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    A bit belated, but......

    GO GIANTS!
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    I've gone all season and not thought about how awful the Rockies program is.
    I guess this Trevor Story kid is doing pretty good. We've got 2 guy in the top 4 or 5 in home runs and are like second in scoring...

    ... but our ERA and runs against are the worst in the league.

    I love baseball, but I hate seeing an organization who won't even try.

    Go Dodgers, I guess??

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    The Twins had one fucking all-star. HAD.

    And it's not like we have another good option at short stop.

    But hey, it's 2016, so maybe now Nunez will get a World Series ring.

    (It has been nice seeing them improve on their first half record - not that they had anywhere to go but up, but still...)


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    I haven't really been following baseball lately, but this caught my attention:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/wa...rows-to-third/
    Man! You have GOT to try a hit of this RANGE SUNSHINE!

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    I haven't really been following baseball lately, but this caught my attention:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/wa...rows-to-third/
    Yeah, it really sucked.
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    How much did you lose?
    Man! You have GOT to try a hit of this RANGE SUNSHINE!

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    How much did you lose?

    Nothing. I don't bet.

    What I totally fail to understand right now is what possessed the Giants to trade Matt Duffy, a beloved player, great hitter, and phenomenal 3rd baseman for a so-called "utility infielder" who can't even catch an easy ball at 3rd when the game depends on it. And who hasn't lived up to his hype with the bat, either. Sure, Duffy just got off the DL - but this new guy would be better ON the DL than on the field.

    Gotta be a front office decision - Bochy wouldn't be that dumb!
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Nothing. I don't bet.

    What I totally fail to understand right now is what possessed the Giants to trade Matt Duffy, a beloved player, great hitter, and phenomenal 3rd baseman for a so-called "utility infielder" who can't even catch an easy ball at 3rd when the game depends on it. And who hasn't lived up to his hype with the bat, either. Sure, Duffy just got off the DL - but this new guy would be better ON the DL than on the field.

    Gotta be a front office decision - Bochy wouldn't be that dumb!

    Nunez is a very fine shortstop, who can hit. Putting him at 3rd is a mistake.


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    Nunez is a very fine shortstop, who can hit. Putting him at 3rd is a mistake.


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    He hit well yesterday. Maybe things are turning around - we shall see...
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Odd few days. Ichiro hits 3,000, Ass-Rod is being let go, and now Brandon Crawford goes 7 for 8. Oh, and the Twins have gone 21-12, but they are still 7 games out of FOURTH!!!!
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    REDS have one of the best records in baseball since the all-star break
    , but are still 20 games out...Just for fun watch some Billy Hamilton highlights. He's the only thing making the REDS watchable...
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    Well the Twins have reverted to form. Sigh!

    Now I can't decide if I'd rather see the Cubs finally win the World Series again, or if I want to see David Ortiz hit a walk off home run in game 7 to finish his career.


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    I just wish the Giants would find a closer who doesn't give games away
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Yeah... sorry about that series in Colorado last week. We're not good for anything but hosing up other teams in the race.

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    I really hope TBS (or whoever it is) decides to air Vin Scully's last game next week.
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    GO GIANTS!!!!
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Wow...
    My sincerest condolences John. I was devastated and I'm only a casual Giants fan. What a monumental bullpen collapse.

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    Wow...
    My sincerest condolences John. I was devastated and I'm only a casual Giants fan. What a monumental bullpen collapse.

    -r

    Yeah. I dopn't understand why Boche put Lopez in when he did. Lopez is good sometimes, but he has a bad habit of folding under pressure.
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Yeah. I dopn't understand why Boche put Lopez in when he did. Lopez is good sometimes, but he has a bad habit of folding under pressure.

    Don't feel too bad. It's clearly the Cubs' year.


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    Don't feel too bad. It's clearly the Cubs' year.


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    We woulda beat them if we'd let Moore finish the game. The Giants are known for stuff like that.

    Very poor bullpen choices and performance this year.

    And this making decisions by pitch count is idiocy.
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????

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