May 23, 2013

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 10 comments

Not sure if he's known for this nationally, but in addition to being a great reliever, Koji Uehara's enthusiasm is hilarious. He just needs to be careful with guys who have recently come off the DL for back problems.

posted by yerfatma at 09:04 AM on May 23

Can't remember if we've already covered the new scouting section at Diamond Mines; either way, Chad Finn provides a nice primer on it. </RedSoxDay>

posted by yerfatma at 04:16 PM on May 23

Boston Celtics are now officially unbeatable.

fatty, they usually tell baseball spectators to watch out for balls hit into the stands, but it seems that now there need to be warnings of enthusiastic pitchers posted in the dugout. Whatever happened to the myth of the stoic Japanese? Also, I read Finn's piece on the Diamond Mines new feature, but I probably won't go there. My wife already complains about the amount of time I spend on the computer.

posted by Howard_T at 05:35 PM on May 23

The story behind the bloody Champions League tune.

posted by etagloh at 10:20 PM on May 23

Same play, three different announcers, three different feelings.

"I'll race you to the airport." is an awesome final line.

(Also, listen for the Super Mario Bros. "coin" noise as they count off the runs for the Indians.)

posted by grum@work at 10:29 PM on May 23

Every shot the Blackhawks had tonight that managed to get past Howard somehow found a post. Phew. What a game.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:14 PM on May 23

etagloh, I have a particular Pavlovian reaction to that tune. I always feel like a Heineken.

Cheers, Zadok!

posted by owlhouse at 12:22 AM on May 24

"DA CHAM-YEONS!" Goddamn I can't stand that thing. Not because it's bad, because they play it in and out of every break during a game on Fox Soccer. And the ads. And when I'm sleeping they come to my house and play a muted, minor key version. Unless it's already in a minor key and then they're just banging pots and pans together and that might be raccoons.

posted by yerfatma at 07:02 AM on May 24

because they play it in and out of every break during a game on Fox Soccer.

And on every official CL broadcaster, I believe: definitely on the British channels. And on PES.

I always feel like a pint of Gazprom myself.

posted by etagloh at 01:22 AM on May 26

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