2018 regular-season game chatter

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in fact, in a week i am going to create team threads if their fans have not done so

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

Today’s Brewers/Cards game is only viewable on Facebook.

fuck that

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link

wtf I thought FSN got all 162 games this year

so dumb

not as dumb as last night's game though ;)

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:54 (one year ago) link

That game seemed excruciating for both teams, at least until the last bit. A lot of the Brewers/cards games have been like that so far! Must see, excruciating baseball

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:00 (one year ago) link

lost in the "Brewers have won nearly every game in the final at-bat" narrative is the "Brewers have blown every save opportunity so far" one

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

Today’s Brewers/Cards game is only viewable on Facebook.

fuck that

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:34 AM (one hour ago)

mlbstreams

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:11 (one year ago) link

yeah, i'll be hitting that up today for sure. so annoying, though, esp as a recently departed facebook user. makes me dislike zuck even more

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:13 (one year ago) link

Holy crap this FB stream is obnoxious. "How about that routine ground out? Brewers fans, what do you think? Join the conversation!"

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

facebook fans, tell us what your faaavorite blooper is!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:20 (one year ago) link

"Many Cards fans in the comments section saying, 'Come on St. Louis! Put some runs on the board!'"

(That's an actual thing they just said... this is the most banal announcing I've ever heard)

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:22 (one year ago) link

"He wants to go downtown here! A little Petula Clark."

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:27 (one year ago) link

I love that--should be turned into verb: "He Petula Clarked that one!"

clemenza, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:44 (one year ago) link

Brewers fans, do you want to see your team out there for the 9th? I bet you do!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:44 (one year ago) link

"Cardinals fans were fuming the other night, and for good reasons. Some didn't want to see him in a high leverage situation. Some didn't want to see him walk four batters."

Deep insight into the mind of a Cardinals fan.

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

"A lot of Brewers fans would rather they left Josh Hader in" whoa these guys are dialed in

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

"He's throwin' BEACH BALLS up there!" okay lmao that is quality commentary

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

[Fat Albert voice] "Hey Hey Hey—Matt Albers."

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

love my 300 lb closer

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:17 (one year ago) link

bartolo is his godfather

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:18 (one year ago) link

Kenta Maeda turned 30 today. His interpreter, Will Ireton, decorated his Dodger Stadium locker and jumped out of a box to surprise him. pic.twitter.com/uxWnwHeVPe

— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) April 11, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 23:06 (one year ago) link

i was thinking you guys would be talking about today's big fight between the Rockies and Padres. will look around for it.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

yanks-sox just cleared benches

Brock Holt imo a little sensitive about incoming Tyler Austin slide

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:40 (one year ago) link

Benches clear, punches thrown in Padres-Rockies game with Nolan Arenado and Luis Perdomo in the center of it. pic.twitter.com/6cItcDc8Td

— MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2018

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

Nolan Arenado is a big man, that is not someone you want to be go after you at 100 MPH, wow.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

he does not look happy

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

makes more sense now:

The Rockies' Arenado, righthanded pitcher German Marquez and left fielder Gerardo Parra were ejected. Perdomo and catcher A.J. Ellis were tossed on San Diego's side.

The Padres' Manuel Margot was hit by a pitch Tuesday night and placed on the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs. The hits kept coming Wednesday with Rockies shortstop Trevor Story being hit in the first and Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe getting hit in the second.

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

It always cracks me up when pitchers throw their glove at a guy that may or may not might be running with a bat.

earlnash, Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

like on the old Superman TV show when the baddies would empty a gun at him, then throw it at him

(funnier: Supe would duck)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:38 (one year ago) link

Brisbee otm as always.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

Discipline has been issued to pitcher Joe Kelly of the Boston Red Sox and first baseman Tyler Austin of the New York Yankees as a result of the bench-clearing incident that occurred in the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s game at Fenway Park. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Kelly has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Austin with a pitch and fighting. Austin has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for charging the mound and fighting. Also fined as a part of last night’s incident were Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin. Players on the disabled list who were fined for entering the field were pitcher CC Sabathia of the Yankees and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, infielder Marco Hernandez and second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox.

Both suspensions had been scheduled to be effective tonight, when the two Clubs are to continue their series at Fenway. However, both players have elected to appeal. Thus, the discipline issued to both Kelly and Austin will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

i'm less concerned than brisbee about many of those things. i don't really care about the overall length of the game, but i would appreciate fewer conferences on the mound, less of nomar garciaparra refastening his batting gloves, and less of rodrigo lopez just staring at the catcher whenever runners are on base. if that leads to more offense, i'm okay with that. if it gets out of hand, they can always raise the mound or something.

limitations on pickoffs/extra-inning runners/mercy rule/limiting shifts are all dumb and ridiculous. limiting the number of relievers on the roster sounds like a recipe for injuries. cutting time between pitches might theoretically lead to injuries? but it's only a very recent thing where every big league pitcher needs a 95mph fastball -- there are ways to pitch effectively without throwing everything as hard as possible.

anyway, less time talking/fidgeting would be nice; if it leads to more game action, that's fine

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

zack weiss's first MLB appearance: 2 HR (the second an upper-deck bomb), 2 BB, 0 outs, infinite WHIP, ERA, etc

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

wait is it infinite or undefined

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:14 (one year ago) link

that's a good point. is it inside infinity or outside it. and what IS outside infinity? whatever it is, zack weiss is there right now

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

it's not like it's his fault, but i don't see bryan price surviving too much more of this

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

whenever they show him in the dugout he looks like he clogged your toilet

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

Cleveland Indians catcher Francisco Mejia, one of baseball's top prospects, is suing a company that he claims used "unconscionable" tactics to get him to surrender a substantial stake of his future big-league earnings in exchange for an up-front loan in 2016.

Mejia's suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware on Feb. 21, alleges Big League Advance, a company run by former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Schwimer, loaned him $360,000 in exchange for a 10 percent stake in his future earnings.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23155146/cleveland-indians-prospect-francisco-mejia-files-lawsuit-disputed-loan

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:29 (one year ago) link

i'm sorry...but he agreed to that??

i understand financial literacy is probably not the strong suit of professional baseball players, but holy shit

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:47 (one year ago) link

one of my favorite things is when some AAA scrub has to play mop-up and gets absolutely obliterated, then has to sit in the dugout with a shiny 81.00 ERA for a week before getting demoted

frogbs, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

The Nationals are 2-6 at home.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:44 (one year ago) link

Atlanta Braves offense juggernaut.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

I pushed them all the way off my radar last year -- how unexpected is this?

WilliamC, Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

pretty unexpected! we knew freddie can rake. we knew dansby was probably better than he'd shown so far and we knew albies was good, but neither of them quite this good already

no idea what markakis and suzuki are drinking, tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

oh shiiiiit, I turned my back and missed the Cubs' 9-run 8th

WilliamC, Saturday, 14 April 2018 22:02 (one year ago) link

Nine runs on just three hits! And all nine runs were scored with two outs.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 15 April 2018 05:10 (one year ago) link

What is the record for most games rained-out in a single day?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 15 April 2018 17:47 (one year ago) link

there were 6 rainouts on 9/12/08, and 8 rainouts on 4/12/97. not sure if the 8 rainout day was a record, though.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 15 April 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

the reds/cardinals game seems like it will start at some point, though it might not be for a few more hours.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 15 April 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

You're my fact checkin cuz. 6 PPDs today.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:41 (one year ago) link


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