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    TVS Launching Free TV Streaming Service

    Old guy mode on. TVS, was a syndicator of sports back in the day before satellites, when you needed to pay significant $$ to AT&T to deliver content to local stations, and when 3 to 5 local stations was all there was. Eventually had several competitors including SPI and Mizlou. Died out in...
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    Nascar 2020

    Yep. The old MRN coverages on SXM, and yet more the plenty of old TV coverages on YouTube (apparently no one cares enough to copyright strike them) just serve to reinforce how far from what it should be NASCAR has become. The Busch Clash was among the worst races ever.
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    Is the Pub being sponsored by Tesla now?

    I’m new to the Pub and don’t want to make waves, but my observation is that every board I am on, on any subject (and that is quite a number and pretty diverse, IMHO) there is a cadre of Tesla people in the OT or similar board section, posting about how its the greatest thing since sliced bread...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Sure. Just please don’t call it “baseball”. We are already using that term. It is like saying you like apple pie, but really it should be made with cherries. Umm, you like cherry pie. Which is fine, just call it what it is. IMHO, the advocates for “change” mostly don’t like baseball in...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    People that love baseball understand that pitchers, like everyone else, should hit; understand that one-out relievers is just another aspect of strategy; and, most of all, that the game cannot be “too long”, as it lasts the same length as always. Nine innings.
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    If you don’t already know the answer to that, you (like Rob Manfred) just don’t like baseball. That is fine. Move on.
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    First, yeah, I realize that baseball evolved, long before any of us were alive, into its modern, perfect, form. Its perfect form has existed for many generations. Arguing that some rule or another was changed 120 years ago and that means anything is silly. And, I try to respect the rules and...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Manfred’s horrid (and somewhat racist) idea of forcing pitchers to face 3 batters, certainly is a bastardization. Baseball isn’t broken. Its rules don’t need to be changed. It is as perfect a game as can exist on earth, right now.
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    And I am sure you have 1000s of links to the many 1000s of times the DH has hit for someone else, right? I’m very familiar with the rules of baseball. Including the bastardization of the game that is caused by the DH.
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Exactly the point. Defenders of the bastardized game always use the “I don’t want to see the pitcher bat, he’s not that good” meme. This is, of course, not the point at all. Who is the worst position player on the team? Why should he have to bat? How about the next worst? Really you only...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Could you please list the, I am sure many dozens, of injuries to pitchers when hitting. Fact is the DH is a dumb idea. It serves no purpose other than to keep some limited, fat old has-been in baseball at the expense of a complete player, and allow guys without managerial skills to be manager...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Selig was a bad commissioner. Almost every decision he made was the wrong decision, from Pete Rose to steroids to not staying the course and, as the NHL did, breaking the so-called union, to not tossing Angelos out of the sport, to over-expanded playoffs to starting them at 8:30 at night...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Yeah, while I generally oppose the so-called union, it does have to approve the idiot ideas that those who don’t like baseball try to impose. The idiot changes outlined above were all he could get through, this time. Specifically, of course, baseball is not “too long”. It is the same length...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    Neither actually. Of course, empty suit Manfred never caught anyone at anything. Minor functionaries and the media “caught” the Astros in this trivial deal and the case came to this guy, who does not understand baseball nor like baseball. He reacted the way I would if asked to judge a physics...
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    Houston Astros on hot water over illegally stealing signs

    MASSIVE over-reaction. That is like 5 years in jail for littering. If we needed any more proof (I did not) that Manfred is the worst commissioner in history, here it is. This guy just does not understand (or like, IMHO) baseball.
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    Audience Network shutting down

    I don’t think the DP Show’s status has any indications one way or another vis NFLST. However, the continued ownership of the AT&T Sports Net channels might be questioned. If AT&T is on the hook (media from the time of the last contract renewal said it was through mid 21) to DP, it would not...
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    Audience Network shutting down

    Never cared about any of the shows on that channel, to each his own. Did watch Dan Patrick a little on my rare weekdays off. Apparently rights to that show are up in the air.
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    TVAnswerman Has AT&T Predictions For 2020

    True. And the broader point is MILLIONS still live w/o internet, certainly not the “killer internet” needed to support streaming. First, of course, millions cannot get such service. But more importantly, millions do not want it. Many people have no interest in the internet. And millions...
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    TVAnswerman Has AT&T Predictions For 2020

    EXACTLY. Many people do not understand the basic economics of NFLST. DirecTV loses money at it, because it drives subscriptions to their regular service. The NFL makes M O R E $$ from it than it would from whatever %age of the sale price it would get in a traditional model. The NFL likes...
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    TVAnswerman Has AT&T Predictions For 2020

    Umm, “nope” is a slang term for no. And NOPE, the system, THE BEST AVAILABLE, was not ready to handle the job. Unlike DirecTV. Because live TV via internet is just not ready for prime time. Which is why DirecTV will not “stop taking customers”, nor drop NFLST, for many years to come.
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