Dodgers wake up Angels’ bats, LAA wins 9-2

The Dodgers and Angels came into this series both sucking bad. Someone had to win and that was the Angels, to everyone’s surprise. What made the difference was that the offense did something for once, 9 runs on 13 hits, including 2 innings of massive scoring. canning did his part, allowing only 1 run while Sandoval pitched 3 and 1/3 innings for the save.

Recap

Good Canning

Canning looked shaky in the first, allowing multiple baserunners before getting out of it with a pickoff at 2B. The offense looked like their old selves and went down quietly.

The second was much more eventful, as a couple of hits, including one that got by Trout, and a groundout gave the Dodgers the first run of the game. But that is when the fun began, as Justin ‘Hot Pocket‘ Upton saw who the opponent was and raked, sending one to where the paint can used to be. Then Taylor ‘Blake‘ Ward did the same, 2 home runs in the inning. A HBP, double, and single by Rojas, Butera, and Fletcher gave the Angels a 4-1 lead.

It was much quieter in the 3rd, with stranded runners for Canning and a 1-2-3 for the offense. Still 4-1 Angels after 3.

Nothing happened in the 4th as well, with Canning calming down with a 1-2-3 inning. The offense got nothing big except Rojas getting thrown out on a failed hit and run.

The 5th, however, is when the sweating started. A single and a ground rule double put them at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. But two great plays by Rojas kept the score at 4-1 Angels. It didn’t stay that way for long with a Fletch single and Ohtani double made it 5-1.

It was frustrating in the 6th, as a dropped pop up and a misplayed ground ball got 2 on. He left with 2 outs, striking out 4 while allowing 6 hits and 3 walks and 1 run.

Don’t worry Bullpen, Offense is Here!

Patrick Sandoval came in with 2 outs and 2 on in the 6th. And the first pitch popped out of the glove of the catcher and both runners move up. But he got a flyout and didn’t blow the 5-1 lead. (yet) The bats rewarded him by getting more runs thanks to hits by Churches, Rojas, Fletcher, Ohtani, and Trout. All in one inning! Including 3 straight doubles and a triple! Sad Butera noises… 9-1 Angels.

Ohtani is STRONG

Sandoval went back out there after a long break and it was not exactly textbook. He lost the zone that the ump hid, but he didn’t allow a run. Which was all he needed to do. The offense went down in order.

The 8th was same as before, a runner reached, but no runs scored. Sandoval pitched yet another scoreless inning. And the Angels went down in order.

It took a Betts homer to give the Dodgers another run, to make it 9-2. But that was the only blemish, as Sandoval secured the save.

Up Next

More Freeway Series tomorrow, with fireworks afterwards. Kershaw vs Bundy. Which of each will we see? The Angels are now 14-17 on the year.

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Brent
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4 months ago

Trout big on crypto…. crazy that if you put in $1,000 on Jan 1st you’d have over $120K.

https://twitter.com/MikeTrout/status/1391140541446836224?s=20

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago

Schebler still on the team. Time to which out Jon Jay

Los Angeles Angels sent RF Scott Schebler outright to Salt Lake Bees.

Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago

Cool graph thanks for sharing!! I’ll bring it up again, because every time there’s a no hitter I think of weaver’s and smile.

Brent
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4 months ago

Surprised the Angels have never been no-hit in the last 10 years.

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Cowboy26
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4 months ago

Was it Uncle Milty?

GrandpaBaseball
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4 months ago

yeah, but now we got ourselves a fish, a big fish too.

JackFrost
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4 months ago

Trivia for everyone;

Without googling the game, who made the last out the last time the Angels were no hit?

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

1999 is a good clue. Still don’t know.

JackFrost
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4 months ago

The Wonder Dog.

Rex Hudler.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

To be fair, our offense has pretty good since Trout came up

Halo71
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4 months ago

Out of all the fan bases at the Big A, the Dodgers are by far the worst, followed by the Red Sox. The Yankee fans I’ve encountered have actually been pretty cool. They’ll put up with your ribbing and know their stuff.

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

This is true of most Yankee fans in NY as well.. They are pretty cool.

The Yankee fans that are obnoxious are usually the bandwagon So Cal ones that don’t understand baseball. They just buy a hat and think it makes them a winner.

red floyd
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4 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

When I went to a game at Yankee Stadium, I saw the same thing.

DowningDude
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4 months ago

On the subject of Jered Weaver, take a look at my photos and captions from his Pro Debut June 20, 2005 … https://imgur.com/a/fFPAHy3#il6RoUj
(sorry for the photo sizes … this was like 1MP box camera)

steelgolf
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Imgur?

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

it’s a great website recommended to me by red floyd. even contains old shots of steelgolf and brood:comment image

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steelgolf
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

😄 My son is up to my chin now and my daughter is 5 going on 15.

Brent
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

So many great memories at that ballpark.

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago

DR just posted in Gamethread, legit the worst strike zone I have seen in the ~one season that this dude has been doing the Cards:

https://twitter.com/UmpScorecards/status/1391038387683954695

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

so that’s what that email “your comment was approved” was all about a few seconds ago. Thanks for approving it! 😀 (didn’t realize that twits become images and thus that’s why it was moderated).

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H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Not 100% sure which ones automatically go through and which ones stay unapproved, haha. Will have to do a little digging.

Brent
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4 months ago
Brent
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

And it wouldn’t be a doyers game without their fans causing a ruckus in the stands.

https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1391030371303755779?s=20

I just really wanna know why someone would wear an Angels hoodie and a doyers hat.

Brent
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

And just saw this right after I lost the ability to edit… Chuck Finley’s ex wife has passed away.

https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1391024597047283713?s=20

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

RIP. Never realized that she had 2 kids with Chuck Finley. RIP and condolences to the Finley kids.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

She was also part of the O.J. saga when Mark Fermin and the LAPD got called out to the Brentwood mansion when Nicole found the diamond bracelet O.J. had bought for Tawny. She also tried to visit him in prison. Unfortunately Julie got around

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

R.I.P. Julie Finley

GrandpaBaseball
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

To stay safe.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Brent

“Cause I likes bofe teams.”

tanana40
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4 months ago
Reply to  Brent

Oh my goodness. When I travel from Idaho to Anaheim (or Seattle) to watch the Angels for a three games series, I am always so bummed when they don’t win. I cannot imagine going 0-8 in five cities.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

We need to put a collection together to make sure he’s there for tonight and Sunday.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago

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DowningDude
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4 months ago

“You know what? I’m happy”

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

“Hello all you happy people”

steelgolf
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4 months ago

New neighbor moved in across the street 3 months ago, had a Dodgers logo painted on their curb with the address, directly across from my curb address with an Angels logo. They usually have friends over for Dodger games, hang a flag, etc., sometimes I can hear them cheering if I’m in the front yard. It was eerily quiet yesterday during the game. 😁

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

The scene after the game?

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steelgolf
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4 months ago

The Dodgers served up a lobster fest to all their fans.

DowningDude
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4 months ago

Exceeded my guess for total runs in the series in just 1 game. Well done.

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Kershaw will probably hold us to 1 or 2 runs tonight. Would be nice if you could use excess runs not needed for victory in subsequent series games.

Twebur
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4 months ago

Adell HR and Double tonight.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

And a stolen base but no errors!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Quick – trade him now.

ihearhowie3.0
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Good to see. Still want him down there for at least 6-8 weeks to get some confidence in RF and develop good habits at the plate

matthiasstephan
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4 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Looking forward to seeing him in RF in 2022

DowningDude
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4 months ago

You misspelled July

matthiasstephan
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That would be amazing, but I want him ready. Will two months of AAA reps be enough to regain the confidence and run good routes in RF? There is no chance he ends up the CF, so he needs to be solid on D in a corner OF spot.

Fansince1971
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4 months ago

Bundy, Ohtani, Heaney, Cobb and Canning were all very very good this time through the rotation. The fact the team went 1-4 through those starts is a bit frustrating.

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Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago

Made it home safely, whew. What. A. Game. I just realized an usher gave my son Upton’s HR from bottom 2nd. We were in 102 and went to team store in LF behind section 260 in 3rd and she came over and asked if my son wanted to catch in his trout mitt! Just made the season!!

That was playoff atmosphere with 15,000 people.

Dodger fans really are THE worst and I’m glad my dad drove the extra 1+ hour to get to the Big A in ‘93 to make me a HALO HONK for life!!!!

How to spot a doyer fan: HT Ennis with the Twitter link in gamethread that’s even better

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FungoAle
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4 months ago

Happy for your son! Excellent!

JackFrost
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4 months ago

Is she trying to fight him?

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago

Weaver’s feed is a bit controversial tonight:

https://twitter.com/Weave1036/status/1390865609580191744

Mia
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Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Yeah, I’ll disagree with him on this one.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Maybe we need some more of this shit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK27yQPAidI

LAAFan
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Lol I miss Weave so much.

Mia
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Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  LAAFan

And Victor.

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

You know, listening to that clip just made me realize Victor was pretty smooth, the both of them. I have been a critic but the grass is not always greener.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Victor was very soothing to listen to. I didn’t like him at first but he grew on me quickly. Yes, I saw a doctor about said growth.

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Little Blue Pills?

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Dang. Thought it was the Carlos Guillen episode

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I remember this well. I loved it then and severely miss it now. Big Jared Weaver fan.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

*jered

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

My misteak.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I like mine medium well. 😀

Fansince1971
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Seager is such a punk! Good for Weave!

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I 180’d on Seager after how he looked after Shoemaker. Prior to that he was a total douchenozzle (not that our Weaver was exactly innocent) … Read up on the hospital visits and check-in that Kyle Seager did after he hospitalized Shoemaker.

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Good dude. Apparently lives off the grid during the offseason. Very interesting.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

Yeah. I actually like Seager…. if the Doyers are stupid enough to let him walk I hope we sign him….. or Story, he’s cool too.

JackFrost
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4 months ago

Think they’re talking about his brother Kyle Seaver.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Oh yeah, duh…. off the grid…. Shoemaker…

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Seager

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I love Weave.

eyespy
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep. There are millions to be made because that is just a small pittance that is being made in this game.

Get rid of the cap, and see the money flow. Force the owners into the building and supporting winners.

Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Who was that? They were kicking out their back leg as they were swinging

FungoAle
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4 months ago

Yeah, odd swing. Very fluid in the batters box while getting ready to swing too. Looks more like a tomahawk swing. Adell?

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Adell’s first AAA homerun. But the triple stutter step rounding 3B would probably piss off WTY. It would certainly have pissed me off.

After Jo’s abysmal debut last year in the majors this is not a good look.

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah, Jo holds nothing back. I see him as the type of dude who would pimp his HR’s.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I think he did some sort of thing near 3rd base. it was funny, actually.

red floyd
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Maybe he can get Xhibit to pimp his ride, too.

eyespy
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

New swing, again?

LAAFan
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Thank God thought he was gonna defend Pujols.

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I’m missing it, Weaver was stating he appreciated Upton’s home run trot and the fact he does not showboat. Mentioned Trout too. Act like you have done it before. I agree.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Young vs Old thing. Weaver falls in the “git off my lawn” crowd. The prevailing thought of the latest generation is to showboat the homer. As long as present day pitchers can handle that level of disrespect there won’t be any problems going forward.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I personally don’t like it and agree with Jered. But if this is what brings more people to enjoy baseball in the present day, then let them have their fun and leave their own new mark on the game.

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I do understand the counter opinions. I remember Harper was stating years back MLB community had become “stiff” and lack flare. I dunno, in football there are taunting rules as well as basketball. Baseball there is nothing. If I was a pitcher, and a guy like Bregman carries his bat to first after a homer and then flips it, I’m coming at him. That is taunting. Ok, you beat me, drop the bat and run the bases. Don’t rub it in, practice some respect. Long memories in baseball.

Same goes for pitchers, screaming after striking out a batter. God I hate that. Eckersley and his fist pump started that. Young or old, no batter appreciates that. Sports is tense enough and baseball is an isolation sport, where it is me vs you.

Last edited 4 months ago by FungoAle
H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I respect all opinions, as long as they are consistent. Baseball has long been a game of respect, and if you want others to respect the game, you better make sure that you do it all the time. I’m not sure if Weaver’s opinion is consistent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CXoqCxC3lg

This is one of my fav moments from him. I enjoy this, and I think this is better than if he walked off the mound stoically after he got the GIDP. But if that’s what he wants, I respect that too. He’s the one that played in the Majors. Ultimately, that’s not what he did in this scenario.

DowningDude
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I think gitcho summed this up
You can kind of just see when their demeanor is different. When they are actively trying to pimp themselves instead of having a genuine response to the moment. A lot of the time you can tell because they eyeball you to see if you are catching their whole act.

Weaver was “responding to a moment” … in his own building with rabid fans for the other team screaming him down. I think he was perfectly fine in this case.

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I had to decide whether to link to his feed or a specific tweet. When people started complaining, he started going after them.

Also, I went with “controversial,” which I think is accurate.

Last edited 4 months ago by H.T. Ennis
JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

My feeling is to not disrespect one’s opponent UNLESS they somehow provoke you first.

For instance , if they pump their fist emphatically after a K then I would have no problem with flipping my bat after a HR against him.

Kinda like the Rodney “bow and arrow” situation in 2014. That was the perfect response by Albert and Mike when they made the comeback in the game…

Last edited 4 months ago by JackFrost
H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
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What is disrespecting the opponent though? If you turn to your dugout after a HR and pump them up, not looking at the opponent at all, is that disrespect?

It’s such in broad strokes that there’s no point in my opinion regulating this type of thing

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I think every situation is different. I don’t believe in hard and fast rules. As far as disrespecting the opponent, it is kinda like that definition of pornography that says “you know it when you see it.”

H.T. Ennis
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

sure, that’s fair

but just saying, when you don’t have specific rules, that’s when you allow the opportunity for subconscious biases to creep in

JackFrost
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Sure. There is certainly a lot of gray area here. That is why I don’t believe in legislating this stuff. MLB should stay out if it as far as I am concerned.

For example, the NBA can throw people out of a game for taunting and in the NFL players get flagged all the time for taunting…

Imagine if MLB tried to do that? I think it should remain as it has always been; let the players police the game themselves. They are the ones who really know what is going on, not some outsider whose job it is enforce stuff.

Batters being thrown at does need some oversight obviously, as it is a safety issue. Other than that, leave em alone.

Last edited 4 months ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Speaking as a former pitcher who gave up home runs, you can totally tell the difference. Some guys spontaneously celebrate, especially in a big situation. They get their bench excited too. Or they watch the home run for a little while cause hey, it’s a HR. Nothing wrong with that. There have been plenty of exuberant players in the past like Ozzie Smith, Ricky Henderson, Pedro Martinez, etc and it was fine.

You can kind of just see when their demeanor is different. When they are actively trying to pimp themselves instead of having a genuine response to the moment. A lot of the time you can tell because they eyeball you to see if you are catching their whole act.

I’m actually fine with that too. As long as the hitter’s fine with me pimping my skills by buzzing his tower. I don’t know if anyone around here has mentioned that one of the main reasons “respect” is smeared all over baseball is because you are dealing with a bunch of guys with rocks and bludgeons in their hands…. you really don’t need to have pushing the envelope of everyone’s tempers with regular piss taking become part of the game. You can type out all the dumbf*** hippie dippy “no one should get mad and everyone should let their ego blossom like a flower” crap all you want, but baseball isn’t going to be made any better by letting the game devolve into a Vogueing contest to see who pimps hardest. Players have always known this and that’s why there’s all the respect talk and sort of ritualized escalation of hostilities.

Mia
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Mia
4 months ago

Wow. Props to both. Against this Dodger lineup.

https://twitter.com/fabianardaya/status/1390898535013310464?s=21

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
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Twebur
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4 months ago

Look at the big brain on Perry!

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Move over Brad

Twebur
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4 months ago

Angels tonight- I will strike down upon thy with great vengeance and furious anger!

Eat It Doyers!

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Angels tonight – I want you to go in that bag and find my wallet.
Dodgers – Which one is it?
Angels – It’s the one that says bad mother fucker on it.

Twebur
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4 months ago

Maybe we can bring “The Wolf” as a consultant…. help Perry solve some problems.

Who knows, Perry might have called Winston Wolf yesterday…..
has anyone seen Albert?

Twebur
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4 months ago

Gut feeling Rojas might be ready to make a contribution. Finally might have some reliable depth. Something about him.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Still no HR’s We need to cut him

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I was seeing this 3 spring Trainings ago. Then we got Rendon.

tommyshalo
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Rojas was running out of time and did something to extend it today.
With Jay and Gosselin hanging around, we do need him to catch up.
Congrats to his first RBI.Hope something starts clicking.

Bl0chead
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I hope he gets a longer leash the further out we fall out of playoff contention. Same thing with guys like Ward who’ve been around for a bit without real opportunity. Might as well see if we have something for the next roster churn

red floyd
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4 months ago

LIGHT UP THE HALO!
Just another Halos Victory

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red floyd
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4 months ago

If recent history is any guide, we’ll get shut out tomorrow.

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WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

We used up all our runs today

Last edited 4 months ago by WallyChuckChili
red floyd
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4 months ago

Dammit, I wish I wasn’t right….