"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Ditch the derby.
If we must have an All Star break (I vote we skip it completely), play the futures game on Monday night, the All Star Game on Tuesday and a double header of AAA and AA All Star Games on Wednesday. Back to real games on Thursday. Never figured out why they added that extra day anyhow.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
And around the stretch they come!
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"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Demand Berman to tone it back, back, back, back, back. Way back.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive
Fangraphs had a Derby post today, they suggested making the winner be by whoever hits the farthest home run. That way the players shoot for more impressive home runs, instead of getting a bunch of second basemen and stuff in there who win by scraping a bunch over the wall.
More Cespedeses and Stantons, less Canos and Ugglas.
Always Red (07-15-2013)
Someone might finally win the damn Tundra.
I'm so glad there is not a game thread for this, but here I am commenting. . I've watched it for 5 minutes during commercials for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (perhaps the finest show EVER on TV) and find it completely boring.
Maybe it's just Berman? Or maybe it's that when there are so many HR's then they're not so special?
I did enjoy watching Bryce Harper's dad trying to strike him out with cut fastballs though what a thrill for his dad, pitching to his son in the ASG HR contest. Can you imagine that?
AJ Burnett tweeting to Andrew McCutchen:
AJ Burnett @wudeydo34 1h
Watch out!, Chapman might drill you from there!
Are the Pirates still leading in plunked batsmen?
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.