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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2017, 11:14:55 AM »
Brewers sweep Cubs at Wrigley.  I put them out to pasture a few weeks ago but the Central is wide open now.  Cards are tied with the Brewers 2 games back.  The three teams play each other a lot over the next couple of weeks.

anyone of those three teams could have ran away with this division had they just played good baseball. All three teams have had small stretches of a few good games of baseball but all in all they all three have pretty much sucked it up. Just when you thought one team was going to pull clear they'd go on a 2-8, 3-10 losing streak while the other two would go 8-2 or 7-3. It's been mind numbing.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2017, 06:33:33 PM »
21 straight for the Indians. That's more than the Browns have won since the start of the 2012 season.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2017, 09:23:14 AM »
the Indians will likely fizzle out in the playoffs.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2017, 07:46:29 PM »
September doesn't matter in October.  Hopefully that's true with the Dodgers.  This upcoming series with Washington is concerning.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Well, scratch that.  Dodgers BLANK the NL East champs!!!   :metal :metal :metal :metal

Oh, and the WINdians fell short.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #110 on: September 15, 2017, 08:35:07 PM »
Kevin Kiermeyer made a ridiculous catch against the Sox tonight. Amazing!


EDIT: Make that TWO great catches. Holy crap! :metal
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« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2017, 07:39:19 PM »
Yet another fan injury at a baseball game

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20768433/young-fan-new-york-yankees-game-hit-face-foul-ball

Segments from the always superb 'Real Sports from last year (episode 229)

They've had nets along the foul lines in Japan for decades, along with 'excite' seats
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Think you can stop a foul ball in a seat between home plate and 3rd base?
http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/229-episode/video/ep-229-trailer-sudden-impact.html?autoplay=true

And all MLB and the minor leagues do is talk, talk, talk.  I have seen a couple people hurt during my years at games.  When is the commissioner going to wake up?


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Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2017, 11:49:27 AM »
27 out of their last 28 and now a 13 game road win streak, with Bauer, Carrasco and Kluber set to go this weekend in Seattle.  It's fun being a fan of the Tribe right now.
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« Reply #113 on: September 27, 2017, 07:55:48 PM »
I see that Matt Cain is retiring after his start this weekend. Man, that kid was a as solid as they come.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #114 on: October 03, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
Postseason baseball is underway!

Two teams that weren't expected to be here as of yet. Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.


Who I'm rooting for.... in order from first to last.

1. Colorado
2. Houston
3. Minnesota
4. Arizona 
5. Cleveland
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7. Chicago Cubs
8. Washington 
9. N.Y. Yankees
10. Boston


I predicted Boston over Chicago before the season started. Would hate to see that.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #115 on: October 03, 2017, 06:43:18 PM »
Why the Boston hate?
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #116 on: October 03, 2017, 06:46:03 PM »
Go Cubbies
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #117 on: October 03, 2017, 06:46:40 PM »
Why the Boston hate?

Orioles fan... a lil jelly.. lil salty.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #118 on: October 03, 2017, 06:47:39 PM »
Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #119 on: October 03, 2017, 06:53:16 PM »
Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #120 on: October 03, 2017, 06:55:46 PM »
Chris (it's Chris, right?), I see you adopted the Eagles?
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #121 on: October 03, 2017, 06:59:45 PM »
Chris (it's Chris, right?), I see you adopted the Eagles?

Yes, and yes! But I suppose that's a story for a different thread!

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2017, 07:01:50 PM »
I know the story, I just noticed your new avatar. Might not be the year to adopt the Patriots! :lol
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #123 on: October 03, 2017, 09:42:49 PM »
Aaron Judge for president :metal
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #124 on: October 04, 2017, 07:50:20 AM »
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #125 on: October 05, 2017, 05:38:43 PM »
Is it me or were the guys calling the Sox/Astros game today a tad bias? Seems like they did nothing but shit talk the Red Sox.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #126 on: October 05, 2017, 06:32:55 PM »
Unfortunately I missed the game today, but apparently, it looked like the Sox deserved the shit talk.


Who did the game?
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #127 on: October 06, 2017, 07:47:18 AM »
Aaron Judge for president :metal

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« Reply #128 on: October 06, 2017, 09:04:06 AM »
Unfortunately I missed the game today, but apparently, it looked like the Sox deserved the shit talk.


Who did the game?

It was broadcast on MLB Network.  I don't know who the callers were.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #129 on: October 12, 2017, 10:26:34 PM »
Horrid call against the Nats on the reversal call at first base. Just horrid. But, it was the new darlings of the MLB who it benefits so.....
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #130 on: October 12, 2017, 10:34:24 PM »
Yep, just awful.

And the rules state, too, that a play is dead when a batter swings and misses and accidentally makes contact with the catcher, so the Cubs got two runs earlier they shouldn't have gotten.

Sure does feel like the fix is in (although I don't actually think that).

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #131 on: October 12, 2017, 10:36:06 PM »
I wouldn't say fixed.....but to reverse that call and bail the Cubs out of that inning when the Nats were on full throttle about to tie the game.....horrible.
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« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2017, 10:37:10 PM »
Agreed.

That aside, the Nats catcher has completely shit the bed tonight.  Three extra runs have been scored because he sucks.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2017, 10:46:50 PM »
MLB owes the Nationals a major apology.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #134 on: October 12, 2017, 10:47:27 PM »
Agreed.  It certainly didn't look definitive enough to overturn.

What a horribly long-ass game too.  This is why baseball is my least favorite of the big-4 leagues.

The Nats just can't pull the trigger in October, can they?
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #135 on: October 12, 2017, 10:48:07 PM »
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol

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« Reply #136 on: October 12, 2017, 10:56:55 PM »
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol

True. That call didn't lose them the game but to reverse the call that was made on inconclusive video, in that moment when the Nats were all over for Cubs pitcher and were set to tie the game at minimum......utter BS. id be infuriated if I were a Nats fan/player.
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« Reply #137 on: October 13, 2017, 06:24:08 AM »
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol

True. That call didn't lose them the game but to reverse the call that was made on inconclusive video, in that moment when the Nats were all over for Cubs pitcher and were set to tie the game at minimum......utter BS. id be infuriated if I were a Nats fan/player.

I would too... but ultimately, Kev is right.  They (and the Indians) should've never been in that position.

Baker *has* to be fired now, doesn't he?  The franchise has been so good in the regular season for what ... 6 years now, but just can't get any playoff success.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
« Reply #138 on: October 13, 2017, 08:31:36 AM »
2 runners on with 2 outs indicates full throttle about to tie the game?  :huh:

Matt Wieters' inability to catch or throw the ball led directly to at least 2 runs.  Really baffling to see a catcher put forth so little effort in blocking balls especially with men on base.
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« Reply #139 on: October 13, 2017, 08:37:09 AM »
A runner on first with 2 outs indicates full throttle about to tie the game?  :huh:

Matt Wieters' inability to catch or throw the ball led directly to at least 2 runs.  Really baffling to see a catcher put forth so little effort in blocking balls especially with men on base.

There was a runner on third as well.....they had already scored two runs in the inning......lead off hitter up who the pitch before fouled one straight back and was on it. I've played in and seen enough baseball to know that the possibility of them at minimum the Nats were tying the game that inning. Little doubt in my mind. That pitcher was leaving every pitch right over the plate and had just given up two line drive base hits right up the middle.

What you said was true....the Nats catcher did cost them some runs and probably the game. but my point is that although I don't blame the loss on the reversed call...there simply was not any concrete evidence that the runners foot came off the bag at the same time the tag was still on him. None. For that to be reversed at that moment in the game was a HUGE bail out for the Cubs, and again....like I said....doesn't surprise me being that the Cubs are the new darlings of the MLB. Very 'fortunate' for them....
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