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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (DrunkBomber @ Mar 25, 2016 -> 01:27 PM) So what hes saying is that if his superpac attacks Trumps wife that isnt his responsibility or fault. But if the National Enquirer publishes something about him than its Trumps fault. Sounds about right. True or false, he should double down and sue immediately. I bet he does.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    Excepting when the subject is aliens and Elvis (you know, folks who can't sue), the Enquirer, which has lawyers up the wazoo, has a pretty good track record on things like this, so I put odds on truth as good, but odds that Cruz quits as low.
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    Adam LaRoche retires

    I doubt it was in his contract. It would have been dumb for the Sox to put it there, worse to breach it if it was. Edit: if it was there, its likely in ambiguous, non-quantified terms like "Drake shall be allowed access." Something like that where a request to dial it down wouldn't amount to outright breach.
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    Adam LaRoche retires

    QUOTE (fathom @ Mar 18, 2016 -> 11:39 AM) Scott Merkin ‏@scottmerkin 33s34 seconds ago Scottsdale, AZ Sale: "Rick, I truly believe is trying to build a winning team. We have a lot of respect for that guy." This truly is a players vs KW thing. Can't get rid of 25 players I saw a movie once where an otherwise bad baseball team came together in opposition to the front office and ended up winning the pennant. So there's that.
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    Adam LaRoche retires

    QUOTE (fathom @ Mar 17, 2016 -> 06:31 PM) I just can't see how LaRoche would want this becoming a lawsuit. Does he really want to have his ex-teammates giving statements about if they do/don't like his son in the clubhouse? Oh, I agree. But I don't think it would be a lawsuit by LaRoche, but instead a grievance from MLBPA challenging management's right to unilaterally change a past practice, generally.
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    Adam LaRoche retires

    QUOTE (Soxbadger @ Mar 17, 2016 -> 04:53 PM) This should be an easy case, either it is in the contract or its not. Unless this is some sort of bizarro world where they had junior high school students drafting the contract there will be something called a integration/merger clause so either its in the contract or its not. Id be willing to bet its not in the contract so this wont go far. Not necessarily. Custom and practice and unwritten "rules of the shop" play major roles in labor relations cases, particularly grievances. However, as I said previously, the fact that he quit effectively dooms any meaningful remedy for him.
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    Adam LaRoche retires

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Mar 16, 2016 -> 10:17 PM) We need to bring in illinilaw. If LaRoche was promised that privilege, everyone in the Sox organization (especially the players) were aware of this fact, as well as some of his ex-teammates like Harper or Boyer...would the White Sox be covered legally because there wasn't an explicit promise written into the contract? At any rate, it still makes the White Sox look bad if that was the case. They shouldn't have offered that "open clubhouse" policy in the first place unless they were willing to deal with the consequences. KW comes off here as more of a bully who's hiding behind not wanting to set a precedent for other players (in the future) when that's exactly what they did in the first place apparently. As an employment lawyer, I'll weigh in: If he was promised that privilege, he would have the right to file a grievance over its breach to have it fulfilled. But the labor law maxim: "Work now, grieve later" applies. And even if that unwritten clause were insanely judged to be a "material" term or condition of employment, the law wouldn't allow him to unilaterally decide not to perform, but still collect pay for performing.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    QUOTE (illinilaw08 @ Mar 16, 2016 -> 10:29 AM) The only record that I can see of Garland on guns is: (1) he voted to rehear Parker v. District of Columbia en banc (meaning with all 10 members of the DC Circuit rather than the panel of 3 that issued the original Parker decision); and (2) he joined in an opinion upholding the FBI's background check system for gun purchases as not violating a federal prohibition on creating a gun registry. Based on the above, I can see why the right might be worried, and in confirmation hearings want to flesh out Garland's position on Heller and other second amendment cases, but I don't see anything in his record that labels him as definitively anti-gun, a threat to overturn Heller, or as a threat to take anyone's guns... Agreed. And he has a record as being a fairly tough prosecutor.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Mar 15, 2016 -> 11:25 AM) Maybe I am just getting old (I am 45 years old) but I amazed at how many times I find myself wondering how stupid people really are. I do not mean stupid in that they are uneducated but stupid in that they have a shortsighted idea of how the world works. This campaign season is the prime example. I was trying to explain to my wife that there is no way Trump wins the general election. I hate Hillary Clinton but she will win in a landslide against Trump. Trump is the personification of the stupidity of the American people at this point in time. I still believe his run for presidency is simply an attempt to tear apart the Republican party and it is working like a charm. He is pandering to the least common denominator and doing it masterfully. The odd part about it is that he is not part of the religious right yet that sect seems to no longer be an issue. Anyone that is voting for Trump in a primary is wasting their vote. I stated yesterday that Kahlish is the only viable Republican and he was overshadowed by the crap that has been run out there for the last few months by the republican party. If the Republicans had any candidate worth anything, I think they beat Hillary in November.....Trump/Hillary will make Reagan v Mondale look like a race. IMHO Three months ago I'd have totally agreed with this. Now, I think it might be naïve.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    Whitman should hire Tom Thibodeau next.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (whitesoxfan99 @ Mar 7, 2016 -> 08:53 AM) Kaplan is such a f***ing joke. Correct. And isn't that what the Commissioner is taking years to decide?
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Mar 7, 2016 -> 08:32 AM) The football facilities are definitely in the bottom half of the conference. Werent they going to plan some additional work in the next several years? You've got to remember that the fieldturf or the stadium itself isnt what people are referring to when they talk about the facilities "arms race." Its things like the dining area, the training area, the weight room, the indoor practice facility or facilities, the locker room, lounges etc. These have been getting MASSIVE in in the last several years. Many of the larger programs are pumping 2+ million dollars per year into incremental updates to some of those things not to mention every few years going big with 20-50 million dollar upgrades. For example: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colle...48bb_story.html Wow. Laser tag and mini-golf? I had no idea.
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    2016-2017 NCAA football thread

    Why, mere years after a major renovation, do I keep hearing and reading that Illinois' football facilities are "below average?" Is that just a lazy, stale narrative, or did the school screw up the renovation, too?
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    2016 Cubs catch-all thread

    QUOTE (AustinIllini @ Feb 26, 2016 -> 10:51 AM) Are you kidding me? A couple of injuries? They have three players at each position with major league experience. I know you're upset about the Cubs being special now. Time to get past it. They're much better than mediocre with "an injury or two". More delusion. Serious question: Who are the three at first and third?
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    Tony Phillips Dead

    QUOTE (BlackSox13 @ Feb 19, 2016 -> 02:08 PM) RIP Tony! Wasn't it Phillips that went into the stands after being ejected and beat up a fan because the fan was calling Phillips racial slurs? I want to say it was in Milwaukee sometime in the early-mid 90's? Yep
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (buhbuhburrrrlz @ Feb 1, 2016 -> 08:05 PM) Rhys Darby (Murray) from Flight of the Conchords on the 3rd ep of the X-FILES reboot KILLED IT He was great. Here's a cool list of the many "Easter Eggs" in the ep: http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/x-files-eas...eremonster.html
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    Sox New ST Uniforms

    How much you wanna bet this is the big "Soxfest treat?"
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    Sox New ST Uniforms

    Noticed from a Facebook comment that the left sleeve shows two different patches: the front view has the script S-O-X, but the back has the sock diamond. I've always liked the diamond on the sleeve much better.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Jan 26, 2016 -> 09:07 AM) The second episode of The X-Files last night was great. Much like the original run, it was a standalone case while the overall series plot line was referenced. Mulder and Scully easily fell back into their banter, complete with Mulder's dry, sarcastic comments. It's a shame there are only four more episodes. Hopefully they'll bring it back again next season. I agree. From the opening scene, it was a real return to form, and could have fit in well within any past season.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    It was great to see new "X-Files" last night.
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    Today is Festivus. I want Cespedes for Festivus. p.s. I've got a lot of problems with you people.
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    Alright begin

    Very much want to see it before it gets spoiled.
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    Alright begin

    Padding the post count while checking for FA news . . .
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    Alright begin

    Really should just let it go.
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