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LionIndex
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Member since: June 10, 2002
Last visit: August 20, 2014

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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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

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

Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne Throwing No-Hitter Through 7

For anyone that comes by at some point in the future: The Padres are the only major league team that's never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

posted by LionIndex at 12:02 AM on July 22

Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne Throwing No-Hitter Through 7

Was it Leitner? I like him, but he's been doing the games since I was a kid (originally as the color guy for Jerry Coleman) so I don't really know any better.

posted by LionIndex at 09:10 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

1. Shouldn't the fielder have thrown directly to home, forcing the play, without trying to tag?

It kind of depends on how much your throw is going to beat the runner at home by. Since there was one out with the bases loaded, the ideal thing to have happen is a double play - no runs score and you get out of a situation where it's pretty easy for the other team to score a run. So, in that way, the first baseman did the correct thing - he had plenty of time to tag the runner on the way to first and still beat the runner going home by a long shot. If he throws home directly, they'll likely only get one out on the play, the bases will still be loaded, and the next guy up could hit a single and score 2 runs or something (I only think the guy will hit a single because I'm a Padre fan and that's the best I can hope for).

posted by LionIndex at 11:48 PM on July 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I just like that Joe Harris gets to remain a Cavalier.

posted by LionIndex at 03:19 PM on June 27

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

Koufax is kind of relevant too, since once NoMich asked the HOF question, I immediately wondered whether Lincecum's streak of good years would be any match for Koufax's, as long as we're talking about HOF pitchers that burned brightly for a short while. And, apparently not.

posted by LionIndex at 10:38 AM on June 26

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

No, it's Sandy Koufax. 4 world series championships (twice as MVP), 4 no hitters, 3 CYs.

posted by LionIndex at 09:40 AM on June 26

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

rcade did not jinx the bid.

Again, it's the Padres. Pretty hard to jinx it.

posted by LionIndex at 06:31 PM on June 25

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

And yet, no Padre has ever thrown a no-hitter. Getting a no-no against the Padres this year should come with an asterisk or something.

posted by LionIndex at 06:16 PM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I've kind of become a Mexico fan by osmosis - I'm 15 minutes from the border so a lot of friends and co-workers have Mexican roots and it's nice to see them happy. I feel like the USMNT rivalry with Mexico is sort of a friendly one - we take games against them very seriously, but there's no antagonism.

They were playing the Univision reaction to one of the goals on the radio when I drove in this morning, and it was pretty great too.

posted by LionIndex at 01:01 PM on June 24

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.

Also: 5 gold gloves.

posted by LionIndex at 11:29 PM on June 16

MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54.

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They should make his grave 6" shallower than normal so that he'll always be in the 5.5 hole.

posted by LionIndex at 12:10 PM on June 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I only see half the ads - the right margin for me is set to somewhere right in the middle, or more likely, the ads expanded to the right over the old margin. The part of the ads that I can see appears to be the same size as it used to be. (Chrome)

posted by LionIndex at 10:02 PM on April 14

Exceptionally Small Crowds Greet New Baseball Season

Padres had record attendance on their opening day this year (108% of capacity or something), so they're bucking the trend. Of course, it was a Sunday game against the Dodgers.

posted by LionIndex at 04:56 PM on April 10