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by Bertz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 90
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

I'm also curious to see if MLB makes the Cardinals play those 2 games against the Tigers if they end up in a tied scenario where they are 29-29 and other teams are 30-30, or if they'll just go to the tiebreakers since the winning percentage is identical. Or if they finish 30-28 and the Reds finish ...
by Bertz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 3: Chicago BEARS @ Atlanta Falcons
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Week 3: Chicago BEARS @ Atlanta Falcons



HUGE swing game for the playoff odds
by Bertz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 90
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

Brett had a good point in his post this AM Jeff Passan has a long final week writeup, and amid the possible chaos in the lower seeds of the postseason race, one thing becomes clear: you’re probably hoping the Cubs match up with the Phillies in the opening round of the playoffs. For one thing, they’v...
by Bertz
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 4803

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

by Bertz
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7279
Views: 676380

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Q is starting tomorrow, hopefully he looks good like he did before the lat injury in the shorter 30-50 pitch bursts. He could be a useful multi inning weapon in the playoffs as an opener/bullpen option. Yeah I would love to see if a Q-Alzolay piggyback could work. SSS but Alzolay has been murder on...
by Bertz
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 2: NY Giants @ Chicago BEARS Home Opener
Replies: 151
Views: 2522

Re: Week 2: NY Giants @ Chicago BEARS Home Opener



Bears >50/50 to make the playoffs now. They're not a good team (currently 19th in DVOA, and that's not schedule adjusted), but two banked wins are two banked wins.
by Bertz
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 3188
Views: 121279

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Definitely a Labor Day surge: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html So horsefeathering stupid; a [expletive] virus doesn't take a holiday. Thanksgiving has the potential to be a bloodbath; large indoor family gatherings are some of the worst sources of spreading the ...
by Bertz
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 322
Views: 26507

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

yeah. i'm still not sweating eloy, and it's early but cease is probably a nothing. sucks that quintana turned out the way he did, though. Yeah, the issue is more of opportunity cost than what we gave up IMO. Eloy is looking like a DH who doesn't walk and Cease is looking like he needs to move to th...
by Bertz
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Justice Ginsburg has died
Replies: 69
Views: 1149

Re: Justice Ginsburg has died

I'm hoping that a couple of the bubble senators currently up for reelection (e.g. Collins) won't want to touch this purely out of a sense of self preservation.

Although even that doesn't help during the lame duck period...
by Bertz
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 39372
Views: 2137545

Re: The Politics Thread

So, this guy seems like kind of a mega douche, but this is a good thread on the difference between Biden and Hillary's lead in the polls (tl;dr is that a 50-46 lead is much safer than a 46-42 lead) https://twitter.com/RealCarlAllen/status/1304668059584651265?s=19 That thread was at least 2-3 times ...
by Bertz
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 39372
Views: 2137545

Re: The Politics Thread

So, this guy seems like kind of a mega douche, but this is a good thread on the difference between Biden and Hillary's lead in the polls (tl;dr is that a 50-46 lead is much safer than a 46-42 lead)

by Bertz
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Fall Instructs
Replies: 2
Views: 201

2020 Fall Instructs

by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7279
Views: 676380

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I never even thought about it until Lester's post-game comments, but last night could have been his last start at Wrigley Field in a Cubs uniform. The way he spoke, it certainly sounded like that could be the case. What are everyone's thoughts about bringing him back next year? Obviously he isn't w...
by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7279
Views: 676380

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I never even thought about it until Lester's post-game comments, but last night could have been his last start at Wrigley Field in a Cubs uniform. The way he spoke, it certainly sounded like that could be the case. What are everyone's thoughts about bringing him back next year? Obviously he isn't w...
by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 2032
Views: 209469

Re: Video Game Thread

How long do you guys think the PS4 will be a viable console now that PS5 is imminent? Spending $400 is not viable for me right now but I'd hate to know I don't have access to the best games currently out there. I know there are still several PS4 releases that I'm interested in but if I remember bac...
by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 2032
Views: 209469

Re: Video Game Thread

I was luckily able to snag a pre-order last night. I missed Target when it went live in the early evening, but Amazon went up almost immediately after the Cubs game. As far as graphics go, I think we are done with the monumental leaps we've gotten before. At this point it's going to be little thing...
by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 2032
Views: 209469

Re: Video Game Thread

I was luckily able to snag a pre-order last night. I missed Target when it went live in the early evening, but Amazon went up almost immediately after the Cubs game. As far as graphics go, I think we are done with the monumental leaps we've gotten before. At this point it's going to be little things...
by Bertz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 90
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

From Rosenthal this AM So, when commissioner Rob Manfred said in an online event through Hofstra University’s business school that he was a “fan of the expanded playoffs,” he was not necessarily endorsing the precise format we will see next month, the one that, according to Dodgers manager Dave Robe...
by Bertz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 2032
Views: 209469

Re: Video Game Thread



Back to medieval times baby!
by Bertz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 39372
Views: 2137545

Re: The Politics Thread



by Bertz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 90
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

My guess is that they will keep expanded playoffs, but not these expanded playoffs. They're probably gonna do the plan from February where the top one or two seeds get a bye and you do the whole choose your opponent thing. It still sucks, but I don't think the lack of incentives to make good teams b...
by Bertz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 2: NY Giants @ Chicago BEARS Home Opener
Replies: 151
Views: 2522

Re: Week 2: NY Giants @ Chicago BEARS Home Opener



But also

by Bertz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 90
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

I don’t want the Phillies in a 3-game series. They don’t have the pitching depth for a longer series, but in a 3-game series with Nola and Wheeler each starting one game, that leaves very little margin for error. How do we feel about facing the Cardinals, rivarly bragging rights aside? For some rea...
by Bertz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 546856

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread


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