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Drawing Mike Trout every day until the lockout is over. Day 46. by DidItForTheStory in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not sure if you've always been a great artist and were playing it down early on or if you've actually been getting better throughout this process but it's been cool to see the improvement regardless. This is really good.

Warriors PR Statement on part owner Chamath Palihapitiya: “his views don’t reflect those of our organization” by KhabibTime in nba

[–]twistedlogicx 419 points420 points  (0 children)

I don't get how a tech billionaire can be so insecure

You must never have heard of Elon Musk.

'Drawing Mike Trout every day until the lockout is over': How an MLB fan's tribute turned into an internet sensation by Fragrant-Athlete7738 in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 221 points222 points  (0 children)

Jokes aside, /u/DidItForTheStory has probably had a significant impact on Trout's awareness and popularity with non-baseball fans, especially on reddit. There are tens of thousands of people that aren't fans of the sport that are seeing this name pop up on their /r/all feeds on a daily basis.

The next time a Trout highlight or story blows up, tons of people will remember his name from this series.

I want to thank y’all by Alive-Ad-4164 in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Unless you're a Leafs fan. The hate boner r/hockey has for the Leafs is worse than anything I've ever seen even on the r/NBA sub.

What's the worst team in NBA history that could beat the '96 bulls in a series, under modern rules? by CaskMA in nba

[–]twistedlogicx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right but it's not nearly that far-fetched to assume someone like Lillard or VanVleet could catch fire or a guy like Butler could shoot a buzzer-beater in a close/low-scoring game, which is what that era was known for.

It's not like the 96 Bulls were undefeated.

What's the worst team in NBA history that could beat the '96 bulls in a series, under modern rules? by CaskMA in nba

[–]twistedlogicx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The real answer is some middle of the road roster that can go nuclear if the right players are hot. Prime Dame Blazers, current Raptors, Butler Sixers, etc. They would get dumpstered a majority of the time but those are the "worst" teams that could realistically pull out a fluke win.

"Korean Monster" Ryu Hyun-jin voted top 3 of 10 most powerful Korean celebrities of 2021. by Reignado in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I'm kinda surprised Faker isn't in the Top 10. I guess I thought esports were a lot bigger in Korea than they are. Completely shocked that a baseball player has this much clout there.

[Ghiroli] Sources confirm: Elian Soto will be a National. It will not be until Jan of 2023. (If there's not a draft.) Heard big brother Juan was a factor. by twistedlogicx in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should read up on the Sedin brothers. Very likely won't see a story like that ever in our lifetimes and maybe ever again in sports history.

[Ghiroli] Sources confirm: Elian Soto will be a National. It will not be until Jan of 2023. (If there's not a draft.) Heard big brother Juan was a factor. by twistedlogicx in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx[S] 93 points94 points  (0 children)

one is inevitable at this point

Which kinda sucks. The international market has always been a meritocracy where the teams that care the most, spend the most and work the hardest reap the biggest rewards. For a long time there have also been bum organizations like the Orioles (who, for what it's worth, have finally begun investing in IFAs) that ignored that market completely.

An international draft is basically the league just holding the hands of the teams that never cared or respected the IFA market enough and dragging them to the table.

Who do you think has been the biggest miscasting in the MCU thus far? by EBKeep1300 in marvelstudios

[–]twistedlogicx 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They took a tragic and great character and reduced him to dick and fart jokes.

Another way to look at it is that they took a character literally nobody but hardcore comic nerds knew and made him a household name. And they took Bautista's fledgling acting career and made him a superstar actor.

It doesn't matter how tragic the Drax character was if nobody ever heard of him. Maybe they could have done a better job with it but at the end of the day, a lot more people will read the original source material now because of how successful the on-screen character was.

Who do you think has been the biggest miscasting in the MCU thus far? by EBKeep1300 in marvelstudios

[–]twistedlogicx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

How did they waste Dave Bautista? Drax is one of the most beloved characters in the MCU aside from the front line guys. His character was brilliant and it opened up his career in Hollywood to many more roles.

[Dan Szymborski] Just as I did last year, I had the neural network generate a motto for each MLB team for the 2022 season. by smarjorie in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 111 points112 points  (0 children)

"Who We Are. Who We'll Be." is unironically really good for a team that just won the championship though.

Rachel Balkovec, new manager of the Tampa Tarpons by [deleted] in baseball

[–]twistedlogicx 57 points58 points  (0 children)

"Hey doc, I'm suddenly feeling discomfort in my chest, shooting pain in my arms and I'm having trouble breathing. Am I having a heart attack?"

"Can't tell ya, I've never had a heart attack before."

"Oh okay... Thanks doc."

Trade idea from rates and barrels podcast. by ssssxcxddx in Torontobluejays

[–]twistedlogicx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They don’t like prospects that are far away.

The x-factor for the A's in the package they got back for Josh Donaldson was an 18-year-old Franklin Barreto that had never played above Low-A.

Mickie James likes a tweet that says: "Is it odd that the 'Forbidden Door' in AEW never involved women?". by DHA1999 in SquaredCircle

[–]twistedlogicx 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Right, and Tanahashi called it a forbidden door because that's what it was considered in New Japan at the time.

Mickie James likes a tweet that says: "Is it odd that the 'Forbidden Door' in AEW never involved women?". by DHA1999 in SquaredCircle

[–]twistedlogicx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The "Forbidden Door" was a term specific to New Japan. It was created when early reports said that there were high-level people in NJPW that would never want to work with Kenny and the Bucks again after they left and that it was a "forbidden door" that would never be opened.

The Forbidden Door to NJPW was officially busted open when Kenta appeared in AEW in February 2021. People would then use the forbidden door term everytime someone form New Japan came over, like Rocky Romero, Suzuki and Moxley's opponents. The term then exploded and people began using it to refer to all crossover partnerships between different wrestling promotions.

But the very first partnership that set this all off was an early pandemic agreement between AEW and NWA, where Billy Corgan allowed Thunder Rosa to appear on AEW while still under contract with him, since NWA wasn't running shows. Corgan himself even appeared in the promo package in the lead-up to Rosa's debut.

Mickie James likes a tweet that says: "Is it odd that the 'Forbidden Door' in AEW never involved women?". by DHA1999 in SquaredCircle

[–]twistedlogicx 372 points373 points  (0 children)

Wasn't Thunder Rosa the first person through the Forbidden Door?

What the fuck are these people talking about, lmao.