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(Hardball Talk)   The Houston Astros trade their closer to the Detroit Tig....wait....The Houston Astros had a closer?   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 27
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2013-07-29 04:04:12 PM  
ZOMG THIS WAS MAIN PAGED I AM BUTTHURT.
 
2013-07-29 04:06:39 PM  
I wouldn't know...I don't have comcast.
 
2013-07-29 04:07:55 PM  
I wonder what Alec Baldwin has to say about this.
 
2013-07-29 04:09:36 PM  
THE BEST CLOSERS:

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www.thecompletepitcher.com
 
2013-07-29 04:10:25 PM  
Always good to hear about a guy getting his shot in the big leagues.
 
2013-07-29 04:13:36 PM  
I always assumed the Astros just used the rest of the team as the closer.
 
2013-07-29 04:14:38 PM  
The guy drove me crazy when he was with the Brewers. Enjoy.
 
2013-07-29 04:15:54 PM  
I'm so glad they made this trade and not a trade for Papelbon, who makes a fortune and isn't actually very good any more.
 
2013-07-29 04:16:48 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The guy drove me crazy when he was with the Brewers. Enjoy.


He won't be closing games for the Tigers most nights- Benoit has earned that job. He's just a needed somewhat reliable arm in the pen.
 
2013-07-29 04:17:05 PM  
Sweetness, the Tigers bullpen has needed some back-end help.

Also, I was saddened to read that the "Eat 'em up Tigers" guy and his friend were killed Friday.
 
2013-07-29 04:24:52 PM  
Goddamndogassastros.
 
2013-07-29 04:31:22 PM  
Jim From Saint PaulZOMG THIS WAS MAIN PAGED I AM BUTTHURT.

Hold on a sec., a rather minor or routine story about a relief pitcher being traded makes the main page, but 2012 MVP Ryan Braun getting suspended for the rest of the season for steroid usage was sports tabbed?

How does that work?
 
2013-07-29 04:32:06 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: ZOMG THIS WAS MAIN PAGED I AM BUTTHURT.


Since the Astros aren't involved in a sport, where else would it go?
 
2013-07-29 04:36:56 PM  
Nah they just put an extra C in there..
 
2013-07-29 04:43:47 PM  
Hopefully this will turn out for the Tigers like pulling Fister from the terrible Mariners did a few years ago
 
2013-07-29 04:46:52 PM  
There are only 2 ways the average Farker knows what this headline means:

1. Adult Swim had some anime special about baseball.
2. Jose Veras was diagnosed with Aspergers.
 
2013-07-29 04:51:28 PM  
You mean they guy that closes down the stadium at night? they traded him?  I didn't realize he was a tradable employee.
 
2013-07-29 04:58:23 PM  

ManateeGag: You mean they guy that closes down the stadium at night? they traded him?  I didn't realize he was a tradable employee.


I think Detroit traded 20 square blocks of city for him.
 
2013-07-29 05:31:27 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: There are only 2 ways the average Farker knows what this headline means:

1. Adult Swim had some anime special about baseball.
2. Jose Veras was diagnosed with Aspergers.


That's god damn hilarious
 
2013-07-29 05:38:09 PM  
Elroy is not happy.
 
2013-07-29 06:05:53 PM  
Everyone misunderstands... When the Astros call this guy a "closer", the word is used in the sense "This guy keeps us from losing by quite so much" instead of in the usual baseball sense.
 
2013-07-29 07:14:39 PM  
Obelisk beat me to the vocabulary lesson.

/Go Rangers
 
2013-07-29 08:48:18 PM  
as someone from Houston, all I can say is, we still have a baseball team?
 
2013-07-29 08:51:34 PM  

loonatic112358: as someone from Houston, all I can say is, we still have a baseball team?


Yeah, we have uniforms and everything.
 
2013-07-29 09:18:39 PM  

ekdikeo4: Hopefully this will turn out for the Tigers like pulling Fister from the terrible Mariners did a few years ago


Fister for Furbush!
 
2013-07-30 07:15:53 AM  
Hey remember, Nolan Ryan started in the Astros.

/just sayin'
 
2013-07-30 10:20:05 AM  
A closer for Houston is as useless as Herb Washington was for Oakland.
 
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