August 30, 2010

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 24 comments

Michelle Wie goes wire-to-wire for the win

posted by tommytrump at 09:28 AM on August 30

Old but good: At Wimbledon in 1995, fan asks Steffi Graf will you marry me?

posted by rcade at 10:11 AM on August 30

2,3 weeks ago I commented that the Cincinnati Reds would probably fold after Phillips ran his mouth and his team was swept by the Cardinals. Couldn'ta been more wrong.

Here's hoping that Manny an' Ozzie enjoy each others company. Heh.

those gold wings will enable you to volunteer at the old foootball rest homes and help guys get up from their chairs.

So, that's where the old ballplayers go?

posted by mjkredliner at 10:16 AM on August 30

Please don't hate me for this.
How well do you know your bobbleheads?

posted by Spitztengle at 10:42 AM on August 30

Thought this old Jayson Stark link was handy: How waivers works.

posted by rcade at 11:06 AM on August 30

Why can't I post an image here?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:05 PM on August 30

posted by rcade at 12:19 PM on August 30

Monty fills out out the European roster. I'm surprised/relieved/disappointed at Casey in particular being left off, but hard to argue on paper at the hot hand (Molinari + being able to play with his brother), a multi-major champ (Harrington) and a stellar Ryder cup record (Donald). Where's JJ when ya need 'im? Methinks the US side is in for a rough patch this time around.

posted by littleLebowski at 12:27 PM on August 30

I'm trying to link from Photobucket, but all I get are the image codes showing up.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:09 PM on August 30

Use the "direct link" option, and put it in [img src="link"] replacing the [] with <>.

posted by grum@work at 01:13 PM on August 30

New requirement for sideline reporters: Not too tall, please.

posted by yerfatma at 01:59 PM on August 30

Anybody have video of Ndamukong Suh ragdolling Dehomme?

posted by NoMich at 02:08 PM on August 30

I stopped watch my BoSox in fear that I, too, would get injured.

posted by smithnyiu at 02:20 PM on August 30

Aroldis Chapman hits 105 mph.

Anybody have video of Ndamukong Suh ragdolling Dehomme?

Ask and ye shall receive.

Ok, so how are we embedding Youtube videos now?

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on August 30

Whoah! Poor Jake. Wow. However, it's nice to see a Lion, any Lion, showing some sort of fire. Been a long time.

posted by NoMich at 03:17 PM on August 30

How well do you know your bobbleheads?

I was able to name 19 of them.

Anybody have video of Ndamukong Suh ragdolling Dehomme?

Ndamukong Suh is becoming my favorite rookie. He destroyed Delhomme.

posted by BornIcon at 04:46 PM on August 30

17 on the bobbleheads...poor spelling caused me to miss a few.

While seeing Jake manhandled like that was kind of fun, I think any player doing that to a QB in a pre-season game ought to be suspended. Even Delhomme deserves to be around for opening day.

posted by dviking at 06:02 PM on August 30

I picked the wrong week to start watching Inter Milan matches.

posted by rcade at 06:05 PM on August 30

While seeing Jake manhandled like that was kind of fun, I think any player doing that to a QB in a pre-season game ought to be suspended.

I think we ought to outfit quarterbacks with red jerseys in the pre-season. To prevent any roughhousing from the opposing defense.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:08 PM on August 30

How well do you know your bobbleheads?

Yeah, I got 19 when I went through 'em. Kickin' myself for not getting Strahan. The gap-toothed grin should've been a dead give away. But Pete Weber??? C'mon already (yes, I had to Google to find out he's a bowler).

Re: the "ragdoll" tackle ... no kidding. Suspension is definitely warranted, both for what it was, and as a reinforcement of the message about the dangers of that kind of tackle.

posted by Spitztengle at 06:11 PM on August 30

Hiroki Kuroda of the L.A. Dodgers pitching a no hitter into the 8th inning (1 batter HbP), versus the Philadelphia Phillies (and Roy Halladay).

Signaling grum !!

Has a pitcher ever thrown a no-hitter, and been the 'victim' of a no-hitter in the same year ?

posted by tommytrump at 11:51 PM on August 30

Hiroki Kuroda of the L.A. Dodgers pitching a no hitter into the 8th inning (1 batter HbP), versus the Philadelphia Phillies (and Roy Halladay).

Has a pitcher ever thrown a no-hitter, and been the 'victim' of a no-hitter in the same year ?

Never mind.

posted by tommytrump at 12:19 AM on August 31

Has a pitcher ever thrown a no-hitter, and been the 'victim' of a no-hitter in the same year ?

What are we calling a "no-hitter"?
Does pitching a complete game and not giving up a hit, but losing (and therefore only throwing 8 IP) count as a "no-hitter"? According to MLB, it isn't.
But if we say it does...

Andy Hawkins:
Throws "no-hitter" and loses on July 1st 1990.
Watches as same team (White Sox) throws an official "no-hitter" against him, July 12, 1990.
(Remember those dates!)

For official only "no-hitters", there is also

Bo Belinsky:
Throws one (May 5, 1962).
Has one thrown against him (June 26, 1962).

Bob Feller:
Throws! (July 1, 1951).
Thrown against! (July 12, 1951).
(49 years later, history (sorta) repeats itself!)

Jim Tobin:
Throws! (April 27, 1944)
Thrown against! (May 15, 1944)
Throws AGAIN, but it's a 5-inning "unofficial" one! (June 22, 1944)
(Those were the only no-hitters thrown that year. Tobin was involved in all of them.)

(I only can go as far back as 1920 to get this information.)

posted by grum@work at 02:10 AM on August 31

Thanks, grum !

I didn't know if you would see the grumsignal, it was turned on fairly late. ;-)

posted by tommytrump at 08:29 AM on August 31

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