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Discussion in 'Community' started by Reynar_Tedros, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Absolutely brutal call just ended the Rangers/Rays games. Robot umpires can't get here soon enough.

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  2. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Just in case anyone missed it, this is what @AmazingB was referring to. It's probably the worst strike call I've ever seen, definitely the worst game-ending.

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  3. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    At least that call didn't ruin a perfect game. Also, one of my favorite things to do each season... Marlins attendance watch! For Monday's home opener: 34, 439. Last night: 14,222. Of course, that's going by the official numbers released, so it can skew lower for a lot of games.
  4. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    My favorite pastime is to follow the stats of former Mets.
  5. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    The Marlins need to seriously move out of Miami. They screwed the fans over royally by building a dumb ballpark and unless they get extremely lucky and start winning then I don't see the long-term value of having a franchise there.
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  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  7. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    Hey!

    The Indians aren't going to give up a crap ton of homers to the Yankees tonight!

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  8. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    All these awesome things keep happening at Astros games. First, the big guy with the excellent mustache, now this:

  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    This one's better:

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  10. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    So the Dodgers just took 2 out of 3 in San Diego, which normally wouldn't be much to talk about, however...


    http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/index.jsp#contentId=44552904

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/...-brawl-zack-greinke-hits-carlos-quentin-pitch .


    The likely suspensions (for Kemp & Hairston) are no big deal, but Grenike's collar bone fracture? ****! Quentin, needless to say, has to get suspended because of this, and Mattingly has suggested that he should be out for however long Grenike is out. Of course, that won't happen. Such drama, which will get even juicier come this Monday, because guess who begins a 3 game series at Dodger Stadium that evening? The Padres! Yup. Scully's best quote throughout the fracas, describing what Kemp was saying... "That's fertilizer.". Oh, San Diego would go on to tie that game later on in that inning, with the tie eventually being broken up in the top of the 9th via a pinch hit home run for the Dodgers, courtesy of... Juan Uribe!


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    For such a crazy game this early in the season, Uribe's home run made perfect sense.
  11. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Shoot. I was listening to the game and fell asleep right as Scully signed off at the end of the 3rd. Looks like I missed the best part.
  12. DT421 Force Ghost

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    I guess Greinke hit Quentin one too many times and he finally had enough of it. They have a history going back to the American League.
  13. DT421 Force Ghost

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    It's the ownership, not the city of Miami. The other owners need to put heat on Loria and find some way of getting him out of the game. He's terrible for baseball.

    As long as he owns the team, it doesn't matter where they would move to. And besides, I can't think of any other market that doesn't currently have a team that would have the corporate backing to support a major league franchise right now.
  14. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    It seems to me that if you're consistently among the league leaders in getting hit by pitches, you lose the moral high ground in charging the mound (such as it is). But it was also pretty stupid of Greinke to lower his shoulder into a charging, 240-pound Carlos Quentin.

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  15. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Matt Kemp decided to do some follow up work in the parking lot, it looks like.

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  16. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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  17. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    It'll never happen but I kind if agree with Mattingly. He should miss as much time as Greinke. It wasn't on purpose. It was a 3-2 count in a one run game.Quentin likes to crowd the plate and takes a lot of HBP
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I kind of have to agree, there should be a lot more punishment than 3 - 5 games when a player gets hurt in a brawl like that.
  19. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    At least he leaned in with his non-throwing arm. That should count for something, right? :p

    @DT421: It's a shame how a franchise with barely any support & with a scumbag ownership is playing a brand new stadium, whereas the other Florida MLB franchise, one with a legit team & fans, is stuck playing in the worst ballpark in all of baseball.
  20. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Yanks just got a triple play.
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  21. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    First triple play at Yankee Stadium (old) since 1968.
  22. DT421 Force Ghost

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    That's just it though, Miami will support the Marlins if they could just get the owner to meet them half-way. There is just too much of a history of them dumping the roster and that has helped to alienate what would otherwise be a great fan base.

    And the Rays need a new place in Tampa proper. I know some fans down there and they said that they just don't want to make the trek to St Petersburg to see a game... especially in a terrible venue like the Trop.
  23. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Are you sure about that? Didn't they give the Marlins lousy support during both of their World Series runs?
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  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    IIRC, the fan loyalty really started dwindling when the Marlins ownership and players started griping about the fans lack of support.
  25. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    The Marlins drew 3 million fans in their first season, so there's obvious interest. Or was, at any rate. They drew 2.3 million in 1997 when they won the World Series, which was 5th in the NL in attendance. Given that teams generally see an increase in attendance the year after such success, it's reasonable to assume that had there not been a fire sale after they won, they would have drawn even more fans in 1998. Yes, in 2003 when they won again they only drew 1.3 million, but that came after drawing only 800,000 in 2002. And once again a fire sale kept interest down the next year. I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that it's ownership, more so than overall interest. The real problem is ownership's nonsense ruining a whole generation of potential fans, which is hard to make up.

    Amazing.