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« on: Jul 05, 2011 at 21:21 »

I know, I know.  Baseball sucks and Pirates fans are assholes.

Still, this team definitely has my interest.  Kudos to them for making the season interesting up til the all-star break. Remains to be seen if Nutting will actually pay to keep the team in contention, but with the lockout, he has a golden oppotunity to cash in.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2011 at 07:18 »

If only we had a section where we could post about the Pirates...

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2011 at 15:56 »

And this season I cancelled my MBL extra innings package...
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2011 at 06:53 »

And this season I cancelled my MBL extra innings package...

Midget Bowling League? Wink
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2011 at 13:13 »

Wow.  I expected the Pirates to improve but I never thought they'd be part of an actual pennant race.  If they play .500 ball the rest of the way the 'Burgh will boast the reigning coaches of the year in hockey and baseball, and I cannot be convinced that Tomlin didn't deserve it in the NFL either.
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2011 at 10:10 »

IMO this turnaround began around the time they brought up Neil Walker last year.  Even though they still sucked, there started to be exciting play by young guys and it was worth tuning in.  Starting pitching was often quite good for 5 or 6 innings, but then it blew up more often than not. 

It remains to be seen whether ownership/management has a commitment to winning and as soon as important contracts come up, we'll know what's up.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 2011 at 10:07 »

It remains to be seen whether ownership/management has a commitment to winning and as soon as important contracts come up, we'll know what's up.

I'll take a crack at that one...they'll let them go to the Yankees, Red Sox, or Phillies and the Pirates will suck again. I'm jaded from 20 years of futility.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 15, 2011 at 23:27 »

The Pirates are in first.  Just wanted to say it.
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 10:59 »

If you're the catcher, you have to make that tag - no excuse.  It might have been a bad call, but the catcher could have made it a moot point.  I don't think replay would have helped that.

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« Reply #9 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 12:57 »

I agree.  Why a swipe tag?  I dislike it most of the time anyway.  Just put the glove down there and leave it, they're gonna slide into it 99% of the time, and the other 1% you're in position to move the glove where you need it.
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« Reply #10 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 13:02 »

If you're the catcher, you have to make that tag - no excuse.  It might have been a bad call, but the catcher could have made it a moot point.  I don't think replay would have helped.

Rediculous, jonzr.  No creditable source is suggesting that the tag was not made. 

Fact is, bad things happen to the Pirates in Atlanta, kinda like the Steelers and New England.
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 13:19 »

If you're the catcher, you have to make that tag - no excuse.  It might have been a bad call, but the catcher could have made it a moot point.  I don't think replay would have helped.

Rediculous, jonzr.  No creditable source is suggesting that the tag was not made. 

Fact is, bad things happen to the Pirates in Atlanta, kinda like the Steelers and New England.

When I watch that slowmo replay it looks like he *should have* made the tag but there's no way I can say he actually did.  It's inconclusive.  I guess you could argue that the ump should give him the call, kinda like the 2nd baseman who never actually steps on the bag for a double play, but that's not the same thing.  The catcher has to make it obvious - no benefit of the doubt.

This isn't like the should-a-been-no-hitter last year.  Even in real-time it was obvious that the runner was out at first. 
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 13:38 »

Not sure what replays you're watching. 

Meals admitted (in that back-handed, Bud Selig-era way) that he tagged him.

Players make plays.  Umps make calls.  Meals and his 19 years of experience need to be sent back to AAA to ride the bus again.
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 14:08 »

On the replay I posted go to the 1:25 mark and it's impossible to say either way.  Same thing at the 1:05 mark from a different angle.
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 15:33 »

On the replay I posted go to the 1:25 mark and it's impossible to say either way.  Same thing at the 1:05 mark from a different angle.

You are the only person I have read, seen, or talked to who thinks the tag was not applied.
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« Reply #15 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 15:39 »

If the Buccos miss the playoff by 1 game after not being contenders for the last 18 years, Meals will become more hated in Pittsburgh than Steve Bartman was in Chicago a few years back.   flipoff
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 15:42 »

On the replay I posted go to the 1:25 mark and it's impossible to say either way.  Same thing at the 1:05 mark from a different angle.


You are the only person I have read, seen, or talked to who thinks the tag was not applied.


That's not what I said.  In effect, I said that the catcher needs to remove the decision from the ump. And I further stated that a replay would likely not have overturned the call (using NFL rules) because it's inconclusive. I can't say he made the tag and I can't say he didn't.

All blame on the catcher IMO.  Don't make a showy, pretty, sweeping tag, get your fucking nose dirty and tag that bitch forcefully.  Change his path.  Physically intervene.  Hell, bloody his fucking nose - at least then you have some evidence.  "You see ump, you see that blood on the ball? You see that guy with blood pouring out of his nose?  You see the blood on the ground 8 feet away from the plate?"

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 19:00 »

That's the type of contact that forces Sidney Crosby to miss a season. 
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« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 19:15 »

That's the type of contact that forces Sidney Crosby to miss a season. 

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« Reply #19 on: Jul 27, 2011 at 22:22 »

That's the type of contact that forces Sidney Crosby to miss a season.  


That's funny!  Let's all send back our team Canadia medals.

And jonzr, you're the only one who's argued that the catcher didn't get the tag down.  EOS.
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« Reply #20 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 07:32 »

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C'mon Penso, ya think the entire Nation loves him just because he's a great player? I'm plenty glad he lit the lamp for the gold, but quite a few Canucks used to call #99 a pussy too. 
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« Reply #21 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 07:55 »

That's the type of contact that forces Sidney Crosby to miss a season. 


That's funny!  Let's all send back our team Canadia medals.

And jonzr, you're the only one who's argued that the catcher didn't get the tag down.  EOS.

I guess you didn't read my last post before the "BAM" one.  This one:

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In effect, I said that the catcher needs to remove the decision from the ump. And I further stated that a replay would likely not have overturned the call (using NFL rules) because it's inconclusive. I can't say he made the tag and I can't say he didn't.

That's fine, Mob Rules!  The majority is *always* right! Heck, left is right!  Up is down!  Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!11!!!
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 08:00 »

You guys should meet up at the Orange Julius.  duel
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« Reply #23 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 08:30 »

I think the point here is that no Pittsburgh players or even teams should ever go to Georgia and expect a favorable outcome.
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« Reply #24 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 08:46 »

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That's funny!  Let's all send back our team Canadia medals.

And jonzr, you're the only one who's argued that the catcher didn't get the tag down.  EOS.


I guess you didn't read my last post before the "BAM" one.  This one:


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In effect, I said that the catcher needs to remove the decision from the ump. And I further stated that a replay would likely not have overturned the call (using NFL rules) because it's inconclusive. I can't say he made the tag and I can't say he didn't.

That's fine, Mob Rules!  The majority is *always* right! Heck, left is right!  Up is down!  Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!11!!!

Don't worry jonz, I got your back.  Did he make the tag?  Prob so.  But it was poor technique and he could easily have made it completely obvious he made the tag.  Absolutely no reason or purpose in a swipe tag there.
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« Reply #25 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 08:59 »

Don't worry jonz, I got your back.  Did he make the tag?  Prob so.  But it was poor technique and he could easily have made it completely obvious he made the tag.  Absolutely no reason or purpose in a swipe tag there.

So what you are saying is that you want to fight Penso too? stirthepot
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 09:15 »

Don't worry jonz, I got your back.  Did he make the tag?  Prob so.  But it was poor technique and he could easily have made it completely obvious he made the tag.  Absolutely no reason or purpose in a swipe tag there.

So what you are saying is that you want to fight Penso too? stirthepot

No, he's getting dibs on Penso's keepers!  ninja
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« Reply #27 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 12:43 »

Phew.  Eh, it's past now.  On vacation with the in-laws in Tahoe and not what you would call relaxed right now.  Will be the subject of an epic post upon return.

I keep looking for BV careening out of contol down one of these mountainsides.

Back to the topic, Hurdle's job is now to keep the team from losing 8 of the next 10.  Just get through the next stretch at or near .500 and all will be ok.
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 15:09 »

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You can title the post 'On vacation with the out-laws'. No offense but that's not a vacation.  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: Jul 28, 2011 at 21:59 »

Just got a text from my brother.

"F the braves.  F Meals. F Sid Bream, Cabrera and Bonds."

To which I can only add, F Skip Carey's dead ass too.

Fuck the Braves.
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