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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 7:34 AM

Re: batting .300!!!

Speaking of .300 seasons, is Ben Revere (currently at .310) having the worst offensive .300+ season in modern history?

Look at the lines: .310/.328/.364. That's an OBP only 18 points higher than the batting average (only 11 walks in over [more]

Fri Aug 29

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 7:28 AM

Re: Why...oh why... Tazawa?

>> RV can be overdramatic, but Tazawa does have 5 blown saves and has allowed 40% of inherited runners to score. <<

That doesn't make him an "idiot", though. And if anything the rant should be aimed more at the [more]

Mon Aug 25

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 9:01 PM

Re: Sam Bradford, torn ACL...

>> The worst luck possible. The last QB who I saw get snake-bitten more that Bradford was Rex Grossman. <<

In terms of "what might have been but for injury" in the QB department, my gold standard is Bert Jones. [more]

Sat Aug 16

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 7:41 AM

Re: Clubhouse Confidential trivia!!!

One is definitely Mike Piazza (I distinctly remembering him hitting .362 one year), but can't come up with #2. I assume this is only post-1900, as I think there were several catchers in the 1800s who did this.

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Fri Aug 15

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 8:13 AM

Re: Starting QB Salaries.

>> I mean I just can't buy the idea of Romo and Brady being at the bottom of the veteran QBs. <<

The salary cap leads to many "creative" ways to structure a contract. As a result many QBs receive their pay [more]

Mon Aug 11

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ziggy29 replied to the Folly in Texas board. 9:51 PM

Re: Texas DPS Begins Fingerprinting Every Driver

>> I understand that "driving is a right, not a privilege" <<

I meant it the other way around, of course. Fifteen years later, TMF *still* doesn't allow a brief window to fix typos...

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ziggy29 replied to the Folly in Texas board. 9:50 PM

Re: Texas DPS Begins Fingerprinting Every Driver

I understand that "driving is a right, not a privilege", but I really do think that state governments use that as a thinly veiled excuse to threaten you with withholding a license unless you do things for them that aren't even remotely [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 8:07 PM

Re: 3,431!!!

>> Derek Jeter passed Honus Wagner today with 3,431th hit putting him at:

...6th all-time in hits...
...#1..all-time in hits by a shortstop...
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IMO Jeter passed Wagner in "hits by a SS" years ago. [more]

Tue Jul 29

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:55 AM

Re: Next up for Jeter

>> The reason I brought up ineligible players was because of the Dodgers 10,000 win milestone. This guy supposedly was under contract with the Giants, but played for the Dodgers in 1899. The 18 victories that occurred while he was on the [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:40 AM

Re: National Hall of Fame Induction At Coopersto

>> But oddly enough he went back to the Cubs. <<

True. But by then he was far past his prime and he already had his WS ring.

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ziggy29 replied to the Mutual Funds board. 11:19 AM

Re: Vanguard customer service

>> We are considering investing in Vanguard index and ETF funds. A quick Google search of Vanguard customer service reviews generated a lot of bad reviews. <<

The service isn't rude or unprofessional, just that there [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 11:08 AM

Re: National Hall of Fame Induction At Coopersto

>> Who recalls Maddux saying on Sunday that the reason he left Chicago for Atlanta was because he wanted to win a World Championship, which was the attitude of many players who wanted to be traded to or sign free agency deals with the [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 10:10 AM

Re: Next up for Jeter

>> He's passed Yaz. But I see that some folks have Honus Wagner at 3420 hits and others 3430. I even saw on Wiki that some even have him at 3418. Why the discrepancy? He didn't play in 1887 when walks were hits. Was there an ineligible [more]

Sun Jul 27

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 8:13 PM

Re: Poll: Hall of Fame Eligibility!!!

>> If you need more than 10 years to figure out if someone belongs in the HOF, then you don't deserve a ballot. <<

I'd argue the same is true for people who don't vote for a player who wins first ballot induction with [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 6:41 PM

Re: Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

>> Perhaps the lesson is that moneyball will help you win lots of games, but it won't win a championship. <<

Even if that is the case, I think if I were a fan of a bottom-5 payroll, year after year, I'd take putting a [more]

Fri Jul 25

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 2:31 PM

Re: Billy Bean vs. Babe Ruth

>> Seriously, I just don't get all the love. In 15 years, he has had 9 winning seasons, 5 losing seasons, and 1 500 season. <<

Think about how many teams with several times his payroll in Oakland would like to have that [more]

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 1:42 PM

Re: Bunting Against Shift!!!

>> speaking of "down the middle" ... what did you think of
Cards Adam Wainwright grooving the ball for Derek Jeter in the
All Star game???
<<

It was 2001 all over again, with Chan Ho Park and Cal [more]

Tue Jul 22

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 4:39 PM

Re: Double the Trivia - Double the fun

One of the HoFers to homer in his last at bat was Ted Williams. That's the pretty easy one.

One of the HoFers to homer in his first at bat is Hoyt Wilhelm -- his first and only career homer in his first MLB at bat, to go along with a .088 [more]

Sun Jul 20

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ziggy29 replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:53 PM

Re: Out Of His Mind

A two run lead in the 5th is an inappropriate time to bunt?

Frankly, I *never* have a problem with someone bunting to beat the shift. If the lead is so insurmountable that bunting is crass, then the lead is large enough that a defense [more]

Fri Jul 18

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ziggy29 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 6:15 PM

Re: San Francisco and the Summer of Love

>> Hey, it sort of works for both "New York" teams playing in another state... why not San Francisco and Oakland both playing in Santa Clara? It'll be interesting to see if this goes anywhere, especially if there's a way to [more]

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