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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Opening Day OMNICHATTER

12 games, one day (we don’t get 15 games because we can’t have nice things). Aces of varying quality on the mound. 162 games to October. Buckle up.

Gamingboy Posted: March 31, 2013 at 11:34 PM | 328 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:00 PM (#4401302)
Because he will be hitting 4th.

Heh. At work. Just saw he hit the granny.
   202. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4401308)
That sucked. Nunez and Cano bail out Miller.
   203. puck Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4401310)
Tulo just hit a two-run homer. More importantly for the Rockies, it's the top of the third, and he's not hurt yet.

Pasta diving Tulo! Then CarGo guns down Weeks going for 2nd. CarGo also has a dinger.
   204. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM (#4401317)
It's a fair question. I'm not aware of anyone known person who formally goes by Jr., but whose father isn't known.

Sammy Davis, Jr.?
   205. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:07 PM (#4401321)
Sammy Davis, Jr.?

He was a dancer himself.
   206. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:09 PM (#4401324)
Okay, more games starting up.
   207. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4401330)
Ex-Phillies/Tigers outfielder Wendell Magee Jr. was always known as Wendell Magee Jr. I don't see any evidence that Wendell Magee Sr. accomplished anything notable.

This happens if your father was famous locally, at least. You grow up as Ted Ginn Jr., you stay Ted Ginn Jr. even as you eclipse your father's fame a hundredfold.

The highlight of my baseball day has been when a coworker asked me who Jackie Bradley Junior's father is.

The correct answer is, of course, Jackie Rogers Jr.


Right, they're like Morton Downey Jr. and Robert Downey Jr.
   208. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:17 PM (#4401338)
The Twins starting lineup still has more guys I'd be afraid of then the Yankees do.
   209. WillYoung Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:23 PM (#4401357)
It only took 13 pitches for the Twins to fall behind!
   210. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:30 PM (#4401366)
Joba Chamberlain's mustache is hideous.
   211. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:31 PM (#4401368)
Verlander is better than all of us.
   212. Davo Dozier Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:33 PM (#4401375)
The Aaron Hicks Era in Minnesota is not off to a great start.
   213. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:35 PM (#4401382)
Took three hitters to start a closer controversy in chicago.
   214. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:36 PM (#4401383)
A whole lot of suck on that play. And this inning and game in general.
   215. Sonic Youk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4401385)
Bradley doesn't swing at junk. It's really easy to picture him being a solid player.

Also, runs!
   216. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:38 PM (#4401388)
On Twitter, they are calling it "Yankeegedon". Is it that bad/awesome?
   217. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM (#4401390)
Hmmm. MLB.tv seems to have pooped out on me
   218. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4401393)
It's definitely not a Yankee-geddon, but it's not pretty for the Yankees.
   219. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4401394)
Are there still local blackouts for MLB.tv?
   220. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4401395)
Morton Downey Sr. was a popular singer in the 1930s and 40s.

Robert Downey Sr. is an avant-garde filmmaker.
   221. JJ1986 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4401396)
Anyone who plays fantasy baseball might want to grab Fujikawa if he's available. Marmol is continuing his spring training level of performance.
   222. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4401397)
It's definitely not a Yankee-geddon, but it's not pretty for the Yankees.


Yeah, it doesn't look good.
   223. JJ1986 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4401398)
Robert Downey Sr. is an avant-garde filmmaker.


Putney Swope is a cool movie.
   224. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:48 PM (#4401407)
Iannetta with a LONG one off Cuetto!
   225. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4401418)
John Axford in mid-season form: He comes on in the ninth with a 4-3 lead, gets two quick Ks, then gives up a game-tying homer to Dexter Fowler.
   226. Davo Dozier Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4401419)
Dexter Fowler ties the game with a 2-out homer in the 9th off of Axford. WOOT!
   227. Swedish Chef Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4401420)
Why would anybody specify Jr if Sr is far less known? It's not like you have to call Bill Gates William Gates III to avoid confusion.
   228. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 01, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4401428)
John Axford in mid-season form: He comes on in the ninth with a 4-3 lead, gets two quick Ks, then gives up a game-tying homer to Dexter Fowler.

This, after the Brewers scored three times in the eighth to take the lead. We have an early favorite for Game of the Day.
   229. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4401433)
We have an early favorite for Game of the Day.


Rockies have 12 hits, including three homers, but only four runs. If you're looking for a game with a lot of blown chances to score, here you go.
   230. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4401434)
227 - They want to honor their dad?
   231. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4401435)
gomez got folks excited for a moment driving one deep to right for a long out
   232. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:04 PM (#4401436)
mildly stunned that Betancourt was not used as the pinch-hitter with a runner on in the 9th

in a good way
   233. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4401443)
We have an early favorite for Game of the Day.

I tried to change to it on mlb.tv, but Vin Scully's voice wouldn't let me.
   234. Bad Doctor Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4401457)
Why would anybody specify Jr if Sr is far less known? It's not like you have to call Bill Gates William Gates III to avoid confusion

Last NFL season, there was a trend on the Detroit Lions of naming your newborn son after yourself, then immediately having your jersey changed to include "Sr." Titus Young did it, I think Mike Leshoure as well, if not somebody else.

That makes even less sense, though I guess some would say why rip on NFL players who make a show of pride of raising their children, as opposed to the Antonio Cromarties of the world.
   235. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4401461)
So - I was going to complain that I missed the last inning of the Cubs-Bucs game, but based on the Marmolian box... I'm guessing it's a good thing I missed the end.
   236. stanmvp48 Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4401462)
Any reason Weiss didn't use Betancourt?
   237. JE (Jason) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:32 PM (#4401465)
I just watched the Dick's Sporting Goods commercial on MLB Network. Does anyone not living in Toronto have a problem with a pitcher wearing a single digit on their uniform? It seems as unnatural as seeing Phil Simms dropping back to pass while wearing Lawrence Taylor's no. 56.
   238. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:32 PM (#4401466)
Any reason Weiss didn't use Betancourt?


He posts on BTF using an alias?
   239. puck Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4401470)
Any reason Weiss didn't use Betancourt?

Use your closer in a non-save situation on the road?? Are you crazy???11!!
   240. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:34 PM (#4401472)
Didn't David Wells have a Number 3 during his stint with the Red Sox, as a tribute to Babe Ruth (since he obviously couldn't wear it while with the Yankees)?
   241. JE (Jason) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4401474)
Any reason Weiss didn't use Betancourt?

For a brief moment I was going to exclaim, "But now he plays first base!"
   242. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4401475)
BTW, J.T. Snow was technically Jack Snow Jr.

   243. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4401476)
Does anyone not living in Toronto have a problem with a pitcher wearing a single digit on their uniform?


Adam Ottavino is wearing 0 for the Rockies this year.
   244. JE (Jason) Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4401477)
Didn't David Wells have a Number 3 during his stint with the Red Sox, as a tribute to Babe Ruth (since he obviously couldn't wear it while with the Yankees)?

I think so but the practice just doesn't seem kosher.
   245. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:52 PM (#4401488)
Cain-Kershaw is the Game of the Day so far.
   246. PreservedFish Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:56 PM (#4401489)
Trout looks like he has two inches and twenty pounds on Joey Votto.
   247. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:57 PM (#4401490)
Well, if he'd hit that note, it would have been a high Bb, which is not nothing. But, he chickened out. Or, more likely, made a better call.
   248. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 05:58 PM (#4401492)
Cain-Kershaw is the Game of the Day so far.


Only because AJ Burnett had a shaky 1st inning ;-)

Samardzija's 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K line is going to be tough to top...
   249. Canker Soriano Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:02 PM (#4401494)
Samardzija's 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K line is going to be tough to top...

He is risen...

I'll have to eat all kinds of crow if he turns out to be a good pitcher. I never imagined he'd be any more than a wild reliever.
   250. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4401496)
@McCulloughSL: CC Sabathia is coming off elbow surgery. He was a couple weeks behind all spring. That's why he's still building up arm strength.
   251. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:14 PM (#4401505)
Wow. The Angels send J.B. Shuck with the bases loaded and two outs against Cuetto. Not saying much about the other options on the bench.
   252. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM (#4401506)
Predictably, Cuetto wipes him out.
   253. Sonic Youk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM (#4401509)
KERSHAW

Edit: baseball is awesome
   254. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:16 PM (#4401510)
Clayton Kershaw is having a good day for himself.
   255. Baldrick Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:19 PM (#4401516)
Samardzija's 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K line is going to be tough to top...

Did he hit a homerun?
   256. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:20 PM (#4401517)
Kershaw looks at that one walk, and sneers.
   257. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:22 PM (#4401519)
Samardzija looks at Kershaw and says -- I guess that HR makes up for the extra hit... but my hair is still better.
   258. Srul Itza Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:22 PM (#4401520)
Kershaw to Bernie: F the DH
   259. Flynn Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4401524)
Boy the Giants bullpen is thoroughly shitting the bed here.
   260. madvillain Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:32 PM (#4401527)
Chris Sale wants some dap: 7.2ip, no runs, 6h (all singles), 7k, 1bb, 103 pitches. No Royal got past first base.
   261. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:32 PM (#4401528)
A little lit but Go Mets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy Freudian slip, Batman.
   262. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:36 PM (#4401533)
I remember a few years ago I said I said that I'd rather have Kershaw than Lincecum. I am right so rarely that I felt like I should mention it.
   263. madvillain Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:37 PM (#4401535)
adam dunn ####### sucks.
   264. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:39 PM (#4401537)
I only now noticed that Angel Pagan seems to be preparing for a production of Godspell.
   265. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM (#4401540)
Well, that was an awesome game.
   266. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:46 PM (#4401543)
Worst managing decision of the day? Baker has Phillips sacrifice with runners at first and second, allowing them to intentionally walk Votto. And the Angels offense meaning that one run even less valuable.
   267. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4401544)
If Bruce makes out here and the Reds go on to lose the game, it really will be.

EDIT: Bruce strikes out. Dusty burns.
   268. Bad Doctor Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4401545)
Francoeur is so going to be the hero of Opening Day, isn't he?
   269. WillYoung Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4401546)
Joe Mauer is very good at baseball.
   270. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:51 PM (#4401548)
It's weird that there is always going to be an interleague game going on. I saw the Angels game and thought it was still spring training.
   271. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:51 PM (#4401549)
I just watched the Dick's Sporting Goods commercial on MLB Network. Does anyone not living in Toronto have a problem with a pitcher wearing a single digit on their uniform? It seems as unnatural as seeing Phil Simms dropping back to pass while wearing Lawrence Taylor's no. 56.

Why would i give a #### what number somebody wears?
   272. madvillain Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:51 PM (#4401550)

Francoeur is so going to be the hero of Opening Day, isn't he?


Nope. White Sox Winnah!
   273. Fat Al Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:54 PM (#4401552)
Nope. White Sox Winnah!


Harrelson makes me angry.
   274. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:56 PM (#4401554)
I just watched the Dick's Sporting Goods commercial on MLB Network. Does anyone not living in Toronto have a problem with a pitcher wearing a single digit on their uniform?


Drives me nuts. Hell, just this afternoon I complained that Red Sox' rookie Jackie Bradley was wearing #44 because that's a slugger's number.

Pitchers in single digit numbers should be beaten with large objects.
   275. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4401556)
Is it bad of me to hope Chapman implodes this year?

(Of course, that could also be used as ammunition against making "relievers" starters even though they've always been starters and were signed to be starters.)
   276. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 06:58 PM (#4401558)
I thought Chapman was going to start this year?
   277. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:03 PM (#4401559)
Sam, I blame you for this guy singing. And your whole state.
   278. Dale Sams Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:08 PM (#4401563)
What the..Chapman? Non-save situation?? The Gods Must Be Crazy.
   279. Every Inge Counts Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4401571)
Meet your 2013 Detroit Tigers, same as your 2012 Detroit Tigers....
   280. WillYoung Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:30 PM (#4401577)
Meet your 2013 Detroit Tigers, same as your 2012 Detroit Tigers....


Having no problem with the Twins?
   281. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:31 PM (#4401578)

Is there going to be one of these going forward, since the individual game chatters rarely get used at this point?


Hope so, I'm a fan of the omnichatter - it'll help me keep up with every game - could be lots of fun throughout the year.
   282. Every Inge Counts Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:33 PM (#4401580)
Having no problem with the Twins?


Eh watching on Gamecast, seems like some of the same issues-failing to score with great scoring opportunities, failing to put teams away, bullpen has some shakiness at times, and trying to blow solid Verlander starts.
   283. madvillain Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:40 PM (#4401584)
seems like some of the same issues-failing to score with great scoring opportunities, failing to put teams away, bullpen has some shakiness at times, and trying to blow solid Verlander starts.


pretty accurate take and you can add "Leyland over-managing" to that list.
   284. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:45 PM (#4401587)
bullpen has some shakiness at times

How long till Albuquerque becomes the closer?
   285. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4401592)
So they're interviewing chipper during the braves game, he's in a suite, and there's just ####### after ####### getting in the way taking pictures with their phones.
   286. Fat Al Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4401593)
How long till Albuquerque becomes the closer?


Is he really any better than Benoit or Coke?
   287. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4401594)
Mark Lowe in to start the 11th.

Here is the last time I remember that occurring.

Turns out it's happened once since then; the results weren't much better.
   288. zonk Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:01 PM (#4401595)
How long till Albuquerque becomes the closer?



Is he really any better than Benoit or Coke?


Carlos Marmol is available... he got an out today!
   289. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4401596)
boy todd frazier looked horrible in that at bat
   290. spike Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4401598)
Hamels is getting slapped around but good. 2 HRs and a double, through 2+.
   291. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4401602)
choo didn't play that ball well
   292. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:14 PM (#4401604)
the catcher stabbing at the ball cost his pitcher a strike. it was clearly on the outside part of the plate but the catcher jabbed at the ball from setting up inside and dale scott called it a ball
   293. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4401605)
mike trout flailing at that pitch
   294. Fat Al Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM (#4401608)
That Trout guy is totally overrated.
   295. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4401609)
That was unfortunate, Trout.
   296. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4401613)
Was it Yankees' fans or Mets' fans who nicknamed Tony Clark "Big Stupid Swing?" I feel like Gerald Laird deserves that moniker.
   297. Gamingboy Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4401618)
Okay, I'm back, what'd I miss?
   298. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4401624)
Ha! I love a player giving a big yawn in the middle of a clutch at bat! Ooh, he just got hit.
   299. RollingWave Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4401625)
*takes look at Red Sox Yankee boxsocre*

*pokes self in the eye*

   300. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 01, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4401626)
1-2 pitch chest high and outside and reds fans going beserk for it being called a ball

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