Hello, I’m Sally Struthers. I’m five-foot-one and tons of fun. You might remember me from All in the Family and ‘Getting you to send a nickel a day to a starving kid in Africa.’ Well, we have a new starving kid. His name is Grey Albright, and he wants more than a nickel per day. He wants… *calculating what five dollars over a month is per day*…Sixteen-point-six cents per day. Man, this guy is greedy eh-eff. For sixteen-point-six cents per day, you can get…*googling around the internet for something you can buy for sixteen cents*…Nothing! Postage alone costs more than that. You can’t buy anything in the world for sixteen-point-six cents per day over 30 days. If it’s a 31-day month, then you only have sixteen-point-one cent, so good luck with that! You just lost five-tenths of a cent and all I did was add an extra day! Don’t even get me started on stupid February. So, Donkey Teeth and I started a Patreon podcast where we talk about absolute utter nonsense. Sometimes, there will be baseball talk, or sports talk if Donkey is the one braying on about it. Mostly, we will talk about movies, TV and other nonsense. This podcast will be in addition to the show I do with Ralph. For unstints, today’s podcast is mostly about coffee, The Americans, stimulus checks, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. If I’m being real with you, during the pandemic, our site advertising has been trash. The only flattening of the curve we’ve felt here at Razzball is the one to our bank account. I’m sure we’re not the only ones, so I’m not going to give you the hard sell. I’d prefer you subscribe — for only sixteen-point-six cents per day! — because you want to listen to Donkey Teeth and I rather than feeling like you need to support the site. We will be fine (I hope!), and we’ll get through this. Also, adding, uh, an ad-free subscription for $9.99 helps. To sign up to our show, go here:

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  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome patreon report and by awesome I really mean it.

    a. Nice Sally Struthers reference. Too bad her husband Meathead didn’t get an honorable mention.

    b. Question for 2020 5×5 razzball leagues. Who would you rather?

    1. Puig
    2. Hilliard

    c. MLB quote of the day for July 7, 1919

    1. ‘He (Shoeless Joe Jackson) was the finest natural hitter in the history of the game.’

    2. ‘I copied (Shoeless Joe) Jackson’s style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He’s the guy who made me a hitter.’

    3. ‘When I was up there at the plate, my purpose was to get on base anyway i could, whether by hitting or by getting hit.’

    Triple quote for your enjoyment courtesy of…..

    Joseph Jefferson Jackson, aka Shoeless Joe Jackson, batted .408 as a rookie in 1911, record still holds today. Can you name the authors of the quotes in c.1 and c.2 above (without looking it up on wikipedia or elsewhere of course)?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yo Ante,

      I’d want Puig over Hilliard still.

      • baby seal says:
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        NOOO!!!

    • Wake Up says:
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      C2 Splendid Splinter

      C3 Anthony Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Maybe next week!

      B. Puig

      C. I’m gonna guess Pete Rose

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        c.1=Ty Cobb
        c.2=Babe Ruth

        Cheers,
        Ante

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    16.6 cents a day, cant even help poor Nancy Pelosi by a $12 pint of ice cream.

    • Wake Up says:
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      Or two pints of Guinness…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why am I buying ice cream for her? I’m confused

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        There was a Pelosi tweet yesterday with her asking everyone to send her multi millionaire ass, $10, to help her keep her seat in office. GTFO.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I didn’t hear about it

  3. Dave D says:
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    I just re-upped my ad-free membership for another year. Keep fighting the good fight!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Easiest decision ever, whether or not I have time to listen. Hang in there, guys, and sending our best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  5. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    The irony of “Feed the Children” spokeswoman weighing 380 lbs you could almost picture here sitting pallete pallet of U.N. food nawing on a sack of sugar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  6. packers2018 says:
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    Hello Grey, just checking in.

    1. Currently reading the novel “The best Land Under Heaven” by Michael Wallis. Its about the Donner party adventure to claim land in California in the late 1840’s. Kind of a tough read because of the struggles these pioneers endured. It’s an eye opener.

    2. I drafted 29 different teams this year. Way to many but 18 of them were the NFBC’s $10 and $25 best ball so, no management. Ten were the draft 50 and hold variety. So not to bad really.

    3. I sure have plenty of free time now, but miss baseball, and was hoping a few of my fantasy teams would take off and be profitable.

    4. With Texas and Florida opening up some, maybe baseball will be played at some point. Fingers crossed.

    5. Keep up the great work, miss the daily roundups. Take care.

    • Wake Up says:
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      I spun out and got stuck on a snow bank on the Donner Pass it’s on the 80 coming from Tahoe. It was already dark and no cars were coming by and it was before cellphones. Luckily we were headed to the airport so we had some luggage so plenty of clothes and nips. But the only thing I had to eat was a btch named Stacey…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        Yeah but Stacy’s Mom got it going on.

      • packers2018 says:
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        Interesting. On my bucket list to travel to Sacramento.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nice, I just finished my last book and about to start a new one…I recommend Killers of the Flower Moon

      2. Hopefully you have some winners in there!

      3. Me too!

      4. Yeah, I think it will

      5. You too!

      • Cram It says:
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        1. So you read it….fascinating stuff, yeah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it was awesome…Be interested in seeing what Scorcese does with it — I’m guessing it’s a story with White as the lead

          • Cram It says:
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            Yeah, I’m curious to see if it’s more about the Osage’s story or the investigation. Probably the latter, since Dicaprio will be White and Deniro, Hale.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, is that the cast already or you’re kidding bc that’s all Marty works with now?

              • Cram It says:
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                Haha. That’s the cast to start!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Of course it is…Marty some time in early 2000s decided to only work with 3 actors again in his life

                • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                  Deniro is way past prime……pretty sad they could not find someone new to play hoffa instead of using special effects to make deniro look younger

                  That was an interesting read but true or not the timing of another social injustice movie isn’t the best.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Pacino played Hoffa

                    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                      yep right,……Deniro was in it though ……..Just saying they keep recycling and denirio plays it the same way may time for a fresh approach

                      that moving was loooong !

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it was about 45 mins too long

                  • Cram It says:
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                    True or not? The timing? You don’t have to watch it.

      • packers2018 says:
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        Yes I read that book. Can’t wait for the movie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope it’s under 4 hours

  7. J-Hova says:
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    No brainer, thanks Grey! I ran a breakdown of my fantasy baseball happiness:
    70% – Reading your projections, daily notes and site content
    30% – Banter with friends in my league

    If you havnt, the new RA The Rugged Man album is a really great throwback to 90’s hip hop. Check it out if you havnt yet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Just started listening to the new RA yesterday…Need another few days of listening before formulating opinion, but I love his voice and I love old school rap, even if it’s new

  8. baby seal says:
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    Grey!

    WTF did I just read??? You alright, bro?

    I heard about the podcast from Donk and was 100% going to subscribe (FYI, can get similarly good deals all over Patreon, lol…)

    If u need the $$$, I will pay for the DFS package even though I’ve never played and will likely never use it. Don’t need the cash — be well, bud.

    • baby seal says:
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      Or just add like a donate button / put your Venmo or Cash Tag and I’ll send u $100, if u don’t want to pay taxes on the DFS thing…. seriously.

      • baby seal says:
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        Love talking to myself. Signed up for $10/month

        Do u know if I can add this to my podcast app?

        • NUX says:
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          Use the Patreon App for these pods.

          Also, just buy Grey a Boba/7 mins in Heaven with Pete Alonso via the link/graphic on the Homepage bud

          • baby seal says:
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            Thanks, just did that!! Great rec, NUX.

            LOL, never seen that before. I’ll check it out…. is it NSFW?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, highly NSFW, lots of dirty talk

              • baby seal says:
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                I can’t find it anywhere!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Next week I’m gonna get Donkey to upload his phallic eggplant

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Grey needs a new coffee maker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! We should be okay, hopefully…We answer your question, kinda, on the show

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Baby Seal, we answer your question on the show

        • baby seal says:
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          BABY SEAL YOU FUCKING MORON

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What? Never, Baby Seal!

            • baby seal says:
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              Hahaha, just messing around, because you repeated yourself.

              Guess I’ll have to tune in to find out what the F you’re talking about!

              Got another episode of The Crown in… all is well here now. We made chili yesterday, but I still haven’t washed the crock pot. This is a lame story. Hopefully yours are much better! Haha

              Everyone on my gf’s side of the family (or their friends) seem to be getting Corona, or getting WAY TOO CLOSE to getting Corona.

              Her sister’s bf is an EMT and just tested positive. Her best friend’s father, who wants to reopen his chiropractic office (is that how u say it??? lol) just tested positive. He surfs all the time w/ her dad. Yes, they are still surfing in Long Beach, LI. Also, her sister went back for Easter.

              Her father *probably* has it now. This is a guy who is just recovering from cancer not too long ago. Needless to say, my gf is not taking the news so great, but she’s alright. She worries a bit much sometimes, but this time it’s warranted. I think she may have been the Boy Who Cried Wolf a little too much, though. You can’t bludgeon people to death with warnings — at the end of the day — they WILL do whatever the F they want to do.

              Some people just won’t take this seriously until it hits them in the fking face. I don’t understand it, but that’s how the world works.

              I want to restart this economy as much as the next guy, but flyover country needs a wake up call first, IMO. Hopefully we can soon. This whole shituation is enough to make anyone go mad.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What kind of chili? Ground beef?

                Crown was good, stop resisting…

                Yikes, that’s not good about the family…I know a handful of people who got it, but everyone’s recovered so far *knock on wood*

                • baby seal says:
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                  IT’S AMAZING, NO RESISTING!!!

                  Haha, hearing your recs on this pod. I’m texting her what you’ve been saying — she says, “you better shift your priorities around if you want to watch all these shows!”

                  You sold me on The American and Ozark, so far. I tried BCS when it came out… bored me to death. Limped my way through season 1. Life’s too short for that nonsense. I’m almost halfway through the pod now, apparently my name is mentioned later!? Looking forward to it!

                  Dude, I LAUGHED SO HARD in the first 10 mins. Totally worth the $10 already. I literally just paid $10 for a buffalo chicken sandwich… c’mon, people!

                  And finally, yeah, hoping everything turns out OK. I guess we’ll see. Her father is a real good guy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, thanks! I think Donkey and I might have to Zoom in to watch TV with your girlfriend

                    • baby seal says:
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                      ROFL, we can do it if you want!

                      I let her listen to the last 10mins when you mentioned my name. Roasting my comment size… haha, bigger is better, baby! (I know you’re messing around, all good!)

                      Way to punt the question, though! I had a few others too, just FYI, that’s the one Donk picked!

                      I mean, Donkey teaches yoga, doesn’t eat sugar (sugar beets, maybe?), wheat, grinds his own coffee, and gardens… WTF? Completely shocked. I thought he was a cool guy.

                      Really interesting to hear that you used to write for Warner Bros.

                      Actually, AE called me as I was just finishing the pod. We had a nice little chat on baseball and going over somethings I had read, then I asked him some strategy questions, mostly about in-season management. Good times!

                      I could write something up for you guys on some research or whatever. Since my comments are *so long,* maybe that would be a better way to get my thoughts out there?

                      Anyways, happy to hear that you’re doing well and still fussing around w/ that damn coffee machine, lol. I would’ve told you to just order a normal one on Bed bath for like $100. That’s what I have — works fine, lol. You just need good beans!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha — Donkey is a sneaky hippie apparently…I had no idea either — I wish I had known I only needed to spend like $100 before I spent the $300!

                    • baby seal says:
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                      AND he’s a vegetarian!!!! Live your life Donkey!!!

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      Damn, my healthy lifestyle just got roasted by a baby seal

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nice, thanks!

                  • baby seal says:
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                    hahahaha DONK!!

  9. NUX says:
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    Dearest Grey, et all:

    Does anyone want to play in a $25 Double Up – NFBC Bestball?

    2 Hour clock

    Top 5 teams win $50

    There are 8 of us right meow, me and some buds, but looking for 4 more to join up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NFBC is still doing leagues?

      • baby seal says:
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        1000%

      • NUX says:
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        Yea lots of people doing the Football Bestballs now over there. The baseball ones are filling up a lot less often.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait, this is football or baseball?

          • NUX says:
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            baseball. only always. baseball.

            football is for bullies

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice! What’s a Double Up mean?

              • NUX says:
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                Top 5 Teams get $50. So your doubling you buy-in. Pay 25 to win 25 is really all it is. And then 6th place gets like $12 site credits.

    • baby seal says:
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      I’ve never heard of the format — I’d be game as long as it’s not too wonky / takes up a lot of time — let me know! @Rinaldi224 on Twitter if u want to DM, too

      • baby seal says:
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        OK, I lied, saw this format get released last week when I was doing my OCs, then forgot about it. Looks very interesting

        I’m down.

        Are u playing on NFBC, or recreating the league on FT?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      When’s the draft?

      • NUX says:
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        Whenever we can get #12 to join. It starts 15 mins later

        HMU on Twitter, that would be best to DM there for me.

      • NUX says:
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        @NUX_34

  10. komodos says:
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    Just signed up for the ad free.
    You guys are awesome, best of luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  11. FrankGrimes says:
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    And here I was waiting for Rudy to Offer me a rebate hahaha

    • baby seal says:
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      Don’t be that guy!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy would refund you, if you want

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        I kid I kid
        Don’t mind me
        Just prepping for some frijoles borrachos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drunken beans?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            better know as a la charra
            Come on down where you at and you never had some haha…
            Prolly not at the swanky places you frequent

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs doesn’t eat beans, and usually when she doesn’t eat something (pork) I still eat it, but beans I’ve sorta abandoned

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Mmm… pork

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can’t quit it

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Why would you!
                    Pork belly burnt ends should get cougs saying more pork please ha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Between you and me, I made ground pork in a dish the other night and she thought it was beef

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Haha. Ground pork for some quick ramen is Delicious too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, we can’t talk about this anymore bc if she’s snooping thru comments I’m so screwed

  12. Ferris says:
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    Gavin Lux or Mike Soroka in points league (3 pitching pts per K)? I have Wong, Odor and McMahon as backups)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

  13. Just went ad free. A total no brainer. Without you guys I go back to paying a hell of a lot more for a hell of a lot less. I could write another 1000 words about how good this site is and the amazing value for money it provides but i’ll keep it short. Thanks guys your the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate it!

  14. joeurso1 says:
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    Contributed. Thanks for what you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate it!

  15. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’m Podcast Backwasswards. I listen to this one, and usually just on the site. Downloaded the Patreon App and I cant search and find Razzball, Grey Albright or Donkey. I did find some nice things from a Greg Loring-Albright however so thanks!

    Anyhoo, little direction needed for 16.5 cents.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Oh, you want me to read your article to the bottom and click on the link already provided. Got it. Yeah that works.

        still can’t search and find you on the APP however, but this will do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem!

  16. Ad Free! Thanks for all your hard work. You have helped me a lot. Keep on truckin Brother Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Smitty!

  17. Ad Free! Thanks for all your hard work. You’ve helped me a lot through the years.
    Keep on truckin Brother Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You da man!

  18. smitty says:
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    Ad Free! Thanks for all your hard work, RB has helped me a lot through the years.
    Keep on truckin Brother-Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brother man!

  19. Ad Free!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your excitement for ad-free is infectious!

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I need to try me some of that ad-free!!!

        • Thanks to you too Donk! ducking Grey’s drafts aside…

  20. OOOPS! Was obviously having trouble, please delete the dupes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

      • Was getting error messages and then it went hog wild – hang tough brother

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

          • baby seal says:
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            hahahaha, honestly thought he created multiple “Smitty” accounts and just kept buying add-free w/ them

            Would’ve been ingenious!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ingenious indeed

  21. Mike Adamson says:
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    I remember Sally Struthers when she was Sally Ann Struthers and he appeared in Five Easy Pieces (1970) with Jack Nicholson and we got to see her very fine rack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She was smoking then! (Well, maybe not smoking)

  22. rick brown says:
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    Count me ad-free!! Thanks Grey and your fellow writers for keeping all us baseball nerds from going totally insane .
    Really appreciate what you do.
    From the Great White North,RICK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate it!

  23. LOLmets says:
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    Remember when there used to be things to do and talk about? That was so cool.

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