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35thstreetswarm last won the day on September 25 2019

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  1. 35thstreetswarm

    Kopech sitting out 2020

    Wondering if this will shift the prevailing mood of soxtalk fandom toward what I expected (annoyance that the most exciting piece of our rotation is now gone in an already disappointing season) and away from what it has seemed to be ("I just hope he finds love")
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    Kopech sitting out 2020

    Godspeed, Michael Kopech. May you continue to enjoy the complete and borderline cultish deference and goodwill you somehow managed to earn over your four mlb starts.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    Agreed, but they just contribute to the bad juju I’m sensing from this situation.
  4. 35thstreetswarm

    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    Me too. Rumors floating around Twitter that he’s hanging it up scare me.
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    2020 Schedule

    I know it's subjective, but to me there has never been an easier decision in history. *Even setting aside the controversy*, replacing "Indians" (an unoriginal, uninspired, dumb nickname shared with a million other teams, most of which have already dumped it) with "Spiders" (a historically significant, unique, interesting, cool nickname that presents limitless design and branding opportunities) is a no-brainer. I would actually be sort of jealous of a team called the "Spiders."
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    2020 Schedule

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    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    Just read in the Athletic article on Rodon something to the effect of "with Kopech sidelined indefinitely with a personal issue" Rodon's return will be even more important. Is that just unnecessarily ominous phrasing or is there some sense that Kopech is going to be out for a while? (Understand Covid could be the issue, though it sounds like he was not in Chicago when those positive tests were administered). Edit: just answered my own question by going on Twitter and seeing that there is rampant, alarming, but wholly unsubstantiated speculation about Kopech's situation. Hope he's OK, hoping for the best for him and the Sox.
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    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    Drove by the park yesterday and was very happy to know there were baseball players inside it. Hoping we get some extended coverage of scrimmages, etc. Starved for baseball action.
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    Ex-teammate alleges Grandal took roids in front of teammates

    Until we know more can we change the title of the thread to something less alarming? Perhaps "Yasmani Grandal enjoys gummi bears"?
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    It is, you would have just chosen to spend part of that nest egg on cars, million dollar houses, expensive clothes, jewelry and other assets. Of course it's easy to blow through $8.5 million quickly, and it's possible for anyone to live beyond their means. But you can be rich without having the ability to buy anything and everything you can imagine. My point (as I know you know) is just that you are in fact set for life with $8.5 million in your 20s using any reasonable, objective measure that takes into account the whole range of incomes and human experience. If being more "set" than over 98/99% of people isn't "set" then the category kind of has no meaning.
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    Just modest interest on an 8.5 million nest egg, say 4% a year, is 340,000 a year—close to the top 1% of all US incomes. That’s before even digging into a dollar of your multimillion dollar principal. Plenty of people put their kids through college, live in a nice house, and pay for sports, etc. with much, much less.
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    To put it in perspective, that averages out to over $193,000 per year (in *after-tax* income) for someone working steadily from age 21 to 65. And that doesn’t even take into account the time value of money.
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    Exactly—this is great for us. We also play zero games against the (likely/projected) top teams in MLB.
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    Maybe. The cancellation of the season because of a second wave would, too. But let's see how it plays out.
  15. 35thstreetswarm

    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    All this talk about asterisks is overblown. Does anyone discount the '99 Spurs title? The 2013 Hawks Cup? The 1995 Devils Cup? Better question - does anyone even remember that those were shortened seasons? Most do not.