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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #125: August 31, 2020, 03:46:05 PM »
Pillar to Rockies, Villar may be heading to the Jays.  No word on whether anyone is bringing back Millar to DH.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #126: August 31, 2020, 03:48:12 PM »
In a minor deal, Mike goes to the As for 2019 draftees (small pieces).

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #127: August 31, 2020, 03:57:18 PM »
just a reminder that this is 2020 - As / Mariners ppd to WEdnesday while the As complete contracing. One member  of the traveling party tested positive Saturday, so team is still in Houston hotel awaiting test results.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #128: August 31, 2020, 04:02:19 PM »
Pillar to Rockies, Villar may be heading to the Jays.  No word on whether anyone is bringing back Millar to DH.
Villar for Jeff Conine's kid

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #129: August 31, 2020, 04:08:22 PM »
Archie Bradley to the Reds. Separately, Brian Goodwin to the REds

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #130: August 31, 2020, 07:29:20 PM »
It is said that after the Battle of Austerlitz, Pitt the Elder rolled up a map of Europe and said "we don't need this anymore", since it was now all controlled by Napoleon. I fear that soon we can do the same to the NL schedule, because the Padres will just dominate.
Pitt the Elder died in 1778. Pitt the Younger was PM at the time of Austerlitz.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #131: August 31, 2020, 07:30:17 PM »
Pitt the Elder died in 1778. Pitt the Younger was PM at the time of Austerlitz.

see these are the kinds of things that one can only learn on WNFF.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #132: August 31, 2020, 07:57:05 PM »
see these are the kinds of things that one can only learn on WNFF.
yes, only this baseball board could be so full of Pitt.

Well, maybe the Buckos board. 

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #133: August 31, 2020, 08:00:56 PM »
Pitt the Elder died in 1778. Pitt the Younger was PM at the time of Austerlitz.

Yikes, embarrassing typo on my end...and one I get away with on 99% of other sports forums :)

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #134: August 31, 2020, 08:47:10 PM »
Archie Bradley to the Reds. Separately, Brian Goodwin to the REds
I'd like Goodwin back please

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #135: August 31, 2020, 08:47:49 PM »
I am somewhat of a history buff. One of my grandfathers was born during the U.S. Civil War, and all four of his grandparents were born during the Napoleonic Wars, two of them in what was still the Holy Roman Empire.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #136: August 31, 2020, 08:57:40 PM »
One of my grandfathers was born during the U.S. Civil War....

I’m guessing he had passed before you were born?

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #137: August 31, 2020, 09:27:33 PM »
I’m guessing he had passed before you were born?
More than 40 years. Quite an age gap among some of my family members.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #138: August 31, 2020, 09:36:05 PM »
I am somewhat of a history buff. One of my grandfathers was born during the U.S. Civil War, and all four of his grandparents were born during the Napoleonic Wars, two of them in what was still the Holy Roman Empire.
Wow.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #139: August 31, 2020, 09:42:19 PM »
I still find it an amazing bit of trivia that President John Tyler, who was born during George Washington's first term, has two living grandchildren.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #140: August 31, 2020, 09:52:22 PM »
I still find it an amazing bit of trivia that President John Tyler, who was born during George Washington's first term, has two living grandchildren.

Like the last civil war widow died not long ago.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #141: August 31, 2020, 10:51:23 PM »
I still find it an amazing bit of trivia that President John Tyler, who was born during George Washington's first term, has two living grandchildren.
His statue is at W&M and remember hearing that on a tour.  Some of those old guys can still bring it.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #142: September 01, 2020, 02:09:47 PM »
I'd like Goodwin back please
said so at the time.  Much preferred him to Taylor.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #143: September 01, 2020, 02:59:03 PM »
Pitt the Elder died in 1778. Pitt the Younger was PM at the time of Austerlitz.

Yeah but Pliny the Elder is better beer

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #144: September 01, 2020, 03:07:06 PM »
Yeah but Pliny the Elder is better beer
I think it was Pliny the Kid whose writings provide the earliest mention of Christians as a distinct group outside of writings within the Christian community.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #145: September 01, 2020, 04:17:05 PM »
So Padres are stuck on St Helena.
They're still not even close to being the best team in their division.  The Dodgers just had the #2 prospect in all of baseball chill at the alternate site for a month to manipulate his service time while they ran away with the division, because why not? 

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #146: September 01, 2020, 06:08:52 PM »
Yeah but Pliny the Elder is better beer

I prefer Pliny the Younger. Although that may have had to do with the difficulty I went through to get it.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #147: September 05, 2020, 11:48:41 PM »
Anyone else surprised at the lack of virus reports in MLB of late?

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #148: September 06, 2020, 08:50:36 AM »
A bit. Obviously, there is less of the stupid behavior like Clevinger and the casinos, but the way things go, there is always some sort of unknown exposure.

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Re: Around the League (2020)
« Reply #149: September 07, 2020, 06:19:02 PM »
Didn’t realize that the Jays had overtaken the Yanks for second place.