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2013 MLB Season

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick_S, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    I have to say, since the first time since my childhood, it's good to see my Royals with a chance.. even a slight chance... of making a playoff run.
     
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    Matt,In western Michigan, the sports radio programs have been saying all year that Kansas City was their biggest concern (and not the Indians) as far as challenging Detroit for the division. Although the Tigers have that all but wrapped up, that second wild card is still out there for the taking. I didn't give Kansas City much of a chance a month or so ago, but I wouldn't mind seeing the Royals grab the second wild card.
     
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    It would be awesome to see KC and Pittsburgh make the playoffs in the same season!
     
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    Aaron,Remember back when Boston lost both Bailey and Hanrahan, and we were jokingly writing "Go Koji!" Well, I believe that he heard us. Uehara (4-0) has now retired the last thirty-four batters he has faced.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    So, effectively, he has pitched one perfect game and is now already an inning and a third on his way to bettering Johnny Vander Meer! :laugh:

    He is on some kind of run...
     
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    I done told you! Koji is the man. I like how excited he gets when he gets that big K.
     
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    Mike,

    An announcer I was listening to yesterday said almost the same thing (about the perfect game, not about Johnny Vander Meer).
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Well...it's all apples and oranges.

    But Vander Meer pitched back-to-back no hit games. Uehara is perfect through his last 31 batters. He would need 23 more batters to fall before getting to 54. That is certainly not likely.

    And, regardless, it still doesn't equate to back-to-back perfect games. But it certainly would be a "wow!"

    Fun Fact(s): Vander Meer's first of the two no-hitters (this was in 1938) was against the Boston Bees. The Braves changed their name to Bees for five seasons in the late '30s hoping it would help them shed a losing culture. Didn't work.

    His 2nd of the back-to-back no-hitters was against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field...and it was their first-ever night game under the lights there.
     
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    So I guess he's two-and-a-third innings on his way to bettering Vander Meer...sort of! :laugh:
     
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    One thing that I am sure of is that Uehara is way overdue for a cool nickname! Any ideas?

    For now, I'll just call him "Perfection."

    For now. . .
     
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    I thought the farewell ceremony for Mariano Rivera at Fenway Park was wonderful last night. And I really loved seeing him writing words on the wall in the bullpen and continuing to sign several autographs after the game was over. He is one class act and really will be missed. Echoing what one of the commentators said, I would really love to have that large card ('42') that was signed by all of the Red Sox players. ;)

    "Great ceremony. Great. Well done," Rivera said after a 9-2 Yankees loss in which he did not pitch. "Humbling. At the same time, I definitely appreciate what the Red Sox organization did. I will never forget that."

    And here is the message he wrote on the wall: "Mariano Rivera. Last to wear #42. Thank you for everything."

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    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/9678907/mariano-rivera-honored-boston-red-sox-last-game-fenway
     
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    $#%&* graffiti artist!


    :D


    That was pretty cool. And the #42 from the manual scoreboard was a brilliant thought.
     
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    An update on the "Frezon Master Plan:"


    Baltimore: Won 2 of 3
    ChiSox: Won 3 of 3
    Detroit: Won 2 of 3
    New York: Won 3 of 4
    Tampa Bay: Won 2 of 3
    New York: Won 3 of 3

    19 games down, 11 to go.

    If they can keep up my "two wins per series" "master plan," they could now finish the season with 100 wins! :D
     
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    Mike,And we're in the playoffs. Now let's get that division title and home-field throughout. :)
     
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    And we're there with the Dodgers...who clinched their division today.

    Nice to see Lackey so strong tonight. A 2-hit CG? Yeah, baby.
     
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    Mike,Well, since they've deviated from the 'Frezon Master Plan' ;) having lost two games at home to Baltimore, I no longer think this is likely. They would (now) have to go 7-1 in their last eight games (three at home and five on the road) and take a minimum of two-out-of-three at Baltimore. They did take two-out-of-three the last time they were at Camden Yards, but the Orioles are playing for their playoff lives right now and will be quite tough (I would think) down the stretch.

    I am hopeful that we will have the division locked up (perhaps tonight) during the Toronto series. Thankfully Boston is still playing for home-field. This could be a great motivator during the last eight games.
     
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    More importantly, Junior hit his first career home run last night! And he would've had *two* if the ump hadn't ruled that the throw was on the way to the mound before he rounded third and sent him back. . .

    :dancing-banana-04:
     

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