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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335191 times)

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1275 on: September 01, 2011, 11:36:31 AM »
The Netherlands are looking to host some MLB games in 2014

http://www.mister-baseball.com/netherlands-present-bid-book-mlb-week-york/

Has anyone here ever been to Hoofddorp ?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1276 on: September 01, 2011, 08:34:58 PM »
The Netherlands are looking to host some MLB games in 2014

http://www.mister-baseball.com/netherlands-present-bid-book-mlb-week-york/

Has anyone here ever been to Hoofddorp ?

No but I wish I had, and I love dutch girls they are very liberal thinkers!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1277 on: September 02, 2011, 08:00:20 AM »
I 'll suggest to my mate who runs a Sports Travel company that he market this as .................

"Come to Holland to see the pros in action............ and watch some Baseball"

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1278 on: September 02, 2011, 09:10:14 PM »
Sounds good to me

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1279 on: September 03, 2011, 11:27:19 AM »
I'll keep an eye on how the plans progress, with the aim of having a "H&V Hardball and Hookers Tour" in 2014

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1280 on: September 17, 2011, 03:01:24 AM »
Another losing season for the Pirates, that makes it 19 and an MLB record.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1281 on: September 19, 2011, 08:28:58 PM »
The Sox are going to blow this.

After their poor performance against the Rays, they're now losing to the awful O's.


In better news, I've somehow managed to make the final in my Fantasy Baseball League.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1282 on: September 20, 2011, 05:29:35 PM »
Good response from the Sox in game two last night and well done to Mo Rivera last night for the record setting save, he has only blown something like 73 saves in over 700 attempts, not bad but just as shame he plays for that lot!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1283 on: September 21, 2011, 02:05:35 PM »
What the fuck are the Red Sox doing?   Bloody hell.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1284 on: September 22, 2011, 09:20:21 AM »
What the fuck are the Red Sox doing?   Bloody hell.

This is shaping up to be the biggest regular season collapse of all time

However, even though they lost again yesterday, thanks to the Rays losing a double-header to the Highlanders, the Sox actually increased their Wild Card lead to 2.5 games

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1285 on: September 22, 2011, 01:55:01 PM »
What the fuck are the Red Sox doing?   Bloody hell.

This is shaping up to be the biggest regular season collapse of all time

However, even though they lost again yesterday, thanks to the Rays losing a double-header to the Highlanders, the Sox actually increased their Wild Card lead to 2.5 games

Didn't the Mets blow a really big lead a few years ago with something like 15 games left, they lost 14?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1286 on: September 22, 2011, 03:18:52 PM »

Didn't the Mets blow a really big lead a few years ago with something like 15 games left, they lost 14?

Possibly 2007..........

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2007 Mets miss playoffs

What the math says: 499-to-1 against. The Mets' playoff probability peaked at 99.80 percent after the action of Sept. 12, when they held a 7-game lead over the Phillies with 16 games to play, and some favorable wild-card permutations as a backup.

Aggravating circumstances: Willie Randolph's clubhouse imploding; for better or for worse, this team will be used for quite some time as the example of the importance of clubhouse chemistry. Most of the damage came at the hands of the lowly Nationals and Marlins, and much of it before record-setting home crowds, while Tom Glavine finished things off with the least -- and hopefully not last -- start of his career.

Mitigating circumstances: Mathematically (as in every other sense) this was a catastrophe: The Mets' 99.80 percent chance to reach the playoffs was the second-highest figure ever by a team that failed to do so. However, there was perhaps no one signature moment or game; the loss to the Marlins in Game 162 was a symbolic in a way, but it was also an anticlimactic affair that was over by the middle of the 1st inning. Nor was the National League a great league; the Mets' only real enemies were themselves.



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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1287 on: September 22, 2011, 03:20:46 PM »
100 year ago today on 22 Sep 1911, Cy Young won his 511th and final game.

It was the record then, it is the record now and it'll be the record forever.

The must be the least likely record to to ever be broken in any sport.


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1288 on: September 22, 2011, 05:10:14 PM »
100 year ago today on 22 Sep 1911, Cy Young won his 511th and final game.

It was the record then, it is the record now and it'll be the record forever.

The must be the least likely record to to ever be broken in any sport.



Blimey that is some record, who is 2nd on the list?

I know it is always a big thing if a pitcher reaches 300, but 511!!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1289 on: September 23, 2011, 08:43:03 AM »
Walter Johnson is second with 417



Pitchers with 300 or more career wins (Regular Season)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_win_club

The active pitcher with the most wins is Tim Wakefield of the Sox with 200