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BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:08:14 PM »


Spring training is only 11 days away!!                                             Spring training is only 11 days away!!                               Spring training is only 11 days away!!                               Spring training is only 11 days away!!                               Spring training is only 11 days away!!                               Spring training is only 11 days away!!                               Spring training is only 11 days away!!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 04:13:33 PM »
Can't wait!
Pitcher and catchers for the Braves report in 44 days.

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 01:54:35 PM »
It’s an empty Hall without Bonds and Clemens

Mark Whicker
Orange County Register
January 11, 2018

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... Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are in their sixth year of eligibility and, even though they creep toward 75 percent, they are hardly guaranteed to get there.

If they don’t, their names will go to a Historical Overview Committee, which compiles a list of 10 for the Veterans Committee, which is more likely to sign a peace treaty with North Korea than to vote for Bonds or Clemens.

Hall of Famer Joe Morgan urged the writers to bar Bonds, Clemens and anyone else associated with performance-enhancers. All he did was reinforce the suspicion that Hall of Famers would prefer to close and lock the door behind them.

Only those who are shocked to hear a telemarketer on the other end of a landline would doubt Bonds and Clemens used PEDs. As “Ball Four” author Jim Bouton once said, players would gladly take a pill that would guarantee 20-win seasons even it it cost them five years of life. If steroids were around in the 1960s, Bouton said, he and his colleagues would have been the first in line...

Read the whole thing.

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 02:27:01 PM »
I am looking forward to this year.

There's a chance the Astros could still deal for Gerrit Cole.
It's not over, yet.



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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 02:38:27 PM »

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 03:11:35 PM »
@EasyAce

I forgot. :(

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 03:17:22 PM »
@EasyAce

I forgot. :(
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 06:27:51 PM »


Spring training is only 32 days away!!                                             Spring training is only 32 days away!!                               Spring training is only 32 days away!!                               Spring training is only 32 days away!!                               Spring training is only 32 days away!!                               Spring training is only 32 days away!!                               Spring training is only 32 days away!!

Bring it on, Easy!  Wheeee!

I have a list of our players' club from last year if you did not save yours. But then you know how to do that.  Mine is on paper.  Awwww, geez!

Thank you!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 06:35:05 PM »
Bring it on, Easy!  Wheeee!

I have a list of our players' club from last year if you did not save yours. But then you know how to do that.  Mine is on paper.  Awwww, geez!

Thank you!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 06:35:20 PM »
Baseball is back! ⚾⚾ ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾ Ladies first, remember?

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 06:36:50 PM »
@Slip18
I still have the ping list!

Sorry for pushing ahead of the line!  I am just so excited!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 06:47:46 PM »
@Machiavelli  Ewwwww!

And Pete Rose.  What an idiot!  I have nothing in my very large collection with anything of Pete Rose, Roger Clemens nor Barry Bonds.

Baseball is a good game.  Broke my nephew/Godson's heart when he found out Bonds was juicing. What do you say to the kids?

Roger Clemens has always been a jerk in my little black book.

Seeing Pete Rose announcing games outside of a stadium was just too stupid.

Two jerks and an idiot.  Arrrrggggh!

Now, let's play ball!  Wheeee!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
@Machiavelli
You are forgiven. Say three Hail Koufaxes and perform one station of the Cronin. ;)

Perfect, Easy! LOL!

You forgot one Act of Concession...
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 07:43:06 PM »
@EasyAce

I would like to put in my very own prediction for this year's World Series now.  Is that okay?

Diamondbacks and the Angels.

Diamondbacks are ready.  We have a more "together" team.  If it had not been for the very outstanding Dodgers last season, we would have been in like Flynn.  It also appears that we have a new and no stat pitcher who is 33 years old from Japan.  His name is Yoshihasa Hirano, No. 66.  Wonder which scout found him?

And the Angels are on my wish list.  Trout really deserves a ring. What a player!  Last year he was out with injuries for a large part of the season.  He is back this year.

Okay.  Anyone else brave (LOL!) enough to put out their list?

Do I copy and paste the ping list, Easy?  I am better than last year at this stuff, but not quite "there" yet.

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 10:24:32 PM »
I will say
Twins v Astros in the AL
Nationals v Dodgers NL
Astros 4-3 in series

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 10:27:40 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 11:57:26 PM »
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 09:40:26 AM »
A big trade . . .

Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole traded to Astros in 5-player deal

Yep, it happened.
Now, if they can solve their closer issue....

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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 01:18:45 PM »
Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

Players called him God. Don Sutton once tried to sue him and the National League for "depriving him of his livelihood" after Harvey
ejected him for throwing doctored baseballs. (The league's then-milquetoast president Chub Feeney never imposed the mandatory
ten-game suspension.)

I remember Harvey calling balls and strikes for what proved Sandy Koufax's final major league win---on the final day of the regular
1966 season, when Koufax was forced to pitch the nightcap of a doubleheader on short rest (two days') to clinch a pennant
after Don Drysdale fell in the hole in the first game and was lifted after two innings. Koufax prevailed---even though he had to be
stretched in the clubhouse to get a slipped disc put back into place (one of the men who stretched him: former Dodger Don Newcombe,
who was no shrinking violet) midway through---and Harvey would remember the game this way: He threw seven and two thirds
innings with nothing but a fastball. And they knew what was coming. And he still won the game for them, and the pennant. It was
the greatest exhibition of baseball I've ever seen in my life
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In one of Harvey's earliest games, Stan Musial was batting when Harvey called a strike three anticipating the pitch's arrival---but it
brokie wide of the plate. Musial didn't flinch. He simply called for his glove from a bat boy and, without turning, told Harvey, "Young
fellow, I don't know which league you came from, but we use the same plate. It's 17 inches wide." Said Harvey remembering that
incident, "That's when I realised why they called him Stan the Man, and I learned not to anticipate the call. That's my gift to baseball
. . . Before, the umpires were always told, 'Be quick! Be decisive!'"

RIP Mr. Harvey.
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2018, 04:18:37 PM »
Meet the 20-year-old future star who beat out Shohei Ohtani as MLB's top prospect

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...It’s speedy Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna, a 20-year-old who hit .344 in 54 Triple-A games last season. If you already knew Acuna’s name, then you’re an astute baseball fan (or fantasy baseball player already looking for the next great youngster). Acuna was signed by the Braves when he was a 16-year-old in Venezuela...

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 07:20:07 AM »
I will say
Twins v Astros in the AL
Nationals v Dodgers NL
Astros 4-3 in series

Yep....We got Cole....without giving up our best prospects.....   Luhnow you magnificent bastard!!!!!!



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