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Member since: June 10, 2002
Last visit: December 18, 2014

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Can True Sports Fans Switch to a New Favorite Team?

I grew up in San Diego, and actually just moved away at the end of this summer. I don't know if I'll ever lose a soft spot for the Chargers or Padres, but the Chargers may certainly test that if they decide to exercise their termination clause and move away some year. The owners are already such punks (although nowhere near Snyder or Sterling) that it's a bit difficult.

Growing up in San Diego, you pretty much learn to hate every team in every sport from LA, so I never got into hockey or pro basketball (the Clippers moved when I was quite young). Now that I'm living in western Wisconsin, there's a growing affinity for the Wild, and they must put some kind of Packer stuff in the water. But, I don't think any football fan from anywhere outside of the NFC North can really hate the Packers. I still don't really feel like following pro basketball, although I check the Cavs box scores every once in a while just to see how Joe Harris is doing.

posted by LionIndex at 08:10 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Guessing you have no aspirations of becoming a Yankee executive.

That was actually kind of my reaction to the trade - that it seemed like a really Yankee move. But, at least they're getting help with the salary for Kemp and they didn't have to give up anything too valuable.

posted by LionIndex at 02:26 PM on December 12

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Yeah, but we already have Carlos Quentin.

I'd rather us just actually draft good players and develop them instead of gambling on vets where you keep your fingers crossed that they're going to be able to play. This just seems like a continuation of the policies Jonah Keri wrote about earlier this year.

posted by LionIndex at 08:23 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I don't know that I really want Matt Kemp on the Padres, but Grandal hasn't seemed to be incredibly awesome since getting busted for PEDs, so...

posted by LionIndex at 01:33 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The league needs to tell the Chargeros

Oye, pinche guey, se llaman Los Cargadores.

posted by LionIndex at 08:47 PM on December 08

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Ha! I was just pulling that out of my ass, but I was actually right. I'll have to mention those stats like they mean something sometime.

posted by LionIndex at 06:17 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I think Hoffy was especially bad in games played in Arizona under a waxing moon and where his brother was a base coach.


posted by LionIndex at 08:29 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jonah Keri mentions it in his current article about the Giants manager Bruce Bochy, praising Bochy for using his bullpen in a retro way instead of hewing to Conventional Wisdom.

When Bochy managed the Padres, he'd frequently bring in Trevor Hoffman (2nd in career saves ever) in tie situations, so that's not a new thing for him either. It always seemed like Hoffy wasn't quite as reliable in a tie game as when he had a lead, but I don't know if that's some odd kind of confirmation bias or if stats would back that up (don't bother looking, grum).

posted by LionIndex at 01:51 PM on October 17

Royals Advance to First World Series Since 1985

Their situation is eerily similar to Rocktober of 2007, but I hope they're able to do better in the World Series and don't suffer or lose their hot streak in the long wait for the Series to start like the Rockies did.

posted by LionIndex at 09:48 PM on October 15

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As well, the Padres team OPS (.634) and OPS (85) are higher than Jeter.

Right but the stat lines you posted previously are avg/obp/slug, right? And obviously, we have some injury/PED/consistency issues with the constantly rotating non-Seth Smith people and only one person qualifying for the batting title. So, yeah, I think Jeter would have been a net benefit to the Pads this season.

I'm going to go sit on the porch and look forlornly into the distance now.

posted by LionIndex at 10:11 PM on September 25

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Just checked. He'd be leading the team in average by 10 points. He'd be better than the team's average OBP by 40 points or so, but his slugging is a little below average. I'm sure we can work out a deal with him for next year, right?

posted by LionIndex at 07:39 PM on September 25

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I think he'd come pretty close to leading the Padres all those months, if not doing so outright.

posted by LionIndex at 07:34 PM on September 25

Atlanta Hawks to be sold after owner reveals racist email

He actually seems to be making a real apology instead of the "I'm sorry if your feelings got hurt" kind of thing. He's totally owning up to saying something offensive and seems to actually understand (or at least be able to reiterate what his PR team has told him) why his statements were offensive.

posted by LionIndex at 01:20 PM on September 07

Red Sox owner Tom Werner has become a dark horse candidate to be baseball's next commissioner

if he were a brilliant baseball mind wouldn't he still own the Padres?

It's been almost 20 years, and the mid-90's fire sale still makes me burn with rage.

posted by LionIndex at 12:58 PM on August 14

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In my neck of the woods tiny denim shorts are the uniform of choice for young women exiting their place of residence. Not so much with the cowboy boots. They've led me to believe that I've started to enter old man territory in the "How can you go out looking like that?!?!" vein, because the shorts are generally short enough that the front pockets poke out from underneath them, and it's quite obvious that the makers of the shorts have used patterned cloth on those protruding pieces because they're meant to be seen.

posted by LionIndex at 01:45 PM on July 27