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Old 08-13-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Pablo Sandoval tied the record, and just now he has broken it. He ripped one out against the Marlins in the first inning, the team's 20th consecutive home run with no runners on base.

Even if the Giants don't make the post season, SF fans will still have this accomplishment as solace. '11 will not have been an undistinguished year.
The Rays scored five runs, on five solo homers. They had 9 other baserunners, but none ahead of the homers.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I looked up your stats and saw that since joining City-Data you have averaged 15.1 posts per day. Since time management is your problem, I suggest that you alter your posting approach. Instead of 15 posts based on no research, why not cut it down to five posts and invest the time you save in actually trying to find out if what you wish to post has any basis in reality?
How about this novel approach. I spend my day doing what suits me and my time management, rather than what suits you.

You took time to look up something that was not relevant to me (although I wondered out loud about it), because it was not relevant to my point which I had raised---namely, that the article about the hapless Astros made no mention of Carlos Lee, who has averaged nearly 100 RBIs per year for his career.

Whether or not Lee (or anybody else) should be in the Hall is something that other posters seem to be obsessed with, but not me. He probably shouldn't be, and Tim Raines (with zero 100-rbi season) probably should be, but isn't. I don't respect HoF selection criteria, one of which weighs heavily on RBIs, a point on which I remarked as an aside.

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Elizabethton, TN
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The Rays scored five runs, on five solo homers. They had 9 other baserunners, but none ahead of the homers.
This reminds me of Catfish Hunter who was consistently among the leaders in home runs allowed. But a good many of them came with no runners aboard.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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You took time to look up something that was not relevant to me (although I wondered out loud about it), because it was not relevant to my point which I had raised---namely, that the article about the hapless Astros made no mention of Carlos Lee, who has averaged nearly 100 RBIs per year for his career.

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Remember that scene in Wizard of Oz where Toto pulls back the curtain and the great and powerful wizard is revealed to be an old guy working a machine? Even though the game is clearly up, the wizard yanks the curtain closed and thunders into his microphone "Ignore that man behind the curtain!"

I always thought that one of the more amusingly preposterous bluff attempts.

Your post is another.

You shot off your mouth without knowing what you were talking about and now you are trying to pretend that it was something else. What is difficult to understand is why you think anyone is being fooled by this.

Ignore that cocky post about 100 RBI players and the Hall of Fame!
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Remember that scene in Wizard of Oz where Toto pulls back the curtain and the great and powerful wizard is revealed to be an old guy working a machine? Even though the game is clearly up, the wizard yanks the curtain closed and thunders into his microphone "Ignore that man behind the curtain!"

I always thought that one of the more amusingly preposterous bluff attempts.

Your post is another.

You shot off your mouth without knowing what you were talking about and now you are trying to pretend that it was something else. What is difficult to understand is why you think anyone is being fooled by this.

Ignore that cocky post about 100 RBI players and the Hall of Fame!
No, I didn't see the movie. I read the book, where Dorothy had silver slippers.

Exactly what did I say (shooting off my mouth),that was not based on observable or verifiable fact? Supply the quote, in context. Instead of your amusing paraphrasing of it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This reminds me of Catfish Hunter who was consistently among the leaders in home runs allowed. But a good many of them came with no runners aboard.
Curt Simmons of the Phillies was once beaten by the Cubs, 3-2. All three runs were bases empty home runs by the same batter, Hank Sauer. It was the second time in his career that Simmons was touched by Sauer three times.

Hunter once went 14 solo shots in a row. Twice in his career, Robin Roberts went streaks of 13 straight homers allowed with the bases empty.

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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No, I didn't see the movie. I read the book, where Dorothy had silver slippers.

Exactly what did I say (shooting off my mouth),that was not based on observable or verifiable fact? Supply the quote, in context. Instead of your amusing paraphrasing of it.
Better that you figure it out for yourself.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. - YouTube

LMAO
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Justin Sellers, first career hit
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Keppinger hit one out in the first inning tonight for the Giants, and as usual no one was on base. That extends the all time record to 21 consecutive solo homers.

In his last seven starts, Tim Lincecum has given up a total of six runs. He has pitched 46 innings and struck out 49 batters.
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