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Posted: Jun 4, 2024 - 8:28am

MLB bans Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano for sports betting violations

See? The MLB takes these violations seriously. Eyes forward. Do not look at that guy ov—HEY! I SAID DO NOT—

I don't want to see Ohtani kicked out either and I don't care about this guy but yeah if they gave Ohtani a pass, they'll have to go PeteRose on several players every year to remind Ohtani what he has to lose. I consider this guy just the first sacrificial career-.217 player to be tossed onto the Altar of Reminder™


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Posted: May 29, 2024 - 8:07am

 rgio wrote:

I think this is a pointless, unnecessary consolidation.  

As recognized in the article... "for all the meticulous record-keeping, the what-ifs of segregation can never be resolved."  So accept the limitations, note them, and agree that Josh Gibson and Ty Cobb were both amazing ballplayers, who were the best at something for a single season in their respective leagues. 



The AL and NL teams/player never played each other outside of the World Series, so decades worth of great players never competed against the other greats of their time, yet they're all in the hall of fame. Yet we still want their stats in an easy-to-compare format. Yet we still revere guys simply because of those statistics when there were others playing at the same time who clearly deserve the same respect. 

There will always be asterisks in baseball stats. Home Run king is:
Hank Aaron
Sadaharu Oh
Barry Bonds

All Time Hits Leader 
Ty Cobb
Josh Gibson
Ichiro Suzuki

I just want it to be clear when I'm looking at "records," that there are asterisks all over the place, and I don't want to have to go hunting for the full story. Bonus if an entire swath of Americans don't get shut out just because of some desire to keep things clean.
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Posted: May 29, 2024 - 4:56am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://www.nytimes.com/athlet...
as of Wednesday, Josh Gibson will replace Cobb as the leading hitter in the official records of the game. At .372, Gibson’s career batting average eclipses Cobb’s by six points.

I think this is a pointless, unnecessary consolidation.  

As recognized in the article... "for all the meticulous record-keeping, the what-ifs of segregation can never be resolved."  So accept the limitations, note them, and agree that Josh Gibson and Ty Cobb were both amazing ballplayers, who were the best at something for a single season in their respective leagues. 

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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 7:27pm

https://www.nytimes.com/athlet...
as of Wednesday, Josh Gibson will replace Cobb as the leading hitter in the official records of the game. At .372, Gibson’s career batting average eclipses Cobb’s by six points.
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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 9:03am

 rgio wrote:

I've been slow to this position...but after watching tennis...  I'm OK if they all go at this point.  


One of Wendelstedt's arrogant blunders from about a month ago.

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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 8:25am

 Proclivities wrote:

It's about time - not only was he terrible, he was arrogant about it. They really can't be fired. Wendelstedt and Bucknor need to go as well.

I've been slow to this position...but after watching tennis...  I'm OK if they all go at this point.  

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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 8:14am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The FB comments on various posts about this ...

MLB umpire Ángel Hernández retiring after 3 decades

I'm actually friends with Angel. I tried to call him to congratulate him on his retirement, but he missed that call, too.
He wanted to spend more time with his seeing-eye dog.
He’s probably going to spend all his time smoking weed on his patio. Because he loves anything that’s high and outside.


It's about time - not only was he terrible, he was arrogant about it. They really can't be fired. Wendelstedt and Bucknor need to go as well.
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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 7:57am

The FB comments on various posts about this ...

MLB umpire Ángel Hernández retiring after 3 decades

I'm actually friends with Angel. I tried to call him to congratulate him on his retirement, but he missed that call, too.
He wanted to spend more time with his seeing-eye dog.
He’s probably going to spend all his time smoking weed on his patio. Because he loves anything that’s high and outside.

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Posted: May 20, 2024 - 12:00pm

 rgio wrote:
but you have to wonder if there is more to this story.


It's sad but you know there is. 

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Posted: May 18, 2024 - 8:28am

Sources: Ex-Angels IF David Fletcher bet with Mizuhara bookie

David Fletcher, a former Los Angeles Angels infielder currently playing for the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate, and a friend of his, who also played in the minor leagues, both bet on sports with the Southern California bookmaker who took wagers from Shohei Ohtani's longtime interpreter, according to multiple sources detailing the activities.

Fletcher, who was Ohtani's teammate from 2018 to 2023 and has been described as one of his closest friends in baseball, placed bets with the bookmaking operation of Mathew Bowyer, sources said. Ohtani's former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, also bet with Bowyer and eventually stole nearly $17 million from the Japanese superstar to feed his addiction, according to prosecutors.

Ohtani and Fletcher while with the Angels...

MLB was very happy to see this go away so cleanly and quickly...  but you have to wonder if there is more to this story.

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Posted: May 12, 2024 - 6:52am

 Proclivities wrote:

And still managed to lose the game. 

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Posted: May 12, 2024 - 5:31am

Cubs draw 6 bases-loaded walks, most in 1 inning in 65 years
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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 6:51pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

ProdigalSOB is alive and well! Although he's in mourning over 

  • the demise of baseball as we knew it
  • his internet-unfriendly computer
I was going to add his cell phone to that list, but he deliberately bought a "dumb phone" so that he can't be tricked into having his essence sucked away by it.

JFW and I were recently in Oklahoma City having dinner with RedDragon and Triskele and his name came up; I said that when I got back to civilization I'd call him up and check for a pulse.





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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 6:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
ProdigalSOB is alive and well!Although he's in mourning over 
  • the demise of baseball as we knew it
  • his internet-unfriendly computer
I was going to add his cell phone to that list, but he deliberately bought a "dumb phone" so that he can't be tricked into having his essence sucked away by it. JFW and I were recently in Oklahoma City having dinner with RedDragon and Triskele and his name came up; I said that when I got back to civilization I'd call him up and check for a pulse.
 
{#Clap}
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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 2:39pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

ProdigalSOB is alive and well! Although he's in mourning over 

  • the demise of baseball as we knew it
  • his internet-unfriendly computer
I was going to add his cell phone to that list, but he deliberately bought a "dumb phone" so that he can't be tricked into having his essence sucked away by it.

JFW and I were recently in Oklahoma City having dinner with RedDragon and Triskele and his name came up; I said that when I got back to civilization I'd call him up and check for a pulse.


Yay!  That's great news! Thanks.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 2:26pm

ProdigalSOB is alive and well! Although he's in mourning over 
  • the demise of baseball as we knew it
  • his internet-unfriendly computer
I was going to add his cell phone to that list, but he deliberately bought a "dumb phone" so that he can't be tricked into having his essence sucked away by it.

JFW and I were recently in Oklahoma City having dinner with RedDragon and Triskele and his name came up; I said that when I got back to civilization I'd call him up and check for a pulse.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 8:23am

 Proclivities wrote:

They all sound reasonable to me. Maybe we don't get a Shohei at all though. Or maybe we get a Shohei who enjoys a 20-year career without 2 Tommy Johns. 
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Posted: Apr 19, 2024 - 7:21am

A Modest Proposal to Fix Baseball’s Injury Crisis
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 3, 2024 - 3:54pm

GAME CHANGER: Baseball May Ditch Blackout Rules to Win Back Fans



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Posted: Apr 2, 2024 - 7:23am

In game 1 of 3, Giants lost to the Dodgers 8–3 last night and the game wasn't as close as it looks ;-) I think that's a Euckerism. 

My all-time favorite Giants-Dodgers results was the start of 2018 where the Giants got outscored by the Dodgers 14–2 over a 4-game series but won two games. Giant Joe Panik had 2 home runs in the series. 
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