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HamiltonIII

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Re: American League
« Reply #1485 on: March 02, 2019, 12:46:29 PM »

In the Fucked Up Owners of Professional Sports Franchises category, Bob "Tug" Kraft has competition from Larry "Don't touch my phone!" Baer:

https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/03/01/san-francisco-giants-larry-baer-wife-altercation-video
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Re: American League
« Reply #1486 on: March 02, 2019, 12:48:20 PM »

a little early for me to declare a 13 year deal good or bad, but it seems the Phillies have secured their future DH

DH is coming to NL. For sure. Does that mean the pitch clock goes in?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1487 on: March 02, 2019, 04:15:08 PM »

Yeah. Bad deal for the Phillies:Before the Bryce Harper news broke yesterday, the #Phillies had sold roughly 200,000 more tickets than at this same point last year. They have sold about 100,000 tickets since, #Phillies senior VP of ticket operations John Weber said. Hard to say, but it might be a 1-day record.


https://www.yahoo.com/sports/phillies-sold-100000-tickets-in-less-than-24-hours-after-signing-bryce-harper-195043717.html

He's also apparently been lobbying Bell to come be the Eagles' running back for next season.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1488 on: March 04, 2019, 01:16:35 PM »

Amazing:

https://twitter.com/Fanatics/status/1102342868398567424

That is why he got paid. Nothing to do with regular baseball stats. Already ringing that cash register for the team.

I'll be happy if he plays well, and the team competes down the stretch. But the team has to be over the moon with the dollars he is already generating.

Sorry, Kam, but that's why he was "worth it".
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« Reply #1489 on: March 04, 2019, 02:02:27 PM »

Amazing:

https://twitter.com/Fanatics/status/1102342868398567424

That is why he got paid. Nothing to do with regular baseball stats. Already ringing that cash register for the team.

I'll be happy if he plays well, and the team competes down the stretch. But the team has to be over the moon with the dollars he is already generating.

Sorry, Kam, but that's why he was "worth it".

Makes sense to me.

Wow.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1490 on: March 04, 2019, 02:08:04 PM »

The Harper 24 hr jersey sales pushed the Markelle Fultz jersey sales into 2nd place.



 
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Re: American League
« Reply #1491 on: March 04, 2019, 05:52:06 PM »

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« Reply #1492 on: March 04, 2019, 08:35:07 PM »

Chris "Not On" Sale starts lobbying for an LTC: https://weei.radio.com/blogs/rob-bradford/why-chris-sale-believes-he-built-long-haul?utm_source=dlvr.it

Given the $$ and years flying around, I can't blame him.

But given how 2018 finished, I think his timing is a bit off. Can the Sox sign him while his value is down? I doubt it.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1493 on: March 06, 2019, 10:01:35 AM »

Trout fishing in America-2019 edition

using cheese-steak as bait?

https://nypost.com/2019/03/06/angels-contact-mlb-about-harpers-possible-trout-tampering/

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Angels contacted Major League Baseball on Tuesday regarding Harper’s constant public recruitment of the Angels star, which might be a violation of tampering rules.

 
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Re: American League
« Reply #1494 on: March 06, 2019, 04:16:31 PM »

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2823272-would-moving-the-mound-back-be-baseballs-worst-rule-experiment?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

The idea seems pretty off to me, but I suppose if the unaffiliated minor league is willing to play along, they can do it and see how it goes.

I am more interested in how the robo-umps do on balls and strikes, tbh.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1495 on: March 06, 2019, 05:56:30 PM »

I just skimmed that article and probably missed the great rationales, but moving the mound back seems dumb and risky.
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« Reply #1496 on: March 06, 2019, 06:01:50 PM »

I just skimmed that article and probably missed the great rationales, but moving the mound back seems dumb and risky.

That was pretty much the author's take on it, too, and the reasoning for why resonated.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1497 on: March 06, 2019, 10:08:46 PM »

Red Sox caught cheating again? Do the New England teams EVER follow the rules?

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/mlb-suspends-red-sox-p-steven-wright-80-games-for-ped-violation-224958285.html

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Re: American League
« Reply #1498 on: March 07, 2019, 12:53:24 PM »

I remember first seeing Steven Wright in the early '80s at Ding-Ho. The guy cracked me up. He may have been on drugs back then too.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1499 on: March 07, 2019, 01:30:04 PM »

Why would a knuckleball pitcher roid up?
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