MLB Discussion - 2012 Season

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by tomalak301, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Yeah, great way for him to go out.

    ...What if he hadn't struck that guy out? :ouch:
     
  2. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Location:
    On my ship the Rocinante
    His son coming out of the dugout to give him a big hug brought a bit of a tear to my eye.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Re: Kerry Wood. I always thought it was a shame Harry Carey died of a heart attack right before the 1998 season.
    With Kerry's 20 strikeout game and Sammy Sosa in the HR derby, he would've died of a heart attack during the season for sure.
     
  4. Tiny Timby

    Tiny Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Yeah, it would have been great to have Harry Caray in the booth for 1998. Instead, we got his grandson, who is probably the second-best example of a guy who has a job solely because of who his sperm donor was, just behind Joe Buck.
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    ^ Yeah, the idea of Chip Carey being the color man was so much more exciting than Chip Carey being the color man. :thumbdown:
     
  6. Tiny Timby

    Tiny Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Chip was play-by-play. Steve Stone was the color man. ;)
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Huh. I must be confused about those roles.

    I thought the color man did the BSing and the play by play man called more of the technical stuff.
     
  8. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    You are correct, I can't say who is or was the broadcast people for the Cubs. I have my own to deal with, Gary Cohen probably one of the better Play by Play guys. Ron Darling, great color man who adds much insight to the game and Keith Hernandez who had trouble stringing two sentences together and can't make a cogent point.

     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    I don't think John Sterling has ever been more annoying as he has been tonight. (I am blacked out from watching the game live, because the Royals are involved and I live in their territory. So it's radio-only tonight.) Some snippets of Sterlingisms from tonight's game:

    - "Something short of Grand-ish"

    - TWO instances of "An A-bomb from A-Rod"

    - Probably the first baseball announcer I've ever heard who used the expression "béte noire", although not two minutes later he followed it up with "Bless their pea-pickin' little hearts"

    - "The bases are bulging with Bombers". :rolleyes:
     
  10. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    I listen to a lot of broadcasts from around the league and John Sterling is the last of the showmen. I know he annoys a lot of people, I can only take him in short dosages. However, he is really fun to listen to when he is on his game. I will take him anytime over the travesty that is the television booth for the Yankees. With their ever changing lineup, I don't know who is worse, Ken Singleton or Michael Kay. Then the parade of ex-yankees who swing by the booth to be the color guy. While they are all better then Keith Hernandez, its still not great to listen to.

     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    I like the Yankees TV guys. I don't understand why people hate Michael Kay so much - it's not like he's an insufferable jackass like, say, Hawk Harrelson. Kay's not afraid to point out when the Yanks do something wrong. And he's not a homer - sure, he yells "See ya!" just a little bit louder if the Yanks hit a home run than if the other team does, but he doesn't openly insult the opposition, again like Hawk does.

    Ken Singleton? Meh. He's not bad, but I like MK better. As for the color guys: Al Leiter really needs to switch to decaf. :lol:
     
  12. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    Its not his calling, its more his attitude I don't like. I in no way think he is a homer, I agree with you on that whole heartily. I don't even hate him, just don't prefer to listen to him. I actually like to watch baseball with the sound off, like if you were at a game.

     
  13. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    I have been watching Bryce Harper and the Nats games since he came up and I must say, he is super fun to watch. He still looks like he's a jerk, but he plays real hard and in the right way. I can only imagine if he keeps this up, in 3 or 4 years he will be insufferably.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    So what exactly the hell happened in the 9th inning in Boston on Friday night?
     
  15. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    In game? Could you be a bit more specific?
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    The little dust-up that happened when Morales hit Luke Scott with a pitch. I had the impression that there was more to it than that. Bobby V thought it was the coaches' fault. And it did appear that most of the brouhaha on the field was at least 'fed' by them. Is there some bad blood that I'm not aware of? :confused:
     
  17. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    At the last moment, I decided to goto the Mets game. R.A. Dickey was pitching, good game with the Mets up 2-0 in the 7th when I left. However the reason I'm posting this is his choice of music when he bats. His song is the theme song from Game of Thrones. just put a smile on my face.
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    ^ I like R.A. He may be the best pitcher the Mets have right now.

    And he's had an interesting life. Have you read his book?
     
  19. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Location:
    Syracuse NY
    I agree, at 7-1 he has been great for us this year. I haven't read his book, I have it on my iPad ready to go. Its a few books away and I want to read Ron Darlings book first, so I will probably make it a double header and read R.A.'s after Ron's.

     
  20. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    R.A. is an interesting character. He's found a niche with the Mets, and I'd read his book sometime.

    Santana will be their top pitcher once he fully recovers from the shoulder stuff, but could they score some fucking runs for the guy?!?

    Their rotation is surprisingly decent. An ace with Santana, couple old farts off the scrap heap in Dickey and Batista, and young guys like Niese and Gee. Too bad Pelfrey got hurt.

    As a team, they are playing pretty good ball with a lot of homegrown, unknown talent. Nickeas, Duda, Davis, Murphy, Parnell, Nieuwenheis (sp?), etc...