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Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:47 am

Headline of the day, from Deadspin: "Royals defeat A's, Ned Yost in epic AL Wild Card game."

Somebody tell me why he relieved Shields with a guy who'd thrown 70-something pitches two days before? Pedro called Yost out on this on the TBS studio show.
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Re: MLB news

Postby D-Day » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:26 am

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Headline of the day, from Deadspin: "Royals defeat A's, Ned Yost in epic AL Wild Card game."

Somebody tell me why he relieved Shields with a guy who'd thrown 70-something pitches two days before? Pedro called Yost out on this on the TBS studio show.


Dancin' with what brung him and a thin bullpen beyond the 7th, 8th, and 9th inning guys? That's all I can figure. Anyway, that was as exciting as a baseball game can get. Great watching last night
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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:32 am

Volquez couldn't have hung up that pitch to Crawford any better unless he hung it from a string.

Nationals-Giants should be a fun series.
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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:22 am

Do the Royals remind anyone of the 2007 Rockies?

If it comes to a KC-SF World Series, I'd think the Giants have the edge ... but pretty much nothing about these playoffs has gone according to the script, which is kind of fun.
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Re: MLB news

Postby Mulligan » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:02 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Do the Royals remind anyone of the 2007 Rockies?


I was thinking 06 Tigers.
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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:26 pm

If the Giants win tonight -- probably on a steal of home, given the way this series has gone -- it will be an all-Wild Card.

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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:42 pm

Detroit — Tom Gage has covered many Hall of Famers in more than three decades as a baseball writer.

Next summer, he will join them many of them on stage as he enters the writers' wing in Cooperstown, Ohio.

Gage, the Tigers beat writer for The Detroit News since the 1970s, was named the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in a vote by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The results were announced at the writers' meeting Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings.

Gage beat out Boston Globe legend Dan Shaughnessy and the late Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In press boxes across America, Gage was known for wearing ballcaps and writing creative leads, among other attributes.

He'll be the first Detroit News writer to enter the writers wing of the Hall of Fame since the late Joe Falls was honored in 2001.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2014/12/09/detroit-news-tom-gage-voted-baseball-hall-fame/20151963/


And proud we are of him ... yet the Veterans Committee can't put one lousy guy in from a class that included Jim Kaat, Luis Tiant and Tony Oliva?
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Postby Ya Mar » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:32 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:
Detroit — Tom Gage has covered many Hall of Famers in more than three decades as a baseball writer.

Next summer, he will join them many of them on stage as he enters the writers' wing in Cooperstown, Ohio.

Gage, the Tigers beat writer for The Detroit News since the 1970s, was named the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in a vote by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The results were announced at the writers' meeting Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings.

Gage beat out Boston Globe legend Dan Shaughnessy and the late Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In press boxes across America, Gage was known for wearing ballcaps and writing creative leads, among other attributes.

He'll be the first Detroit News writer to enter the writers wing of the Hall of Fame since the late Joe Falls was honored in 2001.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2014/12/09/detroit-news-tom-gage-voted-baseball-hall-fame/20151963/


And proud we are of him ... yet the Veterans Committee can't put one lousy guy in from a class that included Jim Kaat, Luis Tiant and Tony Oliva?


If somebody who was an 11 time all-star in 12 years, won 5 consecutive gold gloves, and was in the top ten of early every offensive and defensive stat for his position when he retired can't even get a mention from the veterans' committee then fuck them all. Bill Freehan was much more dominant at his position than Kaat, Tiant, or Oliva. He was pretty clearly the best player at his position for a decade (Joe Torre is the only other 60's catcher that ranks with him - and he is in). I can name 15 pitchers in the eras when Kaat and Tiant were at their peak who were better. I can name the same number of outfielders better than Oliva. But I can't name one catcher who was clearly better than Freehan. I know Don Quixote and windmills. But still. Damn.
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Re: MLB news

Postby D-Day » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Ya Mar wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:
Detroit — Tom Gage has covered many Hall of Famers in more than three decades as a baseball writer.

Next summer, he will join them many of them on stage as he enters the writers' wing in Cooperstown, Ohio.

Gage, the Tigers beat writer for The Detroit News since the 1970s, was named the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in a vote by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The results were announced at the writers' meeting Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings.

Gage beat out Boston Globe legend Dan Shaughnessy and the late Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In press boxes across America, Gage was known for wearing ballcaps and writing creative leads, among other attributes.

He'll be the first Detroit News writer to enter the writers wing of the Hall of Fame since the late Joe Falls was honored in 2001.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2014/12/09/detroit-news-tom-gage-voted-baseball-hall-fame/20151963/


And proud we are of him ... yet the Veterans Committee can't put one lousy guy in from a class that included Jim Kaat, Luis Tiant and Tony Oliva?


If somebody who was an 11 time all-star in 12 years, won 5 consecutive gold gloves, and was in the top ten of early every offensive and defensive stat for his position when he retired can't even get a mention from the veterans' committee then fuck them all. Bill Freehan was much more dominant at his position than Kaat, Tiant, or Oliva. He was pretty clearly the best player at his position for a decade (Joe Torre is the only other 60's catcher that ranks with him - and he is in). I can name 15 pitchers in the eras when Kaat and Tiant were at their peak who were better. I can name the same number of outfielders better than Oliva. But I can't name one catcher who was clearly better than Freehan. I know Don Quixote and windmills. But still. Damn.


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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:05 pm

The Hall of Fame vote is announced at 2 p.m.
Already looking forward to Pedro's induction speech.
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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:10 pm

Flying out to DC in late April to meet Brunette 1.0 and, what do you know, the Nationals are in town against the Phillies. Might get to see Scherzer (or Fister) pitch while I'm there.
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Re: MLB news

Postby Mulligan » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:48 pm

Phil Coke warming up in the Cubs bullpen. Glad to see he's got a Big League job.
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Re: MLB news

Postby Mulligan » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:22 pm

Good stuff.

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Re: MLB news

Postby D-Day » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:27 pm

Complete bitch move by Jose Tabata leaning in and getting on an inside pitch to break up Max Scherzer's perfect game after 8.2 with 2 strikes on him

Fuck that guy
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Re: MLB news

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:35 pm

I've covered a couple of Cubs and Sox games for the AP so far and, while many things could (and will) happen, both teams look pretty good.

The Cubs might just make the playoffs by showing up in the Central. I get to see them play the Nationals in a couple of weeks ... looking forward to it.

The Sox, meanwhile, have very good starting pitching and a pen with plenty of experience. Their bats haven't been very lively, but if they wake up, they easily could make the postseason, too (in case you were wondering, both Chicago teams have appeared in the same postseason only twice: They both lost in their respective division series in 2008 and the Sox defeated the Cubs in the 1906 World Series).
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