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Re: MLB Thread

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:38 am

dodger wrote:Only been to the new one actually but I didn’t find it soulless. I know a lot of fans have been saying that but it probably helps that most of the games I’ve been to have meant something. Mets, Red Sox, and games that matter to make postseason so I found the atmosphere decent for all of them.

It's fine for the big games, but even then it's a whole different vibe than the old place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqQZQ07tH0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0_StsrNonM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6HGwoRrkY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhOP5xOc1Nk

and it wasn't always pretty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuyW6tVowyw
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:45 am

bitter-iron-ny wrote:It's fine for the big games, but even then it's a whole different vibe than the old place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqQZQ07tH0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0_StsrNonM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6HGwoRrkY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhOP5xOc1Nk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and it wasn't always pretty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuyW6tVowyw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks incredible! I did notice in last season’s playoffs they were saying the atmosphere was the best since the old stadium. Hopefully some of the old magic can return.

And brothernero your D-Backs have had an impressive start.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:35 pm

Very Impressive start indeed. LA Dodgers are always a tough team to beat, but yesterdays win was our 9th straight in regular season play v them.

What makes our start even more impressive is the fact that our star play Paul Goldschmidt has got off to a terrible start. So far batting less than a buck.

But I wont allow myself to get carried away, still just hoping for a second straight wining season. Anything else would be a huge bonus.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:04 pm

Dammit. Red Sox scrape yet another win! Headbanger

Six wins for them so far, two in extra innings and three of the others by one run. They were doing a similar thing at the end of last year’s regular season to stay just ahead of us in the rankings. They seem good in tight games but it’s bloody annoying!
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby hemelite on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:40 am

I expect my team (Angels) to flatter to deceive again.
Houston will win our division and Oakland will run us close for second. As long as we finish above the Rangers that'll be fine.

Dodgers will screw up again as well when it matters. I shall be interested to see how Philly do this year as well.

My dark horses: Cleveland
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby Hemel Iron on Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:55 pm

Meanwhile the World Champion Houston Astros look very strong.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby FloridaHammer on Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:25 pm

My hometown Tampa Bay Rays are just shocking this year. Blew a 7-2 lead in he 8th inning yesterday to lose 8-7. At least we have the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby bitter-iron-ny on Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 am

Handbags at Fenway
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:25 am

bitter-iron-ny wrote:Handbags at Fenway

Yeah was a feisty one. Probably needed a night like that for the Yankees to break the Red Sox streak and end the Yankees downturn. Hoping it continues but I see the Red Sox coming back strong tomorrow.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:12 pm

Been a few bust ups already. Yankees V Red Sox, Padres v Rockies and Diamondbacks v Cardinals.

In our game our Manager Luvullo got in the face of the Umpire and call Yadier Molina "that Mother Fckr", Molina tried to punch him, and in doing so shoved the umpire twice, then the benches cleared. Somehow though Molina was allowed to stay in the game. (He had a right to go after Torey though) Both ended up with a 1 game suspension.

I do love the fact when there is a bust up in American sports, they just let them get on with it, deal with it after quickly and quietly and no one really makes two much a big deal about things.

Remember the Batista punch few years back, imagine if that had happened here in a game of Football. Youtube link below.


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




On another note, D-Backs have started the year 9-3. Never expected that seeing as we are still missing key players. :thup:
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:25 pm

brothernero wrote:Been a few bust ups already. Yankees V Red Sox, Padres v Rockies and Diamondbacks v Cardinals.

In our game our Manager Luvullo got in the face of the Umpire and call Yadier Molina "that Mother Fckr", Molina tried to punch him, and in doing so shoved the umpire twice, then the benches cleared. Somehow though Molina was allowed to stay in the game. (He had a right to go after Torey though) Both ended up with a 1 game suspension.

I do love the fact when there is a bust up in American sports, they just let them get on with it, deal with it after quickly and quietly and no one really makes two much a big deal about things.

Remember the Batista punch few years back, imagine if that had happened here in a game of Football. Youtube link below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVpJCPwrUes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




On another note, D-Backs have started the year 9-3. Never expected that seeing as we are still missing key players. :thup:

Great start for you guys. Not quite so good for us... hoping we pick it up but at the moment I think the Yankees this year might be more hype than substance.

As for the on-pitch battles, yeah the fights are definitely less ridiculous than the tap someone and they roll around affairs in football. Still, it’s all relative, the baseball fights are still tame compared to the manliness displayed in Aussie rules and rugby.

Anyway, enjoying the season despite the Yankees being disappointing. A lot of exciting games and quite a few surprise packages so far. The Ohtani story in particular is incredible.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:33 pm

D-backs now 10-3 to start the year. :thup:

Yesterday was our 10th straight regular season win over the LA Dodgers. That simply does not happen against a team with their quality. So to say I am somewhat stunned by that is quite an understatement.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:48 pm

Another win over the Dodgers for the D-backs. That is now 11th straight over them in regular season. That is tied for the 4th longest winning streak v them in their franchise history. :thup:


D-backs, Angels, Red Sox and Mets all have got of to wonderful starts. All 4 perhaps somewhat of a surprise.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 pm

brothernero wrote:Another win over the Dodgers for the D-backs. That is now 11th straight over them in regular season. That is tied for the 4th longest winning streak v them in their franchise history. :thup:


D-backs, Angels, Red Sox and Mets all have got of to wonderful starts. All 4 perhaps somewhat of a surprise.

Mets and Angels are especially big surprises for me.

Shame about your run ending but still a very solid start.

Am hoping the stretch of home games for Yankees helps us get into some form.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:43 pm

Yankees will be a strong contender, going to be tough however to over take the Red Sox.

Aaron Judge, what a player he is. Outside of my own team he is one of my Favourites along side Jose Altuve.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby FloridaHammer on Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Rays best player out 3-months. Get ready for 110 losses or more.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby Big George on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:16 pm

brothernero wrote:Yankees will be a strong contender, going to be tough however to over take the Red Sox.
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Jays going well. 8-2 for the last ten, just sept the Royals (not hard)

Sox won't last, This weekends Jays @ Yanks series big for the rest of the season.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby brothernero on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Ahhh Baseball and it's extra Innings.

I watched a cracker of a game yesterday between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics. Oakland came out winners after 14 Innings 12-11. A good old fashioned Run Fest.


But then you had the Minnesota Twins v The Cleveland Indians in a game played down in Puerto Rico. 16 Innings and a proper pitchers duel that saw the game end 2-1 Twins. Those fans attending their first ever baseball game hoping to get hooked, had to sit through 5 hours+ of...... well not really very much. :D
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby WCpete on Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:41 am

Best wishes to Danny Farquhar who is in crircal condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. He collapsed in the dugout during the game against the Astros. Fingers crossed for him.
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Re: MLB Thread

Postby dodger on Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:43 am

Slowly the season is taking on a vaguely similar look to last year, with a few exceptions.

Houston, Cleveland, Arizona and Boston all likely to make the postseason again I reckon.

We (Yankees) may slowly be building up a head of steam but we’ll see. Plenty of talent, especially in the bats, but the pitching and general managing of the team is still questionable. The series coming up against strong teams in the Angels, Astros, Indians and Red Sox will either expose those weaknesses or see the team grow and improve to overcome them.
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