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Title: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on January 29, 2018, 01:32:59 PM

In "Goodness Gracious, that was still around?" news, the Indians today have announced that this year will be the last one where the team wears the Chief Wahoo logo.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo.html)
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: cabber24 on January 29, 2018, 04:44:33 PM

In "Goodness Gracious, that was still around?" news, the Indians today have announced that this year will be the last one where the team wears the Chief Wahoo logo.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo.html)
Why one more year? Especially since the acknowledgement of it being racist? Ridiculous. Does commonsense even exist anymore?

Good God, that logo looks like something out of Grandpa's 1923 comic book found stashed away in his attic.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on January 30, 2018, 08:45:51 AM
Quote from: cabber24
Why one more year? Especially since the acknowledgement of it being racist? Ridiculous. Does commonsense even exist anymore?
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I agree that it's tough to read the logic on this one but my guess is that Cleveland only agreed to the change at MLB's insistence and the one year grace period is the compromise they agreed on.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on February 13, 2018, 09:05:38 AM
Jerry Howarth is retiring from calling Blue Jays games.  What a long run.  I'll miss him.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Captain Canuck on February 13, 2018, 05:14:47 PM
Jerry Howarth is retiring from calling Blue Jays games.  What a long run.  I'll miss him.

Yeah it will be strange not hearing his voice on the radio calling Jays games anymore. Lots of good memories growing up listening to Tom and Jerry.

Hopefully they bring in someone half decent as a replacement. Mike Wilner is a smug, corporate slug, douche!
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Arn on April 09, 2018, 05:09:41 AM
So small sample size and early days and all that, but, Shohei Ohtani has certainly not disappointed Angels fans.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: herman on April 10, 2018, 04:15:27 PM
So small sample size and early days and all that, but, Shohei Ohtani has certainly not disappointed Angels fans.

He might be the only reason I'd go to a Jays game this year.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/ohtani-numbers-power-judge-ks-scherzer/
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Arn on May 08, 2018, 10:28:30 AM
Red Sox v Yankees confirmed for London next season.

https://www.mlb.com/london-series

Gonna head to that and boo them both.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 15, 2018, 04:25:48 PM
Seattle Mariners' Robinson Canó suspended 80 games for using banned medication (a diuretic).  He violated MLB's drug policy and was unable aware it was a banned drug.:

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"This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment. While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful," he said.

...his suspension will be concurrent with his time on the disabled list, which means he won't be out for the season.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/seattle-mariners-robinson-cano-suspended-80-games-for-drug-violation-2018-05-15/
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 15, 2018, 04:35:10 PM

Some crazy folk might think it would be important to note that the "medication" Cano took is frequently taken by athletes to mask steroid use.
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: Frank E on May 15, 2018, 05:05:05 PM

Some crazy folk might think it would be important to note that the "medication" Cano took is frequently taken by athletes to mask steroid use.

That's an incredible coincidence. 
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 15, 2018, 05:37:58 PM

Some crazy folk might think it would be important to note that the "medication" Cano took is frequently taken by athletes to mask steroid use.

That's an incredible coincidence. 


Coincidence? Perhaps.  Deliberately?  Yes.

Furosemide is a medication under the category of diuretics.  Under the WADA policy, it is a banned substance under the category of PEDs.

Why is it banned?
Perhaps obviously, furosemide can be used as a masking agent, helping the body rid itself of evidence of doping through urination. Hence why it, among other diuretics, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.¿

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/what-is-furosemide-the-diuretic-substance-that-got-robinson-cano-an-80-game-ped-suspension-by-mlb/ (https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/what-is-furosemide-the-diuretic-substance-that-got-robinson-cano-an-80-game-ped-suspension-by-mlb/)
Title: Re: 2018 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on July 09, 2018, 06:52:39 AM
The Blue Jays will have one player representing them at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game slated for July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.  Pitcher J.A.Happ has been chosen to represent Toronto.

As part of the All-Star Game package, there will be a Team USA vs Team World Top Prospects Futures Game on July 15.  Bo Bichette and catcher Casey Jansen will  the Jays representation there.

As for baseball's number one prospect,  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) will be a no show due to injury.

More on the above:
https://www.mlb.com/all-star (https://www.mlb.com/all-star)

https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-futures-game-rosters-revealed/c-284471810 (https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-futures-game-rosters-revealed/c-284471810)