Jan 18, 2017

Solid as The Hall of Fame Rock ~ Pens

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80 comments:

  1. Saint Paddy8:20 AM
    THis is the day for The Rock. Into the Hall or screwed over by MLB?

    I listened to a bit about him on CBC on the weekend - the journalist doing the story had numbers that are ridiculous when you think he might not make it in. I can't remember the names, but he listed 5 or 6 huge named hall of famers and Raines' on base percentage and number of times on base exceeded them all.

    I care little to nothing about baseball anymore, but Raines is my all time favourite Expo and he deserves to be amongst the greats.

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    1. If he doesn't get in there are definitely more than a few screws loose.

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  2. Loved Raines and loved the Expos!

    Now then...Go you Fucking Habs Go!!

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  3. Ok a measuring stick game. McSplooge of the day, our first for Hanzl, I feel dirty

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  4. 3 hours to go!

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/213666836/2017-hall-of-fame-announcement-on-deck/

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  5. I just heard on 690 his is in

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  6. Based upon tonite I might upgrade my opinion of the coach from eMTy to idot savant

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  7. Reading Sid's comments on eMTy the damming with faint praise meme comes to mind.

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  8. Congrats Time Raines!

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    1. Yes! 10th time lucky! Hall of Fame baby!

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    2. Heh. Got excited and let autocorrect incorrectly correct.

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    3. Congratulations! About time.

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  9. the Maritimer6:06 PM

    The Rock is in!! YAY!!!

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    1. Great day in Montréal sports.

      Next year Vlad gets in.

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  10. "As Montreal-born baseball author Jonah Keri, who tirelessly plugged Raines as a surefire Hall of Famer, noted, it actually was basic arithmetic. No WAR or OPS+ necessary. You simply add Raines’ career hits and walks and hit-by-pitches you get 3,977, or 22 more times on base than first-ballot guy Tony Gwynn. Rock’s .385 on-base percentage was higher than Willie Mays’, Roberto Clemente’s and Mike Schmidt’s. The Baseball Writers Association of America voters finally validated what your Little League coach used to tell you: A walk really is as good as a hit."

    http://www.tsn.ca/raines-finally-rewarded-for-electric-career-1.653215

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  11. People should never forget hat the toronto bluejays and their version of the SFU helped vote the Expos out of the league.

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    1. the Maritimer6:21 PM

      I'll never forget. I hate the fucking blow jays.

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    2. My wish for them is that they always come close to winning but never winning at all. Hurts more that way.

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  12. One gets the feeling one is sometimes stalked;

    https://twitter.com/canadiensmtl

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  13. Raines WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    About fucking time

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  14. Headed out for a delightful family steak dinner at Gibbys for a birthday. Hope to catch the 3rd with you kids.

    GYFHG. For Timmy!

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  15. Nice read by a great young Montreal sportswriter;

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/why-tim-raines-making-the-hall-of-fame-means-so-much-to-a-kid-from-montreal/

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    1. Keri is one to follow and listen too. His Twitter and Podcast are excellent.

      He is becoming Farberesque.

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  16. Right fucking on! Shouldn't have taken this long but Tim is in. Vladdy - the last Expo in next year perhaps?

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  17. Just tuned into Tim and Sid to catch the Tim Raines interview. What a class act! And after the interview they mentioned 29 (not exactly by name, but...) - "...this is actually a terrible day for Bud Selig He's going in - he's going to be there. And there will be a lot of Expos fans there, some will have been drinking for many days..."

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    1. http://montrealgazette.com/sports/baseball/expos-fans-set-to-rock-tim-raines-party-at-baseball-hall-of-fame

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  18. Was up N-E of QC last weekend and my Mom made some pâté au saumon.

    http://www.recettes.qc.ca/recettes/recette/pate-au-saumon-120717

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  19. the Maritimer7:27 PM

    puke-net gives Habs fans leaf lover Romanuk and Habb hater gary gawley for play by play. Why? Do they hate is too?

    Also, anyone know who the new whipping boys are on rds now that PFK and Lego are no longer available to whip?

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    1. Right now its N8.

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    2. the Maritimer7:38 PM

      Figures.

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  20. the Maritimer7:42 PM

    Picked up a Leko rookie card today.

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    1. Value will go up when he wins the Calder.

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    2. the Maritimer8:05 PM

      No chance. Matthews and Marner... SFU will see to it.

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  21. I guess Sara was only making a guest appearance.

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  22. My last batch of rhubarb was made into a strawberry pie!

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  23. the Maritimer8:07 PM

    I see chokula behind the Tuxedos' bech, he must have had a meltdown after that 8-7 game the other night.

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    1. He couldn't write in his pad fast enough, had to learn shorthand.

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  24. the Maritimer8:12 PM

    There goes that. Jinx!

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  25. No chance for Carey on that one.

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  26. If only they could hit the net, they could have had a few goals there.

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  27. the Maritimer8:23 PM

    Are they playing not to lose again?

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  28. Definitely not an endorsement for O'Leary by his former Dragon colleague.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtWX7ZYl-pQ&feature=youtu.be

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  29. the Maritimer8:49 PM

    Over.

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  30. @ the M. Nope pretty sure they're playing to lose.

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  31. Nobody paid any attention to Fehr.

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    1. Lousy backchecking on both goals.

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  32. Love the pic of the day!

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    1. Heh. You can buy it on Easy as an iPhone case.

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  33. ... start blending the lines ...

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    1. the Maritimer9:07 PM

      It's whirring...

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  34. the Maritimer8:52 PM

    Anybody fearing the collapse?

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  35. Nice 3/4 on 2. You take it. No no you take it. There it was gone.

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  36. New drinking game. When you hear the play by play guy say " fires it wide!" or any version of that statement, take a drink. You may not last to the end of the game.

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    1. in front of fires it wide, should say (insert Habs player name).

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    2. What if I'm already drinking?

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  37. Grrr. They're shooting it everywhere except on net.

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  38. the Maritimer9:10 PM

    I think I'm going to call it a night after this period. Nuthin' goin' on here.

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    1. the Maritimer9:12 PM

      Yep. Night folks.

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    1. I see what you did there.

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  40. She's wrote. See y'all Friday. Make it Sexy.

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  41. Hey look, they got a shot.

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  42. Not going to win much taking only 20 shots. Shaw looked pretty decent, Dish - Not so much. Danault need to move back onto Patches' Line. But what do I know...fuck!

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  43. the Maritimer8:04 AM

    "That's a good team," said Price. "They play a winning style of hockey and that's the reason they won the Stanley Cup last season.

    I sure wish the Habs would play that style.

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  44. Great read; http://montrealgazette.com/sports/baseball/jack-todd-expos-speedster-tim-raines-earns-baseball-hall-of-fame-nod

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  45. https://theringer.com/leveon-bell-running-back-style-pittsburgh-steelers-b7ecf738b64f#.pc6vt94yt

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  46. I see the Nucks have called up PK's little bro. Best of luck to him.
    And McM's little big brother John signed with the IceCaps and played with him last night for the first time in their professional careers. Awesome for them.

    I will mercifully head to the cottage for a couple of nights, away from the web and the cable and just shut off for a couple days. Good luck to the Habs against 2 lesser teams.

    Fear not I'll be back in time to see the 27-24 victory for the Pats over the Steelers :)

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  47. the Maritimer10:05 PM

    The Senators and Mike Condon manage to go into Columbus and win 2-0. How is that even possible?

    Like Saint Paddy I am going to take a couple of games off. I'm a little tired of watching shyte hockey. A break never hurts.

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  48. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2017/01/no-choking-on-sexy-friday-nj.html

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