Sounds like a broken record, but I expect it soon. Sacramento also made a big push. Is there a way for the league to take both? That wasn't the plan, but plans change. Expansion is the major driver of franchise appreciation for the MLS and owners are counting on appreciation. It's fair to wonder if there is a legitimate basis for that appreciation.
Some field personnel prefer not to dress up like a player. Back in the day when a lot of old guys managed, it was silly seeing them dress up like players. I mean, did Tommy Lasorda look look like a player?
Sometimes combinations are scrambled during a line change. On that play. Ivan should have shot the puck. Tyler Myers played the pass all the way.
I haven't really noticed that. I will have to look for that. Goaltenders all have their routines. Remember jumpy Pat Jablonski rattling the pipes with his stick?
This is not the first instance of somebody on the field staff preferring to not to do the pretend player thing. I am inclined to like coaches and managers to dress like coaches and managers and leave the unis to players, but that's me.
This team has a lot of depth and that has paid off early. As I noted earlier, I expect the rotation to come around to a much higher level. The same goes for most of the regulars in the lineup. On the other hand, the bullpen is probably due for some turbulence after stacking up so many scoreless innings. That's just the nature of performance cycles over the 16-game grind.
Come on, let them have their fun.
Gant was pretty good as a starting pitcher last season. I will go with Matt Carpenter for his ability to play third base.
MLB allows coaches are allowed to wear pullovers and we're seeing more guys do that..
I do prefer the NL game, but I have come to accept the universal DH as inevitable. And since so many pitchers quit hitting while they are still developing, we see some pretty feeble at bats as a result. Some of those plate appearances are just sad. Hence he grudging acceptance of the DH as inevitable.
There is a joint concern about improving the game. Both sides are willing to discuss changes to improve the product. So both sides are putting that above their CBA concerns, which is admirable.
He is working his way back from surgical repairs but, yes, he is still hoping to come back.
The plot arc couldn't last forever, but I sure do miss "Justified." I and thrilled to have one more season of "Veep" but I will be sad when it is finally done.
I couldn't find that info readily. In the past AL games were slightly longer than NL games. And the stat heads did look into some reasons for that. The obvious factors are DHs will have more competitive at bats and much more production than pitchers, extending the time of innings. On the other hand, there should be fewer pitching changes in the AL.
Apparently. Weak sauce, no?
With Winnipeg likely to run around early on, the Blues will have to respond. I could see Maroon responding if, say, Dustin Byfuglien tries to take someone out.
I would go to The Commish or Derrick for Dexter Fowler update. As I noted earlier, he could really use a couple of multi-hit games to break the spell. It's an interesting idea to flip the current rules and play NL ball in AL parks, but since baseball is going toward the DH and not away from it, there is no need to show the AL fans what they are missing.
Again, a good question for the guys who have been with the team since spring training. I'm guessing they don't go with "Dude" or "Brah", but, again, Commish or Derrick would be the best to answer that.
OK, that's it for this week. See you next time!