May 06, 2013

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 14 comments

The bottom of this Red Sox minor league round-up includes a list of all players to submit an MLB season of at least 100 plate appearances wherein their OBP was at least 2x their batting average.

posted by yerfatma at 01:22 PM on May 06

The Twins' Glen Perkins knows his stats.

posted by yerfatma at 02:00 PM on May 06

MLB: Can money buy baseball glory?

posted by justgary at 04:28 PM on May 06


- pitching role (starter) - age (under 21) - inning count (>= 7 IP) - run count (= 0 R) - strikeout count (9K) - hit count (<= 1 H) - date (last 15 years)

Eight different restrictions!

It's happened 5 different times (to four pitchers) since 1916:

Rk           Player    Age       Date  IP H R SO
1    Jose Fernandez 20.277 2013-05-04 7.0 1 0  9
2        Kerry Wood 20.324 1998-05-06 9.0 1 0 20
3     Dwight Gooden 19.296 1984-09-07 9.0 1 0 11
4        Bob Feller 20.236 1939-06-27 9.0 1 0 13
5        Bob Feller 20.203 1939-05-25 9.0 1 0 10

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Generated 5/6/2013.

posted by grum@work at 10:50 PM on May 06

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:27 PM on May 06

If I might, YYM, I would offer the following suggestions to the pictured fan:

1. Understand exactly what the Boston Strong theme refers to, and respect same.

2. Take a good, long look at the scoreboard following game 3.

posted by Howard_T at 12:04 AM on May 07

I heard about that sign. That guy got slammed around pretty good online, including by Leafs fans who want nothing to do with a thing like that.

posted by beaverboard at 07:32 AM on May 07

I knew it was going to be a thing when my wife saw it on a social network in the middle of the game. I just can't see getting fired up about it. Trash talk is trash talk and whenever there's something notable people start talking about lines you can't cross. For better or worse, the whole point of trash talk is crossing lines.

And I like anything that leads to ill feeling during a hockey series. That leads to hate. And hate leads to the Dark Side. Which will lead to Jack Edwards producing some crazy metaphors.

posted by yerfatma at 08:32 AM on May 07

Folks, easy on him.

He's a Leafs fan and like all Leaf fans has endured decades of failure and despair.

Realize the poor guy is damaged goods.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:14 AM on May 07

Yeah, it's not so much offensive as pathetic. Dude might as well be holding a sign with an arrow pointing down that just says "jackass."

posted by tahoemoj at 11:27 AM on May 07

It's a jackass move, but I still think it's funny.

posted by rcade at 11:51 AM on May 07

I love the faces of the guys around him, especially the bald guy smirking at the camera. It's like he knows he's about to become part of an unwelcome meme, and figures he might as well make the most of his 15 minutes.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:56 AM on May 07

I suppose this guy is not as bad as the clown who commented on (I think) to the effect that Boston teams have been milking the tragedy for all it's worth since it happened. Oh well, there are always the several who just don't get it.

posted by Howard_T at 05:00 PM on May 07

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