Calus wrote:Cid, you really don't seem to be getting where I coming from with that one. 51 pop ups, 1 home run. not going to happen. Basically the Home-run cycle is the most realistic of the bunch. I find that sad.
When I see "___-pitch game," I thought you were talking about one pitcher.
If we're dreaming about the impossible, what about 53 strikeouts and a walkoff? Maybe we'd need to clone Bob Gibson circa 1967 and Pedro Martinez circa 1999 to do it, but it'd be pretty awesome.
Deacon wrote:Fixed: For those of us with
patience absolutely nothing better to do, however, there is baseball.
Like I said, if you're in a hurry there's always pitch football. Baseball games on average take about as long as NFL games, with about the same amount of action. (Granted, that's about twelve minutes out of three hours.)
Ryan Braun won the NL MVP over Matt Kemp. I'm fine with that--if you want to create a "most outstanding player" award for guys like Kemp, fine, but Braun's team made the playoffs and Kemp's team didn't.
And some of my personal awards:
NL MEP (Most Entertaining Player): Shane Victorino. Who doesn't like an exciting center fielder hitting their prime?
AL MEP: Jacoby Ellsbury. See above.
NL Replacement: Ryan Theriot. Nicknamed "The Riot," he weighed in with a WAR of about 0 this year, which makes him "replacement level."
AL Replacement: Carl Crawford. Also had a WAR of 0.0.
NL Comeback Player of the Year: J.J. Putz. He looked finished with the Mets.
AL Comeback Player of the Year: Michael Young. Remember, he was almost traded away.
NL Least Valuable Player: Carlos Zambrano. Think his "retirement" pretty much sealed that one.
AL LVP: John Lackey. Or maybe the manager of the Popeye's across the street from Fenway Park.
Most overplayed story of the year: "Hey, the Pirates are good!" Um, no, they're not, and they're not going to spend the requisite effort to get any better. In fact, that story just delayed the necessary purge of ownership Pittsburgh needs.
Most overlooked story of the year: The Toronto Blue Jays went .500 this year, they have resources to spend on improving their team, and there's a very good crop of free agents to compete for this year. The AL East might soon be a four-team race.
Hirschof wrote:I'm waiting for day you people start thinking with portals.