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Everything posted by Tomj14

  1. Not sure where you are going with this (should the people in charge be the same percentage as players or society?)But this pdf shows the NFL https://43530132-36e9-4f52-811a-182c7a91933b.filesusr.com/ugd/3844fb_1478b405e58e42608f1ed2223437d398.pdf
  2. What is the percentage of BIPOC people that work at TD? Don't mean any offense just asking an honest question?
  3. Not taking a side, in In 2016, baseball spent approximately $30 million on youth development for underserved communities, according to league officials. In March 2015, Manfred appointed former Angels general manager Tony Reagins, an African-American, as the league’s senior vice-president for youth programs. In the past five drafts, 20.2% of the first-round picks were African-American. Five of those 34 selections (Marcus Stroman, Touki Toussaint, Justus Sheffield, Dillon Tate and Justin Dunn) were pitchers. (from an article in 2017) The Dream Series, established in 2017, is operated by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. This event will host a diverse group of more than 60 high school pitchers and catchers from across the country, in a special development camp atmosphere as well as a showcase for professional scouts and collegiate recruiters. If the Twins care about diversity (they sure seem to by the way they talk, create some new upper level postilions and hire BIPOC people for them, or fire some of the ones they have and hire new. Not meant for you, but quit blaming the fans that have no say in who gets hired and put the blame where it belongs, I am pretty sure 99% of Twins fans don't care about the color of someone's skin who get hired, they only care about winning.
  4. yup, that is why I wrote that part
  5. I don't care who or what the back up plan is at 2b, but I want the Front Office to have the best one possible, this season doesn't have time for the young guys to come in and figure out, or a streaky hitter to get hot. (it does help the Twins that their lineup is stacked, but still)
  6. There is 60 games this year which is approx 540 inning (60 * 9) I want the Best pitchers the most. If I am Rocco I am trying to figure out how to get something like this done to get the most out the best best pitchers Berrios 72 Odo 72 Hill 72 Maeda 72 Dobnak 48 Clippard 30 Duffey 30 Littell 30 May 30 Rogers 30 Romo 30 Others 24 Why would they be worrying about getting Bailey/Chacín/Poppen/Smeltzer/Thorpe innings if they aren't your best pitchers. The relief pitchers should have no problem pitching 1 inning every other game, I understand that that the top 4 pitchers might not average 6 innings a start, but they are smart people and should be able to figure out.
  7. Griffey was great and one of my favorites, but playing most of his career in the ERA of Bonds (7 MVPs) and Pujols(3 MVPs), doesn't it seem weird to put a lesser players name on the trophy? Going on the career WAR list. Ruth - out - I guess for many reasons Bonds - out - PED Mays - out drugs Cobb - out racist Aaron - out amphetamines Speaker - out only played with whites Wagner - out only played with whites Musial - seems like a possibility, but was he better than Williams, probably not. When you have to get this far down the list, I think you the name the trophy American League MVP & National League MVP
  8. So are you saying that players are still taking money to affect the outcome of games? That seems like something that probably should be looked into. You have taken this thread from if Landis should or should not be on a trophy (Which I think most on here agree it would be fine to remove him from an award given by the writers) to blaming him for just about everything bad in baseball.
  9. If Cruz plays 60 games, that would be great, if Sano plays 60 games that would be great as well. If those two have days off, then I think Garver could fill those spots. So no I am not taking them out just to take them out and give Garver those starts. If Garver starts 40-45 that also would be wonderful. I
  10. From my Math Kepler played around 813 innings (including fall league and major leagues) and Garver around 516 (including fall league and major leagues) I agree I want Kepler playing RF for just about every inning this year. I would like to see Garver catch around 35 games and play in close to 50, which means time at DH or 1B.
  11. good article Seth, "Arguably the most important job of a manager - a baseball manager, a store manager, any leader - is to encourage communication and support and empower those you work with" I would argue that the most important job of a Manger is winning and the things you wrote are tools to help you succeed in winning. Nobody cares about that stuff if you are consistently 70 -90.
  12. Just got off the phone with my buddy (mentioned in a previous post) I asked him if they sent out a questionnaire to everybody that is 50% native or above how they would answer a question(s) is the name Redskins offensive, is the Braves name offensive, and the same for the Chiefs, Braves, Black Hawks. He answer was 50% wouldn't respond because they don't trust the white man, 50% would say all are offensive so they could complain about the white man taking another Indian tribute away,10-20% would say the names are offensive because they thought they were, 50% would say the names that aren't their favorite team are offensive. He said he knew his math didn't add up but generally speaking that is how he believes it would come out. So you are right, change all the names and deal with the complaining that comes along with it, if people don't know what is good for them we need tell them what is. (He is a Chiefs fan and said he would never remove the license plate cover he has had for 30 years)
  13. I am going with Garver and Gonzo if it a short amount of time
  14. What if you are wrong and it isn't the right thing? Imagine if you were in charge of the naming of Florida State? I guess I don't think I am superior to the Native Americans so I would never feel I have the right to speak for them.
  15. So we shouldn't take what people say about their feeling as their word, and we should assume what they mean and project what we think they mean? Yup, don't see any issues with that.
  16. So it is not an arbitrary number and is based on MLB's drug policy agreed to in a CBA with the players union. So the original 80 games isn't arbitrary or based on a 162 games season, it just so happens to be as close to half the season? The reduction to 60 games isn't arbitrary or based on 162 games season? And that they included the 3 playoff games to his games missed when the CBA is "The collectively bargained Joint Drug Agreement says any player suspended for a banned substance is not eligible to play in the postseason that year. And no, postseason games do not count against toward the suspension." hmm, interesting, not saying you are wrong, just saying it is interesting.
  17. So your point is we shouldn't let the Native Americans decide what they are offended by? (There should be some way to do it) My guess is there are lots of Natives that are offended by the names (maybe some names more than other names) and there lots of Natives that will be offended by the names being changed. I guess I don't believe my opinion matters on changing the names, unless of course the majority of Natives decided a name should be changed but isn't then I would speak up, but I don't think so highly of myself to decide which side of the Native Americans should be on.
  18. thanks, there won't be fans so it doesn't matter, by would that matter? So you are saying the order would be if you are outside your house/yard by not in a private business?
  19. If it is an actual offense (I am not saying it isn't) then you are 100% correct. I understand what I am going to type is very anecdotal, My buddy of over 30 years is 100% Ojibwe (White Earth) and has license plates covers of the KC Chiefs (and has had for as long as I remember) and when he was over helping with my floors was wearing a Braves hat. In the past we have talked about the issue and he said his family and friends from on and off the reservation love most of the teams with Native American mascots (except the Indians, didn't ask why), but are not fans of white or black people dressing up like them, but since most associate more with their heritage then the state they live in, they felt like those were their teams. Also a native American families on block growing up always flew a Chiefs flag, and I asked why once and they said it was the closest Native team. With that being said I would never say a team should or should not change the mascot, I don't have a horse in this race and would never feel comfortable telling somebody they should or shouldn't be offended by it. I think the leagues need to have a real conversation with the Native Communities around each team and basically let them decide. For example if the majority the native communities around a team wants or doesn't want they name, that should be the decision. for example in most around the Washington area want the name change, change it, but if the majority around Missouri don't, then don't change the Chiefs, and tell everybody else too darn bad.
  20. heard on the radio today, that Walz is thinking of a mask in public order, doesn't that basically end the season of all sports (young and old)?
  21. Isn't this a good thing for Sano and the Twins? He is asymptomatic and shouldn't have to worry about missing any of the season. I take this as a positive for him.
  22. I have read though this whole thread, and I don't see one person saying he should be on the trophy. There are some on here pointing out history, culture and things he did, but not justify why he should be on the trophy or that he was even an OK person. There are others trying to prove they are be more righteous then the rest because of their wokeness. And because nobody is arguing he should stay it turned into a conversation about the first Commissioner of baseball and the culture around that time which I believe is a good thing, isn't learning about the good and bad history of the sport/league we talk about on this site help beneficial to understanding the game today?
  23. So you are disputing he was brought in as commissioner to save baseball (MLB) from the Black Sox Scandal and rampant gambling? I didn't know that was up for debate, it seems every site that talks about him says that even ESPN in their article about removing him. Wasn't he the first person to suspend a professional athlete for racism? I have said in at least three posts I am fine with removing him from the MVP award, what I was pointing out the he did some good and probably some bad, and others need to decide which is most important. If he didn't restore trust in MLB, there might not be MLB now, which means no MN Twins and no Twins Daily website to discuss MLB baseball. Now one could argue that letting MLB crash and burn might have turned out a better product, but that would be pure speculation.
  24. about 10 posts up I typed As I said in my first post, remove his name, don't care, didn't know it was there. I mean honoring a guy that saved baseball (which they obviously didn't do a good job of since very few people know he is even on the trophy) from the black sox scandal and gambling or not honoring a guy because 100 years ago baseball was not integrated? The players that were able to win a MVP award and now are offended by the guy on the trophy, should also be educated that without this man there might not be MLB around for them to play. I think the writers need to do some research (since it is their award) present their findings and suggestions to the players union and figure this out. At the end of the day if removing him, makes feel good and better about themselves than that is what should be done.
  25. So the link you added, explained Veeck's story, but also had this tidbt - "Subsequently, the article was strongly challenged by historian Jules Tygiel, who refuted it point-by-point in an article in the 2006 issue of SABR's" I think my definition of pretty well accepted might differ from yours. Again not saying he wasn't a racist, but people seem to be looking real hard to prove he was and overlooking he saved baseball.
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