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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #850 on: August 15, 2016, 09:22:42 AM »
The Cubs are now 6-7 this season against the Redbirds.  Carry on.

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #851 on: August 15, 2016, 02:48:03 PM »
The Cubs are now 6-7 this season against the Redbirds.  Carry on.

Oddly, most of those years the Cards were winning World Series, they usually had losing records to the Cubs.  I hope that is some sort of cosmic mirror imaging the baseball gods are cooking up.

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #852 on: August 16, 2016, 01:43:03 PM »
I was listening to a baseball podcast, and they talked about Mike Trout.  I suddenly remembered Tim Salmon, who also played for the Angels.  Which sent my mind down a silly slope.

Catfish Hunter
Kevin Bass (Astros mostly)
Gar Finnvold  (cup of coffee with the Red Sox)

I thought there was a MLB player named Pike but apparently not.  Anyone remember other fishy names? 
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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #853 on: August 16, 2016, 01:46:32 PM »
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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #854 on: August 16, 2016, 01:46:55 PM »
I was listening to a baseball podcast, and they talked about Mike Trout.  I suddenly remembered Tim Salmon, who also played for the Angels.  Which sent my mind down a silly slope.

Catfish Hunter
Kevin Bass (Astros mostly)
Gar Finnvold  (cup of coffee with the Red Sox)

I thought there was a MLB player named Pike but apparently not.  Anyone remember other fishy names?

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #855 on: August 16, 2016, 01:48:09 PM »
I was listening to a baseball podcast, and they talked about Mike Trout.  I suddenly remembered Tim Salmon, who also played for the Angels.  Which sent my mind down a silly slope.

Catfish Hunter
Kevin Bass (Astros mostly)
Gar Finnvold  (cup of coffee with the Red Sox)

I thought there was a MLB player named Pike but apparently not.  Anyone remember other fishy names?

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #856 on: August 16, 2016, 01:48:15 PM »
Kevin Bass.  He was an All-Star once, mid-80's I think.
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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #857 on: August 16, 2016, 01:49:30 PM »
The all-fish team:

C -- Steve Lake. Hey, you gotta catch the fish somewhere.

1B -- Randy Bass. Hit 238 home runs in the minor leagues, but never got much a chance in the majors. He went to Japan and became one of the greatest hitters in Japanese history, winning two Triple Crowns and hitting 54 home run season.


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2B -- Cod Myers. The Adam Kennedy of the 1880s.

3B -- Neal Finn. Nicknamed Mickey, he hailed from Brooklyn and played for the Dodgers and Phillies. He was an alternate on the 1932 Olympic bobsled team but died during the 1933 season following surgery on an ulcer.

SS -- Lip Pike. A star in the National Association, the first professional league, leading the circuit in home runs and RBIs in 1872. You gotta love that they kept track of baseball statistics in 1872.

IF -- Bobby Sturgeon. A shortstop and second baseman with the Cubs in the '40s, hit one career home run in 420 games.

OF -- Tim Salmon. Hit 299 career home runs, all with the Angels.

OF -- Kevin Bass. An NL All-Star with the Astros in 1986, when he hit .311 with 20 home runs.

OF -- George Haddock. Played from 1888 to 1894. Also pitched, giving our team some versatility. His nickname was "Gentleman George."

OF -- Johnny Gill. Had 3,141 hits in 23 minor league seasons and 79 in the majors. Nicknamed "Patcheye," although he didn't actually wear a patch.

OF/1B -- Mike Carp. Will lead the Mariners to the pennant in 2011 with a .309 average and 21 home runs the rest of the season.

P -- Catfish Hunter. Hall of Famer won 224 games.

P -- Dizzy Trout. Won 170 games, including 27 for the Tigers in 1944.

P -- Mudcat Grant. According to his 1959 Topps baseball card, he got his nickname from a teammate who thought he was from Mississippi, the Mudcat State.

P -- Steve Trout. Dizzy's son, but not as good. Nicknamed "Rainbow."

P -- Jay Hook. Lost 19 games for the expansion Mets in 1962.

P -- Marlin Stuart. Won 23 games, mostly as reliever, in the 1940s and '50s, and once led the AL with six errors.

P -- Art Herring. Also known as "Red." You can't make this stuff up.

P -- Brandon Puffer. Had 5.09 ERA over seasons from 2002-2005.

P -- Chris Ray. Our closer!

Manager: Lip Pike.

Team executive: Chub Feeney.

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #858 on: August 16, 2016, 10:01:48 PM »
Well done!
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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #859 on: August 17, 2016, 12:50:19 AM »
Well done!
Back in the early days, that kind of post would have made him an Internet God.

But a simple Google-Fu search shows it was a copy/paste ESPN article.

And he didn't even provide a link.

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #860 on: August 17, 2016, 08:18:48 AM »
Back in the early days, that kind of post would have made him an Internet God.

But a simple Google-Fu search shows it was a copy/paste ESPN article.

And he didn't even provide a link.

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #861 on: August 17, 2016, 08:39:26 AM »
Back in the early days, that kind of post would have made him an Internet God.

But a simple Google-Fu search shows it was a copy/paste ESPN article.

And he didn't even provide a link.

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Good God, get over yourself.  Of course I googled it. 

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Re: 2016 MLB Regular Season Thread
« Reply #862 on: August 17, 2016, 08:46:24 AM »
Good God, get over yourself.  Of course I googled it.
It was a joke. Settle down.

I was really just making fun of Tusk Til Dawn.
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