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kiidcarter8

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #240 on: August 14, 2018, 09:59:27 PM »

ahhhhright, Kimby
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« Reply #241 on: August 14, 2018, 10:02:45 PM »

Kimbrel makes an interesting game a little more interesting

good game

3 games. 5 runs per side.

A Phillies-Red Sox World Series could be very interesting, if both teams manage to get that far - which it is far too early to predict.
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« Reply #242 on: August 14, 2018, 10:20:18 PM »

Hembree's kind of growin on me

https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1029539364882313216

Heh - Odubel
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« Reply #243 on: August 14, 2018, 10:46:32 PM »

Todays quiz:


Mookie Betts has a chance to do something only 12 others have done in MLB history

.350 BA
.425 on base %
.650 SLG%

Who are the other 12?

Who are the only 2 two to do it twice (one easy, one tough)?

So, Kiid...

I'm up to 21 of them (post 1899). Did you invert the digits? And more than two who did it twice and a bunch of others with more than twice.

What gives?
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« Reply #244 on: August 14, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »

ataboy

https://sports.yahoo.com/latest-bigotry-reminds-us-baseball-indeed-white-mans-game-060228106.html

In other words, the Red Sox are the personification of Betts, who is threatening to join an elite group: Players who have finished a season with at least a .350 batting average, a .425 on-base percentage and a .650 slugging percentage. The last to do it was Albert Pujols and before that Barry Bonds. Others include Babe Ruth (eight times), Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, George Brett, Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio and, of course, Larry Walker twice.



Never did like Passan (though in fairness he did say "including")

Oh well - gave you idiots something to do
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« Reply #245 on: August 14, 2018, 11:28:10 PM »

kid

It appears the only idiot was you in that you accepted Passan's information as accurate and complete without checking.

atta boy

keep on underperforming
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« Reply #246 on: August 14, 2018, 11:38:23 PM »

ataboy

https://sports.yahoo.com/latest-bigotry-reminds-us-baseball-indeed-white-mans-game-060228106.html

In other words, the Red Sox are the personification of Betts, who is threatening to join an elite group: Players who have finished a season with at least a .350 batting average, a .425 on-base percentage and a .650 slugging percentage. The last to do it was Albert Pujols and before that Barry Bonds. Others include Babe Ruth (eight times), Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, George Brett, Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio and, of course, Larry Walker twice.



Never did like Passan (though in fairness he did say "including")

Oh well - gave you idiots something to do

Right. We're idiots because you misinterpreted something a sportscaster wrote, deciding he was complete and changing what he said while you were at it.

I take it that you are not up to trying to figure out the other 8.

That's fine.

I thought it was a good and interesting puzzle, despite the misleading (okay, bogus) clues.

Here's a clue. At least 3 people did it in the same year.
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« Reply #247 on: August 15, 2018, 12:10:08 AM »

Cool.

Some big names there

And yeah - Passan is a putz.
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« Reply #248 on: August 15, 2018, 12:11:30 AM »

Another big night for Mr Happ, who Yanks gave up waaaaay too much for.
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« Reply #249 on: August 15, 2018, 12:28:53 AM »

Who said that?
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« Reply #250 on: August 15, 2018, 12:48:49 AM »

Sparks fly in LA

Hundley and Puig ejected
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« Reply #251 on: August 15, 2018, 01:22:32 AM »

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« Reply #252 on: August 15, 2018, 01:21:14 PM »

Scherzer is close to "Pedro in his prime" territory.

Scherzer's is probably my favorite non-Sox pitcher.

A related article in yesterdays Globe


https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2018/08/14/chris-sale-measuring-peak-pedro-and-two-other-overlooked-red-sox-stats/GzIbiuIxxzjqPAE8XyQnWL/story.html

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« Reply #253 on: August 15, 2018, 03:34:43 PM »

https://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/08/latest_2018_world_series_odds_red_sox_overwhelming.html

Boston the big favorite to win it all.

But in the playoffs, pressure to wrap up a monster season becomes too great for some teams.

Either they win it all, or we find out who this year's version of Grady Little will be.

Vince Velasquez tries out his mound skills in a big games for the Utes tonight. He hits well, too. Which is what they need. Wilson Ramos reports for duty.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #254 on: August 15, 2018, 04:39:19 PM »

heh

persistence.

Off the top of my head, I think the '60 Yankees or '69 Orioles may have been the best pennant winners (edit--I saw) not to win their respective World Series.
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