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

  1. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    It can often be regardless of the format/rules put-in-place, but man some of the rule changes for this year's version... holy ****, such garbage.
  2. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    3rd time within a week this double-post glitch has occurred to me... yikes. :p
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  3. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I apologize for the "triple-post" here, but.. Some rather interesting info concerning the television ratings for the 1st-half of the MLB season


    Some rather dicey information there concerning the Dodgers-network situation... here's my Facebook rant ( :p ) about that:


    Not a surprise at all concerning the Midwest; "Somewhat surprisingly, the Dodgers have the second-lowest rating in the league at just 0.70 as the war between SportsNet LA and Los Angeles providers continues to wage on. The Dodgers also average just 40,000 viewers per game, the fifth-lowest mark in the game." When 70% of the 2nd-largest television/media market in the nation can't access the games via TV, you're going to have that kind of insane/not-true-to-the actual reality (as L.A. is one of the best baseball towns in all of the U.S.) statistic. Yes, of course, there far greater forces in my life, many within my control, to be upset about, but here's the thing: Baseball, well any sport, serves as one of the ultimate distractions in life, and when said life is full of more serious issues, those distractions become more beautiful things... however, when access to said distraction becomes a **** hurricane such as this, it kind-of adds a previously missing cranky-edge to it all. I'll try not to bring this up again until a deal for SNLA is actually finalized.
  4. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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  5. dp4m Chosen One

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    Poor Mo.. causing unemployment...

  6. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    some may find this terrifying

    [IMG]

    some observations:
    1) tunes, the dodger bear is missing
    2) too many green mascots. and why are they all together
    3) since when did the Reds mascot become a lady ball?
    4) the diamondbacks creature sitting to the left of ms. red is terrifying and looks like a human in fur
    5) clark the cub looks way too happy

    and too many open mouths. the rockies triceratops has got it right

    the creeptastic guy on the left in the bottom row is the padres' FRIAR.
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    Yeah, it needs a big, cartoonish, disproportionate head. The realistic head just makes it look like the Halloween costume a killer would wear in a slasher movie. Or a furry suit. Either way, if I saw that thing coming down the street, I'd run.
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  9. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    That's unequivocally a great thing.
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  10. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    the old guy with the red necklace agrees with you

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  11. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Here's the nicest thing I'll say about the bear: it's at least better than this monstrosity:



    [IMG].



    I believe that's just confined to roaming around Chavez Ravine, which is bad enough, but at least some-what contained.
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  12. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Haha. Is Chavez Ravine like a neighborhood? I just got a mental image of that giant head wandering the neighborhood, day and night. The horror movie writes itself.
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  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Of course it used to be, but the area in & around the Dodger Stadium is rather still rather nice:



    [IMG].


    I've always felt that it's rather nifty that the stadium was built right into the hillside at the ravine, which has lead to numerous photographs such as that one to which I enjoy immensely.



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    A section of Elysian Park, a large area adjacent to the stadium/on the right-side coming up Stadium Way as one enters the ballpark (which is, by far, my favorite route to enter Dodger Stadium, specifically for the views of Elysian Park).
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  14. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    That looks magnificent.
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  15. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I'm a sucker for palm trees, so the fact that the park is lined up with many of 'em makes it an absolute winner in my book; also, the scene in the park before a game (the amount of folks there varies of course) is also nice to view: folks grilling, drinking, playing catch, etc. Nothing out-of-the ordinary/unexpected there, but still cool none-the-less.
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  17. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Did Tim lose a bet or something?
  18. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Possibly when he finished last by 1,000 miles in the Milwaukee sausage race. More likely than not, he was just being the hilarious awesome dude he is.
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  19. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Yessss, 3-runs given up by Wainwright in the 1st! 2 of 'em via a Miggy Cabrera -my favorite non-Dodger player presently in all of baseball- home run. LOVE IT; **** you Matheny, Wainwright.
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  20. dp4m Chosen One

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    Jeter with the leadoff inside-out double. Somewhere Joe Torre is smiling.
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  21. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Unless Jeter hits one in his next at-bat, Ripken's home run in the '01 all-star game was still cooler.


    :p
  22. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    I mean, I get letting Neshek pitch because of his story, he's from Minnesota. But really, Tyler Clippard? In the 5th inning? Kershaw couldn't have gone two? Henderson Alvarez still hasn't pitched. I'm told "this time it counts" so let's throw out Tyler Clippard! That's what the fans want to see. It's long been known that the reason fewer and fewer people watch the All Star game is not enough middle relievers.

    They need to move the game to Wednesday to end the whole "guys who go Sunday can't pitch in the game" thing.

    Amazing.
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  23. dp4m Chosen One

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    Can't move the game to Wednesday. Screws up the ESPYs.
  24. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    I'm sure society would be able to cope.

    Also: Hernandez, Lester, Darvish, Sale, Scherzer, Kazmir. AND THE NL IS COUNTERING WITH TYLER CLIPPARD!

    Amazing.
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  25. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Very happy to see the great Pat Neshek get some time in the ASG.
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    I do believe B's sarcasm detector is broke!