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  1. 2017 MLB Season

    Exactly. The game has changed. We have more pitchers throwing 97+ mph fastballs. Batters are bigger and stronger, and they’re swinging for the fences on nearly every pitch (which is why we have so many homers and strikeouts). So balls are flying off the bat at speeds higher than ever before. Base coaches wear helmets now because a minor league coach was killed after being hit by a line drive; hopefully it doesn’t take a fan being killed before all 30 teams extend the netting. (Of course, there was some blowback after MLB required coaches to wear a helmet, but that mostly came from Larry Bowa and he’s an asshat anyway.)
  2. What Grinds Your Gears...

    Was working so I missed the Isles' return to the Coliseum.
  3. 2017 MLB Season

    CC Sabathia is upset the Red Sox tried bunting against him because he has a boo-boo on his knee. What a joke. If you don't want teams bunting against you, don't be a fat-ass who can't field his position. What's next, Aaron Judge crying because pitchers won't stop throwing him high fastballs and breaking balls in the dirt that he can't hit?
  4. 2017 MLB Season

    I know the Mets were against this; not sure about NY (AL), but I'm pretty sure they were against too. There was also a less radical plan presented that would've kept the Mets and Cubs in the NL and the White Sox and NY (AL) in the American League, but that failed too. Teams can't be forced to switch leagues without their permission so thankfully neither plan ever happened.
  5. Minor League Baseball News

    I miss the Bakersfield Blaze.
  6. 2017 MLB Season

    Love Orbit.
  7. In their 142nd season, the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves' all-time record is currently 10,462-10,462.
  8. Minor League Baseball News

    They can't do anything until the next round of PDC musical chairs, which will happen in September 2018.
  9. 2017 MLB Season

  10. Sports you hate

    Soccer. I used to just dislike it, but now I actively hate it. I think it's boring as hell to watch, but people say the same thing about baseball, which I love. To each his own. But it's the stuff around the game that enrages me now. We're not in Europe, it's a game, not a match. American grammar rules should still apply; it's New York leads Chicago, not New York lead Chicago. Home teams should be listed second. And those MLS team names are awful. Half of them have American style names, half of them have European style names. Pick one style or the other, it drives my OCD crazy! You can't have the New York Red Bulls in the same league with a team called New York FC or whatever letters they picked out of their alphabet soup. I also hate car racing, but I don't consider driving a car to be a sport.
  11. 2017 NHL Offseason

    The Rangers aren't allowed to give up a home game without risking the Garden's tax exempt status. So the league screws Buffalo by making them give up a home game and flips the bird to the Isles by having a Winter Classic on Long Island (and across the street from their possible future home!) and not inviting them. How can the NHL expect the Barclays people to respect the Islanders when the league pisses on them?
  12. What does GG mean? I've seen it a bunch of times in this thread and nowhere else.
  13. What Grinds Your Gears...

    Does Canada have a Better Business Bureau? Maybe they can help you out.
  14. What Grinds Your Gears...

    Was led to believe that I would be getting a promotion, but my really good friend got it instead. So now I'm upset that I didn't get the job and even more upset that I'm upset, if that makes sense. I should be really thrilled for him--and if my supervisor never suggested that I would be getting it, I would be. He probably deserves it as much as I do, and like I said, he's become one of my best friends. But when he was going through training at the office tonight, I kept thinking that it should be me (or even both of us, since we had two managers leave recently but they're apparently only adding one). And I feel like crap for thinking that. I want to know what happened, but I'm not going to say anything; I don't want to risk hurting my buddy's feelings if he finds out I'm disappointed I didn't get his gig. I value his friendship more than the job. But if there was any chance at all that I wasn't going to get the promotion, my boss should've either said so or kept his mouth shut and not gotten me excited about it. Guess I won't be able to quit any of the 3 jobs I'm currently working at any time soon.
  15. Tank in the news

    The (minor) chatacter Frank Thomas played in Mr. Baseball, the Tom Selleck playing baseball in Japan movie.