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June 07, 2012

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 7 comments

Metta World Peace does the weather

posted by tommytrump at 11:35 AM on June 07

Lots of Thunder icons on Met Our Test's weather map.

I'm afraid he's late to the game. Vancouver had their sports riot last year.

Meanwhile, at the Weather Channel, it's white knuckle time as all hands pray for a Heat - Thunder Finals.

posted by beaverboard at 12:38 PM on June 07

Per grum's request in another huddle, I have set up a confidence pool for the 2012 European Championships for those not interested in the player-based fantasy league or interested in both. Get your picks in before noon eastern time tomorrow.

Details in this Locker Room thread.

posted by holden at 01:24 PM on June 07

With the signing of Jamie Moyer by the Baltimore Orioles, we have a chance for two records to be broken.

1) Most ballparks played in.
Moyer holds the old record (50), but can add one more to his record if he gets a chance to play in Minnesota (in July).

2) Largest combined age for batter vs pitcher.
If he faces the Blue Jays and goes up against Omar Vizquel, they'll break the record set by Roger Clemens vs Julio Franco on June 15, 2007.

There are two records he won't be able to break:

1) Largest age difference for batter vs pitcher.
That's held by Satchel Paige (1906/07/07) vs Tony Conigliaro (1945/01/07) on September 25, 1965. It's impossible for Moyer to face a batter 38 years younger than him.

2) Largest combined age for batter/pitcher/catch.
That's held by Julio Franco/Roger Clemens/Jorge Posada on June 15, 2007.
For Moyer to break the record, he'd have to face Omar Vizquel and hope the Orioles sign a catcher who is at least 35 years old. Their current catchers are in their early 20s.

posted by grum@work at 05:06 PM on June 07

There are two records he won't be able to break:

1) Largest age difference for batter vs pitcher.
That's held by Satchel Paige (1906/07/07) vs Tony Conigliaro (1945/01/07) on September 25, 1965. It's impossible for Moyer to face a batter 38 years younger than him.

Until Ghost of Bill Veeck hires an 11 year-old pinch-hitter, that is.

posted by holden at 05:35 PM on June 07

The retirement bug is spreading in boxing:

Going: 50% of the Klitschkos.

Gone: Sugar Shane Mosley, Winky Wright, and Antonio Margarito.

posted by Bonkers at 05:42 PM on June 07

Need a reason to cheer for the Heat?

posted by tommytrump at 06:52 PM on June 07

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