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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Sep 2017, 19:21

sloopjohnc wrote:The Dodgers have to be feeling it a little as the Diamondbacks are a likely first round playoff opponent.


Doesn't matter in the slightest.

If they play as well as they've played most of the year, there's nobody that can beat them.

If they play as badly as they've played recently, anybody can.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Sep 2017, 18:39

I hope the Dodgers are the '69 Cubs and the Diamondbacks pass them like the Amazin' Mets of that year. That would make me happy.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 06 Sep 2017, 18:59

And I hope the Giants keep playing like the '62 Mets.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby Still Baron » 07 Sep 2017, 00:24

I hope my guys keep hitting like the ... '27 Yankees?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fan ... 3bdd53e2cd

:shock:
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby Jumper K » 08 Sep 2017, 13:31

Still Baron wrote:I hope my guys keep hitting like the ... '27 Yankees?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fan ... 3bdd53e2cd

:shock:

What have you done to Cam Maybin? Years of crap with us, now looks great.

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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby Still Baron » 08 Sep 2017, 13:54

Jumper K wrote:
Still Baron wrote:I hope my guys keep hitting like the ... '27 Yankees?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fan ... 3bdd53e2cd

:shock:

What have you done to Cam Maybin? Years of crap with us, now looks great.


I know! I was expecting a good pinch runner and he went on and won two ballgames!
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby Jumper K » 08 Sep 2017, 14:07

Still Baron wrote:
Jumper K wrote:
Still Baron wrote:I hope my guys keep hitting like the ... '27 Yankees?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fan ... 3bdd53e2cd

:shock:

What have you done to Cam Maybin? Years of crap with us, now looks great.


I know! I was expecting a good pinch runner and he went on and won two ballgames!

Wanker! :D

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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby Still Baron » 08 Sep 2017, 14:38

Hopefully he keeps wanking!

Here's something about him from today's papers . . .
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/ ... 181500.php
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 19:23

toomanyhatz wrote:And I hope the Giants keep playing like the '62 Mets.


:lol:

I wish. Where's Marv Throneberry when you need him.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Sep 2017, 19:55

There is a (possibly apocrypha) story of Marv Throneberry getting an award for the Mets' "Most Inspirational Player' or something like that. Supposedly the trophy was gently tossed to him.

He dropped it. :lol:
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Sep 2017, 21:17

toomanyhatz wrote:There is a (possibly apocrypha) story of Marv Throneberry getting an award for the Mets' "Most Inspirational Player' or something like that. Supposedly the trophy was gently tossed to him.

He dropped it. :lol:


That's an old Casey Stengel story. He managed the Mets that year.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Sep 2017, 17:00

Giants and Dodgers have series. LA is only team to win and lose 15 out of 16 in one season.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Sep 2017, 21:11

Dodger fans, Ned Colletti has written a book. Do you really want to relive the Frank McCord years?
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Sep 2017, 17:09

Wow, I just read that Raul Mondesi was convicted in his native DR for political corruption. 8 year sentence.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Sep 2017, 17:15

300 strikeout seasons since 1901

Since 1901.

Nolan Ryan, 1973 (383 strikeouts)
Sandy Koufax, 1965 (382 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 2001 (372 strikeouts)
Nolan Ryan, 1974 (367 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 1999 (364 strikeouts)
Rube Waddell, 1904 (349 strikeouts)
Bob Feller, 1946 (348 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 2000 (347 strikeouts)
Nolan Ryan, 1977 (341 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 2002 (334 strikeouts)
Nolan Ryan, 1972 (329 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 1998 (329 strikeouts)
Nolan Ryan, 1976 (327 strikeouts)
Sam McDowell, 1965 (325 strikeouts)
Curt Schilling, 1997 (319 strikeouts)
Sandy Koufax, 1966 (317 strikeouts)
Curt Schilling, 2002 (316 strikeouts)
Walter Johnson, 1910 (313 strikeouts)
J.R. Richard, 1979 (313 strikeouts)
Pedro Martinez, 1999 (313 strikeouts)
Steve Carlton, 1972 (310 strikeouts)
Mickey Lolich, 1971 (308 strikeouts)
Randy Johnson, 1993 (308 strikeouts)
Sandy Koufax, 1963 (306 strikeouts)
Mike Scott, 1986 (306 strikeouts)
Pedro Martinez, 1997 (305 strikeouts)
Sam McDowell, 1970 (304 strikeouts)
Walter Johnson, 1912 (303 strikeouts)
J.R. Richard, 1978 (303 strikeouts)
Rube Waddell, 1903 (302 strikeouts)
Vida Blue, 1971 (301 strikeouts)
Nolan Ryan, 1989 (301 strikeouts)
Clayton Kershaw, 2015 (301 strikeouts)
Chris Sale, 2017 (300 strikeouts and counting)
Getting hit by a pitch
Curt Schilling, 1998 (300 strikeouts)
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 22 Sep 2017, 17:49

Listening to sports talk radio, they had their regular interview with broadcaster, Mike Krukow, on protective netting.

If you've seen the Todd Frazier at bat from this week, you can tell that no one on either team wanted to play after a foul ball hit a little girl in the face.

Krukow said it's the worst fear a player has and said he didn't care if anyone's unhappy about it, there should be netting stretching down each base line.

I almost got hit once, but was paying attention. Watching a Giants game, Luis Gonzalez, hit a screamer down the third base line and I barely had time to get up as the ball hit the back of the seat behind me. I got the foul ball, but if I hadn't had been paying attention, I woulda got it for sure.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Sep 2017, 18:50

Even with the Giants being as lousy as they are this year, and even with the Dodgers taking their time to clinch the division, it STILL manages to come down to a Giants/Dodgers series. This time it's in LA. But the last series they play against each other always matters somehow in the standings, even if one team isn't sniffing the playoffs. I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME. This makes at least 10 years in a row.

Greatest rivalry in sports. There are MANY years in which Yankees/Red Sox has been meaningless. Giants/Dodgers pretty much never is.
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Re: Baseball 2017

Postby sloopjohnc » 23 Sep 2017, 16:44

toomanyhatz wrote:Even with the Giants being as lousy as they are this year, and even with the Dodgers taking their time to clinch the division, it STILL manages to come down to a Giants/Dodgers series. This time it's in LA. But the last series they play against each other always matters somehow in the standings, even if one team isn't sniffing the playoffs. I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME. This makes at least 10 years in a row.

Greatest rivalry in sports. There are MANY years in which Yankees/Red Sox has been meaningless. Giants/Dodgers pretty much never is.


Agree. Even in down years for either, there are lots of spoiler ramifications.
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