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They’re outhitting the Dodgers something like 30-14, and have two measley runs so far for the whole season, both on Joe Panik (of all people) solo shots. 

 

 

This is the Giants team I was expecting. 

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Dodgers take the series 14-2 on aggregate.

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The Reds have trailed in every single inning this season. That's hard to do. 

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Orioles pitching is as bad as everyone expected this season (maybe apart from Dylan Bundy).

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Three days into his career as a manager and coconut-oil-nuts Gabe Kapler is already a total laughing stock and is going to be booed relentlessly at the home opener on Thursday.  First manager I can ever remember that called for a pitching change without even having a reliever warming up, leading to a formal reprimand from MLB.  Has used 21 pitchers in 28 innings, leading to longest games in the league.  Pulled the ace after 68 terrific pitches because the "numbers said to".

 

He's the Chip Kelly of managers, only in better shape and with better smelling (and more tanned) balls.

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30 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Three days into his career as a manager and coconut-oil-nuts Gabe Kapler is already a total laughing stock and is going to be booed relentlessly at the home opener on Thursday.  First manager I can ever remember that called for a pitching change without even having a reliever warming up, leading to a formal reprimand from MLB.  Has used 21 pitchers in 28 innings, leading to longest games in the league.  Pulled the ace after 68 terrific pitches because the "numbers said to".

 

He's the Chip Kelly of managers, only in better shape and with better smelling (and more tanned) balls.

Is he Chip or Hinkie in his thinking? Using 8 relievers in game 2 of the season and not allowing starters to go through the lineup for the third at bats?

 

How did the non-nonsense Philly sports media get Kelly, Hinkie and Gabe all within six years to experiment with the pro teams.?

 

I thank Gabe  so that I now know Brian Snitker is guy who now manages the Braves. Also, he was so right to argue about Hobey Milner's warmup pitches. The Braves radio guys said when Kapler went out to the mound, (paraphrased) "There is no one warming up for the Phillies, but seven pitchers are up doing jumping jacks."

 

Also, Ron Washington showed us that managers get tested for street drugs, but do they get tested for PEDs? My want to test Gabe.

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paraphrased ATL radio comment

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23 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Is he Chip or Hinkie in his thinking? Using 8 relievers in game 2 of the season and not allowing starters to go through the lineup for the third at bats?

 

How did the non-nonsense Philly sports media get Kelly, Hinkie and Gabe all within six years to experiment with the pro teams.?

 

I thank Gabe  so that I now know Brian Snitker is guy who now manages the Braves. Also, he was so right to argue about Hobey Milner's warmup pitches. The Braves radio guys said when Kapler went out to the mound, (paraphrased) "There is no one warming up for the Phillies, but seven pitchers are up doing jumping jacks."

 

Also, Ron Washington showed us that managers get tested for street drugs, but do they get tested for PEDs? My want to test Gabe.

 

You seriously can't make this crap up about Gabe Kapler:

 

On his addiction to ice cream:

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“He was so into health,” Still said. “He’s addicted to ice cream. So he would sit there and lick ice cream but have a cup and spit it into it. He would lick it just for the taste but didn’t want to eat it. I told him, ‘Dude, that’s like Unabomber type stuff.’ That’s a thing he did.”

 

 

On suntanning your nuts:

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“If you want to be your strongest, get some sun on your boys. And by boys, I mean your testicles.”

 

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“A 1939 study exposed men to UV radiation over the course of 5 days. The study noted that it was sufficient to turn the skin red. When the UV radiation was aimed at the chest, testosterone levels increased by 120%. When the genitals were exposed, testosterone increased by more than 200%.”

 

On eating every part of a chicken, including the bones:

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“Fatty and rich, the marrow of said bones left me feeling satiated and satisfied. Knowing this was something I was going to write up had me totally present in the moment. I crunched through the neck bone and delighted in the delicacy. Wow. I was (and sort of still am) completely locked into the experience. Now I’m listening to Native American drumming, my eyes wide. I may paint my face and begin to chant.”

 

On working out while drinking Scotch:

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“Drinking alcohol and training for performance and lean tissue are not mutually exclusive,”

 

“On the nose of the Glenrothes, I get honey and orange. Taking a sip, my palate receives vanilla and coconut notes. By contrast, the JWB offers a perfume-y, woodsy and smokey bouquet. Upon tasting, I sense a bolder sip with smoky and peaty notes (peat is partially decayed vegetable matter and is cut and used as a fuel source, a note you’ll often see in Scotch).”

 

On jerking off with coconut oil:

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“You’re moisturized and smelling tropical, your teeth are white and your face looks like you’ve just visited a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. The sun has set, and the moon is out. Perhaps you have a friend nearby, perhaps it’s just you by your lonesome…well, this is awkward. I’ve promised you authenticity, honesty and openness. Take this how you wish and I’ll spare you the step by step. Coconut oil is the world’s greatest lubricant. I can’t help where your mind goes with this. Once the ball leaves the bat, I can’t steer it.”

 

More from Gabe (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/gabe-kapler-phillies-manager-dodgers-health-blog-20171101.html)

 

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19 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

You seriously can't make this crap up about Gabe Kapler:

 

On his addiction to ice cream:

 

 

On suntanning your nuts:

 

 

On eating every part of a chicken, including the bones:

 

On working out while drinking Scotch:

 

On jerking off with coconut oil:

 

More from Gabe (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/gabe-kapler-phillies-manager-dodgers-health-blog-20171101.html)

 

Don't read his blog or you'll take a deep dive. Last post was February 2017.

The coconut oil take from 2014 is still up.

http://kaplifestyle.com/2014/06/09/coconut-oil-beyond-cooking/

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Still MIGHTY said:

Welcome to the Sho!

While it's obviously only one game, what he's done tonight has me awfully excited.

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Yeah this Angels team looks pretty dangerous. 

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2 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Yeah this Angels team looks pretty dangerous. 

 

If the pitching holds up, it’s looking like it.

 

Plenty of offense to go around early on.

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2 hours ago, Shumway said:

While it's obviously only one game, what he's done tonight has me awfully excited.

 

Between tonight’s at-bats and Sunday’s pitching performance, Spring Training is a distant memory. He’s been awesome.

 

We’ll see what happens once teams get through him once or twice, but for now, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this.

 

The Angels somehow have me caring about April baseball. Who would’ve thunk?

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On 4/4/2018 at 2:25 AM, Still MIGHTY said:

 

Between tonight’s at-bats and Sunday’s pitching performance, Spring Training is a distant memory. He’s been awesome.

 

We’ll see what happens once teams get through him once or twice, but for now, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this.

 

The Angels somehow have me caring about April baseball. Who would’ve thunk?

The Indians have been schizophrenic this week. Hopefully that gets fixed soon. Ohtani looks good after faking everyone out in spring training. 

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Seven games in and LA is already in panic mode.

 

Funny how everyone conveniently forgot that ¾ of the team lost a week plus of spring training dealing with a flu epidemic, Kenley hardly got any work in due to his hammy being babied along, and the #3 hitter is out until May.

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Don't worry, they get six more games against the poopy Giants this month. Lots of shutout opportunities.

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I'm howling

 

 

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John Kruk, during the Phillies/Mets game that was horribly broadcast only on Facebook, admits to wacking off during rain delays back in his playing days.  It wasn't explicitly stated here, but follow up by writers confirmed that's what he meant.

 

 

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So, uh, Shohei Ohtani. He's kinda good.

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