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#21 weird-O

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:49 AM

Schoop and the Netherlands advance to the Semi Finals. So does Japan. 

USA & Puerto Rico play tonight. Both are 1-0 so far, in this round.  


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#22 Pickle20

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:51 AM

How can AJ be so clutch in the WBC, and such an absolute turd in the post season?

 

Really?

 

Postseason pitchers are a little bit better than the fringey pitchers he's been facing in the WBC.

 

Jones is what he is. Much like Flacco is what he is. Either run them out of town or just accept what they are.


Edited by Pickle20, 17 March 2017 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

Really?

 

Postseason pitchers are a little bit better than the fringey pitchers he's been facing in the WBC.

 

Jones is what he is. Much like Flacco is what he is. Either run them out of town or just accept what they are.

Fringey like Quintana, Volquez, Dempster, King Felix? 

Those are the types of pitchers he's faced in the post season. And this is a much bigger stage than early rounds of MLB playoffs, which is pretty much the extent of his playoff experience. I'm a Jones fan. IMO, he's a vital member of the team. Does that mean I can't critique him, or that he's above any sort of reproach?    


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

Fringey like Quintana, Volquez, Dempster, King Felix? 

Those are the types of pitchers he's faced in the post season. And this is a much bigger stage than early rounds of MLB playoffs, which is pretty much the extent of his playoff experience. I'm a Jones fan. IMO, he's a vital member of the team. Does that mean I can't critique him, or that he's above any sort of reproach?    

 

 

And what has he done against those pitchers? His heroics have come in the later part of games when he's facing BP guys from those countries. 


Edited by Pickle20, 17 March 2017 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

And what has he done against those pitchers? His heroics have come in the later part of games when he's facing BP guys from those countries. 

Most of those guys are also MLB pitchers. And more than that, they are the cream of the crop. The WBC doesn't load their rosters with Ryan Flaherty and TJ McFarland types. Especially in the bracket the US plays in. That's the strongest bracket in the tournament, because it's the bracket made up of those countries that export the best players in the world, to MLB. 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

Jones
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

Jones robbing Machado was great.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:32 AM

The end of tonight's game was the lamest thing I've ever witnessed in Sports.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:15 AM

The end of tonight's game was the lamest thing I've ever witnessed in Sports.

 

Dumbest rule ever.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:31 AM

That rule is coming to mlb, you can count on that


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

I don't know... I have a hard time seeing MLB actually doing that at the major league level.  But it wouldn't shock me I guess... it would make some sense... change the extra innings rules to something ridiculous to try to reduce game times, but continue to ignore the pitch clock, let pitchers step off the rubber a dozen times an inning, let batters call 3 or 4 timeouts per at-bat... all brilliant!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:13 AM

These games are on too late.

 

It's going to be hard to stay up for tonight's game and if the USA advances to the final, tomorrow's game.

 

The semi-final and final games should be played in Houston.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

That rule is coming to mlb, you can count on that

 

I'm pretty sure you're right.

 

Then they can ruin MLB for me the way they've ruined the NHL.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

I'm pretty sure you're right.

 

Then they can ruin MLB for me the way they've ruined the NHL.

I cut the cable cord last fall, and I haven't really found a solution for watching the O's. As the season approaches, I've been thinking about plugging back in to cable. But I think I'll ride it out. These new changes to the rules are taking away the integrity of the game. Plus, this team was dreadfully boring to watch last season. And since they're exactly the same team this year, I may just listen to the radio, or read about the games. 


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:03 AM

I'd love to cut the cord but I need my B1G, MASN and CSN.

 

Once we remodel the basement and I get a TV from this decade, I will look into alternative TV methods.

 

I have a FireStick, and it's great.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:02 AM

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#37 Pickle20

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:59 AM

I'm tired this morning but excited for tonight.

 

Let's bring home this title.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:10 AM

I'm tired this morning but excited for tonight.

 

Let's bring home this title.

Figures, the year I finally stop having cable, the US goes to the championship game  -_-


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:14 AM

Figures, the year I finally stop having cable, the US goes to the championship game  -_-

 

Just go to a bar to watch it and hope the game ends before the bar closes. 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

Just go to a bar to watch it and hope the game ends before the bar closes. 

You aren't kidding. The start time is the reason I haven't been going out to watch these west coast games this go round


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