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2019 MLB Season

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Patrick_S, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Osato

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    Thought it related to a discussion on umpires.
     
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    They can’t really be sellers after trading for Cano
    (I never liked that move from day 1). They are saddled with his and Cespedes’s contract, which will hinder them in their effort to improve.
     
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    Lawrie hasn’t taken an at bat this year.
    Wilson pitches only a few innings.

    I thought Cano would play better, but he is 36.
     
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    How about the strategy the Rays owner is looking into- playing their home games in both Tampa and Montreal? This ain’t happening- it won’t work for any number of reasons (the team won’t attract free agents, competitive fairness,
    tax reasons, luxury tax ramifications, health care,
    travel and lodgings for the families of the teams,
    to name just a few). Of the 3 possible futures for the Rays- a new publicly funded stadium, relocation, or this dumb idea of 2 home cities, this crack-potted idea is by far the least likely end game.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the Mets and twins play in July. Even cheap tickets seem to be running around $20. I’ve looked around on mlb, stubhub and seat geek. I’ll need either 5 or 7 tickets.
    Is there other places that anyone knows of for cheaper tickets or discounts? I checked with a few friends who live in Minnesota as well.
    Two weeks ago I was able to get Braves tickets for $6 each. Maybe the demand is just higher for twins tickets?
    Thanks!!
     
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    We are going to a twins game on August 2nd.

    They have a $20 deal. The seats are in the outfield bleachers and you get access to a food service under the stands, all you can eat and drink, hot dogs, burgers etc.
     
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    Move the Rays to Orlando or Portland.
    Move the Marlins to Montreal.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance

    There is no reason to consider further expansion.
     
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    That’s great!

    I’m going to the Wednesday 18th day game. Puzzled at why tickets are so high.
    One recommendation I read was to just wait until an hour or so before game time for tickets. Some will drop their prices. I may just wait until the morning of the 18th to look then...
     
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    Yep, the Tampa area has proven they will not support a baseball team regardless of how good/bad the team is, they just need to move to a more appreciative area. A new stadium will accomplish nothing.
     
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    Moving the Marlins isn't going to happen any time soon after they built a new stadium for the Marlins.

    I think the Rays going to Montreal is a real possibility.
     
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    Rays to either Montreal, Las Vegas, Portland or maybe Charlotte.
     
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    As much as I'd love to see Charlotte with a team, if I were the owner there's no way I'd move a team here.
    They can barely support a 8 game/season Panthers team who at least has been to the Super Bowl twice.

    In a basketball crazy are, they lost the Hornets once due to non support and seem to be among the lowest attendance for the 2nd iteration (average 16K which is 23rd out of 30 over the last 5-10 years) -- of course being perpetually the 9th-10th best team in the Eastern Conference doesn't help a lot. Of course that's paid attendance and not even butts in the chair numbers which by reports is less than 10K unless Warriors or Lebron or Lakers are there

    I can't imagine being able to draw 20K fans average for 81 home games over time, much less the 40K+ that would be successful. The local sports fans certainly don't really care about Baseball
     
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    Wow, brutal loss for the Mets as they get swept by the Phillies. When are they going to fire their manager so the focus can be on the GM and ownership?
     
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    Yes that was a brutal loss for the Mets. Diaz was horse shit today- leadoff walk, then serves up the game tying 2 run HR on an 0-2 pitch. The next base runner after blowing the lead should have been the end of Diaz’s day. Calloway is dead man walking.
     
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    Agreed on the marlins and their stadium.
    Peter ueberoth stated in the 80s that baseball would only work well in Orlando. Makes sense.

    Both Florida teams have problems. The marlins average attendance is 9k a game this season. Awful.

    It’s always an interesting discussion about whether expansion was helpful or not. There’s a lot of teams.
     
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    New GM.
    It takes years for them to shape a club.

    I’m guessing Mickey is out of a job sometime this year. Which doesn’t do anything to help the bullpen. Mickey isn’t out there trying to close out games or pitch for the Mets. Maybe he should?
    Mickey was a sandy hire. So.....

    It’s this way with all teams. Fire the manager when the players fail.
     
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    The root problem with the Mets is bad ownership.
     
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    Crazy start to the London game today- both teams scored 6 in the 1st inning. I don’t think baseball will catch on over there- the games take much longer than their favorite sport, especially a Yankees/Sox game, which always are games that take forever.
     
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    “Typically, first-class cricket matches are played over three to five days with, at least, six hours of cricket being played each day. One-day cricket matches last for six hours or more.”
     
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    Ah-I forgot about Cricket. I was comparing baseball to soccer for length of game.
     
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    This game is ridiculously long. They've been playing 3 1/2 hours and not even to the end of the 6th inning yet. Still more than 1/3 of the game to go.

    Pitching in this game is horrendous. Hard to believe these are multi-million dollar, major league pitchers that can't throw a strike, or survive a single inning.
     
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