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Monday Grab Bag: #TargetSale

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    Apologies for the lateness, but I'm a little distracted today. *The MLB All-Star rosters were announced over the weekend, which, in and of themselves, usually warrants little more than a yawn from yours truly. *This year, however, the AL has decided to wade into battle without their single greatest pitching asset: White Sox ace Chris Sale.
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    Yes, that*Chris Sale. *He of the 8-1 record on a sub-.500 team, who just happens to lead the league in ERA+ (188) after posting a 96/16 K/BB ratio and a .87 WHIP over the first half. "Oh, but he missed a month on the DL!" *Who cares? *No one has been as dominant in the AL, even having missed five or so starts. *Chris Sale strikes*FEAR*into the hearts of AL hitters, in a way no one since Randy Johnson has. But, sure, let's make everyone vote to get him to Minneapolis. **sigh*

    This **** is so dumb. *The old line from pundits is always "well, who would you send home, then?" Anyone, everyone. *If Chris Sale is not a clear All-Star, then there is no longer a need to have an All-Star game. *The mere idea that this testament to all that is good with professional pitching is being forced to pander for votes is offensive. *The American League should be so lucky to have Chris Sale represent them. (Yes, I'm crafting the statue now. *It will be bronze, and no one will be able to get hits off of it, either).

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking the USMNT's loss to Belgium, the quarter final results from Brazil, and the possible end of an era in the NBA.

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    Apologies for the lateness, but I'm a little distracted today. *The MLB All-Star rosters were announced over the weekend, which, in and of themselves, usually warrants little more than a yawn from yours truly. *This year, however, the AL has decided to wade into battle without their single greatest pitching asset: White Sox ace Chris Sale.
    [​IMG]

    Yes, that*Chris Sale. *He of the 8-1 record on a sub-.500 team, who just happens to lead the league in ERA+ (188) after posting a 96/16 K/BB ratio and a .87 WHIP over the first half. "Oh, but he missed a month on the DL!" *Who cares? *No one has been as dominant in the AL, even having missed five or so starts. *Chris Sale strikes*FEAR*into the hearts of AL hitters, in a way no one since Randy Johnson has. But, sure, let's make everyone vote to get him to Minneapolis. **sigh*

    This **** is so dumb. *The old line from pundits is always "well, who would you send home, then?" Anyone, everyone. *If Chris Sale is not a clear All-Star, then there is no longer a need to have an All-Star game. *The mere idea that this testament to all that is good with professional pitching is being forced to pander for votes is offensive. *The American League should be so lucky to have Chris Sale represent them. (Yes, I'm crafting the statue now. *It will be bronze, and no one will be able to get hits off of it, either).

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking the USMNT's loss to Belgium, the quarter final results from Brazil, and the possible end of an era in the NBA.

    Click below for the bag...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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