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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335212 times)

Offline The Left Side

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1365 on: November 20, 2011, 03:54:03 AM »
My favorite part of the Paplebon saga is that everyone in Boston is now RIPPING him and claiming they never liked him in the first place.

Which isn't really a shocker, but it is still funny.


(because it is blatantly not true)

What are they saying about him?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1366 on: November 21, 2011, 01:03:12 PM »
Greg Halman, 24. Stabbed to death; allegedly by his brother

Baseball player with the Seattle Mariners

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45383682/ns/today-today_news/t/mariners-greg-halman-stabbed-death-brother-arrested/#.TspLf8P7iWZ

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1367 on: November 27, 2011, 01:05:24 PM »
downgraded the yankee tickets again this year.

9 games for $90 package.

Grandstand, not bleachers. 

between the kids and school, I just couldn't do the big ones anymore.  And the 3 year old in the bleachers didn't go over so well with the wife last year.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1368 on: November 27, 2011, 08:24:35 PM »
I read that they'd upped the bleacher prices in the Death Star anyway, so sitting out there isn't as good a deal as it used to be

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1369 on: November 28, 2011, 10:10:29 AM »
I read that they'd upped the bleacher prices in the Death Star anyway, so sitting out there isn't as good a deal as it used to be

Lowered them for the plans, (mine are $10 per game), but upped them as single tickets.  But the upped price is below the national average for increases.

I have to be honest, the ticket price is never the most costly part of baseball.  Not even close.  I have never spent more than $55 on a ticket and usually spend $15-20 per game or less. 

It isn't like NFL, where you usually can't get a seat for under $200, and you freeze your peanuts off the whole time.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1370 on: November 30, 2011, 11:39:01 AM »
So, Bobby V?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1371 on: November 30, 2011, 01:57:24 PM »
So, Bobby V?

Better that Dickie V at least

Valentine will be interesting and divisive.

Timmy likes him ..................... http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7296774/mlb-red-sox-one-kind-bobby-valentine

Murray hates him ................ http://www.murraychass.com/?p=4056

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1372 on: December 02, 2011, 11:49:50 AM »
I just don't get it.

He's from where I live, and is a local New York area guy (who is now labeled a New England guy, funny how that works!), from Stamford.  He has a few bars and people seem to like him.

But the thing is, he is "very Bobby V".  Or should I say "VERY BOBBBBBY VEEEEEE!!!!"

Don't know if the players are going to want to win a WS and have it all heaped on the V-man.  He likes the spotlight too much for a big market winning team.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1373 on: December 02, 2011, 12:06:44 PM »
Two of my mates are from Stamford and are very much New Yorkers rather than New Englanders

From a sporting standpoint, I'd say that New England starts somewhere between New Haven and Hartford

Probably around....................................


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1374 on: December 05, 2011, 11:29:38 AM »
Reyes joins the Miami Marlins on a 6 year contract for $110m, I think it said, discuss!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1375 on: December 05, 2011, 01:32:14 PM »
Reyes joins the Miami Marlins on a 6 year contract for $110m, I think it said, discuss!

What's the Over/Under on how many games he plays before blowing his hamstring ?

I guess this means no A-Pu for Miami

It looks like I'll be in Miami for a couple of games in June

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1376 on: December 06, 2011, 08:29:33 AM »
Here's one for our Chicago fans....................

Ron Santo elected to the Hall of Fame

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/18943/happy-sad-ron-santo-finally-gets-hall-call


I've only seen clips of Santo playing and haven't studied his stats, therefore I can't comment on whether he is HOF worthy. However, he did seem to be a bit of a self-promoter, campaigning for a place in the Hall (Bert Blyleven strikes me as similar). Maybe that is what kept him out for so long.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1377 on: December 06, 2011, 04:47:16 PM »
Yes a legend amongst the Cubs faithful, sadly he passed away at the beginning of last season... he also used to comment on WGN radio.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1378 on: December 08, 2011, 04:43:18 PM »
Christmas is a time for Angels if you are Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson, and they say there is a recession on!!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1379 on: December 09, 2011, 07:46:06 AM »
http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove11/story/_/id/7330869/los-angeles-angels-shock-world-ink-albert-pujols-cj-wilson

A-Pu to the Angels makes very good sense. Giving a ten year contract to a....... cough...... 31 year old...... cough to play in the NL (Cards, Cubs, Marlins) would have been a major risk.

Now, Puggles can play at 1B for four or five years before moving to DH.

I think that the LAAoA have overpaid for Wilson. He's a solid 2 or 3 but not worth ace money