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    This is going to be an amazing implosion

    I normally like my ignorance to be harder to discover, but what the heck is "The Athletic?"
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    Obviously anyone can lose a baseball game at any time, but we couldn't be setting up better than we are now. We will throw Feole on Thursday against the #8 seed. Our entire bullpen will be fresh except for CJ, who may have to be held back because he threw over 50 pitches yesterday. If we win...
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    Wins needed for 2019 NCAA Bid

    Only chance winning out gets us at home is if we beat ECU on the way there. Otherwise, even as tourney champ, I don't see it. RPI won't be top 16 and the committee tends to see us as weaker than our RPI.
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    But gets no closer. 6-2 final. WSU and UConn Thursday afternoon. Time for Mason to take charge and put us in the semis getting two chances to win one.
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    ECU gets the tying run to the plate with 2 outs.
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    Shockers three outs away from an upset. Falling into the losers bracket is a tough climb out, even if you're the best team in the conference.
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    It's not like we're concerned whether Wally is facing lefties or righties. Huge, huge risk by Penders here where the reward does not justify it.
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    UConn and the 2019 AAC Baseball Championship Tournament

    Wow. Shocked we're going with Wurster here instead of Wally. You don't need to save Wally for tomorrow if you make sure you win today.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    It's like Donald Trump looking at facts that make him a loser and simply declaring that he won.
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    UConn @ Tulane (Thurs. 5/16 @ 7:30p ET, Fri. 5/17 @ 7:30p ET & Sat. 5/18 @ 2p ET)

    The best way to win the tourney wasn’t to make sure all arms are rested. The best way to win the tourney is to avoid ECUs side of the bracket. But Penders knows more than I
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    UConn @ Tulane (Thurs. 5/16 @ 7:30p ET, Fri. 5/17 @ 7:30p ET & Sat. 5/18 @ 2p ET)

    Polonia starting implies to me this is a bullpen game. I'd be surprised if he's committed to Wang starting the first game given we could still be in a 4 v 5 matchup. But remember -- you need up to 6 games to win a conference championship and that means six starts. Someone can certainly go 2...
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    UConn @ Tulane (Thurs. 5/16 @ 7:30p ET, Fri. 5/17 @ 7:30p ET & Sat. 5/18 @ 2p ET)

    3B is the least of my worries. They clearly thought Lucas would be stepping into SS to replace Prato. That was before a year with zero hits and 6 or 7 errors in limited time in the infield. I'd be interested to know that they haven't lost faith, and just view this as someone who pressed too...
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    RJ Cole to UConn

    It was a squad with more than enough talent to have been in the NCAA's Corny's junior and senior years. Dom Perno was not Jim Calhoun -- he did not have the ability to see the players the first few days of practice and figure out how they were going to be molded into the best team possible.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I'm sure it will end up at more than that. What's your point? I made mine.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    How utterly inconsequential and trivial does one's life have to be to sign a petition telling producers of a television show how you would like them to change it?
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    Is that implying that it only took peanuts to get Sheldrake's wife?
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    OT: Can We Please Not Do This...

    People absolutely suck.
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    Borges Scholarship Situation

    Yes. But you're not going from where we are to Top 5 in one step.
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    RJ Cole to UConn

    Same point, isn't it? If you're taking a transfer who can't play, and Diarra is retiring, then you're still down to 10 scholarship players nexxt year. If you don't care if you're good or decent, fine I guess, but it's a very risky formula to go into a season with that few players because your...
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    RJ Cole to UConn

    The flip side of all this, of course, is that we will have 11 scholarship players next year (as things stand now). If that number includes Diarra, we're dangerously close to starting the season with 10. Which puts is in all sorts of trouble the moment anyone suffers even a minor injury or...
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    So if Sansa and Tyrion end up ruling together, you will simply admit you were 180 degrees wrong and not blame it on the writers?
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    This exactly. It can't be that West will have been wrong if Sansa wins in the end. it can only be that Sansa only won because the show started sucking. (I don't believe it's sucked at all. It is clearly too crammed in in terms of the pace, and it would have benefitted from one if not two...
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    Billions

    I thought the whole fight and pre-fight scenes were great. They were predictable because, frankly, they are real. Successful people in financé and law assume they can do anything well.
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    He was. As is K. And Calipari. You can be a great coach and still cheat in recruiting. And JC certainly had to deal with accusations and rumors all the time.
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    We have four national championships in the last 21 seasons. More than anyone else. If you have to cheat to be really good, that would mean that -- at least before we started sucking the last few years -- we cheated.
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    You need EVIDENCE of Calipari's having cheated? You might need far more than that. Are you still wondering whether Mrs. Lincoln liked the play that night?
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I don't get the confusion. Macho males don't get into fights over attractive blondes that they're both sleeping with?
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    The problem with our country in a nutshell. To be President of the United States, you have to not care about what your seeking the office will do to your family and friends (unless, of course, you're doing it for financial gain). So truly good people won't go near it, leaving only those who...
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    You can take the schollie away. But then either he can keep playing and the school gives him nada or, if he takes any kind of aid from the school, he can't play. Otherwise, all big time football and basketball programs would have to do to get around scholarship limitations is to hire the kids...
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    Precious announcing this weekend? And Bill Self may or may not be a terrible human being

    Not sure that's the case after he's been a scholarship player. But I don't know that for a fact.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Drogon had a rider. The two dragons that were brought down didn't. Why is it hard to believe that a human being riding the dragon might make them a better weapon than their own intelligence and instinct? If the rider doesn't make them more effective, why would anyone ride them?
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    2019 Recruiting: Precious Achiuwa update 4/23

    You would actually judge a person -- even a little -- by how they react when you interrupt them on a phone call? Seriously. This may be why no one likes lawyers.
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    UConn v. USF @ J.O.C. (Fri. 5/10 @ *3p*, *Sat. 5/11 > Double Header Gm 1 @ 11a/Gm 2 @ 2:45*)

    I'm more concerned that we make sure we get up to at least 3rd so as to avoid ECU until at least the final of the conference tournament.
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    UConn v. USF @ J.O.C. (Fri. 5/10 @ *3p*, *Sat. 5/11 > Double Header Gm 1 @ 11a/Gm 2 @ 2:45*)

    Stop it. There's nothing magic about being 12-12 rather than 11-13. It's just one more win in your overall resume. We're not so close to the edge where one less win should matter.

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