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Monday, April 14, 2014

OMNICHATTER for April 14, 2014

Woah, almost forgot. Sorry, folks.

Gamingboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 04:15 PM | 149 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 14, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4686084)
Whoa! Colby Lewis is back!
   2. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 14, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4686089)
And the 2014 WAR leaderboards are up on BB-Ref. Go Scott Feldman!
   3. Dale Sams Posted: April 14, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4686159)
Re: That Royals game...isn't a ball that lands in foul territory and comes back into fair, a fair ball? They could have thrown Moustakas out cause he didn't run, right?
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 14, 2014 at 06:37 PM (#4686161)
[3] Only if it returns to fair territory before crossing the plane that goes through first and third base.
   5. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 14, 2014 at 06:38 PM (#4686162)
#3--I wasn't really sure, and the replays didn't show where the ball finally wound up. No one argued with the ump at all, so no controversy.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:06 PM (#4686172)
I didn't know we were having individual game chatters..
Since it's so dead, maybe they should do 'series' chatters for the smaller chats, that way there might be some conversation.
   7. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:07 PM (#4686173)
#6-- Oh, these get pretty active (~100 comments a day). Very small schedule for today, unfortunately, and nothing in the afternoon.
   8. Joey B. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:20 PM (#4686178)
Viva Las Vegas. I think we can safely say Harper's slump is over.
   9. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4686179)
I would appreciate it if someone can explain why the Nationals are willing to part with a somewhat major pitching prospect to acquire Jose Lobaton as their backup catcher, and then, when their starting catcher gets injured on opening day, proceed to only give Lobaton half the starts behind the plate (splitting time with Sandy Leon. Sandy Leon!)

--disgruntled Fantasy owner.
   10. Joey B. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:43 PM (#4686191)
We need to come up with a nickname for Rendon. This kid can just flat-out rake.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4686198)
#6-- Oh, these get pretty active (~100 comments a day). Very small schedule for today, unfortunately, and nothing in the afternoon.


I was talking about the primer chimp individual game chatter, I didn't know they were bothering to still make those (from the looks of things, nobody is in there chatting though)
   12. Brian White Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4686202)
Jimmy Rollins apparently just forgot how many outs their were. Guy on second, he drops a sacrifice bunt to move him to third. Someone back in the dugout tells him that he was the *second* out, not the first, and what the hell was he doing bunting, and Rollins ends up standing there for a minute in disbelief.
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4686203)
We need to come up with a nickname for Rendon.


"The Guy The Royals Passed to Take Local Bust Bubba Starling". Doesn't really roll off the tongue though.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4686214)
Peralta with a homerun against Garza....small sample size, but Peralta is 12 for 26 against Garza in his career.
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4686215)
Ryan Howard with his first back-to-back games with an HR since last May. Of course he did miss a lot of last season.
   16. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4686218)
On the one hand, the Nats look incredibly good against every team they have played except for the Braves.

On the other hand, the only teams they've played other than the Braves are the Mets and the Marlins.

I really do not know how this season is going to turn out.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4686219)
Brewers had the shift on for Holliday (right handed pull on the infield) and he hit it to where the second baseman would play in normal double play depth....Scooter makes a very good ranging play to his left to get Holliday.

Meanwhile, they had the shift for Adams (pull left handed bat) with the second baseman playing short right field, and Adams manages to poke it about 10 feet past him.
The shift hasn't seemed to matter one bit for Adams.
   18. Joey B. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:10 PM (#4686223)
Remember when Harper batted 7th a few days ago because he slumped for a week?

Yeah, that was great. I'm trusting that we won't be seeing that again this year.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:19 PM (#4686226)
10 homeruns in the Pirates/Reds game? Even for Great American Ballpark, that is a lot.(record for that stadium)
   20. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4686227)
All time record for homers in a game is 12.
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4686228)
Weren't some folks here recently suggesting Harper was a bust? He's up to .348/.412/.522.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4686230)
Weren't some folks here recently suggesting Harper was a bust? He's up to .348/.412/.522.


I thought people were suggesting his bulking up might have hurt him this year.... it's hard to call a 21 year old who has averaged 4+ war a season as a bust.
   23. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4686231)
Every at bat I have ever seen of Harper's includes at least one ball hit unbelievably hard (even if it's just a foul ball). He's incredible.
   24. spike Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4686232)
Santana with 11k's through 6 and fearless against the Phils.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:26 PM (#4686233)
All time record for homers in a game is 12.


Games delayed prior to the 7th inning....
   26. Brian White Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:31 PM (#4686234)
B.J. Upton has this whole 'steal second base, and advance to third on an error' thing down pat tonight.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:35 PM (#4686235)
Matt Carpenter gets thrown out of the game for arguing strike call by Bob Davidson... not sure if the ump was wrong on it, but it wasn't such a bad call that he should have argued it, but it wasn't that big of an argument either. Lip readers---Cardinal announcers---are saying that Carpenter said "that's terrible or You're terrible"---Bob Davidson, folks, the guy all the fans paid to come and see play.
   28. Joey B. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:39 PM (#4686237)
Williams just pinch hit for Harper? Man, I hope he didn't hurt himself running the bases.
   29. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:42 PM (#4686241)
Williams just pinch hit for Harper? Man, I hope he didn't hurt himself running the bases.


I missed the beginning of the innings but the Washington announcers didn't feel the need to explain why Sousa was batting instead of Harper, at least while the at bat was happening. I'm hoping it's just to give him rest in a rout.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4686244)
Cardinals just had back to back runners toasted on the bases.... Holliday on a first to home from a double by Adams and is toasted by a good ten feet...then Adams gets toasted trying to advance on the grounder to second.


Yet we still scored three runs as Jay just hit a three run shot.
   31. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4686246)
Glad the nats woke up
   32. Guts Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4686247)
Jay's annual HR came at an opportune moment there.
   33. Honkie Kong Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4686248)
Back to back to back in Philly.
Can BJ Rosenberg pull a Chase Wright?
   34. spike Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4686249)
Gattis Uggla and Simmons go back to back to back HR
   35. esseff Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4686250)
Another horrendous replay reversal on the catch/transfer thing in the Rangers game.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4686252)
Lynn is dealing today, very good control and showing a little bit of power pitching as he has two hits and 8 strikeouts in the 6th inning..
   37. Joey B. Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4686254)
Nice game, and the bullpen got a much needed rest.
   38. Perry Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4686255)
Lip readers---Cardinal announcers---are saying that Carpenter said "that's terrible or You're terrible"


The magic word that gets you dumped: "You."
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4686256)
The magic word that gets you dumped: "You."


Agreed...the announcers were acting like that it wasn't a reason to toss a guy, but a "personal" attack is arguably a reason to dump...mind you Carpenter said it while having his back turned to the ump and was walking away.
   40. The District Attorney Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4686258)
As a Strat-O-Matic owner of Lynn, I know that he is much better against righty hitters than lefties. So the Brewers are an excellent matchup for him, since all of the good hitters are righties.

(They did get the only three lefty hitters on the roster -- Overbay, Gennett and Schafer -- into the lineup today. But none of them are big hitters, and two of them are downgrades from the guy sitting for them, platoon factor aside.)
   41. spike Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4686259)
ugh. Avilanched.
   42. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4686260)
Sure, I saw a 5 run 8th coming from the Phils to take a 6-5 lead on the Braves. A sweet, sweet swing by Domonic Brown for the go ahead 3 run HR.
   43. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4686261)
Someone gonna nudge Fredi Gonzalez and wake him up or is he just going to stick with Avilan? That game has gone tits up for the Braves in a hurry.
   44. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4686262)
Utley's back up to a .500 Chadwick.
   45. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4686263)
Why isn't Papelbon closing for the Phils? Is he hurt or has he just been used a bunch lately?
   46. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4686264)
Foolish play by Utley. Take the out a first, Upton is too fast to get the lead runner on that ball without a perfectly clean play and you already bobbled a bit.
   47. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4686265)
Why isn't Papelbon closing for the Phils? Is he hurt or has he just been used a bunch lately?


I think Papelbon has pitched a few days in a row.
   48. Guts Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4686266)
Lynn was great today. That will shut up his haters! Well, at least until his next start.
   49. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4686267)
Jesus this replay system sucks. Sandberg just came out and he didn't even argue, just stood there with the ump for about 20-30 seconds and waited for Bowa to shake his head "don't bother."

Interesting point from the Phillies announcers. Apparently Ryno and the coaching staff have told players to react, to argue and buy some time for the video guys to review the play. I'm sure they aren't the only one but God this is stupid.
   50. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4686268)
The Braves started the bottom of the 8th with a 4 run lead, they'll go the bottom of the 9th with at least a 3 run lead.

This probably isn't exactly how they planned on getting there but I'm sure they'll take it.
   51. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4686269)
Jesus this replay system sucks. Sandberg just came out and he didn't even argue, just stood there with the ump for about 20-30 seconds and waited for Bowa to shake his head "don't bother."


It seems like they did the challenge system with limited challenges for the manager to limit the amount of time each game would be delayed by replay, but it's backfired completely because now they're coming out of the dugout to delay the game on every single close play while the video guys in the clubhouse watch the play and decide if it's worth challenging. They need to make a midseason rule change and fix the way this works, either give teams 2 or 3 challenges per game and don't allow managers to come onto the field without automatically initiating a challenge or by making challenges automated from New York or something.
   52. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4686270)
Grand slam for Uggla in bottom of the 9th. 9-6 lead for Braves. Maybe the Phillies have one more turvy in the bottom of the 9th for this Braves' topsy.
   53. JJ1986 Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4686271)
I switched to the DBacks broadcast because the Mets announcer keep talking about the new replay rules...only to hear Bob Brenly obsessing about the new collision rules. Announcers are filling an unreasonably huge chunk of air this year talking about rules changes.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4686273)
Jesus this replay system sucks. Sandberg just came out and he didn't even argue, just stood there with the ump for about 20-30 seconds and waited for Bowa to shake his head "don't bother."

Interesting point from the Phillies announcers. Apparently Ryno and the coaching staff have told players to react, to argue and buy some time for the video guys to review the play. I'm sure they aren't the only one but God this is stupid.


agreed...it's why I never wanted a challenge system, even though I argued for replay. A challenge system is full of holes in the design, and this is the biggest of them.
   55. esseff Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4686274)
Someone gonna nudge Fredi Gonzalez and wake him up or is he just going to stick with Avilan?


You're talking about the winning pitcher, barring a 9th-inning disaster. 1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER and a W.
   56. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4686275)
Diekman with a .750 TTO inning. Strikes out the side, walks 2, gives up a GS. Single and Fielder's Choice were the 2 non-TTO events.
   57. JJ1986 Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4686276)
One of the problems with a challenge system is that there's no real way to disincentivize bad behavior from managers. There's no equivalent to a fifteen yard penalty or charging a timeout when a manager stalls or challenges and unchallengeable play.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4686279)
I hope that as the system works out the kinks that they will make common sense adjustments to the system over time.
   59. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4686280)
#### Pete Kozma.
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM (#4686283)
Pujols with another homer. 2-2 on the night, and he's driven in both Angel runs. This is good. This is very good.
   61. Srul Itza Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4686285)
The reports of Albert's demise appear to be somewhat exaggerated.

   62. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4686286)
You're talking about the winning pitcher, barring a 9th-inning disaster. 1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER and a W.


You'd think that if any performance qualified for "ineffective" under the rule that gives the official scorer discretion in awarding the win, that this one would qualify.
   63. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4686288)
Pujols with another homer. 2-2 on the night, and he's driven in both Angel runs. This is good. This is very good.


He still looks older, but now he looks like an older version of the St. Louis Pujols rather than a Pujols who has returned to St. Louis to play in an Old Timer's Game.
   64. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4686289)
Just a terrible job of executing by Bolsinger against Granderson. Throws a fastball outside to Granderson with an over shift on in DP situation and gives up an RBI single on the grounder to LF instead of getting the inning ending DP.

Perhaps the shift with 2 men on isn't a good idea if your pitcher can't even hit the side of the plate where the catcher is setting up.
   65. Dan Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4686291)
Am I reading the Pirates@Reds box score correctly? The Pirates hit 3 sets of back to back home runs, 2 of which were by Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez?

Neither 3 sets of back to back homers nor 2 sets by the same pair of hitters can be common occurrences. And both in the same game has to be a unique occurrence, right?
   66. Honkie Kong Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM (#4686294)
Really it is that Jesse Chavez starting for the As?!

Are their pitching stocks that thin or has Chavez somehow re-invented himself?!
   67. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4686302)
The A's have apparently figured a way to turn pretty much anyone into a decent innings eating starter.
   68. Sunday silence Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM (#4686307)
Neither 3 sets of back to back homers nor 2 sets by the same pair of hitters can be common occurrences. And both in the same game has to be a unique occurrence, right?


Apparently 3 pairs of back to back HRs happened twice. Once in '56 and then again for Bosox in '77 vs Yanks.

The same pair of hitters repeating, has happened once before for the Pirates. In '54, I think. It has never happened to the Orioles, as the local Orioles news guy said.

I would doubt both of those anomalies have happened in the same game as you surmise;but I am not sure.
   69. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:51 PM (#4686308)
Lucas Duda is 4-4 today, all singles, and has a .320/.368/.571 batting line so far this year.
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM (#4686322)
Jezus. The Angel bullpen just can't do anything right, ever.
   71. Dan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM (#4686323)
It seems like closers have been blowing saves at an obscene rate so far this season. Add another one tonight with Jaso's homer off of Frieri.
   72. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM (#4686325)
It's the Mariano retirement effect.
   73. esseff Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM (#4686326)
Really it is that Jesse Chavez starting for the As?!

Are their pitching stocks that thin or has Chavez somehow re-invented himself?!


No Parker or Griffin.
   74. Dan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:51 AM (#4686327)
Lucas Duda is 4-4 today, all singles, and has a .320/.368/.571 batting line so far this year.


Looks like he might be playing LF or RF if Granderson and Lagares both need to miss time. I guess that's one way for both Davis and Duda to get their at bats.
   75. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:07 AM (#4686332)
Everyone else seems to have some guy who can throw an inning of relief without disaster. The Angels should totally get one of those.

####### #### #############.
   76. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:36 AM (#4686346)
Jesse Chavez in 2014: 3 starts, 20 IP's, 22 k's and 2 BB's. He is not the Jesse Chavez you think you know anymore.
   77. flournoy Posted: April 15, 2014 at 09:33 AM (#4686362)
When reviewing the Athletics' rotation, I believe all I had to say about Jesse Chavez was "horrible pitcher."
   78. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4686373)
For the record, Fredi stuck with Avilan because it was him or Pickles. Walden had worked three days in a row, and Kimbrel has a sore shoulder.
   79. boteman Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4686376)
He is not the Jesse Chavez you think you know anymore.

s/Jesse Chavez/Bartolo Colon/g
   80. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4686380)
   81. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4686384)
For the Mets:

"For what profiteth a man that he gaineth a victory over serpents, yet loseth two-thirds of his outfield?"

I'm pretty sure that's in the Bible somewhere...
   82. bfan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4686404)
You're talking about the winning pitcher, barring a 9th-inning disaster. 1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER and a W.


First time since 1934 a pitcher gave up 5 runs in 1 inning of work, and was the winning pitcher. Let us hope another 80 years passes, until we see another one.
   83. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM (#4686406)
I don't think it's technically allowed, but if I'm scoring that game, the win goes to Santana or Varvaro. Preferably Santana.
   84. esseff Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM (#4686409)
I think the only instance in which Rule 10 allows scorer's discretion on which pitcher gets the win is when the starter is both the pitcher of record and does not last long enough to qualify for the win (normally five innings). Otherwise, the pitcher of record is the pitcher of record -- in this case, Avilan.
   85. Sweatpants Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4686412)
I don't think that's true. If it is, it's a fairly recent change; in this game from 2001, Troy Percival's three-run blown save would have earned him a win without any discretion from the official scorer. Instead, the scorer gave the win to Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who would have earned a save without any discretion from the scorer.
   86. bfan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:40 PM (#4686415)
For the record, Fredi stuck with Avilan because it was him or Pickles. Walden had worked three days in a row, and Kimbrel has a sore shoulder.


And now a 12 man pitching staff isn't deep enough. I can remember when the 10 man creeped to 11...
   87. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4686416)
And now a 12 man pitching staff isn't deep enough.


The pen had a 4 run lead. It shouldn't have mattered.
   88. esseff Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:58 PM (#4686420)
85. Sure enough, there seems to be a bit of ambiguity in the rule. Here's what Rule 10.17(c) says:

The official scorer shall not credit as the winning pitcher a relief pitcher who is
ineffective in a brief appearance, when at least one succeeding relief pitcher pitches
effectively in helping his team maintain its lead. In such a case, the official scorer
shall credit as the winning pitcher the succeeding relief pitcher who was most
effective, in the judgment of the official scorer.
Rule 10.17(c) Comment: The official scorer generally should, but is not required to, consider
the appearance of a relief pitcher to be ineffective and brief if such relief pitcher pitches less than one
inning and allows two or more earned runs to score


Last night's scorer must have felt bound by the "brief means less than one inning" guideline and went with Avilan because he pitched a full inning. The 2001 scorer invoked the "not required to" language. A rule worded to tell the scorer that he "should, but is not required to" do something is asking for inconsistency.
   89. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4686465)
No April 15 chatter? What happened to Gamingboy?
   90. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4686470)
Have people already forgotten about David Robertson not being awarded a win under rule 10? I remember a thread on this site about it. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL201309120.shtml

   91. bfan Posted: April 15, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4686557)
Have people already forgotten about David Robertson not being awarded a win under rule 10? I remember a thread on this site about it. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL201309120.shtml


Yes, but that falls under the "The Year of honoring Mariano" exception.
   92. Joey B. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM (#4686617)
Really great start for the Big Pusssy tonight.
   93. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM (#4686618)
So it took Strasburg seven pitches to fall behind 3-0.
   94. stanmvp48 Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:57 PM (#4686634)
When you look at the scoreboard and see the Marlins have a bunch of runs early; you almost know that Stanton has done something. It was the same way with Bonds. I wonder if there is a way to calculate what percentage of a team's offense is represented by one player.
   95. Joey B. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4686638)
Total Big Pusssy meltdown.

And nobody can pin any blame for this one on Ryan Zimmerman, because the guy isn't even active right now.
   96. madvillain Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4686651)
replay is a ####### joke. If you can't over turn that call, wtf can you over turn? Jesus, and it took 4 minutes to get the call wrong for the 2nd time. This is awful, I hate everything about it. Call are still getting made wrong and the game is getting delayed. #### replay.
   97. Al Kaline Trio Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4686654)
Nevermind #96 replay is "remarkable"
   98. madvillain Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4686656)
Nevermind #96 replay is "remarkable"


Abreu hit the 13th pitch of the AB softly up teh middle, Bogards grabbed it and rushed the throw, throwing wildly and it pulled the Sox 1B off the bag. It was so obvious the Red Sox team even said it would clearly be over-turned.

It wasn't. Hawk implied that it wasn't over turned in order to not make the ump look bad, as he had already had one this season over turned.

Awesome.
   99. Joey B. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 09:06 PM (#4686661)
Did the Braves mug the Marlins inside the locker room and steal their unis or something?
   100. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 15, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4686662)
I'm not sure Strasburg's problems are due to his being a "big #####," so much as a rather disturbing trend line in his average fastball velocity. Hitters don't have to worry about him blowing the 97 MPH cheese by them, so they sit on it, spit on the slider and off speed stuff he can't throw for strikes, and crush his fastballs.
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