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#1 The Macallan

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Figured there should be a current thread for the 2016 baseball season and eventual post-season. 

 

So…what shall we start with?

 

The 24-6 Cubbies…?

The surprising Phillies and Marlins…?

The abysmal Braves and Twinkies…?

The not so abysmal, but still sucking pretty bad Yankees…?

 

No. Bartolo Colon trumps them all…

 

http://m.mlb.com/vid...st-career-homer

 

Kudos to Gary Cohen on Mets/SNY network for a great homerun call. That's Ron Darling as color commentator guffawing in the background


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#2 fenderjazz

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 08:07 PM

I predict the Mets this year.  I'm a Yankee fan, but this looks like their season.



#3 The Macallan

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:23 PM

I could only hope. Cubs are scary though.

 

1985 - Royals

1986 - Mets

 

2015 - Royals

2016 - ???

 

People are talking up this pitching staff to be a force for the next number of years. I just want one. I'm not greedy.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:51 AM

My Royals are sputtering this year. I'm not expecting a repeat. 

 

Cubs look strong, as do the Mets. If their entire rotation starts to click, they'll be formidable. 

 

Look for the Giants to sneak into the playoff race, especially if they can land another starter. 

 

The Braves look awful, but I'll pick the Reds to land the worst record for the season. 



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:47 AM

 Fuck you Bryce Harper, and be thankful you only got 1 game off.  Shoulda been given five at least.


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#6 The Macallan

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:45 PM

Harper is a helluva ballplayer, but that was classless what he did

 

Best pitching performance yesterday: 

Max Scherzer – CG, 6 H, 2 R, 20 K, 0 BB, 119 pitches, 96 strikes…wow

 

Best performance by a pitcher:

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 K + 2 home runs and 4 RBI…wow

 

 

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:35 PM

Watched Mad Max's record tying performance against my team / his former team. That was just kick ass.  I never want the Tiges to lose, but I was really hoping he'd get that 21st K in the 9th.  :D



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:22 AM

 I'm a Yankee fan

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:58 AM

Holy shit Rougned Odor. Can we line up a fight with him and GGG or Canelo?

 

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#10 The Macallan

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:20 PM

Wow, that jumps to the #1 baseball fight I've seen. Edging out Ryan pummeling Robin Ventura and Ray Knight clocking Eric Davis in '86

 


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

Red Sox got it !   !♥♥


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#12 DustoftheStars

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

*ahem


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So climb away, get higher, son- never straight, just move ahead
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No evil, save blind faith, ignorance, and the desire for the unprepared to blame others for the devastation left in the wake of change.
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#13 causerofmoralharm

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 12:37 PM

Brilliant move by the Mets having Syndergaard throw at Utley in the third and then losing 9-1 with Utley hitting two out. Hopefully, "Thor" will be suspended, too.

#14 The Macallan

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:02 PM

This was a Syndergaard move, not a Mets move. The Mets had ample opportunity in the first four matchups. Nope, this was Thor’s decision plain and simple.

 

He should have been warned, not tossed. Ejecting him was unprecedented and silly. Probably an edict from MLB to the umps in advance because of the Rangers/Jays melee. My only issue was that Thor should’ve gotten bang for his buck and planted his 99mph fastball in between the 2 and 6 on Utley’s back. MLB dropped the ball in disciplining Utley for his slide in the NLDS, hence this.

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#15 Always the Winner

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:40 AM

Something about throwing behind a guy is worse than drilling him. He probably wouldn't have been tossed had he actually hit him. I've never got that.

Hey...where's Perry?


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 03:33 AM

Brilliant move by the Mets having Syndergaard throw at Utley in the third and then losing 9-1 with Utley hitting two out. Hopefully, "Thor" will be suspended, too.

 

And to do it avenging a player no longer with the Mets. Typical brainless athlete (and I use that term loosely as he's a baseball player and a pitcher at that). Promoting a culture that got it's start in prison. Genius.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 08:16 AM

Congrats to the Cubs! Such a poorly managed and played Game 7, and yet so much suspense and just enough heroics for it to be totally riveting. Games like this are why baseball will always be my favorite sport.

 

Being a lifelong Red Sox fan, I can certainly relate to what Cubs fans must be feeling right now. Back in '04, I happened to be in Boston for work the night the Sox won the World Series. My brother and I watched the game at a bar near Fenway Park, and one of the first people to come up and congratulate us was a diehard Cubs fan. I'm sure part of his joy was the fact we had just swept the Cardinals, but his happiness for us was genuine. I told him that night to keep the faith, their day will come. Well, it took another 12 years, but it finally arrived. My turn to be happy for Cubs fans.



#18 Always the Winner

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:02 PM

I can't relate. As a lifelong Yankee fan, I grew up assuming my team was always supposed to be in the Wirld Series. We're just better than everyone!

Thrilled for the Cubs though. I flew to Miami to watch them in the '03 playoffs for games 3 and 4 of the Bartman Series. The buddy I went with lives in a high rise overlooking Soldier Field. He makes over 150kper year and even he couldn't afford tixx this year.

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#19 The Macallan

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:21 PM

Rooted for the Tribe, but happy for the Cubs fans. Although, I don't know that I am comfortable living in a world where the Cubs are World Champions. After they last won it all, what followed the next 4 decades?

 

An unsinkable big boat sank, lots of people died

World War I

Rise of Communism

Stock Market crash

World War II

 

...and a Great Depression thrown in to boot. I am buying canned goods.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:30 PM

The year we got cable, I was about ten and we started watching baseball in earnest. We followed the Cubs on WGN and the Braves on TBS. Back in the 80s neither team amounted to much, but we rooted for them anyway.

 

Finally Atlanta won the series in '95 after a decades-long drought. We stayed up until the wee hours and watched drunk Ted Turner babble to President Clinton on the phone.

 

Now Chicago, finally. I'm just glad I lived to see it. 


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