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|Jun-26-15|| ||WannaBe: In other news, Fielders, meet Bonds, Bonds, meet the Fielders.|
|Jun-26-15|| ||Phony Benoni: He gave up a run? That's it; Scherzer is no longer the best pitcher in baseball. Bring on the next candidate!|
|Jun-26-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Two--count 'em, two--runs.|
|Jun-26-15|| ||Penguincw: Despite Fielder's milestone homerun, the Blue Jays still win another blowout (their 18th on the season).|
In other news, what I found somewhat interesting (though not really notable) is that the 2 batters that most recently ruined Scherzer's perfect game bids were both Venezuelan: Jose Tabata ruined Scherzer's perfect game by getting plucked, while Freddy Galvis got a hit to ruin his bid today. Can't quite continue it back, as Scherzer's start before the no-hitter was a one-hitter in Milwaukee. It would've been a perfect game except that he surrendered a hit to Carlos Gomez (Dominican Republican) and Shane Peterson (American).
|Jun-26-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Oh no, he got plucked! What a chicken.
Actually he was kind of a chicken, leaning his elbow into the pitch.
|Jun-26-15|| ||Penguincw: Hehe, I said "plucked", but I think the correct word is "plunked". :P|
|Jun-27-15|| ||Phony Benoni: I'm beginning to think Verlander might have pulled a Dizzy Dean.|
Back in 2012, he started the All-Star game. Normally, he would start the game easily by only throwing in the mid-90s, gradually working his way up as the game went on. For the All-Star Game, he decided to show off a bit by throwing full speed, triple-digit heat right from the start.
He pitched horribly, and when the season resumed had a very bad stretch. Both 2013 and 2014 were subpar years for him. Now, the injury bug is biting.
Part of it is just normal aging, wear and tear. But varying from a successful routine can throw everything off.
|Jun-28-15|| ||WannaBe: Life of an AAA emergency starter, Matt pitched 6 innings, allowed one hit, yesterday; and today, he's back to the minors.|
Probably had time to shower, grab a hotdog and get back on the next flight... Chances are good he will be a late season call-up.
|Jun-28-15|| ||Penguincw: Mark Teixeira uses an umpire to help him make a groundout.|
So, would that be a 3-11-3 play? (9=RF,10=HPUmp,11=1BUmp,12=2BUmp,13=3BUmp)
|Jun-28-15|| ||Phony Benoni: When a major league baseball players runs into you and <HE> bounces off, it may be time to start looking at a diet.|
And why wasn't Teixeira ejected for touching an umpire?
|Jun-29-15|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony, I'd like to sign this guy up with the Blackhawks for defenseman! Houston Texans JJ Watt DT at 6'5 & 289 lbs. would be a nice addition... ; P|
Here JJ shows a nice slapshot before a charity hockey game.
|Jun-29-15|| ||Phony Benoni: I dunno, Travis. Looks a little slow on those skates. I'll bet Gordie Howe could make him look silly.|
And I'm talking about right now.
|Jun-29-15|| ||WannaBe: New HR Derby format revealed:
|Jun-29-15|| ||Phony Benoni: There go Mike Hargrove's chances.|
|Jun-29-15|| ||Penguincw: Well that was harsh. Looking at the CLE-TB game, Cody Anderson retired the first 19 Rays batters before surrendering a homerun, to ruin his bid for a perfect game, no-hitter and shutout.|
Indians still win 7-1.
|Jun-29-15|| ||Phony Benoni: Sounds like he pressed his luck, and the Whammy got him. (Gotta stop watching those old game shows.)|
|Jun-30-15|| ||WannaBe: Jokers Wild? If my ol' memory serves.|
|Jun-30-15|| ||Phony Benoni: No, that one was called "Press Your Luck". You pressed a button, and a cash prize would pop up on a flashing board. But if you hit a whammy, you lost every last cent.|
The ability of people to smile ruefully amazes me.
|Jun-30-15|| ||Travis Bickle: <Phony Benoni: I dunno, Travis. Looks a little slow on those skates. I'll bet Gordie Howe could make him look silly.
And I'm talking about right now.>
No Phony you don't understand, GM Stan Bowman wants to try JJ Watts out as a defenseman wearing baseball cleats instead of skates! ; P
Check out this potential Blackhawk, 'JJ Watts' in the gym!!
Imagine big bad Zdeno Chara or your homeboy Gordie Howe getting picked up on the back of Watts and body slammed to the ice!! Chara would need an ambulance but Howe would need an undertaker! lol
|Jun-30-15|| ||whiteshark: <DIR♙♙ alert> Five-time World Champion gone + won with TIRP (tripple DIR♙♙♙): Anand vs Baklan, 2007|
|Jun-30-15|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, Watt would have to catch Howe first. And don't misunderstand ol' Gordie. Despite his clean-cut appearance, he had a reputation for being one of the nastiest players around if he got riled up. You messed with Howe, you paid the price.|
By the way, you may have heard that Howe (87) suffered a series of life-threatening strokes last year. He's not fully recovered (and probably never will be), , but he's come back enough to be back skating again. Watt may get his chance yet.
|Jun-30-15|| ||Travis Bickle: <Phony Benoni> I didn't know Howe was so incapacitated & ill, so I'm sorry for making a joke about him. |
It seems like you have a sense of humor with your clique, (Bartle, wannabe, etc.), but with me you're bitterly & sarcastically dead serious at all times!! F#@% it I tried to be friends...
P.S. Watt breaking Gordie Howe's back would be so ridiculously cruel that it would be more humane for him to strangle a 100 year old woman.
|Jun-30-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Listening to Olbermann, the family had believed he was about to die last year, but he recovered. |
Olbermann did a fantastic show where he asked people to send in photos of Howe with fans. Just unbelievable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeD...
Starts about 1:30.
|Jun-30-15|| ||WannaBe: Nice article on the '57 Cincinnati "ballot stuffin'", did not know there's a beer called "Burger Beer"...|
|Jun-30-15|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, I apologize for not making it clear the my note about Howe's health had nothing to do with our little back-and-forth about him and J J Watt. That was just the sort of horseplay fans indulge in from time to time. I certainly wasn't taking it seriously in the least.|
The only reason I put in the note about Howe's health was just to state that it was improving. The news of his illness was quite public, and I didn't think the word about his recovery had gotten out.
If I seem to speak differently with than with others, it's because you're a distinct personality iwtha voice all your own, and I like to try and answer in the same vein. I'm really trying to laugh with you, even if I do a poor job and it doesn't seem that way.
Often, my humor lies in making ridiculous statements with a straight face. This works better in person than on the Internet. And, yes, I can be sarcastic, but I try to be humorous instead of cutting of hateful. If something seems absurd to me, I'll point it out, and try to do so humorously. But I always just want to make people think, never to hurt them
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