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Title: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 29, 2010, 07:56:09 PM
I decided to start a thread to talk about the new baseball season.  I should warn you i am one of those people who watches baseball and likes to play it but has no idea how any of the pro stuff works.  i have no idea what the best team is and what is worse i have no idea what a batting average even means.  I am a complete noob but i love watching it so with the season starting in a couple of weeks here is the thread.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 29, 2010, 08:12:08 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average)

Do this wikipeadia entry have it right?  i don't like to go by wikipeadia alone.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Steve-O on March 29, 2010, 09:16:39 PM
Sounds like we have another entry for our nascent fantasy league.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on March 29, 2010, 09:22:25 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average)

Do this wikipeadia entry have it right?  i don't like to go by wikipeadia alone.

Ignoring that the first part is about cricket, yes, that's correct. It's number of hits over official at bats. Over .300 is really good.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 29, 2010, 09:56:58 PM
Ok thanks.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on March 30, 2010, 05:53:33 PM
I decided to start a thread to talk about the new baseball season.  I should warn you i am one of those people who watches baseball and likes to play it but has no idea how any of the pro stuff works.  i have no idea what the best team is and what is worse i have no idea what a batting average even means.  I am a complete noob but i love watching it so with the season starting in a couple of weeks here is the thread.

Pirates = Bad team. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 30, 2010, 05:55:53 PM
I decided to start a thread to talk about the new baseball season.  I should warn you i am one of those people who watches baseball and likes to play it but has no idea how any of the pro stuff works.  i have no idea what the best team is and what is worse i have no idea what a batting average even means.  I am a complete noob but i love watching it so with the season starting in a couple of weeks here is the thread.

Pirates = Bad team. 

 :D

From Rifftrax I gather the Royals are not that good either.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on March 30, 2010, 05:59:13 PM
I decided to start a thread to talk about the new baseball season.  I should warn you i am one of those people who watches baseball and likes to play it but has no idea how any of the pro stuff works.  i have no idea what the best team is and what is worse i have no idea what a batting average even means.  I am a complete noob but i love watching it so with the season starting in a couple of weeks here is the thread.

Pirates = Bad team. 

 :D

From Rifftrax I gather the Royals are not that good either.

Pretty much, but the Royals can at least find a decent player occasionally like Zack Greinke.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on March 30, 2010, 07:27:14 PM
And if you go to Vegas and bet on the Cubs to win the World Series, that would be the wrong bet for over 100 years running!

And, the Cardinals are all that is good and right with the world.   Trust me on that.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on March 30, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
And if you go to Vegas and bet on the Cubs to win the World Series, that would be the wrong bet for over 100 years running!

And, the Cardinals Twins are all that is good and right with the world.   Trust me on that.

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on March 31, 2010, 05:32:44 AM
The Yankees paid a lot of money for their team.

And they are evil.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Scrivener on March 31, 2010, 06:10:03 AM
One critical thing to remember:  the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are natural arch-enemies.  They are like a mongoose and a cobra, like Batman and the Joker.  There is no reconciling them whatsoever.

Vulgar chants about the opposing team will erupt during home games, without that team even being there, just because they hate each other so much.  Vendors outside one team's ballpark will sell T-shirts alleging unnatural sexual practices by the stars of the opposing team*.

And a fan of one will never say anything remotely complimentary, or even fair, about the other. (See post above.)

Understand this, and you will understand much about baseball in America.



* Actually, I've only seen this in Boston.  Draw what conclusion you will from this.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on March 31, 2010, 06:18:29 AM
And a fan of one will never say anything remotely complimentary, or even fair, about the other. (See post above.)

You're about 99.9% correct.

Mariano Rivera is the exception.  We fear & respect him.

(And his laughing & tip of the hat when we cheered him after booing the rest of the Yankees at the start of the 05 season after the Sox getting the World Series rings passed out was awesome.)

What's even more ridiculous? Being at a BRUINS game and hearing the Yankees Suck chant. *facepalm*
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on April 03, 2010, 03:23:03 PM
Cardinals and Twins split a two game exhibition series in a likely preview of this years World Series.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 03, 2010, 03:32:49 PM
Cardinals and Twins split a two game exhibition series in a likely preview of this years World Series.

I'll buy that.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 03, 2010, 06:37:08 PM
Twins new park looks nice!

Might hit up Coors Field on Friday or Saturday.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 03, 2010, 09:12:07 PM
Got tickets to the Cards Angels game on May 22nd.    First time in the new Busch Stadium.    Since my birthday is May 23rd, I am assuming a massive Cardinal win and them to present me with free season tickets for life.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on April 03, 2010, 09:54:24 PM
Twins new park looks nice!

Might hit up Coors Field on Friday or Saturday.

Er, unless you already have tickets, I wouldn't count on Friday. It's the home opener and tickets (and parking) tend to be scare and juuust a tad higher priced than normal. Saturday shouldn't be too difficult though.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 05:35:54 AM
Twins new park looks nice!

Might hit up Coors Field on Friday or Saturday.

Er, unless you already have tickets, I wouldn't count on Friday. It's the home opener and tickets (and parking) tend to be scare and juuust a tad higher priced than normal. Saturday shouldn't be too difficult though.

Yeah we're staying within walking distance of the park, so we were just going to wander over and see if there were any standing room tickets.  We're already going to miss the first few innings since our flight gets in to Denver around game time. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 09:13:56 AM
ESPN is already in full "every baseball story must feature the Yankees somehow" mode.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on April 04, 2010, 09:32:15 AM
What are your hopes for your team(s) this year?

If the Twins can overcome the apathy they had most of last year (too many games where they just stopped trying after falling behind or getting ahead by a few run - the worst example was a game in Oakland where they scored 12 runs early and lost the game 14-13) then they should have a shot making the World Series.  Losing Joe Nathan is though but someone will step up to fill that hole.



 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 04, 2010, 09:51:36 AM
My team (the O's) is stuck in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, so I usually have no hope for them.

But every year, I feel the same thing.  Everybody starts 0-0, and anything can happen.  But most likely, by the second week of May, we will be out of contention.  We have a 12 game stretch against the Red Sox and Yankees end of April into May.  We'll probably go 2-10 during that run.  That should do it.   :P
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on April 04, 2010, 09:55:42 AM
My team (the O's) is stuck in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, so I usually have no hope for them.

But every year, I feel the same thing.  Everybody starts 0-0, and anything can happen.  But most likely, by the second week of May, we will be out of contention.  We have a 12 game stretch against the Red Sox and Yankees end of April into May.  We'll probably go 2-10 during that run.  That should do it.   :P

That's why they play the games - because you never know what will happen.   Wouldn't it be great if the both the Yankees and Red Sox had a down year for once.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 09:56:55 AM
My hope for the Cardinals is first place and the World Series.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 09:57:32 AM
That sound you hear is the pants tightening of all ESPN upper management.  *boing!*
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 04, 2010, 10:25:23 AM
My team (the O's) is stuck in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, so I usually have no hope for them.

But every year, I feel the same thing.  Everybody starts 0-0, and anything can happen.  But most likely, by the second week of May, we will be out of contention.  We have a 12 game stretch against the Red Sox and Yankees end of April into May.  We'll probably go 2-10 during that run.  That should do it.   :P

That's why they play the games - because you never know what will happen.   Wouldn't it be great if the both the Yankees and Red Sox had a down year for once.

The Rays run a few years ago gives me some hope, that anything is possible in the AL East.  And we have some exciting young talent.  But I'm not holding my breath either.

I'll be able to watch our first three games this year since they are against the Rays (I live in the Rays market, but not in Tampa so I don't really care to root for them.)  I was thinking of getting the online MLB.TV package to watch O's games the rest of the time they don't play the Rays.  Anybody here have experience with MLB.TV?  How is it?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 11:16:48 AM
But the O's have Julio Lugo this year! 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 11:35:06 AM
But the O's have Julio Lugo this year! 

You sure know all of Julio's comings and goings!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 11:47:18 AM
Only because he's AWESOME!  Actually having him as a backup 2B isn't so bad. Its the starting SS part that's scary.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 04, 2010, 02:13:14 PM
I am going to try to go the Rockies game on Sat. and since I have no car, no need to worry about silly parking fees


So, in a dream world, the Rockies will win the Worlds Series, and the Broncos will win the next Super bowl. Oh and I am nice and my cats are pretty




and NO i will not come back to reality
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 04, 2010, 03:35:31 PM
What are your hopes for your team(s) this year?

I hope the Dodgers can win the NL West again. Wondering how much of a factor Manny will be. Also a bit concerned about losing Juan Pierre and Orlando Hudson.

I still think they can win the NL West, and maybe even somehow beat St. Louis again in the division series.

By the way, I hope Matt Holliday hasn't bothered to spend any extra time shagging flies this spring.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QcdNV3SF8Zs

 ;)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 04:11:45 PM
I think he spent most of his time looking at previous Cardinal-Dodger playoff results! >:D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 04:47:44 PM
I am going to try to go the Rockies game on Sat. and since I have no car, no need to worry about silly parking fees


So, in a dream world, the Rockies will win the Worlds Series, and the Broncos will win the next Super bowl. Oh and I am nice and my cats are pretty

and NO i will not come back to reality

Do you have tickets already?  The wife & I might try to go to that game if other plans fall through.  (Or at worst, wanna meet up for a beer or something after the game?  I hear there's a bar across the street from the condo we're staying at downtown on Grant St.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 04:50:46 PM
I'm torn, I want the Yankees to lose, but I have CC Sabathia as one of my starting pitchers.

Maybe the Red Sox can distract him by leaving a burger on the field.

(http://www.theonion.com/content/files/images/Burger-Hotdog-2-R.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 04, 2010, 05:05:30 PM
I'm torn, I want the Yankees to lose, but I have CC Sabathia as one of my starting pitchers.

Maybe the Red Sox can distract him by leaving a burger on the field.

(http://www.theonion.com/content/files/images/Burger-Hotdog-2-R.jpg)

I'm in the same boat.  I've got him in the other league.

And Pedro.... seriously?


From my college roommate in Green Bay's FB status:
Quote
Don't worry Bill Hall. It's only opening night and the biggest rivalry in baseball, I'm sure no one saw you trip up the dugout steps as you were introduced.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 04, 2010, 05:09:20 PM

From my college roommate in Green Bay's FB status:
Quote
Don't worry Bill Hall. It's only opening night and the biggest rivalry in baseball, I'm sure no one saw you trip up the dugout steps as you were introduced.

 :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 04, 2010, 09:05:16 PM
Man, I wish all MLB telecasts had 10,000 camera angles, AXIS Replay, and K-Zone.

Great opener, by the way. I thought Sabbathia was just gonna roll, but that was a total meltdown and it turned into a hell of a game!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 05, 2010, 05:54:52 AM
Good game last night! 

But what was this?
(http://boston.3432.voxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/IMG00027-480x360.jpg)
 :gouge:
That's just Pedro being Pedro I guess!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on April 05, 2010, 09:10:18 AM
This made me laugh.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/everyone-in-red-sox-locker-room-just-assumed-jason,17195/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/everyone-in-red-sox-locker-room-just-assumed-jason,17195/) ;D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 05, 2010, 09:18:22 AM
I am going to try to go the Rockies game on Sat. and since I have no car, no need to worry about silly parking fees


So, in a dream world, the Rockies will win the Worlds Series, and the Broncos will win the next Super bowl. Oh and I am nice and my cats are pretty

and NO i will not come back to reality

Do you have tickets already?  The wife & I might try to go to that game if other plans fall through.  (Or at worst, wanna meet up for a beer or something after the game?  I hear there's a bar across the street from the condo we're staying at downtown on Grant St.)

I do not. I will have to wait until Friday to buy them (payday). If I don't get tickets, we can still grab a beer though
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 05, 2010, 03:03:14 PM
So are Cubs fans losing their minds after Carlos Zambrano coughed up 8 runs in 1.1 innings today? (You're killing my team you fat load!)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 05, 2010, 03:33:08 PM
So are Cubs fans losing their minds after Carlos Zambrano coughed up 8 runs in 1.1 innings today? (You're killing my team you fat load!)

Since he is not on my fantasy team or a team I like, this is a double good thing.   I wonder if Pinella's fat head exploded yet.

And I see having the first pick in the draft has its advantages!

Name                AB R  H RBI BB
 A. Pujols, 1B      5  4  4    3    0
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 06, 2010, 05:14:41 AM
I went out to the MLB site this morning to see if they had downloadable schedules that you can add to your mobile device or Exchange calendar..... and they DO.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/team_by_team.jsp (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/team_by_team.jsp)

Pick you team, go to the downloadable calendar option and choose how you want the calendar.   I picked as a new calendar for Microsoft Exchange so I now have the Cardinals and Astro schedules as "Other Calendars".   Getting the schedules from your iphone is pretty sweet if you ask me. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 06, 2010, 11:01:57 AM
So are Cubs fans losing their minds after Carlos Zambrano coughed up 8 runs in 1.1 innings today? (You're killing my team you fat load!)

Since he is not on my fantasy team or a team I like, this is a double good thing.   I wonder if Pinella's fat head exploded yet.

And I see having the first pick in the draft has its advantages!

Name                AB R  H RBI BB
 A. Pujols, 1B      5  4  4    3    0


Nice little start there. Bob. Looks like The Machine is running on all cylinders!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 06, 2010, 11:20:20 AM
There is an iPhone app where you can hear the radio play of every game this season...it costs 15 bucks  :(
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on April 06, 2010, 11:53:49 AM
Not going  to a game till the 22nd this year. Its all good though, bought 8 pairs of tix for the season (from work... they have good seniority when it comes to season ticket holders) . Gonna be tempting not to put them on stub hub since they're second row first baseline and Target Field is the talk of the state this year. I've already been fending off friends and relatives ... ' hey if there's a game you cant go to I'll buy the tickets' ... yeah right, I think I'll take my chances on the free market first lol.

Twins lost game one, was surprised to see Matsui playing for the Angels this year. Did you guys see that play in the White Sox game? Wow, play of the year.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on April 06, 2010, 12:23:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMXCMNyUnzc

The Mark Buehrle play ^^^
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 06, 2010, 12:26:43 PM
Wow, that was amazing!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 06, 2010, 01:25:08 PM
Wow.  :o
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 06, 2010, 03:27:26 PM
That was awesome!!!  :o
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 06, 2010, 03:32:33 PM
Even better, he is on my fantasy team!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 06, 2010, 03:35:30 PM
Just joined ANOTHER fantasy baseball league started by a bunch of my wife's friends from St. Louis.  Looks like they use every stat available, max of 6 roster moves (add/drop) a week.  Should be fun.  If there's extra spots and they are ok with me inviting people in, I'll let everyone know.

My team name in this league: Youkie's Chin Gophers.  My wife's team: John Kruk's Oddball.  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on April 09, 2010, 01:08:55 PM
Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 09, 2010, 02:10:34 PM
Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.

Coors Field is also Super Awesome.

What are the 3 oldest parks and what is happening to them?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 09, 2010, 02:56:29 PM
Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.

That's pathetic.  I used to love baseball.  I saved the box scores when I was a kid, but now it has lost most of its magic.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 09, 2010, 03:35:15 PM
Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.

That's pathetic.  I used to love baseball.  I saved the box scores when I was a kid, but now it has lost most of its magic.

True that! Some of my fondest memories are going to games at Chávez Ravine. A former student of my dad worked in the Dodgers front office, so not only did we get great seats, but we got to get in early and watch BP. Got some great autographs too. I even scored the games!

But yeah, that was a different era. Everybody wasn't juiced. Hell, just look at the size of players in the 80s.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on April 09, 2010, 04:25:15 PM
Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.

Coors Field is also Super Awesome.

What are the 3 oldest parks and what is happening to them?

Right now in the NL, Wrigley, Dodger Stadium and wherever the Marlins play are older. Every other team in the NL has built a new stadium in the last 15 years, and the Marlins will be getting a new place next year. (The Al has ~7 stadiums older than Coors.)

It was just an odd piece of data that was brought up in the pre-game today. As someone who remembers 20th & Blake as being part of the bad area of town, it's odd to realize that it's now one of the old boys.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 09, 2010, 09:51:50 PM
WOOHOO! Just bought my tickets for Sundays game! Go Rockies!  :highfive:

I would have preferred to go Saturday, but the special discount I get was available for Sunday. A game is a game  8)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 10, 2010, 07:59:29 AM
Sweet! We may try to hit up a tour this am.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 10, 2010, 09:18:10 AM
DirecTV is doing the first week of MLB package for free.   Ends tomorrow.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 10, 2010, 12:44:49 PM
I will post a bunch of pics from Coors when I get home.  Only internet I have is on my phone out here.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 10, 2010, 01:09:44 PM
DirecTV is doing the first week of MLB package for free.   Ends tomorrow.

I'm sick of your DIrectTV love, Bob! You wanna, go? Huh? Huh?


I will post a bunch of pics from Coors when I get home.  Only internet I have is on my phone out here.

Of course the people cool enough to be your facebook friend as already seen some pics  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 10, 2010, 05:54:37 PM
I'm sick of your DIrectTV love, Bob! You wanna, go? Huh? Huh?



Don't MAKE me come over there....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on April 10, 2010, 08:10:38 PM
Well, I hope K1 made it to the game, 'cause it's a humdinger.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 10, 2010, 09:41:49 PM
Grrr! I bet (hope) the Rockies kick some revenge ass tomorrow!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 11, 2010, 02:25:34 AM
Didn't make it to the game. Went to a bbq at a friends house.  Was a really good time.  Although its 3am and I need to leave for the airport in about 4 hours...  here's hoping I can fall asleep on the plane.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 11, 2010, 04:50:14 AM
I went ahead and ordered the MLB.TV premium package so I could watch my Orioles this year.  I chose the online package over the cable TV package mainly so I could watch the Baltimore broadcast of the games every time.  And to be able the watch the widescreen versions of the games.  And when the games are not shown live due to the national broadcast blackout rule, I can just watch the game later that night in the archive. 

So far we are 1-4, but 3 of the 4 losses have been by 1 run, so they could have easily gone the other way.  Even the 3-0 loss last night to Toronto was a lot closer than it would seem by the final score.

I still think it's gonna be a long summer and a real challenge to even get above .500.  But what can you do?






Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 11, 2010, 05:37:25 AM
DirecTV is doing the first week of MLB package for free.   Ends tomorrow.

In Demand was also doing this.  So everyone should check their cable listings for the MLB Extra Innings channels, the games should be on.

There should also be another free preview week at some point this summer, usually when the half-season package goes on sale.

I'm actually glad there was a preview this week.  It was enough for me to know that I wasn't going to order it.  Standard definition games only, not every game has both home and away feeds, not every game will be shown. (This was on my system anyway, your mileage may vary).

The online package is cheaper, has both feeds for every game, has both radio feeds for every game, has archives for every game.  The picture quality is great (if you have a fast enough internet connection).  I can watch on my TV through my media center PC, or I can take the laptop out on the patio and enjoy the game outside.  (Which I did last night.)

Usually at some point during the season there will be an offer to sign up for a free week of the online package.  If I see it when it comes up, I'll post the info here.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 11, 2010, 06:44:13 PM
First game of the season. I am quite sunburnt, but the Rockies won against San Diego....or SUCK Diego, am I right????


Anyway, I think there were a few players missing from the team. Where would i go to see who got traded this year? My fave, Ian Stewart is still around (cause he's so purdy).

My seats were right behind right field, so I got to spend most of the game looking at the well toned backside of Brad Hawpe. YUM!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 11, 2010, 07:54:01 PM

15 hours and change until Opening Day at Wrigley Field! Oh boy, Brewer-fans, you better show up tomorrow!!  :)

Bob, do you know what's awesome? Having Nick Stavinoha beat you w/ 2-out in the 9th.

Stavinoha?!!!!!  :D

Anyway, it's been a red-hot topic in my part of the World this past week, and I thought I'd drop a link to it in here...

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/columns/story?id=5068629

Hey Randy, wanna share some of your revenue from the YES Network w/  the Davids of the league? That's what circumvents revenue sharing. What a dork. However, he does sport some great Jheri curl

(http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/tom_verducci/10/18/torre/p1.randy.levine.jpg)

Anyway, I think there were a few players missing from the team. Where would i go to see who got traded this year? My fave, Ian Stewart is still around (cause he's so purdy).

Here you go, anais...

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/colorado_rockies/index.html

Fun fact of the day: Coors Field is the 4th oldest pall park in the National League. Next year, it'll move up to 3rd.

That's pathetic. 

I don't think so. I can't speak on the behalf of "old" Busch Stadium, but the ballparks that had been replaced in the NL were in ugly shape alongside being capped at maximizing revenue. I think all of the new ballparks are stunning, especially AT&T in Frisco, Miller in Milwaukee, and PNC in Pittsburgh.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 11, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
Hey Rad, I saw a scene from the Brewers game against St Louis today. This guy Fielder (#28) through a HUGE hissy fit when he struck out  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 11, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
This guy Fielder (#28) through a HUGE hissy fit when he struck out  :D

That's our Prince. Last season, he wanted a part of the Dodgers, literally:

http://www.youtube.com/v/MuoA-d3xiHo&hl=en_US&fs=1

:D

Bob, do you know what's awesome? Having Nick Stavinoha beat you w/ 2-out in the 9th.

*facepalm*

Come on, Trevor!  :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 11, 2010, 08:26:26 PM
Stavinoha is a Latvian word meaning "unknown player who gets one Sportscenter moment before he retires".
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 11, 2010, 11:55:58 PM
Well, my O's take a 2-1 lead into the 8th inning and manage to lose 5-2 to an overachieving Toronto team that sweeps us at home..

And just like that, we are in the AL basement at 1-5.

At least we aren't the worst in MLB.  We are only the second worse team in baseball.


 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 12, 2010, 08:26:05 AM
Well, my O's take a 2-1 lead into the 8th inning and manage to lose 5-2 to an overachieving Toronto team that sweeps us at home..

And just like that, we are in the AL basement at 1-5.

At least we aren't the worst in MLB.  We are only the second worse team in baseball.


 

Who currently is the worst team in Baseball? Also, I think the yankees shouldn't be allowed to play anymore
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 12, 2010, 08:28:57 AM
Well, my O's take a 2-1 lead into the 8th inning and manage to lose 5-2 to an overachieving Toronto team that sweeps us at home..

And just like that, we are in the AL basement at 1-5.

At least we aren't the worst in MLB.  We are only the second worse team in baseball.


 

Well, as of now, the Astros are 0-6.

Who currently is the worst team in Baseball? Also, I think the yankees shouldn't be allowed to play anymore
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Steve-O on April 12, 2010, 12:56:48 PM
Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres.  It's always the Padres.  Their actual record is irrelevant.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Nunyerbiz on April 12, 2010, 01:10:12 PM
Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres.  It's always the Padres.  Their actual record is irrelevant.

Yes, I think they need to abandon the facade and just go back to their uniform colors inspired by biological waste products.

(http://erikkowalker.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/padres.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 12, 2010, 01:32:11 PM
Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres Pirates.  It's always the Padres Pirates.  Their actual record is irrelevant.

Fixed it.  ;D

Actually it's Houston believe it or not. 0-6.  The Pirates are currently 3-3 which is a better winning percentage than they will end the season with.  (Or at least the last 17 seasons would lead you to believe that's going to be the case again this year.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 12, 2010, 03:48:52 PM
Our camera batteries died halfway through the tour, but here's some cool ones we took on our phones:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 12, 2010, 04:01:05 PM
Nice pics!

Oh, the (dis)Astros are no longer 0-6..... they are 0-7!   My sister and brother in law went to the Cards home opener today and were quite pleased.

Not good to be 7 games into the season and be 5 games out of first!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 13, 2010, 08:35:58 PM
So if you were the manager of the NY Mets, what would you say to your starting pitcher? "That's ok sonny, you only let 8 runs in in three innings, it could have been worse"


Personally, I would say: "Dude, you missed the mark more than a storm trooper"  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 14, 2010, 12:54:35 PM
JD Drew is "sore".

The fans around here are quite sore as well.  But I think the other definition of the word.  >:(
(Stock in 9 volt batteries is up in a related note.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 14, 2010, 01:02:30 PM
JD Drew is "sore".

The fans around here are quite sore as well.  But I think the other definition of the word.  >:(
(Stock in 9 volt batteries is up in a related note.)


From Wikipedia and other sources:

"St. Louis manager Tony La Russa apparently had concerns about Drew's effort. In his book Three Nights in August, Buzz Bissinger mentions La Russa's frustration with Drew's lack of passion. La Russa tells Bissinger that it seems Drew has decided to "settle for 75%" of his talent, in large part because of his enormous contract.[2] His constant time on the DL earned him a few nicknames from fans including "Nancy Drew", "D.L. Drew", and "A.H. (Always Hurt) Drew".
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 14, 2010, 01:09:09 PM
F yeah! Hermida! Put him in RF when Ellsbury comes back!

(Did anyone tell Bard he's NOT throwing BP? Yikes!  :o )

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 14, 2010, 03:43:55 PM

I just wanna cry...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Ahqb0l5sM525gOKJk8z5Bjw5nYcB?gid=300414116

:D

Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres Pirates.  It's always the Padres Pirates.  Their actual record is irrelevant.

Fixed it.  ;D

Pittsburgh's obviously the symbol of futility since '92, but I firmly believe it doesn't get any worse than what's going on in Kansas City right now. Dayton Moore, thank you very much... :)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 14, 2010, 04:43:09 PM

I just wanna cry...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Ahqb0l5sM525gOKJk8z5Bjw5nYcB?gid=300414116

:D




At least they put up a good fight..... (Go Cubs
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 14, 2010, 05:12:33 PM
I have no idea why ANYONE pays Hawkins to pitch for them, I really do not.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 14, 2010, 05:32:36 PM

I just wanna cry...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Ahqb0l5sM525gOKJk8z5Bjw5nYcB?gid=300414116

:D

Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres Pirates.  It's always the Padres Pirates.  Their actual record is irrelevant.

Fixed it.  ;D

Pittsburgh's obviously the symbol of futility since '92, but I firmly believe it doesn't get any worse than what's going on in Kansas City right now. Dayton Moore, thank you very much... :)



At least KC has some glimmer of occasional hope with their starting pitching.

Do the Pirates have anyone good? (I don't follow NL teams that closely and part of my draft strategy is "avoid Pirates".  Actually that's a good thing to do in most situations in life.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 15, 2010, 02:18:13 AM
I have no idea why ANYONE pays Hawkins to pitch for them, I really do not.

Because he had an ERA of 2.13 last season!  :P

I'm sure that was going through Melvin's noogin when he gave him the 2/7.5 deal. I'm just waiting patiently until we have a new front office. And check this out, Bob, eight-games in and Macha's brought our owner out already:

(http://www.rightfieldbleachers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ken-macha-major-league-inspiration-499x298.jpg)

:D


I just wanna cry...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Ahqb0l5sM525gOKJk8z5Bjw5nYcB?gid=300414116

:D

Who currently is the worst team in Baseball?

The Padres Pirates.  It's always the Padres Pirates.  Their actual record is irrelevant.

Fixed it.  ;D

Pittsburgh's obviously the symbol of futility since '92, but I firmly believe it doesn't get any worse than what's going on in Kansas City right now. Dayton Moore, thank you very much... :)



At least KC has some glimmer of occasional hope with their starting pitching.

Do the Pirates have anyone good? (I don't follow NL teams that closely and part of my draft strategy is "avoid Pirates".  Actually that's a good thing to do in most situations in life.)

The Buckos are on the upswing, and they've a nice nucleus of players that will become a part of their core in McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Tim Alderson, Jose Tabata, etcetera. Things are a bit brighter in Pittsburgh, and hey, at least they didn't spend 8 million on the likes of Scott Podsednik, Rick Ankiel, Jason Kendall, Chris Getz, & Brian Anderson. Dayton Moore does like his speedy & athletic players. He doesn't have a clue.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 15, 2010, 03:56:33 AM
1-8

I'm at the point now where I wanna wear a paper bag on my head out of shame when I watch the O's.  And this is at my own house!

Now it's out West for 4 against the A's and 3 against the Mariners.  All we have to do is sweep both series and we are back at .500!   ;D

 :'(
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 15, 2010, 04:49:32 AM
1-8

I'm at the point now where I wanna wear a paper bag on my head out of shame when I watch the O's.  And this is at my own house!

Now it's out West for 4 against the A's and 3 against the Mariners.  All we have to do is sweep both series and we are back at .500!   ;D

 :'(

You still tower over the Astros.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 15, 2010, 08:53:11 AM
Who wants to join another Head To Head league run by some Cardinals Fans?  (They're looking for more teams.)

Yahoo Custom league ID:     667117
Password: cardsfan

It's an autodraft league, and what I call "holy crap, that's alot of categories"

Batters Stat Categories:      Runs (R), Hits (H), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Total Bases (TB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS), Stolen Base Percentage (SB%)

Pitchers Stat Categories:    Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Earned Runs (ER), Home Runs (HR), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Save Chances (SVOP), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Relief Wins (RW), Save Percentage (SV%), Inherited Runners Scored (IRA)

Max Acquisitions per Week:     6
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 15, 2010, 12:36:37 PM

What a fun game so far this afternoon; the wind's blowing out of Wrigley like mad, our pitching machine's on the mound, and we've been taking it to Big Z.

PS: k1, Ortiz needs more steal attempts! Did you by chance catch that yesterday? Hilarious, even Remy was flummoxed.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 15, 2010, 12:39:17 PM

What a fun game so far this afternoon; the wind's blowing out of Wrigley like mad, our pitching machine's on the mound, and we've been taking it to Big Z.

PS: k1, Ortiz needs more steal attempts! Did you by chance catch that yesterday? Hilarious, even Remy was flummoxed.



Lou Brock, he aint!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 15, 2010, 01:05:41 PM

Zambrano, 5 IP...121 pitches thrown!  :o

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 15, 2010, 04:00:49 PM

It's safe to assume Greg Zaun's a tool:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Z-Man.jpg)

Really, Z-Man???  :D

The dude abides.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 17, 2010, 09:28:10 AM
1-10 (.091)  8 losses in a row.

Like the song says, things can only get better.

If we keep playing the way we have been playing I don't see us winning any of the next 21 games.  (2 more against the A's, 3 at Seattle, a 12 game stretch against the Red Sox and the Yankees, then we have 4 at the Twins.)

Maybe we can steal a game at Seattle.  That would make us 2-30 on May 10th.

Go O's!  If you are going to be bad, then it's better to be spectacularly bad, rather than just mediocre.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 17, 2010, 09:33:39 AM
I cannot imagine 2-30...... things will pick up.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 17, 2010, 09:45:14 AM
I cannot imagine 2-30...... things will pick up.

They have too much talent for things not to pick up.  I'm just being a bit over-reactive.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on April 17, 2010, 06:45:14 PM
First no-hitter by the Rockies! Woooo!!!!  And getting it from the Braves is even sweeter.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 17, 2010, 07:27:26 PM
First no-hitter by the Rockies! Woooo!!!!  And getting it from the Braves is even sweeter.




Beat me to it! It was so cool watching that game. I love tv! Hope the next one is at Coors!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Rattrap007 on April 17, 2010, 07:55:17 PM
a 20 inning (so far) game is St Louis. This is hilarious!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 17, 2010, 08:12:59 PM
Nothing like having our backup outfielders pitch!

At least we did not burn out the bullpen in this game.    But our outfielder Joe Mather may have to rest a day or two!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 18, 2010, 10:39:17 AM
O's manage to lose another one, 4-3 to the A's

This one was lost in the bottom of the ninth as the A's score 2 runs on a 1 out hit with bases loaded.  The game winning runner reached base on a dropped strike three that got away from our catcher.   Nothing is going right for my O's.

O's lose their 9th in a row and are now 1-11.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 18, 2010, 12:18:10 PM
O's manage to lose another one, 4-3 to the A's

This one was lost in the bottom of the ninth as the A's score 2 runs on a 1 out hit with bases loaded.  The game winning runner reached base on a dropped strike three that got away from our catcher.   Nothing is going right for my O's.

O's lose their 9th in a row and are now 1-11.

Well you're only 3 wins behind the Red Sox.  And for all the talk of "we've greatly improved our defense", we sure are making alot of dumb errors.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 19, 2010, 09:34:49 AM
Wow. The Red Sox are playing awful.  Our strengths this year are supposed to be our pitching & defense.   :speechless:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2010, 10:25:01 AM
Wow. The Red Sox are playing awful.  Our strengths this year are supposed to be our pitching & defense.   :speechless:

I am having Jim Rice and Fred Lynn flashbacks.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 19, 2010, 11:38:01 AM
Hey now!  The O's finally won one!  They managed to string some hits together and take advantage of an opponent's miscues.  Something they hadn't done much of up until this point.

And while I am not at all superstitious, I can not help but feel that having Jim Palmer back as the TV Color Commentator for the O's, gave them a bit of good luck.  (He had missed all the previous games this season due to illness.)

Hopefully, we can build on this and climb up out of the AL cellar!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 19, 2010, 12:49:18 PM
Hey now!  The O's finally won one!  They managed to string some hits together and take advantage of an opponent's miscues.  Something they hadn't done much of up until this point.

And while I am not at all superstitious, I can not help but feel that having Jim Palmer back as the TV Color Commentator for the O's, gave them a bit of good luck.  (He had missed all the previous games this season due to illness.)

Hopefully, we can build on this and climb up out of the AL cellar!



Well now you're only 2 wins behind the Red Sox.  We tanked another game this morning.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 19, 2010, 12:56:33 PM
Hey now!  The O's finally won one!  They managed to string some hits together and take advantage of an opponent's miscues.  Something they hadn't done much of up until this point.

And while I am not at all superstitious, I can not help but feel that having Jim Palmer back as the TV Color Commentator for the O's, gave them a bit of good luck.  (He had missed all the previous games this season due to illness.)

Hopefully, we can build on this and climb up out of the AL cellar!

Well now you're only 2 wins behind the Red Sox.  We tanked another game this morning.

The O's and Red Sox play each other this weekend.  It could be just what one of our teams needed.  :P
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2010, 03:19:13 PM
Hey now!  The O's finally won one!  They managed to string some hits together and take advantage of an opponent's miscues.  Something they hadn't done much of up until this point.

And while I am not at all superstitious, I can not help but feel that having Jim Palmer back as the TV Color Commentator for the O's, gave them a bit of good luck.  (He had missed all the previous games this season due to illness.)

Hopefully, we can build on this and climb up out of the AL cellar!

Well now you're only 2 wins behind the Red Sox.  We tanked another game this morning.

The O's and Red Sox play each other this weekend.  It could be just what one of our teams needed.  :P


* rushes out to pick up all Red Sox and Oriole batters for his fantasy team *
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 19, 2010, 03:22:20 PM
Can we get back to talking about the Rockies?   :P


I have too much Team Pride I think
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2010, 04:11:54 PM
Can we get back to talking about the Rockies?   :P


I have too much Team Pride I think

Not until you change your Avatar...... or at least airbrush out the tats.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 19, 2010, 06:57:15 PM
Can we get back to talking about the Rockies?   :P


I have too much Team Pride I think

Not until you change your Avatar...... or at least airbrush out the tats.


NO! Birdman is so pretty
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2010, 07:21:13 PM


NO! Birdman is so pretty

(http://protectthepaint.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/NBA_lookalike_BuseyVSAndersen_m.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 19, 2010, 07:28:01 PM
 :clap:

Did you just have that lying around?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2010, 07:32:09 PM
:clap:

Did you just have that lying around?

"I felt like destroying something beautiful"
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 19, 2010, 07:34:57 PM
HA! Then you admit he's beautiful! Or did you mean my infatuation with him was beautiful?


Anyway... WHAT. THE. HELL, Rockies? You pitch a fucking no hitter and then lose...oh wait it's only been two games in a row, but still! That's two too many!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Action Batch on April 19, 2010, 07:37:31 PM
:clap:

Did you just have that lying around?

"I felt like destroying something beautiful"

"I wanted to put a bullet through every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species."
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 19, 2010, 08:12:00 PM

It will more than likely go down as the most entertaining managed game in my lifetime...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/joe_posnanski/04/19/tony.larussa/index.html?eref=sihp


...his patented triple-switch. I just love that.  :)

And leave it to Doug Davis to inherit a 10-0 lead in the first-inning on Sunday to the lowly-Nats, and be unable to go five-innings.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/DavisLine.png)


*double-facapalm* 

:D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 20, 2010, 03:34:29 AM
I bet when the bullpen phone range in the fifth inning, the relievers jumped at the phone to get in there and get an easy W
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 20, 2010, 10:56:00 AM
Not sure this is what you meant when you said you wanted to talk Rockies again...

Quote
Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a hotel room in Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning.
The cause of death is so far unknown. "We didn't see anything suspicious," Salt Lake detective Rick Wall told the Denver Post Tuesday. "The official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner's Office." McGregor was named president of the Rockies back in 2001 and was entering his 17th year with the organization. He was 48.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 20, 2010, 11:12:21 AM

PED-suspension coming...

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/04/20/sources-mlb-ped-suspension-coming/

Craig Calcaterra reports that the player's in the National League...

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/a-major-league-ped-suspension-is-imminent.html.php

Any guesses? Come on, Carlos Marmol...cripple that Cub's staff.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 20, 2010, 11:39:23 AM

PED-suspension coming...

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/04/20/sources-mlb-ped-suspension-coming/

Craig Calcaterra reports that the player's in the National League...

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/a-major-league-ped-suspension-is-imminent.html.php

Any guesses? Come on, Carlos Marmol...cripple that Cub's staff.

I was kinda hoping Manny would be stupid enough to get caught again.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 20, 2010, 12:16:03 PM

Boom! Edinson Volquez...

http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/status/12531828104

Thankfully it wasn't Randy Wolf! And k1, I'm surprised you didn't comment on this as of yet:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/04/eric-gagne-retires.html

Sure it was tainted, but that '03 season was so comically awesome. "Game Over", indeed!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 20, 2010, 12:38:39 PM
"...And by help my knee, I meant 'give me hulk-like superpowers'.  So that's not technically cheating is it?" - Eric Gagne


Isn't Volquez the guy with the really goofy looking delivery? Or he just looks goofy or something?  He's on the DL currently right?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 20, 2010, 01:56:17 PM
In Volquez's defense, you need PEDs to survive pitching for Dusty Baker.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 20, 2010, 03:54:16 PM
In Volquez's defense, you need PEDs to survive pitching for Dusty Baker.

Very good point.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 22, 2010, 01:16:51 PM
Quote
According to a report in the New York Times, Sony will announce today that PS3 users will gain access to live streams of Major League Baseball games. By week's end the console will enable subscriptions to the MLB.TV  service, which provides access to out-of-market contests, but not local games or others that are broadcast on TV.

The NYT doesn't have the scoop on pricing, but a web subscription to the service will run you between $100 and $120 annually, or $20 to $25 per month, depending on the features. Count on more details when the official announcement drops.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2010, 01:40:00 PM
Quote
According to a report in the New York Times, Sony will announce today that PS3 users will gain access to live streams of Major League Baseball games. By week's end the console will enable subscriptions to the MLB.TV  service, which provides access to out-of-market contests, but not local games or others that are broadcast on TV.

The NYT doesn't have the scoop on pricing, but a web subscription to the service will run you between $100 and $120 annually, or $20 to $25 per month, depending on the features. Count on more details when the official announcement drops.

I love my MLB.TV.  It lets me watch my O's every single game (on my schedule since they have all the games archived).  I usually watch the games the next day.

Even the game last Saturday against the A's, which had no television in Oakland or Baltimore.  It was on MLB.TV as an archive exclusive using the A's radio broadcast for audio.  Loved to see that.  (It had no TV because it was on during Fox's exclusive Saturday time, but even though Fox didn't air it, it couldn't be shown on TV.)  MLB.Tv has advertised that they will have every MLB game this season available, even the ones that have no local market TV.

Blackout rules do apply for live games (and also for certain live games on the weekend).  Basically all local market games are blacked out live (but you can watch the games when they hit the archive, generally 90 minutes after the game ends.)  And on the weekends, all games are blacked out live during the Fox (on Saturday) and ESPN (Sunday nights) national broadcast window.

But since I live in Florida and my team is Baltimore, the local blackout rule doesn't apply to me (unless they are playing Tampa or the Marlins).

I would imagine that the web subscription would be able to use the PS3 app, and not require a separate subscription.  I have a PC hooked to my TV, so I don't really need a PS3 app anyway.  But it could helpful to some folks.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 22, 2010, 02:10:10 PM
I believe it is the same subscription.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 24, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
2-16

A real heartbreaking loss tonight to the Red Sox.  We take a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the 7th and give up two 3 run homers to give Boston a 7-3 lead.

Then we manage to rally in the top of the ninth to make it 7-6 Boston.  We end up leaving 2 runners stranded as we lose our 5th in a row, 7-6 Boston.

There is always tomorrow.   :P
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 25, 2010, 05:42:17 AM
2-16

A real heartbreaking loss tonight to the Red Sox.  We take a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the 7th and give up two 3 run homers to give Boston a 7-3 lead.

Then we manage to rally in the top of the ninth to make it 7-6 Boston.  We end up leaving 2 runners stranded as we lose our 5th in a row, 7-6 Boston.

There is always tomorrow.   :P

I really hope Wakefield starts getting some run support.  I really want to see him pass Roger as the all time wins leader on the Sox.  He's within reach of it, but he's not getting any younger.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on April 26, 2010, 10:14:45 AM
Well, we beat the Red Sox yesterday in an extra inning thriller.

That only puts us at 3-16 which, by my math, puts us at least 4 1/2 games behind everyone else in baseball.

So at this point, I'm just gonna root for my team to get better.  Pick up wins where you can.  Get the young guys more experience.  And play spoiler at the end of the season by trying to beat teams that need wins for playoff aspirations.

I wouldn't even fire Dave Trembley at this point, because really what difference would it make? 

Unless they could get someone like Cal Ripken Jr. to take the helm, and then that would only be to sell tickets to the Baltimore fans.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 26, 2010, 02:55:44 PM
So I bought the 15$ iPhone application for MLB. Now I can listen to my rockies games whenever, AND yesterday I got to watch them whoop the Marlins!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 26, 2010, 04:21:59 PM
So I bought the 15$ iPhone application for MLB. Now I can listen to my rockies games whenever, AND yesterday I got to watch them whoop the Marlins!

So, you can listen to all the radio feeds?

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 26, 2010, 05:28:49 PM
So I bought the 15$ iPhone application for MLB. Now I can listen to my rockies games whenever, AND yesterday I got to watch them whoop the Marlins!

So, you can listen to all the radio feeds?



A way to avoid Berman & Morgan? *fingers crossed*  (Although Castiglione's broadcast of the Sox games is amusing because he gets WAY into the games.  My favorite call is his bored/annoyed "Swing and a pop up" that was heard frequently when Nomar was at bat.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 26, 2010, 08:29:13 PM
Yup, I can listen to all the feeds of all the games
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 26, 2010, 08:34:11 PM
Nice, I may have to check this out.

Watching the Cardinal post game show and the "entire city is concerned" that the Cardinals are scoring too many of their runs by homeruns.

Still struggling with that concept. :-\
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 26, 2010, 10:15:04 PM
Nice, I may have to check this out.

Watching the Cardinal post game show and the "entire city is concerned" that the Cardinals are scoring too many of their runs by homeruns.

Still struggling with that concept. :-\

Ha, they said that a lot around here about the Phillies on 08, yea, it really hurt them.  ::)

Wow, Holladay is human after all, was a little off tonight, too many pitches over the plate, gave up 5 runs, his first loss of the year.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 27, 2010, 05:05:04 AM
I didn't think Halliday would go 35-0 this season.    I bet Steve Carleton's mark is safe too.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 27, 2010, 09:18:07 AM
So just to recap, pitching & defense is Boston's strength?

How are Beckett, Lackey, and Lester doing so far?  :o yikes.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2010, 10:22:01 AM
I didn't think Halliday would go 35-0 this season.    I bet Steve Carleton's mark is safe too.

Yea, I think he'll win between 20 and 25 games, 27 or more is unlikely.  Seems like the word it out to swing at his first pitch.  I'm sure he will make an adjustment for that.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 28, 2010, 07:33:50 AM

Get well, Mr. Baseball!

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/92205884.html

So just to recap, pitching & defense is Boston's strength?

I know we're only an 1/8 into the season, but have fun chasing/overcoming the Rays/Bombers this season.  :P

Zambrano to the 'pen, and Howard signing a 125 million dollar extension over 5 years? *facepalm*

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 28, 2010, 07:47:56 AM
I got a kick out of the close up of the guy cheering while wearing a Boston Dirt Dogs shirt after the HR that Escobar hit on Monday against Pittsburgh. (I think it was only on the MLB Network look-in since I didn't see it on the highlight clips on MLB.com)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on April 28, 2010, 09:43:57 AM
Best Bob Uecker (sp) line:

from Futurama: "And I've seen Mr Belvedere naked"

He Rocked that line out of the park!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 28, 2010, 08:14:50 PM
There is always tomorrow.   :P

Chris Tillman threw a no hitter for the AAA O's. Missed a perfect game by 1 walk.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 28, 2010, 08:21:24 PM

Tillman's gonna be a monster if he can command his control.

Trevor Hoffman w/ his 5th blown save already?!! My god, I know he's not throwing his change-up, and when he attempts the pitch, he can't locate it. It's sad to witness a monster decline in a future HOF'er. It's ugly here, and the bandwagon for a front office change is gaining speed, fast. At this present moment, we've 30 million sitting in the bullpen right now! Geez.....

:D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 28, 2010, 08:25:19 PM

 At this present moment, we've 30 million sitting in the bullpen right now! Geez.....


Carlos Zambrano can relate!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on April 28, 2010, 08:47:02 PM

The Cubs tossing Zambrano in the pen was bonkers. Sure, he's been erratic this season, but his previous seven seasons speaks larger volumes. I still cannot wrap my mind around that rash move. The guy is a horse, and his slider is still as filthy as ever...as I can attest in The Show '10!  :P

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 29, 2010, 11:06:01 PM
What a fucking baby!

Chris Perez thinks Kendrick's walkoff bunt was a 'stupid play' (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Chris-Perez-thinks-Kendrick-s-walkoff-bunt-was-a?urn=mlb,237650)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on April 30, 2010, 05:08:28 AM
I thought it was a brilliant play. The idea is to win the game after all. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on April 30, 2010, 05:58:11 AM
I thought it was a brilliant play. The idea is to win the game after all. 

That could be the dumbest thing I have ever heard a baseball player utter.   
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 02, 2010, 02:27:20 PM
So the Orioles have how many wins now? 7?

And how many of them were against the Red Sox? 4???

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 02, 2010, 02:35:49 PM
So the Orioles have how many wins now? 7?

And how many of them were against the Red Sox? 4???



Things are "interesting" in the AL East to say the least.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MontyServo on May 02, 2010, 04:43:32 PM
So the Orioles have how many wins now? 7?

And how many of them were against the Red Sox? 4???



Things are "interesting" in the AL East to say the least.

2-0 in the month of May! Which is tops in the AL East!  :P
Nice to finally string together a few wins.  I'm so glad April is over.   ;D

Our next 7 will be tough ones though (3 @ Yankees and 4 @ Twins).

Hopefully we can squeak a few wins out of those seven games and keep this train a rollin'!   :highfive:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 02, 2010, 08:15:01 PM
Wow, 2 outs, bases loaded, the old pitcher Moyer at the plate and Santana can't get the ball over the plate?  Then the floodgates break wide open, gotta love it.....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 04, 2010, 05:42:29 AM
This could be the most awesome thing ever to happen at a baseball game.    Phillies-Cards, important early game and idiot frat boy jumps out of the stands onto the field.   Gee, what could POSSIBLY happen?

I wonder if he was screaming "Don't Taze Me Bro?"

(http://pslowner.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/philliestaser625may4/856631954_sCTnG-O.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on May 04, 2010, 06:15:20 AM
Wow, 2 outs, bases loaded, the old pitcher Moyer at the plate and Santana can't get the ball over the plate?  Then the floodgates break wide open, gotta love it.....

I listened to that game at work on Sunday night, and that was some meltdown by Johan.

Did anyone catch this gem from the weekend, and furthermore, have you seen anyone do this before? This is mind-blowingly bad on Byrnes' behalf...

http://www.youtube.com/v/iFlA5Pi8iEI&hl=en_US&fs=1

...and if that couldn't have gotten anymore surreal, the HP-Umpire called it a ball segueing into Ron Washington's ejection. Just unreal, and Byrnes was released yesterday.  :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 04, 2010, 10:06:39 AM
Wow, 2 outs, bases loaded, the old pitcher Moyer at the plate and Santana can't get the ball over the plate?  Then the floodgates break wide open, gotta love it.....

I listened to that game at work on Sunday night, and that was some meltdown by Johan.

Did anyone catch this gem from the weekend, and furthermore, have you seen anyone do this before? This is mind-blowingly bad on Byrnes' behalf...

http://www.youtube.com/v/iFlA5Pi8iEI&hl=en_US&fs=1

...and if that couldn't have gotten anymore surreal, the HP-Umpire called it a ball segueing into Ron Washington's ejection. Just unreal, and Byrnes was released yesterday.  :D

Normally a suicide squeeze blown that bad ends in a run down, the dropped ball made that one interesting.

Last nights Phillies game was bizarre, that interference call was bad (if anything Pujols ran into Blanton trying to catch the bad throw), not sure about the call at 3rd, and when a kid runs onto the field a cop doesn't feel like running after him so just pulls out his taser.   
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Tripe on May 04, 2010, 05:26:01 PM
RIP Ernie (http://www.freep.com/article/20100504/SPORTS02/100504087/1321/Ernie-Harwell-dies)  :(

Quote
Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92.

He died in his apartment at Fox Run Village, a retirement center in Novi, with Lulu, his wife of 68 years, at his side. His death came eight months to the day after he revealed to his fans, in an interview with the Free Press, that he had a cancerous tumor in the area of his bile duct and that in late July he had been given only a few months to live.
“I’m ready to face what comes,” he said at the time. “Whether it’s a long time or a short time is all right with me because it’s up to my Lord and savior.”
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 04, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
RIP Ernie (http://www.freep.com/article/20100504/SPORTS02/100504087/1321/Ernie-Harwell-dies)  :(

Quote
Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92.

He died in his apartment at Fox Run Village, a retirement center in Novi, with Lulu, his wife of 68 years, at his side. His death came eight months to the day after he revealed to his fans, in an interview with the Free Press, that he had a cancerous tumor in the area of his bile duct and that in late July he had been given only a few months to live.
“I’m ready to face what comes,” he said at the time. “Whether it’s a long time or a short time is all right with me because it’s up to my Lord and savior.”

Ernie, Jack Buck, Harry Carey, Harry Kallas....... the old timers are slowly passing away.   Look out Vin Scully
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 04, 2010, 07:44:03 PM
RIP Ernie (http://www.freep.com/article/20100504/SPORTS02/100504087/1321/Ernie-Harwell-dies)  :(

Quote
Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92.

He died in his apartment at Fox Run Village, a retirement center in Novi, with Lulu, his wife of 68 years, at his side. His death came eight months to the day after he revealed to his fans, in an interview with the Free Press, that he had a cancerous tumor in the area of his bile duct and that in late July he had been given only a few months to live.
“I’m ready to face what comes,” he said at the time. “Whether it’s a long time or a short time is all right with me because it’s up to my Lord and savior.”

Ernie, Jack Buck, Harry Carey, Harry Kallas....... the old timers are slowly passing away.   Look out Vin Scully

Almost every game I still miss Harry Kallas, with all these guys gone there's no one still around that comes even close, even with the 30 second radio delay I still listen to the radio while the game is on the TV, you get used to watching the play and then hearing it later....  Can't stand the TV guys, the radio guys are OK, Larry Anderson is pretty fun to listen to (especially when the umps are blowing calls).

Hell of a game tonight, Cole pitching more like the Cole of '08, great time for Chuch to get his first home run of the year, they got him with the shaving cream twice during the TV interview after the game...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 06, 2010, 03:47:41 PM
Eric Byrnes is now playing beer league softball & loving it.  (He's still getting paid 11 million by the D-backs.)

That's kind of awesome.  Sure it's not the MLB, but you gotta love playing beer league ball for 11 million bucks!

Rod Beck (and his trailer he kept parked outside the Iowa Cubs stadium) would be proud.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on May 06, 2010, 04:30:17 PM
I'm an A's fan and Eric Byrnes was my favorite player when he first came up.  Some of those plays he made were some of the most awesome looking plays ever.  One against the Giants one year he dove backwards diagonally fully stretched out to grab the ball out of the air.  There was another one with Zito pitching where he dove behind 3rd base in foul territory and I swear slid about 15 ft to make the catch.  Still two of the most impressive looking plays I've ever seen in baseball.

Too bad he has to be such an annoying douche outside of baseball.  I hope he doesn't become a regular analyst with somebody.  I guess anybody is better than Joe Morgan though.


Oh and PS: THE A'S ARE IN FIRST!!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 06, 2010, 05:38:49 PM
Moleman, your refrain of "Oh and PS: THE A'S ARE IN FIRST!!!!!!" looks PERFECT with your new Avatar.... well, Avatar.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on May 09, 2010, 09:30:53 AM
RIP Ernie (http://www.freep.com/article/20100504/SPORTS02/100504087/1321/Ernie-Harwell-dies)  :(

Quote
Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92.

He died in his apartment at Fox Run Village, a retirement center in Novi, with Lulu, his wife of 68 years, at his side. His death came eight months to the day after he revealed to his fans, in an interview with the Free Press, that he had a cancerous tumor in the area of his bile duct and that in late July he had been given only a few months to live.
“I’m ready to face what comes,” he said at the time. “Whether it’s a long time or a short time is all right with me because it’s up to my Lord and savior.”

I'm unsure if anyone in this thread has seen this yet, but it's such a wonderful montage pieced together by MLB. Vin Scully's story at the end is just too cool...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7839517

Ernie was such an amazing person.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on May 09, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
Just got back from Target Field, Twins beat down the O's rather easily in another well pitched game by Blackburn. Good times.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 09, 2010, 03:24:34 PM
The A's Dallas Bradon just threw baseball's 19th perfect game....... and I got to see the last two innings thanks to the MLB channel.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on May 09, 2010, 04:35:45 PM
Needless to say, I am motherf+ing ecstatic right now.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on May 09, 2010, 05:26:53 PM
I hope a Ray stepped on his precious mound.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 09, 2010, 06:53:54 PM
"It wasn't that perfect of a game." - fake A-Rod quote as he steps on his mound.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on May 09, 2010, 07:51:38 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on May 09, 2010, 08:05:21 PM
and I got to see the last two innings thanks to the MLB channel.

That was cool. The Crew/Dback game was in the 8th; I was curious if the MLB Channel were airing the coverage of the perfect game, and I'd be damned! How awesome, indeed, and in consecutive years the Rays have been the on the wrong end of a perfect game. What are the odds of that???

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 10, 2010, 05:04:01 AM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Moleman, A-Roid is not pleased, neither with this nor your new Avatar.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 10, 2010, 05:49:11 AM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Thats great!

Here's the head of security of Bradenia.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on May 10, 2010, 08:00:22 AM
Wiat, i Thought A-Rod was the guy that boned Madonna. Wouldn't that drain him of any talent he possibly has?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 11, 2010, 11:23:48 AM
Mayor "Mumbles" Menino is at it again...

Who could forget these classic Boston sports memories?

http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/Oh9kf-aW0z&pid=BybMRD9sv6w48OVmSTN5hepZpQBR7eC2

*facepalm*
Let's get some replays up on the Jumbletrom!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Nunyerbiz on May 11, 2010, 11:37:56 AM
Wiat, i Thought A-Rod was the guy that boned Madonna. Wouldn't that drain him of any talent he possibly has?

Madonna draining A-Rod... thanks for the visual.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 11, 2010, 01:34:05 PM
Mayor "Mumbles" Menino is at it again...

Who could forget these classic Boston sports memories?

http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/Oh9kf-aW0z&pid=BybMRD9sv6w48OVmSTN5hepZpQBR7eC2

*facepalm*
Let's get some replays up on the Jumbletrom!

Man, I will NEVER forget where I was when Varietek split the uprights! 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 11, 2010, 03:00:21 PM
And now I've got a new team name & slogan!

Tek's Split Uprights: Never Forget Where You Were When Tek Split The Uprights.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 11, 2010, 03:42:49 PM
I said classic moments, but rewatching Mumbles I need to correct myself and say they were "ionic moments".   :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 11, 2010, 04:20:31 PM
I said classic moments, but rewatching Mumbles I need to correct myself and say they were "ionic moments".   :D



So I guess these moments were like an ionic air purifier ?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 14, 2010, 10:15:31 AM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/mariners_bobble2.jpg?w=500&h=300)
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/special_group.jsp?group=cheezburger

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 14, 2010, 10:22:11 AM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/mariners_bobble2.jpg?w=500&h=300)
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/special_group.jsp?group=cheezburger



Wow, that is a LAME promotional night.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 14, 2010, 10:34:08 AM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/mariners_bobble2.jpg?w=500&h=300)
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/special_group.jsp?group=cheezburger



Wow, that is a LAME promotional night.

At least the Brockton Rox (the team that plays practically in my back yard) have things like Curt Schilling "Bobble Ankle", El Guapo "Bobble Belly", and Grady Little "Bobble Arm" nights.  (Bill Murray is part owner of the team.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 15, 2010, 07:36:58 AM
So headline on USA Today: A-Rod hits Historic Grand Slam

What was so historic about it?  ???

It's his 19th grand slam, and he's only in 7th place on the HR list.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 15, 2010, 08:28:37 AM
So headline on USA Today: A-Rod hits Historic Grand Slam

What was so historic about it?  ???

It's his 19th grand slam, and he's only in 7th place on the HR list.

Because he is A-Roid.   

DUH!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 15, 2010, 08:46:15 AM
So headline on USA Today: A-Rod hits Historic Grand Slam

What was so historic about it?  ???

It's his 19th grand slam, and he's only in 7th place on the HR list.

Because he is A-Roid.   

DUH!

I was unaware that USA Today was on the list of "people with perpetual boners for Yankees" with ESPN.  Guess I learned something today!  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on May 15, 2010, 10:33:09 AM
Well despite losing 4-0 to the Angels Braden pitched another complete game and tied the Oakland record for consecutive batters retired at 29.  This was only his second career complete game.

They A's have lost 3 in a row and 4 out of their last 5 but they are still at .500 and have Crisp, Suzuki and Duchscherer all coming off the DL this week and I heard from a guy who knew a guy that they're finally going to call up Jack Cust so we can finally get some power going,  Anderson, Devine, Buck, and Ellis, also on the DL, are probably coming back the following week.  That accounts for everybody but Josh Outman who probably won't be back til the end of the year.  (Yes the A's have already had that many players on the DL this year)

So all this combined with the fact that every single year the A's are a second half time, I'd say now's the time to be an A's fan.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on May 16, 2010, 12:53:45 AM
Gardenhire said (with a smirk) that 'tonights loss wasnt the end of the world... thats what would happen if we lose tommorow'. Thought it was pretty funny considering how much the local sports radio has been hyping this series as 'must win!'... at the end of the day its not as important as everyone is making it out to be. The Twins are bound to beat the Yankees eventually, and if its them vs us in the playoffs I think we'll be due for little bit of revenge on the Brox roiders.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 16, 2010, 05:37:01 AM
"Pitching & Defense... They said our strength was Pitching & Defense..."
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/resources/2007/10/straightjacket2.jpg)


Gotta love losing on a walk off walk in extra innings.   :gouge:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on May 16, 2010, 07:16:48 AM
Gardenhire said (with a smirk) that 'tonights loss wasnt the end of the world... thats what would happen if we lose tommorow'. Thought it was pretty funny considering how much the local sports radio has been hyping this series as 'must win!'... at the end of the day its not as important as everyone is making it out to be. The Twins are bound to beat the Yankees eventually, and if its them vs us in the playoffs I think we'll be due for little bit of revenge on the Brox roiders.

They have serious problem playing against the Yankees - and they didn't just lose the last two games they got destroyed.  What has it been now 11 - 12 straight loses in New York - it's like their afraid of them and they'll never win more than division titles if their scared of other teams.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on May 16, 2010, 03:51:38 PM
Woohoo! Rockies first 3 win streak of the season! Keep it up boys!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on May 16, 2010, 03:56:06 PM
So all this combined with the fact that every single year the A's are a second half time, I'd say now's the time to be an A's fan.

And then the A's get swept and Duchscherer goes back on the DL without throwing a single pitch...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on May 16, 2010, 06:09:53 PM
The Twins finally get past the Yankees and it couldn't have happened it better way.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: SJP on May 16, 2010, 06:26:03 PM
I was unaware that USA Today was on the list of "people with perpetual boners for Yankees" with ESPN.  Guess I learned something today!  :D

I was unaware that there was anyone in television or print that DIDN'T have a boner for the Yankees.  Whenever somebody goes, "Oh, no!  The Yankees lost!" I just sort of go, "So?  Ever hear of Kansas City?  Or the Cubs?  Hang out with them for a little while and you might see baseball a little differently.  Or be in Lions country during the winter."

But the Tigers did get 2 over Boston.  At the game today, beautiful weather, beautiful win.  And trust me, we'll take a bases-full walk to win a game 2 any day.   ;D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 23, 2010, 09:35:18 AM
Anyone else see Nyjer Morgan's meltdown in the outfield?   :D  That's some Hanley Ramirez style baseball!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 27, 2010, 05:19:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/4HwhcP1Yrdo&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 27, 2010, 05:31:08 PM
Anyone see the bomb Beltre hit from on one knee last night?  :o
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on May 27, 2010, 05:44:37 PM
no, link?



Rockies win 5 in a row! Woot Woot
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 27, 2010, 05:47:26 PM
no, link?


Not the best video, but here you go.
http://www.youtube.com/v/_4AaAqxDyY4&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 28, 2010, 07:13:21 PM
Only pitcher to throw a 1 2 3 inning for the Sox tonight?


The Super Sub Bill Hall.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 29, 2010, 03:45:21 AM
Only pitcher to throw a 1 2 3 inning for the Sox tonight?


The Super Sub Bill Hall.

Yeah, but can pitch on back to back days?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 29, 2010, 04:31:21 AM
Only pitcher to throw a 1 2 3 inning for the Sox tonight?


The Super Sub Bill Hall.

Yeah, but can pitch on back to back days?

Here's hoping we don't have to find out!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 29, 2010, 08:17:36 PM
Halladay pitches a perfect game with the slumping Phillies only geting him one run on an error to support him, Flyers score 5 and still lose, crazy night for fans around here....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on May 29, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
Twins finally showing some signs of power again after struggling the last few weeks, hopefully they can sweep up the Rangers tomorrow night and maybe get a real winning streak going here to put the Tigers in the rear-view for good.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 29, 2010, 10:49:58 PM
Apparently, there have been around 194,000 games played since 1880. So statistically, a perfect game every 9,700 games? And there have been two in the space of about three weeks?!? Un-freakin' believable!

Oh, and Morales busts his ankle in a walk-off grand-slam celebration??? I was watching it live and that was one of the most awkward, emotion-reversing moments I've seen. Seems like it's just not in the cards for the Angels this year.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 30, 2010, 04:15:30 AM
Apparently, there have been around 194,000 games played since 1880. So statistically, a perfect game every 9,700 games? And there have been two in the space of about three weeks?!? Un-freakin' believable!

Oh, and Morales busts his ankle in a walk-off grand-slam celebration??? I was watching it live and that was one of the most awkward, emotion-reversing moments I've seen. Seems like it's just not in the cards for the Angels this year.



Yeah, to break your leg after a game winning grand slam.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCMSMs3ANIM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCMSMs3ANIM)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Scrivener on May 30, 2010, 04:57:59 AM
Thanks to MLB Network's live look-in policy, I got to see the last three innings of Halladay's perfect game as it unfolded.  I have never had that privilege before, and it really was something.  Halladay's control wasn't perfect -- he was throwing fewer strikes than you'd expect, and ran up more than one three-ball count while I was watching -- but when he absolutely needed to locate a pitch, he did. (The extended close-up of Hanley Ramirez standing at home after a called strike three to end the seventh, not believing what had just been done to him, was a great touch.)  Kudos to MLB Network.

That said, D.B. has a good point.  Perfect games are supposed to be vanishingly rare, something like once every decade.  We have now had three in the space of a single calendar year.  There are more teams playing more games, granted, but still, something has gone out of balance somewhere.  Baseball will have lost part of its character if the perfect game becomes anything resembling ordinary.

And poor, poor Kendry Morales.  That was the most bizarre and humiliating sports injury since place-kicker Bill Grammatica blew out his ACL while jumping up and down to celebrate a field goal he kicked against the Giants.  In the second quarter.  At least Kendry had the dignity of winning the game for his team before breaking his leg (or ankle:  I heard the former).  Speedy recovery to him.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 30, 2010, 06:39:50 AM
Gabe Kapler blowing out his Achilles rounding second on a HR hit by Graffanino was a pretty scary to watch as well.   :speechless:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on May 30, 2010, 08:47:35 AM
I was at Coors field for the ROckies game last night and they made the annoucement about the perfect game, apparanlty that pitcher is from Colorado. It was cool because the announcement was more for fans of baseball in general (like moi) than people who care only about the home team.


That said, ROCKIES WON 11-3! WOOT  8)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 30, 2010, 09:39:15 AM
That said, D.B. has a good point.  Perfect games are supposed to be vanishingly rare, something like once every decade.  We have now had three in the space of a single calendar year.  There are more teams playing more games, granted, but still, something has gone out of balance somewhere.  Baseball will have lost part of its character if the perfect game becomes anything resembling ordinary.

I think (hope) it's just a fluke, lots of teams in hitting slumps recently.

Actually there have only been 2 perfect games this year, 3 no hitters.  There are usually a few no hit games a year, but a perfect game is much harder.  If you look at the list of perfect games most are in May and June, only a few in April and July, none in August, and a few at the end of the season, that tells you it has to be a perfect combination of hot pitcher and cold batters.

  I was predicting Halliday would pitch a no hitter this year, but not a perfect one.  Halliday was close to walking a few last night, one guy swung at ball 4, another was called a strike that was real close to ball 4.  I was listening live on the radio as I do for most games since Harry  Kalas died, then had to watch the replay on comcast overnight.  As usual the radio guys had the best call of the game.

Oh, also need to think about where the game was played, several of those fly balls were caught on the warning track, would have been hits or home runs in a smaller park.  I don't think it would have been a perfect game if they were playing at home, maybe still a no hitter.  Also without that error it would have been a scoreless game in the 9th, an extra inning perfect game is extremely rare.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Scrivener on May 30, 2010, 04:14:17 PM
Actually there have only been 2 perfect games this year, 3 no hitters. 

Hm, I think I mis-spoke myself, or at least was unclear.  When I said "in the space of a single calendar year", I meant a span of the previous twelve months, rather than the calendar year 2010.  Mark Buehrle's perfect game was less than a year ago:  that's what I was trying to incorporate into my comment.

And to round out the topic:  historically, a team that wins a perfect game more often than not goes on to lose its next game.  I only saw one score for the Phillies and Marlins today, Florida leading 1-0 somewhere in the middle of the game.  I'll be interested to learn whether the Phillies added to the next-day futility of perfect-game winners today.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 30, 2010, 04:48:31 PM
Actually there have only been 2 perfect games this year, 3 no hitters. 

Hm, I think I mis-spoke myself, or at least was unclear.  When I said "in the space of a single calendar year", I meant a span of the previous twelve months, rather than the calendar year 2010.  Mark Buehrle's perfect game was less than a year ago:  that's what I was trying to incorporate into my comment.

And to round out the topic:  historically, a team that wins a perfect game more often than not goes on to lose its next game.  I only saw one score for the Phillies and Marlins today, Florida leading 1-0 somewhere in the middle of the game.  I'll be interested to learn whether the Phillies added to the next-day futility of perfect-game winners today.

OK, yea, looking at the list of perfect games the last three have been in just under 12 months.  But also looking at the list they do seem to come in groups, none for many years and then one a year for a few years.  This is the closest grouping of 3 (one this season would have been more normal).  One out of ordinary in a pattern isn't a trend, we'll have to wait to see when the next one or 2 happen.  I'd say the previous one by Braden is the odd one, no one expected him to do that, most people figured Roy was capable of doing it at some point in his career.

And yes the Phillies couldn't score a run again today, been getting shut out a lot the last 2 weeks, so they added to the "loss after perfect game" list.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on May 31, 2010, 11:26:55 AM
Only pitcher to throw a 1 2 3 inning for the Sox tonight?


The Super Sub Bill Hall.

That ruled SO much...from a few years ago when Billy Hall couldn't do anything wrong prompted this over at my Brewer-fandom home:

http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topic/6633?page=1

...for which segued into unadulterated glee:

http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topic/22404/t/Can-Bill-Hall-pitch-YES.html

:D :D :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on May 31, 2010, 11:31:27 AM
I'm at McCoy stadium watching the Paw Sox play today with my parents, the wife, and both kids.  Megan seems happy to play in her seat, meanwhile I've been chasing Reese back and forth all over the stadium pretty much since we got here.  He got a game ball that a player warming up missed and nearly beaned us as we were running by the right field wall.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on May 31, 2010, 04:16:19 PM
I'm at McCoy stadium watching the Paw Sox play today with my parents, the wife, and both kids.  Megan seems happy to play in her seat, meanwhile I've been chasing Reese back and forth all over the stadium pretty much since we got here.  He got a game ball that a player warming up missed and nearly beaned us as we were running by the right field wall.

Nice..... and you dont have watch JD Drew play..... double bonus.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 01, 2010, 05:32:03 PM
Only pitcher to throw a 1 2 3 inning for the Sox tonight?


The Super Sub Bill Hall.

That ruled SO much...from a few years ago when Billy Hall couldn't do anything wrong prompted this over at my Brewer-fandom home:

http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topic/6633?page=1

...for which segued into unadulterated glee:

http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topic/22404/t/Can-Bill-Hall-pitch-YES.html

:D :D :D

I just read all 7 pages of the Can Bill Hall Pitch? thread.  That was... AWESOME.    :D :D :D

And in response to the final comment on the "Yes he can" thread, no we don't want to swap Suppan for Hall.  We've had Suppan twice already.  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 01, 2010, 06:40:44 PM

Just remember, Billy Hall's moonshots make Newton's followers rethink gravity!

Oh, the fun that was 2006!!  :D



Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 01, 2010, 11:23:54 PM
What better way to follow a walk-off balk than a walk-off bomb by Kemp?!? Ethier's back, Ely looks like the real deal, and things are pretty good in Dodger Town.

BTW, I feel kinda bad for the D-Backs. If there's a way to lose, they will find it. That bullpen is a fucking tire fire.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 02, 2010, 05:28:28 AM
BTW, I feel kinda bad for the D-Backs. If there's a way to lose, they will find it. That bullpen is a fucking tire fire.

Tell me about it, Barnes...

The D-Backs' staff: 536 H, 369 K, 177 BB, 1.53 WHIP, & 5.79 ERA
The Brewers' staff: 536 H, 399 K, 222 BB, 1.64 WHIP, & 5.38 ERA

...and this is the 2010 definition of "Trevor Time":

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/TrevorTime.png)

This season has been a nightmare, and for the fans that want a front office change, our owner addressed us during the Twins' series that we've to deal w/ it. Melvin's here for the long-haul. It's becoming pretty toxic here, and baseball is far from fun right now.

 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 02, 2010, 05:33:21 AM
Yikes, if your aged closer has an ERA over 11, might be time to bring up the closer from AA or AAA and give them the job.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Scorpy on June 02, 2010, 12:46:29 PM
Aren't they keeping him around so that he can (someday) reach 600 saves?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 02, 2010, 05:40:44 PM
Can someone explain to me how a guy (Justin Morneau) can hit .400 for a month, be leading the AL in batting (among other categories) and not be AL player of the month?

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on June 02, 2010, 08:34:49 PM

BTW, I feel kinda bad for the D-Backs. If there's a way to lose, they will find it. That bullpen is a fucking tire fire.

Um, why? (Rockies fans no likey the D-backs...or D-bags as we tend to call them  ;D)

Can someone explain to me how a guy (Justin Morneau) can hit .400 for a month, be leading the AL in batting (among other categories) and not be AL player of the month?



I don't know but, this guy
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/anaisjude/ubaldo_jimenez.jpg)
is the NL player of the month (second month in a row  8))



In other news, so an umpire's call cost the third perfect game of the season. I smell conspiracy!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 02, 2010, 08:52:20 PM
In other news, so an umpire's call cost the third perfect game of the season. I smell conspiracy!

I was just reading about it, how crazy is that?  Both the bad call and there being 3 perfect games in a month.....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 02, 2010, 09:06:15 PM
In other news, so an umpire's call cost the third perfect game of the season. I smell conspiracy!

I was just reading about it, how crazy is that?  Both the bad call and there being 3 perfect games in a month.....

Can't feel sorry for the competition - they still won, stop whining.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on June 02, 2010, 10:10:23 PM
How much you want to bet ESPN is going to make an issue because the pitcher was Hispanic and the umpire white?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Steve-O on June 02, 2010, 11:18:44 PM
Weird to hear that Griffey's checking out.  Seems like yesterday I was watching him play A ball in San Berdoo.  (He said, leaning on his walker and intermittently spitting tobacco juice into an old preserves jar.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 03, 2010, 03:38:45 AM
As soon as I saw the play, it immediatly thought "Don Demnkinger" who cost the Cardinals the 1985 WS with the EXACT same blown play in the 9th inning.   

Umpires are human and make mistakes.   I am not sure putting in expanded instant replay would really fix anything as they are so many bang bang plays, you could make the games go on forever.   Even given the manager two challenges may not have worked in this situation as what if the Tigers manager had already used them?   

Yeah, it is a bad thing, but baseball has been around for over 120 years now and the game has not exploded without replay.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 03, 2010, 04:50:50 AM
Twins lost their game last night because of a blown call  - why isn't that on the front page of ESPN?   Shouldn't a call that affects the final outcome of a game be more important?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 03, 2010, 05:06:55 AM
Twins lost their game last night because of a blown call  - why isn't that on the front page of ESPN?   Shouldn't a call that affects the final outcome of a game be more important?

Because ESPN can only focus their awesome powers on one thing at a time............. it may take away from their Yankee/Red Sox fixation.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 03, 2010, 05:34:37 AM
Can someone explain to me how a guy (Justin Morneau) can hit .400 for a month, be leading the AL in batting (among other categories) and not be AL player of the month?

Because Ortiz went from hitting like Michael Jordan, to hitting almost .400 with 10 HR's or something like that?  (I'm a Sox fan and even I am a little suspicious... again.  I think Ortiz has been hitting the "Supplement Shakes".)


And that call last night to blow the perfect game really bums me out as a baseball fan.  At least the ump was man enough to admit he blew the call & apologize.  And he seems like he's really beating himself up over it.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Scrivener on June 03, 2010, 05:36:56 AM
Once again, thanks to MLB Network, I got to see the last third of Galarraga's perfect-game bid.  You would not have believed the sound that came out of me when Jim Joyce made that call.  I was rather shocked myself.

The problem is, I can see how Joyce missed the call.  On a play at first, an umpire is watching the base to see when it's touched, and listening for the sound of the ball striking the glove.  Galarraga snow-coned the ball in the top of the pocket, which minimizes the sound of impact.  Joyce simply may not have heard the ball hit the glove, and assumed it arrived late. (At full speed, it's not that obvious a call:  half a step.)

And the worst of it is, he knows he blew it.  To quote him after the game:  "I don't know what to do.  I cost that kid a perfect game. ... Biggest call of my career, and I kicked the **** out of it."  I hated Jim Joyce and sympathized with him and pitied him in the space of about an hour.  At least he got out of the ballpark all right.

(Okay, looking at online coverage, I now learn Joyce did not get wrong what I thought he got wrong.  "I thought he (the Indians batter) beat the play," says Joyce.  All right, a little less sympathy, then.)

Later that night, I came up with a way to give Galarraga some restitution:  the official scorer could change the hit to an error, giving Galarraga a consolation no-hitter.  I see someone has already raised that with the Tigers' official scorer Chuck Klonke, who has reviewed the video, and says he cannot warrant changing the call, as he believes Galarraga had control of the ball.  Well, since the call wasn't blown on possession of the ball, I guess that makes sense.

As for calls for Bud Selig to reverse the call:  hey, I hate Selig as much as the next guy, but I'll have to back him if he does nothing.  That kind of post-facto interference would set a dreadful precedent, effectively making the Commissioner a delayed-action replay umpire.  That way lies madness.  Lay off the pitch, Bud.

And poor Ken Griffey Junior.  His retirement story got utterly stepped on.  Reminiscent of Rickey Henderson breaking the career steals record hours before Nolan Ryan threw his seventh no-hitter.  Well, so long, Junior.  See you in Cooperstown in 2016.

(Oh, and one more comment on Jim Joyce.  Think about the kind of guts it takes to deny a pitcher a perfect game on his home field, on a bang-bang play on what would be the very last out.  Credit the man with the courage of his convictions, if nothing else.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 03, 2010, 09:01:29 AM
(At full speed, it's not that obvious a call:  half a step.)

Looking from the side at full speed you could just barely tell the runner was a half step behind the pitcher, the ump is seeing them running almost straight at him and that's a harder call.

The only way more replay could work would be to have an extra umpire in a booth at each park watching the video feeds, if he sees a blown call he can signal the field and bring in the ump that made the call to ask him to reverse it.  No requests for review, even from the umps on the field, the guy in the booth would be the only one with the power to call a time out to review a call.  Also would have to consider you can't reverse a call if there are plays made after it.  Figure that way it wouldn't happen very often.  With all the cameras from every angle now they should to do something because the missed calls are pissing people off.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 03, 2010, 12:23:17 PM

BTW, I feel kinda bad for the D-Backs. If there's a way to lose, they will find it. That bullpen is a fucking tire fire.

Um, why? (Rockies fans no likey the D-backs...or D-bags as we tend to call them  ;D)

Well, neither do Dodger fans but having just watched them get swept by those Dodgers in such disheartening fashion, I kinda pity them in a way. I mean, they've lost 10 in-a-row. They haven't scored a run in 31 innings. That's just wrong.

That shit that went down in Detroit is also just wrong. The strange thing is, calls do sometimes get changed on the field. Everyone in the stadium knew he was out, including the runner. Did the umps even huddle up and say: "Hey, this is kind of important. Let's make sure we get this right. Did everyone see the same thing?"
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 03, 2010, 04:22:00 PM
Can someone explain to me how a guy (Justin Morneau) can hit .400 for a month, be leading the AL in batting (among other categories) and not be AL player of the month?

Because Ortiz went from hitting like Michael Jordan, to hitting almost .400 with 10 HR's or something like that?  (I'm a Sox fan and even I am a little suspicious... again.  I think Ortiz has been hitting the "Supplement Shakes".)


And that call last night to blow the perfect game really bums me out as a baseball fan.  At least the ump was man enough to admit he blew the call & apologize.  And he seems like he's really beating himself up over it.

Morneau had a better month than Ortiz - plain and simple.

This whole blown call thing is huge non-story - it didn't effect the outcome of the game. 

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 03, 2010, 05:10:25 PM
Can someone explain to me how a guy (Justin Morneau) can hit .400 for a month, be leading the AL in batting (among other categories) and not be AL player of the month?

Because Ortiz went from hitting like Michael Jordan, to hitting almost .400 with 10 HR's or something like that?  (I'm a Sox fan and even I am a little suspicious... again.  I think Ortiz has been hitting the "Supplement Shakes".)


And that call last night to blow the perfect game really bums me out as a baseball fan.  At least the ump was man enough to admit he blew the call & apologize.  And he seems like he's really beating himself up over it.

Morneau had a better month than Ortiz - plain and simple.

This whole blown call thing is huge non-story - it didn't effect the outcome of the game. 



I think it's probably because he SUCKED BALLS the month before? (Still think he's possibly on some sort of PED.)

But looking at the stats (using "Last Month" on my Fantasy Baseball squad since I have both players) it looks like this:

Morneau - 36/93 16R 6HR 19RBI .387 1.197OPS
Ortiz         - 27/79 16R 9HR 27RBI .367 1.213OPS

Both had monster months.

I think if it wasn't that the blown call cost him a perfect game it wouldn't have even made the news.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on June 03, 2010, 07:00:16 PM

BTW, I feel kinda bad for the D-Backs. If there's a way to lose, they will find it. That bullpen is a fucking tire fire.

Um, why? (Rockies fans no likey the D-backs...or D-bags as we tend to call them  ;D)

Well, neither do Dodger fans but having just watched them get swept by those Dodgers in such disheartening fashion, I kinda pity them in a way. I mean, they've lost 10 in-a-row. They haven't scored a run in 31 innings. That's just wrong.


After thinking about it I did feel bad, but the Rockies did sweep them too, so....

And it would be great if the D-backs started winning games again....starting Monday (after they play the Rocks again  ;D)

Wow, I have become one of those fans
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 04, 2010, 05:30:10 AM
Yikes, if your aged closer has an ERA over 11, might be time to bring up the closer from AA or AAA and give them the job.

That WHIP is hideous, and to think he's coming off a .907 last season in association w/ a career 1.058. It's really been something to watch as I've never seen anything like this before. He just cannot locate his pitches any longer for which nullifies his changeup making him completely useless.  No one wants to see a 1st-ballot HOF'er go out like this...

On the bright side for us, Braddock & Axford have been called up, and the latter has become the closer to date w/ great results. Axford also sports the best 'stache in the game presently and in some time...

(http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/axford1.jpg)

But nevertheless, we're 54 games into the season and my bullpen's already gassed.  :P

Aren't they keeping him around so that he can (someday) reach 600 saves?

As of our last homestand, the "Countdown to 600" is still hanging up in left field at Miller Park!

It's stupid.  :P

Weird to hear that Griffey's checking out. 

He's my Willie Mays!   :)

Outside of players from my Crew, he's my all-time favorite player, and was an absolute thrill during his first stint in Seattle...

http://www.youtube.com/v/NrSqgIg8A3c&hl=en_US&fs=1

Thanks for the memories, Ken!!

Ortiz         - 27/79 16R 9HR 27RBI .367 1.213OPS

Holy crap!  :D

I didn't know he sported that OPS for the month...way to motivate him, Tito.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 04, 2010, 05:59:00 AM
Did I just see that Capuano has 19 straight losses? And that hasn't happened since something like 1915?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Steve-O on June 04, 2010, 12:19:33 PM
That WHIP is hideous, and to think he's coming off a .907 last season in association w/ a career 1.058. It's really been something to watch as I've never seen anything like this before. He just cannot locate his pitches any longer for which nullifies his changeup making him completely useless.  No one wants to see a 1st-ballot HOF'er go out like this...

As a long time Pads fan, I love the guy, but we were grumbling that it was time for Trevor to think about packing it in three seasons ago.  Sad that he couldn't just go gently into that good announcing booth.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 05, 2010, 07:07:51 PM
Jamie finally gets his 100th win since turning 40, a complete game, and the Phillies finally score more than the Flyers.  ;D  :highfive:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 05, 2010, 07:46:15 PM
Jamie finally gets his 100th win since turning 40  ;D  :highfive:

That is an awesome stat........
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 08, 2010, 10:43:14 PM
Strasburg's Debut

IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   PC-ST   ERA
7.0   4    2     2     0      14      1     94-65    2.57

Got the win. Got 21 outs, 14 of them via strikeout.

"Of those 94 pitches he threw, he launched 34 of them at 98 miles per hour or faster -- 16 at 98, 16 at 99 and two at 100." -ESPN

Whoa.

EDIT: This is just nasty. Look at the movement! The pitch to Young is just ridiculous.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5266167&categoryid=2378529
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 09, 2010, 06:18:36 AM

Do you know what's ridiculous, Barnes? His curveball has more velocity than 80% of my rotation's fastballs.  :D

That's mind-boggling to think he didn't yield a walk, either. Way to go, Stephen!

Answer me this, MLB...why did you schedule the first round of the draft on a Monday?!! Come on, Bud.   :)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 09, 2010, 06:22:23 AM
Tried watching the baseball draft, but god was it boring.   The NFL has a much better draft experience for the fans.

Good thing Stassburg did not get drafted by the Reds, or Dusty would have let him throw a 140 pitch complete game.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 09, 2010, 06:54:59 AM
Wow. That's some crazy movement on his pitches.  :o
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 09, 2010, 08:58:22 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5266167&categoryid=2378529

This video, in a nutshell, is why I fucking hate what ESPN has become over the last ten years or so... It's a 4+ minute clip and a mere 30 seconds is actual highlights and 3.5 minutes of jibber-jabber with some freakin analyst telling us that 14 strikeouts is like, good and stuff.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 09, 2010, 09:04:20 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5266167&categoryid=2378529

This video, in a nutshell, is why I fucking hate what ESPN has become over the last ten years or so... It's a 4+ minute clip and a mere 30 seconds is actual highlights and 3.5 minutes of jibber-jabber with some freakin analyst telling us that 14 strikeouts is like, good and stuff.

Imagine if Strassberg played for the Red Sox...... Peter Gamons would already have him in the hall of fame.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 09, 2010, 10:20:06 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5266167&categoryid=2378529

This video, in a nutshell, is why I fucking hate what ESPN has become over the last ten years or so... It's a 4+ minute clip and a mere 30 seconds is actual highlights and 3.5 minutes of jibber-jabber with some freakin analyst telling us that 14 strikeouts is like, good and stuff.

Imagine if Strassberg played for the Red Sox...... Peter Gamons would already have him in the hall of fame.

 :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 10, 2010, 01:08:21 PM
The pennant race is over...... the Cardinals just signed Jeff Suppan!

I can only imagine the thoughts that will flow through the Brew fans' heads if Suppan goes back to his Cardinals 2006 form.......
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 10, 2010, 01:25:02 PM
The pennant race is over...... the Cardinals just signed Jeff Suppan!

I can only imagine the thoughts that will flow through the Brew fans' heads if Suppan goes back to his Cardinals 2006 form.......

Or his 2004 World Series Baserunning Form!  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 10, 2010, 03:32:16 PM
The pennant race is over...... the Cardinals just signed Jeff Suppan!

I can only imagine the thoughts that will flow through the Brew fans' heads if Suppan goes back to his Cardinals 2006 form.......

Or his 2004 World Series Baserunning Form!  :D

Which would imply he was pitching well enough for us to get to the WS..... I'll take it.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 11, 2010, 03:45:19 PM
Uh Beltre? Please stop breaking the ribs of your left fielders. 2 is more than enough.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 12, 2010, 01:48:01 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 12, 2010, 02:04:44 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 12, 2010, 02:23:25 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 12, 2010, 02:41:44 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.

Oh to have a chance at that! That would have been freakin' epic!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 12, 2010, 02:49:27 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.


Dear fuking god, Fox has been prattling on about that for 5 innings now, how this is going to go in "baseball lore"..... constant updates, constant interviews with his parents.... give it a fuking break.   I know it happened for a Boston player and Fox loves Red Sox and Yankees, but jeez.....   Every other fuking sentence is about his hit.    Note to Fox, you are NOT the regional Red Sox channel, you are broadcasting to the rest of the US.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 12, 2010, 02:53:42 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.


Dear fuking god, Fox has been prattling on about that for 5 innings now, how this is going to go in "baseball lore"..... constant updates, constant interviews with his parents.... give it a fuking break.   I know it happened for a Boston player and Fox loves Red Sox and Yankees, but jeez.....   Every other fuking sentence is about his hit.    Note to Fox, you are NOT the regional Red Sox channel, you are broadcasting to the rest of the US.

They really should just get it over with and launch ESPN SOX. Oh wait, they already did. It's called ESPN!!!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 12, 2010, 03:01:39 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.


Dear fuking god, Fox has been prattling on about that for 5 innings now, how this is going to go in "baseball lore"..... constant updates, constant interviews with his parents.... give it a fuking break.   I know it happened for a Boston player and Fox loves Red Sox and Yankees, but jeez.....   Every other fuking sentence is about his hit.    Note to Fox, you are NOT the regional Red Sox channel, you are broadcasting to the rest of the US.

They really should just get it over with and launch ESPN SOX. Oh wait, they already did. It's called ESPN!!!

Fox does things like that for all their sports.... they try and make everything a shitty reality show with "human drama" interviews.    Ugh.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 12, 2010, 03:10:09 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.


Dear fuking god, Fox has been prattling on about that for 5 innings now, how this is going to go in "baseball lore"..... constant updates, constant interviews with his parents.... give it a fuking break.   I know it happened for a Boston player and Fox loves Red Sox and Yankees, but jeez.....   Every other fuking sentence is about his hit.    Note to Fox, you are NOT the regional Red Sox channel, you are broadcasting to the rest of the US.

They really should just get it over with and launch ESPN SOX. Oh wait, they already did. It's called ESPN!!!

Fox does things like that for all their sports.... they try and make everything a shitty reality show with "human drama" interviews.    Ugh.

I especially love when they plant stars of their new shows in the crowd. "Oh, look who just happened to show up for a nationally-televised FOX game!"
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 12, 2010, 03:24:45 PM
 :D :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 12, 2010, 10:56:53 PM
Welcome to the majors Daniel Nava!

Grand slam in his first AB!  :o

This has happened four times since 1895. The odds of getting hit by a meteor are probably better than this! Well, maybe not, but still, damn!!!

He came up in his 2nd AB with bases loaded again! (but struck out)  Too bad since nobody has ever done it in their first 2 AB's.

The way the Phillies have been slumping I half expected him to do it twice....  Geez I hope they get back on track soon, even their defence is slumping now, some of that is due to Rollins being out but not all of it.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 15, 2010, 11:23:44 AM
OMG, THIS is why interleague play was created......

Houston Astros (25-39) at Kansas City Royals (27-37).

The three game series should draw dozens of fans.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 16, 2010, 08:30:59 PM
OMG, THIS is why interleague play was created......

Houston Astros (25-39) at Kansas City Royals (27-37).

The three game series should draw dozens of fans.

Tomorrow is game to make interleague worth while

Ubaldo Jimenez vs Francisco Liriano

Tomorrow being get away day for the Twins there's a good chance Gardy will put the C squad on the field
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 17, 2010, 09:32:01 AM
On the bright side, watching Drew Butera flail away at major league pitching will be good practice for watching our pitchers bat in NL ballparks.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 18, 2010, 04:49:25 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 18, 2010, 04:56:50 PM
Free trial of MLB.tv on the PS3 this weekend.  Too bad the damn web page you need to go to to link your PS3 to an MLB account doesn't provide any place to enter the activation code.  :grr:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 18, 2010, 05:01:23 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 18, 2010, 08:47:45 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.

Or maybe Blackburn just sucks.  That strikes me as a simpler explanation.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 19, 2010, 11:12:07 AM
JD Drew pulled a hamstring catching a fly ball.    I'm not surprised he got hurt, I am surprised he was not already hurt.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 19, 2010, 11:39:12 AM
JD Drew pulled a hamstring catching a fly ball.    I'm not surprised he got hurt, I am surprised he was not already hurt.

He supposedly already was, but was being a tough guy & playing through it.  ::)  Although that was probably another injury. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on June 20, 2010, 09:27:56 AM
That was quite a game last night, hey TeamRad? As much as I want the Rockies to win by a landslide, Brewers never gave up, made for exciting ballplay
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 20, 2010, 11:19:54 AM
15 wins... that's all Wakefield needs... just 15 more. (Then he will tie for most wins on the Red Sox)

He hasn't been getting many breaks this season but he's been throwing mostly quality starts and eating up innings. Not bad for an old dude.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 20, 2010, 12:36:29 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

Do you really need to use that kind of language (for someone on a team you root for no less)?  He had a bad outing - he is still a decent (not great) pitcher.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 20, 2010, 01:30:42 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

Do you really need to use that kind of language (for someone on a team you root for no less)?  He had a bad outing - he is still a decent (not great) pitcher.

I'd just as soon not have him in the rotation.  I really would.  I rank him right around Glen Perkins territory.  You can do decently without striking very many people out, but Blackburn doesn't strike ANYBODY out - and that's a problem.  He has a significantly lower K/9 than anybody else on the team.  Hell, even Carlos Silva is doing better than Blackburn in that department.  Defense and luck can only get you so far.  And that, along with a sinker that seems to come and go, is why he's so maddeningly inconsistent, which is what bothers me the most about him.

Another thing that bothers me is that we wouldn't even have to go outside the organization to remove Blackburn or Slowey from the rotation.  Move Duensing into the starter spot that he quite obviously earned last year, and then call up Slama or Delaney to replace Duensing in the bullpen.

Hell, trade for even a decent, stopgap, post-waiver-free deadline pitcher, and the Twins have a rotation with no weak points.  Or alternately, just hold onto these other guys a couple years down the road for when Gibson comes up.

However, I have absolutely no illusions of this happening.

But let's not talk about that stuff now - this series is cause for celebration rather than bickering.  Also, Pavano's mustache gives him superpowers.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 20, 2010, 06:38:02 PM
That was quite a game last night, hey TeamRad? As much as I want the Rockies to win by a landslide, Brewers never gave up, made for exciting ballplay

Yeah, I turned it off after the eighth and had a Doctor Who mini-marathon. 

Stupid bullpen.   :)

And I just came across this last night, has anyone seen Cliff Lee's K/BB ratio this season?

Through 77 & 2/3 innings, it's 67 to 4. How insane is that?

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 20, 2010, 10:12:23 PM
Damn you k1!!! You just had to go sweep the Dodgers!

 :grr:

Papelbon was solid as hell.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 22, 2010, 08:50:59 PM
Jamie Moyer gave up home run 505 tonight, tied with Robin Roberts for most in a career, I'm sure he'll give up a few more this season to take the top spot...  ;D   His home runs per 9 is about average, but he's closing in on 4,000 innings pitched.

It was the only run he gave up, it's been amazing how the old guy has been pitching, a few really bad games but most have been good or great this season.

Jimmy's back, but dang it Carlos Ruiz is on the DL after getting hit in the head with that broken bat a few games back.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on June 23, 2010, 11:03:45 PM
I can't recall saying this in sometime, but let's sweep the Twins tomorrow! We're SO the Twins' bitch.

*sings*

Reunited and it feels so good


(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Buddies.png)

Thanks Cubbies for taking the King Felix/Lee bullet this week so we wouldn't have to face them this coming weekend! You rule.  :)

(and Lee's K/BB ratio is now 76:4 after Wednesday night)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on June 24, 2010, 09:53:26 AM
Dear K1,
I'm sorry


.....not really  ;D


Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 24, 2010, 10:16:07 AM
Dear K1,
I'm sorry


.....not really  ;D

It's all good.  I'm honestly surprised we're doing as well as we are given how we started out.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 24, 2010, 12:17:37 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.

Or maybe Blackburn just sucks.  That strikes me as a simpler explanation.

Didn't make it through 4 innings for the 4th time in his last 5 starts just now.   :speechless:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 24, 2010, 02:36:17 PM
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.

Or maybe Blackburn just sucks.  That strikes me as a simpler explanation.

Didn't make it through 4 innings for the 4th time in his last 5 starts just now.   :speechless:


Meanwhile, Duensing continues to make me wonder what the hell he's still doing in the bullpen instead of the starting rotation.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 24, 2010, 03:47:40 PM
Cardinals have an interesting plan until Penny and/or Lohse come off the  DL ......

1.  Suppan and relievers
2.  Bullpen game

 :-\
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 25, 2010, 11:38:49 PM
Edwin Jackson walks eight and no hits the Rays? (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300625130&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines)

And 149 pitches? What is it, 1969?!? That's fuckin' old-school!

 :clap:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 26, 2010, 06:15:26 AM
....And the Cubs suspend Carlos Zambrano for throwing a tantram in the dugout and yelling at his teammates.    Boy, the Cubs sure are going to enjoy the next few years of the Zambrano contract and his annual 9 wins.   Could not happen to a more deserving loser and loser franchise.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/carlos-zambrano-derrek-lee-separated-in-dugout-as-cubs-lose-to-white-sox-062510 (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/carlos-zambrano-derrek-lee-separated-in-dugout-as-cubs-lose-to-white-sox-062510)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on June 26, 2010, 08:25:13 AM
You don't have to call the frnachise a loser too :(
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 26, 2010, 09:03:53 AM
You don't have to call the frnachise a loser too :(

I was a bit aggressive there, sorry
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: RVR II on June 26, 2010, 12:53:34 PM
Can't find the USA - Ghana game anywhere in Mexico but viewing FIFA.com's live feed, I see we're tied 1-1 :o

Oh wait.. This is the friggin Baseball thread :-[
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 26, 2010, 01:33:56 PM
Brandon Phillips got arrested last night (driving double the speed limit) and was released on $25 bond.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 26, 2010, 01:44:18 PM
Brandon Phillips got arrested last night (driving double the speed limit) and was released on $25 bond.

In other news, Armando Galarraga was arrested early this morning for the murder of Jim Joyce and was released on $0.25 bond.  ;)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 26, 2010, 01:48:46 PM
Brandon Phillips got arrested last night (driving double the speed limit) and was released on $25 bond.

$25 bond, what is the point?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 26, 2010, 02:19:13 PM
The Great Mustachioed Man wins again!  Pavano needs to kick some asses in the clubhouse like he's doing on mound so this team will show some signs of life.   

Oh, and they beat an accused rapist - that should count for an extra win
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on June 27, 2010, 12:24:18 PM
Okay, I've had it - Gardenhire needs to be fired.  He clearly doesn't care about winning and is either unwilling or unable to motive the players.   

It's time to see if the Twins front office actually cares about winning - if they don't find a new manager (and pitching coach while they're at it) then winning isn't important to them.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on June 27, 2010, 12:29:58 PM
Okay, I've had it - Gardenhire needs to be fired.  He clearly doesn't care about winning and is either unwilling or unable to motive the players.   

It's time to see if the Twins front office actually cares about winning - if they don't find a new manager (and pitching coach while they're at it) then winning is important to them.

* S N A P *
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on June 27, 2010, 12:39:24 PM
I think the Red Sox need a few more injuries... sheesh.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 28, 2010, 05:25:12 PM
Ugh...I turn on the game, the first inning isn't even over, and ANOTHER one of our starters has already gotten rocked.  This team just can't stop the bleeding lately.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 01, 2010, 09:13:41 PM
And then that happens.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 02, 2010, 05:22:06 AM
I think the Red Sox need a few more injuries... sheesh.

And down go Delcarmen & Varitek... 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 02, 2010, 05:36:50 AM
I think the Red Sox need a few more injuries... sheesh.

And down go Delcarmen & Varitek... 

JD Drew fever must be contagious.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 02, 2010, 09:52:42 PM
Delmon Young. :)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 03, 2010, 04:12:09 PM
Matt Guerrier. :(
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 03, 2010, 04:38:13 PM
Matt Guerrier. :(

Wow, that was an ugly inning....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on July 06, 2010, 10:52:40 PM
Son of a...

After a home run, the Rockies are down 9-2, so I figure, "Well, that's it" and turn the game off to watch a movie. Afterwards, I'm curious to see the final scoe so I turn the TV back on, where I see a big "Win!" flashing on the score board. They scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win it.  Argh.I guess I'll watch the replay tomorrow.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 07, 2010, 05:09:57 AM
Son of a...

After a home run, the Rockies are down 9-2, so I figure, "Well, that's it" and turn the game off to watch a movie. Afterwards, I'm curious to see the final scoe so I turn the TV back on, where I see a big "Win!" flashing on the score board. They scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win it.  Argh.I guess I'll watch the replay tomorrow.

And I went to bed when it was 9-3 in the ninth thinking, "okay, another win". :angry:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 07, 2010, 05:12:53 PM
14 more wins... that's all Wakefield needs to break Clemens & Cy Young's record for most wins by a pitcher in a Red Sox uniform.

Tonight's not looking good so far...  :-\
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on July 07, 2010, 08:00:14 PM
Son of a...

After a home run, the Rockies are down 9-2, so I figure, "Well, that's it" and turn the game off to watch a movie. Afterwards, I'm curious to see the final scoe so I turn the TV back on, where I see a big "Win!" flashing on the score board. They scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win it.  Argh.I guess I'll watch the replay tomorrow.

That ruled. The largest walkoff-comeback since 1901 if I'm not mistaken.

In Brewerland, logical fan has to deal w/ this:

“Our guys aren’t giving up. I’m not giving up either,” Melvin said. “There’s a lot of games left. The White Sox were 9½ out and they’re back in the race. If you put a good streak together … . That’s the one thing we haven’t been able to do, to get over that hump.”

http://host.madison.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_90d91a98-8897-11df-bfb9-001cc4c03286.html

Sigh. *facepalm*

On a good note, I was originally going to the game tonight to see Lincecum pitch (the humidity steered me away), and thankfully I didn't...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/CrewGiants.png)

If Doug buys at the trade-deadline, I'm gonna cheer for the Pirates for the rest of the season.  :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 09, 2010, 03:45:32 PM
I can breathe easier now that Cliff Lee has been traded to the Rangers & NOT the Yankees as was expected as of lunchtime today.  Kept hearing "deal's done with the Yanks" and all of the sudden BAM! He's with the Rangers!   :highfive:

Wait... Lee was supposed to start tonight. I'm surprised they didn't hold off on the deal for a few hours so he could start tonight against NY.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 09, 2010, 06:42:17 PM
Yeah, that was weird.   One minute ESPN is wetting their pants over the Yankees getting Lee, then poof!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 09, 2010, 06:47:46 PM
Yeah, that was weird.   One minute ESPN is wetting their pants over the Yankees getting Lee, then poof!

 :D

Hey "Baseball Tonight" interns, you can put the lotion and Kleenex boxes back in the stock room.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 09, 2010, 08:35:54 PM
So glad the yanks didn't get Lee, doubt the Phillies record would be any different if they had kept him, most of the losses in this slump have been due to lack of hitting.   

Almost turned off the Phillies Reds game when the Reds got another run in the top of the 9th to make it 7 to 1, Leake trying for his first complete game didn't make it, Phillies get 6 in the 9th to tie, then the big man gets a walk off 2 run homer in the 10th...

Poor Leake, he only gave up one run through 8, had 3 hits, a RBI, and was a few outs away from a complete game.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on July 10, 2010, 04:16:06 PM
Twins lose again - 4 in a row, 7 out of the last 9.  They've given up at least 6 runs in each of the last 7 games and only manage to score runs in garbage time when they've already lost. 

I said a few weeks ago and I'll say it again now - Gardenhire should fired.  Today.  Now. 

(And with Morneau out the All-Star game the Twins now have no legitimate all-stars. Mauer may have made it but he doesn't deserve it this year.)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 10, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
Wow, 3 Phillies games in a row against the Reds have been nail biters, this one zero zero going into the 11th.  2 walk off home runs and tonight a walk off single.

Another sad one for Reds pitching, Wood was perfect going into the 9th, spoiled by Ruiz..

Halladay shut the Reds out through 9 but didn't get his 10th win.  Rollins had a chance to get Ruiz in to win it for him in the 9th, but couldn't do it until the 11th.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 10, 2010, 08:20:16 PM
Seems like a lot of near perfect games this year...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on July 10, 2010, 11:11:29 PM
I took Flocky to his first Rockies game tonight. They won, of course, that's 6 in a row. I have some pictures I will post to facebook at some point
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on July 11, 2010, 08:27:49 AM
Mauer's not playing today?! Not playing!  We need a win today more than anything today and he's not playing!  Apparently he's a little banged up but he if cared about winning he should be demanding to play.  Losers, nothing but a bunch of losers.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 11, 2010, 08:32:40 AM
Mauer's not playing today?! Not playing!  We need a win today more than anything today and he's not playing!  Apparently he's a little banged up but he if cared about winning he should be demanding to play.  Losers, nothing but a bunch of losers.

Maybe they ar resting him for the home run derby tomorrow?

* ducks for cover *
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 11, 2010, 11:35:03 AM
My college room mate who lives in Green Bay mentioned he hears rumors of Brewers at Fenway next season.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 11, 2010, 03:38:56 PM
Mauer's not playing today?! Not playing!  We need a win today more than anything today and he's not playing!  Apparently he's a little banged up but he if cared about winning he should be demanding to play.  Losers, nothing but a bunch of losers.

You were saying?

I'm not faulting them for resting Mauer.  They should rest him MORE at this point of the season, if anything.  He's just not playing well at all right now - he's not HEALTHY.  I mean, he's only gotten worse as the year has progressed, which indicates serious wear and tear.  He ended April hitting an admittedly punchless yet still Mauer-like .345 (and really, most of the team was punchless in April, not just Mauer).  Then he followed it with a .293 May (in which he injured his heel on the basepaths).  Then a .271 June.  Thus far in July, he's hitting .229.  You can't tell me he's not in bad shape right now.

I wouldn't be entirely averse to a stint on the DL, either.I'd rather have him not play now and have his health improve later in the year than have him play crappy all year.  He's no good to us when he's hurt.  Besides, it'd give Ramos a chance to come up for a cup of coffee and maybe boost his trade value.  Just a thought.  I mean, I like the idea of Delmon or Morneau in the three-spot right now.

The problem with Mauer is that the thing that makes him valuable - the fact that his bat comes out of the catcher position (indeed, that he's still among the elite hitting catchers in the AL even in a shitty year like this one should tell you something about how rare that is) - also makes him vulnerable.  He's going to have to switch positions eventually (which will reduce his value).  We should wait a few years before that happens though.

As for the rest of the team, it can really be hard to maintain perspective when your team is playing this badly.  Baseball season is kind of like outer space - it's often hard to put into perspective how bigly, hugely LONG it is.  Yeah, they've had a lousy 30 days or so, but there's a lot of baseball left to be played.  They were 11 games back at the break in '06.  5.5 games back in '03.  4 games back last year.  They've got plenty of time left to de-suckify themselves.  Hell, the White Sox managed it, and they were playing every bit as badly.

With some fans (and I'm not saying you're one of them), I already feel like an old-timer at the age of 22 compared with some of the folks commenting on Facebook.  I mean, I remember when our team consisted of such luminaries as Denny Hocking, Rich Becker, Alex Ochoa, and Scott Fucking Stahoviak.  I remember when the best player on the team was Marty Cordova.  I remember when Todd Walker LED THE TEAM with a .279 batting average.  Now THOSE were hard times.  And I spent what little money my ten year-old ass had earned on tickets to watch a shitty-ass team like that (though at least the tickets were cheap).

Like I said earlier, I think they should make a move for Haren or (possibly) Oswalt to give this team a shot in the arm and a better, somewhat more permanent solution to their starting pitching deficiencies than Lee.  Try and make a Ryan-esque deal - none of the Twins' best pitchers of the last ten years have come out of our system (which speaks volumes about how shitty our philosophy of hoarding soft-hurling strike throwers is).
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 12, 2010, 05:36:39 PM
Chris Berman and his fucking BACK BACK BACK routine ruins another home run derby

AND he is being inducted in the nfl hall of fame next year, and Don Coreyll is not  :angry:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 12, 2010, 05:56:46 PM
Chris Berman and his fucking BACK BACK BACK routine ruins another home run derby

:gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 12, 2010, 06:03:52 PM
Chris Berman and his fucking BACK BACK BACK routine ruins another home run derby

Just think "quack quack quack quack" in your head to get through it.  ;D

What a surprise, ignore the derby for a while because they wanted to BS with A-Rod.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 12, 2010, 06:16:00 PM
Cedric Maxwell calling Celtics games uses "Quack quack quack".
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 12, 2010, 06:22:27 PM
Cedric Maxwell calling Celtics games uses "Quack quack quack".

Well, then I guess it won't work for Celtics fans...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 12, 2010, 06:51:53 PM
Thankfully he doesn't do it as much as Back Back Berman.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TTYT on July 13, 2010, 11:15:44 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5375561 (http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5375561)

Quote
Yankees' Steinbrenner dies at 80

NEW YORK -- George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday morning. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m. ET, according to multiple reports.

"George was 'The Boss,' make no mistake," Hall of Famer Yogi Berra said. "He built the Yankees into champions, and that's something nobody can ever deny. He was a very generous, caring, passionate man. George and I had our differences, but who didn't? We became great friends over the last decade and I will miss him very much."

God's probably up there quaking in his boots right now as Steinbrenner berates him... "You got me and Bob Sheppard in less than 72 hours, but you still haven't gotten Osama bin Laden after 9 years? What the hell is wrong with you?"
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 13, 2010, 11:22:36 AM
God's probably up there quaking in his boots right now as Steinbrenner berates him... "You got me and Bob Sheppard in less than 72 hours, but you still haven't gotten Osama bin Laden after 9 years? What the hell is wrong with you?"

"...You're fired!!! I'm replacing you with Billy Martin!"

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 18, 2010, 02:32:23 PM
NOW will you move Delmon Young up in the order, Gardy?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 18, 2010, 03:18:01 PM
Bad day for closers!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 18, 2010, 03:47:19 PM
In other positive news, Gardy stretched Duensing for 4 innings, so it looks like either Blackburn or Slowey are headed down to Rochester.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 18, 2010, 11:13:55 PM
Bad day for closers!

No shit! I thought the Dodgers might be able to salvage at least one game out of this disastrous trip to St. Louis (A.K.A. Gateway to Getting Swept!)

And what the fuck is up with Greinke?!? I picked him as my first pitcher in the PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge league! My fantasy baseball season has been an absolute train wreck this season. But I'm gonna hang in there and hope for a big (and I mean BIG) second-half comeback.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 19, 2010, 05:56:37 AM
Bad day for closers!

No shit! I thought the Dodgers might be able to salvage at least one game out of this disastrous trip to St. Louis (A.K.A. Gateway to Getting Swept!)

And what the fuck is up with Greinke?!? I picked him as my first pitcher in the PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge league! My fantasy baseball season has been an absolute train wreck this season. But I'm gonna hang in there and hope for a big (and I mean BIG) second-half comeback.



You know you can put Victor Martinez in a DL slot and pick up another player for while he's out right? (And it doesn't have to be the same position that you pick up.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 19, 2010, 06:41:15 AM
Bad day for closers!

No shit! I thought the Dodgers might be able to salvage at least one game out of this disastrous trip to St. Louis (A.K.A. Gateway to Getting Swept!)

And what the fuck is up with Greinke?!? I picked him as my first pitcher in the PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge league! My fantasy baseball season has been an absolute train wreck this season. But I'm gonna hang in there and hope for a big (and I mean BIG) second-half comeback.



It's always nice when the Cardinals put out one of those lineups where half the team gets the day off, and the no names actually come through.

I wondered if Greinke would be a one hit wonder or not since the Royals are so hopeless as a franchise.   He could be lights out and still not get any wins.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 19, 2010, 01:15:05 PM
You know you can put Victor Martinez in a DL slot and pick up another player for while he's out right? (And it doesn't have to be the same position that you pick up.)

Well I know now!  ;)

Thanks for the tip. This is actually the first time I've played Yahoo fantasy baseball. I usually play the ESPN games.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 19, 2010, 01:22:06 PM
And what the fuck is up with Greinke?!? I picked him as my first pitcher in the PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge league!
I wondered if Greinke would be a one hit wonder or not since the Royals are so hopeless as a franchise.   He could be lights out and still not get any wins.

He could have been a free agent at the end of this season, but for some reason signed a four year extension last year. Strange, I would think he couldn't wait to get his ass off that train wreck.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 19, 2010, 01:22:31 PM
You know you can put Victor Martinez in a DL slot and pick up another player for while he's out right? (And it doesn't have to be the same position that you pick up.)

Well I know now!  ;)

Thanks for the tip. This is actually the first time I've played Yahoo fantasy baseball. I usually play the ESPN games.

Noticed it on Friday, but figured since you were my opponent it could wait til Monday.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 19, 2010, 02:36:27 PM
You know you can put Victor Martinez in a DL slot and pick up another player for while he's out right? (And it doesn't have to be the same position that you pick up.)

Well I know now!  ;)

Thanks for the tip. This is actually the first time I've played Yahoo fantasy baseball. I usually play the ESPN games.

Noticed it on Friday, but figured since you were my opponent it could wait til Monday.

I see. How very sporting of you.  ;)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 23, 2010, 06:27:53 PM
 You know what would've been great in the last Twins game? If Delmon Young had come up to hit his seeing eye single in the eighth inning with a runner on third instead of in the ninth inning with one out and nobody on. In fact, I'd like to see him bat more frequently.

Hmm...if only there were some way to insure that he came up to bat more often instead of, say, Michael Cuddyer. Unfortunately, as far as I know, no such method exists.  After all, if it did, Gardy would surely have used it by now. I mean, it's not like he's a fucking idiot or something, right?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 24, 2010, 03:52:58 AM
I'm a tad concerned about the boys in blue. Manny is gone for who knows long. Ethier can't buy a hit, lately. And to top it all off, the bullpen is a disaster. Sherrill is a complete meltdown and Broxton seems to blowing it at the worst possible times.

Meanwhile, SD and SF (especially!) are killin' it. With secondary props to the Rockies for being 0.5 games ahead of the Dodgers as of the writing of this post.

Suffice it to say, the NL West is completely up in the air. Seriously, who would have predicted the Padres to be in first place by three games at this point in the season?!?

Much more drama to come, I'm sure.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 24, 2010, 05:28:49 AM
ESPN is reporting the the Dodgers, Phillies and Cardinals all talking to the Astros about Oswalt.   The Houston owner is such a horrible owner, instead of trying to trade and get better, he keeps shilling to the fans that they just need to add a couple of pieces, not tear down and start over.   Man, it is hilarious the stuff he says in the paper.

I would love for the Cards to get Oswalt, but not give up all their young (and cheap) prospects for him.   They dont have unlimited payroll like the Cubs have, so they have to be smart with their money.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 24, 2010, 03:32:16 PM
Espn in full blown hyperventilation mode over a-roid chasing 600 home runs.  Vomit-inducing.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 26, 2010, 01:33:06 AM
First big trade before the deadline. Haren for Saunders. Clearly a salary dump for the D-Backs. For chrissakes, they're 22 games back in the N.L. West and strike out more than Darryl Strawberry on Celebrity Apprentice.

What I want to know is if Haren can raise his game a bit and do his part to get the Angels back in contention for the A.L. West. The Angels have a lot of ground to make up, but hopefully this will be a jump-start. Go Halos!

On another front, the Dodgers pitching staff is rolling. Unfortunately, the offense is spotty at best. C'mon Ethier, turn it on again! And as for Manny, get your ass into shape! Seriously, I miss Juan Pierre!) They need to get their pitching (which is killing it right now) and offense on the same page and I believe they can pass the Giants as well as the Padres (by the way, who the hell would've predicted what S.D. is doing so far?!?) Aside from the Limp-Backs,) the N.L. West is wide open. Should make an entertaining second-half!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 26, 2010, 05:28:54 AM
First big trade before the deadline. Haren for Saunders. Clearly a salary dump for the D-Backs. For chrissakes, they're 22 games back in the N.L. West and strike out more than Darryl Strawberry on Celebrity Apprentice.

I didn't think Haren's contract was that expensive. Plus isn't he under contract for another 2 years?  Even with the top prospect included the Angels got a steal.  Man the D-Backs are a mess.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on July 26, 2010, 09:47:55 AM
I would love for the Cards to get Oswalt, but not give up all their young (and cheap) prospects for him.   They dont have unlimited payroll like the Cubs have, so they have to be smart with their money.

When it's all said and done, I just cannot see the 'stros trading within the division. Secondly, your farm system's pretty depleted at the moment, but seeing what the D-Backs received for Haren, a proposal around Shelby Miller isn't out-of-the-question. Third, hypothetically speaking if you do get Oswalt, what's the likelihood of  re-signing Carpenter in 2012? I'm assuming it would be pretty tough.

First big trade before the deadline. Haren for Saunders.

Barnes, let's follow up on that trade w/ a Fielder swap? Center a deal around Mike Trout, and let's talk!  :)

Prince's been linked w/ the ChiSox, Tigers, and Halos. I'm crossing my fingers a bidding war commences.

First big trade before the deadline. Haren for Saunders. Clearly a salary dump for the D-Backs. For chrissakes, they're 22 games back in the N.L. West and strike out more than Darryl Strawberry on Celebrity Apprentice.

I didn't think Haren's contract was that expensive. Plus isn't he under contract for another 2 years?  .

It's not. He's banking 12.75 for the following two seasons, and there's a club option in the third year @ 15.5. I would've gladly upped the ante for him, but w/ his no-trade clause, I'm sure we weren't on the list as a desirable destination.

Nonetheless, this should be a fun week. For the most part, it always is.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 26, 2010, 10:11:01 AM
This whole daycare being closed for the next 2 weeks thing is going to seriously cut into my trade deadline monitoring.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on July 26, 2010, 11:59:32 AM

Big three-team blockbuster rumor's out there right now...

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/07/edwin-jacksonadam-dunn-threeteam-rumor.html

I'm curious as to what the ChiSox & Nats would put together for the D-Backs if this follows through. I hope it doesn't, because it takes one of Fielder's prime suitors out of the picture. Nevertheless, Kenny's been all over Dunn, too, and the Nats have really coveted Jackson for some reason.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 26, 2010, 12:54:45 PM
First big trade before the deadline. Haren for Saunders. Clearly a salary dump for the D-Backs. For chrissakes, they're 22 games back in the N.L. West and strike out more than Darryl Strawberry on Celebrity Apprentice.

I didn't think Haren's contract was that expensive. Plus isn't he under contract for another 2 years?  Even with the top prospect included the Angels got a steal.  Man the D-Backs are a mess.

Expensive enough, apparently. Arizona is indeed a big hot mess and RAD's link to Stark's quote of "a bunch of young pitchers to Arizona" points to a total tear down and rebuild for the D-Backs. Edwin Jackson is an interesting specimen. He's always struck me as a guy with a ton of potential but he's just never put it together.

I think I'd like to see Prince go to the Halos. Put Napoli (whose been putting up some great power numbers) back behind the plate and put Prince at first base in an attempt to fill the hole left by the Morales injury. Not that I think Prince can fill that hole (his numbers are clearly down this season), but they are way stronger than Mathis'. Napoli/Fielder is a far better offensive combo than Napoli/Mathis.

The Haren deal tells me they want to make a serious run for the division. I wouldn't be surprised if they picked up another bat, e.g. Fielder. There is precedent as well as evidenced by the 2008 second-half pick-up of Teixeira.

It should be a fun week indeed!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 26, 2010, 01:03:16 PM
I can't imagine the Red Sox will do anything interesting this week.  Maybe attempt to get some middle relief?  Maybe trade Lowell for a white flag we can wave for this season?  They're running out of time to start winning.  Thankfully we're starting to get some of our broken players back.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 26, 2010, 03:26:15 PM
Roy Oswalt is putting the screws to the Astros who just HAVE to trade them to have any hope of competing anytime soon.   >:D

He said he won't accept a trade to Philly and will only accept trade to St. Louis.   Said if he is traded to Cardinals, he will probably will not exercise his option in 2012 for 16 million (yeah, RIGHT) so his trade value as a one and half year player to the Cardinals just went down.

He will probably end up an Astro with their pathetic owner and the fans here in Houston will go irate!    Oswalt can still go fishing and hunting with his buds on the Cardinal's pitching staff in the off season.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on July 26, 2010, 07:16:43 PM
This Twins-Royals game has just gone insane - 17-0 in the seventh inning.

19 - 1!

Seems Danny Valencia is making a case to be the everyday 3rd baseman.  And Mauer is getting hot again.  Things are looking up.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 26, 2010, 08:31:52 PM
And Angels fans immediately panic!  Haren just took a Youkilis hit to the pitching arm!  :scared: Welcome to Anaheim!

Ok, gotta get back to watching the game to see how bad it is.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 27, 2010, 12:34:09 AM
Another no-hitter. Congrats Garza! Year of the pitcher, indeed. Yet, as this keeps happening, what immediately comes to mind is Gallaraga's stolen perfect game. So sad.

On another down note, my first-pick starter in the "PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge" league had yet another stellar outing...

Z. Greinke (L, 6-10)

IP     H     R     ER     BB      K      HR     WHIP     Season ERA
4.0    8     8       8       2        7         1        1.18       4.01

The good news? I spaced out yesterday and left his ass riding the pine!!!


And in a related note (although in a different league - "Milton Bradley's Mind Games"), Mauer went OFF Monday!

J. Mauer

AB     R     H     RBI     HR     BB     K     SB     LOB     Season Avg
 5       3      5        7          1         1     0       0           0      . 305

YO JOE!!!

I hope Haren's okay. I think it was a good move not taking any chances and just pulling him out immediately. Just looked like swelling that probably needed needed ice right away....I hope.


Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 27, 2010, 10:22:35 AM
Not that baseball players are not the toughest althletes in the world......

We are through the looking glass on these postgame celebrations, people. We have our first injury caused by someone giving a shaving-cream pie to the face.

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his left knee, and is headed for the disabled list after he face-pied teammate Wes Helms during a TV interview Sunday.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 27, 2010, 12:35:42 PM
Not that baseball players are not the toughest althletes in the world......

We are through the looking glass on these postgame celebrations, people. We have our first injury caused by someone giving a shaving-cream pie to the face.

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his left knee, and is headed for the disabled list after he face-pied teammate Wes Helms during a TV interview Sunday.



Yikes! First Morales, now Coghlan!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 27, 2010, 01:44:40 PM
Not that baseball players are not the toughest althletes in the world......

We are through the looking glass on these postgame celebrations, people. We have our first injury caused by someone giving a shaving-cream pie to the face.

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his left knee, and is headed for the disabled list after he face-pied teammate Wes Helms during a TV interview Sunday.



Yikes! First Morales, now Coghlan!

Hockey players are now all collectively rolling their eyes.......
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 29, 2010, 07:36:08 AM
How did I not know about this? Best name in Minor Leagues.

https://secure.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2010/moniker_madness.jsp



And I just remembered how we forgot to set up a Razzball League this year. *facepalm*
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 29, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
That is hilarious.

Ah, you bring back fond memories of a 5 foot nothing infielder the Cardinals had a few years ago, "Stubby Clapp".
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 29, 2010, 08:12:25 AM
If Salty beats out Sequoyah Stonecipher I say it's rigged.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 29, 2010, 10:46:45 PM
Twins acquire Matt Capps (http://kellythesier.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/07/twins_acquire_matt_capps.html)

(http://blog.opensourcenerd.com/upload/picard-facepalm-notext)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Compound on July 30, 2010, 09:09:03 PM
Rockies versus da Cubbies. With 2 outs, the Rockies proceed to score 12 runs. *12* The Rockies spent close to 40 minutes batting. It was just  ugly to watch, and I say that as a Rockies fan.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on July 30, 2010, 09:56:26 PM
Holy effing shit that was phenomenal! Go Rockies!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 31, 2010, 02:02:58 AM
The Dodgers are tanking. I've written off Manny. Either got hot hot after he came off the DL but he's just waving at this point.

Posednick was a decent pickup given the Manny situation, but it just seems as if the boys in blue are not into it...stupid base-running decisions, unproductive outs, endless missed opportunities, Sherrill's collapse, etc.

Not lookin' good. Not lookin' good at all.

And the Padres? Are you kidding me with these guys?!? Third best record in baseball? 19 games over .500?

"Is this real life?"


P.S. How would you like to to be Boston at 13 games over .500 and in third place, 7.5 games back in the division and 6.5 back in the wild-card? Aside from "Baltibore", the AL East is one tough mother!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on July 31, 2010, 06:46:31 AM
It's cute that ESPN wants you to pay for "Insider" status to get trade rumors when you can just go to mlbtraderumors.com and get info for free.

6 hours and counting - c'mon Brett Myers or Ted Lilly!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 31, 2010, 07:22:40 AM
The Dodgers are tanking. I've written off Manny. Either got hot hot after he came off the DL but he's just waving at this point.


It's Mannywood baby! (I so don't miss Manny. Didn't like him when he was here either.  Hated watching him "play defense" and not run out hits.)  Don't even get me started on the 3 pitch pinch-hit at bat where he didn't even lift the bat off his shoulder against the Yankees because he was upset that he had to play on his "day off".   :grr:



P.S. How would you like to to be Boston at 13 games over .500 and in third place, 7.5 games back in the division and 6.5 back in the wild-card? Aside from "Baltibore", the AL East is one tough mother!

I don't remember the exact numbers but they did the math on WEEI yesterday and even if the Sox play .667 ball for the remainder of the season, the Yankees can play around .500 ball and still beat us. If we don't take 2/3 in every series against the Yanks & Rays (as well as winning against other teams) we're sunk. I think we have 18 games against those teams left.   :speechless:

On the upside I might be going to see Aerosmith & J. Geils Band at Fenway next month!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on July 31, 2010, 10:28:34 AM
I think the term "blockbuster" is over used these days...

ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals pulled off a blockbuster three-team trade late Saturday morning, sending outfielder Ryan Ludwick to the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Jake Westbrook of the Cleveland Indians. 

The Padres sent two prospects to the Indians and reports have the Cardinals receiving a prospect as well to complete the deal. The trade, which was reported by multiple outlets, was first reported as finalized by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale via Twitter.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on July 31, 2010, 12:01:49 PM
Maybe they mean it like comparing it to the video store?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 01, 2010, 09:24:33 AM
How the mighty(?) have fallen.  A year ago it would've cost the Sox a package including Clay Buchholz to get Salty.  Now it's a couple prospects & a PTBNL.  Definitely a good gamble by the Sox.


DB, that trade offer was definitely a long shot on my part.  I don't blame you for passing.  But if he was healthy it'd be an intriguing deal.  (2B has been a black hole for me this year with all the injuries in both leagues.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 01, 2010, 03:30:32 PM
Wow, the Pirates are bad.    I guess I never think about them until I saw some of the Cardinals series this weekend.   They have had 18 straight losing seasons.  There are kids in college that have never seen the Pirates have a winning season in their lifetime.    That is almost impossible.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 02, 2010, 07:10:32 AM
My kid hit his first (and 2nd and 3rd) whiffleball over the house yesterday.   :highfive: 

He lost his Red Sox hat, so he's wearing his Rockies Rookies hat we got for free at Coors Field when we did the tour.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs139.ash2/40269_416513258691_698173691_4816742_14668_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs263.snc4/39477_416513193691_698173691_4816737_5096930_n.jpg)

He's also been practicing "sliding like a baseball guy".
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs273.snc4/39983_416513118691_698173691_4816732_1875341_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 02, 2010, 07:18:22 AM
Nice batting form........ already hits better most middle infielders.

But no headfirst slides!   Teach him the Lou Brock pop up slide to maximize his speed.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 02, 2010, 07:39:17 AM
Nice batting form........ already hits better most middle infielders.

But no headfirst slides!   Teach him the Lou Brock pop up slide to maximize his speed.

Yeah.  He's probably seen THE Dave Roberts steal* a billion times which is where he gets that from.  He's also been doing normal baseball slides, but the headfirst ones work best on the slip & slide.

*Don't think I need to say which one is THE steal.  ;)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 02, 2010, 11:18:36 AM
Had to get video of his intimidating pre-at-bat ritual.

REESE SMASH!
http://yfrog.com/50pgwlz

Crappy camera phone quality.  I'm surprised I threw them lefty as well as I did.  I haven't thrown left handed in a long time.  (Used to be able to switch throw thanks to hurting my right hand pretty bad when I was a kid.  No real damage done, but I didn't want it to interfere with whiffle ball season so I started throwing lefty.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2010, 02:02:06 AM
Had to get video of his intimidating pre-at-bat ritual.

REESE SMASH!
http://yfrog.com/50pgwlz

Crappy camera phone quality.  I'm surprised I threw them lefty as well as I did.  I haven't thrown left handed in a long time.  (Used to be able to switch throw thanks to hurting my right hand pretty bad when I was a kid.  No real damage done, but I didn't want it to interfere with whiffle ball season so I started throwing lefty.)

The kid can swing a bat! Good hand/eye coordination and consistent contact based on those two swings.

And, by the way, (not to sound at all melodramatic) it's awesome you're not only recording these moments, but you're also right there to experience them and remember them. I was lucky if I got my pop to pitch to me every four months or so. Even luckier for him to make it to a Little/Pony League game. Not his fault; there were significant geographical concerns.

Just cherish these moments is all I’m saying.

 :)


Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 04, 2010, 07:15:40 AM
Thanks! It's stuff like those moments that makes up for the other half of the time where he's driving me absolutely nuts.  No joke, as I was typing that last sentence he just dove face first into the arm rest of a chair.  *sigh* Ice pack time!

*update* He was "doing a Ninja Warrior course".  Now it makes sense.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2010, 09:05:50 AM

*update* He was "doing a Ninja Warrior course".  Now it makes sense.

Perfectly reasonable.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 04, 2010, 12:38:26 PM
Our long national nightmare is over.  A-Rod has finally hit #600*.   Now there 3 known cheats in 600 club and ESPN can go back to sucking up to LeBron James.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 04, 2010, 01:11:11 PM
There's so many reasons to hate A-Rod.

His hamburger helper glove slap while running to first  in the playoffs, the "Got it" or whatever he yelled while running the bases on the pop up against Toronto (I think it was), the crossing the mound against the A's & then being a dick about it saying "That's funny, who is he to tell me what I can't do?", the portrait of him kissing himself in the mirror, the "centaur" painting, etc.

Oh and the PED thing.

And the Yankees.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 05, 2010, 06:57:52 AM
Having had Tulowitzki out for a good chunk of time, Morneau on the DL, and potentially losing Youk for the season I think it's safe to say I won't be winning in Roto this year.

Hopefully my Head To Head team can manage to hang on for another 5 weeks while I'm throwing out Keppinger & Stubbs on a daily basis.  :speechless:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 05, 2010, 09:39:26 AM
Oh hey, look who's catching a day game after an extra-inning night game, and his fifth game in a row.  That's right, the next incarnation of Johnny Bench - Drew Butera.  He even managed to climb over the Mendoza Line yesterday.

Christ.  I think Gardy has found his next Punto.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 05, 2010, 01:17:37 PM
Having had Tulowitzki out for a good chunk of time, Morneau on the DL, and potentially losing Youk for the season I think it's safe to say I won't be winning in Roto this year.

Hopefully my Head To Head team can manage to hang on for another 5 weeks while I'm throwing out Keppinger & Stubbs on a daily basis.  :speechless:

Remember k1, things could always be worse. I'm in last place in head-to-head and second to last in roto! I wonder if the fact that I've made the most roster moves in both leagues has anything to do with it?

Patience is not one of my strong suits, and the farther I fall, the more I'm dumpster diving on the waiver wire.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 05, 2010, 01:51:44 PM
Youkilis is undergoing season ending surgery.  :-\  Hope you & your mighty Chin Gopher get well soon Youk!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 05, 2010, 01:56:09 PM
Youkilis is undergoing season ending surgery.  :-\  Hope you & your mighty Chin Gopher get well soon Youk!

FUUUUUUUUUCK.  Time to find a new fantasy third baseman.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2010, 07:52:38 PM
Phillies-Marlins game just had one of the strangest 9th innings I've ever seen.

Top of the 9th Marlins have a 2 run lead, Phillies up, Marlins error gets the lead off runner on, a single, a double, and a single tie the game, still nobody out, then 3 completely brain dead base running mistakes for outs end the inning.  Bottom of the 9th, hit batter, steal, intentional walk, then what should have been the game winning hit down the line is horribly blown by the ump and called fowl.... 

Ruiz gets a homer in the top of the 10th and it holds up.  He was at the plate in the 9th but never got to swing with the 2 base running blunders for outs that ended the inning.  Man, he has been getting a load of clutch hits this season.

Lidge seems to be almost back to his '08 form, almost always getting the tying run on base but getting out of it most of the time,  he did that a ton in '08 and was so lucky to have that perfect season, not quite the same luck this season but getting better.

So far Oswalt's first 2 games with the Phillies have not been real sharp.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 06, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Anyone know if they're going to do another season of The Club next year on MLB Network?  It's pretty interesting so far.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2010, 12:01:40 AM
Yep. That's right. I waived Greinke. (PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge)

Feel free to pick him up and watch him get lit up, and as a bonus, pour salt in the wound when he puts in a decent outing and gets no run support!

Best of luck with all that!


-DB
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 07, 2010, 06:23:51 AM
Yep. That's right. I waived Greinke. (PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge)

Feel free to pick him up and watch him get lit up, and as a bonus, pour salt in the wound when he puts in a decent outing and gets no run support!

Best of luck with all that!


-DB

Yeah, that is why I did not draft him in our league.   I think he had lightning in a bottle last year and I did not believe that the Royals could do anything to support him.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2010, 10:35:50 PM
Yep. That's right. I waived Greinke. (PantsParty'10SteveLyonsRevenge)

Feel free to pick him up and watch him get lit up, and as a bonus, pour salt in the wound when he puts in a decent outing and gets no run support!

Best of luck with all that!


-DB

Yeah, that is why I did not draft him in our league.   I think he had lightning in a bottle last year and I did not believe that the Royals could do anything to support him.

So, I waive the "great" Greinke and replace him with James Shields, who promptly takes the mound and gives up 9 hits, 8 earned runs, 4 walks, and SIX HOME RUNS in 4 innings!

This is my fantasy season in a nutshell...actually, on second thought, make that a bombshell.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 07, 2010, 11:50:59 PM
I suppose now would be an inappropriate time to tell you that I'm running away with my league. :P
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 08, 2010, 05:57:52 AM
From Yahoo Sports:

Quote
A case of claustrophobia caused Manny Ramirez to postpone an MRI he was supposed to undergo on Friday. Ramirez continues to receive treatment for his strained calf in Arizona, according to the Dodgers.

Has there ever been an update that so perfectly captures the essence of a player? No, indeed there has not. Kudos, LA Times.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 08, 2010, 11:55:41 AM
Ha! The band Norma Jean has a fantasy baseball league called "Get Johan off my Pujols".    :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 06:44:05 PM

Speak the truth, Brandon Phillips:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/cincinnatireds/entries/2010/08/09/before_we_dissect_the_chris.html

“I’d play against these guys with one leg. We have to beat these guys. I hate the Cardinals. All they do is bitch and moan about everything, all of them, they’re little bitches, all of ‘em. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the Chicago Cubs. Let me make this clear - I hate the Cardinals.”

Dead on!  :D

I'm liking getting Chris Dickerson for free, too.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 09, 2010, 07:19:08 PM

Speak the truth, Brandon Phillips:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/cincinnatireds/entries/2010/08/09/before_we_dissect_the_chris.html

“I’d play against these guys with one leg. We have to beat these guys. I hate the Cardinals. All they do is bitch and moan about everything, all of them, they’re little bitches, all of ‘em. I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the Chicago Cubs. Let me make this clear - I hate the Cardinals.”

Dead on!  :D


I'm liking getting Chris Dickerson for free, too.



What is a Brandon Phillips?!    Cardinals win pennants, Cubs at least sell t-shirts.  Reds just lose.  Win something before mouthing off.     Sweet losers flapping gums.

Oh, cards win tonight Brandon, go login and Twitter until the tears dry up.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 07:24:50 PM

...but you're still bitches. :)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 09, 2010, 07:26:14 PM

...but you're still bitches. :)



Bitches with bling. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 07:33:00 PM

*shrugs shoulders*

Go Reds!

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 09, 2010, 07:37:54 PM
True, the Cardinals do not have practiced, team home run celebrations when they are ten games under .500.......

 :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 07:41:38 PM

That's because my team doesn't have a rag up its ass.

;)

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 09, 2010, 07:43:33 PM

That's because my team doesn't have a rag up its ass.

;)



Or pennants to fly in their stadium.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 07:47:26 PM

But we've Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker, so it's equal.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 09, 2010, 07:48:53 PM

But we've Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker, so it's equal.



Bob Uecker was a Cardinal!

(http://www.vintagecardprices.com/pics/1818/167919.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on August 09, 2010, 08:31:19 PM

...hahahaha. I forgot his .200 career batting average earned his ticket to Cooperstown.

It's so wonderful having Bob back in the booth, and it wasn't baseball without him. After Friday's epic win coupled w/ Weeks' leadoff inside-the-park home-run/Hart's follow-up double on Saturday, he joked how the Crew were going to have to stop that because his heart couldn't take much more. In wake of what happened in Spring, you couldn't help but smile.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 10, 2010, 04:44:10 AM
I think Bob E. has to rank in the top ten baseball announcers of all time.   You can argue forever who is number one, but I think it is safe to say he is in the top ten.   And since he is using his voice and not his body, he can basically do it as long as he wants.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 10, 2010, 06:44:15 AM
I still miss Harry Kalas calling the games here, only guys I can listen to now are on the radio, and the delay makes it hard to watch the TV with the radio as the sound (except in the post season whey they do sync it, but then the TV guys switch over to radio).  So I've been pretty much only listening to games the last year and a half.

I started following the Phillies around 20 years ago, that's about 3500 games, probably caught half of them over that time, some years more than others, that's a lot of hours spent listening to Harry, even during the years they were terrible he was a reason to keep watching or listening.  They better keep winning, none of the commentators now could make a losing season interesting, that was painfully clear during the bad slump they were in the last 2 months.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 10, 2010, 12:26:25 PM
http://embed.break.com/MTg5NDgwMQ==

Nice!!! But, I still think this one tops it:

http://www.youtube.com/v/l-KZyO3t_uI&hl=en_US&fs=1


And, while I'm at it...here's a pretty cool fake one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/NmSZwj4q3Lc&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 10, 2010, 08:03:20 PM
Woo!  Twins back in first!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 11, 2010, 01:29:27 PM
Hey Brandon Phillips, your pathetic attempt to have a "look at me, look at me" moment inspired the wrong team.   Way to go 2-14 to back up your talk!

Now when your starting pitching Johnny Cueto gets suspending for kicking players like a little girl, you have even more reasons to wonder why your own players are glaring at you.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 11, 2010, 07:08:51 PM
OK, after last nights complete meltdown, tonight Oswalt pitches well and gets some run support...

But WTF, another injury, Gload, strained groin.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 11, 2010, 07:28:17 PM
OK, after last nights complete meltdown, tonight Oswalt pitches well and gets some run

And Oswalt getting traded to the Phillies was great for my fantasy team.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 12, 2010, 05:01:18 AM
OK, after last nights complete meltdown, tonight Oswalt pitches well and gets some run

And Oswalt getting traded to the Phillies was great for my fantasy team.

K-Rod getting arrested at Citi Field isn't so great for my fantasy team.


In the Get Johan Off My Pujols league I'm in 65th place out of 113 so far.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 12, 2010, 10:41:50 AM
OK, after last nights complete meltdown, tonight Oswalt pitches well and gets some run

And Oswalt getting traded to the Phillies was great for my fantasy team.

K-Rod getting arrested at Citi Field isn't so great for my fantasy team.

Gee, not like anyone could have seen that coming  ::), you let guys get away with more and more and eventually this happens.

I guess he won't be available against the Phillies this weekend.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 12, 2010, 12:56:11 PM
OK, after last nights complete meltdown, tonight Oswalt pitches well and gets some run

And Oswalt getting traded to the Phillies was great for my fantasy team.

K-Rod getting arrested at Citi Field isn't so great for my fantasy team.

Gee, not like anyone could have seen that coming  ::), you let guys get away with more and more and eventually this happens.

I guess he won't be available against the Phillies this weekend.

Will make for an awkward Thanksgiving dinner gathering......
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 12, 2010, 08:01:50 PM
Wow, Broxton must have nightmares about facing the Phillies, once again he lets them come back, 4 runs on 1 hit in the bottom of the 9th, 7th walk off win for the Phillies this season.  Hell of a comeback, Dodgers were up 9 to 2 going into the bottom of the 8th.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 13, 2010, 01:17:47 AM
Wow, Broxton must have nightmares about facing the Phillies, once again he lets them come back, 4 runs on 1 hit in the bottom of the 9th, 7th walk off win for the Phillies this season.  Hell of a comeback, Dodgers were up 9 to 2 going into the bottom of the 8th.



Closers keep gagging away wins from my starting pitchers on my fantasy team  :angry:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 14, 2010, 06:20:23 AM
Down goes Ellsbury.  ::)  He's beginning to make JD Drew look like a reliable everyday player.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 14, 2010, 06:28:37 AM
I saw that the Red Sox had scored 7 runs in an inning and lost.   I was wondering how many times that had happened and my mind drifted back to this pitchers duel


                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Phillies        7  0  8   2  4  0   1  0  0   1   23 24  2
Cubs            6  0  0   3  7  3   0  3  0   0   22 26  2
W: Rawly Eastwick (1-0), L: Bruce Sutter (1-1)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 15, 2010, 08:07:12 AM
So listening to local sports radio - want to hear Twins talk as they had a great win yesterday and are now 2 games up.

Can I get that though?  No, no, no.  The Vikings played a pointless, meaningless preseason game so that's what everyone is talking about.   Stupid football.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 15, 2010, 08:51:04 AM
So listening to local sports radio - want to hear Twins talk as they had a great win yesterday and are now 2 games up.

Can I get that though?  No, no, no.  The Vikings played a pointless, meaningless preseason game so that's what everyone is talking about.   Stupid football.



Face it, you live in football is king territory
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 15, 2010, 09:09:24 AM
So listening to local sports radio - want to hear Twins talk as they had a great win yesterday and are now 2 games up.

Can I get that though?  No, no, no.  The Vikings played a pointless, meaningless preseason game so that's what everyone is talking about.   Stupid football.



Face it, you live in football is king territory

Oh don't I know it - they talk Vikings during Twins pre-game shows on the radio!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 15, 2010, 01:24:03 PM
Gardy you son-of-a-bitch - how can you pull a guy when he's got a no hitter going!?!?  Pitch count be dammed.

And Rauch gives up a hit.  We'll never know if Slowey could have gotten it. 

And Rauch gives up a run. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on August 15, 2010, 01:26:53 PM
I'm pissed about that too because if my A's do get no-hit, at least I could claim that the pitcher just had a great game.  Now if they don't get a hit against the bullpen I have to suffer with the fact that the A's suck ass at hitting.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on August 15, 2010, 01:28:44 PM
Thank goodness, back to back doubles to make it 4-1.  Now the A's only suck a little bit.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 15, 2010, 01:41:38 PM
Thank goodness, back to back doubles to make it 4-1.  Now the A's only suck a little bit.

Don't worry, today at least, the Twins are sucking a whole lot more.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 15, 2010, 03:14:45 PM
Gardy you son-of-a-bitch - how can you pull a guy when he's got a no hitter going!?!?  Pitch count be dammed.

And Rauch gives up a hit.  We'll never know if Slowey could have gotten it. 

And Rauch gives up a run. 

And when Slowey doesnt have arm problems and misses the playoffs, you will look back on this moment with fondness.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 15, 2010, 04:04:00 PM
I kinda feel bad for the Rockies. Way to be one pitch away from a save.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 16, 2010, 10:11:20 AM
Different sport, same concept...FANTASY FOOTBALL!

Would anybody be interested in joining a RiffTrax Forum fantasy football league? I'd be willing to set it up on ESPN and act as the commish.

If so, post and let me know if your preference is for a live draft or auto-pick. ESPN has drafts all the way up to the start of the season.

Cheers!

EDIT: So as not to clutter the baseball thread, if you're interested in joining a RiffTrax Forum Fantasy Football league, post over in the 2010 football thread: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,18585.msg572994.html#msg572994
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 16, 2010, 12:04:59 PM
Kinda tempting. Although I know next to nothing about football.  (Or hockey really, but I do have a fantasy hockey team every year...)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 16, 2010, 05:20:45 PM
Quote
Francisco Rodriguez needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
An awful situation just keeps getting worse. He suffered the injury when he punched his girlfriend's father last week. K-Rod is not with the team in Houston, but it's not clear when the surgery will take place. Either way, he's expected to be done for the year. Rodriguez is on tap to make $11.5 million next season and has a $17.5 million vesting option for 2012. It will be interesting to see if the Mets have any recourse here.

Might be time to change my team name to K-Rod's Hissy Fits.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 16, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
Quote
Francisco Rodriguez needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
An awful situation just keeps getting worse. He suffered the injury when he punched his girlfriend's father last week. K-Rod is not with the team in Houston, but it's not clear when the surgery will take place. Either way, he's expected to be done for the year. Rodriguez is on tap to make $11.5 million next season and has a $17.5 million vesting option for 2012. It will be interesting to see if the Mets have any recourse here.

Might be time to change my team name to K-Rod's Hissy Fits.

That entire situation is messes up.    Only the Mets.....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 17, 2010, 09:23:22 PM
Jim Thome. :)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on August 18, 2010, 05:12:48 AM
Jim Thome. :)


:highfive:

I could watch that clip over and over again.

Reading the game summary I noticed that people are still booing AJ.  What the hell?  He played great for us and we trade him and yet the fans still boo him.   
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 18, 2010, 10:06:07 AM
Jim Thome. :)


:highfive:

I could watch that clip over and over again.

Reading the game summary I noticed that people are still booing AJ.  What the hell?  He played great for us and we trade him and yet the fans still boo him.   

Only thing I like about the DH is it gives guys like Thome a way to stay in the game.  There was just no way the Phillies could keep him back in '06.

Pat Burrell's first time back in Philly since winning the world series and he hits a home run, but then the Giants kind of imploded and lost big time. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 18, 2010, 11:37:43 AM
Jim Thome. :)


:highfive:

I could watch that clip over and over again.

Reading the game summary I noticed that people are still booing AJ.  What the hell?  He played great for us and we trade him and yet the fans still boo him.   

To put it bluntly: because he's a dickhead.

And frankly, considering what we gave up (a catcher who is above average at best) and what we got in return (Liriano and Nathan), getting rid of AJ was one of the smartest moves this franchise has ever made.


On a somewhat different note, it looks like YouTube has taken down the link to infamously homer-tastic White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson's "call" of the home run.

Just dead silence for about 56 seconds, then "...............................and we'll be back."  Cut to commercial.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 19, 2010, 11:21:37 AM
"Rogerrrr.... Rogerrrrr...."

Roider Clemens is being indicted. 

(http://static.everyjoe.com/files/2008/05/roger-clemens-mike-piazza-bat_nc.jpg)
(I still love his "I was confused and thought it was the ball" excuse from the event pictured.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 19, 2010, 11:37:01 AM
Roger to his lawyer:    "Gee, Andy Petitte is saying he took PEDs to recover from injury faster because he wanted to help the team win, should I say that as well?"

Rusty Harden, the lawyer:   "No Roger, you should fight this tooth and nail.   I mean, there is no proof of this   Go to congress and lie under oath and sue your trainer.   I mean, what are the odds there exists a photo of you at this infamous party of Jose Canseco's that has a time stamp printed on the photo and a kid from a squeeky clean family took the photo and we cannot smear him?   Also, what are the odds that your trainer stored bloody guazes and needles for over a decade with your DNA on it...... I mean, does he think that you are a scumbag and he should keep this just in case?"

Roger:  "Gosh, you are right, I should go and lie and I can get all the Republicans in congress to defend me and call me great and everyone else a scumbag.    Hey, if I do manage to get caught in a lie, what do I need to remember?"

Rusty:   "Roger, remember that I get paid by the hour"
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on August 20, 2010, 12:11:21 AM
Jim Thome. :)


:highfive:

I could watch that clip over and over again.

Reading the game summary I noticed that people are still booing AJ.  What the hell?  He played great for us and we trade him and yet the fans still boo him.   

To put it bluntly: because he's a dickhead.

And frankly, considering what we gave up (a catcher who is above average at best) and what we got in return (Liriano and Nathan), getting rid of AJ was one of the smartest moves this franchise has ever made.


On a somewhat different note, it looks like YouTube has taken down the link to infamously homer-tastic White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson's "call" of the home run.

Just dead silence for about 56 seconds, then "...............................and we'll be back."  Cut to commercial.

Haha, dead silence. I've always hated Hawk which makes it all the more hilarious :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2010, 04:41:03 AM
 :o

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Roger Clemens was offered a plea agreement, however it was declined, said his attorney Rusty Hardin.
"The government made a recommendation [for a plea agreement] and we declined," Hardin said. "I will tell you the recommendation they made was a very good one if he was guilty. And if he was guilty we would have jumped on it. Everybody has all this great solicitous advice, all the media and you guys -- ESPN. Nobody is answering the question: What if he didn't do it, what should he have done? And everybody wants him to confess." Either Clemens is telling the truth or he is completely insane. We might not see a trial for a while, but he is facing the prospect of real jail time right now.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 21, 2010, 08:00:02 AM
The previous message brought to you by Rusty "paid by the hour" Harden
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Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2010, 08:17:33 AM
The previous message brought to you by Rusty "paid by the hour" Harden
 :spammer:


You think he's thinking "Hey Barry Bighead hasn't gone to jail yet, I should be ok!"

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 24, 2010, 09:06:08 PM
This Phillies game won't end....

A-Hole 3rd base upm tosses Howard in the 14th, after saying he went around twice when he didn't...   :grr: :grr: :grr:

So,  Ibanez moves to 1st base, and Roy Oswalt is in left field...  Both made good plays in the 15th.

And Oswalt wasn't scheduled to play against his old team this series...

Hows this for a lineup going into the 16th:
   
  J. Rollins SS
  P. Polanco 3B 
  C. Utley 2B 
  R. Oswalt LF 
  J. Werth RF 
  R. Ibanez 1B 
  S. Victorino CF 
  D. Herndon P 
  B. Schneider C 


Edit:  Howard being out really hurt in the 16th, Ibanez couldn't catch a ball to finish a double play, so Phillies down by 2.  Just to add to the craziness Oswalt had to bat with 2 on, 2 outs, and ground out.   :'(
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 25, 2010, 04:32:01 AM
Of course Oswalt should bat clean up!

I thought maybe the first checked swing he might have went around, but the second one was a joke. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 25, 2010, 06:24:24 AM
Of course Oswalt should bat clean up!

I thought maybe the first checked swing he might have went around, but the second one was a joke. 

Yeah the ump's mimicking Howard was a little ridiculous.  After that I kinda had a feeling something was going to happen.  And darn it I fell asleep in between the 15th & 16th inning.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 25, 2010, 10:03:06 AM
Of course Oswalt should bat clean up!

I thought maybe the first checked swing he might have went around, but the second one was a joke. 

Yeah the ump's mimicking Howard was a little ridiculous.  After that I kinda had a feeling something was going to happen.  And darn it I fell asleep in between the 15th & 16th inning.

How about a lot ridiculous.  Howard had a horrible night striking out, the games been going for around 5 hours at that point and that SOB gives him shit for getting pissed on a call, stares him down for the rest of the at bat, then ejects him for throwing down his bat after that bogus call.  The highlights make it seem like he was thrown out for charging the ump but the ejection was almost immediately after the strike call.  Just make your damn call and get ready for the next one...  :grr: :angry: :grr: :angry:

As Larry always says on the radio "are you kiddin me"....

I've never understood the appeals on check swings, if a slow motion replay usually is inconclusive how does a guy standing 90 to 100 feet away have a better view?

I'm still pissed about this, this is so much worse than any blown call, mistakes happen but this was malicious, this whole crew has not been good for the Phillies and it's only going to get worse now.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 25, 2010, 12:08:03 PM
What was really strange is generally in situations like that where it's really late, the game doesn't seem to want to end, I fell it seems they usually tend to be a little more lenient in an effort to actually get the game to end.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 25, 2010, 12:10:43 PM
Yeah, the ump had "rabbit ears" on that one for sure.   Guess he wanted to let Howard know that people paid money to see him umpire, not Howard bat.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 27, 2010, 10:15:57 AM
Strasburg looks like he's heading for Tommy John surgery.  There's a Dusty Baker joke there somewhere I think...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 27, 2010, 11:49:03 AM
Has anyone ever NOT come back from that?   It seems that surgery has 100% success rate.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 27, 2010, 11:54:42 AM
Has anyone ever NOT come back from that?   It seems that surgery has 100% success rate.

Not that I've ever heard.  Maybe I should get it pre-emptively and see if I develop super human strength.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on August 27, 2010, 12:11:22 PM
Has anyone ever NOT come back from that?   It seems that surgery has 100% success rate.

Not that I've ever heard.  Maybe I should get it pre-emptively and see if I develop super human strength.

It is not unprecedented.....

(http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/109/000460_48.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on August 30, 2010, 11:31:33 AM
Oh Manny, you sure know how to make an exit.

2 teams later & I still hate that guy.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on September 02, 2010, 08:51:13 AM
2 teams later & I still hate that guy.

I guess I'll never understand the hatred Boston-fan has for Manny. Did he act like a turd towards the end of his tenure in Beantown? Without question, but the predator posted a 1.008 OPS during his seven-years there for which obviously was a vital variable in their two World Championships. Seriously, has the fan-base forgotten that and his protection of Big Papi? Reason is your friend.  :)

Did anyone else catch Chapman either of the past two nights? I was able to catch the game last night against the Crew, and the average speed for his seven fastballs was 102.1. He was clocked as high as 103.8 & 103.9, and this was using FSN Wisconsin's gun. It was insane, and his slider is crushing.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 02, 2010, 09:03:07 AM
2 teams later & I still hate that guy.

I guess I'll never understand the hatred Boston-fan has for Manny. Did he act like a turd towards the end of his tenure in Beantown? Without question, but the predator posted a 1.008 OPS during his seven-years there for which obviously was a vital variable in their two World Championships. Seriously, has the fan-base forgotten that and his protection of Big Papi? Reason is your friend.  :)

Oh but don't forget the not running out ground balls, sometimes ridiculous defense, etc.  Not to mention the whole quitting on the team thing against the Yankees and his many "My left hammy hurts!" "There's nothing wrong with it." "Did I say left? I meant right." "Yeah we MRI'd both legs & you're fine."   :D  Hate the player, love the stats he put up.  Give me a Youkilis, Pedroia, V-Tek, or even a Trot Nixon type player any day.


Did anyone else catch Chapman either of the past two nights? I was able to catch the game last night against the Crew, and the average speed for his seven fastballs was 102.1. He was clocked as high as 103.8 & 103.9, and this was using FSN Wisconsin's gun. It was insane, and his slider is crushing.

He has some absolutely filthy stuff.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 02, 2010, 09:36:59 AM

Did anyone else catch Chapman either of the past two nights? I was able to catch the game last night against the Crew, and the average speed for his seven fastballs was 102.1. He was clocked as high as 103.8 & 103.9, and this was using FSN Wisconsin's gun. It was insane, and his slider is crushing.



Just keep Dusty Baker away from him.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 02, 2010, 08:13:28 PM
Phew, rollercoaster ride is over...

Quite a few bad plays on both sides, loads of hits, some iffy calls, bunch of homers, a grand slam, I think 25 guys total left on base, what a crazy game tonight:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/phlcol.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 03, 2010, 06:26:37 AM
Phew, rollercoaster ride is over...

Quite a few bad plays on both sides, loads of hits, some iffy calls, bunch of homers, a grand slam, I think 25 guys total left on base, what a crazy game tonight:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/phlcol.jpg)

Welcome to Colorado Manny Delcarmen.  :-\
He's a nice guy. He played town league ball on my old boss' team before getting signed.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 03, 2010, 10:25:23 AM
Welcome to Colorado Manny Delcarmen.  :-\
He's a nice guy. He played town league ball on my old boss' team before getting signed.

They said the same thing on the radio, Larry was joking about the strike zone when he was pitching, sorry, they don't call that in the big leages...

That 7th was so long I forgot Utley had already driven in a run and scored, then came up again and got the grand slam.  He has been hitting the Rockies hard since his first day back at the Vet.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 03, 2010, 10:36:52 AM
Welcome to Colorado Manny Delcarmen.  :-\
He's a nice guy. He played town league ball on my old boss' team before getting signed.

They said the same thing on the radio, Larry was joking about the strike zone when he was pitching, sorry, they don't call that in the big leages...

Heh, out here in AL East Country people still refer to the NL as "The Minors".  (I don't agree with that, but it still makes me laugh.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Crow T. Robot 666 on September 03, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
Phew, rollercoaster ride is over...

Quite a few bad plays on both sides, loads of hits, some iffy calls, bunch of homers, a grand slam, I think 25 guys total left on base, what a crazy game tonight:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/phlcol.jpg)

Welcome to Colorado Manny Delcarmen.  :-\
He's a nice guy. He played town league ball on my old boss' team before getting signed.

Only Philly would have a pitcher who's name is A Bastard.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 06, 2010, 12:56:32 PM
Bill "Spaceman" Lee wins minor league game at age 63.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=sh-billleewins090510

I'm so pissed that I forgot he was pitching. The Rox stadium is practically in my back yard. (2.5 miles)   :grr:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 06, 2010, 02:11:17 PM
That's pretty amazing stuff.....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 06, 2010, 03:32:50 PM
That's pretty amazing stuff.....

He's crazy.  If MLB Network ever airs it you should watch his documentary that NESN did.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on September 10, 2010, 07:26:21 AM
Dear closing pitcher for the Reds:
Thank you for being high last night.

XXX

Anais
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 10, 2010, 10:54:03 AM
Yeah that was pretty amazingly bad.  Good heads up running though!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 12, 2010, 05:07:10 PM
Dear St. Paul Pioneer Press,

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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It'll be interesting to see whether the Boston Red Sox, who have a $12.5 million option on lefty DH David Ortiz's contract for next season, make a run at Minnesota Twins lefty DH Jim Thome, 40, when Thome becomes a free agent after the season. Ortiz turns 35 in November.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

I really can't see the Sox passing on Ortiz's option especially since I really doubt we will resign Beltre. (And even Victor Martinez is a question mark for next year.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 13, 2010, 06:20:36 AM
1st round of playoffs are done in the Head To Head league.

This week's matchups:  The Epic Fails vs. Hazel Mae's Hooters  / Greasy Ol' Stains vs. RAD Racing.

s1 is on vacation & didn't bring her laptop so if I lose this week it truly will be an Epic Fail on my part.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 17, 2010, 10:59:47 AM
The breakdown on how the Red Sox can still manage to make the playoffs:


If Yankees go 11-5, they clinch a playoff spot, regardless of what the Sox do.
If Yankees go 10-6, Sox must go 16-0 to tie.
If Yankees go 9-7, Sox must go 15-1 to tie.
If Yankees go 8-8, Sox must go 14-2 to tie.
If Yankees go 7-9, Sox must go 13-3 to tie.
If Yankees go 6-10, Sox must go 12-4 to tie.
If Yankees go 5-11, Sox must go 11-5 to tie.
If Yankees go 4-12, Sox must go 10-6 to tie.

"So you're saying I have a chance?"  (Yeah, about a 3% chance.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 17, 2010, 11:44:10 AM
The Cardinals will need a kipnapping spree to make the playoffs.....hmmmmmm....

BRB
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on September 18, 2010, 07:20:48 AM
Looks like that NL West race is going be exciting down to the wire.   I'm rooting for the Rockies.

And its nice to see the Twins aren't going to have to play a 163rd game this year - magic number is 7!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 18, 2010, 07:22:31 AM
Twins are just stomping everyone.   Hope they get to the WS.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on September 18, 2010, 07:38:02 AM
Looks like that NL West race is going be exciting down to the wire.   I'm rooting for the Rockies.


[scruffy] second [/scruffy]



 ;D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 18, 2010, 08:27:42 AM
Tulo is absolutely killing it lately. My fantasy team approves.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on September 18, 2010, 09:27:35 AM
Tulo is absolutely killing it lately. My fantasy team approves.

I'll agree and raise you the fact that he is HAWT...hell most of the Rockies are HAWT, but Ian Stewart is my fave. Soooooooo dreamy *drool*


Sure, not why most people like Baseball. STOP JUDGING ME
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on September 18, 2010, 10:14:00 PM
Twins magic number down to 5.   And Rockies gain 1/2 game.  Good day in baseball.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on September 20, 2010, 09:14:11 PM
Don't know if anyone would be interested but I started my own baseball podcast.  We got a cast of 4 inexperience yet passionate fans of the game of baseball.

I posted it in the blogs on thatguywiththeglasses.com and can be found here: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-sept-19-2010 (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-sept-19-2010)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 21, 2010, 06:41:08 AM
Cool, I'll give it a listen at some point.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on September 21, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
Woo!   Twins wins the AL Central! 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on September 21, 2010, 10:17:11 PM
TWINS Hell Yeah!@!!!

:D :D

Well played Mauer.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 22, 2010, 12:15:04 AM
Phillies got their magic number down to 6.  I just hope they are not peaking too soon, I guess there's a few guys that could still play a little better.  ;D

Pressure getting to the Braves?  Loads of mistakes the last 2 games, guess all the new guys on their team can't handle 45,000+ crazed Phillies phans.

If the Twins make it to the world series it's going to be fun playing up there in November... :scared:

Update:   Phillies sweep the Braves, magic number down to 4.  Oswalt didn't get the win but pitched fantastic, only gave up one hit. 
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 25, 2010, 05:13:28 AM
Still looking for teams for our Fantasy Hockey League (aka the "Kill Time Until Baseball Starts" sport)   :D

It's free, it's Head To Head, smack talk encouraged but not required.

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http://hockey.fantasysports.yahoo

You have been invited to join k1's custom league in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Hockey, Foreigners On Ice.

In order to join the league, follow the link above or go to game front page, click the "Sign Up Now" or "Get Another Team" button and follow the links to "Join a Custom League". When prompted, enter the League ID# and password below.

League ID#: 47584
Password: hosers
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 25, 2010, 09:37:06 AM
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AOL Fanhouse's Jeff Fletcher has reported that Tim Lincecum may have been given some "non-humidor" balls during his start in Colorado Friday.

At one point during the sixth inning, Lincecum could be pretty clearly seen saying "(expletive) juiced balls (expletive)" when he tossed a ball back to the umpire. Lincecum, who gave up just one run over eight innings in the game, has so far not commented on the allegations. It's not the first time the Rockies have been accused of slipping some non-humidor balls into play when they are batting, as Giants broadcaster Jon Miller has previously speculated on it. The Rockies, who are 51-26 at home and 31-46 on the road this season, have denied any wrongdoing.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 25, 2010, 10:08:06 AM
Hey, that state invented the fifth down play in college football ......just saying
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on September 25, 2010, 01:10:25 PM
I think its a little ridiculous to assume just because Lincecum "feels" that the ball might be juiced right after he made a bad pitch doesn't really mean the ball may have been different at all.  We're talking about baseball players who live on superstition, guys who after striking out kick themselves for not doing their pre-batting ritual correctly.

I think Lincecum just started losing some control and rather than accepting that he was a little off or losing concentration or whatever, he decided to attribute the reason to the ball since that's a strong rumor going around.  He's in the heat of the game and probably didn't even realize he said that.

I know baseball looked the other way in the past when it came to PED's, but if the Rockies have really been doing this there's just no way they wouldn't know about it.  They would have to know and be letting it happen but why would they just let Colorado do this?  It doesn't make any sense.  They have to appease all 30 teams and not just play favorites with one.

Also, most of the Rockies players have higher stats at home but the only guy who's really ridiculous in terms of home/road splits is CarGo.  Most of the other players numbers are only a little better at home which is normal for a hitters park.  Not only that but opposing teams numbers are higher as well at Coors Field not just the Rockies.  In terms of wins, Philadelphia and Minnesota have more home wins and the Tigers actually have a more outrageous home/road split in terms of wins-loss record.

It just seems ridiculous and it doesn't seem to be working if they were doing it since they still got owned by Lincecum and have been looking pretty shitty as of late.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 25, 2010, 01:54:58 PM
That's probably why the rumor is that they only use them late in the games that they're losing.  *shrug*  I couldn't care less.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 26, 2010, 08:37:56 PM
Rivera & Papelbon both blow saves in the same game. This is not a good thing for either of my fantasy baseball teams. (I have both of them in each league.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on September 26, 2010, 08:40:11 PM
Cool, I'll give it a listen at some point.

Don't know if you listened to our first one but the second one is now up: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-sept-25-2010 (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-sept-25-2010)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 26, 2010, 08:57:41 PM
And I've just won my fantasy baseball league.  This is the first time I've ever won a fantasy league, and could very well be the last, so I'm savoring this victory while I can.

Also, I'm totally going to rub it in my brother's face.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 27, 2010, 09:59:26 AM
I think I got this one in the bag!    But our commish is not going to give out trophies....... hurmph.

"I wish to thank Albert Pujols and Matt Holiday for making this all possible"  :D

Rank   Team Points Pts
1.   PSLOwner                      87
2.   Hardcore Pork               73
3.   Big Bag Of Broken        68
4.   Kent Hrbeck cheated  63.5
5.   RAD Racing                  63
6.   SLO DERACINATORS 59.5
7.   angry kossaks              59
8.   Ironic Badonkadonk    58.5
9.   Dawgs                           55
10.   Raging Elmos           45
11.   BillyMartinDustKick  28.5
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 27, 2010, 10:20:38 AM
Oh don't worry, I've had something set aside for the winner since mid-season.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 27, 2010, 04:09:35 PM
Oh don't worry, I've had something set aside for the winner since mid-season.

"Oh hai potentially terrifying item....."
 :speechless:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 27, 2010, 04:46:14 PM
Head To Head League Playoffs (so far):

Pants Party 2010: Steve Lyons Revenge league:
(http://s2.excoboard.com/forums/15275/user/166363/513252.gif)
Consolation Bracket
(http://s2.excoboard.com/forums/15275/user/166363/513251.gif)

What's funny is that Yahoo doesn't show the scores on any of the shutouts in the brackets. I had to add those in.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on September 29, 2010, 03:56:24 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nEiGkmbueAk/TKOjfQLtc8I/AAAAAAAAHuw/oH114WwVdrk/s400/pittpirates.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on September 29, 2010, 04:18:47 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nEiGkmbueAk/TKOjfQLtc8I/AAAAAAAAHuw/oH114WwVdrk/s400/pittpirates.jpg)

That's cold....... Accurate, but cold.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: TeamRAD on October 01, 2010, 06:41:16 AM

I still cannot believe Chapman hit 105 on the gun in San Diego. Just utter insanity...he's throwing lightning!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nEiGkmbueAk/TKOjfQLtc8I/AAAAAAAAHuw/oH114WwVdrk/s400/pittpirates.jpg)

That's cold....... Accurate, but cold.

Accurate? I'll give you 1993, but not since the day it was elevated to MLB-status. They've won five World Series, three more than the Phillies have.

Hey you two, you're joining me in the dugout for the postseason! *hands k1 & Bob a beer*

And thank you for the cruel joke that will be this stretch for us next season, MLB! Check this out...

June 17-19, @ Boston
June 20-22, Tampa Bay
June 24-26, Minnesota
June 28-30, @ NY Yankees
July 1-3, @ Minnesota

So our season's ending by July 4th in 2011...awesome!  :D

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 01, 2010, 07:11:28 AM
Wow. That's a brutal stretch.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on October 01, 2010, 08:21:28 AM
Wow, Twins play the Pirates as much as any non-American League Central team.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 02, 2010, 12:53:56 PM
Fox is showing TWIB instead of the Mike Lowell farewell ceremony.  NESN is showing a rerun of the previous game.  MLB Network is showing Plays of the Month.  Lowell gets screwed again!
 :grr:
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 02, 2010, 05:23:36 PM
ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME??????? (Top of the 10th Sox/Yanks game 1 - Yanks just took the lead on a crappy attempt at fielding by Papelbon followed by an error by hall.  Runner scores from 2nd on an infield hit.)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 03, 2010, 05:48:29 PM
That's regular season folks.  No extra games this year (sorry Padres).

Let the playoffs begin!

AL

Rays vs Rangers

Twins vs Yankees


NL

Phillies vs Reds

Giants vs Braves
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 03, 2010, 06:03:24 PM
The Epic Fails collapsed and I ended up in 2nd place in head to head.

Bob trounced us all in roto.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on October 04, 2010, 04:58:40 PM
(Don't know if anyone cares about this so I won't post anymore after today.)

New episode of my baseball podcast found here: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-podcast-al-playoff-preview (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-podcast-al-playoff-preview)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 04, 2010, 05:12:51 PM
I don't mind being reminded. (I'm having issues with my pc and haven't had a chance to check it out yet.) Is there a way we can subscribe to it so I don't have to download them individually? Plus then I won't need to be reminded.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on October 04, 2010, 05:28:43 PM
hmm...well if you know how to use an rss feed or live bookmarks you can subscribe to my blip page at this link: http://moleman.blip.tv/rss (http://moleman.blip.tv/rss)

I plan on putting other stuff on that account in the future so it won't be strictly baseball.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 04, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
Excellent, that's exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 04, 2010, 06:34:47 PM
The Epic Fails collapsed and I ended up in 2nd place in head to head.

Bob trounced us all in roto.



Eh, i had pujols, holiday and no injuries.   My only real skill move was guessing oswalt would get traded and drafting him in last round of draft.  I was lucky and I know it.

Now for real playoffs...... I want a Twins WS title   
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on October 05, 2010, 05:14:44 PM
NL Playoff Preview: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-podcast-nl-playoff-preview (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-podcast-nl-playoff-preview)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 06, 2010, 04:45:56 PM
Two games in and the 2010 playoffs are off to an amazing start.   Now it's the Twins time to shine.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 06, 2010, 04:47:50 PM
Ho-hum, just a no hitter!

Congrats Philly
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 06, 2010, 05:05:05 PM
Ok the analysts on TBS are trying to compare Halladay's no-hitter to Don Larson's in 56.  C'mon.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 06, 2010, 05:27:26 PM
Ho-hum, just a no hitter!

It wasn't a perfect game though, he walked a guy, sheesh, get that guy outta here.... 

He had an RBI and scored from second, so I guess we can let the walk slide.

That sure was fun to watch.   ;D  :clap: :highfive:

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Minnesota on October 06, 2010, 09:05:09 PM
Come on Twins, do something here!
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 06, 2010, 09:13:55 PM
Fuck.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 06, 2010, 09:27:23 PM
Well maybe the Twins will show up for tomorrow's game, they certainly didn't bother tonight.

Is it possible to change the manager on the post season roster? Joe Torre is available.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 08, 2010, 06:16:55 PM
Whoa, I guess the Reds and Phillies are making up for yesterdays near perfect game with a crapfest....

That kid throwing 100+ is something, too bad he got no defence behind him...

Let's see what  Madson -> Lidge can do...
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 10, 2010, 02:22:10 PM
After one the most embarrassing performances ever seen in the playoff the Twins are going to give Gardenhire an extension.

I wish I could have extended job security as a reward for doing a terrible job.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 10, 2010, 02:25:09 PM
After one the most embarrassing performances ever seen in the playoff the Twins are going to give Gardenhire an extension.

I wish I could have extended job security as a reward for doing a terrible job.

My former company always promoted the idiots to the level above where they could really cause damage.  The hard working smart people paid the price by constantly getting passed over for promotions.  Maybe it's a similar strategy in the Twins org?
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 10, 2010, 04:31:25 PM
He got the Twins to first place, you think he should be replaced?

And that was an honest question since I am not familiar with the situation.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 10, 2010, 05:40:14 PM
He got the Twins to first place, you think he should be replaced?

And that was an honest question since I am not familiar with the situation.

The Twins haven't gotten past the first round of the playoffs since 2002, lost game 163 in '08, and swept in '06 '09 and this year (where they showed no interest whatsoever).  Gardenhire has done as well as he can but it's not good enough to win the title.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 10, 2010, 05:53:53 PM
He got the Twins to first place, you think he should be replaced?

And that was an honest question since I am not familiar with the situation.

The Twins haven't gotten past the first round of the playoffs since 2002, lost game 163 in '08, and swept in '06 '09 and this year (where they showed no interest whatsoever).  Gardenhire has done as well as he can but it's not good enough to win the title.

Gotcha
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2010, 08:22:19 PM
Well, the Fighten Phills finally showed up for a game this week, after a series where they have looked half dead, hope they can keep this enthusiasm going....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Artie on October 22, 2010, 05:21:14 AM
The MLB front office must be getting nervous at the thought of the Rangers-Giants World Series, that would get terrible ratings.   

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 22, 2010, 06:06:49 AM
The MLB front office must be getting nervous at the thought of the Rangers-Giants World Series, that would get terrible ratings.   



I'd watch game 1 anyway.  After that... *shrug*
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 22, 2010, 09:18:03 AM
The MLB front office must be getting nervous at the thought of the Rangers-Giants World Series, that would get terrible ratings.   



I'd watch game 1 anyway.  After that... *shrug*

Yea, Lee vs. Lincecum would be the only games I'll want to see, the others maybe if I'm bored.

I keep reading that the Giants have outplayed the Phillies, but the fact is this these games have been the worst the Phillies have played all year.  I can remember a few games this season where they made lots of mistakes, but can't remember 2 or more in a row where they have made so many errors or base running blunders...  Bad swings at the plate they have had plenty of this year but have made up for it by playing great defence behind good pitching.

They've won 2 or 3 in a row plenty of times, especially at home, so I'd say there's a good chance of the Phillies making it to the world series.

As much as I'd like to see a Yankees-Phillies rematch I hope the Yankees lose tonight just so the Phillies game doesn't have to start at 4 tomorrow and have to deal with shadows.  4 is a lousy time to start a game this time of year with sunset being around 6.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 22, 2010, 08:10:33 PM
Striking out A-Rod in TX to clinch?  PERFECT ENDING!   :D





Anyone else think Washington looks like Lem from Better off Ted?
(http://l.yimg.com/l/im_siggDUf3P7QSJUzIBN0SzttKAQ---y400/tv/us/img/site/57/08/0000055708_20090319135611.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 23, 2010, 06:58:25 AM
Congrats to the Rangers and their long-suffering fans.

Loved how ESPN spent most of the morning talking about the Yankee offseason needs in hushed tones like they were discussing middle east peace.   Oh what WILL the Yankees do?   Let me think...... oh yeah spend money like a drunken sailor and hope the players they sign aren't stiffs like A-Roid.    $210 million does not buy what it used to.......
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 23, 2010, 10:30:43 PM
 :grr: 

The "never a game 7" streak for the Phillies continues...

Kind of fitting that the season would end with the big piece striking out.  Would have been more fitting if he swung and missed, this was the season of hits and misses in all aspects of the game (perfection to terrible).

Giants were certainly more up for this series, Phillies looked like they had already lost for the first 4 games, by the time they woke up it was too late.

Was a hell of a season, with all the injuries and slumps it was truly amazing that they ended up with the most wins in all of baseball.   I managed to listen on radio or watch almost every game this year, got to be the most games I've managed to catch in a season.

Now they need to find a way to keep Jason Werth.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 25, 2010, 12:40:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Yf0j1rmZVbM?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on October 25, 2010, 12:57:27 PM

Now they need to find a way to keep Jason Werth.

He looks too much like K1 for my liking.   ;)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on October 25, 2010, 01:04:36 PM

Now they need to find a way to keep Jason Werth.

He looks too much like K1 for my liking.   ;)


 :D  I can see that.  Or Edge from WWE.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 02, 2010, 12:40:44 AM
Did anyone watch the World Series? 

I was going to watch the games Lincecum and Lee pitched, but found the Giants fairly annoying to watch when they were playing the Phillies so didn't get around to watching any of it.

Hell of a streak the Giants went on, maybe Guillen shared some of his HGH with the rest of the team, oh, that's right, the feds intercepted that package.  What annoyed me about them was how "jumpy" they seemed, then I read about the HGH, hmmmm.....
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on November 02, 2010, 04:51:22 AM
I did not watch any of the WS this year...... first time ever I think.

Congrats to the Giants.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: anais.jude on November 02, 2010, 05:25:08 AM
I did not watch the world series either. I wish the Rangers would have won.


On the Bright Side.....Back to our regularly scheduled programming!  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 02, 2010, 06:19:30 AM
I did not watch the world series either. I wish the Rangers would have won.


On the Bright Side.....Back to our regularly scheduled programming!  :D

You mean time for Hot Stove talk!  I think the Sox have 3 days to decide if they're picking up the option on Ortiz.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2010, 03:43:47 AM
Wow, maybe I can actually watch baseball on Sunday with the the sound on next season.   Jon Miller drove me insane with his idiotic comments and horrible way of over emphasing odd words in sentences and ending them with a question.

"At bat NOW is Albert Pujols WHO is hitting .321 on THE season?"




Jon Miller, Joe Morgan not returningEmail Print Comments1268 ESPN.com news services

Jon Miller and Joe Morgan's 21-year run on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" is over.

Morgan's contract is expiring and he will not be renewed. Miller's contract is also expiring though he may remain at ESPN working the "Sunday Night Baseball" series and postseason baseball for ESPN Radio.

"Jon and Joe have contributed greatly to the success of 'Sunday Night Baseball' for the past 21 seasons," ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson said in a statement Monday. "Over the last two decades, Joe went from Hall of Fame player to one of his sport's top analysts and Jon's Hall of Fame voice and tremendous knowledge of the game have connected with baseball fans everywhere. We owe them our deepest thanks for an outstanding body of work."

Miller, the play-by-play voice, received the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2010 Ford C. Frick Award. Morgan, the color commentator, was a two-time National League MVP with the Cincinnati Reds. The second baseman was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Moleman on November 10, 2010, 05:55:26 PM
Yeah I know I said I'd stop with the whole self promotion but one more time.  My podcast I do with 3 others called "Full Count"  will be coming out weekly all off-season.  Here is the latest episode and first of the offseason: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-offseason-1 (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/full-count-the-baseball-podcast-offseason-1)

The idea to fill time during the slow and long off-season is to try to get deep into a lot of baseball topics like this week we talk about all the manager changes, why that is done, and some of the positive and negative results changing a manager can bring.  I consider that a lot more entertaining then the constant rumor BS of where people are going to go which is just mindless guessing that NEVER ends up being right.  We'll try to only mention deals that have already been made or we're pretty damn sure are about to be called official at the time of recording.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 11, 2010, 11:11:56 AM
From Yahoo:

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The Red Sox will determine how available Adrian Gonzalez and Prince Fielder are before they start serious negotiations with top free agents. It sounds like the Padres and Brewers will at least listen to offers for their respective first basemen.

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on November 11, 2010, 11:15:48 AM
From Yahoo:

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The Red Sox will determine how available Adrian Gonzalez and Prince Fielder are before they start serious negotiations with top free agents. It sounds like the Padres and Brewers will at least listen to offers for their respective first basemen.



Prince Fielder = DH
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: Bob on November 11, 2010, 02:20:00 PM
Was watching ESPN this morning when Steve Levy was starting to announce the NL gold glove winners and he starts with, "And guess what, Derek Jeter won a gold glove in the national league too"...... Like Jeter is so awesome that he must win gold gloves in leagues he does not even play in.   He announcing parter (Neil Everett ) just went mute at that.   Then Levy mispronounces Molina's (catcher that won the gold glove) name and his co-anchor interupts him and pronounces the name correctly.

Dont know if I hated the "Derek Jeter worship" more or if I love that his co-anchor was having none of it.

P.S.  Found this gem about him..... "He is also known for leaving fellow co-anchor Keith Olbermann in stitches when, due to a teleprompter typo, he said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc"."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-cq0WG_qSA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-cq0WG_qSA)
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 11, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
Jeter...  :grr: 
Alexei Ramirez should win in my opinion.
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 12, 2010, 05:51:47 AM
The Beard Of Truth:
http://www.tauntr.com/content/beard-truth-episode-7-impassioned-plea-theo

"Borgy"  :D
Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 19, 2010, 08:09:32 AM
Breaking sports news from Peter Gammons on Twitter!  :D

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@pgammo Wok bm pppppppppppppppppppppppppp

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@pgammo Plops

I'm not joking. He did tweet those things.  I can't wait to see if Pete Gustin covers that in his Daily Catch Up video today.

**Update**
That didn't take long.  Although not as funny as I thought he'd be with it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/6Igj5kHHtYE?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1

Title: Re: The 2010 baseball thread
Post by: k1 on November 23, 2010, 03:52:40 PM
This has potential to turn into quite the pissing match between Jeter & the Yankees.   :D  :D  (I kinda want the Sox to offer him & Rivera deals just for the heck of it because it'd REALLY piss off NY.  Granted everyone out here hates Jeter and we have no need or room for him, but Rivera would be embraced in a heartbeat for several reasons.  First, he's one of the best at what he does.  Second, he was a good sport at the ring ceremony/Opening Day in 2005 when he received a standing ovation from the Fenway crowd as a thank you for blowing it in the 2004 playoffs.  He just laughed, smiled, & tipped his cap. 



Gotta say I'm not surprised that V-Mart went to Detroit.  Although we sure have the potential to be heading into another "bridge" year despite a pretty hefty payroll (thanks to contracts to people like freaking JD Drew...)