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2 minutes ago, theatremouse said:

The ESPN crew seemed totally bored in Subway Series G2. The stupid box score phone number thing, resetting one's password on one's phone, do you shower if you go out to dinner between games of a split doubleheader. By the fifth inning I was like, look I know the Mets have a huge lead, but it's the Mets so it's not safe and are ya gonna talk about the game at all? Or even just baseball?

You should let them know this.  They'd be thrilled someone is actually watching.

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Late to post this but I join many Royals fans in wishing the best for Big Papi.

He was in DR for Yordana Ventura's funeral -- greeting visitors outside the family home, and keeping a close watch on Ace's mother.

For this alone, he'll always have a special place in our hearts.

Get well soon!

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Boy, new callup Yordan Alvarez definitely has the power that’s been advertised. Two games, homer in each game. And he almost knocked over the second baseman with the celebratory high five (third picture).

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Later this month, the Mets will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 World Champs. Weird question: should the 1999 team get honored as well? I know they didn't even win the pennant, but they had one of the wildest rides in the team's history. If things had broken a little differently, they could have been been the first team to lose the first three LCS games and forced a Game 7.

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The Rangers retired Adrian Beltre's number last week and Elvis Andrus couldn't resist touching his head one last time.

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Mariano Rivera and I are the same age.

So it MUST have been a misprint that he is going to make his first start in the Old-Timers game next weekend.

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There are no more active MLB players born in the 1970s, as far as I can see. CC Sabathia, born in 1980, will retire after this season. I'M starting to feel old. 😂

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27 minutes ago, smittykins said:

That is, unless Big Sexy finds a team that will sign him...

Of all the players from the 1997 Indians team that made it to the World Series (which we should have won!!!!!), I never would have guessed in a million years that Bartolo would be the last one standing. The players the Tribe traded him for in 2002 retired before he did!!!!

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10 hours ago, mojoween said:

Mariano Rivera and I are the same age.

So it MUST have been a misprint that he is going to make his first start in the Old-Timers game next weekend.

Mariano is the best! During BP one game in Oakland, the pitchers were shagging flies in the outfield. I was out in the bleachers early for a good seat. Mariano caught a ball, and I yelled, "Mariano! Pelota!" A bunch of kids were in the area with me, and he tossed the ball up to us. I backed off and let one of the kids grab it. I helped the kids say "GRACIAS Mariano! "

A sweet moment. 😊

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14 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

Mariano is the best! During BP one game in Oakland, the pitchers were shagging flies in the outfield. I was out in the bleachers early for a good seat. Mariano caught a ball, and I yelled, "Mariano! Pelota!" A bunch of kids were in the area with me, and he tossed the ball up to us. I backed off and let one of the kids grab it. I helped the kids say "GRACIAS Mariano! "

A sweet moment. 😊

You're as kind as Mariano. You did all of the hard work but gave the ball to a snotty-nosed kid. 

...And this is why you're a good person, and I'll be lucky if my children visit me in the code-violating nursing home they're going to stick me in one day.

Phillies vs. Braves for control of the NL East. Nick Pivetta is probably starting for the Phillies. We'll see how that goes. He's been pretty good lately. 

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1 hour ago, topanga said:

You're as kind as Mariano. You did all of the hard work but gave the ball to a snotty-nosed kid. 

I agree!! A couple of months ago, I went to a doubleheader in Cleveland between the Indians and Braves. I sat down the left field line, which is foul ball central. One landed a couple of rows away from me - and a kid was trying to get it when some guy, probably in his thirties, dove right in front of him and claimed the ball for himself. I felt bad for the poor little boy, and several people in our section booed and gave the guy the stink eye. In a situation like that, give the ball to the kid already.

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Andrew Mccutchen had surgery for his ACL today and is out for the season. He's is currently live tweeting the Phillies game which is awesome. I am very sad he won't be able to play this year because I love him.  I always enjoyed watching him play and wished he was on my team and now that he is even better than I had thought .

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8 minutes ago, smittykins said:

Depends on who we’re giving up, though.

Aaron Judge . . . ‘s thirdborn son. If it were the Mets? deGrom and Thor.

Speaking of, they’re wearing the pinstripes tonight. Cardinals have the blue unis. Very retro.

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Anyone else watch this Padres/Rockies game? It's basically a little league game. Was 8-5 by the second. (I know high scoring games are not unusual in Colorado but this one felt silly for how early in the game both teams had huge innings).

But I digress.

The announcer was doing a really weird thing. When he'd call the score he kept emphasizing the wrong number. For example, at the start of the second it was 6-3. Then the Padres scored 2 runs. He says "Now it's SIX to five." Half-inning later he did it again. Rockies scored 2 and he called it "Eight to FIVE." He kept emphasizing the number that had not changed. I realize in the grand scheme of things this is relatively minor, but it totally distracted me.

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6 hours ago, smittykins said:

With Stanton and Judge coming back, I hope the Yankees can find a way to keep Maybin.

ME TOO.  Three dingers in three days has to mean something.

I feel badly for Edwin for the 0-fer yesterday.  Perhaps he was gripping the bat too hard.  Or maybe he missed his beard, heh.

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1 hour ago, mojoween said:

I am claiming Max Scherzer as exhibit A why the DH is the best idea.

If you haven't seen it, here it is. Wow. That's so unlucky. Totally would have expected that from a Met.

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7 hours ago, theatremouse said:

I'm claiming it as evidence that pitchers need to be better at bunting.

But that’s the thing!  He was practicing to get better and bam.  If they had a DH, he would have been doing something safer at BP.

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I was at the Twins - Red Sox last night and little did I know that when we left at the top of the ninth, the game wasn't even half over.

But we won!!!

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5 hours ago, mojoween said:

But that’s the thing!  He was practicing to get better and bam.  If they had a DH, he would have been doing something safer at BP.

I know he was, but you have to be using TERRRRIBLE form to foul a bunt back at your face. I mean, I'm not a monster. I feel bad for the guy breaking his nose. But I'm suggesting his baseline skill at bunting should've prevented him from doing that. It wasn't a real in-game pitch that might've had some funky spin or something. This is BP. Pitchers especially, but players in general have gotten so bad at bunting at the highest level it's embarrassing. Should've learned this in high school - and maintained the skill. There are a few simple minor basics that once you get right, other than funky movement and spin on the ball from a really good pitch, laying down a solid bunt is easy. It's a pet peeve of mine, having nothing to do with Scherzer, but I get so annoyed when I see a major league pitcher fouling off bunt after bunt or popping them up. Being decent at bunting is like expecting a pitcher to know how not to balk. It's a basic requirement of the position. And you can tell when they go up there when a guy doesn't know how to do it properly. It's visually obvious when they're basically just flailing.

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Last night, deGrom almost went the deStance. He got one Brave out in the ninth, but gave up two solo homers. Robert Gsellman got the last two years. The Daily News posted this headline at the top, above the Yankees cover: "PEN GETS TWO OUTS!"

Actually, that was the delivery edition I got today. I'm at a library, and that was the main back cover story in the edition I just saw, complete  with big font. So, yeah, that's the state of the Mets today.

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I love him so much...

Yeah, we’ll see if they can find room for you, Aaron.  Might be tough.

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32 minutes ago, mojoween said:

According to a blurb I just saw David Ortiz was not the target.  That is TERRIBLE.

. . . how?!? What, were they fans of Big Papi, and they thought they were attacking Kenan Thompson, a guy that makes fun of him?!?

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6 hours ago, mojoween said:

I love him so much...

Yeah, we’ll see if they can find room for you, Aaron.  Might be tough.

If Clint Frazier had displayed that kind of humility, maybe people throughout MLB wouldn't be calling him a crybaby right now!!

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10 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

Last night, deGrom almost went the deStance. He got one Brave out in the ninth, but gave up two solo homers. Robert Gsellman got the last two years. The Daily News posted this headline at the top, above the Yankees cover: "PEN GETS TWO OUTS!"

Actually, that was the delivery edition I got today. I'm at a library, and that was the main back cover story in the edition I just saw, complete  with big font. So, yeah, that's the state of the Mets today.

Since I live in Charlotte these days - we went to see the Mets play the Braves in Atlanta in April - I got to watch the Braves broadcast.  Turned on the game in the 8th inning.  Bottom of the ninth, Braves have one out, Mets are up 10 - 0, and the Braves announcer says "Two outs away from a complete game shutout."  Next pitch ends up in the stands past the right field wall, and the announcer says "Well, there goes the shutout."  Next pitch Brave batter hits the second consecutive HR, and it was the end of even the complete game as deGrom gets replaced...

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:55 PM, mojoween said:

I am claiming Max Scherzer as exhibit A why the DH is the best idea.

I know this sounds awful, but I kept expecting someone to add the audio of Marcia Brady crying, "Oh, my nose!" to that video!!

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Max is a bad ass, struck out then Phillies last night with a broken nose and a black eye.  I'm glad he's on my favorite team.

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