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Who needs Justice when you have OMNICHATTER! for Sept. 20, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 20, 2018 at 01:47 PM | 159 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5748487)
Okay, just get him out of there NOW.
   102. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5748489)
Mets TV coming back from the break showed the entire '69 Mets team singing "Ya Gotta Have Heart" in suit and tie on the Ed Sullivan show. Nolan Ryan was predictably too cool for skool to sing. But damn some of those guys were goofy looking! Amazin!
   103. Answer Guy, without side hustles. Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5748490)
I think I'm just going to keep repeating "They have three home games left against Baltimore" to myself all weekend.
   104. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:26 PM (#5748493)
Could've been much worse. Good job, Robby.

P.S. This is the best home plate ump I've seen in a long time. He's making the pitchers EARN their called strikes, no giving them an extra 2 or 3 inches on the outside corner or below the knees.
   105. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5748494)

P.S. This is the best home plate ump I've seen in a long time.


We've secretly exchanged Andy's regular home plate umpire for a robo-ump. Let's watch on hidden camera to see if he notices.
   106. Answer Guy, without side hustles. Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5748497)
P.S. This is the best home plate ump I've seen in a long time. He's making the pitchers EARN their called strikes, no giving them an extra 2 or 3 inches on the outside corner or below the knees.


Seven walks on one side, none on the other. No wonder you feel that way.
   107. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:34 PM (#5748498)
We've secretly exchanged Andy's regular home plate umpire for a robo-ump. Let's watch on hidden camera to see if he notices.

Hey, I'd go for it. Wouldn't you?

Who in the #### needs "personalized" strike zones, especially when 90% of them favor the pitchers?
   108. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:35 PM (#5748499)
Seven walks on one side, none on the other. No wonder you feel that way.

Hey, don't blame the ump for your Wild Man of Valencia.
   109. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5748504)
Kerwin Danley is a 26-year veteran.

Fangraphs says he had the worst single strike-called-a-ball instance in the first half this year, on a pitch by the White Sox Dylan Covey in a game against the Cardinals.
   110. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5748506)
BREAKING: Gsellman becomes the first opposing pitcher to ride the Nationals bullpen cart in.
   111. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5748513)
JBJ!
   112. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5748514)
Jackie!
   113. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5748520)
Xander swings through two hangers from Betances.
   114. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:05 PM (#5748522)
Aw, yeah, Yankees giving away an extra run by playing truly amazingly screwy defense.
   115. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5748523)
HA!

Great PA by X-Man after falling behind 0-2.
   116. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5748524)
2 runs on a sac fly. Not pretty, but I'll take it.
   117. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5748526)
Calling on Jeter, Nick, Matsui and Posada to get something going.
   118. cardsfanboy Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5748527)
I will admit, not watching any game, but went to MLB to check a few things, and clicked on standings and was surprised...

1. it took like a quarter of a second to load... which is something that MLB.com has tried to avoid on every page on their site for 10 years.... quick load times is absolutely something that they oppose as a mortal enemy.

2.and the look was massively different... and initially I of course disliked it... but took a deep breath and re-looked at it, and it's cleaner and has more information.... so again, I'm surprised that MLB.com actually did something worth a crap on their website...

Still has the idiotic concept of making sure that scores are the last thing to load, since of course that is the only thing most people are going to the site to see. (but even that they cleaned up...of course it probably helped since there were so few games, but it was only a second or two delay between the rest of the site loading up and scores vs the normal 5 or so seconds)
   119. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5748530)
Forget about #117, just let the manager bat.
   120. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5748531)
Gotta bring Wright back in the 8th, don’t you?
   121. Answer Guy, without side hustles. Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:23 PM (#5748533)
Calling on Jeter, Nick, Matsui and Posada to get something going.


Jeter sold you Stanton for pennies on the dollar. I think that counts for something.

I guess Nick Johnson could never stay healthy enough to live up to all that hype. I remember the Nats had him for a while.
   122. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5748536)
McNeil made a half-hearted bunt offer at a pitch on his way to pulling back the bat, but D.J.Reyburn says "STEEEEE-RIKE!" at which point Mickey Callaway came A-FLYIN out of the dugout in a rage and was summarily ejected. McNeil later struck out for the 1st out of the 10th inning in our Nation's Crapital.

Lehrer could not be reached for comment.
   123. cardsfanboy Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5748538)
with 4 out of 8 games going on, right now the average runs per team is 6.4375....it's a high scoring night.
   124. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5748539)
I guess Nick Johnson could never stay healthy enough to live up to all that hype. I remember the Nats had him for a while.

Nick had the reputation of a solid contact hitter, but you're right that he couldn't stay on the field. Austin Kearns didn't help by smashing Nick's leg into a billion pieces, either.
   125. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5748542)
Chapman unable to command his fastball four batters into his first post-DL appearance, and David Cone is already concerned.
   126. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5748543)
yes, love to see Chapman suck it. Do not like that guy.
   127. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:33 PM (#5748544)
Chapman thanks the Baby Jesus for the existence of Sandy Leon and his wondrous ability to swing through cement mixer sliders.
   128. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:34 PM (#5748546)
MOOKIE WITH THE CUSHION!
   129. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:35 PM (#5748548)
MOOKIE!

Sits on a shitty slider and destroys it.
   130. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5748551)
Mookie says FU, the AL East is ours!
   131. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5748552)
I should hate Betts, but I can't.
   132. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5748554)
Oh and you can throw in Mookie's MVP award also along with the East crown.
   133. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5748555)
Jeter sold you Stanton for pennies on the dollar. I think that counts for something.

Not-so-fun fact: Stanton and Starlin Castro have identical 3.2 WAR this year.
   134. villageidiom Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5748556)
I should hate Betts, but I can't.
This is the correct take.
   135. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5748558)
I should hate Betts, but I can't.


Betts is just fun to watch. Any player from any team who is fun I like. Baez is a hoot, Lindor is good value, guys like that. Guys that do a lot of things well and seem to really enjoy themselves.
   136. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:53 PM (#5748565)
Cone joins in Snapper’s critique of Boone’s lineup construction, highlighting the fact that when Cora leads off with Betts it means more big late ABs for him, while Torres is just getting his 4th PA with 2 outs and none on here in the 8th.
   137. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:53 PM (#5748566)
Yeah, about the only Hubster I can work up any real dislike for is Kimbrel, and that's only because he looks like such a creep with that FMITA pose.

Meanwhile, we're now at 4 hours 43 minutes and still going strong. Five hours is within easy reach.
   138. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:55 PM (#5748568)
Meanwhile, we're now at 4 hours 43 minutes and still going strong. Five hours is within easy reach


Boone laughs maniacally and makes a platoon pitching change down 5 with one out and none on in the 9th.
   139. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:56 PM (#5748570)
WILL THE RAYS EVER LOSE ANOTHER GAME?

Yep!
   140. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5748574)
Just noticed for the first time now that the stands are almost empty in the Bronx that idiot Marlins guy is behind home plate.
   141. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5748576)
Oh and you can throw in Mookie's MVP award also along with the East crown.

They overthrew the truck and some guy picked it up off the street. Finders keepers, losers weepers!
   142. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5748578)
DO NOT MAKE THIS INTERESTING, KIMBREL!
   143. Answer Guy, without side hustles. Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5748579)
DO NOT MAKE THIS INTERESTING, KIMBREL!


I can't tell from the timing if that was a jinx or not.
   144. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5748581)
No, it was annoyance. :)
   145. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5748582)
Good pitch in a good location to get Judge.
   146. Jay Seaver Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5748586)
Cah-linch!
   147. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5748587)
CHAMPS!
   148. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5748588)
Congrats to the Carmine Hose. You've had a hell of a year.

So far.
   149. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:18 PM (#5748594)
Steven Wright deservedly awarded the win, as far and away the most effective pitcher for either team on the night.
   150. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:19 PM (#5748595)
Nice that this is done.
I'm really sure how good that upcoming Indians series is going to be. Neither has anything really to play for at this stage other then personal milestones for each player.
   151. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:19 PM (#5748596)
IT’S OVER!!!
   152. villageidiom Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5748599)
IT’S OVER!!!
Yeah, I told you this already. Keep up.
   153. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:26 PM (#5748601)
Damn this feels good. Such a great team. What a year it’s been.
   154. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5748602)
Roll out the bannah!!

Wait...where's the bannah??
   155. Chip Posted: September 20, 2018 at 11:36 PM (#5748606)
YES booth now trying to gin up pressure on Red Sox because they’re so good. “Paul, you were on a ‘98 team that won 114 games” blah blah blah.
   156. Howie Menckel Posted: September 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM (#5748611)
is this ok for chatter?


Jon Morosi
‏Verified account @jonmorosi
8m8 minutes ago

Felicidades a Alex Cora. He becomes the first Puerto Rican-born manager of an @MLB postseason team -- on the anniversary of the date Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island he loves so much. @RedSox @MLBNetwork
   157. villageidiom Posted: September 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM (#5748613)
Felicidades a Alex Cora. He becomes the first Puerto Rican-born manager of an @MLB postseason team -- on the anniversary of the date Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island he loves so much.
OK, so, first of all, they clinched an MLB postseason berth like a week or two ago. And second of all... Really? He's going to cite a natural disaster in a celebratory tweet?

Putz.
   158. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 21, 2018 at 12:20 AM (#5748616)
I like that tweet. Cora has been vocal about his concern for the island and mentioned Puerto Rico in his postgame comments.
   159. Howie Menckel Posted: September 21, 2018 at 01:01 AM (#5748625)
ah, good point in 157 and 158. no controversy intended here.
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