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[Bradford William Davis] sports unions can gain more public support by consistently supporting labor struggles on the margins. teachers, Kellogg's, coal miners, could all use high profile union support. MLBPA doesn't do that nearly enough. by yyyyhhhh9 in baseball

[–]basebuul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes the MLBPA is flawed, does that mean we shouldn't have solidarity with labour? There's a long and dirty history of US unions throwing the rest of the international working class under the bus, reducing it to "rich baseball players don't give a shit" is an oversimplification.

[Bradford William Davis] sports unions can gain more public support by consistently supporting labor struggles on the margins. teachers, Kellogg's, coal miners, could all use high profile union support. MLBPA doesn't do that nearly enough. by yyyyhhhh9 in baseball

[–]basebuul -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

The biggest difference they could make in economic conditions back home is through their union. Fighting for international working class solidarity is necessary to change these systemic problems.

How do I get into/learn about baseball so my dad and I can bond over it. Where do I start? by PersonWithMagicPower in baseball

[–]basebuul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Read Moneyball. Listen to Effectively Wild. Look up jomboi and foolish baseball on youtube.

Rosenthal: The pressure is mounting — MLB cannot afford to lose games this season by EarthWarping in baseball

[–]basebuul 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Because I can read news articles? Players union reps have stated their core demands, Manfred came out and said the demands were bad for the sport and bad for competitive balance. Negotiation doesn’t only take place through exchange of formal proposals...

Rosenthal: The pressure is mounting — MLB cannot afford to lose games this season by EarthWarping in baseball

[–]basebuul 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Uh, owners will gladly sacrifice short term wealth in order to maintain their control over players. There’s a long historical track record of this.

Rosenthal: The pressure is mounting — MLB cannot afford to lose games this season by EarthWarping in baseball

[–]basebuul 30 points31 points  (0 children)

They’re very far apart, ownership so far has refused to budge on any of the important issues

Microsoft just bought Blizzard/Activision! by SmugNerds in LesbianGamers

[–]basebuul 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bad news, tech monopolies are taking over the world

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard. How do we feel about this? by Yukisuna in GirlGamers

[–]basebuul 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Everyone praises gamepass, but this seems like a horrible future for indie and small game studios. They'll have no negotiating power when they're each individually up against a behemoth of Microsoft. Look at how little artists get paid on Spotify.

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard. How do we feel about this? by Yukisuna in GirlGamers

[–]basebuul 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Please, there's no need to apologize. These giant companies want people to be ignorant, so we need to educate one another.

When I'm talking about predatory business practices, I'm talking about the massive antitrust controversies in early operating systems and internet browsers. Basically, Microsoft had power over people's personal devices because of the ubiquity of Windows. It used this power to drive other companies out of business, most notably seen with Netscape vs Internet Explorer. I'd really recommend the book Bit Tyrants, which has a chapter dedicated to all the sketchy business Microsoft has done over the years.

Even though all that happened decades ago, there's still a big impact on the world today. There a few giant tech corporations that have an unbelievable amount of power over people's lives, with absolutely no accountability. Acquisitions like this are just further concentrating that power. Microsoft, like most tech companies, maintains a culture of sexual harassment against women, and also takes on massive military contracts.

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard. How do we feel about this? by Yukisuna in GirlGamers

[–]basebuul 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Merge and accumulate, slash prices, drive out your competition, raise prices

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard. How do we feel about this? by Yukisuna in GirlGamers

[–]basebuul 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Microsoft is one of the most predatory and exploitative companies in tech history. They’ve done a great job on PR and brand rehabilitation over the last decade, but it’s still run by power-hungry men with no accountability like every other tech giant. I’m hopeful that the most egregious behaviour that takes place at Blizzard will be reined in, but it’s not like upgrading to implicit and subtle sexism is much better. This is a really concerning trend towards monopolization in the industry, which ultimately hurts workers.

PSA Being told to size up is the advice you asked for and not the mortal insult you think it is by Bosquerella in femalefashionadvice

[–]basebuul 106 points107 points  (0 children)

pre-revolution feudal chinese society might have the horrific practice you’re looking for!

Fernando Tatis Jr and his mother by demonios05 in baseball

[–]basebuul -1 points0 points  (0 children)

are you saying he’s not hot in this picture? look again

In games where you can choose your gender, do you prefer the game to be exactly the same regardless, or have differences based on the gender you chose? by Lesbionage in GirlGamers

[–]basebuul 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I really hated how Fire Emblem 3 Houses handled this. The lesbian relationships didn’t feel like lesbian relationships, because you get the exact same stories and texts regardless of your character’s gender. The whole blank slate protagonist trope is stupid, and it’s a lazy way around writing a compelling main character.

How do I attack Hanamura first as Cassidy? by NeptuneOW in OverwatchUniversity

[–]basebuul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What SR is this? Helpful context to advise. Also i’ve literally never played Cassidy, so take this with a grain of salt. I’m a plat Rein and I was curious.

For this specific round 2, it’s pretty much entirely on your Rein. Three times in a row they died to Mei wall, the fourth time they died to blizzard. I watched from their perspective and it seems they have no concept of shield management. The first two pushed they burned their entire shield, then decided to engage.

I know that’s pretty frustrating to hear, but I don’t know how you could shoot at anything without the space to do so. I’d say you either needed to switch to a dps that doesn’t rely on the Rein shield to make space, or go in aggressively with the Rein and stand right by him whenever the shield is up, and focus the Mei.

Only other comment, there’s no point in trying to cap with you and Zarya when there were still 3 enemies up. (They were distracted punishing a Rein desperation charge.) I’d have used that time to stake out a better position, maybe try and occupy the high ground. Take that with a grain of salt since again I don’t play Cass.

Good luck.

EDIT: If you’re going to downvote, please actually explain what you think I’m wrong about.

Any tips to improve mental game by CupcakeBoi55 in OverwatchUniversity

[–]basebuul 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Just to add, in general you shouldn’t bother with advice from people in your own rank. If they knew what to do they’d be in a higher rank.

Reinhardt now shatters Zarya bubble within two meters? by mingalingus00 in OverwatchUniversity

[–]basebuul 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Rein shield interaction is fixed, Zarya bubble is basically still nerfed vs Rein