IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:10 pm

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Four in a row and five of six.

Might have been more encouraging to see earlier, but I'll take it.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:22 pm

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The Mets won't lose 100 games this year!

Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:37 pm

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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:45 am

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It's too bad they might not lose 100 games. The Mets can't do anything right this season. When they're supposed to win, they lose. And now that it's in their best long term interest to lose every single remaining game, they're off on a winning streak, playing some of their best ball of the year.

So they'll win 70 games instead of picking 4th, or 5th in next year's tremendously loaded draft. Whoop dee doo.

Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:26 am

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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby themetfairy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:07 am

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FWIW, Jamie Callahan sticks his tongue out while pitching. Like, every friggin' time. Has the booth commented on that?

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Otherwise, it was a great game to attend. The odds are that this was our last home game of the season, but at least it was an enjoyable one.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby MFS62 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:21 am

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From the baseball lore file:
I read that Denny McLain stuck out his tongue to let Mickey Mantle knew he was going to get a room service fastball so he could hit his 500th* career home run.
Later

* = or was it another milestone?
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:54 am

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It wasn't for his 500th HR but for what McLain and others thought might be the last one he'd ever hit*. I never heard about a tongue story.
McLain outright told Mantle that he'd groove one for him. Rumor had it that Mantle didn't believe him initially so let the first one go by before realizing what was up and smacking the second out of the park.



* Turned out he'd hit his final one the next day off Jim Lonborg - so his final two HRs were off the AL CY winner to-be and the reigning one.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:16 am

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Mantle shouldn't have retired. He was embarassed by his .237 batting average, but it was the year of the pitcher, and the whole league hit .230. His OPS+, which he had little way of knowing, was still a lofty 143.

The next year, the mounds were lowered and folks started hitting again. If he could have found a way to stay on the field a few more seasons, it might have been a three-way race to 714.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby themetfairy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:59 am

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:Image

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Keep in mind that the run that Amed Rosario scored was due to Jacob deGrom successfully getting on base by drawing a walk. IMHO that's worth a sip of beer for Jacob.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:56 am

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Who is this Met? I think the pic's from the Flex and the Citi game.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJQHlWfXkAA7pgx.jpg:large

Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby themetfairy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:23 pm

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batmagadanleadoff wrote:Who is this Met? I think the pic's from the Flex and the Citi game.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJQHlWfXkAA7pgx.jpg:large



I think it's Travis Taijeron.

https://flic.kr/p/YjsXGq
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:23 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Mantle shouldn't have retired. He was embarassed by his .237 batting average, but it was the year of the pitcher, and the whole league hit .230. His OPS+, which he had little way of knowing, was still a lofty 143.

The next year, the mounds were lowered and folks started hitting again. If he could have found a way to stay on the field a few more seasons, it might have been a three-way race to 714.


The McLain gift was actually based on the mere assumption that the Mick was coasting into the clubhouse.
Mantle went to ST in 1969 and it was only then that he determined (confirmed?) he didn't have enough to push on.
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Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:30 pm

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themetfairy wrote:
batmagadanleadoff wrote:Who is this Met? I think the pic's from the Flex and the Citi game.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJQHlWfXkAA7pgx.jpg:large



I think it's Travis Taijeron.

https://flic.kr/p/YjsXGq


Thank you. That Callahan looks creepy doing that . There oughtta be a law

Re: IGT 9/9/2017: CIN@NYM -- Flex and the Citi Cancelled

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:10 am

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