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  1. skooch

    Eloy Out 6-8 Weeks

    Eloy = DH with a courtesy runner.
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    Alec Hansen Retires

    (sigh) No more 12K 10BB games to look forward to anymore.
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    Late Break

    The Physics of a Curveball Physicists would argue that the late break is an illusion. That there are no forces that could account for such an abrupt change in the Magnus Effect. In fact the slowing forward velocity and rotation due to drag should decrease the effect.
  4. You didn't "cast doubt". You essentially called him a liar. Learn the difference. I don't have any idea if it happened and neither do you. You come across as such an arrogant ass.
  5. Well, it's not beyond belief that a person wouldn't want to have their 80th birthday bash in the middle of covid. Maybe they feel better about the situation and decided to have it now. Why not in July, you ask? Well, with so many baseball people involved in it, it's also reasonable to think that they would wait until after the World Series. Didn't that just end? No MLB manager would say those things in the media. How they talk in person off the record, I have no idea. Apparently, TLR and Sammy Hagar have some history: https://fullinbloom.com/sammy-hagar-tony-la-russa-showing-me-how-to-throw-a-baseball-properly-flashback-friday-2007/ https://patch.com/california/walnutcreek/calendar/event/20210311/995064/tony-la-russa-s-arf-stars-to-rescue-virtual-2021-walnut-creek "Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) once again brings a dynamic mix of talent with the 30th annual Stars to the Rescue, this time in an all-new virtual format. "This year’s star-studded show features musicians and comedians from the past 29 years of Stars to the Rescue for a special reunion special, including Gloria Estefan, Luke Combs, Trace Adkins, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Bruce Hornsby, The Doobie Brothers, and more! " Maybe the guy offered to buy him a beer and didn't realize that SW wasn't serving beer. Or, maybe he offered to buy him a beer after they got off the plane. Or maybe he's just one of those people who seem to reflexively offer to buy people beer to be friendly. But once again we will defer to your omniscience and ability to definitively make claims after being presented with only shreds of evidence.
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    Sox playoff tickets on Sale Wed 2pm

    So, at these low interest rates, we're really talking about $1k/wk on the entire $100 million. Hardly a reason to hold back people's money. And I seriously doubt you'd get much more interest for having a large sum. Bank's are awash in cash. I don't think they really even want it.
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    Sox playoff tickets on Sale Wed 2pm

    0.05% per day compounded daily? That's over 20% per year. (1.0005)^365-1 ~ 0.2. I need to get the name of your bank. 0.05%/yr compounded daily, that's more like $50k/yr or about $1k/wk.
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    Sox fans were amazing last night!

    Maybe because sometimes no lead is safe with our bullpen?
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    9/15 GT: Angels @ White Sox, 7:10

    Sounds like a character from the Marvel Universe.
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    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    Henceforth, he shall be known as Billy "Baroo" Hamilton
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    9/5- White Sox at Royals, 1:10

    The LAA series is at home, so it's "only" 11 in a row on the road . The remaining September schedule is: @KC, 3@OAK, 3BOS, 3LAA, 3@TEX, 3@DET, 5@CLE, 2CIN. That's 8H/14R remaining in September after today. With the final three at home vs. DET, that makes the remaining schedule 11H/14R with 17 games against non-playoff teams and 5 of the 8 against playoff teams at home. Not too bad.
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    8/20 Games

    Not sure if people are aware, but the Barons/Smokies game is on Marquee right now. And also again tomorrow night at 8:00 pm
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    "The bottom (empty) row is the first game of the season ...". I simply wasn't sure how to classify that, so I separated it out.
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    Liam Hendriks 2021 stats by "calendar days between appearances". The bottom (empty) row is the first game of the season and the entry for "6" is last night where as noted above, I've defined "DaysRest" as the number of calendar days between appearances. Unless I've made a mistake with the data, I don't really think the data supports the 5+ days part of your thesis. If by "5+" you literally mean five whole days of rest and then pitching on the 6th+ day following, then you've limited yourself to only 2 data points comprising 2 IP). He has been a perfectly cromulent pitcher in all but one of those appearances (again, not accounting for the first game of the season vs. LAA). However, what you said about back-to-back games seems to be valid. Perhaps having such potentially high-leverage situations in a short period of time in the playoffs is exactly why the FO felt the need to make the move for Kimbrel.