Are There Any BASEBALL Fans On The Forum?

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Re: Are There Any BASEBALL Fans On The Forum?

Postby CheckSix » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:47 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:What a cluster **** yesterday's game was against the Cardinals. Lacky went into one of his little hissy fits over a strike that was called a ball. Instead of walking it off and just getting the batter out on the next pitch (he got a hit and a run scored), he threw a tantrum and ended up getting himself and Contreras ejected. ::facepalm:: That boy needs some anger management classes or a solid rap up-side his cranial cavity. At least the Cubs won the game, 8-2.


I actually have a different perspective.... I thought it was great!

It showed me his passion and competitiveness. That incident woke up the Cubs and they pounced on it! Lackey was dead right and sent a message to Ump Jordan Baker... At this point in the season, you cannot miss a pitch like that. There is too much on the line. Betcha he won't forget how important it is to get the pitch call correct.
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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:29 am

I didn't say Lacky was wrong about the pitch. It was clearly in the zone. I do feel he was wrong in the way he reacted to it. He could have gotten the same message across to the Ump without throwing a tantrum. As for your other point, I guess I just don't understand baseball. Are you saying they may not have won without that little hissy fit? If they had lost, then what? Would the temper tantrum still be a positive thing?

Is expecting a grown man making a Brazillion dollars a year to act in a mature and rational manner, expecting too much? ::shrug::
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Postby CheckSix » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:42 pm

I'm saying it was a catalyst to team emotion, rallying around a bad pitch call and "wronged" ejected players. Sports feeds on emotion, to feed higher performance. It was a spark, that lit the fire.

I like Lackey for this, he wears his emotions on his sleeve. Other players do it differently. You won't change John Lackey, WYSIWYG.

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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:51 pm

Just so you know, I'm not denigrating your position on the subject, nor am I attempting to change your mind. That would be foolish of me.

Looking forward to today's game and hoping for another win. Lynn vs Quintana - It will be what it will be.
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Postby CheckSix » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:07 pm

I know, we're cool! It's just a different perspective. If he did it all the time and made an ass out of himself, I'd feel differently. This is a rare case of him voicing his feelings at a much higher level than I've seen from him before. Usually he let's it go but this time he didn't.

Willy went over the top with throwing his mask down and it happened to touch the ump's leg on the bounce. That wasn't good. But Willy got ignited from the ump ejecting Lackey. This wasn't a border of the strike zone debatable pitch call... it was almost right down the middle and Baker missed it! That was what was so contentious.
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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:12 pm

Sweeping the Mets was good but there is something that's just so much more satisfying about sweeping the Cardinals. ::ds::
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Postby CheckSix » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:40 am

There are 13 games remaining. 10 of them on the road. 8 of the road games are with the Brewers & Cards, 4 and 4, back to back.

It ought to be interesting.
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Postby CheckSix » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:26 am

Another win... Montgomery pitched great! and the bullpen didn't screw it up.
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Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:39 am

Montgomery is getting his act together. Good to see.
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Postby steve99f » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:48 am

Phils are in the process of taking 2 from the Dodgers. 6 to 3 bottom of the 8th. Hoskins hits a 3 run dbl with bases loaded in the 7th. Not over yet though. Beat Kershaw last night. :D

And they aren't the worst team in baseball now, that honor belongs to the Giants. ::tu::
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Postby steve99f » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:02 am

There was an article in this mornings paper sports section on the topic the concern of the MLB about all the home runs being hit and the very high number of K's compared the the last couple of years. Their concern seemed to be less action on the field like the sac bunt, hit and run, the stolen base. I can see their concern. They say the balls are within spec. They make the claim that pitchers throw harder and batters are goin' for it. They provided the numbers to back it up.

Are you good with this?

And Phils win. 61 wins on the season and counting. ::tu::
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Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:29 am

Maybe MLB is watching the wrong teams. I've seen a much better mix this year of Cubs hitters scoring on the long ball and small ball. Even though Joe isn't a fan of the bunt, there's been more sacrifice bunting and bunting for a hit this year than any I can remember. Yes, there are a lot of pitchers who's fastball is up in the mid-90s or above but there are some very effective pitchers who's heater lives down around 90 (think Kyle Hendricks).

Know what I've seen more of this year? Hit batters and bats getting away from the batter and flying into the stands. And the past couple or three years, shattered bats. More is my impression.

Maybe MLB is correct but why bring it up. As long as the players aren't juicin', it's not like there's anything they can do about it. Barring outside influences, the game is gonna be what the game is gonna be.

Wow! The Phillies gonna sweep the Dodgers?
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Postby steve99f » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:31 pm

Jerry

I've seen the same as you watching the Phillies. Until lately, small ball is all they had. I think hit batsmen and bats that get away are one of those things that happen in streaks Jerry. I watch one game a night max or less so I can only go by that.

They're playing tonite so maybe. Jake Thompson for the Phils has been pretty good his last couple of starts. Wood for the Dodgers. Should be a good game. ::tu::

And it has been nice to watch Chase Utley play. Got another standing O last night. Prolly get one tonight too. :D
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Postby steve99f » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:28 am

Phils sweep out those Dodgers, 7 to 5. Nice catch by Herrera against the wall to nail it down. Phils score 2 in the 8th to break a tie. ::ds::
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Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:34 am

steve99f wrote:Phils sweep out those Dodgers, 7 to 5. Nice catch by Herrera against the wall to nail it down. Phils score 2 in the 8th to break a tie. ::ds::

Congratulations. That's quite an achievement.
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