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1 hour ago, Rico said:

I have all but resigned myself to watching golf and NASCAR for the rest of the summer.

There's a full slate of Premier League action all weekend starting today. Bundesliga has been back for several weeks, and MLS kicks off July 8th with a World Cup style tournament. Get on board! 

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21 hours ago, LIHoosier said:

Baseball's back!!! and there's gonna be 16 playoff teams this year cuz why not go full crazy?

I want to get excited about it, but no fans, the NL DH and everyone getting in the playoffs makes it seems more like a Japanese gameshow. Too gimmicky. 

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3 hours ago, mdn82 said:

Marlins game today just got cancelled with 4 players testing positive in 3 days.

So was the Yankees game, they were set to play the Phillies tonight.

Frankly, there was always going to be an outbreak.  Clubhouses, dugouts can be cleaned but players can still unknowingly spread it.  About the only way this season could continue was to accept that not every team would play the same number of games; with such a short season there aren't enough off days to reschedule many if any games.

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These are amazing numbers.  What might have been.

Consider that Ted Williams has these career numbers:

2654 H

525 2B

521 HR

1798 R

1839 RBI

2021 BB

AND YET:  Lost his age 24, 25, and 26 seasons to WWII.  Lost almost two more full years to the Korean War.

 

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I miss Adrian Beltre.  Guy loved the game.  Retired at the end of 2018 at 39 but could have put in at least a couple of more years.....if he had played two more full years, he would have ended as a 3500 hit, 500 home run player.  Only ONE player is in that club (Hank Aaron).

As it was, he ended up with 3,165 hits -- more than George Brett, Tony Gwynn, and Robin Yount, and 477 home runs -- more than Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, and Dave Kingman.

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17 minutes ago, Rico said:

Play-off baseball is here.  Love it.

 

My son is a tried and true obsessive Marlins fan. 

He may be the only one.

Today is his Super Bowl, national championship, Xmas morning. All wrapped up in one. So I am very much hoping that the Marlins, having made the playoffs for the first time since 2003(!), and finished above .500 for the first time since 2008(!!), beat the dogshirt out of the Cubs.

Amen!

 

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