Page 7 of 67 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 175 of 1675
  1. #151
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,812
    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    could be the end of the wbc
    Because of a freak celebration injury? I doubt it. Totally sucks he got hurt though.

  2. #152
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Geopolis
    Posts
    15,957
    if teams stop letting their players play it won’t be as interesting
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  3. #153
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    in a freezer in Italy
    Posts
    7,035
    Solid take.

  4. #154
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    From all the interviews I’ve read of Latin players I pay attention to, to a man they all said they really wanted to play for their countries in the WBC as far back as last year.

    Maybe the US players saw that and said sure, we’re in and the owners relented.
    I still call it The Jake.

  5. #155
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    in a freezer in Italy
    Posts
    7,035
    I sure wouldn't want my star pitcher there if I was an owner.

  6. #156
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    in a freezer in Italy
    Posts
    7,035
    Maybe you need some help?

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...smid=url-share

    sorry if paywalled

  7. #157
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    I sure wouldn't want my star pitcher there if I was an owner.
    Sure, but as they say, that's what insurance is for. Besides, guys get hurt in spring training all the time. I'd argue that the WBC is even better prep than a meaningless game in March in the desert with big leaguers playing against single A guys, so if they're gonna risk getting hurt why not have it happen in the WBC instead of there?

    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    Maybe you need some help?

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...smid=url-share

    sorry if paywalled
    Yeah, even the headline is paywalled.
    I still call it The Jake.

  8. #158
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    in a freezer in Italy
    Posts
    7,035
    Well it's in the wrong damn thread anyways. Yeesh.

  9. #159
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    Well it's in the wrong damn thread anyways. Yeesh.
    Get it together man
    I still call it The Jake.

  10. #160
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Geopolis
    Posts
    15,957
    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Sure, but as they say, that's what insurance is for.
    insurance doesn’t put up pennants
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  11. #161
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    insurance doesn’t put up pennants
    No it doesn't.

    There will always be this tension in sports. Is Olympic hockey better when the NHL guys are in or out?

    For a sport that has a World Series that consists of teams from only two countries, and as one that champions a true world competition each year at the youth level, you'd think MLB would encourage its best and brightest to showcase their talents in this once every 4 years event for the good of the game.

    Besides, I don't think using a Grammatica-type injury is the best argument to keep the big names at home in their padded boxes.

    I didn't wake up this morning expecting to defend the WBC, but I guess here I am.
    I still call it The Jake.

  12. #162
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Geopolis
    Posts
    15,957

    OFFICIAL 2023 MLB THREAD!!!!

    and that’s what they’re doing now. doesn’t mean it will keep going if something happens like degrom’s arm falling off moments after signing a big contract. i don’t think all of the contracts are insured anyway, or sometimes it’s for specific things. and as much fun as the WBC is, personally I care more about MLB/ my team.
    Last edited by ex-powderbroker; 03-16-2023 at 10:47 AM.
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  13. #163
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    personally I care more about MLB/ my team.
    Same.

    2 weeks till Opening Day!
    I still call it The Jake.

  14. #164
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Ohtani threw a 102mph strike today.

    Fuck that guy is good at baseball.

    A-a-Ron Judge MVP… pfft.

    I still call it The Jake.

  15. #165
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Not in the PRB
    Posts
    32,537
    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Ohtani threw a 102mph strike today.

    Fuck that guy is good at baseball.

    A-a-Ron Judge MVP… pfft.

    now you've poked the ex-powderbroker!
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

  16. #166
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Geopolis
    Posts
    15,957
    Not really, all Shohei has to do is to put up the same season and have no one else put up an even bigger one.

    The award is his to lose!

    Even better would be if Anaheim dropped him in RF. I wonder how many runners would test the arm?


    - ETA -

    Diaz is done for the season.
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  17. #167
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Not in the PRB
    Posts
    32,537
    fuck that Diaz news
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

  18. #168
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Posts
    11,627
    Mets Metsing early this year

  19. #169
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    Not really, all Shohei has to do is to put up the same season and have no one else put up an even bigger one.

    The award is his to lose!

    Even better would be if Anaheim dropped him in RF. I wonder how many runners would test the arm?


    - ETA -

    Diaz is done for the season.
    It would be fun as shit to see Ohtani play a game in right throwing laser rocket seeds into the infield.


    That really sucks about Diaz.
    I still call it The Jake.

  20. #170
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,812

    OFFICIAL 2023 MLB THREAD!!!!

    More people watched Japan vs. Korea than have ever watched a World Series game. 30 million people watched Shohei take bp. Most of the Dominicans said the WBC means more than a WS. The atmosphere at a lot of these games is better than playoff games. Mike Trout said this was the most fun he’s had playing baseball in years. The more the game grows internationally, the more money the owners make. Even if it’s a side show here in the US, the owners will keep playing the long game. As shitty as that injury is, it won’t effect the WBC.

    Anyone remember Paul George breaking his leg in a USA basketball game? It didn’t stop the NBA from participating.

  21. #171
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Not in the PRB
    Posts
    32,537
    Quote Originally Posted by Supermoon View Post
    Mets Metsing early this year
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

  22. #172
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    General Sherman's Favorite City
    Posts
    34,916
    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    More people watched Japan vs. Korea than have ever watched a World Series game. 30 million people watched Shohei take bp. Most of the Dominicans said the WBC means more than a WS. The atmosphere at a lot of these games is better than playoff games. Mike Trout said this was the most fun he’s had playing baseball in years. The more the game grows internationally, the more money the owners make. Even if it’s a side show here in the US, the owners will keep playing the long game. As shitty as that injury is, it won’t effect the WBC.

    Anyone remember Paul George breaking his leg in a USA basketball game? It didn’t stop the NBA from participating.
    Those are some amazing stats/quotes. I’m stoked for it.
    I still call it The Jake.

  23. #173
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Geopolis
    Posts
    15,957
    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    More people watched Japan vs. Korea than have ever watched a World Series game. 30 million people watched Shohei take bp. Most of the Dominicans said the WBC means more than a WS. The atmosphere at a lot of these games is better than playoff games.
    The WBC doesn't pay the bills and they may need some way of addressing that in the future. I don't think Diaz is big enough to kill it, but throw a Machado, Devers, or Judge on top. Are owners really going to allow their players to play? I am simply not sure because it is a lot of their money on the line. If they said to those same Dominican players, sure you can go but if you get hurt the contract is no longer guaranteed, would they go?

    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    Mike Trout said this was the most fun he’s had playing baseball in years.
    I can barely enjoy the yanks beating the angels at this point

    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    Anyone remember Paul George breaking his leg in a USA basketball game?

    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  24. #174
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    2,812
    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post


    I can barely enjoy the yanks beating the angels at this point

    The best thing that could come out of this tournament would be if playing meaningful baseball for the first time in a decade made Trout remember how fun it is. Then he could try to force his way out of Anaheim. MLB would be better if Trout was on the Dodgers with Shohei.

  25. #175
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Posts
    11,627
    Mexico/PR is a great game that I have been flipping to occasionally between basketball

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •