MLB 2022 Season

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Good morning to everyone whose team is undefeated this postseason!

:D

!!!

Bang the trash cans!!!

Yeah, I will be deeply rooting for whoever comes out of the NL (even, ugh... Philly), but the over/under for losses this pre-season for Houston is 3, imo.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Bang the trash cans!!!

Can't, we upgraded to remote-control anal beads, like they use in the very classy world of chess. Can't really "bang" those, though banging is often involved.

I do not know what Yu Darvish did to Rhys Hoskins in another life, but he has it out for that poor man.

Bryce Harper, doing the things the Yankees pay like four dudes as much to do.

Just saw the news that, to get hyped for Game 4, the Yankees coaches are sending players highlights....

....of the 2004 Red Sox.

Congrats on the pennant, Houston.

EDIT: Congrats Philly.

Legacy game for Bryce, yes? Definitely worth the contract.

No words suffice.

Prederick wrote:

EDIT: Congrats Philly.

Legacy game for Bryce, yes? Definitely worth the contract.

Every $#!$%#&*^ penny.

I might come out of retirement to hurl D batteries at certain Astro players.

Amazing.

Now, the hard part. I’ll never dislike any team in any sport more than I dislike the Yankees. Not even the Dallas Cowgirls are disliked more by me.

But Houston? I used to even pull for them back in the Biggio/Bagwell days. Now, though… they are right there below the Yankees and above the Braves on the list.

I’d almost like to see the Yankees take 4 in a row so we can try to get some revenge for 2009.

-BEP

OK, I'll reciprocate the good feelings from the Minute Maid Park scoreboard operator:
Congratulations, Houston.

See you again on Friday.

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Happy for Dusty, at least.

@FoolishBB wrote:

Astros/Phillies is gonna be a wise samurai with a katana vs. a crazed lunatic with a machete.

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Fedaykin98 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Good morning to everyone whose team is undefeated this postseason!

:D

!!!

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If anything dumb happens during the world series and you want to be reminded that things could be worse, spare a moment to think of the Japan Series, where last night's game ended in a tie.

You Be the Ump

I got 5 out of 7.

6 out of 7. I missed #4.

I might have missed the Schwarber one, but I knew it was a ball before it was thrown.

-BEP

7/7!

I haven't watched a whole lot of actual games, but oddly I've seen enough highlights and breakdowns that I was pretty sure which one was Schwarber v. Angel Hernandez when I saw it.

7/7, which shocks the hell out of me. (I figured I'd do terribly.) That last pitch gave me pause, so a bit lucky there.

I would totally play an Umpire Simulator gamified version of this (with a decent career mode, obvs).

ubrakto wrote:

I would totally play an Umpire Simulator gamified version of this (with a decent career mode, obvs).

I chuckled at how silly this idea was and then stopped when I realized it could be a fun game. Especially if it was expanded to calls/tags at bases, check swings ( from the 1st/3rd perspective ), tossing managers and players, balls that hit the various points of the outfield fence and bounce over, foul tips to the face mask/nuts, etc..

Reminds me of a memory from 45 or so years ago. My father was the head umpire of my little league (and only had one eye which seems wrong). In one game, he took a foul ball to the nuts and everyone got deathly quiet as he stoop-walked to the backstop and grabbed it with one hand while half bent over. He was there for what felt like an eternity, but was probably more like 30 seconds. The place was pin-drop quiet the whole time.

He then turned around, walked back to the plate and said "Play ball." as if nothing happened.

To this day, I remember that clear as day, although my memory is just sh*t in general.

He also called me out sliding into second when I was stretching a single into a double once. I was safe. To his grave he contended I was out. To mine, I'll contend I was safe even though One-eyed Jack (his CB handle) was probably right.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:

He also called me out sliding into second when I was stretching a single into a double once. I was safe. To his grave he contended I was out. To mine, I'll contend I was safe even though One-eyed Jack (his CB handle) was probably right.

-BEP

There was a kid a few years older than me who lived on the next block from me. He would ump the little league games, and once called me out at first when I was clearly safe. I was maybe 7 or 8 at the time, and gave the guy grief for years afterward until he graduated HS and left for college.

There's a simulator for everything now. Why not umpires?

Also this break between games is too long. Umpire simulator should totally be a winter discussion in this thread

Why yes, I've been a Phillies fan all my life. Why do you ask?

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Good morning to everyone whose team is undefeated this postseason!

:D

!!!

I'm still shaking and my pulse is probably 130. Robertson made that a little too exciting.

Hell of a game, wow.

I forget where I saw it, but I saw someone say that the Astros are an experienced swordsman.

...and the Phillies are...

Prederick wrote:

I forget where I saw it, but I saw someone say that the Astros are an experienced swordsman.

...and the Phillies are...

That kid looks justifiably proud of himself. Let's all just assume his name is Phil.

As much as I love Harper, JT is my Phavourite Phillie.

Edit: Oh, and that dude totally deserved to give up a HR just for his silly windup. Did he learn that from John Cleese?

Edit 2: BTW if "gold-glover" Nick Castellanos doesn't make that catch in the bottom of the ninth this is a totally different conversation.

ESPN wrote:

Verlander, the future Hall of Famer, is now winless in eight career World Series starts (0-6 with a 6.07 ERA). Unless the Phillies sweep, he'll get another chance in Game 5.

Oh, the last team to blow a five-run lead in the World Series: Baker's Giants to the Angels in that fateful Game 6 in 2002.

Verlander is kinda Houston's Judge?

I, as a New Yorker, am rooting for Philadelphia. That is the level of enmity I have built towards the Astros.

For context on what that means, the Giants end their season playing the Eagles on January 8, and my ideal ending is the Giants winning to knock the birds out of playoff contention, and then for Lincoln Financial Field to fall into a crevasse, hopefully taking the Wells Fargo Center with it.

The only things we have in common in most circumstances are a love of Gritty and a desire for a meteor to hit Jerryworld. And yet.

Prederick wrote:

I, as a New Yorker, am rooting for Philadelphia. That is the level of enmity I have built towards the Astros.

You are a better person than me. If our roles were reversed I doubt I could root for a NY team.