May 16, 2012

SportsFilter: The Wednesday 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 - 15 comments

Pujols was 3 for 4 last night with 2 RBI. All 3 hits were ground balls that never left the infield, but you gotta start somewhere.

posted by justgary at 12:09 PM on May 16

SpoFi Fantasy Premier League Final Standings in the Locker Room. Spoiler alert: Holden takes the trophy.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:19 PM on May 16

I think that may be my fourth consecutive SpoFi FPL trophy. It's all going to fall apart when financial fair play is introduced, though.

Let's make sure someone sets up a Euro 2012 fantasy league when the teams are announced (you can go to the site now, but the team data is junk).

posted by holden at 12:55 PM on May 16

Pujols was 3 for 4 last night with 2 RBI. All 3 hits were ground balls that never left the infield, but you gotta start somewhere.

Pujols' numbers BEFORE he hit his first/only home run this season:

.194/.237/.269

Pujols' numbers AFTER he his his first/only home run this season:

.265/.285/.265

He's getting better!

posted by grum@work at 01:21 PM on May 16

Not good enough: Halos heave (non-)hitting helper Hatcher.

posted by yerfatma at 01:31 PM on May 16

Having Hatcher energy superseded by Pujols energy is not a good thing.

Albert thinks that joie de vivre is something made out of goose liver that you spread on little pieces of dry toast.

posted by beaverboard at 01:55 PM on May 16

With such luminary hitters on his resume like Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson, and Brandon Wood, I'm surprised that Hatcher hung on as long as he did.

posted by grum@work at 02:21 PM on May 16

Liverpool sack manager Dalglish

posted by scully at 03:22 PM on May 16

He's getting better!

True dat; 3 for 4 with two infield singles last night...he's finally replacing Chone Figgins' production in the Angels' lineup.

posted by dfleming at 04:48 PM on May 16

"Liverpool sack manager Dalglish"

That'll be Jordan Henderson's first assist of the season.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:56 PM on May 16

"Liverpool sack manager Dalglish"

They brought him to Boston to give him the bad news. This reinforces the idea that Boston has been a bad place for citizens of the UK since the middle of the 18th century.

posted by Howard_T at 06:36 PM on May 16

Deadspin mashes up the survival Sunday games along with reactions of fans to goals in other stadiums.

EPL soccer is awesome.

My favorite comment, by Ian Darke: "Cue bedlam."

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on May 16

The Saints will keep an empty seat around at team activities and trips this year in honor of suspended coach Sean Peyton.

posted by rcade at 07:54 PM on May 16

"Deadspin mashes up the survival Sunday games along with reactions of fans to goals in other stadiums."

Wheeee! I get to be that guy.

When Dzeko scores their standings bar at the bottom gives a green arrow to City that shouldn't be there until Aguero makes it 3-2. At 2-2 the title was still going to United.

Other than that, and the dodgy drumkit music, it was very good.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:01 PM on May 16

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