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1  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Javier Baez 2014 ROY-MVP-World Series MVP Thread on: Today at 04:31:09 PM
If he'd connected on that 3-1 swing I think the ball might have literally broke through a scoreboard. Really liked his AB against Chapman. Outcome wasn't what he hoped but the approach was great.
2  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Twatheads Twittering on: September 01, 2015, 04:05:08 PM
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Quote from: Jake Arrieta
This is the show. We have certain expectations here. That's why you don't play.

Damn.  Spending that no-hitter capital already.
3  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: September 01, 2015, 03:20:26 PM
... I think Vin Scully has lost a step, and he should probably knock it on the head and leave us all wanting more.

I know it's poor form to drag out discussions in a confession thread, but I'll only say that no shit he's lost a step; I hardly think anyone would contest that.

However, he still calls a helluva game.  He was on TV Saturday and called out Coghlan's horrible route on the ball that sailed over his head.  Also, the previous night, when Matt Szczur doubled off of Kershaw, he immediately called, "Render unto Szczur a stand-up double."  Corny, sure, but the fact that he was all over it on the spot was impressive.  Yes he's old as fuck and has slowed down but he's hardly the bumbling, confused, brain-dead pile of goo that Harry Caray was at the end.

I still thought it was a highly enjoyable listen.  He should get to do it as long as he wants; it's not like he's Hawk up there spouting racist and stupid shit.
4  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: September 01, 2015, 02:03:30 PM
Although it does kind of suck to be deprived of a full Vin Scully (and even Len Kasper for that matter) call of Jake's no-no.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: September 01, 2015, 02:00:26 PM
By the way, I forget her name, but the woman who did the MLB broadcast Sunday night (the no-hitter) was absolutely outstanding.  I think that I heard that she was a professional softball player.

She was great on her own merits and especially great when compared to what ESPN normally trots out as "analysis."
6  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015: The Back To The Future Season on: September 01, 2015, 01:57:16 PM
I expected them to call up some catching help today, so it's a little odd they're sticking with Montero and Schwarber.  Must be waiting for Ross's return?
7  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015: The Back To The Future Season on: September 01, 2015, 07:36:40 AM
Javier Baez, Quintin Berry, Trevor Cahill (forgot they even signed him), and Tsuyoshi Wada up today.  And they'll need to clear two 40-man roster spots.
8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Twatheads Twittering on: August 31, 2015, 12:35:52 PM
Brett keeping Mike Ferrin and Matt Snyder in his site's Twitter sidebar (obnoxiously titled Interesting on The Twitters, because of course) continues to be a source of harmless amusement for me.  Every time I load up the site it's fun to see how far off topic they are, since both tweet about the Cubs approximately 0.1% of the time.

Here's what's at the top of the list right now, for example:

Quote from: @MikeFerrinSXM
Blue Angels flying over our Apartment & freaking out the dog!

Go Cubs!

You should get some actual hobbies.

Ok. Ok. So I guess "harmless amusement" must not mean what I thought it means, at least not when SKO and Eli haven't got to measure their dicks on the Internet in a while. You two are so cute together. Looks like I won my bet. Hell, now I'm surprised when I post something and one or both of you don't have something stupid to say about it. Is that what you mean by get a hobby? Like, me and Pex should challenge each other to see who comes up with the most dumbass, slapdick response to all of your posts?  (SKO, congrats buddy, you won this round.) I think I'll pass, and go back to finding something harmlessly amusing that I couldn't have been more clear about finding "harmlessly amusing." And the next time I time-to-post, I'm sure you'll find something in it or make something up to burn up your keyboards about. Christ. You're way past self-parody at this point. You can see that, right? You have to. And I'm guessing you want to post the Butthurt gif, so get on with it already. This will be the last I say on this subject, so enjoy.

Is this a bit? Are you doing a bit?

I don't even know anymore
9  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Twatheads Twittering on: August 31, 2015, 12:29:56 PM
Brett keeping Mike Ferrin and Matt Snyder in his site's Twitter sidebar (obnoxiously titled Interesting on The Twitters, because of course) continues to be a source of harmless amusement for me.  Every time I load up the site it's fun to see how far off topic they are, since both tweet about the Cubs approximately 0.1% of the time.

Here's what's at the top of the list right now, for example:

Quote from: @MikeFerrinSXM
Blue Angels flying over our Apartment & freaking out the dog!

Go Cubs!

You should get some actual hobbies.

Ok. Ok. So I guess "harmless amusement" must not mean what I thought it means, at least not when SKO and Eli haven't got to measure their dicks on the Internet in a while. You two are so cute together. Looks like I won my bet. Hell, now I'm surprised when I post something and one or both of you don't have something stupid to say about it. Is that what you mean by get a hobby? Like, me and Pex should challenge each other to see who comes up with the most dumbass, slapdick response to all of your posts?  (SKO, congrats buddy, you won this round.) I think I'll pass, and go back to finding something harmlessly amusing that I couldn't have been more clear about finding "harmlessly amusing." And the next time I time-to-post, I'm sure you'll find something in it or make something up to burn up your keyboards about. Christ. You're way past self-parody at this point. You can see that, right? You have to. And I'm guessing you want to post the Butthurt gif, so get on with it already. This will be the last I say on this subject, so enjoy.
10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jake Arrieta Premature Ejaculation Thread on: August 30, 2015, 11:27:43 PM

There's a Cubs columnist gig waiting for Jeff at the Sun-Times as soon as he retires.
11  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jake Arrieta Premature Ejaculation Thread on: August 30, 2015, 10:12:35 PM
Time for a sideswipe:

I dont think this team improves by trading Scott Feldman." -- Jeff Samardzija
12  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jake Arrieta Premature Ejaculation Thread on: August 30, 2015, 10:09:43 PM
This freaking guy.
13  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Kris Bryant Firehose of Splooge Thread on: August 30, 2015, 08:06:00 PM
BOOM
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Twatheads Twittering on: August 30, 2015, 05:42:41 PM
Brett keeping Mike Ferrin and Matt Snyder in his site's Twitter sidebar (obnoxiously titled Interesting on The Twitters, because of course) continues to be a source of harmless amusement for me.  Every time I load up the site it's fun to see how far off topic they are, since both tweet about the Cubs approximately 0.1% of the time.

Here's what's at the top of the list right now, for example:

Quote from: @MikeFerrinSXM
Blue Angels flying over our Apartment & freaking out the dog!

Go Cubs!
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jon Lester Jacking It Lefty Splooge Thread on: August 30, 2015, 02:58:44 PM
His inability to field his position and hold runners is going to make him worthless in close playoff games. The Dodgers have all 4 runs because this guy can't play his position.

The guy that's allowed 1 fucking run in 21 IP in two world series? This the fucking guy you're talking about you fucking chode?

Two things:

1. Other than the amazing WS against the Cardinals (and there's no reason to believe he'll replicate those numbers, in large part because of the second point), his postseason numbers have been anywhere from solid to pretty bad.  Last year's wild card game is concerning.

2. There's no reason to think he'll replicate his good postseason numbers, because until last year's WC game, base stealers were 1-1 against him in all of his prior postseason appearances.  If you think teams (especially his most likely NLDS opponent, the Cardinals) aren't going to take 25 foot leads and take one--and in many cases two--bases from him, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.  This problem gets even worse, because Montero is pretty terrible defensively, which means Ross becomes necessary behind the plate in two playoff games.

Unless the Cardinals only baserunners against Lester are Molina and their pitcher, they will probably set a record for stolen bases in a playoff game against Lester.  He's already allowed 39 steals (to 8 CS) and in only 9 of his 26 starts have opponents not stolen a base.  In almost as many starts (8), he's allowed 3 or more steals.

The writing is on the wall.  But if two abnormally good games against the Cardinals, before teams figured out they could run at will on him, will work as a sippy cup full of warm milk for you, then keep on drinking.

Well, the Desipio race to the bottom just got more interesting.
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