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About IdahoBert

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  • Birthday 01/27/1952

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    Boise, Idaho

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    Tigers, German Idealism, Lacan, Vedanta

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  1. IdahoBert

    6/22 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians

    Reality sucks.
  2. IdahoBert

    Off day thread for two off days in four days

    https://www.mlb.com/news/maggie-ohara-first-woman-in-tigers-analytics/c-282295048 This is a really interesting article on the career path of an analytics professional for the Tigers.
  3. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    I miss @FakeLeyland
  4. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    Those poor Baudelaire twins. Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night's sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too. — Lemony Snicket
  5. IdahoBert

    Off day thread for two off days in four days

    Oh I wish they kept him for sure. But I also understand why they didn’t. The Red Sox too were very concerned about his physical condition. But they are used to big expenditures, can absorb them, and they are not rebuilding. The Tigers however made an all or nothing decision to rebuild and giving a player with an up-and-down physical history a $110 million contract (and I assumed it would be considerably more) for five plus years was in direct opposition to that plan. That was the old way of doing business and they chose to stop doing business that way. At least for an indeterminate period. As a fan I wish it were a more nuanced approach but I also get the reasoning.
  6. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    My hunch was right, but it wasn’t an error, it was getting beat out right. Heck.
  7. IdahoBert

    Off day thread for two off days in four days

    Yes it’s been futile playing the Cleveland Indians these last three years. In that time this team has collected a lot of bumps and scrapes and stains and boo-boos etc. I think they’re due to win two of these three games. By the law of averages they can’t suck all the time against this team even when the games take place in the Tribe’s home ball park.
  8. IdahoBert

    Off day thread for two off days in four days

    He still injury prone. I am certainly not rooting for anything to happen to him because I really love the guy, but it’s generally hard for him to get through an entire season without missing 4 to 6 weeks. He did that once with us.
  9. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    They could’ve pulled Fulmer And put in Victor when the bases were loaded, but even Victor is less likely to get a hit than he is to ground into a triple play, even though there are already two outs.
  10. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    Guess it’s rally goose time.
  11. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    Bases-loaded with a pitcher you don’t want to pull at bat with two outs. Rarely “the most exciting moment baseball.”
  12. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    This game is too close for comfort. One misplay could change the entire complexion of the game almost instantly.
  13. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    They do that for Broadway shows, not free but discounted. They probably wouldn’t do that because everybody would wait till the last moment.
  14. IdahoBert

    6/20 @12:35 Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds

    If Fulmer had run fast enough to pull a muscle he might’ve actually been safe on that bunt.
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