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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from T.G. in Fargo Season 2 (potential spoilers)   
    The scene where it's about to go down with Danson on the porch was great. Best episode so far. Every one seems to be better than the last.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from T.G. in Fargo Season 2 (potential spoilers)   
    The part with the thumb was hilarious. I think they picked two perfect actors to play Lou. He's a great character. Kind of sad that we already know the outcome of his wife's cancer battle.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from T.G. in Fargo Season 2 (potential spoilers)   
    Yeah, that is a terrific line. The show is so well written, casted, and directed.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from T.G. in Fargo Season 2 (potential spoilers)   
    I recently read the Mike Milligan character was originally written as an overweight, white guy in his fifties. Would have completely changed the character and the overall vibe of the show.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from T.G. in Fargo Season 2 (potential spoilers)   
    Season 1 was classic. Season 2 is great so far. I think the Indian dude is about to either kill or be killed.
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    Ray McKigney reacted to eligrba in Gameday Thread: Freeway Series - Angels vs. Dodgers (8/14/2020)   
    Are you counting foul balls?
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    Ray McKigney reacted to fan_since79 in Gameday Thread: Freeway Series - Angels vs. Dodgers (8/14/2020)   
    I'll be generous and say Upton goes 0-4 with 3 K's and a hard hit ball to left field.
     
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from fan_since79 in Gameday Thread: Freeway Series - Angels vs. Dodgers (8/14/2020)   
    Upton vs. Kershaw - 6 for 41 15 Ks. Not the best idea to help him out of his slump
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    Ray McKigney reacted to Justin in In terms of slash line, how do you think Trout will perform at the plate this season?   
    Possibly? For sure. Most likely? I dunno. He was hitting .423 in the second half and .475 in August when the season was called off. 
    I was on a family vacation in San Diego in '93, and I asked my dad if we could go to a game at The Murph. It was a doubleheader and as we drove to the game we learned that Tony was only five hits away from 2000. I asked my dad if he thought we might see #2000. He said "It's unlikely." Sure enough, Tony got 5 hits on the evening. 
    My point? Never underestimate Tony Gwynn. As I wrote in another thread a few months ago, there will never, ever be another non-Angel whom I like as much as I did Tony. 
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    Ray McKigney reacted to Chuckster70 in The Official TROUTstanding Thread   
    My grandson Kason was pumped to get a Mike Trout jersey for his one-year birthday yesterday. 

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    Ray McKigney reacted to eligrba in Mike Trout   
    Is it Ok if he collects the unemployment money that pays more than if he works?
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    Ray McKigney reacted to bloodbrother in Mike Trout   
    It was quite clearly him showing his support to his peers during negotiations with MLB. Being the best player in his sport, his voice is one of the loudest.
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    Ray McKigney reacted to Tank in 2020 Halos Runs Scored predictions thread   
    wow, ray, way to steal my thunder.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Two Angels test positive for coronavirus   
    Also Dude, old people is not the preferred nomenclature. Senior citizens, please.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from Lhalo in Two Angels test positive for coronavirus   
    Also Dude, old people is not the preferred nomenclature. Senior citizens, please.
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from ettin in Two Angels test positive for coronavirus   
    Time differently-abled
     
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    Ray McKigney got a reaction from Slegnaac in Two Angels test positive for coronavirus   
    Also Dude, old people is not the preferred nomenclature. Senior citizens, please.
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    Ray McKigney reacted to ScottT in The Official TROUTstanding Thread   
    Wow
     
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    Ray McKigney reacted to AngelsWin.com in AngelsWin.com Today: 27 for Number 27: 27 Amazing Trout Stats (#21-23: OPS, wRC+ and WPA)   
    By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist
    My apologizes for the two-month gap in this series--extenuating real-life circumstances (and no, I wasn't sick, but thanks for the concern!). Let's continue...
    #21: On-Base + Slugging Percentage
    Remember back in the 90s when OPS was the new-fangled stat that only stat-nerds were using? We’ve come along way  from there, with more sophisticated versions, but it was a starting point for looking at total hitting. Like most conventional statistics, it has limited utility historically as it doesn’t account for context. Despite that, Trout is one of only 7 players in major league history with 3,000+ PA to have a career OPS of 1.000 or higher—he’s exactly at that threshold, 7th all-time.
    #21a: Career OPS (3,000+ PA)
    Babe Ruth 1.164 Ted Williams 1.116 Lou Gehrig 1.080 Barry Bonds 1.051 Jimmie Foxx 1.038 Hank Greenberg 1.010 Mike Trout 1.000 Rest of the top 10: Manny Ramirez .996, Mark McGwire .982, Mickey Mantle .977.
    #21b: Career OPS+
    Adjusted OPS does account for context, so gives us a more accurate picture of Trout’s historical offensive value. If you’re not familiar with it, it is basically OPS adjusted for context (era, park), and represents a percentage over average (100). Trout ranks even higher:
    Career OPS+
    Babe Ruth 206 Ted Williams 190 Barry Bonds 182 Lou Gehrig 179 Mike Trout 176 Rest of the top 10: Rogers Hornsby 175, Mickey Mantle 172, Dan Brouthers 171, Joe Jackson 170, Ty Cobb 168.
    #22: Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)
    Let’s take it a step further, with one of my favorites: wRC+. If you’re not familiar with it, it is basically a different take on OPS+, but a bit more sophisticated--I see it as the best overall statistic for pure hitting value. 
    There are two ways to assess Trout's greatness via wRC+: career and through age 27. Career-wise, he's 6th all-time. Think about that: Trout's offensive out-put so far has been better, pound for pound, than every player in major league history except five: Ruth, Williams, Hornsby, Gehrig, and Bonds. 
    Considering that Trout hasn't yet declined, it is more fair to compare him to other greats through age 27Attached is a chart that depicts both. 
    #23: Win Probability Added
    WPA, or Win Probability Added, isn't a well-known statistic beyond the inner sanctum of sabermetrics, but it offers another useful angle on Trout's greatness. Fangraphs describes it as a statistic that measures how much a player's action increased their team's odds of winning. Meaning, it takes into account the specific context of the plate appearance. It is based on a statistics called Win Expectancy ad unfortunately there is only data going back to 1974, but that's a large enough time-span to be relevant. As it is--like WAR--a cumulative stat, I'm only including through age 27 (he ranks #30 for all players 1974-present).
    WPA Through Age 27 (1974-present)
    Mike Trout 44.17 Albert Pujols 39.78 Tim Raines 31.88 Alex Rodriguez 29.73 Frank Thomas 29.16 Meaning, Trout--through age 27--has added more to his team's chances of winning than any other player in the last 46 years.

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