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Randomizer (151 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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Republican Family Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/tim-murphy-abortion/index.html

It doesn't apply to them in private. Abortions for their wives and mistresses. Extra marital affairs and Newt Gingrich wanting oral sex so he can truthfully say he didn't sleep with her.
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jason4747 (129 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Baseball and steroids and math
KansasBoyd, better to take our baseball discussion out of the Hurricane/Climate Change as we are juuuust slightly off topic
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Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
Yeah. That Royals pen was unbelievable. I saw them often as I'm a Tigers fan. I can't really speak to the Mariners in 2014. I remember them being good, but those west coast teams are hard to keep track of
Games are so late out there
KansasBoyd (212 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Yanks are still spending kinda like they used to in terms of dollars, they just aren't way ahead of the field like they used to be because of the Dodgers.

Yanks have needs at both corner spots and a ton of salary coming off the books in Sabathia and Holliday (enough right there to pay for Hosmer and Moose) and then another nice chuck the season after with Headley, Gardner and Robertson.

I think the need at the corners is greater than the need for Harper.

You already have someone playing the same position as Harper in Judge who has a very bright future.

Plus they also have Clint Frazier waiting in the wings although he hasn't really taking that next step forward, but neither had Judge prior to this year.

Plus they can probably sign Moose and Hosmer for less combined than Harper and use the extra money on SP.
KansasBoyd (212 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
I'm in Central time zone and West Coast games are too late, can't imagine being on the East Coast. Games start at like 10-10:30 lol

Going to see the Royals play the Tigers tonight and again going to see the Royals on Sunday to say goodbye to the Championship Core.

Sucks that such a good bunch of guys has to be split up, but that is the reality of the game and the majority of revenue in the local media contracts that severely handicap the small market teams, plus the Royals current TV contract is terrible by even small market standards. But it is also the result of decades of bad baseball.

I am always a glass half full guy so I still hold a little hope that they can work out deals with some of the guys that can get them paid when the Royals get their new local TV deal after the 2019 season.

Right now they are only getting like $20M a season despite having the best local ratings of any team in the league.

Even worse is the Royals probably missed the bubble in the local TV revenue explosion that has like at least five teams earning $100M or more a season.
Yeah, we have a need in the corners, but I think we'll be happy with a healthy Greg Bird and are grooming Gleyber Torres for 3rd. Though he may spend another season in the minors. I think the greatest need going into the next season will be starting pitching to replace Sabathia and possibly Tanaka, if he opts out.
ghug (4202 D (B))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I acknowledged that it's harder to be a good bullpen with more innings. It's definitely more of a caveat for the Indians than it is a bonus for the Yankees when you compare them both to the league as a whole. The fact that we can't reliably extrapolate is what makes it impossible to definitively say one is better than the other. K% does depress OBP and SLG though, in exactly the same way it depresses AVG. I generally find those stats less useful for evaluating pitchers because they tell a rough and incomplete picture.

I doubt the Yankees will sign both Moustakas and Hosmer, though it would be appropriate because I can't stand either of them.

Do you guys do most of your following of teams that aren't your own by watching? I can't really ever catch an east coast game because they all start at 4 here, but I still feel like I keep pretty good track of everyone around the league.
Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I feel like I keep decent track, but always have less of a grasp of teams on the west coast just because I don't see them. Especially if they aren't a good team on the west cost I won't bother tracking them much at all
KansasBoyd (212 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
One thing that has been briefly addressed regarding bullpens is bullpen depth, which becomes less of an issue in the playoffs with the increase in off days.

In the regular season you need to have to call on all seven guys in the pen at a given time.

In the playoffs, you really won't be going deeper than 3-4 deep which gives an advantage to bullpens weighted towards the back end of the pen.

I've kept less track of baseball overall this year than probably the last 30 years since this is the first year I am not playing fantasy baseball in that time frame.
ghug (4202 D (B))
28 Sep 17 UTC
That's a good point too, plus you get your backend starters in the bullpen too if you want them. The Indians' pitching staff as a whole is probably the best one for playoff baseball.
bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I wouldn't be shocked if the Yankees signed Harper despite Aaron Judge and made Clint Frazier trade bait for another starter. The Yankees could end up turning a useless half season without a good but not always great closer into a few prospects and the centerpiece in a trade for someone like Gerrit Cole maybe, plus they still have room for Harper.

I, of course, hope that literally none of this happens.
KansasBoyd (212 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Maybe the Yanks will sign both Harper AND Bryant lol
MajorMitchell (986 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Excellent reading, I won't pretend I understand stuff like K:BAA, of what K or BAA mean, but I enjoyed reading the last page and a half.
K = strikeouts
BAA = batting average against
OBP = on base percentage
SLG = slugging percentage
jason4747 (129 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
I enjoyed reading about the strategy of cricket too - that was a few pages back now.  That is a more interesting and alien game than I realized. 

Baseball is mountains of stats.  If you can ever watch the movie "Moneyball,"  it's worth it.  It gets to the idea of using the stats to maximum effect.  I'm a low involvement fan.... to much else going on to pay enough attention like you guys.  I'm a bit jealous.

I was lucky enough to be in KC for May and caught 8 Royals games.  It was fantastic - incredible fans, awesome beer and a great stadium.  Even caught a Yankees game there.   Of course though, let's not pretend the American League compares to the National League (I'm a DC Nationals fan). 

For Major Mitchell's benefit, the AL does not require their pitchers to actually bat (sissies)..... but there is inter league play and the World Series is the best of each league playing best of 7 games by the rules of the home team. 
I'm hoping to see some playoff games here in DC. Actually, I should check the schedule
MajorMitchell (986 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
Yes, I have both "Moneyball" & "Trouble with the Curve (ball)" on DVD. Both are, imho, very good movies about baseball. "First class" Cricket is a statistician's delight, there are "mountains" of Cricket statistics ranging from "common basic" statistics to the most obscure & esoteric.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
I do enjoy reading the contributions in this thread, they're far more interesting than some of the posts in the "divisive political" threads.
KansasBoyd (212 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
On Base Percentage is the percent of time a player reaches base not by error. So it includes hits and walks divided by plate appearance to achieve that number.

Slugging Percentage is the number of bases a player averages per at bat. It takes 1 for every single, two for every double, three for every triple and 4 for every HR.

For perspective, an OBP over .360 is pretty good and a SLG percentage over .500 is good.

Just thought that might help our cricket friends.

Jason - Glad you enjoyed Kauffman Stadium. I think it is an under appreciated jewel of major league ballparks, especially after the renovations just prior to 2010 that added seating in the OF.

MM - this is more interesting talk because we are actually listening to each other and not taking comments and totally twisting them to fit an agenda.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Bumpity bump


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MangoDude (151 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Known World 901
Why is this variant in the variants list if it is not an option when creating a game. It should either be removed from the variants list or be added as an option when creating a game.
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StevenC. (780 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Supporting Spain's North Coast
Can an army in Marseille support hold a fleet in Spain's North Coast?
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brainbomb (62 D)
02 Sep 17 UTC
Super Bowl Prediction Thread
So here we go. We pick who plays in the superbowl and the score.
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Ogion (5038 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
New Catalonia thread
With apologies, starting a new CATALONIA ONLY thread. Discuss!
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Ogion (5038 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Forum only gunboat thread
I have had a request to launch the forum only gunboat

Join, or not
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205265
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Flame (100 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?
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Devonian (870 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Do unrated 1v1 games affect ELO ratings?
Unrated games return the points, but does it also not affect the ELO?
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Anneal (296 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Does Empire4 (Fall of the American Empire) need to be balanced?
Unless most other Diplomacy maps, Empire4 is not very balanced and a few nations have severe disadvantages that make it very difficult for them to win while others are fairly overpowered. I can explain more if someone wants to ask.
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Ogion (5038 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Hurricane Nate to hit Alabama?
oh, look another hurricane!

This one is tropical depression 16, but may pick up to hurricane strength.
Bo, thoughts?
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Condescension (346 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Rival/hatred game variant
I'd like to play a game mode where each player is secretly given a unique rival (so no two players share a rival), and the only players counted at the end of the draw are those who have both survived and eliminated their rival. A solo doesn't need to eliminate their rival and rivals aren't necessarily symmetrical.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
In the 21st century...
Is the government right to use violence against its own citizens?

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gyroelongated (100 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Unknown Player in Anonymous Private Game
I'm completely new to Diplomacy and this website. I made a private game and explained to my friends how to join my private match. Though only 2 people say they've joined, I have 3 anonymous players other than myself registered. Is it possible one of them joined twice? I know by the time stamps that it was one of the first two players who joined the game, the times are only a minute apart, and I am wondering if the small time frame is just a player joining twice.
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cspieker (8632 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
HTML hack the "move preview"
Is this why I always lose?
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captainmeme (484 D Mod)
11 Sep 17 UTC
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Mafia 31: Deja Vu
This thread is for participants of Mafia 31 only.
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Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Issue #139 (Fall 2017) of Diplomacy World is now available
Highlights include various tributes to the late Jim-Bob Burgess as well as his last ever article, an interview with Siobhan Nolen.

Get it while it's hot! http://www.diplomacyworld.net/
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HBbuc (118 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Battle for McDonald's!!
Join the battle for McDonald's across the plains of America, the seas of the Caribbean, and the tundras of Canada!!
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Australian 1v1 Title match
Are you an aussie living in aussie or overseas ( must be Australian not a tourist). I am looking to establish the best 1v1 player we have.
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Hamilton Brian (346 D (B))
14 Sep 17 UTC
Hamilton Brian Invitational
Dippers! I am looking at setting up semi-anonymous ranked WTA games @20 points each. There will be one each of full press, gunboat, and public press. Ideally the RR% will be at or better than 85%. PM me if you are interested in joining. Once I have the 6 candidates, games will be set up and passwords will be sent.
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MajorMitchell (986 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Vale Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner dies at age 91. A controversial character, extremely successful businessman, championed some Liberal causes, gay rights, marriage equality, Native American rights, gave many authors a break, eg Alex Haley, but also it has to be said, contributed to the objectification of women and exploited women for financial gain.
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
27 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
Claesar has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for volunteering to help us keep the site cheater free and wish him well as he sacrifices any semblance of a social life in the name of making webDip great again.
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Condescension (346 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
German opening strategy
What are your thoughts on German opening strategy? Apart from the west, how do you try to manipulate the eastern sphere?
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lalalandfg99 (102 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
How to actually put the commands for a support move?
Hey guys its been a while for me and I was wondering if someone could go into depth about support moves and holds?
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captainmeme (484 D Mod)
24 Sep 17 UTC
Top FvA Players - What's your nationality?
See inside...
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
14 Sep 17 UTC
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Official Webdipia Game Thread (Sim 3)
This thread is for players of "Alternative History Simulator 3: A New World"
-All standard forum rules apply
-To join PM CommanderByron and he will give instruction.
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Enriador (100 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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[Suggestion] Alternate winning conditions
vDiplomacy has a way to set up "alternate winning conditions", e.g. to customize how many turns are played and/or how many SCs need to be conquered before a winner is declared. For example, we can have a game of Classic running for 14 turns (Fall 1907).
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AnawerCZ (108 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
links in private massages
Is it legal to post links in messages between countries?
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YanksFan47 (279 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Secret Hitler Take 2 Sign-Up Thread
Game 1 has been scrapped, and thus we are trying once more. See inside for details.
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Condescension (346 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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Secret Hitler Game 1
Please only post in this thread if you are playing. Players, please learn all the rules of the game. Watch let's plays or something as well. Ask me questions in PMs ONLY.
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