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    Which conference should define Tech next 20 yrs?

    I'm not sure how much you know about Rutgers' football history but they've been a punching bag for the last 40 years outside of that pre Big 10 stretch. It's the greatest stretch of success in the school's modern history and it happened in a diminished Big East and AAC. Given the state of the...
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    Which conference should define Tech next 20 yrs?

    It depends on what you mean by success. Before they joined the Big 10 Rutgers' athletics were a complete disaster. Not just football but the entire department. This was reflected in the way their teams were for the most part absolutely crushed by other Big 10 teams. Once they started getting...
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    2021 ACC Coach Rankings

    It's honestly comical at this point. Very entertaining to watch.
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    2021 MLB Draft

    Davis signs for $6.5 million so the Pirates have $2 million to spread around to guys like Chandler
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    2021 MLB Draft

    It's not that outrageous. Say Davis signs for $6 million. You take that $2.4 million add it to the $878,000. Add in the savings from some senior signings that you can pay like $10,000 and you're right there.
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    2021 MLB Draft

    The slot values are not hard numbers. A player can sign for more or less then the slot value of their pick. What matters is the team's entire pool and whether they go over it. Teams can split it up however they want. It's possible the Pirates took Davis 1st overall because he agreed to sign...
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    COVID at CWS

    Ugh. The constantly aggrieved covid truthers have invaded the baseball forum. 🤢
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    NCAA Baseball Tournament

    That's what happens when you take a sport filled with randomness and boil it down to a handful of games. Tournament baseball is super fun but the results are not typically indicative of who the best overall team is.
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    NCAA Baseball Tournament

    It really does suck. 4 out of the last 5 times we've haven't hosted we've gone to #1 seed's regional twice (Florida both times), the #2 seed once, and now the #4 seed (both Vanderbilt). Has definitely played a role in our tournament struggles. It's harder to upset the host when the host is a...
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    Nashville Regional - Vandy, Ga Tech, Indiana St, Presbyterian

    This is going to be the popular narrative but that's overly simplistic. It was a combination of things as it always is. Grissom wasn't great. He wasn't missing any bats and gave up too many free base runners and the offense struck out 15 times and only had 7 baserunners in 9 innings. A bunch...
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    ACC Tournament 2021

    Maddux being a soft tosser his whole career is apocryphal nonsense. He threw in the low 90s in the prime of his career.
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    ACC Tournament 2021

    Sorry to tell you and the other guys this but Varitek was first eligible for the hall of fame in 2016. He got 2 votes or 0.5% of the total number of electors. You need 70% to get in and 5% to stay on the ballot for another year. So he had his shot and didn't make it. Rightfully so imo. He had...
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    ACC Tournament 2021

    Keep in mind that part of the reason that game isn't important for us is because the team had a strong regular season. If we were on the NCAA bubble we would absolutely be treating this game differently. For Clemson that game was very important. The team "earned" that game's irrelevance.
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    GT vs UNC; I'll take the Coastal for $500 Alex

    Did I miss something that would have prompted something like that to happen?
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    Clemson Tigers Series...Neuter the Tigers!

    I don't think it's that strange. Semester just finished and he thinks he has the talent to be a starting catcher somewhere. He's probably right and if he stays he's never going to get the bulk of playing time over Parada and we have a lot of 1B and DH options already.
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