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|Aug-11-18|| ||HeMateMe: I guess the media didn't get all of it
|Aug-11-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Only one basketball player has lead NCAA Division 1 in both points per game and assists per game.|
Anyone want to guess? (before you google it, of course!!)
|Aug-11-18|| ||saffuna: It was last year. Not hard to remember.|
|Aug-12-18|| ||WannaBe: Another baseball 'first', an inning that took only 2 pitches:|
Now, I am waiting for an inning, that only take one pitch, or better yet, no pitch!
Runner on second to start the inning, the pitcher does not come to a complete stop, balk is called.
Runner goes to third. Manager gets creative and intentionally walks the batter, (Remember, you don't have to throw 4 pitches anymore. Speed up the game, you know)
So first and third, no out, next pitch, line drive to third, catch, step on third, throw to first.
Triple play. One pitch.
Same scenario, first and third, (or first and second after IBB) fly ball, both runner tags and runner at third gets tagged out and runner from first got caught in a run down, Triple Play.
Man, this can be so much fun!!! One pitch & 3 outs! I love this new rule in minor league. Imagine all the possibilities!
|Aug-12-18|| ||HeMateMe: Nate Archibald?|
|Aug-12-18|| ||HeMateMe: True story, major league baseball catcher, fluent in languages, is sent to france in WWII to see how close Heisenberg is to developing an atomic weapon for the Nazis|
|Aug-12-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: One of the best putouts you'll ever seen from anyone not named Bo Jackson or Roberto Clemento:|
This Laureano kid debuted in MLB last week, hit a homer 1st game then runs a ball down and completes the 320-foot putout to double up the runner scrambling back to first.
|Aug-12-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Yes, last year Trae Young of Oklahoma become the only freshman to lead Div 1 basketball in both points and assists per game.|
In fact, he is the only <player> to achieve that feat.
He averaged 27.4 PPG and 8.7 APG.
|Aug-12-18|| ||Penguincw: < WannaBe: Now, I am waiting for an inning, that only take one pitch, or better yet, no pitch! >|
Just balk twice to get the winning run home. Or, pickoff, IBB, pickoff, IBB, etc.
|Aug-12-18|| ||saffuna: <True story, major league baseball catcher, fluent in languages, is sent to france in WWII to see how close Heisenberg is to developing an atomic weapon for the Nazis>|
Moe Berg, I assume. Well-known story.
|Aug-12-18|| ||saffuna: What are the worst won-loss records for starting pitchers with really good ERAs?|
I ask because Jacob deGrom is 6-7 with a 1.77 ERA for the Mets this year.
I remember one year Nolan Ryan went 8-16 with a 2.70 for Houston. There must be worse than that.
|Aug-12-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Orel Hershiser went 15-15 once with an era of 2.31.|
According to Wikipedia, Hershiser only got a paltry <13> runs of offensive support from the Dodgers during his 59 2/3 streak of consecutive scoreless innings in 1988.
That year Hershiser finished 23-8 with a 2.31 ERA and won the Cy Young, plus a Gold Glove, MVP of WS and 6th in MVP voting to winner Kirk Gibson.
|Aug-12-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Besides Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux has to be the best HOF pitcher to get terrible run sport throughout his whole career.|
|Aug-12-18|| ||plang: Woods was great today shooting a 64 despite missing every fairway on the front nine. He hit a number of remarkable shots.|
Could easily have won if not for the consistent brilliance of Koepka.
|Aug-12-18|| ||WannaBe: Cubs 4, Nats 3. Walk-off Grand Salami, I just wish NL have DH so we can have more scoring and fans more interested.|
|Aug-13-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Mike D'Antoni on the pickup of Carmelo Anthony by the Rockets today:|
Nothing about this move makes sense to me. NOTHING.
He's cheap, though. He's signed at $2.4 vet minimum and his other $25 million in salary is being picked up by Atlanta.
But OKC now pays Dennis Shroeder's $15 million a year, so the Hawks are paying $12 million in empty money this year to get out from under Schroeder's deal.
|Aug-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: Isn't the Rockets pretty much Melo style? Iso-ball, shoot from the corner or hit a cutter to the basket (usually the Beard). Only problem is, I wonder if Melo actually wants to make that pass to the cutter...|
Can't blame Mike D. Houston went as far as they could last year, with their one dimensional attack. Harden was worn down from driving and dribbling for whole games. What the Rockets really need is not Carmelo Anthony. they need a guy with young legs who can finish at the basket and also make the accurate pass to the three point line, someone who can give the Rockets 20 minutes of good point guard and shooter play, so Harden can rest or play a little bit of off guard during the game.
|Aug-13-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: < HeMateMe: Isn't the Rockets pretty much Melo style? Iso-ball, shoot from the corner or hit a cutter to the basket (usually the Beard). Only problem is, I wonder if Melo actually wants to make that pass to the cutter...
Can't blame Mike D. Houston went as far as they could last year, with their one dimensional attack. Harden was worn down from driving and dribbling for whole games. What the Rockets really need is not Carmelo Anthony. they need a guy with young legs who can finish at the basket and also make the accurate pass to the three point line, someone who can give the Rockets 20 minutes of good point guard and shooter play, so Harden can rest or play a little bit of off guard during the game.>|
You're prob right that Houston thought they needed another offensive "big gun" to get over the GS hump.
But Carmelo's style of "ISO" ball is a little different than Harden or Chris Paul.
Carmelo likes to catch the ball around the extended free throw line (around 14-18 ft from rim) and then work from there, using lots of dribbles and maybe even backing his man down slowly.
The Harden or Paul ISO plays start beyond the three point line, and they make a very quick move, and then either dish it or beat their man and get into the lane. Melo's brand of attack is much, much slower and takes a lot more dribbles before a decision is made. The Rockets specifically WANT to minimize a lot of mid-range jumpers at 18-22 feet - why take those when you could've just taken a 3-pointer for more value instead?
D'Antoni deserves coach of the decade if he can make Carmelo into an effective weapon that helps the Rockets slay the GS Warriors dragon -- Melo looked absolutely <dreadful> last year in OKC as a tertiary option. He looked completely bored, tired and out of place.
|Aug-13-18|| ||saffuna: <Can't blame Mike D. Houston went as far as they could last year, with their one dimensional attack.>|
And with Chris Paul going down when they were leading Golden State 3-2.
|Aug-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: oh, just realized that the Rockets lost in the playoffs playing without C. Paul. That made a huge difference, as Harden was worn down without CP to spell him. That does make acquiring Melo a mistake, unless Mike D is assuming that CP3 is going to be chronically injured for the rest of his career. Perhaps Melo is just an insurance policy--if he doesont work out, just waive him midseason or trade for a second rounder or back up PG.|
Melo is laughing all the way to the bank. He, Jo Noah and Derrick Rose all played for the Knicks. over the hill or crippled, they held up the knicks for a combined $300M without delivering a SINGLE winning season!
Someone should make a Netflix movie: "LETS ROB THE NEW YORK KNICKS!"
|Aug-13-18|| ||HeMateMe: Oh, wait. I think Melo's first year the Knicks almost made the playoffs, went .500. I guess that makes it all worthwhile...|
|Aug-13-18|| ||saffuna: The Knicks did pull off one of the all-time great robberies themselves, getting Dave DeBusschere for Walt Bellamy and Howie Komives.|
DeBusschere fit in perfectly, became an all-time great. Knicks never would have won a title with that team without him.
Plus the trade allowed them to move Willis Reed from forward to center, where he was also great.
Komives was a decent player, but with Frazier on the team he became superfluous.
When the trade was made, I thought the Knicks had gone crazy.
|Aug-13-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Melo's 2nd year in NY they had a surprising season, won the division and like 55 games and went to 2nd round of playoffs. But I think Amare Stoudemire was still somewhat healthy that year.|
Carmelo has taken a 1st round playoff exit something like 9 times. (including last year with OKC)
|Aug-13-18|| ||Penguincw: This was a week ago, but Chad Bettis recently duelled Jameson Taillon.|
What do they both have in common?
Fought testicular cancer in 2017.
|Aug-13-18|| ||unferth: wasn't the Melo signing essentially just to please Chris Paul?|
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