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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by CurtOne on Today at 05:58:32 pm »
Soooo, he wasn't running hard enough when he shouldn't have been running at all.   Sheesh
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by Bennett on Today at 05:46:52 pm »
Somebody (Boog?) thought Ross may have been upset will Javy also not running 100% on his way around second.   Has there been any discussion of that today?


It was the Cleveland PBP guy who thought Javy might not have been running hard enough.
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by Ron on Today at 05:38:44 pm »



From Mooney article in Athletic.  I didn't hear the actual interview, so hopefully he's pulling out comments out of context. 


"He saw one thing, I saw another thing."  Not sure I get what's to see? 

Mooney's article didn't include any quotes from Baez acknowledging/apologizing/regretting that he did a bad thing.  No repentance expressed. 


I assume from a player's perspective, you obviously made a mistake, everybody watching saw it and knew it.  It's obvious I wasn't paying attention and I did something dumb, do I need to say something so obvious? 

Baez did say the following: 

I cant go against him, Bez said. I blame it on myself. I lost count of the outs. We talked about it. Were on the same page. Ill be there tomorrow to help the team.
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: BBFL 2021
« Last post by CurtOne on Today at 05:33:10 pm »
I still need this one done.  Thanks!
You haven't paid me for the last move.
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by craig on Today at 05:08:42 pm »
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Bez didnt necessarily agree with Ross assessment that hes been distracted: Im perfectly fine. Bez said he was surprised by the decision, but ultimately respects the managers authority.  He saw one thing, I saw another thing, Bez said.



From Mooney article in Athletic.  I didn't hear the actual interview, so hopefully he's pulling out comments out of context. 


"He saw one thing, I saw another thing."  Not sure I get what's to see? 

Mooney's article didn't include any quotes from Baez acknowledging/apologizing/regretting that he did a bad thing.  No repentance expressed. 


I assume from a player's perspective, you obviously made a mistake, everybody watching saw it and knew it.  It's obvious I wasn't paying attention and I did something dumb, do I need to say something so obvious? 
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: BBFL 2021
« Last post by JR on Today at 05:06:08 pm »
The Brats place Carson Kelly on the IL and sign Elias Diaz to replace.

I still need this one done.  Thanks!
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by CurtOne on Today at 04:33:28 pm »
"For me, I think I have some selective memory, too.  If a guy gets picked off or thrown out on the bases but they score 5 runs and win anyway, I'm not sure I remember those baserunning outs that much, I remember the run-scoring plays instead.  But when getting shut out, I tend to remember the pickoffs and failed run-and-hits.  "   

I agree, Craig.  And I think the players, humans, also find those failures more vividly.  Baez baserunning error last night had nothing to do with the loss, but try convincing him of that.
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by dogstoothe on Today at 04:26:16 pm »
Lets Get Some Runs!
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by craig on Today at 04:04:45 pm »
I think our definitions of swagger is different, Craig.   To me, it's not necessarily "cocky."  It's attacking with confidence, not just sitting back waiting for the long ball.  The announcers have been pounding about that this year, which I've been glad to hear.  Hit the ball somewhere, maybe something good will happen.  For a short time, and, yes, you're correct, it's the ups and downs of hitting, the Cubs had my definition of swagger...now they don't.
I guess I'm suggesting nothing has necessarily changed in terms of mindset or approach.  Baez was swinging for the fences when they were hot, he's swinging for the fences when they were cold.  No  change.  Bryant had good AB's hot, he's giving the same types of AB's when he's cold, he's just not hitting the ball as well.  Sogard is giving the same competitive situational AB's now as when they were hot. 

Certainly when you have lots of baserunners and guys in scoring position, especially with <2 outs, there's more opportunity for small ball and situational execution. 

I'm thinking the intentions haven't really changed, it's just the results.  When hot, weak contact goes for bloop doubles, and ground balls find holes.  When cold, grounders are DP's.  When you're hot, aggressive baserunning sometimes works and looks aggressive and exciting, and maybe the Mets make a crummy throw and Marisnick scores and we love those aggressive make-things-happen Cubs.  When cold, the opponent executes and he's out; Ross's run-and-hits become DP's. 

For me, I think I have some selective memory, too.  If a guy gets picked off or thrown out on the bases but they score 5 runs and win anyway, I'm not sure I remember those baserunning outs that much, I remember the run-scoring plays instead.  But when getting shut out, I tend to remember the pickoffs and failed run-and-hits. 
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Bleacher Bums Forum / Re: Today's Game - 2021
« Last post by CurtOne on Today at 03:44:43 pm »
You know a number of us have expressed concerns about the trading of Baez, Bryant, or Rizzo, but I think the first guy to go will be Happ.  Just struggling.
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