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Post by Sloonei » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:21 pm

We're less than three weeks away from the happiest season of all, folks.
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Post by S~V~S » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:33 pm

And the big question in NY is will Tebow actually come up with the Mets and play?
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Post by Sloonei » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:42 pm

S~V~S wrote:And the big question in NY is will Tebow actually come up with the Mets and play?
I give him a 0.01% chance of cracking the roster this year. I am interested to see how he fares though.
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Post by S~V~S » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 pm

They are putting him in Grapefruit games, so :shrug:

But yeah not likely unless he is Thor's BFF or something.
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Post by Sloonei » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:48 pm

Our only real question here is how to react to not having David Ortiz in the lineup.
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Post by Sloonei » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:59 pm

S~V~S wrote:They are putting him in Grapefruit games, so :shrug:

But yeah not likely unless he is Thor's BFF or something.
I was surprised just now to learn he's hitting above .200 this spring.
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Post by S~V~S » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:02 pm

Sloonei wrote:Our only real question here is how to react to not having David Ortiz in the lineup.
It's hard to conceive of baseball without Big Papi for sure. He's like Mr Boston really.
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Post by Sloonei » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:09 pm

S~V~S wrote:
Sloonei wrote:Our only real question here is how to react to not having David Ortiz in the lineup.
It's hard to conceive of baseball without Big Papi for sure. He's like Mr Boston really.
It really is. He's been here since I was 11 years old. That's more than half of my lifetime. It's going to take a while to get used to this. But I'm pretty excited for this season, and it's nice that they'll be able to use the DH spot to let guys rest every so often. And I'm super excited for this season. The Sox are loaded with young talent and might have the best starting rotation in the AL. If Andrew Benintendi isn't Rookie of the Year, I'll eat my shoe.
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Post by Sloonei » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:07 pm

Murrica won the WBC last night. I was kind of rooting for Puerto Rico, they seemed to be having a lot of fun. But I like Marcus Stroman a lot so it was cool to see him dominate on that stage. Now I'm scared.
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Post by S~V~S » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:29 pm

I almost always root for the teams from the islands. One good ball player can raise the standard of living of entire villages in the DR, for instance, so I like to see those guys make it to the bigs. Years ago before he became controversial, from time to time you used to see Jose Reyes' whole family, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews out and about on excursions in the NY area and they all looked so happy.

It is my understanding that David Ortiz puts tremendous amounts of $$ into the DR economy, and Pedro Martinez not only pays to have whole villages upgraded, he pitches in on the building himself.
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Post by Sloonei » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Yeah they've both got good reputations here as guys who give a lot back to the DR. I've been reading up on what life is like for prospects from the DR latsly and it makes me root for those guys so much harder. It's not just about playing a game to them, it's about lifting their families or entire communities out of poverty.

And there have been stories over the last week about how crime rates in Puerto Rico were down as their team went on this run, so that was cool. Either way, it seems this tournament was a big success around the world. With that and the World Series last year, baseball finally seems to be on the rise again, and I'm all for that.
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Post by Sloonei » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:25 am

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Post by JaggedJimmyJay » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:45 pm

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Post by Spacedaisy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:58 pm

JaggedJimmyJay wrote:How about we just start the playoffs right now.
Pretty much how Reds fans feel every single season... We all know the inevitable always happens.

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Post by Sloonei » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:43 pm

JaggedJimmyJay wrote:
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How about we just start the playoffs right now.
Only if Bronson Arroyo is your Game 1 starter.
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Post by G-Man » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 pm

So yeah, weren't the Cleveland Indians the favorite to win the World Series?
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Post by Sloonei » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 pm

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So yeah, weren't the Cleveland Indians the favorite to win the World Series?
Yes. I believe in Houston this year. That lineup is nuts, their top two starters can match up with anyone, and they're playing for a city that needs good news bad.
If the Cubs lose tonight, all four of the teams I was rooting for in the Division Series will be eliminated.
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Post by Epignosis » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 am

I was rooting for the Indians, but I'm going to have to pull for Houston now.

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Post by G-Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Yeah, Houston is probably my top team now, even though I don't care about baseball.

1. Houston
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Post by Sloonei » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm

If the Yankees win I'm going to have bury my head in sand for ~6 months. I can stomach a Dodgers win only because of Rich Hill. I'll always root for the Cubs as my #2 team, but Houston has the most going for them this year. They've got a pair borderline Hall of Fame veterans with a combined 0 World Series titles between them (Beltran and Verlander), so it would be cool to see them win it. Plus Jose Altuve is the most exciting player in baseball. And then there's the city of Houston itself right now. Go Astros.
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Post by G-Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 pm

As a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, I root against the Yankees so they don't extend their lead in total championships over my Habs any further.
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Post by Sloonei » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Roy Halladay died today. He will always be one of my favorite opponents in any sport and I'm stunned by this news. I'll never forget when he finally got a chance to pitch in the playoffs and proceeded to throw a no-hitter in his first game like it was nothing. RIP to an absolute legend of the sport.
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