MLB GAME DAY 2015

Group Thread in baseball
yceberg324

“The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti

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yceberg324:

Bobby Bonilla is still on the Mets payroll

By Jon Bois

@jon_bois on Jul 1, 2015, 9:50a 6

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The Mets are going to be paying Bobby Bonilla until the end of time (or 2036).

In 1992, the New York Mets added Bobby Bonilla to their payroll. He was a disappointment. In 1999, they added Bonilla to their payroll again. He was a major disappointment. And in 2015, Bonilla, who will be both 47 years old and retired for a decade, is still on the Mets' payroll, and he will stay there for twenty-one more years. From the Wall Street Journal:


[...] Bobby Bonilla will remain on the franchise's payroll for 25 years, collecting an annual salary of $1,193,248.20. Those are the terms the Mets agreed to Jan. 3, 2000, when they bought out the final year of Mr. Bonilla's contract.

This arrangement has been public knowledge for a while, but now that it's resurfacing, we really need to address it. Consider this: the Mets decided that they would rather pay nearly $30 million in the future than pay $5.9 million in 2000. What's their rationale? A few possibilities:

- The Mets figured that the dollar would be worth nothing in the coming decades. Hundred-dollar bills would be used to fuel bonfires, over which Americans would heat dinners consisting of Ramen noodles and canned beans -- the new forms of currency. It's money you can eat! Neato!

- The Mets figured the world would end in 2012 anyway.

- The Mets hold an understanding of time similar to those of barnyard animals. 2011? 2025? 2034? What are these? Years? They don't believe in any element they can't measure with a yardstick or a scale, and so the concept of time means nothing to them. This could actually explain a lot.

- The Mets are planning on starting Bonilla every year as a sort of Minnie Minoso-style novelty appearance, because the fans will love it (the fans will not love it)!

There has to be a satisfying answer. Maybe they'll come up with one over at our Mets blog, Amazin' Avenue

yceberg324:

2015 World Series odds, updated

By Grant Brisbee

@mccoveychron on Jul 1, 2015, 2:12p 3

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If you bet $10 on the Phillies, and they win the World Series, you win $10,000. That seems like a good deal.

From the folks at Bovada, we have updated odds to win the 2015 World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals - 7/1
Washington Nationals - 7/1
Kansas City Royals - 8/1
Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/1
San Francisco Giants - 10/1
Pittsburgh Pirates - 14/1
Chicago Cubs - 16/1
Detroit Tigers - 16/1
Houston Astros - 16/1
Baltimore Orioles - 20/1
New York Yankees - 20/1
Toronto Blue Jays - 20/1
Los Angeles Angels - 25/1
New York Mets - 25/1
Tampa Bay Rays - 25/1
Texas Rangers - 25/1
Boston Red Sox - 28/1
Cleveland Indians - 33/1
Minnesota Twins - 33/1
San Diego Padres - 40/1
Oakland Athletics - 50/1
Seattle Mariners - 50/1
Chicago White Sox - 66/1
Atlanta Braves - 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks - 150/1
Cincinnati Reds - 150/1
Miami Marlins - 150/1
Colorado Rockies - 200/1
Milwaukee Brewers - 1000/1
Philadelphia Phillies - 1000/1

If you were wondering, the Astros were 250/1 to win the 2014 World Series and 50/1 to start this season. Moving on up.

The current favorite World Series matchup: Royals vs. Cardinals, with the Cardinals having home-field advantage because Omar Infante struck out three times with the bases loaded in the All-Star Game.

Please?

marajade

So one of my favorite shows is back for a 3rd season. Such a brilliant show!!! Apparently season 3 is the Red Dragon story arc.

First episode didn't disappoint!! Can't get enough!

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yceberg324:

Maybe it is just me, but I felt that entire episode would have worked better without Graham.

They could have shown all of the Hannibal survivors with their various recoveries and revenge plots and allowed Graham to stay on the trail with his new partner. Unless this was a flashback to before Graham and Crawford went to Europe to hunt...


cigno:
@marajade omg it's my favorite too it is very heavy and graphic but i love it and the dialogues are so poetic and deep. Not to mention that hannibal is soooo good looking lol

This is definitely one of my favorite subjects for our Blog homework! As an artist living in NYC I have some amazing friends who are so talented and have access to viewing some of the great master pieces of all times in our museums and galleries. I decided to choose a modern day artist who blows my mind daily with his insanely creative, dark illustrations...
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cicero:
This is amazing! 
ladyviolet:
Cool!

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cicero:
I've always liked Hulk ( really Bruce) 
ladyviolet:
Beautiful!

So today I was talking about cosplaying with @shev and I mentioned how complex it would be to actually do one of the armors I create in real life, so in spirit of that, I've decided to list the 6 (yeah, not 5, 6) most complex armors I've done to date in no particular order.

#1 @tristyn

My most recent completion, and pretty
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omae:
These are pretty amazing! 
lestis:
wow these are so cool ! I admire your talent!
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coralia:
Yay I can't wait to see you in San diego !!! 😘😘😘
jamescrackcorn:
I'm there!!!!! Madison's Majestic...Can't wait!!!!!
cyyn

One of my two cats (Guts and Bingley) have decided it was a good idea to pee on my gym shorts.

This was an unwarranted attack and this aggression will not stand. However, the fact everyone knows stands in my way of retaliation: Cats don't care. They are unpunishable ...

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elleadore:

Something definitely could be stressing the kitty out. Anytime I've moved into a new place my cat will either retaliate and pee on my clothes or something or once he did it frequently and I took him to the vet and the poor guy was sick and after his meds there was no more pee incidents in two years :)

bitten:

A number of things could cause it though. He could have a uti (if it keeps happening) or new litter that he doesn't like. Any kind of change from a regular routine (like moving furniture or into a new apartment) spray bottles can help if they aren't allowed on the couch or counters. If it is a uti the litter box now is a symbol of pain so he thinks not going there will help! Good luck

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brubaker

Anyone else ever hear of this term? It's where someone goes after someone else that may or may not be out of their league? I first heard of it on the news when a man in China sued his wife because he didn't think there was any way ...

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brubaker:

Just thought I'd take another gander here. This thread actually turned out to be pretty funny. Who knew such heated debate would be done over it?

omae:

Anyone that thinks it is a matter of leagues has already lost the battle. There is really no such thing. The only thing to consider is if you find them attractive and your personalities don't clash too badly. What you may consider attractive, someone else may think is obnoxious or unattractive. The only way to find out is to put yourself out there.

Hey @rambo and @missy Here's my homework:
These are some of my favorite memes:

First off: spanking AND glitter? What else could a .gif possibly need? Nothing, obviously^^

And who doesn't love a little Boromir?

Here's a quick explanation for female bodily functions:

And who can get through their day without a little Insanity Wolf?

And last, but not least, the PERFECT
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freakme:
❤♡❤~would l❤ve see gif or vid or glitter spanking!!~❤♡❤
azera:
Booty Slaps! <3

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Favorite Sushi?

Group Thread in sushi
librarygirl

So what is everyone's favorite sushi?

It is a tough call for me but at teh moment I really love spider rolls!

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alessiasnowhite:

with raw salmon :3

cheshi:

I have a hard time eating seafood.. so I've only really had California Rolls! (For some reason, crab meat is easier.) Any suggestions that I might be able to handle?
I usually soak in soya sauce. oops.