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#21 Monkeypaws

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

 

field of dreams is a terrible, boring, awful, movie.....

 

https://mlb.nbcsport...utely-terrible/

Well, making Met Stadium from the book into Fenway - sad sell out.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:38 PM

 

field of dreams is a terrible, boring, awful, movie.....

 

https://mlb.nbcsport...utely-terrible/

nonconcur.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:39 PM

Sorry, the panel was looking for "Yes and no."

"Yes and no," or "Yes or no"?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

"Yes and no," or "Yes or no"?


You bet.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:20 PM

I am guilty of paying less attention when less is happening.

What is this about being bored?
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:22 PM

Apparently, it takes a while for baseball's stove to get hot.

 

 

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:24 PM

Well, making Met Stadium from the book into Fenway - sad sell out.


I get it. Fenway is smaller, so it is easier to sell out?

Tough decisions need to be made adapting a book to a movie, just like making a good baseball team from a good farm system.

Is it right to plow under our corn yet?
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

The MLB offseason is brutal. I suppose there needs to be some balance to things otherwise people would get burned out on baseball. It is a tough 3 1/2 months for the hardcore fans.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:11 PM

 

field of dreams is a terrible, boring, awful, movie.....

 

https://mlb.nbcsport...utely-terrible/

That review is trying very hard. The lack of developed relationship between father and son is a feature not a bug. And it's fairly artful conceit, given that the story is really about loss. That the audience measures that loss through reflection on their own lives, shouldn't be counted against the film.It wasn't as if the film lacked character development or textured relationships.

 

Field of Dreams is sentimental, magical/realistic, and 1980s rough, so one has to be willing to suspend disbelief more than usual.It's not for everyone.But for what it endeavors to be, I don't think it could be described as awful--maybe it's just not your kind of thing, like campy humor?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

And looks like we've found the offseason game thread.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:38 PM

And looks like we've found the offseason game thread.

Concur.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:36 PM

That review is trying very hard. The lack of developed relationship between father and son is a feature not a bug. And it's fairly artful conceit, given that the story is really about loss. That the audience measures that loss through reflection on their own lives, shouldn't be counted against the film. It wasn't as if the film lacked character development or textured relationships.

Field of Dreams is sentimental, magical/realistic, and 1980s rough, so one has to be willing to suspend disbelief more than usual. It's not for everyone. But for what it endeavors to be, I don't think it could be described as awful--maybe it's just not your kind of thing, like campy humor?


You implying I have no sentimentality? Or soul? don't believe in magic? .... I find the movie unwatchable, but not all of those types of movies..... But you are mostly right about camppy humor....

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

 

You implying I have no sentimentality? Or soul? don't believe in magic? .... I find the movie unwatchable, but not all of those types of movies..... But you are mostly right about camppy humor....

Not at all.I'm just saying there's an amount of cheesiness to the premise and the product, that it could seem almost "campy," but in a sappy way.  

 

For my part, that film does have an emotional effect on me, and I also think the pacing and the boldness with the magical quality works, even is charming.I thought it was cool that his wife stood up to the Nazi big, and that her family thought they were fools, only for her brother to see what they saw in the end.It's sweet and cheesy.But I think you're missing out if you can't enjoy it.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:56 PM

Apparently, it takes a while for baseball's stove to get hot.


I could be wrong, but it feels like things are slower than I can ever remember. Seems like there aren't even any good rumors.

Not going to get in to a discussion about players being paid more when younger in their careers vs over-weighted contracts later on. That's a different debate. But I really believe the market shift we saw last year is for real. Sorry, but I don't believe it's collusion. I think, just as their are fundamental shifts in how the game is being played on the field, I believe owners have simply seen diminished returns on FA contracts over the years. (I believe this is also partially due to the growing strength of analytics in the game).

There will be action. There will be deals and movement. And there will be some big deals, maybe even a couple that make our jaws drop. But it almost feels like everyone is playing poker and waiting for someone to make a move.

Personally, I'd really like to see a young team with a young FO, new manager, a very interesting core in place, and money to spend, jump in early for a guy or two and make a splash, then sick back and pick up a nice piece or two later in the game like last off season.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:19 PM

Be Board no more

 

Red Sox Make First Major Move of the Off-Season most sought after Catcher off the bored

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Is it 2020 yet?


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:25 PM

The MLB offseason is so lively this thread turned into a Field of Dreams debate!

 

That's....impressive!

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:05 PM

Drilling deeper, I bored through my son's The Athletic Subscription to find this nugget

 

(Initials only subscription required for full listing)

 

Who could we see in the race for 2019’s Rookie of the Year?

 

American League

 

1 VGJr Blue Jays 3B

2 EJ White Sox LF

3 KT Astros LF

4 JJ Astros Pitcher

5 DJ Blue Jay Catcher

 

Also: JS, LHP, Yankees; Willians Astudillo, C/UT, Twins

 

Viva El Tortuga!

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:06 PM

Flipping through the channels last night and ended up catching Field of Dreams about 7-8 minutes in. Had to watch the whole thing, of course!

Thought to myself when the ghosts were playing..."ahhhh....baseball!"

Go the distance! :)
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:37 PM

 

field of dreams is a terrible, boring, awful, movie.....

 

https://mlb.nbcsport...utely-terrible/

The author has some good points, but I still like the movie despite the huge plot flaws.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:40 PM

 

That review is trying very hard. The lack of developed relationship between father and son is a feature not a bug. And it's fairly artful conceit, given that the story is really about loss. That the audience measures that loss through reflection on their own lives, shouldn't be counted against the film.It wasn't as if the film lacked character development or textured relationships.

 

Field of Dreams is sentimental, magical/realistic, and 1980s rough, so one has to be willing to suspend disbelief more than usual.It's not for everyone.But for what it endeavors to be, I don't think it could be described as awful--maybe it's just not your kind of thing, like campy humor?

Well said.