May MLB Game Thread

jon abbey

Shanghai Warrior
Dope
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
63,189
Heh. the Mets scored 10 runs from the 7th-9th and still lost in 9 innings.
 

soxhop411

news aggravator
SoSH Member
Dec 4, 2009
41,965
Further evidence that no one wants to hear about your damn fantasy league. Even other people in your league.
Dude (Pham) held a grudge for over a year.
View: https://twitter.com/NBCSGiants/status/1530410524692910080
Joc Pederson addressed reporters about the pregame incident with Tommy Pham. He confirmed Pham slapped him in the face over fantasy football — he was accused of stashing a player on IR — and says he didn’t retaliate.

“Violence is never the answer.”

More to come.
View: https://twitter.com/EvanWebeck/status/1530410503415160832
 
Last edited:

soxhop411

news aggravator
SoSH Member
Dec 4, 2009
41,965
That’s the most boring story I’ve ever heard in my entire life.
This is par for Pham though

San Diego Padres left fielder Tommy Pham is no stranger to heckling, but he says there were Cincinnati Reds fans who crossed a line during Tuesday’s game at Great American Ball Park.

After the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, Pham approached a police officer next to the visitor’s dugout and pointed out a fan. The police officer, on the field, walked to the fan’s section and chatted with the fan for about 20 seconds between innings. The fan was not ejected, though two other officers briefly stood near the fan in the crowd.

“Just some fans crossing the line,” Pham said. “I guess a little liquid courage, man. I had some fans yelling at me, ‘F you, Pham! F you, Pham!’ That’s my issue that I have. I don’t believe that should be tolerated in a baseball stadium.

“When you start cursing at me, it’s one thing. It’s different from ‘Pham sucks.’ That’s perfectly acceptable. The curse words, I have a problem with because that’s not something you would say to me face to face. Where I'm from, in the state of Nevada, it’s labeled as assault. Someone comes up to me, cursing at me like that, I could defend myself. I’m a very good fighter. I don’t do Muay Thai, Kung Fu and box for no reason.”
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2021/06/30/padres-tommy-pham-says-some-reds-fans-crossed-line-heckling/7813180002/
and thats not including the strip club thing from a few years ago.

And you wonder why this dude has been on so many teams during his career.
 

Marciano490

Urological Expert
SoSH Member
Nov 4, 2007
53,776

soxhop411

news aggravator
SoSH Member
Dec 4, 2009
41,965
Man, imagine the insecurity. You’re a whole pro ballplayer, bro. You don’t have to tell people you do karate.
Pham also held this grudge for more than a year.

View: https://twitter.com/sharpfootball/status/1530434507643445250?s=21&t=OwW0PhCCuRuIVCiJCjwPOA

I think this was week 8 of 2020

clues: Joc said it was over a yr ago & Jeff Wilson was on the IR in one league

wk 6 Mostert got injured

pre-wk 7 Tommy picked up Wilson who went off for 117 & 3 TDs

pre-wk 8 Wilson landed on IR

unsure who Joc put on IR to start the controversy
We need more sports league crossover drama like this.
Like when NBC has its chicago Med/PD/Fire do crossover episodes.

.
Also. That means they played against each other on 5/31 of LAST YEAR (the cubs/padres) series.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN202105310.shtml

And he didnt do this then?!?
 
Last edited:

LogansDad

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
22,142
Alamogordo
Washington and Colorado are playing a double header today. It's 11-7 in the 4th inning of game 1. Not that either team is a real "contender" but it feels like the kind of day that can burn a bullpen for weeks.
 

mauidano

Mai Tais for everyone!
SoSH Member
Aug 21, 2006
32,543
Maui
Tommy Pham is a next-level crazy mother fucker. He has just raised the bar.

Also, I see the White Sox have DFA'd Dallas Keuchel after his memorable performance against Boston a few days ago.
 

soxhop411

news aggravator
SoSH Member
Dec 4, 2009
41,965
Tommy Pham is a next-level crazy mother fucker. He has just raised the bar.

Also, I see the White Sox have DFA'd Dallas Keuchel after his memorable performance against Boston a few days ago.
Yah. Also makes sense why Bloom did not go after him.
 

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Dec 24, 2002
38,680
I don't know what this says about me but a story about adult-aged ,professional, millionaire athletes getting into a physical confrontation about a fantasy sports conflict is kind of heartwarming versus the other headlines on my feed.

Also, Joc Pederson is just an interesting character. We've collectively learned enough about celebrity to know not to characterize these people as good or bad but his statements to date were refreshingly candid and he seemed fine just moving on which is great. The cause of the beef will never not be funny. People do get *real* mad about fantasy sports.
 

LogansDad

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
22,142
Alamogordo
I don't know what this says about me but a story about adult-aged ,professional, millionaire athletes getting into a physical confrontation about a fantasy sports conflict is kind of heartwarming versus the other headlines on my feed.

Also, Joc Pederson is just an interesting character. We've collectively learned enough about celebrity to know not to characterize these people as good or bad but his statements to date were refreshingly candid and he seemed fine just moving on which is great. The cause of the beef will never not be funny. People do get *real* mad about fantasy sports.
I agree. But I also find everything about this story to be hilarious.
 

JCizzle

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 11, 2006
17,564
This is the best thing to happen in baseball this year, too fucking funny!! I've been dying at Joc's recaps the past two days
 

Comfortably Lomb

Koko the Monkey
SoSH Member
Feb 22, 2004
12,099
The Paris of the 80s
Tommy Pham is a next-level crazy mother fucker. He has just raised the bar.

Also, I see the White Sox have DFA'd Dallas Keuchel after his memorable performance against Boston a few days ago.
I didn't realize Pham has been stabbed TWICE. Once in the strip club thing. And also by his stepdad. My immediate assumption was this was a childhood event, but no, Pham was stabbed by his stepdad when Pham was 25 years old.

Speaking of Keuchel, remember when he was pissed no one wanted to give him a mega contract a few years ago?
 

axx

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 16, 2005
7,655
Oh Phillies defense... on Friday the Mets were gifted two runs on consecutive sac flies to short right. Yesterday Lindor hit a ball to the outfield that both the LF and CF ran into each other, allowing two runs to score and Lindor ended up on third.
 

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Dec 24, 2002
38,680
Pederson’s deadpan delivery is terrific. And it seemingly makes Pham seem even more like a nut job (at least in my mind).
Pederson could not have handled this better. Didn't reveal the money which is what everyone outside wants to know, but did reveal the GIF, which everyone needs to know.

This is the best beef of 2022 in any arena, not just baseball.
 
Oct 5, 2021
11
Pederson could not have handled this better. Didn't reveal the money which is what everyone outside wants to know, but did reveal the GIF, which everyone needs to know.

This is the best beef of 2022 in any arena, not just baseball.
I couldn't agree more. Also I can't stop laughing about the whole thing. (Man is it just me or does Pederson look to be about 17 years old?!?)
 

jon abbey

Shanghai Warrior
Dope
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
63,189
How much things can change in six games (including a series against each other):

LAA 27-17
TOR 22-20

TOR 28-20
LAA 27-23
 

Jim Ed Rice in HOF

Red-headed Skrub child
SoSH Member
Jul 21, 2005
6,249
Seacoast NH
We'll never hear the true answer but I'd love to know how much cash was involved with this thing. Like golfing with Phil or playing cards with Jordan, the numbers would probably horrify people.
 

B H Kim

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Oct 24, 2003
5,432
Washington, DC

YTF

Member
SoSH Member
It was a 12-team fantasy league with a $10,000 buy in and the last place finisher had to pay an additional $10,000.

https://www.nj.com/yankees/2022/06/njs-mike-trout-implicated-in-tommy-pham-joc-pederson-fantasy-football-fight.html
One of Pham's early quotes on this was that he didn't like people "fucking with my money". I couldn't agree more as it's always been my contention that owners who do the absolute minimum to maintain their team, give up on the season early or quit are shitty owners who in effect fuck with the balance of the league and hence the money. With that in mind, fuck Pham for quitting and fucking with the money. I'm curious if there were any other monetary considerations. Transaction fees for trades, waiver claims and IL pickups are something that my league has always charged which helped bump up the total pot substantially. We also had some in season payouts that referred to as "gimmicks". If you had a player with a 3HR game, no hitter or hit for the cycle each of the other owners owed you $5.00 which amounted to $65.00 in our 14 man league. A 4HR game or perfect game netted you an additional $10.00 from each owner or $130.00.