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Offline imref

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #25: June 29, 2021, 10:37:03 AM »
Got to see the 2006 Father's Day Walk-off, one of the first games my kids remember attending.

Last night we took my son's GF to her first-ever game, and she got to see Zimmerman's 9th inning blast.

Another day, another memory.

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« Reply #26: June 29, 2021, 10:51:21 AM »
Got to see the 2006 Father's Day Walk-off, one of the first games my kids remember attending.

Last night we took my son's GF to her first-ever game, and she got to see Zimmerman's 9th inning blast.

Another day, another memory.

8th inning but what a good memory for her

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #27: June 29, 2021, 11:25:53 AM »
He had another walk-off a few weeks after that Yankees game, 04 July vs the Fish.  We were right behind home plate for that one, next to a girl who either was or aspired to be Josh Willingham's date for the night judging from all of her screaming (he was still a Marlin at the time). 

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #28: June 29, 2021, 12:04:40 PM »
8th inning but what a good memory for her

Correct, I was screaming so loud I forgot what inning it was. :). Still hoarse this morning.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #29: June 29, 2021, 12:55:57 PM »
Got to see the 2006 Father's Day Walk-off, one of the first games my kids remember attending.

Last night we took my son's GF to her first-ever game, and she got to see Zimmerman's 9th inning blast.

Another day, another memory.

I was at that game. I had tickets for a game in late June, having promised that if Washington ever got a team again, I would be there in the first season. Had a heart attack on Father's Day, 2005, so we drove down for that game in 2006. Wore my 1959 - '60 replica jersey, autographed by Harmon Killebrew. Went nuts when the next young 3B for a Nats team won the game with that home run. Harmon must have been there, at least in spirit.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #30: June 29, 2021, 01:06:20 PM »
The game the day before that one was good too...big comeback in the late innings and taking a win from mighty Mo.  Those first couple of years were a lot of fun.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #31: June 29, 2021, 01:25:19 PM »
So JAWS has Zimmerman 39th among 3rd basemen, they don't list him in the 1st base rankings. He's just behind Deacon White (38th) who made the HOF. Everyone ranked 13th or higher, except for Greg Nettles, made the hall.  His JAWS score, if transferred to the 1st base list, puts him just ahead of Freddie Freeman in 46th place.  There too, 13th and higher have all made the Hall except for Palmeiro, Cabrera, and Pujols.

Last night's homer tied Zimmerman with Ted Kluszewski for 183rd all-time, he's two behind Paul O'Neill for 182nd.  If he manages to hit another 10 this year, he'll move into 164th place.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #32: June 29, 2021, 01:44:53 PM »
The game the day before that one was good too...big comeback in the late innings and taking a win from mighty Mo.  Those first couple of years were a lot of fun.
I still remember after the Saturday game one of the Yankees fans getting upset and yelling “how many rings do you have?”   To fans of a new team. Hilarious.

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« Reply #33: June 29, 2021, 02:01:31 PM »
Apparently Spike Lee was at one of those games and was a total dick to Nats fans afterwards  :hysterical:
I still remember after the Saturday game one of the Yankees fans getting upset and yelling “how many rings do you have?”   To fans of a new team. Hilarious.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #34: June 29, 2021, 03:40:40 PM »
The Zim walkoff, the one I saw, was in the 9th inning, Sunday, June 18. Yankees leading 2 - 1, Chien Ming Wang pitching. Guillen led off the inning by grounding out. Then Marlon Anderson pinch-hit for the Nats pitcher, Gary Majewski. Anderson got a base-hit, and then...

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WAS/WAS200606180.shtml

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #35: July 23, 2021, 10:10:53 PM »
BA Down to .235

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #36: July 23, 2021, 10:24:36 PM »
BA Down to .235
And OBP well under .300

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #37: July 24, 2021, 07:22:05 AM »
I think he should retire after this season. He will always be remembered fondly by the fans and his numerous contributions to the Nationals and the community.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #38: July 24, 2021, 08:35:14 AM »
I think he should retire after this season. He will always be remembered fondly by the fans and his numerous contributions to the Nationals and the community.

I doubt he has a choice. He’s not going to get another chance if this is his production the rest of the way

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #39: July 25, 2021, 02:02:53 PM »
BA Down to .235

.227 now, down from .295

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #40: July 25, 2021, 02:03:27 PM »
I doubt he has a choice. He’s not going to get another chance if this is his production the rest of the way

Sad that it may end this way. Oh well.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #41: July 25, 2021, 02:09:58 PM »
had to keep the fanbois happy

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #42: July 25, 2021, 02:33:10 PM »
had to keep the fanbois happy

Hopefully this gets him going, we know how streaky he can be. Now tied with Paul O'Neil for 182nd all-time.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #43: July 26, 2021, 05:22:36 PM »
broke out the general discussion of trades and roster into the trade deadline buy or sell thread

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #44: August 25, 2021, 10:13:30 AM »
Now tied for 177th all-time in home runs with a bunch of guys including Eric Davis, Adam Jones, Brian McCann, and Ryne Sandberg.  If he can get two more this year he'll tie Will Clark and Eric Karros for 175th.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #46: October 02, 2021, 08:20:40 AM »
I'll be there Sunday with my Zimmerman jersey, hoping it is his last game.

It's time.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #47: October 02, 2021, 09:26:28 AM »
I'll be there Sunday with my Zimmerman jersey, hoping it is his last game.

It's time.
tbh, we are not going to find a better, cheap righty bench bat capable of playing a bit of 1st.

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Re: The Face is Back for 2021
« Reply #48: October 02, 2021, 09:35:15 AM »
tbh, we are not going to find a better, cheap righty bench bat capable of playing a bit of 1st.


Uhhh, I think we could. There are a bunch of guys out there each year who got that exact model.

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« Reply #49: October 02, 2021, 10:33:41 AM »

Uhhh, I think we could. There are a bunch of guys out there each year who got that exact model.
Even if you don’t find a better bat against lefties you can find someone who can also play the OF and is younger. Team is rebuilding.