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    Watching the Cubs tonight, I saw Cubs SS Nico Hoerner possibly make the worst defensive play I have ever seen in MLB game me.

    With the shift on and a ball batted to the right side he 1) collided with David Bote 2) held the ball for several seconds while the runner headed to third and then 3) threw the ball to an unmanned third base. Watch for it on MLB tonight…

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    The Jays' Matt Chapman's play at third base is a thing of beauty. Amazing fielder.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Watching the Cubs tonight, I saw Cubs SS Nico Hoerner possibly make the worst defensive play I have ever seen in MLB game me.

    With the shift on and a ball batted to the right side he 1) collided with David Bote 2) held the ball for several seconds while the runner headed to third and then 3) threw the ball to an unmanned third base. Watch for it on MLB tonight…
    In Little League, some coaches ban throws to third base, where almost every throw guarantees at least one run scored by the time they are finally fetched and retrieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    In Little League, some coaches ban throws to third base, where almost every throw guarantees at least one run scored by the time they are finally fetched and retrieved.
    Now that's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    In Little League, some coaches ban throws to third base, where almost every throw guarantees at least one run scored by the time they are finally fetched and retrieved.
    And they should be booted from Little League and banned for life.

    If you don’t let kids make mistakes, they never learn how to prevent them….

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    And they should be booted from Little League and banned for life.

    If you don’t let kids make mistakes, they never learn how to prevent them….
    Good point.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    The Orioles have won 7 in a row and are currently only 2 games under .500. More importantly, they are only 3 games out of the 2nd wildcard spot. They have played .600 ball since June 1.

    I don't foresee them continuing to play at that pace, nor do I see them making the postseason, but you never know. Either way, with the expanded playoffs, teams like the Os and their fanbases have something to be excited about at the half way point of the season.

    It also adds some intrigue to the trade deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    And they should be booted from Little League and banned for life.

    If you don’t let kids make mistakes, they never learn how to prevent them….
    They did learn from their mistakes and by learning to no longer throw to 3rd.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    The Orioles have won 7 in a row and are currently only 2 games under .500. More importantly, they are only 3 games out of the 2nd wildcard spot. They have played .600 ball since June 1.

    I don't foresee them continuing to play at that pace, nor do I see them making the postseason, but you never know. Either way, with the expanded playoffs, teams like the Os and their fanbases have something to be excited about at the half way point of the season.

    It also adds some intrigue to the trade deadline.
    I'm thinking the O's will be sellers, even if they are over .500 at the deadline.

    Has there ever been a division where all teams finished at or above .488?

    The ALE currently has 5 teams in the top 9 AL teams in wins.
    5 in the top 17 in MLB!!!

    BAL is 1.5 games away from the ALE having 5 of the top 15 teams!
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post


    Has there ever been a division where all teams finished at or above .488?

    Yes. In fact the 2005 NL East did one better.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/l.../NL/2005.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    I'm thinking the O's will be sellers, even if they are over .500 at the deadline.

    Has there ever been a division where all teams finished at or above .488?

    The ALE currently has 5 teams in the top 9 AL teams in wins.
    5 in the top 17 in MLB!!!

    BAL is 1.5 games away from the ALE having 5 of the top 15 teams!
    And that's with the teams having to play each other so many times.

    I think we can confidently say that the AL East is the class of baseball this year. Even Harmony would have to agree with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    And that's with the teams having to play each other so many times.

    I think we can confidently say that the AL East is the class of baseball this year. Even Harmony would have to agree with us.
    He's been pretty quiet about it.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    And that's with the teams having to play each other so many times.

    I think we can confidently say that the AL East is the class of baseball this year. Even Harmony would have to agree with us.

    Somehow he will find a way to glorify the AL West…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Somehow he will find a way to glorify the AL West…
    Best records vs ALW

    19-7 BOS
    10-4 NYY
    15-10 TOR
    11-8 BAL
    12-9 TBR

    25-13 HOU
    20-16 SEA
    9-8 CLE
    9-9 MIN
    17-17 LAA

    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    He's been pretty quiet about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Somehow he will find a way to glorify the AL West…
    The Mariners are suddenly tied with the Jays for the 3rd WC spot. They have won 8 in a row.

    Surging teams: Mariners and Orioles
    Reeling teams: Jays and Guardians

    Stay tuned.

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