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6 hours ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

Goodness, the Cards have to be feeling bad about trading away Arozarena

They also traded Voit away for Gallegos. They've given away quite a bit of offensive talent for a team that has trouble scoring runs.

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That steal of home last night was fun, shame it didn't work. Had the runner on first deaked I think kershaw gets just enough confused he gets home.

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23 hours ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

Goodness, the Cards have to be feeling bad about trading away Arozarena

Crazy that it was looked as a bad deal at the time trading away Liberatore.

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On 10/25/2020 at 9:57 AM, NWINFan said:

Your analysis here is excellent. People tend to ignore history. That is short-sighted.

Not to mention the fact that some try to compare a league which is pro player run by media savvy professionals like the NBA, vs. a league which where JR staged a coup of any semblance of independent leadership by installing his puppet used car salesman boob commissioner after Bart died and JR eliminated Fay Vincent. JR and his puppet "brain trust" proceeded to cancel the 1994 season and destroy interest in the sport which has never recovered. Interest continues to decrease each season, dwindling like horse racing, boxing, cockfighting and bullfighting.

MLB is also anti-labor/player, and JR is among the firmest hardliners. JR was happy to cancel 1994, and will be just as happy to cancel 2022 and beyond if it means a few dollars more. Compare and contrast to the NBA, where there are enough forward looking professional owners (i.e. not Jerry Reinsdorfs and the Knick's "brain trust") backing progressive leadership to work and seek a healthy relationship with their players, the only reason anyone flips a switch to watch the product. You don't see endless acrimony, cancelled seasons, or dwindling interest with the NBA. Leadership matters.

Failed leadership, largely the result of JR successful coup against Fay Vincent and installation of his puppet commissioner, is why MLB has dropped over 75% in television ratings during JR's 40 years as owner. Compare and contrast to sports run by competent professionals like the NFL (Pete Rozelle) and NBA (David Stern), who ate their lunch, and then some, over the same period. JR sabotaged the NHL by recommending Count Dracula as Commissioner to $ Bill Wirtz, an older version of Jerry, who held power in the NHL to install him three decades ago. Once Bettman is gone, the league may also pass the MLB in fan interest.

One league embraces intelligent independent media savvy owners like Mark Cuban, whereas Reinsdorf and MLB will fight to the death to prevent owners like Mark Cuban from purchasing a MLB team.  JR voted against Cohen with the Mets not because of any concern with his business ethics, he is JR after all, but because he wanted the more malleable / controllable ownership group lead by JLo and ARod.

JR is the reason the Bulls Gar/Pax era lasted as long as it did, and why White Sox fans are stuck Hahn/Williams until JR is gone. Hahn thought Renteria was such a great manager he extended his contracted less than one year ago, and then like a 13 year old girl, dumped him after two bad months. This is what happens when you have lackeys at the controls, who take less due diligence to hire a manager in 2016 than your local Dairy Queen does to hire an ice cream server. The Friends of Jerry Program is the only "thought" process with the White Sox, it's why we are reading about Tony LaRussa being a "leading candidate" by the "South Side Brain Trust". Even the pathetic Bears ownership wouldn't consider bringing Mike Ditka back, who unlike Tony LaRussa, actually won a championship in Chicago.

"Baseball is a mess right now and they have zero vision to see them out of it. I’m thankful they didn’t let me buy a team." https://t.co/W6lIF7mlws

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 18, 2020

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2 hours ago, South Side Hit Men said:

Not to mention the fact that some try to compare a league which is pro player run by media savvy professionals like the NBA, vs. a league which where JR staged a coup of any semblance of independent leadership by installing his puppet used car salesman boob commissioner after Bart died and JR eliminated Fay Vincent. JR and his puppet "brain trust" proceeded to cancel the 1994 season and destroy interest in the sport which has never recovered. Interest continues to decrease each season, dwindling like horse racing, boxing, cockfighting and bullfighting.

MLB is also anti-labor/player, and JR is among the firmest hardliners. JR was happy to cancel 1994, and will be just as happy to cancel 2022 and beyond if it means a few dollars more. Compare and contrast to the NBA, where there are enough forward looking professional owners (i.e. not Jerry Reinsdorfs and the Knick's "brain trust") backing progressive leadership to work and seek a healthy relationship with their players, the only reason anyone flips a switch to watch the product. You don't see endless acrimony, cancelled seasons, or dwindling interest with the NBA. Leadership matters.

Failed leadership, largely the result of JR successful coup against Fay Vincent and installation of his puppet commissioner, is why MLB has dropped over 75% in television ratings during JR's 40 years as owner. Compare and contrast to sports run by competent professionals like the NFL (Pete Rozelle) and NBA (David Stern), who ate their lunch, and then some, over the same period. JR sabotaged the NHL by recommending Count Dracula as Commissioner to $ Bill Wirtz, an older version of Jerry, who held power in the NHL to install him three decades ago. Once Bettman is gone, the league may also pass the MLB in fan interest.

One league embraces intelligent independent media savvy owners like Mark Cuban, whereas Reinsdorf and MLB will fight to the death to prevent owners like Mark Cuban from purchasing a MLB team.  JR voted against Cohen with the Mets not because of any concern with his business ethics, he is JR after all, but because he wanted the more malleable / controllable ownership group lead by JLo and ARod.

JR is the reason the Bulls Gar/Pax era lasted as long as it did, and why White Sox fans are stuck Hahn/Williams until JR is gone. Hahn thought Renteria was such a great manager he extended his contracted less than one year ago, and then like a 13 year old girl, dumped him after two bad months. This is what happens when you have lackeys at the controls, who take less due diligence to hire a manager in 2016 than your local Dairy Queen does to hire an ice cream server. The Friends of Jerry Program is the only "thought" process with the White Sox, it's why we are reading about Tony LaRussa being a "leading candidate" by the "South Side Brain Trust". Even the pathetic Bears ownership wouldn't consider bringing Mike Ditka back, who unlike Tony LaRussa, actually won a championship in Chicago.

"Baseball is a mess right now and they have zero vision to see them out of it. I’m thankful they didn’t let me buy a team." https://t.co/W6lIF7mlws

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 18, 2020

1991 NBA finals rating 15.8

2020 NBA finals ratings 4.0

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The “piece of metal” references should be plentiful tonight or tomorrow. Go Rays, but I think the Dodgers finish it off tonight. 
 

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22 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

1991 NBA finals rating 15.8

2020 NBA finals ratings 4.0

Ratings tanked because the NBA insisted on being at the forefront of protesting and pissing off a majority of their fanbase, hence the awful ratings

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6 minutes ago, T R U said:

Ratings tanked because the NBA insisted on being at the forefront of protesting and pissing off a majority of their fanbase, hence the awful ratings

Everyone's ratings were down this much this fall.  It was the pandemic.

The guy I am responding to seems to believe...

Compare and contrast to sports run by competent professionals like the NFL (Pete Rozelle) and NBA (David Stern), who ate their lunch, and then some, over the same period.

And NBA ratings for the finals were down just as much as the MLB's were.  NHL was down 67% YoY.   Pretty sure JR didn't ruin MLB, NHL, and MLB all the same amounts.  Dude needs to quit letting JR live in his head rent free.

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2 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

That was quick.

Dude is off the charts.

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Anderson has not been the guy he was in the regular season....Cash should definitely get roasted.

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17 minutes ago, Tony said:

Kevin Cash is going to get destroyed, and rightfully so...

Everything pointed to it being the wrong choice. Betts is horrible against LHP and Anderson has been a pitching machine.

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I have always been of the belief the more pitchers you use the greater the chance a person just doesn't have it and it can cost you.

Snell was filthy.  I know that's the TB MO but I dont like it. 

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When they took out Snell, my feeling at the time was they deserve to lose.

Happy for Kershaw. He doesn't have to worry about his legacy in any way now. 

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Jfc Turner caught COVID in the World Series bubble which probably means someone else in this celebration has it right now unless it’s a false positive quick test.

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25 minutes ago, Harry Chappas said:

I have always been of the belief the more pitchers you use the greater the chance a person just doesn't have it and it can cost you.

Snell was filthy.  I know that's the TB MO but I dont like it. 

The Dodgers used 7 pitchers you know and it didn't cost them

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11 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

Jfc Turner caught COVID in the World Series bubble which probably means someone else in this celebration has it right now unless it’s a false positive quick test.

This opens up so many questions. 2020 continues to be such a villain.

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5 hours ago, Tony said:

Kevin Cash is going to get destroyed, and rightfully so...

But I thought managers don't matter according to a certain poster.. :)

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