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Joe Maddon wins Manager of the Year

Not that this is terribly surprising, but it's newsworthy all the same:

Joe Maddon is the National League's Manager of the Year.

The Cubs went 97-65 this season, a year after going just 73-89. They made the playoffs via the Wild Card and progressed to the NLCS, where they were eventually swept by the Mets in four games.
Maddon's presence with the team certainly went a long, long way to turning things around for one of the league's most troubled franchises.

It's not all about Maddon, though - this Cubs team was nothing like the 2014 edition.

The emergence of young future (and even present) superstars like Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber turned this team on its head.
The youngsters, combined with amazing seasons by Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Jake Arrieta made the Cubs one of the most feared teams in the National League.
Many had them picked to win the World Series before they ran into the piping-hot Mets in the NLCS. They met an unstoppable force and couldn't pull it off, but had a great season nonetheless.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Mets' Terry Collins finished third in Manager of the Year voting behind Maddon and Mike Matheny of the Cardinals.

Sure, the Cardinals finished with the best record in baseball, but if you ask me, what Collins did as manager was more impressive than Matheny's work.

The Mets' head honcho took a minor league roster and guided them through a brutal first half of the season before picking up some huge mid-season acquisitions and turning on the style late in the season, reaching the World Series before falling to the Royals.
Sure, none of this actually matters, and I think most people pretty much agreed that Maddon would win Manager of the Year. Many probably picked Collins to finish second ahead of Matheny, but that's just making an argument for no reason.

So, there we have it baseball fans: Maddon, Matheny, Collins. Is this the right order? Would you have given the award to someone else?

Also, any updates on Cespedes?
@jeff4122 I seriously think the Cubs are the favorite to win the WS next season...let's wait and see!
Also, people expected Kris Bryant to be pretty good, but not this good. And Arrieta was just simply in beast mode.
I would've given it to Maddon. Who would've expected the Cubs to make it to the playoffs esepcially when they were in the same division as the Cards and Pirates!
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Whitt87 ๊ทธ์˜ ํ•œ๊ตญ์‹œ์ ˆ ๋‹‰๋„ค์ž„์€ โ€œ๋ํŒ์™•โ€์ด์•ผ. ๋ฌธ์ œ ์—†์„๊บผ์•ผ. ใ„ด JacobMHS ๋˜๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‹‰๋„ค์ž„: โ€œ๋Œ๋ถ€์ฒ˜โ€ ใ„ด crackalac ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜ฌ๋•Œ ๋ณด์Šค์™€ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์Œ์•…์ด ํ˜๋ €์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด. ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ฉด ์ด๋Ÿฐ๊ฑฐ. ใ„ดใ„ด megagnome5000 ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ฒ˜์Œ์— ์Šˆํผ๋งˆ๋ฆฌ์˜ค 64 ๋…ธ๋ž˜ ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ใ„ดใ„ดใ„ด crackalac ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ข‹์ง€. ์–ด์ฉŒ๋ฉด ๊ทธ์—๊ฒŒ ๋ณด์Šค์ „์— ํ˜๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š” ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ๋กœํ…Œ์ด์…˜์œผ๋กœ ํ‹€์–ด์ค„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ใ„ดใ„ดใ„ด Killericon One Winged Angel โ€“ ์ด๋…ธ๋ž˜๊ฐ€ ๋”ฑ์ด์•ผ ใ„ดใ„ดใ„ดใ„ด crackalac ๋‚˜๋„ ๊ทธ๋…ธ๋ž˜ ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋‚ด์ƒ๊ฐ์—” ์†Œ๋‹‰์ด ๋” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ๋งŽ์ด ์•Œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„. necropaw ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฅผ ์•„ํ‚ค๋ชฌ๋“œ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ถˆ๋ €์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด ใ„ด Gospel_of_Fredbird ๋งŒ์•ฝ์— ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ์„ธ์ด๋ธŒ๋ฅผ ๋ชปํ•˜๋ฉด ์ƒ๋Œ€ํŽธ์ด ๋งˆ์šฐ์Šค๋ฅผ ์–ป๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ใ„ด Drgntrnr ๊ทธ๋Š” ์ฃฝ์„๊บผ์•ผ. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋“ค์˜ ํด๋กœ์ €๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ๋˜ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์œผ๋กœ ๋˜๋Œ์•„๊ฐ€๋Š”๊ฑฐ์ง€. ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๊ฐ”๋‚˜. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ผ์ด ์ผ์–ด๋‚˜๋ฉด ์•ˆ๋˜๊ฒ ์ง€. ใ„ดใ„ด necropaw ์š”์ ์„ ์ž˜ ์งš์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ. thekidfromyesterday ๊ทผ๋ฐ KBO๋Š” ํƒ€๊ณ ๋ฆฌ๊ทธ๋ผ๊ณ  ์•ˆํ–ˆ์–ด? ใ„ด superxero044 ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋“ค์€๋ฐ”๋กœ๋Š” ๋งž์•„ ใ„ดใ„ดThats-WhatShe-Said_ ๋‚˜ ์ง€๊ธˆ ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ์„ค๋ž˜๋ ค๊ณ ํ•ด... ใ„ดใ„ดใ„ด superxero044 ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋ฐฉ๊ธˆ ์นด๋””๋„์Šค ํŒฌ์„ ๊ธฐ์˜๊ฒŒํ•œ๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ๊ธฐ๋ถ„ ๋”๋Ÿฝ๋„ค ใ„ดใ„ดใ„ดใ„ด pbrunts ๋ฐฉ๊ธˆ ๋‹ˆ๋ง์ด ์šฐ๋ฆด ๋” ๊ธฐ์˜๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์–ด blazingboom ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ 8๋ฒˆ์˜ ์‹œ์ฆŒ๋™์•ˆ ๊ตฌ์›์ƒ์„ 5๋ฒˆ์ด๋‚˜ ๋ฐ›์•˜๋ฐ. ๋Œ€๋ฐ•! WagesOvBen ๋ํŒ์™•์ด๋ผ๋‹ˆ, ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ๋‹‰๋„ค์ž„์ธ๋ฐ. ๊ทผ๋ฐ ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ํด๋กœ์ €๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ๋ฉด, ๋ฐ”์ด์Šจ์ด๋ผ๊ธฐ ๋ณด๋‹ค ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ํŠธ์— ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์šด๊ฑฐ ์•„๋‹๊นŒ? ใ„ด MdRedbirdFreak โ€œ๋Œ๋ถ€์ฒ˜โ€ ์ด๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋‚˜์˜์ง€ ์•Š์•„ ใ„ดใ„ด blaker1 ์†”์งํžˆ ์ €๊ฑฐ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋“ค์–ด๋ณธ ์•ผ๊ตฌ ๋ณ„๋ช…์ค‘์— ์ตœ๊ณ ๋กœ ๋ฉ‹์ง„๋ฐ? ใ„ดใ„ด dr.howl ๋งž์•„, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋„ ์ € ๋ณ„๋ช…์„ ๊ณง ์–ป๊ฒŒ๋ ๊บผ์•ผ akaitori ์ € ๋‹‰๋„ค์ž„์„ ์„œ์–‘์‹์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ”๊พผ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ถ€๋ฅด๊ฒŒ๋˜๋Š”๊ฑธ๊นŒ. ๋Œ์˜ˆ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋น„์Šทํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ ... ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ๋ฌผ์–ด๋ณด๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ ใ„ด hangingfromatree ์•„๋งˆ ๋Œ๋ถ€์ฒ˜๋Š” ๋ฏธ์ฃผ๋ฆฌ์—์„œ๋Š” ๊ดœ์ฐฎ์„๊บผ์•ผ. hazel ์ € ์˜์ƒ์€ ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ๊ทธ์˜ ์ตœ์ข… ํผ๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ์•ผ MdRedbirFreak ์ž ๊น... ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ์ผ๋ฆฌ๋…ธ์ด์—์„œ ์ €๋…์‹œ๊ฐ„์— ์นด์ง€๋…ธ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ„๋‹ค๋ฉด, ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ํ•œ๊ตญ๋ฒ•์„ ์–ด๊ธฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ๋ถˆ๋ฒ• ๋„๋ฐ•์œผ๋กœ ๊ฑธ๋ฆฐ๋ฐ ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋น„ํ•˜์ธ๋“œ ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋“ฃ๊ณ ์‹ถ์–ด mattswithbats ๋” ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ๋ฌธ์ œ. ๊ทธ์˜ ์ด๋ฆ„์„ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ฐœ์Œํ•˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ใ„ด Craig Edwards ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ฝ๋Š”๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ™•์‹ ํ•ด Sung-Won hr ์‚ฌ์‹ค ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•ดํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์ง€๋งŒ Oh ์™€ Hwan ์€ ์ ํžŒ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋ฐœ์Œํ•˜๋ฉด ๊ฑฐ์˜ ๋น„์Šทํ•ด ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  Seung์— ์žˆ๋Š” โ€˜euโ€™๋Š”Selena์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ฒซ๋ฒˆ์งธ e์™€ ๋ฐœ์Œ์ด ๋น„์Šทํ•ด. ใ„ด avs18fan ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ โ€œOh-Seng Wanโ€ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ฐœ์Œ๋˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ใ„ด hk oo๋ฅผ book ํ• ๋•Œ oo์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋˜๊ณ , ๋‚ด์ƒ๊ฐ์— Seng ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” Sung์— ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์›Œ. ajmaybaseball ์ด๊ฑฐ ์ƒ๋‹นํžˆ ํฅ๋ฏธ๋กœ์šด๋ฐ El Pandito ์•„์‹œ์•„์˜ ์นจ๊ณต. ์ข‹์€๋ฐ! ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ์ง€๋Š” ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด์ง€๋งŒ ์ข‹์•„!. ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ ํ˜ผํ˜ˆ๋กœ์„œ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ•์„ ํ”ผ์ธ ๋ฒ„๊ทธ์— ๋นผ์•—๊ธด๊ฑธ ๋ณด๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋งค์šฐ ๊ดด๋กœ์› ์–ด. ํŠนํžˆ ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ๋งค์šฐ ์‹ค๋ ฅ์žˆ๋Š” ์„ ์ˆ˜๋ผ๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋ฐํ˜€์กŒ์„ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋ง์ด์ง€. ์„ธ์ธํŠธ ๋ฃจ์ด์Šค์—๋Š” ๋ฏฟ์„๋งŒํ•œ ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ ์ปค๋ฎค๋‹ˆํ‹ฐ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ ์ด ์„ ์ˆ˜ ๊ด€๋ จ ๊ธฐ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ์–ด. ์ด ์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ํŒ€์— ๊ณตํ—Œํ•  ๋งŒํ•œ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ฏฟ์–ด๋ณด์ž๊ณ . ์•„์ง ํฌ์ง€์…˜์ด ์ •ํ•ด์ง„ ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ดœ์ฐฎ์€๊ฑฐ๊ฐ™์•„ El Pandito ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์ด ์žˆ์ง€. ๋ฆด๋ฆฌํ”„๋ฅผ ๋ฐ๋ ค์˜ค๋Š”๊ฑด ํฐ ๋ฆฌ์Šคํฌ๊ฐ€ ์—†์–ด. ์นด๋””๋„์Šค๊ฐ€ ์ž…์ฐฐ์—์„œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ํŒ€๋“ค๊ณผ ์ž…์ฐฐ์„ ๋‹ค๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์„œ ์œ„ํ—˜์„ ๊ฐ์ˆ˜ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑธ ๋ณด๋Š”๊ฑด ์œ ์พŒํ•œ ์ผ์ด์•ผ. ใ„ด mattybobo ์ด๊ฑฐ ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ์‹ค๋ง์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด๋ฐ. ํŠนํžˆ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ•์—๊ฒŒ ์ž…์ฐฐ๊ธˆ์•ก์„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋‚ฎ๊ฒŒ ๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ์„œ ๋ฐ๋ ค์˜ค์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ ์ดํ›„๋กœ ๋ง์•ผ. ใ„ดใ„ด avs18fan ๋‚ด์ƒ๊ฐ์—” ๋ฐ•๋„ ๊ทธ๋žฌ์–ด. ๊ธˆ์•ก์€ ์ƒ๊ฐ ์•ˆ๋‚˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ง์ด์•ผ. blazingboom ๊ทธ๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ๋งŒ ์กฐ๋ช…์„ ๋ฐ›์€๊ฒŒ ์•„๋ƒ. ๊ทธ๋Š” 2์‹œ์ฆŒ์„ ์ผ๋ณธ์—์„œ ๋›ฐ์—ˆ์–ด. ์ฒซ ์‹œ์ฆŒ์— ์™ธ๊ตญ ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์ตœ๋‹ค ์„ธ์ด๋ธŒ ๊ธฐ๋ก์„ ๊นผ๊ณ , ๋‘ ์‹œ์ฆŒ ๋ชจ๋‘ ๊ตฌ์›์™•์ด์˜€์–ด. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ œํŽœ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ MVP์ด๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ๊ณ (์•„๋งˆ ์ œํŽœ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ๊ฐ€ ๋งž์„๊บผ์•ผ) ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋‚ด ๋ผ์ŠคํŠธ ๋„ค์ž„์ด ์ƒˆ๊ฒจ์ง„ ์ƒˆ ์…”์ธ ์™€ ์ ธ์ง€๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ๋Š”๊ฒŒ ๋”์ด์ƒ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์ธ ์ผ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ๋Š”๋ฐ ํฅ๋ถ„๋ผ! JoshuaWBC ๊ทธ๋Š” 80 ~ 90%์˜ ๋ณผ์„ ํŒจ์ŠคํŠธ๋ณผ์„ ๋˜์ ธ. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ๊ทธ์˜ ํŒจ์ŠคํŠธ๋ณผ์„ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์น˜๋Š”์ง€ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๋Š”๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๊ตฐ. ๊ทธ๋Š” 2๋…„๋™์•ˆ ์ผ๋ณธ์—์„œ ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ์ฆ๋ช…ํ–ˆ์ง€... ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์„œ ์„ฑ๊ณต์„ ํ•ด๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ ๋†€๋ผ์šด ์ผ์€ ์•„๋‹๊บผ๊ฐ™์•„. ใ„ด tyler4693 ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ โ€œ๋Œ์ง๊ตฌโ€๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ถˆ๋ฆฐ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ธ€์„ ์ฝ์€์ ์ด ์žˆ์–ด. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์•„๋งˆ ๊ทธ ๊ณต์— ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ๋œจ๋Š” ๋ชจ์…˜์ด ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€์žˆ์„๊บผ์•ผ. luckysharms93 ๋งŒ์•ฝ์— ๋ฅ˜๊ฐ€ ์ง€ํ‘œ๊ฐ€ ๋  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด... ๋ฅ˜์˜ KBO์„ฑ์ ๊ณผ ๋ฉ”์ด์ €๋ฆฌ๊ทธ ์„ฑ์ ์„ ๋น„๊ตํ•ด๋ดค์„๋•Œ, ์ด ์นœ๊ตฌ์˜ ๊ธฐ๋ก๋„ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ์‹์œผ๋กœ ๋Œ€์ž…ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์นด๋””๋„์Šค๋Š” ์ƒ๋‹นํžˆ ์•ˆ์ •์ ์ธ ๋ฆด๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ ธ์˜ค๋Š” ์…ˆ์ด์•ผ. ใ„ด tilestakes ์ข€ ๊ฑฑ์ •๋˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ์˜ ๊ตฌ์†์ด ์ž‘๋…„์— ๋ˆˆ์— ๋„๊ฒŒ ์ค„์—ˆ๊ณ  ์ด๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ์˜ ๋‚˜์ด๋ฅผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋ฉด ๊ทธ๋Ÿด๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ. erykk129 ์˜ค! scruubb ์˜ค ํ•ซํ•œ๋ฐ Kallamez ๋ญ์•ผ? ์™œ ๊ฐ‘์ž๊ธฐ KBO์˜ ์นจ๊ณต์ด ์‹œ์ž‘๋œ๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ใ„ด dablumoon ๋™๊ฐ์ด์•ผ. ๊ฐ‘์ž๊ธฐ ๋ฒค์น˜์— ๋ฅ˜, ์˜ค, ๊น€, ๋ฐ• ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์–ด์ฉŒ๋ฉด ์ด ๊นŒ์ง€ ์•‰์•„์žˆ์–ด. ์ด์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค ๋ชจ๋“œ ํ•œ๊ตญํŒ€์„ ๊ฑฐ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์•„์‹œ์•ˆ๊ฒŒ์ž„(๊ธˆ), ์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ(๊ธˆ), WBCs(์€) WBCS(๊ธˆ)์„ ํš๋“ํ•œ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์ด์•ผ. ใ„ด Worthyness ๊ฐ•์ด KBO ์„ ์ˆ˜๋“ค์ด ๋ฉ”์ด์ €๋ฆฌ๊ทธ๋กœ ๋“ค์–ด์˜ค๋Š” ๊ธธ์„ ํ™œ์ง ์—ฐ๊ฑฐ์•ผ. ๋งˆ์น˜ Ichiro๊ฐ€ ์ผ๋ณธ์„ ์ˆ˜์˜ ๊ธธ์„ ์—ด๊ณ , Cespedes๊ฐ€ ์ฟ ๋ฐ”์˜ ๊ธธ์„ ์—ด์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋ง์ด์•ผ. ํŒ€์€ ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ์ตœ๊ณ ์™€, ๋‚ฎ์€ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ์˜ ์„ ์ˆ˜๋ฅผ ์›ํ•˜์ง€. ใ„ด Worthyness ๋ฅ˜๊ฐ€ ์—ฐ๊ฒŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ณ ? ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด ๊น€๋ณ‘ํ—Œ์ด๋‚˜ ๋ฐ•์ฐฌํ˜ธ๊ฐ€ ์—ฐ๊ฒŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ตฌ? maceilean ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋„ ๊ณต์‹ ์†Œ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ์•ผ? ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด ํ•œ๊ตญ ๋งฅ์ฃผ๋Š” ์–ด๋•Œ? ใ„ด mike_rotch22 ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚œ ์นด๋””๋„์Šค ํŒฌ์œผ๋กœ์„œ, ์ด๋Ÿฐ๊ฑฐ ์งฑ์ข‹์•„. ใ„ด Quesly ์ €๊ฑฐ ๋ฒ„๋“œ์™€์ด์ €์˜ ํ•œ๊ตญ ๊ณ„์—ด์‚ฌ์•ผ DistinguishedPleb ๊ฐ•๊ณผ ์˜ค์˜ ๋Œ€๊ฒฐ์˜ ํƒ€์ดํ‹€์ด ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋˜๋„ค. ใ„ด ExodusWM ์ •์‹  ๋ชป์ฐจ๋ฆด๊บผ๊ฐ™์•„ ใ„ดใ„ด DistinguishedPleb ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ๋„ ๋งˆ์ฐฌ๊ฐ€์ง€์ผ๊บผ์•ผ. Buying2wheels ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ ์ด๋‚จ์ž ํ”ผ์นญ ๋ชจ์•„๋†“์€๊ฑฐ ์—†์–ด? ใ„ด GodsMustache ใ„ดใ„ด Buying2wheels ์™€์šฐ, ๋‚œ ๋ณ„ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€ ์—†์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ทธ๊ฐ€ ๋ฉ”์ด์ €๋ฆฌ๊ทธ์—์„œ ์ € ๋น„๋””์˜ค์—์„œ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ค€ 95%๋งŒ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๋ฉด ์„ฑ๊ณตํ• ๊บผ๊ฐ™์•„. 92mph ํฌ์‹ฌ ํŒจ์ŠคํŠธ๋ณผ์„ ๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ๋Š”๋ฐ? ๋ฒˆ์—ญ๊ธฐ์ž:์ œํ•˜ ํ•ด์™ธ ๋„คํ‹ฐ์ฆŒ ๋ฐ˜์‘ ๊ฐ€์ƒ์ด๋‹ท์ปด ๋ชจ๋“  ๋ฒˆ์—ญ๋ฌผ ์ด๋™์‹œ ์œ„ ์ถœ์ฒ˜์˜ ๋ณ€ํ˜•,์‚ญ์ œ๋“ฑ์€ ์ ˆ๋Œ€ ํ—ˆ์šฉํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
And Lou Gehrig too. On April 2, 1931 the seventeen year-old Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back-to-back. They were arguably the deadliest hitting duo in baseball history, and she did it in only seven pitches. Which is pretty damn impressive. Less impressive is what happened afterwards. "They are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day." Ruth wasn't the most gracious in defeat (via), and some historians have dismissed the exhibition game as an April Fool's Prank. It's unlikely that Ruth would have been visibly upset if he struck out on purpose, nor would he have asked the umpire to inspect the ball. And a few days later, Mitchell's contract was voided on the basis that baseball was "too strenuous" for women. Yeah, beating some of the most famous players of all time sounds really strenuous. What if she broke a nail?! /sarcasm She kept playing anyway. So clearly the game wasn't TOO strenuous (she died in 1987 at the age of 74). She joined the amateur team House of David in 1933, and retired in 1937. Meanwhile, women weren't formally banned from the MLB until 1952, though unofficially they were often kept off the field. Such was the case for Eleanor Engle, who never took the field. The President of the minor leagues stated that no contract with a woman would be approved because โ€œnot in the best interest of baseball that such travesties be tolerated.โ€ In the 1970s girls were allowed to join Little League, in the 80s women joined college baseball, and in the 1990s, Ila Borders joined the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League. But no female player has reached the majors (yet). But the 100-year anniversary of the time a teenage girl struck out some of the toughest hitters in baseball history. Maybe it'll happen again in 2031?
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A letter to the Mets' owners
Dear Fred and Jeff Wilpon, Please resign Yoenis Cespedes. This shouldn't be too much to ask. The team's payroll is currently somewhere just above $100,000,000. And I know that seems like a lot. Honestly speaking, it is. But relatively speaking, it isn't very much at all. It should be higher. This is a big team in a big market coming off a big year. Spend some money. Please, we're begging you. You made a great move last year by bringing Cespedes in right before the trade deadline. You restored faith in a franchise whose fans needed some love. We have been through a lot in the past decade (and before then, too), and you gave us some indication that you were ready to help this team win. And guess what? It almost paid off. Cespedes turned into a superstar and a fan favorite overnight and turned the Mets from an average team into a potentially great one. With the pitching that this team has in place for the next few years, it won't take that much to push them over the edge and make them legit World Series candidates. But we need a hitter. Bad. Cespedes is that guy. You don't have to sign him to a massive deal of 6 years for $150 million. I understand your hesitation there - he's aging, and can make some silly mistakes in the field. But 2 years for $50-60 million should not be too much to ask. Not for this team. Not in this market. Not with this kind of potential. You see, without Cespedes, the Mets are somewhere on the outside of the top 10 teams in the league, even with their pitching. Without Cespedes, they are a much worse team than the one that made the World Series last year. Without Cespedes, the aging David Wright and the second-year Michael Conforto will be relied on for too much. Without Cespedes, there is a gaping hole in the middle of this lineup. With Cespedes, though, this team is among the league's best. No question about it. He's still on the market, and we should have signed him a long time ago. But there is still time to make amends. You can still take advantage of the strange free agent market right now and make Cespedes the offer that he wants - rumors have it that he wants to be back in New York - and turn these Mets into not only a team that we love, but a team that we believe in. Give us something to believe in. We've waited long enough, and we know how good this team can be. Let's make it happen. Signed, A Hopeful Mets fan
Harvey misses team practice, "I screwed up"
The Mets are made the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Tickets are already sold out and Queens is getting ready to welcome back playoff baseball. But they are not off to a great start. Yesterday, Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout at Citi Field. His excuse? TRAFFIC! Manager Terry Collins said Harvey will be fined for missing mandatory team practice. But he said Harvey will not miss any games and went on to say, "This is minor. This isn't college, where he's going to miss the first quarter of a football game. I'm going to take care of it in-house. I deal with it one way. The players deal with it another way. He's going to get fined. It's no big deal. He's going to continue to pitch. He f----- up. People do that. He feels bad. The players will take care of it on their own. We don't need it. We need to try to stay as positive as we can." Harvey also apologize for his actions and said, "Basically, there's no excuse. I screwed up. I wasn't here. I showed up a little late." The Mets and Harvey haven't been getting along too well especially after the stint they had with Scott Boras, his agent, last month when Boras requested they don't have Harvey pitch more than 180 innings. Personally, I don't really give a damm whether Harvey was stuck in traffic or not. I don't care what he was doing before that. Baseball is a team sport. And if you have a mandatory team practice, you should not miss it under any circumstances, especially if you are the ace and center of that team that is contending in the postseason for the first time in nine years! I am really interested to hear what @jeff4122 has to say. Are you going to defend your best pitcher for missing "mandatory team practice"?