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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 All-Star Game Chatter

NL All-Stars (42-38-2) at AL All-Stars (38-42-2), live from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Coverage starts on FOX at 7:30 PM Eastern.

Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 09:08 AM | 739 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4178219)
CHECKLIST. As always, the list will be open to suggestions until the start of the All-Star Festivities (I'll know it when I see it- probably the introductions of the rosters), and once the game starts the checklist will only be posted once per page unless there is a massive storm of checklist items happening or the game ends.

Cano booed []
Ugglaesque (All-Star Conradian) play [ ] (Ugglaesque play... by Uggla [ ])
Dramatic home run in 7th inning or later [ ]
Billy Butler [ ]
R.A. Dickey/Matt Cain starter controversy [ ]
Flashback to last year's World Series [ ]
Mention that there are no Marlins [ ]
Montage of Ron Washington acting crazy excited in the dugout [ ]
Trout and Harper [ ]
A pitcher hits triple digits [ ]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Carlos Beltran was a Royal [ ]
Snub discussion [ ]
NL Hitting Coach Mark McGwire [ ]
George Brett shows up []
Reference to... Negro League Museum [ ] Buck O'Neil [ ] KC Monarchs [ ]
Random FOX TV star pointed out in stands [ ]
R.A. Dickey's knuckler mishandled []
Montage of first half no-hitters [ ]
Josh Hamilton's four-HR game []
Talk about how well the Pirates and/or Orioles did during the first half [ ]
TV ad for.... Dark Knight Rises [ ] The Watch [ ] The Campaign [ ] The Bourne Legacy [ ] Assassin's Creed III [ ]
Dwight Howard traded by end of game [ ]
Matt Wieters gets in game [ ]
Joe Buck welcomes Erin Andrews to the FOX family (or something to that effect)[ ]
Web Gem [ ]
Mention of Kansas City BBQ [ ]
Mention how La Russa began and is now ending his career in Kansas City [ ]
Mention how Ortiz is the only Red Sox all-star [ ]
Mention of Adam Jones' love of Kansas City BBQ ribs [ ]
Yu Darvish's army of Japanese media following him [ ]
Selig comes into booth [ ] (Mention of how the Royals are on the right track [] "Golden Age" [] Labor peace [] Playoff expansion [])
How hot it was in KC []
Reggie Jackson discussion []
   2. Russ Posted: July 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4178238)
Comparisons of Andrew McCutchen to Barry Bonds [ ]
   3. Anonymous Observer Posted: July 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4178281)
Does it count this time?
   4. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4178293)
There was a short, poorly written piece in the Washington Post about when D.C. will ever host the All-Star Game again. We were discussing this a few years ago and came to the conclusion that the Lerners must first seek an audience with HizzonerForLife Selig, then woo him with promises of treasures and pleasures to be even considered, let alone win the game.

I still wonder what they're waiting for. Seems to me that MLB would want to tout its new ballparks, its "new" team, especially now that they're playing so well. They'll probably wait until they've sunk back to the basement before they pull the trigger, though. I can't help being pessimistic, I'm a Nats fan. :-(
   5. JJ1986 Posted: July 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4178302)
The Nats have spent a lot of money on draft picks recently and are being punished for that. Maybe they'll get an All Star Game if Giolito goes to college.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4178310)
Next year is Citifield in NY. Bud says the 2014 and 2015 sites have been picked already, they'll announce them soon. I'm guessing Minnesota gets '14. Wrigley wants it for the 100th anniversary, but since they didn't give it to Fenway this year, I'm guessing they don't care about Wrigley for their 100 year (although Wrigley hasn't hosted in awhile, while Fenway had it just over a decade ago.)

Other new parks that haven't hosted: Cincinnati, San Diego, NY Yankees, Miami, Philly, and Washington. And the Cubs haven't hosted since '90, the Dodgers since '80. That's a large glut of NL parks, so I wonder if they'll continue with the alternating leagues rule. It would be hard to let all the NL parks host if it gives the NL a competitive advantage and "this time it counts."

Tampa has never hosted and Oakland hasn't hosted since '87, but I imagine neither will host til they get new stadiums. AL clubs with the longest drought since hosting: Minnesota (1985), Toronto (1991), Baltimore (1993).
   7. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4178358)
I know that Philadelphia is on record as basically demanding the 2026 ASG (as it'll be the 250th anniversary of AMERICA). Have to think they'd get it, so MLB is going to have to stop the AL-in-Even and NL-in-Odd before then.


Also doubt that New Yankee Stadium will host anytime soon, given the fact 2013 will be in Flushing and Old Yankee hosted only a few years ago.

Toronto and Baltimore haven't hosted in a while.... although Baltimore may have the same problem that New Yankee will have....


I agree that 2014 is almost certainly going to Minnesota. Maybe the Cubs can get it 2016, for the 100th anniversary of the Cubs moving there....
   8. Willie Mayspedes Posted: July 10, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4178536)
TV ad for.... Dark Knight Rises [ ] The Watch [ ] The Campaign [ ] The Bourne Legacy [ ] Assassin's Creed III [ ]


This should probably be a running count.

Ball hit into the fountains[] Replay of Trumbo's roof shot[] HR described as flying to X location[]
   9. Dan Posted: July 10, 2012 at 01:24 PM (#4178559)
Haven't seen anyone list them, so here are the official lineups (both were announced last night):

AL: Justin Verlander, P

Derek Jeter, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Josh Hamilton, LF
Jose Bautista, RF
Prince Fielder, 1B
Adrian Beltre, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, C
Curtis Granderson, CF

NL: Matt Cain (P)

Carlos Gonzalez (DH)
Melky Cabrera (CF)
Ryan Braun (LF)
Joey Votto (1B)
Carlos Beltran (RF)
Buster Posey (C)
Pablo Sandoval (3B)
Dan Uggla (2B)
Rafael Furcal (SS)
   10. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 10, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4178600)
I hope Wrigley gets it for the 100th anniversary in 2014. I really thought Fenway should have gotten it this year for the same reason but given how recently it was here I understand it not coming back. It would be good for the game to honor the history of the ballparks. Of course I imagine the last thing MLB wants to do is say "see, it's great when you have really really old ballparks!"

I wouldn't be shocked to see Dodgers Stadium get one soon as a "thank you" for getting Selig out of the McCourt mess relatively unscathed.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: July 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4178627)
I know that Philadelphia is on record as basically demanding the 2026 ASG (as it'll be the 250th anniversary of AMERICA). Have to think they'd get it, so MLB is going to have to stop the AL-in-Even and NL-in-Odd before then.


They already went back-to-back NL parks in 06-07, so that's not a dealbreaker.

   12. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM (#4178720)
Cano booed []
Ugglaesque (All-Star Conradian) play [ ] (Ugglaesque play... by Uggla [ ])
Dramatic home run in 7th inning or later [ ]
Billy Butler [ ]
R.A. Dickey/Matt Cain starter controversy [ ]
Flashback to last year's World Series [ ]
Mention that there are no Marlins [ ]
Montage of Ron Washington acting crazy excited in the dugout [ ]
Trout and Harper [ ]
A pitcher hits triple digits [ ]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Carlos Beltran was a Royal [ ]
Snub discussion [ ]
NL Hitting Coach Mark McGwire [ ]
George Brett shows up []
Reference to... Negro League Museum [ ] Buck O'Neil [ ] KC Monarchs [ ]
Random FOX TV star pointed out in stands [ ]
R.A. Dickey's knuckler mishandled []
Montage of first half no-hitters [ ]
Josh Hamilton's four-HR game []
Talk about how well the Pirates and/or Orioles did during the first half [ ]
TV ad for.... Dark Knight Rises [ ] The Watch [ ] The Campaign [ ] The Bourne Legacy [ ] Assassin's Creed III [ ]
Dwight Howard traded by end of game [ ]
Matt Wieters gets in game [ ]
Joe Buck welcomes Erin Andrews to the FOX family (or something to that effect)[ ]
Web Gem [ ]
Mention of Kansas City BBQ [ ]
Mention how La Russa began and is now ending his career in Kansas City [ ]
Mention how Ortiz is the only Red Sox all-star [ ]
Mention of Adam Jones' love of Kansas City BBQ ribs [ ]
Yu Darvish's army of Japanese media following him [ ]
Selig comes into booth [ ] (Mention of how the Royals are on the right track [] "Golden Age" [] Labor peace [] Playoff expansion [])
How hot it was in KC []
Reggie Jackson discussion []
McCutchen/Bonds comparisons []
Mention of the Fan Cave [ ]
BBQ in the booth [ ]
Idiot fan runs onto the field []
Trumbo's trumbomb onto the Royals Hall of Fame []
Mentioned that Arrowhead is right next door []
"That's a clown question, bro" []
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 03:05 PM (#4178741)

Idiot fan runs onto the field []


I went to the Futures Game/Celeb Game and had a few drinks and my buddy and I were kinda jokingly talking about running on the field since we were so close. Then he pointed out the SWAT team guys standing on the Royals Hall of Fame in left.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4178883)
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I had a lot of animosity toward DJ early on in my career,” Chipper Jones said. “He beat me in two World Series and I didn’t know him. I sat across the field from him so many times, saw all the accolades he was getting and was a little green with envy. Then I got a chance to play with him (at the 2006 World Baseball Classic), in the clubhouse, in the dugout, off the field at dinner. This is the best dude I have ever met. This guy deserves everything.”

[emphasis added]
   15. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4178913)
Apparently all of the Japanese media is going to be disappointed, because Ron Washington has declared him to be the last man standing who'll take it over if it goes into extras.
   16. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4179001)
Jeter and Darvish, respectively, for those who are wondering. There probably aren't more than a handful who would blank on 'DJ' the way I did, but I'll spare those few of you the embarrassment.
   17. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4179010)
Uh oh, George Brett apparently did the speech to the AL before the Yankee Stadium ASG. I guess that means we're going to be in for another epically long ASG.
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4179011)
I also admit having no idea who "DJ" was. In the 15 years that he's been one of the biggest celebrities in the USA this is the first time I've ever seen him called that.
   19. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4179016)
I went to the Futures Game/Celeb Game and had a few drinks and my buddy and I were kinda jokingly talking about running on the field since we were so close. Then he pointed out the SWAT team guys standing on the Royals Hall of Fame in left.

I would have expected a Primer shout-out during the tasing.
   20. Guts Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4179017)
I had no idea Erin Andrews jumped to FOX until right now.

Also, she is taller than Mike Trout. Hopefully those are some killer heels.
   21. villageidiom Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4179018)
I never knew that Derek Jeter was the little boy on Roseanne.
   22. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4179019)
I refuse to believe "Phillip Phillips" is the name of a real person.
   23. villageidiom Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4179020)
Anyone doing IRC tonight? Been so long since I've done it that I have no idea if it's still done.
   24. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:40 PM (#4179025)
Still refuse to believe Phillip Phillips is this guy's real name.
   25. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4179026)
What is this soft-rock crap? Wasn't Kansas City once a great blues town?
   26. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4179027)
He was born Wilson Phillips.
   27. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4179028)
Eric Karros is bewildering. He offers nothing.
   28. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4179029)
What is this soft-rock crap? Wasn't Kansas City once a great blues town?


Yeah, but when was the last time somebody won American Idol on FOX playing the blues?
   29. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4179031)
I don't care what anyone says, I still love the all-star game and I like that home field is decided this way.

I also still hate FOX.
   30. Randy Jones Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:46 PM (#4179032)
Yeah, but when was the last time somebody won American Idol on FOX playing the blues?


Someone would have to sell their soul to the devil for that to happen.
   31. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4179035)
I can't name any of the last handful of American Idol winners, but I do remember Taylor Hicks winning as a poor man's Michael McDonald. So my belief is that anything is possible. There may well be an AI bluesman.
   32. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4179036)
Yeah, but when was the last time somebody won American Idol on FOX playing the blues?



Someone would have to sell their soul to the devil for that to happen.


I smell a movie.
   33. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4179037)
Has anyone gotten hurt yet? Can someone email me or FB me if someone gets hurt?
   34. JJ1986 Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4179039)
Has anyone gotten hurt yet? Can someone email me or FB me if someone gets hurt?


Michael Bourn sprained something.
   35. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4179040)
No need, you'll hear me laughing from there when Chipper gets a broken bat in the neck.
   36. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4179041)
Chipper Jones is playing his first game at Kauffman Stadium ever and it will be the 45th different stadium he has played in. That's kinda cool.
   37. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4179042)
I like that home field is decided this way.


I might be able to warm to this idea whenever they stop marketing this aspect of it so heavily. I mean, Harold Reynolds just "Don't forget guys, it counts now!" But it's been almost 10 years, right?
   38. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4179045)
The showing of Robinson Cano in the George Brett opening only time that he won't be booed.
   39. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4179046)
Cano booed []
Ugglaesque (All-Star Conradian) play [ ] (Ugglaesque play... by Uggla [ ])
Dramatic home run in 7th inning or later [ ]
Billy Butler [ ]
R.A. Dickey/Matt Cain starter controversy [ ]
Flashback to last year's World Series [ ]
Mention that there are no Marlins [ ]
Montage of Ron Washington acting crazy excited in the dugout [ ]
Trout and Harper [ ]
A pitcher hits triple digits [ ]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Carlos Beltran was a Royal [ ]
Snub discussion [ ]
NL Hitting Coach Mark McGwire [ ]
George Brett shows up []
Reference to... Negro League Museum [ ] Buck O'Neil [ ] KC Monarchs [ ]
Random FOX TV star pointed out in stands [ ]
R.A. Dickey's knuckler mishandled []
Montage of first half no-hitters [ ]
Josh Hamilton's four-HR game []
Talk about how well the Pirates and/or Orioles did during the first half [ ]
TV ad for.... Dark Knight Rises [ ] The Watch [ ] The Campaign [ ] The Bourne Legacy [ ] Assassin's Creed III [ ]
Dwight Howard traded by end of game [ ]
Matt Wieters gets in game [ ]
Joe Buck welcomes Erin Andrews to the FOX family (or something to that effect)[ ]
Web Gem [ ]
Mention of Kansas City BBQ [ ]
Mention how La Russa began and is now ending his career in Kansas City [ ]
Mention how Ortiz is the only Red Sox all-star [ ]
Mention of Adam Jones' love of Kansas City BBQ ribs [ ]
Yu Darvish's army of Japanese media following him [ ]
Selig comes into booth [ ] (Mention of how the Royals are on the right track [] "Golden Age" [] Labor peace [] Playoff expansion [])
How hot it was in KC []
Reggie Jackson discussion []
McCutchen/Bonds comparisons []
Mention of the Fan Cave [ ]
BBQ in the booth [ ]
Idiot fan runs onto the field []
Trumbo's trumbomb onto the Royals Hall of Fame []
Mentioned that Arrowhead is right next door []
"That's a clown question, bro" []
How many Altuves? []
   40. Tripon Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4179047)
Erin Andrews just jumped to Fox like a week ago.
   41. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4179048)
Wade Miley?
   42. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4179049)
I like that Altuve is stuck between Chapman and Kershaw.
   43. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4179050)
Nice cheer for R.A!
   44. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4179051)
Biggest NL ovations:

Chipper Jones > All of the Cardinals > Bryce Harper > RA Dickey > everyone else
   45. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4179052)
Chipper Jones > All of the Cardinals > Bryce Harper > RA Dickey > everyone else

Sounds about right.
   46. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4179053)
I don't know, Harper seemed to get a pretty big ovation compared to the rest.
   47. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4179054)
Why would they cheer for the Cardinals? Is this some sort of fly-over country solidarity?
   48. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4179055)
Strasburg has a very old-timey baseball face. Harper too, really. They would look great in Dust Bowl phorographs.
   49. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4179056)
At some point, will they just give up the whole "of Anaheim" crap?
   50. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4179057)
Who the hell is Ryan Cook?
   51. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4179058)
Mauer got a pretty big cheer. Well played.
   52. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4179059)
I assume that a bunch of Cardinals fans made the drive. It's not that far. Unless there is some sort of intra-Missouri love thing.
   53. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4179060)
McCutcheon got a louder cheer than most others, if not Dickey level.
   54. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4179062)
Lassus @48: or photographs like these. Someone with some photoshop skills should get on that.
   55. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4179063)
They still love Melky!

I really like these Royals fans.
   56. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4179064)
Melky was apparently doing some highway construction before the game.
   57. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4179065)
I don't know, Harper seemed to get a pretty big ovation compared to the rest.

I was told no one outside of DC cared about Harper.
   58. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4179066)
Beltran: Cardinal + Former Royal equals one of the biggest cheers of the night.
   59. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4179068)
I went to a Royals game for the first time in my life a couple months ago. It had a real college football atmosphere. Lots of kids just chilling in the parking lot, slamming cheap beer, no intention of actually going in to see the game.
   60. a fatty cow that need two seats (cough, cough) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4179069)
this robinson cano thing is the best thing ever (this week, at least)
   61. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4179070)
Robinson loves it. These Royals fans are awesome.
   62. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4179071)
Cano Booed [X]
   63. Phil Plantier's Famous Toilet Seat Stance Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4179072)
Why would they cheer for the Cardinals? Is this some sort of fly-over country solidarity?


I think it is. When I moved to Lawrence, KS two years ago I never heard of anyone "having" two teams yet nearly everyone I work with - who's a local - has an NL team and an AL team (Cardinals and Royals obviously). I would guess there's an old-timey connection from parents, etc from before the Royals existed too that plays into it.

Of course, before I moved out here I couldn't fathom any such thing as a die-hard Royals fan, yet I'll admit to being impressed by their fandom, even if the stadium is half empty most nights.
   64. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4179073)
who is the grandmother shepherding the players out of the al dugout?
   65. JJ1986 Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4179074)
who is the grandmother shepherding the players out of the al dugout?


That's Jamie Moyer's kid.
   66. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4179076)
it's trite but i was around for mickey's beginning and end and chippers seems to be vaguely similar. whole career is like a faint copy if you think of it

and that's still pretty damn good
   67. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4179077)
OH GOD BURN IT MAKE IT STOP

This guy sings professionally?

I'm aghast.
   68. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4179078)
slow anthem singer

booooooooooooooooo
   69. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4179079)
Never heard of this guy.
   70. aleskel Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4179080)
On behalf of white people everywhere, I just want to apologize to all of America for this singer
   71. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4179081)
OH YAY, BOMB HIM, PLANE!

Crap.
   72. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4179082)
Boom. Stealth ####### bomber.
   73. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4179083)
what in the sam hill was that?????
   74. BWV 1129 Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4179084)
At some point, will they just give up the whole "of Anaheim" crap?

It's in there so that they can maintain the terms of their stadium lease.
   75. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4179085)
It's hot [X]
   76. Dan Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4179087)
It's in there so that they can maintain the terms of their stadium lease.


While violating the intent of the contract.
   77. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4179088)
what in the sam hill was that?????

Bad.
   78. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4179089)
so tim finally gave up the hair dye?

good for him

of course, he now looks 92
   79. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4179090)
INFUSION!
   80. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4179092)
Oh thank god, that Little Willie clip helps the pain.
   81. Eddo Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4179093)
Why would they cheer for the Cardinals? Is this some sort of fly-over country solidarity?

I'm sure there are plenty of Cardinal fans all over Missouri.

And Illinois, and Iowa, and...
   82. BWV 1129 Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4179094)
While violating the intent of the contract.

The courts have spoken.
   83. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4179096)
ballplayers need to stop doing ads for stuff like shampoo and go back to the basics like beer
   84. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4179097)
Why would they cheer for the Cardinals? Is this some sort of fly-over country solidarity?


From the events I have attended, I think a lot of Cards fans came up from St. Louis and mid and south Missouri.
   85. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4179098)
"Buster Prosey" indeed, Joe.
   86. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4179099)
Beltran was a Royal [X]
   87. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4179100)
i received a note from one of my grandsons saying verlander is dating some chippie and there was a gif of said lass with her gyrating all over the place.

and based on that alone you have to tell me this woman's name because no i don't remember
   88. Dan Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4179101)
I like how the NL lineup has their best defensive OF at DH and Melky Cabrera in CF. I realize LaRussa's hands were tied a bit on that, but it's still kinda funny.
   89. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4179102)
I guess I haven't seen any national FOX broadcasts in awhile, but it looks like Tim McCarver aged a decade since last October.
   90. Guts Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4179103)
ballplayers need to stop doing ads for stuff like shampoo and go back to the basics like beer


I feel like there is something in the CBA preventing active players from pitching alcohol.
   91. Dan Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4179104)
i received a note from one of my grandsons saying verlander is dating some chippie and there was a gif of said lass with her gyrating all over the place.

and based on that alone you have to tell me this woman's name because no i don't remember


Verlander is dating Kate Upton? That was the first name that came to mind based on HW's description, and google seems to agree.
   92. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4179105)
Maybe Melky Cabrera is good at defense now? He did lose a million pounds.
   93. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4179106)
guts

get that legal mumbo jumbo out of here

//joke
   94. Lassus Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4179108)
I have been wondering if this bat-throwing is as recent as it seems. Did that happen as much back in the day, Harveys?
   95. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4179109)
Oh, thank god we have 6 umpires. We gots to get this one right!
   96. Gamingboy Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4179110)
Oh, thank god we have 6 umpires. We gots to get this one right!


This one counts!
   97. PreservedFish Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4179111)
"His 6th tool is that he's proven he can play in New York."

Literally laughed out loud.
   98. Guts Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4179112)
get that legal mumbo jumbo out of here


Sorry, Harv! In way of apology - your chippie.
   99. The District Attorney Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4179113)
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

In Baseball, if a pitch hits you on ball four, you should get to advance to second base.
   100. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4179114)
dan

that's it. thanks

lassus

no. this is the whole throw the bat at the ball/golf swing thing that has wound its way into coaching. if you don't play golf there is a strain where the instructor will be telling you that too strong a grip is bad and you should be holding the club as if you were throwing the club at the ball.

but maybe that has gone away in golf. been a while
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