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  1. 1 minute ago, chw42 said:

    Given the health issues and his huge decrease in exit velocity, I think it's clearly COVID that's getting him. You don't go from hitting balls at 93 MPH on average in a 162 game season to hitting them at 87 in the prime of your career unless there's something wrong physically. 

    That's why I'm worried, yeah. Like is this short-term or long-term? I don't think it's an issue with his talent or playing ability or anything like that

  2. 3 minutes ago, harkness99 said:

    Bennetti really has no clue so many times... I knew that was gone off the bat


    But bennetti thought it was just a fly ball,,, until he realized it wasn;t...

    I'm a fan of Jason but a lot of times on hard-hit balls he will be like "and he hits a fly ball to left, that's deep left, and... ANDITISGONE!" like he realizes it belatedly even though it sounded like a 155mm howitzer coming off the bat

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  3. There are a lot of variables about what could've gone different with another 102 games, but I think a lot of them even out

    -Kopech probably doesn't opt out 

    -Bullpen not likely to be taxed as heavily over the course of a full season

    -Lopez still struggles, it's just not as glaring over 162 games

    -Dunning starts the season in AA/AAA and has more endurance before getting called up to the majors

    -Rodon is probably still Rodon either way

    -Other players likely to do IL stints

    -Robert regresses to mean like he is now, but has plenty of time to figure it out

  4. With all due caveats that this is all hypothetical considering this is barely more than 1/3 of a season, for those of us wondering how this shortened season translates to a "regular" season I did a little math.

    162/60 = 2.7 so each game counts for 2.7 games. Given that, the White Sox "regular" record right now is 89-46. Their current winning % is .660, so if you want to know how many games they're on pace to win, multiply that by 162, it's a pace for 107-55.

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  5. Chadwick was obviously more than the T'Challa character but that role was such a cultural touchstone and carried so much weight. The man spent his last 4 years creating iconic art knowing he wasn't long for the world, suffering in silence. Sigh.

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  6. 1 hour ago, ChiSox1917 said:

    This is probably the best stone has ever been in the booth.  He seems a lot looser and more off the cuff.  Benetti is very solid, but he really needs to get an exciting home run call.  His is very low key and doesnt bring in the excitement it should.  That and the occasional comedy routine are really my only criticisms of an otherwise great broadcast team

    Yeah, "he hits this one to deep left field and it is GONE!" is kind of generic. It's not bad or good. It's just kinda there. But again, for 30 years Hawk's home run call was iconic so that's a pretty tough act to follow. 

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  7. Just now, Lonchair said:

    I agree with all of what you're saying.  They have been brilliant, entertaining & just a pleasure to listen to.  I think Bennetti just brings out the silly in Stoney & they're having fun....& bringing us along for the ride. 

    Steve's really dry but Jason brings the humor out in him in a way that never happened when he was paired with Hawk.

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  8. Jose Abreu is playing out of his mind right now. If he was playing a full season this is probably about a 45 home run pace (mathematically, 12 home runs over 31 games is 62 home runs but I know baseball doesn't actually work like that). So fun to see him actually hitting in a lineup where not only does he not have to carry most of the weight, he's maybe the 3rd or 4th best hitter.

  9. These guys have become my favorite broadcasting duo since... I dunno, Hawk and Wimpy in the 90s? Nothing compares to Hawk's "You can put it on the board, YES" as far as play by play calls, but besides that Jason and Steve are everything you could want.

    -Openly pro-Sox but objective about the game, not overboard with homerism

    -Informative about what's happening in the game, skills/capabilities of players, what scouting reports say etc.

    -Entertaining banter, playful roasting

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  10. Like a lot of people who grew up in the 80s and 90s I used to use that word casually because I thought it was funny and justified it by saying "I don't really mean it like THAT." But you learn better and you do better and I can count on one hand the number of times I've said it in the last 15-20 years, the only time I can think of was when I was telling someone "I used to use (that word)" and it felt like I was choking it out.

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