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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 30, 2018 - 09:42am PT
seems like an age old question
Baseball Therapy: Is The American League Just Better?

"So, we have pretty good evidence that the American League may have been beating the National League in the most boring way possible: developing better young players and signing bargain free agents."

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 30, 2018 - 09:48am PT
developing better young players

You mean like teaching them how to meditate before games instead of listening to hip-hop
and learning how to be ‘centered’ at the plate?
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 30, 2018 - 09:48am PT
Peace
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2018 - 08:06am PT
Some drunk nutjob threw full cans of beer at Cora and Mookie during the parade yesterday?
So wrong - I woulda thought there was a beer shortage in Beantown.
looks easy from here

climber
Santa Cruzish
Nov 1, 2018 - 08:52am PT
At, or to? From last year's Super Bowl parade:
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2018 - 09:11am PT
LA Times said Cora was struck by a thrown full can. 😳
looks easy from here

climber
Santa Cruzish
Nov 1, 2018 - 09:25am PT
I'm not questioning the result (there are videos of Eagles players getting clocked as well), I'm just curious about intent.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 1, 2018 - 10:11am PT
Bummer about McCovey, but he lived a life, no?

As for those of you who think the junior circuit is so great, how come they don't play real baseball?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2018 - 10:24am PT
McCovey was a warrior. He would have been somewhat adrift in this weak-kneed world, if not constantly fined and suspended.

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Nov 1, 2018 - 06:52pm PT
I saw McCovey , 68 ? , hit a towering homer into the right field bleachers at chavez ravine...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 1, 2018 - 08:51pm PT
I’m not sure the reality check of the big money teams dissing him will do anything for his attitude or aversion to ‘hustle’. In too many ways, Machado is a representative of his generation: ‘I deserve everything’.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Nov 1, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
Buh Bye Machado, Chris Taylor, Dozier, Hernandez, Toles, and the whole pen (minus Baez), unless Jansen goes to Jenny Craig or swears off plantain.
I would keep Taylor, but get rid of Bellanger, The kid shows he chokes in the ws
I would get rid of Puig too.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 16, 2018 - 11:00am PT
Yay! for Mookie Betts, AL MVP...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2018 - 01:30pm PT
Mookie was a monster... what a year!! Bravo!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 16, 2018 - 01:39pm PT
Has there been anyone skinnier to hit 32 dingers?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 16, 2018 - 02:02pm PT
Correlations for weight, height and two measures of batting performance.

Hamburg L, Hines TM.

Abstract
The hypothesis that heavier baseball players are better batters was examined in two correlational studies of major league baseball players' performance. Neither height nor weight was significantly correlated with batting average. Both variables correlated significantly and positively with the number of home runs hit by American League players in the 1997 season. After partial correlations were computed, only the correlation between weight and number of home runs hit remained significant.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 16, 2018 - 03:01pm PT
Was Nellie Fox counted? 🤡
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Nov 16, 2018 - 05:36pm PT
kudos to deGrom for the Cy Young. deGrom is a dazzling pitcher but had the misfortune of having to wear a Mets jersey in 2018. Love watching him work. Brilliant stuff and has that vintage Bob Gibson demeanor

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 27, 2018 - 10:31pm PT
Watching the fantastic Ken Burns Baseball series right now...a wonderful quote from the articulate George Will:

“I grew up in central Illinois midway between Chicago and St. Louis and I made an historic blunder. All my friends became Cardinals fans and grew up happy and liberal and I became a Cubs fan and grew up embittered and conservative.”
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Dec 21, 2018 - 05:22pm PT
Ch-ch-ch-changes.....

Kemp was on the back end, anyway...Puig was good but not consistently so...

In any case, the lineup for the last two years has only got the Dodgers close and not across the finish line due more to luck than outright skill....

It's time to shake things up.
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