Baseball is a funny game!

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#58 Aug 17, 2013
I love Baseball

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#59 Aug 19, 2013
Meanwhile, in BEANtown:

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/18/...

Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora immediately issued warnings to both dugouts. An irate Joe Girardi stormed out of the Yankees dugout pleading for Dempster to be ejected. Instead, Girardi was tossed and the game resumed with Dempster allowed to continue his outing despite the rather obvious intent of his previous four pitches. Yankees starter CC Sabathia did not retaliate on behalf of Rodriguez.

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#61 Aug 19, 2013
Bud Selig wrote:
<quoted text>Now only if I had the nads to plunk ARod with a suspension and fine.
You started the process, and A-Rod took it to union and arbitration which probably won't diminish the suspension much: be patient Bud!

[I had to practice patience for a bit while waiting to get "my own thread" plunked by a mod]

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#62 Aug 21, 2013
Seriously...

I think THAT the sport Baseball...allows more laughter and Fun than any other sport.. DOESN'T seem like ANYBODY really gets Hurt... they just shake their heads and SHRUG it off..

UNLIKE, Football...they DO get angry and hurt....

WHERE'S my Hot Doggie..and Popcorn???

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#63 Aug 22, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
Seriously...
I think THAT the sport Baseball...allows more laughter and Fun than any other sport.. DOESN'T seem like ANYBODY really gets Hurt... they just shake their heads and SHRUG it off..
UNLIKE, Football...they DO get angry and hurt....
WHERE'S my Hot Doggie..and Popcorn???
You didn't see the story about the batter who took a 90MPH fastball to the face yesterday.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp...

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#64 Aug 22, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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You didn't see the story about the batter who took a 90MPH fastball to the face yesterday.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp...
<<< shudder >>> not good.

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#65 Aug 22, 2013
Since there are two articles/threads about the funereal give-away, no point in an article link here.

Quote time!

"It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays." Yogi Berra

"If I played all of my career in the outfield, I'd have 500 homers and 600 errors." Jose Conseco

"The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid." Don Drysdale

"I went through life as a player to be named later." Joe Garagiola

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#66 Aug 25, 2013
STRIKE.

You're OUT!!

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#67 Aug 25, 2013
The baseball experience has changed over the years. I remember back when Dodger Stadium sold cigars and cigarettes at the concession stands.

Those days are long gone.
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#68 Aug 25, 2013
Anyone for cricket ?

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#69 Aug 25, 2013
I stayed up last night and watched the longest game in Az. Diamondback history- 18 innings & over 7 hrs.! against Phili. They won!(but today they lost!- Boo!)
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#70 Aug 25, 2013
Tennis anyone ? lol

Stupid fcukin wanks/yanks!

bin laden works in my local kebab shop.

so fcukin judge that. lol

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#71 Aug 28, 2013
Seems like only yesterday:

The highlight of his [1938] season came on August 27, when he pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.[33] Facing his former team on only two days of rest,[34] Pearson struck out seven, allowed just two baserunners through walks and retired the last 18 consecutive batters in a 13–0 victory, marking his 13th win of the season[35] and 10th consecutive win. This was the first Yankee no-hitter in fifteen years (pitched by Sad Sam Jones), as well as first no-hitter at Yankee Stadium.[3

In a total of 7 games [in 1941] pitched—4 starts and 3 games finished—for the Reds, he pitched poorly, posting a 1–3 record with a 5.18 ERA in just 24 1/3 innings pitched.[1] This dismal showing convinced the Reds to cut ties with Pearson, and he was sold to the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League on August 21.[1][55]
Pearson's sojourn in the minor leagues was brief, lasting just one game. In his only start for the Stars, he pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and three walks in five innings.[8] He announced his retirement from baseball the following year on August 27.[56]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Pearson
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#72 Sep 20, 2013
Meanwhile, baseball can be so boring and predictable for players [particularly in the waning weeks of the season] that the oldest trick in the book can be a wake-up to the most blase:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-...
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#73 Sep 20, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Meanwhile, baseball can be so boring and predictable for players [particularly in the waning weeks of the season] that the oldest trick in the book can be a wake-up to the most blase:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-...
Carpenter can be forgiven. He's been one of the best, most consistent players on the Cardinals this year. Yesterday was a tough game for him. No hits in a 15 inning game, and picked off with the 'hidden ball trick.' Helton had quite a day himself, tying the game with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 9th against the closer, Edward Mujica. I'd have to say Helton's number is worthy of retirement by the Rockies.

Nine games to go, and all of them are big ones in the dash to the Central Division crown.

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#74 Sep 20, 2013
B-long wrote:
<quoted text>Carpenter can be forgiven. He's been one of the best, most consistent players on the Cardinals this year. Yesterday was a tough game for him. No hits in a 15 inning game, and picked off with the 'hidden ball trick.' Helton had quite a day himself, tying the game with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 9th against the closer, Edward Mujica. I'd have to say Helton's number is worthy of retirement by the Rockies.
Nine games to go, and all of them are big ones in the dash to the Central Division crown.
I can be happy with any of the NL Central Div. contenders. Actually AL Central Div. would be fine with me on that side of the playoffs.

yep, it's crunch time. Carpenter will be on his toes for the duration.

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#75 Sep 21, 2013
I went to only one pro baseball game in my life and our team didn't even score,
it was the most boring time ive ever had, so never again. lol

now hockey I like..

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#76 Sep 21, 2013
The Dodgers showed ZERO class by jumping into the swimming pool when they beat Az. and clinched the National West division. How can anyone root for such Thugs!(I'm trying to stir up those d-hard Dodger fans! where are you?) LOL!

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#77 Sep 21, 2013
PFfff wrote:
I went to only one pro baseball game in my life and our team didn't even score,
it was the most boring time ive ever had, so never again. lol
now hockey I like..
I'm sorry you feel that way.
You need to go to a game and have someone in-the-know explain to you what is happening. Each pitch, each batter, each event has so much happening behind the scene. The players and coaches are constantly giving signs to convey their strategy to their players on the field. My advice to you is If you ever go again- keep score as the game goes. You will learn so much. Actually by doing that you will find that it really is a quick game!(And btw- I do like hockey too. I grew up in a hockey environment!)

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#78 Sep 21, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
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I'm sorry you feel that way.
You need to go to a game and have someone in-the-know explain to you what is happening. Each pitch, each batter, each event has so much happening behind the scene. The players and coaches are constantly giving signs to convey their strategy to their players on the field. My advice to you is If you ever go again- keep score as the game goes. You will learn so much. Actually by doing that you will find that it really is a quick game!(And btw- I do like hockey too. I grew up in a hockey environment!)
Baseball can't be everyone's 'cup of tea'.

Not a hockey fan myself until playoffs and depending on match-ups. But I don't watch much of it. I'll watch more of U.S. Olympic hockey team games as any other.

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