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Finishing Up - The Sox Therapy Concernometer
  by Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature

With 37 games to go starting tonight the Sox have done exactly what they wanted to over the first four and a half months winning games at a staggering rater (.704) and building a rather pleasant 9 1/2 game lead in the division.  As any Red Sox fan will tell you, until the magic number equals zero ...

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Posted: August 20, 2018 at 01:16 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Cincinnati Reds
  by SoSH U at work

Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds, is perhaps the most overly ambitiously named park of the new entries. I’ve been there a few times. It’s nice enough, and the steamshippish structure in centerfield is a sensible fit given the Ohio River and its Tall Stacks sit just beyond ...

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Posted: August 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Twins voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

Once a target of ill-considered contraction, the Twin Cities is now just the home of Target Field. The naming thread produced a slew of potential nominees for a new moniker, though with some support for the existing one.

We’ve narrowed it down to five selections. Choose wisely.

A) Great Northern ...

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Posted: August 02, 2018 at 09:48 AM
Trade Deadline Catch-All Tread
  by Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
Posted: July 26, 2018 at 03:22 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Minnesota Twins
  by SoSH U at work

As with just about everything else in the Twin City, the new stadium there sports the Target brand, a company headquartered there, not in France. Surely, the metropolis that gave us Husker Du, Prince and Craig Finn can do a little better on a name for its nifty new park*.

Unlike their wimpy ...

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Posted: July 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Diamondbacks voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

The nominating thread produced a number of suggestions, but no clear consensus.

We’re left with a half-dozen choices. Choose one.

1) Camelback Grounds
2) Palo Verde Park
3) Saguaro Blossom Field
4) Sonoran Grounds
5) Sonoran Reach
6) Southwest Park

Up next: Taking aim at Target.

Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Dizzy Trout, our 1944 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Dizzy Trout	103	7	6
Stan Musial	96	7	0
Snuffy Stirnweiss	86	7	1
Hal Newhouser	82	7	0
Lou Boudreau	62	6	0
Satchel Paige	41	4	0
Bob Johnson	39	5	0
Stan Spence	34	4	0
Bucky Walters	32	4	0
Vern ...
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Posted: July 03, 2018 at 03:56 PM
Bigfoot, and Unicorns, and the Red Sox Bullpen
  by villageidiom

Reports are that “Tyler Thornburg” is joining the Red Sox bullpen today. This is the closest we’ve been to actual confirmation that “Tyler Thornburg” actually exists.

Entertaining the hypothetical, let’s consider what the implications would be for the pitching staff, were this to happen. ...MORE

Posted: July 03, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Arizona Diamondbacks
  by SoSH U at work

Following the lead of the Rangers, the Diamondbacks owners were in negotiations over the conditions of their 20-year-old ballpark, which I like to think of as Miller Park Southwest (I’ve only been to Miller, but they strike me as pretty similar. Their retractable roof set-ups look alike from my ...

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Posted: June 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Astros voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

Down to four choices, including its longstanding existing name.

Choose 1:

A) Apollo Park
B) Astrodome 2000
C) Crawford Grounds
D) Minute Maid Park

Up next: Snakes on the Grass

 

 

Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:49 PM

 

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