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    Stephenson at Futures Game

    Keith Law, who has never been a Stephenson fan for whatever reason, gives him a glowing report for a change:

    " The best fastball of the day belonged to Cincinnati RHP Robert "Lighthouse" Stephenson, who touched 98 mph in his inning of work and sat at 94 to 96 mph, with a hard changeup at 88 and curveball at 82."
    OGB doesn't understand what the word "literally" means

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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    What's with "Lighthouse?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    What's with "Lighthouse?"
    Ha, I was wondering that myself. Never heard that one before.

    Kind of like it better than "BobSteve" though.
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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    "Poopface" is better than "Bob Steve"

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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    Bah. That's useless. Like saying..."Gee Billy Hamilton sure is fast." Thanks for the insight there Keith.

    The question with Stephenson isn't about his fastball. Everybody knows it's going to be a super plus pitch. The question about Stephenson is when will he really command an off speed pitch and how many off speed pitches will he learn to command.
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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    What's with "Lighthouse?"
    Its apparently a fairly obscure reference to a Robert Stevenson who was a lighthouse designer. He was also the grandfather of poet/writer Robert Louis Stevenson. I believe Law was just trying to show how smart he is or thinks he is by saying that.

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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    The question with Stephenson isn't about his fastball. Everybody knows it's going to be a super plus pitch. The question about Stephenson is when will he really command an off speed pitch and how many off speed pitches will he learn to command.
    He threw one changeup yesterday that was really, really good. Probably would have been called a strike, but hitter fanned badly on it anyway.

    He's got the makings of plus offspeed pitches. You're right -- being able to throw them for strikes and command the fastball are what he needs to do.
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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    I would rip on Stephenson, but is similar to the reason I have been calling him The Engineer

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Stephenson

    This guy was a railway engineer, so I am also on board with The Locomotive

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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Its apparently a fairly obscure reference to a Robert Stevenson who was a lighthouse designer. He was also the grandfather of poet/writer Robert Louis Stevenson. I believe Law was just trying to show how smart he is or thinks he is by saying that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...ivil_engineer)
    I should have known it had something to do with Keith Law being a dbag and it really wasn't Stephenson's nickname.
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    I think Stevenson is going to hold the franchise record for most bad/forced nicknames...
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Stephenson at Futures Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckie View Post
    I should have known it had something to do with Keith Law being a dbag and it really wasn't Stephenson's nickname.
    If Keith Law could clone himself he would... Just so he could ridicule his clone for not being as intellectually adept as he is.
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