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Thursday, April 04, 2013

April 4, 2013 Omnichatter

Will the Red Sox sweep their rivals? How will this Brandon Maurer kid do in his MLB debut? Will Pelfray and Porcello form a “AL Central Pitchers who’s surnames start with P” club?

Find out today in the Omnichatter.

Gamingboy Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:07 AM | 271 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric Ferguson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 09:55 AM (#4404053)
Omnichatter!
   2. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 04, 2013 at 09:55 AM (#4404054)
Especially intrigued about Brandon Maurer. He was a 23rd round pick in 2008, and the Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher last year. 0.90 ERA in 22 spring training innings, and skipping AAA, so he really snuck up prospect lists in a hurry. The BPro yearbook only has an entry for him under the "Lineouts" section or whatever.
   3. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4404061)
Will Brent Lillibridge get a hit so we can all chant RUDY! RUDY! RUDY! and finally, mercifully be done with him?
   4. Eric Ferguson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4404062)
This is something I've always wondered: How old is everyone on here? I'm 32.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4404063)
The Legend of Evan Gattis continues! First MLB home run last night that legend has it, cured cancer upon landing!

Best pitching matchup today: Cliff Lee vs. Kris Medlen

Oldest pitching matchup today: Andy Pettitte (40) vs. Ryan Dempster (35)

Youngest pitching matchup today: Brandon Maurer (22) vs. AJ Griffin (25)

I am the same age as Cliff Lee (34).
   6. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:10 AM (#4404069)
Younger than Andy Pettitte, older than Ryan Dempster
   7. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:20 AM (#4404084)
42. Best I can tell Mariano Rivera is the only active MLB player older than me.

Fired up the MLB.tv for the first time last night and damn is that cool. Really liked it and I think there are a bunch of features I wasn't using. Gotta figure it out more when I have time.
   8. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4404089)
I'm 33. Or I will be within the week, anyway. I assume I'll be crucified at some point this year.
   9. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:29 AM (#4404094)
The Legend of Evan Gattis continues! First MLB home run last night that legend has it, cured cancer upon landing!


Unfortunately it didn't land. It's like Chuck Norris' tears.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:34 AM (#4404101)
This Brandon Maurer guy could be the best Mariners pitcher named Brandon Morrow since the heyday of Brandon Morrow.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:36 AM (#4404105)
42. Best I can tell Mariano Rivera is the only active MLB player older than me.


Darren Oliver is 42. Were you born later than October 6, 1970?

The first MLB player younger than me was Diamondbacks pitching non-phenom Edgar Gonzalez. He deserves credit for perseverance, having now pitched in 9 major-league seasons for a total of 113 appearances. Sadly he was the last pitcher sent down in Astros camp last week, but he'll be back.
   12. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:36 AM (#4404106)
I remember watching Lillibridge in college, making fun of him, then feeling stupid when he proved to be good... at which point I believe he could play for a little too long as well.
Stop making a fool of me, Brent!

I'm 39.
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:38 AM (#4404111)
Darren Oliver and Alex Rodriguez are the only active players who made their MLB debut prior to the cancellation of the World Series.

(Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez would be others)
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:44 AM (#4404117)
Miguel Batista is also trying to catch on somewhere I presume.

And I'm sure the Yankees will sign Jaime Moyer or Julio Franco before too long.
   15. zack Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:46 AM (#4404121)
Huh, I thought most of the old timers would be older, but maybe they're just not up yet. I've been coming here since I was a teen, so it always seemed an older crowd compared to my other hangouts, and I'm 30 now.

The Mets are 2-0 with the best run diff in baseball, so I think it's time to call them as the 2013 NL East winners.
   16. BrianBrianson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:50 AM (#4404127)
I'm thirty one, if I recall correctly, which I don't always do these days.
   17. Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:13 AM (#4404147)
36. Been lurking here for over a decade.
   18. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:16 AM (#4404151)
The Legend of Evan Gattis continues! First MLB home run last night that legend has it, cured cancer upon landing!


Someone should put a ball in his ear to cure him of flipping his bat.
   19. Kiko Sakata Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:20 AM (#4404158)
This would be my age 45 season (I'm still 44 for a couple more months) and this is the first season that there are no active major-league players older than me (thank you, Omar Vizquel and Jamie Moyer, for sticking around too long and delaying that for a few years).
   20. Rafael Bellylard: A failure of the waist. Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:21 AM (#4404160)
I'm 10 years younger than Doug Decinces, to the day.

And as a lurker on Omnichatter, this may be the greatest idea at BTF yet. As I am out on the road driving from 1:30-11:30pm, this is a much better option to keep up on what's happening between clients.

I'm just waiting for the weekly Omnichatter checklists to start.


   21. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:22 AM (#4404161)
28, and I've been on this site for around 10 years at this point.
   22. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4404171)
Darren Oliver is 42. Were you born later than October 6, 1970?


August 18, 1970.

I remember Ivan Rodriguez being the first player from the 70s to enter MLB (or maybe he's the first player from the 70s I remember) and now Mariano is hanging on for me.

Darren Oliver and Alex Rodriguez are the only active players who made their MLB debut prior to the cancellation of the World Series.


Last year's #1 draft pick Carlos Correia was born 8 days after the WS was officially cancelled.

The amazing thing to me is how much I think of myself through my father now. I was 17 when my father was the age I am now, that just blows me away.
   23. Hack Wilson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4404172)
I keep hoping Minnie Miñoso will come out of retirement one more time so there will be someone older than me. And don't mention those young whippersnappers like Julio Franco.
   24. Darren Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4404176)
So is this the deal now? No more individual game chatters?
   25. TomH Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:42 AM (#4404181)
I was born when Ike was still president, but JFK had been elected to replace him.

Earliest specific MLB memory: "Yaz" bread in grocery stores after his Triple Crown year. Vague recollection of 69 Mets-Os World Series on TV. Altho my dad tells me I was following stats in the papers before then. Frst year playing Strat-O-Matic was 1974; reazlied then how great Joe Morgan was.

I tracked for a while how many active MLBers were older than I was, once it got to be < 10. Rickey! was the last one; and it was hard to tell when to call him "retired".

   26. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4404183)

The amazing thing to me is how much I think of myself through my father now. I was 17 when my father was the age I am now, that just blows me away.


Oh, this times 100. I was 5 when my dad was the age I am now. I have a five year old now. Its weird to think my son sees me the same way I saw my dad. I wonder if my dad was as ridiculously immature as I am now.
   27. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:45 AM (#4404185)
If so, I love the change.
   28. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4404188)
I went to the Twins game yesterday. It was the second time in my life I got to see Torii Hunter play.

The first time was July 23, 1999. Hunter was 23; I had just turned 14. I was able to get his autograph before the game--I became a fan for life!

(Both games ended on walk-off singles by the Twins. I'm a good luck charm!)
   29. Kiko Sakata Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4404189)
I was 5 when my dad was the age I am now. I have a five year old now. Its weird to think my son sees me the same way I saw my dad.


I was the same age when I had my two kids as my Dad was when he had his first two kids. I'm his second, so the age gap between me and my second son - who is also my son who's a huge baseball fan - is the exact same gap as between me and my Dad (who is also a huge baseball fan). It is interesting to see the similarities in the relationship but from the opposite side (my son's 11 right now).
   30. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:07 PM (#4404207)
I'm ageless.

I was just looking up something on RadioReference.com (a site for police scanner nerds) and saw that the little sub-title under a frequent poster's name read "silent key Jan 14, 2012"; that's ham radio talk for "he's dead, Jim". I didn't know the guy personally, but it struck me that we lost a good source of info from his geographic area.

Not to get all morose and morbid, but maybe somebody should set up a wiki for this site so that long-time correspondents could contribute salient points to it, sort of a living memory of customs and institutions. I know that I have no idea how the primate thing applies here, for example; a chimp as mascot for a baseball site??? If such info is not an "insiders only" thing, perhaps it would be enlightening to record it for posterity and for others to enjoy. You know, before you old codgers kick the bucket.
   31. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:09 PM (#4404208)
Oh, and the user profile fields could be fleshed out to include things like age, location so that we don't have to go through this every so often.
   32. JJ1986 Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:13 PM (#4404212)
Not to get all morose and morbid, but maybe somebody should set up a wiki for this site so that long-time correspondents could contribute salient points to it, sort of a living memory of customs and institutions.


There is a wiki (Wiki Gonzalez!) but I think it probably hasn't been updated in 6-7 years.
   33. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:16 PM (#4404216)

There is a wiki (Wiki Gonzalez!) but I think it probably hasn't been updated in 6-7 years.


Nor has Wiki Gonzalez's career.
   34. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:20 PM (#4404218)
Not to get all morose and morbid, but maybe somebody should set up a wiki for this site so that long-time correspondents could contribute salient points to it, sort of a living memory of customs and institutions.

IT'S A TRAP!
   35. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4404224)
There is a wiki (Wiki Gonzalez!) but I think it probably hasn't been updated in 6-7 years.


Neither have most of our jokes, so it's probably still fine...
   36. zempf Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4404231)
I know that I have no idea how the primate thing applies here, for example; a chimp as mascot for a baseball site???


To answer this question, it used to be called Baseball Primer but due to some issues with Prospectus the name got changed. Users of Primer -> primates.
   37. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:32 PM (#4404235)
Nor has Wiki Gonzalez's career.


I laughed.

I'm 28. That's a year older than my dad was when my sister was born and two years younger than when I was born. So far I have produced nothing but cats though.
   38. Eric Ferguson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:33 PM (#4404236)
Issues with Prospectus? I'll be d@mned if some stathead nerds who never leave their mother's basements can tell us what to do!
   39. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:36 PM (#4404239)
I can't muster much enthusiasm for the Fauxto Carmona era starting today but hopefully things work out well.
   40. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:48 PM (#4404253)
So is this the deal now? No more individual game chatters?


Has there been an individual (non-Red Sox) (regular season) game chatter with more than 15 posts in it since the Mets started to suck?

The Red Sox are the exception, but apparently our Sox Therapy guys are setting up an equivalent of Replacement Level Yankees Weblog, so the whole individual game chatter thing seems to have moved to team-specific blogs.
   41. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4404256)
I love the Omni game chatter. There were plenty of times last year when I was watching a game and wanted to comment on goings-on....but no one was hanging out in the thread.
   42. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4404259)
tigers inked valverde
   43. JJ1986 Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:54 PM (#4404263)
Has there been an individual (non-Red Sox) (regular season) game chatter with more than 15 posts in it since the Mets started to suck?


Some of the Nats/Mets games last year got a bunch of posts.
   44. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:55 PM (#4404264)
H/T to Harvey in the lounge for this link.

So many great pitching matchups on Sunday.. And then there's the Mets.
   45. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4404265)
I think the Cubs get some posts at times. Nationals chatters seem to mostly consist of Joey B. high-fiving himself for making the team do well. So yeah, omnichatter is great. Hell, just look at the results, over 300 comments yesterday.
   46. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:04 PM (#4404275)
Nationals chatters seem to mostly consist of Joey B. high-fiving himself for making the team do well. So yeah, omnichatter is great.


On the other hand, with omnichatter we are subjected to Joey B. high-fiving himself for making the Phillies, Mets and Braves do badly. We have to stay logged in at all times to make sure "ignore" is on.
   47. Honkie Kong Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4404276)
So I haven't seen any of the Reds' games yet. How does Choo look in CF?
Another hitless opening series for Pujols, it seems!

And Marlins, can they be shutout on the opening series of the year!>
   48. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4404278)
The Cub chatters generally drew a decent number of comments, even in recent years when the team has done silly things like give Chris Volstad a baseball on purpose.
   49. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4404282)
Some of the Nats/Mets games last year got a bunch of posts.


Yeah but when there are 97 posts and 96 of them belong to Joey B. does that count?
   50. JJ1986 Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:17 PM (#4404286)
Mark Kotsay is hitting third for the Padres. I think I underrated them in worst-team-in-baseball potential.
   51. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:17 PM (#4404289)
I turn 30 in 3 days.
   52. Danny Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:20 PM (#4404292)
Kotsay hasn't put up a 100 OPS+ or better season since 2004. Yet he's playing LF and batting third.
   53. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:20 PM (#4404293)
The only thing impairing my enjoyment of Phillies games this year is Roy Halladay. There's so much tension involved in wondering if and when he will be shut down for major surgery. Otherwise it's interesting to watch some young guys actually in the starting lineup for once instead of engaged in endless position battles with no winner. Hopefully when Demon Young comes back he will be firmly ensconced in the role of pinch hitter/fourth outfielder instead of more arbitrary time-sharing arrangements.
   54. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4404296)
[35] Just looked up the wiki. It needs to be updated with the #6 org joke and the never saw him ________ joke.
   55. Baldrick Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:24 PM (#4404300)
[35] Just looked up the wiki. It needs to be updated with the #6 org joke and the never saw him ________ joke.

You've got a pretty generous definition of "joke" if you think the 'never saw him' thing counts.
   56. Blastin Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:35 PM (#4404311)
I'm 26. I first started coming here after fellow poster Krusty (a friend IRL) clued me in in 2008 or so.
   57. Esoteric Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4404316)
Yeah but when there are 97 posts and 96 of them belong to Joey B. does that count?
I posted quite frequently in the Nats game threads, for one. And c'mon, the Joey B.-knocking is getting tired. It's a dusty trope at this point.
   58. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:43 PM (#4404322)
I used to post frequently in the Angel game threads, but since I was the only one and I didn't want to feel like an idiot filling entire threads all by myself, I stopped. Long live the omnichatter.
   59. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4404326)
I used to drop notes in the various game chatters, kind of as a way of highlighting that people might want to check that game out - but the omni is the way to go, I think.
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4404327)
Angels can't seem to catch the ball today.
   61. villageidiom Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:54 PM (#4404336)
43 as of last month.

Omnichatter is good. I still prefer IRC for it, though. Anyone still using the IRC hangout any more?
   62. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:00 PM (#4404344)
30 years old here. I remember being here before registration, I think I probably showed up about a decade ago after reading Moneyball and getting interested in advanced metrics. I have happily been a replacement level poster ever since.

You've got a pretty generous definition of "joke" if you think the 'never saw him' thing counts.


Never saw him joke.

Justin Turner has "Call Me Maybe" as his at bat music. Is Stults really throwing in the low/mid-80s? How can he possibly succeed at that velocity?
   63. philphan Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:08 PM (#4404347)
About to turn 58, though I fear that Halladay's recent struggles may end up making me feel significantly older than that. The sad thing is that last April, I finally broke down and bought a Halladay team jersey. His struggles started almost immediately afterwards, so the situation is clearly My Fault.
   64. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4404354)
I ####### hate Joe Blanton. I ####### hate that he's pitching for my team now. #### ####### fuck ############# pig ######.
   65. Esoteric Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM (#4404356)
Joe Blanton has one of the most pronounced cases of backpfeifengesicht in the Major Leagues, right up there with Mark Teixeira.
   66. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:21 PM (#4404360)
Joe Blanton looks less fat. He does seem to be in the best shape of his life.
   67. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:21 PM (#4404361)
And c'mon, the Joey B.-knocking is getting tired. It's a dusty trope at this point.

Esoteric, thanks, but I really don't need to be defended from these losers. I was posting in Game Chatters when we were losing 100+ games a season, which wasn't all that long ago.

I actually like these daily Omnichatters. It makes me feel good to see that there are still a few honest to goodness baseball fans left around here.
   68. Esoteric Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4404362)
I was posting in Game Chatters when we were losing 100+ games a season, which wasn't all that long ago.
As was I. Got pretty lonely in there. But somebody had to show the colors, right?
It makes me feel good to see that there are still a few honest to goodness baseball fans left around here.
Better a thread like this remain at the top of the "recently commented" sidebar than yet another "OT: Politics" or basketball thread, that's for sure.
   69. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4404364)
Oh, so Brent Lillibridge is just as bad defensively as he is offensively.
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:26 PM (#4404366)
As was I. Got pretty lonely in there.
Wait, there were two of you? I sneer at your supposed loneliness. At least you guys could have a conversation. The Angel threads were just me and my tears.
   71. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4404371)
White Sox ink IF Tyler Greene to a minor league deal.
   72. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4404375)
Justin Turner has "Call Me Maybe" as his at bat music.


Tell me again why headhunting was a horrid practice left in the past?
   73. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:36 PM (#4404379)
I'm glad the Cubs shifted Kerry Wood back into the rotation...

What?
   74. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4404390)
Nats sign P Chris Young to a minor league deal

A's 1b Daric Barton outrighted to AAA.
   75. WillYoung Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4404392)
It would be really fun if Plouffe and and Consentual Pork get into a HR contest like May of last season.
   76. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4404395)
Justin Turner has "Call Me Maybe" as his at bat music.


Freddie Freeman had it last year, as a "joke."
   77. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4404396)
villageidiom Posted: April 04, 2013 at 01:54 PM (#4404336)
43 as of last month.

Omnichatter is good. I still prefer IRC for it, though. Anyone still using the IRC hangout any more?


Tina?

I'm 28 been here about a decade. the cubs chatters usually have some form of life, usually in the form or nannyed posts

nice to see wood have a decent outing today
   78. Karl from NY Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4404397)
35. I am two years younger than Peyton Manning to the day.

Been here since around 2000. I think I found Primer originally from rec.games.baseball on Usenet.
   79. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:52 PM (#4404398)
also lillibridge looks like bat boy all grown up from the weekly world news
   80. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4404400)
Turner is 3-3, clearly Call Me Maybe pleases the baseball gods.
   81. Scott Lange Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:54 PM (#4404402)
Fujikawa with a perfect eighth, so (assuming the Cubs can't get any insurance) its Marmol in the 9th- perhaps for the last time? He'll face the top of the order: Marte, Martin, and McCutchen.
   82. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:55 PM (#4404403)
The Angels should have sent Hamilton on that double. It's getting late in the game.
   83. zonk Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:55 PM (#4404404)
Baseball Satan is a kind of baseball god... and since the Yankees contract apparently expired, he finds himself with little to do.
   84. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: April 04, 2013 at 02:55 PM (#4404405)
35 as well, though this is my age-36 season.
   85. Esoteric Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4404415)
Nats sign P Chris Young to a minor league d
Excellent, excellent news. Young was fairly impressive in Spring Training with the Nats, now he's our#1 piece of injury insurance in the starting rotation. It's the one area where the Nats are most vulnerable.
   86. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4404416)
I'm 40, but I have the heart of an ageless demon from hell.

I've been on Primer since before there was a Primer.

I still call it Primer. I still have a Primer coffee mug.

The best thing about the Gattis HR was the bat flip. Any night when it's not raining sheets that ball is halfway up the first deck easy.

Omnichatter is good. It gets old bouncing around from Mets threads to Nats threads just to troll two people.
   87. Esoteric Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:07 PM (#4404420)
I've been on Primer since before there was a Primer.

I still call it Primer. I still have a Primer coffee mug.
I lurked here in the pre-registration era. Signed in under an older name for awhile (back in '03?) but never much posted. The true Era Of Esoteric (clearly the finest stretch that this site has ever seen) began in 2007. It's still Primer to me as well, though I occasionally call it BBTF or even BTF.

Only 32 years old, but I feel 85 sometimes.
   88. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4404422)
I like Nate Schierholtz he hits home runs
   89. Eric Ferguson Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4404423)
Like others, I found this site via Moneyball. I've been a regular lurker/occasional poster under various names since before registration.

And I still laugh at IT'S A TRAP!
   90. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4404424)
Marmol can't ever not make it "interesting."
   91. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4404425)
and marmol starts off with a hit
   92. Scott Lange Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4404426)
Schierholtz homer gives the Cubs a 3 run lead, but Marmol gives up a single to Marte and walks Russell Martin. McCutchen to the plate...
   93. Dale Sams Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4404427)
Grampa, tell me that story about how anyone can close again.
   94. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4404429)
and a walk with mccutcheon now up
   95. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4404431)
Why is no one ready to go in that pen?
   96. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4404435)
and one run in...####### marmol. remember when he was good i miss that
   97. Weeks T. Olive Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4404437)
Oh boy.
   98. Scott Lange Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4404438)
Every batter up is making it easier and easier to handle Cubs relievers in my auction Saturday.
   99. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4404439)
Turning 42 in June.
At this age, my father had a 13 year old son, and 10 year old daughter.
My first born is due at the end of May.
   100. Canker Soriano Posted: April 04, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4404440)
Marmol has become a disaster. This reminds me of the ill-fated LaTroy Hawkins-as-closer era.
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