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If it wasn't for Johnny Cueto, Kansas City would have swept Toronto all the way to Russia.

Last year, the Royals lost the World Series by the smallest possible margin, and I don't think they're going to let that happen again. They've had a whole year to think about how much it sucks to lose the championship...

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In keeping with local tradition, the Kansas City Royals slaughtered and barbecued the New York Mets. It was done very efficiently and humanely, and nothing was wasted...

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I came of age (baseball wise) in 1971. My favorite team was the Oakland A's. Vida Blue was the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner though they lost in the AL playoffs to the Orioles. The A's went on to win three straight World Championships from 1972-1974. I guess I got a little spoiled. I didn't watch one baseball game this year.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:21 pm 
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This is when baseball doesn't matter enough.

One of my son's best baseball friends hung himself yesterday. This kid was considered the top player in Illinois for the past 3 years. He was just a truly gifted, natural player and an incredibly nice kid. He committed to play at Michigan when he was a sophomore in high school, and was drafted by the Brewers out of high school. A shoo-in for riches as an MLB player. His brother walked into his room and found him dangling from the ceiling....

You never know what lurks in people's minds. This kid had it all, and dealt with it beautifully and with humility. Great family, cool dad... The works. Still, he killed himself. It's enormously shocking and sad. My son is just beside himself, trying to make sense out of this tragedy that has no sense.

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This is when baseball doesn't matter enough.

One of my son's best baseball friends hung himself yesterday. This kid was considered the top player in Illinois for the past 3 years. He was just a truly gifted, natural player and an incredibly nice kid. He committed to play at Michigan when he was a sophomore in high school, and was drafted by the Brewers out of high school. A shoo-in for riches as an MLB player. His brother walked into his room and found him dangling from the ceiling....

You never know what lurks in people's minds. This kid had it all, and dealt with it beautifully and with humility. Great family, cool dad... The works. Still, he killed himself. It's enormously shocking and sad. My son is just beside himself, trying to make sense out of this tragedy that has no sense.

Hug your kids, folks.

Sad, indeed. Kinda brings to mind the suicide of NBA player Ricky Berry who killed himself after a very good rookie season in the early '90's. His Dad was his college coach and an assistant on his pro team (Sacramento Kings). Too much pressure?


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How Baseball Started

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Alex Rodriguez will retire when contract expires after 2017 season

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Alex Rodriguez’s record-setting and embattled major league career, launched when he was an 18-year-old shortstop in 1994, will end with his retirement after the 2017 season, the New York Yankees slugger told ESPN New York on Wednesday.

Rodriguez, 40, will step away from the game after the final season of a 10-year, $275 million contract – although some $25 million in salary was lost when A-Rod sat out the entire 2014 season while serving a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.

It also appears he will step away from the game before threatening the all-time home run record of 762, held by Barry Bonds. After a 2015 season in which he rehabilitated both his public image and his baseball career by hitting 33 home runs, Rodriguez has 687 career home runs.


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If the Cubs can't win it this year, they never will. This is one fabulous team.

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I hope they find and arrest this jerk for attempted assualt. :x

Blue Jays fan throws full can of beer at Hyun Soo Kim in outfield

A fan in the outfield stands threw a beer can into the outfield as Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim attempted to catch a flyball in the seventh inning of the American League Wild Card Game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The game was tied 2–2 when Donnie Hart got Melvin Upton Jr. to fly out to left field.

Watch the can throw here :arrow: http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/10/04/blue-jays-fan-throws-water-bottle-american-league-wild-card-game-video

Orioles manager Buck Showalter came out to discuss the incident with the umpires. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones yelled and pointed at the fan in the stands. Toronto police officers were seen in the stands.

“That’s about as pathetic as it gets,’’ said Jones after the game. "You don’t do that. I don’t care how passionate you are. Yell. Cuss. Scream. Say we suck. We’re horrible. We get it. We’re the opponent. We completely understand that. I hope they find the guy and press charges. He’s not looking. You could hit him in the back of the head, and you know what could happen. That’s a full beer that’s being thrown. Throw an octopus. Throw hats.”

A Blue Jays spokesman said after the game that the fan left before he could be ejected by police. The police are investigating the incident.

Toronto went on to win the game 5–2 in 11 innings on Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off home run. The Blue Jays will face the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series, starting Thursday in Texas.


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Man in police photo linked to Blue Jays beer can incident identified as Ken Pagan.

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Man in police photo linked to Blue Jays beer can incident identified as Ken Pagan.

Not to be confused with Angel Pagan, who demonstrates how to deal with fucktards who interfere with the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvEToCRk3AU

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Ken Pagan banned from Rogers Centre, alcohol consumption

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Ken Pagan was charged with mischief Thursday evening and released with conditions.

Alleged beer tosser Ken Pagan was formally charged by Toronto Police, and a court date to answer to the single count is set for Nov. 24.

The Sudbury native was released with conditions, which include that he does not attend games at the Rogers Centre and, according to Pagan's lawyer, Tyler Smith, in a Postmedia Network article, an "absolute, as in, not only while at the Rogers Centre," prohibition from consuming alcohol.

Pagan, now a Hamilton resident and Postmedia employee, has ties to North Bay as a former local sportsman and media member. Pagan has received support from some in the North Bay community who were incredulous that he could be involved.

Pagan was at the centre of a viral manhunt after a picture (that Pagan later confirmed to the Canadian Press was of him) was released on social media Wednesday evening. Toronto Police named the pictured man as a suspect in the throwing of a beer can from the bleachers onto the Rogers Centre outfield turf that nearly struck Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun-Soo Kim. The Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays were playing a sudden death playoff game Tuesday night when the incident occurred.

Wednesday night, Pagan surrendered to police and was released, saying little under advice from counsel. Pagan indicated Wednesday that there was more to the story, and that police had the wrong man.

However, one day later, Pagan again appeared at Toronto Police's 52 Division, and the mischief charge was laid.

The Blue Jays played Sunday at Rogers Centre in Game 3 of the ALDS, their first home game since the beer can incident. The team has formally apologized to the Orioles for the Toronto fans' behaviour, which also allegedly included racial slurs being shouted at Orioles' players and coaches.

The team has also promised to improve their alcohol and security measures, although no details on what the changes for Sunday's game will be have been released.

In a Canadian Press interview, British professor Geoff Pearson, a hooliganism expert, said he does not believe that stricter alcohol restrictions will curtail the sort of behaviour seen in Toronto Tuesday.

Pearson says that banning alcohol outright will not reduce drunkenness, "And there is evidence it may actually increase (it) because people will drink more before they go in."

Pearson's research deals with English football but translates to other sporting fans' behaviour. "A missile (like a beer can) being thrown and not hitting anyone really wouldn't make the newspapers anywhere in Europe," said Pearson.

Watch the can throw here :arrow: http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/10/04/blue-jays-fan-throws-water-bottle-american-league-wild-card-game-video

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...and it's about to get tougher.

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Go Dodger Blue !
Go Nats!

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^ The Nats starter is on full rest. Hill is on three days rest. Dodgers will need many runs(like 7 or more) to wins this series.

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