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Old 10-12-2015, 01:55 PM   #281
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Apparently others agree with you: "To measure an umpire’s accuracy, I built a model of the strike zone that takes into account not only the physical coordinates of the pitch, but also the count and the framing ability of the catcher, factors that are important determinants of the zone’s dimensions. ""
Playoff Umps Are Screwing Up A Tenth Of Balls And Strikes | FiveThirtyEight
Thanks for the link. For that game, a model wasn't even needed to know the ump was way off. Can't blame Lackey. He was just taking what the ump was giving and giving and giving some more .
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My prediction for tonight's Mets vs Dodgers game is that Chase Utley will get beaned and the benches will empty.
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My prediction for tonight's Mets vs Dodgers game is that Chase Utley will get beaned and the benches will empty.
I doubt it. Unless maybe its a blowout and they have a relief pitcher they dont mind getting thrown out and possibly suspended. But it would be fun to watch.
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I doubt it. Unless maybe its a blowout and they have a relief pitcher they dont mind getting thrown out and possibly suspended. But it would be fun to watch.
Was there a warning given before the game? If so, I'm going with your blowout or expendable relief pitcher thought. Plus, there's always time if the series gets out of hand.
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Stros should close out KC in a few hours
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Wow. Just wow.
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As I said earlier, I have been disappointed by the Astro's many times before. And by the bottom of the 6th inning in today's game, I thought for sure they were going to finally come thru with their four run lead.

Not sure I have ever seen so many players hit by wild pitches and/or foul balls or get hurt by someone sliding into bases in one game. Heck, they even hit/hurt a fan with one of their foul balls.

Well one more chance. Maybe in KC.
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I guess the Rangers wanted to make the Astro's feel better so they lost too. Not a good day for the Texas teams.
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I guess the Rangers wanted to make the Astro's feel better so they lost too. Not a good day for the Texas teams.
At least the Cowboys have a bye this weekend, so we do not need to be subjected to that type of suck for a while.
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Thanks for the link. For that game, a model wasn't even needed to know the ump was way off. Can't blame Lackey. He was just taking what the ump was giving and giving and giving some more .
I am near ready to go to using the electronic box for balls and strikes. Thought I would never say that but the strike zone is all over the place. The old thing that if they call it the same for both sides is BS. They are way to inconsistent in my view.
I know the purists will hate this.
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The way these series are going, if I believed in conspiracy theories, I'd wonder if the TV networks and teams are pushing for the maximum number of games for the extra "revenues". They must be making millions just on the Viagra commercials. (There's a good joke to be made with that and baseball bats, but I'll let it go.)
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At least the Cowboys have a bye this weekend, so we do not need to be subjected to that type of suck for a while.
Well I should have known this was going to happen since the Texans lost Thursday night too.
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You'll lose the blues in Chicago!

(for tonight, anyway...)
The ball was flying out there tonight big time.

Anybody's series to win. I think the series is just starting .

I did get the Sling TV troubles as the picture went out several times. But I did get most of the game including the end. Can't complain though as I'm still on the free trial period.
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If they could clone Arrieta two or three times, I'd actually believe the Cubbies could do it.
Well, they did it today with only 6 innings from Arrieta, so we will see.

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All the Cubs rookie starters homered except Russell. He only tripled off the wall. #warningtrackpower
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Yes, it looks real bad for Toronto.
Doesn't look quite as bad today.😊
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Tonight the Cubs have to face Lackey again. Hopefully his strike zone is in the digital box this time or at least near it.

Hammel has struggled in the early innings, he needs to correct that tonight.................
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Tonight the Cubs have to face Lackey again. Hopefully his strike zone is in the digital box this time or at least near it.

Hamel has struggled in the early innings, he needs to correct that tonight.................
I expect Hammel having a very short leash. I suppose Maddon is saving Lester just in case they go back to St. Louis.
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