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    Apr 5, 18, 04:15 PM
    Not sure if it has aged well, but Bob Costas' book "Fair Ball" was a pretty deep dive into this. As I recall (it has been a while), Costas' main point was that you have to have both a salary cap AND a salary floor to make it work (and to have any hope of getting the Union to go along with it). In MLB, teams figured out that they can spend $60M (or whatever the # is now) and finish in 2nd or 3rd behind the $100M Yankees / Dodgers / etc. OR they...
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    Apr 1, 18, 12:23 PM
    Really like Schofferhoffer and Stiegl Radler grapefruit. Good stuff.
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    Apr 1, 18, 12:21 PM
    As we get closer, let us know potential impact on UK v. UofL baseball in Lexington on TUE night.
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    Mar 30, 18, 11:18 AM
    He's wherever he is to sell tickets / generate interest. This will be true even if he shows up at Citi Field.
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    Mar 30, 18, 11:17 AM
    Smells like a platoon for Duvall. If he sits tomorrow against Strasburg and starts against Gio on SUN, gonna smell a lot more like it. If you're trying a 4 person OF rotation, Duvall plays against all LHPs and occasionally against a RHP. Hamilton is anemic from both sides but has speed & defense. Maybe the rotation will include pinch run and defensive replacement innings for Hamilton?
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    Mar 29, 18, 10:55 AM
    Finnegan appears to be on the 25 man roster and HammerTime says Reed is starting on TUE (although not 1 of the 13 Ps currently listed on the 25 man roster?). That said, your overall point that the 3 Ps acquired from KC have "underwhelmed" is accurate.
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    Mar 28, 18, 04:48 PM
    Any chance his reference to his wedding reception in New Albany, IN was an homage to Romeo Langford?
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    Mar 27, 18, 03:08 PM
    I assume a Home & Home with XU will be on the schedule as soon as availability allows. XU would be silly not to take a chance to boost non-conference schedule. Would be a classy move by Mack.
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    Mar 27, 18, 11:15 AM
    Widely reported now.
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    Mar 25, 18, 08:12 PM
    The McD suggestion doesn't ring true. Jurich locked him up in JUN 2016 with a 10 yr. $10.6M deal making him the highest paid coach in baseball. Maybe Tyra is going to sweeten and extend that deal a bit, but the foundation was clearly laid by Jurich. CRAWFORD | Louisville makes McDonnell nation's highest paid coll - WDRB 41 Louisville News That said, I support Tyra and thought Jurich had to go in order to get things fixed and a clean slate...
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    Mar 23, 18, 10:49 AM
    Agree. This is the tension of Cal's system. He is able to recruit the top talent because his greatest selling point is NOT winning a national championship, it is getting them to the NBA. For the kid and for Cal, you can hardly blame either of them. For BBN, it leads to constant "reloads" as kids cycle through the program largely 1 yr. at a time. They're happy when the slot machine turns up jackpot and a group like Davis or KAT are able to...
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    Mar 23, 18, 10:38 AM
    A few will go because they know Cal has a complete new group coming in having heard the same promises they heard in their living room about grooming them for the NBA. It has worked extremely well for Cal to get top talent because so many of them have gone on to succeed in the NBA. It does, however, make it much more difficult to develop players over 2-3 years.
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    Mar 22, 18, 10:57 AM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread Flying out of CVG in BGP Break Room
    If you are going to get TSA Pre-check, think about Global Entry. As mentioned, it is only $15 more and will help if you travel internationally. HOWEVER, Global Entry requires an interview and the slots can be VERY hard to schedule. There is a center near CVG but they schedule a few months in advance. You can't use the TSA Pre-check (which is included in Global Entry) until your interview is complete. Another thing to consider is a high annual...
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    Mar 21, 18, 09:58 AM
    jpa2825 replied to a thread Flying out of CVG in BGP Break Room
    TSA Pre - 60 minutes (45 if you have low anxiety) No TSA Pre - 90 minutes (60-75 if you have low anxiety)
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