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Mike Bates

  • joined Dec 20, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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Founder of The Platoon Advantage. Writer for SB Nation, Getting Blanked, and Baseball Prospectus. Fatherer of beautiful children. Friend to man and beast.

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Recent Activity
And having Morneau behind him wasn't exactly intimidating last year.
Commented on The Return of Joe Mauer on Aug 18 2014, 8:54p
Possibly...
Commented on The Return of Joe Mauer on Aug 18 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
The Return of Joe Mauer
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 12:08p
Funny thing.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
You're right.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
Hey bro,
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Tell me one freedom I advocated taking away from Hawk.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 3:43p - 1 reply
Not sure what you mean by "giving women more credit," Nancy.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 3:41p - 1 reply
Me?
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:42p
Thanks.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:38p
I will not...here's why:
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:38p - 1 reply
I agree. Mike Bates IS lame.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:33p
No Subject
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:21p - 2 replies
Can't help it. Watching the end of Field of Dreams.
Commented on Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick on Aug 14 2014, 2:06p
Hawk Harrelson adds casual sexism to his homer shtick
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 1:00p
Stats
Commented on 5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015 on Aug 11 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
Who is going to rent the boat?
Commented on 5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015 on Aug 11 2014, 4:09p - 2 replies
Polanco
Commented on 5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015 on Aug 11 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
Thank you for saying this.
Commented on 5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015 on Aug 11 2014, 2:10p - 1 reply
You say potato, I say potato, but it sounds different.
Commented on 5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015 on Aug 11 2014, 10:56a
5 questions the Twins need to answer before 2015
Posted on Aug 11 2014, 10:00a
The Cleveland Indians are doing it for themselves (with privately financed stadium fixes)
Posted on Aug 8 2014, 1:37p
How?
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 2:00p - 1 reply
It's not immediately apparent what you're talking about.
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 1:59p - 1 reply
See, and here I thought...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 1:53p - 1 reply
Is not McCutchen a big part of this event that happened?
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 1:51p - 1 reply
Oh, ok...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 12:57p - 1 reply
Darn tootin'
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 12:44p - 1 reply
So if the pitch had not broken Goldschmidt's hand...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 12:03p - 2 replies
I wouldn't agree with that either
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 12:02p
So, if someone accidentally hits your car in the parking garage...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:37a - 3 replies
I am endlessly amused
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:28a - 2 replies
Hitting batters is not evidence that they meant to hit batters...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:21a - 2 replies
Completely different situation
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:11a - 1 reply
In no way did I insinuate that McCutchen's injury was caused by the HBP.
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:06a - 1 reply
Show me a clear pattern...
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 11:03a - 3 replies
Drew
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 10:58a
"Wussification..."
Commented on Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be on Aug 6 2014, 10:08a - 2 replies
Kirk Gibson should be punished, but he won't be
Posted on Aug 6 2014, 8:30a
Well, I wasn't watching them then...
Commented on Almost Cheating on Aug 4 2014, 12:20p
I'm a dullherd.
Commented on Almost Cheating on Aug 4 2014, 10:51a - 2 replies
Just writing a column, Gunn.
Commented on Almost Cheating on Aug 4 2014, 10:50a
It really was fantastic.
Commented on Almost Cheating on Aug 4 2014, 10:47a - 2 replies
Almost Cheating
Posted on Aug 4 2014, 10:20a
Ummm...
Commented on MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's on Jul 29 2014, 3:38p
I'm not taking this lightly.
Commented on MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's on Jul 28 2014, 5:10p - 2 replies
But athletes aren't most people...
Commented on MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's on Jul 28 2014, 4:51p - 2 replies
It comes down to trustworthiness and image...
Commented on MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's on Jul 28 2014, 3:57p - 1 reply
Was Santana ready? Was Polanco? Hicks? Arcia?
Commented on The Price of Tanking Again on Jul 28 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
I assume you don't know me, Ace.
Commented on MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's on Jul 28 2014, 1:37p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on The Price of Tanking Again on Jul 28 2014, 1:28p - 3 replies
MLB's record on domestic violence worse than NFL's
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 1:10p
The problem with that is...
Commented on The Price of Tanking Again on Jul 28 2014, 10:44a - 2 replies
At this point...
Commented on The Price of Tanking Again on Jul 28 2014, 10:00a - 1 reply
The Price of Tanking Again
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 9:46a
Let's substitute...
Commented on Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline on Jul 21 2014, 12:01p - 5 replies
Good in theory...
Commented on Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline on Jul 21 2014, 11:59a - 1 reply
Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 9:00a
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