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  1. Don

    WTF is with this bleeping weather?

    Getting lit the F up in KC lately. Normal rainfall for May is about 5-6”. Probably got about 10-12” already, with about 6” in 3 or so days last week. Another 6” predicted for this weekend. My basement is a shit show.
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    Game of Thrones

    Saw that earlier today. Pretty much sums up my feelings on this season.
  3. Watched the first two episodes of Chernobyl last night, and it is really good. Heck of a story that leaves one pretty angry at some of the things that are overlooked/dismissed/mis-reported by characters in the story. If that’s the way it really happened, then wow. My only issue with the show is that most of the main characters are speaking English with a British accent, but then some parts are in Russian (or Ukrainian). Inconsistencies like that are always odd choices to me. It’s one of the things that Narcos proved can be done correctly (meaning doing a show for an English-speaking audience that is primarily in another language) without insulting the audience or taking away from the story.
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    And in Crazy Train news.

    Given the age at which I first remember hearing of it, it’s possible it was some other HSR project in California that just ended up going nowhere. I remember my dad complaining about how it was going to cost way more than they were estimating and would have so many legal/regulatory issues that it’d probably never get built. So maybe I’ve merged the two shit show HSR ideas into one in my head. Just looked into it. The California High Speed Rail Authority was formed in 96, and apparently Jerry Brown was talking about it even earlier than that, which roughly fits that timeline. So I guess that’s what I remember people (my dad) being upset about then. Prop 1A just didn’t get passed until 2008.
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    And in Crazy Train news.

    Lol. I’m in my thirties and I remember people talking about what a clusterf*ck this whole project was when I was a kid (like 10 or younger). It’s become like a running joke that has spanned most of my life thus far with pretty much zero good coming out of it and plenty of bad. Just a fantastic example of how to completely screw up a perfectly good idea/project.
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    Question re: cord cutting

    So I did go ahead and sign up for DirecTV Now, and had it for about two months. It actually worked well for me functionality-wise, but like two weeks after I signed up they re-did their channel packages and upped the price (I was still grandfathered in to the original lineup I subscribed to). Sling recently added MLB Network though, (which is one of the three channels I watch the most, and why I hadn’t chose them before) in a $40/month package, which is way less than $70/month for the DirecTV Now package I had. So I went ahead and cancelled that package (still have it until the end of the billing cycle), and will pick up Sling as soon as the DirecTV Now package ends.
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    RV Rental

    Came here for the memes. One good one, otherwise disappointed. Also learned that Blarg hates both his clients and orgies, so that’s a thing.
  8. Don

    Game of Thrones

    It’s the same with Hulu as the other streaming services. You can choose to add HBO access on Hulu for a monthly fee. Basically, if you’d like to watch it legally, HBO will be getting their cut from you regardless of what platform you choose. There’s no way around that unless you’d like to pirate it. And it is the most pirated program in history I believe.
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    Memorable plays from Angels history

    I’ve yet to find video of it, but there was a game in Cleveland in the mid-aughts where there was a runner on third and two outs in the ninth with KRod pitching and Bengie behind the plate. KRod throws a wild pitch, runner takes off for home, Bengie tracks the ball down and does a no look flip between his legs with his back to the plate, and KRod catches it and slides into home with the runner tagging him out to end the game. One of the sickest catcher plays I’ve ever seen.
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    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Got it. That makes more sense.
  11. Don

    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Why not just carry him as a pitcher? Then they can play him wherever they want. At least that’s the way I read the rule. From what I read, there is zero restriction on a pitcher becoming a position player; but there are very specific restrictions on a position player pitching.
  12. Don

    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Something that fans find entertaining and teams find very useful. MLB: “Make it stop!”
  13. Don

    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Three-batter minimum for pitchers: Rule 5.10(g) will be amended to require that starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or to the end of a half-inning, with exceptions for incapacitating injury or illness. Well, that takes care of that rule. Looking forward to a record number of lefty relievers having 24 hour injuries.
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    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Seems like it would be rather difficult to become a two way player if you started out as a position player according to the new rules. And there appears to be either no clarification or restriction on how many games/when a pitcher can play at an offensive position. Under this logic, wouldn’t it be best for teams to declare everyone on the roster a pitcher? Is there any rule on a minimum number of position players a team must carry?
  15. Jeeps are kinda a weird thing on the used market. When I used to sell cars salesmen would be absolutely pumped when we got a Jeep on trade in. Basically, for reasons unknown to me, the difference between what you can get on a trade in for a Jeep and what a used Jeep will retail for at a dealership is massive. The most money I ever made on one single car was on a 2009 (I think) Jeep Grand Cherokee with like 70k miles on it (this would’ve been in roughly 2013). So if you do look for a used Jeep, either try to find a private seller and really vet the automobile or try to absolutely hammer the dealership you are dealing with.