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E5 Yaz

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Orioles, Rays, White Sox win
Blue Jays, Guardians lose
Mariners trailing mid-game
 

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X putting on a performance art tribute to his empty OPS season tonight. Instead of complaining about trades, maybe look in the mirror and realize that your season is a huge part of why Vaz was let go.
Yeah fuck that guy, what has he ever done for us anyway?
 

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Yeah fuck that guy, what has he ever done for us anyway?
I just sent this as a PM to someone else, but fuck it. I'll copy paste:

You know....I'll bet if you mined my gamethread posts for the last decade, it would look like I hate X. Nothing could be further from the truth...I ADORE him...which is probably why it pisses me off so much when he gets into easily diagnosable bad habits that lead to poor results. I think he could have been a HOF'er.
 

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That Hosmer at bat was so much better than what we have been enured to from first base batters.
 

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If you want, I can forward you the many, many, many mmmaaannnyyy PM's that he's sent me explaining his feelings about X
For E5 and BMHH, as you know, were Bergs' angels:
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Bergs loved them!
This was the most unkindest cut of all.
 

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Pham and Hosmer with 11 rockets in 6 games, and 3 of them have ended up as hits. This lineup has the potential to start cooking really fast.
 

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3-2 since the first 3 trades, play .600 ball the rest of the way and they're a near lock for the playoffs
 

E5 Yaz

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For E5 and BMHH, as you know, were Bergs' angels:
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Bergs loved them!
This was the most unkindest cut of all.
Well, it was Shakespeare Night
 

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Yeah, I had about five replies to that post written, but decided not to even give it any additional oxygen.
Ok, we’ll, let me just ask: under what conditions did you guys fall in love with Vin? Because I’m a Red Sox fan and, well, don’t watch a lot of Dodgers games.

And as noted in my post, my main exposure to him we’re those annoying games of the week with Joe Garagiola in the 80s and “BEHIND THE BAG!!!”

I totally get that the guy was a treasure, and have enjoyed all the clips I’ve seen since he died. But I still am not totally sure how many people outside of Los Angeles developed such a close bond with his voice.
 

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Ok, we’ll, let me just ask: under what conditions did you guys fall in love with Vin? Because I’m a Red Sox fan and, well, don’t watch a lot of Dodgers games.

And as noted in my post, my main exposure to him we’re those annoying games of the week with Joe Garagiola in the 80s and “BEHIND THE BAG!!!”

I totally get that the guy was a treasure, and have enjoyed all the clips I’ve seen since he died. But I still am not totally sure how many people outside of Los Angeles developed such a close bond with his voice.
He used to do plenty of national baseball games, NFL games, the Masters, etc. He was way more than the Dodgers' guy. But having had MLB Extra Innings for years, I have also watched plenty of Dodgers games, primarily to hear Vin.
 

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Ok, we’ll, let me just ask: under what conditions did you guys fall in love with Vin? Because I’m a Red Sox fan and, well, don’t watch a lot of Dodgers games.

And as noted in my post, my main exposure to him we’re those annoying games of the week with Joe Garagiola in the 80s and “BEHIND THE BAG!!!”

I totally get that the guy was a treasure, and have enjoyed all the clips I’ve seen since he died. But I still am not totally sure how many people outside of Los Angeles developed such a close bond with his voice.
Honestly, for me it was the voice combined with the storytelling. He was the best storyteller in announcing, and he had the experience to back it up. He was just a guy spinning a yarn, the stories were HIS and they were spectacular.

He's been there almost literally since the beginning, and his retirement (and now his passing) leaves an enormous hole in the sporting world.