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The Clubhouse / Re: Astros stealing signs
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 09:07:39 PM »
Ok, because I am a Patriots fan, I suppose I know the thought process. First, you tend to question whether there was a rule violation if you can. For Spygate, I thought BB's reading of where you can film was a better reading of what the rule at the time said and that the interpretation they got him on was not matching up to the rule. As a lawyer, I felt the league could not make it stick before a neutral judge, therefore Goodell stinks.

The next type of mental gymnastics is the "well, even if it did happen, we still won after that so it made no difference. This is sort of the F.U. Tour. Perfect regular season after the Jets game in the spygate season, trouncing the Colts in the 2d half after the ref grabbed Brady's soft balls. The line about the Astros road record being better than home is like this.

If the lead comes from someone who was inside your team, then there is a villain. Mangino, Floyd Landis. I will guess some folks are thinking this about Fiers.

Doubting the proof is a 4th thing you do. Deflategate? Noble gas law shows that the pressure drop was caused by the temperature change. There wasn't enough time for the guy holding the balls to deflate them in the bathroom. Don't know the Astros equivalent.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Astros stealing signs
« Last post by bluestreak on Today at 08:40:40 PM »
Would people really not care if their favorite teaM cheated to win the championship? I think it would taint it significantly.

Would it be different if it was found out all the Nats batters used corked bats?
Would we feel differently if we found out the Nats had bribed umpires?

If so, then it’s just a Matter of degree, no?
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The Clubhouse / Re: Astros stealing signs
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 08:37:20 PM »
Someone needs to tell the knicks how to cheat
they just are very good at throwing games. Practice makes perfect
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The Clubhouse / Re: Postseason Awards
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 08:35:47 PM »
Zuck writes:

no Howie? Clearly VaRK doesn't have a vote
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The Clubhouse / Re: Postseason Awards
« Last post by bluestreak on Today at 08:35:18 PM »
Wins may be a crappy measure of how good a talent a pitcher is but they are significant in representing the results which I wish the awards would consider again.  Pitching really well and not having anything to show for should be good for the pocket book but you shouldn’t get an award for it.  I question guys winning mvps for raking on a team that hasn’t played a meaningful game since June as well.

There already are awards for results and team performance. It’s the commissioner’s trophy. I believe the Nats have one now.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Astros stealing signs
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Today at 08:28:32 PM »
Might have been a joke, but I think New England (and New York) teams are more likely to cheat because of the spotlight/pressure to win.

Someone needs to tell the knicks how to cheat
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The Clubhouse / Re: Postseason Awards
« Last post by imref on Today at 08:28:20 PM »
Zuck writes:

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Four Nationals players received top 10 MVP votes this season. In addition to Rendon, Juan Soto received 45 points to finish ninth overall, Stephen Strasburg received four points to finish in a tie for 15th place and Max Scherzer received one 10th-place vote to finish tied for 22nd place.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Postseason Awards
« Last post by imref on Today at 08:22:37 PM »
Gotta be Zuck, right?

He only had a cy young vote.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Postseason Awards
« Last post by Slateman on Today at 07:47:20 PM »
No surprise. Trout took another AL MVP
It's insane how good Trout is.
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