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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/10/28 10:02:36 (permalink)
What a shock it was to see the Yankees fire Joe Giradi!
 
He had done a great job keeping the Yankees afloat while burdened with the cost, drama, and decline of A-Roid, Texiera, et al. and this year over-preformed with his new young core - even with Bird and Sanchez' injuries - coming a game short of the World Series.  And he did it all with equanimity and class; he should have gotten an extension and a raise.
 
I'd love to see him win Manager of the Year in the AL, though A.J. Hinch most likely will.  "Yankee-haters" should rejoice at this.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/10/29 00:53:20 (permalink)
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What a shock it was to see the Yankees fire Joe Giradi!
 
He had done a great job keeping the Yankees afloat while burdened with the cost, drama, and decline of A-Roid, Texiera, et al. and this year over-preformed with his new young core - even with Bird and Sanchez' injuries - coming a game short of the World Series.  And he did it all with equanimity and class; he should have gotten an extension and a raise.
 
I'd love to see him win Manager of the Year in the AL, though A.J. Hinch most likely will.  "Yankee-haters" should rejoice at this.


Agreed 100%. Stupid ,insulting,move. Yankees lose, AL's gain.Girardi's loss tightens the AL East race.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/10/29 14:37:53 (permalink)
This morning Joe Girardi woke up, remembered the size of his bank account and that he no longer had to answer to the Steinbrenners and the New York media, and realized his life had gotten much, much better.
 
My guess is that because the most important thing is to win the division over Boston, the Yankees will be announcing the hiring of Dusty Baker within the next 10 days.  'Cause winning divisions (and not much else) is something he's really good at.
 
How about Rob "Big Balls" Manfred bringing his big Hammer-O-Discipline down on Yuri Gurriel?  As another division-and-not-much-else winner might say, "Clown move, bro."  If Manfred had any stones other than the ones he thinks he has, he would've told the Astros that either Gurriel sits for the next 2 or maybe 3 games or the Dodgers get 1 free shot to settle it on the field.  Your choice, Houston.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/10/30 12:28:47 (permalink)
And now this most entertaining World Series returns to Chavez Ravine where J.V. will have a chance to punch his ticket to the HoF.
 
And thinking of Chavez Ravine brings back the voice of Bob Prince, the Pirates' lead announcer, constantly exclaiming over its beauty when it first opened in 1962 as the first modern baseball-only stadium with views unobstructed by support girders.
 
With tax concessions and some publically-financed road infrastructure, Dodger owner Walter O'Malley financed its construction himself for $23MM, about $180 MM in today's dollars.  It was an architectural marvel in a dramatic setting, literally carved into a mountain overlooking downtown L.A.  And it's beauty and utility has endured as a sleek, symmetrical exemplar of the utilitarian architectural ethos of its era.
 
 
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/01 11:52:05 (permalink)
I found it kind of hard to believe at first but tonight's Game 7 is the first one in Dodger Stadium history.  I wonder if more fans than usual will arrive before the 3rd inning and stay past the 7th.
 
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And now this most entertaining World Series returns to Chavez Ravine where J.V. will have a chance to punch his ticket to the HoF.

Last night's loss dropped his career WS mark to 0-4 (with a 5.73 ERA) so he didn't do himself any favors.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/01 17:39:40 (permalink)
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And now this most entertaining World Series returns to Chavez Ravine where J.V. will have a chance to punch his ticket to the HoF.

Last night's loss dropped his career WS mark to 0-4 (with a 5.73 ERA) so he didn't do himself any favors.



True.  Nevertheless, it is nice to see him escape the Tigers' implosion and regain his form at an age when most power pitchers 'lose it'.
 
Tonight it will be Yu Darvish's turn in the high-dollar pressure cooker.  I wonder if he realizes how many millions 8 scoreless w/13 K's would be worth?  He's certainly capable.  It will be "must see T.V.".
 
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/02 03:35:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2017/11/02 18:25:56
I guess Yu didn't take your advice.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/02 18:26:41 (permalink)
I saw this on Twitter today.
 
When the Rangers signed Darvish, the hope was he'd deliver a world title to Texas. Who knew it would work out so well?
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/03 08:29:42 (permalink)
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I saw this on Twitter today.
 
When the Rangers signed Darvish, the hope was he'd deliver a world title to Texas. Who knew it would work out so well?





 
And, it was Nolan Ryan, then part owner and president of the Rangers, who pushed his signing.
 
I guess Nolan knew what he was doing!
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/03 08:29:49 (permalink)
I've heard speculation that Yu is actually his middle name, with his first initial being P.
 
When the series started I wondered if the Astros' familiarity with Darvish might work in their favor, but it's not like they really owned him.  3.44 ERA, 1.067 WHIP, .199 BAA, and 118 K/89 IP during the regular season would've seemed to have given him a bit of an edge.
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Re: Baseball 2017 2017/11/11 17:44:42 (permalink)
As I predicted above several times, the Marlins will be unloading Giancarlo Stanton this off season.
 
They finally got a full season out of the fragile stud, so they hope they can get some value back and not have to eat that much of his hugely back-loaded deal.
 
All in all, I still think he is bound for the pathetic, desperate, and wealthy Giants.  The Cardinals are too crafty, the Phillies are 'on schedule', and the Red sox will be signing J.D. Martinez rather than give up  a Betts, Devers, or Benintendi for the Big Stiff. ( I wouldn't trade any one of those "even up" for Stanton, even if money weren't a consideration).
 
BTW: most of the former players that profile like Stanton, e.g., Belle, Kiner, Juan Rodriguez - were all "done" by their age 34 season.  Stanton, age 28, has $285,000,000.00 remaining through age 38.  Caveat emptor!
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