Our National Pastime

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Kolohe » 30 Oct 2013, 23:25

Ok, can we crown a new evil empire now?
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Rachel » 30 Oct 2013, 23:36

Man, fuck the Red Sox and fuck Boston
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 31 Oct 2013, 00:06

Seriously that whole city can go to hell.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 13 Jan 2014, 20:20

One of the HoF voters voted for Hideo Nomo, but not Maddux or Glavine. Wtf?
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 11 Mar 2014, 15:58

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 16 Mar 2014, 17:27

Vin Scully really is magnificent at what he does.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 10 Jun 2014, 20:42

I walked into the hospital today wearing my Dodgers shirt and an old man said, "Brooklyn Dodgers, not LA. God dammit." Then he ended up in the elevator accosting me while listing Dodger greats, "Koufax, Campanella, Jackie Robinson. LA is nothing." His parting shot was, "Sandy Koufax is my guy, I'm Jewish." I was left speechless.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 10 Jun 2014, 20:43

Mo wrote:I walked into the hospital today wearing my Dodgers shirt and an old man said, "Brooklyn Dodgers, not LA. God dammit." Then he ended up in the elevator accosting me while listing Dodger greats, "Koufax, Campanella, Jackie Robinson. LA is nothing." His parting shot was, "Sandy Koufax is my guy, I'm Jewish." I was left speechless.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 11 Jun 2014, 12:30

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What a throw by Cepedes
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 19 Jun 2014, 10:05

Is there a worse way to be denied a perfect game than an error? 0 BB and 0 H and a crappy throw by your SS is what prevents you from being perfect. Ugh.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Kolohe » 19 Jun 2014, 10:06

Mo wrote:Is there a worse way to be denied a perfect game than an error?
Yes, an umpire's missed call.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 16 Jul 2014, 09:28

I thought it was odd that Jeter* had as many hits in the ASG as he usually gets in a week, it turns out Wainwright may have grooved a couple of pitches for the Cap.

Also, I'm not sure what's better here, the batter flipping his lid or Rodney's pose.

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* Did you know he was retiring? I had no idea
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 31 Jul 2014, 20:29

Gotta find a way to keep busy in those extra innings.

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Warren » 01 Aug 2014, 01:30

Hugh Akston wrote:Gotta find a way to keep busy in those extra innings.

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Holy moly. When I was a wee lad growing up in the Chicago suburbs, I attended the occasional Cubs game. Always sat in the cheap seats in left field. During the 7th inning stretch, me and my friend would gather up empty cups and wedge them into the chain link just like that.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 14 May 2015, 22:28

I think I found the item that will lead to my divorce.

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 27 May 2015, 20:11

The Dodgers traded for a guy originally signed by the Expos ... and he's only 27.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by JasonL » 28 May 2015, 13:34

Mo wrote:The Dodgers traded for a guy originally signed by the Expos ... and he's only 27.
I don't watch baseball but this seems unpossible. I thought the Expos were a 1970's thing.

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 28 May 2015, 13:45

The Expos moved to DC in aught-four. In a related note: an exhibition series in Montreal this season drew 40,000+ in both games.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by dbcooper » 16 Jun 2015, 11:20

The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, for hacking into the internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 16 Jun 2015, 12:39

The Cards show the right way to hack.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 16 Jun 2015, 13:22

Hugh Akston wrote:The Expos moved to DC in aught-four. In a related note: an exhibition series in Montreal this season drew 40,000+ in both games.
Which is nice but does not a season, let alone season after season, of adequate attendance make. Arguably, if the Expos had been a better team they would have drawn a sufficient average attendance to make them more valuable in Montreal than in D.C., which had itself lost two teams over the years and, for all we know, could end up losing the Nats to a more profitable market someday, too.

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Andrew » 22 Jun 2015, 22:26

Is there any evidence yet that Pete Rose ever bet against himself or his team? If the answer is no, get over yourself, MLB.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 22 Jun 2015, 22:56

Andrew wrote:Is there any evidence yet that Pete Rose ever bet against himself or his team? If the answer is no, get over yourself, MLB.
He'll never be reinstated, let alone inducted into the Hall of Fame while he's alive, regardless. Now that there's new evidence he lied about betting on games while playing? No way, though maybe more because he's lied all along.

Rose did this to himself, never mind the hardly unblemished reputation of MLB, but he'll be in the Hall of Fame someday and, regardless, he's already in all the stat books. In some ways his is a more lasting story than many Hall of Famers long forgotten.

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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Mo » 22 Jun 2015, 23:00

Andrew wrote:Is there any evidence yet that Pete Rose ever bet against himself or his team? If the answer is no, get over yourself, MLB.
I disagree. Unless he bet on his team 162 games a season, betting on some games, but not others still taints it. He is more likely to go all in on games he has bet on at the expense of other games (e.g. burning through his bullpen or leaving his starters in longer to keep his bullpen fresh when he doesn't have money riding on the game). Not betting on his team in game 3 of a series after betting on games 1 and 2 of it is a signal to bookies and guys in the know.
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Re: Our National Pastime

Post by Hugh Akston » 22 Jun 2015, 23:17

On the one hand he's useful as a cautionary tale that being a superstar doesn't mean the league will look the other way when you break the rules. On the other hand the MLB does that all the time.
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