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Old 08-03-2020, 09:56 PM   #141
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:11 PM   #142
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When the NFL came out of lockout in 2011 with a shortened training camp, there were seemingly a lot of injuries. It was likely due to the shortened growing camp so players weren’t fully in game shape.

The summer camp MLB had was pretty short.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:46 AM   #143
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When the NFL came out of lockout in 2011 with a shortened training camp, there were seemingly a lot of injuries. It was likely due to the shortened growing camp so players weren’t fully in game shape.

The summer camp MLB had was pretty short.
I think it was two or three seasons ago that the NFL made changes to their training camp by shortening it. That season it seemed like there was a noticeable increase in early season injuries.
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Old 08-09-2020, 04:42 PM   #144
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Everyone wants a piece of the Astros

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Old 08-09-2020, 05:34 PM   #145
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We should prepare for Laureano to be suspended for ten games.

The Astros? They'll probably suffer the indignity of a slap on the wrist or something.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:43 PM   #146
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We should prepare for Laureano to be suspended for ten games.

The Astros? They'll probably suffer the indignity of a slap on the wrist or something.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:51 PM   #147
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Something about that just really angers me.

If you're going to hurl a a hard object at somebody at 95mph+ on purpose, you should have to answer for your actions, not have 40 guys come out and stop the guy from getting his pound of flesh.
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Old 08-09-2020, 07:31 PM   #148
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The hitting coach on the Astros deserves 15 games. He was the instigator
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:25 PM   #149
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We’ll know more soon, but a person I respect has been told that the A’s Ramón Laureano charged toward Alex Cintron because Cintron mentioned Laureano’s mother in a bad way. In Latino culture, those are fighting words. #Astros #Athletics
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:44 PM   #150
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This infuriates me. The A’s were hit 5 times over the 3 game series. The Astros none. An obvious retaliation by the Astros for Fiers(member of the A’s, but did not pitch) whistleblowing the Astros cheating. So basically the Astros were able to hurl balls at the A’s because they told on them, and the A’s couldn’t retaliate because they would get suspended. This whole thing is such a mess because of the spineless Manfred.
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Oh, the Astros really put themselves in a tough position by doing this. Shows no humility and taking their licks. Instead going out and picking on the A's should make them out to be more of a villian going forward. Why they decided to do that is so odd to me.
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Old 08-09-2020, 09:04 PM   #152
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This infuriates me. The A’s were hit 5 times over the 3 game series. The Astros none. An obvious retaliation by the Astros for Fiers(member of the A’s, but did not pitch) whistleblowing the Astros cheating. So basically the Astros were able to hurl balls at the A’s because they told on them, and the A’s couldn’t retaliate because they would get suspended. This whole thing is such a mess because of the spineless Manfred.

Embarrassing stuff.
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Old 08-09-2020, 09:32 PM   #153
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Astros embracing the heel role and playing some horrible baseball while they're at it. Pretty much giving everyone exactly what they want.
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Old 08-10-2020, 11:28 AM   #154
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This infuriates me. The A’s were hit 5 times over the 3 game series. The Astros none. An obvious retaliation by the Astros for Fiers(member of the A’s, but did not pitch) whistleblowing the Astros cheating. So basically the Astros were able to hurl balls at the A’s because they told on them, and the A’s couldn’t retaliate because they would get suspended. This whole thing is such a mess because of the spineless Manfred.
It's so pathetic. Really tarnishes the game of baseball.
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I'm thinking that if your hitting coach gets suspended for basically half of the remaining season for what he yelled, you probably ought to just cut ties.
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I'm thinking that if your hitting coach gets suspended for basically half of the remaining season for what he yelled, you probably ought to just cut ties.

What are the terms of teh suspension? Do they have that much influence during the game (if it's only the actual games they're not allowed to attend)? If they can still partipate in the practices, this is simply salary he's penalized. Houston really can't do anything right when it comes to ethical decisions. Really the only thing any new management can do is trade away everyone so there are no ties to anyone associated with the fiasco. Until that happens the team will be villified.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:02 PM   #158
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Joe Kelly goes off on the Astros, calling them 'cheaters' 'snitches', & 'little b*tches.".

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"The people who took the fall for what happened is nonsense," Kelly said. "Yes, everyone is involved. But the way that [sign-stealing system] was run over there was not from coaching staff. ... They're not the head boss in charge of that thing. It's the players. So now the players get the immunity, and all they do is go snitch like a little b----, and they don't have to get fined, they don't have to lose games."
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"When you take someone's livelihood ... to save your own ass, that's what I don't like," Kelly said. "Cheating? They cheated. Everyone knows they're cheaters. They know they're cheaters. It's over. That's been there, done that. But now they mess it up by ruining other people's lives, so they f---ed it up twice. ... When you taint someone's name to save your own name, this is one of the worst things that you could probably do. ... That really friggin' bugs me. I think I'll be irritated forever."
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"I socially distanced. I walked away. I didn't get close, and I followed all the guidelines of the CDC, and people on the other side [the Astros] didn't," he said. "... They walked out of their dugout, walked toward us. Carlos Correa f---ing spit at our team. I don't know if it was [at] me. He spit out of his mouth. ... This guy walks over to our dugout and then spits, while I follow all the rules, and I get eight games.
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lol...I didn't like Kelly until this incident. He's certainly right and getting the most out of his lost revenue. And good for him. He's just speaking his mind about a bad deal MLB made.
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