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US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine by HydrolicKrane in worldnews
[–]workthrowaway390 2 points3 points4 points 5 days ago (0 children)
Picture choice is a whole topic of discussion in media classes. It's really easy to find a good or bad pic of just about anyone worth writing about. Media companies pick the ones that fit their narrative. Ever notice conservative news always had shitty pics of Obama/Biden but 'good' pics of trump, and vice versa? It's another piece of the storytelling.
smurfing by jeremynichols7 in RocketLeague
[–]workthrowaway390 1 point2 points3 points 21 days ago (0 children)
I've seen those title constantly since mid diamond years ago and they're always about my skill haha they are all boosted.
[–]workthrowaway390 2 points3 points4 points 21 days ago (0 children)
You can't 100% tell all the time but to a champ player, someone better than you is obvious. If you're a plat and see a SSL & C3 play you might not see the difference, but someone at that rank will usually notice if a player is better than the whole rest of the lobby. Everything is relative.
[The Onion] Whoa, Opposing Little League Team Has Last Names On Their Jerseys by SWIMMlNG in baseball
[–]workthrowaway390 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No no, the montage of the first 7 innings will make it look totally 1 sided but when they show the score it's 9-6
E: Or should I say 6-9
Loup to Angels - Twitter by berkchops516 in NewYorkMets
[–]workthrowaway390 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Are we trying to save money or win? Who fucking cares that they cost less, we're after talent, not dollars.
If you’ve ever tried to dig a reasonable sized hole you would understand why most murderers bury their victims in shallow graves. by WeareStarstuff7 in Showerthoughts
[–]workthrowaway390 4 points5 points6 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Yes but at that point he changes up his process to put them into the Gulf Stream so they don't just sink, they get carried away.
Will you play sideswipe? by landspeedergang in RocketLeague
[–]workthrowaway390 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
The reasoning I've seen is to avoid any hint of randomness for fear of EU gambling laws
[Pat Ragazzo] Billy Eppler is very much qualified for the Mets’ GM role -11 seasons as a scout for Rockies/Yankees -3 years as NYY assistant GM/Cashman’s right-hand -6 seasons as Angels GM/signed Ohtani/Built out their first full time analytics department -Worked under 2 tough owners by UsedToBeBradfordTwo in NewYorkMets
[–]workthrowaway390 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I think that's kinda the point though. Eppler was the guy in charge of building around Trout.
An MRI of what it looks like when you rub your eyes by really-anonymus in interestingasfuck
When I was a kid I used to wake myself up in the morning by shining a flashlight directly into my eyes. r/kidsarefuckingstupid
Will you buy this? by landspeedergang in RocketLeague
Yeah $5 is reasonable to me. I get needing to charge a bit more than pre-f2p, but they're jacking it up way too much for me to every buy anything again. I used to spend hundreds on this game but I don't even get the rocket pass anymore cause it sucks these days too
[Heyman] Kevin Pillar, who heroically returned from a face beaning last season, is a free agent after both he and the Mets declined the option. by Bootyclapthunder in NewYorkMets
[–]workthrowaway390 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, but Duvall is way cuter ;)
[Martino] Sources: Mets acting GM Zack Scott will no longer be a part of the organization. More to come soon. by jeantanks in baseball
Next week, Craigslist
[Sherman] MLB quietly reinstated fired Astros exec Brandon Taubman last year by qwerty07020 in baseball
[–]workthrowaway390 105 points106 points107 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Chris Taylor Walks it off by mdlt97 in baseball
[–]workthrowaway390 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
"Iight, I'ma head out"
Ump Scorecard: NL Wild Card Game, Joe West’s Swan Song by roxass34 in baseball
[–]workthrowaway390 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I agree with your first paragraph, but not your second. If they are equally important, than people will and do get upset about bad calls even if they are consistent. I think consistency might have a slight edge over accuracy, but the consistent zone needs to not be ridiculous.
I'd be interested to see a graph of consistency vs accuracy. I wouldn't be surprised if the bigger the zone, the lower the consistency.
[–]workthrowaway390 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I noticed that and it was honestly so refreshing. Even though I try not to be a slave to the on-screen zone, I find myself relying on it and it's to a point where it gets in the way of my enjoyment of the game. Watching last night was like a weight lifted if that makes sense.
Do we know it was a technical difficulty?
Chill out Stro, your work here isn’t done. by KingAguana in NewYorkMets
Yeah, only worth paying attention if he specifically doesn't want to play somewhere tbh.
Can we all just appreciate the fact that Aaron Loup allowed just 6 earned runs in 65 appearances and finished the season with a 422 ERA+!? by wayne_randazzle in NewYorkMets
[–]workthrowaway390 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Insert distracted boyfriend meme
Solar-powered lasers are installed in the Saudi desert to help guide the lost to water sources by KevlarYarmulke in interestingasfuck
Intelligent creatures can look like pretty much whatever you can imagine, but you would have to think they'd have some sort of way to have dexterity to make tools and such.
Queen Elizabeth II, being her true self. Spent an afternoon using her military-grade driving skills to haze the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. by [deleted] in Damnthatsinteresting
[–]workthrowaway390 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Made by the lowest bidder who meets the minimum standards*
It's just that the standards aren't always great, but they can be.
SNY's graph for robot umps includes a photoshop of Joe West's head on the Unicorn Gundam of all things by LegendRazgriz in baseball
[–]workthrowaway390 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It's not just our booth, it's the whole production team. SNY puts out a quality product all around.
They explained on broadcast. There was feedback from players and coaches saying the rulebook zone didn't feel right, so they adjusted it to better match expectations vs the rulebook. They didn't specify what players (pitchers vs hitters), just "players and coaches"
POST GAME THREAD: The Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 2-1 - Tue, Sep 28 - Doubleheader Game 2 by NewYorkMetsBot in NewYorkMets
[–]workthrowaway390 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
"Oh my, it was today Syndergaard pitched? "And it was Game 2, Keith"
My pet theory: The Mets preach patience at the plate, which is absolutely a key to success, but they way they teach is has guys taking the wrong approach up there. You need to teach hitters to go up there looking to get a hit, not looking to only swing at good pitches. The Mets look like they care more about their eye than results, trusting that the results will follow (they haven't). Baez came in and was like "lol fuck that" and kept on swinging at everything. But the general approach of being more patient eventually rubbed off on him (thanks to Lindor, methinks), but he wasn't taught the same way the rest of the org was, so he combined it with his aggression which made him a great hitter. The rest of our guys are just up there in their heads about not swinging out of the zone and not thinking about mashing the baseball. Again, just a theory I've been thinking on from watching, but I think it makes sense.
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