From Jeff Luhnow:
Memphis will be facing Sacramento (Wallace & Morty) for the PCL title. Game 1 is Tuesday in Memphis.
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Good luck to Wallace trying to hit Jaime Garcia.
Is Barton, Cards top pick in 2003, still playing for Sacramento?
The As have been deconstructing their ML squad in hopes of building from below in the years to come. Given this gameplan, it is not suprising if their AAA team is strong. It should be a good match-up.
Barton (as well as Mortensen) are with the parent club right now.
I guess Luhnow is keeping track of his old prodigies – Mort is in Oakland!
that would be “is not” keeping track
Someone is confused on the definition of irony.
The Cardinals trade a player only to watch him meet them later in a championship series where he can derail their own PCL title. . . sounds ironic to me.
What’s the schedule for the remaining series?
The Cards trade a minor league player (Wallace) in order to win a division title with a ML player (Holliday). Is that the irony? Mo tries to win in the majors whille Billie B. aims to win the PCL? Way to go, Mo.
I think it fits number 5:
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
a. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3. Socratic irony.
4. dramatic irony.
5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
6. the incongruity of this.
7. an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
8. an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc
Debating the definition of irony? You can tell things are slowing down around these parts.
9. a free ride, when you’ve already paid
10. good advice, that you just couldn’t take
yah, i really do think.
not sure but isnt this a talk about minor league players site or about the definition of a word…………
Look, when a robot operates under a questionable definition of irony, it certainly demands a conversation to settle the issue.
To me, this situation doesn’t really smack of irony. Curio? Yes. Tragedy? Possibly.
But for this to be truly ironic, the Cardinals would have to face the A’s in the World Series. Wallace would have to be with the big club. The Cards brass and press would have needed to spend the last week talking about how we didn’t need Wallace, how Holliday was such an improvement, how not having Wallace will not cost us the Series, etc.
In the bottom of the ninth in Game 7, with the Cards up by one run, Wallace comes to the plate with one on and two out. Then, to really hit the irony button, instead of Franklin pitching to Wallace, Bud Selig stops play and commands that the World Series winner will be determined by a one-round bare-knuckle boxing match between Matt Holliday and Brett Wallace.
The pair step out to the dirt around home plate and commence the fight. Wallace absolutely slaughters Holliday; two or three punches and Holliday is down for good. The Series is over, an A’s victory.
After the game, the press hounds Holliday and Wallace for soundbytes. Holliday pleads that he never had any boxing lessons; the A’s organizational philosophy of non-violence prevented the team from ever offering violent combat training to its players. Wallace, on the other hand, expresses his thanks to the Maker for his chance to come up through the Cardinals system, as he learned all his boxing technique from special sessions with Pop Warner during his days in Springfield.
That, my friends, would be irony. The PCL playoffs? Not so much.
Has the PTBNL in the Duncan Lugo trade been named yet?
This is one of the best threads ever at this web site. We parse the azruvatar’s use of “irony.” Good job.
RRW – we could also debate whether you have used the term “parse” correctly but that might cause the thread to take another “ironic” twist! :)
Is Craig done for the season or will he be able to play this series?
In an interview on Sunday, Luhnow said that Craig would be in the starting lineup against Sacramento.
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