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2003 ML Baseball Discussion Thread


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#1 of 1193 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 09 2003 - 07:53 PM

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. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

That's like heaven.

How's your favorite team doing so far?

#2 of 1193 OFFLINE   Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted April 10 2003 - 12:14 AM

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.
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#3 of 1193 OFFLINE   Jeff Bamberger

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Posted April 10 2003 - 12:59 AM

Well, there's always next year.........

#4 of 1193 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 10 2003 - 01:23 AM

Maddux is 0-3 with a ERA over 11, and the combined score of his losses is something like 45-2. *shakes heads*
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#5 of 1193 OFFLINE   Evan S

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Posted April 10 2003 - 02:06 AM

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.
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#6 of 1193 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted April 10 2003 - 03:28 AM

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 of 1193 OFFLINE   Christopher P

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Posted April 10 2003 - 03:35 AM

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.

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Posted April 10 2003 - 04:19 AM

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. Posted Image
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#9 of 1193 OFFLINE   Michael Hughes

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:45 AM

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 of 1193 OFFLINE   James T

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:24 AM

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

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:28 AM

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 Posted Image.

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:35 AM

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. Posted Image

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 of 1193 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted April 10 2003 - 05:49 PM

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.

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Posted April 11 2003 - 04:21 AM

Good grief, ARod makes more than the entire Devil Rays roster:

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#15 of 1193 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted April 11 2003 - 04:46 AM

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Good grief, ARod makes more than the entire Devil Rays roster:

Yeah, like I said in the other baseball thread, I'm making a gigantic $250,000,000 bill with A-Rod's face on it to bring to the Jays' series against Texas at the end of the month. Posted Image

#16 of 1193 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted April 11 2003 - 05:13 AM

The average percent increase of salary was 13% every year. Wow. I'd love to get that at work! Posted Image

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. Posted Image

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.

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#17 of 1193 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted April 11 2003 - 06:27 AM

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.

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Posted April 11 2003 - 06:49 AM

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!

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#19 of 1193 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted April 11 2003 - 06:50 AM

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o one in baseball is worth a quarter billion dollars. That is just silly.

That's why the A-Rod quarter billion dollar bill replaces "In God We Trust" with "Show Me The Money!"

#20 of 1193 OFFLINE   Phil L

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Posted April 11 2003 - 07:56 AM

Considering the MLB salaries comparied with production I think AROD is worth every penny.





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