MLB 2020 Season

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by NolanCromwell, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. NolanCromwell

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  2. Leonardfan

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    Thanks for getting this thread started. Hard to believe another season is around the corner. I'll probably do a fantasy baseball team this year so I will go through and list our players at each position to look out for.
     
  3. Bucky

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    I just saw The Brewer's signed Christian Yelich forever. They'll be paying him over next 20 years. Modern Baseball contracts are crazy.
     
  4. Johnny Tightlips

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    looking forward to seeing what Bo Bichette, the only white shortstop in the American league, can do for a full season. I would also love to see Corey Seager get back into perineal MVP candidate form like he was before he got hurt.
     
  5. Shadowlight

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    Best line in the fastest player on each team article linked above is about Brett Gardner.

    "Gardner is going to be 55 years old someday, and he's still going to be faster than you, me and everyone we know."

    So true. Just hope they keep that crazy stalker lady away from him.
     
  6. Leonardfan

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    Pretty sure Bichette is only half white and his mother is some sort of Asian. So no actual white short stops in the AL - pathetic
     
  7. Johnny Tightlips

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    Oh wow I guess I never got a full look at him, I just assumed he was swarthy mediterranean frenchman! His mother appears to have some white in her(probably why shes very pretty). Oh well between him, Tommy Edman, and Taylor Rapp in the NFL, happas are finally getting some representation in sports haha
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  8. Truthteller

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    Doing a quick search, Bichette's mother (Mariana) is from Brazil. Apparently she was a teenager (19) dating an almost 29 year old Dante Bichette Sr. in 1992, when he was playing in Anaheim. She became pregnant that year and had Dante Bichette Jr. -- currently a career minor league roster filler, who was once considered a top prospect for the Yankees. I saw her last year following the Blue Jays and she looked much younger than Bichette Sr., which she is. On TV she also seemed a bit lighter skinned, kind of reminded me of Neo-con, gun-totting princess Dana Loesch of TV/Tea Party fame?

    Until a few minutes ago, I assumed Mrs. Bichette was of Portuguese decent, from Brazil, and tanning quite a bit. Turns out she's the Eurasian daughter of a Chinese-Brazilian man. So unlike Edman and Rapp (half-Chinese), the Bichette boys are probably only a 1/4th Asian. Personally, I consider both white and will root for both as if they are white -- although Dante Jr. is a long-shot to ever be a MLB player? The photo T'Lips posted is the 1st I've ever seen of Dante Jr. and it confirms (to me) what has always been said of him -- he looks exactly like Dante Sr., a white man. Bo, supposedly named after Bo Jackson, has more of a very slight Asian look.

    Another notable MLB player that has a "exotic" mother is Michael Conforto of the Mets. Mom is a gold-medal winning swimmer from Hawaii. Kind of looks like an older, shorter version of Tulsi Gabbard. Like Bichette, I have no problem rooting for Conforto. His mom's maiden name was Ruiz, but that is the name of her mother's husband -- not related to her. My guess, like several athletes from Hawaii -- Kurt Gouveia, Shane Victorino and Sid Fernandez, she's of mixed Portuguese decent?


    P.S: Shadow, wild story regarding Gardner's stalker. I believe Joe Girardi or Brian Cashman (or both) claimed Gardy was the favorite player of their teen daughters. So, he's more popular than most would expect, among women?
     
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  9. La France Blanche

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    If he's 3/4 white and 1/4 Asian, he's basically white.

    Taylor Rapp is different because he's half and half, and only identifies with his Asian side and doesn't consider himself white at all, so I don't either.
     

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