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2015 MLB Season Thread - Page 260

post #3886 of 4254
Oh, and nice top of the tenth from the A's tonight.
Edited by NorCal - 6/4/14 at 7:26pm
post #3887 of 4254
Baseball legend, Don Zimmer, dead at age 83. A baseball lifer who could trace his roots to the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Every team Don Zimmer played for, coached and managed is claiming him as one of their own. No better tribute. The 1989 division winning Chicago Cubs were called the “Boys of Zimmer”. Jim Leyland called him his “best friend”. God be good to Don!
post #3888 of 4254
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

Baseball legend, Don Zimmer, dead at age 83. A baseball lifer who could trace his roots to the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Every team Don Zimmer played for, coached and managed is claiming him as one of their own. No better tribute. The 1989 division winning Chicago Cubs were called the “Boys of Zimmer”. Jim Leyland called him his “best friend”. God be good to Don!

RIP Popeye.


Wow, he was only 83? I would have guessed more like 123.
Edited by lawyerdad - 6/5/14 at 2:21pm
post #3889 of 4254
The Blue Jays are playing so well, right now.
post #3890 of 4254
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

All the Giants pitchers feel his pain.

Dude, they're still up 8.5 games.
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post

The Blue Jays are playing so well, right now.

We know! cry.gif
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Dude, they're still up 8.5 games.
Mostly thinking historically where Timmy and Cain have lost so , so many games 1 - 0 or thereabouts.
post #3893 of 4254
Ah, true dat.

Who was the last Giant to win 20? Marichal? smile.gif

I miss Timmy. The real Timmy.

EDIT: Bill Swift and John Burkett in the '93 season.
post #3894 of 4254
RIP Bob Welch (only 57).

As a young Dodgers' fan it was so awesome seeing him throw heat past Reggie Jackson in the '78 World Series.

Not sure if stats would bear me out, but at least in my memory, in the ensuing years as a Dodger starter he rivaled Nolan Ryan for the consistently worst f'ing luck and run support for starting pitchers. Welch would post an ERA under 3, good strikeout and WHIP numbers, and finish the season 11-9 . . . *taking a quick look at actual starts I'm probably extrapolating a bit from my memories of 1986*

I was living in and about Oakland in the late 80's and early 90's and following the A's. Welch had some really good years there. But it was sad watching him almost always go to complete shit in big playoff games. I can't remember if I heard this or just surmised it, but he seemed to have some sort of mild anxiety disorder that would undermine him in those situations. It was like watching the Little League World Series and seeing some kid get totally overwhelmed by the moment and unraveling.

I also forgot he won 27 freaking games for the A's one year.
Edited by lawyerdad - 6/10/14 at 8:33pm
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"Yangervis Solarte has an excellent approach at the plate. Solarte does exactly what you want at the plate: fewer swings outside of the zone (27%), contact when you do swing outside the zone (75.8%), contact almost always (!!) in the zone (95.7%), and very few swings and misses overall (4.6%). Solarte's Z-Contact% mark of 95.7% ranks third in all of baseball."

 

post #3896 of 4254
Good job yankees sweeping M's
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10 PM EST starts should be outlawed. It can be part of the bill to make opening day a national holiday.

post #3898 of 4254
Tanaka pitching for the Yanks.

Only time I'll watch a game on TV
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GGBG!

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Thread Starter 
That Kershaw is an admirable pitcher. As is this display (not a pitcher):

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