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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:36 AM | 168 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:40 AM (#5511841)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Davoice of Dapeople Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:56 AM (#5511846)
Your current ALWC2 leader is the scrappy Minnesota Twins, with a 58-56 record....but there are three teams sitting exactly half a game back, with identical 59-58 records.

It's an odd year, for sure. The Rangers, who gave up on the season long ago, find themselves just 3 games back.
   3. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:11 PM (#5511852)
And the Yankees are just 3 games up on the scrum behind them. I wasn't a fan of the WC format before, but I am now. I don't care how artificial my excitement is over being 4th or 5th best, it's still excitement.
   4. BDC Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:36 PM (#5511859)
The Rangers, who gave up on the season long ago, find themselves just 3 games back

And that's without setting the world on fire. They're 5-4 in August.

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the win over Houston yesterday. He is now tied with Wade Boggs for 28th in career Hits (3,010). The double put him all alone in 13th place all-time (606), passing Waner and Molitor. Beltre now has an even 3,900 Times on Base.
   5. BDC Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM (#5511861)
One oddity from the Houston-Texas game last night: Alex Claudio pitched the final 1 1/3 of a 6-4 victory and did not earn a save. When he entered, the Rangers were ahead 6-2, so no save situation. He promptly gave up two RBI doubles, but the rule is you can't pitch yourself into a save situation.

Claudio retired Brian McCann as the tying run for the last out of the 8th, and Jose Altuve as the go-ahead run for the last out of the 9th, after getting himself into another jam.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 12, 2017 at 01:38 PM (#5511872)
I wonder when the last time the NL and AL were tied in interleague play post-All Star break? Because if I did the ciphering correctly, that's where we stand today.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 02:01 PM (#5511880)
Masahiro Tanaka to the DL with shoulder inflammation for the Yankees. Supposedly, just soreness, no damage, and he'll be back in 10 days, but the Yanks don't have that much depth here, with Pineda & Sabathia already out. Could be soon seeing pitcher-of-the-future Chance Adams, who may, or may not, be ready for MLB. Not the greatest of news.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 02:10 PM (#5511882)
Your current ALWC2 leader is the scrappy Minnesota Twins, with a 58-56 record....but there are three teams sitting exactly half a game back, with identical 59-58 records.


Meanwhile, in the NL,Cardinals are 60-56, the third ranked wild card team, and are 4.5 games behind 64-51 Arizona. (this makes it hard to choose who to root for in the current d-backs vs Cubs series----not really, you still root against the Cubs---but still )
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 02:15 PM (#5511884)
I wonder when the last time the NL and AL were tied in interleague play post-All Star break? Because if I did the ciphering correctly, that's where we stand today.


I didn't do the ciphering, but using pi split for NL teams combined, it says that they are currently 117-119 in interleague play.

Click this
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 12, 2017 at 03:45 PM (#5511917)
I didn't do the ciphering, but using pi split for NL teams combined, it says that they are currently 117-119 in interleague play.


I better go back to the Bodine School of Ciphering, it is a +2 for the AL. So if you do mental exercises incorrectly, are they useful at all?
   11. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5511946)
Masahiro Tanaka to the DL with shoulder inflammation for the Yankees. Supposedly, just soreness, no damage, and he'll be back in 10 days, but the Yanks don't have that much depth here, with Pineda & Sabathia already out. Could be soon seeing pitcher-of-the-future Chance Adams, who may, or may not, be ready for MLB. Not the greatest of news.


So you're saying .... there's a Chance?

Also in Yankees pitching news ...


3:34pm ET: According to multiple reports, Jordan Montgomery was hit in the right side of the head by a line drive while signing autographs during batting practice this afternoon. He was helped off the field and reportedly held a towel up to his head in the dugout for a few minutes before exiting back into the clubhouse.


Luckily it appears that he's ok and will start tomorrow.
   12. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5511951)
SANCHEZ!
   13. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:27 PM (#5511954)
b-ref now displays the overall interleague record on the front page, right below the standings (at least on the desktop site). The AL does indeed lead 119-117 going into today.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:29 PM (#5511957)
Gary Sanchez HR gives Yanks a 2-0 lead. Severino pitching today, so really need to win his starts with so much of the rotation iffy at the moment. Jordan Montgomery got hit in the head while in the outfield during batting practice, but apparently is OK to start tomorrow. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!
   15. Chip Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:36 PM (#5511962)
Vasgersian goes on at length about Bogaerts "nearly inexplicable" struggles since early July without acknowledging the very explicable HBP on the hand of July 6. His nosedive in production began after that.
   16. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:48 PM (#5511970)
Severino is the real deal. He's throwing 100 MPH with wicked movement. Dude is going to be a star.
   17. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:53 PM (#5511975)
And as soon as I post that he walks the next two batters. Of course.
   18. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:57 PM (#5511977)
FraziEr.
   19. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 04:58 PM (#5511979)
Well, that's a load of bollocks ...
   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:01 PM (#5511981)
Oh well, that went North in a hurry. ####### Red Sucks !
   21. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:01 PM (#5511982)
And a shitshow, too ...
   22. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:02 PM (#5511986)
Okay, I give up. I'm never going to say anything again.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:03 PM (#5511987)
Vasgersian goes on at length about Bogaerts "nearly inexplicable" struggles since early July without acknowledging the very explicable HBP on the hand of July 6. His nosedive in production began after that.


I think that there is a rule that announcers aren't supposed to talk too much about lingering injuries or something... Last year Molina was hit in the helmet with a foul ball, and was clearly shaken up and it preceded a huge decline in performance, about a week later the Cardinal announcer mentioned he thought it was because Molina got a concussion on that play.... after that he never mentioned it again, as if he was taken to the woodshed and beaten for daring to imply that the Cardinals didn't follow concussion protocols.

Lingering injuries that aren't well publicized by the team, are generally frowned upon for the announcers to talk about. At least that is the way it seems to me.
   24. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:18 PM (#5511991)
Where the #### was *that* Severino last inning?
   25. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:27 PM (#5511994)
Bases juiced, no out ... now we'll see if yesterday has changed anything.
   26. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:31 PM (#5511995)
Nope, not really.

##########!
   27. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:38 PM (#5511998)
Yeah, I'm done with this bullshit.

Thanks for shitting the bed, Luis ...
   28. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: August 12, 2017 at 05:38 PM (#5511999)
That Ben Intendi guy is pretty good.
   29. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 12, 2017 at 06:35 PM (#5512010)
Jesus, 7 runs down, 7th inning. Add 2 for Chapman. We need a 9-spot, and soon !

Come on, Yankee Magic ! Do your THANG !
   30. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 12, 2017 at 06:42 PM (#5512012)
The Red Sox are winning? No way! Really?
   31. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 12, 2017 at 06:45 PM (#5512014)
Don't be alarmed, but top to bottom, aside from catcher and DH, the Red Sox are substantially better than the Yankees.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 06:55 PM (#5512018)
Don't be alarmed, but top to bottom, aside from catcher and DH, the Red Sox are substantially better than the Yankees.


Yankees average 5.18 runs per game, the Red Sox 4.76....offensively the substantial advantage goes to the Yankees.
(somehow the substantial advantage at short and third got past your analysis also---and I'm not sure Betts over Judge is a substantial advantage, if any.)
   33. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:01 PM (#5512019)
As far as Yankee playoff hopes are concerned, acquiring Sonny Gray suddenly feels like a really big deal.

In tangential news, the Twinkies just roared back with 5 runs to tie the Tigers.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:17 PM (#5512026)
Cardinals basically have the exact same record today as they did last year, the difference is last year they were 13 games back, this year they are 1 game back.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:29 PM (#5512029)
Carlos Martinez has had bad luck, Braves up 2-0 in the first inning (the second run the runner was probably out, but they didn't review it)
   36. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5512030)
Betts probably will have a longer, better career than Judge.

Besides Judge, Sanchez is the only Yankees starter worth anything, going forward. Maybe Gregorius. Maybe Hicks. Then it's bleak.
   37. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:33 PM (#5512032)
Last year the Cubs fakked up the whole season. This year it's the fakkin Todgers.
But as always, I hope the teams with the best season records, go out in Playoffs-Round 1 !

This year I like the Nats, Cards, Yanks and Yanks. Also, the Yanks.
And I will be seriously PISSED if not one of those teams mentioned, win it all.
   38. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:35 PM (#5512035)
####### Phillies. If you're going to have a ceremony before the game, either start it early enough that it's finished in time for the scheduled first pitch, or PUBLICIZE THE CORRECT GAME TIME. I don't care to sit around for 25 minutes staring at a "The event will begin shortly" screen because your ####### asses can't be bothered to release information about when the game actually starts. ########.
   39. Walt Davis Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:37 PM (#5512036)
I'm probably the only one watching but what are these uniforms the Rays are wearing? The Indians might be wearing 70s throwbacks but I ain't never seen nothing like these Rays jerseys.
   40. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:40 PM (#5512038)
####### Phillies. If you're going to have a ceremony before the game, either start it early enough that it's finished in time for the scheduled first pitch, or PUBLICIZE THE CORRECT GAME TIME. I don't care to sit around for 25 minutes staring at a "The event will begin shortly" screen because your ####### asses can't be bothered to release information about when the game actually starts. ########.

They're just trying to spare you from watching the Mets play the Phillies.
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5512041)
Betts probably will have a longer, better career than Judge.


agree, but that has nothing to do with this season.

Besides Judge, Sanchez is the only Yankees starter worth anything, going forward. Maybe Gregorius. Maybe Hicks. Then it's bleak.


I'm not really seeing any reason to have more faith in someone like Jackie Bradley over Didi Gregorious... In fact if anything it's pretty obvious that Gregorious is on the better path right now.

I'm not sure what any of that matters for this season though, for non-superstar players, all teams care about is getting two or three years of quality performance out of them... I'm fairly comfortable that Starlin Castro is going to be a better player over the next five years than some fossil like Pedroia who is clearly on the downswing of his career.

   42. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 12, 2017 at 07:56 PM (#5512045)
Yeah i forgot Castro. Didnt think about the position players on the DL.

The rest of Betts' career vs Judge's begins now. It wouldn't be surprising to see Betts outperform Judge from here on, especially with Judge slumping.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:25 PM (#5512060)
The rest of Betts' career vs Judge's begins now. It wouldn't be surprising to see Betts outperform Judge from here on, especially with Judge slumping.


Betts has the tools that age better, but Judge has the tool that is easier to quantify with confidence... My money is on Betts, but I also made a bet on Heyward for similar reasons...
   44. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:26 PM (#5512061)
Troll Day for Bivens?
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5512064)
Cardinals have scored 75 76 runs in the month of August, not bad for the 12th day of the month.
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5512066)
Make that 77 runs, Cardinals up 5-2 in the 4th inning.... (They were losing 2-0 at one point in time, just a reminder, during this 7 game winning streak, the Cardinals have been behind in 5 of those games--yes most of them of course was early behind, but still, this team just doesn't feel like they are behind right now, even when they are)
   47. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5512075)
Stanton just hit one into the bar at Marlins Park. He's doing rather well of late.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:42 PM (#5512076)
Cardinals are celebrating the 1987 team, and do not let any Cardinal fan, ever talk smack about "bat flips." Tom Lawless hits a dramatic homerun, and did a bat flip that was epic.... Puig wishes he could do a bat flip like that.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:42 PM (#5512077)
Here is the bat flip. Click me---I promise no Albright

go to 1:10 on the video. (and remember, Tom Lawless had only 2 other homeruns in his career)
   50. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2017 at 08:51 PM (#5512088)
Wow, yeah, that Lawless clip is something. Even before the bat flip, he stands there admiring his work for about 20 seconds. This from a guy who had a 47 OPS+ for his career with, count 'em, two home runs. He would have been beaned senseless in today's game. I wonder if 3-year-old Brian McCann was watching and it traumatized him.
   51. Rally Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:01 PM (#5512095)
Betts probably will have a longer, better career than Judge.


Most likely, because Betts had 2.5 excellent seasons before Judge did anything worthwhile in MLB, and is actually 6 months younger than Judge.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5512098)
Stanton just hit one into the bar at Marlins Park. He's doing rather well of late.


Shouldn't that be free beer for everyone? Or heck dom perignon for the 200 or so fans at the stadium?
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:16 PM (#5512102)
Weird ass stat... Tommy Pham has 14 homeruns this season...10 of them against the NL east, 0 against the NL Central...that just doesn't seem possible, but I guess since he wasn't a starter in the first month of the season, he missed the first month of mostly inner division play.
   54. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:17 PM (#5512105)
Is there a player in MLB who looks like he would be less fun to hang out with than Jon Lester? Maybe the aforementioned McCann, I guess.

EDIT: Duh. Lackey.
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:23 PM (#5512106)
I like Tyler Lyons, but didn't realize he has been pitching this well... in his last 29 batters faced, he's allowed 1 hit. (heck in his last 36 batters face, he's allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and 16 strikeouts--that is 10 2/3 innings--2 hbp is an issue though)
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:25 PM (#5512108)
July Rookie of the month,(Dejong) hits another homerun in August, he's not going to take the roy away from Bellinger, but he might be the second consecutive Cardinal shortstop to finish in the top 5 in roy voting.
   57. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5512109)
Votto has 2 more walks tonight. 17 straight games reaching base safely 2 or more times
   58. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5512111)
Jon Lester is exhibit 23 million why the NL is fine without the DH. Arizona is exhibit a lot why you should try to find some local fans. This almost sounds like a Cubs game in Milwaukee.
   59. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5512112)
Crazy game in Detroit gets crazier. Twins had a 5-run lead, but Iglesias with a 2-run homer to make it 11-10 Twins in the bottom of the 8th. The Twins could probably use Kinstler right now.

The comeback is without Miggy Cabrera, pulled a few innings ago with a back injury.
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:33 PM (#5512114)
Molina is the only starter on the team without a base hit.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:34 PM (#5512115)
One of the few times I like it when the announcers don't talk about the game going on, is when they tell George Kissell stories... No matter what anyone thinks, Kissell is quite possibly one of the 5 most important Cardinals in history.
   62. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:36 PM (#5512118)
Stupid Arizona crowd. This sounded like it could have been something.
   63. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:39 PM (#5512120)
No matter what anyone thinks, Kissell is quite possibly one of the 5 most important Cardinals in history.

I don’t know who he is and being one of the most important Cardinals in history would stain anyone’s CV. I’m kidding (mostly).
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:40 PM (#5512121)
I like Tyler Lyons, but didn't realize he has been pitching this well... in his last 29 batters faced, he's allowed 1 hit. (heck in his last 36 batters face, he's allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and 16 strikeouts--that is 10 2/3 innings--2 hbp is an issue though)


Make that 41 batters faced, 2 hits allowed, 3 walks, 17 strikeouts over the last 11 2/3 innings.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5512123)
I don’t know who he is and being one of the most important Cardinals in history would stain anyone’s CV. I’m kidding (mostly).



Long time coach for the team, helped pretty much every player who ever came through the organization, created more future coaches and managers than imaginable, created the "Cardinal Way"...(the story they are telling right now is Terry Pendleton, in the minors made a bad play or something, and he was called into Kissel's office, and at the same time, Kissell asked for his two closest friends on the team to also come into the office....and when they all got there, he asked the two friends to please explain to Terry what he did wrong....Terry explains that this is where he learned that as a player you are part of a team and you need to hold your teamates responsible for their actions(or something like that)


Kissell is widely responsible for converting players like Zeile and Torre to new positions(in fact any Cardinal that did anything of note defensively from 1960s to 2008, probably will credit Kissell for their success. and most of the coaches in the Cardinals organization credit Kissell for their career in one way or another. )
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:50 PM (#5512125)
Looks like the streak of 8 or more runs per game is about to end for the Cardinals.. going into the 9th, the Cardinals are up 6-3... You have to hope the bullpen does their job.

Cardinals have 6 consecutive games scoring 8 or more runs, tying a team record(2011 and a 1920's team) (25 teams since 1913 have done that, the record is 9 by the 1930 Phil a's... 8 by 2001 Cle, 2000 Oak, 1929 cubs, 1927 nyy..... 7 would have tied them with 1999 d-backs, 1929 phils and 1929 Giants......)....the 2011 Cards are the last team to do 6 in a row.

   67. BDC Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:52 PM (#5512127)
Adrian Beltre singles for #3,011, moving ahead of Wade Boggs.
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:58 PM (#5512130)
That was a weird play.... Wong fields the ball, throws it to Carpenter, and Carpenter flat out drops it.... he picks it up but the runner was safe, assuming that on replay they don't give it to the Cardinals.... I'm fairly confident that the call on the field will stand.
   69. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:04 PM (#5512132)
Looks like there's gonna be a tie atop the NL Central after tonight.
   70. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:04 PM (#5512133)
That's a brutal loss for the Twins, but it makes the Angels-Mariners game just that much more interesting.
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5512134)
You have to be f'ing kidding me...there is only one elite player on the Braves roster, and you walk the bases loaded with two outs to face Freeman???
   72. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5512135)
CFB, thank you for that short bio. Being involved, in any way, with creating “The Cardinal Way” does not endear him to me, but you’re about to move into a tie for first place. Enjoy your anecdotes and your victories. #### seems about to get real. Lester not so much.
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:06 PM (#5512136)
CFB, thank you for that short bio. Being involved, in any way, with creating “The Cardinal Way” does not endear him to me, but you’re about to move into a tie for first place. Enjoy your anecdotes and your victories. #### seems about to get real. Lester not so much.


George Kissell is one of the great, relatively unsung heroes of baseball, and is a great example of why good coaching matters.

I get hating the Cardinals, but hating someone who is hugely responsible for the success of the organization, without receiving much national credit, doesn't really make much sense to me. Hate the game, not the player.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:07 PM (#5512137)
And Freeman of course delivers a bases loaded single to drive in 2 runs making the game 6-5...
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5512139)
wtf, why is Rosenthal throwing so many off speed pitches...throw the heater and make them beat you with your best pitch.
   76. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5512140)
Nationals starting after 3 hour rain delay, the first 75 minutes of which was waiting for the rain if the weather at the park was similar to that ~10 miles south.
   77. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5512141)
8 wins in a row.... I'm enjoying this week, go Arizona....
   78. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:17 PM (#5512146)
for the record, I like the fans of all the teams on here, but I'm sorry Cubbie fans, but I'm rooting against your comeback today....just to get a tie for first place, after listening to the idiot Cardinal bloggers bag on how bad this team is, is reward enough...
   79. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5512148)
One thing I've appreciated being up in Seattle this weekend is just how much fans here love -- not just remember or appreciate, but LOVE -- Edgar Martinez. More than one guy has given me a hearty pat on the back, Angel jersey and all, because of my beer-fueled proclamations that Edgar belongs in the Hall of Fame.
   80. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:31 PM (#5512156)
Bryce Harper looks to have badly injured his left knee on a fairly close play at 1st. His foot slid on the bag, and the knee may have hyperextended when he landed on the dirt. Some speculation about a high ankle sprain, too, on MASN. Had to be helped off, no weight on left leg.
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5512160)
. More than one guy has given me a hearty pat on the back, Angel jersey and all, because of my beer-fueled proclamations that Edgar belongs in the Hall of Fame.


yea, and you're wrong.. :)

No Larry Walker, no Edgar.
   82. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:45 PM (#5512166)
No Larry Walker, no Edgar.
worst fans in baseball!
   83. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:54 PM (#5512168)
Of course they did.
   84. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:04 PM (#5512173)
CFB, I can’t speak for anyone else, but the Cubs are the defending champions. So any barbs you try to send our way are kind of blunt. Even if we return to our pathetic ways immediately, the Cubs are still going to be cooler than the Cardinals – and we’re no longer losers. Still lovable. Isn’t live unfair?
   85. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:10 PM (#5512175)
Hey, a homer here and then two more and we’re in business. Isn’t that how the Cubs lost to St. Louis two weeks ago?
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:10 PM (#5512176)
CFB, I can’t speak for anyone else, but the Cubs are the defending champions. So any barbs you try to send our way are kind of blunt. Even if we return to our pathetic ways immediately, the Cubs are still going to be cooler than the Cardinals – and we’re no longer losers. Still lovable. Isn’t live unfair?


I have no animosity to the fans or the franchise.... to be honest, I have never cared about the rivalry except to argue that it exists.... I'm just rooting for my team right now, and that means rooting against the Cubs(and D-backs as a backup plan)
   87. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:11 PM (#5512177)
f u seager
   88. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5512179)
Hey, a homer here and then two more and we’re in business. Isn’t that how the Cubs lost to St. Louis two weeks ago?


The Cubs aren't the Cardinals. :)
   89. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5512180)
Man, the Harper injury looked real bad. This is depressing
   90. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:17 PM (#5512184)
We did not like that last call. Anyway, congratulations CFB, the race is on.
   91. Sebastian Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:18 PM (#5512188)
The central will not be represented in the wild card this year.
   92. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:27 PM (#5512194)
I talk about that Lawless HR all the time to people when they bring up bat flips. Always good to watch it again. that ball scrapped over the fence.
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:34 PM (#5512198)
The central will not be represented in the wild card this year.


I think there is a real chance that it will....

The East is a lost cause, but both Rockies and d-backs are playing over their heads all season long....one is going to falter.
   94. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:08 AM (#5512210)
The Nationals & Giants will play 3 games today (8/13). #No Overtime.
   95. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:18 AM (#5512214)
GOOD THINGS HAPPENING.
   96. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5512223)
For the moment, the Angels are the second Wild Card team!
   97. puck Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5512225)
Man, the Harper injury looked real bad. This is depressing


Rosenthal tweeted:

Ken Rosenthal
@BreakingSprtNws

BREAKING: Preliminary tests from #Nationals team doctors show that OF Bryce Harper has a torn ACL and PCL. MRI scheduled tomorrow.
7:39 PM - 12 Aug 2017
   98. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5512229)
The Nationals have a [dumb] policy of not updating injury information until the game is over, so there hasn't been any confirmation of the Rosenthal tweet in #97, but word is going to leak on something like this. It certainly looked like it could be that bad.
   99. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: August 13, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5512230)
Ken Rosenthal
@BreakingSprtNws

BREAKING: Preliminary tests from #Nationals team doctors show that OF Bryce Harper has a torn ACL and PCL. MRI scheduled tomorrow.
7:39 PM - 12 Aug 2017


I don't even like the Nationals and this is depressing. From what I can glean, recovery for ACL/PCL reconstruction is minimally nine months.
   100. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: August 13, 2017 at 01:02 AM (#5512233)
The East is a lost cause, but both Rockies and d-backs are playing over their heads all season long....one is going to falter.


I think that was the last six letters of your nick talking.
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