General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Discussion about other teams, non-cubs players, baseball history, sabr vs scouting, etc.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:39 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:50 pm

It's close, but I'm leaning a little more Kamehameha and a little less Hadouken on that Bour GIF
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:55 pm

You could be right... first question I'll ask if I ever meet Justin Bour.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:12 pm

35 hits? I'd be happy if I made contact 35 times.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:43 pm

In my prime, I'd venture a guess of 40-50. But now maybe 3 because I'd have to hit a gap to not be thrown out at first.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:50 pm

The last time I swung a bat, I made zero contact on straight 80 MPH fastballs

If I fouled a pitch off, whoever threw it should never hear the end
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:14 pm

Jake's way wrong, *but* he did play college ball and is only like a year out of school. So like if a normal person would get 5 he'd be probably get like 15.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:14 pm

95 pitchers got 20+ PA last year, 80 of them had a batting average higher than .053(35/650). Yes those guys are much better athletes and a chunk of them were hitters at a higher level than high school, but I think it's instructive that you're talking about a limitation that's as much a physical pass/fail than it is about particular skill. If you assume in that hypothetical that you're a pro baseball player who is working on their swing/bat speed/pitch recognition occupationally, I think there's plenty of regular joes who get 10-15, and a subset of regular folks with beyond HS experience and/or very good physical attributes(eyesight, twitch reaction) could probably get to 35.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:05 pm

Yes, there are certainly non pro athletes that could muster 35 hits, but if we're talking the average Joe, the median person is only getting on base because an errant pitch was rifled into their ribs.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:35 hits? I'd be happy if I made contact 35 times.


if i took 35 *swings* my body would crumple into dust
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:24 pm

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WrigleyField 22 wrote:35 hits? I'd be happy if I made contact 35 times.


if i took 35 *swings* my body would crumple into dust

Well even at 4 at bats a game, that's max just 12 swings a game, likely less as I'm frozen in fear most of the time. So I could work up to those 35 swings over a few games at least.

I'd have to not take BP though to reserve any strength for the ABs, though. At least until like mid season when I've developed some sort of core.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:54 pm



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So this was the original video/tweet. I guess it's an old clip? I've never seen it before and thought it was new...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:00 pm

how does this video get resubmitted on a monthly basis by clout chasers?
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Postby NonProfitCow » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:how does this video get resubmitted on a monthly basis by clout chasers?

That's what I was thinking.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:39 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:how does this video get resubmitted on a monthly basis by clout chasers?

That's what I was thinking.

...then you can explain what a clout chaser is?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:44 pm

Wrong user name?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:48 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
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jersey cubs fan wrote:how does this video get resubmitted on a monthly basis by clout chasers?

That's what I was thinking.

...then you can explain what a clout chaser is?



I'm referring to the people with a fairly large twitter following posting that video as if it was something they discovered, as an obvious ploy for retweets and likes. It's been around a long time, and in the past two weeks I've seen it presented as new by multiple people, despite personally avoiding twitter a great deal.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:19 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Wrong user name?

I think you are my least favorite internet person, and that is saying a whole hell of a lot.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:26 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I think you are my least favorite internet person, and that is saying a whole hell of a lot.


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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:38 pm

Daniel Bard has made the Rockies' roster. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and has issued 46 walks in his last 13 professional innings.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:16 am

Post Count Padder wrote:Daniel Bard has made the Rockies' roster. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and has issued 46 walks in his last 13 professional innings.


Didn't we have him in camp or on a minor league deal or something one year?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:44 am

Rob wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:Daniel Bard has made the Rockies' roster. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and has issued 46 walks in his last 13 professional innings.


Didn't we have him in camp or on a minor league deal or something one year?

Yep. Since being waived by the Red Sox, he's played for the Cubs, Rangers, Cubs again, Pirates, Cardinals, Mets and now Rockies.
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Postby chopsx9 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:11 pm

Regular Show wrote:Good stuff from NPB:


Good ol' Koskue. Never got that 20 million contract I guess.
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