***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Mr.Bond said:

Granted Im only a HS football official, but 99 percent of the time it's never a good thing when people know your name as an official. These guys are trying to be bigger than the game. However I'll also say that society as a whole thinks they can talk or act however they want towards an official, who whether you like them or not they are an authoritative figure and deserve respect. It goes both ways


Respect is earned, not deserved just because of position of authority. And yes that goes both ways.
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let's see how slow this Cardinal pitcher is to the plate. It must be an organizational thing
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Mr.Bond said:

Granted Im only a HS football official, but 99 percent of the time it's never a good thing when people know your name as an official. These guys are trying to be bigger than the game. However I'll also say that society as a whole thinks they can talk or act however they want towards an official, who whether you like them or not they are an authoritative figure and deserve respect. It goes both ways


I ref soccer in rec, club, adult and HS levels. It's a hard job and no fun to get yelled at by players or coaches when they perceive you made a mistake in judgement. You have to walk a fine line between letting them get it out of their system and actual dissent. We have one HS coach who has decided he's going to be familiar enough to call out a ref by name across the field where the spectators can hear it. He hasn't done it to me yet. If/when he does I'm sending him off straight away. My wife calls me by name. A coach doesn't get to do that where spectators can hear it and decide to chant it.
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Here in center field. 2nd row next to the lawn
Kashchei
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DINGER
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oh my, mega-blast by George to start.

424 ft
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Springer Dinger!!!

Wrong emoji obviously
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Springer Dinger!!!
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DING!
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I missed lead off Springer Dingers.
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That was a rocket launch.
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24 HR & 61 RBI
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SPRINGA ****IN DINGA
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
bearkatag15
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Altuve, these pitches are in the opposite batters box. Don't need to swing at those
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dlance said:

Mr.Bond said:

Granted Im only a HS football official, but 99 percent of the time it's never a good thing when people know your name as an official. These guys are trying to be bigger than the game. However I'll also say that society as a whole thinks they can talk or act however they want towards an official, who whether you like them or not they are an authoritative figure and deserve respect. It goes both ways


Respect is earned, not deserved just because of position of authority. And yes that goes both ways.



To an extent maybe. But I as an authoritative position deserve the respect from a minor or coach from the get go. If a coach disagrees with me then we can have a conversation. But I'll NEVER allow a kid to talk down on me
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


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bearkatag15 said:

Altuve, these pitches are in the opposite batters box. Don't need to swing at those
I really wish he would tighten up his strike zone and have the discipline of Bregman. May K a bit more, but his OBP would be decently better.
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bloop single for Yordan
AggiEE
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Man I thought Yordan hit that way harder than it ended up being.
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AggiEE said:

bearkatag15 said:

Altuve, these pitches are in the opposite batters box. Don't need to swing at those
I really wish he would tighten up his strike zone and have the discipline of Bregman. May K a bit more, but his OBP would be decently better.


I know it's been posted before, but I feel like he's too far from the plate in the box.

But then again he's an MVP and I'm on the couch.
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Let's see if Carlos can hold up god end of the bloop and a blast combo

Nope.
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Was away from the thread yesterday. Where is the smoke around Greinke to the Stros coming from?
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Umpiring is a hot, thankless and challenging job. At the MLB and MiLB level I don't have too much empathy for any abuse they take (within reason) because they are well paid and because of what is at stake for each player and organization. At the youth level I worry about the future and quality of umpires because I've seen some wacked out things at games that don't mean anything in the big picture.
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mathguy86
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After the launch by George this guy went with lots of movement. No more straight fastballs
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Teddy Perkins said:

Was away from the thread yesterday. Where is the smoke around Greinke to the Stros coming from?

Just that Diamondbacks have stated that they were putting him up on the market.

Stros are looking for another 1-2 with a few more years. Grienke fits that bill, the question is how much Arizona is willing to eat from his contract.

I think if we can get Grienke for 2 more years @ 20-25 million per season, that's a pretty solid deal for a bonafide Ace and is a cheaper option than what Cole may get on the market for a shorter term (more flexibility).

I think he's a good option for the right price and I don't think we'd need to give up Tucker or Whitley.

We are also not on his no-trade clause, so that means he has no leverage in a potential trade.
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JABQ04 said:

AggiEE said:

bearkatag15 said:

Altuve, these pitches are in the opposite batters box. Don't need to swing at those
I really wish he would tighten up his strike zone and have the discipline of Bregman. May K a bit more, but his OBP would be decently better.


I know it's been posted before, but I feel like he's too far from the plate in the box.

But then again he's an MVP and I'm on the couch.


Next AB, watch where his front foot ends up once he swings. He's not as far away as he starts
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Where was that??
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Gonna be one of those today.
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Jalapina is so hot
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That's going to be the #7 hitter tomorrow. What a lineup.
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Diaz hit again.

let's see what Stassi can do
mathguy86
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I might be tempted to have Stassi sac bunt even with Miley next. It's likely to be more productive that having him swing.
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Miley bunts next right?
Philip J Fry
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Just not a gidp. Anything else is acceptable
Kashchei
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Yeah, I prefer AL ball now...