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2018 MLB

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Trakiel, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Trakiel

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    Call me Caitlyn. Got any cake?

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    It's less than a month until spring training starts. Time for you guys to stop living in the past and embrace the inevitable Minnesota Twins 2018 World Series Champions*.

    *I have have no great argument for this outcome. I simply wanted to see how it looks reading it.
     
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    They won't get past the curse until they exorcise the demons of Kent Hrbek being a Chtr. I'm not bitter.

     
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    The Rangers come to Seattle for mine and my husbands birthdays. I’m so stoked.
     
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    In Hrbek's defense, he was just trying to steal one of Gant's vowels.
     
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    Worst call I’ve ever seen in a World Series. It was a great series, but I was convinced it was fixed after that.
     
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    For the past 26 years, I was a season ticket holder - shared seats with a group of guys. (1991 was our first year having seats, and last year was our last.) I haven't been to every game or every playoff game, but I've been to a lot of them. I wasn't actually at that game, obviously, since it was in Minnesota. But, I was at the first home game after that, and still one of my favorite signs was "HEY HRBEK, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL?" followed closely by "HRBEK is a CHTR." (Honorable mention to the Spinal Tap reference poster that just said "Smell The Glove") I don't blame Hrbek, though. I mean, he just took Gant's momentum and turned it into an opportunity. I do blame that idiot umpire, Drew Coble, though. (Remember him? Yeah, nobody else does, either, since he quit in the big 1999 ump walkout, and didn't get hired back - because he sucked.)
     
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    The ump strike of ‘99 put a smile on my face. Imagine making as little as a quarter million dollars a year to work up to four hours a day, possibly for almost seven months a year. Take your boot off their neck, already.

    I have a lot of heart for officials, they take a lot of grief. Umpires don’t, fuck them. Can’t handle getting yelled at from time to time, cupcake? Every day I stab a voodoo doll in hopes that Angel Hernandez catches a line drive square in the ballsack.
     
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    I guess he made to much money.

    Marlins fire man who plays team's mascot, Billy the Marlin

    "News outlets report that John DeCicco, who has appeared as Billy the Marlin at home games for more than a decade, was fired this week. The team confirmed the termination Tuesday, saying Billy the Marlin will remain the team's mascot but with a different person in the costume. Team officials didn't give a reason for the firing."
     
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    ....and now Sammy Sosa is a cowboy.

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    Bullshit, that’s Billy Crystal.
     
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    Now they're just getting downright petty:

    Marlins' sea creature mascot race canceled, per reports

    I'm starting to wonder if there's a minimum attendance clause in their contract ala Major League and Derek Jeter is the "Ex-Showgirl" owner.
     
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    That race is offensive. Not a SINGLE racer is in a wheelchair. It’s insulting to those who can’t run.
     
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    The start of this season will mark twenty years since the Sosa-McGwire home run race. Not ten, twenty. You're welcome for that. Is this a great coma we're in, or what?

    Fuck, McGwire got old.
    [​IMG]
     
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    That's from an MLB exec? What a fucking idiot. That's because the game of baseball is fundamentally different, where only one person is on offense at a time. (or 4, if there are base runners) You don't fucking have LeBron and his teammates taking turns one at a time, every other time down the court, dribbling and shooting against the other 5 guys on defense.

    Having to substitute a pitcher or pinch hit at the right time is part of the strategy of the game . . . well, at least in the National League. It's why in recent years, some managers bring their "closer" in to the game in the 7th or 8th inning, if the situation is more critical.

    If they wanted to talk about free substitution or something, that's different. So, if you wanted to put somebody in for defense in the 7th or 8th, and then the hitter that came out can go back in to bat in the 9th. You can do it once per game. That's how the college softball teams do it.
     
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    It’s about time a sport allowed cheating.

    What. The fuck. Is that.
     
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    When you combine this with his 2-20 batting this spring, he's not a two way player. He's not even a one dimensional player. I think he needs to start out the season in A ball and work his way up.

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