MLB 2022 Season

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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 23,638
    I wonder how they're going to do this from someone who mostly kept to himself. Something tells me there won't be a Pearl Jam song at the end of this though 

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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 23,638
    edited May 2021
    Let's go back to no fans at the parks
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,136
    igotid88 said:
    I wonder how they're going to do this from someone who mostly kept to himself. Something tells me there won't be a Pearl Jam song at the end of this though 

    After his 3rd or 4th ring Jeter says to Yogi Gerra "I want as many as you have, I'm going for that."

    Yogi replied "Won't happen"

    Jeter also said that 5 of them didn't count because how the playoffs were arranged at first to which Berra replied "If you're that bad at math you can come over to my house to count them."
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,750
    edited May 2021
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,750
    Also, down goes Trout and the pitcher dominated season continues with another no-no. First time since 1917 there have been this many so early in the season.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,489
    tbergs said:
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    The best/worst was that the fucking fossil known as Tony LaRussa was livid with the player and also said he had no issue with throwing behind.

    Fuck that.  You put in a softball pitcher, guys unload on him.  Have fun, give the fans a show. 
    Don't want to see it?  Use actual pitchers.


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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,136
    tbergs said:
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    The best/worst was that the fucking fossil known as Tony LaRussa was livid with the player and also said he had no issue with throwing behind.

    Fuck that.  You put in a softball pitcher, guys unload on him.  Have fun, give the fans a show. 
    Don't want to see it?  Use actual pitchers.


    Exactly.

    You want him out?  Pitch better.

    I'm supposed to give you a free strike on a 3-0 count?

    f that.

    Flippin my bat and trotting around the bases too.
    Fucking Trout... Another damn injury of multiple weeks?
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,489
    tbergs said:
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    The best/worst was that the fucking fossil known as Tony LaRussa was livid with the player and also said he had no issue with throwing behind.

    Fuck that.  You put in a softball pitcher, guys unload on him.  Have fun, give the fans a show. 
    Don't want to see it?  Use actual pitchers.


    Exactly.

    You want him out?  Pitch better.

    I'm supposed to give you a free strike on a 3-0 count?

    f that.

    Flippin my bat and trotting around the bases too.
    Fucking Trout... Another damn injury of multiple weeks?

    I like what Tim Anderson had to say there.

    As we (mostly) all agreed when they hired him, LaRussa is not gonna be long there.  Fossil boy doesn't fit with this young & fun team.

    Yeah, Trout being out sucks. 
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,341
    tbergs said:
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    The best/worst was that the fucking fossil known as Tony LaRussa was livid with the player and also said he had no issue with throwing behind.

    Fuck that.  You put in a softball pitcher, guys unload on him.  Have fun, give the fans a show. 
    Don't want to see it?  Use actual pitchers.


    What an absolute fucking joke.  LaRussa is such a clown...doesn't even have his own players backs.  He's defending the other team throwing behind one of his best players.  Unreal.  This team is too damn good to fall apart because of this crusty old fuck....they'll win the division in spite of him.  

    Also- how soft are the Twins for throwing behind him???  You put a guy in there throwing 47 mph what the hell do you think is going to happen???  All this talk about respecting the game....then don't put a backup catcher in there to pitch who can't even throw 50.  The whole thing is so absurd.  
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HOU-->PDX-->KCPosts: 35,953
    tbergs said:
    After breaking one of those dumb unwritten rules last night by swatting a homer on a 3-0 pitch with a big lead in the 9th,  Mercedes gets a pitch thrown behind him by Twins Duffy and Duffy gets immediately tossed.

    The best/worst was that the fucking fossil known as Tony LaRussa was livid with the player and also said he had no issue with throwing behind.

    Fuck that.  You put in a softball pitcher, guys unload on him.  Have fun, give the fans a show. 
    Don't want to see it?  Use actual pitchers.


    What an absolute fucking joke.  LaRussa is such a clown...doesn't even have his own players backs.  He's defending the other team throwing behind one of his best players.  Unreal.  This team is too damn good to fall apart because of this crusty old fuck....they'll win the division in spite of him.  

    Also- how soft are the Twins for throwing behind him???  You put a guy in there throwing 47 mph what the hell do you think is going to happen???  All this talk about respecting the game....then don't put a backup catcher in there to pitch who can't even throw 50.  The whole thing is so absurd.  
    Spot on. LaRussa is a jackass and that unwritten rule is complete bullshit. If you get a meatball thrown at you no matter the count, mash it.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,781
    This is all hilarious, but a shame for the White Sox.  Glad they are good.  I mean, I knew it was a bad hire, but I didn't think he'd lose the clubhouse before memorial day.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,489
    This is all hilarious, but a shame for the White Sox.  Glad they are good.  I mean, I knew it was a bad hire, but I didn't think he'd lose the clubhouse before memorial day.

    Wouldn't that have been the cut line if we threw out a prop bet, though?
    Given how much we shit on the guy and the hire I am thinking we have have taken the under there.  :lol:   

    Twins are Super Soft

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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,289
    Just nabbed Blue Jays/Astros tickets for a couple games next month in Buffalo.  Super pumped
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,136
    MayDay10 said:
    Just nabbed Blue Jays/Astros tickets for a couple games next month in Buffalo.  Super pumped
    Go Yordan and Bregman!
    Go Bichette and Guerrero Jr!
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HOU-->PDX-->KCPosts: 35,953
    edited May 2021
    MayDay10 said:
    Just nabbed Blue Jays/Astros tickets for a couple games next month in Buffalo.  Super pumped
    Nice.
    It still stings seeing Springer in a different uniform. Hope he heals up soon, though!
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,999

    I think home runs and hitting going down may be more attributed to players no longer knowing what the pitch is going to be … I believe the Astros took the fall for cheating, but since they had success and were not getting punished, probably over half the teams were either implementing or starting to implement a sign stealing system by the time MLB kinda took action.  HR were down last year before this talk of a “new ball” leading to a decrease in hitting.  If I recall, the increase in HR in 2019 were attributed by players due to a “new ball”.

     

    I think knowing what a pitch was prior to it being thrown is a more obvious causation.






  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,781
    This is all hilarious, but a shame for the White Sox.  Glad they are good.  I mean, I knew it was a bad hire, but I didn't think he'd lose the clubhouse before memorial day.

    Wouldn't that have been the cut line if we threw out a prop bet, though?
    Given how much we shit on the guy and the hire I am thinking we have have taken the under there.  :lol:   

    Twins are Super Soft

    This is a fair point. I would have taken the over.

    I meeeean, how could the Twins not do something considering how big of a deal the fossil made it? But yeah, generally agreed
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,136
    Jason P said:

    I think home runs and hitting going down may be more attributed to players no longer knowing what the pitch is going to be … I believe the Astros took the fall for cheating, but since they had success and were not getting punished, probably over half the teams were either implementing or starting to implement a sign stealing system by the time MLB kinda took action.  HR were down last year before this talk of a “new ball” leading to a decrease in hitting.  If I recall, the increase in HR in 2019 were attributed by players due to a “new ball”.

     

    I think knowing what a pitch was prior to it being thrown is a more obvious causation.






    Placement or the art of pitching is making a comeback and will replace power pitching.  I know I have mentioned this on here.  

    Batters not caring about small ball.  HR or bust, has something to do with it too.  Not everyone is DJ Lemeihu.

    I know they deadened the ball or so they say but tell that to Ohtani whom hit it dead center at 440'.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,341
    With all the veterans and personalities they have on the roster they're not going to let this fossil of a manager ruin this season.  He can go on his rants to the media about unwritten rules but these guys are just going to keep playing hard and having fun.  
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,136
    With all the veterans and personalities they have on the roster they're not going to let this fossil of a manager ruin this season.  He can go on his rants to the media about unwritten rules but these guys are just going to keep playing hard and having fun.  
    I am pretty sure everyone on here was in agreement that LaRussa SHOULD NOT be their coach?
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HOU-->PDX-->KCPosts: 35,953
    With all the veterans and personalities they have on the roster they're not going to let this fossil of a manager ruin this season.  He can go on his rants to the media about unwritten rules but these guys are just going to keep playing hard and having fun.  
    I am pretty sure everyone on here was in agreement that LaRussa SHOULD NOT be their coach?
    Yup, I think you're right.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,341
    With all the veterans and personalities they have on the roster they're not going to let this fossil of a manager ruin this season.  He can go on his rants to the media about unwritten rules but these guys are just going to keep playing hard and having fun.  
    I am pretty sure everyone on here was in agreement that LaRussa SHOULD NOT be their coach?
    Oh yeah definitely.  I just don't think this nonsense is going to cause the Sox season to go off the rails.  He may have "lost" the locker room but I don't think it's going to effect what happens on the field was my point.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 HOU-->PDX-->KCPosts: 35,953
    With all the veterans and personalities they have on the roster they're not going to let this fossil of a manager ruin this season.  He can go on his rants to the media about unwritten rules but these guys are just going to keep playing hard and having fun.  
    I am pretty sure everyone on here was in agreement that LaRussa SHOULD NOT be their coach?
    Oh yeah definitely.  I just don't think this nonsense is going to cause the Sox season to go off the rails.  He may have "lost" the locker room but I don't think it's going to effect what happens on the field was my point.
    I agree. They'll still have a great season and he'll still be a shitty fit for the job.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 27,489
    Agree he is a dope and has no place still being a manager.  Guessing he is shitfaced most of the time, anyway.  
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,289
    mfc2006 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    Just nabbed Blue Jays/Astros tickets for a couple games next month in Buffalo.  Super pumped
    Nice.
    It still stings seeing Springer in a different uniform. Hope he heals up soon, though!
    Im going to have to pinch myself.  Being that close and seeing guys like Correa and Bichette, Altuve, Guerrero Jr, etc... from that close in such an intimate setting in my (non MLB) hometown in games that matter?  Holy shit!

    Going to try for Orioles tickets for later next month when they get released.  Hopefully the Canada restrictions continue.  I can see myself going to many games.  The hot tickets in town are the Yankees and Red Sox and frankly, those are 2 teams I care to see the least.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 23,638
    No hitters are becoming as often as strikeouts. Not becoming special 
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 23,638
    also agree with LaRussa. He gave him a take sign. He didn't obey the order. 
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,781
    igotid88 said:
    also agree with LaRussa. He gave him a take sign. He didn't obey the order. 
    There is something to this, but the entire concept of a coach telling a player when and when not to swing is antiquated.  Their career relies on their numbers.  They should be the ones that decide when they swing
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 23,638
    igotid88 said:
    also agree with LaRussa. He gave him a take sign. He didn't obey the order. 
    There is something to this, but the entire concept of a coach telling a player when and when not to swing is antiquated.  Their career relies on their numbers.  They should be the ones that decide when they swing
    yea but the manager has to have some say. They're losing a lot of their power over the years. 
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