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Old 10th June 2010, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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M.l.b.

That's Major League Baseball, for fans of cricket and other mysterious pastimes.

Just in case there is a ballfan or three in here.

Personally, I miss Mannywood.
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Old 14th June 2010, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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gosh, baseball is a great game, isn't it J Riff ?
Yes, J Riff, it is my favorite game along with hockey.
Maybe someday another baseball fan will show up in Chrons.
Yes, J Riff, it is a long season.
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It is a great game, but there is so much of it, the sense of urgency has yet to be hit. Unless of course you live in Milwaukee (ahem) and been saddled with basically 30 years of sublime mediocrity.

The latter sentence may explain why I enjoy watching the game but struggle to get passionate about it.

But I will say I am loving that it is a pitcher's year, again aside from the Brewers.
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Old 20th September 2010, 03:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well it's going to be a great year. Twins or Texas top the big 2 in the AL ?
can the Giants catch th' Braves. Buster Posey says Yes !
The pennant race is as much fun as the World Series.
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Old 24th September 2010, 07:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love baseball, it's the closest thing I have to a religion. I'm a Tigers fan so it's been a tough year to watch. I'm planning to root for the NL this year, their teams just all seem more exciting than the Rays/Yanks, but that may just be becos I don't follow the NL much and there's still an exciting pennant race going on over there.
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No one here has more a claim to misery than I. I'm an Oriole fan.
At least we have a new manager who seems to be pushing the right buttons.
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Old 25th September 2010, 02:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Seen a lot of the Tigers and the O's this year via Jays games. Jays vs. Os up next I think, I hope the Os win and Bautista hits a raft of Hrs. All the Jays do is hit home runs, they bash them out like there's no tomorrow, and lose by a run.
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Old 29th September 2010, 08:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No one here has more a claim to misery than I. I'm an Oriole fan.
At least we have a new manager who seems to be pushing the right buttons.
I earned my misery claims... I came of age in the 90s, when the Tigers were the worst team of the decade, culminating in the record-setting 110+ loss season. I can truly comprehend your pain this season. That said, I still hop my Tigers kick the O's butts to finish the season... I want a strong finish to make Detroit more attractive to FA's in the off season. The O's played well at Comerica last time though and the Tigers lost Cabrera and stink on the road, so it could be an underwhelming finish.
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Old 30th September 2010, 01:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What...Tigers lost Cabrera? wha? Injured, not traded?
I'm a Mariners fan too, so losing is a way of life there..
All we get on TV is Jays games! I can't find a National league game to watch and that's where the excitement is.
Phillies will be very tough but the Giants have the magic charm... if they get in.
Tor 3 NYY 0 in the 3rd inning. Cito's last home game.
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What...Tigers lost Cabrera? wha? Injured, not traded?
I'm a Mariners fan too, so losing is a way of life there..
All we get on TV is Jays games! I can't find a National league game to watch and that's where the excitement is.
Phillies will be very tough but the Giants have the magic charm... if they get in.
Tor 3 NYY 0 in the 3rd inning. Cito's last home game.
Cabrera's injured. A sprain or something. The Tigers really felt it... they just got swept at Cleveland. They need to take 2 out of 4 in Baltimore to finish above .500, which isn't as easy as it was a few months ago. Bummer.

I think I'll be rooting for the Giants in the playoffs. I just love their pitching. Though being in Ohio I feel I should root for the Reds. But I'm not really fond of any of the AL teams in the playoffs this season.
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Yes, Rays will be hard to get rid of. Minnesota very tough as well, I don't see the Yanks again this year.
The Giants! Buster Posey!
The hated Phillies ....
Will be inneresting to see if the rookie Reds pitcher w/ 100 MPH stuff can make a difference. The Braves are a bore. Sorry to Bobby Cox, but...
Go Rangers! A long shot, but I'd love to see Vladdy win one, been a fan since he came up with the Expos.
Wednesday. Bring it on!
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Mercy! Texas wins game one, and now Halladay, beloved ex-blue jay, is 6 outs away from a no-hitter in his first ever playoff game. With an RBI. Next up is Yanks/Twins.
here's the play-by-play )
4-0 Phillies in the 8th
J Gomes strikes out on 3 pitches. J. Bruce grounds weakly to mound on 1st pitch. B. Stubbs strikes out looking on 3 pitches. 9 Ks, 1 walk, pitch count 94. 3 to go!
Phillies go in order.
R. Hernandez high fly to second. M. Cairo high foul to third.
Crowd going crazy ... R. Phillips..... strike, strike, nubber to catcher!
Woweeee! History!
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That was amazing to watch. Halladay was utterly dominant last night. I bet Cliff Lee is a bit angry at how he stole his thunder!

Also happy to see Texas taking it to the Rays. I have no animosity to the Rays really, but 1) they're kind of a boring team and 2) I don't want to see fall playoff baseball in a stupid dome! Could go either way on the Yankees Twins, but I'll hope that Texas beats whichever one of them wins.

I can't see anyone stopping Philly in the playoffs with their rotation. I really hope the Giants knock off the Braves though... the Braves bore me too and how awesome would the pitching matchups in a Giants-Phillies series be? Halladay-Lincecum. Oswalt-Cain. Hamels-Sanchez.

And while I still want the Giants to win, imagine this WS game 1:

Cliff Lee vs Roy Halladay
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Mercy! Texas wins game one, and now Halladay, beloved ex-blue jay, is 6 outs away from a no-hitter in his first ever playoff game. With an RBI. Next up is Yanks/Twins.
here's the play-by-play )
4-0 Phillies in the 8th
J Gomes strikes out on 3 pitches. J. Bruce grounds weakly to mound on 1st pitch. B. Stubbs strikes out looking on 3 pitches. 9 Ks, 1 walk, pitch count 94. 3 to go!
Phillies go in order.
R. Hernandez high fly to second. M. Cairo high foul to third.
Crowd going crazy ... R. Phillips..... strike, strike, nubber to catcher!
Woweeee! History!
Someone is channeling Gary Thorne .
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Old 8th October 2010, 06:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Gary Thorne??

Twins cursed, by the Yankees. Yes, Atlanta is boring, and so are the Rays. Buster Posey! Giants/Rangers would be great.
But, probably, the %!$!#! Yankees.....
The umps are pretty shaky so far.
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