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Name: Chad Huberty
Member since: January 13, 2004
Last visit: February 28, 2008

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It's MY ball, dammit!: Doug Mientkiewicz, he of the .215 avg as a 2 month defensive replacement, is refusing to give the Sox the ball he caught for the final out of the Series. "That's four years at Florida State for one of my kids". Selfish? Resourceful?

posted by brewdudepa to baseball at 11:40 AM on January 07, 2005 - 67 comments

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"Juuuuust a bit outside."

Actually Bozeman, I'm pretty sure it was the Nationals. He'll be their #2 starter.

posted by brewdudepa at 04:22 PM on April 04, 2007

America's new dancing machine!!!

heh. "Sensored"? Rather funny you would post that on THIS thread. Try censored.

posted by brewdudepa at 11:49 AM on April 01, 2006

Beckett to Rangers in 4 player trade

I'm not so sure Beckett would be the savior the Rangers think they're getting. He's injury prone, and his career road ERA is 3.83, almost 3/4 of a run higher than his home ERA (3.14). He's no Chan Ho Park, but I can see why Texas may be reluctant to give up a pitcher in addition to Blalock.

posted by brewdudepa at 10:00 AM on November 20, 2005

The Onion gets all sweaty

And for those that do appreciate satire, has been covering this ground for a few years already, and I think with more bite. Headlines this week include: "Packers Schedule Uninjured Brett Favre for Season-Ending Surgery" "Cubs Management Not Sure How to Fire Dusty Baker Without Exposing That They’re Racists" "Boring boxing match ends without a death"

posted by brewdudepa at 04:33 PM on September 28, 2005

The Onion gets all sweaty

Uh...royce? It's a satire. TO didn't really say that stuff.

posted by brewdudepa at 04:29 PM on September 28, 2005

Coroner: 49ers' Herrion died of heart disease

Not only expensive, but risky. Routine cardiac catheterization (i.e. angiogram) is not indicated for simple screening, especially in 23 year olds. It carries many risks, including renal failure, hematomas, even heart attacks. We do them when there's symptoms, but otherwise it's not a great screen basically due to cost and risk. It is possible that a stress test could have shown something, but even they're not 100% accurate. That said, this guy HAD to have had a family history of early coronary disease, so maybe choosing certain higher risk players to screen would be reasonable.

posted by brewdudepa at 08:58 AM on September 07, 2005

ESPN fires Trev Alberts

Craig Kilbourn and Keith Olbermann are the only two I can think of - and I wouldn't say Keith made an upward move. Where is he? MSNBC? CNBC? Some other channel no one watches?

posted by brewdudepa at 08:52 AM on September 07, 2005

Legendary Latino Sluggers Left Out

Don't forget Mr. Steroid is on there, too. Raffy Palmeiro may be Latino, but I can't imagine the Latino community is terribly proud of him.

posted by brewdudepa at 07:44 PM on August 26, 2005

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

I wouldn't be so quick to put Kent in the HOF, especially with his media relations/clubhouse issues both in SF and now LA. Oh, and he still falls short on all 3 of baseball-reference's HOF predictors: Gray Ink: Batting - 64 (370) (Average HOFer ~ 144) HOF Standards: Batting - 39.1 (148) (Average HOFer ~ 50) HOF Monitor: Batting - 89.0 (168) (Likely HOFer > 100) Add to the fact that he's played his career in these offensive-minded years, and his numbers fall even further short at this point in his career.

posted by brewdudepa at 10:46 AM on August 24, 2005

Bonds done for 2005 season

What insomnyuk said.

posted by brewdudepa at 03:33 PM on August 02, 2005

Bonds Done For the Rest of 2005

As if the Giants were really planning on him returning this season? They picked up a new (read: another old guy) outfielder at the deadline anyway, even though they're 14 games under .500. I'm sure Randy Winn's gonna take them alllllll the way to...72-91. Maybe.

posted by brewdudepa at 10:43 AM on August 02, 2005

All-Bust Team

Ummm... are they really a bust if they've always sucked? Here's Guzman's career OPS year-by-year: .543-.687-.814-.677-.676-.691 And Milton averages 32 HR allowed a year for his career, then moved into that bandbox in Cincy. They just prove that these GMs don't know what they're doing when they sign guys with track records like this.

posted by brewdudepa at 03:14 PM on July 01, 2005

Boom -- Madden Joins NBC

I tend to agree with Motown Mike here. "Self-aggrandizing ex-jocks" pretty much sums up most of the crappy announcers out there (Collingsworth, Deion, Michael Irvin in football, Kruk, McCarver, Reynolds in baseball to name a few). The professional broadcasters actually speak coherently during the game.

posted by brewdudepa at 11:40 AM on June 16, 2005

The closer is not always automatic

As many teams have proven, you don't have to pay ridiculous sums of money for a guy who can pitch 60 innings a year. There's alwasys a Dan Kolb (the Milwaukee version), Derrick Turnbow, Joe Nathan, Coco Cordero, Miguel Batista, Dustin Hermanson, or Brandon Lyon available on the scrap heap. Who among these was "groomed" as a closer? And then there's the whole Moneyball argument of "Why is the ninth inning more important than any other inning?" Any team that wastes millions on a "proven" closer is doing just that - wasting money that could be spent on a slugger or at least a pitcher who will give them 150 good innings.

posted by brewdudepa at 04:11 PM on June 01, 2005

The Pest

Small ball, shmall ball...the Sox are winning because of pitching, pitching, pitching. The fact that they happen to be leading in SB due to the addition of ScottyPo is irrelevant. They've got a bunch of starting pitchers who are waaaaay over their heads (El Duque, Contreras, and !!Garland?!!), and in actuality their offense isn't much better than last year when they had Lee and Ordonez. Plus, Podsednik led the majors with 70-odd steals last year, and look where it got the Brewers! For a more detailed comparison of the April 2004 and April 2005 Sox, take a look at Aaron Gleeman's piece at Hardball Times:

posted by brewdudepa at 04:42 PM on May 26, 2005