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#61 Stotle

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

Harper
ISO-OB: 83-pts
ISO-P: 246-pts
BABIP: .339

Trout
ISO-OB: 61-pts
ISO-P: 207-pts
BABIP: .405

Both are great young players. Harper is the better pure talent. Time will tell who grows into the better MLB career.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:23 AM

Harper talking to Toronto media:

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Toronto radio asks Harper if he's going out for a beer. PR guy cut if off. Harper adds, “I’m not answering that. Thats a clown question bro”

Keep in mind that Harper is old enough to drink legally in Ontario (age is 19).

Keep in mind that Harper is also Mormon. I'm a bit surprised he didn't just say "no" because of that.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:48 AM

Ball Hogs Radio: Nats MVP so far?
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:38 AM

Anyone else notice all the fans that were leaving the game early yesterday, around the 12th inning? I could only tell on MASN by the empty seats. On YES(which I only saw through SportsCenter highlights), they had a shot of Half Streets with fans headed toward Metro or their cars. Pretty pathetic if you ask me, given it was a day game, weather wasn't that bad(just wait until August), they are in first place, and they are playing the Yankees, who only play there once every 3-6 years. Not to mention, Yankee games were the most expensive of the year, they specially priced them at "marquee" for this series only.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

Anyone else notice all the fans that were leaving the game early yesterday, around the 12th inning? I could only tell on MASN by the empty seats. On YES(which I only saw through SportsCenter highlights), they had a shot of Half Streets with fans headed toward Metro or their cars. Pretty pathetic if you ask me, given it was a day game, weather wasn't that bad(just wait until August), they are in first place, and they are playing the Yankees, who only play there once every 3-6 years. Not to mention, Yankee games were the most expensive of the year, they specially priced them at "marquee" for this series only.

I don't see the big deal. It's not like they were leaving in inning 7.

People budget an amount of time that they expect to spend at a baseball game. How long time-wise had the game gone on to that point? What inning is it acceptable to leave at? 14? 17? Do they have to stay there until the very end to retain their fan cards in your book? How many families were there with antsy kids? People with things to do that the time was pushing into? Not everyone is going to enjoy another hour or two or more of "free baseball" at the stadium.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

I don't see the big deal. It's not like they were leaving in inning 7.

People budget an amount of time that they expect to spend at a baseball game. How long time-wise had the game gone on to that point? What inning is it acceptable to leave at? 14? 17? Do they have to stay there until the very end to retain their fan cards in your book? How many families were there with antsy kids? People with things to do that the time was pushing into? Not everyone is going to enjoy another hour or two or more of "free baseball" at the stadium.

Yes, there are exceptions like everything else, maybe some people had to be somewhere at 5. The game began at 1 PM though, not at 7. I just don't think it reflects well on the fanbase when you are leaving the most compelling, anticipated series of the year early. If the Nats were in last place and they were playing the Padres it would be one thing. I've noticed Nats fans have been priding themselves recently on how "good" their fanbase is, how it isn't the opposing team "taking over" the stadium. I have to think Yankees fans were staying while Nats were leaving. So yes, it reflects poorly on their fanbase because of everything I just mentioned.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

Extra innings isn't a good thing for everyone, especially when most of the fanbase are casual and bandwagon fans. Be happy that they bought tix and ignore the rest.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

Harper talking to Toronto media:

Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP
Toronto radio asks Harper if he's going out for a beer. PR guy cut if off. Harper adds, “I’m not answering that. Thats a clown question bro”

Keep in mind that Harper is old enough to drink legally in Ontario (age is 19).



Harry Reid Shuts Down Reporter: *

“I don’t want to answer that question. That’s a clown question bro,” Mr. Reid said eliciting laughs.


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* this post is not intended to be political comentary
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:30 PM

Please place all these posts in the thread called "Harper."

;) obviously

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

Please place all these posts in the thread called "Harper."

;) obviously


:lol: :lol:

At least it's not "Baseball Player".
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:33 AM

Beyond the Boxscore: A graphic look at Trout vs. Harper
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:17 AM

I love this kid.

http://mlb.mlb.com/n... ... b&c_id=mlb
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

Good for him.

Jones is a HOFer and in his last year, should be sent to the game.

Hopefully the fans see this.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

I'd assume Chipper wins this for fun anyway, but this is good to see.

Harper is third right now behind Jones and Freese.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

While I'm going to consider voting for Chipper (between him, Harper and Bourn, it is a tough call this year--I'm leaning towards Bourn), I saw an interesting point today, I think by Rob Neyer. He said that Chipper Jones already had his "final season sympathy vote" LAST year, when he wasn't hitting well but made the team because everyone thought it would be his last time.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

Point, consider yourself mooted:

Chipper Jones replaces Matt Kemp on NL All-Star team

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been named by 2012 National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa to replace Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the N.L.’s active roster for the 83rd All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.
Stanton, a first-time All-Star, will be inactive for the All-Star Game due to a right knee injury.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:18 AM

I got no problem with this, it's a fan's game, fans want to see him. We're there more deserving players sure, but I'm more interested if he's playing.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

Washington Post: Johnson won't fiddle with Strasburg
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

Beyond The Boxscore: Strasburg is having an even better season than you think
http://www.beyondthe...-than-you-think




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