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Topic: ~2021 MLB Thread~

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Hawkinole

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Re: ~2021 MLB Thread~
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2021, 12:34:30 AM »
Happy Opening Day!!!! 
Took the day off, because everyone should!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOOLX9R8Ncc
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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2021, 12:36:54 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2021, 08:34:55 AM »
As everyone should know,  that movie  was largely filmed at Milwaukee Co Stadium where yours truly sold peanuts for several years.   There was some similarities b/t the parks despite the former having a much smaller capacity. 

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« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2021, 09:18:36 AM »
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

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« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2021, 09:53:37 AM »
The mid-90s Indians...the dynasty that never was.  

How'd that Cubs dynasty turn out?  
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2021, 10:57:48 AM »
about like the current Dodger's dynasty
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« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2021, 11:00:14 AM »
In my time watching baseball, I've seen 3 AL Central teams win a World Series, but the two who haven't (Indians/Tigers) were the two that had probably the longest championship windows.  Just could never get it done.

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« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2021, 09:00:31 AM »
Flashback: Hank Aaron becomes the home run king On April 8, 1974, Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth as the all-time home run leader with his 715th homer.


https://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=23070311
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« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2021, 10:47:29 PM »
Casey Mize tonight is the first time I've been a joyful Tigers fan in 7 years?

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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2021, 04:59:13 PM »
Looks like the Astros are having a bit of a COVID issue.  7 guys out now, including Altuve, Bregman, Alvarez and Maldonado.

Two guys in the starting lineup today making their MLB debuts, including OSU alum Ronnie Dawson.

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« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2021, 05:04:42 PM »
A lot of young Gators seem promising this year.
Jonathan India on CIN.
Buddy Reed on OAK.
And, of course, that stacked rotation we had of Singer, Puk, and Dunning.  
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« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2021, 06:50:32 PM »
A lot of young Gators seem promising this year.
Jonathan India on CIN.
Buddy Reed on OAK.
And, of course, that stacked rotation we had of Singer, Puk, and Dunning. 
Of course the Tigers nabbed Faedo out of that group.  Last seen having an ok, but nothing special, AA season in 2019.  Between a pandemic and Tommy John, making his next chance as a nearly 27 year old after missing two entire seasons.

Granted, the 2017 draft has been so underwhelming this far, there's really no "what if" guy

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« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2021, 10:43:55 PM »
I was OK with Cabrera's bad contract because (a) it wasn't my money and (b) I wanted to see him hit milestones in a Tigers uniform

But watching him become the worst player in baseball is painful.  He is 0 for his last 23.  His BA is down to .105.  His advanced metrics are worse.  On a night where the anemic Tigers offense scored 7 runs, he is 0-5 with 2 strikeouts and 2 GIDP.  3 times he has ended an inning at the plate, with a runner on 3rd.  Teice with 1 out.

Oh, and for the "washed up" crowd, he's 6 years younger than Tom Brady, 3 years younger than Albert Pujols.  Even though he's not juicing like Brady, I figured he'd at least be Pujols at this point in his career.  A .250ish DH with limited power.  Instead he's a .110 hitter with zero power.

 

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