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  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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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  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    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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  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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. ;)
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    I can walk home from GABP in under an hour.. :)

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

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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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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  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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
  • It's all tied up in the 9th!

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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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:
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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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  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    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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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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).
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,633
    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.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,919
    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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