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Title: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on March 30, 2016, 12:32:54 PM
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Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on April 05, 2016, 10:08:03 AM

Everyone is really stoked for MLB this season, eh?

I'm back to playing MLB "Beat The Streak", the new iOS app is great and makes pickin' easy.

Jays are  :-o
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on April 05, 2016, 10:15:15 AM
I have to admit it snuck up on me.

The O's 162-0 season is still intact.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on April 08, 2016, 10:35:25 AM
Twins get swept out of Baltimore!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on April 19, 2016, 07:15:20 AM

Drew Storen is kind of garbage-like but this slider is bananas

https://m.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/4fcgug/gif_drew_storens_wiffleball_slider_to_mookie/
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on April 22, 2016, 08:01:51 AM
I have a feeling it's going to be a long, hard fought season between the Jays and O's this year. A little surprised there wasn't more scoring in this first series, but I'm sure it's coming.

O's have some big roster decisions this weekend with Gausman and Matusz scheduled to come back
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 29, 2016, 03:09:04 PM
80 game suspension for PEDs, nice.


http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/29/marlins-dee-gordon-suspended-80-games-for-using-peds#.VyOTAk_zW-Y.facebook (http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/29/marlins-dee-gordon-suspended-80-games-for-using-peds#.VyOTAk_zW-Y.facebook)
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on May 12, 2016, 09:53:09 PM
I need to post this.  My team won but it kills me about baseball.
Mets are down 2-1 in the 5th.  1 run is on a syndergaard HR.  Pitcher hits  the 7th batter and walks the 8th place hitter after a lengthy AB.  Syndergaard wants to bunt him over but pitcher is nibbling.  count goes 2-2 (I think) and syndergaard swings and hits a 3 run HR.  Mets end up winning 4-3.  why are teams so reluctant to let a pitcher bunt the runner over in the 5th inning?  I'm a believer that you need to get 27 outs.  take the outs the other team is giving up. 
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on May 13, 2016, 12:51:42 PM
How many outs were there at the time? I'm sure they were considering the much higher likelihood that they'd get a K or harmless fly or even a DP out Syndergaard than that he'd go deep for the second time in the game.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 13, 2016, 02:44:01 PM

Pitcher should definitely just throw fastballs at the top of the zone, make it tough to bunt... Even the odds of getting a successful sac bunt down aren't great.

If you look at the Win Probability Index Syndergaard's home run was the big swing that game, the odds of any player that far down in the order going deep are so crazy out of whack that you can't even account for it if you're the Dodgers.

http://www.fangraphs.com/boxscore.aspx?date=2016-05-11&team=Dodgers&dh=0
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: slslbs on May 15, 2016, 07:48:47 AM
on a similar note, went to Fenway yesterday. Great day at the park

Papi put on a show - solo HR in the 4th, game tying triple (yes, triple - the CF lost the ball) with 2 outs in the 9th, and game winning double with 2 outs in the 11th.

When Ortiz got up in the 11th, there was a man on 1st. You don't want to walk him and put a guy in scoring position. During the AB, Houston's P throws a wild pitch. Man on 2nd, 2 outs, Ortiz at the plate. My friend and I looked at each other and said, OK, so now they'll just put Ortiz on. No brainer, we thought. Thankfully for the Sox, they decided to pitch to him. Game over
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 15, 2016, 07:57:54 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15554750&ex_cid=espnfb

Too good and entertaining not to share...


I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Bautista's punk ass get CLOCKED. I feel like hes had that coming for a while.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2016, 08:13:48 PM
Rangers are trash.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 15, 2016, 08:20:21 PM
Rangers are trash.

I don't dislike Texas (or Toronto), but I'm not a huge fan. Growing up an hour and a half from Arlington, it was hard not to root for Texas though. Everyone here is a diehard fan. I use to write to players (Pudge, Juan Gonzalez, Rusty Greer, etc), and they actually wrote me back. No doubt it was from their assistants/publicists/whatever, but it was still cool, especially to a 10 year old kid.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 15, 2016, 08:36:53 PM

Desmond totally flipped his bat the half-inning before they hit Bautista for flipping his bat... last October.

Rangers are trash, Odor should get 8 games, then lose his job when Profar comes up.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on May 15, 2016, 09:49:55 PM
I could watch Bautista get punched in the face over and over for hours.

I can't stand that guy

*-my opinion has nothing to do with the bat flip from the playoffs last year. I actually didn't think he did anything wrong. And I hate taking up for a guy like that.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 16, 2016, 11:02:57 AM
I didn't see anything wrong with the bat flip either.

Regardless, Bautista is a punk.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2016, 11:18:43 AM

I'm sure I'll hate Bautista when he plays for the Yankees next year, but every single baseball fan would love him if he was on their team... so if you think he's a punk or like seeing him get punched, just be OK knowing that fans of the other 29 teams want to see your favourite player get punched in the face too.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on May 16, 2016, 11:58:28 AM
definitely want to see a Texas/Toronto playoff series.

I want to clock Cespedes half the time and he is still on my favorite team.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2016, 12:02:34 PM

I wish everyone was as cool as Prince Fielder who got hit, didn't care and walked to first base.

Texas was literally willing to put the tying run on base just to get petty revenge, I think that says something about their team...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 16, 2016, 12:44:58 PM

I'm sure I'll hate Bautista when he plays for the Yankees next year, but every single baseball fan would love him if he was on their team... so if you think he's a punk or like seeing him get punched, just be OK knowing that fans of the other 29 teams want to see your favourite player get punched in the face too.

I am perfectly OK with that. That's part of being a sports fan. I couldn't care less what another team's fans may or may not think about my favorite player.

Thanks for making sure though I was aware though  :wink:


eta - and I didn't mean that in a jerk way. Just kidding around...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 16, 2016, 12:47:09 PM
I also think I would feel the same way about Bautista regardless of who he played for though.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 16, 2016, 01:25:46 PM
I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Bautista's punk ass get CLOCKED. I feel like hes had that coming for a while.

I am perfectly OK with that. That's part of being a sports fan. I couldn't care less what another team's fans may or may not think about my favorite player.

I don't think rooting for men to be "CLOCKED" in the face is really "what being a sports fan" is all about.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on May 16, 2016, 02:45:46 PM
I also think I would feel the same way about Bautista regardless of who he played for though.

This.

I used to feel the same way about Bryce Harper, but he seems to be growing on me for some reason. And yes, I'm sure there are a bunch of people out there that would love to watch Machado get clocked. He's a punk too.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 16, 2016, 07:33:53 PM
I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Bautista's punk ass get CLOCKED. I feel like hes had that coming for a while.

I am perfectly OK with that. That's part of being a sports fan. I couldn't care less what another team's fans may or may not think about my favorite player.

I don't think rooting for men to be "CLOCKED" in the face is really "what being a sports fan" is all about.

Sure it is. Part of it, anyway. I seriously dislike Bautista, and I believe he deserved a punch in the face. I could say that about several other players, just like the fans of the other 29 teams you mentioned.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on May 16, 2016, 09:08:30 PM
if you are watching and feel this dislike and hatred, you are all doing it wrong.
sports are entertainment.  entertainment is supposed to be fun. 

now the umpires in the Mets/Rockies series on the other hand  :evil:
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on May 17, 2016, 10:31:42 AM
I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Bautista's punk ass get CLOCKED. I feel like hes had that coming for a while.

I am perfectly OK with that. That's part of being a sports fan. I couldn't care less what another team's fans may or may not think about my favorite player.

I don't think rooting for men to be "CLOCKED" in the face is really "what being a sports fan" is all about.

the handful of people that think boxing is a sport just got offended
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 17, 2016, 04:47:58 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

I grew up watching boxing. I love it, and rent most of the PPVs. My dad is a huge fan. I keep up with it for the most part.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on May 17, 2016, 06:45:53 PM

Desmond totally flipped his bat the half-inning before they hit Bautista for flipping his bat... last October.

Rangers are trash, Odor should get 8 games, then lose his job when Profar comes up.
good call on the 8 games.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on May 23, 2016, 09:26:01 AM
Rough week for Gibbons...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on May 23, 2016, 10:00:32 AM

I think teams now are thinking they can get under the Jays skin if they throw the ball inside and play jerk ball...  made no sense for the ump not to toss Hughes yesterday, the whole "warning" system doesn't make a lot of sense.

So Hughes throws inside at Donaldson and both teams get warnings, next pitch Stroman throws inside gets him ejected, whether it's intentional or not?
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on May 23, 2016, 03:10:32 PM
MLB saying they'll stop making teams throw pitches on an intentional walk, as early as next season.

I find that really dumb.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on June 08, 2016, 01:58:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmW71-OK50s

Fight with Ventura and Manny last night. Sketchy pitch. Sucks a suspension is coming for Manny, interested to see if Ventura gets any sort of fine or suspension. Seemed like he was pushing the limits on the pitches up until he hit him, which looked intentional.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on June 08, 2016, 02:50:18 PM

Both are repeat offenders and should get big suspensions.  Ventura could get 20 games, Machado 10-15.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on June 08, 2016, 08:19:46 PM
That stuff happens all the time to Buck's teams since he seems to condone it. I have a strong dislike for his "brand" of baseball.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on June 08, 2016, 10:18:06 PM
Lol....love the haters.

I'm guessing Manny gets 3-5 games.

Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on June 08, 2016, 10:47:35 PM
I'd be pretty sore too if someone nailed me with a 99 mph pitch. Manny got a good crack in at his mug before they went to the ground.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on June 09, 2016, 04:13:35 PM
Confirmed: 4 games, $2,500. Most likely appealed and dropped to 3 games
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on June 09, 2016, 04:57:37 PM
Confirmed: 4 games, $2,500. Most likely appealed and dropped to 3 games

yep, and Ventura got 8
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on June 09, 2016, 06:09:00 PM
Ventura misses 1 start. Doesn't make sense. MLB almost wants brawls and beanballs.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on June 15, 2016, 03:06:31 PM
I agree in that it doesn't make sense about Ventura, but yes, I think MLB doesn't hate the "excitement" of the basebrawl. Shit.....unless you're a diehard like we are, that sport can be boring as hell. I would imagine, for ratings purposes, they want all the excitement they can get to draw more viewers.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on June 15, 2016, 03:23:44 PM

Well it's all fun until a guy misses a season or has his career ended after being plunked by a 95mph fastball...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on June 15, 2016, 03:50:57 PM
As long as it's "part of the game," those same players who are at the greatest risk aren't necessarily gonna be at the head of the line of people demanding it go away.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on July 24, 2016, 10:27:50 PM
Never ceases to amaze me the amount of press Boston and NY teams get. Sawx/yanks aren't in first, yet they continue to get the lion's share of coverage on ESPN and MLB Network.

Cracks me up. This race is far from over, but how about some love for Baltimore and Toronto?
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on July 25, 2016, 08:17:06 AM
Only good thing about the Yankees is that hopefully Chapman will be a Cub. We need a stronger bull pen. Badly.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on July 25, 2016, 10:27:22 AM

O's aren't going to make the playoffs so I understand why ESPN is ignoring them... ;)
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on July 25, 2016, 11:05:33 AM

O's aren't going to make the playoffs so I understand why ESPN is ignoring them... ;)

Hey! I lobbied for Toronto too!  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Hot stove is heating up. Should be an interesting week.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on July 25, 2016, 11:19:28 AM

I can see the Dodgers getting Archer & Longoria or something crazy like that, but I don't think there will be a ton of other significant moves.

I figure the Astros will over take the Rangers in the AL West, and either Boston or Toronto will win the AL East and top wild card spot - leaving the remaining wildcard as O's or Rangers.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on July 25, 2016, 09:36:34 PM
Chapman!! Now that we have a solid closer, lets hope the hitting can keep it up, and maybe we might idk, have a shot.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on July 29, 2016, 07:20:34 PM
About as big as a series can get in July this weekend between the O's and Jays. Should be interesting and fun to watch.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on July 29, 2016, 07:25:18 PM
Yup will be tuning in from Denver can't wait battle for the AL East!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on July 29, 2016, 07:33:59 PM
Jesus.....3-2 already after 1 inning. Fun starting early!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on August 01, 2016, 09:29:15 AM
Good series. Winning 1/3 was exactly what I expected. Saturday was ugly though.

Our bats have been so cold in July. I am praying they wake up for an August/September run.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mbw on August 26, 2016, 12:51:26 PM
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/thread
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on September 02, 2016, 08:57:16 AM
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/thread
Boy 15.5 games ahead that is a comforting feeling, Rizzo and Bryant currently dominating, and this is all with Arietta having a down year. Hopefully he can turn it around this month. If we make the playoffs we really need him to be the shut down guy he was last year.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on September 02, 2016, 09:12:54 AM

Seems like those regular season champions rarely win the World Series - something about the pressure of a close pennant race seems to improve playoff teams.

I've got tickets to Jays/O's on 9/29, last regular season home game, I'm hoping that's the game the Jays clinch the AL East.

Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on September 09, 2016, 06:53:25 PM
It's on, mattstick!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on September 09, 2016, 07:46:48 PM
Jays are not playing well at all the last week. Worst timing. Could be a tough weekend.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on September 09, 2016, 08:03:49 PM
Jays are not playing well at all the last week. Worst timing. Could be a tough weekend.

Yeah, they're off to a pretty bad start, between Estrada's shaky control and Upton's inability to catch the ball.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on September 09, 2016, 08:40:52 PM

Estrada's back is fucked and it shows. Hoping we can score a bunch of the Red Sox middle relief.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on September 09, 2016, 08:48:02 PM
Def two massive series this weekend with Sox-Jays and O's-Tigers
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 25, 2016, 11:48:07 AM
Pretty sad, only 24 yrs old.


http://m.mlb.com/news/article/203268704/jose-fernandez-killed-in-boating-accident/
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on September 25, 2016, 01:15:08 PM
Very sad news. The guy had a pretty incredible personal story, too.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on September 25, 2016, 11:18:56 PM
Really sad news. The guy was a superstar and an incredible human being. This is hard to watch, but I think anyone who wants a glimpse into who Jose Fernandez was should see it:

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/0/v31220231/jose-fernandez-reunites-with-his-grandmother
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: runawayjimbo on September 26, 2016, 11:35:11 PM
Thank god for sports.

https://twitter.com/billsimmons/status/780564724299603968
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on September 27, 2016, 09:09:56 AM
Thank god for sports.

https://twitter.com/billsimmons/status/780564724299603968

Came in here to post the same thing. Simply amazing. HR of the year. Gordon said he doesn't even hit it that far in BP.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on September 27, 2016, 09:30:13 AM
Thank god for sports.

https://twitter.com/billsimmons/status/780564724299603968

Came in here to post the same thing. Simply amazing. HR of the year. Gordon said he doesn't even hit it that far in BP.

Awesome.  I've watched it a few times now.  I've also noticed a lot of dust following me around.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on September 27, 2016, 08:45:21 PM
Thank god for sports.

https://twitter.com/billsimmons/status/780564724299603968

Came in here to post the same thing. Simply amazing. HR of the year. Gordon said he doesn't even hit it that far in BP.

Awesome.  I've watched it a few times now.  I've also noticed a lot of dust following me around.

QFT

Hard not to get choked up.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: PIE-GUY on September 27, 2016, 10:44:55 PM
I watched highlights from that game today. I'm not a big baseball guy, but it was a really touching tribute. They said the whole game was like a memorial service. They didn't play any of the usual ads or music between innings, etc. just nothing but baseball. Yeah... real dusty in the Admirals Club today. Allergies were going nuts for sure.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on September 29, 2016, 10:15:21 PM
Wild Card race is getting tight!

No matter what happens, honestly, it has been an amazing ride this season with the O's.

I can't even imagine where we would be without Jimenez and Kim.  Kim barely made the team at the beginning of the year(Hell, he was boo'd on opening day because he refused to take a AAA demotion) and Ubaldo was almost traded/cut multiple times. 

Don't get me wrong, if we miss the playoffs, I am going to be beyond bummed/borderline pissed, but it's nice to play meaningful, pacing back and forth, jumping up and down and screaming(literally, last night), bury my face in disgust, games in late September.

 :mrgreen:

O's-Yanks and Jays-Sawx to finish the season with the three teams not nicknamed the "Evil Empire" controlling their own destiny.  Love it.

Are the sawx still pushing for home field?  I honestly don't know.

Sorry, Matt.....but I gotta get a dig in:


I've got tickets to Jays/O's on 9/29, last regular season home game, I'm hoping that's the game the Jays clinch the AL East.

How'd that work out for you?   :-P  Tied for the #1 wild card spot.  Gonna be a fun/interesting final weekend!  Weather is going to be a major factor unfortunately.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on September 29, 2016, 10:29:35 PM
3 games in 4 days didn't work out so well.

I have tickets to game 163 and the WC. Could get crazy.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on September 29, 2016, 10:34:35 PM
3 games in 4 days didn't work out so well.

I have tickets to game 163 and the WC. Could get crazy.

Will get crazy for sure.

We may not know who's going where until late Monday with CLE-DET postponed today and whatever else happens this weekend with the weather. Nice work scoring those tix already though.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 02, 2016, 11:51:05 AM
162! Bring it.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 02, 2016, 03:11:49 PM
162! Bring it.

I'll be pacing back and forth all afternoon. :)
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 02, 2016, 07:23:06 PM
AWWWWW YEAH

See you Tuesday.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 02, 2016, 11:47:13 PM
AWWWWW YEAH

See you Tuesday.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on October 03, 2016, 10:35:50 AM
AWWWWW YEAH

See you Tuesday.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on October 03, 2016, 11:02:47 AM
Does TBS even have a streaming app?
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 04, 2016, 07:26:14 AM
Does TBS even have a streaming app?

You're doing it wrong

I am already so fired up. Too bad I have to work between now and the game.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 04, 2016, 07:39:12 AM
I have a feeling it's going to be a long, hard fought season between the Jays and O's this year. A little surprised there wasn't more scoring in this first series, but I'm sure it's coming.


 :-)

Season series ended up being 10-9 in favor of the Jays. Gonna be 10-10 after tonight!  :samurai:


Seriously though....this season has been so much fun and I'll be really happy about it at some point regardless of what happens tonight.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 04, 2016, 08:40:26 AM

I think the WC series should be a best of 3 with a double header on the first day.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on October 04, 2016, 08:41:03 AM
It will be fun to watch tonight's game without any allegiance to one team.

The stress begins Friday, at least the Cubs won't have to face the other guys best pitcher till maybe game 3.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on October 04, 2016, 10:50:56 AM
It will be fun to watch tonight's game without any allegiance to one team.

The stress begins Friday, at least the Cubs won't have to face the other guys best pitcher till maybe game 3.
in some cases, that could make games 1 and 2 must wins as you'd be facing the other teams ace in a pivotal game 3 of a 5 game series.
however, the Cubs are just stacked in every aspect this year, including a deep rotation so it won't matter.

as a mets fan, it will be stressful, but you really can't ask for much more than a 1 game elimination game with bumgarner vs. syndergaard.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 04, 2016, 12:09:07 PM

It's an even number year guys...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 04, 2016, 01:53:44 PM

I think the WC series should be a best of 3 with a double header on the first day.

I would love this, actually. The fact that 162 comes down to 1 game is kinda crazy.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mehead on October 04, 2016, 01:54:25 PM

I think the WC series should be a best of 3 with a double header on the first day.

Not sure about the double header but it should definitely be best of 3. They start immediately by playing Monday and Tuesday, travel day if necessary on Wednesday and wrap it up Thursday.

One game to decide it after 162 games is a joke.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on October 04, 2016, 02:06:34 PM
I agree on the best of 3 series.  the 1 game concept has always troubled me because one team could have won 5 games or so more than the other and it still comes down to 1 game.

The one great thing about this year is both WC meetings come down to teams with equal records.  In a way, it is like a true play in game for the 4th best record in each league.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on October 04, 2016, 02:28:08 PM

It's an even number year guys...
I have been thinking about this ever since the Giants made the wildcard. Worst record second half of the year, barely manage to make the wildcard game. I hate even years.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on October 04, 2016, 04:34:58 PM
Does TBS even have a streaming app?

You're doing it wrong

Not following you.

I'll probably be at a bar though.


And absolutely agreed about best of three. Insofar as the new WC format is worse for the top WC team than the old format was, to punish them makes no sense to me.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 04, 2016, 05:02:58 PM

Double Headers are awesome...

Another idea I have is that they have a "best of 3" but one of the games is pre-determined by head-to-head matchup.

So today the Jays would play the O's in the afternoon, and when they win the first game, they advance.  If by some miracle the O's could sweep a double header they would advance.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on October 04, 2016, 09:58:26 PM
Ooooo man tight one !
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 04, 2016, 10:18:47 PM
Really? Throwing stuff at Kim while he's not looking and trying to make a play in a tie ballgame?

You stay classy, Canada!

 :-(
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on October 04, 2016, 10:20:38 PM
Yeah that was weak. That fan will be banned for life hope they get them.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: runawayjimbo on October 04, 2016, 10:24:37 PM
Really? Throwing stuff at Kim while he's not looking and trying to make a play in a tie ballgame?

You stay classy, Canada!

 :-(

Yeah, Philly fans a such dicks.

Oh wait, this is in Toronto? Sorry, it's a reflex.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on October 04, 2016, 10:26:00 PM
Really? Throwing stuff at Kim while he's not looking and trying to make a play in a tie ballgame?

You stay classy, Canada!

 :-(

Yeah, Philly fans a such dicks.

Oh wait, this is in Toronto? Sorry, it's a reflex.

If it was philly, they would have filled the can with rocks.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 04, 2016, 10:39:08 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Given the way this year has been between these two teams, it's Fitting that this game is going into the 9th tied at 2.

What a game!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: emay on October 04, 2016, 10:48:06 PM
Indeed! Toronto has been holding us to 1 HR with those low pitches. Hope we hold em here! Let's take this to extra innings!!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: anthrax on October 04, 2016, 10:56:44 PM
Really? Throwing stuff at Kim while he's not looking and trying to make a play in a tie ballgame?

You stay classy, Canada!

 :-(
Mr. Lahey threw a bottle of dark rum at the O's outfielder?
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 04, 2016, 11:24:39 PM
Sorry guys. I won't throw anything else on the field.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 05, 2016, 12:48:24 AM
Wow. More like Zach Sitten (on the bench).

Sorry O's fam, that one probably stings.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: DoW on October 05, 2016, 09:57:32 AM
congrats mattstick and sorry Os fans.
it was an entertaining game to watch.
I would have brought Britton in after the Donaldson double in the 9th so it wouldn't have mattered in the 11th anyway.

hoping the Mets find a way to get some runs tonight off bumgarner.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on October 05, 2016, 12:47:40 PM
I've always been a Cubs fan first and foremost, but growing up so close to Dallas, I always loved the Rangers. I used to go to games all the time, and you used to could write the players, and the club would send you an autographed picture. I had SO many of those things.

Anyway, I'm psyched for this Rangers/Jays series, especially after last year.

 :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 05, 2016, 01:30:04 PM

Great Moments in Texas Rangers Team History:

http://imgur.com/ltPnwzu
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 05, 2016, 07:21:53 PM
Kudos to the Blue Jays Organization for the way they have handled this "situation". Frankly, I'm shocked there have been so many resources dedicated to finding this guy who threw the beer.

Very classy statement of apology as well.

Definitely stings....why they put Ubaldo in that situation to throw batting practice is beyond me. You've got the best closer in baseball on the bench. He's warmed up twice at that point. He's shown throughout the season that he is capable of going at least 2 innings. You don't put a guy who is ill prepared for that, in a hostile environment no less, and expect him to win. We'll never know why he made that move.

IMO, when the decision was made to have Tillman start, Bundy or Ubaldo should Not have been included on the roster. I would've much rather seen Worley, the guy who has carried this bullpen in the long distance spot all season.

Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 05, 2016, 09:01:01 PM
Weird twist is that the beer tosser might be a sports writer...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: runawayjimbo on October 05, 2016, 11:21:46 PM
He's an animal.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: runawayjimbo on October 06, 2016, 09:14:11 PM
This game is gonna be the polar opposite of last night.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on October 10, 2016, 09:55:44 PM
I'm so sad that I'll never get to see Big Papi play again. So many amazing memories provided by him.

Let's go Cubs.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: slslbs on October 11, 2016, 11:48:16 AM
I'm so sad that I'll never get to see Big Papi play again. So many amazing memories provided by him.

Let's go Cubs.

agree on both
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 11, 2016, 12:10:38 PM

So glad Ortiz is retired, not looking forward to 15 years of Betts/Boegarts.

Hopefully Jays can get to Cleveland SPs early otherwise it may look a lot like last years ALCS matchup...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: anthrax on October 11, 2016, 10:15:33 PM
Man, I hate the cubs.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on October 11, 2016, 10:25:14 PM

So glad Ortiz is retired, not looking forward to 15 years of Betts/Boegarts.

QFT
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on October 11, 2016, 10:38:19 PM
Can you imagine losing a clinching game with Mookie Betts on-deck and Travis Shaw hitting because your manager batted Brock Holt second?

John Farrell is really really bad at managing.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on October 12, 2016, 12:39:10 AM
Can you imagine losing a clinching game with Mookie Betts on-deck and Travis Shaw hitting because your manager batted Brock Holt second?

John Farrell is really really bad at managing.

I spent most of the weekend yelling this at the tv. Why fuck with greatness? Oh well, I'm over it.

/notoverit

Also, go Cubs. I feel great affinity for fanbases that are starving for a championship.   :beers:
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on October 19, 2016, 07:48:22 AM
Cubs with zero runs in two games. Jesus, is this the part where the wheels fall off.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: PIE-GUY on October 23, 2016, 10:11:13 AM
I'm so happy for my grandmother. She's 98 years old and still has all her mental faculties. That's 98 years she's been a Cubs fan. Her entire life. I'm gonna call her today and congratulate her.

Also this...


Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: anthrax on October 23, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
Go Giants!

Go Dodgers!


Go Indians!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 02, 2016, 10:07:36 PM
pretty decent game going on here tonight.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: anthrax on November 02, 2016, 10:13:42 PM
Go Giants!

Go Dodgers!


Go Indians!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 02, 2016, 11:14:48 PM
Bueller.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: runawayjimbo on November 02, 2016, 11:14:49 PM
OH. MY. GOD.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Bobafett on November 02, 2016, 11:20:12 PM
Yeah it's great
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on November 02, 2016, 11:22:00 PM
Bananas.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: pcr3 on November 03, 2016, 12:20:07 AM
This game
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mbw on November 03, 2016, 01:01:58 AM
(http://www.bleachernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wrigley-marquee-feature-300x225.png)

/thread

The mother fucking Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: PIE-GUY on November 03, 2016, 01:29:53 AM
(http://www.bleachernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wrigley-marquee-feature-300x225.png)

/thread

The mother fucking Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!

Holy cow!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on November 03, 2016, 07:11:20 AM
(http://www.bleachernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wrigley-marquee-feature-300x225.png)

/thread

The mother fucking Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!

Holy cow!

no shit!
so fun staying up to watch.. listened to the first 6 innings by the fire in the back yard via at Bat.
work is gonna suck, today.. not to mention my 3 hour drive home to KY afterwards.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Multibeast12 on November 03, 2016, 07:13:09 AM
(http://www.bleachernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/wrigley-marquee-feature-300x225.png)

/thread

The mother fucking Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!
Holy shit. Still feel like it isn't real that they won, a thing that felt, guess we'll just watch other teams win. But they really did it.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: anthrax on November 03, 2016, 07:37:56 AM
i blame phish.  they must have left some of their magic up at wrigley last summer.

Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 03, 2016, 08:12:54 AM
i blame phish.  they must have left some of their magic up at wrigley last summer.

Yeah, Fish used the opposing teams urinal to put a fix on em this Summer, or so he said.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: tet on November 03, 2016, 09:26:47 AM
amazing ending - that team really was the best all year, and deserved it.  way to go, Chicago!
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Lifeboy on November 03, 2016, 09:50:39 AM
I'm so happy.

Been waiting for this since I was a little kid.

Decked out in all my cubs gear at work today.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: VDB on November 03, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
Crazy game! I was armchairing the hell out of Maddon there several times. Happy for all of Cubs Nation today.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on December 06, 2016, 03:14:56 PM
So the Red Sox get Sale and add another crazy lefty to their rotation...

1. Fuck the Red Sox
2. Not sure why any organization rich in prospects would let Dombrowski just trade them away after seeing the position the Tiggers are in these days...
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mehead on December 06, 2016, 03:31:28 PM
So the Red Sox get Sale and add another crazy lefty to their rotation...

1. Fuck the Red Sox
2. Not sure why any organization rich in prospects would let Dombrowski just trade them away after seeing the position the Tiggers are in these days...

Because a good portion of their starting line-up are super young as it is.  Betts, Bradley, Bogarts, etc.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: westcider on December 06, 2016, 05:26:39 PM
So the Red Sox get Sale and add another crazy lefty to their rotation...

1. Fuck the Red Sox
2. Not sure why any organization rich in prospects would let Dombrowski just trade them away after seeing the position the Tiggers are in these days...

crazy is a good way to describe the Captain Of Attitude.  hide the scissors.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: Buffalo Budd on December 22, 2016, 10:22:53 PM
Sad day for the Jays today, such a clutch player.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/edwin-encarnacion-cleveland-1.3910271

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGLEUUesN0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGLEUUesN0)
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: mattstick on December 23, 2016, 06:16:11 AM
If you look close you can see a guy miss the home run because he's chatting up a server behind home plate.

EE was awesome, but I'd rather find the next EE than have another $20mil player on the roster in 2020, so it's unfortunate.
Title: Re: MLB 2016
Post by: antelope19 on December 23, 2016, 12:17:38 PM
Will not miss facing that guy in the AL East.  Good Riddance!   :beers: