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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:07 am

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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:28 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:18 pm
... Sadly, I've had to change my signature.
:D Not starting with '01' is something. Let's hope they don't have to add another placard again.
None of us be around to see it...🐐🙈
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Good point.

GoCubsGo . . . in our lifetimes.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:13 pm
👍👍
Not bad, 2nd in the Central and National by just 1.5. Good luck.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:28 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:28 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:18 pm
... Sadly, I've had to change my signature.
:D Not starting with '01' is something. Let's hope they don't have to add another placard again.
None of us be around to see it...🐐🙈
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Good point.

GoCubsGo . . . in our lifetimes.
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:13 pm
👍👍
Not bad, 2nd in the Central and National by just 1.5. Good luck.
Good team this year, not the magic of 2016 but could do it again.
Last year we overachieved.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:00 pm


Great catch.

I watched a lot of Braves baseball in the 90s. My favourite catch was Otis Nixon climbing the wall


https://youtu.be/WSHzGtPx8zo
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:10 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Great catch.

I watched a lot of Braves baseball in the 90s. My favourite catch was Otis Nixon climbing the wall

https://youtu.be/WSHzGtPx8zo
Wow! I'm estimating around 13 feet.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:29 am

Minor-league team makes the impossible possible thanks to wild rule

Minor league baseball’s new extra-inning rules have led to a series of wild firsts in professional baseball. In some instances, they’ve even proven to make the previously impossible possible....

Until now, there was simply no way a full half-inning consisting of three outs could be completed on just two pitches....

Under the extra-inning rules, each half inning beyond regulation is started with a runner on second base. The runner is either the ninth batter due to bat in the current inning, or a pinch-runner if the batting team so chooses.

That’s how the inning in question started Friday. Rome pitcher Hayden Deal was tasked with recording three outs without letting the runner stationed at second base score. On the first pitch of the inning, West Virginia’s Calvin Mitchell hit a line drive to second baseman Derian Cruz, who then stepped on second base to double off Oneil Cruz. The next hitter, Deon Stafford, lined the next pitch to third baseman Marcos Almonte to end the inning.

Just like that, the fastest half-inning we’ve ever seen was over. The time from first pitch delivery to the final out being caught was 39 seconds.

Making the situation even better for Deal? His teammates managed to knock their runner home from second base in the bottom half of the inning, giving him the victory in their 4-3 win.

Maybe it’s not quite as cool as a pitcher winning a game without a throwing a pitch, which has happened in MLB. But it’s still different and awesome.

On its own, a two-pitch inning is pretty crazy. When you combine it with the other incredible outcome related to the extra-inning rule from earlier this week, we may have reached baseball’s version of the Twilight Zone.

The Tampa Tarpons, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees, pitched a no-hit, no-walk game against the Clearwater Threshers, a Philadelphia Phillies affiliate, and still lost. That’s because the runner placed at second base came around on an error and fielder’s choice....
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Good team this year, not the magic of 2016 but could do it again.
Last year we overachieved.
Leading the division and getting close to locking up at least a Wildcard slot. Good luck.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Good team this year, not the magic of 2016 but could do it again.
Last year we overachieved.
Leading the division and getting close to locking up at least a Wildcard slot. Good luck.
The weather has been brutal on them, 23 straight games scheduled from previous rainouts, two more rainouts this weekend. Maddon in has been pretty awesome.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 pm
The weather has been brutal on them, 23 straight games scheduled from previous rainouts, two more rainouts this weekend. Maddon in has been pretty awesome.
The As and the Cubs will play a 7-game Series, and the As will win by a run in extra innings. You heard it here first.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:53 pm

https://youtu.be/2rdyuCsluZU

Pitcher hits batter, catcher and umpire on a single pitch, 2 starts in a row.
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Unread post by O Really » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Around here, there's only one team - it's as if the other teams in the league don't even play. And it's worse since they clinched the division.

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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:17 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:53 pm
https://youtu.be/2rdyuCsluZU

Pitcher hits batter, catcher and umpire on a single pitch, 2 starts in a row.
Wow, I now believe the magic bullet theory.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 pm
The weather has been brutal on them, 23 straight games scheduled from previous rainouts, two more rainouts this weekend. Maddon in has been pretty awesome.
The As and the Cubs will play a 7-game Series, and the As will win by a run in extra innings. You heard it here first.
Never say never, especially in baseball ⚾playoffs. Regular season records mean less than any other sport. That said, the A's gotta beat the Yankees, Sox and (probably) Astros. That is some seriously tough sledding.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:49 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Never say never,

The Lions are slaughtering the Patriots.

especially in baseball ⚾playoffs. Regular season records mean less than any other sport. That said, the A's gotta beat the Yankees, Sox and (probably) Astros. That is some seriously tough sledding.

That's why my Vegas bet is gonna make me rich. ;)
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:52 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Vrede too wrote:
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Leading the division and getting close to locking up at least a Wildcard slot. Good luck.
The weather has been brutal on them, 23 straight games scheduled from previous rainouts, two more rainouts this weekend. Maddon in has been pretty awesome.
Congrats! Locked up the Wildcard slot. Now, gotta hold off storming Milwaukee for the National League Central division title . . . or add a set of numbers to Eamus Catuli~AC 000101 for beating the LA Dodgers or St. Louis in the play-in game.


CC Sabathia (Yankees) costs himself $500K by getting ejected

That's an expensive retaliatory pitch. Maybe his teammates will kick in to cover some of it.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm

162 games and a tie for first. Now they gotta play a 163rd for the division. Winner gets home field for the playoffs, loser plays the wild card and gets no home field. Yeesh.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm
162 games and a tie for first. Now they gotta play a 163rd for the division. Winner gets home field for the playoffs, loser plays the wild card and gets no home field. Yeesh.
Wait, the loser will still have the best wild card record. Doesn't it at least get the play-in game at home?

Even worse, it could be Eamus Catuli~AC 010202
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:20 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:52 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm
162 games and a tie for first. Now they gotta play a 163rd for the division. Winner gets home field for the playoffs, loser plays the wild card and gets no home field. Yeesh.
Wait, the loser will still have the best wild card record. Doesn't it at least get the play-in game at home?

Even worse, it could be Eamus Catuli~AC 010202
Yep, loser hosts the wild card game.
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Re: Baseball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Yep, loser hosts the wild card game.
Misery loves company:

Dodgers, Rockies both win, forcing NL West tiebreaker

Loser hits the road for the wild card game.

Go Cubs! Go As!

Go Rockies (in case Milwaukee wins).
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