Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mikebdoss » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:41 pm

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:19 am

Wheatley wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:30 pm
I had no idea that "favoring" referred to the bad leg. I said "favor" because it was a free guess, but had to pause and look it up because it had thrown me off.
Likewise. In my mind, if you're favoring one limb over its counterpart, the counterpart is the one you're avoiding using.

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:45 am

Volante wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:24 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm
A final thought before this game fades into the memory:

An argument could be made that "MLB" is a technically correct answer. "National League" seems to me to be the more intuitive answer - and yet I must be the one who is confused, because the show wanted the intuitive answer and the great majority of posters favor the technically correct answer! (And quite passionately so. I wonder if there is a generational difference here. Are most of the passionate pro-MLB posters in their twenties?)
I'm not favoring it, I'm just saying MLB should have been accepted without a BMS. If Matt gave NL first, that's fine too.

Also, no, not in 20s.
Same for me. Clearly the National League is also a league, but both NL and MLB should have been accepted.

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:05 am

I lean toward MLB being acceptable. I'm 52 but not a huge sports fan. The NL and AL have not had separate presidents since 1999. And even prior to that, it was the office of commissioner that really mattered. They do not have separate halls of fame. A player's lifetime statistics are not divided, even when the player spent time in both the NL and AL.

I think the closest analogy is a clue asking for Dylan Thomas' country of origin and insisting on the response "What is Wales?"

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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:21 am

I am 50. I used to be a big baseball fan but haven’t followed it in several years. I was fine with the BMS but wouldn’t have been upset if they hadn’t.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:30 pm

I was at Midwest FurFest.

How does MLB require a "be more specific"?

Somehow I knew crudite but not casaba.

That "Choice Words" category was very poorly pinned. You can "Favor" a bad leg?

"Glengarry Glen Ross" rings no bells in the top box, either. Nor did anything else in that category.

"blah blah blah country blah blah blah kangaroo" = not even close to Australia. Totally unfair.

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Not a single word of this FJ! pointed me in any direction.
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Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:47 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Somehow I knew crudite but not casaba.
I got crudites from a Futurama episode. They don't say the word, and I had no recollection of hearing it, assumed for the longest time it was a sight gag about those veggie plates being 'crud' and since they were tiny, they were 'crud-ites' (crud bites, maybe?). Still applies.

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