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August 22, 2012

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 10 comments

Five years ago today, one of the best examples why baseball "saves" are a meaningless statistic happened.

With his team ahead 14-3, Wes Littleton pitched the final 3 innings, and got the save as the Rangers BARELY hung on to beat the Orioles, 30-3.

posted by grum@work at 10:49 AM on August 22

posted by NerfballPro at 11:17 AM on August 22

Stop me if you've heard this before:

Baseball player from Bay area team is suspended 50 games for failing a drug test.

posted by grum@work at 02:21 PM on August 22

Why couldn't he have done that with the Red Sox so he could last more than 4 innings?

posted by yerfatma at 03:36 PM on August 22

Mike Trout is having a really, really good year.

posted by yerfatma at 05:01 PM on August 22

Re: Bartolo - Nice joke stolen from Twitter (and I can't recall who made it) "Are you sure he didn't test positive for Toblerone?"

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:39 PM on August 22

Why couldn't he have done that with the Red Sox

He actually had a positive test while with the Red Sox, but MLB gave him a pass as the substance is also used for promoting rapid growth in chickens.

Mike Trout is having a really, really good year.

Trout is the most complete ball player to come along since Griffey Junior.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:42 PM on August 22

Re: Bartolo - Nice joke stolen from Twitter (and I can't recall who made it) "Are you sure he didn't test positive for Toblerone?"

Nice.

I saw one on Twitter today that made me chuckle: "Bartolo Colon expects to be fully vindicated in the appeal process. He unknowingly ate Melky Cabrera."

posted by tommytrump at 10:49 PM on August 22

It's not fair to single out Colon - a significant portion of the Sox clubhouse tested positive for rapid chicken growth last year.

posted by beaverboard at 10:51 PM on August 22

a significant portion of the Sox clubhouse tested positive for rapid chicken growth last year.

...and then mistakenly thought that Bud Light had the effect of masking the use of the chicken.

posted by Howard_T at 02:39 PM on August 23

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