To be clear, I have no problem with either one, but it seems like the latter would be “tarnishing the game” much more than the player who’s actually performing the job he’s paid to do. There’s position players pitching that hit 75-80mph, and then there’s Astudillo, who looked like he was playing catch with a 6 year old.
Further, the Twins got two singles in the 9th. Why are they allowed to continue playing the game in the bottom of the 9th but the White Sox aren’t allowed to play in their half of the inning?
Baseball: 1pm CT, ESPN3
Softball: 8:30pm CT, ESPN2
Thought it might be interesting to discuss SpaceX's possible response if Blue Origin's New Glenn and ULA's Vulcan rockets are significantly delayed. After news broke that ULA switched a Space Force mission from Vulcan to Atlas V (at some financial cost) it seems increasingly clear Vulcan is considerably behind schedule.
The main reason for this delay appears to be the late delivery of BE-4 engines from Blue Origin, so far they have only delivered pathfinder engines to ULA, with insufficient thrust to launch Vulcan to orbit. In addition Amazon recently ordered 9 Atlas V launches to deploy their Kuiper satellites, instead of using Blue Origin's New Glenn or at least choosing the cheaper Vulcan (which uses their BE-4 engine) and generate a little business for themself.
Overall it seems very likely the minor problems BO reported with BE-4 are actually shorthand for something quite serious, and it seems they have little faith this engine will be flight certified anytime soon.
So the question is, what do you think SpaceX will do in this situation? Should they play softball and just let things play-out, and allow BO and ULA customers to face increasing delays and hardship? The only other viable alternative is for SpaceX to play hardball and start courting these customers, offering their flight proven vehicles as an alternate route to space. I say "viable alternative" because I can't conceive SpaceX will send some of their propulsion experts over to BO to help fix the problem. While there seems to be some commonality between the Raptor and BE-4 engine (BO headhunted some Raptor design engineers in the early days of development) I doubt very much SpaceX will reach out given BO's adversarial posture.
So what do you think, both BO and ULA have some important customers: commercial, civil (i.e. NASA) and Space Force. What will SpaceX do in this predicament?
I took a risk and signed up hoping for serious attitude and professionalism, doing my first buy sometime on 5th of April.
I was elated when the post-Papa damage control AMA was hosted. It was a very human moment.
But I'm seeing behaviors from the team that go against the veneer of professionalism that originally brought me in. I see holes in the PR direction. I see condescending attitude from the head of the project. I see listing with exchanges that don't comply with tokenomics and thus breaking the fundamental promise the project is built on. I see telling everyone to just hold on and wait, without being clear on mechanisms, implementations and deadlines. I see picking softball AMA questions from Twitch chat sea of comments instead of pre-voted community-decided questions from something like a Saturday AMA Questions Thread.
For a community token, there is some overdue "clearing of the air". There is more to the community relation than having people buy billboards and post on Twitter. It's a two way street.
I'm tagging this FUD because I'm sure there will be calling for my head on a spike because I dared to have a critique.
Baseball: 10am CT, SEC Network
Softball: 12pm CT, ESPN2
With the Women's College World Series going on and the fact James Madison University just beat the #1 seed Oklahoma in extras for the inaugural game, I wanted to know what the rules were. I was wondering if at least during the WCWS if it'd be okay to post this kind of content.
Seasons in which one school won both championships:
I may have #7 on my jersey, be 9th on the batting lineup, positioned at the 3rd base, but I’ll be #1 in your heart.
Threatening the umpire: “the manager of this team says it’s a strike..it’s a strike 🤟🏽
“Sil, break it down…what two things have winning teams used since time immemorial?” “Certain aspects of analytics…and bunting.”
Jimmy where the fucks your uniform? “He didn’t have time to put anything decent on.”
Anyway, 4 balls a walk.
This year is the first time I’ve been subscribed to ESPN +, and also the first time I’ve watched softball all day long. Got to say, I’m really enjoying the tournament so far!