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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

3000!!!

w00t! Dancing Applaud

Good thing it was a triple. If it had been a home run, fans being what they are now, they probably would have wanted $25,000 for the ball:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A67QvYEB8MI
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
3000!!!

w00t! Dancing Applaud

Applaud Applaud Applaud Applaud Applaud
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ichiro went 2-for-4 last night with a triple raising his average to .304. Not bad for a guy that turns 43 next month.

He is now at 3,027 career hits, passing Lou Brock, now 25th all time. Applaud
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Dodger game on broadcast TV (5.1) tonight (vs. the Rockies) with Vin Scully doing the play-by-play.

When was the last time that happened?? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:
Dodger game on broadcast TV (5.1) tonight (vs. the Rockies) with Vin Scully doing the play-by-play.

When was the last time that happened?? Confused


They're doing all 3 games this weekend, Vin Scully's last 3 home games, and the 3 games from San Francisco next weekend, his last 3 games ever.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
They're doing all 3 games this weekend, Vin Scully's last 3 home games, and the 3 games from San Francisco next weekend, his last 3 games ever.

Good to know. Victory! Peace!

Remember when broadcasting these games were the norm and not the exception? Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Overlooked with all the hype (much deserved) about Vin Scully's retirement is that Dick Enberg also retired from broadcasting this past weekend. In recent years he had done the TV broadcasts for the San Diego Padres, but in his long and illustrious career, he was a jack-of-all-trades when it came to doing play-by-play, both on radio and TV. At one time, he was the most omnipresent sports broadcaster on TV. Back in the 60's when my family moved to the L.A. area, there was Vin Scully with the Dodgers, Chick Hearn with the Lakers, and Dick Enberg doing UCLA basketball, Rams football, and Angels baseball. Talk about being spoiled!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

shin2 wrote:
Vin Scully with the Dodgers, Chick Hearn with the Lakers, and Dick Enberg doing UCLA basketball, Rams football, and Angels baseball. Talk about being spoiled!

You said it! Victory! Peace!

And a lot of those games were televised on broadcast TV... Now we can't get anything without cable/satellite/FiOS... Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For the first time since 1946, Cubs fans can say their team has been to the World Series more recently than Dodger fans can.

I have no dog in this fight. Obviously the Cubs are sentimental favorites but Terry Francona is pretty good manager, he's been thru this before with Boston so I wouldn't write them off completely.

If their football team could get its act together, we might be calling Cleveland "City of Champions". Crazy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

On October 14, 1908 the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers becoming the first team to repeat as World Series Champions.

39,466 days later they win their third World Series.

Patience is a virtue.

On the local news they were showing some Cubs fans watching the game at a sports bar over in Burbank. One guy brought his glove. That would have to be one helluva of foul ball. OMG
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Not quite the same as Ted Williams homering in his last ever at bat, Ichiro homers in what is probably his last at bat ever in Seattle:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_9ZdEocwuM
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

There's this page on Facebook about baseball that I follow. They're talking about the Dodgers trading Pedro Martinez to Montreal for Delino DeShields. Somebody posted this (and yes, he left caps lock on)

THAT PIAZZA TRADE AND THIS PEDRO TRADE ARE THE CURSE OF THE DODGERS AND THATS WHY THEY CANT WIN A WORLD SERIES!! THERE IT IS, THATS THE ANSWER TO THAT!! THE DODGERS ARE CURSED AND IN ORDER TO BREAK THE CURSE THEY HAVE TO MAKE PEACE WITH THEM AT LEAST!!! AND ITS FRIDAY AND IM NOT DRUNK!!

Not sure if I believe that last sentence or not. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe I should put this under weird news stories, but it is baseball related:

Friend flushes baseball fan's remains down ballpark toilets


NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man is on a mission to flush the cremated remains of his lifelong friend — a plumber — down ballpark toilets around the country.

Tom McDonald tells The New York Times that itfs a fitting tribute for Roy Riegel.

The two baseball fans were childhood friends in Queens, not far from — wait for it — Flushing Meadows, where the Mets play.

Like baseball, this endeavor has rules. The game has to be in progress when McDonald sprinkles the ashes into the toilet from a little plastic bottle.

So far, hefs done the deed at 16 stadiums.

Riegel also was a music fan: In Cleveland, McDonald flushed ashes at both Progressive Field and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In Chicago, McDonald did his duty at a White Sox game, skipping Wrigley Field because the Cubs are longtime rivals of the Mets.

gI know people might think itfs weird, and if it were anyone elsefs ashes, Ifd agree,h McDonald said. gBut for Roy, this is the perfect tribute to a plumber and a baseball fan and just a brilliant, wild guy.h

Riegelfs family agreed to share a portion of the ashes after his death in 2008. McDonald spoons out a little each time, from an old peanut can, wrapped in Mets ticket stubs, that he keeps next to World Series highlight videos and his collection of 149 baseball Hall of Fame autographs.

Hank Riegel, of Waterloo, New York, said his brother would appreciate the offbeat gesture.

gHefd be like, eOh, yeah, do that,fh Riegel said. gHe would definitely approve of it. Never once did Roy follow the rules.h

McDonald has enough ashes left for one more tribute. He hopes to do it at Durham Athletic Park in North Carolina, where the 1988 movie gBull Durhamh was filmed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Found this video of Ichiro playing in Hawaii in 1993, eight years before he came to the majors. A one-hopper on astroturf and he STILL beat it out for a hit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGVVF94XOzI
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Speaking of Ichiro:

At 43, Ichiro becomes the oldest player to start a game in CF

MIAMI -- Ichiro Suzuki has become the oldest player to start a game in center field in baseball's modern era.

The 43-year-old Suzuki was in the lineup batting leadoff for the first time this season Sunday in the Miami Marlins' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Suzuki broke the record held by Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Boston Red Sox. The modern era of baseball dates back to 1900.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:

At 43, Ichiro becomes the oldest player to start a game in CF

MIAMI -- Ichiro Suzuki has become the oldest player to start a game in center field in baseball's modern era.

The 43-year-old Suzuki was in the lineup batting leadoff for the first time this season Sunday in the Miami Marlins' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Suzuki broke the record held by Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Boston Red Sox. The modern era of baseball dates back to 1900.


Given Rickey's ego, I'm surprised he didn't come out of retirement, sign a 1-day contract just to get his record back.
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Haven't read it yet, but for those of us old enough to remember when the Reds were the Dodgers biggest rival, this looks like it might be pretty good:https://www.amazon.com/Cincinnati-Red-Dodger-Blue-Baseballs/dp/1442275383
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Just in time for Nisei Week!!

Dodgers acquire Yu Darvish from Rangers

The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, the teams announced Monday.

Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers will receive three minor leaguers: second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis. They are the fourth-, 17th- and 27th-ranked prospects in the Dodgers' system, respectively, according to MLB.com.

Los Angeles did not want to part with top prospects like right-hander Walker Buehler and outfielder Alex Verdugo.

"It's an honor to be wanted by the team," Darvish, who is from Japan, said through a translator.

The trade came after the Dodgers acquired left-handed relievers Tony Watson from the Pirates and Tony Cingrani from the Reds.

Darvish is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA his season, his worst in five years in the majors. A four-time All-Star, Darvish has seen his win total decrease in each season in the league -- from 16 in 2012 to seven last season. Tommy John surgery cost him the entire 2015 season.

Darvish, 30, is 0-5 with a 5.81 ERA over his past eight starts. He was tagged for a career-worst 10 runs in his last outing, and later revealed that he was tipping his pitches to the Marlins.

"I was mentally prepared for the announcement," Darvish said of the trade rumors.

At Globe Life Park, where the struggling Rangers were set to host Seattle, Darvish said he had "nothing but appreciation" for his time in Texas.

Darvish can become a free agent after this season. Asked whether he would consider a return to the Rangers, he said he would have to wait and see.
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