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OMNICHATTER isn’t late for today, but early for tomorrow, for August 8, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 08, 2018 at 02:32 PM | 121 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5723743)
The Cubs aren't going to really extend their lead on the division, playing against non-divisional rivals,
Not at this rate they bloody well aren't.
   102. cardsfanboy Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:41 PM (#5723744)
Yeah, these aren't the teams to be splitting or losing series to.


2 out of 3 at home isn't "splitting" a series, it's doing what you had to do, and regardless of the quality of the team 2-2 on the road is what you go into any series hoping for. Yes it's "treading" water in a way, doing what is expected for a championship caliber team, but to expect more just seems a little bit greedy and unrealistic.
   103. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:42 PM (#5723745)
It was 2-2 at home...against the Padres. And 2/3 on the road...against the Royals. You can't just disregard the quality of the competition. That makes no sense whatsoever.
   104. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5723746)
2 out of 3 at home isn't "splitting" a series, it's doing what you had to do, and regardless of the quality of the team 2-2 on the road is what you go into any series hoping for. Yes it's "treading" water in a way, doing what is expected for a championship caliber team, but to expect more just seems a little bit greedy and unrealistic.


I was referring to last week's four-game split with the Padres. And for some reason, I thought they had lost one of the other two games in this series. Long days are catching up to me!
   105. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:44 PM (#5723747)
Wily Peralta sighting! Kasper just described him as hard-throwing, which is disappointing. The name would be perfect for a junkballer.
   106. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:44 PM (#5723748)
It's also how they're losing, while barely scraping out the wins. You can't win every game by double digits, but you also can't be outscored in the series, which is what the Padres and royals have done to the Cubs.
   107. Meatwad Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:50 PM (#5723750)
According to closed captioning on the tv kasper called hamels: cole ma'am hamels
   108. PreservedFish Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:50 PM (#5723751)
Wile E. Peralta
   109. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:51 PM (#5723752)
Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo
Crew chief Jerry Layne said Soto was ejected for arguing balls and strikes from his previous AB. Asked if Gibson had given him a warning, Layne said the league would comment on that but he didn’t need to. Asked if Soto used expletives, Layne said the league would comment on that.


"Ump Show: The Series" will continue after these words from our sponsors.
   110. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:51 PM (#5723754)
ouch ... announced attendance in miami is around 7,000.

You think that's bad?
   111. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5723755)
Asked if Gibson had given him a warning, Layne said the league would comment on that but he didn’t need to. Asked if Soto used expletives, Layne said the league would comment on that.
Gotta love the accountability.
   112. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 08, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5723762)
Giant moth removed from umpire's ear in Yankees @ White Sox. Video should be somewhere soon.
   113. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 08, 2018 at 11:43 PM (#5723766)
I love Juan Soto:

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Juan Soto said tonight was the first time in his life he has ever been ejected.

He said he told the umpire the pitch in his last at-bat was a ball to “make sure he can understand and be better and help him help us.”


He knows that he knows the strike zone better than the umpires!
   114. Voodoo Posted: August 08, 2018 at 11:49 PM (#5723770)
He knows that he knows the strike zone better than the umpires!


With apologies to Bill Klem/Rogers Hornsby:

"When the pitcher throws a strike, young Mr. Soto will let you know."
   115. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:11 AM (#5723774)
Lee Trevino >>> Lou Trivino
   116. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:26 AM (#5723777)
Re: #112: Video of Giant Moth Removed From Umpire's Ear.

Bruce Dreckman went into the Yankee dugout for treatment, although they were the visiting team. Yankee trainer Steve Donohue has been around a long time and perhaps Dreckman had more confidence in his ability to perform such a sensitive task, but although Donohue supplied the tweezers and poked around a bit, Dreckman took over and eventually removed the beast himself, all while play continued without a 2nd base umpire, not that the Sox broadcast paid much attention to the game while the gripping dugout drama was unfolding.
   117. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:38 AM (#5723785)
Ever the Ump Show. GEEEEZE!!
   118. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:47 PM (#5724089)
They say there's a Nats game on right now, but darned if I can see it (on FakeBlock--no thanks!).
   119. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 09, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5724107)
Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs
SF Giants list of attendees for the Barry Bonds number retirement on Saturday include: Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, Willie Mays, Jim Leyland, Dusty Baker, Bobby Bonilla, Ray Durham, Robb Nen, Kirk Rueter, Royce Clayton, Will Clark, Eric Davis.
   120. Bote Man is no David Posted: August 09, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5724200)
Hannibal Sanchez knocked out in the 2nd inning after being struck on the left calf by a batted ball. Good thing for the Nats as Wes Parsons immediately loaded the bases, then walked in their 1st run. It's now 3-1 Washington.
   121. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 09, 2018 at 03:13 PM (#5724239)
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