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  posted on 12/1/2018 at 10:57 AM
Gosh, not since Yoan Moncada has someone come with such rave reviews
& he ain't even a playah

instead, he's "Prized Hitting Guru" Robert Van Scoyoc
...who, with his "cutting-edge hitting instruction" is set to impart his wisdom on the LA Dodgers in 2019

they'll gather around the messiah next spring, and the skies above their spring training facility will part as he "preaches the importance of launch angle...a more athletic stance....keeping swing paths through the strike zone as long as possible, and lifting the ball in the air..."

as the "hitting strategist" for the AZ D-backs in 2018, the great Mr. VS "provided individualized, data-centric strategies on how to attack opposing pitchers."

this wildly enthusiastic espn article also said LA has hired a "game-planning coach"

It's such horse **** -- all this nerdy new-age hi-tech jargon/lingo/baloney will count for zero up against a high hard one or a nasty slider on the black

coming next to MLB dugouts, software for computer coaches to stream live-time data into the computer, to aid in upcoming at bats

I still like the competition between the lines, & of course, Ya Sawx, watta year

this other **** ? hitting strategists AND hitting coaches, not to mention assistants for both?? Game-planning coaches to go along w/fielding coaches, bench coaches And the manager???

Messers. Doubleday & Cartwright would be doubled over, also doing cartwheels in their graves at what's become of the game they invented -- it's been overmanaged, over-administrated, over-financed beyond recognition, on the field and off


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  posted on 12/10/2018 at 05:59 PM
So Harold Baines gets in The Hall. Great guy, very good player. So are they wanting us to believe as a point of comparison he was better than Dale Murphy, Lou Whitaker and Mattingly who are not in? Same era. They were way better than Baines.



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  posted on 12/12/2018 at 08:13 AM
So BoSox fans, I read that the Sux are taking offers for Porcello, Bogaerts and Bradley Jr.

Interesting...

 

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  posted on 1/14/2019 at 05:56 PM
Lost Mel Stottlemyre today. Sad. Nice man. Great coach.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2019 at 08:21 AM
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So Harold Baines gets in The Hall. Great guy, very good player. So are they wanting us to believe as a point of comparison he was better than Dale Murphy, Lou Whitaker and Mattingly who are not in? Same era. They were way better than Baines.



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I haven't thought about Baines in this context. Lee you are absolutely correct these guys were better than Harold.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2019 at 07:50 AM
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So Harold Baines gets in The Hall. Great guy, very good player. So are they wanting us to believe as a point of comparison he was better than Dale Murphy, Lou Whitaker and Mattingly who are not in? Same era. They were way better than Baines.



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I haven't thought about Baines in this context. Lee you are absolutely correct these guys were better than Harold.


I guess this is basically what was once the old timers committee. There are 12 people that vote on it and you have to get 9, so 75%, just like the regular vote. That's how Trammell & Jack Morris got it.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2019 at 08:01 AM
What did everyone think of The HOF results? Rivera, Halladay, Edgar Martinez & Mussina. I was fine with that. I kind of wish McGriff would get in but he isn't even close unfortunately.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2019 at 11:37 AM
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What did everyone think of The HOF results? Rivera, Halladay, Edgar Martinez & Mussina. I was fine with that. I kind of wish McGriff would get in but he isn't even close unfortunately.


No qualms about any of those really.

Jim Kaat is another one you never hear a whisper about. Something like 283 career wins and double digit gold glove awards. That he could have the length of career that he did is a real accomplishment too.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2019 at 03:18 PM
Kaat is a fellow Meeechigander. Zeeland. Small town. Should he be in? You could certainly make an argument. Given the way the game is played now, I doubt anyone will win 283 games again.

I kind of relate him to Bert Blyleven who got in. Only guy from Holland in.

My thoughts on some of these guys is that they probably won't get in. I don't know how much some of the voters these days know regarding baseball and its history. Saying that, I don't see a lot of guys that could get in as the older writers retire so the younger guys probably won't even know who some of these players are(were).

There are several players I think should be in that aren't. And some that are in that I don't think should be. All subjective. someone's opinion.

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  posted on 1/28/2019 at 04:40 PM
Nice title. I go see them a few times every summer.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2019 at 02:56 PM
Happt 85th birthday Hank Aaron!

 

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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 03:23 PM
RIP Frank Robinson. Great man.

https://sports.yahoo.com/frank-robinson-hall-famer-mlbs-first-black-manager -dies-83-192855868.html

 

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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 06:01 PM
Yes, was going to reply thanks for the post about Hank Aaron's birthday -- and how one could spend all day in a discussion nee argument about who was greater, Hank, Frank, Willie Mays, Willie Mac......
RIP Frank Robinson -- great career, great man

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 09:16 AM
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Yes, was going to reply thanks for the post about Hank Aaron's birthday -- and how one could spend all day in a discussion nee argument about who was greater, Hank, Frank, Willie Mays, Willie Mac......
RIP Frank Robinson -- great career, great man


Robinson was probably a tad underrated for the time. Given his contemporaries I kind of get it. And he didn't exactly endear himself to a lot of people in the baseball world.

I have had this discussion many times over the years with baseball diehards like myself about who was the best. From the guys you mentioned (and from that era) I definitely say Mays. I can't believe the Giants didn't rule the baseball world in the 60s. FOUR Hall of Famers on that team: Mays, McCovery, Cepeda, Marichal.

I find it fun to discuss who was "the best". So subjective. Even at a particular position. My all time favorite player is George Brett. When I was a kid my friend's favorite was Mike Schmidt. We would debate about that a lot. I guess picking one over the other would be a tossup.

Kind of like deciding Machado or Harper.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 12:56 PM
Same here, always loved those sports bull sessions
Mickey M should probably be included too -- my gosh if not for the injuries, his career numbers.....
same Ted Williams too, re missing 3 years -- who was greater, Ted or the Yankee Clipper
.....to present-day, fun discussions re Altuve/Betts

but thought the same thing when Frank was with Reds & those mid-60s teams w/Pete Rose, Vada Pinson, Jim Maloney, John Tsourias (? sp) Bobby Knopp, Deron Johnson & others didn't win more often

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 03:30 PM
I thought Ted Williams missed more time than that but I could be wrong. He was a pilot in two wars. Very noble. Hank Greenberg was another one. Also a pilot.

And yeah, Mantle's knees were shot. Plus he, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin partied too much. Some of the stories about those three are pretty funny.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2019 at 10:26 AM
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or Stan the Man -- his 1948 season is probly the best individual-offense season ever -- came within a couple of HR of the league lead -- otherwise, tops in every offensive category that year -- 135 runs, 230 hits, a sick .376 BA, an equally sick .702 slugging %, tops in doubles, triples, all the other categories

...& yes leading along to Schmidt/Brett, Boggs/Gwynn & Harper/Machado today -- wonder where they'll end up this season

 

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  posted on 2/12/2019 at 03:41 PM
It warms the cockles of my heart to see that Spring Training has begun. This time of year is great for sports to take your mind off the lousy weather. NCAA Hoops Tournament then the baseball season starting!

 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 08:28 AM
2019 Odds to Win World Series:

New York Yankees 6/1
Boston Red Sox 7/1
Houston Astros 7/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 9/1
Philadelphia Phillies 10/1
Chicago Cubs 12/1
Milwaukee Brewers 14/1
St Louis Cardinals 14/1
Atlanta Braves 16/1
Cleveland Indians 16/1
New York Mets 16/1
Washington Nationals 16/1
Colorado Rockies 25/1
Chicago White Sox 33/1
Cincinnati Reds 33/1
Los Angeles Angels 33/1
Oakland Athletics 33/1
Tampa Bay Rays 33/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 50/1
Minnesota Twins 50/1
Seattle Mariners 50/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 66/1
San Diego Padres 66/1
San Francisco Giants 66/1
Toronto Blue Jays 66/1
Texas Rangers 100/1
Detroit Tigers 150/1
Kansas City Royals 150/1
Miami Marlins 150/1
Baltimore Orioles 250/1

 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 11:37 AM
good to see Yankees back where they belong. Every other team in NY stinks. Islanders are not a NY team!!!!
 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 12:41 PM
The site I bet through although close to the prior post, does have some differences. You can actually bet these now. They're for a $100 bet. Same idea, just presented differently.


Boston Red Sox +600
Houston Astros +600
New York Yankees +600
Los Angeles Dodgers +700
Chicago Cubs +1100
Milwaukee Brewers +1200
Philadelphia Phillies +1200
Atlanta Braves +1400
Cleveland Indians +1400
St. Louis Cardinals +1400
Washington Nationals +1600
Colorado Rockies +1800
New York Mets +2200
Oakland Athletics +2500
Tampa Bay Rays +3500
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000
Chicago White Sox +5000
Los Angeles Angels +5000
Minnesota Twins +6000
Seattle Mariners +6000
Cincinnati Reds +7000
Pittsburgh Pirates +7000
Toronto Blue Jays +9000
San Diego Padres +10000
San Francisco Giants +12500
Texas Rangers +20000
Detroit Tigers +25000
Kansas City Royals +25000
Miami Marlins +35000
Baltimore Orioles +60000

 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 12:50 PM
And keep in mine these are going to change dramatically as soon as Machado, Harper and a few others finally sign.
Still, if you have a crystal ball and think you know where some of those guys may or may not play, it might be fun to take a flyer on someone.

There's already a line of whether Harper starts the season in San Fran.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 09:18 PM
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Yes, was going to reply thanks for the post about Hank Aaron's birthday -- and how one could spend all day in a discussion nee argument about who was greater, Hank, Frank, Willie Mays, Willie Mac......
RIP Frank Robinson -- great career, great man


Robinson was probably a tad underrated for the time. Given his contemporaries I kind of get it. And he didn't exactly endear himself to a lot of people in the baseball world.

I have had this discussion many times over the years with baseball diehards like myself about who was the best. From the guys you mentioned (and from that era) I definitely say Mays. I can't believe the Giants didn't rule the baseball world in the 60s. FOUR Hall of Famers on that team: Mays, McCovery, Cepeda, Marichal.

I find it fun to discuss who was "the best". So subjective. Even at a particular position. My all time favorite player is George Brett. When I was a kid my friend's favorite was Mike Schmidt. We would debate about that a lot. I guess picking one over the other would be a tossup.

Kind of like deciding Machado or Harper.



 

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  posted on 2/14/2019 at 09:19 PM
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Yes, was going to reply thanks for the post about Hank Aaron's birthday -- and how one could spend all day in a discussion nee argument about who was greater, Hank, Frank, Willie Mays, Willie Mac......
RIP Frank Robinson -- great career, great man


Robinson was probably a tad underrated for the time. Given his contemporaries I kind of get it. And he didn't exactly endear himself to a lot of people in the baseball world.

I have had this discussion many times over the years with baseball diehards like myself about who was the best. From the guys you mentioned (and from that era) I definitely say Mays. I can't believe the Giants didn't rule the baseball world in the 60s. FOUR Hall of Famers on that team: Mays, McCovery, Cepeda, Marichal.

I find it fun to discuss who was "the best". So subjective. Even at a particular position. My all time favorite player is George Brett. When I was a kid my friend's favorite was Mike Schmidt. We would debate about that a lot. I guess picking one over the other would be a tossup.

Kind of like deciding Machado or Harper.




As a huge 60's Giant's fan I have only two things to say as to why they didn't dominate

1 - Sandy Koufax
2 - Bob Gibson

 

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  posted on 2/15/2019 at 07:36 AM
3. Don Drysdale

 

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