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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by tellitlikeitis, Apr 6, 2015.

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  1. tellitlikeitis

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    The road to October begins now! Here are my predictions...

    AL West

    Anaheim
    Seattle
    Oakland
    Houston
    Dallas

    AL Central

    Detroit
    Kansas City
    Cleveland
    Chicago White Sox
    Minnesota (#2 pick in 2016)

    AL East

    Boston
    Toronto (Wild Card)
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    NY Yankees

    AL MVP: Mike Trout, Anaheim
    AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, Seattle
    AL Rookie of the Year: Devon Travis, Toronto

    NL West

    LA Dodgers
    San Francisco
    San Diego
    Arizona (#5 pick in 2016)
    Colorado (#4 pick in 2016)

    NL Central

    St. Louis
    Chicago Cubs (Wild Card)
    Pittsburgh (Wild Card)
    Cincinnati
    Milwaukee

    NL East

    Washington
    Miami
    NY Mets





    Atlanta (#3 pick in 2016)









    Philadelphia (#1 pick in the 2016 draft)

    NL MVP: Kris Bryant for all eternity, regardless of where the Cubs finish
    NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LA Dodgers
    NL Rookie of the Year: Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
     
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  2. Xercules

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    JD Martinez with the first HR of the season.
     
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    A-Rod's first at bat coming up in next half inning.
     
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    Here's a random question I had never considered before.

    I'm watching a college game (Houston vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) and ULL appealed a UH tag up at third base that ended up being a run scored. The announcers noted that the runner wasn't even close to leaving early, and as a matter of fact, really made a production of making sure he was on the bag as the ball was caught.

    That got me to thinking...why don't teams appeal basically every tag up? Although I'm sure each team has a designated coach that watches the tag ups of opposing teams, I have a hard time believing that there aren't at least a few every year that go unnoticed, and therefore uncalled.

    What's the risk? The worst case scenario is that it goes uncalled, which is where the team is to begin with. And it's not like it takes up a whole bunch of time, as it can be done in the time it would take the next batter to walk to the plate anyway. Is the fear that it would just irritate umpires to the point that you would never get that call anymore? To me, that seems like the only possible argument against it.

    Is there something obvious I'm missing that would keep a team from doing this?
     
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    It would irritate everyone.
     
  6. ItsMyFault

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    This game is amazing. Yankees and Red Sox in the 18th. Tied again.
     
  7. tellitlikeitis

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    19th.

    Officially, the game lasted 6 hours and 49 minutes. If the 16-minute delay to fix the lights was included, it would have been 7:05. Mark Teixeira celebrated his birthday in the 12th inning.
     
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    All 4 MLB players suspended for PEDs this year are pitchers.

    For some bizarre reason they've all been busted for stanozolol, the same anabolic steroid that was prevalent in the 60's-80's NFL. "No way you'll beat a test using stanozolol", was the quote I saw.
     
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    The Tigers are off to a great start 6-0.
     
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    The Royals are also 6-0 in the same division.
     
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    Mulder looks like a giant on baseball tonight. lol.
     
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    Chris Bryant Era has begun in Chicago.
     
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    You forgot the K's.
     
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    Oops forgot it was Kris , and pitcher today was Big Game James Shields. Not a bad pitcher to have 3ks against.
     
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    ARod is carrying the Yankees, Trout is off to a Ridiculous start. Tigers batting is doing well.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. <a href="http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ">http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ</a></p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/590364621296513025">April 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    YES SIR
     
  17. tellitlikeitis

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    Hope Bud's team loses over 100 this year.
     
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    http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/y...source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yordano Ventura started jawing with Eaton on a comebacker to mound. Ventura so far has gotten into it with Mike Trout, the A's &amp; now Eaton</p>&mdash; Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottMillerBbl/status/591424884640624640">April 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  19. tellitlikeitis

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    Hahahahahaha.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coming home, where he never should have left: Josh Hamilton close to returning to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rangers?src=hash">#Rangers</a> in deal with Angels <a href="http://t.co/VZjyfTFPpv">http://t.co/VZjyfTFPpv</a></p>&mdash; Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) <a href="https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/591732803420688384">April 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  20. Nick

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    Will be interesting to see what the Rangers have to give up... or if the Angels are simply desperate to dump him for $$$ and a bag of chips.
     
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