Jan
22

Open Thread: Yet another tribute video

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I could watch these things all day. Hurry back, baseball season.

Here’s your open thread on this lovely Friday night. The Devils, Knicks, and Nets are all in action, but chat about whatever you want. Enjoy.

Categories : Open Thread

76 Comments»

  1. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    goosebumps

  2. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    Is this comment not batshit insanity?

    BTW, I’m 27thheaven.

    http://www.myyesnetwork.com/14.....acceptable!!!

    • Tom Zig says:

      broken link

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Dude the YES Network boards are filled with batshit insane people. Not a surprise.

      It makes LoHud commenter trolls look smart.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

        I know, but…wow.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

        Right now the Lohuders are pissing me off. Specifically SJ44. He acts like he knows everything while avoiding any hard evidence and acting like a dick to anybody who disagrees with him. The worst part is, he’s a very populaar poster.

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Haha the usual Joba and Phil to the bullpen, Matt Holliday should be in left, Jason bay should be DH, Halladay should be in rotation kind of guy?

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

            Every time I quoted UZR he kept telling me how “many baseball people don’t find it reliable” (w/o mentioning who they were, and how it was obvious that Cano and Pedroia were equal defensively, then ridiculed me when I pointed out he was unequivocally wrong. Pompous ass.

            Not only that, the bloggers there took it as my opinion, which it wasn’t. It’s the conclusion brought about by looking at evidence. To deny it is like denying that Pujols is a better hitter than Jeter, despite the edge in virtually every significant offensive category. Your eyes make make you think Jeter is better because he has the better swing (he doesn’t, but for the purpose of my point, pretend he does), but the stats don’t lie. Stats are just events, reduced to numbers.

            • AndrewYF says:

              “Every time I quoted UZR he kept telling me how “many baseball people don’t find it reliable””

              It’s likely true. UZR is for the fans and by the fans, but I’d be willing to bet that most teams have their own defensive metrics that faaaar outstrip what UZR is capable of.

              He probably isn’t unequivocally wrong. UZR, just like ZR and range factor before it, is not a very good defensive statistic. That’s all there is to it. Once we get all the FX’s (HitFX, FieldFX, etc), then we can truly have a reliable way of looking at defense. Till then, we can only grasp at straws with UZR.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

                Fine, then (a convince me of that or (b give me sources.

                BTW, I used the three year sample size that is requested to get the most accurate UZR readings.

                The guy was a douche.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

                  Plus, he used NO defensive metric.

                  It’s not like Cano or Pedroia are ven close defensively. Cano’s not bad, but Pedroia is WAY better. If the UZR’s were close then there’s some room for interpretation, but they weren’t.

                • AndrewYF says:

                  The guy can be a douche, but it doesn’t make him wrong.

                  Teams, for reasons that should be obvious, don’t make their defensive metrics public. However, there are reports of team specific defensive metrics being used, the Red Sox being one of those teams. And I don’t know why you’d doubt teams using their own video and analysis over some ubiquitous company whose defensive metrics have frequently proven to be gravely flawed.

                  Can we please not take UZR as gospel? There aren’t any better metrics out there at the moment, but it doesn’t mean the best one we have is all that great.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

                  I didn’t take it as gospel, I used a tree year sample size. Also, he discounted ALL defensive metrics, and gave me no reasons it was wrong. Not to mention, the gap is large enough that even if you subtract FIVE POINTS from Pedroia, he’s still better than Cano. I’d say that’s conclusive.

  3. Vinny the Bull says:

    You know, I still can’t stand Chip Caray.

  4. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    What channel is that Haiti relief telethon?

  5. Fud says:

    The more tributes the better

  6. dygg says:

    So, MLBTR says the Yankees have been talking to Damon (though not seriously). Anyway, how do you put together a line-up with Damon and Nick Johnson? Who bats second? What’s the line-up after A-Rod?

    • dygg says:

      Jeter, Damon, Tex, A-Rod, Posada, Granderson, Johnson, Swisher, Cano (???)

    • Evilest Empire says:

      1. Jeter
      2. Damon
      3. Teixeira
      4. Rodriguez
      5. Cano
      6. Johnson
      7. Swisher
      8. Posada
      9. Granderson

      That’s how I’d do it. 5-9 are totally interchangeable depending on who ends up mashing the most. My money is on Cano, who should start peaking right about now.

  7. J.R. says:

    So Jesus Guzman was DFA by the Giants, who would have the first shot at claiming him if a trade isnt made?

  8. danny says:

    finally saw Avatar last night, SICK.

  9. ultimate913 says:

    What would the Nationals want in return for Willingham now that he is apparently on the block? I’m guessing too much.

  10. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/....._knife.jpg

    Read.

  11. T-Dubs says:

    That video served as a serious reminder of how nuts A-Rod went this postseason. Christ.

    Also, how unenthusiastic can Joe Buck be for all of those WS highlights? Jack Buck would sound more alive.

  12. Tampa Yankee says:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-deal.html

    This should end well. Dusty Baker and a guy who will be coming back from TJ. I say his arm falls off before June 2011.

  13. Paul Canales says:

    That first clip is purely majestic. Anytime you see Jeter hit a home run like that, you know you did something wrong

  14. Jim says:

    How do they not have the Damon double steal though? they have A-rod driving him in, but I think having his at bat + the steal would have been pretty necessary.

  15. AndrewYF says:

    I think I like Swisher’s ‘win-reaction’ the best. Just pure joy on his face.

    • Evilest Empire says:

      A-Rod’s win-reaction is definitely my favorite. The way his arms are straight up in the air with his head bobbing up and down as he runs to the forming mob, its hilarious and cathartic.

      Just the fact that it was Rodriguez’s first WS win, and he’s one of the longest tenured players in the league that was on the team, with his career and all the the shit that went down before that with him … awesome moment.

  16. I am pleased to announce that I have now met in person yet another RAB regular–and you all can guess who =P

  17. Jack says:

    $65 million? Hahahahahaha

  18. Peter says:

    Dear Internet

  19. Jramey says:

    I want to see melky and canos reaction

  20. Drew--Donate if you can says:

    Not now chief, I’m in the fuckin (cone)zone.

  21. Brian says:

    Is it possible to watch the tribute videos without getting goosebumps, and without having an ear-to-ear smile? God damn the winter, I need baseball back.

  22. Derwood Morris says:

    One thing I noticed about these videos is, there’s never any highlights during losses. Even though there are some good highlights from losses-Damon’s HR in game 3 vs. anaheim, the come back in game 5 against anaheim, it’s great that they’re never included. I think I’ve seen Gardner’s catch in game 5 against Philly, but that’s it from losses.

  23. Posada’s HR in game 3 is what I meant.

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