GAME THREAD DODGERS/REDS

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Sep 9, 2018.

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series prediction/odds...

  1. wood goes >4 innings (38.7%)

    25.0%
  2. ryu goes >5 innings (41.3%)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. kershaw goes >6 innings (49.1%)

    50.0%
  4. bellinger looks like he's never played baseball (67.9%)

    50.0%
  5. grandal complains about called strike (100.0%)

    62.5%
  6. barnes goes 0-4 w/ 4 k's (88.2%)

    75.0%
  7. mehchado continues to get himself out (99.4%)

    37.5%
  8. verdugo gets >1 at bat (17.4%)

    50.0%
  9. muncy gains >15 pounds (31.3%)

    25.0%
  10. we get swept (50.0%)

    37.5%
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  1. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    Talked a guy the other day who had a cup of coffee with the Expos back in the day and is now scouting for the Red Sox. He said, "what do you think of this launch angle shit? I remember when they called it an upper cut and it wasn't considered sound fundamentals."
     
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    Baseball coach at school went to Bosco with Dennis Lamp. Lamp lives in OC now and comes to games sometimes. He called the shift & pitch counts "pussyball"

    Got a nice ring to it.
     
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    Pitch count thing brings to mind a conversation I had with a former college teammate who played on the championship '80 Phillies. Later he was a pitching coach in the Phils' organization. He said pitchers would come into the dugout asking about their pitch counts. He tell them they had far fewer pitches than they had actually thrown. He said the young pitchers were so dialed into pitch counts it affected how they pitched. Needless to say he wasn't a fan of pitch counts.

    Not saying pitch counts don't have their place in the game, but an over dependence on them has led to a pussification (couldn't think of another term) of today's pitchers, especially starters.
     
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    You mention Bosco. A Fresno St alum and renowned blood sucker (civil attorney) recently had the football field named after him (Brian Panish).
     
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    So here is an interesting tidbit (at least to me) that no team has ever won a WS having lost every game of a season series against an opponent. This was the the 1st win against the Reds. Whew that was close so there's still a chance!! :D:D:D
     
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    Sadly, I know of whom you speak. Never met him, heard good & bad alike, but my best man is a top attorney, and one of the few who tangled with Panish and didn't lose (he didn't win either, but that's law for you). My buddy wishes Panish were six feet under.

    Side note - the actual person who kicked in the most coin to build that stadium wound up getting his & the wife's name on the visiting grandstands instead of the field. The fury over who got what name where is still resulting in screaming and yelling. What a goat rodeo over there. Great teams, yes? Peace and joy? Not so much.
     
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    Our recently shit-canned coach at Fresno (Tim DeRuyter) was a Bosco alum. So thanks for nothing there.

    I've got quite an array of attorney friends. One is a Panish-like blood sucker, but a great civil attorney. Another is a clone of Paul Newman's character in The Verdict, complete with the bottle (or more likely a bag of weed) in his desk drawer. Another is a recently retired public defender who has been either pickled or baked since high school.

    The civil attorney is one of the quickest witted people I know. Was in Fresno's Catholic hospital checking out a donor wall. I called him and asked where the hell his name was on this wall. He said, "we don't put money into that place. We take money out of it." Spoken like a true blood sucker.
     
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