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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:50 am

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Of all e stadiums I think Wrigley looks the weirdest without fans. I think it’s because I’ve probably seen more games in tv at wrigley than any other stadium.
For Cub fans of a certain age, Wrigley is just returning to its natural, pre-1984 condition.
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Post by mister d » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 am

When 85% of the fuckin' world was working and the other 15% went to Wrigley.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm

Giants/Padres game postponed. Giants player with positive Covid test.
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Post by A_B » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:43 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:30 pm
A_B wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:52 pm
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Fuck it, we're doing a playoff bubble!
I mean, not the Reds. But, sure, others.
This friggin' bullpen, man.
The. Worst.
Castillo said fuck you bullpen tonight. Thank goodness.
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Post by tennbengal » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:44 pm

That’s the road map. CG wins from every starter. Seems doable.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:14 pm

Well.

If I wasn’t under quarantine I probably wouldn’t have watched that.
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Post by Square Rob » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm

So we had some excitement yesterday. Starting Marlins pitcher in their second of the two-bill yesterday is one of my step-sons closest friends. He was making his debut, and did pretty damn well. Can confirm he’s a good kid (at least around us). Excellent gif following a gem play by his 3B:

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1305271896288702465

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Square Rob wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm
So we had some excitement yesterday. Starting Marlins pitcher in their second of the two-bill yesterday is one of my step-sons closest friends. He was making his debut, and did pretty damn well. Can confirm he’s a good kid (at least around us). Excellent gif following a gem play by his 3B:

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1305271896288702465
Everything about that is awesome.
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Post by Giff » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:38 pm

That's great! He looked like Rob Drydek right there.
Muh.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:19 pm

Who had the White Sox as the first AL team to clinch a playoff spot?
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Post by travzilla » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:44 am

So the Blue Jays have 1 comptent starter and the bullpen is entirely gassed. They are missing the playoffs.
I freaking love their lineup, and really hope they can sort out the pitching staff for next season.

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Post by degenerasian » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:13 am

The Blue Jays are going nowhere with their idiot manager. Why does Shaw keep hitting 3rd? Why is Gurriel hitting 7th? Why pull Stripling after 3.1 when leading in a doubleheader when the bullpen is gassed? When the Yankees were up 8-1 why pull the starter after 2 innings when you have coming up 6 games in 5 days. You are not coming back. The Yankees hit 20 home runs in a 3 game series, at least throw inside. At least pretend you're mad.
A Jays starter has not thrown a pitch in the 7th this year, and last year no Jays starter won 7 games. That's insane.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:37 pm

The big story from last night ... the Cubs clinched their sixth straight winning season. Before that, they had seven winning seasons from the time I was 7 until I was 49.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm

Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement as the Tigers' manager before their game, effective immediately. He was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Gardenhire cited the stress of this season and hasn't been feeling well since a bout of food poisoning, but there was also some squabbling earlier in the year that he wanted an extension, which he did not receive.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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Post by A_B » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:01 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement as the Tigers' manager before their game, effective immediately. He was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Gardenhire cited the stress of this season and hasn't been feeling well since a bout of food poisoning, but there was also some squabbling earlier in the year that he wanted an extension, which he did not receive.
Still weird with just ten or so games to go right?
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Post by tennbengal » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:05 pm

This season is back to being dead to me.

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Post by A_B » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:21 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:05 pm
This season is back to being dead to me.
Dammit bengal I thought we had an unspoken thing where neither of us mention anything and cross our fingers.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:01 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement as the Tigers' manager before their game, effective immediately. He was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Gardenhire cited the stress of this season and hasn't been feeling well since a bout of food poisoning, but there was also some squabbling earlier in the year that he wanted an extension, which he did not receive.
Still weird with just ten or so games to go right?
Yeah, I think that because he's old enough to not be worried about getting hired again and dealing with all the weirdness this season, he may have just said, "fuck it, I'm out."
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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Post by A_B » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:26 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 pm
A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:01 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement as the Tigers' manager before their game, effective immediately. He was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Gardenhire cited the stress of this season and hasn't been feeling well since a bout of food poisoning, but there was also some squabbling earlier in the year that he wanted an extension, which he did not receive.
Still weird with just ten or so games to go right?
Yeah, I think that because he's old enough to not be worried about getting hired again and dealing with all the weirdness this season, he may have just said, "fuck it, I'm out."
But that is not an old school baseball move. It’s weird. Wait til you get the slip in the locker.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:28 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:26 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 pm
A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:01 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement as the Tigers' manager before their game, effective immediately. He was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Gardenhire cited the stress of this season and hasn't been feeling well since a bout of food poisoning, but there was also some squabbling earlier in the year that he wanted an extension, which he did not receive.
Still weird with just ten or so games to go right?
Yeah, I think that because he's old enough to not be worried about getting hired again and dealing with all the weirdness this season, he may have just said, "fuck it, I'm out."
But that is not an old school baseball move. It’s weird. Wait til you get the slip in the locker.
A case could be made that being left as a lame duck was the slip in the locker.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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Post by A_B » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm

I suppose that’s fair. In a regular season I could see a guy opting out with 30 games or so left if management clearly said they were moving on.
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Post by mister d » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:25 pm

Could be him being a “good baseball man” and letting his guy get a look. Odds are McClendon has zero chance at the job if Gardenhire is let go in the offseason so this raises chances atleast a little.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:41 am

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Could be him being a “good baseball man” and letting his guy get a look. Odds are McClendon has zero chance at the job if Gardenhire is let go in the offseason so this raises chances atleast a little.
McClendon has been on the Tigers' staff for 12 years since Leyland took over in 2006. I think they know what (little) McClendon has to offer.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:41 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:21 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:05 pm
This season is back to being dead to me.
Dammit bengal I thought we had an unspoken thing where neither of us mention anything and cross our fingers.
The Suarez HR just now in the 6th to give the Reds the lead revived the season for me. For now.

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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:52 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:41 pm
A_B wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:21 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:05 pm
This season is back to being dead to me.
Dammit bengal I thought we had an unspoken thing where neither of us mention anything and cross our fingers.
The Suarez HR just now in the 6th to give the Reds the lead revived the season for me. For now.
Working out of the jam in top 7 made it move.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:56 pm

Didn't he have cancer? And has diabetes? Seems like definite comorbidities to me.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:26 pm

MOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEE

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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:35 pm

tennbengal wrote:
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MOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEE
We may need a separate thread
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:43 pm

A_B wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:35 pm
tennbengal wrote:
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MOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEE
We may need a separate thread
Nope! We get to have this and share!

First time over .500 since May of 2017!

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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:02 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:43 pm
A_B wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:35 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:26 pm
MOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEE
We may need a separate thread
Nope! We get to have this and share!

First time over .500 since May of 2017!
That game was so key.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:17 pm

For damn sure. Especially if Royals can hang on over St. Louis.

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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:28 pm

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For damn sure. Especially if Royals can hang on over St. Louis.
Just checked score. Fingers crossed.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Trevor Bauer, on 3 days rest in a game that is crucial to the Reds trying to make the playoffs, has turned in a performance that ought to get him the Cy Young.

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Post by A_B » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Trevor Bauer, on 3 days rest in a game that is crucial to the Reds trying to make the playoffs, has turned in a performance that ought to get him the Cy Young.
He’s under 100 pitches and I’m afraid they will trot him back out but I hope they don’t because they may need him Sunday!

That said it was a nice late season push moment you are right about that.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:59 pm

That effort in the 6th with runners at 1st and 3rd and no one out to strike the 2-3-4 hitters for Milwaukee was a good as I have seen from a Reds pitcher in clutch spot in a long, long time. Since vintage Cueto, at least.

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Post by mister d » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Usually I think it’s horseshit if a team overuses a contract year pitcher (even if the pitcher is willing) but we’ll make an exception here.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:24 pm

He asked to go tonight. He wanted the ball on 3 days rest.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:00 am

A pitcher can pitch into the 7th? What? 3 days rest?

These are foreign concepts to the Blue Jays
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Post by Square Rob » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:09 am

I’m still highly annoyed neither AB nor TB rose to my Twitter bait during the Thom B scandal.

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Post by A_B » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:07 am

Square Rob wrote:
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I’m still highly annoyed neither AB nor TB rose to my Twitter bait during the Thom B scandal.
You don't tweet enough to show up I guess!
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