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Weekend OMNICHATTER for June 23-24, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 23, 2018 at 09:01 AM | 132 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2018 at 04:21 PM (#5698777)
Clint Frazier pinch-hit blast appears headed for the seats, but hits a speaker suspended from the dome, and is caught for an out. I may have to reconsider my support for the BDC Dome if they opt for a similar configuration.
   102. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 04:30 PM (#5698780)
How far down the line is that speaker, anyway? The Rays network's coverage was minimal and not very informative to that point. All it showed was Smith hovering near the warning track, and then you see Hechavarria catching the ball. It sounded as if the speaker had prevented a home run, but the announcers didn't really make it clear one way or the other.
   103. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5698782)
How far down the line is that speaker, anyway? The Rays network's coverage was minimal and not very informative to that point. All it showed was Smith hovering near the warning track, and then you see Hechavarria catching the ball. It sounded as if the speaker had prevented a home run, but the announcers didn't really make it clear one way or the other.

Pretty far. But, it bounced way back and was caught near the IF.

Yankee announcers on YES! say it was gone.
   104. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5698784)
It would be a shame to waste Stanton's 5-for-5 effort, but that may happen. Ugh.

What's the reason for having that speaker in fair territory? So the players can hear the music better? Seems like such obstructions could be in foul territory, and the rules could mandate that. Probably are options other than "hanging down style" speakers, too.
   105. Jess Franco Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:06 PM (#5698795)
Justin Turner hits solo shot #7 in the 11th and the Dodgers overcome my jinx for an 8-7 win and sweep of the Mets.

   106. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:11 PM (#5698798)
Uh oh, Shreve is warming. Better score a bunch here.
   107. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:14 PM (#5698801)
Gritner drags a lovely bunt single to 1st, Venters pulls a hammy trying to cover.
   108. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:27 PM (#5698808)
Oh joy, The Chasen Shreve Experience approacheth ... as does the sweep, likely.
   109. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:30 PM (#5698809)
OH, GOD, OH NO, NOT CHASEN SHREVE!!!!

(EDIT: I swear I wrote the above BEFORE the inevitable happened.)

Just take that sorryassed nochinned nobody and dump him off a plane, and do it today!
   110. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:30 PM (#5698810)
Oh, look, I'm right.

FIRE HIM INTO THE SUN!
   111. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:31 PM (#5698812)
They can't even win on a day when Stanton goes 5-for-5, and when they don't give up a single hit between the 3rd inning and the 11th!
   112. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:33 PM (#5698813)
Oh, look, I'm right.

FIRE HIM INTO THE SUN!


Okay, that's going too far. But PLEASE, Yankees, send him back to the Cape Cod League if the Red Sox won't take him.
   113. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:36 PM (#5698815)
They can't even win on a day when Stanton goes 5-for-5, and when they don't give up a single hit between the 3rd inning and the 11th!


...he said about the team that's 25 games over .500 and tied for the best winning percentage in all of baseball.
   114. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:37 PM (#5698816)
Okay, that's going too far.


Well, to be fair, literally, that *is* too far ... I mean, the Sun's a long ways away.

Not sure why that's worse than wanting him dumped out of a plane, though.

Your suggestion would be cheaper (I'm sure somebody would make the Sun rocket count against the Luxury Tax limit), so it has that going for it, I will admit ...
   115. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: June 24, 2018 at 05:43 PM (#5698819)
The Reds are 29-27 since their 3-18 start. Maybe they aren't as shitty as we think? Starting pitching is still weak, but, the offense is raking. 3 guys in the top 10 in OPS+ +31 in run differential in last 12 games, if i counted right.
   116. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 24, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5698832)
oooh, wakes up, sees Red Sox win 5-0, Sale pitches great, bats do enough. Checks standings..tied for 1st, nice. Very happy with current team's play. Not much one can do if NY and Astros continue to do their thing, can only hope Red Sox continue on and see what happens. Been a fun season so far.

Notices Cub and Yankee fans complaining at times. Not sure why, both teams look pretty good to me. Maybe my standards are lower??
   117. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 06:18 PM (#5698839)
They can't even win on a day when Stanton goes 5-for-5, and when they don't give up a single hit between the 3rd inning and the 11th!

...he said about the team that's 25 games over .500 and tied for the best winning percentage in all of baseball.


Well, you'd think that a team that talented would be able to beat a sub-.500 team on a day when they don't give up a single hit between the 3rd inning and the 11th.
   118. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2018 at 06:23 PM (#5698843)
Okay, that's going too far.

Well, to be fair, literally, that *is* too far ... I mean, the Sun's a long ways away.


Which is what I meant. It'd be too easy to miss. From only a few thousand feet up the Earth is a much easier target.

Not sure why that's worse than wanting him dumped out of a plane, though.

I've said I'll settle for the Cape Cod League, but only if he then goes to one of Anthony Bourdain's former Provincetown joints as a dishwasher after that league's season is over. I never want to see him in a Yankees uniform again.
   119. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5698862)
in other news:


Katie Sharp
‏ @ktsharp
33m33 minutes ago

Yankees Bullpen Last 18 Games (since June 5):

Chasen Shreve: 6.1 IP, 5 R, 3 HR
Rest of team: 54 IP, 0 R, 0 HR
   120. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 24, 2018 at 07:36 PM (#5698865)
From RAB:

7:25pm ET: Sanchez is going on the disabled list, according to Aaron Boone. Gary is going to stay behind in Tampa and will have an MRI tomorrow. “It’s bothering me right now. (Tomorrow) we’re going to have an MRI and we’ll see the extent of the injury,” said Sanchez
   121. TomH Posted: June 24, 2018 at 07:50 PM (#5698868)
Ya know, the whole gravity thing makes the sun a pretty hard target to miss if you are traveling anywhere towards it.
   122. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 24, 2018 at 07:56 PM (#5698871)
On May 17th, Kendrys Morales was batting .146/.239/.260.

Since then, he's batting .340/.382/.553, and that's before tonight's pinch-hit HR in the 10th inning against the Angels.

He was probably *this* close to DFA, and he's now pretty much the hottest hitter on the Jays now.
   123. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5698880)
The Reds - who started 3-15 - now have a better record than the Mets - who started 11-1. and it's not even midseason

somebody could have made lots of money betting that one in Las Vegas (or NJ - or soon, MS WV, RI etc)
   124. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2018 at 09:06 PM (#5698894)
A-Rod on ESPN game is saying that Harper's problem this year is that is holding his breath as he hits the ball (this off discussion of how a pending mega-contract can interfere with your natural play)

I think it's the smartest or dumbest thing I've heard in baseball all year. then they show a replay - and damn, it DOES look like that. but it's A-Rod, so.....

I'm leaning toward the idea that almost all of A-Rod's IQ is baseball-related. it's the only thing I can think of
   125. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: June 24, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5698899)
The fact that it’s A-Rod makes me believe it more than less. Dude seems to have a scary level of baseball knowledge in that brain. You may be right, that may be the only use of his brain but he really does seem to have a ridiculous level of knowledge on the one subject.
   126. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5698909)
yeah, I have come around on that, "Jose is...."

I was no fan of his in general, but he is striking me as a good announcer. did not see it coming, but if it is, it is
   127. Stormy JE Posted: June 24, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5698911)
I'm leaning toward the idea that almost all of A-Rod's IQ is baseball-related. it's the only thing I can think of
I agree. OTOH, he occasionally seems distracted and doesn't catch everything going on in front of him.
   128. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5698915)
Yankees Bullpen Last 18 Games (since June 5):

Chasen Shreve: 6.1 IP, 5 R, 3 HR
Rest of team: 54 IP, 0 R, 0 HR

Looks like it's time for a change. Shreve had some good moments, but not that many, and not recently. The better options at Scranton don't seem to be on the 40-man roster, but outrighting Shreve would create a slot. It's also time to give Brandon Drury a shot, and trade or release Neil Walker, who just hasn't hit. Drury can fill the same roll, backing up at 1st, 2nd & 3rd, and has been hitting very well for Scranton.
   129. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2018 at 11:18 PM (#5698960)
ESPN's Jessica Mendoza - and A-Rod as an accomplice after the fact - can expect to be fined for noting that with the Nats down 6-2 in the 6th and 2 out, Trea Turner hit a fly ball to left. of course he took the lazy trot toward 1st - then accelerated into a triple when Hoskins couldn't make the grab and fell down.

Mendoza had the nerve to note that it was an inside-the-park HR if Turner had run it out.

what's so dumb about it is how few feet Turner would have had to hustle before recognizing the play.

I don't mind a 33-year-old with bad wheels not digging in with a grounder hit directly an infielder. but a fly ball that doesn't get caught can make you look like a fool.
   130. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: June 24, 2018 at 11:34 PM (#5698964)
The thing about A-Rod is he genuinely was as close to a perfect player as you could get in his prime. Pujols is another one. It's not just that they were great great players (they obviously were) but it was the little things, the base running, the ability to always seemingly do the right thing defensively. They made mistakes of course but they were the kind of players you would use as an example of the "right way" to play the game. (PEDs notwithstanding in Rodriguez' case). The guy the Red Sox had for awhile that struck me like that was JD Drew. He just always did all those little things so well. He never seemed to miss a cutoff man for example, always was in position to make a throw. I loved watching him play.

There are a lot of great players out there that didn't do all those things. It doesn't make them less great in the end. I mean if Pujols just loafed on the bases I don't think the Cards would've said "we gotta trade him for Jeremy Giambi" or anything, but as a fan I love watching it. Particularly as someone who had season tickets for many years. Defense and base running are the two things I think TV doesn't show you well so at the games I always enjoyed seeing the players who did those things.
   131. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2018 at 11:36 PM (#5698965)
Trea Turner hit a fly ball to left. of course he took the lazy trot toward 1st - then accelerated into a triple when Hoskins couldn't make the grab and fell down.
Yeah, that was indefensible - but man, once he finally did kick it in, he got up to top speed in about two steps, and it was something to behold. The guy is seriously fast. He probably would have been in standing up.
   132. Sunday silence Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:56 AM (#5699005)
Ya know, the whole gravity thing makes the sun a pretty hard target to miss if you are traveling anywhere towards it.


You would think, but most of the time if you shoot something in that direction it ends up in orbit and doesnt get swallowed.

Dont ask me how; even Newton was like "I worked out the equations, but I'll be damned if I can tell you gravity works. "
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