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Two-Gun Pete last won the day on September 22 2018

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  1. Is that still a thing? [Asking, 'cause my middle-aged brain isn't 100% on top of what the kids are saying these days.]
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Totally agree with all of this. Why wasn't there some "lead time" to release this announcement? Why wasn't the statement that Walensky gave more thoroughly vetted? Masking has been a reasonably-effective measure that for some is a carrot, whereas a stick for others. Why not use this "carrot-and-stick" to get us further along in terms of vaccination rates? Nope! Rip off that band-aid, and go with the time-tested Honor System!
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Look, in no way am I debating the medical science, as you appear to be doing here. Open? Don't open? Whatever the public health science says is, is what it should be. I take issue with the shitty application of SOCIAL science with respect to this announcement: 1. NO ONE was privy to the decision, not even Biden, prior to the announcement. How, exactly are policies supposed to be INTELLIGENTLY crafted, with ZERO foreknowledge? How are state/county/local governments supposed to gear up? How are businesses supposed to adapt their practices? How is anyone supposed to know who is vaccinated? 2. The whipsaw back-and-forth issuance of decrees is confusing to the public: A month ago, vaccinated people could gather in small groups unmasked. TODAY? We're all on the fucking honor system, and fuck any sort of burden of proof! 3. In society, we don't give out bonuses to citizens when they follow the rules, we PUNISH offenders, whether its a speeding ticket, all the way up to serial murder. But there's a burden of proof to penalize. With this stoopud fucking Honor System announcement, exactly WHO will fess up to being unvaccinated? WHO, exactly, will tell the truth? What Dr. Walensky has moronically done is to punish those of us who follow the rules. Or young children, for whom no vaccine yet exists. Or for families who HAVE young, unvaccinated children. And what if there's a variant out there for which we now have neither a vaccine, nor treatment? HOW will Dr. Dumbass get the American populace to believe what the CDC is selling in the future? Or if we have to go back to masking, HOW will Dr. Dumbass get the red hat types that watch what Greg watches to buy in? In effect, you're asking, "should we open up, yes or no?" I don't believe this is the right question to ask here. Instead, I believe that we should have asked, "HOW should we open up?" For me, this harebrained announcement by the CDC will be seen as a major fuckup. Were I Biden, I would ask for Walensky's resignation, as well as the resignations of any of the imbeciles who helped her come up with this announcement, AND failed to inform Biden beforehand. NOT for political purposes, but for POLICY/messaging purposes, so that we as a people can model proper behaviors going forward.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Greg, you clearly have no clue, or are (once again) deliberately pretending that you have no clue. So, here, I'll help you: Look up "Mask Karen" here Greg, remember how you lost your shit about wearing a mask a year ago? Remember how you bitched about how "you couldn't breathe" with a mask? Remember how you whined about social distancing, and not being able to go to your favorite places at the beginning of the pandemic? Now, multiply that across millions of ignoramuses who b**** about "mah freedums," and you tell us how that would work for flu seasons. After all, the assholes on your favorite network tell you how your freedums are being taken away by radical leftist socialists all day. (And deliberately make you stupider.)
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Wait, what? Back when KW's 40 time got him onto stanford's FB team, neither an SAT, nor an ACT score were required for admission. Nor was a GPA of any sort required for so-called "student"-athletes on scholarship. None of these things became REQUIREMENTS for admission to NCAA schools until after the advent of Prop-48. The other side of the coin is that, ya know, ya gotta actually, like, complete the degree. Otherwise, you're just a high school graduate. [And one that got his diploma before the advent of "no pass, no play" laws in California.] Neither Getz nor KW really conform to the industry norms of having multiple advanced degrees to serve in high positions within a FO nowadays.
  6. Two-Gun Pete

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I think they screwed the pooch on this one. In effect, they want Americans to go on the honor system. IOW, how, exactly does one ABSOLUTELY KNOW that someone else is "fully vaccinated?" How does a business KNOW, FOR SURE that that customer is vaccinated? Most folks who moronically assign a political meaning to masking are the types to refuse vaccination/lie about getting one. They could/should have differentiated between public spaces and private spaces for maskless gatherings, OR put in language urging businesses to maintain mask guidelines, without MANDATING them. We're only at ~35% fully vaccinated, which means that there are still plenty of fat fuck 'muricans for COVID to feast upon. And to create new variants. At best, this is only going to create confusion and "mask Karens" everywhere. At worst, this can fuck up our progress on this pandemic.
  7. It just threw me for a loop, given that the most of us are midwesterners, and I'd associated "brah" with an entirely different place/culture. Nah, I didn't think it was an insult or attack by any means; i just think its weird to go with that word choice. I dont see bro/brah as the same word/different spelling, because a word, if used by someone outside its source group could be "co-opty." "Brah?" Really?
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    White Sox #1 in latest ESPN MLB ranking.

    Yeah, you're so right. I mean, we get the Commissioner's Trophy for being #1 in a clickbait piece, right?
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    So, here's a novel idea for you: You COULD, like, not post in this thread. You COULD read about and post in other threads. Just a thought. Or here's another novel idea: To this point in the season, one can be pleased with the team's performance, AND believe that TLR has earned every fucking ounce of ridicule he's gotten so far. Like, at the same time, even! It ain't that hard to do.
  10. Why is it "brah," not "bro?" "Brah" just seems wrong. Edit: Wait, are you trying to come off as a Hawaiian surfer dude? Or co-opting Hawaiian pidgin? "Brah" still seems wrong here, unless you're a Hawaiian surfer dude.
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    Adam Eaton v. Joc Pederson v. Nomar Mazara

    I've seen players suck before, but Mazara just plain sucks. I mean, he's the suckiest suck that ever sucked. I gotta go, my damn wiener kids are listening.
  12. Two-Gun Pete

    Twins series

    I don't get amped up watching this team beat up on AAAA KC, Cincinnati, or AAA Detroit. I don't get excited about this team being rated in the Top 3 of power rankings, after having beaten turd teams. I WOULD like this team to up their game against better competition. Here's their chance to prove their mettle, coming up against the twins and the yankmees [with lightweights KC and Baltimore sprinkled in for good measure]. White Sox Nation expects that every man will do his duty. Let's see it.
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    When will injured players be back and who will they replace?

    Is there any news on Jace Fry? My googling skills have turned up nothing. I saw that he'd been transferred to the 60 day IL back in April, but that was to open up a spot for the awesome -0.2 fWAR that Nick Williams added. Is he done for the year? Thanks in advance.
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    That's a shutout in KC White Sox Winner

    Can't disagree. Hahn has to save TLR from himself. He's gotta get rid of Lamb and Williams, because they just outright suck. At the same time, I actually don't want Mendick here. He should be in Charlotte, taking Innings in the OF, so he can eventually take Leury's spot. But bitching about the 5th OF in the depth chart sucking at baseball (Leury) seems a bit misplaced, IMO.
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    That's a shutout in KC White Sox Winner

    Agreed with this, except that Leury would be any manager's guy, given this 40 man roster. For better or worse, he's the only guy in the 40 man who can cromulently stand at 8 defensive positions and not totally crap his pants. The true issue is that this FO either hasn't emphasized versatility in drafting/developing young players, or hasn't bothered to seek out versatile players in acquisitions. The other clowns you posted in red shouldn't be on a MLB roster, let alone get significant PA art this level.
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