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    Life in a Baseball Town

    Also, the tradition of yelling "YANKEES SUCK" -- when the Yankees aren't even in town -- just warms my heart
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    ALCS 2021: Red Sox vs. Astros Discussion Thread

    Yeah ... luckily Whitlock only threw 15 pitches tonight. Granted that they were very high-leverage pitches and showed nerves of steel, I still hope that that level of usage isn't too taxing for him.
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    10/5 - Introducing … THE WILD CARD GAME

    Having "Rule 5" Whitlock close it down was the ultimate *chef's kiss*
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    10/5 - Introducing … THE WILD CARD GAME

    This is one of the things I really hate about baseball in 2021
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    Alex Cora-- what do we have here? Perhaps the best manager in baseball.

    Dang it, this is why stats always trump anecdotal evidence. :) I suppose there's some confirmation bias on my part, since the many times I've seen this approach *not* work are maddening and burned into my memory.
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    Alex Cora-- what do we have here? Perhaps the best manager in baseball.

    I agree entirely with this take. I really miss the days of a batting philosophy that involved getting deep in counts, wearing out starters, etc. I know the calculus of that has changed lately, with starters going fewer innings in general and bullpens now being full of 95 mph flamethrowers, but...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Among the pleasant surprises in that article, Kyle Hart -- he of the 15.55 ERA in 2020 -- managed to make a positive contribution to the team in an unexpected way. I'm all for it.
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    9/3/2021 - Work it

    Another OOZE BOMB!
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    8/29, 1 pm - vs. Cleveland

    In fairness, for those who didn't get the joke, that was 35 years ago. I do like Guardian Ocean, though. :)
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    8/27 - Why didn’t they just go with The Spiders?

    O'Brien was a little too excited about that 1-2-3 inning. But then again, he did say bringing Richards in was not the "classic decision" one would make. [TRANSLATION: I can't believe he didn't shit the bed]
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    8/27 - Why didn’t they just go with The Spiders?

    He hasn't done anything worthy of a nickname up until this point, but I think now we've gotta go with Werewolf. :) Keep piling on, boys. We still have to Barnes-proof this.
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    8/27 - Why didn’t they just go with The Spiders?

    Nice single, but has Duran really earned the green light on 3-0?
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    8/27 - Why didn’t they just go with The Spiders?

    Between the noodle bats and the insipid announcing, this game has been torture to watch