Daily Archives: April 7, 2015
This post wont come with any pictures or blurbs about stats. I only found the game was going to be cancelled today about 3:30. I have been traveling over 3500 Miles since leaving Canada on Thursday.
If this were a short streak,I would have run to the nearest National Car Rental and gunned it to Milwaukee. Here is the thing. Is this any different than what a player goes through?
It would have been nice to keep the streak alive for another day, but with being on the east for the 1st 2 months, I fully expect another weather cancellation coming down the pike soon.
One has to look at finances some times, and really decide if it is worth it.
Also is the fact I haven’t slept in a bed in nearly a week, and have 4 doubleheaders scheduled in the next 5 days.
Yesterday also gave me one of the toughest days of ballpark chasing either, testing both my mental psyche and patience.
I made it to the ballpark still today. Whether it was cancelled due to weather or lack of plumbing, we may never find out..
The game will be listed officially as a cancel for me. I highly doubt to see the makeup game either. I am only happy that Miller Park has a roof on it for the second part of the day tomorrow.
Nake Laloosh put it best in Bull Durham, stating: “sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains..
Maybe the Cubs are joining the fraternity with the A’s for severe plumbing problems. At least they could say they are renovating.
Which brings me to something funny that just made me laugh about baseball…
I remember an interview someone did with John Kruk (might have been Rob Dibble) and he asked him about players naming their kids weird names about the same time David Wright named his kid SHEA. To which he replied “I definitely wouldn’t name my kid Plumbers.” Fantastic bit from him and almost as funny as him saying “I am going to take my ball, and go home” after losing one to testicular something. Of course whenever you think of Kruk, the AB vs Randy Johnson in the ALL-Star Game still has me bellowing in laughter.
With that. I can catch up on some much-needed rest, and hit the ground running for the whole rest of the year. We are still putting a number on the board for Games Viewed, that will be historic!
MLB Shutout Survivor 2015: Which Team Do You Have Last To Be Blanked This Year?
Last Year the D’Backs, A’s, Braves and Cubs were the 1st teams to be blanked before March was even over. To their credit, Arizona was in their 3rd game while the others were in their season openers.
Last night, 5 teams took the bagel, and are officially out. Milwaukee had the worst loss at 10 – 0, and therefore finish in dead last for this competition.
Also gone are the Phillies and Rangers who took 8 – 0 losses. Ironically these 2 clubs both faced each other during last years opening day series, and they had the highest scoring contests of day 1.
The Twins did not score a run against David Price for their 1st game skipper Paul Molitor in a 4 – 0 loss, and the Indians couldn’t solve Dallas Keuchel and the Astros to plate a guy either. And then there were 24 teams left..
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This should turn out to be quite fun. A lot of gambling establishments have this sort of deal, and it will be fun to see the results.
What Runs Survivor is, a MLB team scoring 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 or (10+) in different games throughout the course of the season.
Once a club has one of these run totals once, you cross it off and keep going until they complete the 11 different variations. As the runs come in on a daily basis, we will keep erasing the numbers beside the team until the last team wins. The Yankees lost the for the year, finishing much after August had started. An obvious blight on their offense last year.
Last year the Giants were the 1st team to complete the 11 variation trek, so maybe their is a method to our madness after all. The 1st AL club to do the 11 run totals were the Tampa Bay Rays. Who do you have to complete all 11 1st in 2015? Read the rest of this entry
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Chuck Booth’s 2015 MLB Park Historical Road Trip
The GOAL: 183 Straight Days (every single day at least 1 gm) Of ALL 30 MLB Parks Trip In 2015 (218 Games) view full year schedule.
The CAUSE: To Raise Money for Concussion Awareness (via Sports Legacy Institute. donate money here) Through Inspiring Others.
DAY DATE: Tueday, Apr.07, 2015
Game # 3 Day # 3
Today’s game (s) Start Time (s) in EST and Venue (s):
Wrigley Field :8:05 EST Cubs Vs Cards
After 3500 miles on the road since Friday., including 1000 yesterday, it will be nice to be on the same park the next 2 games.
From the campus of Washington State University… I resist listening to games while taking classes, I talk about opening day and wonder why Tanaka hasn’t gone under the knife yet.
It is a back to school episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Jimmy Rollins, Johnny Cueto, Sonny Gray, Hanley Ramirez, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Mike Trout and Matt Kemp all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
In an opening day filled with terrific pitching performances, Sonny Gray shone brightest, taking a no hitter into the 8th inning and finishing with 8 innings of shutout ball allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 hit batsman while striking out 3 as the A’s rolled over Texas 8-0.
Hanley Ramirez reached base 3 times including a grand slam and a solo shot, driving in 5 and helping the Red Sox cruise to an 8-0 win in Philadelphia.
Johnny Cueto pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 10. The bullpen would blow his lead but the Reds would beat the Pirates 5-2.
Jimmy Rollins reached base 3 times, stole a base and hit a go ahead 3 run homer in the 8th inning to give the Dodgers a come from behind 6-3 win in their opener against the Padres.
They all owned baseball on April 5, 2015.
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