Page 1 of 32 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 622

Thread: Baseball 2012!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Not after the same people as Theatregirl
    Posts
    21,720
    vCash
    350
    Rep Power
    16102

    Baseball 2012!

    To discuss before pitchers and catchers report: The extra wild-card team and the one-game playoff.

    I don't like change in baseball, but I do now like the division series, and I'm sure I'll like the one game playoff if it benefits a team I like, and not, for example, the Yankees.

  2. #2
    Go Team SW Florida! =)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    At Great American Ballpark cheering on my Cincinnati Reds
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,884
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    448
    BASEBALL!!!!!
    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

    "I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Not after the same people as Theatregirl
    Posts
    21,720
    vCash
    350
    Rep Power
    16102
    Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a month, kittens!

    Anyone have tickets yet for any games? I'm going to see the Giants vs. the A's on May 19th and 20th. On the 20th, they are giving away a Brian Wilson garden gnome. I must own one....

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Watching some crackling good television
    Age
    26
    Posts
    7,486
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Go Cubs go! Go Cubs go! Hey Chicago whadd'ya say, the Cubs probably aren't gonna win today!

    (Posted by a loving, dedicated fan)

  5. #5
    Go Team SW Florida! =)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    At Great American Ballpark cheering on my Cincinnati Reds
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,884
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    448
    The Reds officially signed Ryan Ludwick and Ryan Madsen this week to go along with their trades for SP Mat Latos (who's wife is freaking hilarious on Twitter ) and RP Sean Marshall. I adore Walt Jocketty for how he handles big deals and how stealth he was this year in getting all of these things done. SO EXCITED FOR MY BOYS THIS YEAR!!

    I haven't bought any game tickets yet but I'm also right smack dab in the middle of finalizing everything for two cross country skating trips within three weeks of each other so obviously baseball hasn't been my highest priority this month, LOL
    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

    "I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Elliott Lake :(
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,283
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Last night on TSN, they were reporting that Gary Carter is not good at all. Not only has the original brain tumor not shrunken at all, but there's been two new smaller tumours discovered after his latest MRI's. He's also falling quite a bit due to the cancer affecting that area of the brain.

    From all I've heard over the years, Gary's a really nice and great guy. What a shame and thoughts and prayers go out to him and his Family.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Not after the same people as Theatregirl
    Posts
    21,720
    vCash
    350
    Rep Power
    16102
    The Giants signed one of my husbands, Tim Lincecum, to a massive two year deal. The money should offset the pain of losing a bunch of 1-0 and 2-1 games.....

  8. #8
    Beach Bum
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Maryland burbs and shore
    Posts
    12,988
    vCash
    583
    Rep Power
    5666
    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a month, kittens!

    Anyone have tickets yet for any games? I'm going to see the Giants vs. the A's on May 19th and 20th. On the 20th, they are giving away a Brian Wilson garden gnome. I must own one....
    I share a 1/2 season of the Nats with a friend.

    Nats signed Lidge to a one year contract.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Elliott Lake :(
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,283
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    If things go as I'm guessing they will when I see my Foot Surgeon in a couple of weeks in Toronto, I might be able to get to a game this year at the Concrete Pizza Pocket.

    Hey, got to turn Medical Appts/future even more foot surgery into some kind of fun. Right?

    Yesterday in Toronto, the Jays held a "State of the Franchise" event.

    CBC Sports ~ Jays close to regular playoff appearances: Beeston

    While I would be thrilled to be watching my boys play Playoff Baseball again, not sure if it's that realistic. At least not the next couple of years.

    I also hope I'm really wrong about that.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Not after the same people as Theatregirl
    Posts
    21,720
    vCash
    350
    Rep Power
    16102
    I got spring training tickets!

    It's going to be so awesome to stalk Brian Wilson and his beard see how the Giants are looking for the coming season.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Elliott Lake :(
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,283
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Damn...

    CBC Sports ~ Rangers' Hamilton admits alcohol relapse

    I've seen what can happen when someone is an Alcoholic due to members of my own Family battling their demons w/this addiction. I really hope Josh can bounce back from this.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The River of Grass
    Age
    71
    Posts
    3,965
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Talking

    The Marlins new bazillion dollar stadium nears completion in beautiful east Little Havana. Not enough on site parking, so it's back to parking in some homeowners yard (at a reasonable price......). The built in stores & such are empty. There's no quick way to get there. The new uniform is ugly.

    But the season is about to start. Let the good times roll & the devil take the hindmost.

    NJL

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Age
    34
    Posts
    385
    vCash
    50
    Rep Power
    1008
    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a month, kittens!
    So do I! (I work for the Mets) Port St. Lucie, FL here I come! I so need a tan...

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Not after the same people as Theatregirl
    Posts
    21,720
    vCash
    350
    Rep Power
    16102
    Have fun at spring training, Jeff! When I stalked followed the Astros, I went to ST in Florida a couple times.

    Neil, at least the Marlins have Logan Morrison. He's pretty funny on Twitter. I have no idea about his skills as a baseball player.

    Also, is it true The Franchise is going to follow the Marlins? I was hoping they'd follow the Giants again, but alas

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    in the zone!!!
    Posts
    5,514
    vCash
    1654
    Rep Power
    3011
    It's going to be a Chicago Cubs/Detroit Tiger's world series!
    softball

  16. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The River of Grass
    Age
    71
    Posts
    3,965
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by mysticchic View Post
    It's going to be a Chicago Cubs/Detroit Tiger's world series!
    When was the last time that happened?

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Elliott Lake :(
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,283
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by mysticchic View Post
    It's going to be a Chicago Cubs/Detroit Tiger's world series!
    Well...Not anymore it's not...

    Have fun Jeff and please remember those of us here at FSU and drop us the odd tidbit here and there.

    I said please!!

    Any comments about that insane amount of money the Tigers threw at Prince Fielder? I actually heard that some of the Jays fans were mad we didn't go after him. I'm sorry, but really? Number one, after dishing out that money to just to win the bid to simply talk to that Japanese pitcher who went somewhere else, no way could we afford Prince. Number two, do we really want that prima donna in our Clubhouse? Hell, no!!

    I feel sorry for you Tiger fans, as I don't see this being a good thing for your Team. I just don't.

  18. #18
    Go Team SW Florida! =)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    At Great American Ballpark cheering on my Cincinnati Reds
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,884
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    448
    The one thing that's going to prevent my usual post skating trip depression that happens after I get home from attending a competition is knowing that pitchers and catchers report for my Reds SIX DAYS after I get home from Colorado. WEEEEEE! I am SO READY for Reds baseball! Mom and I have tickets to this spring training exhibition type game between the Reds team and some of their top prospects in the minors that's happening two days before Opening Day. It should be pretty fun and hey, I get my first Joey fangirl fix early this year which is NEVER a bad thing.

    GO REDS!!!
    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

    "I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake

  19. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    US East Coast
    Posts
    8,467
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    While I grew up in Ohio a Reds fan and I'll always have a soft spot for the Cubs since I used to live in Chicago, I'm really excited for the Nationals upcoming season. They've been improving over the last few seasons and finished one game under 500 last year. While it'll be exceedingly difficult to win the NL East this year due to the strength of Philly, I'm thinking the Nats actually have a legitimate shot at making their first post season appearance since moving to DC. I'm looking forward to catching some games this season. I don't particularly care for the NBA or MLS and tickets for the NHL and NFL are expensive, so MLB represents the one professional sport that's still reasonably affordable in this city!

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Elliott Lake :(
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,283
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    CBC Sports ~ Shoulder surgery sidelines Harden for 2012 season

    Not good. I hate to say it, but it's looking more and more like his career's done.

    edited to add...I meant to quote what Aaron said up there, but forgot until I'd posted. Anyway...

    What you said about the Nationals being the one affordable sports team to attend a home game at in the Washington DC area Aaron? The same can be said about the Blue Jays too.

    I can't speak for the ticket prices for Toronto FC, as I'm not that big a soccer fan, or for the Toronto Rock, as while I enjoy watching Lacrosse I never seem to be in Toronto when the NLL season is on. However, they play at the Air Canada Centre like the Leafs and the Raptors, so I'm guessing the ticket prices aren't that different to go to a Rock game, since they do have to pay the rent and whatever other fees to be able to use the building.

    Meanwhile, the last time I was at a Jays game, I was able to get third row...I'd say about four or five seats to my right/the player's left, from Third Base. The grand total of that ticket? IIRC it was inbetween $25 and $30 and that was w/all of the taxes included.

    Also had a really nice chat w/a drop dead gorgeous Toronto police officer while waiting for the worst of the crowd to leave the 'Dome. He thought I was hanging around to try and talk to one of the players, but then saw my white cane and realized I wasn't.

    So it literally was a win/win kind of a night.

    Even though I saw something that night I hope to never, ever, ever see again. We were playing the Rangers and Josh Hamilton was at bat. I didn't see the entire thing happen, as I was following the ball as it went into the outfield, but Josh lost control of his swing and ended up hitting the Home Base Ump so hard w/his bat, the Ump was knocked out. Seeing that poor man just laid out at Home Plate not moving...

    As I said, never want to see that ever again. Thankfully, he was okay, but regardless was scarier than all get out.
    Last edited by AragornElessar; 02-09-2012 at 09:10 PM.

Page 1 of 32 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •