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Offline mitlen

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #100: September 24, 2010, 08:08:13 PM »
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Don't know why (old age?) my mind went to "Sudden" Sam McDowell.   Maybe it's a Pittsburgh thing.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #101: September 24, 2010, 08:08:45 PM »
Dunn had to have just signed already- 3 years 45 million with a club option 20 million on the 4th year. He's relaxed and on fire! :shrug:

If that happened there would be no way the Nats pick up the fourth year.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #102: September 24, 2010, 08:11:30 PM »
If that happened there would be no way the Nats pick up the fourth year.

Maybe so but at that point I don't think it would matter. That's 3 full years to find someone to replace the bat. But from Dunn's perspective, his and his agent would be fools to think the Lerners would pick up that option when they are reluctant to pay him now when he is still in his prime.

Besides, 3 years would be fine with me.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #103: September 24, 2010, 08:13:21 PM »
Don't know why (old age?) my mind went to "Sudden" Sam McDowell.   Maybe it's a Pittsburgh thing.

drank his way outta the bigs

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #104: September 24, 2010, 08:14:28 PM »
This strike zone sucks.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #105: September 24, 2010, 08:14:28 PM »
Keep it together, Jordan.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #106: September 24, 2010, 08:14:55 PM »
This strike zone sucks.

Not for Hudson.  He's getting calls that Jordan isn't.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #107: September 24, 2010, 08:16:35 PM »
This strike zone sucks.

There's a reason why MLB needs to go to a pitch track with a buzzer alerting the ump to ball or strike on every pitch.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #108: September 24, 2010, 08:16:50 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #109: September 24, 2010, 08:19:00 PM »
Got out of it :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #110: September 24, 2010, 08:20:20 PM »
Znn- 65 pitches thru 4

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #111: September 24, 2010, 08:20:58 PM »
There's a reason why MLB needs to go to a pitch track with a buzzer alerting the ump to ball or strike on every pitch.

Sure, if you want to see 4.5 hour 15-12 games every night.  Bad Umps suck, but the game needs that element.  "Perfect" strike zones aren't the answer.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #112: September 24, 2010, 08:23:08 PM »
I think he was safe that time.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #113: September 24, 2010, 08:23:47 PM »
Sure, if you want to see 4.5 hour 15-12 games every night.  Bad Umps suck, but the game needs that element.  "Perfect" strike zones aren't the answer.

But bad strike zones should be equally bad for both sides.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #114: September 24, 2010, 08:24:53 PM »
If that happened there would be no way the Nats pick up the fourth year.
Into his 3rd year the Nats are in the playoff race and get to the World Series. Dunn hits 45 HRs. Do the Nats exercise the Option?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #115: September 24, 2010, 08:25:49 PM »
But bad strike zones should be equally bad for both sides.

I think that's the problem.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #116: September 24, 2010, 08:26:49 PM »
But bad strike zones should be bad for both sides.

Well sure, but veteran guys are gonna get more calls, you know that.  Not saying it's right, but we've benefited from it before, too.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #117: September 24, 2010, 08:28:51 PM »
Damn.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #118: September 24, 2010, 08:28:58 PM »
Well sure, but veteran guys are gonna get more calls, you know that.  Not saying it's right, but we've benefited from it before, too.

That's true in all professional sports.    LeBron, Jerry West, Hines Ward, Hudson, Koufax, etc. get away with "stuff" others don't.    Good eye Chief ...

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #119: September 24, 2010, 08:29:20 PM »
Ugh, so many Braves fans.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #120: September 24, 2010, 08:29:48 PM »
That's true in all professional sports.    LeBron, Jerry West, Hines Ward, Hudson, Koufax, etc. get away with "stuff" others don't.    Good eye Chief ...
Randy "300" Johnson vs Adam Dunn

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #121: September 24, 2010, 08:31:05 PM »
Randy "300" Johnson vs Adam Dunn

I went to HS with a guy who spent 12 years in the NBA and he always talked about the breaks the "names" would get.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #122: September 24, 2010, 08:31:18 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #123: September 24, 2010, 08:31:31 PM »
Score more runs!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #124: September 24, 2010, 08:32:07 PM »
I went to HS with a guy who spent 12 years in the NBA and he always talked about the breaks the "names" would get.
Who was that Herb Williams? :lol: :shock: