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   1. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: September 24, 2005 at 06:09 PM (#1639812)
I knew. Unless we start going with Absolute Value Rankings, in which case Corey Patterson will pass him.
   2. MLB Posted: September 24, 2005 at 08:20 PM (#1640076)
Today Baseball Prospectus thinks that Cleveland and ChA will finish with the same number of wins: 96.2.
   3. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 24, 2005 at 08:32 PM (#1640093)
I have worn my my Tigers cap everyday since last Friday excpet Tuesday.
I wore it today.
   4. Tony H. Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:17 PM (#1640333)
Jhonny rules.
   5. Tony H. Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1640343)
Orioles tie it up. Mora home run off The Chosen One.
   6. Tony H. Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:22 PM (#1640354)
What the #### is Broussard doing swinging 3-0 against a pitcher who can't find the plate? His crapiness has really been overlooked this season by Indian fans who focus all their anger at Casey Blake.
   7. covelli chris p Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:27 PM (#1640361)
1 entry found for pronk.

pronk

v : jump straight up; "kangaroos pronk"

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University

----

link
   8. Ben Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:44 PM (#1640420)
Yes, for all the well deserved plaudits Shapiro has gotten, he's also managed to construct a lineup that gets a .695/.751/.764 out of 3B/RF/1B.

While it's dissappointing because those numbers blow and should never happen, OTOH we have a good offense despite getting crap from 3 of the 4 corner positions. If we magically pretend Shapiro thinks those areas need improvement, we could go from "good offense" to "great offense" with relatively little outlay.
   9. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:49 PM (#1640447)
Today Baseball Prospectus thinks that Cleveland and ChA will finish with the same number of wins: 96.2.

That makes me wonder, if the Sox and Cleveland finished tied with 96.2-65.8 records and the second place team from the East finished 95.5-66.5, do the Sox and Cleveland play each other for the division title? Or do them just play like 6 innings or so?
   10. Tony H. Posted: September 24, 2005 at 11:58 PM (#1640486)
Yeah, I agree with you, Ben. Boone is obviously going to be back next year. According to Hal Lebovitz, the organization has penciled in Gutierrez to play RF in 2007, but next year it looks like Casey Blake again. That's too bad. He'd be a valuable guy off the bench, able to play any of the four corner spots. And I'd bet that Broussard will be the opening day first baseman. The consensus seems to be that Garko is ready, but I'm not completely convinced yet. While he had a really good year at Buffalo, it's not like he absolutely dominated AAA this season -- especially for a first basemen -- and I don't see the team letting him step in immediately and start. I'd imagine we'll see him on the opening day roster, getting starts against lefties and if he performs well he'll probably take some time away from the Beatboxer.

Maybe Dubois can play well enough to win the RF job. That would be nice.
   11. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:06 AM (#1640531)
Hit The Ball Hard Bear
   12. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:10 AM (#1640554)
Red Sox back up.

Jason Stanford is a moron.
   13. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:21 AM (#1640608)
1 entry found for pronk.

pronk

v : jump straight up; kangaroos pronk


But chris p,
Did you check a Dutch dictionary?
   14. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:26 AM (#1640627)
Jason Stanford is a moron.

I think I read that he tried to beat a guy up for wearing a pink shirt
   15. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:33 AM (#1640646)
I think I read that he tried to beat a guy up for wearing a pink shirt

Yeah, I saw that too. And then he missed his court appearance this week?
   16. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:34 AM (#1640650)
Jason Stanford beat up Mike Laga?
   17. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:42 AM (#1640668)
Here's the pink shirt story

Stanford was questioning the sexual orientation of a man in a pink shirt and trying to pick a fight as two other men struggled to hold him back

Missing the court appearance may not have been his fault:

But court spokesman Ed Ferenc said Wednesday that Stanford may have missed court Tuesday because of a mistake made by the Clerk of Courts office. The pitcher's copy of his summons listed Wednesday as his court date.
   18. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:44 AM (#1640671)
Jason Stanford beat up Mike Laga?

I don't know, Bernal. The article didn't use the term "hard pink"
   19. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 12:45 AM (#1640674)
King Grady.
   20. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:09 AM (#1640727)
Ben Broussard should not try for a triple.
   21. Ben Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:10 AM (#1640730)
Skinner has gotten a number of guys thrown out ridiculous-style the past week or so.
   22. Ben Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:12 AM (#1640737)
The police report said alcohol was involved.
   23. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:12 AM (#1640738)
This one was Skinner's fault?
   24. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:18 AM (#1640750)
Boone was thrown out at the plate a couple days ago in a pretty close play, but these guys mistakenly trying for triples were probably making their own decisions.
   25. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:21 AM (#1640759)
Damn this team is good.

I mean I have been watching them all year long so I know them pretty well, but I am getting more and more impressed.
   26. Ben Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:23 AM (#1640762)
My understanding was that the 3B coach was responsible for all 2B-3B and 3B-Home decisions since it's easier for the player to see the coach than the outfielder.

And Boone, much like Broussard here and Sizemore at 3rd in the first KC, was out by a mile.
   27. Ben Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:25 AM (#1640768)
Also, yes, Peralta warming up means that every single member of the top 5 is some flavor of streaking. Peralta slumped pretty badly and other players covered for him, but as we saw during Pronk's DL time Peralta can do some damage.
   28. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:27 AM (#1640773)
This is going to be the best ALCS EVER.

I can't wait. I hope that Pronk uses up all 50 of his Sept-October HRs before then.
   29. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:30 AM (#1640781)
I could be wrong, but I doubt it works that way in practice, Ben. I think the players frequently decide to go to third on their own, but especially a fast runner like Grady. Also, when the ball is hit to left (like Broussard's), the runner can definitely see the play and make their own judgement
   30. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:37 AM (#1640801)
Happy Birthday Ben.
   31. Vrhovnik Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:40 AM (#1640806)
Thanks, Leo. Another stellar performance.
   32. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:41 AM (#1640809)
This is fun. They should let some of the young pitchers throw the next two inning and try and get Gutierrez, Garko or Dubois an at-bat in the ninth.
   33. Ben Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:41 AM (#1640811)
Alright, Vee, then I blame Rick Manning.

I hated Travis Fryman ever since he absolutely dogged it when the 3B coach at the time sent him on a double in the top of the 9th against Cincy down by 1.

Also, we are unstoppable. I don't even think the 1995 team was this dominating from innings 1-8.
   34. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:43 AM (#1640816)
Thanks, Leo. Another stellar performance.

Yeah, seriously, how can he and Shawn Camp still have major league jobs, even with the Royals? I can't believe they've thrown as many innings as they have.
   35. PanRains Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:46 AM (#1640819)
But court spokesman Ed Ferenc said Wednesday...

Is that Ed "Flash" Ferenc of Buzzard Morning Zoo fame?

Also, just curious Tony, how do you read Hal? When I lived in San Diego I went to a newsstand every Monday (IIRC) to pick up the Sunday PD - they didn't have the New-Herald.
   36. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:46 AM (#1640820)
then I blame Rick Manning.

I think Datz is the current baserunning coach.

And where the hell is Manning, anyway? He picked a heck of a time for a vacation
   37. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:49 AM (#1640822)
#

Also, just curious Tony, how do you read Hal? When I lived in San Diego I went to a newsstand every Monday (IIRC) to pick up the Sunday PD - they didn’t have the New-Herald.


I don't, actually. I just happened to be looking at an Indians message board the other day and someone had posted the text of one of his columns.
   38. PanRains Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:52 AM (#1640830)
Ahhh.
   39. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:53 AM (#1640831)
Come on Sauerbeck, get this thing over with.
   40. Tony B Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:53 AM (#1640832)
Good Lord. How many guys can you walk in an inning?
   41. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:57 AM (#1640837)
PanRains,
I guess it's the same guy. This refers to court spokesman Ed "Flash" Ferenc.

But maybe they just call him Flash as an homage to the radio guy. Like the way Rick Manning got the nickname Archie
   42. Tony B Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:59 AM (#1640844)
Yeah, seriously, how can he and Shawn Camp still have major league jobs, even with the Royals?

Because Allard Baird still has a major league job.
   43. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 01:59 AM (#1640845)
We could really use a sharp Riske down the stretch. We better not need Howry in this game
   44. Veee Posted: September 25, 2005 at 02:04 AM (#1640851)
Anyone remember Wickman's past legal problems? He's obviously a bad influence on young guys like Stanford.

Priore contended that after he began working for the team as an assistant equipment manager in 1996, several players made anti-gay remarks and played cruel pranks on him because of his sexual orientation
...
His suit named the Yankees, relief pitchers Mariano Rivera and Jeff Nelson and former reliever Bob Wickman as defendants
   45. Tony H. Posted: September 25, 2005 at 02:16 AM (#1640870)
Another win.
   46. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 25, 2005 at 02:19 AM (#1640878)
We need a GC from Westbrook tomorrow.
   47. Bob T Posted: September 25, 2005 at 02:29 AM (#1640888)
Jake Westbrook is searching through his locker for a GC right now. He has them next to the HTs.
   48.  nddc Posted: September 25, 2005 at 04:44 AM (#1641009)
Jake Westbrook is searching through his locker for a GC right now. He has them next to the HTs.

Bob T, I figured this had something to do with the LOC classification system... but after looking at those, this joke still doesn't make any sense. For the sake of this dullard, can you explain?

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