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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: April 23, 2014
Status: editor

justgary has posted 458 links and 3478 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

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

13 Trade Offers for Mike Trout

posted by justgary at 12:43 PM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That's awesome.

posted by justgary at 12:18 AM on December 15

Broncos' Prater Kicks Record-Breaking 64-Yard Field Goal

From wikipedia:

when an analysis of his kick was carried out by ESPN Sport Science, it was found that his modified shoe offered him no advantage - the smaller contact area could in fact have increased the margin of error.

posted by justgary at 09:04 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Short on details that I can find as to why he's retiring. His age and the surgery on that bone spur wouldn't necessarily derail his comeback.

What else could it be (other than injury)? Watching him pitch in his final game, throwing 80 mph and sweating profusely to just do that, and knowing how great he was... easily one of the more painful things i've seen on a ball field.

After that they kind of spun it as him hitting a wall after surgery and he just needed time. I never really bought that. And even if time could help, he'd probably never be close to the pitcher he was, and he seems too prideful to just stick around.

posted by justgary at 12:58 PM on December 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In total desperate and predictable move, Yankees sign Beltran ten years too late

Which brings us to this blog post by Joe Posnanski that brings up what the Yankee lineup would be like if this were 2006.

1. Ichiro, cf, .322/.370/.455 with 224 hits and 45 stolen bases (twice caught) 2. Derek Jeter, ss, .343/.417/.483 with 301 total bases and 34 stolen bases. 3. Travis Hafner, dh, .308/.439/.659 with 42 homers and 100 walks. 4. Alex Rodriguez, 3b, .290/.392/.523 with 35 homers. 5. Mark Teixeira, 1b, .282/.371/.514 with 33 homers. 6. Alfonso Soriano, .277/.351/.556 with 46 homers. 7. Robbie Cano, 2b, .342/.365/.525 with 41 doubles, 15 homers. 8. Vernon Wells, cf, .303/.357/542 with 32 homers and 17 stolen bases. 9. Brian McCann, c, .333/.388/.572 with 24 homers.

And now you can add 2006 Beltran:

Beltran, dh/of, .275/.388/.594 with 41 homers, 127 runs, 18 out of 21 steals, 8.2 WAR.

posted by justgary at 01:44 PM on December 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The mystery of the Yankees' remaining $$$

posted by justgary at 07:39 PM on December 04