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Old July 27 2014, 09:26 PM   #466
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

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Are there any good rivalries anymore besides Giants/Dodgers and Yankees/Red Sox??
I still like the Braves/Nationals. It's had its ups and downs, but you know someone is going to talk trash every year.
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Old July 27 2014, 09:28 PM   #467
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Are the Dodgers and Diamondbacks still going at it?
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Old July 27 2014, 09:34 PM   #468
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Are the Dodgers and Diamondbacks still going at it?
That was a feud between petty owners, not the fanbases.
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Old July 27 2014, 10:06 PM   #469
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

This is probably one of the most stacked hall of fame classes I've seen in recent memory.
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Old July 27 2014, 10:10 PM   #470
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This is probably one of the most stacked hall of fame classes I've seen in recent memory.
Three indisputable players and one indisputable manager, yes.

I still can't put into words how angry I am about the change from 15 to 10 years for ballot eligibility, though.
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Old July 27 2014, 10:47 PM   #471
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Yeah, where did the eligibility thing even come from? I wasn't even aware of any conversation about that happening. It just seems like they made the decision willy nilly. That was a definite head scratcher for sure.
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Old July 27 2014, 11:04 PM   #472
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Yeah, where did the eligibility thing even come from? I wasn't even aware of any conversation about that happening. It just seems like they made the decision willy nilly. That was a definite head scratcher for sure.
Basically, the "Steroid Era" guys have retired, and they're entering eligibility soon.

Also, SABR-era guys like Dave Cameron (who is an idiot, but could also probably put together a non-moronic ballot) and Keith Law and other similar writers are coming up to their 10-year membership in the BBWAA ... which means that they get their Hall of Fame votes. And they'll vote for guys like Bonds (not Sosa), which somehow makes the Hall of Fame invalid in their minds.

There's still a huge movement in the BBWAA that believes that sabermetric dudes are just goobers living in their parents' basements, or would like to describe them as such. By making the ballot period from 15 to 10 years, that means that the SABR guys only get a few years of voting before guys like Raines fall off. Raines only has three more years on three stacked ballots before he falls out -- and that's wrong.
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Old July 27 2014, 11:07 PM   #473
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Are the Dodgers and Diamondbacks still going at it?
That was a feud between petty owners, not the fanbases.
And their Triple A teams, too!

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...071334549.html

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Old July 28 2014, 12:18 AM   #474
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Are the Dodgers and Diamondbacks still going at it?
That was a feud between petty owners, not the fanbases.
well, maybe not the fanbases, but I saw the brawl at Dodger Stadium just like you did. Are you saying the owners were behind that?
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Old July 28 2014, 01:30 AM   #475
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I'm watching the Giants and Dodgers now on the ESPN game of the week. The rivalry seems pretty healthy and Jake Peavy seems more than willing to join the struggle. He seems a little too amped about this game but if a guy can join the team and go right into "fuck the Dodgers" mode then the rivalry is pretty good. As long as it stays on the field of course.

Update: You know Peavy is pumped up when he just fist pumped a first pitch strike to A.J. Ellis.
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

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Are there any good rivalries anymore besides Giants/Dodgers and Yankees/Red Sox??
I still like the Braves/Nationals. It's had its ups and downs, but you know someone is going to talk trash every year.
The Braves are hated by everyone else in the NL East. It's not just the Nationals.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:46 AM   #477
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Are there any good rivalries anymore besides Giants/Dodgers and Yankees/Red Sox??
I still like the Braves/Nationals. It's had its ups and downs, but you know someone is going to talk trash every year.
The Braves are hated by everyone else in the NL East. It's not just the Nationals.
It's just whoever is in contention. The Braves/Phillies rivalry was better in my opinion but with the Phillies falling off that one has cooled down.
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Old July 28 2014, 02:22 PM   #478
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

Angels give up a total of two runs in three straight wins against the Tigers.

And gain no ground on the A's.

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Old July 28 2014, 02:31 PM   #479
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Angels give up a total of two runs in three straight wins against the Tigers.

And gain no ground on the A's.

Chuckle.

The Angels won't catch my boys.

The only way this fight will be settled will be when the A's and Angels play 7 games against each other at the end of August.
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A lot can happen between now and then.



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