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alpha_destroy
Mar 22, 2010

Billy Butler: Fat Guy by Day, Doubles Machine by Night


Here is my shameless plug:

Salvador Perez


What can I say about the guy? He's fun. And he clearly has fun:


He's also pretty good. He might not be 4 time gold glove good. But he has four gold gloves:


He celebrates wins with a gatorade bath and the Salvy Splash is popular enough the white house (the old cool white house) referenced it when the Royals won the series:
https://twitter.com/Royals/status/753614153680510976

Also Salvy is a career 3 for 3 on stolen bases. He stole one tonight!

And while SAS is all about the Beltre-Andrus bromance, but Salvy-Cain is also quality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n4NE9S_2yo

Screw it, you should vote for LoCain too. They both deserve it:

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YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Day 3

Ballot count: 15 (as of yesterday before I fell asleep)

First of all, I need to admit that I had neither Salvador Pérez nor Lorenzo Cain on my ballot and I am deeply sorry because they are both wonderful and I might literally cry if/when they are ever on separate teams.

Second of all, fun facts! I forgot how to make bullet points, so...

-There are now 76 players with at least one loved vote, and 70 players with at least one hated vote. Once again, you hate harder than you love, as the top three hateds have 189 combined points and the top three loveds have 145.

-The AL East has the most players with at least one hate-point. The AL East also has the most players with at least one love-point. The AL Central has the fewest hated players, and the NL West has the fewest loved.

-The love/hate overlap has expanded to six players. I wonder how many will make it into the top 25.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs

Grimey Drawer

I need to amend my votes, is urgent.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Popete posted:

I need to amend my votes, is urgent.

I haven't even tabulated your votes yet, feel free to send me another email.

Reminder,

YeahTubaMike posted:

Everyone gets one do-over. JUST ONE.

Vote carefully.

edit: also do-overs should be in the form of email, please

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



I'm standing by my votes

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Tiny Blessings


Bob James posted:

Be sure to vote for everyone's favorite beefy lad.



I in fact did not forget about Bartolo

Tony Phillips
Feb 9, 2006


The M's have been poo poo for so long I don't even care about division rivals anymore. I'm actually having trouble finding players to hate. It's just a handful of the usual no fun allowed assholes and a couple dummies that spouted off about their politics.

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009


Just stopping by with a reason why you should like Javy Baez

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Miz Kriss posted:

Just stopping by with a reason why you should like Javy Baez



I loved this even harder because Harper didn't seem impressed or complimentary, just pissed off

ego symphonic
Feb 23, 2010



Poque posted:

I loved this even harder because Harper didn't seem impressed or complimentary, just pissed off

Good.

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

Coming in the club with that fresh shit on with something crazy on my arm


Can MLB players who are currently playing in other leagues be voted for? I'm guessing no but I want to make sure before I omit Manny from my ballot.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004


Miz Kriss posted:

Just stopping by with a reason why you should like Javy Baez



from LITERALLY the same game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0_IkTNZXM

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



In honor of this morning's Twitter storm, a refresher that Jake Arrieta sucks:

https://twitter.com/JArrieta34/stat...372720015523840

Also, Collin McHugh does not:

https://twitter.com/Collin_McHugh/s...332730328248320

(This post probably doesn't have much appeal to Republicans)

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Day 5

Ballot count: 18

More fun facts!

The way I've been counting your votes is by putting them all into two spreadsheets. I copied every player's name out of each team's Wikipedia entry in order to make the spreadsheet, along with team, division, and each player's position.

I say this to preface the fact that you are all some grudge-having motherfuckers. I barely even have to scroll around the "most hated" spreadsheet to add points when I sort the sheet Z -> A on the total points column. Hate some new people, drat it!

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


My most hated list is essentially made up of 3 types of baseball player:

1. guys who beat their wives or are otherwise pieces of poo poo
2. guys who are hella right-wing and say dumb poo poo
3. guys who always beat up my poor poor Blue Jays

my most loved list is full of blatant homerism and then dudes who seem fun

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


My most hated list is basically the same, people who have intentionally hurt/tried to hurt people (on or off the field) and people with reprehensible opinions. I almost put one guy on there for having a lovely ill-thought-out tattoo, but then I remembered that homophobia exists.

Speaking of blatant homer votes, Jacob deGrom is starting against the Padres tonight. Just saying.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004


MY LEAST FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER IS WHATEVER CUB IS HITTING WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



4 of my most-hated from last year are no longer in baseball, but they were mostly lower on the list. Ryan Braun is like a goddamn rash. Come the nuclear apocalypse he'll be shooting up with radioactive PED's and accusing cockroaches of antisemitism for questioning his stats.

Dutchy
Jul 8, 2010


My list is basically pure spite cuz I don't follow mlb news closely enough to know who all beats their wife etc

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Are people still hating on McCann for being "The Fun Police" even though it hasn't been true for years?

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



Inspector_666 posted:

Are people still hating on McCann for being "The Fun Police" even though it hasn't been true for years?

baseball is too fun now to find 10 people worth hating so his legacy lives on.

Patrick Spens
Jul 21, 2006

"Every fighter says they've got guts, But how many have actually seen 'em?"


Pancakes posted:

In honor of this morning's Twitter storm, a refresher that Jake Arrieta sucks:

https://twitter.com/JArrieta34/stat...372720015523840


That tweet is good though.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



Patrick Spens posted:

That tweet is good though.

Arrieta has only one good tweet, which he made right before he clowned the Pirates in the WCG in 2015:

tadashi
Feb 20, 2006



Pancakes posted:

In honor of this morning's Twitter storm, a refresher that Jake Arrieta sucks:

https://twitter.com/JArrieta34/stat...372720015523840

Also, Collin McHugh does not:

https://twitter.com/Collin_McHugh/s...332730328248320

(This post probably doesn't have much appeal to Republicans)

gently caress. I should amend my votes to vote for my neighbor (well, he's somewhere in my city).

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



May I offer a rebuttal?

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006




There are still hundreds of players in baseball who are both a) in great shape and b) not gigantic shitheads.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



I'm definitely not making the argument for him to be on anybody's favorites list, he's certainly not on mine and my Arrieta shirtsey has gone unworn for awhile now. Just suggesting that maybe he doesn't belong on a list of least favorites.

also I would like to submit Willson Contreras for everybody's consideration, for being amazing at the plate, fantastic behind the plate (his pitch calling/framing can still improve but he's young), and a super cool dude IRL:

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/video/cont...683?tid=8878538

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW-t_k6lori/?taken-by=cubs

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006




I'd have no problem with you arguing that he isn't a shithead (though others may disagree), but you seem to be arguing instead that his shitheadedness is balanced out by the fact he's in good shape, which a) doesn't excuse it in any way and b) is hardly unique amongst professional athletes.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003



it is a joke that he is hot and these hot pictures of him exist

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006




Oh I see.

Ha ha.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Poque posted:

May I offer a rebuttal?



Javy Baez is sexier and awesomer, so rebuttal denied.

Also, I've only gotten one ballot since July 23 so I don't really have any new fun facts or anything, sorry. Only two days left!

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011


Next time we do this there needs to be a 3rd list.

"What major leaguer's hand would you most like to hold?"

WienerDog
Apr 8, 2007
Resident Rocking Dachshund

I just sent in my lists. Looking forward to the results.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Paul Zuvella posted:

Next time we do this there needs to be a 3rd list.

"What major leaguer's hand would you most like to hold?"

I mean, I definitely made it clear in the OP that voting based around player dreaminess was allowed/encouraged, so I don't even know what to say. Also, someone had a handsomest player thread and that was fun for a while.

Unless you mean some sort of platonic handholding thing in which case I have no idea. There was a game in which Seth Lugo talked about his curveball, and demonstrated different grips with a ball as he explained, and I thought to myself that he had much prettier hands than I would expect a major league pitcher to have.

Pancakes
May 21, 2001

I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.



My last lobbying post, I promise.
Were you wanting to vote for a Cub as a favorite player but concerned that Bryant, Rizzo or Baez were too obvious of choices? Well you should still vote for Javy because he's adorable, but let me introduce you to Jon "The Federalist" Jay.

His name allows for a very large docket of puns in the GDT's.
He holds the record for most consecutive errorless innings in center field, a record he took from my all-time favorite player: Curt Flood.
Circus catches? He can do circus catches. https://youtube.com/watch?v=SGfCarIhf7w
Does he get along with the fans? Oh yeah.
http://www.foxsports.com/midwest/st...ab-start-052715
He currently has the best batting average on the Cubs' lineup.
And of course, position player who pitches https://youtube.com/watch?v=dofpY70-KdY

alpha_destroy
Mar 22, 2010

Billy Butler: Fat Guy by Day, Doubles Machine by Night


Pancakes posted:

My last lobbying post, I promise.
Were you wanting to vote for a Cub as a favorite player but concerned that Bryant, Rizzo or Baez were too obvious of choices? Well you should still vote for Javy because he's adorable, but let me introduce you to Jon "The Federalist" Jay.

Sure, but I airways end up acquiring him in the Show/OOTP and he always tanks for me.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


I apologize for my lack of update frequency, I am having the week from hell (lost wallet, missed replacement card packages, long-lost relatives trying to make appearances, etc.). The dust is settled now.

Pancakes posted:

My last lobbying post, I promise.

[a bunch of cool stuff about Jon Jay]

This is a shame -- lobbying posts are good and highly encouraged, especially since there's only about 1 1/2 days left to vote! Lobby your little heart out!

Day 9

Ballot count: 21

There is finally one player who has earned over 100 points.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


Not to show my voting hand, but it's moments like these that make me feel good about my favorites (and least favorites) vote:

http://deadspin.com/giancarlo-stant...illi-1797293945

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


That was a great moment. The Marlins in general are an underrated team, personality-wise, especially given that José Fernández didn't even crack the top 25 last year.

Also, FRIENDLY REMINDER: that you have until 11:59pm tonight to submit your ballots!

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The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



YeahTubaMike posted:

Day 3


-The AL East has the most players with at least one hate-point. The AL East also has the most players with at least one love-point.

this ones on me

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