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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Weekend OMNICHATTER for May 26-27, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 02:59 PM | 147 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:00 PM (#5680018)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:04 PM (#5680019)
Weird start time for games today.
   3. BDC Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:11 PM (#5680020)
I was impressed with my visit to Coors Field yesterday (COL 5, CIN 4). Lovely place to see a game. Pretty full crowd, and people stayed till the last out. Partly because the Rockies are doing well this year, and it was a close game, but partly too because the park is central to the city and metro area, easy to get to, and the game started at 6:40pm – with a decent game time of 2:43 (despite some crazy dilatory relief pitching), I could get out of the park, walk a mile to my hotel, and be in bed by 10pm. Which I know, is sad, on a Friday night, but I am not as young as I used to be. I was never as young as I used to be.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5680032)
The Yankees activated oft-injured Greg Bird from the DL, sending Ronald Torreyes to AAA Scranton. Torreyes has a .339 batting average, so it's a pretty tight roster. I suspect Cashman will need to address the surplus organizational presence of Neil Walker & Brandin Drury before the season is over, not to mention the seldom missed Jacoby Ellsbury, who helpfully keeps reinjuring himself while rehabbing his previous injuries. Torreyes was popular in the clubhouse, and among fans, as a willing participant in the amusing juxtaposition of the pint-sized player among the genial giants that roam the Yankee clubhouse.

EDIT: Tonight's line-up:

Gardner CF
Judge RF
Gregorius SS
Stanton LF
Sánchez DH
Bird 1B
Andújar 3B
Romine C
Torres 2B
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5680036)
The Yankees activated oft-injured Greg Bird from the DL, sending Ronald Torreyes to AAA Scranton. Torreyes has a .339 batting average, so it's a pretty tight roster. I suspect Cashman will need to address the surplus organizational presence of Neil Walker & Brandin Drury before the season is over,

Don't worry. Bird will get hurt.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2018 at 03:43 PM (#5680040)
Christina Kahrl, MLB Staff Writer

Buckle up for today's dose of "you've never seen this before at the ballpark": 35-year-old C Russell Martin will be making his first career start at SS for the Blue Jays. While he has made 22 starts at third, he's played just one inning at short in the majors, with no chances.

Best option, or most amusing interesting option?
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 26, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5680055)
I knew the ####### Braves were going to roll over like mice against the Red Sox. That team's always played big fish in small pond.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 04:16 PM (#5680060)
The nightmare is over for at least ten days, as Holland is put on the DL.... Carson Kelly and Lyons put back on the 25 man roster(Steve Baron sent to triple A)

Supposedly Holland has had hip discomfort since day one and has been trying to pitch through it.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 26, 2018 at 04:46 PM (#5680090)
I was impressed with my visit to Coors Field yesterday (COL 5, CIN 4). Lovely place to see a game. Pretty full crowd, and people stayed till the last out. Partly because the Rockies are doing well this year, and it was a close game, but partly too because the park is central to the city and metro area, easy to get to, and the game started at 6:40pm – with a decent game time of 2:43 (despite some crazy dilatory relief pitching), I could get out of the park, walk a mile to my hotel, and be in bed by 10pm. Which I know, is sad, on a Friday night, but I am not as young as I used to be. I was never as young as I used to be.


I'm very glad that you had a good time when you were here (and that you reported copiously on the Coors Field experience). Rockies start times (usually 6:40 during the week and 6:10 on Saturday) are great -- the park is convenient enough to get to that you can get there on time after work from pretty much anywhere in the metro area. I don't know what you did for dinner, but there are several decent options in the park (I'm partial to Famous Dave's Ribs) and they'll let you bring in whatever food you want. All around, it's a pretty fan-friendly experience.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 04:51 PM (#5680092)
Jose Martinez caught twice on the basepaths... but at least he's a professional hitter, not a fielder or runner though.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5680093)
Fowler goes down, he's hit by a pitch.

Fowler limps off the field, replaced by Bader, he can't put any weight on his right knee.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:13 PM (#5680094)
Pena gets a deep sacrifice to drive in the man on third, and Munoz with his second hit of the game drives in another run, 4-1 early in this game, nice to see the offense showing up enough to score some runs.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5680097)
Cardinal announcers are talking about Roberto Clemente, and it made me wonder, how many hof players have died while still being an active player? I can see Thurman Munson being on the list as a guy who was close, but who else could sadly make this list?
   14. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:25 PM (#5680099)
Jay Bruce is painful to watch in the field.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:28 PM (#5680100)
Carpenter with a bunt single against the shift.
   16. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:31 PM (#5680101)
It's Everybody-Wears-the-Same-Drab-Olive-Uniforms-That-Look-Especially-Bad-Mismatched-with-Red-Helmets-and-Blue-Chest-Protectors weekend again, I see.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5680103)
It's Everybody-Wears-the-Same-Drab-Olive-Uniforms-That-Look-Especially-Bad-Mismatched-with-Red-Helmets-and-Blue-Chest-Protectors weekend again, I see.


First thing my gf said watching this game "these uniforms are ugly, it's like watching an old black and white broadcast."
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 26, 2018 at 05:33 PM (#5680104)
You know what? Bartolo Colon is a bit overweight.
   19. BDC Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM (#5680111)
there are several decent options in the park (I'm partial to Famous Dave's Ribs)

I had a Helton Burger with onion rings, both very nice.
   20. Jess Franco Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:04 PM (#5680115)

You know what? Bartolo Colon is a bit overweight.

So's your mama, but the bigger the cushion...
   21. Jess Franco Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:07 PM (#5680117)
Aaron Nola has a no-hitter through six, but a rain delay and 88 pitches ensure he won't complete the game.

1-0 Phillies on brother Maikel's HR.
   22. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:20 PM (#5680119)
Don't worry. Bird will get hurt.


Nick Johnson v. 2.0
   23. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:28 PM (#5680122)
What is Gregorious doing hitting 3rd?
   24. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:33 PM (#5680124)
What is Gregorious doing hitting 3rd?


Recently?

Making lots and lots of outs ...
   25. Jess Franco Posted: May 26, 2018 at 06:34 PM (#5680125)
Nola walks two with two out in the seventh, and of course you have to leave him in to give up both his first hit and the lead.

That's entertainment.
   26. Jess Franco Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:00 PM (#5680131)
Nick Williams may have trouble gerting back into the starting lineup as his third pinch-hit HR of the season to lead off the bottom of the eighth gives thr Phillies a 2-1 lead.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:06 PM (#5680133)
That is a winner, 4-1 Cardinals. Rookie Jack Flaherty 2-1(5 starts) 2.15 era. With Reyes coming back (probably getting the start on either Tuesday or Wednesday) the rotation looks to be pretty impressive(and Carlos Martinez is at is probably another week away from returning. I'm guessing Gant is the odd man out(a bit of bad luck hasn't helped his era--a 2.27 fip with a 1.015 whip, should have a better era than 4.76) but Wacha and Weaver are going no where, and obviously Flaherty and Mikolas are safe for now.


Cardinals do have a host of interesting rookies this year, nobody that is going to compete for roy like Dejong last year, but so far they have 9 rookies play this year and Reyes will be the tenth.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5680135)
Matt Carpenter leads off the game with a homerun, it's his 16th leadoff homerun, so I decided to pi it and see how he ranks among current players.... and the most impressive thing I saw was Ian Kinsler with 47 leadoff homeruns in his career(Rickey is the all time leader with 81, Alfonso Soriano is second with 54, Biggio is third with 53 and Kinsler is 4th with 47---Rollins had 46.)

Among active players Carpenter is 11th all time.

Rk              Player    G HR
1          Ian Kinsler 1082 47
2    Curtis Granderson  887 45
3        Ichiro Suzuki 1822 37
4     Charlie Blackmon  623 29
5         Brian Dozier  502 28
6           Jose Reyes 1443 26
7       Hanley Ramirez  402 25
8        Dexter Fowler  722 24
9        Shin
-Soo Choo  487 23
10     George Springer  349 21
11      Matt Carpenter  582 15
12         Denard Span 1156 15
13        Mookie Betts  374 14
14         Chris Young  255 14
15         Alex Gordon  333 14
16     Jacoby Ellsbury  838 13
17      Austin Jackson  690 12
18       Brett Gardner  658 11
19        Carlos Gomez  293 11
20         Jose Altuve  361 10 
   29. Jess Franco Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:14 PM (#5680137)
First-place Phillies.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:18 PM (#5680138)
First-place Phillies.


2nd best record in the NL Phillies.... I still can't believe Milwaukee has the best record in the NL though. I really don't expect that to last, but heck the 4th place Pirates are 5 games over .500... the NL Central has just been beating up the Reds.
   31. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5680144)
GRITNER!
   32. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:32 PM (#5680147)
ALL RISE!

BACK TO BACK!!!
   33. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:32 PM (#5680148)
Well, this weekend's turning out to be a total baseball disaster.
   34. Howie Menckel Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:32 PM (#5680149)
I know it sucks for Torreyes to get sent down right now, but beyond the .339 AVG is:
- .349 OBP (ONE walk in 63 PA)
- 0 HR, 6 RBI
- 111 OPS+ this year after back-to-back 81s in 2016-17
- .231 (6 for 26) in the last 31 days
- .278 xBA, and .188 in the last 31 days

if that doesn't say "had a fluky April but let's not kid ourselves," I don't know what does
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5680150)
ALL RISE! The Honorable Aaron Judge presided over his 14th HR, following Gardner's leadoff blast. Could be a good game.
   36. rconn23 Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5680156)
The Yankees are going to need every run possible tonight with Gray on the mound.
   37. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5680158)
if that doesn't say "had a fluky April but let's not kid ourselves," I don't know what does

High standards for a utility infielder. There weren't any better choices to create a roster spot, but most teams would be quite satisfied with that production.
   38. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5680159)
[#36] Well, there's another 2 ...
   39. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:55 PM (#5680160)
The noble Romine HRs off the pole. 4-1.
   40. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 07:56 PM (#5680161)
High standards for a utility infielder.


It's Howie, whadya want?
   41. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5680162)
[#36] Well, there's another 2 ...


Might not be enough ...
   42. rconn23 Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:05 PM (#5680164)
Gray is broken. That start against KC was nothing more than a fluke against a bad offense.
   43. Howie Menckel Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5680165)
Torreyes' skill level appears to be 81 OPS+ with some versatility. ok.
you left out

I know it sucks for Torreyes to get sent down right now
   44. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5680167)
with some versatility.


If by some, you mean every position except CF, 1st and C ... sure.

[edit] And of course, he could cover the 1st two defensively as well ...
   45. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5680171)
Good lord, but Mike Trout is having a day.
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:38 PM (#5680172)
Mike Trout is almost decent at this baseball thing.
   47. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:38 PM (#5680173)
Yup, gonna need a bigger boat ...
   48. rconn23 Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5680177)
Gray has no chance, none, against a good offense. He's never coming back from the spot he's in now.
   49. Walt Davis Posted: May 26, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5680179)
Why would you give Belt anything remotely close there? If you were ever gonna IBB in the 5th innings, that was the spot.
   50. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:22 PM (#5680184)
Third double of the night for Mike Trout. 10 total bases tonight.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5680187)
A rare Albert sighting, bases loaded single for Pujols.
   52. rconn23 Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5680188)
Too many pitching holes to plug on the Yankees. Might as well try for another bat at the deadline and just try to outslug everybody. This division will be over by the deadline with this pitching staff. Just dreadful.
   53. Howie Menckel Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5680193)
Trout has passed Ted Williams and Hank Greenberg for highest career SLG at Yankee Stadium.
   54. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:42 PM (#5680197)
So what's up with Quintana? It's almost June and his ERA is skimming 5.
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:47 PM (#5680201)
Colhoun a .398 ops and he's walked twice tonight, and the number nine hitter hits a homerun.... 11-4 Angels.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5680204)
Trout is trying to kill my fantasy league, with just a measly ass single, I knew I should have benched him today...
   57. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 09:52 PM (#5680205)
An infield speed single gives Trout 11 total bases for today. That's a helluva day.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:01 PM (#5680207)
Barring either a huge comeback by the Yankees or the Angels batting around in the 8th and 9th inning, Shawn Green's 19 and AL Josh Hamilton's total base record is safe... 18 total bases in one game, still it wouldn't surprise me to see Trout get one more at bat unless he's pulled, so 15 isn't out of the question.
   59. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5680210)
The Cubs look like the White Sox. These uniforms are dumb.
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5680214)
Barring either a huge comeback by the Yankees
It's the Angel bullpen, so a comeback is not only possible, it's likely.
   61. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5680219)
Edit: Whoops confused little tommy with Heyward.

In my defense my TV sucks.
   62. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:22 PM (#5680222)
Hey, the Cubs kind of suck.
   63. Walt Davis Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5680223)
#54 ... your handle is a big problem for Q and the staff generally. Also they showed his 3rd time through line and it's something like 380/650 which obviously is a fluke but that's when most of the damage happens (and the walks make sure he gets to batters 19+ to start the 5th).
   64. AndrewJ Posted: May 26, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5680228)
Mike Trout's having a decent week tonight.
   65. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 27, 2018 at 12:42 AM (#5680253)
Gray has no chance, none, against a good offense. He's never coming back from the spot he's in now.

He's a ####### nibbler, the worst kind of pitcher. Afraid he's going to get killed if he puts the ball over the plate, so he's constantly behind in the count and batters can wait for a 2 and 0 or 3 and 1 creampuff.

Starting pitching was always going to be the Yankees' Achilles heel. No offense can keep covering for pitchers who are constantly forcing them to come from behind or who can't hold leads if their life depended on it.

Matchups for the 3 upcoming Astros - Yankees games:

Monday: Verlander vs. Germán

Tuesday: Morton vs. Sabathia

Wednesday: Keuchel vs Severino

Wednesday looks okay, but Monday and Tuesday are painful even to think about. Where's a nice monsoon when you really can use it?

   66. bobm Posted: May 27, 2018 at 08:45 AM (#5680264)
[13]
Cardinal announcers are talking about Roberto Clemente, and it made me wonder, how many hof players have died while still being an active player?


Roberto Clemente
Ed Delahanty
Josh Gibson
Addie Joss
Ross Youngs
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:29 PM (#5680322)
I knew the ####### Braves were going to roll over like mice against the Red Sox. That team's always played big fish in small pond.


Good start for the Braves today though.
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:33 PM (#5680324)

Roberto Clemente
Ed Delahanty
Josh Gibson
Addie Joss
Ross Youngs


Thank you.
   69. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5680325)
I've really come to hate Garrett Richards. A guy with his speed and his stuff ought to be really good at baseball — and lots of times he is. Every time a guy on base, though, he turns into a total wreck. Totally undependable. I hope the Angels don't give him big money to come back.
   70. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:41 PM (#5680326)
Carpenter misses a leadoff homerun in two consecutive games by about 2 feet, still a nice double off the top of the wall....probably should have been a triple if he's running out of the box though.
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:45 PM (#5680329)
Ozuna is getting better results (4 multi-hit games in a row) but isn't really hitting the ball well.... just now a high bouncing single in front of second drives in a run, but he isn't really hitting the ball with authority.
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:04 PM (#5680335)
Any reason why David Freese is getting so little playing time?
   73. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5680338)
That reliever pitching the 1st is really revolutionizing things down in TB.
   74. Jess Franco Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5680341)
Two walks and a hanging breaking ball lined by Travis for a double (which Schmidt called not a bad pitch) from Pivetta, 2-0 Toronto.

Pivetta immediately begins pitching agressively again, instead of begging the umpire for strikes.
   75. Jess Franco Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:16 PM (#5680342)
. A guy with his speed and his stuff ought to be really good at baseball — and lots of times he is. Every time a guy on base, though, he turns into a total wreck. Totally undependable.

Diaper dandies.
   76. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5680343)
Pivetta immediately begins pitching agressively again, instead of begging the umpire for strikes.


The third strike on J.A. Happ was a gift from the umpire. It was at least two baseball-widths wide of the plate.
   77. Jess Franco Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5680346)
Happ's a free out regardless.
   78. Jess Franco Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:33 PM (#5680352)
Pivetta, like most of his teammates, is still learning. That is ERA is about half of last years's, and his WHIP under 1.1, is major progress.
   79. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:33 PM (#5680353)
Angels on 4th mound visit in bottom of 3rd, so the excitement is building in this otherwise scoreless game at Yankee Stadium.

EDIT: Fittingly, 1st run scores on bases-loaded walk by Garrett Richards.

EDIT II: Richards out after 70 pitches, only 36 of which were strikes.

EDIT III: Greg Bird RBI HBP, and he doesn't appear to be injured (yet)! 2-0.

EDIT IV: RBI fielders choice by Andujar, 3-0. Only took 90 minutes for 3 innings. No rush, just win.
   80. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5680354)
I like Pivetta. Picked him up in a bunch of my fantasy leagues.

Stuff is real, and I like it when young pitches can make it through a full first season, even if the results are crappy. I think ey learn a lot in 25 starts of getting knocked around.
   81. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:36 PM (#5680355)
See what I mean about Richards? Totally undependable.
   82. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:39 PM (#5680356)
I guess with Sale getting the sh!t kicked out of him at home by the Braves we can put to rest that whole "someone is stealing signs from the outfield" garbage they tried to peddle when they visited Toronto.
   83. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:41 PM (#5680357)
See what I mean about Richards? Totally undependable.

It always baffling when that happens.

Betances is an aficionado of that kind of inning.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 02:59 PM (#5680359)
Pham massively missplayed that ball.
   85. 'Spos Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:01 PM (#5680361)
"someone is stealing signs from the outfield"

Didn't Edwin take the man in white to Cleveland?
   86. Bote Man Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:10 PM (#5680362)
A lot has been made recently of the starter facing the opposing lineup the 3rd time through the batting order. But has anybody studied the effect of having your same reliever(s) facing the same opponents 3 or 4 times over a 3 or 4 game series? I'd be curious if they pick up tips after seeing the same relievers a few times over a weekend series and hit him better by the 3rd or 4th game.
   87. Howie Menckel Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:12 PM (#5680363)
Today is the anniversary of the last MLB appearance by David Wright.
He homered in a 6-5 Mets win.
Much has happened in the last...... TWO years

meanwhile, after the MGR said Vargas would make his next start, club exec Rizzo says not necessarily. Seth Lugo luming - er, looming?
   88. Jess Franco Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:21 PM (#5680365)
It's lime Mike Schmidt never watched a baseball game in his life.
   89. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5680369)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the obligatory HR served up by Tanaka ...
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:32 PM (#5680372)
I think that is the third time today the Cardinals had a man on third and less than two outs and failed to drive him in.
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5680373)
I have to take that back, with two outs, Gyorko drives in two with a single.
   92. Howie Menckel Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5680375)
a retired sportswriter pal of mine today recounted a story about how when Willie Mays returned to NY with the Mets in the early 1970s, a colleague begged to be his +1 at the press conference (lame, btw).

the event concludes, and this middle-aged colleague starts to yammer to Willie about how he's his biggest fan, etc.

"Go #### yourself!" Willie replies.

my old pal says his favorite moment was the ride home, with the colleague repeatedly moaning, "I can't believe Willie said that to me..."

I laughed
   93. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:42 PM (#5680376)
BREAKING NEWS: Angels have used their 5th mound visit in bottom of 6th. The tension is palpable at the Stadium.
   94. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5680377)
Bases loaded no outs, top of the 8th 4-3 game(Pirates leading) .... tight game no matter the result.... Tyler O'Neil up to bat.. big time power bat, but also struggling to make contact right now.
   95. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:07 PM (#5680380)
That works, 6-4 now in favor of the Cardinals. Pirate pitchers cannot find the strike zone to save their life.
   96. rconn23 Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5680382)
Betances back in the circle of trust and he promptly walks the leadoff batter in front of Trout. Fire this pitching staff besides Severino and Chapman into the sun.
   97. Baldrick Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5680383)
Cleveland bizarrely let Trevor Bauer throw like 130 pitches and, shockingly, it blows up in their face. Total waste to a dominant performance.
   98. cardsfanboy Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:15 PM (#5680385)
Hicks goes from a 98 mph sinker, to a 80 mph slider....just nasty.
   99. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:16 PM (#5680386)
Betances back in the circle of trust and he promptly walks the leadoff batter in front of Trout. Fire this pitching staff besides Severino and Chapman into the sun.

That's just mind boggling stupidity. Once you get the 3 balls in that spot, groove it. Can't put the tying run on in front of Trout. Make him hit the ball.
   100. Bote Man Posted: May 27, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5680388)
Alex Putterman @AlexPutterman
Jose Altuve's 10-for-10 streak included five singles, three doubles, a triple and a home run. And those hits came off some pretty damn good pitchers.

The tweet includes a picture of words that list Al Toovey's accomplishments in this time.
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