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  1. Finski

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    Walk it off, girlies!
    - freshman football coach, at any given practice, 1979
     
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    Its not the customer who has to seize the product but the product must first seize the customer by turning him on.
    Without the product seizing the customer the product has no place in the market.
    When the product feels entitled to its market share the customers is turned off.
     
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    It’s more than the continued futility of the A’s. Oakland has been abandoned by the Raiders (after being screwed by them before, twice) and the Warriors left after finally achieving some success.

    I think they’re tired of being jerked around. They always seem like pawns to be used to get bigger, shinier toys.

    Anyone who has been to Oakland or the East Bay for that matter knows this is not a major league team environment. Even the residents seem to realize this now, and don’t really care. There are a hell of a lot more important issues they need to take care of now.
     
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    Yeah ... Like the city using a poop app to help visitors avoid human excrement ... Oh wait. That's Frisco ...

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    Oakland should rebrand themselves in a way that views San Francisco as the ghetto wasteland on the other side of the bridge to Oaklands classic old school ghetto emeritus status.

     
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    or just refer to them the bay area’s west hollywood
     
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    Because Angel Hernandez sucks donkey balls ....

    https://nypost.com/2022/04/25/phillies-fan-confronts-angel-hernandez-in-parking-lot/

    Looks like Angel Hernandez will maintain his reputation as MLB’s worst umpire.

    Hernandez was behind the plate Sunday night for a Phillies-Brewers matchup and blew repeated calls – much to the chagrin of players and fans alike.

    The 60-year-old missed 19 calls, including calling a strike for a pitch that missed the the box by a season-high 6.47 inches. According to Umpire Auditor, Hernandez’s correct percentage stood at a measly 85.3 percent.

    One Phillies fan wanted to speak his mind to Hernandez after the game and waited for him in the parking lot.

    When Hernandez drove by, the furious fan shouted toward the umpire’s car. “Angel Hernandez you stink,” he yelled. “I don’t like you.” Hernandez simply responded with a smile as he drove away.

    During Sunday’s brutal game, both teams repeatedly complained about Hernandez’s calls. Kyle Schwarber was ejected in the ninth inning for going off on the ump after yet another terrible one.

    The left fielder threw his bat and helmet after being called out, confronted Hernandez over his judgement and stormed back to the dugout. Schwarber returned once more to remind Hernandez of what a terrible job he was doing before leaving the game.

    “Everyone kind of saw what was going on,” Schwarber said. “I’m not here to bury anyone, but that wasn’t very good. You wish that, I don’t know how to really say it, it just wasn’t very good.”

    ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst David Cone chipped in on the broadcast to agree with Schwarber’s frustrations. “I’m surprised it took this long for somebody to have that kind of an outburst,” he said.
     
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    yeah, saw this on twitter earlier

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    I'm a little disappointed in that Philly fan. The best that guy could come up with is "you stink"?
     
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    lol
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    The guy must hate himself to bring such abuse on his own ineptitude with such joy.
     
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    I predict his name will become synonymous with bad calls. Not everyone will get this reference, but just like "You Bundy'd that book," soon when an ump screws up, he's gonna hear, "You really Angel'd that call."
     
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    It’s incredible how influential a baseball ump can be. I can’t think of any sport where one non-player/non-coach can single handedly make or break a game.

    Think about it. The home plate umpire can be the difference between a pitcher giving up 10 runs or pitching a no-hitter.

    And there is a viable and reliable solution that is not being implemented because of “tradition”.

    Fernandez is the living embodiment of how badly a tradition can be. Baseball has always had this problem. Its failure to address “tradition” problems over the decades is perhaps a reason why everyone is wringing their hands over the future is the game.
     
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    ToMAYto, toMAHto. Hernandez, Fernandez. Same difference.

    Little racist. :poke: But good point. Baseball can fix this, and should.
     
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    great
    • It sounds like Andrew Heaney could be out a little bit longer than initially thought. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke about him before the game on Wednesday afternoon and said they wanted to play it safe. Heaney has yet to pick up a baseball since being placed on the injured list with shoulder discomfort.
     
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    pujols 2.0?:duck:
    • The Mets have designated struggling infielder Robinson Cano for assignment.Cano, 39, is owed $44,703,297 by the Mets from the remainder of the $240 million, 10-year contract he signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2013. Through 43 plate appearances this season, he is hitting just .195 with one home run, three RBIs and a .501 OPS. He has appeared in 12 of 23 games, starting six at second base and five at designated hitter.
     
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    Dodgers Farm System Roundup for April 2022
    by Tim Rogers | Dodgers Nation — 6 hours ago

    April 2022 brought the beginning of the minor league seasons for all the Dodgers affiliate teams. It’s been a great month to be able to try and follow all the action as each of the four teams is loaded with excellent prospects. This article will take a look at some of the highlights from the past month.

    Player Spotlights

    At both Dodgers Nation and Dodgers 2080, we like to shine the spotlight on some of the more known prospects, but bringing you information about some prospects that you may not have heard of is something we enjoy. One player that you probably have not heard of is young shortstop Rayne Doncon. He has now appeared on some of the top prospect lists and we took a deeper look at him. Another prospect we took another look at was Michael Grove. He seems to have taken a huge step in his progress and is doing well at Double-A Tulsa. He does seem to still be on some limits as he’s started four games but with only 12.1 innings pitched. However, in those innings, he has struck out 18 batters.

    The Double-A Drillers team is loaded with an amazing bullpen. We wrote about them and how it would not be a surprise to see one or two of them in the Major Leagues this season. Keep your eyes on Mark Washington as he continues to excel.

    There were also some hitters getting off to a great start. Ryan Noda, Michael Busch, Damon Keith, Andy Pages, and Jose Ramos continue to hit well and now some other players are starting to get hot. We will look at some of those other hitters soon. We also took a look at all the excellent prospects on the Single-A Quakes roster, led by the Dodgers’ number one prospect, Diego Cartaya.



    Player News

    Some players made news during the month. Bobby Miller made his debut at Dodger Stadium at the last pre-season game of the year and made quite an impression. The first batter he faced was the great Shohei Ohtani and he struck him out.

    Well over a year ago we predicted great things for Ryan Pepiot and we were giving him some exposure, early, in what should have been the 2020 season. Now, he has made the top 100 for MLB Pipeline. Pepiot is off to an excellent start at Triple-A. Don’t be surprised to see him in LA in 2022.

    Kyle Hurt, a right-handed pitcher at High-A Great Lakes, was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. Hurt is a very hard-throwing pitcher who was drafted by the Marlins in 2020. He was acquired with Alex Vesia before the 2021 season. It looks like this could end up being another Andrew Friedman steal.

    Darien Nunez

    Last season, Darien Nunez made his Major League debut after a three-year journey from Cuba to the United States. Despite a pretty good spring training, he did not make the Opening Day roster. He got off to a very good start at Triple-A but then had to have Tommy John surgery. Around the same time, the Dodgers designated him for assignment, released him, signed with the Giants, then was released again. I don’t know the details but it was a very rough week for a really good guy. Best of luck, Darien.

    Mark Kertenian

    Many of you have not heard of Mark Kertenian, but he has been a big part of the Dodgers development process for the last few seasons. He was the manager of the 2019 Quakes but has now fallen on hard times. Now he has a Functional Neurological Disorder and needs our help. Here is a link to the Go Fund Me page. A lot of money has been raised but more is needed.

    The Draft

    There was some news about the 2022 draft as it was announced that it would be from July 17-19. Dave Roberts also had some thoughts about the reduction down to 20 rounds. Next season we will see some of those players on the field. The 2021 draft might be an all-timer as Maddux Bruns, Nick Nastrini and Pete Heubeck have already reached to top 30. Many are contributing to their teams and playing key roles.



    Final Thoughts

    Some of the top prospects got off to a slow start, but they are starting to heat up. The Double-A Drillers are really loaded in all areas so watch them when you can. As I’ve stated before, this organization is loaded and the Dodgers Player Development staff is continuing to be a strength of the organization.

    For more in-depth prospect coverage check out Dodgers 2080’s website, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

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    ^ actually, more like jt or muncy

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    Bumgarner tossed in the first inning today. What a shithead. Classic!
     
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