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  1. It doesn't happen often but I do enjoy the rare times when the Twins thrash the Yankees. Go Minny
  2. I don't understand what has happened. I also don't care. I'll take my team trying to spend to increase the odds of success. Bring in another rotation arm and maybe we have some juice?
  3. I like that the Twins got a decent arm (I hope) in Gray earlier in the day. Then, they moved a bunch of owed money to New York. I am not in love with Sanchez and Urshela but they are younger than Donaldson, so if I am crossing fingers for returns to form, may as well lower the ages and price tag. Wish Donaldson well but also hope he bombs out because of the traditional eff the Yankees. Twins' rotation is still a clown car, though? Or a mystery car?
  4. What if, and hear me out... what is all 30 teams make the playoffs? We'll combine March Madness's seeding and bracket with MLB. Best records vs worst records, best-of-seven series so we get as much advertising and drama as possible. Make sure none of the games are played at the same time so that we can maximize ad breaks. Everyone loves a Cinderella story and whatnot, so let's make sure all teams get that chance. And since there are 30 teams, every round the highest-scoring team that lost will get Cinderella'ed into the next round against the NY Yankees, unless they are the Yankees, in which case it will be against the next most marketable team. My rough calculation is that means... seventeen thousand extra games, which is a lot of ad revenue pouring into the owners' pockets game. Win-win-win. Sigh. I loved that baseball alone maintained a "you actually have to succeed long-term to move on" approach.
  5. This is something I've had to think about recently. The vet says my dog should be around 12kg and the most recent visit was a bit over 13kg. That's not a big deal but I obviously have overdone it with feeding, especially when I was stuck unable to walk her regularly for a few weeks. The point is, I've reduced her food a bit just to make sure no problem arises. As others noted, I think if The Chancellor is still fit and active, no developing paunch, you're probably okay. I admit that that seemed like a lot of food to me, but my doggo is 1/3 the size, so.
  6. I would be sad, too. As much as I hate it, the White Sox are a pretty stacked team and would do well this season. I hope we get close to a full season... and that, somehow, every player on the Chisox sucks in what's left of it
  7. The BBC reports that Russian news outlets are saying Ukraine hit its own TV tower. I get that I am not on the ground and I have to sift through news to find truth, and that I should be skeptical... but having a hard time accepting "Ukraine is hitting themselves, it is not I who am hitting them." It helps to have hundreds of thousands of troops and thousands of pieces of military equipment invading to provide context.
  8. Fuck the 2020s, man. I can't even have baseball?! I was hoping to introduce my gf to baseball on our summer visit to the Twin Cities.
  9. S2 has some excellent episodes. It's not a kind season for O'Brien, though. Colm Meaney just crushes the whole season. I am looking at the episode list and trying to sort when you might have dropped it and wonder if you got through "Whispers" and weren't hooked?
  10. Exactly! Totally different! Fabulous documentary I had in mind when I was a-typin'
  11. Oh come on, mormont. There's a world of difference here. "Football Union of Russia" is totally different from *checks notes* Russian national team, as controlled by Russian Football Union. I don't see how anyone would connect the Football Union of Russia and the Russian Football Union without the national anthem and flag. They're definitely going to feel chastened. Just like at the Olympics. Remember a two weeks ago, when there was no talk of Russian athletes in the Winter Games? Feckless international football association.
  12. The Guardian just posted that the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will meet without preconditions... dare to hope it could still be peace.
  13. Mormont brought up a good point earlier in the thread. If anyone has the desire and the means, try to support Ukraine with a donation. I've been donating to a group called Razom (means "together"), which has been around for awhile. I don't have a long history with this group but people I trust recommended it to me. They're focused on getting medical supplies and training.
  14. In the last thread, you asked what has gone well for Putin. 1. He's found some people to lock up and keep an eye on in Russia (those who protest). 2. He's managed to kill off a bunch of people who won't do what he tells them to do (Ukrainians). And he's still filthy rich/unchallengeable. Win-win-win.
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