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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335211 times)

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1170 on: May 25, 2011, 07:46:06 AM »
From the film but quite apt for this season

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All right people, we got 10 minutes 'till game time, let's all gather 'round. I'm not much for giving inspirational addresses, but I'd just like to point out that every newspaper in the country has picked us to finish last. The local press seems to think that we'd save everyone the time and trouble if we just went out and shot ourselves. Me, I'm for wasting sportswriters' time. So I figured we ought to hang around for a while and see if we can give 'em all a nice big shitburger to eat!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1171 on: May 25, 2011, 10:23:10 PM »
Quality speech, quality movie

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1172 on: May 28, 2011, 11:11:04 AM »
It took a while but order is now restored

A L East                   W   L   Pct   GB   

 Boston Red Sox   29   22   .569   --   
 New York Yankees   27   22   .551   1.0   
 Tampa Bay Rays   27   23   .540   1.5   
 Toronto Blue Jays   25   26   .490   4.0   
 Baltimore Orioles   24   25   .490   4.0   

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1173 on: May 29, 2011, 01:11:55 PM »
If you find some pictures, post them and did you take a camera yourself?

Yes, I took pics. I'll post some here at some point or upload to Facebook (PM me your Facebook info if you like)

I'm not on FB but post them whenever you get chance, it must have been quite a unique atmosphere


A month late I know, but here are some pics taken in the expensive seats during the 13 inning, 2:45am finishing Angels @ Red Sox marathon game.





I was so close that I was by the Radar guy

« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 12:39:28 PM by UK Redsox »

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1174 on: May 29, 2011, 05:30:28 PM »
Sadly nothing has come up unless I am missing something

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1175 on: May 30, 2011, 12:40:29 PM »
Sadly nothing has come up unless I am missing something

Sorry, I reorganised my Photobucket albums which seemed to screw up the links.

They should be fixed now

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1176 on: May 30, 2011, 09:07:44 PM »
Great stuff, Fenway looks fantastic even if there aren't many there.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1177 on: May 31, 2011, 08:26:42 AM »
Great stuff, Fenway looks fantastic even if there aren't many there.

I was surprised at how many were left at 02:45 in the morning considering it was a weeknight.

Getting up for the next day's game (a 13:35 start) was an effort for me. I dread to think what it was like for the players and grounds crew

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1178 on: June 02, 2011, 02:45:21 PM »
Centuries after we invented the game of baseball, Britain will finally get a chance to qualify for the World Baseball Classic

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110601&content_id=19867988&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1179 on: June 02, 2011, 03:23:12 PM »
I may have asked this before, but  does anybody on here play in one of the UK baseball leagues?

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1180 on: June 03, 2011, 07:43:31 AM »
I may have asked this before, but  does anybody on here play in one of the UK baseball leagues?

There's nothing anywhere near me.

If I'd had the chance to play as a kid (which I might have done if Rank Xerox had had a different policy about sending employee's families Stateside), I'd have been a slugging 1B/DH well on my way to Cooperstown by now

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1181 on: June 03, 2011, 11:40:35 AM »
I may have asked this before, but  does anybody on here play in one of the UK baseball leagues?

There's nothing anywhere near me.

If I'd had the chance to play as a kid (which I might have done if Rank Xerox had had a different policy about sending employee's families Stateside), I'd have been a slugging 1B/DH well on my way to Cooperstown by now

Do you ever go to the batting cages or anything? Or have you literally NEVER played?

And I am definitely not going to be able to make that Wed. Yanks/Sox game.  I have a project due for my class on Thursday.  I wish they were also playing a Friday game...

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1182 on: June 03, 2011, 12:17:49 PM »
If I'd had the chance to play as a kid (which I might have done if Rank Xerox had had a different policy about sending employee's families Stateside), I'd have been a slugging 1B/DH well on my way to Cooperstown by now

Did you ever "have a catch" with anyone?

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1183 on: June 03, 2011, 01:24:17 PM »
I've been in a batting cage a few times in Cooperstown.

The only proper game of "catch" (ie with gloves), took place in a Chicago sports store. Unsurprisingly, me and my mates were asked to leave.


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1184 on: June 03, 2011, 01:30:41 PM »

And I am definitely not going to be able to make that Wed. Yanks/Sox game.  I have a project due for my class on Thursday.  I wish they were also playing a Friday game...

I will down a beer in your honor at Stans before I enter the Death Star. As you know, I try not to spend a cent inside the building.