The Polaroid Random Thoughts Baseball Thread

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
71859042-464C-4032-BF32-1EA8FA873C03.jpeg
9:07 PM Eastern Time
 

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
Back to back walk off losses for the Dodgers in the NLCS. Classic over-managing by Dave Roberts.
 

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
Red Sox become the first team in postseason history to hit 3 grand slams.

The shopping cart thing they do in the dugout after HR’s is actually fun to watch.
 

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
Chris Taylor has 3 HR’s tonight in an elimination game.

Chrissy Dingers
 

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
Unfortunately, Caspy, the Red Sox were a team destined to lose to the Astros in the ALCS

I was really rooting for a Game 7
 

CASPERWAIT$

Gabagool
Since
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
11,263
Unfortunately, Caspy, the Red Sox were a team destined to lose to the Astros in the ALCS

I was really rooting for a Game 7
Impossible to win games when you don't score.
We both knew when they didn't score in the top of the 7th, it was over.
Part of me is happy how far they went.
Bigger part of me is upset at how unclutch they became in 3 straight games.

I'll tell you this much, a Dodgers/Astros WS would be like watching Hitler fighting Kim Jung Ill.
I can't stand either.
 

Tron

New Member
Since
Jan 28, 2010
Messages
25,991
Braves are taking Ian Anderson out of the game. He’s thrown 5 innings of no hit ball.

I’m a baseball advanced stats nerd but this shit is dumb.
 

Boner_18

New Member
Since
Oct 5, 2010
Messages
5,404
Braves are taking Ian Anderson out of the game. He’s thrown 5 innings of no hit ball.

I’m a baseball advanced stats nerd but this shit is dumb.
Third time through is a meaningfull jump in BAA, no? Stats don't care if a guy is "going good" or if it's a "clutch" spot.

I agree it's dumb and reduction of the game to a model or a flow chart of mathematically driven decisions is hurting the watchability. But the managers who go by thier gut over the stats ARE wrong... I dunno what to do about that.

Tronner are you for/against illegal defense in baseball (re: the shift)?