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Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 1, 2019 - 07:53pm PT
Major League Baseball

Pitchers and catchers report around Feb. 12th...

Once again, my early predictions, hopes, and dreams:

Cubs - Boston World Series

Dodgers win the West again

Nats will stink again

Yanks will be there all year

Angels will still stink and Trout will finally want traded

Oakland will be at the bottom

Bartolo Colon will not retire and have a .500 season

Ichiro will be back on the field

Orioles will get beaten like a drum and lose 120 games

If it is Boston and LA in the World Series Iím going to the game but will start a go fund me for beer and food. Ed and the Skulpin will be going with me, so maybe an early go fund me to make it all happen.

Realmuto will go to the Dodgers

Harper will go to the Dodgers

That chump Machado will go to the Yanks on a short term deal, not the 10 years he is looking for.

Kershaw is done and will only have a few innings this year due to injury

If Harper does not go to the Dodgers, he will be a Cub. Dodgers will use the $$$ for some A list pitching.

Josh Donaldson will have a big year

Seattle will really really stink

Phillies and Atlanta will struggle mightily and not make the playoffs

As usual Iím open to some wagers...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 1, 2019 - 07:56pm PT
I'm there but my daughter Stephanie will want to go, and if she does she's a dangerous sh#t talker...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Jan 1, 2019 - 07:57pm PT
Not sure if he's a pitcher or catcher but Reilly is on a cruise with other men...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2019 - 07:59pm PT
No worries Ed. Go Fund Me in the works...
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 1, 2019 - 08:23pm PT
late Xmas present - Kikuchi goes to the Mariners. Only question now is what will his nickname be, Kiku? or Kuchi? or maybe Kuchi-kuchi?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 1, 2019 - 09:49pm PT
RJ, you know Iím all about small ball.

I wouldnít bet agin Beantown.
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 1, 2019 - 11:00pm PT
The Dodgers passed the point in the curve of their optimal potential to win it all...even if theyíd somehow managed to make it happen in Ď17 or Ď18, it would have been more about happenstance than actual cohesive skill as a team. Boston last year was a far better example of a skilled and honed team.

Since the Dís are likely to be in a period of re-structure, Iíd be surprised if they became contenders.
Jim Clipper

climber
Jan 1, 2019 - 11:02pm PT
There will be steroids...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2019 - 08:12am PT
Giants are a dream Tad... it will be a painful visual all year with Ďdem guys. Always worth a watch though to see Crawford and Buster play. Wait for July and the Dodgers picking up Madbum in a trade...


Got damn... kinda sad to see Puig go. Special kinda critter he was. I bet he makes Votto nuts this year.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 11:50am PT
Yeah, I was kinda sad to see the manchild leave. Pretty sure he ainít gonna dig Cincinatti
and I rather suspect that will affect his play, not to mention inhibit his discipline regimen.
labrat

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 01:08pm PT
Bye bye Puig. Enjoy the humidity and heat. Hottest baseball I've ever experienced was a Reds game. Chapman still tossed it a 100 mph....
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 2, 2019 - 01:54pm PT
Angels will surprise and make the playoffs.
No matter where they go...Machado will have a higher OPS and WAR than Harper.
Houston will win the WS.
Aís will not suck.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Jan 2, 2019 - 02:37pm PT
This is all Fake News of course. Iím always hoping for the Cubbies, but would like to see a small market sneaker to get in the Series to mix it up a bit. I would like to see 5 billion go into building new outfield walls.
Peace
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 2, 2019 - 02:53pm PT
Yankees signed Tulowitzki to a one-year deal.

It's possible I have played more major league games this decade than Tulo.




I just checked the stats. He has in fact played more games this decade than me.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2019 - 06:28pm PT
Hey Donini... got any $$$ for them Angels? You a betting man?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2019 - 08:26pm PT
Isnít Tulowitzki like 40 or sumpiní?
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 2, 2019 - 09:04pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2019 - 08:01am PT
Tulo at league minimum is good to have around. He could play 3 or 4 games at short, a couple at 3rd and keep the dugout cleaned up. Probably wont get hurt pushing a broom so you might have him for the whole season, a first!

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2019 - 08:12am PT
Hereís my bet Russ. A bottle of premium red that in 2019 the combined record of the Angels/Aís is better than the combined record of the Dodgers/Giants.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 3, 2019 - 08:18am PT
Jim, is that ďpremium redĒ as defined by popular acclaim in JTree or LaLaLand?

In any event thatís a pretty safe bet.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2019 - 08:28am PT
Reilly....a red that puts you back more than an ice screw but less than a camalot.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 3, 2019 - 08:40am PT
Fair enough - batter than a Ď14 Montepulciano but not quite an Ď08 Chateauneuf du Pape?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2019 - 09:01am PT
That was 2018...Russ thinks that both the Angels and Aís will tank in 2019.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2019 - 11:16am PT
Hereís my bet Russ. A bottle of premium red that in 2019 the combined record of the Angels/Aís is better than the combined record of the Dodgers/Giants.

Iíll do it for a +6. Regular season up to 163 games. No playoff record in the mix.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2019 - 11:33am PT
I am a lifelong AL fan...Iíll add Cleveland to my mix and give you Milwaukee, that preety much evens out the two groups based in 2018 records.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2019 - 12:22pm PT
Nah... Cleveland and the BrewCrew would be too painful to monitor all season...
sween345

climber
back east
Jan 4, 2019 - 01:19pm PT

It looks like the Nats are in a bidding war for Bryce Harpers services with...... Washington!

https://www.mlb.com/news/bryce-harper-rumors/c-297610378?tid=282421090

Like I always said....Don't ever take their first last offer.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2019 - 08:55am PT
Dodger catcher Yasmani Grandal goes to the BrewCrew.... making room for Realmuto to the Dodgers?

Nats get 2nd baseman Brian Dozier from the Dodgers
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:00am PT
I bet the Nats thought he was a real sleeper, huh?

Iíll go to my corner.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 11:12am PT
Russell Martin back to the Dodgers!

Makes Realmuto trade less urgent...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:29pm PT
Heís still alive?
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:43pm PT
Russ, where do you get off running your mouth?

My A's finished two games better than your Cubs last season.

You'd have finished in third place in the AL West.

I wish you a whole season of watching Addison Russell.

Donini's gonna wipe the floor with you.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 15, 2019 - 07:43am PT
RIP Mel Stottlemyre 77. Mel remains (😳) the last pitcher to hit an inside-the-park grand slam.
Surely Yogi coined an oxymoron for that?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 15, 2019 - 08:15am PT
Where are the A's playing this year? I've lost track...
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2019 - 03:39pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 22, 2019 - 03:52pm PT
Schilling didnít make it? 🙄
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 22, 2019 - 04:11pm PT
Edgar Martinez, first DH in the HoF? Eddie Murray is in the Hall right
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jan 23, 2019 - 07:51am PT
Since it's prediction time, here's mine (same prediction since 1964 for those keeping score):
[Click to View YouTube Video]
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 23, 2019 - 05:12pm PT
Kris Bryant talking smack about St. Louis, which is funny, because it's indisputably the best baseball town in the major leagues, and Wrigley is poser-bandwagon-yuppie ville
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 24, 2019 - 08:14am PT
Ichiro is back with the Mariners at 45!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2019 - 01:01pm PT
Los Dodgers get AJ Pollock... less room for Harper now and makes Joc Pederson a little more out the door in trade bait
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 24, 2019 - 11:03pm PT
Maybe the Mariners should sign Edgar Martinez again as long as theyíre going for Ichiro. Futility seems to be the theme of the Seattle organization. Anyway, Edgar deserved a place in the HOF. He played on the best teams the Mariners ever had, but nevertheless always came up a bit short (the team that is). As far as the DH in the HOF goes, I believe Paul Moitor spent a fair amount of his career as a DH and you know David Ortiz will be there in the not too distant future.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2019 - 09:09am PT
^^^^

The Mariners just picked up that nutcase Hunter Strickland.... Good luck with that. His neck must be feeling better from all those whiplash hits he gives up late
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2019 - 12:05pm PT
Frank Robinson, dead at 83
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2019 - 12:15pm PT
JT Realmuto just went to the Phillies... Sorry Dodgers
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2019 - 12:15pm PT
Who let the dogs out?
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Feb 11, 2019 - 06:38am PT

See the young man in this picture? He was 18 years old when it was taken at the train station in Mobile, Alabama, in 1952. There is $1.50 in his pocket. In that bag by his foot are two changes of clothes. (And if his mama was anything like most other mamas in the South, probably some sandwiches and other snacks.) He was on his way to Indiana to take a job.

He was going to play baseball for the Indy Clowns of the Negro Leagues. Apparently, he was pretty good at it. A couple of years later, he was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played for the Brewers for 2 seasons, then moved across town to the Braves, and later followed them to Atlanta. Eventually, he was the last Negro League player to be on a major league roster.

He still hangs around the baseball world. At the moment, he's the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. Even though the team has changed stadiums (twice) since then, his retired number, 44, still hangs on the outfield wall of the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium near where he belted a homer to break Babe Ruth's all-time record (which he held for 33 years).

Happy 85th birthday to "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:00am PT
Heís still the homer record holder in my mind. Such a class act.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2019 - 08:24am PT
Happy bday to the Home Run King! (Sorry Barry, you ainít it)

Fun fact: Oakland Aís hang around kid and batboy MC Hammer got his nickname ďhammerĒ because the players thought he looked like Hank Aaron



...you canít touch this
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:41pm PT
^^^^wow, the batboys got numbers! don't think that happens anymore
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:44pm PT
Aaron was a terrific fielder, also.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 11, 2019 - 10:54pm PT
From the 2 Degrees of Separation Dept:
Stanley Burrell, aka MC Hammer:
ďIn the Oakland Coliseum parking lot the young Burrell would sell stray baseballs and dance accompanied by a beatboxer. Oakland A's team owner Charles O. Finley saw the 11-year-old doing splits and hired him as a clubhouse assistant and batboy as a result of his energy and flair.[1][15] Burrell served as a "batboy" with the team from 1973 to 1980.Ē - Wiki

Charlie O was a good friend of me mum. Donít think she ever met MC Hammer though.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 12, 2019 - 03:21am PT
Come on Angels!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:54pm PT
So the recipient of the 2019 Free Agent Winner's Curse turns out to be San Diego. This totally smacks of A-Rod to Texas. Too bad for the Padres and their fans, who deserve better.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 20, 2019 - 05:07pm PT
300 million samolians for that tatted up crankloon? A fool and his money is soon parted.
I got a fifty that says heís outta da game or in da slam before that contract is fulfilled.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 20, 2019 - 11:00pm PT
Hey trivia buffs, Hank Aaron didnít start with the Brewers as they didnít exist until 1970. He was with the Braves when they were still in Boston I believe and he was the only player to play for them in all three cities that had the franchise. My favorite all time player, the guy was so consistent, year after year.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 20, 2019 - 11:10pm PT
Okay Iíll correct myself. Aaron was in the Boston Braves farm system, but didnít make it to the bigs until they moved to Milwaukee.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 17, 2019 - 06:28am PT
hey, there's a baseball game on the radio this morning. A's vs the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Khris Davis is having a good game

edit: one can't find this thread easily by doing a ST search because the title is too short. Had to scroll back about 20 pages to find it. Let's keep it current.

re-edit: thanks for the search tip Russ
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2019 - 08:08am PT
If you type in Major League Baseball for the search it will come right up...

Padres.... bad move grabbing that chump Machado

Kershaw will NOT have a good season...

Puigs English is getting better all time, but when he wants to scorch the Dodgers he does it in his native tongue. Good for him... dodgers kinda treated him like sh#t.

Cubs poised to win it all...again
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 17, 2019 - 09:49am PT
Will Bryce Harper ever run out a groundball again?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 08:46am PT
Angels and Mike Trout looking at a 12 year extension for 430 million smackaroos
apogee

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Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:17am PT
Half a billion for Trout?

That guy's good, but jeebus cripes.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:45am PT
Did Elon Musk buy the Angels over the winter?
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 19, 2019 - 09:50am PT
Trout might actually be worth it. Watching him play ball in person is a once-in-a-life-time treat. He plays hard, at bat, in the field and on the bases.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 19, 2019 - 10:52am PT
Well, Gare, he is in my Top Five All-Time* but that is crazy money.
But since he might be the nicest and most deserving I wonít begrudge him.

not in order:
Cobb
Gehrig
Mickey
Clemente
Mike
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 19, 2019 - 05:01pm PT
^^ No Mays? Where's the Hammer?

And Tris Speaker, the dude was a monster.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 19, 2019 - 08:00pm PT
Was Tris better than Lou? Tough call, Lou gets the sympathy vote. Willie better than Roberto?
Maybe a tougher call. I saw The Mick play, pretty amazing. Saw Willie too and he mighta
been better but Iíd say theyíre a toss up. Unquestionably Top Ten, agreed?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2019 - 08:11pm PT
If the Babe ainít in the top 5 there is no justice in the world...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 19, 2019 - 08:35pm PT
The Babe is his own Top Ten. Dood musta had the hand/eye coordination to grab a fly
by the balls as it flew by, huh?

Yeah, pitchers are another list. Sadly, Clemens would deserve the Top Ten without the juice.
With it, Iím not sympathetic.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 19, 2019 - 08:44pm PT
1) Babe Ruth
2) Willie Mays
3) Barry Bonds
4) Ted Williams
5) Hank Aaron

it's on the internet, so it must be true

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 19, 2019 - 10:28pm PT
Was Tris better than Lou?

Tough call, but there's never been another outfielder like Speaker. He had 139 double plays in his career. 2nd place has 86. Speaker had six unassisted DPs in his career. His .345 BA is sixth all-time. He has the record for career doubles. 3514 hits. His glove was where "triples go to die." The dude was a monster, reading his baseball reference page will blow your mind.
Willie better than Roberto?

Yeah. So was Aaron. Clemente died too young, though.

Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Mar 20, 2019 - 08:21am PT
Phillies signed Bryce Harper for a cool $330 million over 13 years. Too bad he doesn't pitch.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 20, 2019 - 11:55am PT
Harper is no bargain, his hype exceeds his production. Notice he avoided the AL where his numbers would have taken an additional hit.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2019 - 08:12am PT
Opening Day!!!!!!!!

Get some!!!!
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Mar 28, 2019 - 08:48am PT
thanks Obama.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 28, 2019 - 08:56am PT
next week, Boston at Oakland, four day series...

Donini, we're planning to be at IC at the end of the month, what's your schedule?
sent you email earlier this month...
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Mar 28, 2019 - 10:59am PT
Dodger spring training last week against the White Sox
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 28, 2019 - 12:57pm PT
Manny makes his Padres debut today against the Giants
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2019 - 02:08pm PT
Baez of the Cubs is on pace for 162 homers this year!!! GO CUBS!

Edit: update: now on pace for 324 homers on the year
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2019 - 03:54pm PT
Dodgers 162-0

Giants 0-162

Could happen looking at the projections from todays action
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2019 - 04:31pm PT
Allergic to sunflower seeds! I used to run a mouthful of coffee beans... nowadays I sometimes do pistacios but have to spit the shells into the outfield... damn shells are big enough to cause a bad hop in the infield
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Mar 29, 2019 - 07:34pm PT
They're playing baseball again tonight! How awesome is that?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 29, 2019 - 07:58pm PT
awesome!!

and good weather for a trip to The Valley!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 30, 2019 - 04:29pm PT
Mariners 3-1 and rightfully in first place of the AL West
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 31, 2019 - 04:06am PT
that would be the 4-1 Mariners.

If they go on to win the World Series, Ichiro will get a ring as he was a part of the 2019 club.
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 1, 2019 - 07:18pm PT
Couldn't shoot free throws though.

Still he's number one!



Right down the road apiece at Sweetwater Dam

Then again I have made mistakes before





Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:24am PT
Just back from Anaheim Stadium. The Angels can't suck enough so far this year. Matt Harvey looked awful. Mike Trout is something else entirely. Nice catch in center. Also made a strong throw from center for an out at the plate. And a homerun, even though they really weren't pitching to him.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Apr 5, 2019 - 06:51am PT
Cubs bullpin, should be renamed...bullschit! They need to understand their job is to END an inning not PROLONG it. Pulling Dharvish(sp) after 70 pitches only to have bullpin load bases, then clear them with a double. Had to turn the game off and cuss Russ!
Peace
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2019 - 07:58am PT
^^^^

Hahaha.... Boston too... rough start
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 5, 2019 - 09:04am PT
Had to turn the game off and cuss Russ!

What did Russ have to do with it? 😳
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 5, 2019 - 09:59am PT
The Red Sox recent visit to Oakland proves that although they are defending champs, they are slow learners... Athletics CF Ramon Laureano and his thunderbolt of a right arm hosed down THREE Red Sox baserunners in one series, including Mookie Betts at third base in the last game of the series with nobody out in the 9th inning of a game the Sox were behind by 4 runs. That's just plain dumb.

The Mookie failed to absorb the hard lesson of his teammate Xander Bogaerts.

Laureano had thrown out Bogaerts at third base in the ninth inning of the second game of the four gamer. (A perfect one-hopper into Matt Chapman's glove.) At least the circumstances we're quite so horrible, one out in the 9th with the Rox facing a 1-0 deficit.

But still. Bogaerts himself should have known better, because Laureano had chopped him down at the plate in the second inning of the opener with a 270-foot perfecto.

Which I would say is the best throw I've seen Laureano make except that it isn'tóthe 300-odd footer from the left centerfield fence back to first base to complete a double play he made last year holds that distinction.

Robbie Grossman gunned out another Sox baserunner trying to get a legs double.

Four critical outs on the base paths in one series. I can't remember another set in which outfield assists decisively affected the outcome of so many games.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:24pm PT
I love the Cubs as Russ does! Old joke with me and the old rubber arm....that at least still puts on the cleats and gets his glove dirty. Madden will get the pin in proper order. Ya gotta take the good with bad if ya root for the Cubs.
Peace

Crouch, Bo Jackson made heck of a throw to gun a guy at home back a bit ago. Harold had already touched third, rounding hard for home, Bo picks the ball up in the left field corner and guns a strike to the catcher. Clemente was another youíd be crazy to test.
https://youtu.be/eB9wi_zvMdM
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:32pm PT
Greg, donít see a lotta ballers coming outta CalTech.
I ascribe it to arrogance and lack of discipline.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:35pm PT
The Red Sox recent visit to Oakland proves that although they are defending champs, they are slow learners...

naw, they just don't play well in the Coliseum and especially night games there... but they have had a very slow start, opening on the road (and still on the road until next Tuesday) hasn't been good for them. The A's fielders had to be perfect on those throws, and they were... good on them.

I did see the Tuesday game, and they had opportunities in the last four innings to get the runner on third to score in a 1 run game... they didn't.

Still hoping that there is an A's BoSox playoff series in the future...
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 5, 2019 - 01:15pm PT
That Bo Jackson throw was pretty great, no doubt.

Here's Laureano's from last year. Make sure you watch long enough to see the view from the left centerfield camera. (starting at 24 seconds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acQ-FdByhdo

So good to have the games back.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 5, 2019 - 01:20pm PT
Bogaerts himself should have known better...

that play was reviewed (a long review) and not enough evidence to overturn the call on the field...
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 5, 2019 - 01:24pm PT
Ed, safe or out by hairsbreadth replay review doesn't change the fact of the throw, so yes, he should have known better. The call at third wasn't controversial.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 5, 2019 - 01:39pm PT
"...doesn't change the fact of the throw..." absolutely an excellent throw safe or out
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 6, 2019 - 08:04pm PT
Jordan Hicks throws like fire!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 6, 2019 - 09:08pm PT
Cubs are in first place!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 9, 2019 - 06:01pm PT
guess who the best team in MLB is -- Yankees? Astros? Russ's Cubbies?

NFW. Get real.

TWINS.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2019 - 06:13pm PT
Uh, rong, Twinkies are 23-12, Los Dodgers are 25-12,
Twinkies are in an even weaker division.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 9, 2019 - 07:02pm PT

Twins: 23-12 (.657 winning percentage)
Dodgers: 25-14 (.641 winning percentage)

.657 > .641

right? no? yes? hard to tell. So hard. We should argue whether .657 > .641. Maybe hold a vote.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 10, 2019 - 02:55pm PT
Albert Pujols gets 2000 RBIs and it barely makes a blip in the news.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2019 - 03:52pm PT
^^^^^ juicer....
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 10, 2019 - 08:57pm PT
the BoSox now have a winning record... yay!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 11, 2019 - 08:00pm PT
^^^^^ juicer....

I know you are, but what is he?
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 13, 2019 - 05:38pm PT
I just witnessed a macho, manly man (well, Kole Calhoun) bunt to get a hit against a ridiculously lopsided shift. This is the first time I have ever seen a hitter with decent power play the shift instead of (usually) hitting into the shift.

It's about time. I have no quarrel with the shift at all. But for the past couple years while "the shift" has been in vogue, it has been infuriating to see sluggers (real or self-imagined) not adapt. This is a turn for the better, and I hope this continues. Good for you, Kole Calhoun.
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