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Snake Bytes 10/17: Baseball is Back

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The truth is, it never left.

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

ALCS News:

Breaking down the ripple effects of the ALCS rain out.

This New York Post article lays out the different ways the Yankees and/or the Astros benefit or not from a postponed game 4. “On one hand, surely the Yankees should have spent another $200 million or whatever it would have cost to throw a retractable roof on their Stadium. On the other? Weather often becomes a fun part of postseason lore.”

Gincarlo Stanton boo’d by Yankee fans, did nothing to deserve it.

Stanton, who only played 18 regular season games, and injured himself in the 1st game of the ALCS, was boo’d by NY Yankee fans. Fans are likely frustrated with Stanton’s injury, salary possibly, and the fact that the Yankees are not looking strong in the ALCS. The writer suggests fans should never boo their own players, as some here would agree, not me however.

Poll

Is it EVER OK to boo your own player?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Yes, under certain circumstances.
    (25 votes)
  • 23%
    No, never.
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    Only if the player is Chad Qualls.
    (5 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Source: Yankees dugout erupts over alleged Astros sign stealing.

“They’ve been doing it for years,” alleged an executive from another team, when asked about the whistling. ”I would consider whistling a tired act that goes beyond what is acceptable,” said another major league executive. “If the Astros or anyone else was doing it, it would be considered a break in the unwritten rules. I have not been part of any team that used a whistle from the dugout for pitch type or location.” The Astros have a bird beak, chirp-chirp speak.

Who wins in ALCS rain out, Astros, Yankees? Definitely the Nats.

The Nationals, of course, are better positioned the deeper the ALCS goes; their best-case scenario is the Astros and Yankees going to a decisive, all-hands-on-deck Game 7, leaving the survivor drained and depleted less than 48 hours before the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series.”

Game 4 of the ALCS starts at 5:08 p.m. AZ time, Greinke V Tanaka on FS1 and radio.

Around Baseball:

Joe Maddon is the new L.A. Angels Manager.

“We are thrilled that Joe is coming back home and bringing an exciting brand of baseball to our fans,” general manager Billy Eppler said. “Every stop he has made throughout his managerial career, he has built a culture that is focused on winning while also allowing his players to thrive. We believe Joe will be a great asset for our club and look forward to him leading the team to another World Series championship.”

Scott Brosious takes USA managing job, replacing Joe Girardi.

Soon, I am sure we will be reading how Girardi is once again managing an MLB club.

Soon.

MLB allowing investment funds to buy into clubs.

“Galatioto Sports Partners has already jumped on the opportunity by creating the $500 million GSP Sports Fund, which will be used to invest in teams. The fund, which has yet to be publicly announced, will accept a maximum of 100 investors, with the minimum investment being $1 million.”

The MLB postseason has given new life to the Starting Pitcher.

......Except for Kershaw.

Off Topic Snake Byte:

Snake catcher shares photo of unsuspecting children walking inches from highly venomous snake.

More pictures and info in link.