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Photo-Realistic Billy

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  1. Can't wait to see him hit!
  2. Y'all realize he was the closer in Triple-A, right? Pretty sure he can face both LH and RH batters. Hard to use a guy like that in the wrong situation.
  3. I think you might have misunderstood me. They don't want to backdate to before Poteet was optioned. They had to get Brinson into the game after Poteet was optioned so that they could add Braxton for Saturday then immediately call Poteet back up for Tuesday. At least that's how I'm reading it.
  4. Wow! These are so much better than Bostons's! 😆 I love these!
  5. I think this is why Brinson was used as a pinch runner on Sunday. In order to add Poteet back, they've got to IL Brinson, but if they backdate it to before Poteet being optioned, I don't think they can use it to un-option Poteet. It's a bit of clever roster management, though it does mean they've had to use pitchers as pinch hitters while their bench is short.
  6. I think it's just a joke, saying that because he walked so many players, his mustache was bad luck.
  7. I get what you're saying, and I agree with much of it, but I think it gets some things in the wrong direction. Take for instance beer league softball or high school baseball -- why aren't they shifting there? Why are infield hits and (in HS baseball) stolen bases a bigger deal? I think it's two things: 1) lower velocities / fewer breaking balls and 2) worse defenders. In slow pitch softball, shifting is useless because guys can easily take the ball the other way. Same was true in the 1980s when starters were averaging 88 mph on their heaters. And in high school, the pitchers aren't throwing 98 with a 60% curveball rate. It's hard as hell to bunt a breaking ball, but MLB pitchers are throwing them more than ever. Plus amateur shortstops and catchers don't have the hands or arms to make the hardest 10% to 20% of plays that MLB players do, thus more SB and more infield hits. It's hard to bunt just like it's hard to hit and keep hitting, and if teaching, say, Freddie Freeman to bunt reduces his ability to hit dingers and take walks, well then learning to bunt will have actually made him a more well-rounded but worse player. I guess what I'm saying is that the problem isn't the hitters. They're still playing catch-up to the pitching revolution of the last two decades. Aw shucks, did I just convince myself they need to move back the mound? Someone please put me down.
  8. Wow! It's really impressive he can throw any pitches given his history of back issues and age. You gotta give it to Mattingly.
  9. Yeah, but like 3 of those K were bull calls from the ump in just one game. That was a horrible umpire job that night.
  10. Whoa whoa whoa! We don't need to stoop to accusing people of being me! We're all on a 1990s message board, our lives are clearly rough enough. 😂 And I would like to take a moment to address a bit of slander that has been meme'd my way. Yes, it is true I don't say anything negative about the Marlins players -- but I don't really say anything negative about any players or coaches, regardless of team, though we can leave that aside for now. This is our team! I don't boo them when I go to the games, and I certainly don't boo them online either. Do I wish certain players had less or more playing time? Absolutely. Leon, for instance, is a guy the numbers seem to hate, but two analytical organizations (Red Sox and now the Marlins) have used him heavily. So rather than stick my neck out there and boo him when he strikes out, I'll do what ma said and say nothing if I've got nothing nice to say. Chances are, these teams may know something us mere mortals don't. Bitching ain't cathartic. If it were, yoga instructors would use cable news as their background music. So instead, I try to be positive. If folks are gonna call me Don Mattingly's wife because of that, then hell, I'll be Mrs. Baseball.
  11. Eno is great. He alone is worth an Athletic sub.
  12. I saw this on The Reddit: When doubt, blame Manfred.
  13. Jazz. Aggy. Miggy Ro. Pablo. So many likeable, good players on the team! It's a really great time to be a Marlins fan. But I'll say, none is more likeable than Mr. Bunt Master himself, the GOAT, yes, Richard Bleier.
  14. Holy moly, the Shrimp don't quit! Monte Harrison RBI double, Lewin Diaz 2-run HR! Shrimp up 10-5.
  15. That Sanchez homer never landed. I'm convinced of that.
  16. @taiwanmarlin,为什么“马林鱼”?”枪鱼"是什么吗?我以为是“枪鱼。”😬 中国没有marlins鱼吗?
  17. Y'all know it's easier to just write, "I don't understand them, and I fear what I don't understand."
  18. I find it very hard to believe that Anderson suddenly got so worse in 1 day that the team was caught unawares. As others have noted, this just says more about Devers/Diaz than it does about the team's foresight.
  19. I'll never forgive the president and I refuse to vote in another election -- ever since the Whig Party refused to oppose slavery!
  20. Jorge Alfaro, currently 4th on the FG leaderboard for framing. As the president of the Chad Wallach Fan Club, I am stunned. And he's up there with the big boys, too. Some fellas making a heck-ton of money to catch balls:
  21. The tech world works from a paradigm of "minimum viable product." What's the shittiest game they can still turn a profit on? If it's successful, then keep pouring resources into it until it's actually good. Otherwise, you pull the plug and start working on the next project. I'm just glad restaurants don't do that. "This fish is technically safe to eat. If you pay $6 now, I'll go ahead and put it back in the oven. For an additional $6. And have you tried our Glass of Water DLC for $2.50?"
  22. Yeah, I feel like the first month is also a bit of a hair-pulling experience. Hopefully they'll iron out the bugs, but now their supporting essentially 4 gaming systems. So we might have to live with it for awhile.
  23. West coast game? Ah, fare thee well my precious sleep schedule. 🕊️RIP 🕊️
  24. I stand with the analytics on this that says batting order doesn't matter, but I do appreciate to Donnie's points that (a) batting 6th, Jazz gets lots of chances with runners on base, which means his power can really move the scoreboard, and (b) he's still just a rookie. I think a lot of Brinson's struggles trace back to Milwaukee then Miami batting him leadoff basically nonstop to start his career. That's lots of pressure. It's easy to start pressing.
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