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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    I mean the same districts overwhelmingly voted for Larry Krasner. I think public safety was/is generally at the top of everyone's minds, is my point.
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    I'm with Cliffy - the people suffering the most from the gun scourge should have the most say, and that's how it worked out.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    I guess? I don't see that being the narrative, but to each their own.

    What I see is 8% of the City's electorate - and in no way a majority of voters at the polls - decided the mayor of the 6th largest city in the country. That's pathetic.
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    I guess? I don't see that being the narrative, but to each their own.

    What I see is 8% of the City's electorate - and in no way a majority of voters at the polls - decided the mayor of the 6th largest city in the country. That's pathetic.
    I like the Alaska ranked choice system with the "Top 4" primary & general election. Making voters rank 10 or so candidates is getting out of hand.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    I guess? I don't see that being the narrative, but to each their own.

    What I see is 8% of the City's electorate - and in no way a majority of voters at the polls - decided the mayor of the 6th largest city in the country. That's pathetic.
    I like the Alaska ranked choice system with the "Top 4" primary & general election. Making voters rank 10 or so candidates is getting out of hand.
    Yeah I think Maine does something similar?

    I saw some R's in the State House (PA) are proposing primary runoffs, which I hate. This makes voters have to show up 2, 3 times just for the primaries. Apparently this is because the party wants to get rid of the Mastriano types.

    So there's some motivation on both sides of the aisle, which is what it'll take - motivation from within the major parties to change state law. But more often than not shove a bunch of Dems in enough to keep it competitive and there's a more realistic change of happening. Which btw congrats to Heather Boyd in Delco to keep the House majority.

    I like RCV then Approval voting, though I feel like approval voting would be easier to pass.
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    Re: primary runoffs, well I'm an election worker and I really hate the idea of working more elections. Ranked choice does the job of a runoff election all in one fell swoop. (no idea if I wrote that expression out correctly)  Republicans lost some high profile ranked-choice votes (Maine and Alaska, not sure anywhere else) so I think the well must be poisoned for them but I imagine they blew some opportunities (especially in Georgia) where it might've helped them.

    I had nothing to do with Heather Boyd's victory but glad it happened. (I heard that 50,000 doors were knocked in that race - 5x the number of votes the winner got. I knocked on literally 24 doors for Havertown races instead.) Mike Zabel used to represent part of Haverford but they moved the lines and he didn't anymore. But yeah, everyone showed up wanting to vote in the special election. I was fortunate to have the knowledge to effectively explain why they couldn't vote in it. Hopefully Mike Zabel and his family and the victims of his actions can all move forwards and live happily ever after (outside of politics for Mr. Zabel, of course).

    Please get friends & family to vote in November for the State Supreme Court election.

    Phillies and Union are really suffering from this age-old runners-up curse. I really hope it doesn't hit Jalen & the Boyz.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,435
    one would think a team with turner, shwarber, harper, realmuto, etc. would be better.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    Wobbie said:
    one would think a team with turner, shwarber, harper, realmuto, etc. would be better.

    you would think so... alas ;neutral: Shwarber sucks i'm sorry. He's kinda like Dave Kingman/Gorman Thomas. Hits a lot of homeruns but also low batting avg. and strikes out a ton.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,589
    Great day in Philly. Ended last night laaaate at the four seasons then the Italian market fest today in which the only group I saw go up the grease pole
    in a hurry and our neighbors won jerry Blavat CD collection and a fucking JERRY BLAVAT SUIT FROM THE 70S
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,607
    A Philly day, for sure.  Nice
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,435
    had to google jerry blavat….

    and, were there some typos in the “up the grease pole” portion? ^^^
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    Jerry was at the 2019 Haverford Italian Festival, the only time it was held. (Doh). I was there!
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    That was one hell of a win. Needed that badly.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    What the hell happened with that “pitch clock violation” on Kimbrel where the clock never got anywhere near zero?
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    edited May 2023
    How'd everyone like those ESPN announcers' 3-hours celebration of the Great Atlanta Braves? I mean you'd have thought they had swept the series and hadn't lost a game all year, let alone got crushed by the Phillies in last year's playoffs - not mentioned once the whole game. And could that stadium be any more racist with "chop" references all over the place and literally built into the lights? Right in the part of the country where Andrew Jackson genocided the southern tribes. What a gross display. That franchise is pretty damn close to Cowboys level for me.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,607
    :lol:
    I don't have to go further than the half empty upper decks for their playoff games back in the day.
    F them.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,435
    How'd everyone like those ESPN announcers' 3-hours celebration of the Great Atlanta Braves? I mean you'd have thought they had swept the series and hadn't lost a game all year, let alone got crushed by the Phillies in last year's playoffs - not mentioned once the whole game. And could that stadium be any more racist with "chop" references all over the place and literally built into the lights? Right in the part of the country where Andrew Jackson genocided the southern tribes. What a gross display. That franchise is pretty damn close to Cowboys level for me.
    yeah, they moved their stadium to the ‘burbs to ensure the crowd was a little more to their liking.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    Holy shit this team isn't as good as we thought we would be. Pitching is pretty bad, hitting is ok. Schwarber sucks ass! Bohm on the IL. Turner isn't living up to the hype. Only bright spots are Harper, Bohm, Castellanos, Stott (?) and once in awhile Wheeler.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    Turner & Schwarber really need to turn it around.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    edited June 2023
    Not great! But at the same time, that run last year I think gave a lot of people amnesia with how much they sucked most of last season.

    Basically on Sunday they had the same record as they did the past two seasons. Losing Bohm right now is a gigantic hole though, they're really grasping at straws now especially with the pitching being as bad as it's been. It's not 'Sky is Falling Bad' right now, but it ain't great! But I still put their playoff chances at a coin flip, which is fine with me. Baseball surely isn't what it used to be, all you have to be is mediocre most of the season and still have a shot. They have to go something like 62-45 the rest of the way to be in realistic shot of the playoffs. I think that's still doable, granted they do have to actually win some games at some point here.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    Needed a sweep tonight, doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen 🙄

    also why the hell is schwarber leading off again? 😡
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,607
    Nicky is having himself a day

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    Needed a sweep tonight, doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen 🙄

    also why the hell is schwarber leading off again? 😡
    And what the hell do I know? Tie game and schwarber has a couple hits 😕
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    https://theathletic.com/4586605/2023/06/06/phillies-ownership-john-middleton-stanley-middleman

    "Middleman, 69, was not deterred by Middleton’s candor during the negotiations.

    “I wanted them to understand my values and my standards,” Middleton said. “That’s not for everybody. I understand that. And all I want them to know is if you’re going to come here, this is what you need to expect. I’m not going to decide to cut my payroll from $240 or $250 million to $175 million. I’m not going to do it. And if that bothers you, then you shouldn’t be talking to me. And I’m not always that rudely blunt. But I want everybody to be clear that if you’re coming with me, you’re signing up for this. Not something else. Stan, God bless him, he’s all in.”"

    Aside from a personal level, which I am not looking to be a fan of, this is surely the kind of shit you want to hear as a fan of the team and the city.

    And based on this sale that would say the conservative price tag of the Phillies would be ~$2.5B, though Gelb says this wasn't an open market price, suggesting they'd sell for higher than that. Stupid Money stuff.

  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    Dang.

    Smells like a BBQ competition out there.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    Dang.

    Smells like a BBQ competition out there.
    I was outside briefly and stupid me also had my windows open til like an hour ago. I started coughing like crazy.

    maybe Greg Luzinski is firing up the grill? :tongue:
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,351
    Just closed up all our windows too - lol.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    Yeah I'm the idiot that was completely oblivious to it all until last night. And today is way worse, I was coughing through my run; turned on the AC to get the air cycled.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,809
    This was at 4am this morning . Right now it’s at like 325 here.
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