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  1. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    When you're that mad and your team is in this kind of position, you should just leave. There's nothing positive you can do for your team. You're not going to see anything that you would want to watch. It's over.
  2. March Madness Pick'em

    All hail . . . me.
  3. New York Mets 2016 Season Thread

    And Murphy drives in the winning run for the Nats. I don't actually care, good for him and all that. It's just one of those "of course" type things. (And after they rallied in the ninth too) Game 1 of a 162 game race between us and them, and they get sweetness while we have to take last night's blech and move on.
  4. Can we move Columbus back to the West?
  5. League sets expansion draft rules

    Given these rules, how good can we expect an expansion team to be? This is assuming that there's only one, since two would result in the two teams splitting the pool of available players, and thereby harming each other to some extent. I've only ever seen expansion teams get thrashed ( ) their first two seasons on the ice, if not longer. Baseball, on the other hand, has seen some teams do great (champions within 10 years), while others started bad and stayed bad for quite a while.
  6. Gdt 10, NJ@Phi 7PM

    Great assist by Palmieri.
  7. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    This could be a series-altering game besides its value in trying to get to 4 W's. Even if they lose this one, it could simply be the team that best recovers from running this marathon that takes the series.
  8. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    For the half second that pitch was on its way, I had instant dreams. How can we make Chris Young look good??! Can't have that.
  9. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    So now we're watching the overseas broadcast? How unbelievable is this. And did they really halt the game because of TV? I mean, I do want to see every pitch, but that still doesn't seem right.
  10. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I'm not sure why getting that run feels like such a relief, but it did.
  11. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    World Series!!! This is so freakin awesome!
  12. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    Definitely disagree on this. Contact is not this great, time-honored tradition of baseball. Baseball is a non-contact sport. If you look at contact sports, hockey, soccer, football, basketball, the common element generally is that there's one ball, and both teams want to have it. If they don't have it, the team is trying to prevent the opponent from doing something with it. In baseball, only the defense has the ball, the offense can't take it from them. The offense also does not get to prevent the defense from executing its plays. They don't get to shove defenders who are waiting for a popup. A-rod doesn't get to knock a ball out of the opponents mitt. The plays at second base are essentially a lengthy derivation of the inherent intent that a base runner has when going in on those plays. The runner's intent that is inherent in the rules of the game is to try to reach the base before the ball gets there. That naturally leads to the conclusion, "I have to slide in, since I'm not allowed to overrun at second base," which in turn leads to the realization, "The fielder at the bag may be stepping towards me because he's trying to turn a double play," which the ends with the deduction, "My slide into second base, ostensibly in an attempt to reach the base safely, may help my team avoid the double play." For some reason, this strategy was allowed to remain in the game, with only some feeble regulations to prevent it from becoming the type of contact generally banned from the sport. In keeping with baseball's tradition of not allowing the team on offense to use contact to prevent the defense from executing its plays, a change should be made. Obviously, some coming together of players at the bases, second base in particular, is inevitable, due to timing and coincidence. But plays like Utley's, historically allowed, should never have had a place in baseball, are inconsistent with how the sport is played in nearly all other circumstances, and should be removed from the game. It can be done by putting some additional restrictions on the runner's slide, with some additional rules to prevent defenders from seeking such contact for a cheap double play ruling.
  13. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I'll admit that I hadn't been paying close enough attention to this during the season: is the "neighborhood" interpretation of the rules now considered defunct, now that we have instant replay? I know that was neverliterallyin the rules, but the enforcement was always lax on guys who were potentially turning two. On what would have resulted if this had happened to Jeter, the MLB would have changed its rules. We saw what happened to Buster Posey. Suddenly decades of "that's just part of the game" became "never again." Tejada's not significant enough to them, so they won't meddle with this series. When a Jeter-type player goes down, it costs the league revenue in the form of lower ratings, forcing a response. Funny, I thought you sounded like the Rangers fan earlier when, looking at the Mets' success and Philly's lack thereof, you basically said, "Well you guys have bad attendance and a crappy fanbase so . . "
  14. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    Ah, this is so sweet! Time to go celebrate.
  15. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I guess 7/31/15 should forever be known as Wilmer Flores Day. There's the kind of turn of events that we rarely get to see the good side of.