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05:56 PM on 11/09/11 
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Eich696
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What the hell?
06:04 PM on 11/09/11 
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And I just traded for him in ottoneu...awesome
06:10 PM on 11/09/11 
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I'm interested in how the league split holds up historically. Particularly with LaRussa's management still fresh in my mind, I'm not completely surprised that NL teams with the double switch, pitchers batting, pinch-hitters are more likely to opt for the platoon. What I do find surprising in the limited tiers of top 3, bottom 3, is that successful and unsuccessful teams can be found at both ends. Possibly reinforcing the notion that on a macro basis, the platoon advantage isn't worth the time devoted to it i.e. the Phillies and Red Sox should both sign Cuddyer because he's a right-handed OF.
That was exactly the thought I took away from it. On a game-level, it's important. On a seasonal level, probably not so much. It basically affects ~10% of all plate appearances in a season.
06:29 PM on 11/09/11 
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why does it seem like Venezuela has a high "kidnapping" crime rate. I feel like i hear stories like this all the time.
06:30 PM on 11/09/11 
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http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...97882/33210483

More on Wilson Ramos... reports are he was taken by four gunman outside of his home.

Wow.
06:41 PM on 11/09/11 
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http://zozone.mlblogs.com/2011/11/09...n-or-papelbon/

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Sources said the Phillies and Madson’s agent Scott Boras never reached an agreement on a four-year, $44 million deal, which has been widely reported since yesterday. The sources said the parties continue to talk, but no deal is imminent.
While the Phillies have been talking to Boras about Madson, they also have been talking to Sam and Seth Levinson, who represent Papelbon. Ruben Amaro Jr. has said he wants a veteran closer in the bullpen next season, and Papelbon certainly fits the bill.
06:43 PM on 11/09/11 
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I'd throw both Florida stadiums in as well. Of course, Miami is building a new park, but Tropicana Field I heard is pretty awful.

I'd easily say Oakland is worse than Tropicana Field. Granted I haven't been to Trop, but I'm basing that off of what I've heard. Oakland is straight-up grimy.
07:10 PM on 11/09/11 
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why does it seem like Venezuela has a high "kidnapping" crime rate. I feel like i hear stories like this all the time.

Ha, It seems like they do, because they do.
07:14 PM on 11/09/11 
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It happens because a lot of Venezuelan players live in Venezuela in the off-season. And the thugs in that country know who are the guys making six figures in American money. That makes them targets for this sort of thing. Hope this doesn't end badly.
07:18 PM on 11/09/11 
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And I just traded for him in ottoneu...awesome
07:22 PM on 11/09/11 
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Seriously, though, this is awful. Hopefully he gets out of this alright.
07:23 PM on 11/09/11 
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It happens because a lot of Venezuelan players live in Venezuela in the off-season. And the thugs in that country know who are the guys making six figures in American money. That makes them targets for this sort of thing. Hope this doesn't end badly.

Any sites out there that provide spray charts that are easier to read than Texas Leaguers i.e. the less accurate 3 cone cut-ups?
07:23 PM on 11/09/11 
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You kidnapped him just to win the trade didn't you...
07:25 PM on 11/09/11 
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You kidnapped him just to win the trade didn't you...
I better get a lawyer..

07:51 PM on 11/09/11 
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Experiencing an afternoon game at Wrigley is awesome, and for the most part I hate the Cubs.
I have to agree with this. Watching a game at Wrigley is a great experience.

RFK is by far the worst stadium I've been to watch a baseball game. The Nats obviously don't play there anymore, but it was horrible.

Kauffman was pretty bland, but the renovations they've done recently look like a big step up.

Comerica is a nice stadium but also kinda bland for a new-ish park

AT&T is my favorite stadium so far. Chase, Minute Maid, and Busch III are also up there.
 



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