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  1. Good for MLB. I'm not going to bother going through a step by step discussion of SarasotaBill's post. Here's a link from the NYTImes that pretty effectively refutes all of those things. I know some pretty good lawyers who work exclusively on voting rights, including several at the ACLU. Every knowledgeable voice agree on the same thing - the law is designed to reduce the voting power of people of color. That really isn't surprising but it's worth remembering and saying out loud.
    13 points
  2. 9 points
  3. Literal cancel culture
    8 points
  4. I knew I should have ignored this thread. Without going into this too deeply, the first time I voted in 1992 I did so without any ID. I wasn't a registered voter. I had just turned 18 but didn't have a DL. My father came with me and told them that I was 18. That was enough. And that had been enough for 200+ years of voting in America. It wasn't until 2006 when Indiana was the first state that required ID. Why? Because it was an added obstacle to vote. One of the truly ugly things about America is that is really expensive to be poor. Is the voter ID free? Maybe, depending on the state, but wh
    7 points
  5. Gosh, I had no idea when I posted this that it could be such a hot-button issue. In all seriousness, this is obviously a major move by MLB. I believe, as the article implies, that it was not a knee-jerk reflex but rather action that was thoroughly researched and thought through with input from many sources including groups affected by this decision. No matter what one believes about the political issues that triggered the decision I think MLB management deserves acceptance at the least and probably praise for taking this step. They certainly know that it will bring criticism (and revenue lo
    6 points
  6. "Biased links." Good lord. Don't like what the NYT says? Read the Guardian. The Washington Post. Virtually anything that doesn't have the word Fox in it, otherwise you're willing to just be led by the nose. I'm happy with the MLB decision and will leave it there.
    6 points
  7. Looks like they can hit some and pitch some. If they field better, they should hold their own. With what has been going on in recent American history, like what we just lived through, good to see people panicking over a baseball game. Things are getting back to normal.
    6 points
  8. Starting an inning with a runner on 2nd - not baseball.....
    6 points
  9. You should read the NYT article already linked. The intent of the law is clear. Americans should want their fellow citizens to do their civic duty and participate in elections. Any party that undermines that for their own electoral ends should be rejected vociferously for their actions. It is, above all else, deeply unamerican. In this context it doubles as racist.
    5 points
  10. Sounds like you are admitting that quoting a politician is worse than quoting a newspaper. I agree.
    5 points
  11. Perhaps an elected partisan who signed said bill is not a great source from which to pull objective information.
    5 points
  12. Okay, I have to step in at this point. We have a no politics rule on this site but when MLB enters the political arena, leeway must be made for it. With that said, STAY CIVIL. AND BACK UP YOUR ASSERTIONS WITH INFORMATION. There will be no safe harbor given for insults and rants loaded with falsehoods so think twice before hitting Reply.
    5 points
  13. You should find sources outside your usual ones to recap this law. When you close urban polling places, allow the elderly to early and mail in vote but no one else, and even make it criminal to give waiting voters food and water? Well....reasonable people can see the real purpose.
    5 points
  14. If Georgia doesnt like companies using their freedom in a free market to reject blatent racism by their elected officials they could, you know, vote in less racists.
    5 points
  15. Brock Beauchamp

    Morneau

    Morneau can be a bit robotic but he’s a good analyst and a hard worker. I’ll take that over the clownish antics and outdated analysis of a certain previous color guy. Robotic can be fixed. Justin is already much more conversational than he was two years ago.
    5 points
  16. The Twins went from a 90+ win team to a 70 win team because they lost OD? I understand this game has more "importance" in the eyes of the fan, but its < 1% of the season. We looked sloppy at times, yes, but this should be one of the best defenses in baseball. Also, don't forget the Brewers are favored to win the NLC. A game we should've won, no doubt.
    5 points
  17. There's such a thing as systemic racism--that is a series of built-in, institutional methods that disenfranchise people of color. The easy way to see evidence of this is to acknowledge that poverty disproportionately affects people of color. As a result they have less education, less wealth, less means. Any added layer of bureaucracy with which this population needs to navigate acts as hurdles. The disenfranchised are already disincentivized from availing themselves of their rights; they are demoralized again and again over a lifetime of not being recognized--they often don't seek help in
    4 points
  18. I just cancelled my MLB subscription. Here's my email to MLB. I would like to cancel my subscription and receive a full refund. It is MLB’s right to be political and uninformed about the GA voting law and change their policy. However, I have a right to disagree and spend my money on organizations that support the US values of equal voting access and integrity. If MLB was serious about understanding the law, Manfred should have met the GA governor on the law. It takes five minutes to set up a zoom call. At least Manfred should have read the law and point out specifically which aspects are not
    4 points
  19. Bremer: “Dobnak now with a devastating slider...” Milwaukee batter: Line drive base hit, off of slider _______________ It’s the Internet. Of course we should overreact.
    4 points
  20. For me the Kepler fielding play was horrible. There are softball players in the beer leagues making that catch. He is a pro. It's not the playoffs anymore, it's ok to win.
    4 points
  21. Perhaps, but I don't know how big the advantage is. 1. The home team only gets that advantage if they stop the visiting team from plating the same runner in the top of the inning. So it's not a neutral advantage in that scenario. 2. If it happens, the visiting team can tune their strategy 100% toward preventing that one run. Bring in the best strikeout pitcher, adjust defensive positioning, and even intentionally walking a batter to put the double play in order -- things the home team can't or won't necessarily do in the top of the inning.
    4 points
  22. As for where to hold the game, the franchise that has gone the longest without hosting the ASG is the Dodgers, who most recently hosted in 1980. They were scheduled to be last year's host and are now scheduled for 2022. (Tampa Bay is the only team never to have hosted.) My very humble suggestion is to have the Dodgers host this year. I would think they have some people and plans already in place and would be more prepared to ramp up quickly than anyone else.
    3 points
  23. All in all, I think this is a pretty courageous move by MLB. Good on them.Good on Manfred.
    3 points
  24. Definitely seems like the hill to die on there. I'm sure we could give them water with fire hoses though. Seems in spirit with the law.
    3 points
  25. Guys, this is like when the NFL took the Super Bowl away from Phoenix when Arizona refused to recognize Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday back in the early 90s. The NFL has a primarily minority workforce and had to recognize the feelings of the players without whom the business model is much less successful. Similarly here, the players believed that having the All-Star game in Atlanta would be condoning a law that the players saw as having racist overtones. MLB has to be sensitive to the wishes of its workforce, as does every other employer in the world, particularly with a contract neg
    3 points
  26. Read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander published in 2010 and then get back to me.
    3 points
  27. Claims of voter fraud are bogus. You know it, we all know it, MLB knows it. Good for them in making this move. Sidebar: Delta, Coca-Cola, AFLAC, come to California. Home Depot and Ken Langone, stay where you are.
    3 points
  28. Let's stay optimistic, guys. Donaldson will take today and tomorrow off, then return Sunday where his bat makes the difference in the Twins second win of the season. Nooooooooo Way do I want to see his name on any IL, DL or any other list this early in the season.
    3 points
  29. How about moving Sano to 3B, calling up Kirilloff to play everyday 1B?
    3 points
  30. How I wish Baddoo was on this list. I’m torn between wanting him to succeed and wanting him back in a Twins uni first.
    3 points
  31. Serious question - will Josh Donaldson play 100 games in a Twins uniform? I mean, in total before his contract expires in 2024. We were all thrilled when the contract signed. Four years was steep, but we all thought "those first two years, 2020 and 2021 will be worth it". Well, we saw 2020 went poof and now 2021 starts out with JD having leg problems on the first dang AB. He's a cool dude and his personality and experience helps the team, but this could go down as the biggest contract gaffe in Twins history. And it won't be close.
    3 points
  32. Why do any of that when it feels so good to just foam at the mouth?
    3 points
  33. Use Dobnak in regulation rather than in extra innings. He can cover multiple innings, and may be less at a disadvantage than a fireballer when the courtesy runner is not placed at second.
    3 points
  34. How did Sano Look good> He struck out 3 times... Is it because he didn't strike out every time?
    3 points
  35. The runner on second rule should kick in later, like say the 12th.
    3 points
  36. The reasons behind requiring that ID are racist. Republicans have been crystal clear. To argue otherwise is to defend the indefensible.
    2 points
  37. I think I would keep Arraez at 3rd base and bring up Tzu-Wei Lin as utility infielder.
    2 points
  38. I would bring up Lin and have him be the regular 3rd baseman. Fit’s the defensive philosophy and he hit in ST as well. Don’t think it’s likely Kirilloff is ready.
    2 points
  39. What probably makes the most sense is to call up Rooker (or Kirilloff). Either start whichever in LF or move Sano to 3B and play them at 1B. I suspect the LF option would be preferred to limit positional shuffling.
    2 points
  40. Never have a closer with a crooked hat. They didn't learn that lesson.
    2 points
  41. Excellent piece, Steve. Celestino, Sands and Cano are definitely on my list to follow this year. There are two unlisted prospects I'm curious about: Winder - whom I enjoyed watching in ST; and Miranda, who has definitely filled in and looks like he can hit. I'm also rooting for Gordon to have a full, healthy season. He's been through a lot.
    2 points
  42. Thanks for this much needed article, with some humor in it. As Gardy used to say, as the Twins sank slowly into last place during the spring, "It's a long season".
    2 points
  43. Losing game 1 hurt because it's game one of fun and optimism and it seemed we had it in the bag. And there was a lot to like from Arraez and Kepler and Buxton and most of the pen. Honestly, I'm PO'd with Colome. But he has been great for about 5yrs. So this was a horrible first appearance! But it's still 1 game, no matter how bad it was. Not going to bang on a quality RP for ONE GAME. But it was disappointing. But one game is not enough to bring panic to 1 game.
    2 points
  44. Consistent appearances in the playoffs will pay off. If the Twins make the playoffs, that is positive If another team wins three straight - don’t blow it up. It will be frustrating but winning divisions and wild cards matter.
    2 points
  45. With all due respect, losing a 5-game postseason series is not a reason to blow up the organization. It's unadvisable to put too much emphasis on succeeding only in one year. The goal, as Falvey has said, is to build and maintain an organization that produces a major league team that contends for the postseason every year. If a team is in the postseason nearly every year success there will follow.
    2 points
  46. I'm in full agreement that this is only one game and that no individual loss is worth exerting any mental or emotional energy over. I disagree that Baldelli mismanaged the pen. If Colome did his job, it would have been a pretty smooth win. Baldelli set his players up for success. They have to freaking execute. Edit: I agree, the extra innings rule is garbage.
    2 points
  47. Too much trolling on this thread for me.
    2 points
  48. I knew we should have been searching in Column B.
    2 points
  49. Rooker's problem is that outside of the huge power, he's got limitations in a number of other areas: poor defense, low contact rates, struggles with pitch recognition, etc. He did everything we could have asked him in his call-up last year, but it was a really small sample. He struggled in ST this year and it looked like his problems with breaking pitches was starting to really bite him. Garlick outplayed him this spring, so it looks like the Twins decided Garlick was a better platoon partner right now for Cave. I do think it's important to realize that Kirilloff wasn't really competing with
    2 points
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