I can't believe nobody's posted it in here yet: Dodgers have the best record in baseball!
But, yes, it is fun to "be in first" for over a week and not worry about anyone overtaking us. Although you have to feel for Arizona. It's brutal to be absolutely last in the league.
(But seriously, I was pleased with the Dodgers performance in Australia, even if there were some signs for concern. That Dee Gordon was not only not a sign for concern, but a real highlight, brings me great joy.)
What's with Yasiel Puig pretending like his back hurt and wincing after every swing and miss at the plate?
had a little bit of this vibe going for him
The worst part about the summer is baseball. I fucking hate spring training. Baseball sucks so bad. hopefully they just fucking get rid of refs and just have instant replay for everything. Should speed up the game to where its actually watchable.
btw, I looked up the average times of game for baseball vs. football today after always hearing that baseball is too slow, and found out that the average NFL game (~3:10) is about 10 minutes longer than the average MLB game (~3:00). At least according to the most recent internet data I could find. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I found that quite interesting, though. You never hear about how football is too slow.
Baseball is 2h59min avg.... it doesnt feel too long for me, I look forward to the new instant replay system this year, it already saved the Yankees a game this spring training.
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
Baseball has never seemed "too slow" or "too long" to me, and I always hear people complain about it.
David Hernandez most likely needs TJ surgery. It's going to be a long season for Dbacks fans.
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
reptile alien made of light
Baseball is the most deliberate, and least timebound of our major sports. For me, the pace is one of the game's great pleasures -- the way that tension can build matchup by matchup and pitch by pitch. There are a million individual moments in a team sport, and has never stopped fascinating me. However, having suffered through eight million Yankees/Sox, Yankees/Rays, or Sox/Rays games over the last decade, I absolutely maintain that there are some aspects of baseball that need to be speed up, and instant replay will almost certainly not help.
The biggest offenders are the pitchers who get off of the mound between every pitch, and the batters who feel the need to readjust every piece of equipment they own between each pitch. There is no good reason that Clay Buchholz or CC Sabathia should be allowed to take thirty seconds to walk around the mound between each pitch. MLB should write a rule where if the bases are empty, the pitcher has twelve seconds to deliver a pitch to the plate before the umpire calls a ball. Wait, what's that, there's already is exactly such a rule? Oh, then maybe someone should start actually enforcing it.
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omg how come nobody told me how amazing Hanley Ramirez's instagram is
at first i was like oh man look at this asshole but now i've come around and i think he's the best person ever
Hopefully Seattle do well this year, its been a while since their fans have had anything to cheer about.
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
Andrew Cashner was dealing last night.
the guy that got Albert Pujols' 500th home run last night in Washington DC is an Angel fan from Pomona. And the guy who caught his 499th HR earlier that game was another Angel fan from Orange County. Crazy odds, huh?