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Subject: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 03/31/06 at 7:51 pm

So...in just a few days the regular season of Major League Baseball will start. For most of the teams, opening day will be on Monday, April 3rd. For the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians, they'll start the season on the evening of Sunday the 2nd. So...what's everyone's favorite teams, and what do you hope they'll do this year?

For me, I like the Dodgers best (even when they play lousy), because they're my local team. I like the Angels too...but the Dodgers are my favorite, and I hope they do a lot better this year than they did last year. ;) They really stunk last year with their 71-91 record. ::)

May the best teams win! :) O0 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/31/06 at 7:53 pm

Let's go Yankees!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Dagwood on 03/31/06 at 9:36 pm

GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 04/01/06 at 1:31 pm

I am with you Nalley, GO DODGERS!!!  I live in Hawaii and we don't have a baseball team, in fact we don't have a football team or basketball team or hockey team, but we do or did have an arena football team...don't really know. ;D
Anyways, our Dodgers were sure busy during the offseason and loaded the team up.  They are capable of winning the division in a so-so division.  They have to STAY healthy which is a key for team.  But hey, as long as they end up above the SF Giants!!! ::)

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/mejapaneseboy/Go20Dodgers_tif.jpg

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/01/06 at 1:43 pm

I hope the Cubs are the next to break their curse.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/01/06 at 2:06 pm


I hope the Cubs are the next to break their curse.

I hope so too. I really wanted them to advance to the WS three years ago. They were this close! :o


Anyway, the Dodgers and Angels have been playing a few special pre-season games each year during the weekend before the start of the series. This year, the first one was played last night at Dodger Stadium; Angels won it 7-6 in an 8-inning rain delay.

Livinonthe80's, you're right...them Dodgers do need to stay healthy. They got plagued last year with a bunch of injuries.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/01/06 at 3:26 pm

Go Indians! Can't wait till tomorrow night.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/01/06 at 3:42 pm

I can only be optimistic about my beloved Phillies, but they lack starting pitching.
we shall have to wait and see.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/01/06 at 4:09 pm

LET'S GO METS!!!!





Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 04/01/06 at 5:49 pm


LET'S GO METS!!!!





Cat


Man your Mets are looking very good!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 04/01/06 at 6:10 pm


GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Heard the news about Wood and Prior going on the 15-DL, hope they come back healthy..they are 2 pitchers I would love to see pitching the whole season!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/01/06 at 6:21 pm


Man your Mets are looking very good!!!



I hope so-after years of changing.  They last went to the Series in 2000 and there is not ONE player/coach/manager etc. left on the team that went to that Series. The last one to leave was Mike Piazza who just left after last season.



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/01/06 at 6:49 pm

I hope the Phillies don't let me down this year! But knowing the Phils lately, I don't hold out much hope....

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/02/06 at 5:40 pm


LET'S GO METS!!!!





Cat



The Mets look really good this year. I got a feeling this will be the year they finally overtake my Braves in the NL East.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/02/06 at 6:20 pm

TWINS, Baby!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/02/06 at 6:26 pm

I just gotta add a better picture of Johan Santana.


Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Dagwood on 04/02/06 at 10:25 pm


Heard the news about Wood and Prior going on the 15-DL, hope they come back healthy..they are 2 pitchers I would love to see pitching the whole season!!!


Noooo!!!!  This is the first I've heard of it.  Been working this weekend and haven't heard much baseball news.  Oh well.  It's better that this happens at the beginning of the season.  We want them healthy for the rest of the season.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/02/06 at 11:08 pm

I can't wait for tonight!!!!!  My boys versus the A's out in Oaktown.  I hope we kick some Cali ass.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/02/06 at 11:17 pm

LET'S GO BUCS!!!


http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=pittsburgh+pirates/v=2/SID=e/l=IVI/;_ylt=A9gnMibToTBE6gUAux.jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12a6sqgaj/EXP=1144124243/*-http%3A//www.whateversports.com/acatalog/afg4pirates.jpg

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: twistedwarp on 04/03/06 at 8:05 am

well of course im going for the yankees to win this year.I mean they got to win,especially with johnny in the line up.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/03/06 at 11:06 am


The Sox/Indians game was delayed because of rain and last I heard, it hadn't started again :(  I've been a lifelong Sox fan, but there is a special place in my heart for the Cubbies :P

I think the Sox were leading when the game was halted in the 7th. :-\\

Dodgers are scheduled to open the season today against the Atlanta Braves in Dodger Stadium, but there's a chance it might be rained out. :-\\ :-\\ :\'( We shall see.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/03/06 at 11:08 am


I think the Sox were leading when the game was halted in the 7th. :-\\

Dodgers are scheduled to open the season today against the Atlanta Braves in Dodger Stadium, but there's a chance it might be rained out. :-\\ :-\\ :\'( We shall see.


They ended up finishing the game. White Sox won 10-4. The tribe looked pretty crappy, oh well, lol.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/03/06 at 12:40 pm

Just out of curosity does anyone give my Braves a chance to win the NL east again? Like I said before I got the Mets finally getting past them this year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ... on 04/03/06 at 2:30 pm

So we have some Yankee likers on this board now? Last year we didn't. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 3:10 pm


I hope the Cubs are the next to break their curse.

I hope not.

That'd pretty much ruin Baseball for me  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 3:13 pm


LET'S GO METS!!!!


I feel sorry for you.

I wouldn't mind seeing the Mets do well.. but once again, they've signed a load of old.. good.. by old guys to big deals who'll be injured by June  ;D

I'd love to be proved wrong, but I doubt it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 3:14 pm


Noooo!!!!  This is the first I've heard of it.  Been working this weekend and haven't heard much baseball news.  Oh well.  It's better that this happens at the beginning of the season.  We want them healthy for the rest of the season.


Yeah, Prior was only just hurling for most of last year.

Shame.. he's a damn good pitcher.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 3:16 pm


TWINS, Baby!!!!


You from the cities?

I'm moving up there this summer, better get used to the Twins eh  ;)

In all honesty, I quite like 'em.. and of course, my Cards play in the NL so I'd have no issue rooting for the Twins.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/03/06 at 3:17 pm

I can't wait for tonight.  Of course, it's a west coast game so I won't be getting it until 10pm, but it's still YANKEES BASEBALL!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 4:04 pm

Cardinals 13 - Phillies 3 right now in the 6th.

Albert Pujols just CRUSHED one in to the top deck

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/03/06 at 4:41 pm


Cardinals 13 - Phillies 3 right now in the 6th.

Albert Pujols just CRUSHED one in to the top deck


Where are they playing?  I didn't know the new Busch Stadium was completed already.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/03/06 at 6:46 pm


Cardinals 13 - Phillies 3 right now in the 6th.

Albert Pujols just CRUSHED one in to the top deck


I can see my Phillies are off to a wonderful start.Jimmy Rollins
kept his hitting streak alive, 37 games, I think, any way I almost wish he didn't
I don't like streaks.Streaks are a distraction.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 7:19 pm


Where are they playing?  I didn't know the new Busch Stadium was completed already.


Oh it's ready.. but they're in Philadelphia.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/03/06 at 9:52 pm


This year, I'm rooting for the Cardinals.....of course, that's the "Little League" Major Division Cardinals that my oldest is on ;D  I'd get tarred and feathered if I tried rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals where I live :D


Yeah, rooting for the MLB Cardinals in the Chicago met-area would invite death :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/03/06 at 10:15 pm


Yeah, rooting for the MLB Cardinals in the Chicago met-area would invite death :D


..and vice versa.

I maintain, the difference between pretenders and a dynasty is about 250 miles  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Trimac20 on 04/04/06 at 10:18 am

I've always found baseball a rather boring sport. Sorry, I just wanted to claim every 'Last Post' in the 2000's board.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/04/06 at 10:58 am


 Heck, where I live, it's practically inviting death to be a Sox fan :D


Ah, a Northsider eh?  Oh well, Wrigley Field is nicer anyway :D

Although I did get to see the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis and I have to say that it looks like a grand place to watch a game :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/04/06 at 11:48 am

Well...the Dodgers did play yesterday, but lost by a run to the Braves, 11-10. :-\\ I bet today's game might be rained out, though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 11:55 am


Ah, a Northsider eh?  Oh well, Wrigley Field is nicer anyway :D

Although I did get to see the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis and I have to say that it looks like a grand place to watch a game :)


I assume you saw pictures of it.

I'm doing some work on a project for Busch. I've been round the stadium a few times and have to say I'm excited. I really didn't want to like it.. in fact, I wanted to hate it, but I couldn't.
Although some of the halls and suites have incredibly low cielings  :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/04/06 at 1:04 pm

WOO HOO-the Mets are undefeated so far this season.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/04/06 at 1:44 pm

Well, my team kicked ass last night.  Yahoo!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Guest on 04/04/06 at 4:42 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/04/06 at 7:15 pm



Yeah, the Yankees killed the A's last night. What was it like 15-2?



Yup.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/04/06 at 8:02 pm


I've always found baseball a rather boring sport. Sorry, I just wanted to claim every 'Last Post' in the 2000's board.
Hey, some people think my favorite sport(NASCAR) is boring. So what?

I just hope the Phillies are decent this year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 11:34 pm


Hey, some people think my favorite sport(NASCAR) is boring. So what?

I just hope the Phillies are decent this year.


Phillies have made emselves in to a fairly decent ballclub, but it's gonna be a year or so before they really compete.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 11:04 am

Well...Dodgers didn't get rained out last night. However, they did have a rain delay in the second inning, up by a score of 4-1. They finished the game and won it 5-4. Danys Baez (who had been with the Devilrays last year) pitched the 9th to pick up the team's first save of '06.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/05/06 at 1:10 pm


Well...Dodgers didn't get rained out last night. However, they did have a rain delay in the second inning, up by a score of 4-1. They finished the game and won it 5-4. Danys Baez (who had been with the Devilrays last year) pitched the 9th to pick up the team's first save of '06.



And they beat the Braves.  ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 4:01 pm



And they beat the Braves.  ;D ;D




Cat

I take it you don't like the Braves either? ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/05/06 at 4:19 pm

Well so far my Bucs have started out really crappy...but I am not losing faith, it's still very early in the game!! ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/05/06 at 4:42 pm


Well so far my Bucs have started out really crappy...but I am not losing faith, it's still very early in the game!! ;)


Give your pitching prospects a year or two to mature and you might see some return, of course, that will be negated by the fact that half of them will leave.
I dare say Jason Bay will be leaving within the next two years, he signed the contract extension which is all well and good but he'll probably end up in the AL.
I dunno how much they're paying Casey, but I think he was a decent signing, he still has some pop left.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 11:37 pm

Not lookin' good...

ATL 8 at LAD 6 in the bottom of the 7th...

But L.A. has the tying run at first.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 11:40 pm

Now it's 8-7 Atlanta with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th. Sandy Alomar, Jr, is batting. Who'da thought he'd ever become a Dodger? :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 11:45 pm

Tied 8-8, still bottom of the 7th, bases loaded, still 1 out! I hope newcomer Cody Ross can cash at least one of those guys in...and NOT hit into an inning-ending double play. ::)

Darn it, there's two out now! Let's see what Rafael Furcal can do against his former team.


On a side note, the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 in 11 innings. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/05/06 at 11:49 pm

They left the bases loaded...I knew it! >:( ::)

Now the Braves will bat in the top of the 8th.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/06/06 at 9:29 am

Final score: ATL 9, LAD 8. ::)

The Dodgers actually had a 5-0 lead at one point, but the Braves overcame that deficit. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/06/06 at 11:48 am


Final score: ATL 9, LAD 8. ::)

The Dodgers actually had a 5-0 lead at one point, but the Braves overcame that deficit. >:(



Only saw the first inning of the game-and yes, the Dodgers were ahead.


As for my Mets, didn't see the game but they lost 9 to 5 in the 10th inning.  :o  That means that the Nationals got at least 4 runs in the 10th. Unreal. Well, it looks like the Mets are doing what they are famous for-throwing the game away.  >:(



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/06/06 at 5:47 pm

Jimmy Rollins hitting streak halted at 38 games.I am glad it's over, like
I said before,streaks are a distraction. It's a meaningless streak that promotes
self importance.Now maybe the Phillies can concentrate on trying to win a game.
Man, it s*cks being a fan of futility.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/06/06 at 6:57 pm

^Yeah, streaks are a major distraction. I feel kinda bad for Rollins though. It was nice to see someone make a run at a record legitimatly.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/06/06 at 7:06 pm

My Cardinals are 3 and 0.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/06/06 at 7:30 pm

You know what Barry Bonds should have said when they threw that syringe on the field?
"Thanks!"

That is, if it was a syringe. Methinks it was a turkey baster, or that camera was pulling a major-league close-up!
;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/08/06 at 12:03 am

Well...my dumb Dodgers, despite winning 5-3 in Philadelphia earlier, are once again plagued with injuries. And it doesn't look like we're gonna see Eric Gagne again until at least the end of May. :-[ :(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/08/06 at 12:43 am

Also, the Angels --- in their home opener --- beet the Yankes 4-1, which Sister Morphine is probably not too happy about. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/08/06 at 12:44 am


Also, the Angels --- in their home opener --- beat the Yankes 4-1, which Sister Morphine is probably not too happy about. :-\\



No, I'm not happy about it.


This team is going to give me agita, I know it.  I'm so tired of this garbage, I'm thisclose to hanging myself with a f*cking belt.



Excuse the language.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/08/06 at 11:01 am


Well so far my Bucs have started out really crappy...but I am not losing faith, it's still very early in the game!! ;)


So far the Pennsylvania teams are throwing out a big goose egg
the Phillies and the Pirates area combined 0-9.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/09/06 at 5:56 pm

The Phillies finally won a game,though it looks like
they will lose the second of a double header, at least they can put one
in the win column. Quirk will be happy to know the Pirates are also off
the winless list.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/10/06 at 12:24 am


The Phillies finally won a game,though it looks like
they will lose the second of a double header, at least they can put one
in the win column. Quirk will be happy to know the Pirates are also off
the winless list.

They split a doubleheader with my team --- the Dodgers --- today. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 2:13 pm

It would appear that the Cubs are doing rather well after their series with the Cardinals.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the new Busch Stadium holds up when the Cards do their home opener this week.  I saw pictures and they look very nice, the home plate view of the Gateway Arch and downtown is a nice touch.

Of course, the Cubs will probably tank at the midseason mark so I probably spoke too soon :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 2:20 pm


It would appear that the Cubs are doing rather well after their series with the Cardinals.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the new Busch Stadium holds up when the Cards do their home opener this week.  I saw pictures and they look very nice, the home plate view of the Gateway Arch and downtown is a nice touch.

Of course, the Cubs will probably tank at the midseason mark so I probably spoke too soon :D


I coulda been there today, so I'm grumpy.

Whenever the Cubs do well against the Cards it's the end of their season.
Historically, in years when the Cubs have been around .550 .600 against the Cards. The Cards have gone around .600 and the Cubs around .400

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 2:35 pm


I coulda been there today, so I'm grumpy.

Whenever the Cubs do well against the Cards it's the end of their season.
Historically, in years when the Cubs have been around .550 .600 against the Cards. The Cards have gone around .600 and the Cubs around .400


I know, that's why I'm worried.

Last season I think the Cubs were leading the division but after the All-Star break they went into a freefall and the Houston Astros overtook them in the last couple weeks of the season for the wild card.  It was sad.  They always seem to do something stupid when it seems like stuff is going well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 2:42 pm

I'd like to go to a baseball game, that would be fun.  I've never been.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/10/06 at 2:42 pm


I'd like to go to a baseball game, that would be fun.  I've never been.

I went to one last year, for the first time in nine years. It was fun, even though my team ended up not winning. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 2:47 pm


I went to one last year, for the first time in nine years. It was fun, even though my team ended up not winning. :-\\


Interestingly, the four or five times I've gone to a baseball game, the home team has always won.

I used to go regularly when I was in NC.  The Durham Bulls were the local minor league team (they fed into the Tampa Bay system, poor Durham Bulls), you probably know them from the movie "Bull Durham" and the real-life story behind "The Rookie".  Beautiful park, great family environment.  The old decrepit ballpark you saw in the movie is in old downtown, and the new one is several blocks down the road.

I was at the Oakland A's game at the Coliseum (I hate that stadium) when they beat KC to get the 20th win in a row to tie or break (forgot which) the AL win streak record.  Hatteberg hit a walk off homer after KC rallied from 11-0.  I also went to a game at Wrigley Field (Cubs won) and at SBC Park (now AT&T Park; Giants won).  Wrigley and SF had really nice ballparks.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:16 pm


Interestingly, the four or five times I've gone to a baseball game, the home team has always won.

I used to go regularly when I was in NC.  The Durham Bulls were the local minor league team (they fed into the Tampa Bay system, poor Durham Bulls), you probably know them from the movie "Bull Durham" and the real-life story behind "The Rookie".  Beautiful park, great family environment.  The old decrepit ballpark you saw in the movie is in old downtown, and the new one is several blocks down the road.

I was at the Oakland A's game at the Coliseum (I hate that stadium) when they beat KC to get the 20th win in a row to tie or break (forgot which) the AL win streak record.  Hatteberg hit a walk off homer after KC rallied from 11-0.  I also went to a game at Wrigley Field (Cubs won) and at SBC Park (now AT&T Park; Giants won).  Wrigley and SF had really nice ballparks.


Blech, you really liked Wrigley?

It's a nasty ballpark IMO.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:17 pm


I know, that's why I'm worried.

Last season I think the Cubs were leading the division but after the All-Star break they went into a freefall and the Houston Astros overtook them in the last couple weeks of the season for the wild card.  It was sad.  They always seem to do something stupid when it seems like stuff is going well.


I'm sure there may have been a week or two when the Cubs lead, but the Cardinals had the division all but wrapped up by the break. (Only ineptitude and injurys gave the Astro's a chance).

The day the Cubs win the world series, I'll be down in the basement renouncing all sin and awaiting the rapture  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:18 pm

It's nice.  The bricks and ivy give it a schoolyard feel and it has a great fan environment.  It is very old, but for an ancient facility it serves its purpose well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:21 pm


It's nice.  The bricks and ivy give it a schoolyard feel and it has a great fan environment.  It is very old, but for an ancient facility it serves its purpose well.


Ok, fan environment I'll take.

They need to take lessons from Fenway, now that's still a very nice park.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:25 pm


Ok, fan environment I'll take.

They need to take lessons from Fenway, now that's still a very nice park.


What don't you like?  The fact that you can actually see rust?  :)

Fenway still has those pillars that block certain views in the grandstands.  I'm hoping they have restrictions against parents with very small children on the Green Monster seats too.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:28 pm


What don't you like?  The fact that you can actually see rust?  :)

Fenway still has those pillars that block certain views in the grandstands.  I'm hoping they have restrictions against parents with very small children on the Green Monster seats too.


I've only been to Wrigley once, sat roughly adjacent to 3rd and it was all just nasty.
The seats were tiny, there was filthy everywhere, it looked like it was falling apart.
It's an old stadium and that's fine, but it dosen't need to look as bad as it does.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:29 pm


Just watch out for falling concrete :o


Oh crap, yeah.  Thank goodness that happened on an off day (I think?)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:30 pm


I've only been to Wrigley once, sat roughly adjacent to 3rd and it was all just nasty.
The seats were tiny, there was filthy everywhere, it looked like it was falling apart.
It's an old stadium and that's fine, but it dosen't need to look as bad as it does.


We sat along the right foul line, almost next to the grandstands.  It was nice there, despite the game being rain delayed for two hours.  I guess we just have different tastes :)  I'll take your advice and stay away from the left side though.  I'd like to take my family there on a regular basis when I move to Chicago.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:33 pm


We sat along the right foul line, almost next to the grandstands.  It was nice there, despite the game being rain delayed for two hours.  I guess we just have different tastes :)  I'll take your advice and stay away from the left side though.  I'd like to take my family there on a regular basis when I move to Chicago.


I'd say go see the Sox but they're *shudder* AL heathens  ;D

You're finishing your masters there right?

U of C?

I've looked at it, considering going there for '07.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:37 pm


I'd say go see the Sox but they're *shudder* AL heathens  ;D

You're finishing your masters there right?

U of C?

I've looked at it, considering going there for '07.


I hate the AL.  DH sucks.

I'm actually done with my Masters.  I'm going for a PhD :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:38 pm


I hate the AL.  DH sucks.

I'm actually done with my Masters.  I'm going for a PhD :)


Remember, EMPLOY ME - when you get the numerous promotions I expect of you.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/10/06 at 3:45 pm


Remember, EMPLOY ME - when you get the numerous promotions I expect of you.


Why, what's your field?  I won't be in any position to employ anyone for a good ten years :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:46 pm


Why, what's your field?  I won't be in any position to employ anyone for a good ten years :D


I'm a history major.
Nah, it's OK, unless you were planning to go in to Intelligence you're of no use to me  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/11/06 at 7:54 pm

Last Phiilies game I went to was in the early 1990's, they hadn't built Citizens Bank Park yet....I'd love to see the Phils play there. I've heard it's nicer than  Veterans Stadium which  it, along with Lincoln Financial Field (where the Eagles play) replaced.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 04/11/06 at 10:50 pm

All I know and want to know is that My Dodgers are sucking right now!!! :\'(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/11/06 at 10:51 pm

Yankees won, thanks in part to Captain Intagibles.  Thank ya Jeets.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/11/06 at 11:52 pm


All I know and want to know is that My Dodgers are sucking right now!!! :\'(

So are mine! They jumped out to an early lead today...only to have it erased later on in the game. A plus for the Dodgers today, however, was Bill Mueller (pronounced Miller) hitting two home runs for his new ballclub.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/12/06 at 1:50 am


You from the cities?

I'm moving up there this summer, better get used to the Twins eh  ;)

In all honesty, I quite like 'em.. and of course, my Cards play in the NL so I'd have no issue rooting for the Twins.


I'm feeling a little sheepish, as my beloved Twins have the worst record in the division right now. Even my beloved Santana is off his mark.  But  hey , we won our home opener tonight..  against the A's .. woohoo!
I'm going to the Twins- Yankees Game Saturday .. woo hoo. I'm a big Yankees fan too but I love the Twins , for better or worse. If it's any consolation.. Albert Pujols is one of my favorite players. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 8:19 am


Albert Pujols is one of my favorite players. 


He's already kicking off another MVP calibre year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/12/06 at 9:49 pm


I'm going to the Twins- Yankees Game Saturday .. woo hoo. I'm a big Yankees fan too but I love the Twins , for better or worse. If it's any consolation.. Albert Pujols is one of my favorite players. 

Wow... I hope you enjoy the game! 8) I went to a Reds-Dodgers game last July, only to witness the Dodgers playing goofball again. ::) I talked about it in detail on last year's baseball thread.

Speaking of the Dodgers, once again they jumped out to an early lead, but couldn't preserve it. >:( Pirates beat the Dodgers for the second night in a row, 9-5.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/12/06 at 9:50 pm

The Indians lost tonight 11-9 but at least they put up a good fight.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/12/06 at 10:38 pm

The Angels are losing to the Texas Rangers right now, 8-2 (I forget what inning). :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 04/13/06 at 6:22 am

Here we have baseball season once again and I am a woman without a team.  I was raised to be an
"Anybody but the RedSox" fan, which can be fun, but rooting for is more fun than rooting against.
What to do, what to do  ::) .  I do love Big Papi though, but then who doesn't?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/13/06 at 3:11 pm

My Mets won again today.  ;D ;D  I know I shouldn't get excited. I can't count how many times they started off the season doing great and by the All-Star game, they fell apart.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/13/06 at 3:29 pm


Wow... I hope you enjoy the game! 8) I went to a Reds-Dodgers game last July, only to witness the Dodgers playing goofball again. ::) I talked about it in detail on last year's baseball thread.

Speaking of the Dodgers, once again they jumped out to an early lead, but couldn't preserve it. >:( Pirates beat the Dodgers for the second night in a row, 9-5.

Well , the Twins swept the A's in their home opener..
Thank goodness.
I'm looking forward to the game against the Yankees on Saturday, how can we  go wrong, with Santana pitching, plus we'll be along the 3rd baseline so I'll have a perfect view of Derek Jeter :) (hubba hubba !!  )
It should be a great game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/13/06 at 5:51 pm

My L.A. Dodgers finished a week-long roadtrip today, going 4-3; today they crushed the Pirates by a score of 13-5 (sorry, Erin :-[ ); newcomer Cody Ross hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking grand slam in the 5th inning that put the Dodgers on top for good.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 04/13/06 at 10:38 pm


My L.A. Dodgers finished a week-long roadtrip today, going 4-3; today they crushed the Pirates by a score of 13-5 (sorry, Erin :-[ ); newcomer Cody Ross hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking grand slam in the 5th inning that put the Dodgers on top for good.


Alright!!!  Though the Dodgers are having their injury problems again, that doesn't seem to be the problem.  Their pitching could be better, they are hittting just great/they are scoring ALOT runs compared to previous years, their biggest problem right now is men LOB left on base.  They are leaving a whole bunch of them on so far.
GO BLUE!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: SamLoomis on 04/14/06 at 12:54 am

When I was 10 years old I said I'd live to see the Cubbies win a World Series, 40 years later I'm still wondering.  I'd say I got at least another good 20 years in me? What do you say?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/15/06 at 11:33 am

The Phillies won again last night.They seem to be on a
roll winning three straight.They are now 4-6.those stinking 
Mets won too, hey Cat TTHHHHHPPPPPPTTT  :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/15/06 at 12:27 pm


The Phillies won again last night.They seem to be on a
roll winning three straight.They are now 4-6.those stinking 
Mets won too, hey Cat TTHHHHHPPPPPPTTT  :P




;D ;D ;D


But I'm not celebrating yet (or at least I'm TRYING not to). Like I have said many times, they do great at the beginning of the season but seem to fall apart by the All-Star game.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/15/06 at 4:47 pm

Last night's Giants-Dodgers game was apparently delayed by rain; but I saw on ESPN's bottomline at 2 this morning that the Jints had won, 2-1; I didn't get any other details on the game. Speaking of the Dodgers, I found out today that Yhency Brazoban (who led the team in saves last year in absence of Eric Gagne) is out for the season because he had badly injured his pitching arm the other day in Pittsburgh. He'll be having "Tommy John" surgery on that elbow.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 04/15/06 at 6:06 pm

LET'S GO OAKLAND (clap clap) LET'S GO OAKLAND!

Home of the Wave :0)  ;D (October 5th 1981)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/15/06 at 6:07 pm

Tribe beat the Tigers today 7-2. Rookie Fausto Carmona in his first major league start pitched 6 stong innings and only gave up 1 run.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/15/06 at 10:16 pm


Tribe beat the Tigers today 7-2. Rookie Fausto Carmona in his first major league start pitched 6 stong innings and only gave up 1 run.

Good for him, and congratz to your team on their win. O0

Dodgers are hosting the Jints (with Bury Bonds >:( and company)... I haven't checked the score lately.

On a side note, I hope Abix had fun at the Yankes-Twins game today. ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/16/06 at 10:46 am


LET'S GO OAKLAND (clap clap) LET'S GO OAKLAND!

Home of the Wave :0)  ;D (October 5th 1981)

We swept Oakland :) (We, being the Minnesota Twins :) :P)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/16/06 at 10:53 am


Good for him, and congratz to your team on their win. O0

Dodgers are hosting the Jints (with Bury Bonds >:( and company)... I haven't checked the score lately.

On a side note, I hope Abix had fun at the Yankes-Twins game today. ;)

I had a blast.. We WON!! Twins beat Yankees 6-5.. Got some great pics of Jeter though... and my guy Santana. Torii Hunter and Luis Castillo were awarded Gold Gloves... Got to watch Pretty boys AROD (noRod:P) and Johnny Damon give away free balls with all the pop up fouls they were batting.. Yeah it was a great game. and we've won 2 games out of 3.. let's hope Easter Sunday brings us a sweep.
One let down.. Santana didn't get the win as he isn't quite on his mark yet. But Liriano got the job done.... in a year or two, he'll be singing  "Say my name, say my name!!" 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/16/06 at 11:22 am

Getting ready to go to the Cards - Reds game here in an hour or so.
Feeling confident, especially after Ponson owned them yesterday.

Edmonds will start hitting soon and Encarnacion is just the streakist player in Baseball, if he start fireing they'll get going.

Good that Rolen came right outta the box and started taking names, I still believe he will be the greatest third baseman ever to play the game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/16/06 at 5:27 pm


I had a blast.. We WON!! Twins beat Yankees 6-5.. Got some great pics of Jeter though... and my guy Santana. Torii Hunter and Luis Castillo were awarded Gold Gloves... Got to watch Pretty boys AROD (noRod:P) and Johnny Damon give away free balls with all the pop up fouls they were batting.. Yeah it was a great game. and we've won 2 games out of 3.. let's hope Easter Sunday brings us a sweep.
One let down.. Santana didn't get the win as he isn't quite on his mark yet. But Liriano got the job done.... in a year or two, he'll be singing  "Say my name, say my name!!" 

Wow! Glad you had fun at the game. And I'm also glad your team won. :) 8) O0 I wish my team had won when I was at Dodger Stadium last July :-\\ :-(By the way, I intentionally used the wrong homonym there cuz I don't like the guy >:( one bit.) They will try to take two out of three today; the game will be on ESPN later. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/16/06 at 7:39 pm

HOLY sheesh!!

Well, Albert Pujols is putting in his bid for MVP again.

He jacked three today, including a walk off, 2 RBI monster in the ninth.

Rolen played great but my man Juan sucked majorly.

I've defended him ever since he was signed, but he really needs to start performing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/16/06 at 7:45 pm

Great game for by boys today.  It sucks we had to lose the way we did last night, but you win or lose with your best on the mound and you don't get much better than Mariano Rivera.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/16/06 at 9:30 pm


Great game for by boys today.  It sucks we had to lose the way we did last night, but you win or lose with your best on the mound and you don't get much better than Mariano Rivera.

yeah he's a force to be reckoned with, this is true.
I have to admit I'm a Yankees fan as well but when it comes to the Twins, I have to be loyal to my home team.  Whenever we host the Yankees, I always go to a game..  However, I still can't stand A Rod.  As great as his stats are,  he just irks me.  Jeter on the other  hand , is an all around great player, great captain, and should  try to  capitalize on that confidence he has by selling Self help tapes. I have to say, they kicked our butts today, but, at least we won the series. 2 out of 3. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/17/06 at 11:04 am

Jints blanked my stinking Dodgers yesterday, 2 to goose egg. >:( B-Bo didn't get any hits...except by a pitch later on. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/18/06 at 12:25 pm

And the Dodgers lost another one yesterday... 4-1 to the Cubbies. :-\\ It was Greg Maddux's first win since turning 40. I remember when he was in his first stint with the Chicago Cubs; 16 years ago this month he pitched a complete game shutout at Dodger Stadium; I even remember being at that game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Mr. Guest on 04/19/06 at 1:07 am

Final score in Baltimore: Cleveland 15, Baltimore 1. :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/19/06 at 2:38 am


Final score in Baltimore: Cleveland 15, Baltimore 1. :o



Nice to see Baltimore continuing to give a sh*t about baseball.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/19/06 at 1:06 pm

Dodgers won it in the 9th inning last night, 2-1. :) JD Drew singled home Kenny Lofton, who scored the winning run. Sorry, Dagny :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/20/06 at 9:41 am

Dodgers and Angels both lost last night, after blowing their respective leads. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: baa on 04/20/06 at 11:23 am



Nice to see Baltimore continuing to give a sh*t about baseball.


And they returned the favor last night against the Cleveland Idiots I mean Indians, 18-9!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/22/06 at 2:14 am

Dodgers end a long losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks, beating them 6-3 at Dodger Stadium. 8) JD Drew, who hit a home run in the game, was responsible for half of the Dodgers' six runs. In addition, starter Odalis Perez improves to 3-0.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/22/06 at 11:56 am

The Phillies are just plain awful.I can't see how
Ed Wade passed up on Jim Leyland and chose Gomer Pyle, er, I mean
Charlie Manuel as manager.Now that Wade is gone and Gillick is here,
hopefully, The Phillies can get a decent manager
and put together a better pitching staff.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/22/06 at 12:25 pm

Albert Pujols seems to be having his break out year.

One assumed it would happen eventually.

He currently leads the major leagues in Slugging Avg, Home Runs and RBI's.

He also leads the National League in Runs and is batting just shy of .360.

He happened to make his 1000th hit last night against the Cubs as well.

Thing with Albert has always been this..

Every year, he'll jack about 40 big ones, he'll make about 120 RBI's, he'll hit .335 - .345 and get about 130 runs.
But he keeps adding to his repetoire.
Last year, he decided he wanted to be a better base runner, he started stealing bases.
This year he said he wants a Golden Glove, well dammit if he ain't the best First Baseman in the Majors.

Most of the best players have that big break out year, I think this could be Alberts.
It'd be nice to see a guy not on the juice do something incredible.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/22/06 at 6:48 pm

The Phillies were rained out today, the game will be made up in July as part
of a day-night double header.This is a trend I hate.Remember the days when
double headers were scheduled, even after that, a make up double header was
a two for one deal.Now, if you want to see both games of a double header you
have to buy tickets for both games.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/22/06 at 6:57 pm


The Phillies were rained out today, the game will be made up in July as part
of a day-night double header.This is a trend I hate.Remember the days when
double headers were scheduled, even after that, a make up double header was
a two for one deal.Now, if you want to see both games of a double header you
have to buy tickets for both games.



Actually, I think if you present your ticket from the rained out game, it will act as a ticket to the make-up game.  You might have to call the venue where the game is being played to find out the specifics.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/22/06 at 7:07 pm



Actually, I think if you present your ticket from the rained out game, it will act as a ticket to the make-up game.  You might have to call the venue where the game is being played to find out the specifics.


I heard on the local news, todays tickets will be honored for the first game but you
have to buy tickets fot the second game.I hate this, go back to the way it was, 2 for 1.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/06 at 3:54 pm


I heard on the local news, todays tickets will be honored for the first game but you
have to buy tickets fot the second game.I hate this, go back to the way it was, 2 for 1.



What are they going to do? Go through the stadium and check everyone's tickets? Or are they going to clear out the stadium and have everyone come in again so they can check tickets? Either way, it sounds like a lot of b.s. Tickets are so outragous as it is-but that is because they have to pay some players obsene amounts of $$$$$$ for PLAYING A GAME!!!!




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 04/23/06 at 8:41 pm



What are they going to do? Go through the stadium and check everyone's tickets? Or are they going to clear out the stadium and have everyone come in again so they can check tickets? Either way, it sounds like a lot of b.s. Tickets are so outragous as it is-but that is because they have to pay some players obsene amounts of $$$$$$ for PLAYING A GAME!!!!




Cat



They will clear the stadium.The first game starts at 12:00, the 2nd game at 7:30.
Funny thing is Cat, I think it was the Mets who were the first team to do this.A day-
night double header with the Yankees.It worked , and other teams followed.You're
right, it's the obscene amount of money paid for mediocre play and the fans suffer.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/24/06 at 11:15 am

After losing to the Deebacks on Saturday night 5-4, the Dodgers beat them 6-4 yesterday to take two of three. Jae Seo still hasn't won a game yet.

Now they go to Houston for three games, and will try to win there for the first time since July 2004.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/25/06 at 11:50 am

Well... last night Nomar Garciaparra hit his first home run as a Dodger, and it was a grand slam...to give his team the lead. L.A. won in Houston, 6-2. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ... on 04/25/06 at 2:52 pm

How about that Ervin Santana? He pitched another gem last night for the Angels against the Detroit Tigers...and is certainly doing better than Johan Santana of the Twinkies. (And I doubt that the two pitchers are related.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 04/25/06 at 3:44 pm


Well... last night Nomar Garciaparra hit his first home run as a Dodger, and it was a grand slam...to give his team the lead. L.A. won in Houston, 6-2. 8)


Good for Nomar, I hope he does well.  The Red Sox just about broke his heart, the way they treated him, and no matter where he goes he will always be appreciated by Boston fans(speaking as a Boston anti Red Soxer).  I hope his career goes the way Roger Clemens' did, and Dennis Eckersley, and Tom Gordon, and
Babe Ruth, and Jackie Robinson(the Sox had first dibs on him)........all those other guys the Sox just didn't think they wanted or needed.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/25/06 at 4:13 pm


Good for Nomar, I hope he does well.  The Red Sox just about broke his heart, the way they treated him, and no matter where he goes he will always be appreciated by Boston fans(speaking as a Boston anti Red Soxer).  I hope his career goes the way Roger Clemens' did, and Dennis Eckersley, and Tom Gordon, and
Babe Ruth, and Jackie Robinson(the Sox had first dibs on him)........all those other guys the Sox just didn't think they wanted or needed.



And Carlton Fisk and Mo Vaughan and Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon and Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez and Tris Speaker and the list goes on.


The Sox have a long and upstanding history of dicking former players around.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 04/26/06 at 5:08 am

^ Then again, they put forward on the news their "stars" like Curt the Schill, can someone take him please?
He gives up 5 runs in 6 innings, the only reason they won the game is because Manny bailed him out, and he gets on the news with some rhetoric about how things went ok blah, blah, blah. He should have been braiding Mannys hair for him.  They gave the win to Keith Foulk, the reliever. Jason Varitek is the Captain of the team, but you can see Curt trying to take over the role, it's kinda obnoxious.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/26/06 at 4:36 pm

Just got back from the final game of the Cards - Pirates series.

Cardinals swept them in fairly simple fashion.

RBI Single by Albert finished the game off.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/26/06 at 4:40 pm


^ Then again, they put forward on the news their "stars" like Curt the Schill, can someone take him please?
He gives up 5 runs in 6 innings, the only reason they won the game is because Manny bailed him out, and he gets on the news with some rhetoric about how things went ok blah, blah, blah. He should have been braiding Mannys hair for him.  They gave the win to Keith Foulk, the reliever. Jason Varitek is the Captain of the team, but you can see Curt trying to take over the role, it's kinda obnoxious.



Fatty McTalkalot wanted to tie the club record for 5 consecutive wins in April (a record he would have held with Babe Ruth and Pedro Martinez), but he didn't.  He ended up throwing close to 140 pitches THROUGH 6 INNINGS and may have f*cked himself over for his next start. 

Curt loves the cameras and will do just about anything for an opportunity to opine in front of them. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 04/26/06 at 4:54 pm



Fatty McTalkalot wanted to tie the club record for 5 consecutive wins in April (a record he would have held with Babe Ruth and Pedro Martinez), but he didn't.  He ended up throwing close to 140 pitches THROUGH 6 INNINGS and may have f*cked himself over for his next start. 

Curt loves the cameras and will do just about anything for an opportunity to opine in front of them. 


On the other hand, Bronson Arroyo signed a contract for short money because he wanted to stay in Boston, and they turn around and trade him to Cincinnati within a month of signing the new contract. No one, again,
was happy, but it looks like he has been having a tremendous start to the season and the sports news in Boston keeps saying "How can we get our hands on a guy like that"  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/26/06 at 5:00 pm

Last night, the Dodgers played their first extra-inning game of 2006...and lost it in the 14th, 4-3. In the bottom of the 14th inning, the Astros had two runners on with 1 out. The next batter hit a fly ball to center field...which was deep enough to get home the winning run. So it was a sacrifice fly.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/27/06 at 6:26 pm

And they lost another one last night...I don't remember the score, but I do know that L.A. was down 7-2 in the 7th.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Mr. X on 04/28/06 at 12:59 am


And they lost another one last night...I don't remember the score, but I do know that L.A. was down 7-2 in the 7th.

nal: Houston won that game, 8-5

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 04/28/06 at 9:14 am


nal: Houston won that game, 8-5


Gotta wonder when the Astros are gonna wake up and notice that with Bakke injured they have a two man rotation  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/29/06 at 2:28 pm


nal: Houston won that game, 8-5

Yes, I saw that...thank you for supplying the score.


Jae Seo finally got his first win as a Dodger last night as he and three relievers combined for a two-hit shutout against the Padres, 3-0.

Speaking of the Dodgers, I found out that a former member of the team, Steve Howe (not to be confused with a same-named rock musician from the band Yes), passed away early yesterday at the age of 48; he had been killed in an accident. Howe pitched for the Dodgers during the early 80's, picking up 17 saves in 1980 and helping the team beat the Yankes in the '81 World Series (he would later join that team, in the 90's)...but during the mid-80's, he began to have drug problems. He was briefly with the Texas Rangers in '87, and after another drug stint, he became a New York Yankee in '91, staying with the team until June 1996, where he retired at 38.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 04/29/06 at 2:53 pm

And then there are those Red Sox    ;D ;D

(Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox hope to put the brakes on a three-game losing streak this evening when they play the middle contest of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tropicana Field.

In the opener of this series on Friday, Ty Wigginton drove in two runs and Casey Fossum pitched six-plus shutout innings, as Tampa Bay downed the struggling Red Sox, 5-2.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/29/06 at 10:33 pm

Well....there were some landslide scores today:

The Milwaukee Brewers tortured the Chicago Cubs today, 16-2 :o
The Detroit Tigers pounded the Minnesota Twin(kies), 18-1 (which Abix is probably not too happy about :-\\)
...and the New York Yankees clobbered the Toronto Bluejays, 17-6.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/29/06 at 10:35 pm

F*ck the f*cking Devil Rays.  They had the Sox on the ropes, could have knocked them out, but had to bend over and take it up the pooper and lose.  Now the Yankees aren't in 1st, like they would have been if Tampa hadn't dicked around.


/end rant

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 04/30/06 at 10:27 am

my poor, poor pitiful Twins :(  They really really took a beating the last 2 days.  Downright Embarrassing.  But I still stand behind my team..  win or lose, I love those guys.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 04/30/06 at 3:11 pm

I still stand behind my team --- the Dodgers --- even if they take a severe beating. Last night, however, they beat the Padres for the second night in a row, 4-2. Today they will go for a sweep, with Derek Lowe on the mound. In fact, the game should be starting fairly soon.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/30/06 at 3:24 pm

Yankees won and they're now in 1st place.


Kiss my butt, Boston. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ... on 05/02/06 at 11:27 am


Yankees won and they're now in 1st place.


Kiss my butt, Boston. 

Not anymore they aren't. Boston beat 'em last night.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 05/03/06 at 5:01 am

Nally, our Dodgers have to trade Ordalis Perez!!!  I never liked him because there is nothing special about him.  Especially after tonights lost to the Diamondbacks after leading 6-0, OMG!!!  I think DJ Houlton should be inthe rotation in place of Perez.  I am still behind our team but the way they lose is sad.  I am starting to look forward to the NFL season because I really wanna see my Cowboys!!! ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Ellipsis on 05/03/06 at 10:45 am


Not anymore they aren't. Boston beat 'em last night.

...And they remain that way, as yesterday's game was rained out.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/03/06 at 10:51 am


Nally, our Dodgers have to trade Ordalis Perez!!!  I never liked him because there is nothing special about him.  Especially after tonights loss to the Diamondbacks after leading 6-0, OMG!!!  I think DJ Houlton should be inthe rotation in place of Perez.

I know! He was doing such a fine job until the 5th inning! >:( And it was the second time in three days that the Dodgers bungled a shutout lead. Who was it, Chad Tracy, who hit a game-tying grand slam to overcome that 6-0 deficit!

Whenever he does something crazy like that, I call him Odullis Perez. ::) We need to win 50 more games to avoid losing 100; and the way things are going now, I don't know that that's gonna happen. We were predicted to do quite well this year, with new players like Nomar Garciaparra and Kenny Lofton...but it looks like the pitchers aren't so hot. Especially the bullpen; they can't seem to shut the door.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/03/06 at 10:56 am


Not anymore they aren't. Boston beat 'em last night.



And your point is what?  I can read standings.  I'm a smart girl.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Ellipsis on 05/03/06 at 3:25 pm



And your point is what?  I can read standings.  I'm a smart girl.

I'm sure you are. I never said you weren't.

My post was just an update of the A.L. East standings. I was just pointing out the fact that the Bostons are ahead by a game in the standings.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/03/06 at 3:44 pm

The Sox traded Mirabelli(catcher) in December, he suited up the other night-with the Red Sox! Yesterdays
game with the Yankees was rained out so we won't have to deal with the obnoxious rivalry baloney until
August

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/03/06 at 4:44 pm


Yesterdays game with the Yankees was rained out so we won't have to deal with the obnoxious rivalry baloney until August.



The Sox/Yankees play each other twice more this month.  Next week at YS and at the end of the month they're back in Fenway.  Next month we play the Sox at home, we won't play them again until August when it's at Fenway and then we play them one final time this season in September at YS.

I have these dates marked on my calendar.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/04/06 at 9:42 am

Once again, the Dodgers take an early lead but can't keep it! >:( In the 3rd inning (I think it was(, they broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer by Dioner Navarro, but the Padres later tied the game...and beat the begesus out of the Dodgers, 11-5. They just might finish with a record of 12 and 150 this year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/04/06 at 10:16 am

My beloved Twins finally broke their losing streak. They won the last 2 games :)  I was beginning to think that maybe we were cursed by Kirby Puckett's death or something.

A special note of interest to Sister Morphine:  Barry Bonds was beaned in the forehead by a ball , could this be a sign from the great sultan of swat himself? The Curse of the Bambino perhaps? Discuss amongst yourselves. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/04/06 at 11:55 am



A special note of interest to Sister Morphine:  Barry Bonds was beaned in the forehead by a ball , could this be a sign from the great sultan of swat himself? The Curse of the Bambino perhaps? Discuss amongst yourselves. 

Yes, I heard about that last night. This was during batting practice, I believe. Later, in the game, he went goose-egg for 4, which is perfectly fine with me. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/04/06 at 11:57 am


Yes, I heard about that last night. This was during batting practice, I believe. Later, in the game, he went goose-egg for 4, which is perfectly fine with me. ::)


Nobody likes Bonds, good, I can't stand him either. He's an arrogant jerk.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/04/06 at 12:00 pm


Nobody likes Bonds, good, I can't stand him either. He's an arrogant jerk.

Agreed! He makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/puke.gif

Looks like he's gonna pass Ruth; I just hope he never gets close to Hank Aaron. >:( He doesn't deserve it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/04/06 at 12:01 pm


Agreed! He makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/puke.gif

Looks like he's gonna pass Ruth; I just hope he never gets close to Hank Aaron. >:( He doesn't deserve it.


Yea I agree, I hope he doesn't pass Aaron either.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/04/06 at 7:48 pm


My beloved Twins finally broke their losing streak. They won the last 2 games :)  I was beginning to think that maybe we were cursed by Kirby Puckett's death or something.

A special note of interest to Sister Morphine:  Barry Bonds was beaned in the forehead by a ball , could this be a sign from the great sultan of swat himself? The Curse of the Bambino perhaps? Discuss amongst yourselves. 



I'm all for him getting beaned with objects so long as he's not killed or severely maimed. 


However anything hastening his retirement before he breaks Aaron's record is good in my book.  I want that piece of sh*t as far from baseball as humanly possible.  Did you hear that MLB is not authenticating any baseballs the Giants are using in their games?  Even THEY want no part of that piece of crap.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/04/06 at 7:52 pm

Bonds doesn't even want to break Aaron's record, he has even said this himself

Basically what he wants to do is pass Babe Ruth so that, according to Bonds, people will "Shut up about Babe Ruth"

Basically everything is a Racial issue for Barry.  He wants to pass the White Guy, but he has too much respect for Hank Aaron to pass him

It's all ego for this guy

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/04/06 at 7:53 pm


Bonds doesn't even want to break Aaron's record, he has even said this himself

Basically what he wants to do is pass Babe Ruth so that, according to Bonds, people will "Shut up about Babe Ruth"

Basically everything is a Racial issue for Barry.  He wants to pass the White Guy, but he has too much respect for Hank Aaron to pass him

It's all ego for this guy



He wants people to shut up about Babe Ruth?  How about he shoves his head back up his ass for awhile, hmmm?  No one is going to shut up about Babe Ruth.  He's Babe f*cking Ruth!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/04/06 at 7:55 pm



He wants people to shut up about Babe Ruth?  How about he shoves his head back up his ass for awhile, hmmm?  No one is going to shut up about Babe Ruth.  He's Babe f*cking Ruth!


I Know.  A couple of years ago though, Bonds was ranting on about how he wants to pass Ruth so that people will Stop talking about him and just Shut up about him already.  Apparently he's sick and tired of hearing everyone praise Ruth

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/04/06 at 7:56 pm


I Know.  A couple of years ago though, Bonds was ranting on about how he wants to pass Ruth so that people will Stop talking about him and just Shut up about him already.  Apparently he's sick and tired of hearing everyone praise Ruth


Babe Ruth deserves all the praise he gets.


Barry on the other hand, deserves all the scorn and derision he gets.  When he bitches about people bitching about him, perhaps he should try some reflection to figure out why that is.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/04/06 at 10:01 pm

So here is my take on the steroid thing...

Bonds went from being a good player, nay, a great player (and he was) to being a phenom, an unstoppable 40 year old.
Hell, the way he was going he'd be knocking stuff in the harbor with his cane.

Then.. the allegations came.

Then he injured himself, and spent roughly twice as long on the DL as anybody with a similar injury before.
Then, he agreed to take part in the WBC but after discovering the olympic style drug testing rules, pulled out.

Then he returned, and is playing like a great ballplayer of his age should.

Folks, Barry is off the juice, no doubt about it, I watched this with McGuire first hand.
He's gone off the gas and his age has caught him.

This will be the last year Barry Bonds rears his ugly head in the Major Leagues.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/05/06 at 1:57 pm


Babe Ruth deserves all the praise he gets.


Barry on the other hand, deserves all the scorn and derision he gets.  When he bitches about people bitching about him, perhaps he should try some reflection to figure out why that is.

Nicely said, SM! O0 ;D

Here's a karma point for ya.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 3:55 pm

I get tired of hearing what a jerk Barry Bonds is simply because I am from Boston and Ted(Teddy Ballgame, the Splendid Splinter) was just as big a jerk, if not bigger, than Bonds, but the named one of the Big Dig Tunnels after him, and get teary eyed just thinking about him.  Then we had, (good god, I forget his name, he was a pitcher with the sox) anyway, he was arrested in Toronto for telling a prostitute that he didn't have to pay her because he was a Red Sox and she should just tell her customers she did it with him and she could raise her price.  There are players on every team that are just so obnoxious, but because Bonds is in the position he is in people have decided to go for his jugular. Rag an him about steroids, or any how he plays, or stuff to do with the game, but spare me trash talk.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/05/06 at 4:13 pm


I get tired of hearing what a jerk Barry Bonds is simply because I am from Boston and Ted(Teddy Ballgame, the Splendid Splinter) was just as big a jerk, if not bigger, than Bonds, but the named one of the Big Dig Tunnels after him, and get teary eyed just thinking about him.  Then we had, (good god, I forget his name, he was a pitcher with the sox) anyway, he was arrested in Toronto for telling a prostitute that he didn't have to pay her because he was a Red Sox and she should just tell her customers she did it with him and she could raise her price.  There are players on every team that are just so obnoxious, but because Bonds is in the position he is in people have decided to go for his jugular. Rag an him about steroids, or any how he plays, or stuff to do with the game, but spare me trash talk.


Interesting.  You're defending a guy who called the entire city of Boston "Racist"

Bonds is pretty ignorant

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 4:19 pm


I get tired of hearing what a jerk Barry Bonds is simply because I am from Boston and Ted(Teddy Ballgame, the Splendid Splinter) was just as big a jerk, if not bigger, than Bonds, but the named one of the Big Dig Tunnels after him, and get teary eyed just thinking about him.  Then we had, (good god, I forget his name, he was a pitcher with the sox) anyway, he was arrested in Toronto for telling a prostitute that he didn't have to pay her because he was a Red Sox and she should just tell her customers she did it with him and she could raise her price.  There are players on every team that are just so obnoxious, but because Bonds is in the position he is in people have decided to go for his jugular. Rag an him about steroids, or any how he plays, or stuff to do with the game, but spare me trash talk.



Are there jackasses all over the league?  Absolutely.  I don't refute that. 

However, are any of those jackasses in pursuit of one of the most hallowed records in baseball history?  No.  The league won't even authenticate the balls the Giants are using in their games......that's how much distance they want to put between themselves and Barroids.  They even said they weren't going to make mention of him passing Ruth when it eventually happens.  The league let the steroids problem grow and grow and grow until it got out of control and now they have to deal with what's left.  If Barry Bonds breaks Aaron's record, I want an asterisk the size of my ass next to that number so that all who see it know it was attained by a FRAUD.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/05/06 at 4:19 pm


Interesting.  You're defending a guy who called the entire city of Boston "Racist"

Bonds is pretty ignorant


To add on to my statement, Bonds actually said this in an interview and the funny part about it is that he had not even been to Boston in his life at the time he said this.  Here's the article on it

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/06/18/blasting_zone/

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 4:27 pm


Interesting.  You're defending a guy who called the entire city of Boston "Racist"

Bonds is pretty ignorant
\

Bonds is right.
I live in Boston and it is racist.  That is the opinion of many who live here, many who left, and many who return(such
as my sister, and my best friend).  The Red Sox ownership under Yawkey was horrible, and not much better under Harrington.  It is only since the the new ownership that African Americans could attend a game at Fenway without being
called names, harrassed, etc, etc.  It happened to me the two times I tried to see a game,  so the knowledge is first hand.  The crowd, and the security forces were equally guilty, and their actions condoned by the Yawkey set.  The history of racism in the franchise is not a secret.  It is the reason African Americans born and raised in the Boston area were raised to never ever support the Red Sox. That attitude has changed with the new ownership, but I changed my religion, but not my distaste for anything Red Sox. There is an excellent book called "Shut Out:A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston"  that pretty much tells the story.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 4:33 pm


To add on to my statement, Bonds actually said this in an interview and the funny part about it is that he had not even been to Boston in his life at the time he said this.  Here's the article on it



It is a well known fact that African American players who played in Boston would tell other players who were thinking of signing with Boston that it wasn't such a good idea.  Up until the 80's during spring training the was a country club that
extended visitor passes to all white team members and staff.  All black team members and staff were excluded.  All the other
clubs returned the memberships unless all players were included, not the Red Sox.  A reporter got wind of the story and asked a club house staff member about it who confirmed the story, he was fired.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 4:41 pm



Are there jackasses all over the league?  Absolutely.  I don't refute that. 

However, are any of those jackasses in pursuit of one of the most hallowed records in baseball history?  No.  The league won't even authenticate the balls the Giants are using in their games......that's how much distance they want to put between themselves and Barroids.  They even said they weren't going to make mention of him passing Ruth when it eventually happens.  The league let the steroids problem grow and grow and grow until it got out of control and now they have to deal with what's left.  If Barry Bonds breaks Aaron's record, I want an asterisk the size of my ass next to that number so that all who see it know it was attained by a FRAUD.


My sister just moved back here from San Francisco, she is a Giants fan and she can't stand Bonds, but she also feels that he is singled out for an unusual amount of vitriol.  When the discussion about the breaking of records comes up it is like they want to focus on him, but where is that same feeling for McGwire.  So what if he was percieved as a nice guy, I personally think he is a jerk, not as half-assed as Bonds, but still pretty bad.
It is kinda like people shake their heads when it comes to McGwire, but unload everything on Bonds.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 4:46 pm


My sister just moved back here from San Francisco, she is a Giants fan and she can't stand Bonds, but she also feels that he is singled out for an unusual amount of vitriol.  When the discussion about the breaking of records comes up it is like they want to focus on him, but where is that same feeling for McGwire.  So what if he was percieved as a nice guy, I personally think he is a jerk, not as half-assed as Bonds, but still pretty bad.
It is kinda like people shake their heads when it comes to McGwire, but unload everything on Bonds.



I know plenty of people who thought McGwire was using, and I know plenty of people who think that both he and Bonds' single-season HR records should be tossed on asterisked. 

But McGwire isn't playing anymore and hasn't played for a few years.  He is not relevant to the discussion of Bonds breaking Aaron's record.  I could care less what he did now that he's not playing anymore.  He'll have to deal with whatever he did on his own time.  Bonds is still playing though, AND he's in pursuit of the record; McGwire never was. 

This has everything to do with that sh*tstain breaking the HR record and nothing to do with anything else.  I hate the fact that he had to cheat to do it.  HATE IT.  That invalidates it in my mind, as it does for many, many other people.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 4:56 pm



I know plenty of people who thought McGwire was using, and I know plenty of people who think that both he and Bonds' single-season HR records should be tossed on asterisked. 

But McGwire isn't playing anymore and hasn't played for a few years.  He is not relevant to the discussion of Bonds breaking Aaron's record.  I could care less what he did now that he's not playing anymore.  He'll have to deal with whatever he did on his own time.  Bonds is still playing though, AND he's in pursuit of the record; McGwire never was. 

This has everything to do with that sh*tstain breaking the HR record and nothing to do with anything else.  I hate the fact that he had to cheat to do it.  HATE IT.  That invalidates it in my mind, as it does for many, many other people.


McGwire quit playing because he knew what was coming with steroids.  I remember the day he made that record.  The euphoria, the cheers, and then of course his weeping like a five year old at the hearings.  I do not see any difference in him and Bonds.  He is just as big a sh*tstain, just as big a disgrace, and every bit as relevant to the discussion of the making and breaking of records.  As long as his record is allowed to stand then the question of Bonds record cannot be contested.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 5:02 pm


McGwire quit playing because he knew what was coming with steroids.  I remember the day he made that record.  The euphoria, the cheers, and then of course his weeping like a five year old at the hearings.  I do not see any difference in him and Bonds.  He is just as big a sh*tstain, just as big a disgrace, and every bit as relevant to the discussion of the making and breaking of records.  As long as his record is allowed to stand then the question of Bonds record cannot be contested.



I think not.  Bonds is going to break one of the biggest records in baseball history.  McGWIRE NEVER HAD A SHOT IN HELL TO DO SO, EVEN WITH THE STEROIDS.  We were never going to be discussing McGwire breaking anyone's CAREER HR RECORD because he NEVER had a chance.  It just wasn't going to happen. 

BTW, what record of McGwire's are you talking about?  He doesn't have one.  Bonds and his steroid-aided swing broke it a few seasons ago. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 5:14 pm



I think not.  Bonds is going to break one of the biggest records in baseball history.  McGWIRE NEVER HAD A SHOT IN HELL TO DO SO, EVEN WITH THE STEROIDS.  We were never going to be discussing McGwire breaking anyone's CAREER HR RECORD because he NEVER had a chance.  It just wasn't going to happen. 

BTW, what record of McGwire's are you talking about?  He doesn't have one.  Bonds and his steroid-aided swing broke it a few seasons ago. 


Yes, you are right, Bonds and his steroid-aided swing broke McGwires steroid-aided swing, so it is pretty much tit-for-tat.  But, if they are going to deny the record, they will have to go back to all tainted records, which will leave McGwire and Bonds, and baseball itself pretty much high and dry.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 5:18 pm


Yes, you are right, Bonds and his steroid-aided swing broke McGwires steroid-aided swing, so it is pretty much tit-for-tat.  But, if they are going to deny the record, they will have to go back to all tainted records, which will leave McGwire and Bonds, and baseball itself pretty much high and dry.



McGwire has no records!  None!  Once Barry broke it, it ceased to exist as far as McGwire was concerned.  There is nothing with McGwire's name on it.  There isn't even anything with Sosa's name on it. 

So why are we still talking about Mark McGwire?  He's not relevant in any way anymore.  It's about Bonds now since he holds the single-season record outright, he's still playing, and he's 2 from Ruth.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 5:24 pm



McGwire has no records!  None!  Once Barry broke it, it ceased to exist as far as McGwire was concerned.  There is nothing with McGwire's name on it.  There isn't even anything with Sosa's name on it. 

So why are we still talking about Mark McGwire?  He's not relevant in any way anymore.  It's about Bonds now since he holds the single-season record outright, he's still playing, and he's 2 from Ruth.


McGwire had a steroid-aided home run record.  Bonds broke that steroid-aided home run record with his own
steroid aided home run record.  If they start rescinding records for steroid use, they will have to rescind Bonds
steroid-aided home run record, leaving McGwires steroid-aided home run record, which in turn will have to be rescinded.  When talking of streroid-aided records, all records, whether they are still extant or not, must be brought into the conversation.  It will not be possible to deny one without denying them all, past, present, and future.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 5:27 pm


McGwire had a steroid-aided home run record.  Bonds broke that steroid-aided home run record with his own
steroid aided home run record.  If they start rescinding records for steroid use, they will have to rescind Bonds
steroid-aided home run record, leaving McGwires steroid-aided home run record, which in turn will have to be rescinded.  When talking of streroid-aided records, all records, whether they are still extant or not, must be brought into the conversation.  It will not be possible to deny one without denying them all, past, present, and future.



The only reason you brought up McGwire was because you were sick of people pissing on Barry Bonds.  If you don't know why people hate him as much as they do, you're not looking hard enough.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 5:34 pm



The only reason you brought up McGwire was because you were sick of people pissing on Barry Bonds.  If you don't know why people hate him as much as they do, you're not looking hard enough.


.
Or maybe I just can't find it in me to gather up so much hate in me over what? a baseball player?  What must life
be like to have that much time to pour that much emotion to something that matters to little?  I just cannot find a rationale explaination for such an irrational emotion focused on one person.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 5:42 pm


.
Or maybe I just can't find it in me to gather up so much hate in me over what? a baseball player?  What must life
be like to have that much time to pour that much emotion to something that matters to little?  I just cannot find a rationale explaination for such an irrational emotion focused on one person.



You must not be a very passionate baseball fan.  There are players I hate as players because they shut my team down, or they hit well against us, or they're just plain good.  That's not hate.  That's "you're not on my team so I don't like you, but if you were on my team, I'd love you to pieces".

There are a lot of people that take baseball seriously, I'm one of them.  I grew up watching it, my dad got me into it.  I get a lot of the passion for the sport from him.  People who give a black eye to the sport I love get my scorn.

Do you even have a team?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/06 at 7:03 pm



You must not be a very passionate baseball fan.  There are players I hate as players because they shut my team down, or they hit well against us, or they're just plain good.  That's not hate.  That's "you're not on my team so I don't like you, but if you were on my team, I'd love you to pieces".

There are a lot of people that take baseball seriously, I'm one of them.  I grew up watching it, my dad got me into it.  I get a lot of the passion for the sport from him.  People who give a black eye to the sport I love get my scorn.

Do you even have a team?


There is passion, and then there is vitriol, and what has been aimed at Bonds goes beyond passion.  I am from Boston and my grandmother was the passionate baseball fan in the family.  Her team was the Boston Braves, and when they left it broke her heart.  Because we are an African American family from Boston we were raised to root against the Red Sox.  My sister is a Giants fan because she lived in San Francisco, my other sister is a Yankees Fan, my brother doesn't care, and I follow baseball, but I am basically a fan without a team.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/05/06 at 7:39 pm

Barry Bonds is 0-2 with an intentional walk.He had a mile high pop-up
and now grounded into an inning ending double play.Better still the
Phillies are winning 6-3.I dread the bull pen so I'll
I'll be on pins and needles for awhile.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/05/06 at 8:29 pm

Bonds struck out to start the eighth. After three quick outs the
Phillies are headed to the ninth ahead 8-3

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/05/06 at 8:31 pm


Bonds struck out to start the eighth. After three quick outs the
Phillies are headed to the ninth ahead 8-3



To quote Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons:

HA-HA!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/05/06 at 8:50 pm



To quote Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons:

HA-HA!


That's great, It sums up just how I felt at the time.

The Phillies won 8-3, they now have won 6 straight and are one game over .500
Bonds was not a factor. 0 for 3 with an intentional walk.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/05/06 at 11:49 pm


That's great, It sums up just how I felt at the time.


Ditto! :D

In L.A., the Dodgers had a 3-0 lead on the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th (?) on last check...but I wonder how much of that lead (if any) is left. ::) This past week, it seems like they've built up a lead and haven't been able to keep it down, for the opposition comes back to win the game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 5:27 pm




In L.A., the Dodgers had a 3-0 lead on the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th (?) on last check...but I wonder how much of that lead (if any) is left. ::) This past week, it seems like they've built up a lead and haven't been able to keep it down, for the opposition comes back to win the game.

I later found out that the Brewers did tie the game at 3-3, but in the bottom of the 9th, Garciaparra singled home the winning run. So they won 4-3. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 5:33 pm


I later found out that the Brewers did tie the game at 3-3, but in the bottom of the 9th, Garciaparra singled home the winning run. So they won 4-3. 8)


Boooooo

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 5:47 pm


Boooooo

You're not a Dodger fan? ??? Or do you like the Brewers?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/06/06 at 5:52 pm

We were up late last night watching the Mets FINALLY beating the Braves in the 14th.  :o  And yes, the Mets won against them today, too. Hopefully, they will sweep them tomorrow.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 6:37 pm


Boooooo



Hey, I like Nomar.  He was the only player on the Red Sox (minus Tim Wakefield) who I had any respect for.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/06/06 at 6:42 pm

A's won today over Tampa Bay (like that was hard  ::) )

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 6:44 pm


A's won today over Tampa Bay (like that was hard  ::) )



My infirmed grandmother could beat Tampon Spray (don't ask......it's a long story on a Yankee forum).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 6:49 pm


You're not a Dodger fan? ??? Or do you like the Brewers?


Whoa Whoa Whoa, What does that mean?  Why are you surprised that i'm not a Dodger fan?  Do you just assume that everyone likes the Dodgers??

And to answer your question, I am not a Dodger fan, nor am I a Brewer fan.  I just root against all L.A. based sports teams.  But please do answer my question above, it's really bugging me...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 6:53 pm


Whoa Whoa Whoa, What does that mean?  Why are you surprised that i'm not a Dodger fan?  Do you just assume that everyone likes the Dodgers??



Just to butt in, I don't think you needed to bite his head off for asking whether or not you liked the Dodgers.  He said the Dodgers won the game, and you went "booooooooo"......he must have thought you were a fan, otherwise he wouldn't have followed it up with "I thought you were......".

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 6:55 pm


Whoa Whoa Whoa, What does that mean?  Why are you surprised that i'm not a Dodger fan?  Do you just assume that everyone likes the Dodgers??

And to answer your question, I am not a Dodger fan, nor am I a Brewer fan.  I just root against all L.A. based sports teams.  But please do answer my question above, it's really bugging me...

I never said I assumed everybody likes my teams. Where do you get that idea? Whatever team anyone likes, it's perfectly fine with me. Even the Yankees. I just felt a little irate when you said boooooo to my last reply. I, for one, don't like the Yankees at all, but now that we have at least one Yankee fan on board, I show some respect.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/06/06 at 6:56 pm



My infirmed grandmother could beat Tampon Spray (don't ask......it's a long story on a Yankee forum).


;D  I see the message, and I could be taking it differently - but it's funny, nevertheless.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 6:57 pm



Just to butt in, I don't think you needed to bite his head off for asking whether or not you liked the Dodgers.  He said the Dodgers won the game, and you went "booooooooo"......he must have thought you were a fan, otherwise he wouldn't have followed it up with "I thought you were......".


First off, it didn't seem like he was "asking" whether I were a Dodger fan or not, it sounded like he said "Wow, you're not a Dodger fan??" as if everyone is supposed to be

And there is no possible way he could have ever assumed I was a Dodger fan, because I've been completely Anti-L.A. on this board for quite some time and i'm more than positive he's seen my posts that were as such.  So I don't know how he could assume I were a Dodger fan, especially when he doesn't even know who I am  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 6:58 pm


First off, it didn't seem like he was "asking" whether I were a Dodger fan or not, it sounded like he said "Wow, you're not a Dodger fan??" as if everyone is supposed to be

And there is no possible way he could have ever assumed I was a Dodger fan, because I've been completely Anti-L.A. on this board for quite some time and i'm more than positive he's seen my posts that were as such.  So I don't know how he could assume I were a Dodger fan, especially when he doesn't even know who I am  :D

I did not assume you were a LAD fan at all.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 6:59 pm


I never said I assumed everybody likes my teams. Where do you get that idea? Whatever team anyone likes, it's perfectly fine with me. Even the Yankees. I just felt a little irate when you said boooooo to my last reply. I, for one, don't like the Yankees at all, but now that we have at least one Yankee fan on board, I show some respect.


Well, I meant the "Boooo" in all good fun

I don't like the Dodgers, I was just showing my feelings for them actually winning a game  ;D

Plus, I could have sworn you were an Angels fan. When I was browsing this board last year, you seemed like a pretty big Angels fan  ???

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 7:00 pm


I did not assume you were a LAD fan at all.


Ok, that's fine and cool and everything.  But it really did sound that way....what exactly did you mean then when you said  "You're not a Dodger Fan?  ???"

Even with the added Smiley Face it seemed as if you were surprised

C'mon, you can't blame me for thinking that this is what you meant  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 7:02 pm


First off, it didn't seem like he was "asking" whether I were a Dodger fan or not, it sounded like he said "Wow, you're not a Dodger fan??" as if everyone is supposed to be

And there is no possible way he could have ever assumed I was a Dodger fan, because I've been completely Anti-L.A. on this board for quite some time and i'm more than positive he's seen my posts that were as such.  So I don't know how he could assume I were a Dodger fan, especially when he doesn't even know who I am  :D



It was a simple question and you're getting bent out of shape.  Calm down, dude.  I've been called a Red Sox fan before and as a Yankee fan, that couldn't be more not okay......but if the person made a legitimate mistake, there's no reason to get all pissy.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 7:02 pm


Well, I meant the "Boooo" in all good fun

I don't like the Dodgers, I was just showing my feelings for them actually winning a game  ;D

Plus, I could have sworn you were an Angels fan. When I was browing this board last year, you seemed like a pretty big Angels fan  ???

Actually, I like the Dodgers more than I like the Angels. I do, however, often root for the Angels.

Sorry if I misinterpreted you; it was obviously a misunderstanding on my part. :-\\


Wait..you browsed the board last year? Did you have an account last year, or did you just recently register? I've just never seen you until now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 7:04 pm


Actually, I like the Dodgers more than I like the Angels. I do, however, often root for the Angels.

Sorry if I misinterpreted you; it was obviously a misunderstanding on my part. :-\\


Wait..you browsed the board last year? Did you have an account last year, or did you just recently register? I've just never seen you until now.


I didn't register until just last week.  I would just regularly browse the board the past 2 years or so.  I would occasionally post as a "Guest", but not very often

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/06/06 at 7:06 pm


Ok, that's fine and cool and everything.  But it really did sound that way....what exactly did you mean then when you said  "You're not a Dodger Fan?  ???"

Even with the added Smiley Face it seemed as if you were surprised

C'mon, you can't blame me for thinking that this is what you meant  ;D

I wasn't surprised at all.


I didn't register until just last week.  I would just regularly browse the board the past 2 years or so.  I would occasionally post as a "Guest", but not very often

I used to Guest post all the time for a year until I finally registered.

By the way, was your "Guest" name the same as your user name?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 7:06 pm



It was a simple question and you're getting bent out of shape.  Calm down, dude.  I've been called a Red Sox fan before and as a Yankee fan, that couldn't be more not okay......but if the person made a legitimate mistake, there's no reason to get all pissy.


But that's my point, it didn't seem like a "Question" to me. And I figured he was pulling the typical Hollywood Arrogance card by assuming that everyone loves Hollywood Based Sports Team  ;D

It's just something that gets under my skin.  That's my deal though, let me deal with it  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/06/06 at 7:08 pm


I wasn't surprised at all.
I used to Guest post all the time for a year until I finally registered.

By the way, was your "Guest" name the same as your user name?


No, I just used the name "Guest" when posting as a Guest.  But that was like a year and a half ago and I only posted on the '90s board

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/06/06 at 7:15 pm



Hey, I like Nomar.  He was the only player on the Red Sox (minus Tim Wakefield) who I had any respect for.


Big Papi? 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 7:18 pm


Big Papi? 



Oh f*ck no.  I can't stand that showboating clown.  Him and Manny Ramirez can take a dip in the Charles.  They're both extremely talented players, but the showboating and the posing and the posturing after HRs is something I can't stand.  Just hit the ball, drop the bat and run around the bases with your head down like Mickey Mantle used to do it.  There's no reason to show up the pitcher; the HR was enough.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/06/06 at 9:02 pm

The Phillies won again,4-1, for their 7th straight. I don't
know how Bonds did tonight because I only saw the final inning.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/06/06 at 10:43 pm

Yankees win!!  Yankees win!!



And Loki, Bonds did NOTHING.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/06/06 at 10:49 pm


Yankees win!!  Yankees win!!



And Loki, Bonds did NOTHING.  :D


That makes my night.  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/07/06 at 10:25 pm


Yankees win!!  Yankees win!!



And Loki, Bonds did NOTHING.   :D

As long as B-Bo does NOTHING, that's perfectly fine with me. ;D I wonder what he did (if anything) tonight in Philly.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/08/06 at 12:19 am


As long as B-Bo does NOTHING, that's perfectly fine with me. ;D I wonder what he did (if anything) tonight in Philly.



F*ck him, he hit 713 tonight.


I hope he trips on the dugout stairs and blows both his knees out. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/08/06 at 10:47 am



F*ck him, he hit 713 tonight.

So now he trails the Babe by one? Oh dear.. :o ::) :-
I hope he trips on the dugout stairs and blows both his knees out. 

Good one! :D That would serve him right! Anything to prevent him from...well, you know, getting near a record he doesn't deserve to reach.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/08/06 at 1:47 pm

He'll (Barry Bonds) always be remembered as the juicer that eeked his way past the Great Bambino's long held record.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/08/06 at 5:01 pm

I guess I'm not the only one:

Barry and the Babe

By Alex Beam, Globe Columnist  |  May 8, 2006

By the time you read this, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds may have eclipsed Babe Ruth in the home run department. But there is one department in which Bonds will never overtake the Babe: the department of mythology.

Bonds has become a modern-day Iago, reviled on almost every street corner for his crimes against the sacred institution of baseball. (''An overweening monster" -- Slate magazine.) By contrast, Babe remains the subject of collective adoration, a chubby, jovial Falstaff cherished in loving memory through the gauze filters previously reserved for Doris Day in her 60s or Ronald Reagan in his 70s. Just the other day I heard Ruth compared to Albert Einstein and Franklin Roosevelt as one of the seminal figures of the 20th century.

The black man is the villain; the white guy is the hero. How many times have I seen this movie? Only about 50,000, I'd say.

Ruth may have been plodding, but he was far from lovable, as Leigh Montville's just-published biography, ''The Big Bam," makes clear. In fact, there is virtually no sin that has been attributed to Bonds that the Babe didn't commit first -- and more so.

Brutish behavior? Even though Ruth was the first baseball player to hire a full-time public relations aide, there were plenty of incidents his flack couldn't cover up. Ruth charged an umpire and on another occasion threw dust in an ump's eyes. More than once, the Babe plunged into the grandstands to take on a heckler, the kind of impulsive (and understandable) act that may shorten basketball player Ron Artest's career.

One of the offending fans called Ruth ''a low down bum." You don't need a fertile imagination to figure out what epithets Barry Bonds hears from the stands.

Like Bonds, and all superstars, the Babe lived a life almost completely apart from his teammates. After a youth spent in a work home, Ruth's greed as an adult proved to be insatiable. Contracts meant nothing to him, and he cannily lobbied in the press for huge raises, threatening to switch careers if his employers failed to meet his ever-increasing salary demands.

Did someone mention breaking the rules? Lusting after money, Ruth embarked on a lucrative exhibition tour scheduled right after the 1921 World Series, in open defiance of Article 4 of the Major League Code. Instead of cutting the cherubic miscreant a break, Commissioner Kenesaw Landis fined and suspended Ruth, and made the punishments stick. It was a rare loss for Ruth, the spoiled man-child who almost always got his way.

Yes, of course, Ruth was nice to children, and so is Bonds, at least according to the latest episode of ESPN's ''Bonds on Bonds." But both superstars were and are able to control what we see. One of Ruth's many ghostwriters thought his client's showy displays of affection for the younger set were ''a put-on and a sham." Others disagreed. Whatever the case, familial affection, to put it gently, was not the Babe's strong suit.

There are other similarities between these two men who are being treated so differently by history. Like Bonds, Ruth developed something of a persecution complex. ''They're all after me," Ruth complained after Commissioner Landis lowered the boom. ''If I'm not wanted in organized baseball, all they have to do is tell me, and I will step down and out."

Most astonishingly, Ruth was taunted throughout his career . . . for being black. As a young man, his sallow features and puffy lips earned him a nickname that can't be printed in the newspaper but that dogged him throughout his life. Near the end of his book, Montville writes:

''Was the Babe, by legal definition, a black man? He had heard the bad words for as long as he had played. He had been handed the wrongful stereotype that would be attached to the black athlete -- the natural talent, abilities transmitted by the touch of God, not acquired through industry and intelligence. He never had the chance to manage a team. So many of the pieces fit. If not a black man, he had been touched by the prejudices against a black man."

Perhaps Ruth and Bonds have more in common than we realize.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/10/06 at 11:10 am

B-Bo still remains at 713, which is poifectly fine with me. In last night's game, he was this close to hitting it out when the Cubs' center fielder caught the ball at the wall. Hehehe! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/10/06 at 12:43 pm

First and last time I'll say this.

Give that Cub a medal!

Great catch by Pierre to stop Barry tieing for second.


Thankfully, a real hitter did go deep again last night.

Albert Pujols jacked number 17.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/10/06 at 2:36 pm


First and last time I'll say this.

Give that Cub a medal!

Great catch by Pierre to stop Barry tieing for second.



That's right...Juan Pierre... I'd forgotten what his name was. I'm glad he averted B-Bo's 714th. O0 O0 O0


Thankfully, a real hitter did go deep again last night.

Albert Pujols jacked number 17.

That's a good thing. 8)


Three Dodger hitters went deep last night in a 12-7 victory over the Houston Astros, including Nomar Garciaparra and JD Drew. Andy Pettitte remains unbeaten at Dodger Stadium, even though his team didn't win. That's cause he left the game with the score tied at 6.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/10/06 at 3:09 pm

Yankees 3 Red Sox 14!!!!!  What is that all about?  The Schill is pitching next, if the Yanks can't take this
one back they should hang there heads in shame.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/10/06 at 3:41 pm


B-Bo still remains at 713, which is poifectly fine with me. In last night's game, he was this close to hitting it out when the Cubs' center fielder caught the ball at the wall. Hehehe! :D



That was beautiful.  Truly beautiful.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/10/06 at 10:35 pm


That's right...Juan Pierre... I'd forgotten what his name was. I'm glad he averted B-Bo's 714th. O0 O0 O0
That's a good thing. 8)


Three Dodger hitters went deep last night in a 12-7 victory over the Houston Astros, including Nomar Garciaparra and JD Drew. Andy Pettitte remains unbeaten at Dodger Stadium, even though his team didn't win. That's cause he left the game with the score tied at 6.


Ah yes, JD Drew, former Cardinal. Takes the day off if he sneezes the night before  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/10/06 at 11:53 pm

Yankees win and that fat piece of crap Curt Schilling got tagged for 3 HRs........ ;D  ;D  ;D


Here's hoping Barroids Bonds doesn't hit 714.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/11/06 at 4:04 pm

This is just a prediction, After Bonds gets 715 home runs, no one will
have to worry about the home run record. After his 715th Bonds will go
on the DL, he might try to come back later but his knees will not let him.
He is only after Ruth's mark any way, he doesn't care about Aaron's record.
I don't know why he wants Ruth's mark, that will only move him up to second
on the home run list. The only thing second means is that you're the first loser.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/06 at 4:15 pm


This is just a prediction, After Bonds gets 715 home runs, no one will
have to worry about the home run record. After his 715th Bonds will go
on the DL, he might try to come back later but his knees will not let him.
He is only after Ruth's mark any way, he doesn't care about Aaron's record.
I don't know why he wants Ruth's mark, that will only move him up to second
on the home run list. The only thing second means is that you're the first loser.


Because Willy Mays and Hank Aaron are Bonds heroes, not Babe Ruth.  He probably would have been
happy if he didn't have to break Mays' record to get to the Babe, but that's the way it is. Aaron is still
putting up with bulls*t about breaking the Babes record, it is a resentment that goes deep into most
African American players and fans.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/11/06 at 4:38 pm


Because Willy Mays and Hank Aaron are Bonds heroes, not Babe Ruth.  He probably would have been
happy if he didn't have to break Mays' record to get to the Babe, but that's the way it is. Aaron is still
putting up with bulls*t about breaking the Babes record, it is a resentment that goes deep into most
African American players and fans.


I admire Hank Aaron, I would like to see his record stand at least for the
rest of my life. Growing up Aaron was one of my favorite players, the
others being Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente and Johnny Callison.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/11/06 at 5:25 pm

Dodgers jumped out to an early 9-0 lead last night...but the bullpen could barely hold it. Thank goodness L.A. ended up winning, 9-6.

Angels finally beat the White Sox last night, scoring 6 runs in the top of the 9th to add to their lead. Talk about insurance runs... they certainly got their share of 'em! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/06 at 5:30 pm


I admire Hank Aaron, I would like to see his record stand at least for the
rest of my life. Growing up Aaron was one of my favorite players, the
others being Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente and Johnny Callison.


Yes, but the sad fact is Aaron took a lot of sh*t when he broke Ruths record, death threats and all that, and a majority of it was racial.  There were a great many hold overs who didn't want to see an African American break the Babes record. It was the kind of sh*t Maris didn't get.  I would dare say that no one caught the kind of flack Aaron did since Jackie Robinson. It remains a sore point with him, with Mays, and with all the African American players who came out of the Negro Leagues, and their children, and their childrens children.  Willy Mays is Barry Bonds godfather, and he is also close to Aaron, so what he is doing is hammering a nail in the hearts of the people who still want to dog Aaron. He will drive Ruth down in the record books and leave Aaron alone.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/13/06 at 3:25 pm



Here's hoping Barroids Bonds doesn't hit 714.

Hehehe... he's still stuck on 713! >:D

Last night at AT&T Park (as the place is now called), his team fell behind my L.A. DOdgers 5-0...and we ended up winning 6-1. :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/13/06 at 3:55 pm

YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/13/06 at 4:05 pm


YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did they already win today? ???

I know they won last night over Oakland 2-0.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/13/06 at 4:07 pm


Did they already win today? ???

I know they won last night over Oakland 2-0.



Afternoon game; it started at 1. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/13/06 at 4:13 pm



Afternoon game; it started at 1. 

Cool. Which wouldve been 10 A.M. my time. 8) Congratz to your team winning again.

My team plays later on the west coast. Actually, I think the game's already started.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/14/06 at 6:15 pm

Yesterday, in the stadium that's now known as "AT&T Park", the Jints won on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th, 6-5. :-\\ Danys Baez doesn't seem to be a very good interim closer.

Today the Dodgers broke a 2-2 tie in the 8th with nobody out by scoring two on an error by the Jints' pitcher; Omar Vizquel failed to make a play. Kenny Lofton bunted, but due to the error, he was able to reach 2nd base safely and score both runners.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/14/06 at 6:27 pm

The Phillies are playing well as of late. With todays win, that makes
4 straight and they are 12 out of their last 13 and 7 games over .500.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/14/06 at 7:29 pm

Well...L.A. hung on to win, 6-3 in Frisco. 8) Crybaby Bonds stilllll remains stuck at seven thirteen. ;D >:D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/14/06 at 7:51 pm

Watching Twins - Sox game, amazing first inning from the Twins.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/15/06 at 10:24 am


Watching Twins - Sox game, amazing first inning from the Twins.

Yes, I saw that game on ESPN last night; the Twinkies scored 7 runs in the first inning. :o But then the White Sox came back...and the score remained 9-7 Sox from the 4th inning on.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/15/06 at 12:03 pm


Yes, I saw that game on ESPN last night; the Twinkies scored 7 runs in the first inning. :o But then the White Sox came back...and the score remained 9-7 Sox from the 4th inning on.


Yeah, the Sox came back to win.

Both the Cardinals - Diamondbacks game and White Sox - Twins game were plagued with bizare errors, I have to wonder if those pink bats made any difference to the spin on the ball?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/16/06 at 9:46 am


Yeah, the Sox came back to win.


The Sox beat the Twinkies again yesterday. If I'm not mistaken, the White Sox once again have the best record in the majors.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/16/06 at 10:05 pm

This was a great day for baseball. 


My Yankees go down 10-1, come back to win it in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off with the final score of 14-13.


Then, Barry Bonds got smacked with a pitch and the crowd gave the pitcher a standing ovation for doing it!!!  I love baseball.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/16/06 at 10:08 pm

That Yankees game was a slugfest :o 

The Cubs finally won again...hopefully they keep it close until Wood, Prior, and Lee get healthy.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/16/06 at 11:43 pm


That Yankees game was a slugfest :o 

The Cubs finally won again...hopefully they keep it close until Wood, Prior, and Lee get healthy.


Maddux and Pierre would get injured then.

Oh to be a Cubs Physio  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/17/06 at 1:05 pm




Then, Barry Bonds got smacked with a pitch and the crowd gave the pitcher a standing ovation for doing it!!!  I love baseball.   :D


I was told about Bonds last night, but I do not think it was right. No matter how the pitcher feels about Bonds, that should be taken off the field. The fans should feel ashamed for egging him on. It only brought baseball to lower depths than making it any better.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/17/06 at 3:33 pm


I was told about Bonds last night, but I do not think it was right. No matter how the pitcher feels about Bonds, that should be taken off the field. The fans should feel ashamed for egging him on. It only brought baseball to lower depths than making it any better.



Please don't tell me you're defending Barroids Bonds.  The pitch didn't hit him in the head, or in any part of the body where he could be seriously hurt or killed.  And there's a lot of fans all over the country (myself included) who can't stand that pr*ck and if a pitcher wants to hit him to keep from him from hitting 714......so be it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/17/06 at 4:20 pm



Please don't tell me you're defending Barroids Bonds.  The pitch didn't hit him in the head, or in any part of the body where he could be seriously hurt or killed.  And there's a lot of fans all over the country (myself included) who can't stand that pr*ck and if a pitcher wants to hit him to keep from him from hitting 714......so be it.


I'm not defending Bonds, I'm defending the fact of the matter. It isn't gamemanship to hit your opponent no matter who it is. If that were the case, then maybe all the picthers should hit the other power hitters who've "supposedly" used steroids, as well. There's just no logic in it.

I am not a Giants or Bonds fan, but I am a fan of baseball, and to see something like that occur bothers me. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/17/06 at 4:37 pm


I'm not defending Bonds, I'm defending the fact of the matter. It isn't gamemanship to hit your opponent no matter who it is. If that were the case, then maybe all the picthers should hit the other power hitters who've "supposedly" used steroids, as well. There's just no logic in it.

I am not a Giants or Bonds fan, but I am a fan of baseball, and to see something like that occur bothers me. 



Sometimes you have to take one for the team.  Induce a HBP to get on base to get "small ball" working and manufacture runs.  Derek Jeter does it all the time.  He'll lean in and take on the hand just to get on base so the next person up can maybe get him in scoring position.  HBPs don't decrease sportsmanship or gamesmanship unless it's an intentional beaning in the head/upper body to start a fight.  That didn't happen in this case so what's the big deal? 

And a lot of pitchers have hit the other supposed steroid users.  Jason Giambi gets plunked almost as many times as A-Rod does. 

And Bonds didn't "supposedly" take them.  He took them.  Look at him.  That's not bulking up on the weight machines in the off-season.  That's steroids.  Look at a picture of him when he played in Pittsburgh and look at a picture of him now.  Bulking up on the weight machines doesn't cause your head to physically grow larger.  His head is the size of a canteloupe.  Steroids also cause you to be far more injury prone than you otherwise would be.  How many problems has he had with his knees?  Oh, and I hear his elbow is bothering him now. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/17/06 at 4:44 pm

I hope my boys can capitalize on the win last night and beat the Rangers tonight.  They need to carry over that momentum and use it to strike first and fast.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/17/06 at 4:45 pm

I saw the AB.  The first pitch actually went behind Bonds and almost hit him anyway.  The next few came really close to hitting him, and the last one was the one that drew the big reaction.  I don't think the intention WAS to hit Bonds, but to keep him from crowding the plate so much.  

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/17/06 at 4:50 pm


I saw the AB.  The first pitch actually went behind Bonds and almost hit him anyway.  The next few came really close to hitting him, and the last one was the one that drew the big reaction.  I don't think the intention WAS to hit Bonds, but to keep him from crowding the plate so much



That's why Derek gets hit all the time and I why I implore our pitchers to dust David Ortiz off the plate.  You make the guy feel uncomfortable to get that close, he's going to have to step back and if he does, he won't get the kind of swing on the ball if it's further out of the zone.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/17/06 at 4:57 pm

I've actually heard rumors about banning or at least minimizing the amount of elbow/arm protection that the batter may wear so that they aren't as keen on taking a HBP.  Right now, if the pitch is in on the arms, the batter really doesn't have any incentive to get out of the way, but make it REALLY hurt... ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/17/06 at 5:05 pm



Sometimes you have to take one for the team.  Induce a HBP to get on base to get "small ball" working and manufacture runs.  Derek Jeter does it all the time.  He'll lean in and take on the hand just to get on base so the next person up can maybe get him in scoring position.  HBPs don't decrease sportsmanship or gamesmanship unless it's an intentional beaning in the head/upper body to start a fight.  That didn't happen in this case so what's the big deal? 

And a lot of pitchers have hit the other supposed steroid users.  Jason Giambi gets plunked almost as many times as A-Rod does. 

And Bonds didn't "supposedly" take them.  He took them.  Look at him.  That's not bulking up on the weight machines in the off-season.  That's steroids.  Look at a picture of him when he played in Pittsburgh and look at a picture of him now.  Bulking up on the weight machines doesn't cause your head to physically grow larger.  His head is the size of a canteloupe.  Steroids also cause you to be far more injury prone than you otherwise would be.  How many problems has he had with his knees?  Oh, and I hear his elbow is bothering him now. 


I understand about taking one for the team. I have no problem with that. I just don't agree with it being intentional. For that reason, we may never know. I know pitchers have their days and can't get the ball right, and then sometimes, it's hard to say if they're intentionally throwing it at that angle or not.

I remember Giambi getting hit several times, as well, when he was with the A's.

I wasn't saying "supposedly" as if it were actually not possible. I was saying it in quotations because it was meant to mean that "yes, they are on steroids - but they won't say it up front."

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/18/06 at 3:22 pm


I saw the AB.  The first pitch actually went behind Bonds and almost hit him anyway.  The next few came really close to hitting him, and the last one was the one that drew the big reaction.  I don't think the intention WAS to hit Bonds, but to keep him from crowding the plate so much.  

I saw it, but not live. I'm with you on the last part. Sure, I don't like Barry...but I'm sure no one intended to whack him with the pitch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/18/06 at 4:35 pm


I'm not defending Bonds, I'm defending the fact of the matter. It isn't gamemanship to hit your opponent no matter who it is. If that were the case, then maybe all the picthers should hit the other power hitters who've "supposedly" used steroids, as well. There's just no logic in it.

I am not a Giants or Bonds fan, but I am a fan of baseball, and to see something like that occur bothers me. 


Yes, thank you.  The baseball crowd is getting as bad as the hockey crowd.  I don't like Bonds, but I will stand up and cheer when he finally hits 714 so this madness can end. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/18/06 at 5:39 pm


Yes, thank you.  The baseball crowd is getting as bad as the hockey crowd.  I don't like Bonds, but I will stand up and cheer when he finally hits 714 so this madness can end. 



What do you mean by that?  Fighting/physicality is a part of hockey.  Fans cheer when there's a solid hit or a fight in the middle of the ice.  It's not a part of baseball, so I can see when people bristle when there's bench-clearing brawls and things of that nature, but something you're failing to get is that hitting batters is part of baseball.  It's part of the skill.  You have to brush people off the plate if they're standing too close.  Hitting someone in the hip to get them off the plate and beaning someone in the head are two different things and any baseball fan knows the difference.  One makes the batter uncomfortable and lets them know that they can't just park themselves on that inside corner and stay there and the other puts you in the hospital.  What happened to Bonds was the first scenario, not the last.  As for the fans cheering.......they hate him.  I don't know many people outside the Bay Area who can tolerate that fake.  So if they're cheering because he got plunked, good.  Serves him right for thinking he can stand on top of the plate and not get brushed back.  He should know better by now.


BTW, I hope he's met with silence.  Not a boo, not a cheer.  NOTHING.  That'll let him know what people think of him.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/18/06 at 6:55 pm


Yes, thank you.  The baseball crowd is getting as bad as the hockey crowd.  I don't like Bonds, but I will stand up and cheer when he finally hits 714 so this madness can end. 


Baseball is one of those sports that's halfway between being real loud and halfway between getting real quiet. But, if I were a fan, I wouldn't encourage a pitcher to hit the batter, not matter what the circumstance.
I am pretty much tired of it myself. It's inevitable. We'll always know who the "true" home run hitters are, but it will very difficult to avoid the fact that Bonds will reach that point, even though it has been marred by the steroid use.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/18/06 at 7:23 pm

The Phillies blew a 4-0 lead late in the game and lost their
third straight to the Brewers.The Red Sox are coming to town
this weekend, it just doesn't get any easier.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/18/06 at 7:24 pm


The Phillies blew a 4-0 lead late in the game and lost their
third straight to the Brewers.The Red Sox are coming to town this weekend,
it just doesn't get any easier.



Please beat the Red Sox.  Please.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/18/06 at 10:39 pm


BTW, I hope he's met with silence.  Not a boo, not a cheer.  NOTHING.  That'll let him know what people think of him.


When he goes second, which he inevitably will.

I hope whoever catches the ball has the forethought to take a magic marker and write "Cheat" on it before throwing it back.

That way, everybody that visits the Baseball hall of fame will know  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/19/06 at 12:22 am


When he goes second, which he inevitably will.

I hope whoever catches the ball has the forethought to take a magic marker and write "Cheat" on it before throwing it back.

That way, everybody that visits the Baseball hall of fame will know  ;D



There was talk on a sports radio station (can't remember which one) about whoever catches HR balls #714 and #715 writing the word "cheater" on it and then throwing the ball back.  They said that while that would be funny, it would make the ball be worth even more money.

Although if I remember right, MLB isn't authenticating any of the balls the Giants are using so I don't know how much money the ball would go for without the MLB stamp on it.  The person could just find any old ball lying around and say it's the one that Barry hit.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/19/06 at 1:24 am

I may go to an A's vs Giants interleague game. I think you know who I'll be wanting to win  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/19/06 at 11:19 am


When he goes second, which he inevitably will.

I hope whoever catches the ball has the forethought to take a magic marker and write "Cheat" on it before throwing it back.

That way, everybody that visits the Baseball hall of fame will know  ;D


The ball doesn't go to the Hall of Fame. You don't get there for breaking the record of the second in line.  The ball that breaks Aarons record will go to the Hall of Fame.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/19/06 at 11:22 am


The ball doesn't go to the Hall of Fame. You don't get there for breaking the record of the second in line.  The ball that breaks Aarons record will go to the Hall of Fame.


One would assume there would be something showing who was the second on the all time leaderboard.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/19/06 at 11:23 am


Although if I remember right, MLB isn't authenticating any of the balls the Giants are using so I don't know how much money the ball would go for without the MLB stamp on it.  The person could just find any old ball lying around and say it's the one that Barry hit.


Well, on that basis, I could catch a fly ball and say it was McGuire's record breaker  ;)

I'm not sure what the process is to be honest, presumably whoever catches it is pulled out of the crowd pretty fast.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/19/06 at 11:23 am


One would assume there would be something showing who was the second on the all time leaderboard.




The name on a list, but not a ball that breaks the record of the second in line, even if it is the Babe.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/19/06 at 11:25 am


The name on a list, but not a ball that breaks the record of the second in line, even if it is the Babe.


Huh, well, fair enough.

I dare say somebody would want to stick it somewhere.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/19/06 at 6:59 pm

Springer and Garner suspended for plunking Bonds

A bit harsh, no?  :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/19/06 at 7:14 pm


Springer and Garner suspended for plunking Bonds

A bit harsh, no?  :o


They must have seen the pitches as intentional, and I think they are trying to reel in the liability.  Martinez was a major contributer in this area, and would say outright that he was going to hit a batter, that had to be stopped.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/19/06 at 8:32 pm


Springer and Garner suspended for plunking Bonds

A bit harsh, no?  :o




It's hard to tell an intentional hit from an unintentional one unless the pitch was aimed at the head.  I don't believe Bonds was hit on purpose, but suspending the manager too?  F*cking hell, that's retarded.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/19/06 at 9:44 pm

I hate Joe Torre.  Like, with a seething, burning passion.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 12:10 am


I hate Joe Torre.  Like, with a seething, burning passion.


Lay off Joey.

What's your issue with him?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 12:53 am


Lay off Joey.

What's your issue with him?



He's incompetent.  And don't feed me that B.S. "Oh, you won so many championships....", blah-blah-blah.  He's a HORRIBLE in-game manager and these last two seasons he's shown that incompetence over and over again.  He makes dumbass bullpen decisions, he doesn't use the pitchers we do have effectively, me makes substitutions in the late innings that make no sense.......unless you're a Yankee fan and watch the games religiously and discuss the game with other Yankee fans, you won't get it. 

And don't tell me to lay off my team's manager.  If you were a Sox fan and railing against Terry Francona I wouldn't tell you to knock it off. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/20/06 at 2:11 am


I may go to an A's vs Giants interleague game. I think you know who I'll be wanting to win  ;)

Definitely Oakland. O0 In fact, they won tonight by blanking the "other" team, 1-0.



In L.A., at the Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers scored 9 runs in the 6th inning and gave former teammate Jeff Weaver a bad time, trouncing the Angels 16-3, in the opening game of the Freeway Series. :D O0 In addition, Aaron Sele --- the Dodgers' starter --- used to be with the Angels.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 7:30 am




It's hard to tell an intentional hit from an unintentional one unless the pitch was aimed at the head.  I don't believe Bonds was hit on purpose, but suspending the manager too?  F*cking hell, that's retarded.


Sounds like someone must have gone to them and told them that the manager told the pitcher to do it.  Not an
unlikely scenario.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 10:17 am


Sounds like someone must have gone to them and told them that the manager told the pitcher to do it.  Not an
unlikely scenario.



That's an asinine scenario and the league is stupid if they believe it.  I can't think of a big-league manager in modern times (don't know if it happened in the past, but I wouldn't discount it) who would EVER tell one of their pitchers to hit a batter.  That's just crap.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 12:27 pm



He's incompetent.  And don't feed me that B.S. "Oh, you won so many championships....", blah-blah-blah.  He's a HORRIBLE in-game manager and these last two seasons he's shown that incompetence over and over again.  He makes dumbass bullpen decisions, he doesn't use the pitchers we do have effectively, me makes substitutions in the late innings that make no sense.......unless you're a Yankee fan and watch the games religiously and discuss the game with other Yankee fans, you won't get it. 

And don't tell me to lay off my team's manager.  If you were a Sox fan and railing against Terry Francona I wouldn't tell you to knock it off. 


Calm down.

I can't stand Tony La Russa (The replacement for Joe) during the game he just annoys the shi.t out of me, but hey, he wins games.

Torre does the same. When he was here he was infuriating, but he did the job.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 12:31 pm


Calm down.

I can't stand Tony La Russa (The replacement for Joe) during the game he just annoys the shi.t out of me, but hey, he wins games.

Torre does the same. When he was here he was infuriating, but he did the job.



I'm not going to calm down.  Don't patronize me. 


You're not a Yankee fan, so you have no clue where I'm coming from. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 3:32 pm



I'm not going to calm down.  Don't patronize me. 


You're not a Yankee fan, so you have no clue where I'm coming from. 


HE MANAGED MY flipping TEAM AS WELL!

Jesus Christ.  ::)

I watched him do it, from the stands... uuurghh!

And Princess, I hate to tell you, but not being a fan of the team dosen't mean I don't watch the games and see what he does.
One can just as easily see the faults in New York as one can see them in Oakland or Seattle or Houston or any other place for that matter.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 3:36 pm


HE MANAGED MY flipping TEAM AS WELL!

Jesus Christ.  ::)

I watched him do it, from the stands... uuurghh!

And Princess, I hate to tell you, but not being a fan of the team dosen't mean I don't watch the games and see what he does.
One can just as easily see the faults in New York as one can see them in Oakland or Seattle or Houston or any other place for that matter.



Don't f*cking call me Princess, okay Sweetcheeks?



And Bonds just hit 714.


Screw that no good cheat.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 3:41 pm



Don't f*cking call me Princess, okay Sweetcheeks?



And Bonds just hit 714.


Screw that no good cheat.


I was being facetious. I assumed with your superior intellect you could deduce that.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 3:45 pm

      714

Get over it!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 3:48 pm


      714

Get over it!


::)

I'm not gonna get upset about it, I just think it's a travesty that for so long Bud Shi.thead ignored the obvious facts about Barry's cheating and made him the poster boy for Major League Baseball.

My problems with Selig run long and deep but that's one of the biggest. As McGuire (who was always a big guy) was being hounded, Barry was free to run around 'breaking' records.

I don't care that the guy has gone second, there will always be an asterix next to his name, it just pains me that he was actually able to get away with it.

Like I said with McGuire. When McGuire came in to the league, he was a BIIIIIIIIIIG GUY! As the injuries caught up with him, he started juicing up and did exactly what he'd done the previous years. Then he went clean and his career ended.

Barry however, was never THAT big, he was never a BIG hitter, then all of a sudden, BOOM! Barry was Baseball.

That is what pisses me off.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 3:51 pm


::)

I'm not gonna get upset about it, I just think it's a travesty that for so long Bud Shi.thead ignored the obvious facts about Barry's cheating and made him the poster boy for Major League Baseball.

My problems with Selig run long and deep but that's one of the biggest. As McGuire (who was always a big guy) was being hounded, Barry was free to run around 'breaking' records.

I don't care that the guy has gone second, there will always be an asterix next to his name, it just pains me that he was actually able to get away with it.

Like I said with McGuire. When McGuire came in to the league, he was a BIIIIIIIIIIG GUY! As the injuries caught up with him, he started juicing up and did exactly what he'd done the previous years. Then he went clean and his career ended.

Barry however, was never THAT big, he was never a BIG hitter, then all of a sudden, BOOM! Barry was Baseball.

That is what pisses me off.


What pisses me off is that excuses are given for McGwire.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 4:09 pm


::)

I'm not gonna get upset about it, I just think it's a travesty that for so long Bud Shi.thead ignored the obvious facts about Barry's cheating and made him the poster boy for Major League Baseball.

My problems with Selig run long and deep but that's one of the biggest. As McGuire (who was always a big guy) was being hounded, Barry was free to run around 'breaking' records.

I don't care that the guy has gone second, there will always be an asterix next to his name, it just pains me that he was actually able to get away with it.

Like I said with McGuire. When McGuire came in to the league, he was a BIIIIIIIIIIG GUY! As the injuries caught up with him, he started juicing up and did exactly what he'd done the previous years. Then he went clean and his career ended.

Barry however, was never THAT big, he was never a BIG hitter, then all of a sudden, BOOM! Barry was Baseball.

That is what pisses me off.




So we agree about Pud Lite being an assface then.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 4:21 pm


What pisses me off is that excuses are given for McGwire.


Why?

Because he was hampered by injurys?

I'm not defending his records, for about 3 years his stats were inflated and neither his nor Bond's record should stand, however, I think McGwire is far more defendable.

The first full season he played, he jacked 49.. this trend continued until the year of 70.

The man was a BIG hitter, who, as he got older, became hampered by injurys and juiced up.
I don't defend what he did, but I defend why he did it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/20/06 at 4:22 pm




So we agree about Pud Lite being an assface then.


Oh very much so.

And I wasn't trying to disagree with you about Torre, I was making the point that he did the same things here as he does with the Yankees.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 5:08 pm



Why?

Because he was hampered by injurys?

I'm not defending his records, for about 3 years his stats were inflated and neither his nor Bond's record should stand, however, I think McGwire is far more defendable.

The first full season he played, he jacked 49.. this trend continued until the year of 70.

The man was a BIG hitter, who, as he got older, became hampered by injurys and juiced up.
I don't defend what he did, but I defend why he did it.


Before the roids Bonds was a great player, the stats show that.  Here are some I dug up. There isn't anyway he was second to McGwire. All these are pre-steroid

8 Gold Gloves
9 times either first or second in the league in walks
3 time league leader in slugging percentage
7 times in the top five in home runs
9 top-ten stolen base finishes
Second ever to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same year (Canseco was the first, and Barry Bonds Sr
almost did it)

It is a shame that they both resorted to steroids, but McGwire was initiated into the roid fraternity before Bonds.  Bonds knew McGwire was getting juiced and stealing his thunder so he figured fair is fair, and at that time baseball was turning a blind eye because the fans were coming in to see the power hitters do there stuff.  Everyone knew what was going on, no one cared.  Are you going to tell me with a straight face that you, and 99% of the people in the stands the day McGwire hit that homer didn't know how he had done it?  Please, you are not that naive.  I would also argue that steroids are the best thing to happen to the business of baseball since Hank Aaron, look how much attention it is getting.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 5:17 pm



Before the roids Bonds was a great player, the stats show that.  Here are some I dug up. There isn't anyway he was second to McGwire. All these are pre-steroid

8 Gold Gloves
9 times either first or second in the league in walks
3 time league leader in slugging percentage
7 times in the top five in home runs
9 top-ten stolen base finishes
Second ever to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same year (Canseco was the first, and Barry Bonds Sr
almost did it)

It is a shame that they both resorted to steroids, but McGwire was initiated into the roid fraternity before Bonds.  Bonds knew McGwire was getting juiced and stealing his thunder so he figured fair is fair, and at that time baseball was turning a blind eye because the fans were coming in to see the power hitters do there stuff.  Everyone knew what was going on, no one cared.  Are you going to tell me with a straight face that you, and 99% of the people in the stands the day McGwire hit that homer didn't know how he had done it?  Please, you are not that naive.  I would also argue that steroids are the best thing to happen to the business of baseball since Hank Aaron, look how much attention it is getting.



You can't possibly type with a straight face that steroids is the best thing to happen to baseball since Hank Aaron.  Steroids are ruining this game by casting a pall of suspicion over anyone and everyone.  Any player who has a break-out year and then suddenly drops off is accused of juicing.  Players who lose weight over the off-season are accused of getting off the juice.

Steroids are destroying the game and until Pud Lite gets off his ass and does something about it, it will continue to be destroyed.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 5:28 pm



You can't possibly type with a straight face that steroids is the best thing to happen to baseball since Hank Aaron.  Steroids are ruining this game by casting a pall of suspicion over anyone and everyone.  Any player who has a break-out year and then suddenly drops off is accused of juicing.  Players who lose weight over the off-season are accused of getting off the juice.

Steroids are destroying the game and when Pud Lite gets off his ass and does something about it, it will continue to be destroyed.


Not to baseball, to "the business of baseball".  The juiced up players have brought people flocking to the stands, buying the books, tuning in to the games.  As to the pall it has cast, everyone knew it was going on,  everyone saw it, and didn't care, they loved the year of Sosa/McGwire,and every one knew why it was happening. Then, all of the sudden there is this false groundswell of outrage, it couldn't be anything else but false since it was well known by anyone following the game. When the steroid use goes, and the power hitters lose their muscle the stands will once again empty, and people will think back fondly, some with a tear in their eye, of the day they saw McGwire, 'roids and all, round the plate.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/20/06 at 6:48 pm


Not to baseball, to "the business of baseball".  The juiced up players have brought people flocking to the stands, buying the books, tuning in to the games.  As to the pall it has cast, everyone knew it was going on,  everyone saw it, and didn't care, they loved the year of Sosa/McGwire,and every one knew why it was happening. Then, all of the sudden there is this false groundswell of outrage, it couldn't be anything else but false since it was well known by anyone following the game. When the steroid use goes, and the power hitters lose their muscle the stands will once again empty, and people will think back fondly, some with a tear in their eye, of the day they saw McGwire, 'roids and all, round the plate.



Not everyone knew about steroids during the McGwire/Sosa run in 1998.  The idea that steroids were that prevalent in the sport didn't happen until BALCO.  After the BALCO information was leaked and word started getting around about the players named in it, THEN people began to care.  And don't say it was a "false" groundswell of outrage.  You have no way to prove that unless you've personally spoken to every single baseball fan in this country.  There were a ton of people (and I know this from interviews on TV, seeing signs people had at games, listening to player interviews, sports talk radio, newspaper articles, magazine articles) who were disgusted when this broke.  They were even more disgusted to find out that steroids have been illegal in baseball since 1991, but the league's drug policy/test never covered them until recently.  These fans/players felt (and rightly so) that if the league had been testing for it to start with, we would never be having these conversations right now.

Every other major sport has drug policies clearly outlining PEDs, and even minor league baseball had a more stringent drug policy than MLB.  Who cares how much money this brought in?  It's a shameful, disgusting era of baseball that goes hand in hand with segregation.  If Barry had never juiced and he was hitting all these HRs based on sheer strength like Ruth and Aaron did, people would be happy for him.  But he had to cheat to do it.  That's like running the 100m dash and tripping your opponent before you hit the finish line.  He didn't need to take them, but his own massive ego overruled his common sense.  He COULD have been the greatest power hitter in the game; now he's the greatest cheat and fraud.  I don't consider that a plus and it's a damn shame that you do.

And if you think people will never come back to baseball once steroids are gone for good, you're not a very observant fan.  Baseball survived wars, the depression, and 2 labor stoppages.......it will be here, it will be big and it will still be fun even after steroids are gone.  You must be insane to think that the post-steroid era is going to be filled with half-empty stadiums.  You must not know any decent baseball fans because the bandwagoners/half-assed fans are going to be the only ones gone.  People with a true love of the game will always be around and they will always outnumber those who only want to see one thing out of a game.


I don't know what kind of baseball fan condones steroids and even worse, applauds Barry Bonds, but it sure as heck ain't one I want to watch a game with.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/21/06 at 7:18 am



Not everyone knew about steroids during the McGwire/Sosa run in 1998.  The idea that steroids were that prevalent in the sport didn't happen until BALCO.  After the BALCO information was leaked and word started getting around about the players named in it, THEN people began to care.  And don't say it was a "false" groundswell of outrage.  You have no way to prove that unless you've personally spoken to every single baseball fan in this country.  There were a ton of people (and I know this from interviews on TV, seeing signs people had at games, listening to player interviews, sports talk radio, newspaper articles, magazine articles) who were disgusted when this broke.  They were even more disgusted to find out that steroids have been illegal in baseball since 1991, but the league's drug policy/test never covered them until recently.  These fans/players felt (and rightly so) that if the league had been testing for it to start with, we would never be having these conversations right now.

Every other major sport has drug policies clearly outlining PEDs, and even minor league baseball had a more stringent drug policy than MLB.  Who cares how much money this brought in?  It's a shameful, disgusting era of baseball that goes hand in hand with segregation.  If Barry had never juiced and he was hitting all these HRs based on sheer strength like Ruth and Aaron did, people would be happy for him.  But he had to cheat to do it.  That's like running the 100m dash and tripping your opponent before you hit the finish line.  He didn't need to take them, but his own massive ego overruled his common sense.  He COULD have been the greatest power hitter in the game; now he's the greatest cheat and fraud.  I don't consider that a plus and it's a damn shame that you do.

And if you think people will never come back to baseball once steroids are gone for good, you're not a very observant fan.  Baseball survived wars, the depression, and 2 labor stoppages.......it will be here, it will be big and it will still be fun even after steroids are gone.  You must be insane to think that the post-steroid era is going to be filled with half-empty stadiums.  You must not know any decent baseball fans because the bandwagoners/half-assed fans are going to be the only ones gone.  People with a true love of the game will always be around and they will always outnumber those who only want to see one thing out of a game.


I don't know what kind of baseball fan condones steroids and even worse, applauds Barry Bonds, but it sure as heck ain't one I want to watch a game with.


Naive, only the very naive didn't know what was going on.  Certainly everyone I knew admitted it, and watched the games and cheered anyway. A stadium full of people stood up and applauded Bonds for tying(not breaking) the Babes total, and people are still excusing McGwire. Why didn't major league baseball institute a major drug/steroid policy?  It didn't because what was going on was bringing in cash.  Juiced up players hitting homers brought in revenue.  Before it was steroids it was amphetemines, before that who knows.  Enhancement didn't start with steroids. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/21/06 at 11:17 am


Naive, only the very naive didn't know what was going on.  Certainly everyone I knew admitted it, and watched the games and cheered anyway. A stadium full of people stood up and applauded Bonds for tying(not breaking) the Babes total, and people are still excusing McGwire. Why didn't major league baseball institute a major drug/steroid policy?  It didn't because what was going on was bringing in cash.  Juiced up players hitting homers brought in revenue.  Before it was steroids it was amphetemines, before that who knows.  Enhancement didn't start with steroids. 



I notice you didn't want to tackle that silly statement that once steroids are gone, no one will want to come to the ballpark.  And just because everyone YOU knew admitted it, didn't mean EVERYONE admitted it.  There were a TON of people who really didn't know how prevalent steroids were in baseball.  As I said, it wasn't until BALCO and to a lesser extent Jose Canseco's book that everyone began to look at these players and go "Oh, duh."  And a stadium full of people stood up and applaued Barroids Bonds because they're too dumb to realize what kind of a cheat a fraud he is (and it wasn't everyone; I caught a replay of the HR and quite a few people didn't even get off their asses).  He would have probably broken that record without the steroids, but as I said.......his massive ego overrid his common sense. 

Baseball was bringing in money before steroids and it will continue to do so long afterwards.  Seeing any "fan" defend the steroid era and players contained therein is mind-boggling to me.  No self-respecting baseball fan is glad steroids are prevalent or glad that there's an air of suspicion over everyone.  The only "fans" that are happy to see the steroid era are johnny-come-latelys who don't have a team, don't have a player, and only want to see big homeruns.  They don't like pitchers duels, they don't like low-scoring games, they don't like little-bitty HRs.  They only want these 500ft towering shots and that's that. When THOSE "fans" are far from the ballpark it'll be a good thing.  Applauding an era of baseball as malignant as segregation is sad.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/21/06 at 11:23 am

Yes I stood there (in my living room) and flipping cheerd and jumped for joy when Mac jacked his big one to break the record. Did I at the time think he was on the juice.. Not really. I'm being honest here.
Being a pro-wrestling fan all my life I've seen many a steroid freak and none of these Ball players look the same.. but alas that is me being naieve, I must admit. They aren't trying to look huge, exactly the opposite, they want compact mass for hitting power. So, from what I could see it never crossed my mind.
I knew McGwire was a BIIIIIG hitter.

Here's my deal with Barry.. and I will sum it up.
At a time when there weren't as many power hitters Barry stood out a little bit for the Pirates. He was a goddam good player, no doubt about it, quite possibly a hall of famer.
But whatever you want to say, he was not a big guy.
He was nowhere near what he is now.

I'm going to repeat this one more time.
McGwire cheated to stay at the level he was used to.
Bonds cheated to improve.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/21/06 at 11:24 am

Of course, none of it really matters any more.

There's some fella playing first base out here.. goes by the name Albert I believe.

;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/21/06 at 11:39 am


Of course, none of it really matters any more.

There's some fella playing first base out here.. goes by the name Albert I believe.

;)



Yeah, I can see Pujols (and to an extent A-Rod) LEGITIMATELY challenging Bonds for whatever record he ends up with.  It's fun watching Albert hit because he has such sheer strength.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/21/06 at 11:55 am



Yeah, I can see Pujols (and to an extent A-Rod) LEGITIMATELY challenging Bonds for whatever record he ends up with.  It's fun watching Albert hit because he has such sheer strength.


Alright..

If there is one man (not considering Albert seeing as he's only been in the league 5 years) who will challenge it's A - Rod. He is the same kind of player as Aaron (like Pujols is) he's not really had that HUGE year, he's just consistent. Barring serious injury he could break it.
Pujols, barring serious injury, WILL break it.

Rodriguez is a first round hall of famer no matter who else is on the ballot.

Albert Pujols could be the best player ever.
I don't want to come across as playing favourites because he plays for my team, but he is a phenom.
Every year he picks something to improve.. and improves it.

He hits with huge power.
He scores more runs and bats more runners in than anybody.
He has a great average.
Fantastic base runner.
He can steal.
He's versatile.
He decided, that this year he wanted to win a gold glove.. he freakin will.

He's a phenom.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/21/06 at 4:12 pm


.

I'm going to repeat this one more time.
McGwire cheated to stay at the level he was used to.
Bonds cheated to improve.



They both cheated to improve.  McGwire didn't maintain a level, he went far beyond what anyone thought anyone could, and he started juicing before Bonds.  Bonds was well on his way to the Hall of Fame, better stats than Joltin' Joe, they both spoiled their legacies with their quest for glory, it was selfish and self centered. For some reason one eye closes when it comes to McGwire.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/21/06 at 4:13 pm




Albert Pujols could be the best player ever.
I don't want to come across as playing favourites because he plays for my team, but he is a phenom.
Every year he picks something to improve.. and improves it.

He hits with huge power.
He scores more runs and bats more runners in than anybody.
He has a great average.
Fantastic base runner.
He can steal.
He's versatile.
He decided, that this year he wanted to win a gold glove.. he freakin will.

He's a phenom.


Well there is something I think we can all agree with.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/21/06 at 5:42 pm



And Bonds just hit 714.


Screw that no good cheat.

Yes...I found out about it yesterday, just an hour or two after he hit it. ::) And I echo your statement about him being a "no good cheat." He makes me sick. he'd better not get another 41 of 'em. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/21/06 at 5:43 pm


Alright..

If there is one man (not considering Albert seeing as he's only been in the league 5 years) who will challenge it's A - Rod. He is the same kind of player as Aaron (like Pujols is) he's not really had that HUGE year, he's just consistent. Barring serious injury he could break it.
Pujols, barring serious injury, WILL break it.

Rodriguez is a first round hall of famer no matter who else is on the ballot.

Albert Pujols could be the best player ever.
I don't want to come across as playing favourites because he plays for my team, but he is a phenom.
Every year he picks something to improve.. and improves it.

He hits with huge power.
He scores more runs and bats more runners in than anybody.
He has a great average.
Fantastic base runner.
He can steal.
He's versatile.
He decided, that this year he wanted to win a gold glove.. he freakin will.

He's a phenom.


Well there is something I think we can all agree with.

I think so too. I'm rooting for Pujols.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/21/06 at 6:18 pm


For some reason one eye closes when it comes to McGwire.



I can't think of anyone who gives McGwire a free pass on anything, and that includes me.  The reason Bonds gets more sh*t than any of the other steroid users is because he's in pursuit of the greatest record in MLB history.  None of the other players outed for having juiced are.  If they were right along with Bonds, they'd be getting crapped on with him.  Baseball fans don't want this person being the greatest HR hitter of all time if he had to cheat to get there.  He would have gotten there anyway; the steroids just helped him get a better edge than anyone else.  McGwire, Sosa, Palmiero, Giambi......they were NEVER going to touch Ruth or Aaron, steroids or no.  Bonds was.  THAT'S why he gets all this sh*t, and deservedly so.  Steroids have been illegal in baseball since 1991, but if the league thought it important enough to test for them before the last few years, this wouldn't even be an argument.

What I find to be funny is for a supposed baseball "fan", you do a hell of a lot apologizing for Barry Bonds.  No one who loves the game should be thrilled he's breaking these records.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/22/06 at 9:50 am

Dodgers complete a sweep of the Angels, blanking them yesterday, 7 to goose egg. Not to mention that they gave Ervin Santana a bad time.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/22/06 at 11:34 am


Dodgers complete a sweep of the Angels, blanking them yesterday, 7 to goose egg. Not to mention that they gave Ervin Santana a bad time.


I am disappointed that the Angels didn't give the Dodgers more of a fight.  However, I AM glad that Nomar is doing so well considering what a crappy last couple years he's had...getting traded away from the Sox the year they won the World Series, getting injured all kinds, and then coming back to hit almost .350 while playing a whole new position, that is impressive.

About Pujols: He's also versatile in the fact that he used to play third base and outfield, and could probably play all positions (maybe even pitch!) if La Russa asked him to.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/22/06 at 12:08 pm


I am disappointed that the Angels didn't give the Dodgers more of a fight.  However, I AM glad that Nomar is doing so well considering what a crappy last couple years he's had...getting traded away from the Sox the year they won the World Series, getting injured all kinds, and then coming back to hit almost .350 while playing a whole new position, that is impressive.

About Pujols: He's also versatile in the fact that he used to play third base and outfield, and could probably play all positions (maybe even pitch!) if La Russa asked him to.


First point: I was really disapointed that Jocketty didn't try and go for Nomar, it would have fixed the left field problem easy.

Second point: That's what I meant by versatile. I doubt Albert would ever be much of a SS or a Catcher or anything, but it's not like you can't slot him in somewhere else.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/22/06 at 12:25 pm

Who's in left for StL right now?  I thought it was Reggie Sanders.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/22/06 at 12:29 pm


Who's in left for StL right now?  I thought it was Reggie Sanders.


No, we don't have one anymore.

Reggie went to the Royals.

So Taguchi, Hector Luna, Larry Bigbie and John Rodriguez share the duty at the moment.

We're supposedly the second best team in all of baseball right now, yet we're missing one defensive player and one big bat. Imagine what's gonna happen after Jocketty makes a coup.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/22/06 at 1:27 pm

I wonder how the announcers can say Pujols without so much as a giggly tremor.  ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/22/06 at 3:04 pm


I wonder how the announcers can say Pujols without so much as a giggly tremor.  ::)


;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/22/06 at 3:11 pm

We say Albert.

Even I still laugh.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/22/06 at 3:53 pm

Is Larry Walker still active in StL?  I know Edmonds has been their CF for a while, I think Walker still plays RF...

I don't think I'd call him "Poo holes" to his face, but he seems such a congenial fellow that I don't feel he would destroy me if I did :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/23/06 at 12:52 am


Is Larry Walker still active in StL?  I know Edmonds has been their CF for a while, I think Walker still plays RF...

I don't think I'd call him "Poo holes" to his face, but he seems such a congenial fellow that I don't feel he would destroy me if I did :D


Oh dear me oh my.

Larry Walker retired.

Juan Encarnacion is our RF now.

Jimmy is indeed the Center fielder, but age is slooowly catching him up.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/23/06 at 3:25 am

As sad as it is, it's just too bad Bonds couldn't have hit that sucker on my birthday, just for noteriety's sake.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/23/06 at 4:39 am

What the fork?  The Yankees dropped one to the Schill!  Sister Morph what the heil was that all about?  I live to see the Schill smacked around. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/23/06 at 4:39 pm


What the fork?  The Yankees dropped one to the Schill!  Sister Morph what the heil was that all about?  I live to see the Schill smacked around. 



Do I look like Joe Torre to you? 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/23/06 at 4:41 pm



Do I look like Joe Torre to you? 


I've been told I hold a slight resemblance to him  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/23/06 at 4:52 pm



Do I look like Joe Torre to you? 


well, yeah, kinda....

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/23/06 at 4:53 pm


well, yeah, kinda....



Ooooh, that one hurt.  ::)



I don't know what their problem is.  They lost.  Big deal.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/23/06 at 4:56 pm



Ooooh, that one hurt.  ::)



I don't know what their problem is.  They lost.  Big deal.


Next pitcher up is Wakefield, I couldn't care less, but I love seeing just about anyone shut up Schill

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/23/06 at 5:02 pm

I didn't realise the Mets were doing so well. They haven't done that well in what seems a long, long time.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/23/06 at 5:02 pm


Next pitcher up is Wakefield, I couldn't care less, but I love seeing just about anyone shut up Schill



Like we'll do any better against that guy.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/23/06 at 5:13 pm


I didn't realise the Mets were doing so well. They haven't done that well in what seems a long, long time.



Tell me about it. Every year I keep hoping and they never fail to disappoint me. This just might be their year. My fingers are crossed.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/23/06 at 5:23 pm



Tell me about it. Every year I keep hoping and they never fail to disappoint me. This just might be their year. My fingers are crossed.




Cat


I'm glad for them. I like to see teams who've had rough years finally get their chance at the playoffs and possibly the World Series.  :) Does Art Howes still manage them?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/23/06 at 5:27 pm


I'm glad for them. I like to see teams who've had rough years finally get their chance at the playoffs and possibly the World Series.  :) Does Art Howes still manage them?



Nope, it is Willie Randolph.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/23/06 at 5:30 pm



Nope, it is Willie Randolph.




Cat


Ohh, I see. Thanks. I have lost my chops with some of those stats.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/24/06 at 4:57 am



Tell me about it. Every year I keep hoping and they never fail to disappoint me. This just might be their year. My fingers are crossed.

Cat



With Pedro Martinez you have one of the best pitchers in baseball today.  When you see him in a press conference he looks like an even tempered kinda guy, but look at his face when he is pitching, he looks
like he is mad at the world, and puts it into every pitch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/24/06 at 12:39 pm



With Pedro Martinez you have one of the best pitchers in baseball today.  When you see him in a press conference he looks like an even tempered kinda guy, but look at his face when he is pitching, he looks
like he is mad at the world, and puts it into every pitch.



I know. Not only do they have Pedro, they also have Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, and other really good players. Having a really good pitcher is one thing but pitchers only play 1 game in 4 or 5 or so and it takes the whole team.  Like I said, this just may be their year (and my fingers are crossed).



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/06 at 1:00 pm



I know. Not only do they have Pedro, they also have Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, and other really good players. Having a really good pitcher is one thing but pitchers only play 1 game in 4 or 5 or so and it takes the whole team.  Like I said, this just may be their year (and my fingers are crossed).



Cat


Wow, I didn't realise they had Carlos Beltran and Delgado - talk about strength!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/24/06 at 4:15 pm

More from the Barry Bonds is an a-hole file:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/tom_verducci/05/23/bonds.ruth/index.html

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/06 at 5:09 pm


More from the Barry Bonds is an a-hole file:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/tom_verducci/05/23/bonds.ruth/index.html


The link didn't work for me. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/24/06 at 5:18 pm


The link didn't work for me. :-\\



Hmmmm, it works fine for me. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/06 at 5:26 pm



Hmmmm, it works fine for me. 


It works now. Maybe my browser was having a glitch. Thanks  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/24/06 at 6:35 pm

I hate Randy Johnson and the sooner he gets off my f*cking team, the better.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/06 at 6:40 pm


I hate Randy Johnson and the sooner he gets off my f*cking team, the better.


Why don't you like him ?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/24/06 at 7:12 pm


Why don't you like him ?



Well, I wouldn't be saying I hated him and wanted him off my team if he was good......now would I?  He sucks donkey c*ck.  I hate him.  HATE HIM HATE HIM HATE HIM.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/06 at 7:16 pm



Well, I wouldn't be saying I hated him and wanted him off my team if he was good......now would I?   He sucks donkey c*ck.  I hate him.  HATE HIM HATE HIM HATE HIM.


Of course. (or I think so)

He use to be good, from what I remember, when he played with the Diamondbacks.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/25/06 at 4:32 am



He sucks donkey c*ck.  I hate him.  HATE HIM HATE HIM HATE HIM.



Wow, do you eat with that mouth?  That being said, I agree, he can join the Schill in the bull(sh*t) pen.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 11:18 am

Ah, how quickly you turn on the players...only two years removed from a Game Six victory on essentially one-and-a-third ankles, and five removed from a co-MVP performance in a seven-game World Series.  Not to mention that despite giving up so many runs, Johnson still struck out 8 batters.  Dude just needs some time to find his location, and then he'll be okay again.  I'm sure Schilling will do the same.  And if they don't?  They'll just retire as millionaires with nothing more to prove, having won three Series between them.  *shrug*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/25/06 at 12:03 pm


Ah, how quickly you turn on the players...only two years removed from a Game Six victory on essentially one-and-a-third ankles, and five removed from a co-MVP performance in a seven-game World Series.  Not to mention that despite giving up so many runs, Johnson still struck out 8 batters.  Dude just needs some time to find his location, and then he'll be okay again.  I'm sure Schilling will do the same.  And if they don't?  They'll just retire as millionaires with nothing more to prove, having won three Series between them.  *shrug*


Correct.

I laugh at the Yankees signing policy.

Let's throw $16,000,000 a year.. at a guy who's older than dirt, has had problems in the past and who played against a totally different breed of players.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 1:17 pm

Johnson's slider just needs to bite again and he has to re-establish the splitter.  Otherwise, he's too predictable...it's either fastball or flat fastball, which equals lots of hits.  He still has the velocity to blow one by the batter, but he needs to change it up.

Schilling is 7-2 with a respectable ERA.  I don't know why he's being criticized considering that last season was mostly on a bum ankle from 2004.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/25/06 at 4:04 pm


Ah, how quickly you turn on the players...only two years removed from a Game Six victory on essentially one-and-a-third ankles, and five removed from a co-MVP performance in a seven-game World Series.  Not to mention that despite giving up so many runs, Johnson still struck out 8 batters.  Dude just needs some time to find his location, and then he'll be okay again.  I'm sure Schilling will do the same.  And if they don't?  They'll just retire as millionaires with nothing more to prove, having won three Series between them.  *shrug*


In my defense, I am not now(nor have I ever been) a Red Sox fan, or a Schilling fan.  I do like(or dislike) certain
players, and Schilling is a twit.  Lives in the same town as a good friend, so it goes beyond baseball.  I would like him to retire, or get traded, anything to get him out of Massachusetts. We have so many home grown gomers it is kinda foolish to import more(and pay them).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 4:41 pm


Ah, how quickly you turn on the players...only two years removed from a Game Six victory on essentially one-and-a-third ankles, and five removed from a co-MVP performance in a seven-game World Series.  Not to mention that despite giving up so many runs, Johnson still struck out 8 batters.  Dude just needs some time to find his location, and then he'll be okay again.  I'm sure Schilling will do the same.  And if they don't?  They'll just retire as millionaires with nothing more to prove, having won three Series between them.  *shrug*



I never liked Randy Johnson.  I didn't want him on the team to begin with.  So what are you talking about?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 4:42 pm


Wow, do you eat with that mouth?



Yes, as a matter of fact I do. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 4:43 pm


Johnson's slider just needs to bite again and he has to re-establish the splitter.  Otherwise, he's too predictable...it's either fastball or flat fastball, which equals lots of hits.  He still has the velocity to blow one by the batter, but he needs to change it up.

Schilling is 7-2 with a respectable ERA.  I don't know why he's being criticized considering that last season was mostly on a bum ankle from 2004.




Schilling is criticized for being a pompous, arrogant, egotistical, it-must-always-be-about-me blowhard.  Everyone I know who hates Curt Schilling hates him for reasons other than his baseball ability.  There's a reason Phillies' GM Ed Wade called him a horse every 5th day and a horse's ass the other 4.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/25/06 at 5:03 pm



I never liked Randy Johnson.  I didn't want him on the team to begin with.  So what are you talking about?


Randy Johnson grew up about 20 miles from where I live. He isn't a pretty lookin' feller, though. Ughh, that mouth.. :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 5:09 pm


Randy Johnson grew up about 20 miles from where I live. He isn't a pretty lookin' feller, though. Ughh, that mouth.. :P


Yeah, he looks a little bit like he wants to kill you, huh?  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/25/06 at 5:11 pm


Yeah, he looks a little bit like he wants to kill you, huh?  :)


Yeah, he's got that "bulldog" look to him. Actually, he does look better in his Yanks outfit rather when he was with the Diamondbacks. He's more cleaned up.

Yikes, I didn't realise he was born IN Walnut Creek. That's where I live. Kinda creepy!  :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 5:22 pm


Schilling is criticized for being a pompous, arrogant, egotistical, it-must-always-be-about-me blowhard.  Everyone I know who hates Curt Schilling hates him for reasons other than his baseball ability.  There's a reason Phillies' GM Ed Wade called him a horse every 5th day and a horse's ass the other 4.


I guess when you've been in three World Series and won two rings, you get to be pompous ;)  I'd pay him for having a good work ethic and for winning games, not because he's a ray of sunshine.


I never liked Randy Johnson.  I didn't want him on the team to begin with.  So what are you talking about?


I'm saying that even though he is old and he is being ineffective, there was a reason the Yankees scooped him up from the D-backs (probably because the D-backs didn't want an old washed-up power pitcher with diminishing control, but oh well).  For one, he's posted a decent ERA every year with the D-backs except 2003, is good for about 250 strikeouts a year on average, and can be counted on to go at least seven innings and well over 100 pitches every outing.  For another, he has comparable career playoff statistics as your idol, Mike Mussina (and by the way, Stanfurd is a Pac-10 school, not an Ivy League school), and has won the World Series on an inferior team by beating you-know-who, despite Mussina being on a supposedly better team (you-know-who again).  So I wouldn't count the big guy out just yet.  I think it's a mechanics/release-point issue more than he's-getting-old.  If he's still struggling in July, then it's time to go, but I am thinking that he'll figure it out.  

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 5:23 pm


Yeah, he's got that "bulldog" look to him. Actually, he does look better in his Yanks outfit rather when he was with the Diamondbacks. He's more cleaned up.

Yikes, I didn't realise he was born IN Walnut Creek. That's where I live. Kinda creepy!  :o


I used to live in Danville.  I believe Randy keeps a home in Livermore :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/25/06 at 6:01 pm


I used to live in Danville.  I believe Randy keeps a home in Livermore :)


Wow, what a coinkidink. I am very familiar with Danville. I guess Johnson was born in Walnut Creek, but grew up in Livermore (which is what I had in mind the whole time).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 05/25/06 at 6:12 pm

The Phillies won today to avoid a sweep by the Mets.

You know what, even though they won today, this team is pretty much unwatchable.
Unless they hit home runs, they can't score. They can't move runners, they can't
manufacture runs. No starting pitching, horrible relief pitching. The only guy in the field
that's worth his weight is Aaron Rowand. Charlie Manuel has absolutely no clue how
to manage a baseball team or how to play fundemental baseball. Come on Charlie,
the game isn't that hard to figure out.

OK, I'm done ranting now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/25/06 at 6:18 pm


The Phillies won today to avoid a sweep by the Mets.




That a bummer to hear. But I know, my Mets can't win ALL the time.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 7:25 pm


I guess when you've been in three World Series and won two rings, you get to be pompous ;)  I'd pay him for having a good work ethic and for winning games, not because he's a ray of sunshine.

I'm saying that even though he is old and he is being ineffective, there was a reason the Yankees scooped him up from the D-backs (probably because the D-backs didn't want an old washed-up power pitcher with diminishing control, but oh well).  For one, he's posted a decent ERA every year with the D-backs except 2003, is good for about 250 strikeouts a year on average, and can be counted on to go at least seven innings and well over 100 pitches every outing.  For another, he has comparable career playoff statistics as your idol, Mike Mussina (and by the way, Stanfurd is a Pac-10 school, not an Ivy League school), and has won the World Series on an inferior team by beating you-know-who, despite Mussina being on a supposedly better team (you-know-who again).  So I wouldn't count the big guy out just yet.  I think it's a mechanics/release-point issue more than he's-getting-old.  If he's still struggling in July, then it's time to go, but I am thinking that he'll figure it out. 



I don't care what league Stanford is in.  I also don't care about RJ's numbers in the past or what he's done in the past.  That has nothing to do with what he's not doing for us right now.  We signed him (against our better judgement, I'm afraid) to be our ace, and he hasn't done squat for us so far.  Jaret Wright and Shawn Chacon are having better seasons than RJ.  In fact, Wright pitched Tuesday and held the Sox to 1 run.......did RJ do that?  Ummm, he didn't hold them to 1 run in the 1st.  If it's injury, I want him on the DL.  If it's mechanics, what are we paying Guidry and Kerrigan for?  If it's age.......well, we already sorta knew that going in that it might be a factor. 

Furthermore, I know RED SOX FANS who don't like Curt Schilling.  He's had teammates talk against him.  I don't knock Fatty McTalkalot for what he does on the field; he's a good pitcher, I'll give him that.  However, what most people who don't like him can't stand is his ego.  Derek Jeter has 4 rings, a WS MVP and countless other awards and he's one of the most humble players out there.  So rings/championships/victories don't equate getting a free pass at acting like an ass.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 7:57 pm



I don't care what league Stanford is in.


Well, it's not an Ivy League school, that's for sure ;)

I also don't care about RJ's numbers in the past or what he's done in the past.  That has nothing to do with what he's not doing for us right now.  We signed him (against our better judgement, I'm afraid) to be our ace, and he hasn't done squat for us so far. 

Well, he did go 17-8 with a respectable 3.79 ERA last year, along with 211 K's.  You must have incredibly lofty standards.  And this year, he and Mussina are leading the team with 6 wins apiece.  So I guess you don't really like him.


Furthermore, I know RED SOX FANS who don't like Curt Schilling.  He's had teammates talk against him.  I don't knock Fatty McTalkalot for what he does on the field; he's a good pitcher, I'll give him that.  However, what most people who don't like him can't stand is his ego.  Derek Jeter has 4 rings, a WS MVP and countless other awards and he's one of the most humble players out there.  So rings/championships/victories don't equate getting a free pass at acting like an ass.


Some of those teammates wouldn't have won rings without him.  If you're going to be paid millions every year to swat a little ball around, I guess you should be prepared to deal with the egos ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 8:07 pm



Well, he did go 17-8 with a respectable 3.79 ERA last year, along with 211 K's.  You must have incredibly lofty standards.  And this year, he and Mussina are leading the team with 6 wins apiece.  So I guess you don't really like him.



If you really think W/L record equates to a pitcher's true talent, you're nuts.  Wins and losses don't mean sh*t.  Yes, Mike and RJ have the same number of wins.........but take a look at all their other numbers.  That'll tell you who's better and who's not.  And we didn't sign RJ to have a "respectable" 3.79 ERA.  We signed him to be our ace.  He ain't.  And my standards are the same as any other Yankee fan; I want him to pitch effectively and leave us in a position to win games.  If you think he's done that at all this year, you aren't watching.......or you're a Red Sox fan.

Mike Mussina:

Record: 6-1 (should be 9-1, but those 3 NDs weren't his fault.  2 of them were pen-implosions and the other one was because he was yanked before we could tie and win)
ERA: 2.57
SO: 59
BB: 10
ER: 19
HR: 8

Splits:

vs. Left: .195  vs. Right: .237 Home: 2.45  Road: 2.63
Day: 1.71  Night: 3.12 Grass: 2.56  Turf: 2.57
Current Month: 2.93 Last 30 Days: 2.67



Randy Johnson:

Record: 6-4
ERA: 5.89
SO: 49
BB: 20
ER: 41
HR: 11


Splits:

vs. Left: .263  vs. Right: .288 Home: 4.55  Road: 6.94
Day: 4.50  Night: 6.75 Grass: 4.96  Turf: 10.80
Current Month: 7.52 Last 30 Days: 8.04




As you can see, a win/loss record means jack sh*t. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/25/06 at 8:08 pm

Every pitcher has their ups and downs. Baseball, or any sport, can never be 100% - What sort of thrill would we get if everyone was perfect?

Barry Zito (on the A's) had a shaky year last year, but I was still behind him. I'm always behind them because I know they'll get through it eventually.

The A's have been "potentially" going into the World Series for years, but they haven't made it - yet, I love my team and I love and embrace the players as they come and go. I know they're trying their best.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 8:11 pm


Every pitcher has their ups and downs. Baseball, or any sport, can never be 100% - What sort of thrill would we get if everyone was perfect?

Barry Zito (on the A's) had a shaky year last year, but I was still behind him. I'm always behind them because I know they'll get through it eventually.

The A's have been "potentially" going into the World Series for years, but they haven't made it - yet, I love my team and I love and embrace the players as they come and go. I know they're trying their best.



I don't want RJ or any pitcher to be perfect.  The key word is "e-f-f-e-c-t-i-v-e" and RJ has not been effective.  I don't expect anyone here who is not a Yankee fan to understand where I'm coming from and why I feel the way I do.  I don't.  However, I would appreciate it if people would quit coming off like I'm wrong in my opinion of players on MY team. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 8:27 pm


Every pitcher has their ups and downs. Baseball, or any sport, can never be 100% - What sort of thrill would we get if everyone was perfect?

Barry Zito (on the A's) had a shaky year last year, but I was still behind him. I'm always behind them because I know they'll get through it eventually.

The A's have been "potentially" going into the World Series for years, but they haven't made it - yet, I love my team and I love and embrace the players as they come and go. I know they're trying their best.


Yeah, I know.  I like Zito too, he has a really beautiful curveball, but when he's off, that becomes a beach ball :D

And you are right that every pitcher has their ups and downs.  If Mussina had received the same kind of venom that Johnson seems to be receiving now, he'd have never been given the chance to have the masterful season he is having this year.  He was paid about the same as Johnson and since he's left Baltimore, he's only had two seasons with ERA <4.00, including this one so far.  He was also signed to be an ace, even though they still had Pettitte at the time (boy, Pettitte is sucking this year eh?).  That's why I say that we should give Johnson time to work out his kinks, especially since, despite his issues, the Yankees are still only half a game out of first. 

The win-loss may not matter to you, but I'm sure the Yankees are happy about the six victories. 



I don't want RJ or any pitcher to be perfect.  The key word is "e-f-f-e-c-t-i-v-e" and RJ has not been effective.  I don't expect anyone here who is not a Yankee fan to understand where I'm coming from and why I feel the way I do.  I don't.  However, I would appreciate it if people would quit coming off like I'm wrong in my opinion of players on MY team. 


I'm not saying you're wrong, and since you state it is an opinion, it is neither right nor wrong.  I am merely giving you my own opinion as to what I believe Johnson to be capable of, even if he is not delivering at the moment.

I was a Yankees fan once, back when I first immigrated to the United States and found out what baseball was.  They were considered America's Team and were (and still are) the most storied franchise.  My favorite player was Don Mattingly...all around nice guy.  I was thrilled when they won in 1996 as the heavy underdogs and started a dynasty.  The problem was that it seemed like Steinbrenner just buys up the hot player du jour at the expense of chemistry.  I still have no idea why he signed Irabu.  I was annoyed that he let Tino Martinez go and put in a steroidal Jason Giambi with his porous glove at first base.  Gary Sheffield, Matsui, even Alex Rodriguez I could understand.  But paying $200 million plus to field a baseball team, even the Yankees, is ridiculous, and I don't think I need to explain how fans of other teams feel that the Yankees (and the Red Sox to a lesser extent) are only interested in buying a championship.  The Yankees have an incredible farm system, from which players like Derek Jeter arose, so they don't really need to blow a gazillion dollars for Mr. Player-Du-Jour.  The good news for them is that their investments haven't bombed like Neagle or Hampton in Colorado (except for Irabu, and even Mussina for a while); the bad news?  No titles since 2000, due to early exits in the playoffs or just plain getting outplayed for whatever reason.  So much for your $200 million team.

I'm a National League fan now.  No allegiances, just like small ball.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 8:41 pm


The win-loss may not matter to you, but I'm sure the Yankees are happy about the six victories.


I said that a win/loss record doesn't show a pitcher's true ability.  And it doesn't.  RJ won those 6 games because the offense bailed him out.  Those would be 6 more losses if the offense sh*t the bed.  Did you even compare the 2 pitchers' splits?  I refuse to have you tell me that because RJ won 6 games he's on par with anyone else in our rotation.  My sister could pitch better than him at this point.   

I'm not saying you're wrong, and since you state it is an opinion, it is neither right nor wrong.  I am merely giving you my own opinion as to what I believe Johnson to be capable of, even if he is not delivering at the moment.

I was a Yankees fan once, back when I first immigrated to the United States and found out what baseball was.  They were considered America's Team and were (and still are) the most storied franchise.  My favorite player was Don Mattingly...all around nice guy.  I was thrilled when they won in 1996 as the heavy underdogs and started a dynasty.  The problem was that it seemed like Steinbrenner just buys up the hot player du jour at the expense of chemistry.  I still have no idea why he signed Irabu.  I was annoyed that he let Tino Martinez go and put in a steroidal Jason Giambi with his porous glove at first base.  Gary Sheffield, Matsui, even Alex Rodriguez I could understand.  But paying $200 million plus to field a baseball team, even the Yankees, is ridiculous, and I don't think I need to explain how fans of other teams feel that the Yankees (and the Red Sox to a lesser extent) are only interested in buying a championship.  The Yankees have an incredible farm system, from which players like Derek Jeter arose, so they don't really need to blow a gazillion dollars for Mr. Player-Du-Jour.  The good news for them is that their investments haven't bombed like Neagle or Hampton in Colorado (except for Irabu, and even Mussina for a while); the bad news?  No titles since 2000, due to early exits in the playoffs or just plain getting outplayed for whatever reason.  So much for your $200 million team.



Guess what?  F*ck the payroll.  The Boston Red Sox have the 2nd highest payroll in the league, go bitch about theirs, okay?  Yankee-bashing gets you NOWHERE in my book.  So stop it now.  Stop with the payroll mentions, stop with the steroid sh*t, stop with the "Steinbrenner bought everything" sh*t.  I get enough of that garbage from bandwagon Sox fans and Braves fans, I don't need it from a bandwagon NL fan.  And the Yankees do not have the same kind of farm system they had before.  They don't.  I don't know where you got that from.  Our farm is slowly being rebuilt, more out of necessity than anything else.  The farm that produced Bernie Williams, Mo, Posada, Derek Jeter......it's gone.  And it's gone because Steinbrenner is a greedy f*ck who sent all our talent away to get the overpriced players that we do have.  If you think all Yankee fans just blindly sit there and accept everything our management does, you're out of your mind.  The Yankee fans you know that think that way have problems.  More people are tired of Steinbrenner than you know.  But in case you were wondering, Steinbrenner is not what's wrong with baseball.  Owners like David Glass in KC are what's wrong with baseball.  Because of our high payroll, we pay a lot of tax on that and that money goes to teams like KC and Pittsburgh and what do the owners do with that money?  Not what they should be doing, like re-investing it to put a quality product on the field.  They sit on that money and let their team continue to suck.  THEY'RE the real problem.

And payroll doesn't = winning games.  Ask the Red Sox about that when they got swept out of the playoffs last year as the defending champs.  At least we took our series to 5 games.

The fact you were a fan and now you're not.........tells me a lot about you.  You stick with a team, through the good and the bad and the fact you walked away.....for what?  They stopped winning?  Yeah, some fan.  If the Yankees only had fans when they were winning, they wouldn't have sold a seat from 79-95.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 8:52 pm

My goodness you're bitter.

And you're not reading right.  I said I was a Don Mattingly fan.  He was Mr. Yankee when the Yankees sucked.  I guess you either forgot that or are a bit too frustrated to understand what I was saying.  I stopped being a fan when they blew $88 million on an ineffective Mussina among other things, and that was in 2000.  I started watching the National League games that same year, and even went to Wrigley Field to see the Reds play the Cubs.  Excellent game, by the way.  I much more enjoy the hit-and-runs and squeeze plays than the longball which seems to be relied on a bit too much in the AL.  I also like to watch pitchers flail at the ball when they have to bat.

Sorry that your farm system sucks now.  Maybe you can buy some prospects off of Oakland or something. 

I remember you complaining about other people disrespecting you and your posts on this board.  It seems, however, that you have a serious attitude problem or are perpetually on the rag, or both.  Maybe if you ate some chocolate and took a shot of Midol people wouldn't harp on you as much.

By the way, Boston is on its way to a victory and a full game lead in the division.  And how about those Tigers?  :o  It's like a sign of the Apocalypse.

Of course, if Timlin continues to suck, we could have a tie in the division too ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 9:06 pm


It seems, however, that you have a serious attitude problem or are perpetually on the rag, or both.  Maybe if you ate some chocolate and took a shot of Midol people wouldn't harp on you as much.


Thank you for making a degrading comment about my gender. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 9:15 pm


/begin sarcasm

Yeah, that's not sexist or disrespectful in anyway.  Especially considering the fact I didn't make a degrading comment about your gender.  Because all women who act bitchy or come across as brusque must have PMS.  There's no other reason.  It must be that.

/end sarcasm


My apologies.  Sorry your puppy died.

And since you're not eating the chocolate, I'll take it to have with my milk ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 9:21 pm


My apologies.  Sorry your puppy died.

And since you're not eating the chocolate, I'll take it to have with my milk ;)



Thank you for continuing to make degrading comments about my gender. 


Furthermore, where did I mention a dead dog? 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 9:25 pm



Thank you for continuing to make degrading comments about my gender. 


Furthermore, where did I mention a dead dog? 


You didn't.  I was going along with the sarcasm.

Listen, I was just trying to have a good conversation about a pitcher that I feel still has some gas left in the tank, whether he is a Yankee or not.  You, on the other hand, have taken everything that goes against your dogma as a personal affront, spewing venom and profanities in an attempt to emphasize your point.  You have good points, but I have counterpoints that are also valid.  If you feel that I have insulted you, so be it...you brought it on yourself.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/25/06 at 9:27 pm


Because of our high payroll, we pay a lot of tax on that and that money goes to teams like KC and Pittsburgh and what do the owners do with that money?  Not what they should be doing, like re-investing it to put a quality product on the field.  They sit on that money and let their team continue to suck.  THEY'RE the real problem.


The Royals and The Pirates both increased payroll this year more than league average.
This means that when most teams increased payroll by (for the sake of simplicity I'll use a ball-park figure) 5% the Royals and Pirates increased it by around 15%.

I haven't noticed any major Yankee bashing whatsoever. If I hated the Yankees so much I wouldn't be seriously excited about going to see them in June.  :o
What I and Mr. Cube here were saying was that although Johnson has indeed been ineffective so far this year (and in my opinion for a lot of last year) it doesn't mean that's he's awful.
In Arizona he was a phenom but the guy is getting old, and if you look at the division the Yankees are in, it's a very strong (some would say strongest) division around. He's playing against a higher caliber of playing but his pitching isn't the same as it was.
Do I blame the Yankees for signing him, Hell No! If the Cardinals had signed him I would have been ecstatic, at the same time, was singing him to a deal worth around $16,000,000 a year a wise decision? Probably not. Do I blame the Yankees for that? Yes and No. On the one hand, players, and specifically player's agents have a reputation have attempting to get every last cent out of an organization. At the same time, The Yankees are notorious for giving players whatever they ask for.
Is this something that should be condemned.. no, not in my opinion. If I had the most money, I would do my best to try and sign the best team.

Here is my attempt at maintaining some civility.
Although we all focus on our specific teams, we are all fans of the game.
I pay just as much attention to what is going on in New York as I do to what is going on in St. Louis or Chicago.
Saying that "You couldn't possibly understand." is rather bizare. Of course we can understand. Jason Marquis was pitching horrifically for a while this season and I was getting royally pissed off because I knew he was a lot better than that.
Saying that I don't understand why it's so awful that Johnson is sucking the big one right now is plan naive.
If I were to say to you "You can't possibly comprehend how annoying it is that Yadier Molina is only batting .160." You'd probably look at me like I was retarded.

Enjoy the game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/25/06 at 9:32 pm

Dude, did you see Jason Marquis hit that run-scoring triple as a pinch hitter?  That was some sick stuff :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 9:38 pm


The Royals and The Pirates both increased payroll this year more than league average.
This means that when most teams increased payroll by (for the sake of simplicity I'll use a ball-park figure) 5% the Royals and Pirates increased it by around 15%.

I haven't noticed any major Yankee bashing whatsoever. If I hated the Yankees so much I wouldn't be seriously excited about going to see them in June.  :o
What I and Mr. Cube here were saying was that although Johnson has indeed been ineffective so far this year (and in my opinion for a lot of last year) it doesn't mean that's he's awful.
In Arizona he was a phenom but the guy is getting old, and if you look at the division the Yankees are in, it's a very strong (some would say strongest) division around. He's playing against a higher caliber of playing but his pitching isn't the same as it was.
Do I blame the Yankees for signing him, Hell No! If the Cardinals had signed him I would have been ecstatic, at the same time, was singing him to a deal worth around $16,000,000 a year a wise decision? Probably not. Do I blame the Yankees for that? Yes and No. On the one hand, players, and specifically player's agents have a reputation have attempting to get every last cent out of an organization. At the same time, The Yankees are notorious for giving players whatever they ask for.
Is this something that should be condemned.. no, not in my opinion. If I had the most money, I would do my best to try and sign the best team.

Here is my attempt at maintaining some civility.
Although we all focus on our specific teams, we are all fans of the game.
I pay just as much attention to what is going on in New York as I do to what is going on in St. Louis or Chicago.
Saying that "You couldn't possibly understand." is rather bizare. Of course we can understand. Jason Marquis was pitching horrifically for a while this season and I was getting royally pissed off because I knew he was a lot better than that.
Saying that I don't understand why it's so awful that Johnson is sucking the big one right now is plan naive.
If I were to say to you "You can't possibly comprehend how annoying it is that Yadier Molina is only batting .160." You'd probably look at me like I was retarded.

Enjoy the game.



I would not look at you like you were retarded.  I know what it's like to have players on my team batting below the Mendoza line.  And the only other team who I pay attention to besides the Yankees is Boston, for obvious reasons.  Anyone and everyone else......I don't worry about.  I worry about the closest people to my team and that's always Boston.  I always figure that because no one else here is a Yankee fan (that I know of) they don't care .....so they don't know/want to know. 

As for Johnson.....I never wanted him here to begin with.  I would have much preferred to keep Vazquez instead.  Whenever he wins I'm shocked, whenever he loses, I expect it.  Mike has been a solid #2 guy for the 5 years he's been here and has become the ace solely because Johnson fell off a cliff.

And yes, the AL East is the strongest division in MLB.  If the Astros continue to suck, Clemens will more than likely have to choose between us and the Sox and given how pitchers in the AL East are smacked around, I expect his ERA to balloon.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/25/06 at 9:40 pm


Dude, did you see Jason Marquis hit that run-scoring triple as a pinch hitter?  That was some sick stuff :D


Ya know, if he could catch, I'd stick Marquis in the Left Field, for real. They have Thompson, Reyes and Wainwright who would all be a perfect number 4 or 5 starter.
The Cards were a single away from the cycle in the number 9 spot.


As for Johnson.....I never wanted him here to begin with.  I would have much preferred to keep Vazquez instead.  Whenever he wins I'm shocked, whenever he loses, I expect it.  Mike has been a solid #2 guy for the 5 years he's been here and has become the ace solely because Johnson fell off a cliff.

And yes, the AL East is the strongest division in MLB.  If the Astros continue to suck, Clemens will more than likely have to choose between us and the Sox and given how pitchers in the AL East are smacked around, I expect his ERA to balloon.


Vasquez is an interesting guy. He went to New York and up until what, about July? He was on fire. Then he hit a slump from which he's never really recoverd.

I hate to admit it, but I'd love to see Clemens as a Yankee in his final season. I've grown rather tired of the aura now surrounding the Red Sox. Although he wouldn't post Houston numbers, I'll bet he'd keep his ERA below 2 maybe 2.5.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/25/06 at 9:42 pm


I hate to admit it, but I'd love to see Clemens as a Yankee in his final season. I've grown rather tired of the aura now surrounding the Red Sox. Although he wouldn't post Houston numbers, I'll bet he'd keep his ERA below 2 maybe 2.5.



I've grown tired of Boston, period.  I'd LOVE to see Rocket back in pinstripes, if only because if he does what you said (keeps his ERA between 2 and 2.5), he'd be MILES better than Johnson.  With our injuries, we need a consistent rotation. 


http://www.bronxpride.com/files/images/RogerClemensYankees.jpg

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/25/06 at 9:45 pm


I've grown tired of Boston, period.  I'd LOVE to see Rocket back in pinstripes, if only because if he does what you said (keeps his ERA between 2 and 2.5), he'd be MILES better than Johnson.  With our injuries, we need a consistent rotation. 


It would also be nice to see him with actual hitters behind him.
In Houston (and I will attest to this) he had no real run support.
Except the Lance Berkman home run I caught  ;)

But seriously, I guarentee he would dominate.
I'm one of those folks who like to make the claim that Clemens can arguably be called the greatest pitcher of all time.
It'd be nice for him to finish his career with a stellar performance.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/25/06 at 10:02 pm



I don't want RJ or any pitcher to be perfect.  The key word is "e-f-f-e-c-t-i-v-e" and RJ has not been effective.  I don't expect anyone here who is not a Yankee fan to understand where I'm coming from and why I feel the way I do.  I don't.  However, I would appreciate it if people would quit coming off like I'm wrong in my opinion of players on MY team. 


I didn't say you were wrong. I won't talk to you about YOUR team anymore.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/26/06 at 4:57 am



 

Furthermore, I know RED SOX FANS who don't like Curt Schilling.



It may be me you are refering to and I want to make sure you know that although I am from Massachusetts I am not a Sox fan.  I am African-American and old wounds die hard.  I have softened a bit since the Yawkeys died and Harrington left, but not by much.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 11:17 am

Maybe they could start teaching Marquis how to catch flies on his off-days and keep him around as an emergency starter.  He could be like that one switch-hitting power pitcher on the Brewers that they use as a pinch hitter every now and then...forgot his name, but he's a strong boy.

Clemens definitely has gas left in the tank and tosses some serious cheese.  I'd expect him to go back to the Astros if anything though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 12:14 pm


Maybe they could start teaching Marquis how to catch flies on his off-days and keep him around as an emergency starter.  He could be like that one switch-hitting power pitcher on the Brewers that they use as a pinch hitter every now and then...forgot his name, but he's a strong boy.

Clemens definitely has gas left in the tank and tosses some serious cheese.  I'd expect him to go back to the Astros if anything though.


I expect he'll go back to the Astro's.. I don't mind, means I get to see more of him but still, I wouldn't mind seeing him run rampant over Ortiz, Manny, Tejada and co.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 1:02 pm

Not like Steinbrenner doesn't have the money to make the Rocket happy :D

So who are your early favorites for the playoffs?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 1:15 pm


Not like Steinbrenner doesn't have the money to make the Rocket happy :D

So who are your early favorites for the playoffs?


I think the Yankees will take the AL East.
Ya know, I think it would be hilarious if the Tigers won the AL Central, but I see the White Sox catching them.
The A's really ought to win the AL West.

Of course, the AL west being AAAA ball.  ;D

Now, in the major leagues..

I'm gonna give the Mets until the All-Star break before they start to fall apart.
The Braves should win the NL East.
I Can't see anybody even challenging the Cardinals in the NL Central.
The NL West has all of a sudden become interesting.
Either the Rockies or Dodgers should win it.. but.. shoulda woulda coulda..

Who are your picks?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 1:25 pm

Considering the Yankees are only a game back with a subpar Johnson and an unclutch Pay-Rod, I'd say that when they figure it out, New York will leapfrog Boston for the AL East again. 

I would agree that the White Sox will win the Central, but I want to see how the Tigers do in July...if they can hold it, the Sox would probably take the wild card.

In the West, that's a crapshoot.  The Angels suck for some reason this year, but if Texas keeps having the hot bat I think Texas would be the pick to win it.

The wild card would probably be a tossup between Chicago, Detroit, Boston and New York because I can see those division races turning into dogfights.

In the NL, the Diamondbacks appear to be overachieving but all the teams are within four games of the lead so I honestly don't know.  I'd root for the Dodgers just because Nomar is a fan favorite and is playing a solid first base. 

I think the Cards are going to win the Central hands down.  Cincinnati will probably take the wild card.  And unless the baseball gods intervene, the Cubs will be the cellar-dwellers again.  Sigh.

I agree that the Mets will probably implode somewhere around late-July/early-August, but I can't see the future...oh well, they've been okay thus far, I guess the Mets will take the east.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 1:37 pm


Considering the Yankees are only a game back with a subpar Johnson and an unclutch Pay-Rod, I'd say that when they figure it out, New York will leapfrog Boston for the AL East again. 

I would agree that the White Sox will win the Central, but I want to see how the Tigers do in July...if they can hold it, the Sox would probably take the wild card.

In the West, that's a crapshoot.  The Angels suck for some reason this year, but if Texas keeps having the hot bat I think Texas would be the pick to win it.

The wild card would probably be a tossup between Chicago, Detroit, Boston and New York because I can see those division races turning into dogfights.

In the NL, the Diamondbacks appear to be overachieving but all the teams are within four games of the lead so I honestly don't know.  I'd root for the Dodgers just because Nomar is a fan favorite and is playing a solid first base. 

I think the Cards are going to win the Central hands down.  Cincinnati will probably take the wild card.  And unless the baseball gods intervene, the Cubs will be the cellar-dwellers again.  Sigh.

I agree that the Mets will probably implode somewhere around late-July/early-August, but I can't see the future...oh well, they've been okay thus far, I guess the Mets will take the east.


Nah, the Reds suck. They'll slow down soon.
The Mets will have to implode, they're a team of geriatrics.

I can't see Texas taking the division, simply because they have no pitching. They're relying on good offense at the moment, which is fine. If and when that slows down, they'll slump.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 1:42 pm

To be honest, (and I know this sounds funny) I don't expect ANY of the AL West teams to win the division ;D  They all suck.  I just picked Texas because they have the most potent offense and I don't believe that will slow down enough for the other inconsistent teams to catch up.

I'm just wondering how long it'll take for the Tigers to come back down to earth or if they're for real.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 1:43 pm


To be honest, (and I know this sounds funny) I don't expect ANY of the AL West teams to win the division ;D  They all suck.  I just picked Texas because they have the most potent offense and I don't believe that will slow down enough for the other inconsistent teams to catch up.

I'm just wondering how long it'll take for the Tigers to come back down to earth or if they're for real.


The Tigers can't keep it up.
If you look at the team they have, it should be a couple of years before they compete. I think they're running on empty.. give them time and they'll drop back down to .550 or so.
I don't doubt that they'll compete, but the Sox will take the division.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 1:48 pm

Fair enough.  I think they'll do better than .550 though.

MVP and Cy Young picks thus far?  I know it's not even June, but it's still fun :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 1:51 pm


Fair enough.  I think they'll do better than .550 though.

MVP and Cy Young picks thus far?  I know it's not even June, but it's still fun :)


Albert will be MVP.

Cy Young is always a lot harder to pick seeing as pitchers work about 1/5th the time your regular guys do.

I doubt it'll be Carpenter again, he's having a great season and maybe he'll keep it up but I dunno.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 1:53 pm

I haven't watched enough teams or highlights or whatever to have an educated opinion about MVP, but considering the numbers and the clutchiness, I'd say Pujols is the master this year.

It'd be pretty amazing if Nomar got the gold glove at first base.  I don't know if he's still error-free this season!  :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 1:54 pm


I haven't watched enough teams or highlights or whatever to have an educated opinion about MVP, but considering the numbers and the clutchiness, I'd say Pujols is the master this year.

It'd be pretty amazing if Nomar got the gold glove at first base.  I don't know if he's still error-free this season!  :o


I want Nomar to have a great year. He was always a great player who worked hard and then got hurt and got stuck with a crappy team. It's his time to shine.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 2:01 pm

Yeah, it's too bad the Sox traded him the year they won it all.  Nomar was a big part of that team.  I hope the Dodgers do well, it's hard not to root for him.

But y'know, he's playing a great defensive first base, hitting .360+ although he doesn't qualify for the batting title just yet, and seems to always come through.  Good times.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 2:27 pm

Here's an interesting factoid that may only interest me...

Going into the fifth inning, Carlos Zambrano has a shot at tossing a no-hitter, yet walked in a run already.  Wacky!  :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 3:05 pm


Here's an interesting factoid that may only interest me...

Going into the fifth inning, Carlos Zambrano has a shot at tossing a no-hitter, yet walked in a run already.  Wacky!  :o


??? Odd.

He's pitching well this year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/26/06 at 3:09 pm


It may be me you are refering to and I want to make sure you know that although I am from Massachusetts I am not a Sox fan.  I am African-American and old wounds die hard.  I have softened a bit since the Yawkeys died and Harrington left, but not by much.



I wasn't referring to you.  I know you aren't a Red Sox fan, so why would I be talking about you?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/26/06 at 3:10 pm


Considering the Yankees are only a game back with a subpar Johnson and an unclutch Pay-Rod, I'd say that when they figure it out, New York will leapfrog Boston for the AL East again. 





Save that garbage for SoSH. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 3:22 pm


Here's an interesting factoid that may only interest me...

Going into the fifth inning, Carlos Zambrano has a shot at tossing a no-hitter, yet walked in a run already.  Wacky!  :o


Ah, he screwed up.  4-2 Cubs in the bottom of the 7th ;D  Oh well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 3:23 pm


Ah, he screwed up.  4-2 Cubs in the bottom of the 7th ;D  Oh well.


Dang.

I'm trying to recall the last no-hitter.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 3:25 pm

The last time I remember one was Randy Johnson's perfect game.  I am sure there's been one since then.  We could probably Wikipedia it or something. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/26/06 at 4:04 pm


??? Odd.

He's pitching well this year.



He has been.  We get WGN and since my sister is a die-hard Cubs fan, she has the game on whenever they carry it.  I enjoy watching the Cubs play.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 4:28 pm

Ah, poor Carlos Zambrano...good ERA on a loserly Cubs team, and as such he can't buy a victory.  I don't think it would have mattered much, but Dusty Baker should have pulled Dempster after 1st and 2nd no outs...oh well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 8:40 pm



He has been.  We get WGN and since my sister is a die-hard Cubs fan, she has the game on whenever they carry it.  I enjoy watching the Cubs play.


I get WGN as well, and love to watch that Cubbie 'Baseball'. hehehe.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/06 at 8:42 pm


Ah, poor Carlos Zambrano...good ERA on a loserly Cubs team, and as such he can't buy a victory.  I don't think it would have mattered much, but Dusty Baker should have pulled Dempster after 1st and 2nd no outs...oh well.


I can't help but feel, that when some of those contracts roll around. Prior, Zambrano, Wood and co will be walking.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/26/06 at 10:59 pm


I can't help but feel, that when some of those contracts roll around. Prior, Zambrano, Wood and co will be walking.


Wouldn't blame them.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/28/06 at 4:49 pm

Bonds* hit 715 today.




I wish I had a picture of a giant middle finger.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/28/06 at 5:48 pm


Bonds* hit 715 today.




I wish I had a picture of a giant middle finger.


Perhaps now we can all get on with our lives without this hanging over our heads.  ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/28/06 at 5:55 pm


Perhaps now we can all get on with our lives without this hanging over our heads.   ::)

Yeah...at least that's over with now.


Bonds* hit 715 today.




I wish I had a picture of a giant middle finger.

Hehe...I wish I did too! ;D :D

I wonder if this'll do:  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/2up.gif
Probably not. It isn't big enough. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/28/06 at 5:56 pm


Perhaps now we can all get on with our lives without this hanging over our heads.  ::)



If you think suddenly everyone will stop caring about him, you're wrong. 


Maybe now he'll retire and retain some semblance of dignity.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/28/06 at 6:02 pm



If you think suddenly everyone will stop caring about him, you're wrong. 


Maybe now he'll retire and retain some semblance of dignity.

That'd be good. He'd be wise to do that. I think he should injure himself, that way he can't hit any more homers.

I just can't stand him.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/28/06 at 6:25 pm

41 homers left for the "record" eh?  :P  We shall see....

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/28/06 at 10:01 pm


41 homers left for the "record" eh?  :P  We shall see....

I seriously hope he does NOT do it. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/29/06 at 7:01 am


I seriously hope he does NOT do it. >:(


I don't think he will, but then I don't think he really cares too.  It was good of him at the press conference to mention that the home run record holder is Hank Aaron. There has never been so much to do about someone breaking a number 2 record. Aaron is the homerun king and all this hoopla only serves to demonstrate the fact that his record(Aarons) is still not as respected as it rightfully should be.  That is what irks me about this whole affair.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/29/06 at 10:44 am


I don't think he will, but then I don't think he really cares too.  It was good of him at the press conference to mention that the home run record holder is Hank Aaron. There has never been so much to do about someone breaking a number 2 record. Aaron is the homerun king and all this hoopla only serves to demonstrate the fact that his record(Aarons) is still not as respected as it rightfully should be.  That is what irks me about this whole affair.


Oh sure, Hank Aaron is never regarded as one of the best to ever play the game.  ::)

The reason Ruth was always held higher isn't because "He's the evil white man!" it's because not only was he a phenom at the plate, he was an outstanding pitcher, a befriender of children, a real man who drank beer and ate hot dogs etc..

He's part of Americana.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/29/06 at 2:50 pm


Oh sure, Hank Aaron is never regarded as one of the best to ever play the game.  ::)

The reason Ruth was always held higher isn't because "He's the evil white man!" it's because not only was he a phenom at the plate, he was an outstanding pitcher, a befriender of children, a real man who drank beer and ate hot dogs etc..

He's part of Americana.


  ::) Oh please with the drama.  No one called him an "evil white man"  but he wasn't a saint by any means. No one argues his highly esteemed place in baseball history.  He was arguably the greatest, but he wasn't a god.  Records are made to fall and there isn't any reason why a record, just because it was the Babes, should be considered sacrosanct.  The best thing for any sport is the making and breaking of records.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/29/06 at 4:14 pm


Perhaps now we can all get on with our lives without this hanging over our heads.   ::)


I agree...  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/29/06 at 4:28 pm

I received  2 Barry Bonds cards for my birthday. Since I have no loyalty to him whatsoever, I won't hesitate to post them on Ebay . Let's see what he does though the rest of the season. All I can say is "Ka Ching!!"

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/29/06 at 5:19 pm

After losing two of three in D.C., the Dodgers take the series opener from the Braves in Turner Field, 12-5. 8) :D Rafael Furcal was playing his first game there as a member of a visiting team.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/29/06 at 5:35 pm


I received  2 Barry Bonds cards for my birthday. Since I have no loyalty to him whatsoever, I won't hesitate to post them on Ebay . Let's see what he does though the rest of the season. All I can say is "Ka Ching!!"


I long, long time ago I got a Cracker Jack prize that is a Barry Bonds rookie card.  It is quite small, I have it around the house somewhere.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/29/06 at 5:37 pm

Random fact that might only interest me:

I was checking the scores and the Cards were down to the Astros 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th.  Then I clicked on the link and it said 3-1.  I was about to question why when I realized that Poo-holes had just jacked a 3-run homer.  Figures :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/29/06 at 5:38 pm


Random fact that might only interest me:

I was checking the scores and the Cards were down to the Astros 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th.  Then I clicked on the link and it said 3-1.  I was about to question why when I realized that Poo-holes had just jacked a 3-run homer.  Figures :D

O0

So how many does he have now?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/29/06 at 5:41 pm

I think that's either 25 or 26.  He's on a tear.  I wonder if the man is going to have any kind of slump, or if they're going to give him the Bonds treatment soon...the issue is that he has way better protection than Bonds in the lineup so opposing pitchers can't afford to walk him as much. 

I think with Pujols' consistency, he has a legitimate shot to "legitimately" break Hank Aaron's record.  He's younger than I am too so he has lots of time on his side :)

I forgot to mention that Kerry Wood won his first game of the year for the Cubs, which bodes well for a team that needs every bit of good news it can get.  If they can get a little run together until they get more of their stars back from injury I think they can be a major spoiler in the NL Central.  Which is a little bit of a sports cliche but I had to say it :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 05/29/06 at 5:48 pm


I think that's either 25 or 26.  He's on a tear.  I wonder if the man is going to have any kind of slump, or if they're going to give him the Bonds treatment soon...the issue is that he has way better protection than Bonds in the lineup so opposing pitchers can't afford to walk him as much. 



Intentional walks is another on of those things that drive me nuts.  I say every pitch should be a fair pitch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/29/06 at 5:59 pm


Intentional walks is another on of those things that drive me nuts.  I say every pitch should be a fair pitch.


The way I think about it is this:

In basketball, you have double-teams to force somebody else to beat you.

In football, you have overloads or double-coverage to force somebody else to beat you.

In hockey, you also have double-teams to force somebody else to beat you.

There is really no equivalent of the double-team in baseball.  In the case of, say, Barry Bonds, the defense does an overload shift because Bonds tends to pull the ball even though he's a good enough hitter to go opposite field if he wants to (he doesn't, unlike what Ted Williams did to beat the shift).  That's only one way to take the star player out, though.  The other way is to take him completely out of the offense.  There was that one instance where Arizona walked Bonds with the bases loaded to force in a run to make it a one-run game, and the next batter (Jeff Kent I believe) hit into the third out.  So it is a viable strategy, just doesn't always work if the player has good protection in the lineup.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/29/06 at 6:59 pm


I long, long time ago I got a Cracker Jack prize that is a Barry Bonds rookie card.  It is quite small, I have it around the house somewhere.


Hey , that would be worth some bucks!! Hopefully you find it and it's still in good shape.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/29/06 at 7:45 pm


Intentional walks is another on of those things that drive me nuts.  I say every pitch should be a fair pitch.



Oh come on.

If the most dangerous hitter in the lineup is at the plate late in the game and the batter behind him isn't all that great, I'm giving him 1st base to try an induce a DP from the next hitter.  Even if the next hitter is equally good......say Manny Ramirez behind David Ortiz, I'm pitching to Ramirez, not Ortiz.  Ramirez hits into DPs more than Ortiz does, so it's worth the risk. 

Bonds getting an IBB is a function of no one wanting to give up a HR to him.  All he does is either get out or hit a HR.  I'd rather put him on 1st knowing he's not going to run than risk throwing one in his wheelhouse that he can park in McCovey Cove.  He's as slow as molasses in January, so he's not a SB threat. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 05/29/06 at 8:31 pm


I think that's either 25 or 26.  He's on a tear.  I wonder if the man is going to have any kind of slump, or if they're going to give him the Bonds treatment soon...the issue is that he has way better protection than Bonds in the lineup so opposing pitchers can't afford to walk him as much. 

I think with Pujols' consistency, he has a legitimate shot to "legitimately" break Hank Aaron's record.  He's younger than I am too so he has lots of time on his side :)

I forgot to mention that Kerry Wood won his first game of the year for the Cubs, which bodes well for a team that needs every bit of good news it can get.  If they can get a little run together until they get more of their stars back from injury I think they can be a major spoiler in the NL Central.  Which is a little bit of a sports cliche but I had to say it :D


Number 25.

He's still on course to destroy the single season record, in legitimate fashion.
Fact is, if the accusations come, Albert will agree to be tested, he has nothing to hide and nothing to prove.

The cubs will do nothing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/29/06 at 8:39 pm

My husband has shrouded his beloved photograph of the Great Bambino in black cloth.  714 will  always be synonymous with the Babe, I don't care what you say.  (Thank you James for resizing the pics)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/29/06 at 8:40 pm


My husband has shrouded his beloved photograph of the Great Bambino in black cloth.  714 will  always be synonymous with the Babe, I don't care what you say.



Love this picture:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/g8rzguy78/tx_sign.jpg

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 05/29/06 at 8:43 pm



Love this picture:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/g8rzguy78/tx_sign.jpg

I saved that one.  Great sign!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/30/06 at 3:35 am


I saved that one.  Great sign!



I saw this as a signature on one of my sports forums:

"Babe did it with hot dogs,
Aaron did it with class
But that ol' Barry did it
With a needle up his ass."

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/31/06 at 1:32 pm

Today the Dodgers will go for a sweep in Atlanta. Yesterday Aaron Sele was denied his fourth victory, but the team still won.

And the Angels have already beaten the Twinkies twice in a row...Abix will probably not be too happy if the Angels win again today. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 05/31/06 at 11:46 pm

Final score in Atlanta: Braves 9, Dodgers 3. ::)

In Anaheim, the Angels are on the verge of losing big to the Twins. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/02/06 at 11:23 pm

Yesterday (Thursday) Derek Lowe pitched six shutout innings against the Phillies and won... that was a birthday present he deserved. O0 L.A.D. beat Philadelphia last night 7-2, with the Phils scoring their only runs in the 9th off reliever Tim Hamulack.

Tonight, on last check, they were down 2-zip early in the game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: livinonthe80s on 06/03/06 at 5:19 pm

GAME OVER!!! 8)  He's BAAACK, yeah Gagne's back!!! 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/04/06 at 12:29 am

Yankees win, Red Sox don't.  All is right in the world.


Unless of course you're a Cardinals fan, like a certain poster here is.......he's probably not taking news of Pujols' injury very well.  And it sucks because he was on pace to obliterate Barroid Bonds' single-season HR record.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/04/06 at 3:29 pm


Yankees win, Red Sox don't.  All is right in the world.


Unless of course you're a Cardinals fan, like a certain poster here is.......he's probably not taking news of Pujols' injury very well.  And it sucks because he was on pace to obliterate Barroid Bonds' single-season HR record.


No he's not.

Especially 'cus Carpenter is looking DL ready and so is Edmonds.

It's time to unload some pitching for that big bat in left field.

Expect to see Abreu, Rameirez or Soriano in a Cardinal uniform before too long.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Guest on 06/05/06 at 10:20 am

So Albert is on the DL, huh? ::) In that case, he probably won't be setting a new single-season homerun record. Oh well.

Say la vee.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/05/06 at 1:03 pm


So Albert is on the DL, huh? ::) In that case, he probably won't be setting a new single-season homerun record. Oh well.

Say la vee.


Well, that all depends.

He could well do a George Brett, come back after a couple of weeks off and just go crazy.

But.. c'est la vie.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/05/06 at 2:22 pm


So Albert is on the DL, huh? ::) In that case, he probably won't be setting a new single-season homerun record. Oh well.

Say la vee.



Let me guess; Bonds apologist?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/05/06 at 2:39 pm



Let me guess; Bonds apologist?


More than likely.

I like to expose their ignorance.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/05/06 at 4:00 pm

Barry Zito pitches for the A's tomorrow against the Indians and hopefully we can garner another win. We won two over the weekend and we need them more than ever. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/05/06 at 10:26 pm


Well, that all depends.

He could well do a George Brett, come back after a couple of weeks off and just go crazy.

But.. c'est la vie.


If they offer Pujols enough protection when he comes back and keep that going until next year, there's no reason why Pujols can't give it a run this season and the next...especially if pitchers are stupid enough to keep pitching to him :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/05/06 at 10:42 pm

It looked like the Yankees kicked butt tonight - damn it  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/05/06 at 11:00 pm


If they offer Pujols enough protection when he comes back and keep that going until next year, there's no reason why Pujols can't give it a run this season and the next...especially if pitchers are stupid enough to keep pitching to him :D


Correct sir.

He's been playing hurt for a while, give him time to improve and as long as he's not out for 6 weeks.. (figure 2-3... 4 at the most) he can make a decent run.

I doubt he's gonna break any records now, but who knows, all he needs is a Sammy Sosa style 25+ dong month and there you have it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/05/06 at 11:41 pm


It looked like the Yankees kicked butt tonight - damn it  ;D



HELL YES.  Respect.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/05/06 at 11:43 pm



HELL YES.  Respect.

Yes they did...13 to 5. ;) Congratz to your team on the win.

My team, on the other hand, (LAD) was losing 3-zip to Cat's Mets early in the game...but that was like two hours ago. We split a weekend series with the Phillies, though. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/06/06 at 1:40 am



HELL YES.  Respect.


I have to hand it to them  ;) Hopefully the A's can mirror a similiar kick ass win tomorrow night.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/08/06 at 11:06 am

Well...Cat's Mets took 2 out of 3 in Dodger Stadium :-\\ :-\\

In the Dodgers' only win, however (Tuesday night), Eric Gagne earned his first save in nearly a year. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/08/06 at 12:23 pm


Well...Cat's Mets took 2 out of 3 in Dodger Stadium :-\\ :-\\

In the Dodgers' only win, however (Tuesday night), Eric Gagne earned his first save in nearly a year. 8)



Thanks for the update. I hadn't checked out last night's scores yet.


I can't believe we are getting closer and closer to the All-Star game and my Mets are STILL in the lead. Could it be possible that this is their year?



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/08/06 at 12:29 pm



Thanks for the update. I hadn't checked out last night's scores yet.


I can't believe we are getting closer and closer to the All-Star game and my Mets are STILL in the lead. Could it be possible that this is their year?



Cat


Ya know...

At the start of the season, I said the Mets would fall by the All Star game. I'm still sticking with my prediction that they won't dominate, but.. that dosen't mean they won't squeeze through and take the NL East. It's looking possible.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/08/06 at 1:00 pm


Ya know...

At the start of the season, I said the Mets would fall by the All Star game. I'm still sticking with my prediction that they won't dominate, but.. that dosen't mean they won't squeeze through and take the NL East. It's looking possible.



They USUALLY fall by the All-Star game so I have been expecting it myself. But...who knows.





Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/08/06 at 1:02 pm


They USUALLY fall by the All-Star game so I have been expecting it myself. But...who knows.


Delgado has impressed me.

Shea is not a hitters ballpark.. and retarded Mets fans (not you I'm sure) seem to not realise this.
They go and pay guys huge money, who come and have deflated stats. Well no sheesh. You could put Albert Pujols in there and he wouldn't put up the same numbers he has been.

They need 5 sheesh hot starting pitchers, that way it would be near impossible to gets runs off them.
Essentially, go for the Whitey Herzog approach. Great defence, throw strikes.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/08/06 at 1:41 pm



Thanks for the update. I hadn't checked out last night's scores yet.


I can't believe we are getting closer and closer to the All-Star game and my Mets are STILL in the lead. Could it be possible that this is their year?



Cat

I'm kinda hoping they win the division...it's about time someone besides the Braves got a chance. We shall see what happens over the next four months.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/08/06 at 2:16 pm


Delgado has impressed me.

Shea is not a hitters ballpark.. and retarded Mets fans (not you I'm sure) seem to not realise this.
They go and pay guys huge money, who come and have deflated stats. Well no sheesh. You could put Albert Pujols in there and he wouldn't put up the same numbers he has been.

They need 5 sheesh hot starting pitchers, that way it would be near impossible to gets runs off them.
Essentially, go for the Whitey Herzog approach. Great defence, throw strikes.



Shea is almost history. They are hoping to get the new park opened by 2009.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/08/06 at 2:17 pm



Shea is almost history. They are hoping to get the new park opened by 2009.




Cat


Ya know..

I've never been to Shea. I will have to go before they tear it down.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/08/06 at 5:52 pm


Ya know..

I've never been to Shea. I will have to go before they tear it down.



I was there once back in the dark ages (1978? 79?)




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/08/06 at 6:03 pm


Ya know..

I've never been to Shea. I will have to go before they tear it down.

Neither have I. In fact, I've never been anywhere east of Chicago in my whole life.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/08/06 at 8:30 pm


Neither have I. In fact, I've never been anywhere east of Chicago in my whole life.


Dang!

You need to tour the ballparks or something.. get outta California for a while.


I was there once back in the dark ages (1978? 79?)
Cat


The sad thing is.. My father, born and raised in the East End of London.. a man who wouldn't even know which end of the bat to hold has been to about half of all the major league parks and never hesitates to tell me.
Whereas I, somebody who used to stay up until 4am to watch games in France and England (with appropriate French commentary sometimes) haven't.
I'm up to seven now.
Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Rangers, Astros, Reds and Indians.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/08/06 at 10:11 pm


Dang!

You need to tour the ballparks or something.. get outta California for a while.



I have...only twice. But California is home to me and I feel comforatble there.

I'm sure it would be fun to tour the 29 ballparks which I have never been to before. I've gone past Angel Stadium on the 5 freeway in Anaheim a few times...and when I was in Chicago in '94 I think we drove past Wrigley Field. On that very same trip, we drove past the Hubert H. Humpfrey Metrodome, where the Minnesota Twins play their home games. (The Dodgers will play a series of regular-season games in that stadium for the first time later this month.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/10/06 at 12:14 am

My local team (LAD) won tonight in Colorado, blanking the Rock-around-the-Clockies 3 to goose egg. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/10/06 at 10:41 am

My Cardinals came back from a big defecit last night.

The most impressive part however.. was Jason Isringhausen FINALLY finding the strike zone.

He came in with 1 out, bases loaded, bottom of the 8th. (kind of like the closers of old, before La Russa made them one inning guys out in Oakland)

Out.
Out.

Bottom of the 9th.

Out.
Out.
Out.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/12/06 at 11:57 am

My Mets won yesterday to Arizona 15-2. That's embarrassing.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/12/06 at 1:21 pm

The A's swept the Yankees this weekend. Am I happy? Yes! Was I scared? Hell yes! The Yankees have been great this year, so to see the A's sweep them took some guts!  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/13/06 at 10:55 am


My Mets won yesterday to Arizona 15-2. That's embarrassing.




Cat

Yep, they really gave the Deebacks a bad time! As a result, my team---the Dodgers---knocked them out of first place Sunday, taking two out of three from the Coloradio Rockies! :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/13/06 at 12:32 pm


Yep, they really gave the Deebacks a bad time! As a result, my team---the Dodgers---knocked them out of first place Sunday, taking two out of three from the Coloradio Rockies! :)


That's great, Jeff. And a "Woo Hoo" to the Mets!  :) Hopefully the A's can soon get to the top of their division once Texas hopefully loses a few and we gain a few.

They had a kid on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night and he was the kid who got Barry Bonds tying Babe Ruth home run ball, but he says he's not a Bonds fan because he hates the Giants and is an A's fan. Thatta boy  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/14/06 at 3:51 pm

Well...Aaron Sele finally lost a game last night. He allowed only one earned run...but the rest of the Dodgers made errors that allowed the Padres to score more. As a result, Chan Ho Park (who pitched for the Dodgers from 1994-2001) beat his former team for the first time ever.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Meghan88 on 06/14/06 at 10:02 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/16/06 at 2:09 pm

The A's won again last night - Wow!  :) They're on top of their division now. I hope Zito can take it to another level tonight. I'm so proud of them  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/17/06 at 4:56 pm

A's are still on top after last night's win.. Barely though  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/17/06 at 5:00 pm


The A's won again last night - Wow!  :) They're on top of their division now. I hope Zito can take it to another level tonight. I'm so proud of them  :)

That's right...you guys beat my team. :-\\ We took an early 2-1 lead, only to have the A's take a lead of their own...and keep it.

We'll see how they do tonight.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/17/06 at 5:02 pm


That's right...you guys beat my team. :-\\ We took an early 2-1 lead, only to have the A's take a lead of their own...and keep it.

We'll see how they do tonight.


I know, I watched about 5 innings last night and right into about the 3rd inning I remembered this was your team we were playing against..  ;D But, it's cool.. we'll see how the next few days play out.. may the best team win  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/17/06 at 5:25 pm


I know, I watched about 5 innings last night and right into about the 3rd inning I remembered this was your team we were playing against..  ;D But, it's cool.. we'll see how the next few days play out.. may the best team win  :)

Absolutely! :)

Early on I thought Brett Tomko would finally break his losing streak...no such luck after he allowed so many guys to reach base. ::) Now he has a losing record.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/17/06 at 7:19 pm


Absolutely! :)

Early on I thought Brett Tomko would finally break his losing streak...no such luck after he allowed so many guys to reach base. ::) Now he has a losing record.

Ah right, so Tomko ended up in L.A. Yeah, he comes with a tag that say's 'Discounted Rate - Damaged Goods'.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/18/06 at 4:51 pm


Ah right, so Tomko ended up in L.A. Yeah, he comes with a tag that say's 'Discounted Rate - Damaged Goods'.

I wonder what his final record's gonna be this year. Probably 5 and 15+? ::)

Last night in Oakland, the Dodgers and A's had plenty of opportunities to score, even in the extra innings...but in most cases they came up empty. :-\\ The game could've been over in the 9th, but Kenny Lofton kept it alive by tripling home the tying run...and the game carried into extra innings. Ultimately, in the 17th inning, Jae Seo developed a bases-loaded jam with two out...and then he walked in the winning run. Now the Dodgers' only hope is to avoid being swept in Oakland. altho I'm not holding my breath.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/18/06 at 11:10 pm


I wonder what his final record's gonna be this year. Probably 5 and 15+? ::)

Last night in Oakland, the Dodgers and A's had plenty of opportunities to score, even in the extra innings...but in most cases they came up empty. :-\\ The game could've been over in the 9th, but Kenny Lofton kept it alive by tripling home the tying run...and the game carried into extra innings. Ultimately, in the 17th inning, Jae Seo developed a bases-loaded jam with two out...and then he walked in the winning run. Now the Dodgers' only hope is to avoid being swept in Oakland. altho I'm not holding my breath.

No such luck...the A's won today, 5-2. :(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/19/06 at 12:48 pm


No such luck...the A's won today, 5-2. :(


Hopefully the Dodgers can win their next series. I am sorry it had to be my team to take those games from ya.. But, maybe next time they meet....  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 06/24/06 at 1:09 am

Hiya folks, it's been awhile since I've been  here. Just want to comment on my beloved TWINS.  We're holding our own. We've won  the last 10 out of 11 games. Made Clemens look positively bloated and DONE.  Liriano is gonna be the next BIG THING in Pitching.  Santana, he continues to make me swoon with  his  amazing change up.  Like they always say ,  it's a Rally not a relay. We might make the playoffs  yet.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/24/06 at 8:07 am

In the boys behaving badly file,  Brett Myers of the Phillies was arrested for beating up his wife Thursday night in Bostons Back Bay.  Witnesses saw him slap her to the ground then pick her up by the hair.  When police get there she was sitting on the ground and had a swollen face.  She later posted his bail, $200 dollars.  The teams general manager Pat Gillick said "...the Phillies are here and are ready to support not only Brett and Kim, but any of our players."

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 06/24/06 at 9:17 am


In the boys behaving badly file,  Brett Myers of the Phillies was arrested for beating up his wife Thursday night in Bostons Back Bay.  Witnesses saw him slap her to the ground then pick her up by the hair.  When police get there she was sitting on the ground and had a swollen face.  She later posted his bail, $200 dollars.  The teams general manager Pat Gillick said "...the Phillies are here and are ready to support not only Brett and Kim, but any of our players."


This is a sad situation, as a Phillies fan I am embarrassed by his behavior and by the special treatment
he is receiving because of his celebrity status. Spousal Abuse is a growing problem and no one should
receive special treatment on such a heinous crime.

On a lighter side of the situation, this seems like the only hitting the Phillies are capable of doing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/24/06 at 9:22 am


This is a sad situation, as a Phillies fan I am embarrassed by his behavior and by the special treatment
he is receiving because of his celebrity status. Spousal Abuse is a growing problem and no one should
receive special treatment on such a heinous crime.

On a lighter side of the situation, this seems like the only hitting the Phillies are capable of doing.


Don't be embarrased about the bad behaviour of a star, heck he plays for Phillie but he is probably from somewhere else.  The shame is on him, and the GM.

On a lighter side, you're right.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/24/06 at 10:23 am


This is a sad situation, as a Phillies fan I am embarrassed by his behavior and by the special treatment
he is receiving because of his celebrity status. Spousal Abuse is a growing problem and no one should
receive special treatment on such a heinous crime.

On a lighter side of the situation, this seems like the only hitting the Phillies are capable of doing.



What special treatment?  Just because his wife is dumb enough to oist his bail and the GM is dumb enough to "support" him doesn't mean he's getting special treatment.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 06/24/06 at 10:40 am



What special treatment?  Just because his wife is dumb enough to oist his bail and the GM is dumb enough to "support" him doesn't mean he's getting special treatment.


Bail was only set at $200 and his pretrial hearing is set for August 4, in which he does not have to attend.
Had this been anyone else, bail would have been higher and they would definitely have to show up for
a pretrial hearing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/24/06 at 12:15 pm


Bail was only set at $200 and his pretrial hearing is set for August 4, in which he does not have to attend.
Had this been anyone else, bail would have been higher and they would definitely have to show up for
a pretrial hearing.



I don't know bail rates for domestic disputes, so I have no way of comparing anything.  Watch the Phillies/Sox game today......he's pitching.  He ain't getting squat.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/24/06 at 2:49 pm



What special treatment?  Just because his wife is dumb enough to oist his bail and the GM is dumb enough to "support" him doesn't mean he's getting special treatment.


You really must read up on domestic violence and the psychology behind the women who allow the abuse to happen.  This attitude is a good 25 years in the wayback machine.  He is getting special treatment, Massachusetts tends to be tougher on domestic abuse than this, especially when it has so many witnesses.  They could have handed down a much higher bail, kept him overnight for arraignment on Friday morning and required some kind of check in system with the courts. To set him loose, no holds barred until August 4th is pretty much unthinkable considering the violence of the crime.  The GM hasn't any excuse for saying that he in any way supports him. Oh yeah, and the fans here should have booed him out of the park, shame on them.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/24/06 at 4:13 pm

Such a dilemma. I don't like the Sox, but I love Papi, but, I also like Tom Gordon.  It was tough having them
up against each other.  I guess it was Papi's day(again), but then Stephen King hasn't written a book with him in it, yet.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/24/06 at 7:54 pm


You really must read up on domestic violence and the psychology behind the women who allow the abuse to happen.  This attitude is a good 25 years in the wayback machine.  He is getting special treatment, Massachusetts tends to be tougher on domestic abuse than this, especially when it has so many witnesses.  They could have handed down a much higher bail, kept him overnight for arraignment on Friday morning and required some kind of check in system with the courts. To set him loose, no holds barred until August 4th is pretty much unthinkable considering the violence of the crime.  The GM hasn't any excuse for saying that he in any way supports him. Oh yeah, and the fans here should have booed him out of the park, shame on them.



It does p!ss me off that these players ALWAYS get special treatment. I really think that the Phillies should suspend him (if not MLB) and send him to treatment. Oh yeah, that's right, he is pitcher so I guess that makes it ok.  ::)  We all know that these ball players get paid obscene amounts of $$$$ and only $200 bail? It really is totally absurd!



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/24/06 at 11:43 pm


Hiya folks, it's been awhile since I've been here. Just want to comment on my beloved TWINS.  We're holding our own. We've won  he last 10 out of 11 games. Made Clemens look positively bloated and DONE.   Liriano is gonna be the next BIG THING in Pitching.  Santana, he continues to make me swoon with  his  amazing change up.   Like they always say ,   it's a Rally not a relay. We might make the playoffs  yet.

Nice to see you again, Abix. :) Next Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, your Twins will be hosting my team (the Dodgers) for the first time since the 1965 World Series. (We hosted you guys last year, as you may recall.) As I always say, may the best team win. :) And good luck with your team in the playoff race.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/24/06 at 11:46 pm


Hopefully the Dodgers can win their next series. I am sorry it had to be my team to take those games from ya.. But, maybe next time they meet....  ;D

Well...they nearly got swept by the Mariners when returning to Dodger Stadium; hopefully we salvaged the concluding game on Thursday night. We also beat Erin's Pirates last night, 10-4. By the same token, I feel bad for Erin (Quirk), since her team has the worst record in the NL. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 06/26/06 at 4:46 pm

610 WIP Sports Radio in Philadelphia has been receiving calls all day from angry fans
about the reaction and statements made by the Phillies organization. Some of the
fans say they are sending their tickets back to the team, easy to say when the team
stinks, but most are just appalled that they allowed Myers to pitch on Saturday and that
they stand by and support him.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/06 at 5:18 pm


Well...they nearly got swept by the Mariners when returning to Dodger Stadium; hopefully we salvaged the concluding game on Thursday night. We also beat Erin's Pirates last night, 10-4. By the same token, I feel bad for Erin (Quirk), since her team has the worst record in the NL. :-\\



And who's team has the BEST record in the NL-actually I think in MLB? Huh? Huh? Huh?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D





Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/26/06 at 5:19 pm

^  ;D

That's good...

The A's have been doing well for the last few days... I've just had enough time to catch up on headlines, but it appears they're still hanging up on top...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/06 at 5:43 pm


^  ;D

That's good...

The A's have been doing well for the last few days... I've just had enough time to catch up on headlines, but it appears they're still hanging up on top...



The next few games are going to be rough because they play the BoSox. As much and I would like Boston to win, I HAVE to root for my Mets.





Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/26/06 at 5:43 pm



And whose team has the BEST record in the NL-actually I think in MLB? Huh? Huh? Huh?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D





Cat

The New York Mets (YOUR team), ;D they have the best record in the NL...and the Detroit Tigers have the best record in the AL right now...but I'm not entirely sure whose record is better at the moment. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/26/06 at 5:45 pm


^  ;D

That's good...

The A's have been doing well for the last few days... I've just had enough time to catch up on headlines, but it appears they're still hanging up on top...

I believe they are... although the Texas Rangers (who my L.A. Dodgers will NOT be facing this year) are pretty close.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/06 at 5:47 pm


The New York Mets (YOUR team), ;D they have the best record in the NL...and the Detroit Tigers have the best record in the AL right now...but I'm not entirely sure whose record is better at the moment. :-\\



WHAT?? I didn't hear you. Can you repeat that LOUDER!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D



j/k



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/26/06 at 6:11 pm

Btw, while my L.A. Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs...and now the two teams will face off in just under an hour. Abix: may the best team win. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/06 at 8:13 pm


610 WIP Sports Radio in Philadelphia has been receiving calls all day from angry fans
about the reaction and statements made by the Phillies organization. Some of the
fans say they are sending their tickets back to the team, easy to say when the team
stinks, but most are just appalled that they allowed Myers to pitch on Saturday and that
they stand by and support him.


They had an reminder here of what happened to Wilfredo Cordero when he was in Boston and got caught smacking his wife around.  They benched him, then didn't renew his contract, he was poison in the locker room.  That is what should have happened.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 06/26/06 at 8:30 pm


They had an reminder here of what happened to Wilfredo Cordero when he was in Boston and got caught smacking his wife around.  They benched him, then didn't renew his contract, he was poison in the locker room.  That is what should have happened.


I agree, I am sure most people here in the Philadelphia area feel the same way. I am anxious to
see what the fan reaction will be on his next home start.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/27/06 at 12:03 am

Well...it was Twinkies 8, Dodgers 2. :-\\ :-\\

I hope we can win tomorrow. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/27/06 at 12:13 am

Yankees win.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/27/06 at 12:17 am

^ I saw that game earlier on ESPN; the Yanks were up 5-0 on the Braves. What was the final score, btw? (I'm too lazy to check.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/27/06 at 12:24 am


^ I saw that game earlier on ESPN; the Yanks were up 5-0 on the Braves. What was the final score, btw? (I'm too lazy to check.)



5-2.  Don't watch games on ESPN.  They suck.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/27/06 at 3:59 pm


I agree, I am sure most people here in the Philadelphia area feel the same way. I am anxious to
see what the fan reaction will be on his next home start.


He's on a "leave of absence", I would have liked to have seen him sitting on the bench, all by himself, suited up
and not able to play.


Well...it was Twinkies 8, Dodgers 2. :-\\ :-\\

I hope we can win tomorrow. :)


How's Nomar doing?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/27/06 at 8:28 pm

Nomar is kicking some serious booty.  Only one error all season at a new position and leading the league in batting average, good times for him.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 06/27/06 at 10:13 pm

Joe Mauer was 5 for 5 tonight. God Love him. He's really being slighted , if you ask me. He deserves to be in the All Star Game.  nally, get your broom out because my money is on the Twins for a sweep.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 06/28/06 at 5:19 am


Joe Mauer was 5 for 5 tonight. God Love him. He's really being slighted , if you ask me. He deserves to be in the All Star Game.  nally, get your broom out because my money is on the Twins for a sweep.


He's making a .400 chase isn't he.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/28/06 at 5:24 am


Joe Mauer was 5 for 5 tonight. God Love him. He's really being slighted , if you ask me. He deserves to be in the All Star Game.  nally, get your broom out because my money is on the Twins for a sweep.



You wanna know why he probably won't make the All Star team?  Because fan voting is a joke and players in the biggest markets (NY, Boston, LA) will automatically get precedence over players in smaller markets due to name recognition alone.  8 of the 9 starting players so far that lead the league in voting (AL) play for either the Yankees or the Red Sox.  It's a farce.  They need to take voting out of the hands of the fans or make it so that fan votes don't count as much.  Then you'd see players who really deserve to start get the chance. 

I hate the ASG anyway and don't want any of my boys in it.  They can use the 3 days rest to get ready for the 2nd half of the season.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/29/06 at 10:56 pm

Joe Mauer will make the All-Star team because the managers and coaches will make sure of it.  The fans may pick the starters, but the managers will ensure, for the most part, that the players who deserve it will be able to represent the league.

Being that the All-Star game is now the deciding factor in home-field in the World Series, I'd want my best players on the field to earn that advantage, even if they played half-assed and loose.  It may be all in good fun, but there are some marbles and pride involved.

Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, I have a few observations:

1.  I can't believe Toronto is still that close in the AL East.  That's pretty impressive, considering that a lot of baseball fans forget that Toronto still has a team :D

2.  Considering how hot the White Sox have been, the Tigers have to be even hotter.  I'm actually curious as to which team will come out on top, or if they will have to go to a playoff on the last day.  I believe the wild card team this year will come out of the Central and it will be most deserving.  Which leads me to...

3.  Despite having a worse record than four of the wild card teams, if the season ended today, Oakland would go to the playoffs as the pathetic AL West's division winner, leaving out the Yankees, White Sox and Twins.  Which again leads me to...

4.  The Twins are playing 7 games over .500 and are still 11 games back of the Tigers, probably due to the fact that they are 8-18 in the division.  Which means, once again, the White Sox and Tigers are very very good.

5.  Atlanta sucks.  Yay!

6.  The Reds have pulled to within a game of the Cards.  Pujols needs to get back into his groove thang!

7.  Gawd the Cubs suck.  It's tough being a fan this year...which is the same as it's been for the past 90-odd years so I guess they should be used to it.

8.  Every team in the NL West is within four games of the lead and also of the wild card.  This division is either really good or they all suck.  I think it's a mixture.

9.  I hope they make a strong case for Nomar as the NL MVP, but I doubt he'll win. 

10.  Pittsburgh almost lost tonight, and KC did.  These teams need to spend more money next year or they might as well be disbanded. 

11.  I still think the DH is a lame rule.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/29/06 at 11:07 pm


Joe Mauer will make the All-Star team because the managers and coaches will make sure of it.  The fans may pick the starters, but the managers will ensure, for the most part, that the players who deserve it will be able to represent the league.

Being that the All-Star game is now the deciding factor in home-field in the World Series, I'd want my best players on the field to earn that advantage, even if they played half-assed and loose.  It may be all in good fun, but there are some marbles and pride involved.

Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, I have a few observations:

1.  I can't believe Toronto is still that close in the AL East.  That's pretty impressive, considering that a lot of baseball fans forget that Toronto still has a team :D

2.  Considering how hot the White Sox have been, the Tigers have to be even hotter.  I'm actually curious as to which team will come out on top, or if they will have to go to a playoff on the last day.  I believe the wild card team this year will come out of the Central and it will be most deserving.  Which leads me to...

3.  Despite having a worse record than four of the wild card teams, if the season ended today, Oakland would go to the playoffs as the pathetic AL West's division winner, leaving out the Yankees, White Sox and Twins.  Which again leads me to...

4.  The Twins are playing 7 games over .500 and are still 11 games back of the Tigers, probably due to the fact that they are 8-18 in the division.  Which means, once again, the White Sox and Tigers are very very good.

5.  Atlanta sucks.  Yay!

6.  The Reds have pulled to within a game of the Cards.  Pujols needs to get back into his groove thang!

7.  Gawd the Cubs suck.  It's tough being a fan this year...which is the same as it's been for the past 90-odd years so I guess they should be used to it.

8.  Every team in the NL West is within four games of the lead and also of the wild card.  This division is either really good or they all suck.  I think it's a mixture.

9.  I hope they make a strong case for Nomar as the NL MVP, but I doubt he'll win. 

10.  Pittsburgh almost lost tonight, and KC did.  These teams need to spend more money next year or they might as well be disbanded. 

11.  I still think the DH is a lame rule.




Making the ASG the decider of HFA in the World Series is stupid because the NL can't win.  Have you been watching interleague play?  The NL = AAAA.  The ASG should not be the decider for squat.  It should be a harmless exhibition game in July that's fun.  It should have no meaning at all.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/30/06 at 4:29 pm




Making the ASG the decider of HFA in the World Series is stupid because the NL can't win.  Have you been watching interleague play?  The NL = AAAA.  The ASG should not be the decider for squat.  It should be a harmless exhibition game in July that's fun.  It should have no meaning at all.


The first time they made it the home-field deciding game in 2003, the NL almost won except that Gagne blew the save.  So the AL got the home field advantage, but we all know what happened that year.  Last year, the NL almost made a comeback from a 7-0 deficit.  So you can't say that the NL will never win, they just haven't been as clutch.  And you can't say that home-field will always decide the winner, because it won't.  And the last couple years were a complete shame for the NL teams getting swept up in the World Series by both Sox.  Talk about a lack of effort :P  At least I think so.

Having the home field decided by the All-Star game adds to the fun already inherent in the event.  Just because you don't think it's fun doesn't mean other fans don't like it either. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/30/06 at 4:37 pm


5.  Atlanta sucks.  Yay!




;D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/30/06 at 4:38 pm


The first time they made it the home-field deciding game in 2003, the NL almost won except that Gagne blew the save.  So the AL got the home field advantage, but we all know what happened that year.  Last year, the NL almost made a comeback from a 7-0 deficit.  So you can't say that the NL will never win, they just haven't been as clutch.  And you can't say that home-field will always decide the winner, because it won't.  And the last couple years were a complete shame for the NL teams getting swept up in the World Series by both Sox.  Talk about a lack of effort :P  At least I think so.

Having the home field decided by the All-Star game adds to the fun already inherent in the event.  Just because you don't think it's fun doesn't mean other fans don't like it either. 




Hmmm, did I say that other fans either didn't like it/couldn't like it? 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/30/06 at 4:52 pm




Hmmm, did I say that other fans either didn't like it/couldn't like it? 


Nah, you just implied that the game was stupid and that whoever didn't agree with you was stupid, which I guess is okay ;)

Sure, the NL sucks and will probably get killed again in the World Series, but we should at least enjoy the All-Star game and pretend it matters even though we know the AL will win.  Or will they?  Hmmm...likely, but there's always the upset...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/30/06 at 5:04 pm


Nah, you just implied that the game was stupid and that whoever didn't agree with you was stupid, which I guess is okay ;)

Sure, the NL sucks and will probably get killed again in the World Series, but we should at least enjoy the All-Star game and pretend it matters even though we know the AL will win.  Or will they?  Hmmm...likely, but there's always the upset...



If you implied that, you didn't read it carefully.  I'd prefer you not putting words in my mouth......if you can avoid it that is.

I have always hated the ASG having an effect on the World Series.  I've never liked it.  I liked it back when the AL and NL switched HFA advantage and wished they went back to that.  I also hate that fans have that much power over who starts.  60% of the people vote no less than zero about baseball and vote on name recognition and sometimes those big names don't deserve to go.  It's a travesty that someone like Joe Mauer is not leading the AL for catchers.  He's batting .392.  That's obscene.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/30/06 at 5:36 pm

In order for MLB to be successful, they must maximize star power and exposure to draw in the casual fans.  That is why, like you say, Varitek is getting the most votes at catcher because he happens to be in Boston, whereas Mauer is in Minnesota (where most American schoolchildren probably don't even know that Minnesota exists these days).  I will agree that Varitek is a poor choice for a starter.  The casual fan doesn't know who Joe Mauer is because they do not follow Sportscenter religiously, nor do they care about the Twins unless they are actually in Minnesota.  So let's have them vote for the guys that they THINK deserve to be in the game based on national exposure, and then let's have them learn about other players that were more deserving, see a fun game played by the players they didn't vote for, and then they will gradually become more educated about the game and become better fans.  That sounds like a good marketing ploy to me.  If the All-Star game, and baseball in general, only catered to hardcore panties-twisted fans like yourself, MLB would have died out long ago.  Thankfully there's enough general ignorance to keep the ignorant interested, eh?

Btw, I think Derek Jeter deserves to start, but A-Rod does not. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/30/06 at 5:53 pm


In order for MLB to be successful, they must maximize star power and exposure to draw in the casual fans.  That is why, like you say, Varitek is getting the most votes at catcher because he happens to be in Boston, whereas Mauer is in Minnesota (where most American schoolchildren probably don't even know that Minnesota exists these days).  I will agree that Varitek is a poor choice for a starter.  The casual fan doesn't know who Joe Mauer is because they do not follow Sportscenter religiously, nor do they care about the Twins unless they are actually in Minnesota.  So let's have them vote for the guys that they THINK deserve to be in the game based on national exposure, and then let's have them learn about other players that were more deserving, see a fun game played by the players they didn't vote for, and then they will gradually become more educated about the game and become better fans.  That sounds like a good marketing ploy to me.  If the All-Star game, and baseball in general, only catered to hardcore panties-twisted fans like yourself, MLB would have died out long ago.  Thankfully there's enough general ignorance to keep the ignorant interested, eh?

Btw, I think Derek Jeter deserves to start, but A-Rod does not. 



If you can't talk to me without insulting me, then I'd prefer you not speak to me anymore.  Other than being uncalled for, that was stupid.


And I'd prefer that no Yankees go to the ASG.  I'd like them to use the 3 days off to relax and rest and get ready for the 2nd half.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 06/30/06 at 8:39 pm


Joe Mauer was 5 for 5 tonight. God Love him. He's really being slighted , if you ask me. He deserves to be in the All Star Game.  nally, get your broom out because my money is on the Twins for a sweep.

You guys completed your sweep the other day. I'm sorry it had to happen to my team. :-\\ We begin a weekend series against the Angels tonight; Bartolo Colon is scheduled to start for the Angels, and he hasn't won at all this year (mostly due to his stint on the D.L.); we shall see how the Blue Crew does.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/02/06 at 2:23 pm

Well...as predicted, Bartolo Colon was still denied his first victory of the season the other night...but the Angels did beat the Dodgers yesterday, 9-2. Dodgers have still clinched the season series against the Angels.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 7:07 pm


Well...as predicted, Bartolo Colon was still denied his first victory of the season the other night...but the Angels did beat the Dodgers yesterday, 9-2. Dodgers have still clinched the season series against the Angels.


Cabrera stole home!  :o

Nomar has a 14-game hitting streak. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/02/06 at 7:46 pm

My beloved Twinkies are on a 10 game  winning streak and they've won the last 18 of 20.  Plus, we have many notables that will either go to or deserve to go to the ASG. In the bag for sure, will be my one and only Johan Santana; Mauer should be slated over AJ Pierzynski  .. but we'll see how that goes. Francisco Liriano most definitely deserves to go, but being young and not YET a big name, he won't be picked.  Justin Morneau also deserves it but I doubt he'll be picked with names like Giambi, Overbay and Texeira in the running.  I know I'm tooting the Twinkies' horn quite a bit... but everyone has to agree the month of June  has shown a major overhaul  in our ability to win games. We went from worst team in our division to 3rd and we are winning more games than anyone in the entire league, yet because of our slow start, we are 10 games back. But we Minnesotans are waving our lucky homer hankys and rallying toward the playoffs and who knows... maybe we'll be that Cinderella team and beat those  ugly stepsisters (CWS and DET) out of a division pennant and then off to even bigger dreams.. (can you say 3rd World Series ? It could happen.. it could happen. )

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 7:54 pm

I think Liriano has too good a record and ERA to NOT be picked as an All-Star :)

The Twins would be a great playoff team if they weren't in the same division as the Tigers and White Sox  :-\\  And it sure would be nice if you weren't playing in a giant Hefty bag :D :P ;D

BTW, Mauer finished like less than 17000 votes behind I-Rod for All-Star catcher, which is pretty darned good :)  And unfortunately for Morneau, David Ortiz is too logical a pick to start at first, along with Giambi and Konerko...Mauer is a definite though, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 9:17 pm

Too bad for Liriano that he got the rookie nix.  Here's the All-Star rosters.

Bummer that No-mah wasn't selected, but in truth, he didn't really produce other than getting on base a lot...oh well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/02/06 at 9:21 pm


Cabrera stole home!   :o



Not only did he do that...but he has reached base safely in 59 straight games!! :D :o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 9:23 pm

I just realized that No-mah is one of the candidates for the Last Man voting by fans.  Being a fan favorite, he has a good shot of making the All-Star team :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/02/06 at 9:30 pm


I just realized that No-mah is one of the candidates for the Last Man voting by fans.  Being a fan favorite, he has a good shot of making the All-Star team :)

Nomar Garciaparra...of the L.A. Dodgers? I haven't been paying much attention to the All Star polls...but I would like to see someone from my team representing the NL. 8) I hope he makes it. The game is on my birthday.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 9:39 pm

Brad Penny is one of the pitchers selected to the game.  Does that work for you?  ;)

No-mah would be a good fan selection for Last Man, he's playing a good defensive game and is a good situation hitter too.  I guess the guys surrounding him in the lineup aren't as good (haven't been paying attention to the Dodgers lately) but a guy hitting third with a .360+ average but not that many HRs or RBIs speaks volumes about what's going on around him on the team...  :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/02/06 at 9:57 pm


Brad Penny is one of the pitchers selected to the game.  Does that work for you?  ;)

Brad Penny? Why soitenly! :) He currently leads the team in victories, and he's only lost twice. Any member of the Dodgers is fine with me.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/02/06 at 10:13 pm

Hah.. AJ Prickzinski didn't make the cut :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/02/06 at 10:35 pm


Brad Penny? Why soitenly! :) He currently leads the team in victories, and he's only lost twice. Any member of the Dodgers is fine with me.

My husband  voted for  JD  Drew and Jeff Kent :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/02/06 at 10:36 pm


Hah.. AJ Prickzinski didn't make the cut :P


He still has a really outside shot of making the Last Man for the AL through fan voting.  I don't think he's that good though.  Ramon Hernandez is a better catcher in my humble opinion.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/02/06 at 10:41 pm


My husband  voted for  JD Drew and Jeff Kent :)

Cool! O0

Last time I was at a game before the All Star break...had to be '91.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/02/06 at 11:48 pm

I just put my final votes in for Liriano and Nomar. My boy Liriano deserves  it. He's f'ing amazing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/03/06 at 9:16 am


I just put my final votes in for Liriano and Nomar. My boy Liriano deserves  it. He's f'ing amazing.


I thought Liriano should have been selected for the All-Star team without having to go through the Last Man ballot, but I guess you could make a strong case for all the guys on the roster already...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/03/06 at 12:47 pm

Zito was picked for the All Star game. Ahhh  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/03/06 at 3:56 pm

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20060702&content_id=1534989&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home


HE'S BACK BABY!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/04/06 at 12:07 am

Talk about OBP...Nomar's been hit by a pitch 3 times this game, just now he forced in a run by taking one for the team.  ouch ouch ouch!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 07/04/06 at 5:00 am


Talk about OBP...Nomar's been hit by a pitch 3 times this game, just now he forced in a run by taking one for the team.  ouch ouch ouch!


I saw this on the news.  It is a Major League record.  Who was the pitcher and was he pulled? If I was at the game this would have been a Major League brawl!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/04/06 at 9:45 am


I saw this on the news.  It is a Major League record.  Who was the pitcher and was he pulled? If I was at the game this would have been a Major League brawl!


Well, I think the first time was in the back, and the second time was on his helmet, and the third time it was his foot.  He kinda shook it off.  I think the pitcher who got tossed was Choate, but Nomar got hit by one or two other pitchers (forgot how many) and didn't think anything of it.  My guess is that the HBPs were unintentional, Nomar has a tendency to sorta crowd the plate with his stance and is susceptible to getting smacked by an errant 2-seamer.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/04/06 at 10:49 am

BANZAI!!!!

http://espn.go.com/photo/2006/0703/mlb_a_iguchi_275.jpg

:D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/07/06 at 10:42 am

Ok, so AJ beat out Francisco Liriano and we're on a 2 game losing streak. It's been a bad week for my beloved Twinkies. But we shall move forward and keep our  eye on the big picture. You ask any Twins  fan, we definitely aren't regretting that 2003 trade with San Francisco , which sent AJ Prickzynski packing and we snagged Liriano, Joe Nathan and another up and comer "Boof" Bonser. As we say here in Twinkieville, "not too shabby". Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are batting  .391 and .298  respectively, with Justin racking up 22 homeruns and 71 RBIs. Not bad, not bad atall.  :) And that's without the new stadium and the multimilllion dollar budget. Take that, New York, Boston, Detroit and Chicago.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/06 at 1:21 pm

^ I liked the part where you omitted the AL West...but then again, they don't matter :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/07/06 at 1:36 pm

A's won last night on a game winning home run!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/07/06 at 5:30 pm


^ I liked the part where you omitted the AL West...but then again, they don't matter :D

They seem to not matter...since the Angels are in last place and are doing worse than anticipated. ::) In addition, Jeff Weaver apparently didn't work out for them either. His little brother Jared is doing a lot better right now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/07/06 at 8:05 pm

heh heh.... My bad.  I guess I look at the real competiton  as being in our division  (Central league) and East.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/07/06 at 8:50 pm

^ Well, that's not entirely false considering how woeful the AL West is.  If Minnesota were in the West, they'd be in the playoffs for sure, but y'know how it is...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/07/06 at 11:10 pm


^ Well, that's not entirely false considering how woeful the AL West is.  If Minnesota were in the West, they'd be in the playoffs for sure, but y'know how it is...

Blalock and his gang wooped our butts tonight.  so much for underestimating the AL west .. they beat us 9-4 . Tomorrow's another day :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/08/06 at 3:09 am

Heheh...Dodgers took care of the Jints tonight, 9-7. >:D Early in the game, L.A. led 4-2, but the Steroid Man hit a three-run blast (the 720th of his career... http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif) to give S.F. a temporary 5-4 lead. But the Dodgers got their revenge when Nomar Garciaparra hit a towering two-run homer to break a 6-6 tie in the 8th. ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/08/06 at 3:27 am


but the Steroid Man hit a three-run blast (the 720th of his career... http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif)



F*ck that no-good piece of crap.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/08/06 at 3:32 am



F*ck that no-good piece of crap.

You said it! :D I couldn't agree more. >:(

He better not hit any more homers.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/08/06 at 9:41 am


You said it! :D I couldn't agree more. >:(

He better not hit any more homers.


The sad thing is, he probably will.  He's got better-than-average protection in the lineup with guys like Winn, Alou, Finley and Niekro, so they can't NOT pitch to him...and sooner or later, the pitcher will make a mistake, and off she goes.

Of course, the other NL teams could protest and just walk him intentionally all the time :D 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/08/06 at 2:41 pm


The sad thing is, he probably will.  He's got better-than-average protection in the lineup with guys like Winn, Alou, Finley and Niekro, so they can't NOT pitch to him...and sooner or later, the pitcher will make a mistake, and off she goes.

Of course, the other NL teams could protest and just walk him intentionally all the time :D 

yeah, he probably will...even if he gets plagued with another injury. :P I just hope he doesn't even get close to Hank Aaron; he don't deserve it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/08/06 at 2:56 pm

Even if he does break Hank's record, there are plenty of players today who will be active long enough to catch him and then some...among them:

Albert Pujols (200+, just a year younger than me :o )
Alex Rodriguez (430ish and almost 31)
Manny Ramirez (maybe...probably not, but he'll probably get at least 600)
AndrUw Jones (300+ and still not 30...)
Vlad Guerrero (same, just barely 30)

So we'll see.  Rodriguez has the best shot at shattering whatever record Bonds/Aaron will set, and Pujols has years and consistency too so he may surpass A-Rod a few seasons later.  Bonds won't be the record holder for long, if he even gets there.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/08/06 at 4:01 pm

Note:  While Nomar may not be anywhere close to the home run record, he does now have a 20 game hit streak :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/08/06 at 4:04 pm


Note:  While Nomar may not be anywhere close to the home run record, he does now have a 20 game hit streak :)

Yes he does...and he was last night's hero in the game against the Jints...as I mentioned above. ;D

Speaking of streaks, the Angels' Orlando Cabrera's streak of 63 games of reaching base safely ended last night, despite John Lackey's near-perfect complete-game shutout! The only hit he allowed last night in Oakland was to the very first batter, Mark Kotsay. After that, he didn't allow any other A's to reach base. :D Krissy (UV52) is probably not too pleased about that, though. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/08/06 at 7:43 pm


Note:  While Nomar may not be anywhere close to the home run record, he does now have a 20 game hit streak :)



Good for Nomar.  When he played in Boston, he was the only player on the team I had any respect for and the only player on the team I enjoyed watching.  It's nice to see him doing so well.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/09/06 at 12:07 am



Good for Nomar.  When he played in Boston, he was the only player on the team I had any respect for and the only player on the team I enjoyed watching.  It's nice to see him doing so well.

Yep. After he left Boston, I think he went to the Cubbies, but didn't get hardly any action over there. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 12:28 am

Nomar was injured for a lot of his tenure with the Cubs.  The Cubs almost made the postseason again with him on the team, but their failures cannot all be attributed to Nomar.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/09/06 at 6:08 am


Even if he does break Hank's record, there are plenty of players today who will be active long enough to catch him and then some...among them:

Albert Pujols (200+, just a year younger than me :o )
Alex Rodriguez (430ish and almost 31)
Manny Ramirez (maybe...probably not, but he'll probably get at least 600)
AndrUw Jones (300+ and still not 30...)
Vlad Guerrero (same, just barely 30)

So we'll see.  Rodriguez has the best shot at shattering whatever record Bonds/Aaron will set, and Pujols has years and consistency too so he may surpass A-Rod a few seasons later.  Bonds won't be the record holder for long, if he even gets there.


I firmly believe that barring serious injury Rodriguez will break the record.
The obscene money he is being paid gives him that added incentive to play for as long as his body will allow him.

Barring Injury Albert Pujols will be the best player to ever play the game. I'm in doubt as to that.
I also don't doubt that in a few years he'll be the highest paid player ever.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 12:15 pm

Yeah, Poo-holes is quite an offensive threat and I bet that if he had to he could play multiple positions still.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/09/06 at 2:09 pm


Nomar was injured for a lot of his tenure with the Cubs.  The Cubs almost made the postseason again with him on the team, but their failures cannot all be attributed to Nomar.

Yes, I remember that. He was also on the DL during the 2005-06 offseason, when he signed with the Dodgers. But as soon as he came off the DL (along with Kenny Lofton), he's been doing great. Gagne, on the other hand, probably won't be seen wearing his #38 jersey again. :-[ :\'(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/09/06 at 5:34 pm


Yeah, Poo-holes is quite an offensive threat and I bet that if he had to he could play multiple positions still.


Oh I'm sure he could.

He kept getting a bit banged up when La Russa switched him around but he could do it if need be.
Hell, a guy like that.. he can get to 35 and go to AAAA ball with the DH.  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/09/06 at 7:06 pm


Oh I'm sure he could.

He kept getting a bit banged up when La Russa switched him around but he could do it if need be.
Hell, a guy like that.. he can get to 35 and go to AAAA ball with the DH.  ;)




I know you're not talking about the AL with that AAAA nonsense.  Did you watch interleague play.............................at all?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/09/06 at 8:07 pm




I know you're not talking about the AL with that AAAA nonsense.  Did you watch interleague play.............................at all?


;)

Yes, I watched the Cards sweep the Royals.

*Runs away*  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 8:08 pm

Interleague this year was pretty harsh :P  NL needs better pitching, and also to teach their pitchers how to hit better.  Some pitchers hit very well though...Mike Hampton comes to mind.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/09/06 at 8:10 pm


Interleague this year was pretty harsh :P  NL needs better pitching, and also to teach their pitchers how to hit better.  Some pitchers hit very well though...Mike Hampton comes to mind.


Jason Marquis.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 8:17 pm

What about that pitcher from Milwaukee who they use as a pinch hitter every now and then?  Forgot his name...pretty strong guy though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/09/06 at 8:17 pm


;)

Yes, I watched the Cards sweep the Royals.

*Runs away*  ;D




The corpse of Babe Ruth could sweep the Royals. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/09/06 at 8:24 pm




The corpse of Babe Ruth could sweep the Royals. 


I think if I ate spicy enough Chilli I could sweep the Royals..

"We're not in Kansas any more Reggie!"

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 8:26 pm

Q:  Rob Mackowiak just extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the 17th inning (White Sox won in 19, btw) but shouldn't that come with an asterisk since he needed extra innings to achieve the streak-extending hit?  ???

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/09/06 at 8:26 pm


I think if I ate spicy enough Chilli I could sweep the Royals..

"We're not in Kansas any more Reggie!"



The Royals are such an embarrassment.  David Glass should be pelted with rocks by little kids.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/09/06 at 10:17 pm


Q:  Rob Mackowiak just extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the 17th inning (White Sox won in 19, btw) but shouldn't that come with an asterisk since he needed extra innings to achieve the streak-extending hit?   ???

yeah I was wondering how long that game was gonna last.


Hey, the L.A. DOdgers split a four-game series with the Jints, winning today. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 10:24 pm

And Nomar extended his hit streak within nine innings :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/09/06 at 10:43 pm

Interesting note:

The Astros had Roy Oswalt pinch-hit for Qualls in the bottom of the 11th.  Oswalt hit a double.  Go fig.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 07/10/06 at 9:47 pm

Ryan Howard won the home run derby. At least, as a Phillies fan, I have something to cheer about.
I just hope they didn't teach him bad habits. He doesn't hit home runs in batting practice.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/10/06 at 9:49 pm


Ryan Howard won the home run derby. At least, as a Phillies fan, I have something to cheer about.
I just hope they didn't teach him bad habits. He doesn't hit home runs in batting practice.



At least Big Poopy didn't win.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/10/06 at 10:04 pm


Ryan Howard won the home run derby. At least, as a Phillies fan, I have something to cheer about.
I just hope they didn't teach him bad habits. He doesn't hit home runs in batting practice.


Bobby Abreu actually hasn't hit that many homers since he was in the Derby.  I think the action of lifting the ball to get it out of the park screws with your head and your mechanics and it takes a while to get used to it again.  Abreu is supposed to be more of a line-drive hitter though, so maybe he just doesn't want to smack it out of the park...who knows?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/11/06 at 12:29 pm


Ryan Howard won the home run derby. At least, as a Phillies fan, I have something to cheer about.
I just hope they didn't teach him bad habits. He doesn't hit home runs in batting practice.



I saw that. He beat out David Wright from the Mets.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 07/11/06 at 7:07 pm


Bobby Abreu actually hasn't hit that many homers since he was in the Derby.  I think the action of lifting the ball to get it out of the park screws with your head and your mechanics and it takes a while to get used to it again.  Abreu is supposed to be more of a line-drive hitter though, so maybe he just doesn't want to smack it out of the park...who knows?


Ryan wants to be a complete hitter, thats why he doesn't try to hit homers in practice, I hope the
derby doesn't go to his head.

As for Abreu, he should be a lead off hitter, he takes a lot of walks, and your right, when he does
hit the ball it's usually down. The Phillies have Rollins leading off, he has a horrible on base percentage,
he seldom walks and he swings for the fence. Abreu has a decent on base percentage and he doesn't
hit for power, he does not have the RBI to warrant his batting third. For some reason, Manuel is the
only one who don't see this. Maybe thats why the Phils are as bad as they are.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 07/11/06 at 7:08 pm



I saw that. He beat out David Wright from the Mets.




Cat


I think David Wright wore himself out in the first round.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/12/06 at 12:15 pm


I think David Wright wore himself out in the first round.



Yeah, he did.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/14/06 at 11:21 pm

Barry Bonds may be indicted for tax evasion and perjury as soon as next week.



HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/15/06 at 2:21 am


Barry Bonds may be indicted for tax evasion and perjury as soon as next week.



HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go!! He deserves it! ;D :D >:( I heard about it on the ESPN Bottomline earlier.

That guy makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/15/06 at 6:11 am

Chris Carpenter threw a complete game, 2 hit, shutout last night.

Now I remember why he won the Cy Young last year  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/15/06 at 10:43 am


Chris Carpenter threw a complete game, 2 hit, shutout last night.

Now I remember why he won the Cy Young last year  ;D


And in doing so, Nomar's hit streak was stopped.  Good going for the Cards.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/15/06 at 11:09 am


And in doing so, Nomar's hit streak was stopped.  Good going for the Cards.


Yeah, sorry about that and all, I like you am a big fan of Nomar, but alas, all good things must come to an end.

If the Cards can pick up a big bat (Oh go on Jocketty, get us Manny.. it's not like we could get any worse in Left Field) they'll seriously contend in the post-season.
Edmonds is FINALLY starting to hit again, Rolen's been consistent (I'd like to see him in the number 2 spot), Eckstein is proving himself to be one of the best lead off men in baseball.

Carpenter has found his form, Mulder is getting healthy, Reyes, Wainwright and Thompson are all UBER studs. Marquis is working well and with a fit Mulder would be a great number 3 or 4.

Give me a line up of say..

Eckstein
Rolen
Pujols
Ramierez
Edmonds
Encarnacion..etc..etc..

I'd have to see they would be a force to contend with.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/15/06 at 2:38 pm


Chris Carpenter threw a complete game, 2 hit, shutout last night.

Now I remember why he won the Cy Young last year  ;D

And, of course, my team had to be the victim. ::) That's two in a row they've dropped.


Speaking of shutouts, John Lackey of the Angels pitched his second straight shutout last night. 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/16/06 at 8:31 am


And, of course, my team had to be the victim. ::) That's two in a row they've dropped.


Speaking of shutouts, John Lackey of the Angels pitched his second straight shutout last night. 8)


Three in a row pal.

Here's to the sweep!  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/16/06 at 8:17 pm

We swept the White Sox and Mo got his 400th save.  :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/16/06 at 11:15 pm


Three in a row pal.

Here's to the sweep!  ;D


Un-FOUR-tunately we bit the dust. ::) >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/19/06 at 3:27 pm

Dodgers halt a 5-game losing streak by taking care of the Deebacks, 4-1. The only run Arizona scored was in the 9th inning with 2 out, but Takahashi Saito (L.A.'s new closer) got the final out. :)

And the Angels make it 8 in a row over the Tribe...but in the 9th inning, the situation got precarious. Thanks to Vlad, though, the game ended with a 7-5 score. O0

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Max Power on 07/20/06 at 11:06 am

Congrat for making a good sports thread.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/20/06 at 5:06 pm

Barry Bonds WASN'T indicted today for tax evasion and perjury charges.


DAMN IT.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 07/20/06 at 5:45 pm


Barry Bonds WASN'T indicted today for tax evasion and perjury charges.


DAMN IT.


I heard that this might come down, but then I was thinking that to prove perjury they would have to prove that
he did know that he was taking steroids.  He said he didn't know, that he thought they were supplements but legal ones., we know he knew what he was taking, but proving it in court is a whole different matter. As far as the memorabilia thing, they would have to indict just about everyone on Ebay.  Both indictments would have opened a can of worms that they wouldn't be able to contain.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/22/06 at 11:37 pm

Speaking of Bonds, the Giants beat the Padres tonight to leapfrog into the NL West lead.  Not that that means anything :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/22/06 at 11:39 pm


Congrat for making a good sports thread.

Hey, thanks, Max Power! 8) Right now I'd be enjoying it more if my team wasn't LOSING so much lately. >:( Looks like the Cawdnals are going for a seven-game season series sweep.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/22/06 at 11:41 pm

Nomar is slumping badly :(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/22/06 at 11:58 pm


Nomar is slumping badly :(

I wonder why.. ??? :-[

Heck, the whole team seems to be slumping!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/23/06 at 10:52 pm

I knew it! The St. Louis Cawdnals have completed a season series sweep of the LOSS Angeles DUD-gers. :( >:( http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif

I can't believe it...StL won all seven games against my team. That's obviously an unlucky seven for LAD.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/24/06 at 8:49 am


I knew it! The St. Louis Cawdnals have completed a season series sweep of the LOSS Angeles DUD-gers. :( >:( http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif

I can't believe it...StL won all seven games against my team. That's obviously an unlucky seven for LAD.


Hehehe, I'd just come to mention this.

Tough break, I thought the Dodgers would put out a good team this year. They're not awful, but nowhere near as good as I thought they would be.

The cardinals have finally started hitting and with Marquis & Carpenter pitching to the level we expect from them (and some good work from Soup and Weaver) they might have something going.
I love Antony Reyes in the starting lineup and Wainwright to come in next year.
Duncan in left field suits me for the rest of the season unless they could somehow pick up a BIG bat like Manny or Cabrerra.

I doubt they'll do too much in the post-season this year but expect them to challenge.

Never say die seems to be the rally call at Busch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/24/06 at 1:30 pm

Cartoon

Enjoy :D  Play ball!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/24/06 at 2:27 pm


Hehehe, I'd just come to mention this.

Tough break, I thought the Dodgers would put out a good team this year. They're not awful, but nowhere near as good as I thought they would be.

The cardinals have finally started hitting and with Marquis & Carpenter pitching to the level we expect from them (and some good work from Soup and Weaver) they might have something going.
I love Antony Reyes in the starting lineup and Wainwright to come in next year.
Duncan in left field suits me for the rest of the season unless they could somehow pick up a BIG bat like Manny or Cabrera.

I doubt they'll do too much in the post-season this year but expect them to challenge.

Never say die seems to be the rally call at Busch.

Yep...Jeff Weaver beat his old team. ::)

I wonder if the Dudgers are gonna wind up with a final record of 48 and 114.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 07/24/06 at 6:32 pm


Cartoon

Enjoy :D  Play ball!


;D Love it!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/25/06 at 2:41 pm


Cartoon

Enjoy :D  Play ball!


Funny stuff! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: WalkerP20 on 07/26/06 at 5:49 am

"Baseball Analyst"  Harold Reynolds was fired by ESPN today  :(

Apparently it has something to do with "Sexual Harrassment" charges against him filed by Bonnie Bernstein
http://stlrams.com/NFL/utility/images/090802_28_tb.jpg

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/26/06 at 8:00 am

^ WTF!?  Harold Reynolds was cool...what would he have said to Bonnie?  :(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: WalkerP20 on 07/26/06 at 8:03 am


^ WTF!?  Harold Reynolds was cool...what would he have said to Bonnie?  :(


Apparently Harold Reynolds made a statement claiming that he "Only hugged her" and that he would not commit anything like this because he loves his wife and he just had a child a couple of months ago.

I'm not even sure if it was Bonnie Bernstein or not, i've only heard that from 1 person so far, it might just be some regular woman working with ESPN

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/26/06 at 10:21 am

I heard he got fired for blowing up at execs over all the anti-ARod coverage that joke of a network as been shoving down people's throats of late.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: WalkerP20 on 07/26/06 at 12:26 pm


I heard he got fired for blowing up at execs over all the anti-ARod coverage that joke of a network as been shoving down people's throats of late.


Yeah, there are 2 different stories out there.  But the fact that Harold Reynolds even made a little statement claiming that he "Only hugged" the alleged girl must mean that the Sexual Harrassment thing is legit and he knows about it.  It's a bit of a coincidence

Who knows, maybe it's a combination of things that got him canned

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/26/06 at 11:48 pm



Who knows, maybe it's a combination of things that got him canned

Not sure. :-\\


I'm also not sure if the DUD-gers are ever gonna win again; the Padres clobbered them again today, 10-3. Yesterday they got rid of Odullis Perez and traded him to Kansas City. L.A. got Elmer Descends back (note the spelling). ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/29/06 at 9:31 pm

Well....last night (Friday), the Dud-gers finally figured out how to win again! They had a good time against the Washington Nationals last night, 13 to 1 (including a grand slam by JD Drew---his first in three years). And that was on the 15th anniversary of when that very same franchise (then known as the Montreal Expos) pitched a perfect game against LAD.

L.A. won again today, 7-4. I saw the game on FOX. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/29/06 at 11:12 pm

What happened to Nomar?  Is he injured or did they just bench him because he's in a mega-slump?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/29/06 at 11:18 pm

Nomar? I think he injured himself earlier this week.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/30/06 at 11:21 am


Nomar? I think he injured himself earlier this week.


Ah...I noticed he wasn't put on the DL and I couldn't find a news story telling me what happened. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 07/30/06 at 5:39 pm

Nomar is now on the Dl..

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/30/06 at 7:31 pm


Nomar is now on the Dl..


Bummer.  I hope he at least wins a Gold Glove this year (hopefully it's not too serious, but you never know with the knees...)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 07/30/06 at 10:10 pm

Did You Know? Hypothetical but conceivable: The Twins, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees could finish with identical won-lost records and tied for the American League wild-card spot. Baseball has a complicated playoff process for a three-way tie, which never has occurred.

This statement was posted in our local  newspaper.  Does anyone know the 'complicated playoff process' that is referenced?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/30/06 at 10:34 pm


Nomar is now on the Dl..

Yes he is. I heard on the radio that he might be activated next week or sometime thereafter. In the meanwhile, his team completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals today, 4-3. O0

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 07/30/06 at 11:35 pm

yeah but the national league west is just like the American league west they both stink.  I think no matter how you look at it the one that will take it all will most likely come out of the American league central. Maybe the Yanks or the Red Sox will give them a fight, but I really don't see it. They both lack great starting pitching. Shilling and Johnson have been both so inconsistent, and throw in Beckett in that mix. I see no real threat yet coming out of the American league east yet. Time may change my mind on that, with the trade deadline coming up. Already the Yanks have made a big trade.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 07/30/06 at 11:37 pm

^ hey... last year at this time, ALL the N.L. West teams had losing records. The race is once again tight. It's also tight in the A.L. West right now. But at least they don't all have losing records in '06.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 07/31/06 at 12:02 pm

Hey your right about that. But the trades have already started The Tigers traded for Sean Casey a First Baseman a from the pirates.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/31/06 at 12:43 pm


Hey your right about that. But the trades have already started The Tigers traded for Sean Casey a First Baseman a from the pirates.


Mrrr?  I guess the Pirates don't care how much more they suck this year, unless they know something I don't...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/01/06 at 4:34 pm


Hey your right about that. But the trades have already started The Tigers traded for Sean Casey a First Baseman a from the pirates.

Speaking of trades, the Dodgers got Greg Maddux from the Cubbies in exchange for Cesar Izturis. They also got Julio Lugo from the Devilrays in exchange for a couple of minor leaguers.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/02/06 at 7:59 am

Well, it looks like the Yankees have the power to knock the Red Sox out of first now. Let's hope they do it in a hurry.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/02/06 at 2:39 pm


Well, it looks like the Yankees have the power to knock the Red Sox out of first now. Let's hope they do it in a hurry.

Yep, they got Bobby Abrayyou (yes I know that's not how you spell his name, but that's how you say it)... right now they're in a virtual tie with Boston.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: A. Guest on 08/02/06 at 3:05 pm


Yep, they got Bobby Abrayyou (yes I know that's not how you spell his name, but that's how you say it)... right now they're in a virtual tie with Boston.

You talkin' bout Bobby Abreu, the ex-Philadelphia Phillie?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/02/06 at 3:09 pm


You talkin' bout Bobby Abreu, the ex-Philadelphia Phillie?

Well, duh... ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/02/06 at 6:17 pm

" Now, here, everyone's going to see the real way I play the game.
  All the rumors about I didn't hustle...you're going to see."
                                                                            ........Bobby Abreu

With this incredibly stupid statement didn't Abreu just prove the rumors to be true.
Now he will hustle? 9 years with the Phillies and we didn't see the real way he plays?

Yes, Yankees fans are going to see the real way he plays. they will see, when he tries to
work a walk with a man in scoring position after the sixth inning. He will work a walk or
strike out trying. They will see a ball bounce off the wall when Abreu pulls up short when
he spots the warning track. They will see many a ball drop in for a hit because Abreu will
lazily trot after the ball. Maybe not this year, after all he has to impress his new bosses, but
the Yankees will see the true Bobby.

Bobby Abreu is a selfish player who cares about his numbers. Abreu is about individual stats.
What the rest of the baseball world should understand is, Abreu's stats drop off drastically after
the sixth inning. He has to be the worst clutch player in baseball. It was frustrating to see Abreu
try to work a walk late in the game when the Phils were tied or down a run. I doubt that the
Yankees will put up with his selfishness like the Phillies did. We'll see.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/02/06 at 6:33 pm


" Now, here, everyone's going to see the real way I play the game.
  All the rumors about I didn't hustle...you're going to see."
                                                                            ........Bobby Abreu

With this incredibly stupid statement didn't Abreu just prove the rumors to be true.
Now he will hustle? 9 years with the Phillies and we didn't see the real way he plays?

Yes, Yankees fans are going to see the real way he plays. they will see, when he tries to
work a walk with a man in scoring position after the sixth inning. He will work a walk or
strike out trying. They will see a ball bounce off the wall when Abreu pulls up short when
he spots the warning track. They will see many a ball drop in for a hit because Abreu will
lazily trot after the ball. Maybe not this year, after all he has to impress his new bosses, but
the Yankees will see the true Bobby.

Bobby Abreu is a selfish player who cares about his numbers. Abreu is about individual stats.
What the rest of the baseball world should understand is, Abreu's stats drop off drastically after
the sixth inning. He has to be the worst clutch player in baseball. It was frustrating to see Abreu
try to work a walk late in the game when the Phils were tied or down a run. I doubt that the
Yankees will put up with his selfishness like the Phillies did. We'll see.




Oh come on.  He's going to fill the holes we need him to fill until Matsui and Sheff come back.  He's not on your team anymore, so why do you care?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/02/06 at 7:18 pm




Oh come on.  He's going to fill the holes we need him to fill until Matsui and Sheff come back.  He's not on your team anymore, so why do you care?


A rather expensive hole filler.

That's the problem with the game today, too many players out for themselves and not for the game.
Is it too much to ask for a player to give his all no matter whose team his on? You're right Beth,
I guess I shouldn't care. In fact more players should follow Bobby's example, where would that
leave an already diminishing game?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/02/06 at 7:21 pm


A rather expensive hole filler.

That's the problem with the game today, too many players out for themselves and not for the game.
Is it too much to ask for a player to give his all no matter whose team his on? You're right Beth,
I guess I shouldn't care. In fact more players should follow Bobby's example, where would that
leave an already diminishing game?



He's already gone 2-2 for us tonight and I've seen no signs so far of him not hustling. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/02/06 at 7:29 pm



He's already gone 2-2 for us tonight and I've seen no signs so far of him not hustling. 


In his quote he said he will hustle. Don't get me wrong, Abreu is an excellent ball player
when he wants to be. Unfortunately, he doesn't always want to be.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/02/06 at 7:42 pm


In his quote he said he will hustle. Don't get me wrong, Abreu is an excellent ball player
when he wants to be. Unfortunately, he doesn't always want to be.



What he was saying in his quote was that people accused him of not hustling, and that he's going to go that extra mile to show the Philly media that they were wrong.  What's the problem with that?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/02/06 at 7:54 pm



What he was saying in his quote was that people accused him of not hustling, and that he's going to go that extra mile to show the Philly media that they were wrong.  What's the problem with that?


The problem is, the Philly Media wasn't wrong. I was able to watch him on a day to day basis
for 9 seasons and believe me, Abreu not hustling was not an accusation it's a stone cold fact.

Maybe he will change his ways and decide to be a team player now that he has a better team
to play with.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/02/06 at 11:54 pm

It doesn't matter the Yanks and Red Sox are not gonna win the American league pennant, not with the way they are  pitching.  Both teams need help in that department. I for one think it will come out of the central. I love the Sox and Yanks, been watching them beat the heck out each other  since 67.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 12:11 am


It doesn't matter the Yanks and Red Sox are not gonna win the American league pennant, not with the way they are  pitching.  Both teams need help in that department. I for one think it will come out of the central. I love the Sox and Yanks, been watching them beat the heck out each other  since 67.




We'll see about that.  New York's pitching is fine.  It's Boston that's having rotation problems. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/03/06 at 12:47 am

L.A. makes it five in a row as they take the first two games in Cincinnati. 8) And here I thought they were never gonna win again.

Tomorrow Greg Maddux goes to the mound for the Dodgers.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/03/06 at 12:59 am




We'll see about that.  New York's pitching is fine.  It's Boston that's having rotation problems. 


I beg to differ.

The fact that you guys picked up Sidney Ponson (who couldn't even get a job in the Cardinals bullpen) tells the story.

The Yankees have a pitching staff that should in theory win about four of five. But.. I'm just waiting to see it all click together.

With the extra offensive production they'll now have I'm looking to see them go a few games ahead of Boston. (They're already on top of the division now)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 1:06 am


I beg to differ.

The fact that you guys picked up Sidney Ponson (who couldn't even get a job in the Cardinals bullpen) tells the story.

The Yankees have a pitching staff that should in theory win about four of five. But.. I'm just waiting to see it all click together.

With the extra offensive production they'll now have I'm looking to see them go a few games ahead of Boston. (They're already on top of the division now)




Ponson is a non-factor with the addition of Lidle.  Sorry.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/03/06 at 1:35 am




Ponson is a non-factor with the addition of Lidle.  Sorry.


It'll be interesting to see him work, that's for sure.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 1:40 am


It'll be interesting to see him work, that's for sure.



His job is to be 5th starter, not ace.  If he can eat innings and give us 5 innings a start, that's all we need.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/03/06 at 1:51 am



His job is to be 5th starter, not ace.  If he can eat innings and give us 5 innings a start, that's all we need.


Pretty much.

With Ponson, if he gets his head together you don't just have a number 5 guy there.. you have a Good quality number three. The guy has amazing stuff he's just nuts.

Unfortunately, I dare say he'll go off during the off-season, get continuously wasted, come back 40lbs overweight and get dumped again.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 11:05 am

Randy Johnson 11-9 507 era hmmm 11-9 if thats one of yanks best I think they are in trouble. Last time out Johnson faced Tampa Bay the final score Tampa Bay 19 Yanks 6...In Yankee Stadium...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 12:59 pm


Randy Johnson 11-9 507 era hmmm 11-9 if thats one of yanks best I think they are in trouble. Last time out Johnson faced Tampa Bay the final score Tampa Bay 19 Yanks 6...In Yankee Stadium...



Uh-oh.....looks like I found me a Yankee hater!  I'm well aware of RJ's problems.  However, unlike our rivals 206.4 miles to the north, we have bodies in all 5 spots, even if they aren't all Cy Young.  We have a good pen, they can come in early if they need to. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 1:25 pm

No just realistic, both teams in the east need help. The things that help them is Chicago White Sox are not doing too good now.  The down side. Is the Angels pitching is starting to get it together, along with the Twins.  And last year the Angels destroyed the Yanks in the playoffs, while the White Sox ate the Red Sox for breakfest. So if either the  Red Sox or the Yanks want to win the American league, they have to get their pitching in order.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 1:27 pm


No just realistic, both teams in the east need help. The things that help them is Chicago White Sox are not doing too good now.  The down side. Is the Angels pitching is starting to get it together, along with the Twins.  And last year the Angels destroyed the Yanks in the playoffs, while the White Sox ate the Red Sox for breakfest. So if either the  Red Sox or the Yanks want to win the American league, they have to get their pitching in order.




Boston has more problems than just pitching to worry about. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 1:42 pm

Yup they are in trouble no doubting that. But what about E-Rod.. The funny thing about him is most of the teams he has been on did better with out him. And who has the best infield in baseball Hmm The Red Sox lead all teams with the fewest errors and at the pace they are are gonna set a new record.. Pitching and Defense always beat the high powered offense, but in the Soz case they are creamed by the injury bug.  So I don't give them much of chance either. The Yanks are in a better postion to win the east, but in order to beat the Tigers or the White Sox the Yanks are gonna need their pitching to get together.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 1:43 pm


Yup they are in trouble no doubting that. But what about E-Rod..




Yup.  Yankee hater.  Thanks for playing. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 1:48 pm

My pleasure :P But one thing where did you get Yankee hater. Did I just not say in my last post looks like the Yanks are gonna win the east....I gave them credit where credit is due. But I still think in order to beat the Tigers or the White Sox they need to improve their pitching.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 1:51 pm


My pleasure :P But one thing where did you get Yankee hater. Did I just not say in my last post looks like the Yanks are gonna win the east....I gave them credit where credit is due. But I still think in order to beat the Tigers or the White Sox they need to improve their pitching.



You obviously didn't look at what I quoted.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/03/06 at 1:52 pm

The A's took two out of three, concluding last night's series with the Angels on a high note and only leading the AL West by 1 1/2 games.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 1:55 pm

I honestly don't expect the A's or Angels to go far in the playoffs this year now with the way the central is playing. I still think the American league champ is coming out of the central.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/03/06 at 1:57 pm

^^ That's wonderful news on your behalf, Krissy. :) I personally hoped the Angels could squeeze out another win...but maybe they can do that against Texas today. Jered Weaver will try again for his 8th victory; he still remains unbeaten.


In Cincinnati, we'll see how Greg Maddux will do in his debut as a Dodger.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/03/06 at 1:58 pm


I honestly don't expect the A's or Angels to go far in the playoffs this year now with the way the central is playing. I still think the American league champ is coming out of the central.


Who d'ya think it'll be, the Tigers? It's been a long time since they made the playoffs...I'd like to see 'em there.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/03/06 at 2:00 pm


I honestly don't expect the A's or Angels to go far in the playoffs this year now with the way the central is playing. I still think the American league champ is coming out of the central.


We'll see. Only time will tell. Predictions are just that - predictions  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 2:06 pm



You obviously didn't look at what I quoted.


Is he entirely wrong though?  Alex Rodriguez IS playing a different position than what he played most of his career, that's for sure.  But let's look at a few things:

1.  A-Rod has committed twice as many errors as Jeter (at shortstop, a technically more difficult position) in 100+ less total chances.

2.  Everyone almost expects A-Rod to mess up in the clutch, including sportswriters and opposing pitchers.  For a player of his caliber, that is unacceptable.  And it's true too.  In fact, he's 0-2 today with a walk so far and he only got on base because the Toronto pitcher botched the play...could have been a double play too ;)  He still hits home runs and drives in runs, yes, but does he do it in the clutch?  Not as much this year.

3.  Looking at another position player, Nomar, who went from playing SS/3B to 1B...has to learn all different angles, reactions to the ball, etc.  Only one error all year before injury. 

A-Rod IS a great player, but the jury is out as to whether he has really helped or hurt the Yankees.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 2:11 pm


Is he entirely wrong though?  Alex Rodriguez IS playing a different position than what he played most of his career, that's for sure.  But let's look at a few things:

1.  A-Rod has committed twice as many errors as Jeter (at shortstop, a technically more difficult position) in 100+ less total chances.

2.  Everyone almost expects A-Rod to mess up in the clutch, including sportswriters and opposing pitchers.  For a player of his caliber, that is unacceptable.  And it's true too.  In fact, he's 0-2 today with a walk so far and he only got on base because the Toronto pitcher botched the play...could have been a double play too ;)  He still hits home runs and drives in runs, yes, but does he do it in the clutch?  Not as much this year.

3.  Looking at another position player, Nomar, who went from playing SS/3B to 1B...has to learn all different angles, reactions to the ball, etc.  Only one error all year before injury. 

A-Rod IS a great player, but the jury is out as to whether he has really helped or hurt the Yankees.



His presence on our team helps us.  It will help us until the end of his contract.  What he gives us in positives FAR outweighs any negatives.  The haters and the media can go shove his HOF plaque up their asses.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 2:21 pm

I think Arod is one of the best offensive in the game period. If anyone can come close to breaking Arrons Record it may be him. But his defense is no where as good as Jeter or in my mind the best defensive short stop ever the wizard of Oz, Ozzie Smith.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 2:23 pm


I think Arod is one of the best offensive in the game period. If anyone can come close to breaking Arrons Record it may be him. But his defense is no where as good as Jeter or in my mind the best defensive short stop ever the wizard of Oz, Ozzie Smith.



I know his defense isn't what it should be, but before he came to the Yankees, he was a better defensive SS than Jeter.  People need to stop kissing DJ's ass, and that includes people in his own fanbase.  He was good, but nowhere as good with the range as Alex was when he played SS.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 2:24 pm


I think Arod is one of the best offensive in the game period. If anyone can come close to breaking Arrons Record it may be him. But his defense is no where as good as Jeter or in my mind the best defensive short stop ever the wizard of Oz, Ozzie Smith.


To be fair, he IS playing a new position.  A-Rod and Jeter were pretty comparable at the SS position.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 2:26 pm

yeah but neither one of them has won as many gold gloves as the Wizard.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 2:28 pm


yeah but neither one of them has won as many gold gloves as the Wizard.


Well, you really can't compare them with Ozzie :)  That was a very special player.

I think you might be able to put Omar Vizquel in the category of best defensive shortstops though. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 2:28 pm

I was in San Diego when they traded Ozzie Smith to the SL Cardinals for Gary Templeton. What a blunder...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 2:31 pm

Ozzie won 13 gold gloves in a row from 1980 to 1992 wow. No one since then has come close.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smithoz01.shtml

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 2:34 pm

I thought Vizquel had 8 in a row or something.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 2:37 pm

Omar Vizquel he has won 10 total 9 in a row at one point. Not too bad.:)
From 1993 to 2001 a nice run.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 2:58 pm


Omar Vizquel he has won 10 total 9 in a row at one point. Not too bad.:)
From 1993 to 2001 a nice run.


Yeah, good defense is hard to find ;)  Although sometimes, players can surprise you.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 3:08 pm

You know something I am more amazed looking up players stats. The most gold gloves won by a position player is 16 by Brooks Robinson. Wow..The closest to him is the Wizard with 13. Then you have to go way back to Roberto Clemente and Willy Mays who each won 12..I find that awesome that Brooks won 16.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/03/06 at 3:10 pm


You know something I am more amazed looking up players stats. The most gold gloves won by a position player is 16 by Brooks Robinson. Wow..The closest to him is the Wizard with 13. Then you have to go way back to Roberto Clemente and Willy Mays who each won 12..I find that awesome that Brooks won 16.



Why?  Brooks Robinson was an utterly amazing 3rd baseman. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 3:13 pm

No but to think period that one has won 16 and no one else really close that is a feat by itself.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/03/06 at 3:28 pm


You know something I am more amazed looking up players stats. The most gold gloves won by a position player is 16 by Brooks Robinson.


Yeah, as soon as I unlocked him, I replaced Aramis Ramirez on the Cubs for my MVP Baseball game :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/03/06 at 3:30 pm


Yeah, as soon as I unlocked him, I replaced Aramis Ramirez on the Cubs for my MVP Baseball game :D

My son did that too. :) You can have Mays, Arron and Clemente on the same team is kind of kewl.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/04/06 at 11:42 am

The L.A. Dodgers have completed their second straight sweep; yesterday they blanked the Reds, 3-zip. Greg Maddux had a no-hitter through six innings, but then another rain delay came up and the bullpen pitched the remaining three, allowing only two hits.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/04/06 at 12:36 pm

So the Red Sox got Javy Lopez, It will help but it will not stop the bleeding. Look for them to finish out of the wild card race.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/04/06 at 1:07 pm


So the Red Sox got Javy Lopez, It will help but it will not stop the bleeding. Look for them to finish out of the wild card race.



Are you Theo Epstein?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/04/06 at 7:38 pm

No don't have to be to know what's going on. Since the all star break this team has played .500 Baseball.  There is no way they can win playing that way. In the last homestand they went 3-8 You tell me if they can win playing that way?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/04/06 at 7:50 pm


No don't have to be to know what's going on. Since the all star break this team has played .500 Baseball.  There is no way they can win playing that way. In the last homestand they went 3-8 You tell me if they can win playing that way?




If you think that the Red Sox are just going to lay down and die, you haven't been paying attention to this team in the last few seasons.  Seriously.  I never count them out until it is mathematically certain that they cannot win.  As a Yankee fan, I know better than to underestimate that ballclub.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/04/06 at 10:13 pm

I am not counting them out I just say it looks bleak. And after their other catcher messed up his ankle. Just have to take a wait and see.
But truthfully they need to get their pitching in order. Beckett leads the league in giving up the gopher ball and it looks like he may set a new record for the most giving up by a starter....Anyone knows who claimed Andrew Jones off the waiver wire?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/04/06 at 10:28 pm


I am not counting them out I just say it looks bleak. And after their other catcher messed up his ankle. Just have to take a wait and see.
But truthfully they need to get their pitching in order. Beckett leads the league in giving up the gopher ball and it looks like he may set a new record for the most giving up by a starter....Anyone knows who claimed Andrew Jones off the waiver wire?




It appears the Angels did.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/04/06 at 11:17 pm

I'm a Yankees fan, but my heart belongs to the Twins and while the Twins hover quietly under the radar , we are in a fierce battle for that Wild Card spot. So I have to wish for the Yankees to lose... as it will benefit my beloved Twinkies.  By the way.. sweet SI cover of Joe Mauer.. and we won tonight's game against KC... in 10 innings. yeah.. like i said.. fierce battle for that WC  position.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/05/06 at 1:18 am



It appears the Angels did.

Wait...they got Andruw? ??? This is news to me. However, I heard about other transactions, including the one involving Javy Lopez sent to Boston from Baltimore...maybe I have to check the wire again.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/05/06 at 2:33 am


Wait...they got Andruw? ??? This is news to me. However, I heard about other transactions, including the one involving Javy Lopez sent to Boston from Baltimore...maybe I have to check the wire again.



I said it "appears" as in it's only a rumor at this point.  I got my information from the Dan Patrick Show.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/05/06 at 11:11 am

Well acording to ESPN the reason the Braves are trying to dump him before Aug 15. On that day he becomes a 10-5 player which means he can veto any deal. Plus His next year contract with everything included is around 11-13.5 mil. For those that don't know 10-5 means 10 years in baseball. 5 means with the same team. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/05/06 at 11:12 am

The Phillies are 7-1 since the trade of Abreu and Lidle, which is typical. It also has me
wondering, why do bad teams step it up when they trade their stars. If they showed this
initiative and desire to win earlier, they wouldn't need to dump salaries.

On a side note, the Phillies are 2 1/2 games behind in the wild card chase, just goes to show
how bad the National League really is.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/05/06 at 11:30 pm



I said it "appears" as in it's only a rumor at this point.  I got my information from the Dan Patrick Show.

Mmm...okay. I guess I misunderstood.

As for the current Angels, it appears Bartolo Col

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/08/06 at 12:16 pm

Twins are in trouble, Liriano maybe headed to the dl. That would be a major blow to them.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/08/06 at 3:02 pm

After winning every game on a six-game road trip to Cincinnati and Florida, the L.A. Dodgers win yet again; now their streak is up to ten! :o :o Tonight Greg Maddux will try to extend the streak to eleven by pitching in Dodger Stadium for the first time as a member of the Dodgers. (For the record, I remember a game 16 years ago where he pitched against his future team; it was a complete game shutout, and he was in his first stint with the Cubbies.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/09/06 at 9:46 pm

In my quest to understand baseball, I'm currently watching the Yankees against the White Sox. Thanks to Satellite Delay, we're currently at the bottom of the fifth and the White Sox are scoreless.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/09/06 at 9:48 pm


In my quest to understand baseball, I'm currently watching the Yankees against the White Sox. Thanks to Satellite Delay, we're currently at the bottom of the fifth and the White Sox are scoreless.



The game is past that point now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/09/06 at 9:53 pm

I know it is over in America, but generally we in England get it generally delayed by at least two or three innings.

The game is past that point now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/09/06 at 11:00 pm


I know it is over in America, but generally we in England get it generally delayed by at least two or three innings.

Hmmph, didn't know that. :-\\


LAD goes for 12 in a row tonight...on last check it was a 1-1 tie against Coloradio, but I forget what inning it was in.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/09/06 at 11:54 pm

Aww crap! >:(






It's all over. :-[





The L.A. Dodgers' win streak has ended at eleven. Apparently the Rockies broke the 1-1 tie in the top of the 9th, with Derek Lowe still on the mound. They went on to slam the door in the bottom of the 9th, three to one.



:\'(


Oh well. The 11 game win streak was good while it lasted. (Just like the one from late May 1993.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/10/06 at 12:36 pm

That's no worry, I just avoid looking at this thread on Monday mornings at 3am..!

Hmmph, didn't know that. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/10/06 at 1:31 pm


That's no worry, I just avoid looking at this thread on Monday mornings at 3am..!

3 AM your time? If so, that would be Sunday night at 7 PM my time.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/10/06 at 1:33 pm

Yup, Bobo is on major tape delay since it seems a lot of Britons don't watch baseball as much as they should...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/10/06 at 1:36 pm

It's hardcore watching for insomniacs, they have a good e-mail show pre- and post-game so you can tell that a bunch of the heavy contributors to the show take it very seriously indeed. Far too seriously, if that were ever possible. What gets geek lines out of cotton?

Yup, Bobo is on major tape delay since it seems a lot of Britons don't watch baseball as much as they should...


I figure. The games usually start sometime between 12:50am and 2:30, so this more-or-less tallies with the length of a game, if you take into account the delay.

3 AM your time? If so, that would be Sunday night at 7 PM my time.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/11/06 at 8:12 pm

Well well, look who's in first place in the NL West :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/11/06 at 10:45 pm


Well well, look who's in first place in the NL West :)

Yup...my team knocked off the Padres with a win over the Rock-Around-The-Clockies last night! :) Right now we're hosting the last-place Jints.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 08/12/06 at 8:09 am

Does a 2nd year player deserve this much respect or does Reds Manager, Narron, not trust
his pitching staff? Ryan Howard was intentionally walked in the bottom of the 14th, with men
on first and second and no outs. His third intentional walk in extra innings. Even though the pitcher
had to bat for himself, due to lack of bodies, I cannot see how a manager can intentionally load the
bases with no outs, in extra innings.

The Pitcher, Fultz, lined out to short. Then Rowand hit a game winning single, a hit in which a runner
from second probably doesn't score.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/12/06 at 7:19 pm

Well...LAD has won 14 of its last 15 games now! Last night and today we beat the Jints by a run. Tomorrow we'll be going for a sweep of the team that is currently last in the NL West. :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/15/06 at 4:06 pm

Well...a day after L.A. completes a sweep of the Jints with a 1-0 victory in 10 innings, they extend their new winning streak to 5 games with a 4-2 win over the Florida Marlins (who they had just swept in Miami the previous weekend!). :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/17/06 at 6:59 pm

It continues to be a fierce battle for that Wild Card spot. My beloved Twinkies are 2 games back. We will have to kick some White Sox tail in the next 3 days. It ain't over til it's over though...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/17/06 at 10:58 pm

Look like the playoff races this year are gonna be real tight.  The Red Birds lead in the NL Central have slimmed, not long ago they had a 7 game lead. The wild card in both leagues is gonna go down to the wire me thinks. And with the races in both the NL and Al west, this could get real interesting. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/18/06 at 8:36 am

You know when it's time to be embarrassed..

Oakland 68 52 .567

St. Louis 64 56 .533

Los Angeles 64 57 .529

What have we become... oh what have we become.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/18/06 at 8:46 am

Has anybody else been paying attention to Chris Duncan? Son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan.

This is the first year in which he's been given some decent playing time (Last year he pinch hit on a few ocassions) and just take a look at what he's been doing.

In 157 AB's he's knocked 11 out of the park, put round 25 runners, hit for extra bases 9 times and has a batting average of .338.
Granted, these aren't phenomenal number, but they're by no means shabby.

Theoretically you could make a projection for this guy, over the course of a year to hit about 40 dongs, bat in somewhere in the region of 100 runs, and probably hit around .330.

I think the Cardinals have found a diamond in the rough here, give this guy some serious playing time and I think the results could be suprising.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/18/06 at 6:43 pm

2 major battles tonight, Twins vs White Sox (Twins currently 2 gb for wild card) . Boston vs Yankees (Boston is 3 gb for wild card) . SO... this is great, I'll get to cheer for my two favorite teams GO Twinkies!! Go Yankees!!  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/18/06 at 11:13 pm

Oh dear... >:( >:( 6-1 Jints and B-Bo is batting. >:(

Doesn't look like my team's gonna win this one. :-[

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/18/06 at 11:42 pm

my beloved twinkies came through.. whooped a$$ on the White sox...  Yankees are kicking some red sox butt in the bottom of the 9th , 14 to 10 ... woo hooo.. wild card chase is ON!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/18/06 at 11:57 pm

boston lost 2 games to yankees.. that's great for my twins :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/19/06 at 12:17 am

Holy effing crap.  I don't think my hips will forgive me after I've spent all day sitting Indian-style with my laptop on my knees watching these two games between the Yanks and the BoSox. 


Thank you Yankees!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/19/06 at 12:20 am

^ I saw a part of the first game this morning (it began at 10 A.M. my time). Congratz to SM for her team sweeping the double header.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/20/06 at 7:20 am

Hey I told Sm that the Sox where done...I said that a few post ago. Pitching has been a farce. This team this year is like being on the Titanic.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/20/06 at 1:36 pm

Last night the first-place NL West team took care of their long-time rivals, the Jints, by beating the crapjuice out of them 14-7. In the second inning they went up 10-0 before any outs were recorded in that inning. Mr. Steriod Face went O for 1 and then left the game early (thank god).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/21/06 at 12:08 am

My Beloved Johan Santana and the Twins won the series against CWS... we are 1 game back in the wild card standings and just 6 1/2 back in the Division. Who knows.. if Detroit continues on their downward spiral, well Cinderella prevailed over the ugly step sisters.... It could happen.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/21/06 at 12:13 am

How did Yankees v. Sox finish? They had to cut away on the channel I was watching.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/21/06 at 12:19 am


How did Yankees v. Sox finish? They had to cut away on the channel I was watching.

I'm not sure. I had it on in the 6th, when Curt Schilling accidently threw the ball away, allowing Bobby Abreu to sprint to 3rd base. Schilling got out of that one, though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 08/21/06 at 12:27 am


How did Yankees v. Sox finish? They had to cut away on the channel I was watching.

8 to 5 Yankees in 10 innings :) woo hoo... That helps my beloved Twinkies :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/21/06 at 12:28 am


8 to 5 Yankees in 10 innings :) woo hoo... That helps my beloved Twinkies :)


Aww crap ::) (Sorry, I just don't like the Yankes.)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/21/06 at 12:44 am

Dang, and it looked like the Sox were going to get there. To know it went into extra innings, though, after the coverage had to cease, is something of a comfort.

Thanks Abix.

8 to 5 Yankees in 10 innings :) woo hoo... That helps my beloved Twinkies :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/21/06 at 1:37 am

F*ck the haters.  My team has been kicking some serious ass this weekend. 


And I don't give a damn who here likes the Yankees or who doesn't. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 08/21/06 at 12:07 pm

Sounds like your team performed well in the end though, Sister Morphine. Nicely played - even though I didn't see the end of the thing.


F*ck the haters.  My team has been kicking some serious ass this weekend. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/21/06 at 5:04 pm


Sounds like your team performed well in the end though, Sister Morphine. Nicely played - even though I didn't see the end of the thing.


Yes, they did. That's all i'm gonna say.

I'm just sick of them dominating every year, that's all. I just don't know how else to say it.

My team has been kicking some serious...well, they've just been doing a darn good job (for lack of a better phrase) in the NL West this month. They took two out of three from the Jints, and now they go to San Diego (who held the top spot not too long ago).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 08/21/06 at 5:32 pm

You can say what you want SM I agree. I told you a while ago the Sox where done. And No I am not the Yankee hater. They have a great history. Some of the greatest players that ever wore the uniform came them.  You will always see me debating the greatest teams in history. But while we have been talking about the 98 or the 27. Remember the best record the Yanks have came from neither of those teams. The 50's Yanks. Won 5 straight WS titles went to the series more during that decade then even the 20's Yanks When you have to compare the teams of the past, we always seem to over look Mantle,Marris and Berra. Now listing the greatest home run hitters the Yanks have had.. 1 Ruth 659, 2 Mantle 536, 3 Gehrig 493, 4 DiMaggio 361 5 Berra 358. Now here is where it takes a nose dive. 6 Bernie Williams 275. 7 Nettles 250. But one thing does stand out more then any other. 18 Titles prior to 1960. 8 since.  Also since 1960 the Yanks lost more WS titles then any other team in history. 7 . But to still have made it to the Ws 15 times since 1960 is quite good. Prior to 1960 22 times going to the WS 18 wins 4 losses...Now that is a feat all to itself. Now one other thing for all those King George bashers since he has had the Yanks,  have gone to the WS 10 times, they won 6 lost 4. that is a little above :500.  They have gone 10 times since 1970. Thats a 35 year span. Remember a strike year in there so no WS that year. So which dynasty it the best. From 1925 to 1960 in that 35 year span, the Yanks went to the ws 22 times with 17 titles. So for those that say he bought the ring... Bite me. The Yanks of the earlier period where much more a team to be feared then the present era..

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/21/06 at 5:39 pm


I'm just sick of them dominating every year, that's all. I just don't know how else to say it.



Yeah, a lot of teams have that same complaint.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/22/06 at 12:07 pm

Blue Jays manager and pitcher have hissy fit, beat down on each other

Wish I could have seen that :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/22/06 at 12:59 pm

This was in the Rutland, VT paper this morning.


A short meeting of the city's Board of Aldermen ended Monday on a mournful note for Boston Red Sox fans.

"I'd like to ask for a moment of silence to recognize the demise of the Red Sox," Alderman Christopher Louras said, after the New York Yankees completed a five-game sweep of Boston.

There was no vote and definitely no silence following his tongue-in-cheek request, just groans from Sox fans and a few laughs from the minority of Yankee fans on the board.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/26/06 at 10:07 am

This makes me laugh.

Detroit 81 48 .628
New York 76 51 .598
Minnesota 75 52 .591
Chicago 75 53 .586
Oakland 73 55 .570
Boston 71 57 .555
Los Angeles 68 61 .527


Hahaha, and the Angels are only a few games behind.

I got so sick of the love the whole country all of a sudden seemed to display for the Red Sox, I'm glad they've gone back to what they know.. mediocrity.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/26/06 at 10:09 am

^ It seems that the contract they had with the Devil was finite after all...or maybe after they let Johnny Damon/Jesus go, they didn't have a savior...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/26/06 at 10:33 am


^ It seems that the contract they had with the Devil was finite after all...or maybe after they let Johnny Damon/Jesus go, they didn't have a savior...


Talking about Damon, for a guy that was carrying some knocks, his production has been damn impressive.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/26/06 at 4:06 pm


I got so sick of the love the whole country all of a sudden seemed to display for the Red Sox, I'm glad they've gone back to what they know.. mediocrity.



Applause.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 08/26/06 at 4:21 pm



Applause.


..and I'm not even hating the Red Sox here, they just put together a decent winning streak in the post-season a couple years ago and all of a sudden they're the best thing since Human Growth Hormone.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ... on 08/30/06 at 11:52 am


..and I'm not even hating the Red Sox here, they just put together a decent winning streak in the post-season a couple years ago and all of a sudden they're the best thing since Human Growth Hormone.

I want them to win. I, too, am sick of the Wankees. :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/30/06 at 12:48 pm

I am hoping the A's can sweep the Boston Red Sox today in their afternoon game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/30/06 at 12:50 pm


I am hoping the A's can sweep the Boston Red Sox today in their afternoon game.


Won't be an issue with the way that Boston has decided to just lay down and die lately.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/30/06 at 12:51 pm


Won't be an issue with the way that Boston has decided to just lay down and die lately.

Well if worse comes to worse, you know who I'll be rooting against in the ALDS.


I want them to win. I, too, am sick of the Wankees. :P

I know; we're not the only ones.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/30/06 at 1:05 pm


Won't be an issue with the way that Boston has decided to just lay down and die lately.


Yeah, I am sorry they're just not mustering enough energy to try and give it one more shot.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/30/06 at 1:29 pm


Yeah, I am sorry they're just not mustering enough energy to try and give it one more shot.


Why sorry?  :D  If Boston decides to be sucky, it's their fault, not yours ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/30/06 at 2:07 pm


Why sorry?  :D  If Boston decides to be sucky, it's their fault, not yours ;)


Yeah, what you said.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 08/31/06 at 7:06 pm

Last night Greg Maddux got his 330th career win (and 3rd as a Dodger, to remain unbeaten with the team), as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a season series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds...who have fallen behind the Padres and Phillies in the NL Wildcard race. Last night's 7-3 victory was the 71st win for L.A. this year, equaling the number of wins they finished with last year. :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/31/06 at 8:29 pm


I want them to win. I, too, am sick of the Wankees. :P



How cute. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/02/06 at 12:04 pm

The Phillies purchased the contract of Randall Simon. I don't know why, the only thing he is
really known for is whacking a sausage on the back of the head.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 09/02/06 at 1:26 pm

Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a particularly fast spreading cancer. He is a 22 year old leftie.  They are trying to put a hopeful spin on it, but between the lines it doesn't sound good.  Very sad.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/02/06 at 2:11 pm


Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a particularly fast spreading cancer. He is a 22 year old leftie.  They are trying to put a hopeful spin on it, but between the lines it doesn't sound good.  Very sad.



It's treatable.  Of course in doctor's terminology that means it's not terminal, but they caught it early enough , so he should make a full recovery and be pitching next season. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/02/06 at 2:43 pm


The Phillies purchased the contract of Randall Simon. I don't know why, the only thing he is
really known for is whacking a sausage on the back of the head.

Speakin' of new players...the L.A. Dodgers recently got Marlon Anderson (from I forget what team); last night he pinch-hit for Derek Lowe and got a hit in his first at-bat as a Dodger ...but was cut down at third base to end the inning. L.A. won, 6-3.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/02/06 at 2:51 pm


Speakin' of new players...the L.A. Dodgers recently got Marlon Anderson (from I forget what team); last night he pinch-hit for Derek Lowe and got a hit in his first major league at-bat...but was cut down at third base to end the inning. L.A. won, 6-3.


Marlon Anderson was acquired from Washington. Anderson scored twice at the end of the game to beat
the Phillies. One tied the game in the ninth, the other won the game in the tenth. Then he was promptly
traded.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/02/06 at 3:14 pm


Marlon Anderson was acquired from Washington. Anderson scored twice at the end of the game to beat
the Phillies. One tied the game in the ninth, the other won the game in the tenth. Then he was promptly
traded.

Oh yes. The Washington Nationals. I was thinking that but I wasn't sure.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 9:35 pm

Twins are 1-1 in the series with the Yankees. Justin Morneau is just as deserving of the MVP title as Derek Jeter... and he proved it today. We'll have to see what happens tomorrow. Go Twinkies!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/02/06 at 9:50 pm

Justin Morneau is not in the MVP talks, nor should he be.  From what I can tell #'s wise....the frontrunners are Jeter, Mauer and Ramirez.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/02/06 at 9:53 pm


Twins are 1-1 in the series with the Yankees. Justin Morneau is just as deserving of the MVP title as Derek Jeter... and he proved it today. We'll have to see what happens tomorrow. Go Twinkies!!


Maybe next year ;)  Mauer should win this year if there is any justice.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/02/06 at 9:56 pm


Maybe next year ;)  Mauer should win this year if there is any justice.



Mauer will win under 2 conditions: Jeter's average drops precipitously between now and the end of the season and Manny Ramirez doesn't come back for the rest of the season. 

If Derek wins the batting crown, that will go a long way to giving him more votes than Mauer.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 9:57 pm


Justin Morneau is not in the MVP talks, nor should he be.  From what I can tell #'s wise....the frontrunners are Jeter, Mauer and Ramirez.

He's not in it, but he SHOULD be.  I think Ortiz is in the talks over Ramirez actually. Ramirez and Morneau are considered 'worthy mentions' according to SI.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 10:00 pm

I wouldn't complain if Jeter got it, as he is one of my favorite all time players. But it would be nice to go to a lesser known player, such as our rising star, Joe Mauer. :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/02/06 at 10:08 pm


He's not in it, but he SHOULD be.  I think Ortiz is in the talks over Ramirez actually. Ramirez and Morneau are considered 'worthy mentions' according to SI.



Ortiz is only in it because of the HR total.  Ramirez is a better pure hitter than Ortiz, AND he plays the field....even if he sucks.  Voters will place offense and defense over just offense.  It's partly why A-Rod won the MVP over Ortiz last year.  Alex had the better year offensively, but he also played great defense .  So had his offensive numbers been slightly lower than Ortiz's, he probably still would have won. 

Morneau is too much of a dark horse to win this year.  His BA is .317, which is 33 points below Mauer and 25 points below Jeter's.  Derek has more RBIs, HRs and runs scored than Mauer, and while Morneau has more HRs and RBIs than the both of them, his BA is too low. 



Morneau: Avg .317    HR 32 RBI 111   Runs 74 SB 2

Jeter: Avg. .342    HR 12    RBI  83  Runs 95  SB 29

Mauer:  Avg. .350  HR 10  RBI 73  Runs 67  SB 8


Jeter's got the both of them beat in runs scored and stolen bases.  He's also got Mauer beat in every offensive category except BA, which can chnage.  What Morneau makes up in HRs and RBIs won't tip him over the scale.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 10:29 pm

I gotta hand it to you SM, you sure do your homework! Thanks for the stats. And as a great Yankee once said, It Ain't Over Til It's Over! (bonus points if you can name that Yankee)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/02/06 at 10:43 pm


I gotta hand it to you SM, you sure do your homework! Thanks for the stats. And as a great Yankee once said, It Ain't Over Til It's Over! (bonus points if you can name that Yankee)



The great Yogi Berra said that.  It was one of his Yogiisms. 


It's no knock against Morneau; he's having a great year.  It's just unfortunate that he and Mauer will more than likely split votes....as will Ortiz and Ramirez. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 11:07 pm

I repeat, "It Ain't Over, Til It's Over"

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 09/03/06 at 10:42 am


 


Jeter's got the both of them beat in runs scored and stolen bases.  He's also got Mauer beat in every offensive category except BA, which can change. 



And, on top of all that, Jeter is sooooooo good looking  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 11:03 am


And, on top of all that, Jeter is sooooooo good looking  ;)



What does that have to do with the MVP voting?  I have zero clue why you posted that.  I'm not a member of "the Pink Hat crowd".  I could care less what Derek Jeter looks like.  He's not even my favorite Yankee.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 11:47 am



What does that have to do with the MVP voting?   I have zero clue why you posted that.  I'm not a member of "the Pink Hat crowd".  I could care less what Derek Jeter looks like.  He's not even my favorite Yankee.

The Pink Hat crowd. Shouldn't there be a law or something?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/03/06 at 11:49 am


The Pink Hat crowd. Shouldn't there be a law or something?


The only good hat color is black.  And my homies agree that I look good in black, foo!  8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 11:51 am


The Pink Hat crowd. Shouldn't there be a law or something?



Do you know what the "Pink Hat crowd" is?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 11:52 am


The only good hat color is black.  And my homies agree that I look good in black, foo!  8)



Quoting Weird Al?  Ugh.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/03/06 at 12:52 pm



Ortiz is only in it because of the HR total.  Ramirez is a better pure hitter than Ortiz, AND he plays the field....even if he sucks.  Voters will place offense and defense over just offense.  It's partly why A-Rod won the MVP over Ortiz last year.  Alex had the better year offensively, but he also played great defense .  So had his offensive numbers been slightly lower than Ortiz's, he probably still would have won. 

Morneau is too much of a dark horse to win this year.  His BA is .317, which is 33 points below Mauer and 25 points below Jeter's.  Derek has more RBIs, HRs and runs scored than Mauer, and while Morneau has more HRs and RBIs than the both of them, his BA is too low. 



Morneau: Avg .317    HR 32 RBI 111    Runs 74 SB 2

Jeter: Avg. .342    HR 12    RBI  83   Runs 95   SB 29

Mauer:  Avg. .350  HR 10   RBI 73  Runs 67  SB 8


Jeter's got the both of them beat in runs scored and stolen bases.  He's also got Mauer beat in every offensive category except BA, which can chnage.  What Morneau makes up in HRs and RBIs won't tip him over the scale.

If it were up to me, I'd vote for Morneau.



Twins are 1-1 in the series with the Yankees. Justin Morneau is just as deserving of the MVP title as Derek Jeter... and he proved it today. We'll have to see what happens tomorrow. Go Twinkies!!

Your Twins won yesterday, 6-1. 8) I was cheering for them too, btw.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 12:55 pm


If it were up to me, I'd vote for Morneau.


Even if his numbers are worse than his teammate's?  Why?


Your Twins won yesterday, 6-1. 8) I was cheering for them too, btw.


Of course you were.  You're one of "those" fans.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/03/06 at 1:00 pm


Even if his numbers are worse than his teammate's?  Why?


Well, I was only looking at the stats of the three guys you mentioned. Mauer is okay by me, too. :-\\

I still prefer the members of LAD the best, even if they don't play well. (They did play well last nite, taking care of the Rock-Around-The-Clockies 14-5. Now they can't lose 90 games.) :)




Of course you were.  You're one of "those" fans.

Right.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 1:01 pm



Do you know what the "Pink Hat crowd" is?

Aye lass I do know.  But you have the three  types of pink hats. The one's that MLB came out with for the ladies to wear.  The ones to represents  the fight against Breast Cancer. And the one that has a whole different meaning, and I am not opening that can of worms.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:02 pm


Right.




At least you admit it.  So few do.  The "I root for 2 teams: The ______ and whoever is playing the Yankees" crowd is another group of fans I'd like to beat with rocks.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:04 pm


Aye lass I do know.  But you have the three  types of pink hats. The one's that MLB came out with for the ladies to wear.  The ones to represents  the fight against Breast Cancer. And the one that has a whole different meaning, and I am not opening that can of worms.



"The Pink Hat crowd" is used to describe women who get into baseball for reasons other than love of the game.  More often than not, they're only in it because a player is cute or because it's fashionable to be a fan, not because they really love the sport.  They're often called "fangirls".  Real female baseball fans, like myself and several other women on this board, are the opposite of "the Pink Hat crowd".  You can usually spot them because they're wearing pink hats .


It has nothing to do with breast cancer. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 1:05 pm

And for MVP I think Jeter has it. With this heart thing big Papi has been kind of taken out of the picture.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:07 pm


And for MVP I think Jeter has it. With this heart thing big Papi has been kind of taken out of the picture.



It'll be between Jeter, Ortiz, Ramirez and Mauer.  Hopefully the two Boston yahoos will split votes and it'll come down to Derek and Joe.  Whoever has the batting crown at the end of year between them both will more than likely end up with it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 1:15 pm


It has nothing to do with breast cancer. 

Not true. In 2005 MLB and the American cancer institute came out with pink hats for all MLB teams in the fight against breast cancer.  They had two different types of the so called pink hat. One that came with the little pink metal ribbon pinned to the pink hat.(They where the same hat but if you bought the one with the pin you paid $10 more the normal price for the hat.) Which I do support those ones.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:16 pm


Not true. In 2005 MLB and the American cancer institute came out with pink hats for all MLB teams in the fight against breast cancer.  They had two different types of the so called pink hat. One that came with the little pink metal ribbon pinned to the pink hat.(They where the same hat but if you bought the one with the pin you paid $10 more the normal price for the hat.) Which I do support those ones.



No, no, no.  "The Pink Hat crowd" has nothing to do with breast cancer.  That phrase was coined and used before MLB came out with those hats.  I heard people using that phrase to talk about "fangirls" back in 2000.  I'm talking about regular-ass pink hats you buy at a Sporting Goods store.  I am not talking about THOSE hats as THOSE hats didn't exist at the time.


That phrase defines a group of people based on their knowledge and understanding of the game....it has nothing to do with breast cancer.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 1:23 pm



No, no, no.  "The Pink Hat crowd" has nothing to do with breast cancer.  That phrase was coined and used before MLB came out with those hats.  I heard people using that phrase to talk about "fangirls" back in 2000.  I'm talking about regular-ass pink hats you buy at a Sporting Goods store.  I am not talking about THOSE hats as THOSE hats didn't exist at the time.


That phrase defines a group of people based on their knowledge and understanding of the game....it has nothing to do with breast cancer.

I am not arguing about the phrase. The phrase has been around for a while now. But to put all pink hats in that statement is a load of horse manure.. Otherwise I agree with the phrase. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:27 pm



I am not arguing about the phrase. The phrase has been around for a while now. But to put all pink hats in that statement is a load of horse manure.. Otherwise I agree with the phrase. 



I said that the phrase "Pink Hat crowd" had nothing to do with breast cancer and it doesn't.....and you told me it did.  It doesn't.  It has nothing to do with the color of the hats anymore either.  If you're wearing a hat that is not in the team colors , you're part of the "pink hat crowd". 

Are there exceptions?  Certainly...not that many, though.  Most female baseball fans I know wouldn't be caught dead in a hat not in the team colors.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/03/06 at 1:36 pm



I said that the phrase "Pink Hat crowd" had nothing to do with breast cancer and it doesn't.....and you told me it did.  It doesn't.  It has nothing to do with the color of the hats anymore either.  If you're wearing a hat that is not in the team colors , you're part of the "pink hat crowd". 

Are there exceptions?  Certainly...not that many, though.  Most female baseball fans I know wouldn't be caught dead in a hat not in the team colors.


Thats is ok that is your right. But If my wife was here today she would have bought the pink hat with the pin, not becuase it was pink. It would have been for the support in the fight against cancer.  My wife was like that. Anything to do with the fight against cancer, she was all for.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 1:40 pm


Thats is ok that is your right. But If my wife was here today she would have bought the pink hat with the pin, not becuase it was pink. It would have been for the support in the fight against cancer.  My wife was like that. Anything to do with the fight against cancer, she was all for.




I said there were exceptions.  However, I don't know many female baseball fans who'd buy those hats and wear them because they DON'T want to be lumped in with the fangirl crowd.  Ask any female sports fan; the one thing they hate is being accused of being a fangirl and they will go to great lengths to avoid it.  Not wearing those girly-colored hats is one way they avoid it. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 09/03/06 at 2:35 pm



What does that have to do with the MVP voting?  I have zero clue why you posted that.  I'm not a member of "the Pink Hat crowd".  I could care less what Derek Jeter looks like.  He's not even my favorite Yankee.



What? No sense of humor?  There is a male poster whose answer to anything to do with a female star ends up "I'd party with her", always makes a person chuckle. Same thing here. Nothing to do with "Pink Hats" although I must admit I've always associated it with the breast cancer drive. (I still vote for Jeter because he's so good looking, and do wish they would rerun that peanut butter commercial "allllllll over"  mmmmmmm)  :-*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 2:44 pm


What? No sense of humor?  There is a male poster whose answer to anything to do with a female star ends up "I'd party with her", always makes a person chuckle. Same thing here. Nothing to do with "Pink Hats" although I must admit I've always associated it with the breast cancer drive. (I still vote for Jeter because he's so good looking, and do wish they would rerun that peanut butter commercial "allllllll over"  mmmmmmm)



If the only reason you'd vote Jeter in as MVP is because you think he's hot......you don't watch much baseball.  And if that's supposed to be funny, it's not.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/03/06 at 4:32 pm


What? No sense of humor?  There is a male poster whose answer to anything to do with a female star ends up "I'd party with her", always makes a person chuckle. Same thing here. Nothing to do with "Pink Hats" although I must admit I've always associated it with the breast cancer drive. (I still vote for Jeter because he's so good looking, and do wish they would rerun that peanut butter commercial "allllllll over"  mmmmmmm)  :-*


Jeter is cool.  He was great playing the forgotten Iglesias Brother on SNL ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/03/06 at 4:44 pm

From this.. you could get the impression that maybe King Albert is finally back.. and aiming for the playoffs.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20060903&content_id=1643602&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/03/06 at 5:34 pm


^ And yet they keep pitching to him...although Rolen is hitting behind Poo-Holes so I guess they kinda have to :D


Yup.

Time to replace Jimmy and David and start ALL over again. Urgh.

I was so disapointed that Albert ended up getting injured, he was on fire and just gunning for that single season record.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nupur on 09/03/06 at 6:11 pm



At least you admit it.  So few do.  The "I root for 2 teams: The ______ and whoever is playing the Yankees" crowd is another group of fans I'd like to beat with rocks.


well, go ahead and beat me 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/03/06 at 6:26 pm


well, go ahead and beat me 8)



Go wait outside.  I'll be there in 15 minutes.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nupur on 09/03/06 at 6:31 pm



Go wait outside.  I'll be there in 15 minutes.


haha..sorry, but right now i'm willing my red sox to get runs instead of giving them up :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/03/06 at 6:38 pm

I have often been critical of ball players making millions of dollars to play a game, but over
this weekend I really feel for both the Phillies and the Braves.They are playing 4 games in
2 days. A double header yesterday and a double header today. Now the second game is
heading to the 11th inning. These guys are earning their money this weekend.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nupur on 09/03/06 at 6:44 pm


I have often been critical of ball players making millions of dollars to play a game, but over
this weekend I really feel for both the Phillies and the Braves.They are playing 4 games in
2 days. A double header yesterday and a double header today. Now the second game is
heading to the 11th inning. These guys are earning their money this weekend.


i still feel players (baseball, especially) get paid too much for what they do.

..even though having to play 2 double headers in 2 days does stink.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/03/06 at 6:47 pm

You know, if the demand for the sport is there and the owners are willing to shell out the cash to do it, the players are going to continue to make what they make.  Complaining about it is a moot point.

Don't be too critical of baseball players.  It might not look like they do much, but playing on a near-daily basis for six months, even just standing in the field waiting for a ball to come to you, takes a big toll on people. 

Carry on 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 09/03/06 at 9:00 pm


You know, if the demand for the sport is there and the owners are willing to shell out the cash to do it, the players are going to continue to make what they make.  Complaining about it is a moot point.

Don't be too critical of baseball players.  It might not look like they do much, but playing on a near-daily basis for six months, even just standing in the field waiting for a ball to come to you, takes a big toll on people. 

Carry on 8)


I would say all of us would take as much money as was offerred to us, no matter what line of work we were in. No reason to critcize the players for what they make, what they do with what they make is another issue.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/03/06 at 11:36 pm

LAD may have given COL a good beating last nite, but today the tables were turned. Rockies won, 12-5, giving Aaron Silly a bad time.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/04/06 at 8:22 am


You know, if the demand for the sport is there and the owners are willing to shell out the cash to do it, the players are going to continue to make what they make.  Complaining about it is a moot point.

Don't be too critical of baseball players.  It might not look like they do much, but playing on a near-daily basis for six months, even just standing in the field waiting for a ball to come to you, takes a big toll on people. 

Carry on 8)


What I am really critical about is not the money they make as much as it's the lack of team
loyalty. The Ball Players today only want to sign short term contracts so they can maximize their
chances at bigger paydays. Unfortunately, this leads to fewer teams having a chance to compete
for a title. It will take years for a team to develop into a championship team, but players don't want
to commit this much time locked in a contract while there are owners who are willing to overpay
to buy a championship. These circumstances lead to "no team loyalty." I refuse to buy my kids
team jerseys with a name on the back because I know in 2 or 3 years that player will be elsewhere.
I miss the  days when a star player would spend his career with the same team.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 9:16 am


And, on top of all that, Jeter is sooooooo good looking   ;)

He sure is... Joe Mauer's not bad either. But my guy is Johan Santana.. I'd carry his shoes anywhere..

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 9:21 am


If it were up to me, I'd vote for Morneau.

Your Twins won yesterday, 6-1. 8) I was cheering for them too, btw.

We lost the series though, 2 games to 1. But hey... we went in with less than perfect pitching.. and very little hitting. I think my boys are tired. But hey... we've got another month... We face Tampa in the next 3 games and then Detroit back at home in the twincities...  Let's hope they (Detroit) continue on their downward spiral. AND we remain 1/2 game back for WC.. so as I said before, It Ain't Over Til It's Over.

Oh and for the record.. I'm not part of the 'pink hat crowd'...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 9:24 am



"The Pink Hat crowd" is used to describe women who get into baseball for reasons other than love of the game.  More often than not, they're only in it because a player is cute or because it's fashionable to be a fan, not because they really love the sport.  They're often called "fangirls".  Real female baseball fans, like myself and several other women on this board, are the opposite of "the Pink Hat crowd".  You can usually spot them because they're wearing pink hats .


It has nothing to do with breast cancer. 

Well there's nothing wrong with enjoying baseball for the sport as well as the handsome fellas that happen to play it. I've always said Baseball has the best looking men.  So sue me!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/04/06 at 11:35 am


Well there's nothing wrong with enjoying baseball for the sport as well as the handsome fellas that happen to play it. I've always said Baseball has the best looking men.  So sue me!



There's nothing wrong with doing both.  I'm talking about women who wouldn't know a fastball from a triple. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 4:01 pm

Twins Win :) . They beat TB 2-1 today. My guy pitches tomorrow.. what to do, what to do... my father in law's birthday is tomorrow, and Santana's pitching, and my sister in law doesn't have cable... Oh the dilemma...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/04/06 at 4:08 pm


Twins Win :) . They beat TB 2-1 today. My guy pitches tomorrow.. what to do, what to do... my father in law's birthday is tomorrow, and Santana's pitching, and my sister in law doesn't have cable... Oh the dilemma...


Birthday party at Buffalo Wild Wings!  :D :D :D  Big screen TVs everywhere ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 6:58 pm

^ Sister in Law is making a big Family Dinner...  Do I dare miss pop's 84th birthday to watch my guy pitch?  :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/04/06 at 7:01 pm

I love my Yankees, but I wouldn't put them over family. 


Just have someone tape the game so you can watch it later. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/04/06 at 7:02 pm

Hey, There's a Thought!!  (actually I wasn't planning on skipping the dinner.. but it's tempting..:P)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/04/06 at 11:55 pm


We lost the series though, 2 games to 1. But hey... we went in with less than perfect pitching.. and very little hitting. I think my boys are tired. But hey... we've got another month... We face Tampa in the next 3 games and then Detroit back at home in the twincities...  Let's hope they (Detroit) continue on their downward spiral. AND we remain 1/2 game back for WC.. so as I said before, It Ain't Over Til It's Over.

Oh and for the record.. I'm not part of the 'pink hat crowd'...

Like I always say, may the best team win! :)


In Milwaukee today (Monday), Greg Maddux got his first Dodger loss today as the Brewers gave him and his team a bad time, 6-3. For the Brewers, they ended a 10-game skid. I hope this is not the start of a multigame skid for L.A. :-\\ They now have L-2 by their name.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/05/06 at 10:42 pm

My beloved Twins beat Tampa tonight...  and Johan is da MAN!!. He is a serious contender for the Cy Young again this year and it could be another unaminous decison. As of this post, he leads in wins (17-5), He leads in AL ERA (2.84), and he has a landslide margin in Strike outs... (217). He's got the run support this year, which is the only thing that kept him from winning the Cy Young last year... and he more than makes up for our wounded pitching staff. He is carrying the weight of our pitching woes on his mighty shoulders and doing a fine job of it.  As of right now, we are leading in the wild card race, up 1 1/2 games ahead of Chicago Whitesox, and we are 4 1/2 games back in the division. WSox lost tonight, Detroit lost tonight... things are looking bright for my beloved Twinkies. I am telling you, folks, keep an eye on these guys, they could end up surprising you all..

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/05/06 at 10:46 pm

I'm not scared of the Twins.  I'd rather play them in the opening round than the Tigers. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/05/06 at 10:49 pm

and I think we can handle the Yankees.. (the past week didn't really count as we were using rookie pitchers and had hurricane forces playing tricks on us...) We've swept the Yankees when they played in the Twin Cities, and I think we hold our own in NY.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/05/06 at 10:53 pm

Oh come on, Abix.  The way rookie pitchers seem to manhandle our offense when we face them, you had a better than 75% of sweeping this series from the start.  You got outplayed....it happens.  It happens to us all the time.


The reason I'd rather face the Twins than the Tigers is I'd take my chances with Santana and Liriano over Verlander and Bonderman.  Although if we have to play the Tigers and the Twins play the A's....the A's I think will win.  The A's have the offensive ability to neutralize whatever pitching the Twins have. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/05/06 at 10:57 pm

We're all entitled to our opinions, and we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out. New York aint all that. who knows, maybe KC will come back and bite both our butts. They seem to be doing a pretty good job of it right now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/05/06 at 11:03 pm


We're all entitled to our opinions, and we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out. New York aint all that. who knows, maybe KC will come back and bite both our butts. They seem to be doing a pretty good job of it right now.



You think KC is going to eliminate one or both teams from playoff contention?  And you're right; the Yankees ain't "all that".  But sweeping the Red Sox in Fenway for the first time since 1951 gets you pretty damn close.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/05/06 at 11:09 pm

I was being sarcastic about KC...since they beat both of us pretty good.  We'll just have to see how it plays out.. Who knows.. the Mets could quietly sneak up behind us and suckerpunch us. As for me, just taking one day at a time.. clinch the wild card and/or the division pennant, then on to the AL championship pennant...we'll see what happens...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/05/06 at 11:11 pm


I was being sarcastic about KC...since they beat both of us pretty good.  We'll just have to see how it plays out.. Who knows.. the Mets could quietly sneak up behind us and suckerpunch us. As for me, just taking one day at a time.. clinch the wild card and/or the division pennant, then on to the AL championship pennant...we'll see what happens...



In order for either team to face the Mets, they'd have to win the AL pennant and the Mets would have to win the NL pennant.  Since the playoffs haven't even started.....why worry about some team from the NL East?

And winning the Division doesn't get you to the AL Pennant series anymore....you have to play in the ALDS first.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/05/06 at 11:14 pm

I know this.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/05/06 at 11:16 pm

Well, you said "clinch the wild card and/or the division pennant, then on to the AL championship pennant".......it sounded like you skipped a series.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/06/06 at 5:13 am

I know how it works.. .. I was simply leaving out the steps to each title, because I assumed someone as seasoned as yourself, knows the road to the world series. I was just naming the markers in the road.
Lack of text , for a detail oriented person, leaves one wide open for administering correction. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/06/06 at 5:18 am


I know how it works.. .. I was simply leaving out the steps to each title, because I assumed someone as seasoned as yourself, knows the road to the world series. I was just naming the markers in the road.
Lack of text , for a detail oriented person, leaves one wide open for administering correction. 



Of course I know the steps to the get the Big Dance.....I've seen my boys when 4 in my lifetime.....hopefully more.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/06/06 at 5:23 am

Yeah, I know all about the Yankees streak. Oh Wise One. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/06/06 at 5:25 am


Yeah, I know all about the Yankees streak. Oh Wise One. 



I'm the Wise One?



*rushes to print off new business cards*



Do you think if I put that on my resume it'll snazz it up a bit?  I think it's rather boring right now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/06/06 at 5:33 am

It might help.
I usually try to let folks know right off the bat (no pun intended), so I'm not mistaken for a smartass. {Whips out resume'} See?? Right there!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ... on 09/06/06 at 9:59 am

Pitching >> Hitting

:o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/06/06 at 11:33 am


Like I always say, may the best team win! :)


In Milwaukee today (Monday), Greg Maddux got his first Dodger loss today as the Brewers gave him and his team a bad time, 6-3. For the Brewers, they ended a 10-game skid. I hope this is not the start of a multigame skid for L.A. :-\\ They now have L-2 by their name.

Well it seems they're turning into the DUD-gers again; they dropped another one in Milwauker last night, 9 to goose egg. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/06/06 at 1:38 pm

Right now the Mets' magic number is 11. It should be different by the end of the day because they are playing a double header against Atlanta. The first game (as of now) is tied 1-1 in the 6th.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Ellipsis on 09/06/06 at 3:59 pm


Pitching >> Hitting

:o

Hmmm...interesting comment, considering I never wrote it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/06/06 at 8:49 pm

Anibel Sanchez, a pitcher for the Florida Marlins, just threw a no-hitter.  Congrats!  Those are special and rare. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/06/06 at 8:54 pm

Four walks...a bit wild, but it got the job done.  Remember when AJ Burnett had a no-hitter but tossed nine walks?  THAT was wild stuff!

Speaking of which, Randy Johnson has a no-hitter through six.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/06/06 at 9:07 pm


Four walks...a bit wild, but it got the job done.  Remember when AJ Burnett had a no-hitter but tossed nine walks?  THAT was wild stuff!

Speaking of which, Randy Johnson has a no-hitter through six.



Not anymore.  Although Jorge picked the guy off, so he's on base anymore.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/06/06 at 10:23 pm


Anibel Sanchez, a pitcher for the Florida Marlins, just threw a no-hitter.  Congrats!  Those are special and rare. 


Sure seems like it. The last time a no-hitter happened in the majors was 2 years ago, courtesy of Randy Johnson, who at the time was with the Arizona Deebacks. Anyhoo I happened to see the final pitch of that game on ESPN. Way to go, Marlins!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/06/06 at 10:28 pm

Yankees win, Sox lose.  w00t. 


Magic Number for us now sits at 15.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/07/06 at 7:30 am


Anibel Sanchez, a pitcher for the Florida Marlins, just threw a no-hitter.  Congrats!  Those are special and rare. 


Viva Venezuela!! Another victory and reason for their country to be proud.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/07/06 at 7:32 am

my beloved Twins were 'outplayed' by .... (it kills me to say it....) the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ! :-[  But.. Hey.. we won the series... and Silva held his own last night..  Detroitl lost last night and now we host them.. I say "Bring it On"

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/07/06 at 9:41 am


my beloved Twins were 'outplayed' by .... (it kills me to say it....) the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ! :-[  But.. Hey.. we won the series... and Silva held his own last night..  Detroit lost last night and now we host them.. I say "Bring it On"

Hey...good luck to your Twin(kies) over the weekend! :) My L.A. Dodgers avoided a sweep in Milwaukee by salvaging the final game of a three-game set, 2-1. Now we travel to Shea Stadium to take on Cat's Mets for a four game weekend series. May the best team win! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/07/06 at 10:07 am

Todd Jones, you so smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaht!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/07/06 at 10:59 am

Sanchez's no-hitter was the fourth by the Marlins in the last 11 seasons (along with Al Leiter in 1996, Kevin Brown in 1997 and A.J. Burnett in 2001). The last team with so many no-hitters in such a short span was the Yankees, who had four of them over the course of seven seasons from 1993 to 1999 (Jim Abbott, Dwight Gooden, David Wells and David Cone).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/07/06 at 11:05 am

Mets' magic number is 8.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/07/06 at 11:44 am


Sanchez's no-hitter was the fourth by the Marlins in the last 11 seasons (along with Al Leiter in 1996, Kevin Brown in 1997 and A.J. Burnett in 2001). The last team with so many no-hitters in such a short span was the Yankees, who had four of them over the course of seven seasons from 1993 to 1999 (Jim Abbott, Dwight Gooden, David Wells and David Cone).

And the David Cone one, as I recall (from 1999), was the only interleague game that involved a no-hitter. The opposition, I think, were the then-Montreal Expos.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/08/06 at 9:59 am

Boston pitcher set to battle cancer

In other news, how about that inside-the-park three-run homer eh?  Heck of a play with a bit of showboating thrown in.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/09/06 at 12:56 pm


In other news, how about that inside-the-park three-run homer eh?  Heck of a play with a bit of showboating thrown in.

Those don't happen very often... altho I seem to remember the Dodgers hitting two of them in 2003.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/09/06 at 12:58 pm

In other news...Hong-Chih Kuo made his first-ever start for the L.A. Dodgers last night (after struggling in the bullpen early on); he picked up his first win as the team blanked Cat's Mets, 5-0. ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/09/06 at 10:30 pm

God, the Red Sox SUCK.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/10/06 at 12:59 am

It sure seems that way. ::) Did they lose AGAIN to the Royals?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/10/06 at 1:19 am


It sure seems that way. ::) Did they lose AGAIN to the Royals?



Lose doesn't quite begin to describe it.  The Royals were winning at one point 4-2, but the Sox came back and tied it and they went into extras.  In the top of the 12th, KC hangs 6 runs up on the board and they end up winning 10-4. 


The Sox better win tomorrow to avoid getting swept by the pitiful Royals TWICE in one season. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/10/06 at 1:27 am



Lose doesn't quite begin to describe it.  The Royals were winning at one point 4-2, but the Sox came back and tied it and they went into extras.  In the top of the 12th, KC hangs 6 runs up on the board and they end up winning 10-4. 


The Sox better win tomorrow to avoid getting swept by the pitiful Royals TWICE in one season. 

The team with the worst record in the majors gets SIX runs in the top of an extra inning? That's...what's the word or phrase I'm looking for...unheard of? What I might be trying to say (in some regard) is that it doesn't make a whole lotta sense. The Sox should show the Royals what they're up against.

Also about the Royals...many of us remember last year that they finished with the worst record...and my L.A. DUD-gers couldn't beat them in their interleague series. For them it was like, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em...the "worst records club," that is. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/10/06 at 1:22 pm


In other news...Hong-Chih Kuo made his first-ever start for the L.A. Dodgers last night (after struggling in the bullpen early on); he picked up his first win as the team blanked Cat's Mets, 5-0. ;)




At this point, Carlos is hoping the Dodgers win because they need it more than the Mets. Mets magic # is 5 and the Dodgers is 20. But he did say that in the play-offs, he will be rooting for the Mets.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/10/06 at 4:11 pm


At this point, Carlos is hoping the Dodgers win because they need it more than the Mets. Mets magic # is 5 and the Dodgers is 20. But he did say that in the play-offs, he will be rooting for the Mets.


That makes sense. :)

Sorry, Cat...we beat you guys again today 9-1 to split the series at two games apiece.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nupur on 09/10/06 at 4:55 pm

sox won today  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/10/06 at 5:01 pm


That makes sense. :)

Sorry, Cat...we beat you guys again today 9-1 to split the series at two games apiece.



Yeah, I know. The Dodgers magic # is now 19 and the Mets are down to 4 because Philly lost.



Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/10/06 at 5:03 pm

Yankees win again.....we keep our 10 game lead in the East and our Magic Number is now 11.  Woot.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 09/10/06 at 8:43 pm

Padres are currently shutting out the Giants, and I'm currently at the bottom of the sixth. This is surprising, because the Padres are crap.

(Note I say this despite being a rabid fan..!)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/11/06 at 11:34 am

I guess the Big Bad Tigers aren't so bad after all.  Bonderman was no match to my beloved Santana.  Now we are two games back, in the divison.  Post Season play is most definitely in the Twins' future.
On another note, let's all take a moment of reflection, on the events that forever changed the world 5 years ago today. Let us never forget.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/11/06 at 11:41 am


Padres are currently shutting out the Giants, and I'm currently at the bottom of the sixth. This is surprising, because the Padres are crap.

(Note I say this despite being a rabid fan..!)

As a Dodger fan, it's traditional to root against the Jints, but on Friday and Saturday I was actually rooting for them because going into Friday's games, the Pods were only half a game back of the Dodgers, so if the Padres won, then they could easily have knocked off the Dodgers (in the event that they lost). Since the Pods and Jints couldn't both lose, it would've been better for the Dodgers if the Jints won, so that L.A. could extend its lead over San Diego. There's also the danger of the Jints cutting into the lead, though. :o With San Diego winning last night, they remain 1 1/2 games back of Los Angeles. Hey, at least Crybaby didn't add to his homerun tally last night.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/13/06 at 6:20 pm

And thus the comeback falters...

Liriano out for season

That's pretty harsh.  Bummer for the kid, he had a great season and a bright future, hopefully not too serious.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/13/06 at 6:31 pm

I was a bit let down from the A's loss last night to the Twins. We had it in our hands. And lost it  :(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/14/06 at 7:27 am


And thus the comeback falters...

Liriano out for season

That's pretty harsh.  Bummer for the kid, he had a great season and a bright future, hopefully not too serious.


It does suck that he's hurt. But he will be back. We've been doing fine with him benched, so we just need to focus on the post season, and get him healthy for next year. We'll be fine. I hope we don't lose our focus. Our pitching roster is wounded yes, but we've been witnesses to miracles here in Twinkieland.  I have faith that we'll be playing ball in October.. Post season, here we come.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/14/06 at 7:53 am


As a Dodger fan, it's traditional to root against the Jints, but on Friday and Saturday I was actually rooting for them because going into Friday's games, the Pods were only half a game back of the Dodgers, so if the Padres won, then they could easily have knocked off the Dodgers (in the event that they lost). Since the Pods and Jints couldn't both lose, it would've been better for the Dodgers if the Jints won, so that L.A. could extend its lead over San Diego. There's also the danger of the Jints cutting into the lead, though. :o With San Diego winning last night, they remain 1 1/2 games back of Los Angeles. Hey, at least Crybaby didn't add to his homerun tally last night.


I'm so thankful I don't live on the West Coast.  ;D

The NL West is so weak that every year it seems to be the same situation, 3 games between 4 teams. I'd be chewing my finger nails down to stumps... wait.. I do that with the Cardinals... ok, I'd be chewing my fingers down to the knuckle.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/14/06 at 9:30 am


I'm so thankful I don't live on the West Coast.  ;D

The NL West is so weak that every year it seems to be the same situation, 3 games between 4 teams. I'd be chewing my finger nails down to stumps... wait.. I do that with the Cardinals... ok, I'd be chewing my fingers down to the knuckle.  ;D


Last year, every team in the NL Worst was weak. For several weeks, every team in that division had a losing record! The Padres were the only team that finished with a winning record in the NLW last year...they would get swept in the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/14/06 at 9:32 am

Yesterday (Wednesday), a lot of goose eggs were laid on the scoreboard. Angels lost to the White Sox, 9-0; the Twinkies lost to the A's, 1-0; the Padres pounded the Reds 10-0...and my L.A. Dodgers blanked the Chicago Cubbies 6-0. O0 The previous night, we'd lost in 11 innings, 9-8.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/14/06 at 9:34 am


Last year, every team in the NL Worst was weak. For several weeks, every team in that division had a losing record! The Padres were the only team that finished with a winning record in the NLW last year...they would get swept in the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. ::)


Yup, I went to the Padres - Cardinals game and managed to catch a foul ball.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/14/06 at 10:28 pm

woo hoo! Twins win again. :)  Mauer and Jeter are one point apart in the Batting title. The dogfight continues.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/14/06 at 10:31 pm

Magic Number down to 6 with a sweep of Tampa Bay.  AL East lead still at 11.5 games.  Next on the agenda.....the Red Sox. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/15/06 at 7:56 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/15/06 at 9:25 am


that will be a great series, as always.


Not if the Red Sox continue to suck donkey :D :D :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/15/06 at 9:58 am

yup and Manny is being Manny again says he will not play this weekend. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/15/06 at 12:36 pm

Why Atlanta sucks

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/15/06 at 2:08 pm


Yesterday (Wednesday), a lot of goose eggs were laid on the scoreboard. Angels lost to the White Sox, 9-0; the Twinkies lost to the A's, 1-0; the Padres pounded the Reds 10-0...and my L.A. Dodgers blanked the Chicago Cubbies 6-0. O0 The previous night, we'd lost in 11 innings, 9-8.


I am glad the A's didn't succumb to a full sweep from the Twinkies. Now, lets see how we do against the White Sox tonight and the rest of the weekend.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/15/06 at 2:11 pm


I am glad the A's didn't succumb to a full sweep from the Twinkies. Now, lets see how we do against the White Sox tonight and the rest of the weekend.

Good luck to you guys. ;)


Let's also see how the Dodgers do against the Padres this weekend. I heard that my team lost another one to the Cubbies at Wrigly Field yesterday. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/15/06 at 2:23 pm


Good luck to you guys. ;)


Let's also see how the Dodgers do against the Padres this weekend. I heard that my team lost another one to the Cubbies at Wrigly Field yesterday. ::)


I hope the Dodgers can kick some butt this weekend. I'll be rootin' for 'em.  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/15/06 at 2:25 pm


I hope the Dodgers can kick some butt this weekend. I'll be rootin' for 'em.  ;)

They're what, 78 and 68 now? I hope they don't lose their NL West lead!! :o

Edit: nope...77 and 69.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/15/06 at 4:32 pm


that will be a great series, as always.



The series is practically meaningless.....I'm trying to find ways to make myself give a sh*t about it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/15/06 at 4:35 pm


yup and Manny is being Manny again says he will not play this weekend. ::)




AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/15/06 at 11:17 pm

Through the fifth inning, Greg Maddux has shut down the Padres...and LAD leads 2-0. Of course, that was like 20 minutes ago. Things have probably changed since then.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/16/06 at 2:00 am


Through the fifth inning, Greg Maddux has shut down the Padres...and LAD leads 2-0. Of course, that was like 20 minutes ago. Things have probably changed since then.

Dodgers win, 3-1! 8)

Had the Padres won, they would have taken over first place from the Dodgers. Since L.A. won, they now lead S.D. by 1 1/2 games. O0

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/16/06 at 11:58 am

The Mets magic number is now 1.  I'll be seeing that "x" next to their name in the standings possibly by tomorrow.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/16/06 at 4:31 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 8:38 am

A lot of news today.

First of all Izzy is done for the season - http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060916&content_id=1666098&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

To be honest, I'm not that worried about it. Isringhausen has had major problems this year and we're paying him more than $10,000,000 a year to do.. not that much.
Little fact, Jason Isringhausen is the second highest paid Cardinal behind Albert Pujols. Anywho, I think he's coming up for free agency this year, I say - Let him walk.
We have Braden Looper who was a perfectly good closer for the Mets, if not Looper then we can find somebody else, the role of closer is vastly overstated and can be done by just about anybody in the bullpen I.M.O.

What a suprise... Pedro Martinez is angry again.  ::) Yaaawwn.

Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player in Major League history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season. Pretty impressive from a guy who was debating wether he wanted to play for the Nationals after they so cruelly made him play Left Field.. ya know.. a position where he wouldn't make countless errors.  ;)
He also becomes the second clean player to achieve this feat, the other being A-Rod. Bonds & Canseco were the other 2 to do it, but hey let's face it, nothing they did after about '96 means squat.

Both the A's and the Cardinals are now single digits in terms of magic numbers.

It's now 4 games for the Yankees in the AL East. I'd have to laugh if they did it before the Mets, but I doubt they will.

I'm still rooting for Toronto to put on a streak and knock the Red Sox down in to 3rd in the AL East, they're only a game behind the Red Sox.

Looks like the Twins are slowly taking the AL Wild Card spot. Although I'm not a fan of the wild card (we play 162 games for a reason.. to decide winners, not runners up) I wouldn't mind seeing them in the Playoffs. I'm really wanting either the Phils or the Marlins to put the squeeze on late in the game, anybody but the mediocre Padres!

Nice to see the Cubs have finally found their place... dead last in the National League.

Finally, congratulations are in order for Chris Carpenter (by far the best pitcher in the national league.. and given Santana a run for his money) for winning his 100th game. Considering how long he was out with injuries that's a big achievement for him.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 9:09 am


Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player in Major League history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season. Pretty impressive from a guy who was debating wether he wanted to play for the Nationals after they so cruelly made him play Left Field.. ya know.. a position where he wouldn't make countless errors.  ;)
He also becomes the second clean player to achieve this feat, the other being A-Rod. Bonds & Canseco were the other 2 to do it, but hey let's face it, nothing they did after about '96 means squat.


It is impressive.  Would be more impressive if he didn't strike out so much :D


Looks like the Twins are slowly taking the AL Wild Card spot. Although I'm not a fan of the wild card (we play 162 games for a reason.. to decide winners, not runners up) I wouldn't mind seeing them in the Playoffs. I'm really wanting either the Phils or the Marlins to put the squeeze on late in the game, anybody but the mediocre Padres!


Awwww, we've been through this :D  Wild card = more fans + more games + more money in postseason.  Hehehe.



Nice to see the Cubs have finally found their place... dead last in the National League.


That is pretty sad.  Chalk it up to all the good pitchers getting hurt, Maddux getting traded and then NOT sucking for LA, all the offseason acquisitions being lame, and to top it off, I wouldn't be surprised if Carlos Zambrano (only bright spot this year, guy had like 3 almost-no-hitters) either walked away or got traded for even more peanuts.  Poor Cubs.

I'll still go to a game next year though.  Wrigley Field is nice.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 9:24 am


It is impressive.  Would be more impressive if he didn't strike out so much :D

Awwww, we've been through this :D  Wild card = more fans + more games + more money in postseason.  Hehehe.

That is pretty sad.  Chalk it up to all the good pitchers getting hurt, Maddux getting traded and then NOT sucking for LA, all the offseason acquisitions being lame, and to top it off, I wouldn't be surprised if Carlos Zambrano (only bright spot this year, guy had like 3 almost-no-hitters) either walked away or got traded for even more peanuts.  Poor Cubs.

I'll still go to a game next year though.  Wrigley Field is nice.


We'll have the wild card argument next month... again.

Oh come on.. the cubs suck, they've always sucked, Baseball would be worse off if the Cubs didn't suck.

I want the Cards to chase Zambrano, He's a hoss!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 9:31 am

^ Now if only the National League didn't suck...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 9:32 am


^ Now if only the National League didn't suck...


Ugh, tell me about it.

Funny thing is, when you look at the overall kind of star power, things are split. It's the little guys that the difference is in.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/17/06 at 9:39 am

The Twins are just 2 games back in the AL Central division. We have 1 game left with  Cleveland today.. (please, please, please, don't screw this up!!) . Then we face Boston for 3 in Boston, starting Tues, then onto Baltimore. Actually I'm more worried about Baltimore than I am about Boston. We've held our own against Boston... (everyone seems to be holding their own against Boston these days). Then KC again for a series of 4 and then big bad Whitesox at the end of the month (just to see who's boss). As someone (nally) once said, May the best team win. My prediction is, See ya all in October!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/17/06 at 9:43 am


I feel sorry for you.

I wouldn't mind seeing the Mets do well.. but once again, they've signed a load of old.. good.. by old guys to big deals who'll be injured by June  ;D

I'd love to be proved wrong, but I doubt it.

heh heh.. Everyone should go back and read their postings from back in April.. heh heh.. some will be eating their shorts soon enough  :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/17/06 at 10:23 am


heh heh.. Everyone should go back and read their postings from back in April.. heh heh.. some will be eating their shorts soon enough  :P



Applause. They still only need 1 more game to make it into the playoffs. They will do it-faster than anyone else in MLB this year.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Apu Nahasapetametalon on 09/17/06 at 10:50 am



Applause. They still only need 1 more game to make it into the playoffs. They will do it-faster than anyone else in MLB this year.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat


The Nigh Mets are my favorite squadron.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 10:57 am

^ It's Nahasapeemapetilon!  Putz!  :D  :D  :D  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/17/06 at 10:58 am



Applause. They still only need 1 more game to make it into the playoffs. They will do it-faster than anyone else in MLB this year.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

They really are having an amazing year.. Who knows.. maybe they'll be playing my beloved Twinkies :P

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 10:58 am

Twins & Mets have 2 World Series titles apiece!  :o 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/17/06 at 11:06 am

some might think it highly implausible, but I believe it could happen. Or maybe another Subway series.  But I'm holding out for my beloved Twins.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/17/06 at 11:15 am


some might think it highly implausible, but I believe it could happen. Or maybe another Subway series.  But I'm holding out for my beloved Twins.


Oh please not a Subway Series. :o I'd rather see your Twins in it. :)


Right now both New York teams are tied for the best record in the MLB.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 11:24 am


heh heh.. Everyone should go back and read their postings from back in April.. heh heh.. some will be eating their shorts soon enough  :P


;D
I was wrong.. and trust me, I'm surprised as hell.

To be honest, I don't have a problem with the Mets going to the playoffs. They've played good ball, have been entertaining and have bought on a few decent young guys as well. Hats off to 'em.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 11:26 am


some might think it highly implausible, but I believe it could happen. Or maybe another Subway series.  But I'm holding out for my beloved Twins.


I doubt it'll be a Subway series.

I'm thinking Twins vs Cardinals or Yankees vs whoever gets the NL Wildcard.

I have no reason to think the Mets won't do it.. but, I just can't see it happening.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 11:28 am

Count me in with Davey as not a fan of the Wild Card.  I don't know why Bud re-aligned the Leagues, but there's 28 teams.....7 teams a division....no wild card necessary.  Baseball did fine without it, it can do fine without it again.  The Wild Card is essentially 4th place; 3 division winners and then the W.C.  4th place doesn't get you on the podium at the Olympics....why does it get you in the playoffs?  If the Yankees can't get to the playoffs by being the best team in their division, they don't deserve to go to the playoffs and that should be the same for every other team too.  Force teams to play for 1st, not "close enough".


And I don't want a Subway Series either.  Mets fans are worse than Red Sox fans.  Of course if it ends being that way, I won't be complaining....at least we'll be there.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 11:31 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/17/06 at 11:35 am


I agree.

The wildcard is pointless. Rewarded for being the best loser? What is this, Canada?

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They have a wildcard so that there'll be 4 teams in each league competing in the playoffs. You see, there're 3 divisions in each league, and so they select the team with the best second place record so that there will be 4 teams...which is a power of 2.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 11:38 am


The wildcard is pointless. Rewarded for being the best loser? What is this, Canada?



;D


It's mind-boggling to hear fans from the start of the season say "Let's go for the Wild Card!".....what....the division isn't good enough?  HFA isn't fun anymore?  One of the few teams this decade to win the WS by winning their division outright was Chicago last year.  Before that it was Florida, Boston, Anaheim....all Wild Card winners.  Lame.  I think Arizona might have won their division in '01, but I'm not sure. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 11:42 am


I've said it before and I'll say it again. They have a wildcard so that there'll be 4 teams in each league competing in the playoffs. You see, there're 3 divisions in each league, and so they select the team with the best second place record so that there will be 4 teams...which is a power of 2.


Thank you Dr. Frink.

As S.M pointed out, there is an equal number of teams which would mean that there would be an equal number in each division (if there were 4.. like there used to be) and thus the 4 best teams in Baseball would go to the playoffs. Not 4-5 good teams and then the 2 wild card's and whoever wins the NL west.

The way Baseball has been split up means there is always going to be a weakness in the west, always going to be top heavy strength in the east and always going to be a fun race in the central. Split things up, make it more even, thus ensuring the 4 best go the playoffs and we don't end up having mediocre teams in the San Diego Padres in the playoffs.

Remember the wild card world series?! What a joke!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/17/06 at 11:46 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 11:48 am


I've said it before and I'll say it again. They have a wildcard so that there'll be 4 teams in each league competing in the playoffs. You see, there're 3 divisions in each league, and so they select the team with the best second place record so that there will be 4 teams...which is a power of 2.



No sh*t that's why there's a Wild Card.  You think we don't know this?  It's pointless because it shouldn't be there to begin with. 

AL East:

Toronto
New York
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Detroit
Cleveland

AL West

Chicago
Kansas City
Texas
Seattle
Anaheim
Oakland
Minnesota


NL East:

Atlanta
New York
Philadelphia
Florida
Washington
Chicago
Milwaukee


NL West:

San Francisco
San Diego
Los Angeles
Houston
Arizona
St. Louis
Colorado



There.....no need for the Wild Card anymore.  Make these teams play for the division or they can go home.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 12:01 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 12:23 pm

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060917&content_id=1667409&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

This sucks.

As if he hadn't had a bad year already.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/17/06 at 12:29 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 12:44 pm


That would be true.......if there were only two divisions instead of three.



I KNOW THERE'S THREE DIVISIONS.  I'm saying there's no reason why they had to change in the first place.  2 divisional play started in 1969 and it did fine.  There was no reason, post-strike, for a divisional realignment and Wild Card slot.  NO NEED AT ALL. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 12:51 pm


http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060917&content_id=1667409&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

This sucks.

As if he hadn't had a bad year already.


Family >> Baseball.

Best wishes for Derrek Lee and family, he's a class act.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/17/06 at 12:57 pm

^^You didn't have to be so huffy about it. ::)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:06 pm

They did it to ensure that the top two teams will definitely make the playoffs.  By the way, there are 30 teams in MLB.  Of course, nobody would care if you contracted Tampa Bay and Kansas City these days :D

I'm sure they'd have serious issues if you decided to get rid of Pittsburgh (good history there, though not recently) and Cincinnati (sem ting).

Why have an issue with the wild-card?  If they aren't as good as the division leaders, then they still won't win in the playoffs.  Obviously this is not the case, as evidenced in recent years, which means that the contrapositive is true...winning the division doesn't mean jack.  (Case in point: Atlanta Braves, except this year ;) )

Having more fans involved during the playoff stretch run is a good thing for everybody.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:11 pm


They did it to ensure that the top two teams will definitely make the playoffs.  By the way, there are 30 teams in MLB.  Of course, nobody would care if you contracted Tampa Bay and Kansas City these days :D

I'm sure they'd have serious issues if you decided to get rid of Pittsburgh (good history there, though not recently) and Cincinnati (sem ting).

Why have an issue with the wild-card?  If they aren't as good as the division leaders, then they still won't win in the playoffs.  Obviously this is not the case, as evidenced in recent years, which means that the contrapositive is true...winning the division doesn't mean jack.  (Case in point: Atlanta Braves, except this year ;) )

Having more fans involved during the playoff stretch run is a good thing for everybody.



Ack, I forgot about Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.  Stick one in the NL East and one in the NL West.  That league can have divisions with 8 teams, the AL can have divisions with 7.  Either way, there is no need for 3 divisions per league.  It's f*cking stupid.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 1:12 pm


If they aren't as good as the division leaders, then they still won't win in the playoffs.


Read what I said about winning a short series.  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:16 pm


Read what I said about winning a short series.  ;)


So?  If they can't beat a team with an inferior record in a best-of-five or best-of-seven, do they truly deserve to be called champiions?

Also see:  Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Red Wings (before they went on a tear and then forgot how to win), Ottawa Senators, New York anything (in recent years, but yes, they have been successful in the past and deservedly so), Duke and UNC, etc. etc.

Just because you happen to be ranked or finished #1 doesn't make you #1 when you can't win when it counts the most.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:18 pm


Why have an issue with the wild-card?  If they aren't as good as the division leaders, then they still won't win in the playoffs.



As you pointed out in the rest of your post, this is a fallacy.  3 WS winners this decade were Wild Card winners, 2 won the division.  3, if you include the Yankees winning in 2000 as part of this decade.  So far, it's been split.  However, that doesn't mean the Wild Card needs to exist.  It's telling teams that if you're not good enough to win your division, there's a way for you to "back-door" your way in, and that's not right.  I know that pre-1969 there wasn't LCS play and that there was only 1 division, but even with as many teams are there are now, 2 is sufficient.  7 teams each in the AL, 8 teams each in the NL.  Stop having one division be dominantly better than the other two....spread the wealth out.  Maybe then the NL West won't be called the "NL Mess".

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 1:19 pm


So?  If they can't beat a team with an inferior record in a best-of-five or best-of-seven, do they truly deserve to be called champiions?

Also see:  Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Red Wings (before they went on a tear and then forgot how to win), Ottawa Senators, New York anything (in recent years, but yes, they have been successful in the past and deservedly so), Duke and UNC, etc. etc.

Just because you happen to be ranked or finished #1 doesn't make you #1 when you can't win when it counts the most.


We're repeating ourselves.

In Baseball.

Any team can beat any other team on any given day, that's the way the game works.

In other sports.. although this happens, it dosen't happen as often.

For instance, if the Brazilian soccer team played the Fijian team, 99 times out of 100 the Brazilians would win.

However, if the New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals 68 times out of 100 the Yankees will win.

Over a large number of games they will prove they are significantly better, but the margain of error is so much greater than in most sports.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:22 pm


However, if the New York Yankees play the Kansas City Royals 68 times out of 100 the Yankees will win.



My boys have fits of sh*tness against this team, so for the odds......I'll take 60 times out of 100.  It's a D...which is passing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:26 pm

^^ It doesn't matter, because the Royals won't make the playoffs for the next 50 years :D

^^^ I did not present my statement as a fact, I am merely making a hypothetical.  If the wild card team was so bad that they didn't deserve to be there, then you're saying that they didn't deserve the championships they won. 

We're grasping as straws though.  Currently, every team that makes the playoffs gets there because they earned their spot based on the system currently in place.  Until the incompetent commissioner and the owners decide otherwise, it'll stay that way.  To complain that your team got knocked out by a second-place team is kind of petty to me. 

Also, instead of having a slew of teams mathematically eliminated by August, you have fan excitement into the heart of September.  Is that really so bad?  Happy fans = greater attendance = more money = baseball benefits.  I don't see a problem with the system at all, especially when the two best teams in the league are always guaranteed to make the playoffs, as opposed to the pre-wild card system.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 1:29 pm


^^ It doesn't matter, because the Royals won't make the playoffs for the next 50 years :D

^^^ I did not present my statement as a fact, I am merely making a hypothetical.  If the wild card team was so bad that they didn't deserve to be there, then you're saying that they didn't deserve the championships they won. 

We're grasping as straws though.  Currently, every team that makes the playoffs gets there because they earned their spot based on the system currently in place.  Until the incompetent commissioner and the owners decide otherwise, it'll stay that way.  To complain that your team got knocked out by a second-place team is kind of petty to me. 

Also, instead of having a slew of teams mathematically eliminated by August, you have fan excitement into the heart of September.  Is that really so bad?  Happy fans = greater attendance = more money = baseball benefits.  I don't see a problem with the system at all, especially when the two best teams in the league are always guaranteed to make the playoffs, as opposed to the pre-wild card system.


You've pointed out the problem though.

Until the resurgance in the AL Central, come July all the Yankees and Red Sox had to do was remain above .500 and they'd both go to the Playoffs. It didn't really matter who won the division.

The more money thing just demonstrates another problem in baseball.

When you need money to pay $200,000,000 contracts.. somebody fouled up.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:31 pm


Also, instead of having a slew of teams mathematically eliminated by August, you have fan excitement into the heart of September.  Is that really so bad?  Happy fans = greater attendance = more money = baseball benefits.  I don't see a problem with the system at all, especially when the two best teams in the league are always guaranteed to make the playoffs, as opposed to the pre-wild card system.



It worked in 1993....the last playoffs that didn't have a Wild Card....it can work again.  Are times that markedly different?  If you have only 2 divisions per league, it's going to be even more exciting, considering everyone in that division is fighting for the same spot.  Right now, you have 3 sure bets and 2 or 3 teams fighting over 4th place. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:36 pm

^^ Yeah, that's a labor union issue though, and owners being retarded.  Too bad indeed  :-\\

But my question to you is, again, if you had a team in first place who can't get past a team that had an inferior record, did they truly deserve to be champions?  ;)  And did the inferior team really deserve NOT to win?

^ That doesn't work because by the end of August a lot of teams are already eliminated.  You don't have just two races in the league, you have four...a group of 2-3 teams in each division duking it out for the division crown, and a group of 4-6 teams vying for the wild card.  That's at least 10-12 cities who actually care by the time September hits.  I think having more fans, even casual fans, involved is a good thing.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:50 pm


But my question to you is, again, if you had a team in first place who can't get past a team that had an inferior record, did they truly deserve to be champions?  And did the inferior team really deserve NOT to win?



In a purist's sense, no because they shouldn't have been to the playoffs to begin with.  #1 teams should have to beat other #1 teams to win.....not some lame runner-up.  In a non-purist sense, yes because they won the whole thing and that's all that counts.  Try and divine where you think I am in that.  I would never say that a champion DOESN'T deserve the fruits of its labor, but I would say that the system that allowed them to win is flawed.


That doesn't work because by the end of August a lot of teams are already eliminated.  You don't have just two races in the league, you have four...a group of 2-3 teams in each division duking it out for the division crown, and a group of 4-6 teams vying for the wild card.  That's at least 10-12 cities who actually care by the time September hits.  I think having more fans, even casual fans, involved is a good thing.


There were plenty of casual fans before the W.C.....I was one of them.  See, that's the first thing Wild Card supporters fall back on...the "it brings more fans in" defense.  If you really look at it...it doesn't.  You're going to have to fans of teams that know they aren't going anywhere come October and they watch anyway.  Hell, look at Cubs fans for a great example.  Then you have fans of teams who DO know they're going somewhere come October....those would be your Yankees/Red Sox/Cardinals fans.  There will always be casual baseball fans and the inclusion or non-inclusion of the Wild Card isn't going to change that.  All the Wild Card does is give credence to bandwagon fans who only root for teams that win....because it's easy to hop off one and hop onto another next season.  Fans of teams that are suddenly in the playoff race by September....who didn't root for them in May....are a product of the Wild Card.  All of a sudden their team has a chance to do something spiffy and they gotta go out and buy a brand-new hat to mark the occasion.  Those people will exist in any time, in any place no matter what. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:55 pm

Casual and bandwagon fans = money.  Darn you MLB for being such greedy fools!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 1:57 pm


Casual and bandwagon fans = money.  Darn you MLB for being such greedy fools!



I'm not against the league making money.  Hell, capitalism is great.  However, you didn't read my post or else you wouldn't have missed my point.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/17/06 at 1:58 pm

^ I did get your point.  The league doesn't care what you think because they want to make money. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/17/06 at 2:01 pm


^ I did get your point.  The league doesn't care what you think because they want to make money. 



No, you didn't.  You said that the Wild Card was good because it brought in more fans and made more money.....and that is going to happen with or without it.  That's my point.  The Wild Card doesn't do anything that MLB EI, MLB.TV and a host of other products don't already do.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 3:10 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/17/06 at 4:05 pm

Ok let's say Hypothetically they are just two divisions as SM exampled:

AL East:

Toronto
New York
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Detroit
Cleveland

AL West

Chicago
Kansas City
Texas
Seattle
Anaheim
Oakland
Minnesota


NL East:

Atlanta
New York
Philadelphia
Florida
Washington
Chicago
Milwaukee


NL West:

San Francisco
San Diego
Los Angeles
Houston
Arizona
St. Louis
Colorado

This would be the order:
AL East                       
1. NYY 90-57
2. Det 89-59
3. Tor 79-70
4. Bos 79-69
5. Clev 69-79
6. Balt  63-85
7. TB  57-92         

AL West
1. MIN 88-61
2. Oak  85-62
3. CWS- 84- 64
4. ANA  80-69
5. Tex  75- 74
6. Seattle 70- 78
7. KC 58-91

NL East
1. NYM 90-58
2. Phillie 76-72
3. FL 74-74
4. ATL 71-77
5. MIL 67-82
6. WA 65-84
7. PIT  63-87
8. CHC 60-89

NL West
1. STL 79-68
2. CIN 79-68 (this is based on Cincinatti being in NL west vs NL East, hypothetically)
3. LAD 78-70
4. SD 77-70
5. SF 74-74
6. AZ 71-77
7. HOU 71-76
8. COL 68-80

SO IF there were only 2 divisions per League, Hell ya.. I'd take those odds. and I'd say see ya NY in the playoffs ! (which I'll probably be saying anyway.. :P) 
                                                           

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/17/06 at 4:11 pm


Ok let's say Hypothetically they are just two divisions as SM exampled:

AL East:

Toronto
New York
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Detroit
Cleveland

AL West

Chicago
Kansas City
Texas
Seattle
Anaheim
Oakland
Minnesota


NL East:

Atlanta
New York
Philadelphia
Florida
Washington
Chicago
Milwaukee


NL West:

San Francisco
San Diego
Los Angeles
Houston
Arizona
St. Louis
Colorado

This would be the order:
AL East                       
1. NYY 90-57
2. Det 89-59
3. Tor 79-70
4. Bos 79-69
5. Clev 69-79
6. Balt  63-85
7. TB  57-92         

AL West
1. MIN 88-61
2. Oak  85-62
3. CWS- 84- 64
4. ANA  80-69
5. Tex  75- 74
6. Seattle 70- 78
7. KC 58-91

NL East
1. NYM 90-58
2. Phillie 76-72
3. FL 74-74
4. ATL 71-77
5. MIL 67-82
6. WA 65-84
7. PIT  63-87
8. CHC 60-89

NL West
1. STL 79-68
2. CIN 79-68 (this is based on Cincinatti being in NL west vs NL East, hypothetically)
3. LAD 78-70
4. SD 77-70
5. SF 74-74
6. AZ 71-77
7. HOU 71-76
8. COL 68-80

SO IF there were only 2 divisions per League, Hell ya.. I'd take those odds. and I'd say see ya NY in the playoffs ! (which I'll probably be saying anyway.. :P) 
                                                           



There ya go.

It would increase competition in the regular season as well.

Instead of having 2 - 3 divisons that were more or less guarenteed teams would really have to battle it out all year.. which would do what Mr. Cube? Increase fan interest?  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/18/06 at 10:39 am

I used to be a big fan of the two divisions. But when they split to the three and the wild card.  It has changed Baseball.
1 Team attendance has risen 38%  in cities stat have a shot for the wild card.
2 Team  memorabilia sales has risen 48%
3 Local team ratings on TV in cities that still have a shot at the wild card went up 41%

Now before all this happend. The casual fan didn't add a whole lot to these numbers. In 64% of teams that fell out of contention with the two division race. All the above stats dropped.
So for those that say it didn't make a difference better go to MLB.com and check the numbers yourselves.
The new playoff format has done everything to help Baseball with the godalmighty dollar.
Now what I don't like about the new system is the way teams play each other 19 times in their own division.  But under this system teams have a better shot at the playoffs then before. The wild card has changed the way baseball is played.  Is this a good thing or bad thing I can't say.  I just know it does make for better baseball down the home stretch towards the end of the season. 
One other thing with the  Revenue sharring half a dozen teams pocket the money they get. Instead of building a better team. What's up with that?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/18/06 at 1:13 pm



This would be the order:
AL East                       
1. NYY 90-57
2. Det 89-59
3. Tor 79-70
4. Bos 79-69
5. Clev 69-79
6. Balt  63-85
7. TB  57-92         

AL West
1. MIN 88-61
2. Oak  85-62
3. CWS- 84- 64
4. ANA  80-69
5. Tex  75- 74
6. Seattle 70- 78
7. KC 58-91

NL East
1. NYM 90-58
2. Phillie 76-72
3. FL 74-74
4. ATL 71-77
5. MIL 67-82
6. WA 65-84
7. PIT  63-87
8. CHC 60-89

NL West
1. STL 79-68
2. CIN 79-68 (this is based on Cincinatti being in NL west vs NL East, hypothetically)
3. LAD 78-70
4. SD 77-70
5. SF 74-74
6. AZ 71-77
7. HOU 71-76
8. COL 68-80

SO IF there were only 2 divisions per League, Hell ya.. I'd take those odds. and I'd say see ya NY in the playoffs ! (which I'll probably be saying anyway.. :P) 
                                                           


Cincy doesn't currently have a winning record. Furthermore, I'd put them in the East and Chicago Cubbies in the West, since Cincinnati is geographically east of Chicago.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/18/06 at 3:12 pm


I used to be a big fan of the two divisions. But when they split to the three and the wild card.  It has changed Baseball.
1 Team attendance has risen 38%  in cities stat have a shot for the wild card.
2 Team  memorabilia sales has risen 48%
3 Local team ratings on TV in cities that still have a shot at the wild card went up 41%

Now before all this happend. The casual fan didn't add a whole lot to these numbers. In 64% of teams that fell out of contention with the two division race. All the above stats dropped.
So for those that say it didn't make a difference better go to MLB.com and check the numbers yourselves.
The new playoff format has done everything to help Baseball with the godalmighty dollar.
Now what I don't like about the new system is the way teams play each other 19 times in their own division.  But under this system teams have a better shot at the playoffs then before. The wild card has changed the way baseball is played.  Is this a good thing or bad thing I can't say.  I just know it does make for better baseball down the home stretch towards the end of the season. 
One other thing with the  Revenue sharring half a dozen teams pocket the money they get. Instead of building a better team. What's up with that?



Where are your sources that you culled those percentages from? 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/18/06 at 3:16 pm

I actually went to the White Sox and A's game this past Saturday. It was a wonderful game. It had it's ups and downs, but we won in the end. A great rally for us!  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/18/06 at 3:27 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/18/06 at 3:48 pm


The wild-card may just be a team's only hope sometimes, and if it's available - why not aim for it if you can't quite reach the top of the division? There are many teams who are deserving of that chance.



I've already said why I don't like the Wild Card.  #1 teams should have to play #1 teams to advance in the playoffs.  It's about the best, not the also-rans.  I also said that if a Wild Card team wins the World Series , I don't say they don't deserve it.....I say the system that allowed them to win in the first place is flawed.  They beat the teams, they deserve the trophy.....but if Pud Lite hadn't re-aligned the leagues, they would have been playing golf at the time. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/18/06 at 6:18 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/18/06 at 6:38 pm


Cincy doesn't currently have a winning record. Furthermore, I'd put them in the East and Chicago Cubbies in the West, since Cincinnati is geographically east of Chicago.

This was a hypothetical division based on SM's NL East /West divisions. Cincy and Pittsburg were left out inadvertantly, so divided as so. And the standings I posted were from Foxsports as of the post time yesterday. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/18/06 at 6:45 pm


This was a hypothetical division based on SM's NL East /West divisions. Cincy and Pittsburg were left out inadvertantly, so divided as so. And the standings I posted were from Foxsports as of the post time yesterday. 

Actually, I stand corrected. I think the Cincy standing was a typo on my part, as I'm looking at the Foxsports standings today and Cincy's W/L record thus far is 73- 76 . Oops.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/18/06 at 10:07 pm

Joe Torre is going to kill me. 



No seriously.  He's going to cause me to have a stroke and I am going to die.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/19/06 at 9:18 am

Holy cow!

:o

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 9:24 am


Actually, I stand corrected. I think the Cincy standing was a typo on my part, as I'm looking at the Foxsports standings today and Cincy's W/L record thus far is 73- 76 . Oops.

Thought so. O0

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 9:26 am

How about them Dodgers? A day after the Padres pushed their way back into first place, the Dodgers got their lead back with an 11-10 win in 10 innings! :o :o They were down 9-5 in the 9th...but then they hit four straight home runs to tie it up...how often does that happen?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/19/06 at 10:14 am


How about them Dodgers? A day after the Padres pushed their way back into first place, the Dodgers got their lead back with an 11-10 win in 10 innings! :o :o They were down 9-5 in the 9th...but then they hit four straight home runs to tie it up...how often does that happen?

The last time that happened was in 1964 by the Twins I think. :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/19/06 at 10:39 am

Here is another question popping around Baseball. If Frank Howard passes the 61 homer mark this year should they wipe out the Bonds, McGwire and Sosa's homers? A very interesting question.
Now as for the wild card it was voted on by the owners, they want to addopt a more NFL frame of style of playoffs. There is even talks of when they expand again of having two wildcard teams playing two division winners with the other one with the best record of getting a bye in the first round. So to me that sounds a lot like the NFL format. 
This whole idea sounds good but to me I think it is a ploy to keep the Anti-trust law in effect. With Senator McCain pushing to get rid of Baseballs Anti-trust and to have a national l drug testing for all sports. I think Baseball would do anything to keep that Anti-trust that Congress gave them back in the days after the Black Sox scandal.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 3:22 pm


The last time that happened was in 1964 by the Twins I think. :D

Four back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/19/06 at 3:45 pm


Here is another question popping around Baseball. If Frank Howard passes the 61 homer mark this year should they wipe out the Bonds, McGwire and Sosa's homers? A very interesting question.
Now as for the wild card it was voted on by the owners, they want to addopt a more NFL frame of style of playoffs. There is even talks of when they expand again of having two wildcard teams playing two division winners with the other one with the best record of getting a bye in the first round. So to me that sounds a lot like the NFL format. 
This whole idea sounds good but to me I think it is a ploy to keep the Anti-trust law in effect. With Senator McCain pushing to get rid of Baseballs Anti-trust and to have a national l drug testing for all sports. I think Baseball would do anything to keep that Anti-trust that Congress gave them back in the days after the Black Sox scandal.



Frank Howard?  It's Ryan Howard.  And no it wouldn't wipe out the Bonds HR record....McGwire and Sosa don't have one anymore....since Bonds broke them.  The only way whatever number Ryan Howard ends up with would supercede Bonds' record is if MLB chooses to either erase it from the books or put an asterisk next to it.  Neither will happen, so don't worry about it.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/19/06 at 4:19 pm

WOO HOO-My Mets are in the playoffs.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/19/06 at 4:23 pm


WOO HOO-My Mets are in the playoffs.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat


I'm so happy for you, Cat! It's well deserved!  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/19/06 at 4:26 pm


I'm so happy for you, Cat! It's well deserved!  :)



Thanks-and you are right, it is well deserved. My boys have had one hell of a season but it is not over yet. We can't celebrate just yet.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 4:32 pm



Thanks-and you are right, it is well deserved. My boys have had one hell of a season but it is not over yet. We can't celebrate just yet.




Cat

But your team did clinch the division...so you will finish in first place no matter what happens. :) I'm just glad that the Braves have finally gone back to their pre-1991 selves.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/19/06 at 5:03 pm


The last time that happened was in 1964 by the Twins I think. :D

Are you sure you're not from MinnEsooDaH???  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/19/06 at 5:08 pm



Thanks-and you are right, it is well deserved. My boys have had one hell of a season but it is not over yet. We can't celebrate just yet.




Cat


Your welcome. Yes, the best is yet to come, now that the playoffs will be starting soon. I think the A's are pretty much in it, but I can't quite hold my breath yet. And once they do get in the playoffs, I just hope and pray we can finally get past the first match.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/19/06 at 6:30 pm

The Twins are playing the Red Sox, so for probably the only time this season, Abix and I are on the same side of the coin with that.  GO TWINKIES!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 11:49 pm

^ I saw on the ESPN Bottomline that the Twins had won. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/19/06 at 11:53 pm


^ I saw on the ESPN Bottomline that the Twins had won. :)



I've known they won for several hours now.  They won before our game was over.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/19/06 at 11:54 pm



I've known they won for several hours now.  They won before our game was over.
what, the yankees game?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 12:32 am


What game, the Yankees game?



No, the Milwaukee Brewers. 






Yes, the Yankees.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/20/06 at 12:34 am



No, the Milwaukee Brewers. 






Yes, the Yankees.

Oh...you sure it's not the Marlins game?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 9:45 pm

YANKEES WIN THE AL EAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/20/06 at 10:14 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 10:16 pm


Congrats to the Yankees (my 2nd favorite team, by the way :) ) AND.. I have to say, if we can overtake the Tigers for the division lead.. We won't be facing you :P AND... there's something to be said about crushing one out past the GREEN MONSTER, when it's NOT  a BOSOX batter!! woohoo Twinkies...!  Nothing sweeter than beating the vile Boston Redsox in their own backyard.  Terry Francona and that big wad of sheeeiit in his mouth... it looks like he's chewing on his damn tongue... Vile I say, Vile!!!  And I believe tomorrow, we just might bring some brooms and do some housekeeping at Fenway.. and last but not least, this is the only time in the season, you'll ever hear Twins and Twins fans hoping Chicago wins..  (though looks like they blew it tonight) .



I hope you crush, annihilate and destroy them tomorrow.  I mean, do it so bad that Johan Santana pitches....just for the hell of it.  They have nothing to play for now.


We have an off-day tomorrow, so it'll be fun to watch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/20/06 at 10:28 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 10:29 pm


Well we held our own against Wakefield and Schilling with our 2 rookie starters... so hopefully will be a piece of cake for the AL leading Pitcher JOHAN SANTANA... Did I mention Johan Santana?? Leading in Wins, Leading in ERA? Leading in STRIKEOUTS... "Got Johan?"



Seriously....wipe the f*cking floor with those losers.  I'm even buying some Twinkies when I do the shopping tomorrow to eat in tribute if you do. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/20/06 at 10:34 pm

:) great.. have one for me too :)

oh and let me rephrase my previous post.. Johan is not the leading AL pitcher.. but THE Leading Pitcher in the entire League! If I sound like I'm bragging, well... it's because I am ! :P  I'm just feeling really good about my guys right now.!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/21/06 at 7:15 pm

The DUD-gers dropped two in a row to Erin's Pirates...and are now in second place in the NL Worst, and tied (I think) with the Phillies for the Wildcard lead. >:(

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/21/06 at 7:22 pm

OMG! I think I'm gonna have a damn stroke!! Johan is having an off night, which is completely unlike him... WE NEED THIS.. We just slid into first place in the AL Central.. We NEED this.. Please God, don't let us lose!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/21/06 at 7:23 pm

I'll be back.. Please God.. Please... Let us win.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/21/06 at 7:24 pm


OMG! I think I'm gonna have a damn stroke!! Johan is having an off night, which is completely unlike him... WE NEED THIS.. We just slid into first place in the AL Central.. We NEED this.. Please God, don't let us lose!!

You guys knocked off the Tigers? :o :o I must've missed that.

Congratz to your team. O0 I would give you an applause, but it hasn't been 24 full hours since I last did that.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/21/06 at 7:32 pm

A's magic number is 4. We're so close, I can taste it  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 8:06 pm


I'll be back.. Please God.. Please... Let us win.



I'll throw in a few "Please God"s as well. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/21/06 at 8:09 pm

My beloved Santana had a terrible night. He had 2 errors (his first of the entire season)... and left the game with the score 4-0. BUT.. we are a TEAM... it doesn't rest on 1 man's shoulders... so let's see how this plays out. Big Papi, (a former Twin) got a Boston Redsox Record 51 Homeruns.. Santana, being the class act that he is, tipped his  hat to Ortiz.  SM , are ya eating those Twinkies?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 8:15 pm


My beloved Santana had a terrible night. He had 2 errors (his first of the entire season)... and left the game with the score 4-0. BUT.. we are a TEAM... it doesn't rest on 1 man's shoulders... so let's see how this plays out. Big Papi, (a former Twin) got a Boston Redsox Record 51 Homeruns.. Santana, being the class act that he is, tipped his  hat to Ortiz.  SM , are ya eating those Twinkies?



Yeah, I've had 2 already.  I might need to eat more.  I'm happy for Ortiz in the sick way that it's all their pathetic team gets to celebrate this year. 


BTW, if you want a Johan Santana avatar, I think I can find one for you.  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/21/06 at 8:18 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 8:36 pm


sure.. and I love the Jeter ones too
if you could part with them?




Sure! 

Here's 3 different Santana avs...choose which one you like:


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2633/acecj7.png

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/696/7200ha3.png

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4051/5377yv6.png


Here are my two Jeter icons:

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2374/2pg0.png

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9264/djfm3.jpg


I can probably find more Santana avs if I look through all my folders. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/21/06 at 8:52 pm

Don't know if the Twins  are gonna come back in this one Santana was owned tonight.  :D :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 8:54 pm


Don't know if the Twins  are gonna come back in this one Santana was owned tonight.  :D :D



You know, on the baseball forums I belong to, this would be called "baiting".  Not nice. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nupur on 09/21/06 at 8:56 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 8:58 pm


you're so kind.


anyways...big papi has 52 HR's on the season now ;D



Well, your team had a shot until they fell apart.  Your "genius" GM should have tried to do more at the trade deadline to fix the holes your team had.  Ours did.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/21/06 at 9:13 pm

Santana had a bad night.. BUT.. he's still #1 in my book .. oh wait.. in the MLB book too.   Damn Bosox .. where'd that Beckett come from anyway?? :P  But hey.. my only consolation is, Bosox most likely will be WATCHING my boys come October.


Hey thanks, for the avatars, SM.. I saved them all. I actually have a  NY Yankees folder and a Twins folder on my pc.. as well as a generic baseball folder for other baseball tidbits that I like to hang onto. Thanks a bunch :) I'd give ya Karma, but it hasn't been 24 hours yet.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/21/06 at 11:44 pm



You know, on the baseball forums I belong to, this would be called "baiting".  Not nice. 


hey I'm not baiting he just looked off tonight. And one other thing this year I've noticed,  normally this time of year we have a few 20 game winners,  this year not yet  Sides I think the Twins can get past the Tigers for the division. The Tigers are playing sub 500 since the all star break. The Yanks have the best shot for home field through out the playoffs in the AL.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/22/06 at 5:56 am

Well we were first place in the divison for all of about 3 hours..  ::). But hey.. it aint over til it's over.. Go TWINS!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 09/22/06 at 10:42 am

I think the two teams to watch in the AL Playoffs are the Yanks with the great starting lineup and the Oakland A's since they are getting a healthy Harden back. I don't like the Tigers chances as much as I did before their pitching started to fall apart. And the Twins everytime they play the Yanks in the playoffs in the last few years, only Santana has been the one to beat them. They have lost in the first round to them.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/22/06 at 12:09 pm


Well we were first place in the divison for all of about 3 hours..  ::). But hey.. it aint over til it's over.. Go TWINS!!

Yeah, I found out what happened to you guys last nite. :-\\ I hope they win tonite!


On a side note, my L.A. Dudgers avoided a sweep by the Pirates (who've been playing a little better as of late)...this weekend we will play the Deebacks, and I found out that tomorrow night's game might be televised after all! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/22/06 at 1:51 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/22/06 at 3:33 pm


Where are you finding these? I have the hardest time finding them!!



The Jeter one in the lockerroom I made myself.....the others are from a baseball icon community on LJ that I belong to.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/22/06 at 3:59 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/22/06 at 4:18 pm


I see.. okay, well, that helps a bit. I am having a difficult time finding anything A's related. Yet, I may just not be looking hard enough.



Do you want avatars of specific players?  I can search through my folders on my computer and see what I have.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/22/06 at 11:46 pm

I guess Detroit had some fight left after all.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/23/06 at 6:30 pm

In fact, one would have to say that Detroit is lucky that they get KC at this point in the season, since they're whipping on poor All-Star Mark Redman right now :D  8 runs and only one out in the opening frame...yikes!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/24/06 at 11:29 pm

Hehehe.... Atlanta Braves are eliminated! :D >:D They lost to the Coloradio Rockies today.

I am SOOOO happy we don't have to listen to the tomohawk chant during the postseason!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/24/06 at 11:29 pm

Ummm, the Braves have been out of it since about late June/early July.  No big surprise really.....I live down here.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/24/06 at 11:32 pm

That's right...you live in the state of Georgia. Just outta curiosity, where is Alpharetta in relation to Atlanta?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/24/06 at 11:33 pm


That's right...you live in the state of Georgia. Just outta curiosity, where is Alpharetta in relation to Atlanta?



About 20 miles north.  It's the wealthiest suburb.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/26/06 at 8:17 pm

My beloved Twins are guaranteed the Wild Card spot... but we are aiming for the Division.. I am praying Detroit loses and we win our homestand... I don't want to celebrate too much too soon, because last time I bragged, the redsox made Johan their bitch.  Let's pray he has a good night tonight. So far KC is leading 2 to 1 but it's still early ... GO TWINS!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/26/06 at 10:00 pm

Twins Win :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/26/06 at 10:03 pm

Joe Torre makes me weep.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/27/06 at 12:10 am

Oakland wins the AL West.....thank God.  WE DON'T HAVE TO PLAY ANAHEIM THIS YEAR!!!!!!


*throws confetti*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/27/06 at 12:57 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/27/06 at 4:51 pm


  Let's Go A's !
I'm very happy for my home team and hope that it will be A's vs Yankees in the championship series. It was fun watching them celebrate in the clubhouse pouring and spraying champagne to celebrate being crowned AL West Champs


Same here, Mike. I AM SO happy! I am excited that most of us on here have had such luck with some of our favorite teams! Now, bring the playoffs on!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 09/27/06 at 11:01 pm

Still glued to Philly vs. Washington, at 5:05am.. we're currently at the bottom of the tenth and I've no idea which way this is going. One heck of a game.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 09/27/06 at 11:13 pm

And, due to time constraints, we're skipping inning eleven and twelve..

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/27/06 at 11:15 pm

Yankees 16

Orioles 5



HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/06 at 1:39 am


Same here, Mike. I AM SO happy! I am excited that most of us on here have had such luck with some of our favorite teams! Now, bring the playoffs on!!
Yeah, it's fun when your team is winning. I've been going to the Oakland Coliseum (Macafee) to watch the A's since 1979 and have seen many great ballplayers come and go, from their team and the opponents. I've been to a few playoff games and a couple of World Series games there. I like that ballpark because it is so easy to get there and easy to get out and on the freeway and home afterwards. and the dang Hot Links are pretty good too.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/28/06 at 12:31 pm


Still glued to Philly vs. Washington, at 5:05am.. we're currently at the bottom of the tenth and I've no idea which way this is going. One heck of a game.


Nats lost, 8-7 in 15 innings. They had a golden opportunity to bring home the winning run in the 9th inning with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on whatever batter with two out! :o One more pitch, and the winning run could've been walked in. I was hoping Philly would lose so that the Dodgers could gain another game on them in the WC race.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/28/06 at 1:03 pm


Yeah, it's fun when your team is winning. I've been going to the Oakland Coliseum (Macafee) to watch the A's since 1979 and have seen many great ballplayers come and go, from their team and the opponents. I've been to a few playoff games and a couple of World Series games there. I like that ballpark because it is so easy to get there and easy to get out and on the freeway and home afterwards. and the dang Hot Links are pretty good too.


Yes, it's pretty easy to navigate around that coliseum. The SF one, you're parking into neverland and throughout the game you're freezing your ass off.  ;D

I use to love the smell of the garlic fries and eating the hot dogs and getting Carnation Malts! I've been going to that stadium since 1991, which is as far as I remember :0)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Bobo on 09/28/06 at 2:10 pm

I saw the last couple of innings, and the game finished around 5:50am, which is the latest a game has finished since forever..

Very.. very exciting. Roll on 2am Monday morning!

Nats lost, 8-7 in 15 innings. They had a golden opportunity to bring home the winning run in the 9th inning with the bases loaded and a 3-2 count on whatever batter with two out! :o One more pitch, and the winning run could've been walked in. I was hoping Philly would lose so that the Dodgers could gain another game on them in the WC race.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 8:05 pm


Yes, it's pretty easy to navigate around that coliseum. The SF one, you're parking into neverland and throughout the game you're freezing your ass off.  ;D


I started going to A's games the year they last won the World Series (1989) and I thought it was cool.  The problem is that the Oakland Coliseum is so old and the way it's set up to be both a football/baseball stadium, the foul area is humongous.  It's sorta like the old Vet in Philly but without astroturf ;)

I liked SBC/AT&T/Pac Bell/Whatever Park when I went, the right field peep-holes are a nice touch and the splash hits are also good for the fans.  The park has good sightlines all around and you don't feel like you're 8 miles away from the action like you would if you were in Oakland.  I do agree that Oakland's stadium is much more accessible than the SF park though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/06 at 8:15 pm


I started going to A's games the year they last won the World Series (1989) and I thought it was cool.  The problem is that the Oakland Coliseum is so old and the way it's set up to be both a football/baseball stadium, the foul area is humongous.  It's sorta like the old Vet in Philly but without astroturf ;)

I liked SBC/AT&T/Pac Bell/Whatever Park when I went, the right field peep-holes are a nice touch and the splash hits are also good for the fans.  The park has good sightlines all around and you don't feel like you're 8 miles away from the action like you would if you were in Oakland.  I do agree that Oakland's stadium is much more accessible than the SF park though.
Pac Bell, SBC, now AT&T is an awesome stadium and the views of the Bay Area are spectacular. There are seats where you can see the yachts and the ferry's unloading people at the dock where the stairs lead up to the ballpark. The free viewing area from right field is so cool, I mean, it's free to watch MLB there, and you're justa few feet from the field. & the smell of garlic fries everywhere. It's the best park around, but a nightmare getting in & out, especially out.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 8:36 pm

My friend and I were going to try to sneak a peak at Game 5 of the 2002 World Series but they instituted a 15-minute viewing limit and the line was insane so we ended up watching it on TV.  Too bad the next couple games sucked, hehehe.

I think SBC/etc. Park is more accessible than the old Candlestick Park.  You can take BART/Muni to it or walk to it from the Wharf.  Candlestick is out in the boonies where you have to have a car or ride a bus that only runs like once or twice all day, not very convenient...Oakland is definitely much better in terms of the public transportation since all you have to do is hop on the BART and the stadium is right next to the station. 

Now Wrigley Field is a b!tch to find parking around, thank goodness for the "El" train :P  But the last time we went, we were able to just squat our car in one spot throughout the game and the rain delay and I guess the meter maid was asleep because we didn't get ticketed :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/06 at 10:00 pm


My friend and I were going to try to sneak a peak at Game 5 of the 2002 World Series but they instituted a 15-minute viewing limit and the line was insane so we ended up watching it on TV.  Too bad the next couple games sucked, hehehe.

I think SBC/etc. Park is more accessible than the old Candlestick Park.  You can take BART/Muni to it or walk to it from the Wharf.  Candlestick is out in the boonies where you have to have a car or ride a bus that only runs like once or twice all day, not very convenient...Oakland is definitely much better in terms of the public transportation since all you have to do is hop on the BART and the stadium is right next to the station. 

Now Wrigley Field is a b!tch to find parking around, thank goodness for the "El" train :P  But the last time we went, we were able to just squat our car in one spot throughout the game and the rain delay and I guess the meter maid was asleep because we didn't get ticketed :D
AT&T Park is so much closer to East Bay, just on the other side of the Bay Bridge, whereas Candlestick was way in the hell over in South San Fran., a long ways away for me. I worked in concession at Candlestick twice as a donation of my time to help my friend's daughter and her high school cheerleader group earn money. NEVER AGAIN!!!!  OMG, you work your ass off and i wanted to watch the games. One was the 49ers when Steve Young was still around, the other was the Giants. I'm so glad the Giants moved closer. Even though Oakland is old, and not that fancy, I like going there because I just wanna watch the game. I think the only other ballpark I've been to is the old Angels Stadium in Anaheim before it became Edison.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 10:18 pm

The Oakland fans make the A's home games a fun experience so it more than makes up for the crappy stadium :D

We drove by the KC Royals stadium...that was nice, even in the dead of night.  The Royals don't deserve that stadium :P

We also drove by the new Busch Stadium and it looked great from the outside, one can only imagine what it looks like on the inside.

While the White Sox stadium (US Cellular/Comiskey/whatever) looks newer and is more than adequate, it still doesn't beat a nice day game at good ol' Wrigley :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/06 at 10:27 pm


My friend and I were going to try to sneak a peak at Game 5 of the 2002 World Series but they instituted a 15-minute viewing limit and the line was insane so we ended up watching it on TV. 
Is there a sign there at the peephole area saying how long people can stand before they have to move along?  The games I've gone too haven't been sold out and we were able to stand there pretty much as long as we wanted. I love the Willie Mays statue out front. 


The Oakland fans make the A's home games a fun experience so it more than makes up for the crappy stadium :D

We drove by the KC Royals stadium...that was nice, even in the dead of night.  The Royals don't deserve that stadium :P

We also drove by the new Busch Stadium and it looked great from the outside, one can only imagine what it looks like on the inside.

While the White Sox stadium (US Cellular/Comiskey/whatever) looks newer and is more than adequate, it still doesn't beat a nice day game at good ol' Wrigley :)
so you've been to quite a few ballparks, that's cool. I have a friend that took a baseball vacation. He went on a road trip from California to St Louis, watched a Cardinals game, went to the Hall Of Fame at Cooperstown, and caught a couple other games at different ballparks. I'd love to do that, and I'd like to go to Iowa and visit the Field Of Dreams, all the while sampling the good ballpark cuisine. We need to add that to the food section.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 10:32 pm


Is there a sign there at the peephole area saying how long people can stand before they have to move along?  The games I've gone too haven't been sold out and we were able to stand there pretty much as long as we wanted. I love the Willie Mays statue out front. 


I believe it was something they did just during the home games for the World Series.  Otherwise I have no idea.  They also had that Taco Bell thing in the middle of McCovey Cove where if anyone smacked a home run ball into it, everyone in the country would get a free taco between 2 and 4 on some random day :D

There's also a sculpture of Willie McCovey, methinks. 




so you've been to quite a few ballparks, that's cool. I have a friend that took a baseball vacation. He went on a road trip from California to St Louis, watched a Cardinals game, went to the Hall Of Fame at Cooperstown, and caught a couple other games at different ballparks. I'd love to do that, and I'd like to go to Iowa and visit the Field Of Dreams, all the while sampling the good ballpark cuisine. We need to add that to the food section.


I've been to the outside of a lot of ballparks (including the Skydome in Toronto and the now useless Olympic Stadium in Montreal) but I only entered a select few.  The MasterCard commercials with the roadtripping buddies was pretty cool, it might be fun to do if I had tons of money and free time :D


By the way, how about that Joe Mauer eh?  Couldn't buy a hit for a while and then hits a homer to keep the game going...Detroit and Minnesota are now tied for the division lead.

There was a sports opinion that suggested that Minnesota would be better off playing New York rather than Oakland in the first round, but I don't think either Detroit or Minnesota is going to intentionally tank the division just to do that...although it is seeming that Detroit doesn't want anything to do with Oakland in the first round right about now ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/06 at 10:39 pm


I've been to the outside of a lot of ballparks (including the Skydome in Toronto and the now useless Olympic Stadium in Montreal) but I only entered a select few.  The MasterCard commercials with the roadtripping buddies was pretty cool, it might be fun to do if I had tons of money and free time :D
By the way, how about that Joe Mauer eh?  Couldn't buy a hit for a while and then hits a homer to keep the game going...Detroit and Minnesota are now tied for the division lead.

There was a sports opinion that suggested that Minnesota would be better off playing New York rather than Oakland in the first round, but I don't think either Detroit or Minnesota is going to intentionally tank the division just to do that...although it is seeming that Detroit doesn't want anything to do with Oakland in the first round right about now ;)
The skydome where the cameraman caught a couple with their window open in the ballpark hotel and they were getting it on  ;D. Is this a great pasttime or what? As for Mauer, there are always these  unlikely heros at the most unlikely time, always baffles me when the weakest link has a moment of heroics. They're all good teams so the playoffs should be intense. I can't wait, my favorite time of the season, because the playoff games are usually better than the World Series which is a media circus.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 10:54 pm

The game in DC just barely got started!  :o  It's gonna be way past 1 or 2 by the time this one's done :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/28/06 at 10:58 pm

Thus endeth any legitimate shot for the Mets...

Pedro is out

Bummer.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/29/06 at 12:13 am

Wrigley Field is the most beautiful ballpark I've ever watched a game in.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/29/06 at 1:03 am

I hope there are no Cardinals fans around, but damn......your team is taking it up the pooper in the worst freakin' way.  An 8 game lead in the division whittled down to a

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/29/06 at 1:05 am

speaking of Wrigley Field, the town I grew up in is scheduled to open up their new Softball Sports Park on Oct. 21. http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xUSthxFUToBjnijzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=13ang2s89/EXP=1159595922/**http%3a//www.ci.redding.ca.us/comsrv/sports_complex/graphics/sports_complex_bld_logo.jpg  Big league Dreams with 6 replica Major League ballparks. They will have Fenway, Edison, Tiger, Polo Grounds, Yankee, and Wrigley. They replica fields have backdrops that have replica fans in the stands and as a fund raiser they charged whoever wanted to, $20 to have your pic taken and added to the backdrop as a Face in the Crowd. My 2 friends & I did this and I talked to the recreation dept. today & they said we will appear on more than 1 field and we have to find ourselves, so i can't wait to see my mug on the backdrop, especially since this is my hometown where I grew up as a kid & played my first baseball & softball there, so it is kind of like being immortalized.  8)
here is Wrigley
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5qg3tBxFx6sAcj6jzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12fehpbet/EXP=1159595447/**http%3a//www.bigleaguedreams.com/images/replica_wrigley01.jpg

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mx0thxFeC0Ah6ajzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=12gvja3aa/EXP=1159596020/**http%3a//www.bigleaguedreams.com/images/parkpolicies_image.jpg

sorry about all the pics but it's an amazing complex and I've played at the one in Redding, Ca. & the one in Fresno, Ca. and they are great for us wannabes. Sunken dugouts, all artificial turf fields. very nice.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 09/29/06 at 9:35 am

Twins are tied with the Tigers for 1st place. We play the Whitesox our closing weekend , Tigers play KC. Now KC can't be written off as an easy team to beat, because they gave us a run for our money this last 4 game series.. So with a lot of prayer, a lot of hits from Torii , Justin, Cuddy, Joe and the boys, and great pitching, we should be able to hold our own against these dreadful scoundrels from the southside of Chicago.  Oh yeah, and hopefully catch a Tiger or two by the tail... Division title here we come :)  GO TWINS!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/29/06 at 9:35 pm

We just won, so if both Minnesota and Detroit lose tonight.....the Yankees get HFA throughout the playoffs. 


Edit: Minnesota just lost.....now come on KC. 


Edit2:  YAY!!!  WE HAVE HFA!!!!!!!!!  WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/30/06 at 12:19 am

DODGERS WIN, 4-3!!!! PADRES LOSE!!!! 8)

So now LAD (who had a good time sweeping COL yesterday in a game that had 30 total runs) is tied for first in the NL West with SD, with two left to play.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/30/06 at 5:18 am

ALBERT DID IT AGAIN!

Just when it looked like the Astros could take first in the NL Central Albert Pujols and Preston Wilson clubbed together to help beat the Brewers.

If the Cards win and the Astros lose today, we're in the playoffs... By the skin of our teeth.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/06 at 4:19 pm


DODGERS WIN, 4-3!!!! PADRES LOSE!!!! 8)

So now LAD (who had a good time sweeping COL yesterday in a game that had 30 total runs) is tied for first in the NL West with SD, with two left to play.



I noticed that. They are both 3 games out with 2 games to play. Should be interesting.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/30/06 at 5:01 pm

CARDS WIN!!

Now all we need is for the Braves to beat Houston and we win the division!!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/30/06 at 5:14 pm


CARDS WIN!!

Now all we need is for the Braves to beat Houston and we win the division!!



Barely.  You're lucky Albert Pujols didn't get a hernia carrying the team on his back.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 09/30/06 at 5:20 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/30/06 at 5:28 pm


I know! Tell me about it, I know!

So we moved in to a new stadium right, all us wonderful little tax paying fans built this new stadium. (Which I was one of the first few members of the public to see) We figure, great, some investment in the team.. noooo.
Big hole left from Larry Walker and Reggie Sanders leaving, the pitching staff is raped and who do we sign? Junior.. spivey.... ... Juan Encarnacion... ooohh, I can see Dusty Baker quivering with fear.

Carpenter and Pujols should be Cy Young and MVP again.



If Albert doesn't win the MVP, it'll be a crime.  I can see reasons to give it to Ryan Howard, but if the Phillies don't make the playoffs and the Cardinals do, what Albert did to get them there will go way above Howard's HR total. 

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Written By: La Roche on 09/30/06 at 5:31 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/30/06 at 5:33 pm


Correct.

Ryan Howard has had a great season, but if the Phillies don't make the playoffs.. then he obviously didn't do enough.



I often wonder if Albert would just randomly walk up and down the Cardinals lockerroom these last few games screaming "You all.....f*cking.....SUCK!  SUCK!  SUCK! SUCK!"



I know I would.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/30/06 at 6:36 pm

Well...the Dodgers and Padres have both clinched playoff berths by winning their respective games today. However, they still remain tied atop the NL West. If LAD and SD should finish tied atop the division tomorrow, then the division title would go to the Padres because they won the season series against the Dodgers.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/06 at 6:50 pm


Well...the Dodgers and Padres have both clinched playoff berths by winning their respective games today. However, they still remain tied atop the NL West. If LAD and SD should finish tied atop the division tomorrow, then the division title would go to the Padres because they won the season series against the Dodgers.



I thought that they would play a mini-series to determine who comes out on top if they tied.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/30/06 at 6:57 pm



I thought that they would play a mini-series to determine who comes out on top if they tied.


The tie-breaker rules are kinda weird.  I think that they use the season-series first, and if that's tied, then they do a one-game playoff to determine the winner. 

On another note, Julio Franco has driven in more runs than Milwaukee, Texas, and Arizona today...combined.  And the game's not even over yet.

Long live Julio Franco.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/30/06 at 6:58 pm



I thought that they would play a mini-series to determine who comes out on top if they tied.




Cat

You mean like a playoff game? No, they won't do that. They would do that, however, if the Phils and Dodgers finished in a tie for the wildcard spot. They'd play a tiebreaker game on Monday. But the Phils are out of it now.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/30/06 at 7:07 pm

I have mixed feelings. The Phillies have been eliminated today, though I wish they could have made
the play-offs I am kind of relieved they didn't. The past few years the Phillies have missed the play-offs
by one or two games and the organization says "See, we are competitive," and they do nothing to
improve the team. If they made the play-offs this year they would have done nothing to improve This
team.They middle relief and starting pitching, a catcher, a left fielder, and a third baseman. Not to
mention a manager who knows how to double switch. They better do something this off season.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 09/30/06 at 7:35 pm

Sorry the Phillies underachieved this year.

On the plus side, long live fandom:

MLB sets attendance record

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/30/06 at 8:05 pm



I thought that they would play a mini-series to determine who comes out on top if they tied.




Cat




Oh heck no.  Not right before the ALDS.  That is the mini-series, for all intents and purposes.  The same thing happened last season with the Yankees and the Red Sox.  Both teams finished the year with the same record, but the Yankees won the season series 10-9, so they won the division.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 09/30/06 at 11:08 pm

...and similarly, in 2001, the Cardinals and Astros finished with identical records atop the NL Central, but the Cardinals won the season series against the Astros and hence the division.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/01/06 at 1:19 am

The rules are quite clear on the mini series.  It has always been this way for both leagues.
The Nl and Al both used different formats. The Al was always the 1 game playoff. The Nl used pretty much what ever was needed.(G)  It goes way back. Three times  the Nl used a 1 game playoff since the first  split in divisions. The other two times teams have been tied in the NL Division they used the 2 out 3 format. They kept the one game playoff for the wild card teams in both leagues now. And the game even counts in the standings.  The most noted 2 out of 3 series, was when the Giants won the pennant  on the shot heard around world.  Bobby Thomson famous homer in game 3 of their playoff in 1951.
  In the Al there have been 3 one game playoffs. The most noted in recent times, 1978 the 1 game playoff between Boston and New York. Which New York won.  Which is why both leagues try to make sure that the teams play a odd number of games with teams in other division.  But it does not work out that way all the time with the new split three divisions and inter league play.  Plus they plan on adding two more teams to each league. I don't know when it will happened but it was approved at the winter meetings two years ago.

If anyone wants to check it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Game_Playoff


:)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/01/06 at 1:44 am

Hey just adding this for chuckles.

Bobby Thomson's Famous Homer Lives On

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by Harvey Frommer

Throughout the long history of baseball there have been poignant, exciting, dramatic moments. But very few can compare to what happened on October 3, 1951 at the old Polo Grounds in New York City.

Some refer to that time as "The Miracle at Coogan's Bluff." Others, especially in Brooklyn, call it "Dat Day." But no matter what label is applied it was a time to remember.

It was a time when the Giants played out of the Polo Grounds in Manhattan and the Dodgers entertained millions in their tiny Brooklyn ballpark, Ebbets Field. It was a time of tremendous fan devotion to each team.

In July Brooklyn manager Charlie Dressen had bragged, "The Giants is dead." It seemed to aptly describe the plight of Leo Durocher's team. For on August 12 the Giants trailed the Dodgers by 13 1/2 games in the standings.

Then, incredibly, the Giants locked into what has been called "The Miracle Run." They won 37 of their final 44 games - 16 of them in one frenetic stretch - and closed the gap.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime situation," recalls Monte Irvin, who batted .312 that year for the Giants. "We kept on winning. The Dodgers kept on losing. It seemed like we beat everybody in the seventh, eighth and ninth inning.

The Giants and Dodgers finished the season in a flat-footed tie for first-place and met on the first day of October in the first game of the first play-off in the history of the National League. The teams split the first two games setting the stage for the third and final game.

Don Newcombe of the Dodgers was pitted against Sal Maglie of the Giants. Both hurlers had won 23 games during the regular season.

The game began under overcast skies and a threat of rain. Radio play-by-play filtered into schoolrooms, factories, office buildings, city prisons, barbershops.

The Wall Street teletype intermingled stock quotations with play-by-play details of the Giant-Dodger battle.

The game was tied 1-1 after seven innings. Then Brooklyn scored three times in the top of the eighth.

Many of the Dodger fans at the Polo Grounds and the multitude listening to the game on the radio thought that the Giants would not come back.

Durocher and the Giants never gave up. "We knew that Newcombe would make the wrong pitch," said Monte Irvin. "That was his history."

The Giants came to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning - only three outs remained in their miracle season.

Alvin Dark led off with a single through the right side of the infield. Don Mueller slapped the ball past Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges. Irvin fouled out. Whitey Lockman doubled down the left field line. Dark scored.

With runners on second and third Ralph Branca came in to relieve Newcombe. Bobby Thomson waited to bat. Durocher said, "I did not know whether they would pitch to Thomson or not. First base was open. Willie Mays, just a rookie, was on deck."

Veteran New York Giant announcer Russ Hodges described the moment to millions mesmerized at their radios that October afternoon:

"Bobby Thomson up there swinging.... Bobby batting at .292. Branca pitches and Bobby takes a strike call on the inside corner. Lockman without too big of a lead at second but he'll be running like the wind if Thomson hits one.

"Branca throws ... there's a long drive...it's gonna be, I believe. . .' The precise moment was 3:58 P.M., October 3, 1951.

"... the Giants win the pennant!" Hodges screamed the words at the top of his voice, all semblance of journalistic objectivity gone. "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"

Hodges bellowed it out eight times - and then overcome by the moment and voiceless, he had to yield the microphone.

Pandemonium was on parade at the Polo Grounds for hours after the game. For almost half an hour after the epic home run, there were so many phone calls placed by people in Manhattan and Brooklyn that the New York Telephone Company reported service almost broke down.

Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca would play out their major league careers. But the moment they shared - as hero and goat that October day at the Polo Grounds - would link them forever.

» Harvey Frommer is the author of 30 sports books, including "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball,"and "Growing Up Baseball" with Frederic J. Frommer. His latest A YANKEE CENTURY was  published by Berkley in October 2002.

Also by Harvey Frommer
» Remembering the Yankee Clipper: Joe DiMaggio
» Shoeless Joe Remains a Scapegoat
» The Mets Have Always Been Amazing
:)

Oh one more ironic fact that in 1962 the Giants and the Dodgers  played again in a 2 out of 3 series. But this time it was in their new homes in San fran and LA.
which the Giants won that series taking 2 out of 3...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 1:57 am


The rules are quite clear on the mini series.  It has always been this way for both leagues.
The Nl and Al both used different formats. The Al was always the 1 game playoff. The Nl used pretty much what ever was needed.(G)  It goes way back. Three times  the Nl used a 1 game playoff since the first  split in divisions. The other two times teams have been tied in the NL Division they used the 2 out 3 format. They kept the one game playoff for the wild card teams in both leagues now. And the game even counts in the standings.  The most noted 2 out of 3 series, was when the Giants won the pennant  on the shot heard around world.  Bobby Thomson famous homer in game 3 of their playoff in 1951.
  In the Al there have been 3 one game playoffs. The most noted in recent times, 1978 the 1 game playoff between Boston and New York. Which New York won.  Which is why both leagues try to make sure that the teams play a odd number of games with teams in other division.  But it does not work out that way all the time with the new split three divisions and inter league play.  Plus they plan on adding two more teams to each league. I don't know when it will happened but it was approved at the winter meetings two years ago.




MLB tries to avoid one game playoffs by having you play interdivisional rivals an odd number of times so you don't end up with a tied record and a tied season-series record at the end of the year.  The Yankees play all AL East teams 19 times.  That Wikipedia article doesn't really shed any new light on the concept of the one game playoff.  All it does is show the number of times it's been used.  Before the split in 1969 to two divisions per league, a series might have been needed if two teams finished the year with identical records, but now that there are 3 divisions per league, a one game playoff is all that's necessary.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 4:54 am

So the Astros won last night, if they win again today and the Cardinals lose then we'll have to replay the rain out that didn't get played against the Giants tomorrow.
But! If we win and they lose, we'll win the division today.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/01/06 at 1:56 pm


The rules are quite clear on the mini series.  It has always been this way for both leagues.
The Nl and Al both used different formats. The Al was always the 1 game playoff. The Nl used pretty much what ever was needed.(G)  It goes way back. Three times  the Nl used a 1 game playoff since the first  split in divisions. The other two times teams have been tied in the NL Division they used the 2 out 3 format. They kept the one game playoff for the wild card teams in both leagues now. And the game even counts in the standings.  The most noted 2 out of 3 series, was when the Giants won the pennant  on the shot heard around world.  Bobby Thomson famous homer in game 3 of their playoff in 1951.
  In the Al there have been 3 one game playoffs. The most noted in recent times, 1978 the 1 game playoff between Boston and New York. Which New York won.  Which is why both leagues try to make sure that the teams play a odd number of games with teams in other division.  But it does not work out that way all the time with the new split three divisions and inter league play.  Plus they plan on adding two more teams to each league. I don't know when it will happened but it was approved at the winter meetings two years ago.

If anyone wants to check it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Game_Playoff


:)



Thanks for the info.  You learn something new everyday.




Cat

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 2:48 pm

So.. they did it in pathetic fashion but the Cardinals are in the post season.

2006 NL Central Champions!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/01/06 at 3:48 pm

Now all that's yet to be decided is the AL Central champion and the NL West champion. Go Dodgers!!!! :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 5:02 pm


Now all that's yet to be decided is the AL Central champion and the NL West champion. Go Dodgers!!!! :D


Go Padres!  ;)

Nah, just playin' with you Jeff, I don't really care who wins the NL West, both teams will go through.

I would however like to see the Twins win the AL Central. I've always had a secret soft spot for them.. they bring on such good young players but never seem to make it. Nice that they've managed to hold on to some of their best talents and have made a run of things.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/01/06 at 5:05 pm

The Twins DID win the Central because the Tigers seem to like playing the Yankees more than the A's :D

It took til the end of the season, but in the end, the Tigers ran out of steam as predicted...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 5:09 pm

....aaaaaaaaand we get the Tigers.  Should be interesting.  To say the least.  I can see Oakland doing some damage to the Twins.  I fear the A's.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 5:29 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 5:37 pm


My prediction - Twins vs Yankees in the ALCS. Cardinals vs Mets in the NLCS. Even after the awful season they've had.. the Cardinals have something that no other team in Baseball has.. you all know what that is..

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/21/210470.jpg

Albert vs The World.




I think the Mets can beat the Cards.  In a 7 game series, I give a little more credit to the weaker team, because a weak team vs. a strong team in a 5-gamer can get out of hand very quickly.

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Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 5:45 pm

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 5:53 pm


Maybe.

What you have to remember is this.

With a healthy rotation and a healthy Jim Edmonds.. the Cardinals are still one of the best (if not the best) team in the National League (and in the AL I'd pretty much only give the Yankees the nod). I don't like to make excuses, but never have I seen such an injury riddled team get to the post-season.

Question their skill if you will, but you can not question their guts, grit and sheer will to win.

In a 7 game series against a healthy Cardinals team, I think the Mets would have to bust their collective asses. However, considering that there's no way in hell we'd go to Shea with a healthy team.. then I'd say you could well be correct.



I wasn't implying that the Cards would get swept.  I can easily see that series going 7 games, should it happen.  The Cards fought to win the Central, but they also nearly blew it in the process, and that's not necessarily an attack on their talent.  The Mets on the other hand, are without Pedro and while he wasn't 99-01 dominant like he was with the Sox, he was still a presence in the rotation that they'll have to do without.  I don't know if they can beat the Padres (WC, right?), but if they do.....they could very well beat the Cards.  The Cards have the offense to power their way through, but the playoffs are more about luck than skill sometimes.

The Yankees on the other hand, lucked out in a way because they've dominated the Tigers all year and they're coming off a 5-game losing skid INCLUDING getting swept by the Royals.  Having HFA this year might be a difference maker for us.  I'd like no part of the A's in any shape or form, because I think we can take the Twins in a 7-gamer.  Aside from Santana, their rotation is shaky and other than Nathan, they have no pen to speak of.  Our pen isn't exactly the stuff of legend, but it's better than one guy named Nathan and other people whose names I do not know.  The A's would be flat out FILTHY in a 7 game series.  Haren, Zito and Harden twice don't exactly comfort me.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 6:05 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 6:11 pm


That Mulder - Haren trade isn't looking so good now huh.

I see what you're talking about.. thing is the Cardinals are a big time.. small ball team. That works for their advantage in Shea, when they can't launch them out of the park they can work the runners around. Then back to Busch to launch balls miles.

I'll wait with baited breath to see what happens.

(I love how we don't even consider the NL West as a challenge.)

The Yankees should take the Tigers but the A's could be difficult. I can see the Twins being tough though. They just have a well put together team.



I just mentioned this to you, but the NL West is a f*cking joke.  A big fat steaming pile of joke.  Now, about Shea.....you're right.  I can't see Pujols hitting 2 or 3 out of there, but I can see him hitting a hell of a lot of XBH out there, because he'll have the power, but with further fences.  I expect a lot of doubles and triples if they get out there.  The key though is LaRussa.  He can't f*ck up, though he may try. 

The Twins could prove themselves useful to us Yankee fans if they can take out the A's.  I'm not sure who has HFA there , but if Santana is on (like he wouldn't be) and they can get a decent starts out of Radke and Silva, they could hurt them.  The big question is the offense, though.  Mauer and Morneau have to keep up the pace if they plan to advance.  If they barely squeak by the A's, I can't see them beating the Yankees.  The A's may take them all 5 games which will wear them out.  I don't know how sharp Santana is on short rest, but if they need him to, he better turn into Cy Young.

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Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 6:15 pm

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 6:18 pm


Exactly. Pujols, Edmonds, Rolen, Encarnacion, Duncan etc.. all of these guys can hit the ball a long way and get things going. That's all they need to do. Carpenter, Suppan etc.. they can shut games down.. Reyes, Wainwright etc, they can end games.
I'd love to see Looper show up the Mets back in New York.



As much as I'd love a Subway Series, I'd die of laughter if Wagner blew a game against the Cards.  Hell, if he blows a game against a team from the NL West, I'll die laughing.  Wagner is an uber-tool and I'd love to see his ass get pwned but good. 

I was watching parts of the Cards game yesterday, and Suppan has some good stuff. 


BTW, it's refreshing to have someone here I can talk baseball with.  Even if we don't root for the same team.  ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 6:28 pm

It's official:

Mets vs Dodgers
Cards vs Padres



Hoo-boy.  We might get our Mets-Cards NLCS after all.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 6:31 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 6:47 pm


Well.. during the regular season our paths cross a lot. But when it comes to the playoffs.. all bets are off.

Suppan is your basic hoss. He'll give up 2-4 runs a game, pitch 6-7 solid innings and never complain or cause problems. I love him!

I'm no fan of Wagner.. however, your hatred of him is almost strong enough to push me in to a Wagner hatred spiral.



Go for it.....you know you want to.  Hating Wagner is fun!  I really can't stand the guy.  He made some dumbass comments about the Yankees last season and promptly blew the save by walking like 5 guys in a row.  Hilarity!


Yeah, I like Suppan.  He seems like someone who on paper might not give you problems, but you give him the ball and he turns into Cy Young.  Pitchers like that are hella beneficial come October.  Of course, he's facing the Padres, so it shouldn't take much work to mow through them.  In fact, if your guys don't throw 3 straight no-hitters, I'll be very disappointed.

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Written By: La Roche on 10/01/06 at 6:55 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/01/06 at 10:11 pm


Go Padres!  ;)

Nah, just playin' with you Jeff, I don't really care who wins the NL West, both teams will go through.


Looks like both teams finished in first...which means the Padres win the division, since they beat the Dodgers more than vice-a-versa.

This means we go to New York to play Cat's Mets in the NLDS, beginning on Wednesday. Padres face St. Louis; as far as I'm concerned, either of those teams is fine with me.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 10:19 pm


I hope to see you eating your words... SM. :P 


I said "I think".  You'll also notice I said that in the playoffs, it can be more about luck than skill.  So what words would I be eating?  Right.

All I have to say is , we went from worst to first on 1/10 the  budget that your behemoth Yankees did and I might add, completely Steroid free

No one on this team currently uses steroids.  No one on this team has recently tested positive for steroids.  Therefore, this team excelled this season steroid-free as well.  I don't know why you said that, but the fact you did.....tells me a lot.  I don't like the fact that Jason used steroids, hell I was one of the first Yankee fans on our forum to burn him at the stake for it, but to assume that anyone our team is still using with no proof......that's really, REALLY immature.  I thought you were a better fan than that....guess I was wrong.

See ya soon, SM..oh wait... you're in Georgia... so it's a moot point.

I have no clue what this has to do with anything. 

Remember their names... I have a feeling they'll soon be wearing rings.  GO TWINS!!!!

You have to get past Oakland with a dangerous rotation.  If the Yankees....the best team in MLB.....might have problems with them, I don't know why you're so cocky.  A short series is a real dangerous test for some teams.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/01/06 at 10:30 pm

I will just say,  I know that you have slung little digs at the Twins in your subtle little way for quite a while, other than when we played the Red Sox..  I'm just slinging it back a little. As for the Yankees, I do like the Yankees.. I just think that given their budget, of course they are 'the best team in baseball' and yes, I do admit the steroid comment was a little dig at Giambi.. maybe immature, yes, but still true. The bigger fact is, we are playing on 1/10th your budget, and our stats are as impressive if not MORE impressive than the Yankees.

When I say see ya soon, I was talking about New York.. seeing the Twins, in NYC or the Twin Cities,


As for Oakland. We aint afraid of no A's! And we'll just have to see how it plays out...


Let me add, the Minnesota Twins have taken the Central Division Title in 4 of the last 5 years, so I think it's far more than just 'luck'.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 10:37 pm


As for the Yankees, I do like the Yankees.. I just think that given their budget, of course they are 'the best team in baseball' and yes, I do admit the steroid comment was a little dig at Giambi.. maybe immature, yes, but still true.



No, it's not still true.  No one on our team is currently using steroids.  Just because it was done in the past does not mean it is being done now.  So, you have no proof and you felt like saying it anyway.  Classy.  Jason paid for what he did, not just physically but with the fans.  He had to work his ass off to get back to where he was MINUS the steroids, and he's done a hell of a job at doing it.  We wouldn't be here right now without him.  Devaluing that and saying it was the product of steroid use even when you have NO PROOF AT ALL is absolutely asinine.

Very few things in baseball piss me off, but this is one of them.  I'm aware of his past transgressions, but that doesn't give you the right to paint him with a brush that is not applicable anymore. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/01/06 at 10:50 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 10:51 pm


Anyway, let me know when your commisioner status in baseball expires, ok?



I'll send you an invitation to the party.  It'll be black tie, so buy something nice. 


I also like how you didn't bother responding to the fact you basically made sh*t up, accused someone of doing something you have no proof he's doing.....and then said you liked the team anyway.

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Written By: Abix on 10/01/06 at 11:01 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/01/06 at 11:34 pm

Now, I feel bad.. I'm sorry.  The steroid comment was a cheap shot and uncalled for. But the rest... well I stick by it.  Our bullpen isn't as bad as everyone thinks, and our fielding and slugging has been amazing this season. So let's just see how it plays out... May the best team win. And I mean that sincerely.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/01/06 at 11:38 pm


Now, I feel bad.. I'm sorry.  The steroid comment was a cheap shot and uncalled for. But the rest... well I stick by it.  Our bullpen isn't as bad as everyone thinks, and our fielding and slugging has been amazing this season. So let's just see how it plays out... May the best team win. And I mean that sincerely.



I never said your team had no chance, so if you took my conversation with Davey to mean I thought you were getting your asses handed to you, that wasn't my intention.  I'm actually rooting for the Twins because I don't want to have to face the A's in a 7 game series.  I've had enough of the west coast.  I've just learned.....from watching my own team get dicked over the 1st round, that short series are hard to predict. 

And I accept your apology re: the steroid comment.  It's just a sore subject for me.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/01/06 at 11:55 pm

I'll say this... both our teams (Twins and Yankees) have a better record than ANY of the teams in the ALwest or NL west..  Our bullpen is young.. I'll say that, but we've proven to be effective against the likes of bigger Goliaths than the A's.  See, it's like this, I really really really have a good feeling about my team this year. I can feel it in my bones, we're gonna do something big. The numbers, the stats, all that may paint a different picture, but I believe this is going to be our year. And hey, if we don't do it, well, then I'll still be satisfied, because we are a young team, with lots of potential. So let's just see how this thing plays out. If the Twins weren't in it, believe me, the Yankees cap would be the cap I'd be donning.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 6:48 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 6:50 am


Now, I feel bad.. I'm sorry.  The steroid comment was a cheap shot and uncalled for. But the rest... well I stick by it.  Our bullpen isn't as bad as everyone thinks, and our fielding and slugging has been amazing this season. So let's just see how it plays out... May the best team win. And I mean that sincerely.


I would maintain that the biggest weakness the Twins have is the bullpen.

By the way.. I can see Cy Young and Batting champion, but you mentioned MVP... who exactly?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/02/06 at 10:25 am


I would maintain that the biggest weakness the Twins have is the bullpen.

By the way.. I can see Cy Young and Batting champion, but you mentioned MVP... who exactly?


I said "In the eyes of our fans, MVP".. and I was referring to Justin Morneau. He is truly an MVP to our beloved Twinkies.
I just read an article, and the Twins are said to statistically have the best bullpen in the league. Statistically.  And even with Liriano  hurt and Silva being inconsistent, and our ace Johan having maybe 2 bad days this season, we still are here.. Luck? maybe... but I think it's all fitting together nicely.
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6021180

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 10:27 am


I said "In the eyes of our fans, MVP".. and I was referring to Justin Morneau. He is truly an MVP to our beloved Twinkies.
I just read an article, and the Twins are said to statistically have the best bullpen in the league. Statistically.  And even with Liriano  hurt and Silva being inconsistent, and our ace Johan having maybe 2 bad days this season, we still are here.. Luck? maybe... but I think it's all fitting together nicely.
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6021180


Justin Morneau.. yeah for the Twins he's certainly been their MVP.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/02/06 at 10:34 am

I don't know what I'm gonna do after MLB is over...I am sure I'll be going through withdrawals!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 10:36 am


I don't know what I'm gonna do after MLB is over...I am sure I'll be going through withdrawals!


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/default.stm

;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/02/06 at 10:41 am


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/default.stm

;)

It's odd, I've never followed soccer... er..football.  Probably because we haven't had a major soccer team here since I was a kid. We had the Minnesota Kicks back then. I guess I'll just have to wait for basketball season to start. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 10:44 am


It's odd, I've never followed soccer... er..football.  Probably because we haven't had a major soccer team here since I was a kid. We had the Minnesota Kicks back then. I guess I'll just have to wait for basketball season to start. 


Basketball.. HA! Get up to date on your football, you have the fox soccer channel?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/02/06 at 10:57 am

I'm not sure.. does that come in the basic cable package? :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 10:59 am


I'm not sure.. does that come in the basic cable package? :D


Actually, in some it does.

If you have Dish or DirecTV you should have it. 159 on dish.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/02/06 at 11:09 am


Actually, in some it does.

If you have Dish or DirecTV you should have it. 159 on dish.

nope we have plain ol' Comcast cable.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 11:39 am


nope we have plain ol' Comcast cable.


Oh well, guess those swarthy south americans in short shorts wont be winging their way to you then.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/02/06 at 12:03 pm


Sorry Beth, but i have to disagree.

Giambi used them.. in my eyes that makes him a cheater.. he's clean now and that's fine, he's still a cheater. You can't undo something that's already been done.

Now.. does that mean I'm going to rag on Giambi.. no, he's a damn good ball player and I can respect the fact that he's done a wonderful job without the aid of performance enhancing drugs.

This is the thing that bothered me so much about the steroids issue.
Players like Bonds, Giambi, McGuire.. they didn't need to juice up, they were already some of the best players around.

Bonds especially, there was a guy that I watched and thought "He's amazing." then all of a sudden he turns in to this ball crushing monster.. total loss of respect.

Just remember one thing. That Hgh is not tested for because the players union has balked  at that blood test which is the only way to detect HGH.  The way they test now is a farce that congress and the senate have been jumping on. They want to do away with the Anti-trust clause that Baseball has. The Players union has stated if they  insist on the blood test the players will walk because they say it is a violation of their civil rights. So at this point on the HGH question,  are the players dodging the test?  By using the civil rights excuse.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 12:10 pm


Just remember one thing. That Hgh is not tested for because the players union has balked  at that blood test which is the only way to detect HGH.  The way they test now is a farce that congress and the senate have been jumping on. They want to do away with the Anti-trust clause that Baseball has. The Players union has stated if they  insist on the blood test the players will walk because they say it is a violation of their civil rights. So at this point on the HGH question,  are the players dodging the test?  By using the civil rights excuse.


Possibly.

We all know performance enhancing drugs are still a big part of baseball.

In some ways I want the game to be cleaned up, in others.. I wish it could be swept under the rug.

Jason Grimsley claims that Roger Clemens has been juicing for years, ya know, sometimes, I'd rather just remember the legend.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/02/06 at 2:18 pm

I've been out of it for the last week, but it appears the A's are going against the Twinkies in the first playoff series. Boy, this will be interesting!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/02/06 at 2:38 pm


I've been out of it for the last week, but it appears the A's are going against the Twinkies in the first playoff series. Boy, this will be interesting!

May the best team win! :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/02/06 at 2:49 pm


May the best team win! :)


Thank you :0)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/02/06 at 3:32 pm


Possibly.

We all know performance enhancing drugs are still a big part of baseball.

In some ways I want the game to be cleaned up, in others.. I wish it could be swept under the rug.

Jason Grimsley claims that Roger Clemens has been juicing for years, ya know, sometimes, I'd rather just remember the legend.

I too agree that something has to be done either get it cleaned up or put it back in the box/  ;)
I am old school on that regards but we had to deal with the HGH with one of our sons back when he was in high school. At that time they where all legal to get. But it did show in his Tude! Once he gradutated and was in College the pressure to perform was even greater, but he quit and decided to stay with  getting his degree.  A good choice I think.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/02/06 at 5:41 pm


I too agree that something has to be done either get it cleaned up or put it back in the box/  ;)
I am old school on that regards but we had to deal with the HGH with one of our sons back when he was in high school. At that time they where all legal to get. But it did show in his Tude! Once he gradutated and was in College the pressure to perform was even greater, but he quit and decided to stay with  getting his degree.  A good choice I think.


Kudos to him, the pressure to perform is huge. You gotta ask is it worth it?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/02/06 at 7:12 pm

Everyday I see my grandchildren and I see his face when he  is with them, I don't have to ask. :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/03/06 at 12:20 pm


Everyday I see my grandchildren and I see his face when he  is with them, I don't have to ask. :)


:) Good deal.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 12:34 pm

A's are starting off the first playoff game today, and Frank Thomas already hit a home run!! Currently we have one on and 1 out. I am watching a play-by-play via online because I am at work.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/03/06 at 12:45 pm

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061002&content_id=1695212&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Took 'em long enough.

Bye Dusty, you dumb sumbitch.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 12:49 pm

3rd Inning:
A's - 2 runs, 3 hits
Minnesota Twins - 0 runs, 0 hits

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/03/06 at 2:52 pm

The A's won game one...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 2:55 pm


The A's won game one...


Yes, they sure did. But, I can't feel too sure of them yet. I will only feel completely hopeful if they win this completely.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/03/06 at 3:14 pm

Cards - Padres are in the 1st inning, nothing so far.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/03/06 at 4:33 pm

.. la da dee.. they call him Albert.  :) 3-0

Top of the 5th, Carpenter has recorded 6 strikeouts and given up 3 hits.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/03/06 at 7:34 pm

Surprise!

Marlins fire Girardi

The good news is that ol' Joe has a strong shot at being the NL Manager of the Year and also seems to be in the running for Cubs manager...we'll see how it works out, his career is far from over ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 10:36 pm


.. la da dee.. they call him Albert.  :) 3-0

Top of the 5th, Carpenter has recorded 6 strikeouts and given up 3 hits.


Cards beat the Pods in that game, 5-1 ;)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/03/06 at 10:37 pm

^^^

He knew that.  He's a Cards fan.






YANKEES WIN.  WOOOT.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 10:38 pm

^What's the final score? I haven't seen the game since maybe the 6th inning.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/03/06 at 10:43 pm


What's the final score? I haven't seen the game since maybe the 6th inning.



http://sportsline.com/mlb

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/04/06 at 12:32 am

A's Zito proved to be very impressive today. The 'BIG HURT' hurt us indeed. My guy Santana did very well, but we just didn't get 'er done today..I wish we wouldn't have brought in Jesse Crain, as he gave up that 3rd HR . They should have brought in Neshek right away rather than wait til Crain had 2 more guys on base.  Now I know most folks think this might be a bad omen since Santana is our ace in the hole.. but it's still early. We have faith here. And on another note, the Yankees proved to be a force to be reckoned with , with Mr Jeter going 5 for 5.. but that's no big surprise I suppose.  Congrats to the Yankees on a game well played. And on to game 2.


Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 12:42 am


A's Zito proved to be very impressive today. The 'BIG HURT' hurt us indeed. My guy Santana did very well, but we just didn't get 'er done today..I wish we wouldn't have brought in Jesse Crain, as he gave up that 3rd HR . They should have brought in Neshek right away rather than wait til Crain had 2 more guys on base.  Now I know most folks think this might be a bad omen since Santana is our ace in the hole.. but it's still early. We have faith here. And on another note, the Yankees proved to be a force to be reckoned with , with Mr Jeter going 5 for 5.. but that's no big surprise I suppose.  Congrats to the Yankees on a game well played. And on to game 2.





I'm surprised Santana lost, because he needed to win that game. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/04/06 at 12:52 am

We weren't getting the hits. It was 2-1 up to the 8th inning. If you ask me.. Santana didn't lose it, he did well. Gardenhire made a bad decision by bringing in Jesse Crain who has been notoriously inconsistent. Or rather consistently a screw up.. When they brought him in, I groaned.. and sure enough his first couple pitches, and wham! Frank Thomas nailed it into the upper deck, making it 3-1. It would have been nice to tie it up at 2-1, as we had one more RBI, but that third run did us in. But what am I saying this to you for.. you probably know this already.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 12:55 am


We weren't getting the hits. It was 2-1 up to the 8th inning. If you ask me.. Santana didn't lose it, he did well. Gardenhire made a bad decision by bringing in Jesse Crain who has been notoriously inconsistent. Or rather consistently a screw up.. When they brought him in, I groaned.. and sure enough his first couple pitches, and wham! Frank Thomas nailed it into the upper deck, making it 3-1. It would have been nice to tie it up at 2-1, as we had one more RBI, but that third run did us in. But what am I saying this to you for.. you probably know this already.



Actually, I didn't.  I knew the final score because they flashed it on Fox during the game, but I really wasn't paying attention to the highlights.  Sounds like Gardenhire dipped into some of Torre's Kool-Aid.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Mr. Critic on 10/04/06 at 11:12 am

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 11:13 am


You could've just told him the score, rather than posting the link. ::)
It was 8 to 4.

Thank you, Critic; I actually found it out on TV after I signed off last night.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Mr. Critic on 10/04/06 at 11:16 am


Thank you, Critic; I actually found it out on TV after I signed off last night.

Well I was just trying to help.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 11:40 am


Cards beat the Pods in that game, 5-1 ;)


Yup, I guess you're happy about that as a Dodger fan, right?

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 12:03 pm


Yup, I guess you're happy about that as a Dodger fan, right?



Actually, the Cardinals and Padres are both fine with me. :) I'm okay with any team just as long as it's not the Braves or the Yankes. However I do like the Dodgers best. They start their NLDS in New York today.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 12:50 pm

3rd Inning A's vs. Twins
10:50am PST
Well, the A's are at it again with the Twins. We'll see how this 2nd game ends up. So far, we're equal in hits and the pitching has been well, as no one has scored.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 12:51 pm


3rd Inning A's vs. Twins
10:50am PDT
Well, the A's are at it again with the Twins. We'll see how this 2nd game ends up. So far, we're equal in hits and the pitching has been well, as no one has scored.

I'm sorta hoping the Twins can have a chance here...but as I always say...may the best team win! 8)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 12:59 pm


I'm sorta hoping the Twins can have a chance here...but as I always say...may the best team win! 8)


I would like every team to have a chance, and being that the A's and Twins are long overdue for a World Series title, I think it's fair to say that whoever wins, I will be okay with it.  ;) (but, it would be SO much nicer if the A's won  ;D )

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 1:03 pm


I would like every team to have a chance, and being that the A's and Twins are long overdue for a World Series title

So are the Tigers, and Dodgers (!!), and Mets, and Cardinals, and Padres. And all the teams who've never made it to the Series.


I think it's fair to say that whoever wins, I will be okay with it.

Same here...unless it's the NYY. They've got too many World Series Titles. (My apologies to anyone who likes them.) :-[

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 1:15 pm


So are the Tigers, and Dodgers (!!), and Mets, and Cardinals, and Padres. And all the teams who've never made it to the Series.
Same here...unless it's the NYY. They've got too many World Series Titles. (My apologies to anyone who likes them.) :-[


I was just talking between the A's and Twins, not all the other teams. Of course, they're due for a win, too. And, unfortunately there can only be one winner - so, as you said before, may the best man win.

As for the Yankees, yes, I am not extremely fond of them, but if they win - they win. I suppose they're somewhat due for one as it's been 6 years for them. So, I'm sure they're itching to revitalize their club.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 1:18 pm


As for the Yankees, yes, I am not extremely fond of them, but if they win - they win. I suppose they're somewhat due for one as it's been 6 years for them. So, I'm sure they're itching to revitalize their club.

Yes...but there are 30 teams altogether in the majors. For each of them to have an equal opportunity to win a WS title, it would take 30 years for each of them to all win a title. So I wouldn't exactly call 6 years "overdue."

I'm just tired of the NYY's dominating the AL East year after year. I like to see a different team on top, that's all. At least in the NL East, someone besides the Braves came out on top this year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 1:19 pm


Yes...but there are 30 teams altogether in the majors. For each of them to have an equal opportunity to win a WS title, it would take 30 years for each of them to all win a title.

I'm just tired of the NYY's dominating the AL East year after year. I like to see a different team on top, that's all. At least in the NL East, someone besides the Braves came out on top this year.


::)

Errrm.. dude.. what, is this the communist baseball thread. You want each team to have an equal opportunity to win.  ;D

That totally defeats the object of competitive sports.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 1:20 pm


::)

Errrm.. dude.. what, is this the communist baseball thread. You want each team to have an equal opportunity to win.  ;D

That totally defeats the object of competitive sports.

I didn't say I wanted each and every team to win. ::) I just get bored when the same team dominates a certain division year after year.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 1:22 pm


I didn't say I wanted each and every team to win. ::) I just get bored when the same team dominates a certain division year after year.


You need to make a donation to the Toronto Blue Jays then.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 1:23 pm


Yes...but there are 30 teams altogether in the majors. For each of them to have an equal opportunity to win a WS title, it would take 30 years for each of them to all win a title. So I wouldn't exactly call 6 years "overdue."

I'm just tired of the NYY's dominating the AL East year after year. I like to see a different team on top, that's all. At least in the NL East, someone besides the Braves came out on top this year.


I don't mind if a team is on top for awhile. I know the A's had their run in the mid-70s and late '80s, so I am sure some people didn't quite enjoy it, but that's why there are different teams out there. Everyone has the opportunity and if they grab it and take it, then they can take it to the top. Yes, the Yankees have been the most dominent out there, but I can't argue that they didn't earn it. I may disagree about some of the ethics they have, but nevertheless, the team has come through and won. And that's something we just can't really help.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 1:25 pm


I may disagree about some of the ethics they have, but nevertheless, the team has come through and won. And that's something we just can't really help.

That's right. I give 'em credit for that. I also like to look on the good side of things; in this case, they came through and won (like you said), and they have some really good players (like Derek Cheater Jeter, Mike Mussina, etc.).

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 1:48 pm


That's right. I give 'em credit for that. I also like to look on the good side of things; in this case, they came through and won (like you said), and they have some really good players (like Derek Cheater Jeter, Mike Mussina, etc.).


Ok.. I assume you just said cheater because it rhymed? I'm not aware of him doing anything to break the rules.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:23 pm

All this Yankee jealousy.  It's beautiful.  Especially coming from someone whose team ISN'T EVEN IN THE AL EAST.


And what kind of dumbass calls Derek Jeter a cheater?  In this era of everyone under the sun being suspected for doing steroids , he's one of the few players anyone can say with 100% certainty never did a thing. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:24 pm


Ok.. I assume you just said cheater because it rhymed? I'm not aware of him doing anything to break the rules.



That's because he didn't.  He's one of those fans, Davey. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 3:25 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:27 pm


In what kind of fashion, it started at 1am here and I was asleep by about the 3rd inning.. much all was blurry.



We opened up a 5-0 lead on them in the 3rd, they came back to within 2, we then put 2 more runs up for a 7-3 lead.....they got one more, then we got one more.  Final score, 8-4.  Derek went 5-5, only the 6th time in baseball history anyone has ever done that in the playoffs.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 3:29 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:29 pm


Pretty much what I was thinking.

Jeter is a good shortstop and a great bat in the lineup.. but not a cheater.



DJ is one of the few really, really good guys in baseball.  You wanna blacken Jason Giambi's name, I can't stop you......I hate when people do it, but I know why people do it.  You leave Derek out of it.

Let's do a hostile takeover.


I'd love nothing more.  Trust me on that.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:30 pm


Dang.

I'm kinda annoyed they've been getting the 8PM games.. that's 1AM here and I really wanna see this full strength stacked out batting order go all the way around.



You can get MLB.TV's postseason package and you can watch the games on your computer.  That way, you can watch them in full whenever you want.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 3:33 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 3:34 pm

A's won today's game. Lets just say I am a bit overjoyed. But, again, nothing is set in stone yet. Sorry Abix,  :( I know your team is giving us quite a battle. I have to hand it to them  :)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 3:36 pm


A's won today's game. Lets just say I am a bit overjoyed. But, again, nothing is set in stone yet. Sorry Abix,  :( I know your team is giving us quite a battle. I have to hand it to them  :)


I don't see the Twins coming back from this. They threw their best pitching at the A's and it wasn#t all that effective.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:37 pm


I already expressed my views on Giambi.

Jeter as I've said just strikes me as an all round decent guy, he's in the Pujols catagory. Keeps his mouth shut, hustles, works hard and plays right.. and it pays off.



Re: your views on Giambi, that wasn't a "you" as in you personally, but a "you" as in everyone.  I do know how you feel and as much as I don't like it, I know why you say it so I understand where it's coming from. 


Jeter is one of the few players I get all girly over.  I pride myself on knowing the game and the sport and my team really well and being able to follow along as well as the guys, but I can't help but get all girly-girl when he's at the plate.  *shame*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:37 pm

I DON'T WANT TO PLAY THE ATHLETICS!!


*cries*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:38 pm


I don't see the Twins coming back from this. They threw their best pitching at the A's and it wasn#t all that effective.



They needed, absolutely freakin' needed to win Santana's start.  No two ways around that.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 3:39 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 3:48 pm


I never quite got why everyone said Jeter was so good looking. He's a respectable looking fella, but ya know.. so is Albert.

Anyway Beth, we all know you have a secret crush on Sidney Ponson.  ;)



Sidney may be a stone cold fox, but Derek BARELY edges him out.  Just barely though.  Overweight drunken pitchers from Aruba are hard to ignore.


Right, you pretty much saw where it was going from there.


Your ace sets the tone of the series.  He's your most dominant starter.....you have to win that start.  In a 7 game series, it's not that big of a deal because he can pitch again....in a 5 game series, to see Santana again, the Twins would have to win the next two games......in Oakland.  THIS is why I hate the ALDS.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 4:07 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 4:13 pm



I DON'T WANT TO FACE THE YANKEES!!   :\'(



I don't wanna face you way more than you don't wanna face us. 

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 4:19 pm

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Written By: La Roche on 10/04/06 at 4:23 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 5:09 pm


Barely edges it.. phh, Sidney is a hunka hunka burnin' love. (and jail time)

Yeah in a 5 game your stud is the meat of your meal. It's like the must win, but of course, he went up against Zito who is also a stud.

Ahh, don't even mention Zito.  :-*
I fell in love with Zito the first game I saw him in, which was also about a month into his first year with the A's. He's been making my heart flutter ever since.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 5:16 pm


Ahh, don't even mention Zito.  :-*
I fell in love with Zito the first game I saw him in, which was also about a month into his first year with the A's. He's been making my heart flutter ever since.  ;D



Oakland has some fine-ass pitchers.  Zito and Harden?  Good Lord.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 6:11 pm

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Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 6:11 pm

On the Yankees, I think Mussina and A-Rod are my two faves. Derek Jeter is okay, but not quite as hot as those two.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/04/06 at 7:32 pm

Looks like the Yankees are in a rain delay. I hope it stays clear in Oakland on Friday. We're also getting rain over here, too.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/04/06 at 8:32 pm


Looks like the Yankees are in a rain delay. I hope it stays clear in Oakland on Friday. We're also getting rain over here, too.




It's supposed to rain even harder than this once this initial line moves out.......they're saying a 10pm start time, but the game may get cancelled.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: freeridemt on 10/04/06 at 11:53 pm

The Yanks have no problem with Oakland they always pretty much own them in the playoffs. It's the Angels that give them fits.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/05/06 at 3:28 pm

^ Not so much ownage as the A's choking all the time with 2-0 leads...which is why Minnesota still has a good chance of advancing despite the hole they're in.

Well, I guess Detroit is trying to make this series a bit more competitive...

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 3:31 pm


Well, I guess Detroit is trying to make this series a bit more competitive...


Bit of a suprise there eh.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/05/06 at 3:33 pm

Yup...thought they'd lay down and die like they have been for the past couple weeks :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 3:35 pm


Yup...thought they'd lay down and die like they have been for the past couple weeks :D


Exactly. I pretty much saw it as a 1,2,3 but I guess not.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/05/06 at 4:05 pm

Useless note that may interest only me...

Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3, the first postseason game in Detroit in 19 years.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 4:07 pm


Useless note that may interest only me...

Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3, the first postseason game in Detroit in 19 years.




19 years, damn.

Isn't Lee Smith throwing one for Trevor Hoffman tonight?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/05/06 at 4:08 pm

No clue.  Poo-Holes just singled in a run though.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 4:13 pm


No clue.  Poo-Holes just singled in a run though.


S'cus he's on the ferilla Yo.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 4:15 pm

Jimmy just out another run on the board.

By the way, when did Big Fat David Wells join the Padres?

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/05/06 at 4:18 pm


Jimmy just out another run on the board.

By the way, when did Big Fat David Wells join the Padres?


I think Boston got tired of him right before the trade deadline. 

As you can see, Poo-Holes + Edmonds > FatWells :D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 4:20 pm


I think Boston got tired of him right before the trade deadline. 

As you can see, Poo-Holes + Edmonds > FatWells :D


;D

Right, I saw he was pitching tonight and did a quick double take and then thought.. oh.. superb!

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: loki 13 on 10/05/06 at 4:42 pm

I have been watching these play-offs with no real intrest as to who wins, since there are
no Phillies, it didn't matter to me. This morning though, I had an epiphany, Iive seen a picture
of my father in his boyhood days wearing a Philadelphia Athletics hat. He is now 68, so in honor
of his boyhood heroes I've decided to become an Athletic supporter.

GO A's  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/05/06 at 4:46 pm


Jimmy just out another run on the board.

By the way, when did Big Fat David Wells join the Padres?


And good riddance to him.  Big load with a bigger mouth.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 4:58 pm


And good riddance to him.  Big load with a bigger mouth.


But you hate the Red Sox, I would have thought you'd want them to keep a sucky pitcher like Wells.


On my ESPN Baseball game, I made David Wells 4'1 and had him through that little pissant changeup ball he uses at 30MPH, I liked to open up on him in exhibition games.. actually, I just used to open up on the Red Sox.

Somebody is still really bitter nearly 2 years on.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/05/06 at 5:30 pm


But you hate the Red Sox, I would have thought you'd want them to keep a sucky pitcher like Wells.




Yeah, but there are some people I just don't want inside Route 128(that is the highway that circles the metropolitan Boston area.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 5:39 pm


Yeah, but there are some people I just don't want inside Route 128(that is the highway that circles the metropolitan Boston area.


I understand, kinda like I was between 40 & 44 when Jocketty wanted to sign Manny. I was thinking NO! This city is too small for me and him to co-exist.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/05/06 at 5:52 pm


I have been watching these play-offs with no real intrest as to who wins, since there are
no Phillies, it didn't matter to me. This morning though, I had an epiphany, Iive seen a picture
of my father in his boyhood days wearing a Philadelphia Athletics hat. He is now 68, so in honor
of his boyhood heroes I've decided to become an Athletic supporter.

GO A's  ;D


Wow, now that's a true A's fan, an original from Philly. Glad to have you with us :0)

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: La Roche on 10/05/06 at 6:08 pm

Cards just won game 2. Some good small ball work and a great start by Jeff Weaver combined with my man Wainwright finishing things off in solid fashion.
They take a 2 game lead to Busch. They'll win either the next game or the 4th and go to the NLCS.

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/05/06 at 6:20 pm


^ Not so much ownage as the A's choking all the time with 2-0 leads...which is why Minnesota still has a good chance of advancing despite the hole they're in.

Well, I guess Detroit is trying to make this series a bit more competitive...


I think this is a different A's than from previous years. I think they've matured and are ready to get business done.

They may overcome their choking this year. *cough cough*

Subject: Re: 2006 Major League Baseball Season!!

Written By: Abix on 10/05/06 at 7:07 pm

Mark Ellis (A's 2Baseman)  broke his (R) index finger. He's out. hmmm... maybe this will help my Twins.  I tell ya, we need