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25 minutes ago, steveoath said:

To be honest, I've totally lost interest. I've only been to a couple of games this season. Which is hard to say, as I've been going to games for over 30 years.  It's me and my Dad's time away from the rest of the famy! Haven't eveb watched any big  games on TV either for a couple of years. The games are really expensive now for diabolical football. I can go watch the Glasgow Clan play hockey for less money, and it's a far more enjoyable experience!

Official invitation to join the Football Club has been sent.  It's my club, so I can invite who I want.  I have not had to throw anyone off the island, yet.

Actually, we are a very good bunch in there.  It's not like some other clubs ... 😇

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So on Golf; I don't follow it very closely, but:

Is John Daly somehow relevant? I happened to see a Golden Tee arcade machine at a bar yesterday, and it was all "PLAY AS JOHN DALY!" with pictures of him and ugly pants (even by golf standards). Last I knew, 20 years ago he could hit the ball a mile but couldn't do anything else, and then became an outcast because of something crass or dumb.

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8 minutes ago, MattPie said:

So on Golf; I don't follow it very closely, but:

Is John Daly somehow relevant? I happened to see a Golden Tee arcade machine at a bar yesterday, and it was all "PLAY AS JOHN DALY!" with pictures of him and ugly pants (even by golf standards). Last I knew, 20 years ago he could hit the ball a mile but couldn't do anything else, and then became an outcast because of something crass or dumb.

I like John Daly

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9 hours ago, inkman said:

I like John Daly

OK, it just seemed strange. Like having some mid-2000s plug that had a miracle 20-goal season on the cover of NHL 2020.

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10 hours ago, MattPie said:

So on Golf; I don't follow it very closely, but:

Is John Daly somehow relevant? I happened to see a Golden Tee arcade machine at a bar yesterday, and it was all "PLAY AS JOHN DALY!" with pictures of him and ugly pants (even by golf standards). Last I knew, 20 years ago he could hit the ball a mile but couldn't do anything else, and then became an outcast because of something crass or dumb.

He still has a bit of a following when he’s out there for senior events. He was here in Cary, NC last year and they made a whole big deal about where he parks his RV during the event. 

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11 hours ago, inkman said:

I like John Daly

I get not liking Tiger, and liking John, for on the course stuff, but Daly is an actual piece of sht

1 hour ago, MattPie said:

OK, it just seemed strange. Like having some mid-2000s plug that had a miracle 20-goal season on the cover of NHL 2020.

He'll always be immensely popular as the people's golfer. Plus there's the 'Asian John Daly', as the announcers refer to him as, now too 

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On 4/15/2019 at 11:13 AM, WildCard said:

I get not liking Tiger, and liking John, for on the course stuff, but Daly is an actual piece of sht

He'll always be immensely popular as the people's golfer. Plus there's the 'Asian John Daly', as the announcers refer to him as, now too 

I once saw John Daly lose $60k on $25 slot machines after shooting 1 stroke off the course record and then withdraw from a tournament. 

I also once saw Tiger Woods walk into a casino, he wasn't thrilled with the music and asked for some DMX. This is a casino. It's elevator music controlled from God knows where...and he wants DMX! Sooooo we hooked my iPod up and Tiger got his DMX.

 

....I like them both

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1 minute ago, ubkev said:

I once saw John Daly lose $60k on $25 slot machines after shooting 1 stroke off the course record and then withdraw from a tournament. 

I also once saw Tiger Woods walk into a casino, he wasn't thrilled with the music and asked for some DMX. This is a casino. It's elevator music controlled from God knows where...and he wants DMX! Sooooo we hooked my iPod up and Tiger got his DMX.

 

....I like them both

Those are both incredible stories lmao. Tiger listening to DMX is hilarious 

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1 minute ago, WildCard said:

Those are both incredible stories lmao. Tiger listening to DMX is hilarious 

And they literally just played Party Up in Columbus after Bobs made that last save...

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Went to see that Tebow kid play baseball last night in Rochester. He's got a heck of a swing.

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I just bumped into this story on TSN.  Yesterday, in his 6,827th plate appearance over 13 years, Joey Votto popped out to first for first time ever.  I have no idea how they are even aware of a stat like that, but that's kind of crazy.  That long of a career, and up until yesterday, he was tied with me.  Amazing.

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1 minute ago, shrader said:

I just bumped into this story on TSN.  Yesterday, in his 6,827th plate appearance over 13 years, Joey Votto popped out to first for first time ever.  I have no idea how they are even aware of a stat like that, but that's kind of crazy.  That long of a career, and up until yesterday, he was tied with me.  Amazing.

It's been kinda a side story baseball people have been following for years now. Not only is that the first time he's ever done that, but he simply just never pops out to the infield either; he does it like 3-4 times a year, which is just insane

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1 minute ago, WildCard said:

It's been kinda a side story baseball people have been following for years now. Not only is that the first time he's ever done that, but he simply just never pops out to the infield either; he does it like 3-4 times a year, which is just insane

Is he a guy who makes a lot of contact during his at bats?

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7 minutes ago, shrader said:

Is he a guy who makes a lot of contact during his at bats?

He has an incredible eye so he's never swinging at bad pitches. When he does swing yeah he makes solid contact

Here's the article. He's popped up, including that new one, 8 times since 2010. And in all of those seasons, he's only missed like 10 games max for one season

https://www.12up.com/posts/6122650-joey-votto-s-career-pop-ups-should-be-your-new-favorite-stat

It's a shame he's been buried where he is, because he's truly been one of the greatest hitters of the last decade

He's also notorious for being kinda an *****/jokster, which is hilarious

 

 

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2 hours ago, WildCard said:

He has an incredible eye so he's never swinging at bad pitches. When he does swing yeah he makes solid contact

Here's the article. He's popped up, including that new one, 8 times since 2010. And in all of those seasons, he's only missed like 10 games max for one season

https://www.12up.com/posts/6122650-joey-votto-s-career-pop-ups-should-be-your-new-favorite-stat

It's a shame he's been buried where he is, because he's truly been one of the greatest hitters of the last decade

He's also notorious for being kinda an *****/jokster, which is hilarious

 

 

He's signed there twice, so he's choosing the market.  I can appreciate players like that.  Plants his flag and says, I'm all in.

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Have we ever seen what's happening to the Red Sox happen before?  Championship teams have dismantled and been terrible but it's basically the same team. They are setting records for futility on the heels of breezing to the WS. I'll admit last season was fortuitous and it's likely they would come out with the so called hangover but it's full on panick mode in Bean town now. I'm sure most posters here are thrilled by this and I can't complain too much as the last 15 years have been a great ride but what is going on with them. 

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27 minutes ago, inkman said:

Have we ever seen what's happening to the Red Sox happen before?  Championship teams have dismantled and been terrible but it's basically the same team. They are setting records for futility on the heels of breezing to the WS. I'll admit last season was fortuitous and it's likely they would come out with the so called hangover but it's full on panick mode in Bean town now. I'm sure most posters here are thrilled by this and I can't complain too much as the last 15 years have been a great ride but what is going on with them. 

2013 Red Sox WS team was pretty much the exact opposite—bad team becoming good team with mostly the same roster.

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2 hours ago, #freejame said:

2013 Red Sox WS team was pretty much the exact opposite—bad team becoming good team with mostly the same roster.

Yeah but there were signs of improvement and growth. This year's squad just fell off a cliff. Only 3-4 players are even close to their norms. It's like they've been drugged. 

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Being in South West Florida I'm getting the opportunity to watch local programming. Things I normally never watch, like post game shows after losses I can comfortably watch after the Sox beat the Ray's and I these shows are so bizarre. Asking a pitcher what lead up to a grand slam is some ***** I can't comprehend. My answer would be "i*****ed up, the end". But these guys answer this ridiculousness to the end. More power to em. I'd tell the reporters to ***** off in a heartbeat.

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