Soylent Green is People: 6/28

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Recs-n-Effect

Another week down, another series of reminders of why we love this site. There were breakdowns of how many batters a starter should retire at the start of the game to assure victory, proof that Jason Kipnis is the best second baseman in the league, "discussions" of Ubaldo and what makes a prospect matter...

And Soylent Green!
by Ellaybee on Jun 22, 2013 | 11:40 AM up reply rec (4)

Yes! And Soylent Green, hands down the crown jewel of the site, if you throw out literally everything else that goes on here. I'm not sure you guys have heard the story of what it took for Ryan to land me to do this gig.

It isn’t widely known because he refuses to discuss it.
"I'm eighteen I get confused every day" -Alice Cooper
by walter.white on Jun 22, 2013 | 12:51 PM up reply rec (4)

Then in respect to him, I won't discuss it either, except to say that he went well over slot to get me and LGT is definitely losing first round picks because of it.

I don’t think that last part is actually happening.
Motto every Cleveland fan should live by, "Hope for the best, expect the worst."
Only cowards wave towels.
by PaduaDSP on Jun 26, 2013 | 1:04 PM up reply rec (3)

Okay, but if it had, I would think I'm worth it.

Yep, I’m in violent agreement with your position.
Combining folksy good sense and cutthroat business tactics for the last two centuries.
by mauichuck on Jun 24, 2013 | 10:09 PM up reply rec (3) flag

Thanks, Brad and Chuck! It's nice to feel wanted.

Sheesh. Like much of what happened on here in the last couple of days, I feel like that was unnecessarily ill-tempered. Anyway, I don't know if this tandem of green comments is my favorite because what happened was so comical or the description was so aptly absurd (or because it involved my brother), but this was my green of the week.

The White Sox allowed the Mets to tie the game with two outs in the ninth on this play:


by Matt Y. on Jun 26, 2013 | 10:06 AM reply rec (4) flag

Did the second baseman have money on the Mets? That’s tremendous hustle to really foul up that play.
Formerly fwembt
Banners on the Parkway.
by Brad D on Jun 26, 2013 | 10:18 AM up reply rec (9) flag

Ah, Brad. Lo these last 28 years you've been making me chuckle. Anywho, here's the rest of the stuff that happened to catch my eye this week.

Guys, he’s throwing a no-hitter. We have no impact on the outcome.

Also, more importantly, he’s throwing a freaking Maddux. THAT is the thing we should all be hush-hush about.
Formerly tabler84.
by Evan Dawson on Jun 26, 2013 | 9:36 PM reply rec (3) flag

I want Opening Day Masterson throughout the year.
by Joel D on Jun 25, 2013 | 7:20 PM up reply 3 recs flag

i think you mean

13-12 in Save Opportunities
"I can very easily see a scenario in a couple of months where we’re talking about our starting rotation as a strength.’’ –CA
by westbrook on Jun 26, 2013 | 10:30 PM up reply rec (5) flag

Michael Brantley laughs at your “marginal outfielder” comments
by APV on Jun 24, 2013 | 9:46 PM reply rec (4) flag

I’m going with saffron. I use it so rarely, it just doesn’t make sense to carry an 8-spice rack.
by The Guys Get Shirts! on Jun 27, 2013 | 1:35 PM up reply rec (5) flag

So you follow female athletes in hopes of seeing skin on their profile pics? My friend, that’s kind of sexist, and it’s also a tremendous failure to grasp the utility of google.
Formerly tabler84.
by Evan Dawson on Jun 24, 2013 | 10:03 PM up reply rec (5) flag

That’s easy to say when Ubaldo didn’t pitch at all last night.
by mtg8 on Jun 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM up reply rec (6) flag

Cabrera active
Johnny Mac is shown the door
Batting behind Bourn
by woodsmeister on Jun 26, 2013 | 3:53 PM reply rec (6) flag

Perez in the house
Bringing the uneasinesss
House leaves the house
by woodsmeister on Jun 27, 2013 | 3:38 PM reply rec (3)

i’m telling you what to think. no need for jay.
by Brick. on Jun 26, 2013 | 3:41 PM up reply rec (4)

I’ll do/say anything to get chiz started.
by Ockus_NYC on Jun 25, 2013 | 2:09 PM up reply rec (7) flag

Hey, the Indians are now on 40 wins.. Someone tell Chuck for me that means he can celebrate now since we’re virtually assured the Tribe will not be relegated!
by johnf34 on Jun 27, 2013 | 8:13 AM reply rec (8)

The DET ’pen keeps on giving. They might want to switch to Pepsi.
by JulioBernazard on Jun 27, 2013 | 4:46 PM up reply rec (3)

Pestanoski The Close.
by jayme on Jun 22, 2013 | 10:59 PM up reply rec (3) flag

I know he’s not hitting well, but we’re calling him Mary now?
by Jay on Jun 23, 2013 | 10:36 PM up reply rec (10)

I'm sure this is going to make me even more friends, but I'm closing with this because it's silly.

Yeah.

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