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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jarrod Dyson breaks up perfect game with bunt – and Justin Verlander isn’t mad

Baseball’s unwritten rules were back in play on Wednesday night when Seattle’s Jarrod Dyson broke up Justin Verlander’s perfect-game bid with a bunt single with one out in the sixth inning.

The inning quickly unraveled for Verlander and the Tigers after that, as the Mariners plated three runs on three more hits and two walks. Here’s the rally-starting bunt:

To his credit, Verlander wasn’t upset.

“It was a perfect bunt,” Verlander said, via MLB.com. “That’s part of his game. I don’t think it was quite too late, given the situation, to bunt, especially being as how that’s a major part of what he does. I really didn’t have any issues with it. It’s not like I got upset about it.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 09:29 AM | 40 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eddieot Posted: June 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM (#5480621)
6th inning? Waaaay too early to think perfect game. Dyson made a good baseball play. Why is this even a story?
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 11:38 AM (#5480632)
Why is this even a story?

Because Verlander is being reasonable. It's a man bites dog kind of story.
   3. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: June 22, 2017 at 12:26 PM (#5480671)
Why is this even a story?
At least one talk radio yahoo in Detroit thinks it's a crime against humanity.
   4. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: June 22, 2017 at 01:34 PM (#5480749)
He's going home to Kate Upton...

That would make it very hard for me to get mad about much of anything.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 02:02 PM (#5480776)
He's going home to Kate Upton...

That would make it very hard for me to get mad about much of anything.


Are there famous athletes with $100M that aren't going home to beautiful women? I'm not even sure Upton's above average for super-rich athlete WAGs.
   6. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: June 22, 2017 at 02:18 PM (#5480796)
Are there famous athletes with $100M that aren't going home to beautiful women? I'm not even sure Upton's above average for super-rich athlete WAGs.
Not that they aren't good looking, but many pro athletes end up marrying high school or college sweethearts, just like many of us average schmucks.
   7. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: June 22, 2017 at 02:26 PM (#5480807)
Are there famous athletes with $100M that aren't going home to beautiful women? I'm not even sure Upton's above average for super-rich athlete WAGs.


I'm sure there are, but so far as Upton goes -- she's just my personal top of the heap for pure, physical carnality.
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 02:40 PM (#5480830)
I'm sure there are, but so far as Upton goes -- she's just my personal top of the heap for pure, physical carnality.

She's hot, but not disproportionately so for top models and actresses. I would say Charlotte McKinney, Alexandra Daddario, and Emily Ratijkowski leave her in the dust.
   9. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: June 22, 2017 at 03:21 PM (#5480896)
She's hot, but not disproportionately so for top models and actresses. I would say Charlotte McKinney, Alexandra Daddario, and Emily Ratijkowski leave her in the dust.


OK - it's all subjective, of course.... but looking at those three -- my subjective placement of Upton over them would be a matter of:

McKinney is probably closest, and this is a very, very fine distinction -- but she moves a bit too far into that sort of 'hair metal groupie' look I remember from my younger days. Upton has some of that, too -- but I think she basically comes as close as one can to that line without crossing it.

Daddario - too goth... or maybe too Kristen Stewart-y? Not my type (well, in relative fantasy terms, of course).

Ritijkowski - a bit too skinny for me.

The real odd thing about my Upton fetish is that I've only once dated once -- and maybe just another time or two, IRL lusted for -- someone who fits her archetype (i.e., voluptuous, asset-heavy blonde).

Just one of those things... she hits whatever that perfect chemical reaction sweetspot is for me. You could say the heart wants what the heart wants, but my heart has nothing to do with it, of course :-)
   10. dlf Posted: June 22, 2017 at 03:44 PM (#5480929)
I don't know about you guys, but Mrs. dlf is just about perfect. Not only is she better looking than Kate U, smart and creative, but she's also as much of a fan as bbchick. Not only did she take us to the ballpark for our anniversary, she wanted to go to a AAA game for Mother's Day. Now if only she only had Sarah Blakely's money ...
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 03:50 PM (#5480934)
I don't know about you guys, but Mrs. dlf is just about perfect. Not only is she better looking than Kate U, smart and creative, but she's also as much of a fan as bbchick. Not only did she take us to the ballpark for our anniversary, she wanted to go to a AAA game for Mother's Day.

So, she's on BBTF too?
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 03:58 PM (#5480943)

Are there famous athletes with $100M that aren't going home to beautiful women?


Serena Williams?
   13. dlf Posted: June 22, 2017 at 04:15 PM (#5480958)
So, she's on BBTF too?


I could be a smart arse and say that you must have missed where I pointed out that she is smart - clearly smart enough not to hang around here.

Or I could just say that I don't really need to suck up to want to compliment her.

But instead, I'll just say that I hope you and Mrs. 42nd greatest monster can be 1/42nd as happy as we are.

:-)
   14. Omineca Greg Posted: June 22, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5480972)
Louise Brooks, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Princess Madeleine Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Shania Twain, Priyanka Chopra.

And that new hygienist they have down at the dentist. I don't know her name because I don't look at her name tag because I desperately try to keep eye contact with her. Which on the one hand is difficult because her body is to die for; but on the other hand it's the easiest thing in the world...because her eyes are deeper than time.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 22, 2017 at 04:49 PM (#5480999)
Louise Brooks, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Princess Madeleine Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Shania Twain, Priyanka Chopra.

Believe it or not, these are all real people. I was surprised.
   16. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 04:55 PM (#5481004)
Are you sure? Because Shania Twain sounds like a bit of a made-up name.
   17. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 22, 2017 at 05:13 PM (#5481018)
Are you sure? Because Shania Twain sounds like a bit of a made-up name.

Well of course it is. But it refers to a real person.
   18. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 05:25 PM (#5481032)
Of course, I forgot her real name was Shania Langhorne Clemens.
   19. isaacc7 Posted: June 22, 2017 at 06:34 PM (#5481081)
Louise Brooks is the only famous woman to ever make an appearance in my dreams. She is the epitome of sex appeal.
   20. Booey Posted: June 22, 2017 at 06:43 PM (#5481089)
Kate Upton has a very pretty face; in fact, everything about her from the waist up looks nice. But I'm a sucker for a good hourglass figure and she's just got no hips at all. Her lack of shape drops her way down my list of hottest celebrities.
   21. PreservedFish Posted: June 22, 2017 at 06:54 PM (#5481095)
Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova


I'm usually pretty good at making educated guesses on ethnicity/nationality from names, but this is a tough one. "Mukhamed" sounds like Mohammed, but "ova" is surely Russian. Karlygash is weird. It has a south Asian feeling to it that I cannot articulate. I was leaning towards Azerbaijan or Chechneya or similar. Then I googled and saw that she looks Asian, so I am hopping across the Caspian Sea and guessing that she is from one of the central Asian -stans.
   22. Omineca Greg Posted: June 22, 2017 at 06:59 PM (#5481099)
Louise Brooks is the only famous woman to ever make an appearance in my dreams

Your dreams sound a lot better than mine! My dreams are always about losing my car keys or having to take an exam in a class I never even attended.

As long as Louise is visiting you in dreamland, get her to bring along Greta Garbo. I mean, I would get her to bring along Ann-Margret, but there's probably a benefit to keeping these things as historically accurate as possible, keeps the disbelief from slipping in. And Greta and Louise? Yes they were and yes they did! But you don't need any dream advice from me, you're doing fine just the way you are.
   23. Omineca Greg Posted: June 22, 2017 at 07:03 PM (#5481102)
Then I googled and saw that she looks Asian, so I am hopping across the Caspian Sea and guessing that she is from one of the central Asian -stans


I once knew a girl who was Kazakh
So I cashed out my shares on the Nasdaq
I bought her a house and a car
But our romance didn't get far
And I ended up taking a cab back
   24. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: June 22, 2017 at 07:28 PM (#5481111)
I would say Charlotte McKinney, Alexandra Daddario, and Emily Ratijkowski leave her in the dust.


OK, I've passed the climacteric. I had not the slightest clue who any of these people were until I googled them. Their fame is too recent for me to recognize them and one is over thirty.

On the other hand, I recognized two of the people in Omineca Greg's list.
   25. Zach Posted: June 22, 2017 at 08:03 PM (#5481140)
The 6th inning is too early to call it a perfect game bid. You haven't even made it through the order twice yet!

It's not really a no-hit or perfect game bid until the batters are on their last chance to break it up. Dyson had at least two more at bats, counting the one in which he got a hit.
   26. Omineca Greg Posted: June 22, 2017 at 09:11 PM (#5481278)
OK, I've passed the climacteric...On the other hand, I recognized two of the people in Omineca Greg's list.


Climacterics? I had a dream last night that I had an exam in that! I don't even know what that is! I guess I must be over the hill. Anyway...

Let me guess which two!

Are you a silent movie buff who despite his aesthetic pretensions realises that the "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" video is among the greatest 3:56 of cinematic glory ever captured on tape...

OR

A Swedish ex-pat who despite having mixed feelings about the elitism inherent in the monarchy, can at least take refuge in the fact that Princess Victoria, even though she's an XX, is heir apparent to the Swedish throne. Leaving Prince Carl Philip Duke of Värmland to run free unencumbered by any duties other than being a sexy beast. At the same time, although the values of Bollywood cinema are offensively traditionalist, some of those dance scenes are just so well done, how could you turn your back on them?...

OR

An eccentric Yankee who for some reason flies 1000km north to get their teeth cleaned at "Cariboo Dentistry" and can't have helped but notice the newest employee there, and while flying over the rolling hills of the Omineca to both dental impeccability and romantic intrigue, kills time by wondering which women in the World are the most attractive: Transcaucasian** or Central Asian?

** "Trans" and "Caucasian" have taken on new meanings over the last say, 250 years. Don't be misled, when you tell me you're into "trannies" and "Caucasians", I will make no assumptions about you beyond the fact that you've got Georgia on your mind.

And who doesn't?
   27. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 22, 2017 at 09:17 PM (#5481280)
Louise Brooks is the only famous woman to ever make an appearance in my dreams. She is the epitome of sex appeal.

Absolutely, but I was kind of stunned when I learned that her first sugar daddy was George Preston Marshall, the Redskins owner who kept his team lily white until 1962, when the feds forced him to integrate before he could get a lease for the newly built D.C. Stadium. That has to be one of history's weirdest pairings.
   28. Walt Davis Posted: June 22, 2017 at 10:28 PM (#5481337)
Gentlemen, gentlemen -- we have been over this many times. The answer is, was and always will be Diana Rigg in her Avengers days.
   29. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 23, 2017 at 12:54 AM (#5481418)
Louise Brooks is the only famous woman to ever make an appearance in my dreams. She is the epitome of sex appeal.

Gentlemen, gentlemen -- we have been over this many times. The answer is, was and always will be Diana Rigg in her Avengers days.


Very possibly my two favorites ever.
   30. Hysterical & Useless Posted: June 23, 2017 at 09:25 AM (#5481481)
Any of you who don't know Louise Brooks, see the GW Pabst film Pandora's Box. What an extraordinary woman.
   31. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM (#5481555)
Louise Brooks is the only famous woman to ever make an appearance in my dreams. She is the epitome of sex appeal.


Seriously? She was too old for my grandfather. Who died 7 years age at age 98.

And the flapper look? Seriously? Bangs and the figure of a teenage boy? Ugh.
   32. Baldrick Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5481558)
Verlander threads devolving into a bunch of old guys talking about what young women they find attractive is as depressing as it is inevitable.
   33. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM (#5481568)
Verlander threads devolving into a bunch of old guys talking about what young women they find attractive is as depressing as it is inevitable.


For the record -

The thread has actually devolved into old guys talking about a dead woman and a 78 yo.

And young though she is -- for me personally, Kate Upton is not THAT far from the 'safe math range' for me (i.e., your age/2 + 7.... she's somewhere in her mid 20s, I believe -- 25 or 26 if memory serves - so 42/2+7 = 28.... not too far out of bounds!)
   34. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:36 AM (#5481582)
And young though she is -- for me personally, Kate Upton is not THAT far from the 'safe math range' for me (i.e., your age/2 + 7.... she's somewhere in her mid 20s, I believe -- 25 or 26 if memory serves - so 42/2+7 = 28.... not too far out of bounds!)

Hey, I included a 31 y.o. That would be totally inbounds for me (46) if no for my murderously jealous wife :-)
   35. PreservedFish Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:54 AM (#5481606)
Verlander threads devolving into a bunch of old guys talking about what young women they find attractive is as depressing as it is inevitable.

Eh. It's something to talk about. You masturbate just as often as the rest of us.
   36. Omineca Greg Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:54 AM (#5481607)
The dental hygienist is way too young for me, absolutely true.

It's hard to tell with Karlygash (Kazakh don't crack) but I'm guessing she's pretty young.

Princess Madeleine is 35, and on July 18th, Priyanka will be too.

Shania is older than me.

Louise, if she were still alive, would be my great-grandmothers' age (if they were still alive).

And to be fair, I tried steering the conversation to primogeniture, but there were no takers.
   37. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: June 23, 2017 at 12:08 PM (#5481625)
Are there famous athletes with $100M that aren't going home to beautiful women?


And Kate Upton may actually out-earn Verlander.
   38. Omineca Greg Posted: June 23, 2017 at 01:30 PM (#5481706)
Seriously? Bangs and the figure of a teenage boy? Ugh.


I once met a beautiful flapper
With her bobbed cut she looked oh so dapper
I thought she was sweet
From her head to her feet
But she didn't do nuthin' for snapper
   39. AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther Posted: June 23, 2017 at 02:17 PM (#5481769)
or having to take an exam in a class I never even attended.
Still having these too. Sigh.
   40. Hysterical & Useless Posted: June 24, 2017 at 01:31 PM (#5482186)
The dental hygienist is way too young for me,


Sigh. I know I'm too old for any woman under 40 (by the half plus 7 rule; by real-world rules, I'd make that 50). But that doesn't mean they're too young for me.

Unlike Mrs snapper, my wife is not murderously jealous, but then I don't have his face, figure, and youthful (h)air.

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