Baseball Thread; a.k.a. "Stay the fuck out, Slippy"

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Root, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Root

    Root New Member

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    Seeing as she's kinda nice to me, we'll talk baseball in here
     
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    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    :rofl:

    Thank you hunnie. :wub:
     
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    Can't you fucking read?????
     
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    Typical broad. :facepalm:

    Back to your thread, Slippy. Men are talking. :jj:
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Are we talking about the game itself or the men who play it?
     
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    I'm a huge baseball fan. Had really high hopes for the Tigers this year but they aren't cooperating. I knew they'd suck on defense, but offense has been the problem for most of the season. That wasn't supposed to happen with two of baseball's best hitters (Cabrera and Fielder) hitting 3rd and 4th. I've been bitching all season long.
     
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    Root New Member

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    Tell me aboot it, I simply comply with a simple request...

    :jj:
     
  8. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    I like books about baseball. I am currently reading this:

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  9. Root

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    Either/or

    Only problem with those two is that Jim insists on playing them both in the field, and Verlander only pitches 34 games a year...

    How bout those Dodgers, huh??? Best record in baseball so far!!! Did not see that coming, and I'm loving the articles that keep linking Hamels and Hamilton to them for next year
     
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    Any good stuff in it?
     
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    Quite a scam that the Dodgers filed bankruptcy. Now they're going to be spending like whores. Texas did the same thing. Bankrupt one day, buying up good players the next. There's always a surprise team in baseball. Dodgers are it this year. I'm almost glad to see the Nationals doing well, but they don't have any real fans. No one lives in Washington. They're all politicians and their staffs and come from all over the country.

    Either the Tigers' owner is insane or the GM (Dave Dombrowski) sucks. After making the 2006 World Series, Dombrowski tied up all their players to long term contracts. Few panned out and the Tigers ended up with old, overpriced, underperforming veterans and it killed them. They finally got rid of the last of those contracts this year and what did they do? They signed Fielder in a panic when Victor Martinez blew out his knee. So now we have Cabrera, Fielder, and Delmon Young playing in the field. They have no real 2B. Their SS has limited range. It's embarrassing watching them play defense. They're dead last in turning double plays. So we have another high-priced team that can't field and has numerous holes. :facepalm: Leyland had Ryan Raburn (who was hitting .125 or something) batting 2nd the game before they sent him down to the minors. If a player is struggling that bad, why put him in such a prominent spot? He does that shit all the time.
     
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    Yeah, agreed with the defensive heroics, even the last play required a bullet throw from third as well.

    I'd like to think it was McCourt rather than the Dodgers filing for bankruptcy, teams get tarred by the same brush as their owners.
    And you could hardly claim bankruptcy when you've just shelled out $2 billion, so I want to see the new owners splashing the cash!!
     
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    Interesting so far. I'm not too far along. Eventually he imbeds himself into umpire school and becomes an umpire and works his way up to the big leagues (spring training). It really gives you a perspective on the game that only that small group of people ever gets to see.
     
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    Austin Jackson made a spectacular catch in the 9th inning during Armando Galarraga's perfect one-hitter. Of course, Jim Joyce made the worst call in the history of baseball right after that and robbed Galarraga of his place in the record books.
    The more I scrutinize umpires, them more I think they make bad calls. Literally every play at 2B is wrong. If the ball beats the runner, he's out regardless of the tag. They're great at spotting outfielders catching the ball off the ground, but tags are only right about 50% of the time. The strike zone is tough. I don't know how they can be as accurate with those calls as they are. I hate that each ump has their own strike zone and certain pitchers are given the benefit of doubt over others.
     
  17. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Every time Droog posts, I'm intimidated

    That's one smart mother fucker

    If I were a mod I would ban his smart ass
     
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    I was supposed to take my sons to this game. Spent 3 hours trying to find a hotel room the other night (nothing less than 3 stars) until I realized the US Open is in San Francisco and starts tomorrow.. Booked a room for Sunday night instead.. How amazing would it have been to be there for the perfect game with your two sons? We're insane Giants fans too
     
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    Pwnd!
     
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    BearShit BearShit + Tom Hardy = BFF

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    sucks for joo faggit, neg reps