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    Al Kaline passed away RIP

    absolutely correct. dude had a heck of a story - but he could swing the bat.
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    Beeg did raise an interesting point a while back. When there is a vaccine, what mechanism will be used to track who has received the vaccine? This could have implications for certain types of work, attending events, etc. When people receive the vaccine, do they get a sticker like on...
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    Major League Baseball, union discuss playing all games in Arizona as a possible way forward

    some of the stuff in this proposal is just goofy. Instead of sitting in the dugout, players would sit in the bleachers to maintain social distancing. And electronic strike zones (nothing can go wrong with that...) This comes down to the owners trying to salvage as much of the season as...
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    2020 Minnesota Vikings Off-Season Thread

    Here is all I know. when it comes to the draft, Spielman will trade down 3 or 4 times, and wind up with 4 picks in the 6th round and 5 picks in the 7th round. then he will talk about all of the "value" he got in the late rounds. I don't know why the guy is so in love with late-round picks...
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    Al Kaline passed away RIP

    Kaline was a very consistent hitter - and a really good defensive outfielder. In terms of numbers, he put up some of his best seasons very early in his career. but he really never had a 'bad' season until the last couple of years. even hit .313 as a 36-year-old. The Tigers had some nice...
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    The Dunning - Kruger Effect on Gopher Hole

    Ergo - anyone with whom I disagree with is stupid. Veritas - believe it or not, it is possible for reasonable, intelligent people to have different beliefs and different points of view. That does not inherently make people bad, or stupid, or evil. It just means they see things differently...
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    Covid-19 Update for Minnesota Tuesday, April 7th at 11:00am Total Positive Cases 1069 (+83). Deaths 34 (+4). Hospitalized 120 (+5). In ICU 64 (+7). Tests processed 29,260 (+1,132).
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    just came across this - thought it was interesting: An estimated additional 180 - 195 deaths per day occurring at home in New York City due to COVID-19 are not being counted in the official figures. "Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a...
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    and now for something completely different - just got an e-mail at work. Offering an interview with an expert to discuss....... Kim Kardashian's beauty tips for the benefit of people sitting at home due to Covid-19. now, back to the real world. (as opposed to reality TV)
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    7 Footer Liam Robbins from Drake Commits

    As Les posted earlier, this is an interesting story. Kid weighed 300 lbs in HS. didn't even play varsity ball until his SR year. No offers out of HS. One coach described him as "fat." So he went to....Sunrise Christian Academy. (that sounds familiar). Changed his eating patterns...
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    Drake transfer Liam Robbins commits to the Gophers

    I read somewhere that the Robbins kid weighed something like 300 pounds coming out of HS, which is apparently why he was lightly recruited. OK - found an article in the Des Moines Register. He didn't play at all until his SR year in HS, and then only played limited minutes. He had no...
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    Covid-19 Update for Minnesota - Monday, April 6th Total # of Positive Cases 986 (+51). Deaths 30 (+1). Hospitalized 115 (+9). in ICU 57 (+9). Total tests processed 28,128 (+1,351).
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    All Things 2020 Minnesota Twins In-Season Thread

    Interesting article in the Strib talking about possible contract implications if the season is not played. Goes through players whose contracts are up, players who will be eligible for free agency, etc. Also talks about players who have possible contract bonuses tied to production and will be...
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    I wouldn't say weak-minded. But, people often hear what they want to hear. If you want this to be over with, and you hear the President talking about Easter, you may hear that as "things will be better by Easter." Right or wrong, every word the President says is scrutinized. And that...
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    The new Corona virus, should we worry?

    Covid-19 Update in Minnesota for Sunday, April 5: Total positive Cases 935 (+70). 51% Female - 49% male. Deaths 29 (+5). Hospitalized 106 (+11). ICU 48 (+6). Tests processed 26,777 (+1,354). 32 different long-term care facilities reporting at least 1 positive case. Hennepin...
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    What type are you? Find out.

    I came out as Opportunity Democrat on the 1st quiz and Moderate Democrat on the 2nd quiz. I would quibble that some of the questions are not black-or-white. I would have preferred an option to vote "no strong opinion" or "other" on some of the questions.
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    Why Pitino won’t win at MN

    Well, just for the sake of argument: there is a difference between saying he "won't" win as opposed to saying he "can't" win. Won't win is a prediction - in essence, he might be able to win, but I don't think he will. Can't win is more blunt - you're saying it's impossible for him to win at...
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    Shama: Patrick Klinger on what he sees as changing landscape of attending sporting events

    As to how sports will change - in the short-term, I think you are going to see a decline in corporate sponsorship and ticket-buying. Businesses are taking a huge hit from the virus. When sports return, a lot of these businesses will have to re-assess things like buying box seats or suites...
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    All Things "Top 5" Thread (Movies, TV Shows, Cities, Countries, Actors, Beers, Restaurants, Athletes, Sporting Events etc.)

    Top 5 Episodes of Star Trek (The Original Series) 1. The City on the Edge of Forever (Mc Coy goes back in time and changes history; Kirk and Spock have to try and make things right) 2. Amok Time (Spock has to return to Vulcan to be...
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    Transfer list possibilities, Spring 2020

    It's getting to the point where, instead of announcing who is in the transfer portal, it might be easier just to list the players who are not transferring. I think a lot of people are banking on the NCAA approving the rule change where you can transfer once and not sit out a year. if that is...
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