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icehog3
11-03-2012, 04:05 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Tigers.jpg

shilala
11-03-2012, 04:37 PM
Detroit is tied for first in their Division. :tu

kelmac07
11-03-2012, 05:03 PM
NY Mets are in first place today!! :wo :wo

garryyjr
11-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Had to use that to start the thread.. Man I hope this moves fast!

Starscream
11-03-2012, 09:46 PM
12 season locked already? No MVP or silver slugger awards given yet. Games are over, but the season hasn't officially wrapped yet till the awards are handed out imho.

bvilchez
11-03-2012, 10:31 PM
Who wants A-Rod? Trade you for a box of BGM.

garryyjr
11-03-2012, 10:32 PM
Couldn't pay me to take him!

Chainsaw13
11-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Who wants A-Rod? Trade you for a box of BGM.

No way, BGM's are too good to give up. Maybe a Gurkha?

SvilleKid
11-03-2012, 11:38 PM
No way, BGM's are too good to give up. Maybe a Gurkha?

That's cold, Bro!!!

:r:D:noon

Starscream
11-04-2012, 12:39 AM
No way, BGM's are too good to give up. Maybe a Gurkha?

That's cold, Bro!!!

:r:D:noon

:r
Love it!

bvilchez
11-04-2012, 02:34 AM
Make it a Cremosa and he's yours!

All jokes aside though talks of him being possibly sought after by the Phillies as well now.

icehog3
11-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Had to use that to start the thread.. Man I hope this moves fast!

How many posts per page are you set for, Garry? I can head up every page for you if you like. ;)

icehog3
11-04-2012, 09:58 AM
12 season locked already? No MVP or silver slugger awards given yet. Games are over, but the season hasn't officially wrapped yet till the awards are handed out imho.

Andy, when the awards are handed out I can open 2012 back up for discussion. PM me if I forget.

Dave128
11-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Good news for the Mets:

"The Mets made a necessary administrative move on Oct. 30, exercising the 2013 contract options for third baseman David Wright and starting pitcher R.A. Dickey. In theory, Wright will make $16 million next season and Dickey will earn $5 million."

Now management needs to get to work on long-term contracts for both.

kelmac07
11-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Mets R.A. Dickey wins the NL Cy Young!! :wo :wo

Dave128
11-14-2012, 08:10 PM
:noon:wo

R.A. Dickey!!

icehog3
11-15-2012, 07:00 PM
Tigers get another piece of the puzzle yesterday signing Torii Hunter. His success versus lefties is one thing the Tigers were missing in 2012. Torii and the return of Victor Martinez is something for this Tigers fan to get excited about.

That, and Miggy's MVP! :wnr

Starscream
11-15-2012, 07:22 PM
Tigers get another piece of the puzzle yesterday signing Torii Hunter. His success versus lefties is one thing the Tigers were missing in 2012. Torii and the return of Victor Martinez is something for this Tigers fan to get excited about.

That, and Miggy's MVP! :wnr

I'm a little leary about Hunter at this point in his career, but he put up good numbers this past year and his WAR was at 5.5. If I was a GM and had the money, I'd take that gamble.

Hunter leading off, need a two hole hitter, and Miggy and Prince. Looks like a dominant top of the order.

icehog3
11-15-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm a little leary about Hunter at this point in his career, but he put up good numbers this past year and his WAR was at 5.5. If I was a GM and had the money, I'd take that gamble.

Hunter leading off, need a two hole hitter, and Miggy and Prince. Looks like a dominant top of the order.

Or lead off Jackson, and bat Torii second.

1. Austin Jackson (.300 Avg and speed)
2. Torii Hunter
3. Miguel Cabrera
4. Prince Fielder
5. Victor Martinez
6. Andy Dirks
7. Jhonny Peralta
8. Alex Avila
9. Omar Infante


I likes da looks o dat. :)

kelmac07
11-15-2012, 07:31 PM
Congrats to Cabrera & Posey.

Starscream
11-15-2012, 07:37 PM
Or lead off Jackson, and bat Torii second.

1. Austin Jackson (.300 Avg and speed)
2. Torii Hunter
3. Miguel Cabrera
4. Prince Fielder
5. Victor Martinez
6. Andy Dirks
7. Jhonny Peralta
8. Alex Avila
9. Omar Infante


I likes da looks o dat. :)
Jackson's numbers work too. In my book, the number one and two hole hitters shouldn't be much different with the exception of speed. Let the speedster leadoff and the obp hitter bat next. Sounds like the Tigers will be a run producing machine next year barring any injuries. What's next year's pitching for Detroit look like, Admiral? I know Velander will be back, but that's only once every five days. What about the pen?

icehog3
11-15-2012, 09:06 PM
The starting rotation will include Verlander, Fister and Scherzer, so I think it will be as strong as any starting 3 in baseball, Andy. The Tigers will pursue Sanchez, but that is not a given right now.

The bullpen and the infield defense will again be the Achille's Heel unless changes are made. Valverde is gone, and I am not sold on Phil Coke as a closer. Benoit scares the crap out of me too, he gives up far too many long balls to pitch set-up in close games. While the offense will set-off the defensive liabilities IMO, the bullpen will need to be addressed if the Tigers are to make the post-season and beyond again.

CRIMPS
11-16-2012, 10:28 AM
Torii Hunter will digress this coming year. .389 BABIP last season. Still, though, I would have like to have had him on my team.

Sounds like the rangers aren't going to be resigning Mike Adams because the Rangers don't sign multi-year deals to relief pitchers. Someone is going to get a stud.

icehog3
11-16-2012, 10:45 AM
Torii Hunter will digress this coming year. .389 BABIP last season. Still, though, I would have like to have had him on my team.

Sounds like the rangers aren't going to be resigning Mike Adams because the Rangers don't sign multi-year deals to relief pitchers. Someone is going to get a stud.

Hunter will still be an upgrade over Boesch and Berry. :2

Maybe the Rangers would like Berry for Adams? :noon

shilala
11-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Posey and Cabrera. All is right with the world. :tu

CRIMPS
11-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Maybe the Rangers would like Miggy for Adams? :noon

Fixed it for you. And... we accept. :r

icehog3
11-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Fixed it for you. And... we accept. :r

Throw in Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Ian Kinsler, Micahel Young, Nelson Cruz, and we will toss in Joquin Benoit. ;)

VersionX
11-16-2012, 05:15 PM
Did anyone see the one writer who gave RAUL IBANEZ a placing vote for MVP? Or the NY beat writer who left Cano off his ballot entirely but included Soriano? How do these people have jobs in sports?

VersionX
11-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Tommy Hanson dealt to the Angels for Jordan Walden today. That ATL bullpen is going to be STACKED.

kelmac07
11-30-2012, 04:46 PM
Wright is locked up for 7 more years. :tu :tu

VersionX
11-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Wright is locked up for 7 more years. :tu :tu

At kind of a bargain rate, too, considering the money all the other top stars are getting.

CRIMPS
11-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Tommy Hanson dealt to the Angels for Jordan Walden today. That ATL bullpen is going to be STACKED.

Angels are reeling. Tommy Hanson's numbers are only going to continue to go down.

CRIMPS
11-30-2012, 05:04 PM
At kind of a bargain rate, too, considering the money all the other top stars are getting.

Doesn't that contract match up to his age year 32 through 38? I always struggle with this. To me, paying a 38 year old ~$17MM is NOT a bargain usually. That being said, I understand locking up your franchise player.

VersionX
11-30-2012, 06:15 PM
Supposedly the health of Hanson's shoulder is in serious question. That's the reason for the low-sell out of Atlanta

And I think that's right about Wright's deal, but considering what guys like Pujols, Votto, Fielder and all those other guys have gotten in terms of "career" deals/extensions, Wright's looks modest by comparison.

jonumberone
11-30-2012, 06:24 PM
Pujols, Votto, Fielder and all those other guys have gotten in terms of "career" deals/extensions, Wright's looks modest by comparison.

Wright isn't the same caliber player as those you mentioned, thus his contract shouldn't be of the same caliber, either. :2

Bleez
11-30-2012, 09:36 PM
BJ Upton in, Hanson out? Sounds ok to me. I did favor the redhead while he was in Atlanta and only wish him the best with the Angels.

VersionX
12-01-2012, 12:11 PM
Wright isn't the same caliber player as those you mentioned, thus his contract shouldn't be of the same caliber, either. :2

True. But he is the Mets' franchise, realistically. As a Phillies fan, if you told me I could have David Wright for that contract, I'd be very pleased.

icehog3
12-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Tigers took Anibal Sanchez out of the clutches of the Cubs. They overpaid for him, but with a starting 4 of Verlander, Scherzer, Fister and Sanchez, I'm a pretty content Detroit fan.

qwerty1500
12-15-2012, 07:52 PM
Tigers took Anibal Sanchez out of the clutches of the Cubs.

Hated to hear that .... :D

icehog3
12-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Hated to hear that .... :D

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Tigers.jpg

icehog3
03-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. A vesting option for an eighth year could push the deal to $202 million.

:wo :wnr

garryyjr
03-31-2013, 09:38 PM
Opening day. Houston putting on a good beating right now.

icehog3
03-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Houston still has a team? :confused: :lr

mahtofire14
04-01-2013, 04:12 AM
Opening day for the Twins today. I'm excited for the season even though we'll probably lose close to 90 games. Plenty of offense but no pitching for the third straight year. Going to have some softball scores this year. It'll at least give me plenty of goods for my Twins blog. Baseball is back, and all is right with the world again. :noon

jonumberone
04-01-2013, 05:20 AM
There's something special about opening day.
Even if your team is "predicted" to finish dead last, the day is still filled with promise.
I'm real excited this year, as almost everyone is predicting the demise of the Yanks.
To quote the immortal Lou Brown - "I'd like to hang around and see if we can give 'em all a nice big $hit burger to eat."
Opening day, truly one of the best days of the year! :tu

Subvet642
04-01-2013, 05:25 AM
Hey Dom, with two wild cards, maybe we'll both get in.

kelmac07
04-01-2013, 06:51 AM
Mets are still in first place...at least til 4:00pm. :D Gonna enjoy it while I can.

garryyjr
04-01-2013, 07:32 AM
After last season and a strong finish by the A's.. Very excited for it to start tonight.

Waiting to see how Cespesdes does after a full season in the American League.

dman4505
04-01-2013, 08:21 AM
Mets are still in first place...at least til 4:00pm. :D Gonna enjoy it while I can.

So are the Cubs....ha ha ha ha

Don't think we'll be hearing "Cubs Win, Cubs Win!!" a whole lot this year.
Oh well there's always next year. Crap I was suppose to wait till August to say that.

Don

icehog3
04-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Tigers look great on paper....time to be great on the field.

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Opening Day in Chicago:D Sale takes the bump for us.
http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/chris-sale-72912.jpg

Sit back, relax and strap it down, WHITE SOX BASEBALL:noon:noon:noon

icehog3
04-01-2013, 11:56 AM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Verlander2.jpg

garryyjr
04-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Get ready for plenty of these!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/Coco_jpg_630x426_q85-x-wide-community_zpsdcd9ccde.jpg

LET'S GO OAKLAND!

icehog3
04-01-2013, 03:29 PM
Cabrera and Fielder each get an RBI in their first ABs of the season. :)

kelmac07
04-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Mets take down the Padres 11-2 in the season opener. :wo :wo :wo With our offense, I thought it would take two weeks to score 11 runs. :r :r Savoring this one!!

AdamJoshua
04-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Yah but you are talking about the Padres, it's like being up the slow kid on the playground then bragging about it :r :r

kelmac07
04-01-2013, 04:41 PM
Yah but you are talking about the Padres, it's like being up the slow kid on the playground then bragging about it :r :r

With our pitching staff and minor league outfield...I could care less if this win was against Chico's Bail Bond Bears...we won our home opener!! :tu :tu

AdamJoshua
04-01-2013, 04:54 PM
lol good point, red sox are not only undefeated they have swept the yankees this season ... so far.

dman4505
04-01-2013, 05:07 PM
Cubs Win, Cubs Win!!!!!
Anthony Rizzo hits two run shot on the first pitch he sees in the first.
Cubbies beat Pirates 3-1, should've been a shutout but Carlos Marmol about choked the big one in the ninth.

Don

AdamJoshua
04-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Love Theo while you can, before he f**ks your team and runs. :D

tsolomon
04-01-2013, 05:27 PM
The Nationals get it done at home on opening day, 2-0 over the Marlins. Bryce Harper with 2 homers and 7 innings from Strasburg. :tu

icehog3
04-01-2013, 05:51 PM
Cubs Win, Cubs Win!!!!!
Anthony Rizzo hits two run shot on the first pitch he sees in the first.
Cubbies beat Pirates 3-1, should've been a shutout but Carlos Marmol about choked the big one in the ninth.

Don

Get used to it, Don. :(

kelmac07
04-01-2013, 07:07 PM
Here you go Dom & Thomas...thought you would get a kick out of this. :r :r :r

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/7158_4856005363667_1761627012_n_zps7a9e01e3.jpg

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Mac, Dom will likely laugh, Thomas will go nuke though:r:r

kelmac07
04-01-2013, 07:11 PM
Mac, Dom will likely laugh, Thomas will go nuke though:r:r

Little payback for all the Mets ribbing they give me. :D

AdamJoshua
04-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Here you go Dom & Thomas...thought you would get a kick out of this. :r :r :r

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/7158_4856005363667_1761627012_n_zps7a9e01e3.jpg

Except Youk is a douche bag for going to play for them ...

RUNYYFan
04-01-2013, 07:39 PM
*yawn* RedSux won. Still have 161 games to go. We'll see who is on top come September 30.

Bleez
04-01-2013, 10:43 PM
Braves win! Braves win! My O/U is set at 96 wins for the Braves. Hope they give me something to watch this October.

jonumberone
04-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Here you go Dom & Thomas...thought you would get a kick out of this. :r :r

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/7158_4856005363667_1761627012_n_zps7a9e01e3.jpg

There are so many things wrong with this pic.
Anyone who has ever watched a baseball game knows Youkilis is douchebag! :D
Mac, enjoy it while it lasts! :sl

Dave128
04-02-2013, 09:18 AM
With our pitching staff and minor league outfield...I could care less if this win was against Chico's Bail Bond Bears...we won our home opener!! :tu :tu

+1 :noon

dman4505
04-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dman4505
Cubs Win, Cubs Win!!!!!
Anthony Rizzo hits two run shot on the first pitch he sees in the first.
Cubbies beat Pirates 3-1, should've been a shutout but Carlos Marmol about choked the big one in the ninth.

Don

Get used to it, Don.
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Problem is we are use to it and there ain't a pitching coach in all of baseball that can fix him. Plus I'm not sure if there's anyone with the Iowa Cubs that can replace him yet.

357
04-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Verlander got his first opening day win in 6 tries. Sounds strange but it's true. Go Tigers!

357
04-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Houston still has a team? :confused: :lr

Houston's entire payroll is less than the salary of A-Rod alone. So, technically yes but not really.

garryyjr
04-03-2013, 08:05 AM
Well, not the start I was hoping for with the A's. First two games and they have 1 run total. Bats are not doing anything for them. 6 hits between the two games as well. That part needs to wake up and help the D out.. Just a bit.

mahtofire14
04-03-2013, 02:37 PM
Twins have game No. 2 today. Have a feeling it's going to be high scoring. Kevin Correia is not impressive at all, and the offense should be better today seeing as they aren't facing Verlander.

icehog3
04-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Twins have game No. 2 today. Have a feeling it's going to be high scoring. Kevin Correia is not impressive at all, and the offense should be better today seeing as they aren't facing Verlander.

Nope. 2-1 Tigers after 7 1/2.

Benoit coming in for the bottom of the 8th, Tigers fans, fasten your seatbelts. :hn

icehog3
04-03-2013, 06:28 PM
Nope. 2-1 Tigers after 7 1/2.

Benoit coming in for the bottom of the 8th, Tigers fans, fasten your seatbelts. :hn

And the Tigers' bullpen blows it. :hn

jonumberone
04-04-2013, 05:30 AM
I try to keep a level head throughout the season, and I know it's only 2 games, but the Yanks look dreadful!
If they keep playing like this, maybe the manager will get fired! (silver lining)

mahtofire14
04-04-2013, 06:34 AM
And the Tigers' bullpen blows it. :hn

More like Austin Jackson and Andy Dierks decided to hand my favorite team a much needed win.......and I thank them for it. :noon

So much for offense. Our team is opposite of what myself and everyone else expected. That might have been Correia's best major league start.

kelmac07
04-04-2013, 06:53 AM
Mets win again...8-4 over the Padres. We're 2-0 and I gotta enjoy it while I can. :wo :wo

garryyjr
04-04-2013, 07:43 AM
A's finally get there first win of the season. Lets keep rolling now.

Dave128
04-04-2013, 10:24 AM
Met's win 2 in a row!! I'm not sure they did that all last season.....

icehog3
04-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Well, for the first time the Tigers bullpen arrived with the Tigers behind, 3-2. Then Villareal gave up 5.

Anybody with a reliever for sale? :hn

jonumberone
04-04-2013, 04:43 PM
Well, for the first time the Tigers bullpen arrived with the Tigers behind, 3-2. Then Villareal gave up 5.

Anybody with a reliever for sale? :hn

Not sure it's gonna get better anytime soon, Tom.
Reports are the Tigers are bringing Valverde back on a minor league deal.
I really expected the Tigers to reach out to the Redsox this spring and snag one of their closers.

icehog3
04-04-2013, 04:53 PM
Not sure it's gonna get better anytime soon, Tom.
Reports are the Tigers are bringing Valverde back on a minor league deal.I really expected the Tigers to reach out to the Redsox this spring and snag one of their closers.

:hn :hn :hn :hn

Hope Prince, Miggy, Vic and the Boys start scoring 9 runs a game then, Dom.

kelmac07
04-04-2013, 06:55 PM
So much for that 162-0 season. :r :r

mahtofire14
04-04-2013, 07:10 PM
:hn :hn :hn :hn

Hope Prince, Miggy, Vic and the Boys start scoring 9 runs a game then, Dom.

What a great day for a game! I'd like to thank the Tigers' bullpen for giving Minnesotan baseball fans hope for another week!
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/12F17F8C-BB6F-4853-8B21-C491B2F211FD-6562-000003478F92F5D4_zpsb154bca4.jpg?t=1365120521

Gophernut
04-04-2013, 08:35 PM
What a great day for a game! I'd like to thank the Tigers' bullpen for giving Minnesotan baseball fans hope for another week!


On pace for a 108-54 season! But realistically I'm just happy they have won a couple!

icehog3
04-04-2013, 10:15 PM
On pace for a 108-54 season! But realistically I'm just happy they have won a couple!

Trade bullpens? :r

Gophernut
04-04-2013, 11:19 PM
Trade bullpens? :r

Maybe in June, but only for the starting staffs....:banger

icehog3
04-04-2013, 11:30 PM
Maybe in June, but only for the starting staffs....:banger

Negatory. :lr

mahtofire14
04-05-2013, 06:00 AM
Trade bullpens? :r

I wonder if you'll take that back once the hitters get their timing back.....Pitchers have the upper hand early in the season. However, this first series, the pitching staff for the Twins as a whole has really surprised me.

dman4505
04-06-2013, 09:41 AM
Well, for the first time the Tigers bullpen arrived with the Tigers behind, 3-2. Then Villareal gave up 5.

Anybody with a reliever for sale? :hn

Cubs do...... Carlos "Can't find the strikezone" Marmol
ha ha ha ha

Don

icehog3
04-06-2013, 09:45 AM
Cubs do...... Carlos "Can't find the strikezone" Marmol
ha ha ha ha

Don

Sh!t, I'd take Valverde back before that. :lr

garryyjr
04-07-2013, 07:44 PM
What happened to Detroit today? I was watching the game up until the A's came on..

They even had their ace on the mound.

Genetic Defect
04-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Dodgers win!

Genetic Defect
04-07-2013, 10:02 PM
What happened to Detroit today? I was watching the game up until the A's came on..

They even had their ace on the mound.

Prince can't do everything

icehog3
04-07-2013, 11:34 PM
What happened to Detroit today? I was watching the game up until the A's came on..

They even had their ace on the mound.

I can't believe they aren't going to go 162-0.

garryyjr
04-08-2013, 07:40 AM
Prince can't do everything

True.

From the few innings I seen, Verlander didn't look as good as he normally is.

icehog3
04-08-2013, 09:14 AM
True.

From the few innings I seen, Verlander didn't look as good as he normally is.

He had one bad inning (not unusual for him early in games), then shut the Yankees down for the rest of his day. Tigers bats just couldn't give him enough help, Garry.

garryyjr
04-08-2013, 09:18 AM
Hard to win a game or even put up a fight when the bats are silent.

icehog3
04-08-2013, 11:48 AM
Hard to win a game or even put up a fight when the bats are silent.

I'm hoping they are loud a lot more than silent this season....they will need to be, considering the bulk of Detroit's bullpen is questionable.

garryyjr
04-10-2013, 02:02 PM
What a exciting game for the A's last night.. Up 3-0, then 4-1, then down 4-5, then end up winning 9-4.

Great game. 6 winning streak now! WOO HOO!! :chr

icehog3
04-10-2013, 02:09 PM
Tigers bats were a bit more alive yesterday, Cabrera and Fielder 2 and 4 in AL RBIs. That keeps up and they should rise to the top of the division quickly.

Bleez
04-10-2013, 09:31 PM
Braves are 8-1. Justin Upton and Evan Gattis are on FIRE! Long season.

garryyjr
04-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Tom, Your Tigers come to Oakland starting tomorrow.. Care to make a wager of a 5er.. Who takes the 3 game series..?

-(P :ss :fu

icehog3
04-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Tom, Your Tigers come to Oakland starting tomorrow.. Care to make a wager of a 5er.. Who takes the 3 game series..?

-(P :ss :fu

For fun, why not, Garry? NC, CC, what would you like to do?

mahtofire14
04-12-2013, 02:13 AM
Carlos Quentin knocks Zack Greinke out with a broking collarbone after charging the mound. Says he was throwing at him. Quentin is a huge D-bag and always has been. He stands two inches off of the plate and is always diving into the pitch. Also, it was a 2-1 game and it was a 3-2 count.

I don't even like Greinke but Quentin is a washed up, former steroid tiger that just wanted his name in the news again. Apparently Matt Kemp went after Quentin in the parking lot after the game as well. Mattingly had a great quote saying that Quentin shouldn't play another game until Greinke pitches another game....Too bad that won't be the case.

jonumberone
04-12-2013, 06:52 AM
Tough break for the Dodgers.

How's the weather in MN?
Sports radio is buzzing here about the Mets getting snowed out tonight!

garryyjr
04-12-2013, 07:44 AM
For fun, why not, Garry? NC, CC, what would you like to do?

NC, as I own no CC. I know we did this during the playoffs last year and you won.. I want a rematch.:gary

garryyjr
04-12-2013, 07:45 AM
Oh, and about his broken collar bone.. I know they bashed shoulders.. But it didn't look that bad.. Maybe it happened during the dog pile?

icehog3
04-12-2013, 09:15 AM
NC, as I own no CC. I know we did this during the playoffs last year and you won.. I want a rematch.:gary

Deal, Good Luck Brother. :tu

garryyjr
04-12-2013, 09:17 AM
Sweet.. I wish I would be able to watch them.. I have some plans tonight.. and will be busy this weekend. Good thing I bought the MLB TV.. got the app on my phone to keep me posted..

icehog3
04-12-2013, 09:24 AM
Sweet.. I wish I would be able to watch them.. I have some plans tonight.. and will be busy this weekend. Good thing I bought the MLB TV.. got the app on my phone to keep me posted..

No need.

Double Jackson
Single Hunter
Double Cabrera
Home Run Fielder
5 straight outs
Repeat 4 times

Starting pitcher 5 good innings
Bullpen 4 innings of a tightrope act

garryyjr
04-12-2013, 09:44 AM
No need.

Double Jackson
Single Hunter
Double Cabrera
Home Run Fielder
5 straight outs
Repeat 4 times

Starting pitcher 5 good innings
Bullpen 4 innings of a tightrope act

Really? Is this how it has been so far? :confused:

icehog3
04-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Really? Is this how it has been so far? :confused:

Most games. :r

garryyjr
04-13-2013, 01:18 AM
What a game Tom! Such a upper and downer.. 1 more for me to win our deal!

mahtofire14
04-13-2013, 03:59 AM
Tough break for the Dodgers.

How's the weather in MN?
Sports radio is buzzing here about the Mets getting snowed out tonight!

Wish it would've gotten snowed out. God awful pounding by your team...

jonumberone
04-13-2013, 07:13 AM
Wish it would've gotten snowed out. God awful pounding by your team...

I just asked how the weather was.
That's no reason to insult me! :D

kelmac07
04-13-2013, 07:37 AM
Maybe we need to play in the cold all the time. Put a whopping on the Twins yesterday 16-5. Wright, Murphy, and Buck each had 4 RBIs...and Buck hits another HR (Grand Slam)...did not see that coming at all. At 6-4 right now...I certainly thought we'd be where the Marlins are at 1-9. :D

icehog3
04-13-2013, 10:35 AM
What a game Tom! Such a upper and downer.. 1 more for me to win our deal!

Doesn't get much closer than that, congrats.

Tigers need to win 2 in a row in Oakland, no easy task. Hope Verlander can pull off one today. Otherwise, Gurkhas are ready to fly. :)

The Poet
04-13-2013, 11:41 AM
Yankees turn your typical routine 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play last night against the Os. :r

icehog3
04-13-2013, 11:49 AM
I prefer the 867-5309. ;)

The Poet
04-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Rikki, don't lose that number.

icehog3
04-13-2013, 02:04 PM
One is the lonliest number that you'll ever do....

BHalbrooks
04-13-2013, 02:53 PM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r232/22938/anigif_enhanced-buzz-4581-1365449903-13_zpsd1078a6b.gif (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/22938/media/anigif_enhanced-buzz-4581-1365449903-13_zpsd1078a6b.gif.html)

mahtofire14
04-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Love that!

icehog3
04-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Doesn't get much closer than that, congrats.

Tigers need to win 2 in a row in Oakland, no easy task. Hope Verlander can pull off one today. Otherwise, Gurkhas are ready to fly. :)

Verlander gets 'er done, all even Garry. Hoping Sanchez can help me keep these Gurkhas with Daddy tomorrow. ;)

icehog3
04-13-2013, 11:55 PM
Garry, I see you logged on after the A's game....where was the :woing today?

;) ;s :r

garryyjr
04-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Told you I was busy. I caught it in the 5th inning.

They did not hit at all. I'm convinced Verlander pays the umpires off. This umpire was inconsistent.

Again, no excuse for a loss. A's need to jump out early and hard tomorrow.

icehog3
04-14-2013, 08:37 AM
I was just ribbing you, Garry, saw you had been on around 7:30. ;)

I could wish the A's good luck today, but I wouldn't mean it. :lr

icehog3
04-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Tigers pitching actually showed up for 9 full innings....bats too.

Sorry, Garry....yuo need to stop betting with me. :)

garryyjr
04-15-2013, 08:26 AM
Tigers pitching actually showed up for 9 full innings....bats too.

Sorry, Garry....yuo need to stop betting with me. :)

From the score, I am kinda glad I wasn't able to watch yesterday's game.:sl

Go ahead and PM me your addy and I will get them out this week.

And for the betting.. I thought we had a chance.. Never will I stop.. That means I don't believe in my team.

It was fun.

icehog3
04-15-2013, 08:49 AM
Thanks Garry, it was fun.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Journey.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/Journey.jpg.html)

garryyjr
04-15-2013, 09:17 AM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r232/22938/anigif_enhanced-buzz-4581-1365449903-13_zpsd1078a6b.gif (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/22938/media/anigif_enhanced-buzz-4581-1365449903-13_zpsd1078a6b.gif.html)

I seen that elsewhere.. Someone said, Nice move goldberg. Made me laugh.

jonumberone
04-19-2013, 03:07 PM
As much as I hate to say it, tonight's Met game is a must watch!
Harvey Vs. Strasburg.
Should be fun to watch these young kids deal.

kelmac07
04-19-2013, 04:59 PM
As much as I hate to say it, tonight's Met game is a must watch!
Harvey Vs. Strasburg.
Should be fun to watch these young kids deal.

Agreed!!

kelmac07
04-19-2013, 09:23 PM
As much as I hate to say it, tonight's Met game is a must watch!
Harvey Vs. Strasburg.
Should be fun to watch these young kids deal.

The match-up of Harvey vs Strasburg really never developed. Mets beats the Nats 7-1. Harvey pitched 7 strong innings and only giving up one run...to improve to 4-0. Can you say R.A. who?? :r :r Davis and Duda...the DD Boys each hit two HRs.

The Poet
04-20-2013, 01:04 PM
OK, so what about that play in the 8th of the Brewers/Cubs game last night. Jean Segura steals second successfully, then steals FIRST successfully, and THEN is caught stealing second!

"WTF??", you ask? Well, it happened. :r:r

kelmac07
04-20-2013, 02:08 PM
OK, so what about that play in the 8th of the Brewers/Cubs game last night. Jean Segura steals second successfully, then steals FIRST successfully, and THEN is caught stealing second!

"WTF??", you ask? Well, it happened. :r:r

Saw that Thomas. WTF??? First time I've ever seen someone steal second, and THEN steal first. Umps blew that one. :D

jonumberone
04-21-2013, 07:46 AM
OK, so what about that play in the 8th of the Brewers/Cubs game last night. Jean Segura steals second successfully, then steals FIRST successfully, and THEN is caught stealing second!

"WTF??", you ask? Well, it happened. :r:r

Definitely one of the stranger plays I've seen.
I feel like there have been a ton of odd plays and happenings this year.
The Yanks 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play, and the whole Zach Greinke incident comes to mind.

icehog3
04-21-2013, 11:07 AM
Porcello gives up 9 runs before 3 outs in the first, and the Tigers are out of it before going through their order once.

Through 17 games:

Jackson .316
Hunter .400
Cabrera .347 18 RBI
Fielder .328 19 RBI

and the rest of the team (besides Peralta) can't hit a lick. Feels a lot like last year already. Well, they won the AL Championship, so I guess that's not all bad. :r

mahtofire14
04-21-2013, 04:39 PM
Twins sweep a rain shortened, two game series with the ChiSox. Pitching has surprised the hell out of me this year and our bullpen has been great. Above .500 again. I think last year we were above .500 for about 3 games. Fun start to the season. Hope they can keep it going.

mahtofire14
04-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Twins going for six straight tonight against the poor Marlins. Can't believe this start of the season for us. After all the terrible teams I usually get to watch around here this has been a great surprise!

icehog3
04-25-2013, 01:07 AM
Tigers buy out Jose Valverde's Single A contract, bring him up to the Big Club, and he gets a 1-2-3 9th inning save.

I should be happy, but I am more nervous than happy right now. :lr

jonumberone
04-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Tigers buy out Jose Valverde's Single A contract, bring him up to the Big Club, and he gets a 1-2-3 9th inning save.

I should be happy, but I am more nervous than happy right now. :lr

The Tiger's bullpen must be as bad as you say, Tom.
Did anybody ask Miggy if he knows how to pitch? :D

garryyjr
04-25-2013, 07:32 AM
Tigers buy out Jose Valverde's Single A contract, bring him up to the Big Club, and he gets a 1-2-3 9th inning save.

I should be happy, but I am more nervous than happy right now. :lr

Curious to see how he bounces back.. Does he have a chip on his shoulder and just power through, or will he fall apart... again.

icehog3
04-25-2013, 09:23 AM
Curious to see how he bounces back.. Does he have a chip on his shoulder and just power through, or will he fall apart... again.

Yup...is he 2011 Valverde, or 2012 Valverde?

icehog3
04-25-2013, 04:28 PM
OK, after watching Phil Coke and Darin Downs implode today, bring on Valverde. :tu

icehog3
04-27-2013, 01:06 AM
Anibal Sanchez sets a Tigers record with 17 strikeouts in 8 shutout innings.....10-0 win over Atlanta. He's a good one. ;)

mahtofire14
04-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Went to the Twins game today and got to hang out on the field before the game. Pretty cool. Had a good time on a day that finally felt like Spring.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377355_710362702231_668572823_n.jpg

Mattso3000
04-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Awesome, Pete. Got to see a good game too. :banger

shilala
04-28-2013, 02:55 PM
Anibal Sanchez sets a Tigers record with 17 strikeouts in 8 shutout innings.....10-0 win over Atlanta. He's a good one. ;)
They didn't let him finish it? What happened, brother?

icehog3
04-28-2013, 03:33 PM
They didn't let him finish it? What happened, brother?

He was at 121 pitches after 8, Leyland didn't want to burn him out for his next start, as he has been the Ace so far, Scott.

Fister on the mound tonight as the Tigers go for the sweep on ESPN.

icehog3
04-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Fister on the mound tonight as the Tigers go for the sweep on ESPN.

Sweeeeeeeeeeep. :)

mahtofire14
04-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Alright Tom....Round two between the Motor City Kitties and the Twinkies this year. I like your club's chances going against Pelfrey even though he pitched his only quality start of the year against the Tigers. Hope my team will overcome his long shot quality start.

mahtofire14
04-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Can't throw a fastball right down the middle to Willingham Mr. Scherzer.....1-0 Twins.

icehog3
04-29-2013, 06:31 PM
I would say good luck, Pete, but I wouldn't mean it. :r

I am actually much more interested right now in the clashing of our favorite hockey teams. :D

mahtofire14
04-29-2013, 09:19 PM
I would be too but am a slightly bigger ball fan and I think the Twins have a better chance of winning than the Wild unfortunately.

icehog3
04-29-2013, 10:23 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Prince3.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/Prince3.jpg.html)

Sorry Pete. Big dinger for the Prince.

garryyjr
04-30-2013, 07:56 AM
19 innings.. A's pull it off!

kelmac07
04-30-2013, 11:11 AM
15 innings...Mets didn't. :bh :bh

jonumberone
05-01-2013, 07:00 AM
19 innings.. A's pull it off!

15 innings...Mets didn't. :bh

:r:r:r

Seriously made me chuckle, Mac! :D

kelmac07
05-01-2013, 11:14 AM
:r:r:r

Seriously made me chuckle, Mac! :D

I can only chuckle Dom...this season is going to be extremely long for me. Gotta keep laughing!! :D

garryyjr
05-05-2013, 04:36 PM
A's take the series from the Yankees in N.Y.
Nice game guys!

garryyjr
05-09-2013, 08:15 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/947112_364321147002088_1365364128_n_zpse743133f.jp g (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/niSssEanR/media/947112_364321147002088_1365364128_n_zpse743133f.jp g.html)

icehog3
05-10-2013, 12:53 AM
Prnce can have all the cake he wants if he keeps knocikng 'em out and knocking 'em in. ;)

garryyjr
05-10-2013, 07:55 AM
Prnce can have all the cake he wants if he keeps knocikng 'em out and knocking 'em in. ;)

True.. Can't argue that.

icehog3
05-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Son, anything good I said about Valverde yesterday, just forget it. :hn

kelmac07
05-12-2013, 03:19 PM
Valverde strikes again!!

icehog3
05-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Valverde strikes again!!

At least it's not the playoffs this time, Mac.

If they bring in Benoit, I am driving to Motown to shoot someone. ;)

kelmac07
05-12-2013, 03:35 PM
At least it's not the playoffs this time, Mac.

If they bring in Benoit, I am driving to Motown to shoot someone. ;)

Tom, at least your Tigers have a winning record. My Mets look like Chicos Bail Bonds. :bh :bh

icehog3
05-12-2013, 03:49 PM
Tom, at least your Tigers have a winning record. My Mets look like Chicos Bail Bonds. :bh :bh

I hear ya...but another loss on the bullpen in the 9th and 10th today, I would think the bullpen is responsible for 12 out of 15 losses so far.

357
05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Son, anything good I said about Valverde yesterday, just forget it. :hn

Ditto.

357
05-13-2013, 03:44 PM
I hear ya...but another loss on the bullpen in the 9th and 10th today, I would think the bullpen is responsible for 12 out of 15 losses so far.

Ouch, I didn't know it was that bad Tom. I still can't believe the Tigers named Rondon their closer in what January?

dman4505
05-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Watch out Cubbies on a hot streak they've won 3 in a row. If they keep this up they might climb out of the basement.

Don

icehog3
05-14-2013, 09:10 AM
It's really sad, how little it takes to make a Cubs fan happy, Don....

"We're Number 4! We're Number 4!!" :lr

357
05-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Tom, as a Lion's fan I can feel his pain.

dman4505
05-14-2013, 02:38 PM
It's really sad, how little it takes to make a Cubs fan happy, Don....

"We're Number 4! We're Number 4!!" :lr

Ain't that the truth, such a sad lot we are but what the heck somebody has to cheer for them.

:noon

Looking forward to Hawks vs. Red Wings series should be a good one

icehog3
05-14-2013, 03:24 PM
Looking forward to Hawks vs. Red Wings series should be a good one

For the Hawks, anyway. ;) :lr

dman4505
05-14-2013, 08:06 PM
That's what I'm hoping, would be nice if they could pull off a sweep but I got feeling it's going 6

Don

kelmac07
05-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Mets offense has been non existent...guess they figured it was time to match the pitching staff. :bh :bh

garryyjr
05-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Verlander.. Why can't he pitch like that when he plays the A's?

icehog3
05-17-2013, 11:07 AM
Verlander.. Why can't he pitch like that when he plays the A's?

Because I never lose a bet? :lr

garryyjr
05-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Because I never lose a bet? :lr

Yea, yea..

They meet again in August for a 4 game series.. In Detroit.

icehog3
05-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Yea, yea..

They meet again in August for a 4 game series.. In Detroit.

I feel my humidor getting fatter already..... ;) :lr

garryyjr
05-17-2013, 10:07 PM
LOL.. I on for a bet.. The more I do the better my odds get that I can win one.

icehog3
05-17-2013, 10:08 PM
LOL.. I on for a bet.. The more I do the better my odds get that I can win one.

Yes. That is what I was thinking...


Mwahaha. :)

garryyjr
05-19-2013, 11:19 AM
OUCH! Andrus had good game.

Milone, for the A's, rough start but pulls it off and bats semi wake up to help out.

357
05-22-2013, 11:58 AM
I feel my humidor getting fatter already..... ;) :lr

:r

& Go Tigers!

kelmac07
05-22-2013, 12:24 PM
Mets aren't in the cellar.........YET!!!

garryyjr
05-22-2013, 12:48 PM
:r

& Go Tigers!

Shut up!

357
05-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Mets aren't in the cellar.........YET!!!

Mac, you sound like a Detroit Lion's fan.

;s

icehog3
05-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Great interview.... :D

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/yahoo-sports-minute/munenori-kawasaki-interview-classic-074827571.html

357
05-28-2013, 12:12 PM
Great interview.... :D

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/yahoo-sports-minute/munenori-kawasaki-interview-classic-074827571.html

I think I'd feel like he does. What a thrill it would be to make it to the bigs. :D

icehog3
05-31-2013, 09:09 PM
F***ing Valverde blows another one. :mad: :hn

VersionX
05-31-2013, 10:20 PM
Dom Brown cracks two more bombs tonight in the Phils loss, bringing his season total to 15. Post-hype prospect looks ready to become what the scouts all thought!

357
06-03-2013, 02:06 PM
F***ing Valverde blows another one. :mad: :hn

If he keeps it up the price will double to acquire a real closer prior to the deadline.

VersionX
06-04-2013, 03:15 AM
If he keeps it up the price will double to acquire a real closer prior to the deadline.

Give Rondon the job.

Orrr you could always trade Castellanos + more to the Phils for Papelbon. Yes, I rather like that, as a Phils fan :)

357
06-05-2013, 01:25 PM
Give Rondon the job.

Orrr you could always trade Castellanos + more to the Phils for Papelbon. Yes, I rather like that, as a Phils fan :)

Rondon couldn't throw strikes. Seems he's doing better now but annointing a rook who's never thrown a pitch in the bigs, way back in December, as your 2013 closer was not a good idea.

Glad the Tig's put a butt-kickin on the Rays yesterday. They won 10-1 AND STILL left 11 men on base. They have to lead the bigs in LOB. :rolleyes:

icehog3
06-08-2013, 12:58 AM
Tigers hang on to win despite Valverde trying to give away another one with 2 homers in the 9th. My Kingdom for a closer......

garryyjr
06-08-2013, 09:54 AM
A's are pulling strong. Took the AL West last night.. See if they can hold that for a while now!

357
06-12-2013, 04:19 PM
Valverde bites again. Gave up a 2 run homer in bot of the 9th erasing a 2-0 lead. KC was down to their last out. :fl

icehog3
06-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Detroit's bullpen sucks and blows.

garryyjr
06-13-2013, 08:10 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/niSssEanR/media/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg .html)

icehog3
06-13-2013, 09:29 AM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/Bash_zps99120e38.png (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/Bash_zps99120e38.png.html)

garryyjr
06-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Got to have a pitcher stick it out with those sluggers.

VersionX
06-13-2013, 06:35 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/niSssEanR/media/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg .html)

Bahahhaa oh man, I love this so much

Coach Deg
06-13-2013, 07:36 PM
Watching Rays Royals on tv. Rays tv guys just said KC management invited all player's and travel personnel's dads on the 7 game road trip through StPete and Cleve.

That is a real classy move!!!

kelmac07
06-14-2013, 04:46 PM
You are throwing at peoples heads and only miss two starts?? This is a JOKE!! Major League Baseball needs to get their heads out of their a$$es!!!

D-backs: Ian Kennedy 10-game suspension
Eric Hinske 5-game suspension
Krik Gibson 1-game suspension
Miguel Montero Fined
Gerardo Parra Fined

Dodgers: J.P. Howell 2-game suspension
Skip Schumaker 2-game suspension
Mark McGwire 2-game suspension
Don Mattingly 1-game suspension
Ronald Belisario 1-game suspension
Zack Greinke Fined
Yasiel Puig Fined

garryyjr
07-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Tom, I know there is a bit over a month, but A's are in Detroit for the end of August, for a 4 game series. 5er on line for who takes the series?

icehog3
07-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Tom, I know there is a bit over a month, but A's are in Detroit for the end of August, for a 4 game series. 5er on line for who takes the series?

Although the Tigers have been a disappointment so far, it would be unfair for me not to give you a chance to win some cigars back..,.Deal. :)

shilala
07-08-2013, 12:01 PM
If the Pirates aren't careful, they're gonna make it mathematically impossible to lose 100 games this year.

garryyjr
07-09-2013, 08:14 AM
I wish I was able to watch last nights A's/Pirates game. Sure seemed like a good one.

shilala
07-10-2013, 10:55 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/niSssEanR/media/10576_376249152475954_1856738895_n_zps78a64ecf.jpg .html)
That is the funniest sh1t I have seen in a long time. :tu

shilala
07-10-2013, 11:02 AM
Big night for Alex Rios of the White Sox last night.
6 for 6 with a triple, a run, 2 rbi's, and 2 stolen bases.
That, my boys, is a good night's work. :tu

I believe it was the first time anyone ever got 4 hits off of Justin Verlander in a game, as well. I think I heard that on the tv awhile ago, but I'm not sure. Also not sure what happened to Justin last night, but Detroit's bullpen did exactly what it always does. *shakes head in dismay*

icehog3
07-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Tigers. Bullpen. Sucks.


That is all. :hn

kelmac07
07-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Tigers. Bullpen. Sucks.


That is all. :hn

I feel your pain Tom. At least your Tigers will still the Division. Can't say the same about my Mets. :al

shilala
07-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Tigers. Bullpen. Sucks.


That is all. :hn
They did last year, too.
I can't believe they have no SP prospects that they could bring up to do closing work.
I know you don't want to wreck a kid by going cold and short, but they have to have a few guys with enough junk to get by without throwing all heat.
It's not like they have to do much to be better than what Detroit has right now. Even a different look would baffle opponents for a couple months.
I can only imagine the tapestry of obscenity that spews from Leland's head every time he goes to the bullpen. :lr

shilala
07-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Jeter got himself a hit in his very first at bat coming back from the DH, ended up becoming a run.
It hit the front of the plate and slow-rolled up to 3rd and Renteria couldn't handle it. He'd probably not have made the throw in time even if the one-hander came off cleanly.

Like the Yankees or no, he's as great a ball player as has played the game. Gotta love him.

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-12-2013, 09:47 PM
Sox acquire Brandon Jacobs for Matt Thornton. yippie I guess:gary

garryyjr
07-12-2013, 10:04 PM
Thank you Tigers for taking down the Rangers... Now A's need to win!

garryyjr
07-16-2013, 12:14 AM
How about the HR Derby? I only seen the highlights. I only wanted to watch it to see Cespesdes, since I am a A's fan.

kelmac07
07-16-2013, 05:49 AM
Cespesdes put on a show last night. :tu :tu He's been here two years and can't speak a word of English? :confused:

garryyjr
07-16-2013, 08:13 AM
Cespesdes put on a show last night. :tu :tu He's been here two years and can't speak a word of English? :confused:

I know he can. He has joked with his teammates.

shilala
07-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Did you guys notice that when the guys doing the interviewing asked the 2 cuban players about their homeland, coming here, and what it meant, both players completely ignored the question?
That, my boys, is a sound fear of their homeland. Good policy, too. What could they say? It's way better here and Cuba sucks, or vice versa? It made me wonder why the sports geeks insist on throwing the question at them, and it's a good reason why Cespedas doesn't do interviews.
He put on a heck of a show, that kid just reeks of power. :tu

jonumberone
07-17-2013, 06:01 AM
Hey Tom, it's a good thing the Tigers don't have a bullpen, because Leyland has no idea how to manage one. ;)
You have the greatest closer of all time, and you go to him in the 8th?
I understand his reasoning, and I understand he's used to 3 run leads evaporating with his pen, but there's something about seeing Rivera in the 9th that just feels right.

It was a wonderful scene at Citi Field last night.
I had wondered if Enter Sandman would play.
Kudos to the Mets and their fans last night for allowing that moment to happen.
It was nice to see all the top players in the game pay homage to Mo, and let him have the field to himself.
I do think giving him the MVP was a bit superfluous.
When they gave it to Ripkin Jr in the same scenario, he had the decency to hit a homerun.
As I mentioned, Mo didn't get the save.

The one thing Baseball does better than all the other sports is give you dramatic moments.
The slower pace of the sport, which most of it's critic's detest, is exactly what leads to the drama.
It is unmatched in its ability to slow down the moment, freeze time, and have you hang on every pitch.
Because of that, I feel the ovations last a little bit longer in Baseball.

Over the years, the All Star game has lost most of it's luster for me, but I was into last night's game.
Not solely for Mo, but for Harvey too.
From a NY perspective, you have the youngster starting the game, and the old man finishing it (almost).
That kind of story is easy to watch.

kelmac07
07-17-2013, 06:14 AM
Twice in a month that I agree with Dom. WTF??? Didn't at all understand why Leyland put Mo in during the 8th? :confused:

Dave128
07-17-2013, 09:10 AM
I fell asleep and didn't see the last few innings. That really is shitty what happened to Mo. He most certainly should have been given the ball in the ninth. He deserves it being one of, if not the, best closers the game has ever seen.

icehog3
07-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Stuff like that is why I don't watch the All Star Game, Dom. ;)

Dave128
07-17-2013, 10:55 AM
Not sure how true this is, but heard that the reason Leyland (in his own words I think) used Mo in the 8th: He was afraid that, if the NL scored any runs in the 8th to take the lead, he wouldn't have had the opportunity to use Mo to close.

roro16
07-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Went to a Braves game on the 28th of June to watch them retire Chipper Jones number...had a great time with the wife and took a few pretty good pics..check em out when you get a chance!!

http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/RoRo082402/slideshow/Braves%20Game

garryyjr
07-18-2013, 08:35 AM
Some awesome pictures there Royln

shilala
07-18-2013, 10:22 AM
I agreed totally with having Mo throw in the 8th.
It made complete sense. A lesser manager, or one who hasn't been screwed time and again by his bullpen in every way imaginable, may not have even seen the possibility of losing the lead in the 8th and not throwing to the NL in the 9th.

Imagine the horror had he not used Mo and then lost the lead and didn't get to pitch to the NL in the 9th? Everyone in the world would have called him every name in the book, cursed his birth, and crucified him in the media. "Mo's last All-Star game" was literally why I watched the whole thing. I couldn't imagine not seeing him.
There's no doubt at all that Leyland did the right thing. None.

shilala
07-19-2013, 10:00 AM
What is the ballpark with the ramped up earth in center field?
I've never seen it before or never noticed it. I saw a replay where someone made a catch running up that ramp and thought "Are you kidding me? That'd take you right out by the knees."
The guy made the play right at the very short center field wall.

jonumberone
07-19-2013, 10:04 AM
That's Minute Maid Park in Houston, Scott.
I never understood it either, but I heard it was an homage to something, just can't remember.

Edit: Apparently it has a name. Tal's Hill

From Wikipedia

In contrast to the ease of hitting a home run to the Crawford Boxes, it is quite difficult to hit a ball out in center field, as the dead-center wall is 436 ft (133 m) from home plate. Fielding is a challenge there as well, due to the 90-foot (27 m) wide center field incline known as Tal's Hill, for former team president Tal Smith, an element taken from Crosley Field and other historic ballparks (in a bit of gallows humor, the hill is also known as the "Grassy Knoll"), and the flagpole in play, an element taken from Yankee Stadium before its remodeling in the mid-'70s and Tiger Stadium among others. Milwaukee Brewers player Richie Sexson once hit a ball off the flagpole. There was a mark there until the 2011 season, when the pole was repainted.

Coach Deg
07-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Braun suspended the rest of the year.

AdamJoshua
07-22-2013, 05:26 PM
Braun, an outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, admitted to wrongdoing and apologized in a statement for his actions, saying "I am not perfect."

Look at his numbers last year compared to this, can't wait till they bust Davis ...

The first of many, when you think about all the "star" players they are talking about suspending it's pretty shocking, hell 5 of them played for the Yankees last year :r

kelmac07
07-22-2013, 06:21 PM
I really feel for the Brewers fans that stood beside him. What a joke he turned out to be.

icehog3
07-22-2013, 07:08 PM
I really feel for the Brewers fans that stood beside him. What a joke he turned out to be.

Funny thing is, a lot of the Brewers fans I know never liked Braun, Mac.

King James
07-22-2013, 08:50 PM
Funny thing is, a lot of the Brewers fans I know never liked Braun, Mac.

Like me :D

icehog3
07-22-2013, 11:52 PM
Like me :D

You were my first thought when I read this.

King James
07-23-2013, 09:54 AM
This article explains pretty well why he is such a POS:
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2013/07/dino_laurenzi_jr_ryan_braun_yes_the_brewers_star_i s_a_drug_cheat_but_there.html

"If you test positive and get suspended, then it’s standard procedure to explain away your absence from the field by passing the blame to someone else. If you test positive and don’t get suspended, then you should accept your good fortune and keep your mouth shut. Instead, Braun decided to run up the scoreboard on his ill-gotten victory"

shilala
07-23-2013, 11:17 AM
This is costing Braun 3.5M. I wish he'd go back to lying, I just had to dump him off my fantasy roster.
It was as good a time as any to take a suspension. His thumb is nagging and the Brewers aren't going anywhere.
I think 3.5M and 65 games is a bit overdone, but being as he already skated once, he had it coming and I think it's fair. It may be a bit too big a penalty for other guys who haven't had any history of this kind of stuff, if there are any. I haven't looked at the list yet, but I will in a few minutes here...

Really? They only suspended Braun? Oh, brother. :rolleyes:

Coach Deg
07-27-2013, 07:14 AM
How about some love in here for the 1st Place Rays?????

icehog3
07-29-2013, 11:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros

shilala
07-29-2013, 12:39 PM
I heard the Rangers might be willing to sell high on Joe Nathan. The Tigers need to win right now. This year or next, for sure. If there's anything left in the coffers, they need a closer. Period.
With Smiyley and Veras, they're on the way. One more piece and they have a good shot.
I wish I knew what happened to Valverde. He's either lost his mojo completely or he's hiding an injury and he's a wrap. Regardless, I never see him becoming effective again. It's a shame.

icehog3
07-29-2013, 02:19 PM
I would be shocked to see the Rangers make that deal with an AL contender, but I guess anything for the right price, eh Scott?

Coach Deg
07-29-2013, 04:45 PM
As a Rays fan, I am not an Ortiz or Red Sox fan. I think that he should be fined for that outburst in the dugout. What do you guys think? I just think he gets a pass cause he's big papi. He was tied to steroids but swore it wasn't him and everyone dropped it. Any other player do what he did and I think it's a fine.

icehog3
07-29-2013, 05:16 PM
If the team wants to fine him, cool. I don't think the League should get involved. :2