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July 30, 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

[Straw man alert] Next time The Guardian goes off about certain foreign owners treating clubs as a profit center, remember this:

English football has been warned it has allowed one of its major clubs to be exploited as a "branding vehicle" by an international regime accused of human rights abuses after a trial in Abu Dhabi, a country ruled by Manchester City's owner and his brothers, was widely denounced as repressive, involving torture, and "fundamentally unfair".

posted by yerfatma at 01:49 PM on July 30

Pirates alone in 1st?????

posted by Debo270 at 09:11 PM on July 30

Pirates alone in 1st?????


2011: Pirates alone in 1st on July 25th, finished 72-90 and 4th in the NL Central, 24 games back.

2012: Pirates alone in 1st on July 18th, finished 79-83 and 4th in the NL Central, 18 games back.

2013: Pirates alone in 1st on July 30th,....

You'll pardon me if I don't get excited just yet.

posted by grum@work at 09:40 PM on July 30

How do collapses like that happen? Pitching arms give out?

posted by NoMich at 07:34 AM on July 31

The usual: keel-haulings, careening onto shore, termites from wooden legs infesting the bat rack, bitter parrots giving away your signs.

posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on July 31

Or a homing pigeon released in St. Louis flies in and shits on the statue of Stargell.

posted by beaverboard at 10:16 AM on July 31

The usual: keel-haulings, careening onto shore, termites from wooden legs infesting the bat rack, bitter parrots giving away your signs.

Don't forget scurvy.

posted by holden at 12:18 PM on July 31

The usual: keel-haulings, careening onto shore, termites from wooden legs infesting the bat rack, bitter parrots giving away your signs.

Also please include the warning: "Floggings with the Cat-O'-Nine-Tails will continue until the standings are restored to a normal condition."

aaaaarrrrrgggghhh, matey

posted by Howard_T at 03:58 PM on July 31

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