Baseball 2012!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by PrincessLeppard, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Hey, my man Joey got hurt in your evil ballpark so I'm not rooting for your Giants either, LOL :p :lol: But, that said, I'm totally an ABY too so on that we wholeheartedly agree! :D

    Goodness, I'm watching the Reds vs the Astros on FSN Ohio tonight and there are only about twenty people in the Astros ballpark. I think they're all Reds fans too. Yikes! :eek:
     
  2. jobelle

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    During the press conference before the Mariners game today it was said that Ichiro actually came to the team to ask them if they would be open to trading him

    From the press conference (Howard Lincoln, M's CEO):

    And, hey, he'll probably get a chance to go the playoffs this year ... sure wouldn't have gotten there with the Mariners :( And now the Mariners don't have to make the difficult decision about whether or not they will resign him in the off-season.

    Best wishes to him though .... was a huge fan of his over the past decade (but wish it was anyone but the Yankees!)
     
  3. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

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    Heather, you might not know it, but there have been a whole slew of players who have gotten injured while playing against the Giants this season. It's almost a running joke on the broadcasts about how the Giants "Broke" another opposing player. Just a weird set of coincidental injuries, but beware when you play against the Giants I guess. :D
     
  4. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

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    Well I heard about this trade while watching a sports talk show. The Yankees? Seriously dude?!!! I have had a hate on for the Yanks for decades and this is the cherry on top of the whipped cream.
     
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Erm, sorry about Joey. My boyfriend Brian Wilson blew out his elbow in Colorado, so I currently really dislike them, so I feel your pain.

    When I was at the University of Houston in the late 80s/early 90s, there would be like 500-700 people at the Astros games. I'm sad it's back to that, since that new (well, newer than the Astrodome :p) ballpark is gorgeous. I hope going to the American League helps them out.
     
  6. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Same here w/the reaction of Ichiro going to the Yankees. As much as I admire Ichiro, for him to go to the Yankees? Would love to see him get a Ring, but w/the Evil Empire? Sigh...:(

    What on earth is this I'm hearing about Cal Ripken Jr's Mom being kidnapped and being released by the kidnapper sometime this morning? It's just...Wow!!
     
  7. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Well A-Fraud (yes, I'm 5 :shuffle:) has a broken hand so that hurts their chances of winning the series a little.
     
  8. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Just read that he could be back as soon as 4 weeks. :shuffle:
     
  9. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    I did decide that I'm going to root for Ichiro to get a ring this year so I guess I should be happy.
     
  10. jobelle

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    Felix Hernandez. Perfect Game. That is all.




    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
    :rollin:
     
  11. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!
     
  12. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    I hope it's not overshadowed by Melky Cabrera's positive drug test.

    Dammit, Melky. I power voted you to the All-Star game.

    Meh.
     
  13. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    You were the first one I thought of when the news about Melky broke PL. Stupid!!

    Here's hoping the Perfect Game will overshadow Melky's stupidity and Congratulations to Hernandez on one incredable achievement!!!
     
  14. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    I don't have cable so I don't know what's happening on tv, but Felix is still the top story on ESPN mobile.
     
  15. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    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.
     
  16. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  17. NeilJLeonard

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    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
     
  18. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    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.
     
  19. PrincessLeppard

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    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.
     
  20. Rob

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

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    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:
     
  22. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    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.
     
  23. Debbie S

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    :) 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
     
  24. AragornElessar

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    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. ;)
     
  25. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    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.
     
  26. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I heart my Reds. :swoon: :cheer: :biggrinbo
     
  27. PrincessLeppard

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    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:
     
  28. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Dream on, sweet thing. :rofl:
     
  29. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    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:
     
  30. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    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.

    ;)