Yasiel Puig Doesn’t Win Rookie of the Year, But You Knew That

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Just as expected, Yasiel Puig came in second in the Rookie of the Year balloting to Miami Marlins righty Jose Fernandez, not because Puig isn’t great — he is — but because Fernandez’ season was just ever so slightly better. Again, that’s nothing to be held against Puig, since the 2013 NL rookie class was just so ridiculous. For example, Wil Myers easily won in the American League, but if he was in the NL, he’d have been, what… fifth? Sixth?

Over at ESPN, where I had a vote, Fernandez took home 30 of the 32 ballots. As for the real one, Fernandez got 26 of the 30, with Puig picking up the other four. Shelby Miller did not receive a single first place vote because he does not exist. One voter, John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune — I have never heard of this man in my entire life — left Puig off entirely, instead putting San Diego’s Jedd Gyorko on as his third place vote. Hyun-jin Ryu finished fourth.

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P_F_P

Would have been Kurt Vonnegut's 91st birthday today :( RIP to him, great writer and veteran as well.

Technogit
Technogit

Opening day of spring training on Feb 27 vs the D'backs. Anybody interested in a field trip?

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Well I just had an interesting chat about Myers Briggs. Semi random girl on the internet had me pegged as ISTJ

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. Maybe I should just cut the crap and BOINK HER LOL

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watching the NL ROY award announcement. Is it just me or does his mom look like she wants to eat him, like the whole time?

efb
efb

RINGA DING DILLO

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Eh, I'm not too worked up about it. I would have done Cutch/Kershaw/Yadier probably.

Technogit
Technogit

God I'm so desperate for baseball!!!

NoHitWin2008
NoHitWin2008

@Jobu Someone in the comments section suggested that we trade Crawford while his stock is high. I'm sorry, but that shit's funny. 


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P_F_P

@Jobu Not at all what the article implies, just says that it "might make it easier" (author's words, not Ned's)

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

@KMT59 Guerrero moving to shortstop is a real thing, or just more speculation?

RustyH
RustyH

I think they should have included Chinese Theater, favorite celeb walk of fame, Pinks. Glad the ravine was on the list

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

@Purple Drank This looks more like a "So you're from Walnut Creek and came to UCLA or USC; here are the photos you've taken" deal.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@Purple Drank i done all that shit cept the wings but never took many pictures til me kids came along

I Digesti
I Digesti

@Purple Drank Should be retitled "23 photos you've taken at one point if you're a hipster in L.A."

Meaning Petriello will do all of these things - while drinking PBR.



Purple Drank
Purple Drank

I grew up in LA, and I've done exactly 3 of those things

Jobu
Jobu

Leave Dee alone

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dude, have you seen it? seriously

Jobu
Jobu

Yes it does. And the author was writing after having spoken to Ned, so doesn't mean that the statement did not reflect Ned's sentiment

KMT59
KMT59

@Purple Drank 6 for me with the downtown being taken from DS but I've never had my picture taken at any place but DS

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im currently watching Mitch Williams analyze baseball

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watch it. just... just do it

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what did i just look at?

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hipsters are very real, and its hard to define them, but you know it when you see it

DBrim
DBrim moderator

I grew up in LA. Never went to Santa Monica pier, other than driving past it.

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now i have to find it

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i looked cute in that pic. 

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ive done one of those things. two if you count that i had my pic taken in front of the LA skyline while in the DS parking lot