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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #200 on: June 04, 2024, 05:09:16 pm »
LSU v. UNC

Check out this two-strike bunt.  Full count.  Runner on second.


https://twitter.com/TalkinBaseball_/status/1797833544489918789


So, which was the gutsier call?  Bunting with two strikes and a man in scoring position?  Or the third baseman letting it roll?

(In retrospect, the right call would have been not to bunt and taken the walk since the pitch was obviously a ball).

UNC went on to tie it in the ninth and win it in the tenth.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #201 on: June 04, 2024, 05:44:40 pm »
A game of inches will sometimes break your heart.


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is a government big enough to take away everything you have.


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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #202 on: June 05, 2024, 12:40:58 am »
I don't have a problem with Tucupita Marcano betting on baseball if he wasn't on the active roster.

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Marcano, currently a member of the San Diego Padres, was found to have placed 231 MLB-related bets, including 25 that MLB says included wagers on Pirates games while he was on the team's major league roster. However, he did not appear in any of those games because he was on the injured list following a season-ending knee injury. He was receiving medical treatment at PNC Park during that time.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/40275531/tucupita-marcano-gets-life-mlb-ban-betting-baseball
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #203 on: June 05, 2024, 03:48:38 am »
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Marcano, currently a member of the San Diego Padres, was found to have placed 231 MLB-related bets, including 25 that MLB says included wagers on Pirates games while he was on the team's major league roster. However, he did not appear in any of those games because he was on the injured list following a season-ending knee injury. He was receiving medical treatment at PNC Park during that time.

He had inside information.  He bet for (or against) his own team while on the roster and while associating with other teammates.  I would love to know how hungover a pitcher was from the night before or how sore a shortstop's ankle was from some injury unknown to the public.  Who had stomach flu.  Etc.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #204 on: June 05, 2024, 07:50:10 am »
He had inside information.  He bet for (or against) his own team while on the roster and while associating with other teammates.  I would love to know how hungover a pitcher was from the night before or how sore a shortstop's ankle was from some injury unknown to the public.  Who had stomach flu.  Etc.

Good points.

My thinking was that he wasn't in uniform nor anywhere near his teammates on a day-to-day basis...no opportunity to affect an outcome.
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #205 on: June 07, 2024, 08:27:08 pm »


A government big enough to give you everything you want
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #206 on: June 07, 2024, 08:48:28 pm »
Damn Yankees!!   

Will they ever lose again??  /s

LOL!  Dodgers come thru in 11 innings!  2-1!   :laugh:
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #207 on: June 11, 2024, 02:30:09 am »
It's an all ACC/SEC College World Series.

ACC:  UNC, NC State, UVA, FSU

SEC:  Tennessee, Florida, Texas A&M, Kentucky



Upcoming games:

Fri June 14:

UVA v. UNC
FSU v. Tenn

Sat June 15:

NC State v. Kentucky
Florida v. Texas A&M
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #208 on: June 11, 2024, 12:29:34 pm »


At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside.
And asked, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?
"Yes, coach", replied the little boy. "
Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?"
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
"So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn't argue,
curse the umpire, or call him an ass***. Do you understand all that?"
Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative.
The coach continued, "And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play,
it's not a dumb-a** decision or that the coach is a shit**** is it?"
"No, coach."
"Good", said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.”
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #209 on: June 11, 2024, 12:38:17 pm »
"Good", said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.”
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Re: Baseball 2024
« Reply #210 on: June 17, 2024, 03:28:06 am »
Don't look now, but...

okay, LOOK!

The Orioles just took 2 of 3 from the Phillies to crawl even with the AL East division leading Yanks in the LOSS column.

The Yankees have played 3 more games than the O's putting them just 1.5 games GAMES BACK in the standings.

The O's travel to Yankee stadium for a 3 game series beginning Tuesday nite.

They hosted the Yankees in Baltimore earlier this year taking 3 out of a 4 game series.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - David Burge (Iowahawk)

"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living" F. Scott Fitzgerald