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    The TLR Manager Thread

    LaRussa should have kept his mouth shut and dealt with this in-house.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Not following a sign from the dugout is an issue. But TLR could have just left it at that. Instead he had to go all lame old school and soft and squishy and apologize to the other team...AND say all that bullshit publicly.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Twitter seems to largely disagree with TLR. Heyman and Passan are two of the more well-known names defensing Yermin.
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    5/18 White Sox @ Twins 6:40 PM

    Pine tar poisoning.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Chances Mercedes sits tonight: Increasing?
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    The Beer Thread

    The thread about the Goose Island Sox beer seemed to generate some good conversation around beer. And since I'm a big fan of beer, I figured why not start a thread to discuss this wonderful beverage. I call myself a beer snob, but I'm not against "slumming" with Miller Lite at a party or when destroying a plate of wings. I've tried about 600 different beers, and when I talk about this people ask what my favorite beer ever is. That's hard to answer, mainly because it depends on what I'm in the mood for. However, a few exceptional ones are Founders Breakfast Stout, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and Three Floyd's Zombie Dust. Also, Hoegaarden is one I can always drink. I'm loving the numerous craft beer joints popping up over the past couple years. Around Will County there are quite a few really good ones with some great beers. A few standouts are Mad Hatchet, Elder Brewing, and Werk Force. I used to track all of my beers on RateBeer, but someone recently turned me onto Untapped, which is basically Facebook for beer lovers. Anyone else use Untapped? Now I'm thirsty.
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    5/18 White Sox @ Twins 6:40 PM

    Does Mercedes get plunked today?
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    Grandal

    He's not even hitting Madrigal's weight, but the OBP is impressive. I do think that if he were swinging the bat more, especially at the close pitches, he'd be getting more hits. I don't know if his BA would be close to his career norm, but it would be higher. It truly is impressive how good of an eye he has.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    I'm torn on Mercedes hitting that HR in that situation. Part of me is fine with it. The other part of me wishes he would have hit it farther.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Yeah, but if he actually tried he'd have an OBP of .500. All he wants to do is make music videos with hot women.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Stone definitely holds a grudge against Moncada for some reason. The way he said it, too - "Yoan deciding to run instead of letting the line drive go through." Unless Yoan was standing on first base when the ball was hit (which no runner ever would be), there was absolutely nothing he could do. Any base runner would have been doubled up.
  12. Stone obviously has something against Yoan. There’s not a base runner that would not have been doubled ip.
  13. Could have probably just said that Abreu is out with a sore body the way the weekend went for him. Let's hope he didn't pull an Eloy and blow out his ankle celebrating.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Yoan definitely does not have the same personality as TA or Abreu or Hendriks (of course, Hendriks is unique). I think the best way to describe Moncada is to say he quietly goes about his business and is one of the best. None of us can say what kind of teammate he is, and it would be speculation if we did say. We also really don't know how hard he works outside of the games. He may work his ass off and prepare as hard as anyone. He obviously puts in a lot of work, but maybe he could work harder. Who knows.
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    White Sox winner

    Gallagher's reaction leads me to believe he didn't think he tagged him. He just laid there like a slug in the dirt. If he thought he tagged him, he would have most likely been right to his feet arguing. The home plate umpire had a great look at the play - it was right in front of him. The review showed no conclusive evidence to overturn the call. One could argue the call was "not overturned" vs. "confirmed", but I think he was safe. It was a spectacular slide.
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    White Sox winner

    Interesting stat mentioned on the post game yesterday: After a loss, the Sox are 13-2. This is pretty significant and one of the reasons why they are in first place. Sox teams of the past, even the recent past, had trouble getting going again after losses. I still can't stop thinking about how damn good this team would be with Eloy and Robert.
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    White Sox winner

    Not a chance. There are about 4 or 5 guys ahead of him.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    I like Steve Stone, but his assertion that Moncada is lazy is...bad. Moncada has a shit ton if talent and makes a lot of things look effortless, especially on defense. He does have swagger, but it’s a more subdued swagger, definitely in comparison to TA. The guy is one of the best 3Bs in baseball. Lazy players don’t become the best in their field.
  19. Kept the pitch count down at least
  20. In case you guys didn’t know, Nicky Lopez is from Naperville.
  21. I can’t stop watching Vaughn’s HR. That swing.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    It will be interesting how businesses react to the CDC's mask mandate update. No business will be able to check each person to see if they have had their shots. If a store or bar or restaurant says vaccinated customers don't need to wear a mask, I would imagine most people will not wear a mask in their establishment, vaccinated or not. I would hope that the vaccinated people will still outnumber the non-vaccinated (especially the anti-vaxxers) and it ultimately won't matter. But we'll get to a point, probably rather soon, when we'll be at a stagnant percentage of fully vaccinated people. Hopefully the percentage will be enough to keep the virus down and outbreaks can be managed. Let's face it (pun intended), we're all tired of wearing masks. The CDC has said you can lose the mask if you're vaccinated. I think most people will stop wearing masks, and we'll start to see businesses drop mask mandates. I'm somewhat torn. I do think as a fully vaccinated person, I have the right to stop wearing my mask as long as where I am doesn't have a mandate. But I think I'll feel...I don't know if guilty is the right word...seeing others wear masks when I'm not. I do think many establishments will keep mask policies in place for a while longer, which makes it easy. Once mandates are dropped (in businesses) and I start to see more and more people not wearing masks, I'll probably shed mine. All this being said, I've liked going damn near 18 months without a cold or the flu or a fever or a stomach virus. I could see mask-wearing being seasonal and plenty of people with masks in flu season. They obviously work.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I think Pfizer and Moderna are similar in efficacy. One shot gives you 75%-80% protection and the second shot gives you 95% protection.
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