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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Octavious » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:49 pm

I wonder if the Mets will ever win another game. This is just ridiculous at how bad their bullpen is.

*Edit* Saw this morning that they actually won one. Woo. Break out the fireworks! :lol:
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:29 pm

I am not a huge fan of the 2019 season thus far. Huge downgrade from 2018.

Though at least the Red Sox have upgraded from "abysmal" to "mediocre".

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:01 pm

El Guapo wrote:
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I am not a huge fan of the 2019 season thus far. Huge downgrade from 2018.

Though at least the Red Sox have upgraded from "abysmal" to "mediocre".
I'm so sorry that 4 games above .500 is unacceptable to you.

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:15 pm

Heck, the White Sox are 3-4 games below an I'm viewing that as Big Success.


And how 'bout that Giolito kid?

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:41 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:01 pm
El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:29 pm
I am not a huge fan of the 2019 season thus far. Huge downgrade from 2018.

Though at least the Red Sox have upgraded from "abysmal" to "mediocre".
I'm so sorry that 4 games above .500 is unacceptable to you.

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Over half the majors.
Hey, the people of Boston have expectations for their sports teams now.

Also I think ~ .500 would be pretty much the definition of 'mediocre'.

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Post by LordMortis » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:53 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
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Trivia: his dad was (is?) an Executive Producer at Electronic Arts.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 pm

Red Sox fans, how’s Big Papi doing?
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:24 pm

Lorini wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Red Sox fans, how’s Big Papi doing?
Seems to be recovering fine - as far as I know he should make a full recovery.

FWIW the current account is that the police think that the assassin was trying to kill Ortiz's cousin, who was sitting next to him.

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by pr0ner » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:37 pm

Tyler Skaggs of the LA Angels suddenly passed away today.
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Post by Jaymann » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:48 pm

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Tyler Skaggs of the LA Angels suddenly passed away today.
WTF?!? He was 27. No details yet.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:34 pm

Oof, that sucks.

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:55 pm

In cursive on his right triceps were the words “City of Angels.” On his right biceps was an unmistakable “LA” logo.

Growing up, he had visions of wearing blue and pitching at Dodger Stadium. He once was a 17-year-old with a loopy curveball, who grew up with a radio soundtrack provided by K-EARTH 101.1 and Power 106 on the radio, as well as Vin Scully’s Dodger broadcasts. He blossomed as a prospect, a tall lefty with an old-school desire to pitch deep into games and the aptitude to adopt new-school methods. He felt snubbed when the Dodgers didn’t take him with the 36th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.

Four picks later, he was an Angel. It was something he grew to love, particularly after getting traded to Arizona in 2010 and back to Anaheim three years later. After struggling through Tommy John surgery and then pitching through injury last year, he was optimistic. He had a date circled on his calendar, a start he planned to petition manager Brad Ausmus to make. He wanted to pitch at Dodger Stadium this month.
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Post by Lorini » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 am

Four walkoffs in a row for the Dodgers. This last one really was a walk off!! Bottom of the ninth, down 4-3 two outs and the Dodgers walk five consecutive times to win the game. Caught a stream of the Dback's broadcast at the end and they weren't too happy. Holland is a former All Star and a good closer but something went wrong last night.
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Post by Lorini » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:21 am

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:14 am

So when the Yankees get to 60 wins, watch ESPN say they were first to 60. I'm not even a Sox fan and ESPN's adulation of the Yankees is real.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Octavious » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:16 pm

Very entertaining home run derby. Love the format they have now. Vlad got screwed by all the ties. He would have easily won if he didn’t get tired. Pete was an idiot and picked his cousin to pitch. Still pulled it out in the end though woo. At least Mets fans have something to root for.
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Post by pr0ner » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 am

The Angels threw a combined no hitter in the game where they honored Tyler Skaggs. Seems appropriately poignant.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Jaymann » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:39 am

And they were all wearing Skaggs' jersey.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:58 am

The first pro baseball game was played with a robot calling balls and strikes. Unfortunately the article I read is on theathletic.com which is behind a paywall so you'd need a sub to see it. The robot died temporarily in the middle of the game, but they had (and will have going forward) a human ump behind the plate to take over. Apparently there was a pitch that should have been called a ball but was called a strike, and framing didn't work as well as it does now (personally I hate framing, I compare it to flopping in the NBA which I also hate). Everyone involved except at least one fan was ok with the robot ump. The fan said it takes the arguing out of the game, but honestly I don't watch sports to (seriously) argue.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:08 am

Now we're talkin'! Much better :D

What is wrong with Sale though? Do people think he’s hiding an injury?
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