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Offline DCFan

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #400: March 12, 2021, 01:06:56 PM »
Nick Markakis announces his retirement after 15 years. Every time I read his name, I hear it in Gary Thorne's voice.

While I always respected Markakis as a player I was never a fan of Gary Thorne. That basso profundo voice of his just isn't suitable to baseball listening enjoyment IMHO.

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #401: March 12, 2021, 02:33:48 PM »
While I always respected Markakis as a player I was never a fan of Gary Thorne. That basso profundo voice of his just isn't suitable to baseball listening enjoyment IMHO.
I'm a huge Thorne fan.  He could read a phone book and I'd listen. 

It's funny but the Os  have had some great announcers.  I liked Fred Manfra, and of course there was Jon Miller.  Palmer is still himself, but when he's not talking about himself he's pretty good too.

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #402: March 12, 2021, 08:05:06 PM »
Palmer is still himself, but when he's not talking about himself he's pretty good too.

I know I've told this story before, so I'll keep it short...

I beat Palmer to the counter for last call on the last first class upgrade on a flight from Atlanta to somewhere else.  Ya snooze ya lose...

He didn't exactly use these words with the gate agent, but he pulled the "Do you know who I am?" attitude.  Pretty sure I got stink eye as he slithered back to coach...

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #403: March 15, 2021, 04:35:12 AM »
A 22 pitch walk yesterday. Pitcher was done after one batter

https://mobile.twitter.com/snytv/status/1371172030171725830

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #404: March 16, 2021, 03:58:45 PM »
Lebron is now part owner of the Red Sawx.  Just another reason to hate them.

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #405: March 17, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
Lebron is now part owner of the Red Sawx.  Just another reason to hate them.
Isn't Billy Beane in that group, too?   

This values FSG properties at about $8 billion (since $750 MM for a 10% minority position is a bit of a discount).  That's Red Sox, Liverpool, the Fenway real estate, Roush Fenway Racing, and some ancillary businesses like I think the agency that handles ACC alumni travel. Does not include the Boston Globe, which Henry owns personally.  I saw a breakdown on SoSH by one member that pegged the Sox as $4BB plus, and Liverpool about 2/3 of the rest.

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #406: March 17, 2021, 01:21:57 PM »
Isn't Billy Beane in that group, too?   

This values FSG properties at about $8 billion (since $750 MM for a 10% minority position is a bit of a discount).  That's Red Sox, Liverpool, the Fenway real estate, Roush Fenway Racing, and some ancillary businesses like I think the agency that handles ACC alumni travel. Does not include the Boston Globe, which Henry owns personally.  I saw a breakdown on SoSH by one member that pegged the Sox as $4BB plus, and Liverpool about 2/3 of the rest.
I believe that the Beane/Sox deal fell through


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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #408: March 20, 2021, 01:07:35 PM »
21lbs????

It's a long season and all those road trips. Oy vey.

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #409: March 20, 2021, 01:33:28 PM »
It's a long season and all those road trips. Oy vey.
It helps pay for the habit if you can sell some on the side. 

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #410: March 22, 2021, 03:42:41 PM »
How not to GM:

Jayson Stark:
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"In more than 6 years running the team, the Rockies GM has committed more than $300M in salary to 19 free agents on major-league deals. Those 19 free agents have collectively accounted for -3.4 wins above replacement while with the Rockies."

Desmond has to account for a lot of that I'd think?

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Re: Hot Stove 2020-21 (non-Nats)
« Reply #411: March 26, 2021, 07:16:38 PM »
Mike Bell, the Twins’ bench coach, has died from kidney cancer. He was just 46.