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    RIP Don Baylor. Toughest man I've ever seen play baseball. Never flinched when getting hit by the ball.

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    Fascinating, sad story about Hideki Irabu, by Ben Reiter:

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/08/01/hi...low_twitter_si
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    “He felt uncomfortable being in Japan, and he felt uncomfortable being in the United States,” says Nomura. “There wasn’t a home for him. It’s almost like he was always at the visitors’ ballpark.”

    Also, I've always thought the blanket condemnation of him as a player was unfair. He wasn't the top of the rotation guy people expected, but he did contribute in spurts. He was the Yankee best pitcher in the early part of that 1998 championship season.

    Rest in peace, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenGrass View Post
    RIP Don Baylor. Toughest man I've ever seen play baseball. Never flinched when getting hit by the ball.
    I once saw him start to pull away from an inside pitch, but then he planted his foot back down while the rest of his body kept backing off, drawing theHBP.

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    I don't think we'll be seeing Bryce Harper until next August. His knee just bent the wrong way trying to get an infield single.

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    MLB's decision to force this game to continue just cost the sport its second best player. Good stuff, dudes.

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  7. #11482

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    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    MLB's decision to force this game to continue just cost the sport its second best player. Good stuff, dudes.
    It's not like it was the last time these teams would play each other too. They could have had a double header tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanks12009 View Post
    It's not like it was the last time these teams would play each other too. They could have had a double header tomorrow
    Looks like they're having a DH tomorrow anyways. No go on that. Victim of the unbalanced schedule, what a bunch of nonsense.

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    Looks like they're having a DH tomorrow anyways. No go on that. Victim of the unbalanced schedule, what a bunch of nonsense.
    oh didn't know that at all. I guess I somewhat understand the situation then for MLB. Either way it sucks for Harper and Nats/baseball fans in general

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    That T-Mobile guy will visit him in the hospital and cheer him up.
    Equally as calm as ClownPickle ~(+/- 1)

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    No ligament or tendon damage for Bryce Harper according to GM Mike Rizzo. It's a significant bone bruise with no firm timeline, but they are optimistic he'll be back before end of season
    http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-20331068
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    Great story about the best team that wasn't - the 1994 Montreal Expos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHtefjWKKbg
    "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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    Cincinnati's Scott Feldman became the seventh pitcher since 1913 to allow at least 5 home runs in 3 2/3 or fewer innings without getting a loss. Feldman allowed 4 home runs in the fourth inning including three consecutive home runs, but he left while winning. After scoring 9 in the second inning to go up 9-0, Cincinnati blew their lead. The sixth inning just started with the Reds and Cubs tied at 9.

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    As a reward for their part in their successful season, the Houston Astros today fired eight scouts.

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    Mets trade Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news...n19d4ukym4lvfj
    "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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    Holy ess on Buxton's inside-the-park HR last night. Fastest recorded home-to-home. He looked like a blur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Holy ess on Buxton's inside-the-park HR last night. Fastest recorded home-to-home. He looked like a blur.
    Beat his own record for the fastest ITPH, too.

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    Mike Napoli is batting .199 and has 26 home runs. The most home runs with a batting average below .200 is 32 by Mark Reynolds when he hit .198 in 2010. Napoli could exceed 32 home runs.

    In Texas's 17-7 win, the Chicago White Sox's Derek Holland, Dylan Covey, and Chris Beck became the 39th group of three teammates since 1913 to allow at least 3 earned runs, at least 4 hits, and at least 1 home run in 2 2/3 or fewer innings.

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