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Jun
05
2013
Posted by at 11:44 am ET 3 Comments

Can you imagine if we lived in a world where umpires were accountable for their actions?  Last night, Bob Davidson made a runner interference call on Ben Revere so egregiously vacant of an actual violation, he reignited Phillies fans’ passion for channeling their self-loathing onto a singular third party.

Fortunately, a transcript of the exceedingly rare press conference with Davidson following the game was made available to this web site after I made it up.

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Jun
05
2013
Posted by at 10:36 am ET 1 Comment

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After Bob Davidson nearly incited a riot, Chad Qualls walked Jimmy Rollins on four straight. JRoll proceeded to pay tribute to Domonic Brown with a nice, sarcastic bat flip.
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Jun
05
2013
Posted by at 9:51 am ET 3 Comments

I assume you saw the shit show that was Bob Davidson last night? You know, where he acts as if he’s bigger than the game and assumes everyone bought a ticket to watch him insert himself into the storyline of the evening. Well, his call on Ben Revere is now chronicled on his Wikipedia page, which means that college kids around the world can cite this incident in research papers. I have to say, whoever did this has much more restraint than I do:

  • On May (Editor’s note: Yes, it’s June) 4, 2013 Ben Revere, of the Phillies, over-slid second base in an attempt to break up a double play. Davidson called out Michael Young at first base (a double play) for base runner interference claiming that Revere had grabbed the foot of Marlins second baseman Derek Deitrich during his slide. Replays show that no such contact was made.

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Jun
05
2013
Posted by at 8:52 am ET 4 Comments

Crashburn Alley made this for Zoo With Roy on Twitter last night (God that’s the dorkiest beginning of a sentence ever- so many mothers’ basements!) and it’s basically the greatest encapsulation of baseball joy we’ve had this season so look at it, look at it, LOOK AT IT!!!

 

 

Jun
04
2013
Posted by at 9:10 pm ET 2 Comments

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I was wrong. The guy still does not get it.

Just when the baseball world readies itself to anoint Dom Brown the savior of baseball and I write him a love poem, the guy goes ahead and mocks our great game right in front of our very faces.

Apparently the Miami Marlins were somewhat perturbed by Mr. Brown’s celebration after his two-run homer last night, and vowed to do something about it. And who could blame them?

Now don’t get me wrong, celebrating is a great way to show others one’s happiness or jubilation. And I’m all for showing happiness, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Jun
04
2013
Posted by at 7:34 pm ET Comments Off

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Hat/Flip to The 700 Level and/or Crashburn Alley. Who can keep track of such things

The Dade County Marlins, whose municipal albatross of a stadium features this $2.5 million, totally understated monstrosity that solely exists for the purposes of celebrating homeruns, think that Dom Brown’s epic bat flip wasn’t so epic.

Haha, almost had you fooled. No one cares what the Marlins think.

Boo hoo! #NeverForget

Can’t wait until one of these donkeys tries to throw at Dom’s head and he tomahawks it into the right field bleachers. Because you know that’s how things are going to play out.

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Jun
04
2013
Posted by at 1:56 pm ET Comments Off

MLB released the early National League polling returns, and one Domonic Brown is ***not*** among the top three vote-getters in the outfield.

Really?

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Jun
04
2013
Posted by at 12:07 pm ET 3 Comments

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“It’s laughable, man.”

Brian Costa wrote something today about why the Mets moved their Triple-A affiliate from Buffalo to Las Vegas, and how it’s a pain in the ass to play there. It’s so dry that Zack Wheeler can’t grip his balls, and the ground makes fielding sharp hits that much more difficult. The stadium operations are also lacking, leaving former Las Vegas 51s manager Marty Brown (when they were a Blue Jays affiliate) to often do the work of the grounds crew.

So you have a team that sucks affiliated with another team that sucks. So what’s the problem? Read more »

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