June 06, 2013

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 - 17 comments

Crosby Stilled; Rask the One

posted by beaverboard at 07:23 AM on June 06


posted by NoMich at 08:43 AM on June 06

Blocked shot? Broken leg? Play on!

posted by kokaku at 09:20 AM on June 06

Oh yeah, that's a quality witness for MLB.

Good thing for MLB this isn't a court of law.

Which is to say, this is a witch hunt that isn't going to be fair or impartial at all.

posted by Bonkers at 10:56 AM on June 06

Good thing for MLB this isn't a court of law.

Bad thing for MLB when they get taken to court by the players (individually, or the union) and lose big time.

posted by grum@work at 11:00 AM on June 06

Bruins winger Gregory Campbell was praised by his teammates for a gusty effort

Typo, or did Campbell eat some pre-game beans?

Campbell demonstrated the toughness of hockey players, broken leg or not.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:57 AM on June 06

George Karl is out as Nuggets head coach, meaning the Nuggets have parted ways with both the 2013 executive and the head coach of the year.

posted by dfleming at 12:25 PM on June 06

Has a team ever won Coach Of The Year and Exec of The Year and then had them both leave within a month of winning the awards? The Nuggets fire George Karl.

On edit: I take too long to post.

posted by tron7 at 12:28 PM on June 06

Typo, or did Campbell eat some pre-game beans?

Well, they normally call him "Soupy", so maybe this was an improvement.

posted by yerfatma at 12:43 PM on June 06

Blocked shot? Broken leg? Play on!

Just watching him agonizingly offer his body up AGAIN in the event Malkin is going to shoot from the point almost makes me cheer for a Bruin. Almost. That's one tough guy.

/Leafs Fan

posted by dfleming at 12:51 PM on June 06

David Ortiz made a bit of a statement tonight. In a 3-3 game, bottom of the 9th, Gomes leads off with a double. With a left-hander pitching, Texas decides to walk Pedroia. OK, you know what's coming; Big Papi is a proud man and walking someone to get to him is an insult. Sure enough, Ortiz deposits a thigh-high fast ball into the bullpen for a 6-3 walk off win. Actually, that wasn't the statement. That came next. The team surrounded Ortiz at the plate, and he came out of the pile with his uniform shirt nearly off. Underneath he had on a gray "Boston Strong" t-shirt, and on the back of the shirt -- "Famous as F**K". Only Ortiz can get away with something like this.

posted by Howard_T at 10:55 PM on June 06

Anyone wanna take odds on Puig's PED use?

posted by LionIndex at 01:50 AM on June 07

Puig's grand slam is awesome, but Vin Scully's words (and lack of them) is what makes him the best ever.

That's what make Vin Skully one of the greatest announcers of all time. He knows when words cannot describe what just happened so he just let's it play out.

Anyone wanna take odds on Puig's PED use?

That's the only thing that bothers me about PED's. Someone cannot excel in the sport of baseball without PED's being brought up and that's no one's MLB's fault

On a side note: Puig has a beautiful swing

posted by BornIcon at 01:56 PM on June 07

Anyone wanna take odds on Puig's PED use?

Why, the burgeoning Cuban steroid scene? Let's enjoy sports until they disappoint us instead of pre-boarding our disappointment along with the elderly and those travelling with small children.

posted by yerfatma at 05:49 PM on June 07

Well, actually, yeah. Padres called up a Cuban rookie last year who hit 4 homers in 7 games, and may now be facing life banishment.

posted by LionIndex at 03:02 PM on June 08

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