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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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

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

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