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Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:59:09 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's tilt:

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3BYunel Escobar (R)
RFKole Calhoun (L)
CFMike Trout (R)
DHAlbert Pujols (R)
LFDaniel Nava (S)
SSA. Simmons (R)
1BJi-Man Choi (L)
CJett Bandy (R)
2BGregorio Petit (R)

LAA: Matt Shoemaker (R)  (5-9, 4.08)

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RF George Springer (R)
1B Marwin Gonzalez (S)
2B Jose Altuve (R)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
3B Luis Valbuena (L)
LF Colby Rasmus (L)
CF Carlos Gomez (R)
DH Preston Tucker (L)
C Jason Castro (L)

HOU: Lance McCullers (R)  (4-4, 3.61)
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 07:03:45 pm »
The Angels are hot. They've won many games in a row. Pooholes likes to hit home runs against the Astros.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 07:12:21 pm »
The Angels are hot. They've won many games in a row. Pooholes likes to hit home runs against the Astros.

Trout is the best player in baseball. Weaver owns the Astros.

Think that's enough to do the job?
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 07:22:09 pm »
Sweet play by Valbuena to get the runner at the plate. And McCullers escapes the 1st inning with no runs scored after looking at runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs and Trout at the plate.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 07:23:49 pm »
Angels get runners at 2B and 3B with nobody out (single, fucked themselves on the shift, and a wild pitch).  McCullers then Ks Trout, cut down a run at the plate, then get a popup to end the inning. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 07:28:01 pm »
Angels get runners at 2B and 3B with nobody out (single, fucked themselves on the shift, and a wild pitch).  McCullers then Ks Trout, cut down a run at the plate, then get a popup to end the inning.

I know you don't like the shift but how did the shift cause that to get through?   they had two guys on that side and the ball still found the hole. If they only had Altuve on that side he would not have had a chance?

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 07:29:54 pm »
I know you don't like the shift but how did the shift cause that to get through?   they had two guys on that side and the ball still found the hole. If they only had Altuve on that side he would not have had a chance?

It found the hole created by the shift.  If they had Altuve in his regular position, it's hit right at him.  It's an easy 4-6-3 double play.  The only reason Altuve couldn't get to it is because he was shifted out of position. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 07:35:10 pm »
It found the hole created by the shift.  If they had Altuve in his regular position, it's hit right at him.  It's an easy 4-6-3 double play.  The only reason Altuve couldn't get to it is because he was shifted out of position.

The batter was obviously a dead pull hitter so Altuve would have been close to 1b even if the SS was to the 3rd base side of 2nd.
It was uncanny how that ball found the hole considering how slow it got through. I just can't hang that one on the shift

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 07:35:25 pm »
In the mean time...Marwin with a 1-out single, Altuve gives one a ride, but Trout runs it down in deep RCF, and Correa strikes out looking.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2016, 07:36:17 pm »
The batter was obviously a dead pull hitter so Altuve would have been close to 1b even if the SS was to the 3rd base side of 2nd.
It was uncanny how that ball found the hole considering how slow it got through. I just can't hang that one on the shift

No he wouldn't have, he'd have been in double play position. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 07:39:42 pm »
McCullers appears to be determined to exhaust himself by the 5th inning.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 07:41:15 pm »
McCullers appears to be determined to exhaust himself by the 5th inning.

He more often than not starts out fucking around.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 07:43:07 pm »
He more often than not starts out fucking around.

It's a dangerous way to go about your business. The double-play they just turned certainly helped him out.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 07:43:41 pm »
I don't recall a game McCullers has pitched that he didn't have runners on base in one or both of the first two innings.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2016, 07:43:47 pm »
McCullers appears to be determined to exhaust himself by the 5th inning.

All the ground balls are a good thing, I just wish he'd get them earlier in the count. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2016, 07:45:34 pm »
I wouldn't mind an Astros fedora.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2016, 07:48:28 pm »
McCullers appears to be determined to exhaust himself by the 5th inning.

He exhausts me by the second.

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2016, 07:49:09 pm »
Frustrating AB by Valbuena...gets four straight balls, none of them even close, then grounds out on Ball 5. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2016, 07:49:26 pm »
Colby is in a bad funk.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2016, 07:50:59 pm »
Colby is in a bad funk.

Really need more production from the OF.

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2016, 07:52:14 pm »
Shoemaker is a wreck.  He's thrown 12 pitches this inning, one even close to being a strike...though he does have two out and only a runner at 1B....scratch that...runner at 2B as he throws a pick off attempt into RF
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2016, 07:54:41 pm »
and of course Tucker is up there hacking at the first pitch out of the strike zone.  So Shoemaker throws 14 pitches, one for a strike, drills a guy in the back, throws one into RF...and gets three easy outs.  Nice. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2016, 07:55:22 pm »
I wouldn't mind an Astros fedora.

I'm still patiently waiting for Chuck's white paper on the Astros fedora before I make any rash judgments one way or the other. The invaluable information he provided on the authenticity, or lack thereof, of the "Panama" hat shook my confidence in all previously acquired knowledge of exotic headwear apparel style and decorum perhaps the most since I learned here that it was also a faux pas to wear a baseball cap in a chili's were I to elect to dine in one.

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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2016, 07:55:46 pm »
Shoemaker is a wreck.  He's thrown 12 pitches this inning, one even close to being a strike...though he does have two out and only a runner at 1B....scratch that...runner at 2B as he throws a pick off attempt into RF

And then Tucker bails him out.

And while I'm bitching about stuff that doesn't matter, why the FUCK doesn't ESPN EVER put the Astros on the the MLB scoring ribbon at the top of their home page?
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2016, 07:55:59 pm »
Shoemaker has pitched well against the Astros in the past but has been a tough luck loser. If he is off his game the Astros need to take advantage and quit fucking around,
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2016, 07:56:24 pm »
Did I hear that right, they played the Looney Tunes after they fucked up the pick off?
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2016, 07:56:54 pm »
Bueno! Valbuena!
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« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2016, 07:57:34 pm »
Wow.  What a play by Valbuena to get Petit. 
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« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2016, 07:57:48 pm »
And then Tucker bails him out.

And while I'm bitching about stuff that doesn't matter, why the FUCK doesn't ESPN EVER put the Astros on the the MLB scoring ribbon at the top of their home page?

My hypothesis is that they know the Astros are your favorite team from analyzing page clicks and thus know you will spend additional time/clicks on the site if it's never listed on the homepage. I have the same issue, and it's why I use my MLB app 90% of the time.

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2016, 07:59:15 pm »
My hypothesis is that they know the Astros are your favorite team from analyzing page clicks and thus know you will spend additional time/clicks on the site if it's never listed on the homepage. I have the same issue, and it's why I use my MLB app 90% of the time.

You know, I've considered that same possibility, and I really think you might be right.
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2016, 07:59:26 pm »
I'm still patiently waiting for Chuck's white paper on the Astros fedora before I make any rash judgments one way or the other. The invaluable information he provided on the authenticity, or lack thereof, of the "Panama" hat shook my confidence in all previously acquired knowledge of exotic headwear apparel style and decorum perhaps the most since I learned here that it was also a faux pas to wear a baseball cap in a chili's were I to elect to dine in one.

As a serious fedora wearer, I can assure you that the Astros fedora is not something you want to be seen wearing out on the town.  And Panama hats are certainly authentic, they're just not made in Panama. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2016, 08:00:03 pm »
That was about as good a play as you will see at 3rd sacker make.  wow
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2016, 08:00:05 pm »
By all means, let's walk the guy in front of Trout.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2016, 08:00:13 pm »
Wow.  What a play by Valbuena to get Petit.
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2016, 08:01:30 pm »
Are you still in Indonesia?

Yep.  it's Saturday morning here as I watch the Astros and stare out at the jungle. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2016, 08:04:55 pm »
Wow, two K's of Trout. That's great, but I wouldn't want to rely on it.
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2016, 08:04:56 pm »
I'm still patiently waiting for Chuck's white paper on the Astros fedora before I make any rash judgments one way or the other. The invaluable information he provided on the authenticity, or lack thereof, of the "Panama" hat shook my confidence in all previously acquired knowledge of exotic headwear apparel style and decorum perhaps the most since I learned here that it was also a faux pas to wear a baseball cap in a chili's were I to elect to dine in one.

Wise. For what it's worth I am more a pork-pie man than fedora. In order to pull off a fedora you have to be old enough to where it's plain you're not trying to be a douche. I don't know how old that it, only that I'm not there yet. I see backpacker types all over the place with those annoying cheap white straw fedoras. Women especially for some reason. I have no idea why people wear them because they don't shade anything and they make you look like a twat.

The Panamanian pintao that I've mentioned has the benefit of being a working man's hat and I have virtually never seen anyone wear one in an ironic or comical way. So they are easy to approve of, unlike the Colombian vueltiao, which are often worn in a frivolous manner.

Valbuena's play was as good a play as I expect to see this year.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2016, 08:06:49 pm »
And then Tucker bails him out.

And while I'm bitching about stuff that doesn't matter, why the FUCK doesn't ESPN EVER put the Astros on the the MLB scoring ribbon at the top of their home page?

ESPN Australia are the biggest dipshits you could imagine.  We have two channels and their normal deal on a Saturday morning is to show a MLB game (same game) on both channels with home broadcast on one and away broadcast on the other.  Fuck that there are 14 other games they could show.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2016, 08:09:08 pm »
ESPN Australia are the biggest dipshits you could imagine.  We have two channels and their normal deal on a Saturday morning is to show a MLB game (same game) on both channels with home broadcast on one and away broadcast on the other.  Fuck that there are 14 other games they could show.

That's hilarious.
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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2016, 08:12:34 pm »
That's hilarious.

I would probably agree if I heard about it happening someplace else.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2016, 08:16:05 pm »
Wise. For what it's worth I am more a pork-pie man than fedora. In order to pull off a fedora you have to be old enough to where it's plain you're not trying to be a douche. I don't know how old that it, only that I'm not there yet. I see backpacker types all over the place with those annoying cheap white straw fedoras. Women especially for some reason. I have no idea why people wear them because they don't shade anything and they make you look like a twat.

The Panamanian pintao that I've mentioned has the benefit of being a working man's hat and I have virtually never seen anyone wear one in an ironic or comical way. So they are easy to approve of, unlike the Colombian vueltiao, which are often worn in a frivolous manner.

Valbuena's play was as good a play as I expect to see this year.

Informative. Women who wear cheap fedoras also seem to be at least 62% more likely to pose in "duck face" for social media.

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2016, 08:16:39 pm »
Wise. For what it's worth I am more a pork-pie man than fedora. In order to pull off a fedora you have to be old enough to where it's plain you're not trying to be a douche. I don't know how old that it, only that I'm not there yet.
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« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2016, 08:16:49 pm »
I would probably agree if I heard about it happening someplace else.

Sorry. Hilarious in the "ESPN are such twits" sense, not in the "ha ha, Aussie Astro got screwed" sense.
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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2016, 08:18:50 pm »
My current go to hat for evenings out is a pork-pie hat.
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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2016, 08:21:01 pm »
Altuve has the best hand-eye coordination of anybody I've every seen in an Astros uni. Barrel on the ball.
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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2016, 08:22:34 pm »
Carlos Lee, number 3 all time in hits at MMP.
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« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2016, 08:24:01 pm »
Davy Concepcion and Joe Morgan?
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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2016, 08:26:55 pm »
Sorry. Hilarious in the "ESPN are such twits" sense, not in the "ha ha, Aussie Astro got screwed" sense.

In the end we get what we deserve.  Would they get away with that shit in a major city in the US?  I sent a couple of emails and left some obnoxious remarks in their webpage feedback messages but I don't think they give too much of a fuck about. it.  But they probably get a bit of a laugh about that guy in WA getting all pissed off.
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2016, 08:29:45 pm »
Cal Ripken and Roberto Alomar?
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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2016, 08:30:22 pm »
Yes, chick fedora = likely duck face.

Bogart's African Queen cap was more a nautical cap than a ball cap I think. Sort of a combination between a captain's hat and a ball cap. I used to play in a band with a guy who frequently wore a white captain's hat. Along with his red cape and giant boxing champ style belt buckle. He was a total lunatic.
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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2016, 08:35:15 pm »
Cal Ripken and Roberto Alomar?

Best yet. Also, Robin Yount and whoever played second with him in the early 80's.
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« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2016, 08:36:47 pm »
Paul Molitor. Two more HOFers
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« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2016, 08:44:20 pm »
McCullers really got squeezed on back to back pitches. As an umpire, I would have a hard time not ringing the batter up on 3-2 after giving him a stay of execution on 2-2, particularly since the pitches were in different locations on the edge so consistency isn't a factor.


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« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2016, 08:47:35 pm »
Gomez is a disaster at the plate.
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« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2016, 08:48:19 pm »
For me it was age 12. No one ever questioned me why, but I've been kind of a rebel idiot for most of my life. I will occasionally wear a ball-cap... but never ever backwards. Bogart wore the shit out of a ball-cap in African Queen,

The key to wearing a fedora and not looking like a douchebag, at any age, is to not act like a douchebag wearing one.  First, a hat, any hat, should be first and foremost practical.  It's to keep the sun off your head, your head warm, etc hence there is no need to wear one indoors, especially at the dinner table.  If you're wearing a hat indoors, and you're not an athlete who is wearing one as part of the uniform or a character in a play, you probably look like a douchebag.  If you wear a fedora "ironically", you're a douchebag, period.

Secondly, wear your hat with confidence.  If you're nervous about it, you'll probably look like a douchebag. 

Finally, if you're going to wear a hat, wear a quality one, be that a felt fedora, a porkpie, a Panama, what have you...if you bought it at Target, you probably look like a douchebag.  Quality hats are not cheap (a top Panama can run upwards of $1,500).  You don't have to go broke buying one, but if you go on the cheap, you'll look like a douchebag. 

And a final thought....you'd think this would go unsaid, but wear a hat that fits your head.  If you're wearing one that sits on the back of your head like you're J. Wimpy Wellington, you'll be a walking billboard for douchebags everywhere. 
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« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2016, 08:48:35 pm »
Also, is there another hitter that asks for his own appeals on check swings besides Trout?
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« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2016, 08:49:17 pm »
Carlos Lee, number 3 all time in hits at MMP.

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« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2016, 08:49:38 pm »
Gomez is a disaster at the plate.

No worse than Rasmus.
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« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2016, 08:52:29 pm »
Those Columbian hats look good, as does getting a runner home from third with one out.

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« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2016, 08:53:02 pm »
Tucker with a 1-out triple...Castro with an RBI single to make it 1-0 Astros...
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« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2016, 08:53:54 pm »
Tucker with a 1-out triple...Castro with an RBI single to make it 1-0 Astros...

It's that kind of power on a good pitch that makes one reluctant to give up on him.
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« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2016, 08:55:20 pm »
Gomez is a disaster at the plate.
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« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2016, 08:56:21 pm »
It's that kind of power on a good pitch that makes one reluctant to give up on him.

I wouldn't give up on Tucker, but I don't think he'll ever be more than a role player. 
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« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2016, 08:56:44 pm »
It's that kind of power on a good pitch that makes one reluctant to give up on him.

There is no way I would give up on Tucker. I may include him in a deal if I had to make it work but this guy has potential to be a good hitter.

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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2016, 08:56:56 pm »
The key to wearing a fedora and not looking like a douchebag, at any age, is to not act like a douchebag wearing one.  First, a hat, any hat, should be first and foremost practical.  It's to keep the sun off your head, your head warm, etc hence there is no need to wear one indoors, especially at the dinner table.  If you're wearing a hat indoors, and you're not an athlete who is wearing one as part of the uniform or a character in a play, you probably look like a douchebag.  If you wear a fedora "ironically", you're a douchebag, period.

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And a final thought....you'd think this would go unsaid, but wear a hat that fits your head.  If you're wearing one that sits on the back of your head like you're J. Wimpy Wellington, you'll be a walking billboard for douchebags everywhere.
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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2016, 09:00:34 pm »
Winner.

Now that I think about it, I think Chuck's post of Yount/Molitor is a better match for Correa/Altuve. Even though Chuck could not come up with Molitor's name.

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I concur. but among the non-douche-bags you have all sorts of weirdos, eccentrics, and iconoclasts, to go along with the distinguished gentlemen about town.

True.  And there's nothing wrong with being eccentric.  Be your own man.  That's always good advice, and you'll be much less likely to be a douchebag. 
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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2016, 09:01:11 pm »
Already in the 6th. 1-0 Astros.
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Now that I think about it, I think Chuck's post of Yount/Molitor is a better match for Correa/Altuve. Even though Chuck could not come up with Molitor's name.

Molitor wasn't even the guy I was thinking of.
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« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2016, 09:05:08 pm »
Molitor wasn't even the guy I was thinking of.

WTF. Gantner?

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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2016, 09:06:00 pm »
Our boy Lance has struck out Mullet 3xs tonight.

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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2016, 09:07:08 pm »
Yount played SS until 1984. From 1981 to 1984 the primary second baseman was Jim Gantner. Obviously not the player Molitor was but he hit a lot for a while there.
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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2016, 09:10:40 pm »
Yount played SS until 1984. From 1981 to 1984 the primary second baseman was Jim Gantner. Obviously not the player Molitor was but he hit a lot for a while there.
Molitor played third in the 82 season when they went to the world series. I remember him and Yount both  went 4 for 4 in game one that year.
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« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2016, 09:11:35 pm »
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Yount played SS until 1984. From 1981 to 1984 the primary second baseman was Jim Gantner. Obviously not the player Molitor was but he hit a lot for a while there.

They just put Altuve's numbers on the screen vs. Morgan's for the first 763 gmaes of their careers. Altuve is way ahead in every category but BBs.

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« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2016, 09:14:38 pm »
They just put Altuve's numbers on the screen vs. Morgan's for the first 763 gmaes of their careers. Altuve is way ahead in every category but BBs.

Pretty amazing that Morgan had over 500 walks in those 763 games though.

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« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2016, 09:15:02 pm »
Trammell/Whitaker? They're the guys that I always think of alongside Yount/Molitor.

Great players. Trammel wasn't  quite in the offensive class with Yount.

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« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2016, 09:15:06 pm »
Well, after my earlier excoriation, McCullers is into the 7th with only 85 pitches. Once again, shows what I know.
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Well, after my earlier excoriation, McCullers is into the 7th with only 85 pitches. Once again, shows what I know.

He is a great talent if he stays healthy. Still 22?

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« Reply #82 on: July 22, 2016, 09:19:26 pm »
This is the McCullers that we all dream of.

I dream of Kate Upton but...ok.

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Rasmus needs to grow the beard back.
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« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2016, 09:24:13 pm »
Gomez with a bunt single and then a steal.
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Tucker grounds out to first, Gomez to third.
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Balk scores the runner from third.
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« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2016, 09:26:04 pm »
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Neverfuckingmind.
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« Reply #90 on: July 22, 2016, 09:27:07 pm »
3B ump calls a back on Shoemaker...now he wants to discuss?  Apparently he was overruled.  Gomez back to 3B
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« Reply #91 on: July 22, 2016, 09:28:05 pm »
Neverfuckingmind.

I think Ashby actually made a good point on that balk call not being overturned.

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Why have a balk rule? It's enforced so inconsistently that it's nothing more than an irritation.
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« Reply #93 on: July 22, 2016, 09:29:06 pm »
I think Ashby actually made a good point on that balk call not being overturned.

Couldn't hear...what was his point?
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« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2016, 09:29:21 pm »
I think Ashby actually made a good point on that balk call not being overturned.
I thought it was a balk.
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I thought it was a balk.
It was.

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« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2016, 09:30:32 pm »
Couldn't hear...what was his point?
Basically that it was a balk and as such should not be overturned

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« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2016, 09:30:41 pm »
It wasn't a balk.  The call was correct.  What was Ashby's argument? 
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« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2016, 09:30:54 pm »
Why have a balk rule? It's enforced so inconsistently that it's nothing more than an irritation.

In short, because pitchers could pull a lot of BS to fuck with the runners otherwise.

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« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2016, 09:31:50 pm »
Basically that it was a balk and as such should not be overturned

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It wasn't a balk. And I don't think it was "overturned", it was the umpires getting together to verify what they saw.  It didn't go to replay in NYC, did it?
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« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2016, 09:32:19 pm »
Couldn't hear...what was his point?

they showed that Shoemaker had his hands together at his chest like he was beginning his delivery to the plate.

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« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2016, 09:32:20 pm »
I'm with Ash on the balk call. I think maybe I'll go shower.
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« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2016, 09:33:45 pm »
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« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2016, 09:33:57 pm »
It wasn't a balk. And I don't think it was "overturned", it was the umpires getting together to verify what they saw.  It didn't go to replay in NYC, did it?
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« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2016, 09:34:12 pm »
His upper body went into his twisting windup while he stepped off with his right foot. I thought it was a balk.

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« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2016, 09:36:27 pm »
His upper body went into his twisting windup while he stepped off with his right foot. I thought it was a balk.

He stepped off with his right foot, which takes him off the rubber out of his delivery position.  I thought it was clearly not a balk. 
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« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2016, 09:36:32 pm »
I feel like the 3B ump thought it was a balk but failed to adequately explain why and he was overruled because the others said he stepped off.

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« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2016, 09:37:29 pm »
they showed that Shoemaker had his hands together at his chest like he was beginning his delivery to the plate.

And then he stepped off the rubber.  With his right foot. 
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« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2016, 09:38:00 pm »
He stepped off with his right foot, which takes him off the rubber out of his delivery position.  I thought it was clearly not a balk.

I would agree if I felt like his first move was stepping off. Didn't look like that to me.

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« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2016, 09:40:07 pm »
I would agree if I felt like his first move was stepping off. Didn't look like that to me.

At least it didn't cost the Astros that run.
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« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2016, 09:40:56 pm »
It looked to me that his first move was to go into the windup.
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« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:01 pm »
My screen is a little fuzzy...am I seeing that right...McCullers is at 134 pitches?
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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:11 pm »
McCullers is dealing tonight. Against a hot team. I'm sure the pitch count will get him yanked for the 9th.

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« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:21 pm »
He seemed to do a shuffle step on the off the rubber. It was probably just a good honest deceptive move.
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« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:35 pm »
McCullers looks like he's getting stronger as the game progresses, but we'll probably be treated to a bullpen arm in bottom 9.


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« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:47 pm »
and who pitches the 9th....

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« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2016, 09:43:02 pm »
My screen is a little fuzzy...am I seeing that right...McCullers is at 134 pitches?

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« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2016, 09:43:52 pm »
My screen is a little fuzzy...am I seeing that right...McCullers is at 134 pitches?

NO,  around 104. Sure it's the screen?

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and who pitches the 9th....
I'd assume Harris

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My screen is a little fuzzy...am I seeing that right...McCullers is at 134 pitches?

No way. ESPN says 105 pitches.
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« Reply #120 on: July 22, 2016, 09:45:11 pm »
NO,  around 104. Sure it's the screen?

That makes more sense. 

It's 9:45 in the morning.  I'm not tuned up yet. 
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« Reply #121 on: July 22, 2016, 09:47:16 pm »
Of all the unexpected things I've seen today, Choi dropping into a full split may top the list. And I saw a transvestite wearing a nice summer dress buying boxer briefs at Nordstrom.


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« Reply #122 on: July 22, 2016, 09:47:22 pm »
Man, great throw by the catcher. I was sure Altuve had that stolen.
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« Reply #123 on: July 22, 2016, 09:48:22 pm »
That makes more sense. 

It's 9:45 in the morning.  I'm not tuned up yet.

Watching your baseball in the AM is certainly different.  Especially after a tough loss and you have to carry the shitty feeling around for the rest of the day.
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« Reply #124 on: July 22, 2016, 09:48:27 pm »
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« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2016, 09:48:36 pm »
No way. ESPN says 105 pitches.

I'd like to see him go out for the 9th but come out at any sign of trouble.

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« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2016, 09:50:20 pm »
Watching your baseball in the AM is certainly different.  Especially after a tough loss and you have to carry the shitty feeling around for the rest of the day.

I suppose you should know about AM baseball.

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Watching your baseball in the AM is certainly different.  Especially after a tough loss and you have to carry the shitty feeling around for the rest of the day.

It's definitely a different feeling.  I guess I'm just so used to having baseball to watch in the evenings, but I like drinking a cup of coffee and watching the game first thing too. 
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« Reply #129 on: July 22, 2016, 09:50:54 pm »
Time for Rasmus to break out of this slump

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« Reply #130 on: July 22, 2016, 09:53:03 pm »
Nice throw by (Mo) Bandy

If that's your surname Mo and Jett are about the only two reasonable pairing options.
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« Reply #131 on: July 22, 2016, 09:54:08 pm »
Time for Rasmus to break out of this slump

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« Reply #133 on: July 22, 2016, 09:55:26 pm »
looks like McCullers in the 9th

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It's definitely a different feeling.  I guess I'm just so used to having baseball to watch in the evenings, but I like drinking a cup of coffee and watching the game first thing too. 

I can't imagine what's it's like to watch the NFL early in the morning in Hawaii. Or even on the West Coast, for the matter. I suppose the Brits think the same thing about me getting up to watch EPL matches at 7am.
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« Reply #135 on: July 22, 2016, 09:57:30 pm »
Why do they put twitter messages on the screen?  If I gave a fuck about what these people think I would get an account.
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« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2016, 09:57:56 pm »
crap. 

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« Reply #138 on: July 22, 2016, 09:58:20 pm »
I don't really understand why Hinch is doing this with Calhoun, Trout, and Pujols coming up. By the time you decide he's in trouble, it may be too late.

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« Reply #139 on: July 22, 2016, 09:59:00 pm »
Ugh.  Leadoff walk.  That'll be it for LMJ.
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« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2016, 09:59:58 pm »
I can't imagine what's it's like to watch the NFL early in the morning in Hawaii. Or even on the West Coast, for the matter. I suppose the Brits think the same thing about me getting up to watch EPL matches at 7am.

I remember a time when the Astros were worth getting out of a nice warm bed at 1:00AM to watch.
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« Reply #141 on: July 22, 2016, 10:00:13 pm »
I'm picturing Apollo's manager screaming right now

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« Reply #142 on: July 22, 2016, 10:00:24 pm »
I don't really understand why Hinch is doing this with Calhoun, Trout, and Pujols coming up. By the time you decide he's in trouble, it may be too late.

And now he walks Calhoun, and you're in trouble.
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« Reply #143 on: July 22, 2016, 10:02:02 pm »
Castro will have a hard time gripping or throwing a ball after taking that foul ball off his right hand/wrist


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« Reply #144 on: July 22, 2016, 10:02:51 pm »
Wow, This could have went better

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McCullers a mess in the 9th...walks the first two hitters, not the Angels have the winning run at the plate without having to put the ball in play. 
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« Reply #147 on: July 22, 2016, 10:04:19 pm »
Royals beat the Rangers 3-1. It would be really nice to get this one.
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Shit.
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« Reply #150 on: July 22, 2016, 10:11:22 pm »
You can't walk the first two batters of the inning and expect to escape unscathed.
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Harris has been playing with fire.
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« Reply #152 on: July 22, 2016, 10:13:29 pm »
throw the curve

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« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2016, 10:13:56 pm »
throw the curve

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« Reply #155 on: July 22, 2016, 10:14:22 pm »
Harris has been playing with fire.

Harris?  He didn't walk the first two hitters. 
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throw the curve

He was saving it for the right moment.

That was a lot more stressful than it needed to be.
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« Reply #157 on: July 22, 2016, 10:15:17 pm »
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« Reply #158 on: July 22, 2016, 10:15:30 pm »
Piece of Cake.

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« Reply #159 on: July 22, 2016, 10:16:29 pm »
He was saving it for the right moment.

That was a lot more stressful than it needed to be.

Perfectly set him up for it

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« Reply #160 on: July 22, 2016, 10:19:28 pm »
The good part of AM baseball is now walking around feeling pretty good for the next ten hours.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #161 on: July 22, 2016, 10:22:09 pm »
Harris?  He didn't walk the first two hitters.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #162 on: July 22, 2016, 10:28:17 pm »
The good part of AM baseball is now walking around feeling pretty good for the next ten hours.

Yep.  Astros win and I've still got most of the day in front of me.  That's the good part about AM baseball. 
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #163 on: July 22, 2016, 10:40:33 pm »
Stanton says it was a balk. He was absolutely trying to deceive the runner.

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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #164 on: July 22, 2016, 10:43:51 pm »
I am a little surprised that no one is berating Jake for not getting a hit.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #165 on: July 22, 2016, 10:55:09 pm »
Stanton says it was a balk. He was absolutely trying to deceive the runner.

Every throw to a base is an attempt to deceive the runner.  This is league play.  There are rules here...
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« Reply #166 on: July 22, 2016, 10:56:04 pm »
I am a little surprised that no one is berating Jake for not getting a hit.

We discussed how to wear a fedora without looking like a douchebag.  Only one distraction at a time I guess. 
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« Reply #167 on: July 23, 2016, 09:41:50 am »
We discussed how to wear a fedora without looking like a douchebag.  Only one distraction at a time I guess.

I wonder how Jake looks in a fedora.

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« Reply #168 on: July 23, 2016, 09:43:52 am »
I wonder how Jake looks in a fedora.

Jake wears khakis.
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Re: Angels @ Astros July 22, 2016
« Reply #169 on: July 23, 2016, 06:01:16 pm »
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