MLB 2022 Season: Houston Warship: Go Phuck Yourselves

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  1. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As I live and breathe: the Dodgers manage to come up with City Connect uniforms that AREN'T ugly as shit. Who knew? :lol:
     
  2. Starbreaker

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    That's wild. Is it still just Trout, Ohtani and a bunch of guys in over their heads?
     
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  3. King Bob!

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    Two generational players and nothing to show for it so far. What's in the water there?
     
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  4. Timby

    Timby I Am That Fool Administrator

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    I hate the ghost runner in extra innings so, so, so much.
     
  5. Starbreaker

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    I like it but maybe they should only introduce it in the 12th inning or something.
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

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    With a couple of exceptions...bad pitching. We score a ton of runs (2nd in the AL, last I looked), and give up a lot. Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh are good, then things fall off pretty badly. Rendon is useless. We need to be less focused on paying too much for aging stars and more on thefarm system.

    We'll see what the future holds since the Angels drafted 20 pitchers last year.

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  7. Timby

    Timby I Am That Fool Administrator

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    Angels fired Joe Maddon; Phil Nevin takes over as interim manager.
     
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  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    Girardi and Maddon are 100% to blame for those teams' inability to put a decent roster together ;)

    Well, that's how it plays out most of the time anyway.
     
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    Both GM’s have to be on the chopping block if the interim guys can’t turn things around.
     
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    Timby I Am That Fool Administrator

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    The overall impact of managers on wins and losses is largely minimal, but I get the move; you can't watch the team lose twelve straight games and not do something. Player morale is at an all-time low right now (there have been a ton of fights in the dugout, for example) and Maddon's been doing weird shit even for him this year (like telling the press during spring training that he had a plan to put Trout in left field, and he did so without speaking to Trout first), so I understand the rationale behind making the change.

    Girardi, though, was visibly checked out and had been for quite some time. A lot of the time he looked like he actively didn't want to be there in Philadelphia, and that sort of vibe rubs off on the players. He's also gotten more and more wildly inflexible over the years, which is a recipe for disaster (it's what doomed Ryne Sandberg as a manager, for example).
     
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  11. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Eduardo Escobar hit for the cycle last night. First Met in a decade to do it. :techman:
     
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    Phil Nevin...lol that outta work out great.
     
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    Saw that Joe Maddon firing coming. The Phillies have had problems long before Girardi got there. They were the hottest team in baseball for years and selling out every game and now they're... not.
     
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    Angels WIN!!! Holy Cow!
     
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    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

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    Ohtani is basically all we've got left with the injuries going on....

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  16. Ar-Pharazon

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    Can he pitch & hit every day? What about cloning?
     
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  19. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Take a drink if John Smoltz says:

    - "If Aaron Judge can stay healthy"
    - "Yankees are too home run dependent"
    - "In this ballpark/short porch"
    - Anything about :censored:ing Exit Velo
     
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  20. The Scrooge Doctor

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    I'm sure Smoltz isn't the only one who says all of those, especially the last one. :shrug:
     
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