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2017 MLB Season Thread

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

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    In the World Series, that early in the game with no outs, one ought not gamble!
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I don't see Jim Northrup, Al Kaline, Micky Lolich, or Denny McClain out there :)
     


  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Sigh.....

    I highly recommend a book that was published just a few months ago: "Summer of 68 The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever" by Tim Wendel

    While the Tigers/Cardinals match-up is the centerpiece of the book, the greater story is what happened in the world around it. The author, who I believe was not even yet born in '68, brings fresh eyes to the story. The book reads almost like a novel. There are stories that I had never heard of and some that I had forgotten.
     


  4. HORNS

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    If Fielder's left foot didn't slide past the plate, thus requiring the right shin/knee to touch home plate first, he would have been safe.
     


  5. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    If he slid head first like a regular athletic ball player should be able to do he would have been safe too. Alas, he's a 300 pound lug who barely gets by playing first base.
     


  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I'm thinking that included the Chicago riots, and the 2 assassinations? That would make it REALLY good!



    Sour grapes, dude. He's one of the 10 best hitters in the game.
     


  7. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Everything is in this book. The author shows how everything interconnected.
     


  8. bdeuce22

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    :sigh:
     


  9. NorCal

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    :D
     


  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Looking good. But it's only the 3rd inning...
     


  11. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    I'm done.

    See you guys next year
     


  12. Ambulance Chaser

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    Pretty simple explanation: NL baseball > AL baseball

    AL teams that have won the World Series recently have generally been managed by NL guys (e.g., Joe Torre, Terry Francona).
     


  13. Michigan Planner

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    This is getting painful.
     


  14. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    On pins and needles.

    Gotta get the broom out for the kitty litter.
     
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  15. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    I quit.

    Committing seppuku
     


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