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First Base Coach

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I recently discontinued my cable and bought a subscription to MLB.TV.  So far, I'm loving it.  I get to pick any game and watch either the home or away feed (broadcast or radio).  On my laptop I can have up to four games on at the same time.  The only drawback is that I can't watch my Red Sox live, but I like listening to the radio game anyway, so it's not that big a deal and I can watch the game 90-minutes after it end (if I so choose).  

I was able to watch the Max Scherzer no-hitter the next day, it was great to be able to watch that kind of dominant performance.  It's also very interesting to hear the various styles of the announcers and how they organize the broadcasts.

I took advantage of a Father's Day sale and got the remainder of the season for $39.99.  So far, it's very much worth it.



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I am constantly amazed at the stuff most Strat gamers would think as common knowledge -- stats, personal records, etc. -- that many announcers don't know.

Just last night, Dave Sim and Mike Blowers were talking about a Today in Baseball History bit.  Yesterday was the anniversary of Tony Cloninger's two grand slam, nine RBI game.

Blowers mentioned that he knew Cloninger, who was a coach during Blow's early days with Yankees.  He said he knew Cloninger had been a good pitcher, but didn't know he could swing the bat.

It was like the time Shaquille O'Neil said he didn't know his Dream Team II coach (and NBA Hall of Famer, by the way) Lenny Wilkens had been a player.

"You played?"

Yes, Lenny played.  And Shaq learned about the game.



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seajaw wrote:

I am constantly amazed at the stuff most Strat gamers would think as common knowledge -- stats, personal records, etc. -- that many announcers don't know.

Just last night, Dave Sim and Mike Blowers were talking about a Today in Baseball History bit.  Yesterday was the anniversary of Tony Cloninger's two grand slam, nine RBI game.

Blowers mentioned that he knew Cloninger, who was a coach during Blow's early days with Yankees.  He said he knew Cloninger had been a good pitcher, but didn't know he could swing the bat.

It was like the time Shaquille O'Neil said he didn't know his Dream Team II coach (and NBA Hall of Famer, by the way) Lenny Wilkens had been a player.

"You played?"

Yes, Lenny played.  And Shaq learned about the game.


 In 1966 Cloninger hit 5 of his 11 career homers, drove in 23 runs in 111 at bats (!!!), and hit .234 (82 OPS+).

For his career he hit .192.

He also was a 24 game winner in 1965.....now THAT I didn't know!

Apparently the 3-year stretch of 1964-1966 cost him his career.  He pitched 780 innings in those 3 years, going 57-36; he went 32-45 the rest of his career, retiring at 31.



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37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 

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