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(The News & Observer (NC))   Nelson Cruz helps Rangers destroy the A's in what can only be described as the Special Olympics of the MLB   (newsobserver.com) divider line 74
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2013-06-18 10:39:18 AM
Special Olympics of the MLB

The Mets?
 
2013-06-18 11:09:50 AM
Headline:Nelson Cruz helps Rangers destroy the A's in what can only be described as the Special Olympics of the MLB

Article: preserving an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/18/2971755/nelson-cruz-leads-resu r gent-rangers.html#storylink=cpy
Either that word doesn't mean what you think it does, or I get to see "that's the joke" being posted.
 
2013-06-18 11:12:16 AM

SkittlesAreYum: Headline:Nelson Cruz helps Rangers destroy the A's in what can only be described as the Special Olympics of the MLB

Article: preserving an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/18/2971755/nelson-cruz-leads-resu r gent-rangers.html#storylink=cpy
Either that word doesn't mean what you think it does, or I get to see "that's the joke" being posted.


Oh really? Go fark yourself, newsobserver.
 
2013-06-18 11:20:23 AM
I've read this headline five times over and I still don't know what the fark it's trying to say.
 
2013-06-18 11:22:08 AM

Killer Cars: I've read this headline five times over and I still don't know what the fark it's trying to say.


Seriously.  It's not like the game featured the consecutive throwing error failarity we've seen from the Mets and Cubs the last couple days.  (Did it?  I assume not but I didn't watch.)
 
2013-06-18 11:23:04 AM
I enjoyed the jays destroying the rangers last week. That was fun.
 
2013-06-18 11:40:55 AM
It still amazes me to think that the state of Texas has never seen a World Series winner.
 
2013-06-18 11:52:28 AM
Man, can Nelson Cruz's biogenesis suspension just come down already?  It's been obvious he's been using for years, and he just KILLS the A's.  Beltre is an obvious user too, so they should just suspend him whether they have evidence or not.  Just because.

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/ Let's Go Oakland
 
2013-06-18 11:59:11 AM

Killer Cars: I've read this headline five times over and I still don't know what the fark it's trying to say.


The whole AL West sucks.

/not subby
 
2013-06-18 12:03:26 PM

PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.


How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west
 
2013-06-18 12:05:34 PM

Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west




No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions
 
2013-06-18 12:11:21 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Man, can Nelson Cruz's biogenesis suspension just come down already?  It's been obvious he's been using for years, and he just KILLS the A's.  Beltre is an obvious user too, so they should just suspend him whether they have evidence or not.  Just because.

<br>
<br>
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/ Let's Go Oakland


Cruz on his first PED suspension for Colon getting his second smackdown?  Rangers would take that all day.
The way Oakland lets Texas get ahead and then just runs them down, it probably isn't enough, though.
 
2013-06-18 12:14:36 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions


A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.
 
2013-06-18 12:15:39 PM
A narrow 8-7 win consitutes "destroying" someone now? LOL.

/still up 2 games in 1st place
 
2013-06-18 12:16:29 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Cruz on his first PED suspension for Colon getting his second smackdown? Rangers would take that all day.
The way Oakland lets Texas get ahead and then just runs them down, it probably isn't enough, though.


That's the beautiful part, is Colon already got popped for his PED usage, so he wouldn't be suspended again. Everything's coming up Oakland! Our cheaters are better than your cheaters!
 
2013-06-18 12:17:21 PM

Di Atribe: . I think you're thinking of the NL west


what?  granted, the first place Snakes would be in second in the East (braves have 42 wins) and and an unimpressive 4th in the central (Cards, Reds, Pirates have more wins) but the last palce NL West team (Los Doyers) would be ahead of the Mets and Marlins in the East, and Cubs and Los Cervicieros in the Central.

Our best isn't as good, but our worst is way, way better.

You're drunk, Di.  Go home.
 
2013-06-18 12:17:42 PM

Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.




Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?
 
2013-06-18 12:24:33 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.



Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?


Just so hockey and basketball fans find our sport boring?

Actually I'd like one, just to see the reaction to my teams current win streak. They are three games away from the entirety of the al east being .500 or better
 
2013-06-18 12:25:20 PM
Ops meant so they could call it boring. Going home. Drunk.
 
2013-06-18 12:25:41 PM

theurge14: It still amazes me to think that the state of Texas has never seen a World Series winner.


Sure it has! The Lone Star state got to see the 2010 Giants win in Arlington and the 2005 White Sox win in Houston
 
2013-06-18 12:26:16 PM

rickythepenguin: Our best isn't as good, but our worst is way, way better.


I TOOK IT BACK RICKY I'M SORRY OK


rickythepenguin: You're drunk, Di. Go home.


I wish.


Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?


I know we had a few at the beginning of the season. I think bionicjoe was doing the graphs.  Which day do they come out?
 
2013-06-18 12:26:30 PM

Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.


www.reactiongifs.com

Nope. Sure ain't.
 
2013-06-18 12:27:05 PM

Rex_Banner: theurge14: It still amazes me to think that the state of Texas has never seen a World Series winner.

Sure it has! The Lone Star state got to see the 2010 Giants win in Arlington and the 2005 White Sox win in Houston


SHUT UP I HATE YOU

::sobs in corner::
 
2013-06-18 12:27:49 PM

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.

Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?

Just so hockey and basketball fans find our sport boring?

Actually I'd like one, just to see the reaction to my teams current win streak. They are three games away from the entirety of the al east being .500 or better




Or the fact that KC has won 13 out of 16 in June and are 4 out of the wildcard 5 south of the Tigers
 
2013-06-18 12:30:31 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions


Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:07 PM

Di Atribe: rickythepenguin: Our best isn't as good, but our worst is way, way better.

I TOOK IT BACK RICKY I'M SORRY OK


rickythepenguin: You're drunk, Di. Go home.

I wish.


Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?

I know we had a few at the beginning of the season. I think bionicjoe was doing the graphs.  Which day do they come out?




Monday for Espn
 
2013-06-18 12:31:10 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.

Thread jack! Why can't we ever have a power rankings thread?

Just so hockey and basketball fans find our sport boring?

Actually I'd like one, just to see the reaction to my teams current win streak. They are three games away from the entirety of the al east being .500 or better



Or the fact that KC has won 13 out of 16 in June and are 4 out of the wildcard 5 south of the Tigers


Really?...nice.

It's hard to root against kc.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:55 PM

Di Atribe: I wish.


So do i, but for a different reason.....*wink*....ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyeaaaahhh UNFFFFFFFFF


UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Nope. Sure ain't.


HA!!!! i wish i could carry that gif around and whenever my dipshiat coworkers ask me something stupid just hold it up to them.
 
2013-06-18 12:33:42 PM

rickythepenguin: HA!!!! i wish i could carry that gif around and whenever my dipshiat coworkers ask me something stupid just hold it up to them.


LOL, I stole it from Di. She knows... :)
 
2013-06-18 12:38:14 PM

Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.




The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?
 
2013-06-18 12:38:39 PM

Di Atribe: Mid_mo_mad_man: No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

A quick averaging of the records confirms your assertion. Good jorb.

Anyway. Point is. It ain't the AL West.


Umm AL Central? HELLO
 
2013-06-18 12:41:03 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.



The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?


Bu bu but scherzer is 10-0!

Oh, and any day now leyland is going to take valverde out back and shoot him, meaning they will get 5 more wins than predicted.
 
2013-06-18 12:45:09 PM

msn.foxsports.com

thecpt:
Bu bu but scherzer is 10-0!



1)  Hey Maxxie boy:  David Bowie called, he wants his eyes back

2)  while he didn't exactly kill it in ARizona (9-15 record), he began to turn it around and i really liked how aggressive he was.  and he was all the time getting first pitch strikes and getting batters off his plate.  i was sad to see him get traded.
 
2013-06-18 12:47:05 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?


Yes, but only a little crazy.  I guess what I'm thinking boils down to the Nats, Royals, and Indians in terms of who will finish .500, and I think the Nats are the best of the three.  But I've been pretty hard on the Royals all year, and they're certainly playing good ball now.
 
2013-06-18 12:47:54 PM

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Bu bu but scherzer is 10-0!

Oh, and any day now leyland is going to take valverde out back and shoot him, meaning they will get 5 more wins than predicted.




The guy isn't even in the top five pitchers in the AL Central
 
2013-06-18 12:50:20 PM

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Bu bu but scherzer is 10-0!

Oh, and any day now leyland is going to take valverde out back and shoot him, meaning they will get 5 more wins than predicted.


What the hell is wrong with Leyland / the Tigers / everyone?  I keep hearing, on fark and elsewhere, that the Tigers have no better options at closer, and that they'll struggle to bring in a good arm via trade.

His name is Joaquin Benoit.  He's on the team already.  He's even closed this year already.

Boom.  Done.  Then trade for some 8th inning arm which will cost you like a fifth of what a closer would.
 
2013-06-18 12:52:31 PM

thecpt: Oh, and any day now leyland is going to take valverde out back and shoot him, meaning they will get 5 more wins than predicted.


All of baseball should get rid of the idea of "the closer", who only pitches in the ninth inning, and only when some obscure scorekeeping tool says "it's a save situation".

Up 1 run, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out in the 8th?  Can't bring in "the closer"!  It's not his inning!  Someone else has to get this strikeout!

Up 3 to start the 9th?  Go get my best reliever!  "The book" says "the closer" must pitch in this stressful situation where leading teams win 96% of the time!

Three lefties due up in the ninth?  Get "the closer" even though he's right-handed!  THE SCOREKEEPER HATH PROPHESIED SO!
 
2013-06-18 12:53:18 PM

SkittlesAreYum: Headline:Nelson Cruz helps Rangers destroy the A's in what can only be described as the Special Olympics of the MLB

Article: preserving an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/18/2971755/nelson-cruz-leads-resu r gent-rangers.html#storylink=cpy
Either that word doesn't mean what you think it does, or I get to see "that's the joke" being posted.


The url says resurgent?  That tells me they haven't been watching baseball.  Rangers have had a terrible June and just came off a 6 game losing streak.  Newsobserver is on crack.
 
2013-06-18 12:54:05 PM

Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Yes, but only a little crazy.  I guess what I'm thinking boils down to the Nats, Royals, and Indians in terms of who will finish .500, and I think the Nats are the best of the three.  But I've been pretty hard on the Royals all year, and they're certainly playing good ball now.




The sad thing is Sheilds is out pitching Verlander and Max this season but you wouldn't know it by stupid win/loss for pitchers. Even Santana is better then Max. Monday was a typical Sheilds outing. Gives up ond run and gets a no decision. We win it in the ninth. Thank goodness for baseballs best pen.
 
2013-06-18 12:56:22 PM

rickythepenguin: 2) while he didn't exactly kill it in ARizona (9-15 record), he began to turn it around and i really liked how aggressive he was. and he was all the time getting first pitch strikes and getting batters off his plate. i was sad to see him get traded.


He was putting up good results in a very hitter-friendly park at age 24.  Giving up that guy for an Edwin Jackson rental plus Ian Kennedy looked good when Kennedy had his "WTF?" 2011, but they're probably regretting it these days.
 
2013-06-18 01:00:48 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Yes, but only a little crazy.  I guess what I'm thinking boils down to the Nats, Royals, and Indians in terms of who will finish .500, and I think the Nats are the best of the three.  But I've been pretty hard on the Royals all year, and they're certainly playing good ball now.

The sad thing is Sheilds is out pitching Verlander and Max this season but you wouldn't know it by stupid win/loss for pitchers. Even Santana is better then Max. Monday was a typical Sheilds outing. Gives up ond run and gets a no decision. We win it in the ninth. Thank goodness for baseballs best pen.


Matt Harvey's been just about the best pitcher in baseball and he's 5-1, and hasn't won in like a month and a half.  Hooray for win/loss.
 
2013-06-18 01:04:36 PM

chimp_ninja: thecpt: Oh, and any day now leyland is going to take valverde out back and shoot him, meaning they will get 5 more wins than predicted.

All of baseball should get rid of the idea of "the closer", who only pitches in the ninth inning, and only when some obscure scorekeeping tool says "it's a save situation".

Up 1 run, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out in the 8th?  Can't bring in "the closer"!  It's not his inning!  Someone else has to get this strikeout!

Up 3 to start the 9th?  Go get my best reliever!  "The book" says "the closer" must pitch in this stressful situation where leading teams win 96% of the time!

Three lefties due up in the ninth?  Get "the closer" even though he's right-handed!  THE SCOREKEEPER HATH PROPHESIED SO!


More annoying to me are situations where a manager will leave a clearly struggling starter in for longer than they should so that they'll qualify for a win.
 
2013-06-18 01:07:27 PM
I'd like to know how the #2 and #5 teams in the AL playing for first place in the West is "the special olympics". Perhaps submitter can explain his thinking on this.
 
2013-06-18 01:10:06 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: rickythepenguin: HA!!!! i wish i could carry that gif around and whenever my dipshiat coworkers ask me something stupid just hold it up to them.

LOL, I stole it from Di. She knows... :)


Oh there's more where that came from, baby

i27.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-18 01:10:29 PM

chimp_ninja: Three lefties due up in the ninth? Get "the closer" even though he's right-handed! THE SCOREKEEPER HATH PROPHESIED SO!


I forget if it was a game i went to or watched (who cares either way) but about a month ago, the Snakes were playing I think SFO and there was a stretch where SFO (STL?) burned 3 relievers in 4 pitches.  the sequence wsa something like

batter 1: hit, runner advances (stater taken out, pitching change)
batter 2: one pitch (out) (pitching change)
batter 3: ball, RBI (pitching change)
batter 4: one pitch (RBI), (pitching change)
batter 5: third out

those 4-5 batters and 4 pitches (if 5) took about 15 godamn minutes between warmups.  i thought i was watching terry francona circa 2009.
 
2013-06-18 01:14:46 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Yes, but only a little crazy.  I guess what I'm thinking boils down to the Nats, Royals, and Indians in terms of who will finish .500, and I think the Nats are the best of the three.  But I've been pretty hard on the Royals all year, and they're certainly playing good ball now.

The sad thing is Sheilds is out pitching Verlander and Max this season but you wouldn't know it by stupid win/loss for pitchers. Even Santana is better then Max. Monday was a typical Sheilds outing. Gives up ond run and gets a no decision. We win it in the ninth. Thank goodness for baseballs best pen.


Not so sure about Shields "outpitching" those guys.  Hell the only guy he is outpitching on the Tigers staff is Porcello.

Pitcher / FIP / xFIP / WAR
Verlander / 2.48 /  2.96 / 3.0
Scherzer / 2.51 / 2.81 / 3.1
Sanchez / 2.07 / 2.57 / 3.1
Fister / 2.68 / 3.20 / 2.8
Shields / 3.30 / 3.51 / 2.3
 
2013-06-18 01:16:59 PM

Di Atribe: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: rickythepenguin: HA!!!! i wish i could carry that gif around and whenever my dipshiat coworkers ask me something stupid just hold it up to them.

LOL, I stole it from Di. She knows... :)

Oh there's more where that came from, baby

[i27.photobucket.com image 347x194]


Haha, awesome! My nephew is pitching today in his Little League All-Star tournament in Lake Havasu. I told him to wait until the other team's best hitter got to the plate, then wink at him. He told me he's gonna do it!
 
2013-06-18 01:17:18 PM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dafatone: Mid_mo_mad_man: Di Atribe: PowerSlacker: The whole AL West sucks.

How do you figure? The Rangers were going back & forth with the Cardinals for best record in the league there for a while. I think you're thinking of the NL west

No gentlemen your both wrong. The NL East is the least of the divisions

Granted, the Mets and Marlins make for some pretty horrific numbers, but I figure the Nationals will get it together and they and the Braves will both wind up with very good seasons.

The AL Central's the place that has the best shot of finishing with only one team over .500.  And the NL West is a mess.  A pretty good mess at the moment, but who knows which teams will stay productive, especially now that Tulo's out.

The AL Central has the Tigers at five games above .500. KC is at .500 and the tribe one below it. All three could be above it in September. That being said 85 games wins the title. Btw if I told you before the season that the Tigers pitching staff would be the second best in the division at this time would you think I was crazy?

Yes, but only a little crazy.  I guess what I'm thinking boils down to the Nats, Royals, and Indians in terms of who will finish .500, and I think the Nats are the best of the three.  But I've been pretty hard on the Royals all year, and they're certainly playing good ball now.

The sad thing is Sheilds is out pitching Verlander and Max this season but you wouldn't know it by stupid win/loss for pitchers. Even Santana is better then Max. Monday was a typical Sheilds outing. Gives up ond run and gets a no decision. We win it in the ninth. Thank goodness for baseballs best pen.

Not so sure about Shields "outpitching" those guys.  Hell the only guy he is outpitching on the Tigers staff is Porcello.

Pitcher / FIP / xFIP / WAR
Verlander / 2.48 /  2.96 / 3.0
Scherzer / 2.51 / 2.81 / 3.1
Sanchez / 2.07 / 2.57 / 3.1
Fister / 2.68 / 3.20 / 2.8
Shields / 3.30 / 3.51 / 2.3


I forgot to put Santana on there

Santan / 4.02 / 3.49 / 1.2
 
2013-06-18 01:39:28 PM

Di Atribe: Rex_Banner: theurge14: It still amazes me to think that the state of Texas has never seen a World Series winner.

Sure it has! The Lone Star state got to see the 2010 Giants win in Arlington and the 2005 White Sox win in Houston

SHUT UP I HATE YOU

::sobs in corner::


Di - I take consolation in that I have rooting for the Rangers since before they were the Rangers.  At leat I am finally getting some baseball in Arlington.  Maybe not a World Series yet, but I am feeling better about the prospects of seeing one in Arlington during my lifetime
 
2013-06-18 02:02:28 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Haha, awesome! My nephew is pitching today in his Little League All-Star tournament in Lake Havasu. I told him to wait until the other team's best hitter got to the plate, then wink at him. He told me he's gonna do it!


Clearly, this nephew of yours is of the highest caliber. Brilliant!
 
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