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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    With an arsenal of capable SP's, none of which have strong EN, Hebron has changed their strategy with unexpected results. Instead of trying to get the max amount of starts from a few, the manager has allowed the SP to throw to exhaustion, resulting in 8 different guys making a start so far this season. The amazing thing is every one of them has done a standup job when toeing the rubber. Meanwhile, the RP's have all been holding the line when called upon with the exception of cast off free agent pickup Martin Lipscomb, who has been thrust into the full time closers role with a lot of success and way too many Blown Saves and Losses. Management is sticking by him, though, since the formula for success has continued to work.

    The infield defense has been a vital part of the pitching success with their range and ability to turn DP's but as you will see below, every ground ball induced results in the manager holding his breath...

    Fortunately, in this instance Hebron held a 14-1 lead.

    Terramuggus Terracotta Terrapins, Bottom of 9th:
    Testerman hits a single to center.
    Wright hits a ground ball to short, fielded by Glasper, Barnett commits an error, Wright reaches on an error.
    Brown hits a ground ball to first, fielded by Acosta, Glasper commits an error, Brown reaches on an error.
    Sykes hits a home run, Testerman scores, Wright scores, Brown scores, Sykes scores.
    Randell comes in to pitch.
    Linn hits a fly ball to short, Glasper commits an error, Linn reaches on an error.
    Edwards hits a fly ball to left, caught by Mills.
    Durant draws a walk.
    Lewis hits a fly ball to center, caught by Vela.
    Jacobsen hits a ground ball to short, Glasper commits an error, Jacobsen reaches on an error.
    Testerman hits a fly ball to short, caught by Glasper
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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Some of the tanking here is sad. A certain team with 40 wins is leaving their best pitcher and two solid hitters in AAA despite them having a year or more previous experience. That's not rebuilding at that point, it's strictly tanking.
    "The other team could make trouble for us if they beat us" - Yogi Berra

    CWS:USC Trojans - 2 for 4 WS winners
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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreltonSimmons View Post
    Some of the tanking here is sad. A certain team with 40 wins is leaving their best pitcher and two solid hitters in AAA despite them having a year or more previous experience. That's not rebuilding at that point, it's strictly tanking.
    It's been a persistent problem for roughly the entire lifespan of the league. Our only discussions about anti-tanking measures didn't really go anywhere and there was never a vote.

    Here's a fun stat, the following teams have never finished last in the division.

    Chattanooga
    Las Vegas

    Funny enough, neither of these teams have won a World Series either.

    These three teams haven't had a basement finish since the 80's

    Hebron (1983) 1 championship
    Cobbs (1985) 1 championship
    King County (1987) 2 championships

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    The Koalas have the #1 candidate in the MVP, Cy Young, and RoY. We also have the #3 guy in the FoY race. Would be pretty neat to take all of them home in one season.

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial311 View Post
    The Koalas have the #1 candidate in the MVP, Cy Young, and RoY. We also have the #3 guy in the FoY race. Would be pretty neat to take all of them home in one season.
    Wow!

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Guatemalas streak of 9 consecutive Division Championships and League Finals appearances is over. Shy one game this year. Grats and bol to Saranac and King County the rest of the way

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Koalas return to playoffs for the first time since 1998. One last shot for Robert Taylor to get that elusive championship.

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    The Koalas take the division title for the first time since 1996! We face a King County team that knocked us out of LCS in 1995.

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    Re: 2006 Season Discussion: The Robert Taylor Farewell Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial311 View Post
    The Koalas take the division title for the first time since 1996! We face a King County team that knocked us out of LCS in 1995.
    Congrats Las Vegas. The Hebron anemic offense was unable to provide the pitching with the help they needed. You have put together a solid team, Marsupial. Best of luck!

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