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  1. Don’t forget to select “Auto-renewal” on those podcasts, doc, cuz after about a week you’re gonna forget you ever subscribed, theyre gonna keep pushing you the product anyway, and you don’t want those nasty umpires sending you to collections after 6 months plus 90 days
  2. The difference between this year and last year is you do feel like the Vikings defense can get a stop on these last drives.
  3. Funny, Paul Allen said Jones was throwing it away to no one ..
  4. Thanks for looking that up! I always felt like the 1994 49ers were legit one of the best teams in history, and they lost a game 40-8 that year. That actually does give me some consolation about the game yesterday.
  5. Yeah, can’t disagree. I’m hoping the Vikings can somehow adjust. We shall see how this plays out. If I don’t see it posted elsewhere, i am planning to look up the worst regular season losses by teams that eventually went to the Super Bowl. I’m betting that no team has ever lost a game by this many points and then went to the Super Bowl that season. A team completely dressed down like this just isn’t good enough. Like you said, expectations should be somewhat checked now. The #2 two seed not getting a bye is going to hurt, too. Unless the 49ers make a charge, the Vikings are still the inside track for that.
  6. If anything good came from this loss, it’s that I’m kind of glad that Cousins touchdown streak ended. Maybe now Paul Allen can relax. Anyway, on to the next.
  7. More employees means more people coming to work downtown. The idea might have come from Pohlad himself? Good news is the Twins will soon be Minnesota’s biggest employer, but they will need to build a bigger coffee shop down by the station!
  8. I compared Sonny Gray’s game logs from 2019 and 2022, and from what I am seeing, the weight of evidence falls in favor of leaving Sonny Gray in to pitch longer. Obviously I was not watching those Reds games in 2019 however! But I would be glad to engage in a deeper batter-by-batter examination of those games compared to the 2022 games and have my mind changed.
  9. Another quick random thought: as long as the NFL is going to allow field goals in overtime, move the overtime quarter back to 15 minutes. 8-1. Feels good.
  10. I get that the review team wants to be impartial, but when the whole Vikings sideline erupts simultaneously doing the incomplete pass signal, then yeah, they need to swallow their pride and stop the game and look.
  11. Back on the Kirk train. Best half of football I’ve seen him play. I am wrestling with this, because I never drank the kool aid, and I know bad Kirk is still going to surface again, QBs make mistakes. Favre and Keenum made dumb mistakes as well. Despite his contract, nobody is pretending Cousins is an all time great like Brady or Manning in their primes. Cousins will miss throws. The line was not great today. But Cousins was really good. He also runs when he needs to, which is not something he did when he came over. And pretty much every play on that last drive today, he looked to Jefferson like we ask him to — and how did that turn out
  12. Hard to compare the sports! But the Twins and Vikings tradition of losing in the playoffs is strong lol
  13. Whatever the Phillies are doing, it looks fun. Flashback 10 years ago, to rookie Bryce Harper stealing home against Cole Hamels of the Phillies on a pickoff move:
  14. There are some nice suggestions in this article, but at this point, even Tommy Herr would be the first to tell you that only God can help this Twins team!
  15. I wonder if the Reds would have considered trading Castillo last winter for a package of Petty, Steer, and the other prospects we sent off at the deadline. Or throw in Rogers, since they seemed set on trading him, or throw in a Varland/Ober/Wallner since those guys are the new heartthrobs. And then the extension Castillo signed with the Mariners was in the ballpark of the Berrios and Wheeler contracts. From my point of view, the Twins usually pass when there are chances to get guys better than Gray.
  16. Astros now up 3 games to 0 over the Yankees. yay?
  17. I was thinking the same thing. It would be fun to establish an honest population of players who play in true “walk years” and then compare their performance to player not in walk years, or more ho-hum team option walk years, or against their own record prior to the walk year. Are walk years a thing? (Judge was in a true walk year; Buxton did not have a walk year but did perform well for the 61 games he played before his extension; and so on.) Do team option walk years or the year ahead of the option year dampen motivation to perform? Will Kepler do something different this offseason, will he play just well enough to be extended again on another lukewarm contract, or will he wait until next offseason and hope his option is picked up and then get motivated? You are a statistician—how am I doing? Somewhere in there is I think an interesting research question that maybe has already been answered over at Fangraphs or somewhere else. Not sure. Someone might come back with: “are you saying that players don’t try to be good until they are up for free agency?” but no I don’t think that’s what I’m saying. I don’t think Judge was holding anything back in earlier seasons.
  18. My second thought after seeing the lawsuit (my initial thought was wtf?) was that some attorneys are looking for a payday. I hope you stick around to discuss. I am also going to read the complaint; maybe that will help me see some nuance. I agree if it does settle we probably won’t hear what the terms are. One wrinkle from an NPR article i just read is that Magnus is seeking to buy chess.com so not sure if the terms of a settlement will actually let Niemann come back there.
  19. I’d put it up closer to 75-25 batter gets that call at least 3 of 4 times. I’m not a conspiracist (I hope) but I do think umps get caught up in the moment. Not sure if that’s what happened there but most likely that’s just how he saw it—batter didn’t hold up his swing. FWIW my bartender agrees with you It also wouldn’t surprise me if umpires have check swing appeal data we can look up.
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