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2020 mlb thread

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ralphie250, Feb 22, 2020.

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who will win the world series

  1. dodgers

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. braves

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. yankees

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. nationals

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. any team other than those

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    I had overlooked that factor. I guess I'm seeing the players as younger & healthy, hence least likely to actually feel the effects. Of course the spreading of the virus by healthy carries is a big issue.
     
  2. omega

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    The Wall Street Journal: Baseball Players Are Testing Positive for a 50-Year-Old East German Steroid. They Can’t Explain Why.. Baseball Players Are Testing Positive for a 50-Year-Old East German Steroid. They Can’t Explain Why.

    The gist of the article is that players are getting tagged with taking turinabol, an old East German steroid popularized by the women's swim team. Still around, mostly because of the mystique of the swim team's performance. It seems that turinabol leaves metabolites that are detectable in minute quantities for long periods of time. I have a theory on this. On a steroid forum, it was mentioned that China was severely embarrassed by having so many of their athletes busted for steroid use. Almost all the raws for manufacture come out of China. So the Chinese army told the labs to adulterate their products or else. You think you are getting a nice shot of testosterone proprionate that will bump you for a day and then your levels will drop down to a high natural range the next day. But a minute amount of that is turinabol. Not enough to get picked up by side effects, only by a gas assay. But no one is having their underground lab do that. So these players are cheating, but not by purposely taking turinabol. The article also states that this started occurring after 2012, which is the Olympics so many Chinese athletes were busted at.
     
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  3. Chris Noyb

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    I remember watching the Olympics back in the '60s, and the women swimmers from East Germany had broad shoulders, bulging muscles, and facial hair.
     
  4. omega

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    Their coach, responding to comments on their swimmers' deep voices, said "Ve came here to svim, not to sing!"
     
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  5. ralphie250

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    the braves bullpen is doing a great job this year. our starting pitching..... not so great. but we are in first place so woot woot.
     
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  6. Chris Noyb

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    I have no serious choice in the WS.

    I think the Dodgers got screwed twice by cheating teams, the Astros in '17, and the Red Sox in '18. But the Dodgers have been mostly very successful for decades. Feeling sorry for the Dodgers is like feeling sorry for the Lakers, or the Patriots.

    The Rays are the clear underdogs (yes, I know the series is tied at 1-1). And Tampa Bays sports fans have been long suffering, even with one Super Bowl Championship.
     
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  7. ralphie250

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    The braves did a great job. The injury to the starting pitching hurt them, but the bullpin did a great job.
    The dodgers will be hard to beat.

    Freeman for MVP
     
  8. Chris Noyb

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    Altuve for the Heimlich Award. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. ralphie250

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    The Dodgers may run away with this.
    Charlie morton didnt look that great. seemed like he just had an off day, but the world series is not a good time to have a bad day
     
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  10. Chris Noyb

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    How bad was it?

    IIRC Morton went from a struggling minor league pitcher to winning game 7 for the Astros in the '17 WS.
     
  11. ralphie250

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    HE PLAYED FOR THE BRAVES FOR A WHILE, THE PIRATES, I THINK THE PHILLIES AND THE ASTROS. WHEN HE WAS WITH THE ASTROS HE FLOURISHED HE LEARNED HOW TO BETTER CONTRTOL HIS FASTBALL. LAST NIGHT IF I RECALL CORRCTLY HE GAVE UP 6 RUNS IN 4.2 ININGS.
    HE JUST HAD A BAD NIGHT. EVERYONE DOES.

    AND YES HE PITCHED 4 INNINGS AND GOT THE WIN IN THE 17 WORLD SERIES.

    WASNT IT 2017 OR 2018 WHEN THE ASTROS GOT CAUGHT FOR CHEATING??? MORTON CAME OUT AND SAID THAT HE KNEW ABOUT IT BUT DID NOTHING TO STOP OR PREVENT IT.
    MAKES YOU WONDER IF BRIAN MCCANN RETIRED WHEN HE DID SO HE DIDNT HAVE TO FACE ALL THE QUESTIONS
     
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  12. ralphie250

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    sorry for the all caps
     
  13. ralphie250

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    sooooooo

    Justin Turner got pulled in the 8th inning cause he tested positive, fast forward dodgers win, he busts out of quarantine to celebrate with the team.
     
  14. Chris Noyb

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    If I heard the news reports correctly his reason was nobody told him he couldn't :rolleyes:.

    Congrats, sort of :p, to the Dodgers.
     
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  15. ralphie250

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    only reason im glad the Dodgers won, is so people will shut up about how great they are but cant win the big one
     
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