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  1. #851
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    This would be fairly tolerable if JB would just shut. the. fuck. up.

    Not a huge fan of miking the players, but if they could mike everybody in the stadium except Buck I'd take that deal. In a heartbeat.

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    Lil sis got some decent seats tonight.

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    This fucking website.


    Anyway, BIEBER for MVP!!!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    One pitch, one homer.

    That's a career OPS of 5.000 in All-Star Game appearances.
    "If you don't got Olin, then your store could use some fixin'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNKen View Post
    Vladdie was the same in the minors. I saw him from rookie through high A for three years. Monster power, mediocre in the field at best.
    So it sounds unlikely his fielding will improve. Dang.

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    RIP Jim Bouton, a true wise ass.


    Jim Bouton, Author of Tell-All Baseball Memoir ‘Ball Four,’ Dies at 80 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/s...ball-four.html

    Let's do some livin'
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    Sale getting chased in the 5th.
    Dodgers smacked him around for 5.

  7. #857
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    Sale's been having a hard time but "smacked around" seems a bit hyperbolic.

    edit: the team as a whole has definitely been smacked around tonight though
    Last edited by iceman; 07-13-2019 at 08:19 PM.

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    Dodgers would break HR records too if they got to hit AL East pitching often.

    Tomorrow will be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    Dodgers would break HR records too if they got to hit AL East pitching often.

    Tomorrow will be fun
    I like this dodgers team. Now that Machado is gone it’s easy to root for them. Bellinger ‘s a hell of a player

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    See Verlander's 'Juiced Baseball' rant?

    https://deadspin.com/justin-verlander-says-mlb-is-juicing-baseballs-to-goose-1836199057


    While I'd love to blame CR's woe's on it, our pitching has been getting destroyed for so long ... (dropped another 'heartbreaker' 17-9 last night against the REDS!)

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    So yeah or nay? Would(will?) completely change pitching. But I find it kind of spicy despite my purist tendencies.
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/a...is-introduced/
    Atlantic League player becomes first professional to steal first base days after new rule is introduced
    "On Saturday, this proved to be true once again. During the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs' game against the Lancaster Barnstormers in the independent Atlantic League, infielder Tony Thomas became the first player in professional baseball history to steal first base. Thomas was able to do so thanks to a recent experimental playing rule change as an agreement announced MLB and the Atlantic League.
    Per the ALPA/MLB press release, the rule states that batters may "steal" first base on any pitch not caught in flight, and that the batter can be thrown out if he attempts to run. Thomas made it to first base without a throw after an 0-1 pitch went to the backstop."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    So yeah or nay?
    nay, but it does sound spicy.
    ax the DH too.

    There's enough offense lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    Tomorrow will be fun
    Ya know, you're right. It is pretty fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Ya know, you're right. It is pretty fun.
    Now. Capitalize on this now dammit.

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    Joe Kelly is finally looking good. If he can be reliable that’ll give a nice boost to the Dodgers.

    Gotta love how pissed ARod was that Boston didn’t bunt in the 11th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Ya know, you're right. It is pretty fun.
    too fun
    I had to go to sleep.
    But we won so theres that.

    Heading to Fenway tomorrow for work gig. Son asked for Red Sox hat so just gotta decide which one.

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    Good series and a fun game. Story of the Sox’s season though. Miss a clutch hit then watch the pitching staff give it away

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    It did seem like they were finding ways not to win that one. May not have made a difference, but JBJ running into the out at 3rd was pretty fucking poor (in scoring position, 1 out in extras?? and he goes on a ball in front of him--not even close). Actually agree with the ESPN crew giving it to him on that one (everyone makes mistakes, but seriously). LA pitching staff coming up with the outs when they really needed them.

    LA looks as good or better than last year. Sox are just a mystery to me. Erratic.

    I'm not sure if I'd rather still have Joe Kelly in a Sox uniform.
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    Joe Kelly has been both unhittable and totally fucking terrible this year, so he’d fit right in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    It did seem like they were finding ways not to win that one. May not have made a difference, but JBJ running into the out at 3rd was pretty fucking poor (in scoring position, 1 out in extras?? and he goes on a ball in front of him--not even close). Actually agree with the ESPN crew giving it to him on that one (everyone makes mistakes, but seriously). LA pitching staff coming up with the outs when they really needed them.
    LA looks as good or better than last year. Sox are just a mystery to me. Erratic.

    I'm not sure if I'd rather still have Joe Kelly in a Sox uniform.
    -Wife and I were laying on the couch and I yelled "FUCK!" before JBJ even got to third. She was not pleased but understood. And that was WAY ball four to boot. I went to bed after that inning, they just didn't want it.
    -I would like to still have Kelly. Always liked the kid.
    -And RIP Nuñez. We had some good times, we had some bad times. But overall, glad to know ya.

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    Man. Nunez gone, Hernandez up, Brazier sent down, Cashner getting a rude welcome, lots of wheels turning.

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    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    The Red Sox bullpen is painful to watch

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    Devers is on fire though.

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    And I heard he's the best defensive 3rd baseman in the league!?!
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