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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1950 on: September 01, 2017, 01:32:04 am »
The Detroit Pro Sports Anti-Renaissance is in full swing.

I miss Kate already.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1951 on: September 05, 2017, 06:05:48 pm »
Red Sox taking a page from the Patriots' book

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1952 on: September 05, 2017, 06:36:14 pm »
I think this goes on a lot...

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1953 on: September 05, 2017, 08:14:36 pm »
I think this goes on a lot...

Sure.  But not usually with Apple watches.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1954 on: September 05, 2017, 09:28:50 pm »
Not sure who the offivial watch sponsor of mlb cheating is

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1955 on: September 06, 2017, 04:51:27 pm »
You know that scene in Rounders when Worm just can't stop dealing from the bottom of the deck, despite winning more than enough money to accomplish their goal?  That's how the Red Sox got caught.

"In the series in Boston, the Red Sox were 9-for-24 with runners on second and/or third, but in the teams' first 12 meetings this season, Boston was just 7-for-88 with runners in scoring position."

Stealing signs is not against the rules of baseball, nor the code, though relaying them to the batter via voice will get you or your batter plunked.

But using unapproved electronics in the dugout is against the rules and when you were as effective against one team as the Red Sox were, people are going to start looking for how you're doing it.  There are too many cameras in baseball to think you're going to get away with it for long, so your best bet is to do just enough to have a slight advantage, but not so well that people start looking.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1956 on: September 06, 2017, 05:04:59 pm »
If you get a chance to watch today's Angels v A's game, the Angels catcher caught A's 3B Chapman relaying signs from second to the batter and the catcher let the batter know he was in danger.  They jawed a little bit. 

When Chapman came up to bat a few innings later, he said something to the catcher and the umpire intervened.  He kept jawing and was tossed.  It's only the 4th inning, so I'm sure there will be more retribution.

The sign stealing problem is real.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1957 on: September 06, 2017, 05:25:46 pm »
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1958 on: September 06, 2017, 06:29:48 pm »
Too soon, bro.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1959 on: September 06, 2017, 07:26:17 pm »
Too soon, bro.

Just wanted to confirm it wasn't my soul she was gazing in to....

Confirmed.
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« Reply #1960 on: October 16, 2017, 12:56:32 am »
Justin Turner, the pride of Cal State Fullerton, who was SO CLOSE to signing with the Halo's....
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« Reply #1961 on: October 16, 2017, 06:17:01 am »
He's a fascinating case study if you truly peer deeply into the Smack.

Many have tried.  Few have succeeded.

Few, but not none.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1962 on: October 16, 2017, 08:53:18 am »
Justin Turner, the pride of Cal State Fullerton, who was SO CLOSE to signing with the Halo's....

Ugliest moron in baseball. That beard singlehandedly make me cheer for the Cubs. Not sure what I'm going to do if Dallas from Houston and the Dodgers make it into the World Series. If they both do, thank god for Netflix.

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1963 on: October 16, 2017, 09:02:27 am »
Baseball beards....wtf....ugly

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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #1964 on: October 16, 2017, 07:24:04 pm »
Ugliest moron in baseball. That beard singlehandedly make me cheer for the Cubs. Not sure what I'm going to do if Dallas from Houston and the Dodgers make it into the World Series. If they both do, thank god for Netflix.

Still bitter that he was DFA'd by the O's back in 2010?
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