General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Discussion about other teams, non-cubs players, baseball history, sabr vs scouting, etc.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Only 974 people attended the White Sox-Rays game in Chicago on Monday.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2769 ... rate-field
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:36 pm

Banedon wrote:Only 974 people attended the White Sox-Rays game in Chicago on Monday.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2769 ... rate-field


Nice low interest at Guaranteed Rate!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:Only 974 people attended the White Sox-Rays game in Chicago on Monday.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2769 ... rate-field


Nice low interest at Guaranteed Rate!


Oh horsefeathers I'm stealing this
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:37 pm

GREAT job with this one, idiots.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:04 pm

The whole Mickey Callaway is a genius baseball man and the reason the Mets are good again narrative is annoying. Not saying he isn’t better than Collins and a good manager (I think he is), but it’s mostly just luck he took over at the right time during their injury sequencing timeline that almost everyone is healthy at the same time more than anything. This is basically the same team they’ve had since 2014-15.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby bcl412 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Mickey Callaway is a 40 year old man and not a player from the 20’s?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby mul21 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:05 pm

bcl412 wrote:Mickey Callaway is a 40 year old man and not a player from the 20’s?


Other acceptable answers: Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz, Depression era gangster from Chicago.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:09 pm

mul21 wrote:
bcl412 wrote:Mickey Callaway is a 40 year old man and not a player from the 20’s?


Other acceptable answers: Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz, Depression era gangster from Chicago.


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby bcl412 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:46 pm

When I googled him I expected an old man in a Mr Burns Homer at the Bat outfit
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 pm

bcl412 wrote:Mickey Callaway is a 40 year old man and not a player from the 20’s?


I always think semi-pro boxer with a worried wife, a youg son, and all they live close to either her mother or sister. That or a man who has seen and had enough of this horsefeathers (which could be anything).
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:02 am

So I was bored tonight because horsefeathering weather so I was thinking about baseball a lot and how much my life has changed now that Theo decided to become a part of it. Naturally, Javy had a lot to do with it, which lead to the other guys like KB and Schwarber, etc. and how impressive it was that an organization was able to have a MLB roster with 5 guys from consecutive drafts (Javy 11-Happ '15). Are there many other notable groups out there?

I was impressed by the Royals' string of bros:

Billy Butler '04
Alex Gordon '05
Luke Hochevar '06
Mike Moustakas '07
Eric Hosmer '08
Aaron Crow '09

Not only did they all play together in 2012, but over their time there 5/6 made the All Star team. Pretty good. Anyway, horsefeathers this weather and making me have to "watch" basketball.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 am

In a 4 year span, the Nats drafted Strasburg, Harper, Rendon, Goodwin, Storen, and Giolito in the first/supplemental first round.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:26 pm

Another one. I overlooked them cause for some reason I thought Giolito never played with the others but looks like he got in a handful of games in 2016.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby The Logan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm

I remember being envious of the O's farm system in the late 2000's. Of course, their stellar pitching prospects never really panned out because their player development is hot garbage, but at the time I thought their farm system was going to put them in the hunt for the World Series year in and year out when they all made it up together.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 pm

it looks like he aged 15 years from the first mets picture to the next.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:40 pm

horsefeathers, it looks like he aged 20 damn years between the first two photos.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:08 pm

the 2nd one was taken after he ate the guy in the 1st
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 pm

At least one of those is Andre the Giant
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:02 am

It’s fun to just watch the chin(s)
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby cl smooth » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 pm

i can't recall seeing a larger strike zone in a baseball game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW8YkRiRUBw

some of these pitches are a good 6-12 inches off the plate!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:48 pm

This is cool as hell:

https://deadspin.com/francisco-lindor-d ... 1825341809

It's so dumb that Florida inexplicably has 2 baseball teams and PR has none.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:This is cool as hell:

https://deadspin.com/francisco-lindor-d ... 1825341809

It's so dumb that Florida inexplicably has 2 baseball teams and PR has none.

Let’s play more April games in San Juan


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby squally1313 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:06 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:This is cool as hell:

https://deadspin.com/francisco-lindor-d ... 1825341809

It's so dumb that Florida inexplicably has 2 baseball teams and PR has none.

Let’s play more April games in San Juan


Hell yea.


At this point, let's just have all the April Cubs games played down there. Give us an in with all the prospects growing up there, give Wrigley another month to get ready so they aren't rushing construction up until the last minute, and let the dongs commence early. If we can sell out Spring Training games in March, we can get a bunch of Cubs fans down to PR in April.

(Kidding. Mostly.)
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:20 pm

Man, put at least a team in PR, the DR, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama...hell, get Cuba in on this action.
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