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Offline CarltonTheBear

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2014, 07:24:40 PM »
I never got these bench-clearing brawls. Like, 98% of the guys who rushed out didn't do a thing when they got there. Did the guys really have to leave the bullpen to get in there?

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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2014, 07:28:59 PM »
The Brewers Gomez goes ape...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqG5sixi7R0[/youtube]

So pitchers can pump fists and yell when striking out a batter, but a batter can't admire his hit?

These baseball "brawls" are embarrassing.  They always remind me of the kinds in high school/elementary school who always tried to start fights that they never intended on getting into.  They all bounce around and pretend to be tough, and 99% of the time it is over stupid little things.

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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2014, 07:29:44 PM »
These baseball "brawls" are embarrassing.  They always remind me of the kinds in high school/elementary school who always tried to start fights that they never intended on getting into.  They all bounce around and pretend to be tough, and 99% of the time it is over stupid little things.

Hah, I just posted something similar.

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 11:21:02 PM »
What's with all these pitchers needing Tommy John surgery. Some pretty big names requiring it.

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2014, 09:40:56 PM »
The Dodgers got a no-hitter yesterday and now have a perfect game today through 6 innings.
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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2014, 10:34:37 PM »
The Dodgers got a no-hitter yesterday and now have a perfect game today through 6 innings.

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 11:47:35 PM »
From Jonah Keri via Twitter:
Matt Kemp just got called out for high-fiving Davey Lopes on his way to second on a double. #smrtbaseball

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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2014, 12:29:52 AM »
From Jonah Keri via Twitter:
Matt Kemp just got called out for high-fiving Davey Lopes on his way to second on a double. #smrtbaseball

Ha!

The high five makes for the better story, but . . .

jonahkeri: Official scorer corrects the play, says Kemp overslid the bag and was called out on that. Replay looked like the high-five happened though.

That being said, this image of the out being recorded is pretty hilarious:

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2014, 07:20:33 AM »
I thought Stroman pitched well, nice little defensive win.  Even though they stranded a ton of runners, and that triple play was shitluck, at least they proved to themselves they can win the tight games as well without having to hit a bunch of home runs. 

EDIT - I guess they still hit 2, but still, they won without having to score a ton of runs then.
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2014, 12:48:13 AM »
The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney and pitcher Dan Straily.

There go 2 of the top starters rumoured available in the same trade. Oakland paid a steep price, but just got even better!

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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2014, 11:25:27 AM »
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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2014, 09:24:16 PM »

Moment just now in the all-star game that both summed up why Joe Buck is terrible but also what I just don't continue to get about the general problem some baseball types have with even a basic understanding of statistics. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting and they're talking about the year he's having(.345/.435/.613) and Buck says "And don't give me that 'he hits in the thin air of Colorado' stuff. He can hit anywhere"

Tulowitzki this season in Colorado: .417 batting average, 1.246 OPS, 14 homeruns
Tulowitzki away from Colorado: .265 batting average, .830 OPS, 7 homeruns

Tulowitzki's career OPS is 142 points higher in Colorado than on the road. Still, his career OPS on the road(.820) is terrific for a shortstop. So why not say something like "His numbers might be inflated in Colorado but he's a great hitter in any ballpark"? What in the world is the value in not just being wrong but aggressively wrong?
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2014, 08:36:48 PM »
Wow. David Price gets shelled. 8 runs in 2 innings tonight against the Yankees.

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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2014, 03:07:24 PM »
This is pretty funny.  Mets beat writer for MLB.com sent these two tweets out 2 minutes apart today:

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One of baseball's oddities: #Mets can become the first NL team in 15 years to go an entire season without balking: http://atmlb.com/1v4P1oV

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OH MY GOD THEY JUST BALKED!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2014, 03:07:24 PM »