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- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 14, 2016 9:24 PM Flag
Of course there are examples of players who didn't do well at [fill in the blank] in the minors, but then excelled at it in MLB. Problem is, there is a far longer list of players who sucked at [fill in the blank], and continued to stink at it when called up.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 14, 2016 9:21 PM Flag
You misunderstand. Not long term, but rather for the rest of the season, which I assume was what Justin was alluding too, as well.
Abreu hit 18 HRs pre-derby in 2005 (the year he won). 6 post-derby.
Hamilton hit 22 HRs pre-derby in 2008 (the year he won)... he was really killing it that season up to the ASG. 11 post-derby.
I'm surprised you don't remember that. There was a lot of ink spilled opining that in both cases, the players altered their swings for the derby and then had trouble thereafter regaining their "groove". Al Melchior references Abreu's 2005 and Todd Frazier's 2015 in his recent article "Fantasy Baseball: Do we need to fear the Home Run Derby?" It also lists Nelson Cruz and Adrian Gonzalez as believers that the derby affects a player's swing. Possibly bs (and the article goes on to "debunk" the belief/myth), but this can't possibly be the first time you've heard of this?
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 9:16 PM Flag
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the point in our program where Strong had his precious baby howler monkey feelings bruised.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 8:30 PM Flag
Talk about broth. That what you're going with? Literalizing? I'm thinking back, honestly struggling to think of an instance where I've seen (read) an adult attempt that tactic... but I'm drawing a blank. And yet, here we are.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 5:53 PM Flag
teh idea that someone could make teh same typographical error twice in the same post is simply impossible to conceive of!
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jul 5, 2016 3:57 PM Flag
I know, right! And lord knows, no one has ever made a typographical error twice... that would be like two pitchers from the same team both having bone chips in their elbows!
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 30, 2016 2:57 PM Flag
The fact of the matter is that you're about as credible as Hillary Clinton re. Benghazi... DRINK! (Fox News Benghazi drinking game).
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 11:08 PM Flag
Personally, I have always found that people who make repeated and unsolicited claims, in an online forum, about their personal wealth are sure to be 100% reliable.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 10:53 PM Flag
I have always scratched my head at the common trope "don't feed the troll." It's usually meant well, intended by others who understand (or think that they do) that trolls crave attention, and will disappear if you ignore them. In a sense, the argument is that trolls seek the rush of the power they feel in causing agitation, and ignoring them takes back this power. This is a fallacy, because it ignores the basic truth that ignoring a troll (or pretending to) simply takes one power away from them and substitutes another: the power to silence you.
And this doesn't even get into the practical impossibility of getting an entire forum community to universally ignore, including all new member unfamiliar with the troll. Remember the last time you saw a forum troll effectively dealt with in this manner? Anywhere, at any time? Yeah, me neither. There is only one effective way to deal with a troll, to empower strong moderators (fat chance of that), or bringing back the ignore button. Short of that, any "don't feed the troll" strategy is a fantasy. So, based on that, I'll do what I like, thank you very much.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 7:47 PM Flag
Yes, I totally believe you. You copied me on purpose, of course. The integrity you've shown in this forum just oozes credibility.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 6:57 PM Flag
lmao!!! Yes... please spend hours and hours more replying to me, then tell me how everything I say is empty. Time well spent.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 6:52 PM Flag
So to recap... "disjointed rambling, disjointed rambling, I finally know the difference between coup d'état and coup d'grace."
Still laughing that you would unwittingly recycle my line to me.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 5:59 PM Flag
So my comment was so trite, it just demanded your attention. That's outstanding. Do the people in your life know what you do with your time?
"Honey, come to bed."
"I can't, I'm doing something important."
"Someone said something trivial on the internet!"
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 5:53 PM Flag
That's a great line! Almost as great as when I said it first back in March. That's the kind of academic dishonesty that got you kicked out of your Junior College.
- Crasstastic Crasstastic Jun 29, 2016 4:06 PM Flag
at what point did I say this never happens? this what you do all day? you hear someone on the elevator exclaim how hot it is, you feel compelled to interject "right, because it's never hot outside! duh!"
"Someone send a support request to the mailroom, we're out of toner." "Oh no, no one's ever run out of toner before!"
"Careful on the road, it's icy out there tonight." "Yeah, no road has ever had ice on it before."
You've really raised the bar on douchebaggery.
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