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Happy Opening Day!

Anyone else gonna be watching?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:19 (two months ago) Permalink

god, i wish. i watched a ton of baseball the last 2 years, "working" from home. now, as a working 9-5 stiff, i am pissed that opening day is entirely made up of afternoon games on a thursday

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh shoot, I meant season opener. This season is scheduled to begin on the EXOTIC island nation of Japon in a mere 3 hours. ESPN/MLB.TV will be airing it live.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:29 (two months ago) Permalink

oh dang, i forgot about that!

i will be missing it, unless this night goes even more toward the gutter than it already has

but i hope ichiro does well.

and also...that reminds me - is he going to retire after this opening series?

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:33 (two months ago) Permalink

i haven't heard that from anywhere, but it just kind of makes sense

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:36 (two months ago) Permalink

I would imagine so. He only played a handful of games last season.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:37 (two months ago) Permalink

next time let me know when the season starts

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Welp doc, it's definitely not a pitcher's duel lol.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:10 (two months ago) Permalink

ESPN crew pronouncing Haniger's name incorrectly.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:13 (two months ago) Permalink

There were crazy amount of homers in this game.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Tokyo Dome has very similar dimensions to Tropicana Field that has normalized air pressure system making it a slight hitter's park with a tendency to produce more homers than the average NPB stadium.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I just lurk here but I'm really happy baseball's back.

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:36 (two months ago) Permalink

the one with the rays did some very impressive things in the appy league last year

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 20:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Ryne Harper turns 30 on Wednesday. This was the first big-league camp of his career. He made it to the big leagues with Seattle for 3 days in 2017 but never played. Was up in Boston and Denver. Rocco Baldelli was very happy to inform him about 40 minutes ago.

— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) March 25, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 25 March 2019 20:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Teams that enter the 2019 season with faith and hope: Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Indians, Twins, Astros, Athletics, Angels, Nationals, Phillies, Mets, Braves, Cubs, Cardinals, Brewers, Reds, Pirates, Dodgers, Rockies, Padres, Diamondbacks

Teams that enter 2019 without faith and hope: Blue Jays, Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Royals, Rangers, Mariners, Marlins, Giants


Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 02:45 (two months ago) Permalink

seems over-positive

i can see why the reds and padres are optimistic, but i don't think they're really going to contend. nor do i have much faith/hope in the angels/pirates/diamondbacks

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 03:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I can confirm that, at the team level, we have little faith and less hope.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 04:14 (two months ago) Permalink

i think the padres have a chance of contending if all of their young hotshot players are good sooner than expected. the reds should be feeling better about the direction they're moving in but it doesn't seem likely that they're going to be the team to win the NL central. i agree about the angels, pirates, and diamondbacks.

na (NA), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Source: Fernando Tatis Jr. will be on the Padres’ Opening Day roster. If any GM was going to do something like this, A.J. Preller seemed like the one.

— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) March 27, 2019

Andy K, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:28 (two months ago) Permalink

padres are gonna be v. interesting! i am excited to see chris paddack, who has a) *very* little experience b) absolutely *insane* numbers

in 177.2 minor league innings he's had 230 K, 20 BB, .805 WHIP; this spring training it was 20 K and 2 BB in 12.2 IP

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

The White Sox confirmed Tuesday what a $43 million contract seemed to signal: Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues.



Andy K, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:54 (two months ago) Permalink

angels' opening day left fielder is apparently . . . peter bourjos. he is .229/.284/.372 over the last four seasons

padres made a waiver claim on (former d-backs) outfielder socrates brito; they don't actually need another outfielder and it is being surmised that they claimed him just to fuck over the d-backs' depth after souza's injury

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:32 (two months ago) Permalink

i enjoyed these, especially the jim thome one


maura, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

6 HRs in Brewers/Cards so far, including one by Jhoulys Chacin (lmao)

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:21 (two months ago) Permalink

who needs a DH?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:24 (two months ago) Permalink

you could make a solid rotation out of all the Milwaukee SPs who have hurt themselves running the bases over the last five years

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:27 (two months ago) Permalink

lorenzo cain did the torii

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

that was a pretty nice opening day game

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

The Rangers TV crew has zero personality.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:39 (two months ago) Permalink

dodgers hit 8 homers on opening day. if this is van scoyoc's doing, i'm all in.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

no personality would be an improvement on the pirates tv crew

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Briefly had the urge to get MLB The Show 19 until I looked up what a PS4 Pro costs.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m really liking it. But I’ve only played about 6 hours of it.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:35 (two months ago) Permalink


Karl Malone, Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:48 (two months ago) Permalink

did i already complain about opening day taking place during the afternoon of a weekday? sure was fun to read the boxscore of my favorite team's game after it was over

Karl Malone, Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:49 (two months ago) Permalink

It's just hard to drop $400 + the game when I already have an XBox and only play one or two games a year.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:56 (two months ago) Permalink

if the Indians score more than zero runs per game this year I will be surprised

brownie, Friday, 29 March 2019 00:22 (two months ago) Permalink

the day after opening day is always such a buzzkill

na (NA), Friday, 29 March 2019 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink

was hoping royals/white sox would get rained out yesterday so we'd have a day game today

mookieproof, Friday, 29 March 2019 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

That’s really cool.

There’s a great track on The Show 19 by High Tatras. They’ve only released one EP and info on them on the internet is very scarce. I assume the band either know someone at SDS or someone there is a fan of super unknown indie music. Anyway, I can’t find the track from The Show 19 anywhere.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Friday, 29 March 2019 16:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Seems weird to play on Thursday and then not play on a Friday night.

earlnash, Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:23 (two months ago) Permalink

interesting name, interesting pitching profile


johnny crunch, Saturday, 30 March 2019 01:25 (two months ago) Permalink

3 HRs for goldschmidt, and hopefully a chance for 4 in the 9th. the lone out he made tonight was a screaming line drive to deep center at 108 mph EV

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:15 (two months ago) Permalink

that's like as many HRs as he hit in the first 2 months last season.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:50 (two months ago) Permalink

spurred by st louis-style bagels

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 March 2019 04:35 (two months ago) Permalink

bagel bites?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 March 2019 05:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't believe it at first, but when the Padres won on opening day, it was the first time they were over .500 since June 8, 2015.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 30 March 2019 05:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Holy shit. Through the stomach and back.

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Monday, 10 June 2019 03:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Madbum <3

MadBum reflects on his back-and-forth with Muncy pic.twitter.com/xt5YjzEQGm

— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) June 10, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 10 June 2019 03:38 (one week ago) Permalink

According to Leo López, who works as David Ortiz’s assistant and press representative, his last surgery ended at 3:30am and he’ll remain in intensive care for the next 24 hours. López said doctors had to remove Ortiz’s gallbladder and control bleeding from his liver and bowel.

— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 10, 2019

Andy K, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:36 (one week ago) Permalink

that looked like a hit. vid of the shooting is out there – as are many vids of the shooter getting the shit kicked out of him. this is crazy.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 10 June 2019 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

it's pretty insane, i'm glad he's gonna be okay. the suspect was allegedly involved in the drug business, which makes me wonder if Papi's been outspoken against the drug trade down there in a way that would make him a target. or if this was a case of really unfortunate mistaken identity, which seems very unlikely.

omar little, Monday, 10 June 2019 15:49 (one week ago) Permalink

my guess was that someone decided to shake the guy down at some point and Ortiz wouldn't pay. (total stab in the dark)

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

the video of the shooting is very odd. i can't imagine that it was contractual/professional bcuz papi quite easily could've been killed by a better or... more motivated shooter? the guy could've just walked up and shot him in the head or shot him more than once in the torso etc... i find the whole thing pretty puzzling. you guys are better ppl than me too bcuz my first thought is that he's secretly got his hands in drugs or w/e... my mind went to that recent hanley ramirez scandal

J0rdan S., Monday, 10 June 2019 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

secretly got his hands in drugs

secret until that 2003 test

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 10 June 2019 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

J0rdan otm id think if you wanted to kill a dude with one shot you’d definitely not aim for the lower back.

omar little, Monday, 10 June 2019 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Joe Musgrove and Josh Donaldson compare Travis Bickle impersonations, benches empty but it's just shoving, both players get tossed, Clint Hurdle rightfully loses his mind.

WmC, Monday, 10 June 2019 23:47 (one week ago) Permalink

god bless clint hurdle for still caring

mookieproof, Monday, 10 June 2019 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink


WmC, Monday, 10 June 2019 23:50 (one week ago) Permalink

how about those . . . rangers

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:50 (five days ago) Permalink

I can no longer tell which teams are good. In the AL there are a handful of super teams dominating a bunch of teams that are tanking. In the NL, only the dodgers have a winning % above .567, but I think that’s because the overall quality of competition is higher.

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:57 (five days ago) Permalink

HOU/MIN/NYY/TB appear to be locks in the AL, leaving BOS/CLE to fight for the second wild card. fangraphs, at least, gives no one else over 8% to make it despite BOS/CLE's underwhelming performances so far

so yeah, only four good teams, and just as many putrid ones

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:09 (five days ago) Permalink

so is Texas any good, or are they just one of the few truly mediocre teams in the middle, benefiting from some extremely weak competition? i'm assuming mostly the latter

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:11 (five days ago) Permalink

Houston & Yanks both scare me because they will be at full strength in the 2nd half and they've done way above expectations fielding lineups that are blowing away expectations.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:12 (five days ago) Permalink

also, they can afford to add elite players during the trade deadline

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:15 (five days ago) Permalink

Indians have lost four starters in their pitching rotation and their bats have been missed in this lineup.

brownie, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:35 (five days ago) Permalink

i don't know what the astros need. yordan alvarez isn't even their top outfield prospect

(i guess everyone needs more relievers for the playoffs, but they already have a good pen, as do the yankees of course)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:37 (five days ago) Permalink

whole lotta intentional HBP nonsense in this cubs-rockies series

na (NA), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:53 (five days ago) Permalink

Early ROY hopeful Chris Paddack sent to local-A affiliate after getting roughed up in 4 out of last 5 starts.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 23:25 (five days ago) Permalink

Alonso ftw

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 23:28 (five days ago) Permalink

i like the paddack move, he's been flailing and this lets them deal with some of the innings restrictions in the middle of the season instead of at the end

na (NA), Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:09 (four days ago) Permalink


Six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

Other suspects also were being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.

"At this moment, they are being interrogated, and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened," chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez said.

"Nobody involved in this lamentable episode will remain in impunity, not even the material or intellectual author" of the crime, he said.

Authorities have declined to give a motive for the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar Sunday night.

Among the suspects in custody is the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as Rolfy Ferreyra, aka Sandy.

Police Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said the alleged coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the shooting. He said the alleged coordinator also is in custody.

Among the other suspects still at large were Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, aka The Surgeon, as well as a woman known as The Venezuelan, or Red, and two other men, prosecutors said in a statement.

this is an extremely weird story that will maybe get weirder and it's still nowhere near the weirdest case of gun crime involving a Boston superstar athlete in recent years.

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:27 (four days ago) Permalink

Latest bids for .400 since TW--which, except for Brett in 1980, weren't all that late.


clemenza, Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:27 (four days ago) Permalink

Pete O’Brien, CLE (.260)

Yikes, talk about ice-cold:

Apr: .400/.462/.575
May: .219/.317/.400
Jun: .258/.396/.404
Jul: .277/.392/.327
Aug: .205/.255/.250
Sep: .220/.311/.297
Oct: .000/.000/.000

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:03 (four days ago) Permalink

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the suspects being sought in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz is believed to be the same man who's wanted by Pennsylvania authorities on a charge of attempted homicide.

Luis Rivas-Clase, 31, is charged in an April 2018 shooting in Reading. The victim, who was shot in the lower back, told authorities that Rivas-Clase threatened to have him killed a few days before the shooting, according to the Berks County sheriff's office.

this is a really inefficient m.o. imo

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Dang, John Olerud through August 2nd!


timellison, Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:06 (four days ago) Permalink

If he played today, i’m positive he’d be in the hall of fame.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 14 June 2019 00:02 (three days ago) Permalink

he was a hell of a ballplayer but it’s tough to make the hall as a 1B

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2019 00:07 (three days ago) Permalink

xp why do you think he’d be a hall of famer if he played today? More appreciation for his skill set?

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 June 2019 00:16 (three days ago) Permalink

FWIW, Pujols, Cabrera, Palmeiro, Helton, Votto, McGwire, and Keith Hernandez have higher JAWS than Olerud among 1B. He's ranked higher than Giambi, Will Clark, David Ortiz, and McGriff. Pretty heavy position but he's a worthy player.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 00:24 (three days ago) Permalink

If you are not winning as much, you got to get exotic on the bobblehead promos.


earlnash, Friday, 14 June 2019 00:24 (three days ago) Permalink

xp I think you guys are maybe confusing him with another guy who was also a Met, also wore a helmet in the field?

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 14 June 2019 00:28 (three days ago) Permalink

There’s a Joe Shmoe bobblehead that didn’t materialize

It probably didn’t have enough of that, EarlNash

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Friday, 14 June 2019 00:31 (three days ago) Permalink

My God, Michael Milken is still making his annual prostate-cancer tour of broadcast booths, no one pointing out he's a fucking crook.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 June 2019 23:46 (three days ago) Permalink

Edwin to the damn Yanks.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:25 (yesterday) Permalink

The Boss would have approved.

earlnash, Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:15 (yesterday) Permalink

21 hits, 17 runs and they're in the top of the third in colorado

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:45 (yesterday) Permalink

blackmon has a chance to be the first player with 4 hits in 4 straight games since 1925. he already as 2 hits, through 3 innings

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:04 (yesterday) Permalink

White Sox broadcast team punched in actual rim-shot fx today, like a good morning radio crew

("You never want to go to a restaurant and find out they're Ottavino")

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:33 (yesterday) Permalink

this Rockies and Padres series has been nuts

brownie, Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:34 (yesterday) Permalink

xp I think I maybe prefer this to a pitch clock or whatever else...a little sad trombone for the booted ball, whistling wind on a swinging K

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:36 (yesterday) Permalink

blackmon got stuck on three hits, but the 91 runs the padres + rockies scored was the most in a four-game series since 1900

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:55 (yesterday) Permalink

wait, make that 92 i guess

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:56 (yesterday) Permalink

Charlie Blackmon's home-road split going into today:

Home: .450/.504/.982
Away: .233/.272/.357

I don't think even Vinny Castilla and Dante Bichette were ever that extreme.

clemenza, Monday, 17 June 2019 04:38 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

For his career he’s

home: .350/.409./591
away: .260/.313/.425

Basically rookie year Albert Pujols vs 2019 Albert Pujols.

omar little, Monday, 17 June 2019 05:43 (eleven hours ago) Permalink

Or to put it another away, looking at this season:

The gap between the single-season unadjusted OPS record (Bonds, 1.427) and Mario Mendoza's worst season of the four where he played semi-regularly (0.466) is 0.961.

The gap between Blackmon at home this year (1.486) and Blackmon on the road (o.629) is about 100 points less (0.857).

Charlie Blackmon this year is more or less PED-Superman Barry Bonds at home and Mario Mendoza at his worst on the road.

clemenza, Monday, 17 June 2019 11:48 (five hours ago) Permalink

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