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Happy Opening Day!

Anyone else gonna be watching?

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

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

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

ESPN crew pronouncing Haniger's name incorrectly.

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

There were crazy amount of homers in this game.

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

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

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:36 (one month 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 (four weeks 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 (three weeks 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

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/03/mlb-faith-and-hope-report-2019.html

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 02:45 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 04:14 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-eloy-jimenez-opening-day-roster-20190326-story.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeIQ92Azn4

Andy K, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:54 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2wzdKHX0AAVGfs.jpg:small

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i enjoyed these, especially the jim thome one

http://youtu.be/MEjD17Q7stA

maura, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

who needs a DH?

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

lorenzo cain did the torii

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that was a pretty nice opening day game

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Rangers TV crew has zero personality.

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

no personality would be an improvement on the pirates tv crew

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:51 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

same

Karl Malone, Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:48 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the day after opening day is always such a buzzkill

na (NA), Friday, 29 March 2019 15:32 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

earlnash, Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

interesting name, interesting pitching profile

https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2019/3/29/18286586/nick-margevicius-san-diego-padres-starter-velocity-fastball-curveball

johnny crunch, Saturday, 30 March 2019 01:25 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

spurred by st louis-style bagels

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 March 2019 04:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

bagel bites?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 March 2019 05:21 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

@jjcoop36
I can also no longer rationalize a world where Randall Grichuk's contract extension is for less years and more money than Ozzie Albies.

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

It's typical that agents criticize competitors' deals. But I've now heard from executives, players, analytics people, development side and scouts who are saying the same thing: The Ozzie Albies extension might be the worst contract ever for a player. And this is not hyperbole.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 11, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I went to Cot's Baseball Contracts and Ozzie doesn't have an agent listed, so I don't know who to be mad at.

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:54 (one week ago) Permalink

wouldn't he have made more money through the arbitration process, even? holy shit that's bad

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:56 (one week ago) Permalink

saw someone saying that if you're an agent and your client (or his family) insists on signing a deal like this, the only honorable thing to do is resign

also that, as we know from things like david wright's contract, the teams hedge on deals by taking out insurance -- and maybe that's something the union should do for its young members, on the other side, as they await arbitration and free agency

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 April 2019 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

if the going rate is still ~9M/WAR, then he will "earn" the entire $35 million with one year similar to his 2018.

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 April 2019 23:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Jose Ramirez is this year's Paul Goldschmidt.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 April 2019 01:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Khris Davis: has anyone ever had 9 HR by April 11?

clemenza, Friday, 12 April 2019 02:54 (one week ago) Permalink

can't find that: April record is 14

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 April 2019 11:47 (one week ago) Permalink

the wind is blowing out at wrigley

mookieproof, Friday, 12 April 2019 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink

i was at the game today and the two contreras HRs out of the park and the rizzo HR to the top of the bleachers were all pretty impressive

na (NA), Friday, 12 April 2019 21:43 (one week ago) Permalink

10th for Davis, April 12th. Some comparisons:

Bonds, 2001 - 2
McGwire, 1998 - 4 (hit three the next day)
Sosa, 1998 - 2

Maris and Ruth started their seasons much later--they had 1 between them.

Khris Davis isn't good enough for me to want to root for him to break a major record. (Excuse tortured syntax.) And probably not good enough to sustain this anyway, I don't think. If he challenges .247 again, that I'd get caught up in.

clemenza, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:15 (one week ago) Permalink

otm. also he probably doesn't have many games left against the orioles

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:18 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah Davis is an edge case, he opened the season a week before the rest of league for what should have been exhibition games in Tokyo.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 05:29 (one week ago) Permalink

the other Chris Davis pinch-hit in the 9th tonight and lined out to end it.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Rox at Giants is going to the 14th, and I swear a shot of the scoreboard just now included its message "GAYLORD PERRY IS LEAVING AT 11:30"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:30 (one week ago) Permalink

16th, and we have Weird Baseball (midnight local time)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 April 2019 07:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Morning update: giants win, 3-2 in 18 innings

cue Ernie Banks saying “let’s play two!”

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 13 April 2019 13:33 (one week ago) Permalink

It was a fireworks night as well, much to the surprise of folks in the neighborhood around 2am.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

real pitchers duel in the bronx today between . . . cc and ivan nova

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Mets-Braves is about 1:10 in and it's the bottom of the 2nd.

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Sunday, 14 April 2019 00:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Mets' RS/RA (88/83) is nearly identical to the notorious Cubs (86/83) despite the disparity in W-L.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 April 2019 12:54 (one week ago) Permalink

the rockies are batting .203/.263/.313 as a team and have hit the same number of homers as cody bellinger

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 April 2019 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

That long-fabled Corey Kluber collapse may be upon us...then again he does usually struggle in April

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:21 (one week ago) Permalink

daniel palka is hot on chris davis’ heels: 0-for-28 with 13 K

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:49 (one week ago) Permalink

ouch ouch ouch

Yu Darvish throws the most devastating fastball of his career. pic.twitter.com/sicvVLhnUL

— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:44 (five days ago) Permalink

That was definitely faster than the ball that hit Bellinger. But Bellinger’s hit still felt nastier.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:57 (five days ago) Permalink

Did Bellinger's also ricochet off the catcher and the ump, leaving a trail of buckled-over wincing men?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:59 (five days ago) Permalink

It’s scarier, for sure. The actual impact to
Brinson doesn’t look as painful, though.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:02 (five days ago) Permalink

Cody Bellinger gets drilled in the knee. That didn't look too good #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/65ehdDXzWn

— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) April 16, 2019

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:09 (five days ago) Permalink

KM: What's "whoosh" in ILX-speak?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:34 (five days ago) Permalink

xxp is notable as Albert says for taking out 3 (!) ppl!

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:08 (five days ago) Permalink

I was reacting to the “ouch.” Definitely notable for other reasons that I didn’t touch on, though.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:16 (four days ago) Permalink

i kind of forgot that keuchel and kimbrel are both still free agents

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 April 2019 17:39 (two days ago) Permalink

it's shameful, tbh

person industrial complex (voodoo chili), Friday, 19 April 2019 18:12 (two days ago) Permalink

tim anderson is in trouble for calling the (white) pitcher who plunked him a ‘weak-ass fucking n_____’

i’m sure this will go well

mookieproof, Friday, 19 April 2019 19:00 (two days ago) Permalink

Bat flip of the year goes to #WhiteSox Tim Anderson . pic.twitter.com/VLgWx2R3IG

— Sports Freakshow ⚽🏈🏉🏀⚾🏏 (@aussiebeastmode) April 18, 2019

he flipped his bat, too. unwritten rules aside, it was dumb for keller to throw a pitch at him

everyone got what they deserved i think:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/white-sox-tim-anderson-renteria-suspended-one-game-royals-p-keller-gets-5/

i have to say baseball has some questionable unwritten rules in general, though

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Friday, 19 April 2019 19:27 (two days ago) Permalink

Look up Bour double-play in angels-mariners 8th inning. Sheer wtf, better to watch than me try and describe

alomar lines, Saturday, 20 April 2019 04:51 (yesterday) Permalink

I'm in favor of bat flipping AND beaning

brimstead, Saturday, 20 April 2019 06:35 (yesterday) Permalink

justin bour is having a tough week (see the second video clip from an earlier game with the cubs, as well):

https://deadspin.com/angels-justin-bour-gave-up-an-embarrassing-double-play-1834187688

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:43 (yesterday) Permalink

through 20 games, tatis jr is batting .296/.370/.606, 154 wRC+

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:29 (yesterday) Permalink

he's going to be amazing... reminds me of manny machado or younger hanley ramirez just physically

J0rdan S., Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:58 (yesterday) Permalink

that bour clip is brutal

😬 pic.twitter.com/SzaTYe8mqB

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 20, 2019

dee actually orchestrated all of that, which is pretty cool

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Saturday, 20 April 2019 18:35 (yesterday) Permalink

Why didn't they call infield fly? I'm confused

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:26 (yesterday) Permalink

infield fly is only with first-and-second or bases loaded

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:34 (yesterday) Permalink

no respect for ausmus not immediately benching bour

otoh he already had bourjos (.086/.108/.114) and cozart (.096/.143/.115) in the starting lineup so i guess there weren't too many options

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:38 (yesterday) Permalink

I also thought the infield fly rule only had to do with first base being occupied.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 April 2019 21:48 (yesterday) Permalink

right, makes sense, because if the player runs as they are supposed to, you still only get one out

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:50 (yesterday) Permalink

yelich nearly hit the perfect homer today

it went 421 feet off a 69 mph pitch

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:09 (fifteen hours ago) Permalink

Fernando Rodney tied Cy Young's games total tonight--I know; that's like saying Ed Sheeran matched Chuck Berry's bowling score--prompting me to look at his career box for maybe the first time ever. He's really had some high-save/mediocre-or-worse-everything-else years, hasn't he? He might be the only 300-save guy with a true outlier season on his resume (2012, half his career WAR).

clemenza, Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:38 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink


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