Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

OMNICHATTER first, ask questions later, for April 27, 2021

Scoreboards for the Major Leagues and all minor leagues,
courtesy of Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee).

Hombre Brotani Posted: April 27, 2021 at 01:09 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: omnichatter

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 27, 2021 at 03:09 PM (#6015696)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 27, 2021 at 04:20 PM (#6015712)
Bill Shaikin on Twitter:

Rob Manfred on Sportico Live: "Sports betting is a massive opportunity for fan engagement."
He said Adam Silver told him to stop talking about pace of game, because baseball's pace of game is perfect for sports betting (meaning wagering between pitches and innings).


People who opposed to MLB's tie-ins with gambling were 100% correct.

   3. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2021 at 04:39 PM (#6015715)

i went to a dodgers game with my boss and our two best salesmen a couple of years ago.

he said for me to bring as many $1 bills as i could.

we ended up doing bets about whether so and so would get a hit, or what, and the money was flying around.

but i remember trevor rosenthal coming in to pitch, and i started betting on pitch speed, and kept taking the over on 95.

this was when he was good. my boss and the other guys didn't know who trevor rosenthal was, so i cleaned up.

that kind of thing is harmless in my opinion, but i agree with inge, this other stuff seems like a bad idea.
   4. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2021 at 04:40 PM (#6015716)

also ...

HOW WILL THE CARDINALS WASTE A GOOD PITCHING PERFORMANCE TODAY?

they're making me crazy with the lack of run support for wainwright.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: April 27, 2021 at 04:43 PM (#6015717)
Why does MLB have a commissioner who hates baseball?
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2021 at 04:44 PM (#6015718)
There are gambling ads or links on many, if not all, pre & post-game shows, game broadcasts, baseball-oriented websites (except BBTF?), as well as Internet scoreboards, and we’re just getting started.
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 27, 2021 at 05:02 PM (#6015725)
The commercials don't really bother me, especially after living in the UK where this stuff was everywhere. Are gambling ads that much more offensive than pharmaceutical ads?

But if they are letting gambling influence the product on the field, as that quote in #2 implies, that's very very bad.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2021 at 05:08 PM (#6015727)
Yadi to the IL, so it looks like Knizner will get a week+ to show what he can do.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: April 27, 2021 at 05:13 PM (#6015728)
#6: More directly, ballpark advertising -- very common for the nearest casino to have one of those rotating green screen ads behind the plate and/or elsewhere in the park -- and of course the Bally Sports Network.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 27, 2021 at 06:14 PM (#6015739)
Red Sox v Mets features 2 starters with an ERA of over 6 so of course I'm expecting a 1-0 pitcher's dual.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2021 at 06:28 PM (#6015740)
He said Adam Silver told him to stop talking about pace of game, because baseball's pace of game is perfect for sports betting (meaning wagering between pitches and innings).
Looks like my days as a baseball fan may be numbered. Refusing to do anything about the pace and instead filling the time with gambling (and more in-game ads, too!) is, I think, the one thing that would drive me away from the game. Very sad.
   12. The Mighty Quintana Posted: April 27, 2021 at 06:43 PM (#6015742)
My dear old dad was a bet every pitch kind of fan, God rest his soul....I preferred going to games with gramps.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2021 at 06:45 PM (#6015743)
if it helps, the technology is moving ahead so fast that it is increasingly feasible for operators to offer wagers even between pitches - almost. I think we're headed there soon, at which point keeping the game at a glacial point becomes less lucrative and more irrelevant.

Yankees keep their DiMaggio-like streak alive, now 22-for-22 in not using the same lineup as the night before.

Kristie Ackert
@ByKristieAckert
·
8m
Giants source confirms trade Tauchman to SF, Wandy Peralta to #Yankees. The #Yankees weren't the only team to ask about Peralta.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2021 at 07:07 PM (#6015746)
Bryan Hoch
@BryanHoch
·
1h
Kyle Higashioka will be getting more playing time. Aaron Boone said that he had a conversation with Gary Sanchez about the situation.

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

[fictional transcript - or is it?
BOONE: "Gary, you hit .147 last year and you're 2 for your last 28 without a HR. can you see where I'm going next?"]
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 27, 2021 at 07:36 PM (#6015750)
Jerry Blevins announced that he’s retiring. He’s 35 and hasn’t pitched since 2019 so it’s not a surprise. He had a few good years for the Mets and A’s and made $21 million in his career. Not bad for a middle reliever.

Link

   16. salvomania Posted: April 27, 2021 at 08:31 PM (#6015758)
Carlos Martinez packing a bit of a spare tire these days. Maybe the increased ballast will help stabilize his delivery and sharpen his command...
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2021 at 08:33 PM (#6015759)
Kyle Higashioka will be getting more playing time. Aaron Boone said that he had a conversation with Gary Sanchez about the situation.
2-for-2 with a HR so far tonight, He had a 1.210 OPS coming into tonight’s game, so it’s not just Sanchez’s slump that is causing Boone to want to see more of Higashioka.
   18. JJ1986 Posted: April 27, 2021 at 08:39 PM (#6015760)
It took me like 3 weeks to get completely tired of Kevin Pillar.
   19. frannyzoo Posted: April 27, 2021 at 08:39 PM (#6015761)
Mets run themselves out of an inning. When does deGrom pitch again?
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2021 at 08:49 PM (#6015762)
1986 Mets Hernandez, Darling, and Strawberry chatting on the broadcast tonight.

35 years ago? I'm not old - YOU'RE old!

Straw has a new book out.
I'm as confident that he will continue to keep his act together as one could possibly hope for given his lost years.

OTOH, Doc Gooden - he's still here, and we keep up hope. was a relief to hear him call up a NYC sports show unprompted recently, to congratulate a longtime host for some anniversary.

chat only lasted a few minutes, but he sounded good.

re deGrom - tomorrow

got talked into getting tix for that game #pricey with a sales pitch that any of you can use to great success:

whatever it is that seems too expensive to your family member or friend this year, you reply, "but how much money did we spend on [that thing] last year? zero. so..."
   21. Walt Davis Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:03 PM (#6015764)
Just checked into the Cubs-Braves box score ... Cubs have Bote batting 3rd, probably tells you all you need to know.

For those like me who wouldn't know a Wandy Peralta from a Wily Peralta, Wandy is a replacement-level LHR who apparently throws very hard and has played in bits of 6 seasons.
   22. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:24 PM (#6015770)
Not quite the 1-0 game I suggested between Mets and Red Sox, but both ERA over 6 starters looked good and put in a quality start. Richards has gone 7 with 10K, scattering 7 hits and only the lone homer as the only blemish.
   23. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6015771)
smattering of half-hearted boos in the 8th for another Lindor feeble AB in the 8th with the Mets down 2-1.

nothing like their lustier counterparts in The Bronx, but it's a long season after all
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6015772)
Another quality start by the Cardinals starting pitching, considering how bad they were for the first three weeks of the season, the last 7 or so days has been a refreshing reminder of what they can do. Sadly the offense doesn't know what it can do either.
   25. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6015773)
I don't know which umps are generally considered bad (other than the obvious two, Hernandez and West) but this is the third series the A's have drawn Brian Gorman's crew this year, and they seem to be consistently awful.
   26. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:37 PM (#6015774)
but both ERA over 6 starters looked good and put in a quality start. Richards has gone 7 with 10K, scattering 7 hits and only the lone homer as the only blemish.
Can we discuss for a moment how stupid head-to-head is in fantasy baseball?
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:54 PM (#6015776)
Martinez going into the 8th inning, as it stands right now, 3 Cardinal batters have as many hits as the Phillies team. (yes low bar I know, but the Phils have scored as many runs, 2 as they have hits, thanks to a couple of comically m8ss-timed errors. )

Martinez has one out in the 8th, and is at 87 pitches right now.
   28. Snowboy Posted: April 27, 2021 at 10:18 PM (#6015777)
Vlad Jr launched 3 HR tonight, 7 RBI
   29. Snowboy Posted: April 27, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6015781)
Sportsnet.ca declares youngest age with 3 grand slams, in AL history:
Tony Conigliaro (20)
A-Rod (20)
Mantle (21)
Griffey Jr (21)
Ted Williams (21)
Vlad Jr (22)
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2021 at 11:39 PM (#6015794)
even many BBTFers - ok, some - are too young to remember Tony Conigliaro

his real life is a Hollywood tragedy script

"Tony Conigliaro’s career got off to a terrific start, but tragedy repeatedly intervened and the great promise of his early years remained unfulfilled. A local boy made good, Tony was born and raised in the Boston area, signed with the hometown team, and made his major-league debut in 1964 soon after he turned 19 years old. In his very first at-bat at Fenway Park, Tony turned on the very first pitch he saw and pounded it out of the park for a home run.

"By hitting 24 home runs in his rookie season, he set a record for the most home runs ever hit by a teenager. When he led the league in homers with 32 the following year, he became the youngest player ever to take the home-run crown. When he hit home run number 100, during the first game of a doubleheader on July 23, 1967, he was only 22 – the youngest AL player to reach the 100-homer plateau."

it's worth a read if you don't know the details, or even if you do.

from that list - A-Rod, Mantle, Junior, Ted, Vlad Jr - them, you know
   31. Snowboy Posted: April 28, 2021 at 12:24 AM (#6015797)
I hoped the Tony C. ref might bring out some good memories.
(It also brings out bad memories. Sorry. But moreso hopefully good memories, at this stage.)
   32. Howie Menckel Posted: April 28, 2021 at 12:35 AM (#6015798)
even little brother Billy's SABR bio is a good read. a very different "almost" life that had its (more modest, but only relatively) moments

   33. Snowboy Posted: April 28, 2021 at 01:14 AM (#6015803)
Vlad's 3HR 7RBI game are not team records, except for being so young.
Carlos Delgado had a 4 HR game.
Roy Howell had a 9 RBI game in the first season of the franchise, 1977.
And Edwin Encarnacion had a 3 HR, 9 RBI game in 2015. Oh that was a moment. The fans delayed the game and were flooding the field with hats "hat trick!" "hat trick!" and it had to explained later to Edwin in the dugout what a "hat trick" meant to Canadians. (Hint: hockey)

But Vladdy Jr. should always remember that two of his tonight came off Max Scherzer. That guy is money. And when he threw that 1-1 pitch that Vladdy laid off in the third, with the bases loaded, he did the patented pitcher "rubs his brow, what am I gonna do with this guy" move.

If Vladdy Jr. had been in Rogers Centre tonight, instead of stuck in Dunedin because of covid, he would have been showered in ballcaps. Tonight would have been a night to remember. Instead, due to covid etc, the stadium response was muted. But make no mistake, he faced the Nationals, and took Max Scherzer deep twice, and the results can be printed.
   34. Howie Menckel Posted: April 28, 2021 at 01:32 AM (#6015806)
Dodgers have now lost 7 of their last 9 - alert the media

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe 3,000 Hit Club Is Closed for Maintenance
(40 - 11:54pm, Sep 26)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogVaxed, waxed, and ready for the WEEKEND OMNICHATTER!, for September 24-26, 2021
(141 - 11:48pm, Sep 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBob Uecker Day cause for 50th celebration
(1 - 11:44pm, Sep 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

Sox TherapyOK, Let’s Play Scenarios
(9 - 11:23pm, Sep 26)
Last: Textbook Editor

Sox TherapyIt's A Sprint, Not A Marathon
(70 - 11:18pm, Sep 26)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(14189 - 11:10pm, Sep 26)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogNBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread
(4616 - 10:55pm, Sep 26)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogMullins 1st Oriole in 30-30 club: 'It's surreal'
(20 - 10:41pm, Sep 26)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogChicago Cubs plan to be 'really active" in MLB free agency, says team president Jed Hoyer
(10 - 9:59pm, Sep 26)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Transfer! Kits! Other Stuff!
(288 - 4:59pm, Sep 26)
Last: manchestermets

NewsblogHyde to return as O's skipper in 2022
(2 - 3:35pm, Sep 26)
Last: Jack Keefe

NewsblogCarlos Gomez Officially Announces Retirement
(8 - 3:29pm, Sep 26)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

Newsblog14 wins in a row! Cards tie 1935 club record
(9 - 2:32pm, Sep 26)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogThey could be ROY vote-getters -- again
(13 - 2:46am, Sep 26)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogOT - August/September 2021 College Football thread
(251 - 10:43pm, Sep 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

Page rendered in 0.3466 seconds
48 querie(s) executed