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10th-Apr-2013 07:09 pm(no subject)
Bad Ass Socrates

Today's Nationals-White Sox game is delayed by 15 minutes because the umpires are caught in traffic!

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4th-Apr-2013 04:20 pm(no subject)
Bad Ass Socrates
Sometimes during a game I like to listen to the other team's broadcast using MLB's Gameday Audio. I'm at work right now, listening to the Washington-Miami game, and one of the Marlins announcers just mispronounced the name of one of his own players. I don't know if that's an omen, but I think it's going to be a long season for poor Marlins fans. (Oops, he just did it again.)

For the record, Placido Palanco does not stress the second syllable in his first name, like "placenta". It's PLAH-see-doh.

But I guess I understand: there are hardly any people with Hispanic names in Miami.
26th-Mar-2013 03:56 pm(no subject)
Any predictions from this group? It looks like most baseball experts have high expectations for the Washington Nationals this year (yeah, man!). And the Tigers are getting some love.
14th-Mar-2013 12:43 am - 2013 World Baseball Classic
Car DOES NOT float
So, how many of us are watching the World Baseball Classic this year?

I've been watching it when it's been on ESPN or (even though I don't speak Spanish) the Spanish-language TV on here...
19th-Jan-2013 11:44 pm - The Man has ascended.
R.I.P. Stan "The Man" Musial

If you haven't heard of this man, Google him right now.  He was as amazing as any Yankee, but he was only ever a Cardinal.  He was perhaps the only professional athlete to view himself as a role model, an old-fashioned notion in this age of PEDs and fake Twitter girlfriends.  When he entered the Hall of Fame, they said, "Here stands baseball's perfect warrior.  Here stands baseball's perfect knight."

So there goes baseball's perfect knight, from Baseball Heaven to the real one.

We'll miss you, Stan the Man.
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They played some of the most inspired baseball I've ever seen in the playoffs, and they reached god-tier during the Series.

As a Tigers fan, I'm not angry, or upset, or depressed. I'm impressed by the Giants. They killed it out there.

I can truly say that the best team won it in baseball this year. Hats off to the Giants. Enjoy that parade.

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This video probably won't last long, due to the fascist MLB lawyers, but watch what happens on a pop fly during the Braves/Cards game.

The umpires ruled the ball under the infield fly rule, and on a ball that ended up traveling about 200 feet, that call was clearly wrong.

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And at the end of the video, you can see the debris thrown out there by Braves fans.

They ended up blowing another call later, on Chipper Jones's last at-bat. He hit a broken bat grounder to 2nd base, and the throw was errant, causing the Cards 1st baseman to momentarily leave the bag. I felt he should have been called out, but they ruled him safe, even after the STL 1st baseman got his foot back on the bag in time.

If I was a Braves fan, I'd feel bad that STL scored 6 runs and made more than enough plays to win the game. But I'd be hopping mad that a blown call halted any further progress at a crucial point in my team's rally. And if anyone agrees about the Jones play being mis-called, if I was a Braves fan, that's not how I want things to be 'made up' to me. Offsetting erroneous calls don't help the situation at all.
29th-Jun-2012 02:51 am - Whats You're Favorite Hot Dorg
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"Watching Baseball with People Who Hate Baseball: 5 Steps to Miserable Solitude" is quite possibly the best attempt at comedy I've seen on SB Nation. The article takes the reader through the eventual progression of your average baseball superfan becoming miserable and alone. Don't let this happen to you!

Bois's article screams Cracked.com wittiness. I've never heard of this guy before, but his article is ace. Thanks for brightening my day, Bois.

5th-Jun-2012 06:46 pm - A modest proposal
Regarding the A's pending move out of Oakland: The team could move to San Jose as they want to. In exchange, the Giants move their California League team to Oakland on a temporary basis with the bulk of O.co Coliseum being tarped off. The long-term plan would result in the minor league club moving to a new park in the East Bay.

Otherwise, send the Athletics to Vancouver or Portland ASAP.
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