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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I can’t believe what I just watched. Just incredible. Might see a rule change due to how awesome that was. Insane.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    It’s tough being the new GM or HC here. Are they forced to build around Fields? Fields might suck and then your one shot at GM/HC is over. If I was interviewing for GM I’d want the option to trade Fields if I felt he wasn’t the right QB.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I first became a psycho-level baseball fan for the late 90s early 2000s Sox teams. I remember one of the things I found so interesting was that the pitchers had to figure out the ump’s strike zone for the day. Now with all the scrutiny that has largely disappeared.
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    Burger working out at 2B

    Just so we’re clear, you mean for the 40 or so games when Tim is backup catcher right? You’re not advocating for full time Tim at C…or are you?
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    Burger working out at 2B

    I love burger but cmon those balls all hit the nets
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    On only a couple occasions Lester was one of the top pitchers in the league. Out of his 15 or so seasons…in like 3 of them he got meaningful CY votes. This talk is insane.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    If this is true just hire him. Get as many people from that organization as you can
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    Soxtalk Member Age Range

    I discovered internet baseball when I was in college- I remember trying to find info about the CLee for Pods trade and the rest is history. Didn’t start posting at WSI until 06 I think. Got banned pretty fast. Found all of you guys a few years later. I used to be all over the ESPN MLB boards- I hope some of you got to enjoy that before it went away. That was so pure. As far as I know there still isn’t a place for the world to talk baseball.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    I haven’t seen anything from the MLBPA about personally subsidizing everything when prices go up. Was that announced yet and I missed it? I’ve been busy reading “Basic Economics”. Interesting read. It explains nicely how when one of the costs of producing something goes up, owners usually personally cover the difference instead of raising prices or slashing costs in other areas. It also says that thinking anything different is called trickle-down. Is there a Basic Economics 2: The Keys to Accumulating Zero Wealth coming out anytime soon?
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Hey so is everybody who works for baseball collecting paychecks right now? Trainers, PR, Sodfather, FO people etc?
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Somebody at the bottom loses their money or the customer pays more for the product. You’re saying the parking lot paving isn’t a cost paid for by team revenues? What am I missing here?
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    What I’m saying is the owners aren’t going to take the hit. Either they cut stuff out or they raise prices, no? I mean none of us see the owners becoming Santa Claus all of a sudden and giving up a piece of their pie. So either way the regular guy loses. I appreciate the condescension to try to help me with this issue, but I’m still confused.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Maybe I don’t understand this then? I always thought the CBAs were about the players as a group and their chunk of the overall baseball revenues. When a bigger chunk of the pie moves to players…doesn’t that mean by default that the amount of money allocated to anything else is inversely proportional to the gain the players get? Like less money for companies to pave parking lots, stadium construction projects, vendors for those construction materials, stadium personnel, vendors for that support stadium personnel, analytics people, trainers, vendors for front office equipment, bonuses and benefits for these people etc. For you, when a new stadium is built and the geotechs take core samples, maybe once in a while they find something crazy and ask a geologist to take a look… Don’t all the other wallets get lighter unless ticket prices rise?
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    I tend to never root for the players in these cases. Every dollar sucked away from ownership is another dollar sucked away from the support structures of baseball, ie the little guys.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Dump everybody except fields and any young linemen. Maybe keep Mooney and Monty?
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