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Name: Mike S
Member since: December 12, 2006
Last visit: December 25, 2018

mikemacman has posted 1 link and 31 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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The 'Fat Toad' Hideki Irabu found dead of apparent suicide: Terrible for the guy. Robert Whiting wrote a great book about Ichiro and touches on Irabu's troubles. Irabu had an American GI father whom he never knew, and stated that his motivation for pitching in the US was so that his dad could see him on TV.

posted by mikemacman to baseball at 12:02 AM on July 29, 2011 - 3 comments

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Rockies SS Jose Reyes receives 52-game suspension for domestic violence incident

Four Seasons hotel staff told 911 that she was visibly injured. This isn't a he-said/she-said

posted by mikemacman at 11:40 PM on May 14, 2016

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Bat flipping is a thing in Japan, too, and has been for quite a long time.

posted by mikemacman at 01:27 PM on October 15, 2015

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

MLB scoring rules (section 10.12) state:

The official scorer shall charge an outfielder with an error if such outfielder allows a fly ball to drop to the ground if, in the official scorer’s judgment, an outfielder at that position making ordinary effort would have caught such fly ball.

I think it would be hard to argue against an error, considering how much time he had to get to the ball.

posted by mikemacman at 09:49 PM on July 26, 2015

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Herrera was converted from an infielder to CF late in his minor-league career, and he makes it interesting out there from time to time. I think the wind at Wrigley was especially challenging for him. He's usually not quite that bad.

posted by mikemacman at 09:28 AM on July 26, 2015

Belgian Soccer Fans Lose Their Heads

That banner is enormous. I'd love to know how it was made, how much it cost, who paid for it, etc.

posted by mikemacman at 10:40 PM on February 17, 2015

Barkley: 'I Cannot Believe How Bad the NBA is Right Now'

Lincidentally, though, I lincerely hope that the US Olinpic team does well this summer in Lindon (too much?).

posted by mikemacman at 10:41 PM on February 22, 2012

Plummer to Tebow: A Little Less Jesus, Please

As an atheist and a Buckeye I don't particularly care for Tebow, but I think Plummer is out of line with these comments. By all accounts Tebow is a stand-up guy who handles himself well. While he might lay the 'Jesus' thing on a little thick, and it might be a little annoying to some, Tebow should be praised for how he conducts himself in front of the media, however idiosyncratic he may be. It's none of Plummer's business.

posted by mikemacman at 08:00 PM on November 22, 2011

Baseball's Most Expensive Beers

Citizens Bank Park has Victory on tap in the box seats behind home plate. You can find Sam Adams, Anchor Steam and some other larger craft brews around the ballpark.

posted by mikemacman at 09:07 PM on October 12, 2011

Dennis Rodman Joins Basketball Hall of Fame

rcade: well said, my man. I loved watching Dennis Rodman play, always suspected he was working out some issues on the court because he played like he had something to prove. Great to see actual redemption take place right before your eyes.

posted by mikemacman at 09:50 PM on August 13, 2011

Ralph Nader Forms Sports Fan Advocacy Group

lil_brown_bat, you can't ask someone else for a citation to back their opinion immediately after using "there are those who say" when talking about Ralph Nader.

posted by mikemacman at 10:57 AM on August 11, 2011

Giants Win Game 2 in a Laugher

Suddenly I don't feel so bad about my Phillies losing in 6 to these guys...

posted by mikemacman at 11:23 AM on October 29, 2010

Florida Player Texts Girlfriend 'Time to Die Bitch'

No, lampshade, you don't have to have daughters to abhor crimes against women. But it does make you appreciate the gravity of the crimes a bit more, I think. Everything is more real when it could happen to you or yours.

I think it's the lazy writing (and poor editing) that lampshade is objecting to. By using the word 'therefore', the writer suggests that the coach doesn't tolerate crimes against women because he has daughters.

posted by mikemacman at 10:40 AM on September 17, 2010

Robert Guerrero has returned to the boxing ring after helping care for his ailing wife

It seems almost quaint to hear a professional athlete talk about his high-school sweetheart with such obvious devotion. A really touching story.

posted by mikemacman at 09:10 PM on July 22, 2010

38. BFD.

Don't forget about Bowling for Dollars. And not to nitpick, but it's an abbreviation, not an acronym. I'll let the late George Carlin explain:

"An acronym is not just any set of initials. It applies only to those that are pronounced as words. MADD, DARE, NATO, and UNICEF are acronyms. FBI, CIA, and KGB are not. They're just pricks."

posted by mikemacman at 08:24 AM on June 17, 2010

LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg Dies


posted by mikemacman at 11:11 PM on May 10, 2010