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  1. Check out the article I posted back on page one. tl;dr This game isn't usually on Fridays, and Friday is a conference game day for FlaSo so they couldn't play.
  2. The Fire are going with their regulars for this matchup. Manuel Mesa - CF Mike Taylor Jr. - RF Ivan Nunez - 3B Noah Strohl - 1B Abdel Guadalupe - DH Dan Valerio - LF Dominic Anagnos - 2B Willie Estrada - C Adam De La Cruz - SS Felix Dieguez - SP The SEU video stream appears to be password protected, which is a bummer. I haven't been able to find anywhere that mentions how to watch it.
  3. Don't we normally start a regular or two in the college exhibition? That's gotta be a little disappointing to Southeastern to just be facing a bunch of minor leaguers/futures players.
  4. Huh. Well, you can disregard everything I said there. Southeastern (NAIA) is apparently different from Nova Southeastern -- shows what I know. There are so many small schools playing baseball in the South... This article answers my question about why it's not Florida Southern this year -- https://www.theledger.com/sports/20180829/southeastern-to-play-detroit-tigers-in-spring-training-exhibition Southeastern is coming off of a 31-0 win last weekend, so I guess they're swinging the bat well. Their schedule page claims to have a Live Video feed for Friday's game; I'll believe that when I see it.
  5. Huh. I'll need to watch it again someday; I do normally enjoy Spielberg's movies. I saw it in the theater, but don't remember very much about it -- thought it was just okay. It's possible I was biased against Tom Cruise at the time or something.
  6. I thought A Quiet Place really excelled with its audio/visual tone -- effectively building suspense in the right places. I'll agree that the story was a little too simple -- it set things up only to immediately knock them down. As a spin on War of the Worlds and its ilk, I'll take it over Spielberg's redux from ~10 years ago. I thought both kids were very good. I didn't see Wonderstruck, so I haven't seen Millicent Simmonds before. Noah Jupe is great in Wonder, even though that's possibly the most manipulative/sentimental movie I've seen in a long time. Isle of Dogs + six-year olds -- Yeah, that's tough. It's definitely very funny, but there's also a fair amount of death (both human and dog) and fighting in it.
  7. Well, we hadn't had a blowout yet this series. Or maybe this will be another thrilling 10-9 game.
  8. Lynch has said that he's done with it, and he's 72 now, but never say never I guess. Some of the carrots may be addressed in The Final Dossier. I don't know if joy is exactly the word I would use for it. Nothing really approached the simple pleasures of S1 for me: - This must be where pies go when they die. - Smell those Douglas furs! - There was a fish in the percolator. - Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. But a lot of that has to do with the state of Cooper, I suppose.
  9. Assuming they want a reliever for the extra arm this almost has to be Barbato. (Does anyone else see a pirate when they hear this name?) I suppose if they want a long man, it could be Saupold. He just started on Tuesday and threw 45 pitches, so he'd potentially be okay for something over the next day or two. It'll be interesting to see if Mahtook is who comes back up ultimately. Krizan, Gerber, and Deuce (to a lesser extent) are all pounding loudly on the door. re: Norris -- How does that velocity/spin rate compare to what he had last year? When did the big dropoff occur? Per GameDay, it looks like he was mostly 90-92 with the fastball against Chicago last week, but only 89-90 last night.
  10. Apparently not. I just finished watching this on Blu-ray and like with most things Lynch, it's going to take me awhile to figure out what I think about it. As a whole, I enjoyed it. I was not expecting it to be so tightly coupled to both the original series and Fire Walk With Me. For anyone thinking about jumping into the deep end, I would absolutely recommend that you watch what came before first. Lynch is notorious for shooting a ton of footage and then cutting it down to movie length (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Fire Walk With Me all have upwards of 45 minutes of deleted scenes out there), but this is probably the first thing that felt like pure unedited Lynch to me, which is both good and bad. The pacing is much slower than the original show and a lot of stuff is left unresolved or mysterious. I'm about to read the 2nd companion book, which may help me better understand some of the events of the last few episodes. There are a lot of high points for me: But there are also some things I just don't understand:
  11. Mud Hens are pounding the pill again tonight. Krizan has raised his average to .700. Deuce with a 1B, 3B, & HR (grand slam). At least one more AB coming to try to hit the cycle.
  12. This is apparently why you don't move a game's start time up 6 hours, even with a couple days' warning. Well... it's time to get a bad closer performance here from Allen.
  13. Isn't this the big reason that Miller and Lord were replaced by Ron Howard and all of the reshoots happened? I seem to remember something about Ehrenreich being unwatchable in the very early going.
  14. Going to see this tonight. I don't see a lot of horror, but I make exceptions for top-notch stuff like Get Out or Cabin in the Woods. I saw this in the theater and it was a really interesting experience. The audience laughed a lot in places where it didn't seem appropriate at all. A child services officer falling down the stairs? Hilarious. I have to hope that everyone was just really uncomfortable with what was going on and awkward laughter was the only response they could think of. Otherwise, my faith in humanity has been diminished a bit. I agree that this is a fantastic movie. I've seen Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and the dark comedy The Death of Stalin recently. Both very good and very funny. If you've ever loved a dog, you should find something to like in the former. If you've ever wondered if Soviet death squads can be successfully played for laughs (answer: yes), then the latter is for you. I'm also going to see Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here this weekend. I'm expecting it to be brutal and beautiful, like all of Ramsay's work. This one got a lot of buzz at Cannes last year.
  15. Jason Krizan also had a monster night for Toledo last night -- 2 HR, 2 2B in 5 AB. He and Gerber are both making early cases for some of those OF and/or DH spots with the big club.
  16. On the bright side, that's apparently gone up from the 67% it was on Friday. Improvement! What do you mean the improvement's not statistically significant either?
  17. Dan was talking about Iglesias' defense on Sunday's broadcast. Apparently they've been trying to position him more toward the hole since he's weak to that side and let's an above-average number of balls through, but he's got some kind of mental block where he drifts back closer to 2nd no matter what they do.
  18. I almost went down to Target Field tonight because it's a VerDay, but this will have to do instead...
  19. I see flurries in the forecast for the afternoon/evening. They should have moved this game up to 1:00 like Chicago, then it would be a whole 3 degrees warmer.
  20. 5... and one of those is Bruce Rondon, after getting on the Tigers' team plane out of force of habit.
  21. Mike Lumley... how'd he even make the program? Same with Hudek for that matter. They never had any appearances for the Tigers, and Lumley's career just vanished after reaching AAA in 1993. Did we put the whole 40-man roster in the program back then? Also, I didn't know that our AA affiliate used to be in London, ON.
  22. Speaking of 6th (and 7th and 8th) starters... Artie Lewicki with a solid start for the Hens today: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K Apparently Saupold is going to start at Toledo, which I guess makes sense as they were expecting Norris to go down and join their rotation.
  23. A workmanlike game? I was trying to figure that out, too.
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