July 02, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday 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 - 8 comments

One NFL team owner ha come out to lecture the Patriots about the importance of drafting for character. Allow me to present Mike Brown, Bengals owner.

posted by yerfatma at 11:29 AM on July 02

Allow me to present Mike Brown, Bengals owner.

It's the little victories we cling to, fatty.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:40 PM on July 02

How a writer winds up with player autographs.

posted by yerfatma at 02:03 PM on July 02

"To me, it's an absolute joke." Cinco Ocho, PhD on the possibility of Yasiel Puig making the All-Star Game.

I'd hate to see the integrity of the ASG stained with pure populism. Now off to vote 35 times for some agéd shlub!

posted by yerfatma at 06:16 PM on July 02

Merit-based all-stars would just fuck everything up. Even with a small sample size, I think Puig merits consideration, if not election.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:30 PM on July 02

If Nick Markakis can possibly start the All Star game I don't see why Puig shouldn't make it. It doesn't have a merit based selection process and the requirement that every team have an All Star is just silly. Especially when Bud Selig decided that the joke of a game should have an impact on the actual season.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:40 PM on July 02

I just want to point out that Miguel Cabrera has NEVER been elected to an all-star game in his career. (The only game he started (2010), he was 2nd in voting at his position but Morneau couldn't start due to injury.)

A couple of sabermetric types call it the "Some-Stars Game", because of the odd voting results and the need for bad teams to send at least one player.

posted by grum@work at 11:45 PM on July 02

Chair of Broken Dreams

posted by grum@work at 12:04 AM on July 03

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