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IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida





https://twitter.com/GDubCub/status/1298825015488634882
https://twitter.com/billplunkettocr...797207760470016








A super cool search tool that basically has every pitch archived with video

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast_search


https://twitter.com/NBCSGiants/stat...862880944553986
https://twitter.com/never1959/statu...198428872773632

IcePhoenix posted:

Who wants to see a baseball break the sound barrier?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqidD7kVnxY

IcePhoenix fucked around with this message at 03:47 on Sep 18, 2020

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Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006



this thread title makes me sad I missed out on getting an "A-CAB" jersey when he was a Met

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

The Cardinals will never participate in a meaningful trade deadline deal ever again

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008






Gravy Boat 2k

gently caress the Rangers

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


Interesting

https://twitter.com/byrobertmurray/...0202531841?s=21

Wonder if it was a medical concern

Bregor
May 31, 2013

People are idiots, Leslie.


All CraigKimbrels Are Bad

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006



deGrom last night went 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K and took the loss because Alonso made an error leading to 3 unearned runs

Bregor
May 31, 2013

People are idiots, Leslie.


Hey Siri show me a completely tone-deaf message

https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/1300825798769889285

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


Lol

https://twitter.com/pirates/status/...3379295232?s=21

rickiep00h
Aug 16, 2010

BATDANCE




Julio Cruz posted:

deGrom last night went 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K and took the loss because Alonso made an error leading to 3 unearned runs

I have no idea how deGrom hasn't murdered someone. Aside from Mike Trout, I can't think of someone whose talent is so routinely wasted. (I have a feeling Tatis is going to run along the same lines for a long, long while, if the Padres are any indication.)

edit: (and machado I suppose, since even the two of them together with clevinger can't beat the Dodgers, I'm pretty sure.)

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

NICE POST, BITCH


Bregor posted:

Hey Siri show me a completely tone-deaf message

https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/1300825798769889285
here's what they deleted:

https://twitter.com/Chris_Cwik/stat...838588628774919


V:

https://twitter.com/StephenNelson/s...839370866470917

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



Fun Shoe

can someone explain that to me

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

NICE POST, BITCH


The Red Sox tweeted in celebration of resetting their luxury tax penalty.

Bregor
May 31, 2013

People are idiots, Leslie.


https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/1300838080652496896

lol

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



Fun Shoe

why is that bad?

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Doctor Rope

Julio Cruz posted:

deGrom last night went 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K and took the loss because Alonso made an error leading to 3 unearned runs

rickiep00h posted:

I have no idea how deGrom hasn't murdered someone. Aside from Mike Trout, I can't think of someone whose talent is so routinely wasted. (I have a feeling Tatis is going to run along the same lines for a long, long while, if the Padres are any indication.)

edit: (and machado I suppose, since even the two of them together with clevinger can't beat the Dodgers, I'm pretty sure.)

deGrom is so good that his ERA went down after that game. Sunshine Superman indeed!

Bregor
May 31, 2013

People are idiots, Leslie.


bewbies posted:

why is that bad?

I mean if you think billionaires slashing payroll to get avoid a tax they could easily afford while the product on the field has a .340 winning percentage with a 6 ERA is worthy of celebration, then it's not bad I guess

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

NICE POST, BITCH


bewbies posted:

why is that bad?
lol they traded away a generational talent and drove the team into the gutter just to save the billionaire owner a little money

That billionaire also owns Liverpool FC btw, one of the most valuable soccer clubs in the world (who just won the Premier League)

can you piece it together now?

The Pussy Boss
Nov 2, 2004



Bregor posted:

I mean if you think billionaires slashing payroll to get avoid a tax they could easily afford while the product on the field has a .340 winning percentage with a 6 ERA is worthy of celebration, then it's not bad I guess

If the alternative is a .400 winning percentage, a barren farm system and less money to spend in future seasons then... Yes, it kinda is? Red sox wouldn't be a winning team this year with Mookie, and Verdugo is off to a great start in Boston.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters


In fairness to the Red Sox (I know, I know), this has been their approach. Go way over the cap, reset, then spend again. The fact that there were ways they could've done that without trading Mookie (like not splashing 50 million a season on Eovaldi and Sale) is why the Mookie trade was more about FSG not wanting to have anyone on the books for greater than 10 years than tax concerns, but that's harder to sell to the fans I guess so instead it's that dastardly luxury tax's fault.

Regardless that tweet celebrating the reset was dumb as gently caress.

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

NICE POST, BITCH


The Pussy Boss posted:

If the alternative is .. less money to spend in future seasons
This is an entirely self-imposed false dichotomy

Again, Henry owns two of the what, top-20 most valuable sports franchises in the world?

bawfuls fucked around with this message at 17:54 on Sep 1, 2020

Bregor
May 31, 2013

People are idiots, Leslie.


The Pussy Boss posted:

If the alternative is a .400 winning percentage, a barren farm system and less money to spend in future seasons then... Yes, it kinda is? Red sox wouldn't be a winning team this year with Mookie, and Verdugo is off to a great start in Boston.

Having that as a strategy is one thing (that I still disagree with but whatever), spiking the football on Twitter that you spent less of a billionaire's money is another.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters


bawfuls posted:

This is an entirely self-imposed false dichotomy

Again, Henry owns two of the what, top-20 most valuable sports franchises in the world?

And they don't run either club like they have an unlimited money spigot, just look at what Liverpool's done (or hasn't) in the transfer market this window.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



Fun Shoe

bawfuls posted:

lol they traded away a generational talent and drove the team into the gutter just to save the billionaire owner a little money

That billionaire also owns Liverpool FC btw, one of the most valuable soccer clubs in the world (who just won the Premier League)

can you piece it together now?

HE DOES? (i've been an LFC supporter for 30 years. also they're bleeding money right now but that's neither here nor there)

anyway, i was assuming it was something racist or otherwise insensitive, that's quite a reaction to a post about baseball finances but i'm glad the red sox realized their terrible error

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


There isn't going to be a team in the league over the CBT threshold in 2021 and it's gonna be a huge clusterfuck going into CBA negotiations

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009

NICE POST, BITCH


Hopefully it adds to the sense of urgency among the players union regarding the need to hold strong and claw back some of that lucre.

bewbies posted:

HE DOES? (i've been an LFC supporter for 30 years. also they're bleeding money right now but that's neither here nor there)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenway_Sports_Group

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

I for one am absolutely OK with using the Red Sox as a blood bank to build up and maintain Liverpool, long may it continue

Darude - Adam Sandstorm
Aug 16, 2012

Saviour, thy name is Knuckle


https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi/statu...849659557052417


Kendall Williams is a pretty interesting prospect. He's 6'6 and young as hell. Borderling top 10 Jays prospect coming into the season and I'm surprised the Jays were ok with trading someone like that, but I guess they've decided to accelerate the timeline.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



bawfuls posted:

lol they traded away a generational talent and drove the team into the gutter just to save the billionaire owner a little money

That billionaire also owns Liverpool FC btw, one of the most valuable soccer clubs in the world (who just won the Premier League)

can you piece it together now?

It's not like they've given away a generational talent for money before

I'll have to check on that though in case I'm remembering wrong

e: regarding luxury tax, they should make the tax go to the rest of the players in the league split evenly Instead of just putting it on the other owners' pockets

Intruder fucked around with this message at 19:00 on Sep 1, 2020

Gerblederp
Dec 4, 2009



Intruder posted:

It's not like they've given away a generational talent for money before

I'll have to check on that though in case I'm remembering wrong

e: regarding luxury tax, they should make the tax go to the rest of the players in the league split evenly Instead of just putting it on the other owners' pockets

give it all to the indentured servants in the minors imo

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


Darude - Adam Sandstorm posted:

https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi/statu...849659557052417


Kendall Williams is a pretty interesting prospect. He's 6'6 and young as hell. Borderling top 10 Jays prospect coming into the season and I'm surprised the Jays were ok with trading someone like that, but I guess they've decided to accelerate the timeline.

I thought I posted this earlier. I am not sure where that post ended up!

I wonder if they assume that with the core developing for another year means that they should be contending for a playoff spot next year.

Also, the Jays designate Vogelbach, Drury, and Gaviglio for assignment. I just looked, and Drury has a -1.1 WAR in 49 PA. I am impressed with that number.

Darude - Adam Sandstorm
Aug 16, 2012

Saviour, thy name is Knuckle


Twin Cinema posted:

I thought I posted this earlier. I am not sure where that post ended up!

I wonder if they assume that with the core developing for another year means that they should be contending for a playoff spot next year.

Also, the Jays designate Vogelbach, Drury, and Gaviglio for assignment. I just looked, and Drury has a -1.1 WAR in 49 PA. I am impressed with that number.

Why he wasn't non tendered in the offseason is beyond me.

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


Rest in peace. Terrible. https://twitter.com/jonheyman/statu...7198294016?s=21

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

Gerblederp posted:

give it all to the indentured servants in the minors imo

Was gonna say, can you imagine how much even a couple hundred extra bucks would mean to a minor leaguer vs. someone on the major league minimum

I guess split it evenly among all the pros and give the major leaguers a chance for the good PR of kicking it down the ladder or to some charity etc.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer


Is the new chud thing to respond to tweets about covid deaths with ďok now tell me what preexisting conditions he hadĒ? Because even for them thatís pretty loving horrid.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Another skit?!



Big Mean Jerk posted:

Is the new chud thing to respond to tweets about covid deaths with ďok now tell me what preexisting conditions he hadĒ? Because even for them thatís pretty loving horrid.

Yeah that's the new denialism. Anyone who gets covid and dies isn't actually killed by covid if they've ever had the sniffles before

e: vvv I see a lot of "oh they were immunocrompromised so they were susceptible to anything, covid isn't that big a deal" kind of stuff too

Intruder fucked around with this message at 22:45 on Sep 1, 2020

more falafel please
Feb 26, 2005

forums poster



Big Mean Jerk posted:

Is the new chud thing to respond to tweets about covid deaths with ďok now tell me what preexisting conditions he hadĒ? Because even for them thatís pretty loving horrid.

The new meme going around is that 94% of SO-CALLED COVID DEATHS are from other causes, like heart failure (caused by COVID), pneumonia (caused by COVID) etc. This is because of how death certificates are written up -- the immediate cause of death (heart failure) is listed as the cause of death, although the conditions that led to the immediate cause (COVID) are also listed. In other news, 99% of people who died "falling off of buildings" were actually killed by completely separate conditions, like internal bleeding, or skull fractures

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

Turns out guns donít kill people and people donít either, perforated organs and massive hemorrhaging do

Splint Chesthair
Dec 27, 2004



elentar posted:

Turns out guns donít kill people and people donít either, perforated organs and massive hemorrhaging do

Not unless I shoot them first!!!

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Jan 10, 2004



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