• Baseball, Big and Small

    From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to All on Thursday, July 07, 2022 09:18:00
    Well we're in the dog days of summer, and about halfway through the MLB season.

    I'd say things are looking good for my beloathed Mariners, but second place doesn't mean much when you're seventh in the league. Can they close the gap with Houston? Probably not, but stranger things have happened. This team lives and dies on miracles.



    Over in Japan, the Yakult Swallows continue turning the tables, standing ten games over the Yomiuri Giants. Similar to the Yankees and Mets, the Swallows have traditionally been the underdog in their own city, so it's always nice to see them succeed.


    For Indy ball, the American Association's Milkmen continue their skid, turning 20-16 into 22-26. It's not enough to put them out, but it certainly isn't going to help them catch the Chicago Dogs, who have gone from 22-14 to 32-16 in that same span. Like the MLB, however, there's still half a season left, so hopefully they can get themselves in gear.




    Anyone else here a baseball fan? Or just enjoy going to the park a few times a year with friends?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Margaerynne on Thursday, July 07, 2022 11:03:00
    Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Margaerynne to All on Thu Jul 07 2022 09:18 am

    Anyone else here a baseball fan? Or just enjoy going to the park a few times a year with friends?

    I am. I watch, listen, or attend just about every Angels game. So this season has been such a mixed bag. I feel bad about that fracus with the Mariners and think that Phil Nevin really hurt the team and our chances of making the post season with his transparent plan of retribution and should not be re-instated as interim manager we he comes off his suspension. Joe Maddon would not have done that, so I don't think firing Joe was a good move by the GM. Fire the GM instead (he's the one that signed busts such as Rendon and Upton, after all).

    On the other hand, Ohtani is a show in himself, many games (and every game he pitches lately) and Trout is still very special, but strike-outs have plagued us. Whatever happened to "choke up and make contact" when you have 2 strikes?
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Margaerynne on Thursday, July 07, 2022 13:28:00
    Margaerynne wrote to All <=-

    Well we're in the dog days of summer, and about halfway through
    the MLB season.

    I'd say things are looking good for my beloathed Mariners, but
    second place doesn't mean much when you're seventh in the league.
    Can they close the gap with Houston? Probably not, but stranger
    things have happened. This team lives and dies on miracles.

    Over in Japan, the Yakult Swallows continue turning the tables,
    standing ten games over the Yomiuri Giants. Similar to the
    Yankees and Mets, the Swallows have traditionally been the
    underdog in their own city, so it's always nice to see them
    succeed.

    For Indy ball, the American Association's Milkmen continue their
    skid, turning 20-16 into 22-26. It's not enough to put them out,
    but it certainly isn't going to help them catch the Chicago Dogs,
    who have gone from 22-14 to 32-16 in that same span. Like the
    MLB, however, there's still half a season left, so hopefully they
    can get themselves in gear.

    Anyone else here a baseball fan? Or just enjoy going to the park
    a few times a year with friends?

    I'm a fan, although not as much as I once was probably. Was born and
    raised in New England, so am a lifelong Red Sox fan. I also follow (and attend some games) here where I live now (Pensacola, FL) our AA-Level
    team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (affiliated with the MLB Miami Marlins).


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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to Digital Man on Friday, July 08, 2022 08:44:00
    Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Digital Man to Margaerynne on Thu Jul 07 2022 11:03 am

    I am. I watch, listen, or attend just about every Angels game. So this season has been such a mixed bag.

    I can imagine! The West has been such a clown show these past few years, too.
    Still, I'm jealous that you live nearby. Angel Stadium seems like the best in
    California to me, though I haven't been to an in person.


    I feel bad about that fracus with the Mariners and think that Phil Nevin really hurt the team and our chances of making the post season with his transparent plan of retribution and should not be re-instated as interim manager we he comes off his suspension. Joe

    As silly as it was, I love it. The As and Ms have been neck-and-neck for so
    long that it's good to see a real rivalry resurface. A good brawl, nobody got
    too roughed up, and some good camaraderie between the players.

    100% agree that Nevin has to go, though. You can't lose your head like that
    over a HBP.


    On the other hand, Ohtani is a show in himself, many games (and every game he pitches lately) and Trout is still very special, but strike-outs have plagued us. Whatever happened to "choke up and make contact" when you have 2 strikes?

    I know TTO has been argued everywhere ad nauseam, but the decline of smallball
    really is sad. Some of the most exciting plays come on lucky contact.

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to Gamgee on Friday, July 08, 2022 08:48:00
    Re: Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Thu Jul 07 2022 01:28 pm

    raised in New England, so am a lifelong Red Sox fan. I also follow (and attend some games) here where I live now (Pensacola, FL) our AA-Level
    team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (affiliated with the MLB Miami Marlins).

    The Wahoos have been thrashing the Trash Pandas this year, which is a bummer.

    Do the Marlins have anyone good coming up through AA?

    Also, I know surprisingly little about the Sox, for how good they are.
    I recognize a few names off their roster, but that's about it.


    It's not strictly baseball-related, but are you a snowbird, or navy?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Margaerynne on Friday, July 08, 2022 10:17:00
    Margaerynne wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Thu Jul 07 2022 01:28 pm

    raised in New England, so am a lifelong Red Sox fan. I also follow (and attend some games) here where I live now (Pensacola, FL) our AA-Level
    team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (affiliated with the MLB Miami Marlins).

    The Wahoos have been thrashing the Trash Pandas this year, which
    is a bummer.

    :-)

    Do the Marlins have anyone good coming up through AA?

    Nothing too special at this point, we do have a pitcher named Perez that
    looks promising.

    Also, I know surprisingly little about the Sox, for how good
    they are. I recognize a few names off their roster, but that's about it.

    They're mediocre (again) this year. Being a Red Sox fan is generally
    painful, with a few moments of maximum pleasure in the last couple of
    decades. I'm still a fan though, no matter what. Looks like the
    Yankees are running away with things this year in the AL East.

    It's not strictly baseball-related, but are you a snowbird, or
    navy?

    Retired Navy. Did my last tour here, and stayed. Been here 20 years
    now and love the place. We even have a pro (A-level) hockey team here,
    which I'm a season ticket holder for. ;-)

    I think I saw that you were from the Seattle area. Did a 6-year tour
    there on a ship, and loved it. Went to many a Mariners game there, both
    in the KingDome and the new place. Was there when they imploded the
    KingDome and that was pretty interesting. The Mariners were actually
    good for a while when I was there. :-)


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Margaerynne on Friday, July 08, 2022 11:23:00
    Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Margaerynne to Digital Man on Fri Jul 08 2022 08:44 am

    As silly as it was, I love it. The As and Ms have been neck-and-neck for so
    long that it's good to see a real rivalry resurface. A good brawl, nobody got
    too roughed up, and some good camaraderie between the players.

    We got a ton of suspensions (mostly managers and non-everyday players) and an injury to one of our bullpen leaders. It hurt the Angels pretty good.

    100% agree that Nevin has to go, though. You can't lose your head like that
    over a HBP.

    Right. And it was obviously premeditated (Wantz, the "opener", which we have never used this season) was scheduled last minute to just what he did. It was pretty transparent.

    On the other hand, Ohtani is a show in himself, many games (and every game he pitches lately) and Trout is still very special, but strike-outs have plagued us. Whatever happened to "choke up and make contact" when you have 2 strikes?

    I know TTO has been argued everywhere ad nauseam, but the decline of smallball
    really is sad. Some of the most exciting plays come on lucky contact.

    Yup. The Three Two Outcomes do not make for an exciting game.
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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to Gamgee on Friday, July 08, 2022 14:25:00
    Re: Re: Baseball, Big and Small
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Fri Jul 08 2022 10:17 am

    decades. I'm still a fan though, no matter what. Looks like the
    Yankees are running away with things this year in the AL East.

    To say the least.
    They must have taken the whole "Haven't won a ring in 13 whole years" thing really hard.

    Retired Navy. Did my last tour here, and stayed. Been here 20 years
    now and love the place. We even have a pro (A-level) hockey team here, which I'm a season ticket holder for. ;-)

    That's funny! I've got family that went through NAS Pensacola in the 80s, and similarly loved it.
    I'm a navy brat so I spent a few stints close by, so I can see why you love it.



    I think I saw that you were from the Seattle area. Did a 6-year tour
    there on a ship, and loved it. Went to many a Mariners game there, both
    in the KingDome and the new place. Was there when they imploded the KingDome and that was pretty interesting. The Mariners were actually
    good for a while when I was there. :-)

    Sort of, but I'm mostly stealing the prestige. Another great coastal place with good baseball.

    And that's a good time to be there for six years! Basically the one and only golden age in this
    runaway experiment in mediocrity.

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