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September 10, 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 - 12 comments

If the Pirates don't turn this around soon, they'll be the away team for the Wild Card play-in game*. If they lose that, I don't know if you can really say they "made the playoffs".

*I'm assuming they don't have a complete collapse and fall behind the Nationals for the 2nd WC spot. If that happens...

posted by grum@work at 10:00 AM on September 10

Fangraphs on which players deserve a Qualifying Offer: Pitchers, Hitters.

posted by yerfatma at 10:03 AM on September 10

Well, beating Texas last night puts them one game back of the idle Cardinals and, coupled with the Reds' loss to the Cubs, gave them an extra game cushion on the Reds. The Cardinals have the easiest schedule of the three NL Central teams the remainder of the season (the Nats are the only team with a winning record the Cardinals play in their last 19), while the Reds are not far behind (6 against the Pirates but every other series against a team with a losing record), while the Pirates get the Rangers (2 more games) and then 6 against the Reds, for the most difficult schedule of the three NL Central contenders. Really will likely come down to the 6 head-to-head games between the Reds and Pirates (third-to-last series of the year and final series of the year). Should be exciting.

posted by holden at 10:08 AM on September 10

There's a Thursday night game every week this season in the NFL. Is this new?

posted by rcade at 10:44 AM on September 10

There's a Thursday night game every week this season in the NFL. Is this new?

Started last year -- although the first Thursday game (Giants-Cowboys) was moved to avoid conflict with the Democratic National Convention.

posted by holden at 10:55 AM on September 10

So after 20 years of sucking, the Pirates will finish a season over .500. For the last several years, i have written and "full of rage" post season rant. Guess i have to go home and think of something nice to say...

posted by Debo270 at 01:27 PM on September 10

I'm going to guess this has never happened in baseball before, and probably won't happen again.

Full video link here.

posted by hincandenza at 11:08 PM on September 10

Cricket has rules for that sort of thing.

posted by owlhouse at 11:34 PM on September 10

I'm going to guess this has never happened in baseball before, and probably won't happen again.

I know there is video where a ground ball goes into the shirt of an infielder, as it always appeared in the blooper reels at the ballpark between innings.

posted by grum@work at 08:14 AM on September 11

I'm going to guess this has never happened in baseball before, and probably won't happen again.

But can they do this!?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:11 PM on September 11

I haven't seen that one before, great stuff, Mr B.

That should be 5 runs to the batsman, I presume!

posted by owlhouse at 10:37 PM on September 11

Pfft. That object is just hovering in place. How about striking an object that's moving perpendicular to you at about 30 mph?

posted by grum@work at 09:20 AM on September 12

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