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PostPosted: Wed 5/31/17 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strickland is a wuss! Did you notice Buster stayed out of the fray - and what would be up with retaliation for something that happened 3 years ago - it was dumb!
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PostPosted: Fri 8/25/17 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess after yesterday's brawl in Detroit, this thread is due for a bump!

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PostPosted: Fri 8/25/17 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The AL seems to get most of the good fights. Cabrera was way out of line!
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PostPosted: Tue 9/5/17 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of things I wanted to post about here. Both of them have to do with the Red Sox and Yankes. One is something I just heard about and more serious than the other. That is, the Sox have been stealing signs through Apple Watch! Article from USA Today

I bet they did not foresee that in 1951? Lol

The other is the minor tiff that CC Sabathia was in about the Red Sox bunting for base hits against him to take advantage of his knee. I thought it was funny though, that he was criticized for criticizing. Article from New York Post

The funny part was when Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice responded that CC should "lose weight" instead of complaining. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri 9/8/17 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry it took me a couple of days to respond, Cath. I do indeed agree, as technology advances, the means of stealing signs get more sophisticated!
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PostPosted: Sat 9/16/17 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Red Sox and Yankees have both been fined.
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PostPosted: Thu 10/5/17 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now have you heard that mlb is investigating the Diamondbacks after last night's game? Article from Sports Illustrated
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PostPosted: Sat 10/7/17 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the Diamondbacks actually did get fined for that!
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PostPosted: Fri 4/13/18 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the first one for this thread this year. In Wednesday's Padres-Rockies game in Coors Field, Nolan Arenado charged the mound against Luis Perdomo after a behind-the-back pitch. Fines are being handed down!
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PostPosted: Mon 5/7/18 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've also had a Red Sox-Yankees skirmish so far.
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PostPosted: Wed 5/30/18 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about that hot topic of Anthony Rizzo's slide into Pirates catcher Elias Diaz - disagreement between Cubs manager and MLB's Joe Torre, about whether it was legal or not. Article from Associated Press
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PostPosted: Thu 5/31/18 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny, my brothers and I were all talking about this. It's so clear Rizzo was wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun 7/22/18 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure this did not go unnoticed by anyone else here Smile but there was some tension in the dugout between Stephen and his teammate Max Scherzer on Friday. He (Stephen) had just come off the DL and had a bad start against Atlanta.

Not sure what the tiff was all about but supposedly the guys straightened things out and made up. Link from mlb.com

I feel bad for Nationals fans this year.
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PostPosted: Mon 4/8/19 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess we can bump this one up for this current season. Linda & Sunny, did you see the Reds-Pirates brouhaha yesterday? Your former right fielder was right in the middle of it! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 4/9/19 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, yes. Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended for five games, and YP for two.
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PostPosted: Thu 4/11/19 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one thing I don't miss about him, lol!
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