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Whenever I see Poche, I think of Ponche!


Talk Zone / Re: NLDS
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:38:28 pm »
After hearing the tomahawk chop chant all game long I've decided to root for the shit birds. I'm still undecided about the Dodgers and Nats. I guess the Nats.

That button. That button right there is easy. Try harder.

Talk Zone / Re: NLDS
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:07:36 pm »
"Motherfucker" she says

Talk Zone / Re: NLDS
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:02:29 pm »
Alanis is playing now. She's unmoved.

Talk Zone / Re: NLDS
« on: October 03, 2019, 07:50:30 pm »
The co-ard fan next to me says that "What's Up?" Is her favorite song in the whole world.

Talk Zone / Re: Greinke
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:48:50 pm »
"I told them I'd never done anything in business without setting goals," McLane said. "I wanted them to tell me how many games we were going to win that season. They looked real strangely at me and finally Bill said, `Drayton, we don't do that in baseball.'

"I asked what we did in baseball. They said we play them one at a time."

There was an awkward pause as Wood and Howe apparently considered how best to deal with this new boss.

"Well, Drayton, how many games do you think we're going to win?" Wood asked.

"I've been thinking about that," he replied. "Why don't we try for 130? Bill looked at me like I was crazy. He said, `Drayton, this is going to be the 124th year of major league baseball, and if we win 130 games, we'll do something that hasn't been done in 124 years.'

Talk Zone / Re: Choose Wisely
« on: October 01, 2019, 02:50:43 pm »
No doubt.  I was thinking as much as anything about the insanity of offering such a deal.  They need multiple pitchers. Not just one. That contract would put them on the hook for so much money over just 4 players I can't imagine how they'd put together much more a team.

That would break my heart.

Talk Zone / Re: ALDS
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:32:50 am »
That would be beyond the pale. They have got to find a way to do better than that. Like switching to the later game in the territories of the two teams. Or putting the late game on an alternate FOX network until the big FOX can pick it up. But since it is already on FOX1 I suppose there isn't an alternate network and it is a college football gameday. This has the possibility of being really fucked up.

They've put them on FX before.

Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Angels, September 26th 2019
« on: September 26, 2019, 11:04:38 pm »
Hopefully if you're on a plane it allows or denies you access to a game depending on if you're flying over a given team's airspace.

Absolutely. The app utilizes the location function and I have to use the ‘in market streaming’ option when flying out of Texas because is blacked out.

If the stream is started it doesn’t check again, so i’m good on the way in tonight with

Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Angels, September 26th 2019
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:42:55 pm »
Doors are closing on the plane in 5 minutes. Hoping to hear Miley’s first batter.

I have been consistently able to stream on the airplane WiFi this season.

Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros @ Mariners, September 25, 2019
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:48:43 pm »
Correa not in the lineup again. I wonder if he will be on the playoff roster?

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I was told Sunday that the starting lineup we saw in that game was the starting lineup for the ALDS. I was also told that day that Carlos was not hurt. Not sure which statement was conjecture.

I think Correa's defense alone makes the team better. I would be surprised to not see him starting in the ALDS assuming he is even marginally healthy.

Talk Zone / Re: Stretch run
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:30:47 pm »
7 out of the last 15 games are against the Angels.  Ohtani is getting surgery and is out for the rest of the season. 

Trout injured, too

Upton out, too.

Talk Zone / Re: Stretch run
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:57:37 am »
The number for the Yankees is 8 assuming the tie breaker. 6 for the Dojers.

Game Zone 2019 / Re: Rangers @ Astros - 9/18/19
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:56:51 pm »
For those not watching the broadcast, he joins Pedro, Randy, Nolan, and sale as the only pitchers to accomplish that feat since 1980.

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Accomplish what?

Talk Zone / Re: Stretch run
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:07:08 pm »
Trout injured, too

Game Zone 2019 / Re: A’s @ Astros, September 10, 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:56:00 am »
In some of his recent outings, his cutter hasn’t been as sharp and he’s been wild. In these last two, he’s felt like the cutter has been on point. The A’s tagged him for seven singles and a walk on Tuesday in chasing him in the first inning. Their hitters committed to staying inside Miley’s cutter and hitting it the other way.

“I think the other team has a really good approach against me right now and I’m not making the adjustment,” Miley said. “Again I felt like, it’s crazy, I located pitches pretty well for the nine batters I was in there. I got singled to death tonight. But at the same time, I’ve got to make better pitches.”

The cutter revived Miley’s career last season while he was with the Brewers, and his heavy usage of it isn’t likely to change. It lacked in August on the days his fastball command faltered, as the two pitches work in tandem. But he threw 20 of his 28 pitches for strikes on Tuesday, so that wasn’t the issue against the A’s.

“Their approach was pretty incredible,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.

After he was bounced Tuesday night, Miley spent the rest of the game studying video. In his opinion, the A’s hitters’ swings didn’t suggest that he tipped his pitches. If it’s as simple as the opposition figuring out an approach to combat his cutter, he will have to adjust.

I'd venture to say being subject to the luxury tax is a requirement, because the other teams are doing it.

The Astros under Lunhow represent the antithesis of a team that follows any trend. They are trendsetters.

There are draft penalties included in the competitive balance agreement that would probably outweigh any money concerns.

Plus, Lunhow is on record multiple times saying they would not exceed the limit that creates a penalty.

I agree as a general principle but think Cole might be the exception given his age and track record. But I would still be pleasantly shocked if they worked out a deal along those lines.

I could see the Astros doing 4 years guaranteed with 3 years of options... but I would still question how they are going to fit another $30MM+ into the payroll and not pay luxury tax.

Talk Zone / Re: Stretch run
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:53:28 am »
I thought  we are on a four man rotation?

Bullpen day for Wednesday

Talk Zone / Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« on: September 06, 2019, 09:03:31 am »
Watching George in the dugout was very reassuring.  He certainly didn't look like someone who had a concussion.  He looked like regular George, kidding around with everyone around him.  Obviously, this is not a medical diagnosis, but it made me feel better. 

He was wearing Reddick's shirt and who knows for pants.

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