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|Jun-30-16|| ||WannaBe: Wheeee!!!! Coastal Carolina from Big South Conference. How-a-bout-that?|
Go Chantillier, Go Chanticleats, go Channel#9. How about just Go Coastal!!!
(There, I can spell that word.)
|Jun-30-16|| ||WannaBe: Kershaw have herniated disk, LAD trades for Norris of ATL.|
See if Fernando or Hershiser are available. Heck Koufax's still alive and kickin', sheeeeeeeet.
|Jun-30-16|| ||WannaBe: D. Schoenfield on MadBum DH for hisself:
|Jun-30-16|| ||WannaBe: MadBum hits a lead off double to start the third inning!! Bochy is a freakin' <GENIUS>!!|
|Jun-30-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Why doesn't he DH when he's not pitching?|
|Jun-30-16|| ||Penguincw: While on the topic of pitchers hitting, I think a while ago I saw someone suggest a "Pitcher Home Run Derby", so a home run derby, but only for pitchers. Could be interesting to see guys like MadBum, Arrieta, Colon, etc. hit. After all, the Home Run Derby is kinda just batting practice, so let's see how the pitchers fare.|
|Jun-30-16|| ||WannaBe: Easiest trivia question ever (From Giants radio announcers) tonight. So everybody's disqualified from answering.|
Q: Before calling Oakland home, A's called Kansas City home, before that, where did they call home?
A: E.T. call home?
|Jun-30-16|| ||Jim Bartle: <Kershaw have herniated disk, LAD trades for Norris of ATL.>|
Mike Norris of Oakland, leader of the brilliant staff that Billy Martin burned out in two years.
|Jul-01-16|| ||perfidious: <Jim: Mike Norris of Oakland, leader of the brilliant staff that Billy Martin burned out in two years.>|
Yes, and I am the current third baseman for Red Sawx.
In all seriousness, I have wondered about that aspect of Martin as a manager. Fiery, thus a terrific short-term fix for any team, I do not recall his tendencies as an in-game manager. Did he have trouble handling a pitching staff, a la Dusty Baker, or was he closer to the Earl Weaver mould?
It was evident that those 1980-81 A's had some front-line talent (Henderson, Murphy and Armas to name several), but clearly could not compete with the powerhouse Royals or Yankees of the day.
|Jul-01-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Martin wore those pitchers out, wouldn't go to the bullpen.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: Time for a GoFundMe campaign for R. Goodell. Poor guy.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: Weird, it's Friday and CLE/TOR is playing a day game...|
|Jul-01-16|| ||Phony Benoni: <Party Animal> If I still had any of those rare cards, they would be worthless today. Probably like you and most other normal kids, I actually touched my cards, flipped them around, stacked them up, used them for drink coasters or bookmarks, and licked the excess bubble gum sugar off them. |
If we wrecked one using i as a noise maker in the spokes of our bicycle, no big deal. There would be another one next year, with the same picture and updated stats. Joe Koppe never changed, and I had a million of him.
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: I wish I have a contract like Bobby B.
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: TOR's 1B named Smoak?! He just smoked one to center field for solo HR.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||perfidious: <WannaBe: Weird, it's Friday and CLE/TOR is playing a day game...>|
Nothing strange about that--it is Canada Day.
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: <perfidious> Can't be, my iCalendar does not say that. =))|
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: Annnnnnnnd they're going to the 16th inning. Nothing like bonus baseball.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: Top of 18th, officially a double-header!! Cleveland have inserted T. Bauer (starter), while Toronto countered with Goins, their second baseman.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: 19 innings, whatamarathonofagame!!!|
|Jul-01-16|| ||Phony Benoni: The next pitcher for the Indians would have been Huxley Fred.|
|Jul-01-16|| ||Penguincw: Grr, Jays fall to 3-1 in 18+ inning games.
Interesting game, nice to see Goins and Barney pitch. Jays could've brought out tomorrow's starter, ace Marco Estrada, but they didn't (it's fine, they'll have him for tomorrow). Perhaps Corey Kluber (Sunday's probable) will pitch tomorrow.
Congrats to the Indians, who haven't loss a game since the Cavaliers won the NBA Championship.
Not going to rant on how bad home plate umpire Vic Carapazza was...
|Jul-01-16|| ||perfidious: <PB: The next pitcher for the Indians would have been Huxley Fred.>|
Long as it wasn't going to be Huxley Aldous.
|Jul-01-16|| ||WannaBe: CIN/WAS going extra innings, will they go 19, or 20???|
|Jul-02-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Tigers' rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer probably won't get any All Start consideration, but he's got some streak going.|
Over his last eight starts, totaling 53.3 innings, he has gone 7-0 while allowing 3 (!) runs and 23 hits, walking 16 and striking out 48. That's an ERA of 0.43, just 4.03 hits per nine innings, and a WHIP of 0.76.
You have to guard against making too much of rookie phenoms, and they do have him on a short leash -- but those are still some numbers.
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