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#2894350 - 12/06/17 04:00 PM Official MLB 2018 Thread
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It's been over a month since the 2017 season ended, so let's take a look ahead to the 2018 MLB season...

Yankees introduce Aaron Boone as manager: Brian Cashman's big gamble meets the media

Derek Jeter: Any Giancarlo Stanton talk to this point 'just speculation'

And will it be back to the future for Rafael Palmeiro?

Rafael Palmeiro, 53, says 'no doubt' he can make it back to MLB

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#2894351 - 12/06/17 04:01 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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And of course...



GO DODGER BLUE!!! thu

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#2894363 - 12/06/17 05:58 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace

And will it be back to the future for Rafael Palmeiro?
Rafael Palmeiro, 53, says 'no doubt' he can make it back to MLB


guess he's still in touch with his dealer. rolleyes
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#2894367 - 12/06/17 06:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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looking ahead here in the nation's capital...

Nationals announce hiring of Dave Martinez as new manager
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#2894396 - 12/06/17 10:33 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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We are at that interesting point in the offseason where the dominos are lined up ready to fall, someone just needs to push the first one. It might be Otani, Stanton, or JD Martinez . . . one big transaction happens and then many others follow. Until that first one, it's just a lot of "what ifs." Might have to wait a few more days until the GMs get together.
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#2894401 - 12/06/17 10:41 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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Padres fans are on pins and needles hoping, waiting, praying that Ohtani might actually sign with us.
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#2894403 - 12/06/17 10:46 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadecay]
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And Hosmer.
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#2894405 - 12/06/17 10:51 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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When Jamie Moyer retired, I had to finally admit that OK, maybe I wasn't going to be an MLB star after all.
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#2894547 - 12/07/17 10:49 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
And Hosmer.


That guy doesn't get the respect and recognition he deserves. Like Paul Goldschmidt.
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#2894553 - 12/07/17 11:03 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Jake Arrieta and Todd Frazier are both free agents. Braves should try to sign Frazier. Arrieta should look to the American League, where batters haven't faced him for years.
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#2894589 - 12/07/17 02:12 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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I don't know how I totally missed this story.

Ex-Braves GM John Coppolella permanently banned; team loses prospects

This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.
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#2894592 - 12/07/17 02:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.


Damn. That completely sucks for Braves fans.
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#2894601 - 12/07/17 03:27 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
And Hosmer.


Not a great idea for the Padres right now.
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#2894605 - 12/07/17 03:34 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
This is going to put a serious hurt on their minor league development for the next 5 years or so.


Damn. That completely sucks for Braves fans.


However, they signed Alex Antholpoulos. Good things are in store.
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#2894805 - 12/09/17 07:37 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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Let's take a moment to feel sorry for Giancarlo Stanton, who appears will not be able to play for his favorite team, the Dodgers, because they can't take on his salary. He may instead have to toil in obscurity with the Yankees.

But seriously, it looks like he will only waive his trade clause for a team that's already a winner (which is why he rejected the Giants). Whatever team he goes to, he's going to most likely put them over the top. It seems almost unfair.
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#2894811 - 12/09/17 08:14 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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OTOH, I love it when an inexpensive team of mostly home grown players takes down the big boys when it counts. Irony, thy name is baseball.
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#2894827 - 12/09/17 10:29 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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I've been thinking the exact same thing since the final out of the WS.

Even though I was disappointed (mainly for the LA fans) at the outcome of Game 7 and I've never been an Astros fan, I kinda dug the fact that the three teams that spent the most dough- Dodgers, Cubs & Yankees - all fell short of the championship.

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game. Now, I do watch the post season and enjoy the close games but I'm nowhere near the fan I was. I literally lived and died with the Cardinals for 50 years ! Now I'm fairly indifferent to it all.

With regard to Stanton- jeez aren't the Yankees still paying off A-Rod's contract ? cry wink
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#2894829 - 12/09/17 10:34 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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I'm a Padres fan so I haven't paid much attention to MLB in a couple decades.

I eternally hate the Dodgers but its really just a jealousy thing. i'm ok with that.
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#2894831 - 12/09/17 10:54 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game.


This is why Padres fans worship and revere our legendary Tony Gwynn. A man who turned down more lucrative contracts to play his entire hall of fame career with SD. It's not something we may ever see again in baseball.
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#2894840 - 12/09/17 11:41 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadecay]
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Speaking of Southern California baseball:

Shohei Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

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#2894842 - 12/09/17 11:46 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

With regard to Stanton- jeez aren't the Yankees still paying off A-Rod's contract ? cry wink


I dunno about that but the Yankees are going to be a very good team for quite a few years now, I believe, if the Stanton deal goes through. They thought they would get Ohtani, now with him out of their reach they are going all in on Stanton.
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#2894851 - 12/09/17 12:14 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadecay]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris

The whole money/corporate/ player mercenary state of baseball - Pujols was the tipping point for me , they would have erected a statue outside of Busch next to Musial had he stayed - basically has ruined my deep love for the game.


This is why Padres fans worship and revere our legendary Tony Gwynn. A man who turned down more lucrative contracts to play his entire hall of fame career with SD. It's not something we may ever see again in baseball.


There were actually a few of them. Robin Yount & Paul Molitor were both heavily enticed to leave Milwaukee. Chipper Jones could have made a lot more money by leaving the Braves - not that he was hurting, but baseball players value their worth by the size of their contracts these days. There are no longer players willing to take a pay cut to remain with the team they loved, like Phil Niekro. But yeah, Tony Gwynn was special. He could have put up even better numbers in Yankee Stadium, with it's short right field.

Speaking of Yankee Stadium, I don't think Giancarlo Stanton would have gone to the Yanks if they were still in the old Stadium, where sure homers in other parks died in front of the warning track.

I remember reading an economist's comparison of the contract proposals to Pujols from the Cardinals and Angels and he concluded that Albert was worse off financially with the Angels, due to California taxes and other factors. I thought it was a boneheaded move on his part from a strictly baseball perspective.
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#2894853 - 12/09/17 12:20 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Seen on Twitter:

The Red Sox have reconstructed the Green Monster after hearing the Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton




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#2894854 - 12/09/17 12:24 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2897469 - 12/22/17 04:30 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2908621 - 02/10/18 06:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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#2908642 - 02/10/18 10:28 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


Edited by Synthaholic (02/10/18 10:30 PM)
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#2908673 - 02/11/18 06:54 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


From which point of view?
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#2908774 - 02/11/18 02:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing . . .

I'm inclined to say no.


From which point of view?



I donít think itís a good deal for the Cubs. He seems too easy for hitters to figure out. And 6 year contracts for pitchers rarely work out, especially for fireballers.
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#2908993 - 02/12/18 10:50 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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As a Cubs fan, I'm wary of this deal, mostly because it seems like six years is too long of a contract.

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#2909005 - 02/12/18 11:14 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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As far as Darvish somehow tipping pitches during the World Series, remember there has been a change in coaching in Chicago. If anyone can improve this, it's Jim Hickey, reunited this year with Joe Maddon. Long-term contracts aren't generally a good idea for a team unless there are mechanisms like front-loading, incentives, etc but I also understand Darvish signed for about $40M less than he was looking for. This must have worked both ways.
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#2918244 - 03/30/18 04:22 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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#2918258 - 03/30/18 07:23 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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not yesterday for Washington/Cincinnati, which got postponed a day due to inclement weather. Scherzer struck out 10, including 7 in a row, looking towards 3rd Cy Young award season in a row. Great start for that. cool
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#2918624 - 04/01/18 06:08 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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I just heard about this. RIP to one of my childhood baseball heroes:

In memory of Rusty Staub, one of the most underrated players in baseball history

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#2918820 - 04/02/18 04:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
I just heard about this. RIP to one of my childhood baseball heroes:

In memory of Rusty Staub, one of the most underrated players in baseball history

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Le Grand Orange. As good a player as Rusty was, he was an even better human being.

http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/m...82f39c7e06.html
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#2918830 - 04/02/18 05:13 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2927392 - 05/16/18 04:32 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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My Braves are in 1st place, with the best record in the National League! Who woulda thunk it? Second baseman Ozzie Albies is tied for the major league lead in homers, and Nick Markakis is leading the league in hitting.

Oh happy day!
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#2927400 - 05/16/18 05:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Happy for you, Synthaholic. Let's see where we are 4 months from now, that's what is important. wink
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#2927415 - 05/16/18 08:05 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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And Albies does it again tonight, hitting a triple for his Major League-leading 30th extra-base hit, and being driven home by Ronald Acuna, Jr.

They are the two youngest position players in MLB.

Nobody thought the Braves would finish higher than 5th in their division this year. Only the Yankees and Red Sox have better records.
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#2938158 - 07/16/18 08:15 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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#2938160 - 07/16/18 08:38 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


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#2938194 - 07/17/18 07:26 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace


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Go Bryce. thu

While I'm not a huge MLB fan, I do root for my home team. Go Nats. grin

Also, I work within walking distance of the stadium. Of course, we are innundated with MLB all-star stuff. laugh cool
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#2938381 - 07/18/18 08:56 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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The Cardinals are fools if they donít hire ex-Card Joe Girardi to manage.

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#2939621 - 07/26/18 08:47 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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A question for the ages:

Bartolo Colon, Hall of Famer? Maybe it's not so crazy
http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/24191231/bartolo-colon-hall-famer-maybe-not-crazy


Yeah, itís kinda crazy.
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#2943134 - 08/14/18 11:21 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Speaking of "for the ages," not in 82 years, not your typical walk-off:



Cubs stun Nats on Bote's walk-off slam

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#2943218 - 08/14/18 08:22 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Speaking of "for the ages," not in 82 years, not your typical walk-off:



Cubs stun Nats on Bote's walk-off slam

Best,

Geoff


Here it is, condensed. Fantastic!

https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1028989554508816384?s=21
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#2943495 - 08/16/18 09:39 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Did this:




Ölead to this?



It sure looks that way. The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly, pained as I am to say it about my all-time favorite player.
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#2943513 - 08/16/18 11:01 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Re the beaning of Acuna, it definitely looks intentional to me. I feel there are inadequate consequences imposed on baseball players (and their teams) who injure or risk injuring another player, either deliberately or via reckless endangerment.

Roger Clemens should have been ejected from game 2 of the 2000 World Series, suspended for the rest of the series, and the Yankees should have been forced to play the rest of that World Series without replacing his roster spot. (Clemens threw half a shattered bat with a jagged end at Piazza, when he was halfway to first base, and Clemens claimed he thought it was the ball).

LA Dodgers' Utley should have been suspended for the rest of the postseason after he broke Ruben Tejada's leg in the 2015 playoffs. He was originally suspended 2 games only, but then even that was appealed and overturned. IMO, the Dodgers should also have had to play the rest of the postseason without filling Utley's roster spot.

There should be a real consequence to the offending player and their organization.

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#2943515 - 08/16/18 11:08 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly


Certainly it was intentional, the pitcher can spout out whatever bullshit he wants, he's lying. I'm not sure Mattingly green lighted it though. It was a rogue move, same as Hunter Strickland intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in 2017. Watch the catcher in the video. If he knows the batter is going to get hit, he would pop up. The catcher doesn't move.
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#2943569 - 08/16/18 04:21 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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OK, so now Urena has been suspended 6 games for hitting Acuna. So he has to miss one start. facepalm
I guess it's more of a financial punishment, as he won't get paid for 6 games, even though he wouldn't be playing anyway. idk
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#2943764 - 08/17/18 05:43 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Re the beaning of Acuna, it definitely looks intentional to me. I feel there are inadequate consequences imposed on baseball players (and their teams) who injure or risk injuring another player, either deliberately or via reckless endangerment.

Roger Clemens should have been ejected from game 2 of the 2000 World Series, suspended for the rest of the series, and the Yankees should have been forced to play the rest of that World Series without replacing his roster spot. (Clemens threw half a shattered bat with a jagged end at Piazza, when he was halfway to first base, and Clemens claimed he thought it was the ball).

LA Dodgers' Utley should have been suspended for the rest of the postseason after he broke Ruben Tejada's leg in the 2015 playoffs. He was originally suspended 2 games only, but then even that was appealed and overturned. IMO, the Dodgers should also have had to play the rest of the postseason without filling Utley's roster spot.

There should be a real consequence to the offending player and their organization.


This pitcher was suspended for 6 games. Basically one start. Not enough.

I agree about Clemens. Not sure about Utley. Tejada has to position himself correctly to not get hurt. Iím of the Ty Cobb attitude when it comes to hardball. I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.
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#2943766 - 08/17/18 05:48 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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The pitcher has a suspect history. He should be suspended, as should Don Mattingly


Certainly it was intentional, the pitcher can spout out whatever bullshit he wants, he's lying. I'm not sure Mattingly green lighted it though. It was a rogue move, same as Hunter Strickland intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in 2017. Watch the catcher in the video. If he knows the batter is going to get hit, he would pop up. The catcher doesn't move.


If Donny Baseball didnít know about it I imagine heíll be pissed. Itís disrespectful to him if one of his players feels he can go rogue.
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#2943777 - 08/17/18 09:19 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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....I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.


I agree that the Utley slide was not in the same category as Clemens throwing half a fractured bat. My problem with the Utley slide was where he slid. The point at which he made contact with Tejada was past 2nd base, and far to the side of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZsu7hq3W8

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#2943966 - 08/19/18 09:35 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
....I thought Utley slid hard but not illegally.


I agree that the Utley slide was not in the same category as Clemens throwing half a fractured bat. My problem with the Utley slide was where he slid. The point at which he made contact with Tejada was past 2nd base, and far to the side of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZsu7hq3W8


Actually, re-watching it reminds me that he started his slide past the base. Clearly illegal. I had remembered it as just hard-nosed baseball, which Iím a fan of.

Anyone remember the Carlton Fisk-Thurman Munson plate collision? Lol!
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#2944817 - 08/24/18 11:09 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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This is so cool. Zoom in and touch any ZIP code to find out the breakdown of fans, based on Facebook data.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/24/upshot/facebook-baseball-map.html

Then check out the excellent article:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/23/upshot/24-upshot-baseball.html

I had no idea that the Angels, White Sox and Padres had such small fan bases, or that the Rangersí was so large. My assumption was that half of Texas were Astros fans. The Mets, and especially the Athletics are justÖsad.
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#2944859 - 08/24/18 02:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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I had no idea that the [.....] Padres had such small fan bases,


We have the distinct geographical disadvantage of being hemmed in by an ocean to the west, a desert to the east, and a different country to the south. (also losing for a long long time)
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#2944890 - 08/24/18 04:30 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadecay]
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I had no idea that the [.....] Padres had such small fan bases,


We have the distinct geographical disadvantage of being hemmed in by an ocean to the west, a desert to the east, and a different country to the south. (also losing for a long long time)


Yeah, they point that out in the article, but I never had really thought of that before. I guess the Marlins are in a similar situation.

Whatís funny is that when you click ZIP codes even up in Alaska, itís still Yankees and Red Sox dominating, with some Mariners fans thrown in.
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#2947225 - 09/08/18 01:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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The Braves are pissing me off.
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#2947276 - 09/08/18 09:07 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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fortunately for you as a Braves fan, the entire division sucks. The Braves would not be in first place in any other division in baseball. That, however, does not matter. The Braves are in first place in their division. Good for you.
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#2947363 - 09/09/18 09:52 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Braves bullpen is awful.

Where is Bryce Harper going to land? Yankees, aiming for that short RF porch?
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#2947393 - 09/10/18 07:51 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Where is Bryce Harper going to land? Yankees, aiming for that short RF porch?


Dunno. I really hope Washington lets him sign elsewhere. Nats are solid in the outfield without him, and can use that money where it is needed at other positions. He is a fan favorite however, puts people in the stands, so if the Nats do sign him for stupid money I won't be surprised.
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#2951668 - 10/05/18 10:40 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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The Braves are in dire straights. I can actually see them taking the next two in Atlanta but a third back in Los Angeles? Not likely.

Milwaukee is looking very good. They may have enough to go all the way.
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#2951716 - 10/06/18 09:11 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Want to give a shout out to Synthaholic. Got to see his Braves win their division this year. He stuck with them all through the rebuilding years. That's a true fan. twothumbs
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#2951720 - 10/06/18 09:22 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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The Yankees have tons of hitting. Second baseman Torres hit 24 homers as a 21 year old rookie (in only 123 games), third baseman Andujar hit 27 homers as a 23 year old rookie, Stanton did not have as good a year as expected, and Judge only played in 112 games due to his wrist injury. So I would hope that any off season signings for the Yankees would focus on starting pitchers as opposed to Bryce Harper.

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#2951727 - 10/06/18 10:13 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Want to give a shout out to Synthaholic. Got to see his Braves win their division this year. He stuck with them all through the rebuilding years. That's a true fan. twothumbs


Thanks Dave. It was hell during the 1980s! crazy
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#2951728 - 10/06/18 10:21 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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You know, the more I hear John Smoltz broadcast games the more convinced I am that he should be managing somewhere. He has great institutional memory. And he rightfully rejects a lot of this saber metric garbage. Last night he was lamenting the disappearance of the pitch-out, with unassailable logic. Heís also a fan, like myself, of the bunt, which has been vilified by players as a less-than-manly way to get on base. Which is insane. Any line drive hitter is guaranteed to get more line drive base hits if he bunts every so often. The infield will have to play in a few more steps, reducing their reaction time.
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#2951733 - 10/06/18 11:04 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Exactly. The same philosophy applies in football: if you want to get the passing game going, make sure you have a good running game. It keeps defenses honest.

Best of luck to your Braves, Synthaholic.

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#2952031 - 10/08/18 08:23 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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#2952390 - 10/10/18 12:20 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Red Sox v. Astros in a way feels like the World Series. These are two historically good teams and both seem to outclass the Dodgers and Brewers.

The Sox/Stros look pretty evenly matched. Boston has better hitters, Houston an epically good pitching staff. Might come down to whether Boston is giving up the game when David Price is on the mound. If he's terrible, as he always has been in the post-season, I don't see Boston overcoming that.
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#2953129 - 10/16/18 12:34 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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It was odd having a California/Wisconsin matchup in both the NLCS and Monday Night Football tonight. Of course, I rooted for the Dodgers and Packers as Wisconsin won both contests.

Still hoping to see another World Series win for the Dodgers during my lifetime, but I'll be happy for Wisconsin if the Brewers advance.

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#2953336 - 10/17/18 11:41 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I am now rooting hard for the Brewers to win, and the Dodgers to lose, because of Machado.

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#2953345 - 10/17/18 12:15 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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I've never cared for Machado. Saw him often the last 5 years taking my youngest son north to O's games at Camden Yards. He is a superstar player. He is also a punk.
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#2953349 - 10/17/18 12:28 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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He's a hot dog and a dirty player. That was a BS move at first base last night.

If you still have the game recorded from last night- in slo mo check out the Dodger who comes out onto the field to celebrate after Bellinger's single. He's one step away from crossing the 3rd base line before Machado slides home. Wouldn't that have been something ! I believe if he had crossed over the line and was technically "on the field" , the play would have been nullified.

Rooting for the small market team.
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#2953352 - 10/17/18 12:37 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Yeah, I'm not too happy about that as a Dodgers fan.

Nonetheless, it doesn't make the rest of the team any less worth rooting for. And of course when you're a lifelong fan, you root for a team regardless of the players who are on it.

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#2953353 - 10/17/18 12:37 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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#2953356 - 10/17/18 12:43 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Thanks, Dave.

I'll add (as a former Wisconsinite) that I'd probably be rooting for the Brewers if they were playing against any other team.

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#2953365 - 10/17/18 02:18 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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.... And of course when you're a lifelong fan, you root for a team regardless of the players who are on it.


I totally get that. Heck, I kept on rooting for the Yankees during the 2000 World Series even after Clemens threw half of a fractured bat at Mike Piazza. And I'm not sure I can think of an infraction done by a player during the World Series that was more deserving of punishment than that. I was thinking about the other players who I liked.

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#2953372 - 10/17/18 03:08 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Thanks, harmonizer.

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#2953403 - 10/17/18 05:53 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers got it done at home today. thu

Up 3-2 now. Regardless of who you're rooting for, this is a good series!

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#2953410 - 10/17/18 06:45 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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It most definitely is! A few rambling thoughts and observations from an old-school baseball fan:

1. I have always cheered for the Dodgers. I've traveled on numerous baseball trips and have sat in the outfield seats at Dodger Stadium. That said, I'm extremely happy that once this season is over, Manny Machado will sign with a different team, preferably one I either hate, or never hear from again.

2. I would also be happy enough to see Milwaukee win because they are small market, have a great manager, and I've been to Miller Park. However, I'm not sure they could beat either AL team.

3. I am a Canadian so all I get are Blue Jays games and Blue Jays talk radio. The team is owned by the largest sports media conglomerate, after all. But I can't cheer for Houston, because of Roberto Osuna. Much as I'd like them to beat the Red Sox. If you have little incentive to cheer for anyone but Toronto, it therefore stands that in the end, it's always ANYbody but Boston.

4. I do not like the swing and miss style of modern baseball. I do not like the wimpy Chase Utley rule (no breaking up a double play at second) and the clear path to home plate wimpy rule. No blocking the plate is ridiculous.

5. I think Commissioner Manfred, in trying to speed up the pace of a game, has screwed it up royally by allowing these "challenges." Angel Hernandez should blow a call, be booed out of the stadium, but eventually the Baseball Gods would even things out.

6. Someone had better start teaching kids in Little League how to beat a shift.

7. Every October I develop an earworm: The Fox Sports Theme. It is ripped off from the bridge of Sleigh Ride: "Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up let's go...."

There, now you've caught it.

8. And you kids get off my Astro Turf.
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#2953472 - 10/18/18 07:20 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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That was an amazing ending to the RedSox-Astros game last night. There is nothing cooler than seeing a player like Andrew Benintendi, who is not one of the team's big stars, come through with the clutch play for his team.

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#2953669 - 10/19/18 08:29 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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The team with the highest payroll wins the American League pennant.

What are the odds?
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#2953671 - 10/19/18 08:31 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Yeah, Machado shows his ass a lot. Heís a very immature guy. Heís going to get one in his ear before long.
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#2953755 - 10/19/18 09:18 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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...And it comes down to a game 7. Hoping the Dodgers can pull off another victory on the road.

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#2953902 - 10/20/18 09:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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The team with the highest payroll wins the American League pennant.

What are the odds?


Not as good as one would expect, which is why baseball is (to me) still an interesting sport.

this year we have two huge market teams in the finals, two storied franchises, an advertisers fantasy come true. I still think the national league representative is outclassed but the Dodgers have more than enough talent to win if enough of their guys catch fire. The Sox, by contrast, should win if enough of their guys just play up to average expectations.
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#2953910 - 10/21/18 01:04 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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That was a very satisfying win for the Dodgers to close out the NLCS tonight. I'm grateful they have another shot at a World Series title!

I nonetheless felt a tinge of sorrow for the kind people of Wisconsin. They are some of the best sports fans in existence. It was hard to look at their disappointed faces as the Dodgers extended their lead. I wish them the best of luck in the future. I would have happily rooted for the Brewers if they had won tonight.

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#2954041 - 10/22/18 08:09 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
That was a very satisfying win for the Dodgers to close out the NLCS tonight. I'm grateful they have another shot at a World Series title!

I nonetheless felt a tinge of sorrow for the kind people of Wisconsin. They are some of the best sports fans in existence. It was hard to look at their disappointed faces as the Dodgers extended their lead. I wish them the best of luck in the future. I would have happily rooted for the Brewers if they had won tonight.

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I felt the same way about the Brewers fans. And I definitely would have rooted for them over the hated Bosox. I grew up in New Jersey as a diehard Yankees fan so the Red Sox hatred is natural. I came to intensely dislike your Dodgers, Geoff, when they played the Yankees in the late-1970s World Series. Mainly due to Tommy Lasorta, I think. He really got under my skin. But they had some great players on those teams.

Im predicting Boston in 5 games.
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#2954043 - 10/22/18 08:48 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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I wonder if the teams we "hate" as a baseball fan is based on what was happening the first few years we were serious fans. 1969 was the first year I really followed baseball, and the Orioles ruled the AL East from 1969-1974, the AL from 1969-1971 (I rooted for the Twins in the 1969 & 1970 ALCS, and the A's in the 1971 ALCS). So I'm never gonna like the Orioles. The Reds won the NL West 5 out of the 7 years from 1970-1976, during years when I was hoping other teams would win that division, and they ruined a potential soap opera ending in the 1975 World Series and thrashed the Yanks in the 1976 series. So I'm never gonna like the Reds. I don't dislike the Dodgers or Red Sox, because they were mostly underdog contenders during these years.

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#2954045 - 10/22/18 09:07 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: harmonizer
I wonder if the teams we "hate" as a baseball fan is based on what was happening the first few years we were serious fans. 1969 was the first year I really followed baseball, and the Orioles ruled the AL East from 1969-1974, the AL from 1969-1971 (I rooted for the Twins in the 1969 & 1970 ALCS, and the A's in the 1971 ALCS). So I'm never gonna like the Orioles. The Reds won the NL West 5 out of the 7 years from 1970-1976, during years when I was hoping other teams would win that division, and they ruined a potential soap opera ending in the 1975 World Series and thrashed the Yanks in the 1976 series. So I'm never gonna like the Reds. I don't dislike the Dodgers or Red Sox, because they were mostly underdog contenders during these years.


I think you nailed it. My dislikes/likes are all based on my childhood. I liked the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics, and pretty much disregarded the entire National League.
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#2954087 - 10/22/18 01:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Mine are based on my childhood too. The main difference for me was that there was no home team in Phoenix the late '60s when I began to form my allegiances, just the NBA expansion Suns. Otherwise, the closest teams were a state away in California.

The Giants played exhibition games in Phoenix, and they had a minor league franchise thereóso they were kind of a home teamóbut Dodgers games played more often on our TV sets during the regular season, so they were also a bit of a home team. I wound up choosing the Dodgers over the Giants, but I liked the Giants enough that I never developed the habit of hating division rivals.

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#2954103 - 10/22/18 02:54 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: harmonizer
I wonder if the teams we "hate" as a baseball fan is based on what was happening the first few years we were serious fans. 1969 was the first year I really followed baseball, and the Orioles ruled the AL East from 1969-1974, the AL from 1969-1971 (I rooted for the Twins in the 1969 & 1970 ALCS, and the A's in the 1971 ALCS). So I'm never gonna like the Orioles. The Reds won the NL West 5 out of the 7 years from 1970-1976, during years when I was hoping other teams would win that division, and they ruined a potential soap opera ending in the 1975 World Series and thrashed the Yanks in the 1976 series. So I'm never gonna like the Reds. I don't dislike the Dodgers or Red Sox, because they were mostly underdog contenders during these years.


Nope. I even hate Sweet Caroline.
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#2954124 - 10/22/18 05:54 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: drawback]
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I even hate Sweet Caroline.

Me too. Especially when the idiots who program music at Toronto Maple Leafs home games unleash the wretched thing to try and jack up the long-suffering crowd. Talk about cultural illiteracy. Leafs fans are also Blue Jays fans. At least the club didnít invite John Farrell in to lead the sing-along.

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#2954145 - 10/22/18 08:01 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Polychrest]
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I even hate Sweet Caroline.

Me too.


Right-o. 'Cause good times never seemed so good. wink
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#2954157 - 10/22/18 10:15 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I find it interesting that we keep allegiances to or hatreds of teams based on things that happened 20 or 30 years ago. None of the players are the same. Most likely the non-players associated with the team (managers, staff, owners) have all changed. Maybe the locker room guy has been there 40 years, is he the consistent thread through it all? Viewed over a period of some decades, a "team" is nothing more a fiction we accept because we want to identify with something.
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#2954159 - 10/22/18 10:36 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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Originally Posted By: Adan
I find it interesting that we keep allegiances to or hatreds of teams based on things that happened 20 or 30 years ago. None of the players are the same. Most likely the non-players associated with the team (managers, staff, owners) have all changed. Maybe the locker room guy has been there 40 years, is he the consistent thread through it all? Viewed over a period of some decades, a "team" is nothing more a fiction we accept because we want to identify with something.


Yeah, pretty much anyone and anything associated with the Toronto Maple Leafs is garbage. From before we were born til the end of time, we all know that. Ask Roch Carrier about it.
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#2954160 - 10/22/18 10:41 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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#2954224 - 10/23/18 09:46 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Jerry knows.


If rooting for a shirt is ridiculous, then I say rooting for a pair of sox is even worse.

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#2954242 - 10/23/18 10:48 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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If rooting for a shirt is ridiculous, then I say rooting for a pair of sox is even worse.

Makes sense to me.

Game One is tonight.



GO DODGER BLUE!!! thu

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#2954247 - 10/23/18 11:02 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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1918
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And, dare I say it...
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#2954335 - 10/23/18 09:34 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: synthizen2]
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I think the only other time in my lifetime that I couldnít root for either World Series team was when it was Red Sox - Cardinals.

I meant to make my prediction yesterday, but Iím picking Boston in 5 games. Mainly because the Dodgers have no weapons other than pitching and the long ball. No small ball, no hit and run, no one who can lay down a bunt (except maybe Kershaw), and no running game. Which is why I have such a low opinion of Dave Roberts as a manager. But they can play home run baseball very well.
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#2954461 - 10/24/18 11:45 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
I meant to make my prediction yesterday, but Iím picking Boston in 5 games.

Ah, but you did make that prediction on that day. Synthaholic. Here it is in your first post of the 22nd:

Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Im predicting Boston in 5 games.

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#2954462 - 10/24/18 11:47 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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I'm not too happy to see the Dodgers down 0-2 as they return to LA. Hoping for much better luck in the games ahead...

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#2954523 - 10/25/18 09:56 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
I meant to make my prediction yesterday, but Iím picking Boston in 5 games.

Ah, but you did make that prediction on that day. Synthaholic. Here it is in your first post of the 22nd:

Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Im predicting Boston in 5 games.

Best,

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I just HAVE to stop posting while drunk!

I think the Dodgers will win game 3.
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#2954527 - 10/25/18 10:16 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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I am not a Red Sox fan, but their two-out hitting really does seem excellent.

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#2954530 - 10/25/18 10:38 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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The Dodgers are a good team, but the Red Sox are, well, maybe not one of the best teams ever, but arguably belonging in that discussion. 108 wins is historically good and they didn't luck their way into it.

It would be fun to see the series go back to Boston, so for that reason alone, I'd like to see the Dodgers win a couple.

JD Martinez seems to have a hot bat, which is bad news for any opposing team, but now the Sox will have to play him in the field which means detracting from one of their less heralded strengths, which is their outstanding outfield defense.

The Dodgers have better pitching and their home is certainly more of a pitchers park than Fenway.
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#2954781 - 10/26/18 07:26 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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Can anyone shut out the highest scoring offense in baseball for 7 innings?
Anyone?

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#2954794 - 10/27/18 12:16 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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This game is just insane.

I left to go play organ for our minor league hockey game, loaded in, ate dinner, played for the entire game which went to overtime then a penalty shootout, broke down, loaded out, sat in traffic leaving the arena, stopped by a store, got home 90 minutes ago and this baseball game has been on the whole time.
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#2954795 - 10/27/18 12:34 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Bobadecay]
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#2954797 - 10/27/18 01:04 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: S_Gould]
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*Whew!*

I watched right up until the not so bitter end. What an amazing, record setting game: four innings longer than the longest World Series game ever and the longest postseason MLB game ever.

The outcome couldn't be better for the Dodgers as the Red Sox spent their roster to win this; and since no team has come back from being down 0-3 in the World Series, the series would have been as good as over if LA had lost.

At 18 innings, I guess we got a bonus game out of this World Series tonight (with Walker Buehler as the star of game one and Max Muncy the star of game two). If it goes to seven games, this could be remembered as "The Eight Game World Series."

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#2954798 - 10/27/18 01:15 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Truly amazing. Too bad for Eovaldi to give up the homer after all that phenomenal work, but hey, that's the way the cookie crumbles. This is a very different series all of a sudden.
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#2954839 - 10/27/18 10:02 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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I had an outside, very chilly gig last night. Got home from it and didnít even consider that the game was still on for about an hour, until I got on twitter. Finally had to shut it off at 2:10. Couldnít stay awake. First time in my life Iíve ever turned off a World Series game.

These are incredible stats:

https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-world-series-game-3-amazing-facts/c-299795560
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#2954852 - 10/27/18 11:54 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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These are incredible stats:

https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-world-series-game-3-amazing-facts/c-299795560

Thanks for the link, Synthaholic. This stat impressed me the most:

Originally Posted By: MLB.com
To put the time it took to play Game 3 in perspective, consider this note from STATS: The entire 1939 World Series finished in less time, wrapping up in a tidy seven hours, five minutes. The Yankees swept the Reds in that one, with none of the four games lasting longer than two hours, four minutes.


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#2954862 - 10/27/18 01:26 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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It does feel like a different series now. The fragile and not very effective Chris Sale probably can't go more than 5 innings if that, then they're into the Sox' fatigued bullpen which was no match for the Dodgers' pen to begin with. The Sox have to hope for an offensive explosion but if that doesn't happen, series tied 2-2 and Sox putting another tired starter on the mound Sunday.
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#2954863 - 10/27/18 01:28 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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It does feel like a different series now. The fragile and not very effective Chris Sale probably can't go more than 5 innings if that, then they're into the Sox' fatigued bullpen which was no match for the Dodgers' pen to begin with. The Sox have to hope for an offensive explosion but if that doesn't happen, series tied 2-2 and Sox putting another tired starter on the mound Sunday.

It's seems funny but if you're the Dodgers you would almost want to plan it this way -- play a marathon game that wears out the Red Sox' beleaguered pitching staff just to give yourself an advantage over the next two games.
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#2954927 - 10/27/18 09:09 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Adan]
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The Sox have to hope for an offensive explosion but if that doesn't happen


It happened...
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#2954931 - 10/27/18 09:59 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Yeah it did. The Red Sox are an excellent team, without a doubt.

It's a rare feat to win out in a World Series when down 3-1, but it's happened before. Here's hoping the Dodgers have it in them.

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#2954937 - 10/28/18 12:26 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Tigers did it in '68 coming back against my Cardinals. frown razz

Lolich won 3 games.

I do think they'll win tomorrow with Kershaw (last game as a Dodger ?) . Hopefully Roberts will leave him in the entire game... wink smirk cry

But can't seeing them taking two back at Fenway but like you said, it has been done before.

I continue to see Machado as just "off"..something's just wrong with that guy. idk

Can't see him coming back with Seager being healthy. He came in as sort of rent- a- player anyway....and did help get them to where they are, so mission accomplished I guess. But I have a feeling that dirty player/sort of a chip on his shoulder rep is going to follow him wherever he goes.

I had a free ticket to the Marathon game last night but had a last minute decent paying gig come in. So I passed.
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#2955029 - 10/28/18 02:44 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Dave Ferris]
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I wonder if the Dodgers will outscore the Rams today. (current score is Packers 10, Rams 2).

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#2955049 - 10/28/18 04:39 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: harmonizer]
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Ok, I now believe the Dodgers will not outscore the Rams today.

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#2955085 - 10/28/18 08:19 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Im predicting Boston in 5 games.


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#2955094 - 10/28/18 10:55 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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Let's not forget Synthaholic's other prediction too:

Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
I think the Dodgers will win game 3.

Congrats to our Boston fans. The better team won.

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#2955171 - 10/29/18 10:21 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: davedoerfler]
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It underscores how great this Boston team that 1) their best starter (Sale) was almost non-functional until the last game, 2) and their closer was sucking so bad he could hardly get anyone out through the entire postseason, and 3) the MVP of the team and of all baseball could only hit weak flyballs until the last game. And yet they still dominated.

It's fair to point out that the Sox have Baseball's highest payroll, but they are also using lots of homegrown talent which, personally, makes all the difference to me in whether I can root for a team. The Yankees, in contrast to their history, are also very good at this now. Referencing our discussion above about whether we are just rooting for a shirt, I think it makes a huge difference to know that a team is mostly made up of players who came up through that team's farm system. If you take that away, then it really is just a matter of who can make the best buying and trading choices.
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#2955321 - 10/29/18 07:55 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
Im predicting Boston in 5 games.


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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Let's not forget Synthaholic's other prediction too:

Originally Posted By: Synthaholic
I think the Dodgers will win game 3.


Thank you, gentlemen!
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#2955868 - 11/01/18 09:55 AM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: Synthaholic]
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Too funny not to share.

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#2955962 - 11/01/18 06:29 PM Re: Official MLB 2018 Thread [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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that was funny. laugh
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