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"is anyone watching baseball"


  

          

its May 1 & Will hasn't made a baseball thread yet so why not.

The Snakes are in first place!

Was it expected the Red Sox would have the best record in baseball?

Manny Machado is hitting .361 and then there is everyone else deep below. he has 1 less homer (9) than the league leader Didi FUCKING GREGORIUS, who also leads the league in RBIs, had a total of 13 home runs in 2 seasons w the DBacks. i'm glad he's ballin tho. we should've paid him.

Scherzer is Gambit in '90 giving up .165avg & 1.62era & 57 strikeouts.

Royals only have 7 wins. remember when they were good?

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Bryce Harper - Best Leadoff Hitter In Baseball
May 01st 2018
1
Springer better..dont @ me
May 02nd 2018
12
Numbers Don't Lie
May 02nd 2018
14
      you talkin May...i'm talkin October nephew....
May 03rd 2018
20
      Right today, Bryce the best
May 03rd 2018
21
           the reigning world series MVP is the best right today...
May 03rd 2018
26
      Updated Numbers: Still Not Lying
May 04th 2018
45
           you aint really tryin to look into no numbers..not with that .264 avg
May 09th 2018
73
                So, if Bryce Harper has one *really* good game...
May 09th 2018
74
                     excuse me this nigga batting .230 now... fk off my line dogg
May 09th 2018
75
Muh-muh-Mookie (c) Smiley
May 08th 2018
61
^^^^ the correct answer n/m
May 08th 2018
64
      Yeah
May 08th 2018
67
.212 MY NIGGA??
Jun 19th 2018
130
      don't say nothin' to 'em.
Jun 19th 2018
131
I'm literally watching it right now
May 01st 2018
2
I caught some Twins today with Tori Hunter
May 08th 2018
68
      Yeah, he's not great
May 09th 2018
70
           I've definitely heard this
May 09th 2018
82
                You ever read about his fan club?
May 09th 2018
84
The Orioles are one of the worst teams in the league. I’m not watching...
May 01st 2018
3
Because they have an owner that keeps getting it wrong
May 02nd 2018
6
Agreed
May 02nd 2018
10
Owner or GM?
May 03rd 2018
22
Tragic
May 03rd 2018
18
Just recently for example
May 03rd 2018
19
Another laughable ass whippin last night
May 04th 2018
35
Worst team in baseball.
May 05th 2018
50
Embarrassing!!!
May 09th 2018
72
braves nl east champs.
May 01st 2018
4
seriously, name a better 1-2-3 than ozzie/acuña/freddy-
May 02nd 2018
11
and they just added Joey Bats..will be in the lineup tonite
May 04th 2018
31
lots of indifference abt this move in braves country-
May 04th 2018
32
if he dont work out..back down to AAA..but hes going to see great
May 04th 2018
33
good start....
May 04th 2018
48
      released: batted .144 over 12 games
May 20th 2018
96
           low risk.
May 21st 2018
99
                relax, man....wasn't a shot...just adding to the conversation
May 21st 2018
102
                     RE: relax, man....wasn't a shot...just adding to the conversation
May 21st 2018
105
                          my apologies for totally reading it wrong, my dude
May 22nd 2018
107
austin riley >>>>>>>
May 14th 2018
89
Did they also add a time machine?
May 04th 2018
34
aaaaand...the Mets have just signed him to a deal...
May 22nd 2018
108
      good start....
May 22nd 2018
109
I'll take the Astros, for one
May 04th 2018
42
      this is the only answer i won't argue much.
May 04th 2018
46
best record in the NL after tonight.
May 13th 2018
88
LMAO nm
May 25th 2018
112
      ................
Jun 18th 2018
127
      ................
Jul 01st 2018
136
      getting uglier....
Jul 04th 2018
139
Shonuff
May 01st 2018
5
admittedly, not full bore...
May 02nd 2018
7
its still all about the Stros nigga
May 02nd 2018
8
That drone idiot from Cleveland is calling out good pitching
May 02nd 2018
9
OH-TA-NI
May 02nd 2018
13
Curious to see if they'd take the governor off in the playoffs
May 02nd 2018
15
it's crazy how long/how cheap they have control though
May 02nd 2018
16
I read about it and play Diamond Dynasty religiously
May 03rd 2018
17
Not yet. I usually wait til the middle of June to really get into it.
May 03rd 2018
23
mets getting no hit
May 03rd 2018
24
success.
May 03rd 2018
25
for fucks sakes i forgot today was a day game
May 03rd 2018
27
      lol i saw a tweet that said they went from booing vargas, to cheering
May 04th 2018
28
           and that's a wrap
May 04th 2018
44
Nobody has been walked off more than 16 times in a season
May 04th 2018
29
Good heavens are they a bummer right now
May 04th 2018
30
      Didn't get to watch Romero's debut, but it's actual good news
May 04th 2018
36
           I think they'll stick with both
May 04th 2018
38
CRIPES!
May 04th 2018
37
angle doesn't do it justice...the sound tho. lol
May 04th 2018
39
the sound.
May 04th 2018
47
WAAAAUUUUUUWWW © guy in the video
May 04th 2018
41
Fat Albert about to have 3000 hits and 600 homers...
May 04th 2018
40
At the ripe ol' age of 41 no less
May 04th 2018
43
      that makes it seem so long ago and so recently all at the same time
May 04th 2018
49
No mention of Ronald Acuña Jr?
May 05th 2018
51
it is awesome
May 05th 2018
52
Gleyber Torres, born in December 1996, ain't too bad either
May 06th 2018
53
He's 8 months younger than Bartolo Colon's MLB career
May 07th 2018
56
He's amazing.
May 07th 2018
54
Ohtani first start in over a week
May 07th 2018
55
Nsty
May 08th 2018
62
      and as a batter
May 08th 2018
63
Vladdy Jr hits an oppo homer off a tee while being interviewed
May 07th 2018
57
I've been trying not to get too excited about him
May 08th 2018
58
      He'll be 20
May 08th 2018
59
           Damn I thought he was 19 turning 20
May 08th 2018
60
We're just bored talking about Mike Trout right?
May 08th 2018
65
You get to see him this weekend
May 08th 2018
66
It's cartoonish
May 09th 2018
69
Remember when Bronx idiots were booing Stanton in April?
May 09th 2018
71
Proves nobody watched him play; he's a notoriously slow starter
May 15th 2018
90
What happened to the Mets today?
May 09th 2018
76
IN THE FIRST FUCKING INNING!!!
May 09th 2018
77
      shout out to Dylan Bundys first inning tho
May 09th 2018
78
      Imagine feeling good after long toss and then that happens
May 09th 2018
79
      LMAO, how is that even possible?
May 09th 2018
80
           The Louis Pujols Tigers did this as well
May 09th 2018
81
one of the reasons I will always love Ichiro....
May 09th 2018
83
Oh...
May 11th 2018
85
Walleye in here spotlighting Trout but what about BETTS?!
May 11th 2018
86
always and the yankees looking tight
May 13th 2018
87
"Jackie" Robinson Cano suspended 80 games ...dat juice
May 15th 2018
91
holy shit, the Dodgers are amazingly bad
May 17th 2018
92
I was curious how much of an outlier they might be
May 18th 2018
93
interesting stats
May 19th 2018
94
RE: holy shit, the Dodgers are amazingly bad
May 20th 2018
95
they needed turner back in the lineup..he makes a difference
May 21st 2018
98
Vladito now hitting .421
May 21st 2018
97
love his dads twitter updates
May 21st 2018
100
batting practice bombs
May 21st 2018
101
Juan Soto of the Nats goes yard in his first career at bat
May 21st 2018
103
*Second AB
May 21st 2018
104
      **Against all odds, your original statement is now technically true
Jun 18th 2018
129
Manny driving up his trade value... 15 HRs so far!
May 22nd 2018
106
Ohtani had a clutch hit top of the 9th
May 24th 2018
110
2 more doubles today but angels pulled him from Sunday’s a start
May 24th 2018
111
vargas out here looking like ollie perez at the end of his mets career
May 26th 2018
113
Go O’s!!
May 26th 2018
114
Miguel Sano went from All Star to A ball in 11 months
Jun 14th 2018
115
says more about the ASG than Sano.
Jun 14th 2018
116
it doesn't.
Jun 14th 2018
121
      oh
Jun 18th 2018
126
           kay
Jun 19th 2018
134
Yeah, he's wreck
Jun 14th 2018
118
      It's been a real slog to watch
Jun 14th 2018
119
           The pitching steps forward have been nice
Jun 16th 2018
125
mike trout is pretty good
Jun 14th 2018
117
Go O’s
Jun 14th 2018
120
No
Jun 14th 2018
122
Jays so far back, I dunno man
Jun 14th 2018
123
Good enough to sweep the Nats tho
Jun 18th 2018
128
lol at pudge sitting behind homeplate...
Jun 15th 2018
124
Go O’s!!
Jun 19th 2018
132
World Champs 11 straight..
Jun 19th 2018
133
did anyone else know Nelson Cruz has the most HRs since 2009?
Jun 22nd 2018
135
nats/redsox & braves/yanks this wk-
Jul 02nd 2018
137
Rays are hot right now
Jul 02nd 2018
138
A’s are playing really well, but they haven’t made up any real groun...
Jul 04th 2018
140
Nats suck. Can’t score and Harper especially can’t hit.
Jul 04th 2018
141
lol, Happy 4th of July
Jul 04th 2018
142
Go O’s
Jul 05th 2018
143
It's so hard being an O's fan
Jul 05th 2018
144
25-66
Jul 10th 2018
145
I love the Yankees think they can hold on to their top prospects forever
Jul 12th 2018
146
matheny roasted-
Jul 14th 2018
147

Call It Anything
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1. "Bryce Harper - Best Leadoff Hitter In Baseball"
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12. "Springer better..dont @ me"
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14. "Numbers Don't Lie"
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George Springer Lead Off Games in 2018: 31
George Springer Lead Off HRs in 2018: 2

Bryce Harper Lead Off Games in 2018: 2
Bryce Harper Lead Off HRs in 2018: 1

Springer's cool though. He's probably the 3rd best lead-off hitter from Connecticut behind Dick McAuliffe and Jimmy Piersall.

  

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20. "you talkin May...i'm talkin October nephew...."
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that lil sample size dont mean shit...erybody know bout bryce....but i aint conceding he the best leadoff hitter in no fkng May...fk. outta. here.

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pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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21. "Right today, Bryce the best"
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Best lead-off hitters right now:

1. Bryce Harper
2. Charlie Blackmon
3. 2017 Anthony Rizzo
4. Tommy Pham
5. Old stories about Rickey Henderson
6. George Springer
7. Dee Gordon

  

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26. "the reigning world series MVP is the best right today... "
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i dont know bout all that other shit you typing..


>Best lead-off hitters right now:
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>1. Bryce Harper
>2. Charlie Blackmon
>3. 2017 Anthony Rizzo
>4. Tommy Pham
>5. Old stories about Rickey Henderson
>6. George Springer
>7. Dee Gordon

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So i'm smokin on this cactus, bangin Fat Patrick
hustla til i die baby grindin like a savage
pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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45. "Updated Numbers: Still Not Lying"
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George Springer Lead Off Games in 2018: 33
George Springer Lead Off HRs in 2018: 2

Bryce Harper Lead Off Games in 2018: 4
Bryce Harper Lead Off HRs in 2018: 2

  

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73. "you aint really tryin to look into no numbers..not with that .264 avg"
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you seem like a surface kinda nigga... call me when bryce goes 6-6

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So i'm smokin on this cactus, bangin Fat Patrick
hustla til i die baby grindin like a savage
pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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74. "So, if Bryce Harper has one *really* good game..."
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... then you'll concede this point?

That rules. The internet rules.

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75. "excuse me this nigga batting .230 now... fk off my line dogg"
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you talking bout 4 HRs on a 3rd place team that aint never won shit...... this isnt the convo for you

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pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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61. "Muh-muh-Mookie (c) Smiley"
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<------- deGrominate

  

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64. "^^^^ the correct answer n/m"
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67. "Yeah"
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He had ended the year hitting 3/4 for the Red Sox last season. I hadn't realize they were planting him in the lead-off spot full-time this year.

  

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130. ".212 MY NIGGA?? "
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FUCK.OUTTA.HERE

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cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

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131. "don't say nothin' to 'em."
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mofo in a 1-24 slump and it's crickets in here.

*1-26.

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2. "I'm literally watching it right now"
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Justin Morneau is a pretty solid analyst. Gonna be honest, I didn't see that coming.

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68. "I caught some Twins today with Tori Hunter"
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That was a little rough at times. He went through an explanation "launch angle" in such a way that it sounded like a power-up in a video game.

  

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70. "Yeah, he's not great"
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Get him talking about outfield defense and he may impress you, but that's not really enough to fill out a three hour broadcast. The Twins have broad back a bunch of alums for limited color-commentary slots and the only real standout was LaTroy Hawkins. He's smart and funny and he knows literally everybody from having played in so many organizations. If he wanted to do this full-time, he'd be a great hire.

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82. "I've definitely heard this"
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>He's smart and funny and he knows literally
>everybody from having played in so many organizations.

He was one of the hosts on a post game radio show that a buddy of mine worked on. One of those shows where they play audio highlights, talk about the game, and then try and interview somebody relevant shortly thereafter. Lining up guests for that can be difficult for a number of reasons (language barriers, organizational inefficiency, players just not wanting to do it, etc.) but he said more times than not it was just a matter of LaTroy going into his cell phone and making it happen.

  

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84. "You ever read about his fan club?"
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Highlights include loaning his BMW to a 17 year old fanclub member for prom. And him visiting one member's grandmother in the hospital when she had dementia.

http://www.espn.com/blog/spring-training/post/_/id/1976/latroy-hawkins-and-family

LaTroy Hawkins and family
Mar 15, 2014
Jim Caple
ESPN Senior Writer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When LaTroy Hawkins finally retires, Major League Baseball not only will be the lesser from his absence, the states of Arizona and Florida could see a drop in tourism. That’s because every year, an inner core of members of the LaTroy Hawkins Fan Club travel to spring training to support the reliever, wherever he’s playing and for whomever he’s pitching.

Well, officially they are members of his fan club. But they and roughly 40 members overall are all so amazingly close that Hawkins considers them part of his own family. “One of the coolest things happens when we’re talking to him before the games and people will come down and want to interrupt," says Larry Campbell, LHFC member No. 21. “And LaTroy says, ‘Not right now, I’m talking with my family.' He refers to us as family. Not friends. Family."

“It’s hard for me to even talk about -- I still get goose bumps about how genuinely nice they are," Hawkins says. “And how they don’t want anything from me. They’re just the nicest people in the world you would ever want to meet. The most caring people you would ever want to meet."

Well, like all family members do, sometimes they do ask for something. Like the request made by Eric Weber (LHFC member No. 230) when he was 17 and attending high school near the Twin Cities a decade or so ago. He and Hawkins were chatting online one day when Weber suddenly asked whether he could borrow the pitcher’s BMW 745 so he could drive his date, Hannah, to the junior prom.

And Hawkins said sure, of course. Because that’s the kind of guy Hawkins is.

The day of the prom was also the day of a Twins game, so Weber waited for Hawkins and the car at the Metrodome. When Hawkins pulled up with the BMW, a fan standing next to Weber asked whose car it was. Weber said, “That’s the car I’m driving to the prom!" Hawkins got out and handed Weber the keys.

“Then LaTroy’s mom drives up in a minivan and picks him up," Weber says. “LaTroy says, ‘Have fun!’, opens up the sliding door of the minivan and gets in with his mom. And then we’re driving down Interstate 94 in his Beemer."

The BMW must have been impressive. Eric and Hannah wound up getting married several years later. “To this day, she will say I was far more into the car than her that night," Weber says. “But that’s understandable. I was 17 and I was driving around a major leaguer’s BMW."

That’s not the end of it, though. When the Webers married, Hawkins flew from his Texas home to Minnesota on New Year’s Eve in terrible weather to be one of Eric’s groomsmen. Not only that, the best man had bronchitis so Hawkins delivered the reception speech in his place.

“He is just a very kind, giving guy. He just wants to make people happy," Weber says. “He commands such a presence. He’s such a magnet -- people cling to him because he’s so much fun to be around."

By the way, the Weber family paid Hawkins back last year for that BMW prom ride. Weber’s father is a pilot for Delta Airlines and when Hawkins was with the Mets last season, he flew the team charter from Denver to Minnesota.

* * *

The LHFC started during the 2000 season for one very simple reason. One day, Hawkins stopped to sign autographs outside the Metrodome for Eric Englund and Heidi Sutter.

“We just started talking to him. He was like some guy we hadn't seen in a long time," Sutter says. “And he was just so incredibly nice and we were like, ‘Wow.’ We didn't even talk much about baseball. After we had talked to him for a while, Eric and I said, ‘Wow, we should make a fan club for him.'"

So the next game, they started signing up members among the fellow fans sitting around them in Section 216 of the Metrodome. Hawkins, himself, signed up the following day. And the club just grew from there, until eventually there were nearly a thousand members.

“LaTroy was so receptive," Sutter says. “It was like a great friendship started. As we went along, there were more and more people. He once said, 'They didn't really care about me "the baseball player," they cared more about me "the man."' And that’s how it was."

Englund, the LHFC president, says the club really caught fire at spring training the following year, 2001, when several members went to see Hawkins and the Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., and LaTroy took them out to dinner. When the season began, Hawkins also asked the club members to meet him outside the Metrodome after the game. And from there, the relationship just grew and strengthened through picnics, barbecues, golf outings, basketball games, card games, trips to the zoo, babysitting, visits to Hawkins’ hometown of Gary, Ind. -- you name it.

“The relationship goes the other way, too. He’s kind of invited us in a way into his family," Englund says. “Whether it’s some of us going to his grandmother’s funeral or going to his wife’s milestone birthday -- all these different events on his side -- he’s welcomed us and invited us as if we’re family. And I feel like family."

Linda Campbell (Larry’s wife and LHFC member No. 20) says that when Hawkins’ wife, Anita, was pregnant with daughter, Troi, a dozen years ago, she invited female fan club members to a baby shower that the Twins' wives threw. Anita had hernia surgery a few months after she gave birth and was unable to lift Troi. So the members got together and helped out.

“We took assorted times -- first thing in the morning, lunch time, evening time," Campbell says. “It was when LaTroy and the Twins were on the road so we took different shifts taking care of Troi -- giving her a bath, feeding her, anything we could do for Anita. In fact, one morning we got there before they even got up."

The members send birthday cards and greetings to Hawkins’ mother and other relatives. Some will drive him around when he’s in town with a team and doesn't have a car. Each year, the LHFC holds a dinner on Hawkins’ birthday and calls him to sing “Happy Birthday."

“I know how it’s affected my life in a positive way," Hawkins says. “My family, my wife, daughter, son, brother, cousins, aunties, grandparents. They keep in contact with everybody, even my brother in prison. It’s amazing. There are still nice people in this world. And they found me."

* * *

Spring training is special for the club’s core members. The LHFC members are Twins fans, but when Minnesota let Hawkins go and he joined the Cubs, a dozen or so decided to go to spring training in Mesa, Ariz., too.

“One reason this really took off is we were all concerned about him," says LHFC member Jim Holst. “He signed out of high school, and he was always a Twin. Then he goes to the Cubs and we didn't want him to be alone. We wanted to be there to support him. So we went down to spring training. We said, ‘We want to be here for you.'"

Hawkins has changed teams 10 times, playing for the Twins, Cubs, Giants, Orioles, Rockies, Yankees, Astros, Brewers, Angels, Mets and now the Rockies again. He’s played in 10 different spring training camps, five in Arizona and five in Florida. And that inner core of fan club members have visited him in each.

“It’s amazing. It is just amazing. Fourteen straight spring trainings. Florida. Arizona," Hawkins says. “Last year when I signed on Jan. 29, they already had their plans made for Arizona because they like coming to Arizona. Then I signed with the Mets and they were like, ‘We already changed our reservations.’ They canceled everything and said, ‘We’ll see you in Florida.'"

“To be honest, we like going to Phoenix more than Florida because all the teams are right there," Larry Campbell says. “So last year before LaTroy signed, we took a 50-50 shot and booked Phoenix. It was late January, and sure enough, he signs with the Mets. I told my wife, ‘You want to go to Port St. Lucie?'"

At the peak, 15 to 20 LHFC members would travel to spring training. Now it’s around half that. The trips are still great fun -- who wouldn't rather lather on the sunscreen instead of shoveling snow? -- but there are sacrifices in the LHFC. After all, these are Twins fans and Hawkins hasn't pitched for Minnesota in more than a decade.

“When he was with the Yankees, that was when I was really torn because I can’t stand the Yankees," Sutter says. “I had to keep telling people, we support LaTroy. So wherever he is, we’re LaTroy fans. But we don’t have to be Yankees fans."

* * *

One of the oldest and most passionate members of the LHFC on those early spring training trips was Sutter’s mother, Granny Lynne, a longtime Twins season-ticket holder. She developed dementia, though, and last year when the Mets had a series in Minnesota, Hawkins made sure to visit her in her memory care unit.

“We knew it was probably the last time he would see her," Sutter says. “She had dementia, but she sure remembered him. She would always ask, ‘How’s Hawk? How’s Hawk? How’s my boy?’ She referred to him as her other son.

“After the Saturday Mets-Twins game, he said, ‘OK, I’m going to go visit Mom.’ He met me out at her care center and he brought her all these things. She was just so thrilled he was there and he was just very humored by her. He was there a good hour and a half to two hours with my mom, talking and laughing. He brought a baseball and a cap and signed them.

“That’s what he does. He goes out of his way for people who are important to him."

When Granny Lynne died last month, she was buried with the baseball cap and baseball Hawkins autographed for her.

“He’s just always there for us. And we have just more fun with him. He’s an incredible human being," Sutter says. “We all hope he never stops pitching. It’s like, ‘OK, he’s 41 this year and a team still wanted him.’ We can’t imagine him not being on that diamond and that pitching mound.

“It’s pretty neat. We continue to go to spring training with whatever team he’s pitching for, wherever they’re training, that’s where we’ll go for spring training. We’re his fans."

Hawkins is in the top 20 of most games pitched. If he can pitch another 57 games -- he pitched 72 last season -- he will reach the 1,000-game mark, something only 15 pitchers have done. Depending on whether Jose Contreras makes the Rangers' roster, Hawkins could be the oldest pitcher in baseball this season.

One of these years, though, Hawkins will retire. The spring training trips will end. But the fan club and the relationships will not. They can’t, because they are family.

“He’s an honest, fair man," Holst says. “He works really hard and treats everyone with a lot of respect. That’s the only reason I joined the club. I got to know him and found out he’s a good man. Not pretentious at all. He’s down to earth, talks to anybody. We’ll be friends forever, until one of us dies."

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I wouldn't be surprised if Showalter leaves.

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Angelos looks to not be afraid to spend money anymore. The GM just sucked and decided to spend in the wrong place.

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- The way they delt with Schoop early in his career; but finally they let him play over Flaherty.
- The whole Kim thing last year. Dude played, he hit but they botched that whole thing.
- Not resigning Cruz a dude who proved he was consistent but instead broke the bank for a guy they has a career year ever 5 years in Davis.
- Speaking of Davis. As soon as they gave him this huge contract it proved there was NO WAY they could afford Manny too. They basically picked Davis over Manny. Again, historically dumb.
- Not dealing Manny to the Diamondbacks during the off season. See above - I'd rather get him out of the AL because as soon as the Yanks signed Stanton that let me know Manny would be their target this off season and not Harper.

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4. "braves nl east champs."
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11. "seriously, name a better 1-2-3 than ozzie/acuña/freddy-"
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31. "and they just added Joey Bats..will be in the lineup tonite"
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32. "lots of indifference abt this move in braves country-"
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ultimately, low-risk/high-reward.

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33. "if he dont work out..back down to AAA..but hes going to see great"
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pitches with that lineup around him...ozzie is a fkn beast

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96. "released: batted .144 over 12 games"
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still in 1st.

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102. "relax, man....wasn't a shot...just adding to the conversation"
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105. "RE: relax, man....wasn't a shot...just adding to the conversation"
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huh?

where did i appear worked up?

i didn't take your post as a 'shot' atall, and i simply repeated myself in response.

no harm no foul, homie.

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107. "my apologies for totally reading it wrong, my dude"
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89. "austin riley >>>>>>>"
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34. "Did they also add a time machine?"
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He's cooked.

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108. "aaaaand...the Mets have just signed him to a deal..."
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he is available for tonight's game
https://twitter.com/SteveGelbs/status/999045638410178562

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42. "I'll take the Astros, for one"
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All joking about George Springer's place in the pantheon of lead-off hitters aside, Springer-Altuve-Correa is pretty prolific. They've shuffled it around a bit, inserting Bregman 2nd at times, but the last few weeks that seems to be their go-to line-up.

All 3 are in good health, in their primes, have 1500+ MLB plate appearances, and have each run off consecutive seasons of 5+ rWAR in the previous 2 years. To have that kind of consistency and potency at the top of a line-up is pretty special.

Freeman is a certified stud and a premier offensive talent. Acuna is a great bet to get there, but he's 20 is more likely to have some ebb and flow to his hitting in the next year or two as he adjusts. I do not trust this Albies power surge and don't think he's a 5 win guy this year. Maybe he's Jimmy Rollins-ish sometime soon. That said, I wouldn't bet against your assertion being true a year or so from now. I just think it's a little quick to crown them, especially over the Astros casually stuff three 5+ win players at the top of their line-up coming off a World Series win.

  

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46. "this is the only answer i won't argue much."
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88. "best record in the NL after tonight."
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112. "LMAO nm"
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on sabbatical.

does it really matter?

wonder what bin's doing?
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139. "getting uglier...."
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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/mlb/bs-sp-nationals-red-sox-20180704-story.html

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5. "Shonuff"
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I’ve got the package... watching games daily.

  

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7. "admittedly, not full bore..."
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I keep up with standings and how the Angels and Braves are doing, but I can't go all the way in til after the NBA season ends.

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8. "its still all about the Stros nigga"
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9. "That drone idiot from Cleveland is calling out good pitching"
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that will end well for him

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13. "OH-TA-NI"
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Im half happy and sad the angels are being so cautious with him. Excited to tune in to catch him, but then hes out half the games.

I tuned in and saw that HR against the yankees in the opener live. That was dope.

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15. "Curious to see if they'd take the governor off in the playoffs"
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Maybe go no DH in an AL park

  

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16. "it's crazy how long/how cheap they have control though"
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it will be interesting to see how they add talent to that roster

  

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17. "I read about it and play Diamond Dynasty religiously"
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But basketballs gotta end before I have more time in my sports diet for baseball beyond articles and podcasts.


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24. "mets getting no hit"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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25. "success."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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27. "for fucks sakes i forgot today was a day game"
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im glad i didnt tune in...what an awful series for this team.

and lmao @harvey. i imagine the fans booed the shit out of him.

  

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28. "lol i saw a tweet that said they went from booing vargas, to cheering"
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callaway when he came to yank him, to booing when the bullpen door opened to reveal harvey

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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44. "and that's a wrap"
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29. "Nobody has been walked off more than 16 times in a season"
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The Twins have already been walked off five times and it's not even Cinco de Mayo.

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30. "Good heavens are they a bummer right now"
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How about that Fernando Romero debut, though.

I think he's more likely to end up in the pen (which you have blessedly reminded us isn't such a bad outcome right now) but while literally nothing else is going right, it's kind of fun to imagine a rotation with Romero and Berrios at the front.

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36. "Didn't get to watch Romero's debut, but it's actual good news"
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Which big new addition do you think gets sent down to Rochester first, Lance Lynn or Logan Morrison?

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38. "I think they'll stick with both"
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Unlike Hughes, Lynn throws hard enough to be useful in the pen. They won't DFA him and they can't send him to Rochester because he's been an MLB vet too long.

Morrison's actually been heating up, which mostly points us to how incredibly horrible his start was. But he's at .308/.400/.513 the last two weeks and Sano is out. There's no help there besides hoping he starts hitting for real.

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37. "CRIPES!"
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https://twitter.com/VladGuerrero27/status/992251437559136257

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39. "angle doesn't do it justice...the sound tho. lol"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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47. "the sound."
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Rjcc is code for "bitch-ass troll"

DROkayplayer™

  

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41. "WAAAAUUUUUUWWW © guy in the video"
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That is a ridiculous sound, though, absolutely murdered it.

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40. "Fat Albert about to have 3000 hits and 600 homers..."
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and nobody knows it but me (c)Kenny Edmonds. Obviously, that's a cyse, but still.

...private when I fly, ball out like Bron do. You in the game, but you sit n' coach like Tyronn Lue - Royce

  

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Call It Anything
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43. "At the ripe ol' age of 41 no less"
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https://www.12up.com/posts/6041654-albert-pujols-latest-statements-definitely-make-it-seem-like-he-s-older-than-his-listed-age

He's got 3 more years left on that contract too.

  

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49. "that makes it seem so long ago and so recently all at the same time"
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>He's got 3 more years left on that contract too.

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51. "No mention of Ronald Acuña Jr?"
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What’s your projection based on what you’ve seen thus far?

  

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52. "it is awesome"
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born in December of 1997, kid is basically a 20 year old BALLING in the MLB. i looked up his stats just now, you're right he is the standout so far this year.

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53. "Gleyber Torres, born in December 1996, ain't too bad either"
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56. "He's 8 months younger than Bartolo Colon's MLB career"
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54. "He's amazing. "
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Too early to see how the league adjusts but I expect him to be an impact player and the face of that team.

With him gone Vladdy Jr should be the number 1 prospect in all of baseball. Vladdy Jr batting .400 being the youngest in that whole league at 19. Fuck yeah.


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55. "Ohtani first start in over a week"
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Shutout through 6 before giving up a walk, HR, walk exit in the 7th.

His off speed stuff was working well, but the fastball didnt hit 100mph. Wouldve been nice to watch him pitch in Colorado, but I like him on the Sunday pitching schedule

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62. "Nsty"
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https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/what-shohei-ohtani-just-figured-out/

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63. "and as a batter"
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https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/shohei-ohtani-had-another-moment/

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Heinz
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57. "Vladdy Jr hits an oppo homer off a tee while being interviewed"
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https://twitter.com/fishercats/status/993550884545146880?s=21

Then hits 2 homers at night the same day...1 being off the hotel in centre field lol This kid. Named player of the week again in this early season after batting .500 that week, he's batting .400 overall now I believe. Send him and Bo to AAA Buffalo

https://twitter.com/fishercats/status/993653229270589442?s=21


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58. "I've been trying not to get too excited about him"
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At the end of the day, Vlad is probably my favorite player of all-time. The notion of his namesake being a superstar and putting the family in the Bonds, Griffey, Alou echelon of generational baseball talents is wild. I don't want to set myself up to be disappointment, but damn. He is really raking and showing a kind of offensive maturity that he must have inherited from his mother.

From what I've seen he doesn't really fit at 3B and is more likely to end up at 1B, but the Blue Jays might just hand him the keys next year at 21.

  

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59. "He'll be 20"
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Hes played well at 3B tho, great arm. His lateral movement needs improvement and I think that a major reason they want to keep developing him. Only person to play 1B for the Jays should be Smoak. His glove and bat are too good. Im not sure where he'll play everyday but he will when he gets the call. He still walks more than he strikesout. It'd hard not to get excited about our farm system


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Call It Anything
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60. "Damn I thought he was 19 turning 20"
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He just hit 19. And unlike his father, he won't magically get a year older in his 30s.

  

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65. "We're just bored talking about Mike Trout right?"
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Because he's still better than everybody named in this post put together. Bleacher Report just had an article about Mookie Betts putting together the start of an MVP season and their primary argument was pretty much "holy shit, this guy is only a half a win worse than Mike Trout."

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66. "You get to see him this weekend"
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69. "It's cartoonish"
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On Sunday he went 3-4 with a HR, BB, SB and threw a guy out at 3B to end an inning. He struck out looking 3-2 on a pretty nasty curve on the inside corner.

He's on pace for a 13-14 win season right now. And he's been the third biggest story on his own team behind Ohtani two-waying and Pujols limping to 3,000 hits.

He's about to pass Carlos Beltran on the CF JAWS list and by the end of the month, he'll probably be above the career average mark for a HOFer.

He's a 6 week injury in 2017 away from arguably deserving 6 MVPs.

Somehow it's become pedestrian.

  

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71. "Remember when Bronx idiots were booing Stanton in April?"
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That aged well.

http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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90. "Proves nobody watched him play; he's a notoriously slow starter"
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Marauder21
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76. "What happened to the Mets today?"
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They batted out of order and had to forefit an out? I'm trying to catch up to this on Twitter, but I had no idea that was even the penalty for batting our of order (which I didn't know you could even do?)

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77. "IN THE FIRST FUCKING INNING!!!"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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78. "shout out to Dylan Bundys first inning tho"
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4 bombs ...zero outs...

Here's how it unfolded:

Royals left fielder Jon Jay led off with an infield single.

Right fielder Jorge Soler homered to center.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas homered to right.

Catcher Salvador Perez homered to center.

First baseman Lucas Duda walked on four pitches.

Designated hitter Whit Merrifield walked.

And left fielder Alex Gordon homered to right, driving in Duda and Merrifield.

And just like that, Bundy's night was done.

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79. "Imagine feeling good after long toss and then that happens "
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80. "LMAO, how is that even possible?"
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Shout out to Cincy's manager for apparently waiting until Asdrubal Cabrera had already reached before talking to the umps about it.

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81. "The Louis Pujols Tigers did this as well"
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Its surreal to watch

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83. "one of the reasons I will always love Ichiro...."
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"...who the fuck is Tom Brady?"

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/heres-how-ichiro-responded-when-he-got-a-text-from-tom-brady-whos-tom-brady/

...private when I fly, ball out like Bron do. You in the game, but you sit n' coach like Tyronn Lue - Royce

  

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85. "Oh..."
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Tani

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86. "Walleye in here spotlighting Trout but what about BETTS?!"
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Betts has played in 4 less games, they have the same amount of hits but 5 more doubles, 1 more homer, 2 more RBI, 14 more strikeouts, and a .200 point better SLG percentage.

i'll probably Marv Betts with this post, but he is playing really impressive, and the team is in first.

since we are talking outfielders, glad A.J. Pollock is back and healthy. playin well.

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87. "always and the yankees looking tight"
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the al central is garbage.

still early however the scrub teams are weak juice.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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91. ""Jackie" Robinson Cano suspended 80 games ...dat juice"
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pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
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H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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will_5198
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92. "holy shit, the Dodgers are amazingly bad"
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just noticed their record...17-26? I knew about Seager and Kershaw but it looks like all the wheels came off at once.

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93. "I was curious how much of an outlier they might be"
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I looked at the 10 worst teams following a 100 win season in a non-expansion year in a full (non-strike shortened season) in the last 50 years:

70-71 Reds (-23 wins)
85-86 Cardinals (-22)
71-72 Orioles (-21)
11-12 Phillies (-21)
84-85 Tigers (-20)
90-91 Athletics (-19)
05-06 Cardinals (-17)
69-70 Mets (-17)
86-87 Mets (-16)
99-00 Diamondbacks (-15)

Right now the Dodgers are on pace for -40. That's unprecedented for a team that won 100+. In all of baseball history it would be the 3rd worst of all-time behind the 1914 (99 wins)/1915 (43 wins) Philadelphia Athletics and the 1934 (72 wins)/1935 (38 wins) Boston Braves.

To give it a more relatable context, the current #3 on that list is the fire sale 1997 (92 wins) to 1998 (54 wins) Florida Marlins.

  

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94. "interesting stats"
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I remember that DBacks team, they lost *everyone* after that World Series title.

i catch the Dodgers games when they play Arizona and they are awful, in every single aspect.

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95. "RE: holy shit, the Dodgers are amazingly bad"
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we had Kershaw, Seager, Turner, Puig, Ryu, and Woods all out at the same time I believe. But yes things have been falling apart since game 7.

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98. "they needed turner back in the lineup..he makes a difference"
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So i'm smokin on this cactus, bangin Fat Patrick
hustla til i die baby grindin like a savage
pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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Heinz
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97. "Vladito now hitting .421"
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Went 5-5 with a walk off in the first game of a double header. He should be done with AA
https://twitter.com/fishercats/status/998276190707298304?s=21


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100. "love his dads twitter updates"
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Vlad was always my second favorite player growing up besides Griffey

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101. "batting practice bombs"
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https://twitter.com/shinjibvby/status/997897317666586624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Flarrybrownsports.com%2Fbaseball%2Fwatch-shohei-ohtani-525-foot-hr-batting-practice%2F444620&tfw_creator=dirnted13


525 ft...thats a pitcher.

That swing is beautiful

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103. "Juan Soto of the Nats goes yard in his first career at bat"
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This kid was born a month after Aquemini came out.

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104. "*Second AB"
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Struck out on four pitches in a PH appearance on Sunday

  

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129. "**Against all odds, your original statement is now technically true"
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I happily stand corrected

  

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106. "Manny driving up his trade value... 15 HRs so far!"
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https://www.mlb.com/news/manny-machado-smashes-15th-home-run-in-win/c-277725862

It sucks that we'll have to get rid of him. I'd have liked to see him play his entire career here. Trumbo and Chris Davis gotta go cuz they're cutting in on the budget.

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110. "Ohtani had a clutch hit top of the 9th"
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2 rbis and tied the game

Stole a free base and reached home on a single to cap a 4 run inning for the win.

That’s a pitcher...

Or wait is he a pitcher?


Simmons had a dope layout catch and cole Calhoun had a great throw on a tag up in the bottom of the 9th to preserve the win

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111. "2 more doubles today but angels pulled him from Sunday’s a start"
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At yankee stadium

Glad I didn’t buy tickets

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113. "vargas out here looking like ollie perez at the end of his mets career"
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this team is so hard to watch now

  

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114. "Go O’s!!"
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115. "Miguel Sano went from All Star to A ball in 11 months"
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Been struggling this year, but sent all the way back to A? That's a message.

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116. "says more about the ASG than Sano. "
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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121. "it doesn't."
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<------- deGrominate

  

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126. "oh"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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134. "kay"
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<------- deGrominate

  

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118. "Yeah, he's wreck"
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Doesn't look hurt though. I don't really know what is at Ft. Myers that's going to make it better, but it's probably more effective than a benching. Though definitely more insulting.

I guess we'll see. I'm so disappointed in this team, but there's enough season left to fix stuff.

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119. "It's been a real slog to watch"
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Reminiscent of 2011. Just the combination of injuries to guys who were productive last year, Sano plummeting down to Earth, disappointing offseason acquisitions and a laughable bullpen.

It's going to be wait for Nick Gordon and eventually Royce Lewis and not much else for the next few.

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125. "The pitching steps forward have been nice"
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Romero's been a little rough lately, but it's tough to call his debut anything but "solid" at the moment, striking out a batter per inning and keeping the ball in the park. Berrios bounced back from getting a bit bruised up really nicely and is looking like our best young starter since Liriano. Which doesn't sound that interesting except that Liriano debut'd (not counting 2005's cup of coffee) twelve years ago.

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117. "mike trout is pretty good"
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So i'm smokin on this cactus, bangin Fat Patrick
hustla til i die baby grindin like a savage
pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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120. "Go O’s"
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<---
Fuck a sig, my presence is enough.

  

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122. "No"
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About 10 years since I've been a season ticket holder

I still get out to the ballpark every year...at least once

But after my most recent attendance...I realized...I haven't been paying attention to baseball at all

I couldn't name 3 players on my own team

Baseball is dead.

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you can't understand it with an explanation

  

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123. "Jays so far back, I dunno man"
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might have to get on the Cleveland Baseball Team Bandwagon come playoff time

  

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128. "Good enough to sweep the Nats tho"
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I mean we got swept by the Rays LOL

I think we are still good enough to compete for WC. Really depends on pitching coming back and doing what they would normally do. Vladdy Jr not being able to get called up after getting hurt sucks for a late season run

I can see teams really needing Happ, Estrada, Donaldson....then the Jays resigning the first 2 in the offseason after getting some good prospects. Hey Yanks...give us The Red Thunder for Happ please.


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124. "lol at pudge sitting behind homeplate..."
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for his son's start against miami. he could have literally be calling signals from where he was sitting.

  

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132. "Go O’s!!"
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Sorriest team is the league.
Can somebody break down why we are so bad? I’ve tuned them out a long time ago.

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133. "World Champs 11 straight.."
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who mad?

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So i'm smokin on this cactus, bangin Fat Patrick
hustla til i die baby grindin like a savage
pimp game sweet, breakin ankles and feet
cuz these hoes break they toes til they job complete

H-Town made L.A. paid

  

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135. "did anyone else know Nelson Cruz has the most HRs since 2009?"
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wow. that shocked me. SHOULD I HAVE KNOWN??? https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cruzne02.shtml

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137. "nats/redsox & braves/yanks this wk-"
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*birdman hands*

braves abt to make statement.

AND we don't gotta see severino.

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138. "Rays are hot right now"
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Swept the Yankees, beat the Nationals in a 2-game series and took 3 of 4 from Houston.

Our next series is against the Marlins and watch us get clobbered. LMAO!

On the real though, I thought this season was gonna be a complete disaster. But they seem to be finding their footing and competing, even against good teams too.

  

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140. "A’s are playing really well, but they haven’t made up any real groun..."
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...because the Astros and the Mariners are so stinking hot. Nine games above .500, and we’re going to end the day third in the West and like 7 games behind Seattle for the Wild Card.

We had our best June in YEARS at 17-10, and that was good for the third best record that month in the AL West.

And while the team has played really well on the road, we’re playing Cleveland and Houston on their territory over the next week.

Fucking AL West.

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141. "Nats suck. Can’t score and Harper especially can’t hit."
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Everyone here keeps saying they’ll figure it out eventually...but it’s halfway through the season

  

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142. "lol, Happy 4th of July"
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143. "Go O’s"
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<---
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144. "It's so hard being an O's fan"
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145. "25-66"
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<---
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Heinz
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146. "I love the Yankees think they can hold on to their top prospects forever"
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while still trading away for big names or anything they need....shit don't work like that. The shitty teams who have big key players YOU need......come at a hefty price. Not the other way around. Not saying you shouldnt be cheap about it and just start selling off your prospect assets but stop acting like they are in need this season more than you are.

Machado or Happ...yall are gonna lose Frazier, Sheffield and Andujar...it's gonna happen. Those teams are the ones trying to play catch up with the Stros and Sox...you are.



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147. "matheny roasted-"
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https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/1018332556578754560

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