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    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    Actually you made this about the Braves after a comment about your Cubbies. So they are fair game. And the point still stands. You say its disappointing to lose all those world series' i say they won one and made all those others, something clubs like the cubs would love to be able to say.
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    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    Im not being defensive. Its just funny coming from a Cubs fan when the Cubs sucked for so long. Not like the Cubs were killing it then...thats my point. The Braves may have lost a few, but they also won one. A lot of teams, Cubs included, would have loved those results.
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    3, but how long in between the 2nd and 3rd? Cubs fans were disappointed every year for a long time. Dont come with that weak stuff.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    Your team has won 1 world series in how long? :lol2:
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    May 20, 18, 11:48 PM
    I fail to see how limiting their international signing money isn't punishment. They lost all the players signed, even if they weren't signed via broken rules, and they can't sign as many as they would be able to normally. Anything beyond that would be excessive. Most people, excluding you, thought it was harsh. What's done is done. Doesnt matter anymore either way.
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    May 20, 18, 11:09 PM
    They never proved they cheated to sign every player... but they still lost every international player. And you still can't take players away that had nothing to do with it. How do you decide who gets taken? Acuna because he's highly rated? Why not Freddie Freeman then? That's just dumb.
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    May 20, 18, 10:31 PM
    Re: other teams doing it.. It's not rocket science guy... The Red sox were caught doing something similar recently and didnt get as bad of a punishment. Rosenthal reported at least 15 other teams agreed to sign ineligible players. The Padres held workouts and paid for things they weren't supposed to...
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    May 20, 18, 10:21 PM
    You cant take away players they signed fair and square, as much as you'd like to see Acuna elsewhere. He was signed by the previous Braves regime, so why should they lose him? That's a tad ridiculous to suggest. Everyone (other than you) agrees that the punishment was severe. They lost every player they signed so any advantage they gained was negated, and they lost other things on top of that.
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    May 20, 18, 09:51 PM
    They did take away guys they signed. And they lost the ability to sign future players. And they lost a draft pick.
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    May 20, 18, 09:49 PM
    What more should they do? They took all the players they got by breaking the rules... They also lost a 3rd round draft pick. Pretty much everyone agreed that MLB dropped the hammer on the Braves. The Red Sox were punished for something similar but their punishment was not as bad imo. Your Cubs have probably broken the same rules.
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    May 20, 18, 08:14 PM
    Any prospects they gained by skirting the same rules everyone else likely skirts, are now gone. Their farm system was the best in baseball without those players. They built it through trades and drafting and they built it well.
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    May 20, 18, 08:12 PM
    FYI, Ken Rosenthal reported up to 15 teams have reached verbal agreements with ineligible players. And yes, the Braves were punished. They lost 13 players. They were prohibited from signing any international players for more than $10k during the 2019-20 window and their international signing bonus pool in 2020-21 will be cut by 50 percent. Coppollela was banned from baseball for life and Gordon Blakeley was suspended one year.
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    May 20, 18, 04:50 PM
    If you think the Cubs and the rest of baseball weren't, haven't or aren't curre tly doing similar things, you are being naive. The Braves got caught because Coppy was a jerk to everyone. They got a harsher punishment than other teams that got caught doing similar things because Coppy didnt cooperate with the investigation. The play at the plate was close, but replays showed he didnt touch the helmet. He was safe and replay officials...
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    May 17, 18, 03:40 PM
    I wasn't around in the 70s so I can't relate :lol2:
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    May 16, 18, 02:04 PM
    Agreed
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    May 16, 18, 01:32 PM
    I'm not saying he should have been standing somewhere else, I'm saying there's no way he saw what actually happened.
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    May 16, 18, 12:26 PM
    The angle at 34 seconds shows he missed the helmet. However it looks like the hand was on the plate already anyway.
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    May 16, 18, 12:24 PM
    There are some angles that show clearly the glove didnt hit the helmet. Even if it did, I'm not sure he is out. Second call the ump was in a terrible position to even make the call. Lastly, it's 2018, let the 90s go. The Braves have been screwed by Umps enough since then. :lol2:
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    May 16, 18, 12:17 PM
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    May 16, 18, 11:48 AM
    Having said that, Vlad Jr. is a stud.
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    May 16, 18, 11:46 AM
    I think the Braves are going to be good for a while. A lot of their young players are playing well. Acuna, Albies, Newcomb, Gohara, Soroka... Not to mention guys like Riley and Pache in the minors.
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    May 16, 18, 11:34 AM
    Umps and replay screwed the Braves twice last night. Terrible calls. 218-5-15 2-5-56 - Streamable
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    May 16, 18, 11:32 AM
    I like Acuna Jr. better but im biased. :lol2:
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    May 13, 18, 06:33 PM
    I thought this was a place for discussion... My point is you have almost no control over being a victim of texting and driving. You can watch your surroundings and try to be prepared to act. Same with mass shootings. Learn to defend yourself, think of ways to escape in case it happens, etc.
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    May 13, 18, 02:41 PM
    You dont have control over other people doing it and I would argue you are much more likely to be a victim of texting and driving than a mass shooting.
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    May 13, 18, 08:04 AM
    How do you face your accuser in court when the accuser is a camera? I dont like them. Fwiw, I have no sympathy for those written a speeding ticket by a real person. The cameras are strictly for revenue.
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    May 2, 18, 01:10 PM
    Dominique Rodgers Cromartie is better imo and is unsigned. I don't really remember him protesting at all.
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    May 2, 18, 10:37 AM
    The Patriots didnt have enough ammo to move up. I dont see how they could have put together an offer anywhere close to what the Giants would have asked.
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    May 1, 18, 10:24 PM
    That's hard to pull off with 10 minutes to negotiate. And the Giants wanted Barkley pretty bad. Gettleman basically said he wasn't interested in trade offers.
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    May 1, 18, 02:42 PM
    The Giants weren't moving that far down anyway.
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