Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Lobby Okay Sports topic #2734695

Subject: "That’s the Way Baseball Go (c): ‘21 MLB Season Post" Previous topic | Next topic
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 08:55 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
"That’s the Way Baseball Go (c): ‘21 MLB Season Post"


          

Opening day! Vegas says Dodgers/Yankees WS. Lindor got PAID. Lot of teams got better. What’s your expectation for your squad? We lost Kolten, kept Yadi and Waino and added Arenado. With Kolten hon, the job is all Tommy Edman’s and we’ll see a lot of Paul DeJong. Not sure how they are going to assemble the outfield...especially with Harrison Bader out 4 to 6 weeks. Pretty happy with the pitching staff, as long as they can stay healthy.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top


Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
On paper, this is the best Dodgers team ever assembled
Apr 01st 2021
1
#brAves
Apr 01st 2021
2
      Braves and Padres got squads too
Apr 01st 2021
5
Mets/Nationals postponed due to Covid issues....yikes
Apr 01st 2021
3
already? damn
Apr 01st 2021
6
wtf...I had to double check I was in the 2021 thread
Apr 01st 2021
11
I'm hoping the Rays can bring Wander Franco up this season
Apr 01st 2021
4
He looks exciting
Apr 05th 2021
23
Cole out here makin em miss
Apr 01st 2021
7
LOL....as soon as I hit enter, he hung one...
Apr 01st 2021
8
      damn, 8 SO and a no-decision
Apr 01st 2021
9
Cubs - Expectations Low
Apr 01st 2021
10
MLB All Star Game and Draft being pulled from Atlanta...
Apr 02nd 2021
12
Well done! Hope Schilling and Aubrey Huff rage tweet themselves....
Apr 02nd 2021
13
Buccos in First place!!!
Apr 02nd 2021
14
Same for the O's
Apr 05th 2021
24
Lets’s GOhtani!
Apr 04th 2021
15
Struck out one and hit a HR in his 1st ab
Apr 04th 2021
16
      So many random stat milestones he’s gonna get if he stays healthy
Apr 04th 2021
17
           RE: So many random stat milestones he’s gonna get if he stays healthy
Apr 04th 2021
18
                5th k of the night
Apr 04th 2021
20
                     :::shoehei Ohtani fist pump:::: 6th K
Apr 04th 2021
21
                          Damn Joe left him out there...
Apr 04th 2021
22
Kershaw had nothing on that ball
Apr 04th 2021
19
Kershaw has looked great since!
Apr 11th 2021
35
Akil Baddoo...can’t make this shit up
Apr 07th 2021
25
Tatis’ shoulder is becoming a thing...
Apr 07th 2021
26
bauer out here pitching w/ sticky balls?
Apr 08th 2021
27
That boy Nolan!!!
Apr 08th 2021
28
Big Lance Lynn still out here....11 SO, complete game shutout
Apr 09th 2021
29
Ohtani Rakin’
Apr 09th 2021
30
He’s so, effortlessly good
Apr 11th 2021
34
      he really is...and I wish we could talk.marvel about it more here
Apr 13th 2021
43
Pads first no hitter in franchise history
Apr 10th 2021
31
another great move by the Pirates
Apr 10th 2021
32
literally amazing
Apr 10th 2021
33
you expecting to win the division?
Apr 11th 2021
36
      RE: you expecting to win the division?
Apr 11th 2021
37
      yeah they'll need him
Apr 13th 2021
40
      Unless they move, no.
Apr 17th 2021
63
Freddie carried over the heat from the playoffs...
Apr 12th 2021
38
was at the game last night-
Apr 19th 2021
69
      to be cliche guy for a sec...
Apr 19th 2021
70
Ohtani Random Stat alert
Apr 12th 2021
39
Glasnow struck out 14 in 7.2 innings (1 walk, 2 hits)
Apr 13th 2021
41
he's so good...he's just...
Apr 13th 2021
42
Tyler Glasnow’s New Groove (Fangraphs swipe)
Apr 14th 2021
48
      This was a very cool article. Thanks for posting it.
Apr 14th 2021
56
Oh nothing to see here:
Apr 13th 2021
44
Here’s the random stat to go with it
Apr 13th 2021
45
      oh, there’s more. in Bo’s house of all places
Apr 13th 2021
46
      in the same game.
Apr 14th 2021
49
      Much watch tv for me right now
Apr 14th 2021
50
      Maybe even more surprising last night: Trout struck out 4 times
Apr 14th 2021
53
           Damn hes now struck out 5xs in last two games counting today.
Apr 14th 2021
58
      Lol...the Royals fan going full, Kenny Lofton...
Apr 14th 2021
51
      Part Deux
Apr 14th 2021
54
BUXTON!
Apr 14th 2021
47
LOL..."equally leveling lists"...
Apr 14th 2021
57
Goldie hits #250 and Arenado is raking
Apr 14th 2021
52
its great to see ex-Diamondback players succeeding
Apr 14th 2021
55
      damn, man...I didn't think about that
Apr 14th 2021
59
Giolito pitched a jewel yesterday.
Apr 14th 2021
60
Lost the perfect game. Batter got hit by a pitch for an auto
Apr 14th 2021
61
Dodgers vs Padres felt like Game 7 of the World Series
Apr 17th 2021
62
Loving this budding rivalry. High entertainment factor
Apr 17th 2021
64
Mookie with the game ending diving catch!
Apr 17th 2021
65
I am in NO way comparing myself with Mookie Betts...
Apr 18th 2021
66
Ohtani watch was paused for a few days
Apr 19th 2021
67
Arihara pitched a gem last night.
Apr 20th 2021
73
A's have gone from can't win to can't lose real quick
Apr 19th 2021
68
... and I love it nm
Apr 19th 2021
71
Yanks are fucking scuffling...
Apr 19th 2021
72
Ohtani with a shaky start but has settled In
Apr 20th 2021
74
Lol what a line in 4 IP
Apr 20th 2021
75
I've been pleasantly surprised by the Red Sox
Apr 21st 2021
76
Might need to stay w/ those GSW jerseys on some power transfer vibe
Apr 22nd 2021
78
      those were very divisive, but I like them
Apr 22nd 2021
79
           me too, bright colors in general need a comeback in sports
Apr 22nd 2021
80
                they only wore them 2 games last weekend
Apr 23rd 2021
81
Back to hitting HRs
Apr 21st 2021
77
degrom is on some other planet shit right now
Apr 24th 2021
82
Bellinger, Lux, Taylor, Mckinstry all hurt...
Apr 24th 2021
83
Mercedes can hit any and everything.
Apr 24th 2021
84
Lol...Ohtani wild...
Apr 24th 2021
85
So deGrom might be a better pitcher and hitter now lol
Apr 25th 2021
86
Finally; a clutch HR
Apr 25th 2021
87
Junior is absolutely feasting off Dodgers’ pitching, right now
Apr 25th 2021
88
Granted it’s April, but these Padres Dodgers games are 🔥
Apr 25th 2021
89
Ohtani starting again tonight. Not sure if he’s in lineup or on a PC
Apr 26th 2021
90
First person to start a game pitching while leading league in Hrs
Apr 26th 2021
91
      Walked and scored a run in the top of the 1st
Apr 26th 2021
92
      Lol top of the second he bats, and knocks in 2 runs off a double
Apr 26th 2021
94
           So close to hitting a 3 run HR
Apr 26th 2021
95
                Struck out 6 of the last 7; he’s dealing now
Apr 26th 2021
96
                     Lol bunted for a hit. First bunt for a hit by a P since 2015
Apr 26th 2021
97
      also leads the league in triples
Apr 26th 2021
93
Kevin, wyd???
Apr 28th 2021
98
RE: Kevin, wyd???
Apr 28th 2021
99
      Same! He was in no way in a better position to make the catch...
Apr 28th 2021
100
      He was in a better throwing position tho
Apr 29th 2021
103
           his momentum was carrying him away from the direction of the throw...
May 02nd 2021
107
           LOL -he had to take like 5 steps to slow his momentum & reorient himself
May 02nd 2021
108
                Ok, I thought I was bugging…
May 02nd 2021
109
      did him like Darryl Strawberry did Homer on the Simpsons
May 02nd 2021
106
If all your favorite players formed one, single player
Apr 29th 2021
101
post #47
Apr 29th 2021
102
Vlad Jr.
Apr 29th 2021
104
deGrom should sue the Mets for never scoring when he pitches
Apr 29th 2021
105
Rays-Angels...Glasnow vs. Ohtani tonight and I'm gonna miss it...
May 03rd 2021
110
RE: Rays-Angels...Glasnow vs. Ohtani tonight and I'm gonna miss it...
May 03rd 2021
111
Oh OK. I didn't know Ohtani was questionable.
May 03rd 2021
112
RE: Oh OK. I didn't know Ohtani was questionable.
May 03rd 2021
113
      My bad. We have MLB Network
May 03rd 2021
114
scratched, tonight…damn
May 03rd 2021
115
      it took this moment for me to learn Justus is not Gary's son lol
May 03rd 2021
116
      lol…even after I knew, my brain still tried to make the connection…
May 03rd 2021
120
      He could still be in the lineup tonight
May 03rd 2021
117
           In the lineup as DH
May 03rd 2021
118
           good point…don’t want him out there favoring something…
May 03rd 2021
119
Gotdamn the angels suck. They gotta get it together
May 04th 2021
121
      With that said; here are you Ohtani “oh shit” highlights
May 04th 2021
122
           LMAO! I was following the gamecast on my phone and I got a little cocky
May 04th 2021
123
           Lol…awesome
May 04th 2021
125
           The MLB app is actually really good for following games
May 04th 2021
126
                I'll check that out...
May 04th 2021
127
           You hang em, we bang em
May 04th 2021
124
Giants scored 10 runs in the top of the 1st…
May 04th 2021
128
Ohtani in the lineup tonight, pitching tomorrow
May 04th 2021
129
Tough game— hit like 3 balls to the warning track
May 05th 2021
130
      FUN! without the 'cism!
May 05th 2021
131
No Means No
May 05th 2021
132
Go O’s
May 05th 2021
133
The first time a wild pitch is the only blemish?
May 06th 2021
137
      exactly…you would have thought there’d be no more things…
May 07th 2021
160
White Sox still rolling even after losing Luis Roberts.
May 06th 2021
134
Ohtani pitched another bad/good game
May 06th 2021
135
Starting to think the BBs might be a feature, not a bug
May 06th 2021
143
      I feel like that’s premature
May 06th 2021
148
Albert Pujols is being released by the Los Angels Angels.
May 06th 2021
136
I was thinking about this the other day. Did anyone have a better prime
May 06th 2021
138
His name has never been mentioned as being a steroid user
May 06th 2021
139
Griffey is a people's favorite choice
May 06th 2021
142
His first 10 years was absolutely bonkers…
May 06th 2021
140
      Who else is in the math here
May 06th 2021
141
      for the record...
May 06th 2021
144
      Just as a hitter, I think Edgar deserves a mention
May 06th 2021
145
      You are forgetting Larry Walker.
May 06th 2021
146
           RE: You are forgetting Larry Walker.
May 06th 2021
147
                I don’t feel like crunching the numbers.
May 06th 2021
149
                     By WAR and OPS+, Dante Bichette is the strongest argument FOR Walker
May 06th 2021
150
                          Larry Walker was a focking monster.
May 06th 2021
151
      Is this the HR where the ball was a rocket launched from his bat?
May 07th 2021
153
           Lol…yes. Lidge threw him an 0-1 slider…
May 07th 2021
157
I know this is a post offering Pujols his flowers
May 07th 2021
154
      RE: I know this is a post offering Pujols his flowers
May 07th 2021
155
      He was so consistently great I didn't think he would fall off so fast
May 09th 2021
166
      Different leagues.
May 07th 2021
156
Ohtani just hit his 10th HR
May 06th 2021
152
All or nothing.
May 07th 2021
158
RE: All or nothing.
May 07th 2021
159
      This is a dumb article that covers some of it
May 08th 2021
162
           Yeah, it does sound like basketball.
May 08th 2021
164
           Tim Kurkjian has been talking about this for the last 4 or 5 years…
May 08th 2021
165
           one of baseball's biggest problems
May 09th 2021
167
Easy power
May 07th 2021
161
Lol, I love Joe Kelly…
May 08th 2021
163
Ohtani went 0-5 yesterday, pitching and hitting tonight
May 11th 2021
168
And the drama continues (A's stadium) ...
May 11th 2021
169
MLB can go fuck itself
May 11th 2021
170
happy retirement to Jordan Zimmermann
May 11th 2021
171
Ohtani pitched a hell of a game today
May 11th 2021
172
Tatis Jr and Wil Myers test positive…
May 12th 2021
173
makes sense...
May 12th 2021
174
the way this was worded I thought steroids
May 12th 2021
175
Ohtani batting leadoff tonight as the DH
May 12th 2021
176
Dodgers sign Pujols for the remainder of the season
May 15th 2021
177
Ohtani hit a 2 run blast top of the 9th vs Barnes to end losing streak
May 16th 2021
178
I was waiting for this moment. He just ripped Hr #13
May 17th 2021
179
RE: I was waiting for this moment. He just ripped Hr #13
May 18th 2021
180
LOL…
May 18th 2021
181
Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks 😬😬
May 18th 2021
182
They’ll need Rendon to do what he can do
May 18th 2021
183
Best team in baseball
May 18th 2021
184
Ohtani smoked HR #14, but Heaney gave up 5 runs in the 1st
May 18th 2021
185
Video evidence
May 18th 2021
186
      Went 2-3 yesterday with two walks
May 19th 2021
187
Pitching and hitting tonight. Free on MLBTV
May 19th 2021
188
Didn't have it tonight (which is concerning) but pitched a solid game
May 20th 2021
190
      Dead arm
May 20th 2021
191
           I know you want to establish a rotation and consistency
May 20th 2021
192
No hitters on back to back nights…
May 20th 2021
189
All this talk about Ohtani, but man, Davish is locked in again.
May 20th 2021
193
Sox vs Yankees tonight!
May 21st 2021
194
RE: Sox vs Yankees tonight!
May 21st 2021
195
Braves hang a 20 piece on the Pirates…
May 22nd 2021
196
No entrainment value in blowouts. People are ready to go
May 24th 2021
199
      well, Acuna is tied for the league lead in homers….
May 24th 2021
201
           He can have all the meaningless home runs in the world.
May 24th 2021
202
                You mean the one that happened as the Sox were getting swept?
May 24th 2021
203
                     Cardinals got punched in the face last night
May 25th 2021
204
                          The Sox are a good team…
May 26th 2021
205
                               What?
May 26th 2021
206
Rays are hot right now! 10 wins straight
May 24th 2021
197
11, now…Margot with the triple
May 24th 2021
200
The only thing hotter than the SD housing market are the Pads
May 24th 2021
198
Sox consistently battle until the end in every game.
May 26th 2021
207
Didn’t get the sweep...and no run support for Rodon
May 26th 2021
209
Go O’s
May 26th 2021
208
Miguel Sano may be remembering that he's good
May 27th 2021
210
Its that time again: Ohtani pitching tonight vs the A's
May 27th 2021
211
I read a stat regarding Ohtani’s ability as a power hitter.
May 27th 2021
212
Its been 2 weeks since our last Ohtani Update
Jun 09th 2021
213
Its been 2 weeks since our last Ohtani Update
Jun 09th 2021
214
last night he hit his longest HR ; 470 FT
Jun 09th 2021
215
so are we anti-foreign substance or nah?
Jun 10th 2021
216
Doesn't seem worth getting worked up about
Jun 11th 2021
217
Man. We all gotta acknowledge Ohtani the God
Jun 19th 2021
218
So glad he’s finally healthy enough to deliver on his promise
Jun 19th 2021
219
RE: So glad he’s finally healthy enough to deliver on his promise
Jun 19th 2021
220
June 19th - just another HR
Jun 20th 2021
221
June 20th just hit another HR to tie the game
Jun 20th 2021
225
threw 101 MPH pitch + hit 450 ft HR @ 115 MPH exit Velo in same inning
Jun 21st 2021
227
RE: threw 101 MPH pitch + hit 450 ft HR @ 115 MPH exit Velo in same inni...
Jun 22nd 2021
229
With Double Duty, Ohtani Is Playing His Way Into MVP Consideration
Jun 21st 2021
228
Man... Petco is live right now
Jun 20th 2021
222
I saw the mets play there a few weeks ago
Jun 20th 2021
223
We were at this game...
Jun 23rd 2021
231
Had anyone told me, prior to the season, that the Sox
Jun 20th 2021
224
The new baseball substance policy is stupid.
Jun 20th 2021
226
Wander Franco has arrived! He balled out but we still lost. (swipe)
Jun 23rd 2021
230
Shohei no HRs or hits yet this week vs the Giants
Jun 24th 2021
232
Almost hit for the cycle today (no single)
Jun 27th 2021
233
Also how is this “only” 453 ft
Jun 27th 2021
234
Ohtani HR #26 - 1st in the bronx
Jun 28th 2021
235
Two more Hrs tonight so far in the Bronx
Jun 29th 2021
236
Kyle Schwarber has 16 HR this month
Jun 29th 2021
237
Someone is going to stupidly pay him, I just hope it isn’t the Sox.
Jun 30th 2021
239
in 18 games!
Jul 02nd 2021
244
Ohtani in the mound tonight vs the Yankees 2 HR lead
Jun 30th 2021
238
The leash was, in fact, quite short LOL
Jun 30th 2021
240
      LOL it shouldve been.
Jul 01st 2021
242
      The best thing about Madddon now is he’s letting him play.
Jul 03rd 2021
248
The scoring has been ridiculous.
Jun 30th 2021
241
Hilarious DeGrom game tonight
Jul 01st 2021
243
Guys, Ohtani just smashed his 30th HR a week before the AS break
Jul 02nd 2021
245
Lol it got even better! Stolen base and a walkoff run…
Jul 03rd 2021
246
      SPEED!
Jul 03rd 2021
247
Ho hum- another night another HR, up to #31
Jul 05th 2021
249
Ohtani pitched a solid game to get a W vs the Red Sox
Jul 07th 2021
250
Ohtani hits #32– has taken Matsui’s crown for most Hrs
Jul 07th 2021
251
how are Tatis Jr & Guerrero Jr not in the HR derby?
Jul 07th 2021
252
Vlad Jr has done it before and Tatis is playing on a separated shoulder
Jul 08th 2021
253
HR Derby Seeding
Jul 08th 2021
254
Wanna read about Shohei's legendary power, sure you do
Jul 08th 2021
255
#33 —463 ft. Seattle announcers haven’t seen that before (video belo...
Jul 09th 2021
256
RE: #33 —463 ft. Seattle announcers haven’t seen that before (video ...
Jul 09th 2021
257
This is one he hit through the Tokyo Dome roof
Jul 09th 2021
258
      LOL @ the look on the manager's face
Jul 10th 2021
260
The pitcher was like, 'AVERT AVERT' LOL
Jul 09th 2021
259
he's also leading the league in triples and bunt hits (!)
Jul 10th 2021
261
Ohtani Watch is the most I've kept up w/ baseball in years
Jul 10th 2021
262
      Yea hes been a gateway to other baseball for me
Jul 12th 2021
265
Acuna tore his ACL 😭😭😭
Jul 11th 2021
263
RE: Acuna tore his ACL 😭😭😭
Jul 11th 2021
264
Took Gallo under 504 ft HR.
Jul 12th 2021
266
Gotta love the drama
Jul 12th 2021
267
Aint mad at Soto at all!
Jul 12th 2021
268
Props to the Polar Bear; Hopefully he keeps coming to defend
Jul 13th 2021
269
Red Sox at Yankees game postponed after 3 test positive for COVID-19
Jul 15th 2021
270
Speaking of COVID, did anyone realize how weird the Phillies are right n...
Jul 15th 2021
271
nats game suspended - gunshots outside the stadium
Jul 17th 2021
272
I don't understand if the shooting was outside why they had people leave
Jul 18th 2021
273
      I asked my neighborhood patrol officer after work
Jul 18th 2021
274
           ^
Jul 18th 2021
276
           I heard they actually asked the fans to stay inside but people panicked....
Jul 18th 2021
277
insanity at pnc today-
Jul 18th 2021
275
Ohtani broke out of a small slump/funk - hit # 34
Jul 18th 2021
278
Ya know, these guys aint so fuckin bad!
Jul 22nd 2021
279

DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 09:33 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
1. "On paper, this is the best Dodgers team ever assembled"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Price, Gonsolin, and Nelson would be in the rotation for just about every other team, and they’re in the bullpen for now.

Betts and Bellinger have already won MVPs, and Seager may be primed to be in the running this year.

Hopefully the health is good, because this team could be great.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
CIPHA
Charter member
1010 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 10:04 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
2. "#brAves"
In response to Reply # 1


          

_____________________________________

Let me guess, I can have "good day" now, right?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 10:33 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
5. "Braves and Padres got squads too"
In response to Reply # 2


  

          

NL playoffs could be fun.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 10:25 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
3. "Mets/Nationals postponed due to Covid issues....yikes"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Cenario
Member since Aug 24th 2005
57339 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 11:59 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
6. "already? damn"
In response to Reply # 3


  

          

-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.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
3xKrazy
Charter member
20233 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 02:11 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
11. "wtf...I had to double check I was in the 2021 thread"
In response to Reply # 3


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 10:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
4. "I'm hoping the Rays can bring Wander Franco up this season"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


That's me being selfish because I've been hearing about him for years and I wanna see what he can do.

I know we lost a lot in regards to our pitching (Morton & Snell) but I'm hoping that we can fill those holes. I was never the biggest Chris Archer fan on his 1st stretch here but I hope he can put together a solid season.

We need some offense and I'm hoping that last season's run boosts our confidence. I think Brandon Lowe can make some noise. We need Kevin Kiermeier to stay healthy. And Randy Arozarena certainly can't keep up his playoff pace, but he needs to show that he's no fluke.

Most preseason previews have us at 3rd in the AL East but I think we'll be in the running for division.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Heinz
Member since Dec 26th 2003
20294 posts
Mon Apr-05-21 10:20 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
23. "He looks exciting"
In response to Reply # 4


  

          


----------

IG @erichrigonan

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 01:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
7. "Cole out here makin em miss"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 01:53 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
8. "LOL....as soon as I hit enter, he hung one..."
In response to Reply # 7


          

and Fernandez put it in the stands. It's wild to see a pitcher make a mistake...and you can see that he knows it, immediately.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 01:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
9. "damn, 8 SO and a no-decision"
In response to Reply # 8


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Mack
Charter member
7322 posts
Thu Apr-01-21 02:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
10. "Cubs - Expectations Low"
In response to Reply # 0


          

guess we'll see what Jed Hoyer is made of. Hopefully, he can refresh the roster and keep the team competitive but this past off-season was very yawn inducing.

"Dressed up like an evil villain dressed up like a soccer dad"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Fri Apr-02-21 02:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
12. "MLB All Star Game and Draft being pulled from Atlanta..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

due to GA voting restrictions.

https://www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-mlb-statement-regarding-2021-all-star-game

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Fri Apr-02-21 03:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
13. "Well done! Hope Schilling and Aubrey Huff rage tweet themselves...."
In response to Reply # 12


  

          

into having heart attacks over it.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

legsdiamond
Member since May 05th 2011
70180 posts
Fri Apr-02-21 08:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
14. "Buccos in First place!!! "
In response to Reply # 0


          

****************
TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
The Real
Charter member
13747 posts
Mon Apr-05-21 10:42 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
24. "Same for the O's"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

Grand opening, grand closing!


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 08:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
15. "Lets’s GOhtani!"
In response to Reply # 0
Sun Apr-04-21 08:52 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

Gets his first start of the season tonight on ESPN after a blistering spring at the plate and some good showing from the mound.


They taking kid gloves all the way off

Was in lineup last night and had a stolen base — so the decision to even steal a base before a start is a sign.

He’s gonna be in the lineup and pitch today

And he could be in the lineup tomorrow.


So far they’re letting him decide when he feels ready.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 07:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
16. "Struck out one and hit a HR in his 1st ab"
In response to Reply # 15


  

          

Let’s GOHHHHHH

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 08:00 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
17. "So many random stat milestones he’s gonna get if he stays healthy"
In response to Reply # 16


  

          

https://twitter.com/FabianArdaya/status/1378874125083496451?s=20

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 08:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
18. "RE: So many random stat milestones he’s gonna get if he stays healthy"
In response to Reply # 17


  

          

https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/mk90xw/pitchingninja_shohei_ohtani_101mph_fastball_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 09:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
20. "5th k of the night"
In response to Reply # 18


  

          

https://twitter.com/jack_a_harris/status/1378889088846032899?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 09:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
21. ":::shoehei Ohtani fist pump:::: 6th K"
In response to Reply # 20
Sun Apr-04-21 09:04 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

https://twitter.com/fabianardaya/status/1378890359611121668?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 09:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
22. "Damn Joe left him out there..."
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Sun Apr-04-21 08:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
19. "Kershaw had nothing on that ball"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

But Bauer, Buehler, and Urias all looked like horses.

Hopefully Kersh rounds into form. Excited to see how Dustin May looks.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Sun Apr-11-21 06:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
35. "Kershaw has looked great since!"
In response to Reply # 19


  

          

As has the entire staff.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-07-21 06:43 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
25. "Akil Baddoo...can’t make this shit up"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-07-21 06:46 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
26. "Tatis’ shoulder is becoming a thing..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

hurt it this time, on a big swing. He swings big. I hope this doesn’t affect how he plays, long term.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

kinetic94761180
Member since Jul 05th 2002
17505 posts
Thu Apr-08-21 08:17 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
27. "bauer out here pitching w/ sticky balls?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://sports.yahoo.com/umpires-remove-ball-likely-inspection-011757750.html

_____________
if racism is a cancer, black thought is the answer.

Rjcc is code for "bitch-ass troll"

DROkayplayer™

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu Apr-08-21 08:42 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
28. "That boy Nolan!!!"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Fri Apr-09-21 05:45 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
29. "Big Lance Lynn still out here....11 SO, complete game shutout"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri Apr-09-21 11:25 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
30. "Ohtani Rakin’"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sun Apr-11-21 05:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
34. "He’s so, effortlessly good"
In response to Reply # 30


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 04:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
43. "he really is...and I wish we could talk.marvel about it more here"
In response to Reply # 34
Tue Apr-13-21 04:19 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

Even though the boards are dead.


Yea, I know the baseball world is talking about it more and everyone Ive seen across the league want to see him win. Folks on this board havent been talking about it but baseball is a low popularity sport here, there are no Angels fans, and im shoving it down peoples throats lol...

But man its really something special to see -- he feels like a perfect build a player from a video game.

A guy who can hit with power of the top 5% of hitters and pitch with the stuff of top 5% of pitchers. Then you add on his speed, baserunnin, and general athleticism. What would be the equivalent in the NBA or NFL. o we even need an equivalent to marvel at how special he is?


of course the key and wondering is consistency....but has anyone else show this type of potential in sports in recent memory?

This about sums it up:

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/shohei-ohtani-angels-batting-exit-velocity-pitching-injuries-01f35mpkce36

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

calij81
Member since Jan 17th 2007
12447 posts
Sat Apr-10-21 01:14 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
31. "Pads first no hitter in franchise history"
In response to Reply # 0


          

It’s about time!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
legsdiamond
Member since May 05th 2011
70180 posts
Sat Apr-10-21 07:40 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
32. "another great move by the Pirates"
In response to Reply # 31


          

****************
TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Sat Apr-10-21 08:21 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
33. "literally amazing"
In response to Reply # 31


          

that it never happened before. especially since they've been in Petco for so long.

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
HecticHavoc
Member since May 13th 2005
7455 posts
Sun Apr-11-21 06:53 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
36. "you expecting to win the division?"
In response to Reply # 31


  

          

i watched the opening series beatdown and it looks like the Pads will be absurd this year.

-----------------------------------------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sun Apr-11-21 08:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
37. "RE: you expecting to win the division?"
In response to Reply # 36


          

>i watched the opening series beatdown and it looks like the
>Pads will be absurd this year.
>
>
Not if Tatis’ shoulder keeps wilding.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
HecticHavoc
Member since May 13th 2005
7455 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 08:55 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
40. "yeah they'll need him"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

they also were smoking the Snakes and Tatis was like, 1-19, they have a lot of firepower.

-----------------------------------------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
blackfoot_female
Member since Jul 15th 2002
915 posts
Sat Apr-17-21 02:29 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
63. "Unless they move, no."
In response to Reply # 36


          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon Apr-12-21 06:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
38. "Freddie carried over the heat from the playoffs..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

to start the season.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
kinetic94761180
Member since Jul 05th 2002
17505 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 11:55 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
69. "was at the game last night-"
In response to Reply # 38


  

          

that hr across the street was special.

_____________
if racism is a cancer, black thought is the answer.

Rjcc is code for "bitch-ass troll"

DROkayplayer™

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 12:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
70. "to be cliche guy for a sec..."
In response to Reply # 69


          

he is seeing the ball, so good. He barrels up on everything.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-12-21 09:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
39. "Ohtani Random Stat alert"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/1381797851479429121

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 09:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
41. "Glasnow struck out 14 in 7.2 innings (1 walk, 2 hits)"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


Rays over Rangers, 1-0.

This cat has been on fire this season. I know it's only been 3 starts but he's looked almost unhittable.

We're gonna need him too because injuries are eating us alive. Chris Archer, Ji-Man Choi, Kevin Kiermeier, Nick Anderson and Pete Fairbanks are all gonna miss some time.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 10:27 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
42. "he's so good...he's just..."
In response to Reply # 41


          

a Picasso painting of a power pitcher. He was so frustrating to watch last year...especially in the playoffs. I dunno if it was him or how he was being coached...but man, he seems to have it going, so far.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 12:33 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
48. " Tyler Glasnow’s New Groove (Fangraphs swipe)"
In response to Reply # 41


  

          

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/tyler-glasnows-new-groove/

Tyler Glasnow’s New Groove
by Ben Clemens
April 12, 2021

Did you know that Tyler Glasnow was once a Pirate? Yes, like every other baseball writer in existence, I’m contractually obligated to point that out in any article I write about him. Good news, though — I promise that’s the last time I’ll mention them in this article, because I want to talk about something that Glasnow has done this year to add a much-needed wrinkle to his game.

The Glasnow of the past few years was a two-trick pony, if such a thing exists. Trick one: a fastball that sits around 97 mph and touches 101 when he needs it. It doesn’t stand out for exceptional rise or transverse spin efficiency, but it doesn’t need to. Glasnow’s velocity and extension make for a flat-planed, dynamic pitch that both misses bats and induces weak contact.

You already knew that, because you can’t watch a Glasnow appearance without marveling at the graceful explosion of the pitch, seemingly catapulted by his smooth delivery. Here, watch him overpower J.D. Martinez:


Ah, what a joy to watch.

You’ve likely seen Glasnow’s second trick, as well: a big-bending, 12-6 curve that appears to warp space and time. There’s no way a pitch thrown that hard should break so much; per Baseball Savant, it has five more inches of drop than the average curveball thrown with similar velocity. This isn’t one of those pitches with just enough wiggle to miss the big part of the bat; this misses the bat entirely, and by more than a hair.

What’s more, the curveball spins in the exact opposite direction of the fastball. That makes it harder for batters to discern between the two, and you really don’t want to gear up for 97 up in the zone and then try to hit a curveball that falls 42 inches more on its flight home than the fastball would have. One more GIF? One more GIF:


Cool, great, we’re all caught up to Glasnow as of 2020. He threw a fastball and a curve, and the two paired masterfully. That was it! Oh sure, he threw the odd changeup — 63 in all of 2020, and 31 the year before — but that’s more of a technicality than a third pitch.

How much does that matter? It’s a matter of opinion, but you could pluck out some data points that suggest Glasnow didn’t suffer overmuch from a lack of diversity. For one, he led the majors in putaway percentage, the rate at which he turned two-strike pitches into strikeouts, last year. It doesn’t seem like batters were able to predict and lay off his pitches in high-impact situations. That list isn’t one you can fake your way onto, either:

Putaway% Leaders, 2020
Pitcher Putaway%
Tyler Glasnow 30.2%
Shane Bieber 28.4%
Corbin Burnes 28.4%
Framber Valdez 27.7%
Dinelson Lamet 26.2%
Aaron Nola 27.7%
Jacob deGrom 26.2%
Joe Musgrove 26.1%
Zac Gallen 26.1%
Dylan Bundy 25.9%

There’s also the matter of his performance. Between his 2018 Rays debut and the end of 2020, he compiled a 3.32 ERA and 3.40 FIP thanks to his 33.3% strikeout rate. That ranks among the best 25 starters in baseball on. Maybe the two pitches aren’t such a big deal.

On the other hand, Glasnow was the very picture of inefficiency. He averaged just over five innings per start in that span. It’s basically a math problem: Glasnow doesn’t often throw his curveball in the zone, but he can’t turn into a fastball-only pitcher when behind in the count — it’s a great fastball, but major league hitters are great at baseball, and they don’t generally miss fastballs in fastball counts from a pitcher who has no option but to tangle with them.

That means he has to mix in some amount of curveballs, but given its hellacious break, that leads to a good amount of pitches outside the zone. That puts a lot of pressure on Glasnow to start counts ahead — opponents have compiled a wOBA 140 points higher against him when ahead 1-0 as compared to behind 0-1, 30 points higher than league average.

To reiterate, none of this means that Glasnow wasn’t an effective pitcher before this year. He was one of the top 25 starters in baseball on a rate basis! He doesn’t throw a particularly high number of pitches per batter faced, and while his ahead/behind splits are elevated, they aren’t ghastly.

There’s the matter of times-through-the-order splits, and it’s easy to imagine that a pitcher with two pitches might struggle against hitters as they see those pitches more often. Two counterpoints: Glasnow has been better on the third time through than the second (in splits too small to be meaningful), and the Rays let him face at least one batter a third time in all but one of his 11 starts. He’s not Max Scherzer out there, but hey, lots of people fall into the general category of “not Max Scherzer.”

Anyway! We’re 800 words in, and I haven’t even gotten into the meat of this article yet: Glasnow is a two-pitch pitcher no longer. He added a slider to his arsenal, and he’s thrown it roughly a third of the time this year. It isn’t anything fancy so far, and it hasn’t had to be; batters need to gear up so hard for the two headliners that the slider befuddles them:


I cherry-picked an example, but this use case — a pitch he can throw in or around the strike zone that isn’t a fastball — is exactly what was lacking in his old arsenal. The exact shape of the pitch isn’t nailed down yet — it overlaps in velocity with his curveball, and while on average it has two-plane break, there’s still a good deal of variation from one pitch to the next, hardly surprising as he gains feel for it.

One thing is for sure: this isn’t the slider/cutter hybrid so many pitchers have added in recent years, despite velocity pushing 90 mph at times. It drops relative to spin-less motion, where those hybrid pitches have no drop or even slight ride. He throws it with a distinct axis as compared to his curveball — more sidespin, though still plenty of topspin — and with a similar spin rate. It feels more like a curve/slider hybrid than anything else, which makes sense for someone with Glasnow’s feel for breaking stuff.

Thus far, the raw numbers on the pitch are unremarkable. Batters are swinging at about half of the sliders he throws, an average rate. When they swing, they’re missing about a third of the time, ever-so-slightly less frequently than hitters miss an average slider. He throws it in the zone half the time — you guessed it, roughly average.

So, uh… what? Glasnow has two absolutely premium pitches in his arsenal. He’s shelving them — largely the curve, which he’s thrown only 11% of the time so far this year — in favor of a serviceable slider. This is supposed to be a good development?

It is! There might not be a conclusive body of research about the benefits of adding pitches, but so far, both of Glasnow’s other pitches appear to play well with the slider. He’s thrown 18 curveballs this year — and gotten seven strikeouts on those pitches. None of those have been thrown when he’s behind in the count, and why would they? It was always a pitch to throw when ahead. Glasnow simply had no other tools before. Subtracting the curveballs that he threw in suboptimal situations flatters the remainder.

Meanwhile, having another credible pitch he can locate in the zone when behind in the count protects his fastball. Last year, if a batter got ahead in the count, Glasnow went to the fastball 84.4% of the time. That didn’t stop him from throwing it by them, because it’s an incredible pitch, but it’s not like he was fooling hitters with his pitch selection. This year, he’s down to 70% fastballs when he’s behind.

It’s too early to look at count-based splits — honestly, it’s almost always too early to look at count-based splits, as they take forever to become reliable — but try this hilariously small-sample statistic on for size: in 19 1-0 counts, Glasnow has gotten a strike 11 times, a 57.9% rate. In his career before this year, that stood at 48%. For a guy with such lethal strikeout stuff, favorable counts are worth their weight in gold, and his slider is a way to get there with greater frequency.

Will this experiment work out? I have no clue. There are signs pointing both directions. Glasnow’s walk rate has plummeted this year, though of course he’s only made two starts. On the other hand, the slider isn’t doing what you’d hope in at least one way — batters aren’t chasing it much (28% of the time), but they are swinging a lot when he ventures into the zone (74%).

Want some more conflicting signs? Per our pitch weights, his slider has been tied with his fastball as his best pitch so far this year. Easy! What a good decision to throw it. But most of that positive value has been accrued on balls in play — volatile readings, to say the least. And batters are making more contact on out-of-zone pitches overall, even though the slider theoretically helps the curveball play up on that front. It’s a puzzle!

In truth, I’m not sure what to make of Glasnow’s new pitch. Glasnow has always been a study in logical extremes. You know how analysts are always saying “throw your best pitches more”? That’s exactly what he already did. He has two absolutely dominant offerings, and he threw them to the exclusion of any other pitches. Now he’s not doing that, and the results are intriguing.

I haven’t drawn any new conclusions about the pitch yet, and truthfully, I doubt Glasnow has either. He’s only used it in two games, and batters are adjusting to the new pitch as much as he is. Seeing its usage evolve will be fascinating, and the pitch certainly still has some growth left — it was literally created in a lab during spring training.

Given Glasnow’s feel for his curveball, there’s a good chance that he keeps improving the pitch, adding bite and refining its usage. Selfishly, though, I hope it doesn’t improve. I love the experiment of one of the game’s best two-pitch pitchers adding an ordinary third one. I don’t know how it will all shake out, and I love that I don’t know. Glasnow’s starts are appointment viewing, and watching him test out a new theory live on air is a fun subplot in an already-exciting season.


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 11:04 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
56. "This was a very cool article. Thanks for posting it."
In response to Reply # 48


  

          


  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 07:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
44. "Oh nothing to see here:"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Just the guy who can hit a ball 119 mph
And throw a ball 101 mph

Beating out a routine grounder to SS

https://twitter.com/ohtani_mlb/status/1382127833519038465?s=21

I mean cmon.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 07:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
45. "Here’s the random stat to go with it"
In response to Reply # 44


  

          

https://twitter.com/MLBStats/status/1382126943655632902?s=20

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-13-21 08:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
46. "oh, there’s more. in Bo’s house of all places"
In response to Reply # 45


  

          

https://twitter.com/fabianardaya/status/1382145620442378240?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 01:04 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
49. "in the same game."
In response to Reply # 46


  

          

absurd.


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 07:11 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
50. "Much watch tv for me right now"
In response to Reply # 49


  

          

I’m like a fiend trying to find angels streams to catch

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 08:24 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
53. "Maybe even more surprising last night: Trout struck out 4 times"
In response to Reply # 49


  

          

in the same game

>absurd.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 02:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
58. "Damn hes now struck out 5xs in last two games counting today."
In response to Reply # 53


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 07:40 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
51. "Lol...the Royals fan going full, Kenny Lofton..."
In response to Reply # 46


          

to catch the ball and the Angels fan looking like...”but, bro!”

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 08:28 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
54. "Part Deux"
In response to Reply # 45


  

          

That’s serious speed. (It’s the third-fastest home-to-first time recorded this season, by any player, per Daren Willman of Statcast.) But what’s perhaps most remarkable about it is that it isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary for Ohtani. Just look at the leaderboard for sprint speed:

MLB sprint speed
Screenshot via Statcast
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/leaderboard/sprint_speed

That’s the collection of up-the-middle types you’d expect—speedy middle infielders and centerfielders—and Ohtani. A DH in the top 10! That is not supposed to happen. And, of course, it only looks sillier when you sketch in the context around it. This speed-demon designated hitter is also a pitcher.


https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/04/14/shohei-ohtani-can-do-everything-the-opener

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 12:27 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
47. "BUXTON! "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

(LOL @ the JEFFBAGWELL acronym for measuring WAR)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/this-is-the-byron-buxton-we-were-promised/

APR. 13, 2021, AT 10:11 AM

This Is The Byron Buxton We Were Promised
By Neil Paine

The Minnesota Twins have MLB’s second-best record over the past two-plus seasons (trailing only the powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers), earning a pair of division titles over that span. They’ve scored the third-most runs in baseball and rank fourth in OPS, with a reputation as one of the most devastating offensive teams in the game. But maybe the most incredible part of the Twins’ recent run is that they’ve done it all with center fielder Byron Buxton playing fewer than 60 percent of the team’s scheduled games.

Buxton has had superstar potential ever since he was taken second overall in the 2012 draft and was named Baseball America’s No. 1 prospect before the 2014 season. But aside from an electric 2017 season at age 23, one of the fastest players in baseball has struggled to stay healthy long enough to reach his full potential. Only time will tell if that changes in 2021 — but in the first few weeks of the season at least, Buxton has tantalized everyone again with flashes of the stellar player Minnesota has been hoping he would become for years.

Byron Buxton now has FIVE home runs this year.

And he's a triple shy of the cycle today. 👀 pic.twitter.com/4pINyHgjkf

— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2021
So far this year, Buxton is putting up a collection of totally silly, video-game stats: He’s hitting .481 with a 1.734 OPS, five home runs, nine RBIs and 1.1 wins above replacement1 already in just eight games. In the last category, Buxton currently ranks as the third-most valuable player in all of baseball through two weeks of play:

The speedy Buxton is off to a very fast start this year
MLB wins above replacement leaders, 2021 season

WINS ABOVE REPLACEMENT
PLAYER TEAM POS BATTING PITCHING TOTAL
Tyler Glasnow TBR P -0.01 1.18 1.17
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL RF 1.15 0.00 1.15
Byron Buxton MIN CF 1.14 0.00 1.14
J.D. Martínez BOS DH/OF 1.05 0.00 1.05
Mike Trout LAA CF 1.05 0.00 1.05
Jacob deGrom NYM P 0.19 0.85 1.03
Gerrit Cole NYY P 0.00 0.94 0.94
Cedric Mullins BAL CF 0.83 0.00 0.83
Ryan McMahon COL 2B/3B 0.82 0.00 0.82
Phillip Evans PIT 3B/OF 0.77 0.02 0.79

WAR is measured using JEFFBAGWELL (Joint Estimate Featuring FanGraphs and B-R Aggregated to Generate WAR, Equally Leveling Lists), which averages the metrics found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.

SOURCES: BASEBALL-REFERENCE.COM, FANGRAPHS

Surely those numbers will regress to the mean as the season goes on — or do we really think Buxton will keep playing at a pace of 20.5 WAR per 162 games? — but there are plenty of good things happening under the surface to suggest that he can continue enjoying a monster season. Here are the Statcast categories in which Buxton ranks among at least the 98th percentile of all hitters right now:

Average exit velocity (98th)
Barrel rate (100th)
Hard-hit ball rate (98th)
Expected batting average (100th)
Expected slugging percentage (100th)
Expected wOBA (100th)
Sprint speed (99th)

Buxton also ranks among the top third of hitters in avoiding strikeouts and swings-and-misses, and he remains one of the finest defensive center fielders in the game by several metrics. By the same tracking data, Buxton does have a legitimate hole in his approach at the plate — chasing 44 percent of pitches outside the strike zone (the league average is 30 percent). He also ranks among the bottom half of hitters in walk rate, despite a massive improvement over last year (when he drew a base on balls just twice in 135 plate appearances). But altogether, Buxton’s statistical profile represents an extremely unusual blend of power and speed. Since 2015, the dawn of the Statcast era, only two other players2 had at least 150 plate appearances per 162 team games and ranked in the 98th percentile or higher in both average exit velocity and sprint speed in the same season.

Buxton’s development into a star-level player isn’t entirely new this year, either. Although it flew somewhat under the radar in a COVID-19 shortened schedule, Buxton played at a 4.4-WAR pace last season (per 162 team games), which would have edged out his career-high output from 2017. He still missed time to injury, including the concussion-like symptoms that kept Buxton out of the starting lineup in an elimination game against the Houston Astros.3 But he hit well (.844 OPS) when he played, and he fielded at an elite level in center. In many ways, this hot 2021 start is the continuation of Buxton’s bounceback after injuries marred his 2018 and 2019 campaigns.

And if the Twins were already among the best teams in baseball with him playing only intermittently, how scary could they be with a healthy Buxton? We’re getting some clues early on. Though they’re in a tie for first place in the AL Central at just 5-4, the Twins rank third overall in runs per game, putting 6.11 on the board per contest, and they rank fourth in team ERA with a little help from Buxton’s glove in center. The club’s Achilles’ heel has been horrendous luck in extra-inning games; three of the Twins’ four losses have come after nine innings, the most of any team this year.

According to the underlying stats, however, the Twins have played like a dominant team so far, with Buxton’s MVP-level play leading the way. If he can stay on the field for anything close to a full season — a big “if,” granted — Buxton could finally put together the type of year experts have been envisioning for him since he turned pro.


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 11:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
57. "LOL..."equally leveling lists"..."
In response to Reply # 47


          

that acronym sounds like something we would have made up in OKS. Buxton is crazy gifted, though. I'll admit, early on I kind of looked at him as a speedster who you couldn't get a hit into the outfield, past. He's much more well-rounded, than that.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 07:46 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
52. "Goldie hits #250 and Arenado is raking "
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
HecticHavoc
Member since May 13th 2005
7455 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 09:54 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
55. "its great to see ex-Diamondback players succeeding"
In response to Reply # 52


  

          

we are the Farm Team for the Majors.

JD Martinez... Goldie... every fucking pitcher on the All Star team... BEING A FAN IN PHOENIX IS GREAT.

-----------------------------------------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 02:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
59. "damn, man...I didn't think about that"
In response to Reply # 55


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 09:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
60. "Giolito pitched a jewel yesterday. "
In response to Reply # 0


          

But we lost in extra innings.

Tonight?

Rodon is pitching a perfect game with an inning to go!

We are winning the World Series. Mark my words. This team
has it all, and Anderson and Jimenez haven’t even played yet.

Pale Hose!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed Apr-14-21 09:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
61. "Lost the perfect game. Batter got hit by a pitch for an auto"
In response to Reply # 60


          

walk.

He still got the no hitter and went the distance.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

blackfoot_female
Member since Jul 15th 2002
915 posts
Sat Apr-17-21 02:28 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
62. "Dodgers vs Padres felt like Game 7 of the World Series"
In response to Reply # 0


          

The tension, the back and forth scoring, 20 strike outs, extra innins, extra extra innnings. Manny hustling.

Thank you MLB for giving us 18 more this year! What a great rivalry

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Sat Apr-17-21 08:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
64. "Loving this budding rivalry. High entertainment factor"
In response to Reply # 62
Sat Apr-17-21 08:12 AM by DJR

  

          

Santana striking out Tatis with the bases loaded and David Price coming through!

Seager is off to an MVP level start.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Sat Apr-17-21 11:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
65. "Mookie with the game ending diving catch!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Two runners on in a 2-0 game. What a play.

http://twitter.com/mlb/status/1383631255195979784?s=21

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sun Apr-18-21 02:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
66. "I am in NO way comparing myself with Mookie Betts..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

but having played baseball through college...as an outfielder...the catch he made tonight is SO TOUGH, man. It’s also such a lonely place, cause it happens so fast, there’s no backup. That ball goes under your glove and you are not getting up to go after it for a minute, cuz you’re still sliding. Just supremely confident and skilled. He’s literally deciding games with his glove. Incredible.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 08:48 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
67. "Ohtani watch was paused for a few days"
In response to Reply # 0
Mon Apr-19-21 08:49 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

Avg stat lines and covid positives from the twins.... hopefully we’re back tonight


Will be an eventful start to the week if he’s in the lineup today ashes slated to get his second start tomorrow

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-20-21 03:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
73. "Arihara pitched a gem last night."
In response to Reply # 67


  

          

Trout is still striking out at an incredibly high rate (for him).
Ohtani took Arihara to the track but got robbed of at least an extra base hit and possibly HR by Adolis Garcia who also homered to start off the Rangers scoring.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mrhood75
Member since Dec 06th 2004
43401 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 11:43 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
68. "A's have gone from can't win to can't lose real quick"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

They looked so ass-awful to open the season, and now they've won 8 in a row. Glad they've found their groove.

-----------------

www.albumism.com

Checkin' Our Style, Return To Zero:

https://www.mixcloud.com/returntozero/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
vik
Charter member
13363 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 12:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
71. "... and I love it nm"
In response to Reply # 68


  

          

---

But hell, what do I know?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon Apr-19-21 12:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
72. "Yanks are fucking scuffling..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

too much talent, though. They'll figure it out...but, man does it look rough.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-20-21 09:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
74. "Ohtani with a shaky start but has settled In"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

He’s on a 75 pitch COunt tonight and used over 1/3rd (28) in the 1st inning but got out of a bases loaded one out jam.

https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/1384686807665713154

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Apr-20-21 10:25 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
75. "Lol what a line in 4 IP"
In response to Reply # 74


  

          

4IP
7K
6BB
1 HBP
1 H
0 ER

Avg velocity down 96 mph
And fastest of the night was 98

He threw the fastball way less. Apparently that’s the pitch Tahts causing his blister so it makes sense

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Wed Apr-21-21 01:03 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
76. "I've been pleasantly surprised by the Red Sox"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

After shitting the bed the first 3 games we've been on a damn run. The hitters have started to come back down to earth a little bit, but I think this offense will keep us in contention. Very happy to see JD and Devers bounce back after a really tough 2020. The pitching will not be as good as it's been so far, but if we can get back E-Rod and Sale and somehow slide into the playoffs we're gonna be a really tough out.

Besides the record, this is just a likeable group though. Very easy to cheer for, and as much as I'd rather have Mookie, Verdugo seems like a really fun guy to have in the clubhouse.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Thu Apr-22-21 12:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
78. "Might need to stay w/ those GSW jerseys on some power transfer vibe"
In response to Reply # 76


  

          


~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Thu Apr-22-21 04:48 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
79. "those were very divisive, but I like them"
In response to Reply # 78


  

          

Also they split the 2 games they played in them, so I don't think they did much lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Thu Apr-22-21 06:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
80. "me too, bright colors in general need a comeback in sports"
In response to Reply # 79


  

          

I love the Braves bringing back the Hank Aaron-era blue and red uniforms, they look brand new even though they're 50 years old and really pop, especially with the yellow armbands they're wearing.


I just saw some stat that Boston's taken 12 of 19 since the first night in yellow, I have no idea how often they're actually wearing them lol


~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Fri Apr-23-21 04:07 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
81. "they only wore them 2 games last weekend"
In response to Reply # 80


  

          


>I just saw some stat that Boston's taken 12 of 19 since the
>first night in yellow, I have no idea how often they're
>actually wearing them lol
>

they're inspired by the colors/look of the Boston Marathon finish line, which is usually in mid-April (cancelled this year and last due to COVID), so I think they'll only be pulling them out once a year around the same time. The stat you read was probably that they were 12 out of 19 on the season prior to last night.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-21-21 05:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
77. "Back to hitting HRs"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://streamable.com/5o371d

Clearing the bases in under 18 seconds is the low key batflip

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

3xKrazy
Charter member
20233 posts
Sat Apr-24-21 10:19 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
82. "degrom is on some other planet shit right now"
In response to Reply # 0


          

not to jinx it but ya

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Sat Apr-24-21 10:32 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
83. "Bellinger, Lux, Taylor, Mckinstry all hurt..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

How quickly you can go from “deep” to having 3-4 automatic outs in the lineup.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Sat Apr-24-21 02:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
84. "Mercedes can hit any and everything."
In response to Reply # 0


          

He is on pace to put up some ridiculous numbers as a rookie,
and is leading the way for ROY.


HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sat Apr-24-21 07:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
85. "Lol...Ohtani wild..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

https://twitter.com/deepredthread/status/1386094500058042368?s=20

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-25-21 12:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
86. "So deGrom might be a better pitcher and hitter now lol"
In response to Reply # 85
Sun Apr-25-21 12:08 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

But he definitely doesn’t have that speed. Like I said that sprinting around the bases is the new batflip lol

Man... angels are faltering... that pitching is looking terrible again. They’ve been without a lot of guys in the lineup but I hope they can get it together.

They are league leaders in Hrs but they a lot of them are solo shots despite the scary lineup. They gotta mix in a lot more small ball. Ohtani has still been good as a hitter, but so far he’s been pretty mediocre with runners on base. Gotta capitalize.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Apr-25-21 03:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
87. "Finally; a clutch HR"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

440 ft
To give them a 3-2 lead. Don’t know if they can hold it

https://twitter.com/angels/status/1386420401861890049?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sun Apr-25-21 07:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
88. "Junior is absolutely feasting off Dodgers’ pitching, right now"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
dillinjah
Charter member
8071 posts
Sun Apr-25-21 10:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
89. "Granted it’s April, but these Padres Dodgers games are 🔥"
In response to Reply # 88


          

I really hope they see each other in October again

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 08:00 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
90. "Ohtani starting again tonight. Not sure if he’s in lineup or on a PC"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 05:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
91. "First person to start a game pitching while leading league in Hrs"
In response to Reply # 90


  

          

Since 1921 lol... 100 years... that was Babe

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 07:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
92. "Walked and scored a run in the top of the 1st"
In response to Reply # 91


  

          

But had a comical/painful bottom of the first pitching. It was bad; wildthing-esque. Dude couldn’t find the strike zone with basic pitches

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 08:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
94. "Lol top of the second he bats, and knocks in 2 runs off a double"
In response to Reply # 92


  

          

Trout brings him home to tie the game

Then he gets the bottom 1-2-3

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 08:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
95. "So close to hitting a 3 run HR"
In response to Reply # 94


  

          

After upton and pujols went back to back

Lyles struck Ohtani up with two on and then had to see mike trout....

Trout knocked another run home

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 08:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
96. "Struck out 6 of the last 7; he’s dealing now"
In response to Reply # 95


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 09:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
97. "Lol bunted for a hit. First bunt for a hit by a P since 2015"
In response to Reply # 96


  

          

He scored again in the inning but then got pulled after 75 pitches. Maybe just getting him out early so he can be in the lineup tomorrow.

Can earn his first win since 2018 if the bullpen doesn’t blow it.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Mon Apr-26-21 07:44 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
93. "also leads the league in triples"
In response to Reply # 91


  

          

it's only 2, and he's tied for the lead, but NOPE! IT COUNTS!


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-28-21 08:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
98. "Kevin, wyd???"
In response to Reply # 0


          

https://twitter.com/NBCSAthletics/status/1387210692411932675?s=20

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Apr-28-21 09:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
99. "RE: Kevin, wyd???"
In response to Reply # 98


  

          

Ive watched it 5 times and keep laughing at the absurdity

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2021/04/28/rays-kevin-kiermaier-says-he-made-the-right-move-on-outfield-miscue/?outputType=amp

His explanation is even worse and reads like an onion sports article

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed Apr-28-21 09:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
100. "Same! He was in no way in a better position to make the catch..."
In response to Reply # 99


          

or the throw.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Heinz
Member since Dec 26th 2003
20294 posts
Thu Apr-29-21 11:12 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
103. "He was in a better throwing position tho"
In response to Reply # 100
Thu Apr-29-21 11:12 AM by Heinz

  

          

Arrozarena has the better arm but if you look at his feet he was going to end up throwing that shit flat footed, my guess even with the lesser arm strength he had the better chance of getting him out. But that play looked fucking hilarious.


----------

IG @erichrigonan

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Sun May-02-21 12:55 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
107. "his momentum was carrying him away from the direction of the throw..."
In response to Reply # 103


          

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Sun May-02-21 05:36 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
108. "LOL -he had to take like 5 steps to slow his momentum & reorient himself"
In response to Reply # 103


  

          

after running across Arozarena's path and leaping for the catch to turn towards home and plant to make the throw.


>Arrozarena has the better arm but if you look at his feet he
>was going to end up throwing that shit flat footed, my guess
>even with the lesser arm strength he had the better chance of
>getting him out. But that play looked fucking hilarious.

LOL! Arozarena had to move his feet out of position to avoid colliding with Kamikaze Kiermaier barreling in on him.

I can't really speak to Arozarena's arm but Kiermaier has maybe the strongest throwing arm of any centerfielder in the game so no idea why you're talking about arm strength. Kiermaier's only problem is his throws sometimes tend to sail to the right.


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sun May-02-21 05:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
109. "Ok, I thought I was bugging…"
In response to Reply # 108
Sun May-02-21 06:02 PM by Dstl1

          

yeah, Randy chopped his steps, but it was only cuz Kevin was flying straight towards him at Usain Bolt speed. As far as the actual throw, Randy was already facing home plate. Kevin had to make the catch then slow his own momentum, so he could even make a decent throw.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Sun May-02-21 11:52 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
106. "did him like Darryl Strawberry did Homer on the Simpsons"
In response to Reply # 99


  

          

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/DentalAchingCockatiel-size_restricted.gif



<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Walleye
Charter member
15182 posts
Thu Apr-29-21 09:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
101. "If all your favorite players formed one, single player"
In response to Reply # 0


          

He still wouldn't be as good as Byron Buxton.

*unless your favorite player is Mike Trout, but you dummies had a decade to put yourself in that line.

______________________________

"Walleye, a lot of things are going to go wrong in your life that technically aren't your fault. Always remember that this doesn't make you any less of an idiot"

--Walleye's Dad

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Thu Apr-29-21 10:44 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
102. "post #47"
In response to Reply # 101


  

          

>He still wouldn't be as good as Byron Buxton.
>
>*unless your favorite player is Mike Trout, but you dummies
>had a decade to put yourself in that line.

unless he's better than Trout now? ok not really, but check this out, it's from a couple weeks ago, but still - whoa:

https://twitter.com/SlangsOnSports/status/1381640818449121285

Players who are currently 95th percentile or better in both hard-hit rate and Sprint Speed:

Byron Buxton: 99th pctile HH%, 99th pctile Sprint Speed

Mike Trout: 97th pctile HH%, 95th pctile Sprint Speed

Ronald Acuña Jr.: 95th pctile HH%, 98th pctile Sprint Speed


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Heinz
Member since Dec 26th 2003
20294 posts
Thu Apr-29-21 11:13 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
104. "Vlad Jr."
In response to Reply # 0
Thu Apr-29-21 11:13 AM by Heinz

  

          

Yeah. That 3 homer game was nuts. Two off Mad Max, 1 being a Grand Slam. Loved it.


----------

IG @erichrigonan

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Thu Apr-29-21 02:38 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
105. "deGrom should sue the Mets for never scoring when he pitches"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story?id=31354277&_slug_=new-york-mets-jacob-degrom-ties-nolan-ryan-most-strikeouts-first-five-starts

"It was deGrom's 33rd career start, and third in 2021, in which he allowed one run or fewer and failed to pick up the win, most in the majors since he made his debut in 2014. Julio Teheran has the second-most such starts over that time frame with 25."


Insane. I remember there being a year or two where it seemed like every time Pedro Martinez pitched the Sox stopped scoring, but it wasn't even close to being THIS bad.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Mon May-03-21 10:05 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
110. "Rays-Angels...Glasnow vs. Ohtani tonight and I'm gonna miss it..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


YouTubeTV doesn't carry those Bally Sports regional channels or whatever. I guess they haven't been able to negotiate a deal. So we haven't had regular Rays games all season.

I was hoping that this match up might get shown nationally but no dice. It's an NBA double header.

I'm salty.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon May-03-21 10:16 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
111. "RE: Rays-Angels...Glasnow vs. Ohtani tonight and I'm gonna miss it..."
In response to Reply # 110


  

          

Shohei is still questionable to pitch tonight.
My guess is they play it safe and just rest him. Don't know if he gets back in during this 4 game series or if they'll wait to start him vs the Dodgers this weekend.

But yea, dude had me sign up for the MLB network free trial to tune in. Im still deciding if Im gonna keep it or if im gonna keep signing up for free trials with different name/accounts.

I can find a lot of free streams online, but it takes too much time to buffer, close ads, etc.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Mon May-03-21 10:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
112. "Oh OK. I didn't know Ohtani was questionable."
In response to Reply # 111


  

          


I'm gonna have to look into one of those free trials though. Good lookin' out.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon May-03-21 11:00 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
113. "RE: Oh OK. I didn't know Ohtani was questionable."
In response to Reply # 112


  

          

Do you live in the TB area though? if so, then you'd be blacked out anyways

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Mon May-03-21 11:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
114. "My bad. We have MLB Network"
In response to Reply # 113


  

          


For some reason, I thought the free trial you mentioned was for the Extra Innings package.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-03-21 02:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
115. "scratched, tonight…damn"
In response to Reply # 111


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Mon May-03-21 03:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
116. "it took this moment for me to learn Justus is not Gary's son lol"
In response to Reply # 115


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-03-21 05:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
120. "lol…even after I knew, my brain still tried to make the connection…"
In response to Reply # 116


          

multiple times.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon May-03-21 04:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
117. "He could still be in the lineup tonight"
In response to Reply # 115


  

          

That would give us a sign of how bad it is. Didn’t look too bad since it hit him on the pad and he stole 2 bases.

But they gave trout 3 games off when he got hit.

I think it’s smart to scratch the start. Any soreness or anything that might compromise mechanics and lead to a bigger injury isn’t worth it.he should only pitch at close to the 100%.

Lol what if pitchers start targeting him more to keep him off the mound and possibly lineup.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon May-03-21 05:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
118. "In the lineup as DH"
In response to Reply # 117


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-03-21 05:54 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
119. "good point…don’t want him out there favoring something…"
In response to Reply # 117


          

at the expense of mechanics.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-04-21 07:23 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
121. "Gotdamn the angels suck. They gotta get it together "
In response to Reply # 110


  

          

Offensively the big 3+ are out of sync. On any given night only 1 + trout plays well and they just seem to alternate. With that said offense isn’t a huge problem. They were 1-2 teams (besides dodgers) that had not been shutout until Sunday when the Mariners blanked them.

They rank in the top qtr of most offensive stays

BUT

That pitching has been garbage. Worst ERA, terrible bullpen, lowest 10% in an
Almost every pitching category

Cant waste more of these trout years

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-04-21 07:50 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
122. "With that said; here are you Ohtani “oh shit” highlights"
In response to Reply # 121
Tue May-04-21 08:08 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

400 ft blast off Glasnow
https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/07e8396f-abb2-40da-954b-e3511464d9f3.mp4


Maybe even more impressive turning this hit into a double
https://mlb-cuts-diamond.mlb.com/FORGE/2021/2021-05/03/47ab8f68-50ff3158-e30b951a-csvm-diamondx64-asset_1280x720_59_16000K.mp4


He was caught stealing third after this though lol
Not sure why they’d steal third with one out and trout up

With glasnow quote:

Glasnow on Ohtani
“when I throw a pretty good curveball, a lot of guys don't necessarily get close to it and hit it. I mean, I threw some reall good ones and he fouled them off. So I got him once, and then I hung a slider and he got me.”

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Tue May-04-21 11:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
123. "LMAO! I was following the gamecast on my phone and I got a little cocky"
In response to Reply # 122
Tue May-04-21 11:31 AM by Marbles

  

          

I think Glasnow struck Ohtani out in the first. I remember thinking that we were about to show him how it's really done.

Next time I looked, Ohtani was 2-4 with a HR and a double. Ridiculous.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue May-04-21 12:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
125. "Lol…awesome "
In response to Reply # 123


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-04-21 03:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
126. "The MLB app is actually really good for following games"
In response to Reply # 123


  

          

even if you cant watch

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Tue May-04-21 03:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
127. "I'll check that out..."
In response to Reply # 126


  

          


I usually jump around between the ESPN, Yahoo, CBS Sports and Fox Sports apps. Oddly enough, the only league I have the app for is the WNBA.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue May-04-21 12:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
124. "You hang em, we bang em"
In response to Reply # 122


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue May-04-21 05:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
128. "Giants scored 10 runs in the top of the 1st…"
In response to Reply # 0


          

Colorado is…bad.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-04-21 07:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
129. "Ohtani in the lineup tonight, pitching tomorrow"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

And is also expected to be in lineup

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-05-21 09:34 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
130. "Tough game— hit like 3 balls to the warning track "
In response to Reply # 129


  

          

Otherwise nothing.

But yea the Angels are on full struggle mode. The pitching is ass and the defense is worse.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-05-21 03:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
131. "FUN! without the 'cism!"
In response to Reply # 130


  

          

Fun is subjective, but I can't think of a more fun baseball player than Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani owns a .939 OPS in 114 plate appearances as a designated hitter (plus one appearance in left field), and he's thrown 13 2/3 innings with 23 strikeouts and a 3.29 ERA. The 13 walks are an eyesore, but the Mona Lisa's smile isn't symmetrical. Nobody's perfect.

Over the weekend Ohtani took a pitch to the elbow, forcing the Angels to scratch him from Monday's scheduled start on the mound. No matter. Ohtani was in the lineup at designated hitter, and he contributed a double on a ground ball to the shortstop, and also a 427-foot home run. That came one day after he stole second and third in the first inning. Elite speed and elite power.



"He's very impressive. Carries himself well. Ginormous human being. He's a good player, for sure," Rays ace Tyler Glasnow told reporters, including MLB.com's Justice delos Santos, after giving up the hustle double and home run to Ohtani on Monday.

Ohtani's nine home runs are tied for the second most in baseball. His under-the-hood numbers are incredibly impressive:

Sprint speed: 29.1 feet-per-second (14th highest in baseball)
Average exit velocity: 91.4 mph (well above the 88.4-mph league average)
Max exit velocity: 119.0 mph (best by someone other than Giancarlo Stanton)
Barrel rate: 24.0 percent (best in baseball)


Only five players in baseball currently sport a 91 mph average exit velocity and a 29 feet-per-second sprint speed: Ohtani, Ronald Acuña Jr., Byron Buxton, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Mike Trout. That is some company, eh? Offensively, Ohtani is doing things typically reserved only for the game's very best players. It's a rare power/speed combination, truly.

Ohtani the pitcher isn't so bad either. He's pretty good actually, though he'll have to get his walk rate under control to make the jump from exciting pitcher to bona fide ace. Here's what Ohtani is doing on the mound:

Strikeout rate: 37.1 percent (eighth highest among starting pitchers)
Average fastball velocity: 97.0 mph (ninth highest among starting pitchers)
Max fastball velocity: 101.1 mph (third fastest pitch by a starter this season)
Swing and miss rate: 16.3 percent (ninth highest among starting pitchers)


Ohtani's velocity and ability to miss bats is on par with guys like Glasnow and Dustin May. Also, hitters have missed with over 50 percent of their swings against his slider and splitter, so he's not a one-trick pony who leans on velocity. The secondary pitches are really good too. Too bad a blister and now a pitch to the elbow have limited him to 13 2/3 innings so far this year.

On both sides of the ball, Ohtani is doing special things. His numbers as a hitter are outstanding and his power/speed talent is up there with anyone in the game. On the mound, Ohtani's a bat-missing extraordinaire with velocity and quality secondary pitches. The only question is durability. Can he do this all year? I sure hope so. Ohtani at his best is as fun as it gets in this game.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed May-05-21 05:05 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
132. "No Means No"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Beezo
Charter member
26311 posts
Wed May-05-21 06:49 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
133. "Go O’s"
In response to Reply # 132


  

          

<---
Fuck a sig, my presence is enough.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Thu May-06-21 02:07 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
137. "The first time a wild pitch is the only blemish?"
In response to Reply # 132


  

          

that's what I saw anyway. It always amazes me how many "firsts" can happen in baseball when the sport is 1,000,000 years old

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Fri May-07-21 10:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
160. "exactly…you would have thought there’d be no more things…"
In response to Reply # 137


          

we haven’t seen.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 12:20 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
134. "White Sox still rolling even after losing Luis Roberts."
In response to Reply # 0


          

It’s amazing. No Roberts. No Jimenez. That’s 70 HRs, but the bats
are still popping. La Russa has to be the leading candidate for Manager of
the year. He has kept this club together through all the injuries.

Also, everyone called the Red Sox stupid for trading Betts. They got out of
that David Price contract and Betts’ salary off the books. They are sitting in
first, while the Dodgers don’t look so hot. It’s still early, but it’s looking good
for the Red Sox.

I Hate the Cubs like all White Sox fans, but I’m impressed with their ability to score
with such a limited lineup. I have no idea how they are doing it. Mess around
and have a Chicago/Chicago World Series.

I’m still not in full baseball mode yet. Soccer/basketball still going on.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 06:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
135. "Ohtani pitched another bad/good game"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

5+
0 ER
7ks
6 BB

He put a runner on with two outs in like 4 innings.
Also started slow again in the first inning.

Had a chance for the W but the angels pen looked terrible and couldn’t hold the 1-0 lead.


Tonight they needed him in the lineup. It was just trout and a bunch of bums

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Thu May-06-21 05:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
143. "Starting to think the BBs might be a feature, not a bug"
In response to Reply # 135


  

          

He's pitched three very identical games in which he both looked unhittable and like the whole thing could collapse in a single pitch. It struck me watching last night that the ridiculousness of his off-speed stuff makes batters afraid to swing at it, while the excessive walks give them hope for a free base.


Part of that interpretation is definitely Ohtani's demeanor out there, too. He doesn't ever look all that frustrated by the walks, at most doing funny little kid type pouting faces on his way back to the dugout when it's all over.



~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 07:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
148. "I feel like that’s premature"
In response to Reply # 143


  

          

Until he gets more stars and data under his belts he’s part of the 6 man rotation but has been inconsistent on days between starts due to the injuries. I’d like to see a couple of cycles on 6 -7 days rest to make more of a conclusion there.

I do agree that some of his off speed pitches are so crazy, the way he’s pitching you may as well sit back and hope it is out of the zone.

If I were hitting him in the next few games I’d sit back and make him throw strikes



>He's pitched three very identical games in which he both
>looked unhittable and like the whole thing could collapse in a
>single pitch. It struck me watching last night that the
>ridiculousness of his off-speed stuff makes batters afraid to
>swing at it, while the excessive walks give them hope for a
>free base.
>
>
>Part of that interpretation is definitely Ohtani's demeanor
>out there, too. He doesn't ever look all that frustrated by
>the walks, at most doing funny little kid type pouting faces
>on his way back to the dugout when it's all over.
>
>
>
>~~~~~~~~~
>"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
>http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
>Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 01:33 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
136. "Albert Pujols is being released by the Los Angels Angels."
In response to Reply # 0
Thu May-06-21 01:53 PM by allStah

          

It’s sad to see. This is a move wanted by management, and I agree it needs
to be done. However, he should have retired prior to this season.
I’m not sure why he decided to come back. You don’t want to see a legend go
out like this.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/05/angels-release-albert-pujols.html

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 02:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
138. "I was thinking about this the other day. Did anyone have a better prime"
In response to Reply # 136


  

          

Hitting the ball than him during our lifetime if you could somehow exclude the steroid era?

Is Pujols a part of the steroid era?

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 03:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
139. "His name has never been mentioned as being a steroid user"
In response to Reply # 138


          

and he wasn’t included in the Mitchell Report. But it’s baseball, where
players are always looking to get an advantage. It could be sign stealing.
It could be doctoring balls. It could be corking bats.

But, so far, he is known to be a clean player.

I would probably go with Ken Griffey Jr’s prime. Numbers are Wille Mays
ridiculous. But Pujols is up there, for sure.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 04:19 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
142. "Griffey is a people's favorite choice"
In response to Reply # 139


  

          

but his run wasn't as good and long imo.

Id put some other guys above Griffey.

I feel like Pujols is the hitter in his prime that I always imagined Griffey would be -- including the ability to carry a team the way DSTl described

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu May-06-21 03:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
140. "His first 10 years was absolutely bonkers…"
In response to Reply # 138


          

I got to witness a ton of it, in person. He was actually starting his decline in the last season in St. Louis. He was just so damn good, he could still do what he did in Game 3 of the 2011 WS and simply win a game on his own…when the stakes were highest. My personal favorite moment will always be the home run off Brad Lidge in the 2005 NLCS. I was in a restaurant with family, about to leave to go overseas and they had the game on every television in the place. Houston was looking to close out the series. Cards trailed 4-2, top 9, 2 outs. Cards loved the late rally. I forget who got on base with a single. Jim Edmonds got walked and then Albert stepped in with two on. Looked at a strike and took the next pitch OUT. I just remember the way he would stalk out of the box with the bat still in his left hand. You would have thought that was the WS. Houston won the next game and went on to get swept by the White Sox. Lidge was broken. He lost two of those 4 games.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 04:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
141. "Who else is in the math here"
In response to Reply # 140
Thu May-06-21 04:13 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

Griffey jr
A-rod
Miggy
Mauer
Puckett
Gwynn
Boggs
Frank Thomas
Vlad
and of course
Trout


I think Pujols absolute prime run is longer than most of the above and he has the most team accolades to go with it right? Rings and Playoffs.

I think statistically the closest (im freestyling here) is Trout. But Trout has 1 playoff berth lol

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu May-06-21 06:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
144. "for the record..."
In response to Reply # 141


          

I L-O-V-E Griffey Jr. 100% Stan. I've got Griffey posters, jerseys, tshirts that look like his baseball car, shoes, I was at the game when he hit his 600th homerun on Father's Day...with his pops in the stands. All that said, lol...his prime just was not as long as Albert's. Albert was absolute nails for basically, 11 seasons. Griff had some goofy numbers. He had a four season span where he missed hitting 50 homers in four consecutive season, by three home runs. They've both got some jaw-dropping slugging numbers. Albert was much better on-base guy. In the end, I personally think Albert just was better for longer and (this may matter to some, more or less than others) 2 WS rings and 3 MVPs is just tough...real tough. I won't bother with the gold gloves and silver slugger awards, cuz Griff got those, too.

One more Pujols anecdote that doesn't have shit to do with shit. The 2006 Cardinals were not a very good team. They won 83 games. We had So Taguchi as the starting LF...he was an everyday player. There was 32 year old, Scott Rolen (Scott was my guy). There was 36 year old Jim Edmonds. There was 31 year old David freakin Eckstein and a semi-washed Juan Encarnacion. What we did have, was Albert Pujols at the absolute peak of his powers. I was in Baghdad at this time. Watched as many games as I could. Albert starting out the season as hot as I'd ever seen him. He had 14 or 15 home runs in APRIL...just, April. May started out the same and then he injured his oblique. Missed a bunch of games. The Cardinals were flailing. Albert came back and carried the team through the summer and into the playoffs. He ended up hitting .331/49/137 with a .431 on base and .671 slug (WHAT?) Damn near swept the Padres, went 7 with the Mets (ending, of course with Waino locking Carlos Beltran up in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded) and damn near swept the Tigers in the WS. They don't even get to the post-season without Pujols.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
DJR
Member since Jan 01st 2005
16260 posts
Thu May-06-21 06:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
145. "Just as a hitter, I think Edgar deserves a mention"
In response to Reply # 141


  

          

And Piazza should be on the list too.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 07:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
146. "You are forgetting Larry Walker."
In response to Reply # 141
Thu May-06-21 07:15 PM by allStah

          

https://stathead.com/baseball/player-comparison.cgi?player_id2=pujolal01&type=b&player_id1=walkela01&sum=0&request=1

Batting avg, On base pct, slugging pct, OPS , Larry has him smoked and he
played in 1000 less games and 4000 less at bats.

I probably wouldn’t put Gwynn and Boggs in there. They didnt hit for power.
They hit for mainly for AVG and hits, not really RBIs and homers. I don’t think
Pitchers really feared feared them.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 07:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
147. "RE: You are forgetting Larry Walker."
In response to Reply # 146
Thu May-06-21 07:35 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

You cant put Larry miles ahead of him without also acknowledging the mile high city


>https://stathead.com/baseball/player-comparison.cgi?player_id2=pujolal01&type=b&player_id1=walkela01&sum=0&request=1
>
>Batting avg, On base pct, slugging pct, OPS , Larry has him
>smoked and he
>played in 1000 less games and 4000 less at bats.
>
>I probably wouldn’t put Gwynn and Boggs in there. They didnt
>hit for power.
>They hit for mainly for AVG and hits, not really RBIs and
>homers. I don’t think
>Pitchers really feared feared them.
>

I generally agree on Puckett and Gwynn being off. Not sure they weren’t feared but I was trying to capture Avg, power, slg% guys

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 07:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
149. "I don’t feel like crunching the numbers."
In response to Reply # 147


          

But we would have to look at his on the road stats... are they comparable?

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Thu May-06-21 08:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
150. "By WAR and OPS+, Dante Bichette is the strongest argument FOR Walker"
In response to Reply # 149


  

          

Walker gets shit for his injuries, counting stats and Coors tenure and yet all the advanced metrics put him in pretty rarified air after park adjustments. Meanwhile, Bichette has come to be known as perhaps the worst great player ever? That man was super famous for his bat in the '90s, and yet his WAR amounted to, what, 4.8 over his whole career or something wild like that? Walker is in the high 70s, low 80s.


~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-06-21 09:32 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
151. "Larry Walker was a focking monster."
In response to Reply # 150


          

3 straight years of batting .360 or higher.

In his MVP year he hit 49 homers, batted .366 with an ops of 1.117.

Larry was getting either a base hit or a moon ball...

Oh, you just pitching Breaking balls? Cool. Base knock.

Oh, you got a heater? Moon ball!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
obsidianchrysalis
Member since Jan 29th 2003
7844 posts
Fri May-07-21 06:05 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
153. "Is this the HR where the ball was a rocket launched from his bat?"
In response to Reply # 140


  

          

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Fri May-07-21 08:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
157. "Lol…yes. Lidge threw him an 0-1 slider…"
In response to Reply # 153


          

that didn’t run in and stayed right over the plate. That version of Albert was not kind on mistake pitches. He put it up in that little fence on top of the wall of Minute Maid Park.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
obsidianchrysalis
Member since Jan 29th 2003
7844 posts
Fri May-07-21 06:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
154. "I know this is a post offering Pujols his flowers"
In response to Reply # 136


  

          

But are there any real explanations of why he was so average in LA? Was it injuries? Changing leagues? Poor lineup around him?

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri May-07-21 06:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
155. "RE: I know this is a post offering Pujols his flowers"
In response to Reply # 154


  

          

Dstl said he was falling off the last season.

I saw another blog that identified his last 3 STL seasons as a decline

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
obsidianchrysalis
Member since Jan 29th 2003
7844 posts
Sun May-09-21 12:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
166. "He was so consistently great I didn't think he would fall off so fast"
In response to Reply # 155


  

          

His career really is a two-act play. If it sounds like I'm poking at him, I'm doing something wrong.

I just didn't think his career would tail off. I'm more shocked that something like this *could* happen than I am disappointed that it did. Very few players get the MJ or Elway or Rivera send-off. It's not a slight to him for his career to fade away.

He is a legend.

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Fri May-07-21 07:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
156. "Different leagues. "
In response to Reply # 154


          

The same thing happened to Griffey. Funny how they both left the first team
they played for around the same age, and had a similar decline due to the switch.

For baseball players, familiarity matters. It’s everything. When a player switches
to a new league, he has to learn how to hit against pitchers he has never faced
before, and learn how to play in ball parks that he has never hit in regularly.
That’s a huge change for veteran players, and some never successfully adapt.
That’s what happened to Pujols and Griffey.

I think it’s important for in-prime or veteran hitters to stay in the same league for
the rest of their careers, or it will be difficult to have continuous success. Once
players get around 29 or 30, they are pretty much set in their way of playing.

I know a few players were able to have a good transition like Mark McGuire,
but PEDs were involved. Miguel Cabrera was another one, but he was really
young when he left the Marlins. He was 24.



HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-06-21 09:32 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
152. "Ohtani just hit his 10th HR"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Getting there just behind Acuna and JD

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Fri May-07-21 10:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
158. "All or nothing."
In response to Reply # 0
Fri May-07-21 10:31 PM by allStah

          

These guys don’t know how to hit. Either they hit a homer or strike out.
No one is simply trying to make contact. Strikeouts are through the roof,
and there are barely any infield hits, even infield fielding is down.

Already got 4 no hitters on the season, and it’s just the month
of may. We almost got 2 no hitters tonight.

This is insane:

“Strikeouts have averaged 9.06 per team per game, on pace to set a record for the 13th consecutive full season. Strikeouts already are 1,092 ahead of hits, just three years after exceeding hits for the first time over a full season.”



HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri May-07-21 10:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
159. "RE: All or nothing."
In response to Reply # 158


  

          

Sounds like basketball.

Isnt the analytical approach to baseball more small ball and base running? I

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat May-08-21 11:09 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
162. "This is a dumb article that covers some of it"
In response to Reply # 159


  

          

https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/04/22/jay-bruce-retirement-shift-the-opener?fbclid=IwAR1AfhvLr8W48Aoyri5noBYkX1ZANwIzbO5qbnrO1neXOoMRJGd_XJhKfMo

I shared it with my boy last week and remarked how fuckin stupid it is that you’d end something because batters can’t figure it out. Learn how to hit away from the shift and shifts won’t happen. A day after this article Ohtani successfully bunted vs a shift.


With that said I think what combines both our responses above— is defensive analytics have become more prominent in recent years and now offensive analytics will need to balance that over the next couple of seasons

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Sat May-08-21 03:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
164. "Yeah, it does sound like basketball."
In response to Reply # 162


          

You’re right, a lot of over analyzing the game from an analytical point. I’m like just
play ball. Advancing a runner from second base should be an easy at bat, but there
have been so many runners stranded on base, because batters don’t know how to
get sacrifice hits....they are striking out.

Playing little league, the coach would just say try to make contact and that was it,
and that’s how we got hits. But these hitters are being instructed to swing hard and
swing often.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sat May-08-21 04:52 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
165. "Tim Kurkjian has been talking about this for the last 4 or 5 years…"
In response to Reply # 162


          

and saying it’s only going to get worse. Hitters aren’t taught to put the ball in play, anymore. It’s all about launch angle and exit velocity. Swing hard, get the ball in the air and over the wall…or strike out trying.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Sun May-09-21 10:55 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
167. "one of baseball's biggest problems"
In response to Reply # 162


          

lack of pace, combined with a lack of any field action when at-bats are focused on strikeouts for both sides, is deadly boring

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri May-07-21 11:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
161. "Easy power"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://twitter.com/mlb/status/1390877723766239235?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sat May-08-21 11:14 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
163. "Lol, I love Joe Kelly…"
In response to Reply # 161


          

he got absolutely skewered, last night.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-11-21 10:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
168. "Ohtani went 0-5 yesterday, pitching and hitting tonight"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

First time he’s on a 6 day schedule

The stros are a real test. They fight for every at bat and if he’s having control issues they will exploit that early and often(even though they are cheaters).

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

vik
Charter member
13363 posts
Tue May-11-21 01:49 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
169. "And the drama continues (A's stadium) ..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31427293/oakland-athletics-start-looking-relocating-elsewhere-sources-say

---

But hell, what do I know?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
mrhood75
Member since Dec 06th 2004
43401 posts
Tue May-11-21 02:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
170. "MLB can go fuck itself"
In response to Reply # 169


  

          

I don't know why the league, the city, and the team has a hard time understanding that the best location for the stadium is its current location. It's between two highways, there's a BART station, and pair of huge parking lots. You're not going to find a location with better infrastructure already in place.

All this talk of a waterfront stadium like the Giants is a fucking pipe dream. The location isn't particularly accessible to BART. The city/state would have to build new highway exits and entrances. And, honestly, the site proximity to the actual Bay makes it smell bad.

The money's better spent building a new stadium at the old site. Otherwise, fuck right off.

-----------------

www.albumism.com

Checkin' Our Style, Return To Zero:

https://www.mixcloud.com/returntozero/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Tue May-11-21 05:55 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
171. "happy retirement to Jordan Zimmermann"
In response to Reply # 0


          

my favorite Nats pitcher of all-time. loved how he worked.

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-11-21 09:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
172. "Ohtani pitched a hell of a game today "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Then Maddon pulled him in the 8th
And put him in RF which was fun


But the angels bullpen as usual failed.

Ohtani could’ve gone another Inning if you were gonna keep him in the game

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed May-12-21 05:57 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
173. "Tatis Jr and Wil Myers test positive…"
In response to Reply # 0


          

as well as 5 Yankees coaches.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-12-21 07:29 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
174. "makes sense..."
In response to Reply # 173


  

          

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2020-12-23/padres-fernando-tatis-gatorade-bolt24-commercial-rule

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Wed May-12-21 10:31 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
175. "the way this was worded I thought steroids"
In response to Reply # 173


          

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-12-21 03:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
176. "Ohtani batting leadoff tonight as the DH"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sat May-15-21 03:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
177. "Dodgers sign Pujols for the remainder of the season"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun May-16-21 08:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
178. "Ohtani hit a 2 run blast top of the 9th vs Barnes to end losing streak"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/9b0f6781-2841-4550-973e-342f28ef73f6.mp4


biggest hit of his career


he's back in that 4 way tie for HR lead

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon May-17-21 09:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
179. "I was waiting for this moment. He just ripped Hr #13"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Leads the majors in Home Runs!

Fuckin amazing

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-18-21 02:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
180. "RE: I was waiting for this moment. He just ripped Hr #13"
In response to Reply # 179


  

          

Here’s the footage
https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/d09c087e-5699-43d3-8dbc-e51946c5147a.mp4

Here’s the location of his last two Hrs
https://mobile.twitter.com/home

CC remix
https://twitter.com/cc_sabathia/status/1394486675334746113?s=21

JJ
https://twitter.com/jjwatt/status/1394487406880038912?s=21

KD
https://twitter.com/KDTrey5/status/1392326211397984256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1392326211397984256%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-16500788731940232025.ampproject.net%2F2104302228000%2Fframe.html

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue May-18-21 03:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
181. "LOL…"
In response to Reply # 179


          

such an ill advised swing, for most. 94, chest high, running away…and his hands are so quick, he’s able to pull it…with power.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Tue May-18-21 06:05 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
182. "Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks 😬😬"
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-18-21 06:13 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
183. "They’ll need Rendon to do what he can do"
In response to Reply # 182


  

          

But that pitching needs to figure it out or nothing matters

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Tue May-18-21 06:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
184. "Best team in baseball"
In response to Reply # 0


          

with the best pitching in baseball.

Also with the best hitter in baseball on a 12 game hitting streak.
We basically have 4 hitters in our lineup who hit .300.

and we are still without Roberts and Jimenez

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-18-21 09:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
185. "Ohtani smoked HR #14, but Heaney gave up 5 runs in the 1st"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Gonna be a loong season

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue May-18-21 09:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
186. "Video evidence"
In response to Reply # 185


  

          

https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/f0415291-f070-4262-9281-98f72a5827e9.mp4

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-19-21 07:11 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
187. "Went 2-3 yesterday with two walks"
In response to Reply # 186


  

          

Small sample size but over the last week he’s been slightly more disciplined at the plate and getting some walks. Being able to balance that with his IFGAF approach would make him a dominant hitter and not just a slugger

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed May-19-21 06:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
188. "Pitching and hitting tonight. Free on MLBTV "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

If you aren’t blacked out. I’ll be watching before the lakers tip

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-20-21 08:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
190. "Didn't have it tonight (which is concerning) but pitched a solid game"
In response to Reply # 188


  

          

His velocity was waaaaaaay down. One fastball clocked in at 89. Throughout the game folks were questioning if there was another injury-- but afterwards he said there wasn't and he was just feeling heavy and sluggish.

he had to get creative with his pitching and threw some newer looks and was supported by some good defense. Rendon made one spectacular grab and throw from third.


Hitting wise he had some big opportunities he didn't capitalize on but was able to bunt and get on base before getting caught stealing. (this was a good sign he wasnt hurt).

But I was able to see all game he didn't have the same swag as he had in the past few days

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
The Real
Charter member
13747 posts
Thu May-20-21 12:31 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
191. "Dead arm"
In response to Reply # 190


  

          

It's a weird thing to experience or explain but it happens. Every pitcher (and position players, it's just not as noticeable) goes through this a couple times a season. I wouldn't be too concerned.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-20-21 01:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
192. "I know you want to establish a rotation and consistency"
In response to Reply # 191


  

          

>It's a weird thing to experience or explain but it happens.
>Every pitcher (and position players, it's just not as
>noticeable) goes through this a couple times a season. I
>wouldn't be too concerned.
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

But if a player has a dead arm...doesnt it make sense to just push back their start more often.

I meanI know it happens to me some days where i just don't feel as good physically--but in today's recovery and analytics heavy sports game, feels like theres an easy solution (so long as the player is willing to report it pre-game).

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Thu May-20-21 12:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
189. "No hitters on back to back nights…"
In response to Reply # 0


          

first time in Major League history.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-20-21 02:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
193. "All this talk about Ohtani, but man, Davish is locked in again."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Fri May-21-21 06:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
194. "Sox vs Yankees tonight!"
In response to Reply # 0


          

No other game matters No other.


Team La Russa! You don’t like rules?

Go watch softball!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Fri May-21-21 08:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
195. "RE: Sox vs Yankees tonight!"
In response to Reply # 194


          

What a focking game!!!

Both pitchers lights out!

24 SOs . No outs.

Rodon -14ks
Montgomery- 13ks

Both made field errors
Both made terrific third base plays...Sox for a double play
Yanks for a triple play!!

Best game of the season hands down!!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Sat May-22-21 05:02 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
196. "Braves hang a 20 piece on the Pirates…"
In response to Reply # 0


          

including a grand slam in the 8th…off the Pirates’ 29 year old middle infielder…while already up 15-1. No one got mad.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Mon May-24-21 03:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
199. "No entrainment value in blowouts. People are ready to go"
In response to Reply # 196
Mon May-24-21 04:00 PM by allStah

          

or already on the highway.

No need to prolong the game. This isn’t Xbox or PlayStation.

Hit a HR when it matters or when the game is on the line...that’s
a real baller.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-24-21 04:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
201. "well, Acuna is tied for the league lead in homers…."
In response to Reply # 199


          

and the Braves, as a team, lead the league.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Mon May-24-21 04:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
202. "He can have all the meaningless home runs in the world."
In response to Reply # 201
Mon May-24-21 05:11 PM by allStah

          

I’ll take the home run Vaughn hit off Chapman to
tie the game against the Yankees late in the game....a
guy who throws 101 mph and came into the series with
a 0 ERA.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-24-21 06:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
203. "You mean the one that happened as the Sox were getting swept?"
In response to Reply # 202


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Tue May-25-21 03:29 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
204. "Cardinals got punched in the face last night"
In response to Reply # 203
Tue May-25-21 03:32 PM by allStah

          

by Vaughn. You can use that picture for your screensaver.

Come see us!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Wed May-26-21 09:56 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
205. "The Sox are a good team…"
In response to Reply # 204


          

everyone who watches baseball, already knew that. That wasn’t the conversation that was being had, though. You said Acuna can have all the meaninglessness home runs, then immediately cised a home run that came in Game 3 of a three game sweep. That’s what you do, though…continuously move the goal posts, when you have no reply to what’s actually being said. G’head have the last word. I can’t believe I’ve replied, this much.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed May-26-21 10:08 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
206. "What?"
In response to Reply # 205
Wed May-26-21 10:19 AM by allStah

          

Vaughn hit his home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie a game,
to try to get a victory to avoid a sweep, against a pitcher who had
a zero ERA and throws 101 MPH....Vaughn did it with the game on the line.
He was trying to win a game which counts in the standings, sweep or no
sweep.

And you’re talking about Acuna’s Grand Slam Home Run, where the score
was 15-1 and the game was over.....You’re kidding me, right?

Hopefully, you have time to Edit. If you don’t see the difference,
then you’re viewing baseball incorrectly. One had purpose, and the other
one was a cheap HR prolonging a game that was way out of hand.

See you took this whole thing to a personal level, when all my replies
we’re strictly baseball....and you started it with a shot at La Russa, saying
nobody got mad. Don’t put stuff out there than since you have to get personal
when you get proven wrong.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Mon May-24-21 03:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
197. "Rays are hot right now! 10 wins straight"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


And we're up 13-7 (top 11th) in the last game of a 4-game series with Toronto as I type this.

The AL East is ridiculously tight. With Boston, NY, Toronto & Tampa all in the running for the top spot.

Not only are we winning, we're scoring a lot of runs on this streak which is reassuring to me. I always worry about out ability to get the offense going.

Arozarena is getting back in a groove & Wendle is hitting well. I hated to see Willy Adames go but I think we all saw it coming. Hell, they didn't even bring up Wander Franco to fill his spot. They pulled up a cat named Taylor Walls that I don't really know.

But we're looking tough right now. I feel good about this squad.

KC, Phillies, Yankes & Rangers up next.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Dstl1
Charter member
51481 posts
Mon May-24-21 04:18 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
200. "11, now…Margot with the triple"
In response to Reply # 197


          

.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

calij81
Member since Jan 17th 2007
12447 posts
Mon May-24-21 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
198. "The only thing hotter than the SD housing market are the Pads "
In response to Reply # 0


          

Pitching is looking good, hitting is looking good.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed May-26-21 10:35 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
207. "Sox consistently battle until the end in every game."
In response to Reply # 0
Wed May-26-21 10:36 AM by allStah

          

They always come alive late around the 7th inning. Against the Yankees,
in the two close losses, pounded in late in innings. Some lucky bounces
just went the Yanks way.

Past two Cardinals game, destroyed everything late in innings to put those
games away.

Vaughn is a baller. He hits hard and isn’t afraid of any pitcher. He raked against the
Yanks and is raking against the Cardinals.

Let’s continue to rake and get the sweep.




HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed May-26-21 05:52 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
209. "Didn’t get the sweep...and no run support for Rodon"
In response to Reply # 207


          

Bats went quiet. They looked tired. No excuses, but playing a night game and
then go right into an afternoon game is taxing as hell. It should have been three
straight night games.

It is what it is. Next up, 4 straight games against the Orioles. Should
be a home run feast! And then Detroit after that.
Let’s sweep both teams before facing Devil Rays.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Beezo
Charter member
26311 posts
Wed May-26-21 02:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
208. "Go O’s"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Fuggin terrible.

<---
Fuck a sig, my presence is enough.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Walleye
Charter member
15182 posts
Thu May-27-21 07:07 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
210. "Miguel Sano may be remembering that he's good"
In response to Reply # 0


          

May. Be.

I checked the splits, because why not, and they actually weren't as sexy as I imagined. He's still making way too little contact and the mild increase in that has come at the detriment of some walks - which isn't a potato/potah-toe thing given his power, but there's no (good) reason they can't co-exist.

So yeah, this is based on observation and it may be entirely wrong. But he did hit a homerun off of the batter's eye yesterday that hit the wall so hard that it made an audible "clank" even though the wall is covered in juniper plants.*

But if I'm right, I'm definitely going to come back here and remind you all.

*fun fact, it's apparently the largest "living wall" space in the United States.

______________________________

"Walleye, a lot of things are going to go wrong in your life that technically aren't your fault. Always remember that this doesn't make you any less of an idiot"

--Walleye's Dad

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu May-27-21 11:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
211. "Its that time again: Ohtani pitching tonight vs the A's"
In response to Reply # 0
Thu May-27-21 11:31 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

He hasnt pitched in over a week because some rotation flips with a doubleheader from earlier rescheduled games.

Last time his velocity was down, let's see how it looks tonight.

He is still hitting solid, but lost the HR lead to Vlad and Adolis
Though he blasted a 117mph HR vs the Rangers two nights ago

Most importantly he is walking more and his OBP in the last 7 games is .375

With Trout out long term he's gonna have to get on base more and make contact vs striking out or homering


The Angels have 3 wins in a row even thought they almost blew a 9-1 lead yesterday. Winning this series vs the A's will have some repercussions on whether they can hang in the AL West race.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Thu May-27-21 02:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
212. "I read a stat regarding Ohtani’s ability as a power hitter. "
In response to Reply # 211


          

He is either tied (with Stanton) or leads the league with the most
HRs against pitches of 100 MPH or faster.

That is a pure illustration of power and bat speed. If I had to vote right now,
he would get my vote for American League MVP.

The Angels are trash, though. Sorry.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jun-09-21 04:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
213. "Its been 2 weeks since our last Ohtani Update"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

He had a solid outing against the A's but lost it in the 7th when his control issues came back. He bounced back next game against the Mariners -- logging his first game ever with 0 walks and had 10ks to go along with it

He is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA with 60ks and a 1.16 WHIP
over 42.1 innings Pitched. He'll never get the same amount of Innings as top starters but for some context, Bieber leads the league with 122Ks in 85 innings pitched.

-------------

As a Batter his average has been stuck in the Mid 200s but hes walking a lot more lately so his OBP is rising. 9 walks in last 7 games


He is batting .261/.346/.606 with a OPS of .952 and 17 HRs and 44 RBIS + 9 Stolen Bases

He is tied for 2nd in HRs
He is 7th in RBIS
He is tied for 11th in SBs
he is tied for 5th in Slugging %
He is Tied for 6th in OPS

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jun-09-21 04:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
214. "Its been 2 weeks since our last Ohtani Update"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

He had a solid outing against the A's but lost it in the 7th when his control issues came back. He bounced back next game against the Mariners -- logging his first game ever with 0 walks and had 10ks to go along with it

He is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA with 60ks and a 1.16 WHIP
over 42.1 innings Pitched. He'll never get the same amount of Innings as top starters but for some context, Bieber leads the league with 122Ks in 85 innings pitched.

-------------

As a Batter his average has been stuck in the Mid 200s but hes walking a lot more lately so his OBP is rising. 9 walks in last 7 games


He is batting .261/.346/.606 with a OPS of .952 and 17 HRs and 44 RBIS + 9 Stolen Bases

He is tied for 2nd in HRs
He is 7th in RBIS
He is tied for 11th in SBs
he is tied for 5th in Slugging %
He is Tied for 6th in OPS

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jun-09-21 04:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
215. "last night he hit his longest HR ; 470 FT"
In response to Reply # 214


  

          

Enjoy

https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-hits-470-foot-home-run

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Thu Jun-10-21 09:04 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
216. "so are we anti-foreign substance or nah?"
In response to Reply # 0


          

Gerritt Cole has already folded under questioning

duh duh duh duh

https://twitter.com/snyyankees/status/1402379195007778821

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Walleye
Charter member
15182 posts
Fri Jun-11-21 08:35 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
217. "Doesn't seem worth getting worked up about"
In response to Reply # 216


          

The league decides what's beyond the pale, sets up mechanisms to investigate and enforce, and some guys will get busted and ejected/suspended and some guys will figure out how to get away with it. Everything in its proper place.

It's when we're enlisted in the endless cycle of the discourse that I get bored as hell because we don't have any power over the above process. I want a system and outcomes where my only opinion is about the people who are stupid enough to get caught and punished. Especially since the alternative is to hear Josh Donaldson and Gerrit Cole talk about it, which... hard pass. Those guys have already shown us the thing they're really good at and it's not moral reasoning.

______________________________

"Walleye, a lot of things are going to go wrong in your life that technically aren't your fault. Always remember that this doesn't make you any less of an idiot"

--Walleye's Dad

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat Jun-19-21 11:18 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
218. "Man. We all gotta acknowledge Ohtani the God"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

I can’t be the only one.

June 15 - hit a HR
June 16 - hit a HR
June 17 - 6IP - W - 1 ER
June 18 - hit 2 Hrs

He’s got 21 Hrs and is just behind Vlad and Tatis jr.
And might be the MVP favorite even with Vlad Jrs triple crown year

First pitcher ever with 20 Hrs and 70ks

He’s also first hitter to enter the HR derby in colorado.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
pretentious username
Member since Jun 18th 2010
11620 posts
Sat Jun-19-21 11:32 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
219. "So glad he’s finally healthy enough to deliver on his promise"
In response to Reply # 218


  

          


>June 15 - hit a HR
>June 16 - hit a HR
>June 17 - 6IP - W - 1 ER
>June 18 - hit 2 Hrs
>

Incredible. Even if you prefer the MVP to go to a guy on a playoff contender, this is just and undeniable season. If he keeps it up I think you gotta give it to him.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat Jun-19-21 11:35 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
220. "RE: So glad he’s finally healthy enough to deliver on his promise"
In response to Reply # 219


  

          

They’re playing a lot better but they gotta chase down two good teams in the As and Astros. I think trout coming back with random added to the way they’ve been playing will give them a shot.... but man their pitching still sucks overall. Bullpen just ass.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 07:04 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
221. "June 19th - just another HR"
In response to Reply # 218


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 05:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
225. "June 20th just hit another HR to tie the game"
In response to Reply # 221


  

          

2 run shot. Also just tied Vlad for the lead

He’s homered in 6 straight hitting games

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Mon Jun-21-21 10:59 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
227. "threw 101 MPH pitch + hit 450 ft HR @ 115 MPH exit Velo in same inning"
In response to Reply # 218
Mon Jun-21-21 11:02 PM by 40thStreetBlack

  

          

https://twitter.com/jJ45KSUQ3D128Xc/status/1407069089500057605

also, listen to the sound of the HR in the video:

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sporty-videos?playId=efff95f6-fcfe-4e76-9413-83014248bd3b


You are not the only one.


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Jun-22-21 08:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
229. "RE: threw 101 MPH pitch + hit 450 ft HR @ 115 MPH exit Velo in same inni..."
In response to Reply # 227


  

          

LOL i watched that game and didnt put it together that they happened in the same inning. This is the first time ive seen it mentioned too.

But yea sounds like they put a sound effect on that HR the way it just cracks.

Who knew id pay for MLB pass just to watch this dude play daily.
Added bonus I can tune into the padres and catch some Jays games too

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Mon Jun-21-21 11:08 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
228. "With Double Duty, Ohtani Is Playing His Way Into MVP Consideration"
In response to Reply # 218


  

          

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/with-double-duty-ohtani-is-playing-his-way-into-mvp-consideration/


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 10:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
222. "Man... Petco is live right now"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

If I played baseball this is the team I’d want to play for.
Fuck all that old school unwritten rules Tony LaRussa shit. This is live.

https://twitter.com/padres/status/1406451898702458880?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Cenario
Member since Aug 24th 2005
57339 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 12:54 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
223. "I saw the mets play there a few weeks ago"
In response to Reply # 222


  

          

Right before they went to full capacity. That team has so much energy and such a lively crowd.

-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.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Wed Jun-23-21 03:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
231. "We were at this game..."
In response to Reply # 222


  

          

>If I played baseball this is the team I’d want to play
>for.
>Fuck all that old school unwritten rules Tony LaRussa shit.
>This is live.
>
>https://twitter.com/padres/status/1406451898702458880?s=21

This city is absolutely bananas for the Padres right now. Even as a tourist, it's a ton of fun.

Although I'm a little jealous because I think Tampa could have this level of support if they would just put the new stadium in the right area.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 01:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
224. "Had anyone told me, prior to the season, that the Sox"
In response to Reply # 0


          

would be in first place with a 43-28 record, after losing Madrigal
Robert, and Jimenez to injuries, I would have laughed.

They are on 3-game losing streak right now, but this team
comes to play every game against every baseball team.

Madrigal is down for the season. However, Jimenez and Robert
will be back soon.....That’s when the Sox will put it in full gear.

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Sun Jun-20-21 05:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
226. "The new baseball substance policy is stupid."
In response to Reply # 0


          

Baseball is basically saying it doesn’t want anymore 3-1 baseball
scores. They want more high scoring games, because today’s
generation has a low attention span, and get bored watching scoreless
innings.

Pitchers have been using substances to grip the ball since the beginning
of time, and their mechanics are based off it. This change will lead to
pitchers and batters getting injured due to the inability to have pitching
control.

Starting tomorrow, pitchers can no longer use foreign substances....



HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Marbles
Member since Oct 19th 2004
21802 posts
Wed Jun-23-21 03:13 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
230. "Wander Franco has arrived! He balled out but we still lost. (swipe)"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


He looked good last night. I know he probably won't be the team savior but I'm hoping he can give us s big boost in offensive firepower. And help us end this 7 game skid.

***

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2021/06/22/wander-franco-makes-big-debut-but-rays-lose-7th-straight/

ST. PETERSBURG — After a miserable road trip in which they lost six straight games for seemingly a dozen different reasons, the Rays were hoping things would start going their way again at home Tuesday against the Red Sox.

There were some promising signs, most notably a three-run, game-tying homer in the fifth inning from 20-year-old Wander Franco as part of an electrifying major-league debut that had Tropicana Field rocking.

And even in extra innings, which have been vexing, as they wriggled their way out of a first-and-third-with-no-outs jam in the 10th.

But they didn’t have enough go right, and they did way too much wrong, losing again, 9-5 in 11 innings, extending a skid that is their longest in more than three years.

“We’re just kind of going through a slump lately and a lot of things aren’t going the way that we want them to go,” infielder Yandy Diaz said via team interpreter Manny Navarro.

The most egregious mistake was made by Diaz, who let a hard-hit ground ball go through his legs in what was a messy 11th inning by reliever Pete Fairbanks, scoring the first two of four Boston runs.

“Everything kind of unraveled,” manager Kevin Cash said. “Personally, I’m surprised that we were even in that ballgame at that point.

“We put ourselves behind. And then that inning just kind of speaks for itself. We didn’t make pitches. We didn’t make the plays behind them. And a team that’s playing well, like the Red Sox, they took advantage of it.”

The Rays had their problems on the mound, as Ryan Yarbrough had a brutal outing in a bulk role, allowing five runs over two innings, and Fairbanks was again not sharp.

They made mistakes on the bases, Diaz running into an out at third to end the second inning and pinch-runner Brett Phillips not running to third on what became a forceout in the 10th as Joey Wendle had been intentionally walked. “I’m not sure what happened with Philly,” Cash said. “I’m not sure if he forgot that they had walked Joey. I really don’t know.”

And they had another rough night at the plate, going 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position, including Randy Arozarena swinging at a 3-0 pitch and popping up to start the 10th. They failed twice more to score in extra innings despite the benefit of starting with a runner on second, extending their scoreless streak to six extra innings and eight of their last nine. No surprise, they are 3-9 in extra innings.

“We’ve gone a little quiet here as of late with guys in scoring position, and getting that big hit with extra-inning games,” Cash said.

“We’ve talked about it kind of over and over on this tough stretch that we’ve been on, that we’d like to somehow find a way to manufacture something, put a little bit more pressure on the opposition, but we’re just not doing it right now. l know we’re totally capable of it.

“But it does become frustrating day to day as we’re not getting it done.”

There was some good relief work, especially by Collin McHugh, and catcher Mike Zunino made a couple of good plays, but the only real highlight as the Rays dropped to 43-31 and 1½ games behind the Red Sox in the American League East was Franco.

The 20-year-old hit a three-run, game-tying homer, a double and a walk from an 0-2 count and played well at third base.

“Pretty electric player,” Cash said. “I wish we would have somehow got a win. Because it would have been in large part for his contributions.”

The way things are going for the Rays, even Franco’s dazzling debut wasn’t enough.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu Jun-24-21 07:57 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
232. "Shohei no HRs or hits yet this week vs the Giants"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

But he pitched a nice game yesterday vs Gausman which was a no decision for both.



6IP 1ER 9ks. The most surprising part is they had him throw 105 pitches to keep him in the lineup longer. Because they had him hit today with a short bench they ended up having to move a bunch of players around later --OF to catcher, Pitcher to OF, etc. It didnt necessarily ultimately lose them the game, but it didn't help

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Jun-27-21 04:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
233. "Almost hit for the cycle today (no single)"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

But he did walk..

His last at bat in top of the 9th was a hr

Here is a collection of tweets

https://twitter.com/mlbstats/status/1409237249716330497?s=21

https://twitter.com/goatani17/status/1409257113612783617?s=21

https://twitter.com/ajdavid22/status/1409256991734722562?s=21

https://twitter.com/bnicholsonsmith/status/1409248253946830861?s=21


https://twitter.com/joepompliano/status/1409253085235515400?s=21

https://twitter.com/nmhdogg33/status/1409249013073956864?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sun Jun-27-21 04:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
234. "Also how is this “only” 453 ft"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-homers-off-tropicana-field-catwalk

If this is 456
https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1386860077508857858?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Jun-28-21 07:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
235. "Ohtani HR #26 - 1st in the bronx "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mlb.com/amp/news/shohei-ohtani-hits-first-career-homer-at-yankee-stadium.html

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Tue Jun-29-21 08:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
236. "Two more Hrs tonight so far in the Bronx "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

will_5198
Charter member
61319 posts
Tue Jun-29-21 08:50 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
237. "Kyle Schwarber has 16 HR this month"
In response to Reply # 0


          

kind of crazy

--------

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed Jun-30-21 08:32 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
239. "Someone is going to stupidly pay him, I just hope it isn’t the Sox."
In response to Reply # 237
Wed Jun-30-21 08:33 PM by allStah

          

There are rumors circulating that the Sox might trade for him, since recent injuries
have hampered the Sox’ Offense.

With him, it’s either moon-ball or nothing. He is hitting .253 with a .336 OBP.
So even though he is on a HR tear right now, he isn’t all that great of a hitter.

However, due to pitchers no longer being allowed to use foreign substances
on baseballs, maybe he will turn into a complete hitter..



HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Fri Jul-02-21 08:10 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
244. "in 18 games!"
In response to Reply # 237


  

          


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jun-30-21 05:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
238. "Ohtani in the mound tonight vs the Yankees 2 HR lead"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

97 degree day in NYC that feels like 100+ with humidity.

Let’s see if he can add more to the story tonight. I imagine the leash won’t be super long

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Wed Jun-30-21 08:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
240. "The leash was, in fact, quite short LOL"
In response to Reply # 238


  

          

Sucks to see his hot streak flame out like that but it's kind of nice to see he's a bit human


Hopefully this doesn't stoke any premature "he's a pretty good pitcher but an all-time batter" talk and pressure Maddon


~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu Jul-01-21 12:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
242. "LOL it shouldve been."
In response to Reply # 240


  

          

>Sucks to see his hot streak flame out like that but it's kind
>of nice to see he's a bit human
>
>
>Hopefully this doesn't stoke any premature "he's a pretty good
>pitcher but an all-time batter" talk and pressure Maddon
>
>
>~~~~~~~~~
>"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
>http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
>Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz


I mean I'd argue it was longer than it needed to be last night as all 7 ERs were attributed to him. Maddon tried his best to get him out of the inning cause Ohtani has struggled early and they know he can pick it up.

Also, taking him out made them have to pinch hit a pitcher the rest of the long game so maddon tried to wait.

BUT LOL WTF....The Angels came back to win that game with a 7 inning ninth after 3 hours of delay and hammered Chapman for a Grand Slam to close the night.

i was looking fwd to see Ohtani back in the lineup after that -- but the game has already been rain postponed.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat Jul-03-21 08:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
248. "The best thing about Madddon now is he’s letting him play."
In response to Reply # 240


  

          

>Sucks to see his hot streak flame out like that but it's kind
>of nice to see he's a bit human
>
>
>Hopefully this doesn't stoke any premature "he's a pretty good
>pitcher but an all-time batter" talk and pressure Maddon
>


Seems like he enjoys Ohtani and knows he’s a gift to the game and wants to share him.
He’s letting him play both sides without restrictions, he’s fine with him in the HR derby, and he is advocating that Ohtani get to pitch and hit in the AS game.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

allStah
Member since Jun 21st 2014
5521 posts
Wed Jun-30-21 09:42 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
241. "The scoring has been ridiculous."
In response to Reply # 0
Wed Jun-30-21 10:00 PM by allStah

          

I guess the days of over/under 8.5 are dead....good damn football over and unders

Braves are up 20-2
Sox 10-1
Marlins 10-5
Milwaukee 15-7
Washington 15-6

Saw an over/under for a game today at 12!

HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Nodima
Member since Jul 30th 2008
14470 posts
Thu Jul-01-21 10:00 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
243. "Hilarious DeGrom game tonight"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Struggled to get out of the first, allowing 3 and briefly bumping his ERA over 1.00...

Then proceeded to go 7 innings and fan 14 without allowing another run, only for the Mets to lose 3-4 to the Braves as Seth Lugo falls apart against the heart of the order.


~~~~~~~~~
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/archive/contributor/517
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri Jul-02-21 10:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
245. "Guys, Ohtani just smashed his 30th HR a week before the AS break"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

I mean….

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat Jul-03-21 07:42 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
246. "Lol it got even better! Stolen base and a walkoff run…"
In response to Reply # 245
Sat Jul-03-21 08:07 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

My favorite part of his game is actually his speed. It shows what an absolute freak athlete he is.

https://www.mlb.com/angels/video/ohtani-s-key-steal-leads-to-win

He got walked rightfully walked in the bottom of the 9th after those two HRs—
But he stole second base (twice) cause on his first attempt Rendon tapped the catchers helmet and Ohtani got called back.

https://www.mlb.com/angels/video/ohtani-s-key-steal-leads-to-win
^^^the whole sequence with the SBs and the run are here


Here is a graph on the play— and some people are talking about what a trash throw it was— but how many guys in the league can put pressure on the RF like that?

https://twitter.com/JonMeoli/status/1411192824398336003?s=20


“He pretty much single-handedly beat us,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “Such a good player. I don’t know what to say. The guys got everything — the hottest hitter on the planet right now and it’s not just driving the ball, base hits. It’s deep home runs. You walk him, he’s going to steal second on you. It’s plus-plus speed, plus-plus power, and he’s locked in. It’s extremely challenging to face him. ... I mean, he’s one of the best players on the planet.”


-Shohei Ohtani now has 30 HR.

-Over the last 10 seasons, only 2 players have hit more in a season prior to the All-Star break: Chris Davis in 2013 (37) and Christian Yelich in 2019 (31).

-Shohei Ohtani has his third game with 2 HR & a stolen base. Nobody else in #Angels history has done that more than once.

-In A.L. history, only five players have more such games:
Alex Rodriguez (5)
Mickey Mantle (5)
Carl Yastrzemski (4)
Kirk Gibson (4)
Jose Bautista (4)

-Shohei Ohtani is the first player in #Angels history with 13 HR in a 15 game span.

According to @Stathead, the only other players in A.L. history to do so are:
Frank Howard - May 1968
Albert Belle - Sept. 1995
Alex Rodriguez - Apr. 2007
Nelson Cruz - July/Aug. 2019

-Shohei Ohtani
Last 50 AB's
.320/.404/1.060/1.464
16 hits - 15 XBH

1 - single
2 - doubles
1 - triple
11 - HR's

HR every 4.5 AB's


-Most home runs in a MLB season by a player born in Japan:

31 • Hideki Matsui (2004)
30 • SHOHEI OHTANI (2021)
28 • Hideki Matsui (2009)
25 • Hideki Matsui (2007)
23 • Hideki Matsui (2005)
22 • Shohei Ohtani (2018)


-Shohei Ohtani is the first player in AL history to reach 30 HR and 10 SB in his team's first 81 games of the season.

The only NL players to have done it are Sammy Sosa (1998) and Albert Pujols (2009).

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Sat Jul-03-21 08:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
247. "SPEED!"
In response to Reply # 246


  

          

https://twitter.com/dannyvietti/status/1411224051578662912?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Mon Jul-05-21 09:06 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
249. "Ho hum- another night another HR, up to #31"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Opens the lead to +4 on Vlad jr.
I mean let’s ignore the pitching for a second. He’s slugging at historic rates.
He’s not just leading the league in a down year, he’s on pace to chase all time slugging records.

First player selected (by fans) as a position player DH and by players as a Pitcher.

Gonna be in the HR derby in colorado.

They gotta win these last two series against the Red Sox and Seattle to close the week with Trout supposedly coming back after the break.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jul-07-21 09:07 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
250. "Ohtani pitched a solid game to get a W vs the Red Sox"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

7 IP
2 ER
Only 3 ks
but 0bb

He seems to pitch differently every game. Sometimes he uses the slider and curve more and sometimes he uses the splitter. Last night he rarely used the splitter as the out pitch cause there was often somebody on 2nd or 3rd and seems like he didnt want to risk a past ball. Showing control this game was a plus even if the strikouts were down.

Anyhow, getting that win vs a really good Boston Lineup is a good one to have under your belt.

He has solid stuff, but right now probably more of a #2-3 starter vs an Ace.

On the hitting side, he had two chances to put the game away with RISP (once with bases loaded) but came up empty both times. He hasn't hot the ball well this series, but it is a tough Boston team.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Wed Jul-07-21 07:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
251. "Ohtani hits #32– has taken Matsui’s crown for most Hrs"
In response to Reply # 0
Wed Jul-07-21 08:01 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

By a Japanese player. Still a half season to go

Most Importantly the angels won the series vs the red sox

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ThaTruth
Charter member
93651 posts
Wed Jul-07-21 10:32 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
252. "how are Tatis Jr & Guerrero Jr not in the HR derby?"
In response to Reply # 0


          

________________________________________
"Stay out the dark, cause if I catch you when the sun is down..."
https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu Jul-08-21 08:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
253. "Vlad Jr has done it before and Tatis is playing on a separated shoulder "
In response to Reply # 252


  

          

I’d give both of them a pass.

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu Jul-08-21 04:25 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
254. "HR Derby Seeding"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

https://boxscorenews.com/matchups-set-for-tmobile-home-run-derby-p161536-188.htm


Coors
+
Juiced Balls
+
No Humidor on Balls

= Fun

We should see a couple of 500ft blasts. All eyes will be on Shohei with no Vlad and Tatis. Will someone pull off the upset?

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Thu Jul-08-21 04:32 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
255. "Wanna read about Shohei's legendary power, sure you do"
In response to Reply # 254


  

          


pasted below for your paywall beating pleasure:
https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/31743889/everybody-jaw-dropped-shohei-ohtani-teammates-share-their-best-stories-legendary-power



Shohei Ohtani's major league career was barely a month old, by which point his prodigious power, and the epic rounds of batting practice it produced, was still mostly legend on this side of the globe. Then the Los Angeles Angels visited the Colorado Rockies on May 8, 2018. It was a partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon in the upper 60s, and the ball was jumping off Ohtani's bat as he navigated through a BP session at Coors Field, a famed playpen for the sport's best power hitters. Momentum began to build, a crowd continued to swell, each ball seemed to travel longer than the one before it -- and then Ohtani unleashed what some consider the longest home run in the history of the sport's most hitter-friendly ballpark.

The baseball was driven to right-center with backspin, clearing the bullpen, then the first section of seats, then the concourse, then the second deck, then the third, ultimately smashing into the railing that lines the first of two rooftop sections at Coors Field, a place few, if any, have ever ventured.

"Everybody's jaw dropped," Angels hitting instructor Paul Sorrento said.

"It was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen," said former teammate and current Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Kole Calhoun. "Ever."

Ohtani has barely taken batting practice on the field this year, opting to do most of his pregame hitting in indoor cages as a way to conserve energy for a full season as a two-way player. But those who spent time around him over these past three years believe his BP power displays are without precedent. And many of them have spent these past few weeks thinking back to that unforgettable home run as a preview of what's to come on Monday, when Ohtani headlines the Home Run Derby lineup from Coors Field.

"I'm saying it now: If you haven't seen him take BP, watch him in the Home Run Derby, because it's gonna be a show," Angels center fielder Mike Trout said. "He can hit, line to line, stupid power. To see him hit in Colorado, obviously with them balls, during the derby, it's gonna be must-see TV."

Ohtani still leads the majors with 5.3 FanGraphs wins above replacement. Through his first 81 games, he boasts a 3.49 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 67 innings as a pitcher and a .279/.364/.700 slash line with 12 stolen bases and a major league-leading 32 home runs in 330 plate appearances as a hitter. Before Ohtani, only five players had recorded at least one strikeout in a season when they accumulated 30-plus home runs. Nobody had more than four. In Babe Ruth's only season as a traditional two-way player, in 1919, he hit 29 home runs and struck out 30 batters, a total Ohtani has already almost tripled.

"There's not been one name mentioned, other than his, to compare Shohei to," Angels manager Joe Maddon said. "I think that just screams what this is all about. We all romanticize what it would have been like to watch Babe Ruth play. 'He pitched, really?' ... I mean you hear this stuff, and it's a larger-than-life thought or concept. Now we're living it, so don't underestimate what we're seeing. We always romanticize the past, and sometimes you miss what's going on right in front of your eyes."

The essence of what makes Ohtani so unique, what makes him unlike any player in Major League Baseball's prolonged history, exists in a macro sense. He throws hard, but plenty of others do too. His sprint speed is elite but certainly not unparalleled. His splitter acts as a devastating put-away pitch, but the game's best pitchers all featured at least one of those. He boasts an advanced feel in the batter's box, but others have been better. It's the combination of all those skills, on full display through the first three-plus months of this season, that place Ohtani in a class of his own.

But if there's a singular tool that sets him apart similarly, it's his power.

"I've been around a lot of good players, and I've never seen this," said Sorrento, who played into the late 1990s alongside the likes of Jim Thome, Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Edgar Martinez.

"He's probably one of the most explosive hitters I've ever seen," Calhoun, Trout's longtime throwing partner, said of Ohtani. "The way that he generates power by loading into his back hip as he's still going forward, the stretch that he gets and then being able to unleash that -- people can't do that consistently. At times, you'll see with a lot of hitters that homers come in bunches, and it comes and goes. But he's had it all year long, and it's repeatable."

Ohtani's home runs are an unmatched combination of loud and long and towering. His 14 home runs with a launch angle of 30 degrees or higher lead the majors. But so do his 15 home runs with an exit velocity of 110 mph or faster. And so do his 14 home runs traveling at least 425 feet.

And yet none of that compares to his batting practice.

Sorrento called those sessions "stupid." Matt Shoemaker, a former teammate and current pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, described it as "an absolute joke." Tommy La Stella, the San Francisco Giants infielder who is in his eighth major league season, said it's "the most power I've ever been around."

Angels starter Andrew Heaney cut through all of that.

"The ball f---ing flies," he said. "The only way to tell people is to just f---ing watch on Monday."

Everybody seems to be able to identify their favorite Ohtani homers.

For La Stella, Shoemaker and Jared Walsh, the Angels first baseman who will join Ohtani in the All-Star Game, they are the BP moon shots that cleared the center-field batter's eye at Target Field in Minneapolis, RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, California, and Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, respectively. For several other people with the Angels, they are the balls that Ohtani routinely hits into the tunnels that are tucked within the first section of Angel Stadium seats in deep right field -- in the area where Barry Bonds deposited a mesmerizing home run during the 2002 World Series.

For those who followed him in Japan, one moment sticks out above the rest: Nov. 13, 2016, during an exhibition game for the World Baseball Classic, when Ohtani hit a baseball so high and so far that it disappeared inside the Tokyo Dome roof. The ball is now displayed at the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, which resides within the stadium itself. It traveled an estimated 150 meters (492 feet) and was scored a ground-rule double.

In the United States, Ohtani's Coors Field homer has taken on a similar mythology.

Ohtani will return there for Monday's Home Run Derby, competing against Juan Soto, Joey Gallo, Trevor Story, Pete Alonso, Matt Olson, Trey Mancini and Salvador Perez in a timed, bracket-style competition (8 p.m. ET. on ESPN). It's a field loaded with power hitters, but many of those who have seen Ohtani up close consider him the prohibitive favorite -- and that home run, from 38 months ago, serves as principal validation.

Calhoun considered the trajectory, brought up how much harder the Home Run Derby baseballs will be and thought that if Ohtani could hit balls that hard down the right-field line, he might just clear Coors Field entirely next week, an unprecedented achievement.

Trout volunteered the same thought.

"I can't imagine, with these balls for the derby -- he might leave the stadium," Trout said. "I'm being serious."

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri Jul-09-21 09:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
256. "#33 —463 ft. Seattle announcers haven’t seen that before (video belo..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

This is the angels video:

https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/e9e97a78-27c6-42b2-bf69-0e96f1cc518e.mp4



I mean it’s so fun just watching this dude play every night. I started following baseball again. Unreal.

What if he’s roided to the gills? 😬

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri Jul-09-21 10:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
257. "RE: #33 —463 ft. Seattle announcers haven’t seen that before (video ..."
In response to Reply # 256


  

          

https://twitter.com/samblum3/status/1413696708626706437?s=21

https://twitter.com/ktvbsportsguy/status/1413698801328558082?s=21

https://twitter.com/sfutterman/status/1413698789555142660?s=21

https://twitter.com/mlb/status/1413695221876015111?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
ShawndmeSlanted
Member since Oct 30th 2004
42888 posts
Fri Jul-09-21 10:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
258. "This is one he hit through the Tokyo Dome roof"
In response to Reply # 257


  

          

https://twitter.com/cmasisak22/status/1413698727144050688?s=21

---
"though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Sat Jul-10-21 11:47 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
260. "LOL @ the look on the manager's face"
In response to Reply # 258


  

          

sheer amazement and completely baffled like, did this dude just did this?


<----- Long Live The King

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Castro
Charter member
49525 posts
Fri Jul-09-21 10:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
259. "The pitcher was like, 'AVERT AVERT' LOL"
In response to Reply # 256


  

          

------------------
One Hundred.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
40thStreetBlack
Charter member
26316 posts
Sat Jul-10-21 01:30 PM

Click to send private message to this author