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    So who's the next manager?

    https://www.espn.com/blog/onenacion/post/_/id/1357/mlb-managers-learn-spanish-to-unite-teams-and-clubhouses Dusty Baker, Scioscia, Jayce Tingler, Fredi Gonzalez, Matheny, Alex Cora (haha), Joe Maddon, Dave Martinez, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Omar Vizquel, Edwin Rodriguez...there are a lot more than you might think.
  2. www.bankofamerica.com/rally Buying the White Sox youth t-shirt for my son and, surprise, surprise, Padres (Tommy Pham) bad-ass adult one for myself. $7 per shirt donated to Boys & Girls Club/s of America.
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Too bad we can’t relocate him to Nashville...are they still the Sounds? And have you run into Johnny Danks out and about town?
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Super Joe McEwing. Bring back Joe Nossek at age 79.
  5. Meanwhile, Marlins 6-1 and leading MLB in win/loss %.
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    Sox playoff chances sit at 62.9%, 7th overall in AL

    https://www.fangraphs.com/standings/playoff-odds 62.9% vs. 78.1% probability a pretty big disparity between models...but both with Sox in 7th.
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    “It's probably the luckiest home run baseball history. It was definitely top three,” Yelich said. “I needed that one. It's been an absolute zoo. I've been awful all year, so to have some positivity and be able to smile about something was nice. Much needed.” “Was it a tough play for him? Yes. Could it have been made? Should it have been made? It’s possible,” Renteria said. “But he did everything he could to kind of corral it. That’s probably not the story of the game. The story of the game is we were probably shut down a little bit on the offensive side, which didn’t give us a whole lot moving forward.”
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    White Sox fans collectively have an irritation in their “you know whats.”
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    8/6/20 vs. BrewCrew @ 7:10PMCT

    Did you go to MIT, Cal Tech, Carnegie Mellon or a high Ivy?
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Watch them put up 30+ runs this series...
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    Sox recent draft and development success

    And pitching coach...
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Especially coming off two consecutive losses and on the road...
  13. With the source of the Cardinals outbreak largely unknown, Jerry Hairston Jr. reported that a few players went to a casino following their series against the Twins. This obviously represents a huge breach in protective measures, and is a considerable risk to the rest of the league at a time where players are supposed to be working to ensure games can be played as safely as possible. The rumor was corroborated by MLB insider Jon Heyman, which caused the Cardinals to work overtime to say there’s “no truth” to rumors their players would be foolish enough to go to a casino in the middle of a pandemic and potentially help jeopardize the entire season. Team president John Mozeliak tried to defend the possibility his players were unsafe, but did so in the weirdest way: “We understood there were going to be risks... just the inherent risk playing in the middle of a pandemic. Would it make it easier if we said, ‘Oh somebody went to a strip joint?’ ‘’ Yes, yes it would John (Mozeliak). It would make things much easier if you notified the league when learning that a player went to a strip joint. In fact, not only would it be easier, but it would be the most responsible thing to do in that case. Then the player could be quarantined, monitored, have their exposure to others limited, institute contact tracing, and ensure rapid testing. That might not sound easy, but it’s a substantially lighter lift than doing nothing, waiting for an outbreak, then trying to do damage control while everyone else’s season is at risk. https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2020/8/4/21353902/cardinals-covid-outbreak-casino-report-details just give the Cardinals automatic losses and move on...teams are going to have to learn the hard way, just like there are consequences to actions/reckless behavior in real life.
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    This has pretty much been the same story ever since Renteria took the reigns, why should we suddenly expect a leopard to change its spots now?
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Why do the freakin’ Padres care more about winning? They consistently bring up players, whenever deemed ready, regardless of service time considerations. Change managers. Make wholesale changes to roster in order to improve defense (Grisham/Profar/Trammell instead of Reyes/Renfroe/Kinsler/Dozier). Constantly bringing up pitchers from minors to challenge existing starters and change bullpen mix, etc. Mackenzie Gore not up yet might be only question fans have...
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    One ball was more on the top of the foot (slider or curve), last night the same foot...looked liked a bit more of the in-step, fwiw. Par for the course, this year. Will definitely speed up his bat for the remaining weekend match-ups.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    With a little more than a week to go before classes begin, the Cobb County School District is already contending with cases of COVID-19. The district said since July 1 it has been informed by Cobb & Douglas Public Health of about 100 cases involving district students or staff members, said spokeswoman Nan Kiel. The district relies on students and staff members to self-report potential COVID-19 cases. The health department confirms the disease via testing and contacts others who may have been infected. The health department asks those who test positive to self-quarantine for 10 days and “we strictly enforce their guidance,” Kiel said. ajc.com Shocking, I tell you, in that historically progressive/proactive state that doesn’t mandate mask wearing...
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Anyone has any questions...I’m stuck about five kilometers from the epicenter. Public transportation out of city shut down, and food quickly flying off the shelves of grocery stores. Can’t go out in public without a mask. Chinese air force will bombard city with bleach tonight between 5-9 p.m. Chinese New Year travel plans all cancelled...heck, the WHO is probably going to declare an emergency today, which means most countries will lock down flights in and out of China.
  19. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29549772/chicago-white-sox-rookie-outfielder-luis-robert-mlb-next-superstar This definitely deserves its own thread. And, for all the KW haters, they're probably not going to enjoy having to admit how integral he was to the entire process. Maybe some of the FutureSox writers can put together a collection of those homer video highlights that were referenced in the article? It's actually the first time I saw the one where he was falling down as he hit it off Rodon in the intra-squad scrimmage. Crazy. He's already been timed down to 1B at 3.4 at least once this season, fwiw. I mean, say what you want about Williams and Paddy, but they have always had the best eyes for talent in the entire organization. Sale, Alexei Ramirez, Abreu, Eaton, Quintana, Moncada/Kopech (over Benintendi and/or Devers), Jimenez/Cease, Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert, Marcus Semien, Frankie Montas, Eduardo Escobar....the FA decisions have been consistently terrible, but they've almost made up for it in other areas.
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    J What do you want to bet we’ll hear something about two 1:10 starts the next two days? CLE weather forecast not unusually hot weather for this time of year. Sat 08 80°/67° Sunny 10% N 8 mph Sun 09 85°/74° Mostly Sunny 10% SW 8 mph
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Do Hahn and Renteria get a “free pass” this year if they come up short in playoff hunt, especially with Kopech situation out of of their control?
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    Market/Financial Thread

    More taxpayer bailouts/subsidies for Boeing headed your way... 1 hr 38 min ago Here's what we know about the flight From CNN's Pamela Boykof The Air India Express flight that crashed on landing, Air India Express flight IX 1344, departed Dubai at 2:14 p.m. local time, according to the website FlightAware.com Air India Express is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, according to its website. It operates 25 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/player/batvspitch/_/id/40934/aaron-civale 0/3 3 k’s for Grandal. No such thing as SSS...
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    8.7.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    Feels like spring training lineups again...five expected starters out.
  25. Well, that’s one way to prevent the Cubs from winning.... Hours before they expected to return to play against the Cubs, their weekend in quarantine behind them, the Cardinals have been thrust back into uncertainty and concern with the revelation another player has tested positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals and Major League Baseball have postponed their Friday night game vs. the Cubs after learning of one new positive test on the team, according to two sources with knowledge of the result and decisions. Major League Baseball has confirmed that a player tested positive. That brings the Cardinals' total to eight players, six staff members. The Cardinals are in the process of going through additional tests Friday afternoon. They are also conducting contact tracing to determine how much exposure they have since returning to the field Wednesday afternoon, multiples sources confirm. This means retracing the steps of the individual who tested positive. This contact tracing element of the Cardinals' response is pivotal because the team reunited Wednesday morning in Milwaukee and has spent time together on a plane and at the ballpark the past few days. All players who traveled with the team would have had at least five consecutive days of negative tests. stltoday.com
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