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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:32 pm 
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And I follow the Dodgers, so it's not as if no one I know anything about is involved.

This series sucks, and the playoffs weren't much better.

IMHO, baseball went seriously downhill when it started sounding like physics class. I don't want to hear about launch angles, spin rates, and velocity. Just because we invented all manner of whoopie-doo technology to analyze the ball's every move doesn't mean it should take over. Everything's about mechanics, with the goal that every ball goes over the fence. Base running is a lost art, as is strategic hitting with runners on. BORING.

Pitchers, yuk, they're for the most part bionic (the famous Tommy John Surgery). They change them every 5 innings at first, and more like twice per inning if it's close at the end, which it usually is, since there's no offense.

Then take the TV coverage... please. The announcers are brain damaged, and the commercials have lost all touch with sanity. Whazzis Google thing? Any respect I had left for that company departed during the league championship series, which they apparently bought, lock stock and ad space.

Hey Google, what's a wretched excess?

Now, in the World Serious, it's all IOT all the time. Am I the only one who hates the IOT? I don't want my toaster telling the whole Internet whether I left the bread in too long again. I'll pass on my enema bag sending me an e-mail when it's time to use it. I certainly don't want some Orwellian speaker lurking in the corner sucking in everything while waiting for me to ask it dumb questions. I must be the tiny Luddite fringe, because every info company you can think of seems to be advertising one of these, all with cute names.

Then you have a game go 18 innings........................

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DIEhard Giants here so have to hate dodgers.

taping them only to see them lose, fast forward style.

IOT ? what is that, did I miss something, my eyes are bad , dont know that one

I notice the commercials. I tape all giants, warriors, 49ers and raiders and FF thru a lot of it.

I have my giants taping set at 3 hours and 3o minutes for the games that go over, NOT EVEN 4 hrs is enough for these games, although yesterday was 18 innings but way too many commercials and i think it throws off the players.

oh, yes, before I forget

FUCK THE DODGERS

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:31 pm 
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And I follow the Dodgers, so it's not as if no one I know anything about is involved.

This series sucks, and the playoffs weren't much better.

IMHO, baseball went seriously downhill when it started sounding like physics class. I don't want to hear about launch angles, spin rates, and velocity. Just because we invented all manner of whoopie-doo technology to analyze the ball's every move doesn't mean it should take over. Everything's about mechanics, with the goal that every ball goes over the fence. Base running is a lost art, as is strategic hitting with runners on. BORING.

Pitchers, yuk, they're for the most part bionic (the famous Tommy John Surgery). They change them every 5 innings at first, and more like twice per inning if it's close at the end, which it usually is, since there's no offense.

Then take the TV coverage... please. The announcers are brain damaged, and the commercials have lost all touch with sanity. Whazzis Google thing? Any respect I had left for that company departed during the league championship series, which they apparently bought, lock stock and ad space.

Hey Google, what's a wretched excess?

Now, in the World Serious, it's all IOT all the time. Am I the only one who hates the IOT? I don't want my toaster telling the whole Internet whether I left the bread in too long again. I'll pass on my enema bag sending me an e-mail when it's time to use it. I certainly don't want some Orwellian speaker lurking in the corner sucking in everything while waiting for me to ask it dumb questions. I must be the tiny Luddite fringe, because every info company you can think of seems to be advertising one of these, all with cute names.

Then you have a game go 18 innings........................

Baseball is a slow game and that helps to make it boring.

Maybe I shouldn't talk bad about baseball being boring since I watch professional bowling which, for most people, would be very boring. There are technical aspects to bowling that I like to watch such as the style of the bowler, the angles, revolutions of the ball, speed, as well as lane adjustments as the oil pattern deteriorates. Plus, the action on the lanes is faster than in baseball.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:33 pm 
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You could delete "World Series" from the thread title and most of America would agree with the statement.

There was a seven hour game that went 18 innings last night and i had no idea until someone told me at a 5th and 6th grade basketball tournament this morning. Baseball is more of a background noise distraction for me than a sport to follow intently.


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IOT = Internet Of Things. You know, this idea that appliances, fitness devices, cars, and everything else should be sending data over the net, so corporations can keep even closer track on your every move. Most brainwashed American consumers think it's the coolest thing since they started putting those zipper things on plastic bags.

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IOT = Internet Of Things. You know, this idea that appliances, fitness devices, cars, and everything else should be sending data over the net, so corporations can keep even closer track on your every move. Most brainwashed American consumers think it's the coolest thing since they started putting those zipper things on plastic bags.


IOT has to be one of Silly/Conned valley's dumbest ideas, ever.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 am 
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In this case, the silly con valley con job seems to be catching on. People are actually rushing to wear fitness devices and get some pittance off their health insurance premiums for letting corporations monitor their every activity.

And those ridiculous little speaker/screen/whatever things that sit in a corner eavesdropping into everything that goes on. We used to call those room bugs and run RF sweeps to get rid of them. Now it's supposedly cool to buy one and bug yourself voluntarily. Google has one. Amazon has one. Facebook has one. Bank of America has one (or is theirs an app? Who cares?). World series commercials are the new porn.

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Last night's game... well they'll never top the afternoon/evening/night/early morning of the game before for sheer tedium, but they got close for lameness. Even drumpf is tweeting about what a mistake Roberts made. Since when is SCROTUS a baseball fan? Maybe, since the game was on Fox, that made it relevant.

Roberts of course did pull one of the year's worst sports boners. He seems to have perennial issues with his choices of pitchers. The Dodger bullpen is actually rather good, but you wouldn't know it from the management.

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Series of GRUNGE. Grunge Harbor vs Grunge Beach. Not to dis the city of Boston, which I actually like A LOT.

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What I noticed about last night game was at 7 pm in almost Nov it can be 70 degrees

fuck

I am so sick of cold

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What once made baseball interesting to me was the quality of the commentators. Guys like Red Barber with his honeysuckle voice. I can't remember who, but I'll always remember when someone described a batter as "stronger than Mary's breath." Hyperbole, metaphor, simile...all with Dan Rather-like bizarre cleverness.

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All the people who think 70 in November is bliss can have L.A.. It comes with santa ana wind, and your allergies kick up, and if you aren't allergic to anything yet, you soon will be. Forget 70. Normal in such a condition is more like 85. And in a lot of places, it goes up at night. When I was living in a whole building full of wannabe film makers in Hollywood, one night it went to 102. No air conditioning. If you like 102 at midnight in November, L.A. is your place.

It's been 49 in NYC, and I'm loving it. I'm dreading walking off the plane in L.A. and having it be 85 and 8% humidity, and my nose immediately stuffing up... as usual.

What's that about grass being greener on the other side?

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What I noticed about last night game was at 7 pm in almost Nov it can be 70 degrees

fuck

I am so sick of cold

Trade ya. it ain't up to 50 here.

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