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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    My wife and I are stocked up on food for the month, and we both more or less get to work from home because of this.

    Lots of netflix and board games, I presume. Maybe record some music.

    I think I might start really trying to learn Spanish.

    I have this thing where I memorize stuff when I’m bored, too. It started when I got grounded in high school. I memorized Pi 30 places over and all the WS champions and US presidents in order. They’re good party tricks for, you know, when we have parties again.
    "In our sundown perambulations of late through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base,' a certain game of ball. We wish such sights were more common among us...The game of ball is glorious..." -Walt Whitman, 1846

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    More golf and nature photography

    Note I did not say naturist photography but I would give it a try!


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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    I wonder if there will be a baby boom in 9 months akin to the NYC blackout in the 70s

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    Golf. Lots of golf. I'm retired.
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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    All of the Reds post season games from 1990 except for game two of the NLCS are on YouTube. Also I think the entire 1975 and 76 World Series are on YT. Plenty of other post season games from the past too.

    Also lots of other regular season games. Just pick a random game. That can be fun just seeing what you will get.

    As WOY said there are plenty of radio broadcast of past games.

    I hope I have time now to read more at home. I am reading my way through US history by following the line of the Presidents. I am now into the Civil War. I'll be on that one a while.
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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Should we plan a week of coordinated rewatching the 75 and 76 games at set hours and do game threads?

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Should we plan a week of coordinated rewatching the 75 and 76 games at set hours and do game threads?
    I can only imagine the reaction after Games 1 and 7.
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    Chip is right

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioRiverBarge View Post
    My wife and I are stocked up on food for the month, and we both more or less get to work from home because of this.

    Lots of netflix and board games, I presume. Maybe record some music.

    I think I might start really trying to learn Spanish.

    I have this thing where I memorize stuff when Iím bored, too. It started when I got grounded in high school. I memorized Pi 30 places over and all the WS champions and US presidents in order. Theyíre good party tricks for, you know, when we have parties again.
    In sixth grade I recited all the World Series winners for my class, now I have coworkers who randomly ask me to do certain years and other highlights from said year, I tend to do better on 20th century ones

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I'm a baseball book collector, probably have at least 300 books...
    Do you have a top 5?

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Anyone have other book recommendations?

    If anyone really likes old-time baseball, literature, and King Arthur, The Natural is phenomenal.

    I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson is also really good, but for a different reason.

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokee View Post
    Do you have a top 5?
    Depends on what route, Bios, teams, specific seasons, etc

    Here are 5 great reads that cover a lot of the games history and nuances, aside from Bill James's Historical Abstract

    Diamonds in the Rough (The untold history of baseball) - Joel Zoss and John Bowman
    The Diamond Appraised - Tom House and Craig Wright
    The Thinking Man's Guide to Baseball - Leonard Koppett
    Nine Innings - Daniel Okrent
    Dollar Sign on the Muscle - Kevin Kerrane

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Depends on what route, Bios, teams, specific seasons, etc

    Here are 5 great reads that cover a lot of the games history and nuances, aside from Bill James's Historical Abstract

    Diamonds in the Rough (The untold history of baseball) - Joel Zoss and John Bowman
    The Diamond Appraised - Tom House and Craig Wright
    The Thinking Man's Guide to Baseball - Leonard Koppett
    Nine Innings - Daniel Okrent
    Dollar Sign on the Muscle - Kevin Kerrane
    Anyone read that MVP Machine (I think that's the title) with stuff on Trevor Bauer? Worth buying?

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Season 3 of Ozark - March 27th Netflix

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I wonder if there will be a baby boom in 9 months akin to the NYC blackout in the 70s
    Other thought was whether this will prove a make or break period for relationships:
    ex. Two people suddenly stuck together nonstop for two weeks- either great or not or "I can't believe he wouldn't self isolate with me- I don't think he will ever commit", disagreements over what to do now that there are no sports on television.

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    Re: Soooo no baseball eh?

    Iím going to walk a lot.

    Iím not going to see many people. We just got word that we are WFH for at least the next 3 weeks. My guess it that itís longer. My wife is a school admin and she is supposed to still go in. So Iíve moved my office monitors and docking station home. My group plans on having daily virtual stand ups to stay in touch. Lots of Skype meetings. No video though so I wonít have to wear pants.
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