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    Apparently MLB front offices are interested in this guy now.
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    Cubs thread 2k19

    He's literally taking a screenshot and pasting it into the comment instead of simply hitting the quote button for some reason.
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    I'd wager that a majority of this board's members are millennials. The oldest of that generation are almost 40 now.
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    Passing a Runner after hitting a home run

    My wife hates this rule and constantly complains about it. My explanation is that every other recorded out in the game requires the ball to end up in somebody's glove. If the ball is laying out the ground or even hits the ground first, it can't be recorded as an out. I actually like the fact that it's still recorded as a strikeout though because it's still the 3rd strike in the AB.
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    **SPOILER THREAD * Avengers Endgame * SPOILER THREAD*

    Speaking of that ceremony... In case anyone else was wondering who that lone teenager standing off by himself was.
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    What Now?

    What now? I think we'll all pretty much do what we've been doing these last several years...
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    Ozuna climbs fence and holds on to try catch

    I've always heard that the rule is that as long as any part of the fielder's body is in the field of play when the catch is made, it counts. That's how we got this:
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    Let's not adopt Cub rituals, Sox fans

    Here'a another cringe-worthy article from 2011.
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    Let's not adopt Cub rituals, Sox fans

    This has been happening for years and not just in Chicago. Here's an example from 2013 in Pittsburgh. https://www.mlb.com/video/fan-throws-back-home-run-ball/c-27156081
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    Why was Matt Davidson Dropped?

    This thread was created one day too early.
  11. Honestly, the amount of coverage any team gets by a newspaper is almost irrelevant as the newspaper industry is slowing dying off. If you want coverage on a specific team, you can find it online. I think the last time I actually looked at a physical copy of our local Rockford newspaper, it was maybe 4 or 6 pages total. Front page, local news, world news, weather, sports, comics. Maybe a page devoted to each. 20 years ago it was easily double that.
  12. Probably because the Sky are a (to use baseball terms) a major league team and all the others with the exception of the Fire are minor league teams. I don't know about the print version of the paper, but they have a bunch of stories on the Fire on their website. https://chicago.suntimes.com/section/fire-soccer/ But I don't know that there's a whole lot of interest in MLS in the city compared to the 4 major sports.
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    College Cheating Scandal F.Huffman/L.Loughlin

    Neither one is ok.
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    College Cheating Scandal F.Huffman/L.Loughlin

    Maybe it's just me but paying people to take the kids ACT or SAT for them and bribing coaches to say the kids were athletes to get lower admission rates =/= donations.
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    DNA Testing

    I read an article once that this is one of those unexpected consequences that comes up during these tests. Suddenly unknown pregnancies and/or infidelities come to light that were previous unknown or unspoken.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    Sure, that's the common reaction. But imagine you are a 15 year old kid with hopes of going to college and becoming a major league player at some point. Then your parents and lawyers are telling you that if this goes to trial that the story will get out and there's a chance, however small, that you may still be found guilty. That even if you are found innocent, there were still be people that judge you for even being accused of the crime. BUT, if you just plead guilty since you are still a minor, this will all go away and eventually be erased from your record and nobody will ever know a thing about it. It's not an easy choice.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    Honestly, I think innocent people pleading guilty to crimes they didn't commit happens way more often than we realize. Of course everyone always says they would never do it. But until you are put into that situation, you never really know. Especially if you are a young, scared kid getting either zero help from any adults or attorneys or getting advice that its the best thing to avoid a long, drawn out legal battle that will end up ruining your name and reputation even if you are eventually found to be innocent. This is slightly off-topic but I just recently listened to a podcast that had a story about a 19-year-old single mother who was also homeless that happened to be charged with murder. After spending 18 hours in an interrogation room with no lawyer and worrying what was going to happen to her 6 week old daughter, she eventually pled guilty to the crime. The cops believed her confession because she was able to give them details that only the killer would know. They later found proof that she couldn't have been the killer and the case went into the cold case files. 10 years later when they went back and looked at the taped confession they realized that they had unknowingly fed her the information that she knew about the case. The literally showed her receipts from when the killer took the victims credit card and used it at various stores and restaurants. Then later when she was able to tell them where his credit card was used, they thought that was the proof that she did it. Again, I'm not saying that's what happened in this case. Just that I think it happens way more often than people realize.
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    Jerry, KW, & Hahn Kill SouthSideSox (sorta)

    I guarantee you're not the only one.
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    Jerry, KW, & Hahn Kill SouthSideSox (sorta)

    It's Lip and like a dozen other people. Half the moderators don't even post anymore.
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    2019 Video Game Thread

    I finally hit 100% completion on RDR2. There are a couple of little things that I haven't finished. Mostly finding a few animals and there are a handful of trophies that I didn't get and probably never will. I'm not really interested in the online mode but I may go back at some point and check it out. I just feel like moving on and playing something else now. I heard someone once say that the level of detail and the sheer amount of things to do and discover in the game make it difficult to play other games now. It's kind of true as I'm now playing South Park Fractured But Whole and it's on the complete opposite of the spectrum from RDR2. Although I'm enjoying it so far. Should be able to finish this game up a lot faster. Then it'll probably be on to Kingdom Hearts The story So Far. I've only played KH1 and KH2. I never played any of the other smaller (for lack of a better term) games in the series. So I have a lot of catching up to do.
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    A couple questions about spring training

    I think they do have multiple games every day. Not necessarily split squad games but they'll have the "regular" game and then they have another game or 2 on the the "B" fields. On the other hand though, you don't want to spread the rosters too thin either. They typically let the main guys get 2 or 3 ABs and then put in someone else in the later innings.
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    2019 Celebrity Death Thread

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    Why you should not want Reinsdorf to sell the SOX

    Seems to have worked out for the Cubs...