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Old 08-05-2014, 06:37 AM
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Shenanigans? I have certainly seen it rain harder, but I have never seen the outfield at the new park flood like that. Can our man Roger "turn off" the drainage system he designed? They say a good groundskeeper can win you 3-5 games a year.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:58 AM
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Just got back from soggy US Cellular Field. The bottom of the 6th was a pretty fun inning because the rain really started picking up and everyone knew this was basically the de facto bottom of the 9th so the crowd was hanging on every pitch. The game was likely to get called shortly afterward. Flowers really picked up Beckham and De Aza with that 2 RBI base hit. It was a fun game despite all the rain.

Speaking of Flowers, he is hitting something like .400 since the glasses and is really barreling up the ball right now. It can't be that simple, can it? I'm not sure if I'm buying into it but it is certainly nice to see some actual production out of the catcher spot even if it is just a hot streak.

Side note for anyone who was wondering: Alex Rios received polite applause from the crowd in his first AB and I heard no boos whatsoever.
Why not? He evidently had trouble seeing before and now he can. Sometimes it is just that simple.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:46 AM
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Why not? He evidently had trouble seeing before and now he can. Sometimes it is just that simple.

I switched from contacts to glasses,when i lost the lenses underwater like a dope, and since i was overseas and didn't have my prescription, i went to a local and the new prescription was eye opening (no pun) .. i noticed standing watch, where i had become good at judging distance, that i could make out details of ships in the distance, that i couldn't before .. maybe Flowers changed his prescription..
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:01 AM
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So when are Beckham, De Aza, and Viciedo getting their glasses?
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:03 AM
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This rain was a relief in more ways than one!
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:05 AM
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So when are Beckham, De Aza, and Viciedo getting their glasses?
I assume they'll need their reading glasses to read their waivers.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:26 AM
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So when are Beckham, De Aza, and Viciedo getting their glasses?
They probably miss their old glasses.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:43 AM
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You just don't get a no-hitter or a perfect game if it's rain-shortened, courtesy Bud's historical revisionism squad.
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You never did. Before Bud Selig bought the Brewers there was a separate honorable mention list for the no-hitters where the pitcher didn't have to go nine. Even before I was born, you had to pitch nine innings to get credit for a no-hitter. News agencies started giving credit to pitchers in the 1980s and 1990s who didn't go nine, but they ignored the fact that baseball never gave Dean Chance credit for his five-inning rain-shortened perfect game in 1967.
Neither of these statements are accurate. Games WERE classified as no-hitters until the fall of 1991, when Fay Vincent commissioned the "Committee for Statistical Accuracy." That committee defined the requirement of a no-hitter as giving up zero hits in a completed game with a minimum of 9 innings pitched. It wiped out both Andy Hawkins 4-0 no-hit loss to the Sox and Melido Perez's 6-inning rain shortened no-hitter in New York from the 1990 season.

It's never made sense to me- if at the end of an official game, a team has zero hits, it seems to me it falls under the definition of a "NO hitter."
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:46 AM
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Speaking of Flowers, he is hitting something like .400 since the glasses and is really barreling up the ball right now. It can't be that simple, can it? I'm not sure if I'm buying into it but it is certainly nice to see some actual production out of the catcher spot even if it is just a hot streak.
Someone has to get him one of these for his glasses, right?

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Old 08-05-2014, 09:14 AM
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It actually makes sense. Big league hitters rely so much on their eyes to pick up rotation on breaking pitches and such, an incorrect prescription or such could have a massive impact on this.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:19 AM
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It actually makes sense. Big league hitters rely so much on their eyes to pick up rotation on breaking pitches and such, an incorrect prescription or such could have a massive impact on this.
Didn't he just switch from contacts to glasses? I thought I read there was no change in Rx.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:51 AM
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Didn't he just switch from contacts to glasses? I thought I read there was no change in Rx.
Not sure on the RX, but everyone's eyes are different. I played through college and still play in a weekend league, and despite being the same prescription, I can't do the depth perception right in my glasses. I have a terrible time judging the ball, so I have to wear contacts. I know other guys who are the exact opposite.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:38 AM
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Someone has to get him one of these for his glasses, right?

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:20 PM
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Noesi has done a solid job as a #4 starter. He has had a few huge blowups, but way more solid starts than bad.

I really think he is the best righty starter in the organization, so I am glad to have him on board for next year and beyond.

Tyler was clutch all nite...could have had a 2homer nite easily...but he hustled to make third...good for him. He runs the bases so well for a big dude...nice.

Nice to see Jose Abreu back after a two game ''slump''.
Smart hitter, with great skills...nice combo.

Time to sweep a series, Sox....overdue.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:28 PM
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I really think he is the best righty starter in the organization.
Backhanded compliment?
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