February 16, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 9 comments

Khris Davis has four career outfield assists, and they are all terrible.

The throw in the third one looks like something my 2.5 year old daughter does when she's throwing to me.

posted by grum@work at 10:00 AM on February 16, 2016

Your home grown SpoFi palindrome of the day, courtesy of the Autumn King of Ontario:


posted by beaverboard at 10:20 AM on February 16, 2016

I Read The Entire Collective Bargaining Agreement And Here's What I Learned

3. Every player who does an initial physical examination has to tell his new club whether he is missing his eyes.

It's right there in the medical questionnaire!

Also, on the same form, every player who signs a contract has to tell his team whether he has ever had a sexually transmitted disease. Baseball couldn't keep its anonymous steroids tests secret, so for the next few decades I'll be watching with great interest to see whether it can keep this implied database of ballplayers' STDs from being leaked to Deadspin.

posted by grum@work at 11:04 AM on February 16, 2016

BB: My respect for your palindrome skills is matched by my regret over that play.

posted by rcade at 12:10 PM on February 16, 2016

Not a bad way to make 500 bones.

posted by Etrigan at 02:18 PM on February 16, 2016

Some day, I really hope one of these emergency goalies is going to get into a game.

posted by grum@work at 08:03 PM on February 16, 2016

Some day, I really hope one of these emergency goalies is going to get into a game.

It has happened more than once. Below is part of an article from Sports Illustrated in November 2014.

"The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 1938, and for one game in the finals, they trusted the net to Alfie Moore, a journeyman minor-leaguer, who subbed in when starter Mike Karakas suffered a broken toe and couldn't get his foot into his skate. Chicago coach Bill Stewart dispatched a search party to locate Moore, who was finally found in a local saloon. With a few drinks in him, Moore spotted the Hawks' crew and asked if there was any chance they might have an extra ticket to the game that night. Instead of a ticket, however, he got a cold shower and had hot coffee forced down his throat. He won the first game, 3 - 1. Though he didn't play again in the series, he did get his name on the Cup and on an inscribed watch that Stewart ordered for him as a token of thanks. But the bigger prize for Moore, by far, was his moment of fleeting glory."

The link to the article

posted by Howard_T at 11:04 PM on February 16, 2016

I knew about Moore and Patrick, but I'm hoping for a modern day equivalent. I guess the closest we got was (according to that article) in 2003 when the Vancouver goalie broke his wrist but finished the game.

posted by grum@work at 08:59 AM on February 17, 2016

I just love the fact that the NHL keeps a list of possible emergency goalies in each city, and I want to fake up some credentials so I can let the Red Wings win by 75 goals some day.

posted by Etrigan at 09:52 AM on February 17, 2016

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