2019 MLB Season

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  1. La France Blanche

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    The Dodgers are one of the very rare cases in 21st century sports where the team is significantly whiter than the fanbase. There's a certain satisfaction from watching DMFs (Drunk Mexican Fans) cheer for all those White men.
     
  2. Truthteller

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    I had a long reply for both icsept and Shadow a few nights ago regarding the Steroid/David Segui comments. Actually was mostly done with it, but saved it via the "Save Draft" button (hoping to add a bit more) and it was lost when I was unable to post the next day -- Drafts disappears after like 16 hrs or so? Perhaps I should save them elsewhere?

    Anyway, starting from scratch and being a bit more brief, I agree David Segui is probably inflating the numbers, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's still surprisingly high. Particularly among, Latin players. Let's not forget, Steroids are legal in several Latin countries and Latin players can buy Steroids at Drug Stores as easily as American's can purchase Pop-Tarts in the U.S.:

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/domi...aseball-culture-fuels-steroid-use-experts-say
    https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/in-dominican-you-buy-steroids-at-local-pharmacy-1.895652
    http://dr1.com/articles/steroids.shtml

    Yes it's that easy and, as Shadow and others have pointed out, why would they not do it knowing the chances of being busted is slim? Even if they are the rare few that actually get busted, so what? They miss half of a season (or less) and come back even stronger than before. Look at Nelson Cruz of the Twins. He came up as a player with little power. Around 2009 his HR total's spiked (without the Juiced ball) and became well known for his "moon shots". In 2011, he hit 6 HR's during the ALCS for Texas and a HR in the World Series that still might be in the air? He was only busted (along with a dozen other Latin's and Braun) because his Steroid Doc in Miami was forced to "rat him out". He's made over $90 million since his 2013 suspension and still has millions more to make, as he will likely hit 40 or more at nearly 40 years of age!

    P.S: We focus so much on Latin hitters, but Minnesota (Pineda) and Oakland (Montas) will both be without top starting pitchers for the playoffs due to Steroid suspensions. Both are black/Latin.

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    I've watched a lot of "Los Doyers" games the last couple years. Behind the plate and lower levels down the line's, the crowds look similar to crowd's the Dodgers had from the early 1990's and prior -- mostly white. When you look at the Upper Decks far away from the plate and the Bleacher seats, it seems the crowds are overwhelmingly Mexican. Actually, it looks to me like the Mexican's absolutely love the team and the current players.

    And why would they not? A lot seem to love the Clippers and Lakers, who are mostly black? I have not been around too many Mexican's, but I can tell you most Latin's and Asian's I've met, seem to hate blacks much more than whites. I don't think that's even debatable? A shocking number of whites adore blacks; fewer Mexican's and Asians (percentage wise) feel the same? Perhaps it's just whites being more "politically correct"?
     
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  3. Shadowlight

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    I hope speedy and athletic utility man Tyler Wade (24) makes the Yankees post season roster. Wade along with the ageless Brett Gardner are easily the two fastest Yankees on the team.

    Sam Hilliard is a very athletic OF that was called up by the Rockies. At 6'5" he has stolen a lot of bases in the minors and shown terrific power. He does swing and miss a lot. At 25 he isn't considered a prime prospect but if he can catch on it would add another athletic white player to their roster. It is a shame OF David Dahl went down with a season ending injury but he should be full go for next season. Add in top flight SS Trevor Story ( over 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases) along with long time star OF Charlie Blackmon, the Rockies are a team to cheer for next season.

    Speaking of fast and athletic another Rockies player, Garrett Hampson, who has sensational speed, got off to a horrendous start this season. But lately he has turned it on and then some. He is now batting over .250 after spending most of the season near the Mendoza line. He is even showing some pop. He is listed as an infielder but has seen time at CF this year. At 24 I am pleased he has salvaged his season and he looks poised to be a full time player next season I hope. He has 15 stolen bases in 278 at bats. He could steal 40 plus given a full season. His minor league resume was fantastic which is why I was surprised he struggled early but his talent is coming through at last.

    The Orioles have little to cheer about these days. But CF Austin Hays has been a highlight reel since he was called up. Making Fred Lynn type of plays in the outfield and so far is hitting well. Long thought of as a top prospect, much like David Dahl of the Rockies, Hays has had a long climb to the majors. He was called up a couple of years ago but injuries etc. set him back. Only 24 I hope he gets his full time shot next year. Based on what I have seen he deserves it and Orioles need fresh exciting blood and he fits the bill.

    On the MVP front I am afraid Mike Trout might lose out due to missing to much time. Alex Bregman of the Astros has been red hot of late and now has 40 home runs. One of the best all around young players in the game it wouldn't shock me if Bregman edges out Trout for MVP.

    I pray every night Bellinger finishes the season batting over .300 but cripes he has been slipping downward for the longest time. He did have two hits last night. The NL MVP race is between Cody and the Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon. Bellinger was sizzling early and Rendon caught fire late in the season. Tight race. Yelich, like Trout, is out for the season so his chances of winning MVP are now slim.

    Nationals speedy SS Trea Turner was the star in a doubleheader Tuesday that cinched a playoff birth for the Nationals. He also has been hot of late and he is such a terrific athlete I would like to see his team advance in the playoffs. First they have to deal with the one all or nothing game against either the Cardinals or Brewers.
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    NY Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso ties the MLB record for Homeruns by a rookie at 52 tying Aaron Judge. Hopefully, he'll break the record.
     
  5. Shadowlight

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    Brett Gardner laced his 28th home run last night as the Yankees won big. Thank goodness the heavy non white Indians were bumped from the playoffs. Tampa Bay is in and OF Austin Meadows slugged his 33rd HR. They will play Oakland in the play in game.

    A beat writer for the Pirates called SS Kevin Newman a useless player a few weeks ago. I kid you not. Good glove, athletic, batting over .300 and won the game last night with two home runs including a come from behind walk off. Shove it up your fruit cup ass mister. I am so sick of beat writers taking cheap pot shots at budding white stars.

    To me though the highlight last night was Cody Bellinger who went 2-3 and slugged another majestic home run, his 47th. Unless his manager screws up and loses the plot with only two games left Cody should end up batting .300 or more. And he is my clear choice for NL MVP.

    Astros stud pitcher Justin Verlander has 20 wins and is in contention for the Cy Young. He is also married to gorgeous and well endowed Kate Upton. Lucky bastard.

    A spectacular athlete, Bellinger is a rarity. I can't recall a player who plays two positions at gold glove caliber ( RF and 1B). He even plays CF at times like last night. To me he is one of the greatest pure athletes in the entire sports world. Don't hold your breath thinking the media will jump on board. They reserve the "greatest athlete" tags for black athletes only, especially football and basketball players.

    Before Cody there was Joc Pederson, another big time athlete with power. Pederson's stock fell a bit due to lack of contact but he has still managed to slug 36 home runs this season so far including another moon shot from last night.

    Overall MLB attendance has fallen yet again.

    I cite two reasons.

    The economy isn't all that great for everyone especially normal folk. Despite all the media claims.

    And secondly the presence of non white Latin players clogging up rosters from head to toe, with a few exceptions. Many don't even speak English. Middle class whites who are the core fan base for baseball apparently aren't too thrilled with this development. Plus the game has been junked up with the juiced ball assuming fans have the attention spans of a flea. Sadly they are mistaken. Many baseball fans are very knowledgeable.
     
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  6. knightedsoldier5000

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    Knightedsoldier, here's what I wrote about Soler two weeks ago:

    He's a classic example of what I've been talking about with the "juiced ball" and possibly the lingering scourge of Steroid abuse in baseball. While Soler is not small (listed at 6'4", 230) by any means, he only had 38 career HR's over parts of 5 Major League seasons -- well over 1,100 plate appearances in that 5 year span. Suddenly, in just 620 PA's this season, he has 44 dingers? Don't surprised if Soler reaches 50 this season.

    When you consider the ball was likely juiced after the All-Star break in 2015, Soler only had 33 HR's in over 1,000 PA's between 2015 to 2018 with a "juiced ball". Now, again, he has 44 HR's in just 620 PA's? Also, consider Soler is doing this in a ball park that is considered pitcher friendly. I believe from 1969 up until this season, the Royals franchise record was only 38 HR's in a season. Not sure if Soler is doing steroids, but giving what I just posted (the sudden power surge), how can one not think about it?



    P.S: Soler was in a mini-slump since that post two weeks ago, only one HR in 13 days, but broke out today with 2. Also, Soler spent a good portion of his career with the Cubs, playing in the bandbox of Wrigley Field, and was not a prolific HR hitter. Actually, he averaged 7.6 HR's per season since 2014. All of a sudden, in a noted "pitchers park" (K.C.), he's turned in Hank Aaron? Yeah, nothing Shady to see, right?
     
  8. knightedsoldier5000

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    Good stuff, Truthteller! I missed the post the first time around. It really is disturbing to see how many latins are on every roster. Americans are being boxed out of their own sports. America is not a country anymore, it's a dumping ground for the world's refuse. Anyone that wants to come here can and will and won't think twice about taking from us. "American" sports being stolen by foreigners is just a tiny example.

    2 factors that are rarely discussed in whites being displaced in pro sports (besides the caste system and open borders):

    1) if you add up the total population of all the south american and caribbean countries, I'll estimate it at 400- 500 million. In America alone, whites are lucky to be 50%, so about 150 million whites. So MLB is drawing talent from a population of about 750+ million (350 total American population + Latin American countries, say 400 million), only about 20-25% of the population to draw talent from is white. And don't forget Japan, and other countries like Korea for the occasional MLB player. Open borders and de-nationalization of sports into worldwide dumping grounds for talent can only diminish the amount of whites in the sport, and I'm sure the globalists are overjoyed at the prospect. Despite this, whites are hanging on and excelling on MLB rosters despite the vast hordes of non-Americans invading the league and our nation.

    2) Whites are generally taught from an early age that they need to start preparing for a respecatable career. Efforts are put into study and learning. Whereas, nonwhites are taught that the only chance to succeed is to be good at sports and to put total focus on throwing a ball through a hoop etc. Whites just don't focus on a career in sports like non-whites do b/c whites are expected to be productive, and unless they have truly gifted natural abilities at a particular sport, they aren't going to put all their efforts into bouncing a b-ball when there is work to be done and careers to study for. Many potential white athletes never pursued sports.
     
  10. Truthteller

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    Two excellent points, Knightedsoldier.

    I guess if there is some good news, it's that most of these Latin players come from only 4 countries: Venezuela (31 million), Dominican Republic (10 million), Cuba (11 million) and Puerto Rico (3.3 million). Mexico has a population of about 130 million, but doesn't produce a lot of gifted MLB players. Caribbean nations Curacao and Aruba probably send better players (mostly black) than Mexico, and their combined population is like 260,000.

    Despite this, whites are hanging on and excelling on MLB rosters despite the vast hordes of non-Americans invading the league and our nation.

    Great point, which should not be forgotten. Honestly, getting back to the original point, I don't think the Dominican's and the Venezuelan's would be able to compete with American players (white and black) if not for the proliferation of Steroids, particularly in terms hitting power. That's probably why baseball's hierarchy is looking the other way (for the most part) on Steroid abuse. American blacks are struggling and baseball needs these "bulked up", non-white Latin stars to fill the void.

    If I were to guess, I'd say the majority of the players from Latin American are loaded to the Gil's on Steroids. Simply no other way to look at it. Top rated, enormously hyped African American prospects are failing at alarming rates in baseball, but similar black and mulatto's from Latin America are dominating in the sport because they were signed at 16 and trained for a year or two at an "academy", before being assigned to the low minors in the U.S at 17 or (mostly) 18? Yea, right?

    Here's a post I composed several months ago which delves into how the current Latin players are so different than the Latin players (power-wise, in particular) that populated MLB for 4 to 5 decades beginning in the 1954, when Ozzie Virgil Sr. first appeared. Also, shows how American blacks just can't compete with Latin blacks/Steroids freaks anymore: http://castefootball.us/index.php?threads/2019-mlb-season.37077/page-3#post-741664


    P.S: Here's a story from the summer of 2017 when Lonsmen Doug Gottlieb states the obvious and gets into the topic of Dominican's and Steroids. DWF's wanted him fired; but he was not. No doubt being Jewish helped his cause big-time, as any Goy would've been fired after that: https://foxsportsradio.iheart.com/c...landish-to-assume-adrian-beltre-is-a-cheater/
     
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  11. Flint

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    I think it's a combination of 2 things. No doubt those Latins are roided up, but they also have the advantage of spending hours and hours as kids playing sandlot ball and learning the muscle memory that is so valuable to a repetitive sport like baseball. Meanwhile American kids are spending a couple of hours a day at practice and getting a dozen swings in. Sure some kids get a lot of play in, ones with brothers and the rare neighborhood with other kids that play outside once in a while. But it's an uphill battle. Go to any minor league game and it's like watching Central American baseball with a few gringoes and brothers mixed in.
     
  12. Truthteller

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    Go to any minor league game and it's like watching Central American baseball with a few gringoes and brothers mixed in.

    Flint,
    the real problem starts with the draft process. American, Canadian and Puerto Rican players are the only ones eligible for the MLB draft. American kids (white and black) have always asked for a lot of money to skip college and jump straight to pro ball as teens. So what winds up happening is most MLB teams do their best to sign their U.S. born picks, but don't fret it if they can't sign a significant percentage of their draftees, because they know they can simply sign a bunch of undrafted 16 year olds from 3rd world countries at dirt cheap rates and stack their minor league teams that way. Ex-Yankees GM Bob Watson, who is black, once went on record saying American kids are at a huge disadvantage because this.

    Another thing to keep in mind, is there used to be a limit. Major League Baseball teams could only get like 24 visa's each year for foreign born players prior to about 2004? That was just 24 for the majors and minors combined. That was still a lot, but kept the numbers down a little bit....However, Globalist Jackal/Open Borders Nutcase/ex-U.S. Presidente Jorge Arbusto (aka GW Bush), who once "owned" the Texas Rangers, changed the rules -- MLB teams can get visa's for a much larger group or there is no limit at all?

    So it stands to reason, that with more foreigners (and less draft picks) being signed, the number of Latin born players is on the rise, especially in the lower levels of the minor leagues.

    One thing to keep in mind: If baseball really cleans up the steroid mess, don't expect as many of these Latin rags-to-riches stories, like Sammy Sosa, who went from a weak hitting speedster in his early 20's to HR monster by the age of 27! There have been hundreds more like him since the early 1990's, perhaps even Albert Pujols, who no one really wanted coming out of a small Missouri JUCO (13th round/400 overall), then flew through the minors and became a "legend" almost overnight?
     
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    One of the good results of all of this is that college baseball is predominantly white. But since scholarships are limited, many college ballplayers have to pay their own way through school to play.
     
  14. Truthteller

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    FD, the fact that college baseball is predominantly white, probably explains why MLB has been so "Lax" on Steroid testing. The clearly "juiced ball' also factors in. Simply put: MLB can never be as "white" as it is on the college level. And with African American stars become increasingly rare, MLB has turned to Latin's to fill the void. Problem was, however, Latin's were never really known as "sluggers" for most of their history in MLB? That had to change.

    Throughout most of baseball history (post 1947), black American's were superstar's and power hitters -- particularly from the 1960's to the 1990's. Once the Barry Bonds, Albert Belle era of blacks left, they needed to fill the non-white void. Again, for most of baseball's history Latin's were never great power hitters -- Even the superstars like Bert Campaneris, Dave Concepcion, Alfredo Griffen, Tony Fernandez, Cookie Rojas, Luis Aparicio, Omar Vizquel lacked power. Suddenly, between a juiced ball and tepid Steroid testing, baseball is suddenly brimming with small to averaged sized Latin "sluggers" like Jose Ramirez, Jose Altuve, Francisco Lindor and even "prodigies" like Ron Acuna, Gleyber Torres and Ozzie Albies. All these players can now be marketed as 4 to 5-tool stars.

    Today's baseball is basically trash, with all the cheating and the fake ball. MLB and their partners in crime at ESPN probably figured between the Roids and the Juiced Ball, they could re-create the Big Mac/Sosa era of the latter 1990's. Perhaps even on a greater scale? It failed miserably, as they cheapened the HR to the point no one even cares about HR records. As Shadowlight noted, attendance continues to plummet. It's dropped every year since 2015, that was the when MLB "juiced the baseballs" after the All-Star break. In 2019, they used "juiced baseballs" at AAA.
     
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  15. Shadowlight

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    This drug discussion needs to be time capsuled because history will vindicate what has been written here. Truthteller especially has uncovered stuff that is Pulitzer prize worthy. The fact the media is neglecting this issue is a reminder of how the deck is stacked against white athletes.

    In fact it sets my paranoid in full motion. Are what we witnessing in Track and Field and the NFL on the up and up when it comes to drugs? And will the media along with the leagues allow PEDs as players have discovered under the radar ways to beat the current non fail safe system? And because the true drug subjects are mainly not white will the leagues and the media continue to ignore it wholesale? It seems that way to me which is a very scary proposition.

    I remember when the Nationals got rid of Dusty Baker. He was fielding the most white friendly team in the league and they were contenders. The Nationals have moved on to play the Dodgers in a 5 game playoff series that starts tonight and their team is more mixed now but still features leadoff hitter speedster Trea Turner who I believe is playing with a broken hand. The team folded when he went down earlier in the season but have bounced back as Turner ended up hitting .298 and was second in the NL in steals with 35. He led the NL in steals last season. He is also a terrific defensive SS.

    I bring up Baker because the Pirates abruptly fired manager Clint Hurdle. Like Dusty's Nationals, the Pirates almost overnight became a more white friendly team as middle infielders Adam Frazier and Kevin Newman (.309 BA) came of age. Plus they have a rising superstar in OF Bryan Reynolds who won't win rookie of the year but I would take him in a heartbeat because he is what you call a natural. He also batted over .300 and played splendid defense in the OF.

    The pattern is that coaches who put together promising white friendly teams are more likely to get axed before their time. At least that is how I am reading it. Hurdle deserves a chance to stick around with the young players who he helped blossom this season. You can't win every season but like the Nationals it seems that some of the key building blocks are in place for the Pirates as long as they can shore up their pitching.
     
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    In an eerie follow up Mets manager Mickey Calloway was just fired after just two seasons and having a winning record along with the Mets having a strong second half of the season.

    I would be remiss if I didn't mention he too nurtured young white stars like Pete Alonso, who led MLB with 52 home runs and Jeff McNeill, who flirted with the NL batting crown. The Mets like the Pirates were more white friendly than most teams.

    What is going on here? We presume that the front offices of these teams want to win but I get the feeling they don't want to do it with a white heavy roster?
     
  17. Carolina Speed

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    Alonso hit 53 home runs. Breaking Aaron Judge's rookie record.
     
  18. Truthteller

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    Thanks for the nice words, Shadow. I think, in time, most will look back at this recent era in baseball as the "juiced ball era" and they will be correct. But they are crazy if they do not think Steroids were not a big part of this.

    Shadow, I'm also upset about the firing of Callaway, as he really did a great job down the stretch this season. Reality is, it's the Mets new GM that cost them a playoff spot, doing a horrendous job setting up the bullpen. He handed away, arguably, the Mets best OF (white kid from Wisconsin) prospect since Darryl Strawberry and a talented African American starting pitching prospect (Ex-Boston College, from Long Island) for closer Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. Diaz, who some expected to be Mariano Rivera 2.0, was wretched all season. Total garbage. GM next went out and handed big money to re-acquire Jerrys Familia as the "set-up man", who was just as bad as Diaz. If Diaz and Familia had just been a shade "below replacement", the Mets would've hosted the wild-card game and, perhaps, challenged for the division. Even the most hardcore DWF's know Diaz and Familia gutted the Mets season.

    Also, the GM handcuffed Callaway most of the season, forcing him to keep Diaz as the closer. It wasn't until Callaway used Justin Wilson/Seth Lugo to close out games, that the season turned. Also, the GM used to be Robinson Cano's (an aging, often-injured convicted Steroid cheat) agent. Making one wonder if that helped drive that catastrophic "blockbuster deal" with Seattle? Reality was, the Mets never needed Cano. McNeil hit over .300 as a rookie and they had other options.

    One positive might be Joe Girardi could be his replacement. Working the penultimate game of the Mets season (game #161) on Fox TV, Joe talked about how much he liked the Mets young core of hitters. Even mention Brandon Nimmo (a lefty Hunter Pence type), who had a down year due to neck ailments. We'll see. Again, take away Diaz and Famalia and the Mets are probably playing the Dodgers tonight!

    Let's hope the Dodgers win it all. Right now, they are clearly the team we should be rooting for to win the W.S. Hopefully Kershaw doesn't stink up the post-season, again. And, hopefully young Walker Buehler steps up big time for L.A.....Biggest issue facing L.A. could be the bullpen, as K. Jansen had a horrid 2nd half...After the Dodgers, I'd put Atlanta next, as a team I will root for. After that, perhaps, Tampas Bay? After that, who cares?
     
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  19. Johnny Tightlips

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    Dodgers took care of business tonight, Its going to be really tough to score runs on them, especially with the Nat's electing to go with Asdrubal Cabrera and Howie Kendrick over Dozier and Zimmerman
     
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    Yea, the Dodgers are the most White friendly team in baseball since as long as I’ve been aware of these things. In game 1 last night, in which they won 6-0, they started an all-White lineup including the starting pitcher! Even better, all 3 bench players they brought on were White (if you count tribesman Pederson). A Japanese pitcher was used for an inning out of the bullpen to sprinkle a little diversity in an otherwise all White affair.
     
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    I'm surprised the Cardinals defeated the Braves. Happy that Goldschmidt was a big part of the Cardinal win. A HR,D, and 2 runs scored.
    Atlanta's Freddie Freeman with a HR in the loss.
     
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    Another black/latin show off, too cool to hustle:


    Braves teammates bemoan Acuña’s lack of hustle in NLDS loss

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ml...ustle-in-nlds-loss/ar-AAIfVD3?ocid=spartandhp

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a one-run playoff loss, Ronald Acuña Jr.’s lack of hustle was the obvious mistake the Atlanta Braves couldn’t afford.

    Acuña failed to run out a long flyball to right field in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 7-6 loss to St. Louis in Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Thursday night. He admired his drive as he carried his bat with him on his slow jog down the first-base line.
    The bad news for Acuña and the Braves: It was not a homer. The ball hit off the wall, and he had to settle for a single instead of a double.
    After showing lack of hustle in an almost identical play on Aug. 18, Acuña was pulled out of a 5-3 win over the Dodgers by manager Brian Snitker. Acuña was contrite after that first mistake, and Snitker seemed convinced the 21-year-old All-Star learned his lesson.

    No one was as quick to forgive Acuña after the gaffe was repeated in the spotlight of the postseason opener.
    “It is frustrating,” star teammate Freddie Freeman said. “... You've got to know you can't have that mistake. That can't happen in the playoffs. That can't happen in the regular season. Unfortunately, that happened.”
    Acuña’s close friend, second baseman Ozzie Albies, said the lollygagging could have cost Atlanta a win. Albies said “a couple guys” spoke up in the clubhouse after the game to tell Acuña “just run out of the box.”
     
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    Spot on analysis and their new ass wipe GM, Brodie Van Wagener used to be a sports agent. Good grief. I'd be surprised if the Mets fork out for Girardi, a good coach and class act see just retired Bruce Bochy. These new hot shot "know it all" (that's a laugh) GMs don't want to be overshadowed by a strong minded manager.

    Mike Trout will have a new manager too. Will it be quirky but likeable Joe Madden?

    The outfielder that the Mets foolishly dumped to bring in steroid laced has been Cano was Jarred Kelenic, a 2018 first round five tool talent who many predict big things for the Mariners. Kelenic has star potential. Like Dodgers SS Gavin Lux he is from Wisconsin.

    Speaking of the Dodgers they whiffed too many times last night which brought back memories of last year. Granted the Nats starting pitching staff is deadly but relax gentlemen and let the game come to you. Need to be patient and calm in the playoffs.
     
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    Lux is a stud, from my neck of the woods. His uncle is Auggie Schmidt, former MLB player.
     
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    Shadow, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is quite the character. Not sure if he's a Caste stooge or not, at this point, but he made a horrendous deal to acquire a "lights outs" closer that stunk last season and Steroid creep/personal friend Cano. Hopefully he doesn't get "full of himself" and hire some no-name skipper, when there are a ton of good veteran/non-Caste leaders to choose from. Despite his terrible deal for Diaz and Cano, he did make an excellent trade in getting J.D. Davis from the Astros, who have been loaded with excellent white position prospects (in recent years), that they don't seem to value, except as "trade bait".

    We'll see if the Marcus Stroman deal works out, as Brodie yielded another promising, ex-first rounder (white pitcher) to Toronto to get the diminutive hurler. The Mets pipeline is currently weak after these deals. AAA Syracuse featured a team mostly filled with Latin, ex-MLB players/stars well over 30. Speaking of Syracuse, Brodie's most famous client as an agent was non other AAA backup outfielder Tim Tebow! One of his most recent hires was ESPN Jessica Mendoza, as a part-time baseball consultant.

    Bucky, you are correct, Augie Schmidt is one heck of coach/mentor. He has turned his nephew (younger sister's son) into quite a MLB prospect, who is already flashing for the Dodgers. One quick point, regarding Augie, he never played in the Majors and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in MLB history. He was selected 2nd overall (University of New Orleans) by Toronto in the early 1980's, but only reached AAA. DWF's love to mention Schmidt was drafted ahead of Dwight Gooden. Mets broadcasters brought it up when the Mets played the Dodgers in September -- their commentary was not flattering towards Augie. Gotta feel bad for Augie, as the media and DWF's constantly remind him of that. Perhaps his nephew's success will take away some of the sting, because Augie developed the kid as a baseball player?

    Ironically, I believe the Blue Jays must have felt they had to draft a 3B high (Augie), because current NBA caste-cuck GM Danny Ainge walked away from Toronto in 1981, after claiming he was giving up basketball forever. I don't remember Ainge with the Jay's, but in retrospect he probably made the right choice. But who knows how good he could've been if he stuck with baseball? He started at 3B for Toronto at the age of 20, so he really never gave it a chance? Actually, just looked it up. Ainge, barely missed making his MLB debut as a teenager (19), while he was still an All-American guard at Brigham Young.
     
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