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  1. ajnrules

    Equestria Daily has Competition! ;)

    I'd say Horse News and Equestria Daily are friendly rivals that cover different parts of the fandom. One celebrates all of the creative side, while the other goes for the dark, dramatic side. Different viewpoints for different people, I guess. But the writers for both sites get along well. I've seen it for myself.
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    The Baseball Thread

    Hey, this guy struck out 301 batters at the age of 42, and then threw no-hitters at 43 and 44 and nobody was raising eyebrows. I don't doubt that Clemens used PED (although I think his go-to agent was HGH and not anabolic steroids) but as you said it was such a wildly unregulated environment that perhaps we shouldn't flagellate users like we've been doing. Heck, even the late Pud Galvin (1856-1902) who was the first pitcher to win 300 games (128 years ago today on September 4, 1888) was known to try the Brown-Sequard Serum made out of animal testicles to increase his performance. I don't think you'll ever get PEDs out of the game. Why, it was during Babscon that the news broke that Dee Gordon was suspended for using PEDs. And Bartolo Colon is a folk hero today four years after his PED suspension. It will be a continued battle to keep the game on a level ground, and I think a lot of it has to come from the Player's Association. I think this upcoming negotiation will be very important.
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    S6 - Episode 18 - Discussion

    It was a good episode. Good to see competitive sports present in Equestria besides the aerial performances of the Wonderbolts. That said, I'm not entirely sure I buy the fact that Fluttershy is inherently better than Rainbow Dash at Buckball. Rainbow Dash was making all of the plays in the earlier practice sequences and then conveniently makes almost none of the plays later. I think what separates them is a matter of strategy. Seems like Rainbow Dash was positioning herself in one place and hoping that her natural athletic abilities would allow her to make the plays, while Fluttershy was positioned where the ball would go and can get to the ball without breaking a sweat. Can't overlook the importance of strategy, Dashie
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    Babscon 2017

    Considering it. I've been every year so far. The limiting factor would be cost and work.
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    Applejack is not my favorite pony (she finishes a distant second behind Rainbow Dash), but she is my definition of Best Pony. I like her honesty and her hard working nature. She always looks out for others (even if sometimes she goes a bit too far, see Somepony to Watch Over Me). She's courageous and athletic. And as most people have said she's dependable. She's the one pony that everypony can rely on to get the job done. I understand that some people have complained that she's boring, and I've noticed that the writers have tried to give her some conflict by making her stubborn to the point of not budging and somewhat selfish. I'm not a big fan of these changes to her character but she's still my Best Pony.
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    The Baseball Thread

    What's the matter with the Rangers? They're not a bad team. They play hard and has been pretty good for the past couple of years (with the exception of 2014). Plus they play in the American League so it's not like they'll bother the Dodgers much, unless the two end up meeting in the World Series. (Of course, I'm probably biased because I've been a die-hard fan of the Rangers since I moved to Texas in 2009.) Baseball is unique sport in that an offensive star is going to have a limited effect on a team's overall performance. It's not like basketball or football where a star player can carry a team. A hitter gets up to bat only one in nine plate appearances, so they won't be able to do much if the hitters around him keep making outs. It's like how Mike Trout the best player in the game right now but his team the Angels made the playoffs only once out of his five full seasons and are on pace for their second losing season in those five seasons. Of course it doesn't help that the Brewers traded Lucroy to the Rangers at the trading deadline, so they went from 47-56 (9 games out) to their current record of 59-76 (11.5 games out.) (Thanks for that, by the way. Lucroy has been terrific for the Rangers. XD) I'm not sure what specific detail you need to learn about the plays or the rules of the game you want to learn about, but as Aurora Wolf says MLB.com is a good site to learn about the 30 teams in Major League Baseball and keep track of up to date scores. They also have places to learn about the rules of the game and the history of the game, but honestly if you want to learn about the history of the game Baseball Reference is the best site for that. It's got information about players dating back to the beginning of professional baseball in 1871 to now, and updates daily at the conclusion of every game. It's a great site for a baseball nerd although may be information overload for somebody trying to learn about the game. The best place to get direct information is probably in a chat. (And I know a good one connected to EQD where you can ask User or me any questions you want about the game. Check the Patreon. ;)) Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Randy Johnson have all pitched in the five-men rotation and the age of the specialized bullpens but they still managed to reach 300 wins. Studies have shown that what best determines whether or not a pitcher can reach 300 wins is not how much a pitcher can win early in their careers but how they do in their 30s and 40s that is the best predictor of 300 wins. Clemens went 208-116 after turning 30 and pitched until he was 45. Maddux went 196-120 and pitched until he was 42 etc. I feel the limiting factor may very well be every pitcher's worst nightmares: injuries. Kershaw was on a great pace but he's missed half a season due to his back. CC Sabathia was on a great pace but he hasn't won double digits since 2013 because of issues with his knees. Greinke and Felix Hernandez have both missed significant time this year due to injuries. It's not going to completely disqualify them from 300 wins, but it is going to make it a lot harder. But who knows, somebody might pitch well through their 30s into their 40s and surprise us with 300 wins. Heck, if Rick Porcello can prove this year wasn't a fluke and go on to win 20 games for the next four to five seasons then he'd be at 200 wins at the age of 32 and would be a great candidate for 300 wins.
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    The Baseball Thread

    I haven't met a lot of Bronies who are fans of the American pasttime, but if you happen to be one then sound off here! We're now in the home stretch of the 2016 regular season and there are some promising storylines in the final few weeks. -Who will win the Wild Card spots? -When will Clayton Kershaw come back and resume his onslaught of 300 wins? -Will this finally be the Cubs' year? Or will the Giants' Even Year Madness win out? Discuss!
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    ABagOVicodin's Introduction

    You need to post more, Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen
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    Funko Hopes

    I really hope they make the regular figurines again because they were some of the best and most show-accurate figurines on the market. Not only were they cute but they were among the first sets to feature cutie marks on both sides. And there are so many other ponies they can still make, such as Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer.
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    Who Is Your Favorite MLP Voice Actor?

    Ashleigh Ball is the one that voices my favorite ponies Tara Strong is the one whose work I like the most as a whole Andrea Libman and Maryke Hendrikse are my favorites to see at conventions
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    Welcome to the forums! I hope that your favorite pony is who I think it is.
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    New EQD Forum Mascot

    Chatty Batty is cute, but of the trending names my favorite is Misty Shadow. But then again I love the word Misty. Misty Misty Misty <3
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    What if a cast member passed away?

    I know that it shouldn't be technically too hard to replace the characters if it is a main character but the emotional attachments we made with the current voices. I know the show must go on, but it's not going to be the same. Another reason why i'd be pretty devastated because not only do I love their work on the show, but I've had a chance to meet a good number of the show staff at conventions and the like. And they have all been as nice as you'd think. So it would make it doubly difficult to deal with a death.
  14. Now I know that there are a lot of you that will stick with Sunset Shimmer or Twilight Sparkle, but let me just list the reasons why I think even though she can be a bit proud, Rainbow Dash is the best Equestria Girl.
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    My Little Pony Comic Collections

    Awesome! Here's another piece of my collection that's not exactly a comic but somewhat related. A few months ago Sara Richard was selling the original preliminary pencil sketches for many of her Blue Label paintings. It includes the prelim for not only the Rainbow Dash print that was included in many of the special releases and the Pinkie Pie DJ painting that was the cover of the latest Humble Bundle, but also the original sketch for the Blue Label painting that I have and love so much. I had to get it, so I spent an hour refreshing her store until it came up for sale and bought it. I will admit I did give the Pinkie Pie half to my friend that loves Pinkie Pie, but I kept the Rainbow Dash half for myself. <3