15 thoughts on “Wednesday Sports: 18-7-18”

  1. I’m a PCL fan. Listening right now to the radio broadcast of the Fresno Grizzlies vs the Sacramento River Cats. As usual, Fresno is beating Sacto like a dirty rug.

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  2. Ace Fungo:
    I’m a PCL fan. Listening right now to the radio broadcast of the Fresno Grizzlies vs the Sacramento River Cats. As usual, Fresno is beating Sacto like a dirty rug.

    What kind of name is “River Cats”?

    Tell us who wins.

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  3. All I know is: the consensus on the game, from my husband to what was trending on Twitter, is that everyone hates  announcer Joe Buck.

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  4. Pencilvania:
    All I know is: the consensus on the game, from my husband to what was trending on Twitter, is that everyone hates  announcer Joe Buck.

    Passing on the Buck, Pencil?

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  5. I see the final score is AL 8 – NL 6.  For the NL fans, you can by Ratburger Tissues in the Gift Shop next to the Tears of Your Enemies display.

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  6. 10 Cents:

    Ace Fungo:
    I’m a PCL fan. Listening right now to the radio broadcast of the Fresno Grizzlies vs the Sacramento River Cats. As usual, Fresno is beating Sacto like a dirty rug.

    What kind of name is “River Cats”?

    Tell us who wins.

    ‘Cause it sounds better than Alley Cats. Also, it may have something to do with where they play:

    Fresno won 8 to 3.

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  7. Ace got close to it. A RiverCat is a slang name for a river otter.  And as his photo shows, Raley Field, where the RiverCats play, and which is considered the nicest AAA ballpark in the country, is right near the Sacramento River on the West Sacto side.  The RiverCats are the AAA affiliate of the SF Giants.

    My wife and I have been 1/4 season ticket holders for a number of years.  Right now they’re doing rather poorly because, with the Giants’ multiple injuries on the DL, half of the RiverCats – the best half – are in SF helping the Giants.

    An aside for non-baseball fans: imo, baseball is by far the most interesting and complex of the major sports for one very simple reason. In every other sport – football, basketball, soccer, hockey, etc. – the offense has the ball and tries to move it to the goal while the other side simply tries to stop them.  In baseball, the defense has the ball. That means that there is potentially complex strategy employed by both offense and defense.  (Having already said more than most non-baseball fans are interested in, Ill stop here.)

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  8. 10 Cents:
    I see the final score is AL 8 – NL 6.  For the NL fans, you can by Ratburger Tissues in the Gift Shop next to the Tears of Your Enemies display.

    Do you have skulls from which to drink the Tears of Your Enemies?

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  9. Tom Lindholtz:

    10 Cents:
    I see the final score is AL 8 – NL 6.  For the NL fans, you can by Ratburger Tissues in the Gift Shop next to the Tears of Your Enemies display.

    Do you have skulls from which to drink the Tears of Your Enemies?

    Crystal or Regular, Tom? We are coming out with a commuter skull next year.

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  10. Tom Lindholtz:
    Ace got close to it. A RiverCat is a slang name for a river otter.  And as his photo shows, Raley Field, where the RiverCats play, and which is considered the nicest AAA ballpark in the country, is right near the Sacramento River on the West Sacto side.  The RiverCats are the AAA affiliate of the SF Giants.

    My wife and I have been 1/4 season ticket holders for a number of years.  Right now they’re doing rather poorly because, with the Giants’ multiple injuries on the DL, half of the RiverCats – the best half – are in SF helping the Giants.

    An aside for non-baseball fans: imo, baseball is by far the most interesting and complex of the major sports for one very simple reason. In every other sport – football, basketball, soccer, hockey, etc. – the offense has the ball and tries to move it to the goal while the other side simply tries to stop them.  In baseball, the defense has the ball. That means that there is potentially complex strategy employed by both offense and defense.  (Having already said more than most non-baseball fans are interested in, Ill stop here.)

    Baseball is a game of the imagination. There is the game before the fan and the one in the fan’s head.

    Tom, you make an interesting point that the offense does not have possession of the ball. Touching the ball can put you out.

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  11. The real miracle of baseball is summed up in 90 ft. Imagine how different the game would be if you just subtracted or added a foot to the base path. There is no indication on how 90 ft was decided which tells me, like the Virgin Birth, it was a miracle from God.

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  12. Robert A. McReynolds:
    The real miracle of baseball is summed up in 90 ft. Imagine how different the game would be if you just subtracted or added a foot to the base path. There is no indication on how 90 ft was decided which tells me, like the Virgin Birth, it was a miracle from God.

    10 yards makes sense to me. People like 10.

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  13. The real miracle of baseball is that Didi Gregorius is slowly but surely repairing my broken heart after Jeter’s retirement. And the Steinbrenner brothers appear to be as, if not more, talented than their father or at the very least gloriously savvy about the new era.

    Answer: AL all the way…

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