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  1. Don

    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Got it. That makes more sense.
  2. 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.
  3. Don

    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Something that fans find entertaining and teams find very useful. MLB: “Make it stop!”
  4. 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.
  5. Don

    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?
  6. 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.
  7. There ya go. I’m personally a big fan of manual transmissions. Pretty much every car I’ve had to this point has been a manual. At this point it’s just a matter of comfort and control for me. A manual also makes driving in the snow a lot easier in my opinion. I guess the fact that it makes my car less likely to be stolen is just a bonus.
  8. Don

    Alex Trabek

    Sorry to hear that about your grandfather. And apologies if I’m getting too personal here, but what was that experience like for him and the family? I’m only asking because it’s something (meaning some sort of terminal diagnosis) that I don’t have any experience dealing with in my own family, but that I know I will have to deal with at some point.
  9. Don

    Alex Trabek

    Yeah, really sucks to hear about this. I forget where (maybe Nerdist?), but I heard him do a long form interview on a podcast a couple years ago. Really a fascinating dude. I wish him and his family well in the fight they have ahead of them.
  10. Did a deep dive into Letterkenny on Hulu last weekend. Just a freaking great comedy. It’s set in small town Canada, and has some truly great writing behind it. The dialogue is fantastic, and most of the actors are really freaking good (there are one or two that are kinda meh). I’d highly recommend it.
  11. Picked up another 5 inches today. 2 more coming tomorrow, then more predicted for this coming Tuesday. At least the dog enjoys it.
  12. Don

    Question re: cord cutting

    Has anybody here used DirecTV Now? I’ve looked at several different services, and their $55/month plan seems to be the best for me in terms of the channel lineup. Plus, the premium add ons are only $5/month as opposed to $10/15 on most other services.
  13. This winter here in KC has been one of the rougher ones I can remember. More than anything, it’s just been steady. Basically some sort of ice or snow event once or twice a week since pretty much early November. A couple really really cold stretches too. It just kinda makes everything difficult. Roads around here are in horrible shape due to the constant cycle of ice/snow, salt, hard freeze, thaw, repeat.
  14. Don

    WTF is with this bleeping weather?

    -20 happens here on occasion, and it absolutely sucks, but it can be dealt with. Bulk up on the layers, be aware of your physical condition, and it’s all good. The coldest I’ve experienced with wind chill though is about -45, and that is physically painful. Like all your skin contracts and starts to hurt in just a few minutes. Hard pass.
  15. Don

    WTF is with this bleeping weather?

    We hit a windchill of about -20 this morning. Seems to happen about once a year or so really. Not nearly as bad as it is further north/east today, but I can confirm that it’s still unpleasant.