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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    That's kind of what I've been saying. Even in my prime, baseball playing college days, I don't think my chances would have been good. Right now, it's likely somewhere between slim and none.
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    My approach would be to sit on fastballs and either hope I get one early, or get into a favorable count where I'd have a good chance at getting a fastball. If I get a good swing early in the count or if he gets behind me, I might be able to square something up and have a chance. If he got ahead of me though, I'm probably dead in the water. At my current skill level though, and only having maybe 10 at bats against live pitching in the last...
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    Yesterday, 09:14 AM
    Here's the problem. He's almost 30. Low "A" ball is a long way from the bigs. I love the story, but he's going to have to get a lot better, very quickly in order to ever make it to the bigs and have any kind of a career. The Jordan situation is similar, in that both are really too old and just simply not good enough to ever have a chance at making it.
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    Question--"Can you hit Bronson Arroyo?" Answer--"Yes, as long as he only throws me fastballs, and doesn't really try all that hard" Got it :thumb:;)
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    Yesterday, 08:21 AM
    Especially when they get to make their "predictions" after the event has happened.
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    Yesterday, 08:16 AM
    Retired in 2007....it's been over 10 years since she's played a meaningful match. She is however, full time girlfriend to Enrique Iglesias. She probably still qualifies as pretty hot though.
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    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    I get it. That really doesn't answer the original question though. If he's just tossing fastballs at you down the middle, putting a few balls in play or even getting a hit or two isn't that big of deal. That's just BP. Although, I'll still say, if you haven't been swinging a bat against live pitching, it's still going to be tougher than most of you think, especially if he is trying to get you out.
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    Apr 24, 17, 11:08 PM
    I miscounted and added in an extra o-fer. Still, nearly half his hits this season have come in just two games, and he has 0 extra base hits in the last ten games. Take away those two games and he's hitting under .150, and striking out nearly 30% of his at bats.
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    Apr 24, 17, 08:15 PM
    Yep. 6 hits in his last 25 AB's, for a whopping .240 average last week.
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    Apr 24, 17, 07:25 PM
    I'm guessing you haven't spent very much time around men then....
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    Apr 24, 17, 06:45 PM
    From a pitching machine it is. From a live pitcher, it isn't. I've seen guys throw 80 with little movement that can't get anybody out. Then there are other who's ball moves a lot AND they can hit spots, and can be very hard to hit. I'm guessing Bronson's ball has at least decent movement. And if he's really pitching to you, you're going to have be able to deal with the junk. He's not going to be just chucking up 80mph fastballs down the...
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    Apr 24, 17, 06:17 PM
    "80 is 80" is simply just not true. Otherwise there'd be a bunch of guys making the jump from high school to the bigs. Bronson is going to change speeds, release points, hit spots, work you inside and out, up and down. You're not going to roll out of bed and just be able to hit him. If he's not good enough to get BGP members out, we wouldn't be watching him pitch every 5th day for the Reds. You might put some balls in play. But if he's...
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    Apr 24, 17, 03:59 PM
    Again, if he can get 20 big league hitters out every game, he can get a guy off the street out 40 or 50 times in a row. 99.9% of the world has never faced a big league pitcher in their lives, regardless of how much they played in high school. Hitting an 80 mile an hour fastball from a high schooler when you were practicing every day is much different from trying to hit an 80 mph fastball from a major leaguer with no practice. What you could...
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    Apr 24, 17, 02:57 PM
    As a guy who played D1 baseball in college, I am confident that at one time I could square at least one up every now and then against major league pitching....I've gotten hits off more than a few guys who've pitched in the majors. I was a .500 hitter in high school but a sub .250 hitter in college. Which probably translates to .150 (or worse) against MLB guys. At my current age, and ability, I might be able to make contact, but I'm pretty...
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    Apr 24, 17, 01:26 PM
    I've seen the "folded bill" conspiracy many times. It is interesting, but what would be the purpose of hiding the "prediction" in our currency, and making it visible only by folding it a specific way??
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    Apr 24, 17, 01:20 PM
    As Clyde said, it's a myth. I've never seen a bat with hands ;-) The hands are part of the batters body.
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    Apr 24, 17, 10:13 AM
    I had a DM that was padding inventory. He had a truckload of RTV, Defects and other that he would basically "park" at stores he knew were going to have higher shrink. He'd collect stuff over the course of the year (DM's were required to sign off on all RTV merchandise where we had destruction agreements with vendors rather than return them). He'd submit pre count inventory sheets during inventories (which he supervised) then gradually write...
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    Apr 24, 17, 09:41 AM
    I was an LP Supervisor for a few years, as well as a Regional Ops manager. I've got plenty of crazy stories to tell. I've done investigations in high shrink stores, and seen some really big employee cases. And even in stores where shoplifting was a very big problem, much of it could be traced back employee and ultimately management issues either not following through on policies and procedures, or just simply ignoring customers. I've been...
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    Apr 24, 17, 08:24 AM
    Those problems start at the store management level, and those folks are generally educated. I often got the task of rescuing problem stores, and training on the operational level during my retail days, and very rarely were the employees the problem. Sure you get a couple bad eggs, but people don't sign on to do a bad job. What ends up happening is managers allow bad habits to develop, and don't have standards in place. Blaming it on...
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    Apr 24, 17, 08:19 AM
    I've seen issues at every stadium, and Cincinnati is no worse or better. I've been to New York, Washington, Cleveland, Detroit, and Tennessee and have seen knuckleheads at all of them. I was an Eagles season ticket holder for 5 years, and despite Philly's reputation (which, don't get me wrong, there are issues at times), it's fans aren't really any worse than any other teams fans. The one game I've been to where I didn't see any foolishness...
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    Apr 24, 17, 06:13 AM
    Is Ana Kournikova even an athlete anymore?? She's been off the scene for quite a few years.
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    Apr 24, 17, 06:10 AM
    While shoplifting is certainly a problem, the majority of shrink is internal in nature. Employee theft, poor inventory control, employee errors, etc, usually make up most of the shrink a store experiences. If stores are getting stolen into to closing, it's usually an employee problem.
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    Apr 23, 17, 04:43 PM
    I get all that. It just seems like we are ripe for a 3rd party to be able to rise up despite all the hurdles you mention.
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    Apr 23, 17, 03:44 PM
    For the life of me, I can't figure out how some 3rd party hasn't found a way to capitalize on this. How can the public feel such contempt for the two major parties, yet continue to keep electing members of those parties to office.
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    Apr 23, 17, 03:41 PM
    NHL games also have a pretty good share of meathead fans. One thing about hockey though, is ticket prices help keep a lot of riff raff out. Hours of tailgating before games is what makes football games different in terms of people acting foolish.
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    Apr 23, 17, 02:17 PM
    This is pretty much why I've never bought a salvage/rebuilt vehicle. I do know plenty of people that have, and haven't had any issues. I think as long as you either buy it from or get it checked it out by someone you trust, AND you plan on running it til the wheels fall off (since resale value is obviously compromised severely) I think you'll be ok. I've looked at these types of vehicles several times, but personally, I'm not comfortable with...
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    Apr 22, 17, 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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    Apr 22, 17, 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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    Apr 22, 17, 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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    Apr 22, 17, 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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