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Monday, September 04, 2017

Clear eye for the Cubs’ guy: Javy Baez seems to be OK after collision – Chicago Sun-Times

Javier Baez seems to be OK. Those headfirst slides are a problem.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 04, 2017 at 08:25 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, javier baez

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   1. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: September 04, 2017 at 10:16 AM (#5525752)
Yeah, as I mentioned in the chatter yesterday, this is about the fourth time he's injured himself sliding headfirst in the last couple years. He needs to cut it out.

I'm certainly relieved this doesn't seem to be serious. He's been playing really well lately and the Cubs can't afford to lose him. Notwithstanding Fangraphs' giving the Cubs 97% playoff odds or whatever, they don't have this thing anywhere close to sewn up. After their 4-game set in Pittsburgh starting today, 14 of the following 19 (which is the remainder of the regular season except for that final set with the Reds) are against the Brewers and Cardinals. And 2 of the other 5 are on the road against a Rays team still fighting for a playoff spot.
   2. Sunday silence Posted: September 04, 2017 at 03:18 PM (#5525870)
ist it safer to slide headfirst, to avoid breaking ankles and such?
   3. PreservedFish Posted: September 04, 2017 at 03:28 PM (#5525872)
Did you learn anything from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?" I think I began paying more attention to my nose hair.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 04, 2017 at 06:31 PM (#5525953)
I learned that it's a good thing I'm not gay, because apparently it takes a *lot* of effort, and I'm far too lazy to put that much thought and work into everything I do every day.
   5. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 04, 2017 at 06:58 PM (#5525964)
Rickey! always slid headfirst, with a typically interesting back-story.

The A's changed pilots in 1980 when Walter Haas bought the team. The old one was apparently known for bumpy landings - no surprise to those familiar with Charlie Finley. One day, Henderson chatted with the new pilot, who told him, "You elevate to the lowest possible position and smooth it in."

It became Rickey's philosophy of base stealing; he felt he could get a more consistent trajectory into the bag and evade more tags going headfirst.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: September 04, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5526042)
also an interesting juxtaposition of topics here
   7. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 04, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5526048)
The headline has such a dated and labored reference. Is "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" back on the air or something?
   8. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 05, 2017 at 09:00 AM (#5526089)
I'm pretty sure "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" didn't advise on the use of puns and related verbal tomfoolery. Too bad such a service is not available.
   9. Charles S. hopes his opening day is b4 opening day Posted: September 05, 2017 at 10:43 AM (#5526143)
Puns and related verbal tomfoolery are always to be encouraged. Puns in particular. They are the fart joke of wordplay. Thus, always funny.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2017 at 10:50 AM (#5526149)
Ergo, the ultimate form of humor is the fart pun.

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