April 18, 2010

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

Could Satchel Paige have struck out The Bambino? Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times (via The Boston Globe) tells of a way in which we might find out. It's an update of the old Strat-O-Matic game done by Scott Simkus, who has taken statistics of Negro League players culled from newspapers and incorporated them into the new version.

I meant to post this yesterday, but it slipped my mind. Better late than never.

posted by Howard_T at 12:17 PM on April 18

Kevin Garnett suspended for elbow. Watching the video, only the one angle (late in the clip) really shows how malicious the elbow thrown actually was.

posted by Spitztengle at 08:25 PM on April 18

So much for my pick of the Red Wings in five. They came out flat today and were completely outplayed by Phoenix.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:20 PM on April 18

Football's ultimate mock draft.

My faith in the article disappeared the minute I read Revis' name as the number three pick. I cannot fathom any situation where quarterbacks wouldn't fill at least the top ten.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:29 PM on April 18

Brian Davis calls two-shot penalty on self to lose PGA playoff. Something I doubt you would ever see in any other sport but golf. Certainly, not in baseball.

posted by graymatters at 11:47 PM on April 18

San Jose and Colorado knotted up 0-0 after 60 minutes. Craig Anderson is channeling his inner-Roy...50 saves already...

on edit...that was a crappy end to a great game...but I'll say it again, I love this time of year...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:22 AM on April 19

The Avs were outshot 42-7 in the final two periods. Anderson's teammates better be buying him dinner for the next month, without him there is no way they win that game.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:24 AM on April 19

I don't get the loose impediment rule, which Davis called on himself to lose the tournament. He hit a reed or a stick on his backswing in a hazard, and that's unfair? Golfers can't hit any natural object in a hazard that they move?

posted by rcade at 06:53 AM on April 19

You can hit them on the way through the shot, but not on the backswing (otherwise, in a bunker for example, you could clear the path to the back of the ball by sweeping the sand away from it on the backswing).

Tell you what though, looking at the winner's jacket, I'd have been calling penalties all over myself too.

posted by JJ at 07:11 AM on April 19

Thanks for the clarification on that rule

posted by opel70 at 08:56 AM on April 19

really shows how malicious the elbow thrown actually was

In no way excusing Garnett (he and the Celtics have a history with Q), but none of that would have happened if the damn ref could have called a foul on one of the people mugging Pierce (and it would have saved us the sight of yet another Paul Pierce playoff attempt at an Oscar for Best Unsupported Actor*). Pierce winds up in the lap of the ref who looks around like, "How in the hell did that happen?"

Paul Pierce is like Susan Lucci at this point. In order of ridiculousness:

1. Lazarus-like recovery after being removed in a wheel chair, 2007.
2. Mummified bandaging over head after being ejected from game against Indiana in a series they wound up losing, I don't remember when.
3. Hear attack and paddle shock recovery against Miami, 2010.

posted by yerfatma at 10:04 AM on April 19

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