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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks had a dinosaur throw out the first pitch - SBNation.com

Don’t worry; it wasn’t a real dinosaur.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:32 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:51 AM (#5537301)
Didn't Tony LaRussa leave the organization?
   2. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:03 PM (#5537306)
Did Carl Everett see it? No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex.
   3. Tin Angel Posted: September 23, 2017 at 01:12 PM (#5537320)
This is just clickbait. Not a real dinosaur.
   4. shoewizard Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:08 PM (#5537364)
This was the least weird thing about last night's game.

   5. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:24 PM (#5537369)
Dinosaur in Arizona? Was it's name Joe Arpaio?
   6. Mike Emeigh Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:27 PM (#5537416)
This was the least weird thing about last night's game.


Yes. You don't expect Mike Stanton to go hitless (with a sac fly), have his team score 11 runs anyway, and still lose. You don't expect Zack Greinke to give up three bombs and eight runs in four innings - and his team still win.

-- MWE
   7. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:20 PM (#5537531)
Mike Morgan?
   8. TomH Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5537550)
Darwin Barney?
(whoa.... that works on two levels)
   9. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:16 PM (#5537553)
7&8 are so wrong, it was Julio Franco. He then played second base and went 2 for 4.
   10. Sunday silence Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:22 AM (#5537609)
would have guessed Pujols.
   11. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: September 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM (#5537643)
Fun fact: Mike Morgan pitched for 12 MLB teams, and had losing records with nine of them. The other three: Texas (13-10 in 1999), Minnesota (4-2 in '98) and Arizona (7-6 in 2000-02).

Morgan's W/L record through age 37 (1997) was 117-167; his .412 WPCT is easily the worst among pitchers with that many decisions thru age 37 (Tom Hughes, who pitched from 1900-13, is second at .431). After that, though, Morgan was 24-19. It wasn't enough, however; of the 218 MLB pitchers with 300 decisions, only 26 have losing records. Morgan's 141-186 (.4312) edges out Hughes' 132-174 (.4313) as the all-time worst.
   12. bookbook Posted: September 24, 2017 at 10:48 AM (#5537650)
You have to be pretty good to have a losing record in 300+ decisions.

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