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  1. getbent

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    the unwritten rules get amended. The threshold for 'call off the dogs' has changed considerably over the past 20 years or so... and, I think the change is good. Part of the reason for that is the advent of the 7th inning specialist, the 8th inning specialist, and the closer....

    The whole notion of 'shortening the game' is fairly new. (you could look it up)

    which is to say, that scratching for a run to get things going can happen with greater score disparity than in years past and padding a lead is less 'bush' than it used to be because offenses tend to be more explosive now.

    Another causal factor (I suspect) is the structuring of bonuses and contracts for all players... for relievers the stats are their paycheck and for hitters, picking up that extra hit and improving stats that the casual fan would not easily grasp contributes to how they are paid... Most guys have figured out that an extra hit a week can mean millions.

    syf, I have absolutely taken advantage of the situation like you did... and I have turned the majority of double plays in my life without ever touching the bag...

    I like that things have changed. Sometime I will tell the story of breaking up Bill Bordley's almost perfect game as a college freshman... I paid the price for it, but I did help my guys avoid total humiliation.
     
  2. Stubee

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    Well yadda yadda yadda but that was a baseball fans game tonight once we figured out the strike zone.
     
  3. getbent

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    a good tight game... my fantasy is that giants start Lincecum tomorrow... it probably won't happen, but it would be fun to see Timmy the Kid on more time.
     
  4. tiskit86

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    I'd like to see Timmy too, but my guess is it won't happen either. They'll start Vogie and use Petite early if he gets in trouble. Giants will need some breaks in order to win this, and tonight all their hard hit balls broke the Royals way. Batting Herrera in the 7th was the kind of move that could have made Yost look like a total moron had the Giants come back and won by a run.
     
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    Great game. Nice to see them settle in after trading blowouts.

    Strike zone was indeed a bit odd. That called strike on Cain, Posey picked off the point of the dish. As in, his glove was on the plate. That cannot be a strike.

    I can safely say this. If the Royals are leading after the 6th, it is going to take an act of congress for the Giants to scrape up some runs with that 3 headed monster in the KC bully. All three of those dudes throw absolute gas.

    I heard an interesting little tidbit the other day, listening to the Director of Player Development for the Royals. He said that the scoreboard radar gun at Kaufmann, is one mile per hour slower than the actual speed. So, when Herrera is in there throwing 101, hes is actually bringing it 102. Not that there is a real discernible difference at that point, but holy cow. Ahh.. To weigh a buck seventy, and bring it at 100+mph...

    It is going to be a dog fight now. If KC can steal today's game...

    ~syf
     
  6. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Agreed, and big win for KC. Looks like we might just have ourselves a series!

    That is allowed, right? For safety reasons? (that's what I've heard)
     
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    Giants have some scary guys. Sandoval does things that no man of his girth should be able to do. His speed and quickness are amazing...and his power. Wow...

    And when it comes down to watching someone who seems capable of throwing unhittable...but makes em' swing pitches...Romo. I don't know that thing is he throws but it takes a hard left (or right, depending on batter) as if the end of the bat has a force field around it. Scary. Why wouldn't they pitch him longer?
     
  8. getbent

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    he can only throw the frisbee about 20 times before his arm is about to fall off...

    There is not one guy pitching right now that isn't in agony. All of their arms hurt or have that dead feeling right now... you can see in Affeldt's face that his arm is killing him and Herrera has that look of a man who is just hanging on and visualizing that he can do it rather than knowing...

    These guys are tough... especially the guys who are throwing every day..

    I can remember late in the season (as a shortstop) in college essentially not taking any warmups... my arm was so sore, I knew I could make maybe 6-10 throws in a game... I would just save them... these guys are doing that..
     
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    If you watch Herrera after every pitch, he straightens his arm up towards the sky, trying to stretch away the elbow pain. This is the common reaction to Ulnar Collateral strain. It hurts so bad that you see stars after each pitch. And the pitch you decide to take off, as far as not making full effort, leaves the stadium at 500 mph going the other way.

    There is a downside to throwing 100 mph, but right now, the Cortisone and Viscosupplements are flowing non stop in the training room.

    The weight of that World Series ring sure does a lot to ease the pain...

    ~syf
     
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    He reminds me of Zumya, the Tiger who threw 105 mph. I saw Joel pitch at Comerica, it was unbelievable. I hope Herrera has a better fate!
     
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    Timmy in the bullpen! Maybe we get your wish!


    Nope. Fly out by Crawford.
     
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    Go Royals !

    Mousta October up next :cool:
     
  13. Wyzsard

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    ...oh well
     
  14. Colo Springs E

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    Pablo making me look smart.
     
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    Maybe he'll be playing for a team you like next year.

    Poor Collins. Dude couldn't be more gassed.
     
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    Giants in 7, in extra innings. "Underpants" for MVP. (My wife's name for Hunter Pence)
     
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    1) Chicago Cubs, in 4. I'm a true Cubs fan.

    2) No idea. Probably hasn't been born yet. I'm realistic.

    Hey, you didn't specify what year.
     
  19. Colo Springs E

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    Well played Dr, well played.
     
  20. william tele

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    Giants have no "quit" in them! Us Royals fans felt that ***** slappin' all the way back here in KC...

    Being a KC fan I'm not going to bag on all the things Royals did wrong last night but only a fool would deny how damn good those Giants played...Kudos!
     
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