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  1. 1 hour ago, Sirhornsalot said:

    In the realm of what JoeyWa was talking about . . . we have a whiskey distiller here in Lewisville. Its Bendt Distillery. They make bourbon and distribute to restaurants and stores all over the DFW metroplex. Needless to say, the order for whiskey have slowed to a crawl so they are using excess alcohol and making hand sanitizer gel with it. They are distributing it free at their downtown Lewisville location.

    Well now, I cannot speak for any hogwash cockamammie story like orders for whiskey being slowed to a crawl.  I am doing my part and supporting the bourbon industry, likely to the chagrin of my lovely wife.  :)

  2. 4 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

    My wife and I have been ordering out almost every night. A lot of restaurants have had to close their dining rooms but are still offering carry out. They need our help to stay afloat.

    This is very important, and good on you for doing this.

    Also, one thing to remember about this, not only are the restaurants in need of the support, there is an entire community of suppliers that provide goods and services to restaurants that are feeling a mighty pinch right now.  All of that food, drinks, paper and cleaning supplies as well as the companies that distribute this to each restaurant are part of this.  The foodservice industry will be forever changed when this is over.  And I fear not in a good way.

  3. While the idea itself is probably the right thing to do, the possible long-term implications will be something to watch. Logistically speaking, going from baseball roster sizes of ~35 to possibly 50 creates concern. Funding of additional scholarships is an issue. If HS baseball season is cancelled, there’s a strong likelihood that some of the seniors that would be strong candidates to leave for the draft out of HS will instead come to campus. Scholarship limits will have to be waived and adjusted. What will be the limit on numbers?  Will this affect the current 11.7 scholarships moving forward?  What about how the locker rooms are set up?  Currently there are prob ~40 lockers available at UT. What do you do for the extra 10 players?  How do coaches manage their rosters with a possible increase of 25%?  What about equipment and uniforms?  Increased costs. For schools like Texas, where baseball makes money, that might be less of an issue, but what about smaller schools without the resources of a UT?  

    If the NCAA doesn’t handle this correctly, and I have very little faith that they will based on history, this could be an astronomical failure for college baseball. And I’m only talking about baseball. There are all the other Spring sports to think about as well. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, MikeV73 said:

    Was feeling lonely all by myself on the thread...had to lash out at someone😄.  Thanks for the insight, appreciate your game coverage as well.

    Thanks. Shortest season I can ever recall. 
    I was doing PBP on Twitter last night from a hotel restaurant before my flight departed. Didn’t have all of my resources so the game thread took a backseat. Appreciate the follow and the comments. 

  5. 4 hours ago, MikeV73 said:

    Question for those in the know here....Our pitcher starts from way out on the edge of the pitching rubber.  Does he do this to get tailing motion on his pitches as they head to the plate?  Or is this just how some pitchers like to setup for their comfort zone?

    Not sleeping. On a plane. 

    It’s a combination of the two. Depends on the pitcher. Most of the time they set up where they are most comfortable, like a batter in the batter’s box. 

  6. Many NCAA schools are doing the same. Conference hoops tourneys will be sparsely attended, if the conference even decides to host them at all. 

    Also UT has announced a 2-week spring break for students. 

    Bourbon stockpile: check

    One-wipe Charlie’s stash-check

    Briskets/Robs/Pork Shoulders in freezer-check

    Wood for smoking-check

    Ranch Style Beans-check




    I’m set. 

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