the biggest run differential, though I admit I haven't researched that one). Nobody in the long history of the sport ever plowed through the playoffs like the Sox did. Nobody. It was the most dominating postseason ever. Sox fans seem to have bought into the idea that there was something fluky about that team, (and by other measures maybe there was), but October 2005 was no fluke. Nobody's ever done it better.
  9. 35thstreetswarm

    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    The Cubs played the service time game with Bryant in 2015 and went to the NLCS. I don't think that was because the Cubs somehow decided not to compete.
  10. 35thstreetswarm

    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    He stands a fair chance of being better than a “fifth starter”
  11. 35thstreetswarm

    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    I'd be cool with another 6.5 WAR season ala 2017.
  12. 35thstreetswarm

    Ryu to Jays - 4 yr/80 mil

    We have similar backgrounds, although my "competitive" playing was pretty unofficial. I was a Blanka/Guile guy. Ah the era of the "public arcade" -- when kids challenged strangers in person in front of an audience rather than over the internet - we'll never see its likes again. (Although we do have gaming tournaments in stadiums that hold thousands).
  13. 35thstreetswarm

    Ryu to Jays - 4 yr/80 mil

    No, Ken’s shoryyken uppercut moved across the screen, while Ryu’s went straight up, covering far less distance. Which made Ryu a pale imitation of the guy you really wanted. Wait...
  14. 35thstreetswarm

    What is a realistic payroll ceiling for the sox?

    I think a lot of people would have even a couple months ago, when it was conventional wisdom that 2020 was a year early. But the quick Grandal signing followed by the Wheeler sweepstakes gave everyone (me included) 2020 fever. In any event, it is indeed clear they’re not serious about spending yet.
  15. 35thstreetswarm

    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Ozuna is a two-time all-star with a 6 WAR season *two years ago.* If we're willing to project Mazara to produce beyond anything he's ever achieved before, seems only fair to be willing to project alternative players to perform at a level they have actually achieved.