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2021 MLB

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by NatCH, Nov 6, 2020.

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    The NL East is BAD this year. Holy shit.
     
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    Ohtani is an absolute monster. I mean.... a PITCHER is leading the league in home runs right now. That is incredible and so unheard of.
     
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    M's no hit. Again. Maybe trotting out a starting 9 night after night with five of the batters under the Mendoza line is a bad idea.
     
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    I was hoping for the best, but the kid is over matched right now. I just watched him look at 3 pitches right down the heart of the plate and walk back to the dugout.

    Hopefully he puts it together, but right now he belongs back at AAA.
     
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    Good grief. It’s not often I get legit second-hand embarrassment from watching sports. That reminded me of being back in little league when you could score a homerun from bunting just by capitalizing on defensive screw-ups.
     
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    It's a force out for the rest of time, and it doesn't matter if the run crosses the plate 5 minutes before Baez is put out, the run won't count. Craig could have immediately turned around and stepped on first. Baez HAS to stop at the plate. He cannot cross the plate or he's out, so Craig could have just followed him to that point and then tagged him, no matter what the other runner is doing. After he threw the ball to the catcher, Baez is RIGHT THERE and the catcher could have tagged him. Again, it doesn't matter when the runner touches home, it's still a force out. RF, 2B or P should have been covering first, once Craig stupidly vacated it. Baez takes the time to signal "safe!" before running to first, and they STILL couldn't get him out. The retardation was very strong on the Pirates.
     
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    I was waiting for “Entrance of the gladiators” to start playing in the background. Even if I was playing on the Pirates my sides would be in the three rivers after watching that.

    Of course our guy was ALL OVER this one:
     
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    About the only perk of living here is I get all the Angels games on TV, which means I get to watch Ohtani almost every night. The guy is a beast at the plate, but people seem to forget he's a #1 pitcher. He's beyond generational talent. Trout is generational talent. Ohtani is beyond that. On the mound he's something special to watch, his numbers back it up. He's in another league, like the kid in Little League that hits HR's left and right and then takes the mound and dominates.
     
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    Imagine the Angels without those two demigods on the team. They’re already the pits, even with the two best players in the league on the roster.
     
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    They'd be worse than my Mariners. Not that it would be hard to do.

    On the plus side, at least Trout and Ohtani aren't Yankees. That might make me angry.
     
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    Don’t. Just don’t. It was hard enough when it happened to Ichiro.
     
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    Yeah, thank goodness they aren’t on a team that actually has a chance of winning. They’re much better off wasting their careers in Angels purgatory.
     
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    Ohtani’s dinger last night had a117 mph exit velocity. FUCK. Usually the hardest hitters in history are lucky to get over 99 mph, he truly is resetting the high bar on how good a player can be.

    I’ve don’t think I’ve seen an athlete in ANY sport with such a huge hype and not only sell it, but go so far beyond. If he stays healthy it’s ridiculous what records he could break.
     
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    I'm thinking you might have seen an old highlight, Ohtani hasn't homered in almost a week. The one I think you saw was on a night he was pitching and he crushed an eye high fast ball on the first pitch he saw. They announcers kept going on that he had the highest exit velocity on a HR this season and the previous half inning he'd recorded the fastest pitch thrown by a starter this season.

    Amazing stuff indeed, and lucky us, we get to watch it and marvel.
     
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    Glad the Red Sox swept the Yankees, even if it was helped along by a really bad strike call.