October 27, 2012

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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

From my Out of the Park 13 Baseball game today:

His reputation has spread to video games now.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:43 PM on October 27


posted by NoMich at 02:53 PM on October 27

Maddux's comment on New York's recent cannibal cop arrest: "pfft. Amateur."

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:50 PM on October 27


posted by grum@work at 04:59 PM on October 27


All kidding aside, does the text continue past that point?

posted by hincandenza at 08:21 PM on October 27

It did, but it was pure stats after that point and then the "facemaker" portrait of Greg. But that made him look like some kind of murderous psychopath.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:35 PM on October 27

Has someone informed the Tigers yet that the World Series has started?

posted by MeatSaber at 12:06 AM on October 28

My ongoing theory about what's happened to Detroit.

On Thursday, October 4th, the Texas Rangers baseball team was unknowingly infected with a communicable disease that greatly affected their hitting. The scientific name for the virus is houstonicus astrolus. Where they contracted the disease is still under investigation. One of the symptoms is that the team simply cannot score runs.

It can be passed from team to team in as little as one game, and can flare up almost immediately.

After Texas was infected, they played Baltimore. In that game, Texas showed signs of the disease, as the highest scoring team in baseball managed only 1 run, while Baltimore scored 5. However, they got their revenge on the Orioles, as the disease spread to that team in the process.

Baltimore played the Yankees. Baltimore never scored more than 3 runs in the entire series. The Yankees scored 7 runs in the first game, but after that the disease had taken root in their team, and they never scored more than 3 runs in any more games that series.

The Yankees then played the Tigers. In the first game, the Yankees were already showing the ill effects of the disease, as they had not scored any runs in the first 8 innings. In a last ditch effort, they attempted to overcome the disease with another dose of Ibanez. It worked, temporarily, but after the Ibanez wore off, the disease crushed their immune system and they never scored more than one run in a game after that. In the process of playing this series, they infected the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers are a large, healthy team, so the disease didn't flare up until they reached the World Series. Sadly, through the first three games it looks like it will be a fatal infection, as they "peaked" at 3 runs in the first game, but haven't scored since.

A side note, the Giants are now also infected, as they scored 8 runs in the first game, but have fallen ill and have mustered only 2 runs per game since.

posted by grum@work at 02:06 AM on October 28

grum@work = Brilliant

posted by tommytrump at 09:24 AM on October 28

Maybe it's the dawning of a new Dead Ball Era.

posted by bender at 12:28 PM on October 28

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