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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dodgers fan arrested for Cincy trespass

‘‘Apparently, he’s been obsessed with the Dodgers for a long time,’’ she said. She said she didn’t believe he had any weapons, but said another attorney would probably be appointed to represent him on the burglary count, which could carry prison time upon conviction.

Sexton is known online among Dodger fans as ‘‘Troy From West Virginia’’ for video postings about the team and its players, including his admiration for former Dodger relief pitcher Joe Beimel and coarse retorts to critics of young Dodger star Yasiel Puig.

There sure is a lot of crazy going around these days.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 12, 2014 at 02:39 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, mental health, reds

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Derek Jeter makes a mental gaffe to give Mariners a cheap triple

With the Yankees down, 1-0, in the fourth inning of their matchup with the Mariners in the Bronx on Monday, shortstop Derek Jeter committed a mental gaffe that put Kyle Seager on third base with a triple.

Seager popped the ball into no-man’s land in short left field near the foul line. Outfielder Brett Gardner made a diving effort for the ball, but it hit off his glove and rolled into foul territory.

Jeter, apparently thinking the ball was foul, scooped it up and stood with his back to the play for a few moments as Seager hustled around second and headed for third. By the time Jeter realized the ball was live and threw to the base, Seager was safe with a very cheap triple.

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 03, 2014 at 11:33 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: mental health

Friday, April 25, 2014

Leitch: Anger Management

Bo más!

It’s fun when people try new things, and while it’s worth noting that the owners probably didn’t mind the payroll slashing (and fans generally are paying major league prices to watch a team bottom out on purpose), you find yourself giving the Astros the benefit of the doubt. It’s exciting to see smart people doing something different. You want to see it work out for them. You want them to, eventually, succeed.

Which is why it’s probably time for the manager to get with the program. Because all this new school innovation that’s making them so likable is being completely undone by a manager who is starting to look like a reactionary, delusional idiot. ...

It would be fair to say that the last fortnight of Bo Porter’s professional life has not been among his proudest. (It has been even worse than that time he failed to understand basic substitution patterns.) I’m beginning to wonder if losing 111 games in a season caused something in his brain to pop. ...

Basically, Bo Porter, as the public face of this supposedly likable Astros organization has decided that the fact that Jed Lowrie bunted against his shift in the first inning of a seven-run game—something almost no one other than Porter seriously thinks was wrong—means there should be a lifetime bounty out on him. Even under the vague, confusing umbrella of unwritten rules, this makes no sense. It’s reckless and moronic. He’s a toddler carrying around a gun without a safety.

I don’t know what’s going on with Porter and the Houston Astros. Maybe he has just lost too many games and has snapped. Maybe he’s just an angry person. Maybe he is a time traveler who has come to us from the future, and it turns out Lowrie, via the butterfly effect, needed to be hit to stop future Hitler or something. But right now, he’s making that whole organization look worse than 111 losses ever could.

JE (Jason) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:27 PM | 55 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, athletics, mental health, unwritten rules

 

 

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