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  1. I thought he looked a lot better than his first outing. He threw some good sliders. I like that he’s not afraid to throw his change up. He was better at locating it in this outing, but it doesn’t appear to be a great pitch to me judging by the hitters reaction to it. I think if he locates it well, it’ll be fine, but he can’t get away with even occasional poor location of it like someone like John Means can because I don’t think his change up is deceptive enough. He was better with his fastball location as well, but the velocity was only 89-91. I was surprised by that since I know he improved his velocity last year and from what I remember he was touching 96 MPH in spring training. Overall, I was encouraged by what I saw last night. Hopefully, his velocity will be a little better if he gets in another game this year.
  2. There were articles last year about Bundy altering his pitch usage while here. Here’s one of them regarding throwing less fastballs: https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-dylan-bundy-pitch-mix-20190614-story.html I don’t think this is a matter of the Orioles being unaware of the changes he needed to make. It looks like he just expanded on what he started to do last year. Either way, I seriously doubt he’s going to continue pitching this well.
  3. I honestly didn’t hear about the track man minor league stuff until now, so I read an article about it. I’m assuming you’re referring to the accusations that they altered trackman data to influence how other teams receive the value of their prospects in potential trades? That’s definitely sketchy and points to the unethical vibes of the organization. I’m not sure if that would’ve been at his direction or if that’d be an analytics department issue. Either way, I’m not debating whether they knew or not about the sign stealing and it’s certainly clear that they were a part of an unethical organization.
  4. Where did I say that they did not know? To me, knowing is not the same as being a direct, active participant. We’ll see what happens as the season progresses and more continues to come out about this story. I doubt that Elias will be connected, but I’m not going to pretend that I’m 100% certain of that.
  5. My question for you is why are you so sure that they were involved? Just because they were part of the Astros organization is not a good enough reason. Just thinking of this in a standard business organizational sense, it really doesn’t make sense for Elias to be directly involved in an analytics based scheme that affected the major league club. His department, as I understand it, was with minor league scouting, player development and the draft. Why would he cross departments to have a say in something that affects the major league/analytics department? What kind of involvement do you think he would even have had? Since codebreaker itself wasn’t illegal, it really seems like the only kind of involvement that could be punishable would be if either Elias or Sig were the ones who suggested or implemented its real-time use in games. I see that as being extremely unlikely in Elias’ case. Since Sig was the head of the analytics department there, he’s much more likely to be implicated, but again I think the only way he’d get into trouble over it is if there’s proof that he was the one who suggested or helped implement its use in real time in major league games.
  6. <p><p><p>Happy Birthday!</p></p></p>

  7. <p><p><p>Not really. I might have posted a couple of times last year, but that was it. I still read the forum everyday, though.</p></p></p>

  8. <p><p><p>Wow DoobyDoo, you're old time. Do you post any more?</p></p></p>

  9. My guess is that it was Trinity, and that he was trying to make it look like the work of the Vacation Murderer since Lundy was robbed after being shot.
  10. I'm surprised that no ones mentioned Inception yet. The teaser trailer certainly makes it look interesting, and Christopher Nolan hasn't made a bad movie yet, so I'm looking forward to it.
  11. How hard is Uehara throwing?
  12. I saw it yesterday. It's definitely one of the best movies of the year. Even though it's shot in a much different fashion than Aronofsky's other movies, I still thought the visuals were impressive, just in a different way. I'm not really sure how to describe it, but I just thought the way it was shot added a lot to the story and the atmosphere even if there weren't any moments of Aronofsky flash. It's also the most well acted movie that I've seen in a while. There's not even a single moment of weak acting in the movie, not even from the lowest supporting actor. Even though the movie is mostly gritty and downbeat, there were a few really effective moments of humor, too. It should be interesting to see whether or not it's nominated for best picture.
  13. Here are the reviews: 98%, 8.2 AVG rating on rotten tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_wrestler/ 81 on metacritic http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/wrestler2008 It's not going to be out around here until January.
  14. Here's the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/thewrestler/
  15. I have been following it, and I'm looking forward to it. I was actually pretty skeptical when I first heard about it. There really wasn't much information out about it until the Venice Film Festival, so I didn't really know what kind of movie it was going to be. It just seemed like a weird departure for him at the time to do a movie about wrestling. It should be interesting since he apparently abandoned his usual visual techniques for this movie. I'm hoping the trailer will be online soon.
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