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« Reply #300 on: April 02, 2021, 08:58:19 pm »
I totally agree with you about this BS rule.  If they shift, go with the old-timers motto: hit 'em where they ain't!  Instead of an unenforcible (and wildly subjective) rule about defensive shifts, why not just add 2-3 extra fielders? (That's known as sarcasm, folks! ;))  COMPLETE BS!!

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« Reply #301 on: April 02, 2021, 09:12:24 pm »
Back to MLB.  The first HR of this season came yesterday by my man Miggy! ;D  It occurred during a snow flurry so strong that neither Miggy, the outfielders, or the umpires were sure whether or not it was a HR!  It bounced back onto the field, so Miggy went from a trot to a sprint and slid into second.  After about a minute, it was officially ruled a HR, and the 2nd base umpire told Miggy to get up and trot on home!  That (plus Matt Boyd having a 5.2 inning outing of shut-out ball) bodes well for Detroit exceeding (dismal) expectations.  I'm gonna be wildly optimistic and predict c. .500 rather than the last place nearly everyone else is predicting.

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« Reply #302 on: April 06, 2021, 06:37:58 pm »
Since opening day, Miggy has shown his age.  My new favorite Tiger (tentative - don't want to commit after only 8 at bats!) is Akil Baddoo.  Akil was a Minnesota Twins draft choice stuck in Single A.  The Tigers apparently saw something in him and selected him the draft.  He was so impressive in spring training, that he was on the major league roster.  On Sunday, he hit a HR on the first pitch he ever saw above class A.  On Monday, he hit a grand slam against his former organization (but the Tigers were down 16-1 at the time, so the Twins were probably not particularly worried).  Today, he entered as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the tenth and singled in the winning run. ;D

I suspect the Twins are wondering "what the f*** have we ignored! :o

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« Reply #303 on: May 21, 2021, 12:31:51 am »
Mr. Ypsi, on this web site, you can spell out "fern" ... you don't have to use asterisks.

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« Reply #304 on: May 21, 2021, 05:34:22 pm »
'fern' was NOT the word I had in mind! ;D  But Akil Baddoo may have been a one-week phenom - he's been in a deep slump for about a month now. :(

A reminder not to get too excited by short-term results.  Spencer Turnbull was 0-5 going into Tuesday - he threw a no-hitter that night. ;)

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« Reply #305 on: June 01, 2021, 10:31:57 am »
Fierce When Roused

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« Reply #307 on: June 01, 2021, 03:13:27 pm »
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« Reply #308 on: July 01, 2021, 04:39:04 pm »
Bombers to Bombers: Tim LoCastro (Ithaca) traded from Arizona to the Yankees.

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« Reply #309 on: July 01, 2021, 10:11:50 pm »
'fern' was NOT the word I had in mind! ;D  But Akil Baddoo may have been a one-week phenom - he's been in a deep slump for about a month now. :(

A reminder not to get too excited by short-term results.  Spencer Turnbull was 0-5 going into Tuesday - he threw a no-hitter that night. ;)

Reminder to self: don't get TOO carried away with one-month results, either.  Akil Baddoo has now become a very legitimate lead-off hitter, and a dark-horse candidate for ROY.

Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera has risen from the dead and gone from well below the Mendoza line to the .240s - hitting well over .400 for the last 10-15 games.  Before the season, the 'experts' predicted he would achieve 500 homers before the end of the season, but not reach 3,000 hits until next season - I now think he will achieve both milestones before the end of 2021 (barring injury, f course).