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Wild thangs: Double-A team draws 13 walks in an inning

Sounds a lot like one of my middle school games.

posted by Howard_T at 08:14 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Practice can legally buy alcohol in Ontario as of today

posted by tommybiden at 05:24 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

All 10 year deals are ... unless the signature on the contract is Mike Trout's.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:41 PM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

10 year deals were a bad idea in 2011 and remain so in 2021.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on May 07

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Bulls by 5
Trail Blazers by 7 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 6 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:17 AM on May 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Albert Pujols Released by Angels in Final Season of $254M Contract

posted by BornIcon at 07:44 AM on May 07

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

I saw it when it came out as well. The Mancelona Theater, they let anyone into any movie that they showed regardless of age. As a young lad, I saw Barbarella, Death Race 2000, The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, Grizzly, The Rabbit Test, and many other movies that a 10, 11, 12 year kid shouldn't see without a parent; or at all.

posted by NoMich at 08:23 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

I think about that movie all the time. Especially Magic Mona and Setshot. Saw it at the Valley View Mall theater.

They were way ahead of their time on decorating your court.

posted by rcade at 08:03 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Nets by 3 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by scooby10672 at 07:06 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

I loved The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh. Is there any reason that you bring it up as a post title?

posted by NoMich at 06:41 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Nets by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 9
Trail Blazers by 5
Celtics by 4 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 2 (slam dunk)

Zero points: "I thought I did a lineup last week?"

* checks standings/picks

"Oh ... OH ..."

posted by jjzucal at 03:57 PM on May 06

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

It's also the first Orioles complete game no-hitter since Jim Palmer's in the late 1960's. That may be the longest streak of it's kind in the majors.

The Padres entered major league baseball in 1969 (same year as Palmer's no-no) and hadn't gotten a no-no until about a month ago.

posted by LionIndex at 02:11 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8
Clippers by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 11 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 5
Celtics by 2
Knicks by 9

This season has been a disappointment to me. I just haven't been able to get my full starting roster on the floor. Actually, the floor belongs to our 3 cats, and while they are great athletes, none of them can stick the 3-ball.

posted by Howard_T at 01:05 PM on May 06

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

Once again proving that "beisbol she is a funny game".

posted by Howard_T at 12:59 PM on May 06

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

It's also the first Orioles complete game no-hitter since Jim Palmer's in the late 1960's. That may be the longest streak of it's kind in the majors.

When you think about the pitching talent that the O's have had over the years, it's insane that no other Baltimore pitcher has done it since Palmer. Just in 1970 and 71, the O's staff was intergalactic.

Before Fernando Valenzuela and before Ohtani, there was Mike Cuellar. Southpaw scroogie wizard and grand slam home run hitter.

All hail George Bamberger and Ray Miller, a noteworthy succession of Orioles pitching coaches from that era. Or rather, ERA.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 8
Clippers by 8
Celtics by 6
Trail Blazers by 6
Heat by 8
Clippers by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:44 AM on May 06

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Means is the first pitcher to throw a non-perfect no-hitter with no walks, hit batters or errors.

Which is crazy to think that this is the first time since the game has been played at this level for well over a hundred years

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

My picks:

Nets by 6
Clippers by 8
Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Trail Blazers by 6
Celtics by 8
Clippers by 14 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:21 AM on May 06

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Mavericks by 7
Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 20 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 8
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 10:05 AM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Always an adventure when James Dolan is running the show

posted by tommybiden at 03:10 PM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Sounds like the Rangers need to consider the Nuclear Option

posted by cixelsyd at 02:20 PM on May 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

So what happens today? I had the plate, there were runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1out, the pitch was ball 4. As is the usual case, the catcher returned the ball to the pitcher who was standing in front of the mound; that makes him an infielder, not a pitcher. The runner on 3rd was 3 or 4 steps toward the plate; he did not notice the 3rd baseman near the base; the throw over was quick, runner is out. My partner made the call, and the runner insisted that time was out because of the base on balls. Wrong answer: The ball remains in play during the award of the base, and time out cannot be allowed until the award is complete. The ball continues in play unless time out is requested. I'm not surprised when a middle school kid doesn't understand the fine points of the rules, but I would really like to have them get better coaching in the rules.

posted by Howard_T at 09:08 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Statement from the New York Rangers

posted by tommybiden at 06:56 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

NHL fines Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson $5,000 for instigating massive brawl against New York Rangers

posted by tommybiden at 06:53 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Thanks, Howard_T. I always appreciate your insight in baseball rules/officiating discussions.

posted by bender at 05:03 PM on May 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Time for your Sports Filter resident umpire to check in. First of all, let's discuss what makes a base line. It is not the direct path between bases. When a fielder has the ball, and he's attempting to tag a runner, the base line is established as a direct line from the position of the runner to the base. The runner must stay within 3 feet of this line. Even if the runner is in right field when the fielder has the ball, he is not out of the base line as long as he runs straight toward the base. In the video the runner not only stays within 3 feet of the base line, had there been a chalk line between 1st and 2nd, he would have remained on it.

The failure to recognize a dead ball situation and to allow play to continue is egregiously bad. It is basic baseball. The rule book even explains the situations in which a ball goes dead and how it should be placed back in play. Yours truly was nearly caught on this, but I recognized the situation and stopped play. With runners on base an uncaught foul ball was hit The runners do not have to retouch their base. The ball was returned to the pitcher who noticed the runner on 1st with his back turned to the field talking to the coach. The pitcher threw to 1st, a tag was applied, and since it would have been the 3rd out, the fielders began to leave the field. I yelled at them until they stopped, explained that the ball had not been in play, and had them all go back out to the field. The coach tried to argue, but I had to explain that the ball is not in play until the umpire says so. Watch a plate umpire after an uncaught foul. You will see him point to the pitcher. That gesture, sometimes accompanied by the word 'play', means that the ball is in play.

Umpires make mistakes, but those that relate to rule interpretation are rare and really inexcusable. Judgement calls are generally not reviewable, but if plays at the bases and calls at the boundaries can be reviewed, then everything should be. My opinion is that nothing should be reviewed. All that review accomplishes is to lengthen the game. If an umpire gets a rule wrong, that is grounds for appeal. The team that had the runs scored against them when the ball was dead should have appealed. I would have upheld it.

posted by Howard_T at 11:43 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Jomboy has turned me on to some great head-scratchers lately. Here is one I originally saw on Jomboy and then did a little more research on.

posted by prof at 09:13 PM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There's been a string of bad baserunning calls recently, but this one is a real head-scratcher. Also, what is the possible rationale that the runner's basepath is not reviewable--it's really frustrating when it's clearly wrong and they can't even look at it.

posted by bender at 10:24 AM on May 03

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Man United v Liverpool postponed as fans protest.

"A pessimist might observe that it's probably a stretch to expect a few guys with songs and banners to change the world for the better. An optimist would counter that it's possibly the only thing that ever has."

posted by owlhouse at 09:50 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's Sunday, and according to the latest reports, Jimmy Garoppolo is still alive.

posted by beaverboard at 02:51 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Not sure about Canada, but don't order KFC up here in New England, where the company doesn't think that chicken matters to people.

When the covid lockdown first hit, you couldn't get takeout anywhere. Then some places started to reopen for remote pickup and drive thru, etc.

I occasionally passed by a Popeye's (of which there are very few up here) and saw that they were taking pick up orders. Then one day I noticed that their exhaust hood wasn't on the roof but mounted on the back wall of the building.

When I couldn't take it anymore, I drove around behind the building and just sat there next to the drive thru lane with my windows down, sucking in the vapors from the fryolator. I drove home a happy, hungry man.

posted by beaverboard at 10:12 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Whatever you do, don't go to KFC. They done changed the recipe.

But apparently not in Canada? From what I've read, the Colonel sold his empire in the US but kept the rights for the rest of the world, so none of them changed their recipe. It's what I've read in one article, though, so who knows if that is the real story.

posted by NoMich at 08:51 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There are a number of Bojangles outside the Carolinas that are not doing well. Call corporate HQ ASAP and tell them to shut those locations down and ship the surplus inventory to the Triangle.

Whatever you do, don't go to KFC. They done changed the recipe.

posted by beaverboard at 12:59 AM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It was a good day insofar as that is concerned. However, all is not well in the Old North State. We are experiencing, nay, suffering through a calamity of chicken supreme tenders shortage! Is it time to panic yet?

posted by NoMich at 11:58 PM on May 01

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Lions have selected a NCSU defensive lineman in the third round.

NoMich is probably at Bojangles with a handle of Tito's, lighting off sparklers in the parking lot.

posted by beaverboard at 10:46 PM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

Rodgers has had a stellar career playing for an organization that seems to intentionally piss away any opportunity it has. Bad drafting, brutal coaching, and somehow the guy still delivers wins. Hard to blame him for wanting out.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:35 PM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's better to be viewed as a decent QB in College than a superstar in almost all draft years. Teams that draft in the top 10 picks always have major weaknesses throughout their roster unless the draft position was obtained via trade. High draft picks in other positions can often be rushed into the roster early as they are rarely the focus of every offensive or defensive play, mistakes are expected during their growth, and they can be substituted when necessary. A CB who becomes a solid starter in his 4th year is seen as a genious draft pick; a QB on a team that hasn't turned a 3-13 team into a playoff contender in year 2 rarely gets another opportunity in the league.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:27 PM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

I'm struggling to believe this was anything more than Rodgers attempting to bully the Green Bay front office into drafting a weapon for him on offense. And, since they took a corner instead, I guess it failed.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:25 PM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

accidental repeated comment

posted by NoMich at 11:49 AM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

Pick a team that will most certainly earn a top 10 draft pick next year and more than a good QB away from having a lower draft pick and deal Aaron to them for picks

posted by NoMich at 11:49 AM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

No trade, now what?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 AM on April 30

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

It's pretty weird for Rodgers' team to let this out -- presuming it was them -- hours before the draft. There'd be no time to make a deal. Were they hoping it would keep a team from drafting a QB?

posted by rcade at 09:00 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The thing that kills me about the NFL Draft is the certainty. Every top draft pick is a can't miss -- especially a quarterback. There's almost never any expression of uncertainty, even when somebody talks about how the team needs a quarterback to replace a can't miss quarterback who isn't even 24 yet.

posted by rcade at 06:27 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jomboy went over this yesterday. I love the title of his video: Ump makes an incredibly unnecessary call, a breakdown

posted by NoMich at 05:56 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

MLB Umpire Marty Foster tries to explain a really bad call, but he seems to get the explanation wrong too. Rule 5(a)(11) states that a batter is out when he runs outside the 3-foot running lane in the last 45 feet before 1st base, and in so doing interferes with a fielder making a play. Obstruction is the act of a fielder not in possession of the ball impeding the progress of a runner. What we have here appears to be a conflict between 2 rules. A fielder in the act of fielding the ball has the absolute right of way. In this case the fielder has completed his play and has made a throw to 1st base. He does not appear to impede the runner, although the runner seems to make a slight step to one side, and if the runner had been running within the lane, no avoidance would have been necessary. Foster claims that the obstruction was a judgement call,and that it cannot be reviewed nor overturned. He is correct in this, but in making the call should have looked at the entire play. The runner was clearly outside the 3-foot running lane, if he made any move to avoid the fielder, it was slight, and the play at 1st base was not at all close. There should have been no obstruction call on the play, and it ultimately cost a team the win.

posted by Howard_T at 05:42 PM on April 29

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

Vegas now taking odds on which ESPN NFL live talent is going to go into oxygen deprivation or cardiac arrest first.

Can you imagine if these shouters did the pre-flight aircraft safety sermon? Every passenger would want to grab two beers and pop the emergency slide before the plane left the gate.

posted by beaverboard at 05:28 PM on April 29

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

When rumours started swirling about the Packers trading Jordan Love a few days ago, some of the young man YouTube pundits began joking that Rodgers would ditch Green Bay and take the Jeopardy gig the day after Love was out the door.

posted by beaverboard at 05:14 PM on April 29

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

Tom E. Curran, talking head and New England Patriots beat reporter for NBC Sports Boston, uses the metaphor of a "quarterback tree" in the back yard, from which quarterbacks drop like ripe fruit into the hands of teams wishing to partake. He uses this to illustrate the movement of quarterbacks in the pre-draft weeks, the number of quarterbacks available via the draft, and those who might be moved after the draft. Would Aaron Rodgers be one of the tastiest plums to fall?

posted by Howard_T at 04:55 PM on April 29

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

Revised picks:

Clippers by 3
Bucks by 3 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 3
Nuggets by 3 (slam dunk)

posted by scooby10672 at 04:54 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Today's anagram:

Mel Kiper Jr :: Prelim Jerk

Take off the "Jr" and you get: Mr Eke Lip

Or: Mr Eek Lip if you like

posted by beaverboard at 02:23 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NoMich, the screwball is still being thrown, but nobody calls it a screwball anymore. Rather, it's called a cutter or a cut fastball. The circle change-up has a similar action to the screwball, breaking toward the arm side of the pitcher. In Japan, the pitch is called the "shuuto". Nice videos; batters were muttering some very bad words.

posted by Howard_T at 11:26 PM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In one of their mock drafts, ESPN referred to Jared Goff as the Lions' franchise quarterback.

posted by beaverboard at 06:59 PM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Why don't see the screwball thrown anymore?

posted by NoMich at 02:40 PM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

How the Dodgers discovered Fernando Valenzuela

posted by NoMich at 10:43 PM on April 27

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Mavericks by 3
Lakers by 5 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 3
Warriors by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by scooby10672 at 04:12 PM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If you do the Twitter thing, do yourself a favor and follow Super 70s Sports. Here's a nice taste of their feed. I will note that they sometimes veer into toxic masculinity with some of their posts, but most of their feed is just funny shit like this.

posted by NoMich at 03:58 PM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Adrian Aucoin tells an Alexander Mogilny/Mike Keenan story

posted by tommybiden at 12:20 PM on April 27

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 8
Wizards by 8
Suns by 8
Warriors by 8
Clippers by 8
Nets by 8
Pelicans by 8
Nuggets by 8

posted by NoMich at 11:27 AM on April 27

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 5
Lakers by 9
Clippers by 3 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 15 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 7 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 10

posted by jjzucal at 11:03 PM on April 26

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 8
Lakers by 6
Suns by 9
Warriors by 14 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 10
Bucks by 7
Pelicans by 8
Nuggets by 12 (slam dunk)

posted by Howard_T at 10:25 PM on April 26

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 6 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 8 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 4
Clippers by 10 (slam dunk)
Nets by 7 (slam dunk)
Pelicans by 4 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 6 (slam dunk)

posted by cixelsyd at 10:23 PM on April 26

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

My picks:

Warriors by 5
Lakers by 6
Clippers by 7
Warriors by 11 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5 (slam dunk)
Nets by 8
Warriors by 3
Lakers by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:43 PM on April 26

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Warriors by 6
Lakers by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 9
Warriors by 16 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 9
Bucks by 7
Warriors by 10 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 3

The Orlando Magic should be relegated.

posted by rcade at 09:33 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The American League West Standings

posted by tommybiden at 05:40 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I didn't follow the signing and arrival of Ohtani to MLB, but was there any effort made by his management team to try to get him rostered on a National League club?

posted by beaverboard at 04:16 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

He's tied for the lead with 7 other guys, so maybe "A home run leader" is better phrasing. Cuz I know the Padres aren't playing today, so Tatis can't pitch.

posted by LionIndex at 03:14 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

A pretty rare moment (first time in almost a century) in baseball tonight.

The home run leader for the season is going to be the starting pitcher in an MLB game.

posted by grum@work at 02:48 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pretty solid player when healthy. A bit small for the position he played but really read plays well.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:53 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Sean Lee To Officially Retire After 11 Seasons

posted by BornIcon at 01:40 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

We have a new leader in the NBA Pickem: Goyoucolts.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on April 25

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Now that the software properly credits Goyoucolts with 100 points, we have a new leader. I've corrected this post.

posted by rcade at 02:08 PM on April 25

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:24 PM on April 25

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 7 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 7 (slam dunk)
Nets by 7 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 03:52 PM on April 24

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:13 PM on April 24

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 3 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 3
Celtics by 4 (slam dunk)
Suns by 3

posted by scooby10672 at 05:41 PM on April 23

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 5 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 01:19 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Steve Smith biscuit bounce beats the Terrell Owens popcorn cascade every time.

Trying to remember who was caught on camera eating hotdogs on the sideline. Might have been one of the legendary immortals like Sanchez or Leinart.

I helped put the "dern" in Moderna. Saving my Pfizer vouchers for other, more pressing needs.

posted by beaverboard at 01:09 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I was not great yesterday, with chills and feeling a bit woozy. But a good night's sleep and I seem back to normal. Yay! Also, would like one of those biscuits NoMich.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:32 AM on April 23

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

Nets by 11
Knicks by 6
76ers by 8
Mavericks by 12 (slam dunk)
Celtics by 5
Nets by 9

posted by Howard_T at 11:40 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Missed tonight's games because I was doing all sorts of things. Oh well, let me try to get something out of the week.

posted by Howard_T at 11:38 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

Nets by 5 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 9
Bucks by 5
Mavericks by 6
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Nets by 7

posted by jjzucal at 10:08 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

LOL I did! But in the form of a hot shower. I should probably get a biscuit from Bojangles tomorrow morning just in case

posted by NoMich at 10:06 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Thanks, rcade!

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:45 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ice up son.

posted by beaverboard at 09:26 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

So, the only real side effects that I experienced today was an onset of a dull headache and stiffness/soreness. I eventually took a few Advil and a looong hot shower and I was then right as rain.

posted by NoMich at 08:58 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Goyoucolts: Something went wonky with your picks last week. I'll fix that.

posted by rcade at 07:26 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 3 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 3
Nets by 3 (slam dunk)
Knicks by 3

posted by scooby10672 at 05:29 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:32 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

76ers by 6
Lakers by 3
Celtics by 5
Knicks by 7
Bucks by 7
Mavericks by 5
Celtics by 12
Suns by 9

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:30 PM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

When you go 12-1 and lose ground in the standings. Lol.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:50 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Subs, shamrocks, and strikes:

April 11 was National Submarine Day, celebrating the commissioning of the first USN boat, which was designed by an Irishman.

April 11 was also the day that Carl Yastrzemski made his first MLB appearance, playing left field, getting a hit, and throwing a guy out at home plate.

Among the umpires that day were sons of the sod Flaherty and Hurley. And Kinnamon, a Scot.

posted by beaverboard at 11:39 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

+1 to NoMich and holden, and erin go bra to Howard. I had my second Pfizer shot yesterday, so far no transmogrification.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:09 AM on April 22

Olympics Will Punish Athletes Who Protest

What total BS, I hope there are athletes who stand up to these scared old men.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:07 AM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 8
Mavericks by 8
Celtics by 8
Knicks by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 8
Lakers by 8
Celtics by 8
Suns by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:34 AM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

My picks:

76ers by 4
Mavericks by 6
Celtics by 4
Raptors by 6
Bucks by 4
Mavericks by 4
Celtics by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 10:02 AM on April 22

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Bucks by 6
Mavericks by 4

posted by rcade at 07:56 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Speaking of the Irish, I got my second Moderna dose today. I can now attend Celtics games with impunity! Wait...that's not me. THIS VACCINE TURNED ME INTO HOWARD! I AM NOW IN A CHURCH!!! NOW I AM UMPING A BASEBALL GAME!!!

On the upside, you now have the knowledge to fix a jammed torpedo port on a nuclear submarine.

posted by holden at 08:54 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In this state? Good goddamn luck.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 PM on April 21

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

I think they're trying to create an alternative to the Champions League as opposed to La Liga. And a better move is to work to make those countries have more than a couple dominant teams. It shouldn't be necessary to cross borders to create a competitive national league.

posted by Ricardo at 04:14 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This part Irish, part German, part Portuguese, mostly English umpire is sad today. My games are raining out faster than we can play them. I lost another one today to predicted rain, and my game for tomorrow was canceled last week. The bad part is that the weather is supposed to move in about 5:00, it was a 3:30 game, I had the plate, and I know I would have had those little monsters off the field before the rain. Strike zone? How about dugout corner to dugout corner, top of the backstop to the ankles. That'll get 'em swingin' the bat. So far I have done 2 games and had 3 canceled

I will attend my first Celtic game since March 13, 2000 on the 30th of this month. I was able to get tickets for 3 games with the reduced attendance rules, but with Massachusetts limiting travel from New Hampshire, I let my son have the games. I've had both my shots, I only live about 3 miles from the armed border between MA and NH, but the ban was there nonetheless. MA has opened up since, so the problem has really gone away. Maybe I'll go to church and pray for good weather and some common sense when dealing with the virus.

posted by Howard_T at 03:15 PM on April 21

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