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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 07:42 AM
Prayers to Harmon Killebrew and his family. He has stated he will live out his final days in hospice.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 07:53 AM
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Wow, didnt realize he was still alive.. God Bless him!

And yea, Verlander is a effing BEAST.



Not sure if you have ever seen, but Derek sometimes wears a Tigers hat as most of Virgil's great years were with Detroit. A few years ago at Red Rocks Derek had on his Tigers hat and I started talking to him about Uncle Virgil. Being from Detroit, I knew who Virgil was long before I had ever heard of Butch or Derek.

Anyway, I asked Derek if Virgil was still alive and he smiled at me and said, "yeah he's still kickin". Then I told him about how my Grampa used to talk about how Virgil was his favorite pitcher and loved how hard he threw.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 08:50 AM
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Prayers to Harmon Killebrew and his family. He has stated he will live out his final days in hospice.


x2. Good that he was able to make that decision rather than having it made for him.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 08:59 AM
& here as well
cancer is an awful disease -- it's taken many loved ones of mine
after all these years, & the effort that's gone into the research of whether the origins of cancer are detectable -- we can pretty much say it isn't & never will be -- but the effort must continue still -- as long as it isn't counterproductive, & the millions being raised are put to the best possible use...

Yes Carl Yastrzemski was the last to win the Triple Crown in 67
but only sort of -- Harmon tied him with 44 HR (going by memory) -- & hit some of the most titanic tape-measure HRs ever seen -- I always thought how weird he looked at the end of his career in a KC Royals uniform, who he had a final brief swan song with
best to Harmon Killebrew

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 09:03 AM
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EFF DAN UGGLA!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 09:10 AM
I think Yaz also holds the record for the lowest batting average to win a batting title. I think he hit .301 or something that year.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 09:24 AM
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I think Yaz also holds the record for the lowest batting average to win a batting title. I think he hit .301 or something that year.


Was it next year or the year after that they lowered the pitcher's mound?

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 09:27 AM
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EFF DAN UGGLA!!!!!!!!


Yeah, that was a shame.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 09:42 AM
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I think Yaz also holds the record for the lowest batting average to win a batting title. I think he hit .301 or something that year.


Was it next year or the year after that they lowered the pitcher's mound?


The mound was lowered prior to the 1969 season, after the AL hit .230 and after Gibson's 1.12 ERA in '68.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 10:21 AM
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I think Yaz also holds the record for the lowest batting average to win a batting title. I think he hit .301 or something that year.


Was it next year or the year after that they lowered the pitcher's mound?


The mound was lowered prior to the 1969 season, after the AL hit .230 and after Gibson's 1.12 ERA in '68.


That's what I thought, but couldn't remember for sure.

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 07:10 PM
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I think Yaz also holds the record for the lowest batting average to win a batting title. I think he hit .301 or something that year.


Was it next year or the year after that they lowered the pitcher's mound?


The mound was lowered prior to the 1969 season, after the AL hit .230 and after Gibson's 1.12 ERA in '68.


That's what I thought, but couldn't remember for sure.

Thanks.


Most people forget this fact and lump this era in with the present, which you just can't.
I've also wondered what stats would look like today if the Blueprints of the first regulation field built were not misread, and the mound was only 60' away (as it was drawn up), and not the erred 60'6"
A 250 avg might be considered great, and 15 homers. Pitchers would have 400 strikeout at least!

 

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  posted on 5/16/2011 at 06:09 AM
Oh my. Was that a sweep? In the Bronx? By the lowly Red Sox?

 

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  posted on 5/16/2011 at 08:02 AM
Went to the Rangers-Angels game yesterday with my son, sat in the "All You Can Eat" home run porch. It was an awesome day, especially since the Rangers won to take 2 out 3. Baseball is magical for dads and their boys.

 

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  posted on 5/16/2011 at 11:14 AM
A sweep it was -- Big Papi, stinging the ball -- now the Sox have to stay above .500 for good
sign o'the times though -- 46,900, the lowest attendance in years for Sox-Yanks in the Bronx, & the Sox radio announcers were saying it looked like less than that, w/a section of the left field balcony vacant...

cool, Doug -- sounds like a great time you had with your boys at the game

it's a good time for the Twins to get outta town for a spell -- 8 straight losses, including 5 blowouts (9 or more runs for other team) --
Pavano & Liriano have to pitch like Spahn & Sain, then get what they can from Blackburn, Baker, Duensing, Slowey etc. -- maybe they should try Nathan in middle relief -- they gotta try something

Go Sox

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:52 AM

Most every fan knows by now what MLB teams for whatever reason won't acknowledge -- that the DL (disabled list) is for the healthy-but-slumping, and also for legit injuries

John Lackey a "strained elbow"?? what a laugh -- he can't get anyone out, that's why he's on the DL & everyone knows it

Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman -- going just as bad, so obviously they can't use him -- but why attach "shoulder inflammation" to it?? He was still throwing with the usual velocity &, like Lackey, not wincing or anything -- but putting up these #s -- last 3 outings, 12 batters, 8 earned runs, 9 walks, 1 hit, 1 hit batter --

well at least we get a new baseballism out of it
Royals reliever Kyle Davies
who was removed after walking the bases full Monday in the first inning
...what is "stinking out the joint" became
"anterior shoulder soreness" & will have an MRI"

as opposed to "interior" shoulder soreness?? "bilateral" shoulder soreness? did it consist of a "tug" -- or a "grade 2 strain" --
HE SUCKED THAT NIGHT, & leave it at that for heaven's sake

Peace, & go Sox -- I love the game itself & am as big a fan as anybody -- a sweet comeback last night -- once Crawford, catchers Salty/Varitek et al get going & we pull away from the .500 mark, we be in the running to stay

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:59 AM
In the past, there was a subsitute term for all the advanced medical terminology pertaining to pitchers that were having trouble getting outs...


Triple-A!

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 10:11 AM
Exactly!
nowadays though, all the bus travel would probably bring on "lower back stiffness" or a "strained right ribcage"

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 10:18 AM
Plus, having to carry their own equipment bag would be hell on those "obliques."

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 11:12 AM
Just saw that Harmon Killebrew died.


R.I.P.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 11:32 AM
I was fortunate enough to get to meet and work with Mr. Killebrew back in 1990, and he was a super nice gentleman. He was staying with Bob Allison in Arizona and was in poor health at the time, but I got him to fly to Chattanooga to throw out the first pitch when we hosted the All-Star game. Still have the ball he signed for me.

RIP.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 10:02 PM
OMG.. Thaaaaaaa Yankees WIN!

Didnt think they had any left in them

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 10:01 AM
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OMG.. Thaaaaaaa Yankees WIN!

Didnt think they had any left in them


2 HR's by ARoid man that's like a shot in the ass for the Yanks

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 10:07 AM
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Plus, having to carry their own equipment bag would be hell on those "obliques."
All snideness aside, can you image how much it would hurt to throw a baseball really hard if you had something wrong with your ribcage or a strained oblique muscle?

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 10:17 AM
The story in today's Boston Herald is worth googling
In short, Dice-K, to the Dee-L, for a sPrained bow-el, I mean elbow

only, the team doctors aren't sure he's hurt -- & neither is Dice-K

here's the last paragraph
(quoting Tito) -- "Does he have pain? I don't think he really did, but I think he was guarded because he thought he might have pain. We figured we better check. I'm glad we did."

A "SPRAINED" elbow? What kind of fools do MLB teams take their fans for when they put out this kind of information -- anyone knows a sPrain is what Rajon Rondo did in the Miami series, where his arm went the other way -- a "sPrained elbow" is very painful -- obviously no way could anyone pitch with that
maybe those bozos don't know how to spell, on top of everything else

he went to see the doctor, to see if there was the possibility of pain -- then they came up with a sprained elbow
I'm telling you, this is why fewer and fewer people are going to games

the Sox are among the worst offenders
Dan Wheeler (calf strain) and Bobby Jenks (bicep strain) -- they got these injuries by sitting in the bullpen (Wheeler 10 IP, Jenks 8 IP) -- coming out of spring training, where they're supposed to be getting into shape, & then these dinky-ass little injuries when they've hardly pitched at all??

will Try Like Mad to lay off this subject -- but when it's in the paper Every Day...



[Edited on 5/18/2011 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 10:30 AM
It was never that way when the Killer played -- maybe that's why it's so irritating -- yes my "irritated bowel syndrome" kicks in even thinking about it (Franklin Gutierrez I am not)

Harmon was a bastid the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 1967 -- looked up some of the info just now -- went about 4-6 with 4 walks over the last two games -- his HR in the 9th inning Sept. 30 caused much nervousness (we won 6-4) that was also his 44th HR of the year, putting him ahead of Yaz -- but then Carl hit his 44th the next day, to gain the Triple Crown -- but the Sawx mostly pitched around the Killer -- Carew went 0-8, that was huge -- but of course, it was all Carl that weekend -- that weekend, as he was over the final month, Carl Yastrzemski was the greatest player who ever played this game

IIRC, Billy Martin was the Twins' third-base coach

Rest in peace, Harmon Killebrew

[Edited on 5/18/2011 by Stephen]

[Edited on 5/18/2011 by Stephen]

 

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