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Old 09-22-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I stand by my prediction the Yankess will lose no more games.

They give up 3 homers in the 13th, the winning run misses 3rd base in the 14th inning, and they still win on a Billl Buckner play by the first baseman.
Five hours and forty minutes worth of pretty weird baseball. It was amazing that the A's managed to take so long to be beat in that they contributed mightily to the Yankee offense with three errors, a wild pitch and one of those classic converging triangles under a popup which Moss, Pennington and Reddick all decided would be handled by one of the other guys. Then not only did it drop among them, Reddick made a last second dash for it and managed to kick the ball about 30 feet away.

All of the mistakes were costly...three unearned runs and two earned runs which really were gifts.

A couple of months back I had written that Reddick was the clubhouse leader and his style of leadership was high spirits, lots of pranks, swagger and high octane emotions. I expressed my concern at the time that this style was acceptable only in times of winning. When things start going poorly, that emotionalism works the other way and makes it hard for them to escape a failure mentality.

The above has sort of come to pass. I was worried that it would have a bad impact on the team, instead it has reared its head, but the impact has been on Reddick.

The guy is coming apart. He is pressing very hard and exploding with rage when the failures keep coming. Last night he struck out four times in a tight game and today he went 0-7 in another, twice batting with the bases loaded and not coming through, one of those being a tap back to the mound 1-2-3 double play.

In 81 September plate appearances Reddick has produced a .158/.207/.237 line.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Congrats to the Cincinnati Reds the 2012 NL Central Division Champs......
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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The Reds win over LA also clinches at least a tie for SF as NL West champs. If they win tonight they clinch.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Congrats to the Cincinnati Reds the 2012 NL Central Division Champs......
Hooray Reds!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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The NL West was just decided, San Francisco 8-4 over the Padres.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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Triple Crown update:
Hamilton (tied for HR and with Miguel Cabrera and 8 RBI behind him) is out for at least 3 games.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Max Scherzer pulled from his start against the A's after just 2 innings.

"Shoulder fatigue" was the indicated reason. He's scheduled for an MRI.

Big blow for the Tigers if something's wrong with Max
He's starting the first game today, so I guess we'll find out pretty soon if he's okay or not.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Flying under the radar, Josh Willingham quietly became the first Twin to his 35 homers since Harmon Killibrew 41 years ago. Nobody ever hit 35 for the Twins in their Homer-Dome years. Kent Hrbek hit 34 there.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Flying under the radar, Josh Willingham quietly became the first Twin to his 35 homers since Harmon Killibrew 41 years ago. Nobody ever hit 35 for the Twins in their Homer-Dome years. Kent Hrbek hit 34 there.
Willingham seems to love the Twins new home, he has hit 21 of his 35 home runs there.

Home....296/.408/.615
Road....229/.326/.447

Willingham loves the home turf, the rest of the team has hit 45 homers at home and 46 on the road.

The A's could not afford the 33 year old Willingham who signed with the Twins for seven million a year and has produced 3.1 WAR in 2012. Instead the A's acquired another Josh, the 25 year old Reddick, who for 485 thousand bucks has produced 3.9 WAR.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Instead the A's acquired another Josh, the 25 year old Reddick, who for 485 thousand bucks has produced 3.9 WAR.
$485 K + Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney - Miles Head and Raul Alcantara
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