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The only way to stop OMNICHATTER is to nuke it!, for August 27, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 27, 2019 at 02:46 PM | 72 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: August 27, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5874835)
stat of the day

Which team in 2019 has been the most Average, in terms of their offense stats look like a mirror image of the stats they have allowed? I nominate the club with these numbers to date:

Batting Avg 246 (own) to 241 (allowed), +5 points; very close
OBP 321 to 318, +3
SLG 411 to 403, +8
…pieces of SLG; 9 fewer D, equal T, 10 more HR, so 1 more XBH

That, my friends, is almost a doppleganger.

The team is.. The St Louis Cardinals!

To be fair, the Cards have some advantages. They have stolen 63 more bases than they have allowed, and they have made few errors in the field.

BTW; has any team gone a whole year and had a lower errors “leader” than Kolten Wong, who is currently at 8 for the year?
   2. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 03:34 PM (#5874837)
How will the Mets beat someone who isn't the ############# Braves today?
   3. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5874854)
By nuking them!
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2019 at 05:23 PM (#5874875)
got this in the email today from cubs.com - and I wish I was kidding:

"In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 team, the Chicago Cubs today debuted an interactive web documentary titled "1969 Cubs" that interlaces the story of what Hall of Famer Billy Williams referred to as the "most talked about team that ever finished second" with key historical moments from the moon landing to Woodstock and more.

Through historical articles, archived footage and captivating documentary-style videos that include never-before-seen interviews with beloved Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, "1969 Cubs" delivers a truly immersive storytelling experience, conveyed through hand-drawn mobile animations, for fans of the team and U.S. history.

"1969 Cubs" is the first installment of a new series from the Chicago Cubs called "Timeless" that highlights the rich, authentic and timeless stories of the baseball club."

...............

looking forward to celebrations of the 1964 Phillies, the 2004 Yankees, and many others. #wtf

Games Started by 1969 Cubs regulars:

C Randy Hundley 145 (lol)
1B Ernie Banks 147 (at age 38, and all day games at home)
2B Glenn Beckert 129
3B Ron Santo 159
SS Don Kessinger 157
LF Billy Williams 159 (includes 29 in RF)
CF Don Young 88 (also Jimmy Qualls 24, a teenaged Oscar Gamble (!) 21, Adolfo Phillips 12
RF Jim Hickman 82 (also Al Spangler 52)

only 8 players got 300 AB - and only 12 reached 100

Fergie Jenkins, Bill Hands, Ken Holtzman, and Dick Selma combined to start 147 games.
only 8 pitchers reached 20 IP for the season.

why this 20-man team faded down the stretch will remain a mystery for all eternity, no doubt.
   5. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 05:57 PM (#5874883)
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Royals owner David Glass in discussions to sell the club, sources tell me and Jayson Stark.

Maybe Angelos will sell the Orioles first to beat the market??

Or is Glass some galaxy brain who wants to cash out before baseball dies completely??
   6. Rob_Wood Posted: August 27, 2019 at 05:59 PM (#5874885)
Why'd you have to mention Don Young?!?!?!?
   7. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2019 at 06:06 PM (#5874887)
How will the Mets beat someone who isn't the ############# Braves today?


By playing one of the worst road teams in baseball?
   8. caspian88 Posted: August 27, 2019 at 06:12 PM (#5874888)
Scooter Gennett was just released. Anyone need a soon to be FA second baseman who can't hit?
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: August 27, 2019 at 06:46 PM (#5874892)
Called up with that release is Tyler Rogers, twin bro of Minnesota closer Taylor. Tyler is a submariner with a history of low ERAs and velocity readings - fun to watch.
   10. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM (#5874896)
For the cool kids who think Ks are cool (like Bryce and Krew):

Dave Jageler @DaveJageler
Stephen Strasburg reached 200Ks with his 10 on Sunday. It is his 3rd career 200 K season. The Nats have the chance to have 3 pitchers reach 200 in the same season for the first time. Max needs 8 for 200 and Corbin needs 16.
   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 27, 2019 at 07:09 PM (#5874899)
Last night the Pirates brought in Chris Stratton to pitch the ninth. He let Brad Miller, Sean Rodriguez and Andrew Knapp reach base, including two four-pitch walks. Somehow the Phillies didn't score.

Then Hurdle sent Stratton out AGAIN for the tenth. He gave up two more walks and a single but somehow got through the inning again.

How big are bullpens nowadays? And a guy pitches the 9th and 10th of a tie game, throwing 28 balls and 22 strikes? And it worked? John Kruk was just tearing his hair out in the broadcast booth.
   12. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 07:30 PM (#5874902)
FYI, ALL GAMES are "FREE game of the day" on MLB dot TV tonight.

You must create an MLB account if you don't already have one and the blackout restrictions still apply.

I especially recommend the radio overlay so you can get the best of both worlds. Just click the BROADCASTS button in the lower right of the video window.
   13. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:18 PM (#5874909)
Wow. Cubs fans have really scattered from the chatter. That's sad.

Time passes.
   14. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:21 PM (#5874911)
When Ramos breaks DiMaggio's record, that will be awesomely weird.
   15. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:27 PM (#5874912)
last call for this one

MOST HOMERS BY A MET IN A SEASON

1. PETE ALONSO • 2019 42

2. Carlos Beltran • 2006 41
Todd Hundley • 1996 41

4. Mike Piazza • 1999 40

5. Darryl Strawberry • 1987 39
Darryl Strawberry • 1988 39

7. Carlos Delgado • 2006 38
Carlos Delgado • 2008 38
Howard Johnson • 1991 38
Mike Piazza • 2000 38

first rookie to have a franchise HR record since 1938, not sure who that was
   16. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:30 PM (#5874914)
I wonder if Lagares could have gotten that one.

sigh
   17. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:52 PM (#5874918)
We're going to lose again.
   18. Lassus Posted: August 27, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5874921)
It almost seems like Stroman gets lazy and loses focus.
   19. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:02 PM (#5874922)

man, carpenters woes continue. following yadi's homer to tie the game, carp slams one off the wall, but misses first base and has to scurry back to first. next man up singles sharply to center, carpenter takes a chance, gets thrown out by a mile at third.

argh.
   20. Meatwad Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:10 PM (#5874923)
Getting swept by the nats didnt help, but day games were always the strength of the cubs contigent.
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5874930)
first rookie to have a franchise HR record since 1938, not sure who that was
That would be Johnny Rizzo, who set a then Pirate record with 23 HRs in 1938, as part of a modest 5-year career.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5874931)
Yadier having a decent series.
   23. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:34 PM (#5874932)

brewers pitcher albers throws an unhittable sinker down and in to molina and yadi goes down and gets it, homers off the foul pole. sometimes things just go right. brother.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:36 PM (#5874933)
brewers pitcher albers throws an unhittable sinker down and in to molina and yadi goes down and gets it, homers off the foul pole. sometimes things just go right. brother.


sometimes I'll tell people that "he pitched well, just didn't get the results"... this is a perfect example.


Milwaukee has a roof... and they won't close it...as the rain falls.. I'm guessing they are hoping for it to cancel the current inning results.
   25. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:36 PM (#5874934)

now it's raining, and the miller park roof is open. how dumb is that?

it's the 7th inning, so the game can be called.

rain delay.
   26. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:36 PM (#5874935)
Logan Morrison hits his first homer as a Phillie. Remember Logan Morrison? Remember way back in 2017 when he had 264 total bases?
   27. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:37 PM (#5874936)

OK, so now they are closing the roof.

dan having a field day with this.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:39 PM (#5874937)
it's the 7th inning, so the game can be called.


if it's called, the runs in the 7th inning don't count...
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:41 PM (#5874938)
Jim Edmonds... former Brewer... "remember yesterday where I said you can come everyday and know that you are going to play."

this was ridiculous....
   30. Perry Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5874939)
Milwaukee has a roof... and they won't close it...as the rain falls.. I'm guessing they are hoping for it to cancel the current inning results.


Umps are in charge of the field once the game starts, they can order it closed.
   31. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5874940)

it's the 7th inning, so the game can be called.


if it's called, the runs in the 7th inning don't count...


my fingers moved before my brain functioned. happens too much these days.
   32. Perry Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:49 PM (#5874941)
Was wondering if Shildt pulled Mikolas a little early.... I guess not.
   33. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:50 PM (#5874942)
I have to agree with Edmonds... I still don't understand people shifting against Kolten Wong... I'm sure the math says to do it, but from my experience watching the game, it makes zero sense.
   34. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:51 PM (#5874943)
now it's raining, and the miller park roof is open. how dumb is that?

If it's any consolation, the dum dums in Miami left the roof open one evening when a rain shower popped up and it caused a brief rain delay.

On second thought, I guess being compared to the Marlins is not really any consolation, is it? nvm.
   35. Perry Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:52 PM (#5874945)
Really like the way Wong has been taking the ball the other way lately. He's at 339/423/441 the 2nd half.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5874947)
If it's any consolation, the dum dums in Miami left the roof open one evening when a rain shower popped up and it caused a brief rain delay.


Brewers just had a 9 minute rain delay.
   37. Perry Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5874949)
#33 I agree, and maybe the math says to do it based on long-term patterns, but as I said above, he's been going the other way a lot the last few weeks, surprised their scouts or analysts or whoever apparently don't know it.
   38. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:57 PM (#5874950)
Robert Stephenson pitching for the Reds. His Players' Weekend name was the rather boring "Bob". Why wasn't it "Rocket"?
   39. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 09:58 PM (#5874951)
This is hysterious!

lib crusher @lib_crusher
10 minutes after this Jesus crucifixion joke, the Brewers had a rain delay at their domed stadium somehow.
   40. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM (#5874952)
The mighty, mighty Orioles shut out the flagging Nationals 2-0 behind noted Cy Young candidate Aaron Brooks, who is not, in fact, a point guard.
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM (#5874953)
#33 I agree, and maybe the math says to do it based on long-term patterns, but as I said above, he's been going the other way a lot the last few weeks, surprised their scouts or analysts or whoever apparently don't know it.


the thing is that the math says it, if you ignore a players willingness to challenge the shift... there are definitely players who won't change their approach even under the shift, so it makes sense to shift them, but you have to quickly identify the players who are willing to change their approach, and who do it successfully.
   42. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:01 PM (#5874954)
The mighty, mighty Orioles shut out the flagging Nationals 2-0 behind noted Cy Young candidate Aaron Brooks, who is not, in fact, a point guard.

They got two quick runs off Corbin in the top of the first, and they could've called the game right then. O!
   43. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:03 PM (#5874955)
Wow. Cubs fans have really scattered from the chatter. That's sad.

Time passes.

Yeah, there hasn't been much chatter for Cubs games this season.

This was a very nice night for both Baez and Darvish, however, even though that bum Darvish actually walked a batter tonight.
   44. Rob_Wood Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:06 PM (#5874956)
Jim Kaat is in da booth.
   45. base ball chick Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:12 PM (#5874958)
verlander just got tossed for saying something to the home plate ump - wonder if he said the word crash davis said to the ump that annie said you can't never say to the ump
   46. rconn23 Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:14 PM (#5874959)
Aaron Judge just absolutely crushed one for career HR #100. What a bomb.
   47. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:14 PM (#5874960)
Aaron Judge makes quick work of his 100th Career HR, a first-inning, 2-run, 462 foot blast to CF.
   48. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:17 PM (#5874961)
Yeah, there hasn't been much chatter for Cubs games this season.


Try being the only Red Sox fan here most times. Sure, the season hasn't gone well, but you gotta be here and take your medicine!

Besides I'm still holding out for the 20-5 run to scrape into the WC game and the subsequent miracles that will follow. You gotta believe baby.

Sox up 6-1. Soon to be former Red Sock, Porcello on the bump though, so that 5 run lead is a mirage....
   49. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5874962)
You gotta believe baby.
If fans aren’t at least moderately optimistic, they’re shortchanging themselves on the enjoyment aspect. Still, there are limits.
   50. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:28 PM (#5874963)
Still, there are limits.


Hey, are you suggesting the Red Sox have no chance to make the playoffs? Sure the odds are mighty long, but they can score a bucketload of runs, the pen has been much better as of late and if they can manage to get a decent 5 innings from 4 out of every 5 starters over the next 3 weeks, then you just never know! Or maybe they can just start winning some games at home.....
   51. PreservedFish Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5874964)
Is the ball even more juiced than it was months ago? MLB.com front page has video of more than just a few 450+ foot homeruns, including JBJ going 478 feet (in Coors, but still)
   52. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:39 PM (#5874965)
Hey, are you suggesting the Red Sox have no chance to make the playoffs?
Not me - the It’s Over™️ schtick belongs to someone else.
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:41 PM (#5874966)
every team with a .500 record before September has a legitimate chance to make the post season...based upon how they play.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: August 27, 2019 at 10:50 PM (#5874967)
Cardinals third base coach has zero guts.. just crappy calling all around in this game. Fortunately the team is able to overcome his reluctance to ever send anyone.
   55. rconn23 Posted: August 27, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5874968)
The Gritner with a 3-run bomb. 5-0 Yankees.
   56. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5874969)
crap

from tampabay.com, this is about their 2014 4th-round pick who is now in Double-A:

HOUSTON — The wife, son and mother-in-law of Rays minor-league pitcher Blake Bivens were killed Tuesday morning in their Virginia hometown and police apprehended and charged a relative in their murder.

Word of a “a tragedy” involving the family of a Rays player had been circulating Tuesday, and ESPN was the first to report the connection to Bivens, and that the suspect was the 18-year-old brother of Bivens’ wife.

The Rays then issued a statement saying Bivens “suffered a terrible family tragedy in southern Virginia. Our hearts are broken for Blake. We are grieving with him and will support him any way we can. We ask that everyone respect the privacy of the Bivens family and the Biscuits family during this extremely difficult time.’’
   57. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 27, 2019 at 11:20 PM (#5874970)
Brewers trailing the Cardinals 6-3, bottom 9th, 2 outs, runners on 2B and 1B. Hernan Perez hits a long fly ball to deep CF. Bob Uecker screams "Get up. Get up! GET UP! Get outta here and gone...caught to end the game." LOL
   58. phredbird Posted: August 27, 2019 at 11:23 PM (#5874971)

gee, another good win for the cards, holding off the brewers and adding runs late.

everybody except carpenter looks like they are focused and all that.

good night and good luck!
   59. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 27, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5874972)
So Sox up 10-2, this one is done. Rays lost. So Sox 6 games back of the WC but need to leap over 2 teams. Not impossible, but definitely not probable. So since the 13th they are 9-3(dropping 2 to the Phils at home stung a bit. So there is still time to reel off a couple 6-7 game win streaks with a just a loss here and there.

Man, you gotta believe.....
   60. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 28, 2019 at 12:18 AM (#5874975)
Tyler Rogers just retired the D-Backs 1-2-3 in the 8th inning in his MLB debut for the Giants and smiled as he walked off the field to a standing ovation. He's got an interesting backstory with a lower delivery than Dan Quisenberry; I'm surprised his knuckles don't scrape the mound at their perigee. Tyler is a RHP while his twin brother Taylor is a LHP with the Twins who throws overhand.

Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs
Tyler Rogers in his major league debut: one inning, three ground outs, 11 pitches. Standing ovation.
It's hard to explain how much this means to a ton of people in the Giants organization. When I interviewed Tyler Rogers in minor league camp in March, players kept shouting "Free Tyler!"
Hope I'm not crushing you by linking again to my collaboration with @DanHayesMLB on the Rogers twins, but it was one of the more fun and interesting stories I've done in spring training.
   61. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 28, 2019 at 12:46 AM (#5874977)
Mike Trout hits #43.
   62. Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 01:09 AM (#5874978)
Tyler is a RHP while his twin brother Taylor is a LHP with the Twins who throws overhand.

I am a LHP while my twin brother is a RHP.

and our lives can pretty well be described as "underhand" vs "overhand."

:)

btw, that works out very well. not much of a sibling rivalry when you each seek and achieve very separate goals.
   63. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2019 at 01:10 AM (#5874979)
Yankees shutout Seattle 7-0, with Tanaka pitching 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits, with 7 K’s & 1 BB.
   64. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 28, 2019 at 01:53 AM (#5874980)
Russell Martin just threw his fourth shutout inning of the year today and it wasn’t in a blowout loss, but a blowout win. It kind of makes me wonder if he could pull it off in a high leverage situation. Probably not, but it would be kind of cool if they tried one time after they clinch the division.
   65. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 28, 2019 at 02:05 AM (#5874981)
It'd be more interesting if he could catch his own pitch.
   66. Rally Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:25 AM (#5874995)
Russell Martin just threw his fourth shutout inning of the year today and it wasn’t in a blowout loss, but a blowout win. It kind of makes me wonder if he could pull it off in a high leverage situation. Probably not, but it would be kind of cool if they tried one time after they clinch the division.


How would Martin do in high leverage? I think there are 2 relevant questions.

1. How good a pitcher is he? Four scoreless innings is nice, but I'd put a lot more weight on him being about as good as the typical position player taking the mound - the aggregate numbers say high walk rates, lots of homers, few strikeouts, and a BABIP that someone remains around league average. Looking at stuff, Martin throws 86-87, so I'd expect him to be about as good a pitcher as a typical non-prospect in the low minors who throws in that range.

2. Would position players do worse if they were pitching in high leverage instead of blowouts? I don't have the answer, but it seems we have enough guys forced to pitch in long extra inning games (like Chris Davis in 2012) that we could compare their average stats to the guys who pitch in blowouts.
   67. base ball chick Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:50 AM (#5875014)
Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 01:09 AM (#5874978)

Tyler is a RHP while his twin brother Taylor is a LHP with the Twins who throws overhand.



I am a LHP while my twin brother is a RHP.

and our lives can pretty well be described as "underhand" vs "overhand."


- our twins are not identical - i'm sure - but one is lefty and the other is more righty. and they have different personalities - number 2 son tends to think before he acts and number one is more, uh, uh, investigate (ahem) first and see what happens...

but they were and are still really tight - they didn't like to be separated as infants, children, and almost grown men (WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH) and they still pretty much do everything together and plan to work together. they still call each other "twin" instesd of bro or dude

we never MADE them do that and everyone always was telling us we had to separate them and i'm all - NO, they make their OWN decision about that. what is this ridiculous horse poo about how you can't have siblings be together if they want to???



64. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 28, 2019 at 01:53 AM (#5874980)
Russell Martin just threw his fourth shutout inning of the year today and it wasn’t in a blowout loss, but a blowout win. It kind of makes me wonder if he could pull it off in a high leverage situation. Probably not, but it would be kind of cool if they tried one time after they clinch the division


i LIKEY the position player pitching stuff

watched the rays astros blowout last night. the ray who pitched the last 2 innings was throwing junk between 58 and 85 - mostly in the 70s, and the hitters really had a terrible time timing that stuff - he did better than the ML actual pitchers who got killt

i would bet that if tyler white had still been with the astros, they would have sent HIM out there for the last 2 innings after the score got to be like 12-0 or whatever it was. i would bet that verlander would have gone at another inning - had a low pitch count when he got tossed in the 6th - must have said that nono word that starts with C

actually, i bet that don't nobody - players OR umps - be dumb enough to say THAT word in public no mo

   68. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:58 AM (#5875019)
Russell Martin just threw his fourth shutout inning of the year today and it wasn’t in a blowout loss, but a blowout win.
How is using a position player to pitch in a win not against some unwritten rule? Seems kind of like kicking sand in the loser's face. If running up the score is taboo, why can you run up the score *and* save your bullpen?
   69. PreservedFish Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:02 AM (#5875022)
Because it hasn't been done enough for a rule to develop about it? That's a bold ####### move.
   70. PreservedFish Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:04 AM (#5875025)
It kind of deserves its own thread. That's nuts.
   71. base ball chick Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:19 AM (#5875033)
68. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:58 AM (#5875019)

Russell Martin just threw his fourth shutout inning of the year today and it wasn’t in a blowout loss, but a blowout win.

How is using a position player to pitch in a win not against some unwritten rule? Seems kind of like kicking sand in the loser's face. If running up the score is taboo, why can you run up the score *and* save your bullpen?


- you might could be giving the OTHER team a chance to run up the score. sometimes position players throw BP

i guess there isn't yet any unwritten rule because you almost never saw position players pitch even 5 years ago. i mean, it was so rare i can remember the names of the few position players i saw pitching
   72. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:48 AM (#5875043)

HOUSTON — The wife, son and mother-in-law of Rays minor-league pitcher Blake Bivens were killed Tuesday morning in their Virginia hometown and police apprehended and charged a relative in their murder.


Poor guy. As it happens, I drive by the team's home field on my way to & from work every day. It's maybe 2 miles from where I'm typing this.

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