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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 6
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Washington in 5
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Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
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Houston in 5
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Houston in 6
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Houston in 7
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Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: October 23, 2019, 02:00:10 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #2760 on: April 18, 2020, 09:51:10 PM »

Palmeiro had an average of 2 more hits per year in 163 fewer at bats, which is why he was a .300 hitter through those years vs. Bonds' .286.

But in Bond's 581 extra plate appearances, he had 437 more walks, of which 134 were intentional. Despite that, not only did Bonds have 327 more total bases, including 98 more home runs, but also 158 more runs batted in. Had he been walked as little as Palmeiro, the gap would have been that much wider, as the overwhelming bulk of those times there were men on base.

The stolen bases also set Bonds apart from Palmeiro. And, for good or ill, that one admitted to having done steroids though never having failed a test, while the other denied (and denies) it despite having failed a test.

You asked when I thought Palmeiro might have started and I would guess the same year that Bonds did. Palmeiro hit .254 in 1997 and bounced back with .296 in '98, then .324 in '99. Perhaps in May of that year, when he realized he could not catch up to the ball, hitting .239, followed by months of .354 and .326.

That's all guesswork. I could just believe him that he never knowingly took them and that it was coincedence that after a declining batting average for 5 years after that .324 he bounced back in 2005. But he slumped out of the gate, hitting .247, before rebounding with .302 in May.

He did not recover after the suspension and never played again after the end of August 2005, despite asserting that he could still hit. "It's all in the mind," he explained. But it wasn't - it was all in the body.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2761 on: April 19, 2020, 12:28:41 PM »

I have no idea why you felt the need to compare Barry and Raffy.
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« Reply #2762 on: April 19, 2020, 01:59:27 PM »

I have no idea why you felt the need to compare Barry and Raffy.

If no Palmeiro, no Bonds

Ring any bells?! You made the comparison first.
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« Reply #2763 on: April 19, 2020, 05:44:34 PM »

That statement is not comparing them.

It is my opinion.  If Bonds is in, so is Palmeiro.  Says nothing of Palmeiro being Bonds equal any more than saying Jack Morris is the equal of Sandy Koufax.  Just both Hall of Famers.
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« Reply #2764 on: April 19, 2020, 06:54:54 PM »

That statement is not comparing them.

It is my opinion.  If Bonds is in, so is Palmeiro.  Says nothing of Palmeiro being Bonds equal any more than saying Jack Morris is the equal of Sandy Koufax.  Just both Hall of Famers.

Hahahaha.

"It's not comparing them. It's my opinion."

Kid, you are a buffoon.

It is a comparison to say that if Palmeiro can't get in, then Bonds should not.
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« Reply #2765 on: April 22, 2020, 04:21:17 PM »

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2871211-red-sox-alex-cora-punishments-for-sign-stealing-scandal-announced-by-mlb

Cora suspended only for actions with the Astros, not the Red Sox.

Video replay system operator suspended from the Red Sox.

They didn't try to do it much. They succeeded even less. And neither Cora nor most of the players had the foggiest that it was going on. (If I were one of the uninformed players, I might be a tad miffed!) And they did not do it during the post season in 2018 and (as one can tell from the results) did not do it in 2019.

The Dodgers lost the World Series to the Red Sox on their own.

Plus, the ball was never inappropriately deflated, so there was nothing for Brady to know about.

So there!
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« Reply #2766 on: April 23, 2020, 09:52:04 PM »



nice spin

fuck Joey
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« Reply #2767 on: May 03, 2020, 12:09:57 AM »

Wishing Trey "Boom Boom" Mancini a relatively painless recovery from cancer.
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« Reply #2768 on: May 09, 2020, 01:59:29 PM »

Hearing the Players Association has cost amateur players a boatload of cash

Backstory is MLB wanted to slash slot money allotted for rounds 6-10 this year by 50%.  Rounds 1-5 would stay the same

Association said NO.  And MLB subsequently ELIMINATED all rounds past 5, making all players after this free agents with a Max bonus of 20k

30 million dollars was the total.  Thus 15 mil was declined and 180 players lose the thrill of having their name called

Average 6th round bonus had been in the 240k to 250k range.  Those players now Max at 20 k.
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« Reply #2769 on: May 10, 2020, 06:07:07 PM »

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« Reply #2770 on: May 10, 2020, 06:17:46 PM »

Half a loaf is better than none, though who knows if players are going to agree to salary reduction.
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« Reply #2771 on: May 10, 2020, 07:18:50 PM »

Heh - how about that proposed Atlantic division?

Boston, Tampa, Yankees in with Nationals, Phils, Mets

Atlanta gets to go to Midwest?

Booooooo......

But games July 1?  ounds great, yep.
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« Reply #2772 on: May 11, 2020, 02:45:55 AM »

Heh - how about that proposed Atlantic division?

Boston, Tampa, Yankees in with Nationals, Phils, Mets

Atlanta gets to go to Midwest?

Booooooo......

But games July 1?  ounds great, yep.

I thought it was dumb.

Baltimore, not Tampa. Tampa should be with Miami and Atlanta.

I think they might be better off doing 3 ten team leagues. But... I would rather have a 78 game season than none, if and only if they can keep the teams (players, coaches, and staff (top to bottom) safe.
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« Reply #2773 on: May 11, 2020, 12:11:06 PM »

Nothing this year will be fully safe
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« Reply #2774 on: May 15, 2020, 07:14:22 PM »

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