LA Angels Monday News Crash: Moore Cabbage

The Angels have officially signed Matt Moore. They designated Trey Cabbage for assignment in the corresponding move.

Colt Keith just signed an extension with the Tigers for at least $28 Million and he hasn’t yet made his MLB debut. The Cubs signed right-hander Hector Neris to a one year deal for $9 Million. The Athletics have some kind of a deal with left-hander Alex Wood. The Royals signed second baseman Adam Frazier to a one year deal. Carlos Carrasco got a minor league deal with the Guardians.

Somebody stole a Jackie Robinson statue from in front of a youth baseball facility in Kansas. They left his feet behind.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2GA2Join
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2 months ago

Trader Jerry at it again…

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Polanco?

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Trader Traitor Jerry at it again.

There FIFY

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago

Nightgale: The Yankees offered Blake Snell a 6-year deal worth $150M. Boras countered with requesting a 9-year deal worth $270 Million. Yankees were the only team to offer so far, and did not respond to Boras’ request.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago

He’s been worth that much money twice in his 8 year career. Actually, the Yankee offer is very fair and the most that I would pay him. It pays him what he was worth for the last 6 years based on his performance, the fact that he was only really good twice, and barely average at least 3 times. His past performance would predict that he will be very good for two of the years, average for 3, and better than average for 1. $150M is still generational money but he is not worth any more and the Yankees would still be betting that he is exceptional at least twice in 6 years and he’s 31.

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Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

So he won’t be on our opening day roster. Perry’s starting to remind me of the kid who keeps trading lunches with people every time he thinks he sees something he likes better. A number of the players he initially signed have already been released or claimed.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Kind of like the JeDi?

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Gomez looks like the more intriguing player there.

I like a high contact, gaps oriented bat like Rivas if he’s great with the glove. But Gomez absolutely mashes.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

With Gomez and Adell in the same OF we could have two true outcomes. Either a strikeout or a HR.

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Gomez has two option years left, though. So he can be stashed in AAA.

Adell is out of options.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Very important consideration. I believe the Angels would love to have Adell start the year in the minor leagues and play every day while they sort out the rest of the players but they can’t without probably losing him.

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

The most likely scenario with Adell is he gets traded for about 5% of the return we could’ve landed a few years ago.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Kind of like the Brandon Wood scenario all over again.

And we suspect that if we trade him to Baltimore for a PTBNL, he’ll be an all-star this summer.

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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Dallas McPherson would like to be recognized for something, anything, as well!

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago

He had an awesome name!

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2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

So [he] got that going for him, which is nice – Carl Spackler

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

His value was next to nothing a few years ago so Perry must be into the nano returns now.

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He was the #6 overall prospect in baseball in 2020. That’s the kind of prospect that lands established MLB level talent.

Now he’ll fetch a warm body.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

He may very well be Jo’s replacement.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Plus the fact that Jo is right handed and doesn’t hit left handed pitching well works agains him.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think we’re in a tight spot right now regarding Adell. It is hard to fathom losing him for nothing because of the promise and potential we’ve heard about since his signing, but unfortunately at some point that might be running out. We don’t have enough 40-man spots available to keep upgrading our team while keeping everyone else.

And obviously a way out would be to trade him and other(s) for something we really need, but unfortunately his trade value is at its lowest, making it a hard pill to swallow.

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Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Agreed

steelgolf
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Yep, the Adell pick is the classic “Best athlete available “ pick.

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

When my son was playing in HS, there was kid who was a year older who was hands down the best hitter on the team, but he didn’t play all the time because he didn’t look athletic enough.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

That was patented Billy. “If I draft me some players that can slam dunk a basketball how hard can it be to teach em this baseball shit?”

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He should have learned from watching Michael Jordan try to play baseball. There are individuals who already play baseball that play other sports as well like Dave Winfield, Bo Jackson, or John Havlicek, but non baseball players that play other sports don’t translate. Hitting a baseball is more similar to golf than other types of sports. There are some fabulous athletes playing baseball but there are also some ugly bodies.

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Drafting elite athletes and hoping to create baseball players all while pinching every penny on player development was a doomed strategy.

Yet one we stuck with for years.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Rivas had options left.  😥 

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Jeff said he just liked Gomez’s power more than Rivas’s contact ability.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I don’t and apparently neither did the Reds Birds

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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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16 posts today and count-ing, 20k by the end of the week here he come!!

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

And all quality posts. Maybe someday you too can have a day like that 2020.

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2 months ago
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2GA2Join
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2 months ago

Now we also have to remove someone else off of the 40-man as well.

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2 months ago
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2GA2readJJpost

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
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I wonder if this means we are out on Bellinger.

(this must logically lead to Granderson somehow)

Roy Hobbs
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2 months ago
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He’s cheap depth. Any outfielder that they sign though potentially pushes Jo Adell down in the pecking order. l actually would not be surprised to not see him on the team by opening day. They really need to play him or move him. I guess if he wins the MVP for someone else you can say “I told you so” and you would be right.

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2GA2Join
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2 months ago
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He’ll be the Rays All-Star fielder by 2026.

Twebur
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2 months ago
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Adell starts off the season in the minors, Phillips Hicks on the MLB roster, Jo comes up later in the year, Hicks sent down after sucking, and Jo tears his oblique?

2024 is arepeat of 2023… trAdition.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Other than Adell can no longer sail on the Great Salt Lake without DFAing (and probably losing) him

Twebur
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Stop messing with my Doomer Scenario with your fancy facts.

All hail trAdition!

Free Jo!
Free the SL Boeing shuttle with the unbolted door plug!
Free Bellinger and his weed becoming the 8th or 9th outfielder on this roster?!

steelgolf
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

And they are all repeats of one looooonnnnngggg 2016.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

Todays good news of the day, and something I happen to be a SME in:

https://themessenger.com/news/florida-k9-mary-lu-missing-11-year-old-girl-locked-bathroom

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Can she pitch?

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

lol well played.

With Mary Lu’s help, that little girl can be anything she wants! Hoping it leads to more full circle stories like these:

https://www.today.com/video/full-circle-patient-now-works-alongside-doctor-who-saved-her-life-190624325713

https://people.com/medical-student-works-with-childhood-cancer-doctor-who-saved-her-life-7693167

Angelz4ever
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2 months ago

Future headline:

“Mary Lu, once locked in park bathroom, now employed to clean park bathrooms”

Wow, what a full circle story that’d be!

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2 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Mary Lu is the K9, little girls name is redacted.

Angelz4ever
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2 months ago

Well….that is something completely different…..

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Not every joke lands, hence the oft referred to Borscht Belt comic relief line. I know you’ll be here all week, and it’s a Monday. The best show/bit is yet to come!!

Angelz4ever
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Since she was in the bathroom, I imagine her as a relief pitcher….

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

The first Borscht Belt joke of the day, and it’s a good one!!

It being 2024 and Angels being a California team and all… is it ok to try the vegetarian option without being berated? If I’m in a party of 6+ and gratuity is included… do I still have to tip the waiter/waitress more? Cash is king/always preferred, I know that much.

Angelz4ever
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2 months ago

Vegetarian animal dishes are great.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Personally, I like my veggies cooked in bacon grease and bone marrow. The tire company taught me that!

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

… I remember when Mary Lou said, “You wanna walk me home from school?”

but she didn’t like spiders and snakes

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

One of the few acts If ever seen in Vegas . Stafford opened for the Smothers Brothers and Joan Rivers. he was pretty funny too but man you talk about someone who got maximum mileage out of one song.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Now that the woke L.A. Times laid off half of their news room, Long time baseball writer Mike DiGiovanna is condemned to once again cover the Angels ( Oh the horror)

https://twitter.com/MikeDiGiovanna/status/1751282277018153210

As you can see he’s in the “This season is a complete waste unless Arte spends mo’ money On Borass overpriced Boys” camp.

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2 months ago
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Not sure of Mike’s past (any personal experiences, did he kick your dog?). I can see he uses his real name, has a cute picture of himself and a young child for his profile, and the way I read his actual tweet (and link to commentary piece) I see how it can provoke thoughts from any side of the fanaticism spectrum. Which might be the entire point.
The way I read your comment, it feels like a biased, one way of thinking only. Maybe you’re just ‘joking’, hardy har har in that case.
Using I think/I feel statements, therapist worldwide would be proud! I brought up this very LAT commentary piece for this weekends links, but mentioning that particular place has evoked political-esque responses (a CtPG no-no?).
Maybe today can be a day of discussion, sharing of experiences, etc. Or maybe it can be a day of GIFs/memes (target audience millennials and gen z… seeing how they slay, show their swag for the Halos would be refreshing). As always, we shall see.

Twebur
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2 months ago

He kicked the police dog out of way so he could go in and rescue the “missing girl in the bathroom”, took picture, used it for his X profile.

Sam the Hat, now DiGiovanna.

Lyle Spencer, Sam the Hat, DiGiovanna, over 25,000 games watched.

Jeff Joiner
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2 months ago
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I can’t believe the LAT didn’t have a full time, travels with the club Dodgers writer.

That just shows how clueless the daughter is. The one way to be a local paper is to cover local teams and events.

I feel bad for the folks who lost their job because a pampered princess was given a business she considered a toy.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Jed York was (maybe still is) the typical silver spoon kid that is obsessed over proving ‘I did dis, see I eurned it’. His spat with Jim Harbaugh was over who got credit for the Niners turn around. Part of Jim’s schtick is to pit them (ownership/naysayers) against us as a motivational tool. I bring this up because some people can and do change. For some, it’s too late (LAT case). Not like the JomBoy’s of the world help out true journalistic intent. Met some of those guys and gal at ASG Colorado ‘21. They had identifying JomBoy jerseys. Guess what, they weren’t cool. Not to me, but to people who follow them and wanted pictures. They were fixated with trying to get a HR derby ball, they didn’t get one…. Guess who did, this guy, who played nice with Greg (known ball hawker) and ended up with 2 (Pete Alonso was one, have to look back at the other).

Biggiswrth
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2 months ago

Arb hearings start. Did we have a few holdovers? I always hate it when they can’t come to terms. Those meetings air out some nasty stuff sometimes.

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2 months ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

Whenever they’re released can someone provide the link? It’ll save me from searching Google. Thanks in advance, thumbs up await!

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This!! A sincere thank you!

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Another semi baseball related story is this one about the POS girlfriend of POS ex MLB pitcher Scott Erickson. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12971245/rebecca-grossman-scott-erickson-westlake-village-mark-iskander-jacob-iskander.html . She mowed down 2 kids in a cross walk in Westlake Village with their mother watching helplessly) while drinking and speeding. Her Lawyer is now claiming that she was following the former Angel nemesis and he actually hit the kids even though no-one saw his car just hers as the kids bounced off of it. And of course being an Ex Doyer he got off with a slap of the wrist.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That was a rough read. A bunch to unpack but ultimately those poor boys. Ascension Lutheran (where the went) is a great school, I hope they provide adults/children with all the resources they want/need… not just in the coming days but in months/years that follow. Too many people want to numb the pain, these kids will be no different as they age. Hoping they have appropriate outlets to vent/express.

Twebur
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2 months ago
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Sad that there isn’t more/better witness to what actually happened.

Sounds like nobody knows for sure who did what, and we know that means they both could walk.

Sounds like they both were racing, both should pay the price.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Rich people get away with more than we can ever imagine. The POS woman and her POS lawyers are trying to blame the intersection?! Excuses are like ____, everyone has one… the rich have multiple!

Angelz4ever
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2 months ago

ASL?

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2 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

🤟🏻 American Sign Language? Took in HS and college. Definitely better than my Spanish, French or even English (at times).

I’ve always liked this video (not necessarily the person) because NOT standing up for something is the same as falling for everything?

https://youtu.be/AKqPSn412Xo

TL:DR (or click) Ronaldo defends Japanese fan who tries to converse with him in Portuguese. Legend moment for both parties and hopefully learning lesson for those who sit back and observe (not participate in life). You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a stereotype for a reason, not because people aren’t willing to learn.

GrandpaBaseball
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2 months ago

Good morning to all, and no big signing this weekend to the surprise of some of us, but hey, why compete with the NFL for attention.

I’m Ok with the 49er’s winning but I would have also liked Detroit going up against the KC Chiefs-replay of a game a few years back where Goff and Mahone combined for over 100 points in a play trading touchdown in the 4th quarter.

Last season the Halos raised the price to park to 20 bucks-a steal compared to Sci-Fi Stadium’s 75 bucks for the Rams games.

Have a good time today and the Super Bowl is 14 days away. 😄  🏈 

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

There are a few alternatives to parking… SoFi you can go to a park/ride spot and be bused in. Was $10, now up $25+ for those spots. You get out a lot quicker than using the lots, where prices are $100. I have Chargers season tickets (worked closely with players when they were in SD, didn’t go to a game last year, gave them away). I go to 1 home, 1 road 49ers game a year with my kids. As for the Angels, I didn’t know parking went up from $10 to $20. They stopped allowing tailgating in the Big A parking lot (sometimes with big group purchases you can still go under the Big A) so I’ve been using alternatives the last few years.
SB is 14 days away, P/Cs report in 16… what are we going to do in the hours between?? Any book/show recommendations?

Last edited 2 months ago by Angels2020Champs
steelgolf
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2 months ago

I love Super Bowl Sunday, the golf courses are relatively open and easy to get a tee time!

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2 months ago
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I’ve watched many sporting events from HB Dog Beach and slid over to Bolsa Chica State Beach for an evening bonfire. For SB, even my non sports loving family/friends have get togethers. At 3:30pm, I’ve never had trouble getting a tee time, weekend, holiday or not. It’s the 6am-8am times slots that people have a grip on that can be difficult to wedge your way in. Knowing someone that knows someone is always helpful.

halofansince1978
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2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Stupid Bowl means three days till Pitchers and Catchers report!!

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2 months ago

The Jackie Robinson story sucks. I have an Angels game worn Jackie Robinson jersey that I proudly wear to Angels or other MLB/MiLB games that have allowed me to have some amazing conversations with people irl. As is the case of the world, have gotten the WTF are you wearing that looks/comments as well. Which is fine, opens the door for conversations.

Other outlets than B/R have moar on it.

Right before Black History Month, was just installed in 2021 in a park where 600 children play youth baseball. Cost $50,000 to commission. Wichita Metro Crime has a reward of $2500 for tips leading to arrests and $5000 for tips leading to the recovery of the statue. Salvage yards have been contacted and residents have been warned to let the police handle it, as opposed to pitchforks and torches. Which, you know, is just a suggestion.

Did I CtPG right?

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steelgolf
Super Member
2 months ago

Yeah, my son told me the story over the weekend, and my first reaction was, “Is nothing sacred anymore?” What kind of jackass steals a Jackie Robinson statue by cutting it off at the ankles?

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2 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I think ripping down statues of any kind has been a thing, especially covid era on. Wrong each time but doing it with JR’s is just shameful. I hope whoever did it is caught and that part of their punishment is they have to be caretakers (cleaning, hosting a yearly event, insert whatever you think might lead to positive change instead of just punishment) as consequence.

halofansince1978
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2 months ago

16 Days!!!