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Dirty slide or not, punching a guy - especially a punch like that - is crossing a line. My guess is they both get a suspension, and Odor's will probably be longer.

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8 hours ago, rainmaker17 said:

No one just "up and clocked a guy."  Take off your homer glasses and see it for what it was.  

It was a dirty slide by a player who is very easy to hate. But I'm sure there were better ways to deal with the situation than to start throwing punches.

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Rumors are that Tim Lincecum is inching closer to a big league deal with the Angels, and it could be announced as soon as this afternoon. 

 

 

If this is true, it's a bit bittersweet as a Giants fan, but I'm over the moon that he's getting another shot. He probably won't, but I'll definitely be rooting for him to light the AL up and storm back to Freak Mode. That dude is always gonna be one of the most important players in San Francisco Giants history. 

 

EDIT: And now it's official. Timmy is an Angel. 

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Not a Giants fan, but Lincecum was always one of my favorite players. I remember watching him in the 2010 World Series against Texas and I couldn't help but root for the guy. It was a combination of his pitching style and luscious hair that caught my attention and despite me rooting for Texas in that series, I just loved watching him pitch and do well. Regardless of where he goes, I hope he makes a comeback... and I'll be rooting for him.

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It'll be weird to see The Freak suit up for a team other than the Giants, but I'm happy that he'll still be playing at the MLB level. He was always one of my favorites (heck, he's probably the reason why I kept my interest up during the "island of misfit toys and Omar Visquel" campaigns of '08 and '09), and it'll be interesting to see how Timmy makes a case for himself in the weak 2016 free agency class.

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2 minutes ago, Norva said:

Braves fire Fredi Gonzalez.

 

Considering how god awful the Braves are this season, this doesn't shock me... at all.

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I don't think there is a manager in the world who could make anything out of that roster to be fair.

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2 hours ago, Norva said:

I don't think there is a manager in the world who could make anything out of that roster to be fair.

 

Yeah really.  They've built a roster to tank.  Maybe they were trying too hard to win.

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When did the Cardinals take the arch out of their mowing pattern? I'm actually pretty disappointed, that was one of my favorite quirks.

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Saw this stat on Twitter: Cleveland vs Cincinnati runs/points allowed by Cincinnati in the last four matchups.  

 

Baseball: 42

football: 37

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23 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

Surprised this wasn't mentioned here yesterday...

 

Fallout from the Brawl... Odor gets 8 games, Bautista gets 1 game

 

Bautista's slide & shove instigated, though had no punches been thrown, that probably would've earned the same 1 game.

 

Odor's punches probably earned 4-5 games, with it upped to 8 to send a message to all players.

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14 hours ago, The Six said:

Cueto's been so good I'm already dreading his opt-out.

 

Let's cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, let's bask in the glory of Cueto's awesomeness. He's already my favorite player on the 2016 team. 

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The White Sox have seemed to revert back to regular-season form.

In the last ten games, they're:
4-6
On a 4 game losing streak

And own a 2.5 game lead in the American League

The main problem is the pitching. Outside of Sale and Quintana, the bullpen is shaky, Rodon and Latos are inconsistent, and there still isn't a true fifth starter.  It's not outside of the realm to believe the team can win at least a Wild Card spot but if the pitching remains as unreliable as it has the last week and half, it's not happening.

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I got to do something last night that I've wanted to do ever since they installed it and that's sit on the Riverboat in centerfield of Great American Ballpark. It was great. Awesome view of the action, free food and drinks courtesy of my girlfriend's company, and 8 and 1/3 innings of entertaining baseball. 

 

Historically bad bullpen blows another game with a homerun, but the positive is if they'd won in 9 innings like a competent bullpen they would've been under 11 strikeouts so by blowing the game they were able to earn more outs in extra innings and wound up with enough strikeouts for me to get a free personal pizza for lunch today with my ticket. Thanks, Tony Cingrani, you garbage major league pitcher! 

 

 

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I knew the Braves were tanking, but I didn't think they were actually Tanking.

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