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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 14, 2021, 04:41:15 PM »

Not bad.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 16, 2021, 07:28:49 PM »
I question the wisdom of serving up a change up high on the inner half of the plate when up against Vladdy.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 18, 2021, 10:50:45 PM »
Jays up 8-0 and 2 outs from climbing to a half game back of Boston for the division lead.
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« Reply #168 on: May 18, 2021, 11:26:08 PM »
Jays up 8-0 and 2 outs from climbing to a half game back of Boston for the division lead.
I didn't realise they were on such a good run. Didn't they start off slow?
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2021, 11:34:30 PM »
Jays up 8-0 and 2 outs from climbing to a half game back of Boston for the division lead.
I didn't realise they were on such a good run. Didn't they start off slow?
Well, they were a game over .500 before winning 6 or their last 7 while scoring a ton. Two shutouts in the last three games, too.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 19, 2021, 12:21:11 PM »
Tony Larussa has certainly been doing things the last 24 hours.

All stemming because a 28 year old rookie hit a 3-0 home run off a position player in a blowout. 

He's now ouright fighting with his players in the media on comments. It's just downright silly.

I also enjoy the "irony" that Tony LaRussa is concerned about the unwritten rules of baseball as a 2 time DUI recipient.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 19, 2021, 12:35:44 PM »
Tony Larussa has certainly been doing things the last 24 hours.

All stemming because a 28 year old rookie hit a 3-0 home run off a position player in a blowout. 

He's now ouright fighting with his players in the media on comments. It's just downright silly.

I also enjoy the "irony" that Tony LaRussa is concerned about the unwritten rules of baseball as a 2 time DUI recipient.

I'm kind of torn on this. On the one hand I think LaRussa is wrong here specifically, Baseball isn't a game where you can let the clock run out so you do have to take your cuts and if the opposing pitcher(or infielder masquerading as a pitcher) is throwing meatballs you should take your best swings.

But I feel like whenever this issue comes up on twitter or wherever there's this expressing from people my age and younger that all unwritten rules everywhere are stupid and that not taking your foot off the gas when playing an overmatched opponent has nothing to do with good sportsmanship. I'm reminded of that thing from a few years ago when the US Women's Soccer team, the most successful and well funded team in the world, was playing a much smaller and less well funded team and beat them 12-0 or whatever and celebrated each goal like they were overtime winners. When they got criticized on Canadian TV ever so softly it was like "How dare you? How dare you try to stifle expressions of joy! Those other players should have tried harder to stop them!".

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 19, 2021, 01:49:42 PM »
9th inning, up by 12, and a 3-0 count? Yeah, probably shouldn't be swinging, but also shouldn't causing this level of outrage.
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 19, 2021, 02:24:56 PM »
Tony Larussa has certainly been doing things the last 24 hours.

All stemming because a 28 year old rookie hit a 3-0 home run off a position player in a blowout. 

He's now ouright fighting with his players in the media on comments. It's just downright silly.

I also enjoy the "irony" that Tony LaRussa is concerned about the unwritten rules of baseball as a 2 time DUI recipient.

Tony respects the unwritten rules. It’s the written rules he takes issue with.

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« Reply #174 on: May 19, 2021, 02:43:39 PM »
9th inning, up by 12, and a 3-0 count? Yeah, probably shouldn't be swinging, but also shouldn't causing this level of outrage.

I'm perfectly fine with him swinging.  The Twins didn't walk up to the plate and strike out on 9 pitches in the bottom of the 9th.  If you want to have games stop because a team is up by too much they put a mercy rule and let teams forfeit the end of the game.

To me a guy being on the mound and throwing 49 MPH pitches is more of a silly thing than a guy swinging at it.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #175 on: May 19, 2021, 06:53:16 PM »
Pillar got a little busted up there with that pitch in the face.

I feel like he should have been a hockey player, he looks good with a double shiner and talking about being there for his teammates.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #176 on: May 19, 2021, 11:48:20 PM »

Man, how much longer do we have to wait to see him in the Jays starting rotation?
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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 20, 2021, 06:33:10 AM »

Man, how much longer do we have to wait to see him in the Jays starting rotation?

Next week.

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Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« Reply #178 on: May 20, 2021, 09:42:43 AM »
He still needs to work on his offspeed pitch.  He's dominating because of his fastball/slider combination but he struggles to locate his offspeed pitch.  He's going to need that to have sustained success.

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« Reply #179 on: May 20, 2021, 09:55:10 AM »
He still needs to work on his offspeed pitch.  He's dominating because of his fastball/slider combination but he struggles to locate his offspeed pitch.  He's going to need that to have sustained success.

Yeah. He’ll definitely struggle at the MLB level if he can’t locate all his pitches. The fastball-slider combo will be enough for him to survive, but not enough for him to fully realize his potential.
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