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Shohei Ohtani hits a ball out of a domed stadium.

Thanks grum, I'd forgotten how much I love listening to Japanese commentators during baseball games.

posted by Mothball at 01:18 PM on November 14, 2016

Cubs Beat Dodgers, Head to the World Series for the First Time in 70 Years

Carrying major events like the NLCS is one of the best ways to get cable and satellite providers to include your channel in their main packages. Or at least that's probably the logic they are using.

posted by Mothball at 12:11 AM on October 25, 2016

Prince Fielder's Baseball Career is Probably Over

I hate to see his career end this way. I always liked the way he played and the enthusiasm he had.

To my mind the trade for him was a good move. It didn't work out well for Texas, but I always felt it was good deal on paper. It filled a void they had and the cost was a player at a position they had multiple prospects at.

posted by Mothball at 12:26 AM on August 11, 2016

Gotta give a shout out

Bad luck on the 134 pitch count there. Still since Ryan was at the game, and I'm not sure he ever had a no-hitter with so few pitches thrown, maybe that will help break the streak.

posted by Mothball at 12:25 AM on August 23, 2015

Gotta give a shout out

posted by Mothball at 12:24 AM on August 23, 2015

Losing Wisconsin Coach Laments 'Rent-a-Player' Trend

Not sure that Jermaine O'Neal is the best example to use there Grum. While it's true that he went on to have a nice career, he was quite awful in his time with the Blazers.

He was just too young and nowhere near ready to play in the NBA. If I recall correctly he was only 17 when he was drafted. It wasn't until he moved on to Indiana that he blossomed into an excellent player. It was still a good move for him though since he spent four years getting first round money instead of taking pots for jocks at some hoops factory.

posted by Mothball at 04:47 AM on April 09, 2015

Obama Proposal Could End Taxpayer-Subsidized Pro Sports Stadiums

rcade, I think he's saying you're more the exception than the rule. Not a bad thing in this case.

posted by Mothball at 12:53 PM on March 20, 2015

Obama Proposal Could End Taxpayer-Subsidized Pro Sports Stadiums

They understand that it is a cost, they just don't say it. Keep in mind that campaigns are very expensive and the people who make them possible also tend to be the ones with lots of money for things like, oh sports teams. I agree, it's incredibly frustrating when politicians say stuff like that, I just don't believe that they are that dumb for the most part, just that corrupt.

posted by Mothball at 03:50 PM on March 18, 2015

Baseball's fight with fatigue

I think most of the Rangers problems historically have had more to do with an utter lack of quality pitching than the heat of Arlington. Keep in mind that the two years that they went to the World Series were two of the hottest summers Texas has ever seen.

posted by Mothball at 12:32 AM on March 08, 2015

Seahawks Edge Niners

rcade, there is no need to make special rules to help the Cowboys. Just Outlaw Jerry and they'll be fine. It may take a few years to recover, but they'll be fine with a real GM.

posted by Mothball at 12:00 PM on January 20, 2014

Taro Tsujimoto's story

That was a very fun read. What a character.

posted by Mothball at 04:35 PM on January 13, 2014

Down 38-10, Colts Beat Chiefs 45-44

Trent had one carry, fumbled the ball and I didn't see much of him after that.

posted by Mothball at 11:47 PM on January 04, 2014

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State

Doesn't Ohio State need to get past Michigan State's defense next week before we talk about whether or not the Buckeyes deserve a shot at the national title game?

I think that Michigan States offense had as much to do with their victory as the defense did. Impressive job by the Spartans.

Auburn and Florida State. If you'd told me before the season started that it would come down to those two teams, I'd have laughed and happily offered to relieve you of your money.

posted by Mothball at 04:08 AM on December 08, 2013

Sporting KC Wins MLS Cup on 10th Round of Penalty Kicks

After 120 minutes of play, teams tend to play lousy ball. The lack of substitutions is the big difference. Sudden death in a game that is difficult to score can lead to ultra conservative play as exhausted players strive not to lose, rather than trying to win. It produces a style of play that is unattractive to watch.

They did experiment with the golden goal concept for a while, and it was a total failure. Overtimes became less likely to produce a goal.

posted by Mothball at 10:17 PM on December 07, 2013

UW Snaps Up Boise's Petersen

The Apple Cup is always the final game of the regular season for UW and WSU. That should make it easy to keep scheduled.

Agree with jjzucal about Orgeron. I've never really been sold on Sark though. Guess I'll find out in a few years if I'm an idiot or actually perceptive for once.

posted by Mothball at 10:12 PM on December 07, 2013