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About MiddleCoastBias

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  • Birthday 12/15/1986

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    BlackJack McDowell or Ray Durham

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  1. MiddleCoastBias

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I don't know, what about college football players that sit out of their team's bowl games because they know they'll be high picks in the draft and don't want to risk injury and their future paycheck? Their teammates get pissed because they "bailed on the team", but the players have that right because they don't want to jeopardize what they're worth. MLB stars playing for a fraction of what they're worth might see it the same way - why risk injury in a circus of a season for less than they're worth?
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Wonder if the NHL playoffs news today will light a fire under the ownership to soften their approach a bit. They can't let a winter sport be the only live sports played all summer.
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    What about starting with the Field of Dreams game?

    I'm naive on the ticket situation, but I thought it was something like 8000 tickets split evenly between the two organizations with season ticket holders given priority. If that's the case, I wouldn't think Sox season ticket holders would give those up easily, but I'm probably mistaken on the ticket allocation. If it was a 30,000 capacity stadium, I agree that would be harder to fill up against the local Cubs fans, but 8000 shouldn't be too hard to fill out quota.
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    What about starting with the Field of Dreams game?

    Why do you think it would be the cubs? And if so, why would it be that upsetting? The cubs have a big national draw that will bring eyeballs to the tv screen. I'd love an opportunity to embarrass them with all of America watching and make a statement game with our young players as a team to watch.
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    Oscar Colas

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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Let's check in on our old friend Dan Clark, see how he's doing - Midseason form.
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    Current White Sox uniform ranked 18th best *of all time*

    I know it was the hot thing to do for teams for a very brief time and seemed dated very quickly, but I really miss the sleeveless jerseys with black shirts underneath from the early '00s. Would love to see them incorporate that as a home Sunday afternoon jersey
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    Would you trade Robert for Franco?

    Let's sign that other Wander and hope some GM is dumb enough to trade for him, like when Arizona's Dave Stewart traded for the wrong Luis A. Basabe. https://arizonasports.com/story/742725/yahoo-teams-gobsmacked-by-d-backs-haul-in-brad-ziegler-trade/
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I feel like MLB and the owners really want to find some way to happen for financial (current, and building/keeping a generation of new fans), so I picked "season starts in June either in AZ or spring training sites, and limited attendance is eventually allowed by late summer" BUT I feel the limited attendance will result in a bounce back of covid cases and people will realize it was too soon, and the season will be cancelled thereafter in embarrassment for the league. If anything, I think they should do "all AZ, no fans" to limit exposure and just play ball, but it makes sense to just cancel it.
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    Pandemic Realignment: Sox in the Cactus League West

    It'll also mean more chances to beat up on the cubs for more than 4 games a year with this temp realignment. Honestly, it would be kind of fun to play some teams more often that we don't traditionally play, get to see some new players and form new rivalries. There are a number of teams in the Cactus League that have intriguing young players like the Padres, A's, and Reds.
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    Sox on YouTube

    As good as any place to put this, haven't seen anyone else mention it - Garfien and Benetti are calling simulated games on MLB The Show as if they were real and sharing it online. They're doing this every Thursday at 3pm CT for that week's regularly scheduled game. Here's last week's Red Sox game. An hour and a half of banter, "season stats", and discussion about the real team. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon. Baseball is back, -ish!
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    The Ringer loves the White Sox: Two Articles

    I thought Madrigal was recruited as a shortstop for college but only moved to 2B because OSU had an even better defensive SS at the time? I remember reading that he would've been an SS in any other program and that his flexibility in the middle infield positions made him an even more attractive player at draft time.
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    Rangers @ Sox | 3:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Man, I love the look of 1 through 7. Grandal-Jimenez-Vaughn-Robert can be especially dangerous and will be fun to watch.
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    Sox @ Cubs | 2:05PM CT | WGN720

    Yeah but SouthWallace is Spring Training MVP with the play by play. Really helpful when I miss a game and want to catch up quickly on everything I missed