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Topic: ~2022 MLB Thread~

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OrangeAfroMan

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2022, 12:28:51 AM »


“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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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2022, 07:04:42 PM »
May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'Ted Williams had a career batting average of 344 and hit 521 home runs. He had 19 All-Star Game appearances, 6 batting titles and 2 MVPs. The greatest, ever. ULTIMATEBASEBALLTRAINING INSTAGRAM'
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2022, 07:11:41 PM »
https://criticalflame.org/the-greatest-facing-ted-williams/
Bob Feller, the man Ted called the best pitcher he ever faced, noted that "trying to throw a fastball by him was like trying to sneak a sunbeam past a rooster in the morning . . . very difficult!" Feller added the obvious, that Williams "had a good eye and very good hand-eye coordination, which is what made him so great." 

from van meter Iowa BTW FF
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2022, 07:16:41 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2022, 07:25:27 PM »
Evidently early in their careers Feller dominated Williams after like '48(The last Cleveland Championship) Teddy ballgame flipped the script.Later how ever On the subject of pitchers, in Ted's autobiography written with John Underwood, Ted opines regarding Bob Lemon (a sinker-ball specialist) pitching for the Cleveland Indians around 1951: "I have to rate Lemon as one of the very best pitchers I ever faced. His ball was always moving, hard, sinking, fast-breaking. You could never really uhmmmph with Lemon."

Damn Indians had some great clubs before i was around.Maybe the almighty might let us take a trip back in time  but the 60s/70s/80s :o SMDH  interesting and a lot of characters however
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2022, 07:53:35 PM »
"Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw, but (Joe) DiMaggio was the greatest all around player." - Bob Feller

"I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game."  (Bob Feller


Babe Ruth may have built it, but on April 30, 1946, Bob Feller was the Man of the House at Yankee Stadium, tossing the second no-hitter of his legendary Cleveland Indians career during a 1-0 Tribe victory in front of more than 38,000 fans in the Bronx.

Feller struck out 11 and walked five Yankees, allowing just one baserunner to get as far as third during a game that lasted 2:14.

Cleveland catcher Frank Hayes launched a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning against New York starter Bill Bevens for the only run of the afternoon. Bevens nearly equaled Feller, striking out five while scattering seven hits. Feller later credited Hayes not only with hitting the game-winner against Bevens, but also for his work behind the plate.


It was the first no-hitter in Yankee Stadium history and the first time the Bronx Bombers had been held without a hit since Indians righty Ray Caldwell did so in a 3-0 win during the 1919 season.

Bob Feller

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2022, 08:04:13 PM »
https://invinciblenglish.blogspot.com/2009/10/but-i-fear-indians-of-cleveland.html
From Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
When I come back you can tell me about the baseball.”
“The Yankees cannot lose.”
“But I fear the Indians of Cleveland.”

all before free agency of course
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2022, 11:09:10 PM »
Feller is the answer to most age-related young-pitcher trivia questions as Mel Ott is the answer to most hitter questions of the same ilk.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2022, 07:32:09 PM »
I would obviously prefer baseball to not baseball, but by cancelling the first two series of the year, Detroit misses a season opening west coast trip to Seattle and Oakland, so I don't hate that for maintaining a playoff narrative for longer

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2022, 05:07:07 PM »
Beisbol es back!
Full season scheduled, tentatively.
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2022, 09:15:45 AM »
Sign Freddie.

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2022, 01:42:10 PM »
There should be a flurry of FA signings the likes of which we've never seen.  
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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2022, 02:36:10 PM »
This reminds me of why I dislike rankings, I just take that Ted Williams was very obviously ONE OF the greatest hitters of all time.  I'd put some others in the group without a particular effort to rank them, they can all be tied at the top as far as I care.

Kinda hard to leave out Ty Cobb on the short list.

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Re: ~2022 MLB Thread~
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2022, 02:53:12 PM »
Huh?
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