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Re: More controversy
« Reply #340 on: November 20, 2019, 07:57:36 am »
Fivethirtyeight weighs in on if they did, how much did it help. It is inconclusive.

A hitter can know every pitch coming and still must hit the ball. The idiots think it is a homer guaranteed.
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« Reply #341 on: November 20, 2019, 08:11:38 am »
A hitter can know every pitch coming and still must hit the ball. The idiots think it is a homer guaranteed.

One of the Jomboy videos (probably the last one I'll ever watch) shows Springer homering on an 0-2 changeup.

0-2, clearly not a FB count,  the guy hangs it like laundry on a line and Springer crushes it.

And people act like they've discovered the Rosetta Stone with these videos.

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« Reply #342 on: November 20, 2019, 08:38:08 am »
One of the Jomboy videos (probably the last one I'll ever watch) shows Springer homering on an 0-2 changeup.

0-2, clearly not a FB count,  the guy hangs it like laundry on a line and Springer crushes it.

And people act like they've discovered the Rosetta Stone with these videos.

From time immemorial, the hitter’s mantra has been: “sit on the FB, and adjust to slow stuff.” Jomboy is outing himself, but maybe not. He makes no bones about his NYY prejudice.
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« Reply #343 on: November 20, 2019, 08:47:11 am »
Glad he threw the gauntlet down again.

As am I, and it speaks volumes that Drellich did NOT co-sign this one.


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« Reply #344 on: November 20, 2019, 08:48:22 am »
I wont link it but some knucklehead with the FW Star Telegram thinks the appropriate penalty is stripping the Astros of the 2017 WS title.  Most people are just no good.
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« Reply #345 on: November 20, 2019, 09:28:41 am »
So now it's buzzing bandages.

Are buzzing bandages an off-the-shelf product?  I tried looking for something like that but I didn't find any, and Jake Marisnick doesn't strike me as an electronics hobbyist.  I swear, if it turns out that Luhnow has created his own little Q branch inside Minute Maid Park, I will be so proud to be an Astros fan.

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« Reply #346 on: November 20, 2019, 10:02:49 am »
Are buzzing bandages an off-the-shelf product?  I tried looking for something like that but I didn't find any, and Jake Marisnick doesn't strike me as an electronics hobbyist.  I swear, if it turns out that Luhnow has created his own little Q branch inside Minute Maid Park, I will be so proud to be an Astros fan.

Buzzing bandages are not illegal and are no different from  first name last name. Signaling the hitter what is coming is not illegal, you Astros-hating nincompoops. The ENTIRE FUCKING ISSUE is whether technology was used DURING games to steal signs. It also is not illegal to study video of past games to try to pick up “tells.” That is what scouts do, but they watch games live and put their discoveries in writing.
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« Reply #347 on: November 20, 2019, 10:47:54 am »
I wont link it but some knucklehead with the FW Star Telegram thinks the appropriate penalty is stripping the Astros of the 2017 WS title.  Most people are just no good.

Does it really shock you that a Rangers beat writer wants the Astros to be stripped of a rightfully-earned World Series Championship?

Also, at this point, I’m hoping Jim Crane gets over his aversion to the luxury tax and is willing to do whatever it takes to build the best team possible for next season.  Then, I want the Astros to win the World Series and shove it up Manfred’s and the rest of MLB’s collective asses.
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« Reply #348 on: November 20, 2019, 10:53:53 am »
Does it really shock you that a Rangers beat writer wants the Astros to be stripped of a rightfully earned World Series Championship?

Also, at this point, I’m hoping Jim Crane gets over his aversion to the luxury tax and is willing to do whatever it takes to build the best team possible for next season.  Then, I want the Astros to win the World Series and shove it up Manfred’s and the rest of MLB’s collective asses.

Then hold a celebratory parade with 10,000 trash can drummers leading the way.
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« Reply #349 on: November 20, 2019, 11:06:34 am »
Then hold a celebratory parade with 10,000 trash can drummers leading the way.

I want MMP to sound like a revival of Stomp during the playoffs next year.
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Re: More controversy
« Reply #350 on: November 20, 2019, 11:16:02 am »
I want MMP to sound like a revival of Stomp during the playoffs next year.

Excellent. Perfect visual.
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« Reply #351 on: November 20, 2019, 11:38:00 am »
Then hold a celebratory parade with 10,000 trash can drummers leading the way.

In MMP all season long. Miss St Bulldog cowbell-worthy. Want more cowbell.

Jomboy is peripheral to this, but if Manfred wants to follow Jomboy into the rabbithole leading to Jomboy's basement dwelling, they deserve each other

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« Reply #352 on: November 20, 2019, 11:47:37 am »
As for the Arlingtonians, their home/road splits are fairly drastic.

98 more runs at home.   Every major category better at home.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=TEX&year=2019

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Re: More controversy
« Reply #353 on: November 20, 2019, 11:48:57 am »
In MMP all season long. Miss St Bulldog cowbell-worthy. Want more cowbell.

Jomboy is peripheral to this, but if Manfred wants to follow Jomboy into the rabbithole leading to Jomboy's basement dwelling, they deserve each other

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Re: More controversy
« Reply #354 on: November 20, 2019, 11:49:01 am »
In MMP all season long. Miss St Bulldog cowbell-worthy. Want more cowbell.

Jomboy is peripheral to this, but if Manfred wants to follow Jomboy into the rabbithole leading to Jomboy's basement dwelling, they deserve each other

Jomboy’s credibility takes a hit with each video he posts.
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« Reply #355 on: November 20, 2019, 11:50:59 am »
I want MMP to sound like a revival of Stomp during the playoffs next year.

Or a Oakland game.

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« Reply #356 on: November 20, 2019, 12:33:13 pm »
Jomboy’s credibility takes a hit with each video he posts.

Not with Astros-haters. They’ll nominate him for a Peabody.
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« Reply #357 on: November 20, 2019, 02:05:03 pm »
I want MMP to sound like a revival of Stomp during the playoffs next year.

Why limit it to the playoffs?  I say whistles and stomping all season long. 
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« Reply #358 on: November 20, 2019, 07:53:57 pm »
Jomboy’s credibility takes a hit with each video he posts.

Nah, he is getting paid by the views.  He isn't a journalist he is an entrepreneur.  He is making hay while the sun shines.  He had the chance to be a pitching ninja type account but now he is just following the clicks.  Interesting that the Pitching Ninja has made very little of the whole controversy or if he has, I haven't seen it.   He is sticking to showing pitchers with nasty stuff making hitters look silly.   
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« Reply #359 on: November 20, 2019, 08:56:18 pm »
He had the chance to be a pitching ninja type account

I dunno about that.  His breakdowns have never really had any hard-hitting analysis and were always more about pointing out things in funny ways while never taking anything or anyone too seriously.