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grum@work
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Location: Canada
Member since: February 21, 2002
Last visit: September 18, 2020

grum@work has posted 236 links and 9,375 comments to SportsFilter and 15 links and 920 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

The Trophy Room

First of all, a trivia question. What are the 11 different ways for a baseball player to reach 1st base safely? Answer at bottom of page. I'm the saddest fan of them all: Toronto Maple Leafs Buffalo Bills (but not so much since the Holy Trinity retired...Kelly, Thomas, Reed) It could be worse...I could be a Boston or Chicago baseball fan. The most memorable sporting event was a hockey game back in the late 80's (not sure exactly when). A friend of the family got me really nice Leaf tickets during the Xmas holidays. They were playing the Bruins, so I took my friend Joe who was a big Boston fan. After two periods, the Leafs were getting killed, 5-1. My friend was really laying on the taunting thick, and I was contemplating how I could kill him on the way home. Then, to start the 3rd period, Wendel Clark scored a quick goal. Hey, at least they'll make it respectable, is what I figured. And then another goal is scored. And another. Well, lo and behold, the Leafs tie it up and send the game into overtime (the last goal was scored with an extra attacker, by Wendel again). Then, with about a minute left in the overtime, Wendel Clark blows one past the goalie and the place EXPLODES with noise. I must have gone hoarse from the shouting. The stunned/saddened look on Joe's face the entire ride home was like icing on the cake. ... Trivia Answer: 1. Hit 2. Base on balls 3. Hit by pitch 4. Catcher interference 5. Dropped third strike 6. Error 7. Fielder's choice 8. Hitting a baserunner with the batted ball 9. A ball, pitched to the batter or thrown by the pitcher from his position on the pitcher's plate to a base to catch a runner, goes into a stand, or player's bench, or over or through a field fence or backstop, or is touched by a spectator. (Obscure rule 7.05(h)) 10. The third strike becomes lodged in the umpires equipment (not touched by the catcher). (Obscure rule 7.05(i)) 11. Pinch Runner

Recent Links

Over Two Minutes of MLB Players Cursing in Empty Stadiums:
Language is definitely not safe for work.
It's been a tough month for sound engineers during baseball broadcasts.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 01:42 AM on August 22, 2020 - 6 comments

Body cam and long distance camera footage released showing Masai Ujiri's run-in with Almeda County sheriff deputy.:
In a surprise to no one, the deputy lied about the incident.

posted by grum@work to basketball at 12:16 AM on August 19, 2020 - 6 comments

Okay! Blue Jays! Let's! Play! Ball...somewhere else!:
(song reference)
The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays request to play in Toronto this season. The official statement from the Blue Jays front office doesn't state where they will play. The most probable option is Buffalo, but it requires clubhouse and lighting (for television broadcast) updates.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 05:43 PM on July 18, 2020 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The super-slow-mo of Adebayo's block on Tatum is amazing.

(the sound, however, is nightmare fuel)

posted by grum@work at 10:12 AM on September 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

In case you missed the highlight:

Vladdy Guerrero Jr. did a straight steal of second base, and it wasn't even close.

That's a BIG man stealing a base right there.

posted by grum@work at 11:21 PM on September 07, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

The Lakers and Clippers have voted to boycott the NBA season. Most other teams voted to continue. LeBron James has exited the meeting.

I have no idea where this is going to end up, but this is historic.

posted by grum@work at 12:30 AM on August 27, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

Chris Webber's take reminds everyone it was 4 years ago today when Colin Kaepernick first knelt during an anthem.

posted by grum@work at 07:55 PM on August 26, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

Kenny Smith walked off the set of "Inside the NBA" in solidarity with the players.

posted by grum@work at 07:37 PM on August 26, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series

The Magic have refused the forfeit, and the NBA has canceled all of the games for tonight.

It is suspected that all of the games tomorrow will also be canceled, as the Raptors/Celtics were hinting at striking (since boycott means not buying, and what they are doing is striking) as early as yesterday.

posted by grum@work at 05:53 PM on August 26, 2020

Over Two Minutes of MLB Players Cursing in Empty Stadiums

"Sorry."

posted by grum@work at 01:42 AM on August 22, 2020

Thom Brennaman Makes Anti-Gay Comment on Hot Mic During Reds Game

Reds fans say he was talking about the San Francisco/Oakland World Series in the previous segment.

The apology home run call sounded almost like an SNL skit. All that was missing was the "this home run and apology is brought to you by Blue Emu, America's number one emu oil formula" tag at the end.

posted by grum@work at 09:42 AM on August 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Dale Hawerchuk had the misfortune of being one of the best players in the league during the time when two of the greatest players in history were also playing.

He's the best definition of "underrated super star".

posted by grum@work at 12:26 AM on August 19, 2020

Body cam and long distance camera footage released showing Masai Ujiri's run-in with Almeda County sheriff deputy.

According to the deputy:

- Ujiri did not identify himself
- Ujiri did not show credentials
- Ujiri was the one to strike first
- Ujiri punched him
- Ujiri struck him hard enough that he required worker's compensation

posted by grum@work at 12:20 AM on August 19, 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s grand slam draws ire of manager Jayce Tingler, Texas Rangers

Every manager in the game is going to take issue with a young player ignoring a sign to take a pitch.

Fine, but you don't publicly air that issue to the media when he hits a grand slam and your team has won.

You go to him in private and say something and that's it.

posted by grum@work at 10:31 PM on August 18, 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s grand slam draws ire of manager Jayce Tingler, Texas Rangers

Who the fuck is Jayce Tingler?

The answer should be "former Padres Manager, now bagging groceries at the local Piggly Wiggly".

posted by grum@work at 04:44 PM on August 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I have now watched the ends of the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, and 12th longest games in NHL history as they happened. I'm not sure how I missed #5.

Once it gets into a 3rd overtime, I start hoping it'll be the one that breaks the record.

I've only had a rooting interest in two of those listed long overtime games (a loss to Philly and a win over Ottawa), so as a neutral observer most of the time it's just fascinating to watch.

posted by grum@work at 09:57 AM on August 12, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em

I was going to make my picks, but to emulate my Leafs I've decide not to show up in the end.

*sigh*

posted by grum@work at 01:24 AM on August 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

This is called a "four-base error".

posted by grum@work at 06:37 PM on August 09, 2020