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  1. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    Yeah back when his mechanics were "perfect" and his ERA was under 6 (okay it was also under 3 at the time, but it's been terrible for 3 years).
  2. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    I do not understand why they didn't leave Lugo in.
  3. theatremouse

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I thought the final scene confirmed that he's not - or at least that she has no reason to believe he is and the story to Watson was a lie. If that story were plausible then her comments to him about if the envelope IDed her parents would make no sense for her to say. They still hammered the paternal-style relationship between the two - because clunky - but she was bullshitting to Watson.
  4. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    For all we know it is, and they'll fine the fuck out of him.
  5. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    For me, I think the time to feel bad about it was back when the news first broke a million years ago. I don't know if I'm a pessimist or an asshole, but hearing the current news about Gooden is not in any way surprising. It's always been a "when" not an "if" in my head, I think. The next time I'll be sad to hear about this is if he dies because of it (either actual OD or doing something while under the influence that cases his death - and hopefully no one else's). I hope it doesn't happen but I'll unfortunately not be surprised if it does.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Ancestry.com lady: If you had no idea what your grandfather did in Guatemala, then no, that is not where you got your passion for social justice. You just said you had no idea. Passion for social justice is not genetic.
  7. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    I think Roger is a better grass player than Novak in general. However, I do think it's logical Novak's favoured to win tomorrow, not by some kind of gigantic margin though. If Roger wins it's not some major upset. He's Roger Effin Federer. It's never really an upset if he wins, even if he weren't technically the favourite. I hope he does win. I very much want him to. However, H2H recently, it's hard not to expect Djoker to take it. Djoker also had a cakewalk draw. You could say...well he's not even been tested...but he's in top form generally so it's not like he needed to be tested on the way (the whole "not been tested" thing with Serena is because she has diddly squat match play this year). So in this case it's more like...dude is well-rested. Roger has seemed more beatable in general the past two weeks, even though he pulled it out each time. But he didn't seem untouchable. He had 3 four-setters to Novak's 2, not really a huge difference but somehow Djokovic just seems stronger than Roger at the moment. I don't have the numbers but I'm guessing fewer unforced errors so far throughout the tournament. Not that that's the be-all of anything, but whether a player seems shaky vs solid to me is usually about that. I hope like hell tomorrow is either Roger in 3 swift easy elegant sets or something more competitive and he still pulls it off. If he's gonna lose though, it better be more interesting than this morning was on the women's side.
  8. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    Sadly, this probably just means it's the first time he's been caught in more recent years.
  9. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    I'm not crying, you're crying.
  10. theatremouse

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I don't recall the exact dialogue but I thought he'd just said something about Cassie's intellect - specifically using a phrase I assume he'd previously used about The Woman - so the comparison to Moriarty was a direct jumping point from his having used that particular phrase. It played that way to me.
  11. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    Tennis fan problems: The sound went out on my cable at the beginning of the second set. I thought it was the feed but then got nervous when it stayed that way a solid 10 minutes. I figured, 'meh I can still SEE the match. Plus it's nice to not listen to Nadal grunting for a little bit. Then my cable box threw an error telling me I should reboot it, and I was like "um, no, this is Federer-Nadal at Wimbledon, I will wait this out and watch with no sound if I have to". Meanwhile, my internet goes out, and I start thinking...uh oh, something's up with my service in general. Both TV and internet are from the same provider. So I'm futzing with my internet hardware and the sound comes back on the TV. And I think "ah great everything's OK". 30 seconds later the TV is all "we're having a problem with this channel, try again later" it reverts me to the previous channel I'd been watching before putting on Wimbledon. Every other channel I try is fine. ESPN tells me to fuck off. I get more anxious. After flipping back and forth multiple times every 10 seconds with JUST ESPN not working, I give up and realize I should've rebooted the box when it told me to. So I do, and it feels like EONS.And I'm cursing my provider in my head. DO THEY NOT KNOW THIS IS WIMBLEDON. DO NOT HAVE SIGNAL PROBLEMS DURING WIMBLEDON. Which is a long way of saying: when this whole sequence started it was 1-0 in the second set and by the time I got it back to normal was 5-1 in the second. NOT A FUN TIME FOR THIS FED FAN. Of course, I feel better now.
  12. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    I'd normally say I think Fed still has the edge on grass over Rafa in general, but based on how both have played the past week, it's hard to not think it leans Rafa's way. Although really with the two of them, unless they're on clay it's pretty much never an upset either way? I'd personally rather see Roger win, but that's not based on anything empirical. I just like him better in general.
  13. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    I don't disagree she needs to clean up the unforced errors. However, with certain players Serena just...has their number. Sharapova is one. Halep's another. Halep is certainly in better form than the last time they played. But if Serena served like she served Tuesday, and returns like she returned today (or frankly, even one or the other), Halep doesn't have a chance. One of Halep's main strengths is not making a ton of errors, so Serena absolutely needs to keep hers down. But if she can manage a good ratio of winners to unforced, Serena is very likely to take it. It wouldn't be any sort of giant upset shock if Halep wins, by no means, but I'm still not really expecting her to. I realized around the time Serena tied Steffi that I'm extremely emotionally invested in her breaking Court's record. I want Court off the screen when they show the top anybodies (and I think they only bring up her "not in the Open Era" records because Serena is so close to it). Court is a hateful, horrible person and it bothers me to hear her lauded. (It also bothers me the arena is named after her in Aus) She was a good tennis player, but she's a bad human. To me, while Serena absolutely had some horrific meltdowns, I don't think Serena is a bad person. I do draw a line between a bad person (who maybe sometimes does good things) and a generally good person who has done some bad things. I think Serena is the latter. In general, people seem to like her. She's known as someone who is kind to younger players. She obviously has a temper and I'm not excusing that, but it seems like most of the time she's not a jerk. She doesn't generally smack talk people. If goaded to she usually avoids the question. When she has a bad day, she's reallllllllllllly bad. But I think I'd take someone who once every 2-3 years loses her shit to an 11 over someone who is basically always a level 5-6 asshole (Hello Kyrgios and Benoit Paire). Is Serena the best human ever? No. Is she the best female tennis player? Almost certainly. I think she's a better person, a better role model, and a better tennis player than Margaret Court. And nobody else is even close at this point. I think of active players Venus is next behind Serena, but I doubt Venus will even play another 15 slams let alone win them. So it's Serena or waiting probably 20 years at least for someone else to come even close. Which means I want Serena to win this. And the US Open.
  14. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Williams/Murray mixed doubles yesterday. (Couldn't see today's because I refuse to pay extra for what ESPN used to give me for free). I really hope they play mixed at the next few majors together. I think doubles is good for Serena because a lot of her recent matches have involved a lot of sloppy errors at net. Getting more match play specifically at net should tighten that up. She can be great at net but she's clearly rusty. And if doubles if the only way we're going to continue to see Andy Murray play, I'm all for him playing as much doubles as possible. The two of them seem to be good for each other when they play doubles together. Both more high-spirited. It seems like mentally, playing together is good for both. So I hope to see more. I know there's maybe a 2% chance of this happening but I hope Bautista-Agut somehow gets sloppy-Novak and pulls off the upset. It's...not going to happen...but I really want it to. I'm so sick of Novak's whiny-yet-simultaneously-smug schtick. I know it's horrible but a couple of years ago when he had that weird spiral losing streak, I'd hoped he was done.
  15. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    I don't really have a beef with this. Back in the day every time I used to go to London I'd adjust to/from the jetlag almost immediately, but Sibling had a hard time. Different people react differently. It's plausible to me the Red Sox players are wiped to the point they don't really want to participate in an exhibition game, but the Yankee players are either less wiped or just as wiped but the ASG is important enough to them personally they want to participate anyway.
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