Baseball Thread 2010

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by HeatherC, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Well, my team didn't have that great of a day (my Reds lost to the Cardinals for their home opener this afternoon) but I am SO STOKED that baseball is back for a new season! Anyone else ready for some baseball?! :biggrinbo
  2. Rob

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    Well, neither did mine, but I went to the game! Nats got destroyed by the Phillies. It was here in DC, but I could have sworn we were in Philly - their fans outnumbered ours like 4-1.

    At least we got McNabb.
  3. FSfan107

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    My Braves beat the Cubs 16-5!:) I'm excited for this season. Hopefully the Braves will send Bobby Cox out(this is his last season as manager before retiring) with a great season!
  4. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    :shuffle: Gee, everyone at my office was quite happy with the outcome :lol: The guys finally hooked up the cable to the new TV in our office so we would be able to see the Phillies day games. (I am still slightly bitter that they couldn't hook the cable up before Worlds... :p)

    I don't know anyone who is unhappy that he is gone... :shuffle: (I don't follow football much)
  5. Stormy

    Stormy Well-Known Member

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    You know I've been waiting for baseball since the end of last year's World Series. The Red Sox came back several times to defeat the Yankees on Opening Night Sunday. With the Sox locking up Josh Beckett for 4 more years, they have open of the strongest starting 3 pitchers in all of baseball for years to come with Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey. w00t!
  6. Rhianna

    Rhianna ...Her?

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    My teams all had great opening days. The Red Sox won, the Braves won, and most importantly the Cardinals won. I went to the beach instead of staying home and watching the Cards season opener and I felt so bad about it.
  7. purple skates

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    Go Tigers! :cheer2: :cheer2:

    We're going to a game on Sunday. Hopefully it's decent weather - so far the forecast looks good.
  8. Rob

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    Oddly, there were a lot of Phillies fans at the Nats game wearing their McNabb jerseys.

    I think most Phils are just steamed he got traded within the division. But we need someone who can dump the ball off on the run with our crap line till we get it rebuilt.
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    My Rockies won game 1 but appear to be in position to lose game 2. Glad it's a long season - they can have another slow April if it means they'll finish the way they did last year!
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    Giants sweep the Astros in Houston, giving up only 6 runs over three games. Houston looks like they will have trouble scoring much this season.
  11. Fridge_Break

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    2 games into the season and the Cubs have already made me put my head through the window! There's always next year... :shuffle:
  12. lenac03

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    Lame, Rockies. Seriously lame. Although they started 18-28 last year and still were the NL Wild Card. It's early yet.

    I am going to watch the Houston Astros play the Cincinnati Reds at the end of the month when I go to Houston for work.
  13. alchemy void

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    Go Twins!! Now 2-1! Rockstars. :cheer:
    I can't wait to see 25 games at the new gorgeous Target Field!

    I love how MLB starts as soon as Worlds ends.
  14. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    Me too. :cheer2:

    Go, Phillies! 2 and 0 for the first time since ???? (usually they have crap starts and heat it up in Aug and Sept) :cheer:
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    DH is a little ticked off at me because he missed out on three Mets games at Citifield. I entered the kids in a competition this weekend, so we couldn't make our planned trip to NYC.

    I bought him the MLB package on DirecTV to make up for it, though.

    Let's Go Mets!
  16. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Reds finally get their first win of the year today and they do it in dramatic fashion too! It was a big pitcher's duel between Arroyo and Penny (Bronson went 8 innings and Penny went 7 innings and each of them only gave up one run) and finally, in the bottom of the ninth, Jonny Gomes hit a walk off HR to win it for the Reds! WOOT!!! :D I'm glad the guys didn't get swept by the Cards and now it's time to kick some Cubbie behind this weekend! GO REDS!!! :cheer:
  17. NeilJLeonard

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    Marlins come home v the Dodgers after opening 2-1 against the Mets. Evidently they played some really bad ball in NY, but the Mets were a run or 2 worse. Over 33,000 are expected tonight. I wish we could average that for the season, but I know better...:(

    NJL (...and, the Miami Football Club "Blues" open their season on Saturday v the Rochester Rhinos in Div 2 NASL play @ Lockhart Stadium in Ft Lauderdale...Since tickets only cost $12.00 & they have free parking I'll be attending that game...:)...I hope that the Blues can get 33,000 fans total to attend for the season this year...;)....)
  18. professordeb

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    Jays fan checking in and hey! they won their series against Texas. WOW and came close to sweeping it. Nice start but the finish ... well, we are rebuilding and this year, without Doc. Could be interesting but I'm thinking it might me more like a train wreck.
  19. Rob

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    Hee, Nats won one!
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    I love Arroyo. :) However, Penney pisses me off, he sucked on the Sox, but as soon as he's traded he's awesome. I saw the recap of that game this morning and it looked like a good one. :)
  21. purple skates

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    Tiger's home opener going on right now. :)

    ETA - We won! :cheer2:
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  22. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Reds win again!! They beat the Cubbies 5-4 tonight but nearly gave their entire fanbase heart failure by having one of THE most stressful ninth innings ever. I'm glad they got the win (eventually!) but GEESH guys. Can you make tomorrow's game just a little less stressful!? It took about fifteen minutes for my heart rate to come back down after that last inning, LOL :lol: :yikes:
  23. Lucy25

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    Go Tigers! I miss my Granderson badly, but the team is off to a good start. Very pleased with the pitching so far.
  24. purple skates

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    Me too. We'll be seeing Verlander in person tomorrow. Last time I looked the weather said rain at game time. :(

    I didn't realize that Bonderman's injuries were as extensive as they were. I was listening to the radio broadcast today and they said it was a blood clot where they had to remove some rib and rearrange muscle :eek:
  25. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    I am rusty- totally forgot to check the Phillies score while at SOI! (which I can easily do on my phone) Glad the Phillies aren't as rusty as I am. :lol:
  26. NeilJLeonard

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    Don't sweat the small stuff...;)

    The Phillies are picked to run away with the NL East & go deep into the playoffs, if not all the way to another championship ring. They certainly have the players to do it. They'll not shock me if they do do it.

    My beloved Marlins showed their achilles heel again last night: the bullpen blew a lead in the 8th. Fortunately, the Dodger bullpen blew the game in the 9th, so life was good for us in the end. However, we'll not always be fortunate to be the comeback kids. The BP has got to have at least a couple guys that can close the door on the opposition once a late lead is achieved. If not, we'll "enjoy" watching an arch-rival win it all again.

    NJL
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  27. Lucy25

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    Have a great time! Hopefully Verlander will be better than his first outing. The rain is supposed to end by this morning, so you should have good weather. My first tickets aren't until June, but I will be there in spirit!

    I am so happy that Bonderman's first outing was so good. After all he has been through, this should be a nice confidence booster for him.
  28. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Reds starter Mike Leake becomes the 21st player to skip the minors entirely and make his big league debut today. So far he's thrown 3 innings giving up no runs (and it hasn't been easy, LOL :p) and now he just got his first big league hit in the last inning! Hope the Reds can get some offense going for him soon. GO Reds!!! :cheer:
  29. purple skates

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    The weather cleared as we were waiting to get into the park. Verlander was ok after the first inning, but that first one was pretty awful. What an ending, though. I feel bad for the Cleveland pitcher.

    (Cleveland was leading 8-6 going into the 9th. One run already scored, bases loaded and their pitcher walked in the tie run. Then a passed ball led to the winning run being scored.)
  30. Lucy25

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    I could not believe the hole that was dug after the first inning! I hate being at games like that. Thank goodness Verlander was better after. I still can not believe the Tigers won that game. I went outside to do some gardening after the eighth inning. I was (happily) stunned that we ended up winning! We need every W we can get this year, no matter how we get them.

    Glad you ended up with good weather. :)
  31. Fridge_Break

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    Go Cubs go! Go Cubs go! Hey Chicago, what'dya say? The Cubs are gonna win today! :)

    (Finally!)
  32. professordeb

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    I am totally blown away with what the "Cardiac Kids" aka the Blue Jays have done early in the season. One could almost become a believer ... but then again, it IS early and there's plenty of season left. I'll enjoy what's happening now with a smile.
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    The developments in the Mets - Cardinals game have me :rofl: . So both teams wait exactly 19 innings to score a single run, taking it to a 20th at 1-1. :lol:

    Of course, I probably wouldn't be so :rofl: if I'd actually sat through all 19 innings! I'd probably just be passed out from boredom. 18+ innings with no score!
  34. milanessa

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    Pink bats for Mother's Day. :lol:
  35. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    They auction them off later to help raise money for breast cancer. I don't think there's anything funny about it. It's a good thing that MLB does every year to help a great cause.
  36. lerei

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    Dallas Braden ftw!! And on "209" day with his grandmother in attendance! GO A'S!!!!
  37. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Huh?
  38. professordeb

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    Referring to the use of pink bats.
    One poster thought it was kind of a dumb idea. The response was that pink bats were being used by the players to help raise awareness about breast cancer.

    While watching the Blue Jays game, I noticed pink in parts of what some of the players were wearing such as wrist bands, a pink ribbon on their shirt, pink striping on a shirt or hat.

    Personally, I like the idea of raising awareness using colour. Our Jr B hockey club wore pink sweaters for one game, then auctioned them off and all proceeds went to Breast Cancer.
  39. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Press Release regarding the pink bats and the other things MLB does for cancer awareness

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    Major league baseball also does something similar on Father's Day to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer. I'm sorry if I sounded snippy in my last post (I didn't mean to be) but I know a lot of people who have either battled cancer or lost loved ones to cancer so the fact that MLB does so many things to help raise money and awareness for it matters a lot to me. I tend to forget that not everyone follows this type of thing as much as I do, LOL ;)
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  40. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    I think the poster you're referring to was me and nowhere, no time did I say it was a dumb idea. Lighten up - using a smilie doesn't mean I was mocking them. My husband is a minor league baseball photographer and the photographer for the Florida State League so I'm well aware of the good the MLB and MiLB do.