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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:44 pm 
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I was thinking about how it's so much harder to be the expert in something. Before the internet, if you knew a lot about something, people would call you, or be like _____ knows a ton about Mets stats, or Greek mythology, and now you just Google it. That made me kinda sad.


I actually like that quite a bit. Every now and then a thought will pop into my head about something that I "think" I know about and it will lead me to internet searches.

Example: I watched "The Amityville Horror" with my niece last month and it lead me to discuss the actual story and trial of Ronald DeFeo with my brother. I ended up spending hours that night viewing the actual crime scene photos and reviewing the evidence etc.

I love that I can do that nowadays.

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:42 pm 
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I'm thinking about women, mostly.

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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:49 am 
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I'm thinking about women, mostly.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:08 am 
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I made a huge mistake a couple months ago. That's been tough to get off my mind. Not because I necessarily wanted things to play out differently than they did, but because I wish it never happened in the first place.

I would say it's been the lowest, most disgraceful thing I've ever done. Not proud.

Ya live and ya learn, right?


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:14 pm 
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At least he's not licking his hand...


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:15 pm 
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SHPIDA wrote:
I was thinking about how it's so much harder to be the expert in something. Before the internet, if you knew a lot about something, people would call you, or be like _____ knows a ton about Mets stats, or Greek mythology, and now you just Google it. That made me kinda sad.

Two years late reply, but now it's more about understanding than knowledge. If you want to be a baseball expert, you have to be smart about the sport not just know every stat in history.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:49 pm 
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D.B. Cooper case officially closed by the FBI.

Fascinating story but should have maybe been closed a while back considering all that's going on in the world today.

He probably died that night anyway.

And if not, touché, you deserve the money.

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MarkJohnson>You wrote:

Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
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I was playing canasta with Sandy the other day, he started screaming at me half way into the game........ shouting, "why didnt you challenge the play at 2nd base". I told him, Im not Terry collins!

he then proceeded to walk out the room in disgust

it was pretty weird, and funny moment

especially since it was his turn and he did get to finish it

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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
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Daaaarryyl wrote:
D.B. Cooper case officially closed by the FBI.

Fascinating story but should have maybe been closed a while back considering all that's going on in the world today.

He probably died that night anyway.

And if not, touché, you deserve the money.


Well,

http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170824/ ... t-thickens

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MarkJohnson>You wrote:

Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Thinking About?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 am 
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I liked Zombie Hack Wilson, but I think it might be bad luck....it turns out Hack Wilson's dead.


Whenever I hear Hack Wilson's name, I think about his feet. (no, I'm not a pervert). He had little feet, size 5.5 or maybe smaller and a big neck, big head and big shoulders, but he was just 5'6. He also had little hands, so small that his bats had to be shimmed, so he could grip them.

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It's believed he had fetal alcohol syndrome, as both his parents were alcoholics and following their tradition, he became a raging alcoholic himself. I wonder what he might have been if his mom had proper child bearing instruction cause he was strong, but he was also born with a visible fetal alcohol disability.

. . . I think about stuff like that. How lucky we are to have good basic medical care and knowledge like "heavy drinking when pregnant is bad" and what Hack Wilson might have been if his mother wasn't an alcoholic when she carried him in her stomach for 9 months.

I don't have as much respect for his 191 RBI season cause the entire league was inflated (the national league at that time was more of a hitters league and a younger league than the more established American league). And his team and the hitters ahead of him had silly OBPs.

Article on Hack: https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/e2c5ebeb

and the league when he set the RBI record had a .303 league batting average.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leag ... 1930.shtml

If we're going to name a guy a zombie, maybe someone who doesn't bring up such strong images to me, how about Brooks Robinson. I could get behind Zombie Brooks Robinson. Maybe we could even sign him to play 3rd base for the Mets next year.

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