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    Default Things that Rod Allen will say in 2014




    This thread is for predicting what Rod Allen will say about the new Tigers or anything else in 2014. I'll start.

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    "I was talking with hitting coach Wally Joyner today around the batting cage".......................................

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    He's a special player.
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    Go on with your bad self, Rajai!
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    Miguel just looks so much more comfortable over there at 1B. Not a knock against Prince but that's where wants to be. He won't tell you that but we all know....

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    Cast-eh-annos.

    Everyone. Will mess it up. All the time.

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    I think he's going to talk about Dave Clark a lot. Just read his bio and he was a golden gloves boxer so you can bet that's going to come up quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefunk View Post
    Cast-eh-annos.

    Everyone. Will mess it up. All the time.

    Nick articulates the LL's.
    Hard to believe a old pro like Impemba never checked and he pronounced it no 'L's, but I did hear JL (who you think should have known) call him Cas tel lan ose after his call-up so I'm just still confused till I hear Nick pronounce it himself.....
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    "STOP IT RAJAI!"

    After Davis takes a horrible route to a ball and has to dive.

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    "You can't teach speed."
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    "In many ways, Mario, WAR supersedes the functionality of the collective OPS+ amongst the Tigers starting outfield. In other words, in no way should any player bunt, ever."
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    Quote Originally Posted by apabruce View Post
    "You can't teach speed."
    This, along with "speed never goes in a slump" and "stop it, Miguel" will be by far the top three uttered phrases this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    "In many ways, Mario, WAR supersedes the functionality of the collective OPS+ amongst the Tigers starting outfield. In other words, in no way should any player bunt, ever."
    The "Things that Rod Allen will never say" thread is 2 doors down on the right.
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    ".... since Brian Hunter"
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    I think the theme all year will be that the Tigers are better built for the playoffs b/c they improved their defense and base running and probably their bullpen too. Plus, they'll still have power pitching in JV, Scherzer and Sanchez and traditional commentators think that power pitching wins in the playoffs too, so that will be talked about as well. That's what I'm anticipating more than anything. I have no idea if they are better built for the playoffs, but I think that will be talked about by Rod a lot.

    They also added gritty guys like Kinsler and Lombardozzi who are supposedly really good in the clubhouse and one of the fastest players in baseball in Rajai Davis, so all of that adds a ton of talking points. Nathan owned the Tigers his whole career, so he'll probably talk about how the Tigers got tired of losing to him so they went out and signed him or something to that effect.

    Edit: Oh, and how can I forget about Ausmus? Rod and Mario will mention that he graduated from Columbia close to 100 times this year. They'll make comments about his good looks every so often too. They'll also mention how much he'll help Avila every other game.

    I look forward to Rod talking about shifts and defensive positioning and trying the explain Matt Martin's role too. That will be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drownwithyou View Post
    "STOP IT RAJAI!"

    After Davis takes a horrible route to a ball and has to dive.
    in game 1.
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    What are the things you would like him to say?
    "And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force."

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    "You know Mario...Mr. Davis' career <Insert advanced metric here> is much better than any other player that was available for what the Tigers signed him for."

    ....crickets from the people watching...he does it 20 times more and they simply turn the channel. Oh well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottwood View Post
    I think the theme all year will be that the Tigers are better built for the playoffs b/c they improved their defense and base running and probably their bullpen too. Plus, they'll still have power pitching in JV, Scherzer and Sanchez and traditional commentators think that power pitching wins in the playoffs too, so that will be talked about as well. That's what I'm anticipating more than anything. I have no idea if they are better built for the playoffs, but I think that will be talked about by Rod a lot.

    They also added gritty guys like Kinsler and Lombardozzi who are supposedly really good in the clubhouse and one of the fastest players in baseball in Rajai Davis, so all of that adds a ton of talking points. Nathan owned the Tigers his whole career, so he'll probably talk about how the Tigers got tired of losing to him so they went out and signed him or something to that effect.

    Edit: Oh, and how can I forget about Ausmus? Rod and Mario will mention that he graduated from Columbia close to 100 times this year. They'll make comments about his good looks every so often too. They'll also mention how much he'll help Avila every other game.

    I look forward to Rod talking about shifts and defensive positioning and trying the explain Matt Martin's role too. That will be fun.
    I think Rod would excel at talking shifts. He knows the mechanics of the game. People think because he doesn't talk sabremetrics he's not very bright, but I find his analysis on the actual mechanics of the game to be better than most commentators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Brian_K View Post
    "You know Mario...Mr. Davis' career xFIP is much better than any other player that was available for what the Tigers signed him for."

    ....crickets from the people watching...he does it 20 times more and they simply turn the channel. Oh well.
    Is Davis going to be in the bullpen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Bombers View Post
    Is Davis going to be in the bullpen?
    I'm guessing the people changing the channel are doing so because using a pitching stat for an outfielder is bonkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drownwithyou View Post
    I'm guessing the people changing the channel are doing so because using a pitching stat for an outfielder is bonkers.
    If Davis comes in to pitch, I don't think too many people would change the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Bombers View Post
    I think Rod would excel at talking shifts. He knows the mechanics of the game. People think because he doesn't talk sabremetrics he's not very bright, but I find his analysis on the actual mechanics of the game to be better than most commentators.
    I agree he is pretty good at describing the mechanics of the game. If he would stick mostly to that, he'd be a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antrat View Post
    "I'm tired of drinking the kool-aid......this team just ****ing sucks ***!"
    This is the Rod Allen thread. Not the Mario Impemba thread.
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    Geez, I don't even get the broadcasts but I know this one, just from hanging around with you buttheads: "I was talking to Rajai in the batting cage today".

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    Quote Originally Posted by roarintiger1 View Post
    "I was talking with hitting coach Wally Joyner today around the batting cage".......................................
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    Mario, I think its finally time I told you why they call me Rod.
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    At least we won't hear "The Art of Pitching/Stealing/Bunting/Hit n Run" etc etc etc
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    I really enjoy Rod's style, and yes Dave Clark's name will come up often. Rod in the past, on many occasions, has praised Clarks "knowlege of the game".
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