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by Splendid Splinter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3738
Views: 207876

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I heard this from a buddy of mine that Joey Gallo hasn't made a sacrifice (bunt/hit or fly) yet in his career.
by Splendid Splinter
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2672
Views: 131013

Re: TV thread

I honestly like season 2 more. The quality of the storyline was just as good (if not better because of Farouk), but horsefeathers GOT REAL the last couple episodes. Season 2 finale was one of my favorite mainly because I have zero clue which route they'll take for episode 1 of season 3.
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2672
Views: 131013

Re: TV thread

After that Legion season 2 finale, I'm kinda worried about anything he'd do to anyone. ...I haven't seen it yet. Only two episodes in. My expectations should be low? It's not the quality (which remains, IMO, awesome) so much as the content. I'll be curious to see what you think. This. It's just as ...
by Splendid Splinter
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1309
Views: 63402

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

Smith is now the only draft pick left unsigned. This is pretty ridiculous. Smith's agent is trying to get a clause out of the contract. Basically it's about the new hitting/leading with helmet rule. Supposedly, if a player gets suspended with this new rule (I'm going to assume that you got to do it...
by Splendid Splinter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Non-prospect that had the best MLB career?
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: Non-prospect that had the best MLB career?

CubInOK wrote:Albert Pujols.


Thought about him, but iirc, he was considered a top 50 prospect pre-2001 season by someone.
by Splendid Splinter
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-6-18
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-6-18

Sean Rodriguez is playing 3B for the Indy Indians tonight and so far has struck out on 3 pitches and had a soft line drive bounce off his glove and I am having a lot of fun laughing very loudly at him. That reminds me. I need to go down for an Indians game. I haven't been checking out the minors mu...
by Splendid Splinter
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Time and Turning 50
Replies: 44
Views: 1417

Re: Time and Turning 50

I have 125 ppl in my class and it's our 15 year reunion this year. Nobody in my class or their spouse have passed away yet. Pretty lucky in that regard, but I know of at least 7 of my classmates have already lost a child due to stillborn, choked on something, fell from their crib, disease, etc. I ho...
by Splendid Splinter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Golf thread
Replies: 148
Views: 10752

Re: Golf thread

It seems like this convo about players/USGA happens every 3-4 years. Anyone remember Chambers Bay? How long and brutal/horsefeathers conditions it was in? Every player complained about that course afterwards. Hell, I remember some US Opens where +5 was the winning score. Put me in the camp that havi...
by Splendid Splinter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 25258

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

First comp that came to mind to me for Hoerner was Michael Young.
by Splendid Splinter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 25258

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane... You should watch video of his curveball. It's crazy impressive. Best curveball and breaking ball in the draft by far. I'm sure I can find a gif somewhere... https://twitter.com/mlananna/status/897883715854110720 Yeah I knew his curve is filthy, but di...
by Splendid Splinter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 25258

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...
by Splendid Splinter
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 25258

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

So 8 picks in a hour. Pretty quick.
by Splendid Splinter
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

I envy that you seemingly missed all of the "is Kobe the next Jordan?/Kobe IS the next Jordan"-talk. Didn’t seem as prominent though I wasn’t AS big into the NBA until LeBron joined the heat Because Kobe wasn’t so clearly better than Jordan And I don't care what anybody says, Shaq was the...
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

How anyone can actually sit here and say Michael Jordan was better at basketball than Lebron James blows my mind. Lebron is the best and most complete athlete to play any sport I've ever had the pleasure to watch. I got into a debate with one of my friends this past weekend about the best and most ...
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

And someone explain me to me BR's approach to PER, Win Shares, VORP and box minutes. To a dunce like me, these all seem like cumulative value stats; how do they relate to each other? How reliable are they? BR has pages for those stats... https://www.basketball-reference.com/about/ws.html https://ww...
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

Here's another thing I don't get. Why isn't LeBron on the block on that FT? I get it if in case of a fast transition to maybe win, but 4.7 secs left and iirc Warriors had a timeout left.
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

soccer10k wrote:My god JR is an idiot.


That's an understatement and he had an easy put back too. Lol
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

That's why I keep asking if BR's numbers are any good; they seemingly have these cumulative rating and value stats, but are they just bunk at this point? From a purely subjective meatball standpoint, I picked half a dozen "best NBA players of all time" lists from within the last two years...
by Splendid Splinter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 16621

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

Again, I don't know what BasR's rep is, but going by them Love has managed to have one peak Pippen-level season so far. And they seemingly have Pippen, at worst, being only a bit better than Wade. What are you looking at? I'm looking at those three and it looks like Pippen is the worst of the three...
by Splendid Splinter
Sat May 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2672
Views: 131013

Re: TV thread

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Glad to see The Expanse picked up.


By who?
by Splendid Splinter
Wed May 23, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2672
Views: 131013

Re: TV thread

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Banedon wrote:Ugh, just saw the LA2V news, snood. Sorry man.

I think this was the last remaining fox show for me


I like how Gotham somehow outlast all these shows.
by Splendid Splinter
Tue May 22, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Manny Machado Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 469
Views: 34154

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

https://twitter.com/laurencomitor/status/998668328288903169 I don't like the bad haircut. I'm kinda digging the tiger cardigan he's wearing -- should be wearing a cubs and/or bears cardigan if he really wants to send a signal about coming here. I'm even more perplexed about making a trade for him n...
by Splendid Splinter
Sun May 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3105
Views: 141176

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

TomtheBombadil wrote:
snoodmonger wrote:Deadpool 2 was fun and I'm in love with the actress who played Domino.


Vanessa from Atlanta


Zazie Beetz is her name FWIW.
by Splendid Splinter
Tue May 15, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1157
Views: 82255

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Where does Vlad Jr. rank among prospects of the 21st century? He's hitting .397/.447/.645 with an 8.5% K rate and almost 10% BB rate in 142 AA PAs this year. His $3.9 million bonus is the second highest for a 16 YO ever behind Michael Ynoa, easily the highest since the new IFA rules. He's in the sa...
by Splendid Splinter
Tue May 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1157
Views: 82255

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Where does Vlad Jr. rank among prospects of the 21st century? He's hitting .397/.447/.645 with an 8.5% K rate and almost 10% BB rate in 142 AA PAs this year. His $3.9 million bonus is the second highest for a 16 YO ever behind Michael Ynoa, easily the highest since the new IFA rules. He's in the sa...

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