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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    I had no idea that Houston was the 4th most populated city in the US. Learn something new every day!
    That place is gigantic in terms of area. I mean, there's several cities in Alaska that rank higher in those terms...but few contiguous 48 are larger. Maybe Montana or Oklahoma cities..I know Jacksonville is absurdly large, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    I had no idea that Houston was the 4th most populated city in the US. Learn something new every day!
    It was only 40 years ago that Philadelphia was number 4. Believe it or not Detroit was number 5 then Houston at 6.

    Big changes after the 1970's. Houston will either survive this hurricane or go back down the list. Phoenix coming on strong. Thing that could derail the Southeast? Water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    I had no idea that Houston was the 4th most populated city in the US. Learn something new every day!
    Yet they still cry small market

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    I had no idea that Houston was the 4th most populated city in the US. Learn something new every day!
    That's because it has no 'burbs. It is so large that it includes everything that is not a cow ranch. It is only about the 10th largest MARKET, going by CSMA, (consolidated statistical metropolitan areas) after places like Philly, SF-Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, DC-Balt. Detroit, DFW, and Toronto as well as the other three.

    Given the two-team cities, they are just above the middle of the 30 teams by market size. If the cut-off is teams above 5 million pop., they ARE small market.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Yet they still cry small market
    I know they had the lowest payroll a few years ago while rebuilding but I don't think they receive any revenue sharing from big markets.
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    Kershaw pulled after 5. Bold move from Roberts but LAD up 3-2 in the 6th.
    "Owning the Yankees," Steinbrenner once said, "is like owning the Mona Lisa."

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Why was John Lackey pitching his first ever B2B games tie game in the 9th inning when they could go down 2-0 if they lost?
    Baseball is life;
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Why was John Lackey pitching his first ever B2B games tie game in the 9th inning when they could go down 2-0 if they lost?
    I'm beginning to thing there is a lot of madness in Maddon's managing. I think he is an overrated manager.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    I'm beginning to thing there is a lot of madness in Maddon's managing. I think he is an overrated manager.
    Oh way overrated. I don't get the love for this guy at all.
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    He does crazy sht because when it works he gets attention and looks like a genius. He's a hipster, he loves the attention and is weird for the sake of being weird.

    He still is a good manager. I don't think he's a wizard like some do, but he is good.
    In Cashman I trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Oh way overrated. I don't get the love for this guy at all.
    Because he took some scrappy low budget teams in Tampa with some decent talent and made them competitive.

    And he took the best team in baseball to its first WS title in over 100 despite some of the moves he made.

    Those two things will by him a lot of managerial cred with the press long after it's warranted.

    I think he's a pretty good manager. I just don't think he's a genius.
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    When Laurence Olivier played third base ... in tights and a puffy shirt:

    Looking back on his career in an interview in 1980, Mr. Dotrice recalled one of his more unusual achievements: introducing baseball — learned from Canadian P.O.W.s during the war — to cricket-playing members of his Shakespeare troupe in 1959. He put together an “all-star” team to challenge Americans at a nearby air base.

    “Paul Robeson played first base, Sam Wanamaker second and Laurence Olivier third,” he said. “Peter O’Toole was shortstop, Albert Finney was catcher, I pitched and Charles Laughton was umpire. We wore black tights and white Hamlet blouses. The women said, ‘Never mind the game, look at their legs.’”
    From the Times obituary for Roy Dotrice, the great British character actor who died Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    That's because it has no 'burbs. It is so large that it includes everything that is not a cow ranch. It is only about the 10th largest MARKET, going by CSMA, (consolidated statistical metropolitan areas) after places like Philly, SF-Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, DC-Balt. Detroit, DFW, and Toronto as well as the other three.

    Given the two-team cities, they are just above the middle of the 30 teams by market size. If the cut-off is teams above 5 million pop., they ARE small market.
    Well said and 100% accurate.

    My first time in Houston, I could not believe how expansive the city limits were. Just an enormous sprawl. The "downtown" area itself was completely, utterly dead as soon as working hours were done. A pretty crappy town.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Did anybody catch Cubs great, Billy Williams, getting caught on camera picking his nose, looking around and then eating it during tonight's game?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ArodEra View Post
    Did anybody catch Cubs great, Billy Williams, getting caught on camera picking his nose, looking around and then eating it during tonight's game?
    Please let this be real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELKrackin' View Post
    Please let this be real.
    No shlit. Happened in the top of the 5th.



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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    ^ This is a Non-Interesting Baseball News Item That Does Not Warrant Its Own Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArodEra View Post
    Did anybody catch Cubs great, Billy Williams, getting caught on camera picking his nose, looking around and then eating it during tonight's game?
    Springfield has Ralphie, the Cubbies have Billy Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    ^ This is a Non-Interesting Baseball News Item That Does Not Warrant Its Own Thread.
    Depends on your point of view . No, your right.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Have a day Kiki Hernandez
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    the rest is just details.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer's Helmet View Post
    Springfield has Ralphie, the Cubbies have Billy Williams.


    Bushwood Country Club has Spaulding.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer's Helmet View Post
    Springfield has Ralphie, the Cubbies have Billy Williams.
    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    Bushwood Country Club has Spaulding.



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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Nationals have fired Dusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer's Helmet View Post
    Springfield has Ralphie, the Cubbies have Billy Williams.
    I still have my Rawlings Billy Williams fastback mitt in my garage somewhere. Goober free I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee View Post
    Nationals have fired Dusty.
    technically his contract has ended and they will not renew it

    (The Met rumor these days is Kevin Long has the inside track on their manager opening)
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