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The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Sydin posted:

https://twitter.com/ScottMillerBbl/...312104286060544

Seriously can we please just raze the entire state of Florida off the face of the earth?

How was that not part of the initial plan

The Glumslinger fucked around with this message at 22:28 on Jul 31, 2020

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Whooping Crabs
Apr 13, 2010





I agree to this, but only if you include the Marlins

Zisky
May 6, 2003







The Glumslinger posted:

How was that not part of the initial plan

Because they never took this seriously in the first place?

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012

NEVER LET A
RANDOM MOTHERFUCKER
SHOOT THE B ROLL




Jesus loving christ. Just shut it down, this is sub Gary bettman level idiocy. Rob Manfred Eat poo poo And Die

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012

NEVER LET A
RANDOM MOTHERFUCKER
SHOOT THE B ROLL



Found a nice picture of two cardinals pitchers flouting masks and social distancing while out renting a boat and SOMEHOW neither one of them is Carlos Martinez.

Jupiter Jazz
Jan 13, 2007

Heavy Metal Queen


The most apt gif

Doctor Teeth
Sep 11, 2008


thrilla in vanilla posted:

Found a nice picture of two cardinals pitchers flouting masks and social distancing while out renting a boat and SOMEHOW neither one of them is Carlos Martinez.

p-p-post that poo poo


also lol this is the sport where their brilliant plan was foiled by "oh poo poo there's other people in the hotels". this was never going to be anything other than a disaster because this country is nothing but a disaster

Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014

All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement
Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!





Mattingly should be permanently banned from the sport. Has any single person's incompetence led to an entire loving season being derailed before?

mcmagic
Jul 1, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


The Yankees and Red Sox are both honoring the Astros by banging on tin cans.

https://twitter.com/Jomboy_/status/1289335113554079744

mcmagic fucked around with this message at 23:01 on Jul 31, 2020

Johnny Bravo
Jan 19, 2011


Spaced God posted:

Mattingly should be permanently banned from the sport. Has any single person's incompetence led to an entire loving season being derailed before?

Rob Manfred?

thefncrow
Mar 14, 2001


The Glumslinger posted:

How was that not part of the initial plan

I mean, realistically, this has always been the plan.

They created a half-rear end plan that they didn't plan to enforce whatsoever. Surprisingly, people didn't adhere to it, thus backing MLB with the argument that their plan wasn't a bad idea from the start, it could have worked if it just weren't for Those Pesky Players (*cough* and some scapegoats in team management that we'll try to look past). It's too bad the players were so flagrantly violating ownership's sterling plan for keeping baseball going and caused the premature end of the season.

At least that's how they think they can get it sold.

Jupiter Jazz
Jan 13, 2007

Heavy Metal Queen

Spaced God posted:

Mattingly should be permanently banned from the sport. Has any single person's incompetence led to an entire loving season being derailed before?

Sure, but what about Manfred?

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012

NEVER LET A
RANDOM MOTHERFUCKER
SHOOT THE B ROLL



Doctor Teeth posted:

p-p-post that poo poo


also lol this is the sport where their brilliant plan was foiled by "oh poo poo there's other people in the hotels". this was never going to be anything other than a disaster because this country is nothing but a disaster

FBS
Apr 27, 2015





https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/1289339564675551232

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



Jupiter Jazz posted:

Astros scandal: let the players off

Supposedly the only reason the league was able to do an investigation into the team was because they gave the players immunity

Nodoze posted:

Incoming tommy john surgery

Would he even be able to get it right now? Or do athletes get to have special exemptions for elective surgery the way they get to get tested daily

mcmagic posted:

The Yankees and Red Sox are both honoring the Astros by banging on tin cans.

https://twitter.com/Jomboy_/status/1289335113554079744

A lot of people said the league was trying to keep the Red Sox cheating investigation and punishment as low key as possible and man did they succeed

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION





Toilet Rascal

Johnny Bravo posted:

Rob Manfred?

Mattingly coaches the Marlins, so he has some culpability w/r/t players not following bubble protocol.

Johnny Bravo
Jan 19, 2011


seiferguy posted:

Mattingly coaches the Marlins, so he has some culpability w/r/t players not following bubble protocol.

I don't disagree with ya. I disagree with him being the single most incompetent person causing baseball to shutdown again.

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.



I mean... maybe its just that we're talking about my favorite player as a child and I certainly think Mattingly has SOME culpability. But like "Ban Mattingly for this" feels very scapegoatish to me. A whole poo poo load of people didn't take poo poo seriously and I'm not sure the blame should fall squarely on middle management.

But then again that's how we handled the Astros thing so I guess its consistent at least.

Johnny Bravo
Jan 19, 2011


STAC Goat posted:

I mean... maybe its just that we're talking about my favorite player as a child and I certainly think Mattingly has SOME culpability. But like "Ban Mattingly for this" feels very scapegoatish to me. A whole poo poo load of people didn't take poo poo seriously and I'm not sure the blame should fall squarely on middle management.

But then again that's how we handled the Astros thing so I guess its consistent at least.

Yeah, exactly this. If anyone is gonna be blamed from the Marlins, at least put it on Jeter. But I'm still of the opinion Manfred did as little as he could to ensure any of this actually worked and essentially set on field talent up to fail so that when they do, it's their fault for being careless.

Whether or not that's incompetence is up to what you view Manfred's job is I guess. Quite competent at helping owners, wholly inadequate at looking after baseball the sport (and it's players).

Jupiter Jazz
Jan 13, 2007

Heavy Metal Queen

Why are 47 hats so washed out?

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.



Johnny Bravo posted:

Yeah, exactly this. If anyone is gonna be blamed from the Marlins, at least put it on Jeter. But I'm still of the opinion Manfred did as little as he could to ensure any of this actually worked and essentially set on field talent up to fail so that when they do, it's their fault for being careless.

Whether or not that's incompetence is up to what you view Manfred's job is I guess. Quite competent at helping owners, wholly inadequate at looking after baseball the sport (and it's players).

I mean I think the players hold responsibility too. But yeah, ultimately this is on MLB for dozens of different reasons. Just the fact that they allowed the situation in Miami to happen instead of having clear rules about players who test positive sitting out or teams having to clear before they go out there is insane.

It just seems like the same kind of weird thing with the Stros where the union protects the players and the commish protects the owners so no one left to blame except the manager. I guess that's always been what the manager is there for but the absurdity and futility of it is really on display lately.

STAC Goat fucked around with this message at 00:49 on Aug 1, 2020

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



MADRIGAL IS UP!!!!!

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Fun Shoe

So I wore a Bucks mask today instead of a Brewers mask.

I made the right choice.

Johnny Bravo
Jan 19, 2011


STAC Goat posted:

I mean I think the players hold responsibility too. But yeah, ultimately this is on MLB for dozens of different reasons. Just the fact that they allowed the situation in Miami to happen instead of having clear rules about players who test positive sitting out or teams having to clear before they go out there is insane.

Yeah for sure. The players are all grown adults and bear some responsibility too but it's not like the blame game is a zero sum thing where if MLB is to blame then players aren't or vice versa. Relying on 30 teams to keep themselves COVID free seems highly impractical and unrealistic without the infrastructure in place to support that, which was Manfred's job.

e: Sorry, I know you weren't trying to make that point about it being MLB or the players to blame and I didn't mean to imply that. I think we both agree that everyone is a little to blame and some are a lot to blame though!

Johnny Bravo fucked around with this message at 00:56 on Aug 1, 2020

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



Julio Cruz posted:

too bad you missed the boat on Fernando Rodney

e: wait no, he signed with an indy ball team so he's still available

Rodney signed with the Astros today, sorry to everyone who cherishes him

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.



Johnny Bravo posted:

e: Sorry, I know you weren't trying to make that point about it being MLB or the players to blame and I didn't mean to imply that. I think we both agree that everyone is a little to blame and some are a lot to blame though!

No worries. I didn't take it that way. I was trying to just like be careful because of the Mattingly thing because I know I'm not objective there. I think we agree everyone's got some blame but ultimately this is the same stuff we've been killing MLB as an organization and whole on for weeks. Marlins were just the guys who made the first big fuckup that exposed the massive holes in the system.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



Rodney is already a cubs legend for getting like an out and then shooting the arrow on the cardinals in NLDS

OxySnake
Mar 22, 2007

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.



"No way to prevent this. Says only major sport where this is happening."

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009






https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/stat...4312212481?s=21

???

Jupiter Jazz
Jan 13, 2007

Heavy Metal Queen

https://twitter.com/JDodgersLA/stat...3040320512?s=19




Why didn't I make my team the Dodgers?

OxySnake posted:

"No way to prevent this. Says only major sport where this is happening."

League you mean. NPB and Korean baseball are fine..

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009






That throw by Betts Jfc

ProperCoochie
Oct 11, 2004

In Sicily, carbombs are more dangerous than women.

The National Women's Soccer League completed its season with zero covid cases.

Dinosaurs!
May 22, 2003



Good god, Mookie

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



Hahaha I didn't remember this
https://twitter.com/JATayler/status/1289390032071974913

blossommirage
Nov 7, 2012



Blooper should be the MVP of every game, really.

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE



I don't know how anyone could dislike Rizzo. Dude just fuckin' loves life. (which makes sense)

mcmagic
Jul 1, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


https://twitter.com/MarlyRiveraESPN...390475833536513

This loving sucks. Dude is highly underrated.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Another rainy day commute





Pillbug

rickiep00h posted:

I don't know how anyone could dislike Rizzo. Dude just fuckin' loves life. (which makes sense)

To be fair he can be kind of a dickhead on the field. He's also had a couple hard slides into opposing catchers.

But yes off the field he's a fantastic guy.

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE


Sydin posted:

To be fair he can be kind of a dickhead on the field. He's also had a couple hard slides into opposing catchers.

But yes off the field he's a fantastic guy.

Fair. Something something competitor? (I've only been to one Cubs game (the 163 vs MIL, wherein Rizzo hit a pretty good donger) and don't actually follow them all that much despite living in walking distance to Wrigley.)

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Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Another rainy day commute





Pillbug

https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/...397493147394048

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