Arena The MLB Discussion Thread

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

  1. Darth_Deprecor Jedi Padawan

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    May 5, 2007
    The Number 1 Draft Pick of 2006 just struck out the Home Run Derby champion of last year. I've been waiting to see Lincecum pitch this entire year, it'd be nice if he could provide the Giants with another win.
  2. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Jul 3, 2006
    star 6
    Phew. I was hoping the Astros wouldn't waste more money.

    Thanks for sparing us, Yanks.
  3. DAR Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2004
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    Brewers win again beat the Nats 3-0. Great game from Capuano. I know their detractors will say they haven't played anyone but so what. Win against the bad teams, play .500 ball against the the good one's and everything will be fine.
  4. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    You know the Braves are actully doing well this year. for once....

    lets see how long it lasts.


    yankees suck
  5. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    Apr 30, 2002
    star 5
    Phil Garner ruined him. Overused him when he was too young and not ready for it. Garner just doesn't know how to handle a bullpen, especially young arms.

    This frustrated me when he was with the Tigers, and i was really glad to see him go. I don't know why he doesn't take more heat for this (probably because he's a nice guy with the media.)
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    For the record, Lidge's last 8 outings:

    8.2 IP, 1 R (earned), 13 K, 8 H, 2 BB

    Looks like he might be starting to return to form.

    EDIT: and as for the Braves "actually doing well", see response in JCC thread.
  7. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    May 25, 2001
    star 9
    Big Papi may have taken steroids.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ortizsteroids&prov=st&type=lgns

    Report: Ortiz not sure if he took steroids

    May 8, 2007
    BOSTON (TICKER) -- It appears Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is not sure if he has taken steroids.

    Ortiz told the Boston Herald that he could not say definitively if he had ever used performance-enhancing drugs in the past. The burly designated hitter also said that if he did, it happened when he was much younger.

    "I tell you, I don't know too much about steroids, but I started listening about steroids when they started to bring that (expletive) up," Ortiz told the paper. "I started realizing and getting to know a little bit about it. You've got to be careful.


    "I used to buy a protein shake in my country. I don't do that anymore because they don't have the approval for that here, so I know that, so I'm off buying things at the GNC back in the Dominican (Republic). But it can happen anytime, it can happen. I don't know. I don't know if I drank something in my youth, not knowing it."

    However, Ortiz, who hit a club-record 54 home runs last season, made light of the situation, joking that he should try steroids just to see what all the fuss is about.

    "I should use steroids just to see what's going on," Ortiz joked to the Herald. "Nah. I have a good family. I want to see my kids learn and develop. I think I'm having an OK career. So, I take a lot of Advils, but I think I'm going to stop taking them. They say it (expletive) your liver."

    Ortiz spent six non-descript seasons in Minnesota before signing with the Red Sox before the 2003 season. He has quickly become a Boston icon and one of the most popular players in baseball.

    In 2004, Ortiz anchored a Red Sox squad which won the franchise's first World Series in 86 years - highlighted by a shocking comeback against the rival New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

    The Red Sox became the first team in baseball history to come back from a three-games-to-none deficit to win a playoff series.




  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Apr 27, 2005
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    The MLB draft will air on Television for the first time on ESPN2
  9. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 15, 2005
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    Heh, I sounded crazy pleading a case for it to be televised last year, but I'm glad it's happening. Then again, it does take the mystique out the traditional closed-door conference call.
  10. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    May 25, 2001
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  11. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 7, 2004
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    I think it'll be neat to see the draft. I'm going to watch.
  12. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Mar 14, 2003
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    I won't watch... no one watches college baseball... especially not me. I won't recognize one name.


    Them:

    "The Arizona Diamondbacks select Alex Ford."


    Me:

    "ok."



    and yes, I just made up a name... you know why? CUZ I DON'T KNOW THEIR NAMES BECAUSE I DON'T WATCH COLLEGE BASEBALL
  13. Saruman-the-White Jedi Master

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    Jan 1, 2005
    star 4
    So? This is ESPN we're talking about. They single-handedly made the NFL Draft a huge success, and if they hype young baseball players with SC segments, what's to say this can't work?
  14. DAR Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2004
    star 4
    24-10 now for the Crew. THe schedule gets significantly harder now.
  15. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 15, 2005
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  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Apr 27, 2005
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    Exactly. This could get some people actually interested in watching college Baseball.
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 12, 2000
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    Dont forget that most of the top people drafted will be straight from HS, not from college. Still, I'm glad they're showing it, I might watch a bit at least.
  18. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 15, 2005
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    Man has it been a rough week for the Blue Jays. First they get annihilated by the Red Sox, and now they lose B.J. Ryan for the season. It will take a complete miracle for them to even make a run at the wild card now.
  19. Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Master

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    Jan 29, 2006
    star 4
    With a line-up full of rookies the Giants still pull off a victory. They pulled up two minor leaguers who both came through with a clutch hit of their own and Tim Lincecum pitched fairly well on top of that.
  20. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Jan 7, 2006
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    =D= That's a universal example, no doubt about it.
  21. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    May 25, 2001
    star 9
    I just heard that hundreds of Brewer fans will urinate in their pants at the game if they make it to the World Series. [face_worried]
  22. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 7, 2004
    star 5
    Well, they won't have anything to worry about since everyone will have forgotten this great start by August. They'll fade down the stretch.
  23. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Jan 7, 2006
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    Don't doubt them too early. They might just prove everyone wrong. They just might.
  24. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 7, 2004
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    I'm one of those guys that needs a long time to change my thinking. The Brewers as a team have an OBP of .332, which is decidedly average, and while they lead the NL in home runs, they're getting those home runs from people who haven't had success before. Maybe they really are good, but maybe they've caught lightning in a bottle. I'm wiliing to get excited about the other top team at this point, the Red Sox, because their players have had success before and they are expected to be good. I don't have that expectation of the Brewers.
  25. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 15, 2005
    star 5
    Well, Mr. Prospectus, I hope Delgado's big hit yesterday can finally be the turnaround he needs, cause I still don't see any semblance of that beast who built a great career in Toronto. :p