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MLB 2019

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Terry O'Keefe, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. JO'Co

    JO'Co Well-Known Member

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    All we know about the Urias situation is this:

    1. He was in a shopping mall with his wife/girlfriend.
    2. They had an argument and he pushed her down.
    3. She refused to file a complaint.
    4. Other shoppers filed a complaint and he spent the night in jail.

    - That's where we are in the story right now.
     
  2. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Astros have been on a tear lately, just bashing teams like the Rangers and the Tigers.

    The Astros have a team OPS of .868. Since 1920 there have been only two other teams to finish the season with a better number, the 1927 and 1930 Yankees, both at .872. 110 of 263 (42%) hitters in the Hall of Fame had a career OPS lower than what the Astros are hitting as a team.

    Some names of Hall of Famers that had a lower career OPS than what the Astros are hitting as an entire team right now (.868): Honus Wagner (.858) Rickey Henderson (.820) Carl Yastrzemski (.841) Cal Ripken Jr. (.788) Wade Boggs (.858) Reggie Jackson (.846) Tony Gwynn (.847)

    I don't expect this to continue, but it's fun while it lasts.
     
  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Oh yeah and Vlad Jr got untracked and hit a couple of bombs at Oracle....kid can hit for power that's for sure. It'll be interesting to see how this season unwinds for the rookie who is not yet 21.
     
  4. JO'Co

    JO'Co Well-Known Member

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    Dodgers are the first to win 30 games with their 5th shutout in the last 9 games...
     
  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Can somebody explain to me why when a pitcher tosses a ball in the dirt or there is a foul tip into the dirt they take the ball out of play. But if he hits a scorcher to short, one hop, throw to 1st to make the out they keep the ball in play.
     
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    From Jayson Stark on Twitter:
    Mike Trout's career through 250 HR: .306/.418/.574/.992 250 HR 195 SB
    Everyone else in history who had that career: (Nobody)
     
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  8. Stu Ryckman

    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    What I am reading says that it keeps pitchers from deliberately scuffing the ball...and also that the dirt at home plate is usually packed tighter than the rest of the field. The batter or pitcher can request a new ball at any time and usually will be granted the request.
     
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  9. Don Ballard

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    Stu always seem to have the correct answer!:)
     
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  10. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

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    10 dozen balls are used on average per game.....No wonder ticket prices keep going higher....picky bastards.
     
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  11. Stu Ryckman

    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    Aw they get used at least...they give them to Little Leagues, high schools etc.
     
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  12. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Does everybody use the same ball? Little League through MLB?
     
  13. IrishCorey

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    No, there are different makes of baseball for the different levels. They have different seams basically.