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Everything posted by Shinzaki

  1. i grew up watching he game in the 70's. Today's defense is less physical in terms of someone actually getting punched in the mouth but the athletes are far better and the intensity is greater. You don't see nearly as many open looks as you did back then and you seldom see an "uncontested" shot at the rim. In 1975 Tayshaun Prince doesn't make the block on Miller because he wouldn't have crossed mid court. Abdul Rauf was a very talented guard in college...I would not put him in Curry's class as a pro
  2. McCann...McCann...he's our man...if he can't do it...any number of the dozens of other catchers in organized baseball can
  3. McCancel those World Series tickets if he's catching....
  4. Apparently, hitting isn't the only aspect of his life where a lack of selectivity haunts him. Ex-Twins player Delmon Young's Facebook hacked, alleges hookers and booze issues | City Pages
  5. Let's not forget Gose . He shook that little Latin hot dog by the nape of his neck. A surprisingly high character move for a lazy, casual black player. Yes...I'm being facetious.
  6. Pictures of Lilly was a pretty decent song by the Who....but they weren't Asian.
  7. well...Avi has a reputation for liking the pork
  8. Shinzaki

    1987 ALCS

    I was at the last two games against the Jays...still have the ticket stub from the Sunday game. Possibly the most exhilarating weekend of baseball I've witnessed live. I was ambivalent about the Twins before that miserable end to a magical season. Now I hate them like the National Review hates Trump
  9. I can see there's no reasoning with you...when the shooting starts, I'll meet you at Antietam
  10. How is we play nine and bat eight simpler? That's arguably a bigger bastardization of the game than letting a professional stick hit for the professional arm. The majority of the south wanted to keep slavery...should they have picked too? I'm not willing to call for the use of violence to bring those NL rebels in line...but if I have to watch JV try to hit a pitch a few more times this year, I'll be tempted to take up arms. A civil war and baseball? Good luck keeping Ken Burns from making a documentary about this...
  11. We could accomplish the same thing with trapdoors and exploding bases....Screwing around with the simplest response to the widely held view that no one wants to see a pitcher hit isn't something I can get behind.
  12. I don't...my starter gets rocked for Six runs in an inning and a third...I want to yank him but if I do I'll either destroy my bullpen by PH for a RP in the middle of the order or I can concede defeat by letting a RP strike out in the middle of my order
  13. One year CBS had a 3-3 basketball tournament that ran concurrently with the NBA season. Each team had a current player, an retired player and a celebrity. The celebrity had to touch the ball each possession or it was a turn over. It...was....glorious.... DH in both leagues...the double switch isn't really that amazing of a strategic move. I think we'll survive without it
  14. Yes...his concussions gave area neurologists a ton of practical experience. Going to be hard to make that up.
  15. If Ilitch signs Davis when more useful...and cheaper...options like Cespedes and Fowler on the board. I will go back to college to get my PHD in Psych just so I can credibly recommend a 72 hour psych hold at a local hospital.
  16. Mike Marshall was a certifiable mutant. The run he had for four or five years in the 70's was incredible. Then he bounces back after a couple of down years and becomes the work horse again in his mid 30's....I almost mentioned him along with Campbell but I didn't think it would be fair to mention other species. I like the idea of having a guy or guys who can give you multiple innings in the pen. Love to see them use Boyd that way.
  17. Did not suggest nor state any thing of the kind....simply marvelling at the workload Campbell carried. It
  18. Bill Campbell pitched 317 innings in 147 games in a two year period with the Twins and Bosox. He went 31-14 with 51 saves. Then his arm pretty much fell off . He managed to hang around another decade or so, but he wasn't the same.
  19. Tug McGraw was pretty good....Mitch Williams was decent for a few..as was Willie Hernandez. You're right though...There really aren't a lot of great or even good LH closers....took me awhile to come up with another after Lyle.
  20. I like what Avila is doing...when DD set out to fix the bullpen he'd make one big $$$ signing, put his feet up on the desk and say "nailed it..." Avila is actually working to get this thing fixed with bona fide major league pitchers.
  21. When the legendary Earl Weaver ran the Orioles they did this. From the minute you hit the field in rookie ball to the end of your run, you did everything the same way. You ran the same drills in Bluefield that you ran in Rochester then Baltimore , were coached on how to run the bases, how to call Ron Luciano an a-hole...everything. Pitching, defense and three-run homers...it's the Oriole way.
  22. Joe Nathan....the Tigers answer to Dan Cleary
  23. There was so much talent on that first Stanley Cup team in 1997. People focus on the hits and his ability to agitate and they forget how good Konstantinov was with the puck. I see some of Federov in Athanasiou. Thanks to hockeystreams.com, I saw a lot of his games in Barrie with the Colts and with the Griffs. He's a natural goal scorer...give him a crease or angle and he'll get to the net and bury it.
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