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Name: Gary
Homepage URL: http://teamryan.com/
Location: Pensacola, Fl
ZIP: 32514
Gender: Well the men don't know, but the little girls understand...
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 28, 2014
Status: editor

justgary has posted 458 links and 3484 comments to SportsFilter and 13 links and 380 comments to the Locker Room and 4 columns.

Sports Bio

Number 8...just like yaz. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But, baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and could be again. Terence Mann

Recent Links

Beware the $100 Million MLB Man: If thereís any enduring lesson from Pujolsís increasingly scary-looking contract, itís that teams would do well to build farm systems so flush with talent that those teams donít need to even consider breaking the bank for aging stars whoíll likely disappoint.

posted by justgary to baseball at 08:55 AM on June 16 - 0 comments

The Evolution of World Series Celebrations: After the final strikeout of the 1950 World Series, the Yankees immediately run off the field; the catcher initially goes toward the dugout, then veers slightly toward the pitcher, who runs right past him into the dugout. The rest of the team, along with some non-uniformed humans, follow them toward the dugout. Players navigate past assorted ragamuffins and besuited gentlemen to reach the dugout. "We won, now get me into this doggone dugout!" they all shout excitedly.

posted by justgary to baseball at 01:29 AM on March 15 - 3 comments

Giants Sweep Tigers to Win World Series: Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run with two outs in the 10th giving the Giants a 4-3 win and their second championship in three years. Pablo Sandoval was voted World Series MVP.

posted by justgary to baseball at 02:22 AM on October 29 - 14 comments

With small ball, Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead: And everything seems to be going their way.

posted by justgary to baseball at 10:50 AM on October 26 - 1 comment

Giants Reach World Series: The San Francisco Giants, once down 3 games to 1 to the St. Louis Cardinals, take decided game 7 to win the National League pennant. They face the Detroit Tigers in game one of the World Series Wednesday night.

posted by justgary to baseball at 07:49 AM on October 23 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Red Sox just need to sign Johnny Damon:

Johnny Damon: 'Ready' for comeback

"When you feel you can still outhit at least half the league and you don't get that call, it's rough," Damon told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday.

posted by justgary at 05:48 PM on July 08

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

Lince gets a few Smoltz points for doing well out of the bullpen.

I would guess that the bullpen is where Lincecum could get back on a HoF track, but he's got a very long way to go.

posted by justgary at 11:35 AM on June 26

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

Over the past 2 and a half years he's 25 and 34 with an ERA of 4.82 and the fastball is no longer special.

If Lincecum does turn himself int a HoFamer over the next decade he's going to deserve a hell of a lot of credit for a pretty amazing turnaround.

posted by justgary at 12:23 AM on June 26

Tim Lincecum Throws 2nd No-Hitter Against Padres

Soooo...where does this put The Freak in the HOF hunt?

He's 94 and 75 with a 3.54 career ERA. In 8 years he only has a positive WAR in 5. His ERA+ is 110. That's way down on this list. For comparison, Mike Mussina ERA+ is 123.

If you look at his Baseball-Reference page and scan down to his Hall of Fame stats (chances a current player will make the HoF) he's not even close, coming in at 391st among pitchers.

Grum might come along and open my eyes but I'm guessing he doesn't have a shot in hell unless he has a very serious career resurgence. And I don't see that happening.

posted by justgary at 10:23 PM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Game. Set. Match.


posted by justgary at 12:47 AM on June 11

Dan Marino joins concussion lawsuit against the NFL

And he's out.

posted by justgary at 12:14 AM on June 04

Red Sox Manager Rips Replay After Ejection

Gotya, misunderstood yo.

posted by justgary at 11:05 AM on April 15

Bubba Watson Wins Second Masters in Three Years

Bagdad Florida represent (about 20 minutes from me).

posted by justgary at 01:42 AM on April 15

Red Sox Manager Rips Replay After Ejection

Back to square one ... after two minutes and 50 seconds.

Of course not. Add back the part you took away: "If you have a system that is is correct 'most' of the time...".

One week isn't enough to make a judgment on the system. Maybe this is just a blip. If half way into the season we're still having similar situations, then yeah, that's a problem.

I think they'll figure it out. Then again, it's difficult to believe that on a play that was obvious to anyone with a TV the umpires didn't have the same view.

posted by justgary at 01:40 AM on April 15

Red Sox Manager Rips Replay After Ejection

I don't think this happens if the call is made correctly in the previous game. If you have a system that is is correct 'most' of the time, you're back to square one.

posted by justgary at 12:48 PM on April 14

Josh Hamilton Needs Thumb Surgery

Dude can't catch a break.

posted by justgary at 11:37 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The saddest-looking second-place finishers in Olympic history.

posted by justgary at 03:20 PM on February 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

LeBron James INSANE Dunk Session

If I was that ripped I would never put on a shirt.

posted by justgary at 05:23 PM on February 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Stunning, really.

As old as the Yankees are, with nothing ready in the minors, they had no choice but to go 'stunning'.

Pitching, center field, catching, shortstop, third base... it's amazing that they have nothing at all ready to even try and fill any of those positions without going outside of the organization.

This is where having a huge pay roll helps. Even if you'd rather not, you can try and make up for a badly run organization by buying up players.

posted by justgary at 07:33 PM on January 22