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|Aug-24-16|| ||Penguincw: < PB: Don't feel like looking this up. Is Ken Griffey Jr. the first son of a former major league player to reach the Hall of Fame? >|
Well, Roberto Alomar (elected into the HOF in 2011) was the son of former MLB player, Sandy Alomar Sr.
Although he might not be the first either.
|Aug-24-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Wait a minute. Duke Snider and Eddie Mathews batting leadoff?|
|Aug-24-16|| ||saffuna: Amazing. And Snider hit .210 that year.
There's a sentimental but really nice video of a Milwaukee kid on the field before this game. Willie Mays asked if he wanted him to autograph his glove, and the kid said, "No! This is for Braves only."
He met Warren Spahn again thirty years later at a signing event, and they ended up talking an hour and a half.
|Aug-24-16|| ||WannaBe: <Phony> This article may be of interest to you (or your question)|
|Aug-24-16|| ||saffuna: That can't be an authentic Posnanski article. He doesn't write about himself for the first three paragraphs.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||WannaBe: ChiSox will have a new stadium name:
Good thing it's not Guaranteed <Win> Field.
|Aug-24-16|| ||Penguincw: < ChiSox will have a new stadium name >|
How about Trident Field? :p
|Aug-24-16|| ||WannaBe: <Penguincw> No, that would make Mr. Wrigley very upset. ChicLets Gum would work better. |
You have the Chic to start with and that may appease Mr. Wrigley.
|Aug-25-16|| ||Penguincw: < No, that would make Mr. Wrigley very upset. >|
Isn't that the point, to make your rivals upset?
BTW: Check out this quote from the Tigers' FB page about Cabrera:
"Miguel Cabrera posted his 16th game with three-or-more hits last night, going 3x5 with a run scored and a double. He now has 205 three-hit games in his major league career, which is tied with with [sic] Harold Baines and Michael Young for 58th in MLB history."
Hmm, tied for 58th. Is there some significance with this, because I'm not following?
|Aug-25-16|| ||saffuna: This is so irritating.
Tim Kurkjian of ESPN says "David Ortiz is having the greatest final season in history." Technically true, maybe, but it's not the same as saying the best season at age 40, because it isn't.
Besides, it's so silly, because any number of great players could have retired earlier with better years but chose to keep playing.
And what about Sandy Koufax in 1966? 27-9, 1.73. I don't care how big the strike zone was or how big Dodger Stadium is, that's a great final year.
Ted Williams had an incredible year at age 40. He just kept playing two more years.
Barry Bonds, age 40: .360, .600 on base percentage, 45 home runs (in 370 at bats), 101 RBI, 129 runs. But he also kept playing.
|Aug-25-16|| ||WannaBe: D'Backs (Top 7th inning) and LAD (Top 6th) are both being no-hit.|
|Aug-26-16|| ||WannaBe: D'Backs got a hit, Dodgers, not yet.|
|Aug-26-16|| ||Penguincw: The Dodgers have no-hit the Giants six times before, but the Giants have never no-hit the Dodgers.|
Well, let's hope the Dodgers get a hit. Even if they lose, taking 2 of 3 from the Giants is good enough.
Looking ahead, Dodgers will face the best team in baseball (CHC), while the Giants face the worst (ATL).
Pointless stat: Ellis is 1 for 5 in his career vs. Moore.
|Aug-26-16|| ||saffuna: <Pointless stat: Ellis is 1 for 5 in his career vs. Moore.
Why? Just because he was traded?
|Aug-26-16|| ||WannaBe: Two out bloop single by C. Seager broke up the no-no!!|
|Aug-26-16|| ||Penguincw: Yes! Seager breaks up the no-hitter.
I'm sure this is a coincidence, but I'm actually watching a MLB 16: The Show live stream, where Moore (with TB) one-hits Arizona...
|Aug-26-16|| ||Penguincw: < Why? Just because he was traded? >|
Yes, that's the only reason why I brought it up.
Dodgers showing interest in Phillies players. First Utley from last year, now Ruiz.
|Aug-26-16|| ||saffuna: Did everyone see this catch by Billy Hamilton of Cincinnati a couple of days ago? A great diving catch, but what is really surprising is his incredible speed getting to the ball. |
|Aug-26-16|| ||perfidious: <saffuna....And what about Sandy Koufax in 1966? 27-9, 1.73. I don't care how big the strike zone was or how big Dodger Stadium is, that's a great final year....>|
Yes, it was; trouble for Koufax was that he was through because of the circulatory problem.
<....Did everyone see this catch by Billy Hamilton of Cincinnati a couple of days ago? A great diving catch, but what is really surprising is his incredible speed getting to the ball.>
No, but with his tremendous speed, I should not be at all surprised by anything from him in the outfield.
|Aug-26-16|| ||WannaBe: Pretty funny:
ESPN Staff Writer
Joe Maddon and David Ross presented Vin Scully with the number 67 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard as well the Dodgers flag that flies at Wrigley. Maddon also gave him a set of his t-shirts from Do Simple Better to Try Not to Suck. He's hoping Scully will wear them in retirement.>
Please, please, Vin. Don't suck at retirement. =))
|Aug-27-16|| ||WannaBe: Toronto have re-acquired D. Navarro, they must really like ex-Dodgers catchers. =))|
|Aug-27-16|| ||WannaBe: In case you can't find the real Vin Scully, he is waaaaaaaaaay in the back, on top on that Tower that says "Dodgers", on top of the antenna, since he is doing the play-by-play of the photo shoot! =))|
|Aug-27-16|| ||Penguincw: < Please, please, Vin. Don't suck at retirement. =)) >|
Don't retire at all. :)
< Toronto have re-acquired D. Navarro, they must really like ex-Dodgers catchers. =)) >
He was also an ex-Jay. He left the Jays since he wanted to play for a team that allowed him to be an everyday player, but with Avila coming off the DL, maybe not anymore. With the Jays' 6-man rotation, he'll probably catch 1 or 2 starts/rotation. I imagine this move is done to give Martin some more days off, as he's probably going to play every postseason game, should the Jays make it (Thole+Dickey might not make the postseason roster).
Of course, the Jays (like other teams), love Oakland players as well. ;)
|Aug-27-16|| ||saffuna: I posted this last year when Jason Heyward was a freee agent about to get a huge contract:|
<I read something that said Heyward was rated by advance stats to be one of the ten best players in baseball. Even if that is ten best non-pitchers, I don't understand it.
Heyward hits .290 with 15 homers and 80 RBIs. You can pretty much find rightfielders on a tree who can do that. He's supposed to be a great fielder, but I just don't see how that can move him to the top even if he's a combination of Clemente and Kaline out there.>
He's played full-time for the Cubs this year, and has hit .225 with 6 homers and 34 RBIs. That's poor for a shortstop, embarrassing for a rightfielder.
Cubs are playing great, but I bet they wish they'd never signed Heyward.
|Aug-27-16|| ||WannaBe: Nice day for a Triple Header, Cubs/LAD, KC/BOS and end the evening with ATL/SF. =))|
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