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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:26 pm

Don't worry, I'll fix that for you. Just be sure to sit Cruz, Archer, Gattis, [...] and Aoki
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:32 am

Well, ****.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/sport ... s-fbi.html

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Looks like they were after the 'Stros' "Moneyball" DB.

To be honest, given how the stats people now own baseball, I'm surprised that this is the first public event of this nature. Even as a Yankees fan (thanks, GrandDad) I always figured them to be the first caught.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:31 am

Yeah but the Astros? in 2013 the Astros were epic bad. Maybe they were looking for what not to do?

In other news, its pretty easy to set your lineup every day when you have 4 guys on the DL that you really don't want to cut.
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Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:55 am

The Astros, because of Luhnow's ties to STL. From what I can tell, they found the Ground Control website and just tried old passwords. The old passwords worked and they got in and...gave it all to Deadspin, apparently. Completely bizarre. I have to think it was some relatively young, low-level front office type that wasn't using his brain at all. And if it goes higher than that, then throw the book at them.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:18 pm

Yes, the Deadspin summary is hilarious.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:31 pm

That was pretty good, and accurate - everyone is an idiot. Drew Magary's 12-year-old-style schadenfreude rant, OTOH, was pretty terrible. As much as I despise Gawker, I can't believe anybody would pay him to write that.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:56 am

So this morning I refreshed my team page and the background went from black to white. There doesn't seem to be a preference in the settings page -- Yahoo has just suddenly changed the color scheme. Or is it just me?

(I get that we're at the halfway point in the season, but why do it on a Friday? And if they were planning to do this all along, why not at least time it to coincide with the All Star Game?)
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:26 pm

not just you - i had the same experience.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:27 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
not just you - i had the same experience.

Seems that Yahoo has decided that the UI will be the same for everyone.
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Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:19 pm

The Tao of the Cub fan:

WSJ wrote:
By accepting the inevitability of defeat, a Cubs fan can actually live a better life, become a better person. A Cubs fan is a Buddhist. He or she knows that life is suffering and that relief from that suffering comes only by giving up all expectation and desire for victory. In its place, you receive the gift of right now, which is Wrigley Field on a perfect summer day when a breeze is wreaking havoc in the ivy.


And when the wind blows the wrong way you can smell the toilets.
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:10 pm

Bloody 'ell, I actually watched the Mets/Yankees game to the end just to ensure that I didn't get beaten by the dead team.

It's up to you now, Stiffie. Show this team no playoff wins.

EDIT: Not much hope of my Yankees taking all 3 from Toronto ala 1978 to take the division. After all, #20 has been retired.
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Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:01 am

Go Cubs! This is their year!
 
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Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:28 am

I really enjoyed watching the Cubs win when many thought they couldn't. Here's hoping we don't have a Bartman style collapse like 2003 in the next series.
 
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Re: TR Baseball 2015

Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:18 am

Wow. Even beer-league softball players know not to get that far off first on a liner to the left side, especially with someone in front of you. WTF was Cespides thinking?

Oh well, since I'd root for the Mets about as often as I'd root for the Red Sox, let's go Royals (which does seem odd from a life-long Yankees fan's perspective, Pine Tar Game & all).
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