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If you picked Edinson Volquez to throw the first no-no of the season (you didn't), congrats!

 

But seriously, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Knowing Edinson Volquez, I expected this to be one of those lame, 7 walk no-no's, but only 2 walks! Not bad!

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12 minutes ago, FGM13 said:

Knowing Edinson Volquez, I expected this to be one of those lame, 7 walk no-no's, but only 2 walks! Not bad!

 

Faced the minimum too.

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5 hours ago, FGM13 said:

Knowing Edinson Volquez, I expected this to be one of those lame, 7 walk no-no's, but only 2 walks! Not bad!

 

And 10 strikeouts so it wasn't one of those "Ball is hit to the fielders a ton" no-nos.

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17 hours ago, FGM13 said:

Knowing Edinson Volquez, I expected this to be one of those lame, 7 walk no-no's, but only 2 walks! Not bad!

a no hitter is a no hitter, its still good to get.  

 

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17 hours ago, mmejia said:

40-16!

 

Back in 2014, I knew the Astros were building a competitive team for the future, but I didn't think they'd be leading the majors with the best record at any point. Remarkable. Let's hope they do more than what the 2013 Athletics did.

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1 hour ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

 

Back in 2014, I knew the Astros were building a competitive team for the future, but I didn't think they'd be leading the majors with the best record at any point. Remarkable. Let's hope they do more than what the 2013 Athletics did.

The Astros finished 45 games behind Oakland that season. 45 games. Now 41-16. 

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On 2017-6-3 at 0:54 AM, DiePerske said:

they are. Buying from a place such as fanatics, mlbshop, lids, and others make sure it is the real deal.

 

Hats will always be about 35 USD full price, be fitted, have the battersmans logo on back in proper colours. The ones on field prior to 2016 Postseason do not have the new era flag on them, the new ones do.

 

Simply, yes they are.

I know the old ones use to say on field caps inside the caps made from usa, do new ones not say that?  and that they are imported outside from the usa 

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9 minutes ago, Flames1fan said:

I know the old ones use to say on field caps inside the caps made from usa, do new ones not say that?  and that they are imported outside from the usa 

If you're lucky, you can find them that are "USA made with imported materials", but most of the retail are China made. 

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8 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

If you're lucky, you can find them that are "USA made with imported materials", but most of the retail are China made. 

so they are still the on field caps, just stuff change on them over the years. even the china made ones?

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1 minute ago, Flames1fan said:

so they are still the on field caps, just stuff change on them over the years. even the china made ones?

It's the retail version of the on field caps. They must be made in the US to be worn on field, but the retail versions don't have to. It's the closest you'll get. 

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12 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

It's the retail version of the on field caps. They must be made in the US to be worn on field, but the retail versions don't have to. It's the closest you'll get. 

why would lids sell hats like that. I even looked on mlb shop site for hat I got and this came up Description

Share your enthusiasm with everyone when you put on this Atlanta Braves Home Authentic Collection On-Field 59FIFTY fitted hat from New Era. The embroidered graphics will help cement your die-hard Atlanta Braves fan status.

it was listed to as imported. unless they dont sell usa one anymore. 
im thinking most new era on field hats are imported now, none listed from usa

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Im remember the day this came out. Some food for thought, Came out in 2014.

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That cover proves that the Astros need more Orange in their current set. 

 

The orange helmet is especially beautiful.

 

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Just now, rickyISking said:

That cover proves that the Astros need more Orange in their current set. 

 

 

It would actually be pretty amazing to see the Astros win the Series just because of this prediction haha.

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"The game's next big thing"....seems like an old trend that's coming back.  Stink for a few years, rack up high draft picks and prospects, and hope half of them pan out.  The Royals did it, the Pirates tried to do it, the Astros are doing it, and the Braves are hoping to do it.

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2 hours ago, rickyISking said:

That cover proves that the Astros need more Orange in their current set. 

 

The orange helmet is especially beautiful.

 

 

I mostly hate the Astros current look (The Clip Art Star is garbage. I don't care what anyone says), but I'd be cool with them if they switched to that rainbow guts throwback full time. It's so over the top and ridiculous that it actually works. Embrace the craziness of that set and run away with it, I say. 

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Baseball is living in the era of the Three True Outcomes (HRs, strikeouts, and walks). All three have been dramatically up since the start of 2016. 

 

From Joe Posnanski:

 

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Let’s compare this year, when teams are averaging 4.56 runs per game, to 1993, when they averaged 4.60 runs per game.

 

In 1993, teams hit 14 points better. Their on-base percentage was 17 points higher. They slugged seven points better in 1993. They hit more singles in 1993, many more triples and just about the same number of doubles. They stole more bases. They walked more and struck out way less. They also hit into fewer double plays, drew more intentional walks, and played a lot more quote-unquote successful small-ball.

 

So why are teams scoring about as many runs per game? Home runs.

 

Team homers per game

2017: 1.23 (most in baseball history)

1993: .89 (in line with league average since 1950)

 

That’s it. That’s whole ballgame. You don’t have to go all the way back to 1993 — look at 2014. Teams are averaging a half run more per game than they did just three years ago and other than hitting home runs (and walking more which might be correlated) they are doing nothing better than they did in 2014. The .251 batting average across baseball is the same as 2014. Hitters are averaging exactly the same number of hits per game, stealing fewer bases and, as mentioned, striking out a lot more. But those home runs. That, more than ever, has become the batter’s equalizer.

 

The home run has single-handedly ended the second "era of the pitcher" from 2010 to 2015. Run scoring is back to normal levels, even though BA and OBP are as low as they were from 2010 to 2015 (and strikeouts are higher). In light of it being so hard to put the ball in play with pitchers regularly throwing 95 MPH+, hitters have decided to go with an all-or-nothing approach.

 

Overall, it's probably good for the game as a whole - the low-scoring "pitcher's era" seemed to turn off plenty of potential viewers, especially kids and millennials who grew up in the Steroid Era. Big power hitters are ultimately far more marketable (the Yanks are seeing that with Aaron Judge, who seems poised to become their most marketable non-Jeter/Rivera commodity since peak A-Rod).

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