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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 6:31pm

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Im kind of shocked by the Girardi firing. Ive had my issues with him but overall hes obviously done an excellent job overall.

Is this an opening for Mattingly??
Only if he has pictures of Cashman with live boys and dead girls. Donnie hasn't exactly blown away the baseball world with his managing successes.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by revbob » 26 Oct 2017, 6:33pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:31pm
revbob wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:12pm
Im kind of shocked by the Girardi firing. Ive had my issues with him but overall hes obviously done an excellent job overall.

Is this an opening for Mattingly??
Only if he has pictures of Cashman with live boys and dead girls. Donnie hasn't exactly blown away the baseball world with his managing successes.
LOL. I didnt think he did so poorly with the Dodgers.

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 6:40pm

revbob wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:33pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:31pm
revbob wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:12pm
Im kind of shocked by the Girardi firing. Ive had my issues with him but overall hes obviously done an excellent job overall.

Is this an opening for Mattingly??
Only if he has pictures of Cashman with live boys and dead girls. Donnie hasn't exactly blown away the baseball world with his managing successes.
LOL. I didnt think he did so poorly with the Dodgers.
Great rosters that never got over the hump in the playoffs. Generally, he has the stink of loser on him if you ask me. He retired just as the Yankees re-emerged as world beaters in the 90s, then rejoined them in 2004 as the Torre years went south. He leaves when Girardi comes in and the Yankees win it all in 2009. Sure, coincidence, bad timing, and all, but, man, it's hard not to think that he's a cooler.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Rat Patrol » 26 Oct 2017, 7:43pm

revbob wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:12pm
Im kind of shocked by the Girardi firing. Ive had my issues with him but overall hes obviously done an excellent job overall.

Is this an opening for Mattingly??
Cashman's not going to send the Marlins prospects compensation for hiring Mattingly. No way. Nobody's worth that.

Apparently Girardi's been openly pining for a league-office job and trying to get off the field altogether. Maybe that's why Cashman gave him a shove without any help from the Stein-sons or Randy Levine's Mob Ties™.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Mimi » 26 Oct 2017, 10:18pm

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Holy stink, Girardi not coming back next year: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2116 ... rk-yankees

Ten years is a long time to manage a club, but still, after doing a pretty damned good job dealing with teams that often had lots of guys on the wrong side of their prime years, not being part of a team that has tons of young guys emerging is surprising.
Sad, but not surprised. I love Joe, but he's made some boneheaded calls through the years that leave me surprised he lasted this long. When the Yankees lost to the Astros, I had a feeling this was coming.

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Inder » 27 Oct 2017, 9:10pm

It's only the second, but this feels like when the Jays lit up Darvish in the ALDS a few years ago.

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Inder » 27 Oct 2017, 9:13pm

And Yuuuuuuuuuu're outta here.

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Oct 2017, 9:16pm

Is Houston's late game heroics in Game 2 going to be like when Gibson hit the walk-off against Eck in '88, and that pretty much broke the A's spirit?
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by tepista » 27 Oct 2017, 9:17pm

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And Yuuuuuuuuuu're outta here.
Good news, he just became affordable.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by tepista » 27 Oct 2017, 11:41pm

Doyers have used 17 pitchers in the last 20 innings
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Oct 2017, 7:03am

Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by tepista » 28 Oct 2017, 10:05am

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Dumb as a baseball player: https://screengrabber.deadspin.com/yuli ... 1819930542
He just cemented his White House invitation
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Inder » 28 Oct 2017, 11:38am

Major props to Darvish for his grace here.


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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Oct 2017, 12:17pm

I saw that as well this morning. I wonder how much of that is Darvish's personality and how much is culture. That is, I can't recall Japanese players responding to racist language and gestures while playing in North America, so I wonder if it's learned response not to escalate when someone acts like an ass in that way.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Oct 2017, 3:43pm

A good point about possible punishment for Gurriel from a league that condones Chief Wahoo: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/f ... topstories
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