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  1. makepeac

    Baseball Photo Trivia

    Is it any more ironic than Is it any more ironic than the answer to whom was the Oriole 3B that stopped Downing's ground ball? Larry Harlow (traded by the Orioles to the Angels in the middle of that season) and Doug DeCinces (to be traded to the Angels in a couple of years) come on down! # Go Tillers
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    4/12 Angels Vs Cubs(Trout Out)

    We went to Wrigley the first weekend in May last year. Temperature at first pitch for a 1 pm game was 45 degrees and sunny. I love day baseball but prefer it a tad warmer.
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    Baseball Photo Trivia

    A quick Wikipedia check and I'm pleasantly surprised to read about Fred Haney's long successful career first as a player with the Tigers and others, then as the manager of the 1958 WS champion Milwaukee Brewers in addition to his Angel tenure as first GM.
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    Baseball Photo Trivia

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    Enjoy an ad-free experience at

    Agreed, well worth it to not deal with ads and frustrating redirects. Thanks Chuck!
  6. Sorry for the misinformation, when talking to my physical therapist about these issues with various pro athletes vs what I’m rehabbing she pointed out that Ingram had clotting issues which they feared were blood related but instead were structural and corrected by surgery which I misinterpreted to mean they were different than the thoracic outlet issues Fulton and others suffered from. I was just happy to hear he didn’t have what led Chris Bosh to retire.
  7. Nope, he had a structural problem that caused blood clots which they successfully corrected. The only reason I keep track of all these athlete's shoulder problems is I've been rehabbing my own right shoulder for six months after too many years of baseball, basketball, golf and computer mousing repetitive movements or so I've been told.
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    Enjoy an ad-free experience at

    Hi Chuck: I'm in. Receipt number: 7C915878789479132 Hopefully this makes those annoying redirects to fake rewards go away. Gregg
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    Random baseball thoughts

    RIP Dirty Al who was the Angel third baseman when my family moved to OC in the summer of ‘73. Fittingly enough a friend who’s a longtime Bay Area sportswriter gave Dirty Al his due:
  10. Or that Eppler has brought in a very good team of people? Giving credit where due?
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    How overrated is Bryce Harper?

    Great article in the Washington Post by respected baseball writer Thomas Boswell on the ‘Nats new emphasis on fundamentals and team play with this telling passage on the perceived loss of Harper: “Though few mention it, subtracting Harper, while it will cost 34 homers, a .899 career OPS and some amazing hair flips, would help any team improve its attention to fundamentals. When the most famous player on the team can’t go 10 days without failing to run out a groundball or overthrowing a cutoff man by 15 feet or throwing to the wrong base or being caught unprepared in the outfield or on the bases, it’s hard to demand total alertness from the other 24. “Write it,” one prominent Nats vet said. Losing Harper carries a high cost. But if the Nats don’t play a crisper, less mistake-riddled brand of baseball without him, it’s an opportunity wasted. Rizzo has done many things right, but in Bryce’s early years, when he had “players’ managers” who rarely said a discouraging word and owned no whip, Rizzo should have been the bad cop to tell him the truth about the gaps in his game. But the GM had such a high opinion of Harper personally — always referred to as “such a great kid” — that he couldn’t make the leap to “but also an overindulged player.”
  12. Trout and wife sighting behind the scorers table at the nationally televised Sixers-Lakers game in Philly. No sign of Harper or Machado.
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    Baseball Photo Trivia

    Old Tiger fans know him as Harry Heilmann.
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    Happy Festivus everyone!

    The bagel store with the broken steam pipe and a one man picket line. " No bagel, no bagel, no bagel...."