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    ^^ I heard a report on NPR about this the other day. The players want it, the fans want it, I am pretty sure the owners want it. MLB, apparently, does not.

    There are about a half dozen teams doing this. Good for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Does anyone actually call a game anymore on the major networks?

    I turned off the awful Joe Buck and Fox's silly microphoned outfielder interviews to see if the ESPN radio broadcast is any better. Those guys are talking about how much Verlander sleeps at night and 1980s movies.
    I couldn't take it anymore. Between the miked players and Buck's constant need to have crap come out of his mouth, I turned off the game. A shame as it is really the only good All-star game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    A shame as it is really the only good All-star game.
    It's the only game where the players can give 100% the whole game with a minimal chance of getting hurt.
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    How about that combined no-hitter on the night they paid tribute to Tyler Skaggs? Pretty cool. Did they ever announce a cause of death?

    Any second-half predictions? Who's going to make the big moves for the final push or the rebuild?
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    Wow, look who has the best record in MLB after the Dodgers' four straight losses. Not bad for a team that still has a number of key players on the IL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Wow, look who has the best record in MLB after the Dodgers' four straight losses. Not bad for a team that still has a number of key players on the IL.
    They are certainly playing very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    They are certainly playing very well.
    They're still Evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    They're still Evil.
    Remember, "evil" spelled backwards is "live."

    Not sure what that means, though.
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    They aren't zombies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    They aren't zombies?
    They had a lot more hits than The Zombies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    How about that combined no-hitter on the night they paid tribute to Tyler Skaggs? Pretty cool. Did they ever announce a cause of death?
    It was a great tribute and very cathartic for the players, fans, and I'm sure his family (his mother threw the first pitch!). They have not yet announced a cause of death.

    Any second-half predictions? Who's going to make the big moves for the final push or the rebuild?
    Hmm.

    At one point, it was thought Cleveland would be sellers, but that would seem to be no longer the case - but could depend on the next few weeks. In fact, I feel like this year is shaping up to be one where most of the trading comes towards the very end of the deadline. I think the crop of most of the obvious players that could be moved are not going to have a great deal of impact besides filling gaps.

    If someone is going to make an impact move, it would be a team like the Padres, Yankees, Dodgers, Rays, Braves or Astros with a decent farm system, trading for a bigger chip. Maybe you'll see DeGrom or Thor go somewhere. Maybe the ChiSox sell high on Giolito.

    Watch out for the Nats. They are 29-11 in their last 40 games and actually now have the 3rd best record in the AL.

    As to who will win? It's too difficult to say. The NL is clusterf*ck besides the Dodgers and Braves. In the AL, all the top contenders from last year are in the race with the addition of the Twins and even the Rangers. I personally feel the Astros are still the team to beat, but felt that way last year as well.
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    Phillip Ervin went 6 for 6 last night against the Rockies. It was the FIRST time in the oldest franchises' history that has been done.


    Additional minutia from last night..... The Reds were the first team in the modern era to hit 5 triples and 3 homers in a game.
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    That was one of the first times I've seen a runner called safe because the pitcher interfered in the baseline. That play probably decided the outcome of the game.
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    Looks like d'Arnaud was a one man wrecking crew against the Yankees tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Looks like d'Arnaud was a one man wrecking crew against the Yankees tonight.
    Yep, he seems to have their number. Can't win them all. Close, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    How about that combined no-hitter on the night they paid tribute to Tyler Skaggs? Pretty cool. Did they ever announce a cause of death?

    Any second-half predictions? Who's going to make the big moves for the final push or the rebuild?
    Boston still stands a fair chance of winning the A.L. East, IMO; even if they don't, they'll cruise to the home WC game. If they win it, I'd make them the slight favorite to win the A.L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    It's the only game where the players can give 100% the whole game with a minimal chance of getting hurt.
    To a point. Pitchers still have to throw hard and they are the ones who seem to get hurt the most. Basketball and hockey used to have respectable games, but I have no interest in watching a basketball game where the winning team gets around 200 points and a hockey game with 15 goals a side. Football All-star game should be cancelled. I'm surprised that so many people do watch.

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