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Preakness Day!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 3, 2020

So weird to type that in October. Anyway, I like Art Collector I was devastated when he got scratched from the Derby.

The post season of no offense continues onward. Seriously, where are the runs?

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:23 am

    “Where are the runs”? He asked. For yesterday’s victory the Padres used a total of nine pitchers over 9 innings.

    • Macdog said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:28 am

      That brings to mind this Bob Gibson stat: He had more complete games (255) than wins (251).

      • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 9:19 am

        Marichal too: 244-243

    • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:51 am

      “Where Are The Runs?”
      Sung by Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway…

  2. djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Flavor: No doubt you’ve seen Secretariat’s Preakness countless times.
    Those who haven’t might want to YouTube it…

  3. djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 9:12 am

    A few guys I looked up:

    HBP/IP

    190/4135 (R. Johnson)
    160/3760 (Bunning)
    159/4916 (Clemens)
    154/3432 (Drysdale)
    137/5008 (Maddux)
    108/5350 (Perry)
    102/3884 (Gibson)
    84/4500 (Jenkins)
    76/4783 (Seaver)
    53/5217 (Carlton)
    40/3557 (Marichal)
    18/2324 (Koufax)

    • xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Effin drysdale.

      • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:06 am

        No way Big D’s a HOFer if he didn’t have all that Hollywood exposure, IMO…

    • Bozo said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:22 am

      115/2961 (Rube Waddell)

      Brought the heat and usually had a heat on.

      • Bozo said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:24 am

        Set the strikeout record with 349 in 1904 and it held until Koufax broke it in 65.

      • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:31 am

  4. djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Chiefs-Pats postponed…

  5. xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Spahn 374/363 if my phone read of bbref is right

  6. xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 10:23 am

    But Gibson was a titan.

  7. willedav said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Gibson was 2 sport star and all conference b-ball player for Creighton BlueJays.
    Beside all the incomparable pitching stats, he could hit too.
    1970 slash line: .303/.347.404 for .751 OPS in 109 ABs. And only struck out 25 times with 8 walks.
    I’d have to look up the yearly comps, but might have been better hitter than Cards SS, Dal Maxvill

    • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Almost hard to believe him & Fergie were Harlem Globetrotters…

  8. mrsprtdude said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Rooting fo A’s Marlins!

  9. alleykat69 said, on October 3, 2020 at 11:31 am

    WTF how do u set your fantasy football LU when multiple players including defenses are now not playing?

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    They are showing game 5 of the 1968 WS with Gibson vs McLain on the baseball channel. Pretty fricking cool seeing all the HOFers out there.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Hurts to see Cepeda on the Cards tho.

      • djloo27 said, on October 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm

        But Maris is downright bizarre…

      • unca_chuck said, on October 3, 2020 at 6:44 pm

        Yup. Both of those were before my time.

  11. snarkk said, on October 3, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Another game, Pats/Chief postponed due to Covid.
    I was amazed that MLB carried out the short season without major and continuing Covid disruption. I’m not sure at all the NFL can carry it off. Too many players and staff on each team, each can be a vector. No bubble. It’s way harder to make up NFL games than MLB games…

    • xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      NBA and MLB have done impressive work dealing with the collective viral enemy. Sometimes big biz can get it done. Some smaller family owned corporations, especially some with anti-mask bias, have struggled lately. Irresponsible doesn’t begin to indict them.

  12. Bozo said, on October 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Didn’t some teams complain that MLB switched back to the non juiced balls in the post season last year?

    • xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      I don’t recall that. The pitchers would’ve noticed. The single biggest change was the yarn.

  13. mrsprtdude said, on October 3, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    The series the rest of the way willl be more interesting because of no travel days. Next round the games are 5 days in a row. team with depest rotation will win, unlike before where 2 studs and a good bullpen can make it.

  14. xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Art Collector odds moved from 5-1 to 2-1 soon after Flavor named his pick. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  15. alleykat69 said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    17 strikeouts by Gibson still a record in a W/S performance in 1968 gm1,hard to ever top that 9 inning masterpiece.Yet his biggest disappointment was knowing the Cards blew a 3-1 series lead and knowing Mickey Lolich was just unstoppable winning 3 games and totally upstaging his Cy Young winner &MVP teammate Denny McLain who went 31-6..

    Gibson 22-9 ERA 1.12 13 shutouts in 68 winning the CyYoung& MVP award!
    I still can’t figure how he could even lose 9 games that year he was so dominant! He must of got Cained in some starts?

  16. Flavor said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    WOW what a race! I lost but so happy that Baffert lost and Swiss Skydiver ran an incredible, aggressive race. Love rides like that.

    • xoot said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      That 3-4 finish was unbelievably close too. What a race.

    • willedav said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Great finish. Kentucky bred, right? tvg said 9 races at 9 different tracks this year.

  17. Flavor said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    nobody has mentioned this on tv yet but that stretch run was exactly like Sunday Silence/Easy Goer (’89 Preakness) with the only difference being the outside horse won it (SS) and also there wasn’t any *air bites* like Easy Goer gave Sunday Silence that day…..

  18. Flavor said, on October 3, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    here’s the ’89 Preakness (probably my favorite race of all time). You can’t quite notice it unless you see the head on but Easy Goer on the inside was air biting Sunday silence in the stretch while he was still managing to finish the race. Incredible and two of my favorite race horses of all time.

  19. willedav said, on October 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Cyclones with end zone int with 1 minute left trying to upset Okies 37-30.

  20. willedav said, on October 3, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Camby won race 5 at Santa Anita today upsetting heavily favored Octupus. Horse is partially owned by Twins mgr Rocco Baldelli so at least week wasn’t total loss.


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