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Baseball Thread Number 8: Cal Ripken says the playoff hunt is fun

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Even if the Orioles suck now, he had a little experience chasing the post-season. And he did win a ring.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    If Randy Johnson does return, will the Giants overtake the Rockies in the wild card?
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Thank you Headbutt. I was hoping Cal would get the thread 8 nod.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Thank Tebow for the Chris L. Clause.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It was either him or Willie Bloomquist ...
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Cal Ripken? Rob Picciolo is PISSED!


    Here he is during the only at-bat of his Brewers career. Confused by the fact he actually got to play, he faced the wrong direction in the batter's box at Yankee Stadium and had to be called back for new pinch-hitter Ed Romero.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Thanks to SABR member Al Yellon for this note:

  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Koufax's perfect game was the second time they were no-hit in less than a month that season.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Impressive stat -- especially considering how awful some of those mid- to late-70s Cubs teams were. Plenty of good seats available at Wrigley in those pre-1984, pre-Harry Carey days.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I sat in plenty of those as a kid. You could switch to an open seat after every pitch and never leave the section you started in.
  11. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Same here, YGBFKM. In fact, one of the two foul balls I "caught" as a kid came when I ran down a Larry Bowa foul ball in the upper deck of Wrigley Field, about two sections over. Noboby but empty chairs to catch it.

    (I was a bit quicker in those days, too!)
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Joe Blanton continues to put together a solid second half. Great outing tonight against the Braves.
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