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When is MLB going to hell and end this season?

Early August
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Late August
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Early September
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Late September
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lol, they're going to cancel regular season games mid way and immediately start playoffs
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MLB Baseball 2020: Playoffs are happening
« on: February 17, 2020, 08:20:37 PM »
https://twitter.com/Think_BlueLA/status/1229575850237915136

Also: if you're a T Mobile subscriber, think they're still running the full year of MLB.TV promo.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 12:57:05 PM by Tripon »

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 09:05:51 PM »
I'm guessing my Braves will once again be good enough to win the division and lose in the first round. Oh well.
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 09:07:02 PM »
First winning season since 2012 for the White Sox, let's go  8)

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 10:03:56 PM »
Mariner's got this.

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 10:41:24 PM »
NL east is gonna be brutal this year, Mets, Braves, Nats will be the top 3 teams and any of them could take the division, Phillies will hang around all year and the Marlins will suck as usual.

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 10:50:44 PM »
NL east is gonna be brutal this year, Mets, Braves, Nats will be the top 3 teams and any of them could take the division, Phillies will hang around all year and the Marlins will suck as usual.

:girlaff

Seriously though, I honestly don't see it, they have the Cano albatross contract, No real 3B and their outfield outside of Conforto is suspect at best. And Edwin Diaz looks like he is broken.

I have the Mets around 75 wins.

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 11:13:19 PM »
Mariner's got this.

One of two teams PECOTA gives a 0% chance to win it all!

The basic hopes for the Mariners this year are:

Marco Gonzales stays good
One of JP Crawford/Mallex Smith/Dan Vogelbach finally improves into a 3ish win player
At least one of Shed Long/Kyle Lewis shows the ability to be a 2+ win player in the near future
Evan White shows he can hit at the major league level
Someone out of the Justus Sheffield/Justin Dunn/Erik Swanson trio sticks in the rotation
Logan Gilbert graduates
Jared Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez, George Kirby and Cal Raleigh all stay on track
Noelvi Marte continues to show promise

In other words, get used to checking Arkansas and Everett box scores
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 11:43:52 PM »
NL east is gonna be brutal this year, Mets, Braves, Nats will be the top 3 teams and any of them could take the division, Phillies will hang around all year and the Marlins will suck as usual.

:girlaff

Seriously though, I honestly don't see it, they have the Cano albatross contract, No real 3B and their outfield outside of Conforto is suspect at best. And Edwin Diaz looks like he is broken.

I have the Mets around 75 wins.

Streamer and PECOTA have the Mets as the fifth best team in baseball.  Diaz will be fine, he still had swing and miss stuff he was just very unlucky and the Mets defense certainly didn’t do him any favors.  Defense should be about the same but I expect Diaz is more likely to look like his usual self than what we saw last year.  As for third base that’s McNeil’s position this year.  Cano is an albatross sure, but he started to put it together in the 2nd half last year.

Biggest issue last year was the bullpen, Mets relievers blew 27 saves and they still managed 86 wins.  This year they added Betances and if Familia and Diaz pitch even close to their career average the bullpen should be a strength as well.

Cespedes is the major wild card imo, if he comes back hungry and looking to earn a new contract next season he could make the lineup extremely formidable.

All that said they are still the Mets and knowing how cheap the Wilpons are they’ll probably get their hands on a Boeing 737 max to fly the team around on and it’ll crash on the way back from spring training :doge

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 12:19:46 AM »
my nats :rejoice

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 12:32:35 AM »
The Mets will struggle to a .500ish record. They won't truly suck or excel, in classic Mets fashion. They'll just sort of be there, like that vaguely disappointing middle child that always seems like they're about to get their life together and inevitably fucks it up. In another 3-4 years, they'll have 1-2 seasons where they're pretty good, making everyone think they're a relevant franchise again, before once again reverting to form.

That's it. That's the Mets way.
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 12:34:40 AM »
I will say that while the Nats have obviously been way more relevant and a bigger genuine threat recently, beating the Mets still gives me greater pleasure, because old habits die hard and their fans are truly delusional. Watching Mets fans go through the Sisyphean task of a 162 game season every year where they gradually come to realize that once again their team is still the same old Mets is one of the few remaining joys I have in sports or life.
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 01:10:04 AM »

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 09:48:47 AM »
FUCK any team not named the Astros or the Mets

Fuck ALL of them.

After this off season I want the Astros to RAPE EVERY SEASON ONE OF YOUR TEAMS.

I want Glenda and Gundam to SHIT THEIR PANTS.

This is the first and only time you will EVER see me say a rape "joke" and I MEAN EVERY DAMN WORD.

The fucks at r/baseball need to eat crow. ALL of your fanbases need to be humbled and KISS MY ORANGE AND BLUE ASS.

Except Mets fans :uguu
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 02:20:27 PM by Cindi Mayweather »
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 10:28:59 AM »
I just noticed that the thread is called Major League Baseball Baseball 2020.  :shaking

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 10:37:43 AM »
At the denial stage huh

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 10:47:49 AM »
At the denial stage huh

I think it’s clearly anger :ufup

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 11:08:37 AM »
lol Asstros
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2020, 11:34:44 AM »
At the denial stage huh

Denial? I am so excited for baseball and for NYY and LAD and the STLM to be fucked and humiliated that I am watching every single bit of baseball news.
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2020, 11:50:55 AM »
At the denial stage huh

Denial? I am so excited for baseball and for NYY and LAD and the STLM to be fucked and humiliated that I am watching every single bit of baseball news.

Would you say that you are buzzing with excitement? :rodney

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2020, 12:40:05 PM »
At the denial stage huh

Denial? I am so excited for baseball and for NYY and LAD and the STLM to be fucked and humiliated that I am watching every single bit of baseball news.

Would you say that you are buzzing with excitement? :rodney

Yes, from my chainsaw aiming at your corpse! :stop
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2020, 12:42:47 PM »
FUCK any team not named the Astros or the Mets

Fuck ALL of them.

After this off season I want the Astros to RAPE EVERY SEASON ONE OF YOUR TEAMS.

I want Glen and Gundam to SHIT THEIR PANTS.

This is the first and only time you will EVER see me say a rape "joke" and I MEAN EVERY DAMN WORD.

The fucks at r/baseball need to eat crow. ALL of your fanbases need to be humbled and KISS MY ORANGE AND BLUE ASS.

Except Mets fans :uguu

Come on, fam, your team blatantly cheated their way into a championship and they're gonna get away with it with a slap on the wrist. :heh
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2020, 12:54:31 PM »
The Mets will struggle to a .500ish record. They won't truly suck or excel, in classic Mets fashion. They'll just sort of be there, like that vaguely disappointing middle child that always seems like they're about to get their life together and inevitably fucks it up. In another 3-4 years, they'll have 1-2 seasons where they're pretty good, making everyone think they're a relevant franchise again, before once again reverting to form.

That's it. That's the Mets way.

Nah that’s not the Mets way at all.  If they’re gonna end up around .500 it’ll be with a 12-15 game winning streak followed by a month where they only win 4 games like June or July.  Perhaps they can challenge their recent record for fastest team to go from 10 games over .500 to 10 games under .500 :lol

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2020, 01:02:29 PM »
FUCK any team not named the Astros or the Mets

Fuck ALL of them.

After this off season I want the Astros to RAPE EVERY SEASON ONE OF YOUR TEAMS.

I want Glen and Gundam to SHIT THEIR PANTS.

This is the first and only time you will EVER see me say a rape "joke" and I MEAN EVERY DAMN WORD.

The fucks at r/baseball need to eat crow. ALL of your fanbases need to be humbled and KISS MY ORANGE AND BLUE ASS.

Except Mets fans :uguu

Come on, fam, your team blatantly cheated their way into a championship and they're gonna get away with it with a slap on the wrist. :heh

Losing the coach that built the team up from a 100 loss team is not a slap on the wrist.

I never said anything about defending the Astros in that post.

My post is all about SHITTING on the people that have gone on a goddamn witch hunt towards the team. Going to baseball sites and talking baseball with ANYONE not an Astros or Red Sox fan is MISERABLE. Go to r/baseball and it is a goddamn circlejerk and ANYONE with an Astros is downvoted into the negatives. Non-Astros fans have treated the team, its fans (who are fans and HAVEN'T cheated), like complete dirt drilling down conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory. Got Yankees bitching about how the Astros ruined their careers. Now pitchers on other teams threaten to BEAN Astros players and deliberately throw 100 mph balls at the players. No. Fuck YOU.

I repeat: I want your teams RAPED.
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2020, 01:06:01 PM »
Go to r/baseball and ctrl-f Astros.

https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/

Read the comments.

Go to twitter or facebook on any MLB related page.

Yes, the Astros have done something bad. But the circlejerk and constant conspiracy theories for MONTHS and MONTHS on social media has lit a fire in me, and by extension, the team. FUCK YOU.
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2020, 01:10:30 PM »
ok
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2020, 01:19:09 PM »
ok

ok

keep blindly hating the astros if you want, bringing up conspiracy theory after theory.

Ok
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2020, 01:22:50 PM »
purposely beaning all the astros players might make baseball interesting for once

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2020, 01:42:38 PM »
https://twitter.com/chandler_rome/status/1229408329107222528

My next hat



Fuck ALL of them. This season you will DROWN in your salty tears mixed with your own piss. And you'll cry even harder as the Astros advanced to another World Series you absolute FUCKS.

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2020, 01:45:54 PM »
 :nugenix
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2020, 01:46:54 PM »
the mindset behind trump diehards is becoming more clear by the second

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
the mindset behind trump diehards is becoming more clear by the second

On reddit people are comparing Astros fans to nazi enablers. Imagine enduring this for MONTHS.

I want them DEAD.
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:35 PM »
obnoxious hyperbole is kind of reddit's thing. can't take them seriously over there, most of the "serious" reddit sports posters are legit like 14 -16 years old.

i noticed that once i saw posts like "got this sick XYZTeam cake for my birthday" and it's a picture of a child showing it off at a family party. :lol

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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:47 PM »
purposely beaning all the astros players might make baseball interesting for once

Manfred already told reporters that his office was working on a memorandum to teams regarding pitchers intentionally hitting batters and increased punishment for doing so.  Pitchers who retaliate will be punished more severely than the cheating players themselves, great look MLB :heh

the mindset behind trump diehards is becoming more clear by the second

On reddit people are comparing Astros fans to nazi enablers. Imagine enduring this for MONTHS.

I want them DEAD.

Take the L and stop paying attention to that shit.

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2020, 01:51:50 PM »
obnoxious hyperbole is kind of reddit's thing. can't take them seriously over there, most of the "serious" reddit sports posters are legit like 14 -16 years old.

I knew you'd say this. You don't follow baseball if you think this is JUST reddit.
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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2020, 01:53:02 PM »
that is true. i don't pay attention to baseball at all. i couldn't even make it through the baseball episode of DS9 without falling asleep :doge

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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2020, 01:54:28 PM »
How is this possible :stahp

That episode is god tier :fbm
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2020, 01:55:01 PM »
purposely beaning all the astros players might make baseball interesting for once

Manfred already told reporters that his office was working on a memorandum to teams regarding pitchers intentionally hitting batters and increased punishment for doing so.  Pitchers who retaliate will be punished more severely than the cheating players themselves, great look MLB :heh

the mindset behind trump diehards is becoming more clear by the second

On reddit people are comparing Astros fans to nazi enablers. Imagine enduring this for MONTHS.

I want them DEAD.

Take the L and stop paying attention to that shit.

Nope.

Full heel now.

Kiss my ass.
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2020, 01:57:03 PM »
How is this possible :stahp

That episode is god tier :fbm
lol was just joking. vulcans playing baseball was pretty hilarious. baseball itself is just something i've never been able to get into, no matter how hard my family tried to push it on to me over the years

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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2020, 01:57:31 PM »
I'm sorry about that :fbm

You'll never know the joy of a hot summer day and girls in tight shorts wearing tight team shirts

I'm sorry
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« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2020, 01:59:17 PM »
hey ive gotten to go to a lot of cool and i guess historic stadiums over the years and ate many nachos but also spent a lot of time on my gameboy there after inning 5 or so. :lol my family really tried hard

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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2020, 01:59:30 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
hey ive gotten to go to a lot of cool and i guess historic stadiums over the years and ate many nachos but also spent a lot of time on my gameboy there after inning 5 or so. :lol my family really tried hard

I feel you. Growing up I hated football. It's so popular in Texas and I just didn't get it. I like it more now that I'm older but growing up I fucking HATED how much football was a religion here.
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Re: MLB Baseball 2020: Everyone is mad at the Astros
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2020, 02:01:43 PM »
purposely beaning all the astros players might make baseball interesting for once

Manfred already told reporters that his office was working on a memorandum to teams regarding pitchers intentionally hitting batters and increased punishment for doing so.  Pitchers who retaliate will be punished more severely than the cheating players themselves, great look MLB :heh

the mindset behind trump diehards is becoming more clear by the second

On reddit people are comparing Astros fans to nazi enablers. Imagine enduring this for MONTHS.

I want them DEAD.

Take the L and stop paying attention to that shit.

Nope.

Full heel now.

Kiss my ass.

You: Imagine enduring that for months.

Me: Stop paying attention to the shit talking you are enduring

You: No

 :idont :mindblown

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« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2020, 02:03:48 PM »
What the fuck are you talking about? Go on any Astros news, whether it's Chandler Rome's twitter, or some facebook page, and it's overran by comments shitting on the Astros and Astros fans calling us cheat lovers as if we can just suddenly drop our team.

What, you want me to stop reading Astros news too?

No. Fuck YOU.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2020, 02:04:21 PM »
Reading news comments isn't reading news.

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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2020, 02:05:18 PM »
yeah comments section will raise your blood pressure no matter what side of an issue you are on

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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2020, 02:06:13 PM »
Also it's funny how I'm supposed to turn a blind eye. Oh, it's wrong for the Astros to cheat (absolutely) but perfectly fine to railroad and treat a fanbase like dirt for simply being fans. As said on r/astros,"Yes we cheated. Yes we deserve punishment. None of that changes the fact we're being railroaded by mlb and its fandom. Two wrongs dont make it right."

Nah. 2020 you're getting FUCKED.
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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2020, 02:07:26 PM »

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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2020, 02:08:18 PM »
yeah comments section will raise your blood pressure no matter what side of an issue you are on

r/astros is currently being brigaded and almost every thread is downvoted to 0.

You cannot escape it even in your own sub. Fuck it then, if you can't escape then fuck ALL of them.

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« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2020, 02:08:45 PM »
yeah maybe you just gotta go the patriots route. win 5 more titles and...well people still won't shut up but then you'll have 6 titles

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« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2020, 02:12:39 PM »
yeah maybe you just gotta go the patriots route. win 5 more titles and...well people still won't shut up but then you'll have 6 titles

Believe me. I'm already there and have newfound kinship with Boston fans.

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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2020, 02:13:12 PM »
Online sports discussion sucks.. the second any team/fanbase can be collectively shat upon.. they'll be collectively shat upon.   One annoying fan becomes "all fans of team X", etc., etc.    About the only safe teams are shitty teams;  because no one cares.. you can just be a fan and people will feel sorry for you.

But good luck if that team gets good.

Just don't talk sports online if it bothers you.   

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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2020, 02:15:38 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2020, 02:24:49 PM »
:rejoice being a raiders fan online

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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2020, 02:25:11 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

If there's one silver lining in all of this it's that although I am an Astros fan at least i was never, ever, a fan of Twilight.
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2020, 02:25:32 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

If there's one silver lining in all of this it's that although I am an Astros fan at least i was never, ever, a fan of Twilight.

That scene is so amazing though lol


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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2020, 02:40:08 PM »
baseball players all kinda seem like wusses. they cant even have two dudes push each other without the whole bench clearing and nothing happening. hockey is super lame but at least they'll throw fists for a few minutes.