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|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: Smoltz, 5th inning, 1-0: "All the Dodgers are worried about right now is tying the game."|
|Oct-17-18|| ||chancho: Joel Embiid: <“This is not a rivalry, I don’t know our record against them. But it’s pretty bad. They always kick our ass. So this is not a rivalry.”>|
|Oct-17-18|| ||HeMateMe: Dennis Johnson was probably the best defensive guard of his time. Ainge? Made the all star team because he played on the best front line ever. No all star games for Ainge after the Celtics sent him to Portland or phoenix.|
|Oct-17-18|| ||unferth: please don't make me defend Danny Ainge, whom I've loathed since high school. he was a tough defensive shooting guard who could handle the ball, a steady double-digit scorer, one of the best pure shooters and three-points shooter of his era, etc. maybe he doesn't make an all-star team without his Boston notoriety, but he was a fine player.|
now excuse while I retch...
|Oct-17-18|| ||keypusher: <saffuna> <wannabe>|
I thought I had a sure winner with Christy Matheson in 1905 (3-0 in a five-game series) but no.
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: I think it's fair to look at only post-1920, as pitchers didn't throw their hardest before then except when they had men in scoring position. The lack of the home run threat made it unnecessary.|
|Oct-17-18|| ||HeMateMe: Ainge was run out of Portland because the other players hated his guts.|
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: I don't think anybody wants to run him out of Boston today.|
|Oct-17-18|| ||plang: That fan interference call is one of wackiest calls I have ever seen. A call like that could end up being the key play in the series.|
|Oct-17-18|| ||WannaBe: Everyone...
My original question and premise may not have been very clear.
The quake took place before any pitch (real) was thrown. Not sure if any ceremonial first pitch was thrown or not.
If yes, did they throw another ceremonial first pitch for that game when series resumed play??
|Oct-17-18|| ||OhioChessFan: <saff: Say Woodruff goes on to finish the game and gives up no hits. Would Miley then get credit for part of a shared no-hitter?>|
I would guess no, he wouldn't as his boxscore would show 0.0 innings pitched, sort of like a hitter with one at bat and it was a walk doesn't lose a hitting streak thereby. But a quick review didn't tell me anything specific.
|Oct-17-18|| ||HeMateMe: Ainge and Brad Stevens have been a wonderful partnership, at least so far. Stevens is young and that nasty little Mormon doesn't touch a drop of alcohol. Those two could be in business for 25 more years.|
McHale said: "Ainge is a cold hearted businessman. It doesn't matter if people like such and such player. If [kyrie] Irving doesn't strongly indicate he'll commit to Boston, Ainge will trade him in a heartbeat.
Recently, Irving strongly, publicly committed to boston.
Damn, The Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics all doing great. Pretty greedy of the Beantowners. Hopefully the Bruins are shiddy….
|Oct-17-18|| ||WannaBe: Last pitcher who started both games of a double header:|
And pitchers who started and finished double headers!!
|Oct-17-18|| ||WannaBe: I respectfully disagree with <OCF>, I say yes. Combined no-no or perfecto.|
What if the pitcher got hurt throwing the first pitch? 0 IP but he is in the books.
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: Anybody remember when Sparky Anderson was called "Captain Hook"?|
|Oct-17-18|| ||keypusher: < saffuna: I think it's fair to look at only post-1920, as pitchers didn't throw their hardest before then except when they had men in scoring position. The lack of the home run threat made it unnecessary.>|
The ghost of Old Hoss Radbourne is going to bean you in your sleep.
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: <The ghost of Old Hoss Radbourne is going to bean you in your sleep.>|
That dead ball wouldn't even hurt.
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: Red Sox announcer tonight: "Reddick hit .400 on the first pitch, one of the best in the league."|
What the heck does that mean?
He hits .400 IF he likes the pitch and swings at it, and...
...he hits the ball fair.
Doesn't seem so exceptional to me.
If he lets a strike go by, doesn't count.
If he fouls off the pitch, doesn't count.
If he swings and misses, doesn't count.
Some of these new stats drive me crazy.
|Oct-17-18|| ||saffuna: <keypusher> Have you read "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner? If not, you should.|
|Oct-18-18|| ||unferth: and you can't strike out on the first pitch, but you can pick up a strike that contributes to a K.|
I'm a Celtics hater, granted, but it seems to me that the recent tendency to paint Ainge as wizard GM is less than fully justified. yes, they're very promising right now, but they haven't won squat yet--and they have just one title & two finals appearances to date in fifteen years on Ainge's watch.
|Oct-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: I remember Marge Schott better than Sparky Anderson, for some reason. Marge was a ball breaker. very hard to work for people like that.|
|Oct-18-18|| ||chancho: Benintendi!!!|
|Oct-18-18|| ||saffuna: <No interference shall be allowed when a fielder reaches over a fence, railing, rope or into a stand to catch a ball. He does so at his own risk. >|
That's the rule!
Betts reached over the fence. The fan did not reach into the field.
|Oct-18-18|| ||keypusher: My general sense when I was a kid was that Sparky Anderson was a not-too-great manager who somehow lucked into managing two great teams, the Reds and the Tigers. |
I wouldn't have come up with that on my own, so I must have gotten it from somewhere. Is it fair? Is it accurate?
|Oct-18-18|| ||saffuna: Well, he didn't mess things up at least. Not so easy.|
Whoever traded Lee May for Joe Morgan (yes, it was a seven-player trade) and suckered he Giants into giving them George Foster deserves a lot of the credit.
His habit of removing starters after only six or seven innings was controversial at the time.
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