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OMNICHATTER for the week of August 1-7, 2022

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   301. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:37 PM (#6090455)
And ANOTHER gift strike ends the inning. Just throw this ######## umpire into the Mississippi.
   302. Miserable, Non-Binary Candy is all we deserve CoB Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:38 PM (#6090456)
Here 'stache ... have another!

Bloody Hell, what an inning from that Ump.

SMH.
   303. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:39 PM (#6090458)
I can see why some people don't want Robo-umps.
   304. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:41 PM (#6090459)
Starting to rain at the stadium. Why not, everything else seems to be in this game.
   305. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:48 PM (#6090460)
What fun! What will the verdict be? Boo! The Braves get the Out, somehow.
I don't watch the Braves normally so I don't know if this is typical play for them.
   306. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:49 PM (#6090461)
Double by Dejong to give the Cardinals a 7-6 lead.
   307. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:54 PM (#6090462)
Oh boy, very silly replay situation in the Mets game.

Nimmo on first, Marte hits a grounder to second. Nimmo drops to the ground well before second base to make the second baseman tag him, but he’s tagged with an empty glove, ball in hand. Nimmo is ruled out. Marte beats the throw to first. Because Nimmo is called out, he stops running to second. Nimmo is subsequently properly tagged after the throw to first because the Braves realize the tag is missed.

Mets challenge and the umps say that the call is overturned but because there was an additional tag “that wasn’t impacted by the out call”, Nimmo is still out. Which is obviously garbage but obviously (to me), this play should not have been reviewable. It’s like a whistle being blown in the NFL, the out call ended Nimmo playing it out and it’s just bad luck for the Mets. You can’t assume that he would have made it safely if not for the call because maybe he gets retagged instead of throwing to first. Though it does look like the out call was given after the second baseman had already thrown to first. Again, that all just shows it shouldn’t be a reviewable play. It’s absurd that the review ends up with an explanation that obviously isn’t correct, even if the result is basically what should have happened (though it isn’t exactly fair, it’s still a missed call).
   308. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:55 PM (#6090463)
Called out on that play, pretty sure it was a bad call, looks like it should be an overturn and gives the Cardinals an 8-6 lead.
   309. Miserable, Non-Binary Candy is all we deserve CoB Posted: August 07, 2022 at 04:55 PM (#6090464)
Blargh ... SO close for Hicks-y

pretty sure it was a bad call,

I would call that one (unlike most of the ball strike calls) a wrong call, that was a millisecond between safe and out.


   310. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:00 PM (#6090465)
I would call that one (unlike most of the ball strike calls) a wrong call, that was a millisecond between safe and out.


I'll give you that. It wasn't a bad call at all, it was a wrong call and it's a perfectly reasonable wrong call, ball beat him, tag didn't, angle for the ump wasn't the best when glove made contact.

Edit: Cardinal announcers, with the day that the ump has been having, he had to know the call was going to get overturned.
   311. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:02 PM (#6090466)
The few bad calls on the field during an average gane can be overturned. No such luck with the dozens of bad calls by our home plate Stevie Wonders.
   312. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:08 PM (#6090467)
This has been some of the worst ball calling I can remember in a long time. And it's getting worse as the game moves on.
   313. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:08 PM (#6090468)
311, yup, replay can often lead to reviewing subjective calls, yet balls and strikes, which can more or less be calibrated by a computer to near perfection, is still not implemented. I can see an argument against using both, or not having replay but automated strikes, but I can’t see favoring replay and not an auto-strike zone.

I’m anti-replay and leaning more and more towards computers calling balls and strikes. Technology can be good if it’s adequate for the task at hand. Often it isn’t (hell the pitcher/catcher comms don’t even seem good enough yet), but balls and strikes are simple enough that I can’t really understand the resistance anymore.
   314. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:11 PM (#6090469)
Can't blame that walk on the ump. 9-6 Cardinals.
   315. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:13 PM (#6090470)
311, yup, replay can often lead to reviewing subjective calls, yet balls and strikes, which can more or less be calibrated by a computer to near perfection, is still not implemented. I can see an argument against using both, or not having replay but automated strikes, but I can’t see favoring replay and not an auto-strike zone.

I agree, but if you can only have one, I'd rather have the one that corrects dozens of calls a game, not one that corrects maybe none to three.

EDIT: I wrote that before you added your second paragraph, which I agree with 100%. I don't really hate replays in theory, but when they start getting out a slo-mo camera and calling a runner out if he takes his hand off a base by a tenth of an inch for a tenth of a second, that's just overlawyering applied to baseball games.
   316. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:22 PM (#6090471)
Love how that last pitch was a ball called a strike and the next pitch is a strike called a ball. I think this ump is just flipping a coin in his head for anything within two inches of the edge.
   317. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:23 PM (#6090472)
Phils sweep woeful Nats in a 4 game series, out scoring them 36-12.
   318. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:23 PM (#6090473)
Yup, I agree too, in principle, replay could be okay, but I don’t see any implementation that doesn’t turn into a slippery slope situation.

It’s also amazing that MLB lets the current situation play out, where every broadcast shows you the strike zone now so every person watching can critique the officiating in real time. What other sport would invite constant second guessing on nearly every play? It’s so bad optically, it’s crazy to me that we don’t have auto-strikes already… or that MLB put the hammer down and had broadcasts remove the box. Suppose you can’t put that rabbit back in the hat now though without inviting even more criticism.
   319. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:24 PM (#6090474)
I want to hear the coaches post game interview after this game, I'm sure no kind words will be said about the ump, and I'm sure they aren't going to hold their tongue. Ump is Ed Hickox. I don't know if baseball is like NFL/NBA/NHL and will fine coaches for commenting on the umps. I don't think they do, at least I can't remember it happening, but if they do, it's probably going to be worth it.
   320. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:27 PM (#6090475)
deGrom perfect through 3. Mets have yet to score though they’re only going into the bottom of the 3rd. It’s just already a bit annoying that the Mets have scored at least six runs in their last 7 games, except for the one that deGrom pitched.

In fact, it’s worse than that. They’ve scored 6 or more in their last 10 of 13, then one game of 4, one of 3 (which they both won), and then one 1-run performance. Guess which game that was?
   321. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:35 PM (#6090476)
YES had an interesting Yanks-Cards trivia question

Twice in history the Yanks and Cardinals have had MVP players in the same year. Name the two years and the four players
   322. yo la tengo (the poor man's Ron Darling) Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:36 PM (#6090477)
Jacob deserves MUCH better support from his guys. I wonder over the years if some of this is that the Mets are facing better pitchers on days when deGrom pitches.
   323. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:37 PM (#6090479)
Here's another thing about today's game: Only 5 1/2 innings gone, and it's already been 3 hours and 22 minutes. The longest 9 inning game in MLB history is 4 hours and 50 minutes.
   324. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:38 PM (#6090480)
Here's another thing about today's game: Only 5 1/2 innings gone, and it's already been 3 hours and 22 minutes. The longest 9 inning game in MLB history is 4 hours and 50 minutes.


Cardinal announcers were talking about it, but were saying "it doesn't feel like it" and other comments about how entertaining this game has been.
   325. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:38 PM (#6090481)
A 9-8 game in STL today through 5.5 innings. No errors yet -that unusual. The teams have either tied each other or had the lead change hands 5X already.

   326. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:40 PM (#6090482)
Whew, there’s some luck for deGrom. Alonso down the line, hits the bag, scores two!

Mets have been making Strider work hard. He’s gotten to two strikes on nearly every hitter, but can’t put them away easily. He’s at 73 now through 2.1.
   327. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:40 PM (#6090483)
Twice in history the Yanks and Cardinals have had MVP players in the same year. Name the two years and the four players

I had to look them up, and I wouldn't have gotten the first one in a million years. Maybe the second if I'd had an hour to think about it.
   328. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:42 PM (#6090484)
It's tough trivia for sure
   329. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:42 PM (#6090485)
Twice in history the Yanks and Cardinals have had MVP players in the same year. Name the two years and the four players


Just guessing 1985 Willie McGee and Mattingly?

Assume the other has to be Musial and Dimaggio?
   330. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:43 PM (#6090486)
Oops, not Musial and Dimaggio will go with Hornsby and Ruth (although I don't remember when the official MVP award started)
   331. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:45 PM (#6090487)
The Guardians' Triston McKenzie just threw 8 shutout innings against the Astros in a 1-0 win. Last month he threw 7 shutout innings against the Yankees in a 2-0 game when the Yankees were tearing the league apart.
   332. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:48 PM (#6090488)
4-0 Mets! I’m gonna take all the credit for the reverse jinx!

And Vogelbach scores all the way from 1st… but there’s no need to mention, y’all probably felt that.

…Because of the roar of the crowd, of course. I don’t know what YOU were thinking.
   333. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:51 PM (#6090489)
Mcgee and Mattingly are correct in 1985
   334. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:51 PM (#6090490)
That is why Goldy is going to win another gold glove this year. (Cardinals should easily win the gg for second and first, and will probably win for third although the Pirates third baseman Hayes probably deserves it as much)
   335. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:54 PM (#6090491)
If Atlanta loses today the Phillies will be only 2.5 behind them in the standings. Harper is expected back.
   336. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:54 PM (#6090492)
Medwick & Gehrig could have overlapped, or maybe Dean?

EDIT: Not quite, and the winner does strain the memory a bit on the Yankee side.
   337. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:54 PM (#6090493)
Mcgee and Mattingly are correct in 1985

Porn 'Stache and Fright Face!
   338. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:55 PM (#6090494)
DeGrom just passed Yu Darvish for most strikeouts in first 200 ML starts. (I think that's the word.)
   339. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:57 PM (#6090495)
I wonder if it's someone overlapping Torre? I think Lolich won the MVP in 68 so probably not Gibson. Who did we have as MVP between Torre and McGee?
   340. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:58 PM (#6090496)
deGrom perfect through 4, 8 Ks.

And we’re in the awkward territory where I’m basically rooting for the Braves to get a hit because my heart just can’t take a Kershaw situation.
   341. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 05:58 PM (#6090497)
McLain won the MVP in 1968. Lolich was World Series MVP. Pendleton?
   342. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:01 PM (#6090498)
, or maybe Dean?


Ruth was pretty much done by the time Dean won his, but Gehrig is a good possibility, was Muesel an MVP one year for the Yankees? (I don't think so, but I thought there was a weird one in the 20/30 for the Yankees.

Right now I'm thinking everyone who won and Musial is the obvious guy, but I think Berra won his after Musial's peak. I guess Cepeda might have timed with someone?
   343. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:02 PM (#6090499)
McLain won the MVP in 1968. Lolich was World Series MVP. Pendleton?


I'm bad with names, it was the guy who won 30 games, so of course it was McLain. Pendleton won with the Braves.
   344. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:03 PM (#6090500)
Yes, I guessed the Yankee MVP, but never would have figured out the corresponding Cardinal.
   345. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:03 PM (#6090501)
And we’re in the awkward territory where I’m basically rooting for the Braves to get a hit because my heart just can’t take a Kershaw situation.


Gameday hasn't noticed yet.
   346. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:05 PM (#6090502)
Yes, I guessed the Yankee MVP, but never would have figured out the corresponding Cardinal.


I'm trying to think who are surprise MVP... Medwick could have with Gehrig I guess? Mize?
   347. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:05 PM (#6090503)
Nobody is close on the second pairing of MVPs
   348. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:12 PM (#6090504)
Pujols and ARod?
   349. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:12 PM (#6090505)
Nobody is close on the second pairing of MVPs


Was it an official award at the time (1930 or so) or retro Mvp award?
   350. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:16 PM (#6090506)
I should feel bad that I can't think of all the Cardinal MVP awards.
   351. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:17 PM (#6090507)
Judge and Goldschmidt. :)
   352. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:19 PM (#6090508)
deGrom through 5. This Mets game is taking forever. The announcers warned us that he has an innings/pitch count.
   353. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:20 PM (#6090509)
deGrom, 5 perfect IP, 10Ks. He’s at 56 pitches. SNY says the plan was 6 innings, 75 pitches, which I figure based on his last start is a “whatever comes first” situation (which I don’t understand at all).

I’m really gonna hate this if the Braves don’t get a hit soon.
   354. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:21 PM (#6090510)
omg... the headline on mlb for yesterday game "Monty Burns former club".... I betcha the headline writer has been waiting for a time to use a Monty burns reference (I'm sure it probably has been done a dozen times but I never saw it before, so it's new to me.)
   355. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:22 PM (#6090511)
Yes, I guessed the Yankee MVP, but never would have figured out the corresponding Cardinal.
That must refer to Mattingly - McGee. For the other one, the Yankee is the far more obscure player.
   356. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:28 PM (#6090512)
Tyler O'Neil finally participates in this game. I would not be surprised if he tries to steal on the first pitch.
   357. fran Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:29 PM (#6090513)
YC -- and cfb -- not to me. There's a pretty good reason why I thought of the Yankee guy & also why I'm not sure everybody would agree that he is far more obscure.
And yes it is an official mvp year.
   358. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:31 PM (#6090515)
YC -- and cfb -- not to me. There's a pretty good reason why I thought of the Yankee guy & also why I'm not sure everybody would agree that he is far more obscure.
And yes it is an official mvp year.


I think they are both about equally obscure. I had to cheat eventually. But the one in New York is in the hof and played for New York so he is definitely not a complete obscure player, but I would never have gotten him, heck for some reason in my head he played for the Red Sox(never did)
   359. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:32 PM (#6090516)
DeJong padding the lead for the Cardinals, 12-8 after a three run shot.
   360. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:35 PM (#6090517)
348 has it with Pujols and Arod in 2005

And of course judge and Goldy may add a new pair shortly
   361. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:37 PM (#6090518)
Yankees are being swept in STL. We were very lucky to face their getaway lineups with a few key players missing
   362. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:38 PM (#6090519)
In their ten meetings so far, the Yankees have swept the Cardinals 3 times, Cardinals have never swept the Yankees.
   363. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:39 PM (#6090520)
deGrom walks one after 5.2. I’ll take it, haha. I can handle a combined no-hitter, been there, done that.

Ugh and now it makes me sad because deGrom gives up a two run homer. I was gonna be comfortable with him leaving too without a hit because he was laboring (relatively) in this inning. 12 Ks though!
   364. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:43 PM (#6090521)
Was LeMahieu's 9th-iining homer the Ynaks first of the series?
   365. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:44 PM (#6090522)
Was LeMahieu's 9th-iining homer the Ynaks first of the series?


Yes.
   366. greenback needs a ride, not ammo Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:46 PM (#6090523)
Aren't the Yankees supposed to be good?
   367. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:47 PM (#6090524)
Mets could tie the Yankees in record today now. That didn’t seem very likely a few weeks ago.
   368. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 06:58 PM (#6090526)
MLB power rankings might not have a Yankee team in the top spot for the first time all season long? I might be wrong on that, but I think the Yankees have been top ranked since pretty much the third week of the season.

Edit: Since week 9.
   369. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:14 PM (#6090535)
Musial and Spud Chandler.
   370. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:16 PM (#6090536)
348 has it with Pujols and Arod in 2005


Then there's 3.
   371. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:17 PM (#6090537)
Actually, there's 4.
   372. yo la tengo (the poor man's Ron Darling) Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:19 PM (#6090538)
This is a great time of the year for Rodriguez to turn it around in the Mets bullpen. I hope this is the beginning of a trend, not just one good night
   373. yo la tengo (the poor man's Ron Darling) Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:31 PM (#6090541)
This Edwin Diaz is pretty good at baseball these days...
   374. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:34 PM (#6090542)
Actually, there's 4.


Damnit, I need to figure the last one out now. The one I cheated out, the Cardinal player's brother also played baseball.
   375. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:39 PM (#6090543)
Marty Marion and DiMaggio?
   376. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:41 PM (#6090544)
Damnit, I need to figure the last one out now. The one I cheated out, the Cardinal player's brother also played baseball.

Boyer and Howard in ‘64?

EDIT: Shoot, Howard was 1963.
   377. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:43 PM (#6090545)
No to either of those. Howard won his in 1963. When Marion won, DiMaggio was in the Army.
   378. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 07:45 PM (#6090546)
Musial and Spud Chandler.


Okay, that one I never would have guessed.

Back to back years this feat was accomplished.
   379. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:25 PM (#6090552)
Aren't the Yankees supposed to be good?

Strictly past tense at this point. Their pitching staff ain't got no stoppers, and their lineup has too many stoppees. And now it's not even certain when Rizzo will be back.
   380. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:30 PM (#6090553)
A couple of recycled trivia questions:

1. When did Eddie Mathews first play for Boston? For Milwaukee? For Atlanta?

2. What Hall of Famer played for the first last place finisher in his team's history, and was then traded to a team that in the following year took its place in the cellar?
   381. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:35 PM (#6090554)
2. What Hall of Famer played for the first last place finisher in his team's history, and was then traded to a team that in the following year took its place in the cellar?


You have to assume this is an expansion team, because I'm not going to go back to 1880 and look at team records.

But considering that pretty much every expansion team finished last their first season, it's going to be a tough guess(except maybe the first year of the 60's expansion)

I would say Nolan Ryan.
   382. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:38 PM (#6090555)
There are 4, not sure why YES only had two pairs. Perhaps they qualified it a time period and I didnt hear that part but I don't think so
   383. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:51 PM (#6090556)
There are 4, not sure why YES only had two pairs. Perhaps they qualified it a time period and I didnt hear that part but I don't think so


To get to 2, it would be a qualifier of 'since integration' or post ww2.
   384. stanmvp48 Posted: August 07, 2022 at 08:59 PM (#6090558)
#380 Dawson?
   385. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 07, 2022 at 09:17 PM (#6090560)
1. When did Eddie Mathews first play for Boston? For Milwaukee? For Atlanta?


1952, 1951, 1950

2. What Hall of Famer played for the first last place finisher in his team's history, and was then traded to a team that in the following year took its place in the cellar?


Nap Lajoie.

What HOFer played for his team's first last place finisher, and the next year was traded to a team that won its first ever WS?
   386. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2022 at 09:40 PM (#6090562)
another day, another block party at Citi Field !

had seats upper deck, last two, almost behind home plate.

#birdseyeview

the sporadic, derisive tomahawk chanting of Saturday night for the smattering of Braves fans last night was in more full-throated vein today.

in the exiting stairway scrum, the order of chants was:
LET'S GO METS!
NO-OOO-OOOOOOH...NO-OO-OOOOOH....!" [sung to the tune of the Tomahawk Chop theme]
YANKEES SUCK!"

The first 18 times the Braves swung at deGrom's slider, they missed.
rookie Harris managed to foul off the last 2 of the day - a sign that deGrom was slipping, that they could even hit a foul ball.

Mets fanned 19 batters, tying the club record held both by Seaver and Cone. deGrom whiffed two in each of the first 6 innings. after allowing his first baserunner with 2 out in the 6th - followed by his first hit as a 2-run HR - deGrom angrily slammed his glove onto the dugout bench.

after the game, deGrom said twice that he "probably" would have been ok with leaving after 6 perfect innings, as 6 IP or 75 pitches (which is how many he threw) were the dueling "pitch counts" beforehand.

   387. The Duke Posted: August 07, 2022 at 09:50 PM (#6090563)
LA is stomping SD in this series. #tradesnotenough
   388. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 10:53 PM (#6090567)
1. When did Eddie Mathews first play for Boston? For Milwaukee? For Atlanta?

1952, 1951, 1950

2. What Hall of Famer played for the first last place finisher in his team's history, and was then traded to a team that in the following year took its place in the cellar?

Nap Lajoie.


Check and double check.
   389. Banta Posted: August 07, 2022 at 10:59 PM (#6090568)
Howie, is the Diaz Trumpets entrance new this year? I know it’s getting a lot of play but I still love it. Wish I could attend, but we’re in process of moving and not gonna be able to make the six hour trek.
   390. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2022 at 11:02 PM (#6090569)
What HOFer played for his team's first last place finisher, and the next year was traded to a team that won its first ever WS?

Probably Grover Cleveland Alexander. I know he played for the 1926 Cardinals and the 1925 Cubs, and I'm pretty sure the Cubs never finished last before 1925, at least after 1900.
   391. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 08, 2022 at 07:51 AM (#6090586)
Correct. I discovered that now while researching your question. I thought I had it with Rabbit Maranville, who was also on the 1925 Cubs, and then was traded to Brooklyn, but they merely finished in 6th in 1926.
   392. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 08, 2022 at 11:07 AM (#6090609)
Okay, Misirlou, here's the final question for the expiring Omnichatter, also recycled from some time ago:

What great pitching rotation featured three starters who each spoke a different second language at home?

   393. Howie Menckel Posted: August 08, 2022 at 02:01 PM (#6090641)
is the Diaz Trumpets entrance new this year? I know it’s getting a lot of play but I still love it.

he had it in Seattle, but did not have in his disastrous 2019 season as a Met, and 2020 was an attendance washout so irrelevant.
someone convinced him to bring it back last year and - voila!

Mr. and Mrs. Met play the "air trumpet" side-by-side on the field as Diaz enters, and many fans do as well.
   394. Banta Posted: August 08, 2022 at 07:28 PM (#6090697)
Thanks Howie, I never saw it on TV last year, but it seems like they’ve shown it a lot this season. Makes sense since he’s become a phenomenon of sorts. I’ve seen the Mr. and Mrs. Met schtick, it’s all very good.
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