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@34inXXIII oh don't worry, we have a post coming with screengrab snafus later today

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-production-of-the-2014-home-run-derby-falls-well-short-of-expectations.html

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@Gossamer it's an opinion. I've liked Enberg's work from what I've watched this year. Also, AA readers put the Padres broadcasters solidly in the middle of the pack in our announcer rankings earlier this spring.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@CUbsfan Nope. The column is done - I think we've reached a point where controversy is boiled down to one or two calls per week, and we'll tackle them on their own.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/the-most-exciting-walk-offs-for-the-week-ending-june-22nd.html

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@Pat_Pending This is a great point - and with the advent of national TV, Extra Innings, MLB.tv, you're not getting exposed to these guys only once a year. This isn't the 60s, where a Yankees fan has one chance to see Hank Aaron before the playoffs.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/will-2014s-all-star-game-be-the-least-watched-of-all-time.html

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@CUbsfan  it's good now...somehow, the HTML for each video got changed to the same wrong code. Talk about an 8 AM headache

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/this-week-in-replay-reviews-may-21st-edition.html

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@JamJamJam  The apparent logic (keep in mind, the word "apparent") is because they use the team name in the subtitle (IE, "A Chicago Cubs podcast")

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@bbliksteen8  I was looking for what teams Alaska and Hawaii were blacked out of, but couldn't immediately find anything. What a joke that is.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bob-bowman-wants-to-solve-mlbs-blackout-issues-for-bud-selig.html

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@CUbsfan the skin cancer probably has something to do with it

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html

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@CUbsfan  As far as I know. He wasn't mentioned in the press release Fox Sports South sent out in March.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html

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@CUbsfan  Because that's what his contract calls for.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-nl-east.html

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@CUbsfan Lowe filled in at times last year when Remy was on his sabbatical. Not sure if Lyons will do that too or not, season is still young.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-al-east.html

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@CUbsfan  Lyons joined this year. Lowe joined last years.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rate-the-local-mlb-announcers-al-east.html

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@burningriverbaseball  I don't think it's an "official" rule, but the Phillies generally have the same policy - they have a "Wall of Fame" to honor the lesser players, while the elite guys (Schmidt, Carlton, etc) get their number retired. The Braves do it with HOFers and future HOFers...and Dale Murphy.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2014-articles/how-should-astros-solve-retired-number-dilemma.html

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@Weird_Meat thanks for continuing to keep track - you've done a hell of a job this year, and the community of baseball fans online is unbelievably thankful.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014's worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots

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@WilliamAllenBethea Houston is absolutely not moving into a new ballpark, and the goal has never been to "win now".

7 months ago on Do the Tampa Bay Rays need to trade David Price?

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@WilliamAllenBethea none of those make any sense whatsoever for Tampa Bay. Why would the Astros even want to make that trade when Price is a free agent in two years?

7 months ago on Do the Tampa Bay Rays need to trade David Price?

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@JonJoe1959 Peralta got four years and $53 million from the Cardinals and was in the same situation was Cruz.

7 months ago on Nelson Cruz is in an enviable position on the free agent market

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@KevinNabors offended? Not in the slightest. Disrespecting a guy who gave his all to the community and organization for nearly a decade and whose last moment on the field was his ankle snapping like a twig? Yeah, this qualifies.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Chipper Jones is still bitter about the Braves turning on him in October

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I was a huge fan of renting movies when I was 12-13. I was a huge pro wrestling fan, and it was impossible to find much in the way of VHS in stores - but my local Blockbuster (and Hollywood Video, for that matter) had an entire section for just wrestling.

Now, if I would ever want to watch anything like that? Just go to Youtube, and you can find whatever your heart desires. There's just an irrelevancy about renting videos when you can watch whatever you want without even putting your shoes on.

I feel the same way about buying DVDs now. Really, you want me to pay 34.99 for four discs of my favorite show...when it's on Netflix/Amazon already? Sure, on occasion you'll have a situation where the show you want disappears (hello, King of the Hill) or isn't available online for streaming (The Simpsons, Seinfeld), but those are becoming the exceptions as opposed to the rule.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Farewell, Blockbuster: Is there still a place for video stores?

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@CarlaJacobs it's not a ton of money, either. Low risk, moderate reward

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Oakland's signing of Nick Punto is very shrewd

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@morganwick I read it as the second part of your statement. But hell, if a bill is that ambiguous...what chance does it have of passing?

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Introduced bill would eliminate sports blackouts

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@Guest Who it's all studio programming, either on the same network or in the same timeslot. Or was that lost on you?

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1's ratings aren't all doom and gloom

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@Guest Who I'd really like to know what a better alternative would be without paying hundreds of dollars for a program I wouldn't use under other circumstances

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1's ratings aren't all doom and gloom

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@BC27 the worst thing about Pedro was his nervousness in the beginning. Once he started getting acclimated to doing this, he got better and better

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Harold Reynolds is the front runner to replace Tim McCarver on Fox

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@JasonPowers Zobrist is one of those guys that absolutely thrived under Joe Maddon, yet could be a disaster under another manager who doesn't use him properly. Who knows what the Cubs will even do with their managerial job as of right now?

8 months, 4 weeks ago on 2013 Offseason Primer: Tampa Bay Rays

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@burningriverbaseball I wholeheartedly agree, though I really have no idea what that cat...thing was supposed to be

9 months ago on The Akron Aeros are now the Akron Rubber Ducks

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@ThomasRitter or keeping it in the northeast, the SWB...Railriders. What the hell is a Railrider anyway?

9 months, 1 week ago on The Tucson Padres are now the El Paso Chihuahuas

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@mdscott730 "hack nobody"...sounds a lot like Mark Madden.

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Dallas Latos case shows the worst of Twitter

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@MisterMJ BJ Upton wasn't good at all, which is why he was a slam dunk for this list. Ike Davis had a horrendous first half, but was a MONSTER in the second half before straining his oblique. LaRoche wasn't good at all, but look at his last few years - it's looking like 2012 was the outlier, dude was never a masher worthy of $10M+ per year.

10 months ago on The 2013 All-Disappointment Team

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@StevenKeys Uggla's 33. Cabrera didn't turn 29 until August. Don't think either is really completely over the hill quite yet. Konerko I'll give you as a guy who is past his prime, but he played well last year. It wasn't a gradual decline like we've seen from Helton, that's for sure.

Hamilton's year was rough, don't get me wrong. But he *did* get a hell of a lot better in the second half. Dunn was horrendously bad in 2011, so a 34 homer season to me isn't that awful. I think Reyes played really well, but missed a 70 game chunk...and it wasn't with one of his usual garbage "wear and tear" injuries, it was a freak incident. 

10 months ago on The 2013 All-Disappointment Team

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@LeFache Worst year of his career, no doubt. But dude still threw 211 innings and had a lower ERA than Phil Hughes. You could do worse.

10 months ago on The 2013 All-Disappointment Team

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@jimboh he's thick-headed, ignorant, resistant to change, and so on and so forth. Caray might make him seem worse than he really is.

10 months, 1 week ago on TBS overhauls MLB Postseason coverage for 2013

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@CUbsfan Marlins, Cubs, Astros, White Sox, Brewers, Giants, Rockies...Mets. I guess you're right and I can't count.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Hope for the Hopeless: New York Mets

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@BIlly Lipps I never once claimed to be a journalist.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Todd Blackledge doesn't think Penn State had a football culture problem

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@CD24 go ahead and find me on Facebook, unless you don't want me to know your real name...which is apparently the point of posting anonymously in a comment section

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Todd Blackledge doesn't think Penn State had a football culture problem

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@burningriverbaseball if the pitching matchup is underwhelming, I don't mention it. Notice how I also said nothing about four other games in addition to CLE-CHW

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Dugout Digest - the crunch

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@airfoil "distain"

thanks for proving my point

11 months ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II

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@Livineasy that's Jay Onrait, but nice try!

11 months, 1 week ago on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN battle over who's really having more fun

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@king5 good tip. Thanks. Explains a lot.

11 months, 1 week ago on Crowd Goes Wild is confusing, weird, polarizing and maybe even fun

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@lajunior1968 he was pissed because Sogard successfully bunted on him twice (which is a perfectly legal baseball play, of course). So yes, he initiated it.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Matt Garza goes off on Eric Sogard on Twitter

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@CUbsfan he does. he has a no trade clause, and is only going to waive it to get traded to Boston or New York (or Texas, but they're not interested). Yet another peril of giving out NTCs...

12 months ago on August waiver period trade candidates

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@TheNetSet Morales is a guy that can't play the field. Guys like that have no value, and the Mariners have something like six of them right now (including Montero, still trying to figure out what the hell to do, in AAA)...but they're still trying to force those square pegs into round holes, leading to situations like Ibanez and Morse getting 800 innings of PT in the OF when the Mariners would be better off putting a scarecrow with a glove on out there.

1 year ago on Why are the Seattle Mariners not selling?

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@DonnyReed No one is going to give Morales 13M a year. That's lunacy. He'll end up in a Kyle Lohse situation, only he wouldn't actually decline the offer. -32 RD in June, +12 in July, and that's *with* an eight game winning streak.

1 year ago on Why are the Seattle Mariners not selling?

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@ElevationRadio Indeed he has. But how's the old adage go..."flags fly forever"? I don't think any Red Sox fan really minded trading Anibal Sanchez and Hanley Ramirez, because without Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett, they don't win the 2007 WS.

1 year ago on Does the blockbuster midseason trade ever work out that year?

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@tfn35 why would they show NHL highlights when Fox doesn't have the rights to any NHL games?

1 year ago on Video: Fox Sports 1's debut promo

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@burningriverbaseball Puig's banged up, he wouldn't have been able to play anyway.

1 year ago on Your full guide to All-Star Game replacements

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@MattyMarshall I mean, name another Braves player that should be there. Upton has been awful outside of April. Gattis has missed the last month. McCann is pretty clearly a worse option than both Molina and Posey. The pitching staff lacks a dominant starter...the Braves' success this year has been more of a team effort than one player carrying the squad.

1 year ago on Is ESPN stumping too hard for Yasiel Puig?

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@burningriverbaseball if Sanchez didn't miss that ~month, you'd better believe he'd be there

1 year ago on The biggest MLB All-Star Game snubs

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