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Offline kingshmegland

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2018, 11:16:17 AM »
Just booked The TAC Summer Vacation 2018 last night, and this morning, bought tickets to take in a Giants game.  :metal
Damn, it's expensive.

You should hook up with RJ (Lonestar)!!!!
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2018, 11:22:29 AM »
Just booked The TAC Summer Vacation 2018 last night, and this morning, bought tickets to take in a Giants game.  :metal
Damn, it's expensive.

You should hook up with RJ (Lonestar)!!!!


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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2018, 12:29:48 PM »
Just booked The TAC Summer Vacation 2018 last night, and this morning, bought tickets to take in a Giants game.  :metal
Damn, it's expensive.

You should hook up with RJ (Lonestar)!!!!

I KNOW WHO RJ IS!!!

would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
And JAY!!!!!
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« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2018, 01:24:34 PM »
Just booked The TAC Summer Vacation 2018 last night, and this morning, bought tickets to take in a Giants game.  :metal
Damn, it's expensive.

My son and I went to a game at AT&T a few years ago.  It's a pretty cool stadium (miles better than Candletrash Park, which I visited in the early 90s).  Hope the Giants lose but that you enjoy yourself.

My son and I are going to NYC in a couple weeks for games at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field (Dodgers v. Mets!) and a Staten Island Yankees game.  It's getting close, so I'm starting to get pumped.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 05, 2018, 01:38:54 PM »
We try and hit a ball park if possible while on vacation.

2015..Dodger Stadium




2016...Coors Field





Gee, I wonder what I'll wear to AT&T Park.  ;D
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2018, 02:11:02 PM »
And JAY!!!!!


Do you not realize how large California is? :lol
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2018, 02:12:25 PM »
Neither does my wife. She's like, oh maybe we'll go to Disney for a day. I'm like WTF?? That's like driving from Virginia to Florida! :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2018, 02:55:45 PM »
And JAY!!!!!


Do you not realize how large California is? :lol

7 hours away but screw him.  Same state! :lol
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 06, 2018, 12:30:53 PM »
So...I was looking at the NL West standings this morning, and it raised a conundrum I've had for a while.

Generally, if a team has a winning record, folks will say that the team is X games over .500, with X being the difference between the team's number of wins and number of losses.  For example, as of this morning, the Red Sox are 42-19, so it would typically be said that the Sox are 23 games over .500.  It works the same for a team with a losing record.  The Orioles are 19-41, so they're 22 games under .500.

However, when we talk about how far ahead one team is over another, we take the difference between Team A's wins and Team B's wins, subtract the difference between Team B's losses and Team A's losses, and divide that result by 2.

Where I'm going with all this is that, as of this morning, the Diamondbacks are 32-28, so one would typically say they are four games over .500.  However, the Dodgers are currently a .500 team (30-30).  Therefore, the Diamondbacks are, simultaneously, four games over .500 but only two games ahead of a .500 team!

Am I the only one who thinks this makes no sense at all?
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #80 on: June 06, 2018, 12:37:31 PM »
It's because that .500 team plays games too.  If the Diamondbacks lost their next two and the Dodgers won their next two, they'd have the same record.

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2018, 07:06:05 PM »
Where I'm going with all this is that, as of this morning, the Diamondbacks are 32-28, so one would typically say they are four games over .500.  However, the Dodgers are currently a .500 team (30-30).  Therefore, the Diamondbacks are, simultaneously, four games over .500 but only two games ahead of a .500 team!

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2018, 12:25:10 PM »
Chris Davis is on track to have the worst season in MLB history...

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[/It's pretty frightening to be on an "on-pace-for" the worst season of all-time by a large margin when you're nearing mid-June. Chris Davis's on-pace-for in fWAR would rank him 81892 out of 81892 player-seasons since 1901. By NEARLY A FULL WIN.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 08, 2018, 12:34:50 PM »
WTF is "fWAR"?

I really hate "advanced stats" and the fact that MLB Network has started throwing them out there as if they actually mean something.  Fortunately, there are at least a couple of the on-air personalities who call BS anytime  those things are brought up.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 08, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »
The dude has only scored 5 runs all season. 5 runs, for an everyday starter.

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[/His five runs so fascinated me I even looked them up:

-- April 14: Doubled off somebody named Marcus Walden of the Red Sox and scored on two groundouts.

-- May 2: Singled off Eduardo Paredes of the Angels and later scored on Jace Peterson's triple.

By the way, both of these runs came in the ninth inning of games the Orioles were losing 10-2 entering the frame. I can't even continue.


So I guess in this case.... the advanced stats are spot on!

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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2018, 12:47:45 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing about the shittiness of Chris Davis's season to date.  Mine was just a general rant.
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Re: 2018 Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #87 on: June 13, 2018, 11:18:55 AM »
Well that sucks.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23775735/miguel-cabrera-detroit-tigers-remainder-season-ruptured-biceps-tendon

That is too bad.  I wonder if he doesn't think long and hard about hanging up his spikes.  I don't know what his contract situation is, but he probably had/has a pretty good chance of getting to 500 home runs and an outside shot at 3,000 hits.  He's a lock for the HoF, but it's too bad his Tigers teams could never win a World Series.  His 2012 season was just ridiculous, but his follow up in 2013 might have been even better (2 fewer RBI, same number of homers, and BA, OBP and SLG all increased significantly).
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