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Old 05-16-2015, 10:33 AM   #81
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I watched yesterday's CHC/PGH game on TV (I've mostly been keeping up via the AtBat app).

A solid lead slowly chipped away and then that familiar "oh, nooooo, not again!" feeling. But a very weird-looking fielding play in the bottom of the 12th gave it to Chicago. Apparently, it was scored a single to win but it sure looked like an error to me.
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I watched yesterday's CHC/PGH game on TV (I've mostly been keeping up via the AtBat app).

A solid lead slowly chipped away and then that familiar "oh, nooooo, not again!" feeling. But a very weird-looking fielding play in the bottom of the 12th gave it to Chicago. Apparently, it was scored a single to win but it sure looked like an error to me.

Don't look now, but the Cubbies won five in a row.

Errors are seldom called when a fielder isn't that close to and doesn't touch a ball. For example, when a fielder collides into a wall and the ball bounces away for an inside park home run.
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That's the sort of thing that the Cubs have been cursed since 1908 to *lose* not win...
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Another win today, I'll enjoy them while they last. I "get" the appeal of "Go, Cubs, Go" but I really liked when WGN used "Jump" for music during broadcasts.

Van Halen was a great 80s band, with the exception of that Roth guy who operated under the misconception he could be in the same arena as Jagger.
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The Nationals invade Wrigley on Memorial Day. I had no idea Washington was doing so well!
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Looks like there is baseball's version of deflate gate.

The Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for hacking into the Astros' networks .

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St. Louis Cardinals employees may have hacked into the Houston Astros’ internal networks, according to an FBI probe.

The New York Times, citing anonymous officials, reports that the Cardinals, who have the best record in Major League Baseball this year (42-21), are under investigation for accessing an Astros network that held information about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports.
St. Louis Cardinals May Have Hacked the Astros, FBI Probe Finds
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Always new they must be cheaters (they were too good ).

Difference with deflate gate is FBI is investigating this one.
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so the new cardinal scandal needs a name, like black sox, etc.

lame birds is not good enough. any suggestions?
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Always new they must be cheaters (they were too good ).

Difference with deflate gate is FBI is investigating this one.
Deflating a ball is a rules violation. Hacking a computer is illegal.
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Deflating a ball is a rules violation. Hacking a computer is illegal.
Also, the violation wasn't done by players but employees.

On Nightly News, the story said the Cardinals gained access via use of old passwords known from former workers. Morale of the story, change old passwords when employees leave .
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Local news is still vague on this, but I am guessing it is a personal vendetta, and limited. At least I am hoping?
The organization is too classy for this, I think.



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Also, the violation wasn't done by players but employees.

On Nightly News, the story said the Cardinals gained access via use of old passwords known from former workers. Morale of the story, change old passwords when employees leave .
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I agree that the Cards are class.

That's from a Cubs and Red Sox fan.
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I grew up a Red Sox fan myself. One of the classiest owners ever was Tom Yawkey. If I recall correctly, he gave Yaz a raise, even though there was a contract, because he was worth more. Boosted him to 100k!

The Cards organization has been first class for most of my 30 years here. I just don't believe this was a widespread thing. At least hoping.


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Thinks it's a little early to know anything at this point. Certainly not a positive.
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I grew up a Red Sox fan myself. One of the classiest owners ever was Tom Yawkey. If I recall correctly, he gave Yaz a raise, even though there was a contract, because he was worth more. Boosted him to 100k!

That makes me think of something funny: I moved to Boston to play music, specifically jazz.

At some point, you have to think of a name for your band. We were none of us native so we thought, "well, what would get people's attention on a notice around here?". Two phrases came up immediately:

"FREE PAHKING!"

and,

"YAZ!!!!"

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That makes me think of something funny: I moved to Boston to play music, specifically jazz.

At some point, you have to think of a name for your band. We were none of us native so we thought, "well, what would get people's attention on a notice around here?". Two phrases came up immediately:

"FREE PAHKING!"

and,

"YAZ!!!!"


So, which name did you pick?

I have mostly lost the accent, but Pahk still comes out once in a while


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I have mostly lost the accent, but Pahk still comes out once in a while


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Well, that morphed. We were living in Brookline at first and then replaced almost the whole band. We started doing western swing (and that's when I started learning steel). Boston's a tremendous town, I'm going back this summer!
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Let me get it back on track.

Cardinals are cheaters and should be sanctioned...................

(kidding, well mostly)
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