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  1. McCarthy

    Son Of FoxTrax: Enter the "LAXGLOBALL"

    Ha I love it even though at first it looks like they're playing with a cartoon ball. Lacrosse on TV's problem has always been that the ball literally disappears when it goes into someone's pocket. It's the sport where the object is hardest to spot, even harder than hockey. I also think someone in hockey broadcasting should give the glow puck another try. The tech would be better now, this shows that you can do it without it being as obnoxious as the glowpuck was. Just don't do the contrails on the shots and it'll work.
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    25,000 people were at the FCC game last night. I wasn't one of them, but it was cool seeing the game on ESPN 2. The Reds might have a problem on their hands because this soccer thing isn't going away and for the first time ever they have actual competition for sports dollars in the summer. My hope is that it starts a competitive arms race and both teams benefit. High tides raise all boats.
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    Football and CTE

    The town I grew up in, in the 19 hundred and 90's, didn't let kids play tackle football until they were in 3rd grade and you had to be above a certain weight. The 3rd and fourth graders played in the junior league against each other and all the teams had college names and uniforms (I played for the Gators). The 5th and 6th graders played in the senior league (I was on the Eagles and Vikings, which I loved because both have awesome helmet decals). Also the fat kids had to wear a small star decal on the back of their helmets which told the refs who was and wasn't allowed to carry the ball (this rule was ignored or skirted by most of the coaches in the league and became a matter of controversy in most of the games.) So you can imagine my surprise when last week my sister-in-law told me that her kids' private school has a full pad tackle football team for every grade including KINDERGARTEN. I was flabbergasted.
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    Football and CTE

    "you'll learn more about life on the football field than you will in any classroom" - My high school coach Coach, I've never tackled or been tackled by anyone since leaving high school. Also I have way fewer headaches now. Like almost none since I stopped playing football.
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    2018 MLB Season

    Conspiracy Theory: The balls were juiced last night. What actually probably happened: It was hot and humid, which means baseballs fly farther. Also every pitcher in the all star game was touching 98 and when the best hitters in the game hit a ball going that fast it goes far. The Scooter Gennett tying home run was really cool. Joey Votto finally getting an all star game hit and it being a home run was a cool moment too.
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    2018 MLB Season

    That's what's so baffling to me. You're a professional athlete and neither your agent, nor the team's PR people thought to look into your online history before you appeared in the All-Star Game? If after Josh Allen's past came back after the draft and every single player rep didn't immediately go "delete every tweet you sent before six minutes ago" then I don't know what they're even for. Maybe it's just a case where if the job is done right we never hear about it. We only learn about the Mitch Trubisky "I love ttitititities" tweets because someone drops the ball.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    I like it, but I had gotten used to the players wearing the host-specific jerseys. The best of both worlds was when the players wore the ASG jerseys, but their own team's actual hat.
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    First MLB Game Memories

    My first MLB game was a Reds game in 1990 against the Pirates. I don't remember it all that well. The first game I really distinctly remember was this one in 1994 at Jacobs Field between the Indians and White Sox: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE199407220.shtml Memories from that game: - It was a slugfest and I remember my dad telling me the White Sox were good and the Indians needed to win to catch them in the standings, none of us knowing it was futile and wouldn't mean anything in less than a month. - Jacobs Field was brand new, but that really didn't mean anything to six year old me. - I got an Indians hat and a souvenir baseball. This game really should've cemented me as an Indians fan, but the Reds were already my team because they had the coolest baseball player of all time for a six year old kid in Barry Larkin. I remember not really caring who won or lost. The Indians were, and still are, just another team to me, despite my family's roots in Northeastern Ohio. - I went with my dad, uncle, and grandfather. My grandfather, who couldn't have given less of a about sports, was mostly there to babysit me. He has since passed away. My dad no longer talks to that brother of his who is now agoraphobic and rarely leaves his house. - my uncle played "moundball" with the guys sitting behind us. I have not seen anyone play moundball at a baseball game since. - By my count there were 5 Hall of Famers on the field that day: Jim Thome, Jack Morris, and Eddie Murray for the Indians. Frank Thomas and Tim Raines for the White Sox. Future Hall of Famer Manny Ramirez did not appear in the game, but appeared in 91 games with the team that season. Not sure if he was there that night or not. I don't know how many MLB games feature five or more future hall of famers, but I doubt it's very many. - Other notable players: Kenny Lofton (who I believed to be the fastest person ever at the time), Omar Vizquel, Julio Franco (old, even then), Ozzie Guillen, Robin Ventura, Sandy Alomar, Albert Belle (Notable because this game took place a few days after Belle's suspension for Bat Gate ended. I remember not liking him because my dad said he was a cheater). As far as first games go you could do a lot worse.
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    2018 MLB Season

    I wasn’t aware that the Best Fans in Baseball are prohibited from voting for the all star game.
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    2018 MLB Season

    Managers barely matter. It's more that the Cardinals are just not that good. Or they're not good enough to overcome not having a ridiculously, luckily high BABIP with RISP. Sooner or later average guys were going to stop being magically good just because they have some birds on their jersey. The Reds, on the other hand, are the best team in baseball. And the most bipolar.
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    2018 MLB Season

    Tamp will be fine if you put a stadium people want to go to in a place that’s easy to get to. Their entire attendance struggle is due to those two factors. Miami on the other hand...
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    North American Pro Soccer 2018

    They came across the TV the other day and I was marveling at their logo. It's so bad and still so very 90's Xtremetubular. If there's one team in professional sports who needs a logo refresh, I think I'd start with them first.
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    2018 MLB Season

    The Reds trailed Cleveland 4-0 with two outs in the 9th and won the game 7-4. I love baseball.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    All my friends who are NBA fans are always saying things like "I don't get why they wouldn't take advantage of the Stern Bonus and use that to flip Witherspoon to Charlotte to pick up Muskingus and then take the Luxury Tax Settlement Gains for the 7/8th exemption from the third round pick last year, package that with Marshall and offer a sign and trade with Milwaukee for Clayton. They need a guy on the wing who can hit shots and that's the only way to get it done. It's right in front of their noses." How is a sport with that few players this complicated in roster building?
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    The 2018 NHL Silly Season: Dilly Dilly

    Just making the playoffs is a fun season for me! When will you people learn?