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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:07 pm

bukie wrote:I get many uses of Twitter, but privacy is not one of them.


It is if you don't disclose your identity, or follow anyone you know in real life, which I think is his point.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:15 pm

My friends list on Facebook is under 200, and could easily be under 100 if I removed people that don't really annoy me but who I also don't know very well. When I see people with 3,000 friends on their list, I don't know how they stay sane
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:31 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Every time I see someone complaining about the deluge of crap on their feed I kinda can't help but think, "damn, just exercise a little quality control. It's REALLY easy to not friend or like horsefeathers things/people and to set privacy settings."


The problem is when those horsefeathers people are family.


Hell no. You can just remove their horsefeathers from ever showing up on your timeline if you don't want to make unfriending them or not even friending them in the first place a thing; I'm not letting horsefeathers family ruin the easiest way I can keep in touch with people. I basically moved every 2-3 years, often to a different country, my whole life until I was 30; FB is perfect for being able to keep contact with the people I want to from all of that.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby cl smooth » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:35 pm

just hide people whose posts you don’t want to see. most of my family is hidden not due to political posts but more of the posts about “have you seen this missing child?” or posts about how much they love their children. i love my nieces and nephews but i’m not posting about them 3-4 times a day.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:50 pm

cl smooth wrote:just hide people whose posts you don’t want to see. most of my family is hidden not due to political posts but more of the posts about “have you seen this missing child?” or posts about how much they love their children. i love my nieces and nephews but i’m not posting about them 3-4 times a day.


Yup. I mean, I can get it if someone doesn't use or stops using FB because they're a horsefeathers company run by a power-hungry robot with ill-fitting human skin and I gigantic hypocrite who keeps using it, but when people wail that they did it or want to do it like they have zero control over the deluge of awful or annoying horsefeathers showing up in their feed it just sounds...lazy. Only add the people you want to actually communicate with and hide/mute the people you feel obligated to accept a friend invite from but what nothing to do with. Like, nobody is forcing you to put up with this stuff.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:20 pm

FB has a nifty "snooze" feature that lets you mute someone for 30 days. It's handy to determine if you will actually miss that person being in your feed or not. When they pop back into your feed, is it a happy addition or an annoyance? (SPOILER: it's usually an annoyance)
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:06 pm

facebook should have a snooze feature for turning off posts from a page your friend of a friend liked from 3 years ago
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby weis21 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:04 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Every time I see someone complaining about the deluge of crap on their feed I kinda can't help but think, "damn, just exercise a little quality control. It's REALLY easy to not friend or like horsefeathers things/people and to set privacy settings."


The problem is when those horsefeathers people are family.


Hell no. You can just remove their horsefeathers from ever showing up on your timeline if you don't want to make unfriending them or not even friending them in the first place a thing; I'm not letting horsefeathers family ruin the easiest way I can keep in touch with people. I basically moved every 2-3 years, often to a different country, my whole life until I was 30; FB is perfect for being able to keep contact with the people I want to from all of that.

i get that it's still quite useful and a great platform for people to stay in touch and many people still like it and use it and that's awesome. i've not bashed anyone for still wanting to use it - i get it.

i also get that it is not complicated to mute or unfriend or snooze or whatever may be the case for some people.

my issue is 1)i'd be doing that for a LOT of people (greenville is certainly more blue as it's a college town - my hometown in NC is...not) and 2)i just genuinely don't care that much most of the time

maybe that makes me a jerk or something (not ruling that out) but i stay in touch (almost daily or weekly) with much of my family and friends through texting or calling or snapchat or whatever. the people i care about i pretty much know what's going on.

and yes, brandon is right that i follow very few people i know in real life on twitter. it's mainly sports and politics and such (and david, duh). i mainly just use it to get news and things that make me laugh and i generally just have some sort of sarcastic humor tweet i'll fire off every now and then (nothing controversial, though). to me it's just a completely different experience and one that i prefer far more than FB.

ETA: hurry up opening day if for no other reason than to distract mojo from hot topics like "why someone who doesn't prefer to use facebook anymore should actually not feel that way because reasons"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:20 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby cl smooth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 pm

if the player with the highest WAR in their respective league won the MVP award, who would have the most in their career? curious if fangraphs or 538 ever produced an article about this topic. for example, bonds would lose out on at least two mvp awards ('92 and '93 awards to greg maddux and jose rijo, respectively).
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:47 pm

cl smooth wrote:if the player with the highest WAR in their respective league won the MVP award, who would have the most in their career? curious if fangraphs or 538 ever produced an article about this topic. for example, bonds would lose out on at least two mvp awards ('92 and '93 awards to greg maddux and jose rijo, respectively).


Post 1900, for the people with 3 or more, it would be:

Babe Ruth - 10
Willie Mays - 9
Walter Johnson - 7
Rogers Hornsby - 7
Ted Williams - 6
Barry Bonds - 6
Mickey Mantle - 5
Pete Alexander - 5
A- Rod - 5
Mike Trout - 5
Honus Wagner - 4
Stan Musial - 4
Roger Clemens - 4
Albert Pujols - 4
Cy Young - 3
Christy Mathewson - 3
Bob Gibson - 3
Carl Yaz - 3
Cal Ripken - 3
Greg Maddux - 3

If you did it irrespective of league and just went with overall MLB lead:

Ruth - 7
Mays - 7
Johnson - 6
Hornsby - 4
Mantle - 4
Williams - 4
Bonds - 4
Wagner - 3
Gibson - 3
Ripken - 3
Clemens - 3
Maddux - 3
Trout - 3
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:19 am

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That is not something I want to see. If it stays confined to the minors it's fine I guess. I don't like it, but whatever.

Now that said they better not horsefeathering consider it as an option for MLB games that go into extra-innings...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:41 am

It's one of those things that we'll probably get used to and not care about, like the DH or interleague games or whatever.

But for right now it sounds stupid.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:38 am

It would be dumb if ever brought to MLB, but who gives a horsefeathers about MiLB game outcomes?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bluescale » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:48 am

OleMissCub wrote:
cl smooth wrote:if the player with the highest WAR in their respective league won the MVP award, who would have the most in their career? curious if fangraphs or 538 ever produced an article about this topic. for example, bonds would lose out on at least two mvp awards ('92 and '93 awards to greg maddux and jose rijo, respectively).


Post 1900, for the people with 3 or more, it would be:

Babe Ruth - 10
Willie Mays - 9
Walter Johnson - 7
Rogers Hornsby - 7
Ted Williams - 6
Mickey Mantle - 5
Pete Alexander - 5
A- Rod - 5
Mike Trout - 5
Honus Wagner - 4
Stan Musial - 4
Roger Clemens - 4
Albert Pujols - 4
Cy Young - 3
Christy Mathewson - 3
Bob Gibson - 3
Carl Yaz - 3
Cal Ripken - 3
Greg Maddux - 3

If you did it irrespective of league and just went with overall MLB lead:

Ruth - 7
Mays - 7
Johnson - 6
Hornsby - 4
Mantle - 4
Williams - 4
Bonds - 4
Wagner - 3
Gibson - 3
Ripken - 3
Clemens - 3
Maddux - 3
Trout - 3


Maybe I don't understand the top list, but how does Bonds lead MLB in WAR 4 times (per the second list), and not crack the top list? Shouldn't he have *at least* 4 in the top list?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am

The starting with a runner on 2nd base idea is terrible.

If they ABSOLUTELY HAVE to change something in extra innings, just let the manager choose where to start the batting order at the top of each inning in extras.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby weis21 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:08 pm

Banedon wrote:The starting with a runner on 2nd base idea is terrible.

If they ABSOLUTELY HAVE to change something in extra innings, just let the manager choose where to start the batting order at the top of each inning in extras.

i generally agree with all here with this.

but why does the runner start at second? why not first? that way a conservative (but probably smart) "bunt and medium depth fly ball" route is not the outcome to many games. if they are trying to make the game more exciting that's counterproductive.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:54 pm

Banedon wrote:The starting with a runner on 2nd base idea is terrible.

If they ABSOLUTELY HAVE to change something in extra innings, just let the manager choose where to start the batting order at the top of each inning in extras.

OR JUST LEAVE IT THE horsefeathers ALONE
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:10 pm

Honestly, if they're still tied, minor league games should just end after 10 innings.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Bluescale wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:
cl smooth wrote:if the player with the highest WAR in their respective league won the MVP award, who would have the most in their career? curious if fangraphs or 538 ever produced an article about this topic. for example, bonds would lose out on at least two mvp awards ('92 and '93 awards to greg maddux and jose rijo, respectively).


Post 1900, for the people with 3 or more, it would be:

Babe Ruth - 10
Willie Mays - 9
Walter Johnson - 7
Rogers Hornsby - 7
Ted Williams - 6
Mickey Mantle - 5
Pete Alexander - 5
A- Rod - 5
Mike Trout - 5
Honus Wagner - 4
Stan Musial - 4
Roger Clemens - 4
Albert Pujols - 4
Cy Young - 3
Christy Mathewson - 3
Bob Gibson - 3
Carl Yaz - 3
Cal Ripken - 3
Greg Maddux - 3

If you did it irrespective of league and just went with overall MLB lead:

Ruth - 7
Mays - 7
Johnson - 6
Hornsby - 4
Mantle - 4
Williams - 4
Bonds - 4
Wagner - 3
Gibson - 3
Ripken - 3
Clemens - 3
Maddux - 3
Trout - 3


Maybe I don't understand the top list, but how does Bonds lead MLB in WAR 4 times (per the second list), and not crack the top list? Shouldn't he have *at least* 4 in the top list?


That was just a typo leaving him off the first list. He should have 6.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:13 pm

Banedon wrote:The starting with a runner on 2nd base idea is terrible.

If they ABSOLUTELY HAVE to change something in extra innings, just let the manager choose where to start the batting order at the top of each inning in extras.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Andy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:20 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Honestly, if they're still tied, minor league games should just end after 10 innings.

Far better than this cockamamie solution.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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