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

  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is one of the best days of the year. Pitchers and Catchers are reporting in Goodyear, AZ.
     
  2. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    With the current state of the Bulls and Blackhawks baseball can't get here soon enough.
     
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  3. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    Crazy as it sounds, the Bulls have been more entertaining this year then the Blackhawks even though they been trying to intentionally tank all year. Levine is a baller, Kris Dunn as the potential to be really good and Lauri has the potential to be a true beast. That is a good way to start a rebuild especially with a couple first round draft picks in their pocket.

    Edit: And there is nothing like watching pitchers and catchers report for ST with a foot of snow on the ground even though thankfully it’s start to melt.

    The White Sox btw just signed a deal with WGN 720 AM. The idea of the White Sox on 720 AM just wants to make me throw up. Not that I hate the White Sox (I actually like the White Sox quite a bit as the 1993 White Sox is still one of my all-time favorite teams and to this day I am still upset the 1994 World Series got cancelled for so many reasons including the fact the 94’ White Sox vs the Expos that year would been one of the World Series matchups ever potentially) but the Chicago Cubs will always be linked to WGN in every possible. There was nothing like running off the bus in the spring or early fall to catch them on WGN with Harry and Steve or listening to them in the car on 720 AM. That and the Bozo Show was my childhood that is long forgotten. :(
     
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  4. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    I thought they report in Florida (sorry, it's an East Coast thing).
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why would the teams that play Spring Training in the Cactus League report in Florida?
     
  6. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah that just seems wrong. I had a little radio I took to school with me every day so I could listen to the end of home games on the bus ride home and then when I could drive WGN was the only AM station I had a preset for.
     
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  7. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    They don't, but the ones in the Grapefruit League do report in Florida for Pitchers and Catchers.
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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  9. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master star 5

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    My cousin took me and my dad to this place back in the year 2000 it was a diner in a rough California neighborhood in Hayward California near Oakland. Apparently Jason Giambi had a burger here and after signed a photo for them to hang on the wall, the inscription read the best burger I ever ate! My dad, cousin and me all had one pound cheeseburgers, Milk Shakes, and we shared onion rings and french fries! we were suposed to go for a green pancake breakfast at the Firehouse in town the next day for St. Patrick's Day but we ate so much at the diner we felt so sick we felt like we had hangovers. so we did not do green pancakes.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    I remember staying up late for this. Lost my voice for at least a week.

     
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  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Concerning walk-off grand slams...







    So goddamned glorious, man.
     
  12. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    There really can't be many things more exciting in sports than a walk-off Grand Slam.
     
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  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apparently all we needed for the offseason to get going was for the offseason to end. Twins acquired Jake Odorizzi and the Padres signed Eric Hosmer. Not sure what the Padres are going to do with eight years of Hosmer, but there's no way that contract ends well for them.

    Amazing.
     
  14. Dark Lord Of The Empire

    Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Master star 4

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    So anyone else ticked off by this pace of play nonsense? I'm so sick of this catering to the short attention span of millennials. If you don't like or understand the game then don't watch it.
    The real problem is this constant going to the bullpen nonsense. Other than that, the pitcher and catcher have a right to meet as many times as they want to make sure they're on the same page.
     
  15. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    Once upon a time, people were complaining they didn't get enough baseball after having sat through about 5 hours of a scheduled double-header. The Times they are-a changin'
     
  16. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Let's have anyone bat in the 9th inning!



    Such a ridiculous ******* proposal; baseball isn't setup like the other sports, so boo-hoo if certain players have a chance in the 9th, depending on the circumstances.
     
  17. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow that really is one of the most idiotic suggestions I've seen for baseball.
     
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  18. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah. That's stupid.

    That said, I kinda want to see them do it in an All-Star Game or some exhibition, just to see the meltdowns.
     
  19. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I don't even worry about stuff like that because there's just no chance it'll ever happen, even if it's supposedly being "discussed by executives." Reminds me of Tom Verducci's suggestion a few years ago when offense was way down, his grand idea was that once per game, you could bring up any player in any situation to hit. Shocking no one, baseball fixed itself, like it always does.

    Amazing.
     
  20. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dear everyone, there are actual baseball games happening today.

    Amazing.
     
  21. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm just a couple hours away from hearing those magical words......"Chicago Cubs baseball is on the air"!
     
  22. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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  23. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Force Ghost star 6

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    Ichiro is one of the greatest players ever. :)
     
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  24. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    I liked Ichiro while he was briefly with the Yankees. I actually went to the Tokyo Dome to see a ballgame during my vacation in Japan in 2010. The Rakuten Golden Eagles, led by one of their young but highly touted starters (this guy by the name of Masahiro Tanaka) hosted the Chiba Lotte Marines. It was certainly an incredible experience; watching professional baseball being played by two Japanese teams surrounded by passionate fans of either. I found an old article that talks about it. RJ actually threw out the first pitch for good measure.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports...s-struggle-to-get-back-on-mound/#.WpBcux3wbRY
     
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  25. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master star 5

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    My mom Is a Mets Fan and my dad likes both The Mets and The Yankees and I am a Yankees fan, I live on the west coast of Florida In Punta Gorda and this past Saturday me and my parents trekked to Port St Lucie Florida to see the Mets take on the Cardinals. My mom is reciprocating with me and seeing the Yankees at The Rays In Port Charlotte at the end of the month!
     
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