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Duquesne Frog

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  1. "Effusive" was a bit of an understatement ...
  2. And in Baseball America's projections, we're a 2-seed in Fayetteville ... Other conference mates: Texas, 2-seed in College Station OU, 3-seed in Nashville (meaning that Vandy is a host) Tceh, hosting Baylor, 2-seed in Baton Rouge WVU, 2-seed in Raleigh Okie Lite, 2-seed in Corvallis https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/projected-field-of-64-41719/ Also of note, BA has UTA in among the first 8 out of the tournament. A little surprising, that.
  3. Sure. I'd frankly be shocked if they sent Texas that far away from home, especially as a 2-seed. I think they'd be far more likely to send a smaller fan base away if there weren't enough regionals in the southwest to host them all.
  4. In their latest projections, D1baseball has TCU as a 3-seed in Fayetteville ... Other Big XII-II teams: Okie Lite , 2-seed in College Station Baylor, 2-seed in Baton Rouge OU, 3-seed in Lewuhvul WVU, hosting (really?) Tceh, hosting Texas, 2-seed in Corvallis https://d1baseball.com/projections/college-baseball-projected-field-of-64-april-17/
  5. It is completely reasonable to expect occasional hitting funks and occasional bad outings from pitchers, even on "championship level" teams. We have evidence this team can hit. They've scored 6 or more runs in 21 of 35 games the season. They've gotten double-digit hits in 20 games. They are going though a funk. We have seen very little evidence that this team can pitch, outside of Lodolo (and maybe King and Perez). There is no funk ... this is what the team has to work with. And when a team can't pitch, it is going to lose games during hitting funks.
  6. Jared, there is no reason to get vulgar ...
  7. Stay hard, Notre Dame ... (the Cathedral in Paris, not the University in South Bend, Indiana)
  8. The extended dragon scene was the one part I could have done without, or at least less of. It was a little too Neverending Story for me ...
  9. Solid first episode, although surprisingly short. When they announced the first three episodes would be an hour with the last 3 between 80-90 minutes, I expected the episodes to be a FULL hour, not 50 minutes once credits and extras are pulled out. Definitely ready for some shit to go down in the next two episodes. As to your theory PD, I think it's probably a good one ... I've seen it in other places. Another is that
  10. Really needed a sweep from that series. Seton Hall is not a good program.
  11. That cat has a sensitive perception of evil ...
  12. I don't know how a Beastie Boys fan such as yourself doesn't know Sadaharu Oh ...
  13. I'm a fan of transparency and exposing powerful people and organizations who cover up wrongdoing. That said, when you are blatantly partisan about the people and causes harmed by the information you publish, partisan about which governments you seek to expose and those you don't, use the threat of undisclosed information to put diplomatic pressure on the country harboring you, and are willing to help aid the propaganda campaign of a closed, despotic, opaque regime against another nation that may not be as open and transparent as it should be but is still a far sight more so than the former ... I lose quite a bit of sympathy for your cause. Where are the Wikileaks document troves on China and Russia? Maybe they exist ... it's not like I spend a lot of time browsing the site ... but I'd think our government would want to shine a light on any such exposures to put pressure on adversaries if it existed ... and I'm guessing that both countries probably have some pretty awful skeletons in their closets. I don't hear much about secret Chinese and Russian documents exposing those governments for their atrocities, but maybe that's because the American media only report on the American stuff. It seems Assange isn't as interested in transparency as he is in making political statements and exposing people he doesn't like. Which, in my mind, doesn't put him on a much higher moral plane than the people he is exposing. I don't really think he's the "left's" hero, at least not the "establishment" or "statist" (as Rothbardian would put it) left, especially given that much of his recent effort has been in opposition to Hillary and most of his time in the Ecuadorian embassy was in hiding from the Obama DOJ who he knew would get him extradited the moment he stepped foot in greater London. Biden, for instance, called him a terrorist, way back before Assange made a point of going after the Democratic candidate for president. As Rothbardian notes above, the stuff on Wikileaks about our involvement in Yemen does not paint a rosy picture of Obama. And certain Trumpian elements on the right are quite fond of him, like Hannity, and the Russians are big fans, and I don't think anyone is accusing them of being a leftist government. I think he's a hero for anti-establishment/populist/libertarian people on both sides of the political spectrum.
  14. More specifically, a bad 5 minutes where the Frogs seemingly forget what sport they are playing ...
  15. It does seem like if your host is the only thing keeping you from numerous powerful western governments waiting outside your door to throw you in jail for a long time, you might want to be a little more deferential to your host ...
  16. Stay hard, Julian Assange's relative freedom ... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/world/europe/julian-assange-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy.html President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, who became the country’s president in 2017, had looked for a face-saving way to get out of the arrangement. On Thursday in a Twitter post, he said that his country had decided to stop sheltering Mr. Assange after “his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols,” a decision that cleared the way for the British authorities to detain him. The relationship between Mr. Assange and Ecuador has been rocky, even as it offered him refuge and even citizenship, and WikiLeaks said last Friday that Ecuador “already has an agreement with the U.K. for his arrest” and predicted that Mr. Assange would be expelled from the embassy “within ‘hours to days.’” Mr. Moreno, in a video statement, said that Mr. Assange had exhausted the patience of his hosts, outlining of litany of grievances: the installation of electronic interference equipment, the blocking of security cameras, and attacks on guards. “Finally two days ago, WikiLeaks, the organization of Mr. Assange, threatened the government of Ecuador,” Mr. Moreno said, an apparent reference to allegations from the organization that Mr. Assange had been subject to a spying operation. “My government has nothing to fear and doesn’t act under threat.”
  17. Looking at the Big XII-II numbers (which doesinclude last night's games), I guess our pitching doesn't stand out as poorly as it feels like it has been. We are middlish-of-the-pack in ERA, WHIP: Earned Run Average (300 ranked) Oklahoma Baylor West Virginia Texas Oklahoma St. Texas Tech TCU Kansas Kansas St. 15 18 31 50 85 89 91 162 209 3.11 3.25 3.46 3.81 4.15 4.22 4.23 5.02 5.63 WHIP (300 ranked) Oklahoma Baylor West Virginia Texas Texas Tech Oklahoma St. TCU Kansas Kansas St. 28 31 34 64 102 117 120 171 178 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.36 1.43 1.46 1.46 1.55 1.56 and toward the top in K/9 and K/BB: Strikeouts Per Nine Innings (300 ranked) West Virginia TCU Baylor Kansas St. Oklahoma Oklahoma St. Texas Tech Texas Kansas 26 40 51 62 74 85 113 127 162 9.7 9.5 9.3 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.5 8.4 8.1 Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (300 ranked) Oklahoma TCU West Virginia Texas Tech Kansas St. Baylor Texas Oklahoma St. Kansas 46 69 88 123 125 128 137 149 179 2.49 2.25 2.14 1.99 1.98 1.97 1.93 1.86 1.76 Given that we are toward the top of the conference in most of the offensive numbers, I guess we can weather some mediocre pitching.
  18. Then we turned around in the bottom half and gave up a 3-spot to fall behind 6-4. Janczak only went 2, gave up 2 runs, struck out 2. No immediate sign of pitching relief ...
  19. Well @gofrogs152, hope you are enjoying what must be insufferable gloating from Troll this morning. Leaping from 4th place to total victory over the weekend.
  20. UCLA swings and misses again. Kinda want them to close the deal on somebody just so they don't get desperate and decide to circle back with a bigger wallet ... Tennessee coach Rick Barnes turns down UCLA offer, gets new deal with Volunteers
  21. Silly person. You say that as if dance ever ends ...
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