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« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2019, 07:55:21 PM »


Pure gold!!!  If the Dodgers marketing department has any sense, they'll make 50,000 t-shirts and distribute them next time Bumgarner pitches against the Dodgers in LA.


The Dodgers didn't, but they didn't have to.
https://www.google.com/search?q=dodgers+get+it+out+of+the+ocean+shirt&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiL-IyCuvniAhWTIDQIHe4IDQ8QsxgILQ&biw=1600&bih=736

The interwebs was buzzin about the Rays exploring a "split season" between TB and Montreal, however the city of St. Pete probably won't let them do it.
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« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2019, 10:09:19 AM »


Pure gold!!!  If the Dodgers marketing department has any sense, they'll make 50,000 t-shirts and distribute them next time Bumgarner pitches against the Dodgers in LA.


The Dodgers didn't, but they didn't have to.
https://www.google.com/search?q=dodgers+get+it+out+of+the+ocean+shirt&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiL-IyCuvniAhWTIDQIHe4IDQ8QsxgILQ&biw=1600&bih=736

Yup.  I got mine, AND Muncy wore one during batting practice at least once or twice.  Doesn't look like anything happened during yesterday's game, and Bumgarner will be in another uniform soon, so this is probably the last we'll hear of this.


The interwebs was buzzin about the Rays exploring a "split season" between TB and Montreal, however the city of St. Pete probably won't let them do it.

When does the team's lease at its current facility expire?  The team is averaging somewhere in the neighborhood of 14,000 per game and can barely manage 25,000 with the Yankees in town.  All this despite being in or within striking distance of first place all season.  If St. Pete wants to keep the team, then St. Pete should support the team.
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« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2019, 10:48:33 AM »
The interwebs was buzzin about the Rays exploring a "split season" between TB and Montreal, however the city of St. Pete probably won't let them do it.

When does the team's lease at its current facility expire?  The team is averaging somewhere in the neighborhood of 14,000 per game and can barely manage 25,000 with the Yankees in town.  All this despite being in or within striking distance of first place all season.  If St. Pete wants to keep the team, then St. Pete should support the team.
I read this morning that the current lease goes through 2027, so they're going nowhere soon. Mayor has already said no way they're letting them out of the lease.

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« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2019, 01:14:11 AM »
Bumgarner will be in another uniform soon, so this is probably the last we'll hear of this.


There's been mention of him going to the Dodgers!  :lol DRAMA BOMB :corn
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« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2019, 08:37:24 AM »
If I cared about baseball at all anymore, that moment with Pujols last night in his return to St. Louis would have been awesome, but my love for baseball is all but totally gone. :( :(

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« Reply #110 on: June 22, 2019, 09:46:32 AM »
the Brewers pitching staff is a mess.

also, Yelich is pretty good.
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« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2019, 10:16:53 AM »
If I cared about baseball at all anymore, that moment with Pujols last night in his return to St. Louis would have been awesome, but my love for baseball is all but totally gone. :( :(

Yep. You and me both. How the tides have changed now that the media in St. Louis are begging the Cardinal ownership to take notice of how the Blues have ran their team.

Trading/getting rid of popular players in order to improve themselves....making daring moves to improve. The Cardinals ownership group has habitually taken advantage of this fan base by just playing middle of the road baseball and middle of the road tactics when it comes to building a team. I think the fan base is finally getting sick of it.
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« Reply #112 on: June 22, 2019, 10:33:45 AM »
Marlins fans are saying the same thing.
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« Reply #113 on: June 24, 2019, 11:39:19 AM »
Bumgarner will be in another uniform soon, so this is probably the last we'll hear of this.


There's been mention of him going to the Dodgers!  :lol DRAMA BOMB :corn

I can't see that happening.  We don't need him, and other teams are guaranteed to be willing to give up more than the Dodgers would.


If I cared about baseball at all anymore, that moment with Pujols last night in his return to St. Louis would have been awesome, but my love for baseball is all but totally gone. :( :(

It was a cool moment, but it seemed like it totally got overblown by the end of the series with Pujols and Molina slobbering over each other and exchanging jerseys.  The other thing that kinda ruined it for me was when they showed the highlights on MLB Network and they put up someone's tweet in the corner of the screen about how the STL fans giving Pujols a standing ovation demonstrated that STL fans are the best fans in baseball.  That dialog is so overblown and a bunch of nonsense.  There isn't an MLB city in which Pujols wouldn't have gotten exactly the same reception.


On another note:  The Dodgers swept the Rockies on three consecutive walk-off homers - all by rookies.  Best record in baseball and a 13 game lead in the division!!
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« Reply #114 on: June 24, 2019, 04:31:20 PM »
Pujols and Molina are as good a friends as you will find in MLB, so all of their interactions this weekend were authentic and cool to see.

As for the "best fans in baseball" stuff, Cardinals fans have a long-standing great rep for a reason.  I am not saying we are the best fans in baseball, just that it's a well-earned compliment.  There obviously is no way to measure that kind of thing. 

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« Reply #115 on: June 25, 2019, 10:31:39 PM »
Y'all see two different girls ran after the Dodgers' Bellinger for hugs while he was on the field? It's Belli-mania!
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« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »
Y'all see two different girls ran after the Dodgers' Bellinger for hugs while he was on the field? It's Belli-mania!

That's creepy and criminal. It is never okay to run on to the field to do anything.

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« Reply #117 on: June 26, 2019, 03:40:02 PM »
Y'all see two different girls ran after the Dodgers' Bellinger for hugs while he was on the field? It's Belli-mania!

That's creepy and criminal. It is never okay to run on to the field to do anything.

Right?!  Just ask Tom Gamboa.
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« Reply #118 on: June 29, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
Anyone else watching the London game?
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« Reply #119 on: June 29, 2019, 07:24:33 PM »
Anyone else watching the London game?

Yea I watched the beginning of it, that was crazy.  It's fun with that many fans, a lot of them got foul balls or home runs.
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« Reply #120 on: June 29, 2019, 08:40:09 PM »
Anyone else watching the London game?

I watched the first couple innings and then bits and pieces after that.  The first inning was just awful, and the score indicates things didn't get much better.  Terrible example of baseball.  Hope the pitching shows better tomorrow.
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« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2019, 07:09:29 PM »
https://youtu.be/MLHHlIyWIVo?t=399

Classic Earl Weaver!  :lol
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« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2019, 12:29:30 AM »
The National League's starting outfield for the ASG -- Bellinger, Yelich and Acuna -- is the youngest starting outfield since Aaron, Mays and Frank Robinson in 1957.
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« Reply #123 on: July 08, 2019, 06:10:50 PM »
The National League's starting outfield for the ASG -- Bellinger, Yelich and Acuna -- is the youngest starting outfield since Aaron, Mays and Frank Robinson in 1957.

Cool piece of trivia. That 57 outfield combined for a cool 2,001 career homers.  :o

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« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2019, 08:22:18 PM »
Real nice ceremony for Tyler Skaggs before the Angels game tonight.
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« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2019, 11:39:52 PM »
What an incredible performance by the Angels tonight.

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« Reply #126 on: July 13, 2019, 06:59:56 AM »
Oh shit, a combined no hitter! WOW!!
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« Reply #127 on: July 13, 2019, 08:23:44 PM »
So I'm watching the Angels/M's game tonight (because the Sox are getting their ass kicked) and Pujols comes up and the graphic says that
he is 18th on the all time hit list. At #17 is someone called Paul Waner.

Now I am 50 years old, and have followed baseball pretty damn closely for 40 of those years. I don't think I have ever heard of Paul Waner.  :facepalm: :lol
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« Reply #128 on: July 14, 2019, 05:22:48 PM »
Watching the Sox/Dodgers on ESPN. Can A-Rod and Jessica STFU!
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« Reply #129 on: July 15, 2019, 07:58:51 AM »
So I'm watching the Angels/M's game tonight (because the Sox are getting their ass kicked) and Pujols comes up and the graphic says that
he is 18th on the all time hit list. At #17 is someone called Paul Waner.

Now I am 50 years old, and have followed baseball pretty damn closely for 40 of those years. I don't think I have ever heard of Paul Waner.  :facepalm: :lol

I just checked his stats on Baseball-Reference.com and he was a legit hitter.  Not a home run guy by any means, but he retired with a .333 career batting average and 605 doubles and 191 triples.  In 15 seasons with the Pirates (that may be why you had never heard of him), he averaged .340 and somehow drove in 131 runs in his second season while hitting only 9 home runs.  And, he hit 40 triples in his first two years.  In 1927, his Pirates team hit 54 home runs, 6 less than Babe Ruth in that same season.
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« Reply #130 on: July 15, 2019, 01:10:48 PM »
Watching the Sox/Dodgers on ESPN. Can A-Rod and Jessica STFU!

I thought the booth with Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza was really good.  When Mr. J-Lo showed up, it became unbearable (even though I like Matt Vasgersian).  The most annoying thing was that they had a whole row of Green Monster seats going to waste for J-Lo and kid.


So I'm watching the Angels/M's game tonight (because the Sox are getting their ass kicked) and Pujols comes up and the graphic says that
he is 18th on the all time hit list. At #17 is someone called Paul Waner.

Now I am 50 years old, and have followed baseball pretty damn closely for 40 of those years. I don't think I have ever heard of Paul Waner.  :facepalm: :lol

I know who he is, but I'm really big into baseball history.  For obvious reasons, he doesn't get the pub of his contemporaries, Ruth, Gehrig, Greenberg, etc.

The interesting thing about the all-time hits list for me is that there are on seven "active" players with more than 2,000 hits (I have "active" in quotation marks because Jose Reyes, Matt Holliday and Brandon Phillips are still listed as active despite being unlikely ever to play another MLB game).

Pujols has 3,143, Miguel Cabrera has 2,762, Robinson Cano has 2,528, and Nick Markakis has 2,329.  Cabrera might make it to 3,000, but Cano and Markakis won't, which means that (other than Cabrera), it'll be the better part of another decade before someone else hits the 3,000 hit mark.

The top five guys on the list under age 30 are

Starlin Castro - 1,536
Jose Altuve - 1,483
Eric Hosmer - 1,390
Freddie Freeman - 1,386
Mike Trout - 1,282

All of these guys are 29, except Trout, who's 27; all are in their 9th year, except Freeman, who's in his 10th.  I found an article from May 2018 that predicted Altuve will hit the 3,000 hit mark in 2028 and that Trout will do it the following season.  Seems reasonable to me.
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