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OMNICHATTER: 4/3/14

Because it’s been far too long.

Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:08 PM | 111 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4678634)
I was at work - did Wheeler get dinked and doinked to death with no offense behind him? Yahoo said shallow singles.
   2. Dale Sams Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4678636)
Good lord, welcome back.

I think SBnation probably got more clicks than ever the last few days.
   3. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4678642)
Hello.
   4. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4678645)
Mets reliever throws four-pitch walk upon coming in.

Again.

Warthen needs to go.
   5. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4678646)
It's alive! Alive!
   6. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4678647)
Nice couple of insurance runs for the Nats there
   7. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:37 PM (#4678649)
Familia kinda sucks.
   8. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4678652)
And the error helps the Nats pile on
   9. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4678653)
And Duda. Duda also sucks.
   10. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4678655)
In a nutshell: the Nats' underperformers from last year are performing (so far) this year. Span and LaRoche got key hits, RZimmerman 4 hits including a solo HR, Danny Espinosa is not dead, etc. It is good to be a Nats fan.

Let's just hope a certain Nats fan stays away for the sake of sanity.
   11. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4678656)
BBTF is alive! I've had no outlet to talk about baseball since opening day. That was about the worst timing possible
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4678661)
Giancarlo Stanton just doubled in a run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Marlins a 6-5 lead over the Rockies. Stanton has looked like an absolute beast in that series.
   13. TubaOnFire Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4678665)
I didn't realize how much I missed this place. Glad to see it back up.
   14. Joey B. Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4678669)
I actually feel kind of sorry for the Mess. At least last year it was Harvey and pray for a plague of larvae; this year they don't even have the one out of every five days to look forward to.

Let's just hope a certain Nats fan stays away for the sake of sanity.

Who's that?
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4678670)
We never did get a prediction thread.:( And missed April Fools, wonder if there were any good April Fools articles out there.
   16. Baldrick Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4678672)
Am I crazy for thinking that the Marlins could be not-terrible this year? I certainly wouldn't make them playoff favorites or anything, but they've got a decent set of good young players.
   17. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4678673)

Let's just hope a certain Nats fan stays away for the sake of sanity.

Who's that?
Obviously referring to me. I know when I'm not wanted! :-( :-( ;-)
   18. Chris Fluit Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4678675)
Am I crazy for thinking that the Marlins could be not-terrible this year? I certainly wouldn't make them playoff favorites or anything, but they've got a decent set of good young players.


You're not crazy. Or, at least, not for that reason. I think all of the preseason guides are underrating the Marlins. They could finish as high as 3rd in their division. I don't know that they'll be on the fringes of the playoff race, like KC last year, but they could be respectable.
   19. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4678679)
Okay then...am I crazy for thinking that the MARINERS could be competitive this year? I certainly wouldn't make them playoff favorites or anything, but they've got Felix and Cano, plus a decent set of good young players.
   20. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4678680)
Agreed on the Marlins. Back-of-the-envelope calculations tell me:

Nats
Barves
Marlins
Mets
Philthies
(possible spelling errors in list)
   21. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4678681)
Oh, and let me call it right now for all other NL East fans: Bryce Harper is going to have a major bust of a year. I just don't think he has it within him to stay healthy.
   22. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4678682)
E.Y.Jr just called for a fair catch so Rendon has to go back. I was on a phone call for way too long, but this can't all be Nats offense, there must be a healthy percentage of Mets incompetence at play here.
   23. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4678683)
BTW, I really like this new updated model of Denard Span.
   24. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4678684)
There is no baseball today. It's a travel day.
   25. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4678686)
Yeah well, let's see if he hits his expiration date in May or June. It's good while it lasts, though!
   26. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4678687)
Harper looks so horribly ineffective up there. His season lasted all of one at-bat. Then he got kneed in the head. Now it's over. Boo.
   27. Baldrick Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4678688)
Okay then...am I crazy for thinking that the MARINERS could be competitive this year? I certainly wouldn't make them playoff favorites or anything, but they've got Felix and Cano, plus a decent set of good young players.

From your lips to god's ear.

I mean, there is a ton of talent on that Mariners team. If some of these kids who were supposed to become superstars actually do come good, they could quite definitely win the division. That said, I went into the season skeptical that they'd clear .500. And three excellent games notwithstanding, I still think that's their likely range.
   28. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4678692)
I mean, there is a ton of talent on that Mariners team. If some of these kids who were supposed to become superstars actually do come good, they could quite definitely win the division. That said, I went into the season skeptical that they'd clear .500. And three excellent games notwithstanding, I still think that's their likely range.
All true. Still, it feels real, real good to ruin the Angels' start to the season. FINGERLICKIN' GOOD.
   29. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4678693)
Harper looks so horribly ineffective up there. His season lasted all of one at-bat. Then he got kneed in the head. Now it's over. Boo.


From your lips to god's ear.
   30. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4678695)
WALKS ARGH

I know we've already lost, but for ##### sake.
   31. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4678696)
29. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4678693)
Ah Sam. May Ervin Santana break his arm in four different places as he throws his first pitch.

Don't ever change, my friend.
   32. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4678698)
Holy christ.
   33. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4678699)
Bases loaded walk to the Nationals. Gotta love it.
   34. JJ1986 Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4678700)
The Mets need at least 6 new relievers.
   35. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4678701)
How do the Mets spell relief? W-A-L-K-S
   36. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4678703)
Ah Sam. May Ervin Santana break his arm in four different places as he throws his first pitch.


I got Pickles Schlosser in reserve, buddy. NO FEAR!
   37. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4678706)
In re: Sam's very latest handle, I think they drove the servers down U.S. 301 and then moseyed over the back roads of Nawth Cahlina to enjoy the scenery along the way. No big rush.
   38. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4678709)
In re: Sam's very latest handle, I think they drove the servers down U.S. 301 and then moseyed over the back roads of Nawth Cahlina to enjoy the scenery along the way. No big rush.
It was f##kin' perverse, is what it was. Of all the times to pull this stunt, OPENING DAY?!?

I say the BBTF attorney brigade needs to volunteer its services for a lawsuit.
   39. dr. scott Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4678713)
It was f##kin' perverse, is what it was. Of all the times to pull this stunt, OPENING DAY?!?

I say the BBTF attorney brigade needs to volunteer its services for a lawsuit.


I'm curious who pissed off who to engineer this "coincidence"
   40. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4678714)
Jim will post the details from a more informed position, but the bits and pieces that I picked up read like a low grade B movie script. It was a LOT bigger than just us chickens. Although I agree that the timing could not have been worse for us.
   41. Nasty Nate Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4678718)
BBTF is back!
   42. Nasty Nate Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4678719)
Was Mike Trout the first to get a season cycle this year?
   43. Joey B. Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4678720)
Bang! Zoom! It's a sweepin'-up-the-Mess Curly W in the books!
   44. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4678721)
For the Schadenfreude-lovers out there, and I know you are legion, Jonathan Papelbon blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th last night by retiring 1 of 7 batters, including allowing a walk-off walk. This ruined a fine 7-inning, 1 run inning by Kyle Kendrick, who was in his Style Stendrick persona last night, not his Byle Bendrick alter ego.
   45. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4678724)
OK, the Mets made that look easy. So who's next for the Nats to trounce?

I was gonna send up a box of warmth and sunshine, but the freight was astronomical so you'll just have to make do with clousy skies and low 60s temperatures in D.C. tomorrow.
   46. Nasty Nate Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4678725)
For the Schadenfreude-lovers out there, and I know you are legion, Jonathan Papelbon blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th last night by retiring 1 of 7 batters, including allowing a walk-off walk. This ruined a fine 7-inning, 1 run inning by Kyle Kendrick, who was in his Style Stendrick persona last night, not his Byle Bendrick alter ego.


The night before, the Phillies employed their patented strategy of leaving their big-money closer twiddling his thumbs in the bullpen while some schlubs predictably lost the game in walk-off style. But maybe it's not an issue if Papelbon isn't very good anymore.
   47. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4678726)
I'm going to the Nats game tomorrow- I hope it doesn't get rained out
   48. stanmvp48 Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4678727)
The Mets must have somebody better than EY Jr. to play left field and bat leadoff.
   49. Srul Itza Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4678728)
For the Schadenfreude-lovers out there, and I know you are legion, Jonathan Papelbon blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th last night by retiring 1 of 7 batters, including allowing a walk-off walk.


I had apoplexy -- not from the blown save, but from not being able to gloat about it.

Every time Papelbon blows a save, an angel gets its wings.
   50. Jersey Joe Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4678729)
Was Mike Trout the first to get a season cycle this year?


Juan Lagares beat him by at least a couple hours.
   51. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4678730)
Jeff Sullivan shares this animated .gif with us. Is it possible to have a negative route efficiency???
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4678731)
Offensive explosion in Cincy...Reds hit two homeruns in the first inning for three runs, and confirmed roider, Peralta hits a two run shot in the second..... That is 3 more runs in 1 1/2 innings than in the previous 18 innings.
   53. Obo Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4678732)
Thank goodness BBTF is back. I can't wait to find out what I think about the new season.
   54. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:57 PM (#4678740)
51 is hilarious
   55. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4678752)
Jayson Werth has been justifying the contract. That's pretty surprising.
   56. Howling John Shade Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:29 PM (#4678769)
Lincecum's Groucho Marx disguise is impressive.
   57. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:37 PM (#4678784)
No primer on opening day just about killed me. Welcome back, y'all!!!
   58. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4678797)
Jayson Werth has been justifying the contract. That's pretty surprising.
I really don't think a single Nats fan out there had any idea just what a cornerstone of the franchise he would become when he was signed to that enormous contract. It's not even a matter of on-field production (though after his horrible first season he's been ridiculously productive when healthy), it's the way in which he has become one of the undisputed leaders of the clubhouse. I also have to say that -- though this has nothing to do with actual results -- I really do like the the fact that he made a conscious decision to relocate his family to the DC suburbs to live here year-round, as a personal symbol of his commitment to the Nats.

Actually, the only thing I don't much care for is the beard. Silly beards. Baseball players are the hipsters of the sports world.
   59. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4678801)
Yeah, I'd like to order the Tuffy Gosewich, but hold the slaw. Oh, and give me some fries with that .
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4678802)
Post 58....I thought that was what was touted about his signing, that even though the team wasn't a contender at the time, and that they might not be a contender until the end of the contract, that his presence was going to be a big factor in showing the young players that the team wants to win in the future. And I thought there was some talk about his personality in those conversations.
   61. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2014 at 06:17 PM (#4678819)
Lance Lynn really settled down... after five batters he was down 3-0, and it took him 30 pitches to escape the 1st inning.

Now he's finished five, and has a 4-3 lead.
   62. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4678820)
Angel Pagan might not be built like the beast that is Giancarlo Stanton, but he can sure crank out a deep home run every now and then. Like just then. The Giants need it, because they look none too sharp in the field.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 06:29 PM (#4678825)
because they look none too sharp in the field


Are you sure you are talking about the Giants and not the Cardinals? :)

Our defense has been.....the word is interesting I guess.

Lance Lynn really settled down... after five batters he was down 3-0, and it took him 30 pitches to escape the 1st inning.

Now he's finished five, and has a 4-3 lead.


Isn't that what Lynn normally does(not looking it up right now)? It just seems he allows the other team to get a lead and then the offense magically shows up for him.
   64. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2014 at 06:49 PM (#4678837)
OK, just saw the most ridiculous catch ever in the cardinals-Reds game.

Wait, NO!!!! Thought Hamilton deflected it to the RF, who caught it on the fly, but the replay clearly shows the ball bouncing off the wall.

I'm not sure what just happened. Both base runners returned to their bases, thinking the ball was caught.

EDIT: I think umps are reviewing it---we're in the 7th inning...

EDIT: looks like the umps are calling it a single, but for a second the Reds' telecast was showing "home run"...both managers are out talking to the umps...

EDIT: Here's what GameDay is saying: "Umpire review (home run) initiated: Matt Holliday flies out to center fielder Billy Hamilton to right fielder Jay Bruce. One out."
   65. Flynn Posted: April 03, 2014 at 06:59 PM (#4678846)
Nice over managing by Bochy to end the Giants-Dbacks game. Up by three, two out but we need the platoon advantage against Eric Chavez so out goes the righty Casilla and in comes the LOOGY Lopez. I want those two minutes back.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 07:04 PM (#4678850)

EDIT: I think umps are reviewing it---we're in the 7th inning...


This is what is pissing me off. The replay rules aren't that complicated, yet EVERY SINGLE ANNOUNCER I have heard on these rules has been wrong.

After the 7th inning, the only thing that changes, is that the umps are allowed discretionary calls on more plays, prior to the 7th inning, their discretionary powers was limited to homerun calls and collision of home plate rules... After the 7th inning the umpires at their own discretion can review any play that they want. A team can request the ump to make the review. If they have a challenge remaining, the request will count as a challenge, and it's not an ump discretionary call. If they don't have a challenge, the ump can decide to review it or not.

But this is the part that every announcer seems to be missing. You don't lose the ability to challenge after the sixth inning. You absolutely have that right for the entire game. You have one challenge per game, you can use it in the first, fifth or 12th inning. You keep your challenge if you challenge and the play is overruled, you lose your challenge if the play stands.....this isn't that difficult of a concept.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 07:18 PM (#4678860)
edit: by the expression of any play that they want, I meant any play that is reviewable that they want.
   68. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 07:32 PM (#4678864)
Thanks for #66 because I really paid no attention to the replay rules, thinking they might be tweaked before the season started. This also explains that extra "lamp" added to the MLB Gameday graphic with a "C" over it--whether that team's challenge exists or not.

In what little I've seen the replay system used it does seem to speed up the process a little, but I was prejudiced early by the discussions here favoring an additional umpire for each game who decides on his own--on the spot--whether a call was right or wrong. This challenge system adds a false notion of strategy. Meh, I'll see how it works out this season.

They still ought to stage a re-enactment of a good Earl Weaver shoutfest just for old times' sake. Speaking of which, MASN coming back from a break in the Orioles game is showing Tippy picking off 3 Blue Jays on Cal Ripken's b-day back in 1983. That was quite a night!
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 07:41 PM (#4678869)
The best thing to be said about the replay system so far is that they don't drag it out. The system has massive kinks still, but it's already noticeably better than the NFL's that it tried to emulate. I can see some tweaks being made, most notably, getting rid of the challenge, as the umps have absolutely shown more than a willingness to go to any replay request, so the strategy of holding a challenge to force the ump to do a replay really doesn't have any value.
   70. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4678875)
Orioles putting on should check into a defensive clinic.
   71. starving to death with a full STEAGLES Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4678879)
For the Schadenfreude-lovers out there, and I know you are legion, Jonathan Papelbon blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th last night by retiring 1 of 7 batters, including allowing a walk-off walk. This ruined a fine 7-inning, 1 run inning by Kyle Kendrick, who was in his Style Stendrick persona last night, not his Byle Bendrick alter ego.
The night before, the Phillies employed their patented strategy of leaving their big-money closer twiddling his thumbs in the bullpen while some schlubs predictably lost the game in walk-off style. But maybe it's not an issue if Papelbon isn't very good anymore.
damned if you do, damned if you don't: the phillies 2014 video yearbook


anyway, i'll say this in favor of papelbon, he has undoubtedly been better than ryan madson the last 2 years.
   72. Sonic Youk Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:05 PM (#4678881)
I'm going to have kids just so I can bring them to Xander's HOF induction.

And I hate kids!
   73. Nasty Nate Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4678882)
I don't know why the O's don't just park Cruz at DH and let him hit; feed his glove to the crabs.
   74. Sonic Youk Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:08 PM (#4678883)
I don't know why the O's don't just park Cruz at DH and let him hit; feed his glove to the crabs.


And take Delmon's bat out of the lineup????
   75. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:20 PM (#4678890)
The best thing to be said about the replay system so far is that they don't drag it out.


I disagree with this. So far I've seen far too many managers going out to talk to the umpires as a blatant stalling move. So the game gets delayed for the manager and the umpire to amicably chat while staring into the dugout to see if the replay coach wants the call challenged or not, then gets delayed some more if they decide to challenge. There was also a home run challenge in a Toronto / Tampa game that took a ridiculous amount of time.

It's not a disaster or anything, but I'd prefer if there was something done to prevent stalling in this situation.
   76. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4678891)
Well, since there's no Dugout today, I'll link these here:

Yesterday's Game of the Day

Game of the April Fool's Day

Game of the Opening Day 2014

And finally, Game of the Opening Day 1984.
   77. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4678895)
I disagree with this. So far I've seen far too many managers going out to talk to the umpires as a blatant stalling move. So the game gets delayed for the manager and the umpire to amicably chat while staring into the dugout to see if the replay coach wants the call challenged or not, then gets delayed some more if they decide to challenge. There was also a home run challenge in a Toronto / Tampa game that took a ridiculous amount of time.


Which is why I hope the challenge system goes away. Once they request the replay, the umps are quick to attempt to get the answer and they don't drag it out. A challenge system forces teams to play strategy games in the hopes of not losing a challenge.
   78. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4678896)
Noted speedster Adam Lind just scored from second on an infield single to shortstop.
   79. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4678900)
Houston had bases loaded with nobody out, then bases loaded with one out, and managed a single run. Not great.
   80. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4678902)
Jeter barely moved for that ball Presley hit up the middle. He's bordering on literally no range.
   81. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4678903)
Heh, that's nothing. Last night the Pirates loaded the bases with no outs: nobody scored. I think that happened in extra innings to add insult to injury.
   82. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4678906)
Houston had bases loaded with nobody out, then bases loaded with one out, and managed a single run. Not great.


The way this Yankees offense has been performing this series, that's probably enough ...
   83. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4678910)
Well, shut my mouth ...
   84. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4678915)
Anybody else as PUMPED about the Mariners-Athletics game coming up in 45 minutes? I'm tasting copper.
   85. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4678916)
.
   86. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:39 PM (#4678922)
Tomorrow is the Nationals' home opener. I'm MUCH more pumped about that. I have a morning conference call, then it's baseball under the Sun clouds, baby!
   87. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4678925)
Jeter could probably slap that single to right for another five years.
   88. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 03, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4678927)
Longoria hits the Rays first home run of the season (and ties Pena for most in team history) to put them up 7-2 over Toronto. The result of this game was pretty much a foregone conclusion though, the Blue Jays would have won a series at the Trop with a victory and that hasn't happened since 2007.
   89. Scott Fischthal Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:04 PM (#4678933)
Jeff Sullivan shares this animated .gif with us. Is it possible to have a negative route efficiency???


Looked like my 12U CF in practice this afternoon. At least we have an excuse -- we've only gotten on a field once the whole spring, what with snow, slush, sleet, rain, sub-freezing temperatures, etc., etc.
   90. Dan Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4678942)
I really hope Nova doesn't get a win for that ridiculously awful yet lucky performance tonight. 13 base runners in < 6 innings, but bailed out by 4 GIDP.
   91. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4678945)
Muahahahahahahaha!
   92. base ball chick Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4678961)
Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4678900)

Houston had bases loaded with nobody out, then bases loaded with one out, and managed a single run. Not great


- welcome to Astros DH ball


Dan Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4678942)

I really hope Nova doesn't get a win for that ridiculously awful yet lucky performance tonight. 13 base runners in < 6 innings, but bailed out by 4 GIDP


- led the league in GIDP and blown saves last year
same suckage next year
   93. JE (Jason) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:19 PM (#4678963)
WTF is going on in this Yankees-Astros game? We have a 3+ minute review because the umps forgot the count???
   94. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4678964)
It's ALABAMA HAMMER TIME.
   95. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4678965)
Looked like my 12U CF in practice this afternoon. At least we have an excuse...

1 Rack Unit @ 1.75 inches x 12 = 21 inches tall. That is one short center fielder! That's a pretty good excuse, I'd say.
   96. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4678966)
When you're the ALABAMA HAMMER, everyone looks like a nail ...
   97. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4678968)
NAILED.
   98. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4678969)
SO CLOSE.
   99. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4678970)
OH MY GOD I HATE THESE NEW REPLAY RULES SO SO SO MUCH
   100. boteman Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4678973)
Why?
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