Arena I Hate Boston Sports (And So Can You!)

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    The Dodgers needed a 3rd baseman.........................and I needed someone on the team with a sick beard.:D:p

    L.A. > Boston
  2. xblackout Force Ghost

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    But...but he was one of "my" guys :( I hate you, Tunick.
  3. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    [face_plain]

    Kerry Wood

    *sigh*

    Edit: And despite HGHafner and Peralta's attempts to screw it up, the Tribe gets a two-run single with two outs in the 9th to have BOTH teams blow a lead and get a split from the Red Sox. :D
  4. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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  5. APOLLO608 Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]

    IMO, a completely undervalued player. Varajao plays better defense than Baby but you get basically the same amount of energy and a better offensive player w/ Baby. Varajao also has a much larger question. I can't believe the Cavs payed him that much.
  6. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Upping, so we have another place to complain about the Red Sox and their player acquisitions.
  7. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Good call, Inty.


    The BoSox really can't complain about the Yankee payroll anymore. Not that they really could before.
  8. Jedi_Hood Force Ghost

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    Theirs is still bigger. [face_not_talking]
  9. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    That doesn't matter anymore. A Red Sox fan these days complaining about the Yankees is like 2 Beverly Hills housewives complaining about who is more vain.

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  10. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Yeah, a Boston Red Sox fan complaining that the Yankees spend too much money would be like a Cleveland Indians fan complaining that the Pirates have too good of a management team.


    [face_plain]
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]


    This is something that I really don't like about MLB...I wish they'd come up with a feasible salary cap/floor system to promote parity.
  12. Jedi_Hood Force Ghost

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    Buster Olney of ESPN is in favor of returning to the two-division format, where the top four teams (or top five, if they expand the playoffs) in each league go to the playoffs, regardless of what division they're in. I like that idea.
  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I think that's a bad idea. You would have teams in divisions that don't make sense, ala all those years the Braves were in the N.L. West.

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    The Braves were in the West because of Milwaukee. That is, because the Braves had been in Milwaukee. Reshuffling the divisions now could avoid that stuff (eastern half of the teams over here, western half over there)... though with that said I'd still favor leaving it the way it is right now.
  15. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    I thought Olney's proposal was to get rid of divisions altogether? Have the American League and the National League. The top five teams in each league get into the playoffs. The fourth and fifth play a play-in 3-game series, the winner taking on the top seed. The second seed-hosts the third-seed. Winners of those advance to the ALCS.

    I don't like it.

    I can list five big markets that if the owners started spending money wisely could just make a top-five that would only let someone through in random years. Every year in the AL, we'd have Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox, Angels, and Rangers. Just shuffle the order and see which one is best built for post season. Whooooo. Smell the excitement.
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I haven't read Olney's article or anything on it... but I can't say I'd be in favor of that, either.
  17. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    article

  18. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    But then there's less of the late-season blowups that cost you a division race. :p

    All things considered, baseball was a bit more localized in those days. There weren't as many teams dotted around the country as there are now, which would lead to more travelling cross-country to play more games because you don't have 3 or 4 divisional rivals to play half of your schedule against in that kind of format. At least those teams are sorta in your general area, and cut down on travel time.
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, but it also results in (for example) the Braves playing the Marlins a ridiculous number of times per year (18-19 I think?). I wouldn't mind seeing a few fewer divisional games and a few more games between divisions. Heck, I wouldn't mind extending inter-league play by a couple series if it got the divisional games to something a bit more reasonable.
  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I don't like Olney's idea, but I do like R...J's idea of less games against divisional opponents. You should play each divisional opponent, maybe 16 times, throughout the season.
  21. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  22. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  23. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Marcus, I thought that went without saying. :confused: :p
  24. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I came here hoping to see this on page 1.
    Nice to see a NY team bounce a Boston team.
  25. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    Apparently the Patriots have problems being heavy favorites in the postseason over a New York team.