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Topic: ~2019 MLB Thread~

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CWSooner

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #84 on: August 14, 2019, 10:39:24 PM »
The Cardinals are 1/2 game behind the Cubs.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #85 on: August 15, 2019, 10:30:59 AM »
And the White Sox are sucking again, season after season.

Overshadowed by the Cubs, their own fan blogs have given up (see link below), clueless ownership, and unluckier than usual with injuries this year.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadspin.com/white-sox-sign-shitty-player-1831656270/amp

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #86 on: August 15, 2019, 10:52:45 AM »
And the White Sox are sucking again, season after season.

Overshadowed by the Cubs, their own fan blogs have given up (see link below), clueless ownership, and unluckier than usual with injuries this year.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadspin.com/white-sox-sign-shitty-player-1831656270/amp
Might be for the betterment of baseball as a whole though.  This whole "all in" on the tear down, and rebuild is based off it working for the Astros and the Cubs.  I get it in the NBA, you can't win without superstars, and how many teams enter the playoffs with a realistic title shot?  Maybe 3?  But with baseball, I don't get it.  Draftees are so far away, they have a much higher bust rate, and in baseball, if you just get in, you have a shot.

But instead, seemingly half the league is trying to suck, and it leads to bad baseball.  I think the White Sox prospects failing may help swing the pendulum back.  That and guys not being under team control until they reach 30.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2019, 04:45:11 PM »
So not only do the White Sox suck, but they somehow suck at sucking when it matters?

I was more so taking the approach of how did they get (and stay) so awful?!?! It’s a popular sports talk radio point to digress on how the Patriots or Warriors got so good. But what about the opposite - when teams like the Bills, Raiders, Sacramento Kings, Knicks, and White Sox stay so bad?

It’s gotten to the point that I consider the White Sox as AL Central Last Place Emeritus, even when the Tigers are technically the bigger loser so far.
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2019, 10:30:44 PM »
Tigers were +550 at Houston tonight, largest underdog in 15+ years, and won.

Astros lost a couple weeks ago against Baltimore as, at the time, the 2nd biggest favorite in the past 15 years.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2019, 01:18:16 PM »
Red Sox-Royals resuming a game from August 7, tied 4-4 in the 10th.

Not part of any series.  KC just had to fly to Boston to possibly play just 1 inning?

Boston has the winning run on in the bottom of the inning.

There's actually people there, and the game is being broadcast, so all these behind the scenes people had to come in for this?

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« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2019, 01:30:15 PM »
Royals had no media attend.  Restricted player access.   Nominal fee to attend.  Nesn feed. This happens every now and then.  

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« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2019, 01:38:22 PM »
I was watching yesterday's game.  The announcers were talking about finding the scorecard from that game.  And the 2nd guy due up in the inning has been traded, so he'll need to be pinch-hit for.  
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« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2019, 01:53:46 PM »
Walked it off in the bottom of the 10th.  12 minute makeup

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« Reply #93 on: August 22, 2019, 01:54:09 PM »
Royals had no media attend.  Restricted player access.  Nominal fee to attend.  Nesn feed. This happens every now and then. 
I can't recall a makeup like this.  In extra innings, not otherwise built into a series

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #94 on: September 10, 2019, 10:50:41 PM »
Wow, Yelich done for the season with a fractured kneecap.

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« Reply #95 on: September 10, 2019, 11:28:03 PM »
Bummer.  The Crew would be playoff fodder this season, still could be, but this sucks.  Yelich having another great season. 

Rare to see such a high foul off like that.  That was a missle off his bat.   

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« Reply #96 on: September 11, 2019, 12:05:53 AM »
Bummer.  The Crew would be playoff fodder this season, still could be, but this sucks.  Yelich having another great season.

Rare to see such a high foul off like that.  That was a missle off his bat. 
He's just a fun dude to watch play.

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« Reply #97 on: September 11, 2019, 12:25:07 AM »
Yeah, lame about Yelich.
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