No matter what team you pull for



  • Yankees 11-22 since July 9, 3rd worst in baseball in that time.



  • @wissox said in No matter what team you pull for:

    Yankees 11-22 since July 9, 3rd worst in baseball in that time.

    Going into tonight 8-16 since the All Star break - , you talk about a clean 360. I mean i know you have a hitter or two hitters in a slump, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen an entire team go into a hitting slump at the same time. I’m sure there are those of you loving and thats fine, these guys getting paid huge money to produce and not doing nothing. - Going into tonight I think they have scored ONE run in the laast 27 innings. they deserve the ridicule.

    It’s ok as a TRUE fan no matter the team you stay with the team through good times and bad times – -no closet fan here it is what it is and they Suck right now. It’s not the pitching staff it’s is they are JUST NOT HITTING THE BALL I mean jumpin - - -Gee - - hossie - -toads. - At this rate they aren’t even going to win the division. But I’ll continue to pull for them I just keep wondering when it is going to end lol. – Kind of like cheering for KU football - - I’m going to root for them good times - - -bad times, the difference between a loyal true fan AND A CLOSET FAN

    8-16 PUTS THEM AT THE 2ND WORST RECORD ONLY IN FRONT OF dETROIT LOL



  • Rough road trip for the Royals.

    Can the Yanks bounce back, frustration is high in Bronx.



  • @AsadZ said in No matter what team you pull for:

    Rough road trip for the Royals.

    Can the Yanks bounce back, frustration is high in Bronx.

    Neve seen an entire team go in a hitting slump at the same time. - 12- 25 -I don’t think no world series but now believe they won’t even win division



  • Speaking of slumps, with all the gloom and doom surrounding the Yankees these days, one thing they have going for them is the recent mediocrity of the rest of the league, save the Astros.

    As bad as they’ve been lately they’re still eight games ahead of the Rays and the Jays in the AL East, and still have time to turn things around. And if you look at the “last 10” column in the standings, only Tampa Bay has been better than 6 and 4.

    While it’s always possible for a team to go on a consistent run, I wouldn’t bet the farm on anybody else in that division, as long as they continue to beat each other up.

    The playoffs are another matter though.



  • Albert Pujols is on an absolute heater right now. Since the All-Star break, he’s hit .449/.500/.939 (leads MLB with 298 wRC+) with seven homers in 54 PA, and since the start of July, he’s hit .378/.429/.769 (229 wRC+) with nine homers in 91 PA. Hit #693 tonight. 700 is very doable all the sudden!



  • @FarmerJayhawk My daughter was in Wrigley last night and saw him homer.



  • Singer has been become an ace, rest of the starters have been mediocre at best.

    Ever since coming back from Minors he has been a dominating pitcher.



  • Well as my boys continue to lose , at least got to see Aaron blast his 50 th HR last night . - Starting to get crazy/serious -might just maybe see history be broken , Maris record might get taken. - As he ges closer it’s crazy as starting to see even opposing fans cheer really loud when it happens. - - I was kinda mad early lat night as the first two time Aaron came up to bat- - The Angels Manager didn’t even give him the chance , it was an Automatic walk intentional. - At the time I thought was pretty poor showmanship , but in a way I can see he wasn’t going t give him the opportunity to beat them - - that’s the ultimate respect. So the 3rd time he comes up - -they chose to pitch to him and he cranks it out of the park - just crushed it. Like the announces was saying before the game – Aaron is not going to see any pitch to hit - I think you will start seeing him Automatically walked alot more



  • @jayballer67 I like Aaron Judge, and even most of the Yankees for that matter. DJ is a friends cousin actually so I cheer for him. Nestor’s a great rags to riches story as well. Stanton rubs me wrong, reminds me a bit of Dave Kingman who liked to hit tape measure shot homers but missed the ball a lot. It’d be cool to see Aaron make to 60 this year.



  • @AsadZ Well he gets the struggling Sox tonight as my underachieving team tries to hang in there. We need a new manager in the worst kind of way.



  • Too bad for Sox to face Singer, Royals only credible starter.

    Sox can trade for Matheney, LoL



  • Pratto!



  • @wissox said in No matter what team you pull for:

    @jayballer67 I like Aaron Judge, and even most of the Yankees for that matter. DJ is a friends cousin actually so I cheer for him. Nestor’s a great rags to riches story as well. Stanton rubs me wrong, reminds me a bit of Dave Kingman who liked to hit tape measure shot homers but missed the ball a lot. It’d be cool to see Aaron make to 60 this year.

    Oh thats cool DJ is a friend of your Cousin , I like DJ the guy just hits the ball all over the field , key hits. Litle down right now but I think he is a really good guy.- I really have no feeling on Stanton one way or the other really, Your right he likes to hi the tape measure HR’S but there a lot of those but I understand. Only thing about him for me is he sure gets hurt a lot not sure if he has been worth the money.

    There is now beginning to be talk about Aaron and the REAL record for HR’S , they including Sosa , Bonds with the 70 ? right ? - -I realize they have the Major league record - I don’t think that is what most the media talking about - -they talking about the American league and Maris record - -also I think they talking about how Sosa & Bonds kind of being tainted with the PED’S - I just hope he can hit 62 , who knows. He has a shot 12 to go with like 31 games to go. - -I think he is going to see less and less chances to hit, they gonna walk more like the Angels did which I think is not good but yet I can see their points sa they are trying to win the games for their teams - - -we will see



  • Thanks Royals! 2 in the bottom of the 9th off of Clevelands great reliever. We pull within two of Cleveland.



  • Welcome! I missed it. Salvy!



  • Wissox, Who do you think will win AL Central?



  • @AsadZ Isn’t it really, “Which team will be the unworst loser in the ALC?”



  • @AsadZ Minnesota and Cleveland still have 8 games together. We have 4 against those teams combined I believe. While they’re beating up on each other this weekend, we have four at AL worst Oakland, then lousy Colorado comes to town. We’ve got two series with Detroit still. The schedule makers have favored us with a soft finish. Tim Anderson comes back soon, we’ll be the healthiest we’ve been all year when he returns.

    Tony LaRussa isn’t managing right now, but if he returns well, I’m not wild with the thought of us in the playoffs, but if he doesn’t I like our chances better.



  • @wissox I keep forgetting that to you the word “we” means Chicago White Sox, or those badger critters from up north. Sometimes in context of bb I know you mean KU.

    Anyway, I was about to go to ESPN because I had no idea the Royals had a chance for the post-season. Then I remembered the many universes in which you have those varying loyalties. So, drat.



  • @mayjay Sorry to foment confusion! I was asked whom do I think wins the Central so the we kicked in.



  • Congrats to Albert Pujols for passing A-Rod



  • @KirkIsMyHinrich said in No matter what team you pull for:

    Congrats to Albert Pujols for passing A-Rod

    700 could actually happen!



  • @KirkIsMyHinrich It’s pretty disgusting to see A-Rod’s name up there along with other juicers including all of the current and past New York Yankee players!



  • @AsadZ said in No matter what team you pull for:

    Singer has been become an ace, rest of the starters have been mediocre at best.

    I think you will find this article interesting about the Royals’ trouble developing pitchers:

    https://theathletic.com/3591699/2022/09/15/kansas-city-royals-pitching/



  • I was fortunate to get to yesterday’s game at Fenway Park.

    With Singer on the mound, I had hope that Royals can keep the game close.

    Royals surprised me by scoring 9 runs and got a dub with a shutout.

    It was a beautiful evening and fun time to be at Fenway.



  • @AsadZ great fun!



  • @mayjay The article is spot on, it put more salt on the wounds, truth hurts.

    It is a pity.



  • @mayjay said in No matter what team you pull for:

    @AsadZ said in No matter what team you pull for:

    Singer has been become an ace, rest of the starters have been mediocre at best.

    I think you will find this article interesting about the Royals’ trouble developing pitchers:

    https://theathletic.com/3591699/2022/09/15/kansas-city-royals-pitching/

    That Carlos Santana-for-Wyatt Mills trade sure didn’t work out, even if the Mariners had to pick up a big chunk of his paycheck. Salary dump?

    Santana just hit two more HRs today, including a grand slam. 15 since the Royals traded him in midseason.

    (And he’s still not hitting .200. When somebody trots out the old cliche “All he does is hit home runs”, they’re not kidding. )



  • Moore is finally fired today, JJ to take complete operational control.

    Will he keep Metheny and other coaches especially Eldred?



  • @AsadZ on the news just now, sounded like it could happen, could be Moore😎🙃



  • Dear Abby:

    As a native Kansas Citian who was indoctrinated to hate the Yankees and Cardinals, I find myself with an uneasy feeling.

    I’m rooting for Aaron Judge to break the AL home run record and Pujols to get to 700. Is this normal ?

    Signed, Conflicted Fan



  • @nwhawkfan LOL, that post highlights the conflicts of fandom! It’s hard to not like Judge and Pujols. Just amazing athletes, of course Judges home run numbers might be a bit gaudy if he played in Detroit or other pitchers parks.



  • Regardless of who they play for, I admire what they have accomplished as professional athletes.



  • On a separate note Royals swept the Twins, I did not see this one coming.



  • @wissox said in No matter what team you pull for:

    @nwhawkfan LOL, that post highlights the conflicts of fandom! It’s hard to not like Judge and Pujols. Just amazing athletes, of course Judges home run numbers might be a bit gaudy if he played in Detroit or other pitchers parks.

    There’s a legit chance Aaron wins the triple crown this year on top of everything else. - -60 hr s right now - - -batting 317 - -& 128 RBI’S.

    Love the shot and the play by play last night - -thought for sure he had it - - -sounded like he had it when it came off the bat - - hearing the play by plays call and then falling just short. - -He thought he had it - - you could see it , he dropped his head a bit when it fell short. - -Picked on the biggest part of the park Dead Center - -needed 408 & he hit it like 404 - -right there in monument park

    Thing is too you know the pressure has got to be insane on him. Every time he comes to the plate , a lot of fans coming to the feet in anticipation - the more games he goes without # 61/62 the bigger the pressure. – I don’t know. - -Will he ? - - or won’t he. - -got 14 games to go



  • @AsadZ boy you could tell Water’s ball was gone yesterday!



  • I seen a stat for the KC fans. - -Watching the game last night and it scrolled across that the KC Rookies have hit 67 Homeruns which is a record for M League Baseball - -there you go



  • Singer had a really nice outing tonight against Seattle. Only allowed one run on a solo HR, 5 hits and threw 8 strikeouts in seven innings.

    This is turning into a nightmare scenario for Mariners fans. Last week the M’s were in good shape for a wild card berth, and headed out on a road trip against three ball clubs with losing records.

    Instead they’ve gone 3-7 in their last 10 games, their three best hitters (in an otherwise weak-hitting lineup) have been out with injuries, and the normally solid pitching has suddenly hit a wall. What’s worse, they’ve booted the ball all over the place lately despite their league-best fielding percentage. Oh yeah, and Baltimore is on a hot streak again and breathing down their necks for that last wild card spot.

    Stressful times, with less than two weeks to go in the regular season. Don’t know if I can handle a 21st straight year without making the playoffs.



  • And congrats to Albert Pujols, the pride of Fort Osage HS.

    He hit home runs 699 and 700 tonight. In the first four innings no less ! Great way to wrap up a career.



  • I’m not crying why would you ask that ridiculous question https://twitter.com/cardinals/status/1573512972256673795?s=46&t=lK3auL8Mx0darlETExfFOA



  • @nwhawkfan Singer has been dominating ever since returning from Omaha, carrying Royals pitching. Out of all the young pitchers Royals had drafted in the past 6-7 years, he is the only one who has developed into a starter caliber type.



  • nwhawk, Sorry to see Mariners bullpen implode against Royals, hopefully they will bounce back.



  • @AsadZ said in No matter what team you pull for:

    nwhawk, Sorry to see Mariners bullpen implode against Royals, hopefully they will bounce back.



  • @AsadZ said in No matter what team you pull for:

    nwhawk, Sorry to see Mariners bullpen implode against Royals, hopefully they will bounce back.

    Well, it sure wasn’t easy, but the M’s finally clinched a playoff berth last night on a walkoff HR in the 9th. Still need to catch Toronto to get a series at home.



  • NW: Yes, really happy for M’s and you. All the best in the playoffs.



  • Not pictured: the spontaneous dust storm that made everyone’s eyes leak https://twitter.com/cardinals/status/1576671344976343040?s=46&t=i84Xt6gsE5cg4na59_khiQ


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