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by biittner77
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 509
Views: 27159

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

everyone in baseball who sucks this year gonna try the low Rizzo hands They were the low Derek Lee hands before they were the low Rizzo hands. Huh? He held the bat really high, comparatively speaking to Rizzo's/Heyward's hands. Are you thinking of Aramis? I think he lowered his hands over the cours...
by biittner77
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 1326
Views: 47345

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Derwood wrote:I'm at my daughter's softball practice, and I'm overhearing another dad on the phone, telling his teenage daughter to get one of his guns out and wave it around at some car she doesn't recognize in front of their house. This softball league is Hicksville USA


Was it Joe Biden?
by biittner77
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Dogs Are Awesome, Yay Dogs!
Replies: 187
Views: 8403

Re: Dogs Are Awesome, Yay Dogs!

Last night was "bring your dog to the park" night at PNC. I watched the Pittsburgh feed and it looked like at least half of the 300 people in attendance brought their dogs. The pirates color guy (Bill Mazerowski?) was talking (semi seriously) about how they should have a cat night. That mi...
by biittner77
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

Also how new of an idea really was the idea that slavery=wrong? I think we can give those founding fathers-era guys a fair bit of criticism here, even in a relativism scope of morality. In western thought, the idea that slavery is wrong starts with the Enlightenment. In 1764 Voltaire spoke against ...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks Offseason
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Blackhawks Offseason

https://twitter.com/ChrisKuc/status/856899780513075200 it sounds like the rockford coach wanted to get fired. Could you imagine the Iowa Cubs manager sniping to the public about Theo for decisions about which prospects get moved around and when? It makes even less sense when you consider that Rockf...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

Yes. He was President of an Ivy League school. He was educated and raised after slavery had been abolished. He should have known better and still said this. Wilson must be judged by 20th century values. Hopefully you pointed out that how he enacted strict segregation in DC's federal offices and the...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 509
Views: 27159

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

sneakypower wrote:everyone in baseball who sucks this year gonna try the low Rizzo hands


They were the low Derek Lee hands before they were the low Rizzo hands.
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

Speaking of the kkk, I was telling my students yesterday that Woodrow Wilson was the most racist president ever. "It's like writing history with lightning! And all too true ".- Woodrow Wilson talking about the 1915 film Birth of a Nation which led to a resurgence of the kkk. More racist t...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

If they didn't want to take down the creepy statue of the guy who founded the KKK, they didn't have to, but they could have signed an autograph for Matthew. Speaking of the kkk, I was telling my students yesterday that Woodrow Wilson was the most racist president ever. "It's like writing histo...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks Offseason
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Blackhawks Offseason

really excited to root for a team where the coach and GM are at odds The same thing was said about these guys 5 years ago. They say that after every season that doesn't end in a parade. The evidence suggests otherwise- at least mostly. When possible, Stan has gotten the guys that Q wants; Oduya thi...
by biittner77
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread
Replies: 169
Views: 11291

Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Jason Heyward's pretty good, too. The same thing, excepted for the difference between expected wOBA and wOBA on line drives and fly balls hit in the general vicinity of a RF: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast_search?hfPT=&hfAB=&hfBBT=Fly%5C.Ball%7CLine%5C.Drive%7C&hfPR=&hfZ=&a...
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

They prefer to think of themselves as First Runner up.
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 17999

Re: Sports Media Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:
biittner77 wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/856115197492297728


Maybe this was sarcasm?





"Why won't you cut my bill in half?" Isn't that the proper response to Verizon?
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks Offseason
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Blackhawks Offseason

This move isn't really a "big change that makes us better" move. It's more like a "somebody needed to be fired" type move. Which is fine because Kitchen wasn't that great.
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks Offseason
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Blackhawks Offseason

This move isn't really a "big change that makes us better" move. It's more like a "somebody needed to be fired" type move. Which is fine because Kitchen wasn't that great.
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 223
Views: 13878

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Is there any sense regarding how much he wants to keep hitting? Would an AL team that could DH him when he's not pitching have an advantage in signing him? if he pitched for an AL team, would you have him bat in that game or have someone else DH for him? If he was in the lineup as a pitcher and also...
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The History Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 5477

Re: The History Thread

https://twitter.com/exumam/status/856127109785321473 That's great! I spent last weekend in Charleston and was reminded how much people down their still love the confederacy. i was surprised that I didn't see too many Confederate battle flags. But all the places that sold those civil war hats had a ...
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: john lackey sucks and we were always right to hate him
Replies: 275
Views: 15039

Re: john lackey sucks and we were always right to hate him

The creation of this thread changed his mojo last year after a rough start so I'm bumping it for that. If it doesn't, the original sentiment applies.
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 17999

Re: Sports Media Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/856115197492297728


Maybe this was sarcasm?
by biittner77
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2016-17 regular season
Replies: 134
Views: 5849

Re: Blackhawks 2016-17 regular season

I read that Stanbo was angry at the EOY press conference and alluded to changes happening this off season. Faxes from Uncle Dale (formerly TCI) hinted that perhaps Panarin for a defenseman might make sense. It's not easy giving up that much offense but Panarin is someone that could be traded without...
by biittner77
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2016-17 regular season
Replies: 134
Views: 5849

Re: Blackhawks 2016-17 regular season

If you're not going to win the cup then losing in the first round is probably the second best outcome. There are are certainly valid concerns about the core but there's also reason for optimism regarding the younger players (7 of them) that had never played in the playoffs before that now know what ...
by biittner77
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 5595

Re: The Travel Thread

I'll second the idea of staying downtown. It's all very walkable, with tons of cafes and bars around it makes it convenient to stumble home. Folly Beach is a quick Lyft away if you want that. It's a really neat town. This turned out to be really great advice. We walked everywhere and had a great ti...
by biittner77
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux
Replies: 166
Views: 12900

Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Mike Maddux
by biittner77
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs

Every team I want to win is now trailing in their series except for Edmonton and Toronto.
by biittner77
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 5595

Re: The Travel Thread

Thanks, this is great. What about the Historic District as opposed to downtown? They're basically one in the same. Most hotel websites call it the Historic District. South of Calhoun is preferred, but there are a few hotels along Meeting St. just north of Calhoun that would be OK as well. I'll seco...

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