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IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...ery-july-1-2035

quote:

It's July 1, and we should be thinking about our Fourth of July holiday plans. But as baseball fans, we can't. Why? Because today is all about Bobby Bonilla.

A man who last played 5,381 days ago owns this day. Not just this July 1, but every July 1 through 2035. It's the day when the New York Mets pay him $1,193,248.20.


Traveling somewhere for a game? Check this poo poo out! (also contribute to it please because as of this posting only three posts have been made and two of them are about Ohio )

Carlosologist posted:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3855083

Speaking of travel plans, my thread is up! Please fill it up with good posts about places I've never been to so that I might go to them one day

GO MAKE DUMB PREDICTIONS AND TOXXES!



League Leaders page isn't working right now, I'll add them later.


https://i.imgur.com/cZ9mFtT.mp4

IcePhoenix fucked around with this message at Jul 23, 2018 around 11:51

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iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

HAPPY BOBBY BONILLA DAY

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


it bothers me that WCGB on the standings is based on the 2nd WC team for the current WC teams instead of the team that is first out

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect


Poque posted:

it bothers me that WCGB on the standings is based on the 2nd WC team for the current WC teams instead of the team that is first out

It's how far away you are from a playoff spot, not how far away you are from just missing.

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe


American umpire Michael DiMuro, briefly umpired in the Japanese Central League in an officially endorsed experiment designed to introduce American umpiring standards to Nippon Professional Baseball.

The experiment violently failed but revealed how culturally dissimilar were US and Japanese baseball.

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-06...-1975_1_di-muro

In 1997 in Gifu, a city west of Tokyo. Umpire Di Muro ejected slugger Yasuaki Taiho of the Chunichi Dragons who argued both strikes called against him. After the second argued call when Taiho refused to get back into the box

quote:

coaches at first and third bases, as well as the manager and a coach from the dugout, ran to home plate. Di Muro then ejected Taiho from the game.

As soon as he did, the first base coach put his hands on Di Muro's chest and argued with him. Then Taiho punched Di Muro in the chest. More players ran toward the scene, and the group shoved Di Muro away from home plate. Taiho swung at Di Muro again but missed.

Di Muro eventually was grabbed by Leo Gomez, the Dragon third baseman and a former player for the Baltimore Orioles. Di Muro said Gomez told him, "You've got to get out of there. They do this all the time over here."

Earlier in the season, Swallows manager Katsuya Nomura told anyone who would listen: "This American umpire is going to completely mess up Japanese baseball."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-sr...m?noredirect=on

After bailing from both the country and the cultural firewords his presence ignited, Di Muro was later the home plate ump for Halladay's perfecto.

How is this not a movie?

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE


I’d love to see a Japanese ump come over here and see how long it takes for the players to walk all over him.

Some Numbers
Sep 28, 2006

"LET'S GET DOWN TO WORK!!"

The Mariners have a better record than any team in the National League.

Some Numbers fucked around with this message at Jul 1, 2018 around 18:28

beejay
Apr 7, 2002



Toilet Rascal

Twitter thread of funny deferred contracts.

https://twitter.com/mikemayerMMO/st...295573779312640

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe


hahahahah

https://twitter.com/mikemayerMMO/st...305758816055296

(not Scherzer)

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe


Better than what the Nats are paying out to Scherzer.

divx
Aug 21, 2005



The Braves are still paying Bruce Sutter $1+ million a year until 2021. He retired after 1988.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



QFT

Pancakes
May 21, 2001



Big Super Slapstick Hunk

iospace posted:

Better than what the Nats are paying out to Scherzer.

But please consider: gently caress Ryan Braun

the popes toes
Oct 10, 2004

10 bucks says I'm safe


Is the bigger surprise Cleveland or Seattle? the answer is Seattle

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears


beejay posted:

Twitter thread of funny deferred contracts.

https://twitter.com/mikemayerMMO/st...295573779312640

I found this one a couple years ago and almost fell out of my drat chair

https://twitter.com/mikemayerMMO/st...312607229530114

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



"big" jonathan lester, who once went 0-54 or something to start his career, just belted his second career ding shot

Mustached Demon
Nov 12, 2016



Grimey Drawer

R.D. Mangles posted:

"big" jonathan lester, who once went 0-54 or something to start his career, just belted his second career ding shot

After working the count full.

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


Jon Lester hit a dinger https://twitter.com/cubs/status/101...2853799937?s=21

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Cubs up 6-1 and the Twins starter is out after 1.2 innings

GPTribefan
Jul 2, 2007
Something witty yet inspirational about the Cleveland Indians

Spoeank posted:

I found this one a couple years ago and almost fell out of my drat chair

https://twitter.com/mikemayerMMO/st...312607229530114

Don’t forget the Mets are ALSO still paying Bret Saberhagen through 2023 on the contract he signed in 1992.... they will be paying more than the league average salary to 3 players who are long retired.

I think Manny is still getting $2 million a year on that 2000 offseason contract from the Red Sox too....

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


does Manny still get free sushi

Troxartas
Jan 13, 2007

The Old Warhorse


Muldoon

More people upset(racist) about cool things in baseball

https://twitter.com/Bobalouga/statu...258650163425281

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

Congratulations Detroit for snapping your 11-game losing streak on the strength of... Zimmermann pitching 7 innings of 1 run ball???

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


This is pretty impressive

https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/statu...512171957968896

Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


https://twitter.com/cubs/status/101...4183321601?s=21

V: pretty loving sweet

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

by FactsAreUseless



This means they'll lose the next four games 1-0

Mr. Fix It
Oct 26, 2000

"I never killed a man in my whole life!"


reposting cuz i posted it at the end of the last thread
https://twitter.com/mrfixit42/statu...388534743425024

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

Mr. Fix It posted:

reposting cuz i posted it at the end of the last thread
https://twitter.com/mrfixit42/statu...388534743425024

I love my dead garbage division.

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

Smile through the tears


Troxartas posted:

More people upset(racist) about cool things in baseball

https://twitter.com/Bobalouga/statu...258650163425281

Rob's having a bad day

https://twitter.com/kranzman/status/1013266964813369344

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

"its about respect! its about respect!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into Ty Cobb

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Wait til he sees Pedro Strop

Tom Gorman
Apr 30, 2004

Out here, everything hurts

Buglord

Baseball needs more hip hop and less Robs imo

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE


So, Twins. How bout that Lance Lynn, eh? Great pickup, huh?

Abel Wingnut
Dec 23, 2002



https://twitter.com/flippingbats/st...23post485691586

yes, i know this was posted in the last thread, but this really should be posted on every page of every forum that exists. make this happen forever. mlb, your problem isn't length of game, or even tempo of game, it's relatability. let your players be themselves. this isn't hard.

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


https://twitter.com/FareedNBCS/stat...544457675816960

ScottyJSno
Aug 16, 2010


rickiep00h posted:

I’d love to see a Japanese ump come over here and see how long it takes for the players to walk all over him.

Easy now that's a big brush to be painting with.

Some Numbers
Sep 28, 2006

"LET'S GET DOWN TO WORK!!"

Ms sweep the Royals on the backs of Paxton and Diaz. They've won 7 in a row and are a half game behind the Astros.

July is going to fun.

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

What an insane weekend of baseball Twins @ Cubs, roughly a billion runs scored.

Definetly gonna be keeping an eye on this absolute unit, Willians Astudillo who apparently never strikes out.



Might even have a chance to see him in person this week as I'll be in the Minneapolis area.

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE


ScottyJSno posted:

Easy now that's a big brush to be painting with.

As soon as players and managers catch the drift that they won’t get ejected they’ll argue any and everything because they’re gigantic children. The game would grind to a halt.

Unless people took something else from the “American ump enforces rules differently from the foreign league he’s in and it has predictable comedic results” story than I did, I dunno.

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Strasburgs UCL
Jul 28, 2009

Hang in there little buddy


The Nats aren't very good and aren't gonna make the playoffs.

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