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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    I tore my left labrum playing shortstop and diving for a ball hit up the middle. Same scenario...outstretched arm, and just landed funny on it. Never was any severe pain...just steady, dull pain, and severe weakness.
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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    I spent the first 17 years of my work life in retail, so I can be somewhat critical and still ocassionally look at stores using my retail exec glasses. And mostly, I don't like what I see from many retailers. And Kmart and Sears are among the worst. When I left retail, I walked away from a good chunk of money, and it's taken me a few years to get back to the level I was, but getting out of retail was the best move I've ever made.
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    Labrum surgery comes with a long, difficult recovery/rehab. I tore my labrum in my early 30's and opted for therapy over rehab. It took me about a year to get back to full strength (I wasn't a diligent as I should have been, and it was my non dominant shoulder). As others have said, it's hard to argue with Dr. Kremcheck, and labrum surgery is so invasive, I'd opt for therapy first if it were my kid.
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    And it's a complete mess. Run down, broken, empty fixtures, stuff just strewn about, it doesn't even look like they are trying. What few employees you see, look completely miserable. I just don't see how Kmart could be anyone's first choice for anything. Sears stores are graveyards too....old, outdated, and since they whored out the Craftsman brand (which isn't what used to be anyway), there is little reason to go there for anything either. ...
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    Apr 21, 17, 08:28 PM
    Wrestled as 7th grader, hasn't wrestled since. Was on track to be an outstanding wrestler.
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    Apr 19, 17, 07:51 PM
    Why do we need the qualifiers. Does it matter that the killer is white, Muslim, green or blue??
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    Apr 19, 17, 03:42 PM
    Musically, Toto as a band was terrific, and kind of underrated. I get that Kimble is now nearly 70, and because of his style, it was unlikely that he could still be as good as he was 30 years after his prime. But his is one of the biggest declines I've ever heard, and I'm surprised he's still out there performing. At your own risk, take a look at what he sounds like now.
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:34 PM
    The dimensions change from batter to batter, but the definition shouldn't change from batter to batter, or from umpire to umpire. The definition changing is the problem.
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:31 PM
    He's is going to be a handful for folks the next 3 years. He's really improved his speed, and is putting on some muscle.
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:28 PM
    It's. even a long time since I've been to Campanella's, but the food is really, really good from what I remember. Much better than Carraba's or any other chain. However, the owner was exceptionally rude to me several times to me while I was trying to do business with him, and I just can't drop that grudge. I'm partial to Pompillio's because my wife's cousin is one of the owners. I don't know what it used to be like because I'm not from...
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:22 PM
    Bye bye.
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:21 PM
    EVERYBODY has a different understanding of the strike zone, not just umps (although as you mention, the umps view is the only one that counts and it's up to the players to adjust). And that's probably the most frustrating part of the game from a players and fans perspective.
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    Apr 19, 17, 02:15 PM
    I walk upstairs, open the fridge and cook whatever I want. Prior to working at home though, I did eat out almost everyday. Now that I see how much money I'm saving, I'm kicking myself for all the money I wasted over the previous 25 years on fast/takeout food. I've been saving the money I used to spend on food since the beginning of the year and have banked nearly $600. I'd say, conservatively it's cost me about $50k over the years to eat out...
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    Apr 19, 17, 01:59 PM
    Baseball has flow. There are events and things that happen that lead to other things, like any other sport. It's not fast or continuous, but it has flow. For example, out safe calls need to happen immediately, especially in 3rd out situations to stop play (or allow it to continue). Any automated call has to happen in a way that both offense and defense clearly know what the call is. And any automated system has to be able to instantly...
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    Apr 19, 17, 01:26 PM
    Yes. And really it's not about threadworthiness. This country has a murder problem. The biggest issue is there are several possible motives, and other background info about this particular killer, and the the title of thread focuses strictly on one, which makes the thread particularly inflammatory.
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    Apr 19, 17, 01:17 PM
    You can't completely get rid of Ump's. There are still rules that need to be interpreted, and calls that cannot be automated, like balks, obstruction, etc. Fair and foul, out/safe also need to be called right away, and I can't think of a way to completely automate that in a way where the call gets done immediately and clearly so game flow doesn't get affected. To me, balls and strikes are the only part of the game that can be completely...
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    Apr 19, 17, 12:12 PM
    And it happened to the singer from Toto, Bobby Kimble. He continues to perform, and his voice is almost unrecognizable.
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    Apr 19, 17, 10:36 AM
    Yeah...sorry, my bad. You just titled the thread that way. No way I should have interpreted that the way I did.
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    Apr 19, 17, 10:32 AM
    You titled the thread by stating what he was saying at the time of the shooting, which is a Muslim phrase. Why not title the thread "Man with long criminal record and gang ties shoots and kills 3"?? Why pick the one Muslim connection to focus on when there was a litany of things you could have posted?
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    Apr 19, 17, 10:07 AM
    I didn't have the benefit of reading that prior to my post, as we were posting at the same time..I wasn't ignoring your input. But since you brought it up, when reading the article, it pretty clearly spells out what police believe the motive was....it's believed to be racially motivated. He also has a record a mile long and history of criminal behavior (weapons, drugs, terroristic threats, etc) as well as gang ties. However, it didn't seem...
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    Apr 19, 17, 09:38 AM
    Yes we did. But what about the statistically 100's of others over the last week or so?? The Facebook murder was a unique situation and newsworthy because it was broadcast live. I guess my point was, why only point out murders committed by Muslims, when the majority of the murders committed in this country are committed by non-Muslims. In doing so, we ignored the far more prevalent problem of why so many murders are committed in this...
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    Apr 19, 17, 09:28 AM
    There are roughly 40-50 murders every day in this country. Why are we only posting about the ones committed by a guy who is Muslim?? Are the others not as important??
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    Apr 19, 17, 08:09 AM
    For the vast majority of people in the world, it isn't even a choice. What God you believe in is mostly a product of who your parents are and where you were born. For those born into the wrong faith, well, too bad.
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    Apr 18, 17, 09:58 AM
    That's one I use way too often. I hate that I say it, and it pops out without me even thinking about it. I have no idea why it happens, but I'm working on not using it.
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    Apr 17, 17, 08:01 PM
    Again, I think you'd think differently if you ever saw a Big 5 game at the Palestra. A truly unique experience and venue.
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    Apr 17, 17, 07:35 PM
    I'd rather my kid at least ask so I could say no and be able to use it as a teaching moment, as well as further establishing me as a resource to discuss relationships rather than having her fear me beating her boyfriend to death and in turn fearing beating able to speak to me about her relationships. Macho dads threatening to beat boyfriends up are why teenage girls are so readily sneaking around.
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    Apr 17, 17, 07:25 PM
    I agree. And I'd wager it's more than 90%. As I said, sleepovers are not appropriate. My views change as they get older.
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    Apr 17, 17, 06:11 PM
    Yes!! Thank you for bringing this one up!!
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    Apr 17, 17, 05:14 PM
    There are a bunch of sports phrases I hate, especially in baseball. "On the bump", "at the dish", are neither cute, witty or funny. Also fans please don't tell the pitcher "you gotta throw strikes" or the batter "we need a hit". In football lineman do not need to be told to block, and defensive players don't need to hear "you gotta tackle". These a basics of the game and really don't need to be said 1000 times a game by fans, and doing so...
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    Apr 17, 17, 04:46 PM
    You can't make them not get involved in a relationship no matter what rules make and how much supervision you impose. That being said, by encouraging honesty, and having good conversation and teaching them well, you can prevent a lot of problems from happening and give them the foundation to make good decisions. But part of growing is learning how to handle and manage relationships, and you likely won't be able to have a good one until you...
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