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Title: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on February 07, 2017, 10:28:42 AM
2016 Thread - http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=45462.0
2015 Thread - http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=43353.0

We are entering uncharted territory. For the first time in any of our lifetimes, the Chicago Cubs begin a season as the reigning World Series champions! On top of that, they are a favorite to win it all again this year!

New managers in Arizona, Atlanta, Chicago (AL) & Colorado. New stadium in Atlanta. All-Star game in Miami, continuing the run of NL ballpark hosts.

What is the state of your team(s) heading into 2017?
 How do you feel about the moves made thus far in the offseason?
Do you care about the World Baseball Classic?
Any early predictions?

Here’s to a fun 2017 season…. With a lot less tragedy please…..
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on February 07, 2017, 10:54:15 AM
Pirates fan here. Latest news is that McCutchen is moving to RF, Marte to CF, and Polanco to LF. It's a move that should've happened sooner, and I'm glad to see he's accepting it.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on February 07, 2017, 11:13:39 AM
Pirates fan here. Latest news is that McCutchen is moving to RF, Marte to CF, and Polanco to LF. It's a move that should've happened sooner, and I'm glad to see he's accepting it.

Yea, hopefully he is a good sport about it. At this point, Marte is the better CF without question.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on February 07, 2017, 12:39:10 PM
Pirates fan here. Latest news is that McCutchen is moving to RF, Marte to CF, and Polanco to LF. It's a move that should've happened sooner, and I'm glad to see he's accepting it.

Yea, hopefully he is a good sport about it. At this point, Marte is the better CF without question.
He posted a photo of Clemente in RF soon after it was announced, so he seems to be embracing it, at least publicly.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on February 07, 2017, 12:57:24 PM
Pirates fan here. Latest news is that McCutchen is moving to RF, Marte to CF, and Polanco to LF. It's a move that should've happened sooner, and I'm glad to see he's accepting it.

Yea, hopefully he is a good sport about it. At this point, Marte is the better CF without question.
He posted a photo of Clemente in RF soon after it was announced, so he seems to be embracing it, at least publicly.

Whatever helps him sleep at night :lol

That all being said, I think the Pirates are going to continue to go downhill (the progression they have been on) regardless of who plays where in the outfield. Where your outfielders are standing doesn't make up for the fact that your starting rotation sucks and your team can't hit for power at all.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on February 07, 2017, 02:04:21 PM
Yeah, the starting rotation is terrible. They didn't do anything to address it last offseason, and I haven't heard much so far this offseason, so it may be another long year.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on February 07, 2017, 02:51:59 PM
Cards fan....mostly by obligation but I do enjoy watching them, just not as psycho as most 'fans' about them. Anyway, I fully expect the Front Office to continue to take advantage of the fan base and not go out and 'buy' offensive help, they know the fans will show up 3 million strong year after year no matter what.

I expect the Cards to be in contention but not win the Division, maybe make a Wild Card Spot. And as last season can attest to...Mike Matheny will continue to make bone headed managerial decisions that he got away with (2) years ago thanks to his team bailing him out but was burned on last year because it was reality.

I think it's VERY hard for teams to repeat at this stage of the baseball era so I don't think the Cubs will do it....but they sure don't look to be getting any 'worse'.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PowerSlave on February 07, 2017, 02:53:29 PM
My Cubs are the easy pick to repeat. However, much is to be seen. The great thing about the team is that they're young, and built to be around for the long haul. If that core of young players continue to be hungry, and work hard then it may very well be the case. We'll see how they handle success.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on February 08, 2017, 08:17:59 AM
Go Brewers!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: DragonAttack on February 11, 2017, 12:15:36 PM
RIP, Mike Ilitch.  It took you a few years after the debacle of the Tom Monaghan ownership, but then you realized that if you poured some money into the Tigers, you might make them relevant again.  In spite of the 119 loss season, you stuck with Alan Trammell as manager, started to bring in free agents, build a foundation, and then brought in Jim Leland and some more star power.

You stood outside of 'Tiger' Stadium, along with GM Dan Dombrowski, greeted and shook hands with mourners following Ernie Harwell's passing.

Thank you, for allowing me to wear the Old English 'D' hat with pride again for these past ten plus years ( and the winged wheel for 25+ years).
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on February 12, 2017, 10:05:25 AM
Dodgers made a few decent moves, got Utley (aka the Dad) back, but good players seem to do very little on this team (Carl Crawford, Andruw Jones, Shane Victorino), while young alternates come here and thrive, so who knows. 
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on March 01, 2017, 09:58:41 AM
Damn... my MLB TV subscription was auto-renewed. Guess I'll have access to all 2,430 games live again  :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on March 16, 2017, 02:14:30 PM
I did say that I was willing to man up and post if i was wrong.... but I wasn't, and i caught undue grief over this, so here ya go....


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18921310/investigation-finds-jose-fernandez-was-operating-boat-fatal-crash

Quote
MIAMI -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concluded in its nearly six-month investigation that former Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed and killed Fernandez and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016.

According to public records obtained by ESPN on Thursday, the FWC's final report confirmed alcohol and drugs were involved. It also concluded that Fernandez violated multiple boating laws, including Boating Under the Influence Manslaughter, Vessel Homicide and Reckless or Careless Operation of a Vessel.


Jose Fernandez was the operator of the boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, killing the Marlins ace and his two friends. WPLG
Fernandez's blood alcohol level was .147 and there was "noted presence of cocaine," according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's toxicology report.

The speed of the 32-foot vessel during the impact of the crash on the north side of a jetty was 65.7 miles per hour. Fernandez, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias died at the scene due to blunt force impact and drowning.

The report also included a text message exchange that night between Rivero and Maria Arias, Fernandez's girlfriend. She told Rivero the pair had been arguing and asked him to take care of Fernandez. "He's been drinking and is not in the best state of mind."

EDITOR'S PICKS

To grieve Jose Fernandez's death, Giancarlo Stanton took life-changing journey
With the eyes of baseball on them, the Marlins barely had a chance to mourn. So when the season ended, their biggest star traveled three continents and came home with a renewed sense of purpose.
The report concluded: "Fernandez operated V-1 with his normal faculties impaired, in a reckless manner, at an extreme high rate of speed, in the darkness of night, in an area with known navigational hazards such as rock jetties and channel markers."

The conclusion that Fernandez was the operator was based in part on the finding that his bruises matched the damage on the boat's center console. Investigators also noted that his DNA was found on the steering wheel and throttle.




Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on March 17, 2017, 11:45:15 AM
Indians fan here.  Haven't felt this optimistic about the team since their run in the mid to late 90's.  I'm hoping for a World Series rematch with the Cubs where the Tribe comes out victorious.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Dimitrius on March 17, 2017, 11:46:15 PM
Anyone watching the WBC?

GO PUERTO RICO!!!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on March 29, 2017, 11:28:48 AM
2017 MLB Predictions

A.L. East
1. Boston
2. Toronto
3. Baltimore
4. New York
5. Tampa Bay

A.L. Central
1. Cleveland
2. Kansas City
3. Detroit
4. Chicago
5. Minnesota

A.L. West
1. Texas
2. Seattle (WC)
3. Houston (WC)
4. Los Angeles
5. Oakland

N.L. East
1. Washington
2. New York
3. Philadelphia
4. Miami
5. Atlanta

N.L. Central
1. Chicago
2. St. Louis (WC)
3. Pittsburgh
4. Cincinnati
5. Milwaukee

N.L. West
1. Los Angeles
2. San Francisco (WC)
3. Arizona
4. Colorado
5. San Diego

AL Cy Young – Chris Sale
NL Cy Young – Clayton Kershaw

AL MVP – Mookie Betts
NL MVP – Kris Bryant

ALCS – Boston defeats Cleveland
NLCS – Chicago defeats Washington

World Series – Boston defeats Chicago


Hope I’m wrong!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Samsara on March 29, 2017, 12:17:22 PM
Yankees fan since 1979. The team has a lot of young, promising position players. But the pitching...ugh. Yanks will probably be right around 85 wins this year, +/- 3. I think Tanaka is going to blow is elbow, CC is done, and Pineda has never lived up to his potential. Frankly, if I were Joe Girardi, I would have a rotation of Tanaka, Pineda, and then three young starters, just to develop them. Put CC in long relief.

Looking forward to seeing a lot of the young guys do well. Bird, Judge and of course Sanchez could be stars. And that kid the Yanks got from the Cubs is starting the year at AA. He'll be called up before September, I'm sure.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PowerSlave on March 30, 2017, 02:30:08 PM

World Series – Boston defeats Chicago


Hope I’m wrong!

How Dare You!!!



Meh, it's certainly possible. I'm still a little bit stunned that the Cubs won it last year.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on March 31, 2017, 08:11:49 AM
have the Brewers been eliminated yet?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on March 31, 2017, 09:04:57 AM
have the Brewers been eliminated yet?

For long-suffering Brewers fans, I'd normally want to see them do well.

But so long as Braun is on their team, I'm enjoying their suckage.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on March 31, 2017, 11:00:55 AM
have the Brewers been eliminated yet?

For long-suffering Brewers fans, I'd normally want to see them do well.

But so long as Braun is on their team, I'm enjoying their suckage.

I'm pretty sure Braun is disliked 100% outside the Milwaukee/WI area, and about 50% within it.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on March 31, 2017, 08:23:51 PM
have the Brewers been eliminated yet?
As a matter of fact, yes. Yes they have.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on April 03, 2017, 04:59:36 PM
Machado made another platinum glove level play. Trumbo had a trumbomb....and the Orioles win their opener in extra innings!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on April 03, 2017, 07:59:39 PM
Machado made another platinum glove level play. Trumbo had a trumbomb....and the Orioles win their opener in extra innings!

I watched the highlight reel. Nice to see the walk-offs happening already. Plus, like I said on my Facebook page, we have a pitcher tied for the league lead in homeruns. How often does a pitcher hit two homers in a game?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on April 03, 2017, 08:09:36 PM
Tanaka?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on April 03, 2017, 08:13:29 PM
MadBum
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on April 03, 2017, 08:16:41 PM
What coast are you on? The West Coast of the Hudson doesn't count.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on April 03, 2017, 08:19:08 PM
The right coast
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on April 03, 2017, 08:24:18 PM
The right coast

Yes. Yes it is.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: DragonAttack on April 04, 2017, 07:46:14 AM
Machado made another platinum glove level play. Trumbo had a trumbomb....and the Orioles win their opener in extra innings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYr0YUKbWV8

Every time I see him make a play no one else can, he then does something even more amazing.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on April 08, 2017, 06:20:46 PM
Pleased that the Orioles have jumped out to a 4-0 start. That will come in handy if the trend of midsummer slumping ensues.

In other news..Phillies dropped 12 runs on the Nats in the 1st inning!!!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on April 08, 2017, 10:39:44 PM
Rough start for the Jankees. That winning record in Spring Training paid off well for them.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Mr. Ister on April 17, 2017, 09:00:28 AM
Cards suck so far.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on April 17, 2017, 11:22:49 AM
Cards suck so far.

good.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on April 21, 2017, 03:42:10 PM
If Madison Bumgarner goes on the DL because of a dirt bike accident, my guess is that this is what the bike looks like:

(http://www.muslimlinkpaper.com/images/stories/09-04-2015/bike-destroyed.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on April 21, 2017, 06:17:42 PM
Bumgarner out 6-8 weeks. Woof.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on April 30, 2017, 04:34:44 PM
Crazy series in NY between the Orioles and Yankees. Fortunate not to get swept.

Young Yankees are exceeding expectations. And Judge is a monster.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on April 30, 2017, 10:50:24 PM
I knew these young guys would be fun to watch. I'd rather watch this than bringing in all multi-million dollar players.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 02, 2017, 05:49:49 AM
An extremely satisfying win for the Orioles @Fenway last night considering what the Sox did the last time these two teams played. Manny had a monster home run and a web gem at 3rd to end the game.


Then there's this crap. No wonder Jones was so fired up after his last sensational catch at center.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19291263/adam-jones-baltimore-orioles-says-was-target-racist-abuse-fenway-park
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on May 02, 2017, 09:51:24 AM
That's so fucked up. What the hell is wrong with people!?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: millahh on May 02, 2017, 09:54:24 AM
Disgusting.

On the Red Sox board I lurk, there is an effort underway to have Jones get a standing O for his first at-bat tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on May 02, 2017, 10:07:59 AM
A few bad people ruin it for him. He'll get the standing O, but it won't erase what he had to listen to. Shit like that stays with you forever.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 02, 2017, 12:03:27 PM
A few jackoffs always ruin it for others.  I hope they catch the assholes using that word.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2017, 02:59:33 PM
The Sox have had an embarrassing week. WTF is going on?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 03, 2017, 06:48:12 PM
This is beyond stupid....

Quote

    #O's have right to be livid after 3 different Bos Ps have been throwing at Machado purposefully then Gausman accidentally HPB gets ejected
    — Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenMLB) May 3, 2017

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2017, 07:05:26 PM
Well, Barnes got suspended, apparently Sale is going to be. Who's the third one?


I'm not watching these games. Been watching the NHL playoffs.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on May 05, 2017, 06:57:20 AM
I'm glad that series is over. Felt like it would never end.  Nice to see the Orioles win a drama-free game. Bring on the White Sox. Glad to be playing someone out of division for a few days.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on May 05, 2017, 10:17:30 AM
I'm glad that series is over.
Amen, brother. Amen.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: DragonAttack on May 05, 2017, 02:40:30 PM
Tigers and O's showing their true colors finally
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Dream Team on May 18, 2017, 01:46:44 PM
Lunatic thought police want to suspend Pillar for yelling a "slur" at the opposing pitcher. Hilarious. Maybe they should start disciplining people for calling straight people "heteros".
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PB1 on May 18, 2017, 05:18:45 PM
Lunatic thought police want to suspend Pillar for yelling a "slur" at the opposing pitcher. Hilarious. Maybe they should start disciplining people for calling straight people "heteros".

......wow...... get a load of this guy

Yep. Calling someone a hetero is equivalent to calling them a faggot. If you truly believe that, Why don't you try using that word at your place of work, and see what happens
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Mr. Ister on May 19, 2017, 07:15:17 AM
Yeah that's pretty delusional, lol.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on May 19, 2017, 08:12:47 AM
It's only May 19th, but.....

CENTRAL                    W     L      
Milwaukee Brewers   24   18   
St. Louis Cardinals   21   17   
Chicago Cubs           21   19   
Cincinnati Reds           19   21   
Pittsburgh Pirates        18    23
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PB1 on May 19, 2017, 09:54:47 AM
It's only May 19th, but.....

CENTRAL                    W     L      
Milwaukee Brewers   24   18   
St. Louis Cardinals   21   17   
Chicago Cubs           21   19   
Cincinnati Reds           19   21   
Pittsburgh Pirates        18    23

the last time the brewers were leading the division at  this point in the season was in 2014. the brewers missed the playoffs and the cardinals made it to the nlcs.  :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: KevShmev on May 20, 2017, 08:01:46 AM
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19423029/don-mattingly-3-ejected-scuffle-los-angeles-dodgers-miami-marlins

"Mattingly said he was initially upset that the Dodgers were swinging at 3-0 pitches in the eighth with a 5-0 lead."

 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

You can't make this stuff up. Just more proof that baseball players and managers are the biggest crybabies in sports.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: orcus116 on May 20, 2017, 01:55:44 PM
My god is swinging at a 3-0 pitch one of those bullshit unwritten rules of baseball?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on July 01, 2017, 05:28:40 PM
Just like to point out its July 1st and the Brewers are still in first place.   :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Dream Team on July 03, 2017, 07:33:12 PM
Holy cow the Nats bullpen just blew another lead.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: KevShmev on July 03, 2017, 07:36:10 PM
To demonstrate how little I pay attention to baseball now, I went to the Cards game Saturday (free tickets!) and I had no idea who 6 of the guys were in our starting lineup. :eek :eek :lol :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on July 03, 2017, 08:17:52 PM
Why aren't you paying attention?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: axeman90210 on July 04, 2017, 06:03:40 AM
I don't know how anyone maintains an attention span for a 162 game season, I just can't do it.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 04, 2017, 09:21:07 AM
To demonstrate how little I pay attention to baseball now, I went to the Cards game Saturday (free tickets!) and I had no idea who 6 of the guys were in our starting lineup. :eek :eek :lol :lol

I went to last nights game on free tickets and was the same way.

Why aren't you paying attention?

For me, it always takes me a bit to transition from the hockey season to baseball AND this year, the Cardinals have either traded or not resigned a few of their older, cornerstone veterans....so there are a few new younger guys that have been platooning in and out of the lineup. It's tough for me to get excited about a team who's Manager is completely out of his league...owners who consistently take advantage of a rabid fan base by not pursuing free agent talent and relying on second tier farm system players to scrap through the season.

They've been semi-successful in doing so, consistently making the playoffs but all in all I've just about had it with the 'Cardinal Way' and would welcome them actually just signing some proven talent.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: KevShmev on July 04, 2017, 09:49:03 AM
For me, I just don't give a damn about baseball anymore. 
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on July 04, 2017, 10:43:47 AM
I've been paying more and more attention to baseball, and less attention to football over the last few years.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Mr. Ister on July 05, 2017, 07:21:33 AM
To demonstrate how little I pay attention to baseball now, I went to the Cards game Saturday (free tickets!) and I had no idea who 6 of the guys were in our starting lineup. :eek :eek :lol :lol

I went to last nights game on free tickets and was the same way.

Why aren't you paying attention?

For me, it always takes me a bit to transition from the hockey season to baseball AND this year, the Cardinals have either traded or not resigned a few of their older, cornerstone veterans....so there are a few new younger guys that have been platooning in and out of the lineup. It's tough for me to get excited about a team who's Manager is completely out of his league...owners who consistently take advantage of a rabid fan base by not pursuing free agent talent and relying on second tier farm system players to scrap through the season.

They've been semi-successful in doing so, consistently making the playoffs but all in all I've just about had it with the 'Cardinal Way' and would welcome them actually just signing some proven talent.
Who do you think they should've signed in free agency?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 05, 2017, 01:05:54 PM
To demonstrate how little I pay attention to baseball now, I went to the Cards game Saturday (free tickets!) and I had no idea who 6 of the guys were in our starting lineup. :eek :eek :lol :lol

I went to last nights game on free tickets and was the same way.

Why aren't you paying attention?

For me, it always takes me a bit to transition from the hockey season to baseball AND this year, the Cardinals have either traded or not resigned a few of their older, cornerstone veterans....so there are a few new younger guys that have been platooning in and out of the lineup. It's tough for me to get excited about a team who's Manager is completely out of his league...owners who consistently take advantage of a rabid fan base by not pursuing free agent talent and relying on second tier farm system players to scrap through the season.

They've been semi-successful in doing so, consistently making the playoffs but all in all I've just about had it with the 'Cardinal Way' and would welcome them actually just signing some proven talent.
Who do you think they should've signed in free agency?

I'll be honest with you....I don't have an opinion as to 'who' they should have signed this past off season....my point was a more broad point of it wouldn't have mattered who was out there....they won't make a move toward them.

When they were in the hunt for David Price I honestly couldn't believe it...that they offered him some $200 million because it was SO uncharacteristic for the Cards brass to do that.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Samsara on July 05, 2017, 01:34:19 PM
Hardcore Yankees fan here. First game at the old stadium in '84, when I was 8. Really became a huge fan after that, suffering through those down years with Mel Hall's grand slam on Labor Day (1989?) to win a game being a highlight (how I remember Mel Hall is beyond me -- I think he had like 18 hr and 100 rbi that year).

Anyway, been very pleased with this year so far. I've been following Judge for years. Once the Yankees got him, I pretty much stayed locked in when I realized he had a Twitter account. Dude works so hard. Really proud he's a Yankee. I think he has a fair chance to be a great one. Seems like whenever he has a flaw, he comes back and fixes it pretty quickly.

Sanchez -- not as high on him, but appreciate the story. He took it for granted until the Yankees demoted him one day, and then he grew up and put in the work. So I appreciate that. Hoping his attitude stays good and he and Judge can be a dynamic duo for 10-15 years together. Some good ones on the way too.

As for this year, as big a fan as I am, I said it at the start of spring training -- 83-88 wins, TOPS. They just don't have the depth yet. I am loving that Girardi and Cashman are letting Montgomery pitch every five days and learn. They haven't done that with a young guy for years. Now, if they do that stupid innings limit thing (which I am sure they will), it'll stunt that growth a bit, which sucks.

But Severino (nice bounceback year for the kid, like what I see) and Montgomery are coming along nicely. But this isn't the year. The Red Sox (still suck) are deeper, Baltimore is deeper, it is what it is. But I wouldn't count out a late run at the Wild Card for the Yankees.

I also hope Cashman sees what he has and doesn't get antsy to make a blockbuster to bring in a star. Not needed this year. At All.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on July 06, 2017, 05:16:23 PM
Did anybody see the story on this girl who was offended at a baseball game in Atlanta when they had a KKK sign in the stadium?

She she didn't know those three K's were the three strikeouts the picture had.  And after people were tweeting back at her she still said it was wrong. Oh my God what has this world come to? :lol


Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on July 06, 2017, 05:17:41 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: KevShmev on July 06, 2017, 05:30:58 PM
Did anybody see the story on this girl who was offended at a baseball game in Atlanta when they had a KKK sign in the stadium?

She she didn't know those three K's were the three strikeouts the picture had.  And after people were tweeting back at her she still said it was wrong. Oh my God what has this world come to? :lol

 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on July 10, 2017, 12:11:22 PM
at the break, my Brewers hold a 5.5 game lead.

be a believer in Brewer Fever.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PowerSlave on July 10, 2017, 07:47:55 PM
at the break, my Brewers hold a 5.5 game lead.

be a believer in Brewer Fever.

In part, you can thank performances like Jon Lester giving up 10 runs in the 1st inning for that. That was very difficult to watch.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 10, 2017, 08:51:08 PM
at the break, my Brewers hold a 5.5 game lead.

be a believer in Brewer Fever.

Yeah....the Central has been pretty weak this year. Realistically they should be 10 or 12 games ahead. The fact they are within striking distance for the Cards and Cubs....two teams that are VERY capable of going on a tear due to the Cubs being stacked and the Cards having the history and pride not to suck.....I wouldn't feel too safe with that lead.

But...then again....maybe the Brew can do it this year. what's that saying about a squirrel and a nut?  :biggrin:   ;)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on July 11, 2017, 07:16:13 AM
Makes me sad that Pirates management sucks, if they could have put a half decent team on the field, they actually might have had a shot at the division this year. I didn't expect it to be so weak.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 11, 2017, 07:51:02 AM
Makes me sad that Pirates management sucks, if they could have put a half decent team on the field, they actually might have had a shot at the division this year. I didn't expect it to be so weak.

It went from a very competitive division to pretty meh very quickly.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on July 11, 2017, 01:08:10 PM
Makes me sad that Pirates management sucks, if they could have put a half decent team on the field, they actually might have had a shot at the division this year. I didn't expect it to be so weak.

It went from a very competitive division to pretty meh very quickly.

No question, I really thought it would look different at this point in the season.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PowerSlave on July 11, 2017, 06:54:59 PM
The bucs have been playing well, lately. They're not out of it yet.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on July 11, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
Anyone else watching the All Star Game? I love it and try and watch it every year. Reminds me of being a kid. I watched the highlights on the 1977 game on MLB Network this afternoon. I loved all of those players as a kid.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on July 11, 2017, 09:52:54 PM
Makes me sad that Pirates management sucks, if they could have put a half decent team on the field, they actually might have had a shot at the division this year. I didn't expect it to be so weak.
I've pretty much given up hope on them doing anything of significance with ownership/management as it is. Their methods briefly resulted in a competitive team, but it will never be consistent without actually spending some money.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on July 12, 2017, 06:37:52 AM
The bucs have been playing well, lately. They're not out of it yet.

Agreed, but the reason they aren't out of it is because their division happens to be terrible, they aren't a very good team.

Makes me sad that Pirates management sucks, if they could have put a half decent team on the field, they actually might have had a shot at the division this year. I didn't expect it to be so weak.
I've pretty much given up hope on them doing anything of significance with ownership/management as it is. Their methods briefly resulted in a competitive team, but it will never be consistent without actually spending some money.

Yup. Their attendance is set to drop significantly for the second season in a row, maybe that will send a message? Ah, who are we kidding, probably not...
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on July 13, 2017, 12:23:22 PM
looks like the Cubs gave up whats left in their farm system to get Quintana from the White Sox. 
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PowerSlave on July 13, 2017, 07:05:17 PM
looks like the Cubs gave up whats left in their farm system to get Quintana from the White Sox.

It'll be a good move that will come into play next season. I'm afraid that this year is a lost cause. The starting pitching era is a full 2 points above last season, and the batting averages are down at almost every spot. Things could turn around, and it's a weak division, but if it's going to happen then it needs to happen quickly.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on July 23, 2017, 08:10:47 AM
Just want to say that I love and miss Jon Lester.

#letspaypandainstead
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on July 23, 2017, 03:01:48 PM
Just want to say that I love and miss Jon Lester.

#letspaypandainstead

Ditto.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on July 27, 2017, 02:31:19 PM
I think the Brewers magic has worn off.  still impressed they've hung on for this long considering they are in year two of a complete rebuild.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on August 23, 2017, 07:49:31 PM
Rich Hill  :facepalm:


Ironically, last night, the Sox' Doug Fister gives up a leadoff home run, then proceeds to no hit the Indians the rest of the way.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: pogoowner on August 23, 2017, 08:19:38 PM
I definitely feel for Hill. First he loses the perfect game on an error, and then loses the no hitter in the 10th since his offense couldn't get anything done. And I'm a Pirates fan!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Dream Team on August 25, 2017, 12:42:04 PM
Rich Hill  :facepalm:


Ironically, last night, the Sox' Doug Fister gives up a leadoff home run, then proceeds to no hit the Indians the rest of the way.

Crazy! What are the odds of that happening right after what Hill did? Their games are palindromes of each other  :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on August 27, 2017, 06:56:09 AM
I think the nickname thing is kind of corny, but I love the uniforms this weekend.

Going to see the Sox today.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on August 27, 2017, 07:05:49 AM
I think the nickname thing is kind of corny, but I love the uniforms this weekend.

Going to see the Sox today.


It's been.a hell of a series so far. Enjoy!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on August 27, 2017, 07:45:41 AM
I think the nickname thing is kind of corny, but I love the uniforms this weekend.

Going to see the Sox today.


It's been.a hell of a series so far. Enjoy!

 :\

It has?? :lol


So the Sox are throwing Doug Fister. We go to one game a year and we get Doug f'n Fister?? Actually, he's been their best pitcher the last two times through the rotation.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on September 01, 2017, 09:40:12 AM
Verlander to the Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on September 05, 2017, 03:00:17 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/boston-red-sox-used-electronic-devices-to-steal-signs-against-yankees/ar-AArlXtT?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=UE03DHP


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7nCEw0AgBcw/V-WR9ERG6vI/AAAAAAAAFHo/nO5xgyHBn84t_Jex1Vn6SZWcyqCRTD6PACLcB/s1600/Belichick%2Bin%2BDugout.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: KevShmev on September 05, 2017, 04:24:09 PM
It's shocking that a Boston sports team would cheat to win... #lowhangingfruit
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: mikeyd23 on September 06, 2017, 07:10:33 AM
It's shocking that a Boston sports team would cheat to win... #lowhangingfruit

 :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 06, 2017, 07:34:40 AM
It's shocking that a Boston sports team would cheat to win... #lowhangingfruit

 :lol


Don't get all touch now Kev. :lol

Did you hear the Red Sox GM and then the Commish?  Sox should be fined.  No electronic devices should be used.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on September 07, 2017, 12:10:03 PM
No talk about the Indians winning 14 straight?  It's about time this team came together.  Jose Ramirez has been solid all season, and Corey Kluber has been lights out since returning from his injury earlier this year.  If they stay healthy through the postseason, I can easily see them taking care of the championship they should have won last year.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: Dream_Theater01 on September 07, 2017, 01:52:28 PM
No talk about the Indians winning 14 straight?  It's about time this team came together.  Jose Ramirez has been solid all season, and Corey Kluber has been lights out since returning from his injury earlier this year.  If they stay healthy through the postseason, I can easily see them taking care of the championship they should have won last year.

My World Series prediction before the season was Dodgers vs Indians.  I still feel pretty confident saying that.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on September 08, 2017, 12:18:26 AM
The Dodgers were on their way to set a record for number of wins for a season, now they have lost 7 straight and 12 out of 13.  WTF???  S.I. put them on the cover and their losing streaks started.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on September 08, 2017, 07:18:56 AM
15 straight for the Tribe.  Lots of people in Cleveland getting free windows!

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on September 10, 2017, 10:26:43 PM
Aaaand the Dodgers lose 10 in a row.  You can say the regular season doesn't matter in October, but I don't see this getting any better.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: T-ski on September 11, 2017, 08:30:56 AM
Brewers sweep Cubs at Wrigley.  I put them out to pasture a few weeks ago but the Central is wide open now.  Cards are tied with the Brewers 2 games back.  The three teams play each other a lot over the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on September 12, 2017, 07:27:32 AM
19 straight for the WINdians.  I hope this is the year they end their curse.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on September 12, 2017, 10:52:18 AM
Definitely rooting for them.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on September 13, 2017, 12:46:28 AM
Dodgers actually win one!  :omg:    But the Giants were one hit away from winning it themselves.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: gmillerdrake on September 13, 2017, 11:14:55 AM
Brewers sweep Cubs at Wrigley.  I put them out to pasture a few weeks ago but the Central is wide open now.  Cards are tied with the Brewers 2 games back.  The three teams play each other a lot over the next couple of weeks.

anyone of those three teams could have ran away with this division had they just played good baseball. All three teams have had small stretches of a few good games of baseball but all in all they all three have pretty much sucked it up. Just when you thought one team was going to pull clear they'd go on a 2-8, 3-10 losing streak while the other two would go 8-2 or 7-3. It's been mind numbing.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on September 13, 2017, 06:33:33 PM
21 straight for the Indians. That's more than the Browns have won since the start of the 2012 season.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: PB1 on September 14, 2017, 09:23:14 AM
the Indians will likely fizzle out in the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on September 14, 2017, 07:46:29 PM
September doesn't matter in October.  Hopefully that's true with the Dodgers.  This upcoming series with Washington is concerning.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: dparrott on September 15, 2017, 08:31:33 PM
Well, scratch that.  Dodgers BLANK the NL East champs!!!   :metal :metal :metal :metal

Oh, and the WINdians fell short.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on September 15, 2017, 08:35:07 PM
Kevin Kiermeyer made a ridiculous catch against the Sox tonight. Amazing!


EDIT: Make that TWO great catches. Holy crap! :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: DragonAttack on September 20, 2017, 07:39:19 PM
Yet another fan injury at a baseball game

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20768433/young-fan-new-york-yankees-game-hit-face-foul-ball

Segments from the always superb 'Real Sports from last year (episode 229)

They've had nets along the foul lines in Japan for decades, along with 'excite' seats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyidtI-uNXw

Think you can stop a foul ball in a seat between home plate and 3rd base?
http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/229-episode/video/ep-229-trailer-sudden-impact.html?autoplay=true

And all MLB and the minor leagues do is talk, talk, talk.  I have seen a couple people hurt during my years at games.  When is the commissioner going to wake up?


Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: romdrums on September 22, 2017, 11:49:27 AM
27 out of their last 28 and now a 13 game road win streak, with Bauer, Carrasco and Kluber set to go this weekend in Seattle.  It's fun being a fan of the Tribe right now.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread
Post by: TAC on September 27, 2017, 07:55:48 PM
I see that Matt Cain is retiring after his start this weekend. Man, that kid was a as solid as they come.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on October 03, 2017, 06:36:41 PM
Postseason baseball is underway!

Two teams that weren't expected to be here as of yet. Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.


Who I'm rooting for.... in order from first to last.

1. Colorado
2. Houston
3. Minnesota
4. Arizona 
5. Cleveland
6. L.A. Dodgers
7. Chicago Cubs
8. Washington 
9. N.Y. Yankees
10. Boston


I predicted Boston over Chicago before the season started. Would hate to see that.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 03, 2017, 06:43:18 PM
Why the Boston hate?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: splent on October 03, 2017, 06:46:03 PM
Go Cubbies
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on October 03, 2017, 06:46:40 PM
Why the Boston hate?

Orioles fan... a lil jelly.. lil salty.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 03, 2017, 06:47:39 PM
Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on October 03, 2017, 06:53:16 PM
Happy to see Minnesota jump all over the Yankees in the 1st inning.

:neverusethis:

AND it's gone!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 03, 2017, 06:55:46 PM
Chris (it's Chris, right?), I see you adopted the Eagles?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on October 03, 2017, 06:59:45 PM
Chris (it's Chris, right?), I see you adopted the Eagles?

Yes, and yes! But I suppose that's a story for a different thread!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 03, 2017, 07:01:50 PM
I know the story, I just noticed your new avatar. Might not be the year to adopt the Patriots! :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: axeman90210 on October 03, 2017, 09:42:49 PM
Aaron Judge for president :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: T-ski on October 04, 2017, 07:50:20 AM
Go Cubbies

nope.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 05, 2017, 05:38:43 PM
Is it me or were the guys calling the Sox/Astros game today a tad bias? Seems like they did nothing but shit talk the Red Sox.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 05, 2017, 06:32:55 PM
Unfortunately I missed the game today, but apparently, it looked like the Sox deserved the shit talk.


Who did the game?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: romdrums on October 06, 2017, 07:47:18 AM
Aaron Judge for president :metal

You sure about that?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 06, 2017, 09:04:06 AM
Unfortunately I missed the game today, but apparently, it looked like the Sox deserved the shit talk.


Who did the game?

It was broadcast on MLB Network.  I don't know who the callers were.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 12, 2017, 10:26:34 PM
Horrid call against the Nats on the reversal call at first base. Just horrid. But, it was the new darlings of the MLB who it benefits so.....
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: KevShmev on October 12, 2017, 10:34:24 PM
Yep, just awful.

And the rules state, too, that a play is dead when a batter swings and misses and accidentally makes contact with the catcher, so the Cubs got two runs earlier they shouldn't have gotten.

Sure does feel like the fix is in (although I don't actually think that).
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 12, 2017, 10:36:06 PM
I wouldn't say fixed.....but to reverse that call and bail the Cubs out of that inning when the Nats were on full throttle about to tie the game.....horrible.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: KevShmev on October 12, 2017, 10:37:10 PM
Agreed.

That aside, the Nats catcher has completely shit the bed tonight.  Three extra runs have been scored because he sucks.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 12, 2017, 10:46:50 PM
MLB owes the Nationals a major apology.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: jingle.boy on October 12, 2017, 10:47:27 PM
Agreed.  It certainly didn't look definitive enough to overturn.

What a horribly long-ass game too.  This is why baseball is my least favorite of the big-4 leagues.

The Nats just can't pull the trigger in October, can they?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: KevShmev on October 12, 2017, 10:48:07 PM
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 12, 2017, 10:56:55 PM
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol

True. That call didn't lose them the game but to reverse the call that was made on inconclusive video, in that moment when the Nats were all over for Cubs pitcher and were set to tie the game at minimum......utter BS. id be infuriated if I were a Nats fan/player.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: jingle.boy on October 13, 2017, 06:24:08 AM
Bottom line: the Nats blew it.  They choked.  Gagged.  No one to blame but themselves.

They can go golf with the Indians.  :lol :lol

True. That call didn't lose them the game but to reverse the call that was made on inconclusive video, in that moment when the Nats were all over for Cubs pitcher and were set to tie the game at minimum......utter BS. id be infuriated if I were a Nats fan/player.

I would too... but ultimately, Kev is right.  They (and the Indians) should've never been in that position.

Baker *has* to be fired now, doesn't he?  The franchise has been so good in the regular season for what ... 6 years now, but just can't get any playoff success.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Mr. Ister on October 13, 2017, 08:31:36 AM
2 runners on with 2 outs indicates full throttle about to tie the game?  :huh:

Matt Wieters' inability to catch or throw the ball led directly to at least 2 runs.  Really baffling to see a catcher put forth so little effort in blocking balls especially with men on base.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 13, 2017, 08:37:09 AM
A runner on first with 2 outs indicates full throttle about to tie the game?  :huh:

Matt Wieters' inability to catch or throw the ball led directly to at least 2 runs.  Really baffling to see a catcher put forth so little effort in blocking balls especially with men on base.

There was a runner on third as well.....they had already scored two runs in the inning......lead off hitter up who the pitch before fouled one straight back and was on it. I've played in and seen enough baseball to know that the possibility of them at minimum the Nats were tying the game that inning. Little doubt in my mind. That pitcher was leaving every pitch right over the plate and had just given up two line drive base hits right up the middle.

What you said was true....the Nats catcher did cost them some runs and probably the game. but my point is that although I don't blame the loss on the reversed call...there simply was not any concrete evidence that the runners foot came off the bag at the same time the tag was still on him. None. For that to be reversed at that moment in the game was a HUGE bail out for the Cubs, and again....like I said....doesn't surprise me being that the Cubs are the new darlings of the MLB. Very 'fortunate' for them....
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 13, 2017, 09:21:26 AM

Baker *has* to be fired now, doesn't he?  The franchise has been so good in the regular season for what ... 6 years now, but just can't get any playoff success.

I would think so. Not sure how he is in the clubhouse, but to me, he seems like a buffoon. God I hope if he does get fired, Dombrowski ignores him.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TheCountOfNYC on October 13, 2017, 09:56:50 AM
I just realized something about the four teams left standing.

NYY (New York City population rank: 1st)
LAD (Los Angeles population rank: 2nd)
CHC (Chicago population rank: 3rd)
HOU (Houston population rank: 4th)

Is this the first time the four most populous cities in the country see their team make the championship series at the same time? Whether or not this is a first, I still think it’s interesting.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 13, 2017, 10:17:15 AM
I just realize I now have to root for a team I severely dislike with a passion (LA) to beat a team I utterly despise more than any other team in baseball (the Cubs) Looks like I'm an LA 'fan' for a series....of which then afterwards I will be an American League fan....
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Mr. Ister on October 13, 2017, 10:34:11 AM
Yeah you caught that in the 1 min before I checked and made the edit

However the amount of doubt in your mind is pretty meaningless toward the probability of them scoring that run
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 13, 2017, 10:38:11 AM
Yeah you caught that in the 1 min before I checked and made the edit

However the amount of doubt in your mind is pretty meaningless toward the probability of them scoring that run

We will never know. Just seemed like a BS call at a critical time in the game. I mean, it WAS a BS call at a critical time of the game
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: splent on October 13, 2017, 11:02:18 AM
I just realize I now have to root for a team I severely dislike with a passion (LA) to beat a team I utterly despise more than any other team in baseball (the Cubs) Looks like I'm an LA 'fan' for a series....of which then afterwards I will be an American League fan....

Go cubbies ;).

And realize I'd be in your situation if the Cards were in there, so I do sympathize.

I'm praying it's Cubs/Astros because the Yankees and their 52 quadrillion championships need to just take a break
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: jingle.boy on October 13, 2017, 11:03:04 AM
Yeah you caught that in the 1 min before I checked and made the edit

However the amount of doubt in your mind is pretty meaningless toward the probability of them scoring that run

We will never know. Just seemed like a BS call at a critical time in the game. I mean, it WAS a BS call at a critical time of the game

^ That I agree with.  We'll never know if it was a deciding factor in the game or not.

I just realize I now have to root for a team I severely dislike with a passion (LA) to beat a team I utterly despise more than any other team in baseball (the Cubs) Looks like I'm an LA 'fan' for a series....of which then afterwards I will be an American League fan....

That's why I got so f'n pissed at the Packers a few years back for blowing the NFCCG to the Seahawks.... it made me a Patriots fan for 1 game.  I felt dirty for a week.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: gmillerdrake on October 13, 2017, 11:21:59 AM
I just realize I now have to root for a team I severely dislike with a passion (LA) to beat a team I utterly despise more than any other team in baseball (the Cubs) Looks like I'm an LA 'fan' for a series....of which then afterwards I will be an American League fan....

Go cubbies ;).

And realize I'd be in your situation if the Cards were in there, so I do sympathize.

I'm praying it's Cubs/Astros because the Yankees and their 52 quadrillion championships need to just take a break

I can honestly say I'm happy for you in particular because i know you're a true Cubs fan.  You're not one of the 'trendy' fans that have popped up in droves since it's cool to be a Cubs fan now they are winning.

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: T-ski on October 13, 2017, 03:24:24 PM
the Expos wouldn't have lost a game like that, just sayin'.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: splent on October 13, 2017, 05:57:40 PM
I just realize I now have to root for a team I severely dislike with a passion (LA) to beat a team I utterly despise more than any other team in baseball (the Cubs) Looks like I'm an LA 'fan' for a series....of which then afterwards I will be an American League fan....

Go cubbies ;).

And realize I'd be in your situation if the Cards were in there, so I do sympathize.

I'm praying it's Cubs/Astros because the Yankees and their 52 quadrillion championships need to just take a break

I can honestly say I'm happy for you in particular because i know you're a true Cubs fan.  You're not one of the 'trendy' fans that have popped up in droves since it's cool to be a Cubs fan now they are winning.

Truth be told I started out as one of those fans in 2003 but have followed them ever since and have gone through the many rough patches since then. Being from Wisconsin baseball never appealed to me growing up because a)packers and b)we had the Brewers who have almost always been terrible.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 15, 2017, 06:56:53 PM
So while the Red Sox are home jerking off, Rich Hill and Jon Lester are squaring off tonight in the NLCS.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: dparrott on October 15, 2017, 09:30:14 PM
DODGERS WITH THE WALK OFF!!!!  :metal :metal :metal
I used to be pessimistic and realistic about the Dodgers and I have been right.  For the first time in many years, I believe we finally have what it takes to make it to the WS.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: axeman90210 on October 17, 2017, 08:00:17 PM
Aaron Judge for president :metal

You sure about that?

Yup :D
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: TAC on October 17, 2017, 08:07:46 PM
So some of you know my 16 y/o is a special needs kid. BUT he loves Aaron Judge. Loves him. He wants him to play for the Red Sox. I told him it doesn't work that way.  :lol

I can't believe I may have to buy a f'n Yankees tshirt for Christmas! :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: jingle.boy on October 17, 2017, 08:54:56 PM
So some of you know my 16 y/o is a special needs kid. BUT he loves Aaron Judge. Loves him. He wants him to play for the Red Sox. I told him it doesn't work that way.  :lol

I can't believe I may have to buy a f'n Yankees tshirt for Christmas! :lol

:nelsonhaha:

It would be so much easier if that was an actual emot code
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Samsara on October 18, 2017, 08:46:10 AM
I've been a New York Yankees fan since 1979. That was my first game at Yankee Stadium, when I was three years old. The first game I remember being at was 1984 -- against Detroit. As a fan of the team during down years, and obviously through the successful ones (and a season ticket holder in 1998!), I had my doubts about this season. But there's no denying the passion and heart this team shows (unlike the few seasons beforehand with all the old vets just cashing a paycheck).

I followed Judge when he was in the minors, hoping he'd be able to develop...and whenever the kid slumps, he always finds a way to learn and get better. Just a matter of time. If he stays healthy, and is able to morph his swing over time as he loses bat speed, the guy will be a legend. He already has had some legendary hits and defensive plays...and I bet that is just scratching the surface. With Bird healthy and playing well, and although slumping, the dangerous Sanchez...the future is bright. But yeah, lets go get it this year...

Going to be hard to beat the Astros twice in a row now. If we get one of them, and it goes to game 7, I like our chances. Go Yankees!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: Samsara on October 19, 2017, 09:04:19 AM
I LOVE our chances. Go Yanks!  :metal
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: dparrott on October 21, 2017, 10:02:48 AM
I don't believe it.  The Dodgers finally did it this time.  Dodgers/Yanks would be awesome!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - POSTSEASON
Post by: axeman90210 on October 21, 2017, 09:49:31 PM
Congrats to the Houston Astros. Did not expect to win game 6 (if you can land Kate Upton, you obviously don't choke), but was hoping we could pull out game 7. Sucks to have the season end one game from the World Series, but on the other hand I don't think many thought we'd even make the playoffs at the beginning of the season.

Now, to start my letter writing campaign to the commissioner to institute a minimum height requirement for next season to get rid of Jose Altuve.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: Mr. Ister on October 22, 2017, 07:08:20 AM
Get rid of Jose Altuve? lol he is one of the most exciting players in baseball
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: DragonAttack on October 22, 2017, 10:55:02 AM
After semi 'cutting the cord' over two summers ago, we no longer get the LCS (much less the LDS).  Well thought out, MLB. :tdwn

As a lonnnng time Tiger fan, I miss Justin Verlander.  I missed out on his recent post season mastery, but certainly will be tuned in Wednesday night.

A tough WS to predict.  Not sure how Dodger pitching will fair in that Little League park Houston plays in.

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: TAC on October 22, 2017, 03:10:44 PM
Red Sox have a new Manager:
http://www.weei.com/blogs/ty-anderson/red-sox-officially-name-alex-cora-new-manager
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on October 24, 2017, 10:20:33 PM
Awesome game 1 win!  Kershaw continuing to get the post season monkey off his back!  GO DODGERS!!!!!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: TAC on October 25, 2017, 01:19:20 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/adrian-gonzalez-is-clearly-an-awful-teammate-if-he-skips-out-on-world-series/ar-AAu0f6F?li=BBnba9I

What's up with this LA people?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on October 25, 2017, 11:02:58 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/adrian-gonzalez-is-clearly-an-awful-teammate-if-he-skips-out-on-world-series/ar-AAu0f6F?li=BBnba9I

What's up with this LA people?

Here comes the hate....
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: TAC on October 26, 2017, 08:16:43 AM
I have no issue with the Dodgers. At all. I just think Gonzalez is a douche.
When I asked "What is up with this LA people?" I was asking is there more to the story that someone could shed some light on?

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on October 26, 2017, 09:16:09 AM
My guess would be that he's on his way out the door to retirement.  That being said, it's pretty damn odd.  The team did give him permission to go on vacation, but who the hell goes on vacation when your in the postseason??  Or regular season for that matter?  I asked a co-worker who is a hard core fan who reads and hears everything, and he didn't have a better answer.  Quite odd.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: dparrott on October 26, 2017, 10:51:05 PM
He recognizes he is not needed with Bellinger doing so well.  His attitude seems like if he helps the team win, so be it.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: KevShmev on October 29, 2017, 10:00:47 PM
This game is off the charts tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: Cool Chris on October 29, 2017, 11:22:31 PM
No kidding! I have turned off this game like 4 times to attend to other things (my kids) and every time I turn back, the other team is in the lead and 3 more HRs were hit.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: DragonAttack on October 30, 2017, 07:59:17 AM
Is Game 5 over yet?
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: dparrott on October 30, 2017, 08:47:50 PM
It's cloudy and cooler in LA this week, so less home runs will be hit.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: Cool Chris on October 30, 2017, 10:49:00 PM
It's cloudy and cooler in LA this week, so less home runs will be hit.

Well yeah generally it is a safe bet to assume less than 7 HRs will be hit in a World Series game.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers
Post by: KevShmev on November 01, 2017, 07:30:12 PM
Go Astros!!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers GAME 7
Post by: kingshmegland on November 01, 2017, 08:13:16 PM
So local radio guy said he was going to the Celtics game tonight and when he get out the game would be in the fourth inning, joking how long these games take.

You just tweeted that when he got Celtics game they were in the third inning.   Lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers GAME 7
Post by: Dr. DTVT on November 01, 2017, 09:47:01 PM
In early voting, Yu Darvish is leading the vote for Astros WS MVP.  Oh well, game five was an all time classic at least.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers GAME 7
Post by: Cool Chris on November 01, 2017, 10:03:17 PM
A bit of a letdown after an otherwise phenomenal series. One for the ages though. Congrats Astros!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers GAME 7
Post by: dparrott on November 04, 2017, 01:53:14 PM
Astros found the Dodgers weakness: low inside pitches.  They fell for it all through game 7.  Yea Darvish didn't do his part, but the offense choked also.

Well, at least the Dodgers got there and went to game 7.  That's a huge step from past years.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - World Series - Astros vs. Dodgers GAME 7
Post by: TAC on November 04, 2017, 05:54:08 PM
In early voting, Yu Darvish is leading the vote for Astros WS MVP.   

 :lol

Wow did he suck!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on November 07, 2017, 02:24:36 PM
RIP....

https://sports.yahoo.com/roy-halladay-killed-plane-crash-age-40-211714002.html
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: TAC on November 07, 2017, 02:40:44 PM
Just heard that. Damn.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: jingle.boy on November 07, 2017, 03:31:21 PM
Same... man he was loved here.  He ought to be a first ballot HOF'r   :sad:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: TAC on November 07, 2017, 03:32:23 PM
He ought to be a first ballot HOF'r   :sad:

Without question.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: kingshmegland on November 07, 2017, 03:47:03 PM
He was a beast.  No doubt.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: DebraKadabra on November 10, 2017, 12:48:28 AM
There's a part of me that still doesn't believe that the Astros won the World Series. So damn proud of them.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: T-ski on November 10, 2017, 12:11:38 PM
As a Brewers fan, I'm very happy that our GM is partially responsible for building the current Astros roster.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: Cool Chris on November 10, 2017, 02:32:54 PM
Hey Bro, there is a creepy video a Bro posted on youtube of his watching Halliday's plane go down and finding the wreckage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttf_EzEkxBk
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: DragonAttack on December 09, 2017, 09:58:17 PM
Derek Jeter just enhanced his legacy as a Yankee.

Oh, wait, he's the owner of the Marlins.  Something smells fishy.  :-\
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: kingshmegland on December 09, 2017, 10:34:53 PM
Red Sox response to the signing.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/550x700q90/923/hLTp83.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/pnhLTp83j)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: TAC on December 10, 2017, 05:34:17 AM
 :rollin


Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: kingshmegland on December 10, 2017, 05:47:30 AM
:rollin

Tim,  I got that picture from Twitter. :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: TAC on December 10, 2017, 05:51:59 AM
@TAC Re-DTF'd this:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/550x700q90/923/hLTp83.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/pnhLTp83j)




Did I do it right??
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: DragonAttack on December 10, 2017, 04:29:25 PM
Indeed  :lol
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Thread - The Astros' Ascension
Post by: kingshmegland on December 10, 2017, 06:20:01 PM
No, you suck at interneting. :lol