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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2024, 07:45:54 pm »
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Remember this guy?  When I first got into Rotisserie Baseball, our league allowed two minor league draft picks each year which enabled an owner to have first rights on any call-up they had chosen.  My first pick was Wagner.  He averaged over two strikeouts per inning in college.



Wagner was only something like 5' 9", but per square inch basis maybe the hardest thrower ever.

As lifetime Houston fan, i was really saddened how his depature was handled.  On one side you had an Owner/GM whose purpose was to liquidate assets and sell the team.  Their reluctance to re-sign/give raise to Wagner was part of that process.  OTOH, Wagner saw this as a major disrespect event, and was parting was on the worst of terms.  When Billy went to the Phillies, the team/media painted Wagner as a malcontent, and the boo birds rose to the occasion.   All those parties are long gone, so I hope Billy doesn't harbor any long trm resentment.
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Re: Baseball 2024
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2024, 05:29:37 am »
Homerun to shallow CF


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That was fun!  :silly: If this were regular season, we'd have better playback options, for example watching the runner as he watches what's going happening on the field and realizes he can continue to run.


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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2024, 06:49:24 pm »


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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2024, 07:04:55 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGO_MU7DRw

An east or west coast team?  Will never happen.  And BTW, much as been written about how the BOSOX and NYY were cheating just as much as the Astros.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2024, 07:12:24 pm »
An east or west coast team?  Will never happen.  And BTW, much as been written about how the BOSOX and NYY were cheating just as much as the Astros.

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The video has nothing to do with cheating using  "trash cans", wearing wires and bleacher cameras relaying next pitches...it is about gambling on baseball...your own sport.

While the game is on, the "chance of winning percentages" are displayed.

Ohtani should be suspended without pay for at least an entire season.  The idea that the translator had complete access to the funds is ludicrous.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2024, 08:14:28 pm »
@catfish1957

The video has nothing to do with cheating using  "trash cans", wearing wires and bleacher cameras relaying next pitches...it is about gambling on baseball...your own sport.

While the game is on, the "chance of winning percentages" are displayed.

Ohtani should be suspended without pay for at least an entire season.  The idea that the translator had complete access to the funds is ludicrous.

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Like that's going to happen. He'll be protected. He's too valuable not to be.


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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2024, 11:38:36 pm »
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Wow...now I'm REALLY nervous about the upcoming season.

As of now the ORIOLES are 23-6 in preseason games...leading the entire MLB. 



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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2024, 01:58:54 pm »
@AllThatJazzZ   @catfish1957

Wow...now I'm REALLY nervous about the upcoming season.

As of now the ORIOLES are 23-6 in preseason games...leading the entire MLB.

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I'm not concerned. It was the preseason -- time to get a look at all potential players in an MLB setting. My Astros will rise to the occasion!


3 more days, y'all, and then....

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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2024, 02:03:46 pm »
@catfish1957

The video has nothing to do with cheating using  "trash cans", wearing wires and bleacher cameras relaying next pitches...it is about gambling on baseball...your own sport.

While the game is on, the "chance of winning percentages" are displayed.

Ohtani should be suspended without pay for at least an entire season.  The idea that the translator had complete access to the funds is ludicrous.

Suspended?

There are whispers that Ohtani bet on his own games.  Pete Rose didn't even do that.  If proven, he'll get a lifetime ban.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2024, 02:24:51 pm »
@AllThatJazzZ   @catfish1957

Wow...now I'm REALLY nervous about the upcoming season.

As of now the ORIOLES are 23-6 in preseason games...leading the entire MLB.

Fan Graphs has always done a great job projecting and tracking the teams before,and during the season.

Here are all the teams and their chances of winning it all at season's start (Per Fan Graphs)

1. Braves- 25.4%
2. Dodgers- 15.8%
3. Astros- 11.4%
4. Yankees 6.4%
5. Devil Rays- 4.4%
6. Mariners- 4.1%
7. Twins- 3.9%
8. Orioles- 3.3%
9. Blue Jays- 3.2%
10. Phillies- 2.8%
11. Cardinals- 2.4%
12. Diamondbacs- 2.1%
12. Padres- 2.1%
14. Rangers- 1.8%
15. Giants- 1.7%
16. Cubs- 1.5%
17. Brewers- 1.1%
17. Guardians- 1.1%
19. Marlins- 1.0%
20. Red Sox- 0.9%
20. Tigers- 0.9%
20. Mets- 0.9%
23. Reds- 0.6%
24. Angels- 0.5%
25. Pirates- 0.4%
26. Royals- 0.3%
27. White Sox- 0.0%
27. A's- 0.0%
27. Nationals- 0.0%
27. Rockies- 0.0%
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2024, 02:28:34 pm »
Suspended?

There are whispers that Ohtani bet on his own games.  Pete Rose didn't even do that.  If proven, he'll get a lifetime ban.

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No one is going to allow such a thing to be proven. I hope he's not dirty. I like Ohtani. He's an amazing player and scary good to watch. But he is idolized and is, thus, good for baseball's bottom line. Plus he's a Dodger -- one of the League's favored teams. I don't expect an honest investigation. Am I too jaded?


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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2024, 02:33:50 pm »
@catfish1957

No one is going to allow such a thing to be proven. I hope he's not dirty. I like Ohtani. He's an amazing player and scary good to watch. But he is idolized and is, thus, good for baseball's bottom line. Plus he's a Dodger -- one of the League's favored teams. I don't expect an honest investigation. Am I too jaded?

Talk about a CAN OF WORMS!!  Right??

He should be suspended without pay for the entire 2024 season while an investigation for the truth is conducted.

IMO, the translator was the vehicle for placing the bets.  Either that, or Ohtani 'invested' in the bookie's operation.

Hopefully, we'll find out soon.  But for the 'sanctity' of baseball, he needs to sit this year out.
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2024, 03:08:31 pm »
Talk about a CAN OF WORMS!!  Right??

He should be suspended without pay for the entire 2024 season while an investigation for the truth is conducted.

IMO, the translator was the vehicle for placing the bets.  Either that, or Ohtani 'invested' in the bookie's operation.

Hopefully, we'll find out soon.  But for the 'sanctity' of baseball, he needs to sit this year out.

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MLB does have habit/ history of sweeping bad PR under the rug.  But in the age of real time social media that "low key" approach may be tough to pull off.

But I do want to make a few points that without soundng racist or culturally insensitive that are really relavant to this matter:

1. If it is proven Ohtani bet on or had a proxy betting on his games, he needs a swift lifetime ban penalty.  Pete Rose will be watching this closely, and it is only fair that the punishement is equitable.  And don't forget Rose didn't bet on his games.

2. Have you ever watched the demographics at a Casino?  I think somehow, someway, that these people are hardwired toward gambling.  That may be a shocking thing to say, but..... 

3.  DCP brought up the excellent point of sanctity of the game.  Baeball just isn't a game of 18 played on grass randomly and slipshod, it contains traditons, game in game interplay that only knowledgeable fans understand, Statistics that are sacred, Baseball gods who we idolized as children.  Let's not forget that Ohtani probably does not understand these aspects of the tradition of 150 years of baseball, and just might be more likely to violate it's sacred tenants.

I sure hope the guy is innocent, because the game sure has invested a ton in him as the face of the game.  It will be the ultimate Lose- Lose scenario for MLB as a sport.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2024, 03:10:28 am »
Baseball is trying to kill me! After crushing me to the floor (getting swept 4-0 at home by the Stankees), tonight our new starting pitcher (Ronel Blanco) pitched a no-hitter against the Blue Jays. A little history... in 2019-ish, Verlander pitched his 3rd no-hitter against none other than the Blue Jays in their ballpark.

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« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2024, 06:06:44 pm »
Baseball is trying to kill me! After crushing me to the floor (getting swept 4-0 at home by the Stankees), tonight our new starting pitcher (Ronel Blanco) pitched a no-hitter against the Blue Jays. A little history... in 2019-ish, Verlander pitched his 3rd no-hitter against none other than the Blue Jays in their ballpark.

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I saw that!  Good for him!

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« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2024, 06:07:51 pm »
Buccos are 5-0. We're only 157 games away from a perfect season! Woo hoo!!
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« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2024, 07:19:26 pm »
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2024, 01:12:13 am »
Buccos are 5-0. We're only 157 games away from a perfect season! Woo hoo!!
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« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2024, 11:37:27 am »
I spoke too soon.  :crying:

LOL!  I was going to say the same thing about my ORIOLES.  Now they're at .600   happy77

Two starting pitchers sidelined with injuries.

Saving Grace...the Stankees finally lost one! 
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« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2024, 11:16:10 pm »
LOL!  I was going to say the same thing about my ORIOLES.  Now they're at .600   happy77

Two starting pitchers sidelined with injuries.

Saving Grace...the Stankees finally lost one!

Only 2? Astros have 4 on IL. Verlander, Garcia, Urquidy, McCullers. Silver lining was to have a newbie pitching as a starter only to chalk up that historical no-hitter. I've been a baseball fan since 2017 World Series and I've already been fortunate to have seen 3 single-pitcher no-hitters and 2 multiple-pitcher no-hitters.


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« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2024, 11:33:49 pm »
Only 2? Astros have 4 on IL. Verlander, Garcia, Urquidy, McCullers. Silver lining was to have a newbie pitching as a starter only to chalk up that historical no-hitter. I've been a baseball fan since 2017 World Series and I've already been fortunate to have seen 3 single-pitcher no-hitters and 2 multiple-pitcher no-hitters.

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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2024, 11:42:25 am »
Only 2? Astros have 4 on IL. Verlander, Garcia, Urquidy, McCullers. Silver lining was to have a newbie pitching as a starter only to chalk up that historical no-hitter. I've been a baseball fan since 2017 World Series and I've already been fortunate to have seen 3 single-pitcher no-hitters and 2 multiple-pitcher no-hitters.

I alwas thought this was one of the most amazing, if not improbable ones.  Remember watching it back in '03.  6 pitcher no-no against the Stanks, and no one pticher out there for more than 2 2/3 innings.

https://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/06112003.shtml

Sad, that I probaby have attended a couple of hundred Astros games, and about 10 Cardinal ones.  And Never saw a no-hitter.  Did see one Nolan Ryan "one-hitter" that I think he lost the no-no in the 8th.  I believe I saw every Ryan start in the dome in '85, including his 4000th K.  Actually took a picture of Danny Heep swinging and missing on that 4000th milestone.


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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2024, 01:11:51 pm »
Players' unions have ruined the game. It used to be that if you didn't play it hit you in the pocket. Now we have multi-millionaires riding the pine for entire seasons. Careers in McCullers's case.
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