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Re: Off day question
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2019, 06:36:17 am »
2019 Astros are 3rd in the AL with 5.39 R/G. (high probability of going up if you look at schedule)
2004 Astros were 6th in the NL with 4.96 R/G
1998 Astros were 1st in the NL with 5.40 R/G

I would expect the current team to surpass them if they stay at full steam, but 1998 is awfully close.

Also, not part of the question, but
2017 Astros were 1st in the AL with 5.53 R/G

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2019, 08:50:04 am »
2019 Astros are 3rd in the AL with 5.39 R/G. (high probability of going up if you look at schedule)
2004 Astros were 6th in the NL with 4.96 R/G
1998 Astros were 1st in the NL with 5.40 R/G

I would expect the current team to surpass them if they stay at full steam, but 1998 is awfully close.

Also, not part of the question, but
2017 Astros were 1st in the AL with 5.53 R/G

Whatever all of that means. I did not bring my slide rule.
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2019, 09:33:04 am »
He was walked with the bases loaded, too.

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/barry-bonds-is-intentionally-walked-with-bases-loaded/c-127075262

TY for this link - amazing respect!  The outfielder feigned a heart attack after making the the catch.

According to this link, it has has been successful four of  the five times it has been done, w/ a Josh Hamilton IBB by TB in 2008.

The Baseball Almanac includes a 6th IBB and the bases full in 1901 when the manager inserted himself as the pitcher, walked in a run w/ an IBB and then retired the next three batters to preserve the win - a strategy has worked five of the six times it has been employed!
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2019, 09:59:58 am »
Whatever all of that means. I did not bring my slide rule.

R/G = runs per game

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2019, 10:03:10 am »
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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2019, 10:30:43 am »
Whatever all of that means. I did not bring my slide rule.

Apropos of nothing, last month my father (76 years old) introduced my son (18) to the slide rule he used in high school in the late 50's.  My son was in awe.
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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2019, 10:37:24 am »
Apropos of nothing, last month my father (76 years old) introduced my son (18) to the slide rule he used in high school in the late 50's.  My son was in awe.

I have a slide rule, and sort of know how it works, at least the basic principle.  Not sure I could do any real calculations with it though.  I keep it for nostalgic purposes, alongside my Gerber scale and ten points (both of which I *do* know how to use and actually did early in my career), mainly just to impress to the youngsters with old technology.
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2019, 11:43:56 am »
I have a slide rule, and sort of know how it works, at least the basic principle.  Not sure I could do any real calculations with it though.  I keep it for nostalgic purposes, alongside my Gerber scale and ten points (both of which I *do* know how to use and actually did early in my career), mainly just to impress to the youngsters with old technology.

I'm pretty good with a 12" ruler.

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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2019, 11:51:32 am »
I have a slide rule, and sort of know how it works, at least the basic principle.  Not sure I could do any real calculations with it though.  I keep it for nostalgic purposes, alongside my Gerber scale and ten points (both of which I *do* know how to use and actually did early in my career), mainly just to impress to the youngsters with old technology.

I had one and used it in some class at Austin High. That has been a few years, as y’all remind me frequently.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2019, 01:23:54 pm »
I had one and used it in some class at Austin High. That has been a few years, as y’all remind me frequently.

Some how I didn't know that you were a fellow Maroon.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2019, 01:38:54 pm »
Some how I didn't know that you were a fellow Maroon.

Wow, I am surprised. Loyal Forever. Class of 1963. Football, basketball, and baseball teams. Austin High on West Avenue, and House Park. Those were the days.
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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2019, 02:32:49 pm »
Crazy.  My father was class of 1956.
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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2019, 02:42:02 pm »
Wow, I am surprised. Loyal Forever. Class of 1963. Football, basketball, and baseball teams. Austin High on West Avenue, and House Park. Those were the days.

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« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2019, 02:46:08 pm »
I have a slide rule, and sort of know how it works, at least the basic principle.  Not sure I could do any real calculations with it though.  I keep it for nostalgic purposes, alongside my Gerber scale and ten points (both of which I *do* know how to use and actually did early in my career), mainly just to impress to the youngsters with old technology.

I took an aerospace class in HS that trained us to use a circular slide rule, so that we could calculate the plane's altitude with just the barometric pressure and temperature while still flying the plane. Never got in a cockpit, but still it was a cool thing to learn.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2019, 04:21:24 pm »
I'd go, 2019, 1998, then 2004

2019 v 1998
1st Bagwell vs Gurriel.  close to a draw, which is crazy to me, slight edge to Bags
2nd Biggio v Altuve, As of now its 1998 Biggio.
SS Gutierrez/The Viz vs Correa.  Correa
3rd Spiers/Berry vs Bregman, Bregman
LF Alou vs Brantley, Really close but Alou
CF Carl vs George, George
RF D Bell vs Reddick, D Bell
C Ausmus vs Chirinos, Ausmus
DH anyone vs Yordan.  Yordan
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2019, 04:25:52 pm »
Bonds and Pujols are incredibly similar through age 34 (Pujols is better though, more power less speed, and both debuted at 21), which is when Bonds "allegedly" started trying extra hard, and Pujols started getting hurt and being average.

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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2019, 04:47:07 pm »
Bonds' 2001 season was amazing. It was like he knew exactly where the boundaries of the strike zone were, and he refused to swing at anything outside those boundaries. And any pitch inside the boundaries got destroyed. I wonder how many swings-and-misses he had that year.
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2019, 05:03:49 pm »
Bonds' 2001 season was amazing. It was like he knew exactly where the boundaries of the strike zone were, and he refused to swing at anything outside those boundaries. And any pitch inside the boundaries got destroyed. I wonder how many swings-and-misses he had that year.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2019, 05:35:25 pm »
Maybe I missed it, but JimR, who did you guys think had the best offense?
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2019, 05:37:14 pm »
Maybe I missed it, but JimR, who did you guys think had the best offense?

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