History LetsGetDangerous / RealLife

23rd Aug '16 12:54:24 PM EonADS
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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. He is also the best hitter on the Indians with two outs, and among the best in the entire American League by default. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".
* Closers and bullpens in general are this in modern baseball. Against certain teams (the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals come to mind), once opposing teams get to the seventh inning they can't really score any more runs because the trickiest and hardest-throwing pitchers are in the bullpen. Pitchers like Cheng Ming Wang who have tricky windups or timing that would get figured out in a long game flourish for single innings out of the 'pen, as do people like Kelvin Hererra who can throw 100+ mph but wouldn't last for more than an inning or two. Bullpens are no longer "in case the starter can't finish the game", and more "in order to lock down the game when the team has a lead in the last couple innings".
23rd Aug '16 8:02:27 AM EonADS
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* Closers and bullpens in general are this in modern baseball. Against certain teams (the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals come to mind), once opposing teams get to the seventh inning they can't really score any more runs because the trickiest and hardest-throwing pitchers are in the bullpen. Pitchers Cheng Ming Wang who have tricky windups or timing that would get figured out in a long game flourish for single innings out of the 'pen, as do people like Kelvin Hererra who can throw 100+ mph but wouldn't last for more than an inning or two. Bullpens are no longer "in case the starter can't finish the game", and more "in order to lock down the game when the team has a lead in the last couple innings".

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* Closers and bullpens in general are this in modern baseball. Against certain teams (the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals come to mind), once opposing teams get to the seventh inning they can't really score any more runs because the trickiest and hardest-throwing pitchers are in the bullpen. Pitchers like Cheng Ming Wang who have tricky windups or timing that would get figured out in a long game flourish for single innings out of the 'pen, as do people like Kelvin Hererra who can throw 100+ mph but wouldn't last for more than an inning or two. Bullpens are no longer "in case the starter can't finish the game", and more "in order to lock down the game when the team has a lead in the last couple innings".
23rd Aug '16 8:01:24 AM EonADS
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* Closers and bullpens in general are this in modern baseball. Against certain teams (the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals come to mind), once opposing teams get to the seventh inning they can't really score any more runs because the trickiest and hardest-throwing pitchers are in the bullpen. Pitchers Cheng Ming Wang who have tricky windups or timing that would get figured out in a long game flourish for single innings out of the 'pen, as do people like Kelvin Hererra who can throw 100+ mph but wouldn't last for more than an inning or two. Bullpens are no longer "in case the starter can't finish the game", and more "in order to lock down the game when the team has a lead in the last couple innings".
22nd Aug '16 5:31:33 PM EonADS
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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".

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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. He is also the best hitter on the Indians with two outs, and among the best in the entire American League by default. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".
21st Aug '16 3:44:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* WorldWarOne was this for [[CanucksWithChinooks Canada]], in terms of international reputation. Before WWI, they were some obscure backwater colony. By the end of the war, the Germans knew in no uncertain terms that they were in for ''hell'' if [[TheDreaded the Canadians]] attacked them.

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* WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne was this for [[CanucksWithChinooks [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks Canada]], in terms of international reputation. Before WWI, they were some obscure backwater colony. By the end of the war, the Germans knew in no uncertain terms that they were in for ''hell'' if [[TheDreaded the Canadians]] attacked them.
19th Aug '16 10:12:15 AM EonADS
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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".

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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".Clutch".
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19th Aug '16 10:11:11 AM EonADS
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* This is a common thing in sports, as some players who are normally fairly average become ridiculously good in a clutch situation. Jose Ramierez of the Cleveland Indians is a good example; his batting average is nearly ''.400'' with runners in scoring position, and more than 3/4s of his RBIs and home runs come under the same circumstances. There's a reason some of his nicknames are "Mr. RISP" and "Mr. Clutch".
6th Aug '16 6:17:06 PM Geodude6
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* Militaries as a ''whole'' are this, specifically ones bound by [=NATO=] and the Geneva Convention, as they try to limit their force used to what is necessary, avoid unnecessary collateral damage and death, and are prohibited from using weapons that cause "undo suffering". However if the situation becomes dire enough they'll step up their game and, in fact, the reasoning for these restrictions is because just how "dangerous" these military forces can get is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt utterly]] [[KillEmAll horrifying]].

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* Militaries as a ''whole'' are this, specifically ones bound by [=NATO=] and the Geneva Convention, as they try to limit their force used to what is necessary, avoid unnecessary collateral damage and death, and are prohibited from using weapons that cause "undo "undue suffering". However if the situation becomes dire enough they'll step up their game and, in fact, the reasoning for these restrictions is because just how "dangerous" these military forces can get is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt utterly]] [[KillEmAll horrifying]].
2nd Aug '16 10:44:38 AM gophergiggles
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* Militaries as a ''whole'' are this, specifically ones bound by [=NATO=] and the Geneva Convention, as they try to limit their force used to what is necessary, avoid unnecessary collateral damage and death, and are prohibited from using weapons that cause "undo suffering". However if the situation becomes dire enough they'll step up their game and, in fact, the reasoning for these restrictions is because just how "dangerous" these military forces can get is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt utterly]] [[KillEmAll horrifying]].
15th Jun '16 11:15:38 PM FordPrefect
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** Basically the same thing happened with Russia, it heavily counted toward winning the European war. Namely, after losing the Winter War noted above, Hitler decided that the Soviet Union was too pathetic to keep as allies, and [[TooDumbToLive decided to turn on them.]] What Hitler didn't realize was that the ''reason'' the Russians lost that war was poor planning, supplies, and a truly badass sniper. So what happened after the Soviets' recovered from the initial string of many German victories? They bled out the bulk of the German army's best troops in the meatgrinder that was Stalingrad, crippling the German war machine long before the USA got involved. Then they eventually went on the counteroffensive and crushed every last German force and stronghold between Moscow and Berlin, even managing to beat the Western Allies to the German capital. There is a very good reason why MakeTheBearAngryAgain is a trope, and why there is an "again" in its name.

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** Basically the same thing happened with Russia, it heavily counted toward winning the European war. Namely, after losing the Winter War noted above, Hitler decided that the Soviet Union was too pathetic to keep as allies, and [[TooDumbToLive decided to turn on them.]] What Hitler didn't realize was that the ''reason'' the Russians lost that war was poor planning, supplies, and a truly badass sniper. So what happened after the Soviets' Soviets recovered from the initial string of many German victories? They bled out the bulk of the German army's best troops in the meatgrinder that was Stalingrad, crippling the German war machine long before the USA got involved. Then they eventually went on the counteroffensive and crushed every last German force and stronghold between Moscow and Berlin, even managing to beat the Western Allies to the German capital. There is a very good reason why MakeTheBearAngryAgain is a trope, and why there is an "again" in its name.
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