And the Winner Is….

Parachat. Somehow we got 72 votes although there's no way in hell we've had 72 different people go through the chat room. Fraud!!! The good news is that we were able to embed the chat into our web design which makes us happy. What also makes us happy is if you go to the chat page, you'll notice right below the "Connect" button a link that says "Free User Name Registration". If you guys wouldn't mind taking a moment and registering your nicknames it would help. Basically go through their registration process and then everytime you enter Parachat, enter with whatever nickname you registered and it'll ask you for a password once the page loads up. Sweet and simple! If you prefer the floaty window version of Parachat, that's still available. Once you enter the site, there's a button at the bottom that has four arrows pointing to each corner of the box. Click that and you get the popup window version. The only problem I've encountered so far is that once I enter Parachat, it won't let me minimize Firefox. Can't have everything I suppose. TCR donate The final order of business is the annoying ads. We certainly don't want to take your money, but if we could get about fifteen to twenty of you to donate $5 a piece (we need $75 total), once Paypal skims off the top, we'll have enough for the advanced room which eliminates the ads and gives some administration features. You can of course donate just to show your appreciation for the site and all amounts are welcome. Donations of $100 or more get you a date with Transmission. $500 or more you get a happy ending.
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whats the point of registering a name?

no one can steal your nickname and pretend to be you and if we get the paid version then with the admin controls I can boot the troublemakers.

You certainly don't have to....

I'll give you a few bucks.

The homer dolphin lives on!

~dolphin~

If we don't get the $75 bucks (or reasonably close) by the weekend, I BELIEVE I can refund your money.

But I could be wrong about that....

i don't mind registering (I already did), I was just trying to figure out the benefit of it.

i will send some cash - it is worth not having ads.

~Yell1~

This may be the happiest day of my life.

Donation is on its way.

thanks guys, you're all being more than generous

Donation made. I mostly lurk, but you guys do great work. Keep it up!

And be sure to tell us the total amount this fund drive raises over the next several days. :-)

Donation coming soon. TCR League money coming soon, too.

Soon = 1, 2 days.

BTW, I was totally stoked to donate $100, but I have this rule against Tranny dates.

/someone had to say it ;-)

oh yeah, finally listened to that tune you sent me jacos, funny stuff. Is there an Internet link somewhere so I can let the crowd know in the Friday Notes. Uploading it and all is kind of a pain...

Anyone else getting a green screen with audio on non-Mosaic MLB.tv?

And be sure to tell us the total amount this fund drive raises over the next several days.

Well if my plan works I'll be owning a small Caribbean island and AZ Phil will be running the joint. :)

MLB.tv problem fixed. Nevermind.

Why buy an island when you can buy a historic NL franchise?

Priorities, priorities...

Donation made, although I don't think I qualify for the date.

Been pretty much a lurker for the last year or two, but now that I find myself checking in daily I guess it's finally time to contribute a bit. A donation is on it's way. Hope to run into you guys in the chat room sometime soon...

I hate how easily the Twins score runs.

BB.
Strikeout.
Funniest stolen base I've seen in a while (you'll see it in Sportscenter -- Jason Tyner literally slid and crawled to second base. He was lucky Alberto Castillo's throw was awful (he threw from his knees, Pudge style)
Texas leaguer to right, Tyner scores.

100 and 500!?!?!?!

When you called me, Rob, you said 1000 and 5000!!!!!!!

Harrumph.

You do realize, that any amount of money that you raise beyond 75, I will attribute to my enormous sex-appeal.

How appropriate is it that a Chicago-related vote has more votes registered than possible voters.....

90/10 split is pretty fair pimp/prostitute economics...so I'm told.

sweet Broxton struck out the side against Milwaukee, now if they could only come back and take the lead to get him the win it would make for a good fantasy night.

Dropping $500 to the TCR fund would also make for a good fantasy night.

Dan Wheeler and Brad Lidge, two of the game's best relievers, get pummeled on back to back nights. That's not a good fantasy night.

meh...Cordero gets a gift strike call to end the game.

Well, the Brewers are 2-0. The Pirates are an out away from 2-0. The Cards and Astros are both headed for 0-2.

HA! Korey followed by Bynum vs Joe Nathan tonight. Gotta love ex-Cubs.

Sosa got his first hit...single

nice: who's chatting now:

2Naughty2Sweet, Anaya, AngelIsMe, Aniday, badsanta, Bissy, Devar, Erich_, feelingnaughty, FISTYBOY, frisky, K9, LITTLESTAR, lovetogodown, marijuana, nikhil79, Nom, Nonsense, Parachat_Romeo, sepp, sexxysuemarie, SirLunchaLot, SUPERSTUD, switpari, WhateverDamnit, WhiteEagle

Pujols coming up as the tying run vs Heilman

where did that list come from kjk?

i tried to sign up as FISTBOY, but ALAS!

aw thanks....our chat isn't advertised though on their site like geesee was so no worries.

i sent a blast of "artillery" across your bow, but ALAS! it was only a welcome message ....

*giggle-man*

yeah, forgot I had that open actually. Bummer I missed it.

funds transferred from super-secret swiss bank account. transmission better be wearing something skimpy ...

Rob G-
I was just sent the attachment, not sure where it came from.

thnx....I'll figure a way to upload it.

ah nevermind, I found it online...

bricks and ivy radio

Go Rockies youngsters! Tulowitzki double to right to tie the game, Iannetta single to left to win it.

I'm really starting to like that group, TG. They might not be the class of that division this year.. but just wait around a couple years.

Once O'Dowd finally found a plan and stuck to it, it's paying off. He's finally building the right team for playing at altitude.

Yo trans guy, how did you fix your mlb.tv? just curios.

[...] If you know of any other lists, feel free to mention them in the comments. Also, don’t forget about our parachat/donation drive if you can spare a few bucks. [...]

Just made my donation. I also mostly lurk around here, but I love the writing and have resolved to chat/participate/chill-out more with the community starting this season.

I feel so disenfranchised.

Glad to have ya, DeeJ, hope to hear more from ya in the future!

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Sent in my bucks. Where the hell is my cookie?

I donated. Still havent received my cookie in the email.

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Well so much for chat for me. Parachat is blocked at work. Have fun chatting.

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[...] - We’re going to make our quota for the ad-free version of Parachat plus a bit extra, so thanks to everyone who donated. I’ll announce the final tally next week. [...]

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  • LHP Clayton Richard (released by the Cubs earlier this month) is pitching very well as a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres and could be a good candidate to get traded to a contender looking for a veteran SP before tomorrow night's post-season roster eligibility deadline.

    Because they released him, the Cubs are paying most of Richard's 2016 salary (the Cubs are on the hooks for $2M, minus the pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary that is paid by the Padres).

    Arizona Phil 13 min 34 sec ago view
  • it is honestly awesome (for real) that anyone would even have a strong opinion on AZL playoffs. i guess if you invest enough time watching it, you want to see a fair/just playoff structure.

    plus, the kids deserve it.

    crunch 14 min 24 sec ago view
  • The AZL team with the best record over the course of the full 2016 AZL season and the only AZL team to play .600 ball (the AZL Dodgers) did not qualify for the AZL playoffs, and the AZL East Division team with the best record over the course of the full season (the AZL Athletics) did not qualify for the AZL playoffs, either. 

    That's because of the ridiculous "split season" schedule most of the minor leagues now play, a stupid system that rewards mediocrity at the expense of the worthy. 

    Arizona Phil 21 min 5 sec ago view
  • Despite good movement on his fastball, I think location kept him from getting Ks. Left some pitches up and away that got hammered up and away. Then of course Travis Wood gave up the 2-run double in the 7th, but both runs counted against Arrieta.

    Charlie 57 min 27 sec ago view
  • "i'm gonna make you my main squeeze one day, bro. save the date."

    This level of discourse is #charming.

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 57 min 58 sec ago view
  • I would be having this discussion with anyone who (a) blathered on ad nauseum about the topic. (See, "Olt, Mike, not given an opportunity") or (b) responded directly to what I posted (which you did).

    Have a nice day.

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 1 hour 41 sec ago view
  • what would you do without me? aside from having your posting content here cut by 75%+?

    i'm gonna make you my main squeeze one day, bro. save the date.

    crunch 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • In this instance, yes, I care more about the result of this big thing that isn't really a big thing.

    #crunchsplaining

    #willlistentojeffsullivanmorethanyou

    #blessyourheart

    #hitler

    #tcrmartyr

    #billyhamiltonwar

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Two things:

    Fangraphs WAR #s include baserunning and Hamilton is elite at that. He leads in SBs with the 54 and and has an 87% rate which is really good. I'm sure once he gets on base he's able to take the extra base quite often too. Both those things will up his overall WAR value.

    The differences between BR and FG WAR is pretty well documented online and thus If there are discrepancies it's fairly easy to figure out why. It's fairly well accepted that BR WAR is fine as a snapshot but FG is better at predicting future value.

    johann 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • i have no doubt at all you quit reading at that point. you're very enamored with outcomes without caring what it takes to get there.

    the fact it's exploitable, especially without someone to cover the running game for him, as well it's evolution in how people are testing possible exploits is interesting to some people...to me...i'm some people...hurrah.

    some people want to check the boxscore to see who won, some want to know how it went down.

    crunch 1 hour 21 min ago view
  • I read it as him saying it's not really that much of a concern and that the one time it really cost Lester, vs. K.C., was an anomaly.

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 1 hour 26 min ago view
  • if jeff says it, it's cool...when i say it, it's straight from the mouth of hitler.

    aside from the lack of jeff touching on the insane leads runners take and lester's inability to throw if he's fielding, this is a lot of what i've said about the issue.

    exploitable, needs his own personal catcher to control his shortcomings, relies on his ability to get outs along with his personal catcher keeping runners in check before things become further exploited...

    crunch 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • That would be Rice Krispy Treat

    The E-Man 2 hours 47 min ago view
  • "Crunch's cousin"

    Butterfinger or Baby Ruth?

    VirginiaPhil 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • I saw the first three innings and the last three, so I didn't see Arrieta get hit. His stuff looked nasty at first...what happened? Any insight from anyone who watched?

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 3 hours 13 min ago view
  • That question came from CRUNCH's cousin.

    The E-Man 3 hours 16 min ago view