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Location: Canada
Member since: February 21, 2002
Last visit: October 19, 2018

grum@work has posted 221 links and 9,169 comments to SportsFilter and 15 links and 920 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

The Trophy Room

First of all, a trivia question. What are the 11 different ways for a baseball player to reach 1st base safely? Answer at bottom of page. I'm the saddest fan of them all: Toronto Maple Leafs Buffalo Bills (but not so much since the Holy Trinity retired...Kelly, Thomas, Reed) It could be worse...I could be a Boston or Chicago baseball fan. The most memorable sporting event was a hockey game back in the late 80's (not sure exactly when). A friend of the family got me really nice Leaf tickets during the Xmas holidays. They were playing the Bruins, so I took my friend Joe who was a big Boston fan. After two periods, the Leafs were getting killed, 5-1. My friend was really laying on the taunting thick, and I was contemplating how I could kill him on the way home. Then, to start the 3rd period, Wendel Clark scored a quick goal. Hey, at least they'll make it respectable, is what I figured. And then another goal is scored. And another. Well, lo and behold, the Leafs tie it up and send the game into overtime (the last goal was scored with an extra attacker, by Wendel again). Then, with about a minute left in the overtime, Wendel Clark blows one past the goalie and the place EXPLODES with noise. I must have gone hoarse from the shouting. The stunned/saddened look on Joe's face the entire ride home was like icing on the cake. ... Trivia Answer: 1. Hit 2. Base on balls 3. Hit by pitch 4. Catcher interference 5. Dropped third strike 6. Error 7. Fielder's choice 8. Hitting a baserunner with the batted ball 9. A ball, pitched to the batter or thrown by the pitcher from his position on the pitcher's plate to a base to catch a runner, goes into a stand, or player's bench, or over or through a field fence or backstop, or is touched by a spectator. (Obscure rule 7.05(h)) 10. The third strike becomes lodged in the umpires equipment (not touched by the catcher). (Obscure rule 7.05(i)) 11. Pinch Runner

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Baseball players are famous for cliches. Here are their most popular ones.:
This article does a heck of job. It's a breath of fresh air that finds a way to get it done. Time after time, it grabs the bull by the horns and brings something to the table. Up and down the lineup, this article was looking forward to the challenge and stepped up it's game.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 07:08 PM on August 29, 2018 - 6 comments

Barry Trotz just Zidane'd the Washington Capitals.:
Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry's decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise

posted by grum@work to hockey at 04:07 PM on June 18, 2018 - 5 comments

Seattle Mariners' star second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for drug violation.:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that second baseman Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a Diuretic, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 02:38 PM on May 15, 2018 - 1 comment

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.:
The 36-year-old accountant comes into the game with 14 minutes left in the game. And he makes a big save!

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:55 AM on March 30, 2018 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:

Denver by 10
L.A. Chargers by 6
New England by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Detroit by 7
Minnesota by 12
Philadelphia by 7
Cleveland by 3
Jacksonville by 9
New Orleans by 10
L.A. Rams by 17
Washington by 6
Kansas City by 13
Atlanta by 17

posted by grum@work at 04:13 PM on October 18, 2018

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

If Joe West calls it a home run, they don't over rule that with replay.

Basically, there was never going to be enough evidence in the video to rule one way or the other, so whatever the umpire called is the final ruling.

I have no problem with that. When I saw the play for the first time (without knowing the call), my first instinct was that it WASN'T fan interference, that the ball/glove/hand contact was on the imaginary border above the edge of the wall, and therefore it's "fair game" for fans.

It is funny that Jeffry Maier's incident (he's 34 years old now, and it happened 22 years ago) was BLATANTLY fan interference (you can see him reach OVER the wall and catch it BELOW the top of the wall) and it wasn't called, and yet this play was called fan interference.

posted by grum@work at 04:09 PM on October 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Those jerseys are fantastic. Whoever designed them really knows his business.

If Tim Hortons sold those and a % of the proceeds went to charity (Kenyan and Canadian), I would be hard pressed to NOT snatch up one for myself,

posted by grum@work at 09:12 PM on October 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Gimenez: "It was so loud at one point I was standing there and my jersey was shaking. Playing in Toronto, the roof was closed, with 50,000 screaming hockey fans there. The was a great and cool."

posted by grum@work at 07:21 PM on October 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Happy Flipiversary

I never, EVER, get tired of watching the video or reading articles about that inning.

posted by grum@work at 05:22 PM on October 14, 2018

Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first professional soccer start

Coach: "Julio, your assignment is Bolt. Stick to him."

Julio: "Fuck that. I quit."

posted by grum@work at 01:49 PM on October 12, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Jets Run for 323 Yards Edition

Tampa Bay by 6
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 9
Seattle by 3
Chicago by 3
Arizona by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Carolina by 9
Houston by 3
L.A. Rams by 10
Jacksonville by 9

Tennessee by 3
New England by 3
Green Bay by 10

posted by grum@work at 06:04 PM on October 11, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Jets Run for 323 Yards Edition

Philadelphia by 10 (lock)

posted by grum@work at 01:13 PM on October 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So the Leafs and Blackhawks decided to roll back the clock and play some 1980s hockey.

The Leafs win 7-6 in overtime, with the teams combining for 4 goals in 1:43 seconds (last 1:24 of regulation and the first 19 seconds of overtime).

After taking a 2-0 lead, the Blackhawks fell asleep for about half a minute late in the 1st period as the Leafs scored twice in 34 seconds to finish the period tied 2-2.

From then on, the teams exchanged goals as the Blackhawks tied the game up at 3, 4, 5, and 6, before the quick ending in the over time.

It was backup goalie vs backup goalie as each team played the night before.

posted by grum@work at 10:04 PM on October 07, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

Tennessee by 6
Cincinnati by 11
Baltimore by 9
Green Bay by 13
Kansas City by 13

Denver by 6
Pittsburgh by 6
Carolina by 9
L.A. Chargers by 8
Philadelphia by 3
Arizona by 7
L.A. Rams by 14
Dallas by 3
New Orleans by 12

posted by grum@work at 09:43 PM on October 04, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

NE by 13 (lock)

posted by grum@work at 06:15 PM on October 04, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition

Los Angeles by 13 (made pick in yesterday's huddle)
Atlanta by 6
Tampa Bay by 7
Detroit by 9
Green Bay by 10
Philadelphia by 9
Houston by 11
New England by 17
Jacksonville by 9
Oakland by 6
Arizona by 9
New Orleans by 14
L.A. Chargers by 9
Pittsburgh by 8
Kansas City by 13

posted by grum@work at 10:42 PM on September 27, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition


That's gotta be a record, right?

posted by grum@work at 06:22 PM on September 27, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Buffalo Did What Edition

NFL pick em for tonight (as I might not be able to enter my picks if the thread comes out later than now):

Los Angeles by 13 (bold=lock, as usual)

posted by grum@work at 04:26 PM on September 27, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Someone on the internet said that it is simultaneously the worst and greatest mascot of all time, and I have a hard time disagreeing with that thought process.

posted by grum@work at 11:33 AM on September 25, 2018