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2016 MLB Season Thread - Page 39

post #571 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

The O's knew what they were playing for, not only to keep Boston out of the playoffs, but to get revenge for being disrespected earlier in the season. There was an incident between Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz where Gregg tried to pitch inside and Ortiz decided to complain and threatend to charge the mound. Well, Kevin Gregg hasn't done much right in Baltimore this year, but he defended the O's honor that night.

Good for the Oriole players to be excited, it was a big teivised game and they were excited.

But the Gregg/Ortiz incident was interesting. There was some brushbacking history with the teams. In this case, there was the inside pitching, the staring, etc and then Gregg came off the mound gesturing and yelling after Ortiz hit the ball (fly ball?). Gregg said he took exception to Ortiz watching his hit, or showboating. Maybe that is defending O's honor? More likely, it was a hot headed Gregg going after Ortiz who does that crap too often. Ortiz is supposed to be very popular amoung MLB players and maybe that is why he has not seen more brushbacks. The antics he pulls after hits would get a lot of other players brushbacks more than Ortiz seems to get. My take of the incident was that Gregg was brushing Ortiz back because of some history and Gregg is old school. And he started the fight coming off the mound. Neither one of them looked like they knew how to throw a punch.
post #572 of 5143
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Originally Posted by guster View Post

Good for the Oriole players to be excited, it was a big teivised game and they were excited.
But the Gregg/Ortiz incident was interesting. There was some brushbacking history with the teams. In this case, there was the inside pitching, the staring, etc and then Gregg came off the mound gesturing and yelling after Ortiz hit the ball (fly ball?). Gregg said he took exception to Ortiz watching his hit, or showboating. Maybe that is defending O's honor? More likely, it was a hot headed Gregg going after Ortiz who does that crap too often. Ortiz is supposed to be very popular amoung MLB players and maybe that is why he has not seen more brushbacks. The antics he pulls after hits would get a lot of other players brushbacks more than Ortiz seems to get. My take of the incident was that Gregg was brushing Ortiz back because of some history and Gregg is old school. And he started the fight coming off the mound. Neither one of them looked like they knew how to throw a punch.

this is why I miss pedro martinez.... while guys like becket and lester can be a bit surly they won't really go after guys and bean the shit out of batters on purpose... it would be awesome to have guys like Bob Gibson putting the fear of god into batters in todays game.

verlander has got a little bit of surliness in him, but its more of his fastball being a little out of control (like kofax) than the "fuck you i'm going to bean you" that Gibson or Martinez had.

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post #573 of 5143
Thread Starter 
Fucking love me some postseason baseball.

Not sure who the sox think will be better than francona. He's not to blame for their collapse. Oh well that's what happens with clubs like that
post #574 of 5143
^ Agree. A collapse like that isn't any one person's fault. The manager is the easy target though.
post #575 of 5143
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Yep. The "you have to do something" mindset and this....sure is spmething
post #576 of 5143
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Fucking love me some postseason baseball.
Not sure who the sox think will be better than francona. He's not to blame for their collapse. Oh well that's what happens with clubs like that

I figured heads would roll, starting with the manager but it isn't his fault and he's done a good job with the Sox. The team just collapsed, plain and simple.

Their fuckin' baby fans should be happy that someone got axed though, based on their constant moaning for the last month.
post #577 of 5143
From what I've been reading, it looks like Francona didn't want to return for next season. I'll be interested to hear more about the clubhouse problems that people are talking about.
post #578 of 5143
Fuck. Both Verlander and Sabathia are shot now. Is this a first?
post #579 of 5143
Verlander will pitch Monday night in Detroit, Game 3. That will be his only appearance in this series.
post #580 of 5143
that was bullshit. MLB should not have started that game. I know someone who went. Sounds like MLB went off the "forecast" instead of common sense by looking at a radar. hurts both teams.
post #581 of 5143
This helps the Yankees, so I ain't complainin.
post #582 of 5143
eh. i think it's a wash. fister goes game 1 and 5. if burnett really takes the mound for game 4, i don't think that's an advantage at all.
post #583 of 5143
however if CC goes tomorrow and 5, then yes, big advantage.
post #584 of 5143
That fat motherfucker can do it.
post #585 of 5143
If Sabathia pitches twice and Verlander only pitches Game 3, Detroit is fucked.
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