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About Markbilliards

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    September Call Up
  • Birthday 06/09/1985

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    Warrenville, IL

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Most people on here pay attention to more than just what goes on at the MLB level.
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Steve Lyons pulling his pants down during a game
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Big Frank

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  1. Markbilliards

    The Ball Doctor

    Yeah I think this is pretty common now. If you haven't seen this video, it's interesting - How is Trevor Bauer Cheating And Why Nobody Cares
  2. Markbilliards

    So let's talk about Quintana shall we

    His FIP/xFIP in the last few years is encouraging compared to his ERA. Where has his cutter gone in his years on the Cubs?
  3. Let's be honest guys. Most of us here who wrote in to the Sox to call for TLR's termination, did so because he is a terrible fit for the Sox right now and we should have had a younger more modern choice with more current experience. His 2nd DUI might have put us over the top, but that isn't the primary reason for the outrage. With that in mind, the whole contacting the sponsorships thing is a little over the top.
  4. http://mlb.mlb.com/documents/04222010/8130180/Staff_Directory.pdf
  5. Markbilliards

    2020 Celebrity Death Thread

    Alex Trebek, died at 80 years old. Is it just me or does it feel ironic that him and Sean Connery die within just over a week from each other?
  6. Markbilliards

    2020 Election Thoughts

    I voted for Gary Johnson last year. If he wasn't running I was going to vote for.....no one. I had no confidence that he was going to win, but if the amount of voting for him was high enough to peak interest from people to think outside 2 choices in future elections, then my vote was worth it. I think he had a chance at actually getting more attention until they tried to blow him up over the Allepo gaff. Which is ironic because our 2 candidates now are dropping way bigger gaffs every week. One doesn't seem to know where or who he is half the time, the other has pretended we are not in a global pandemic for the last 9 months. This year I have no intention of voting in the presidential election.
  7. Markbilliards

    2020 Election Thoughts

    I am assuming that's sarcasm? Or no? I just hope that whoever wins, wins by a good enough margin that the other isn't yelling about recounts for the next month.
  8. Markbilliards

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If you really do view anyone who is voting for Trump in such black and white lenses, then I feel bad for you that you view the world and people around you that way.
  9. Isn't there a user on here named, "Charlie Haeger's Knuckles"? Whole new meaning to that username.
  10. Markbilliards

    Kopech update

    I'm kind of torn on how I feel about whether his reasons for opting out are "legitimate" as has been debated in the last few thread pages. However, if he really knows himself well enough that he truly feels he would be a liability to his team's performance if he played this year, then maybe he made the right move, for the sake of the team.
  11. Markbilliards

    16 added to Schaumburg squad

    Thursday as in today? Or a week from today?
  12. Markbilliards

    Garmin Under US$10Mil Ransomware Attack

    They're getting back online now. Our runs are starting to sync to Strava again.
  13. Markbilliards

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I've seen this comparison made a few times on here, I don't think its a great comparison. I think you could say it like this.... The option is like driving in icy road conditions. You are putting yourself and others on the road at risk that you might crash into them or vice versa. Anyone who gets in their car is taking a risk, but you aren't putting others at risk who are trying to play it safe and stayed home.
  14. Markbilliards

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I think this is a good thing....
  15. Markbilliards

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yeah I feel like there are still a ton of people working in non-"essential" jobs. Tons of landscapers and construction crews out everyday. I can't blame them for being desperate to still work, but it doesn't seem like there is really full enforcement. Has felt more like like a kinda-sort closed down...