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  1. Gebbeth

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    Fucking weak ass Posey. We are missing out on plays like this. Nowadays, it's like playing rec league softball.
     
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    I love the attire of the fans. Very SoCal at that time. T-shirts & working folks could afford a WS ticket then. Not so much now.

    Also, that was Game 1 and it was a weekend day game.

    I especially enjoy the old man in the blue tee shirt at 0:24 seconds flipping Oakland the middle finger.
     
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    I was working that day. Good friend got me a job working in the press box.

    It was definitely a Saturday game. The next day's game was the Mike Marshall-Herb Washington game, the only game the Dodgers won in that Series.
     
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    What a moron. With his celeb status and money, he'd have no problem finding "women." Why mess with a 13 year old girl? Truly is a sick fuck.
     
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    he should be fined whatever he has in the bank and have his contract revoked
    then tossed into gen pop so they can take care of it but that won't happen
    no way he can get away with this though
    how do people live w themselves?
    he might as well have kidnapped her and held her in his basement
    he truly needs to be made an example
    sick freak motherfucker
     
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    I used to be a hardcore death penalty supporter. Fifteen years ago, I softened to that and now I support hard time instead, as in dungeons with no natural light, no outside contact, etc. In other words, they'll beg for death instead of my dungeon.

    Since fatherhood kicked in however, my angle is different. I am still not in support of executions, but I support Hammurabi's Code 100%.

    So be it.
     
  7. Finski

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    Nice to see someone shithammer the Halos. That organization deserves every bad thing that befalls them ....
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    "Hey look, the Angels squandered another epic Mike Trout season"
    by Jonah Birenbaum

    https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1835042

    Trout, as you've surely heard by now, is done for the season.

    After being hampered by soreness for the past month, Trout - who last appeared in a game on Sept. 7 - will undergo season-ending surgery this week to address a condition called Morton's neuroma that causes pain in the ball of the foot.

    The most pressing question raised by Trout's injury is whether it'll hinder his chances of earning a third American League MVP Award. The quick-and-dirty answer? It might. But it shouldn't. And it probably won't.


    The only other viable contender in the American League is Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, and Trout has been the superior player in every conceivable way. Obviously, if Bregman goes completely bananas over the final two weeks of the season, things could change, but right now it's Trout's award. The only ostensible edge Bregman has on Trout is that his team is going to the playoffs, and no right-headed voter should allow that to dictate their decision. Trout shouldn't be penalized for the ineptitude of his teammates, nor should Bregman get extra credit for the excellence of his. Got it? Good.

    Even more distressing than the potential impact on his MVP candidacy is how frustratingly inconsequential Trout's injury is for the Angels, who are currently heading for a second straight fourth-place finish in the American League West and weren't more than five games above .500 at any point in 2019. If the Angels were fighting for a postseason berth, Trout would've tried to play through the pain, he said. As usual, they're not.

    Since Trout's debut in 2011, the Angels have made the playoffs just once despite the varied and persistent attempts to surround their superstar with a capable supporting cast. They've thrown money at free agents, from Albert Pujols to C.J. Wilson to Zack Cozart. They've traded prospects for All-Stars like Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton. They've spent on the international market, too, most notably landing two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani two winters ago. They even parted ways with longtime manager Mike Scioscia after last season as part of their ongoing attempt to wrest themselves from this seemingly interminable stretch of mediocrity. Nothing has worked.

    To his credit, Trout has never been fazed by the Angels' immutable suckiness. Amid all that frustration, he's cemented himself not only as the best player of his generation, but possibly as the greatest of all time. No player in history has accrued as many wins above replacement through his age-27 season as Trout, who is already the seventh-most valuable center fielder ever, according to FanGraphs. Since his first season as an everyday player, in 2012, Trout has been 43% more valuable than the game's second-most valuable player over that span, Buster Posey. Trout's career 1.000 OPS is eighth highest in the live-ball era, putting him right between Hank Greenberg and Manny Ramirez, while he's also a member of the highly exclusive .300/.400/.500 club.

    According to Trout himself, this season was his best. Before getting shut down, the 28-year-old hit .291/.438/.645 - his OBP and slugging percentage are both tops in the AL, and he leads the majors with an OPS+ of 184 - while managing a career-high 45 homers in 134 games. Meanwhile, he sits atop the FanGraphs leaderboard with 8.6 WAR, and the only player within one win of him, Christian Yelich, is also done for the year.

    Still, the Angels have only the lone postseason appearance to show for Trout's consistently Herculean efforts - they were swiftly bounced from the 2014 ALDS in three games - and they haven't even managed a winning record since 2015. Now, though, with another sensational (albeit abbreviated) season in the books for Trout, the team's inability to parlay his singular excellence into success is verging on historic.

    Since 1920, a position player has amassed at least 8.0 fWAR in a season without his team qualifying for the playoffs only 137 times, and Trout is now responsible - or, rather, the Angels are - for six of those campaigns. Los Angeles didn't play into October in either of his first two full seasons, when he accrued 10.1 and 10.2 fWAR, respectively, and the franchise subsequently squandered Trout's production in 2015 (9.3), 2016 (9.7), 2018 (9.7), and now 2019 (8.6). The only players to have more exemplary seasons wasted are Willie Mays, who played the majority of his career in an era that sent only one team from each league into the "postseason," as well as Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams, both of whom retired (and, in the former's case, died) before first League Championship Series was played in 1969.
     
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    Aka Mike trout is great but not a winner
     
  9. Finski

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    His team is 100% shit at the ownership level. I work with SEVEN former Angel employees - three worked for Autry decades ago, four for Moreno, and two worked for both. No gray area - Autry never won either, but his people adored him. Meanwhile, Arte is a primadonna bullshitter. Guy has zero game.

    Trout deserves better.
     
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    Hilarious how Joe Torre didn't allow the Mets to wear 9/11 hats because "we like to keep uniforms consistent" but he allows those pathetic players weekend uniforms and fugly designs on every holiday.
     
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    So at 24 years & 67 days old, Belli is the youngest player in NL history to hit 45 HRs in a season..surpassing Willie Mays, who was 24 yrs & 131 days old when he hit his 45th HR in 1955.

    Belli probably won't get to 50 and surpass Shawn Green, but Willie Mays is a pretty solid consolation prize
     
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    @Yankees
    Prior to tonight’s game, Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and placed on the Restricted List.


    Ouch!
     
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    Yeah, the Angels being terrible is in no way linked to Trout. He is the best player of a generation and he is being fucked by an inept FO. Now, I have no problem with the Angels sucking and am quite thrilled with the whole thing, but let's not blame Trout for this. The dude plays one position out of 9 and can only do so much on daily basis.
     
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    Related. Pete Alonso is older than Cody
     
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    his fault for being an angel
    should have demanded a trade to the dodgers
     
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    Dude smacked his wife in front of an MLB official.
     
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    He's trolling
     
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    Agree with most. However, now comes the most important question..why re-sign and stay with that inept org? Loyalty? Evading the pressure of winning? Or is he just dumb? The latter is likely in a general sense, but maybe all of the above are the culprit here?

    Regardless, in this era of player movement, if a superstar never finds himself on a team that's in a position to win big, the player has to take some responsibility. How much responsibility? That's up for debate. But definitely some because free agency can be the cure. Now, if an Arenado wants to hit it big and grab the bag when his inept org offers it up, that's understandable because it was his 1st big contract, but Trout had already signed a major extension, so he was fine.

    Ultimately, I hope fans aren't going to give Trout some badge of honor for staying in a shitty situation and labeling it " loyalty ". Not in this era. That would've flown 30-40 years ago, but not now. Take control of your destiny and find a better situation.
     
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    that's been their best pitcher by far...sure uncle Joe will find a way to keep him in the playoffs
     
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    Take your pick, bitch...








     
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