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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1050 on: April 27, 2021, 09:17:02 am »
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The vast majority of Black smokers — 85 percent — use menthol

That's racism, right there!
I know I'm kinda waiting for Faux and GQP to get up in arms about how the Dems are targeting Blacks with racist policies
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1051 on: May 03, 2021, 04:42:25 pm »
Bill and Melinda Gates’ marriage

Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1052 on: May 03, 2021, 05:27:40 pm »
Bill and Melinda Gates’ marriage
Oh snap that’ll be a big settlement
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1053 on: May 03, 2021, 11:56:59 pm »
That band name with Melissa and MacKenzie, is just out there, waiting.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1054 on: May 06, 2021, 02:11:17 pm »
Albert Pujols.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1055 on: May 06, 2021, 02:15:39 pm »
Albert Pujols.

I admittedly thought he retired a long time ago.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1056 on: May 06, 2021, 02:18:43 pm »
Albert Pujols.
Maybe Miguel Cabrera could retire and keep him company.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1057 on: May 06, 2021, 02:25:30 pm »
Albert Pujols.

I admittedly thought he retired a long time ago.

I have to imagine that for a player of his stature, he was given that option, multiple times, but chose not to.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1058 on: May 06, 2021, 02:27:54 pm »
Maybe Miguel Cabrera could retire and keep him company.

Zero chance with 2.5 years left on his deal, despite his .098 batting avg. 
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1059 on: May 06, 2021, 02:40:53 pm »
what is in the water in the Dominican Republic?  Crazy how many greats have come from such a tiny island nation
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1060 on: May 06, 2021, 03:59:27 pm »
what is in the water in the Dominican Republic?  Crazy how many greats have come from such a tiny island nation

same reason so many great soccer players come from the brazilian favelas: desperation.  it's one of the only ways out.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1061 on: May 06, 2021, 04:26:02 pm »
Brazil - 200 mil pop and massive soccer orgs
DR - 10 Mil  I gotta assume there so really good farm system there, but not like they have an MLS or something comparable...or maybe they do

I mean why aren't poor Haitians good a Baseball too?...it's the same island and they are even worse off
this is pathetic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Haitian_baseball_players
(one of the 3 is a football player)

I know it has a little to do with Cuba as that was a breading ground for baseball teams in thee 50s, and those coaches moved to the DR

It's like Jamaicans and music, small country with a massive contribution to the musical cannon (yes there is a British conoly thing there)
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1062 on: May 06, 2021, 04:42:50 pm »
I mean why aren't poor Haitians good a Baseball too?...it's the same island and they are even worse off

baseball isn't part of haitian culture. they've been playing baseball in the DR for ~150 years, they have leagues, baseball academies, etc.  similar reason why a plurality of hockey players come from canada (~43% of the NHL), despite being a tenth the size of the US (~27%).

there is also a momentum thing.  once a type of athlete becomes a successful export, domestic resources will align to produce more of that export.
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1063 on: May 07, 2021, 07:50:11 am »
I mean why aren't poor Haitians good a Baseball too?...it's the same island and they are even worse off

baseball isn't part of haitian culture. they've been playing baseball in the DR for ~150 years, they have leagues, baseball academies, etc.  similar reason why a plurality of hockey players come from canada (~43% of the NHL), despite being a tenth the size of the US (~27%).

there is also a momentum thing.  once a type of athlete becomes a successful export, domestic resources will align to produce more of that export.

same could be said for Scotland and musicians :p
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1064 on: May 07, 2021, 10:20:27 am »
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