General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:37 pm

I like how he just declares something, like, "baseball is losing its popularity," as if it simply is so.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:48 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I like how he just declares something, like, "baseball is losing its popularity," as if it simply is so.


"Personal anecdotes/bias projected as accepted fact" is at the root of most terrible sports journalism
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Postby Backtobanks » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:39 am

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Sammy Sofa wrote:I like how he just declares something, like, "baseball is losing its popularity," as if it simply is so.


"Personal anecdotes/bias projected as accepted fact" is at the root of most terrible sports journalism


Yeah, baseball is so unpopular that owners are quick to sell because they're losing so much money. :-"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 pm



Just to spell that out again, if, for instance, the Cubs hold off the Brewers in the NL Central and Milwaukee earns the top wild-card spot, and the Dodgers, Rockies and Cardinals wind up in a three-way tie for the two remaining spots, the Rockies’ schedule could look like this:

Sept. 21-30: 10 straight games to end the regular season.
Oct. 1: Play the Dodgers in L.A. for the NL West pennant.
Oct. 2 (If they lose Game 163): On to St. Louis to play for a wild card.
Oct. 3 (If they win in St. Louis): In Milwaukee for NL wild-card game.
Oct. 4 (If they beat the Brewers): Chicago for Game 1 of the NLDS.


Me too, Ted.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:20 pm



Will it last?


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Tomczyk is concerned with what he believes is an increasing number of players entering professional baseball with elbow injuries or having already had Tommy John surgery. “What jumps out to me is the draft,” Tomczyk said. “I think we are seeing [effects] of the year-round player, and more and more [youth players] are getting the surgery.


Yeah, I'm concerned about this as well. So many young pitchers are getting this surgery in HS. Velo keeps increasing and pitchers keep throwing at maximum effort.

I will say maybe with starters going fewer innings and an adherence to a strict pitch count that this will help reduce it at the big league level.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Since 1950, there have been 20 10 fWAR batting seasons. Trout and Betts are both at 9.1 fWAR in only 129 games.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:17 pm

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Postby The Logan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Holy horsefeathers that is awful
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:00 pm

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Postby bukie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 pm

Good old "finders keepers"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 pm

"we were told there was only 1 being made". boy, you really got the boston red sox by the short hairs there, will hunting
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:"we were told there was only 1 being made". boy, you really got the boston red sox by the short hairs there, will hunting

Affleck, Damon and Wahlberg are probably fighting over the rights to this story to make it in to a movie as we speak
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:30 pm

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I feel like the team probably would give them tickets or something... but this guy sounds like such a douche with his "we need to negotiate here"... uhh no you don't. This is not your property. You have to give it back.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:54 pm

Also... they stopped the car and ran across traffic to pick up the banner before they knew what it was? This seems sketchy...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:09 am

Ah yes, the ol' "it fell off a truck" story. Been a while since I heard that one.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:51 am

We once had a guy that worked in the stocking warehouse for one of our customers call our distributor claiming he found a piece of equipment worth $5000 on the side of the highway. “Must have fell off the truck.” He wanted a finders fee of $1000 or “half.” We called the sheriff.

Of course the serial number showed that it was delivered to his place of work.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:55 am

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:28 pm

mine was better, and earlier
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby soccer10k » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Chris Davis has a -2.9 fWAR this year. It’s tied for the ninth worst since 1900.

He’s due $23M per year through the 2022 season.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:08 am

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A fitting tribute to Mark Reynolds
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TMan92 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:44 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:"we were told there was only 1 being made". boy, you really got the boston red sox by the short hairs there, will hunting

Affleck, Damon and Wahlberg are probably fighting over the rights to this story to make it in to a movie as we speak


I was wondering which one was good at math
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby soccer10k » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 am

The Yankees have 247 home runs this year with 10 games to play. They're on pace for 263 and the record is 264. They play Baltimore, Tampa and Boston. Even though they can't win the division, they're only 1.5 games up on the A's for the first wild card and I assume they don't want to play in Oakland on a Wednesday and then in Boston on a Friday if they win so they should be playing their normal lineup for at least the next few days.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:35 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:15 am

Weird that Dave Kaplan is sensitive to criticism of a man who was terrible at his job, actively avoided learning how the game works to make himself better, and whose only case for sticking around seemed to be corporate politics and inertia.
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