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 Post subject: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:15 pm 
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But, as much as Cueto v. Cole would offer great baseball theatre, I'd be ABSOLUTELY FINE with watching Cumpton or Johnson take the mound on Sunday because the Bucs win today. I can postpone my thirst for Pirate baseball theatre for Tuesday . . .

In the meantime, I'm really hoping for the Doomsday Three-Way Wildcard Tie Scenario in the AL. Put me down for hoping that Francona's Indians win the wildcard and end up playing the Red Sox. And then, of course, I'm hoping that Francona's Indians sweep the Sox right out of the playoffs.

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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:18 pm 
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I was thinking the same thing No. 9. To take it a step further, do you bring Cole in on Tuesday if Frankie struggles or runs up a high early pitch count? I really like Cole's bulldog mentality, but he struggles in his first inning and lacks experience. This was a topic on the talk shows yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
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I think I would also take a flame-thrower (Pimentel?) who won't be on the play-off roster, let him pitch to Votto or Phillips and plant one in his ribs. A whole lot of pay back coming before we start the playoffs.


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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
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bradf wrote:
I think I would also take a flame-thrower (Pimentel?) who won't be on the play-off roster, let him pitch to Votto or Phillips and plant one in his ribs. A whole lot of pay back coming before we start the playoffs.


Is Pimental that much of a flame thrower??

I like the idea though!

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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
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Animal wrote:
Is Pimental that much of a flame thrower??

He generally sits at 92-93 mph as a starter, but I have seen him throw several pitches at 96 mph this year, with a top-end of 97. He was hitting 95 mph pretty regularly at Indianapolis.

Oh, and in answer to your question, "Does Pirates pitcher [x] throw hard?", the answer is easy.

Did Huntington obtain him? If yes, then he throws hard ... very hard.


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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
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Bucfan wrote:
Animal wrote:
Is Pimental that much of a flame thrower??

He generally sits at 92-93 mph as a starter, but I have seen him throw several pitches at 96 mph this year, with a top-end of 97. He was hitting 95 mph pretty regularly at Indianapolis.

Oh, and in answer to your question, "Does Pirates pitcher [x] throw hard?", the answer is easy.

Did Huntington obtain him? If yes, then he throws hard ... very hard.


I watched him earlier this year at Altoona, and I don't remember him throwing real hard!

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 Post subject: Re: I absolutely love great baseball theatre . . .
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Well, the point was, it's the perfect time for retribution if you use someone who won't be on your playoff roster. We have (as Jack Sparrow always warned) waited for the opportune time. Tomorrow is it. We have owed them since Chapman went after Cutch. If the Reds don't start any regulars, plunk the pitcher or better yet, really let one go and nail Baker in the dugout.


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