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Thursday, November 29, 2018

OT: Soccer Thread (The Berhalter Thread?)

This could also be called the Busy Christmas Period thread or the Club World Cup Thread (OK, probably not that one).  Anyway, Columbus Crew head man Gregg Berhalter looks to be the new USMNT coach (link is to a CBS Sports article).

???? - Copa Libertadores Final
December 8 - MLS Cup (almost certainly Atlanta hosting)
December 11/12 - Final Champions League Group Matchdays
December 12 - Club World Cup Begins
December 17 - Champions League and Europa League knockout stage draws
December 23 - Final Bundesliga matches until January 18
December 23 - Final La Liga matches until January 3
December 29 - Final Serie A matches until January 20
January 5 - FA Cup 3rd round proper begins (probably Friday the 4th too)
February 12 - First Champions League knockout games
February 14 - First Europa League knockout games

Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: November 29, 2018 at 04:38 PM | 912 comment(s)
  Beats: off topic, soccer

Monday, November 12, 2018

OTP 2018 Nov 12 - Why Voting Is Like Baseball (Hint: Both Matter)

Yes, political elections are never decided by one vote. But aspiring politicians look at the results of voting returns. If somebody is elected by a gazillion votes, politicians pay attention to this. Same thing if somebody loses but does better than expected.

Just as baseball teams copy what other teams have done successfully, politicians copy what other politicians have done.

Aaron Gleeman once said the difference between a 75-win team and an 80-win team is huge for free agents, and he was right, because free agents want A) money and B) the chance to win. They’re competitive athletes, they want to win, and politicians are no different.

 

Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 07:54 AM | 499 comment(s)
  Beats: off topic, politics

Monday, November 05, 2018

OTP 2018 2018 Nov 5 - The Trump dilemma hits the Boston Red Sox amid a wave of White House boycotts in sports

The Boston Red Sox, fresh off their historic World Series win, are the latest team to be faced with the Trump dilemma.

The team’s manager Alex Cora said that the Sox haven’t decided whether they will visit the White House if they’re invited by Trump, adding that he wants to use the team’s platform in the right way, according to the Associated Press.

 

Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: November 05, 2018 at 08:40 AM | 2346 comment(s)
  Beats: off topic, politics, world series

Monday, October 29, 2018

OTP 2018 October 29: Baseball team’s name makes a stink, takes off like a rocket

Meet the Madison-based Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Al.com reports the team held an event Saturday to unveil their new logo and start merchandise sales. They will begin playing in 2020.
“The name has gone viral,” said managing partner Ralph Nelson. Nelson told the newspaper they had already received merchandise requests from 30 countries around the world.

The team’s logo features a raccoon lifting off in a trash-can like rocket.

 


Monday, October 22, 2018

OTP 2018 OCT 22: Meet the New York Teenager Who Created the ‘Mets Are a Good Team’ Super PAC

The FEC’s paperwork made it appear like the work of one person, someone named Ben Aybar. He’d listed himself as the chairman, treasurer, and custodian of records. The headquarters was a residential address in the suburbs of New York City, and the organization’s listed preferred bank was nearby. There weren’t any of the typical signs of organized activity—there weren’t multiple people involved, there weren’t any office buildings or P.O. Boxes, the headquarters and bank were in the same state. Instead, it seemed like… well, it seemed like it might actually be one person who thinks the Mets Are A Good Team. I reached out to the email listed on the form, asking if he’d be willing to talk. Sure, he said. The next day at 10 a.m.?

Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: October 22, 2018 at 08:18 AM | 2143 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, off topic, politics

 

 

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