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Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 14, 2017 - 06:51pm PT
It's never too early...

Pitchers and Catchers report on Feb 13/14 for most teams. Full squads about a 5 days later.

For now, a great show just came out on MLB Network... Billy : the Billy Martin story. Lots of really good stuff about Billy, George, and the whole circus. Check it out.

Winter meetings are winding down... Stanton to the Yanks? Damn they got some sock now. Angels looking good even with Ohtani and his platelet infused elbow.

So far:
Monday
New York Yankees – Acquired OF Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins for INF Starlin Castro, INF Jose Devers and RHP Jorge Guzman.
Tampa Bay Rays – Acquired 2B Joey Wendle from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Seattle Mariners – Claimed OF Caumeron Perkins off waivers from the Phillies.
St. Louis Cardinals – Signed free agent RHP Miles Mikolas.

Tuesday
Chicago Cubs – Signed free agents RHP Brandon Morrow and LHP Drew Smyly.
San Diego Padres – Acquired 3B Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees for OF Jabari Blash.
Rays – Acquired 2B Ryan Schimpf from the Padres for INF Deion Tansel.

Wednesday
Los Angeles Angels – Acquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for RHP Wilkel Hernandez and OF Troy Montgomery.
Minnesota Twins – Signed free agent RHP Michael Pineda.
Seattle Mariners – Acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from the Cleveland Indians for international slot money.
Miami Marlins – Released RHP Edinson Volquez.
Houston Astros – Signed free agent RHP Joe Smith.

Thursday
Oakland Athletics – Acquired RF Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals for 2B Max Schrock and SS Yairo Munoz.
Texas Rangers – Signed free agents RHP Kevin Jepsen, 3B Hanser Alberto.
Cardinals – Acquired Marcell Ozuna from the Marins for RHP Sandy Alcantara, OF Magneuris Sierra, RHP Zac Gallen and LHP Daniel Castano. Signed free agent RHP Luke Gregerson.

Anyone got any bets they want to place? I could be a gamer.

Go Cubs!!!!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2017 - 09:21pm PT
WS brew knocked it dead! Killed off a couple kegs... but have 6 still remaining of various brews...

Giants would have been a lot better with Stanton... They'll be ok if they can fill couple spots. Oakland will probably still stink. Cubs will be good but Dodgers will be better...

Early prediction: Cubs and Yanks World Series. Red Sox close, Dodgers choke. Houston will have the WS hangover. Angels will make a run but fail again in Sept. Washington...pfffft, no winning culture there.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 15, 2017 - 03:39am PT
I thought about starting an Ohtani thread awhile ago but that all fizzled out pretty quickly. Bummed he didn't decide on Seattle, but as our GM said, "hey, he's a 23 year old kid, who can figure out what a 23 year old kid is going to want? Maybe he really liked the Angel's uniforms" My bet is that his "two-way" days will be short lived, its just too complicated from a 25 man roster, 5 man rotation standpoint if he get's dinged up while batting or playing the field.

The biggest question that remains now is, where is Ichiro going to play this year?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 15, 2017 - 05:06am PT
Lot of NL sentiment here....unfortunately the light is shining brightest for the AL. They won the Interleague series AGAIN last year and the WS and now Ohtani and Stanton will reside there.
Go Angels!
One can never forget the Dodgers sneaking out of Brooklyn like thieves in the night.
Gary

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Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 15, 2017 - 05:33am PT
The Angels say they need a six man rotation for Ohtani. They'll have six starters for sure...on the DL! As usual. Ohtani will be on the DL come June.

They signed a washed up Kinsler. That's exciting.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2017 - 09:14am PT
Ohtani is on the DL right now it sounds like...

Z is right... his two way play will be short lived. I just don't see it.
zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 15, 2017 - 09:22am PT
Beisbol?

Beisbol is so yesteryear.


Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2017 - 01:32pm PT
//Ken Rosenthal

@Ken_Rosenthal
Just announced: #Dodgers get Matt Kemp from #Braves for Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson and cash.
11:37 AM - Dec 16, 2017//

Wow! McCarthy and Culberson were ok... glad that other deadwood is gone, but for Matt Kemp???

#SalaryDump

*to add: Gonzalez was immediately designated for assignment by the Braves

The deal: (from TrueBlueLA.com) Gonzalez, as someone with more than 10 years of major league experience and five with the same team, had a no-trade clause that he had to waive for the deal to go through. His reward for waiving the no-trade clause was eventual free agency, as Gonzalez was designated for assignment by Atlanta.

A similar fate could await Kemp, but we’ll see in the coming days or weeks.

This deal, more than anything, was about lessening the Dodgers’ luxury tax burden for 2018. The competitive balance tax measures payroll by average annual value so for next year here’s what the Dodgers were able to do:

Shed:
Gonzalez ($22 million)
Kazmir (~$15 million)
McCarthy ($12 million)

Take on:
Kemp ($16.5 million; $20 million AAV minus the $3.5 million they were already paying)
Cash to Braves ($4.5 million)

That lops roughly $28 million off the Dodgers’ luxury tax number for 2018, which in November we estimated to be about $204 million. That puts the Dodgers under the $197 million tax threshold with some room to maneuver without going over.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2017 - 01:53pm PT
Seriously? Didn't know he was still alive.
Is this one of those vaunted 'analytics' decisions?
Good riddance to all those guys except Culberson. He has potential.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2017 - 01:55pm PT
Sounds like they will flip Kemp for some pitching... no way they are keeping that slug in the outfield
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2017 - 02:09pm PT
Didn't think of that. Dodgers need outfielders like they need a hole
in their collective head.
zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 16, 2017 - 07:22pm PT


Sweetwater Lake, coulda been 1918 for all anyone knows.

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2017 - 09:10am PT
Giants get Longoria from Rays
The Giants have acquired third baseman Evan Longoria from the Rays, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi. In return, Tampa Bay is receiving San Francisco's No. 1-ranked prospect, shortstop Christian Arroyo, outfielder Denard Span and pitchers Matt Krook (No. 25) and Stephen Woods (No. 29), according to Yahoo! Sports.

Closer Zach Britton ruptures achilles during workout... sorry Baltimore, out 6 months +

Tim Lincecum working on comeback, and is yoked!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 20, 2017 - 10:15am PT
^^^^ Getting a haircut did THAT? I'm headed down to the barber's!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 20, 2017 - 01:01pm PT
When it comes to the West Coast, think Angels......although it will be Houston with the repeat. Dodgers peaked last season and the Giants are on a downward spiral.
sween345

climber
back east
Jan 10, 2018 - 04:53am PT
Yeah, I know. It's the minor leagues, but these guys play big and always come through at the plate.


SKIP THE FIRST 30 SECONDS OF THE VIDEO ( cause I'm a minor leaguer when it comes to cut and paste)


[Click to View YouTube Video]


The young fella got called up to AAA last season, but it was apparent he still needed to work on the basics. He was sent back down to Trenton.

https://twitter.com/RailRidersTT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.mlb.com%2Fcutfour%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2F243091198%2Fscranton-wilkes-barre-railriders-bat-dog-rookie-takes-baseball-from-pitcher




It looks like Rookie's dad has moved on and the young fella will have to improve his game without dads guidance.


http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2018/01/08/264444462/the-trenton-thunders-beloved-bat-dog-derby-has-passed-away


It's likely Sr. and Jr. are having a catch right now, waiting for April, so they can watch the youngest show what he's got.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jan 10, 2018 - 09:05am PT
Cubs need to add to their bullpen and hope they pan out. And Baez needs to start hitting.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2018 - 09:27am PT
And Baez needs to start hitting.

True dat... he has to cut down on the strikeouts or hit more bombs... pick one. I'd like to see him at around 20 bombs, 200 hits, and a .315 avg.

Mets grab Jay Bruce... 3 years for 39 large.

Starlin Castro wants traded out of Florida before he ever plays a game there!! He was part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

Giants still looking at McCutcheon from Pirates. Maybe moreso now that Bruce has been snagged. They need an outfielder bad.

Darvish is shopping his wares all over the place. One place I don't think he will end up is back in LA.

Agent Jason Wood was fired for secretly filming players in the shower. I wonder if he has any vid of Bartolo Colon... I'd watch that for science.

Yankees looking at Manny Machado...

Rafael Palmeiro still thinks he has it at 53 and is shopping vid of him in the batting cage... ain't the juice grand?
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2018 - 09:28am PT
Today is the deadline for exchanging arbitration salary numbers...

Josh Donaldson re-signs with Blue Jays for 1 year @23million. wow!

Charlie Blackmon re-signs with the Rockies for 1 year @14million

Jose Bautista will hopefully be pushing a broom in a Walmart

Puig for Jackie Bradley Jr in Sox land??? Red Sox still looking at JD Martinez for some power.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 12, 2018 - 09:34am PT
Good column in LA Times today by Bill Plaschke on why the Dodgers should let Yu walk.
I tend to agree that he is a head case and has lost his mojo. I definitely agree he isn’t worth
$100 million for 5 years. Everybody talks about his ‘stuff’ but his numbers do not overwhelm.
Knowing the Dodgers they’ll re-sign him for $120 for 4 years.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2018 - 05:23pm PT
Houston signs Gerrit Cole from the Pirates...

Rotation is stacked!
From Yahoo sports:
The World Series champion Astros add Cole, the former 19-game winner, to a rotation already armed with Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton.

Looks like rebuild time for the Pirates... maybe now McCutchen can go to SF??


Sunday: LA's Adrian Gonzalez goes to the Mets!
He will earn $21.5 million in 2018, with the Mets paying him the major league minimum of $545,000 and the Braves on the hook for the rest.

Monday: McCutchen goes to Giants!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 24, 2018 - 05:25pm PT
HoF has been diluted by mediocre talent for years. Chipper Jones? Jesus Christ.

at least put in Charlie Hustle.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2018 - 05:29pm PT
I've been following it for years....

Most interesting takeaway of the HOF thing is all the old guys are anti PED... the new writers that are able to vote are voting for Bonds and Clemens at a 99% rate. So, they will get in as soon as enough old goats die off. The next wave of voters seem to not give a sh#t. That is sad.

Edit to add: Charlie Hustle FOR SURE. Biggest slight in the history of the game, if not all of sport.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2018 - 05:46pm PT
I did the guinea pig nuts thing for a while... did nothing for me.

As for greenies et al... the do not equate with steroids as far as physical advantage goes. Greenies will not make your 390ft fly ball go 406... your one hopper to the shortstop into a screaming liner, or your rapid recovery from injury that makes a lizard growing a new tail look like nothing.

Amphetamines were a big part of the game back when, no doubt. But the freakish power and record distorting attributed to steroids is unequaled, and not just in baseball.
henny

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The Past
Jan 24, 2018 - 05:52pm PT
Hey Russ,

Too bad about the Cubs this year (2018), eh?

You did get some of your revised 2017 pre-WS predictions right last year, but you still missed a few.

For my part I'm not nearly as good at predicting so I won't venture any guesses. Had to get your goat (hahahha) with the Cubs condolences though.

PED fueled careers don't seem fair to those who made the HoF pre-era. At least to me. Seems kind of like chipping holds to do moves instead of using what's there. Rose is a different story.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2018 - 05:56pm PT
I've got my predictions in early this year it seems... third post! hahaha! We'll see how it goes.

Early prediction: Cubs and Yanks World Series. Red Sox close, Dodgers choke. Houston will have the WS hangover. Angels will make a run but fail again in Sept. Washington...pfffft, no winning culture there.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jan 24, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
Dodgers choking could happen, unfortunately. We'll see. I'll check your 2018 predictions average at the end of the season.

OK, wait. Cubs and Yanks, but no call on the winner? We need that for completeness.

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
CUBS!!!!

w00t!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 24, 2018 - 08:06pm PT
You really think the Cubbies’ pitching will be that much better?

FWIW, me mum would give me like 3 samolians BITD and I could take the bus to Wrigley,
buy a ticket, get a dog and a coke, watch Ernie & Co, and take the bus home!
Life was phukking sweet!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 25, 2018 - 03:54am PT
Keep Charlie Hustle where he is....forever.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 25, 2018 - 07:02am PT
Keep Charlie Hustle where he is....forever.

Right on. He bet against his team.
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 09:11am PT
Right on. He bet against his team.

Unproven... Betting on baseball, yes, but he has never been fingered for betting against the Reds
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:37am PT
As a player it is pretty hard to overlook his copious achievements. From the perspective of player it's a joke he isn't in.

As a manager, meh. Had he not gotten into betting it would make things much simpler. Like a slam dunk.

I used to feel different. Being a Dodger fan the Reds were a royal PITA in the 70s. Hated Rose, and that whole crew. Guess I've mellowed over time. There is no doubt he was one hell of a player, and pre PED, which I still think matters.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 25, 2018 - 10:32am PT
Unproven... Betting on baseball, yes, but he has never been fingered for betting against the Reds

Don't you wonder why Rose reached that agreement with Giamatti?


"Peter Edward Rose is hereby declared permanently ineligible in accordance with Major League Rule 21 and placed on the Ineligible List."

"Rose will conclude these proceedings before the commissioner without a hearing and the commissioner will not make any formal findings or determinations on any matter including without limitation the allegation that Peter Edward Rose bet on any major league baseball games.... Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed either an admission or denial by Peter Edward Rose of the allegation that he bet on any major league baseball game"

And you all don't think he was betting as a player? You think sometimes he didn't owe some bucks to the wise guys? "Hey, Charlie Hustle, dat's a real nice house youse got. It'd be a shame if sumtin' was to happen to it. It might be smart to strikeout against Jenkins tomorrow."
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 10:58am PT
And you all don't think he was betting as a player?

I don't see anyone here disputing that.

Betting against the Reds is what you claimed. Let's see your proof.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:03am PT
He was betting big time, I find it hard to believe he wouldn't bet against his team if he thought that was where the money was. And it's been shown he was into big time debt.

Every time he gets caught lying, he changes the story. I wouldn't trust the guy farther than I could throw him.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 11:11am PT
So you got nuthin'....
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:42am PT
Being a Dodger fan the Reds were a royal PITA in the 70s. Hated Rose, and that whole crew

Being a Reds fan the Dodgers were a royal PITA in the 70s. Hated Garvey, Cey and that whole crew

Henny, very magnamimous of you to be in Pete's corner now. I think he'll wind up in the HOF eventually, but unless he comes out with a full confession, and the commish grants him a pardon, it's going to be a posthumous award.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 04:15pm PT
Yelich goes to the BrewCrew for 4 prospects.... It's getting thin in Miami right about now

Lorenzo Cain goes from the Royals to the Brew Crew for 5 years and 80 Large
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 26, 2018 - 03:37am PT
Does Rose remind anyone here of Trump or vice versa?
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jan 26, 2018 - 05:22pm PT
^^^ Not me. What has Trump done? Rose did it. The off field persona? Don't know enough about who Rose was off the field, nor do I care from a baseball perspective.

Just looking at Rose from a stats perspective. Excluding my own bias, conjectures, and past dislikes.

Yes, I get why the betting and subsequent denial/attitude get pulled in as well.

Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jan 26, 2018 - 06:11pm PT
Pete Rose violated the ultimate professional sports no-no. He bet on his own sport, and although he likely never bet against his own team, if he bet on his own team that is equally corrupting...

If you don't understand why, you don't understand sports gambling...

Because he wouldn't have bet on ALL of his own team's games, only on those games where he liked the "price." (You do know you don't bet on baseball games in terms of straight win-lose, right? You bet on them with a "price", ie with odds like 2-1, except that baseball prices almost never rise that high, but you get the point.)

And that decision would have been observed by his bookies, who would have promptly chosen to bet on those games, too. And would have bet against Charlie Hustle's teams when Rose chose not to bet.

And Charlie would have played a little harder in games where he had money on the line.

The reason Rose accepted the lifetime ban is also obvious—he knew the evidence against him and knew he wouldn't have survived an open-court trial.

(I have some credibility in this regard--some of the proceeds of the numbers racket my dear departed dad ran at his bars are in a very well funded 529 plan that is going to pay for my son's college education.)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 26, 2018 - 06:16pm PT
if he bet on his own team that is equally corrupting...

Not in my mind. Charlie Hustle couldn’t stand losing. He was such a fierce competitor I could see him betting against his team and then busting his ass to make sure he lost the bet.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jan 26, 2018 - 06:18pm PT
Did you read the rest of the post? That's the important point.

What gamblers want is an edge.

The information of what games Rose chose to bet on—or not bet on—even if he was betting on his own team was exactly the sort of "edge" a professional gambler is looking for.

Super corrupting.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 26, 2018 - 06:20pm PT
Yes, I guess I’m just not cut out to work for Torquemada.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 29, 2018 - 02:48pm PT
I remember when Rose first got banned, the joke here was that he was moving to Seattle. Said he wanted to get as far from professional baseball as possible.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 31, 2018 - 11:01am PT
RIP Oscar Gamble.

17 years in the majors, 200 homers, 666 RBIs, turned 10 double plays as an outfielder, not a bad run.

Best hair in baseball.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2018 - 08:30pm PT
Big Sexy getting a look-see by the Rangers... possible minor league deal for Bartolo Colon in the works. Dude is immortal!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Feb 4, 2018 - 09:06pm PT
dead arms report in 2 wks! go Twinkies!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2018 - 10:43am PT
The "Todd_Father" Todd Frazier goes from the Yanks to the Mets... 17large for two years.

Cubs still looking at Darvish...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 10, 2018 - 05:03pm PT
The Cubs just shot themselves in the foot. $126 million to Darvish? 6 years?
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2018 - 05:29pm PT
Damn.... not sure about that Darvish to Cubs thing... he sorta makes me nervous
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 10, 2018 - 05:31pm PT
What were the Cubbies thinking? The guy’s a head case.
Dodgers did one smart thing this yearvat least.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 12, 2018 - 09:02am PT
The cubs are catering to the growing contingency of iranian bleacher bums...
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2018 - 09:18am PT
That's a lot of skag, even for a major leaguer... damn...!

Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Feb 12, 2018 - 03:43pm PT
He wasn't throwing those when he played for my A's.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2018 - 09:03am PT
Dodgers Update:

Matt Kemp for Ryan Braun??? In the works??

hmmmmm.... not sure they need either one of those guys, especially that liar juicer Braun.

Utley gets a new two year deal at the bargain price of 2 million.... damn! That is cheap. Standard market worth of the Silver Fox is at 10-17 mil. He must really like staying in baseball without testing the waters.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 15, 2018 - 09:13am PT
Braun would probably produce a bit more but the Dodgers need outfielders like they need
another hole in the head. I would think Braun has more trade value but then what do the
Dodgers have to throw in with Kemp to get him? Seems like a lose-lose deal.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2018 - 10:38am PT
Both are old and have giant salary obligations... lose lose is right
sween345

climber
back east
Feb 15, 2018 - 03:40pm PT

Early reports have Tim Lincecum hitting 92-93 on the speed gun.

If the change in delivery hasn't messed with his changeup he should be on track and expect to be getting an offer. The write up said there was two dozen scouts there, so what else would they be expecting from him?
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2018 - 09:57am PT
Hosmer to Padres for 8 years and 144 large...

So, the deal is structured (per MLBTR) as $20M, 20, 20, 20, 20, 13, 13, 13, with a $5M signing bonus. Full no trade for 3 years, then limited no trade. Opt out after year 5.

I thought long term deals were done with... Padres will be choking on this one for a while.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Feb 18, 2018 - 03:18pm PT
which organization is going to sign JD Martinez? I don't see Boston getting JDM to (Mamet) "sign on the line which is dotted"

dude rakes. Pads get Hosmer but the best offensive free agent is this guy.

I'd like to see him go to Minnesota
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2018 - 07:38pm PT
Jd to the Sox!!!
sween345

climber
back east
Feb 20, 2018 - 06:33pm PT

Looks like Steven Souza will be bringing his comedy act to Arizona.


[Click to View YouTube Video]


Between this play and his strikeout rate they might want to get his eyes checked.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 3, 2018 - 05:46pm PT
For the next few weeks, I will be dribbling out my projections, division by division, for the edification of no one.

Today -- AL West:

1. Astros. Far and away the best.
2. Angels. Will surprise many in 2018.
3. Mariners. Will finish the season within 2 games of .500 on either side.
4. A's. For real.
5. Rangers. Texas sucks.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 5, 2018 - 03:02pm PT
today -- NL East:

1. Mets. Love the de Grom-Syndegaard one-two punch at the top.
2. Nats. Probably better than the Mets, in all likelihood
3. Phillies. Philly is well-positioned to clean up on FAs going into 2019.
4. Braves. Young, dumb, and full of L's
5. Marlins. Are they even MLB-caliber in 2018?
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2018 - 07:13pm PT
John Lester working on a bounce throw to first..!! Fuk sake
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Mar 5, 2018 - 07:19pm PT
As far as I'm concerned, the games can't get here soon enough.

Predictions? The A's win 102 games and beat the Dodgers in a classic, 7-game World Series.

(Hey, it's March 5.)

But seriously, if we get average or better starting pitching (which might be a long shot), we'll be competitive. The lineup turned a corner in the second half last season and the bullpen should be much improved.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 6, 2018 - 09:20am PT
Ichiro is back with the Mariners. Recent injuries (???not again!!!) to the projected starting outfield have created need for options. What a story that will be if it all works out. Of course if it doesn't (he's 44 years old), it'll just be more of the same for long suffering Mariners fans.

sween345

climber
back east
Mar 6, 2018 - 05:12pm PT

Busy day in the Rangers camp.

Tim Lincecum checked in. Unfortunately he had been delayed to attend his brothers funeral.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/Tim-Lincec#m-joins-Rangers-with-new-contract-and-12732700.php#photo-7838818

Annnd, Big Sexy was on the mound. Bart gave up 2 unearned runs on 5 hits. (one was a double by Matt Olsen) 1 walk and 2 Ks over 2 2/3 filled out his line.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 8, 2018 - 05:52am PT
interesting Ichiro piece in ESPN online the other day

My Central predictions for both leagues today

AL Central:
1. Indians. Apparently Cleveland is getting rid of the Chief Wahoo logo next year, so enjoy or ridicule it while you can.
2. Twins. Possible WC2 finish in '18. Buxton is coming into his own.
3. Royals. Because someone has to finish in front of ...
4. Tigers. Does Miggy have anything in his bat?
5. White Sox. Sox being Sox.

NL Central:
1. Cubs. The once and future World Champions.
2. Cards.
3. Brewers. Team to watch. They could usurp the Cubs-Cards NL Central hegemony.
4. Reds.
5. Pirates.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 9, 2018 - 04:43pm PT
and my final division picks

AL East
1. Boston. JD Martinez signing seals the pennant.
2. New York. Judge-Stanton-Sanchez might produce 160 HR ... but where's the pitching?
3. Baltimore. Buck Showalter is known to make lemonade out of lemons. Is Chris Davis going to hit again?
4. Tampa Bay. Starting with the season with 4-man rotation. Cagey.
5. Toronto. Just killing time for the locals until the Leafs lace up.

NL West
1. Los Angeles. But will they win the WS? [No.]
2. Colorado. Or maybe Arizona.
3. Arizona. Or maybe Colorado.
4. San Francisco. Old men in pitcher's park means lots of losses.
5. San Diego. But at least the Hoz is around to make things lively.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2018 - 09:44pm PT
Ohtani can't hit the curve and is running a double digit ERA... like around 16+!!

Could be trouble, even at his bargain rate. I see some AA ball in his future
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 18, 2018 - 09:46pm PT
Ohtani is Japanese for ‘hyped’, or ‘poorly scouted’.

Might have to munch on some crow about my bad mouthing Matt Kemp.
Dude has been impressive, so far.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2018 - 12:11pm PT
Justin Turner out with a broken wrist... man that sucks. Good thing them Dodgers have Kike and that shortstop/centerfielder guy Taylor or Forsythe

Maybe Kemp can play third?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 20, 2018 - 12:16pm PT
Maybe Kemp can play third?

Don’t troll me, braj! He might have the skills but he would break down in a flash. This could
be a gud thang in that some guys could get some decent playing time.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2018 - 12:21pm PT
^^^^^

hahaha on Kemp... I thought I might slip that one in for you
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 21, 2018 - 03:14pm PT
Donini and I just bet a bottle of wine on the 2018 season.

I've got the A's, he has the Angels.

Regular season record with head-to-head record as the tiebreaker.

I just want him to digest his new hero's Shohei Ohtani's spring training stats. They're . . . extra-ordinary:

As a bat, he's swatting .107/.219/.107/.326

Jim, help me understand those stats. . .

Doesn't that mean that your new star gets a hit about one out of every ten at-bats?
And gets on base twice in every ten plate appearances?
Is that good?

As an arm, the great Ohtani has pitched 2.2 innings, given up 9 hits, 9 runs, 8 earned runs, 3 home runs, walked 2, and struck out 5.

He also has 1 HBP and a WHIP of 4.125.

4 HBP per 9 innings pitched shows serious aggression, right? I suppose that when he can't quite manage to catch the inside corner, he likes to establish the batting box instead.

His rate stats are 30.4 hits per 9, 10.1 home runs per 9 innings and 6.8 walks per 9 (big numbers are better, right Jim?)

Although I suppose there is some hope in his 16.9 SO per 9.

His ERA is an even 27.00. Round numbers are good in baseball, aren't they? That's like three touchdowns! No, wait, four—with a missed extra point. In only 2.2 innings!

All I can say is fit this guy out for Cooperstown! Or the California League. He's clearly on his way to the hall of fame.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 21, 2018 - 07:05pm PT
I wouldn't get too worked up over spring training stats.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 22, 2018 - 07:18am PT
^^^ Nothing will stop me trolling Jim.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 23, 2018 - 05:06pm PT

Go Giants!

first game has yet to be played and their season is over. Bumgarner got drilled in his pitching hand today, out for likely half the season at least.

Shark has pec strain. Everyday players are all on the wrong side of 30.

put a fork in'em
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Mar 24, 2018 - 07:34am PT
PETE LEE: WHAT I LOVE MORE THAN BASEBALL

The only thing I love more than the sport of baseball is absolutely pissing off all my buddies when I'm watching it with them. I was watching the game last week, I was like, 'Oh my God, dudes, the catcher is totally flirting with the pitcher.'

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 24, 2018 - 08:58am PT
I know that we're talking baseball but if there ever was a “slam dunk” it’s my bet with Greg Crouch. He better start adding to his piggy bank...no two buck chuck allowed.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2018 - 09:05am PT
Jim, at least Ohtani can pronounce ‘two buck chuck’.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 24, 2018 - 06:29pm PT
The only thing that's a sure thing this season, Jim, is that Albert Pujols is going to lead the world in GDIP.

Oprah Winfrey gets down the line faster than he does.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
Oprah Winfrey gets down the line faster than he does.

Only if the first base coach has chips and dip.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 27, 2018 - 03:38pm PT
Yo, Jimbo, you dancing a jig like the Angels’ management? Yer boy, the ‘Babe Ruth of Japan’,
got a hit yesterday! He was all over an 88 mph fastball, for a single. 😳

That brought his numbers up to .125 (4 fer 32)! Definitely Sultan of What numbers, eh?
To be fair he does have an RBI. LOL
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 29, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Sad start for the season. Le Grande Orange is no more. RIP
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 29, 2018 - 10:19am PT
headlines say "beloved Met", although I'll always consider him first and foremost an Expo. 23 years in the bigs. old school ball player, hard to find his type anymore

he was hit by a pitch from future teammate George Stone of the Atlanta Braves,[10] fracturing his right wrist. He played through the pain for several weeks until X-rays revealed the broken bone.[11][12] Surgery was required

He, Ty Cobb, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield share the distinction of being the only players to hit home runs before turning 20 years old, and after turning 40 years old.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 29, 2018 - 03:46pm PT
Two F-18’s just buzzed the crib at about 1000’ AGL and then I realized they were headed
for Chavez Ravine! PLAY BALL, Y’ALL!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 29, 2018 - 03:54pm PT
He is survived by Dave Kingman.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Mar 30, 2018 - 07:09am PT
Le Grande Orange is no more. RIP

but Le Grande Oregon is alive and well
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2018 - 08:02am PT
Kershaw’s gopher ball is still working well it would seem. Pretty funny that he went 2 for 2.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Mar 30, 2018 - 10:01am PT
Pretty cool to meet Barry Bonds yesterday at the hotel bar I manage. He sat and watched the second half of the game over dinner. Friendly relaxed dude. Great season opener. Not so sure The Giants will be able shut out Dodger Blue too often this year but we’ll take what we can get.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 30, 2018 - 09:00pm PT
Arizona has a bullpen cart in 2018. Rad!

I'm pretty close to a baseball purist -- grudgingly accept the DH (in the AL only, no encroachment into the NL), hate mascots and the idea of league expansion to crappy cities with no baseball pedigree, e.g. -- but this HAS TO COME BACK

Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Mar 30, 2018 - 10:48pm PT
Giants! two shutouts to start the year...you think its too early to pencil them in as Division Champs...?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:21pm PT
Just because they beat Da Bums? You do know that Dodger hitters all have a choice of
taking Prozac or having a lobotomy?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2018 - 03:17pm PT
Reilly: After 3 errors at the position last night, Dodgers are looking at Matt Kemp to fill in until Justin Turner returns from his broken wrist.

Tad: We came in 4th at the GeezerBall Worlds... in an epic collapse, we go into the last inning tied... we are on fire and score 13 runs for a commanding lead. Score was something like 11 to 11 going into that inning. They come up in the bottom of the 7th and score 14 to win the game and send us home instead of to the Championship game. I don't think we even got an out! UNHOLY LOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

InnerCity: That sort of confidence sounds like you might be in a betting mood???
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 31, 2018 - 03:20pm PT
you think its too early to pencil them in as Division Champs...?

Doesn't seem unreasonable since Panik's on pace for 162 home runs. ;D

I'm sad to see the election apparently ran Apogee off. I was hoping to razz him about the start to this season.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2018 - 03:21pm PT
I'm sad to see the election apparently ran Apogee off. I was hoping to razz him about the start to this season.

You still can... just address your comments to Xcon ;)
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 31, 2018 - 03:25pm PT
Twist! Disappearance/appearance time checks out...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2018 - 04:10pm PT
I have used Goatd.net before when I was desperate... it is a known malware and virus riddled mess but will stream all the games.

I just went there and got a deceptive website warning, where it says they will try to get phone numbers, bank info, credit card info etc...

But if you really want to see a game, on a throwaway laptop, that might be your honeyhole
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Mar 31, 2018 - 04:41pm PT
Russ,
I cant believe that Geezer tourney let-down! Ho man..

I dont feel quite bad enough for you to gift any more dough to the Morongo strays though.

The only question is will the Dodgers score this month?
sween345

climber
back east
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:47pm PT

It's Sho Time!

Was he playin possum in Spring training?

So far he's covered the yakker down and in, then the straight heater up and away.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Has a DH ever come in to pitch in a game he's already in?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2018 - 10:28am PT
Ohtani shows some promise... but hitting a hanging curve off the Klubott ain't rocket surgery. I like his pitching better than his hitting

Reilly: What up with the Blue???? I pray to Satan that they pull their heads out. Kemp 2020
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 6, 2018 - 09:07pm PT
So, Ohtani is 1-0 with .429 avg and 2 homeruns. Not a bad start.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 6, 2018 - 09:14pm PT
My mistake. Three homeruns.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
Sho_Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 8, 2018 - 08:00pm PT
What up with the Blue???

I already told ya, they’re a bunch of overpaid morons. More to the point, wazzup with the Red Sox and Da Mets? Whoa!
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 8, 2018 - 08:03pm PT
MLB 1941

I wasn't there not having been born yet, but my neighbor played against him in high school.

Quote Here




Notice the leggings
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 9, 2018 - 04:57am PT
He can't keep this up all season, right?



Ohtani became the first player in 99 years to win two games and hit three home runs within the first 10 games of a season. The last: Jim Shaw, he of the "Grunting Jim" nickname, for the 1919 Washington Senators.

In those first 10 games, Ohtani has a 2.08 earned-run average and a .389 batting average. He leads the team in wins, and he is tied with Trout and Justin Upton for the team lead in home runs.

...

He became the third player in major league history with a double-digit strikeout game and a home run in three consecutive games, joining Babe Ruth (1916) and Ken Brett (1973).

Ohtani tied an Angels record with 18 strikeouts in his first two games. He tied the American League record with 12 strikeouts in one of his first two starts.

...Ohtani has more home runs than either Kris Bryant or Aaron Judge, more strikeouts than either Chris Sale or Max Scherzer.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 9, 2018 - 06:56am PT
Love those photos of the splendid splinter. In that last one, where he's just made contact with the ball, it sure looks like both his feet are almost off the ground, maybe the point of his front foot is still down. But all his weight was projected into the ball. Pretty amazing.

Can't wait for a possible Ohtani-Ichiro showdown, although the first chance won't be until the first week of May - if Ohtani's turn in the rotation comes up, and if Ichiro is still with the club. That last one could be a big if. Oh well, the life of a baseball fan, hope springs eternal.

Of course if I really want to hope for something it should be for Ichiro to pitch to Ohtani. I almost forgot, Ichiro has pitching lines in his MLB stats. I think he knew Ohtani was coming over to the USA this year and so wanted to beat him to the record for first Japanese MLB player to both hit, field and pitch in the bigs. Note: Ichi pitched in the last game of 2017 of a losing season for the Marlins, who also probably knew he'd be packing his bags for some other team in 2018, and so gave him his final wish in his last inning in a Marlins uni.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 9, 2018 - 09:19am PT
Not completely off the ground, but like we used to say down at de beach

toes on the nose


rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Apr 11, 2018 - 08:42pm PT
ZBrown...Thanks for the " freeze " frame pictures...No pun intended...
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 11, 2018 - 08:49pm PT
Worst head cold Ted ever caught, but really wasn't he better known for his hitting





Benches clear twice in Red Sox-Yankees; 2 players, 1 coach ejected
ESP


MLB doles out bans, fines for Yankees-Red Sox brawl


Local SD sports guy takes a whack at it.

But this swami can’t help but wonder how many talented young players in the current Padres organization would have a chance to make my team if I put it together 50 years from now (which I’m not going to feel like doing then, so I’m trying now).

My current all-time team:

Catcher: Terry Kennedy.
First base: Nate Colbert.
Second base: Alan Wiggins.
Third base: Ken Caminiti.
Shortstop: Garry Templeton.
Left field: Dave Winfield.
Center field: Steve Finley.
Right field: Tony Gwynn.
Left-handed pitcher: Randy Jones.
Right-handed pitcher: Jake Peavy.
Reliever: Trevor Hoffman.

Say it ain't so, Nick. No TED.


Before San Diego had professional baseball, it had Ted Williams. And before he had Fenway Park, Williams had the sandlots and playgrounds of his North Park neighborhood. In 1936, the Pacific Coast League came to town, just in time for a 17-year-old Williams to join the first Padres team.


Williams, at Jack Murphy Stadium in 1996, was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame last year.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 19, 2018 - 06:27am PT
NATIONAL PASTIME

Show me a man that thinks baseball is the national pastime and I'll show you a man who never played doctor when he was a kid!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2018 - 09:24am PT
Is Tampa Bay already mathematically outta it?

Can Da Bosox win 110 games? They sure embarrassed Da Angels and Ohtani.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Apr 19, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
This woman and all her sisters think baseball is the national past time. We also think that Mariano Rivera is the best closer of all time.
sween345

climber
back east
Apr 20, 2018 - 02:31am PT


Off to Never Never Land

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 20, 2018 - 05:35am PT
Can Da Bosox win 110 games?

They're on pace to win 160.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2018 - 09:02am PT
Well, not that anybody is counting but, technically, it’s only 144. 🤓

In their sweep of the Angels it was 27-3! They shoulda invoked the mercy rule.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 20, 2018 - 09:16am PT
I went to my annual Mariners game yesterday. The game was painful for this lukewarm Mariners fan(me), but I saw one of the stranger stretches of baseball.

4th inning, A triple play against Houston: runners on first and second, batter Gattis shoots a ball to Seager at 3rd, steps on 3rd, throws to 2nd for the second out. So that's 5-4 typical & clean DP, but the batter Gattis forgot(?) that there had been no outs, so after the DP he wandered across the infield to be tagged out after a confusing throw to first. You don't see one of those every day. That kept the Mariners in it, gave us hope as Marco Gonzales was actually pitching quite well.

Around that time a Mariner lined a ball off of pitcher Morton's back, only to have it caught on the fly by SS for an out. Somewhere in that stretch, there was a tailor made DP ground ball hit by Houston that M. Gonzales deflected to make everyone safe.

Houston is good though. In the 5th a couple misplayed balls and a mis-positioned outfield gave Altuve a 3 RBI double to right center field. Ichiro didn't play, and it ended up being 9-2 Houston. It was a spectacular day though. Marco Gonzales looked really good for 3 innings, I like seeing Altuve play, and one doesn't see a triple play very often.
Dar

PS: I don't like what Arizona did to the Giants!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 20, 2018 - 11:01am PT
Well, not that anybody is counting but, technically, it’s only 144. 🤓

Actually, they are playing so well they'll get back about 20 losses.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 20, 2018 - 10:27pm PT
BoSox don't usually play well in the Coliseum, but they got the win tonight against the A's on two home runs, also rare for them at night there in the post Manny/Papi era.

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 21, 2018 - 03:10pm PT
The Angels need pitching. I mean REALLY need pitching.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 21, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
NO HITTER!!!

SEAN MANAEA!!!

THE THROWIN' SAMOAN!!!!

SUCK IT, BEANTOWN!!!

LET'S GO, OAKLAND!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 21, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
pretty amazing...

enjoy it Greg!
it's a long season (as they say) and tomorrow is the last game for these two.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 23, 2018 - 07:47am PT
I listened to it.

I almost always go the radio route rather than TV. Usually I'm working away with the game on in the background. But with this one I just lay on the couch and gave myself over to the action starting with the top of the 7th. Totally awesome. Then went back and watched the highlights once they got posted. Love the smile that breaks out on Manaea's face as the last out gets made. 6'5", 240-pound little leaguer who knows he just did something good. "The Baby Giraffe" is his clubhouse nickname, apparently, which is perfect.

And then Khris Davis mashed a 3-run job for the series win yesterday.

I'm already dreading November.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 23, 2018 - 08:47am PT
I only caught the botom of the eighth, on my drive back from the gym, when Price gives up the home run after a well pitched game (like Sales' game the night before).

A couple of years ago I looked at the Red Sox play at the Coliseum over the years, having had the feeling that they didn't really win much, and confirmed in the record just that... independent of how well either team did in a given year... probably more to do with the BoSox reliance on power hitting and the power-suck of the night air in Oakland, and maybe the lack of Oakland power pitching. You can't win if you don't score. Saturday's no-no was just a very well pitched game, props to Manaea, even if it makes him trade bait for Oakland.

2003 was a sweet exception, after loosing the first two playoff games in Oakland, Boston won the next two in Fenway, then came back for a day game (3:05pm start) with a dramatic end with a bit of controversy...

[Click to View YouTube Video]

...not shown was the absolute silence before that last pitch, with 40,000+ fans in the stadium you could hear a pin drop, it was eerie. My daughter and I snuck out in a sea of very disappointed A's fans. While Red Sox nation showed up, they were very outnumbered by A's supporters (unusual, when these teams meet it's usually a BoSox fan filled stadium). I remember the Baby Ruth candy bars being thrown into the Red Sox dugout by literate A's denizens.

Still waiting for another playoff series between these two clubs...

tradryan

Big Wall climber
San Diego
Apr 23, 2018 - 08:52am PT
Anybody hear anything about Tyler Wade with the Yankees? He's the son of a guy I work with. Really nice family and it looks like Tyler may hit the big time! Exciting stuff! Keep an eye on him
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 23, 2018 - 12:02pm PT
Ed, Manaea won't be traded for a couple of years yet, so don't get covetous.

He's staying in Oakland for now. (I predict three more seasons.)
sween345

climber
back east
Apr 23, 2018 - 03:28pm PT

tradryan,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but young Mr. Wade just got sent down to AAA yesterday.

The Evil Empire brought up their second base prospect, one Gleyber Torres.

It seems that Aaron Boone likes his versatility though.

http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2018/04/what_yankees_need_from_tyler_wade_after_gleyber_to.html

I likely saw him play in Trenton (Yankees AA team) 2 years ago, but I don't recall.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 23, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
The Dodgers have a catcher playing 2nd tonight? With the money they throw around
that’s the best they can do? What would Yogi have said?
tradryan

Big Wall climber
San Diego
Apr 23, 2018 - 09:09pm PT
Damn, that was the first I heard of it. I was never much of a baseball guy but I did go to a bunch of Trenton Thunder games growing up. My Dad loved the minor leagues for the lack of traffic, ease of getting in and getting out.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2018 - 09:47pm PT
Man, this is no good... could have been any of us...

https://www.mlb.com/news/danny-farquhar-critical-after-brain-hemorrhage/c-273152256
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 24, 2018 - 06:53am PT
What would Yogi have said?

In baseball, you don’t know nothing.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 26, 2018 - 11:38am PT
Da Bums lose 2 outta 3 to the Marlins, at home? Really?
Kershaw has really perfected his Meat pitch - served up a juicy one last night to get his record to 1-4!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 27, 2018 - 07:46am PT
April 2018 will be the first month in the long history of MLB when there will be more strikeouts recorded then hits.
Small ball is gone. Get ready for no neck behemoths swinging from the heels.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2018 - 05:32pm PT
ARod is fully cringe worthy on the ESPN broadcast... G'dam tamale he is bad
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Apr 29, 2018 - 09:37pm PT
will the doyers make it back to the WS? At this rate, I would say no.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2018 - 09:53pm PT
They’ll be lucky to make it back to their hotel.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 3, 2018 - 05:42am PT
Last night Pujol's got HR number 620 and double number 625, passing Aaron on the all time doubles list. We have tickets for tonight, and he only needs two for 3000. And with Baltimore pitching...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2018 - 03:16pm PT
Standing O for Ichiro... what a player, what a career
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2018 - 03:28pm PT
Class act, too. So is Pujols. I’ll throw Trout into that pond, too. BwaHaHa! Sorry.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 3, 2018 - 03:36pm PT
Throw Trout in a pond. When it comes to trout he’s a steelhead...a rainbow who goes to the sea and comes bag bigger and badder then ever. That dude rocks!
sween345

climber
back east
May 3, 2018 - 04:18pm PT

Ichiro has not, and likely will not retire until next season. The Mariners open their season against the Oakland A's.....in Tokyo.
I believe he will suit up in front of the home crowd for a farewell.

Check Stubhub for the prices on that soiree.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 3, 2018 - 06:22pm PT
I agree with sween, Ichiro will have his swan song in Tokyo at the start of the 2019 season. Then I'm making my reservations for a hotel in Cooperstown for July 2025.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 4, 2018 - 06:55am PT
Spent the last two nights in Anaheim hoping to see Pujols' 3000. Came close last night. If he hadn't got hit he would have had it.

One thing for sure, Baltimore truly sucks. They can't hit, pitch or field. They must have one of the worst outfields in major league history. Machado must be dying to get out of there.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2018 - 06:14pm PT
If you are in Potrero Chico right now you can take in the Dodgers/Padres in Monterrey... Sounds like a fun night out. I wonder if beers down there are $28 like at our Big League parks?
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 6, 2018 - 06:22pm PT
Cards-Cubs are on right now, ending the weekend slate of games

Cards are down Yadi Molina, who took a groin shot in the series

Cards-Cubs is the best rivalry in baseball, maybe sports. Don't want to hear Sox-Yankees or Dodgers-Giants -- that's second-tier coastal stuff
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2018 - 08:47pm PT
Molina had to have the coconuts drained... out for maybe 6 weeks. That there is a world class shot to the nuts, not the usual "two minute flu" from getting rung up... I could feel it all the way out here in JT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 6, 2018 - 08:52pm PT
foul tipped 102 mph fastball right where you wouldn't want it...
hope he'll recover...

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
May 6, 2018 - 08:56pm PT
Some catchers are taking viagra for those foul tips...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2018 - 07:49am PT
What pro catchers don't use cups anymore?

None... for sure he had a cup on. A good ringing can still happen even with a cup. He might have got the dreaded "bat wing pinch" where all your junk ain't in the trunk.

Must be pretty gruesome to have surgery and DL for a month +.... damn
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 7, 2018 - 08:00am PT
I base my loyalties on the excitement a team provides, not on where they play. So far this year my excitement rankings are:
1) Angels
2) Yankees
3) Boston
What is this affiliation thing with where a team plays all about? The owners only want to get you in the stands and blind allegiance plays into their hands at not having to spend money to provide a good product.
The players don’t care about the city they play in, they do care about their contracts and whether or not the team they play on is competitive.
I will always follow the excitement a team provides and that is dependent on the players on their roster.
If Mike Trout ever leaves the Angels, I probably will to.
Blind allegiance to a team let’s money hungry owners off the hook.
Call me a fair weather fan...I prefer to think of myself as an open market fan.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 7, 2018 - 08:59am PT
The players don’t care about the city they play in, they do care about their contracts

for sure. Also, I've long suspected that a majority of players would prefer, if given the choice, to play in empty stadiums with no fans. An utterly clinical environment without being subjected to the indignity of playing in front of the bourgeoisie. I probably would prefer that too if I were a player.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 7, 2018 - 09:11am PT
I think the players, like all performers, appreciate fan adulation. I am way more pro player then pro owner.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2018 - 09:17am PT
The players don’t care about the city they play in, they do care about their contracts and whether or not the team they play on is competitive.

Mostly bullsh#t... ever hear of hometown discount? Grown men cry when they get traded away from "their" team... lots of guys in the Bigs dream of playing for the home team since they were little kids, and when they eventually do, there is a strong bond there.

The competitive angle is the only thing you got almost right.

I've long suspected that a majority of players would prefer, if given the choice, to play in empty stadiums with no fans

Nope... the majority of players feed off the fans and the way the game is going, actually play to the fans with bat flips and antics to rile them up. Ever watch any Latin ball? With 30% of MLB being Latin these days, the fans are no doubt a large component to their style of game.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 7, 2018 - 09:45am PT
I still get chills thinking of walking onto the playing field of a large stadium full of home fans.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 7, 2018 - 09:48am PT
The players don’t care about the city they play in

IIRC, Curt Flood challenged the reserve clause not because he wanted more money, but because he didn't want to leave St. Louis.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 7, 2018 - 08:28pm PT
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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 7, 2018 - 09:08pm PT
donini is big market cupper
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 7, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
He walked off? Hmmmmm...
zBrown

Ice climber
May 8, 2018 - 09:49pm PT
Like the coaches say

Don't take your eye off the ball

And

Use your mitt, not your balls
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 9, 2018 - 06:36am PT
Pax, the Big Maple, Canadian proud


factoid: Among all teams, Seattle's four no-hitters since 2012 are tied with the Giants for the most during that time.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 11, 2018 - 10:33pm PT
Can the Dodgers get any worse? Oh, yeah, baby.

And how about those Mets? After their scorching start they’re really on fire now!

Cubbies aren’t showing any signs of awakening, huh?

Screw the Yankees. jess sayin’...
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 12, 2018 - 08:54am PT
Jim, you're just trying to wriggle off the hook and reset the narrative. You're guilty of being that worst breed of lily-livered baseball fan—a Yankees fan from Philadelphia.

And if Mike Trout was from Peoria instead of your podunk hometown, you'd still have the soul of an Angels fan.

They play in a suburb!

The glorious Oakland Athletics—the feral pigs of the American League—took the lumber to your beloved Yankees in the Bronx last night and now have two shots at taking the weekend series from them.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2018 - 07:45am PT
With about the first 25% of the season done:

Yanks and Sox.... they are going to be tough to beat...

Dodgers warming up, Cubs being an all or none offense, DBacks coming back to earth after playing well above their heads.

Nats still cant figure it out...

Ohtani might actually be able to do it all...

Javi Baez is still dazzling and swinging at everything

Hoping Machado does not go to the Cubs. He rates kinda high on my chump meter, but is some kind of player. I could probably get over it if he lands there. I don't think he is going to the Cubs though.

And for Reilly: Matt Kemp MVP
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 24, 2018 - 08:16am PT
it already seems like a whole season...
looking forward to some exciting series between the BoSox and Yankees.

Go Sox!

and I'd love to see the A's make it to the playoffs, possibly to watch them play the Sox in Oakland.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 24, 2018 - 08:38am PT
Geez Ed...how can you root for the flawed franchise that traded Babe Ruth?
Likewise you Dodger fans who profess undying devotion for a franchise that snuck out of Brooklyn in the middle of the night like petty thieves.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 24, 2018 - 08:41am PT
Jim, fer crisesakes, have you spent any time in Brooklyn?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 24, 2018 - 06:08pm PT
Geez Ed...how can you root for the flawed franchise that traded Babe Ruth?

it's definitely a congenital disease... born in Boston, the first game I went to at age 6 was at Fenway, a vivid memory of walking through the dark cave area and seeing the startling green field as you make your way out into the stands.

What is definitely an advantage of being a BoSox fan is the fact that you can go to the same stadium at age 64 that you went to at age 6... not many baseball fans can do that.

The current franchise is not doing to badly compared to all those years that I followed them... my dear grandmother never saw them win the championship, but every spring she'd chirp those optimistic words "this year is our year"

Anyway, lots of history
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 24, 2018 - 06:15pm PT
No Reilly, but last week I endured horrendus traffic while trying to get thru LA in the middle of the day...what must rush hours be like? High paying jobs are only one component of “quality of life.”
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 25, 2018 - 06:26am PT

What is definitely an advantage of being a BoSox fan is the fact that you can go to the same stadium at age 64 that you went to at age 6... not many baseball fans can do that.

I can do that at Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. Back in the day when major league teams would play exhibition games on off days during the season I saw my first major league game there: White Sox v. Reds.

My best time as a fan was in the '70s going there to watch the AAA Evansville Tripletts. Tickets were cheap, got to sit behind the plate. Saw at least two Hall of Famers, Bert Blyleven and Jack Morris, not to mention quite a few future MLB MVPs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosse_Field
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2018 - 01:57pm PT
Rather than look it up... Say Ed.... explain how all that StatCast stuff is generated.

How do they calculate spinrate? That seems like a tough one unless you have the superslowmo guy sitting there counting rotations...

I sorta get launch angle and velocity will give distance... you know, using math...

I can guess at the way they do "play probability" but that one seems to not work that well in what they suggest and what I'm seeing...

What do you think is the most revealing or interesting stat that they are giving out, and is it accurate?

(6-1 Cubs over Giants in the 9th right now... GO CUBS!!!)
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 25, 2018 - 02:24pm PT
What do you think is the most revealing or interesting stat that they are giving out, and is it accurate?

Runs scored. The most under-rated stat.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 25, 2018 - 05:57pm PT
my favorite stat (that isn't recorded as far as I know):

Failure to fucckkk the defense over when they employ some ridiculously lopsided shift.

I have no quarrel whatsoever with the shift. But unless you're Babe Fukking Ruth, or 'roids era Barry Bonds, if they're giving you the entire left side of the diamond, just bunt the goddamn ball
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 25, 2018 - 08:54pm PT
Stratcast is radar and high speed cameras and a lot of software...

this system was introduced in 2016 (I believe) and the data coming from it will get better and better as people crunch the numbers.

Measuring the trajectory and the velocity of the ball you can infer the Mangus force which depends on spin-rate and back it out from the math...


Spin-rate seems all the rage these days,
[Click to View YouTube Video]

https://www.drivelinebaseball.com/2016/11/spin-rate-what-we-know-now/

The Effect of Fastball Backspin Rate on Baseball Hitting Accuracy

https://www.drivelinebaseball.com/2016/11/spin-rate-part-ii-spin-axis-useful-spin/

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/qa-alan-nathan-on-the-physics-of-pitching/

Determining the 3D Spin Axis from TrackMan Data

The effect of spin on the flight of a baseball

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Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
May 26, 2018 - 12:55am PT
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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 26, 2018 - 08:11am PT
Failure to fucckkk the defense over when they employ some ridiculously lopsided shift.

I have no quarrel whatsoever with the shift. But unless you're Babe Fukking Ruth, or 'roids era Barry Bonds, if they're giving you the entire left side of the diamond, just bunt the goddamn ball

That sh#t drives me nuts. Instead of bunting, they dribble a grounder right into the shift.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 26, 2018 - 09:03am PT
If those goons weren’t trying to jack every ball there would be no need for the shift. The really
professional hitters use what the pitcher gives them. A three run double = a three run jack.

Dodgers showing a little life with Turner’s return and, damn, that Stripling has a wicked curve!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2018 - 08:55am PT
Those are some great brain numbing links Ed! Thanks for ferreting those out

One word: Mookie Betts
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 27, 2018 - 09:04am PT
Could we get a Bob Uecker interpretation of all that physics?
Sheesh, I thought we were talkin’ baseball here!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 27, 2018 - 09:47am PT
Mookie is fun to watch, and the BoSox seem to be in a good place.

It's surprising (but maybe not) that Hanley and The Panda who were acquisitions for the BoSox in late 2014 never really lived up to expectations for power hitting. I don't think anyone watching thought that Mookie would be the power bat in the lineup.

It seems that this year's BoSox was what people expected last year. And with Cora as manager, and somewhat relaxed about it (at least in terms of making the apparently bold moves with the data at hand) has the team playing well.

I'm not sure that Pedroia is going to make it back, he plays a really physical game and it's been 12 years (I remember seeing him play in Oakland in 2006, and against the Giants that same year, and thinking that he was "undersized"). But making room for him forced the management's hand, or at least had them take a deep look at the roster.




It is one thing to believe the physics of baseball is more than just interesting, but you have to figure out how to throw the ball to tap into the physics... and it seems that modern pitchers are eager to get an edge.

I suspect that as those skills are developed it will make the game even more interesting to watch (at least interesting for me).

A 100 mph curve ball? that's nasty...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2018 - 12:07pm PT
Pedroia's effectiveness will drop off until he is like the chase Utley of the Sox... elder statesman and keep the kids in line. I have to say that his best years are probably far behind him now. A rolling stone gathers no moss (not sure if this has ever been proven) but being out and having surgery can take that last little bit out of an older guy.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2018 - 11:51am PT
Pedroia to DL... end of the line??

Reilly: Kemp is getting MVP chants!!! Leads the league in batting!!

Go cubs!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 2, 2018 - 12:04pm PT
Kemp is worthy and dependable. A pity that what he has isn’t contagious.

I knew they were bringing Kershaw back too soon.

GO RED SOX!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 3, 2018 - 01:09am PT
Don’t look now, but the Mariners are tied with the Astros for first place in the AL West. This is very disorienting...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 3, 2018 - 04:09pm PT
The only winning ball being played in Cali is from the American League....Angels and A’s.
With Trout and Ohtani, it’s hard to understand the lack of support for the Angels on this forum. What happened to Bellinger...flash in the pan?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 3, 2018 - 04:13pm PT
No Angels haters here, they’re just the johnny-come-latelies.

Bellinger? Got curve balls/Kryptonite?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 3, 2018 - 04:27pm PT
When fans give undying allegiance to a franchise it just give money grubbing, billionaire owners a reason to save money and provide a mediocre team.
As a citizen of the US, I feel no allegiance to any single area and I scan the entire landscape each year for the best entertainment available. Any allegiance is more for particular players rather then for teams.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2018 - 12:56pm PT
A group that includes MLB just bought Rawlings for 395 million...

Rawlings was founded in 1887 making gloves, balls, cleats and various sports equip. Of note is they are the manufacturers of the official Major League baseball.

With all the ball talk lately, including humidors, windings, off center corks, spin rate and funny feeling covers, maybe a new standard will emerge. Maybe they will control the size (which varies according to the allowable rules) and tightness of the wind and even the grip of the cover. Seems kinda interesting and I wonder just what they will have up their sleeves.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 5, 2018 - 01:14pm PT
Ball production always will have variables although perhaps things can be tightened up. More of a factor is the style of baseball that is in vogue. Joe DiMaggio finished his career with more homers than strikeouts. Striking out was considered a weakness...not so today. If you strikeout more times then you get a base hit, all is forgiven if you have good home run production.

2018 will likely go down as the first time in MLB history the number of strikeouts exceeded the number of hits. This will likely continue as long as the long ball is rewarded more than other parts of the game.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2018 - 08:47am PT
More on changes to the baseball:

//We may have a reason for why home run rates have been up across Major League Baseball for over two years now — and an explanation for another recent phenomenon.

Writing for the Athletic, Dr. Meredith Wills dismantled 26 baseballs, 12 of which came from 2014 and the other 14 from 2016 and 2017. While she found that virtually everything about the baseballs was identical, there was one notable difference — the laces in the newer baseballs are nine percent thicker than those in the older ones.

Wills explains that this is a significant issue for two reasons.

While it is unclear how much spherical symmetry would be gained from a 9.0% increase in lace thickness, it is unreasonable to assume that it would not make some contribution to drag reduction, thereby allowing the ball to carry farther.

Another likely consequence of thicker laces is the “epidemic” of pitcher blisters that began in 2016. Increased lace thickness will produce slightly prouder stitches (not to be confused with seam height, which is related to lace tightness and cover fit), creating a “bumpier” seam. Since blisters are often associated with tightly gripping or rubbing the seams, the rougher texture could be a strong factor in higher rates of blistering. In fact, the possibility of thicker stitches was even postulated by pitcher Rich Hill last year, although the follow-up was minimal.

Wills notes that a larger sample size would be needed to make a firmer conclusion, and that there are many possible reasons for a change in the laces. That includes a supplier adjustment that even Rawlings may not have been aware of. That said, it’s clear there’s something in play here.

Some pitchers have long believed that the baseballs are juiced, but it may be simpler than that, based on this evidence.//
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:57am PT
Common sense would argue that ‘fatter’ laces would slow the ball down but utilizing my admittedly less than exhaustive aerodynamic background, but most assuredly far more than yer average crankloon, further thought (about 7 seconds’ worth) ruptured up the idea that the phat seams could easily create a better ‘boundary layer’ which is a key component of aerodynamic designs. It is a fertile subject which I invite all fellow wannabe aerodynamicists, and sundry crankloons, to read up on.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:00am PT
With Trout and Ohtani, it’s hard to understand the lack of support for the Angels on this forum.

I get to as many Angel games as I can. With a senior discount I can get a very good upper deck seat behind the plate for $12. A beer and hot dog for less than $10. Midweek you can move down to field level easily, they don't seem to mind.

With Pujols, Trout, Ohtani and Simmons it's a really great deal.

More on changes to the baseball:

Too bad Earl Weaver missed this age, eh? "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:45am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oph9BP4lKjs&list=RDoph9BP4lKjs
[Click to View YouTube Video]
the answer at 1:06
[^^^the video above doesn't seem to link through the STForum video hack]

no way y'all will sit through this next video:
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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 15, 2018 - 11:46am PT
Astros are putting the hammer down in the AL West now with MLB-leading +142 run differential. Going on 8 game winning streak, they have displaced the overachieving Mariners for first place.

two good games tonight: Cubs in St. Louis and Red Sox at Seattle
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 15, 2018 - 12:14pm PT
In 2018 for the first time in baseball history strikeouts will outnumber hits. Given this fact consider.that Joe DiMaggio had lifetime stats of 2,214 hits and only 369 strikeouts. His lifetime total of 361 home runs almost equaled his total strikeouts.
Aaron Judge, considered by many to be a superstar, so far in his short career has already amassed 338 strkeouts to go with 234 hits.
At that rate, if Judge were to match DiMaggio’s 2,214 hits they would come along with 3,198 strikeouts. That’s a rate that is 8.7 times higher than DiMaggio.
The game has changed.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 16, 2018 - 06:26pm PT
Red Sox/M's game is a gem. Pitchers' duel, 1-0 in the 5th. Good defense.

Seattle deserves entrée into the postseason. I hope they don't c*#k it up.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:07am PT
Hard to imagine the Mariners in the postseason, but they may yet deserve it. Getting past the Astros, Red Sox, and the hated Yankees would be a miracle. Right now it is hard to imagine any NL bunch getting past that lot.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 18, 2018 - 09:08pm PT
anyone remember when Chase Utley took out a Mets middle infielder a year or two ago?

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2018 - 06:29pm PT
Looks like Hunter Strickland is still pushing his .10 cent brain to the limit...

Out 6-8 weeks with a fractured hand after punching a door after a blown save. Luckily for Giants fans you can use this as an excuse for the blown saves he will have later in the year when it really counts. Jesu-Cristo he is a dumbass...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 20, 2018 - 07:45am PT
ms55401, you'll like this one:
[Click to View YouTube Video]

You're going to be in the Hall of Fame? Why? For f*#king up World Series'?
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Jun 20, 2018 - 03:32pm PT
I hear that Russ...good riddance hot-head!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 26, 2018 - 06:37pm PT
ah yes, Earl Weaver, good show

I love Joe Maddon and his style of managing, but I will shed a tear when the last crusty old school manager rides into the sunset (which might have happened, now that I think of it).

I saw Buck Showalter get tossed last night or the night before, and while I like Showalter, it was milquetoast compared to Earl, or Sweet Lou, or Billy Martin, or ...
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jun 27, 2018 - 08:23am PT
Jim, have you had a peek at the standings this morning?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2018 - 07:07pm PT
For Reilly: Matt Kemp, 2018 All Star with MVP and HOF right around the corner...
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Jul 12, 2018 - 01:46pm PT
7/11/90

[Click to View YouTube Video]
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 12, 2018 - 03:58pm PT
Let’s see, Bryce Harper in Blake Snell out of All Star lineup, only confirms what Trump’s election showed...there is no justice in this world.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 12, 2018 - 08:59pm PT
Russ upthread... One word: Mookie Betts

indeed!

what an at bat today...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2018 - 09:23pm PT
Mookie is really something... what a talent!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:32pm PT
Matt Kemp and Ross Stripling are the only two reasons the Dodgers are in first place. Jason Turner needs a shave and a hair cut so he can turn on a fastball.

Nice to see the Red Sox put a little space between them and da Yankees.

Cubbies are innit and it’s all good as long as the Cards are not.
sween345

climber
back east
Jul 16, 2018 - 03:42am PT
tradryan,

Looks like your guy Wade found his stick in Scranton and has been making the most of his playing time, including his first dinger.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/yankees-vs-orioles/2018/07/11/530794#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=530794

http://m.mlb.com/player/642180/tyler-wade?year=2018&stats=gamelogs-r-hitting-mlb


ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 17, 2018 - 07:58pm PT
haha AL always demeans NL. It's like older brother beating up little brother
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
Votto had them out of the inning on a foul pop up... missed it. Second chance proved to be a HR! The old "make 'em pay" scenario
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 17, 2018 - 09:00pm PT
Love it! AL dominance continues...not that Houston, Boston or New York need home field advantage.
Six in a row and 13 of the last 16.
Home run derby on two successive nights.
10 home runs and 25 strikeouts...the face of baseball today.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 18, 2018 - 06:59am PT
I think the cubbies are your best bet T.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 18, 2018 - 02:11pm PT
Hated to see Diaz give up that home run as he’s been lights out all season. He already has 20 one run saves and the mlb record for a single season is 23. He looked a bit amped up.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 27, 2018 - 09:50am PT
Yesterday saw Francisco Arcia make his big league* debut. After 12 years in the minors his first major league hit was a three run homer. Had an RBI single later in the game. Nice. The Angels will miss Maldonado, though, IMHO.

Nick Tropeano only gave up 5 hits. Of course, being 2018, they were 5 homeruns.


*It's just too bad the junior circuit doesn't play real baseball.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 2, 2018 - 07:01pm PT
Tonight was the first attempted stolen base against Kershaw!
What happened to small ball?
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 2, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 2, 2018 - 07:49pm PT
speaking of small ball, I just read Keith Hernandez's autobiography (checked out from public library)

my favorite part was when he was at some awards ceremony. The MC showed clips of Keith Hernandez going the other way for a single or something. George Brett is in the crowd and says (paraphrase) "what a sissy hitter".

I love the sissy hitting!

But I also love George Brett's approach. Both of those dudes raked (just one with a little more power)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 3, 2018 - 07:29am PT
Not a lot of small ball last night at the Ravine - 21-5! 9 dingers! Most runs there evah!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 6, 2018 - 07:45am PT
sometimes it's worth listening all the way to the end of a game that had seemingly already been determined.

Yankees v. BoSox games that go to the witching hour often surprise... Jeter once admonished a team mate in Fenway, "wait for the ghosts to come out"
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2018 - 08:19am PT
Final nail in the Yanks coffin last night... what a game!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 6, 2018 - 12:07pm PT
Astros sure showed Da Bums who’s Da Boss. They’re done.
Looking forward to a Cubs and Red Sox WS.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 6, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Don't sleep on the A's!

My bet with Donini A's v. Angels, regular season record, is pretty much a sure thing at this point, but the Yankees and Astros should be feeling the heat, too.

They've been on an incredible fun for seven+ weeks and have been an absolute joy to follow.

Especially Matt Chapman and Khris Davis.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2018 - 12:22pm PT
Looking forward to a Cubs and Red Sox WS.

Yeppers
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 6, 2018 - 08:03pm PT
lot's of baseball to be played...
...and when you get into October, it's really anyone's guess, so random.

But I've made no secret of my desire to see a playoff game between the A's and the BoSox in the Coliseum again (expecting the same result as in 2003).
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 7, 2018 - 07:39am PT
^^^ Vile creature.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 7, 2018 - 09:03am PT
it would be nice for Beene to figure out how to get the A's into the World Series using his approach to building a team.

I believe that he has not figured out how to be successful in post-season play.

Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 7, 2018 - 11:58am PT
I think we're going to get a chance to prove you wrong in a few months.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 7, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
I hope you do get a chance!
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 7, 2018 - 07:28pm PT
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:38pm PT
watching M's/Astros game on the tele tonight

both teams are wearing throwback jerseys. Mariners in a gorgeous robin-egg blue pullover, Astros in a gaudy (in a good way) horizontal stripe tequila sunrise looking thing

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2018 - 09:54pm PT
http://www.classickicks.com/2014/01/25-most-influential-baseballl-uniforms-all-time/

Pretty good stuff in there.... damn them shorts on the White Sox were a rough look!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 08:42am PT
Bill Veeck definitely was a connoisseur of the chronic.

Me mum dated Charley Finley for quite a while. He didn’t consult her on uniforms though. She’s got a ball autographed by most of the team but the cheap phuk gave them a pen to use that had disappearing ink in it!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2018 - 03:13pm PT
Ex Big League pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to the drug trafficking charges...

Looking at 10 to LIFE!!

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24344352/former-all-star-pitcher-esteban-loaiza-pleads-guilty-drug-charges
Jim Clipper

climber
Aug 12, 2018 - 08:04pm PT
Home run eh?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 12, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
Rockies got a minimum IQ for players? Not evident on those retards that tried stretching base hits against Puig and Kemp. Puig nailed the moron going into third from deep right field!

As I said at the start of the season the Dodgers’ pen belongs in the pen.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Aug 12, 2018 - 08:40pm PT
There were 2 Charlie O's as i recall....Both were asses...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 16, 2018 - 01:58pm PT
Are they going to start putting dresses on the batters? They tossed Urena? Did they toss Drysdale when he broke Mike Shannon's arm? Not even Shannon got mad, he knew he was cheating.

Keith Hernandez has it right.

Commenting on the Acuna situation during the TV broadcast of the Mets’ game against the Baltimore Orioles, Hernandez said: “They’re killing you, they’ve lost three games, he’s hit three home runs — you gotta hit him. I’m sorry. People are not going to like that.

“You gotta hit him, knock him down — seriously knock him down if you don’t hit him. And you never throw at anybody’s head or neck. You hit him in the back, you hit him in the fanny."

“That’s just part of the baseball code,” Hernandez said. “If someone’s hitting home runs, they’re leaning all over that plate. I’m sorry, I’m not gonna let you do that. Here’s one in your ribs or on your back, and let’s see if you stay in there next time.”

Bob Gibson says he never hit a batter, batters hit themselves.

Hank Aaron, on Bob Gibson: “You don’t dig in against Bob Gibson, he’ll knock you down. He’d knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don’t stare at him, don’t smile at him, don’t talk to him. He doesn’t like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don’t run too slow, don’t run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don’t charge the mound, because he’s a Gold Glove boxer.”

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 16, 2018 - 02:47pm PT
^^^^. NICE! When men were men.

Editorial in LA Times today about that idiot Puig getting tossed just because the Giants’ catcher baited him with some trash talk. WTF? That’s what catchers get paid to do you moron!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 16, 2018 - 05:18pm PT
Puig was never the sharpest tool in the shed.

Seaver and Gibson were really going at it one day. Seaver was at bat when Gibson gave him a high hard one. The umpire started to head out to the mound, Seaver told him to stay out of it, "This is between us."
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 16, 2018 - 06:02pm PT
Gibson is the original hardman. Give him the ball and get out of his way.

The Puig episode reminds me of when A-Rod got in it with Varitek after getting plunked. It was just jawing until V said, "We don't throw at .230 batters", and then of course it was on.

Interesting to see Joe Maddon, whom I respect greatly, being new-agey about l'affair Acuna. I'm going with Keith on this one.
John M

climber
Aug 20, 2018 - 08:43am PT
Anyone else watching the little league world series? The playoffs are on this week. The championship this weekend.

So far its been fun to watch. I like the pace. They play fast.

Schedule..

https://www.sbnation.com/2018/8/16/17669628/2018-little-league-world-series-bracket-format-schedule-results
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 20, 2018 - 08:50am PT
One day last week the Cubs turned 7 DP’s! Same day another team turned a TP but it was the first time in like 100 years that the batter wasn’t one of the outs!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 20, 2018 - 11:37am PT
^^ So true.

The PBS show on Ted Williams is pretty good.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Aug 20, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Could we talk up the A's some more-from 11 games out to being tied with the 'stros for first be fore losing the last game of the series. Better record than any team in the NL., could still not make the play offs?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
Great LLWS game going on now... Texas Vs. Georgia. LL mistakes lead to tying runs... All tied up in the 9th right now. Kids are taking really good cuts! #Polished!

Edit: The A's????? pfffffffft

Game over edit: wow.. what a back and forth... LL error leads to winning run on 3rd with one out. Sac fly to right sends Texas home.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:23am PT
Looking a lot more likely that the Mariners don't make the playoffs than the A's!

The Good Guys in green and gold are the best story in baseball this year. They've been playing out of their heads since mid-June. A long, grinding lineup with lots of power, excellent bullpen, and surprisingly consistent starting pitching. And let's not forget the absolutely startling third base defense provided by Matt Chapman that has to be seen to be believed. They've been a very exciting team to follow this season. (I listen to almost every game.)

The regular season bet I made with Donini before the season—A's record v. Angels record—is an absolute lock at this point.

And you should have heard the cocky hogwash Donini was spouting in March...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:30am PT
Kenley Jansen came off the DL last night to serve up the meat to the Cards.
Guess he shoulda stayed on it.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:47am PT
A's get a wildcard
knock the Yankees off
fall to the Sox in 5 (the Coliseum is a tough place to win)

I get to watch the two games in Oakland!

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:47am PT
Matt Carpenter has been on a real tear.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:51am PT
If the A's get into the postseason, which at this point is more likely than not, they will be the weakest by far of the 5 AL teams to make the playoffs -- at least as measured by run differential. As of this moment these are the top 5 teams in the AL (by winning percentage) and thus are in-line to make the playoffs. Run differential is displayed by team.

1. Boston +215
2. Houston +197
3. New York +148
4. Cleveland +139
5. Oakland +76

So that's a relatively wimpy team in the East Bay.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 09:10am PT
on the other hand

A's 2018 record wins
against Mariners: 5 of 12 (7 more to play)
against Red Sox: 4 of 6
against Astros: 6 of 15 (3 more to play)
against Yankees: 1 of 3 (3 more to play)
against Indians: 2 of 3

very respectable.

Long balls are dead balls in the Coliseum... heavy, cold marine layer, night games are horrific for home runs, not to mention the wacky pitching.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 21, 2018 - 10:39am PT
The A's have hit 170 home runs.

Only the Indians, Dodgers, and Yankees have hit more.

(Tied with the Angels, one ahead of the Red Sox.)

Two of the aforementioned teams play in absolute bandboxes.

But about that marine layer—the A's have hit 66 home dingers, 104 away.

Their 104 away home runs leads the majors.

As for run differential, what is it relative to the others since June 15, when the A's started their breakout? Because for the Good Guys, it has been a tale of two seasons—that which came before, and that which has happened since.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 21, 2018 - 11:40am PT
A's 2018 record wins
against Mariners: 5 of 12 (7 more to play)
against Red Sox: 4 of 6
against Astros: 6 of 15 (3 more to play)
against Yankees: 1 of 3 (3 more to play)
against Indians: 2 of 3

very respectable.

by my math that looks a lot like a winning record that is mediocre at best: 46% (18 out of 39)


not bashing the A's, as I certainly would like to see them beat either -- better, both -- of the Red Sox and Yankees. But their 2018 success is almost certainly ephemeral. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2018 - 12:28pm PT
Nats offload Matt Adams to the Cards and Daniel Murphy to the Cubs.

The yearly collapse of the Nats is in full swing....
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 01:06pm PT
Ultra fair-weather fan here... heard say there hey how bout those As... couldn't say no to the $20 field level seats against the Astros last week, pretty fun! I'll be back.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2018 - 01:14pm PT
^^^^^

Tweet me braj next time you go... we can do selfies from the nosebleeds!
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 21, 2018 - 02:14pm PT
Since June 15:

The A's: 41-14 (.745, .653 pythag—so they are quote, "getting lucky" to a certain extent)
Red Sox: 40-15 (.727, .688 pythag)
Cleveland: 36-20 (.643, .689 pythag)
Yankees: 33-25 (.569, .590 pythag)

Then comes the rest of the league. Only Colorado has played better than .600 in the same stretch in the NL.

Also note, the Red Sox and Yankees have gotten fat playing TOR and BAL. Baltimore is truly horrible this year. And Cleveland gets fat playing in what is this year, a truly lousy division.

I get that the games played before June 15 also count, but I follow the A's pretty close, and they've been pretty fabulous since their starting pitching stabilized in mid-June. Calculating from their .653 pythag is a 105 win team over the course of a full season. That's a damn good team. Two months + through the height of the summer is not an insignificant part of a baseball season. Sleep on them at your peril. And that with the lowest payroll in the game.

Best of all, they've been exciting and athletic. They've been playing beautiful baseball.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:06pm PT
“Now pitching for the Cardinals - Daniel Poncedeleon.”

He’s listed as 26. I wonder how old he really is.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Aug 22, 2018 - 08:54am PT
^^^ Well played. Baseball names are a true joy of the sport.
John M

climber
Aug 22, 2018 - 04:42pm PT
Heads up.. Little League world series playoff game on now. New York vs Hawaii. Both teams have not lost in the world series yet.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 22, 2018 - 05:32pm PT
Hope Hawaii doesn’t get blown away.
John M

climber
Aug 22, 2018 - 05:41pm PT
hahaha.. so far they are doing the blowing out. 7-0 Hawaii.. Bottom of the 3rd.
John M

climber
Aug 25, 2018 - 10:07am PT
Little League world series semi final playoffs on right now.

Japan vs South Korea. ( playing now.. south korea is powerful )

Hawaii vs Georgia. ( 3:30 Eastern time. 12:30 Pacific )

Winners play tomorrow.

Its been a fun series to watch. These kids can play.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2018 - 08:53pm PT
Well, folks, it’s almost October. OK, it might as well be for the Dodgers. Anyway, here’s a little primer for October, not that Bob Uecker knew anything about that.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 27, 2018 - 05:47am PT
Dodgers are 70-61 and 2.5 back in the Poofters Division.
Tampa Bay is 70-61 and 19.5 behind Boston.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 27, 2018 - 06:56am PT
Anyway, here’s a little primer for October, not that Bob Uecker knew anything about that.

Hey, Uecker has a ring. He knows more about October than Ken Griffey, Jr., rod Carew, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Ron Santo, etc.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 2, 2018 - 10:14pm PT
Indians are going to win the World Series. Mark my words. 3-Sep-2018.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:07pm PT
and while I'm making predictions, put a fork in the Dodgers, they're done. Rockies are going to take the NL West with (perhaps) a negative run differential

sween345

climber
back east
Sep 12, 2018 - 05:13pm PT

OUTLANDISH!

Big Sexy has been dumped in the bullpen for the remainder of the season. The Rangers wanna "have a look at" some dude that was MIA for two years.

His second half numbers were a dropoff, but he gave them enough quality starts for a pitching depleted team. He says he'll decide over the winter if he wants one more season but it's highly doubtful anyone would sign him.

Who else might we be seeing the last of?

Joey Bats
Curtis Granderson
Albert Pujols

I saw a note the other day that Ryan Howard officially retired. I knew he kicked around the minors last year but didn't realize he was not retired yet. Hard to let go at 38 I guess.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
Brew Crew vs Cubs - hella game. Brewskies’ Hader has the nastiest stuff I’ve seen in yonks.
He just schooled the heart of the Cubs lineup. 98 mph sidewinder? That ain’t right.

Brewers got themselves a hella manager. He’s definitely the skinniest in the bigs.

Really now the Cubs would play the Brewers when the playoffs start. Brewers appear to have the Cubs dialed.
sween345

climber
back east
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:21pm PT

Must be harder to let go at 35, especially after getting your ass kicked for 3 years and trying to keep the hope alive.

https://www.mlb.com/mets/news/david-wright-to-play-one-last-game/c-294490420

The other half of the old left side will probably be going too. (Jose Reyes)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 13, 2018 - 02:37pm PT

Between the Giants and the Mariners, I'm not finding much joy in baseball. In my case, go As.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2018 - 07:11pm PT
OK, things have changed, Da Bums are back from the brink. I got them going back to the show.

AL is tough but I gotta go with Houston, they have no weaknesses.
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 19, 2018 - 07:52pm PT

Go Dodger Blue!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
Da Bums just became the first team in NL history to have 7 players with 20 homers!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2018 - 09:40pm PT
Puig with the 5 iron shot!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:15pm PT
Jansen saves!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2018 - 11:01pm PT

Representing in Kalymnos...

Go CUBS!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 20, 2018 - 10:37pm PT
say "Hi" to Michael!

and looks like the BoSox are on their way!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Sep 21, 2018 - 06:28am PT
Francisco Arcia becomes first player in major league history to catch, pitch and hit a homerun in the same game.

His ERA sucks, though: 9.00
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 21, 2018 - 10:30pm PT
Soooo...

Dodgers sweep the team that matters...the Rockies...

Then struggle with the Padres?

Classic Dodgers.

Let’s go Dodger Blue!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 21, 2018 - 11:05pm PT
Typical 🙄
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 22, 2018 - 11:10pm PT
Well, the Dodgers got some payback for last night, but I’m still not impressed. Most of those runs came off of Nix...then once he gets pulled, not much after that. Ferchrissakes.... it’s the Padres!

That kinda inconsistency ain’t gonna cut it if they are lucky enough to get to the big show with the Red Sox...those guys are killin’ it!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 23, 2018 - 07:49pm PT
I’m not sure the BoSox are exactly killing it like earlier in the season. Watching them vs the Tribe. Haven’t seen them at all but I am impressed! Price looked mediocre, at best, against them the other nite. BoSox will have a hard row to hoe to get to the Show with The Tribe, the Stros and, dare I mention them, the Bronx Bombers in the way.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 23, 2018 - 09:16pm PT
Watching a replay of today’s Dodgers-Padres right now...10-zip Dodgers, bottom of the 5th, 2 outs...Muncy just drove in home two runs...

Still not impressed. This team is still playing like...the Dodgers. The last few games of the season are pretty soft for the D’s. Fitttng that the season will wrap up against the Giants, who, in spite of their losing season, could still easily psyche the D’s out and have them finish with a bunch of losses.

And....much as I respect Hershiser’s pitching legacy, his announcing is starting to grate on me.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 23, 2018 - 09:53pm PT
No NL team has a snowball’s chance against either of those four AL crews.
Right now the BoSox look the weakest of the bunch although the Yanks’ pitching is suspect.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 23, 2018 - 10:44pm PT
I think you’re right about that, Reilly. I’ve been averting my eyes from the ‘stros (still haven’t gotten over it), but the AL averages of the higher ranking teams is far above the NL. As easy as it is to make the D’s blink, it’s not an optimistic picture.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Sep 25, 2018 - 08:29am PT
The Athletics are in the post-season.

61-25 over their last 86 games.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 25, 2018 - 02:31pm PT
The A’s are definitely THE wild card and probably loving flying below radar coverage, huh?
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 25, 2018 - 09:20pm PT
C’mon, Dodgers...this shouldn’t be so hard! So why is it so hard?

Dodgers depend too much on a deep bullpen and big hits. When neither is going well, they totally tank. Gotta learn to play better small ball!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 25, 2018 - 09:44pm PT
Chris Taylor is the poster child for the many guys who think they’re David Ortiz but would be much better off emulating Pete Rose.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 25, 2018 - 09:47pm PT
Anybody keeping track of how many Dodger pitches went into the dirt tonight? Grandahl is doing the best he can to keep up, but there’s only so much a guy can do...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 26, 2018 - 09:41pm PT
D’s down by 5, top of the 8th, two outs.

Make that 3 outs.

Once again, when they have to produce, they choke.

They now have to sweep the Giants to even have a shot. Like that will happen.

Meh.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 26, 2018 - 11:19pm PT
Talk about overpaid under-achievers! 🙄

And wazzup with Machado’s hairdo? Is he out to scare the clowns?
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Sep 27, 2018 - 12:45pm PT
Cubs melting down. Will make at least the wildcard. I was hoping for more. However, whomever comes out of the AL will win the series this year.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 1, 2018 - 12:21pm PT
How to the Cubs go from + 8.5 / 0.590 to what's looking like a wild-card game in 3 weeks? I shouldn't be watching at work; bad for productivity.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2018 - 01:17pm PT
Go cubs!!!!!

Crystal ball time:

Cubs Vs. Dodgers in Chi Town tomorrow: final score: Cubs 69, Dodgers 1 (solo homer by Puig with a batflip for the ages....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 1, 2018 - 03:28pm PT
Ferris deserves a day off tomorrow!

Kenley Jansen deserves the next 6 months off!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 12:23am PT
the A's better damn well win... so they can be beat by the Red Sox...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 07:50am PT
not yet... waiting for the wild card playoff...

and I don't think there is a cure
[Click to View YouTube Video]
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 2, 2018 - 07:59am PT
Any of the AL teams winning the WS works for me, in order of preference...
A’s
Cleveland
Yankees
Boston
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 2, 2018 - 08:59am PT
That video was hilarious! "Yeah, yeah, that does sound like me."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 04:40pm PT
David Price is 0-8 in 9 postseason starts with a 5.59 ERA. Good luck, Boston!
Talk about overpaid underachievers!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 2, 2018 - 05:19pm PT
Rockies draw first blood

Cubs en route to getting shut down twice in two days -- demoralized in their home park, full of fair-weather Cubbbie fans...

GO, ROCKIES
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 06:36pm PT
Remind me, why did Boston let Lester go?
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 2, 2018 - 07:37pm PT
doh! them ducks flew off the pond
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2018 - 08:41pm PT
Cubs and Rockies tied coming into the bottom of the 10th. This is what I love about baseball.

I'm kind of rooting for the Rockies, but expecting that the Cubs will win.

Go N.L. unless the As go through.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 10:12pm PT
Remind me, why did Boston let Lester go?

actually, they didn't get the deal done quick enough, Theo pounced...
...not clear they wanted to pay him what he was asking.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 2, 2018 - 10:14pm PT
Cubs batters were so undisciplined, not to mention trying to club every pitch.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2018 - 10:17pm PT
So, am I the bad guy here? He he he!

I just bridle at rooting for sentimental favorites, like the Cubs.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 3, 2018 - 05:38am PT
Cubs batters were so undisciplined, not to mention trying to club every pitch.

SO true. Cubs hitting went to hell after the all-star break.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 3, 2018 - 09:46pm PT
what happened to the A's?

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 3, 2018 - 10:40pm PT
Uh, out-pitched and out-hit? Just a guess.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Oct 4, 2018 - 09:04am PT
A's fan here, tragic loss to the hated yankees... I never thought i'd say this, but, go Sawx!
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 5, 2018 - 10:53am PT
So how does the Rockies blow it after tying up the game in the 9th? Basic base running skills are lacking. I coached little league/SAS (baseball/softball) for 13 years across all my kids and playing into HS. I'm not sure I witnessed a worse display of base running in the past 20 years. A key game (away) if they actually want to advance out of the divisional series. Blackmon getting into a run down between 3rd and home with one out?! Worse than getting thrown out at 3rd. Too worried about being a hero...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:29am PT
BrokedownClimber's got tickets for one o these Rockies playoff games.

Hope he gets some satisfaction from their season.

Good to visit with you, Rodger, at the FaceLift.

As always, "Go Giants!"
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 08:25pm PT
one down!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 6, 2018 - 06:40am PT
Astros for the double.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 6, 2018 - 07:58am PT

Go Dodger Blue!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 6, 2018 - 08:05am PT
They can never be forgiven for sneaking out of Brooklyn like thieves in the night...absolutely spineless.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 7, 2018 - 05:40pm PT
Buehller walks in a run????
apogee

climber
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Oct 7, 2018 - 05:44pm PT
....followed by a grand slam.

Here we go.....
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 7, 2018 - 08:11pm PT
DAMN there’s some hard, fast pitching tonight....
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2018 - 09:25am PT
Boston Dodgers WS...

Just got back from kalymnos then went to the Senior Softball Worlds (we lost) and now in Utah for a few days of limestone cragging. Been gone like a month and a half.

Trying to stream the games on the road is a tough one but saw the dodgers last night. Not that impressive but good enough to handle the Braves eventually in the series

Go Cubs!! (Next year)

Edit: mini trip report here:
https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/115193307/new-and-experienced-climbers-over-50-3?page=16#ForumMessage-115377303
Reilly

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Oct 8, 2018 - 09:28am PT
Not sure Da Bums will handle Da Brewers. Bums left 9 on board last night!
They did that all year.
apogee

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Oct 8, 2018 - 09:38am PT
They do that all the time!

Can't believe Roberts left Buehler in after he loads the bases on walks, walks in a run, then gives the guy a grand slam. He threw something like 7 straight balls, waaay outside of zone. It didn't look like a strategy, either...more like a loss of control.
StahlBro

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Oct 8, 2018 - 05:19pm PT
Hey Braves, chop this...losers.
apogee

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Oct 8, 2018 - 06:28pm PT

Go Dodger Blue!
little Z

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Oct 8, 2018 - 06:29pm PT
Boston done found the can opener

Reilly

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Oct 8, 2018 - 07:06pm PT
Soooo glad to hear the end of that moronic chant in Atlanta.
That is reason enough to despise them.
Reilly

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Oct 9, 2018 - 06:52pm PT
Red Sox lookin gud!
Reilly

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Oct 9, 2018 - 07:29pm PT
Tad, did you have a stroke? A Giants fan now rooting for Da Bums?
apogee

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Oct 11, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
Holy crap, Brennan....that's hilarious!!!


That's the kind of baseball Kavanaugh would looooooveee.....
little Z

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Oct 11, 2018 - 07:12pm PT
Tad, and Jim - nice finds.

There should be an asterix next to Colorado Rockies beer prices, as I'm sure their cheapist is Coors, i.e. not real beer.
ms55401

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Oct 12, 2018 - 05:22pm PT
Let's go, Brewers!
clap-clap clap-clap-clap

Let's go, BREWERS
Reilly

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Oct 12, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
That home plate ump is full of sh!t!
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
C'mon Dodgers....kick some Brewer butt, already!
little Z

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Oct 12, 2018 - 07:11pm PT
lovin' listening to the Brewers radio crew - Mr Baseball himself, Bob Uecker, and Jeff Levering. Excellent play by play and interesting extras*. Plus their promos got my mouth watering for some of those Usinger's brats.

*half an inning telling Tommy Lasorda stories, who is at the ballpark tonight. All the Hollywood stars who would drop by Tommy's office to shoot the sh#t

*that led to talk about all the famous people who have played in spring training games
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 07:43pm PT
Uecker’s calling the game? That must be awesome!

Almost as good as having Scully on the mic...
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 07:52pm PT
Damn, Hader is good. Dodgers just keep whiffing at everything he throws.
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 08:11pm PT
There’s a buxom brunette behind home plat me that is veeeerrry distracting...

No wonder the D’s are struggling!
little Z

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Oct 12, 2018 - 08:14pm PT
free burgers for everyone if Brewers win this game.

Here's the history: Back in the 1940s, George Webb (the man) predicted the then American Association Brewers team would win 12 games straight and he would give away some free burgers.

But it wasn't until In 1987 that the Crew completed their first 12-game win streak and George Webb restaurants carried on the tradition, giving away more than 168,000 burgers.

In 2018, the Brewers are poised to score more free burgers for the fans.

There’s a buxom brunette behind home plat me that is veeeerrry distracting

That's front row Amy, she's been at every Brewers post-season game so far this year.

https://deadspin.com/5835603/found-brewers-girl-is-front-row-amy-williams-and-shes-enjoying-getting-to-know-deadspins-readers
ms55401

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Oct 12, 2018 - 08:19pm PT
is that Elvira?



welcome to Milwaukee, Dodgers, enjoy your loss. Have a brat and a couple beers.
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 08:37pm PT
Well, the Brewers and the fans sure seem to be having a great time!
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 08:40pm PT
D’s are comin’ back!!
apogee

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Oct 12, 2018 - 09:14pm PT
Congrats, Brewers! Nicely played.
little Z

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Oct 12, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
wow, what a game.
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2018 - 03:47pm PT
Dodgers being the Dodgers so far....

If Roberts had a single hair on his sack he would have benched Machado for not running out that grounder...
apogee

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Oct 13, 2018 - 03:53pm PT
Dodgers comin’ up short....again!

Story of their frickin life.
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2018 - 03:54pm PT
Teen Wolf goes deep to put the dodgers on top! Should be a tied game as soon as Kenley gives up his usual dinger to get going...
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2018 - 04:46pm PT
Good job Dodgers!!!

Now let's go SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reilly

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Oct 13, 2018 - 04:47pm PT
Jansen looked pretty gud. Ryu has been real solid for a couple months.
Puig flirting with Señor Mendoza.
Dodgers not exactly in the driver’s seat but at least they’re in the front seat.
little Z

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Oct 13, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
Another great game. In both last nights game and the one today you get ninth inning drama with the game on the line, tying run on base, each teams closer facing the other teams clutch player (Turner last night, Yelich today) for the last out. This is going to be one hell of a NLCS.
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Oct 13, 2018 - 06:22pm PT
Yeah, well, it makes for exciting baseball to watch, but I’m not sure it’s the mark of the best way to be playing baseball, esp in the playoffs...the Dodgers need to have their sh#t together enough to get runs earlier in the game, and then protect them. They’re pretty evenly matched with the Brewers, but they’re gonna need to play a helluva lot more solidly to face the Sox or ‘stros.

Still, I’ll take the win. Go Dodger blue!
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Oct 14, 2018 - 07:29pm PT
Sox lookin good in the bottom of the 8th...Dodgers could have a tough time with either teams. But it’s damn fun baseball to watch!
apogee

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Oct 14, 2018 - 07:35pm PT
Damn...James is throwing 100 mph’ers!
Reilly

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Oct 15, 2018 - 01:57pm PT
ms55401

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Oct 15, 2018 - 05:00pm PT
Fear the Beer!

Let's go, Brewers!!!!!!!!!111
apogee

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Oct 15, 2018 - 07:23pm PT
Damn...it's like deja vu, all over again...

C'mon, D's...stop being so.....Dodger-like!
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2018 - 07:44pm PT
Whole different ballgame if Buhler takes the bat off his shoulder. Pathetic... x 2
Reilly

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Oct 15, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
Whole different ball game if Da Bums learned to embrace ‘situational hitting’.
apogee

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Oct 15, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
I'm thinkin' the D's are gonna get blanked. At home. Pfft.
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
Whole different ball game if it was the Cubs and not the Dodgers...

Go CUBS!!!
ms55401

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Oct 15, 2018 - 08:06pm PT
bases loaded and the Dodgers couldn't plate a measly run

enjoy the traffic back to Sodom or Gomorrah, wherever you plastic people go after getting blanked at home in a playoff game... say hello to WELD-IT for me, he's a personal hero



I kid! I LOVE LA

apogee

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Oct 15, 2018 - 08:07pm PT
Effin' D's. Strand 3....again.

This kind of desperation baseball ain't gonna cut it.
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2018 - 08:54pm PT
Machado must have a 1 cent brain to think he could grab the dude trying to break up two and get away with it... and he’s a fricken shortstop!!! What a dimwit. Soooo glad he will be in NY next year
10b4me

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Oct 15, 2018 - 09:12pm PT
Kershaw pitches wednesday. probably his last game as a doyer.
little Z

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Oct 16, 2018 - 07:52pm PT
Dodgers are winning 1-0

...yet, they've squandered so many scoring opportunities it semes like they are losing
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 08:03pm PT
Not anymore, they aren't...they allowed a run.

It's time to make some sh#t happen, D-boyZ!
Reilly

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Oct 16, 2018 - 08:12pm PT
That’s just it, they don’t know how to make it happen except by the long ball.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 08:28pm PT
^^^^
Fact!

D’s don’t play small ball worth a shite. If they can’t handle the pitcher, they fold like princesses.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 08:37pm PT
Jeebus...Maeda gets one batter, and he’s outta there? He deserves to be as frustrated as he looked.

Nice play by Taylor. That was almost a little league collision.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
....aaaaand another pitching change.

Roberts seems to like think the way to win is with a 100 pitchers per game, and big hits. No other apparent strategy.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 10:23pm PT
WTF, Machado?
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2018 - 10:26pm PT
Machado is a d#@&%ebag baby. Every night he does something stupid. Blatant bullshit on his part at first... I’d drill him next time up, and next year too... when he is a yankee
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 10:28pm PT
Aguilar would’ve been fully within rights to clock him.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 10:51pm PT
Bottom of the 12th? Well, at least they’re working hard for it. Just seems like they shouldn’t be working so hard.

17 strikeouts for the Brewers tonight to the Dodgers 8.
apogee

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Oct 16, 2018 - 11:29pm PT
Finally!

Too bad Machado got the winning run, though. His punk ass attitude doesn’t deserve it.
Reilly

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Oct 16, 2018 - 11:41pm PT
The Battle of the Bozos - 21 LOB by both.
Neither has a snowball’s chance against Houston or Boston
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 09:35am PT
Yep. Their season winning averages were very similar (Brewers a bit higher), but Astros & Red Sox were waaaaaay above them both. You're right, Reilly...whichever team makes it to the big show is gonna get slaughtered.
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 02:35pm PT
Right back where they left off last night, huh? 2 on and none out in da first and strand ‘em both. 🙄
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2018 - 02:41pm PT
Maybe Manny can do a crotch grab or something for Lauren Shehadi and get back on the front page....

Go SOX!!!!!!!!!!
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 04:14pm PT
Bottom of the 6th, 1-all. Like deja vu, all over again.

These guys must be wiped...last night's game didn't end until after 11, and they're back at it at 2 pm today...
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 04:30pm PT
A real Phi Beta Kappa exhibition of base running by Muncy, huh? And how about Puig clowning around cause he hit a single? 😖
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 08:14pm PT
Sox back on top with a JBJ slam!

These two teams are kicking arse. Great baseball.
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 08:34pm PT
Is JD Martinez the best hitter in the game?

Man, that was a real homer’s call on Altuve’s ‘homer’.
That call was straight outta an Italian soccer game.
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 09:05pm PT
Wow! Great effort by Pearce!

No Astro spotters to break his fall? C’mon, guys...
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 09:10pm PT
Really! Low class - leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.
He could easily be a paraplegic. Don’t the Astros believe in karma?

Helluva catch by Reddick! Lucky he didn’t break his wrist!
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 09:59pm PT
Fantastic catch by Reddick! That could be pivotal...
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 10:09pm PT
Can’t believe Cora is leaving Kimbrel in!
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 10:14pm PT
Kimbrel is everywhere but over the plate!
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 10:15pm PT
What a finish!
apogee

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Oct 17, 2018 - 10:15pm PT
Benitendi KILLS it!!!
Reilly

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Oct 17, 2018 - 10:16pm PT
Watching these guys after watching the Brewskis and Bums is like watching the varsity after the JV’s.
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 05:48pm PT
Verlander dodged a bullet there...he loads ‘em up, then strikes ‘em out...
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 06:09pm PT
Martinez puts the first run on the board!

Altuve has a good reason for his nervous nail biting habit...
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 07:19pm PT
Verlander allows a three run slam? Unthinkable. Beginning of the end for the ‘stros?
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 07:33pm PT
Betts robs Bregman!

Be afraid, Astros...be very afraid...
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 08:21pm PT
Sox are on...Astros are off...
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2018 - 08:22pm PT
Sox will win this if they keep kimbrel out of it...
Ed Hartouni

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Oct 18, 2018 - 08:27pm PT
I think Kelly's coming in... Kimbrell already pitched enough last night (or at least tried to pitch).

Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2018 - 08:29pm PT
If kelly gets in trouble bring in mookie... he can do it all
Reilly

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Oct 18, 2018 - 08:29pm PT
Really thought Astros would give Boston a battle.
Mother Teresa could clean this up.

Señor Gonzales, sit down. And go to the optometrist tomorrow.
Ed Hartouni

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Oct 18, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
whoa! what do I know...
yay!!
apogee

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Oct 18, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
Congrats to Red Sox and Astros... exceptional basball!
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2018 - 08:49pm PT
Good job Sox!!!
little Z

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Oct 19, 2018 - 03:23am PT
congrats to David Price, major monkey off his back
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:11pm PT
Ryu is still pitching?

29 pitches and 4 runs in the first inning?

Where the hell is Roberts? Did he have a stroke or something?
Reilly

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
He’s saving his pen. 🤡
little Z

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
on the radio the Milwaukee crowd was so loud you could not hear what the announcers were saying. Gotta love fans who are truly hungry for their post-season baseball.
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
Yeah, Milwaukee is off the hook! It is fun to watch fans having a blast.

Meanwhile, it's just painful to watch my Dodgers. Having Amy behind home plate makes it a little bit easier to stay tuned, though.

apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:42pm PT
I had no idea Amy was an actual 'thing'. I stand greatly corrected...


ms55401

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Oct 19, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
Brewers wanna kill yo mama
Hardman Knott

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Oct 19, 2018 - 07:14pm PT
Is Amy famous for anything other than having big fake boobs?

Beat LA!
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
You say that like it’s a bad thing...
ms55401

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Oct 19, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
Hawtt:

Hardman Knott

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Oct 19, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
You say that like it’s a bad thing

-which brings to mind an oldie but goodie...



Q. You know what’s wrong with fake boobs?


A. Absolutely nothing!
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 08:51pm PT
Amy sure pays close attention to the game, though...she’s got some kind of scorecard (I’m guessing) that she updates after every pitch. Near as I can tell, she’s someone who really likes baseball, and loves her team. Kudos.
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 08:54pm PT
Looks like we’re heading for a Game 7 showdown...but whoever wins the NLCS is gonna get stopped HARD by the Red Sox.
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 09:08pm PT
WTF, Dozier? Bobbles the chance for double play, putting the pressure back on to Hill...the can’t be bothered to hustle for a line drive just past him? Not helpful.
apogee

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Oct 19, 2018 - 09:18pm PT
Well, congrats, Brewers. Since the Dodgers barely showed up to play, you absolutely earned the win. Not saying you’re a bad team, but if your opponent is only firing on three cylinders....jus sayin’.
ms55401

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Oct 20, 2018 - 05:23pm PT
Milwaukee draws first blood

LET'S GO, BREWERS
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 06:11pm PT
Dodgers up by one!

Hernandez jogs the wrong direction...

Machado makes a good stop, but is sloppy on touching second...

This is not the way to get to the WS...
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
Great catch by Taylor!

But that damn thing shouldn’t have been launched in the first place...
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:08pm PT
Puig puts us ahead!!!!!
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:08pm PT
DAYUM! El Vato!
mouse from merced

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:11pm PT
Jefress' ERA just doubled from 4.5 to 9.00 with those runs.
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:17pm PT
Still LOTS of time in this game...
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:19pm PT
Knott if yer a Brewers fan. 😈
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:36pm PT
I’m conflicted. I’d very much like to keep seeing Amy at these games. Guess I gotta choose. Sigh.
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:38pm PT
Jansen already? WTF? Did Roberts have a TIA?
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:41pm PT
I was about to say the same thing: Jansen already?

This better work, Roberts....
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:43pm PT
Time for more insurance runs!
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:50pm PT
Man, these Dodger bats will swing at almost anything...
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:55pm PT
No almost about it.
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:58pm PT
Kershaw is warming up?

Surprising but fitting.
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:00pm PT
That was “up around the letters”? Joe Buck is so full of it.

Kenley is ON!
Roberts is a genius! 🤡
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:02pm PT
Jansen is just amazing. Truly one of the two strongest things the Dodgers have going for them.
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:10pm PT
Jansens out...and now Wood is warming up...hmmm...
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:16pm PT
C’mon, Muncy....

Feckin’ Muncy!!!!!
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
That’s two...
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:28pm PT
Brew Crew shouldn’t have done so much showboating last night, huh?
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
Yeah, well, after last year, I feel for the Brewers losing it all at home. Great ball playing from them all around.

Dodgers are gonna have their hands full with the Red Sox...4 of the 7 games at Fenway...that’s a steep hill to climb...
10b4me

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
Boston in four.
apogee

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Oct 20, 2018 - 08:51pm PT
Well, maybe 5. But I feel ya.
Reilly

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Oct 20, 2018 - 10:17pm PT
Da Bums showed they can shorten their swings in game 5. Can they make it a habit?
Probably not. They do have decent pitching. Bosox in 6.
StahlBro

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San Diego, CA
Oct 21, 2018 - 06:29am PT
O yea of little faith.

Dodgers in 7. Kershaw pitches for the win this time.

Go Blue!
rottingjohnny

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Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 21, 2018 - 01:38pm PT
Dodgers in 3...They're beginning to peak...Puig is on a roll...Boston has had too much rest and are stale...Good bye Boston...
Russ Walling

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
Go DODGERS and go SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want 7 great games with lots of individual heroics... I'll be pleased with either one a winner, but maybe the Dodgers a bit more as long as Machado totally sucks in the series... if he is going to be the hero, then GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 21, 2018 - 02:19pm PT
Russ, do you have coulrophobia?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2018 - 02:41pm PT
^^^ I might but I don't know what that is...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 21, 2018 - 03:30pm PT
Either aversion to clowns or Machado, if there is any distinction.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2018 - 03:41pm PT
fuk!!!!!! BOTH!!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 05:30pm PT
Another bonehead play by Puig. He had two chances to get Betts.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 23, 2018 - 05:35pm PT
no way Machado does not get plunked in the series.

Sale-Kershaw is about as good a pitching match-up as it gets. Though Kershaw is struggling here in the first
apogee

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Oct 23, 2018 - 06:05pm PT
Wow. Dodgers at Fenway for the WS. What a great moment.

Go Dodger Blue!

apogee

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Oct 23, 2018 - 06:11pm PT
Sale is at 54 pitches in two innings?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 06:30pm PT
Helluva play by Clownboy!

Guess we won’t be seeing JD Martinez on Dancing With The Stars, huh?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 06:57pm PT
Sayonara Sale!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2018 - 07:13pm PT


Go BlueSox!!!!!!!!!!
apogee

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Oct 23, 2018 - 07:15pm PT
Turner make makes a helluva play....on a (just) foul ball. Damn.
apogee

climber
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Oct 23, 2018 - 07:17pm PT
D’s are holding their own...so far...Kershaw looks like he’s weakening...

Hernandez makes a bad thing from a tired Kershaw less bad...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2018 - 07:22pm PT
Looking like trouble for the blue crew...
apogee

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Oct 23, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
Madson tightens up after a weak start.

ALWAYS sick of Buck.

Barnes is doing a good job of stopping wild pitches
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 07:33pm PT
Thank you, Tad. His dad was great but he’s the poster chile for Why Nepotism Sucks!
He’d be lucky to be mucking out the sh!tters if he hadn’t been Jack’s son.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 23, 2018 - 07:48pm PT
Ahhh...the game is much nicer with the sound down...

Nice job, Urias.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:02pm PT
am I the only one here that's sick n tired of Joe Buck?

I turned the TV on and was greeted rudely with first his mug and then his voice. Needless to say, I put some Bill Evans on vinyl and am watching the game with the broadcast muted.

edit: special place in hell for the Chevy ad guy, who is even more annoying than Buck
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:17pm PT
When did boston get flood lights...
apogee

climber
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Oct 23, 2018 - 08:31pm PT
I dunno, but these guys can sure make things happen with 2 outs...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:36pm PT
Roberts not looking the genius bringing Wood in.

Yeah, those Chebby ads are all time losers.
apogee

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Oct 23, 2018 - 08:47pm PT
Can Baez come back now? He was doing a perfectly good job.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:58pm PT
Looks like two games in LA. Y’all can go climbing on Sunday.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Oct 23, 2018 - 08:58pm PT
Only down 4 runs in the 9th with 2 outs, "Let's Go Dodgers!"
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 23, 2018 - 09:03pm PT
Nice effort, JT...you did a great job tonight, but you can’t do this alone.

Well, that went pretty much the way I figured it would go. But the D’s made a go of it there for a while.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 23, 2018 - 09:17pm PT
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/red-sox-beat-dodgers-8-4-at-fenway-in-world-series-opener/ar-BBOOnqd?ocid=spartandhp

Aw, gee whiz...

[Click to View YouTube Video]Boo-hoo, Blue Crew!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 23, 2018 - 10:43pm PT
so far I'm liking it!

Kimbrel even looked OK closing
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:30am PT
But what's up with the Kimbrel chicken wing stance, I guess it works?
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:38am PT
What a game!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 09:14am PT
Given his post-season troubles Kershaw should change his name to Kursehaw.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:54pm PT
Come on the Cubbies wiill be back while there is still a fragment of the Greenland Ice Sheet intact...but just a fragment.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 24, 2018 - 05:12pm PT
What Tad said!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:00pm PT
Greenland! How apropos for this statistickle factoid:


Because the baseball regular season is in the spring and summer, the playoffs and World Series are forced to be held during the fall. Due to this, some World Series games can get very cold, but what is the coldest World Series game in history? The answer? Game Four of the 1997 World Series between the Marlins and the Indians at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field on October 22, 1997.


The 1997 World Series was a juxtaposition with respect to the weather. Four of the games were held in sunny, hot Miami, Florida, while the three others were held in freezing Cleveland, Ohio. Naturally, the games in Cleveland were going to be very cold, but no one expected a game where the official game time temperature was 38˚F (3.3˚C). Also, as the game progressed into the later innings, the media reported wind chill readings as low as 18°F! This game was recorded as the coldest game in Fall Classic history. However, Major League Baseball didn’t record the weather for games until the 1970s, so colder World Series games could have occurred before weather data was recorded.

The "W" went to Jaret Wright and the tribe, 10-3. This evened the series 2-2 but the Marlins won it in seven games.
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:05pm PT
Third inning stretch break

Keep you head in the game kid

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/0*fHgucLH46gve4VxD.jpg


take two

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:47pm PT
Dodgers might make contact more often if they got rid of the kung fu batting stances...Where's Rod carew when you need him...?
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:47pm PT
That was a good catch

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:50pm PT
RJ, obviously no Tai Chi grasshoppers amongst Da Bums.

Nice grab by Benintendi although he clearly never took physics.

Can David Price walk on water? Damn but he’s got some boats on his feet!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
Yeah...What's with the swan lake maneuver...?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
Impresses the retards on Sports Center.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:08pm PT
Now they're wearing dickies...wtf...?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:28pm PT
Pretty damn you-know-what, huh?
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:30pm PT
Jeebus, what a little league fielding effort.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:37pm PT
Ryu has ‘em guessing. He should be gud for another couple innings?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:42pm PT
Damn, dood, show us yer plié, huh?
apogee

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Oct 24, 2018 - 07:44pm PT
This is not fun. About what I expected, but still not fun.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 24, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
Madson comes in and immediately gets behind the first two hitters.

Bonehead
apogee

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Oct 24, 2018 - 08:07pm PT
Anybody remember the last time a Dodger got on base? Me either.
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 24, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
Meh.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2018 - 08:02am PT
Damn they were flat.... C’mon dodgers, make a series of it!

How about that Sox bullpen? Straight up bringing the heat! Now that Kimbrel and Kelly have found the strikezone there is going to be trouble for the blue crew in those late innings. Looks like a 5 or 6 inning game so get your licks in early.

Edit: just saw that the Sox relivers averaged 98.4 mph last night on their heaters... man, that’s bringing it!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:05am PT
The Sox better resign themselves to celebrating in LaLaLand.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:28am PT
The Dodgers look overmatched but baseball is a quirky game and anyrhing can happen in a seven game series. The best team doesn’t always win the WS.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:51am PT
I'm pretty sure Roberts is on the take. Looks like the Dodger's have to overcome their own manager as well as the Sox.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:58am PT
Porcello gets the start in LA because he is the best batter among Red Sox pitchers... and he's not a bad pitcher either... though we'll see if the Dodgers will be better at home.

Not that happy with the idea of JD in right field and Mookie at 2nd, it makes sense...

but the fact that it's now a 5 game series where the Sox just need to win 2 takes some of the pressure off, more likely that the Sox win in LA then the Dodgers in Boston.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 25, 2018 - 09:00am PT
BOSTON — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The Steal," Dave Roberts' stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston's 86-year title drought.
Now, as he returns to Boston as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he will be trying to prevent the city that celebrates him from claiming a fourth title this century. Even so, Roberts can expect a big cheer when he is introduced before Game 1 on Tuesday night.

his heart isn't in it.

Go Sawx!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
I’d rather listen to Da Wife rag on me than listen to Joe Buck do a game.


(I know I’m safe making that crack cause no way she’s readin’ this thread)
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 25, 2018 - 06:58pm PT
Back in the good old days when the Giants were on their way to winning the World Series every other year, I found an awesome app called Radio Delay. I would run the audio from KNBR into a PC and would put about a 14 second delay on it so it would sync up with the televised broadcast. Joe Buck was mercifully muted!

This is hilarious!

Joe Buck makes an ass of himself

BEAT LA!!!!!!!!!!!1111



Edit: Here's the link I used back in the good old days:

https://deadspin.com/5673181/silencing-joe-buck-and-tim-mccarver-a-simple-tech-solution
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 25, 2018 - 07:04pm PT
There seems to be nearly universal dislike of Joe Buck as a WS announcer...why the hell do they keep giving him the job? Who actually likes the guy?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 08:29pm PT
Apogee, clearly TV execs are idjits, or Joe works cheap.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2018 - 09:22pm PT
I don't really mind Joe Buck... but I can't stand ARod or the king of buffoons, Tim McCarver. And that dude that does the Indians games that is always doing the overhyped yelling whenever an Indian hits a dribbler or homer... no way to tell which through all the foam coming out of his gob... he might actually be the worst, in the annoying sense.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2018 - 09:38pm PT
I don't really mind Joe Buck

Soooo, you don’t put nuthin on yer mashed potatoes either?
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 25, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
Everybody has afriend

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 26, 2018 - 05:51pm PT
Da Bums looking like they’re gonna go quietly and meekly into the good night.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 26, 2018 - 07:01pm PT
Nice glimpse of Sandy Koufax ....looks young still...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 26, 2018 - 07:04pm PT
Muncy should add an ‘h’ to his name.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 26, 2018 - 07:06pm PT
A-Rod was surprisingly okay on-a