July 19, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 5 comments

Saying goodbye to Derek Lowe. One of three pitchers with 175 wins and 85 saves.

/grum bait

posted by yerfatma at 03:09 PM on July 19

Tito Vilanova leaves Barcelona due to a recurrence of throat cancer. No word yet on whether Pep will visit him.

posted by yerfatma at 03:44 PM on July 19

So sad for Tito and Barca, looking forward to reading the news of his recovery soon!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:59 PM on July 19

Saying goodbye to Derek Lowe. One of three pitchers with 175 wins and 85 saves.

That's REALLY stretching the boundaries to get him into any sort of decent company.

Eckersley has 20+ more wins and 300+ more saves, while Smoltz has 30+ more wins and 60+ more saves.

If you lower the barrier to 150/60, you finally add another person (Charlie Hough)

If you lower the barrier to the "rounder" 150/50, you add Jack Quinn, Wilbur Wood, Waite Hoyte, and Lefty Grove.

Smoltz's 200/100 milestone (213/154) is really the interesting one of the bunch, as he's the only one to do it.

The proper headline is:

"Active leaders in losses retires from the game."

Actually, that's a bit mean. How about:

"Starting pitcher for playoff-spot-clinching game in regular season and all three playoff rounds of 2004 Boston Red Sox historic World Series season, retires."

posted by grum@work at 08:50 PM on July 19

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