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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
When does he go on the DL?
He hit the ball hard.
How can this be? From all the preseason predictions I thought all the teams had to play the same way as last year?
Marlins in ‘fourth inning’ of sale talks, table pursuit of naming-rights deal for ballpark - Sun Sentinel
What’s the worst possible stadium name option for the Marlins? (Guaranteed Rate Field is already taken.)
Stats All, Folks: WAR, what it is, what it’s good for and the absolute best WAR Orioles - BaltimoreBaseball.com
fWAR and bWAR, it’s no wonder people get confused.
Would Smyly be hurt if he hadn’t played in the WBC? That’s an open question. If I were a GM of a team, I wouldn’t want my pitchers in the WBC because I’d expect my training staff to know my players better which *should mean* they’d be in a better position to have my players better prepared to open the season healthy.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
WARNING: You’ll never get these minutes of your life back.
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Better Phanatic’s ride than his wife, I suppose…
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Pittsburgh Press, April 11, 1917:
The Mariners have toasted grasshoppers on the menu and they sold out during their home opener | MLB.com
They must have been hopping good!
Jay Bruce winning friends and influencing people in New York.
Monday, April 10, 2017
“As far as talent goes, I’ll take Reds-Dodgers in the ‘70s over any version of Yankees-Red Sox, Cubs-Cardinals, or Dodgers-Giants.”
It was only one game, but it was a game that showed the world what it was like to have three of the greatest everyday players of all time, all in their primes, in one lineup, at the same time. Comb through baseball history and try to find a team that ever had three such players - you won’t. Secretariat may have moved “like a tremendous machine,” ...Read More...
I’m not sure what to make of this block.
Topeka State Journal, April 10, 1917:
Big Six: class act.
Also in the newspapers 100 years ago today: Wind destroys part of the grandstand at Reading’s stadium, the Circus Maximus. I mention this because Circus Maximus is perhaps the best name for a ballpark I’ve ever heard.
“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”
Some of them didn’t come cheap.
No vaccinations required.
Manny moving to shortstop seems like a fanciful idea to me.
A franchise doesn’t get 1/1 in the draft every year.
The Providence Journal is proving to be the leading shill for a new park in Pawtucket. If they want to get fans back in the seats, maybe they shouldn’t be trying to fleece taxpayers.
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