April 20, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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 - 11 comments

In honour of Jean Segura's crazy time on the basepaths last night, I give you:

Lloyd Moseby's Adventures Between First and Second Bases

posted by grum@work at 11:56 AM on April 20, 2013

Hey Howard, enjoy and savor being able to travel freely and attend that postponed Pens-Bruins game at the Garden extra specially today.

posted by beaverboard at 01:20 PM on April 20, 2013

Hey Howard, enjoy and savor being able to travel freely and attend that postponed Pens-Bruins game at the Garden extra specially today.

Thanks, beav, but I have to content myself with wearing out another remote. Pens vs Bruins is on now, BoSox vs Royals first pitch is in about 15 more minutes, and C's vs Knicks starts at 3. The 46" Samsung is getting a good workout. I will be at TD Garden next Friday and Sunday for sure for games 3 & 4 of the NBA 1st round C's vs Knicks. I am really thankful to live in an area that has so much to offer in sports. Next thing to do is to renew my Babe Ruth umpire certification, clean my gear, and get out on the field. My idea of Hell is a place without any sports, and my idea of Heaven is right here, right now.

I live far enough from the city that we had no travel restrictions or lockdowns. Not to say that there was no "fun" going on around here. Someone left a stray backpack at the Social Security office, but it was a false alarm, not a local senior citizen with a grudge. Of course, the news was on all day right up to the conclusion in Watertown. The local (Nashua, NH) police sent their explosive ordinance disposal unit and SWAT team to Watertown to relieve some of the people who had been on been on duty for so many hours. NH State Police and Manchester police sent people as well. Overall, a tense but ultimately rewarding time here in New England.

posted by Howard_T at 01:39 PM on April 20, 2013

Sports-related sidelight on the Marathon Bomber. Perhaps it's a bit of an insight into his character.

posted by Howard_T at 01:40 PM on April 20, 2013

Wow that was a nothing piece. I'm sure if they tried they could find someone who walked past him on the street once.

posted by Drood at 04:39 PM on April 20, 2013

Once you start surfing through Youtube sports plays, you come across some dandy moments:

Ozzie Guillen is fooled by hidden ball trick...twice.

posted by grum@work at 06:59 PM on April 20, 2013

Maple Leafs fans!

posted by grum@work at 10:29 PM on April 20, 2013

Man, it's been a while for the Leafs. Glad to see them back in the mix.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:18 AM on April 21, 2013

Toronto's in, and the Wings are in danger of being out...it's like Bizzaro is running the NHL...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:21 AM on April 21, 2013

The downside of the Leafs making the playoffs THIS year is that if the Leafs make it to the second round (or later...let me dream, okay?) I probably won't be paying too much attention to hockey in the third week of May (or later).

posted by grum@work at 01:38 AM on April 21, 2013

The Leafs and the Canadiens both are stumbling into the playoffs, but at least they are in.

Jets fans sure wish they both the Leafs And Habs had played better down the stretch, then we too may have been in. (The only time Jets fans would ever cheer for a Leafs victory)

posted by cixelsyd at 02:00 PM on April 21, 2013

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