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Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #75: April 15, 2012, 08:31:18 AM »
ESPN is in it for ratings.  We'll make it on ESPN when we deserve the attention - then everyone will either be ecstatic that we're finally getting the credit we deserve or pissed that we sold out to ESPN.


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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #76: April 15, 2012, 08:34:57 AM »
Should have signed Lebron.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #77: April 15, 2012, 08:47:09 AM »
Should have signed Lebron.

Good one Tyler  ..  :)

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #78: April 15, 2012, 09:21:30 AM »
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/15/settling-the-score-saturdays-results-19/

This NBC site makes the Nats the top story.

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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results
Drew Silva Apr 15, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT
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Another day, another impressive Nats victory.

Saturday’s starter Edwin Jackson needed only 92 total pitches to get through nine innings of one-run ball as Washington grabbed a 4-1 victory over the visiting Reds at an energized Nationals Park.

E-Jax, who was signed to a team-friendly one-year, $11 million free agent contract this winter, struck out nine batters and issued just one walk. The Nats sit alone atop the National League East standings with a 7-2 record and seem poised to remain competitive all summer on the back of their suddenly imposing starting rotation — which has drawn an excellent nickname in “K Street.”


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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #79: April 15, 2012, 09:29:40 AM »
Pretty sure Jackson didn't throw a shutout yesterday.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #80: April 15, 2012, 09:32:37 AM »
Pretty sure Jackson didn't throw a shutout yesterday.

Close enough :lol:

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #81: April 15, 2012, 10:18:00 AM »
If DPM wants to reason it that way then remove the Mets story instead.  Wright hit a homer, big whoop.  The Mets are in second place, big whoop.  It's New York, you say?  Fine, boot the Indians/Royals story.

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« Reply #82: April 15, 2012, 10:26:11 AM »
If DPM wants to reason it that way then remove the Mets story instead.  Wright hit a homer, big whoop.  The Mets are in second place, big whoop.  It's New York, you say?  Fine, boot the Indians/Royals story.

There were two brawls in the Indians/Royals game.

1. Markets
2. Drama
3. Cute, stupid stories
4. News

Most likely backed up by metrics. ESPN sucks.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #83: April 15, 2012, 10:29:16 AM »
There were two brawls in the Indians/Royals game.

1. Markets
2. Drama
3. Cute, stupid stories
4. News

Most likely backed up by metrics. ESPN sucks.

Guys, the rally squirrel is more important than a 2-hit complete game shutout. Stop being absurd.

Playing both sides eh?  Never trust a neutral ;)

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #84: April 15, 2012, 12:38:19 PM »
[JCA] they should have more Sawx headlines there [/JCA]

was looking for a story on how  the Os blew Hammel's win since he's on my fantasy team.  8 RBI from the Big Birther and Commander Cody was huge for me!

Seriously, the indians / royals game was great last night.  What is the Clemens story doing on the sports page?  Shouldn't it be on the site for  "Better Pharma Today" or "Ambulance Chaser Daily?"

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #85: April 15, 2012, 12:47:06 PM »
Hey JCA, I just dropped Bucholz to bring Lilly back off the DL, good move/bad move?

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #86: April 15, 2012, 12:51:38 PM »
Good move.

Always pick up any Dodgers/Padres pitchers with any talent. Their home parks make them valuable.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #87: April 15, 2012, 12:57:28 PM »
I did not watch Buchholz's last start.  They said he settled pretty nicely after a lousy first.  I'm not convinced he's right, and I've always liked Lilly. 

Right move?  Lilly I think is more conservative.  Can you live with not having Buchholz if he returns to his pre-injury form?  When he is on, he is clearly the better pitcher.

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« Reply #88: April 15, 2012, 07:57:26 PM »
Desmond and Zim both made web gems.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #89: April 15, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
Desmond and Zim both made web gems.

Zim - diving grab on the bunt or robbery of a double down the line?

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« Reply #90: April 15, 2012, 08:08:45 PM »
Zim - diving grab on the bunt or robbery of a double down the line?

double down the line

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #91: April 15, 2012, 08:10:16 PM »
Playing both sides eh?  Never trust a neutral ;)

My posts are both anti-ESPN.

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« Reply #92: April 15, 2012, 08:11:17 PM »
My posts are both anti-ESPN.

And mine was anti-not-busting-your-chops, Fox :P

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #93: April 15, 2012, 08:13:30 PM »
It wasn't not anti-not-busting-my-chops.

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« Reply #94: April 15, 2012, 08:15:59 PM »
Wasn't too!  Not.

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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #95: April 15, 2012, 08:16:45 PM »
This conversation


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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #96: April 15, 2012, 10:59:06 PM »
Today's game, somehow, made the headlines.


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« Reply #97: April 15, 2012, 11:00:59 PM »
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Re: ESPN Coverage (2012)
« Reply #98: April 15, 2012, 11:07:34 PM »
If DPM wants to reason it that way then remove the Mets story instead.  Wright hit a homer, big whoop.  The Mets are in second place, big whoop.  It's New York, you say?  Fine, boot the Indians/Royals story.

Fight!  It's titalating.  That's always going to draw attention.  Sorry, a really nice pitching performance by a historically bad team isn't going to move the needle.  People can get all indignant about it if they want but a nice week isn't going to move the needle.  That's what ESPN wants, that Nats don't do that yet, that's just not how ESPN works.

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« Reply #99: April 15, 2012, 11:09:51 PM »
Fight!  It's titalating.  That's always going to draw attention.  Sorry, a really nice pitching performance by a historically bad team isn't going to move the needle.  People can get all indignant about it if they want but a nice week isn't going to move the needle.  That's what ESPN wants, that Nats don't do that yet, that's just not how ESPN works.

So why is today's game in the headlines?  What made the needle move today...in the Nationals loss?