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josh

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #285 on: August 17, 2018, 11:11:29 AM »

its the dry-heat.

It's the heat, not the humility?
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« Reply #286 on: August 17, 2018, 12:27:36 PM »

its the dry-heat.

It's the heat, not the humility?

Sounds about right.

It was funny, early yesterday I scanned the games and saw Buchholz was pitching, and i had forgotten about him, so I looked at his #s, and had a "good for him" reaction.

And then he a CG win last night.

Good for him.

It seems it wasn't all that long ago "we" had him and Lester penciled in as our budding #1 #2 homegrown studs pitching and winning in Fenway for the next decade.

time flies.
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« Reply #287 on: August 17, 2018, 01:42:07 PM »

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Diamondbacks 5, Padres 1: If you placed money on “Some time in 2018 Clay Buchholz will pitch a complete game, allowing only one run on five hits, getting the win for a playoff contending team” before the season began you would’ve been arrested for suspected time-traveling and/or placed in a rubber room so you could not do any harm to others or to yourself. Yet it happened. He got five runs of support in the first inning, thanks in part to a David Peralta three-run homer, and other than allowing a Hunter Renfroe solo shot in the eighth, he was lights-out. Not too bad for a guy everyone thought was burnt toast not too long ago.

Speaking of resilience.

I'm glad for Clay, but I sure wonder what changed for him! Maybe the heat of the spotlights in Boston and Philly was too much, but with nobody paying attention in AZ, he's thriving?

You have to understand pitching

And adjustments

And health

Resilience?  Yeah, of course that is part of it.

Good story in the Globe about Eovaldi's transformation.  The cutter that WAS, then wasnt (after a trade).  Now it is again(after Eovaldi suggested it be revived).

Has gone from throwing 70% fastballs to much less than 50.

Yep, pitchers often have more than 1 or even 2 lives.

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« Reply #288 on: August 17, 2018, 09:34:33 PM »

Nola! Ring the bell! Utes get it done.

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« Reply #289 on: August 17, 2018, 10:56:14 PM »

Need one more
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« Reply #290 on: August 18, 2018, 08:37:18 AM »

An A's- Phillies World Series...now, there's something to ask the baseball gods to bring us all!
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« Reply #291 on: August 18, 2018, 12:16:57 PM »

What Fall Classic would be complete without a football field lined out on the diamond?

Pop-up to the 30-yard line--can the SS call for a fair catch?


 
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« Reply #292 on: August 18, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »

An A's- Phillies World Series...now, there's something to ask the baseball gods to bring us all!

Longest subway series since 1962!
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« Reply #293 on: August 18, 2018, 03:17:15 PM »

What Fall Classic would be complete without a football field lined out on the diamond?

Pop-up to the 30-yard line--can the SS call for a fair catch?

Not if it's in foul territory.
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« Reply #294 on: August 18, 2018, 03:18:44 PM »

Save Billy Hamilton, Bader on the Cardinals might be the fastest player in baseball. He's a blur.


Have you seen the Mighty Roman Quinn, yet?
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« Reply #295 on: August 18, 2018, 03:33:53 PM »

Save Billy Hamilton, Bader on the Cardinals might be the fastest player in baseball. He's a blur.


Have you seen the Mighty Roman Quinn, yet?

Bader's tied for fourth, according to StatCast, while Quinn is tied for 9th. Byron Buxton is 1st, ahead of Hamilton and Trea Turner, who are tied for 2nd:
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard?year=2018&position=&team=&min=10

Rajai Davis is tied for 24th. He's 38. Only one person over 28 is above him. Albert Pujols is at the bottom, a couple slots below Yadier Molina.
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« Reply #296 on: August 18, 2018, 07:38:17 PM »

Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years
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« Reply #297 on: August 18, 2018, 09:23:55 PM »

Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years

Cal Ripken is one of them.

Duh. Yaz has to be one of them.

Kaline. Walter Johnson.

Did Musial make it? I know he lost time to war, like Ted Williams did.
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« Reply #298 on: August 18, 2018, 09:35:52 PM »

Today's quiz (not given by Jeff Passan)


12 players have spend their entire career with the same MLB team, minimum ten big league seasons

Now give me the top 5, based on number of years



Now I know the correct answer.

And your number is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Unless you meant to include the word "active" in your post, of course.
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« Reply #299 on: August 18, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »

Brooks?
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