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Running is for people who aren't good enough at punching.

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Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 11:54p
Guy is throwing harder than ever. Why exactly did he suck so hard before he was traded?
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
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Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 4:41p
There's the Pepperoni Pizza tier and then the Why Even Bother tier.
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 1:34p - 2 replies
No, just really large grass.
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 12:39p
So hard to just eyeball these things, but the big difference I see is the density of pitches down and in (Or just out of) the low-outside zone to a RHB.
Commented on VEB Editors' Roundtable: Who should close? on Aug 20 2014, 3:25p - 1 reply
I wish Brooks made it easier to get a scatter plot of the actual pitch locations.
Commented on VEB Editors' Roundtable: Who should close? on Aug 20 2014, 2:32p - 3 replies
I do not have an encyclopedic knowledge of when these plays occurred, but it has been commented on during the game threads.
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 1:09p
Yes, there have been a couple of baserunners who barely reached on throws which were very obviously not his strongest.
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 12:19p
Honestly, how would you describe Peralta's throws?
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 12:15p - 4 replies
A few runs less good than he would be if he threw the baseball with any sense of urgency.
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 12:10p - 1 reply
Those people are all short.
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 12:08p - 1 reply
The best Paul Rudd animated GIF:
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 12:07p - 1 reply
I'm not sure if I've got 82 celebrations in me this year.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:58p - 1 reply
Don't think Rosenthal needs the additional difficulty level.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:20p
He can, but it is riskier than simply jogging around the bases.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:17p - 1 reply
That would be 1. unsportsmanlike and 2. needlessly risking injury.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:15p - 1 reply
Part of being a good baserunner is knowing when that is the case though.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:07p
Pretty sure this guy is well over the line now.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:02p - 3 replies
His xBABIP on the year is .318
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 11:01p
Yes
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 10:50p - 1 reply
Why is Jake Peavy wearing a Cardinals cap on TV?
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 10:39p
Unfortunately, his baserunning value is eerily similar to that of the guy he is replacing in RF.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 10:36p - 1 reply
A stupid way, like falling off a cliff.
Commented on Cardinal vs Reds gamethread, August 19 on Aug 19 2014, 8:17p
Better answer:
Commented on Cardinals shut down Luke Weaver and a look at 2014 draftees on Aug 19 2014, 7:37p
BTW, I defy anyone to find a better score than The Assassination of Jesse James
Commented on Cardinals shut down Luke Weaver and a look at 2014 draftees on Aug 19 2014, 7:34p - 1 reply
It is randomness.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 19 2014, 12:05a - 1 reply
If you're talking descriptive, ERA is your stat.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:35p - 1 reply
Which is the better predictive measure: xFIP or FIP?
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:33p - 1 reply
Except we're talking about how good he's been this year.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:32p - 1 reply
With our manager, I think I'd rather stick with a strict closer role
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:30p - 1 reply
90% of Pedroia is like 3'10"
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:28p - 1 reply
By xFIP Rosenthal is about the 25th best closer in baseball.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:26p - 2 replies
How many games off the DL until he recovers the several MPH he's lost this season?
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 11:06p
They said he felt good.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 9:57p
He's usually good for 3+ fWAR
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 9:52p - 1 reply
3 is a seriously fucked number.
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 9:49p
He is
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 9:48p
I think I know how to fix Masterson
Commented on Cardinals vs Reds gamethread, August 18 on Aug 18 2014, 9:46p
But is he going to be worth $213 million over the next 9 years?
Commented on A Q&A with Wick Terrell of Red Reporter on Aug 18 2014, 6:07p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on A Q&A with Wick Terrell of Red Reporter on Aug 18 2014, 6:03p - 1 reply
Someone else should have done this Q&A
Commented on A Q&A with Wick Terrell of Red Reporter on Aug 18 2014, 5:19p - 2 replies
His FIP.
Commented on Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards on Aug 18 2014, 3:12p - 1 reply
By a sportswriter who didn't have anything to write about yet...
Commented on Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards on Aug 18 2014, 3:09p
Your source doesn't support this old saying nearly as strong as you think it does, btw.
Commented on Mathenaging: Mike Matheny doubles down on double standards on Aug 18 2014, 11:53a - 2 replies
Pierzynski is pretty bad at everything except swinging the bat himself.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 18 2014, 1:27a - 1 reply
63 starts in Cuba that translated roughly to post-meltdown Ankiel...
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 11:52p
He's been pretty clear that he wants to remain in the pen.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 10:31p - 1 reply
The actual strikezone, though it doesn't matter looking at individual pitches.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 10:29p - 1 reply
How many bases did he steal?
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 7:16p
Pitch FX doesn't think Rosie was being squeezed.
Commented on Padres @ Cardinals 8.17 recap - Cards pull out series finale on Aug 17 2014, 7:14p - 1 reply
He DID come up after continuing to be awful in AAA and was immediately put into a save situation...
Commented on Cardinals vs Padres gamethread, August 17 on Aug 17 2014, 5:57p
xFIP- of 91 and rising
Commented on Cardinals vs Padres gamethread, August 17 on Aug 17 2014, 5:14p - 1 reply
Nope
Commented on Cardinals vs Padres gamethread, August 15 on Aug 15 2014, 8:40p - 1 reply
The remake was a LOT better than the original.
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 6:32p
I love The Prestige.
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 6:30p - 2 replies
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that OT's minor league performance did not hinge on his willingness to swing at pitches 3" off the plate.
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 3:12p - 2 replies
And sometimes a player is consistently swinging at outside pitches he can do nothing with but tap off the end of the bat, and no advice is managerial malpractice.
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:49p - 2 replies
All players who did things a bit differently than the status quo...
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:23p - 1 reply
"Leave him alone" is the kind of stupid non-plan I'd expect from Alou.
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
How many people have tweeted shingles.jpg at them?
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
I imagine his release point would be a nightmare to pick up, with those little arms.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 2:18p
10) Couldn't hit a 4 year old's breaking ball.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 2:12p - 1 reply
Android 2.1 is from the 70s, get a new phone.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:33a
Can we retroactively give the DH to the NL this year and somehow reimburse me the time I've spent on this team?
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:17a
One problem with that viewpoint.
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 10:43a
How to handle it?
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 10:26a - 1 reply
No
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 7 on Aug 7 2014, 8:35p - 3 replies
DEVO soundtrack!
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 7 2014, 12:37p
It's something that veterans do all the time, especially on plays taking place along that line.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 12:27p - 1 reply
And yet...
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 10:00a - 1 reply
Can we just park Holliday on the left foul line when Bourjos is playing and let PB cover 90% of left field?
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 9:56a
Yeah, it was an obvious and correct call.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 9:55a - 1 reply
That's kinda the way he plays shortstop too.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 7:51p - 1 reply
MVP?
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
I dunno
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 4:22p - 3 replies
I did.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
YOU PLAY CATCH
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 3:25p - 2 replies
Because lawyers are cretinous luddites.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
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