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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
My big question involving Paul Goldschmidt might actually be how long he remains a Diamondback. There've been trade rumours
around him in the past, and if the Snakes don't make a good showing this season after getting shoved out early last postseason,
who knows if they decide to push the reset button and cash Goldschmidt in for a small haul of prospects or younger major leaguers?

A good question that gets asked around the Cyber household (heck around the whole town!) every time there's a trade deadline.  As long as he has a solid hit we really can't afford to lose him.  I imagine if he leaves, it will be his choice after a bidding war.
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2018, 02:21:36 PM »
Hoping for a better showing from my Rangers this year. But the Stros are gonna be tough to beat.

Shhhhhh.....  @EasyAce  wrote us off with minimal chances last year.  Maybe he will do us a favor and do the same this year.
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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2018, 03:03:25 PM »
Shhhhhh.....  @EasyAce  wrote us off with minimal chances last year.  Maybe he will do us a favor and do the same this year.
Hey, I admitted I was wrong.

Personally, I think the Astros are the team to beat in the AL West this year, too. But I think a couple of AL West teams could
make a run at them, even if those runs might not hold up all the way to the end.

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2018, 10:45:53 AM »
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On Saturday, Apr. 21, and Sunday, Apr. 22, one signature concession item from every Major League team will come together for an eating extravaganza near Bryant Park in Manhattan.
MLB FoodFest will bring all of the Majors' wildest ballpark concoctions under one roof

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that this event is not closer to home ...
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2018, 12:22:48 PM »
MLB FoodFest will bring all of the Majors' wildest ballpark concoctions under one roof

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that this event is not closer to home ...
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I got to see a game at Camden Yards in 1998 while traveling around the United States. I took a tour of the ballpark during the afternoon, then copped
a pair of tickets to see the Orioles play the Red Sox that night. My seats were in the middle of the field level boxes near third base. The concession stand
behind my section had potato knishes to die for---they were the next best thing to the knishes I ate when I was growing up in Long Beach, on Long
Island. If they still have that stand there and send some knishes to that foodfest, I might have to be glad I can't be there, because I could have had
three easy!

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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2018, 12:32:57 PM »
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I got to see a game at Camden Yards in 1998 while traveling around the United States. I took a tour of the ballpark during the afternoon, then copped a pair of tickets to see the Orioles play the Red Sox that night. My seats were in the middle of the field level boxes near third base. The concession stand behind my section had potato knishes to die for---they were the next best thing to the knishes I ate when I was growing up in Long Beach, on Long Island. If they still have that stand there and send some knishes to that foodfest, I might have to be glad I can't be there, because I could have had three easy!

Oh, man, that sounds delicious!

No knishes on the menu for the Food Festival, but it looks like there are plenty of other fantastic options:
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« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2018, 01:36:18 PM »
Oh, man, that sounds delicious!

No knishes on the menu for the Food Festival, but it looks like there are plenty of other fantastic options:
They should have thrown in Dodger Dogs!

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2018, 01:48:52 PM »
They should have thrown in Dodger Dogs!

Agreed.  I'm having a difficult time understanding the lack of DDs.  Maybe they were avoiding presenting 30 different kinds of hot dogs?
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« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2018, 02:16:38 PM »


Personally, I think the Astros are the team to beat in the AL West this year, too. But I think a couple of AL West teams could
make a run at them, even if those runs might not hold up all the way to the end.

With the addition of Gerrit Cole, we have an awesome 3 headed tandem of Verlander-Keuchel-Cole.  The back end of the roatation aren't slouches either.   Add the fact we really didn't lose any offense..........    I think we blow the ALW away prettily easily this year. (exception injuries).

I am less optimistic of winning it all again though.  I think we all realize how tough it is to repeat....   15 -20 years or so, if I recall.

A 85 game winning wild card team that is hot is about the most dangerous animal out there in October.

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« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2018, 02:41:24 PM »
Agreed.  I'm having a difficult time understanding the lack of DDs.  Maybe they were avoiding presenting 30 different kinds of hot dogs?
With all the stuff they're bringing to those tables they couldn't swing at least Dodger Dogs or Fenway Franks? OY!

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« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2018, 03:04:29 PM »
With all the stuff they're bringing to those tables they couldn't swing at least Dodger Dogs or Fenway Franks? OY!

Or a Philly cheesesteak.   :shrug:
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« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2018, 03:20:10 PM »
Or a Philly cheesesteak.   :shrug:
Jeez, you can get a Philly cheesesteak anywhere. ;)

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2018, 03:41:56 PM »
Jeez, you can get a Philly cheesesteak anywhere. ;)

Yeah, but "Wit Da Whizz?"
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2018, 03:43:00 PM »
They should have thrown in Dodger Dogs!

I can almost here Vin Scully now, " Faaarma John"

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« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2018, 03:59:56 PM »
Jeez, you can get a Philly cheesesteak anywhere. ;)

According to my Pennsylvanian college roommate, those don't count.
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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2018, 04:21:39 PM »
According to my Pennsylvanian college roommate, those don't count.

They don't.  It's like calling a taco from Taco Bell a "taco."  No it isn't, it's an insult to the food.
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« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2018, 02:48:39 PM »
A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

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March 19, 2018

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WASHINGTON — As President Trump congratulated the World Series champion Houston Astros at a White House ceremony last week, he also heaped praise on himself and congressional Republicans for passing a sweeping tax cut last year. He hailed Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the House’s chief tax writer and an Astros superfan, as “the king of those tax cuts.”

What he did not mention is that the new tax law Mr. Brady helped draft, and which Mr. Trump signed, levies a large new tax on the Astros, and similar franchises across professional sports.

The law changed a corner of the tax code that mostly applies to farmers, manufacturers and other businesses that until recently could swap certain assets like trucks and machinery tax-free. But by adding a single word to the newly written tax code — “real” — the law now allows only real estate swaps to qualify for that special treatment.

That change is meant to capture more federal revenue, in order to partly offset reductions in business and personal income tax rates. It forces manufacturers, farmers and others to pay more in capital gains taxes, if they trade an asset for something more valuable. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the change will raise $31 billion over the next decade.

It also means that the Astros and other sports franchises could now face capital gains taxes every time they exchange or trade their highly paid players.

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2018, 03:06:10 PM »
A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

Jim Tankersley
The New York Times
March 19, 2018

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I saw this and a couple of other articles about it. I'm thinking of writing about it. It sort of comes under the heading of every silver lining
has its clouds . . .

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2018, 03:16:16 PM »
@Machiavelli
I saw this and a couple of other articles about it. I'm thinking of writing about it. It sort of comes under the heading of every silver lining
has its clouds . . .

Hitting sports franchises is more of a feature than a bug, I'd say.  Trump was being a bit of a bullet-head in bragging about it to the team in a ceremony.
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« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2018, 06:36:28 PM »
Hitting sports franchises is more of a feature than a bug, I'd say.  Trump was being a bit of a bullet-head in bragging about it to the team in a ceremony.
He was also being a bullet-head signing off on a federal budget that will end up negating that portion of the tax cuts that isn't negated
by his tariffs and threatened trade war.

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« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2018, 07:18:22 PM »
He was also being a bullet-head signing off on a federal budget that will end up negating that portion of the tax cuts that isn't negated
by his tariffs and threatened trade war.

Yes, but is that a bug or a feature?  I'm in a cynical mood right now.
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« Reply #71 on: March 20, 2018, 07:31:30 PM »
Yes, but is that a bug or a feature?  I'm in a cynical mood right now.
I keep thinking, if only it were a bug . . .

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Re: BASEBALL 2018---BRING IT ON!
« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
Yay!! The 2018 baseball season has begun!!



Top 10 moments of Opening Day 2018
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« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2018, 09:32:26 AM »
Yay!! The 2018 baseball season has begun!!



Top 10 moments of Opening Day 2018

Both our teams have a 1.000 standing today.  How cool is that?
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« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2018, 09:34:53 AM »
Both our teams have a 1.000 standing today.  How cool is that?

Yes!!  Very cool, indeed!
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