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Ain’t no WEEKEND OMNICHATTER until someone gets punched in the face, for August 19-20, 2017

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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 01:28 PM | 257 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 01:30 PM (#5516841)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 19, 2017 at 01:44 PM (#5516850)
Dodgers are on Fox today! I can watch the game!
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2017 at 01:57 PM (#5516863)
Yankee 1st baseman Greg Bird hit two HRs last night while rehabbing at AAA Scranton. He was the Yanks #3 hitter at the start of the season, and there's still time for him to help if he can stay healthy.

Starlin Castro started his rehab stint for Scranton last night, but went hitless.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 02:28 PM (#5516882)
Joc Peterson optioned to OKC per David Vassegh
   5. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 02:40 PM (#5516885)
Just what the Dodgers needed, some improvement in CF. Now maybe they can win some ballgames.
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 02:47 PM (#5516887)
sorry I misspelled his last name--that's what happens when you leave the show
   7. phredbird Posted: August 19, 2017 at 03:25 PM (#5516907)
HOW WILL THE CARDINAL BULLPEN GIVE UP RUNS IN BUNCHES TODAY?
   8. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 03:26 PM (#5516908)
Yankee 1st baseman Greg Bird hit two HRs last night while rehabbing at AAA Scranton.

Amateur! Lucille Bluth warmed up for a drinking contest by downing straight shots on a mini-break from rehab.
   9. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5516913)
Today I Learned: Darwin Barney is still in the Majors.

Quintana's experience against the American League really showing up there. Hoo boy.
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:00 PM (#5516920)
Joe West, sporting his fashionable white "be nicer to me" wristband doing everything he can to bait someone into yelling at him. He's calling a strike zone almost as wide as his fat ass, just called strikes on 2 obvious ball 4s to Jay then stares him down just praying for an excuse to run him. Well, Joe, I see your wristband and all I can say is go #### yourself.
   11. MNB Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:02 PM (#5516921)
WHO WILL THE NATS PUT ON THE DL TODAY?
   12. Brian C Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM (#5516932)
Joe West, sporting his fashionable white "be nicer to me" wristband doing everything he can to bait someone into yelling at him. He's calling a strike zone almost as wide as his fat ass, just called strikes on 2 obvious ball 4s to Jay then stares him down just praying for an excuse to run him. Well, Joe, I see your wristband and all I can say is go #### yourself.

Len explained those wristbands last inning; it was the first I'd heard of it. I just could hardly believe my ears - it's like all the umps got together and decided to prove the stereotype of them being thin-skinned, whiny prima donnas.

In that light, I wonder if they're not trying to bait Maddon. I can't imagine the umps are OK with him not being suspended after his outburst Wednesday night, where he clearly made contact with the umps.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM (#5516934)
HOW WILL THE CARDINAL BULLPEN GIVE UP RUNS IN BUNCHES TODAY?


Hopefully one fewer than the team scores...

Cardinals scored a run, but nobody listening to the game on TV would have known that, as the Martinez double and Wong single were never mentioned during the broadcast, in order to have a long interview with Mo(which I don't mind Mozeliak interviews usually, as he actually provides information on the team, but talk about the damn game while doing it.)

Cardinal game goes into rain delay.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:27 PM (#5516935)
According to Al, the rain is supposed to end in about 39 minutes, let's see how accurate that prediction is...it's 3:26 pm cdt right now..... 39 minutes, along with 15 minutes prep time puts the game back on at about 4:20 pm.... (and no I'm not a stoner)

Edit: Official stop time was 3:24 pm according to the broadcast.(or 4:24 eastern time)
   15. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5516941)
I was going to say something snarky about Barney not getting to that ball, but it did slice a bit toward CF so it was just outside of his grab.

Also, Joe West has assigned one chin to keep an eye on each of the bases just in case any of these uppity players gets uppity.
   16. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:06 PM (#5516957)
2 throwing errors for Bryant today. Unusual.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:08 PM (#5516960)
Why is Rondon being used in a winnable game?
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:09 PM (#5516961)
Rondon almost pitched an inning without giving up a run, but the universe is back in alignment.
   19. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:09 PM (#5516962)
Good PA there by Pillar.

Amazing how many Jays fans are in Chicago.
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:10 PM (#5516963)
Kendrys Morales seems to have gotten a lot bigger, which I guess makes sense because he used to only be the one Kendry Morales.
   21. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:13 PM (#5516966)
Amazing how many Jays fans are in Chicago.

Yeah, I saw a bunch of people in Jays shirts downtown yesterday morning. Good thing we're having the Air & Water Show this weekend - the Canadians will have second thoughts about ever trying to invade.
   22. Brian C Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:16 PM (#5516969)
Amazing how many Jays fans are in Chicago.

It's funny, because when I actually went to a Jays game in Toronto once, there weren't many there.
   23. Brian C Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:27 PM (#5516974)
I have a bad feeling about Davis's save streak today - he'd tie Dempster's team record today - especially with Montero due up in the inning. It just seems like a recipe for ironic disaster.
   24. Brian C Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:32 PM (#5516978)
Whew. Harmless fly ball by Montero, but for the split second off the bat my heart sank.
   25. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 19, 2017 at 05:34 PM (#5516979)
Baez is so awesome.
   26. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:02 PM (#5516991)
Cody Bellinger twisted his ankle fielding a deep fly ball in rf in Detroit. Stuck out the inning, but removed after noticably limping off the field.

Good thing Adrian Gonzalez is back...
   27. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:14 PM (#5516999)
After Granderson turns an dropped infield pop into a double and Grandal works 0-2 into a walk, Gonzalez comes through with a two-out RBI single to break a scoreless tie in the seventh.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:15 PM (#5517000)
Al was clearly wrong on his estimate, rain delay still going on for the Cardinals/Pirates.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:23 PM (#5517006)
Game just restarted, Grichuk called out on strikes on the first pitch with a borderline strike (gamecast says it was on the outside corner though)
   30. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:43 PM (#5517016)
I've had issues with Puiv's unprofessional behavior over the years, but there is no question he's a superlative right fielder.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 06:45 PM (#5517017)
Pirates turn a 1-0 deficit to 5-1 within 2 outs.... still only the second inning though, and there is no reason to think this game is going to end up being a low scoring game on either side.
   32. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:06 PM (#5517026)
Dodgers win again 3-0. Six straight. 25 of 30 since the break is the best second half start in baseball history.
   33. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:12 PM (#5517028)
So ... last night was the latest contestant for "Worst Loss of the Season".

I don't expect tonight to be a competitor ... I expect us to get trounced.

But ... that's why they play the games ... LET'S GO YANKEES!!!
   34. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:22 PM (#5517038)
Mike Trout had gone 8 games without a homer. He's homered now for the second game in a row.
   35. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:22 PM (#5517039)
I am officially terrified of this start from CC.
   36. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:24 PM (#5517042)
ICE CREAM MAN!
   37. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:32 PM (#5517048)
Ouch.

That. Hurt.
   38. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:33 PM (#5517049)
i'm guessing it's easy to get Torontonians to visit Chicago in August, when the flurries start flying at home and the polar bears are prowling about trying to get fat for the long winter.
   39. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:34 PM (#5517050)
Dodgers win again 3-0. Six straight. 25 of 30 since the break is the best second half start in baseball history.

Good thing they're making up for that disappointing first half.
   40. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:35 PM (#5517053)
AUSTIN GOES BOOM!
   41. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:37 PM (#5517055)
So ... last night was the latest contestant for "Worst Loss of the Season".

Please.
   42. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:38 PM (#5517056)
Dear CC,

You've got a 3-spot.

Please, please, please dial the clock back tonight ...
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 07:50 PM (#5517064)
Apparently I was wrong about this not being a low scoring game for both sides, right now it looks like after the rain delay, the Cardinals are going up to the plate and not bringing bats.
   44. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM (#5517072)
So ... last night was the latest contestant for "Worst Loss of the Season".
The Angels have given up three walk-off grand slams in the span of less than a month. You take your boo-hoos somewhere else.
   45. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:06 PM (#5517078)
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.
   46. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:07 PM (#5517079)
Sale didn't think JBJ was going to catch that ball. He just stood there pensively waiting, then erupted in a leaping cheer as the catch was made, then had to hustle over to 1B to back up the play. Great catch, and they almost doubled up the runner who had almost made it to 3B before turning around.
   47. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:09 PM (#5517081)
What ... about 3 more inches of carry and that's a run scored and a runner at least on 2nd?

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
   48. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5517082)
Mike Trout goes deep again, second homer of the night, 26th of the season.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:11 PM (#5517084)
They need to include a stat on splits that say "before and after rain delay" at least for starting pitchers... I don't think anyone cares about anything other than that, but it would be nice to see how much a pitcher is hurt by going out there after a rain delay... (I'm probably wrong, but it feels like this is the third time during a Wacha start that there has been a rain delay, and he was hammered every time)
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5517085)
Carson Kelly AAA offense has definitely not translated to the major league level so far. Yadier has no reason to be looking over his shoulder right now.
   51. eric Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:16 PM (#5517086)
The Orioles feed is making a big deal out of the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards opening. They have a bunch of the players from that 1992 team around and they're interviewing some of them during the game. Cal looks...like someone typically does at a 25th reunion. Brady Anderson, though, looks like he could still suit up and play. He looks 32. The only giveaway is his skin looks a little older than typical for a 30-something.
   52. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5517088)
WOO HOO! Aaron Judge breaks the Major League record!!
   53. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5517089)
Judge is just completely lost right now ...
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5517090)
WOO HOO! Aaron Judge breaks the Major League record!!


Which is... I don't pay that much attention to the false league, but what did he do? Is it a real record, or a rookie record?
   55. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5517091)
The Orioles feed is making a big deal out of the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards opening.

I was at that inaugural game. Fun day. Thanks for pointing this out.
   56. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:24 PM (#5517092)
Aaron Judge sets the record for consecutive strikeouts(??), unless I forgot what record it was in the last few minutes. Red Sox radio made a huge deal of it, natch, but eh, it happens even to the Giancarlos and Bryces of the world.
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5517094)
I haven't actually bothered to look at Greg Garcia's numbers, he's the 24th man on the roster(25th is the backup catcher) and he doesn't feel like a useless piece of crap... but man look at his obp, for a guy who's job is just to not hurt the team when called upon to play 3 different defensive positions, a .360 obp is not a bad thing....you don't expect power or anything, but ultimately he isn't hurting you as a batter even though he has only an 83 ops+..
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:29 PM (#5517095)
Aaron Judge sets the record for consecutive strikeouts(??), unless I forgot what record it was in the last few minutes. Red Sox radio made a huge deal of it, natch, but eh, it happens even to the Giancarlos and Bryces of the world.


Gotcha. I forgot about that for some reason, consecutive games with a strikeout.... I even looked that up three or so days ago...
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5517096)
When I looked it up, Adam Dunn still managed to be in the top five in that list and posted over a .900 ops... that was pretty impressive.
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:33 PM (#5517098)
Going by bb-ref, he didn't set the record yet...

He was at 35 games coming into tonight.... Adam Dunn, Bob Veale were tied for second with 36, and Bill Stoneman is the record holder at 37.

Here is the bb-ref link.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:34 PM (#5517099)
That doesn't mean bb-ref is right, or that I'm doing the search right, it just means from a quick and easy pi search, the record that they are touting isn't correct. (unless it's a different record)
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5517101)
Dejong with his team leading 20th homerun of the season...he was in the minors for the first two months of the season(he hit 13 homeruns in the minors before being called up May 28th)
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:44 PM (#5517102)
Cardinals behind 6-3 going into the ninth...need more runs than outs recorded to extend this game.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:47 PM (#5517103)
Jose Martinez...1 pitch, score is now 6-4....
   65. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5517104)
Interviewing Cal Ripken (I'm replaying it on MLB.tv) he points out how that first game at Oriole Park took only 2:02 because both pitchers worked quickly, got strike 1, etc. "Pace of play is all about the pitchers" and doesn't think much of all the rules and proposals to hasten pace-of-play.

Also, the white wristband did not protect the home plate ump Tom Hallion against a stray pitch.

Ripken on the strike zone: In the Good Old Days when the home plate ump would wear that big "balloon" protector external to his shirt, he would set up higher and closer to the center of the zone so he could call the inside and outside pitches more fairly. Hallion is leaving the game after taking a drubbing.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5517106)
Interviewing Cal Ripken (I'm replaying it on MLB.tv) he points out how that first game at Oriole Park took only 2:02 because both pitchers worked quickly, got strike 1, etc. "Pace of play is all about the pitchers" and doesn't think much of all the rules and proposal to hasten pace-of-play.


That is true, but the rules are designed to force the pitchers to pitch faster, you have two things at play here, the pitchers pace and the batters playing around in the batters box, the rules are designed to reduce those to a manageable concept.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5517107)
I'm not sure I agree with the replay, but oh well.. one angle he was clearly safe, another angle he was clearly out..... oh well... 2.5 games back.
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:53 PM (#5517108)
If we win tomorrow, we take 3 out of 4 against a competitor in their "home", that is always a good thing, heck 2-2 on the road is usually a good thing.
   69. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5517110)
Joe West, sporting his fashionable white "be nicer to me" wristband doing everything he can to bait someone into yelling at him. He's calling a strike zone almost as wide as his fat ass, just called strikes on 2 obvious ball 4s to Jay then stares him down just praying for an excuse to run him. Well, Joe, I see your wristband and all I can say is go #### yourself.


I certainly hope the MLBPA notices this and takes action of their own. Maybe if they are mean enough, the umpires will resign en masse like they did in 1999. And hopefully it works as well.
   70. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5517111)
After Tom Hallion exits, Vic Carapazza girds up his loins to call balls and strikes behind the plate. So they are now down to 3 umpires in Baltimore.
   71. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 09:06 PM (#5517113)
Sale proving human tonight. Is this his third or fourth start against the Yankees?
   72. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5517114)
Brady Anderson is FIFTY THREE??!! He's had work done. But he obviously stays in shape, he was kee-lobbering those balls in the glimpses of their home run derby that they just showed.
   73. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 09:40 PM (#5517124)
The work done is staying in shape. And good genes. Look closely and you can see the age in his face.
   74. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 10:07 PM (#5517132)
Devers will lead off the bottom of the ninth for Sox. Guy quickly building a legend.
   75. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: August 19, 2017 at 10:14 PM (#5517134)
Judge appears thr victim of a bigger second-half strike zone from the umps. That high strike at the letters will get most hitters.
   76. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2017 at 10:16 PM (#5517136)
Greg Bird followed up yesterday's 2-HR effort by going 2-4 with a 2B in tonight's rehab game with AAA Scranton. Starlin Castro 1-3, also with Scranton. Help is on the way.
   77. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5517139)
Pretty darn good throw by Sanchez to get Holt trying to steal in 9th. Good jump on a breaking ball, and still nailed him. Despite his other defensive problems this season, Sanchez can throw. Next batter pops out, and the Yankees win!
   78. stanmvp48 Posted: August 20, 2017 at 12:02 AM (#5517167)
Will the Dodgers have a player finish in the top 10 in the MVP vote? Bellinger? Jansen?
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: August 20, 2017 at 12:22 AM (#5517171)
Will the Dodgers have a player finish in the top 10 in the MVP vote? Bellinger? Jansen?


Seager has been the leading candidate from the get go.
   80. Bote Man Posted: August 20, 2017 at 12:45 AM (#5517176)
Judge appears thr victim

That typo brings up a humorous anecdote from the Nationals game: wayyyyyyyyyy back in 2007 when the Nats were playing the Marlins at Pro Robbie Stadium the Marlins lineup card contained a typo. Rookie Alejandro De Aza was listed as "Dr Aza" and has been known as "Doctor Aza" ever since by the Nats radio crew.

Since the E and R sit right next to each other on the outmoded QWERTY keyboard layout it's easy enough to fat-finger that one.
   81. eric Posted: August 20, 2017 at 12:55 AM (#5517178)
Trout just played his 78th game in his team's 123rd. That means there's exactly 39 games left for him to play, and given his team's position in the wildcard hunt, it's pretty safe to say he'll play every one of them barring injury.

Therefore, he's at a perfect spot for a "pace" check: add 50% to his current totals, and that's what he's on pace to end the season at. Without further ado:

G: 117
PA: 521
AB: 416
R: 92
H: 141
2B: 27
3B: 3
HR: 39
RBI: 89
SB: 20
BB: 93
K: 99
TB: 291
BA: .339
OBP: .464
SLG: .700
WAR: 8.0 (BBR and slightly estimated since it hasn't yet been updated, but he was at 5.2 before his 2HR night)

There've been a surprising number of articles talking about Trout being in the MVP hunt. I think he would have to maintain his pace (which is obviously at a higher level then his already lofty standards), and the Angels would have to make the postseason, and Altuve would have to end on a somewhat blah note--not necessarily bad, but just...ok. So that'll be a difficult trifecta to pull off.

But I think Trout's got a fantastic shot at 2nd place since he has to be a favorite to pass both Simmons and Judge in both WAR and esteem in the writer's eyes, and maintain his lead on Betts, and, well, all other position players in both measures. Kluber and Sale are of course pitchers and so at a natural disadvantage and also prone to the higher variance in performance. I think it would take quite a finish for either to be all that competitive for either of the top couple spots.
   82. Bote Man Posted: August 20, 2017 at 01:01 AM (#5517180)
All you Sons of Sam Horn would get a kick out of this Oriole Park 25th anniversary celebration on the game broadcast: #15 Sam Horn himself standing between his 1992 teammates Joltin' Joe Orsulak and Leo Gomez. I just might have to replay this game on MLB.tv to see what I missed.

I note that F.F. Billy Ripken was at the opposite end of the line from his big brother. Was this like planning a wedding reception or a family reunion??
   83. BDC Posted: August 20, 2017 at 08:57 AM (#5517202)
Adrian Beltre milestones in last night's 17-7 win over Chicago:

Two hits to pass Rafael Palmeiro for 27th all-time (3,022)

An RBI to pass Chipper Jones for 33rd all-time (1,624)
   84. stanmvp48 Posted: August 20, 2017 at 10:02 AM (#5517217)
Will the Giants be mathematically eliminated today?
   85. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 20, 2017 at 10:12 AM (#5517218)
Aug. 20:

1880 Pud Galvin throws nohitter. Last one from 45 feet
1900 2nd consecutive start Cy Young unable to finish - a first for him
1901 ump Bob Emslie takes ill before the 2nd game of d-header. Al Orth, PHI & Jim McGuire BRK sub. Orth pinch-hits, so Doc White pinch--umps
1903 PIT make 6 errors in 1st inning
1908 Al Lopez born
1912 Carl Cashion tosses shortened game no hitter: 6 innings. WAS 2, CLE 0
1913 MLB debut: Edd Roush
1915 CWS get Joe Jackson from CLE for Braggo Roth, Larry Cahppell, Ed Klepfer & $31,500
1919 Joe Wilhoit, Western League OF'r, has his hitting streak end at 69 games
1920 Ray Chapman's funeral. Tris Speaker gets in fight w/ Steve O'Neill and Jack Graney because funeral is in a Catholic church
1920 Babe Ruth hits his 44rd HR w/ NYY, passing Wally Pipp as franchise leader
1922 4th of 12 walk-off HR for Babe Ruth. Two days after #3
1923 AL Pres Ban Johnson bans 4-piece bat of Babe Ruth because of the glue used on it
1926 McGraw berates Frisch in front of team, Frisch buys ticket at leaves team. McGraw's one-time heir apparent & favorite is through w/ the team
1926 Cal McVey dies
1934 Reds franchise record drops to .500 for the first time since 1882 (3,773-3,773)
1938 Frankie Pytlak & Hank Helf, CLE catchers, catch balls dropped from Union Terminal Tower, 708 feet up. A record
1938 23rd of Lou Gehrig's 23 grandslams
1941 BRK stage a fashion show before a Ladies Day crowd at Ebbets Field
1944 Graig Nettles born
1945 homering off Preacher Roe, Tommy Brown, 17 years, 8 months, 14 days becomes the youngest to ever do so
1946 Pitt votes 15-3 to not recognize the American Baseball Guild as their bargaining agent - kills the Guild
1946 Bob Feller's fastball clocked at 98.6 MPH
1952 MLB debut: Harvey Haddix
1955 Walter O'Malley predicts to Mayor Wagner: if one of NY NL teams goes, it probably won't be by itself
1957 Bob Keegan throws no-hitter. CWS 6, WAS 0
1958 injury-plagued CHC use Dale Long as catcher. 1 in hospital, 1 HBP, and 1 ejected, so use 1st lefty catcher of the century
1960 Tom Brunansky born
1960 Mark Langston born
1961 Phillies lose their 23rd straight game
1961 last Negro League East-West Game played, in Yankee Stadium - Satchiel Paige pitches 3 IP, West win 7-1
1962 Walk-off grandslam: Frank Robinson
1964 Phil Linz, NYY, plays the harmonica on team bus after CWS 5, NYY 0 game. Fined $200
1965 Eddie Mathews HR gives he & Hank Aaron 773 HR as a duo, breaking the Ruth/Gehrig 772 mark
1967 Andy Benes born
1971 now dormant Shibe Park damaged by fire
1973 Todd Helton born
1974 Nolan Ryan clocks by infared radar at 100.9 mph
1974 3rd of 3 times in 1974 (& four times overall) Ryan fans 19 in a game. Just eight days after last time. Loses 1-0
1978 Don Sutton and Steve Garvey engage in clubhouse fistfight
1980 Tom Brookens has game for the ages: 5-for-5 w/ 3B & HR. Also starts a triple play on defenase
1981 MLB debut: Brett Butler
1986 Walt Terrell, DET, 1 out from no-hitter. Wally Joyner, CAL doubles
1988 Dave Concepction, age 40, steals home
1989 White Sox retire Harold Baines number
1990 MLB debut: Tino Martinez
1991 PHI wins in 9th on Dickie Thon HR over PIT. PHI's 1st 9th inning win in 346 games. Do it again on 8/21. Then 10th inning win on 8/22
1992 David Wells's worst start: 4.1 IP, 11 H, 13 R, 13 ER, 4 BB, 1 K. Game Score: -14 (!). 2 singles, 7 doubles, triple, & homer
1995 Jose Mesa converts 37th straigth save opportunity, breaking Eck's MLB record
1996 Sammy Sosa broken hand from HBP. He already has 40 HR, leading the league
1999 Jeff Bagwell walks 6 times in one game. Hou 6, Flo 4 (16)
2001 MLB debut: Carlos Zambrano
2001 inside the park WALK OFF Hr for Ken Griffey Jr. 3rd/final inside the park HR - over 11 years since #2. CIN 5, STL 4 (11)
2005 KCR lose their 19th straight game
2008 Umps & MLB sign agreement allowing use of instant replay
2012 Ouch! ATL loses to DCN in 13 innings on walk-off error: 5-4. Bottom 13th: 1B, FC, 1B, E-Dan Uggla
2012 Jim Joyce, umpire, saves man's life by administering CPR to him before a game when he has a heart attack. At ARI
2016 Tyler Naquin, CLE, hits walk-off inside the park homer. CLE 3, TOR 2
2016 COL 7, CHC 6 (11). Ryan Rayburn w/ walk-off 2-run Little League Homer: double off the wall & Javier Baez completely throws the relay away

   86. Bote Man Posted: August 20, 2017 at 11:49 AM (#5517249)
1880 Pud Galvin throws no-hitter. Last one from 45 feet

Thanks for these, BTW.

1) I did not know the mound was ever as close as 45 feet, but back in the 1800s I guess I could believe just about anything was done in baseball as they found their way.

2) With a name like "Pud" I'd bet he was a big hit with the ladies? They just don't name them like they used to.
   87. eric Posted: August 20, 2017 at 01:19 PM (#5517279)
How could the ladies not love a face like this?
   88. stanmvp48 Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:20 PM (#5517304)
28 batters in Detroit;no hits 1 walk 13 strikeouts
   89. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:20 PM (#5517305)
WHAT EXCUSE WILL JOE MADDON FIND TO PULL KYLE HENDRICKS IN THE FIFTH INNING TODAY???
   90. eric Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:25 PM (#5517309)
The Angels' 14th run of the series is their first one not scored via a HR. I don't know how uncommon a streak like that is, but it sounds pretty impressive to me.
   91. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:29 PM (#5517313)
Double no hitter through 5 innings in Detroit.
   92. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:33 PM (#5517315)
Curtis Granderson breaks up the no hitter by hitting one off the foul pole!!!
   93. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:44 PM (#5517322)
Then an epic meltdown by Maeda in the bottom of the 6th. Wow.
   94. TomH Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:47 PM (#5517326)
career OPS leader among MLB players
with at least 60 PA
less than 21 yrs old

before this year: Ted Williams 1.045
at this moment Rafael Devers 1.137
   95. Bote Man Posted: August 20, 2017 at 02:50 PM (#5517327)
All home runs in this Dahhhdgers-Tigers game have been hit off the foul poles.
   96. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 20, 2017 at 03:10 PM (#5517340)
WHAT EXCUSE WILL JOE MADDON FIND TO PULL KYLE HENDRICKS IN THE FIFTH INNING TODAY???

And "still tired after scoring from first on Almora's double in the third" emerges as a contender.
   97. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 20, 2017 at 03:12 PM (#5517341)
The Angels' 14th run of the series is their first one not scored via a HR. I don't know how uncommon a streak like that is, but it sounds pretty impressive to me.
Of course, the 15th, 16th, and 17th runs they get are off homers. Simmons just put another one out, 4-1 Angels in the 6th.
   98. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 20, 2017 at 03:34 PM (#5517346)
Some bad luck put men on base for Parker Bridwell, and the O's drive them in. Now it's 4-3 with men at the corners and nobody out for Baltimore, bottom of 6th.
   99. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 20, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5517349)
AND Andrelton Simmons saves a run! Faked the 6-4-3, then caught the runner coming home from 3rd and they get him in a rundown. That guy's just brilliant. If I had a son, I'd name him the LA Andrelton Simmons of Anaheim.
   100. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 20, 2017 at 03:44 PM (#5517350)
Doesn't matter. Orioles tie it up anyways.
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