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#241 Jess Stryker   Boosting My APM CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:56 AM

Phil Humber's chariot has turned back into a pumpkin.


I'd like to know what the numbers were for people picking him up in fantasy. I didn't think he would do as bad as he did today, but at the same time, it's also not surprising.

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#242 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

The Sox are now 2nd in the league in runs scored. Tells you just how bad their pitching has been that they're still 2 games under .500 and have a negative run differential. Still, it's very nice to finally see them playing well.

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#243 pitfallharry219   Getting snizz on the reg. CAGiversary!   15582 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Delmon Young was arrested on a hate crime assault charge for attacking some Jewish guys in New York.

#244 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

The actual story seems to be somewhat less interesting. Seems he launched into a tirade against a Jewish man who was panhandling and then got into a scuffle with a group of tourists. I think he was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime. He was also apparently drunk off his ass.

#245 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24158 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

At least he didn't have a bat in his hands.

#246 ElwoodCuse   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1554 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:34 AM

But he's guilty.


what's due process, precious

ps steroids don't make you better at baseball
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#247 JJSP   Divorce & The American South CAGiversary!   9949 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

Angels called up Mike Trout and released Bobby Abreu.

#248 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7189 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

ps steroids don't make you better at baseball


oh ya, they totally don't. Look at all the guys still hitting 60+ homers in the majors.

#249 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Angels called up Mike Trout and released Bobby Abreu.


Also, Nationals put Ryan Zimmerman on the DL and called up Bryce Harper.

#250 speedracer   Banned Banned   3735 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

what's due process, precious

This isn't a civil or criminal issue (well it is criminal but nobody cares that he illegally purchased and used drugs). He doesn't get due process.

ps steroids don't make you better at baseball

Then why did he take them?
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#251 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

ps steroids don't make you better at baseball


That argument was lame the first time someone said it, and it's still lame today. Steroids make you a better athlete. They can drastically alter how you work out, and thus, increase the results of your work outs. Period. They aren't a miracle drug that's gonna make me into Barry Bonds overnight, but it can definitely make an already good player great. As someone else said, if they didn't make you better, why did so many people them? For laughs?

#252 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

That argument was lame the first time someone said it, and it's still lame today.


I'm shocked people are still trying make that argument. It's ridiculous.

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#253 bigdaddybruce44   Murders & Executions CAGiversary!   13295 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Yeah, it's really quite silly.

#254 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:54 AM

Man, Bryce Harper hits everything hard. Kid's going to be a star (not that it was ever really in doubt).

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#255 speedracer   Banned Banned   3735 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:52 AM

Matt Kemp is a bad, bad man.
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#256 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:54 AM

Matt Kemp is a bad, bad man.


Indeed. If I met someone who'd never heard of baseball before and wanted to know why I love it so much, I'd show them that game.

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#257 speedracer   Banned Banned   3735 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Gold star to the Dodger fan that snuck his ass into the frame on Harper's first hit, ensuring that it'd be seen during the billion replays.
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#258 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

Went to the Braves game last night, had a good time despite the loss. Offense is really up and down so far this year. Already down 2-0 today as well.

#259 Feeding the Abscess   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3198 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Angels called up Mike Trout and released Bobby Abreu.


If they hadn't traded Napoli for Wells, they'd have Napoli, too. Iannetta isn't bad, but he's a homeless man's Napoli.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

Napoli has moved onto bigger and better things.
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#261 Jess Stryker   Boosting My APM CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

Nice ending for the Brewers. Brewers put men on 1st and 3rd, get two strikeouts, and as soon as he swung, guy on first tried to take second, guy on third tries to take home and gets thrown out at the plate.

Now to hope I can get a few more points, and I might just salvage a win this week in fantasy. Damn Edwin Encarnacion though. Despising him this week.

Edit: And thank you Carlos Gonzalez. Texas, PLEASE bench Mike Napoli. He's sucked all week. I can't afford strikeouts tonight.

Edit 2: And thank you Napoli for your hit in the 7th. I needed you not to score -3. You had -2 going in thanks to your two strikeouts thus far. Now to hope you don't get any more at bats in this game. Or errors. Or caught stealing.

Edited by JStryke, 30 April 2012 - 02:34 AM.

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#262 speedracer   Banned Banned   3735 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Los Doyers sweep the Nats.

Capuano (3-0) allowed three hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings, helping send the Nationals to their fourth straight loss and first shutout defeat of the season after they entered the series with a 14-5 record. They had a combined total of three runs and 11 hits in 21 2/3 innings against Capuano, Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley.

That's good stuff right there.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

It's good to see that Derek Lowe's still doing well so far with a shutout start to close out the Angels series. He was the pitcher I was most concerned about going into the season, so I hope he can keep it up.

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#264 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:58 AM

Wow, Braves looked dead in the water down 6-0 with Halladay on the mound, but just got 6 off him in the 5th to tie it up. Punctuated by a grand slam by Brian McCann.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:21 AM

So I'm watching the A's Red Sox game right now and I had a thought. Do the Sox suck this year or is this a continuation of the collapse from last season?
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:37 AM

Wow, Braves looked dead in the water down 6-0 with Halladay on the mound, but just got 6 off him in the 5th to tie it up. Punctuated by a grand slam by Brian McCann.


Then Carlos Ruiz hits a 3 run home run.

#267 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:34 AM

Damn, I turned the game off to watch a movie (was still 6-6 at the time). Turned it back on just after Chipper's 2 run homer to win it 15-13 in the 11th.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:48 AM

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jared Weaver no hit the Twins.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:38 AM

So I'm watching the A's Red Sox game right now and I had a thought. Do the Sox suck this year or is this a continuation of the collapse from last season?


The Red Sox had one of the hardest parts of their schedule to open the season, now they're playing the dreks of the AL. Like Bob Ryan said on Kornheiser's radio show at the height of the Valentine stuff a week ago, if the Red Sox are below .500 after May 16, then they're doomed. They're like 7-1 in their last 8 now and Papi is possessed.

Damn, I turned the game off to watch a movie (was still 6-6 at the time). Turned it back on just after Chipper's 2 run homer to win it 15-13 in the 11th.


On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jared Weaver no hit the Twins.


Incredible 2 games that rightfully pushes Beltran's 7 RBI night (yes to match Ruiz) to page 2 of the MLB section. This is one of those nights I love having access to MLB.tv on my PS3.

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#270 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

Even though the Phillies lost, that was still a really fun game to watch.