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Let's Go ASTROS!!!
Whistlebritches Offline
#51 Posted:
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Game 4 was one of the best displays of pitching I've seen in a long time.If the series goes to game 7 Cristian Javier could and probably will start but I'm still calling for Astros in 6.I'll update this prognostication after game 5 ....................and 6 if necessary. LOL
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#52 Posted:
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Jgkamin
Please explain post #50?
Is their a speaker in his glove...
And a spy with binoculars reading the signals?

In the third game ? They said the Phillies at bat had info on what pitches were actually coming? And that this has been going on since the beginning of the sport?

I don't get either statement , yours or what I heard on TV..
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#53 Posted:
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Whistle..I agree ..that Astros pitcher last night was freakin' amazing!!! Like a robot...perfect
8trackdisco Offline
#54 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Jgkamin
Please explain post #50?
Is their a speaker in his glove...
And a spy with binoculars reading the signals?

In the third game ? They said the Phillies at bat had info on what pitches were actually coming? And that this has been going on since the beginning of the sport?

I don't get either statement , yours or what I heard on TV..


Pitchers sometimes ‘tip’ their pitches. They don’t mean to. An example would be the pitcher holds his glove higher on his body when he’s going to throw a fastball, where every other pitch, his glove is at his waste. Scouts pick up on that stuff.
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Jgkamin
Please explain post #50?
Is their a speaker in his glove...
And a spy with binoculars reading the signals?

In the third game ? They said the Phillies at bat had info on what pitches were actually coming? And that this has been going on since the beginning of the sport?

I don't get either statement , yours or what I heard on TV..


When they looked into his eyes and saw the pitcher's soul, the game was broke. I mean, short-term broke. And ah, the price of winning goes up and the scoreboard changed,"...something like that.

Everyone always forgets about looking into eyes.
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#56 Posted:
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https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/What-is-PitchCom-how-works-baseball-signs-catcher-17058491.php
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
When they looked into his eyes and saw the pitcher's soul, the game was broke. I mean, short-term broke. And ah, the price of winning goes up and the scoreboard changed,"...something like that.

Everyone always forgets about looking into eyes.


The rule of thumb is to watch that ball and follow the ball to the Bat!!! "Eye on the ball, Ball to the Bat" I was taught this in little league and went on to coach it when my son played ball...
that was some fine pitching last night and although I cannot stand the Astro's I do like some players.. they took that spark out of the batters last night and they lost that simple rule of thumb, I asked the wife to watch these batters as they fell one by one and tell me what they are doing wrong? (it kept her quiet for the most part) but later she says... well they're not watching the pitch come... I said Exactly!!! prior to the ball coming they lift their head and turn their eyes to where they're wanting the ball to travel off the bat, not the ball to the bat.... she says well honey, it's bat to the ball... I said No, ball to the bat is the follow through!!! Herfing

good game anyways!!!
Mr. Jones Online
#58 Posted:
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That's what I told the FBI-SSG FIELD CHief AND HIS CAPTAINS BACK in 2013 when they trained a whole new class of recruits on my sorry ass ....

"Hey dumb f*ck...(Gary) tell your new recriuts to GET OFF THEIR FUC*ing phones and use their E.Y.E.S....LOOK AROUND THEIR SURROUNDINGS...

NOT
AT
THEIR PHONES ...

the only thing I could figure out ? That maybe? Just maybe?
I was being filmed by someone? And everything I was doing was on their phones?

Otherwise it made zero sense to me...

Always watch the eyes...mostly with peripheral vision or mirrors or chrome or shadows...etc... Not a phone screen ..
Is how I learned tradecraft back in the 1970's
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RiverRatRuss wrote:
The rule of thumb is to watch that ball and follow the ball to the Bat!!! "Eye on the ball, Ball to the Bat" I was taught this in little league and went on to coach it when my son played ball... Herfing

good game anyways!!!



I can see you never played above that level.LOL
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#60 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Jgkamin
Please explain post #50?
Is their a speaker in his glove...
And a spy with binoculars reading the signals?

In the third game ? They said the Phillies at bat had info on what pitches were actually coming? And that this has been going on since the beginning of the sport?

I don't get either statement , yours or what I heard on TV..

Sorry, I misspoke, not a speaker in his glove, it’s in his hat but they use the glove to trap the sound in and make it easier to hear. Instead of flashing signals the catcher wears a wristband and presses a button that then broadcasts the pitch to those in the field. The pitcher obviously has a speaker, but also some fielders because they use the pitch calls to know where to position themselves. Was watching a game earlier this season when Lindor was mic’d up and talking to the broadcast booth, and also showed off this cool feature for them and us the viewers. Technology taking over. Soon the home plate umps will only be there to broadcast the call from their pitch tracker and make other judgment calls.

As for the Phil’s knowing the pitchers, I would guess the pitcher was “tipping his pitches” and not exactly cheating. Garbages dans, buzzers, and people relaying the pitches is a different story, and what the Astros have done in the past. These guys watch every little minor detail of a pitchers delivery to see what differentiates say a fastball from a curveball etc. If you know a pitcher does a certain thing when he throws a certain pitch it makes it a lot less difficult to hit a ball. Trying to figure out a 95mph pitch, it’s location and timing it can be extremely difficult, so any little help is welcomed.
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#61 Posted:
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Thanks for the info!!!

That seems like cheating?

But who am I to say??
Mr. Jones Online
#62 Posted:
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Top of the 4th

Phil's 1

Astros 2

Some dyed blond mullet idiot philly pitcher was finally relieved...thank God a way better pitcher was put in by the PHIL'S manager...
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#63 Posted:
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Bubba Gump NERIS is pitching for the Astros...

I think THEIR gonna yank Eeeeemmmmm' After this commercial
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Noah isn’t a bad pitcher.
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Bad hair 🤡🤦🃏
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Noah isn’t a bad pitcher.



Freak.. Mellow
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#67 Posted:
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Best game yet...

A real battle...

Freakin' Philly's had several guys on base chances but they always had 2 outs when the Astros would get a guy on first with zero outs several times ..

The Astros are a tough competitor...

Astros win 3 to 2 ( Phil's)

And a 3 ASTRO'S / 2 Phil's...series
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Best game yet...

A real battle...

Freakin' Philly's had several guys on base chances but they always had 2 outs when the Astros would get a guy on first with zero outs several times ..

The Astros are a tough competitor...

Astros win 3 to 2 ( Phil's)

And a 3 ASTRO'S / 2 Phil's...series


Remember the call........Astros in 6
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I can see you never played above that level.LOL


I'm beginning to think you're an ****? Its a Fuggin Game Dude!!! we bust balls... but if your really wanna push it.. I'll give you my number and address? I'll fuggin meet you in the middle... thing is, we'll drink beer, shake hands and then decide if we hate each other?

I Judge a man by whats his worth!!! I have no issue with you and if a gotdamn ballgame pulls your chain.... it'll probably be a short beer... PM Me! Herfing
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Bad hair 🤡🤦🃏

That’s the style for pitchers these days, hideous skater dude hairdos while fielders grow out the caveman beards.
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#71 Posted:
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If that PERFECT NO HITTER ROBOT PITCHER FROM
GAME 4 ON THE ASTROS STARTS GAME 6 IN HOUSTON....

WELLLLL....

IT WILL BE...SERIES OVER

ASTROS WILL WIN IT..

MY PREDICTION.
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As a former college baseball player - it was nice to see Justin Verlander finally notch a World Series win. It was a long time coming and he deserved it.

This has been an entertaining series to watch. John Smoltz adds a lot to the broadcast with his experience. Glad Joe Buck Jr. is nowhere to be found.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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+1...The Rays sure do miss him

PS: #FJB


See what I did there?
HockeyDad Offline
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Go Astros!
DrMaddVibe Offline
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HockeyDad wrote:
Go Astros!



You f'n "Homer"
HockeyDad Offline
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We getting ready for the victory parade!
DrMaddVibe Offline
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With Nolan Ryan jerseys no less.

fog
Whistlebritches Offline
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RiverRatRuss wrote:
I'm beginning to think you're an ****? Its a Fuggin Game Dude!!! we bust balls... but if your really wanna push it.. I'll give you my number and address? I'll fuggin meet you in the middle... thing is, we'll drink beer, shake hands and then decide if we hate each other?

I Judge a man by whats his worth!!! I have no issue with you and if a gotdamn ballgame pulls your chain.... it'll probably be a short beer... PM Me! Herfing



LOL LOL Dude I literally posted that 4 hours out of surgery.

I have no recollection sir............but it was **** ing funny.

Libation of choice and smoke anytime Brother
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Whistlebritches wrote:
LOL LOL Dude I literally posted that 4 hours out of surgery.

I have no recollection sir............but it was **** ing funny.

Libation of choice and smoke anytime Brother


Its all Good Bro... I'd been realling all day about possibly heading back into a Carpenters Job after being screwed over so many years ago... add Beers and then not realizing you'd gone into surgery (I seen that post the next day... LOL)

Hope your feeling better after surgery and all... Herfing
Mr. Jones Online
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Phil's 1
Astros 0

I think?

6 the inning
Mr. Jones Online
#81 Posted:
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Watching on my phone...

Never tried that before...

My phone is one minute faster than my Comcast cable feed...why is that?
60 seconds is a lot...
HockeyDad Offline
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BOOM!
Mr. Jones Online
#83 Posted:
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That freakin' Phil's left outfielder Carl schwarber
IS "THROWING THE GAME" TONIGHT TO THE ASTROS...
BUTTER FINGERS ...LOOKS INTENTIONAL TO ME

IT'S ALL OVER AND THE FAT LADY IS STARTING TO WARBLE...AND SOON TO BE SINGING...
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Beer
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#85 Posted:
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Congrats Astros fans.
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Congrats Kipp!

It’s not about the Phillies losing. It is about the Yankee Killers winning.

Condolences to Ram and the Phillies fan. You still have the Eagles flying.
Whistlebritches Offline
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Astros in 6 Think
8trackdisco Offline
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Astros in 6 Think


You got it right.
Whistlebritches Offline
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Bets paid off accordingly........... Risk $325 cleared $780.

Basiball been berry berry goooood to me
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Congrats to the Astro's, Dusty Baker and the Fans!!!

Come on Collage Basketball... Herfing
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Mr. Jones wrote:
That freakin' Phil's left outfielder Carl schwarber
IS "THROWING THE GAME" TONIGHT TO THE ASTROS...
BUTTER FINGERS ...LOOKS INTENTIONAL TO ME

IT'S ALL OVER AND THE FAT LADY IS STARTING TO WARBLE...AND SOON TO BE SINGING...


he's hell on Offense when he's on his mark!! But still struggles on defense... as a Cub fan I used to cringe when they hit the ball to him in a Clutch game such as last nights... he's got a hell of an arm as well, but has to stay on top of the ball to use it!!! Brick wall
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