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Congrats on the graduation part. Always nice to see stepping stones crossed. Just saw the score. Reminded me of my first Cubs game in 79 vs Phillies. Tons of homers. Here's a fun stat. Cubs have 28 st

I got my Rangers 20 package to see the new stadium. The team, meh.   Unfortunately, it's year late and my opening day tickets won't be the first MLB game ever since they played playoff games there. So

GOAT????? According to WAR, Yadi's career WAR is 22nd among catchers.  Tied with the immortal Jason Kendall.   The real GOAT, Johnny Bench, leads the way.  He is followed by Gary Carter, Iva

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More experimental rules in the minors (Atlantic League only).

  • Moving pitching rubber back 1 foot to 61 feet 6 inches.  The ide is to give batter extra time in hopes of reducing strikeouts
  • Double Hook.  You lose your DH when you take out your starting pitcher.  So, if your pitcher gets bombed and knocked out in the 2nd inning, you have to play the rest of the gamed like there was no DH to begin with.  This sounds like an interesting rule but I have a hard time seeing the players agreeing to it.  Imagine being a full time DH and never knowing if you're going to get 4 at bats a game or 1 (and possibly zero if the started gets knocked out early enough).  It would add a lot of strategy to the game though, especially if the DH is due up the next half inning.  

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31256639/mlb-atlantic-league-experiment-moving-back-mound-double-hook-dh

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49 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

I guess those first 6 games was an offensive mirage because their offense the last 6 games have not been great.

Plus the lack of a bullpen was always going to catch up with them.

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8 minutes ago, jv1972iu said:

Plus the lack of a bullpen was always going to catch up with them.

Either it was the ball park or that the Cardinals and Pirates pitching was so bad.  Those first 6 games they scored 57 runs but in the last 6 they have been shutout twice.

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Apologize to my Cubs fans on here. Never knew the reason why Kris Bryant chose the #17. He chose 17 because it was on the 17th day of April he was called up so Cubs could extra year of service time. I guess I just didn't know that.

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9 hours ago, 5fouls said:

How about the Red Sox?  Nine straight after looking horrendous the first 3 games of the year.  

Looks like that guy the Bosox got from LA for Mookie is a player.

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16 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

Apologize to my Cubs fans on here. Never knew the reason why Kris Bryant chose the #17. He chose 17 because it was on the 17th day of April he was called up so Cubs could extra year of service time. I guess I just didn't know that.

In my mind #17 on the Cubs is always Mark Grace.

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Reds win 10-3 against the Indians.  They were back home and like usual they score big. They are 6-1 at home and have scored 67 runs on those games.  They are batting above .500 with runners in scoring position at home

 

 

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Pretty cool story for today. Braves are calling up Sean Kazmar. 

Jeff Passan on twitter has the details but he's 36. Been in minors for 12 years. Last time played MLB game was 2008. Modern day Crash Davis as he mentioned on twitter.

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2 hours ago, Seeking6 said:

I've got a group text with about 6 of my Cubs brethren. I don't think a game has gone by this past week where we haven't broken a record of some sort dating back to before WW1. 

But but but...who could have seen this coming?? 🙄

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