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1 minute ago, TrueBlueGED said:

I have no idea how Westbrook and Harden are going to work together. I guess like the first year of LeBron and Wade in Miami where they essentially take turns? Regardless, the NBA offseason is so fun. 

They played together with Durant early in their career and they're really good friends, I think they'll work it out but you are right they both like the ball

If only the no tenders to RFA NHL GMs could take a lesson from the NBA

 

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1 minute ago, jsb said:

They played together with Durant early in their career and they're really good friends, I think they'll work it out but you are right they both like the ball

If only the no tenders to RFA NHL GMs could take a lesson from the NBA

 

Yea, but that was a way different version of Harden. I think it'll be fun, just not sure I know how well it will work against the top teams in the West. 

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Yes that is very true but who's going to stop those 2. They're both unguardable

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Meanwhile, the Raptors have replaced (?) KL with some guy.  

They are also going the see if they can replicate the FreddieVan lightning in a bottle by signing some undrafted kid that impressed in the few minutes he played in game 1 of the summer league.  Or so I'm told.

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37 minutes ago, jsb said:

They played together with Durant early in their career and they're really good friends, I think they'll work it out but you are right they both like the ball

If only the no tenders to RFA NHL GMs could take a lesson from the NBA

 

What would they learn, to get a job with the big market or else you have no chance whatsoever, short of catching lightning in a bottle for one year?

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Angels had their first home game since Tyler Skaggs’ passing. They had a small ceremony, moment of silence, his wife and parents on the field for the first pitch, etc. 

Then they batted around in the first, hung a 7 spot, and wound up scoring 13 overall. Trout obliterated the first pitch he saw for a 2R HR.

Trout’s first hit would prove to be enough, because the Mariners didn’t muster a single one. Two Angels pitchers combined to no-hit them. Dare I suggest it’s the first intentional “opener” no-hitter in MLB history?

Pretty special night. 

 

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I really hate summer.

I just found MLL.

I just might make it through to Sabres training camp.

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Anyone watch boxing? It’s never a destination for me, but I find I always watch it when I happen to land on it. Just watched a heckuva bout.

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1 hour ago, SwampD said:

Anyone watch boxing? It’s never a destination for me, but I find I always watch it when I happen to land on it. Just watched a heckuva bout.

The two fat guys on fox? One named Arreola (not making it up)?

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On 8/1/2019 at 12:22 PM, New Scotland (NS) said:

So, @Samson's Flow, although you will always be @Touched By Boyes to me, what have they done to your Blue Jays?

It's the inevitable big sell off to bank on the young guns. The team success is all riding on how well Vlad Jr, Bichette, Biggio etc do in transitioning to the big leagues. It can either turn out great (Houston with Altuve, Correa, Bregman) or not so great like Profar or Buxton to a certain extent.

Either way they are tough to watch now - but unlike the tank in hockey, relying on big prospects is a proven way to become a competitive team in MLB

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7 minutes ago, WildCard said:

 

That's one hell of a lazy effort on the title.  It's so obviously needs to be "Rickey Henderson could steal whatever Rickey wanted"

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Taking in some playoff baseball.  Batavia Muckdogs, single A affiliate of Florida, won their division and game 1 is tonight.

 

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27 minutes ago, Weave said:

Taking in some playoff baseball.  Batavia Muckdogs, single A affiliate of Florida, won their division and game 1 is tonight.

 

I'm listening to the game right now from Norman, OK. Had a fun time at Dwyer Stadium this summer.

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14 minutes ago, Randall Flagg said:

I'm listening to the game right now from Norman, OK. Had a fun time at Dwyer Stadium this summer.

Summer Sabrespace meet up....

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9 minutes ago, Thorny said:

What an incredible tennis match. 

Well...the second set was great. I wish Serena played like that all match long. It was a great, great half hour of tennis.

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So, don't keep us in suspense. Did Serena break the record?

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That Nadal March was pretty awesome as well, he had a close call there... Only 1 major behind K-fed now 

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1 hour ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

That Nadal March was pretty awesome as well, he had a close call there... Only 1 major behind K-fed now 

...for now! 

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8 hours ago, ubkev said:

...for now! 

For now is right.  You can still mark Nadal down for the French every year until proven otherwise.  He's won 3 in a row, 8 of 10, and 12 out of 15.  Love watching him on clay.  If he can pick up one of the other Grand Slams like he did this year, that's a bonus.

I think the real competition is Djokovic who has 16 Grand Slams and pretty much owns the Australian, winning 6 of the last 9 of them, and Wimbledon, winning 4 of the last 6.  I think they both pass Federer.

The best stat I heard was that no one outside the big 3 has won a Grand Slam since 2016. (Federer 3, Nadal 5, and Djokovic 4)

 

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