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|Oct-23-14|| ||perfidious: Lions player flies to London, only to be released:
Talk about the unkindest cut of all....
|Oct-23-14|| ||perfidious: <WannaBe> That double play is everyday action--no idea why you would even notice. (wink)|
|Oct-23-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Interesting story on the expanded strike zone: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/u...|
Still, I think this qualifies as too much knowledge:
<The share of pitches between 18 and 24 inches high rose to 18.3 percent this season, from 16.8 percent in 2009, according to Roegele’s research. Batters now swing at 49.2 percent of those pitches, up from 45 percent. The trends lead to more strikeouts and more at-bats when a batter, behind in the count, becomes defensive. And they also lead to more ground-ball outs, because low pitches are tough to hit.>
|Oct-23-14|| ||WannaBe: We have an update on that winner of World Series poll:|
|Oct-23-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Why do I have the feeling these pollsters are Democrats?|
|Oct-24-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony how come California is grey in that graph & not red? Was there an earthquake recently? ; P|
|Oct-24-14|| ||Travis Bickle: I hear they're rooting for the Giants in Peru. That must be the 33%...|
|Oct-24-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Nah, Travis, It's all blue because of the Electoral College.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||Travis Bickle: So Phony if you carry the state of California you win the election right?|
|Oct-24-14|| ||WannaBe: Yet another "Brilliancy Prize Winner".
|Oct-24-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Joe Maddon not returning as manager in Tampa Bay:
Guy is gonna pick up a bundle somewhere. There will even be cries among the fans and media around here to bring him to Detroit. Brad Ausmus failed to impress a lot of people who don't make these decisions.
|Oct-24-14|| ||Jim Bartle: The Tampa GM moved to the Dodgers.
Many people wonder how good a manager Mattingly is.
Maddon is fron Southern California.
|Oct-24-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <JB> Sounds very significant.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||WannaBe: According to ESPN and according to their source, M. is not going to replace M.|
The dreaded vote of confidence...
And yes, Maddon have a home in Belmont Shores, which is a little subsection of Long Beach, CA https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#...
|Oct-24-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Platoon baseball at its finest: the Dodgers pinch-hit for two of their position players in the first inning. Guys take their turn in the field, but never get to hit. Sounds like my old days on the ball field.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||WannaBe: Yes, that guy in the Marlins shirt was at AT&T Park, behind the home plate. Gotta be an expensive hobby/trip/tickets.|
|Oct-25-14|| ||Travis Bickle: There's a rumor going around the Chicago sports scene that Joe Maddon is going to sign a huge deal & manage The Cubs... Tell me I'm dreaming...|
|Oct-25-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I heard da Bears were going to sign Maddon as Quarterback in a major upgrade at that position.|
|Oct-25-14|| ||Phony Benoni: The Raiders are probably kicking themselves for hiring a new coach too soon. They would had a chance to bring back the Glory Days.|
|Oct-25-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Phony not John Madden, he's Joe's brother... ; P|
|Oct-25-14|| ||OhioChessFan: <Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined.>|
|Oct-25-14|| ||perfidious: <PB> All those runs scored and no home runs, with those hitters in each lineup.|
Was a bit surprised Preacher Roe relieved in that game, but I recall him discussing the way the '48 season went in <Boys of Summer>.
Leo Durocher had decided to keep two left-handers and Joe Hatten was one of them, so it came down to Dwain Sloat and Roe for the other spot. Roe pitched consecutive shutouts to nail down his berth--as he noted in <Boys>, his only two shutouts of the year.
Another note of interest: Dodgers' starting catcher was Bruce Edwards, who was mentioned by Gil Hodges as being okay till he gained weight. Then along came Campanella.
|Oct-25-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I noticed Musial got his fifth triple in that game, in the middle of May. Then I saw he had between 14 and 20 a year for six straight years. Sort of supports the image of him as a hustling player.|
|Oct-25-14|| ||WannaBe: <OhioChessFan> I don't know where he moved to after the 7th inning stretch, because the guy who sang "God Bless America" was in his seat by the time TV started Bottom of 7th.|
I'd like to think he gave up his seat to the Petty Officer who did the singing. See if Leavy is at the Stadium tonight.
|Oct-25-14|| ||Phony Benoni: How To Break Up a Double Play, by Albert Belle:
Well, he didn't go out of the baseline.
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