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sonickteam2

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We need a baseball thread dont we?
« on: September 29, 2005, 04:14:00 pm »
come on October is pretty much here people....

Venerable Bede

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 04:16:00 pm »
go padres!!!!!  they should really just start jake peavy every game.
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sonickteam2

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 04:18:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Venerable Bede:
  go padres!!!!!  they should really just start jake peavy every game.
the Padres are like that team in NCAA basketball from some rinky dink conference who went 14-16 but had a dramatic 3-pointer in the conference tourney final to get into the dance.
 
   sure, its all warm and fuzzy, but wait til they go to Turner Field for the NLDS.....byebye daddies!

Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 04:22:00 pm »
So who will St. Louis be matched up with in the first round?

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 04:27:00 pm »
A lifelong hatred of the Yankees (I grew up as a much abused Mets fan in NJ) has turned me into the world's biggest Red Sox fan for the next four days. This is going to be a really exciting weekend. Go Sox!

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 04:30:00 pm »
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  So who will St. Louis be matched up with in the first round?
the padres, cant play  within the same division in the first round
 
 perfect timing, right when the cardinals pitching is falling apart

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 04:30:00 pm »
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Originally posted by pip:
  A lifelong hatred of the Yankees (I grew up as a much abused Mets fan in NJ) has turned me into the world's biggest Red Sox fan for the next four days. This is going to be a really exciting weekend. Go Sox!
You'll be disappointed for sure   :(

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 04:32:00 pm »
baseball?
 i prefer to knit in my spare time, thank you very much.

sonickteam2

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 04:34:00 pm »
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Originally posted by pip:
  A lifelong hatred of the Yankees (I grew up as a much abused Mets fan in NJ) has turned me into the world's biggest Red Sox fan for the next four days. This is going to be a really exciting weekend. Go Sox!
You'll be disappointed for sure    :(  [/b]
perhaps
 
  actually, if you rooting for Boston, this is THE weekend say "Go Sox"  because even if Boston can't beat the Yankees, a White Sox ass-whoopin' on the Tribe could sneak Boston into the backdoor of the playoffs again....and hopefully another series with the Orange County Angels or whatever they're calling themselves this week...

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 06:43:00 pm »
cards padres....unless the phillies can somehow get in...then its cards phillies...
 
 GO BRAVES!!!

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 09:33:00 pm »
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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2005, 11:38:00 am »
that HR by david ortiz last night ... man, fantastic stuff
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sonickteam2

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2005, 11:56:00 am »
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  that HR by david ortiz last night ... man, fantastic stuff
David Ortiz is god!
 
   last night when it was 4-1 my neighbor told me if the Sox came back and won, he would bring a case of Sam Adams over for the game tonight.
 
   after Papi's HR in the 9th, he offered double or nothing that Papi couldnt win it in the 9th.
 
  imma have me lots of beer tonight!  :)
 
 bring on the empire!!!!

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2005, 12:16:00 pm »
As long as the Yankees get knocked out of the playoffs, I'll be happy.
 
 Did anyone read that bullcrap commentary the NYT columist wrote about O's fans? My husband wrote a great letter back to him
 
 Here it is, if you haven't:
 
 September 28, 2005
 Baseball Should Investigate the Orioles for Fraud
 By WILLIAM C. RHODEN
 BALTIMORE
 
 WHILE Commissioner Bud Selig is investigating steroids and vitamin
 B-12, he should also investigate the Baltimore Orioles - for consumer
 fraud.
 
 Until last night, when they finally beat the Yankees, the Orioles had
 been the embarrassment of the stretch drive. While the Mets, the
 Royals, the Tigers, the Blue Jays and the Devil Rays have done their
 part to upset the contenders, the Orioles have been the pin cushion of
 the playoff race, the American League punching bag, a runway for the
 Red Sox and the Yankees, a trampoline boosting aspirations in Boston
 and New York.
 
 Toronto is pushing the contenders, the Mets have handed Philadelphia
 crushing losses, Detroit beat the White Sox, and even Kansas City, the
 team with the worst record in baseball, handed Cleveland a loss on
 Sunday. To add to the intrigue, perennially downtrodden Tampa Bay beat
 Cleveland last night.
 
 Before yesterday's victory, Baltimore had lost 10 consecutive games to
 the Yankees and the Red Sox, four of them at Camden Yards, the place
 the Orioles marginally call home.
 
 What's so bizarre about this is that Baltimore has ceded its ballpark
 to New York and Boston. Last weekend, Red Sox fans were so prevalent
 here that it looked as if they had rented out Camden Yards for a
 private party.
 
 Now Yankees fans attempted to take over Oriole Park.
 
 Last night, the Orioles and their fans took back Camden Yards. Just
 when the Yankees appeared to be on cruise control, the Orioles
 reminded them that they still have gaping holes in their pitching
 staff.
 
 Baltimore is suffering through its eighth consecutive losing season.
 Next year, Peter Angelos should consider putting his Orioles on the
 road full time - the baseball equivalent of the New Orleans Saints -
 and lease Camden Yards to other Major League Baseball teams.
 
 Don't the Washington Nationals need a slicker place to play?
 
 We all have bad days. We run some races we'll never win. Until
 yesterday's victory, the Orioles seemed to be packing it in. Alex
 Rodriguez said he sympathized with the Orioles. He has been there
 plenty of times with the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners.
 
 "I've been on teams that were knocked out by June 1," he said. "It's
 really a mental grind - the toughest thing I've had to do as a
 professional is being knocked out of the race so early and still have
 to go out and play the way you're capable of playing."
 
 Sam Perlozzo, the Orioles' interim manager, said: "It's sad. You know
 the Boston fans are going to come down because they can't get tickets
 in Fenway. But they wouldn't come rushing down here if we were better.
 First of all, they couldn't get the tickets because our people
 wouldn't sell them. We need to get that back in order somehow."
 
 The Orioles' season is lost, but the integrity of the competition
 still matters, the pride in knocking a contender out of the race.
 
 "We spoiled a lot of parties," said Rodriguez, recalling his seasons
 in Texas, "and it was fun doing it. I remember knocking Seattle out
 one year, we made it really tough on Oakland and Anaheim, and it was a
 big thrill."
 
 But these Orioles aren't ruining any parties, and until yesterday they
 didn't seem to mind. I know this sounds harsh. The Orioles began so
 hot but then fell apart, and in early August the integrity of the
 organization was shaken when Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for
 steroids after testifying before a Congressional panel that he never
 had used performance-enhancing drugs.
 
 Last week, the Orioles were jolted by disclosures that Palmeiro told
 investigators that a substance Miguel Tejada had given him was a
 possible cause of the positive test. Tejada said that he had given
 Palmeiro vitamin B-12 injections, and the Orioles then announced that
 Palmeiro would not return to the club this season.
 
 "These people have been through so much this year," Rodriguez said.
 "These guys, today, are dying to kick our butts. Nobody here is laying
 down for anyone."
 
 A franchise can have a bad season or two or three. But the Orioles
 have been overcome by a culture of losing.
 
 Angelos resisted the move to Washington by the franchise formerly
 known as the Montreal Expos. In fact, the presence of the Nationals
 will make him work to rebuild his franchise's credibility. The
 Nationals have an exciting young team that, until the last two weeks,
 was in contention for the wild card.
 
 But Palmeiro, in some ways the face of the Orioles' franchise, was
 disgraced and driven from the team, and perhaps from baseball.
 
 Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took batting practice and infield
 practice yesterday. A native of the Baltimore suburbs, even he knows
 the Orioles' predicament is terrible.
 
 "It's frustrating and it's embarrassing," Ehrlich said. "It's not
 terribly surprising given the season that we've had."
 
 So how does Angelos regain the glory of a once-proud franchise?
 
 Perhaps he should sell it.
 
 As a result of the Orioles' lack of effort down the stretch, the Red
 Sox and the Yankees have a full head of steam heading into a weekend
 series in Boston that could prove pivotal.
 
 There's even the possibility of a one-game playoff between the Red Sox
 and the Yankees. If that happens, Major League Baseball should play
 the game here, at Camden Yards, where Red Sox and Yankees fans feel
 comfortable.
 
 Camden Yards is everybody's home away from home.

Venerable Bede

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Re: We need a baseball thread dont we?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2005, 12:29:00 pm »
boswell has pretty much been saying the same thing about the o's and angelos all year (in the case of angelos, for a few years now).  the way angelos has run that team into the ground since he bought it is a shame.
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