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|Sep-15-17|| ||Penguincw: < Hitter smashes double on next pitch. Lackey goes nuts, gets tossed. >|
And it was the pitcher too who got a hit (albeit a good hitting pitcher)!
I do wonder if the batter's reaction (ex. walking to the dugout toward vs. staying at the plate) affects the umpires' call (at least on borderline pitches).
Looking at the actual pitch, I think it's a strike too, but I don't think the way Contreras caught that really helped. Sure, it's where it crosses the strike zone, not where it ends up, but I've seen many pitchers get the call, even if it's outside, if the catcher frames it well, and the pitcher has pinpoint accuracy. I'm sure the opposite exists as well.
It can be hard to tell from just looking at the pitch in 2D, but I'm not an ump. And an important question as well (in general): did <both> sides get that call (probably just one bad call).
Well, Cubs did win, so doesn't matter, no harm, no foul.
< Lackey would have punched out that supid blind ump! >
The HP umpire is Jordan Baker, who at 6'7'', is the tallest ump in MLB, so who knows. ;)
|Sep-15-17|| ||Travis Bickle: <Penguincw: ..The HP umpire is Jordan Baker, who at 6'7'', is the tallest ump in MLB, so who knows. ;)>|
Penguin, Lackey is 6'6" & weighs 235, plus he was rabid like a Rotweiller not a fatso who eats donuts for breakfast! ; P
|Sep-15-17|| ||WannaBe: Both NYY & BOS fined for spy-ball
|Sep-15-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Fire Terry Francona!|
|Sep-15-17|| ||Penguincw: And the Cleveland Indians' long winning streak comes to an end. Did Sports Illustrated put them on the cover?|
Hmm, time to rest for the playoffs I guess? Or go for those top seeds?
P.S. Just realized Indians blew a 3-1 lead in this game. :p
|Sep-16-17|| ||saffuna: When did UCLA and Memphis decide to play Arena Football? 47-45 4th quarter.|
|Sep-16-17|| ||Penguincw: Never start Trevor Bauer if your team is on a 22 game winning streak:|
|Sep-17-17|| ||saffuna: Do NOT listen to the Tigers game as it goes to the 9th.|
|Sep-17-17|| ||saffuna: Oops. Matthew "Oil Can" Boyd falls one batter short. Solid double with two out in the ninth.|
But haven't one-hitters sort of become a Detroit Tigers tradition?
|Sep-17-17|| ||Penguincw: So close to the no-hitter. Of course it occurs on the last out.|
In a related note, the HP umpire for the game was Dan Iassogna. Interestingly enough, he was also an ump for the 2 no-hitters by ex-Tiger, Justin Verlander. Verlander is pitching today for HOU, and a win, and the Astros are going to the playoffs.
|Sep-17-17|| ||Penguincw: Interesting thing I noticed in the NL WC standings earlier today:|
Team, W-L, Pct., E#
MIA, 69-80, .463, 1
PIT, 68-81, .456, E
ATL, 67-80, .456, 1
SD, 66-83, .443, E
So PIT was ahead of ATL in the standings, but ATL still had a chance to pickup the WC, but PIT didn't!
Obviously, ATL is now eliminated, and while they may have been mathematically alive, even if they won every game from here on out, and COL lost every game, they still wouldn't have made it. And yes, this is due to the W-L record, and the fact that Elimination Numbers only take into account number of losses.
|Sep-18-17|| ||WannaBe: We very well could see two teams finish in triple digits in victories, something not seen since 2004 MLB season.|
LAD 96-53 could have already reached 100, if they had play .500 ball and not have lost 11 in a row and 16 out of 17.
LAD's remaining schedule: @PHI (4-games) vs SFG (3) vs SD (3) @COL (3). If LAD only win 1 game in each series, 100 Ws.
CLE 93-57 would have best record in baseball had they not gone 1-5 after the All-Star break (Swept at OAK, and lost 2 of 3 at SFG).
Remaining schedule: @LAA (3), @SEA (3), vs MIN (3), vs ChiSox (3).
LAA and SEA will be tough road games, LAA still in the WC hunt, SEA is technically alive, but methinkth they are done.
Scheduling wise, looks harder for CLE to get to 100 Ws.
|Sep-18-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Well, Travis, we'll know more about theLions in a few minutes. They bezt a supposedly good team at home, but now play another good one on the road. I'd sy the fans are cautiously optimistic, but Lions' fans know better than being any kind of optimistic.|
|Sep-18-17|| ||WannaBe: That's some great D by Detroit.|
|Sep-18-17|| ||Travis Bickle: Phony, my the Bears just plain SUCK!! They're the worst team in the NFL, due to inept ownership, inept coaching & a total Buffoon at GM! Fire em all!!!|
Example of ineptness, QB Mike Glennon with a 4-13 record with the Bucs was signed to a 3 year 45 million dollar contract with 19 million guaranteed...
|Sep-18-17|| ||Travis Bickle: Mr Benoni, let's have a moment of silence for Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan the greatest Manager in Pro Wrestling History!! Bobby Heenan passed away yesterday...|
Remembering Bobby "The Brain" Heenan | Wrestling With regret...
|Sep-18-17|| ||Travis Bickle: Best of Bobby Heenan Vol 1
|Sep-20-17|| ||saffuna: New record for home runs in a season.
31 players already have 30 or more. 10 more have 28 or 29. That means probably 40 players with 30 or more.
|Sep-20-17|| ||MissScarlett: Here's S Mlotkowski vs L Isaacs, 1927 from the NCF Congress: Game Collection: US Open 1927 Kalamazoo = 28th Western Champ.|
There was no round/date info, so I went with those from your reconstruction.
|Sep-20-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Thanks; game added. to collection.|
Mlotkowski loved the Evans.
|Sep-21-17|| ||MissScarlett: Nice of you to credit me as the source, but not very scholarly. If you check the PGN, you'll find: <[Source "Philadelphia Inquirer, 1927.09.25, Sect. B, p.21"]>|
Surprising that not one game of the Western Championship itself has come down to us. Let's see if I can find one.
|Sep-21-17|| ||WannaBe: CLE is now one back of LAD for best record in MLB, CLE is also 4 wins away from 100, and LAD is 3 away from century mark.|
In case of a tie, LAD took 2 of 3 in CLE earlier in the season.
|Sep-21-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> OK, I think it's a bt better now.|
I have yet to find any Western Tournament games from Kalamazoo 1927 or Fort wayne 1928. That whole era through 1931 tends to be slim unless Whitaker played and you can tap into Hilbert's "Shady Side". (St. Louis 1929 is a happy exception.)
When I started this project over a decade ago, I didn't feel like a scholar -- just a Good Old Fellow who enjoyed finding old games that had been ignored and forgotten, then preserving them so that future generations could ignore and forget them as well. History connects the ages.
There is a lot in my collections that needs sprucing and fixing. Hopefully, I'll be able to spend more time on it after I retire at the end of the year.
|Sep-22-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Tigers waste no time in not renewing the contract o manager Brad Ausmus. Everybody is insisting the parting is completely amicable, and ausmus will continue to manage through the end of the season.|
I think they should have kept Ausmus. All aong, it's been apparent that his biggest handicap was that he never gained experience by managing a minor league team. Had they kept him he would have had that opportunity over the next few years.
|Sep-23-17|| ||Travis Bickle: Yo Phony The Cubs won 2 back to back games vs The Brewers in 10 innings! Holy Cow!!|
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