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Question: World Series  (Voting closed: October 24, 2017, 11:59:40 PM)
Astros in 7 - 0 (0%)
Astros in 6 - 2 (50%)
Astros in 5 - 0 (0%)
Astros in 4 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 4 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 5 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 6 - 1 (25%)
Dodgers in 7 - 1 (25%)
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« Reply #19275 on: January 30, 2018, 01:16:18 PM »

Could the Admin possibly fix the profile page, so that the signature line can be modified?  At present, all modifications are rejected and "database error" reported. 
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« Reply #19276 on: January 30, 2018, 01:19:59 PM »

You can change your signature line.  It just takes some playing around on the Forum Profile Info.

Move the dot from "personalized picture" to "I have my own pic".  Then erase the HTTP: part there. Put your new signature line in.  Save it. That works for me.  Don't ask how I figured it out.
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« Reply #19277 on: January 30, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »

Do you have the live Hollywood Bowl version of "Astral Weeks", yank?

It's quite good.
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« Reply #19278 on: January 30, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »

Thanks, Yank.  I don't see how that would work, but it did.  Miller's Crossing replaced with Mark Twain. 
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« Reply #19279 on: January 30, 2018, 03:05:18 PM »

Do you have the live Hollywood Bowl version of "Astral Weeks", yank?

It's quite good.
All of that Hollywood Bowl stuff is really good.
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« Reply #19280 on: January 30, 2018, 03:18:43 PM »

https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/01/30/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo

For the last seven decades, Wahoo’s leering grin has stared out at fans from the caps, jerseys and shirts of both the Indians and their fans. He has changed somewhat over time—if you can believe it, the original incarnation of Wahoo was even more grotesque—but his presence has been persistent and prominent. Wahoo caps adorned the heads of the Indians as they made their World Series run in 2016, and Wahoo merchandise is up for sale all over the team’s website and in the confines of the ironically named Progressive Field. Wahoo was an inescapable part of Indians history. Now he won’t be, and that’s a good thing, no matter how long it took to get here.

There are two camps of thought on Wahoo. One is that the logo is a racist caricature that demeans an entire group of people who have been systematically oppressed for 400 years. The other consists of folks who insist that the logo isn’t racist because, well, they don’t think it is.


But there is no argument here. Wahoo is racist, full stop.

Wahoo represents what fans see as the comfortable, quiet past—one where offensive depictions of an entire race were looked upon as good clean fun. To defend Wahoo reveals how bone deep the prejudice against Native Americans is in this country. Supporting a caricature so hopelessly outdated proves how the average American either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about a historically marginalized populace. It’s simple, willful ignorance to claim Wahoo isn’t racist, but the logo still garners plenty of support among Indians fans.

The Indians have finally accepted that Wahoo should go after years of dragging their feet on his removal. But even in 2018, long past when this kind of decision should have been made, Cleveland is still trying to have it both ways. The insignia will be gone, the team pledges—but not for another year, and merchandise with Wahoo will still be sold.


The bullshit of MLB always comes down to the same thing: "Follow the Money".
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« Reply #19281 on: January 30, 2018, 03:37:21 PM »

Towers falls.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/former-gm-kevin-towers-passes-away-56-always-celebrated-today-162834829.html
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« Reply #19282 on: January 31, 2018, 12:01:14 PM »

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/former-big-league-outfielder-oscar-gamble-dies-at-age-68/Sad news. RIP to the man with, if not the best hair of his era, certainly the most.
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« Reply #19283 on: January 31, 2018, 04:00:56 PM »

Gamble was a player who you remember for more than his hair.

He helped the Yanks beat Boston....He was part of the April 1977 trade in which the Yankees sent him and right-hander LaMarr Hoyt to the White Sox in exchange for...






shortstop Bucky Dent.
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« Reply #19284 on: January 31, 2018, 04:02:24 PM »

The Commish keeps fuckin-wit'-da-game, man:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/01/30/apnewsbreak-mlb-asks-all-star-11th-start-with-runner-on-2nd/109942868/
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« Reply #19285 on: January 31, 2018, 04:04:05 PM »

The Reverse Ripken Move in B'mo: https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-manny-machado-moving-to-shortstop/c-265439396
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« Reply #19286 on: February 04, 2018, 11:02:15 AM »

https://newarena.com/mlb/ranked-the-20-greatest-pitchers-of-all-time/16/?amxt=ob_sve



Definitely have some great pitchers on this list. Looking at his stats and the way they list them, Grove is way too low IMO, and should easily be in the top five.

Kershaw being still active maybe shouldn't be in there. A great pitcher but his body of work should be finished before being entered into the equation. IMO
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« Reply #19287 on: February 05, 2018, 11:11:37 AM »

Happy Truck Day, Red Sox fans (and those eager for MLB baseball to resume)!
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« Reply #19288 on: February 05, 2018, 02:14:53 PM »

Happy Truck Day, Red Sox fans (and those eager for MLB baseball to resume)!
Red Sox pitchers and catchers report on 2/13.
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« Reply #19289 on: February 06, 2018, 09:35:29 AM »

You can change your signature line.  It just takes some playing around on the Forum Profile Info.

Move the dot from "personalized picture" to "I have my own pic".  Then erase the HTTP: part there. Put your new signature line in.  Save it. That works for me.  Don't ask how I figured it out.

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