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Title: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 19, 2018, 10:10:38 AM
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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 19, 2018, 10:22:56 AM
Thanks, Chuck!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on May 20, 2018, 09:11:42 AM
YAY!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 10:34:03 AM

I missed page 500!   :(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 11:06:06 AM

Fritz, yes, as you said, I was happy for my Dodger boys to have two wins in one day!
Especially since we have not done at all well against Arizona and then the Nationals
just swept the D'Backs. Maybe the rainy weather and delays brought back bad thoughts
for DC from last years play-offs when bad weather was happening there. Speaking of the
weather, is it really going to be 84° there today?

That gato grande sandwich you had yesterday sounds delicious!  I've never heard of that,
but doesn't it mean big cat?

I do root for the Nationals in your division, except when, well you know...
But I just cannot call them the Nats. I have to say Nationals or DC.

Jonn and Fritz are KC/DC.




Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 20, 2018, 11:07:44 AM
Yep! And yes, it means big cat. Very tasty!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 20, 2018, 11:10:56 AM
The team was referred to locally as the Nats even back when they were the Senators.

I can remember that in the local papers.

The first major league game I ever saw was in 1964 at then new DC Stadium, watching the Senators play the Twins, which were once the Senators before they moved to Minnesota. We were 17 busloads of teenagers from Louisiana heading up to see the World's Fair in NYC, then on to a church youth group convention at Notre Dame, the first time I saw that campus and was immediately smitten.

The first minor league game I ever saw was sometime in the 50's, watching the New Orleans Pelicans play the Chattanooga Lookouts in the old Southern Association. Saw that one along with our Cub Scout pack.



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 20, 2018, 11:13:49 AM
It's supposed to reach 85° today, and it's already sunny, warm and humid.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 11:29:26 AM
^^^

The Dodgers should feel at home, then!    ;D

Although we've been having lovely mild and overcast days this weekend.
A lovely 64° right now!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 11:30:05 AM
Yep! And yes, it means big cat. Very tasty!

But I wonder why it's called that if it's a chicken sandwich?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 20, 2018, 11:42:13 AM
But I wonder why it's called that if it's a chicken sandwich?

Probably because of the name of the restaurant. Most of the meals have names derived from cats.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 11:49:53 AM
The first major league game I ever saw was in 1964 at then new DC Stadium, watching the Senators play the Twins, which were once the Senators before they moved to Minnesota. We were 17 busloads of teenagers from Louisiana heading up to see the World's Fair in NYC, then on to a church youth group convention at Notre Dame, the first time I saw that campus and was immediately smitten.

The first minor league game I ever saw was sometime in the 50's, watching the New Orleans Pelicans play the Chattanooga Lookouts in the old Southern Association. Saw that one along with our Cub Scout pack.

What a trip, Fritz!  Visits to DC and a ball game!  The NY World's Fair and Notre Dame, too!

I love those baseball team names--like the Chattanooga Lookouts.  I've been re-watching the Ken Burns
documentary series Baseball again and they have segments where many of those minor league team
names are mentioned and some are quite amusing.

A rather current minor league team name I find fascinating is the Albuquerque Isotopes!
They were founded in 2003 and the origin of the name came from The Simpsons, where
an episode featured the Springfield Isotopes.

Where I grew up the closest minor league team was the Utica Blue Sox. I always thought
an MLB team should be named that because then you'd have the Red, White & Blue Sox!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 20, 2018, 03:58:40 PM

I thought the Dodgers - Nationals game was on at 1:30 today. Well, it was on the East coast,
so I missed it. All the websites with MLB info all have Eastern times. I forgot about that.

Sorry Fritz!  You have San Diego next and then Miami, so hopefully you can do some good with those teams!

Jonn is probably shouting "Damn Yankees" now.

We're back home to play San Diego tomorrow and then the Rockies. We play the Rockies 6 times in the next 10 days.
In between we play the Rockys.  I mean Phillies.  ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 20, 2018, 04:40:07 PM
Yep, you can't win 'em all!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 20, 2018, 04:43:44 PM
I missed page 500!   :(
You gotta get up pretty EARLY in the morning to get ahead of ME, Lyle!! hhahaahaha.....I figured it was a fluke, so thought I better post QUICK!!
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 20, 2018, 04:44:57 PM
You're right!! DAMNED YANKEES anyway!!  >:( >:( >:(

this is the last time they'll play each other in KC this season.....ho-hum!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 20, 2018, 04:45:37 PM
I listened to most of the game on the radio, rare for me, but I was running to and fro today....too much to get done!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 22, 2018, 11:13:18 AM

One of the Dodger's relief pitchers they got from your Royals, Jonn.  Scott Alexander.

I'm beginning to think the Dodgers are spooked playing at their home ballpark in front of their fans this year.
Of course I don't know this for a fact, and how can you prove such a thing, but they have an awful record at
their home stadium this year and usually teams have their best records at home.  Last night we played the
Rockies and the Dodgers weren't hitting the ball at all. They managed one run in the 5th and the Rockies got
one in the 6th. After a tie score for two innings the Rockies got a run which turned out to be the winning run,
but they got it because the Dodgers made THREE errors, practically all at once. WTF's up with that!  The run
would not have scored if they'd only made TWO errors. I haven't heard that the fans are booing the team or
anything; maybe the team is still spooked by that 7th game WS loss, I don't know, but they need to win at
home, and against the teams in our own division. And stop making stupid errors. Especially 3 of them at once.

I mean, really.

And when you're doing poorly, everything seems against you. We had a chance in the bottom of the 9th to make
something happen. Matt Kemp hit a ball, got to first base, the throw went past the first baseman, it was thrown
back to first base and Kemp was called out because the umpire said he had made a "step" toward second as if
he was planning to run.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Kemp both tried to argue the first-base umpire’s call, but the play was
non-reviewable, so there really wasn’t anything they could do.  If you want to see what i'm talking about it's
at 6:30 on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVSTAPOwWGI

I think the umpire just wanted to go home.  And with that win, the Rockies moved into first place over the D'Backs.

______

Your Nationals beat the Padres, Fritz, so thank you for keeping us out of last place!
(The new Nationals player, Juan Soto, hit a home run, too.)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 22, 2018, 12:39:28 PM
Hoping for the best in hockey tomorrow, Capitols-Lightning series tied, one more game.

Geaux Caps!



Great, Lyle!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 23, 2018, 09:21:27 PM
Wow! The Washington Capitols are heading to the Stanley Cup playoffs starting Monday against Las Vegas!!!

Geaux Caps!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 24, 2018, 07:57:21 AM
OMG!! KC finally WON a series!! LOL...must be because I'm in NYC this week, and didn't watch or listen to the games!! You think?

Now to SWEEP a series would be nice, yes!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 24, 2018, 08:56:05 AM
Mixed series Nats with Padres, after three losses to the Dodgers.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 24, 2018, 12:05:01 PM
Wow! The Washington Capitols are heading to the Stanley Cup playoffs starting Monday against Las Vegas!!!
Geaux Caps!

I'll concur!  It just seems wrong to have a hockey team in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 24, 2018, 12:06:20 PM
OMG!! KC finally WON a series!! LOL...must be because I'm in NYC this week, and didn't watch or listen to the games!! You think?
Now to SWEEP a series would be nice, yes!!

I'm all for you winning a series, especially over the Cardinals.
I have a few reasons I really don't like the Cardinals.

And what are you doing in NYC?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 24, 2018, 12:21:17 PM
Mixed series Nats with Padres, after three losses to the Dodgers.

Now you should do well against Miami...hopefully!

Dodgers won 2 of 3 from Colorado who's barely in 1st place over the D'Backs.
And we might've won the first game we lost because of 3 errors. That was inexcusable.
Last year the whole division was pretty competitive with the Dodgers winning the division
and the D'Backs winning the Wild Card Spot barely over the Rockies. After a strong start
the whole division is within 5 games or less of each other, but I don't think it's because
everyone's playing well, they all seem pretty mediocre comparatively. The D'Backs have
just lost 7 in a row!  Even the Dodgers haven't done that this year. I haven't wanted to
read the why's and wherefores. As we know, baseball can be a very weird game and the
unlikeliest of teams can pull it out.  The Cubs and Dodgers both have a weird stat. They
both have scored more runs this season than any other team in their division, and yet
they're both in 4th place today. The Cubs have also allowed the least amount of runs
in their division, so it's a double quandary. Dodgers second fewest.

I'm also glad for the Yankees losing recently, but that's a regular standard opinion.
It's also because the sports news media always has to talk about the Yankees, whether
they're in 1st place or last place. There's also an East Coast bias, partly because media
is centered there and also because the west plays their games later and coverage is less.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 27, 2018, 01:54:14 PM
It's also because the sports news media always has to talk about the Yankees, whether
they're in 1st place or last place. There's also an East Coast bias, partly because media
is centered there and also because the west plays their games later and coverage is less.

(I've mentioned that because of the lousy deal with Spectrum, 70% of L.A. cannot watch
Dodger games unless ESPN carries one or Fox or Fox Sports 1 occasionally. The management
got their money and the stadium raws crowds, so they don't seem to care, even though they
say they really do.)

So Fox had their Saturday game of the week start yesterday, and I like to watch those. It was
the Yankees vs. the Angels.  The Angels always have seemed to have the Yankees number. They
have always done well against them. One season the Angels were the onoly team that had a
winning record against them.

So yesterday, they creamed them 11-4. Mike Trout had a 5 hit game against the Yankees. But when
the Yankees were up to bat, the announcers talked bout the Yankees. When the Angels were up the
announcers mostly talked about the Yankees. Yankees Yankees Yankees. Marcia Marcia Marcia. They
HAD to briefly talk about Mike Trout's 5 hit game because it was interrupting their Yankees news.

No wonder the most recent survey last fall of the least liked MLB teams had the Yankees winning by
a landslide.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 27, 2018, 02:12:18 PM

So Jonn, I tuned Fox Sports 1 on yesterday and watched the Royals game against the Rangers.
I think I've seen as many Royals games as Dodgers this year. They were ahead throughout the
game by 3 runs until late in the game then lost 4-3. Sheesh!  They're on again today and the
Royals are ahead 5-0 in the 3rd inning!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 28, 2018, 06:15:55 AM
I'm back from NYC seeing relatives, and SUE (MaineGirl), now I can watch KC again......we'll see how they do this week!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 08:15:51 AM
You visited Sue? Great!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 12:55:29 PM
Fritz, both our teams have been doing better lately.  The Nationals are 1/2 game behind Philly
and 1 game behind Atlanta.  We're playing Philly next, so we'll try to help you out. In a week
we're playing Atlanta, too, but you have to help out with San Francisco while we're with the
Braves.

We've won 8 of the last 10. Things seemed to have turned around a bit when Justin Turner and
Logan Forsythe both returned to the team. Clayton Kershaw is due back this week, too. And, also,
the rest of the Western Division has suddenly crumbled recently. The D'Backs have lost 9 of 10.
San Francisco 7 of 10. Rockies 5-5. So, only 3 1/2 to first place! See ya there!

 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 01:10:34 PM
We'll do our best!

And geaux Caps tonight!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 02:16:41 PM
When Ken Burns' BASEBALL documentary mini-series premiered in 1994 I watched it
all and really loved it.  Then, he updated it with the 10th Inning in covering the years
from where the original left off up through 2009. It premiered in 2010. In 2015 when
Burns was then being interviewed for a current PBS offering he was asked if he would
be updating the Baseball documentary again at the end of the next decade and he said,
"Well, something major would have to happen to anchor it, like the Cubs winning the
World Series or something. The next year they did. So, along with that, there's the
story of the Giants, 50 years after moving to San Francisco, finally winning not one,
but three World Series in the decade, 2010, 1012 & 2014.

And 2017 had a slew of stories...the Cubs trying to repeat. Several teams trying to make
history and/or overcome droughts: The Indians; not winning a World Series in nearly 60 years.
The Dodgers; not having been to a World Series in 30 years, despite winning the division the
previous 6 years in a row. Astros trying to win a WS for the first time while playing in a city
ravaged by a hurricane and destructive flooding. The Nationals trying to get past the play-offs
to a WS for the first time ever.

And in the summer, two incredible streaks. The Cleveland Indians went on a 21 (was it) game
winning streak and ended their season with 33-4 record.  At the same time the Dodgers went
through the summer with a 32-4 record, right before they went on an unexplainable streak
losing 11 in a row, and a stretch of 5 wins and 20 losses.

The Sports Illustrated curse was highlighted. People say if the magazine highlights your team
or a person in any way, bad things come your way, or their predictions fall flat.  In 2014 the
magazine predicted the Astros would win the WS in 2017 and the day before the Dodgers
losing streak they asked if they were the "Best Team Ever?"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq_AKJACUAAqPZb.jpg) (https://cdn-s3.si.com/images/dodgers-cover-inline.jpg)

Of course, the WS had run records, the second longest game ever with 26 runs scored, the hottest game ever played, etc.
And we have two more years to provide some more stories and history.

So I hope Burns will do this because I enjoyed watching the whole series again.
All 1363 minutes of it, or nearly 23 hours.  Plus 2 hrs. 35 minutes of bonus features!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 02:26:21 PM
That would be fantastic, to bring it to the present!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 02:27:41 PM

Jonn, you like?

(http://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/KC-Royals-2018-Turn-Ahead-the-Clock-Uniform.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 02:29:18 PM
It was such a nice touch, in his previous documentary "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio", when it closed at the end of the credits with the words "BASEBALL NEXT" in Morse Code.

I love stuff like that.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 02:44:17 PM
At the beginning of the season the Washington Post included in its special Nationals section a large (half-broadsheet) photograph of Bryce Harper in all his bearded glory catching a low ball. Really nice.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 02:46:22 PM
It was such a nice touch, in his previous documentary "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio", when it closed at the end of the credits with the words "BASEBALL NEXT" in Morse Code.

I love stuff like that.


I never got the hang of Morse Code.

Do you know that the owners of the Boston Red Sox (the Yawkeys) have their initials in Morse Code,
painted onto the dividers on the green monster. This was on one of the special features on the Baseball series.

(The red light on top of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, spells out "Hollywood" in Morse Code.)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 02:49:36 PM
At the beginning of the season the Washington Post included in its special Nationals section a large (half-broadsheet) photograph of Bryce Harper in all his bearded glory catching a low ball. Really nice.

Have you seen Bryce Harper interviewed or talking to anyone on camera? I haven't and I ask
because when you see photographs of him he looks mean or something (bothered/intense?)
and other times not so much. I wondered what kind of personality he has.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 02:57:35 PM
This one?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/Q84AAOSw4Epa036i/s-l225.jpg)



(Someone's selling it on eBay.)

________

What's going on here?

(http://a3.espncdn.com/photo/2015/0625/022_bodyBTS_bharper_1536x2048.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 03:02:08 PM
This one?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/Q84AAOSw4Epa036i/s-l225.jpg)



(Someone's selling it on eBay.)

That's the one. I've got it. It was included in the subscription price of the newspaper.

And yes, Morse is used in a lot of hidden places!

I never got the hang of it either. Earl knows it a little bit, he's been a licensed amateur radio operator since high school, though he's never had any transmitting equipment.

mod: just talked with Earl, he has a commercial radio broadcasting license, but didn't get the amateur till they eliminated the code requirement.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 28, 2018, 03:02:56 PM
This one?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/Q84AAOSw4Epa036i/s-l225.jpg)



(Someone's selling it on eBay.)

________

What's going on here?

(http://a3.espncdn.com/photo/2015/0625/022_bodyBTS_bharper_1536x2048.jpg)

He's quite a looker!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 28, 2018, 06:52:23 PM
Jonn, you like?

(http://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/KC-Royals-2018-Turn-Ahead-the-Clock-Uniform.jpg)
LOL!! Whit! He's such a young stud, strutting all around out on the field! I saw him LIVE at the KC stadium in his
debut there......I think he's a little excitable at times!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 28, 2018, 06:54:14 PM
This one?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/Q84AAOSw4Epa036i/s-l225.jpg)



(Someone's selling it on eBay.)

________

It's an odd pic, looks like a TSA agent is patting him down!! LOL.... ;D ;D ;D

What's going on here?

(http://a3.espncdn.com/photo/2015/0625/022_bodyBTS_bharper_1536x2048.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 28, 2018, 11:51:54 PM

Jonn, that KC photo is their uniform for the TURN AHEAD THE CLOCK night with the Mariners coming up.
The Uniform is supposed to be a design of what they might wear in the future, with the crown logo and such.

20 years ago they played the Mariners and the Mariners came up with the TURN AHEAD THE CLOCK night
as a promotion.  MLB liked it so much they had a TATC night for most all the teams the following year. They
haven't done it since, but I loved it. The Mariners thought they'd do it again 20 years later when they play
KC again next month!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 29, 2018, 12:05:01 AM

Well, Fritz, the Dodgers helped you into 2nd place tonight by beating the Phillies!
You're welcome!  ;)  Atlanta lost, too, so you are 1/2 game out of first place!

It was the Dodgers biggest come back game of the year. It was 4-0 into the 6th and we
scored 2 runs. In the 8th inning we scored 3 runs and won 5-4! We also moved up into
3rd place because the Giants lost! Arizona and Colorado both won, so we didn't gain any
on them and are still 3 1/2 out.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on May 29, 2018, 07:19:51 AM
Geaux all of our teams!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 29, 2018, 08:37:09 AM
KC loses last night......ho-hum.......

thanks for the story on the uni's Lyle.....hey, I'm going to be in South Calif the first week in July, around Carlsbad? Aren't you in LA? Be fun to see you, but I'm NOT driving in that traffic!! LOL.....
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on May 30, 2018, 08:04:09 AM
KC wins it in the 14th inning?? Their first Walk-Off home run win of the SEASON?? really!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 30, 2018, 10:35:52 AM

Hi, Jonn, what will you be doing in Carlsbad?  Are you going to Legoland?
That's about 2 hours away, depending, as you say, on "that traffic!"

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 30, 2018, 11:06:07 AM

The Nationals have won 5 games in a row! All the top three in that division won last night,
which means the Dodgers lost. I was worried because Jake Arietta was pitching for the Phillies.
I hadn't known he left the Cubs to go there. Free agency. The players do go where the money
is, don't they? I just wish the money they get was based on performance with the team they
sign with. Less money if you don't perform. I don't know how many times the Dodgers have
signed people over the years for huge sums of money and these people stink while they're
here, or they get injured and while injured still get all that money. Plus free health care. Our
shortstop, Corey Seagar, is out for the whole season because he needs surgery on his elbow.
MLB contracts are guaranteed. MLB players receive their full contract even if they never throw
a pitch or swing a bat.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 31, 2018, 10:57:17 AM

Good news for all of us. Our teams all won!

Better news for the Nationals: They've won 6 in a row and are in first place today!
But you now are playing the Braves whom you just passed for 1st place, so good luck!

Dodgers beat Philadelphia quite handily last night. Good for us!
We've just had another pitcher put on the disabled list, though.
If our luck would change...the only good luck we've had is that
the reason of the division is all weird, too, so far.

2 in a row for the Royals!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 31, 2018, 09:15:16 PM

I've mentioned recently that most anything that can go wrong for the DOdgers this year,
has gone wrong, but tonight takes the prize.

A Philly player came to home plate in the top of the second inning,
while our catcher had a little problem corraling the ball thrown to
him from outfielder Cody Bellinger. Our catcher asked the home
plate umpire if the Philly player had touched the plate. The umpire
said he did.

Obviously, as you can see, he DID NOT! And not by a little. By a lot.

(http://images.performgroup.com/di/library/sporting_news/70/d6/maikel-franco-053118-mlb-ftrjpg_1jytdxnwg2uwq1qs1fxr31y5ay.jpg)

As the Dodger TV announcer was asking on air, "Why is he safe when he didn't touch home plate?"
the Dodger team's video crew, nor other personnel on the field or in the dugout, who should have
noticed the miss and told Roberts (Dodger manager) to appeal before the next pitch, obviously failed.

So, bad call #1 on the umpire. Bad call #2 on the Dodgers. This is really unacceptable.

The Dodgers lost 2-1.


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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on May 31, 2018, 09:21:22 PM

Nationals back to second place tonight.

To make matters worse, the Dodgers, if they'd won the game tonight instead of handing over the winning run
to Philly, could've been two games behind, but because San Francisco won, we are now 4 behind.  Maddening.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 02, 2018, 09:55:57 AM
Yeah, I've been away for a few days to the Eastern Shore. Geaux Nats! Geaux Caps!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 02, 2018, 10:26:41 AM

It's good to get away on occasion!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 02, 2018, 10:32:57 AM
That's for sure! Especially when someone else was doing the driving!  :laugh:

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 02, 2018, 06:15:21 PM

Was following the Nationals - Braves game at 3-3 into extra innings.
Nationals breaking through in the top of 14th (!) with 2 runs and
winning 5-3! Yay! Nothing like playing an extra five innings! I've
never liked the Braves for dozens of reasons going back years and
years and haven't warmed up to them any the last few years.



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 02, 2018, 06:46:56 PM
Yeah, they took their time!

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Post by: Flyboy on June 02, 2018, 08:39:58 PM
KC won today!! The last game they won was their FIRST walk-off home run of the SEASON!! LOL...maybe things are looking UP for them yet......I sure hope so!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 03, 2018, 12:18:29 PM
Congratulations Jonn!

Fox's Game of the Week yesterday was the Dodgers at the Rockies. Games in Colorado are
often really high scoring and if you're ahead by even 4-5 runs you can't be sure the other
team won't make it up. So after we got 2 runs early the Rockies came back and got 4 right
away. It took us awhile to tie the game, but then we kept at it, to my relief and ended up
winning 12-4!  Since the Rockies are in 1st place right now, we've come from being 6 behind
and in 4th place two weeks ago to only 2 behind today! Our best showing all season so far.
Hopefully we're on the right track, BUT... the biggest problem is that 4 of our 5 starting
pitchers are on the disabled list.  Ryu, Maeda, Hill and Kershaw, who was out for a long
time, came back last Thursday and the next day was back on the disabled list. These boys
need to get it together!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 03, 2018, 01:26:01 PM

I was looking at the standings this morning and noticed that Boston
has been staying ahead of the Yankees for quite awhile, but by only 1/2
or 1 game. But i noticed that Boston has played 60 games and the Yankees
only 54. I wonder why that is? The Yankees have played the fewest amount
of games of any team. I wonder if that's because of rainouts, because I also
noticed their game against Baltimore today is being rained out, so they aren't
adding on any games played today.

I was also very pleasantly surprised to see a different team than the usual suspects
in first place in their division today:

The Seattle(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sea.png&h=75&w=75)Mariners!

Boston is playing the Houston Astros ( :-X ) and they won. Seattle has
won three in a row. Can't say that Houston in 2nd place wasn't a joy to
see...today anyway. Go Boston and Seattle!

Fritz, your Nationals can be back in 1st place today if they beat those Braves!
I hope so...I was going to just write "but so far it's 1-0 Atlanta in the 3rd," but
the score just popped up and says "2-1 Washington in the 4th!"

Now it's Top of the 7th and still the same score. As long as DC is ahead!
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Post by: fritzkep on June 03, 2018, 01:28:11 PM
Hope!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 03, 2018, 02:27:51 PM
Darn. 2-4.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 04, 2018, 10:49:51 AM
Yeah, darn!

Sweep!
The Dodgers swept the series from the Rockies, who were in 1st place, in Colorado,
for the first time in over 20 years, so they've got to be happy about that.  But every
other team in our division's been winning this week, too, so we can't get past anyone
toward the top. We're off to Pittsburgh today and then we play Atlanta. One of those
Atlanta games is on Dodgers LGBT Night.

C.C.
I hate to say this, but Charlie Culberson has helped win 4 of Atlanta's recent games by
hitting a walk-off home run. He was on the Dodgers last fall and did really well during
the World Series. We traded him during the off-season. I hope that doesn't happen
when he returns here next week.

Reciprocation!
Nationals are playing Tampa for two and then play San Francisco, so we'll try to help you
out with Atlanta if you'll help us out with San Francisco, Fritz!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 04, 2018, 01:24:16 PM
We'll do our damndest!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 04, 2018, 03:52:16 PM

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 07, 2018, 12:28:56 PM

Good news for Fritz!

The Nationals are back in 1st place due to one of our Western Division rivals helping them out, although you have company there.

Last night the Dodgers played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. At the start:
         W   L
LAD  30-30
PIT   30-30

Unfortunately afterwards it was:
         W   L
LAD  30-31
PIT   31-30

I'm having a lovely morning here, though, because the Dodgers are playing early;
they started at 9:30 PST and I'm listening to it on the radio while I do my chores.
I have to leave for an appointment later, so hoping we win the game before I do.
Halfway through it's looking good so far!  Our pitching staff is so bad off that we
called up someone from the minor leagues to start today and for reasons that the
radio announcers don't even know, they were informed he wouldn't be starting and
no word as to why so far. So the manager is having to use the bullpen and so far it's
been one different pitcher per inning. This cannot keep happening. (I've mentioned
4 of our regular starting pitchers are on the disabled list!) The broadcaster this morning
said the pitching has been managed like those circus performers balancing the plates
on poles, trying to keep them in the air, and hoping they don't fall.

Sheesh! And I Just heard one of the announcers say one of our bullpen pitches was put on
the disabled list this morning. WTF?

This Western Division is really struggling en masse, but that means it's all competitive:
                                     W      L      GB
Arizona Diamondbacks   32     29     -
Colorado Rockies            32     29     -
San Francisco Giants      31     31     1.5
Los Angeles Dodgers      30     31     2
San Diego Padres           29     35     4.5

To get to the WS you only need to be in first place to advance, no matter how many games you've won!

Fritz: After today (for most teams) only 100 games to go!  LOL!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 07, 2018, 01:47:05 PM
Only!  :laugh:

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 07, 2018, 01:48:49 PM
The All-Star game is on 17 July, at which point I'll be out of town, gone for several weeks on my first post-retirement vacation!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 07, 2018, 06:21:47 PM

You'll be away and it's in D.C.!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 07, 2018, 06:33:46 PM
Yikes!

When I left for my appointment, the game was in the top of the 8th and Dodgers ahead of the Pirates 8 - 3.
It seems in the bottom of the 8th the Pirates got 3 runs and in the bottom of the 9th they got another, so
it ended up being 8-7.  Too close! And we used 9 pitchers! A couple didn't even last a better or two.

         W   L
LAD  31-31
PIT   31-31

Now the standings are even closer:

                                    W      L      GB
Arizona Diamondbacks   32     29     -
Colorado Rockies            32     29     0.5
Los Angeles Dodgers      31     31     1.5
San Francisco Giants      31     31     1.5
San Diego Padres           29     35     4.5

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 07, 2018, 06:48:46 PM
You'll be away and it's in D.C.!

Yeah, darn, but I couldn't have afforded to go anyway.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 07, 2018, 08:53:50 PM

Plus, who will I talk to here!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 07, 2018, 09:07:28 PM


Congratulations
to
the


(https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.481221203.8885/flat,800x800,075,f.u1.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 07, 2018, 09:32:59 PM
YAY CAPS!!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 07, 2018, 09:36:54 PM
Plus, who will I talk to here!

Jonn?

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 10:48:12 AM
Plus, who will I talk to here!

Well I guess I could start watching baseball. The Colorado Rockies, the Houston Astros, or the Texas Rangers. ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 10:48:43 AM
Jonn?



Where is Jonn BTW?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 01:00:19 PM

Traveling maybe? He said he'd be in Carlsbad, but that's in another month.
If he's watching his Royals, maybe he's numb.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 01:01:12 PM
Well I guess I could start watching baseball. The Colorado Rockies, the Houston Astros, or the Texas Rangers. ;D


Well...if you're going to be insulting... :laugh:
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Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2018, 02:01:56 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 04:25:46 PM

Well...if you're going to be insulting... :laugh:

No, not at all. I like discussing sports, I just don't have a whole lot of time to watch, or keep up with the stats. Now I like watching during the World Series. I also LOVE watching the Little League World Series. I try not to miss this.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 04:26:18 PM
Traveling maybe? He said he'd be in Carlsbad, but that's in another month.
If he's watching his Royals, maybe he's numb.


Could be!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 04:35:11 PM
I understand baseball well, as both boys played from T-ball to high school and I used to have to keep score, so had to know all the rules.
Jonathan got his nickname "Woody" when playing baseball. He played in high school when the aluminum bats were big. He hated the aluminum bats because of the terrible vibration when it connected with the ball, so he was the only kid playing with a wooden bat.
One of his friends was announcing the game, so when Jonathan came up to bat, he announced him as, "next up to bat, Jonathan 'Woody' Andrews." It stuck and his friends still use it to this day. :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2018, 05:19:45 PM
Great nickname!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2018, 06:13:04 PM
Great nickname!



He thinks so!!! ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2018, 06:34:05 PM
Top of the 5th, not looking good.

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Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2018, 07:50:53 PM
Nice! Advocate Editor-in-Chief Lucas Grindley threw the first pitch at Pride night for the Dodgers game. Unfortunately, the only link I could get was on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAdvocate/videos/10156096295538855/?notif_id=1528508876946020&notif_t=live_video

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 10:51:09 PM

Well...if you're going to be insulting... :laugh:


I just meant your choice of teams, Linda, lol!

Yes, I like to watch the Little League World Series gamers, too!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 10:52:32 PM
Top of the 5th, not looking good.

San Francisco 9 - Washington 5

You are not helping us out, Fritz!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 11:16:14 PM

Congratulations
to
Stephen Curry
and the
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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 11:30:41 PM

But we helped you out, Fritz! So you're tied for first.

Los Angeles Dodgers 7  -  Atlanta Braves 3
...on LGBT night!

Western Division            W      L      GB
Arizona Diamondbacks  33     29     -
San Francisco Giants     32     31     1.5
Colorado Rockies            32     31     1.5
Los Angeles Dodgers      32     31     1.5
San Diego Padres           29     35     5.5
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 11:42:59 PM

Thanks for that link, Fritz. Maybe I can find it on youtube tomorrow!

If you had a ticket for tonight's game, you could buy this special Pride night t-shirt:

(https://lapride.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-12-at-01.18.36-300x290.png)

Our only starting pitcher of the 5, who isn't on the disabled list, but who IS a rookie, started tonight
and had to leave because of an injury in the fifth inning. If he's bad enough to get on the disabled list,
that would mean ALL 5 of our starting pitchers would be out. That's gonna catch up with us sooner or
later if they don't start getting off that list!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 08, 2018, 11:46:12 PM

And tomorrow we find out if
JUSTIFY
can win
the

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 09, 2018, 08:23:41 AM
San Francisco 9 - Washington 5

You are not helping us out, Fritz!

Yeah. Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 12:41:23 PM

I just meant your choice of teams, Linda, lol!

Yes, I like to watch the Little League World Series gamers, too!

Oh sorry for the misunderstanding Lyle!! :D
I just picked those, not because I like them as a team, but for their close proximity to New Mexico.
I like watching the Dodgers and the Giants, and for some reason the Atlanta Braves.
I just found this:

Atlanta Braves (1966–present)
Milwaukee Braves (1953–1965)
Boston Braves (1941–1952)
Boston Bees (1936–1940)
Boston Braves (1912–1935)
Boston Rustlers (1911)
Boston Doves (1907–1910)
Boston Beaneaters (1883–1906)

The Beaneaters really got me laughing!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
Thanks for that link, Fritz. Maybe I can find it on youtube tomorrow!

If you had a ticket for tonight's game, you could buy this special Pride night t-shirt:

(https://lapride.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-12-at-01.18.36-300x290.png)

Our only starting pitcher of the 5, who isn't on the disabled list, but who IS a rookie, started tonight
and had to leave because of an injury in the fifth inning. If he's bad enough to get on the disabled list,
that would mean ALL 5 of our starting pitchers would be out. That's gonna catch up with us sooner or
later if they don't start getting off that list!


This is a great shirt, Lyle!!
I wonder if one can get it online.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 12:44:16 PM
And tomorrow we find out if
JUSTIFY
can win
the

(https://www.gallop-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Gallop-Magazine_TripleCrown-GOLD.jpg)

Oh thanks for the reminder. I'll have to check if it is a sloppy track.

MOD: Looks like it is going to be a dry track.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 12:51:48 PM
Looks like the intra state baseball teams are meeting today.
Yankees vs Mets
Astro vs Rangers
D-Backs vs Rockies
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 09, 2018, 01:34:52 PM
7-5. Better.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 09, 2018, 02:37:09 PM
Yes, thanks Fritz!

If we win today you'll be in first place solo!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 09, 2018, 02:42:05 PM
This is a great shirt, Lyle!!
I wonder if one can get it online.


Yes, I love it, Linda!  The only place I've seen that you can find one,
other than having bought a special game ticket, is that there are
some online on eBay.

A couple are being bid on. One's at $32.50 right now.
Some you can buy outright, but they're about $55 or $60 with a $5-$7 shipping add on.

Our Pride days are this weekend. On the chance that any kind of extra ones are being sold
around here anyplace this weekend, what size?



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 02:43:29 PM

Yes, I love it, Linda!  The only place I've seen that you can find one,
other than having bought a special game ticket, is that there are
some online on eBay.

A couple are being bid on. One's at $32.50 right now.
Some you can buy outright, but they're about $55 or $60 with a $5-$7 shipping add on.

Our Pride days are this weekend. On the chance that any kind of extra ones are being sold
around here anyplace this weekend, what size?





A large.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 09, 2018, 02:43:36 PM

I'm going to have to go to one of these events one year, but I want to go "with" someone!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 02:45:09 PM
I'm going to have to go to one of these events one year, but I want to go "with" someone!


Yes I know what you mean, Lyle. I went to the Pride Parade in SF many years in a row and always had someone I went with, but one year I went alone and it was not fun.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 09, 2018, 05:41:31 PM
Justify won. Good. 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 08:39:44 PM
I heard that, and watched a replay of the race. It was very impressive.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 09, 2018, 08:51:47 PM
Now I wonder when T will take credit for it.  ::)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 08:53:13 PM
Justify won. Good. 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.



And the second Triple Crown for trainer Bob Baffert. He is only the second trainer to win two Triple Crowns.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2018, 08:54:14 PM
Now I wonder when T will take credit for it.  ::)



Oh I am sure, right away!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 10, 2018, 02:38:13 AM

WHEEL'S UP!  That would be a good name for a horse, too!

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 10, 2018, 02:42:21 AM
Yes I know what you mean, Lyle. I went to the Pride Parade in SF many years in a row and always had someone I went with, but one year I went alone and it was not fun.

I know what you mean. I often do things by myself, but there are some times that a friend going along helps you enjoy it so much more.
Then you don't think about all the travel troubles or waiting or such because there's someone to talk to. Makes all the difference!\
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Post by: fritzkep on June 10, 2018, 05:41:58 PM
Darn. 0-2.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on June 10, 2018, 06:49:22 PM
KC and Padres cannot seem to get OUT of last place!! arrrggghhhhhh!!  :o :o :o

I missed watching a few KC games lately, but not much has changed........YET!!!  :D :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 11:03:50 AM
^^^

The Padres are having trouble moving up even though they've won the last 7 of 10 games!
That's because the Dodgers and Arizona have also won the last 7 of 10 and the Giants won
8 of 10. Only the Rockies, in 1st place for a long time have started dropping, winning only
2 of 10.

Now S.F. is playing Miami, in last place, so I hope Miami can do something against them.
Padres are playing St. Louis and Arizona's got the Pirates. Rockies and Dodgers are off
today. So are Washington and Atlanta, tied for first place.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 11:17:39 AM

A lot of minor league baseball teams use promotional (theme) nights to make some money,
but I wasn't aware that a lot of them recently have been doing nights where they actually change
the name of their team to something related to the city they're in. Many teams have recently done
promotions based on a food their city is known for. So, for example, Fresno has an annual Taco
festival and one night they became the Fresno Tacos, complete with uniforms and hats. The Brooklyn
team, the Coney Island Cyclones, became the Coney Island Franks. (I think they should really change
their name to that...frankly, heh!)  The "change your team name nights" can involve a local
landmark, or product or the like to highlight.

Well, I just read a very interesting article, or strange article if you're of that mind, about the Syracuse
Chiefs who had a promotional night where they became the Syracuse Devices. As in "Brannock Device."
It's a good, and often amusing, read if one is of the mind to do so.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23721592/the-minor-league-syracuse-chiefs-give-locally-made-institution-moment-spotlight

By the way, Fritz, The Syracuse Chiefs are the Triple-A affiliate of MLB's Washington Nationals!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 11:40:19 AM
Great!

I remember the team in Prince William County, now the Potomac Nationals, formerly the Potomac Cannons, were once affiliated with the New York American League team, and back then bore the absolutely barbaric name of Prince William Yankees!  :laugh:

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The Alexandria Dukes moved from Alexandria, Virginia, to Woodbridge for the 1984 season and were renamed the Prince William Pirates. Since then, the team has been named the Prince William Yankees, Prince William Cannons, Potomac Cannons, and now the Potomac Nationals.

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The team has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and now the Washington Nationals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potomac_Nationals

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 11:41:38 AM
Sean Conroy doesn't appear to be on the team roster of the Sonoma Stompers any more, but I'm not sure what he's doing. His Wikipedia article still has him associated with that team.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 11:46:17 AM
The minor league teams in this area that I go to on occasion are the Potomac Nationals and the Frederick (MD) Keys. (as in Francis Scott. He's buried across the street from the stadium.)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 01:05:41 PM
Sean Conroy doesn't appear to be on the team roster of the Sonoma Stompers any more, but I'm not sure what he's doing. His Wikipedia article still has him associated with that team.

I happened to think of him this weekend and wondered, too. I couldn't find anything doing a Google search.
Most everything that comes up is from 2015. I searched his name on Outsports figuring if he wasn't there
he wouldn't be anywhere. They had an article about him and the team in 2016, but nothing since. I was hoping
there was a way I could ask someone there, maybe do an update on him, but I didn't really see anyway to ask
about him.
___

I did send a message to them just now asking if they could do an update on him. We shall see.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 01:06:36 PM
Linda, I tried looking for one of those Dodger shirts for both of us this weekend. I didn't find any!   :(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 01:20:55 PM
I happened to think of him this weekend and wondered, too. I couldn't find anything doing a Google search.
Most everything that comes up is from 2015. I searched his name on Outsports figuring if he wasn't there
he wouldn't be anywhere. They had an article about him and the team in 2016, but nothing since. I was hoping
there was a way I could ask someone there, maybe do an update on him, but I didn't really see anyway to ask
about him.
___

I did send a message to them just now asking if they could do an update on him. We shall see.

Please let me know if you hear anything about him.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 01:21:24 PM
Freudian or intentional slip?  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:19:07 PM
Oh dear, I just corrected that, I was hoping no one noticed.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:24:13 PM
Please let me know if you hear anything about him.


Yes, I will post it here if I do.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:25:40 PM
Lots of MLB Pride nights this past weekend!

A selection of photos follows...I have to start with the Dodgers of course!

The logo behind the pitching mound! Wowsa!

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/97JTAviMX3K0OFkUmNl_IUhy_SI=/0x0:2048x1365/920x613/filters:focal(885x747:1211x1073)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/60018771/LA_Dodgers_Pride.0.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:26:11 PM
Boston:

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qDUfdQFC6l1J0ZBeX2y4gmQmITU=/0x0:5334x3556/1200x0/filters:focal(0x0:5334x3556)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/11514155/970484992.jpg.jpg)

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ePAgdBi-Fp-BVvE8cPhB66SJcRc=/0x0:3000x2000/1200x800/filters:focal(1225x739:1705x1219)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/59996249/969388918.jpg.0.jpg)

*Some Boston fans didn't like it and complained they don't have a "straight night."
Reminds me once when I was little I asked my Mom if they have Mother's Day and
a Father's Day, how come there isn't a Children's Day!  She looked at me a moment
and then replied, "Every day is children's day."
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:26:44 PM
Blue Jays

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iT9qW-42PMdXstS_qeHz-ftbRXw=/0x0:4980x3124/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:4980x3124)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/11514157/usa_today_10881090.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:27:23 PM

Cubs

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfWeM9oUEAEAMN2.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:27:50 PM

Tampa Bay Rays

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfNG1cPXcAE5-P2.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:28:27 PM

Athletics

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfN0cOHUYAYYSR3.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 02:29:59 PM
Great! The more mainstream, the harder it will be for the Religious Right to push back.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 11, 2018, 02:31:47 PM

Some hats that were either sold or given out as promotional items:

(http://www.680news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/2/2018/06/blue-jays-giveaway-hat-2.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DnwDpXyhNOH26nqcYYmFCYxRTpE=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808901/Braves.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-VFGt40dPCIvDbDF_46omznWG7k=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808921/Twins.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808913/Reds.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GE4CujpHIO1hjFvYAKUVnNUfa04=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808919/Orioles.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/v7VSKVBtManNBcVdmu8PIRJ8OVg=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808897/Diamondbacks.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XdkcWd7SF0OoClrIXdVWPqhX2Mc=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808923/Padres.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6P91XgyXQ4UE6KJA5-mHY3AROdw=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808917/Rays.jpg)(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-nvM3s8T3aaAWXCBM2v0eOPoqhU=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10808915/Pirates.jpg)

The teams are:
Row 1: Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins
Row 2: Cincinnati Red, Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks
Row 3: San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates

Including the Chicago Cubs hat in an above post, which is your favorite.
I'm really liking the Pirates cap! The Rays logo on their cap looks great, too.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2018, 02:35:03 PM
Yeah, the rainbow on the brim is a nice touch. I tend to favor the Rays. Cap only!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2018, 05:38:36 PM
Linda, I tried looking for one of those Dodger shirts for both of us this weekend. I didn't find any!   :(


Thanks for trying, Lyle. :-*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on June 12, 2018, 10:48:09 PM
And KC just keeps on losing!! arrrgghhhhhh!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 12, 2018, 11:00:07 PM

I wish I had some better news for you, Jonn!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 13, 2018, 08:00:57 AM
Not any better Nats and Yankees.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 13, 2018, 10:28:39 AM

Ugh. Yankees.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 13, 2018, 10:28:53 AM

Dodgers Rangers 12 - 5!

The Dodgers have somehow hit the most home runs in MLB. Well, National League anyway.
And they need it because our 5 starting pitchers are all on the disabled list. Are any of them
coming off that list ever? It's crazy.

Meanwhile Arizona won't seem to lose and it seems their entire month is all with low positioned teams.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 13, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
Wow! The Senators, I mean Nats, beat the Damnyankees!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 14, 2018, 10:40:08 AM

Excellent!

That means you pushed them back to second place behind Boston. Yay!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 14, 2018, 11:20:06 AM

Dodgers won in extra innings!

It was a bit of a weird game.
--Collision at home plate with two ejections.
--Two players called out because of a slight step out of the base path.
--A reviewed call that clearly showed a tag without the foot on the base, but player called safe.
(I thought "reviewed" calls were for just that purpose, to be accurate!)
--The final run scored with a two-step dance move! By Kiké Hernandez. Heh!

Since Andre Ethier's 12 year career with the Dodgers closed this year, Kiké has become my favorite player.
If he wasn't good at his job (he can play any positions except catcher & pitcher) he'd probably get complaints
for fooling around too much and/or not taking things seriously, but to describe him I keep thinking of that Our
Gang short when everyone keeps talking about Alfalfa's "personality."  This guy has it in spades. He's always
upbeat and smiling and willing to enjoy the moment. He'll swagger around the dugout, play with the other
ballplayers, so much that it seems like he bats for our side as well as the Dodgers. He's a free spirit and a joy
to watch. He makes me happy!  His family lives in Puerto Rico and not only did he set up a fund to help out
his homeland from the devastating hurricane, he included "Houston" in that project, because of their trouble
and because he was briefly with that team a couple years ago. Which is why in his first at bat there during
last year's World Series he got applause from the Houston crowd. And further endearing him to me was his
outspoken remarks at Trump last year when the President demeaned us all by throwing paper towels in a
photo op in Puerto Rico.

He only said: “I’ve tried not getting too political but PR is going through something very serious and this
guy is trying to make this (stuff) funny?! SMH!!!” Hernandez said.

Trump's idiotic cultist supporters threw a backlash at him for days, with Hernandez even becoming the subject
of a headline and stories on a website called ‘Offended America'.  (Sane people know that the real offense is
the W.H. interloper himself.)

So Hernandez responded:

Hernandez said he has tried to stay away from the internet since Tuesday other than to continue his fundraising efforts for hurricane relief. And he stood by his criticism of the president’s behavior during his visit to Puerto Rico. “This is serious. This is not a joke,” Hernandez said. “To see him throw paper towels out there like those people are inferior. … It’s like going to Vegas right now and starting to throw Band-Aids to the public, you know?"

“I try not to be too political. But it’s not about politics. … It’s not a time to be joking. Be respectful to the people who are suffering and are in need. Show some sympathy. Show some humanity. Show some heart. That’s what angered me. It’s not anything else but that.”


EXACTLY. The "R" party has lost all humanity.

P.S.:  In response to Kiké's outreach to the Houston area, the Houston Astros also sent two planes of relief supplies to Puerto Rico and with
those planes empty, they filled them up with refugees and brought them back to Houston. That might sound a bit comical because of the
devastation the Houston area was also going through, but it was all worked out.

Humanity indeed.


 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 14, 2018, 11:30:23 AM

I haven't been to an MLB game in so long...  I've been trying to get a friend or two to go with me.
I'd really like to go on July 4th and they're at home this year. That's my favorite thing to do on July 4th.
A baseball game. Hot dogs! Red white & blue fireworks and patriotic music... Done it a few times! I love
going to the games in person. At this point any game would be nice, though, and they have almost two
weeks worth to choose from up to July 4th, so I'm trying to work it out for sometime before the end of the
month. I may be making some headway convincing a friend to go with me soon. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 14, 2018, 12:10:14 PM
Good luck, Lyle! If I were in L.A. I'd love to attend a game with you.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 14, 2018, 12:34:37 PM
I would love that, too, Fritz!

There was a period of about 10 years where a friend and I went to 15 - 20 games a year.
We got decent seats for $8, $10 or $12!  Food per person might be $10 - $15. Parking $6.

Twenty years later and I'm in awe and wonder how things have changed:

Those same seats cost $53, $57 or $60. Food, well one plain Dodger Dog alone costs $6! Parking $20!
Sometimes when I see a game on TV, any game in any city, I wonder how all those people afford to go!
Even if you account for inflation, would that seem probable?

Also, twenty years ago you could buy tickets at the box office or on the phone and not be charged fees
for each ticket. Now those $53/$57/$60 seats come with a $10.50 fee on top of them per ticket and a
per order charge of $7.50. It feels like one game is equivalent to spending $120 for an orchestra seat at
a Broadway musical! When I was looking on the official ticket site, I saw some seats in the area behind
home plate were $999 dollars.

Is an average person now, the age I was twenty years ago, really making enough money to go to 15-20 games
a year like I did?

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 14, 2018, 01:25:50 PM
I remember the first MLB game I went to on my own (not as part of a group), and that was in Montréal playing Cincinnati (I think), back in 1972. I especially wanted to attend a game and hear it in French! I think the standard bleacher seat I got cost $1.35 Canadian, just a little more US.

I remember a group of kids nearby singing the Canadian anthem very loudly in French.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 15, 2018, 01:14:53 PM

And speaking of Canada...your Nationals are heading to Toronto today.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 15, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
Yep! Geaux Nats!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on June 15, 2018, 07:24:27 PM
I recorded the KC game tonight, so don't tell me the score yet!! LOL....I'll be watching it later, and zooming through the commercials!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 15, 2018, 09:01:53 PM
Mum's the word!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 16, 2018, 10:28:09 AM

Not good:

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler suffered a fractured bone in his foot while tripping
exiting the batter's box and could be out "a while," manager Ned Yost said.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 16, 2018, 10:29:01 AM

I actually get to see a Dodgers game on TV today!
So we better win!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 16, 2018, 10:31:25 AM
Good luck, Lyle!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 17, 2018, 11:41:00 AM
^^^

Excellent, close, and exciting game for the Dodgers.  :)

Nationals aren't doing so well with the Blue Jays in Canada, though.  :(
Good luck today; so far you're ahead in the 2nd!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2018, 02:34:35 PM
Yeah, but not now, darn.

And Germany against Mexico, not good either.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 17, 2018, 03:36:55 PM
^^^

Oh, no, Toronto sweeps? What's up with that?
___

I'm guessing a huge segment of Los Angeles liked that World Cup outcome.

Dodgers are trailing 4-1 in the 4th.
Arizona's winning 2-1 in the 4th.

Ugh...
My lips are now pursed.
Those scores are the worst.
They both must be reversed.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2018, 03:49:20 PM
Yeah, I kinda expect they did!

Not over yet!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 17, 2018, 09:22:16 PM

Well, one of those got reversed, so that's fine.
Arizona lost to the Mets 5-3. So no loss in the standings.
Dodger score stayed the same 4-1 Giants.

Fritz, after this weekend your Nationals could have used the day off tomorrow,
but it looks like they're playing a make-up game with the Yankees. First, they
have to finish the game that was called at 3-3 in the middle of the 6th inning.
Then play another whole game that had been rained out.

Good news is that in the suspended game, the Nationals have 4 innings to bat
if they need the last one and the Yankees only 3. So fingers crossed!
Bad news is that it's supposed to be 95° tomorrow and humid.

The Dodgers are going to play 7 games with the Cubs in the next ten days.
Tomorrow in Chicago it's supposed to be 90° and a storm at game time.

Crazy weather? In L.A. today it was a lovely 70°.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2018, 09:52:52 PM
Yeah, tomorrow will be the hottest day this season so far.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on June 18, 2018, 03:30:49 PM
Had a terrible time getting to this forum the past couple days, don't know what the issue was, maybe it was down for Tech repair? Even today I couldn't get to the site, finally went in through one of Dave Cullen's web pages where he lists it......weird......

Anyway, KC hasn't done squat for days now......on tonight, so MAYBE I will record it and zip through the game. I'm running a fever today, and a little achy too. Fished with relatives last night at their Lake, and used Chicken Livers, maybe those things were spoiled or something, or one of the fish gave me this crud!!?? LOL...can fish pass a virus to humans? Other than salmonella or e-coli? I don't know, you scholars can tell me that..... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 18, 2018, 03:42:41 PM
Yeah, tomorrow will be the hottest day this season so far.

Good news bad news for you Fritz.

The Nationals started the suspended game in the bottom
of the 6th and immediately scored twice. Score is 5-3.
Hopefully the Yankees won't recover.

Bad news. I don't think you, in particular, are going to like this.
Bryce Harper's new look today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgAL8HbX4AAXJuS.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on June 18, 2018, 03:45:04 PM
I'm guessing it's because he's clean-shaven, no? Looks like a little BOY there!! hahha.....which isn't ALL BAD, no?  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 18, 2018, 03:46:55 PM
I don't mind, but Fritz likes the bearded look.
Everyone on twitter seems to think it means he's auditioning for the Yankees.
Bitch, please. All I ever hear about is Marcia Marcia Marcia Yankees Yankees Yankees.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2018, 03:52:33 PM
Good news bad news for you Fritz.

The Nationals started the suspended game in the bottom
of the 6th and immediately scored twice. Score is 5-3.
Hopefully the Yankees won't recover.

Bad news. I don't think you, in particular, are going to like this.
Bryce Harper's new look today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgAL8HbX4AAXJuS.jpg)

Darn. It should be illegal for baseball players with beards to shave them off!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2018, 03:53:12 PM
He looks sooo much better with one.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2018, 07:10:02 PM
Some are attributing it to his current slump.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2781739-nationals-star-bryce-harper-shaves-iconic-beard-amid-slump

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 18, 2018, 07:51:14 PM
The Nationals started the suspended game in the bottom
of the 6th and immediately scored twice. Score is 5-3.
Hopefully the Yankees won't recover.

The Yankees didn't recover. Nationals won the suspended game, a month later was it?
I don't know what's up in the 2nd game yet.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 18, 2018, 07:58:46 PM
Tomorrow with the Chicago Cubs it's supposed to be 90° and a storm at game time.

Well, it's 83° there right now, over 10 degrees warmer than it got here all day today
and as promised the rainstorm arrived and the game was supposed to start two hours
ago. And I just heard the rain has stopped and they're taking the tarp off the field, but
there's a power outage on Weyland Ave. and they can't get the lights on. It's 9 p.m.!
This happened when the Dodgers were there not too long ago with Kershaw pitching
in the middle of a game and the game had to be post-poned. And an outage happened
last year at the Nationals Park and they waited three hours before calling the game.
I'm beginning to feel the other teams should have to forfeit the games if they can't
get their power problems in order!  :)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 18, 2018, 08:08:03 PM
The Yankees didn't recover. Nationals won the suspended game, a month later was it?
I don't know what's up in the 2nd game yet.

Yep. Yankees are in the lead bottom of the 9th.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 19, 2018, 12:28:21 PM

Well, Fritz, your team is playing Baltimore today...so if there's trouble winning against them,
your team is in trouble! Maybe they can right the ship starting today!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2018, 12:32:56 PM
Hope so! When Baltimore was the only team around we used to go up there to see some games.

We're having brief sudden rain showers with thunder and lightning here, maybe in nearby Baltimore too. Hope for not much of a delay.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 19, 2018, 12:33:12 PM

I just looked up to see if the Dodgers and Cubs were playing a double header today because of the rainout,
well actually a power outage, yesterday, and I guess they are because it's the bottom of the third inning,
the Cubs have the bases loaded and the score is Dodgers 1 - Cubs 2.

MLB used to play and schedule a lot of double header games back in the day, but the games didn't last
3-4 hours back then.

 


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2018, 12:35:37 PM
Yeah, I remember how very common they used to be.

Twi-night double headers too.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 19, 2018, 12:36:30 PM

Fritz, I forgot to mention, I worked it out with my friends Ken & Robert, and possibly one other
person, and we're going to a game next week against the Cubs. Like I mentioned recently, we're
playing them 7 times; three with the Mets in between!



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2018, 12:49:39 PM
Great! Enjoy the game!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 19, 2018, 12:55:15 PM

Fritz, even though our teams are both in 2nd place, here's some good news for both of us: today's FanGraph projections!

(http://dodgersdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/chart-600x400.png) (https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Tj8sFYLE7RFly-V4mKKVuFyMkaI=/0x0:1800x1200/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:1800x1200)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/11423285/chart__6_.png)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2018, 01:13:03 PM
Hope!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2018, 09:07:05 PM
Well, Fritz, your team is playing Baltimore today...so if there's trouble winning against them,
your team is in trouble! Maybe they can right the ship starting today!

Won, but just barely. Shaving didn't help much.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2018, 10:21:23 AM

Maybe next he should try barely.  Is it a requirement to wear a uniform?

    :laugh:


Dodgers barely won the first game. Barely lost the second.
No home runs in two days!  Can't rely on the home run, is what I've been worried about.
We got one of our starting pitchers back, though. And maybe another one next week. Hope it helps.
In the two Cubs games yesterday, it seemed like the two teams were toe to toe, evenly matched.
Anyone could've won or lost either game. Both teams left what seemed like dozens of people on base.

The Angels helped us out with Arizona.  Imagine if Mike Trout was on the Yankees team. You'd hear about
him non-stop every day, like they keep trying to tell us about Aaron Judge. The Angels always have a star-fish.
Right before Trout joined the team Tim Salmon played with them for a decade.

Heh!  Tampa Bay beat Houston last night. I loved it.  8)


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2018, 10:45:28 AM
Barely would be great! It would suit him!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2018, 12:14:32 PM

Speaking of these two:

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2018, 12:29:42 PM

So I have to put up a couple Dodger photos for myself!
I'll choose one with a beard for you, Fritz. (Chris Taylor)

(http://www.rotoprofessor.com/baseball/pictures/CTaylor2.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2018, 12:30:52 PM

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/04/00/02/040002c9a5551600dc02eed2af7dad47.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2018, 12:48:31 PM
So I have to put up a couple Dodger photos for myself!
I'll choose one with a beard for you, Fritz. (Chris Taylor)

Well, I did not know this when I chose that picture, Fritz, but I looked up some things
about Chris Taylor and: He attended the University of Virginia and played college baseball
for the Virginia Cavaliers. He was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He's only 27.

His initials are CAT. Meow!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2018, 04:45:39 PM
So I have to put up a couple Dodger photos for myself!
I'll choose one with a beard for you, Fritz. (Chris Taylor)

(http://www.rotoprofessor.com/baseball/pictures/CTaylor2.jpg)

Beautiful!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 20, 2018, 06:29:24 PM
Nat's-O's game rain delayed. Quite a storm line passing through.

mod: thought it might be postponed, but they completed it. Not good.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 21, 2018, 11:07:22 AM
^^^
Oh no!

I know you're playing Baltimore, was the rain affecting their stadium, too.
I'm assuming the two are relatively close together?

Because of the weather problems the Dodgers had to play the Cubs three games in 24 hours.
That can't be good. So I'm sure that favors the home team as they're used to their surroundings
and ball park. But what happened is what I've been concerned about. No Dodger home runs in
three games and they lost two of the three. Cannot rely on the long ball. It's the first series
they've lost in a little over a month.

I wonder if, so far, here's been a record number of rainouts and postponements this year? I see
that already today the A's/White Sox game is rained out. The A's alone have been postponed six times. Three alone with the Minnesota Twins. Dodgers are playing the Mets this weekend and
Saturday rain is scheduled at game time, which happens to be on Fox this weekend, so I can
watch it!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 21, 2018, 11:15:01 AM

Matt Kemp, ahead so far in All-Star Balloting for Outfielders. (Three Outfielders are picked.)

Keep smiling Matt!
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cFdsNViZ36M/TI8UTYR3hoI/AAAAAAAANP0/-ERrzdYPVms/s1600/24.JPG)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2018, 11:44:06 AM
^^^
Oh no!

I know you're playing Baltimore, was the rain affecting their stadium, too.
I'm assuming the two are relatively close together?

Because of the weather problems the Dodgers had to play the Cubs three games in 24 hours.
That can't be good. So I'm sure that favors the home team as they're used to their surroundings
and ball park. But what happened is what I've been concerned about. No Dodger home runs in
three games and they lost two of the three. Cannot rely on the long ball. It's the first series
they've lost in a little over a month.

I wonder if, so far, here's been a record number of rainouts and postponements this year? I see
that already today the A's/White Sox game is rained out. The A's alone have been postponed six times. Three alone with the Minnesota Twins. Dodgers are playing the Mets this weekend and
Saturday rain is scheduled at game time, which happens to be on Fox this weekend, so I can
watch it!

Yeah, the two stadiums are about 35 miles apart air distance. The systems that passed through yesterday evening were pretty widespread.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 23, 2018, 01:01:56 PM

Other than the Cody Bellinger Grand Slam yesterday against the Mets in New York:

(https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DODGERS_METS_BASEBALL_262578051.jpg?w=620)


This was my favorite game:

K.C. Rookie Rosell Herrera Robs Houston HR, Then Triples in the Ninth as Royals Beat Astros 1-0

Royals rookie Rosell Herrera kept the game scoreless with a home-run robbery in the eighth inning
and hit an RBI triple in the ninth, and struggling Kansas City beat the Houston Astros 1-0 on Friday night.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 23, 2018, 01:40:31 PM
Good. I like to see Houston teams lose.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 24, 2018, 10:26:32 AM

Another Grand Slam yesterday against the Mets; this one by Matt Kemp:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZAPYKvogZ0Y/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 25, 2018, 10:46:37 AM

Fritz, when is your vacation?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 25, 2018, 10:53:35 AM

Dodgers Tie MLB Record with 7 Solo Home Runs in Win vs. Mets

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2782763-dodgers-tie-mlb-record-with-7-solo-home-runs-in-win-vs-mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers tied an MLB modern-era record in their 8-7 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Dodgers hitters combined for seven solo home runs, which is the most by one team in a single game, according
to ESPN Stats & Information. It was also the most home runs by a team hit in the Met's Citi Field Ballpark.


If someone told me that the Dodgers would hit 7 home runs in a game I'd have thought the win was a foregone
conclusion. But no one was on bzse when ANY of the home runs were hit. The game went extra innings and the
Mets 2 home runs accounted for 5 runs scored. It was a close win for us, 8 - 7.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2018, 11:19:28 AM
Fritz, when is your vacation?

I'll be leaving on 13 July, heading up to Valley Forge for a get-together of fellow county visitor enthusiasts, then heading west for lines and such. Unfortunately, I won't quite be able to make it to southern California this trip. I'll probably be on the road for about 6 weeks or so, since I don't have a set time I need to be back at.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 25, 2018, 02:14:55 PM

Thanks, Fritz, nice to know!

Would be nice to see you, but
I so hope you have a grand time!

I'll miss chatting with you about our teams!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2018, 02:30:08 PM
Same here! But I just won't have access to a computer with Internet!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2018, 02:31:47 PM
Some day I need to get to Arizona for line crossing, and that would be best done in cooler months, maybe I can make it to the L.A. area then. No baseball, but it would be nice to get together for lunch or dinner!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 25, 2018, 08:15:07 PM
Wow. The Nats really collapsed tonight.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 26, 2018, 10:36:09 AM

Yes.

What's going on with them, Fritz? Any explanations?

The lower rung teams are acting up this week.
The Rays just swept the Yankees. Maybe they're
still on that roll! Miami beat Arizona. (Yay.) The
Reds swept the Cubs. Toronto beat Houston.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 26, 2018, 12:43:52 PM
No idea. Quite a shock.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 27, 2018, 10:50:42 AM

Man, Fritz, from 11 - 0 to 1 - 0 last night. Ouch. Tampa Bay's won 5 in a row!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2018, 10:53:56 AM
Yeah, hope the Nats get their mojo back!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 27, 2018, 11:54:04 AM
Last night was my trip to Dodger Stadium for a game with the Cubs.
I went with Ken & Robert. (Remember them, Fritz?)

The high temperature yesterday was mild for the end of June, 80°. To give you an idea, last year on this date it was 94°. In 1990 it was 112°.
And even though it was only 80° I was still feeling too hot for awhile. (Does one get affected different by heat when you get older?)

We decided to take the bus and walk up the hill. It was all pretty smooth sailing, little traffic, non-crowded bus. So we arrived in plenty of
time to stand in security lines and concession lines. It turns out last night was a promotion night and they were giving away Kike Hernandez
bobbleheads to each ticket holder, to celebrate his fantastic game against the Cubs in the play-off last year. So we got a prize upon entering.

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On the way to our seats, Ken had to go to the restroom, so Robert and I stood of to the side of the nearest section where a young man with a
small dufflebag of sorts was standing there and he turned and asked Robert & I if we wanted to trade our Kike H. bobbleheads for a different one.
I guess he was trying to get the new ones to sell and had some older ones that weren't or something. (There were many guys in and around the
stadium wanting us to give them or sell them our bobbleheads. In any case, Robert asked me if I wanted to? I said I did not, I wanted to keep the
Kike one, but RObert said he and Ken didn't need two of those and he asked if he traded one I could have whatever it was. The guy with the dufflebag
mentioned one he had and showed us. I don't at all recall what that one was because then he said he had a Vin Scully one and showed it to me.
I had really wanted one of those when they gave it out either in 2016 or 2017 and so I was thrilled and we traded for it. The young man told me it
had never been out of the box!  I said, "I wouldn't have cared if it was!"  So I got two bobbleheads last night! Love it! Thanks, Robert!

Since I haven't been to a game in so long I was quite astonished at the prices of some concessions!  Robert got beers for himself and Ken and those
alone I think were over $40 for two beers! (I don't care for beer and I don't like drinking wine or mixed drinks out of plastic.) Dodger Dogs were $6.50
and I wanted two of them. (They were, however, 1/3 bigger than the ones I used to remember getting.) I had looked on the Dodger Stadium info
site where they sold Dodger veggie dogs, because that's what they wanted and when we got there discovered they didn't. The clerk said they did last
year and they must not have updated the website. She directed us to the other location which was a bit far, but when we got there NO LINES, so
that was good.

Our seats were in the front row of one of the reserve sections. I had never sat there before and it was really nice. One of the first foul balls hit came
within two feet of Ken before it dipped below the section.  We sat near a handsome young Latino guy named Ricardo celebrating his 23rd birthday with
his girlfriend of five years. The three of us sang "Happy Birthday" out loud to him and some other people sitting nearby joined in! We also sat next to two
Cubs fans on our right and several 20-30 something girls out for the evening. It was such a pleasant atmosphere with a cool breeze and clear skies. 

The game was quite good through the first 5-6 innings. We scored a run, 1-0. The Cubs tied it, 1-1. We scored another 2-1, the Cubs tied it 2-2.
The Cubs got a home run, 2-3.  It was a tough go all that time with the Dodgers only having 1 hit, while the Cubs had 7. But after they took
out our pitcher in the 6th inning all hell broke loose. Yasiel Puig misplayed a ball he should've caught which allowed a base runner and then
the Cubs got the bases loaded. Our nemesis from the Cubs series last week came up and--Grand Slam.   2-7.  Ouch. Earlier, Puig had gotten
a hit to first base, while another runner tried scoring home. While that was happening Puig overran the base and wasn't paying too much
heed of the ball being thrown back to   first and he was called out. That should not have happened, either,prompting this L.A. Times headline
this morning: "Yasiel Puig’s Play is Not a Pretty Picture in Dodgers' 9-4 Loss to Cubs."

Also, net the only reason, but ONE of the reasons we lost the WS last fall was because of two poor starts by a pitcher we traded for
that was supposed to aid in those situations, which he did in the play-offs, but the WS. Yu Darvish. This year he is on the Cubs, team,
and circumstance or not, he probably is not going to pitch her this week as he's on the disabled list, but he is here. If anyone is interested
in this human element of sport, here's an article about that today: "Yu Darvish Returns to Dodger Stadium Carrying a Lot of Baggage."
http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-darvish-hernandez-20180627-story.html

Of course, the trip to a game is always better if you win, but we had a really enjoyable time!

And I read this in an article this morning:

Dodgers announced that Tuesday night's attendance of 53,904 is the largest for a regular-season MLB game since Aug. 30, 2012,
which was also played at Dodger Stadium.


We were part of a record!  The article also said that:

This is newsworthy – not only because Dodger fans are turning out in droves – but because of a recent report of a league wide attendance drop.
MLB attendance has dropped to its lowest average in 15 years, down 6.6% from this time last year and 8.6% overall, according to Stats LLC.
The league could see its first season since 2003 with average attendance below 30,000. The reasons for this are not clear at the present time.
But things are hopping in Southern California and their Dodger fans.



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 27, 2018, 11:59:19 AM
The league could see its first season since 2003 with average attendance below 30,000.
The reasons for this are not clear at the present time.

Yeah, wonder why? The ecomomy is supposed to be soo good. I guess all the million/billionaires got their tax rebates
from Trump and there's nothing left for the rest to spend on sports that those people could go to anyway before their
tax refunds.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2018, 12:24:51 PM
Ken and Robert, yes! I remember them well! Please say hi to them from me the next time you see them, and I'm glad you had an enjoyable time at the game!

I have very fond memories of our get together at their house that time.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 27, 2018, 12:58:42 PM

I will on Sunday, Fritz. Ken is having a little afternoon get together for Canada Day, because he
said he'd rather celebrate Canada this year than July 4th.  (Who can blame him?)

We're all supposed to wear red & white and "not be blue."

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 27, 2018, 01:42:55 PM
Great idea!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2018, 08:56:40 PM
17-7. Holy smoke.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 30, 2018, 11:59:26 AM

I saw that, Fritz!  The Nationals let loose last night. Good to see!

Wire Taps: Nationals Hit Seven Home Runs
https://www.nationalsbaseball.com/2018/6/30/17520588/ (https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/6/30/17520588/washington-nationals-news-nats-hit-seven-homers-nats-phenom-juan-soto-an-all-star)


Who do they think they are, the Dodgers?  ;D
(...except last night we did little against the Rockies, 3-1. At least
Arizona lost, but they lost to the Giants, who are now 1 game behind
the Dodgers...)


And at least runners were on base when the Nationals hit their home runs!
Last week the Dodgers hit 7 home runs and no one was on base and the
game went into extra innings, before we won it. You can tell by the two scores.

Dodgers    8 - Mets    7
Nationals 17 - Phillies 7


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 02, 2018, 11:49:36 PM
Ken and Robert, yes! I remember them well! Please say hi to them from me the next time you see them..

I didn't forget to do this yesterday, Fritz. They both remember you and were pleased
to be remembered!  Thanks, Fritz!!!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 02, 2018, 11:50:49 PM
17-7. Holy smoke.

The Dodgers matched you tonight, Fritz!  17-1!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 03, 2018, 07:13:51 AM
I didn't forget to do this yesterday, Fritz. They both remember you and were pleased
to be remembered!  Thanks, Fritz!!!

Yay! Thanks!

And that's an amazingly lopsided game!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 03, 2018, 01:04:10 PM
^^^

I enjoyed the game!  8)

But I kept thinking, why couldn't we have had some of those runs in the previous two games we lost,
both with scores of 3-1!

I can't imagine all these MLB teams playing in all these hot cities in the east and mid-west!
Although the Dodgers are playing the Angels in Anaheim this weekend and it's supposed to
be 110° Friday, 105° Saturday and 92° Sunday.

I'm supposed to go visit a friend on Thursday who is having cancer treatment at City of Hope
in Duarte and it is supposed to be 114° there that day.  I don't know...

 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 03, 2018, 01:42:10 PM
Yeah, I remember how just driving a little ways inland from the coast all up and down California can subject you to temperature ranges unknown here. I remember driving in 2008 to L.A., for the party at Ken and Robert's house and the screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater next day, staying in Phoenix two days before and sweltering all along the way, but stopping that afternoon to visit San Gabriel mission and finding it quite comfortable to walk around in the sun.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 03, 2018, 01:48:05 PM
CONGRATS BBM-19XM, LYLE!!!!

Sorry it took me so long to notice!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 03, 2018, 03:10:09 PM
Congratulations to Lyle (Mooska)  on reaching 19,000+ posts!!!!!





(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GQK3-I1sxcI/VJ_FIxRwfvI/AAAAAAAA_w4/gD5A-1uwciA/s1600/new-year-fireworks-stars-animated-gif-clr.gif)(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GQK3-I1sxcI/VJ_FIxRwfvI/AAAAAAAA_w4/gD5A-1uwciA/s1600/new-year-fireworks-stars-animated-gif-clr.gif)(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GQK3-I1sxcI/VJ_FIxRwfvI/AAAAAAAA_w4/gD5A-1uwciA/s1600/new-year-fireworks-stars-animated-gif-clr.gif)



Sorry it took me so long to notice!

Me too!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 03, 2018, 03:11:53 PM
Is anyone watching the World Cup?

I don't recall seeing conversation here about it.  We have a TV at work, and there always seems to be a few people watching it.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 03, 2018, 03:28:55 PM
Since Germany was eliminated, I'm afraid my interest went the same way!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 04, 2018, 10:23:28 AM
I didn't even notice I had that many posts!
But then I look at how many you two have!    :o

___

It seems that most of the World Cup games I could watch are on like at 5am or just very early
when I don't usually have the TV on. I don't mind watching soccer at all, but since, I guess, I'm
not really invested in any of the teams playing, I haven't searched it out.  Also, like I said, the
times aren't convenient.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 06, 2018, 02:21:39 PM
Wow, quite a comeback against the Marlins yesterday. losing 1-9 at the end of the 4th inning, but pulled it out 14-12! A real scoring feast!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 07, 2018, 11:04:01 AM
^^^

That was a good one! Perusing the scores lately, it seems there's quite a lot of high scoring games.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 07, 2018, 11:04:59 AM
^^^

...Except the Dodger game I listened to in the dark with a gallon of ice water last night. Game time
in Anaheim it was 106°. We were ahead from the 2nd inning 2-1 until the last batter in the bottom of
the ninth, when it was only 99°. A combination of a somewhat faulty pitch from our usually great closer
and a throwing error by our "wild horse" who can get distracted, caused us to lose 3-2.  It meant the
difference between first and second place. Ugh! Double ugh.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 08, 2018, 11:55:22 AM
Wow, quite a comeback against the Marlins yesterday. losing 1-9 at the end of the 4th inning, but pulled it out 14-12! A real scoring feast!


Lots of teams are scoring a huge amount of runs lately in games.  From this weekend:


17 - Phillies
 5 -  Pirates

12 - Astros
  6 - White Sox

15 - Red Sox
  6 - Royals

11 - Cardinals
  2 - Giants

18 - Nationals
  4 - Marlins

20 - D'Backs
 5  - Padres

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 08, 2018, 01:11:34 PM
It appears that teams are deemphasizing defense. Wittingly or not.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: morrobay on July 08, 2018, 01:16:24 PM
I hope they're not on performance enhancing drugs.  I think a lot of them are, one reason I've lost interest in baseball in the last several years - that and free agency/money...so different than when I followed it in the '60s.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 08, 2018, 01:48:33 PM
It appears that teams are deemphasizing defense. Wittingly or not.

I believe some were talking about that very thing on Fox's game of the week yesterday
that I saw about an hour of. They're all into sabermetrics--is that the word? They said
it was even influencing Little League teams.

I am interested in if the Tampa Bay Rays model is going to be adopted anywhere else.
They had a lot of trouble with pitching this year and the manager decided to put in
pitchers in the first or second inning he called "openers". Then start the regular pitcher
for as long as possible and then a closer. They won a lot of games doing that. We shall
see.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 08, 2018, 02:23:46 PM
I hope they're not on performance enhancing drugs.  I think a lot of them are, one reason I've lost interest in baseball in the last several years - that and free agency/money...so different than when I followed it in the '60s.

I hope they are not. I thought they had a system in place to stop and discourage that, no?

I try not to listen to all the outside stuff like free agency and money and all that. I even hate all the talk
in July about who should be traded to who before the end of the month. I just like to watch the games
and enjoy the activity. One of the analysts on a game I watched this month, John Smoltz, who was a great
Atlanta pitcher, talked about the sport needing to change with the times like other sports have (have they?)
and what that means.  Some articles i've read is about having computers use the strike zone to call the
strikes and balls for the batters. I guess the umpire would "hear" what the computer says and just mouth
it and they'd still be at the plate for other plays and such.  John Smoltz and others think that the DH rule
will be adopted in the NL sooner rather than later. I don't like that idea at all. NO NO NO.

I don't mind it in one league and not the other because they both have to do it during inter-league play.
Maybe inter-league play should be gone, I don't know.

All I know is that the Dodgers always seem to get balks called against them and it cost us a game the other
night.  So, a pitcher who is in the process of throwing to the batter isn't supposed to interrupt that by then
throwing the ball to say, first base or whatever. Not once they've started their delivery. Well, an opposing
player who was on third base kept inching down the line toward home and he was halfway there and the
Dodger pitcher noticed that as he was "supposedly" going to throw the ball and threw it to third instead.
I mean, why wouldn't you? Why would you not be able to do that? It was called a balk which meant that
all runners advance a base and so they scored a run. So at what point is the pitcher "in the process of
throwing the ball?"  Eye of the beholder stuff.

The reason I know that the "balk" rule should be changed is that every time it happens, no matter the team
or situation. The announcers discuss it ad infinitum and no one else understands it. Because of this, I think balk
calls should be able to be challenged.






Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 12, 2018, 04:27:16 PM
I'm back from vacation now, and I didn't see any KC games while away, but heard they are still mostly losing. LOL.....I did get to see a little of Eric Hosmer playing while checking the TV on night in Calif, was nice to watch him play........poor ol KC, maybe next year, not sure WHAT they need, maybe better pitchers, I suppose?

Fritz, where are you heading on this trip? And are you going alone? 6 weeks on the road seems like an eternity to me!! haha........
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Post by: fritzkep on July 12, 2018, 05:04:31 PM
That's what I'm planning, but it's on hold right now, Earl had a CAT scan today about a lump under his shoulder, and when I leave depends on how the possible/probable lump removal proceeds. But I will leave tomorrow for Valley Forge for a meeting of the guys who try to visit all the US counties, then will come home from that, till we see what's happening.

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Post by: Flyboy on July 12, 2018, 07:20:00 PM
Fritz, I see. Seems to me like he had something like this before, no? Or maybe that was another surgery or whatever. I hope it all goes well for him, and you too! Keep me posted.  ;D
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Post by: fritzkep on July 12, 2018, 07:33:42 PM
Yes, the previous surgery was a lymphoma on the surface several months ago, this one is below the skin but above the muscle, not attached, floating inbetween. Hoping for news from the CAT scan, possibly tomorrow, more likely Monday.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 13, 2018, 12:28:25 PM

Hugs, Fritz and let us know!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 13, 2018, 12:29:47 PM
I did get to see a little of Eric Hosmer playing while checking the TV the other night in Calif, was nice to watch him play...

Yes, we (Dodgers) were playing against him and the Padres this week.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 13, 2018, 12:39:56 PM

Jonn, I know KC is doing poorly and Fritz, the Nationals aren't out of it, but they are
unexpectedly struggling against two teams ahead of them that everyone agrees are
unexpectedly there!

I, for one, am happy, at least today. After a horrific March & April and pitching injuries to
all five starting pitchers (!) the Dodgers, as of last night, are solely in first place, right before
the All-Star break, by 1/2 game.

Los Angeles Dodgers         -
Arizona Diamondbacks     .5
Colorado Rockies              3
San Francisco Giants        3
San Diego Padres             12.5

Hopefully we can stay there this weekend after three games with the problematic Angels.
We always seem to have trouble with that team whether they're good or not. Arizona's
playing Atlanta.

Then the All Star game is Fritz's backyard.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 13, 2018, 09:46:15 PM
I usually ignore the All Star game, but may watch this year if Eric Hosmer, or Lorenzo Cain is in it!! LOL....I miss those 2 players watching KC now, just not the same. How true!! LOL...watching KC play the White Sox tonight, it was 7-6, CWS ahead, then a 2 run homer in the 8th, so now KC will need a miracle in the 9th to catch up...........we'll see............
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 15, 2018, 05:36:29 AM
Hey Lyle and Jonn, things are looking up. The CAT scan indicated that the mass is probably not cancerous, but rather a hematoma or abscess. They'll probably do a biopsy, and as soon as they can be sure, then I'll plan to leave on my trip.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 15, 2018, 10:14:51 AM

Yay for things looking up, Fritz!!!
Let's have more of it!



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 17, 2018, 07:07:36 AM
At least ONE KC player is in the All Star game. Perez. But he's not starting the game. ho-hum.........
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 17, 2018, 10:14:09 AM

Will be watching, our manager Dave Roberts, is managing the National League side.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 17, 2018, 12:05:15 PM
Yay! A shame the game is on Fox.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 17, 2018, 01:05:48 PM

Why do you say that?

(I can get Fox, I can't get ESPN or such.)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 17, 2018, 01:07:31 PM
Don't much like Fox, because of its other programming. I'd rather it be on another over-the-air network.

Profits from its other programming support the network's other craziness.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 17, 2018, 01:52:02 PM

I see, yes!

Bryce Harper won the Home Run Derby last night.
He was in a zone and, more importantly, seemed really happy
and having a good time!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 17, 2018, 01:56:34 PM
Yeah! A shame he'll probably be leaving the team soon as a free agent.

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Post by: fritzkep on July 18, 2018, 11:30:45 AM
We actually ended up looking at the last innings including the extra one of the game last night, our houseguest is a big Indians fan, so he was pleased that the AL won. I less so. What a slugfest! Even Earl watched!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 18, 2018, 12:09:36 PM

Yeah, American League--again!

I was experiencing technical difficulties. I won't get detailed about my electronic problems,
but I tried to watch the All Star game on my computer using a code that let me sign in, but
didn't allow the channel to be shown. Then I tried the Fox website and it let me sign in all the
way to the site, but it kept saying my flash player wasn't working, (when it is), but rebooting
wouldn't solve that. Then a friend of mine let me use his code to watch his cable service online,
except that we found out it won't let you watch only a handful of channels if you're not at your
home place. (So-you pay for something you can't use unless you're home...hmmm.) I was
about to give up when I noticed they did have a channel you could watch that had the All Star
game airing. But it was in Spanish. So I then found a radio station that was airing it in English.
So I watched the Spanish language feed on the computer with the sound off and listened to the
English on the radio. Except that the audio feed on the radio was about 20-30 seconds earlier
than the visual feed on the computer.

...sigh...

Now, I did want the NL to win, but barring that, why did the Dodger pitcher Ross Stripling have to
come out for a 2nd inning to pitch? The first inning he pitched he was lights out 1-2-3. Then he
gave up two home runs in a row to two effen Astros players, one of whom is named MVP because
he hit the last home run and so he gets a car. Even the radio announcer said people were now
probably making World Series jokes. Great. So after that I was really annoyed. Especially after
such an ordeal trying to even watch the thing.

Also, all the trade talk about Manny Machado possibly being sent to the Dodgers during the
game--well, that shouldn't happen no matter where he is going. It's a distraction from the
purpose of the game.

First, unless it's a fact, I don't get worked up about something like that because things change.
On the radio after the game everyone calling in was talking like it's a done deal. I also hate trade
hype because what does it ever really mean? People act like a UFO descended and Jesus walked
out of it or something. Like a team's savior has arrived. It's often not anything like that. I was
happy last year when Yu Darvish came to the Dodgers and look how that worked out. He was
awful in both WS games he was in. (The playoffs he was fine!) So...it's an hour from Noon here
and no deal has been announced. So who knows.

Also, I Only know about Machado because he's been discussed for a month everywhere lately and
I've only seen him in person (on TV) interviewed briefly. He seems like he could be a showboat in
a bad way if he's not focused. I mean, on the All Star red carpet he was wearing a light tan suit with
no shirt. Everyone called that his Hollywood look. (Even though who does that in Hollywood?) Of course,
the Dodgers have Yasiel Puig, so they know something about that. Sometimes people come to a team
and they're bad, too, and sometimes they're gangbusters at first and then fizzle. So who knows. When
Manny Ramirez came in a trade L.A. fans were in a tizzy. For a month. They even made a section of the
stadium and called it Mannywood and wore shirts that said that. Egads, I hope they don't do that again
with a new Manny.  If he comes.

Sorry, I'm really grumbly lately for so many reasons. Heh!
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 18, 2018, 12:42:12 PM
All-Star story...

I happened to se this in the news this morning. Most people aren't so aware of the players on the Brewers team, but last night one of their star pitchers was in the game. 24 year old Josh Hader. He's known for "his blazing fastball and devastating slider." But last night he gave up a three home home run from Jean Segura (Seattle) to put the AL way ahead.  He was not happy. WHen he got back to the dugout he'd be less so.

As USA Today writes, "With greater notoriety, however, comes greater scrutiny. After the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander served up a crucial home run, a Hader nobody knew emerged: A 17-year-old who did not hesitate to send out racist, homophobic, misogynistic and threatening tweets.

By the time he returned to the clubhouse after yielding a three-run homer to the Mariners’ Jean Segura, Hader was informed that intrepid Internet users, their interest likely piqued by his goat turn in the All-Star Game, unearthed tweets that cast a star pitcher on the cusp of adulthood as a paragon of hate."


Some of the tweets included these words and phrases:

“White power lol”

“KKK”

“N-----bot? The nigger! That just made my night! Smh”

“I hate gay people.”

___


I can see signs now, like: "Don't be a Hader."

Last night Hader tried to brush it off as being young and foollish. He didn't however, apologize or 
act contrite. Now a huge PR problem has developed for MLB, the Brewers and Hader, Will it grow
or stifle? The tendency nowadays is to hold a person accountable and try to erase them immediately
regardless of age, or circumstances, or the times in which they lived, or anything...se we shall see.
Youth can only be used as an excuse if you demonstrate that you've changed from the wrong you
originally did.

The Dodgers are playing the Milwaukee Brewers for three games there this weekend.
And then a week later for 4 games here.

P.S.: About an hour ago MLB decided:
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, who pitched in his first All-Star Game on Tuesday in Washington, then was made to answer for a series of hateful tweets from high school after the game, will be required to go through sensitivity training and participation in diversity and inclusion initiatives, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 18, 2018, 12:43:19 PM
In other baseball news:

Why Isn't Mike Trout More Popular?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/07/17/mike-trout-mlb-marketing/793265002/
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 19, 2018, 12:06:41 PM

The shiny new toy has got Dodger fans in a tizzy...

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fphoto%2F2018%2F0718%2Fmachado_la_5x2.jpg)

He won't be here in L.A. for 11 days, until July 30th when we play the Brewers here...which is where we play
tomorrow for his debut with the team...so we shall see.  I don't like all the hype for players until we see what
they actually do. Sometimes players move from a team and it takes them a long time to adjust. And Machado
was playing with Baltimore, a bottom rung team this year, with no pressures. That will change for him immediately.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 19, 2018, 01:42:05 PM
Our houseguest is upset that the Indians traded a favorite catcher for a new pitcher.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 21, 2018, 12:36:07 PM

Our shiny new toy, Manny Machado, got two hits and two walks in his first
appearance with the Dodgers. So far, so good!     ;D

Dodgers are 1 1/2 ahead of Arizona. Our best placing yet this year! Yay!

I was looking at the MLB Standings page and it seems like all of a sudden the
Yankees have dropped to 5 1/2 games behind Boston. When did that happen?
Okay by me!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 21, 2018, 01:06:51 PM
Yeah, Nats aren't doing too well, below .500 again.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 21, 2018, 05:28:02 PM
KC did beat the Twins last night, now we'll see how tonight goes, I'm recording it, cause that's just something I LIKE to do! LOL....can't stand those commercials breaks, and it's always the SAME commercials too......anyway, I have to mow the lawn. Waiting for the temps to drop a degree or two first............can KC possibly climb out of LAST PLACE in the 2nd half of the season???  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 11:13:55 AM

Speaking of Washington and Kansas City:

Nats Trade Brian Goodwin to Royals for Minor League Pitcher
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/22/nationals-trade-brian-goodwin-royals-minor-league-/
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 11:52:19 AM
Yeah, Nats aren't doing too well, below .500 again.

Articles I'm reading this morning have other teams in that division saying they expect the
Nationals to perk up again and give them a run for the title. Also an interesting line: "The
Nationals have been the second-winningest team in baseball since Bryce Harper's rookie
season."
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 12:14:55 PM
Dodgers are 1 1/2 ahead of Arizona. Our best placing yet this year! Yay!


I was hesitating to look at the standings this morning because the Dodgers lost last night 4 - 2, to the
Brewers. (The Brewers had lost 6 in a row before the All Star game and I was expecting they weren't
going to just keep losing...they were in 1st place in their division for three months after all.)  So when
I looked at the standings the real surprise came when I saw that Arizona had also lost, but we were
not still 1 1/2 games ahead of the second place team we were only 1 game ahead of the second place
team because Arizona was playing the Rockies and they moved into second place because of that. I
wasn't aware that the Rockies were so close! The Giants are pretty close, too! So there are a number
of possibilities for today's games. If COL wins and we don't, the Rockies could have moved from third
to first in two days! Seeing as how long it took for us to make it into first place ahead of Arizona, that
would just not be welcome!
 
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...  :D
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...  1.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...  4
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...  15
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 12:24:21 PM

At the moment, Atlanta at Washington (as well as Boston at Detroit) are in RAIN delays.

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Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2018, 12:30:03 PM
Yeah, we've got quite a spell of rainy weather here starting yesterday. 4" at DCA then.

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 05:06:29 PM

Kansas City won over Minnesota today, Jonn!    (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d2/9d/90/d29d90376f01456811e833f128dc723e.jpg)

The Dodgers won today 11 - 2 over the Brewers.  I like an occasional game where you know
(even though it ain't over 'til it's over) that you're going to win it by the end of the 2nd inning
and you just enjoy it all after that. At one point, the Brewer's manager, Craig Counsell, was using
position players to pitch. The Minnesota crowd decided to just enjoy what was happening despite
the score and hooted and hollared and gave those guys standing ovations! The biggest ovation of
the day, though, was when they opened the roof of the stadium and let the sunshine in!

Craig Counsell was a part of several teams as a player, lncluding the 1997 World Series winners
the Marlins. Then just a few years later he was on the Arizona World Series team. He was with the
Dodgers at one point for 1 season, maybe  1 1/2 or 2. I believe he was traded to us during one season.
I always liked the way he stood at the plate. He would stand as tall as he could and held the bat upright
in the air and he would lean back on his left leg and then tap his front foot on the ground as he'd wait for
the pitch. His last team as a player was the Brewers that he now manages.

I just looked up youtube to see if possibly this stance was shown on there somewhere, and it is in several places!
Here's one called MLB Weird Batting Stances.  He is the second one shown at 0:15 seconds. He doesn't tap his front
foot here as much as he often did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7wUNXmfn0o

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 05:17:29 PM
Yeah, we've got quite a spell of rainy weather here starting yesterday. 4" at DCA then.

Fritz, the Dodger game started at least an hour after the Washington game started and it's been over
for nearly an hour and a half and the Washington game has played 6 innings and is under a rain delay
again! If they play a full 5 innings they can call the game as finished if they want, can't they? So, they
should just give it to the Nationals 4-2! I suppose the fact they're playing Atlanta who is in the same
division and in first place at the moment, that they don't want to. Who decides about calling a game
complete? Do both sides have to agree?  They did not play yesterday's game either!

I wish we had some rain like that! All we are getting this week is temperatures in the high 90's near 100.

The Angels are walloping Houston in the 7th inning right now 13 - 3.  I wish that was the fact yesterday
when I watched Fox's Game of the Week with those teams. The Angels didn't even score yesterday and
I had to watch those Astros win.  >:D

Today me likey!
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Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2018, 05:34:48 PM
Yeah, after 6 innings, it should be enough. Hope!

We've got more rain in the area again, the second storm system that's pulled through today.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2018, 05:49:47 PM
Looks like the game has been resumed, bottom of the 7th.

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 05:53:52 PM
The Angels are walloping Houston in the 7th inning right now 13 - 3.  I wish that was the fact yesterday
when I watched Fox's Game of the Week with those teams. The Angels didn't even score yesterday and
I had to watch those Astros win.  >:D

Today me likey!


Final: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 14 - Houston 5.

 :P
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 22, 2018, 05:55:02 PM
Looks like the game has been resumed, bottom of the 7th.

Good luck!

Makes me wonder the record for completing a game with rainouts included.
They seem to keep track of everything else!

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Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2018, 06:40:59 PM
I'm sure somebody does!

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Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2018, 06:50:08 PM
6-2!

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Post by: Flyboy on July 22, 2018, 11:31:33 PM
I do believe this was KC's first sweep in over a year? Is that what I heard? Anyway, miracles never cease, do they?! I still think Ned Yost will probably be OUT for the 2019 season, I can't imagine KC keeping him on.......time for change......
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 25, 2018, 08:38:44 AM
KC wins last night, so wins the last 4 out of 5!! Could this be a trend?? :o :o :o
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Post by: fritzkep on July 25, 2018, 09:38:18 AM
And the Nats are still below .500.   >:(

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 25, 2018, 10:25:19 AM
^^^
I don't read a lot of articles of the behind the scenes of various teams, so I wonder what's going on
with them?

Meanwhile, however it happened, the Dodgers lost a 16 inning, 5 hr. 55 minute game last night by
putting in a utility player to pitch and not a pitcher and it went downhill from there. They basically
gave up it seems. It leaves a bad vibe. I don't care what the reasons were. Not only that, the game
lasted so long that when it was over, they were to start the next game less than 12 hours later, which
happens to be in ten minutes. Both teams have to do that, but I have to guess the home team has the
advantage when something like that happens. Hope not.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 25, 2018, 10:53:02 AM
I don't read a whole lot behind the scenes either. I just want them to win!  ;D

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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 25, 2018, 02:53:03 PM

Your wish is their command.

Washington 7 - Milwaukee 3
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 25, 2018, 02:57:15 PM
Yeah!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 27, 2018, 10:50:08 AM
Your wish is their command.
Washington 7 - Milwaukee 3

Washington 10 - Miami 3


All you had to do was ask, Fritz!   ;)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 27, 2018, 11:00:45 AM
Asking! Asking!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 27, 2018, 11:55:39 AM

My favorite Dodger player is retiring after a twelve year run with the Dodgers. He's rare in that the Dodgers are the only team he played for during his whole career. The last two years he was plagued with injuries and his option with the Dodgers was not picked up, which is what was expected. He wanted to try again for another team but no offers, so...retirement. The Dodgers are going to celebrate his retirement with an official pre-game ceremony next Friday before the game with...the Astros.  Andre's last at bat for the Dodgers was in game seven of the World Series where he got a base hit, which scored the Dodgers only run of that game. He's a fan favorite here in Los Angeles. Fans are wishing he could get a job within the organization somewhere.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3679853119/d94b1d7458303b04a078c5c9471fb25d_400x400.jpeg)

Andre Ethier
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 27, 2018, 06:18:15 PM
Royals and Yankees rained out tonight, may be a double header tomorrow, but there is rain forecast then too. It would be GREAT if KC could win a couple from NY!!  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 27, 2018, 08:01:22 PM

I concur.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 27, 2018, 08:05:25 PM
Your wish is their command.
Washington 7 - Milwaukee 3

Washington 10 - Miami 3
All you had to do was ask, Fritz!   ;)

Asking! Asking!


Washington 9 - Miami 1    8)


Birthday Boy Max Scherzer Strikes Out 11, Nats Pound Marlins
Max Scherzer allowed one unearned run and struck out 11
in eight innings on his 34th birthday, and the Washington
Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Friday night.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 27, 2018, 08:39:57 PM

The Dodgers are trying to help you out, Fritz!
We won over Atlanta again tonight.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 27, 2018, 09:26:04 PM
Yay!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 28, 2018, 04:05:17 PM
OMG!! KC beats the Yankees 10-5 in the first game of a double-header today!! DANG IT ALL ANYWAY!! I didn't SEE it happen, too many relatives and family things going on today, and tonight too, so I'll miss the 2nd game as well..........LORD!! maybe if I DON'T watch the games, they WIN!! hahahaha..........I know people who BELIEVE that too.......I think baseball players and some FANS are the most superstitious of all sports people!!

We'll see how it goes, I'm recording it, so will catch it much later tonight...........arrrggghhhhh!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on July 30, 2018, 10:09:38 AM
And KC loses the next 2 games with NY!! :( :( :(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 30, 2018, 02:21:07 PM

...and the noose tightens...

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...   -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...  6.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...  16

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on July 31, 2018, 08:49:38 PM
Holy smoke! Nats 25, Mets 4!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 31, 2018, 10:37:48 PM

I noticed that, Fritz, what's up with that!

Nationals Score 25 in Mets' Worst Loss in Team History
Daniel Murphy hit two home runs to key the highest-scoring game ever for the Nationals,
who pounded out 26 hits and won 25-4 Tuesday night in the most lopsided defeat in Mets
history. The Nationals climbed back to .500 by hitting over .500. In their 25-4 shellacking
of the Mets, they went 26-for-50 (.520).


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 31, 2018, 10:46:31 PM

...and the noose tightens...even more

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5 
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   18.5


I have to say, Jonn, that two former Kansas City Royals players, Mike Moustakas and specifically Lorenzo Cain, both
now with the 1st Place, as of tonight, Milwaukee Brewers, are mostly responsible for the Dodger loss tonight. We went
from first to third in one day. (However MLB figures winning percentage, we are .001 behind Colorado, even though we
have won one more game than they have and our run differential is 92 more than theirs.) Whatever.   ???
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 31, 2018, 10:54:47 PM

The NL West has been close all year, but the other NL Divisions are tightening the noose, too.

EAST
Phillies        -
Braves      0.5
Nationals  5.5

CENTRAL
Cubs          -
Brewers     -
Pirates       6

Even in the American League the Astros are watching Seattle
creep back up toward them with the Athletics right behind.

AL WEST
Astros        -
Mariners    3
Athletics    5

...and Seattle is playing Houston there tonight and the game is tied at the moment.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 01, 2018, 09:03:32 AM
KC wins it last night. With 2 of the newest players hitting home runs!! what a night for those two rookies!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 02, 2018, 12:00:27 AM

...and the noose tightens...and loosens and...

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...   -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...   1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   18.5


Tonight I was listening to the game on the radio and in the 2nd inning our newly acquired 2nd baseman Brian Dozier
from the Minnesota Twins who we got to help us out and do better, made a throwing error that cost us a run. In the 3rd
inning our pitcher threw a wild pitch that cost us a run. It was like we were giving the game away. But we battled back and
it was tied 4 - 4 in the 9th and into extra innings.

It turns out Dodger Dozier redeemed himself after his error, hitting a double, a triple and a home run. In the bottom of the
10th Dodger Grandal hit a home run with Kemp on base and we had a walk-off win 6 - 4.  Whew!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 03, 2018, 10:40:26 AM

Dodgers 21 - Brewers 5

We didn't hit 25, Fritz, but the Dodgers finally exploded last night against a team, the Milwaukee Brewers, whom we've been very evenly matched with
in our 7 games together. Both won and lost 3 each.

21 runs is the most any team has scored in a game at Dodger Stadium in its history.
12 Dodgers got at least 1 hit, 18 altogether. Even the pitcher got a hit. And our new
Dodger Dozier got a second home run in his second game.

I hope we don't need any of those runs this weekend as it is the return of the Houston Astros tonight
for three games here. It's obviously going to bring back World Series thoughts for both teams and
their fans. It would be so satisfying to sweep all three games.  Go BLUE !


(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...   -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...   1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...   2
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   18.5
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 03, 2018, 09:44:24 PM
...and the noose tightens...even more

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5 
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   18.5


I have to say, Jonn, that two former Kansas City Royals players, Mike Moustakas and specifically Lorenzo Cain, both
now with the 1st Place, as of tonight, Milwaukee Brewers, are mostly responsible for the Dodger loss tonight. We went
from first to third in one day. (However MLB figures winning percentage, we are .001 behind Colorado, even though we
have won one more game than they have and our run differential is 92 more than theirs.) Whatever.   ???
Well, they weren't going to get to 1st place with KC this year, for sure. KC has shed a LOT of it's WS team now. Cain
is a phenomenal player, IMHO, you understand!! Just LOVE watching him play, same with Eric Hosmer, love seeing him, plus Eric was the designated player/spokesman for the KC team, just a very articulate young man and very poised, intelligent, and course, EASY ON THE EYES as well.... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 04, 2018, 10:57:26 AM

World Series Flashbacks in Dodger Stadium last night. The Astros came to town.
I'm sure Dodger fans wanted to pummel them with a score like we had last night
when we got 21 runs. The score ended up 2 - 1, which would have been great if
we were the "2", but we were the "1".

The only run for the Dodgers happened in the 1st inning from a home run by Joc Pederson.

The runs for the Astros came in the second inning. The first run was gained by an Astro hitting
a double and the run scored. The whole nasty thing about this game is that the second run scored
because of an error by center fielder Cody Bellinger. Cody hit a grand slam Thursday night. Friday
night the Astros basically won because of him as there were no more runs for either team the entire
night. Justin Verlander, who makes his home in Los Angeles is a great pitcher, no argument with
that. But our pitcher Alex Wood matched him inning for inning.

No one should really let a sports teams success or failure influence their day, but I have lately. And
I'm often very frustrated. It makes no sense really, but we try to have these vicarious experiences
of victory when our own days are lacking it.

But why did a Dodger error have to be the (or "a") reason they won? In these situations I often think
of Vin Scully's quote:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MVcnOE6EiTE/VDTVYhOOGnI/AAAAAAAA3-g/5JykFamosbc/s1600/Scully.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 04, 2018, 11:58:33 PM

An embarrassing Sold Out game at Dodger Stadium tonight.  :">

Houston 14  -  Los Angeles 0

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 05, 2018, 08:10:51 AM
Ooof, that's a bad score!


Everyone else is talking about current sports, and I'm counting down the next two months to the start of the figure skating season!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 05, 2018, 10:33:46 AM

It's nice to think of ice during the hot summer!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 05, 2018, 02:32:02 PM
I'm all about being cool!  ;)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 06, 2018, 09:20:29 AM

    8)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 12, 2018, 08:43:41 AM
KC loses to STL last night, another game this afternoon, Maybe I'll record that one, tooooo much going on today.......
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 12, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
I thought of you last night, Jonn, because I was watching some of the Milwaukee Brewers game
against Atlanta and your former Royals were helping the Brewers win that game, Mike Moustakas
and Lorenzo Cain!

Fritz, I also watched most of the afternoon game with your Nationals looking like their old selves and winning
against the Cubs 9 - 4.  The announcer said the Nationals have many games left against the Phillies and Atlanta
and if they get on a streak of wins against either of them they'll be right back in it!

The Dodgers and D'backs and Rockies are playing musical chairs in the NL West Division. At any given day you'll
find any one of those teams in 1st, 2nd, or third place.  Sometimes a couple positions in the same day.

With only about 45 games to go in the season for MLB, the American League seems to be rather set in their outcomes.

AL EAST
Boston has been around 10 games ahead of the Yankees for quite awhile now.
AL CENTRAL
Cleveland is 11 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins.
AL WEST
The Houston Astros have been in first place most all year, but two teams behind them
are with 3-5 games at any given time, the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners, but Houston
has not relinquished their position and not expected to do so.

The National League divisions are all fighting for the top spot between 2 or 3 teams.

NL EAST
The Phillies are swapping first place back and forth with Atlanta recently. Currently only 1 game ahead.
The Nationals are by no means out of it at 5 games back of them.

NL CENTRAL
The Cubs have been fighting off Milwaukee for two months. Milwaukee was tied with them, fell back to
4 back and are now 2 back and they have several games against each other left.

NL WEST
This division is musical chairs. If the Dodgers hadn't had such a terrible first 6 weeks they'd be several games
ahead, IMO, but since they started playing well and got to the top, they've been running in place and with our
lights out closer Kenley Jansen, being sidelined this week (with a recurring heart condition!) who knows what
to expect. Last night we lead the game for 8 2/3 innings only to lose (without Jansen) in the final at bat. This
morning The Dodgers and D'Backs are tied for first place. Colorado is only 1 1/2 behind. And the Giants (6 behind)
would like to disrupt each one of these three teams, especially the Dodgers, whom they play three with this week.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 12, 2018, 12:24:30 PM
Hope springs eternal!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 13, 2018, 01:12:31 PM

I'm getting hoped out, Fritz.

My team is struggling to stay afloat. This year has been met with struggle after struggle.

Right at the start our star short-stop, Corey Seager, has to have surgery and will be knocked out for the season.
Our star 3rd baseman, Justin Turner, got hit on the hand in the last spring training game by a pitch and it broke
his wrist. So he was out for months and been struggling to even play and return to normal the last two weeks. One
by one ALL of our starting pitchers (ALL OF THEM) were on the disabled list all at the same time! Among other things.
But we managed to crawl back near the top, with the help of two fantastic new players and the pitchers returning one
by one to the lineup. And then when it seems we might start advancing ahead of the pack, our star closer Kenley Jansen,
who has the most saves this year and who comes on after our shaky bullpen starters work in the 7th-8th innings, is out
with heart problems. Heart problems no less! The Dodgers are being tested in ways I've never seen so cumulatively at
every turn this year. And yet we've stayed around the top all this time, but this week it's hard to look in the future and
have that hope.  8 out of the 9 last games the Dodgers have played have been 1 run affairs and we came out on the
losing end of 5 of them. We played Colorado the last 4 games and Colorado stated "to stay in the race in the NL West
we need to win at least 3 of the 4 games to have a chance." That's exactly what they did. And with Jansen out in the
last inning this week the last two games were brutal for the Dodgers. We were ahead for 8 2/3 inning in game 3 and
lost it with a home run at the last at bat.  Yesterday was even worse. We were behind the whole game, but tied it up
in the 9th. In the bottom of the 9th we WALKED IN THE WINNING RUN for Colorado. Humiliating. Devastating. And
that put Colorado right next to us in the standings and put Arizona 1 game ahead for the first time in several weeks.

I'm sure in Los Angeles the fans are paying way more attention to everything because none of us have gotten over
the 7th game of the World Series last November 1st. And we want that to go away. No matter that history says it's so difficult.
But it's one thing to go through a season where the normal things plague a team from time to time, but it seems this season
the Dodgers are being tested way out of normality.  I mean, your closer now has a heart condition! What's next? The second
baseman is pregnant? An earthquake? We run out of Dodger Dogs?

 :-\




Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 13, 2018, 01:13:46 PM

P.S.: All God's speed and good wishes to Kenley Jansen and his family, I don't mean to be selfish or unthoughtful about his situation in the least.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 13, 2018, 11:03:00 PM
KC beats Toronto tonight.....maybe they can win another series before the year is out!!  :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 13, 2018, 11:54:21 PM

Another 9th inning loss for the Dodgers tonight after Kershaw pitched
an outstanding 8 innings then our bullpen blew it again. We needed ONE out.
A batter gets hit and then the next one got a first pitch hit and runs scored.
Then our first baseman misplayed a ball and another run scored. They fell
apart so badly for the 4th night in a row in the 9th inning, this has got to stop.

 :">

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 14, 2018, 07:55:21 AM
Everyone else is talking about current sports, and I'm counting down the next two months to the start of the figure skating season!   :laugh:

It's nice to think of ice during the hot summer!


I found a listing online of the major skating competitions for the 2018-2019 season, and printed them off to keep at home, so I won't miss any major events.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 14, 2018, 01:33:26 PM

WHen is the first one?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 14, 2018, 01:48:31 PM
Some smaller events are already going on.

The first major international event of the skating season is the opening event of the Grand Prix series,  Skate America, which is October.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 14, 2018, 02:00:30 PM
[...]
But it's one thing to go through a season where the normal things plague a team from time to time, but it seems this season
the Dodgers are being tested way out of normality.  I mean, your closer now has a heart condition! What's next?

What's next? This:

After exiting the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday with dizziness, an EKG test
revealed heart "abnormalities" in the cardiac rhythms of second baseman Brian Dozier.


And this:

After the loss on Monday night, and then the news about Brian Dozier, it appeared as if nothing could get worse for the Dodgers.
About 15 minutes after the game ended, the Dodgers announced newly-acquired reliever John Axford would be placed on the DL
for nearly a month with a fractured fibula.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 14, 2018, 03:24:42 PM
Yikes!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 14, 2018, 09:56:46 PM
What's next? This:

After exiting the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday with dizziness, an EKG test
revealed heart "abnormalities" in the cardiac rhythms of second baseman Brian Dozier.


And this:

After the loss on Monday night, and then the news about Brian Dozier, it appeared as if nothing could get worse for the Dodgers.
About 15 minutes after the game ended, the Dodgers announced newly-acquired reliever John Axford would be placed on the DL
for nearly a month with a fractured fibula.

WOnder if that Dozier is related to the Royals Hunter Dozier? Could be, but I'm too lazy to look it up!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 15, 2018, 09:33:24 AM
Wonder if that Dozier is related to the Royals Hunter Dozier? Could be, but I'm too lazy to look it up!!  ;D ;D ;D

It appears they are not related, Jonn.

And good news on one front:  Brian Dozier's EKG problem was quickly diagnosed to an adverse reaction he got from taking
some sinus medication he had never used before. (It hurts when I do that. Don't do that.) He was in the lineup last night.

One problem solved, heh!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 15, 2018, 10:07:29 AM
The Dodgers have lost five one run games in a row. Ouch.
It gives me some satisfaction to say that the ONLY other
team in MLB that is currently on a five game losing steak
is the Houston Astros!

All of a sudden the Astros are only 1 game in first place ahead of the Oakland Athletics,
who we played 2 games with last week (won one) and where our current troubles seem
to have started. And Houston just lost to Colorado where we got suckered punched.
Because of all this the Dodgers in first place on Sunday...are in 3rd place on Wednesday.

Baseball is weird. Here's another headline this morning:

2018 World Series Odds: Red Sox, Dodgers Favored to Meet in Fall Classic

From the article:

The Dodgers likely owe their favorite status to their trades for Manny Machado and Brian Dozier. Losers of five straight games coming into Wednesday, Los Angeles would be out of the postseason if it began today. The Arizona Diamondbacks lead the NL West by one game over the Colorado Rockies and two over the Dodgers.

Making matters even more surprising is that the Dodgers are a pretty heavy NL favorite. The Chicago Cubs (+400) are the only other team that have 4-to-1 odds or better. The Cubs currently have the NL's best record and are tied with the Dodgers for the league's best run differential.

Perhaps the best value on the board is the Oakland Athletics at +1000. Oakland has been red hot over the last few months and has the type of offense that could go toe-to-toe with Boston and Houston's pitching staffs in October.



Still 7 weeks of the season to go and anything could happen. The Dodgers had the same record last year at this time that Boston does now. Then we went on a huge streak losing 17 of 20 games while Cleveland went on a long winning streak (23 in a row, wasn't it?). So, like you say Fritz: Hope springs eternal! We were 10 games behind on May 17th. Seven weeks later we were in first place.

Meanwhile, Fritz, your Nationals are having the same bullpen trouble and losing close walk-off games in the 9th.
Witness a headline from a day ago:

Nationals Get Walked Off Again, This Time in a Disheartening 7-6 Loss at St. Louis
and:
Nationals Manager Dave Martinez Admits He Doesn't 'know what else to do' With Bullpen

I feel you, Fritz, with that sentiment this week!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 15, 2018, 12:02:23 PM
Yeah. Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 16, 2018, 12:27:24 PM

Dodgers finally broke the L streak last night, though it took 12 innings to do it!

I had a good time, though, my friend Ken invited me over to watch it and we had a lot
of food & drinks and chatter and it was good stuff. Plus, they have great air conditioning
and it was extra innings!

We have three inter-league games this weekend in Seattle. Our out for the year with surgery
shortstop Corey Seagar's brother Kyle plays for them.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 16, 2018, 12:36:04 PM
Nats back below .500. Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 16, 2018, 12:47:57 PM
Baseball's crazy, but so are the fans sometime.

Yesterday I came across an article about one of the Dodger players that I had
to read, because of the title:

Kiké Hernandez and The Case of the Extra Tight Pants

Apparently a fan of Kiké was noticing that he seemed to do better when he was wearing the tightest pants.

So, she writes:

I began to wonder if Kiké’s pants affected his performance in games. [...] ...the more i thought about Kiké’s pants, the more i convinced myself that this research was necessary and important. i worked on multiple research projects in graduate school, but i hadn't actually used my skills in the "real world" yet. this was my chance.

i began to chart Kiké’s pants tightness game by game, matching it with statistics from baseball reference. [...] I spent
two months analyzing statistics, learning how to calculate them, and identifying the best options. i narrowed it down to WPA and OPS and after hours upon hours of calculations, questions to r/Dodgers, and lost sleep, i discovered an online OPS calculator that could have saved me a lot of trouble. I decided to calculate the OPS for each pants tightness tier; this was easily achievable using my detailed excel spreadsheet and the online OPS calculator.

i am proud to present my findings as part of my dissertation [...] and I have summarized my findings... [...] I have attached my formal research paper and excel spreadsheet for your information and enjoyment.


Her findings suggested that he performs best wearing the tightest pants.  I looked at her 20 page research paper for the first half of this season and she really did this using statistics, pants tightness groupings and analytics -- it was no joke.

Well, apparently the Dodger broadcaster's found out about this somehow, because when I was watching the game last night they mentioned it!  When Kiké got a hit they mentioned that he must have "his tight pants on tonight." Later when he got a second hit they referenced this again talking about the study and that he got "one hit for each pants leg so far tonight."

This is all hysterical!

This study also includes a link to photos showing three subsets of pants tightness. LOL!



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 16, 2018, 12:54:14 PM

In related news...you must see this video of Kiké Hernandez in
the dugout last night to see why he's a fan favorite. And you can
judge if he has on his tightest pants or not!

https://www.reddit.com/r/Dodgers/comments/97asd9/can_we_get_kik%C3%A9_to_spray_the_bullpen/

Watch in full screen.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 16, 2018, 01:34:05 PM
He possesses a most pleasant posterior.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 16, 2018, 02:02:11 PM

    ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 16, 2018, 02:50:26 PM
An agglomeration of glamorously globular glutes.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 17, 2018, 07:09:34 PM
What a study and video!! that's hilarious....maybe KC can start showing the dugout antics instead of showing the losing games all the time!! Great idea!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 24, 2018, 01:05:36 PM
Kiké Hernandez


Today is Kiké's 27th birthday.
Born in 1991. As Bette Davis
says in "The Star"...how young
can you be?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 24, 2018, 01:06:34 PM

As for all of our teams, Fritz and John,
there's not much joy in Mudville today.

Is there?

 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 24, 2018, 03:29:19 PM
Very little, unfortunately.

Our houseguest is from near Cleveland, and he has convinced me that they deserve to win the WS, since they've been out of the victor's spot the longest. But we'll see.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on August 24, 2018, 06:57:55 PM
Well, I'm watching my losing Royals again tonight.....arrggghhhh!! Perez just hit a 3 run homer though.....you never know, right? LOL....I usually record all the games so I can ZOOM through them, no ads to listen to........but, I'm late to the game tonight.....still 3-0 though.....time to cook some sketti too, a guarantee something good will happen tonight!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 24, 2018, 09:49:27 PM
Very little, unfortunately.

Our houseguest is from near Cleveland, and he has convinced me that they deserve to win the WS, since they've been out of the victor's spot the longest. But we'll see.

That's true Fritz, but the next teams behind them would all say:
"At least you've won one."

Years                                 Last Won   
69    Cleveland Indians         1948    
57    Texas Rangers              Never (franchise began 1961)
49    Milwaukee Brewers       Never (franchise began 1969)
49    San Diego Padres          Never (franchise began 1969)
49    Washington Nationals   Never (franchise began 1969)
41    Seattle Mariners           Never (franchise began 1977)

And you, Fritz, would say to the three teams above you, "At least you played in a World Series."
___

I rooted for the Indians both times in the 90's.

I would have rooted for them two years ago, but...the Cubs.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 01:43:47 PM
For the three MLB games played this weekend, this is the second year they
are having a players weekend with players nicknames on the back and most
stadiums will announce the players that way the first time through the
batting order.

The uniforms have been designed with a tribute to the youth league teams
and their colorful uniforms.

A sampling from each team.  Can you spot your teams Jonn & Fritz?
(I'm not sure which ones are for your teams.)

(https://securea.mlb.com/assets/images/2/6/0/289568260/cuts/960x540/cut.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 01:46:58 PM

Here are the colorful caps for each team. (Those I can indentify, lol!)

(http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2018/08/2018-MLB-Players-Weekend-Caps-All-Teams-590x612.jpg)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 25, 2018, 01:53:19 PM
Same here. And not the other ones.

I wonder who's the player named Biceps, I'd like to see him flex.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 01:56:56 PM

The jersey on the previous page for the Dodgers has the nickname Ferris!
That's what the Dodger players call our new very young very good pitcher
whose name is Walker Buehler.  LOL!  Interestingly, he is not in the rotation
this weekend...so he will indeed have a day off!

_____________

There are some really amusing nicknames and I could spend dozens of posts with them
there are so many, but one I want to mention caught my eye in an article because the
writer used the term "throwing shade."  LOL!

In the author's article about the players nickname jerseys he said that Josh Phegley of the
Oakland Athletics was thrwoing some serious shade at the front office by choosing PTBNL
as his nickname.

In case you don't know, that is a reference to player trades where the team gets a Player To Be Named Later.
I just laughed when I saw that.

(http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2018/08/Player-to-be-Named-Later-Oakland-Athletics-Players-Weekend-Jersey-2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 02:23:15 PM

So I was watching the Dodger game last night and our pitcher was doing really well
and I notice that the nickname on the back of his jersey is Dick Mountain.   :o
I was wondering if he was trying to tell us something?  That also made me laugh!
Our pitcher's name is Rich Hill and it took me awhile to figure out the nickname
came from that.  Richard-Dick.  Hill-Mountain.

Plus we won last night and every team ahead of us in the Division or Wild Card race LOST.

Good times.

Good times ahead?  Hope.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 25, 2018, 02:24:36 PM
 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 25, 2018, 02:40:40 PM
Just saw that the Giants catcher Buster Posey is out for 6-8 months due to hip surgery. Some think this may be career ending for him.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 04:00:56 PM
Just saw that the Giants catcher Buster Posey is out for 6-8 months due to hip surgery.
Some think this may be career ending for him.


(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab309/dirtyneon9/buster1.jpg)

I'd be willing to nurse him back to health.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 04:02:11 PM

Especially if he looked at me like that.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 25, 2018, 04:08:03 PM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlZHg4GWwAIls2g.jpg)

I think Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander got away cheap yesterday. I wouldn't have been so charitable.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 25, 2018, 05:08:48 PM

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab309/dirtyneon9/buster1.jpg)

I'd be willing to nurse him back to health.



You and me both, Lyle!!! ;)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 25, 2018, 05:16:18 PM
Well, just got finished watching 2 weeks of Little League baseball games. They were great games as always.

South Korea and Hawaii, both undefeated, will play in the championship game tomorrow. It should be a very good game.

Hawaii's pitcher pitched a no run 3 hit game in 5 1/2 innings and had 15 strike outs.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 26, 2018, 11:29:45 AM

Linda, I watched several of the little league games, too, and was rooting for Hawaii!
Especially now with their tropical troubles happening.

Thanks for reminding me of this so I can watch that game today.

I loved when all the MLB players were there interacting with them.
I can't recall that kind of thing happening there before, that was really nice, I thought.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2018, 12:51:09 PM
Linda, I watched several of the little league games, too, and was rooting for Hawaii!
Especially now with their tropical troubles happening.

Thanks for reminding me of this so I can watch that game today.

I loved when all the MLB players were there interacting with them.
I can't recall that kind of thing happening there before, that was really nice, I thought.


I especially loved that day as well, Lyle. Also the game the Mets and the Phillies played there was great and as the announcers were saying, this will probably be the only time these kids will be able to see a major league game, especially the international teams.

Next year the Cubs and the Pirates will play.

Also the parents of the Georgia team, who Hawaii defeated, took up a donation to be given to the Salvation Army in Hawaii to help with the hurricane victims.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 26, 2018, 01:16:24 PM

YES Linda I loved the game the Mets & Phillies played there!
So great. I can't recall if they said that was ever done before,
do you?  I don't recall one. Glad to know it will continue next
year! And bless those parents of the Georgia team. We have
to look to the youngsters and their fans for peace of mind that
there's still some good out there!
___

Little League World Series starting!  Go Hawaii!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 26, 2018, 01:17:17 PM


If anyone wants to see the MLB "players weekend" colorful uniforms in action
here's MLB's daily video of every home run hit yesterday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF4oUhZ11f8

Although they mistitled the video:

Home Runs of the Day: 8/35/2018

I know this month has seemed to go on and on and on,
but I don't think yesterday was August 35th.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2018, 02:30:43 PM
YES Linda I loved the game the Mets & Phillies played there!
So great. I can't recall if they said that was ever done before,
do you?  I don't recall one. Glad to know it will continue next
year! And bless those parents of the Georgia team. We have
to look to the youngsters and their fans for peace of mind that
there's still some good out there!
___

Little League World Series starting!  Go Hawaii!


Last year, 2017, was the first year for this and it was such a huge success that they decided to continue it, as all the ML teams have all expressed interest in getting involved in this program.

Successfully launched in August 2017, the MLB Little League Classic gave big leaguers and Little League players a place to meet and learn from one another during MLB's first annual Player's Weekend. The Cardinals and Pirates competed in the first Classic, with Pittsburgh winning, 6-3.

"The interactions throughout the day between the Major League Players and Little Leaguers was something that those involved will remember forever," Manfred said. "We are pleased to once again have the opportunity to help create these special memories next August."
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 26, 2018, 04:15:51 PM

Good News for Hawaii!

(https://localtvwnep.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/llws-hawaii.jpeg)

Hawaii, representing the USA, wins the Little League World Series, 3-0.



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2018, 07:08:17 PM
I was so glad they won! They really deserved it!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2018, 04:35:35 AM
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and asked any members who wanted to assist with the forum finances, to make a donation to help keep the forum online.

We received enough in donations to keep the forum online from May of 2016 to October of 2018.  This kept us from having to ask for donations
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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2018, 02:38:32 PM

Fritz,

Did you know anything about the Nationals Daniel Murphy who was recently traded to the Cubs?


Daniel Murphy Makes Things Worse with His New Message to Gay Cubs Fans
The Chicago Cubs will parade Murphy, an avowed Christian homophobe, in front of gay fans this Sunday.
by Cyd Zeigler / Aug 23, 2018

Murphy did nothing to quell the concerns of LGBTQ Cubs fans that an avowed homophobe was now a part of their favorite team. When he was asked after his first game if he had any comment for gay fans who were concerned with the Cubs’ acquisition of him, he was trite at best.

“Oh dear,” he said, as he looked off dismissively into space. In other words: These gay people are just so damn overly sensitive when Christians like me say they bad things about them. He went on with an I-couldn’t-care-less-what-those-gays-think answer about how gay fans should continue to cheer for the Cubs.  Murphy certainly hasn’t made it any easier for any of them to cheer for their favorite team with his comments this week.

More HERE (https://www.outsports.com/2018/8/23/17774542/daniel-murphy-gay-chicago-cubs-christian-pride).
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2018, 02:40:08 PM

Daniel Murphy Draws Boos from Gay Cubs Fans at Pride Night Game
by Cyd Zeigler / Aug 27, 2018

When the Chicago Cubs traded for Daniel Murphy, who has spoken publicly about his opposition to the gay “lifestyle” based on his Christian beliefs, they did it just five days ahead of the team’s annual “Out At Wrigley” game, designed to welcome the LGBTQ community to Wrigley Field. That didn’t sit well with a lot of gay fans. According to Bill Gubrud, organizer of Out At Wrigley, the news of Murphy’s acquisition dramatically increased interest in the LGBTQ event. Gubrud said in the last few days he fielded calls from many people, including out-of-town visitors, who specifically wanted to attend the game with the community to demonstrate solidarity against Murphy’s stated beliefs. “I will always root for the Cubs,” Gubrud said, “but I can’t for him.”

Cubs owners Tom and Laura Ricketts showed up at the LGBTQ section during the game and answered people’s questions about the Murphy acquisition, a noble gesture to the community. Laura is an out lesbian.

More HERE (https://www.outsports.com/2018/8/27/17788876/chicago-cubs-gay-christian-daniel-murphy-wrigley).
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2018, 02:42:06 PM
This is a Chicago Sun Times article about this issue:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/anti-gay-comments-cub-daniel-murphy-advocates-inclusion/

...wherein Murphy says this:

"We [as Christians] love the people. We disagree with the lifestyle. That’s the way I would describe it for me.”

And Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says this:

"After reaching out to openly gay Billy Bean, a former player and currently Major League Baseball’s ambassador for inclusion,
to seek input before making the trade, the Cubs were satisfied enough with the feedback to make the deal."


...wherein I say:

Of course, the problem with Christian's beliefs being "We love the people, we disagree with the lifestyle," is that
it implies there is something wrong with the people and or their actions. Being gay isn't like living a lifestyle of
drinking or taking drugs or criminal acts. Those are behaviors that aren't healthy or what have you. "Christians"
don't believe being gay is just intrinsic to who someone is, the way they were born, so when they say we love
the person, not the lifestyle it is very hollow sounding to LGBT people. It's like condemning and/or rejecting you
for just being you. It's as offensive as telling a black person that we love black people, but we disagree with the
fact you are black.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2018, 02:49:21 PM

Anyway, I found out about all that because i was reading this article:

The Dodgers Have Had Major League Baseball’s Only 2 Openly Gay Players
Glenn Burke and Billy Bean both wore Dodger Blue.
By Jim Buzinski

Article HERE (https://www.outsports.com/2017/10/24/16533074/world-series-dodgers-astros-gay-billy-bean-glenn-burke).

It is recalled that the Dodgers — trying to stifle rumors that a popular player was gay — offered Burke $75,000 to get married. His reply: “I guess you mean to a woman?”

Burke was a starter on the 1977 Dodgers team that played in the World Series against the Yankees and was very popular in the clubhouse. In the Series that year, Burke batted .200. His trade to Oakland stunned his Dodgers teammates; his openness about his sexual orientation was a factor in him being traded. The Dodgers and their manager, Tom Lasorda, presented a version of themselves as a clean-cut, All-American team and a flamboyantly gay player could not be tolerated, especially one who hung out with Lasorda’s gay son.

After turning down the Dodgers’ marriage bribe, Burke decided to hang out more and more with Tommy Lasorda Jr. (“Spunky’), himself a gay man and the son of the team's manager, Tommy Lasorda.
_______________

I know that these two have been mentioned before, maybe on the history thread, but I thought the article was interesting.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 29, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
Fritz,

Did you know anything about the Nationals Daniel Murphy who was recently traded to the Cubs?


Daniel Murphy Makes Things Worse with His New Message to Gay Cubs Fans
The Chicago Cubs will parade Murphy, an avowed Christian homophobe, in front of gay fans this Sunday.
by Cyd Zeigler / Aug 23, 2018

Murphy did nothing to quell the concerns of LGBTQ Cubs fans that an avowed homophobe was now a part of their favorite team. When he was asked after his first game if he had any comment for gay fans who were concerned with the Cubs’ acquisition of him, he was trite at best.

“Oh dear,” he said, as he looked off dismissively into space. In other words: These gay people are just so damn overly sensitive when Christians like me say they bad things about them. He went on with an I-couldn’t-care-less-what-those-gays-think answer about how gay fans should continue to cheer for the Cubs.  Murphy certainly hasn’t made it any easier for any of them to cheer for their favorite team with his comments this week.

More HERE (https://www.outsports.com/2018/8/23/17774542/daniel-murphy-gay-chicago-cubs-christian-pride).

No I didn't, good that the Nats are rid of him. Things have been a bit busy here to pay a lot of attention to the Nats. Earl will see the surgeon tomorrow, apparently there is cancer in one of the lymph nodes that were removed.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 29, 2018, 03:01:53 PM
This is a Chicago Sun Times article about this issue:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/anti-gay-comments-cub-daniel-murphy-advocates-inclusion/

...wherein Murphy says this:

"We [as Christians] love the people. We disagree with the lifestyle. That’s the way I would describe it for me.”

And Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says this:

"After reaching out to openly gay Billy Bean, a former player and currently Major League Baseball’s ambassador for inclusion,
to seek input before making the trade, the Cubs were satisfied enough with the feedback to make the deal."


...wherein I say:

Of course, the problem with Christian's beliefs being "We love the people, we disagree with the lifestyle," is that
it implies there is something wrong with the people and or their actions. Being gay isn't like living a lifestyle of
drinking or taking drugs or criminal acts. Those are behaviors that aren't healthy or what have you. "Christians"
don't believe being gay is just intrinsic to who someone is, the way they were born, so when they say we love
the person, not the lifestyle it is very hollow sounding to LGBT people. It's like condemning and/or rejecting you
for just being you. It's as offensive as telling a black person that we love black people, but we disagree with the
fact you are black.

Yeah. They never quite think things through for the full import of their statement, since the members of the group they are in share those beliefs and also don't think of their import to others.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on August 29, 2018, 03:02:43 PM

It is recalled that the Dodgers — trying to stifle rumors that a popular player was gay — offered Burke $75,000 to get married. His reply: “I guess you mean to a woman?”


 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

I do remember hearing about his hanging out with Lasorda's gay son.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 30, 2018, 11:14:17 AM
Things have been a bit busy here to pay a lot of attention to the Nats. Earl will see the surgeon tomorrow,
apparently there is cancer in one of the lymph nodes that were removed.

I understand, Fritz!  I didn't know about Earl and wish him, and you, the best. I hope it's a minor
thing! I've had a friend dealing with some cancer for over a year and it's been pretty rough on him,
but things seemed to have changed for the better recently. A year! I really don't know how he's gone
through all what he has. I always ask his partner how he is doing as well because it's really an emotional
toll on everyone.

I'll manifest good results for y'all!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 01, 2018, 12:16:48 PM

Dodgers got one of your Nationals players (Ryan Madson) yesterday, Fritz, so maybe one of your team will be in the World Series... ;)

It's been close all summer...still close...too close...

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...   -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...  1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  1.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    6.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   21

The Dodgers have the most home runs in the NL. I think it's safe to say the Dodgers would be in first place
now if this statistic were not true:

Sixty-nine percent of the Dodgers' home runs this season have come with nobody on base. Yes, that leads the majors.

If even a slim percentage was taken off that number we'd have won several more games by now!
Take, for example, the game we played with the Mets two months ago. We had 7 home runs in that
game!  All solo. At the end of the 9th inning the score was 7-7. If just one person had been on base
for any of those home runs, no extra innings!

I repeat Vin Scully's line often enough because I guess it's comforting in an odd way, but...
"In the whole history of the Dodgers, both New York and Los Angeles, nothing has ever come easy."
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 01, 2018, 01:24:07 PM
Did you ever hear the Brooklyn Pinafore that the team did on the Fred Allen Show way back in November 1945?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33oavIr7kmM

It starts about 13:25

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 01, 2018, 03:50:30 PM
^^^

Thanks, Fritz, I had never heard that before! Nor have I ever heard a Fred Allen radio show.
I mostly know him from watching a lot of What's My Line? episodes recently and also I was
aware of the "Allen and Jack Benny feud" etc.!

I knew most of the topical references made in that radio show, too, yikes!  Heh!
Thanks for recommending it, I laughed out loud several times!

Speaking of Leo Durocher, he was a guest on one of The Joey Bishop Show episodes airing
now on Antenna-TV.

You would like the plot: "The Dodgers need a Master of Ceremonies for a banquet and Joey
immediately thinks of their number one NY fan, Phil Foster. A problem arises since Phil has
not forgiven the team for moving to Los Angeles. Dodger's coach Leo Durocher is asked to
win him over but instead tempers flare when they are both invited to Joey's house for dinner."
The February, 1964 episode is titled "Double Play from Foster to Durocher to Joey."

A few weeks later in May, 1964 they had another episode titled: "Joey and the L.A. Dodgers."
The plot is: "Joey has as his guests several members of the 1963 World Series Championship
L.A. Dodgers: Don Drysdale, Tommy Davis, Frank Howard, Willie Davis, Moose Skowron, Ron
Perranoski and Vin Scully. The teammates show off their various talents, the highlight being
Don Drysdale singing "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Joey, at 5' 8", has a great time kidding
6' 7" Frank Howard.

I know when the Dodgers arrived in Los Angeles, some of them were on various episodes of some
TV series, usually as themselves, but not always. I know that Sandy Koufax is featured in an episode
of Dennis the Menace. A couple others were on Mister Ed, wherein "Ed" tries out for the team, hits a
homerun and slides into home base. Really! On youtube I saw a mid-60's episode of the Hollywood Palace
with Maury Wills trading barbs with Milton Berle, singing and playing the banjo and in one of the sketches.
I'm sure there were others I don't know about!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 01, 2018, 03:58:49 PM
They sound very funny!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 02, 2018, 11:58:58 AM
The Dodgers have the most home runs in the NL. I think it's safe to say the Dodgers would be in first place
now if this statistic were not true:

Sixty-nine percent of the Dodgers' home runs this season have come with nobody on base. Yes, that leads the majors.

The Dodgers finally had a home run last night that scored more than one run!

We got three runs!

Won against the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2!

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...  6.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   21
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 02, 2018, 03:28:21 PM
Geaux Dodgers! (Never thought I'd ever be saying that!  :laugh: )

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 02, 2018, 08:32:43 PM
KC finally wins a SWEEP!! LORD!! Still a last place team, something has to change for the next season.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 03, 2018, 01:28:03 PM
Geaux Dodgers! (Never thought I'd ever be saying that!  :laugh: )

Me, neither!    :o
 :-*   Thanks, Fritz!

Musical chairs in the west continues:

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...  0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...    1
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...  7.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   21

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 03, 2018, 02:05:00 PM
But that doesn't mean I've forgiven the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn!  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 03, 2018, 08:05:03 PM
So NOW, KC has won 6 in a row!!  :o :o :o :o a real WINNING STREAK for them....are there enough games left in the season to pull them UP out of last place?? You think? LOL.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 03, 2018, 08:18:20 PM
And the Nats have gotten back to .500 after the win today.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 01:06:36 AM
So NOW, KC has won 6 in a row!!  :o :o :o :o a real WINNING STREAK for them....are there enough games left in the season to pull them UP out of last place?? You think? LOL.... :D :D :D


Wow!  The Dodgers haven't even had a 6 game winning streak this year!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 01:06:57 AM
And the Nats have gotten back to .500 after the win today.

Even Steven!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 01:27:09 AM

If this keeps up all month I'm going to be a nervous wreck.

In the span of three days, the Dodgers, D'Backs and Rockies have all occupied 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Today that order is:

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...   0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...   1.5
.(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...   8
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   21.5

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 01:27:57 AM
ESPN did an article about "What it means to be in first place on September 1st."
Last year the Dodgers were ahead in the division by 16 games. This year the Indians
are ahead in their division by 14 games.

The articles asks: But what does that lead get you? Since 1996, only two of 16 teams to lead their division by 14
or more games entering September have gone on to win the World Series.

Largest Division Leads Entering September Since 1996

                      Lead on Sept. 1       Won World Series?
1999 Indians           20                             No
1998 Yankees          18                             Yes
2008 Angels             17                             No
2002 Braves             17                             No
2001 Mariners          17                             No
2017 Dodgers           16                             No
2006 Mets                15 1/2                       No
2004 Cardinals          15 1/2                       No
2017 Nationals          15                             No
2016 Cubs                 15                             Yes
2013 Braves              15                              No
1998 Padres              15                              No
2018 Indians             14                               ?
2005 Cardinals          14                              No
2003 Braves              14                              No
2002 Twins               14                              No
1998 Braves              14                              No
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 04, 2018, 08:12:27 AM
I love how Lyle is just FULL of information!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 10:06:59 AM

You were going to say "full of it" weren't you?  ;)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 04, 2018, 12:00:18 PM

Baseball players I keep getting mixed up.

Aaron Nola
Nolan Arenado
___

Aaron Nola (Phillies)
Arenado (Rockies)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 05, 2018, 11:38:17 AM
You were going to say "full of it" weren't you?  ;)
bwwwaahhaaaa!! No, I wasn't even thinking that!  :o....it was a compliment...... :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 05, 2018, 11:39:22 AM
BTW, the Royals win streak ended last night, in glorious fashion, for the Indians, I guess!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 06, 2018, 10:32:47 AM
^^^
The Indians don't need it!  They're the surest division winner this year!
_______


Remember when cheating used to be frowned upon? Now it's just entertaining and no big deal.

The Dodgers lost a game in the standings this week afrter a 4 - 2 loss with the Mets, of all teams this year.
Maybe this incident wouldn't have made any difference to the outcome, but...take away an out and you never
know. Momentum can change quickly in a game.

What am I talking about?

The Mets Todd Frazier Stole An Out Away From The Dodgers By Using A Fake Baseball

Todd Frazier is having his work in the field revealed as clever hoaxes. Because, as it turns out, a diving grab he made that put him into the first row at Chavez Ravine never actually happened. The play occurred in the bottom of the second inning of Monday’s game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Frazier was tracking down a foul pop up and leapt into the stands to snag a ball off the bat of Alex Verdugo. After tumbling over the railing and getting helped back onto the playing surface by fans, he comes up with a ball in his glove and the umpire rules that he, indeed, caught it. But on Tuesday, SNY aired a report that included some investigative film work to prove that Frazier did not actually catch the ball Verdugo hit.

SNY’s Steve Gelbs did some research and realized that the ball Frazier had in his glove was already in the stands when he flew over the railing trying to catch the official MLB ball that Verdugo sent into souvenir territory. That ball ended up in the hands of a fan — you can see said fan waiving it at the umpire while he tried to decide what to rule on the play.

Two days later Frazier admitted to it before Wednesday night’s game — to the media and to Verdugo. The only doubt he expressed in his decision was tossing the fake ball back into the stands instead of throwing it to pitcher Jacob deGrom. The revelation did not surprise Verdugo. He had thought he saw the ball bobble out of Frazier’s glove in the replay.
_________________________

You can see this whole thing here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxtLE9mV6NQ
_________________________

You know, if the Dodgers had won the game it wouldn't bug me so much, but seeing as how this morning we are 1 1/2 games behind
Colorado instead of 1/2 a game going into a series with them, it does really irk me.

Shouldn't Frazier be fined or at least reprimanded for knowingly cheating? And then bragging about it? Some Mets fans are actually mad
at the reporter for finding out about this and bringing it up. Most others seem to just find this entertaining.

I'm just irked that the Dodgers lost and a cheating opportunity might possibly have contributed to it.
Clever hoaxes indeed.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 08, 2018, 02:34:39 PM

Are you moist today, Fritz?

Cubs, Nationals to Play Doubleheader Due to Rainout

Cubs manager (Maddon) wanted to play it through last night. But game was called.
Maddon said it's supposed to rain all weekend for three days (true?) and he didn't want
to have to reschedule any game as they have, I guess, 23 games in a row!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 08, 2018, 02:46:40 PM

According to the game page on the ESPN site, the afternoon game hasn't started yet.
Apparently they're going to start the doubleheader at 5pm!  Cubs aren't happy.

Article about the strange goings on with this happenstance here:

What Was With That Crazy Rain Delay Friday Night at Nationals Park?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/crazy-rain-delay/? (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/09/08/what-was-with-that-crazy-rain-delay-friday-night-at-nationals-park/?utm_term=.1df49e243be9)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 08, 2018, 04:20:02 PM
Are you moist today, Fritz?

Cubs, Nationals to Play Doubleheader Due to Rainout

Cubs manager (Maddon) wanted to play it through last night. But game was called.
Maddon said it's supposed to rain all weekend for three days (true?) and he didn't want
to have to reschedule any game as they have, I guess, 23 games in a row!

We had a whale of a rain last night, today has had some precip, but not very much.

Tomorrow looks very rainy, which might spoil our parish picnic some.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 09, 2018, 08:48:43 AM
I can't pass this up, Lyle!! Usually when someone asks if you are 'moist', it's in a sexual context!! bwwwaaaahhhaaaa!! Sorry, I couldn't help it! I nice hearty laugh first thing in the morning!!

On another note, KC Royals WON last night, and the new Pitcher was well into the 9th inning before running out of steam!!

KC Chiefs play today, out in California somewhere!! I'll have to record that one..........
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 09, 2018, 10:23:10 AM

Heh!  I wondered if the dictionary definition hinted at that, Jonn, so I looked.
The regular dictionaries don't, but the Urban DIctionary did, partly saying,
"Moist is the perfect word to make others uncomfortable."

If that's the case, I hope you didn't feel uncomfortable Fritz!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 09, 2018, 01:38:03 PM
Not in the least, Lyle! And the parish picnic went off OK, there were tents for the cooking and people ate in the parish hall and other rooms. And we had some Peruvian and Bolivian folk dancing, which was nice.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 10, 2018, 09:03:07 AM
The Chiefs win it against the LA Chargers in the season opener. But WHERE were all the LA fans? A lot of empty seats there.....maybe they are boycotting the NFL over that kneeling issue? KC young QB 'looked' like the real deal yesterday, but time will tell. He did a good job. So, so young though... :o.....

Let's see what did the Royals do, oh, yeah, lost on a Walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th.......ho-hum!!  ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2018, 11:45:27 AM
Not in the least, Lyle! And the parish picnic went off OK, there were tents for the cooking and people ate in the parish hall and other rooms. And we had some Peruvian and Bolivian folk dancing, which was nice.

Glad it worked out, Fritz, despite the rain.  I always think, if possible, outdoor events should have an alternate plan if the weather is such, and it sounds like there was!  Personally, I'd love to have a rainy day like that! We haven't been moist for quite a long time.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2018, 12:17:52 PM
The Chiefs win it against the LA Chargers in the season opener. But WHERE were all the LA fans? A lot of empty seats there.....maybe they are boycotting the NFL over that kneeling issue? KC young QB 'looked' like the real deal yesterday, but time will tell. He did a good job. So, so young though... :o.....

As I don't pay attention to football, I was wondering where the Chargers are playing.  It seems that until a new stadium
is being built, which will be shared with the Rams, they are playing at the StubHub center. From a Chargers article in early 2017:

While the team waits for the new stadium, the Chargers will temporarily play its home games at StubHub Center — a tiny stadium built in 2003 for Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy — and it’s actually a great idea. The 27,000 seat stadium will be expanded slightly to hold 30,000 for Chargers games — an impossibly small number for a league that hasn’t had a single team average fewer than 50,000 fans in the last five years.

For the Los Angeles Rams, who moved to LA during the 2016 offseason, or the Oakland Raiders, who also applied for relocation to LA in 2016, the StubHub Center wouldn’t make sense at all. Both built large fan bases in the city during lengthy tenures in LA, but the Chargers played just one season in the city in 1960 before cultivating a home in San Diego.

So starting the team’s tenure in LA in a stadium where attendance won’t be an issue is a good way to introduce the franchise. Yes, the quality of the team will be paramount, but the gameday experience for fans should be fun. The StubHub Center is on the campus of Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and is just off the 405 freeway. Make no mistake, the Chargers have an uphill battle. Los Angeles football fans are notoriously fickle and will not stick around long for a team that struggles to get in the win column. Especially one that doesn’t have much of a fan base in LA to begin with.


Theoretically, one should be able to get there from most places in Los Angeles by freeway in around 45 minutes. But it can take that long to get to Dodger Stadium in the middle of L.A., so I don't think a drive south of Compton in the Torrance area is necessarily a draw. I'm sure the ticket prices are premium, too.

So, it's probably not any particular boycott, Jonn, of the team. Without a football team for so long and then having two, you're splitting an interested football fan base in two and it makes sense the fans would gravitate to the one with a history more or less.

From an article today:

The Los Angeles Chargers opened the second season of their “Fight for LA” and it’s going just about as well as the first year. The Bolts opened the season by welcoming the Kansas City Chiefs to Los Angeles. Apparently a huge chunk of K.C.’s fanbase came along for the ride. I’m gonna shock you here, but the crowd at the StubHub Center was overwhelmingly packed with opposing fans. It was a sea of red.

The article has a screen shot from TV and wrote: ""Chargers home game. There is no red in the Chargers uniform."
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dmr8ThBUcAAoDKM.jpg)

And they said:

Even Chargers great Dan Foots ripped the situation on CBS’ national broadcast. "Dean Spanos and his idiot sons ignored when everyone told them this exact scenario would play out. Now they're in a city that doesn’t want them, have no fans and their team is an embarrassment on the field, losing 38-28 in its opener. This is so pathetic and stupid it’s hilarious. It's also a continuing source of embarrassment for the NFL."

Yikes!


Let's see what did the Royals do, oh, yeah, lost on a Walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th.......ho-hum!!  ;D

Same thing happened to Houston.  :)
(Technically it was a walk-off hit.)
Same result!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 10, 2018, 07:00:27 PM
So, perhaps that's the clue here, LA didn't really care to have the Chargers move in......?? Millions of people living in that metro area, surely they could fill a stadium, no? Yes, I did note all the RED in the stands, I was surprised to see that too!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 10, 2018, 07:44:31 PM
I'm recording the KC game tonight, watch it later. This always gets a little BUSY for me, MLB, NFL and all the college games too....busy times!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 11, 2018, 09:33:07 AM
So, perhaps that's the clue here, LA didn't really care to have the Chargers move in......?? Millions of people living in that metro area, surely they could fill a stadium, no? Yes, I did note all the RED in the stands, I was surprised to see that too!


I'm not qualified to comment as I really don't know what L.A. football fans have in mind. Maybe they just got used to not having
a team here for, what was it, thirty years? And who can afford the ticket prices for even decent seats at sporting events nowadays.
Seems like they're for the 1%.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2018, 10:36:41 AM

I'm not qualified to comment as I really don't know what L.A. football fans have in mind. Maybe they just got used to not having
a team here for, what was it, thirty years? And who can afford the ticket prices for even decent seats at sporting events nowadays.
Seems like they're for the 1%.



This is why I got so pissed when they moved the 49ers down to Santa Clara right in the heart of Silicon valley. It's 45 miles from San Francisco, and as you said the average Joe and family cannot afford the tickets. Nosebleed seats are $85 to $106. An average family of four cannot afford this. Plus being in the middle of Silicon valley, most have not realized that the tech nerds really don't do sports or watch sports. Of course it IS close to Atherton and Menlo Park which has the most expensive real estate in the country.

In case you haven't figured it out, this is one of my soap box issues.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 12, 2018, 02:44:07 PM
^^^

And it's a good one.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 16, 2018, 11:43:38 AM
If this keeps up all month I'm going to be a nervous wreck.

In the span of three days, the Dodgers, D'Backs and Rockies have all occupied 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Today that order is:

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...   0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...   1.5
.(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...   8
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...   21.5


About two weeks later that order is:

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/lad.png&h=40&w=40)...    -
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/col.png&h=40&w=40)...   0.5
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=40&w=40)...     4
.(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=40&w=40)...    12
(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/mlb/500/scoreboard/sd.png&h=40&w=40)...     23

And yes I've been a nervous wreck.  During that two weeks the Dodgers played Arizona and won 3 of 4. They played
the Rockies and won 2 of 3. Then we played two last place teams...the Mets, and lost 2 of 3 and then Cincinnati, and
lost 2 of 3...WTF?  We were three games behind at one point in the last two weeks. So I was extremely worried when
the Dodgers flew into St. Louis on Thursday for a 4 game series. We lost a 3 game series, all three games, to them in
August in L.A.  The Cardinals have been a nemesis for the Dodgers the past 5 years in the play-offs and I really felt we
could be in big trouble with a team who was in the Wild Card race in front of us.  Somehow, to my surprise, we won the
first game, won the second game, won the third, too! So today we are first in the West by 1/2 game again and we moved
ahead of St. Louis in the Wild Card race. Actually we knocked the Rockies into the Wild Card race yesterday.

So I feel like I have all month today, a nervous wreck, except right now we are in 1st place. There's two weeks to go and
each team has 13 games left, give or take a couple. After today's game in St. Louis we'll either be ahead of Colorado by a
game and a half or behind them a half-game. The Dodgers have 3 games apiece with each team in our Division starting
with those Rockies tomorrow night. All of our division teams would like nothing better than to knock us around. The last
three games are with the Giants in San Francisco and those fans really hate us. They are going to be brutal and they are
probably already practicing their Beat L.A. chant.

I just turned on the radio to listen to the Dodger/Cardinals game, but apparently they both agreed to be ESPN's game of the
week which starts at 5pm here, 8pm eastern. So their turnaround flying back to L.A. will be shorter. But they agreed to it, so
I hope they know what they're doing!


 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 17, 2018, 03:28:50 PM

12 More Games!

As of right now:

(https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2018/09/17/d26a96e4-b629-49bc-8d82-0c79e5d97413/resize/670x377/a117568350c11f9c12c54cccfad4af1d/mlb-playoff-bracket-2018.jpg)

Colorado won and Dodgers lost yesterday so first is reversed from yesterday.

Rockies   -
Dodgers .5

Tonight the Dodgers start playing a three game series with Colorado in L.A.

Nervous wreck time.

That means after Wednesday night's game we will see one of these results.

Win 3
Dodgers  -
Rockies 2.5

Win 2
Dodgers  -
Rockies  .5

Win 1
Rockies  -
Dodgers 1.5

Win 0
Rockies  -
Dodgers 3.5

You know which one I am envisioning.

See y'all Wednesday night!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 17, 2018, 06:10:42 PM

Hello Ultimate Brokeback Forum members.

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The last of the donations have come in, and the total will be released in the latest edition of The Daily Sheet
in the lead story.

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 17, 2018, 08:49:51 PM
Ok, so the KC Chiefs have won back-to-back ROAD games to start the season. This YOUNG QB, Mahomes seems to be the REAL DEAL, set some kind of NFL record on Sunday, I think it was 9 TD's in the first 2 games with NO interceptions? Maybe that was it, at any rate, the offense is doing GREAT, the defense? That's a whole nother story, they need some improvements for sure, but it's only the beginning here........KC fans will be totally PUMPED for the first home game, that's a given!!

All this FOOTBALL has taken me AWAY from the KC Royals who have won like 13 of the last 15 home games now, I think? That's an improvement for them, for sure!! All that NEW YOUNG talent showing up must have helped something!! I guess they lost yesterday and maybe tonight as well, I can't keep up with it now.!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 19, 2018, 11:38:03 PM
...after Wednesday night's game we will see one of these results.

Dodgers  -
Rockies 2.5

Dodgers  -
Rockies  .5

Rockies  -
Dodgers 1.5

Rockies  -
Dodgers 3.5

You know which one I am envisioning.

See y'all Wednesday night!


AND THE WINNER IS:

Dodgers  -
Rockies 2.5


OMG, I can't believe it!  We won all three games!
We have our largest lead of the entire season so far!
Only 9 games to go...this was huge and so exciting!
I really can't believe we won all three games!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 21, 2018, 09:46:45 AM
Good news for you Lyle!!

KC Royals have lost 3 in a row now!! I bet they'll be GLAD when the misery of this year is over.......on to the 2019 season with all this new young talent in place. Should be a totally different season then.....I hope!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 21, 2018, 10:57:27 AM

Yes, it is exciting, Jonn, and all that comes with that.

 




Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 22, 2018, 12:30:22 PM
...and all that comes with that.

Meaning it "ain't over 'til it's over..."

The Dodgers pattern for the last half of this season has been winning series from the best teams
and playing down to the worst teams, meaning we lost 7 of 8 to Cincinnati!  In last place. We won
recent series from Colorado, Arizona and St. Louis, but we lost them to the Mets and Reds.

Ponder this L.A. Times article yesterday:

Final Stretch Shouldn’t Be Perilous for Dodgers But ...
http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-rockies-hernandez-20180919-story.html


Consider how the Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games, reflect on the stop-and-go nature of their season over the previous 5½ months and the upcoming home series against the last-place Padres that opens Friday starts to looks suspiciously similar to a trap door.

October is almost here and in more than one way. With nine games remaining in the regular season, the Dodgers have a 2 ½-game edge over the second-place Rockies. They are on the verge of claiming their sixth consecutive National League West crown. A place in one of the NL’s two division series is all but theirs. If they can beat the San Diego Padres first.

If?

Well, this is 2018, and if there's a collection of Dodgers who can blow a 2 ½-game lead in a week and a half, it's this group.

________________

Well, last night we lost the opener, at Dodger Stadium, 5 - 3, against a team that we beat, up until yesterday, 12 games to 4 this year. And we may have swept Colorado, but they're beating everyone else as they did Arizona last night, so we are now only 1 1/2 games in front.  And our Wild Card rival the Cardinals are winning, too.

For some reason this year, the Dodgers have been spooked by last place teams. The ones mentioned. Miami. OMG and WTF?  Did I mention we really lost 7 out of 8 games to the Cincinnati Reds? Their record is 66-89. The Padres are 62-92.

Don't look now, but the National League leading game winning team the Chicago Cubs, who have been in first place in their division for most of the entire season are suddenly having problems. Pitching problems, injuries and a player suspended this week because of wife abuse allegations. The Cubs lost to the Chicago White Sox last night. Their record is near the same as the Padres, 61 - 92. The Milwaukee Brewers, in second place, are on a hot streak and as of this morning the Cubs are now only 1 1/2 games ahead. Dodgers and Cubs are in limbo this morning as the Rockies and Brewers are battling.

I'm glad for this outlet to vent.
Get your act together Dodgers!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 23, 2018, 10:52:11 AM
The Nats beat the Mets last night, but are mathematically eliminated from any post-season contention. Darn.

OK, geaux Dodgers! Just for you, Lyle!

And I still haven't forgiven them for leaving Brooklyn.  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 23, 2018, 12:24:13 PM
Sorry about the Nationals season, Fritz!

Don't you hate hearing "wait'll next year" sometimes?
At least there is a next year for your favorite teams,
unlike a film you want to win best picture and then
it doesn't.
___

I read this week that one of the Nationals pitchers did something that's never been
done before, or else maybe rarely done--he threw a pitch that hit three people. He
hit the batter, then it hit the catcher and then it hit the umpire. But more amazing.
In his next pitching start he did the same thing. Threw a ball that hit three people!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 23, 2018, 12:31:16 PM
Thanks for the Dodgers shout out, Fritz!  :-*

It's been 60 years since they left Brooklyn!   :o

I was paying attention to the patches the Dodgers have been wearing all season
when I saw a game on TV last week...

(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/focal/600/316/49/53/1*fLCpGvp03m6KHv-T-hcaAw.png)

...and I was wondering what year will they have been in Los Angeles longer
than they were in Brooklyn, but I don't know how to find out that answer.
One reason I don't is--do you count the years the teams had a different name
before they became the Dodgers, and things like that.
___

The last regular season home game at Dodger Stadium is this afternoon in two hours.
I'm hoping we win, of course. Today is Dodger Matt Kemp's 34th Birthday and he stands
at having 999 career hits!  It would be nice to have him hit 1000 today!

With only 7 games left in the season we cannot even be sure we'll get to the postseason
as of today!  Lordy!  This whole Dodger season has felt like Game 5 of last year's World Series
when the lead changed a number of times with agonizing ups & downs and turned out to be
the 2nd longest WS game ever and the score ended up 13-12.  (Still haven't gotten over it.)

Team                        1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9    10           R      H      E
Los Angeles Dodgers  3      0      0      1      3      0      1      1      3     0           12     14     1
Houston Astros          0      0      0      4      3      0      4      1      0     1           13     14     1

This was the score throughout the game at any given time.

0-0
3-0
4-0
4-4
7-4
7-7
8-7
8-11
9-11
9-12
12-12
12-13

That's what this entire season has felt like!
I just hope the outcome is different this time!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 23, 2018, 12:36:13 PM
I always remember a MAD magazine story that involved the Dodgers a few years after the move, and their caps still had a B on them, X'ed out with LA hand-written next to the letter!  ;D

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 23, 2018, 06:55:12 PM
 ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/44154990714_10b88aa727_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 23, 2018, 07:36:19 PM
;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1945/44154990714_10b88aa727_b.jpg)

And the end of baseball season!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 24, 2018, 07:58:41 AM
HAPPY BOITDAY
LYLE
DAWLIN HAWT!!!!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 24, 2018, 10:44:31 AM
HAPPY, HAPPY DAY, Lyle!! Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 24, 2018, 10:47:49 AM
how about those KC Chiefs!!? Is Patrick Mahomes the REAL DEAL?? Who can really say, such a YOUNG LAD!! Great offense all around him, he's bound to succeed, no? He was a 3 sport athlete in High School, so I think that helps anyone who wants to go Pro.....IMHO, you understand.......
All of the opponents from here on out will have made adjustments and improvements, sometimes the first horse out of the gate doesn't end up winning the race!! I am excited for the team though, they REALLY need to work on their defense....that's the WEAK spot right now.....

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 09:41:04 AM

Thanks Fritz and Jonn!

Like our sports teams, not everything is as we wish.  Including Birthdays.
I got some very bad news yesterday morning concerning a friend who has
cancer and the prognosis is now pretty grim. It turns your emotions into a
spinning wheel with broken spokes.

And in an odd way it makes people's birthday wishes much more appreciated and meaningful.

Thanks, friends!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 10:03:19 AM

The American League MLB teams are set.  These teams will be in the playoffs:

EAST: Boston Red Sox
CENTRAL: Cleveland Indians
WEST: Houston Astros

WILD CARD TEAM:
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees


On the other hand:
6 days to go and five National League Teams are still not settled for the post season.

EAST: Atlanta Braves
CENTRAL: Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee Brewers (possibly St. Louis if they win every game left)
WEST: Los Angeles Dodgers or Colorado Rockies

WILD CARD TEAMS:
Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee Brewers or Los Angeles Dodgers or Colorado Rockies or St. Louis Cardinals

One of those five teams will come up short for the play-offs in either the division leader or Wild Card game.

I have my choice, which one would you rather not make it?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 10:09:40 AM

Fritz, good news, or at least "better" news, your Nationals moved into second place last night.
After struggling a lot this summer they've managed to play better recently, though they won't
get to the top. I hope they want to stay in 2nd place because they play Colorado the last three
games of the season.

You could help us out!

Plus: Bryce Harper has just gotten his first 100 RBI season!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 10:14:05 AM
The last regular season home game at Dodger Stadium is this afternoon in two hours.
I'm hoping we win, of course. Today is Dodger Matt Kemp's 34th Birthday and he stands
at having 999 career hits!  It would be nice to have him hit 1000 today!

We did win this game, 14-0!, and Matt Kemp did get his 1000th hit on his birthday.
In fact, he got three hits and stands at 1002 now.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 10:24:37 AM

Cubs and Dodgers hanging on to first place:

Cubs         -
Brewers  1 1/2

Games remaining:

Cubs, 6 games, all at home  3 w/Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 w/St. Louis Cardinals
Brewers, 5 games,  2 at St. Louis Cardinals, 3 home with Detroit Tigers
___

Dodgers     -
Rockies  1 1/2

Games remaining:

Dodgers, 5 games, all away  2 w/Arizona Diamondbacks, 3 w/San Francisco Giants
Rockies, 6 games, all at home  3 w/Philadelphia Phillies, 3 w/Washington Nationals

Suspense!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 25, 2018, 10:31:48 AM
Fritz, good news, or at least "better" news, your Nationals moved into second place last night.
After struggling a lot this summer they've managed to play better recently, though they won't
get to the top. I hope they want to stay in 2nd place because they play Colorado the last three
games of the season.

You could help us out!

Plus: Bryce Harper has just gotten his first 100 RBI season!

Still rooting for them to win, Lyle!

And sorry to hear about your friend. All the best.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 25, 2018, 11:17:13 PM
^^^

Thank you, Fritz.



Cubs and Dodgers hanging on to first place:

Cubs         -
Brewers  1 1/2
___

Dodgers     -
Rockies  1 1/2


Oh, no.

Cubs & Dodgers hanging on by a thread...Brewers won, Cubs lost.  Rockies won, Dodgers lost.

Cubs         -
Brewers  1/2
___

Dodgers     -
Rockies    1/2

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 27, 2018, 10:27:06 AM
^^^

Three of the possible 4 outcomes for the Dodgers last night would have been
okay: if both the Dodgers and the Rockies both won, the Dodgers and the Rockies
both lost, or the Dodgers won and the Rockies lost.

Of course...ugh...the Rockies won their 7th game in a row and Dodgers lost.

So this morning, with only three Dodger games left, we have gone to 2nd place.

Rockies       -
Dodgers    1/2

The Dodgers are off today, but the Rockies actually have another game tonight which means if they
win their 8th in a row, which they have not done all season (won 8 in a row) we will be 1 full game
behind. But if the Dodgers have an ounce of luck at all this season, we could be tied for first place.

The Rockies play their 4th game with Philadelphia tonight, a team that was see-sawing back and forth
for first place in their division just a couple weeks ago. They seem to have just cashed it in as the Rockies
won the first three games with these outrageous scores: 10-1, 10-3 and 14-0. A team should never get in
the position of needing help to stay afloat, but come on Phillies. Get your act together tonight.

The Dodgers are facing three games in San Francisco and they'd like nothing better than to keep us
from winning. Their best pitcher even had the manager rearrange his starts so he could play against us.
...sigh...

Meanwhile...

The Cubs and Brewers both won, leaving the Cubs 1/2 game ahead.

Cubs         -
Brewers  1/2

What last night also means is that no matter the outcome of the Cubs and Brewers next three games,
they will both be in the playoffs, either as the Division winner or in the Wild Card Slot. So, they both
will be playing to win the Division. Brewers might have an easier time, they are playing the sub-par
Detroit Tigers at home. The Cubs are playing the Cardinals at home and St. Louis is trying to stay
afloat in the Wild Card Race.

As of today, the second National League Wild Card spot has the Dodgers ahead of the Cardinals by 1 game.
That's the only good news for the Dodgers right now. The bad news is there's three games left.  The other
good news is that the Cubs won't be resting against St. Louis. They are going to want to win those games
for the Division title.

Right now it is possible that the Dodgers and Cubs could be in the WIld Card play-off game together.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 27, 2018, 10:31:20 AM

I heard a pretty astounding statistic. The Dodgers have had the best record in the National League since May 17th.

That's 4 months! The team has hit more home runs than any other National League team. (More than any Dodger
team has hit in one season ever!) They have the largest run differential with their opponents than any other NL team.
They have the lowest ERA of any starting pitching staff in the NL. We have 7 players who've hit 20 home runs or more.
An 8th player almost has twenty and two players who only played with us for two months have 13 each. (One because
he was a trade acquisition, the other because of an injury.)

If you had said that info to anyone before the season started you'd think we'd have won the division without any problem.
And here we sit 1/2 game out with three games left.

WTF?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2018, 10:31:54 AM
Good Luck!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 28, 2018, 10:03:36 AM

Thanks for this thread for being some therapy for me, heh!  I need it.

Fritz and John, the good news is that you guys don't have to go through all this angst following your teams this month.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 28, 2018, 10:04:33 AM
Well, three games to go and the NL is still up for grabs.

The Cubs are one game ahead of Milwaukee and either one could be the Central Division winner.
The good news for them both is that they will be in the playoffs, even if one team is the Wild Card team.

The Dodgers are 1 game behind the Rockies.  The Rockies have won 7 in a row.  Three from Arizona (whom
the Dodgers only won 1 out of 3 this week) and then they won 4 straight from the Phillies, who by all accounts
did not even show up to play. They now play Fritz's Nationals and I hope they actually come to play.

In the National League Wild Card, the top seed will be the Cubs or Brewers depending on who wins the division.
As of today the second seed is the Dodgers, 1 game over the Cardinals. So on Monday, the Cubs or Brewers will
play the Dodgers or Cardinals. No one wants to be in the Wild Card because you've got one game or you're out.
Those "one game" events are thrilling, but...

This doesn't reflect what will happen if the Cubs & Brewers or the Dodgers and Rockies are tied in their division
for first place. Each would have to play the other for the Division title before the Wild Card games. I happen to think
the "season series win" should be the tiebreaker, but MLB wants its exciting games. Despite the brutal schedules
for the teams involved.

I just looked up who would be the Division winners if they used the season series wins as the tie-breaker. Now I think
that should be the rule even more.  The Dodgers won the season series against the Rockies, 12-7, and the Cubs won
the season series against the Brewers, 11-8.

The last game the Dodgers played this week with Arizona, we had three (out of 4) outcomes that would have been
acceptable going forward. In those three we'd either be ahead by 1/2 game or 1 1/2 games. But the worst option
happened and we are now 1 game behind.

For tonight's game we really only have one acceptable option and that involves the Rockies losing. If we win and they
lose we'll be tied. The worst of the 4 options leaves us 2 games behind.

Like I said, also, this week, the Cubs are needing to win their games, too, and they are playing the Cardinals. They can
help us stay in the Wild Card Race.  It's not a good position to be in to have to depend on other teams doing what you
want. But that's where we are today.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 29, 2018, 10:39:45 AM
I've never seen an MLB season where so much is up in the air the last weekend.

Only 2 games left!

The Cubs beat the Cardinals yesterday so the Dodgers are 2 ahead for the Wild Card game.
This means the Cubs and the Brewers are guaranteed some playoff spot, but the division winner could still be either one.

The Rockies guaranteed themselves some playoff spot yesterday, by winning an incredible 8th game in a row. (Against your Nationals, Fritz.) They have not done that all year. Why now? Heh! But either they or the Dodgers still could win the Division.

The Dodgers won last night so are still 1 behind the Rockies.

There are scenarios where the Dodgers and Rockies and Cubs and Brewers are tied for their Division and would have to
have a one game play-off on Monday to determine the winner of the Division. Then the other team would have to play
the...oh let's just say it could be a mess of games for one or more teams.  Not to mention a whole lot of flights and moving from city to city and just getting all tired out while the Division leaders lie in wait. Sheesh!

It truly isn't over 'til it's over.

So much at stake in the very last two days!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on September 29, 2018, 03:20:50 PM
Better get your REST between games,  Lyle!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 29, 2018, 06:29:32 PM

 :D ;D :P

The Dodgers won their game today!  That means we will at least be in
the Wild Card Playoff game!  If Colorado loses tonight, we will be tied for
first place in the division.  So then if we both win or both lose tomorrow
there'd have to be a one game playoff for the division title. If either win
and the other lose, they will be the division winner!  The last day of the
season!  CRAZY!

Go Dodger boys!

 :o   :o    :o    :o    :o    :o


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 29, 2018, 06:30:30 PM

Fritz, the Dodger announcer on the radio just said "Tonight...Dodger fans are Nationals fans!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on September 29, 2018, 07:20:12 PM
Fritz, the Dodger announcer on the radio just said "Tonight...Dodger fans are Nationals fans!

 :D

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 30, 2018, 11:08:09 AM

The Nationals did it last night!  They stopped the Rockies eight game :o winning streak and won 12-2!

Today, with one game left the National League Central and West Divisions are up for grabs.
The Cubs & Brewers are tied for first place as are the Dodgers and the Rockies.

If the two tied teams in each division both win or both lose today, there would have to be a one game
play-off to determine the Division winner, which would be played tomorrow, Monday. (They SHOULD use
the season series between the two teams as the tie breaker, but they don't.) This game would determine
which two teams would play the Wild Card game to advance as well.

If one team in each division wins and the other loses, the winning team wins the division. The other team
would play in the Wild Card game.

All of this is very exciting if your preferred team wins, and devastating if they do not.

To make the day more exciting, all of the MLB games are starting at the exact same time.
12:00 Pacific
01:00 Mountain
02:00 Central
03:00 Eastern





Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 01, 2018, 09:49:16 AM

ALL of the teams in question won yesterday, and won pretty big,
all the winners in double digits and three of them shut outs...

Dodgers: 15
Giants:      0

Rockies:  12
Washington: 0

Cubs:  10
Cardinals: 5

Brewers: 15
Tigers: 0

...which means that there are an unprecedented TWO games today to decide
who wins the Central Division and West Division. This has never happened before.

The Cubs & Brewers are playing at 1pm EST.
The Dodgers & Rockies are playing at 4pm EST.

The winners of each game are the division champs.
The two remaining teams will each play an opponent to become the Wild Card Team.

MLB is calling it Game 163 for all teams involved. Which means they play with their same 40 man roster.

For the game in L.A. it will be 87° at game time. We've had a spike in temps this week. By Wednesday they
are expecting the temperatures to be 15 degrees lower. And rain. (What? Rain?)

The game in Chicago should be 72° (15 degrees cooler!) and they are expecting a rain shower at some point.

I'm exhausted already.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 01, 2018, 10:00:55 AM
Geaux Dodgers!

(I still can't believe I'm saying that.  ;) )

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 02, 2018, 10:37:20 AM

Dodgers - 5
Rockies  - 2

Brewers - 3
Cubs     -  1

DODGERS win!  I got to watch the game even though I had a lot on my plate yesterday. WHich means
I am very tired today.

Because of paying attention this whole season, even though we had a 5 - 0 lead in the 8th I wasn't
comfortable. And sure enough in the 9th the closer immediately gave up two home runs to make us
cringe!  I guess they like playing in hot weather, too, it was 90° at game time.

The Cubs didn't fare so well. They have to play the Rockies in Chicago today for the WIld Card winner spot.
That's the good news for them. The ROckies had to pack up from L.A. and make a 3 - 3 1/2 hour flight across
country.

The Dodgers get to have two days off and stay at home and welcome the Atlanta Braves in the first play-off
round game of the divisional series on Thursday. The winner of the WIld Card game will have to play the Brewers,
who are really hot this month. They were 5 1/2 games behind the Cubs on September 1st! If the Cubs win the
Wild Card game they'll be right back playing them again!

...and they're off...

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 02, 2018, 10:45:05 AM

Jonn, your former Royal, Lorenzo Cain, was responsible for the Brewers winning yesterday.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 02, 2018, 03:29:50 PM

And my friends and I were part of the total:

(https://i.redditmedia.com/WjZ6zs1sSD5TOcIN9Y-T3L0Z4At3rXClVeEjnwihnTg.jpg?w=320&s=37b8bab028c9e70ee61a8ddfa4713bb4)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 02, 2018, 03:32:25 PM
I don't know why, but I really like this photo from yesterday.

(https://firenewsfeed.com/image/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cub2NyZWdpc3Rlci5jb20vd3AtY29udGVudC91cGxvYWRzLzIwMTgvMTAvTEROLUwtRE9ER0VSUy1ST0NLSUVTLTEwMDItS0I0XzI3MDI4ODQzXzI2MDE3Mi5qcGc=)

There's actually a similar photo taken slightly to the right with a bit of a different movement that I saw
that I actually like better, but I cannot find that one anywhere online!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 02, 2018, 03:41:52 PM
And my friends and I were part of the total:

(https://i.redditmedia.com/WjZ6zs1sSD5TOcIN9Y-T3L0Z4At3rXClVeEjnwihnTg.jpg?w=320&s=37b8bab028c9e70ee61a8ddfa4713bb4)

Yay!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 03, 2018, 10:37:42 AM

The Cubs and Rockies Wild Card Game was pretty exciting last night, but
very long and seemed like torture for both teams near the finale. I started
to feel for both sides. I believe the game was 4 hrs. and 55 minutes.

The Cubs, who were in first place in their division nearly the entire time this
year, right up until the last week, came out on the bottom as the Colorado
Rockies pulled out the win 2-1 in the 13th inning.

Today the American League Wild Card Game will be played in New York.
The Yankees vs. the Oakland Athletics. I'm rooting for Oakland.

After that game the American and National League Division Series teams will
be in place.

National League
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies

American League
Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros
Boston Red Sox vs. NY or Oakland

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 03, 2018, 03:56:50 PM
Oh wow. I did not know Houston was in it again this year. Guess I'll have to watch it.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 04, 2018, 12:57:31 PM
The MLB POST-SEASON BEGINS...

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

...FIRST UP...

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/202427898273_/Los-Angeles-Dodgers-vs-Colo-Rockies-4-Tickets.jpg)   at   (https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Rockies at Brewers, 5:00 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Rockies at Brewers, 4:15 p.m. ET
Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Brewers at Rockies, 4:30 p.m. ET   (MLBN)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Brewers at Rockies
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Rockies at Brewers

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/51/full/d4tuokjsk1emtpesqfrinmwf4.png)   at   (http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Braves at Dodgers, 8:30 p.m. ET (MLBN)
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Braves at Dodgers, 9:30 p.m. ET
Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Dodgers at Braves, 8:00 p.m. ET
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Dodgers at Braves
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Braves at Dodgers



* if necessary
All games are on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) except the one marked MLBN
which is on the MLB network...if you can find it. Times listed are Eastern.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 04, 2018, 01:40:45 PM

ALDS begins tomorrow...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Friday...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7KAk2hYSEns/Teo7hulohzI/AAAAAAAADk8/JcDm08uFCls/s1600/cleveland%2Blogo.jpg)   at   (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Indians at Astros, 2:00 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Indians at Astros, 4:30 p.m. ET
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Astros at Indians
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Astros at Indians
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Indians at Astros

(http://pngimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-yankees-png-6.png)   at   (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Yankees at Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Yankees at Red Sox, 8:15 p.m. ET
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Red Sox at Yankees
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Red Sox at Yankees
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Yankees at Red Sox


* If necessary
All games are on TBS and times listed are Eastern.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 05, 2018, 12:19:40 AM
(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Rockies 2 - Brewers 3

(https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Rockies at Brewers, 4:15 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Brewers at Rockies, 4:30 p.m. ET   (MLBN)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Brewers at Rockies
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Rockies at Brewers
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 05, 2018, 12:20:48 AM
(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Braves 0 - Dodgers 6

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Braves at Dodgers, 9:30 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Dodgers at Braves, 8:00 p.m. ET
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Dodgers at Braves
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Braves at Dodgers
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 05, 2018, 03:49:09 PM
Jonn, your former Royal, Lorenzo Cain, was responsible for the Brewers winning the Wild Card playoff game yesterday.

Jonn, your former Royal, Mike Moustakas, was responsible for the Brewers winning the first NLDS playoff game yesterday.

Why did the Royals trade these guys away again?


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 05, 2018, 03:53:23 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Indians 2 - Astros 7

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png)

Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Indians at Astros, 4:30 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Astros at Indians
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Astros at Indians
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Indians at Astros
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 05, 2018, 06:35:08 PM

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Rockies 2 - Brewers 3

(https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Rockies 0 - Brewers 4

(https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg)

Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Brewers at Rockies, 4:30 p.m. ET   (MLBN)
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Brewers at Rockies
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Rockies at Brewers
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 06, 2018, 01:53:47 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Yankees 4 -- Red Sox 5

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Yankees at Red Sox, 8:15 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Red Sox at Yankees
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Red Sox at Yankees
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Yankees at Red Sox
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 06, 2018, 01:56:59 AM

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Braves 0 - Dodgers 6

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Braves 0 -- Dodgers 3

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Dodgers at Braves, 8:00 p.m. ET
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4* -- Dodgers at Braves
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Braves at Dodgers
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 06, 2018, 02:00:26 AM

All six games played so far have been won by the home team.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 06, 2018, 08:35:27 AM
Anybody but the Yankees or Houston!  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 06, 2018, 11:27:01 AM
^^^

   8)

Yes, everyone has their reasons for outing the Yankees, so to speak,
and I particularly have my own reasons against the Astros...but I'm
certainly not alone with that notion out here! It might, in fact, be
unanimous!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 06, 2018, 11:38:07 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 06, 2018, 12:26:30 PM

I meant unanimous in Los Angeles.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 06, 2018, 12:48:03 PM
I've had problems with Houston not to do with baseball, but with what people from that city did to New Orleans back in the 60's, trying to change it more to their liking, buying up stuff during the oil boom and leaving it nearly bankrupt during the following bust. This was all well before Katrina and the damage it did. So I've had no liking for any of their teams. None to fond of Dallas either, but I love Fort Worth, San Antonio and El Paso. So it's not just Texas.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 06, 2018, 02:56:24 PM
I meant unanimous in Los Angeles.


;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 07, 2018, 09:18:23 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Indians 2 - Astros 7

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png)

Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Indians 1 - Astros  3

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png)

Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Astros at Indians
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Astros at Indians
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Indians at Astros
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 07, 2018, 09:20:43 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Yankees 4 -- Red Sox 5

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Yankees 6 - Red Sox 2

(http://pngimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-yankees-png-6.png)

Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Red Sox at Yankees
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* -- Red Sox at Yankees
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Yankees at Red Sox
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 08, 2018, 09:50:13 AM
Jonn, your former Royal, Mike Moustakas, was responsible for the Brewers winning the first NLDS playoff game yesterday.

Why did the Royals trade these guys away again?
Lyle, I'm sure it was trading old and more expensive for New and cheaper!! Very few left from the WS team in KC....as always, we'll see what NEXT season brings them..........hopefully more WINS!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 08, 2018, 10:06:28 AM

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

(https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg) (https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg) (https://wislgbtchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Brewers-Primary-Logo.jpg)

Brewers advance to the NLCS!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 08, 2018, 10:13:53 AM

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

Thurs., Oct. 4, Game 1 -- Braves 0 - Dodgers 6

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2 -- Braves 0 -- Dodgers 3

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3    -- Dodgers 5 - Braves 6

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/51/full/d4tuokjsk1emtpesqfrinmwf4.png)

Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4 -- Dodgers at Braves, 4:30 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5* -- Braves at Dodgers
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 08, 2018, 03:57:45 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png) (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png) (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/61/full/2305.png)

Astros advance to the ALCS
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 08, 2018, 06:31:13 PM
(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/273476456343_/Dodgers-Tickets-Postseason-Nlds.jpg)

(http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg) (http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg) (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/54/51/full/d4tuokjsk1emtpesqfrinmwf4.png) (http://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Colors-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Logo.jpg)

Dodgers advance to the NLCS!

After some anxious moments!  And am I glad they won today, I can rest for 4 days without any more anxious moments!



Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 08, 2018, 07:07:08 PM
Yay!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 08, 2018, 09:25:09 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 -- Yankees 4 -- Red Sox 5

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 -- Yankees 6 - Red Sox 2

(http://pngimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-yankees-png-6.png)

Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 -- Red Sox 16 - Yankees 1

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4 -- Red Sox at Yankees
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* -- Yankees at Red Sox
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 09, 2018, 07:10:47 AM
I don't have a horse in this WS race, except for my former WS Royal players who are elsewhere now!! LOL.....on the UPSIDE though, KC Chiefs are now 5-0 on the season!!  :o :o :o....with that young QB running the offense show.......I know not to put tooooo much into that though, all the teams will improve as the season moves on, but it is a great start!! We need the defense to step up and improve a lot though! You can't have everything!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 10:10:23 AM
I don't have a horse in this WS race, except for my former WS Royal players who are elsewhere now!!

Yes, and the Dodgers will be playing against them on Friday.  Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain.

The Dodgers won the season series with Milwaukee 4-3, but both teams are very evenly matched, I'd say.
We played the Brewers 7 games in 10 days, sort of a like a 7 game NLCS stint will be. The 3 games we lost
were close, 1 by 1 run, 1 by 2, and 1 by 3. Two of the ones we won were blowouts, 11-2 and 21-5! You
can't really tell anything by these things, but the Brewers are hot right now.


You can't have everything!  ;D ;D ;D

Could I have something?

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 10:13:57 AM
I don't have a horse in this WS race...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVm-HwAkVp8

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 10:45:28 AM

16-1

The Red Sox walloped the Yankees last night. Turns out it was the worst post-season loss
over the Yankees, ever. And we know they've been there so many times.

Can't say I wasn't feeling a sort of contentment at their expense. The Yankees fans couldn't
even handle it. The stadium was near empty by the end of the game.

Still, one of the game announcers had to say "I still think the Yankees are going to win the ALCS."

Sheesh.  It always seems to me that announcers talk about the Yankees way more during any game.
If it's between the Yankees and Red Sox, they talk about the Yankees during their at bats. When the
Red Sox are up they talk about the Yankees during the Red Sox at bats. I believe I compared it to that
famous line from the Brady Bunch: "All I ever hear about is Yankees, Yankees, Yankees."

In the final inning of the Red Sox at bats they even had a player who became the first player in post-season
history to do something: Brock Holt hit for the cycle. Against the Yankees.

If/When the Dodgers make it to the World Series, they'll play Boston, New York or Houston.
Playing Houston again would make it the first time in 40 years the same two teams
returned for a match-up. The Dodgers/Yankees played each other in 1977 & 1978.
(The Yankees won both of them.) The Dodgers have been to the World Series 19 times,
but only won 6 of them.

Let's go Lucky 7!
 


 

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 09, 2018, 10:50:27 AM
Don't forget 1955!  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 11:49:14 AM
^^^

I turned one year old a week before they won it!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 10:51:30 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/2018_ALDS_Logo.png)

(http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif) (http://pngimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-yankees-png-6.png) (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif) (http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/53/full/ba0u6pkfm7zmorlyyy00cx0os.gif)

The RED SOX advance to the ALCS!


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 09, 2018, 11:12:43 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/2018_NLCS_Logo.png)     (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/2018_ALCS_Logo.png)
(https://www.bigonsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/dodgers-vs-brewers.jpg)     (https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2013/04/28/images/mlbf_26658465_th_50.jpg)

National League starts Friday.                               American League starts Saturday.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 10, 2018, 07:29:50 AM
Geaux Dodgers and Bosox!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 10, 2018, 07:31:03 AM
^^^

I turned one year old a week before they won it!

I was in third grade, and kids of all grades brought their portable (tube) radios. The nuns were mostly tolerant, except during class.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 10, 2018, 08:57:34 AM

I love the Ken Burn's Baseball documentary episode that features Brooklyn winning
the World Series. It's so joyful!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 10, 2018, 09:02:32 AM
Back in New Orleans I never met anyone rooting for the Yankees, it was Brooklyn all the way! We had quite an affinity for that borough, since our accents were very similar.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 10, 2018, 09:26:52 AM
Still, one of the game announcers had to say "I still think the Yankees are going to win the ALCS."

Sheesh.  It always seems to me that announcers talk about the Yankees way more during any game.
If it's between the Yankees and Red Sox, they talk about the Yankees during their at bats. When the
Red Sox are up they talk about the Yankees during the Red Sox at bats. I believe I compared it to that
famous line from the Brady Bunch: "All I ever hear about is Yankees, Yankees, Yankees."


So...the Red Sox beat the Yankees last night 3 games to 1 and after the game ESPN has a whole half-hour
program about the Yankees season and how it played out etc.  I mean, really?  The Red Sox win and the
Yankees get a half-hour program about their season?

Apparently after the Yankees won their game in Boston, video emerged of Aaron Judge loudly playing
New York, New York in the Boston clubhouse. So, guess what the Red Sox did in their winning celebration
in Yankee Stadium last night? Their clubhouse was rockin', too, with New York, New York! Boston also clinched
the Eastern Division title at Yankee stadium last month. Start spreadin' the news...
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 10, 2018, 10:23:28 AM
I was looking at how Boston did against Houston this year.
They won 3 and lost 4.

Boston won 10 and lost 9 to the Yankees, so all things considered, who knows?
Most analysts say the hard part is getting to the play-offs and anything after that
is a crapshoot.

Last year the Dodgers hadn't played Houston at all before the WS.
This year we had three interleague games with them in August, right
after we played the Brewers, and we lost one and won one that were
both close. The middle game was not close and we lost that one. We
did not play Boston at all this year. (But we are next year, both Boston
and the Yankees.)

I also looked up to see if the Boston Red Sox and the Dodgers had ever
played in a World Series together. Sort of? The Dodgers had different
names the first part of their history. The team was known as the Robins
from 1914 to 1931, in honor of legendary (?) manager Wilbert Robinson.
In 1916 the Robins went to their first World Series and played the Boston
Red Sox, with Babe Ruth, in that year's contest. The Red Sox won.

So it would be something different for the Dodgers and Red Sox to play
a World Series together. If they do, they will be playing in the oldest and
the 3rd oldest baseball stadiums in the entire U.S. The 2nd oldest is the
Cubs Wrigley Field.  Can you believe Dodger Stadium is the 3rd oldest ball
park in the whole country?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 11, 2018, 11:40:31 AM

Tomorrow: It's Blue vs. Brew.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Blue%20Crew.png)  vs.  (http://img.clipartstockphotos.com/milwaukee-brewers-logo-clip-art-3unumf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 11, 2018, 04:38:17 PM

(https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmi.mlbemail.mlb.com%2Fp%2Frp%2F5c335d8609c8e0a7.png%3Fmi_u%3D%25%25customerid%25%25&t=1539297193&ymreqid=3d11dffb-18e6-4849-306b-f00008010000&sig=iriMvDJbOZvznS2EQ8xLbA--~C)

As I await the NLCS tomorrow, while looking for something on the Sports thread from last
year that I wanted to know, I happened to see this post I had made on November 08, 2017:

Quote
Strange statistic:

In the last 12 years, all of the MLB teams that have clinched their World Series appearance first,
even if it was only one day earlier, have lost the World Series, except for one, the Phillies in 2008.

That seems like it would be just a giant coincidence. I don't see, especially if it was just one day earlier,
why or how that could make a difference. And yet, there you have it.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 12, 2018, 09:49:38 AM

...and they're off and running...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/2018_NLCS_Logo.png)
(https://www.bigonsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/dodgers-vs-brewers.jpg)

Fri., Oct. 12, Dodgers at Brewers, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13, Dodgers at Brewers, 4:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 15, Brewers at Dodgers, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 16, Brewers at Dodgers, 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Brewers at Dodgers*, 5:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 19, Dodgers at Brewers*, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.

*If necessary
All times Eastern.
Games are on Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
except October 13th's is on Fox.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 13, 2018, 01:15:34 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/2018_NLCS_Logo.png)

(https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)

Sat., Oct. 13, Dodgers at Brewers, 4:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Mon., Oct. 15, Brewers at Dodgers, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 16, Brewers at Dodgers, 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Brewers at Dodgers*, 5:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 19, Dodgers at Brewers*, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.

*If necessary
All times Eastern.
Games are on Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
except October 13th's is on Fox.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 13, 2018, 09:18:22 AM
Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 13, 2018, 11:04:34 AM

Besides nothing going the Dodgers way, the Dodgers were, well, sloppy...
 
If our catcher hadn't made two errors and two passed balls, if our pitcher hadn't given up
a home run to their pitcher, if our outfielder had caught a ball that made a bad hop because
he wasn't used to how balls play on turf, if a Brewer batter hadn't nicked our catcher's glove
a hair that resulted in him being sent to first base instead of an out (WHEN DOES THAT EVER
HAPPEN), if our third baseman, Justin Turner, hadn't struck out at the last at bat (he has never
struck out 4 times in one game in his entire career) ...and yet with all that we battled back from
6 -1 to 6 - 5 with a man on third at the last at bat. Nothing seemed to go our way last night and
our players were sloppy. But a loss is a loss.


SIDE NOTE:  If the games had started in Los Angeles last night there would have been
a certain rain delay during the proceedings. It started raining around the 6th-7th inning
here and didn't stop much until around 11:30 p.m. and continued off and on into the night.
I don't know if they'd have played through it or postponed it or what. But it didn't happen
as we were playing underwater in Milwaukee where it was 43°. Their stadium does not
have heat or air conditioning but it has a roof. I don't know how much a full crowd warms
it up.



 
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 13, 2018, 11:07:14 AM
...starts today...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/2018_ALCS_Logo.png)
(https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2013/04/28/images/mlbf_26658465_th_50.jpg)

Sat., Oct. 13, Astros at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 14, Astros at Red Sox, 7:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 16, Red Sox at Astros, 5:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Red Sox at Astros, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 18, Red Sox at Astros*, 8:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 20, Astros at Red Sox*, 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21, Astros at Red Sox*, 7:30 p.m.

*If necessary
All times Eastern.
Games are on TBS.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 13, 2018, 06:01:56 PM
If, if, IF!! IF ONLY!! Lyle! Sorry, maybe when it moves to LA, the win will be in your column....

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda........that sounds like the game today......

Meanwhile, I still haven't watched my former KC Royals play....not enough TIME....never enough....... ;D

Maybe I will catch Monday's game......we'll see......I'll look for a stat report from today's game, see how they did.......
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 13, 2018, 09:29:57 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/2018_NLCS_Logo.png)

(https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)  (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rD4AAOSwB8FbY3C5/s-l640.jpg)

Mon., Oct. 15, Brewers at Dodgers, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 16, Brewers at Dodgers, 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Brewers at Dodgers*, 5:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 19, Dodgers at Brewers*, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.

*If necessary
All times Eastern.
Games are on Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 13, 2018, 09:43:44 PM
I was looking at old news, so LA DID WIN today, right?

Some people will be happy. I see that Lorenzo jumped and pulled back a homer from LA......such a great player, no one will understand WHY KC traded him.......foolishness........ :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 14, 2018, 10:22:45 AM

Yes!, the Dodgers did pull out a win Saturday and Lorenzo Cain did pull out a catch that stopped
a homer for us early on.  Both games have been one run affairs with the managers playing more
chess than baseball in this match-up. The Dodgers have scored 8 of their 9 runs in these two games
from the 7th inning onward.

We're back to Los Angeles for 3 games starting tomorrow. After a week of welcome temperatures in
the 70's and an unexpected and very lovely thunder and lightning storm this weekend, it will climb into
the low 80's for those three games.

I was talking to someone I know visiting from Colorado and she said they're having brutal low
temperatures and some snow and I asked her what would have happened if the Rockies were
still in the play-offs now? So I looked up some snow things...

Here's a short video of some snow related MLB Games that's quite interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO_CdRPHnd4
(There's a 20 sec. ad before it starts.)

An article from Sports Illustrated (2013) with 25 photos:
Baseball in the Snow
https://www.si.com/mlb/photos/2013/04/16/baseball-snow

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 14, 2018, 10:28:37 AM
Lyle, I sense you're not that crazy about Football, but will you watch the KC and NE matchup tonight? Course, I will be watching it...I'm kinda anxious about it. Mahomes is doing a great job so far this year. But will NE's defense? It will be a real different game for him. Plus all the HYPE, and facing a phenom and now LEGEND like Tom Brady? May be too much for the young Mahomes.......we'll see.....I hope it's an even Match, and now a blowout for NE..... :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 14, 2018, 10:34:59 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/2018_ALCS_Logo.png)

(https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/houston-astros-logo-c-h-apperson.jpg)

Sun., Oct. 14, Astros at Red Sox, 7:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 16, Red Sox at Astros, 5:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Red Sox at Astros, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 18, Red Sox at Astros*, 8:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 20, Astros at Red Sox*, 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21, Astros at Red Sox*, 7:30 p.m.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 14, 2018, 10:55:02 AM
Lyle, I sense you're not that crazy about Football,

 ;D  That's an understatement!


...but will you watch the KC and NE matchup tonight? Course, I will be watching it...I'm kinda anxious about it. Mahomes is doing a great job so far this year. But will NE's defense? It will be a real different game for him. Plus all the HYPE, and facing a phenom and now LEGEND like Tom Brady? May be too much for the young Mahomes.......we'll see.....I hope it's an even Match, and now a blowout for NE..... :o :o :o

No, I have never been interested in football.  Perhaps because my family never watched football. Perhaps because our
school was too small to have football teams, also the expense would be great, so there was no "football season"
to get involved with. (Soccer was the substitute sport in the fall, which I did like.) Also, while I was growing up there
was no Super Bowl fanaticism, even for the first few years after the Super Bowl started; 1967 wasn't it? I don't even
recall the college I went to having a football team. They had state championship caliber soccer and basketball teams.
Of course, too, I've lived in L.A. for the 20-30 year period where there was no football team, either. Now we have two!

I have never seen a whole football game, ever, I believe. Not one Super Bowl! It's possible one of those yearly bowl
games or Thanksgiving match-ups was on the whole time on a holiday, but I don't recall really.

And now with all the talk of how dangerous concussions have been to the players, not just professional, but the
youngsters through college age players, but kept under the rug, obviously...it seems even less appealing. But, as
I said, I don't have any fond history of enjoying it, so I don't have that to weigh in with.

For some reason, I do like those period football movies that were either made in the 1920's (silent films!) or set in
that time period with the jazz age college students and their football rivalries and such. Anyone remember George
Clooney's film Leatherheads? I liked it!  I like the movie RUDY, but not too many don't!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 14, 2018, 11:55:28 AM
Go RED SOX today!  In the American League play-offs last year, except for the one shot Wild Card
game, all 4 teams that are in the divisional series are the same this year. Yankees, Cleveland, the
Red Sox and Houston.  Last year, Houston beat the Red Sox the first round of 3 out of 5. The Yankees
beat Cleveland in the first round. (This year Houston beat Cleveland in the first round and the Red Sox
beat the Yankees.) Then (last year) Houston beat the Yankees. Both Houston and Yankees all won their
HOME games. Since Houston had the home field advantage, they won the 4 out of 7.

In the National League last year's teams were Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Arizona.  This year Dodgers,
Atlanta, Brewers and Rockies. Dodgers have no history with the Red Sox, so if we can make it to the
WS, I'd rather play them. I mentioned recently that the last time two teams returned to face each
other in the World Series was in 1977 and 1978 with the Dodgers and Yankees and the Dodgers lost
both of them.  I do not want that history repeating. Still,, as I said, first things first!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 14, 2018, 12:28:02 PM
I like the movie RUDY, but not too many don't!

Yay!!!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 14, 2018, 09:15:12 PM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/2018_ALCS_Logo.png)

(https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/houston-astros-logo-c-h-apperson.jpg) (http://jekitong.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/boston-coasters-red-logo-drink-coasters-enlarge.jpg)

Tues., Oct. 16, Red Sox at Astros, 5:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Red Sox at Astros, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 18, Red Sox at Astros*, 8:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 20, Astros at Red Sox*, 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21, Astros at Red Sox*, 7:30 p.m.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 16, 2018, 09:23:33 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/2018_NLCS_Logo.png)

(https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)  (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rD4AAOSwB8FbY3C5/s-l640.jpg)  (https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)

Tues., Oct. 16, Brewers at Dodgers, 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17, Brewers at Dodgers, 5:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 19, Dodgers at Brewers*, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.

*If necessary
All times Eastern.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 16, 2018, 10:13:00 AM
I just realized that the Brewers also have Soria, who played for KC two different stints! I did watch the final 3 innings of the game last night. Don't know what to say about LA........they almost had a rally going late in the game. Maybe the next one will be theirs!!  ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 16, 2018, 04:51:12 PM
2018 Skate America: Who, what, where and when

By Nick Patterson - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Here’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about 2018 Skate America, which takes place Oct. 19-21 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett:

What is Skate America?

Skate America is the first of six stops in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating’s 2018-19 season. The Grand Prix of Figure Skating is the biggest senior international skating series in the world, meaning all of the world’s best figure skaters in each of the four classifications — ladies, men, pairs and ice dance — take part. Athletes are only invited to participate in two of the six Grand Prix events, so Skate America doesn’t include all the world’s best skaters, like the Olympics or the World Championships. However, Skate America still features a strong international field that includes multiple U.S. national champions and World Championships medalists.

This is the second time Skate America is taking place in Everett. The event was held at what was then named Comcast Arena in 2008, when it set the Skate America attendance record.

What is the competition schedule?

The event includes five sessions, one on Friday and two each on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s how it breaks down:

FRIDAY

7:30 p.m. — Pairs Short Program and Men’s Short Program

SATURDAY

1:15 p.m. — Pairs Free Skate and Men’s Free Skate

7:15 p.m. — Ladies Short Program and Rhythm Dance

SUNDAY

11 a.m. — Ladies Free Skate and Free Dance

6:15 p.m. — Skating Spectacular (exhibition)

Who’s competing?

Here’s who’s entered in each discipline, along with their country. Reigning U.S. national champions are indicated by a *, past World Championships medalists are indicated by a #:



LADIES

Loena Hendrickx, Belgium
Alaine Chartrand, Canada
Laurine Lecavelier, France
#Sakoto Miyahara, Japan
Kaori Sakamoto, Japan
Marin Honda, Japan
#Elena Radionova, Russia (Radionova withdrew Monday because of a back injury)
Polina Tsurskaya, Russia
Sofia Samodurova, Russia
*Bradie Tennell, USA
Starr Andrews, USA
Megan Wessenberg, USA

MEN

Nam Nguyen, Canada
Kevin Reynolds, Canada
Michal Brezina, Czech Republic
Romain Ponsart, France
Morisi Kvitelashvili, Georgia
Alexei Bychenko, Israel
Mateo Rizzo, Italy
Julian Zhi Jie Yee, Malaysia
Sergei Voronov, Russia
*#Nathan Chen, USA
Jimmy Ma, USA
Vincent Zhou, USA

PAIRS

Xiangning Li and Zhong Xie, China
Minerva Fabienne Hase and Nolan Seegert, Germany
Annika Hocke and Ruben Blommaert, Germany
Alisa Efimova and Alexander Korovin, Russia
#Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Russia
Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc, USA
*Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, USA
Nica Digerness and Danny Neudecker, USA

ICE DANCE

Katharina Muller and Tim Dieck, Germany
Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson, Great Britain
Robynne Tweedale and Joseph Buckland, Great Britain
Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri, Italy
Natalia Kaliszek and Maksym Spodyriev, Poland
Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro, Russia
Alexandra Nazarova and Mazim Nikitin, Ukraine
*#Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, USA
Karina Manta and Joe Johnson, USA
Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter, USA

https://www.heraldnet.com/sports/2018-skate-america-who-what-where-and-when/
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 16, 2018, 07:06:00 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d5/2018ALCS.svg/1200px-2018ALCS.svg.png)

(https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/houston-astros-logo-c-h-apperson.jpg) (http://jekitong.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/boston-coasters-red-logo-drink-coasters-enlarge.jpg)(http://jekitong.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/boston-coasters-red-logo-drink-coasters-enlarge.jpg)

Wed., Oct. 17, Red Sox at Astros, 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 18, Red Sox at Astros, 8:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Sat., Oct. 20, Astros at Red Sox*, 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21, Astros at Red Sox*, 7:30 p.m.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 17, 2018, 01:46:53 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c0/2018NLCS.svg/1200px-2018NLCS.svg.png)

(https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)  (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rD4AAOSwB8FbY3C5/s-l640.jpg)  (https://botw-pd.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/logo-thumbnail/s3/0024/3273/brand.gif)  (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rD4AAOSwB8FbY3C5/s-l640.jpg)

Wed., Oct. 17, Brewers at Dodgers, 5:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 19, Dodgers at Brewers, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 17, 2018, 09:24:50 AM
Dodgers finally get the WIN in the 13th inning!! Sorry, Lyle, I truly TRIED to stay up for this but kept finding myself falling asleep!! It was well past Midnight here then.......maybe it was ALL the innings before that made me sleepy!! ho-hum.........anyway, now it's a real contest again........Good Luck tonight....I may catch some of the late innings tonight.........
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 17, 2018, 12:26:16 PM
^^^

You should be awake for the game today, Jonn!

Starting time
East: 5pm
Central: 4pm
Mountain: 3pm
Pacific: 2pm
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 17, 2018, 12:28:31 PM

Last night's game verged on cruel and unusual punishment for the teams and the fans!
It was the second longest League Championship play-off game in MLB history. As you
noted, Jonn, on the east coast the game ended at about 2:30 a,m.  11:30 p.m. in Los
Angeles.  And they have to play the third game starting at 2pm here today!

BUT WE WON and that was a great feeling after that 5 hours 15 minute game!

13 innings of record strike outs, swinging and missing and trying to hit home runs instead of getting
runners on. And I'm talking about both teams. The Dodgers have the most home runs in the NL and
the Brewers are second. If the Dodgers don't have at least one home run in a game their record is
very bad. As of yesterday they hadn't won a game without a single home run since August 15th.
Two months ago!

The Dodgers won the season series with Milwaukee 4-3, but both teams are very evenly matched, I'd say.
We played the Brewers 7 games in 10 days, sort of a like a 7 game NLCS stint will be. The 3 games we lost
were close, 1 by 1 run, 1 by 2, and 1 by 3. Two of the ones we won were blowouts, 11-2 and 21-5! You
can't really tell anything by these things, but the Brewers are hot right now.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 17, 2018, 01:19:44 PM

Of course, the press tries to find controversy all the time.  Last night in the 10th inning Manny Machado supposedly "kicked" the first baseman's foot running to first base. Words were had by Machado and the first baseman, Jesus Aguilar, a player he's played with in earlier days, prompting a pre-emptive bench clearing that fizzled.  When Machado got to first base in a subsequent inning they exchanged some words that seemed to smooth things over.

After the game the Brewers were calling him a dirty player and it was a dirty play etc. After Yellich was interviewed he was heard walking away saying "F*** that mother****er." Such language!

If you look at the play in slow motion, which has been done ad infinitum, it looks like Machado may have intentionally kicked him. Although it was not a "kick" -- he actually slides the top of his foot over Aguilar's. But if you watch it in real time it happens so fast that it hardly seems pre-meditated or intentional. Also, when Machado was in Baltimore, he had to have two knee surgeries from problems occurring from the way he landed on first base running to it. (IS that a factor? Possible.)

But the sports media wants to create drama and MLB would like ratings. And Machado is controversial. So they're getting people riled up. I like the way all of a sudden baseball players are supposed to be so holier than thou and any little fracas is subject to judgments from on high as though every player is pure and pristine or supposed to be.  Ty Cobb anyone? Remember when Yankee player A-Rod was running from second to third in a game and he loudly yelled a word near where the shortstop on the other team was about to catch the ball, but A-Rod's outburst startled him and he dropped it. A-Rod got lambasted for that. Clutch my pearls!

May I insert that no one seemed to mind during that Dodgers/Mets game I wrote about this summer where a  Mets player pretended to catch a foul ball for an out by falling in to the stands and picking up someone's souvenir ball, then held it up pretending he caught it. The Dodgers lost that game. If we'd won it, we would not have had that extra play-off game this year. But that was treated as an amusing joke to everyone. Where was the outrage back then?

And consider that in the exchange between Machado and Aguilar that followed, Aguilar clearly called Machado a gay slur twice. (Maricon.)  Why no flack for that?

But, I don't like controversies only if they affect the team I'm rooting for!   :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 17, 2018, 07:50:32 PM
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Fri., Oct.19, Dodgers at Brewers, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers*, 9:00 p.m.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 17, 2018, 07:53:48 PM
Geaux y'all!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 18, 2018, 12:59:26 AM
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Thurs., Oct. 18, Red Sox at Astros, 8:00 p.m.
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Sat., Oct. 20, Astros at Red Sox*, 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21, Astros at Red Sox*, 7:30 p.m.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 18, 2018, 07:23:50 AM
Geaux Sox!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 18, 2018, 10:42:39 AM
I presume Lyle is a HAPPY CAMPER now........ :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The MOOSE gave LA the last out! Those former Royals would LOVE to get another WS on their records........ ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 18, 2018, 12:40:34 PM

Yes, I was very HAPPY yesterday,  ;D  , but we still need ONE more back in Milwaukee!
Go Dodgers!

Jonn, did you know Mike Moustakis is from the Los Angeles area? I did not.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 18, 2018, 01:18:47 PM

Play-off controversies this week...

--Both the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox were suspicious of the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball has been looking into an incident in which an Astros employee appearing to shoot video was removed from the photographer's pit adjacent to Boston's dugout in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox. This has to do with stealing the opposing teams signs.

--I mentioned the accusations that Manny Machado of the Dodgers deliberately kicked 1st baseman Jesus Aguilar's foot when he got to first base in the tenth inning of Tuesday's game, in which words were exchanged, including Jesus calling Machado a gay slur (maricón) twice. I happen to think it happened so fast I don't see how it was deliberate, but it did happen. (Although not in the way one thinks of as kicking, it was more like he dragged his foot across Aguilar's foot.) Second, I've never seen a first baseman keep his foot on the bag as long as Aguilar did. In any case, MLB has fined Manny Machado $10,000 for this incident! As for Jesus' using gay slurs, no one seems to care about that.

--And, MLB has to do something about this: Last night in the very first inning the Astros had a man on base and Altuve ostensibly hit a home run which would have tied the game right then 2 - 2.  But fan interference was called and Altuve ruled out because of it.  But replay after replay has people arguing about if the call was right. What we do know is that the Boston player (Mookie Betts) jumped and tried to catch the ball. His glove closed, so he did not catch it. The ball hit a fan's hand. The ball bounced back out onto the field.  What's in dispute is everything else.  Did a fan's interference close the glove? Were any of the fans hands clearly over the yellow line which would have been ruled interference. If a home run ball is barreling toward you in the stands, are fans not supposed to do anything but sit there and let it hit them?  The Astros manager said the team has had some issues with that particular area in the past. The rulings always penalize the hitter. I say the Astros should remove that first row of seats in that section. MLB needs to find a way so these things won't happen, especially when it's a game that matters so much. It turns out the Boston Red Sox won the game 8-6...the margin of 2 runs that the Astros may or may not have been cheated out of.

--Let's not leave Milwaukee out, either. Teams announce their starting players, especially pitchers, usually a day, at least, before a game is played. The Dodgers have been seeing who is the starting pitcher for the Brewers and scheduling their line-up accordingly. If it is a left-handed pitcher the Dodgers manager puts a lot of right-handed hitters into the lineup. So, the Brewers manager announced a certain left-handed pitcher would start yesterday. He did. After one batter the Brewers manager took him out and put in who they really wanted to start, a right-handed pitcher. Smart gamesmanship or not? The announcers calling the game were perplexed and didn't know what to say.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 18, 2018, 10:53:04 PM

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RED SOX advance to the WORLD SERIES!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 19, 2018, 09:09:45 AM
Yay!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 19, 2018, 08:22:29 PM
Skate America starts tonight.

10:30 PM Eastern, Pairs skating.

Group 1   
1   Nica DIGERNESS / Danny NEUDECKER      USA
2   Annika HOCKE / Ruben BLOMMAERT   GER
3   Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD   CAN
4   Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT   GER

Group 2   
5   Alexa SCIMECA KNIERIM / Chris KNIERIM   USA
6   Alisa EFIMOVA / Alexander KOROVIN   RUS
7   Ashley CAIN / Timothy LEDUC   USA
8   Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV   RUS



Midnight - Easter time -  Men's Short Program

Group 1   
1   Jimmy MA    USA
2   Julian Zhi Jie YEE  MAS
3   Romain PONSART FRA
4   Michal BREZINA    CZE
5   Kevin REYNOLDS  CAN
6   Nam NGUYEN   CAN

Group 2   
7   Vincent ZHOU   USA
8   Morisi KVITELASHVILI GEO
9   Matteo RIZZO   ITA
10   Nathan CHEN   USA
11   Sergei VORONOV   RUS
12   Alexei BYCHENKO   ISR
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 20, 2018, 12:29:00 AM

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Sat., Oct. 20, Dodgers at Brewers, 9:00 p.m.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 20, 2018, 08:16:49 AM
Geaux Dodgers!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 20, 2018, 12:01:58 PM

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 20, 2018, 12:07:29 PM
Midnight - Easter time -  Men's Short Program

That's very bunny.   :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 20, 2018, 01:02:13 PM
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Should be an anchor rather than a key, like the state seal of Rhode Island!  ;D

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 20, 2018, 01:44:50 PM
That's very bunny.   :D


:laugh:   I didn't even notice I did that!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 20, 2018, 05:59:44 PM
That's very bunny.   :D


:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 20, 2018, 09:28:58 PM
Yay!!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 20, 2018, 09:40:38 PM
Somebody is a HAPPY CAMPER tonight!!  :D :D :D :D

Now onto to Tuesday!! Congrats LA and their FANS!  :D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 20, 2018, 11:52:40 PM

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DODGERS advance to the World Series!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 20, 2018, 11:58:32 PM
Yay!!

Somebody is a HAPPY CAMPER tonight!!  :D :D :D :D
Now onto to Tuesday!! Congrats LA and their FANS!  :D

Thanks guys!  I need to sleep until Tuesday now!

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 21, 2018, 10:05:55 AM

Hello sports fans!

When we had the 2018 Olympcs, there were questions on how Adam Rippon, who skated cleanly, could be placed lower than a skater who attempted quadruple jumps and fallen.

I gave an explanation of the scoring system, and showed how it worked then, but noted that the ISU (international skating union) was reviewing the rules to make changes.

Those changes are in effect for this skating season.

First change is that all long programs (artistic program) are all 4 minutes long.  In prior years, men and pairs skated 4:30 minute programs.  To adjust for the loss of the 30 seconds, certain changes are made.  Pairs are no longer required to do side-by-side solo spins.  For the men, they have limited the amount of times you can repeat certain jumps.

Two other MAJOR changes have taken place with the scores.

They've lowered the base value of the quad jumps.  Last season, skaters were attempted quads and not landing them, because the point value was so high even on just an attempted quad.  With the point value lowered, this de-values the jump.  On top of that, the GOE score (grade of execution) is no longer + or - 3.0, it can go to + or - 5.0.  So if you attempt a quad and fall, you get the 1.0 deduction for a fall, and could risk up to -5.0 against your score as well.

The second major change is being called the "Zagitova Rule" (unofficially).   Last season, the ISU allowed for a 10% bonus to your jump points for any jump completed after the halfway mark (2 minutes) of your program.   At the Olympics, Evgenia Medvedeva from Russia was favored to win.  Then, her teammate, Alina Zagitova skated a program with all of her jumps placed after the 2 minute mark, so she got an extra 10% on every jump, which boosted her score and gave her the gold medal.   Now, the ISU rule states that only the last 3 jumps of the program will receive the 10% bonus, this means that even if a skater tries to cram 8 jumps in those 2 minutes, only 3 will receive the bonus.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 21, 2018, 10:46:24 AM
Thanks for the ice skating rules explanation, Chuck. This really clears up the scoring and answers questions about why some scaters got scored higher than others, and why.

Also it's a clear explanation.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 21, 2018, 04:58:10 PM
Thanks for the ice skating rules explanation, Chuck. This really clears up the scoring and answers questions about why some scaters got scored higher than others, and why.

Also it's a clear explanation.


You're welcome.  I'm hoping this will be a solution to some of the scoring issues that have been popping up in skating.

Skate America is officially over.  Some things went as expected, and others didn't.


When it came to the men, there was no surprise.  American Nathan Chen skated well, and easily won the gold.  Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic finished second overall with 239.51 points, while Sergei Voronov from Russia also ended up on the podium with 226.44.

When it came to ice dance, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States broke the 200-point total for the first time in their long career together and won the ice dance gold medal at Skate America on Sunday.  They finished with 200.82 points.  Italy’s Charlene Guignad and Marco Fabbri secured the silver, finishing with 192.30 points after their second-place free dance performance.  The Russian duo of Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro finished third in the free dance to bag the bronze with 181.38.

When it came to pairs, we had an American team on the podium, but not the team that was expected.  Russia's figure skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morosov have won the Skate America pairs title on Saturday.  They earned a total of 204.85 points.  A second Russian pair, Alisa Efimova and Alexander Korovin, finished second with 178.98 points.

United States had 3 teams in the event, the favorites were current National Champions, the wife/husband team of Alexa Scimeca-Knierim & Chris Knierim.  This team was seeking to broaden their success, and started working with a new coach.  Their artistic quality was improving under this coach, but there was trouble on the horizon.  The Knierims showed up at Skate America without their coach, and it was revealed that this new pairing was "not a good fit" and the are now looking for a new coach.  This was a setback for them, and it showed in their skating.  They had multiple mistakes in both programs, and their US rivals, Ashley Cain and Timothy Leduc, were able to out-skate them and win the bronze with 175.06 points.

Final discipline was the women.  The United States had three women in the competition:  current National Champion Bradie Tennell, and two new comers,  Starr Andrews and Megan Wessenberg.   Starr succumbed to nerves in this event, and ended up in last place.  Megan fared better, finishing 6th.   Bradie had an error in her technical program, which left her in 5th place before the artistic program.  She skated well but was only able to move up one placement, to 4th.  Japanese skaters finished first (Satoko Miyahara - 219.71) and second (Kaori Sakamoto - 213.90).  Third place went to Sofia Samodurova with a score of 198.70.

It was the first time in 10 years that an American woman didn't make the Skate America podium.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 22, 2018, 10:32:06 AM
...starts tomorrow...

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Tues., Oct. 23, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 24, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.
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Fri., Oct. 26, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 28, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.*
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Tues., Oct. 30, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Wed., Oct. 31, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*

*If necessary
Times listed are Eastern (or Easter? ;) )
All games on Fox.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 22, 2018, 10:38:52 AM
Here's an article on Outsports from Oct. 18th that I found interesting:

Red Sox vs. Dodgers is a Dream World Series for LGBTQ Community
The Red Sox’s and Dodgers’ support of equality go back years. Here’s hoping
that dedication pays off in trips to the World Series.

by Cyd Zeigler / Oct 18, 2018,

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 22, 2018, 11:10:41 AM

While I'm still at the point of optimism and looking ahead...
Los Angeles Times sports writers talk about what it's been like for the Dodgers and their fans this past season:

The 2018 Dodgers have spent nearly seven months tormenting themselves and their fans, operating as if a pennant was a birthright. They tantalized with their talent and tortured with their results. They lost games when they shouldn't have, but won every game that needed to be won. They required 163 games to win the division. If MLB would have allowed it, the Dodgers would have taken the NLCS series to Game 8. The Dodgers handled that series as they did the entire season. They played themselves into a corner, and then powered their way out.

It has stared at them for a year now, dancing beyond their reach, swaggering around their pain, teasing, taunting, challenging. On a cold Saturday night at Miller Park, a blue-hot baseball team finally confronted their demon, stuck their chin in its face, and challenged it to another fight.  Welcome back, Dodgers, to the World Series.  Welcome back to your dream. Welcome back to your nightmare.

This time, one more win, OK?

They will play the favored American League champion Boston Red Sox, a tough task, but the Dodgers will revel in it. After losing last year's World Series to the Houston Astros in Game 7, they spent all season in search of redemption, and they finally earned that chance on a night of rich history, and dazzling beauty. And, oh yeah, also a night of poetic symmetry, as the final score exactly matched the score of last year's lost World Series Game 7. It was also the anniversary of the day the Dodgers clinched their last World Series Championship, a reminder of the drought that shadows their every move.

That last title was a long time ago. The Dodgers' close call last October made the drought seem even longer. Now they have another shot. That's all they've wanted. They played like it Saturday night. Bring on the demon. Bring on the dream.
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Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 22, 2018, 03:32:34 PM
Some interesting trivia about this year's...

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--Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park are the farthest apart of any ball parks in World Series history.--
(The distance from home plate to home plate is 2,593.8 miles.)

--Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium are the first and third oldest ball parks in Major League Baseball.--
(The second is the Cubs' Wrigley Field in Chicago.)

--The Dodgers and Red Sox have never played a World Series together in the modern era.--
(When the Dodgers were known as the Robins, they played Boston in 1916. Babe Ruth pitched.)

--The Dodgers were the first team to integrate with the signing of Jackie Robinson. The Red Sox turned out to be the last.--

--This is the first East Coast vs. West Coast World Series since 1998.--

--The Red Sox have never played a team from California in the World Series.--

--The Dodgers are the first National League team to repeat in a World Series since the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 & 2009.--
(The last American League repeat appearance was the Kansas City Royals in 2014 & 2015.)

--Vin Scully has been present for EVERY World Series championship the Dodgers franchise has ever won!--

--It has been 5 years without a team winning the World Series more than once. The Dodgers would make it six. The Red Sox would keep it at five.--
(The record is ten, set in 1978-1987.)

--The National and American Leagues have alternated World Series champions for the last six seasons. It's the Dodgers turn to make it seven!--
It would also be the Dodger franchises 7th World Series win out of 20 appearances. Go Lucky Seven!
(The record is nine from 1939-1948.)

--The last two series have gone the full seven games. (Lucky Seven?) Streaks of three have occurred several times.--
(The longest streak was 4, set in 1955-1958.)
 
--This is the 4th consecutive year where at least one team has been trying to end a World Series drought of 30 years or more.--
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 22, 2018, 04:03:19 PM

A reason for Fritz and Jonn to root for the Dodgers to win the World Series!

Our relief pitcher has played for the Washington Nationals
and won a World Series ring with the Kansas City Royals.

Ryan Madson

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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 22, 2018, 04:33:01 PM
Neat!

And fascinating facts, Lyle!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 22, 2018, 04:34:59 PM
Geaux Dodgers! (I still can't believe I'm saying that.  ;)  )

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on October 22, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
Wonderful facts, Lyle, and very interesting. Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 23, 2018, 12:54:58 AM

Thanks, Linda, I'm glad you guys found them of interest!

Here's another couple trivia items I learned on the news this evening:


--Both Dodger Manager Dave Roberts and Red Sox Manager Joey Cora have played together on both the Dodgers and Red Sox teams.--
(I knew they'd played for both teams, but I didn't realize it was at the same time.)

--Also, Dave Roberts and Alex Cora are the first two minority managers to meet in the World Series in baseball history.--
(Cora also represents the first time a Puerto Rican has managed in the World Series.)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 23, 2018, 08:50:08 AM
So, are saying you have 2 former KC Royals(Pitchers?) playing for LA in this series? Right? Nice!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 23, 2018, 09:02:57 AM
Oh, my KC Chiefs won in fine fashion on Sunday!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 23, 2018, 10:51:40 AM
So, are saying you have 2 former KC Royals(Pitchers?) playing for LA in this series? Right? Nice!!  ;D ;D ;D

Yes, as a matter of fact, we have Ryan Madson and Scott Alexander. Alexander was not on the NLCS roster, but yesterday they replaced Caleb Ferguson with Alexander. In the play-offs and World Series you're only allowed a 25 man roster. Which is not how you play all year, but those are the rules.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 23, 2018, 11:17:17 AM

I hope the Dodgers are hot tonight because the weather won't be!
It's supposed to be 51° at start time the first two nights and probably go down into the 40's.
There's also some showers forecast for today.

(https://accuweather.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/71b43ba/2147483647/resize/590x/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsirocco.accuweather.com%2Fadc_images2%2Fenglish%2Ffeature%2F1920x1080%2Fhd26.png)

When they come to Los Angeles the temperatures for the three days
will be markedly the opposite. They're supposed to be 89°, 87° and 82°.

From a weather site: "It may be a good thing that the series heads back to Los Angeles later this week and this weekend," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "A nor'easter is forecast to affect the Boston area from Saturday to Sunday," Sosnowski said. The weather in Los Angeles is forecast to be warm and free of precipitation. Should the series last into early next week, the storm will have departed New England, but spotty rain and snow showers may occur.

World Series Weather fact: The coldest World Series game was played between the Cleveland Indians and Miami Marlins in 1997 in Game 4. And it wasn't in Miami! Start time temperature was 38°!  The hottest temperature for a World Series game was last year in Los Angeles for Game 1 when the start time temperature was 103°.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 23, 2018, 11:25:48 AM
But it's a dry heat.  ;)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 23, 2018, 01:40:56 PM

This weekend is the second stop in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the Skate Canada event.

Here is the list of competitors and the countries they represent.



No.   Name   Nation                                                                        
1   Brendan KERRY   AUS   1                                                        
2   Keegan MESSING   CAN   2                                                        
3   Nam NGUYEN   CAN   2                                                        
4   Roman SADOVSKY   CAN   2                                                        
5   Kevin AYMOZ   FRA   3                                                        
6   Daniel SAMOHIN   ISR   4                                                        
7   Kazuki TOMONO   JPN   5                                                        
8   Shoma UNO   JPN   5                                                        
9   Junhwan CHA   KOR   6                                                        
10   Alexander SAMARIN   RUS   7                                                        
11   Alexander MAJOROV   SWE   8                                                        
12   Jason BROWN   USA   9   



No.   Name   Nation                                                                        
1   Alaine CHARTRAND   CAN   1                                                        
2   Veronik MALLET   CAN   1                                                        
3   Alicia PINEAULT   CAN   1                                                        
4   Wakaba HIGUCHI   JPN   2                                                        
5   Yura MATSUDA   JPN   2                                                        
6   Mako YAMASHITA   JPN   2                                                        
7   Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA   KAZ   3                                                        
8   Evgenia MEDVEDEVA   RUS   4                                                        
9   Daria PANENKOVA   RUS   4                                                        
10   Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA   RUS   4                                                        
11   Starr ANDREWS   USA   5                                                        
12   Mariah BELL   USA   5   



No.   Name   Nation                                                                        
1   Ekaterina ALEXANDROVSKAYA / Harley WINDSOR   AUS   1                                                        
2   Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO   CAN   2                                                        
3   Camille RUEST / Andrew WOLFE   CAN   2                                                        
4   Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD   CAN   2                                                        
5   Cheng PENG / Yang JIN   CHN   3                                                        
6   Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES   FRA   4                                                        
7   Aleksandra BOIKOVA / Dmitrii KOZLOVSKII   RUS   5                                                        
8   Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER   USA   6



No.   Name   Nation                                                                        
1   Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER   CAN   1                                                        
2   Haley SALES / Nikolas WAMSTEEKER   CAN   1                                                        
3   Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS   CAN   1                                                        
4   Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU   CHN   2                                                        
5   Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC   FRA   3                                                        
6   Robynne TWEEDALE / Joseph BUCKLAND   GBR   4                                                        
7   Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV   RUS   5                                                        
8   Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN   RUS   5                                                        
9   Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ   ESP   6                                                        
10   Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE   USA   7
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 23, 2018, 09:48:22 PM
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boston-gay-mens-chorus-and-gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-face-off-in-world-series-challenge-300736279.html

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 23, 2018, 10:06:19 PM


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/2018WorldSeries.svg/1200px-2018WorldSeries.svg.png)

(http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png)

Wed., Oct. 24, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Fri., Oct. 26, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 28, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.*
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 30, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Wed., Oct. 31, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 24, 2018, 09:51:43 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/2018WorldSeries.svg/1200px-2018WorldSeries.svg.png)

(http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png) (http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png)

Fri., Oct. 26, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 28, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.*
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 30, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Wed., Oct. 31, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 25, 2018, 09:05:49 AM
Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 25, 2018, 11:39:27 AM
I'm not following baseball (actually I never do) but I will say, I'm hoping for a Dodgers win.

Not sure if that's the popular thing.  LOL


My company has offices in various locations on the East Coast, but the main offices are in the New England area.  When the last super bowl was about to happen, every Monday I had to hear the big bosses go on about hoping for a Pats win.  The issue, however, is that we also have offices in Pennsylvania, and the bosses leading the calls never once acknowledged the Eagles.

When the Eagles won, I couldn't wait to get on that Monday morning call to hear what they had to say, and took great joy in hearing them sheepishly congratulate Eagle fans on the phone.  I almost started laughing out loud.

Now my Monday calls are all about the Red Sox excitement.  We don't have any offices in California, but I would love to get on that call after the Series, and hear the tone of the voices if the Dodgers win.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 27, 2018, 01:49:27 AM

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/2018WorldSeries.svg/1200px-2018WorldSeries.svg.png)

(http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png) (http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png) (https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DNhIeyUUMAEZCWh.jpg)

Sat., Oct. 27, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 28, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 30, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Wed., Oct. 31, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 27, 2018, 02:02:31 AM

May I just say:  OMG!

HEADLINE:

Dodgers Beat Boston, 3-2, in Longest Game
in World Series History!

Max Muncy hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers
defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3-2, in the longest game in World Series history in time and innings.



I am spent.  Game ran 7 hours and 20 minutes, I believe.  Finished around 12:30 am Pacific Time and 3:30 am Eastern.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 27, 2018, 08:44:18 AM
All's well that ends well, I suppose.

Hope the pitchers are ready for tonight.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 27, 2018, 11:22:03 AM
All's well that ends well, I suppose.

Hope the pitchers are ready for tonight.


Well...the Dodger pitchers... 8).
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 27, 2018, 11:22:41 AM
Of course.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2018, 06:00:40 AM
Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 28, 2018, 09:45:37 AM
The second stop of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating is finished, and we have some unexpected results.

In the Ice Dance portion, Americans Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue defeated Russian couple Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov.   The US team ended the competition with a score of 200.76, the highest they've ever scored.  Canadian team Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier took the bronze.

In the Pairs competition, French team of Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres easily won the gold medal. The Chinese pair of Cheng Peng & Yang Jin surprised everyone with a silver medal, and bronze went to Canadian pair of Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro.  The American pair of Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier had a rough short program and were placed 9th (out of 9).  Their free skate went much better, and they were able to move up to 6th overall.

For the Men's competition, we had some drama.  The gold medal winner was Japan's Shoma Uno.  This was expected.  However, his short program was not clean, he had a mistake on a major jumping pass, and was still placed second, over skaters who had skated cleanly.  Canadian skater Keegan Messing finished in second, and Korea's Junhwan Cha surprised everyone with a bronze medal win.  American Jason Brown started the competition in 11th place, and skated well enough to move up to 6th overall.

Finally, we have the ladies.  The favorite in the field was the Russian skater who won the Olympic silver medal this year, Evgenia Medvedeva.  Like Shoma Uno, she had a mistake on a major jumping pass, but unlike Shoma Uno, she was placed down in the standings after the short program, being placed 7th.  Fellow Russian Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the event overall.  Major surprise was Japan's Mako Yamashita, who charmed the crowd with her free program, and won the silver medal.  Evgenia Medvedeva was able to recover from her bad short program, and give a great free program, and ended up with the bronze.

American Mariah Bell skated a great program, but she fell on her last jumping pass.  Had she landed it, she would've finished with the bronze.  This was also the only discipline that host country Canada did not earn a medal.



The next stop is Grand Prix of Finland.  Attendees are:


Ice Dance

Juulia TURKKILA / Matthias VERSLUIS   FIN
Shari KOCH / Christian NÜCHTERN   GER
Katharina MÜLLER / Tim DIECK   GER
Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI   ITA
Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI   ITA
Betina POPOVA / Sergey MOZGOV   RUS
Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN   RUS
Sara HURTADO / Kirill KHALIAVIN   ESP
Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO   USA
Lorraine MCNAMARA / Quinn CARPENTER   USA   

Pairs


Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER   AUT
Tae Ok RYOM / Ju Sik KIM   PRK
Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE   ITA
Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA   JPN
Daria PAVLIUCHENKO / Denis KHODYKIN   RUS
Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT   RUS
Laura BARQUERO / Aritz MAESTU   ESP
Deanna STELLATO / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY   USA


Men


Boyang JIN   CHN
Michal BREZINA   CZE
Valtter VIRTANEN
Phillip HARRIS   GBR
Alexei BYCHENKO   ISR
Yuzuru HANYU   JPN
Keiji TANAKA   JPN
Junhwan CHA   KOR
Alexey EROKHOV   RUS
Mikhail KOLYADA   RUS
Andrei LAZUKIN   RUS
Alexei KRASNOZHON   USA


Women

Loena HENDRICKX   BEL
Viveca LINDFORS   FIN
Emmi PELTONEN   FIN
Nicole SCHOTT   GER
Rika HONGO   JPN
Kaori SAKAMOTO   JPN
Yuna SHIRAIWA   JPN
Hanul KIM   KOR
Stanislava KONSTANTINOVA
Daria PANENKOVA   RUS
Alina ZAGITOVA   RUS
Angela WANG   USA
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 28, 2018, 11:33:06 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/2018WorldSeries.svg/1200px-2018WorldSeries.svg.png)

(http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png) (http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png) (https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DNhIeyUUMAEZCWh.jpg) (http://ssref.net/scripts/image_resize.cgi?min=200&url=http://ssref.net/nocdn/tlogo/br/BOS-1917.png)

Sun., Oct. 28, Red Sox at Dodgers, 8:15 p.m.
(http://flurrysports.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1200px-Major_League_Baseball_logo.svg_-400x240.png)
Tues., Oct. 30, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Wed., Oct. 31, Dodgers at Red Sox, 8:00 p.m.*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 28, 2018, 11:34:22 AM

Not lookin' good...sigh...
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2018, 11:35:37 AM
Do or die tonight.

I was watching the Navy game last night at the same time, but Debbie kept us well informed about the progress of the game.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 28, 2018, 11:41:00 AM

Our relief pitchers had a meltdown leading 4-0 in the 7th.

Someone pointed out that if the Dodgers won the World Series, they would be beating
all the cities who have/had "Braves" baseball teams. Atlanta, Milwaukee, Boston.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 28, 2018, 12:50:10 PM
A reason for Fritz and Jonn to root for the Dodgers to win the World Series!
Our relief pitcher, Ryan Madson, has played for the Washington Nationals
and won a World Series ring with the Kansas City Royals.
(And the Philadelphia Phillies, as well.)



No wonder your teams got rid of him:

In Game 1 at Fenway Park, Madson relieved Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning with two on and none out. He issued a five-pitch walk, gave up a run-scoring fielder’s choice, and gave up an RBI single before escaping.  Red Sox win.

In Game 2 at Fenway Park, Madson relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning. The Dodgers led 2-1. They trailed 3-2 by the end of the inning after J.D. Martinez’s two-run single off Madson. Red Sox Win.

In Game 4 at Dodger Stadium, Madson relieved Rich Hill with two runners on base and one out in the seventh inning. The Dodgers led 4-0. He served a fat changeup to Mitch Moreland who blasted it for a three-run home run in Boston’s eventual 9-6 victory, which pulled the Red Sox within a win of seizing the World Series.

If that isn't enough to make a Dodger fan wince, I found out he's a Trump supporter.
Links HERE (https://thebiglead.com/2018/10/28/donald-trump-ryan-madson-tweet/) and  HERE (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2016/07/07/donald-trump-major-league-baseball-mexico-wall/86828582/) just for proof.


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2018, 12:52:56 PM
Yikes!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on October 28, 2018, 07:30:59 PM
There are many, not just tRUMP, who thought Hill should have stayed in through that inning......we'll never know now, right? Good Luck to LA tonight, I'll be watching it soon......or catching UP to it.....LOL!!  :o :o :o

My KC Chiefs won today, but it wasn't pretty at all, IMHO, you understand?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 28, 2018, 10:36:55 PM
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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on October 29, 2018, 07:59:32 AM
Darn.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 29, 2018, 11:57:34 AM

So I have to write a bit about this baseball experience this year. After an MLB record six years of winning the Division and then losing in the NLDS the first three times, losing in the NLCS the 4th time and finally making it to the World Series the last two times, but losing both of them after 30 years trying...if you're a fan who follows something day by day with your team, this is a pretty empty feeling when all is said and done. Especially watching the winning team celebrate on your own turf twice. I can't imagine what the players feel like.

If you're more than a casual baseball fan it's not so easy to let it go.    :'(

The Dodgers are second only to the Yankees in how many times they've appeared in the World Series, appearing in the 20th one this year.
And yet, out of 20 appearances they've only won 6 of them.  Take the Cardinals who've appeared in 19 World Series and won 11 of them!
The last time the Dodgers appeared two years in a row in the World Series was 1977 and 1978 and they lost both of those series, too, to
the Yankees.  If luck has anything to do with it, the Dodgers don't ever seem to get the lucky breaks. The Dodgers have never appeared
in the World Series three consecutive times.

Well, Boston's had their 86 years, was it, dry spell and tortured their fans. The past 15 years they've now won 4 World Series, so hats off
to them! They need something to feel upbeat about when they return to Boston today in the pouring rain and thunderstorms they're having.

I so wanted to go to a Dodger parade through the streets of downtown this week.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on October 29, 2018, 12:00:13 PM

So, I turn to something more soothing and upbeat, perhaps...

An interesting sports story in Los Angeles yesterday.  All 5 professional sports had a home game
in the city yesterday and the phenomena was dubbed the “Super Sports Equinox”. I'm not definitive
on the stats, but I believe I heard this has never happened in a city before. Here's an L.A. Times story
about two guys who attended (parts of) each event.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sports-bonanza-20181028-story.html#nt=tertiarynavbar

These two guys went back to Dodger Stadium after they visited the Clippers game.


The games, in the order they best could be attended, were: (*=winner)

Hockey:
Los Angeles Kings* vs. New York Rangers

Soccer:
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo*

Football:
Los Angeles Rams* vs. Green Bay Packers

Baseball:
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox*

Basketball:
Los Angeles Clippers* vs. Washington Wizards


A gay couple was also the only other (known?) people who also did the same thing: Lance Bass (!) and his partner Michael Turchin.
An article with photos and video about their day:

https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2018/10/29/follow-pop-star-lance-bass-journey-to-all-five-la-home-games-on-sunday/
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 01, 2018, 12:30:19 PM
People are stupid department. Since when is it a good idea that fans throw full cans of beer at the Red Sox players during their victory parade in Boston yesterday?
Several were arrested for doing so and some of the players and their guests got hit by them.

Can't say I didn't enjoy (a little bit?) the fact one of the beer cans thrown broke the World Series trophy...

(http://www.allusanewshub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/fan-damages-red-sox-world-series-trophy-by-throwing-beer-can-at-it.jpg)


...especially when people have to go out of their way to not just enjoy their victory, but, with time and effort, to rub it in...

(https://www.mcclatchy-wires.com/incoming/415crg/picture220890820/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/Red_Sox_Parade_Baseball_68959.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 02, 2018, 08:21:24 AM
It's a matchup FB weekend!! LA versus NO?? Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield in KC? The FUTURE star QB's?? who can say?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 02, 2018, 11:34:30 AM
Yep! Geaux Saints, beat Rams! Geaux Irish, beat Wildcats!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 05, 2018, 08:25:08 AM
So NONE of the Dodgers made the Golden Glove awards this year?!! How is that? There are 2 current KC Royals on the list, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez, and one former KC pitcher, Zack Greinke......no Dodgers though........odd, I'd think!!  :o :o :o

My KC Chiefs won yesterday, but they REALLY need to work on that defense.....they'll never make it to the Super Bowl with that line........hmmmm, still plenty of time to IMPROVE that, IMHO, you understand?!!  ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 05, 2018, 10:26:35 AM
So NONE of the Dodgers made the Golden Glove awards this year?!! How is that?

I don't know the rules for selecting these things, but it might have something to do with the Dodgers system of platooning players. If you have to play a certain amount of games in the same position, for example, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy play first base, but they also are used in the outfield positions. Sometimes they'll play both in the same game. Sometimes they'll be in a game and come off the bench in later innings. Manny Machado and Justin Turner switched shortstop and 3rd base duties frequently. This past season Kiké Hernandez played every single position but catcher. And, yes, in one really long extra inning game he pitched an inning that was a really bad mistake for the manager to have done that. We lost that game and, if you recall, we ended up tied for first place at the end of the season before the play-off game. It's one of the criticisms of the fan base this year that players weren't used consistently in positions and the fans think they should be. (In the first two games of the World Series, our 4 players with the most home runs this season were sitting on the bench.) There's the idea that over the long run it might work, but in a short series, like the World Series, not so much. In other words, blame too much emphasis on analytics. Or as one critic writes it ANALytics.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 05, 2018, 10:41:49 AM
Geaux Saints!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 05, 2018, 10:45:46 AM
I wrote a nice long response and lost it somewhere........LOL!! this seems to happen to me ONLY in DCF, I don't have this issue anywhere else!! Why is that? Are the Mods reading my posts while I'm composing them??  :o :o :o

anyway, my thoughts: IMHO, I think our WHOLE country has tooooo many Awards for virtually EVERYTHING, I swear it!! Used to be People would complain about all the declarations done by our Gov't Leaders to recognize or name a day, week or month for some type of observation or whatnot.....EVERY DAMN DAY of the year is a special recognition day for SOMETHING, or SOMEONE!! I think it all started with the Greeting Card Lobby and ballooned way out of proportion from there.......I keep forgetting when Left-Handers Day is, cause that's the ONLY DAY I care about.......... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 05, 2018, 06:06:53 PM

The third stop of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating is finished.

In the Ice Dance portion, Russians Alexandra Stepanova & Ivan Bukin claimed the gold.  Italians Charlene Guignard & Marco Fabbri won the silver.  In a surprise moment, Americans Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter won the bronze.  It is their first year competing on the senior circuit, so to win a medal on your debut season is a great thing.

In the Pairs competition, it was almost the same podium as the Ice Dance finish.  Russians Natalia Zabiiako & Alexander Enbert won the gold, and Italians Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise took the silver.  A second Russian pair, Daria Pavliuchenko & Denis Khodykin took the bronze.  US pair Deanna Stellato-Dudek & Nathan Bartholomay managed to move up from last (8th) into 6th, but it was not a clean performance, and there was some glaring going on between the two, leading some to speculate that perhaps this pair may be thinking of splitting.

For the Men's competition, we had some drama.  The gold medal winner was Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu.  He is the current Olympic champion, but did not have a clean short program.  However, he was still placed first.  His long program was also considered "sloppy" for him (he had no falls, but quite a few titled air positions and step-outs from jumps), but he still took the gold.  The surprise performance was from Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic.  Michal is 28 and has been competing on the senior circuit for a while now.  The last time he qualified for the Grand Prix final was back in 2011.  From 2011 - 2018, his scores didn't qualify him to enter the Grand Prix Final.  This year, he won a silver medal at Skate America, and now a silver at Skate Finland.  He's now qualified for the Grand Prix final this year.  Junhwan Cha of Korea took the bronze.   American Alexei Krasnazhon was able to move up from 8th to 7th.

Finally, we have the ladies, and they had the same bit of drama the men did.  One of the competitors was Alina Zagitova of Russia.   She is the current Olympic Gold Medalist, and in her short program, she popped one of her jumps, turning her triple lutz- triple loop combo into a triple lutz-single loop.  She was still placed first.  Her long program contained no errors, but she was visibly bothered by the way she skated it, she felt she could've done better.  Stanislava Konstantinova (also of Russia) finished with the silver medal, giving Russia a double podium finish.  The most memorable skate when to the bronze medalist, Kaori Sakamoto.  Usually a very reliable skater, nerves got the better of her in the short program, and she fell twice, ending up in 7th place.  She pulled it together for the long program, and her scores would've placed her in second, but because she was so far down after the short program, she finished in third.   American  Angela Wang also was a victim of nerves.  She finished 9th after the short program, and ended up in last (11th) after the long.



The next stop (next weekend) is NHK Trophy (Japan).  Attendees are:


Ice Dance

Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS   CAN
Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU   CHN
Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON   FRA
Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSON   GBR
Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO   JPN
Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN   RUS
Tiffani ZAGORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO   RUS
Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN   UKR
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER   USA
Rachel PARSONS / Michael PARSONS   USA


Pairs


Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO   CAN
Cheng PENG / Yang JIN   CHN
Laura BARQUERO / Aritz MAESTU   ESP
Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA   JPN
Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT   RUS
Tarah KAYNE / Danny O'SHEA   USA
Audrey LU / Misha MITROFANOV   USA
Alexa SCIMECA KNIERIM / Chris KNIERIM   USA


Men


Kevin REYNOLDS   CAN
Matteo RIZZO   ITA
Hiroaki SATO   JPN
Shoma UNO   JPN
Sota YAMAMOTO   JPN
Deniss VASILJEVS   LAT
June Hyoung LEE   KOR
Dmitri ALIEV   RUS
Sergei VORONOV   RUS
Yaroslav PANIOT   UKR
Alexander JOHNSON   USA
Vincent ZHOU   USA



Women

Kailani CRAINE   AUS
Mae Berenice MEITE   FRA
Rika KIHIRA   JPN
Mai MIHARA   JPN
Satoko MIYAHARA   JPN
Eunsoo LIM   KOR
Maria SOTSKOVA   RUS
Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA   RUS
Mariah BELL   USA
Courtney HICKS   USA
Angela WANG   USA
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 05, 2018, 06:43:04 PM
Thanks for all the info on the skating. It is always very interesting.

Why does this Japanese skater always get the gold when he makes visible mistakes, and all the other skaters get points taken off for mistakes?
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 05, 2018, 06:56:18 PM
Thanks for all the info on the skating. It is always very interesting.

Why does this Japanese skater always get the gold when he makes visible mistakes, and all the other skaters get points taken off for mistakes?

To be honest, he gets the gold because he deserves it most of the time.  he's really that good.  Because he's built up that reputation, judges may not mark his mistakes as harshly.

With the competition this past weekend, his long program was sloppy with some of the jumps, but he landed them all on one skate, and earned high points for that.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 05, 2018, 07:11:52 PM
Ok, thanks Chuck.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 10, 2018, 04:24:11 PM

The fourth stop of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating (NHK Trophy of Japan) is finished.

The Ice Dance portion is usually dominated by European pairs.  In this competion, however, that didn't happen.  The two Russian couples who competed were shut out from the medal podium.    Carolane Soucisse & Shane Firus of Canada took gold,     Shiyue Wang & Xinyu Liy of China won silver and Lilah Fear & Lewis Gibson of Great Britain won the bronze.   Out of 9 couples, the US finished 8th and 9th, so not a good competition for us there.

In the Pairs competition, a powerful, clean program by the Russian team of Natalia Zabiiako & Alexander Enbert gave them the gold.  Chinese pair of Cheng Peng & Yang Jin took the silver.  After a rough short program, the US team of Alexa Scimeca-Knierim & and her husband Chris Knierim rebounded and pulled themselves into 3rd place.

For the Men's competition, we had a mess.  Not one competitor was able to skate a clean program.  The eventual winner was Japanese skater Shoma Uno.  He was favored to win, and was a bit sloppy with his program, but today, being least sloppy lead to a gold medal.  Silver was awarded to Russian Sergei Voronov and bronze to Matteo Rizzo from Italy.  He won the first medal ever for Italy on the Grand Prix circuit.

Finally, we have the ladies, and they were everything the men weren't.  Almost all of the women skated cleanly, and we even saw history get made!   The gold medal winner was Rika Kihira from Japan.  She was in 5th after the short program.  Rika took the ice, and she skated a wonderful program packed with clean jumps, and even landed her attempt at the Triple Axel/Triple Toe loop combination.  She became the first woman to land that jump in competition on the senior level at international competition.  She immediately landed a second Triple Axel (as a solo jump) as well.  Silver was given to Satoko Miyahara, also of Japan, giving the host country a 1-2 finish in the ladies discipline.  Bronze went to Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia.   American Mariah Bell was in 8th place after the short program, and skated well enough to move up to 5th overall.


The next stop (next weekend) is Rostelecom Cup (formerly known as Cup of Russia).  Attendees are:


Ice Dance
                                                                        
1   Anna YANOVSKAYA / Adam LUKACS   HUN                                                           
2   Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO   JPN                                                           
3   Allison REED / Saulius AMBRULEVICIUS   LTU                                                           
4   Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV   POL                                                           
5   Sofia EVDOKIMOVA / Egor BAZIN   RUS                                                           
6   Annabelle MOROZOV / Andrei BAGIN   RUS                                                           
7   Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN   RUS                                                           
8   Sara HURTADO / Kirill KHALIAVIN   ESP                                                           
9   Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO   USA   

Pairs

                                                                     
1   Ekaterina ALEXANDROVSKAYA / Harley WINDSOR   AUS                                                        
2   Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER   AUT                                                        
3   Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE   ITA                                                        
4   Alisa EFIMOVA / Alexander KOROVIN   RUS                                                        
5   Daria PAVLIUCHENKO / Denis KHODYKIN   RUS                                                        
6   Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV   RUS                                                        
7   Ashley CAIN / Timothy LEDUC   USA                                                        
8   Deanna STELLATO / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY   USA   


Men

                                                                     
1   Brendan KERRY   AUS                                                           
2   Keegan MESSING   CAN                                                        
3   Morisi KVITELASHVILI   GEO                                                           
4   Paul FENTZ   GER                                                           
5   Yuzuru HANYU   JPN                                                           
6   Kazuki TOMONO   JPN                                                           
7   Julian Zhi Jie YEE   MAS                                                        
8   Artur DMITRIEV   RUS                                                           
9   Alexey EROKHOV   RUS                                                           
10   Mikhail KOLYADA   RUS                                                           
11   Alexander MAJOROV   SWE                                                           
12   Alexei KRASNOZHON   USA   


Ladies

    
1   Nicole SCHOTT   GER                                                           
2   Yura MATSUDA   JPN                                                           
3   Yuna SHIRAIWA   JPN                                                           
4   Mako YAMASHITA   JPN                                                           
5   Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA   KAZ                                                           
6   Eunsoo LIM   KOR                                                           
7   Sofia SAMODUROVA   RUS                                                           
8   Polina TSURSKAYA   RUS                                                           
9   Alina ZAGITOVA   RUS   5                                                        
10   Alexia PAGANINI   SUI                                                           
11   Karen CHEN   USA                                                           
12   Gracie GOLD   USA      
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 10, 2018, 08:20:29 PM
For those who would like to see the historic performance by Japan's Rika Kihira, to the piece "Beautiful Storm", click the link below.

The Triple Axel-Triple Toe Loop and solo Triple Axel are her first two jumping passes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIYz8n6otCc
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 11, 2018, 03:46:45 PM
KC wins today over AZ, but not a pretty performance at all, IMHO, you understand!!?

One day (SOON!), the opposing team defense is going to run roughshod all over Patrick Mahomes....I can't believe it hasn't happened YET!! But it will. He was sacked, what, 4 times today, maybe 5? Most on 3rd downs too. Plus, KC has toooo many stoooopid penalties!

ok, nuff complaining from me!! They play the LA RAMS a week from Monday Night in Mexico City!! WTH?? I don't thing Mexico even PLAYS NFL style Football, or maybe any Football or what they might call Soccer there.......who can say? Does tRUMP know we're going there??
LOL....maybe he'll show up for the game........since we NOW know he watches Pro Sports at times too.......

It should be a good matchup.....I don't think I've even WATCHED the RAMS play this year......maybe they are on tonight? Seems like it...
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 11, 2018, 03:58:48 PM
Saints are going like gangbusters!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 13, 2018, 07:00:13 PM
WTH??!! Now they are moving the Chiefs and Rams game to LA!! I guess the field in Mexico City was in bad shape!!?

That gives the RAMS home field advantage!! Was this your doing, Lyle!!??  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 14, 2018, 10:52:23 AM

What's a football game?

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 14, 2018, 04:16:34 PM
Bwwwaaahhhhaaaaaa!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 17, 2018, 06:55:29 PM
The fifth stop of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Rostelecom Cup of Russia) is finished.

The Ice Dance portion of the competition didn't give us any surprises.  Alexandra Stepanova & Ivan Bukin of Russia won the gold medal.  Spain's Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khaliavin took the silver, and Christina Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko of the US won the bronze.

The Pairs competition turned out to be a messy event with numerous errors.  There wasn't a single pair that skated cleanly.  Host country Russia earned two more medals as Evgenia Tarasova &  Vladimir Morozov won gold and    Daria Pavliuchenko & Denis Khodykin won bronze.  In between them, Italians Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise earned the silver.  USA had two pairs in the competion.  Ashley Cain & Timothy Leduc finished in 6th.  Deanna Stellato-Dudek & Nathan Bartholomay were in last place, and then withdrew from the competition due to food poisoning.    

For the Men's competition, they were just as sloppy as the pairs.  The big surprise was that Russian men were blocked from the podium.  The highest Russian finish was 4th place.   Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu started strongly, landing his quad combinations and earning major points.  Near the end he lost his energy and made mistakes, but his score was still high enough for a gold medal.  His countryman, Kazuki Tomonon, skated well to the music of Riverdance, and was in second, bu then Morisi Kvitelashvili from Georgia took to the ice, and proved to be a spoiler.  His skated well enough to jump into the silver medal spot, pushing Tomonon down to bronze, and pushing Russian Mikhail Kolyada from the bronze medal position to off he podium.   The top American finish was    Alexei Krasnozhon, who finished 8th. 

Finally, we have the ladies.  This event was given a lot of attention for two reasons.  First, one of the competitors was the 2018 Olympic gold medalist, Alina Zagitova, who was favored to win.  Second, the lone American to enter the event was Gracie Gold.  She had been the darling of the US, but she had withdrawn from competition, citing depression and an eating disorder.

While she didn't have a perfect skate, Alina Zagitova was able to easily win a gold in front of her countrymen/women.  Teammate Sofia Samodurova won the silver, and Korea's Eunsoo Lim made a great recovery after a flawed short program, and was able to win the bronze.

Gracie Gold took to the ice looking very nervous, and not ready for competition.  She seemed to have no stamina or spark.  Gracie's planned program was a Triple Lutz-Triple Toe combo, a Triple Flip, and a Double Axel.  Her combo became a double lutz-double toe, a fall on the triple flip, and a popped single axel.  She was in last place after the short program, and then withdrew from the competition for the long program.



The next stop (next weekend) is Internationaux de France.  Once this competition is done, the top point earners from all the prior competitions will meet up for the Grand Prix Final.

Internationaux de France attendees are:


Ice Dance
                                                                        
Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER   CAN                                                           
Adelina GALAYAVIEVA / Louis THAURON   FRA                                                           
Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC   FRA                                                           
Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON   FRA                                                           
Allison REED / Saulius AMBRULEVICIUS   LTU                                                           
Betina POPOVA / Sergey MOZGOV   RUS                                                           
Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV   RUS                                                           
Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ   ESP                                                           
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER   USA                                                           
Rachel PARSONS / Michael PARSONS   USA      

Pairs

                                                                     
Camille RUEST / Andrew WOLFE   CAN                                                           
Tae Ok RYOM / Ju Sik KIM   PRK                                                           
Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES   FRA                                                           
Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT   GER                                                           
Aleksandra BOIKOVA / Dmitrii KOZLOVSKII   RUS                                                           
Tarah KAYNE / Danny O'SHEA   USA                                                           
Audrey LU / Misha MITROFANOV   USA      


Men

                                                                     
Nicolas NADEAU   CAN                                                           
Boyang JIN   CHN                                                           
Kevin AYMOZ   FRA                                                           
Romain PONSART   FRA                                                           
Daniel SAMOHIN   ISR                                                           
Keiji TANAKA   JPN                                                           
Deniss VASILJEVS   LAT                                                           
Dmitri ALIEV   RUS                                                           
Alexander SAMARIN   RUS                                                           
Jason BROWN   USA                                                           
Nathan CHEN   USA      


Ladies

    
Laurine LECAVELIER   FRA                                                           
Mae Berenice MEITE   FRA                                                           
Lea SERNA   FRA                                                           
Marin HONDA   JPN                                                           
Rika KIHIRA   JPN                                                           
Mai MIHARA   JPN                                                           
Stanislava KONSTANTINOVA   RUS                                                           
Evgenia MEDVEDEVA   RUS                                                           
Maria SOTSKOVA   RUS                                                           
Matilda ALGOTSSON   SWE                                                           
Alexia PAGANINI   SUI                                                           
Bradie TENNELL   USA   
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 18, 2018, 09:51:14 AM
How about that fiasco at the Harvard/Yale game? Caused a little STIR on the Net.........sad state of affairs in College Sports, I guess.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2018/11/17/harvard-devin-darrington-touchdown-called-back-flip-off-yale/38552575/


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 18, 2018, 09:58:16 AM
And Hahvahd no less. Shocking.

Geaux Irish!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 18, 2018, 11:14:17 AM

This caught my eye:

(https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/styles/marquee_large_2x/public/2018/11/15/jeff-rohrer-marry-partner-joshua-ross.jpg)

Jeff Rohrer is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980's.
He played college football at Yale University and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft.
On Sunday (tomorrow) he is set to become the first known NFL player to marry a man.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/cowboys/2038749002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/cowboys/2018/11/17/ex-cowboys-support-gay-teammate-jeff-rohrer-before-his-wedding/2038749002/)

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 18, 2018, 11:27:27 AM
How about that fiasco at the Harvard/Yale game? Caused a little STIR on the Net.........sad state of affairs in College Sports, I guess.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2018/11/17/harvard-devin-darrington-touchdown-called-back-flip-off-yale/38552575/


And this week an NCAA basketball player was sucker punched in a game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOvxIondurY

The offender was suspended indefinitely.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 18, 2018, 11:30:07 AM
The next stop (next weekend) is Internationaux de France.

Men
Jason BROWN   USA                                                           
Nathan CHEN   USA      

Nice to see Jason Brown in the lineup.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 18, 2018, 01:22:56 PM
Nice to see Jason Brown in the lineup.
LOL!! I might watch that as well......I only LIKE watching the MEN compete!!  :o :o :o :P :P :P
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 18, 2018, 01:55:35 PM
This caught my eye:

(https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/styles/marquee_large_2x/public/2018/11/15/jeff-rohrer-marry-partner-joshua-ross.jpg)

Jeff Rohrer is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980's.
He played college football at Yale University and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft.
On Sunday (tomorrow) he is set to become the first known NFL player to marry a man.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/cowboys/2038749002/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/cowboys/2018/11/17/ex-cowboys-support-gay-teammate-jeff-rohrer-before-his-wedding/2038749002/)

This is cool, Lyle, and I am so glad his former teammates support him.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 18, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
Nice to see Jason Brown in the lineup.

Jason caused a stir this year when he got rid of his ponytail and slicked back hairstyle.  I think he looks better without it.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32073078918_b051b1c624_z.jpg)


Jason is still in the mix with the amateur skaters, but he's going through some changes, other than the haircut.

In the 2017-2018 season, he wasn't satisfied with his skating, and he finished 6th at the US Nationals, missing a shot to the Olympics.  He decided to leave Kori Ade (his coach) who he had been with since the age of 5.  He is now coached by former Canadian skater and Olympic silver medalist Brian Orser (he was the one Brian in the "Battle of the Brians" at the 1988 Olympics, the other was Brian Boitano).

This year at Skate Canada, Jason finished the short program in 11th, but skated well enough in the long program to move up to 6th.  His second competition is next week.

Jason is still an expressive and artistic skater, but he has never landed a quad jump in competition, and his triple axel can be iffy.  With other competitors landing two or three quads in competition now, he really has to play 'catch up' at this point.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 18, 2018, 07:37:29 PM
Quads, Quads and more Quads!!  :o :o :o

Is it the Ban of Men's skating competition now......if you can't land several you might as well quit, or what? I know the 'scoring' has changed, or is changing. But, really, will this keep some Men out of competiton just because they can't land it ALL the time? hmmm?  :(
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 18, 2018, 07:44:37 PM
OUCH!!! Poor Alex Smith, what a heartbreak, literally. Two breaks in his leg, in surgery now, I think. I pray he recovers well. He is a great QB, and KC was lucky to have him mentoring young Mahomes last year. AND, Washington was in the playoff mix too....now what???
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 18, 2018, 07:55:02 PM
Quads, Quads and more Quads!!  :o :o :o

Is it the Ban of Men's skating competition now......if you can't land several you might as well quit, or what? I know the 'scoring' has changed, or is changing. But, really, will this keep some Men out of competiton just because they can't land it ALL the time? hmmm?  :(

It's the way the sport is going now, and it's only going to keep moving that way.

Apparently, there are videos out of young Russian girls landing quads now.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 19, 2018, 09:07:46 AM
But where's the ART in Quads? Where's the expression, the basics of skating.......land some Quads, win the medal......... ???
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 19, 2018, 10:59:17 AM
Jason caused a stir this year when he got rid of his ponytail and slicked back hairstyle.  I think he looks better without it.

I guess new coach, new look!

There are some skaters, like actors, that I just like. I like what they do and how they do it. I find some
competition skaters who might be very technically proficient that they just seem cold to me. It's all there is.
I like there to be some joy, some life, some verve in their skating. So many of the ones who win the medals
leave me cold. I like the ones who win my heart.

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 19, 2018, 06:14:11 PM
But where's the ART in Quads? Where's the expression, the basics of skating.......land some Quads, win the medal......... ???

A good skater can do both.

Here's a video from the 2018 Canadian Autumn classic.  The skater is Kevin Aymoz from France.

He opens with two quad moves (a quad toe loop, and then a quad toe loop, double toe loop combo).  He has one fall, later on a triple axel, but you can see how artistic his skate is, as well as technically difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHSWMholqA
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 19, 2018, 07:36:18 PM
Nice video Chuck, thanks!! Lots of expression and artistry there. One should be able to win on those two elements too!!  ;D
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 24, 2018, 10:57:29 PM
The sixth stop of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Internationaux de France) is finished.   This event featured a number of surprises, all from the US skaters.

The Ice Dance portion of the competition didn't give us any surprises.  Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron of France won the gold medal, Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov of Russia won the silver, and Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier of Canada won the bronze.   The best US finish was Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker, finishing in fourth.

The Pairs competition was another messy affair, just like the event in Russia.  There were 7 pairs that competed, and all 7 had problems with their side-by-side jumping passes.  Other pairs had falls on their throw jumps, and at least two pairs has problems with their lifts.   

There were two pairs that were stand-out favorites to place high on the podium.  Tae Ok Ryom & Ju Sik Kim from Korea were poised to win a medal, being in second place after the short program.  Aleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia were the clear favorites, standing in first place after the short program.  After the long program, and numerous errors, the Korean team found themselves knocked off the podium, ending in fourth.  The Russians fell from 1st to 3rd.  Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres from France (the host country) skated an exciting program, and were able to move up in the standings from 3rd to 1st, getting a gold medal.  Surprise skate came from the US team of Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea, who gave a solid performance, and moved up from 4th to second, earning a silver medal.

For the Men's competition, the US men continued to offer up surprises.   World Champion Nathan Chen had an error in  his short program, and found himself in third place.  Russian Alexander Samarin was in second, with some large quads landed, but a sloppy looking program.  Biggest surprise of the night was Jason Brown.  He skated onto the ice with no quads planned, and he didn't attempt any.  His triple jumps were landed perfectly, and he had a positive GOE (grade of execution) mark on every element he performed.  That score, added with this presentation scores, put him in first place.

When the long program came, Nathan stepped up his game, and gave a performance with multiple quads and no mistakes, and he easily won the event.  Alexander Samarin gave a mixed performance, and he dropped from second to third.   Jason Brown came out and gave another great performance (with no quads) and ended up with the silver medal.

If you want to see Jason's short program, you can see it at the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9RYnF_0ZiU  (short/technical program)



Finally, we have the ladies.  The surprises continued.  There was only one US woman in the event, National Champion Bradie Tennell.  The rest of the field contained top skaters from Russia and Japan.  Favored to win the event was Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva.  She was the 2017 Russian champion, European Champion, and World Champion.  She is also the 2018 Olympic silver medalist.  However, after her teammate Alina Zagitova won the gold over her, Evgenia left her coach (Eteri - who also trains Zagitova) for Brian Orser in Canada.  The result is that she's changing her technique (it's getting better) but the adjustments are throwing off her skating.

After the short program, Japan's Mai Mihara was in first, Japans Rika Kihara was in second, and Evgenia Medvedeva was third.  After some errors, Bradie Tennell was in 6th.

Bradie skated the long program first, and nailed all of her elements.  Mai Mihara had two popped jumps (planned triples that became doubles).  Rika Kihara landed a huge triple Axel.  The results after those skates had Rika jumping into first, Mai Mihara in second, and Bradie jumping up three places to third.   Evgenia skated last, and had sloppy landings on two of her jumps, and turned her triple-triple combos into triple doubles.  End result was Evgenia fell from third to fifth overall, off the podium and out of the Grand Prix final.

The Grand Prix Final is the last event to take place.  The scores of all the skaters that have completed are totaled up, and the top 6 finishers of each event will move to the final, which takes place in Vancouver, Ca.  starting on December 6th.

Here are the participants that won spots to the final event.   What you are seeing is the disciple, the names of the competitors, their country, and the number at the end is the amount of points they've earned on the way through the Grand Prix events.

The points break out like this:  1st = 15 points, 2nd = 13 points, 3rd = 11 points,  4th = 9 points, 5th = 7 points, and 6th = 5 points.  Any finishes below 6th earns no points.  The highest points would be two gold medal performances, which totals 30 points.

Ice Dance

Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE   USA     30   
Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN           RUS     30   
Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV   RUS     26
Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI           ITA     26   
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER           USA     24
Tiffani ZAGORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO   RUS     24


Pairs

Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES           FRA      30
Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV   RUS      30
Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT           RUS      30
Cheng PENG / Yang JIN                           CHN      26
Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE   ITA      26
Daria PAVLIUCHENKO / Denis KHODYKIN   RUS      22


Men

Yuzuru HANYU        JPN   30  *********
Shoma UNO        JPN   30
Nathan CHEN        USA   30
Michal BREZINA        CZE   26
Sergei VORONOV    RUS   24
Junhwan CHA        KOR   22

******  As of this writing, Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu is reportedly injured, and considering withdrawing from the event.  If that happens, first substitute skater Keegan Messing from Canada will take his place.  His current point total is 20,  13 points for a bronze finish in Skate Canada, and 7 points for a 5th place finish at Rostelecom of Russia.


Ladies

Alina ZAGITOVA                 RUS      30
Rika KIHIRA                 JPN      30
Satoko MIYAHARA         JPN           28
Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA   RUS      26
Kaori SAKAMOTO         JPN           24
Sofia SAMODUROVA         RUS           24


While fans are interested in all the events, the one that is getting the most attention is the women's event, which turned out to be Russia vs. Japan.  Current gold medalist Alina Zagitova will be there, but so will the latest skating star, Japan's Rika Kihira.  She has placed two triple axels in her long program, which will give her a higher tech score than Alina.  The result could turn out to be quite the upset.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 25, 2018, 05:25:09 AM
And the Fighting Irish are undefeated! 12-0! Woo hoo!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 25, 2018, 07:24:48 AM
YAY!!! GO IRISH!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 25, 2018, 07:43:40 AM
Fritz I wanted to let you know about the LSU/TX A&M game.  It went to 7 overtimes and the final score was 74-72 with TX A&M on top.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 25, 2018, 10:25:00 AM
Yes, that LSU game was amazing! But I wish LSU had come out on top, of course.

Final          1   2   3   4   OT   2OT   3OT   4OT   5OT   6OT   7OT   Tot
#7 LSU                     7   3   7   14   3   7   8   3   6   8   6   72
#22 Texas A&M        7   10   7   7   3   7   8   3   6   8   8   74

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on November 25, 2018, 10:25:32 AM
This program just can't do tables!

Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: killersmom on November 25, 2018, 12:31:27 PM
This program just can't do tables!



I know. It makes it very hard.
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on November 27, 2018, 04:44:25 PM
Chuck, I stumbled onto the Figure Skating cable channel last night, and actually watched Nathan and Jason skate a long program, some Russian and French guys too. It was late, and I cannot remember the event, seems like it was held in France. I'm sure it was a rerun. Anyway, I think Nathan and Jason ended up 1st and 2nd place!!
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on December 03, 2018, 10:01:39 AM
KC pulled out a WIN yesterday, but that 2nd half was a little bit of a nail-biter for me!!
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Post by: fritzkep on December 03, 2018, 01:44:38 PM
Geaux Irish! Beat Clemson!

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Post by: fritzkep on December 08, 2018, 08:33:48 PM
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Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: Flyboy on December 09, 2018, 10:50:20 AM
YUM!! nice pic, nicer shadows!!  :laugh: :P :-*
Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 09, 2018, 10:59:04 AM

The Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final took place this weekend, and the top 6 point earners of all prior events showed up to compete against each other for the final round of medals.

a few surprises happened.  Current Olympic silver medalist, Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva, failed to make enough points due to her poor performance at her last competition, so she was not at the event.  Japan's Yuhuru Hanyu withdrew due to injury, and he was one of the top point earners.  Canada's Keegan Messing competed as a substitute in his place.


The ice dance competitors were:

Ice Dance

Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE   USA     30   
Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN           RUS     30   
Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV   RUS     26
Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI           ITA     26   
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER           USA     24
Tiffani ZAGORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO   RUS     24



One of the top teams was Stepanova/Bukin, who had collected the most points a team can (30) but they had problems with two of their step sequences, leading them to be placed fourth after the first dance.  It was a deduction they couldn't make up in their free dance, and surprisingly, remained in fourth.  Gold medal winners were USA Hubbell/Donahue, Russians Sinitsina/Katsalapov took silver, and Guignard/Fabbri of Italy won the bronze.


On to the men.....


Men

Shoma UNO        JPN   30
Nathan CHEN        USA   30
Michal BREZINA        CZE   26
Sergei VORONOV    RUS   24
Junhwan CHA        KOR   22
Keegan MESSING    CAN     20


The men's competition had some mild surprises.   Russia usually has a skater on the podium for each discipline.  For the men, Russian Sergei Voronov wasn't able  to match his competitors in power or grace, and ended up in last place.   Keegan Messing from Canada, the replacement for Japan's Yuhuru Hanyu, ended up 5th but celebrated the fact that he landed a quad lutz jump, the first time for him.   Junhwan Cha earned a bronze, becoming the first skater from Korea to win a medal on the Grand Prix Final, in any discipline.  Shoma Uno from Japan had no major mistakes, but a number of his jumps were under-rotated, resulting in his scores going down, and being placed second.  Gold medal winner was Nathan Chen of the US.

On to the women.....


Ladies

Alina ZAGITOVA                 RUS      30
Rika KIHIRA                 JPN      30
Satoko MIYAHARA         JPN           28
Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA   RUS      26
Kaori SAKAMOTO         JPN           24
Sofia SAMODUROVA         RUS           24


Billed as "Russia vs. Japan"  there were two different "battles" people were looking at.  Rika Kihira vs. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (both can land triple axel jumps) and Rika Kihira vs. Alina Zagitova (Rika the upstart newcomer, and Alina the current Olympic Gold Medalist).

The first three skaters came out and did fine, but it was the second set of three everyone was watching.  First to skate was Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia.  Her first element was her triple axel.  She came close to landing it, but not quite.  She stayed on her blades, but did turn-outs on her skate so it wasn't a clean landing.  The rest of her program was clean.

Next to skate was  Alina Zagitova.  Her opening move was her triple lutz-triple toe combination.  Her lutz was off, so she she only landed a triple lutz-single toe.  It may not seem like much, but she then skated very tentatively afterwards, so the program looked labored, and she had no triple-triple combination, so she lost a lot of points.

Last to skate was Rika Kihara, who was making her Grand Prix debut.  She had two planned triple axel jumps.  On the first she almost fell, so she got deductions.  It also meant that if she made a second attempt at it, it MUST be in combination.  Skating rules state that each jump can only be done once, unless it is done in combination, then it may be done twice.  In a gutsy move, Rika made a second attempt at the triple axel, and landed it, added the double toe to the end, so it was in combination.  She went on to land all her other jumps, including a triple lutz-triple toe, the move that Alina Zagitova missed.

Elizaveta was given the bronze (many felt it should've been silver), Alina the silver (many felt it should've been bronze) and Rika took the gold in her senior year debut.

It was later announced by Alina's team that she had "tripped" over a tv wire backstage and hurt her foot, but skated anyway.



The last discipline was pairs.  Your competitors......


Pairs

Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES           FRA      30
Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV   RUS      30
Natalia ZABIIAKO / Alexander ENBERT           RUS      30
Cheng PENG / Yang JIN                           CHN      26
Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE   ITA      26
Daria PAVLIUCHENKO / Denis KHODYKIN   RUS      22


France's James & Cipres had a bad short program, and ended up in 4th place going into the long program.  In the long program, they were the second pair to skate, meaning 4 other pairs would have to skate after them.   James & Cipres had a FANTASTIC  long program, nailing every element and give an artistically superb performance with passion.  They got very high marks, and had to wait for the other pairs to skate and see what would happen.

Italy's Della Monica / Guarise  had multiple errors, and ended up being placed 5th.  Russia's Zabiiako / Enbert were doing well, but then a lift had a failed entry, and they didn't get into it in time, so it was an aborted element having no points, which dropped them to 4th.  Russia's  Tarasova /  Morozov had two errors, which resulted in them being dropped from second to third.  China's Peng / Jin skated well, but without as much passion as the French team, leaving them in second place.  The end result was the French team managed to jump from fourth place into gold medal position.

Here's the gold medal performance of the French team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BxTpeU2REs


Title: Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
Post by: fritzkep on December 09, 2018, 11:37:20 AM
YUM!! nice pic, nicer shadows!!  :laugh: :P :-*

I'm glad you noticed!