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Thread: Game Thead: Twins@Yankees 7/14 12:05

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Facts have no place in a game thread.
    That's a fact.

    / Expect to hear from the kangaroo court shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Mild trolling in a game thread is condoned, when done deftly (Chief seems to always get a pass on those grounds). Falling for the troll... that earns you an eye-roll smiley face when Brock implements one.
    I'm a sucker for trolls... one look at my wife is good enough evidence of that.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    It would be a pretty sad rookie class if the ROY had a hard time getting his BA above the Mendoza line. I know Hicks is doing a lot better lately, but I think he'd really have to step it up to win that.
    Good reason to root for this outcome.

    Has anyone ever won ROY and Comeback Player of the Year in the same season? I'll have to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I'm a sucker for trolls... one look at my wife is good enough evidence of that.
    All right, folks. If you choose to take a swing at this hanging curve, at the very least, be kind.

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    Nice throw Thomas.

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    Can someone watching the game please decode this pbp:

    Z Almonte grounded into fielder's choice to center, I Suzuki safe at third on error by second baseman B Dozier

    FC to center? Grounded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Can someone watching the game please decode this pbp:

    Z Almonte grounded into fielder's choice to center, I Suzuki safe at third on error by second baseman B Dozier

    FC to center? Grounded?
    Runner on 1st, ground ball up the middle that looked like DP, Dozier goes to his right and the ball goes off his glove, rolls into CF. I'm sure it was scored E4, with "FC" the call for what should have been a force at 2B (can't assume the DP.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Mild trolling in a game thread is condoned, when done deftly (Chief seems to always get a pass on those grounds). Falling for the troll... that earns you an eye-roll smiley face when Brock implements one.
    I get a pass because I'm having a bad day...I woke up grumpy this morning.

    Should've just let her sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I get a pass because I'm having a bad century
    ftfy

    / because, you know, he's old

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    Ichiro doing his best Nishioka impression...

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    Wish we could play these Yankees all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    ftfy

    / because, you know, he's old
    Yeah, but the first 2 were gang-busters.

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    "Can't anybody here play this game??!?!??!?11?"

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    Also from the pbp:

    Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

    The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks you because you won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 07-14-2013 at 01:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Also from the pbp:

    Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

    The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks him because he won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.
    In this particular PA, I agree 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Also from the pbp:

    Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

    The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks him because he won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.
    TIL: Narratives are usually wrong, but people follow them anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    "Can't anybody here play this game??!?!??!?11?"
    What's six unearned run, among friends?

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    Gardy managing his tail off today.

    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Doumit with the little league 'run until they tag you' base running gaffe. It's been a great game otherwise, but holy crap is he lucky they're beating up on the yanks for a change. Would say something positive about gibson's day but don't want to ji... Wait, did that count as a mention of...ok, I'll just stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Gardy managing his tail off today.
    That blind squirrel still has his tail. Try again.

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