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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from Kevin in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Got to meet (and play video games) with Joc a couple of days ago. Basically was just talking about the Angels and Trout with him. I should get a 1% finders fee for this. 
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from jordan in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Got to meet (and play video games) with Joc a couple of days ago. Basically was just talking about the Angels and Trout with him. I should get a 1% finders fee for this. 
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from Rally Gorilla in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Got to meet (and play video games) with Joc a couple of days ago. Basically was just talking about the Angels and Trout with him. I should get a 1% finders fee for this. 
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    TobiasFunke reacted to John Taylor in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    So getting Joc seemed to me a lot like getting a younger Kole Calhoun (stats wise) lets look at the 2019 numbers:
     
    Kole: .232/.325/.467/.792 OPS - 33 HR - 74 RBI - 2.3 WAR - 162 K - 152 G - 10.5 Million Salary 2019
    Joc: .249/.339/.538/.876 OPS - 36 HR - 74 RBI - 3.3 WAR - 111 K - 149 G - Making 5 Million this season (I think)
     
    One intangible thing is that Joc's younger brother has Down Syndrome and is quite close to Pujols, and Pujols' foundation does a lot for Joc's brother.
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Got to meet (and play video games) with Joc a couple of days ago. Basically was just talking about the Angels and Trout with him. I should get a 1% finders fee for this. 
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from John Taylor in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Got to meet (and play video games) with Joc a couple of days ago. Basically was just talking about the Angels and Trout with him. I should get a 1% finders fee for this. 
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    TobiasFunke reacted to the dude abides in Angels sign Julio Teheran (1 year, $9 million)   
    @InsideThePark, @TobiasFunke, @HaloMagic
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    TobiasFunke reacted to Yellow Balloon in Brad Ausmus Named Angels Skip   
    Scioscia's response: "Hold my Peroni"

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    TobiasFunke reacted to eligrba in Brad Ausmus Named Angels Skip   
    Every time I see this I imagine Trump responding to a question concerning the rights of people making less than a billion dollars.
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from Taylor in Angels opt out of stadium lease in Anaheim   
    What about the area where the NFL team was going to be put in the City of Industry right at the 57/60.
     
    The City of Industry Angels
    Los Angeles Angels of Diamond Bar
    Los Angeles Angels of Freeways
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    TobiasFunke reacted to Mark68 in Angels opt out of stadium lease in Anaheim   
    Brea Angels of Carbon Canyon
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    TobiasFunke reacted to T.G. in Who do you NOT want as the next manager?   
    AJ Pierzynski. 
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    TobiasFunke reacted to nando714 in Official Thread: Angels Manager/Coaching Staff Thread   
    Billy has had his eye on Girardi since last off season.
    they were boys in the Bronx and he will bring Joe to the left coast.
    pumped if that move was made. 
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    TobiasFunke reacted to mulwin444 in Video Game Reviews: What Are You Playing?   
    Yeah, I think that was confusing for a lot of people.  What BioWare really needed to do was come right out and say "you CAN do these things but don't NEED to do these things" and it would have saved a lot of headaches.  And this could be said with most of the game - you CAN explore, you CAN do all the tasks, you CAN mine minerals, you CAN craft...all these things are possible...you just don't NEED to to get the best playthrough.  They did a poor job of communicating that though. 
    Problem was EA pushed the game out the door before it was ready (they needed a game for their empty 2016  financial fourth quarter, which ranged from Jan to March 2017, and "ME:A" was it) so some systems that would have been re-worked through QA got put out as-is and the game suffered for it.  
    Depending on your playthrough and profile, there are few things I would absolutely recommend crafting if you want to take the time:
     - The "Ghost" assault rifle is, in my opinion, the best AR in the game but can only be crafted and not found.  Blueprints are in the "Research" partition.  
     - The Dhan shotgun is the most powerful I've encountered.  You can find those out in loot drops but I liked crafting mine.
     - The Heleus Armor.  It can only be crafted but it was one of the best.
     - Usually have the Blackwidow Sniper Rifle and modify it to 4 shots before having to reload.
    Obviously, the Angaran, Kett and other armors you find in the field work as well but I found these as a step above.
    As for selling, I just go in and sell everything that I'm not equipped with to make it easier.  I also stock up on the Remnant Keys so I don't have to mess with the puzzles.  
    I usually use the "Explorer" profile and have powers defaulted to left trigger with "Pull", right trigger with "Throw" and cycle the third power as either "Flamethrower" or "Backlash".
     
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from mulwin444 in Video Game Reviews: What Are You Playing?   
    I just saved the Salarian Ark and I feel like I'm back on a linear track like you said. I'm definitely doing the Ryder's Family Secrets. My biggest issue is the "menu" and everything else is so hard to figure out. I haven't even bothered crafting or buying/selling stuff. It's so non-user friendly. I came to the conclusion last night that I don't have to buy, sell, craft, etc. because so long as I upgrade my weapons via pick ups I'm kicking ass through the story just fine. It's just all a bit confusing to me.
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    TobiasFunke reacted to mulwin444 in Video Game Reviews: What Are You Playing?   
    No problem for me as I didn't make it! ?
    For me, I've played it through a bunch of times with playthroughs ranging from 40hrs to 110hrs.  Just some advice to streamline it if you are mired somewhere:
     - Any mission labeled "Task:" is not necessary to complete.
     - Every planet can be made 100% viable by simply activating the planet's vault and doing the required planet-specific missions (ex. On Voeld, destroying the Kett base and activating the vault will put you right near 100%. Kadara - Reyes/Sloane missions and Vault activation)
     - You CAN research and upgrade weapons and armor but enemies will drop gear equivalent to your level.  Or, once you get AVP perk, select the one for weapon/gear caches scattered around planets as they will give you plenty.
     - If you stick to planets specific missions, companion/loyalty missions, Arc rescue missions, and main narrative, you could finish a tight playthrough in 40-50 hrs.
    I ended up giving it between 8 to 8.5
    In my opinion, it has some of the best combat and, with the jet pack, lateral and vertical movement of any BioWare game to date.  Some of the levels are beautifully thought out and rendered, especially the respective main vaults, and really take advantage of the added dimension of the jetpack. My criticisms with it are with UI and how they display the mission as you can get a bit lost.  For me, the game really excels when the action is on foot, like the initial mission on Habitat 7 or the jungle planet Havarl.  Even Eos initially (when you meet Peebee and Drack and activate the first vault) is pretty tight and directed as it's "corridor-ed" by the high levels of radiation.  It's when they open it up that you start getting Assassin's Creed-like "map fatigue" with all the markers scattered with busy-stuff.  Overall, Kadara and Eladaan after Eos, Havarl, and Voeld is just too much but, once you finish Eladaan, the game gets back on the rails with the main narrative and finishes strong with one of the best climaxes in the Mass Effect series.  Additionally, I would encourage you to complete the "Ryder's Family Secrets" mission in it's entirety, including visiting SAM Node on the Hyperion when prompted, as it has one of more engaging narratives in the game.  Sorry to hear it hasn't been to your liking, hope it improves as you go along!
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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from mulwin444 in Video Game Reviews: What Are You Playing?   
    Finally got around to playing ME: Andromeda. It's "meh" so far like all the reviews made it out to be. Sorry Mul.
    I think I'm about 60% done with it.
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    TobiasFunke reacted to nate in Trout being asked about Ohtani all the time   
    Trout doesn't strike me as the type to get jealous or vindictive.  They seem to like Ohtani quite a bit.
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    TobiasFunke reacted to Inside Pitch in Trout being asked about Ohtani all the time   
    Like Mike Trout's teammates did when he came up?
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    TobiasFunke reacted to Chimi in We got him! Ohtani selects the Angels   
    Eppler upon hearing the news...

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    TobiasFunke got a reaction from T.G. in Upton Signs New 5-Year, $106m Deal with Angels   
    Mike Mussina retired years ago
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