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KHenry14
09-04-2012, 01:17 AM
My mlb.tv feed must be about one minute behind the actual game, cuz I just got spoiled on twitter. It was a good spoil, so it's cool. :)

Also, the Astros and Cubs are apparently mathematically eliminated now. Both due to the Giants. I used to be huge fans of both those teams (and will still root for the Cubs, should they ever make the post-season again), so it's sad to see them out of it this early.

Cubs are about three years away from fixing the mess they are in. But with Epstein and Hoyer in charge, they at least have sound management to guide them for once.

Frankly, it would be outstanding for Baseball if the Cubs could win it all. In the past 8 years, we've had jinxes elminated for the Red Sox, White Sox and Giants. All MLB needs is for the Indians and Cubs to win and all the jinxes will be gone.

NeilJLeonard
09-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Had my 1st visit to the $650,000,000 Marlins Park last night.

1) As a baseball team the Marlins are bad. They fell behind early, fought their way to a lead, then their relief pitching blew it in the 8th. They tried to rally in the 9th, but couldn't.

2) This is sad, because they play in one of the most impressive buildings I've ever been in. It is one of the sports gems, IMO, and a welcome addition to the South Florida sports scene & the area in general. Marlins Park is beautiful, airy and spacious, fan friendly and a delightful place to view the sport it was built for. It offers one amenity I've never seen in any other sports arena: a kiosk that serves nothing but gluten free products, including beer (Red Bridge & Omission). Since I've been a celiac since at least 1980 this is huge. Watching the game while gnawing on a hot dog and slurping a beer is what it's all about, IMO...;)

3) Parking can be a pain, but I found a place to park very close to Marlin's Park for less than the Marlin's going rate. I had no problems getting in or out, plus I got to take a short walk in East Little Havana. Most places seem to be run by folks from El Salvador. It ain't the richest part of town. I had no problems at all. Most area residence seemed glad to have folks going to the game. Plus, about half of the City of Miami PD were on the scene. All was peaceful and friendly. I can see this place eventually helping the area. It may take awhile, but it looks like it actually could happen. I hope so.

4) I'd heard that it was a very Spanish oriented building. English signage was rare. Not so. English seems to predominate, but, the stadium & it's surrounds are appropriately bi-lingual, as Miami should be. I had zero problems in that regard. I don't think anyone will. they've done a superior job for everyone.

I've more to say, but I'm still trying to sort it all out. To say I was favorably impressed is an understatement. I did not know what to make of the place, but my feelings before going were somewhat negative. No more. I love Marlin's Park. I think that it will eventually become one of the jewels of Miami and of the sport itself. It is that good.

NJL

Rob
09-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Cubs are about three years away from fixing the mess they are in. But with Epstein and Hoyer in charge, they at least have sound management to guide them for once.

Frankly, it would be outstanding for Baseball if the Cubs could win it all. In the past 8 years, we've had jinxes elminated for the Red Sox, White Sox and Giants. All MLB needs is for the Indians and Cubs to win and all the jinxes will be gone.


Went to the Nats Cubs game last night. It was a home run derby. Cubs have to do something about pitching. Man, they went through a gazillion pitchers. Usually in DC, there are a ton of Cubs fans in attendance, and you see almost as much blue as red. Not so much last night. I do like the Cubbies (unless they are playing the Nats).

Still holding my breath here in DC. I am going to Atlanta to the Nats Braves game on the 16th.

PrincessLeppard
09-05-2012, 05:45 PM
I've more to say, but I'm still trying to sort it all out. To say I was favorably impressed is an understatement. I did not know what to make of the place, but my feelings before going were somewhat negative. No more. I love Marlin's Park. I think that it will eventually become one of the jewels of Miami and of the sport itself. It is that good.

NJL

I like that whacked out sculpture thing in center field. Very voidy. :)

Speaking of the Cubs, I was watching the Cubs/Giants game on WGN over the weekend and there were EMPTY SEATS at Wrigley. I can't remember the last time I saw that.

Rob
09-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Speaking of the Cubs, I was watching the Cubs/Giants game on WGN over the weekend and there were EMPTY SEATS at Wrigley. I can't remember the last time I saw that.


I know, I tried to get tickets at Wrigley for several season to no avail.

Debbie S
09-07-2012, 06:15 PM
It's September and the Orioles are tied for 1st place. I'm scared to think too far ahead. ;)

Sad part is, I haven't paid attention to baseball in at least 5 years or so. Not only do I not know who most of the Orioles are, I don't know much about the rest of the players. I should brush up in case....well....if it's...um...ever needed. :shuffle:

galaxygirl
09-07-2012, 07:59 PM
It's September and the Orioles are tied for 1st place. I'm scared to think too far ahead. ;)

Sad part is, I haven't paid attention to baseball in at least 5 years or so. Not only do I not know who most of the Orioles are, I don't know much about the rest of the players. I should brush up in case....well....if it's...um...ever needed. :shuffle:

I've often thought that about the Mariners--keeping up with the players just in case. I know King Felix and that, alas, has been sufficient lately.

BTW, I used to live in Maryland when I was a kid and rooted for the Orioles when they played Pittsburgh in the world series.

Debbie S
09-08-2012, 03:42 AM
BTW, I used to live in Maryland when I was a kid and rooted for the Orioles when they played Pittsburgh in the world series.:) I have vague memories of the 79 WS. I remember not knowing anything about what the WS was, and when people were all abuzz about the Orioles going to the WS, I first thought it was something that went on for months, lol.

I think I jinxed the Orioles. :( Maybe I shouldn't post anything optimistic until...um...ever? :slinkaway

AragornElessar
09-11-2012, 08:29 PM
I think this could be one of the most exciting Pennant Races in years. So much is so close and undecided.

For those of us w/teams out of it and who adore Baseball, it's gonna be fun!!! :D :D :D

For those w/teams in the hunt...Good Luck and remember that Vacumn Cleaners are our friends to clean up the stuffing after you've torn that pillow or Teddy Bear to pieces. ;)

BelleBway
09-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Whatever happens, I'm happy that it's fun to watch the Phillies again. Because it wasn't for much of the season. And when your team is spending eleventy billion dollars on payroll, last place is a tough pill to swallow.

HeatherC
09-12-2012, 04:55 AM
I heart my Reds. :swoon: :cheer: :biggrinbo

PrincessLeppard
09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Giants/Reds for NL Playoffs!

With the Giants winning in four, of course.

;)

And the Giants winning the World Series on my birthday, naturally. :encore:

milanessa
09-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Giants/Reds for NL Playoffs!

With the Giants winning in four, of course.

;)

And the Giants winning the World Series on my birthday, naturally. :encore:

Dream on, sweet thing. :rofl:

HeatherC
09-13-2012, 02:31 AM
Giants/Reds for NL Playoffs!

With the Giants winning in four, of course.

;)

And the Giants winning the World Series on my birthday, naturally. :encore:

Your team all ready won two years ago. ;) Time for some new blood to win the World Series....RED blood!!! GO REDS!!!!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

PrincessLeppard
09-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Dream on, sweet thing. :rofl:

:drama:

I'm going to be in San Francisco the weekend the playoffs start. But my friend is getting married. I suppose I have to go to the wedding.

;)