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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 03, 2018 at 02:36 PM (#5720376)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 02:39 PM (#5720379)
Day baseball, perfect weather.
   3. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 03, 2018 at 02:48 PM (#5720386)
For Andy and his fainting couch:


According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees are planning to call up Chance Adams to start Saturday’s game. He’ll be filling in for J.A. Happ, who is out with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Luis Cessa had been tentatively scheduled to start Saturday, but was needed in long relief last night.

Adams, 23, is the team’s No. 8 prospect. He’s had an uneven season with Triple-A Scranton, throwing 98 innings with a 4.50 ERA (4.30 FIP). His strikeout rate is good (24.2%). His walk (11.4%) and ground ball (43.0%) rates are not. Adams took a no-hitter into the seventh inning last time out and he has a 3.32 ERA (3.85 FIP) in his last nine starts and 43.1 innings, so at least he’s trending in the right direction.


RAB
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 02:52 PM (#5720388)
Love me some Javying.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 02:56 PM (#5720390)
I didn't see it, but that sure sounded like a TOOTBLAN on the radio.
   6. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:02 PM (#5720395)
belated Javy, which is better than no Javy.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:03 PM (#5720396)
According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees are planning to call up Chance Adams to start Saturday’s game. He’ll be filling in for J.A. Happ, who is out with hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Well, it beats what I wish Stormy Daniels had given to Trump, but I agree it don't look good.

Or as the Brooklyn Eagle used to put it every October: WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR
   8. rconn23 Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5720398)
I'm more concerned about Severino pitching well again than winning the game tonight.
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5720399)
Sometimes these visualizations are pretty cool. This is one of those times.
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5720406)
I think Pat has mentioned CB Bucknor's name about 10 times so far.
   11. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5720407)
Sometimes these visualizations are pretty cool. This is one of those times.


That's so cool it needs a name... the Javy Geyser?

And what is with all these NYers getting hand, foot, and mouth disease problems? Shouldn't somebody issue an advisory about not doing whatever it is they are doing with their hands, feet, and mouths?
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5720408)
When the umps put on the headphones for a replay review, what are they listening to? Is it the guys in New York saying "ehh, he looks kinda safe from this angle...well, no, maybe he's out in this close-up"? What's the point of that if the umps aren't seeing what the NY guys are seeing? Or maybe they just hear "on-hold" music until the ruling is announced?
   13. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:24 PM (#5720409)
"You ####### blind idiot. How the #### did you miss that one?"
   14. bfan Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:24 PM (#5720410)
all these NYers getting hand, foot, and mouth disease problems? Shouldn't somebody issue an advisory about not doing whatever it is they are doing with their hands, feet, and mouths


You could, but the advice of "leave New York" is going to be hard to comply with.
   15. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5720411)
"You must kill... the queen. You must kill... the queen."
   16. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5720413)
Oh, and Gonfalon callback... I was clearly right about Christian Villanueva, too.
   17. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5720414)
"Thank you for calling the replay hotline. To proceed in English, please press 1. Para Espanol, oprima dos..."
   18. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5720417)
"All of our operators are assisting other blind morons. Please continue to hold and your mistake will be drawn out for eternity by the next available operator..."
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:35 PM (#5720419)
<Thick Indian accent> "Hello sir. My name is Phil and I will be assisting you from New York. Could you please give me your account number?"
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:36 PM (#5720420)
Pat Hughes advocating for a 15-second pitch clock! YEAH!
   21. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5720421)
"Your calls WON'T be monitored for quality assurance because why would we do that?"
   22. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:38 PM (#5720424)
When the umps put on the headphones for a replay review, what are they listening to? Is it the guys in New York saying "ehh, he looks kinda safe from this angle...well, no, maybe he's out in this close-up"? What's the point of that if the umps aren't seeing what the NY guys are seeing? Or maybe they just hear "on-hold" music until the ruling is announced?


I don't know if they do, but they should take input from the field umpire. On this particular play, they could ask Bucknor "OK, did you call him safe because the runner beat the throw, or because the pitcher's foot was off the base", so they have a better idea of what to concentrate on.
   23. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:39 PM (#5720426)
I don't know if they do, but they should take input from the field umpire. On this particular play, they could ask Buckner "OK, did you call him safe because the runner beat the throw, or because the pitcher's foot was off the base", so they have a better idea of what to concentrate on.
Good point - do the headphones have talkback mics? I'm not sure.
   24. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5720434)
On this particular play, they could ask Buckner


BTW, before anyone snarks, I know how to spell Bucknor. Stupid autocorrect changed it.
   25. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5720435)
I bet they do.
   26. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:53 PM (#5720437)
I am ok with another sac fly, but I really want a double...
   27. Spahn Insane Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:53 PM (#5720439)
Bucknor and Angel Hernandez on the same crew. This seems like poor planning.
   28. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:56 PM (#5720444)
I'll take that, no out and the inning keeps going.
   29. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:57 PM (#5720446)
This play definitely sounds like the type of thing that happens with both those guys on the crew - both managers arguing different parts of the play.
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:58 PM (#5720447)
About 75% of the first 90 minutes of this game has been managers talking to umps, umps talking to other umps, etc.
   31. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 03:59 PM (#5720448)
Sending Rizzo back to second is BS.
   32. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:00 PM (#5720450)
This play definitely sounds like the type of thing that happens with both those guys on the crew - both managers arguing different parts of the play.


And yet, neither of them were involved.
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:02 PM (#5720453)
GET HEYWARD OUT OF THE 3 SPOT
   34. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:03 PM (#5720454)
Let's hope this IBB to load the bases to face Happ works out as well as the last time.
   35. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5720455)
Ball 4, but Happ still batting.
   36. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:05 PM (#5720456)
poop
   37. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:15 PM (#5720464)
Quintana, not poop today.
   38. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:20 PM (#5720469)
I pooped today.
   39. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:20 PM (#5720471)
Meh... see... I know, 3rd time through the order. 94 pitches. Whatever.

Unless he said he was done, I'd have tried to get one more inning out of Quintana.
   40. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:21 PM (#5720472)
Yeah, I would have had him start this inning, but short leash.
   41. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:22 PM (#5720474)
At least we get Good Carl...
   42. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:25 PM (#5720479)
Sometimes, I wish I could go back in time and tell the 15 years ago me: Shut up with the pitcher abuse points! This is only going to end badly!
   43. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:28 PM (#5720483)
Nice
   44. phredbird Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:28 PM (#5720484)
tommy pham's year just went from weird to worse ... on top of being traded, he now has a foot fracture, and he's on the 10-day DL.

i'm really gonna miss not seeing him play, he was always exciting except when he would go through the occasional 0 for 30 streak ...
   45. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5720485)
Too bad CB got that right...

I would have enjoyed the replay "It's right THERE! In the basket! FAIR!"
   46. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5720488)
Good Carl lasted 8 pitches.
   47. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:39 PM (#5720491)
If we get Good Carl for several games in a row, is that Hot Carl? Because from what I've heard, we might want to avoid that.
   48. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5720493)
If we get Good Carl for several games in a row, is that Hot Carl? Because from what I've heard, we might want to avoid that.


We don't have to worry about that.
   49. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5720494)
We don't have to worry about that.


Danny Thomas does.

EDIT: Well, would have
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5720497)
oof
   51. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5720498)
GD WTF MF FTW
   52. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5720499)
That was pathetic.
   53. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:46 PM (#5720500)
javying
   54. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:46 PM (#5720501)
Javy Javies on both sides of the ball.
   55. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:46 PM (#5720502)
Javy totes got in that stupid polack's head.

Being 100% Polish, I am allowed to say that.
   56. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5720503)
Do any defensive metrics take that play into account? Or is the only consideration that he fielded a routine grounder and got an assist?
   57. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:50 PM (#5720506)
Being 100% Polish, I am allowed to say that.


Only 50% here, but I still get to compile an all Polack team. Jankowski is not on it.
   58. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:51 PM (#5720507)
Do any defensive metrics take that play into account?
He gets credit for one DJ (Defensive Javy).
   59. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5720508)
50% only entitles you to say pole(ack).
   60. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5720509)
I ate a Polish sausage the other day. What do I get to say?
   61. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5720510)
This inning is excruciating. Mark me down as leaning towards never allowing a reliever to go a second inning. If you start the inning with Cishek it might have gone 1-2-3.
   62. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:54 PM (#5720512)
I ate a Polish sausage the other day. What do I get to say?


Burp
   63. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:54 PM (#5720513)
Oh goody, another pitching change.
   64. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5720514)
I kinda feel the same way, Misirlou, but he had thrown only 8 pitches and hadn't pitched a lot lately. So it makes some level of sense.
   65. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:57 PM (#5720515)
Mark me down as leaning towards never allowing a reliever to go a second inning.

I think relievers should go more than one inning more often, but probably not Edwards.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:57 PM (#5720516)
Phewf.
   67. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5720517)
I can't wait until Jeff Bezos discovers I'm his long lost son... even taking the appropriate grief for besmirching my former heritage - it will be fun just to toss a few millions bucks at CSN so I can buy sponsorships saying "This pitching change is brought to you by What did Billy Ripken have against Elroy Face?"
   68. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM (#5720519)
Javy just plays a different game than mortals.
   69. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:01 PM (#5720520)
Javy is just the javyiest
   70. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5720521)
As long as all your business goals get across home plate with the Village of Bedford Park, I'd be fine with that.
   71. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5720522)
How about that?!
   72. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5720523)
Not only is Javy awesome - he's also a team player.

Lesser men would might have foregone the insurance run and the prior inning's defense to try to go cycling in extra innings.
   73. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5720524)
Lesser men would might have foregone the insurance run
That's a Gallagher Insurance run to you, pal.
   74. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5720525)
I haven't listened to the radio in a while; how long has Pat's descriptions of the uniforms been sponsored?

They need to find a sponsor for the dead air when Pat asks Ron a question and Ron doesn't answer/understand/is probably eating something.
   75. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5720526)
That's so pretty.
   76. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5720528)
Len Kasper with the call of the year so far on that triple: "Safe! He's ALWAYS safe!"
   77. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:06 PM (#5720529)
Also, can we find a sponsor to change Ron's name so I don't have to type Pat and Ron, since WGN Radio should have retired the name Ron.
   78. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5720531)
Also, can we find a sponsor to change Ron's name so I don't have to type Pat and Ron, since WGN Radio should have retired the name Ron.

Or they could just hire someone else not named Ron, since Coomer seems nice enough but is a useless bore.
   79. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5720532)
Mistake by Addy.... If it drops you score regardless. You should be tagging.
   80. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:09 PM (#5720533)
I can't wait until Jeff Bezos discovers I'm his long lost son... even taking the appropriate grief for besmirching my former heritage - it will be fun just to toss a few millions bucks at CSN so I can buy sponsorships saying "This pitching change is brought to you by What did Billy Ripken have against Elroy Face?"

As a backup, can I put in a request for "This Designated Hitter substitution is brought to you by Lisa the Baseball Chick"?

(Damn, I miss her around here.)
   81. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:10 PM (#5720534)
Or they could just hire someone else not named Ron, since Coomer is completely useless.


Popeil?

Get the AMAZING JAVY! It hits, it fields, it runs the bases. This JAVY can do anything!
   82. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:10 PM (#5720535)
Also, can we find a sponsor to change Ron's name so when I don't have to type Pat and Ron, since WGN Radio should have retired the name Ron.


Mr Coomer, you will hereby be known as Pinto.

Why?

Why Not!
   83. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:11 PM (#5720538)
Russell has not had a good month or so, in just about any way.
   84. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5720539)
I haven't listened to the radio in a while; how long has Pat's descriptions of the uniforms been sponsored?
Just last year, I think. The plugs they make poor Pat do have grown exponentially in both numbers and shamelessness.
   85. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5720540)
I would be willing to buy ballpark naming rights.

"We're here to watch the Astros live from National League Park..."
   86. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:13 PM (#5720542)
Some times Javy has to feign being human so nobody suspects...
   87. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5720544)
The plugs they make poor Pat do have grown exponentially in both numbers and shamelessness.
And just as I say this, I learn that the broadcast booth itself is apparently now sponsored. That's a new one. Whores.
   88. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:16 PM (#5720545)
This needlessly worrisome 9th inning is brought to you by Depends...
   89. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:17 PM (#5720546)
Good lord
   90. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:18 PM (#5720547)
FFS
   91. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:18 PM (#5720548)
Happ is no elite defender Schwarber out there, that's for sure.
   92. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:19 PM (#5720549)
Schwarber catches that. I'm sure of it.
   93. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:21 PM (#5720552)
Did I mention this game is excruciating?
   94. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5720554)
Bote is a nice young player
   95. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5720555)
Bote with the Javy!
   96. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5720556)
Holy crap that was awesome.
   97. Voodoo Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5720557)
Bote. So. Clutch.
   98. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:24 PM (#5720558)
Bote is the store brand Baez.
   99. Zonk is Just the Right Amount of Wrought Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:26 PM (#5720561)
I think Bote Man either needs to change his handle or change rooting interests
   100. Brian C Posted: August 03, 2018 at 05:26 PM (#5720563)
Whew. Never in doubt, boys.
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