Author Topic: Around Baseball  (Read 387656 times)

method

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4314
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20535 on: March 16, 2023, 12:46:21 pm »
Diaz to have patellar tendon surgery, will miss the entire season.
Dislike Dislike x 2 View List

CurtOne

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25712
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20536 on: March 16, 2023, 12:47:18 pm »
Diaz to have patellar tendon surgery, will miss the entire season.
br, I'm sorry. 

JR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13237
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20537 on: March 16, 2023, 12:49:35 pm »
Diaz to have patellar tendon surgery, will miss the entire season.

That sucks.

method

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4314
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20538 on: March 16, 2023, 01:02:35 pm »
Cohen isnt ever going to let anyone on his team go to the WBC again.

JR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13237
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20539 on: March 16, 2023, 02:03:21 pm »
What really stinks about it is the WBC could actually be a really great event at some point.  I was watching a tiny bit of the Japan-Italy game this morning, and the Japanese fans sold their stadium out and were really enthusiastic about it.  For it to ever really be great, though, it needs to be held in season and not be treated here as glorified spring training.  An injury like Diaz in spring training is just the kind of thing that will keep it from ever happening and might even actually kill it off.  It's literally the biggest nightmare scenario teams have when they send their players off for it.  It especially stinks when it happens in an event most of us consider a glorified exhibition instead of a major international event.

Deeg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15699
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20540 on: March 16, 2023, 06:32:13 pm »
What really stinks about it is the WBC could actually be a really great event at some point.  I was watching a tiny bit of the Japan-Italy game this morning, and the Japanese fans sold their stadium out and were really enthusiastic about it.  For it to ever really be great, though, it needs to be held in season and not be treated here as glorified spring training.  An injury like Diaz in spring training is just the kind of thing that will keep it from ever happening and might even actually kill it off.  It's literally the biggest nightmare scenario teams have when they send their players off for it.  It especially stinks when it happens in an event most of us consider a glorified exhibition instead of a major international event.

It already is a great event internationally.  The Japan-Korea game drew a bigger TV audience than any MLB game in history.  The Diaz injury was just stupid, a fluke.  But if guys are going to play baseball games some of them might get hurt.  Soccer players get injured playing in the WC and Olympics.  Hockey and Basketball players get injured in the Olympics.  It happens, but they still go.
Like Like x 1 Agree Agree x 1 View List

Tuffy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3023
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20541 on: March 16, 2023, 07:59:01 pm »
I used to hate the WBC because of how much hatred it stirred up between nations.  Anyone remember Korea planting a flag on the pitcher's mound ater defeating Japan?  Supposedly Ichiro went on an anti-Korean tirade in the clubhouse after that.  All because the rosters are set based on nationality and not on where they're playing right now.

The Caribbean nations seem to be having so much fun with it, though, that I always get excited seeing them play.  And I love seeing smaller countries like the Czech Republic make progress.

Incidentally, our guy Miles Mastrobuoni came within a few feet of hitting Italy's first-ever WBC homer, but it was caught at the track by Yoshida.  Would have been a great moment for him.

DUSTY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 804
  • Location: Sevierville,TN
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20542 on: March 17, 2023, 09:08:10 pm »
Javier Assadís day is done after 4 strikeouts, 1 hit and 1 walk over 2.2 innings of relief.

A stellar tourney for the young #Cubs pitcher who kept both the USA and Puerto Rico at bay.

brjones

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25419
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20543 on: March 18, 2023, 09:47:26 pm »
Diaz to have patellar tendon surgery, will miss the entire season.

And now Altuve probably has a broken thumb. My fantasy team is having a bad WBC.

DUSTY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 804
  • Location: Sevierville,TN
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20544 on: March 19, 2023, 09:03:17 am »
Houston #Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is expected to miss 8-10 weeks with his broken right thumb.

Reb

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3854
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20545 on: March 20, 2023, 02:30:17 pm »
Houston #Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is expected to miss 8-10 weeks with his broken right thumb.

AZ Phil suggests that the Altuve injury opens up an opportunity to trade Madrigal to Houston.

method

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4314
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20546 on: March 20, 2023, 02:40:38 pm »
Cub fans and reporters continue to be the only people that think Madrigal has value. Houston had better internal options then Madrigal.

JR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13237
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20547 on: March 20, 2023, 09:45:34 pm »
Wow, what a comeback for Japan in the 9th.
Agree Agree x 1 View List

DUSTY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 804
  • Location: Sevierville,TN
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20548 on: March 20, 2023, 10:03:38 pm »
I truly havent watched an inning of the WBC and wont but the US team is a lock tomorrow with Darvish starting for Japan.
Funny Funny x 1 Dumb Dumb x 1 View List

Tuffy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3023
Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20549 on: March 20, 2023, 10:09:34 pm »
Just watched the Mexico-Japan game.  Absolutely crazy.

I want the US to win the final, but if Japan beats us tomorrow, I hope Darvish is the winning pitcher.
Agree Agree x 1 View List