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OMNICHATTER 6-2-2014

You didn’t think I forgot, did you?

Gamingboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 04:29 PM | 48 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 02, 2014 at 07:04 PM (#4717712)
I'm calling it: today is the day Clayton Kershaw breaks out of his slump. Go Blue!
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 02, 2014 at 07:25 PM (#4717724)
Scott Van Slyke is getting his first MLB start in CF today. His dad actually played over 1000 games in CF and had a positive career rField (+11 runs in center, +24 for his entire career as a fielder), but Scott is notably slower.
   3. Baldrick Posted: June 02, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4717731)
Sounds like about half and half boos and cheers for Cano from the Yankees fans.
   4. Baldrick Posted: June 02, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4717740)
Seager pops a ball up to left field. Jeter can't get to it...because, you know. Gardner does get there but drops it as he slides. It's called fair so Seager keeps rounding the bases.

Meanwhile the shortstop, some n00b who doesn't know how to play the game the right way, picks up the ball and has no idea that the play is still live. Seager cruises into the third.

Lolz
   5. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4717741)
Wow. The Mariners are pushing that Yankees series so hard (when the Yanks visit in a couple weeks), especially the Jeter angle "come see legend Derek Jeter, blah blah blah). What they are really seeing is a fairly bad ballplayer.

Good matchup tonight Joyful: Kershaw verse Quintana. Just in case any Yankees fans are slumming in this thread, thanks for giving us a 3-4 fWAR pitcher for free.
   6. Baldrick Posted: June 02, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4717742)
Mariners have get picked off TWICE in the game already. And it's still the fourth inning. Does Phelps have the best right-handed pickoff move in history?
   7. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 02, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4717759)
No Braves tonight, so I'm watching my beloved alma mater in the championship round of the Women's College World Series. It's a pretty fun environment.
   8. Lassus Posted: June 02, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4717767)
Greedy. Mets should have scored more there.
   9. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: June 02, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4717768)
At this point I'd rather dig up the formaldehyded corpse of Eddie Gaedel and stick him up there in the batter's box, and give Alfonso Soriano a seat on the bullpen throne. It's just torture watching this pathetic sack of #### whose idea of the strike zone is twice as big as Eric Gregg's. It's like a Groundhog's Day re-run of the 2003 World Series, with a pitcher's boot stepping on Soriano's face----forever.

Or something like that. Anyway, just trade him to the Mets for a six pack of Miller Lite. Anything to get rid of this nightmare.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 09:07 PM (#4717770)
Wow....Miller deflected a ball off of his leg and is ok, but the Wow part is that the trainer didn't come out to the game. Way too often on even the most obvious 'non'-injury, the trainer has to go out and look at the player.


Cardinals outfield is Holliday/Grichuk/Taveras today....that is an outfield with some power even if they don't have the homeruns, but potentially that is the most power the Cardinals could put out there.
   11. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4717789)
At this point I'd rather dig up the formaldehyded corpse of Eddie Gaedel and stick him up there in the batter's box, and give Alfonso Soriano a seat on the bullpen throne. It's just torture watching this pathetic sack of #### whose idea of the strike zone is twice as big as Eric Gregg's. It's like a Groundhog's Day re-run of the 2003 World Series, with a pitcher's boot stepping on Soriano's face----forever.


Ah, pobrecita! It must be so tough watching a team trot out a replacement level player everyday. Welcome to almost every team without a 200m dollar payroll. Actually, if my team had a 200m payroll and still rolled out Soriano (literally, perhaps soon) I'd be pretty pissed too.

But luckily I'm not a Yankees fan, so I can just point and laugh.
   12. Baldrick Posted: June 02, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4717795)
Kyle Seager would have hit for the cycle tonight...if one of his triples had only been a single.

Can't imagine there are too many times in history a guy has hit a HR, two triples, and a double.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4717800)
Since the Cardinals are blowing it against the Royals...


Can't imagine there are too many times in history a guy has hit a HR, two triples, and a double.

Post 1914 of course.
Rk            Player       Date  Tm Opp    Rslt AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
                                                                   
1        Hal Breeden 1973
-09-02 MON PHI  W 12-0  5 3 4  1  2  1   5
2    Joe Christopher 1964
-08-18 NYM PIT  W  7-3  5 2 4  1  2  1   3
3         Hoot Evers 1950
-09-07 DET CLE T 13-13  6 3 5  1  2  1   6
4           Sam West 1933
-08-05 SLB CHW  W 10-9  5 3 4  1  2  1   2
5      Pinky Whitney 1929
-07-30 PHI PIT  W 13-5  5 3 4  1  2  1   2
6      Heinie Manush 1926
-07-01 DET CLE L  6-11  5 3 4  1  2  1   3 
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4717802)
Taveras showing off arm. Still Royals are up 3-0 in the 7th inning and Yadier has made a couple of defensive mistakes to help them out.
   15. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4717803)
This Cardinals team is tough to watch.
   16. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:09 PM (#4717804)
greenback, are they on their way to losing 4 out of 5 to the Mets ... at home? That's tough to watch.

edit: and Phillippe Aumont is on the mound!
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4717807)
Twitter reports that the DSL Mets used pitchers named Harol, Enmanuel, Jhonaiker, Wuender and Yrelvis in tonight's game against the Rangers.
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4717809)
Aumont seals the deal, giving up a GS to Wilmer Flores! 11-2, Mets.
   19. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4717810)
Yikes, Flores crushed that for a GS.
   20. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4717812)
Citizens Bank Park opened with a win from history's greatest French Canadian middle reliever, Rheal Cormier, and now it hosts the execrable efforts of history's worst, Phillippe Aumont. How fast a decade passes.
   21. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4717813)
greenback, are they on their way to losing 4 out of 5 to the Mets ... at home? That's tough to watch.

That's worse, I agree, but that's simply not watchable. The Cardinals are more complex than that. Everybody agrees the Cardinals are supposed to have a good team, and instead they keep muddling along, like they're waiting for some sort of signal. Maybe I need to ask David Cameron to write a nasty article about them.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4717815)
5-0 Kansas City as the Cardinals bullpen just continues to fail to record an out (and not sure how this is Matheny's fault, but some idiot some where will find a way to make it so)

Meanwhile the highly touted defensive plus player failed to make a routine play. (Stop me if you are a Cardinal fan and have heard that a lot this year...but this time it isn't Bourjos)

   23. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4717817)
Is this the year the Cardinals don't bring up a prospect nobody has ever heard of who instantly becomes an All-Star, AND don't sign a washed-up veteran who instantly becomes an MVP candidate? What has happened to the team everyone resented for so long?

Wait, they still have the 4th best record in the NL and their fans just have insanely high standards.
   24. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4717818)
brewers beat the twins 6-2 helped by some subpar minnesota defense. garza pitched ok. lucroy hit a homer. mark reynolds went opposite field for a homer.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4717819)
Is this the year the Cardinals don't bring up a prospect nobody has ever heard of who instantly becomes an All-Star, AND don't sign a washed-up veteran who instantly becomes an MVP candidate? What has happened to the team everyone resented for so long?

Wait, they still have the 4th best record in the NL and their fans just have insanely high standards.


I haven't lost faith in this team, still think they'll have the best record in the NL when the season ends, and probably have two or three contenders for Rookie of the year....just frustrating week after a hot streak that made it appear like the team had figured out their woes, and then to watch the offense abandon them again.
   26. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4717820)
crispix

4th best record in the nl equates to 3 games over .500. which is the sad state of the nl in some respects

   27. theboyqueen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4717823)
Not sure where else to ask this, but does anyone know why the NBA thread was shut down?
   28. Transmission Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4717826)
Vin Scully has been telling this fantastic story about a White Sox/Dodgers World Series game he saw where Nat King Cole was supposed to sing the national anthem and forgot the lyrics to the end (and his lyric sheet had blown away in the wind) and so he just sort of scat-hummed the conclusion. Cole then invited Scully to the nightclub where he was performing that night, and Cole had totally lost his voice between the day's ballgame and the evening performance. Scully explains that Cole had been cheering and hollering during the entire game, even though the Sox lost 11-0. Scully marvels at how this "billion-dollar voice" was so excited about baseball that he'd yell like that. Great story that of course I can't do justice in a quickie summation...
   29. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4717827)
Not sure where else to ask this, but does anyone know why the NBA thread was shut down?

I don't know, but that used to happen a lot with kevin threads. And that looked like a kevin thread.
   30. theboyqueen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4717829)
Who is Kevin?
   31. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4717830)
Vin Scully has been telling this fantastic story about a White Sox/Dodgers World Series game he saw where Nat King Cole was supposed to sing the national anthem and forgot the lyrics to the end (and his lyric sheet had blown away in the wind) and so he just sort of scat-hummed the conclusion. Cole then invited Scully to the nightclub where he was performing that night, and Cole had totally lost his voice between the day's ballgame and the evening performance. Scully explains that Cole had been cheering and hollering during the entire game, even though the Sox lost 11-0. Scully marvels at how this "billion-dollar voice" was so excited about baseball that he'd yell like that. Great story that of course I can't do justice in a quickie summation...


Perception and memory are wierd. I've been listening to a bit of Vin this year and IMO he's fallen off -- father time still undefeated. Don't get me wrong, his Puig call last year on the walk off HR is one of my all time favorite calls and that was just last year, but that story was down right Hawkesque imo. I doubt it actually happened or if it did happen it's not how it seems in Vin's mind 50 some years later.

   32. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4717831)
wait, where is the nba thread?
   33. theboyqueen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4717832)
Right, but where the posting box normally is it says "Commenting is not available in this channel entry." For me anyway. Is it not like that for you?
   34. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4717833)
Who is Kevin?

He posts as Publius these days. Virulent liberal, Red Sox fan, Celtics fan, and Barry Bonds fan.
   35. theboyqueen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4717836)
That guy was certainly raving a bit (strictly about basketball, mind you) but I'm not sure why the thread would have been shut down based on any of it.
   36. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4717837)
Perception and memory are wierd. I've been listening to a bit of Vin this year and IMO he's fallen off -- father time still undefeated. Don't get me wrong, his Puig call last year on the walk off HR is one of my all time favorite calls and that was just last year, but that story was down right Hawkesque imo. I doubt it actually happened or if it did happen it's not how it seems in Vin's mind 50 some years later.

You are stupid.
   37. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4717838)
Yes I'm stupid because I think something that he said happened 50 years ago might not have happened the way he remembers it because people never misremember anything 50 years ago. But what do I know Nat King Cole lost his voice in an 11-0 game in Chicago and couldn't sing that night. Let's pull up B-Ref and see if the score was even right.

Sounded like Hawk talking bout Yaz.
   38. theboyqueen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4717839)
wait, where is the nba thread?


here
   39. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:58 PM (#4717841)
lol and now he thinks jose broke his bat on a hr. Dude, it's Jose Abreu, have you seen him hit?
   40. Transmission Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4717844)
Game 1, 1959 world series, 11-0

http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1959_WS.shtml
   41. Transmission Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:08 PM (#4717845)
and

"She should take some consolation from a story jazz industry veteran Dick LaPalm told me about Nat “King” Cole. Cole did the anthem for the opening game of the 1959 World Series game in Chicago, and instead of “O’er the land of the free,” Nat sang “O’er the land and the sea.” LaPalm was with Cole afterward and recalls, “Nat accepted the kidding with his typical grace.” That is, until a Canadian journalist came into his dressing room at a show that night and, according to LaPalm, “Asked Nat if he botched the line intentionally because of the black situation in the country. Well, Nat hit the ceiling. He ignored the question and asked the guy to leave. Nat said, ‘Can you believe that guy thought I would do that intentionally?’"

http://jazztimes.com/articles/19799-o-say-can-you-play-star-spangled-jazz-musicians

To me, because it was beautiful, it was true. Glad that it now can also be true to you, too.
   42. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4717849)
Does Charlie Steiner EVER make the slightest effort to pronounce the names of players? It is such a huge downgrade after the 3rd inning on the radio to drop from Vin Scully down to Charlie Steiner. Ugh.

"Vis-eye-OH-do". "MOses Sierra". Really??
   43. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4717853)
Gary Thorne of the National League.
   44. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:26 PM (#4717855)
Scully explains that Cole had been cheering and hollering during the entire game, even though the Sox lost 11-0.

Except that the White Sox were the 11-0 winners that day. But I guess we can forgive Scully for misremembering one game out of over 11,000.

The most embarrassing SSB screwup I can remember (not counting Roseanne's crotch grab) was when Lucy Monroe's voice just gave out completely while singing it during one of the games (I think game 4) of the 1958 World Series. She was kind of the live version of Kate Smith in the postwar years at the Stadium, much beloved by the military in particular, and needless to say, the press protected her reputation by keeping the story of her laryngitis out of the papers. The media were a bit more forgiving of certain human frailties back then.
   45. Chief Woo-ha! Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4717856)
vin got the story right; the recap above transposed the outcome
   46. Snowboy Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4717859)
Only a Canadian journalist would be so bold and insensitive as to ask such an obvious question.

And Charley Steiner...Gary Thorne: tomato...tomatoe
   47. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 02, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4717862)
Interesting, both the White Sox and Twins tonight, had two out throwing (to first) errors by 3rd baseman tonight on ground balls when they decided not to run and tag 3rd base for the 3rd out. Both errors allowed runs to score.
   48. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 03, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4717867)
Man, the White Sox are really putting the "E" in defense tonight.

And yes, Vin Scully got the outcome of that game right. That was the crux of the whole story, Nat King Cole was screaming his lungs out in a hopeless cause, albeit the World Series. I couldn't get much work done so I went out to watch this game on the Roku.

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