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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3690 on: October 09, 2020, 01:54:22 PM »

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30078282/hall-famer-whitey-ford-new-york-yankees-all-wins-leader-dies-age-91

Whitey Ford, a Hall of Famer for the New York Yankees who won more World Series games than any other pitcher, died at the age of 91, the Yankees announced Friday.



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« Reply #3691 on: October 09, 2020, 02:02:16 PM »

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30078282/hall-famer-whitey-ford-new-york-yankees-all-wins-leader-dies-age-91

Whitey Ford, a Hall of Famer for the New York Yankees who won more World Series games than any other pitcher, died at the age of 91, the Yankees announced Friday.



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« Reply #3692 on: October 09, 2020, 03:38:17 PM »

They just don't nickname players "Whitey", anymore.

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« Reply #3693 on: October 09, 2020, 05:50:03 PM »

They just don't nickname players "Whitey", anymore.
I was watching the original Seven Days in May not too long ago and noted that Kirk Douglas's character was nicknamed "Jiggs" and I thought, nope.
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« Reply #3694 on: October 09, 2020, 07:31:57 PM »

Few better movie actors than Frederic March.
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« Reply #3695 on: October 09, 2020, 08:15:55 PM »

Few better movie actors than Frederic March.

Watch this opening scene of Les Miserables, 1935 edition, released in the heart of the Depression.

Appreciate how the scene is set, the juxtaposition of the statue of Justice and the Crucifix, and March's eloquent speech then slowing turning into fear then ultimately outrage and panic.

Brilliant stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKO-EafSdE
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« Reply #3696 on: October 09, 2020, 08:29:35 PM »

Brilliant. Leading man and character actor. Rare combo.
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« Reply #3697 on: October 09, 2020, 10:33:04 PM »

A great game.

Congratulations to the Yankees on a hard fought series and a great two+ months.

And way to go, Tampa Bay! Houston is next!
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« Reply #3698 on: October 09, 2020, 10:35:08 PM »

Chapman Chokes.

Mr. Boone could be gone.

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« Reply #3699 on: October 09, 2020, 10:40:21 PM »

that was a pretty pretty pretty good game.


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« Reply #3700 on: October 09, 2020, 11:20:34 PM »

Chapman Chokes.

Mr. Boone could be gone.

Grady Little Syndrome, huh?
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« Reply #3701 on: October 10, 2020, 07:32:53 AM »

Chapman Chokes.

Mr. Boone could be gone.

Grady Little Syndrome, huh?

Likely.

They are the Yankees.
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« Reply #3702 on: October 10, 2020, 07:36:21 AM »

If the Astros win the WS, they'll just get a second asterisk in the MLB History books.
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« Reply #3703 on: October 10, 2020, 09:48:58 AM »

I'd like to think that managers would be given a break because of the weirdness of the season, but I'm not sure that sentiment is one that owners have.
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« Reply #3704 on: October 10, 2020, 10:43:12 AM »

I'd like to think that managers would be given a break because of the weirdness of the season, but I'm not sure that sentiment is one that owners have.

I think some will and some won't, but I also think it depends on the team. Didn't look to me as if Reonicke was any readier to be in charge this time than he was last time.

For the Yankees, it's got to be frustrating to have all that power and all those arms and to get to the post-season but repeatedly get edged out. But how do you blame Aaron Boone for Chapman's getting beaten there? Who else should he have had in at that exact moment? He's pitched 4 innings going into that last fateful one without giving up a run in the postseason. And how is he to blame for a team that had averaged 7.5 runs per game before scoring 1?

But... they're barely above .500 in the postseason.

And their free agent list is pretty daunting for a team that led the majors in this abbreviated season's salaries.
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