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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 2:51pm

Nats at 8:40.Orioles at 10:05 PM {#Arghhh}
 I'm not getting pulled into a late nighter again(crosses fingers)
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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 6:23am

 buzz wrote:
who has the harder time in the rain. pitcher or batter?

 
Outfielders are probably the least eager to play in rainy conditions.  The batters may have an edge if they can get in past the infield.


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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 9:30pm

 bokey wrote:

 I think it depends on the climate the player grew up in.

 A pitcher from a rainy state knows how to handle the ball under those slippery conditions and knows how to use the humidity to make the ball cut in the atmosphere.Plus if the ball is wet,I imagine it's easier to dig your fingernails in for breaking balls.
  A pitcher from Mexico or a high altitude area is used to dry air and not a lot of cutting action on his pitchers.A guy going from there to Raintown,USA is probably going to have problems adjusting to the strikezone,unless he throws 105 high velocity fastballs in 5 innings that don't move and is done for the game.
  As far as batters,I dunno.Some guys don't even use a knob on their dangerous maple bats anymore in order to keep more weight on the barrel.I guess it depends on wrist strength.

 So the real answer is I don't know.

 
Upon further review, I think the biggest factor will be up to the groundskeepers. If the mound turns to gumbo, the pitcher can't land that front foot securely and he'll throw nothing but floaters. If the mound stays intact, I think the edge goes to the pitcher. But then once the ball is hit, the condition of the infield, length of the grass etc will be worsened by rain, usually meaning the ball slows down more if it bounces in wet grass, but the infielders' range will be cut down a bit, and overall, I think once the ball is in play, the batter has an edge.
 
In the end, I think it's a wash. 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 7:42pm

 buzz wrote:
who has the harder time in the rain. pitcher or batter?

 
 I think it depends on the climate the player grew up in.

 A pitcher from a rainy state knows how to handle the ball under those slippery conditions and knows how to use the humidity to make the ball cut in the atmosphere.Plus if the ball is wet,I imagine it's easier to dig your fingernails in for breaking balls.
  A pitcher from Mexico or a high altitude area is used to dry air and not a lot of cutting action on his pitchers.A guy going from there to Raintown,USA is probably going to have problems adjusting to the strikezone,unless he throws 105 high velocity fastballs in 5 innings that don't move and is done for the game.
  As far as batters,I dunno.Some guys don't even use a knob on their dangerous maple bats anymore in order to keep more weight on the barrel.I guess it depends on wrist strength.

 So the real answer is I don't know.


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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 3:38pm

 buzz wrote:
who has the harder time in the rain. pitcher or batter?

 
hot dog guy
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 2:53pm

 buzz wrote:
who has the harder time in the rain. pitcher or batter?

 
I think it probably evens out because there are so many variables, but I'd say the pitcher has more things to take advantage of. The ball might get slick and the pitcher lose control, but I think they can get a better grip, throw something like a spitball etc. so if the pitcher's practiced up in throwing junky wet breaking balls, he might do more of that. 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 12:18pm

who has the harder time in the rain. pitcher or batter?
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Posted: Jul 18, 2014 - 9:48pm

So the Nats and Orioles both lose?

 We know who is responsible.

 Thanks.
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Posted: Jul 18, 2014 - 1:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since when do they take Thursday off, too? I thought they skipped Mon Tue Wed and played Thursday. I was all primed to sit and watch and dammit!

  Thanks Obama.
 Life does resume, thankfully, with a full slate of games as is the natural order of our country, and Toronto.


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Posted: Jul 18, 2014 - 12:21pm

 bokey wrote:
 Obama's plot to destroy America with the All Star break has been defeated and the games resume today.{#Bounce}

 
Since when do they take Thursday off, too? I thought they skipped Mon Tue Wed and played Thursday. I was all primed to sit and watch and dammit!
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Posted: Jul 18, 2014 - 12:09pm

 Obama's plot to destroy America with the All Star break has been defeated and the games resume today.{#Bounce}
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Posted: Jul 17, 2014 - 10:27am

In ignoring Tony Gwynn, Major League Baseball failed to understand its own appeal

Baseball's legacy of achievement is part of its appeal. Context is everything. Derek Jeter is a comment on every shortstop before him, and every shortstop that came before him is a comment on Derek Jeter. That's how we know he's great and exactly how great he is. The same goes for Tony Gwynn and his place in history. If you look at the similarity scores offered on Baseball-Reference.com, a way of identifying like players, they both have very low numbers (Gwynn'sJeter's) the system's way of saying that there has never been anyone like them. Whether you know it through the numbers, seeing them play, or just hearing people talk about them, these are facts that MLB, that people who claim to care about the game like Bud Selig, should desperately want you to remember. Without them there is no context, and without context, baseball has no life.

It sounds morbid, but the dead are always with us in baseball. Babe Ruth still casts a long shadow, and Lou Gehrig, and Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson, and, for decades to come, Tony Gwynn. Again, it's not the network's job to remind you of that. Derek Jeter is now, and now is what sells for them. It was on Major League Baseball to remind Fox of Baseball's needs, and that Baseball forgot to do.

 

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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 5:52pm

 haresfur wrote:Very touching post.  {#Good-vibes}

I share with you having my mother be the prime motivator in me becoming a BB fan.  This will date me, but I was a  ten year old Braves fan, living near Milwaukee, and listened on our new radio in 1959 to Harvey Haddix throw 12.2 innings of perfect BB for the Pirates...only to have what were then "My Braves" win in the 13th. It was my mother making dinner, then popcorn for the long game and being very encouraging. {#Good-vibes} .  Wiki covers it nicely here.  I had already seen one game in '57 in person, but I was too young for it to really take. Dad was a fan too, but not like mom.


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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:26pm

 haresfur wrote: 
Very nice journal post.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:21pm

I miss you, Mom.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:20pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Well I went over and watched it with my dad so that was okay. I've never been in awe of Jeter so I was kind of meh about the sendoff but it was nice. His dugout interview with Harold Reynolds was funny tho. And Wainwright throwing him some gopher balls was funny. He backtracked but the original interview where he said he wanted to "give him a couple of pipe shots.. he deserved it" was pretty straightforward, I didn't see any sense of joking around.

Faux baseball. And yes, Wainwright did ruin it by saying it so publicly.  He's no rookie himself and should have known better.  {#Naughty}


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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:16pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

They didn't? With Joe Buck at the mic, I coulda sworn...
 
A Brief History of the Pipe Shot

 
Joe Buck ... where's Zevon when you need him? 

Anyway I wonder what Joe's dad would think of all the shilling for everything Fox?  
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:11pm

 Zep wrote:

The fix was in ... Matheny starting Waino and then bringing in the ineffective Neshek. It took Clippard to shut that crap down. 

I don't mind what they did for the Captain, but heck, why didnt they just call it the Derek Jeter All-Star Game?
 

 
They didn't? With Joe Buck at the mic, I coulda sworn...
 
A Brief History of the Pipe Shot
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:09pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Well I went over and watched it with my dad so that was okay. I've never been in awe of Jeter so I was kind of meh about the sendoff but it was nice. His dugout interview with Harold Reynolds was funny tho. And Wainwright throwing him some gopher balls was funny. He backtracked but the original interview where he said he wanted to "give him a couple of pipe shots.. he deserved it" was pretty straightforward, I didn't see any sense of joking around.
 
The fix was in ... Matheny starting Waino and then bringing in the ineffective Neshek. It took Clippard to shut that crap down. 

I don't mind what they did for the Captain, but heck, why didnt they just call it the Derek Jeter All-Star Game?
 
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Posted: Jul 16, 2014 - 4:05pm

Well I went over and watched it with my dad so that was okay. I've never been in awe of Jeter so I was kind of meh about the sendoff but it was nice. His dugout interview with Harold Reynolds was funny tho. And Wainwright throwing him some gopher balls was funny. He backtracked but the original interview where he said he wanted to "give him a couple of pipe shots.. he deserved it" was pretty straightforward, I didn't see any sense of joking around.
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