Oscar Mercado is Gone (A Story of The 2022 Cleveland Guardians)

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 2, 2022 10:45 PM

A baseball first for me. Went to a minor league game, 3 man umpiring crew..........HP, 3B, and 1B. Early in the game the RF uncorked a throw towards home and it hit the 1B ump (who was positioned near the cut of the grass) right in the head. He went down pretty hard. He was attended to, and eventually was able to walk off on his own. 

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 10:29 PM

Guards just taking the souls of the AL Central contenders the last 7 days. Killed the Twins, and not stopping in Chicago. All but have the division wrapped up 3 outs from now. 

What a wild ride. Feels like 1997…

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 22, 2022 8:41 AM
posted by Laley23

Guards just taking the souls of the AL Central contenders the last 7 days. Killed the Twins, and not stopping in Chicago. All but have the division wrapped up 3 outs from now. 

What a wild ride. Feels like 1997…

What's real comical about this is about a week and a half ago the Chicago media was interviewing Elvis Andrus. Andrus said "up until now, everything has gone 'just right' for the Guardians, until recently (first sign he's a dumbass as I believe the Guardians were on a 6-7 game winning streak before Chicago came in for a makeup day game and crushed them). We expect them to 'crumble' down the stretch."

After that one off makeup game loss I'm not sure Cleveland has lost (or have lost a couple) while the Sox/Twins have been "crumbling."

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 62 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Sep 22, 2022 9:44 AM

'crumbling' = 29 runs in last 3 games

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Sep 22, 2022 9:46 AM
posted by BR1986FB

What's real comical about this is about a week and a half ago the Chicago media was interviewing Elvis Andrus. Andrus said "up until now, everything has gone 'just right' for the Guardians, until recently (first sign he's a dumbass as I believe the Guardians were on a 6-7 game winning streak before Chicago came in for a makeup day game and crushed them). We expect them to 'crumble' down the stretch."

After that one off makeup game loss I'm not sure Cleveland has lost (or have lost a couple) while the Sox/Twins have been "crumbling."

It's good to have faith, even if you have to talk yourself into another teams demise for hope. 

It's just hilarious becasue the Sox had to have gone the furthest in a season, with a negative run differential and winning record, than any other team in history lol. Talk about things going "just right". 

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Sep 23, 2022 12:16 AM

Guardians to the Sox and Twins…

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, Sep 23, 2022 1:38 AM
posted by Laley23

Guardians to the Sox and Twins…

Pretty much how you close out a division  race.


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 23, 2022 8:42 AM
posted by like_that

Pretty much how you close out a division  race.


Browns could learn a thing or two from these guys.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 23, 2022 9:12 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Browns could learn a thing or two from these guys.

Browns don't have a Tito type personality in charge.  Nothing against Stefanski, he's a good guy.  But Tito is like playing for a legendary coach and knows instinctively how to deal with different team chemistries.  Baseball is a different animal of course, but I think Tito's one of the best in my lifetime.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 23, 2022 11:07 AM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Browns don't have a Tito type personality in charge.  Nothing against Stefanski, he's a good guy.  But Tito is like playing for a legendary coach and knows instinctively how to deal with different team chemistries.  Baseball is a different animal of course, but I think Tito's one of the best in my lifetime.

Up there with Danny Murtaugh

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Sat, Sep 24, 2022 4:08 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Browns could learn a thing or two from these guys.

I would take a game, before we even talk about division.


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sun, Sep 25, 2022 12:43 PM

Clinch it today !

BRF Senior Member
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Sun, Sep 25, 2022 6:04 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Clinch it today !

And did they!

They went into September with a 5 game losing streak, then went on an 18-3 tear.

I also heard that it’s a record that a team won their division with 16 players making their MLB debut during the season.


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sun, Sep 25, 2022 8:20 PM
posted by BRF

And did they!

They went into September with a 5 game losing streak, then went on an 18-3 tear.

I also heard that it’s a record that a team won their division with 16 players making their MLB debut during the season.


Yeah, Tito should be AL Manager of the Year just for that last part.

Was driving home later last night listening to the White Sox post game (out of range for AM 1100) and their fans were calling in saying "what this team lacks is 'baseball players." The host went on agreeing, saying the Tribe was loaded with baseball players, with high motors, that would run through walls.

On a side note, I called the Kwan GS today, lol. When he kept fighting in the count I said "this crazy contact hitter's gonna yank one here."

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Sep 25, 2022 8:30 PM

Not to end the season before the playoffs even start, but good gracious the Guardians have some tough, tough choices to make this offseason. Maybe for the first time in ever.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, Sep 26, 2022 10:56 AM

Announcers said the team is actually younger than their AAA team.     Wow

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 26, 2022 11:08 AM

I just want to point out that we wasted 2.5 months (and THEN BROUGHT HIM BACK FOR A BIT) on Oscar Mercado when we had guys like Oscar Gonzalez, Will Benson, etc sitting in the minors. 

It all worked out, and everytime I question Tito losing it, he pulls a season like this. Also, Tito has stopped bunting, and its the most glorious thing that has ever happened.

cat_lover Senior Member
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Mon, Sep 26, 2022 7:52 PM

Central Division Champions!!

GO GUARDIANS!!

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 154 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 26, 2022 10:20 PM
posted by Laley23

I just want to point out that we wasted 2.5 months (and THEN BROUGHT HIM BACK FOR A BIT) on Oscar Mercado when we had guys like Oscar Gonzalez, Will Benson, etc sitting in the minors. 

It all worked out, and everytime I question Tito losing it, he pulls a season like this. Also, Tito has stopped bunting, and its the most glorious thing that has ever happened.

I screenshot this one. Seems like a definite back at you jinx.


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