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Alex Trebeck: The Houston Astros.
Contestant 1: What is the team that Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez ended his career with that no one remembers him being on?
When did Vince Rooi and Bryan Englehardt make a major league roster?
It was a team representing the Netherlands hitting their first home run in WBC competition. Would it have killed Lindstrom to just go back and resume pitching? Instead he has to throw behind Rooi because of Englehardt's split second pause and skip?
It's bush-league when it's done during a regular season game. I have no idea what is beneath bush-league to do it during an exhibition game.
I hope you're exaggerating about not needing to clean your Kleen Kanteen. It might be made of stainless steel but it still requires a bit of sanitation every now and then.
Is Scott Kazmir the longest running \"Top Talents 25 and Under\"? Whoever is Number 11 on the Ray\'s list must be thrilled that Kazmir is 25 so that next year that player can get his time in the sun.
It\'s probably about important to the infrastructure of Miami as the high speed rail line between Vegas and Disneyland will be.
The best bet for Loria and company to do now would be to find some Florida legislator without a hint of scruples and lobby him about how many jobs building a new stadium and parking garages will create. Plus there are all of those concession workers and garage attendants who will be hired. This stadium will be short term stimulus as well as long term employment.
Heck, they could probably argue that it is a \"shovel ready\" project and get it started quickly.
Didn\'t BP at the time make fun of Giambi for basically saying \"Please forgive me something I\'m not going to say I did\"?
As others have pointed out above, it\'s not exactly clear what players used what drugs and they they used them. It\'s possible (probable) that some of the substances being used weren\'t actually illegal at the time of their use and possession. I also doubt that any of these baseball players actually forged a prescription to get their PEDs. They probably got some doctor to write a legit prescription for it, or just bought it through a lab or vendor because the things weren\'t actually illegal.
I have to agree with Mr. Sheehan and a lot of the other commenters here that, frankly, the hand-wrining and hair-shirtting about PEDs is really overdone. Just walking into GNC in the mall will reveal walls of substances wich would have been HUGE performance enhancers back in the 50s and 60s. For $15 a month I can join a gym that has equipment and trainers which would have been bleeding edge to players in the 70s. Improvements in fitness training, medical recovery techniques, and the establishment of the \"professional\" baseball player have done more to make the changes seen in baseball the past couple decades then all the steroids Jose Canseco could sneak across the border in an 18-wheeler.
I\'ve conducted drug testing in my profession and I know that, if I were to allow unauthorized the release of private information on those tested through willful or negligent conduct I\'d be facing serious, and possibly expensive, penalties.
Much like how your keys are always in the last place you looked?
\"What\'s a battle?\"
See, the NSA was doing it all wrong. They needed to say that there were monitoring phone calls to try and identify people using and manufacturing steroids, NOT trying to identify people plotting attacks against the USA. No one likes a cheater.
Something else to consider when you\'re comparing from the 70s and the late 90s and beyond is that there are now like an additional 100 players on four new teams. If you\'re going to use an absolute numbers like \"X number of players have Y WARP3\", then it stands to reason that, with more players playing the game, more of them will have the opportunity to reach this plateau.
2006 there were 10 hitters who meet your criteria.
2005 there were 8 hitters who meet your criteria.
2000 there were 12 hitters who meet your criteria.
IN 1977 there were 8 hitters who meet your criteria.
In 1976 there were 9 hitters who meet your criteria.
In 1979 there were 9 hitters who meet your criteria.
Seems to me that you just kinda cherry picked a year where there weren\'t a lot of position players having big years and using that to imply something about the middle of McGwire\'s career.
\"Using the current online database of 108 years of MLB, the year where the mean highest WARP3 of the best batter of the surrounding seven years was the highest was 1992, right in the middle of McGwire\'s career.\"
Am I the only one who has no idea what the heck that means?
\"The difference between 1992\'s 14.8 and 1979\'s 12.1 was caused by some factor creating an increased ability of the very best hitters in the game to do better than they might have a mere few years earlier.\"
So in 15 seasons the only possible thing to change which might have contributed to the increase in offense is illegal/immoral PEDs?
\"It may be unfair to penalize him for allegedly using PEDs, given the nature of the game in that era, but it is only correct to normalize the deviation of JAWS scores across decades before crediting McGwire with performance even approaching HOF value.\"
I thought that the advanced stats like WARP and such were normalized across eras in some way?
It sounds to me like your entirement argument is that you don\'t want McGwire in the HOF, so his JAWS should be lowered so he doesn\'t seem as deserving.
Isn\'t it possible that, since players receive annual physicals and constant medical attention, that it\'s less likely for a player with ADD, or any similar medical issue, to be undiagnosed? That might account for some of the difference between the general population and baseball players. Also, since professional baseball is played only by men, and males are more likely to be diagnosed with ADD, they might have a higher percentage than the general population?
It wouldn\'t surprise me in the least to find that some percentage of the 100 waivers is faking it, but there are other factors which would account for baseball players having a higher percentage of people treated for ADD than the rest of the country.
The Tampa Bay school system rocks. -Mike Hampton
Hasn\'t Hank Aaron admitted to using greenies at some point in his career?
I should have said \"or\" instead of \"and\", however I do not see how it becomes one topic. If I had said \"while\" instead of \"and\" though, it would become a topic very worth discussing with co-workers. Complete with fist bumps and high fives.
There are a number of things people can do in life which are not illegal, are not cheating, and do not violate one\'s employment agreement, but one still probably wouldn\'t want to openly and honestly discuss with one\'s co-workers.
Sex and eating a box of Chips A\'Hoy Peanut Butter Chunk cookies from CostCo while playing CD4:W@W are two topics that spring to mind immediatly.
I wonder if anyone can account for Mindy McCready\'s whereabouts during that time?
I don\'t care about the 4% who left Pujols off the ballot, but who was the one person who voted him 10th?
Have you ever seen one of the chats here? More than just baseball is occasionally mentioned on this site.
Not just inappropriate, but REALLY inappropriate. I can\'t recall any comments getting as many negative ratings as quickly as these two.
It would be similar to Tony Eusabio\'s 21 game, 50+ day hitting streak.
But but but but.... FAUX is owned by the GOP! They should be THRILLED to have an excuse to not show a half hour Obama commerical in two battleground states less than a week before an election!
As an Astros fan who watched my team have to play two \"home\" games in Milwaukee, I find Selig\'s requirement that this game MUST be finished in Philly disgusting.
It\'s late October in Pennslyvania. The weather isn\'t going to cooperate today, and it\'s an even chance it won\'t cooperate tomorrow. Bud should suck it up and have them play the remainder of the game in Tampa or some neutral stadium. Heck, maybe they could play it at Minute Maid Park. It has a roof and Bud has already established that neutral parks with roofs > possible weather issues.
I think they have written about umpiring stats before, maybe last season?
Unless I missed Leslie Nielsen taking position behind the catcher, I don\'t think the umps had as much to do with the Phils losing this as their 1-15 with RISP did.
You don\'t need to physically hurt someone to be thuggish, abusive, or possibly criminal. \"Hazing\" is a word with a specific meaning and you\'re cheapening by saying that all initiation rituals are hazing. I assure you, hazing does not increase team cohesiveness.
\"Hazing\" is not a tried and true method for increasing team cohesiveness. Hazing is thuggish, abusive, and possibly criminal (for an extreme example the HS football team in NM which sodomized teammates with a broomstick).
So if his teammates had, say, hidden his travelling clothes rather than destroying them, and left the clown suit for him that would have been alright? I\'m trying to figure where the line is between acceptable bonding activities and hazing.
You\'re looking past the fact that \"Eye for an Eye\" is a punishment for a known crime. Society still punishes criminals when they break the law commensurate with their crime. Instead of an \"eye for an eye\" though it\'s an \"eye for 10-15 years on an assault charge\".
What is being described here is \"Tit for Tat\", doncoffin points to Robert Axelrod\'s work on the subject downthread. BLUF is that Team A will not hit Team B\'s players unless Team B\'s pitcher intentionally hits Team A\'s player. It\'s basically an Iterated Prisoner\'s Dilemma, and Tit for Tat in that situation looks to avoid punishment (in this case intentional beanings) by avoiding such punishment through mutual cooperation to not hit anyone in the first place. However, Tit for Tat requires that, if Team B hits Team A\'s player intentionally, then Team A will retaliate. Retaliation is the only avenue available for Team A to get Team B back to cooperation.
Chan Ho Park\'s reaction was to throw a tantrum, throw a plate of food, and then throw a chair and that is considered exactly right?
What would you do with your regular first baseman?
Also, didn\'t someone try this with Brooks Keischniek (sp?)
Is there any reason for the \"twist\" Dempster uses in his wind-up? Is it some sort of timing mechanism for him? Or is it just one of those things?
On 14 and 15 September 2008 they did.
Am I the only person here who sees a conflict-of-interest in Bud Selig giving the Milwaukee Brewers the extra income from two more games being played in their stadium? The same Brewers he used to own, and is now run by his daughter? I\'m sure that the fact the Cubs are a marquee franchise in MLB and are pending sale had nothing to do with the decision to give them 83 games in front of their home crowd.
Lord knows those poor Cubs players shouldn\'t have been required to fly from Tampa Bay to Illinois if the series had instead been played there. Flying from Florida to Illinois is apparently too much stress to put a team through in the mind of MLB. I can\'t wait to get home today so I can see the Astros play the Marlins this evening.
I know this is pendantic of me, but don\'t insult Astros fans by referring to the games being played in Milwaukee as being played in a \"neutral\" site as was done on the blurb on the front page. MLB is flipping us the bird as-is by taking two home games from the Astros while giving the Cubs two more home games, all so that the Cubs don\'t have to travel for their next series in Milwaukee while the Astros fly to Miami for a game tomorrow.
Milwaukee is not a neutral field for the Houston Astros in a game against the Cubs. Milwaukee is within driving distance of Chicago and a Cubs-Astros tilt there will be shafting Houston fans since it\'s not like they can make it there for the game, and players since they\'ll be playing a de facto road against in the Cubs back yard.
If MLB wants to require the two teams to make up the missing game(s) at a third party\'s field, what prevents them from at least playing them someplace where Houston fans can make it to their nominal home games, like Arlington? Or at least a more central location like KC or STL.
The Astros\' 2.8% chance is a lot better than the .1% chance they had last week.