steamingpile: But he still has to play for Cleveland
Sin_City_Superhero: Jake Taylor: I play for the Indians.Claire Holloway: Here in Cleveland? I didn't know they still had a team!Jake Taylor: Yup, we've got uniforms and everything, it's really great!
Tricky Chicken: Forgot to mention that he was also the first to do it in June four days after a rainstorm wearing nike cleats and while jupiter was in the house of capricorn.
ChrisDe: The downtown's nice, but the team's going nowhere.
chimp_ninja: ChrisDe: The downtown's nice, but the team's going nowhere.They're in a division with the Royals, White Sox, and Twins, and only the Royals have even the potential to be good out of that group.So to make the playoffs, they need to basically beat the Tigers. The Tigers lineup is basically: Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler, and a bunch of random dudes. Two of those guys could go on the DL with a strained adipose and sink the offense in a hurry.Right now, the Tigers are a better team, but it's based mostly on their pitching. One or two injuries, or Verlander continuing to forget how to pitch, and Cleveland's the next-best bet to win the Central.Granted, Oakland looks invincible right now, and you might be just competing for a runner-up trophy. It's rare that you look at the team with the best record in the league and think "Man, they're unlucky. They play so much better than their record shows."
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's RBIs subby. Get it right. Oh, I know there's this douchy nouveau pronunciation that's been going on in recent years, and it's technically right. But it sounds stupid and we've been referring to multiple runs batted in as RBIs since the dawn of the stat.
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's RBIs subby
T.rex: steamingpile: But he still has to play for ClevelandDude...you're from Atlanta, who's claim to fame is Nene Leaks. Maybe sit this one out next time.
Shame Us: So what you're saying is that if Detroit didn't have their best players, they'd be worse.
Shame Us: #analysis
T.rex: Dude...you're from Atlanta, who's claim to fame is Nene Leaks. Maybe sit this one out next time.
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's RBIs subby.
chimp_ninja: Shame Us: So what you're saying is that if Detroit didn't have their best players, they'd be worse.Yes. I'm saying that because their lineup consists of two exceptional hitters, one decent hitter, and a bunch of schlubs, they're more vulnerable than a more balanced team is to an injury to one of those exceptional hitters.Compare that to a team like the Cardinals, who regularly trot out 5 or 6 above-average hitters and no stars. Any one of those guys gets hurt, and the blow is small. Miguel Cabrera gets hurt, and the Tigers are done.Shame Us: #analysisYup. Try it some time.
Shame Us: Way to go out on a limb by saying that if a team loses the best hitter in the game, they'd have trouble filling that void.
chimp_ninja: T.rex: Dude...you're from Atlanta, who's claim to fame is Nene Leaks. Maybe sit this one out next time.1) Whose.2) You're a Creationist who thinks polio is a hoax. Maybe sit out rational discussion of all topics forever.
DeWayne Mann: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's RBIs subbyNo no no, it's RsBI
chimp_ninja: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: It's RBIs subby.Run batted ins?
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