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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 7:19pm

It's just such a bummer to watch a Dodgers home game without the Great Vin calling the game.{#Cry}

He's the real GOAT-The greatest of all time.
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 7:06pm

Apropos of our earlier conversation, I'm watching the Cub/Giants game (delayed so don't spoil it for me) and Brandon Crawford just hit a home run. As is tradition, the Cubs bleachers threw it back... but the guy who got it came prepared, turned his back to the field for a second, dug in his pocket, and threw not the real ball back on the field. I get the idea, and until just now, thought it was pretty smart. But a protest has to involve some sacrifice. It's really something if the fan throws a valuable souvenir back. It means zero if he stops at Walmart on the way to the park. Just stick the thing in your pocket and put up with the boos if it's so important to you. The other bleacher fans really should hammer that fan. Boooooooo! I yelled at the tv Boooooooo!
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 10:54am

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Is Ian Happ going to play every day or what?{#Frustrated}
 
You wouldn't expect us to try to win games with a bunch of Happless fielders would you?
 
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 10:34am

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Geez,and I thought my posts in the Trump thread were rambling.
 

   You really have no idea just how far I will go for a truly bad pun sometimes.
 
  
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 10:15am

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  I've managed to get six or seven to a proper recipient, brought in a lot of old fart backup accounting for several more, and there were extenuating circumstances for the pair I came home with.  One was from a White Sox game and while our reputation does exaggerate reality quite a bit, even the most hardcore bleacher creature parent is going to have second thoughts about taking the kids to that one.  They just weren't there that day.  I looked.  The other shouldn't really count as it was an E fan that occurred outside the park.  Al and I had just bid farewell to triskele and her dragon and were walking down Addison to my car and his L station when we saw a guy drop something as he went to get into a cab.  We both yelled at him, but he just ignored us a drove off.  When we got up to it we discovered it was an official signed by the commissioner rubbed in the magic mud MLB baseball.  At first I felt really sorry for him as he was bound to soon discover that he was missing a ball.  Then I thought who wears a suit to a baseball game?   He must have been a Yankee fan.  Then I wondered if it would even be safe to give it to a kid after he had had it.

 

 
Geez,and I thought my posts in the Trump thread were rambling.

So he had a motorcycle wreck,went over the handle bars and lost a nut?

It comes with the territory on a bike-I've had 2 near misses.

Is Ian Happ going to play every day or what?{#Frustrated}

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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 9:55am

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  I've managed to get six or seven to a proper recipient, brought in a lot of old fart backup accounting for several more, and there were extenuating circumstances for the pair I came home with.  One was from a White Sox game and while our reputation does exaggerate reality quite a bit, even the most hardcore bleacher creature parent is going to have second thoughts about taking the kids to that one.  They just weren't there that day.  I looked.  The other shouldn't really count as it was an E fan that occurred outside the park.  Al and I had just bid farewell to triskele and her dragon and were walking down Addison to my car and his L station when we saw a guy drop something as he went to get into a cab.  We both yelled at him, but he just ignored us a drove off.  When we got up to it we discovered it was an official signed by the commissioner rubbed in the magic mud MLB baseball.  At first I felt really sorry for him as he was bound to soon discover that he was missing a ball.  Then I thought who wears a suit to a baseball game?   He must have been a Yankee fan.  Then I wondered if it would even be safe to give it to a kid after he had had it.
 
'tis nobler something something...
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 9:50am

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Remember when they used to have the giveaway miniature bats?

 Now THAT would go a long way towards the cause for the more sprightly and agile getting their well earned dividends.Whack the old,crazed ZZ Top looking guy in the knee and you're golden and glowing,like Tonya Harding.Never mind the fact that he would have given it away to a kid anyway,as must be done.
 
  I've managed to get six or seven to a proper recipient, brought in a lot of old fart backup accounting for several more, and there were extenuating circumstances for the pair I came home with.  One was from a White Sox game and while our reputation does exaggerate reality quite a bit, even the most hardcore bleacher creature parent is going to have second thoughts about taking the kids to that one.  They just weren't there that day.  I looked.  The other shouldn't really count as it was an E fan that occurred outside the park.  Al and I had just bid farewell to triskele and her dragon and were walking down Addison to my car and his L station when we saw a guy drop something as he went to get into a cab.  We both yelled at him, but he just ignored us a drove off.  When we got up to it we discovered it was an official signed by the commissioner rubbed in the magic mud MLB baseball.  At first I felt really sorry for him as he was bound to soon discover that he was missing a ball.  Then I thought who wears a suit to a baseball game?   He must have been a Yankee fan.  Then I wondered if it would even be safe to give it to a kid after he had had it.

 
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 9:12am

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Yes, but the main issue here is the same as with the Chicago Children's Choir.  It's getting the permission slips from their parents to be in the bleachers.  I don't know anywhere to get the numbers and maybe I should write SABR about tracking them, but my suspicion is there is no better place in the majors for a kid get a baseball than the bleachers at Wrigley owing to our high old fart to kid ratio and the large number of balls that get out there.  Batting practice with the wind going out at Wrigley can require more concentration than during the game.  You can't take your eye off batter for a second.  It's like a fire hose of baseballs turned on the crowd. It's being so good at it that creates the hey everyone got one but me scenario.  It's not the first time I've seen it happen.  Now that we have the fancy new batting cages in the fancy new basements there have been some teams that have just hidden down there keeping their balls to themselves and not showing their faces till game time giving the hecklers no warm up whatsoever.   I should take a moment here to commend the Giants for doing the right thing.

 
Remember when they used to have the giveaway miniature bats?

 Now THAT would go a long way towards the cause for the more sprightly and agile getting their well earned dividends.Whack the old,crazed ZZ Top looking guy in the knee and you're golden and glowing,like Tonya Harding.Never mind the fact that he would have given it away to a kid anyway,as must be done.


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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 8:34am

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I have a better idea.Fill your pockets and be prepared to be deft handed!The experience and joy for the kid are what's important.If you can provide that with a fake ball and keep the real ones for posterity,I'm down with that.{#Lol}
 
Yes, but the main issue here is the same as with the Chicago Children's Choir.  It's getting the permission slips from their parents to be in the bleachers.  I don't know anywhere to get the numbers and maybe I should write SABR about tracking them, but my suspicion is there is no better place in the majors for a kid get a baseball than the bleachers at Wrigley owing to our high old fart to kid ratio and the large number of balls that get out there.  Batting practice with the wind going out at Wrigley can require more concentration than during the game.  You can't take your eye off batter for a second.  It's like a fire hose of baseballs turned on the crowd. It's being so good at it that creates the hey everyone got one but me scenario.  It's not the first time I've seen it happen.  Now that we have the fancy new batting cages in the fancy new basements there have been some teams that have just hidden down there keeping their balls to themselves and not showing their faces till game time giving the hecklers no warm up whatsoever.   I should take a moment here to commend the Giants for doing the right thing.


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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 7:09am

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  A few years ago bokey brought up one of baseball's most sacred unwritten rules.  That being when old farts like me get baseballs we by god ought to find a kid to give it to.  I fessed up to actually having a pair because while souvenir balls are quite plentiful out in the bleachers little kids can be pretty scarce.  As it turns out there was a family with three little kids sitting right behind us today and both Al and I managed to snag one for them.  Unfortunately that still left one of them out.  I'm thinking maybe I should start taking one with me for this sort of situation.

 
I have a better idea.Fill your pockets and be prepared to be deft handed!The experience and joy for the kid are what's important.If you can provide that with a fake ball and keep the real ones for posterity,I'm down with that.{#Lol}


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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 6:31am

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  A few years ago bokey brought up one of baseball's most sacred unwritten rules.  That being when old farts like me get baseballs we by god ought to find a kid to give it to.  I fessed up to actually having a pair because while souvenir balls are quite plentiful out in the bleachers little kids can be pretty scarce.  As it turns out there was a family with three little kids sitting right behind us today and both Al and I managed to snag one for them.  Unfortunately that still left one of them out.  I'm thinking maybe I should start taking one with me for this sort of situation.

 
Next time you'll be sitting with the Chicago Children's Choir. 
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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 10:44pm


  A few years ago bokey brought up one of baseball's most sacred unwritten rules.  That being when old farts like me get baseballs we by god ought to find a kid to give it to.  I fessed up to actually having a pair because while souvenir balls are quite plentiful out in the bleachers little kids can be pretty scarce.  As it turns out there was a family with three little kids sitting right behind us today and both Al and I managed to snag one for them.  Unfortunately that still left one of them out.  I'm thinking maybe I should start taking one with me for this sort of situation.
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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 11:03am

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That headline's awful.
 
Didn't you/somebody post about them deciding it was a tiny change in how high the stitching was? Maybe they ruled that out.

 
Wasn't there an unusual number of pitchers with finger blister problems last year? That tiny change could certainly be the problem there.
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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 6:26am

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That headline's awful.
 
Didn't you/somebody post about them deciding it was a tiny change in how high the stitching was? Maybe they ruled that out.

 
They apparently ruled out the stitching because Rawlings claims that's unchanged because of their QC standards. Considering the amount of time that was spent on the "research" it's not very clear why they don't have any explanation other than "reduced drag".


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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 5:50am

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 Well after being outscored eleven to one this week I guess the only thing for me to do is head off to Chicago to see what I can do personally to get things turned around.  And of course drink a little beer in the process and maybe even make Scott intensely jealous as a bonus.  I'll be thinking of you slaving away at your terminal this afternoon.

 
It's that, or re-plumbing the garage, so yeah. Jealous. I appreciate the kind thoughts tho  
 
I hope your tie-dyed brother gets to go; the play-by-play team loves that. And as I look to the east out my kitchen window, it looks like great weather for you.


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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 4:33am

 
 Well after being outscored eleven to one this week I guess the only thing for me to do is head off to Chicago to see what I can do personally to get things turned around.  And of course drink a little beer in the process and maybe even make Scott intensely jealous as a bonus.  I'll be thinking of you slaving away at your terminal this afternoon.

 
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 11:01pm

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That headline's awful.
 
Didn't you/somebody post about them deciding it was a tiny change in how high the stitching was? Maybe they ruled that out.
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 7:42pm

MLB finally admits changes to ball itself fueled home run spike, but doesn’t say how or why
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Posted: May 23, 2018 - 7:28pm

Wed, May 23

Marcell Ozuna was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game against the Royals because he overslept.

{#Cheers} 


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