2003 ML Baseball Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Scott Weinberg, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    7,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw there were a few other baseball threads, but none for us to just vent over the course of the season.

    If you want to stop by and celebrate or whine about something that happened to your favorite team, please do.

    Phils beat the Braves last night, 16-2. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    That's like heaven.

    How's your favorite team doing so far?
     
  2. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 1999
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    WORD UP. How about them Phillies?? Two homers each by Burrell and Thome last night. It's early, but this looks like a very good team. Maybe they'll send the Vet out with an October bang.
     
  3. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 1999
    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, there's always next year.........
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,638
    Likes Received:
    418
    Maddux is 0-3 with a ERA over 11, and the combined score of his losses is something like 45-2. *shakes heads*
     
  5. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    2,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    My team (Oakland) is finally getting off to a good April start. Only one loss so far! Perhaps this is our year...time will tell.
     
  6. Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Aaron Reynolds
    Jays are on a five game winning streak. Attendance is pitiful, but I've been to four home games so far (going to a fifth tonight). Go Jays!
     
  7. Christopher P

    Christopher P Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 1998
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many unknowns here in Seattle. New manager, but Melvin should work out fine, but how will the offense be? 2 years ago, the hitting was unbelievable, but the numbers Boone, Cameron, et al. could have been an abhoration. (I think they were) Cirillo is proving to be a bust, especially in replacing David Bell. Wynn was a great pickup I think. Defense is good, and the pitching is alright. They'll hang with The A's and Angels for most of the year, but won't make the playoffs.

    Chris
     
  8. Eman_Ramos

    Eman_Ramos Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a sinking feeling that it's a going to be a LONG season for Padre fans...

    At least the Pads stuck it to the Dodgers last week. [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael Hughes

    Michael Hughes Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mets are just trying to stay competetive this year so they can clear some payroll and make a run at adding BColon and Vlad G next year. But with the way the Braves are looking early, maybe they can stay in the race. But the Phils are looking very strong early.

    Still Are Phillie fans that comfortable with Bowa leading that team? He seems like and awful lot like the now defunct Bobby V.
     
  10. James T

    James T Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 1999
    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was kind of worried about the Jays getting swept. But what other team to sweep the Jays than the Yankees. If it weren't for the Yankees series, the Jays would have been on pace to win 162 games this year
     
  11. MikeFR

    MikeFR Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2002
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    0
    So far Ive only been able to see the Yankee series on the tube out in BC. Frustrating I tell ya. Last sunday's game was blacked out in BC cause it wouldnt have been over before the hockey game, and so far there havent been any other games on [​IMG].
     
  12. Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Aaron Reynolds
    Mike: I think tonight's game is national on Sportsnet. You can see the schedule at http://www.sportsnet.ca . I don't think any other channels have the rights to any Jays games at all (in Canada).

    If you're watching, look for a guy with a blue mohawk in the stands near third base. [​IMG]

    James: yeah, at least it was the Yanks. But I think we also started to gain our confidence in the third game against them, where we almost came back and only lost by two runs (okay, it was 9-7).
     
  13. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    1
    Maddux, what is wrong buddy??? When asked that he said "nothing is wrong, I just need to throw the right pitches at the right times and throw them well". Um, well, YEH, Isn't that the whole point?

    Ok so the Braves won tonight. What is up with Javy? 0/5 the other night against the Phillies, and he lost it for them. Twice he was up to bat with a runner on 3rd, and got out. Then tonight he hits 3 for 4? You have always been streaky Javy.

    Braves 4-6. Not looking good. They hired a new pitcher today, maybe he will give maddux some time to get back into the rhythm. Also there is talk of Smoltz going back to regular line up, not sure if this is a good idea, he is too good where he is at.

    Detroit still hasn't won, ouch. When do we play the Mets?

    Braves started kinda slow last year, not this bad, but they picked up later, hopefully this will happen. I'm interested to see how our Colorado pitcher, when he gets well, turns out.

    And John Rocker is back in the mix.
     
  14. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,638
    Likes Received:
    418
  15. Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Aaron Reynolds
     
  16. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2000
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    The average percent increase of salary was 13% every year. Wow. I'd love to get that at work! [​IMG]

    How about the Mets paying Mo Vaughn $17ish million each year to sit down, eat ice cream and bat a whopping .259 last year. Since he did so well with the .259 avg, that's why his salary was raised approximately $7mil this year. [​IMG]

    For the top performers, I don't mind the high salaries so much but with guys like Vaughn, baseball's pricing itself right out of existence. Sure, he was a good hitter (before his injury/whatever) but the Mets signing him to such a lucrative contract without knowing if he can repeat those numbers is conituning a serious problem that is occurring in the MLB.

    (rant off) [​IMG]
     
  17. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    1
    No one in baseball is worth a quarter billion dollars. That is just silly.

    The only gripe I have about baseball, and I'll make it short, is that on average, the team with the most money wins the most games.
     
  18. Evan Case

    Evan Case Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2000
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    One of my major gripes with baseball is from a purely aesthetic standpoint: why doesn't MLB move an NL Central team into the AL West to even up the numbers? It always bugs me to see four teams in one division and six in the other--to say nothing of the adverse effects it might have on final records and playoff qualifications (because of skewed scheduling).

    And do away with interleague play. But for the Yanks/Mets and Cubs/ChiSox, do any of the games even mean anything to anyone? I'd much rather see more games against league opponents. For instance, the Phillies and Pirates only play once in April and once in September. That is simply not right.

    Sorry for the rant. Go Phils!

    Evan
     
  19. Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Aaron Reynolds
     
  20. Phil L

    Phil L Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 1998
    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    0
    Considering the MLB salaries comparied with production I think AROD is worth every penny.
     

Share This Page