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About raBBit

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    Konerko Grand Slam 2005 WS Game 2
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  1. raBBit

    What if Yermin Mercedes keeps hitting?

    Let's just put Vaughn wherever the injured/struggling player is. Madrigal continues to be a clutz at second, Vaughn to 2B. Moncada can't hit lefties, Vaughn plays 3B against lefties. Collins can't block balls every fifth game, get Vaughn the shin guards.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    No worries. The way I responded to caulfield's post could be confusing to others I get so that's on me. I just don't want to be put in a position where opinions I didn't make are being attribute to me. Chicago is like 22% or so for the first homestand. Take with a grain of salt, but I heard if there are no issues with the Sox/Cubs first homestands there will be 30% capacity at the second homestand.
  3. Not to mention this new move him and his sons are making to buy out the other owners. Sox ownership group is really old and his sons are buying out these guys that don't have any marketability to sell their equity for fair value. I imagine he'll be able to amass a more significant share of ownership, hand over control to his sons with minimal penalty in the exchange and the additional equity in the team acquired will come at a discount. It doesn't seem right at all but Reinsdorf truly is brilliant pulling off everything he does.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    You quoted what I said in reference to the Sox and Cubs (where social distancing measures in place) and conflated it to the Rangers (where they had full capacity). On this page I said, "-My post was in response to 20% capacity in Chicago." "The Sox and the Cubs got permission from the city and state to operate their businesses. They are following the CDC guidelines." "As someone with immunity who goes to Sox games with people who have immunity (father, uncle, girlfriend, best friend, etc.), why should I have to stay home from an event that is outside and following CDC guidelines?" I never addressed the Rangers outside of pointing to the fact that they hadn't had a home game yet (at the time of that post). I specifically clarified prior to you posting on this page that what I was saying was in response to Chicago and the Sox (Cubs too) and not the Rangers. I don't know why you're trying to twist what I said - I am going to assume it is because you are a proponent of perpetual COVID style life and needed to misrepresent what I said to poke holes and validate your thoughts. No one who disagrees with crowds needs to attend these games...
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    City Connect Jersey?

    Obviously the Boston Marathon tragedy was bad, but those jerseys awfully ugly.
  6. raBBit

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    A full capacity wouldn't allow for social distancing. I was arguing for limited capacity. You can respond to my post directly (it's on this page) instead of trying to misrepresent what I said.
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    All-Star Game to Colorado

    You'll notice Balta won't address specifically what is wrong and if pressed to, he will likely lock the thread once it deviates from his accepted form politics (theory as opposed to facts). Apparently Balta doesn't believe the ASG was moved to Denver, he doesnt care about the citizens and businesses in Atlanta affected, doesn't believe that Colorado has voter ID laws, doesn't believe Atlanta opposed these new laws, etc. All of these facts are easily verifiable with quick google searches. When wrong, stick to the argument by authority. That approach doesn't work in the real world but it is certainly easier than forming a retort based on reason and evidence.
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    All-Star Game to Colorado

    It has also been rumored that Manfred is considering starting every inning of the All Star Game with a guy on second.
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    All-Star Game to Colorado

    For those who haven't been paying attention to this story. Georgia has had election fraud in the past two elections. They passed election laws to require voter ID among other things. Manfred says that's racist and takes the All Star Game away from Atlanta - a city that opposed the new state election laws. Voter ID was the main issue. Manfred then moves the ASG to Denver. So in short, in order to combat supposedly racist voter ID laws, Manfred took away the ASG and all of its related revenues from the MLB's highest % black city and moved it to Denver (the highest white % city in the MLB). Also, Colorado has voter ID laws. So basically, Manfred established that the MLB is woke and against "racism", the local business owners and citizens of Atlanta have been penalized, and the ASG is still in a state that requires voter ID for elections which was the reason the ASG had to be moved in the first place. Manfred = Facts < Optics.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    One of Caulfield's tangents in his post questioned me about the Rangers and their 100% capacity. I never said anything about the Rangers or 100% capacity so not sure why you are showing me this. If you read my posts, I was speaking about what's happening here in Chicago with 20% capacity. I am a proponent of the wait-and-see approach. Start with 25% the first two homestands - no issues? Move up to the 35%. Next two homestands no issues? Move up to to 50%.
  11. That's now what I said. Their projections for the Sox are not accurate though.
  12. I work in a related field myself. I know what the Sox people think of the Forbes projections. I don't have any asymmetric info compared to the public but I know people who do and despite this being what Forbes does they don't do a great job - at least with regard to the Sox. People take these numbers seriously and they probably have no idea they are bs.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

  14. How does Forbes even start to go about projecting the financials of a private company? I don't get it at all.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    You're free to stay home. I don't find it deeply unfortunate that people have the free will to do what they want. If masks and socially distancing work, why are you worried about outside baseball games? The risk of COVID spread outside is not high. Add in mandated social distancing and masks and what's the issue? Cases as aren't important as deaths and hospitalizations. The most vulnerable are vaccinated. The curve has been flattened with hospitalizations. As someone with immunity who goes to Sox games with people who have immunity (father, uncle, girlfriend, best friend, etc.), why should I have to stay home from an event that is outside and following CDC guidelines? Do you not believe in masks and social distancing? Do you not believe in the vaccines?