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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2018, 11:01:48 AM »
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2018, 10:30:19 AM »
this from 2012.  Still hilarious.

https://www.sbnation.com/2012/8/7/3226043/houston-astros-bad-play-oh-man-what-is-this-i-dont-even

do not - I repeat, DO NOT - read point #3 while drinking anything
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2018, 10:18:39 AM »
Jesus, those Astros. So used to seeing them as a basement team. Really awesome to see they've become a dominator.

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2018, 10:30:43 AM »
Jesus, those Astros. So used to seeing them as a basement team. Really awesome to see they've become a dominator.

They sucked from 2010-2014 or so.  They unexpectedly made the playoffs in 2015, a year or so ahead of schedule, so when they didn't make it in 2016, people thought it was a disappointment.  But they built smart, and they did it without some of the top draft picks (Mark Appel, anyone?) but by drafting really well below the first round.

That said, I've been an Astros fan long enough that I can still name most of the '81-'82-'83 starting lineup....
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2018, 10:34:40 AM »
Jose Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz...

My dad took us to several Astros games back in the very early 80s. Usually when they were playing the Pirates, for a reason I can't recall (might have just been timing).

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
my favorite note from today's HoF induction articles, about Vlad Guerrero

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He is one of nine players with a career batting average of .315 and a slugging percentage of .550. Of the other eight, seven are in the Hall of Fame (a list that includes Babe Ruth and Ted Williams). The other is still active (Miguel Cabrera).
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2018, 09:09:12 PM »
That's just sick.  And he would swing at anything.
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 28, 2018, 05:02:51 AM »
That's just sick.  And he would swing at anything.

favorite anecdote to illustrate that:  he hit a double once on a pitch that bounced.
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 28, 2018, 05:29:15 AM »
That's just sick.  And he would swing at anything.

favorite anecdote to illustrate that:  he hit a double once on a pitch that bounced.

I was thinking of that same at bat.
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2018, 09:50:23 PM »
Ohhhhh, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck
 if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
And how many peppers could a picker pick
 if Peter Piper could?
And down by the seashore
 how many shells could a shell seller sell?
If you can sing this funny songggg,
 you're doing very well!
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