World Baseball Classic 2017

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Luckily for Team USA, there is a new rule in place for this World Baseball Classic that should help them on the mound. A new "pitcher pool" will let teams add new pitchers to the roster later on in the tournament, so Team USA could conceivably add someone like Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner late in the tourney for a boost, should they get that far. They already have, confirmed, Chris Archer, Danny Duffy, and Marcus Stroman — Scherzer was supposed to be the true ace of the staff — so a start or two from the likes of Kershaw and Bumgarner would go a long way, especially if they can time it using the pitcher pool. We’ll have to see if they try to get Kershaw for the whole thing now that Scherzer is out, as they’ll have to do something to make up for this loss.

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2017/1/10/14223056/max-scherzer-injury-world-baseball-classic-wbc

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:41 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...
one month passes...

See you at 4:30 a.m. EST.

Andy K, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:43 (three years ago) link

1-1 in the 8th

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 March 2017 12:42 (three years ago) link

on to the tenth

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 March 2017 13:25 (three years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6PlSe_WYAAZwk_.jpg:small

mookieproof, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:37 (three years ago) link

the standard is one Jewish grandparent? I heard that, somewhere.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:41 (three years ago) link

is it possible to watch these online? i have a legit mlb.com premium account + a non-legit password for some cable television channels

Karl Malone, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:30 (three years ago) link

I think the former is all you need.

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:54 (three years ago) link

yep

2 games predawn tom'w... i guess Cuba-Japan is the mustwatch

https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/schedule/

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 March 2017 22:31 (three years ago) link

dunno why taiwan vs israel is blacked out in Montreal (no game is ever blacked out here).

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:05 (three years ago) link

also, found this wikipedia gem: In terms of his religious identity, Pederson has described himself as "basically nothing."

baseball first nihilist?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:06 (three years ago) link

Cuba creeping back w/in 7-4

There are scholars wearing ties in the stands in Tokyo.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:09 (three years ago) link

http://tweet2gif.herokuapp.com/tmp/up6.gif

defending the bases-loaded bunt probably isn't a priority given limited national-team practice time

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:51 (three years ago) link

eric gagne just threw a scoreless inning for team canada (against the blue jays)

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:38 (three years ago) link

i caught part of the cuba/china game last night. china has a way to go.

can't decide what to watch today between:

yankees/canada
pirates/DR
oakland/italy
giants/puerto rico
royals/venezuela
dbags/mexico
twins/usa (good luck usa)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:59 (three years ago) link

some way to go.
a ways to go.
you know what i mean.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:59 (three years ago) link

dominican lineup vs. gerrit cole (well, for two innings) today is solid:

C. Santana, Cano, Machado, Bautista, Cruz, Marte, Segura, Polanco, Welington Castillo. SP: Wily Peralta.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:36 (three years ago) link

Jurickson Profar with the bonehead thrown out at 3rd 0 out

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 March 2017 05:09 (three years ago) link

we have a sal fasano sighting

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6grxY8XMAE_YEO.jpg:small

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:51 (three years ago) link

swallered Sicily

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:57 (three years ago) link

US down 2-0 to Colombia in the 5th inning. and zero hits so far. of course, they've been going up against Quintana up until now.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:20 (three years ago) link

'Murrica comes roaring back

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 March 2017 01:01 (three years ago) link

always love seein D Murphy hit into a DP

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 March 2017 01:11 (three years ago) link

it's a pleasure to watch arenado at 3B. dude has skills.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 March 2017 01:28 (three years ago) link

#FireLeyland!!!

Andy K, Saturday, 11 March 2017 02:08 (three years ago) link

tell me about it

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 March 2017 02:10 (three years ago) link

@JeffPassan
Jim Leyland walks into the press conference and, without prompting, says: "Now you know why I'm not managing anymore."

Andy K, Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:23 (three years ago) link

lol

yeah, he looked a bit nervous during the game!

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 March 2017 04:31 (three years ago) link

Hospital S(t)an Javier

Andy K, Saturday, 11 March 2017 22:42 (three years ago) link

@jay_jaffe
Drew Butera, apparently trying to win more playing time in KC by running over Sal Perez at home plate

Andy K, Sunday, 12 March 2017 00:30 (three years ago) link

RIP Miller Time

Andy K, Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:10 (three years ago) link

Jones, Rodney, Benoit, Miller: the Leyland Legacy

Andy K, Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:36 (three years ago) link

rare to see one catcher collide with another, let alone one on the same team! that's gonna be awkward

Karl Malone, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:23 (three years ago) link

play-by-play guy on that US-DR game was awful

"MAYBE THIS WAKES UP THE DOMINICANS!"

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 March 2017 15:55 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I had to mute that shit.

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:08 (three years ago) link

cuba v japan on tuesday!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:10 (three years ago) link

watched last 2 innings of Japan victory while on work phone meeting. which i am still on now.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:40 (three years ago) link

The Golden Plantain!

sometimes a banana is just a banana

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:24 (three years ago) link

as when Yadi hits, throws and pitch-frames for PR last night

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:32 (three years ago) link

Jansen should catch.

Andy K, Thursday, 16 March 2017 02:14 (three years ago) link

Jim Kaat, still with the 'productive outs' shtick at age 78

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 March 2017 02:17 (three years ago) link

machado just walked, and patiently held the bat in his hand as he began to walk up the first base line so that the batboy could grab it out of his hands instead of off of the ground. i don't get to watch machado that much stuff like that makes me like him a lot. who will stand up for the bat boys? manny machado will, if no one else

Karl Malone, Friday, 17 March 2017 05:16 (three years ago) link

how did that telecast of a 3-0 game run 4:17?

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:16 (three years ago) link

Cutch tossed for strike complaint

wasn't expecting to see this rate of ejections

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:06 (three years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7LA1zxU4AErtig.jpg

cutch otm

mookieproof, Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:10 (three years ago) link

USA won the electoral vote on that Crawford slide at third

(temporarily)

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 18 March 2017 05:19 (three years ago) link

adam jones with a fantastic play to rob a machado HR

Karl Malone, Sunday, 19 March 2017 05:00 (three years ago) link

the screaming blonde woman is a hilarious aspect of that adam jones catch highlight

Karl Malone, Sunday, 19 March 2017 05:40 (three years ago) link

saw the catch, missed the blonde

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 March 2017 14:09 (three years ago) link

Wlad the Impaler

Andy K, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 01:19 (three years ago) link

That was some amazing dumbshit baserunning in the 1st.

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:07 (three years ago) link

Anyone else's mlb.tv not loading for jackshit?

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:32 (three years ago) link

mine's alright

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:38 (three years ago) link

Mine's fine.

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:41 (three years ago) link

just before that pitch, the one where stanton hit into a double play, some doof in the audience yelled out "HOME RUN!" that doof is my dad. not actually my dad, but that is what my dad would do

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:45 (three years ago) link

i've heard your dad yelling 'get in the hole!' at countless golf tournaments

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:48 (three years ago) link

dear Jim Kaat,

please stfu

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:03 (three years ago) link

nice to see that McCutch swing again.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:23 (three years ago) link

kim kaat sure does know a lot about the ways of the Japanese and has spent a lot of time thinking about how they are different than the American ways

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:35 (three years ago) link

jim kaat

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:35 (three years ago) link

lol kim kaat

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:39 (three years ago) link

illegal stream playing wonderwall during commercial breaks right after the japan home run is the absolute worst. mlb.tv i blame you for this.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:07 (three years ago) link

Haha, same RENEGADE STREAM here. This YouTube flotsom in place of commercials is driving me nuts.

errant flynn, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:56 (three years ago) link

I did laugh at the Thomas the Train remix one.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:02 (three years ago) link

PR vs USA is a dream final.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:23 (three years ago) link

I can't root for any team Hosmer plays for.

"Wonderwall" sounds a lot better than that goddamn band going most of the night in Dodger Stadium.

Jim Kaat also sees Aaron as the US home run king "in my estimation." Take your estimation to the early-bird diner dinner.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:36 (three years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7je9GKXwAUv7vc.jpg

...

Andy K, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:33 (three years ago) link

i fell asleep reading that

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:34 (three years ago) link

kinda surprised that Real Americans haven't been calling out all the italian-americans who played for italy or jewish americans who played for israel etc. as traitors

https://twitter.com/nycguidovoice/status/802982411474636800 i guess

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:23 (three years ago) link

Posey resting. Huge mistake. He is Buster Posey.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 23 March 2017 01:12 (three years ago) link

stroman was pretty sassy out there

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:51 (three years ago) link

oh god did leyland actually make arenado bunt

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:54 (three years ago) link

well that is going to be hard to come back from.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:45 (three years ago) link

VHS, can you make the Giants thread this year?

(i also really hope you are voting in the Talking Heads poll)

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:57 (three years ago) link

Sure, and yes, I chose my #1 today.

Congrats americans of the board, it's well deserved after a difficult year and I'd ... wait is everyone sleeping already?

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 23 March 2017 05:01 (three years ago) link

i was rooting for PR

Karl Malone, Thursday, 23 March 2017 05:12 (three years ago) link

i assumed everyone else was too

Karl Malone, Thursday, 23 March 2017 05:12 (three years ago) link

i was rooting for the netherlands

honkbal 4eva

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 March 2017 05:20 (three years ago) link

i was sleeping

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:45 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

there will be no world baseball classic in 2021

mookieproof, Monday, 11 May 2020 17:02 (two weeks ago) link

dud

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 May 2020 17:10 (two weeks ago) link


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