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  • fezofezo Posts: 9,383
    Oh, you speak the truth, my friend.

    Ouch! I will say, however, that I was braced for the collapse since July. Doesn't feel better but maybe I'm further along in the grieving process...

    Let's let the Indians or the Cubs have this one. Get another jinxed franchise off the list.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Well if my Tiger's couldn't make it :sick: then go Cubs !!!! :)

    -Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    My Detroit Tiger's acquired Miguel Cabrera, Dontrell Willis, and Edgar Renteriez !!!! :P

    Get em' while they are hot !!!!!! :P

    -Rocky
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,383
    I was wondering how long it was going to take for your comment on that. Nice deal!
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    Pro baseball athletes use steroids??!!! Oh gee, what a shock. You can tell just by looking at some of them that their "talent" was not naturally acquired.

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  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I agree - for many of them, just the change in their physical appearance over the years gives them away. Many of the reports I've seen claim to be "most shocked" that Roger Clemens is on the list.

    Um, huh? Look at his body and his age. Taking drugs is the only thing that makes sense, unfortunately.

    My local news interviewed a couple of local professional ball players who say that this report is barely the tip of the iceberg, this is rampant throughout the profession. I'm not surprised. It's so easy to trade the perceived rewards of the day for future consequences that can easily be blown off at the time.

    But there always comes a time when you have to pay the piper.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Many laughed at Jose Canseco, for also accusing people like Roger Clemens, taking roids but those same people aren't laughing now are they ?????

    It goes to show you that we as a society sometimes jump to conclusions and disregard the credibility of people like Jose Canseco, who I consider one of the best baseball players to ever play even though he used roids. I personally believe like some of you this is only the tip of the iceberg. NFL, NBA, NHL, Pro Soccer, etc, etc, are juicing as well !!!! ;)

    -Rocky
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Many of the reports I've seen claim to be "most shocked" that Roger Clemens is on the list.

    He's about the last guy I would have suspected of juicing. Ya never know. :lemon:
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I actually would not be surprised ifroger, was hitting the juice. Just because you are loved by millions and have the fictional bigger than life character like a Brett Favre, doesn't mean they aren't cheaters. Jose Canseco, was a disliked ball player because of his character but we can't say he was a liar. ;)

    -Rocky
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I'm just saying that his physical appearance and age should have raised suspicion - or maybe I should just say they did for me.

    Andy Pettitte was one surprise to me. But it sounds like his situation was a little different.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    Went to the game tonight...

    Arroyo pitched a complete game... Pitch count was under 100! Game time was 2 hours, 10 minutes.. REDS won 6-1..

    It was like being back in the '60s-'70s.. The way baseball used to be played!

    :D

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,910
    I'm all for raising the mound back up, taking the body armor off the batters, and letting them know the pitcher just might be pitching inside.

    Maybe, just maybe we can get past this infantile obsession with home runs :sick:

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    Yeah... bring back 1968!

    Bob Gibson with an ERA of 1.12, and YAZ winning the batting title at .301 avg.

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  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Pitch count was under 100

    Pitch count... that's for little leaguers. I don't quite understand the, "let's take him out once he throws so many pitches" mentality. If it's so important then just throw 20 pitches in warm up instead of 50... less between innings as well. Pitchers only throw every 4th or 5th day, Managers are to quick to yank a pitcher who gives up a hit or two and is approaches the magical 80-100 pitches
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    Well.. you missed the point... guess that's what comes from watching baseball in a minor league town.. ;)

    The pitch count is reflective of how well he pitched, and the shortness of the game... He only faced four batters over the minimum, which was reflected in his pitch count..

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  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Well.. you missed the point... guess that's what comes from watching baseball in a minor league town..

    I'll take beautiful Slugger Field, in Louisville, over those big major league ballparks any day of the week. You can have the big crowds, $6 hotdogs, $8 beer, and being stuck in traffic 2 hours after a game. ;)
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    I can walk home from GABP in under an hour.. :)

    Can't argue with the beer prices, though... :(

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    I have just the deal for you - you may have to walk it off though:

    All-You-Can-Eat seats include unlimited ballpark fare - hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts and sodas include unlimited ballpark fare - hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts and sodas - all for one low price.

    AZ, Cleveland, Houston, LA and MN have similar offers.

    Beer isn't included. :P

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    Yeah..it's not a bad deal, if you have the type of family that runs to the concession stand every inning...

    They do have Diamond Club seats... Those are right behind the screen behind home plate.. Dinner buffet before the game, plus unlimited concessions all game long (including beer/drinks!).

    But, at $200+ per ticket, I'm afraid that getting my money's worth would entail taking a cab home, and staying in bed the next day.. :sick:

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    edited May 2011
    Went to the game, yesterday.... the Reds had one hit in the first 8 innings, and went into the bottom of the 9th, down 2-0..

    Leadoff walk, then four straight hits, and everyone goes home happy!

    Went again today (free ticket!), and they won 10-4...

    Pretty soon, the Reds are going to pay me, to go to the games! lol

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    Not looking too good for Detroit tonight, down 3-2 in the top of the 7th. My wife is at the game so I'm scanning the crowd shots trying to spot her. Lots of luck with that. :D

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    It's all tied up in the 9th!

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    The way the game is going I may have another 2 or 3 hours to try to spot her in the stands. :-)

    Exciting game - wish Cabrera was a faster runner than my 90 year old mom. :shades:

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    edited March 2012
    Not the most exciting game but it's fun being able to go to a spring training game down here in the St. Pete area, no matter who's playing.

    Tickets were $12 each, parking was $10, beer was $6. And this was at the smaller Toronto facility in Dunelin.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    My son starts college next year, and I can finally take a vacation during spring training (his Spring Break was always too late)...

    But, instead of the Reds being in Sarasota, they are now in Goodyear, AZ.. :(

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792
    Cincinnati Reds opening day was a great time, and they came away with a 4-0 shutout win!

    Scalped a $20 SRO ticket, as well... so, all was good. ;)

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    edited April 2012
    That's fun.

    Wake me up in October, will you?

    (oh yeah, go Mets. All I see around here is Tigers news).

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,244
    edited April 2012
    The final SF Giants roster looks like they're counting on hitting their way to the Series this year. it's a decidedly offensive lineup.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    Maybe I'll have to start watching the standings after all (until they crater):

    "The Baseball Team New York Bailed On—the team that got openly mocked by (of all things) a Manhattan Mini Storage ad campaign (WHY LEAVE A CITY THAT HAS SIX PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS, AND THE METS)—won the first weekend of the season. They ran a merry lap around the Yankees, who kicked off 2012 with three straight losses. A shift? It felt like baseball bizarro world."

    WSJ link

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,252
    edited June 2012
    Miracles never cease. :D

    Johan Santana Throws First No-Hitter in Mets' History (WSJ)

    Even better, they beat St. Louis - I saw the Mets beat St. Louis in '69; that's when I became a fan.

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