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#1 of 528 OFFLINE   Patrick_S

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Posted March 31 2010 - 07:45 AM


Teams are breaking camp today so it's time to retire the Hot Stove thread.

It's another year and it will probably be another year of disappointment for my Cubs. I think they will finish 2nd or 3rd in the Central.




#2 of 528 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted April 01 2010 - 10:39 AM

Go Nats!  Go Phils!

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#3 of 528 OFFLINE   Matt Fig

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Posted April 01 2010 - 11:26 AM

Your Cubbies will certainly fair better than my Reds.  PLAY BALL!


#4 of 528 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 01 2010 - 11:32 AM

I'm really hoping Jason Heyward is the second coming of Ryan Howard.

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#5 of 528 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted April 02 2010 - 09:19 AM

I just heard an NPR article on the Dodgers ownership problems.  It seems the married owners are getting a divorce and it's messy.  According to the article they both have sucked a lot of money out of the franchise to support their lavish lifestyle.  The wife requires $500K a month just to pay her mortgages.

Team management wanted to sign a front line player, but couldn't because of money issues related to the divorce.  According to the article, Baseball is hoping they have to sell the team.

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#6 of 528 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 04 2010 - 01:03 PM

All settled in, nice and cozy, to watch tonight's season opener--Yankees @ Boston on ESPN2.

As soon as the clock struck 8pm...BLACKNESS.   And a message from Dish Network that the game was being blacked out in my area.

For some reason, the game was also being carried on the Yankees' YES network and is only being blacked out on ESPN2 in New York state. 

I knew I didn't have the YES network when I switched from cable to Dish in January, 2008....but I asked the Dish customer rep what it would take for me to add the YES network to my current plan.  She tells me they don't carry YES at all.  So, as a Dish Network customer I can't see this game at all.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/angry.gif

What a disappointment.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 05 2010 - 12:04 AM

Mike - sorry to hear about the blackout!/img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif I was going to ask but why is the entire NY state blacked out. I assume in Boston they have NESN. I am thinking perhaps to get the MLB-TV on the internet. I believe there one can look at any game after the game ends.Here we have a lot of MLB games televised on ESPN-America. I might want to get the MLB-TV in oder to hear Vin Skully  For Europe, there should not be any blackouts. Here the game was televised on ESPN-America (formerly NASN).

A question for Red Sox fans - what is now the magic number to qualify for the playoffs? /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


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Posted April 05 2010 - 01:54 AM

Just goes to show that blackouts are not based on sellouts. Also, I thought Sunday night games on ESPN are not subject to blackouts.

I guess it's now a tradition to open the season on Sunday, with the previous champions as one of the teams, kind of like what the NFL does.

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#9 of 528 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 05 2010 - 02:02 AM



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Originally Posted by Walter C 

Just goes to show that blackouts are not based on sellouts. Also, I thought Sunday night games on ESPN are not subject to blackouts.

I guess it's now a tradition to open the season on Sunday, with the previous champions as one of the teams, kind of like what the NFL does.
It almost seems like things are different this year.  I wonder if something's changed.

I'm looking at the Yankee's schedule on mlb.com and there are an awful lot of nationally televised games which are also being telecast on YES.  I don't remember that being the case in the past.

For that matter, Wednesday's Sox/Yankees game  is being broadcast on both ESPN2 and YES (just like last night).  So, I won't get to see that one either.  Tomorrow's contest is on both MLBN and YES.  Saturday's Yanks/Rays game is a FOX exclusive...but Sunday's Yanks/Rays game is on TBS and YES--leading to another blackout situation. 


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Posted April 05 2010 - 07:10 AM

I believe there are five games on ESPN today.  I hope that's enough for the hardcore fans such as Mike and myself. ;)

It was good to see the Red Sox rally from deficits of 1-5 (esp. against Sabathia) and 5-7.  I hope they have a lot more rallies this year than last.

Mike,

Beckett, Lester, Lackey, and Wakefield are slated to pitch this week.  Do you happen to know if both Buchholz and Matsuzaka are still in the current rotation?

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Posted April 05 2010 - 07:23 AM

Buchholz is....but I don't think they need the fifth starter for the first couple of weeks.  They want to keep Beckett on his regular six-day rotation (he doesn't do as well with an extra day's rest). 

Diasuke is the odd man out at the moment. 

What a tough situation to have six quality starters.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

Oh...and you heard they announced that the Sox have extended Beckett's contract?  Four years, $68-M.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 05 2010 - 08:20 AM



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Buchholz is....but I don't think they need the fifth starter for the first couple of weeks.  They want to keep Beckett on his regular six-day rotation (he doesn't do as well with an extra day's rest). 

Diasuke is the odd man out at the moment. 

What a tough situation to have six quality starters.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

Oh...and you heard they announced that the Sox have extended Beckett's contract?  Four years, $68-M.

 
Mike,

Yes, I read that about Beckett today.  Let's hope he becomes a bit more sharp as the season rolls on. :)


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Posted April 05 2010 - 09:06 AM



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I believe there are five games on ESPN today.  I hope that's enough for the hardcore fans such as Mike and myself. ;)
 
Which reminds me, a free preview of MLB Extra Innings for the 1st week.

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Posted April 05 2010 - 09:16 AM



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I'm really hoping Jason Heyward is the second coming of Ryan Howard.
 

The jury is still out, but Heyward line-drived a 3-run homer in his first major league at-bat.  Yowza!

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Posted April 05 2010 - 09:33 AM



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Which reminds me, a free preview of MLB Extra Innings for the 1st week.
Where is that found?


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Posted April 05 2010 - 10:05 AM



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Where is that found?
Depends on your cable or satellite provider. I have DirecTV, but I don't remember the channel numbers off the top of my head. I just read about it somewhere.

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Posted April 05 2010 - 10:20 AM

Speaking of which, I forgot to make my predictions...

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East - Phillies
Central - Cardinals
West - Giants
Wild Card - Braves

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Posted April 05 2010 - 03:20 PM

It looks like the St. Louis Pujolses (one Pujols is enough but it seemed as if he was at bat everytime) are off to a great start. GO REDS!!!


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Posted April 05 2010 - 03:21 PM

double post sorry


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Posted April 05 2010 - 04:43 PM


Quote:
What a tough situation to have six quality starters.  ../../img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif
i predict at mid-season you'll be sorry you said that :)

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