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Title: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 07, 2017, 01:25:46 PM
Pitchers and catchers report next week!  Finally some sanity returns to the world.

Nice site with spring training schedules and activities.  http://www.springtrainingconnection.com/reportingdates.html
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 08, 2017, 06:00:40 PM
Well the Royals officially announced the signing of Jason Hammel today.  Nice pick up, but also a little bittersweet.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 06:03:20 PM
This already?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 08, 2017, 06:04:19 PM
Don't you have a floundering Bruins season to worry about?  :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 06:06:07 PM
The worrying is over. And I'm not drunk enough to start caring about the Red Sox.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 08, 2017, 06:07:56 PM
I feel you.  It'd take a lot of alcohol to make be care about the Red Sox too.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 06:10:31 PM
Hah. I don't give rat's ass about baseball, but I'm happy to lord the Red Sox over fans of other loser teams.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 08, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
Like the Yankees? 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on February 08, 2017, 06:14:36 PM
I hope both of you get your dick stuck in your zipper.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 06:15:28 PM
Especially the Yankees fans.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 08, 2017, 06:15:35 PM
And now the season has officially started!  Play Ball!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 06:18:10 PM
Now I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Barthheart on February 08, 2017, 07:23:39 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2017, 07:29:46 PM
Watching baseball is like watching grass grow...except with a baseball game in the way.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on February 11, 2017, 02:48:02 PM
I read MLB is going to try out a new extra inning rule in the rookie league. If the games goes into extra innings each team will start their inning with a runner on 2nd.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 11, 2017, 02:52:05 PM
I read Thant too.  Appearantly Joe Torre is supportive of the change.  I think it's a pointless change. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 12, 2017, 11:05:12 AM
Sounds dumb.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on February 13, 2017, 07:27:13 AM
I think they are just looking to shorten games. I could see doing something like that in the 13th inning but not in the 10th.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on February 13, 2017, 07:38:59 AM
I think they are just looking to shorten games. I could see doing something like that in the 13th inning but not in the 10th.

There are a lot of other ways they could and should shorten games.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on February 13, 2017, 11:17:19 AM
I think they already use the runner on second rule in International play.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on February 13, 2017, 03:57:39 PM
I read MLB is going to try out a new extra inning rule in the rookie league. If the games goes into extra innings each team will start their inning with a runner on 2nd.

Please, dear god, no. If they feel like doing something meaningful they should get rid of that stupid designated hitter garbage.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on February 13, 2017, 08:29:46 PM
I read MLB is going to try out a new extra inning rule in the rookie league. If the games goes into extra innings each team will start their inning with a runner on 2nd.

Please, dear god, no. If they feel like doing something meaningful they should get rid of that stupid designated hitter garbage.

I like the DH. Pitchers pitch, not hit. I want to watch pitchers hit like I want to see the right fielder pitch to every 9th hitter.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on February 14, 2017, 04:41:24 AM
Bah, you play baseball. That means you play baseball, not little pieces of it. Fielders field, why do they hit?
And while they're at it they should get rid of base coaches as well. The player is doing the running and it's his job to make the call.  >:D

...like I want to see the right fielder pitch to every 9th hitter.

Hmm, now that's not a bad idea!  :dreamer:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 21, 2017, 04:52:53 PM
Excited about the new season....except the outfield. Cleveland's outfield makes me nervous.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on March 06, 2017, 05:22:10 AM
Well I know I have one game on the docket this summer to watch live.  The father-in-law are going to Kaufman Stadium to watch a Royals and Yankees game.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2017, 10:52:48 AM
can anyone confirm/deny this one?

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16998042_1304992226248278_1795175372352747779_n.jpg?oh=d71f7143e2c6c866861f8d3901d2891d&oe=595DE8E5)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: KyzBP on March 20, 2017, 02:14:36 PM
I can't confirm or deny it but it's pretty damn impressive if it's true.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on March 20, 2017, 02:28:14 PM
Maddux was an outstanding and dominate pitcher.  I'd definitely place him in my top 5 all time easily.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bob48 on March 20, 2017, 04:14:59 PM
http://www.britishbaseball.org/

I actually used to play baseball when I was a young chap, maybe 18-19 years old.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on March 31, 2017, 08:45:29 AM
Bees are excited about baseball starting also

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/hit-the-deck-bees-swarm-infield-during-spring-training-game/ar-BBz5mMK?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 31, 2017, 08:51:36 AM
crazy!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2017, 06:04:20 AM
George Will's annual opening day quiz is up.  Some of these are tough...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/03/31/george-wills-2017-opening-day-quiz/
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 02, 2017, 07:34:37 AM
18 out of 31.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 06, 2017, 11:31:50 AM
Ugh..is all I can say about the start of the season for the Royals.  Not good.  On the bright side the Twinkies are looking good.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 06, 2017, 07:06:52 PM
How many teams do you root for?  29?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 06, 2017, 07:40:48 PM
Kirby Puckett and George Brett. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 06, 2017, 07:56:21 PM
I know at one time Kirby had gotten big enough to mistaken for a team.  Hadn't realized Brett did, too.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 06, 2017, 08:07:27 PM
Kirby was a great human being.  Too bad, he left us so soon. 

He had some epic moments in the World Series.  Sure he was a little rotund but the man could play.

Anyway.  I've always pulled for those two teams.  Odd I know.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 06, 2017, 08:12:30 PM
I know you pull for both those teams.  Just giving you a little ribbing.  You would think after the success KC had after Kauffman opened up the purse strings that MLB's richest owner, Carl Pohlad, would do something similar.  No such luck.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 06, 2017, 08:19:48 PM
The Twins ownership can certainly be hard to understand sometimes.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 12, 2017, 05:47:41 AM
Royals so far cannot hit and bullpen has been horrible.  It's going to be a long season I fear.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 12, 2017, 06:11:47 AM
it's 162 games - it's supposed to be a long season
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on April 12, 2017, 07:29:59 AM
I'm thinking long season as in sub-500.  The hitting should turn around a bit, but the bullpen is a shell of the last 4-5 seasons.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on April 12, 2017, 07:53:43 AM
it's 162 games - it's supposed to be a long season

And it works out that way :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on April 12, 2017, 07:57:19 AM
Too bad the Red Sox can't get players like Cespedes or Lester.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 13, 2017, 10:34:06 AM
Damned allergies

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19146600/with-little-grace-javy-gets-ring
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 13, 2017, 06:44:46 PM
That is life at its most awesome.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
That is life at its most awesome.

You need a better life.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 13, 2017, 06:54:45 PM
That is life at its most awesome.

You need a better life.

How so?  That girl had a dream come true.  What part of that isn't awesome?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 07:02:51 PM
Baseball
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on April 13, 2017, 08:02:23 PM
Jerk
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 13, 2017, 08:40:34 PM
That is life at its most awesome.

You need a better life.

Read the story
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 08:43:36 PM
That is life at its most awesome.

You need a better life.

Read the story

You read it.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 06, 2017, 10:11:15 AM
https://theringer.com/2017-mlb-one-stat-that-explains-april-for-all-30-teams-203cf68580c4

The One Stat That Explains Every MLB Team’s April

Quote
The Royals are hitting .210 as a team.
Kansas City ranks last in almost every offensive category — the Royals have scored fewer runs all season than the Nationals have in the past week — but barely edging over the Mendoza line as a team is perhaps the most embarrassing offense. I wrote last month about 2017 being a make-or-break season for the Royals; at this point, they’re positioned for a July fire sale.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on May 06, 2017, 12:07:52 PM
The KC hitting has been horrendous this season and the bullpen was gutted in the off season.  Fortunately we are on track to win the series again in 28 years.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2017, 04:00:15 PM
Red Sox wish they could play the Twins everyday.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on May 31, 2017, 09:19:02 PM
Damn is Houston knocking the shit out of the ball.  17 freaking runs tonight.  Unbelievable.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 31, 2017, 09:34:41 PM
I ended up with Altuve AND Correa in the GH league this year.  Super happy with both picks :)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2017, 04:44:37 AM
Damn is Houston knocking the shit out of the ball.  17 freaking runs tonight.  Unbelievable.

the scored over 50 runs in Minnesota on this trip
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 01, 2017, 07:18:48 AM
I saw that after I looked up their last few games.  Crazy offensive streak.  Hopefully they enter a drought when they visit Kauffman Stadium next week.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 01, 2017, 08:35:50 PM
If only Springer would get back to mashing...
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2017, 12:25:58 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/06/01/mlb-home-run-spike-shows-statcast-science-is-more-potent-than-steroids/
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 02, 2017, 12:39:48 PM
Watching the Royals offense this year you'd never know that it was a hitters season.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 03, 2017, 10:25:29 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-rod-carew-heart-20170415-story.html
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 05, 2017, 06:13:09 PM
Well tonight starts the Royals and Astros series.  I just hope we can somewhat contain thier offense.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2017, 07:19:40 PM
or not ;) O0
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 05, 2017, 07:39:02 PM
Yeah well they haven't scored a dozen runs yet.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2017, 08:03:14 PM
yet
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 06, 2017, 09:32:03 PM
Well the Royals played like it was 2015 tonight and came from behind to beat the Astros. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2017, 04:25:01 AM
I saw that.  Kinda bummed
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2017, 10:13:26 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 07, 2017, 10:24:28 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

So good the Royals came from behind and beat them last night.  :P



Tonight may be and certainly the night before was another less desirable result from my stand point.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 07, 2017, 10:26:54 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 10:50:10 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy how good they are.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2017, 10:52:27 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy how good they are.

aren't you the guy who hates baseball?!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 10:55:54 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy how good they are.

aren't you the guy who hates baseball?!

I hate watching it. Reading about it is kinda fun. And living in Red Sox country, it's almost impossible not to know something about what's happening in the MLB.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 07, 2017, 10:59:36 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy how good they are.

aren't you the guy who hates baseball?!

I hate watching it. Reading about it is kinda fun. And living in Red Sox country, it's almost impossible not to know something about what's happening in the MLB.


Ftfy.  Everyone knows Red Sox fans are the dumbest in MLB.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2017, 11:04:41 AM
another good read here
https://theringer.com/mlb-mike-trout-best-player-mvp-clayton-kershaw-francisco-lindor-af1dff34d925
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 11:05:11 AM
http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness (http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80211/what-makes-the-astros-so-good-its-a-team-without-a-weakness)

The Astros are playing freaking awesome right now.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy how good they are.

aren't you the guy who hates baseball?!

I hate watching it. Reading about it is kinda fun. And living in Red Sox country, it's almost impossible not to know something about what's happening in the MLB.


Ftfy.  Everyone knows Red Sox fans are the dumbest in MLB.

Fortunately, I am not a Red Sox fan. Though I often pretend to be so as not to get beaten up.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 07, 2017, 11:09:29 AM
Quite wise.  And true.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 08, 2017, 06:55:34 AM
The Royals took the season series over the Astros last evening.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2017, 06:57:30 AM
So pretty much the high water mark of the season for KC.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2017, 06:59:07 AM
Though that entire division is kinda crappy.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 08, 2017, 07:03:18 AM
So pretty much the high water mark of the season for KC.
.

Nah.  They are only 4.5 games back in a bad division.  I can see them actually making a run like they did in 2014 to take the division title.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 20, 2017, 09:13:06 AM
Royals have been on a tear since the Houston series and hopefully get to .500 tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2017, 10:06:02 AM
Yeah, they beat up the Astros pretty good.  I think Houston's winning pct even dropped below .650 for a few days there.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 20, 2017, 08:13:59 PM
Ugh...ugly game tonight. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2017, 11:30:41 AM
The Charleston River Dogs got in some hot water for mocking Tim Tebow at a recent Sally League game.  While some of it was clearly over-the-line (like the John 3:16 eyeblack on the mascot), the fact that they labeled everyone else on the Fireflies as "Not Tim Tebow" when they came up to bat was pretty damned funny


https://twitter.com/ChasRiverDogs/status/875859360135688192
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 21, 2017, 11:35:10 AM
The hitter thing is pretty funny. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on June 23, 2017, 09:33:35 PM
What a comeback against the Jays in the 9th and the Royals are now .500!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 28, 2017, 04:54:31 AM
fun story
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article158418459.html
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 06, 2017, 11:03:42 AM
a very cool GIF


https://twitter.com/OldComiskey/status/881236747820171265
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 11:06:19 AM
That's awesome. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 11:09:18 AM
zzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 06, 2017, 11:11:32 AM
No, that's pretty cool. Watch closely his throwing arm at the end. His fast ball results in his arm wrapping around his waist, while his slider has much less energy in his arm and it's left dangling near his leg...

I love high speed photography.  O0
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 11:14:25 AM
Mirth's problem is that Frenchies don't play baseball.  There's not enough surrendering to keep him satisfied.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 06, 2017, 11:15:24 AM
Oh I hate baseball. I think it's one the most boring sports out there... right after soccer....  :buck2:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 11:15:43 AM
Oh I hate baseball. I think it's one the most boring sports out there... right after soccer....  :buck2:

Frenchie.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 11:16:47 AM
Oh I hate baseball. I think it's one the most boring sports out there... right after soccer....  :buck2:

Mon frere!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 11:17:20 AM
Mirth's problem is that Frenchies don't play baseball.  There's not enough surrendering to keep him satisfied.

I surrender to the pure boredom of watching baseball.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 06, 2017, 11:18:18 AM
Oh I hate baseball. I think it's one the most boring sports out there... right after soccer....  :buck2:

Mon frere!

Don't get too cozy... Frog!  :nerd:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 11:26:31 AM
Don't you two have something better to do with your time like discuss escargot recipes or something?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 06, 2017, 11:27:05 AM
Don't you two have something better to do with your time like discuss escargot recipes or something?

YUM!  :)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 11:30:37 AM
Don't you two have something better to do with your time like discuss escargot recipes or something?

YUM!  :)

Yup.  Barth is French.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 11:31:28 AM
Don't you two have something better to do with your time like discuss escargot recipes or something?

Not vegetarian. Pass.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 12:33:32 PM
Don't you two have something better to do with your time like discuss escargot recipes or something?

Not vegetarian. Pass.

Hippie commie
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 12:41:05 PM
That's Monsieur Hippie Commie to you.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
Whatever Red.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 12:54:03 PM
Rouge
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 01:01:04 PM
You always were into pastels.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 01:04:01 PM
Oui.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 06, 2017, 01:07:42 PM
Oui.

you and who else?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 01:09:02 PM
Oui.

you and who else?

Tu
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 01:41:34 PM
Uggs.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 06, 2017, 01:59:17 PM
Dongles
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 06, 2017, 02:10:29 PM
idiot gets pwned over stupid baseball tweet

(https://cdn-s3.si.com/images/a_2.jpg)


(https://cdn-s3.si.com/images/b_2.jpg)


(https://cdn-s3.si.com/images/c_0.jpg)


Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 06, 2017, 02:17:40 PM
People are morons.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on July 06, 2017, 02:49:10 PM
People are morons.

Yes they are. I wonder what those idiots would think if it was 3 called strikeouts and the K's were backwards? They'd probably take it as some sort of devil worshipping!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 18, 2017, 10:09:12 AM
From this week's power rankings on SI.com, talking about the Dodgers

Quote
They’ve won nine games in a row. They own the best record in baseball. They’re 55–18 since calling up wunderkind slugger Cody Bellinger.

Now here’s the craziest stat of all, one that’s been closely tracked by the excellent L.A. Times baseball columnist Bill Shaikin: Since June 7, the Dodgers have lost exactly one game against a National League opponent. And they brought the tying run to the plate late in that one game too.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 19, 2017, 10:16:50 AM
https://theringer.com/mlb-expansion-mexico-city-drawbacks-7cbce43269ac

baseball in Mexico City?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 10:31:49 AM
Don't they suffer enough already watching soccer?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 21, 2017, 07:41:51 AM
here's a chuckle for Bison...

https://theringer.com/sports-mlb-trade-deadline-guide-giancarlo-stanton-boston-red-sox-db3131638b2c

Quote
In 2014, the Royals rode a starting rotation of James Shields, Yordano Ventura, and “we’ll figure out the rest later” to Game 7 of the World Series because they could call on five knockout relievers to pitch as many as six innings a night.

great description of their rotation


also this nugget from later in the same article, about Philly

Quote
with a big league roster that has some interesting young pitchers but produces fewer runs than a truckload of hard-boiled eggs
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 24, 2017, 06:52:51 AM
The Royals bullpen is not good.  The article was also correct that the Royals are going to lose a number of players this off-season.  It's the sad reality that should secure the bottom of the AL Central for a few seasons and possibly decades. :(
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 26, 2017, 04:51:33 PM
Red Sox are damn lucky they have Chris Sale.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 26, 2017, 11:47:55 PM
Royals picked up some decent relief pitchers from the Padres. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 09:41:30 AM
I'm actually looking for the Sox/Royals this weekend. Farrell could be out of a job by the end of it.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 27, 2017, 01:39:40 PM
I'm actually looking for the Sox/Royals this weekend. Farrell could be out of a job by the end of it.

This is how it begins.  First you develop an interest in having the manager shit canned.  And then you realize that baseball is a civilized sport unlike that Neanderthal ballgame known as football.   Its cute that Mirth is a Red Sox fan.  Red Sox fans are only slightly more annoying than Cubs fans, but much less annoying than Yankees fans. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 01:49:47 PM
I am not a Sox fan. If you want to survive in New England, you have to be able to talk a little baseball.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 27, 2017, 01:50:55 PM
I am not a Sox fan. If you want to survive in New England, you have to be able to talk a little baseball.

Sure, sure.  Beantowner.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 01:59:10 PM
I am not a Sox fan. If you want to survive in New England, you have to be able to talk a little baseball.

Sure, sure.  Beantowner.

Now you're just being insulting.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 03:16:41 PM
I guess a Royals sweep was too much to hope for. Farrell's on borrowed time though.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 30, 2017, 03:45:24 PM
Royals picked up Melky Cabrera...
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 03:49:55 PM
Royals gonna win the World Series
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2017, 05:02:54 PM
And need Yankee catsoffs to do it?  Figures.  Say what you will, it all comes back to the Yankees in the end.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 05:04:28 PM
And need Yankee catsoffs to do it?  Figures.  Say what you will, it all comes back to the Yankees in the end.

Sad...so sad.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 30, 2017, 05:37:00 PM
And need Yankee catsoffs to do it?

what's a "catsoff"?  is that related somehow to "doggon"?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on July 30, 2017, 06:23:08 PM
Damnit!  Not as sharp as I used to be.  My point is still the same though.  If you think someone who played at some point in their career for the Yanks is going to bring some of that Pinstripe magic to your sh*t team, guess again.  Usually only works when they COME to the Yanks. :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
A Yankee Bitch in the Deep South.... Fascinating
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2017, 07:05:55 PM
It'll be interesting how Yost decides to use Melky Cabrera.  Replace Gordon in LF who has had a shitty year at the plate but is still a stellar fielder or replace Moss as the DH.  Moss hasn't had a great hitting season, but better than Gordon.  I suspect he'll become the new regular DH and do some platooning in LF with Gordon.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 31, 2017, 03:14:53 PM
classy move by the Cubs

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20210036/chicago-cubs-giving-world-series-ring-steve-bartman
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on July 31, 2017, 03:25:44 PM
Agreed.  Seen from the outside, I totally sympathize with Bartman.  Seen from a diehard's perspective, I'm sure there were a lot of "F*ck that guy!," posts on Cubs fans social media.  Hope they see the gesture as a sign of healing and leave dude be.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 04:14:55 PM
Go Indians!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 31, 2017, 07:21:20 PM
Go Boston!  Beat Cleveland.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 07:24:12 PM
^Beantowner
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 31, 2017, 07:30:37 PM
^ Quebecois
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on July 31, 2017, 07:50:41 PM
Go Indians!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: airboy on July 31, 2017, 07:56:25 PM
My wife is suffering through the Phillies rebuilding period.  The Cards sort of stink this year.  No baseball love here.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 31, 2017, 08:31:12 PM
Isn't rebuilding basically a normal season for the Phillies?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: airboy on July 31, 2017, 08:55:43 PM
Isn't rebuilding basically a normal season for the Phillies?

She started following them right before they got good with Kruk, Dystra, Schilling, etc...... 
But I sometimes call them the "goaties" as long as she can hear me but cannot immediately kick me.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on July 31, 2017, 09:07:25 PM
Isn't rebuilding basically a normal season for the Phillies?

She started following them right before they got good with Kruk, Dystra, Schilling, etc...... 
But I sometimes call them the "goaties" as long as she can hear me but cannot immediately kick me.

93 Phillies were a fun team to watch.  Unfortunately for them Joe Carter was clutch.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 06, 2017, 08:51:03 PM
On this day in 1890, Cy Young won his first game. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 08, 2017, 07:38:39 PM
Sale is a lot of fun to watch.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on August 08, 2017, 07:46:22 PM
The fact that he is thriving at Fenway makes my Yankee heart cringe.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 05:10:48 PM
You have a heart?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on August 09, 2017, 07:12:37 PM
You better hope so the next time you ring my phone :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 07:16:40 PM
You better hope so the next time you ring my phone :P

Yankee bitch
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on August 09, 2017, 07:17:47 PM
Red Sox homer
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 07:20:46 PM
You're turning me into a Sox fan. Porcello is doing alright tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on August 09, 2017, 07:27:19 PM
Who are you trying to kid?  You're already there.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 07:29:39 PM
Don't start. Their is nothing else to watch for sports right now. I'm actually looking forward to pre-season NFL.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 09, 2017, 07:33:30 PM
Their is nothing else to watch for sports right now.

*there






(and get on Skype, you asshat)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 07:35:17 PM
Their is nothing else to watch for sports right now.

*there






(and get on Skype, you asshat)

I'm not home, jerkus.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 09, 2017, 07:39:01 PM
I'm not home, jerkus.

one might make a plausible argument that you are, in fact, at home...  :)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 07:42:02 PM
I'm not home, jerkus.

one might make a plausible argument that you are, in fact, at home...  :)

True, but I can't Skype from here.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 03:35:37 PM
Sox and Yanks tonight!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on August 11, 2017, 03:46:12 PM
Sox and Yanks tonight!

Bah! The Nationals are on tonight at 7:05pm. I'll be there in person tomorrow night.  8)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: airboy on August 11, 2017, 03:58:47 PM
Sox and Yanks tonight!

Bah! The Nationals are on tonight at 7:05pm. I'll be there in person tomorrow night.  8)

We would go see Atlanta, but the jerks built the new stadium even further away and still off the train line.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 04:11:52 PM
The Astros are Teh Suck since the break.  Dammit...
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 08:03:08 PM
Good game in the Bronx tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2017, 11:53:39 AM
LLWS, the team from Greenville, NC has played 2 games.

One guy threw a no-hitter in the LLWS.  Pretty cool, right?

Yeah, the kid 2 days earlier on his team threw a perfect game.

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/mlb/article168863502.html

They've played 2 games and haven't been scored on and haven't allowed a runner past 2nd base.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2017, 05:36:11 PM
Watching the pregame for tonight's LLWS game. The outfielders from Greenville have made 2 plays in 2 games. They've struck out 17 over 2 7-inning games. Just unreal hire dominant these kids are
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on September 05, 2017, 02:40:19 PM
Uh-oh

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-stealing-signs-yankees.html
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2017, 06:53:12 AM
I just heard a crazy Cleveland Indians stat - during their 20-game win streak, they've hit more home runs than their pitching staff has allowed earned runs.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 06:58:44 AM
That is nuts
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on September 13, 2017, 01:43:42 PM
https://twitter.com/FindlayCourier/status/908047498199093248
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 01:49:35 PM
helluva run by the Indians.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on September 13, 2017, 02:33:20 PM
They'll probably get bounced in the first round of the playoffs that they play in. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 02:35:56 PM
They'll probably get bounced in the first round of the playoffs that they play in. 

you can count on that
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on September 13, 2017, 03:58:39 PM
I'd be nervous if I were them of peeking too early.  The playoffs is a bad time to go on a losing streak.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on September 13, 2017, 04:30:04 PM
They 1916 NY Giants have the MLB record of 26 games. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 04:32:07 PM
They had a tie in that stretch.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2017, 05:18:12 PM
That somehow manages to not show up in the end of your standings. It's totally weird
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2017, 05:18:27 PM
There's also a difference between a winning streak and an unbeaten streak
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Bison on September 15, 2017, 08:23:23 PM
Sadly the highlight of the Royals season may just be ending the Indians win streak.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2017, 08:49:38 PM
The Indians won 22 games since July

The Browns won 22 games since 2011
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2017, 08:14:48 AM
so is Judge going to catch McGwire?

what about Stanton getting to 60?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on September 25, 2017, 06:34:14 PM
Yes
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 01, 2017, 05:12:38 AM
Everyone get your playoff predictions in!



I'm going Astros over Dodgers in the World Series...  :D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 01, 2017, 05:13:34 AM
here's a question for you looking forward to 2018 –

Todd Helton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Helton) for Hall of Fame or not?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 05:24:17 AM
Dodgers over whichever sacrificial lamb the AL serves up.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 01, 2017, 07:35:34 PM
Yankees over the Dodgers in 6.  Because it's the Yankees.  And the Dodgers.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 10:36:38 AM
Why the Astros' lineup is built to roll through October (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20906716?fb_action_ids=10110741881919445)

Quote
The Astros' rare blend of power and contact ability made their lineup a challenge for opposing pitchers to navigate during the regular season, and they're on a roll entering their AL Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. During a memorable four-day span last week, they outscored the Sox and Texas Rangers by a combined 49-8 to become the first team to win four straight games by nine or more runs since the Detroit Wolverines achieved the feat in 1887.

"This is the way our team is built,'' catcher Brian McCann said. "We've got 12 guys that work counts. We've got 12 guys that swing inside the strike zone. Our lineup flows from top to bottom. We put pressure on you up top, and the guys at the bottom can hurt you as well. There's no letup.''


and also


Quote
Houston's 7-8-9 hitters have a collective slash line of .268/.327/.477 and an OPS of .803. For the sake of comparison, the average OPS of a team's No. 3-4-5 hitters this season is .803.


then again...

1998 Astros slash line (not counting the hitting stats of the pitchers) .289/.367/.453
2017 Astros slash line (not counting the hitting stats of the pitchers) .283/.347/.480

The '98 Astros played in a pitchers' park; the '17 Astros in one of the most hitter-friendly parks ever built near sea level.

The '98 Astros were a serious hitting machine, with 5 guys (and one pitcher!) hitting over .300 and another 2 at .289 or better.

The '17 Astros have 4 guys hitting over .300 and Gurriel sitting on .299, and no hitting stats for pitchers b/c they changed leagues (which, given the lack of an 'easy out' in the lineup gives *everyone* some protection).

The '98 Astros were an offensive juggernaut that's completely forgotten b/c they won all of 1 postseason game as the Padres' staff pitched about 28349634578754 levels above where they should have on their way to a World Series loss to the Yankees.

Let's hope 2017 goes better.

Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:14:13 PM
Stros are looking good
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 04:17:36 PM
Stros are looking good

yep :)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:18:06 PM
Note to self: Don't cheer for Astros while at bar.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 04:20:04 PM
Note to self: Don't cheer for Astros while at bar.

not in your part of the country
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:23:00 PM
Sale looks like shit tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:24:47 PM
And there he goes to the bench.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 04:27:56 PM
And there he goes to the bench.

Huzzah!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:29:21 PM
Bases loaded. This could put it out of reach.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 04:32:18 PM
wish I could actually, y'know...  watch the damn game  >:( :pullhair:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:34:43 PM
If Gonzalez could just stand there and take a hit, he would have brought in another run.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:39:43 PM
There's 2 more for the Stros
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 04:58:55 PM
And the solo shot by Altuve should do it.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 05:41:00 PM
The question now is how many games the Sox win before the series is over....I give them one.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 05, 2017, 05:56:54 PM
I give them one.

that works for me
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 06:04:53 PM
A few people here are predicting Astros sweep. Not sure that will happen.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2017, 06:23:15 PM
Typical Red Sox behavior.  Comes from getting Charlie Brown'd by the Yankees for 86 years.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 05, 2017, 06:26:49 PM
It was a good run.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 06:27:05 PM
The only thing worse than a dickhead Sox fan is a dickhead Yankees fan.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 05, 2017, 06:28:19 PM
There are dickheads for every sport for every team. But some teams have majority dickhead fans. Like the BoSox.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 06:36:14 PM
I'm not arguing that Sox fans are dicks, but Yank fans aren't any better.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 05, 2017, 06:46:13 PM
Of course not.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 05, 2017, 10:07:29 PM
Fair point.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 06, 2017, 08:23:37 PM
Woo! That game was a bit of a heart attack. Yankees get Kluber's worst start in probably 4 months, get an 8-3 lead, yet still lose. DELICIOUS!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 06, 2017, 08:37:11 PM
Suck it.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 06, 2017, 08:40:27 PM
Suck it.

I will suck deep from delicious victory. Tastes like the sublime tears of Yankee fans.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 06, 2017, 10:15:22 PM
Suck it.

I will suck deep from delicious victory. Tastes like the sublime tears of Yankee fans.

Says the guy whose team is playing golf right now. ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 06, 2017, 10:19:38 PM
Suck it.

I will suck deep from delicious victory. Tastes like the sublime tears of Yankee fans.

Says the guy whose team is playing golf right now. ;)

You know I'm an Indians fan, right? Have been since I got in to baseball in the early 90s. I cheer for the Jays just because they're the only team Canada has, though I miss the Expos.  :-[
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 06, 2017, 10:22:31 PM
Nope.  Thought you were a Jays fan.  So I guess I will echo Gus, "Suck it." :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 07, 2017, 05:07:05 AM
It's a good go to insult when you want to reserve 'may a sweaty CC Sabathia sit on your mom's face' for another time.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 07, 2017, 12:05:22 PM
Now now, I have no hate for CC. He was an ace for Cleveland for quite a few years, and who doesn't love an overweight pitcher?

May Bartolo Colon play forever.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 03:21:26 PM
Buh-bye Red Sox
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 03:55:32 PM
Scherzer's looking good tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 04:00:27 PM
So is Quintana
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 09, 2017, 07:42:55 PM
I would laugh heartily and long at the Red Sox failure to advance, but, I am pretty sure the Yanks are going to join them shortly.  And Quintana has been much better in Chicago after the trade than before.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2017, 07:43:44 PM
SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 07:45:09 PM
Poor Gus. He could really use a hawt lesbian vampire.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 09, 2017, 07:45:23 PM
Look, if there is any team in professional sports that has the "Playoff Magic," it's the Yankees.  You don't win 27 World Championships without a bit of luck.  Having a whipping boy like the Red Sox never hurts either ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 07:47:42 PM
Except when you have them down 3-0 and can't close the deal.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2017, 07:48:53 PM
Right now Gary Dirty Sanchez is my hawt lesbian something or other.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 09, 2017, 07:49:22 PM
With a lead in the 9th in all three games after that.  And I am ok with that.  As many years as Boston folded for New York, I was actually glad for the Sox to be able to dredge up some magic of their own.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2017, 07:51:04 PM
I was not. F them. Right in the ear.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 07:53:22 PM
Such bitterness.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2017, 07:55:14 PM
Bitter at your love
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 09, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
I was not. F them. Right in the ear.


Don't get me wrong, in the heat of the moment, I was right there with ya'.  But, with a little time, I can see how exciting that was and great for baseball at the same time.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2017, 07:59:09 PM
Aaron Boone hitting a home run right up the BoSox arses in 2004 was great baseball.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 09, 2017, 08:01:27 PM
It was indeed.  Did you know he and Bucky Dent share a middle name?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 10, 2017, 01:26:48 AM
Right now Gary Dirty Sanchez is my hawt lesbian something or other.

He's also the Yankees best player, despite the obsession with Judge.

Why are the Indians starting a guy in Game 4 on short rest with not one but TWO starters sitting there in the bullpen and barely used at all? Why? For chrissakes.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 03:56:12 AM
Go Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 04:09:05 AM
life sucks for the Nationals

https://twitter.com/MarkZuckerman/status/917552970216165376

 :wow: :wow:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 10, 2017, 07:26:33 AM
^We specialize in post season implosions.  ^-^
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 07:30:25 AM
The question now is how many games the Sox win before the series is over....I give them one.

prophetic....


considering the limit was 2!   :cowboy:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 07:38:10 AM
The question now is how many games the Sox win before the series is over....I give them one.

prophetic....


considering the limit was 2!   :cowboy:

It was a real question if they'd win the one.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 09:21:24 AM
Red Sox fired John Farrell this morning.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 11, 2017, 10:25:30 AM
Red Sox fired John Farrell this morning.

I get that he wasn't popular, but this move apparently disproves the adage that "winning solves everything"
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Marty Ward on October 11, 2017, 10:30:06 AM
I thought they were a shoo in to make the WS when the season started. They had dominating pitching on paper but it didn't come through for them so the manager pays.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 10:32:11 AM
Red Sox fired John Farrell this morning.

I get that he wasn't popular, but this move apparently disproves the adage that "winning solves everything"

He wasn't a great manager, but firing him is not going to solve that team's problems.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 11, 2017, 10:10:56 PM
The Red Sox mystify me. They're a pretty good team on paper, though sporting pitching depth is iffy, but they should do damage. Yet two years in a row they've gotten their asses kicked in the ALDS.

And of course the Indians lost. Luckily, I've picked enough teams to cheer for who consistently fall apart in the playoffs (Penguins being the exception) that I'm used to collapses by now.  :buck2:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 12, 2017, 04:53:25 AM
Suck it.

I will suck deep from delicious victory. Tastes like the sublime tears of Yankee fans.

How'd that sucking work out for ya'?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 04:54:11 AM
I wish I could say I'm surprised Cleveland choked
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 05:44:35 AM
They are a great team. They'll be back.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 06:10:27 AM
To choke again.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 12, 2017, 07:57:28 PM
I forget if it's five or six, but, Cleveland has lost the closeout game of a series that many times in a row.  That's almost Red Sux-ian of them!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 08:16:56 PM
^Harsh, man.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 12, 2017, 08:19:17 PM
Quite
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 13, 2017, 10:46:27 AM
^We specialize in post season implosions.  ^-^

See?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: acctingman on October 13, 2017, 04:10:06 PM
Stros over the Spankies in 6

Cubs over the Dodgers in 7

Stros over the Cubs in 5

Book it
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 04:12:55 PM
Spanks win one against the Stros.

Dodgers take it in 7.

Stros over Dodgers if there is a God.

Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2017, 07:13:48 PM
3-2/3 innings, Keuchel has 6 Ks

Yankees have hit 1 ball out of the infield
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 13, 2017, 07:51:21 PM
Suck it.

I will suck deep from delicious victory. Tastes like the sublime tears of Yankee fans.

How'd that sucking work out for ya'?

About as I expected. If it wasn't for the Pens, my life as a sports fan would be one of constant and expected disappointment.  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 13, 2017, 08:20:37 PM
It appears rooting for Cleveland teams (minus the Cavs recent championship) will do that to you.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 14, 2017, 04:58:34 AM
It appears rooting for Cleveland teams (minus the Cavs recent championship) will do that to you.

If only I had known back in the day.  :buck2:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 02:04:48 PM
No team has ever beaten the Yankees and Red Sox in the same playoffs.  While that sounds daunting, it's only been possible since the Wild Card was instituted in 1994.  Still, that's 20+ years.  Houston has the ability to change that this year.  We will see what we will see.  GO YANKS!!!


http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/258343818/yankees-astros-alcs-2017-postseason
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:37:34 PM
Wow. What a game!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 04:47:35 PM
GO YANKEES!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:48:56 PM
GO STROS!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 04:49:18 PM
GO YANKEES!!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 04:50:01 PM
Don't worry about him, Gus.  He's just a sad, bitter, Red Sox fan.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 04:51:46 PM
I never worry about him. I love him like the odd older brother I never had.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:55:20 PM
I am not a Red Sox fan.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:56:01 PM
Odd older brother, I can live with.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 04:56:35 PM
^Just a fan of anyone playing the Yankees?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:57:16 PM
Damn. Just pull Verlander for fuck's sake.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 04:57:53 PM
^Just a fan of anyone playing the Yankees?

It really depends on the match up.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:00:13 PM
GO STROS!!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 05:01:08 PM
Bitter

Bitter

Bitter
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:02:13 PM
Spoken like a Yankees fan  O0
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
There should be a law about rooting for the Astros if you are not Texan by birth.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:04:09 PM
waaaaaaah
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:06:01 PM
Nice shot by Altuve.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:07:47 PM
I love him. Obviously. Contractual obligations.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:10:35 PM
And game.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 05:13:47 PM
Awesome performance by Verlander.  Ballsy move by Altuve.  But, the Yanks are only down 2 and going back home.  Yankee Stadium has a post season magic all its own.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:14:39 PM
Same exact situation with Cleveland a week ago.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:15:45 PM
Way to stay optimistic. O0

Loser. L:-)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 05:16:44 PM
Says the man who's team is already out.  Why don't you call up Chris Sale and see if he needs a caddy?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:18:13 PM
^O'Snap.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:20:20 PM
The best part is you actually think I'm a Sox fan. Whatever delusion you need to ease the pain of tonight's loss...
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:23:12 PM
I already said you are a typical Anyone Who Plays the Yankees Fan.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:24:24 PM
You stay out of this, lil' brother.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:27:48 PM
^One thing though...I'm correct :)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:30:44 PM
There are times when I root for the Yanks. This series is not one of those times.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 05:32:30 PM
You're right about delusion, mirth.  Just wrong about which one of us suffers from it ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:35:17 PM
Waaaaaaah. You Yankees fans sure know how to whine and cry.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 14, 2017, 05:35:34 PM
Well, been an Astros fan since 1980 so all'a'youse can suck it.

M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!

Altuve was running the whole way, forcing a play at the plate and making the Yankees have to get him.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:37:25 PM
^this guy gets it
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:37:41 PM
When do you root for the Yanks mirth?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:39:31 PM
Mostly when they're playing the Red Sox ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:44:10 PM
It didn't hurt my feelings for the Yanks to beat Cleveland. And if the Yankees make it to the World Series, I'd root for them over either team that comes out of the NL.

Still though - GO STROS!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 05:47:02 PM
^A vexing mystery wrapped in an MLB enigma.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:48:52 PM
Heh. I keep telling you guys that I'm not a baseball fan. Playoffs are great to watch, but the rest of it is boring as hell.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 14, 2017, 05:56:46 PM
Waaaaaaah. You Yankees fans sure know how to whine and cry.


Sounds to me like you're the one crying about how unfair it is that I have a team that's still playing and you don't.  All I hear is sour grapes in your  chants of, 'GO ASTROS!'  You don't have to try so hard.  There's still room on the bandwagon for you.  There's even a box of tissues for you to wipe your tears.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:58:16 PM
So bitter. Good luck crying yourself to sleep.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 06:03:02 PM
BANDWAGON

There's that word.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 06:05:06 PM
LOSER

There's that word.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 14, 2017, 06:12:03 PM
Yes 27 World Series rings = losers.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 06:14:58 PM
So bitter...
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 15, 2017, 03:09:03 AM
Remember last year, when it looked like Justin Verlander was slowing down? Good fucking grief.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 04:54:21 PM
GO STROS!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 16, 2017, 05:06:49 PM
Troll
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 05:15:04 PM
 >:D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2017, 05:45:49 PM
GO ASTROS!
GO ASTROS!
GO ASTROS!
GO ASTROS!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 05:53:37 PM
^I've never agreed with Brant more
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on October 16, 2017, 07:56:16 PM
GO STROS!!!

Not tonight
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 08:04:25 PM
I noticed.  Stupid baseball.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2017, 08:16:29 PM
GO STROS!!!

Not tonight

Oh they went, all right. 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 16, 2017, 08:17:49 PM
 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 16, 2017, 08:20:48 PM
 >:D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: acctingman on October 17, 2017, 07:31:45 AM
Stros in 6  O0

F the Spankies
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 08:14:20 AM
^pfft ok
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: acctingman on October 17, 2017, 08:36:25 AM
^pfft ok

You're a Spankies fan Gus?

Explains a lot  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 17, 2017, 08:40:30 AM
^pfft ok

You're a Spankies fan Gus?

Explains a lot  :crazy2:

he's a Noo Yawker
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2017, 09:09:52 AM
Yankees vs Dodgers in the WS? Is it time for that again already?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 09:12:10 AM
It will be 1955 all over again.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 17, 2017, 09:51:16 AM
It will be 1955 all over again.

Marty McFly?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 06:22:32 PM
You're my density, Didi Gregorious.

LET'S

GO

YAN

KEES
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 17, 2017, 06:55:11 PM
Stros in 6  O0

F the Spankies


Do you think they'd let you?


You're my density, Didi Gregorious.

LET'S

GO

YAN

KEES



And in case the rest of you can't hear that, it's



LET'S

GO

YAN

KEES
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 17, 2017, 07:10:21 PM
^Thank you.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 05:44:16 AM
stupid baseball
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 18, 2017, 07:40:27 PM
I love baseball.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2017, 07:42:44 PM
Me too
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 18, 2017, 07:45:21 PM
Wish I were there today.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2017, 07:51:28 PM
My same buddy who was there Monday was there again tonight!! Bastard.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 18, 2017, 08:17:28 PM
Basturd, indeed!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2017, 08:58:46 PM
Quite.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 21, 2017, 08:12:56 PM
LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap!  LETS-GO AST-ROS! Clap Clap clapclapclap! 
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 21, 2017, 09:27:53 PM
Nicely done by the Astros.  They were the best team in the regular season, have two legit aces at the front of the rotation and figure to give the Dodgers a run for their money.  And because they beat my guys, I will root for them to win it all.  Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs. ;)  Let's go Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 02:17:46 AM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 09:15:54 AM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)


 L:-) L:-)

Cuz your guys lost to them first.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2017, 09:33:02 AM
chuckling thru the tears at this one...

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/10/22/16515638/astros-world-series-alex-bregman-throw

Quote
The Houston Astros, the butt of every baseball joke just a few years ago, are going to the World Series. There are a lot of reasons for this. They had to lose so many games that they were able to draft Carlos Correa before anyone else. They had to scout, secure, and develop Jose Altuve. Charlie Morton had to go to the 97-mph-fastball store and get him a 97-mph fastball. Someone had to teach Lance McCullers, Jr. his curveball, and someone else had to have the confidence that led to him throwing 24 of them in a row to finish his four-out save. Justin Verlander’s parents had to meet each other.

It’s a long, long list.

What I’ll remember from Game 7 of the ALCS is the play. Or, The Play. The dumb, daring, brilliantly executed play that changed everything. You don’t have to believe this is why the Astros are going to the World Series. This is why I believe the Astros are going to the World Series.


and later in the same article

Quote
One grounder was going to be enough to tie the game. And when that grounder tied the game, there would still be runners on base with just one out. The foundation would tremble. A couple shingles would fall off the roof. The bullpen would stir, but there wouldn’t be anyone overflowing with confidence in there. That one, lonely home run wasn’t any match for the Yankees’ continuous onslaught.

That’s the backdrop for The Throw. Or, The Play. Or, as I like to call it, The Holy Hell What Are You Doing, Alex Bre   gman, Ha Ha, Just Kidding, You Beautiful Bastard Play.

When Bregman fielded the ball awkwardly like that, the runner was halfway to home. I don’t care if the runner is Greg Bird, Yadier Molina, or Bartolo Colon doing cartwheels. The Astros needed outs. They needed to stay out of the big inning. It stunk that a wild pitch got the tying run to third with just one out, but that was the past. The future was keeping the game close. Bregman threw home anyway.

He threw it there. HE THREW IT THERE.

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_I3ge80ci4b4l1Gd1HKmybCvll4=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9510335/Screen_Shot_2017_10_21_at_10.03.15_PM.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 10:05:18 AM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)


 L:-) L:-)

Cuz your guys lost to them first.

Not my guys.

Don't be bitter. Loser.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2017, 10:29:24 AM
I am happy. The Yankees went further than I thought they would this year, that's for sure. Especially considering I was unsure if they would even get to the wild card. The challenge no way is to keep most of these young Yankee players on the team for next year.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 10:32:12 AM
It was a very good year for the Yanks. They exceeded just about everyone's expectations.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 01:37:19 PM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)


 L:-) L:-)

Cuz your guys lost to them first.

Not my guys.

Don't be bitter. Loser.


I was being gracious in defeat.  Is that how Red Sox fans define, "loser?"
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 01:45:01 PM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)


 L:-) L:-)

Cuz your guys lost to them first.

Not my guys.

Don't be bitter. Loser.


I was being gracious in defeat.  Is that how Red Sox fans define, "loser?"

I dunno. Ask a Red Sox fan.




Loser.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 02:07:33 PM
Doesn't hurt to be a team that lost to the eventual Champs.

 L:-)


 L:-) L:-)

Cuz your guys lost to them first.

Not my guys.

Don't be bitter. Loser.


I was being gracious in defeat.  Is that how Red Sox fans define, "loser?"

I dunno. Ask a Red Sox fan.




Loser.


I don't think that word means what you think it means.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 02:10:51 PM
It means the team that wasn't the Astros last night.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 02:13:54 PM
Thanks for clearing that up.  I thought you were calling me a loser.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 02:17:36 PM
never. You're the biggest winner I know.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 02:58:42 PM
If that's the case, I must be the only person you know.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 03:18:29 PM
I know some sketchy people.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2017, 08:04:07 AM
https://twitter.com/MLBNetwork/status/921234298602110976
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:02:48 AM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/922489025595891713
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 25, 2017, 09:50:49 PM
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 25, 2017, 10:33:01 PM
drama
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 25, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
Hoping Houston wins this. I didn't need that added drama at the end there, Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: acctingman on October 26, 2017, 07:46:12 AM
That was EPIC
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2017, 07:52:41 AM
Tuesday's game finished in 2 hours, 28 minutes
Wednesday's game finished Thursday.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2017, 08:24:13 AM
That was EPIC

https://www.theringer.com/2017/10/26/16551894/houston-astros-los-angeles-dodgers-world-series-game-2-epic


one of my favorite stats:  the Dodgers had 5 hits in 11 innings.  4 of them were home runs.  They didn't hit a non-home-run-hit until the 10th inning.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 26, 2017, 08:26:12 AM
Tuesday's game finished in 2 hours, 28 minutes
Wednesday's game finished Thursday.

I noticed around 9:00pm it was in the second inning. The night before I think it was near the fifth.  :o
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: acctingman on October 26, 2017, 09:44:52 AM
I didn't notice, but were there any nice shots of Kate in the crowd?   :smitten:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 10:29:00 AM
Yanks dumped Girardi
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2017, 10:29:51 AM
I didn't notice, but were there any nice shots of Kate in the crowd?   :smitten:

there were a few late in the game, when they were showing the celebs. 

there was more of Justin & Jessica b/c they're LA fans and were in the stands instead of in a box
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 27, 2017, 08:48:10 PM
Yanks dumped Girardi

Yeah, that's just weird. Is there a requirement for them to fire the manager after a certain period of time or the team explodes or something?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 27, 2017, 09:26:33 PM
I have to believe that a) things went really south behind the scenes or b) Girardi wanted out.  I really just can't imagine it any other way.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 27, 2017, 09:27:50 PM
Ok, maybe it could be that management wants their own guy in there to shepherd the 'Baby Bombers,' into a very bright future.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 27, 2017, 09:44:12 PM
Girardi has openly stated several times that he'd been missing his family.  Maybe the Yankees were ready to move on, but Girardi gave them the ammow
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on October 27, 2017, 09:45:38 PM
Maybe he'll be the next Billy Martin.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 03:38:15 AM
Admit it, most of y'all fell asleep before the end of Game 5

The Ringer summed it up pretty well

Quote
When it started 25 years ago, Game 5 of the World Series represented an opportunity for Dodgers lefty Kershaw to once and for all stamp out his reputation for underperforming in the playoffs, and through three scoreless innings and one time through the order, it looked like that’s exactly what he was going to do. Kershaw entered the fourth inning with a 4–0 lead after his opposite number, Keuchel, had given up three runs in the first and another in the fourth.

Then Kershaw started to lose it. He walked George Springer to lead off the fourth, then retired Alex Bregman on a seven-pitch at-bat. Altuve singled, then Carlos Correa doubled to left to plate Springer and open the book on Kershaw.

Correa’s double, all but forgotten in the larger story of the game, had a peculiar effect. The first run of the game, particularly against a pitcher like Kershaw, is an important psychological victory, but Correa’s fourth-inning double was more like cracking open the Well to Hell, turning Game 5 from a routine, if somewhat boring, Dodgers victory into a trans-Atlantic convoy to the Island of Not Being Able to Feel Your Extremities.

https://www.theringer.com/2017/10/30/16569314/houston-astros-los-angeles-dodgers-world-series-game-5-madness
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 30, 2017, 04:15:01 AM
I didn't fall asleep, I went to bed after it was 0-4 thinking Kershaw was sewing it up.  :o
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 04:26:47 AM
I didn't fall asleep, I went to bed after it was 0-4 thinking Kershaw was sewing it up.  :o

Based on how I feel this morning, I wish I'd gone with your course of action

The Astros fan in me is glad I didn't, but damn today is going to hurt.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 30, 2017, 05:02:23 AM
^ Ditto.  Just around 4 hours of sleep.  But it was an awesome game!  Go Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 08:35:57 AM
^ Ditto.  Just around 4 hours of sleep.  But it was an awesome game!  Go Astros!

no kidding.  there is a nap in my future today

I guess one of those good news/bad news things - got time to take a nap, but it's b/c I don't have a job to head off to
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on October 30, 2017, 10:18:10 AM
I stayed up to about 1am, the eighth inning wasn't even over yet. What time did it finally end? Great game though and great series too.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on October 30, 2017, 05:23:06 PM
1:40 EDT.  And I worked all day, so, no nap for me.  But, there is a shower, an early supper, and a date with my pillow in the near future.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2017, 05:27:13 PM
1:40 EDT.  And I worked all day, so, no nap for me.  But, there is a shower, an early supper, and a date with my pillow in the near future.

I actually never made it to a nap either, so I'm seeing bed in my future within about 90 minutes
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 30, 2017, 08:39:43 PM
Crazy. I was at a concert and my phone kept alerting me to score changes. I muttered "This game is still going?!" on several occasions between bands.  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2017, 04:45:28 AM
Crazy. I was at a concert and my phone kept alerting me to score changes. I muttered "This game is still going?!" on several occasions between bands.  ;D

I was sitting on my couch and muttering "This game is still going?!" on several occasions
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 31, 2017, 04:59:25 AM
I guess we missed the "best game evah" here. When I went to bed it was 4-4 I think. A co-worker of mine got tickets to the game - apparently she went to school with Altuve's wife, and Altuve went to school with her brother, so she got tickets for a lot cheaper than normal. Said she didn't get home until 3am and then came to work Monday. That's dedication.

Me, I'm very amused at the number of bandwagon fans they suddenly have, and how many stores are joining them in selling Astros crap.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2017, 05:17:56 AM
I've never lived in Houston and I've been a nutso Astros fan since 1980....
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 31, 2017, 05:20:10 AM
I've never lived in Houston and I've been a nutso Astros fan since 1980....

I know. Good on you. I just don't like Houston in general (the city, that is).

I mean, good for them, but I've gotten so much more cynical the older I've gotten, especially about sports. My life doesn't change if they win or lose. I get it's a point of civic pride, but I don't have much pride in Houston. I can't stand this place.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 31, 2017, 07:09:13 AM
I can't stand this place.

You do have a say (http://www.uhaul.com) in that, y'know....
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 07:11:07 AM
Hitch a trailer to that Camaro and haul ass!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 31, 2017, 07:20:06 AM
I wish. I'm stuck here for at least a couple more years. :(

Any of youse have open rooms for rent in the near future?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 07:24:59 AM
How many wargames would you be bringing?
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 31, 2017, 07:27:02 AM
How many wargames would you be bringing?

All of them? No idea. Not sure there's a U-Haul that's affordable enough for that.  :buck2:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 07:29:51 AM
We can negotiate :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bbmike on October 31, 2017, 07:32:04 AM
^Don't do it! He has no electricity!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: mirth on October 31, 2017, 07:35:55 AM
Gaming by candlelight, tres romantique
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 31, 2017, 08:45:31 AM
I don't want to get between you and Star, dude.  :dreamer:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on October 31, 2017, 09:10:32 AM
That's an UGLY place to be.  :-"
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on November 01, 2017, 08:24:12 PM
The organist at Dodger Stadium has played The Doors, The Who, and the Game of Thrones theme.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on November 01, 2017, 09:06:15 PM
Now it's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and the Star Wars theme
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: MetalDog on November 01, 2017, 09:59:54 PM
Astros are World Series champs!!!  Woohoo!!!!!  F*** the Dodgers!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2017, 10:01:02 PM
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
LET'S GO ASTROS!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on November 01, 2017, 10:02:45 PM
Congrats to the Houston Astros-- 2017 World Champs!  :clap:
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2017, 10:24:14 PM
Correa just made his best play of the night, after the game was over
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2017, 10:24:24 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23167755_10110909801756745_1187916586662967078_n.jpg?oh=cb32cec8437f30c445d5919e4a10a2c7&oe=5A6D085F)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2017, 10:27:40 PM
ha!  The Ringer mocked this one up pretty quick :)

(look at the date)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22886062_1942015526064895_6781870366913895966_n.jpg?oh=4da7a24b50f009c368de1916df917973&oe=5A71D492)
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 02, 2017, 04:48:13 AM
Didn't watch the whole game, maybe part of the 2nd and 3rd innings. Went to bed at the normal time. I figure there's plenty enough people in H-town right now that are dragging ass; I didn't need to be one of them.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on November 02, 2017, 08:43:48 AM
I was up anyway. I been working on staying up late to catch Santa Claus when he comes down that chimney this year. I missed him last year cause I nodded-off for a second. That fat f---er can MOVE!
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on November 02, 2017, 08:57:15 AM
I had Darvish on my fantasy team. He sucked. I couldnt bekieve he was a starting pitcher in the WS.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 02, 2017, 09:39:36 AM
Apparently he was tipping pitches. Perez explained it on Mike & Mike this morning
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on November 02, 2017, 09:52:04 AM
Must be a bad tipper.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 02, 2017, 10:33:15 AM
They changed pitchers what, three times in the first two innings?  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 02, 2017, 09:40:23 PM
I had Darvish on my fantasy team. He sucked. I couldnt bekieve he was a starting pitcher in the WS.

But he was pretty good once he got to LA.

Two years in a row now that we've had a pretty good World Series. Which probably means we're due for a boring and one-sided drubbing.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2017, 03:53:14 AM
I had Darvish on my fantasy team. He sucked. I couldnt bekieve he was a starting pitcher in the WS.

But he was pretty good once he got to LA.

And then he ran into a team that's seen him about a dozen or so times in the past 2-3 years.

Astros play the Rangers a LOT, and that means Houston's seen a lot of Darvish.
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on November 03, 2017, 08:20:36 AM
Poor Verlander. He can't go to the World Series Celebration because he has to go on his honeymoon with Kate Upton. Some guys just can't win!  :P
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2017, 08:29:21 AM
Poor Verlander. He can't go to the World Series Celebration because he has to go on his honeymoon with Kate Upton. Some guys just can't win!  :P

he can go to next year's
Title: Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2017, 08:29:42 AM
(unstickied the thread; we'll start the new one when Spring training rolls around)