Devils Dose

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  1. Gdt 10, NJ@Phi 7PM

    Great assist by Palmieri.
  2. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    This could be a series-altering game besides its value in trying to get to 4 W's.  Even if they lose this one, it could simply be the team that best recovers from running this marathon that takes the series.
  3. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

      For the half second that pitch was on its way, I had instant dreams.   How can we make Chris Young look good??!  Can't have that.
  4. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    So now we're watching the overseas broadcast?  How unbelievable is this.   And did they really halt the game because of TV?  I mean, I do want to see every pitch, but that still doesn't seem right.
  5. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I'm not sure why getting that run feels like such a relief, but it did.
  6. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    World Series!!!  This is so freakin awesome!
  7. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    Definitely disagree on this.  Contact is not this great, time-honored tradition of baseball.  Baseball is a non-contact sport.  If you look at contact sports, hockey, soccer, football, basketball, the common element generally is that there's one ball, and both teams want to have it.  If they don't have it, the team is trying to prevent the opponent from doing something with it.  In baseball, only the defense has the ball, the offense can't take it from them.  The offense also does not get to prevent the defense from executing its plays.  They don't get to shove defenders who are waiting for a popup.  A-rod doesn't get to knock a ball out of the opponents mitt.     The plays at second base are essentially a lengthy derivation of the inherent intent that a base runner has when going in on those plays.  The runner's intent that is inherent in the rules of the game is to try to reach the base before the ball gets there.  That naturally leads to the conclusion, "I have to slide in, since I'm not allowed to overrun at second base," which in turn leads to the realization, "The fielder at the bag may be stepping towards me because he's trying to turn a double play," which the ends with the deduction, "My slide into second base, ostensibly in an attempt to reach the base safely, may help my team avoid the double play."  For some reason, this strategy was allowed to remain in the game, with only some feeble regulations to prevent it from becoming the type of contact generally banned from the sport.   In keeping with baseball's tradition of not allowing the team on offense to use contact to prevent the defense from executing its plays, a change should be made.  Obviously, some coming together of players at the bases, second base in particular, is inevitable, due to timing and coincidence.  But plays like Utley's, historically allowed, should never have had a place in baseball, are inconsistent with how the sport is played in nearly all other circumstances, and should be removed from the game.  It can be done by putting some additional restrictions on the runner's slide, with some additional rules to prevent defenders from seeking such contact for a cheap double play ruling.
  8. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I'll admit that I hadn't been paying close enough attention to this during the season: is the "neighborhood" interpretation of the rules now considered defunct, now that we have instant replay?  I know that was never literally in the rules, but the enforcement was always lax on guys who were potentially turning two.   On what would have resulted if this had happened to Jeter, the MLB would have changed its rules.  We saw what happened to Buster Posey.  Suddenly decades of "that's just part of the game" became "never again."  Tejada's not significant enough to them, so they won't meddle with this series.  When a Jeter-type player goes down, it costs the league revenue in the form of lower ratings, forcing a response.     Funny, I thought you sounded like the Rangers fan earlier when, looking at the Mets' success and Philly's lack thereof, you basically said, "Well you guys have bad attendance and a crappy fanbase so . .  "
  9. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    Ah, this is so sweet!  Time to go celebrate.
  10. New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

    I guess 7/31/15 should forever be known as Wilmer Flores Day. There's the kind of turn of events that we rarely get to see the good side of.
  11. 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    In the Ovie era, Washington has played in 11 playoff series. During that time, in games where if they won, the series would continue, they've had a 30-25 record. In games where a win would clinch the series, they are 4-13. So you're pretty much spot on.
  12. Changes to Prudential Center

      Funny, the first thing I thought when I saw the people in those renderings was, "Wow, that's a very favorable female-to-male ratio in those lounges."
  13. ESPN 30 for 30 - Of Miracles and Men

      I know, right?  It's like, whereas we get to learn while watching this that his players all had real personalities, he ends up pretty much embodying every negative stereotype about Soviet hockey there is.
  14. ESPN 30 for 30 - Of Miracles and Men

    I just finished watching this program on ESPN, and it was very interesting.  It's about the the side of the Miracle on Ice story that we usually don't hear, the Soviet team's story.  They went from the foundation of the Soviet program in Stalin's time, through the aftermath of the 1980 defeat and players eventually coming to the NHL.  There was a particularly long part towards the end about Fetisov trying to be allowed to play in the NHL, and including much commentary from Lou.   They're re-airing the program right now on ESPN2 and at some hellish times this week, so fire up the DVRs.   edit: there's a website
  15. Revitalization Around The Rock

    Another article summarizing the developments near the Rock.  It sounds like the downtown area could take off (i.e. gentrify), but it is too hard to know.  Something will have to convince people that if they move in, others like themselves will follow, collectively making it safer.