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Old 08-30-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What's going on with Baltimore fans? They're leading in the wildcard spot, only 3 behind the Yankees, and they drew less than 12,000 fans per game for a series against the division leading White Sox, which could be an ALCS preview, which they're winning 3 out of 4. And that's the announced attendance. Imagine how tiny the real attendance was. That 12,000 counts every season ticket that was sold and not used. MLB's gross contempt for the fans and the public extends even to blatant and outright and transparent lies on attendance figures--lies that are obvious to everyone, and they don't even care if they get caught lying. People who do that are psychologically classified as Pathological Liars.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The A's just completed a four game sweep of Cleveland in a series between two clubs headed in opposite directions. The A's have won 12 of their last 14 games while the Indians have dropped 13 of their last 14. They are now 5-25 since July 27th.

At least Cleveland did score eleven runs in the last two games after being shutout in the first two and having scored but 11 runs in their previous nine games. Unfortunately in the two games where Cleveland did put up those 11 runs, they also gave up 20 runs.

The A's were at .500, 43-43 at the All Star break. Since then they are 29-14, .674 ball.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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What's going on with Baltimore fans? They're leading in the wildcard spot, only 3 behind the Yankees, and they drew less than 12,000 fans per game for a series against the division leading White Sox, which could be an ALCS preview, which they're winning 3 out of 4. And that's the announced attendance. Imagine how tiny the real attendance was. That 12,000 counts every season ticket that was sold and not used. MLB's gross contempt for the fans and the public extends even to blatant and outright and transparent lies on attendance figures--lies that are obvious to everyone, and they don't even care if they get caught lying. People who do that are psychologically classified as Pathological Liars.
I'm young but didn't the O's used to draw a lot of fans back in the day (during their prime in the 70s and such)? Just wait until the postseason when all the bandwagon fans show up.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Weak-hitting Cardinals end their streak at 28 consecutive scoreless innings, but still alive at 30 straight without an earned run. 28 was the most since a 1995 record of 34 straight scoreless, during a run of 25 straight games without winning a game by more than one run. During that 25-game streak, they won seven one-run games, which is half the number they have won all this year.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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LaHair has a .510 BABIP. Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez led the majors with .380 BABIPs last season. Expect a few more of LaHair's batted balls to start finding gloves.

That said, LaHair sees to be one of those 'late-bloomers'. His minor league numbers with Seattle weren't that impressive until 2009. Since then sabermetric minded people have been clamoring for him to get a shot. Theo Epstein, who may be considered sabermetric minded, gave him a shot and LaHair is running with it.

I'd expect LaHair to end the season something around .300/.350/.525. Not at the .384/.474/.775 he's currently sporting.
Lahair has not lived up to your above optimism. He currently sports a .254-.336-.450 line.
OBA and SLG by months:
April .471/.780
May .343/.448
June .286/.400
July .275/.242
August .279/.368
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Indians lost again, their 24th loss in August.

This ties a franchise record for most losses in a single month, the most since 1914.

Rough patch of baseball here for the Tribe.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Cardinals extend their streak to 39 innings without scoring an earned run.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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The A's are stomping the beejeebers out of the Red Sox in Oakland. It is 18-2 in the 8th inning. Assuming they can hold on for another two innings, that will be Oakland's 7th straight win and 13th in their last 15 games.

This stretch has come against some of the lesser lights of the American League, KC, the Twins and seven games against the Indians, all of which the A's won. The only tough opponent was Tampa Bay, the A's won two out of three against them.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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Papelbon got his 250th save
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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David DeJesus of the Cubs attempted a stolen base today against the Giants and was thrown out by catcher Hector Sanchez.

This was the first time in 19 attempts this season that any base stealer has been nailed while Tim Lincecum was on the mound.
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