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Title: The Washington Nationals
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on April 02, 2007, 01:25:00 pm
so i'm watching the Nats get introduced on the field during all the Opening Day pageantry, and the on-field announcer (MASN's own Bob Carpenter) being piped into the stadium's PA actually kicks the whole thing off by saying:
 
 "we don't want you to believe what the so-called baseball experts are saying, we think we have a pretty good baseball team this year!  let's meet 'em!"
 
 can you fucking believe that?!?!  what a way to start your season!!!
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: dave24 on April 02, 2007, 01:27:00 pm
Unfortunately, we don't need experts to tell us that the Nationals are going to struggle to have less than 100 losses this year.  Oh well, there's always next year.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on April 02, 2007, 01:32:00 pm
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Originally posted by dave24:
  Unfortunately, we don't need experts to tell us that the Nationals are going to struggle to have less than 100 losses this year.  Oh well, there's always next year.
of course we're going to be horrible, but don't bring it up and shove it in everyone's face as you start to introduce the team to the home crowd for the first time!
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: dave24 on April 02, 2007, 03:29:00 pm
Yeah - that's definitely pretty F*ed up.  Well, you can always take the optimistic tact and think that no one expect Detroit to even make the playoffs last year, let alone WS.  That would be a SERIOUS glass half-full person though.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on April 02, 2007, 03:31:00 pm
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Originally posted by dave24:
  Yeah - that's definitely pretty F*ed up.  Well, you can always take the optimistic tact and think that no one expect Detroit to even make the playoffs last year, let alone WS.  That would be a SERIOUS glass half-full person though.
detroit had been assembling pieces of the puzzle for years ... the nats have seriously cleaned the cupboard, and our salary is on par with the devil rays ... two completely different situations
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: ratioci nation on April 02, 2007, 03:58:00 pm
Bob Carpenter is the worst, was so happy he left the Cardinals to do the Nats, but oh how I enjoyed all those Christian Family Days he MC'd at busch
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: shemptiness on April 02, 2007, 04:00:00 pm
He had a couple good years with the Caps though.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: ratioci nation on April 02, 2007, 04:00:00 pm
<img src="http://www.turnkeywebcommerce.com/cfd/images/uploads/2005CarpenterBack.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: tigersscareme on April 02, 2007, 04:34:00 pm
phillies.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on April 02, 2007, 06:36:00 pm
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Originally posted by pdx pollard:
  Bob Carpenter is the worst, was so happy he left the Cardinals to do the Nats, but oh how I enjoyed all those Christian Family Days he MC'd at busch
thank you for giving me yet another reason to hate him ... it'll be a long summer listening to ole bob
 
 he had a funny moment today where he didn't realize he was live .... he was bitching about something saying "even if we were down twenty-to-nothing we wouldn't pull this crap..." and then the producer (probably a devry drop-out or a high-school junior) mercifully cut him off
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Mobius on April 02, 2007, 10:55:00 pm
yeah that was a lame thing to say . . . but that's the magic of opening day.  anything is possible.  maybe thses so-called experts really are wrong.  maybe this isn't the worst pitching staff ever assembled on the major league level.  maybe these cast-offs will live up to the potential they once showed before every other team in baseball decided they weren't any good.  maybe  this rag-tag group of rapscallions comes together and overachieves.  I mean, no one thought the 69 mets, or the bad news bears or even the Estevez-led Mighty Ducks were going to do anything either.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: allmy$to930 on April 03, 2007, 09:52:00 am
I went to the Mets/Cards game in St. Louis for Opening Day and then made it back to DC to catch the Nats/Marlins game yesterday.
 
 It was great to see the juxtaposition between the home opener of the defending world series champion and the home opener of the worst team in baseball. In St. Louis standing room only tickets were going for $100; in DC you could walk right in for $9.
 
 The Nats won't be competitive for at least four years.  I don't think the transient folks in DC have that kind of patience.  By the second month in the new ballpark there will be plenty of empty seats.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: distance on April 04, 2007, 03:59:00 pm
nice comeback today.  i dont' think i'll be making many nats games.  i went to one last year on my  birthday and had a great time, but i don't like the seating/prices/layout of this stadium.  i'll travel more and see games elsewhere and just check out the new stadium next year (for the record, i don't live in dc.  if i did live in dc, i'd go to a good number of games, but when it involves ~2 hours of driving each way, it's hard for me to justify it a lot).
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Chip Chanko on April 04, 2007, 04:28:00 pm
Was a great game today. I was there.
 
 
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Originally posted by distance:
  nice comeback today.  i dont' think i'll be making many nats games.  i went to one last year on my  birthday and had a great time, but i don't like the seating/prices/layout of this stadium.  i'll travel more and see games elsewhere and just check out the new stadium next year (for the record, i don't live in dc.  if i did live in dc, i'd go to a good number of games, but when it involves ~2 hours of driving each way, it's hard for me to justify it a lot).
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Venerable Bede on April 04, 2007, 04:37:00 pm
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Originally posted by distance:
  nice comeback today.  i dont' think i'll be making many nats games.  i went to one last year on my  birthday and had a great time, but i don't like the seating/prices/layout of this stadium.  i'll travel more and see games elsewhere and just check out the new stadium next year (for the record, i don't live in dc.  if i did live in dc, i'd go to a good number of games, but when it involves ~2 hours of driving each way, it's hard for me to justify it a lot).
just buy an upper deck seat along the lines. . .best place to watch a game at rfk.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer on April 05, 2007, 10:25:00 am
Does anybody get the feeling that the Wizards won't even finish above .500?
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: vansmack on April 05, 2007, 11:28:00 am
Just throwing this out there while I can...
 
 NL CENTRAL   W L  
 Pittsburgh   3 0  
 Milwaukee    2 1  
 Cincinnati   1 1
 Chicago Cubs 1 1  
 Houston      0 3  
 St. Louis    0 3
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: BookerT on April 05, 2007, 11:33:00 am
a few months ago i never thought i'd be saying this, but i sure am glad i have the pirates to root for now that the wizards season has turned to shit. go bucs!
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: vansmack on April 06, 2007, 02:52:00 pm
Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Fico on April 06, 2007, 03:00:00 pm
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
Sammy Kalifa Jr.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: allmy$to930 on April 06, 2007, 03:09:00 pm
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Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?  
Bay or Chacon?  I know Jack Wilson is the highest.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Venerable Bede on April 06, 2007, 03:19:00 pm
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
jody gerut
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: BookerT on April 06, 2007, 04:06:00 pm
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
the correct answer is jason kendall.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Venerable Bede on April 06, 2007, 04:15:00 pm
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Originally posted by BookerT:
   
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
the correct answer is jason kendall. [/b]
someone read their page 2 today.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: BookerT on April 06, 2007, 04:20:00 pm
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Originally posted by Venerable Bede:
   
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Originally posted by BookerT:
   
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Originally posted by vansmack:
  Here's a trivia question guaranteed to win you a few coins. That is, if you know anybody willing to answer a trivia question about the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
 Who is the second-highest-paid player by the Pirates this season?
the correct answer is jason kendall. [/b]
someone read their page 2 today. [/b]
nah, the post-gazette had something about this recently, because ownership had been sorta deceptive about whether kendall's salary they were paying was counting toward the official payroll. anyway, isn't it weird how once kendall and giles left the 'burgh they just lost completely lost any semblance of power? i mean, giles seems like a pretty obvious 'roider, but kendall turning into rey ordonez with some abillity to draw walks was kinda surprising.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: godsshoeshine on April 06, 2007, 04:26:00 pm
kendall's never even hit 20 homers, i think he hit like 12 total his last 3 years
 
 one of my buddies asked me if i wanted to go in on world series tix
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: vansmack on April 06, 2007, 04:28:00 pm
I forgot I asked the question.  I had a race and lunch and forgot all about the post....
 
 Yes, the correct answer is Jason Kendall.
 
 With the Pirates chipping in $5 million of Kendall's $12.8 million salary, only Jack Wilson will receive larger paychecks from the Pirates.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: Venerable Bede on April 06, 2007, 04:31:00 pm
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Originally posted by god's shoeshine:
  kendall's never even hit 20 homers, i think he hit like 12 total his last 3 years
 
 one of my buddies asked me if i wanted to go in on world series tix
kendall hit a total of 12 hr's in the last 3 years with the pirates, and he's hit 1 hr in the 2+ years with the a's.  his high is 14 in 2000.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: godsshoeshine on April 06, 2007, 04:34:00 pm
right, kendall's current production is about right (i meant 12 in his last 3 years in pittsburgh    :o   ) dude's old and has better hitters around him
 
 giles everone pretty much thought was a roider. my dad always said the problem was that all the other teams had more roiders than the buccos, and they needed more gileses
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: BookerT on April 06, 2007, 04:41:00 pm
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Originally posted by god's shoeshine:
  kendall's never even hit 20 homers, i think he hit like 12 total his last 3 years
 
 one of my buddies asked me if i wanted to go in on world series tix
at least kendall slugged .470 or better each year from 98-00 and managed to top .390 in two of his last 4 seasons. but .321 and .342 in oakland? that's just unacceptable. i was at the game when he shattered his ankle, that was gruesome.
 
 i will be at all three pirates/nats games at rfk on june 5-7, btw.
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
Post by: vansmack on April 18, 2007, 04:42:00 pm
Wearing the VT caps was a classy move, BTW.  You deserve to finish .500 now.  It was a pleasant surpise when I was channel surfing the games yesterday...
Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
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Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
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Title: Re: The Washington Nationals
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