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2017 MLB Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Well-Known Member

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    Game 4 tickets. Behind home plate about 20 rows up!!!
     
  2. ethanm

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    I would love to sit behind the plate for a Verlander night. That guy is unreal. Sitting back there and seeing the movement on pitches gives you a whole new appreciation for the game too.
     
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    ^there's precedence to that. its always been rumored that Arod was "friends" aka maybe even paying on the side of latino shortstops/2nd basemen from opposing teams tipping pitches from way before (arod would of course do the same for the other player when he was at bat). Hence his weird trend of hitting HRs in non-factor situations (since its not too bad to mess with the sanctity of the game in those situations).

    from a NY Times article no less: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/opinion/06glanville-tipping.html?_r=0

     
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    its really trip-y to sit behind home with a knuckler.... I watched wakefield pitch in Oakland Coliseum when it was windy in 2007. I think he had 10Ks in 8inn with 3 hits and still lost (all HRs).... but everyone was laughing at the wiffleball movement of the pitches.

    I saw dickey this year at Citi field (bring your pets to the park day no less).... less movement... but better command (this year at least).

    I've seen pedro in 1999 during a 14k game in Minnesota. I think he had the batters so on edge that one jumped out of the batters box thinking he was going to be beaned (two pitches earlier was a 94mph heater up and in).... only it was a 80mph change-up looped up towards the batter then floated in an landed in for a strike... even the home plate umpire was laughing.
     
  5. bdeuce22

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    unfortunately it will be Scherzer and CC. still a heavyweight bout. too bad it isn't Verlander.

    i was lucky enough to ALMOST see his no hitter against the pirates this year.
     
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    Back in '06 me and my roommates got WS tickets.... for game 6 :fu:
     
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    What do you guys think, does Girardi have the balls to sit Swish and start Gardner in left with Ichiro in right?
     
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    Yes, he does have the balls.

    Gardner 9, Ichiro 7, Tex 3, Cano 4, Ibanez DH, Martin 2, Chavez 5, Granderson 7, Nunez 6, Hughes 1
     
  9. bdeuce22

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    Last minute. Going to game 3.

    MustSeeJV
     
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    interesting article:

     
  11. ethanm

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    What an at bat for Nunez!
     
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  14. bdeuce22

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    Want to see the knockout punch......or was that yesterday?

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    I have to say, I really thought the Yanks were going to pull through with some more 9th inning magic. Don't act like you Tigers fans weren't a BIT worried :tounge:
     
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  16. bdeuce22

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    I was a little nervous. You know things are bad when they left Raul in when he's batted .140 against lefties this year.
     
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    you have nothing to worry about. this series is over.
     
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    Agreed and I will be rooting for the Tigers in the World Series.
     
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    Writing is on the wall huh. Ah well. What positives are you taking from the season?
     
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    Hmm CC is still awesome, Phil Hughes is good enough to be a 4th starter, and Teixeira is still an amazing 1st baseman. Looking towards next year, I hope they re-sign Kuroda and Ichiro and jettison Swish. I also hope they platoon Jeter and Nunez more in anticipation of a new era at short stop. This team needs to get young and get young fast. I'd also like to see A Rod lose a good 10-15 pounds and speed up his swing and first step.
     

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