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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2019, 09:33:27 PM »
I've caught every moment of it on the Tee Vee. Jays have a bright future if they can get some fucking consistent starting pitching but Gravity's Astros will take it all this year.

Astros are the team to beat but I will always be a Cubs fan. I hope this is the year they meet up but the Dodgers are tough.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #76 on: September 19, 2019, 09:00:41 AM »
What a year for the Buccos!  Woooooo!!!!  Can't wait for next season.  This one's not over yet but the cherry on top has to be our star closer Felipe Vazquez being charged for child porn and soliciting sex from a minor.  I don't think I can root for this team anymore.  :'(  Perhaps if the GM and Manager are fired, that'd be a start.  The owner selling the team would be an absolute miracle.  Bob Nutting sucks.   >:(

But in all honesty, if no wholesale changes are made I can't be a fan anymore.  Not that it hurts them, but it's just not worth my time by seeing and hearing the same old bullshit.  I still love baseball though.  Maybe I'll be a Cardinals fan?  Or Twins.  Always liked those franchises.  Or maybe I don't bother at all.  Hmmm...
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #77 on: September 19, 2019, 09:05:59 PM »
I didn't live anywhere a team growing up, I sure liked the Pirates:  Clemente, Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, AO, Dave Parker, even Dock Ellis. 

Heck - if the game still featured these kind of players, I'd still be watching.  But it doesn't, and I don't.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2019, 10:22:00 PM »
I didn't live anywhere a team growing up, I sure liked the Pirates:  Clemente, Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, AO, Dave Parker, even Dock Ellis. 

Heck - if the game still featured these kind of players, I'd still be watching.  But it doesn't, and I don't.

@PB  You're right.  The game doesn't feature those types of players overall, however there are a handful. Mike Trout comes to mind.  I never got to see Clemente since he died when I was 2 years old.  I didn't see Oliver or Ellis since they were shipped off in trades.  However I saw Stargell, Parker, and Sanguillen a lot growing up.   8)
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2019, 07:56:56 AM »
I was so fortunate to be old enough to be able to go to Atlanta for games when the Braves first came to town. I saw both Drysdale and Koufax pitch and Johnny Roseboro catch. Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey. Mantle, Maris, Ford for an exhibition game. Bob Gibson, Curt Flood, Lou Brock. Pete Rose, Lee May, Tony Perez, Tommy Helms - all of whom I’d seen in the minors. Clemente, Mazeroski, Stargell. Orlando Cepeda with the Cardinals and Braves. Cletis  Boyer with the Yankees and Braves.

But the strangest of all was Satchel Paige. The Braves learned in 1966 that Paige lacked one month on a major league roster to qualify for the MLB pension, so in September when the rosters expanded,the Braves signed him. Late one Sunday game, he got up in the bullpen and started warming up. The crowd was screaming for him to go into the game. Of course he didn’t, but I at least got to see him throw the ball.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #80 on: September 26, 2019, 08:36:57 AM »
I was so fortunate to be old enough to be able to go to Atlanta for games when the Braves first came to town. I saw both Drysdale and Koufax pitch and Johnny Roseboro catch. Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey. Mantle, Maris, Ford for an exhibition game. Bob Gibson, Curt Flood, Lou Brock. Pete Rose, Lee May, Tony Perez, Tommy Helms - all of whom I’d seen in the minors. Clemente, Mazeroski, Stargell. Orlando Cepeda with the Cardinals and Braves. Cletis  Boyer with the Yankees and Braves.

But the strangest of all was Satchel Paige. The Braves learned in 1966 that Paige lacked one month on a major league roster to qualify for the MLB pension, so in September when the rosters expanded,the Braves signed him. Late one Sunday game, he got up in the bullpen and started warming up. The crowd was screaming for him to go into the game. Of course he didn’t, but I at least got to see him throw the ball.

@juan  Wow.  That's an impressive group.  That was a stand up move by the Braves to sign Satchel.  Seeing him throw, bullpen or not, would be great.  I envy you.  8)
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2019, 03:40:49 PM »
... Satchel.  Seeing him throw, bullpen or not, would be great.  I envy you.  8)

Agreed.  GOAT?

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2019, 03:46:05 PM »
He looked like he still had some hop on the ball, though bullpen work can be deceiving.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2019, 10:04:17 PM »
And the Nationals surprise everybody. World Series bound.  They won't beat the Astros 8)
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2019, 10:07:20 PM »
And the Nationals surprise everybody. World Series bound.  They won't beat the Astros 8)

FUCK THOSE CUNTS.
Bullshit Bud Selig cunty backroom dealing cunty cunts.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2019, 10:11:01 PM »
FUCK THOSE CUNTS.
Bullshit Bud Selig cunty backroom dealing cunty cunts.

Did someone bet on the Cardinals?
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2019, 10:16:39 PM »
Did someone bet on the Cardinals?

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It has been dead to me since October 3, 2004.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2019, 10:31:58 PM »
And the Nationals surprise everybody. World Series bound.  They won't beat the Astros 8)

This is f'n great.  I hate ass-clowns like Brice Harper.  He leaves and the Nats go to the Series.  Not a coincidence.  How'd the Phils do anyhow?

How'd the Pads do with Manny No-hustle?  How's Antonio Brown doin'?  OBJ?  Losers with nice stats

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2019, 10:34:29 PM »
FUCK BASEBALL.
It has been dead to me since October 3, 2004.

I can understand that sentiment. It was dead to me for awhile after the Cubs collapse in 1969.  The Cubs collapsed almost as bad this year.  If it wasn’t for the Astros I wouldn’t be following this postseason.  I did go to the first game against the Rays but won’t be going again for quite some time.

I got to see a few Expos games in Montreal in 76 and 77. A guy I worked with in the USAF had played high school ball with Ray Burris and he would get tickets whenever the Cubs were in town.  Eventually Ray Burris played for the Expos. It’s funny I remembered Ray’s name, but not the name of the guy I sat next to at work.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2019, 05:49:56 PM »
C’mon @KSM

I could use some help rooting for the Astros
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