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  1. With only two weeks to go to the start of baseball, I have no idea what will happen. Several players have tested positive for COVID-19, the latest report being Aroldis Chapman who is out indefinitely. Freddie Freeman and Joey Gallo have tested positive. Buster Posey says he is taking the year off. And Umpire Joe West (not surprising) says COVID-19 is not that bad. He should take the year off. 

     

    I have not heard about any Mets players testing positive. But I have not really followed baseball news. Have any other prominent players tested positive for COVID-19?

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  2. On 4/14/2020 at 12:47 PM, pacolts56 said:

    One of my favorite memories as a Colts fan.... I watched and paced the living room in agony until Marlin sealed it! 
     

    I still YouTube that play every once in a while just for the adrenaline rush....

     

     

     

    That was fantastic. Watching that short clip there gave me chills.

    I can't remember where I was but I was as excited as Colts fans were. Most football fans were. :)

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  3. On 5/26/2020 at 7:23 PM, aaron11 said:

    i had never heard of chris simms before this thread

     

    Are you serious?

     

    On 5/30/2020 at 6:40 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Most people know who Chris Simms is simply because his father is Phil Simms. Phil has talked about him a lot on CBS broadcasts during games even. You have 32 starters in the NFL, so Brissett being rated 33rd for example isn't far fetched because he is a great backup. I can see Rivers around 10th or so, 10-12 in that area anyway.

     

    Phil Simms has been talking about his son Chris on the radio and television since Chris was in high school. Chris was a top prospect while in college. His father thought he would be a star in the NFL. He was recruited by Mack Brown to the Texas Longhorns (if I am not mistaken) but I think he was either hurt a lot or did not perform well. IIRC, he had to compete against a guy whose name I liked a lot back then -- Major Applewhite. I don't know if Chris Simms ever played in the NFL. His brother Matt Simms played for the Jets. Matt had fans calling for him to start the way Colts fans have clamored for Chad Kelly to be the starter. Matt showed flashes whenever he played in preseason. 

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  4. @buccolts What is your all-time great Pirates team? Who are the best Bucs players at their position? 

     

    Does it start with Willie Stargell?

    Does it include the guys I am familiar with like:

    Doug Drabek?

    Van Slyke?

    Bonds?

    Jay Bell and Jose Lind? (Just kidding but they make a good double play duo)

     

    I remember the 80s and early 90s: Sid Bream, Zane Smith, Bonilla, John Smiley?, 

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  5. 1 minute ago, w87r said:

    Yeah for sure.

     

    Won't be much baseball this year though. 

     

    Nice to talk about something though.

     

    Yeah, that's too bad. We can always talk baseball history. When I was younger, I enjoyed hearing about the history of baseball on the radio. I also enjoyed reading about it here. 

     

    Whenever you need a good thread to follow, come here. People are nice to each other.

     

    Btw, welcome to the Baseball Thread. 

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  6. 35 minutes ago, w87r said:

    Yankees roster:

    C: Yogi Berra

    1B: Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly

    2B: Robinson Cano, Tony Lazzeri

    SS: Derek Jeter, Phil Rizzuto

    3B: Alex Rodriquez, Wade Boggs, Craig Nettles

    LF: Mickey Mantle, Dave Winfield

    CF: Joe DiMaggio, Bernie Williams, Rickey Henderson

    RF: Babe Ruth, Roger Maris

     

    DH: Reggie Jackson

     

    SP: Whitey Ford, Roger Clemons, Andy Pettitte

     

    Closer: Mariano Rivera

     

     

    No team is competing with this.

     

    The 2nd team will beat most first teams.

     

     

    Nobody is beating that team.

     

    Thanks @2006Coltsbestever. We get a chance to talk sports again. :)

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  7. 1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Also it is not really about who someone favorites are, it is who you trust more to win a big game. After what I seen in the 2016 WS, I am handing the ball to Jake. Cubs hadn't won a WS in 108 years until those 3 guys came along you named. According to the Chicago tribune, Fowler is the 2nd best CF the Cubs have ever had as well. Hack Wilson was rated #1. I would still take Fowler just for that 1 position. I can see starting Seaver over Gooden, that makes sense because Seaver like Gooden won a WS with the Mets. The problem with Maddux was he never had any playoff success with the Cubs. He was more of a Brave to me.

     

    From what I remember, Maddux was great with the Cubs. I thought he was a better pitcher with the Clubs than with the Braves but it may be my perception. I thought Maddux was great, especially considering that he was pitching in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. 

     

    Fowler is the second best CF in Cubs history? I would have never guessed. Did the Cubs ever have a CF with the last name of Walton? When I first started to follow baseball consistently, the Cubs had Grace, Sandburg, Dunston, Girardi, Dawson. I can't recall the 3B or the LF. In CF, they had a young kid whose name I believe was Walton. At pitcher, Maddux, Sutcliffe, Mike Bielecki. Do you remember those Cubs?

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  8. 22 minutes ago, w87r said:

    Dexter Fowler? Shouldn't be on any all time team, imo.

     

    What about Greg Maddox? Arrieta over him? 

     

    Joe Giraldi? Just a great battey mate.

     

    Seems to be a lot of active guys on that team.

     

    I think a few of teams could be put together to beat that team. 

     

    Yankees for 1.

     

    Good list though.

     

    Jake, Chapman and Bryant are among his favorite of all time. 

     

    I might take Mark Grace over Rizzo. That's blasphemy around here. Rizzo is godly here and I love the guy, but Grace was a really good player. 

     

    Who would I put on the Mets all-time team? Seaver over Gooden. David Wright, Gary Carter or Piazza??, Strawberry. I gotta think. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Any of these 4 teams could beat each other on any given day. The 1998 Yankees might not necessarily be the best. It would be cool if we could have these matchups in simulation in 7 game series.

    #1 1998 Yankees vs #4 1984 Tigers

    #2 1986 Mets vs #3 2016 Cubs

     

    In that case Mets win, Mets win. :)

     

     

    I always felt bad for Buckner. He received lots of hate mail and death threats (similar to Bartman). It only got better for him when the Red Sox finally won the World Series many years later. 

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  10. Any idea if and when MLB will have a season? If baseball is not played, I don't know how football will. Baseball is not the contact sport that football is. My friend who is the NY Giants season-ticket holder says that he expects football to be played the whole season but with stadiums empty or partially full. I don't know why baseball cannot do that. 

     

     :hissy: I want sports! Let's go Mets. 

     

    jacob degrom sport GIF by New York Mets

     

    new york mets thor GIF by MLB

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  11. On 6/1/2020 at 10:18 PM, w87r said:

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    I know your hate for Kirk is real, but man.

     

    I have Vikings and Saints in my NFC title game right now.

     

    I agree with him but you already know that. Lol. Our division is pretty meh this year; so, we may win the division. But I doubt it, as we had too much turnover in players. 

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  12. 2 hours ago, w87r said:

     

     

    If there was another duplicate thread, someone else would say the same thing.

     

    See it everyday.

     

    Disregard that other comment. 

     

    Anyway, I did see your thread but only after the match. I'm sorry I missed the match. I have been looking for anything sports-related. Hopefully we get something soon. 

     

    13 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Yeah those tend to get lost sometimes. Roller put it in Colts football.

     

    It probably belonged in the same section where the baseball thread and the basketball thread are. But probably no one would have seen it. 

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  13. 14 minutes ago, csmopar said:

    It’s not just them, I’ve seen Job Corps, DoL, Health and Human services etc all do the same thing. They are all allowed an advertising budget to increase awareness. some are larger than others.

     

    Welfare programs do not use their funds to pay celebrities to advertise safety net programs, especially not in Mississippi. It is not done. 


  14. 39 minutes ago, csmopar said:

    I’m not saying they are the same, I’m saying that it has been happening across a broad front for years. Do you not remember the US military paying the NFL for military celebrations just a few years ago?

     

    It is still not the same. The US Military probably has a budget for advertising and for recruiting. Using welfare funds for a celebrity to make an appearance makes no sense. Was Favre supposed to promote welfare programs or do outreach? I seriously doubt that. Equating that to how the military or non-profits use their funds is wrong. 


  15. 1 hour ago, csmopar said:

    This happens all the time. You know all those PETA or Humane Society Ads with Celebrities? Those celebrities are Paid. Same with Wounded Warrior, The Red Cross, Goodwill, etc. all use money to pay for appearances. The military does it too, the USO does it. BLM, Thin Blue Aline etc, same thing. Find an organization that has a celebrity on one of their ads or campaign and 9.9 times out of 10, someone is paying someone for the appearance 

     

    not saying it’s ethical or not, but it’s quite a common practice

     

    Wow. I can't see how you see those as being the same as a government program. Those organizations that you are referring to are not government programs. Most, if not all, are 501 (c) (3) organizations. They have the right to pay celebrities if they believe they will get more publicity and more donations.

     

    However, paying a celebrity welfare funds to make an appearance is insane. What is the purpose? 

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