Another reason this Pandemic sucks

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  1. IUJIM

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    Yes, he is a soph in HS and plays on one of the strong summer teams. Def missing baseball right now.
     
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    In Indiana? That's awesome. Did he get any games in before things were shut down? We start early out here, but he still only got about 1/3 of the season in. We're in the middle of the city, so we don't have a huge yard and my guys wants to throw long toss down the middle of our street. While he can throw darts pretty accurately out a couple of hundred feet, I'm more wild and can't get anywhere near as long as he can, so it's broken car windows if I throw with him. He's come up with a bunch of different drills to try to stay sharp, but having the HS season cut short was a killer, especially since he had a great start to the year. Travel baseball is a family lifestyle, isn't it?
     
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    The Indiana season was done before it started. His first game would have been this past Saturday. And yes, travel baseball is awesome. I know many people find baseball boring, but for us, there is nothing like spending our weekends on the road watching him play. Oh well, at least he is only a Soph. I feel really bad for the Seniors. Tough way to end you HS playing career.
     
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    Agree. Family trips to baseball tournaments has been a way of life for a long time for us! And I am with you in feeling horribly for this year's Seniors...both in and out of sports and in high school or college. This semester should be one of the most wonderful set of memories that they have and a lot of that is being taken away, so we're trying to do something special for the Seniors on his HS team as a small gesture to honor them. I know it's not the most important aspect of all of this, but this whole situation is likely to be one of the most prominent things to shape this generation of kids.
     
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    Years ago I was one of the official scorers for a high-school summer league. A lot of good players. I remember two pitchers in particular who were outstanding. One threw junk with some heat and the other threw heat and more heat. Neither hardly gave up any runs. Any scouts sniffing around your league?

    Have you seen the movie “Trouble with the Curve”? A real feel good youth baseball movie. Of course all baseball movies are feel good movies.
     
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    You have some really nice baseball leagues in LA area.... Riverside, San Berdo.... I went to high school in Redlands... I don’t know how you stomach being out there. I missed Indiana too much
     
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    If you're a Braves fan . . . heck, if you're a baseball fan . . .

    . . . what is today the anniversary of?
     
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    Hank Aaron passing the Babe
     
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    Aaron passing the Babe and becoming the all-time leader in home runs.
    A record he still holds today.
     
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    Cardinals have been my team since early childhood. We had no TV when I was young. Fell asleep listening to Cardinals on my transistor most spring and summer nights.

    Our summer vacation if we were lucky was a weekend trip to St Louis.

    Catch most of their games now on Fox Midwest.
     
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    I saw Bench, Morgan and Rose all three play several times. Does that count for my best two? Best catcher who ever played and the best hitter ever?
    Saw Satch pitch in an exhibition in Indianapolis. No one could touch him - think he was 64 years old then.

    Herb Score in AAA? Roger Maris in AAA?
     
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    I don't care what the stats say, no Tony Perez in the line up is sacrilege. That guy was the foundation for the rest of the BRM. He made the team possible . . . an indispensable cog. The RBI machine on the BRM. Compare his RBIs to Votto's . . . .

    No disrespect to Votto intended; but I couldn't pick him out of a police line up if he was the only one with a Reds uniform on.

    Larkin I can definitely see even as good as Concepcion was, and certainly Frank in RF even if the alternative is Grif SR.

    Ed Davis in CF? Maybe, but I gotta ask: is he injured today?

    To make up for my intransigence, here's a link where you can find Brad Paisley's new single, a reworked version of No I In Beer. Take one for the team . . . after 5 pm.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/17/country-star-brad-paisley-new-song-no-i-in-beer/
     

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