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@hvnsangel67 I'm glad you liked it! But now I am going to be obsessed about figuring out which of the posts you hate and why :(
18 hours, 52 minutes ago on
Victor Rojas is a very good play-by-play guy. He can be a bit bombastic, but picks his moments well. He's also pretty in tune with sabermetrics and the internet culture around baseball.
Mark Gubicza is about as vanilla as they come. The best thing about him is that outside of the occasional corny joke or pitching mechanics observation, is that you barely notice him.
I also have to nitpick a bit here that Jose Mota is not included on the list. He still does some pre-game and post-game reports, which is terrific because he is the world's greatest natural resource for unintentional comedy.
I'll also add, as a Seattle resident, that Dave Sims is a fun announcer but a HORRIFIC homer. Probably fun if you are an M's fan. If you aren't, then... guh.
1 week ago on
@sinatrasratpack The second the Angels released him, they were on the hook for his full salary, even if he never threw another pitch. If he retired while still on the roster, he would've lost the money. Oh well.
1 week, 1 day ago on
@Rick K. I figured it was in poor taste to kick Blanton even more as he headed out the door. What's done is done.
@sinatrasratpack Right DDLR was the go-to guy there, but he is out. Still, Salas is the WORST possible choice there because he is an extreme flyball guy with an average K-rate. Kohn is the same guy with a better K-rate. Not a great choice, but better.
As for the 90% of managers thing, yes that is true, but that doesn't mean it is right. Conventional wisdom doesn't mean it isn't stupid.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on
@ElChippy Yeah, it is a lose-lose situation. Smoak has been legitimately bad as a righty and Cano handles lefties just fine. What bothers me is the inconsistency in allowing Santiago to pitch to Cano the very next night in a very similar situation.
@Rick K. /searches for retort, fails to find one
@thierrion Nope, the 1998 Yankees did lose their first three games, but they were on the road. Ironically two were in Anaheim. I was only looking at teams who lost their first three games of the season and were at home for all three losses.
@Rick K. man, banging on my poor sentence structure and spoiling The Blacklist for me, Rick? Party foul!
4 weeks ago on