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  • #196332
    blingboy
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    I guess it should be mentioned Ozuna was on the last Cards squad to advance beyond the WC.

    #196340
    Oliver
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    Not sure what that means. We were humiliated by the Nationals. Ozuna was a bad trade.

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    Brian Walton
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    #196868
    1982 willie
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    That was a good read on herget. Love stories like that. It would be great if he could at least finish out the season. Nice that he shared that with his parents. Parents give all for their kids in these situations so they can have a chance to live their dream.

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    That is a great article. Give me a good perspective. I used to love college football, and have soured on it in recent years, mostly on the big programs, due to all the conference changing and how a conference no longer represents your local region like it used to.

    It still does in some cases, but not like the old days. Not to mention the aura of the bowl games is gone. And of course professional sports is ridiculous. But this helps bring it all in perspective. Teams and organizations are composed of a lot of guys like Herget – guys who want to play because they love the competition, and maybe, just maybe, they can where a big league uniform for awhile.

    Just to say “I was there” is something we all would love to be able to recite.

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    The Reds signed Piscotty to a minor league deal.

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    BikeMike, I used to follow college football religiously. Originally from Nebraska so I thought there was nothing finer than watching Tommy Frazier run the option. Take a fast qb, a good running back, 2 receivers who know their job is to block, a tough fullback, and a group of cornfed bullies that want to pound you for 60 minutes, and a coach who knew how to execute it, and it made for a wholly satisfying experience. Sadly, it has been decided that you can’t play option football anymore. I think it is more that you can no longer get a whole team to commit to that style of play where the receivers get no fanfare and that it is not a stepping stone to the NFL. I’ll still enjoy watching the military teams run it well and pray that Frost can bring this Nebraska team back from the mediocrity it has basked in since the turn of the century. The other big strike against option football now, how they run the clock constantly. Used to be able to keep it close for 2 1/2 quarters while pounding them on the ground to wear them out. Try that now and the game is over when the defence begins to slow down.

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    Good stuff Mr Perkins. My dad played at Nebraska his freshman year, back when the frosh had their own team separate from the varsity. Then he transferred to a small school in Nebraska and is in their athletic Hall of Fame.

    The Huskers seem to hit a new low every week. But it is not the same with the conferences no longer representing your general geographic area. It is minor league pro football. I still watch it some, but am a typical old geezer when it comes to college football in that I grumble how much better it was in the old days.

    That has nothing to do with former Cardinals so so will finish with this. Great to see Julian Javier in our Hall of Fame and enjoyed Jimmy the Cat’s interview with him during the game last weekend. My dad loved Hoolie.

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    #198623
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    Lee Thomas was a pretty good player, as well as making his mark in the front office of our club and the Phillies. Had a couple of years of over 120 OPS+. Was a big contributor to that 1962 Angels team that surprised everyone by contending in their second year of existence.

    #198626
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    Am I right in saying that Carlos Martinez is now suspended for domestic abuse on top of the PEDs suspension? Jeez.

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    #198630
    gscottar
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    I would say his career is probably over.

    #198631
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    But it is not the same with the conferences no longer representing your general geographic area.

    I haven’t followed college football since the Big 8. I traveled to Lincoln for the Missouri game in 1978. One the more unsettling experiences I have ever had was 70,000 people falling silent when Nebraska’s last chance drive ended with an incompletion. A few year later, I was in a theater watching The Day After, and when Lithgow’s character is on the radio “this is Lawrence, Kansas, is anybody there? Anybody at all?” I thought back to that and got creeped out all over again.

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    #198690
    14NyquisT
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    September 1st, 2022
    Will Leitch

    Here is every team’s most underappreciated player

    Nationals: Lane Thomas, LF
    The Nationals have so many needs that just simply having a league-average hitting outfielder feels like a victory. Thomas is that, anyway. And they got him for Jon Lester!

    #198692
    bccran
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    Lane Thomas was very mediocre here. He’s still mediocre with a BA of .240 and OBP of .293. 42 RBI is 116 games.

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    Thomas hás improved into a ~2 War player. Not great but certainly good value pré abr.

    #198694
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    I agree mediocre offensive numbers. How about these numbers BA .259 OBP .318 47 RBI in 127 games

    #198695
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    Oliver…Haha…GG, 26 SB’s, 5th in the NL with 84 runs scored, plays both middle IF positions flawlessly. I love pct. and decimal pt’s. but in my view, sometimes numbers or words won’t accurately illustrate a ballplayers’ overall net value.

    #198696
    bccran
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    In addition, Lane’s attitude didn’t fit in St. Louis.

    #198697
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    My point was that yes he is all the things you said. Defense extraordinaire. No questions. I was just talking offense side. How can to Thomas be considered mediocre with lower but similar numbers offensively but not Edman. He is scoring of so many runs does not truly correlates with his OBP. Maybe he is hard to double up so he is on base that way multiple times. I don’t have a problem with Edman he is a amazing defensive players, my problem is the fact that other fans compare other players saying they can’t field like Edman of course not too many can. But when it comes to comparing offense then well that’s not fair he is defensive wiz. He is an average hitter that’s my point.

    #198698
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    Oliver…Oh yeah, I get it. I was just having some fun and I’m certainly as guilty as anyone when it comes to picking peaches where simple numbers are concerned. What I was sort of driving at is, that in my view, there are certain sorts of players that can only be accurately evaluated by simply watching them play over the course of a season or two. These types of players don’t normally hang up gaudy numbers in any particular category, but they seem to do all the little things to perfection. As for Lane Thomas, I remember him, but just vaguely.

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    Thomas had his chance here but the competition was stiff. A league average hitting CF capable outfielder should stay employed for a good while, even without fabulous hair. We got what we desperately needed from Lester. Answered the bell 12 turns in a row. Went 5+ every time, didn’t get blown out and exited with the team in a position to win it. We went 7-5 in the games he started. A work-a-day horse, over the hill, but knew his business.

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