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Poque
Sep 11, 2003

START ALMORA
EVERY DAY


Sydin posted:

Also I'm at work and lazy but McCullers responded by telling Bauer jealousy isn't a good look on him, and Bauer doubled down with something like "Nah man not jealous, I actually respect what you guys are doing, just annoyed MLB is selectively enforcing the rules."

This internet age of needling somebody until they bite back, then backing off and saying "calm down" needs to loving die already

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Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Always bet on Greg Holland (to blow it)

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/sta...9235888128?s=20

The Pussy Boss
Nov 2, 2004

Nice post.


OK can someone break down why this Josh Hader guy kicks so much rear end? Does he throw 105 mph? A slider with 5 feet of break? Disappearing splitfinger? Is it his intimidating arm tattoos? Gimme the deets, TIA.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


GeneX posted:

He's not actually that smart, though, even beyond being a chud

I think his interest in pitching and getting better at it and finding out more about how to do it is good and admirable, really, but every time he talks about anything beyond grip and motion it's just a complete firehose of bullshit.

GeneX
Sep 29, 2014

Pathetic.
Awful Games Done Quick 2018 Survivor



Inspector_666 posted:

I think his interest in pitching and getting better at it and finding out more about how to do it is good and admirable, really, but every time he talks about anything beyond grip and motion it's just a complete firehose of bullshit.

He's the big bang theory of pitchers

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


HOLY SHIIIIIIIT

https://twitter.com/ABREG_1/status/991393812164546562

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

my spin rate is rear end too

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark


Mods make the thread title “my spin rate is rear end” please

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

The Pussy Boss posted:

OK can someone break down why this Josh Hader guy kicks so much rear end? Does he throw 105 mph? A slider with 5 feet of break? Disappearing splitfinger? Is it his intimidating arm tattoos? Gimme the deets, TIA.

He throws mid to upper 90s and then has a sick nasty slider at low to mid 80s. He's really good at throwing hitters off balance moving the ball around and changing speeds.

Also meth.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Always bet on Greg Holland (to blow it)

Uh, my spin rate is a$$, if you please. This is a Christian forum.

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

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


Pillbug

Everyone in that twitter thread is dunking on Bauer, it's pretty great.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

START ALMORA
EVERY DAY


Salvor_Hardin posted:

Everyone in that twitter thread is dunking on Bauer, it's pretty great.

meanwhile Molly Knight keeps popping in to keep stirring it up and it's a really bad look

Nodoze
Aug 17, 2006

If it's only for a night I can live without you

If you read the exchange between Bauer and Molly Knight she asks him how he plans to deliver this news, and he replied "whatever way makes the most people mad"

I now like Trevor Bauer

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Poque posted:

meanwhile Molly Knight keeps popping in to keep stirring it up and it's a really bad look
She's been getting worse and worse on twitter the last couple years. She's done some great reporting in the past but it feels like something broke her brain after her book came out.

She's deep into the #Resistance twitter poo poo too

bawfuls fucked around with this message at May 1, 2018 around 19:28

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

Trevor Bauer is the I loving Love Science of baseball players.

Nodoze
Aug 17, 2006

If it's only for a night I can live without you

Poque posted:

meanwhile Molly Knight keeps popping in to keep stirring it up and it's a really bad look

Nothing wrong with stirring the pot

JoeCL
Jul 28, 2009

Wait! I have more things to say.

https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/991393090723303426

Bryce Harper is batting lead off!

edit: vvv The Nats ran out of outfielders startlingly fast this year. Eaton, Goodwin and Robles all on the DL. There are a couple of guys the Nats could stick there who play outfield but presumably the they want somebody who can actually hit the ball.

JoeCL fucked around with this message at May 1, 2018 around 19:33

Thom P. Tiers
May 29, 2008


Matt Adams: Outfielder, is still a thing?

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

START ALMORA
EVERY DAY


Nodoze posted:

Nothing wrong with stirring the pot

Poque posted:

This internet age of needling somebody until they bite back, then backing off and saying "calm down" needs to loving die already

Nodoze
Aug 17, 2006

If it's only for a night I can live without you


Stirring the pot and that are two different things

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!



https://twitter.com/Collin_McHugh/s...383748397715456

TheChirurgeon
Aug 7, 2002

Remember how good you are


Oven Wrangler

hahahaha god drat the dunking on Tyler is making my day

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Bregman isn't that far removed from getting wholly owned on twitter to the point of deleting his account so having a layup like this was nice

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

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


Pillbug

Nodoze posted:

If you read the exchange between Bauer and Molly Knight she asks him how he plans to deliver this news, and he replied "whatever way makes the most people mad"

I now like Trevor Bauer

Normally I give a pass for that poo poo but it's just him doing a dance puppets routine when people call him out for having extremely lovely opinions.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/sta...373280400560128

Bauer torn between "The Astros took MY idea and made their pitchers better, I deserve the credit" and "The Astros are dirty cheaters because Charlie Morton is better than me now"

also a pro tier reply

https://twitter.com/LMBRSSTRWBRRY/s...374463211098112

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

Trevor Bauer first pitcher to ever record themselves throwing a baseball, a true visionary.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


love that Bauer is now taking credit for Driveline

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Bauer probably calls himself the Edison of baseball science not knowing he's accurate for the wrong reasons

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Always bet on Greg Holland (to blow it)

Just keep moving those goalposts Bauer, you'll own them eventually.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/sta...376521532203009

*equates saliva to pine tar and calls it a day*

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


I thought he was accusing them of using pine tar the whole time?

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Onward to pie!


Maybe I lost the plot but I thought they were talking about Morton's gum as well

e: Yeah this is where Bauer entered the conversation

https://twitter.com/BauerOutage/sta...338575726829568

Good Dog
Oct 16, 2008

Who threw this cat at me?

Dinosaur Gum

"Just ignore him and let him drone on thinking he's a cut above the rest" is a good reply as well.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

VIVA PUIG


Eno has already written about this saga on the Athletic, quick turnaround!

https://theathletic.com/337974/2018...ms-to-think-so/

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


bawfuls posted:

Eno has already written about this saga on the Athletic, quick turnaround!

https://theathletic.com/337974/2018...ms-to-think-so/

From the looks of it, Eno's had something like that ready to go and this was the perfect excuse to add the topical references and hit publish.

Good Dog
Oct 16, 2008

Who threw this cat at me?

Dinosaur Gum

bawfuls posted:

Eno has already written about this saga on the Athletic, quick turnaround!

https://theathletic.com/337974/2018...ms-to-think-so/

Was just about to link this too.


That graph of Bauer's spin rate v velocity is pretty interesting. Non-insignificant change in spin rate the first inning of his last start if he were experimenting with a foreign substance just to see the results in a live game scenario. 2600rpm average on his fastball vs a career average of 2280rpm.

jit bull transpile
Jan 6, 2012

Aging with class is a gentleman's most important asset


Gary’s Answer

Popete posted:

He throws mid to upper 90s and then has a sick nasty slider at low to mid 80s. He's really good at throwing hitters off balance moving the ball around and changing speeds.

Also meth.

Also he works really fast. Like 5 seconds between pitches fast at times and it really fucks with the hitters focus.

Hand Row
May 28, 2001


The Pussy Boss posted:

OK can someone break down why this Josh Hader guy kicks so much rear end? Does he throw 105 mph? A slider with 5 feet of break? Disappearing splitfinger? Is it his intimidating arm tattoos? Gimme the deets, TIA.

He only really throws his fastball. He threw it over 80% of the time last year. He throws it generally at 94 mph and with an average spin rate. Yet the drat thing is unhittable. His arm slot is rare like Sale and is apparently and obviously hard as hell to pick up. Only plausible explanation I have seen.

His slider is nasty but he can struggle throwing it for a strike.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Always bet on Greg Holland (to blow it)

bawfuls posted:

Eno has already written about this saga on the Athletic, quick turnaround!

https://theathletic.com/337974/2018...ms-to-think-so/

I love how the very first comment points out that if the Astros are using pinetar then they should really give some to the bullpen because they suck.

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Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark


Trevor Bauer has me blocked on twitter so thanks for posting all the tweets confirming he's a dummy

also, saying stuff with the specific intent of getting people mad does nothing productive at all

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