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Sat May 21, 2016, 09:38 AM

 

The 10 run rule and Bernie

If we only had it in the primaries. When I coached youth baseball we had a 10 run rule. If you were down by 10 runs after the 4th inning the game was called. The rule should apply here.

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Reply The 10 run rule and Bernie (Original post)
wilt the stilt May 2016 OP
YouDig May 2016 #1
aikoaiko May 2016 #27
NWCorona May 2016 #43
YouDig May 2016 #44
NWCorona May 2016 #46
YouDig May 2016 #48
Betty Karlson May 2016 #2
pinebox May 2016 #3
wilt the stilt May 2016 #5
Hiraeth May 2016 #8
wilt the stilt May 2016 #9
Hiraeth May 2016 #11
wilt the stilt May 2016 #20
Hiraeth May 2016 #41
wilt the stilt May 2016 #55
Logical May 2016 #15
wilt the stilt May 2016 #21
Hiraeth May 2016 #22
DURHAM D May 2016 #4
hobbit709 May 2016 #6
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #23
Hiraeth May 2016 #7
wilt the stilt May 2016 #10
Hiraeth May 2016 #13
MrMickeysMom May 2016 #38
Hiraeth May 2016 #42
Logical May 2016 #12
Hiraeth May 2016 #14
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #16
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #17
wilt the stilt May 2016 #24
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #25
Silver_Witch May 2016 #29
wilt the stilt May 2016 #35
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #36
MrMickeysMom May 2016 #40
hellofromreddit May 2016 #18
Alex4Martinez May 2016 #19
frylock May 2016 #60
matt819 May 2016 #26
Silver_Witch May 2016 #28
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #31
wilt the stilt May 2016 #39
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #52
cherokeeprogressive May 2016 #33
dinkytron May 2016 #30
PJMcK May 2016 #32
immoderate May 2016 #34
cliffordu May 2016 #37
NWCorona May 2016 #45
wilt the stilt May 2016 #50
99Forever May 2016 #47
wilt the stilt May 2016 #51
99Forever May 2016 #54
wilt the stilt May 2016 #57
99Forever May 2016 #59
Attorney in Texas May 2016 #49
Califonz May 2016 #53
felix_numinous May 2016 #56
Prism May 2016 #58

Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:39 AM

1. In chess matches people resign when their position is hopeless.

Trying to drag a lost game out of spite is bad form.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:10 PM

27. Correct, but Bernie is maximizing votes and delagates even when he can't win


He's showing that a liberal can fight it out to the end.

We've already seen HRC try to puff herself up with every vote above and beyond the votes earned by Bernie.



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Response to YouDig (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:21 PM

43. If you played chess you'd know there's still moves to be made.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #43)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:22 PM

44. It's mate in one yo. Bernie's just sitting on the clock.

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Response to YouDig (Reply #44)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:24 PM

46. It's not Bernie wasting time.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #46)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:27 PM

48. Time and words. "Wasted words, already been heard."

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:41 AM

2. Yes, because Califonria is way too progressive to have a primary. Not when Clinton

 

is supposed to glide toward a coronation.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:43 AM

3. But his campaign manager is homely looking so he should lose

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2012549

Anything you post from that point forward, immediate grain of salt.



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Response to pinebox (Reply #3)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:59 AM

5. as much as I said he wasn't good looking I also said his demeanor was worse

 

Last edited Sat May 21, 2016, 10:36 AM - Edit history (1)

everyone seems to focus on his looks but honestly do you think how he communicates is effectively Do you think he wins over anyone with his sourpuss? Devine is much better.

Most of the Bernie supporters are so invested that they can't step back and look objectively at the situation..

Did you see the spokesman for Hillary on MSNBC last night. They get it. Unfortunately, in this country looks are important. You might want to deny but it is reality.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:03 AM

8. oh fuck me running. talking about looks and Hillary. with Trump as her opponent?

nucking futz

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #8)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:41 AM

9. Hilary was much better looking as she

 

matured Trump looks ridiculous and he was ok as a younger man. Today, I think Hilary is more attractive that Mr. Orange.I don't understand why most of the Bernie supporters don't deal with reality. Every study shows that attractive people are thought of as being smarter. None of this is true but we are a shallow superficial nation.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #9)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:49 AM

11. okay. I admit it. I am shallow and superficial. I think Bernie is The Sexiest Candidate of all three

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #11)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:11 AM

20. LOL now that brought a smile to my mug n/t

 

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #20)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:18 PM

41. from one baseball fan to another -

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #41)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:09 PM

55. deep down

 

this as actually pretty funny to use this analogy.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:54 AM

15. I have NO RESPECT for any rude and shallow person who comments on appearance. They are....

 

usually assholes.

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Response to Logical (Reply #15)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:12 AM

21. I don't believe I insulted you n/t

 

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:46 AM

4. and BS wants to be allowed 7 outs instead of 3 nt

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM

6. There's no such rule in the pros.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #6)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:17 AM

23. They don't have that rule when a kid is running for Elementary & Middle School Class Office!

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:01 AM

7. Honey, this ain't Baseball and I take baseball pretty damn seriously. We are talking about

the highest elected official of this whole country.

youth baseball my ass.

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #7)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:46 AM

10. Be honest with yourself

 

It's is over. He is hoping he will flip the supers. That is just not going to happen. He had almost no chance before they went negative but he has insulted the party. When you insult the party you will not get them to change their vote. As a matter of fact the opposite occurs.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #10)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:50 AM

13. youth baseball and changing their vote? I thought they were suppposed to be after MY vote?

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Response to Hiraeth (Reply #7)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:27 PM

38. I'd say that excuse was pulled from WAY up someone's wazoo...

Right... This ISN'T baseball, and because that is SO OBVIOUS, I think people here need to go back to school, circa 1960's when we had more than one course in CIVICS.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #38)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:20 PM

42. amen!

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:50 AM

12. Maybe the more clueless post this week. nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #12)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:52 AM

14. and the thread just disintegrates from there.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:54 AM

16. This is a marathon, not a baseball game.

 

And, the finish line isn't in November.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:56 AM

17. That's to protect the toddler's fee-fees from a game their parent's are probably forcing them into.

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Imagine the voice of John Oliver...


You WILL play that game, Johnny! You WILL, you WILL! And you WILL bring home that tiny Dollar Store plastic participation cup because you are a winner, even though both your orthodontist sponsored team and you completely sucks at playing the game!

You're a winner in my eyes!


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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #17)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:20 AM

24. actually you are wrong on this

 

It was not to protect the kids. They all wanted to play and these are not toddlers. These kids are well into middle youth years. The reason is there is a time limit of either 1 hour and 15 minutes or 1 hour and 30 minutes based on age. There are tight schedules to get the game in and they typically start at 8 in the morning and the last game is 12;30 or 2:00. The purpose was too keep the day moving.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #24)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:06 PM

25. It's really to protect the kids, the parents, and coach... the byproduct is allowing more games.

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I've got four kids who played youth sports, mainly baseball and soccer.


The parents are the one's who don't want their kids humiliated, because it is a reflection on them.

They also don't want to be at a game for 3 hours because their precious Saturday social lives of running to BJ's or Costco are jeopardized. I've seen this play out time and again. They start to get angry and yell at the coach, in stereotypical angry parent-to-coach fashion.

This rule had the byproduct of allowing more games to be crammed in on a weekend.


Well, we don't have to fit in more Primaries, and there is already a fixed time limit on the Primaries, so you've invalidated the very point you were trying to make with this OP.


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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #25)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:18 PM

29. Love this....really I do.

 

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #25)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:03 PM

35. I was the coach

 

and I am familiar with everything. It really wasn't to protect the kids. We had games on Tuesdays and Thursday games started at 6:30 and there were two games during the weeknights and weekends.
We didn't want kids playing at 11:00 at night.

This is Georgia where sports are extremely serious. The 4th most major leaguers come from Georgia after FL, TX and CA and Georgia has less than half their populations.

The worst athletes play soccer. White suburban kids LOL.



It was to get the games in and I have dealt with a lot of parents. It gets way worse in all stars. parents who were unruly were banned the next couple of games.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #35)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:08 PM

36. Regardless of perceptions, I remember capping in the 70s for feelings, you invalidated your own OP!

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #35)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:31 PM

40. Let's face it... It's an embarrassing OP which makes no point...

... except to incite some pile on vitriol that has nothing to do with a U.S. presidential primary race.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:58 AM

18. Why? This is not baseball and what's up for grabs isn't a cheap trophy and its bragging rights.

 

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:07 AM

19. How bout the "if you're being investigated by the FBI you're out of the game" rule?

Where our youth games are held, players that are in trouble get a time out.

And little ones who tell lies, they get a time out.

Hillary Clinton needs a time out!

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #19)

Sat May 21, 2016, 05:11 PM

60. ..

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:09 PM

26. You know, that makes perfect sense

Comparing youth league baseball to the presidential primaries.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:14 PM

28. Because Democracy is just a Ball Game?

 

Or because you don't like everyone having a chance to vote.

Hey we are all grown-ups now and we can all wait till the end - pretty simple.

We are not 10 years olds waiting for the Pizza party after the game. The game ends in just a few more weeks. Hang in there dude you will be okay!

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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #28)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:24 PM

31. I forgot about the pre-ordered pizza parties and birthday parties directly after the game. nt

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #31)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:29 PM

39. I'm sure your kid was the "right fielder"

 

however i brought every kid into the infield for at least one inning. even yours.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #39)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:07 PM

52. You must have been the catcher.

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Notice how I don't bring people's kids into the equation. Only pitchers and catchers do that.


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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #28)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:29 PM

33. That, and being a "Democrat" is simply a matter of where your check mark is.

 

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:22 PM

30. And why on earth should it apply? You shame both Chamberlain and Jerry.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:24 PM

32. It's Senator Sanders' decision

If Senator Sanders wants to continue forward, isn't that his choice to make? I don't think he will win the Democratic nomination but all of the calls for him to concede are from those observing the campaigns from afar. Who knows what his brain trust is planning?

As others have pointed out, the flaw of your analogy is that the presidential primary is the major leagues and there's no mercy rule in MLB. My opinion is that none of us knows what will happen after the conventions so the speculations are pointless.

In any event, I'll vote for the straight Democratic slate in New York.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 12:39 PM

34. This is called the error of reductionism.

 

Sports analogies can only go so far.

--imm

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 01:22 PM

37. Yeah, but this ain't little league baseball

This is a primary and everyone has a right to vote.

Did you hear Bernie is winning Oregon by almost 70-30%. What was that magic number he needed to win the nomination per state, again....63%......?

Curiouser and curiouser.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:23 PM

45. Poor analogy. Besides I think that rule is long gone.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #45)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:04 PM

50. nah

 

that rule exists all over. They have to keep the game moving for the other games right after them.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:27 PM

47. There's your fucking problem.

You think this is a fucking game. Complete with with fanboys and cheer squads.

Grow up, it's for real and deadly serious.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #47)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:05 PM

51. get a sense of humor

 

it will do you some good.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #51)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:09 PM

54. I don't find much funny about assholes fucking me over.

I find it quite strange that anyone would.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #54)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:12 PM

57. How am I fucking you over

 

honestly, he really can't catch up and really his comment "I'm going to harm Hilary". How infantile.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #57)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:21 PM

59. WTF?

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 02:37 PM

49. You're so clever. I'm sure President Dewey would have enjoyed your wisdom

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:07 PM

53. Yes because in every ball game

 

The other team gets to pick which players take the field or go to bat in the early innings.

I expect this kind of "thinking" for delusional Hillbots.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:10 PM

56. We're fighting for representation

in a democracy and basic human rights, and do not see this as cheap team sports like the M$M would like to frame it. For too many people healthcare, civil rights and social services are a matter of life and death.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:19 PM

58. More delegates = more influence

 

And let's be honest, the party needs to pulled to the Left as much we can possibly manage given some of their impulses.

By staying in the race, Sanders is maximizing the force he will take with him into the convention and hopefully tug on the platform favorably.

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