MLB 2021 Season Catch-All

fenomas wrote:
Vector wrote:

It is. It's actually really common when it's a Japanese starter since that came is broadcast nationally in Japan.

Where/when are such games broadcast?

I’m not sure the channel or the timing since I never had cable but my in-laws do and made a point of always watching Tanaka’s starts. Four or five years ago I watched a Mariners - Blue Jays game live because Iwakuma was starting.

I would've assumed if anyone knew, you would fenomas!

I mean, while I'd love to see what the nightly TV listings in Japan are, I don't think I can find them (or read them, for that matter).

I see a lot of people clowning on the name but I like it a lot. No current professional sports teams with that name in North America and is a reference to local monuments.

For the logo they just slap a C or G over a stylized shield and they’re done.

Better than Cleveland Baseball Team right?

Cleveland's MLB team reveals its new mascot.

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I was rooting for Spiders, but I will wear Guardians merch and not feel like a ducking racist.

Vector wrote:

I see a lot of people clowning on the name but I like it a lot. No current professional sports teams with that name in North America and is a reference to local monuments.

The Guardians of Traffic

I didn't even know they existed before today, but I've only been in the area for a decade.

Edit: My way into the city doesn't go past them. Explains that!

That's an unlicensed-baseball-video-game-ass name. Don't get why they didn't just go with Spiders. And, I f*cking hate spiders.

Spiders is an unlicensed-baseball-video-game-ass name too.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

I was rooting for Spiders, but I will wear Guardians merch and not feel like a ducking racist.

On that note, what's stopping people from showing up in the ball park in the old Chief Wahoo merch?

garion333 wrote:

Spiders is an unlicensed-baseball-video-game-ass name too.

But it's a preexisting unlicensed-baseball-video-game-ass name that was already tied to the city.

Rat Boy wrote:
UpToIsomorphism wrote:

I was rooting for Spiders, but I will wear Guardians merch and not feel like a ducking racist.

On that note, what's stopping people from showing up in the ball park in the old Chief Wahoo merch?

Take a guess at how many people at University of North Dakota hockey games are wearing Sioux jerseys instead of Hawks jerseys. If your answer was 99% or below, it was too low.

There have been 7 no-hitters in MLB this season. 1 short of the record set in 1884.

THE FIRST SEASON OVERHAND PITCHING WAS ALLOWED

Time to introduce the pitching pit.

Prederick wrote:

There have been 7 no-hitters in MLB this season. 1 short of the record set in 1884.

THE FIRST SEASON OVERHAND PITCHING WAS ALLOWED

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Well, if you're wondering if anyone's going to get beaned tomorrow:

Prederick wrote:

There have been 7 no-hitters in MLB this season. 1 short of the record set in 1884.

THE FIRST SEASON OVERHAND PITCHING WAS ALLOWED

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My Yankees traded for Joey Gallo, and I gotta say, that dude is everything I hate about modern baseball.

He's slashing .223/.379/.490 and it's his second-best season at the plate ever. I hate it.

Also, I wonder when it will finally get through the Yankees' heads that their whole "We don't rebuild, we reload" business model of perpetual success is no longer working and hasn't in over a decade. Especially because they can't just wait to poach other team's starts in free agency anymore, because those dudes are getting locked up on monster contracts early now. They'd have to hope to swing a trade, except the Yankees have no assets to trade, because 1/2 of their players are "stars" on contracts no-one else in MLB would take and they have no farm system because they trade all of their prospects and refuse to bottom out and get some good ones in the draft.

LOL SCHERZER TO THE DODGERS GOOD GOD

AND TURNER

Rizzo to Yankees

Vector wrote:

AND TURNER

Did they start asking about Turner before or after they dropped the series to the Giants today?