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who's watching?

na (NA), Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:28 (six months ago) link

I watching

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:29 (six months ago) link

Well, that was an unfortunate typo to start off the season

Go crads

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:29 (six months ago) link

i watched some of blue jays/yankees until my kids commandeered the TV, then a bit of pirates/cubs until my stream crapped out for the second time

na (NA), Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:56 (six months ago) link

crads/reds starting in the snow at cinci in a few

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 1 April 2021 20:03 (six months ago) link

the suarez experiment at ss not going well

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 1 April 2021 20:30 (six months ago) link

that Yankees/jays game was a fun one!

apparently the fans in RF decided to taunt Hernandez with racist taunts. that was before he tied the game.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:24 (six months ago) link

the yankees are continuing their anti-clutchness from last season i see.

xp yikes, given that and the (much lesser wrong) giancarlo stanton boos, maybe yankee stadium should reduce to 0% capacity.

voodoo chili, Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:44 (six months ago) link

also judge made a catch at the wall and a fan tried to take the ball out of his glove

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 April 2021 21:56 (six months ago) link

Lol omg, I missed that

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 April 2021 23:00 (six months ago) link

cubs and pirates combined to use 15 pitchers in a (nine-inning) opening day game

meanwhile, tyler glasnow has a third pitch

mookieproof, Friday, 2 April 2021 02:02 (six months ago) link

don't think i'm a fan of "bally sports"

, Friday, 2 April 2021 02:36 (six months ago) link

Heh, did you watch BS today too?

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 April 2021 02:45 (six months ago) link

watching LAA/CWS right now

the thing i understand the least is the grey bar at the bottom of the screen that's almost as big as the score bug itself

, Friday, 2 April 2021 02:55 (six months ago) link

also don't understand why they need to play a "wizard casts an ice spell" sound effect every time a chyron appears

, Friday, 2 April 2021 02:57 (six months ago) link

is that like a cylon?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 2 April 2021 04:58 (six months ago) link

Yermin Mercedes first start in the majors: 5 hits, 4 rbi.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 3 April 2021 05:09 (six months ago) link

Ty Buttrey walking away from baseball!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 3 April 2021 19:58 (six months ago) link

Who else is watching the Ohtani game?

Van Horn Street, Monday, 5 April 2021 00:40 (six months ago) link

pretty good first inning

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 5 April 2021 01:12 (six months ago) link

Both the hardest hit home run of the weekend and the fastest pitch.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 5 April 2021 01:19 (six months ago) link

He is ridiculous.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 5 April 2021 01:58 (six months ago) link

don't think I've heard a HR make that sound before

frogbs, Monday, 5 April 2021 02:14 (six months ago) link

Well that was a series of events

Van Horn Street, Monday, 5 April 2021 02:37 (six months ago) link

Sounds like he was ok at least.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 5 April 2021 05:08 (six months ago) link

i watched the first couple of innings of that game, is he always that wild (pitching-wise)?

na (NA), Monday, 5 April 2021 14:04 (six months ago) link

In his first 50 innings he hasn’t been that wild, but he doesn’t top tier command yet. I think Maddon let him pitch a little further so that he could gain confidence, which resulted in more walks than anticipated but also that great strikeout turned 2 runs sequence.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 5 April 2021 20:03 (six months ago) link

it made me nervous, lots of 98+ mph fastballs whizzing towards batters' heads

na (NA), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:09 (six months ago) link

oops

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyP_Af8WgAQaHpi?format=jpg&name=900x900

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 00:19 (six months ago) link

Woah the boos at Angel's Stadium for the Astros.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 01:45 (six months ago) link

it only took eight innings for the mets to met

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:03 (six months ago) link

first seven innings were great!

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:13 (six months ago) link

this video kinda cracks me up tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w-WovPLDQM

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 07:24 (six months ago) link

Trout is on a mission.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:31 (six months ago) link

Ohtani waving goodbye to Trout baseball from 2B... pic.twitter.com/wud9LlASLt

— Andrew Mah (@Mahster) April 6, 2021

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:37 (six months ago) link

i think i may be getting ohtani fever. the guy is electric. even when he strikes people out in the 3rd inning he's pumping his fist and yelling shit, i love it

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:50 (six months ago) link

btw i checked out more of the jomboy channel (a couple posts up) and i feel like it's a little bit of a brodown, but much less so than other sports dudes, and the "analysis" of fights, weird plays, fans making plays, players saying bad words (pretty much any player caught on film saying ANY words, in fact), and pretty much any other weird baseball thing is pretty great.

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:52 (six months ago) link

i'm so bad at lip reading, so it's nice to know that someone out there is convincingly figuring out what they're all yelling at each other

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 20:53 (six months ago) link

There is a lot to love with jomboy, his breakdown of Kevin Mather rotary club fiasco was fantastic.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:04 (six months ago) link

jomboy has bro tendencies, sure, but he seems like a genuine guy. a good way to avoid the bro-ishness is to avoid any video/audio where one of the other guys from his network appears

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:09 (six months ago) link

Yeah, started listening to a podcast episode that featured Trevor Plouffe and he couldn't stop himself from saying he got laid that morning.

On the other hand, O'Brien's been celebrating Kim Ng's promotion, wearing shirts that say 'Women belong in sports' and been pretty vindictive of personnel with assault allegations.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:13 (six months ago) link

rougned odor to the yankees

not really sure why -- he's good for nothing except homers and he can't play short, where the yankees are actually thin -- but apparently the rangers are paying (perhaps literally) all of the remaining $27m he's owed, so hey why not

anyway lol he has to shave now

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:41 (six months ago) link

xxxxxxps i don't really like castellanos (apart from his role in thom brennaman's downfall, of course) but i think if you plunk a guy you have to accept being flexed on in a situation like that

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 21:51 (six months ago) link

i hate ads on pitchers mounds

, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:24 (six months ago) link

I mean, I don’t get what the original skipping things was about. Dude seems like he was trying to provoke shit from the onset.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 00:08 (six months ago) link

10 Ks for Sandy Alcantara, through 5 IP. iirc, 9 of those were swinging strikes, and none were in the strike zone

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 00:26 (six months ago) link

steve shasta's a's are in quite a hole

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 04:51 (six months ago) link

Have only checked out a couple box scores and of course since I have been ignoring baseball the Reds start 5-1 with the most runs they have ever scored in the first 6 games. Figures...

Did not realize until a couple days ago that Naquin had ended up a Red. The two times I saw him play live for Cleveland he had great games both getting a couple hits and making really nice plays in the outfield. Seems like a guy that had the talent to make that next step but it never happened.

Never know, sometimes guys like that it finally clicks and they have some a few good seasons in their 30s.

earlnash, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:36 (six months ago) link

my man jameson taillon's first start in 23 months: 4.2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 74 pitches

unfortunately two of the hits were homers. love to see former pirates thrive in the AL east

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 April 2021 00:06 (six months ago) link

the ultimate Jomboy is the Amir Garrett vs. the entire Pirates fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU-ESpiwV4o

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 8 April 2021 15:13 (six months ago) link

they're not doing that for the playoffs are they?

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:10 (one week ago) link

NYY looks like they're about to buss it down

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:10 (one week ago) link

yankees win, sox are tied... this is the opposite of 2011

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:12 (one week ago) link

well i am disappoint

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:16 (one week ago) link

only two scenarios now right? BOS-NYY in the wildcard or BOS-TOR in a play-in game tomorrow and NYY cools their heels?

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:19 (one week ago) link

yup, barring a wild m's comeback

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:22 (one week ago) link

and no, there's no extra-inning runner on second in the playoffs (although i suppose there would be in a game 163)

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:23 (one week ago) link

0-0 into the 9th. I'm resigned to the worst, but at least Soto will come up.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:25 (one week ago) link

that’s fucked up though. it’s literally the post-season. it’s literally a playoff.

xpost

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:25 (one week ago) link

Nationals error, of course.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:29 (one week ago) link

Fuck

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:37 (one week ago) link

top of the order for the nats

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:44 (one week ago) link

and the job of closing the game goes to… nick pivetta who starts with three straight balls

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:47 (one week ago) link

About all you can do now is hope for a runner + Soto.

The Jays did great to get back in this, and great to sweep the Orioles. They're young, it's baseball, etc. I will think back to two lost chances: heading into the Twins series, where they should have won 3, and heading into that last Yankees series, where--improbable though it would have been--they still could have controlled the outcome 100% by winning their last 6.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:47 (one week ago) link

It's the Twins series that hurt.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:47 (one week ago) link

cannot believe he held onto that this game is cursed

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:48 (one week ago) link

The least exciting wild card outcome has happened

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:53 (one week ago) link

absolutely awful, sorry jays friends

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:54 (one week ago) link

the TV gods chuckle darkly

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:55 (one week ago) link

I'm a Cardinals fan now. I don't think I could root for any one of the five AL teams, even though I like a number of individual players.

clemenza, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:56 (one week ago) link

hmm, well, I would have preferred the opposite outcome of every game but you can’t have everything.

JoeStork, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:56 (one week ago) link

Dodgers won 106 games including their last 7 in a row and still could not catch SF

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:58 (one week ago) link

Ohtani: #43 in pitcher WAR, #20 in batter WAR, #1 in our hearts

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:12 (one week ago) link

I guess white Sox for me in the AL. Or rays. Fuck all the other franchises tho.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:20 (one week ago) link

i'm a red sox fan and that's basically how i feel too tbh

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:52 (one week ago) link

white sox all the way... fun team, not their fault they ended up with tony la duissa

, Sunday, 3 October 2021 23:55 (one week ago) link

I just. I really don’t want to hear the breathless praise of him if they win it all. Like that lump on the bench had anything to do with what a great team they have.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 4 October 2021 00:18 (one week ago) link

Haven't really internalized that the White Sox and the Braves are in the playoffs, somehow I haven't really thought about either of those teams all season.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 4 October 2021 00:33 (one week ago) link

One absolutely bonkers thing I noticed today - this season could very well end with no hitters over 7 fWAR. Going all the way back to 1884 when the NL expanded beyond 112 games, I can only find 2 seasons where that happened, 1900 and 1918. Didn't even happen in the strike seasons. Most seasons it doesn't come remotely close to happening.

― ✖, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:42 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

no one even made it to 6.9. honestly wild. even if trout/acuna/tatis had all been healthy enough to make it to 7, that still would've been a really light year. in 1999 no one had more than 8, which is rare in itself, but 6 players had 7+.

, Monday, 4 October 2021 05:08 (one week ago) link

correa led position players with 7.2 bWAR. by my quick research the last times no hitter had at least 8 was 1981, 1971, and 1940, and 7.2 is the lowest leader I can see since george sisler led with 6.6 in 1918

mens rea activist (k3vin k.), Monday, 4 October 2021 09:02 (one week ago) link

sorry Blue Jays fans, i was rooting for them to make it in. such a fun team

don't really care about either of the wild card games, four teams that i dislike (to varying degrees)

White Sox all the way, no one really thinks La Russa is doing anything that matters

na (NA), Monday, 4 October 2021 13:36 (one week ago) link

speaking of stats/records like this: the triple

Pour one out for … the triple? For the first time in the history of baseball (not counting last season’s 60-game mess), nobody reached double digits in baseball’s most exciting play. No one got all that close, either; the year ended with David Peralta, Bryan Reynolds and Shohei Ohtani all tied with eight. We came awfully close to the same happening in 2019, when four batters tied for the MLB lead with ten, but it’s been only 14 years since each league had a hitter with 20-plus in Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson.

(i love that a pitcher is tied for MLB league in triples, though)

he hit three in the last week

mens rea activist (k3vin k.), Monday, 4 October 2021 18:30 (one week ago) link

nice, 37.5% of his mlb-tying season lead in triples in the last week! kinda bonkers

need some, uh, help with my stream with playoffs being blacked out on mlb.tv and r/mlbstreams being down

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 19:39 (one week ago) link

sport surge dot net

silverfish, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 20:20 (one week ago) link

Yup. All you need.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 21:23 (one week ago) link

thanking u'all

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 21:34 (one week ago) link

for a while i was using dudestream dot net but their videos haven't been playing lately. every time i had to go to a game that was blacked out i would think to myself.... "time to enter the dude stream 😎" and then i would hack my way into the dude stream

, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:52 (one week ago) link

life is different in the dude stream

, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

did they have chat in dude stream?

seeing the chat on the side of sport surge or whatever is unbelievable. it's like, this is humanity. holy shit, it's terrible

typo hell #10: i didn't think any of them really off badly (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

everybody's like 'WHY DON'T THEY FUCKING BENCH BADER? HE CAN'T FUCKEN HIT FOR HSIT"

typo hell #10: i didn't think any of them really off badly (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:53 (one week ago) link

this is the dude stream

https://jegged.com/img/Games/Final-Fantasy-VII/Walkthrough/FFVII-01163-Mideel-Lifestream-Cinematic-Tifa-Cloud.png

of course it has a chat! you can't watch sports without racial slurs

, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:55 (one week ago) link

it's true, it creates the ballpark experience of the incredibly drunk racist old white guy, all around you, in 4 or 6 different formations within 5 rows of you in every seat in the ballpark. and you have to figure out whether you need to confront them all and whether or not it's worth dying for tonight

typo hell #10: i didn't think any of them really off badly (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 23:59 (one week ago) link

M1keHawk69: ready for the salt mine

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:09pm

gir4ff3: tonight i am a red sox fan

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:09pm

scoopydu: I surrender myself to the random outcome 1-game gods

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:09pm

baseballfan17: @TrashtrosCheated just seeing who gets their asses kicked by the rays

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:10pm

NHL: LOL

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:10pm

ATLallthings: Yankees winning 7-5 IMO

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:10pm

bdodger1: @Mackie5Million but our boy kike is

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:11pm

ChoiBois: SCOOPS AND WYATT COWARDS

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:11pm

Mr6ixSide: LFG DODGERS

Tue Oct 5, 7:07:11pm

EastDelmar: the only sox making the world series arent playing tonight

Mackie5Million: @gir4ff3 yeah honestly where are the boys?

typo hell #10: i didn't think any of them really off badly (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:07 (one week ago) link

EXCITABLE VASGERSIAN

Andy K, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:15 (one week ago) link

WRONG THREAD

Andy K, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:16 (one week ago) link

I almost hope Gallo singles before BOS gets out of the inning.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

The Jays and the Rays would both be way more exciting AL pennant winners than what we're looking at and I wish they respectively had been in / had stayed in the playoffs.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:21 (three days ago) link


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