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Old 05-15-2023, 10:57 PM   #301
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It NEVER fails... I get the notification that a no-hitter is going, I turned on the Padres game, first pitch - single to RF.

Sorry, dude. My bad.
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Old 05-16-2023, 02:32 PM   #302
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Robo umps, come on down

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Old 05-16-2023, 06:46 PM   #303
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Kumar Rocker having Tommy John.
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Old 05-16-2023, 08:37 PM   #304
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Mets have been absolutely dreadful. Losing to the Rays is one thing, but if they play poorly against Cleveland this weekend I think Buck could be in some trouble.
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Old 05-17-2023, 09:13 PM   #305
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The Marlins currently have the worst run differential in the NL and they have a winning record.
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Old 05-17-2023, 09:32 PM   #306
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Great win for the Mets tonight in a really fun game. Hopefully this springboards them to a streak.
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Old 05-18-2023, 12:33 PM   #307
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The Cardinals have the worst record in the NL and a positive run differential.

I'm so convinced that those fuckers will be in the playoff hunt come August.
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Old 05-24-2023, 10:36 AM   #308
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Just in case you need another reason to hate the Cards.

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Old 05-24-2023, 02:09 PM   #309
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That is an abomination
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Old 05-26-2023, 05:49 PM   #310
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Time for Buck Showalter to go. The lineups he keeps trotting out are inexcusable at this point. Alvarez has been one of the best hitter in the game the last month and he continues to bat 9th. Took forever to move Baty up. The called up Vientos and he continues to ride the bench in favor of Pham and Vogelbach.

It's a joke at this point.
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:43 PM   #311
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Getting my first real look at the Royals city connect unis (have not been keeping up with my UniWatch reading). Pretty nice.
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Old 05-27-2023, 10:25 PM   #312
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Francisco Alvarez is impossible not to like. The guy absolutely mashes and has worked his ass off to improve behind the plate. Never gonna be Pudge back there, but average is more than enough with the bat potential.
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Old 06-01-2023, 08:59 PM   #313
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No surprise: Telling the judge that "Hey, we screwed up when we bought the company, we want to pay less because we misjudged the business" was never going to fly.

Diamond Sports Group ordered to fully pay Twins, Guardians, Diamondbacks, Rangers - ESPN
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Old 06-06-2023, 12:10 PM   #314
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Elly De La Cruz is coming up and he looks like a monster.
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Old 06-06-2023, 12:11 PM   #315
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Elly De La Cruz called up for the Reds. I hope he can keep up his production from AAA. He's been Billy Hamilton with 80 power this year.

edit: dammit Steve
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Old 06-06-2023, 12:36 PM   #316
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His strikeout/walk stuff could be better but looks like a 40/60 guy
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Old 06-06-2023, 01:53 PM   #317
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Yeah, from what I read, he's the prospect with the highest chance of being a superstar. He's also progressed FAR quicker than anybody thought he would.
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Old 06-06-2023, 02:02 PM   #318
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Tools wise he's an insane talent.

I like Jackson Holiday and James Wood a bit better but I think those 3 are just a matter of preference at this point.
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Old 06-06-2023, 02:09 PM   #319
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It really comes down to how well his hit tool develops. He's hit the ball harder and thrown it faster than any other position player at any level this year and had just silly, little-league-type baserunning exploits.
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Old 06-06-2023, 02:15 PM   #320
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And he's batting cleanup in his first MLB game
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Old 06-06-2023, 02:27 PM   #321
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It really comes down to how well his hit tool develops. He's hit the ball harder and thrown it faster than any other position player at any level this year and had just silly, little-league-type baserunning exploits.

He and James Wood have similar concerns. You don't see many guys their size/build with good hit tools.
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Old 06-06-2023, 04:03 PM   #322
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Degrom getting Tommy John.
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Old 06-06-2023, 04:04 PM   #323
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wew, DeGrom is going to have Tommy John surgery
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Old 06-06-2023, 04:40 PM   #324
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Meanwhile, Stephen Strasburg is likely finished with nerve damage. $245 million guaranteed for 31 innings.

Alek Manoah was sent to the Complex League because he can't find the strike zone.

Mas Fried now on the 60 day IL and not looking good. And nice story Mike Soroka got sent down after 3 years off after multiple Achilles injuries.

Not a great time to be an MLB pitcher.
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Old 06-06-2023, 04:49 PM   #325
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I don't think we'll see Chris Sale anytime soon either.

This has to impact the market for free agent pitchers approaching 30. Strasburg's contract wasn't insured, presumably because nobody would cover him.
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Old 06-06-2023, 08:04 PM   #326
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lol Elly's first hit is now the hardest hit ball by a Red this season.
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Old 06-06-2023, 10:58 PM   #327
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lol Elly's first hit is now the hardest hit ball by a Red this season.


I was at the game. He looks really good for sure. The only knock against him was that he got the putout in the 9th that kept us from getting free pizza. He drops the ball, we can get one more K and get free pizza. It was disappointing all around.
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Old 06-06-2023, 11:09 PM   #328
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Also the Dodgers/Reds game tonight was.......fucking awful.
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Old 06-07-2023, 08:05 AM   #329
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I'm still pissed I spent money on that bullshit game. Any other team, I'd have been happy as a clam for the Reds, just not that one and the way it ended. Uff Da.
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Old 06-07-2023, 10:35 AM   #330
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Remember when the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team actually talked about the game on the field?
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Old 06-07-2023, 11:40 AM   #331
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Remember when the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team actually talked about the game on the field?

ESPN's baseball broadcasts have been bad for ages. They can't decide what they want to be. They tried going with smart, informative broadcasts for a while but Hershiser was told to dumb things down. I'm probably spoiled watching Mets broadcasts, but what ESPN is doing now is just bad.
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Old 06-07-2023, 11:55 AM   #332
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+1



I think the local channels and radio are far preferable to listen to.
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Old 06-07-2023, 06:39 PM   #333
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Elly de la Cruz hit a baseball very hard.

Actually, that's underselling it.

He hit a baseball VERY hard.

No, still not enough.

He hit a Baseball VERY VERY HARD.

How hard? 114 MPH off the bat, 458 feet, and landing in the back row of the stadium.

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Old 06-07-2023, 06:40 PM   #334
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The best thing about that was the call on tv.



It went something like this.


"OH MY! THAT BALL HAD A FAMILY!"
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Old 06-07-2023, 06:40 PM   #335
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Meanwhile, Stephen Strasburg is likely finished with nerve damage. $245 million guaranteed for 31 innings.

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Not a great time to be an MLB pitcher.

Say what now?
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Old 06-07-2023, 06:41 PM   #336
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The best thing about that was the call on tv.



It went something like this.


"OH MY! THAT BALL HAD A FAMILY!"

Yup. Channeled his inner Good Ol' JR with that call.
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Old 06-07-2023, 07:39 PM   #337
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He hit a triple and got to third as fast as I've ever seen.
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Old 06-07-2023, 10:54 PM   #338
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That HR sounded like a car crash
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Old 06-07-2023, 10:57 PM   #339
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Elly De La Cruz is coming up and he looks like a monster.

Good lord he looks good.
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Old 06-07-2023, 10:59 PM   #340
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Degrom getting Tommy John.

This sucks but I also feel like it's been inevitable. It's a shame we never got to see him get a full season in at his peak.
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Old 06-09-2023, 06:18 AM   #341
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That Braves-Mets game last night was crazy. It was also the same night the Braves had Chipper, Smoltz, Glavine and Franceour all in the booth calling the game. The sound bites were hilarious. Greg Maddux even called in at one point.
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Old 06-09-2023, 07:16 AM   #342
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This is one of the lowest points I’ve ever been at as a Mets fan.
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Old 06-09-2023, 08:26 AM   #343
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The only way it would have been better is if Albies yelled "Throw it again" after he waltzed past the Mets dugout before touching home plate.
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Old 06-09-2023, 10:36 AM   #344
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This is one of the lowest points Iíve ever been at as a Mets fan.

It's been shitty, but as a Mets fan this doesn't crack my top 10.
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Old 06-09-2023, 12:36 PM   #345
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Look at how much fun those guys had last night:
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Old 06-09-2023, 07:40 PM   #346
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Old 06-09-2023, 07:54 PM   #347
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and the Red Sox immediately DFA'd the guy they brought up for one start (he made problematic LGBT statements as well)
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Old 06-10-2023, 03:44 AM   #348
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That's the same guy who threw the tantrum because flight attendants wanted his wife to clean up after his kids.

Just an all around delight, that guy.
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Old 06-10-2023, 08:17 AM   #349
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Elly is struggling to put the bat on the ball, but in just a few games he already has the fastest time to first in 2023, the fastest time from home to 3rd in four years, and the two hardest-hit balls for the Reds this season.
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Old 06-10-2023, 08:32 AM   #350
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That's the same guy who threw the tantrum because flight attendants wanted his wife to clean up after his kids.

Just an all around delight, that guy.

Haha. Thatís right. I knew Iíd seen his name somewhere.
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