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Talk Zone / Re: Hinch on Tyler White
« on: Yesterday at 06:14:45 pm »
From McTaggart tweets:

"He hasn't handled the fastball. He hasn't put fastballs in play like he normally does. He's getting pitched a little bit differently and he's going to have to adjust to that. It is a small sample. It's early in the season."

"The last thing I'd want to do is have a meeting with player and tell him he needs to hit for more power. That's like the kiss of death for a player. It's not going to help his swing; it's not going to help his contact."

The clock is ticking.

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Talk Zone / Re: Brantley Article
« on: Yesterday at 05:31:32 pm »
Uncle Mike

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:44:32 pm »
Jim keeps getting older and Neil keeps staying the same age.

The first half is correct for sure.

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran told Paxton
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:43:35 pm »
Most people aren’t familiar with ancient texts residing in the most obscure locations.

It may not even exist. Merely an urban legend.

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran told Paxton
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:05:42 pm »
Bibb Falk? Holy shit.

He was my coach. You would know this if you had read The 27th Out.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:05:05 pm »
Somebody has to do it. We appreciate your service

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Took me a long time to get this old,

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran told Paxton
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:27:03 pm »
Saw a video on line, that I can't find now of someone showing that he wasn't hiding his glove well with Correa at second and White batting.  Correa could see in the glove and looked right for fast ball and looked left for off speed.  It was interesting.

This is the kind of stuff I did at UT from the first base coach’s box. When I had the pitches, I would give them to Falk (closed fist fastball, open hand curve)),and he would give them to the hitters who wanted them (first name fastball, last name curve). Bob Snoddy, our first baseman, won the SWC batting title, and he gave me credit in an interview for giving him pitches all year. Falk was apoplectic.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:11:49 pm »
I think Neil is at least the age at which we started giving you crap.  He's long overdue for some of that old man smack.

I’ll be the Old Man until the end. Neil is a mere child.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:09:56 pm »
Where are you traveling now?

Nowhere until September.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:58:29 pm »
Y’all will miss me when i’m gone.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:31:36 pm »
Wait, Pressley's marrying one of your high school classmates?

Read it again, pal.

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Talk Zone / Re: Ryan Pressly
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:33:02 am »
Pressly is marrying the daughter of a friend and former JHS and HS classmate. I hope to meet him someday.

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran told Paxton
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:30:05 am »
My comment was mostly tongue in cheek.  I always assumed what he said had nothing to do with the Astros and was aimed at getting the NY media off his ass after a couple of bad starts.

No doubt.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @A’s, April16, 2019
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:32:29 am »
First time seeing White in person this year. He lost a bunch of weight last year and got in decent shape. Did he gain it all back?

This is the lone weak spot. Yordan Alvarez thinks so too.

ETA: Guduan has pitched too well to give up after one inning. He should have made the team out of ST.

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Talk Zone / Re: Beltran told Paxton
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:23:05 am »
Well, whatever he changed it's working so far against the Yankees.  Sale, on the other hand, is getting taken to the woodshed again.

He is just pitching better against a different team. If you really are tipping pitches, you do not tell the media. Same thing if you really are stealing signs or seeing pitches tipped.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Re: Round Rock 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:50:04 pm »
Aren't the Astros on record stating they have no intentions of altering Tucker's swing?  I don't know how he hits with that loop, but the numbers are there at every level so far (except the one that matters).

I wouldn't be concerned with his output yet,  Slow starts seem to be in his DNA.

Hinch is on record as saying he needs to make changes in his swing, but I do not know what kind. I agree his swing is unorthodox-stiff and long.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Mariners, April 14, 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:39:49 pm »
Mark, shame on you for not providing your father a classical education.


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I have always marveled at Mark’s pop culture reference expertise. I could not hope to keep up or, most of the time, have even the foggiest clue about where he gets stuff. I think he memorized every line of every Simpsons episode.

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Late news - last week:
https://www.dailycomet.com/news/20190408/round-rock-uses-homers-to-beat-baby-cakes
Although it might not be an achievement to be a team named the Baby Cakes, Kyle contributed a 2-run HR on 8 April.

It's easy to forget that he's just 22, w/ 40 ABs.

No one is forgetting those things.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Mariners, April 14, 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:45:27 pm »
How many assholes we got in this place, anyway?


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 None I know of. They get run off. Talking about the world at large.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Mariners, April 14, 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:50:30 am »
I get it. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with everyone. I guess some of you are too young to remember the Muslim ban of 2018. Some of those “shithole” countries are certainly not considered blessed by some. At least where I live, the desired implication is very clear.

I wish I hadn’t started this... my bad!

9 in a row! Woohoo!

Some assholes may infer it, but the song does not imply it.

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