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Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on April 20, 2014, 12:32:19 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on April 20, 2014, 12:40:22 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

A pet peeve of Pete Rose. Run 'em all out. (No, I don't believe Pete should be in the HOF. Gamble on the game, then lie about it, you're out. But he had the right idea about hustling on the field).

BTW, glad to see this new thread, TBT.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 20, 2014, 09:43:29 PM
Wow. What a finish in the Sox vs Orioles game
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on April 21, 2014, 12:14:56 AM
BOSTON STRONG.

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/10814382/boston-red-sox-honor-victims-eve-118th-boston-marathon
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 21, 2014, 01:44:41 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

Hustling to 1st base, especially on a comebacker to the pitcher is the most overrated thing ever. Old school baseball people are so dumb. If Harper gets hurt legging out some routine groundout the Nats should suspend Matt Williams.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 21, 2014, 01:47:52 AM
Also Carlos Gomez is a stud, he should keep having fun when he plays and pissing off dumb baseball people.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on April 21, 2014, 10:39:40 AM
Albert Pujols is back to machine mode
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 21, 2014, 10:51:12 AM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2014, 10:51:46 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

Hustling to 1st base, especially on a comebacker to the pitcher is the most overrated thing ever. Old school baseball people are so dumb. If Harper gets hurt legging out some routine groundout the Nats should suspend Matt Williams.

How about you actually read the post before you say something stupid like that. There is a difference between jogging and hustling it out.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 21, 2014, 11:02:04 AM
Also Carlos Gomez is a stud, he should keep having fun when he plays and pissing off dumb baseball people.

he looked like quite the dumbass showboating only to have to bust ass to make that triple. :lol:

http://deadspin.com/carlos-gomezs-triple-sparks-bench-clearing-altercation-1565315538?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: wiley on April 21, 2014, 12:38:06 PM
Normally all the crap they put on for fans in the middle of innings.  This was quite comical though:

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ezNDxuDn--/c_fit,fl_progressive,w_636/c6r8jvloz0jaror99oja.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on April 21, 2014, 01:56:50 PM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 21, 2014, 02:00:46 PM

mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

ZenMate extension for Chrome should work.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 21, 2014, 02:16:21 PM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

I do not, would listen to whoever knows more, tho.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: ChiCat on April 21, 2014, 02:16:34 PM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

Prob what spracne said.  There is also an extension people use to watch another country's netflix selection.  I assume that would work too
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on April 21, 2014, 02:20:00 PM
i mean it's like $130 for mlb.tv and i don't want to do it if there is a chance i can't watch any royals games
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 21, 2014, 02:27:10 PM
I live in CO, and the teams I follow aren't in this market, so I've never had an issue.. and the local Root Sports channel plays every Rockies game on TV here if I want to watch them.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 21, 2014, 02:28:13 PM
I live in CO, and the teams I follow aren't in this market, so I've never had an issue.. and the local Root Sports channel plays every Rockies game on TV here if I want to watch them.

However, you are in a good position to test the ZenMate extension so that our friend mocat knows whether or not to pony up for the show.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 21, 2014, 02:34:41 PM
I live in CO, and the teams I follow aren't in this market, so I've never had an issue.. and the local Root Sports channel plays every Rockies game on TV here if I want to watch them.

However, you are in a good position to test the ZenMate extension so that our friend mocat knows whether or not to pony up for the show.

good point, will report back this evening.

correction: will probably be a Wednesday test sesh.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on April 21, 2014, 03:31:36 PM
I live in CO, and the teams I follow aren't in this market, so I've never had an issue.. and the local Root Sports channel plays every Rockies game on TV here if I want to watch them.

However, you are in a good position to test the ZenMate extension so that our friend mocat knows whether or not to pony up for the show.

good point, will report back this evening.

correction: will probably be a Wednesday test sesh.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 21, 2014, 03:31:58 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

Hustling to 1st base, especially on a comebacker to the pitcher is the most overrated thing ever. Old school baseball people are so dumb. If Harper gets hurt legging out some routine groundout the Nats should suspend Matt Williams.

How about you actually read the post before you say something stupid like that. There is a difference between jogging and hustling it out.

I was referring to the incident, no where in my post did I say anything about you thinking he should jog it out. Get off the roids and replace them with paxil dude.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 21, 2014, 03:35:52 PM
Also Carlos Gomez is a stud, he should keep having fun when he plays and pissing off dumb baseball people.

he looked like quite the dumbass showboating only to have to bust ass to make that triple. :lol:

http://deadspin.com/carlos-gomezs-triple-sparks-bench-clearing-altercation-1565315538?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Still made the triple though, he wasn't getting an in-the-parker out of that so no harm no foul except for the dumbasses who take exception to people having fun. I'm glad that Cole acknowledged that he himself was the reason his teammate got KOed.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

Hustling to 1st base, especially on a comebacker to the pitcher is the most overrated thing ever. Old school baseball people are so dumb. If Harper gets hurt legging out some routine groundout the Nats should suspend Matt Williams.

How about you actually read the post before you say something stupid like that. There is a difference between jogging and hustling it out.

I was referring to the incident, no where in my post did I say anything about you thinking he should jog it out. Get off the roids and replace them with paxil dude.

Maybe I overreacted, I consider myself an old school baseball person so
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on April 21, 2014, 11:14:50 PM
Sale on the DL.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/10818599/chris-sale-chicago-white-sox-miss-start-due-soreness
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 23, 2014, 08:42:30 AM
Masahiro Tanaka is the truth. Yanks will roll through the AL then dispose of whatever pud NL team is fortunate enough to have the chance to play the champs in the WS.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: nicname on April 23, 2014, 12:02:18 PM
It always kind of irks me when formerly beloved Red Sox don Yankee pinstripes. It's also interesting how seldom you see the reverse, with a prominent former Yankee playing for Boston.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 02:49:39 PM
It always kind of irks me when formerly beloved Red Sox don Yankee pinstripes. It's also interesting how seldom you see the reverse, with a prominent former Yankee playing for Boston.

meh. We don't give outrageous contracts to aging players. Also Ellsbury was never beloved by Red Sox Nation.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 23, 2014, 02:54:21 PM
Hey @Shooter Jones, don't forget about our friend mocat today.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 23, 2014, 03:46:41 PM
Hey @Shooter Jones, don't forget about our friend mocat today.

I've been trying.. so here's the deal, I use the MLB.TV apps on my iPhone and iPad, and usually just stream it on AppleTV if I'm home. so, I never use a browser, but I downloaded chrome and tried to start up the zenmate extension and it won't allow me to, I'm guessing cause it's an apple product. and I don't have a laptop, so tell me what I'm doing wrong or what I should do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 23, 2014, 03:48:15 PM
Hey @Shooter Jones, don't forget about our friend mocat today.

I've been trying.. so here's the deal, I use the MLB.TV apps on my iPhone and iPad, and usually just stream it on AppleTV if I'm home. so, I never use a browser, but I downloaded chrome and tried to start up the zenmate extension and it won't allow me to, I'm guessing cause it's an apple product. and I don't have a laptop, so tell me what I'm doing wrong or what I should do.

Downloaded chrome on what device?  You don't have a laptop or a desktop at all?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 23, 2014, 03:56:45 PM
Hey @Shooter Jones, don't forget about our friend mocat today.

I've been trying.. so here's the deal, I use the MLB.TV apps on my iPhone and iPad, and usually just stream it on AppleTV if I'm home. so, I never use a browser, but I downloaded chrome and tried to start up the zenmate extension and it won't allow me to, I'm guessing cause it's an apple product. and I don't have a laptop, so tell me what I'm doing wrong or what I should do.

Downloaded chrome on what device?  You don't have a laptop or a desktop at all?

charger broke for my laptop a few years ago and I never felt the need to get a new one since I pretty much use my iPad and phone 24 on the 7.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 23, 2014, 03:58:33 PM
Well, I've only used ZenMate on a PC.  Chrome for mobile devices doesn't have all the same plugins.  There are VPN apps for iOS, but I don't know if any of them are free.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on April 23, 2014, 04:00:09 PM
i've been slumming it on strikeout.co lately
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2014, 04:01:41 PM
i've been slumming it on strikeout.co lately

:thumbs:, fellow slummer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 23, 2014, 04:13:08 PM
interesting development.. just pulled up the Rockies game on mlb.tv on my PC here in the Denver office and it's not blacked out
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Spracne on April 23, 2014, 04:15:19 PM
interesting development.. just pulled up the Rockies game on mlb.tv on my PC here in the Denver office and it's not blacked out

running w/ ZenMate or without?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 23, 2014, 04:33:16 PM
interesting development.. just pulled up the Rockies game on mlb.tv on my PC here in the Denver office and it's not blacked out

running w/ ZenMate or without?

without... talked to IT, and it's cause our network load balances between a few different big sites so it has no idea I'm actually in Denver

sorry, running Zenmate won't do anything for our R&D here at the office, guys. the IT guy has never messed around with it either so he has no educated input.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2014, 10:19:23 PM
i've been slumming it on strikeout.co lately

:thumbs:, fellow slummer

What is this and why am I hearing about for the first time this exact second?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2014, 10:20:22 PM
it's more or less the same as hitting the baseball section of firstrowsports
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2014, 10:30:01 PM
so its like 18p quality  :Yuck:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 10:50:51 PM
I'm part :ROFL: about Michael Pineda and part embarrassed for him, what a rough ridin' clown though.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on April 23, 2014, 11:06:04 PM
it's more or less the same as hitting the baseball section of firstrowsports

i'd say the main difference is that there are usually baseball games on strikeout.co
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2014, 11:07:38 PM
it's more or less the same as hitting the baseball section of firstrowsports

i'd say the main difference is that there are usually baseball games on strikeout.co

firstrowsports also generally does all mlb.tv games
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 11:35:51 PM
alright dorks, is this a baseball thread or the preferred way I steal games thread
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2014, 11:38:16 PM
it's the baseball equivalent of the "non-skc MLS master thread", so we're doing everyone a favor
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: sunny_cat on April 24, 2014, 12:14:47 AM
it's the baseball equivalent of the "non-skc MLS master thread", so we're doing everyone a favor

:D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 24, 2014, 12:11:22 PM
Quote from: Chris Carpenter
"Pine tar, sunscreen, whatever… it's not there to help the ball sink, cut or do funny things. It's a tool to keep it from flying out of your hands."

Just to clear things up, it serves the same purpose as a batting glove.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kso_FAN on April 24, 2014, 12:13:12 PM
This could probably go in the maps thread.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl-1MRHCIAAQX0O.png)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 24, 2014, 01:02:27 PM
Quote from: Chris Carpenter
"Pine tar, sunscreen, whatever… it's not there to help the ball sink, cut or do funny things. It's a tool to keep it from flying out of your hands."

Just to clear things up, it serves the same purpose as a batting glove.

Yeah everyone is aware of the purpose, it's one of the reasons why the Red Sox didn't say anything when Pineda did it last week. But when he didn't have it and got shelled in the first inning and then came out in the second like he had bathed in it, they had to say something. I really don't know why he doesn't put it on his hat or glove like everyone else does.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 24, 2014, 01:09:35 PM
Quote from: Chris Carpenter
"Pine tar, sunscreen, whatever… it's not there to help the ball sink, cut or do funny things. It's a tool to keep it from flying out of your hands."

Just to clear things up, it serves the same purpose as a batting glove.

Yeah everyone is aware of the purpose, it's one of the reasons why the Red Sox didn't say anything when Pineda did it last week. But when he didn't have it and got shelled in the first inning and then came out in the second like he had bathed in it, they had to say something. I really don't know why he doesn't put it on his hat or glove like everyone else does.

He might as well of just brought out the damn container of it and set it on the mound next to his feet. It's hard to understand the thought process behind putting it on his neck.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kso_FAN on April 24, 2014, 01:14:18 PM
Yeah its like Pineda thought "man, I almost got caught putting it on my hand, I'll have to find a more conspicuous spot."

(http://nesncom.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/michael-pineda1.jpg)

(http://cdn.nextimpulsesports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EyeTVSnapshot3.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 24, 2014, 02:50:18 PM
This could probably go in the maps thread.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl-1MRHCIAAQX0O.png)

that is one of the coolest graphics I have ever seen  :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 24, 2014, 04:16:51 PM
Where my A's fans at?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: nicname on April 24, 2014, 04:26:12 PM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

I've told you how to do this twice.  Have you tried it yet?

http://www.unblock-us.com/  Is the site. It's $5 a month and will allow you to watch all Royals games with mlb.tv supposing you have a description.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 24, 2014, 06:34:39 PM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

I've told you how to do this twice.  Have you tried it yet?

http://www.unblock-us.com/  Is the site. It's $5 a month and will allow you to watch all Royals games with mlb.tv supposing you have a description.

Do you have to subscribe to that thing, like pay every month, or can you pay like in May then again in August? The Des Moines area is the home market for six different teams; Royals, White Sox, Cubs, Twins, Cardinals, and Brewers. It's really annoying that I miss my Red Sox home call so often. Listening to Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone two weeks ago was akin to sticking scissors in my urethra. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: nicname on April 25, 2014, 01:04:56 AM
mlb.tv is like, totes worth it, guys.

do you have the IP location computer nerd workaround thing so you can watch games in your market? does anybody know how to do this?

I've told you how to do this twice.  Have you tried it yet?

http://www.unblock-us.com/  Is the site. It's $5 a month and will allow you to watch all Royals games with mlb.tv supposing you have a description.

Do you have to subscribe to that thing, like pay every month, or can you pay like in May then again in August? The Des Moines area is the home market for six different teams; Royals, White Sox, Cubs, Twins, Cardinals, and Brewers. It's really annoying that I miss my Red Sox home call so often. Listening to Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone two weeks ago was akin to sticking scissors in my urethra.

You don't have to subscribe. It's month to month. It's very easy to set up.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kim carnes on April 25, 2014, 08:29:25 AM
This could probably go in the maps thread.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl-1MRHCIAAQX0O.png)

Padres  :emawkid:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 25, 2014, 09:56:45 AM
This could probably go in the maps thread.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl-1MRHCIAAQX0O.png)

What a shitty state Nebraska is.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 29, 2014, 04:12:36 PM
http://mlb.com/fancave/blog/article.jsp?content=article&content_id=73690322&partnerId=th_email
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 29, 2014, 04:36:27 PM
http://mlb.com/fancave/blog/article.jsp?content=article&content_id=73690322&partnerId=th_email

 :)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 29, 2014, 04:41:31 PM
Of course Stevie's contribution to this thread is TV stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kso_FAN on April 29, 2014, 04:44:42 PM
We need a Jimmy Fallon thread. He's fantastic. JMHO.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on May 06, 2014, 08:39:17 AM
Laz Diaz is a piece of crap.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 0.42 on May 06, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
hello to all bravescats out there
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on May 07, 2014, 04:50:19 PM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kim carnes on May 07, 2014, 06:46:13 PM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.

no one here gives a eff if you can't watch the rough ridin' cardinals you stupid piece of crap
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2014, 06:49:43 PM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.

no one here gives a eff if you can't watch the rough ridin' cardinals you stupid piece of crap

Meh. To be fair, this isn't the Royals thread.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 07, 2014, 06:52:22 PM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.

Did you see my post that said Des Moines is the home territory for 6 different freaking teams
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: sunny_cat on May 07, 2014, 06:53:52 PM
We need a Jimmy Fallon thread. He's fantastic. JMHO.

I agree that he is fantastic. I want to hug him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on May 08, 2014, 09:44:28 AM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.

Did you see my post that said Des Moines is the home territory for 6 different freaking teams

That would be the worst.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on May 08, 2014, 09:45:10 AM
It's so ridiculous that I can't watch the Cardinals here in MHK using MLB.tv without an IP blocker. Stupid Fox Sports Kansas City. Stupid MLB blackout rules.

no one here gives a eff if you can't watch the rough ridin' cardinals you stupid piece of crap

Let's go to the fight thread
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 09, 2014, 10:02:49 PM
guys, turn it to the Rangers game. now.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 09, 2014, 10:17:37 PM
guys, turn it to the Rangers game. now.

need a channel bruh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on May 09, 2014, 10:25:08 PM
Amazing. Second time he's lost a no-no with 2 out in the 9th.   :cry:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 'taterblast on May 20, 2014, 06:13:37 PM
kind of royals related but not really:

http://deadspin.com/miguel-olivo-reportedly-bites-off-chunk-of-teammates-ea-1579283612 (http://deadspin.com/miguel-olivo-reportedly-bites-off-chunk-of-teammates-ea-1579283612)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on May 20, 2014, 06:29:44 PM
 :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 25, 2014, 03:20:55 PM
Joshua Patrick Beckett  :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 25, 2014, 04:09:29 PM
Joshua Patrick Beckett  :surprised:

I'm very surprised it took him this long to get his first one
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 26, 2014, 08:57:28 PM
The Dodgers are 6 outs away from back to back no hitters.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on May 26, 2014, 09:47:02 PM
The Dodgers are 6 outs away from back to back no hitters.

Leadoff double in the 8th ruined it for Ryu. Have to think the long bottom of the 7th had something to do with it. He was in the dugout a long time. Great performance, however.

(Now the Reds have knocked him out of the game with 3 in the 8th...still batting).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Kat Kid on May 26, 2014, 10:08:55 PM
The Dodgers are 6 outs away from back to back no hitters.

In my daily fantasy baseball league back-to-back days in which Dodger's no-hitter bids were not started.  Last night another guy in the league started Ian Kennedy, tonight I started Yordano.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 26, 2014, 10:39:14 PM
The Dodgers are 6 outs away from back to back no hitters.

Leadoff double in the 8th ruined it for Ryu. Have to think the long bottom of the 7th had something to do with it. He was in the dugout a long time. Great performance, however.

(Now the Reds have knocked him out of the game with 3 in the 8th...still batting).

Did you see my Twitter rant?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 26, 2014, 10:40:30 PM
The Dodgers are 6 outs away from back to back no hitters.

In my daily fantasy baseball league back-to-back days in which Dodger's no-hitter bids were not started.  Last night another guy in the league started Ian Kennedy, tonight I started Yordano.

Your decision was the best in both cases though, garbage luck
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 02, 2014, 04:05:12 PM
Have you guys seen this? Sign him up!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch#articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 02, 2014, 09:59:29 PM
Have you guys seen this? Sign him up!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch#articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch

 :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 02, 2014, 10:15:16 PM
Have you guys seen this? Sign him up!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch#articles/2083352-japanese-pitcher-freezes-batter-and-umpire-with-20-foot-high-eephus-pitch

 :love: :love: :love:
Thank you! I was waiting for someone to appreciate this.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Shooter Jones on June 04, 2014, 12:47:41 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/the-internet-made-it-so--50-cent-s-horrible-first-pitch-hit-by-vladimir-guerrero-222817774.html

Wasn't really sure where to put this, but it's fantastic.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on June 04, 2014, 11:59:51 PM
Zim is no longer with us. What a loss. Guy was baseball through and through.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11034217/baseball-legend-don-zimmer-dies-83
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 05, 2014, 03:09:24 AM
Heard an interview with Pedro last week and he was still expressing his surprise at Zimmer charging him. Pedro also said that Don called him a [redacted] before trying to fight him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: joda on June 07, 2014, 03:41:33 PM
This seems as good as anywhere to put this

@MLBDraftTracker: 28 (837): @Padres select Texas A&M U SS Johnny Manziel. http://t.co/Ofr4wZy4kp  #MLBDraft (http://@MLBDraftTracker: 28 (837): @Padres select Texas A&M U SS Johnny Manziel. http://t.co/Ofr4wZy4kp  #MLBDraft)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2014, 09:38:42 AM
Put what?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 08, 2014, 09:44:34 AM
cantseeshitcaptain.gif
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: joda on June 08, 2014, 11:31:40 AM
Might go in the shame yourself thread, but used the img rather than URL  :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: joda on June 08, 2014, 11:45:52 PM
Anybody else think every team the Os play needs to plunk Machado?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on June 08, 2014, 11:48:17 PM
Anybody else think every team the Os play needs to plunk Machado?

He's become a target.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: joda on June 09, 2014, 12:02:53 AM
Anybody else think every team the Os play needs to plunk Machado?

He's become a target.

Yep. I don't really care about the players that showboat, but he was such a whinny little bitch this weekend I wouldn't mind seeing every team peg him in the back.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: SdK on June 09, 2014, 12:21:56 AM
I hope they do. What a baby. I'd hit him once a game. Weird for them to eject the pitcher after throwing another pitch. Pretty wussass of the crew.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: jtksu on June 09, 2014, 12:34:01 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

A pet peeve of Pete Rose. Run 'em all out. (No, I don't believe Pete should be in the HOF. Gamble on the game, then lie about it, you're out. But he had the right idea about hustling on the field).

BTW, glad to see this new thread, TBT.

You and I have very different views on Charlie Hustle's spot in the hall.   Dude never gambled against his team.   
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 09, 2014, 11:43:04 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

A pet peeve of Pete Rose. Run 'em all out. (No, I don't believe Pete should be in the HOF. Gamble on the game, then lie about it, you're out. But he had the right idea about hustling on the field).

BTW, glad to see this new thread, TBT.

You and I have very different views on Charlie Hustle's spot in the hall.   Dude never gambled against his team.

Not gambling for his team is essentially betting against his team, his gambling was illegal betting it isn't such a leap for him to have an agreement that stated implied or otherwise that if he didn't place a bet then the bookies are to assume that it is the same as betting against the Reds. That being said his gambling and lying had nothing to do with how he was as a player.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: SdK on June 10, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
Just realized Donaldson and Manny are in the same commercial. :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kslim on June 11, 2014, 08:42:47 AM
the braves bats are heating up gents. only a matter of time until we get no hit
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 0.42 on June 11, 2014, 05:42:24 PM
the braves bats are heating up gents. only a matter of time until we get no hit

barving is not a verb, it's a way of life
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: j-dub on June 11, 2014, 06:49:20 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24532868/bryce-harper-benched-for-lack-of-hustle-despite-quad-injury

At least jog it out 90 ft. Good grief

A pet peeve of Pete Rose. Run 'em all out. (No, I don't believe Pete should be in the HOF. Gamble on the game, then lie about it, you're out. But he had the right idea about hustling on the field).

BTW, glad to see this new thread, TBT.

You and I have very different views on Charlie Hustle's spot in the hall.   Dude never gambled against his team.

Not gambling for his team is essentially betting against his team, his gambling was illegal betting it isn't such a leap for him to have an agreement that stated implied or otherwise that if he didn't place a bet then the bookies are to assume that it is the same as betting against the Reds. That being said his gambling and lying had nothing to do with how he was as a player.

this book came out a few months back. it's fantastic. a really thorough look at rose as a player and person. while reading it, i found it really easy to understand where both sides are coming from. ultimately, i think he should be in the hall.

(http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wamc/files/201403/peterose.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Stevesie60 on June 12, 2014, 02:54:02 AM
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 12, 2014, 07:46:48 AM
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.

Because his entire life has been devoted to baseball, I'm sure he'd rather be involved with baseball and all things baseball hall of famers get to do instead of answering to unauthorized biographies and the subject of 60 Minutes stories.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kslim on June 12, 2014, 11:34:12 AM
the braves bats are heating up gents. only a matter of time until we get no hit

barving is not a verb, it's a way of life
got pretty well crap on last night. Freddy is worse than ned
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 12, 2014, 01:23:15 PM
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.

Because his entire life has been devoted to baseball, I'm sure he'd rather be involved with baseball and all things baseball hall of famers get to do instead of answering to unauthorized biographies and the subject of 60 Minutes stories.

Yep.
Hall of Fame is the ultimate validation. He'd be less famous more validated.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 16, 2014, 11:15:57 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2014, 11:18:22 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

MIR he was Cal Ripken without the hype. Just the best. I saw him IRL at fan fest in 2012, he did not look good. One of my favs as a young man along with Kirby Puckett.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: j-dub on June 16, 2014, 11:18:53 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

sorry MIR. :frown: :hug:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: 8manpick on June 16, 2014, 11:29:37 AM
I loved him as a young kid. Just thought he was such a pure hitter... Sad day
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 16, 2014, 11:44:30 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

MIR he was Cal Ripken without the hype. Just the best. I saw him IRL at fan fest in 2012, he did not look good. One of my favs as a young man along with Kirby Puckett.

In middle and high school my favorite athletes were
Joe Carter
Kirby Puckett
Cal Ripken Jr.
Tony Gwynn

I loved (love) baseball so much
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2014, 11:46:23 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

MIR he was Cal Ripken without the hype. Just the best. I saw him IRL at fan fest in 2012, he did not look good. One of my favs as a young man along with Kirby Puckett.

In middle and high school my favorite athletes were
Joe Carter
Kirby Puckett
Cal Ripken Jr.
Tony Gwynn

I loved (love) baseball so much

I umpired a game where Joe Carter was the coach. If you're looking for a story about him being a huge jerk, you won't find it here because he was a fantastic guy. He was teaching his team the game, coaching, instead of yelling at umpires and kids like some of these idiot dads would do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: kslim on June 16, 2014, 11:46:45 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

MIR he was Cal Ripken without the hype. Just the best. I saw him IRL at fan fest in 2012, he did not look good. One of my favs as a young man along with Kirby Puckett.

In middle and high school my favorite athletes were
Joe Carter
Kirby Puckett
Cal Ripken Jr.
Tony Gwynn

I loved (love) baseball so much
man we are same, throw in eric davis ozzie and the kid and wow

dipping sucks and i really should quit
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2014, 12:49:38 PM
Quote
Jayson Stark
@jaysonst
 I have a blog of awesome Tony Gwynn numbers coming soon. But how bout this: 129 AB vs. Maddux & Pedro . . . ZERO strikeouts
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2014, 01:06:44 PM
1 3 strikeout game in his career. 8 seasons with less than 20 strikeouts. wow.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: j-dub on June 16, 2014, 01:08:10 PM
that's unbelievable. there isn't a single guy playing today who will ever do that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: mocat on June 16, 2014, 01:13:53 PM
his career OBP is .388, which is absolutely unfathomable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2014, 01:16:37 PM
5 Gold Gloves
319 steals
Only player in last 80 years to hit .338 career with 300 steals
297 3 hit games

Quote
• He had three different seasons in which he hit .370 or higher. In the 73 years since Ted Williams last hit .400, all the other hitters who passed through the big leagues -- a group that includes Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Wade Boggs, yadda, yadda, yadda -- combined to do it only eight times.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11092617/mlb-late-tony-gwynn-incredible-hitting-numbers (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11092617/mlb-late-tony-gwynn-incredible-hitting-numbers)

Drafted in the NBA by Clippers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: j-dub on June 16, 2014, 01:18:22 PM
5 Gold Gloves
319 steals
Only player in last 80 years to hit .338 career with 300 steals
297 3 hit games

Quote
• He had three different seasons in which he hit .370 or higher. In the 73 years since Ted Williams last hit .400, all the other hitters who passed through the big leagues -- a group that includes Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Wade Boggs, yadda, yadda, yadda -- combined to do it only eight times.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11092617/mlb-late-tony-gwynn-incredible-hitting-numbers (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11092617/mlb-late-tony-gwynn-incredible-hitting-numbers)

Drafted in the NBA by Clippers.

 :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 17, 2014, 01:53:09 AM
Guys Tony Gwynn is dead :bawl: I need a hug

MIR he was Cal Ripken without the hype. Just the best. I saw him IRL at fan fest in 2012, he did not look good. One of my favs as a young man along with Kirby Puckett.

In middle and high school my favorite athletes were
Joe Carter
Kirby Puckett
Cal Ripken Jr.
Tony Gwynn

I loved (love) baseball so much

I umpired a game where Joe Carter was the coach. If you're looking for a story about him being a huge jerk, you won't find it here because he was a fantastic guy. He was teaching his team the game, coaching, instead of yelling at umpires and kids like some of these idiot dads would do.

He and both of my parents grew up together; lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. He married my dad's cousin.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EMAWmeister on June 18, 2014, 11:33:16 PM
Kershaw has a perfect game bid in the seventh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: EMAWmeister on June 18, 2014, 11:33:55 PM
Edit: eff you Hanley Ramirez.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2014, 11:36:35 PM

Edit: eff you Hanley Ramirez.

that name sounds made up
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Headinjun on June 18, 2014, 11:40:25 PM
:
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.

Wow, talk about low baseball IQ.

Pete Rose would be just as famous without the controversy. Ask just about any middle aged man who would be in there top 5 from back then and Pete Rose will come up about every time.

There's a man in my office that said he stopped watching MLB after Rose retired.

  Rose had a motor that extended to all facets of the game. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 18, 2014, 11:40:44 PM

Edit: eff you Hanley Ramirez.

that name sounds made up

Boubacar Berry sounds made up more tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2014, 11:41:35 PM


Edit: eff you Hanley Ramirez.

that name sounds made up

Boubacar Berry sounds made up more tho

we'll see when ramirez faces boubacar tomorrow!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 18, 2014, 11:46:59 PM
:
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.

Wow, talk about low baseball IQ.

Pete Rose would be just as famous without the controversy. Ask just about any middle aged man who would be in there top 5 from back then and Pete Rose will come up about every time.

There's a man in my office that said he stopped watching MLB after Rose retired.

  Rose had a motor that extended to all facets of the game.

That guy is full of crap. And middle aged men ranking 70s baseball players is not the end all be all of fame. He's absolutely more famous for being banned from baseball.

Who is more famous? Shoeless Joe or Tris Speaker? Tell me and tell me why.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Stevesie60 on June 18, 2014, 11:50:08 PM
I know a handful of baseball players that played before I was born. Pete Rose is probably the only one that didn't play for the Yankees at some point in the 30's.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 18, 2014, 11:51:01 PM
I know a handful of baseball players that played before I was born. Pete Rose is probably the only one that didn't play for the Yankees at some point in the 30's.

I bet you know Shoeless Joe*


*Stud hitter, banned for gambling, wicked famous
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Stevesie60 on June 18, 2014, 11:52:10 PM
I know a handful of baseball players that played before I was born. Pete Rose is probably the only one that didn't play for the Yankees at some point in the 30's.

I bet you know Shoeless Joe*


*Stud hitter, banned for gambling, wicked famous

Yes, I know that name. No idea what his accomplishments are. I think the only reason I know his name though is because my friends and I named a stray cat Shoeless Joe because he had all white paws. I literally have never heard of the other guy you posted.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2014, 11:55:00 PM
he's a boxer right? #trivia
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 18, 2014, 11:59:50 PM
he's a boxer right? #trivia

you goons. he holds the record for career doubles.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:00:15 AM
sounds as cool as his name
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 19, 2014, 12:03:25 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/BoSox_Outfield.JPEG)

He's in the middle. What a smile!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:04:58 AM
i thought he was black :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 19, 2014, 12:06:49 AM
i thought he was black :lol:

They weren't even allowed until like 20 years after he retired.  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:07:14 AM
trivia synergy! :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:07:56 AM
he was apparently born the same year I think salina developed a potable water system
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 19, 2014, 12:09:25 AM
I know a handful of baseball players that played before I was born. Pete Rose is probably the only one that didn't play for the Yankees at some point in the 30's.

pete rose played until 1986... cutting it close there, old man
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 19, 2014, 12:09:37 AM
Just finished watching Kershaw get that no hitter. Wow.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:10:12 AM

Just finished watching Kershaw get that no hitter. Wow.

yeah that was awesome!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Tobias on June 19, 2014, 12:10:34 AM
<--- hbbiq
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: bones129 on June 19, 2014, 01:03:56 AM
Just finished watching Kershaw get that no hitter. Wow.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) LOWER DIVISION THREAD
Post by: steve dave on June 19, 2014, 07:17:51 AM
ha, burned this thread down good  :cool:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related)
Post by: Headinjun on June 19, 2014, 01:16:57 PM
:
Why does Pete Rose want to be in the Hall of Fame so bad? He's way more famous because of the controversy than he would be for being in the Hall of Fame.

Wow, talk about low baseball IQ.

Pete Rose would be just as famous without the controversy. Ask just about any middle aged man who would be in there top 5 from back then and Pete Rose will come up about every time.

There's a man in my office that said he stopped watching MLB after Rose retired.

  Rose had a motor that extended to all facets of the game.

That guy is full of crap. And middle aged men ranking 70s baseball players is not the end all be all of fame. He's absolutely more famous for being banned from baseball.

Who is more famous? Shoeless Joe or Tris Speaker? Tell me and tell me why.

Pete Rose  makes numerous top 25 lists of all time players.

He would be just as famous and probably be a broadcaster now.

He wouldn't be somebody people forgot about.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on June 19, 2014, 06:48:51 PM
He'll get in posthumously.  :ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 25, 2014, 08:09:04 PM
"The Freak" with his 2nd  :nono: joins Sandy Koufax, The Big Unit, and Doc Halladay as the only pitchers with two Cy Young's and two  :nono:'s
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on June 26, 2014, 10:21:43 AM
"The Freak" with his 2nd  :nono: joins Sandy Koufax, The Big Unit, and Doc Halladay as the only pitchers with two Cy Young's and two  :nono:'s

I wish I would have watched that yesterday. Didn't know it was happening until after it was over.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 27, 2014, 12:07:15 AM
The guy can pitch, obviously. Wouldn't be surprised to see a third no-no from him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 29, 2014, 07:23:29 PM
Watching this Sox vs Yankees game and I still can't believe Jeter is retiring
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 30, 2014, 01:11:29 AM
Jeter retiring is indeed a sad thing.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on June 30, 2014, 07:39:05 AM
I thought jeter retired like 3 years ago
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on June 30, 2014, 08:30:33 AM
Might be an alright guy, but he wears pinstripes. eff Derek Jeter.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on June 30, 2014, 10:56:43 PM
Bryce's first day back from rehab and he's already stirring up trouble.  :love:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/wp/2014/06/30/bryce-harper-says-matt-williams-should-keep-ryan-zimmerman-in-left-field/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 01, 2014, 02:26:39 AM
Big Papi young home run stud/

http://nesn.com/2013/08/david-ortiz-impresses-alex-rodriguez-ken-griffey-jr-at-home-run-derby-in-1996-video/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 02, 2014, 11:34:41 AM
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/7/1/5863210/david-ortiz-early-walk-red-sox-cubs (http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/7/1/5863210/david-ortiz-early-walk-red-sox-cubs)

@mocat
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 02, 2014, 11:40:04 AM
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/7/1/5863210/david-ortiz-early-walk-red-sox-cubs (http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/7/1/5863210/david-ortiz-early-walk-red-sox-cubs)

@mocat

OMG!  :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 02, 2014, 10:32:45 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Brlpz-4CIAABMLo.jpg:large)

Quote
Kansas City Chiefs retweeted
20m

San Francisco Giants @SFGiants
Welcome back @KCChiefs QB Alex Smith! #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/N2Oa8FhCLC

Welp. Mark July 2nd. Giants are in first, nosedive starts now. Ts and Ps Giants.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 02, 2014, 10:34:16 PM
i have it on good authority that alex smith mods this thread
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 03, 2014, 12:25:31 AM
He has really gorgeous blue eyes
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 09, 2014, 12:12:59 PM
http://deadspin.com/alleged-murderer-has-cardinals-and-white-sox-logos-amon-1602404104 (http://deadspin.com/alleged-murderer-has-cardinals-and-white-sox-logos-amon-1602404104)

no surprise really.....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 09, 2014, 01:37:11 PM
http://deadspin.com/alleged-murderer-has-cardinals-and-white-sox-logos-amon-1602404104 (http://deadspin.com/alleged-murderer-has-cardinals-and-white-sox-logos-amon-1602404104)

no surprise really.....

Water is wet
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 08:51:20 PM
The derby so far  :flush:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 08:58:51 PM
Welp Stanton is a stud  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 09:50:07 PM
"20,000 ft in HR's tonight, *HR* And 21,000 ft in HR's tonight!" - Chris Berman

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 14, 2014, 09:59:02 PM
"20,000 ft in HR's tonight, *HR* And 21,000 ft in HR's tonight!" - Chris Berman

 :facepalm:

I'm watching on mute, Berman is unbearable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 14, 2014, 09:59:23 PM
HAHA HE THINKS A HR RUN IS 1000 FEET. SO STUPID.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 10:04:49 PM
can't believe they still have a home run derby
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 10:07:16 PM
I slept through the first two hours of the actual contest.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 10:08:46 PM
Hour rain delay put it way behind schedule. Cespedes and Bautista are studs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 10:12:21 PM
can't believe they still have a home run derby
It use to be fun. That had one at my little league world series state. It's a fun event when studs are in it. Same thing happened to the dunk contest.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 10:12:44 PM
Like, I had the tv turned on and fell asleep while the first guy was taking his rips.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 10:13:12 PM
Advancing with 2 & 1 HR's!?

They need pre-bbcore bats or steroids cuz that's stupid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 10:18:22 PM
Yoenis Cespedes "@ynscspds: I'm not giving away this crown, you gotta take it from me ???? #HRDerby"

 :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 10:22:22 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 10:23:23 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.

all sports really
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 10:31:01 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.

all sports really

I agree, for professional sports anyway.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 10:32:08 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.

all sports really

I agree, for professional sports anyway.

well ya, don't juice until you're getting paid.  not worth it before that i don't think.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 10:36:18 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 10:48:18 PM
Looks like my pick is gonna win this in a landslide  :Woot:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 10:49:20 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.

gift baskets?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 10:53:46 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.

gift baskets?
Jeter gives away memorabilia gift baskets to his one night stands. He never got married and cheated on a wife, like most pros do. MH thinks he's unclassy for this, cause I'm sure, he's always been 100% classy around the ladies. Also, roids, definitely classy. :)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 14, 2014, 10:55:04 PM
Steroids should be a prerequisite for participating in the HR derby.

But hey, this guy was pretty great without.

Edit: I was going to put a video of Griffey bombing away, but this is the best I could find.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=1993+home+run+derby
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 14, 2014, 10:55:36 PM
FWIW, I'm not a fan of steroids in baseball, just the HR Derb.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 10:58:14 PM
Griffey derby's were some of the best derby's
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 10:59:37 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.

gift baskets?
Jeter gives away memorabilia gift baskets to his one night stands. He never got married and cheated on a wife, like most pros do. MH thinks he's unclassy for this, cause I'm sure, he's always been 100% classy around the ladies. Also, roids, definitely classy. :)

wow, that's one of the doucheist things i've ever heard.  the gift basket part, who cares who/how many people he sleeps with, and i'm sure mh doesn't care about that aspect one bit either.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:03:56 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.

gift baskets?
Jeter gives away memorabilia gift baskets to his one night stands. He never got married and cheated on a wife, like most pros do. MH thinks he's unclassy for this, cause I'm sure, he's always been 100% classy around the ladies. Also, roids, definitely classy. :)

wow, that's one of the doucheist things i've ever heard.  the gift basket part, who cares who/how many people he sleeps with, and i'm sure mh doesn't care about that aspect one bit either.
Oh good grief.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:05:49 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 14, 2014, 11:10:28 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey

I don't know how the basis for comparison stacks up, but it's very likely that gift baskets and town-car rides are relatively courteous.

Edit: Nevermind "autograph SWAG"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:15:38 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey

I don't know how the basis for comparison stacks up, but it's very likely that gift baskets and town-car rides are relatively courteous.

Edit: Nevermind "autograph SWAG"
Dude is legit. One new York newspaper ran on a story from a shacker who could have been a clinger for all we know. No one can judge a prince, until they've lived a day in his clothing, and had the temptations he's had on a daily basis.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 11:17:50 PM
I mean, shouldn't Jeter be your idol fanning? Just slaying phillies all day and night?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:20:42 PM
Metalhead has interesting morals to me. Gift baskets and respecting women the clean way in the mlb like jeter is bad, but guys like Arod are OK. Hmmmm.

Your lack of critical thinking skills is absolutely astounding.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:22:09 PM
I mean, shouldn't Jeter be your idol fanning? Just slaying phillies all day and night?
Jesus, no, but he was smart enough not to put a ring on it. He's not a bad person for having what he wanted and girls throwing themselves at him. Many of you are being dumb/ naive by acting like you never wanted his lifestyle as a kid, but I forgot, everyone tries to play politicly correct these days on here. :sigh:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:22:37 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey

I don't know how the basis for comparison stacks up, but it's very likely that gift baskets and town-car rides are relatively courteous.

Edit: Nevermind "autograph SWAG"

ya, cab fare is just being a nice guy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 14, 2014, 11:23:14 PM
I mean, shouldn't Jeter be your idol fanning? Just slaying phillies all day and night?

If Jeter was a Met this would be elite
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:23:50 PM
fanning, i really doubt anyone in this thread at all cares that he mumped a lot of women.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 14, 2014, 11:26:09 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey

I don't know how the basis for comparison stacks up, but it's very likely that gift baskets and town-car rides are relatively courteous.

Edit: Nevermind "autograph SWAG"

ya, cab fare is just being a nice guy

I mean, if it is like a gift certificate to SAKS, some body wash, potpourri, etc. AND an autographed baseball, then it's still pretty courteous imo. But if it's like the ball, a poster, bobblehead and a pennant, then that's pretty douchey.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:27:05 PM
fanning, i have what would be described as "neutral to positive, but mostly don't care" feelings towards jeter, but seriously, that is extremely douchey

I don't know how the basis for comparison stacks up, but it's very likely that gift baskets and town-car rides are relatively courteous.

Edit: Nevermind "autograph SWAG"

ya, cab fare is just being a nice guy

I mean, if it is like a gift certificate to SAKS, some body wash, potpourri, etc. AND an autographed baseball, then it's still pretty courteous imo. But if it's like the ball, a poster, bobblehead and a pennant, then that's pretty douchey.

i bet they include an autographed headshot
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 14, 2014, 11:27:39 PM
I mean, shouldn't Jeter be your idol fanning? Just slaying phillies all day and night?

If Jeter was a Met this would be elite

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hEPUXBWaCy8/S71OZzhbYsI/AAAAAAAABuQ/bxMfEN8B2MI/s1600/j-rolls.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:29:24 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.

all sports really

I agree, for professional sports anyway.

well ya, don't juice until you're getting paid.  not worth it before that i don't think.

My reasoning has more to do with hormonal development than anything else. A properly administered steroid cycle has relatively few negative side effects associated with it. Health issues occur when the drugs are administered improperly. It's a terrible idea to start taking steroids until after your hormonal system has completely developed, which is usually much later than 18 for most males. Improper dosing and cycling is the other issue, and that comes from people not doing the proper research.

Sports are entertainment. Athletes are paid to perform at their peak physical levels for the enjoyment of others. Steroids make sports more entertaining and draw more revenue. It's pretty simple.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:31:05 PM
I'm all for more steroids in baseball.

all sports really

I agree, for professional sports anyway.

well ya, don't juice until you're getting paid.  not worth it before that i don't think.

My reasoning has more to do with hormonal development than anything else. A properly administered steroid cycle has relatively few negative side effects associated with it. Health issues occur when the drugs are administered improperly. It's a terrible idea to start taking steroids until after your hormonal system has completely developed, which is usually much later than 18 for most males. Improper dosing and cycling is the other issue, and that comes from people not doing the proper research.

Sports are entertainment. Athletes are paid to perform at their peak physical levels for the enjoyment of others. Steroids make sports more entertaining and draw more revenue. It's pretty simple.

this is what i meant by "not worth it"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:33:30 PM
Roids bring out anger, mh. More severe reactions than gift baskets. Also, you lose your balls during the process. I know this cause my roommate was the dealer to many cats and Newman in Dallas, but eff that jeter guy for signed baseballs. :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 11:33:53 PM
I mean if you make that much money you should be able to make the choice in the risk of taking PED's.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:34:46 PM
I don't really give a crap how many women Jeter had consensual sex with. It's the parting actions.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 11:35:17 PM
My only issue is with records in baseball. For the simple fact they make royalty in baseball. Slippery slope.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:36:58 PM
Roids bring out anger, mh. More severe reactions than gift baskets. Also, you lose your balls during the process. I know this cause my roommate was the dealer to many cats and Newman in Dallas, but eff that jeter guy for signed baseballs. :lol:

No, you actually have no idea what you're talking about. No clue at all.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 14, 2014, 11:38:35 PM
Gift basket on your way out is so unbelievably a stud move and you know it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:38:48 PM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:39:35 PM
i don't think either is immoral
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 14, 2014, 11:40:27 PM
Gift basket on your way out is so unbelievably a stud move and you know it

it's pretty  :lol:, i'll give you that
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:40:50 PM
Roids bring out anger, mh. More severe reactions than gift baskets. Also, you lose your balls during the process. I know this cause my roommate was the dealer to many cats and Newman in Dallas, but eff that jeter guy for signed baseballs. :lol:

No, you actually have no idea what you're talking about. No clue at all.
lol. Right. I only watched it happen for two years right in front of my face. Stop picking and choosing wants right and not.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 14, 2014, 11:41:25 PM
Gift basket on your way out is so unbelievably a stud move and you know it

it's pretty  :lol:, i'll give you that

Participation medal
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:42:00 PM
Gift basket on your way out is so unbelievably a stud move and you know it

No, it's not. It's incredibly egotistical. How can you not grasp that? It's the exact opposite of showing respect.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:42:31 PM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.

You do not understand morality.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:43:16 PM
I'm sure that girl wanted respect the whole time too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:44:03 PM
Roids bring out anger, mh. More severe reactions than gift baskets. Also, you lose your balls during the process. I know this cause my roommate was the dealer to many cats and Newman in Dallas, but eff that jeter guy for signed baseballs. :lol:

No, you actually have no idea what you're talking about. No clue at all.
lol. Right. I only watched it happen for two years right in front of my face. Stop picking and choosing wants right and not.

Your anecdotal evidence means nothing compared to the last 60 years of Eastern Bloc Olympic training. You shouldn't speak on matters that you don't fully understand. All substances can be harmful when abused.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:45:11 PM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.

You do not understand morality.
Based on your perception, probably not, but I'm happy your roids are working properly.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 14, 2014, 11:46:13 PM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.

You do not understand morality.
Based on your perception, probably not, but I'm happy your roids are working properly.

I've never taken an anabolic steroid.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 14, 2014, 11:52:23 PM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.

You do not understand morality.
Based on your perception, probably not, but I'm happy your roids are working properly.

I've never taken an anabolic steroid.
So minus reading material and the crap you're on, how are you a 100% sure about the evidence I've witnessed?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 14, 2014, 11:53:52 PM
This thread
 :goodbyecruelworld:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 12:10:17 AM
I have no problem for your reasoning, mh, but both are immoral actions ("parting gifts" "roids in your ass" etc.), just hate the all holy talk about the difference.

You do not understand morality.
Based on your perception, probably not, but I'm happy your roids are working properly.

I've never taken an anabolic steroid.
So minus reading material and the crap you're on, how are you a 100% sure about the evidence I've witnessed?

Just so we're clear, I am on no performance enhancing drugs. I've only used one illegal substance in my life. You know what it is, so stop insinuating otherwise now.

There were years of recorded data regarding the training and substance regimens of Olympic athletes from Eastern Bloc countries. The doctors and trainers that ran those programs managed them almost exactly like scientists run empiric studies on other living subjects. Everything was controlled for. They were building machines. This of course was all before WADA. Now official records can't actually be maintained in order to prevent getting caught.

Steroid usage in professional athletics, of all kinds, is far more prevalent than the general public realizes.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 15, 2014, 12:42:36 AM
Could you guys imagine if I took roids? :sdeek:

I wouldn't be able to walk, or even walk through a normal door without turning my shoulders. :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 10:39:38 AM
FWIW, I really enjoyed our convo last night, MH.  :cheers: I did witness some interesting behavior with my roommates, but i'm sure it was different stuff than what you're educated on (cause you're smarter than them). One of my roommates did it cause he left for hollywood in the summers to be an extra in films. The only notable one I ever saw him in was seabiscuit, but I had to get out of that house after awhile. It was getting weird. Especially seeing the 04' teams linebackers over all the time. I wish it would of helped them. We sucked that year.  :frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 01:00:46 PM
It's all good. Like I said, any drug that is used improperly can have negative side effects. I don't doubt that you saw some of that in the group you knew who were using. Your average meathead doesn't usually cycle/ dose properly.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 02:38:29 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsm4zYFCIAAADQS.jpg:large)

Clayton Kershaw is cool
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 15, 2014, 02:43:10 PM
oh my gosh he looks like a young james hetfield

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 02:46:42 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1zmwiEH0L1qb8ql9.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 03:10:45 PM
HIT THE LIGHTS
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 15, 2014, 03:42:06 PM
(http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/kershawhead.png)

if he's not careful his arm is going to get WHIPLASH
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 04:15:39 PM
Quote
#ASG
@MLB
 The center of the #ASG universe. pic.twitter.com/jmk7KpwCXn

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsnUDocCUAA_xVU.jpg:small)
Yeah, when you call a player the center of the universe, I'm going to react negatively. So call me a hater if you must.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 04:17:16 PM
He didn't call himself that tho.  :confused: Is it not true?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 04:22:06 PM
He didn't call himself that tho.  :confused: Is it not true?

Irrelevant.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 15, 2014, 04:30:30 PM
Quote
#ASG
@MLB
 The center of the #RoyalsASG universe.
 (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsnE1syCcAAD07l.jpg:small)


Yeah, when you call a player the center of the universe, I'm going to react negatively. So call me a hater if you must.

:eek: :runaway:


Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 04:51:15 PM
 :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway: :runaway:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 04:52:56 PM
Alright sorry. I'm done with Jeter debates. He's a good player, not my fav cause Yankees and media, but whatevs.

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/7/15/5901851/all-star-game-vin-scully-home-field-advantage (http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/7/15/5901851/all-star-game-vin-scully-home-field-advantage)

vin scully hates the home field aspect of the ASG
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: _33 on July 15, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
Did you guys see that Jeter "RE2PECT" commercial?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:10:21 PM
I've said that the Star Spangled Banner gets burdensome after awhile. That statement does not translate to big events. In those times, it can be great.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 15, 2014, 07:12:18 PM
Mid season all star games are so Lol (well all star games are lol). Makes zero sense at all
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
The national anthem is annoying AF.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:13:25 PM
Mid season all star games are so Lol (well all star games are lol). Makes zero sense at all

No they aren't. The MLB ASG is great. Always has been. It also still serves it's purpose.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:14:20 PM
For a second there I thought Christian Bale was the third guy in the FOX broadcast booth.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:15:57 PM
mlb asg seems like the only relevant asg in major sports :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 15, 2014, 07:17:53 PM
Mid season all star games are so Lol (well all star games are lol). Makes zero sense at all

No they aren't. The MLB ASG is great. Always has been. It also still serves it's purpose.

All star games serve a purpose, sure, but naming all stars half way through the season is the dumbest crap someone could think of.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 15, 2014, 07:23:56 PM
On a related note, why does twitter tell me so and so are talking about "beisbol de las grandes ligas" instead of "major league baseball"?  This is my only alert en español
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:34:13 PM
this is the third baseball game I've watched this year fwiw (I think it's W something)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 07:34:39 PM
that overrated chant followed by the double was rough ridin' hilarious.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:35:09 PM

that overrated chant followed by the double was rough ridin' hilarious.

omg yes
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:45:30 PM
Mid season all star games are so Lol (well all star games are lol). Makes zero sense at all

No they aren't. The MLB ASG is great. Always has been. It also still serves it's purpose.

All star games serve a purpose, sure, but naming all stars half way through the season is the dumbest crap someone could think of.

No it isn't. It gives fans a chance to be a part of the game. Plus, it is the All-Star game, not best stats or best players games, though those things come together in a lot of cases.

Despite most games being on TV somewhere, and shows like SC, BBTN, and other MLB shows being available it give the casual fan, or rabid fan of a singular team the chance to see a group of the most current stars all at once. It's also great because the game of baseball allows for players to make most of the plays and do most of the things they would do in a regular game.

The MLB ASG is great.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 07:45:45 PM

that overrated chant followed by the double was rough ridin' hilarious.

omg yes
Who did they do that to? Jeter? Or someone from the NL? Still at work.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 15, 2014, 07:46:34 PM
On a related note, why does twitter tell me so and so are talking about "beisbol de las grandes ligas" instead of "major league baseball"?  This is my only alert en español

Happened to me too. Very weird.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:47:16 PM
jeter
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:48:21 PM
within two seconds, he cranked it stage left (that's my own baseball lingo because I don't even for sure know LF vs RF)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 07:50:29 PM
The MLB all star game is the only all star game that actually has any meaning in professional sport. It's rough ridin' awesome.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 07:50:47 PM
within two seconds, he cranked it stage left (that's my own baseball lingo because I don't even for sure know LF vs RF)

that was right field.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 07:51:27 PM
T-Y (mental note)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 07:52:53 PM
The MLB all star game is the only all star game that actually has any meaning in professional sport. It's rough ridin' awesome.

Yea and it's not because of the manufactured intrigue of home field advantage. It's because the players take pride in playing and want to be there.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 07:53:26 PM
Gordo would have caught that
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:53:46 PM
Man guys, how great is Harold Reynolds. So much fun to listen to. Also, he gave us that great Bo Jackson play in Seattle.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 07:55:33 PM
The MLB all star game is the only all star game that actually has any meaning in professional sport. It's rough ridin' awesome.

Yea and it's not because of the manufactured intrigue of home field advantage. It's because the players take pride in playing and want to be there.

yea, I don't really get the home field advantage thing.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 07:58:11 PM
The MLB all star game is the only all star game that actually has any meaning in professional sport. It's rough ridin' awesome.

Yea and it's not because of the manufactured intrigue of home field advantage. It's because the players take pride in playing and want to be there.

Baseball's stud/ boss proclivity for mano y mano confrontations (diving catch on a line drive, HR, Strikeout, stealing, getting thrown out) also helps make it great.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 08:15:45 PM
Mike Trout is a great outfielder, but to say that nobody closes on a ball like him is a bit ridiculous.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 15, 2014, 08:26:05 PM
guys, i turned the game on like 3 minutes ago. and in those 3 minutes every single one of these talking heads has been fighting each other to be the next recipient of one of jete's gift baskets. it's even worse than i expected. i mean wow.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 08:27:58 PM
this jeter cat seems like he's good for baseball.  i also called RF "stage left" earlier tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 15, 2014, 08:31:04 PM
this jeter cat seems like he's good for baseball.  i also called RF "stage left" earlier tho

it was absolutely adorable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 08:33:11 PM
#Stud!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 08:40:43 PM
sec speed?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 08:47:53 PM
Jeter: 2-2, double, run scored. MVP numbers? :ohno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 08:50:36 PM
Jeter: 2-2, double, run scored. MVP numbers? :ohno:

I'd have put Jeter's chance at MVP at 75% before the game even started. The fact he did anything at all to contribute to the game puts it at about 90%
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 08:55:32 PM
It's pretty sad how little I know about the NL. I mean not teams wise, but player wise.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 15, 2014, 08:56:16 PM
zack is just so damn good
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
It's pretty sad how little I know about the NL. I mean not teams wise, but player wise.

Stop getting Jeter gift baskets and watch some baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 09:01:47 PM
Salvy out after 1 ab? :(
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 09:02:23 PM
Glad Salvy got the start but would have been pretty cool if Norris would have got the start too
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 09:02:47 PM
It's pretty sad how little I know about the NL. I mean not teams wise, but player wise.

Stop getting Jeter gift baskets and watch some baseball
Meh. I've always been American League heavy. Even tho I was at the first Rockies game, EVER! :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 09:11:50 PM
Good thing they got Salvy out of there. Norris just saved this thing.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 09:49:12 PM
Holland made that look way too easy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 09:50:52 PM
Holland just owned the side
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 09:51:06 PM
ABC 123
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 09:51:33 PM
ABC 123
Would be great initials for a closer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 09:54:04 PM
Obvious reason Davis didn't make the all star roster is having both him and Holland would have given AL an unfair advantage
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 10:01:28 PM
Derek handled dumbass Joe Buck really well.

"Derek, how have you been such a champion? You're really good and don't get in trouble and do everything perfect. How'd you do that?"
"Um I just try and do my job and stay out of trouble"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 10:18:14 PM
Trout will get the MVP
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 10:22:25 PM
"Pipe Shots"??? omfg
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 10:22:45 PM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 10:22:45 PM
Hope he gets a gift basket
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on July 15, 2014, 10:24:43 PM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?

He's just trying to save face for getting lit up. What a bitch.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 15, 2014, 10:26:23 PM
Now he is covering his ass. Albeit poorly.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 10:27:36 PM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?
remember when favre fell so strahan could get the sacks record? :ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 15, 2014, 10:33:30 PM
Budweiser presents "The Walk-off" Jfc  :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 10:41:16 PM
Trout was the right choice.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 15, 2014, 10:41:37 PM
I would totally choose the corvette too!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 15, 2014, 10:41:57 PM
Trout will get the MVP
:)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on July 15, 2014, 10:42:51 PM
jeter butthurt: on hold
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 15, 2014, 11:24:51 PM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?
remember when favre fell so strahan could get the sacks record? :ROFL:

you realize strahan had to beat his guy to even be in position to fall on favre right?

oh wait, i forgot, that was a football play and you don't really understand that stuff. nevermind.. carry on.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 15, 2014, 11:30:02 PM
Derek handled dumbass Joe Buck really well.

"Derek, how have you been such a champion? You're really good and don't get in trouble and do everything perfect. How'd you do that?"
"Um I just try and do my job and stay out of trouble"

But really he said, "I'm 40 years old. Why are you asking me questions like I'm a kid. That's a clown-question bro."
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 15, 2014, 11:33:46 PM
Derek handled dumbass Joe Buck really well.

"Derek, how have you been such a champion? You're really good and don't get in trouble and do everything perfect. How'd you do that?"
"Um I just try and do my job and stay out of trouble"

But really he said, "I'm 40 years old. Why are you asking me questions like I'm a kid. That's a clown-question bro."

Definitely not Joe's finest moment.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 15, 2014, 11:42:02 PM
Derek handled dumbass Joe Buck really well.

"Derek, how have you been such a champion? You're really good and don't get in trouble and do everything perfect. How'd you do that?"
"Um I just try and do my job and stay out of trouble"

But really he said, "I'm 40 years old. Why are you asking me questions like I'm a kid. That's a clown-question bro."

:lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 16, 2014, 02:08:20 AM
I would totally choose the corvette too!
Would depend, for me, on if the truck was a Duramax or not.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 16, 2014, 07:12:12 AM
I wish buck would retire
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 16, 2014, 07:53:29 AM
I wish buck would retire
I hate him. Football, baseball, curling. Doesn't matter.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 16, 2014, 08:34:16 AM
i'll never forget him botching tyree's helmet catch in the Super Bowl. i've gotten more excited over a bowl of oat meal. like every morning of my life.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 16, 2014, 09:02:41 AM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?
remember when favre fell so strahan could get the sacks record? :ROFL:

you realize strahan had to beat his guy to even be in position to fall on favre right?

oh wait, i forgot, that was a football play and you don't really understand that stuff. nevermind.. carry on.
Man, he really beat the crap out of his guy!  :surprised: :lol:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 16, 2014, 09:04:15 AM
"What's that Brett? Just stand there and don't do anything? Are you sure about that? Ok!"- Tight end  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on July 16, 2014, 09:20:24 AM
joe buck is the consummate professional
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 16, 2014, 09:22:55 AM
joe buck lost me when randy moss pretended to moon lambeau
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 16, 2014, 09:44:13 AM
If there were a punchable face club, Joe Buck wouldn't just be the president, he'd also be a client.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on July 16, 2014, 09:46:32 AM
Wainwright admitted he was throwing BP pitches to Jeter.  :facepalm: Has any event ever forced the moment like tonight's ASG has?
remember when favre fell so strahan could get the sacks record? :ROFL:

you realize strahan had to beat his guy to even be in position to fall on favre right?

oh wait, i forgot, that was a football play and you don't really understand that stuff. nevermind.. carry on.
Man, he really beat the crap out of his guy!  :surprised: :lol:



 :flush:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 16, 2014, 10:05:11 AM
wacky is on to something here
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 16, 2014, 10:46:26 AM
Big Jon Scambi I think would be great as the voice of baseball and the world series. How can we make this happen?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 17, 2014, 11:28:54 AM
I posted it in the motion picture thread, but if you have netflix you need to watch The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2014, 10:13:04 AM
http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/11257121/theo-epstein-chicago-cubs-gm-says-st-louis-cardinals-need-gift-draft-pick (http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/11257121/theo-epstein-chicago-cubs-gm-says-st-louis-cardinals-need-gift-draft-pick)

Theo is absolutely right about this. The idea that the Cards get an EXTRA pick is crazy. They've been in the playoffs 10 times since 2000.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2014, 03:16:15 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016 (http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016)

I can't decide which of these stats is most impressive.
Quote
—If you turned every home run Bonds ever hit into an out, his career on base percentage would be .384, the same as Alex Rodriguez's.

—Bonds reached base just 330 fewer times than all-time leader Pete Rose, in 3,284 fewer plate appearances.

—Bonds made 85 fewer outs than Ken Griffey Jr. did in 1,302 more plate appearances.

—If Bonds were to return to the major leagues tomorrow, he would have to make 1,412 straight outs to drop his on base percentage below .400.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 24, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016 (http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016)

I can't decide which of these stats is most impressive.
Quote
—If you turned every home run Bonds ever hit into an out, his career on base percentage would be .384, the same as Alex Rodriguez's.

—Bonds reached base just 330 fewer times than all-time leader Pete Rose, in 3,284 fewer plate appearances.

—Bonds made 85 fewer outs than Ken Griffey Jr. did in 1,302 more plate appearances.

—If Bonds were to return to the major leagues tomorrow, he would have to make 1,412 straight outs to drop his on base percentage below .400.

eff congress.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2014, 03:54:58 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016 (http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016)

I can't decide which of these stats is most impressive.
Quote
—If you turned every home run Bonds ever hit into an out, his career on base percentage would be .384, the same as Alex Rodriguez's.

—Bonds reached base just 330 fewer times than all-time leader Pete Rose, in 3,284 fewer plate appearances.

—Bonds made 85 fewer outs than Ken Griffey Jr. did in 1,302 more plate appearances.

—If Bonds were to return to the major leagues tomorrow, he would have to make 1,412 straight outs to drop his on base percentage below .400.

Quote
—Bonds had a career line of .393/.967/1.054 on 3-0 counts.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Spracne on July 24, 2014, 03:56:06 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016 (http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016)

I can't decide which of these stats is most impressive.
Quote
—If you turned every home run Bonds ever hit into an out, his career on base percentage would be .384, the same as Alex Rodriguez's.

—Bonds reached base just 330 fewer times than all-time leader Pete Rose, in 3,284 fewer plate appearances.

—Bonds made 85 fewer outs than Ken Griffey Jr. did in 1,302 more plate appearances.

—If Bonds were to return to the major leagues tomorrow, he would have to make 1,412 straight outs to drop his on base percentage below .400.

Quote
—Bonds had a career line of .393/.967/1.054 on 3-0 counts.

 :sdeek:

crap, with stats like those, no wonder he got a big head  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2014, 04:07:30 PM
In 2004 Bonds had 120 intentional walks. The Royals single season record for walks is 122 by John Mayberry in 1973. 

The Royals single season records for OBP and SLUG were both set in 1980 by George with .454/.664. Bonds had 9 seasons of at least that OBP, and 7 seasons with a better slug.

The Royals have had six individual seasons with 100 walks (none since 1989). Bonds did that 14 times.

 :bang:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 24, 2014, 04:12:52 PM
Well, Bonds was cheating basically his whole career.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2014, 04:13:51 PM
Well, Bonds was cheating basically his whole career.

Most of the league was too IMO.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 24, 2014, 04:14:32 PM
http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016 (http://regressing.deadspin.com/there-is-no-argument-bonds-was-the-best-ever-1610366016)

I can't decide which of these stats is most impressive.
Quote
—If you turned every home run Bonds ever hit into an out, his career on base percentage would be .384, the same as Alex Rodriguez's.

—Bonds reached base just 330 fewer times than all-time leader Pete Rose, in 3,284 fewer plate appearances.

—Bonds made 85 fewer outs than Ken Griffey Jr. did in 1,302 more plate appearances.

—If Bonds were to return to the major leagues tomorrow, he would have to make 1,412 straight outs to drop his on base percentage below .400.

Quote
—Bonds had a career line of .393/.967/1.054 on 3-0 counts.

 :sdeek:

crap, with stats like those, no wonder he got a big head  :Wha:

They claim in "Game of Shadows" that there are only two ways for your head to grow in size after your growth plates have closed. The glandular disorder acromegaly and injecting human growth hormone. Barry didn't/ doesn't have acromegaly.  :runaway:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 24, 2014, 04:16:47 PM
Well, Bonds was cheating basically his whole career.

Most of the league was too IMO.

If everyone was jumping off a bridge, would Barry do that, too? I bet he would, and he would be the best at jumping off that bridge.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 24, 2014, 04:18:37 PM
Don't care. Everyone should juice. MOAR DINGERS!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 24, 2014, 04:22:28 PM
Don't care. Everyone should juice. MOAR DINGERS!

If we really want more dingers to be our goal, then we should just go ahead and give the players aluminum bats. That would be way better for the players than steroid use.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 24, 2014, 10:26:11 PM
I wish i was older when Sosa and Mcguire went off in 98.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on July 24, 2014, 10:29:47 PM
It was great Willie.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 24, 2014, 10:32:07 PM
Ya, was great. Saw one of sosa homers (40 something) at Wrigley  :D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 24, 2014, 10:34:56 PM
I vividly remember those seasons, were pretty great
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2014, 11:10:37 PM
Watching McGwire take BP in 98 was the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 24, 2014, 11:20:50 PM
Watching McGwire take BP in 98 was the most awesome thing I've ever seen.

McGwire and the monster in '99 with Jr. winning the whole thing  :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 26, 2014, 03:35:19 PM
High pants or low pants?

I'm a high pants guys.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 26, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
 :love:

(http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/08/0808_unretired_athletes/image/roger_clemens.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 26, 2014, 05:34:01 PM
Found out last night that my girlfriend's parents are good friends with Jimmy Key and his wife.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 26, 2014, 05:39:12 PM
(http://www.thebaseballjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/bryce-harper-swing-300x239.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 26, 2014, 05:44:04 PM
High pants or low pants?

I'm a high pants guys.

Depends on team/uniform.  Royals - long, giants - short
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 26, 2014, 10:57:52 PM
High pants or low pants?

I'm a high pants guys.

Depends on team/uniform.  Royals - long, giants - short

Seven? Huh? Wha? Tall socks always!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 27, 2014, 12:16:04 AM
I like both. Socks maybe a slight edge, but Alex Gordon tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 27, 2014, 12:40:07 PM
You guys like stirrups?

 :love:

(http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/DJamer+Carrasco+Washington+Nationals+v+New+York+dUTlcp-zzRul.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 27, 2014, 02:19:46 PM
No, that's gross
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 27, 2014, 02:28:59 PM
I hated them. What's the point?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 27, 2014, 03:23:56 PM
I hated them. What's the point?

Um, to look classy as balls
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 27, 2014, 08:39:36 PM
Stirrups are the best. If Billy had worn stirrups today, we would have won that game. #fact
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 27, 2014, 08:50:51 PM
Pretty happy for the Big Hurt, don't care that he played most of career with the White Sox.  Maddux not putting a logo on his plaque was classy too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 27, 2014, 09:44:46 PM
I hated them. What's the point?

Um, to look classy as balls

Balls are generally not classy, cf3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 28, 2014, 09:48:49 AM
I hated them. What's the point?

Um, to look classy as balls

Balls are generally not classy, cf3

yea, but when it comes to high pants and stirrups, balls are the classiest.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 28, 2014, 10:03:28 AM
(http://www.uni-watch.com/wp-content/uploads/628x471.jpg)

Class

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uHYDU-HLezc/TD3VjBd75KI/AAAAAAAADy4/vwoseGPA_Zs/s1600/b3a7314ecec213c27d1d5cd7050fa2cb-getty-95904497rr034_81st_mlb_all_.jpg)

Complete Slob
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 28, 2014, 10:15:11 AM
(http://www.triple-s-sports.com/images/products/detail/TCK_custom_stirrup_C.JPG)

(http://throwlikealady.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ankiel_lg.jpg)

(http://blogimages.thescore.com/mlb/files/2012/05/uptonsocks.jpg)

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 28, 2014, 10:16:16 AM
 :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 28, 2014, 10:18:41 AM
We should write the commish about instituting a "stirrup sock only" policy. Really class the game up.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 28, 2014, 10:49:54 AM
I like high socks better than stirrups, but pants down to the shoes is disgusting
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 28, 2014, 11:09:52 AM
nobody does pants like alex gordon

(http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Alex-Gordon.jpg)

 :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 28, 2014, 11:12:39 AM
Woof
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 28, 2014, 11:17:33 AM
I never understood players that put their pants all the way under their cleats. I rolled mine up to my knees every game with my high socks and I felt like a total stud doing it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 28, 2014, 11:17:51 AM
Yea, gross. Look, he's stepping on the rough ridin' hem like they're his cousin's hand-me-downs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 28, 2014, 01:41:26 PM
Alex Gordon is pretty much the ideal player all around. Great D, good hitter, elite arm, smart baserunner, hard worker, good guy in the community, he really has only one flaw.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 28, 2014, 01:42:05 PM
Alex Gordon is pretty much the ideal player all around. Great D, good hitter, elite arm, smart baserunner, hard worker, good guy in the community, he really has only one flaw.

He doesn't know how to wear his pants.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 28, 2014, 07:23:38 PM
Quote
@robneyer: I am thrilled to report that @nwanaturals are UNIFORMLY stirrupped tonight in North Little Rock.

 :love:

Hoping for pics later
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 28, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
Stirrups are so dorky
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 28, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
Stirrups are so dorky

denied.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 28, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
I know a thing or two about dressing dorky, and those are super dorky
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: RockState2000 on July 29, 2014, 09:15:40 AM
Meh, I am a stirrup dork, but I do think Alex somehow pulls off his 'look'. Maybe I'm just all  :love: for him though.

104.6 mph is just silly... like ridiculous.

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/29/arolids-chapman-broke-104-m-p-h-on-his-fastball-last-night/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 30, 2014, 12:20:52 AM
Meh, I am a stirrup dork, but I do think Alex somehow pulls off his 'look'. Maybe I'm just all  :love: for him though.

104.6 mph is just silly... like ridiculous.

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/29/arolids-chapman-broke-104-m-p-h-on-his-fastball-last-night/

When he came into the league after he defected from Cuba, there were reports he hit 106 mph.  Now at the time, that was a simply impossible number, studies done on the human body have about capped it at 102ish.  Each extra mph is exponential stress on the elbow and shoulder so I didn't think this was possible.

I watched several youtube vids of him pitching from behind a cage and damn, it was quick.  If you watch him pitch it doesn't look over 100 mph coming out of his hand.  Granted he is tall and he covers extra ground to the plate that most don't, but with having seen him pitch more and more.  I believe 106 is real, and having less innings on him when it was alleged, I believe it now. 

From a human body perspective he should not be able to generate that much torque to achieve that speed.  Then again, the body can do amazing things.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 30, 2014, 06:24:50 PM
You guys sound like old dorks complaining about the no-elastic, baggy pants look. Sure, most of us 25-35 probably prefer the high-socks look, but guess what. When we started pulling our pants high the old dorks from the long and tight era were boo-hooing us. Same with the mid-calf guys from the 80s before them.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 30, 2014, 06:27:54 PM
You guys sound like old dorks complaining about the no-elastic, baggy pants look. Sure, most of us 25-35 probably prefer the high-socks look, but guess what. When we started pulling our pants high the old dorks from the long and tight era were boo-hooing us. Same with the mid-calf guys from the 80s before them.

nuh uh, you're an old dork.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 30, 2014, 06:42:31 PM
You guys sound like old dorks complaining about the no-elastic, baggy pants look. Sure, most of us 25-35 probably prefer the high-socks look, but guess what. When we started pulling our pants high the old dorks from the long and tight era were boo-hooing us. Same with the mid-calf guys from the 80s before them.

nuh uh, you're an old dork.

I like high pants and low and baggies. I'm old and like to convince myself that I'm cool and fashionable.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 30, 2014, 06:49:48 PM
Indians players wear high socks tonight in nod to Justin Masterson, who was traded to Cardinals.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bt1F9g-IgAANeye.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 31, 2014, 09:36:40 AM
Lester to A's for Cespedes  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 31, 2014, 09:47:04 AM
Lester to A's for Cespedes  :Wha:

dayum!  :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 31, 2014, 10:07:18 AM
Holy schnikes!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 31, 2014, 10:25:31 AM
Oakland has acquired 60% of their starting rotation this month.  :surprised:

I think Boston got the better end of this deal*.



*Unless Oakland wins the World Series this year
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on July 31, 2014, 10:28:56 AM
congrats on your world series Krusty
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 31, 2014, 12:05:11 PM
Oakland has acquired 60% of their starting rotation this month.  :surprised:

I think Boston got the better end of this deal*.



*Unless Oakland wins the World Series this year

Who is going to stop them?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 31, 2014, 03:40:35 PM
Oakland has acquired 60% of their starting rotation this month.  :surprised:

I think Boston got the better end of this deal*.



*Unless Oakland wins the World Series this year

Who is going to stop them?

The Tigers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 01, 2014, 07:43:24 PM
Tigers absolutely have the better rotation, lot off those A's guys are also unproven in the stretch rub and the playoffs.

As a Red Sox fan I was thrilled with all of our trades, and even more happy that the Rays didn't get a damn thing for Price. It's hilarious to me that they could have had Cespedes and ended up with nothing. I'm sick of hearing about how smart their cheap ass front office is.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 01, 2014, 08:02:13 PM
Tigers absolutely have the better rotation, lot off those A's guys are also unproven in the stretch rub and the playoffs.

As a Red Sox fan I was thrilled with all of our trades, and even more happy that the Rays didn't get a damn thing for Price. It's hilarious to me that they could have had Cespedes and ended up with nothing. I'm sick of hearing about how smart their cheap ass front office is.

MIR long term the Red Sox absolutely were the winners of the day yesterday. Honestly I'd love to be a fan of the Tigers/BoSox/A's/Rays/Orioles/BlueJays/Angels over the team I'm a fan of.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on August 03, 2014, 09:30:27 PM
Tigers absolutely have the better rotation, lot off those A's guys are also unproven in the stretch rub and the playoffs.

As a Red Sox fan I was thrilled with all of our trades, and even more happy that the Rays didn't get a damn thing for Price. It's hilarious to me that they could have had Cespedes and ended up with nothing. I'm sick of hearing about how smart their cheap ass front office is.

I heard talk they might sign Lester back after this year
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on August 03, 2014, 09:32:37 PM
I heard talk they might sign Lester back after this year

would be so great.  wish kc had a team so likeable they could rent out their players for the end of the year and know they could just bring them back whenever they wanted.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 04, 2014, 12:02:27 AM
Tigers absolutely have the better rotation, lot off those A's guys are also unproven in the stretch rub and the playoffs.

As a Red Sox fan I was thrilled with all of our trades, and even more happy that the Rays didn't get a damn thing for Price. It's hilarious to me that they could have had Cespedes and ended up with nothing. I'm sick of hearing about how smart their cheap ass front office is.

I heard talk they might sign Lester back after this year

Lester said when it became obvious he would be traded that he'd be open to coming back to the BoSox. That said, he turned down the extension they offered during spring training because it wasn't enough money. Guessing they'd have to sweeten the pot a lot to get him back.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on August 04, 2014, 12:16:44 AM
nobody does pants like alex gordon

(http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Alex-Gordon.jpg)

 :love:
Good lord that ass. :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 05, 2014, 10:02:21 PM
Quote
MLB retweeted
7m
whitesox's avatar
Chicago White Sox @whitesox
[email protected]_44 in to pitch the ninth for the #WhiteSox.

Quote
Christopher Kamka @ckamka
Most career HR of anyone to pitch in MLB:
714 Babe Ruth
534 Jimmie Foxx
521 Ted Williams
475 Stan Musial
462 Jose Canseco
457 Adam Dunn
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 06, 2014, 01:28:06 AM
nobody does pants like alex gordon

(http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Alex-Gordon.jpg)

 :love:
Good lord that ass. :love:

Real baseball fans care more about wins than asses.

Go Royals.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 06, 2014, 05:38:15 PM
Tigers absolutely have the better rotation, lot off those A's guys are also unproven in the stretch rub and the playoffs.

As a Red Sox fan I was thrilled with all of our trades, and even more happy that the Rays didn't get a damn thing for Price. It's hilarious to me that they could have had Cespedes and ended up with nothing. I'm sick of hearing about how smart their cheap ass front office is.

I heard talk they might sign Lester back after this year

Lester said when it became obvious he would be traded that he'd be open to coming back to the BoSox. That said, he turned down the extension they offered during spring training because it wasn't enough money. Guessing they'd have to sweeten the pot a lot to get him back.

Not going to happen, someone will give him 5 years, the Red Sox won't.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 06, 2014, 08:45:48 PM
MIR did you see this in Buster Olney's blog?:

Quote
• One of the more amusing conspiracy theories is that Lester left the Red Sox with some sort of understanding that he will be back next year. Lester and the Red Sox were really polite publicly as this played out, saying all the right things. But behind the curtain, it was a long, tough summer.

The team’s initial offer of $70 million was far below what was acceptable in Lester’s camp, and while the Red Sox indicated a willingness to go higher than that, the left-hander all but ended the formal talks at that point. The Red Sox tried repeatedly to re-engage during the season, but Lester did not want to get involved; friends say he didn’t want to get into the back-and-forth of talks in-season without having the confidence that the Boston offer was more about signing the player than about public relations. During the weekend the Red Sox played in New York, a foray came from the team: The Red Sox would be willing to discuss a deal along the lines of the $105 million contract that Homer Bailey had signed with the Reds, but a deal in the range of what Hamels got from the Phillies ($144 million) was totally out of the question.

By then, the goalposts had moved for Lester, and a $105 million concept that might have been within range during spring training was off the table for the left-hander. There were many informal discussions between the two sides, including a Saturday night conversation on June 28 and a lengthy heart-to-heart at Yankee Stadium the next day. We reported about the talks that weekend, which were denied -- under the loose cover that there was no formal offer. But they talked, numbers were discussed, and no deal was made then or in the days leading up to his trade.

The conspiracy theory of Lester having an understanding would have to be built on an unbreakable bond of loyalty and trust. But that has to extend both ways, and when the two sides opened talks in the spring with such an enormous gap, the Lester-Red Sox relationship degraded into a business transaction -- and that’s all it will be going forward, if the Red Sox pursue Lester again.

Unless the Red Sox change their fiscal ways, writes Dan Shaughnessy, Lester is gone.

I could not agree more. It’s business, not personal, and if Boston increases its offer dramatically, he might be back; if the Red Sox don’t, there’s no chance he’ll return. Players in their clubhouse know this.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 06, 2014, 11:02:20 PM
Yeah, that's been a talking point since April. Frankly Lester, his agent, and the Red Sox players that complained are being babies. It was the opening bid in a negotiation, cares what the first proposal was. The talking point that Lester would have given the Sox some kind of hometown discount is borderline absurd. They saw what other pitchers were getting and like I said before there are clubs that will overpay and give too many years, the Sox under this management never have. Lester and his agent know this.

We will get Andrew Miller back though.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on August 09, 2014, 06:06:51 PM
(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/sports/660/371/Sosa%20Color%20Change.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 09, 2014, 10:52:18 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Brlpz-4CIAABMLo.jpg:large)

Quote
Kansas City Chiefs retweeted
20m

San Francisco Giants @SFGiants
Welcome back @KCChiefs QB Alex Smith! #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/N2Oa8FhCLC

Welp. Mark July 2nd. Giants are in first, nosedive starts now. Ts and Ps Giants.

Quote
SLUMPING GIANTS

The Giants are 20-34 in their past 54 games, the third-lowest winning percentage in the majors. They were a major league-best 42-21 on June 9 with a 9½ game lead in the NL West.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 10, 2014, 02:48:19 AM
 :flush: goddamnit
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on August 10, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
Cartier is the team whisperer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on August 10, 2014, 05:02:32 PM
The Jay's red uniforms look sharp with the blue batting helmet, but paired with the red cap they are hideous.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: scottwildcat on August 10, 2014, 05:14:53 PM
anyone have a steam link for the jay's tigers game?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: scottwildcat on August 10, 2014, 05:15:44 PM
The Jay's red uniforms look sharp with the blue batting helmet, but paired with the red cap they are hideous.

are they the Jay's Red BP jerseys? because those are sexy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on August 10, 2014, 05:22:22 PM
strikeout.co
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on August 10, 2014, 06:51:14 PM
(http://www.tampabay.com/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2014/08/wrig_8col.jpg)

 :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on August 10, 2014, 10:27:55 PM
awwww
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: j-dub on August 11, 2014, 12:47:07 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Brlpz-4CIAABMLo.jpg:large)

Quote
Kansas City Chiefs retweeted
20m

San Francisco Giants @SFGiants
Welcome back @KCChiefs QB Alex Smith! #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/N2Oa8FhCLC

Welp. Mark July 2nd. Giants are in first, nosedive starts now. Ts and Ps Giants.

Quote
SLUMPING GIANTS

The Giants are 20-34 in their past 54 games, the third-lowest winning percentage in the majors. They were a major league-best 42-21 on June 9 with a 9½ game lead in the NL West.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

(http://i.imgur.com/eiAW1Zk.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Kat Kid on August 11, 2014, 10:05:15 AM
This is Mat Latos and his cat, Cat Latos.   And....A sniper rifle with a scope set up on his kitchen island.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuxBfD9IEAAke-p.png)

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 26, 2014, 11:20:39 PM
Perfect game going on out in SF with Bumgardner  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on August 26, 2014, 11:21:35 PM
Perfect game going on out in SF with Bumgardner  :Wha:

not anymore
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 26, 2014, 11:22:51 PM
Yeah. JK guys. False alarm.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 26, 2014, 11:31:39 PM
Would have been nice, tho.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: slimz on August 26, 2014, 11:44:38 PM
Bumped Roys highlights for a while.  :curse:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on August 27, 2014, 08:28:31 AM
Seems like it's easier to get a perfect game/no hitter on the west coast.  #analysis 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on August 31, 2014, 09:01:39 PM
Justin Verlander is huge collateral damage in those photo leaks  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on August 31, 2014, 09:05:25 PM
LINK?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on August 31, 2014, 09:16:06 PM
http://bit.ly/vNZiM0
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on August 31, 2014, 11:43:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YQ0IEB5.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: k-state87 on September 01, 2014, 03:00:38 PM
Phillies have a combined no hitter going against the Braves on ESPN, it is in the top of the 9th right now. Phillies will go for the no-no in the bottom of the 9th.

Update: Hamels, Diekman, Giles, & Papelbon combined for a no-no against Atlanta.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on September 02, 2014, 01:11:15 AM
Phuck the Phillies  :Yuck:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: slimz on September 05, 2014, 10:20:11 PM
Quote
@RoobCSN: At his current pace, Ben Revere will catch Barry Bonds for the all-time MLB home run lead in the year 3119.

 :)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 10:25:50 PM
Pretty excited for a Jeter-free playoff watching experience
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: slimz on September 05, 2014, 10:27:52 PM
On the Dodgers game on MLB Network, Scully just described D-Backs pitcher Vidal Nuno as having gone to the "University of Baker, in Kansas."

 :D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on September 05, 2014, 10:30:22 PM
Pretty excited for a Jeter-free playoff watching experience

Omg can't we just #1royal here without any qualifiers? :D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 10:31:23 PM
Pretty excited for a Jeter-free playoff watching experience

Omg can't we just #1royal here without any qualifiers? :D

bro you know I'm #1royal as it gets
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 13, 2014, 11:25:20 PM
Fernando Rodney having trouble throwing strikes in extras tonight. Bases loaded walk just gave Oakland the lead in the 10th.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 16, 2014, 01:30:41 PM
I guess I'll post here until steve dave shuts this down too. Go Royals.  :party:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on September 16, 2014, 01:42:39 PM
i'm taking my talents to GPC
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 17, 2014, 04:21:05 PM
The Royals are going to lose tonight. Chris Sale is unhittable and we can't hit. The way our defense has kicked the ball around lately Ventura could throw a no-no and we'd still lose. It's been a fun ride, but in the words of the great Jeffrey Lebowski, "The gd plane has crashed into the mountain!"  :cry:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 18, 2014, 07:48:34 AM
The MLB must be pretty #1cat.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 18, 2014, 09:07:04 AM
Aoki raised his batting average by 16 points in the Chicago series. To do that with 455 ABs is really insane when you think about it.  :Woot:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 21, 2014, 04:27:25 PM
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110901010016/thejetsons/images/8/8f/Astro_from_The_Jetsons1.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 21, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/1st_Chevrolet_Astro.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 21, 2014, 04:29:51 PM
(https://www.subway.com/Menu/Images/Products/FlashFiles/RPLC_big_philly_cheesesteak.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 21, 2014, 04:30:52 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Rock's-anne-trot.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on September 22, 2014, 06:36:03 PM
bases loaded, no outs?  Pfffft
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 24, 2014, 03:50:44 PM
@ESPN Stats & Info [email protected]: Phil Hughes (@Twins) will NOT come back out for 9th inning. He is at 209 2/3 IP & gets a $500k bonus if he reaches 210 IP in 2014

I mean, it's not like his family will go hungry or anything, but how pissed is Hughes and his agent right now?  :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 24, 2014, 03:53:13 PM
thats pretty bush league by the twins
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 24, 2014, 04:12:02 PM
thats pretty bush league by the twins

He only threw 96 pitches.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 24, 2014, 04:14:34 PM
thats pretty bush league by the twins

He only threw 96 pitches.

pfft i threw 96 pitches already today and i feel fine
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 24, 2014, 04:44:30 PM
(http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/10900000/Angel-Of-Peace-angels-10952900-426-414.jpg)
(http://themississippilink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05//d9afbe6c-74a3-11e1-b335-001871e3ce6c-4f6c055e485bf.image_.jpg)
(http://c3e308.medialib.glogster.com/media/15/152d19fb67cc88ddc51225035fc0ad05a851f58849c92f9b44df566bbc52254a/criss-angel.jpg)
(http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Hellivision/michael_travolta.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on September 28, 2014, 09:17:01 AM
thats pretty bush league by the twins

I'm guessing by now you know that the twins offered him a bully appearance and he said no. There is some speculation that he won't pitch again as to not jeopardize his K/bb record.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 30, 2014, 03:38:48 PM
Quote
Ace of MLB Stats @AceballStats
Kevin Youkilis has announced he will retire from baseball.

He saw 292 3-0 pitches in his career and swung at none of them.

Wow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 10:38:22 PM
 :frown:

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/12219755/ernie-banks-former-chicago-cubs-great-dies-age-83
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on January 24, 2015, 09:07:00 AM
I don't get very sad when anyone 80+ dies.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SabiNation on March 20, 2015, 11:58:25 AM
Absolutely disgusting, KatKid:

RT @DarrenRovell: New at Tigers games: Pork rinds with cheese dip (via @Bill_Shea19, @80_JRod)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAjjty6W4AAy-8g.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on March 20, 2015, 12:13:07 PM
Classic Michigan trying not to be out-fat piece of crap'd by Wisconsin
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on March 23, 2015, 04:11:32 PM
Since this is MLB and also non-Royal related:

We need a few more HBSBLIQ types for our fantasy league.  Here is the info in case you missed it:

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27164.msg1310333#msg1310333 (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27164.msg1310333#msg1310333)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on May 01, 2015, 10:14:58 AM
So is Houston for real this year? Did a double take when I checked the standings and saw they are 15-7.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 04, 2015, 12:57:43 AM
s10raight or something like that :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 06, 2015, 02:03:44 PM
Bryce Harper  :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on May 06, 2015, 02:31:14 PM
Stud home run guy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 06, 2015, 03:50:17 PM
Bryce Harper  :sdeek:

How bananas would you go watching Wade Davis strike him out in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, 2 outs, Royals up 4-3, bases loaded.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 06, 2015, 03:50:42 PM
Bryce Harper  :sdeek:

How bananas would you go watching Wade Davis strike him out in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, 2 outs, Royals up 4-3, bases loaded.

^
Got chills typing that. Chills.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 06, 2015, 04:29:18 PM
Bryce Harper  :sdeek:

How bananas would you go watching Wade Davis strike him out in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, 2 outs, Royals up 4-3, bases loaded.

i agree. the situation was not as tense, but this was pretty effing amazing

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_10_05_anamlb_kcamlb_1&mode=video&content_id=36760193&tcid=vpp_copy_36760193 (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_10_05_anamlb_kcamlb_1&mode=video&content_id=36760193&tcid=vpp_copy_36760193)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 08, 2015, 11:03:18 AM
(https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5378ccc8ecad043107a345f7/baseball%201.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 08, 2015, 11:45:24 AM
Bryce Harper  :sdeek:

How bananas would you go watching Wade Davis strike him out in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, 2 outs, Royals up 4-3, bases loaded.

I love Bryce Harper, but I would go b-a-n-a-n-a-s.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on May 17, 2015, 02:12:16 PM
braves guy has a no-no through 8  :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on May 17, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
2 out single up the middle in the 9th. it is so hard to throw a no-no
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 18, 2015, 01:07:28 AM
You know what more cities should have done? Made all their teams the same color. Pittsburgh did it and I think it'd be so fun to live in a city where you can where a certain color scheme and be supporting all of your home town teams.

Seattle is kind of doing it now that the Seahawks have more fun colors. Hopefully they'll get an NBA team back there to complete the trifecta.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 18, 2015, 01:08:01 AM
Also related: Being a fan of the Jets, Nets and Mets. How fun would that be!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on May 18, 2015, 11:26:18 AM
How about those marlins..  :ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: slobber on May 20, 2015, 09:35:19 AM

(https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5378ccc8ecad043107a345f7/baseball%201.gif)
loser dude alert in the blue and white striped shirt. First row. That little man will slay chicks all day and loser dude in blue and wheat striped shirt will go home alone.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 22, 2015, 10:45:04 AM
madison bumgarner hit a 415 ft home run off of clayton kershaw last night

(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2/6/6/125801266/052115_sfg_madbum_hr_med_2tn11ko6.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 22, 2015, 11:15:06 AM
mocat measurement seems about as accurate as mocat math.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 22, 2015, 11:40:34 AM
if you mean impeccably accurate, you are correct

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/125882604/how-san-franciscos-madison-bumgarner-homered-off-la-lefty-clayton-kershaw (http://m.mlb.com/news/article/125882604/how-san-franciscos-madison-bumgarner-homered-off-la-lefty-clayton-kershaw)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 22, 2015, 12:27:24 PM
Well, Statcast might want to recalibrate their homerun measuring system because that ball didn't go anywhere near 415 feet.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 22, 2015, 12:31:03 PM
Well, Statcast might want to recalibrate their homerun measuring system because that ball didn't go anywhere near 415 feet.

do you have a bionic eye?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 22, 2015, 12:44:51 PM
Well, Statcast might want to recalibrate their homerun measuring system because that ball didn't go anywhere near 415 feet.

do you have a bionic eye?

No, just a normal human eye that can see the 339 foot mark indicated on the wall.  The ball went maybe 30 or 40 feet further than that.  Not trying to argue with our guy mocat or anybody else but I mainly don't want that mulleted fuckface Bumgarner getting any more credit for the length of his homerun.
:kcblue:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 22, 2015, 12:47:50 PM
Well, Statcast might want to recalibrate their homerun measuring system because that ball didn't go anywhere near 415 feet.

do you have a bionic eye?

No, just a normal human eye that can see the 339 foot mark indicated on the wall.  The ball went maybe 30 or 40 feet further than that.  Not trying to argue with our guy mocat or anybody else but I mainly don't want that mulleted fuckface Bumgarner getting any more credit for the length of his homerun.
:kcblue:

are you saying that your eyes are more accurate than vectors?!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 22, 2015, 06:40:45 PM
next person who blogs about bumgarner is getting a knuckle sandwich
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on May 28, 2015, 08:12:19 AM
Well, Statcast might want to recalibrate their homerun measuring system because that ball didn't go anywhere near 415 feet.

do you have a bionic eye?

No, just a normal human eye that can see the 339 foot mark indicated on the wall.  The ball went maybe 30 or 40 feet further than that.  Not trying to argue with our guy mocat or anybody else but I mainly don't want that mulleted fuckface Bumgarner getting any more credit for the length of his homerun.
:kcblue:

are you saying that your eyes are more accurate than vectors?!

If there was a gust of wind, the vectors don't account for that. They aren't perfect by any means.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 04, 2015, 12:31:34 PM
Astros are taking the Hill down from CF in their illegal stade
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 04, 2015, 12:32:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGrEb2WWwAA7g2b.jpg:large)

pretty dumb looking when it'll be a legal stade IMO
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 05, 2015, 08:38:05 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2487859-brett-lawries-broken-bat-strikes-and-injures-fan-in-stands-at-fenway-park
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Trogdor on June 06, 2015, 04:39:00 PM
its lawrie, what do you expect?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on June 06, 2015, 05:14:38 PM
Y'all see justin verlander is starting for his triple A farm team tonight?

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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 09, 2015, 08:47:29 PM
giants have now had a no-no 4 years in a row
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 09, 2015, 08:48:37 PM
add "no-no" to the long list of stupid baseball vernacular
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 09, 2015, 08:51:24 PM
I hate no no
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 09, 2015, 08:51:33 PM
I like stuff tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 09, 2015, 08:51:50 PM
Like what else would you call stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 09, 2015, 08:53:06 PM
pitches
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 09, 2015, 08:53:40 PM
http://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/mlb/no-no.aspx

 :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 09, 2015, 08:54:52 PM
I hate no no

squawk outed
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 09, 2015, 08:59:31 PM
pitches

That's not what stuff is
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 09, 2015, 09:03:06 PM
yes it is
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 09, 2015, 09:07:20 PM
sort of

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_baseball_%28S%29#stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on June 10, 2015, 09:29:46 PM
Cubs just beat the tigers 12 to 3. WOW

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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 10, 2015, 10:11:18 PM
Cubs just beat the tigers 12 to 3. WOW

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

@katkid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 10, 2015, 10:35:44 PM
Cubs just beat the tigers 12 to 3. WOW

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 11, 2015, 12:18:39 AM
Former 2014 Royals update....

Shields is 7-0. He's pitched pretty decent. ERA is 3.79. He has allowed 15 HRs in 13 starts. He is getting good run support. SD giving him 6.0 runs per start

Butler is only hitting .205 with a SLUG of .263 since Apr 24

Aoki is hitting an MLB best .415 on the road.  Hitting .333 overall
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 11, 2015, 12:30:37 AM
Det and Clev play 6 gms in the next 2 weeks. Tigers have been bad lately, but I still am not sure if Clev is actually a bigger threat or not.   I guess them each winning 3 may be the best.  That thought could change here 10 days from now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 11, 2015, 12:31:15 AM
Former 2014 Royals update....

Shields is 7-0. He's pitched pretty decent. ERA is 3.79. He has allowed 15 HRs in 13 starts. He is getting good run support. SD giving him 6.0 runs per start

Butler is only hitting .205 with a SLUG of .263 since Apr 24

Aoki is hitting an MLB best .415 on the road.  Hitting .333 overall

Sad to see Billy at such a low level. Not terribly surprised by BGJ's numbers. Nori is obviously quite comfortable in the NL.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on June 11, 2015, 01:02:53 AM
moore deserves a lot of credit for letting butler walk and replacing him with morales.  but he's not getting the criticism he deserves for paying twice as much for super shitty alex rios as he would have had to pay adorable badass superstud nori aoki to return.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 11, 2015, 01:12:39 AM
moore deserves a lot of credit for letting butler walk and replacing him with morales.  but he's not getting the criticism he deserves for paying twice as much for super shitty alex rios as he would have had to pay adorable badass superstud nori aoki to return.

Interesting post. I guess we'll all think about it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on June 11, 2015, 09:10:01 AM
i've thought about it enough.  it was a bad decision.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 11, 2015, 10:11:01 AM
I liked Aoki, but I Dont fault Dayton for looking for a bat that had more power.  Even if he is a solid RF, 11 mill was a few mill too high for Rios, but they clearly wanted him and overpaid.

I'm not gonna judge Rios totally off of these past 2 weeks, just as I'm not judging his good 1st 7 games and say he was going to be a great player.

Right now, he is struggling and not hitting well. He had to be better not only to somewhat justify his contract, but to justify him being our RF

Fwiw....Aoki was hitting in the .250s with no power in a good portion of June and July, and a lot of peeps weren't loving him or loving him hitting leadoff putting up those numbers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on June 11, 2015, 10:33:58 AM
a leadoff hitter is exactly what the royals most need (offensively).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 11, 2015, 11:15:55 AM
Former 2014 Royals update....

Shields is 7-0. He's pitched pretty decent. ERA is 3.79. He has allowed 15 HRs in 13 starts. He is getting good run support. SD giving him 6.0 runs per start

Butler is only hitting .205 with a SLUG of .263 since Apr 24

Aoki is hitting an MLB best .415 on the road.  Hitting .333 overall

Shields is doing what Shields does, go deep into games, even if he gives up 4 or 5 runs, and gives his team a chance to win. He rarely has games that are truly awful. He's averaging 6.15 innings per start, and last year was at 6.67 (about 1/3 of an inning difference). More Ks and HRs this year like Posse said. The more homers thing is weird, because I thought San Diego was not a HR friendly park.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 11, 2015, 02:12:35 PM
a leadoff hitter is exactly what the royals most need (offensively).

Yes we really do.  I'm OK that Eski isn't gonna have a .350 on base, but he can't hit below .275 either. I'd like to see steal more too. He was successful in 53 of 59 tries last 2 years.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 20, 2015, 05:13:25 PM
perfect through 8

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 20, 2015, 05:26:06 PM
WOW. Unreal
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 20, 2015, 05:27:50 PM
that's got to be the worst tasting no-hitter of all rough ridin' time
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on June 20, 2015, 05:35:52 PM
i'm happy that detroit didn't keep him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 20, 2015, 07:15:10 PM
hur hur hur no-no hur hur hur hur hur hur
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 20, 2015, 07:41:47 PM
hur hur hur no-no hur hur hur hur hur hur

Lol
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on June 20, 2015, 08:14:11 PM
what's your deal
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on June 20, 2015, 11:57:46 PM
i'm happy that detroit didn't keep him.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on June 22, 2015, 12:29:57 PM
Lmao Pete. Get mumped.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:11:24 PM
Homerun Derby!!!!   Griffey throwing out the first pitch  :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 07:23:22 PM
Donaldson is gonna smoke Rizzo.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 13, 2015, 07:29:50 PM
you guys aren't seriously watching a homerun derby are you?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 07:31:47 PM
I confess.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:33:12 PM
you aren't seriously mocking what we watch in our free time, are you?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:35:52 PM
Fielder is built for home run derbies, I would not want to be playing first when he plays slow pitch softball  :runaway:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 07:37:17 PM
Frazier doesn't look optimistic. And Fielder has a 30 second bonus
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 13, 2015, 07:37:38 PM
you aren't seriously mocking what we watch in our free time, are you?

i absolutely am
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:39:56 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on July 13, 2015, 07:43:08 PM
I like this format
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:44:12 PM
so far it's working out quite well, it does kind of prevent 10 quick outs and done scenario
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 07:44:39 PM
I like this format

Definitely better.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:45:29 PM
holy crap Frazier!

he's gonna get it with this extra time  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 07:46:33 PM
Prince looks shocked.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:48:04 PM
can you guys imagine dorks like lib^7 not watching and enjoying this  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 13, 2015, 07:48:27 PM
that sucks.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 13, 2015, 07:52:59 PM
Prince looks shocked.

Literally looked like he was about to cry
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on July 13, 2015, 07:54:48 PM
can you guys imagine dorks like lib^7 not watching and enjoying this  :lol:

do you have an 8yr old son i don't know about?  only reason i can imagine someone watching a homerun derby
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 07:59:22 PM
or perhaps I played baseball my whole life and enjoy watching all star game festivities  :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 08:02:00 PM
Pederson's hair is awful.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on July 13, 2015, 08:03:56 PM
He is grooving
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 08:16:42 PM
I don't think those kids have caught a ball yet.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 08:25:34 PM
Albert is still a Derby stud.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on July 13, 2015, 08:30:02 PM
The Cincy dude cranking dingers in front of the home-town crowd was pretty cool.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 08:42:05 PM
here we go  :excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 08:43:35 PM
Frazier is going to do this.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 08:45:28 PM
this new format  :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 08:56:43 PM
Pederson needs a new format for his hair.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 09:19:40 PM
Bad hair, but the dude can sure hit Derby homers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 09:32:06 PM
 :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 09:33:12 PM
30 ticks to hit one out. Frazier's got this.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 09:33:28 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2015, 09:33:36 PM
well that was rough ridin' awesome
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on July 13, 2015, 09:35:40 PM
Man the crowd went nuts for frazier....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2015, 09:35:43 PM
New format is a winner.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on July 14, 2015, 10:29:03 AM
two baseball questions/musings:

1)  batting practice.  why do they practice at hitting pitches that are purposely easy to hit?  how does that make sense?  shouldn't they practice by trying to hit pitches that are like the ones they'll actually hit in games?

2)  inventing pitching machines.  shouldn't someone invent a pitching machine that you could program to produce pitches like the pitcher you're going to play next.  like you just program in the rotation and velocity and angle and all of that and it produces pitches that are really similar to what any given pitcher throws.  wouldn't practicing with something like that help the hitters hit the real pitcher?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cire on July 14, 2015, 10:42:38 AM
batting practice is about mechanics of your swing, muscle memory etc.

In the indoor training areas there are machines that can replicate some movement.

At that level they can all hit the pitch if they know it's coming.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on July 14, 2015, 12:11:43 PM
At that level they can all hit the pitch if they know it's coming.

sure, there's not much incentive to try and gain a small advantage.  team's wouldn't be interested in that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on July 14, 2015, 12:32:22 PM
also, i don't think it's true that the hitters can hit anything if they know it's coming.  look at herrera, he pretty much just throws a fastball and changup, and throws the fastball way, way more.  so there's no reason for any hitter to expect anything but fastballs.  and they don't seem to hit him that great.

i think the whole pitch recognition stuff that people always talk about is pretty much bullshit anyways.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on July 14, 2015, 12:37:38 PM
I enjoy the crap out of sys posts when he puts the entire history of baseball on trial
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 16, 2015, 02:32:23 AM
sys, I don't know about the machine because I think there are a lot of head games going on. Unless someone could punch a button that dictated what the machine was going to pitch, I don't think it'd be very helpful. But I've been a baseball fan for like 400 days so who the hell knows.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 19, 2015, 01:08:43 AM
Screw the Twins. Lost in 10 after rally in 9th.  They are pesky but they are not 90 win team IMO.

We are going to be AL Central champs and #1 AL seed
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 19, 2015, 08:31:44 AM
:royals:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 19, 2015, 09:47:21 AM
First blown save for Perkins. This could demoralize the entire team and send them into a tailspin.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 19, 2015, 11:39:41 AM
You can thank your favorite non-Royal Brett Lawrie for that Twins loss, kind of.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 19, 2015, 06:38:26 PM
Greinke now has 43.2 scoreless innings in a row. Only allowed 19 hits and 4 BBs in the streak.

Hershiser has the record with 59.0 and Drysdale had 58.0
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 19, 2015, 06:59:29 PM
Mets and Cards into the 18th inning.  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 19, 2015, 07:23:16 PM
Mets and Cards into the 18th inning.  :horrorsurprise:
KSU Wildcat Carlos Torres picked up the win for NY!

The Cards probably mumped up their rotation for the week. Martinez was scheduled to start on Tuesday but had to pitch 4 innings. They may have to move up Lynn, who is scheduled to start vs KC on Thursday.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 19, 2015, 07:25:52 PM
Mets and Cards into the 18th inning.  :horrorsurprise:
KSU Wildcat Carlos Torres picked up the win for NY!

The Cards probably mumped up their rotation for the week. Martinez was scheduled to start on Tuesday but had to pitch 4 innings. They may have to move up Lynn, who is scheduled to start vs KC on Thursday.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 22, 2015, 12:43:22 AM
Angels are 16-3 since June 27

Outscored their Opp 108-43

only 43 runs allowed in last 19 games. 



Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 23, 2015, 12:16:21 PM
Kazmir to the Astros.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: PowercatPat on July 23, 2015, 12:18:06 PM
Kazmir to the Astros.

For a really affordable price, too. That's a steal for the Astros.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WildcatNkilt on July 23, 2015, 01:11:47 PM
Padres are officially sellers.  Looking to sell Cashner, Upton, and Shields. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 23, 2015, 07:39:13 PM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 23, 2015, 07:54:30 PM
thanks buster
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on July 24, 2015, 10:36:57 PM
Bye Coward!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 25, 2015, 05:53:30 PM
cole hamels threw a no-no against the Cubs today
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 25, 2015, 06:09:38 PM
cole hamels threw a no-no against the Cubs today

His trade/rental value just increased.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on July 27, 2015, 09:37:15 AM
http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/11493214/v299343883/must-c-classic-mariners-turn-an-odd-triple-play/?c_id=mlb (http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/11493214/v299343883/must-c-classic-mariners-turn-an-odd-triple-play/?c_id=mlb)

 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 27, 2015, 11:39:22 PM
Tulowitzki traded to Toronto ....per Ken Rosenthal

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 27, 2015, 11:41:12 PM
Tulowitzki traded to Toronto ....per Ken Rosenthal

Just saw that. Things are picking up and the next few days are going to be pretty interesting.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 28, 2015, 12:09:47 AM
Reyes was in the trade. He was Tor starting SS

Last 3 years, Tulo OPS is .822 away from Coors.
Reyes was about .720 OPS last 2 seasons

62% of Tulo RBI and 60% of HR came at Coors (last 3 yrs)
Reyes did run bases well, 85 stolen bases in 2014/2015
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on July 28, 2015, 11:48:45 AM
While Tulo is an upgrade on Reyes, it's not a huge upgrade and they gave up a prospect package better than the Royals gave for Cueto and included Reyes and still didn't improve on their biggest need.

Great deal on Colorado's part, especially if they can flip Reyes now and pick up even more quality prospects.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on July 28, 2015, 11:03:14 PM
Holy dick stomping Yankees. Even more crazy given how they gave up 5 in the top of the first to then go up 11-5 the next inning, then 15-5 the next inning after, and then 16-5 the inning after that. . Imagine being a Rangers fan. Going from  :Woohoo: to  :bang: to :bawl:  to  :flush:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 31, 2015, 02:45:50 PM
Blue Jays now have Ben Revere (from Phil).  Gives them a guy who can hit lead off. Similar to Esky as he doesn't walk much at all but a .302 ave and 73 stolen bases past 2 seasons

Potential lineup could be Revere, Tulo, Donaldson, Bautista and Encarsion as first 5.  Pretty lethal


With Houston and Toronto making all these moves, I am even more thrilled that we got Cueto/Zo (especially Cueto)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on July 31, 2015, 09:46:36 PM
how amaze is it that the royals picked up by far the best most succulent pieces and then left the table scraps for every other team in baseball? we just watched that happen in real life.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 02, 2015, 09:42:13 PM
This Wilmer Flores guy is cool.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on August 05, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
Holy dick stomping Yankees. Even more crazy given how they gave up 5 in the top of the first to then go up 11-5 the next inning, then 15-5 the next inning after, and then 16-5 the inning after that. . Imagine being a Rangers fan. Going from  :Woohoo: to  :bang: to :bawl:  to  :flush:

their offense has been ridiculous for what is starting to be a ridiculous length of time.  it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on August 05, 2015, 01:41:16 PM
Holy dick stomping Yankees. Even more crazy given how they gave up 5 in the top of the first to then go up 11-5 the next inning, then 15-5 the next inning after, and then 16-5 the inning after that. . Imagine being a Rangers fan. Going from  :Woohoo: to  :bang: to :bawl:  to  :flush:

their offense has been ridiculous for what is starting to be a ridiculous length of time.  it's ridiculous.

6.5 runs per game in their last 22 gms (16-6 record)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: fun muffin on August 15, 2015, 10:37:54 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25142002/padres-sign-wheelchair-bound-pitcher-for-20th-straight-season (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25142002/padres-sign-wheelchair-bound-pitcher-for-20th-straight-season)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on August 16, 2015, 05:15:56 AM
Last 27 gms.....

Cubs 20-7
Nats 9-18

Trending in different directions
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 23, 2015, 09:15:45 PM
I love the pirates throwback uniforms they have on
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on August 25, 2015, 11:47:31 AM

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on August 26, 2015, 12:05:37 AM
Cubs have won 21 of 25 and Blue Jays have  won 20 of last 24.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 26, 2015, 01:14:47 AM
Cubs have won 21 of 25 and Blue Jays have  won 20 of last 24.

September baseball is going to be better than it's been in years.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2015, 02:53:46 AM

 :facepalm:

Now remove from the LLWS and suspended by ESPN.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on August 26, 2015, 05:42:38 PM
@MakeItRain,

thoughts on NESN canning the Red Sox announcer guy? Was he actually good, or was it just cuz he was there during the 3 world series?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on August 26, 2015, 06:27:51 PM
@MakeItRain,

thoughts on NESN canning the Red Sox announcer guy? Was he actually good, or was it just cuz he was there during the 3 world series?

Was it the pbp guy or the peter griffin guy?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on August 26, 2015, 08:59:14 PM
verlander going for his 3rd no-no in a game that doesnt matter. 9th inning coming up
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on August 26, 2015, 09:01:55 PM
lost it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 27, 2015, 02:33:29 AM
@MakeItRain,

thoughts on NESN canning the Red Sox announcer guy? Was he actually good, or was it just cuz he was there during the 3 world series?

Don Orsillo is regarded as one of the best play by play men in the business. His firing was a complete blindside and it was for a really stupid reason. Basically, there is a fairly new guy at NESN who got pissed at Orsillo because NESN now mandates that the on air talent takes two weeks off each season and DO wants to work everyday. Larry Luchino told NESN that they have to keep Orsillo and when Luchino stepped down DO's protection was gone.

Even the "I hate everything" New Englanders, which are essentially all of them, are almost unanimously behind Orsillo here.

Is he good? Hell yes he's good, I'm assuming he'll do TBS playoff games again and he is already being rumored to be the person who will take over for Vin Scully who has not announced his return in 2016 yet.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on August 27, 2015, 06:57:35 AM
Wow. I have listened to him call several games and he is easily one of the best
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on August 27, 2015, 08:56:36 AM
interesting. Sucks for the new guy, who I believe is decent too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 27, 2015, 10:12:30 AM
interesting. Sucks for the new guy, who I believe is decent too.

Dave O'Brien, wouldn't necessarily call him the new guy since he's been doing radio for nearly a decade but, yeah he's dece. Many will know him from doing ESPN games. The chemistry between Orsillo and the temperamental Jerry Remy won't be close to being duplicated. Actually at this point, now I hope Remy retires and gets replaced by Dennis Eckersley just so we can have a fresh start. Eck is very good in the booth.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 28, 2015, 01:23:05 PM
How long ago was this? When we played in Boston I was watching the Boston feed and I really enjoyed the announcers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on August 28, 2015, 09:25:50 PM
How long ago was this? When we played in Boston I was watching the Boston feed and I really enjoyed the announcers.

Tuesday
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 28, 2015, 10:30:31 PM
Speaking of broadcasters, the Dodgers announced tonight that Vin Scully is coming back for his 67th season next year. Legend.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 30, 2015, 09:54:31 PM
Arrieta just no hit the Dodgers. LA  has been no-no'd twice in the last 9 days.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on August 30, 2015, 11:58:11 PM
Arrieta just no hit the Dodgers. LA  has been no-no'd twice in the last 9 days.

In the last calendar month, he is 6-0 with a teenie tiny 0.43 ERA.  only 19 hits allowed in 43 plus innings.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 31, 2015, 12:38:30 AM
Arrieta just no hit the Dodgers. LA  has been no-no'd twice in the last 9 days.

In the last calendar month, he is 6-0 with a teenie tiny 0.43 ERA.  only 19 hits allowed in 43 plus innings.

Guy is a stud. I dream of him in a KCR uni.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 31, 2015, 09:52:26 AM
Some Dodger fans were cheering at the end. I would be v upset
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 31, 2015, 09:26:08 PM
@MakeItRain

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2015-08-31/don-orsillo-red-sox-fan-support-sign-fenway-park-nesn?eadid=SOC%2FTwi%2FSNMain (http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2015-08-31/don-orsillo-red-sox-fan-support-sign-fenway-park-nesn?eadid=SOC%2FTwi%2FSNMain)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on September 02, 2015, 12:59:41 AM
Since June 23, Greinke and Kershaw have allowed 23 runs in 177.1 innings. Only 109 hits

1.17 ERA and 0.74 WHIP

#Filthy #Nasty
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 02, 2015, 01:16:22 AM
Since June 23, Greinke and Kershaw have allowed 23 runs in 177.1 innings. Only 109 hits

1.17 ERA and 0.74 WHIP

#Filthy #Nasty

Not at all surprising. And the Dodgers lead their division. Despite that, people say Donnie Baseball may get fired. Go figure.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on September 05, 2015, 05:26:40 PM
Arrieta, 2 ERs 23 Hits in his last 50.1 Innings

And he only has allowed 12 ER in his last 109.

Worthy of the Cy, but Greinke still the favorite IMO
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on September 05, 2015, 05:44:22 PM
My Mets are looking good!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 08, 2015, 09:33:09 PM
Chingon your Mets just got Matt Williams fired.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on September 08, 2015, 10:39:08 PM
Good.  I am upset that we didn't put the axe into that POS Bobby Cox.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 11, 2015, 12:11:01 PM
It sounds like Brad Ausmus' magic number is 22 :frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 11, 2015, 08:51:59 PM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 11, 2015, 09:10:50 PM
welp

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on September 12, 2015, 09:39:02 PM
My guy 500rtiz  :Woohoo:  :excited: :love:

Only 4 players in MLB history with 500 home runs and 3 world series titles
Babe Ruth
Mickey Mantle
Reggie Jackson
David Ortiz
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on September 12, 2015, 09:47:05 PM

My guy 500rtiz  :Woohoo:  :excited: :love:

Only 4 players in MLB history with 500 home runs and 3 world series titles
Babe Ruth
Mickey Mantle
Reggie Jackson
David Ortiz

Congrats.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1367448157_Papi.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 12, 2015, 10:17:57 PM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on September 13, 2015, 02:22:55 AM
I love David Ortiz. It's been documented on this board
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on September 16, 2015, 08:50:15 AM
58 players were used in the 16 inning Dodgers-Rockies game last night, including 24 pitchers :eek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on September 16, 2015, 09:08:05 AM
Stupid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 16, 2015, 09:46:03 AM
If you like David Ortiz, but don't like A-Rod because he juiced, you're a hypocrite. Yeah, I said it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on September 16, 2015, 10:16:13 AM
If you like David Ortiz, but don't like A-Rod because he juiced, you're a hypocrite. Yeah, I said it.

it's their personalities man, good grief. you can't tell the difference?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 16, 2015, 10:18:45 AM
If you like David Ortiz, but don't like A-Rod because he juiced, you're a hypocrite. Yeah, I said it.

it's their personalities man, good grief. you can't tell the difference?

I can yes.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on September 16, 2015, 01:00:25 PM
If you like David Ortiz, but don't like A-Rod because he juiced, you're a hypocrite. Yeah, I said it.

If I took the time I bet I can find more reasons this is stupid than the actual number of words in the post. Thing is you know it's stupid too so I'm not going to waste my time. For the record I like A-Rod, always have.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 16, 2015, 01:07:22 PM
I was mostly trolling mocat MIR. Pap was the premier left handed hitter in the AL for a number of years, and his legacy as a player, especially in post season, is pretty incredible. I get why people like him.

A-Rod, well, I appreciate that outside of Bonds, he's the best baseball player of our lifetimes. But he's super weird, and super worried about his image, although that's changed in the past year. He's a weirdo.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on September 16, 2015, 02:12:31 PM
I was mostly trolling mocat MIR. Pap was the premier left handed hitter in the AL for a number of years, and his legacy as a player, especially in post season, is pretty incredible. I get why people like him.

A-Rod, well, I appreciate that outside of Bonds, he's the best baseball player of our lifetimes. But he's super weird, and super worried about his image, although that's changed in the past year. He's a weirdo.

People say he's been worried about his image for his entire career, even as a rookie. I'd have to go back and read stuff from back then but I remember thinking that junior was kind of a dick to a rod publicly when they played together.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 23, 2015, 06:23:07 PM
@ERII claims to be a big yanks fan, yet when one of their greats dies, he doesn't even bat an eye.  just makes me sick to my stomach

RIP Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 24, 2015, 01:03:14 AM
Yogi was, and always will be, an absolute treasure to the game of baseball. In so many ways, the game will miss him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 29, 2015, 12:27:26 AM
Does anyone like Papelbon?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 29, 2015, 12:31:52 AM
Let's look at the AL standings. With less than a week left, this could be the most exciting AL playoff run ever.  :excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on September 30, 2015, 07:24:35 PM
Does anyone like Papelbon?

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/2253023/abyss-chokeslam-o.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 03, 2015, 08:53:27 PM
Man. Max Sherzer pitched his second no-no of the season today. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 03, 2015, 09:10:21 PM
The Nationals this year are crazy man. Crazy. These articles are worth the read. If I were a Nats fan it would drive me nuts to see my team have the talent they have and fall apart like they did

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 03, 2015, 09:15:06 PM
The Nationals this year are crazy man. Crazy. These articles are worth the read. If I were a Nats fan it would drive me nuts to see my team have the talent they have and fall apart like they did

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html)

like can you imagine hos trotting down to first on a routine fly and jaba top stepping him and then going for the chokeout? 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 03, 2015, 09:17:06 PM
someone asked Andy McCollough about Paplebon in a chat and he said, "I never try and sound like a homer, but the Royals are too smart an organization to put someone like that in their clubhouse"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 03, 2015, 09:17:17 PM
The Nationals this year are crazy man. Crazy. These articles are worth the read. If I were a Nats fan it would drive me nuts to see my team have the talent they have and fall apart like they did

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html)

It's not their fault. Tough division. :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 03, 2015, 09:28:56 PM
The Nationals this year are crazy man. Crazy. These articles are worth the read. If I were a Nats fan it would drive me nuts to see my team have the talent they have and fall apart like they did

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/trade-for-jonathan-papelbon-had-disastrous-results-for-the-nationals/2015/09/30/0aef1564-66ee-11e5-8325-a42b5a459b1e_story.html)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/manager-matt-williams-lost-the-clubhouse-will-he-lose-his-job/2015/09/26/5244beca-647b-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html)

It's not their fault. Tough division. :lol:
ran into the best team in baseball

(https://mascotintheact.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/battleblog13.jpg?w=780)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 03, 2015, 09:32:07 PM
What a crap show that place must be.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 04, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
Can you imagine being the guy who caused an error to mess up Scherzer's perfect game bid?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 04, 2015, 01:58:33 PM
Also, 17 strikeouts is absolutely insane. Including the error, the ball only connected with a bat 11 times (minus foul balls, of course).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 04, 2015, 05:37:56 PM

cc: @makeitrain
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 04, 2015, 06:17:49 PM
The last 30 minutes of that broadcast was very emotional
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 04, 2015, 06:22:27 PM


cc: @makeitrain

That was pretty cool by the players to do that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 04, 2015, 09:38:40 PM
That's v cool MIR.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 05, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
Poor ERII :frown:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 05, 2015, 12:38:26 PM
Poor ERII :frown:

Great news!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 05, 2015, 12:42:41 PM
hasn't he been pitching pretty well lately?  he couldn't hold it together for another 2-30 days until they finish the playoffs?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 05, 2015, 01:46:09 PM
Sad to think that his organization enabled his addiction just a few days ago. I can't imagine working in that environment.

https://instagram.com/p/8UcySXmjJJ/ (https://instagram.com/p/8UcySXmjJJ/)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 05, 2015, 08:16:03 PM
That's pretty sad. No surprise to see new money fans being crass and rude in the name of what? Very "baseball's best fans" like.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2015, 08:43:11 PM
Even though he's a Yankee, I always liked CC. Hope he gets the help he needs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 07, 2015, 03:19:45 PM
:D

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 04:45:34 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13824211/their-backup-catcher-176-hitting-david-ross (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13824211/their-backup-catcher-176-hitting-david-ross)

I enjoyed this
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 08:30:37 PM
come on pittsburg. entertain me at least sheesh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2015, 08:34:30 PM
These strikeouts outside the zone are kinda weird
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2015, 08:45:07 PM
These strikeouts outside the zone are kinda weird

I dont think tbs's strike zone is accurate. Most of the called strikes look like strikes to me
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2015, 08:47:48 PM
These strikeouts outside the zone are kinda weird

I dont think tbs's strike zone is accurate. Most of the called strikes look like strikes to me

Yea thats probably it, both sides seem to be getting consistent calls.    I feel bad for the pirates, arrieta is just unfair.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 07, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
wow  a double play- painful for the bucs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2015, 08:58:02 PM
Yikes, thats ball game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 07, 2015, 09:11:02 PM
That was awesome!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 07, 2015, 09:11:41 PM
Rodriguez showed that cooler who's boss
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 09:12:07 PM
That was awesome!

I guess, but I'd rather be watching a tied game right now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2015, 09:18:33 PM
Hitting arietta was bush
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 07, 2015, 09:19:54 PM
That was awesome!

I guess, but I'd rather be watching a tied game right now
Well, yeah! Obvi!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 07, 2015, 09:21:14 PM
Hitting arietta was bush
They hit him on the pillow cheeks, after he hit two of theirs. I would totally agree in any other situation.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 09:21:34 PM
If Royals play cubs I'm gonna call him jake areola
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 07, 2015, 09:31:28 PM
Good inning for The Mexecutioner!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Phil Titola on October 07, 2015, 09:34:47 PM
Pirate fans look gross.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 09:36:21 PM
No way. Pirates might be my favorite MLB fanbase (2nd favorite obviously)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Phil Titola on October 07, 2015, 09:44:10 PM
No way. Pirates might be my favorite MLB fanbase (2nd favorite obviously)

I think it's the black/gold thing....nobody can pull that off.  I had a blast when I was there and thought it would be fun WS matchup....but Ventura vs. Rodriguez may have turned into WWIII
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 07, 2015, 09:46:36 PM
If Royals play cubs I'm gonna call him jake areola

Hud would do this and not realize it until it was too late.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2015, 10:16:54 PM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cDubya on October 07, 2015, 10:45:22 PM
 :bang: :bang: :bang:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 08, 2015, 08:51:51 AM
His only loss was the Hamel no hitter :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TopCat on October 08, 2015, 08:53:33 AM
And he still won't win the CY. Bananas.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 08:57:51 AM
yeah i think he will
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 09:41:43 AM
LOL

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/19227_10100536046805062_4568567431955138827_n.jpg?oh=a34a9efef61e013814a5541bfd1197d3&oe=56CB98AE)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 08, 2015, 09:52:28 AM
yeah i think he will

I think he will too, but man it is ridiculously close

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/2015-pitching-leaders.shtml
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 08, 2015, 09:53:29 AM
LOL

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/19227_10100536046805062_4568567431955138827_n.jpg?oh=a34a9efef61e013814a5541bfd1197d3&oe=56CB98AE)

 :ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 08, 2015, 09:55:07 AM
is the first one bill cosby?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 10:05:54 AM

is the first one bill cosby?

Eddie Murphy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2015, 03:11:55 PM
hey toronto dorks, nice turf you've grown there
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2015, 03:13:08 PM
half of this toronto crowd showed up today expecting to see a hockey match
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 08, 2015, 03:13:36 PM
hey toronto dorks, nice turf you've grown there

They must use the same fertilizer as the Rays.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 03:19:05 PM
1-0!

(http://www.tvworthwatching.com/img/pages/1U8TEWQK60O8A5A.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 03:22:13 PM
2-0!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 03:24:26 PM
2-0!

(http://www.tvworthwatching.com/img/pages/1U8TEWQK60O8A5A.jpg)

(http://www.tvworthwatching.com/img/pages/1U8TEWQK60O8A5A.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 08, 2015, 03:25:41 PM
love the aggressive running by the rangers.  they'd have 0 runs instead of 2 if they had slow dudes that liked to hang around first.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 03:26:24 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/cc21137bfac7e79582d5be97b59e0836.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 08, 2015, 03:26:40 PM
David Price's team has never won a playoff game when he is a starter.

Yordano Ventura's team has never lost a playoff game when he is a starter.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 03:28:04 PM
Beltre injured though
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 03:28:27 PM
go royals

fyp, ryan lefebrevre
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 08, 2015, 03:28:53 PM

go royals

fyp, ryan lefebrevre

:D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 08, 2015, 03:30:45 PM
what animal does josh donaldson look most like? i think emu


(http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp98/dustyemu/emu_face001.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 08, 2015, 03:35:20 PM
David Price's team has never won a playoff game when he is a starter.

Yordano Ventura's team has never lost a playoff game when he is a starter.
That's almost as crazy as Donaldson not having a postseason RBI in 47 ABs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 03:44:17 PM
David Price's team has never won a playoff game when he is a starter.

Yordano Ventura's team has never lost a playoff game when he is a starter.
That's almost as crazy as Donaldson not having a postseason RBI in 47 ABs.

this is what Donaldson usually does in the playoffs:

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2LXYt6CYJ92j4kT2-Q5iAdsaGpU=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/2883474/donaldson_dive_wild_card.0.png)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2015, 03:55:10 PM
hey toronto fans, every fly ball that goes past the infield isn't a home run  #rulebook
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 08, 2015, 04:03:24 PM
hey toronto fans, every fly ball that goes past the infield isn't a home run  #rulebook
Off that bat that HR looked like a routine flyball...nope!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 08, 2015, 04:10:45 PM
hey toronto fans, every fly ball that goes past the infield isn't a home run  #rulebook

some of them are tho.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2015, 04:15:50 PM
a very small percentage are, i will cede that point.  but not every single one.  please, don't defend these bird fans.

the whole place should be sprayed with ddt by bird poison.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 04:18:44 PM
Donaldson hurt! :party:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 08, 2015, 04:21:25 PM
How bad?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2015, 04:22:59 PM
that sucks that josh had to leave the game.  stupid sideburns everywhere are lost without him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 08, 2015, 04:23:59 PM

How bad?

Hopefully dead, but I think he got bumped in the head while sliding to break up a DP
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 08, 2015, 04:32:14 PM
Texas is going to mess around and lose this game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 08, 2015, 04:43:42 PM
it's actually lots that are home runs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 08, 2015, 04:44:41 PM
Toronto's illegal stadium has completely backfired on them so far.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 08, 2015, 05:16:44 PM
Jeff Bannister looks like gooch
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 08, 2015, 05:17:40 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/1dc84a234472fc9ebbb2ad109f094ee6.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 08, 2015, 05:19:50 PM
i didn't realize gooch was so melancholy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 10, 2015, 11:36:44 PM
Goddamn Chase Utley. You can take the player out of Philly, but you can't take the Phillie out of the player.  Dirty son of a bitch.  If the Mets don't hit him in the head his next at bat, I don't know what....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 10, 2015, 11:45:59 PM
Pedro is a goddamn hero, always had been.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 10, 2015, 11:48:44 PM
They really need to hit Utley.  Head or knee. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 11, 2015, 08:50:12 PM
Utley just got two games, it was warranted. Baseball has some really rough ridin' stupid unwritten rules.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 08:56:51 PM
Utley just got two games, it was warranted. Baseball has some really rough ridin' stupid unwritten rules.

I agree baseball's unwritten rules are dumb, disagree with the suspension.

If Tejada doesn't do an awkward spin, its a non-issue, and Utley's been sliding that way his entire career. Also, he was called safe and not thrown out of the game, but they are reacting to a very public injury to a key Mets player. They haven't suspended those types of plays, ever, but now they set a precident? Not fair to Utley. They've been allowing contact plays there forever, injuries are gonna happen. Off season is time to address the rule.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 11, 2015, 09:38:45 PM
Dirty plays are punished in every other sport, why should baseball be an exception? I am fully in favor of this ruling. It was a bush league slide and Utley shouldn't be rewarded for it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 09:41:13 PM
Dirty plays are punished in every other sport, why should baseball be an exception? I am fully in favor of this ruling. It was a bush league slide and Utley shouldn't be rewarded for it.

1. The play happens all the time, the MLB is being reactionary. If they were truly concerned about this type of play, guys would be suspended all the time.

2. The player was called SAFE by MLB officials in New York City, and not ejected from the game.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 11, 2015, 09:42:51 PM
Dirty plays are punished in every other sport, why should baseball be an exception? I am fully in favor of this ruling. It was a bush league slide and Utley shouldn't be rewarded for it.

1. The play happens all the time, the MLB is being reactionary. If they were truly concerned about this type of play, guys would be suspended all the time.

2. The player was called SAFE by MLB officials in New York City, and not ejected from the game.



Both true, but this sets the precedent for a rule change and we'll probably now see it handled like blocking the plate.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 11, 2015, 09:45:15 PM
Dirty plays are punished in every other sport, why should baseball be an exception? I am fully in favor of this ruling. It was a bush league slide and Utley shouldn't be rewarded for it.

1. The play happens all the time, the MLB is being reactionary. If they were truly concerned about this type of play, guys would be suspended all the time.

2. The player was called SAFE by MLB officials in New York City, and not ejected from the game.



Both true, but this sets the precedent for a rule change and we'll probably now see it handled like blocking the plate.
This is reactionary, but I agree with MLB's new stance. This isn't the Ty Cobb era. If they're going to protect catchers at home plate then they need to do the same with middle infielders turning DP's.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 09:46:47 PM
Then change the rule in the offseason. Everyone will get it. You can't suspend Utley for something that no one gets suspended for but happens weekly in baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 09:48:34 PM
You can't "oh by the way, that's now frowned upon, you're suspended" because a guy got hurt in the playoffs. You can't have a "new stance" on the way a game is played after 100+ years in the middle of a playoff series.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 09:49:27 PM
Do they break dudes legs weekly?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 11, 2015, 09:50:10 PM
You can't "oh by the way, that's now frowned upon, you're suspended" because a guy got hurt in the playoffs. You can't have a "new stance" on the way a game is played after 100+ years in the middle of a playoff series.

I agree, but that's how rules change in sports all the time. When someone gets their leg broken on a big stage the reaction is generally going to be significant.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2015, 09:51:55 PM
I agree he shouldn't be suspended but think it's ok if mets tee off on his dome with a fastball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 09:52:19 PM

I agree he shouldn't be suspended but think it's ok if mets tee off on his dome with a fastball

because 100+ years
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2015, 09:53:32 PM

I agree he shouldn't be suspended but think it's ok if mets tee off on his dome with a fastball

because 100+ years

Exactly
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 11, 2015, 09:56:51 PM
You can't "oh by the way, that's now frowned upon, you're suspended" because a guy got hurt in the playoffs. You can't have a "new stance" on the way a game is played after 100+ years in the middle of a playoff series.
The fact that it occurred in the playoffs shouldn't be a reason to give Utley a free pass. Neither should "this is how it's always been".

Sports and their governing bodies evolve...this was a step forward for MLB.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 09:57:38 PM
Do they break dudes legs weekly?

no. that was unlucky. sometimes when conact is allowed dudes get hurt. it was unusual. If tejada doesn't do some awkward 360 no one even remembers this play.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 09:58:03 PM
the tuckness of baseball is usually an endearing quality.  this is not one of those times
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 11, 2015, 09:58:21 PM

I agree he shouldn't be suspended but think it's ok if mets tee off on his dome with a fastball

because 100+ years

Exactly
That pitcher would be ejected immediately without a warning. This suspension will eliminate some of the aftermath bullshit that goes along with a play like that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 09:58:48 PM
You can't "oh by the way, that's now frowned upon, you're suspended" because a guy got hurt in the playoffs. You can't have a "new stance" on the way a game is played after 100+ years in the middle of a playoff series.
The fact that it occurred in the playoffs shouldn't be a reason to give Utley a free pass. Neither should "this is how it's always been".

Sports and their governing bodies evolve...this was a step forward for MLB.

i'm fine with evolution. ban those slides this offseason. This was NFL style make up the rules as we go
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 09:59:21 PM

You can't "oh by the way, that's now frowned upon, you're suspended" because a guy got hurt in the playoffs. You can't have a "new stance" on the way a game is played after 100+ years in the middle of a playoff series.

I agree, but that's how rules change in sports all the time. When someone gets their leg broken on a big stage the reaction is generally going to be significant.

IMO he shouldn't be suspended.

But in the era of concussions and societal equality this fits in quite nicely.

it's rough ridin' bullshit tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 10:01:37 PM
it would be like if they suspended AROD during the 2004 ALDS for Roids. "uh by the way, NO MORE ROIDS"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:03:32 PM
Societal equality? What in the eff does that have to do with breaking a dudes leg on purpose?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 11, 2015, 10:04:31 PM
it would be like if they suspended AROD during the 2004 ALDS for Roids. "uh by the way, NO MORE ROIDS"
I don't recall ARod breaking anyone's leg by taking roids :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 10:05:00 PM
Societal equality? What in the eff does that have to do with breaking a dudes leg on purpose?


oh good grief. he was trying to avoid 2 outs (he was called safe, and allowed to continue playing the game by MLB officials) not trying to break someone's leg
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:08:16 PM
They call it a takeout slide for a reason. If anything this guy should get a monetary bonus for being more successful with the takeout slide than others less willing to break legs of opposing players
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2015, 10:08:53 PM
Regardless of if he should be suspended or not for this series that play has no place in baseball and should be severely punished going forward
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 10:09:38 PM

Regardless of if he should be suspended or not for this series that play has no place in baseball and should be severely punished going forward
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 10:10:26 PM
i'm fine with that. no more takeout slides starting....................................................................................... now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:13:04 PM
i'm fine with that. no more takeout slides starting....................................................................................... now

But it's the playoffs!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 10:15:32 PM
smdh baseball tucks
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 10:17:08 PM
i'm fine with that. no more takeout slides starting....................................................................................... now

But it's the playoffs!

ok starting in april

smdh baseball tucks

now's not the time futbol dork
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:19:54 PM
smdh baseball tucks

I get cf3's tuck take about how it's always been, but I feel him blaming the victim is a little much
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 10:30:24 PM
even soccer players get automatically ejected, fined, suspended for pulling the soccer equivalent of that.  dunno if that's the hill you want to plant a flag on
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2015, 10:36:34 PM
even soccer players get automatically ejected, fined, suspended for pulling the soccer equivalent of that.  dunno if that's the hill you want to plant a flag on

well then its been established. Utley was called safe and allowed to continue playing
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 10:37:10 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 10:37:43 PM
EllCartierFor3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 10:47:19 PM
several ppl understood my point, lib^7 on the other hand didn't on queue
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:55:41 PM
Well maybe someone else will tell me how "social equality" is relevant to anything being discussed
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 10:57:55 PM
Swift punishment over a play that happens all the time, yet this time, when it counts, a freak accident happened :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 10:59:37 PM
That sounds like "social equality" all right
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 11:00:10 PM
I'm less concerned about the fact that he broke someone's leg during his antics and more concerned that it's the equivalent  of just throwing up your arms to block the DP throw without consequence
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 11:01:51 PM
public outcry over something with a swift "I'm sorry" is a very good analogy to social equality, I mean come on lib
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 11:02:10 PM
rough ridin' wake up to the world
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 11:02:33 PM
progression as i see it:

1. get out
2. jump kick 2b like jcvd
3. eff off, doubleday ain't no pussy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 11:03:27 PM
I'm less concerned about the fact that he broke someone's leg during his antics and more concerned that it's the equivalent  of just throwing up your arms to block the DP throw without consequence

This would be more effective, but you don't get the added chance to "takeout" someone.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 11:04:20 PM
"clean" takeout, too
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 11:04:43 PM
rough ridin' wake up to the world

 :lol: ok tbt
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2015, 11:06:01 PM
"clean" takeout, too

Infact, in the waving arms scenario, the runner is much more likely to get hurt, so there's another downside
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2015, 11:06:59 PM
I'm so glad lib played baseball, so he can bring us these first world insights
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2015, 11:07:05 PM
the royalswild approach wins again
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 12, 2015, 01:12:00 AM
the slide was clearly and unambiguously against the rules.  over the offseason they should make a point of telling baseball refs to call the rule as written.


it is a little unfair to suspend a guy for a play that, although against the rules, is seldom called.  oh well, there are lots of things more unfair.  if you don't want to get caught up in a sudden enforcement of an unenforced rule, don't go so far out of your way to flaunt your breaking of the rule.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 12, 2015, 12:14:48 PM
i'm fine with that. no more takeout slides starting....................................................................................... now

Why do you keep using the word slide? He didn't rough ridin' slide at all. What he did is illegal in literally every other American sport; football, hockey, wrestling, lacrosse, everything.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2015, 12:19:37 PM
sure
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 12, 2015, 03:04:22 PM
Well it's time to go all in on the Rangers to finish off the Jays. A Rangers v Astros ALCS would be very fun

http://www.sbnation.com/2015/7/18/8999457/rougned-odor-angers-astros-causes-benches-to-clear-then-bat-flips-rangers
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 12, 2015, 03:29:46 PM
Well it's time to go all in on the Rangers Jays to finish off the Jays Rangers. A Rangers Jays v Astros Royals ALCS would be very fun

http://www.sbnation.com/2015/7/18/8999457/rougned-odor-angers-astros-causes-benches-to-clear-then-bat-flips-rangers
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2015/8/3/9090131/blue-jays-royals-bench-clearing-hbp-josh-donaldson
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2015, 06:52:24 PM
does any non-Astro or non-Blue Jay in the playoffs have a more punchable face than anthony rizzo?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 12, 2015, 07:36:36 PM
Wrigley, with no outfield light standards, and a "I guess if we have to" lighting system is just a terrible night game watch.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 12, 2015, 07:39:58 PM
they really get into columbus day in chicago? 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 12, 2015, 07:41:42 PM
Somewhere the chicago dax is starting a the field looks like crap again thread.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2015, 08:34:10 PM
does any non-Astro or non-Blue Jay in the playoffs have a more punchable face than anthony rizzo?

well non-astro non-blue jay limits it, because every blue jay has an EXTREMELY punchable face. but I'd say matt holliday is the more punchable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 12, 2015, 08:44:05 PM
Go Cubs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 12, 2015, 09:07:09 PM
Mets looking good!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 12, 2015, 09:10:32 PM
Go Cubs

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 12, 2015, 09:10:43 PM
Mets looking good!

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 12, 2015, 09:23:38 PM
We want Utley!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 12, 2015, 10:06:20 PM
God why won't cal just stfu?  He is the worst. Blech never liked him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 12, 2015, 10:07:15 PM
Could be worse, could be that idiot john smoltz.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 12, 2015, 10:49:30 PM
Mets doing their best to ensure the firing of Donnie Baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 13, 2015, 12:35:33 AM
Have their ever been more home runs hit during one day of the playoffs? Or more runs scored? My God, what a fun day for baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 13, 2015, 12:40:36 AM
Have their ever been more home runs hit during one day of the playoffs? Or more runs scored? My God, what a fun day for baseball.

It was great for the best sport ever.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 08:21:23 AM
(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/8/2/0/154259820/101215_nym_cespedes_bat_flip_med_tjvrxz3w.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 09:10:04 AM
:love:

Cespedes absolutely murdered that ball. If there was ever a time to launch a 20' bat flip, that was it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 09:26:13 AM
pretty disappointed in the Dodgers so far
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 10:11:00 AM
pretty disappointed in the Dodgers so far
Kershaw is the Peyton Manning of baseball.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 13, 2015, 02:18:07 PM
pretty disappointed in the Dodgers so far

I'm conflicted about this series, Kenley Jansen is my favorite ever, but seriously eff Chase Utley, always hated that guy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on October 13, 2015, 02:24:26 PM
This thread just reminded me I have a Kershaw signed baseball I need to sell.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 04:16:46 PM
Suck it, Cardinals.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 04:55:54 PM
NL baseball is so dumb. PH for your pitcher in the 4th inning because there's a RISP and your down 2 is a huge panic move. Almost as bad as removing your starter because of a leadoff walk...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 05:16:45 PM
NL baseball is so dumb. PH for your pitcher in the 4th inning because there's a RISP and your down 2 is a huge panic move. Almost as bad as removing your starter because of a leadoff walk...

Not in this game and not when you have adam wainwright ready
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2015, 05:22:05 PM
more like forfeiting an at bat would be stupid, when you have other pitchers of similar quality available.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 13, 2015, 05:29:36 PM
TownieCat is stuck in the 70's
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 05:56:01 PM
TownieCat is stuck in the 70's
Quite the opposite.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 13, 2015, 06:48:28 PM
Come on Cubbies, finish these assholes.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 13, 2015, 06:56:24 PM
YES!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 13, 2015, 07:01:35 PM
 :billdance:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 07:41:47 PM
pretty disappointed in the Dodgers so far
Kershaw is the Peyton Manning of baseball.

He looks pretty effing great tonight
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 07:49:33 PM
we'll see mocat, we'll see
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2015, 07:54:03 PM
Playing the Mets would be a huge dissapointment.  Playing the cubs would be fantastic.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 07:57:43 PM
Playing the Mets would be a huge dissapointment.  Playing the cubs would be fantastic.
wrong, it would be a privilege for the Roys to the play the Mets
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 13, 2015, 07:59:28 PM
Playing the Mets would be a huge dissapointment.  Playing the cubs would be fantastic.

i agree
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2015, 08:07:46 PM
everyone does
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 08:08:53 PM
Dodgers would be my favorite
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2015, 08:09:15 PM
acceptable 2nd choice
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 08:10:58 PM
Mostly because the dodgers are sexy af but also bc the cubs are scary af
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 08:16:00 PM
Not worried
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 13, 2015, 08:16:15 PM
Cubs would be the most terrifying to play IMO. They finally would have made it to the World Series, and literally everyone not named their opponent (KC) would be rooting for them. That and Back to the Future II already has slated them as champs so there's that too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 08:16:45 PM
You guys are all dumb.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 13, 2015, 08:39:06 PM
non-chicago cub fans are the worst. 

-OH LOOK AT THEIR CUTE BEAR MASCOT!  GO CUBBIES!  YAH!

-yo man i've watched them for years on WGN. ryan sandburg, bro.

no one, literally no one, who isn't from chicago has any business cheering for this trash franchise.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 13, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
it is pretty cute tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 13, 2015, 09:17:58 PM
we'll see mocat, we'll see

What are you seeing now?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 09:26:25 PM
we'll see mocat, we'll see

What are you seeing now?
Time to get them runs!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2015, 09:44:55 PM
Chings, I'm cheering for the Mets, for you.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 09:45:46 PM
Chings, I'm cheering for the Mets, for you.
:excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 09:46:42 PM
Gonna have to do it in the ninth I suppose. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2015, 09:52:00 PM
may the 9th inning mets be made of 100 tubervilles and chiziks
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 09:59:03 PM
Oh well there's game 5.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2015, 10:04:09 PM
Dodgers vs Cubs :love:   
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 13, 2015, 10:05:25 PM
Dodgers vs Cubs :love:
Not cool man.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 13, 2015, 10:41:08 PM

:thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2015, 10:50:04 PM
Woof, the A's are the worst.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 13, 2015, 10:54:25 PM
non-chicago cub fans are the worst. 

-OH LOOK AT THEIR CUTE BEAR MASCOT!  GO CUBBIES!  YAH!

-yo man i've watched them for years on WGN. ryan sandburg, bro.

no one, literally no one, who isn't from chicago has any business cheering for this trash franchise.

Well now that they've dumped the Cardinals, yeah.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 13, 2015, 10:56:35 PM
Curt Schilling acted like an asshat on social media again tonight, he loves being a Rushite more than his job.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on October 14, 2015, 12:47:31 AM
Love that the Cubs eliminated StL. Loved it. But do not want if the Roys make the WS.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 03:57:50 PM
lol @ the toronto manager for using price in game four.  i'd like to believe (there's nothing stopping me, so i do believe it) that the royals' comeback induced him to put price in.  i'll believe that even more if toronto ends up losing and stroman either gets knocked out or gets left in and roughed up.


also, pillar is my favorite blue jay.  i may come out with a complete list of blue jay players ranked by favoriteness later in the game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:26:39 PM
man, what a catch by my favesie, kevin pillar.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: AppleJack on October 14, 2015, 04:27:49 PM
Pillar  :flush:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on October 14, 2015, 04:29:55 PM
I liked Pillar when I mistakenly thought he was Kevin Millar's son, then I realized my mistake and stopped liking him again.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:30:30 PM
can anyone explain to me what the stuff is that bounce up out of the turf when someone dives on it?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:31:02 PM
well you should start liking him again.  he's great.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:32:24 PM
the skin color of the texas manager would suggest that he may have been dead for several weeks.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 14, 2015, 04:33:13 PM
can anyone explain to me what the stuff is that bounce up out of the turf when someone dives on it?
Recycled tires.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:34:17 PM
can anyone explain to me what the stuff is that bounce up out of the turf when someone dives on it?
Recycled tires.

why is it there?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 14, 2015, 04:34:42 PM
can anyone explain to me what the stuff is that bounce up out of the turf when someone dives on it?
Recycled tires.

why is it there?
Cushioning.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:35:22 PM
shouldn't the cushioning go under the grass?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on October 14, 2015, 04:36:21 PM
shouldn't the cushioning go under the grass?

I think it's both.  Probably for injuries/planting feet?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 14, 2015, 04:36:22 PM
Don't be obtuse.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on October 14, 2015, 04:38:41 PM
Sorry, I was wrong.  It's actually for killing children.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/how-safe-artificial-turf-your-child-plays-n220166
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:41:01 PM
Sorry, I was wrong.  It's actually for killing children.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/how-safe-artificial-turf-your-child-plays-n220166

that makes more sense.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 04:52:20 PM
ok, here's the favoriteness list.  feel free to use it to form your own favorites.

1. pillar - dreamy eyes, distinctive nose, fast, great at diving catches.
2. goins - cute, good at defense.
3. price - played for detroit, seems nice, good at pitching.
4. revere - fast.
5. colabello - good backstory with the indy league thing.
6. martin - really good at catching, fast for a catcher.
7. hendriks - former royal.
8. kawasaki - does funny stuff in the dugout and on gifs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------ below this line, the players are not liked.
9. navarro - kinda sloppy looking (out of shape).
10. dickey - dunno, doesn't let people steal, maybe?  dunno, just don't like him.
11. encarnacion - only thing he does is that stupid parrot thing.  no personality.
12. bautista - seems like he takes himself pretty serious.  stretches too much.
13. tulowitzki - always hurt or walking around like he's gonna be hurt, face is narrow, white guy with a line in his hair.
14. donaldson - see mocat, he's got a better list than mine.

any player not listed is neutral (right on the dotted line).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:23:45 PM
i have no idea what the rule is, but i'm going to believe harold, because i want to.  3-2.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:25:13 PM
 :Woot:

what a great display of awareness or something by odor.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:26:03 PM
the toronto manager always looks drunk or hung over.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:28:07 PM
throw them all out, ref.  each one is as bad as the next.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:44:33 PM
man, if i didn't know that god hates toronto i'd think he didn't care for that gift run texas got.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:46:12 PM
holy crap.  maybe god just really hates andrus.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:48:58 PM
call him out.  he targeted the leg, 100%.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:49:28 PM
also i want to see what the crowd does.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:49:48 PM
also i want toronto to lose.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:56:04 PM
in the history of mlb, there has never been so many bad infield defensive plays in a single inning as in this inning
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2015, 05:57:34 PM
what an unlikable player.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2015, 06:16:26 PM
toronto fans really don't want to go back to their trailers tonight having watched their blue jays lose
what a complete trash fanbase
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 14, 2015, 06:49:12 PM
What an unbelievable baseball game, even my wife and kids were getting into in. That crowd was lit.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 14, 2015, 07:01:38 PM
agreed, this mlb playoffs stuff is fun
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: chum1 on October 14, 2015, 07:26:17 PM
Who deleted their posts between 4:41:01 PM and 5:57:34 PM?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 14, 2015, 10:14:15 PM
Changed my mind:


LFG M-E-T-S
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 15, 2015, 01:21:15 AM
Dumbass crybabies
http://deadspin.com/unsurprisingly-the-rangers-have-thoughts-on-bat-flips-1736636397
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wELLsculptedbrows on October 15, 2015, 09:19:07 AM
(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cZKNODwQwI685i_JLtHqbpSaL0s=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/4152352/slack_for_ios_upload.0.jpg)

So, has this guy been discussed yet? 

Any one have any additional background?
 
http://www.sbnation.com/2015/10/11/9503155/who-is-bored-enormous-ipad-man-and-why-do-tv-cameras-show-him-at
 (http://www.sbnation.com/2015/10/11/9503155/who-is-bored-enormous-ipad-man-and-why-do-tv-cameras-show-him-at)
:love: Can't wait for his ALCS appearances. :love:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 09:53:26 AM
I'm all about guys celebrating, but not showing up the other team, taunting and what not. Like, Salvy is always celebrating something, but never seems to get into it with other teams. However, at that moment, to hit that ball that GD far. How on earth could you not stare down the pitcher and send the bat flying.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 15, 2015, 10:05:11 AM
iPad Man looks like a complete tool and is blocking someone's view of the game.  He is more than welcome to do his schtick in Toronto but stay the eff out of KC. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wELLsculptedbrows on October 15, 2015, 10:24:23 AM
I don't think they sell giant foam cowboy hats at Kauffman like they do in Arlington.  Too bad though, they seem fun ... not that Brock Landers would know anything about that.

Anyway, seems like iPad guy is a PA with Fox. Chris Ober/Oberg? The trail has gone cold, but I'm still fascinated with this performance artist/inside joker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5inr_Ee2_g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5inr_Ee2_g)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 10:38:48 AM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 10:41:38 AM
Ricky Henderson was so cool.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 15, 2015, 10:45:51 AM
I'm kinda suprised no one has said anything about kendrys home run
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 15, 2015, 10:51:01 AM
And skipping to his lou?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 15, 2015, 10:51:43 AM
Probably because he paid the ultimate celebration penalty. Free pass for life
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 15, 2015, 10:59:02 AM

the "what is the game coming to????" crowd is the same crowd that bitches about people always being on their cell phones but forgets about

(http://i.imgur.com/WkHHpZ1.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 15, 2015, 03:00:00 PM
ok, here's the favoriteness list.  feel free to use it to form your own favorites.

1. pillar - dreamy eyes, distinctive nose, fast, great at diving catches.
2. goins - cute, good at defense.
3. price - played for detroit, seems nice, good at pitching.
4. revere - fast.
5. colabello - good backstory with the indy league thing.
6. martin - really good at catching, fast for a catcher.
7. hendriks - former royal.
8. kawasaki - does funny stuff in the dugout and on gifs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------ below this line, the players are not liked.
9. navarro - kinda sloppy looking (out of shape).
10. dickey - dunno, doesn't let people steal, maybe?  dunno, just don't like him.
11. encarnacion - only thing he does is that stupid parrot thing.  no personality.
12. bautista - seems like he takes himself pretty serious.  stretches too much.
13. tulowitzki - always hurt or walking around like he's gonna be hurt, face is narrow, white guy with a line in his hair.
14. donaldson - see mocat, he's got a better list than mine.

any player not listed is neutral (right on the dotted line).

this is a pretty great list actually. i nodded with approval at almost every name & descripto.

my modifications: i would take dickey out of the dislike group. i watched some story about him being a sexual abuse victim as a child and it was real emotional and he seems like a good guy (despite hillibilly tennessee or something accent)
you replace dickey with justin smoak. look at this freaking guy's IRL face:

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/mlb/players/full/30175.png&w=350&h=254)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 15, 2015, 03:07:15 PM
other tidbits (with a + or - in likeability index):

david price wanted to go to Toronto mostly because of their popcorn apparently being awesome. (+)

dickey is an illegal pitch-style pitcher (-)

josh donaldson seems like the most annoying guy. like when someone in the clubhouse tells a joke he is probably like "i don't get it" and then makes this face:

(http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/869donaldsonhair1.jpg)

(-)

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 15, 2015, 03:09:46 PM
Hate the list. Munenori and Bautista are amazing humans. I also like Dickey and Encarnacion. Revere and Tulo, also cool. I hate David Price, like a lot, he's what steffy would call, a bitch. I don't really like Russell Martin but acknowledge that it is unreasonable just because he played for the Yankees, he's also take baseball serious guy. Everyone else, meh.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 15, 2015, 03:11:54 PM
i like bautista too
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 15, 2015, 03:13:02 PM
i was going to take take bautista off the hate list too, but sys' reasoning is "stretches too much" and i can't argue with that
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 15, 2015, 03:15:29 PM
I've been a fan of Jose Bautista, or "Joey Bats" as the kids call him, for years.  I still hope he goes like 1 for 17 in the ALCS with his one hit being a solo homerun in a game the Royals are ahead by about 12 runs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 15, 2015, 03:17:45 PM
i was going to take take bautista off the hate list too, but sys' reasoning is "stretches too much" and i can't argue with that
yeah he does stretch an awful lot.  maybe i don't like him as much as i thought.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 15, 2015, 03:19:51 PM
all of those guys are trash
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 15, 2015, 03:24:21 PM
i was going to take take bautista off the hate list too, but sys' reasoning is "stretches too much" and i can't argue with that
yeah he does stretch an awful lot.  maybe i don't like him as much as i thought.

Yes, and static stretching is largely useless and silly.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 15, 2015, 03:27:21 PM
What the .ca people are saying:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/bad-blood-makes-alcs-matchup-the-one-everybody-wanted/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on October 15, 2015, 03:32:18 PM
i was going to take take bautista off the hate list too, but sys' reasoning is "stretches too much" and i can't argue with that

Plus Ventura doesn't like Bautista. If you can't even get along with Yordano Ventura, then you probably have some personality flaws.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 15, 2015, 03:34:12 PM
these guys are all trash and their trashy hockey fan trash fanbase is trash and their stadium is trash
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 15, 2015, 03:35:17 PM
and for this week only norm kelly is even trash.
Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 15, 2015, 03:35:49 PM
and for this week only norm kelly is even trash.

Would you care to address Canadian football? I mean...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 03:37:43 PM
i can't imagine anyone liking Josh Donaldson unless he played for their team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 15, 2015, 03:38:34 PM
bish played for toronto  :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 15, 2015, 03:38:52 PM
I'm going to try to start twitter beef with norm
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 15, 2015, 03:40:26 PM
i was going to take take bautista off the hate list too, but sys' reasoning is "stretches too much" and i can't argue with that

Plus Ventura doesn't like Bautista. If you can't even get along with Yordano Ventura, then you probably have some personality flaws.

lol
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 15, 2015, 03:40:57 PM
I'm going to try to start twitter beef with norm
Did you not get my tweet today with adorable Raccoon action shots?!  :don'tcare:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: steve dave on October 15, 2015, 03:42:58 PM
I'm going to try to start twitter beef with norm
Did you not get my tweet today with adorable Raccoon action shots?!  :don'tcare:

yes, I liked it. ty
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 15, 2015, 03:43:27 PM
I'm going to try to start twitter beef with norm
Did you not get my tweet today with adorable Raccoon action shots?!  :don'tcare:

yes, I liked it. ty
Anytime!  :D :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 15, 2015, 07:07:14 PM
i will remove dickey and replace him with smoak (mentally, not on the posted list).  thanks, mocat.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 15, 2015, 07:09:02 PM
Hate the list. Munenori and Bautista are amazing humans. I also like Dickey and Encarnacion. Revere and Tulo, also cool. I hate David Price, like a lot, he's what steffy would call, a bitch. I don't really like Russell Martin but acknowledge that it is unreasonable just because he played for the Yankees, he's also take baseball serious guy. Everyone else, meh.
David Price's gf is a K-Stater, so that's good enough for me.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 07:21:15 PM
Up one!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 15, 2015, 07:23:42 PM
Granderson is so much fun to watch. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 07:30:59 PM
:frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 15, 2015, 07:35:29 PM
They are ok bud, grienke is far from unhittable tonight.  It is loud as eff in that stadium tho.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 07:36:20 PM
Good damage control...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 15, 2015, 08:38:44 PM
Okay, those much more knowledgeable then me explain why it was bad for Ethernet to catch that foul ball.   Or that's what Twitter is saying. 


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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:13:58 PM
:D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:16:20 PM
Okay, those much more knowledgeable then me explain why it was bad for Ethernet to catch that foul ball.   Or that's what Twitter is saying. 


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Not necessarily bad, but by catching it he essentially traded an out for a run.  If he let it drop and then the batter struck out or couldn't get a sacrifice then it's worth it.   If he let it drop foul and then the batter made a hit it would be worse (you would still give up the run and have one less out).  It's a tough call.  Personally, I have my team catch it I think.  In baseball there only a finite number of outs, and its best (IMO) to get them when you can.
Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 15, 2015, 09:17:51 PM
Ok, thanks!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 09:46:08 PM
There is no nervous energy, like winner take all game home team is behind and running out of time nervous energy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:47:31 PM
Could use an insurance run or two here
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 15, 2015, 09:49:51 PM
Mets look very blue collar'y, is that the case chings?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:52:12 PM
Mets look very blue collar'y, is that the case chings?
Dunno if I would go that far. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:56:08 PM
5
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 09:58:10 PM
4
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:00:10 PM
3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 15, 2015, 10:18:07 PM
I don't understand pinch hitting Utley for Pederson there.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:18:49 PM
2
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:19:39 PM
1
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:21:11 PM
0!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:21:32 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 15, 2015, 10:27:04 PM
Happy for all of family in NY. Let's Go Mets Go!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:28:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7fLQi2l.png)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:32:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UGYDt8l.png)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:34:29 PM
(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2/7/4/64067274/mr_and_mrs_met_ots31h0z.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 15, 2015, 10:35:19 PM
(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0110/07_all-banned-team-darryl-strawberry_1536x1920.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on October 15, 2015, 10:39:52 PM
Mets/Cubs improves the AL chances of winning WS, right?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 10:40:15 PM
(https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/39GE6WodktQa8bI6eRcVlLKCtQc=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3601378/469349562.0.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 15, 2015, 10:43:17 PM
Mets/Cubs improves the AL chances of winning WS, right?
Reduced it by half actually.

(http://i.imgur.com/ljm4END.png)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 15, 2015, 10:45:07 PM
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/b8/ed/b8edf45d699028fe14fa19e7a079b327.jpg?itok=_pMVCAsw)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2015, 10:45:48 PM
snooks is a mets fan oh man
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 15, 2015, 10:47:10 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CF4u2JnUEAANQFF.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2015, 10:48:59 PM
chill out mets fans its getting a little steamy in here
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:43:13 AM
(http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.4280537.1364430035!/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/display_600/image.JPG)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:43:54 AM
(http://media.mlive.com/whitecaps_impact/photo/11380557-large.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:45:10 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3f/9d/89/3f9d899151e4cc348824aad6a4247689.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:46:12 AM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:47:50 AM
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcu6nqjJ91qz762fo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 07:48:25 AM
(https://snymets.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/keithhernandezandmookiewilson.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2015, 07:59:34 AM
'dgers did not come to play last night. except for JT obviously. they did not want it as much as the mets. i'm happy for bartolo, it's impossible not to love him. that said, they have zero chance vs the cubs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 16, 2015, 08:22:08 AM
Cubs in 5.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 16, 2015, 08:38:35 AM
I dunno mocat, I trust the Mets starting pitching. I'll pick the Cubs too, but the Mets can slow down the Cubs lineup
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 16, 2015, 09:06:29 AM
Happy for all of family in NY. Let's Go Mets Go!

just fwiw, there are no mets fans in new york
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2015, 09:07:44 AM
they are 7-0 vs the mets cf3. i know that can be misleading, but they already beat deGrom twice. it's really hard to go 7-0 vs a team.

BUT like i said before, the playoffs are super random and the mets could win in 7 or something. they do have home field
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 16, 2015, 09:15:30 AM
they are 7-0 vs the mets cf3. i know that can be misleading, but they already beat deGrom twice. it's really hard to go 7-0 vs a team.

BUT like i said before, the playoffs are super random and the mets could win in 7 or something. they do have home field

I heard an interview with Curt Schilling yesterday and he doesn't think the playoffs are random because it's the only time when all of the players are totally locked in to every pitch of every at bat.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 16, 2015, 09:18:00 AM
Also read this book, it's amazing. Pun intended.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bad-Guys-Won-Uniform/dp/0062097636
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 16, 2015, 09:20:45 AM
I like unpredictable better than random
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 16, 2015, 09:39:14 AM
Also read this book, it's amazing. Pun intended.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bad-Guys-Won-Uniform/dp/0062097636

i love that book. ricky d has my copy right now. i believe i recommendo'd it in the book thread.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2015, 09:49:17 AM
they are 7-0 vs the mets cf3. i know that can be misleading, but they already beat deGrom twice. it's really hard to go 7-0 vs a team.

BUT like i said before, the playoffs are super random and the mets could win in 7 or something. they do have home field

I heard an interview with Curt Schilling yesterday and he doesn't think the playoffs are random because it's the only time when all of the players are totally locked in to every pitch of every at bat.


so he thinks it's fair to judge an entire season based on just a few crazy games in october? weird


(http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/uploader/image/2015/08/25/schillingguns.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Skipper44 on October 16, 2015, 11:41:50 AM
Happy for all of family in NY. Let's Go Mets Go!

just fwiw, there are no mets fans in new york
aren't there some descendants of Brooklyn fans that were forbidden from becoming Yankee's fans?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on October 16, 2015, 11:50:55 AM
Happy for all of family in NY. Let's Go Mets Go!

just fwiw, there are no mets fans in new york
aren't there some descendants of Brooklyn fans that were forbidden from becoming Yankee's fans?

there probably are a few.  it's kinda the same type of deal as the jets.  true new yorkers are yankee/giants/knicks fans.  new jersey gets the jets, mets, and nets.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2015, 02:22:21 PM
omg bitb  :lol:

dodgers fans don't wear dodgers gear. they just wear cool guy shirts and cool guy jeans and they don't care.  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 16, 2015, 02:45:15 PM
they are 7-0 vs the mets cf3. i know that can be misleading, but they already beat deGrom twice. it's really hard to go 7-0 vs a team.

BUT like i said before, the playoffs are super random and the mets could win in 7 or something. they do have home field

I heard an interview with Curt Schilling yesterday and he doesn't think the playoffs are random because it's the only time when all of the players are totally locked in to every pitch of every at bat.


so he thinks it's fair to judge an entire season based on just a few crazy games in october? weird

What's random about the best players playing their best? There's certainly a sample size issue but that isn't at all random. I'm not sure how anyone could claim that the four teams who won their series' weren't the better team in that series.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 16, 2015, 04:02:53 PM
baseball is just kind of a weird sport though.  a lot of it is left up to chance.  i mean, even the best players only get hits 3 out of every 10 times. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 16, 2015, 04:04:09 PM
Yup, just so random
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 16, 2015, 04:17:07 PM
i wouldn't say it's "random."  but a lot of it seems like it's more odds based, relative to other sports.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 16, 2015, 04:22:46 PM
i love sports stats, and predictive analysis.  but one of the things i hate about it is the devaluing of the actual results.

actually, maybe that places too much blame on stats.  there's always been this idea that championships should be won by the best team, or its converse that whichever team wins a championship is the best team.

both are not only Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!), but i find them almost offensive.  sports is about momentary, fleeting achievement.  if a bad team can achieve beating better teams, i find that thrilling.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 16, 2015, 04:23:51 PM
i wouldn't say it's "random."  but a lot of it seems like it's more odds based, relative to other sports.

Agreed, the nature of the sport doesn't change. It's the absolute best teams just playing a shorter season. People try to act like winning the World Series is akin to winning the NCAA tournament. There isn't a single world series champion since the advent of the wildcard that won because of being lucky. Even when that Mariners team who set the wins record lost to the Yankees, there isn't anyone in the world who believed that Mariners team were better than the Yankees.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 16, 2015, 04:40:59 PM
i love sports stats, and predictive analysis.  but one of the things i hate about it is the devaluing of the actual results.

actually, maybe that places too much blame on stats.  there's always been this idea that championships should be won by the best team, or its converse that whichever team wins a championship is the best team.

both are not only Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!), but i find them almost offensive.  sports is about momentary, fleeting achievement.  if a bad team can achieve beating better teams, i find that thrilling.
that's a very interesting perspective.  i think i'll adopt it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Fedor on October 16, 2015, 04:45:11 PM
i love sports stats, and predictive analysis.  but one of the things i hate about it is the devaluing of the actual results.

actually, maybe that places too much blame on stats.  there's always been this idea that championships should be won by the best team, or its converse that whichever team wins a championship is the best team.

both are not only Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!), but i find them almost offensive.  sports is about momentary, fleeting achievement.  if a bad team can achieve beating better teams, i find that thrilling.
that's a very interesting perspective.  i think i'll adopt it.
This is so hawt.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 16, 2015, 05:10:28 PM
listen i was just making a joke based on schilling's facebook post
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 16, 2015, 05:13:27 PM
hitting a baseball is the single hardest thing to do consistently in any sport
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wELLsculptedbrows on October 16, 2015, 09:55:33 PM
THERE HE IS!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/16/2dcc52ccce91a1b344bf21e8b4b32aa2.jpg)

No concessions?

He must have read about Aramark's health code violations.



Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 17, 2015, 01:39:15 AM
In response to Dlew and sys's conversation, is there any metric in determining the best team in said year? Final winning percentage? It's also kind of sad how often, moreso in basketball due to the lesser number of starters, a championship is greatly affected by injuries to what could very well be the best team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 17, 2015, 01:47:43 AM
Happy for all of family in NY. Let's Go Mets Go!

just fwiw, there are no mets fans in new york
Real New Yorkers don't live in NYC.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 17, 2015, 07:22:08 AM
THERE HE IS!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/16/2dcc52ccce91a1b344bf21e8b4b32aa2.jpg)

No concessions?

He must have read about Aramark's health code violations.

This guy just doesn't have the it factor
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 17, 2015, 09:18:00 PM
Let's go Mets!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 17, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
Sweep?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 17, 2015, 09:33:54 PM
Let's go Mets!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 17, 2015, 09:35:34 PM
I miss Shea stadium
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 17, 2015, 09:38:33 PM
Sdk, you got a point in your favor today.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 17, 2015, 09:40:10 PM
i wouldn't say it's "random."  but a lot of it seems like it's more odds based, relative to other sports.

Agreed, the nature of the sport doesn't change. It's the absolute best teams just playing a shorter season. People try to act like winning the World Series is akin to winning the NCAA tournament. There isn't a single world series champion since the advent of the wildcard that won because of being lucky. Even when that Mariners team who set the wins record lost to the Yankees, there isn't anyone in the world who believed that Mariners team were better than the Yankees.

I agree with this, however, the '06 Cards were crazy lucky.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 17, 2015, 09:44:47 PM
i wouldn't say it's "random."  but a lot of it seems like it's more odds based, relative to other sports.

Agreed, the nature of the sport doesn't change. It's the absolute best teams just playing a shorter season. People try to act like winning the World Series is akin to winning the NCAA tournament. There isn't a single world series champion since the advent of the wildcard that won because of being lucky. Even when that Mariners team who set the wins record lost to the Yankees, there isn't anyone in the world who believed that Mariners team were better than the Yankees.

I agree with this, however, the '06 Cards were crazy lucky.
Yeah
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 17, 2015, 10:12:57 PM
Sweep!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: SdK on October 17, 2015, 10:25:01 PM
Haha thanks Chings. I've some super awesome baby/toddler pics in Mets gear.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 17, 2015, 10:47:50 PM
THERE HE IS!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/16/2dcc52ccce91a1b344bf21e8b4b32aa2.jpg)

No concessions?

He must have read about Aramark's health code violations.

wELLsculpted and I must have been standing like right next to each other  :surprised:

This guy just doesn't have the it factor
Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wELLsculptedbrows on October 18, 2015, 12:00:50 AM
THERE HE IS!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/16/2dcc52ccce91a1b344bf21e8b4b32aa2.jpg)

No concessions?

He must have read about Aramark's health code violations.

wELLsculpted and I must have been standing like right next to each other  :surprised:

This guy just doesn't have the it factor

No, sorry, that's a photo of the Fox broadcast taken while I was in the comfort of my living room.

Had I been on location, I definitely would have posted a Kat-Packed picture of myself with Gonzo Production Assistant and Haver of Superfluous "It" Chris Ober.

Did anyone see him on today's broadcast? I wonder what he got up to this time!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 18, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
:D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 18, 2015, 07:38:35 PM
I'm glad we only will have to play 3 games in that place.  It will be like 30 degrees next week
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 18, 2015, 09:38:50 PM
this game has too many strikeouts
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 07:16:00 PM
the tbs announcers are so god damn bad omg
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 07:36:07 PM
Ron Darling is great and so is Ernie.  It's Cal who sucks.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 07:37:08 PM
two of them have just terrible voices.  whichever the two that talk the most.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 07:38:58 PM
Cal is the one who sounds like he just fell off of the turnip truck.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 07:40:41 PM
Cubs are an ugly bunch of ball players. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 20, 2015, 07:42:47 PM
are you going to turn the kat pak head on this blog into a mets head you bastard?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 07:43:37 PM
are you going to turn the kat pak head on this blog into a mets head you bastard?
That's a good idea...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 07:44:21 PM
two of them have just terrible voices.  whichever the two that talk the most.

darling sounds exactly like James Woods
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 07:45:19 PM
NL baseball is the stupidest thing i have ever seen. deGrom almost bunted the ball into his own mouth just now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 07:47:07 PM
NL baseball is the stupidest thing i have ever seen. deGrom almost bunted the ball into his own mouth just now
Red China is due east commie.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 08:02:01 PM
Murphy!!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 20, 2015, 08:06:56 PM
Ron Darling is great and so is Ernie.  It's Cal who sucks.
Ernie is BITB at hosting NBA studio shows, but not that great at MLB pbp.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 20, 2015, 08:08:15 PM
Maybe Chuck and Kenny alongside Ernie would make for a better baseball broadcast :dunno:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 08:29:29 PM
these teams are boring  :zzz:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 08:55:33 PM
Yes!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 08:56:12 PM
cubs :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 08:56:54 PM
Lollers
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 08:57:19 PM
yakitysax.mp3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 08:57:58 PM
Goddamn POS field..
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 08:58:21 PM
this place is a rough ridin' putt putt illegal stade
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 08:58:52 PM
Get a real field Chicago
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 08:59:08 PM
'bias is a mets fan?
Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 08:59:28 PM
what's the rule if it hits the windmill or the alligator eats the ball?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 08:59:44 PM
kansas city should plant ivy, but make the ground rule that you just have to dig for it until you find it, lazy ass outfielders.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:01:02 PM

'bias is a mets fan?

don't really care or know about either of these teams.  like, couldn't name a player for either
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:02:17 PM
I am hot under the collar here fellows.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:04:13 PM
ivy groundcover instead of outfield grass.  baseball people are so uncreative.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:05:21 PM
a nice privet hedge along the warning track would set off the ivy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:06:33 PM

'bias is a mets fan?

don't really care or know about either of these teams.  like, couldn't name a player for either

have you seen the cubs logo?  might sway you
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 09:07:00 PM
what's the rule if it hits the windmill or the alligator eats the ball?

 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:07:24 PM
this is the cubs logo 'bias

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/22/33282399_4285868130.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:07:36 PM
a limestone fence post abandoned fence row running through right as a nod to our glorious state's homesteading heritage.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 20, 2015, 09:08:00 PM
Oh man, Cubs Twitter guy!

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:08:29 PM
(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq320/Cubheadkev/ChicagoCubs1969CubbieBearlogo.jpg)

here's another one
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:08:36 PM
this is the cubs logo 'bias

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/22/33282399_4285868130.jpg)

wow.  that's beautiful (except for the red, should have stuck with blue and white).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:09:12 PM
welp, i guess i'm a cubs fan.  which one of their players is an animal and what animal?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:10:06 PM
Mr Met is way better.  Not even close.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:10:48 PM
very cute baby bear.  what's this met dude look like?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:11:51 PM
(http://c1.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/Mr.%20Met%20250711_2.jpg)

not bad, but you have to remember he lives in new jersey and smells like garbage juice
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:13:05 PM

(http://content.fathead.com/products/63/63-63242.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:14:13 PM
that's the last image you see before some pervdish pulls you down under the boardwalk in coney island and sexually assaults you
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 20, 2015, 09:14:37 PM
their mascot is a human recovering from a brain tumor?  what a country.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:15:33 PM
also blatant rip off of mr red from (lol) cincinnati

(http://reds.enquirer.com/img/photos/2000/01/012100mrred.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:15:58 PM
(http://c1.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/Mr.%20Met%20250711_2.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:16:27 PM
Mr Met was first.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:17:28 PM
looks like the joke is on cincinatti
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:17:42 PM
if showing up 10 years later is first then ok  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:18:22 PM
baseball diamond eyes are a nice touch tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:18:39 PM
Quote
Mr. Met is the official mascot of the New York Mets, and MLB's first live action mascot (April 14, 1964)

Quote
Mr. Red made his first appearance on a Reds uniform as a sleeve patch in 1955
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:19:56 PM
Well live action is all that counts, I mean come on!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:20:31 PM
that's the last image you see before some pervdish pulls you down under the boardwalk in coney island and sexually assaults you

(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/assets/3959139/Cincinnati-Reds-Mr-Red.jpg)

does Cincinnati have a boardwalk?   :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:21:18 PM
Nice catch fat neck!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:22:03 PM
Too fat to make the play...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:23:19 PM
Cubs players seem to be very fun/easy to laugh at
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:27:17 PM
https://youtu.be/ao94cgf0xe0
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:27:43 PM
A lot of these teams have bad pitchers and fielders. Cubs for instance.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:28:59 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:29:48 PM
ticket prices
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 20, 2015, 09:30:12 PM

what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty

World Series ticket prices.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:30:33 PM
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1759752!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/mr-met-bill-clinton.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty
I was super pumped we got to play the cubs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:31:51 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty

"Destiny"

Also, they can hit tons of homeruns, but then again so can the Jays. Another thing is Jake Arrietta seemed like he could Bumgarner us, but after his outing on Sunday that seems unlikey as well
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 09:33:03 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty

they looked absolutely unbeatable until they ran into the freight train that is the 90-72 mets from the mighty NL east division
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 20, 2015, 09:33:06 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty

"Destiny"

Also, they can hit tons of homeruns, but then again so can the Jays. Another thing is Jake Arrietta seemed like he could Bumgarner us, but after his outing on Sunday that seems unlikey as well

In Wrigley, yes.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:33:55 PM
well gosh.  dunno what to think now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 09:35:08 PM
to recap: the mets were 90-72 despite getting to play Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Miami a total of 57 times (!)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:35:24 PM
i like strop
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:35:34 PM
what's the reason that people don't want to play the Cubs?  fear of being the bad boys?  they seem super shitty

they looked absolutely unbeatable until they ran into the freight train that is the 90-72 mets from the mighty NL east division
How many wins did the royals have last year?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 09:36:45 PM
the mets. the freaking mets.  :lol:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:38:01 PM
can i just hope that the Mets and this team that is worse than the mets go to game 7 and it goes like 20 innings
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:38:26 PM
At least we have won a world series in the last 29 years...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:39:22 PM
 :eek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 20, 2015, 09:39:55 PM
chings, the roys had the best record in baseball last year (100-77)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:40:19 PM
All joking aside, I am rooting hard for the royals to make the WS.  If the mets have to lose to some AL team, I want it to be the royals.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:41:11 PM
chings, the roys had the best record in baseball last year (100-77)
To bad it wasn't 101 wins huh.... :D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:41:58 PM
chings, the roys had the best record in baseball last year (100-77)
To bad it wasn't 101 wins huh.... :D

why i oughtta....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:42:23 PM
selfish 3rd party ticket prices aside, which is a better "matchup" (<--- hbbiq term I learned)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:42:26 PM
Ugh what a bad typo...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:43:14 PM

Ugh what a bad typo...

steffy gonna get you...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 09:44:43 PM
chings, the roys had the best record in baseball last year (100-77)
To bad it wasn't 101 wins huh.... :D

 :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:45:41 PM
Nice at bat fat neck
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 20, 2015, 09:45:45 PM
It's cute to have the bullpen down the line like a high school field.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:46:11 PM
selfish 3rd party ticket prices aside, which is a better "matchup" (<--- hbbiq term I learned)

Well, these 3 games by the Cubs are uncharacteristic, they are good. However the Mets don't have any BP pitchers like we've seen the last 2 games in Toronto, and will get a quality start every night. Over a game, or even a 5 game series, the Cubs power would scare me, but over a 7 game series a team that can get a quality start every night scares me more. Cubs is better matchup for a Royals parade
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:46:19 PM
"quit hitting yourself" :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:47:38 PM
It's cute to have the bullpen down the line like a high school field.

they're moving under the bleachers i think. will be sad from a cubs fan heckling perspective.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 20, 2015, 09:48:05 PM
Cubs must be setting up for their our version of a come back from 3 games down to win the series a la Red Sox 2004.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:48:10 PM
thanks, cartier
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:49:27 PM
#paradelife
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 09:49:35 PM
Cubs must be setting up for their our version of a come back from 3 games down to win the series a la Red Sox 2004.

na. that was a seasoned team that had come close the year before, and added Schilling. This is over.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on October 20, 2015, 09:52:09 PM
Reason I don't want the Cubs is because of how absolutely nauseating trying to watch or listen to any sports program would be. I don't care if the Royals are the bag guys or the good guys in the media, but if it's the Cubs the other team might as well not even exist. It would be Bartman and goats 24 hours a day.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:52:40 PM
Cubs must be setting up for their our version of a come back from 3 games down to win the series a la Red Sox 2004.

na. that was a seasoned team that had come close the year before, and added Schilling. This is over.
Not over until we get that last out in a clinching game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:53:49 PM
the mets seem to have the "it" factor.  i don't like "it"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 20, 2015, 09:56:23 PM
also, cortacespedes is like my favorite word and I don't want to have to wish ill on his little hermano
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 09:57:39 PM
Nice arm fat neck.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 20, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
Someone help me, is Chings an EllEobersonIsInnocent sock?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 10:03:19 PM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 10:06:26 PM
The Cubs, along with the Astros, have a lot of young talent and should be good going forward, but that Jon Lester contract is going to haunt them.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 20, 2015, 10:07:13 PM
Opening day game vs an inter league opponent:  :Yuck:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 10:08:25 PM
The Cubs, along with the Astros, have a lot of young talent and should be good going forward, but that Jon Lester contract is going to haunt them.
Yeah, they are actually about one or two years ahead of schedule. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 20, 2015, 10:09:12 PM
I want to know what kind of cases Marlins Man is an attorney for. Cause that guy is making some serious coin
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 20, 2015, 10:11:24 PM
this guy loves ted nugent
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 10:12:09 PM
Chings guess who my fav met OAT is
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 20, 2015, 10:13:31 PM
It's got to be Mike Piazza
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on October 20, 2015, 10:14:56 PM
Darryl Strawberry
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 10:17:34 PM
Chings guess who my fav met OAT is
Len dykstra?
HoJo?
Tim teuful?
Daryl?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 20, 2015, 10:17:52 PM
Good guesses! Its David Cone because he was from KC and I think my mom met his mom one time but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 20, 2015, 10:18:34 PM
Ah I should have known...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 21, 2015, 08:05:37 AM

selfish 3rd party ticket prices aside, which is a better "matchup" (<--- hbbiq term I learned)

Well, these 3 games by the Cubs are uncharacteristic, they are good. However the Mets don't have any BP pitchers like we've seen the last 2 games in Toronto, and will get a quality start every night. Over a game, or even a 5 game series, the Cubs power would scare me, but over a 7 game series a team that can get a quality start every night scares me more. Cubs is better matchup for a Royals parade
the Mets offense will be worse when Dan Murphy stops doing his Barry Bomds impersonation. Almost as strange as Alciedes' run right now.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 21, 2015, 10:23:35 AM

selfish 3rd party ticket prices aside, which is a better "matchup" (<--- hbbiq term I learned)

Well, these 3 games by the Cubs are uncharacteristic, they are good. However the Mets don't have any BP pitchers like we've seen the last 2 games in Toronto, and will get a quality start every night. Over a game, or even a 5 game series, the Cubs power would scare me, but over a 7 game series a team that can get a quality start every night scares me more. Cubs is better matchup for a Royals parade
the Mets offense will be worse when Dan Murphy stops doing his Barry Bomds impersonation. Almost as strange as Alciedes' run right now.

yeah but that's not really something you can predict
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 21, 2015, 10:34:19 AM
going into the playoffs last year, everyone was afraid of the royals, remember? well this year it was the winner of the cubs/pirates game. and the cubs showed it by mopping up the cardinals. so i am a little surprised at the cubs looking like losers vs the mets. why are they so good all of a sudden? cespedes and murphy being on fire i guess.

have you ever seen d'Arnaud's batting stance? i have no idea how he ever gets a hit. he holds the bat handle way out in front, with the bat head straight up in the air, leaning slightly back towards the catcher. so weird.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 21, 2015, 10:35:54 AM
going into the playoffs last year, everyone was afraid of the royals, remember? well this year it was the winner of the cubs/pirates game. and the cubs showed it by mopping up the cardinals. so i am a little surprised at the cubs looking like losers vs the mets. why are they so good all of a sudden? cespedes and murphy being on fire i guess.

have you ever seen d'Arnaud's batting stance? i have no idea how he ever gets a hit. he holds the bat handle way out in front, with the bat head straight up in the air, leaning slightly back towards the catcher. so weird.

I think the Royals philosophy of playing for contact will work much better against Mets' pitchers than the Cubs home run/strikeout philosophy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 21, 2015, 10:43:52 AM
What a boring way to play baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 21, 2015, 10:51:57 AM
I mean, the Cubs are a good team, but it was hard to see them winning the series after losing a game that Arrietta started. They needed great starts in the cold by Lester and Arrietta and didn't get it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 21, 2015, 03:44:05 PM
I mean, the Cubs are a good team, but it was hard to see them winning the series after losing a game that Arrietta started. They needed great starts in the cold by Lester and Arrietta and didn't get it.

losing an Arrietta start was pretty much a death sentence, but we shall see.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 06:50:18 PM
A sweep would be nice, I am not going to royals-fan this and start talking about wins that haven't happened yet.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2015, 07:11:21 PM
you should, it's fun
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:20:17 PM
DudaT!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:20:42 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:20:59 PM
BACK TO BACK!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:21:25 PM
OH HE HOLDS HIS BAT FUNNY!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 21, 2015, 07:23:36 PM
It's been over a century, I'm sure Cubs fans are cool with waiting some more :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:24:29 PM
nice catch fat neck!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:25:05 PM
I am glad a team is paying for shitty outfield play
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:26:19 PM
jfc control your players cubs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:34:12 PM
I bet 4 run isn't enough...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 21, 2015, 07:49:27 PM

I bet 4 run isn't enough...

The Cubs will strike out 12 times and maybe hit 2 solos. You are fine.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 07:53:24 PM
6 however, should be enough!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGCY4xFWAAA_vO6.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 21, 2015, 08:01:07 PM
im not watching, are cubs fans going toronto on the field or have they all left?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 08:42:01 PM
Fat neck is due for a double play
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 08:42:14 PM
Oh well...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 21, 2015, 08:48:04 PM

Oh well...

It's over. Not likely to get a better chance than loaded with no outs. Very little damage done.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 08:59:55 PM
Colon time!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 09:05:07 PM
God loves a fat pitcher.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 09:09:18 PM
Fat neck does it again!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 09:10:13 PM
that's why you don't put a fat necked roid head in left!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 21, 2015, 09:10:43 PM
How did the Cubs win so many games with this guy in left?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 09:14:47 PM
He's honestly a DH. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2015, 09:19:58 PM
where would the cubs finish in the al central? 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 21, 2015, 09:22:35 PM
where would the cubs finish in the al central?

probably 2nd. the teams not named the Royals were very lame
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 21, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
This pitcher omg  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 09:31:43 PM
This pitcher omg 
(http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.10493334.1433122625!/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/display_600/image.JPG)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 21, 2015, 09:41:17 PM
Bartolo is my favorite met and maybe even non dodger nl player
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 21, 2015, 09:42:51 PM
Bartolo is my favorite met and maybe even non dodger nl player

what about andrew mccutchen
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 21, 2015, 09:44:05 PM
Bartolo is my favorite met and maybe even non dodger nl player

what about andrew mccutchen

He's in too many commercials
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:00:13 PM
6!!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2015, 10:01:20 PM
you selfish idiots cheering against the cubs are idiots (not you obvsly, chings)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:01:44 PM
Pay Murph!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 21, 2015, 10:06:29 PM
you selfish idiots cheering against the cubs are idiots (not you obvsly, chings)
Yeah, we needed this series to go long. Run all their arms into the ground (sorry, chings).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:08:34 PM
I'm really hoping the royals clinch next game.  Don't want to lose our groove.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 21, 2015, 10:13:00 PM
I'm really hoping the royals clinch next game.  Don't want to lose our groove.
Thanks for your consideration, but Game 1 is Tuesday regardless.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:14:52 PM
I'm really hoping the royals clinch next game.  Don't want to lose our groove.
Thanks for your consideration, but Game 1 is Tuesday regardless.
Ah, well still hope you close out out in six.  Hopefully you can save your bullpen too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:17:08 PM
3 to go...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:31:14 PM
2!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:32:15 PM
1!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 21, 2015, 10:33:04 PM
I thought Chingon was a White Sox fan. Did I miss something? 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 21, 2015, 10:34:03 PM
Either way, congrats. That SP trio is something else and Murphy is white hot right now.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2015, 10:34:08 PM
get out of here towniecat
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:36:18 PM
I thought Chingon was a White Sox fan. Did I miss something?
Sox are my adopted AL team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 21, 2015, 10:37:16 PM
get out of here towniecat

This is the lower division thread
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 21, 2015, 10:37:47 PM
I thought Chingon was a White Sox fan. Did I miss something?
Sox are my adopted AL team.
How many ERII socks are there? :confused:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 21, 2015, 10:39:05 PM
get out of here towniecat
(http://media.giphy.com/media/EYmAHLpw5LBbG/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2015, 10:39:51 PM
good news: seven talked me into it - you can stay!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:39:56 PM
0!!!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:40:09 PM
:D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 21, 2015, 10:42:38 PM
See you in KC fellas!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on October 21, 2015, 11:20:58 PM
lots of sad cubs fans on my walk home tonight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 21, 2015, 11:25:23 PM
Poor, Bartman.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 09:06:47 AM
good news: seven talked me into it - you can stay!
:cheers:

This is a huge relief because my objective views are not accepted in the Royals thread. I need a safe haven for my baseball opinions.

Jays in 7 :frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 22, 2015, 09:21:56 AM
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/bigtimerush/images/a/a2/GTFO.gif/revision/latest?cb=20120428042907)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 10:07:49 AM
I'm just getting a head start on my 2015 Royals playoff meltdown. If I spread out the emotions over the next 3 or 4 days it won't feel like getting hit by a ton of bricks on Saturday night.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 22, 2015, 10:11:21 AM
this team don't deliver kitn's, mofo
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 22, 2015, 10:13:05 AM
oh townie
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 12:17:48 PM
oh townie
The irrational confidence going on amongst Royals fans should have you at DEFCON 2 right now. It started with BITB on Twitter Tuesday evening and has spread like wildfire since then.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 12:46:10 PM
http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/ (http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/)

:blindfold:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 22, 2015, 12:46:29 PM
http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/ (http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/)

:blindfold:

Its amazing isn't it! :D
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 12:50:29 PM
http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/ (http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/)

:blindfold:

Its amazing isn't it! :D
Sorry, _fan. Trying to stay out of the Royals thread out of respect to CF3 and others.

BITB is all up in my head on this. I get that this is sort of his thing, but every time he gets this confident about a team in the area they fall flat their face. I've seen it play out enough times to know how the story ends.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 22, 2015, 12:53:14 PM
http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/ (http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/)

:blindfold:

Its amazing isn't it! :D
Sorry, _fan. Trying to stay out of the Royals thread out of respect to CF3 and others.

BITB is all up in my head on this. I get that this is sort of his thing, but every time he gets this confident about a team in the area they fall flat their face. I've seen it play out enough times to know how the story ends.

I understand.

But nothing, you, me, BITB or Cf3 does is ever going to change the outcome* of Friday's or Saturday's (if necessary) games.

*Unless one of us goes Nancy Kerrigan on David Price or something crazy like that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 01:10:05 PM
http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/ (http://www.kansascityticketnews.com/royals-look-to-wrap-up-alcs-chiefs-struggle/)

:blindfold:

Its amazing isn't it! :D
Sorry, _fan. Trying to stay out of the Royals thread out of respect to CF3 and others.

BITB is all up in my head on this. I get that this is sort of his thing, but every time he gets this confident about a team in the area they fall flat their face. I've seen it play out enough times to know how the story ends.

I understand.

But nothing, you, me, BITB or Cf3 does is ever going to change the outcome* of Friday's or Saturday's (if necessary) games.

*Unless one of us goes Nancy Kerrigan on David Price or something crazy like that.
Even though I know all of that is true it is still impossible for me to believe.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 22, 2015, 01:19:03 PM

hey townie, since you believe unicorns and BITB can impact the game, I'll take this as a sign we're going to win tomorrow.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 22, 2015, 01:21:05 PM
(https://images.rapgenius.com/ca2ca1c14745e576c9cde47b43e6127a.500x275x11.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 22, 2015, 01:24:25 PM

hey townie, since you believe unicorns and BITB can impact the game, I'll take this as a sign we're going to win tomorrow.



Oh man!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 01:43:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KgHzzou.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 22, 2015, 01:54:09 PM
(http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/you-are-so-dumb.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 22, 2015, 01:59:37 PM
We're gonna win!

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs2/1327451_o.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 02:15:45 PM
My message to Royals fans getting their hopes up:
(http://i.imgur.com/PSQZSER.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 22, 2015, 02:28:27 PM

hey townie, since you believe unicorns and BITB can impact the game, I'll take this as a sign we're going to win tomorrow.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc6nk1xZJE1qb5gkjo3_250.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 22, 2015, 02:49:31 PM
My message to Royals fans getting their hopes up:
(http://i.imgur.com/PSQZSER.gif)
(http://imoviequotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/601-Dumb-and-Dumber-quotes.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 02:55:52 PM
My message to Royals fans getting their hopes up:
(http://i.imgur.com/PSQZSER.gif)
(http://imoviequotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/601-Dumb-and-Dumber-quotes.gif)
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/f779a876f76d1e5b47f7d9acbfd7ce8d/tumblr_inline_n5cluywEbi1r64lal.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 22, 2015, 02:57:29 PM
My message to Royals fans getting their hopes up:
(http://i.imgur.com/PSQZSER.gif)
(http://imoviequotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/601-Dumb-and-Dumber-quotes.gif)
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/f779a876f76d1e5b47f7d9acbfd7ce8d/tumblr_inline_n5cluywEbi1r64lal.gif)
(http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/whatevs5.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 22, 2015, 03:09:38 PM
That's it.

If the Royals don't make the WS I will be blaming Townie and only Townie.

It will be completely his fault in my mind and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to forgive him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 22, 2015, 03:13:23 PM
There's also plenty of other stuff to not forgive him about
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 03:17:59 PM
That's it.

If the Royals don't make the WS I will be blaming Townie and only Townie.

It will be completely his fault in my mind and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to forgive him.
(http://media.giphy.com/media/11X40diSkRqRQk/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 03:19:05 PM
There's also plenty of other stuff to not forgive him about
(http://reactiongif.org/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/Go-on-Popcorn-Proceed-Continue.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 22, 2015, 03:22:20 PM
That's it.

If the Royals don't make the WS I will be blaming Townie and only Townie.

It will be completely his fault in my mind and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to forgive him.
(http://media.giphy.com/media/11X40diSkRqRQk/giphy.gif)

(https://muchadoaboutnothingwithabainenglish.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/cinderella-1.jpg?w=616&h=462)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 22, 2015, 03:28:38 PM
think towniecat, think.

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5t7b6J2lB1rvjt2vo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 22, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
(http://rs1289.pbsrc.com/albums/b519/runicornchel/Gifs/confusedTaylor_zps4f7bd0d6.gif~c200)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 22, 2015, 06:10:35 PM
Is townie cat the kstate version of Haverhill?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 23, 2015, 10:15:36 AM
Live look in on Townie right now:

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/32430/scaredy-cat-o.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 24, 2015, 01:02:07 AM
Live look in on Townie right now:

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/32430/scaredy-cat-o.gif)
:ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 24, 2015, 01:15:44 AM
i have some reading to do
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 24, 2015, 02:54:20 AM
TownieCat is such a loser
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 24, 2015, 02:54:58 AM
Irl I mean of course
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 24, 2015, 05:22:50 AM
Ha ha ha, townie.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 24, 2015, 09:40:46 AM
(http://cdn2.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/The-Office-Embarrassed.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on October 24, 2015, 09:43:28 AM
Seriously tho, what a rough ridin' game. Winning was a pleasant surprise.

Still a little pissed about the Madson HR. I like RM, but he's been killed by the Jays all year. He has no business pitching to the heart of the order in that situation.

Whatever, happy we won. :royals:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on October 24, 2015, 11:10:17 AM
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 09, 2015, 02:05:25 PM
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jose-bautista-bat-flip/ (http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jose-bautista-bat-flip/)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on November 09, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jose-bautista-bat-flip/ (http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jose-bautista-bat-flip/)

great job jose. now do one about throwing your teammates under the bus!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: pissclams on November 09, 2015, 02:40:14 PM
ya he's a $!#*.  great job on your 4th place world series trophy, d bag.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on November 09, 2015, 02:47:07 PM
to be clear, i was not being sarcastic about the "great job". anybody who has a problem with a bat flip is a weirdo. but jose is also a weirdo (for reasons other than the bat flip)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 09, 2015, 02:58:24 PM
baseball needs more jose bautista's
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 04:10:36 PM

holy crap. @MIR your thoughts? 7 years is ridiculous for a starting pitcher, but Price has been remarkably consistent for 7 years now, and has been durable and injury free. Although they lost ALCS Games 2 and 6, he really did a good job getting his team into position to win those games and I'd expect him to be good in post seasons in the future.

7 years though. I mean my word....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 01, 2015, 04:11:51 PM
Not in our division!  :Woot:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 04:13:12 PM
Not in our division!  :Woot:

WC you got that straight. Let the Yankees and Jays face him 5 or 6 times a year. We'll see him 1 or 2 times a year. Pretty great.

Also:

Damn that's amazing work by Price's agent.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 01, 2015, 04:14:42 PM
Boston trying their damndest to out Yankee the Yankees
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 01, 2015, 04:15:41 PM
That is just a horrible contract that Boston took on. My word. They can probably afford it, though, and it's worth it if they contend for a World Series at some point over the next 2-3 years.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 01, 2015, 04:17:41 PM
pretty much exactly what cameron predicted.  big win for him.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2016-top-50-free-agent-predictions/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on December 01, 2015, 04:21:38 PM
Price is 0-8 in postseason starts. OH AND EIGHT!  :ROFL:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 04:24:35 PM
Price is 0-8 in postseason starts. OH AND EIGHT!  :ROFL:

meh. Cueto had the rap of being a bad postseason pitcher too. whatevs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on December 01, 2015, 04:29:19 PM
Price is 0-8 in postseason starts. OH AND EIGHT!  :ROFL:

meh. Cueto had the rap of being a bad postseason pitcher too. whatevs.
Cueto had a relatively small sample size. Price has pitched in 14 games over 6 postseasons and has been nothing more than a C- pitcher.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 01, 2015, 04:32:51 PM
Not in our division!  :Woot:

WC you got that straight. Let the Yankees and Jays face him 5 or 6 times a year. We'll see him 1 or 2 times a year. Pretty great.

Also:

Damn that's amazing work by Price's agent.

that is unbelievable to me
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 01, 2015, 04:40:23 PM
that is unbelievable to me

why?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on December 01, 2015, 04:43:01 PM
Serious question... Will Price even make 217 regular season starts over the next 7 years?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 04:46:46 PM
Serious question... Will Price even make 217 regular season starts over the next 7 years?

he's played 7 full healthy seasons and has 213 career starts, so no. like a 5% chance he makes 217 starts the next 7 years
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 01, 2015, 04:53:53 PM
only if bill james convinces their front office on the 3 man rotation idea.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 01, 2015, 04:57:07 PM
that is unbelievable to me

why?

the 4 years / $124m of player option part
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 05:02:17 PM
yeah that's bonkers. he has an option for a 4 year deal that is 69 million dollars bigger than the biggest deal in Royals history.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 01, 2015, 05:13:17 PM
the 4 years / $124m of player option part

i don't think it's much worse (actually prolly better) than a straight 7/215.  if he exercises the option, the red sox get price's presumptive best three years and avoid his presumptive worst four.  there is no more risk than with a straight 7 year contract.

it's only worse for the team (compared to a straight seven year contract, obviously it is worse than a straight three year contract) if you think that price's last four years will have more value than 31/year - which would be a pretty great outcome for boston, if it happened.


Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 01, 2015, 05:16:04 PM
basically, if you decide to overpay an older player for his last few years in order to his first few years, giving him a player option costs you nothing (and gives you the chance to benefit, if either the player or the market overvalues those last years when it's option decision time).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 01, 2015, 06:04:44 PM
I first have to separate mt disdain for David Price before I analyze this deal. Frankly I'm not terribly excited about it, it's pretty clear you can win without having to do that and the Red Sox actually have pretty good depth to their system right now so I have a hard time understanding this. I have also been well trained by the old front office thinking about long term pitcher contracts. All that being said I don't think the contract is all that outrageous. He's the first $30 million a year pitcher but he will be far from the last or worst of the batch. It's what the market is and someone was going to give him around that much money. Fact is with the Red Sox struggling the last couple of years, Liverpool not achieving the way the ownership group would like, and their NASCAR team completely in the tank, Fenway Sports Group has a ton of cash and not much recent success so why not spend it?

I don't love David Price and I don't love Dave Dombrowski turning us into free agent mercenaries but it is what it is I guess.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 01, 2015, 06:08:39 PM
the 4 years / $124m of player option part

i don't think it's much worse (actually prolly better) than a straight 7/215.  if he exercises the option, the red sox get price's presumptive best three years and avoid his presumptive worst four.  there is no more risk than with a straight 7 year contract.

it's only worse for the team (compared to a straight seven year contract, obviously it is worse than a straight three year contract) if you think that price's last four years will have more value than 31/year - which would be a pretty great outcome for boston, if it happened.



I completely agree with this. I think most itt has completely dismissed the possibility of Price opting out and I and obviously the Red Sox think that Price having three good years is the likely scenario. When that option comes up I bet there will be around 10 or more pitchers making $31/million.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 01, 2015, 06:18:29 PM
Good points, I never imagined Greinke would opt out of his last Dodgers contract, yet here we are.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Phil Titola on December 03, 2015, 09:27:33 PM
DBacks going full KU Football
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVWaJvcUYAAUCK-.jpg:large)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 04, 2015, 09:34:42 PM
What'd I tell you guys about that Price contract? He had the highest per year average for a pitcher for less than a work week.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on December 05, 2015, 12:00:29 AM
Zack!

Dodgers have now turned their attention to Cueto.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 09, 2015, 12:56:37 PM
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2015/12/contracts-baseball


really good article on the subject of player options in contracts.  on fangraphs, you saw a lot of discussion of how player options, by definition benefit the player at the expense of the team.  in reality, the player option tends to benefit both the player and the team at the expense of the market.

that fangraph's discussion acknowledged that the existence of the third player (the market) in the equation, but assumed that the team could access the market by trading the player.  imo, they were not fairly accounting for the psychological, frictional and p.r. costs of trading an established star player.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on December 11, 2015, 12:18:38 PM
Heyward to the Cubs... Theo is building a monster.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 12:23:42 PM
Heyward to the Cubs... Theo is building a monster.

when they lose the NLCS to the Mets or Giants or whoever next year its really gonna sting
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 11, 2015, 12:27:02 PM
Cubs are def going to be my favorite minor league team next year
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 11, 2015, 12:46:36 PM
cubs are going to just mercilessly crush people's taints next year
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 11, 2015, 12:47:20 PM
cubs are going to just mercilessly crush people's taints next year
They're due.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 01:01:59 PM
they're just setting themselves up for a more massive heartbreak
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 11, 2015, 01:29:24 PM
cubs are going to just mercilessly crush people's taints next year
They're due.

oh they're not going to win the WS, i mean that's a crap shoot. but they might make a run at the mariners reg season record. nah nvm they won't even do that. but they're going to be real good!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 01:30:41 PM
cubs are going to just mercilessly crush people's taints next year
They're due.

oh they're not going to win the WS, i mean that's a crap shoot. but they might make a run at the mariners reg season record. nah nvm they won't even do that. but they're going to be real good!

they'll be the #1 seed and lose to a WC winner probably. Like the Cards I bet.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 02:28:41 PM
8/184 with two separate opt outs.  that's a probably very good contract for the cubs (have to see if it is front or back loaded to know for sure).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on December 11, 2015, 02:40:03 PM
i only watched four cubs games last year and they looked completely awful.  couldn't believe it when you guys told me they're actually good.  baseball is so weird
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 02:42:40 PM
i only watched four cubs games last year and they looked completely awful.  couldn't believe it when you guys told me they're actually good.  baseball is so weird

yeah, same.  don't (didn't) pass the eye test.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 03:18:53 PM

if we discard the idea that heyward just hates st louis and washington, it looks like heyward valued his options at over 16 million.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 11, 2015, 03:20:23 PM
man taking less money to play for your team's #1 rival has got to sting for cardinals fans
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 11, 2015, 03:20:47 PM
man taking less money to play for your team's #1 rival has got to sting for cardinals fans

can confirm

https://twitter.com/BestFansStLouis (https://twitter.com/BestFansStLouis)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 11, 2015, 03:41:25 PM
man taking less money to play for your team's #1 rival has got to sting for cardinals fans

can confirm

https://twitter.com/BestFansStLouis (https://twitter.com/BestFansStLouis)

I'm not getting my hopes up this happens, but I would love to see their meltdown if the next thing to happen was Alex re-signs in KC then it comes out that he was offered a higher contract by StL.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 03:41:54 PM
actually the front-loaded/back-loadedness of the different contracts would also dramatically change their values, so we probably can't make any assumptions on the value of the opt outs (for that matter, the stl and wash contracts may have had opt outs as well).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 04:18:53 PM
gordon doesn't really make much sense for st louis.  i'd be kinda surprised if he ended up there.  i guess they could always trade one of their young outfielders and get something more useful to them.  but why not just go out and sign what they actually need instead of shuffling everyone around?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on December 11, 2015, 04:26:15 PM

This one is my favorite, mostly because of the @juggalon9ne handle.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on December 11, 2015, 05:31:31 PM
A lot of irony in royals fans lolling at cards fans
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 07:58:48 PM
A lot of irony in royals fans lolling at cards fans

you have no idea what you are talking about
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on December 11, 2015, 08:05:22 PM
Deep down you know it's true.  Two Missouri teams with essentially the same set of fans.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on December 11, 2015, 08:06:35 PM
It's funnier when you do it as Kim Carnes IMO
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 08:13:17 PM
Deep down you know it's true.  Two Missouri teams with essentially the same set of fans.

there are similarities sure. but there's a pretty unique culture to the cards fan base unlike almost any in sports. royals fans are more culturally like twins fans or rangers fans or reds fans or something like that than cards fans
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on December 11, 2015, 08:36:46 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on December 11, 2015, 08:41:43 PM
the wound is still fresh  :frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: slobber on December 11, 2015, 08:45:02 PM
It will be weird talking 'bout dat ass itt.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 11, 2015, 09:11:52 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 11, 2015, 09:23:29 PM
It will be weird talking 'bout dat ass itt.

it's due for a fall as well.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 11, 2015, 11:55:20 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

I'd agree that many of the band wagoners share those traits, but most of the diehards remember the previous 20 years too well.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 12, 2015, 10:16:31 PM
pfff, some people are just really good at knowing when to pay attention to baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 02:30:31 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 13, 2015, 03:03:23 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 03:08:18 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?

Yeah, plenty of them. I would guess one that hadn't won in a generation would be among that group.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did he say the Royals were lucky or that the Mets were better and blew it. I never saw a quote or tweet that called the Royals lucky.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on December 13, 2015, 03:19:52 PM
MIR can we at least agree the royals are old money now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 13, 2015, 03:22:28 PM
i don't really care to debate it, but i think you're wrong.  the only reason some other fan base wouldn't give him twitter hate is he's not as well known as he is in this area. 

as far as his tweet, i don't remember what the wording was, but either way it was an incorrect statement. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 13, 2015, 03:59:19 PM
i don't really care to debate it, but i think you're wrong.  the only reason some other fan base wouldn't give him twitter hate is he's not as well known as he is in this area. 

as far as his tweet, i don't remember what the wording was, but either way it was an incorrect statement.

It was to the effect of,  "the Royals didn't win it, the Mets choked it away".
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 13, 2015, 04:08:45 PM
thank god we didn't hire him to coach kstate's bball team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 13, 2015, 04:19:37 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?

Yeah, plenty of them. I would guess one that hadn't won in a generation would be among that group.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did he say the Royals were lucky or that the Mets were better and blew it. I never saw a quote or tweet that called the Royals lucky.

if you're implying that there are fan bases of sports teams without super sensitive twitter fans who freak out over every perceived slight, then you've never been wronger.

there are certain things all fan bases have. but royals fan culture is about partying and voting omar infante to the all star game, cards fans are about RESPECTING THE GAME!!!! Its the "respect the game" culture that sets cards fans apart.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?

Yeah, plenty of them. I would guess one that hadn't won in a generation would be among that group.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did he say the Royals were lucky or that the Mets were better and blew it. I never saw a quote or tweet that called the Royals lucky.

if you're implying that there are fan bases of sports teams without super sensitive twitter fans who freak out over every perceived slight, then you've never been wronger.

there are certain things all fan bases have. but royals fan culture is about partying and voting omar infante to the all star game, cards fans are about RESPECTING THE GAME!!!! Its the "respect the game" culture that sets cards fans apart.

Of course every fan base has unreasonably sensitive fans, but the gottlieb thing seemed to be a large percentage of the fan base. But forget all of that. The fact that one of you didn't even know what he said and was mad about it and the fact that you used the term "Royals fan culture" without the least bit of irony absolutely proves chingon's point. We can close the conversation now.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 13, 2015, 08:01:33 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?

Yeah, plenty of them. I would guess one that hadn't won in a generation would be among that group.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did he say the Royals were lucky or that the Mets were better and blew it. I never saw a quote or tweet that called the Royals lucky.

if you're implying that there are fan bases of sports teams without super sensitive twitter fans who freak out over every perceived slight, then you've never been wronger.

there are certain things all fan bases have. but royals fan culture is about partying and voting omar infante to the all star game, cards fans are about RESPECTING THE GAME!!!! Its the "respect the game" culture that sets cards fans apart.

Of course every fan base has unreasonably sensitive fans, but the gottlieb thing seemed to be a large percentage of the fan base. But forget all of that. The fact that one of you didn't even know what he said and was mad about it and the fact that you used the term "Royals fan culture" without the least bit of irony absolutely proves chingon's point. We can close the conversation now.

other than maybe gEing (i don't remember if i did or not), i was never mad so maybe i'm a bad example to hold onto here.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 08:28:38 PM
They now share the same unique blend of sanctimoniousness and persecution complex.

i disagree chings, but whatevs

Doug Gottlieb

is there a single fanbase in the world that wouldn't be upset at a commentator for calling their championship lucky?

Yeah, plenty of them. I would guess one that hadn't won in a generation would be among that group.

Correct me if I'm wrong but did he say the Royals were lucky or that the Mets were better and blew it. I never saw a quote or tweet that called the Royals lucky.

if you're implying that there are fan bases of sports teams without super sensitive twitter fans who freak out over every perceived slight, then you've never been wronger.

there are certain things all fan bases have. but royals fan culture is about partying and voting omar infante to the all star game, cards fans are about RESPECTING THE GAME!!!! Its the "respect the game" culture that sets cards fans apart.

Of course every fan base has unreasonably sensitive fans, but the gottlieb thing seemed to be a large percentage of the fan base. But forget all of that. The fact that one of you didn't even know what he said and was mad about it and the fact that you used the term "Royals fan culture" without the least bit of irony absolutely proves chingon's point. We can close the conversation now.

other than maybe gEing (i don't remember if i did or not), i was never mad so maybe i'm a bad example to hold onto here.

Sorry, wasn't specifically speaking about you but you were the one who responded. It seems pretty obvious that most people who responded to him interpreted his Mets choked like you did as Royals got lucky, they definitely aren't the same.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on December 13, 2015, 08:34:31 PM
royals won the ship, bottom line. cant we just move on?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 08:56:04 PM
royals won the ship, bottom line. cant we just move on?

Exactly, revel in, mush everyone's face in it, tell your buddies that we all don't need to like you. It's better being the black hat anyway.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on December 13, 2015, 08:59:02 PM
royals won the ship, bottom line. cant we just move on?

Exactly, revel in, mush everyone's face in it, tell your buddies that we all don't need to like you. It's better being the black hat anyway.

i work with a cardinals fan, i make it a point to tell him i am a world champion every single day
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 09:00:57 PM
royals won the ship, bottom line. cant we just move on?

Exactly, revel in, mush everyone's face in it, tell your buddies that we all don't need to like you. It's better being the black hat anyway.

i work with a cardinals fan, i make it a point to tell him i am a world champion every single day

There you go :emawkid:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 13, 2015, 09:09:17 PM
The Gottleib hate was dumb, but I think the Joe Buck hate and petition is a better example of Royals fans being idiots. Gottleib tries to be edgy and he absolutely knew that some people where going to interpret it the way they did and he was most likely hoping for it. Buck was simply acknowledging a great performance and Royals fans got butthurt that he didn't talk about them as much.

When you consider that a significant portion of Royals fans are also the same KU t-shirt fans that are constantly seeking KU validation it should come as no surprise.

And yes, every fan base definitely has a group like that. If you don't think so just look at the comments on almost any Gottleib tweet. Even if he says something glowingly positive about a team there's someone commenting on how he never can say anything positive about said team. For another example, since we're in the baseball thread, read a Buster Olney tweet's comments. He's even created a graphic showing tweets accusing him of being biased against almost every team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 13, 2015, 09:14:08 PM
Totes forgot about that Joe Buck petition  :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on December 13, 2015, 09:15:05 PM
its over guys and the royals took the crown  :driving:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 13, 2015, 09:52:10 PM
The Joe Buck thing was the most embarrassing thing as a Royals fan. And yes I said Royals fan culture, all fan bases have a culture and a bit of a group identity, dunno why you'd take exception to that. I'd use that phrase when discussing KSU fans, Chiefs fans, Wichita St fans, whatever....

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on December 13, 2015, 10:26:29 PM
Announcer bias butthurt is the brownest of brown
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 13, 2015, 10:54:02 PM
The Joe Buck thing was the most embarrassing thing as a Royals fan. And yes I said Royals fan culture, all fan bases have a culture and a bit of a group identity, dunno why you'd take exception to that. I'd use that phrase when discussing KSU fans, Chiefs fans, Wichita St fans, whatever....

I mean, we're discussing this with a Red Sox fan, they definitely have a culture
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 14, 2015, 08:34:22 AM
the joe buck hate was embarrassing. but then i realized every fanbase has derps that think he's out to get them. i mean crap, even cardinals fans hate him for admitting calling the Cubs in the WS would be awesome or whatever.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 14, 2015, 08:35:07 AM
but specifically hating joe buck for JO'ing madison bumgarner is, as lib put it, the brownest of the brown
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 14, 2015, 08:39:59 AM
Joe Buck is awful. If that makes me a brown poster for hating him, then so be it. He sucks and I'd rather have someone else on the call.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on December 14, 2015, 08:42:27 AM
Saying the Mets were better but just blew it is worse than saying the Royals got lucky, imo. Both statements are dumb, but the Mets lost that series in 5 games, gmafb.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on December 14, 2015, 08:48:06 AM
Joe Buck is awful. If that makes me a brown poster for hating him, then so be it. He sucks and I'd rather have someone else on the call.

hating joe buck doesn't make you a brown poster. more like being a brown poster makes you hate joe buck.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 14, 2015, 08:51:47 AM
Joe Buck is awful. If that makes me a brown poster for hating him, then so be it. He sucks and I'd rather have someone else on the call.

hating joe buck doesn't make you a brown poster. more like being a brown poster makes you hate joe buck.
pffttt.YOU DON'T MAKE THE RULES, MOCAT!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 14, 2015, 09:09:09 AM
I can't imagine what my facebook feed would be like if Joe Buck called a ku basketball game and said that kentucky was really good or something
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 14, 2015, 09:42:46 AM
The Joe Buck thing was the most embarrassing thing as a Royals fan. And yes I said Royals fan culture, all fan bases have a culture and a bit of a group identity, dunno why you'd take exception to that. I'd use that phrase when discussing KSU fans, Chiefs fans, Wichita St fans, whatever....

I mean, we're discussing this with a Red Sox fan, they definitely have a culture

Interesting, and what's that?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on December 14, 2015, 09:54:57 AM
It's not a coincidence that Royals and Cardinal fans act the way they do.  They are both an unholy blend of K-State, KU, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa State fans.  Just look how those fanbases act and you see how Royals fan act.  It's drawing from the exact same population set.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 14, 2015, 12:52:22 PM
So this looks like "we deserve this because we do things the right way but no one loves us but you really really should love us."

I'll backtrack a bit on fan culture. Sure fans do have a culture but I think the culture is more defined in fan bases that are more regional than national. I think for Red Sox and Yankee fans if you live in Kansas you're likely to have a much different impression of what a Red Sox fan who has spent his whole life living in the midwest than one who grew up in southie. Strangely enough, well it isn't strange the history of the two franchises dictate this, but Red Sox fans in New England are impatient people who hate everyone and everything and are never satisfied. However, Yankee fans that I know from NY are always confident that they will win the world series and every single signing is the best signing. I have found though that Red Sox fans outside of New England are generally happy with any and everything but Yankee fans outside of NY are impatient and have a chip on their shoulders.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on December 14, 2015, 02:17:17 PM
So this looks like "we deserve this because we do things the right way but no one loves us but you really really should love us."

I'll backtrack a bit on fan culture. Sure fans do have a culture but I think the culture is more defined in fan bases that are more regional than national. I think for Red Sox and Yankee fans if you live in Kansas you're likely to have a much different impression of what a Red Sox fan who has spent his whole life living in the midwest than one who grew up in southie. Strangely enough, well it isn't strange the history of the two franchises dictate this, but Red Sox fans in New England are impatient people who hate everyone and everything and are never satisfied. However, Yankee fans that I know from NY are always confident that they will win the world series and every single signing is the best signing. I have found though that Red Sox fans outside of New England are generally happy with any and everything but Yankee fans outside of NY are impatient and have a chip on their shoulders.

I don't think to many of us here are going to argue that's the vibe given off by a lot of the Royals fan base this year. That's the whole KU validation thing I was talking about. Cardinals vibe is we're the best and if you don't love us you're a hater.

And yes, that's the exact culture I was referring to with the Red Sox.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 14, 2015, 02:43:16 PM
it feels good not to belong to a fan base.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 15, 2015, 05:32:02 PM
actually the front-loaded/back-loadedness of the different contracts would also dramatically change their values, so we probably can't make any assumptions on the value of the opt outs (for that matter, the stl and wash contracts may have had opt outs as well).

15, then 21.5 and 21.5 in the first 3 years.  plus a 20 signing bonus.  so, 78 over the first three years.  hugely front-loaded, no wonder he took that deal.


signing bonus is deferred forever, though, so probably really more like 12-15 than 20.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 16, 2015, 12:28:45 AM
The Cueto contract seems to be well below market value, has anyone seen a sabermetrics breakdown confirming or denying this?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 16, 2015, 01:06:12 AM
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-giants-land-johnny-cueto-beater-of-peripherals/

seems like he was pretty aggressively discounted because his peripherals aren't as good as his actuals, his elbow is the subject of rumor and he's kind of a weirdo.


he also got a two year opt out, which cost him a fair bit off the top line, i'm sure.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on December 16, 2015, 01:12:22 AM
Wow, I was dead wrong. That was very interesting, thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 16, 2015, 11:27:08 AM
 :frown:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 16, 2015, 11:28:47 AM
meh. white sox will still suck next year imo
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 16, 2015, 11:29:35 AM
I know, but I wanted him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 16, 2015, 11:35:09 AM
I know, but I wanted him.

you want Gordon.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 16, 2015, 12:34:09 PM
Well yeah, but...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 16, 2015, 12:43:18 PM
the rich get richer, the poor get richer and the stupid lose thompson and montas.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on December 16, 2015, 01:59:57 PM
sox prolly coming for gordon or cespedes now, right?  they can't be making a mortgage the future trade like that to get a win or two over .500.  they've got to have more moves coming.  they've got crap for corner outfielders and just sold thompson.  they've also got crap for a first baseman.  logically, they've got to improve prolly at least two of those spots.  makes the most sense to sign the fa corner outfielder and try to get a cheap first baseman to fill in.  because there aren't many good cheap corner outfielders.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 12, 2016, 08:07:58 PM
Invalid Tweet ID
this. quit treating baseball stadiums like a damn 3 ring circus
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Dub on February 25, 2016, 01:49:35 PM
Rules Changes confirmed on 2nd base takeout plays:

Baserunner must slide before the base.  No rolling blocks.  Must be within reach of base and make effort to stay on base following slide.  Can't change direction of slide purposefully to hit the fielder.

Runner and batter out for violation  :surprised:

But... neighborhood play is changed where 2nd basemen has to stay on 2nd during a turn.   :surprised:

Both are reviewable.. so much for pace of play.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on March 01, 2016, 03:24:22 PM
Apparently the MLB penalty for choking your girlfriend is only 30 games  :dubious:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on March 07, 2016, 03:04:59 PM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on March 07, 2016, 03:41:29 PM
good thing dad never skipped forearms day at gold's
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: DQ12 on March 07, 2016, 03:53:15 PM
kids sitting that close really shouldn't be on their phones or ipads or whatever.  hell, I get a little skiddish sitting down there.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on March 07, 2016, 04:44:03 PM
Yea I hate that common sense has gone out the window and they have to add netting because of it. If you have close seats pay attention to the rough ridin' game. If you have children, either don't sit close or teach them to pay attention to the rough ridin' game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on March 07, 2016, 06:56:13 PM
I think the nets are great
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 07, 2016, 07:20:59 PM
I think the nets are great

Yeah. I mean sure, parents and kids should be watching the game, but I really don't want to see some kid die because MLB is too stupid to put up nets.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on March 07, 2016, 09:09:47 PM
Nets are fine at certain spots. If I had kids I'd always sit behind the netting. But at a certain point they should be unnecessary
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on March 08, 2016, 12:10:47 AM
Yea I hate that common sense has gone out the window and they have to add netting because of it. If you have close seats pay attention to the rough ridin' game. If you have children, either don't sit close or teach them to pay attention to the rough ridin' game.

The woman nearly killed at Fenway wasn't on her phone, they need to extend the nets like at The K. I hope they don't wait until someone dies like what happened in the NHL.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 08, 2016, 12:28:33 PM
Pussyfication
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 08, 2016, 12:28:38 PM
Etc
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on March 15, 2016, 08:29:14 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14974567/johnny-cueto-san-francisco-giants-takes-line-drive-head (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14974567/johnny-cueto-san-francisco-giants-takes-line-drive-head)

 :sdeek:

It didn't appear to get him too bad...more of a glancing blow than a direct hit. Hope he is ok.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 16, 2016, 11:10:35 AM
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 11:12:54 AM

I honestly think if the league hadn't blackballed him he could've had another 125 homeruns
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 11:14:19 AM

I honestly think if the league hadn't blackballed him he could've had another 125 homeruns

Yeah. It's just too bad he couldn't play by the rules.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 11:18:04 AM
don't be an idiot mckee. its not called THE STEROID ERA because bonds was a lone wolf
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 11:23:07 AM
don't be an idiot mckee. its not called THE STEROID ERA because bonds was a lone wolf

True. I wonder why nobody else saw any punishment. They just picked on Bonds I guess.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 11:27:10 AM
don't be an idiot mckee. its not called THE STEROID ERA because bonds was a lone wolf

True. I wonder why nobody else saw any punishment. They just picked on Bonds I guess.

Sosa, McGwire, Palmiero, Clemens, etc have all been blackballed from the Hall of Fame. Its stupid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 11:28:38 AM
don't be an idiot mckee. its not called THE STEROID ERA because bonds was a lone wolf

True. I wonder why nobody else saw any punishment. They just picked on Bonds I guess.

Sosa, McGwire, Palmiero, Clemens, etc have all been blackballed from the Hall of Fame. Its stupid

How many known steroid users are in the HOF?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 11:33:34 AM
i don't know rage all i'm saying is bonds was amazing and it sucks MLB teams refused to let him continue his career and we were robbed of the chance to watch the best baseball player of our lives for a few more years.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 16, 2016, 11:36:18 AM
I totally agree
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 11:50:35 AM
Yeah, he was the best to ever play. It just sucks he couldn't play by the rules.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 16, 2016, 12:07:24 PM
cf3, do you think A rod will be a HOF'r? He didn't play by the rules.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 12:33:43 PM
cf3, do you think A rod will be a HOF'r? He didn't play by the rules.

It would be incredibly hypocritical to put him in.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 12:34:39 PM
cf3, do you think A rod will be a HOF'r? He didn't play by the rules.

not as long as the BWAA controls the HOF. Arod should be though. In my lifetime the only players that came close to Arod's natural talent would be Griffey, Harper, Trout, and that's about it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on March 16, 2016, 12:42:42 PM
Homeruns are  :zzz:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 16, 2016, 12:48:44 PM
Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 16, 2016, 02:49:29 PM
Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

Yeah, he was the greatest ever. People should remember him for both the amazing things he did on the field and for the fact that he was an unapologetic cheater.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 16, 2016, 03:41:16 PM
Wow, guys! Stud move by Eaton.  :love: https://www.facebook.com/BigLeagueStewYahoo/videos/1300368813311621/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on March 16, 2016, 09:06:10 PM
don't be an idiot mckee. its not called THE STEROID ERA because bonds was a lone wolf

True. I wonder why nobody else saw any punishment. They just picked on Bonds I guess.

Sosa, McGwire, Palmiero, Clemens, etc have all been blackballed from the Hall of Fame. Its stupid

How many known steroid users are in the HOF?

I'm glad you put the word "known" in this post because the BBWAA's refusal to acknowledge that there are likely multiple steroid users in their hall of fame and definitely pill poppers in there pisses me off.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 16, 2016, 09:45:23 PM
Wow, guys! Stud move by Eaton.  :love: https://www.facebook.com/BigLeagueStewYahoo/videos/1300368813311621/
You ass holes missed this great moment!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on March 16, 2016, 09:46:08 PM
Eaton can EABOD
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 18, 2016, 11:40:27 AM
The White Sox  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on March 18, 2016, 11:42:04 AM
What a beautiful disaster they are
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on March 18, 2016, 12:24:20 PM
Chingon
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on March 18, 2016, 12:48:39 PM
Wow, guys! Stud move by Eaton.  :love: https://www.facebook.com/BigLeagueStewYahoo/videos/1300368813311621/
You ass holes missed this great moment!

that's cool, but it doesn't make me hate him any less.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 19, 2016, 07:19:37 PM

Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on March 19, 2016, 07:36:33 PM


Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome

No he doesn't.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 19, 2016, 07:37:29 PM



Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome

No he doesn't.

It's not close.  I'm talking before hamstring injuries and stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on March 19, 2016, 10:43:44 PM

Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome

holy crap :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 19, 2016, 11:14:51 PM


Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome

holy crap :facepalm:

Care to elaborate?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on March 19, 2016, 11:17:32 PM
Chingon
I always knew laroche was trouble.  Once a Brave always a Brave.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on March 20, 2016, 11:17:04 PM


Bonds did way more than homeruns. He was the most complete player of all time. Speed, defense, OBP, average, HR, etc.

:lol: no

Griffey Jr. has the most complete player of all time title to his lonesome

holy crap :facepalm:

Care to elaborate?

Nope. Just as I wouldn't if you said jelly beans are more healthy than spinach. Go read baseball reference.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on March 20, 2016, 11:18:58 PM
Tapout. NOTED. Even though it wouldn't have mattered.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: cfbandyman on April 06, 2016, 12:26:39 PM
R.A. Dickey's face is priceless when Bautista's dumbass is called as interfering and thus making it a double play

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/69545/slide-rule-jose-bautistas-slide-leads-to-bizarre-controversial-game-ending-play

 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on April 06, 2016, 12:31:55 PM
"classic" baseball people are the worst. Let it go
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 06, 2016, 01:56:33 PM
I like the new rule!  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on April 06, 2016, 03:54:44 PM
the Bautista slide has nothing to do with player safety. it's interference. he tried to grab the dude's leg to mess up his throw. no different than interference on the part of a batter trying to mess up a catcher's throw. i don't get why people are trying to make it about player safety like the Utley slide.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 06, 2016, 04:09:25 PM
the Bautista slide has nothing to do with player safety. it's interference. he tried to grab the dude's leg to mess up his throw. no different than interference on the part of a batter trying to mess up a catcher's throw. i don't get why people are trying to make it about player safety like the Utley slide.

because so many people are dumb
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Phil Titola on April 14, 2016, 10:05:00 PM
I want to hate the d-backs jerseys, but I CAN'T!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2016, 08:52:04 PM
No-no in progress :surprised:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2016, 09:08:09 PM
First no-no of the season and Arrieta's 2nd career
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: nicname on April 21, 2016, 09:17:27 PM
Arrieta!

Back to Bonds vs. Griffey.

You could make the argument that playing Gold Glove CF is more valuable than playing Gold Glove LF. It's probably a winning one, but it's not enough to make Griffey a more valuable player than Bonds. They were both 5-tool (both had good arms, but not elite). Griffey was never better than Bonds tho.



Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on April 21, 2016, 09:32:03 PM
Arrieta last 16 starts in Reg season....
119.1 Innings
7 ER
56 Hits

Ridiculous!!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on April 21, 2016, 09:39:23 PM
Cubs look good, but I still only remember them as the team that got swept by the Mets last year.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on April 21, 2016, 09:43:05 PM
those were the only four cubs games I've ever watched in my life.  major wtf moment for this lbbiq guy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on April 21, 2016, 09:46:10 PM
Cubs look good, but I still only remember them as the team that got swept by the Mets last year.

I think chingon will be a Cubs fan this year.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on April 21, 2016, 09:48:26 PM
Cubs look good, but I still only remember them as the team that got swept by the Mets last year.

Before tonight, they were only hitting .236 with a .382 Slug.  But they were ave 5.4 runs/game

They do look good, but Toronto was playing some ridiculous BB 2nd half of season,and we all know who beat them 4 of 6 games ;)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on April 21, 2016, 09:54:42 PM
How the f the cubs let the freaking mets sweep them is the most amazing mystery of planet earth
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2016, 09:59:47 PM
How the f the cubs let the freaking mets sweep them is the most amazing mystery of planet earth

More than life? Interesting
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on April 21, 2016, 10:01:20 PM
More than life
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2016, 10:01:23 PM
Omg

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on April 21, 2016, 10:25:11 PM
How the f the cubs let the freaking mets sweep them is the most amazing mystery of planet earth
Mets own the Cubs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 22, 2016, 12:30:34 AM
How the f the cubs let the freaking mets sweep them is the most amazing mystery of planet earth

Nah, its the cubs
(http://frankthetank.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/ozzie-guillen-choke.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on April 22, 2016, 12:32:24 AM
This could be the Cubs' year. But I doubt it. They always somehow manage to get in their own way.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on April 22, 2016, 02:24:25 AM
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/fan-field-celebrate-jake-arrieta-no-hitter-chiacgo-cubs-reds-mlb
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on April 22, 2016, 06:56:11 AM
This could be the Cubs' year. But I doubt it. They always somehow manage to get in their own way.

The Red Sox finally got over the hump, Cubs will too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on April 22, 2016, 11:04:14 AM
How the f the cubs let the freaking mets sweep them is the most amazing mystery of planet earth
Mets own the Cubs.

the cubs went 7-0 vs the mets in the regular season, and 0-4 in the postseason. i just can't wrap my brain around it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 22, 2016, 02:36:51 PM
Arrieta!

Back to Bonds vs. Griffey.

You could make the argument that playing Gold Glove CF is more valuable than playing Gold Glove LF. It's probably a winning one, but it's not enough to make Griffey a more valuable player than Bonds. They were both 5-tool (both had good arms, but not elite). Griffey was never better than Bonds tho.

consider this: Bonds had 15 seasons with an OPS over 1.0. The Royals have 2 such seasons, both by Brett, in their history. Bonds is the best player in our lives by a wide margin.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 22, 2016, 07:12:39 PM
here you are mocat smdh

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on April 22, 2016, 09:58:13 PM
Good grief the city of houston is so gross
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 09:58:48 PM
all gross, no cattle
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on April 22, 2016, 10:00:42 PM
all gross, no soap
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 25, 2016, 08:50:38 PM

http://deadspin.com/tyler-collins-flips-the-bird-to-tigers-fans-for-booing-1773024976
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on April 25, 2016, 08:55:04 PM
Does KK show his face on the royals board these days? 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on April 26, 2016, 08:52:34 AM
#classy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2016, 08:44:47 PM
Uhhhh guys, Max Scherzer :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2016, 08:49:10 PM
20K's in only 119 pitches is absurd. Can't wait to see the advanced metrics on this one, certainly has to be the most efficient 20K game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 11, 2016, 08:52:48 PM
I bet RJ has him
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 11, 2016, 08:57:34 PM
20 K is more incredible than a perfect game IMO.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2016, 09:03:55 PM
I bet RJ has him

Maybe. Schaefer threw fewer pitches but more strikes though.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2016, 09:05:27 PM
Since I'm here I've been dying to have a conversation about Jake Arrieta, anyone interested?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 11, 2016, 09:20:20 PM
Since I'm here I've been dying to have a conversation about Jake Arrieta, anyone interested?
I don't have strong opinions about him but sure.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2016, 11:29:01 PM
Since I'm here I've been dying to have a conversation about Jake Arrieta, anyone interested?
I don't have strong opinions about him but sure.
Sorry, was playing a bit of tennis.
Less about Arrieta and more about how the media is treating him, look at this article
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2016/4/28/11526776/jake-arrieta-stephen-a-smith-cubs
I mean this guy essentially is saying, yeah I doubted McGuire and Bonds because of their change in look and numbers but its it's totally unfair to do it to Arrieta. WTF? This isn't the only article like this, as a matter of fact googling Arrieta and PED or steroids is just a million articles about people being pissed at Stephen A for even bringing it up. I mean the guy looks like rough ridin' Tarzan and his career arc changed essentially overnight. Why does he have so many people caping up and why is this guy where baseball nerds will draw the line?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on May 12, 2016, 12:02:59 AM
I've followed about the fifteen minutes of arrieta they cut into the royals game during that no hitter, but what the eff is up with your bats this year mir?  seems like double digit runs every outing so far
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on May 12, 2016, 12:29:43 AM
20 K is more incredible than a perfect game IMO.

Denied. A 20k game doesn't mean the pitcher got everyone out. A perfect game does. Perfect is perfect.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 12, 2016, 02:32:14 AM
I've followed about the fifteen minutes of arrieta they cut into the royals game during that no hitter, but what the eff is up with your bats this year mir?  seems like double digit runs every outing so far

Its pretty crazy, Hanley has gotten off to a slow start too. Jackie Bradley Jr. has been simply ridiculous
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 06:38:42 AM
When i hear jackie bradley jr for Boston, I picture jackie from around the horn, every time
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on May 12, 2016, 06:53:15 AM
Hadn't considered roids for arrieta, but he certainly got more muscular and hairy.  What do roids do for pitchers?  I would assume fastball velocity but maybe it allows for better recovery between starts allowing for better control too?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 12, 2016, 07:13:04 AM
I guess I give more players the benefit of the doubt now that there is testing. Unless you play for the Blue Jays obviously
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 12, 2016, 08:33:39 AM
Hadn't considered roids for arrieta, but he certainly got more muscular and hairy.  What do roids do for pitchers?  I would assume fastball velocity but maybe it allows for better recovery between starts allowing for better control too?

Yeah, all of that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 08:34:41 AM
Ask Roger Clemens, WW.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 09:21:32 AM
So as my honeymoon approaches, i'm becoming more and more obsessed with the Dominican Republic. We're going to Punta Cana and baseball was my first love. I've been watching a lot of documentaries and it's amazing that this small of an island makes up 20% of the league. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/ballplayer-pelotero-documentary_n_1669572.html
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 09:29:22 AM
home runs by team in MLB so far:

1. NY Mets 51
2. Baltimore 49
3. St Louis 48
4. Seattle 47
5. Arizona 46
.
.
.
.
26. Cleveland 27
27. LA Dodgers 27
28. Philadelphia 27
29. LA Angels 26
30. Atlanta 9


 :sdeek:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 12, 2016, 09:30:29 AM
20 K is more incredible than a perfect game IMO.

Denied. A 20k game doesn't mean the pitcher got everyone out. A perfect game does. Perfect is perfect.
One feat has happened 23 times, the other only 5 times. And perfect games usually have a couple of remarkable defensive plays to bail the pitcher out.

Philip rough ridin' Humber threw a perfect game!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 09:34:25 AM
it's not a better performance than a perfect game, but it's definitely more incredible
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 09:36:58 AM
Hey guys, I just said something interesting about the DR, acknowledge it.  :curse:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 09:38:21 AM
an entire team of baseball players has played 30 games of baseball and only has 9 home runs wacky. wow! and 6 of those belong to just one guy! what a terrible baseball team of baseball players!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 09:40:10 AM
an entire team of baseball players has played 30 games of baseball and only has 9 home runs wacky. wow! and 6 of those belong to just one guy! what a terrible baseball team of baseball players!
:thumbs: They probably don't have any players from the DR.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on May 12, 2016, 09:41:30 AM
an entire team of baseball players has played 30 games of baseball and only has 9 home runs wacky. wow! and 6 of those belong to just one guy! what a terrible baseball team of baseball players!

Should have let Chris Young throw against these guys.   
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on May 12, 2016, 10:07:36 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 12, 2016, 10:17:08 AM
20 K is more incredible than a perfect game IMO.

Denied. A 20k game doesn't mean the pitcher got everyone out. A perfect game does. Perfect is perfect.

Depends on your adjective i suppose. A perfect game has been done what 23 times? 20 strikeouts has only been done 5.

With the rash of strikeouts in baseball, i'd like to think this record will be broken sometime.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on May 12, 2016, 10:19:24 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh

And no-hitters should not count if you are walking people, it's lunacy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on May 12, 2016, 10:22:22 AM
Current no hitter criteria can be call a "great game" and then update the no hitter and perfect game criteria
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 12, 2016, 10:32:47 AM
Arrieta's career arc is very similar to Jose Bautista's. I have hard time believing that either made the leap from average to MVP/Cy Young candidate on their own overnight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 11:04:41 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh

And no-hitters should not count if you are walking people, it's lunacy

no-hitter perfectly describes what it is describing
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on May 12, 2016, 11:09:44 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh

And no-hitters should not count if you are walking people, it's lunacy

no-hitter perfectly describes what it is describing

Only because baseball has a stupid scoring/stat system. You can throw a no-hitter but give up 100 points. It's lunacy.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 11:10:27 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh

And no-hitters should not count if you are walking people, it's lunacy

no-hitter perfectly describes what it is describing

Only because baseball has a stupid scoring/stat system. You can throw a no-hitter but give up 100 points. It's lunacy.

good thing they don't call a no-hitter a shutout then i guess
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 12, 2016, 11:13:19 AM
Perfect game is mislabeled. It should be 27 batters and 27k

Baseball, smdh

And no-hitters should not count if you are walking people, it's lunacy

no-hitter perfectly describes what it is describing

Only because baseball has a stupid scoring/stat system. You can throw a no-hitter but give up 100 points. It's lunacy.

points?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 11:13:33 AM
New $ fans. SMDH.  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 12, 2016, 11:14:06 AM
yes, ww, points. maybe you should read the royals thread when sys posts sometimes
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on May 12, 2016, 11:16:34 AM
I would not change the definition of shutout (unless you can get one even though an error or something let the other team score, I don't know how that's handled in relation to a shut out)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on May 12, 2016, 11:19:20 AM
yes, ww, points. maybe you should read the royals thread when sys posts sometimes

Caps those Dubs son.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 12, 2016, 11:29:01 AM
There have been ten no-hitters that were not shutouts. Four of those ten somehow managed to win without getting a hit.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/431 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/431)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 12, 2016, 11:36:00 AM
home runs by team in MLB so far:

1. NY Mets 51
2. Baltimore 49
3. St Louis 48
4. Seattle 47
5. Arizona 46
.
.
.
.
26. Cleveland 27
27. LA Dodgers 27
28. Philadelphia 27
29. LA Angels 26
30. Atlanta 9


 :sdeek:

This one is better

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 12, 2016, 01:04:52 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 12, 2016, 01:11:27 PM
To be fair they won last night, so while they're still in 7th, they're no longer last as Philly has one win there. Philly should get to two tonight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on May 15, 2016, 12:47:22 AM
Arietta, last 20 starts in Reg Season....
144.1 Inn 12 ERs. ERA of 0.75, Cubs 20-0 (he is 18-0)

Bob Gibson, stretch in 67-68 seasons...
31 starts, 0.93 ERA. (He had 1.12 in all of 68')

We are witnessing history
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on May 15, 2016, 09:49:26 AM
Didn't the cubs get no hit in one of his starts at the end of last season?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 15, 2016, 01:44:49 PM
Didn't the cubs get no hit in one of his starts at the end of last season?
Yeah, the Hamels no hitter.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 15, 2016, 01:47:01 PM
He also got hit in the NLCS. That should count in his streak.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on May 16, 2016, 07:20:55 PM
Man I was all in favor of Odor kicking Bautista's ass until I saw all the clips of Odor trying to throw at Blue Jays sliding into second...
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 19, 2016, 10:48:01 AM
I know everyone hates Bautista and blah blah blah, he's a piece of crap, but so is Odor. Also, what no one wants to admit is, BAUTISTA TOOK THAT PUNCH LIKE A CHAMP!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: ChiCat on May 19, 2016, 11:03:50 AM
Man I was all in favor of Odor kicking Bautista's ass until I saw all the clips of Odor trying to throw at Blue Jays sliding into second...

What's not to love?  Bautista got punched in the face and Odor suspended for 8 games.  In team sports, I would much rather 2 people I don't like involved in a fight than 2 I do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 19, 2016, 11:06:10 AM
I still love Joey Bats    :don'tcare:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on May 19, 2016, 11:12:21 AM
I still love Joey Bats    :don'tcare:

We are trading all the serviceable prospects we have left for him in July so we can win the series again.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on May 19, 2016, 11:18:31 AM
odor basically stole home in the playoffs, which is the holy grail.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 19, 2016, 12:17:27 PM
odor basically stole home in the playoffs, which is the holy grail.

he also fought like 5 dudes by himself in a minor league game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 19, 2016, 12:26:37 PM
He also got hit in the NLCS. That should count in his streak.

no, it shouldn't
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on May 30, 2016, 02:02:14 AM
Got drunk at the same dive bar as Anthony Rizzo tonight
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on May 30, 2016, 06:58:18 AM
Who?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on May 30, 2016, 10:15:27 AM
Who?

This bro

(http://cdn.indiewire.psdops.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/bf0fab7/2147483647/thumbnail/325x227>/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdl9fvu4r30qs1.cloudfront.net%2F81%2F8074e0f2b411e1baf122000a1d0930%2Ffile%2Fstockard-channing-betty-rizzo--large-msg-125390856977.jpeg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 31, 2016, 01:01:28 PM
Got drunk at the same dive bar as Anthony Rizzo tonight

Snickers?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on May 31, 2016, 01:02:21 PM
Got drunk at the same dive bar as Anthony Rizzo tonight

Snickers?
No, I was there earlier in the night though.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on May 31, 2016, 04:08:38 PM
What has happened to James Shields?  :Ugh:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 01, 2016, 01:45:01 PM
 :love: :lol:

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266/v762436583/minoak-fan-goes-for-ball-gets-another-fans-beer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on June 03, 2016, 09:49:03 AM
dayn perry is the most amusing baseball twitter commentator.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on June 13, 2016, 06:39:58 PM
I'm watching the nats v cubs game as foreplay for the royals tonight.  Max is unhittable. 
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on June 14, 2016, 11:14:15 AM
What has happened to James Shields?  :Ugh:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 16, 2016, 11:35:26 AM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 16, 2016, 11:41:46 PM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.

You are the tuckiest baseball fan in America. The only people offended by the OBSERVATION that Ichiro has the most professional hits in the history of the sport are:
1. Cf3
2. Pete Rose
3. Jap hating greatest generationr's
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on June 17, 2016, 07:00:45 AM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.

Ichiro has the most professional hits in the history of the sport
Are we certain that is true? If you are going to count Japan you need to count the American minor leagues, Cuban leagues etc.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 17, 2016, 01:38:57 PM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.

You are the tuckiest baseball fan in America. The only people offended by the OBSERVATION that Ichiro has the most professional hits in the history of the sport are:
1. Cf3
2. Pete Rose
3. Jap hating greatest generationr's

There are more leagues than Japan and MLB so its hard to know. FTR Ichiro is one of my all time favorite players to watch, I just wouldn't call him the hit king.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on June 17, 2016, 02:57:16 PM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.

You are the tuckiest baseball fan in America. The only people offended by the OBSERVATION that Ichiro has the most professional hits in the history of the sport are:
1. Cf3
2. Pete Rose
3. Jap hating greatest generationr's

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 17, 2016, 03:13:52 PM
I like Pete Rose's response that if they count j-hits, his minor league hits should be counted
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on June 17, 2016, 08:28:52 PM
The ichiro thing is stupid. Hits in Japan don't count.

Ichiro has the most professional hits in the history of the sport
Are we certain that is true? If you are going to count Japan you need to count the American minor leagues, Cuban leagues etc.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Most_Career_Hits

There is no way anyone could possibly think that Ichiro wouldn't have more hits than Pete Rose if he played his entire career here. Ichiro is absolutely a better hitter but why does Pete give a crap, they aren't taking his name out of the record book, even though he used a corked bat.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 19, 2016, 01:53:24 PM
What has happened to James Shields?  :Ugh:


It hadn't been done 3 straight games in 122 years. Now Shields has done it 4 straight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 19, 2016, 05:25:06 PM
The train wreck that is now the WhiteSox are just 5-17 vs the Central in the last 30 days.   Not happy how Cleve is just owning them like we are too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on June 26, 2016, 09:38:24 PM
Clev is now 9-0 vs Det this year, out scoring them 60-20. At least Minn has won 4 of 6 vs Clev because the Indians are now 24-10 vs Central.  KC is 21-11

Minn is 1-18 vs anyone but Clev. 

Det is 2-14 vs Cleve/KC and 10-2 vs other 2 teams
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on June 30, 2016, 10:13:51 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16640142/san-francisco-giants-let-madison-bumgarner-hit-self-american-league-park (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16640142/san-francisco-giants-let-madison-bumgarner-hit-self-american-league-park)

I get that MadBum is a very good hitter for a pitcher, but choosing to let a guy batting .175 avg and .650 ops take your DH spot is stupid and arrogant.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 30, 2016, 10:16:15 AM
Kinda cool tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 30, 2016, 10:23:12 AM
Kinda cool tho

not really
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: ChiCat on June 30, 2016, 10:24:49 AM
I'm all for anything that makes June baseball more fun.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on June 30, 2016, 10:29:04 AM
He's being a bad teammate. I'm sure there is a position player that would love those 4 AB's instead of sitting on the bench.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 30, 2016, 10:30:25 AM
I'm all for anything that makes June baseball more fun.
Yeah, me too. Pitchers being good hitters in the mlb is cool to me. They've gotta perfect their craft, so there's little time for it, so when they can hit too, i'm mesmerized by it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 30, 2016, 10:31:58 AM
He's being a bad teammate. I'm sure there is a position player that would love those 4 AB's instead of sitting on the bench.
That shitty bench player hasn't accounted for the amount of wins that bum has attributed to. He can sit his ass on the bench and let bum do what bum wants to do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 30, 2016, 10:34:55 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16640142/san-francisco-giants-let-madison-bumgarner-hit-self-american-league-park (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16640142/san-francisco-giants-let-madison-bumgarner-hit-self-american-league-park)

I get that MadBum is a very good hitter for a pitcher, but choosing to let a guy batting .175 avg and .650 ops take your DH spot is stupid and arrogant.

that is really really stupid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 30, 2016, 01:28:06 PM
i'm sure a lot of dad/uncle types love this move. they remember when pitchers could hit!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on June 30, 2016, 10:21:40 PM
Wow look at you dorks with the egg on your faces. Also, the last two years he hit .250 and would have been on pace for about 35 HRs had he hit as much as a regular everyday player
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on June 30, 2016, 10:38:46 PM
Him hitting well does not justify it. Should he be the DH for all AL games?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on June 30, 2016, 10:54:05 PM
maybe that's the best his stupid team has to offer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: TownieCat on June 30, 2016, 11:19:59 PM
Chris Young had a 3 RBI game last year but never in a million years would he DH.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 01, 2016, 01:09:13 AM
Tribe has won 13 in a row. The streak will end soon.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 01, 2016, 01:10:16 AM
Thanks bones, i needed to hear that to calm my nerves
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 01, 2016, 01:11:51 AM
Thanks bones, i needed to hear that to calm my nerves

I needed to post it to calm my nerves.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on July 01, 2016, 08:42:19 AM
Him hitting well does not justify it. Should he be the DH for all AL games?

If you think 2014 and 2015 are indicative of his actual hitting talent?  Then yes, he'd have the 6th best wRC+ on the team.  This year he hasn't hit as well though, so including this year, he'd be 8th.  In his last 190 ABs he has 11 HRs.  That would make him the Royals best home run hitter since Dean Palmer.  If you aren't Sys, you would want him in the lineup.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 01, 2016, 08:45:27 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=360630111

Bum was 1 for 4 with a run scored. Probably did better than some scrub on the bench.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: ChiCat on July 01, 2016, 08:52:53 AM
I think the concern has to be if the plate appearances effect his pitching.  He hit ok but pitched worse than usual (still not a bad outing for anybody but the elite).
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 01, 2016, 09:04:38 AM
Drew Butera has an amazing 0.00 ERA with an impressive 9.0 K/9 ratio. should he be starting instead of ventura, wacky?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 01, 2016, 09:07:05 AM
Drew Butera has an amazing 0.00 ERA with an impressive 9.0 K/9 ratio. should he be starting instead of ventura, wacky?
Good grief, no, dork. Why are so many of you upset that I think it's cool a pitcher can hit?  :curse:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 01, 2016, 09:09:08 AM
i'm just asking questions without calling anybody names :users:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 01, 2016, 09:28:48 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16650867/why-mets-pay-bobby-bonilla-119-million-today-every-july-1-2035
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 01, 2016, 09:38:40 AM
I think the concern has to be if the plate appearances effect his pitching.  He hit ok but pitched worse than usual (still not a bad outing for anybody but the elite).

Well, he bats every time he pitches in NL parks, so I don't think they should affect his pitching much.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: ChiCat on July 01, 2016, 09:42:56 AM
I think the concern has to be if the plate appearances effect his pitching.  He hit ok but pitched worse than usual (still not a bad outing for anybody but the elite).

Well, he bats every time he pitches in NL parks, so I don't think they should affect his pitching much.

Yup - my bad.  I was thinking they were AL for some stupid reason
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on July 02, 2016, 12:50:33 AM
Chris Young had a 3 RBI game last year but never in a million years would he DH.
:barf:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 02, 2016, 03:40:39 PM
The streak ends!    :)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on July 02, 2016, 03:51:30 PM
Eeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on July 02, 2016, 09:35:07 PM
Man the bosox go down a few games to the Orioles and they just pack it in :frown:


Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on July 03, 2016, 05:06:09 PM
Man the bosox go down a few games to the Orioles and they just pack it in :frown:



:Flipped off x2:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on July 04, 2016, 02:50:06 PM
it was nice to play the cubs again, always a great way to get out of a rut.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 10, 2016, 12:36:58 AM
Just read Daniel Murphy has 28 HR and 69 total XBase hits last 118 gms

That's impressive....too bad he sucked against Us  :Woot:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 10, 2016, 04:37:24 PM
Our old buddy Madsen blew Saves last 2 days vs Hou.  Yes a Hou team we could possibly be battling for a WC spot.  Mad dog now has 5 blown saves and a 3.62 ERA
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 12, 2016, 09:34:55 PM
Just a terrible human

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on July 12, 2016, 10:45:59 PM
Well, he is canadian
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on July 16, 2016, 08:09:51 PM
Twins are so worthless. 2nd 3rd no out and they don't score vs Clev.   I can't believe our Royals sucked as bad as those Twins for alot of years
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on July 23, 2016, 07:48:02 PM
So chris sale got scratched from his start tonight and it was because he apparently cut up all the throw back uniforms for the game tonight because he didn't want to wear them :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on July 23, 2016, 07:53:48 PM
Yeah I IRL LOL'd when they said that during the Royals game
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mhkpasa on July 25, 2016, 11:26:10 AM
Chapman to the Cubs... :horrorsurprise: How can they screw this run up?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on July 25, 2016, 11:10:35 PM
Chapman to the Cubs... :horrorsurprise: How can they screw this run up?

They are the Cubs, that's how.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 27, 2016, 12:33:43 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/astros-fan-starts-gofundme-page-to-buy-out-carlos-gomez-contract/ar-BBuXnU8?li=BBnb7Kz

 :lol:

We should do this for Gordon.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on August 19, 2016, 09:55:30 PM
Two hour rain delay, Cubs HR on first batter.

(http://i.imgur.com/TyB1iz5.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on August 19, 2016, 09:58:26 PM
That's a cool stadium.  First time I ever saw Ken Griffey Jr play was there
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on August 22, 2016, 08:07:11 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-Billy-Butler-hurt-by-Danny-Valencia-in-9176251.php (http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-Billy-Butler-hurt-by-Danny-Valencia-in-9176251.php)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on August 23, 2016, 12:45:27 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-Billy-Butler-hurt-by-Danny-Valencia-in-9176251.php (http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-Billy-Butler-hurt-by-Danny-Valencia-in-9176251.php)

Billy is now on the 7-day concussion list...and was fined.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/08/22/as-fine-butler-valencia-following-clubhouse-fight/89129050/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 11, 2016, 12:29:43 AM
Dave Roberts has guts. And Andy still writes well.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-marlins-20160910-snap-story.html
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on September 25, 2016, 01:50:43 AM
We will miss Vin Scully so much. BITB.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/202839280/top-10-vin-scully-calls-of-all-time/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on September 25, 2016, 08:20:21 AM
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17632541/miami-marlins-ace-jose-fernandez-dies-boating-accident (http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17632541/miami-marlins-ace-jose-fernandez-dies-boating-accident)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on September 25, 2016, 08:27:57 AM
Whoa
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on September 25, 2016, 08:51:08 AM
Yeah, just terrible terrible news
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 25, 2016, 09:56:46 PM
Jose was on pace to be a hall of fame player. He was the best young pitcher in the NL IMO. Also a champion of liberty, freedom, and family. RIP
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 04, 2016, 09:24:10 PM
Toronto should have to forfeit its franchise and the Blue Jays moved to the US.  Their fans are the absolute worst in all of sport bar none.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 09:37:41 PM
let's go, pillar and other fast bluejays.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 04, 2016, 09:39:45 PM
Yes wetwillie that was a shameful display of behavior and I'm not surprised at all to see it happen in Toronto. The guy who threw that was probably drunk from butt chugging maple syrup or whatever it is Canadians do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 04, 2016, 09:46:29 PM
Not sure why Baltimore doesn't just hit a home run off of Osuna. Guess those O's ain't Royal
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 09:51:08 PM
put in your toronto gore, toronto yost.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 04, 2016, 09:52:51 PM
Come on Joey Bats finish this game   :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bubbles4ksu on October 04, 2016, 09:53:06 PM
Yes wetwillie that was a shameful display of behavior and I'm not surprised at all to see it happen in Toronto. The guy who threw that was probably drunk from butt chugging maple syrup or whatever it is Canadians do.
:thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 09:55:09 PM
toronto's gore should be standing on third by now.  smdh.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 04, 2016, 09:57:11 PM
Regardless of the outcome, Showalter should be fired because Britton isn't in the game
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 09:58:09 PM
that's what speed does when your manager is a rough ridin' idiot and doesn't use it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 10:31:40 PM
be fast, travis.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 10:33:10 PM
put in your gore, you can't let them turn another double play.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 04, 2016, 10:34:16 PM
what a stupid way to win a game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on October 04, 2016, 10:38:05 PM
Lol.

No clue why they didn't walk Encarnacion again there.  And then to throw a first pitch FB right down the pipe
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 04, 2016, 10:48:27 PM
hopefully San Fran takes care of business tomorrow night to weed out more deplorables from the playoffs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 05, 2016, 03:46:16 AM
Regardless of the outcome, Showalter should be fired because Britton isn't in the game

Why? If he pitched him in the ninth and tenth they would have wasted him. I do think Showalter should have walked Encarnation in the 11th and brought in Britton with one out and the bases loaded.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 05, 2016, 06:51:29 AM
Regardless of the outcome, Showalter should be fired because Britton isn't in the game

Why? If he pitched him in the ninth and tenth they would have wasted him. I do think Showalter should have walked Encarnation in the 11th and brought in Britton with one out and the bases loaded.
Pitching your best pitcher in a tie game in the 9th and later against the opponent's best hitters is far from wasting him. A save isn't more valuable than keeping the game going. In the ninth he should have pitched to Donaldson leading off, and he definitely should have pitched once there were men on first and second and nobody out. You have the best reliever in baseball, and he gets to watch the highest leverage spots because some old school manager wants to keep him waiting for a save situation that may never appear.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 05, 2016, 07:23:30 AM
It's been over 2 years and we won the world series the next year so tonight I'll be pulling for ole Mad Bum.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 05, 2016, 09:42:14 AM
Regardless of the outcome, Showalter should be fired because Britton isn't in the game

Why? If he pitched him in the ninth and tenth they would have wasted him. I do think Showalter should have walked Encarnation in the 11th and brought in Britton with one out and the bases loaded.
Pitching your best pitcher in a tie game in the 9th and later against the opponent's best hitters is far from wasting him. A save isn't more valuable than keeping the game going. In the ninth he should have pitched to Donaldson leading off, and he definitely should have pitched once there were men on first and second and nobody out. You have the best reliever in baseball, and he gets to watch the highest leverage spots because some old school manager wants to keep him waiting for a save situation that may never appear.

Does Britton hit? Even if Showalter uses him in the ninth and tenth we're still having a conversation about how Showalter used Britton after Jimenez blows the save after Baltimore takes the lead.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: PIPE on October 05, 2016, 09:49:15 AM
I hate Toronto but it sure was an entertaining game and finish
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 05, 2016, 10:17:53 AM
I want the Giants to win the series this year you guys
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 05, 2016, 10:30:52 AM
we all do, kim
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 11:37:03 AM
Regardless of the outcome, Showalter should be fired because Britton isn't in the game

Why? If he pitched him in the ninth and tenth they would have wasted him. I do think Showalter should have walked Encarnation in the 11th and brought in Britton with one out and the bases loaded.

uh, no. starting in the 9th each inning you're out there is a potential season ending moment. to "save" your best player until you have a lead is horrible logic. yeah if you get the lead you STILL have to get 3 more outs, but you have to survive another inning first.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 11:59:13 AM
I mean, Britton is pretty much the consensus best reliever in the entire game. He's your best weapon. Its an elimination game! I know Ned waited until we got the lead in NYC to bring in Wade, BUT that wasn't an elimination game for us, AND he should've used him before Hoch. I mean, Wade was pitching the most low leverage moment of the entire series at the end. If you're the Orioles, there's no reason you can't have a 3 or 4 run 12th or 13th, then those last 3 outs aren't as big as the ones where you are facing elimination.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 12:00:08 PM
Of all people I didn't expect MIR to go full 1908cat on me and be in favor of not using the best player on the team in the biggest game of the season.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 05, 2016, 02:40:02 PM
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/zach-britton-watched-the-orioles-lose/

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-craziest-part-of-showalters-crazy-decision/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 05, 2016, 05:33:32 PM
 :confused: I said he should have used him. My argument was simply that I understand why he didn't use him in the 9th, and it turned out not pitching him in the 9th was the right decision. I feel pretty much exactly how the authors of those two fangraphs articles feel. There was definitive logic on how Buck used the pen in the ninth and the tenth, kinda, O'day was questionable. The longer he went and the worst the pitcher used made it more inexcusable.

Freaking out about him not coming in the ninth doesn't make sense because it's kind of arbitrary. Why not freak out when he didn't come in after Tillman was lifted or at any point in the 6th, 7th, or 8th? If he brought Britton in for a perfect 7th and 8th and the Orioles won in the 10th we'd still have dorky seamheads playing the result.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 08:51:01 PM
:confused: I said he should have used him. My argument was simply that I understand why he didn't use him in the 9th, and it turned out not pitching him in the 9th was the right decision. I feel pretty much exactly how the authors of those two fangraphs articles feel. There was definitive logic on how Buck used the pen in the ninth and the tenth, kinda, O'day was questionable. The longer he went and the worst the pitcher used made it more inexcusable.

Freaking out about him not coming in the ninth doesn't make sense because it's kind of arbitrary. Why not freak out when he didn't come in after Tillman was lifted or at any point in the 6th, 7th, or 8th? If he brought Britton in for a perfect 7th and 8th and the Orioles won in the 10th we'd still have dorky seamheads playing the result.

oh. good. i didn't read correctly.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 08:53:22 PM
This is an absolutely fantastic baseball game. Syndergaard is looking crazy tough. Also, I hate MLB replay
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 05, 2016, 08:58:07 PM
My goodness Granderson could play outfield for the royals with plays like that
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:00:11 PM
Man. Feels like the Mets night.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:04:38 PM
I'm calling it. The Mets get a run this inning.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:08:50 PM
jk
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:16:18 PM
Syndergaard starting to miss his spots. He's gonna leave something out over the plate. I'd get him out
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:21:29 PM
good lord playoff baseball is so great.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 09:25:25 PM
:frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 09:36:39 PM
Just one run plz
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:42:00 PM
Reed is getting screwed
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 09:44:12 PM
Whew
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:44:51 PM
Wow. Reed staying composed and making pitchers after that...... wow.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 09:52:56 PM
Bumgarner should not be this unhittable. I mean, come on.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 09:57:52 PM
Familia picking up right where he left off last post season
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 10:09:09 PM
The Mets had the more impressive and dominant starter IMO. their crap offense is the reason they are going to lose this game
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 10:09:15 PM
Least clutch closer ever.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 10:09:19 PM
Like clockwork
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 05, 2016, 10:09:49 PM
I'm just not sure familia is a gamer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 10:10:21 PM
Chings sorry bud. That is frustrating.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 10:11:31 PM
Chings sorry bud. That is frustrating.
Yeah, Mets never can get a good closer.  Familia should never wear a Mets uniform again after tonight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 05, 2016, 10:13:16 PM
Playing the giants in an even year playoff tournament is really painful for opposing teams
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 05, 2016, 10:15:24 PM
whew finally
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 05, 2016, 10:19:13 PM
Cubs are currently shitting their pants thinking about playing the giants
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 10:22:11 PM
Bumgarner is just incredible, seriously, eff that guy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 10:22:26 PM
Time for Terry to go too.  Sigh, going to need to blow a lot of this up.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 05, 2016, 10:25:00 PM
Time for Terry to go too.  Sigh, going to need to blow a lot of this up.

I don't follow the day to day stuff with the Mets, but his managing didn't seem to be a factor tonight IMO
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 05, 2016, 10:29:35 PM
I find enjoyment thinking that rn on a Mets blog some Mets fan named MetsMob or something and they are going nuts on clutch related posts
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on October 05, 2016, 10:31:47 PM
Last 6 postseason games for the Mets....from Top 8th inning on....
Mets 1 run in 19 innings
KC/SF 18 runs in 19 innings

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 05, 2016, 10:35:41 PM
I find enjoyment thinking that rn on a Mets blog some Mets fan named MetsMob or something and they are going nuts on clutch related posts

lollerskates
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 05, 2016, 10:35:51 PM
Fans were right to boo Familia. I would have been disappointed if they didn't boo him off the field.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 05, 2016, 10:36:17 PM
also, LOLmets
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 05, 2016, 10:56:44 PM
The Cubs are so effed
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 10:57:42 PM
Chings you can ban mocat if you want, I don't think anyone would care
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 05, 2016, 11:00:06 PM
you can take the met out of the regular season, but you can't be surprised when they suck and lose and lose and suck when you do.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 05, 2016, 11:43:39 PM
Time for the Sox to decimate Cleveland, sorry Tito :frown:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 06, 2016, 12:10:19 AM
Giants baby
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 06, 2016, 12:21:58 AM
Time for the Sox to decimate Cleveland, sorry Tito :frown:

 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 06, 2016, 09:12:21 AM
Time for the Sox to decimate Cleveland, sorry Tito :frown:

I hope Papi's good mojo can cancel out the Francon karma.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 06, 2016, 09:23:58 AM
i just can't stress enough to you guys how disgusting the cleveland team is
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 06, 2016, 09:53:37 AM
Also it's Cleveland lol
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 04:44:57 PM
i wish texas and toronto weren't playing each other so soon, as i would prefer to root for both teams.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 06, 2016, 06:55:24 PM
Including today, Texas scored less than allowed on the entire season.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 06, 2016, 07:02:42 PM
That interview between Pedro and Ortiz :love:  Pedro was one of my all time favorite players
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 06, 2016, 07:11:30 PM
Pedro is amazing TBT.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 06, 2016, 07:12:40 PM
is there another baseball match tonight?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 06, 2016, 07:13:47 PM
yes lib.


Also, the Sox/Jays are both gonna sweep
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 06, 2016, 07:26:33 PM
Are there enough bugs there?  Good grief clean the stadium once in a while Cleveland
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 06, 2016, 07:31:17 PM
Are there enough bugs there?  Good grief clean the stadium once in a while Cleveland

i just can't stress enough to you guys how disgusting the cleveland team is
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 06, 2016, 08:08:20 PM
3 HRs in 4 batters  :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 06, 2016, 09:05:40 PM
Who uses a top notch reliever in the 5th inning?  What is this?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 09:47:21 PM
cleveland has a lot of players that i like.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 10:07:42 PM
that's what speed do and boston yost, but in your boston gore, you boston bad person.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 10:09:08 PM
boston yost gets it.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 10:13:31 PM
boston yost gets it.

apparently he only understands the part about subbing in your fast guy but not the part about having him steal bases.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 06, 2016, 11:44:30 PM
boston yost gets it.

apparently he only understands the part about subbing in your fast guy but not the part about having him steal bases.

Marco Hernandez isn't fast enough to steal third, also and I know this is foreign to Royals fans, but that dude at the plate was a bona fide home run hitter.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 06, 2016, 11:47:38 PM
get faster players.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 08:55:59 AM
boston yost gets it.

apparently he only understands the part about subbing in your fast guy but not the part about having him steal bases.

Marco Hernandez isn't fast enough to steal third, also and I know this is foreign to Royals fans, but that dude at the plate was a bona fide home run hitter.

HRs are fools gold
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 08:56:40 AM
Today's pitching matchups  :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 07, 2016, 09:00:44 AM
Home runs  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 09:02:29 AM
sup

(https://queencitybeerleague.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/fullsizerender-27.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 09:08:33 AM
Johnny gets another chance to exorcise his postseason road demons. he pitched in wrigley just 1 month ago and went 7 IP 1 ER
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 09:12:56 AM
Today's pitching matchups  :love:

man, you weren't joking around

Darvish
Price
Kluber
Kershaw
Scherzer
Cueto
Lester

 :eek:

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 09:13:45 AM
Johnny gets another chance to exorcise his postseason road demons. he pitched in wrigley just 1 month ago and went 7 IP 1 ER

He got a ring so I think he's probably fine
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 09:14:24 AM
Johnny gets another chance to exorcise his postseason road demons. he pitched in wrigley just 1 month ago and went 7 IP 1 ER

He got a ring so I think he's probably fine

oh yeah i know it but i'm sure he wants to prove he can pitch on the road in the postseason
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 07, 2016, 09:21:37 AM
Sorry cutie  let's go cubssss
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 07, 2016, 09:32:31 AM
I've actually heard of all those pitcher dudes, that's an insane lineup
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 09:59:59 AM
AND we were already appetized with a delicious Bumgarner v Syndergaard matchup, wow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 10:00:26 AM
AND we haven't even seen Arrieta yet, wow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 07, 2016, 11:22:15 AM
boston yost gets it.

apparently he only understands the part about subbing in your fast guy but not the part about having him steal bases.

Marco Hernandez isn't fast enough to steal third, also and I know this is foreign to Royals fans, but that dude at the plate was a bona fide home run hitter.

HRs are fools gold

Happy to cheer for a team that can manufacture runs and hit it over the fence, feels good.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 07, 2016, 05:43:10 PM
Cf3 good call  Re: Boston sweeping
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 07, 2016, 05:52:16 PM
Tito's revenge was just too much for the poor Red Sox.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 07, 2016, 05:56:16 PM
I hate that Cleveland has Lindor u guys
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 07, 2016, 05:57:14 PM
I want him on our team
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 06:03:31 PM
This is almost like march madness, I like it!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 06:22:20 PM
MIR, what gives? Price is so effing bad in the playoffs it's unreal, and he's getting too old to have an attempt at redemption
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 07, 2016, 06:27:37 PM
This is almost like march madness, I like it!

it really is! it's so fun. also really has to be embarrassing for the "baseball playoffs aren't a crapshoot" people
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 07:03:09 PM
They do it literally every game, but the double switch is just so weird
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 07:03:38 PM
I just never watch NL baseball anymore, and since I don't play anymore I don't ever think about it either
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 07:30:24 PM
Cf3 good call  Re: Boston sweeping

nailed it on toronto tho
Title: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 07:56:24 PM
I wondered why the announcers compared this Jansen guy to Mariana, I see why now. Nothing but hard cutters
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 08:26:33 PM
What on earth is this view
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 09:13:11 PM
I don't like the cubs much but I feel for Zobrist on that play
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:16:00 PM
Cueto  :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:25:26 PM
Johnny Cueto.



Johnny CUETO-O-O. Won't you help us, win the world ser-ies
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 10:27:30 PM
I enjoyed the little shimmy shake last year
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 10:28:58 PM
Oh crap
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:29:14 PM
Cueto deserves better than this crap
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:44:03 PM
come on Giants.....
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:47:43 PM
so lame.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 07, 2016, 10:48:27 PM
Go Cubs Go   :billdance:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 07, 2016, 10:48:47 PM
Posey was oh so close
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 07, 2016, 10:49:12 PM
Cubs fans are embarrassing
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 07, 2016, 10:49:32 PM
The go cubs go song might be the worst tradition in sports
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2016, 10:50:01 PM
The net is bs
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Powercat Posse on October 08, 2016, 01:57:36 AM
Texas was 2-18 with RISP today.  Toronto was 0-0. 
The power of the long ball (Jays 4 HR).  Rangers version of Posse is livid tonight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 08, 2016, 02:20:32 AM
MIR, what gives? Price is so effing bad in the playoffs it's unreal, and he's getting too old to have an attempt at redemption

 :dunno: it's pretty tough to argue sample size our run support at this point
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 08, 2016, 05:31:27 PM
Go Giants tonight!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 08, 2016, 05:36:00 PM
screw you cubs!

 :love: :love:


Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 08, 2016, 05:57:31 PM
I've been checking into these things quite a bit. Baseball can be pretty fun when the games mean something. They should really cut out like at least 100 games from the regular season
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 08, 2016, 05:59:08 PM
I've been checking into these things quite a bit. Baseball can be pretty fun when the games mean something. They should really cut out like at least 100 games from the regular season

if anything baseball needs more games
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 08, 2016, 06:00:21 PM
Make each game even more meaningless, great plan cf3 :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 08, 2016, 06:25:32 PM
however many games are needed for an ace to basically play every game
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 08, 2016, 07:04:53 PM
I agree. Maybe 2 or 3 pitcher rotation
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 08, 2016, 09:46:52 PM
This game looks boring
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 09, 2016, 11:10:00 AM
screw you cubs!

 :love: :love:



Of course it's shouldn't be expected that those L.A.morons not know how to read a radar. I hate plaschke.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 09, 2016, 07:51:55 PM
This is going to get rough for the rangers players if they win this game.  I'm seriously concerned for their safety.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 09, 2016, 10:40:11 PM
Kinda like this Blue Jays team. Sys would love how that ended
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 10, 2016, 06:52:18 PM
painful to watch the red sox right now

(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/72321422.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 10, 2016, 07:46:27 PM
I can't imagine how embarrassing it is to get swept in a post season series.  I think I'd rather just miss the playoffs altogether.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 10, 2016, 09:08:55 PM
(https://images.rapgenius.com/650325125d8af8eec19982581ec8db02.400x298x66.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 10, 2016, 09:10:16 PM
Thanks Papi! :cry:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 10, 2016, 09:15:24 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161011/aecf5d75082260ebe8aa87607006d070.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 10, 2016, 09:15:47 PM
Cubs are winning it all :Wha:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 10, 2016, 09:18:47 PM
Arietta looks like an NFL linebacker.  Holy crap.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 10, 2016, 11:07:53 PM
Ortiz has been one of the most fun hitters to watch in the last 15 years, and he was an amazing post season performer. Baseball will miss him. HOF player.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 10, 2016, 11:11:00 PM
Cubs are winning it all :Wha:

prepare for over 1 million annoying articles when it happens. even making the WS is going to be a crazy big moment in MLB history. I'd love a collapse to the Giants. Starting...... NOW.





(unfortunately the offense refusing to score in Game 1 probably did in the Giants)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 10, 2016, 11:45:55 PM
get out your gore, sf yost.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 10, 2016, 11:47:08 PM
Are there any not gross al teams left?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 10, 2016, 11:50:49 PM
not having a fast player on the bench has to be the stupidest feeling in the world.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:00:35 AM
i'm glad the giants are winning, but at the same time disappointed that they weren't punished for being so slow.  baseball can be a cruel game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:01:32 AM
maybe the player that got the hit is fast.  i will cling to that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:07:55 AM
crawford is at least medium fast.  good for him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:13:43 AM
panik medium fast too.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:14:28 AM
you've convinced me to watch, sys.  please provide your posts in spanish for our mutual practice
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:16:31 AM
i take it back about crawford being medium fast.  what a coward.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:17:23 AM
i suck at spanish now.  sorry, tobias.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:19:03 AM
that's ok.  i'll catch a soccer game later in the week or something
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:21:34 AM
que ridiculo
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:22:32 AM
this giants pitcher looks like the bay area
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:23:23 AM
is rizzo a pen name for baseball players?  seems like there's a million of them
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:25:35 AM
that's a good thought, tobias.  i bet it is.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:26:34 AM
what a stupid way for these last innings to go.  it's all just a bunch of hitting and slow people.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:27:10 AM
my immediate work is with predominantly italian americans and i have yet to meet a rizzo.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:27:27 AM
apparently baseball is a really stupid game when you don't play it 2015 royals style.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:28:28 AM
apparently baseball is a really stupid game when you don't play it 2015 royals style.

it's not even the same sport.  i don't really care for it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:28:53 AM
my immediate work is with predominantly italian americans and i have yet to meet a rizzo.

maybe all the rizzos have to play baseball and it's not a nom de plume at all and also that's why you never see them at work.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:30:21 AM
a throwback to the carpenters, smiths, et al?  maybe baseball isn't so dumb
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:31:37 AM
hmm, guess it's something about "curly".  is that baseball slang?  there's crooked numbers and stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:32:33 AM
if crawford hadn't been so cowardly the giants would have already won this game, but now we have to go into extra innings (prolly) and apparently neither of these teams even have pinch runners.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:33:43 AM
curly is probably what they call curveballs in italian.  so the original rizzos were pitchers, it sounds like.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:33:56 AM
i like the look of these giants
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:35:09 AM
ill be damned if that wasn't some good defense
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:38:15 AM
not having any pinch runners when you let pitchers hit is by far the best reason for designated hitters. but it somehow never gets brought up in the discussions of how come the national league sucks.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:41:02 AM
dyson would have been kicking his feet up high behind his legs like he does to slow down so he doesn't overrun the ball when he caught that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:42:32 AM
they are assuredly sadists
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:43:00 AM
it's like if emo was allowed to run half of baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 12:43:37 AM
cowardford gets another chance?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 12:59:14 AM
i don't think i have the patience to just sit here and wait until someone finally hits a home run.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:00:22 AM
am i imagining it, or are most of these pitchers former royals?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:03:45 AM
I've been watching this game since the 9th inning, no way I'm giving up now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:06:03 AM
i prefer the spelling more in another sport I follow.  pjanic
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:06:31 AM
at least it's one of the medium fast players on base.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:07:27 AM
but not fast enough to steal a base, apparently.  what a cowardly team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:08:41 AM
they are literally afraid of everything.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:09:01 AM
these selfish assholes
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:11:52 AM
i don't understand the point of being medium fast if you're too scared to play medium fast.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:14:44 AM
thank god baseball purists got overruled on that replay thing
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:15:05 AM
medium fast player making a medium fast play.   :cool:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:16:19 AM
with a Hosie beard, to boot
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:23:06 AM
the giants actually have a fair number of these medium fast players.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:24:27 AM
i hope it pays off like god intended
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:25:47 AM
i guess the reason no one ever talks about what medium speed do is because it never does anything.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:32:54 AM
this batter looks old AF
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:34:08 AM
i don't know his history but possibly what speed did?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:43:34 AM
this dude better score.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 01:44:31 AM
thank god
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 11, 2016, 01:44:51 AM
That game three of Sox v. Cleveland was really fun to watch. Its amazing how different watching sports is when your team.wins a crap ton. I literally didn't know which world series champs shirt to wear to men's league tennis tonight.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:45:09 AM
at least it wasn't a home run.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 11, 2016, 01:47:58 AM
If the giants had to draw a walk and steal and sac bunt to get their runs this game might have taken two days. I'm happy this postseason has teams that play the game the way it was meant to be played.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 11, 2016, 01:51:10 AM
These motherfucking guys are shitting on Maddon for going to Chapman in the eight. This is the crap I talked about last week with Showalter, rough ridin' baseball guy always has the right answers playing the rough ridin' result. It's infuriating, rough ridin' hypocrites.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 01:52:04 AM
it did take two days, mir.  it really did.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 06:37:29 AM
i guess the reason no one ever talks about what medium speed do is because it never does anything.

One of my faves
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: joda on October 11, 2016, 07:53:06 AM
I dislike that the Blue Jays moved on, but watching the smugness on all the faces down here get wiped away over the last week was enjoyable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 08:57:57 AM
Giants baby
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 08:58:25 AM
i am fully on board the blue jays train  :blindfold:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: ChiCat on October 11, 2016, 09:03:17 AM
My post season dreams are:
1)Ortiz have one last legendary moment
2)Blue Jays lose
3)Cubs play in as many elimination games as possible
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 11, 2016, 11:22:11 AM
i am fully on board the blue jays train  :blindfold:
Me too mocat, the world needs bat flips
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Gooch on October 11, 2016, 11:27:55 AM
i am fully on board the blue jays train  :blindfold:
Me too mocat, the world needs bat flips
That whole team is just so hateable tho.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:30:21 AM
These motherfucking guys are shitting on Maddon for going to Chapman in the eight. This is the crap I talked about last week with Showalter, rough ridin' baseball guy always has the right answers playing the rough ridin' result. It's infuriating, rough ridin' hypocrites.

Going to Chapman there was gutsy and I thought it was the smart play. Sometimes guys get hits.

If the giants had to draw a walk and steal and sac bunt to get their runs this game might have taken two days. I'm happy this postseason has teams that play the game the way it was meant to be played.

Delicious.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 11:38:38 AM
i am fully on board the blue jays train  :blindfold:

Not surprised
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 12:47:30 PM
Typical chodecat
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 01:59:57 PM
Sports are more fun with a villain. Go Blue Jays.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 02:01:08 PM
Also, this is great:

https://theringer.com/we-had-to-invent-a-new-metric-to-properly-appreciate-the-cubs-84f371e73b90#.t131ljvvg (https://theringer.com/we-had-to-invent-a-new-metric-to-properly-appreciate-the-cubs-84f371e73b90#.t131ljvvg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:24:21 PM
Giants  :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:25:58 PM
these giants have me watching baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:28:43 PM
Tobias guess who is gonna start NLDS Game 5 for our Giants
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:29:19 PM
Hint: his name means HOT SEX in spanish I think
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:30:06 PM
Hint: his name also means HOT SEX in English
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2016, 10:30:35 PM
Cubs fans should probably watch game 7 of the 2014 World Series to prep for how this movie ends.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:31:07 PM
I didn't finish the game last night but I plan on finishing this one guys
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 10:31:27 PM
I always forget that baseball happening, thx for the heads up d00ds
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:31:53 PM
Hint: He got 19 straight outs in ALDS game 5 last year.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:33:50 PM
Hint: He has the same initials as the Lord.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:36:17 PM
Hint: He has the same initials as the Lord.

How are we supposed to know which lord you recognize :confused:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:37:24 PM
well I gave other hints TBT
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:37:38 PM
Could be Y for Yahweh or MIAIAMIH for Muhammad or like a million others
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:38:07 PM
Well I give up
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:39:10 PM
(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/6/4/6/153852646/100715_kc_cueto_shimmy_med_b0ime6ad.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:39:41 PM
Now I'm worried I jinxed it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:40:43 PM
Guys this game is getting too late at night
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:40:56 PM
This is getting dicey
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:43:43 PM
what i wouldn't give to have Herrera on the mound right now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:44:04 PM
hi cartier.  i knew that of course and I'm pretty excited for it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:44:22 PM
Zobrist is a stud
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:45:07 PM
I hate u cf3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:45:49 PM
They're through the meat of the order
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:46:26 PM
we're ok kim
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:47:24 PM
I hate u cf3

i'd argue if i could
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:48:18 PM
we're ok kim

That is definitely not true
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:49:37 PM
i hate me
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:49:43 PM
I'm a Dodgers fan now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:49:47 PM
I think I figured it out CF3, it's not Cueto
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:50:54 PM
I'm ready for another night :excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:51:26 PM
I'm going to bed if this thing goes extras
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:51:57 PM
he should try throwing it to the first base dude next time
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2016, 10:52:23 PM
LOL
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2016, 10:52:55 PM
I'm going to bed if this thing goes extras

Yea 'bias has this covered
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 10:53:03 PM
It's bad luck to take out a starter after 8 IP without letting him face at least one guy in the 9th IMO
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:53:48 PM
I mean Fanning is openly rooting for the cubs on twitter. what a joke most royals fans are.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 10:54:28 PM
These cubbies have "it"
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 10:54:45 PM
He's new $ and just jumps on any bandwagon available
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 10:57:53 PM
cf3 if you have it in your heart you should probably apologize to kim
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:59:10 PM
i'm embarassed for the sport of baseball
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 10:59:43 PM
cf3 if you have it in your heart you should probably apologize to kim

agreed. i'm v sorry kim.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:01:13 PM
I'm all in on the Dodgers now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:03:36 PM
It makes me sick Royals fans are rooting for the Cubs. Sick to me gut.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:05:07 PM
Royals fans are idiots
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 11:05:19 PM
Should have kept zobrist
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:05:56 PM
Nice job Ryan lafbevrve for 3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:06:38 PM
That was quite unbelievable
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 11, 2016, 11:07:04 PM
Biggest choke job in MLB postseason history
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:08:21 PM
Nice job Ryan lafbevrve for 3

yeah I'm the moron with a size 8 7/8 hat that was changing pitchers 37 times in the 9th inning
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:09:11 PM
He really should have left Moore in considering they don't have a lockdown closer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 11:10:01 PM
Well, shoot yeah!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 11, 2016, 11:10:48 PM
 :billdance:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:11:12 PM
we're Dodgers fans now, if they get eliminated then it's a complete dumpster fire of garbage teams
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:12:39 PM
who do we have going in Game 5 on the hill Kim
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:13:16 PM
are the dodgers the team that Andy guy I never unfollowed is always tweeting about?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:13:45 PM
are the dodgers the team that Andy guy I never unfollowed is always tweeting about?

he's the Dodgers Kellis now
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:14:18 PM
you guys can ask me anything if you need inside scoop on the dodgers
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:15:05 PM
our Kellis is Rustin, and the Dodgers have Puig and Adrian Gonzalez and an amazing stadium. why am I not 100% Dodgers again? sheesh
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:15:34 PM
who do we have going in Game 5 on the hill Kim

Late bloomer rich hill
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:16:00 PM
I predict a big game for my guy Cory Seagar.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:16:19 PM
our Kellis is Rustin, and the Dodgers have Puig and Adrian Gonzalez and an amazing stadium. why am I not 100% Dodgers again? sheesh

you are
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:18:19 PM
what team gets to kick the cubs' dicks in?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:18:53 PM
what team gets to kick the cubs' dicks in?

dodgers bro
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:19:01 PM
The Dodgers are sexy af in every way but they suck in the postseason. They are the complete opposite of the Wisconsin badgers basketball team
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:19:08 PM
Honestly, I wanted the Dodgers all along I just thought the Giants had the secret sauce
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:20:35 PM
The Dodgers are sexy af in every way but they suck in the postseason. They are the complete opposite of the Wisconsin badgers basketball team

stupid coach or what?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:21:07 PM
he said every way tobias.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:21:26 PM
We need hill to dig deep and find some of that magic he had in the regular season
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:22:05 PM
They have a new coach this year so maybe they figure it out
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:22:14 PM
The Dodgers are sexy af in every way but they suck in the postseason. They are the complete opposite of the Wisconsin badgers basketball team

stupid coach or what?

They got a new coach this year  :lynchmob:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:22:45 PM
Their main problem is kershaw gets a case of the Prices in the postseason
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:22:56 PM
i feel like this is our time
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:23:56 PM
Their main problem is kershaw gets a case of the Prices in the postseason

i actually get this reference.  disheartening.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:24:55 PM
Just look into andre ethier's kind eyes
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:25:44 PM
Who's your guy kim?  Turner and his giant red face?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:25:54 PM
can we talk about the fact that we have to wait until thursday and that the game is at stupid 4pm?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:26:23 PM
My guess is it's Joc.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 11, 2016, 11:31:02 PM
can we talk about the fact that we have to wait until thursday and that the game is at stupid 4pm?

MLB is forcing all non-cubs games into day games. the mlb is in the pocket of the cubs, and I wouldn't be surprised if the umps are in on this
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 11, 2016, 11:31:49 PM
arod is v good as an analyst
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 11, 2016, 11:33:54 PM
I'm all cubbies but the dodges are a good backup plan
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 11, 2016, 11:35:41 PM
hope your face has a good backup plan loser
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 11, 2016, 11:41:19 PM
any of you posters that are americans will be rooting for the team from our great nation's capital, as i will be.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 11, 2016, 11:52:51 PM
any of you posters that are americans will be rooting for the team from our great nation's capital, as i will be.

Lmao that's gross
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 11, 2016, 11:57:20 PM
Red baseball teams are pretty gross sys, have you thought this through?
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: bones129 on October 12, 2016, 12:04:02 AM
arod is v good as an analyst

He was excellent in postseason last year, also.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 07:11:01 AM
I'm all cubbies but the dodges are a good backup plan

just like fanning
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 12, 2016, 07:21:11 AM
any of you posters that are americans will be rooting for the team from our great nation's capital, as i will be.
That team is "from" French Canadia, so no
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 12, 2016, 07:36:44 AM
Classic script font with dark blue.

Our NL brethren.

Go Dodgers!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 08:49:19 AM
uh, let's think, hmm, I wonder if the Dodgers employed a man for like 70 years who is more patriotic than the entire Nationals organization combined.

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 08:50:20 AM
"the daughter... of Hugo Chavez... HELLO! anyway..." :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 12, 2016, 09:16:30 AM
(http://goEMAW.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/royalsdodgers.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: MakeItRain on October 12, 2016, 11:28:56 AM
(http://goEMAW.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/royalsdodgers.gif)

Don't do that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 01:03:03 PM
Feels good to know I root for the more historic, tradition rich baseball team in the AL, and the same in the NL
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2016, 01:18:09 PM
Feels good to know I root for the more historic, tradition rich baseball team in the AL, and the same in the NL

can you imagine a WS between these two blue bloods? a booth visit during the top of the 4th between Denny and Vin? wow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 01:21:35 PM
Feels good to know I root for the more historic, tradition rich baseball team in the AL, and the same in the NL

can you imagine a WS between these two blue bloods? a booth visit during the top of the 4th between Denny and Vin? wow

yordano pitching to puig might break the internet
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2016, 01:25:27 PM
soria giving up a 600 foot joc-bomb? wow. would pay to watch.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 01:27:46 PM
lets leave soria out of this fantasy
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2016, 01:36:36 PM
lets leave soria out of this fantasy

it would IRL go to i-70 tho
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 01:41:43 PM
has any player ever looked as good as Strawberry in a Dodgers uniform did?

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/eb/1c/06/eb1c06ce61ed01abd440ea0b6c0b5c8c.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 12, 2016, 01:43:17 PM
True story, I went to a game at dodger stadium one time
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2016, 02:41:29 PM
True story, I went to a game at dodger stadium one time

me2, was great. it's like just buried in an old neighborhood on a hill!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 12, 2016, 02:42:46 PM
it would be like if kauffman was crammed into 17th and summit
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 12, 2016, 02:45:15 PM
Really, my only problem with the Dodgers is when their fans beat/kill people after games. Other than that we're good.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 12, 2016, 02:46:58 PM
oh good grief don't sweat the small stuff _FAN
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 12, 2016, 03:20:32 PM
Small stuff
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 12, 2016, 04:06:11 PM
Javy Baez is pretty close to being my favorite non-Royal

Speed, defense, power and celebrations.  Truly the total package.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/that-was-the-week-of-javier-baez/
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 09:54:15 AM
game day

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/65/14/04/651404f1725133d50ad7f2686e5a26d7.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 08:56:43 PM
HELL YES CF3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2016, 09:03:30 PM
Daniel Murphy can't field ground balls, hopefully the dodgers know that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:05:09 PM
This is a disaster so far
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:12:26 PM
These playoffs couldn't be going any worse
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 13, 2016, 09:13:22 PM
The same could be said about your posting
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 09:15:21 PM
will take :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:19:38 PM
Sorry, not a balk
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:43:20 PM
Joc u stud
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 09:50:59 PM
when the nationals ran into that out at home  :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2016, 09:51:24 PM
What an incredibly embarrassing at bat
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:53:11 PM
What a disaster
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 09:53:38 PM
we can still win this game, i really believe that.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 09:55:59 PM
 :ksu:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 09:56:25 PM
The dodgers have taken out half of their lineup
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 09:59:46 PM
our manager used too many pitchers and it's cost us.  a good manager should use no more than one per inning.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 10:04:23 PM
The dodgers have taken out half of their lineup

and not used their best player
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 10:06:23 PM
Some teams know how to do facial hair and our Dodgers are probably BITB at it
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:07:07 PM
This isn't your grandpas Dodgers team
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 10:08:01 PM
i don't believe we're going to win anymore.  this is a national disaster.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 13, 2016, 10:10:27 PM
The dodgers might have what it takes to bring down the Cubs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 10:12:05 PM
our guys :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:17:36 PM
There's still a lot of baseball left u guys
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:19:36 PM
MFer
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:21:06 PM
Lead off walks ruin lives
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:21:47 PM
Unreal
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 10:24:38 PM
america's team!  no matter how their manager betrays them, no matter the insults and dishonesty of the refs, no matter how the privileged classes root against them, they're still out there playing, fighting for you and me.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 10:25:25 PM
the heroism of that one guy.  what a job out of him.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:26:12 PM
That pitch was so bad
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 10:28:19 PM
hey kim i killed cartier so hopefully we're ok
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 10:31:02 PM
if we had a gore, this game would be tied already.  but no, our idiot manager wants forty thousand pitchers instead of a fast man that can win you a ball game.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 10:31:05 PM
you wish

(https://media.giphy.com/media/MZ9nZGQn1nqBG/200.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:32:47 PM
Not again
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 10:33:25 PM
c u l8er
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 10:35:59 PM
The Dodgers shouldn't have pinch hit for urias.  That was dumb.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 10:43:27 PM
:cool:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 10:44:30 PM
very disappointing.  we will regret not having the speed to take advantage of the opportunities that were created, i fear.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:07:12 PM
(https://aos.iacpublishinglabs.com/question/aq/700px-394px/names-five-fingers-hand_73c58ee37e4662e0.jpg?domain=cx.aos.ask.com)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 13, 2016, 11:08:01 PM
literally every play in baseball shows you how important speed is, yet these idiots still insist on playing slow people.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:09:39 PM
(http://zukababy.com/wp-content/uploads/noah-pearce-four-fingers.jpg)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:14:31 PM
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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:15:00 PM
I'm ignoring cartier tonight btw
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:19:15 PM
Plz don't put kershaw in
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:24:00 PM
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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:33:27 PM
son of a bitch
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:33:51 PM
This crap cray
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:34:05 PM
i swear to god if i find out who you are irl i will fight you cf3
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:37:40 PM
NL baseball is so stupid
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:42:19 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:43:33 PM
cartier u wanna party
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:44:06 PM
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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:44:39 PM
We did it u guys
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:45:01 PM
We showed a lot of heart tonight
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 13, 2016, 11:45:49 PM
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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 13, 2016, 11:46:24 PM
We showed a lot of heart tonight

you're god damn right kim
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:49:50 PM
I can't wait to beat the Cubs.  Those guys are such losers.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 13, 2016, 11:52:11 PM
Remember when the Cubs got swept in the nlcs last year?  Lmao
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Tobias on October 14, 2016, 12:01:03 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 14, 2016, 12:32:29 AM
Was pulling hard for the dodges tonight. eff Daniel Murphy lol what a loser
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: sys on October 14, 2016, 12:45:47 PM
with america's team out, i'm all in on canada's team.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 14, 2016, 12:48:20 PM
the NL teams left are infinitely sexier than the AL teams
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Brock Landers on October 14, 2016, 01:13:45 PM
I would like to see a Cubs - Jays series with the Cubs demolishing their stupid Canadian faces but Joey Bats still has like 8 home runs.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: 8manpick on October 14, 2016, 02:40:29 PM
the NL teams left are infinitely sexier than the AL teams
I would like to see a Cubs - Jays series with the Cubs demolishing their stupid Canadian faces but Joey Bats still has like 8 home runs.

(http://m.mlb.com/images/6/3/8/154473638/101415_tor_bats_batflip_lowres_gjvlzoc9.gif)

(http://m.mlb.com/images/3/4/0/154471340/101415_tor_edwin_homer_lo_tvj8xl7o.gif)
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: star seed 7 on October 14, 2016, 03:13:51 PM
I don't like good things happening to pieces of human garbage so I hope the blue jays die some horrible way
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2016, 03:30:56 PM
I would love a Dodgers/Jays WS. Ultimate Good vs Evil matchup.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 14, 2016, 03:42:46 PM
i want toronto to sweep cleveland and also i want a nail biting 7 game dodgers v cubs death match, wow
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2016, 03:44:32 PM
I'd rather switch that. 4 game Dodger sweep bay bee
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 04:19:46 PM
The fact mocat is on team Canada is just so perfect :lol:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: mocat on October 14, 2016, 04:22:11 PM
maybe the 3rd time you post it someone will laugh with you tbt!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 14, 2016, 04:24:14 PM
I say D.

I say D-O

Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: kim carnes on October 14, 2016, 04:47:28 PM
 Here's what needs to happen:

1. Dodgers sweep the Cubs
2. Dodgers sweep whatever gross team comes out of the AL
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Chingon on October 14, 2016, 04:56:06 PM
Here's what needs to happen:

1. Dodgers sweep the Cubs
2. Dodgers sweep whatever gross team comes out of the AL
Kim you are wise.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 14, 2016, 05:09:04 PM
id rather it not be a sweep.  I want them to come as close as possible to a World Series birth and then have it snatched away.
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 06:43:09 PM
maybe the 3rd time you post it someone will laugh with you tbt!

See the thing is I don't need outside acceptance or agreement to feel fine.  To each their own tho :cheers:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 07:17:08 PM
First of many K's for joey buttface
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 09:00:48 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 09:35:41 PM
First of many K's for joey buttface

:love: :love: :love:

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Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: wetwillie on October 14, 2016, 09:41:55 PM
I don't think Cleveland has a single likeable player on the team outside of maybe Lindor
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 09:49:26 PM
I don't think Cleveland has a single likeable player on the team outside of maybe Lindor

and toronto does?  :confused:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 14, 2016, 09:54:11 PM
great first game, hopefully we have 3 more just like this  :thumbs:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Shooter Jones on October 14, 2016, 11:13:34 PM
I don't think Cleveland has a single likeable player on the team outside of maybe Lindor

Coco
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: Shooter Jones on October 14, 2016, 11:16:35 PM
(http://mit.zenfs.com/121/2011/04/Coco1.jpg)

 :love:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2016, 05:51:51 PM
2 outs to go guys!
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2016, 05:53:34 PM
1 to go :excited:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2016, 05:54:18 PM
We are up 2-0 guys! :Woot:
Title: Re: MLB master thread(non-Royals related) (lower division thread)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2016, 05:56:19 PM </