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#91 jh03

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

I wish I could have been around when BN started. I was way too young back in 08 to be obsessing like I do now, but I really wish I could have been around to have logical discussions with you folks about baseball. There's almost nowhere to do that anymore. Don't get me wrong, BN's community is the best, but it would have been nice to get to know you guys and have great conversations without trolls/random people jumping in at every turn. Which I guess I'm kind of a random to you guys too, so allow me to introduce myself;

My name is Jacob, I'm 20 and going to be a junior in college. I'm an assistant coach for the local high school baseball team and I really focus on pitching mechanics, but I do a little bit of everything.

Now that I'm not so random I look forward to talking with you guys more regularly :D

#92 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Welcome, Jacob. Our only requirement is a heavy dose of snark.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:59 PM

Welcome, Jacob. If it makes you feel any better, there weren't a whole lot of comments in 2008.


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#94 hansman1982

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:40 PM

Jacob, you are not welcome and therefore lose 1,000,000 Calendar points.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

Welcome, Jacob. If it makes you feel any better, there weren't a whole lot of comments in 2008.


And they we're always intelligent... We really got off track back then. Basically the message board is what BN used to be like. The nice thing was you could have a conversation over multiple hours and many times it was just two or three of us replying at a time.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:03 AM

Oh and Hans is just grumpy his hamburger place isn't open till 11am and he's itching for his quadruple stack.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:25 AM

Welcome Jacob!  Yes, we love baseball, we love the Cubs, but we also love other things like hamburgers, puppets, goats, beer and BN thongs.  We absolutely hate Lost.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:57 AM

Welcome Jacob!  Yes, we love baseball, we love the Cubs, but we also love other things like hamburgers, puppets, goats, beer and BN thongs.  We absolutely hate Lost.

Only a handful of these things are true.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

Welcome Jacob!  Yes, we love baseball, we love the Cubs, but we also love other things like hamburgers, puppets, goats, beer and BN thongs.  We absolutely hate Lost.

Eat it, puppet.  Your heretic claims about the 2nd greatest tv show of all time have been duly noted. 

Oh, and welcome aboard Jacob. 



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:34 AM

This makes me wanna do a meet and greet post. We deal with each other a lot all da and like Jacob pointed out were all essentially strangers, sans some common interests like tidrow's fierce stache.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

And they we're always intelligent... We really got off track back then.

 

I think there's a reason for that. Many of the on-track discussions these days reek of the Dunning-Kruger effect.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

 

And they we're always intelligent... We really got off track back then.

 

I think there's a reason for that. Many of the on-track discussions these days reek of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

 

Ah, but the 'peer review' can (and should) knock the edge off some these posts.

Recently I was called out for being wordy. It pissed me off.

But, I got even more pissed off when I realized it was true.

And still more pissed off when I realized I had used all those words to say exactly nothing about baseball.

Even the Dunning-Kruger effect predicts improvements in posters like me when our errors are pointed out. (I think it is one good reason for some of the snark. Some of it is earned.)

Just keep talking baseball, Jacob.

FYI, back when I read your first few posts I was impressed enough to try to rule out Red Sox principle owner John Henry as your real identity (He was a legit poster when I used to lurk at sonsofsamhorn). Glad you introduced yourself, jh03. Welcome.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

 

Welcome Jacob!  Yes, we love baseball, we love the Cubs, but we also love other things like hamburgers, puppets, goats, beer and BN thongs.  We absolutely hate Lost.

Only a handful of these things are true.

Must be talking about the BN thong.


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#104 jh03

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for the welcomes, guys.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

 

And they we're always intelligent... We really got off track back then.

 

I think there's a reason for that. Many of the on-track discussions these days reek of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

 

 

After reading about this effect, I am clearly competant.






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