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Feeding the Abscess

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#11692986 2014 MLB Season Discussion

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 16 April 2014 - 04:44 AM

Thanks. I really didn't follow a whole lot last year, the Astros were what I like to call a train wreck. I did make it out to a game in Pittsburgh, but by not being in the NL Central, I didn't really pay attention to any of those teams.


It's too early to give up on any team, unless you are a Cubs or Marlins fan. Astros fans keep hope alive, we are a second half team.

Speaking of keeping hope alive, George Springer is on his way!

#11690153 2014 MLB Season Discussion

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 15 April 2014 - 01:10 AM

I can't figure out what is going on with them. Was Choo that much of a spark plug at the top of the lineup?

Only Cabrera, Votto and Trout had a better OBP last year. I'd say he was a huge part of their offense.


It'd also help if they had an offense besides Votto and Bruce.

Not that the O's are much better. As bad as the starting pitching has been, most of the games have been winnable if they could just score a few runs.

Frazier, Ludwick, Mesoraco, and Phillips are all league average offensively for their positions, and Frazier and Mesoraco have upside. If Ludwick is healthy he could be quite a bit better than league average. Phillips shouldn't be hitting in the top half of the lineup though.

#11611684 The New RBI Baseball

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 14 March 2014 - 11:10 PM

Baseball Stars was the king of the NES baseball games.

#11592409 UPDATED: Dark Souls II Pre Order - OOS: Amazon, Walmart, GS, BB, NewEgg

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 08 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

In regards to GS and the coupon I just came across this from another thread and plan on using it for my DkS II CE. 


It is 20% off a USED game. However, I have done this plenty of times - I purchase a used game, it doesn't matter which one, then I immediately return it for store credit. I then use the credit toward the purchase of my new game, or in this case, my DkS II CE. 


I did this a lot w/ the 50% extra trade in bonus and *never* had a problem. Employees were always cool about it. Coupon below is good until March 31st. I suggest getting the store credit before the midnight release. Nobody likes someone that holds up a line during a midnight release lol. 




Don't you just get store credit with the 20% discount baked in? So instead of $50 in store credit, you're only getting $40. Or, in other words, exactly what you paid.

#11582946 Any interest in a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league?

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 05 March 2014 - 05:44 AM

W/L should be dumped for QS. No sense in having a negative category for pitchers if you've got nothing going on for the batters.

Pitcher walks, W, L, CG, and SHO could be replaced by IP and QS. It'd keep the pitching balance towards SP, while still making relievers relevant with saves, holds, WHIP and ERA.

#11556646 GGT 307 decided to cosplay as Lightning

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 25 February 2014 - 05:55 AM

Playing Killer Instinct, I got matched up against a guy higher rank than me for an exhibition match (where you can keep on rematching over and over if you want, unlike Ranked). Went 1-1 with Jago (I don't play him but trying to unlock an achievement with him), so I switched to Sadira (my main) and won 5 in a row. The whole time, dude is talking a bunch of stupid shit but the best was him trying to trash talk me at the end and he says "you're horrible, she has no fucking ground game, that's why you stay in the air the whole time". No shit, dude. Sadira has a double jump and 2 air specials. She's an air character. Classic fighting game shit talker.

I would love watching my homeboy play MK vs DC and Mortal Kombat. He wiped the floor with pretty much everybody he played. The hatemail was epic. The better players sent respectmail though.

#11556569 GGT 307 decided to cosplay as Lightning

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 25 February 2014 - 05:15 AM

Deus Ex HR was more like best stealth game of the generation.

Alpha Protocol

#11556100 GGT 307 decided to cosplay as Lightning

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 25 February 2014 - 02:26 AM


Robert Carlyle could boss the shit out of that line.

#11553972 Where are the PS4s?

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 24 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

They're in millions of people's houses.




Sorry, I don't have any relevant info for you. Just garden-variety trolling.

#11530820 MLB 14: The Show - PS3/Vita Out Now, PS4 Out May 6 - New: Forward-Compatible...

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 16 February 2014 - 02:57 AM

I'm glad they worried more about "meticulously rendered facial hair" than about putting more stat categories in the game.

What baffles me is that in 12, they couldn't add career doubles, triples, slugging, that kind of stuff... but they did add advanced stats. World Series 2k3 had career and active leaderboards for pretty much every stat in the game (did they have yearly ones, too? Can't remember). On PS2. Eleven years ago. There's no reason MLB The Show can't get career and active leaderboards for the stats in its game.


On top of that, many of the metrics they went with are outdated or have been improved upon.

#11488324 Another Obama Lie : He knew Benghazi was terror attack, not protest

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 31 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

It was an embassy, man. Innocent diplomats, great people. You don't fire shoulder mounted rockets at embassies.


People deserve to be called out on Benghazi, though I think it's obvious that Republicans are more concerned with smearing the administration than they are with actual justice. But they aren't wrong.

The US embassy in Libya was and is in Tripoli, not Benghazi. The compound in Benghazi was a mission.


As is now common knowledge, the mission contained a CIA outpost that held locals. Additionally, weapons were moved through this outpost, with many reports linking those weapons to Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens also was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Libyan rebels in their efforts to oust Qaddafi - Stevens was even dispatched as the US envoy to the Libyan opposition in April of 2011.


What happened in Benghazi was a classic case of blowback, the results of clandestine operations that the public is generally not made aware of - the unseen effects of imperialism. This was not a case of crazies attacking an official embassy of kind, gentle souls bringing light into the darkness of the world. Until Benghazi is discussed in this manner, and not in the foolish and childish rantings of Republicans wondering why Marines, tanks, and bombers weren't flown in to incinerate the area, or why there wasn't a military division stationed there to thwart potential attacks, it's detrimental to any serious attempts at finding a solution to the incident.

#11432826 2014 MLB Season Discussion

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 10 January 2014 - 06:29 AM

Because baseball is "sacred" and nobody cheated until 1988.

The sacred Mitchell Report said steroid use was 'prevalent' in 1973. Plus Mays, Aaron and others were the ones who told players in the 80s where to get amphetamines and other performance enhancing products. This was revealed in the crack scandal. I guess it's scandalous for Barry Bonds to have career years at 37 and 38, but not for Hank Aaron, whose two best seasons by ISO/wRC+/OPS were his age 37 and 39 seasons.


Craig Biggio is the hitting analog to Tom Glavine. If Glavine's first ballot HOF, Biggio should be as well. Actually, after looking it over a bit, I give the edge to Biggio.

#11430115 CAGcast #350: Sports Injury Virginity

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 09 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

PS+ is also getting BioShock Infinite and Brothers (I know little about it, but it's a buzzy title [edit: you guys talked about it after I posted]) for PS3 this month. Pretty sweet month for PS+.


I was against PS+ for a long time, but since getting it I've come around on it. Still think it's lame that it's required for PS4 multiplayer, but it's debatable as to whether I'll even be playing games anymore by the time I get through Skyrim, Red Dead, Dishonored, Deus Ex, Dark Souls II (I'm assuming it'll be worth playing 100+ hours) and a few others.


Additionally, I can attest to Cheapy's feelings about being thankful for being able to walk normally after an injury. Blew up my ankle while playing basketball in 2011, and it just never healed properly, leaving me unable to play basketball anymore. It's really lame being in your 20s and not being able to do something you've loved doing nearly your entire life. It's also a nice reminder of your mortality.

#11420009 GGT 297 was cyber bullied by Hideki Kamiya

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 05 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

Ten hour toki towa youtube is needed.

#11395953 The 2013/2014 NBA Thread

Posted by Feeding the Abscess on 29 December 2013 - 02:22 AM

There was a story a few years back about him simply leaving practice to eat a bowl of fruit loops in the locker room*. So he's never been all that committed. I'm guessing all the injury troubles have left him not wanting to deal with playing in the NBA anymore.


*Though I should note that LeBron's pre-game meal is a 20 piece chicken mcnugget. And he was eating french fries after being declared out of tonight's game. Dwight Howard ate the equivalent of 24 Hershey bars of candy a day. Pro athletes typically aren't pro athletes because they take care of themselves to an insane degree. They're largely there because they won the genetic lottery.