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Offline metaldams

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Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
« Reply #150 on: November 02, 2016, 09:03:13 PM »
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  • Typing this mid game.  I get the whole using the bullpen in the WS, but taking out Hendricks with a 4 run lead, only 60 pitches, and giving up one run and replacing him with a starter screams Madden being a smart ass.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #151 on: November 02, 2016, 10:31:20 PM »
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  • Typing in the 9th, unbelievable.  Chapman is gassed.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #152 on: November 02, 2016, 11:51:36 PM »
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  • Holy Shit
    "When in Chicago call Stockyards 1234, Ask for Ruby".

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #153 on: November 02, 2016, 11:54:41 PM »
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  • I guess Hell has just frozen over.
    "When in Chicago call Stockyards 1234, Ask for Ruby".

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #154 on: November 03, 2016, 12:39:46 AM »
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  • THE 108 YEAR DROUGHT IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE CHICAGO CUBS HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHEERS!  [pie]

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #155 on: November 03, 2016, 12:56:34 AM »
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  • I am thrilled, stunned, shocked, amazed!

    All of the above. It wasn't Joe Maddon's finest day, pulling Hendricks early, taking Lester out when he was on a roll, calling for a Baez bunt with a man on 3rd and 1 out. But in the end that doesn't matter anymore as the Cubs won the game and the World Series Championionship. That game will live on forever as one of the greatest World Series games, let alone Game 7.

    Commiserations to the Cleveland Indians and their fans, though. They played a tough series and they will be there or thereabouts again next season with a fully healthy Carrasco and Salazar in their rotation again.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #156 on: November 03, 2016, 06:15:00 AM »
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  • Congrats to The Cubs!  I know as a pre-2004 Red Sox fan what their fans are feeling, and it's pure bliss.  Theo Epstein, between breaking two "curses," surely punched his ticket in the hall of fame last night.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #157 on: November 03, 2016, 03:03:59 PM »
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  • Mazel Tov, Cubbies!  Not that it mattered to me who won the World Series, but it's always nice to see "new blood" when it doesn't involve a team beating a Philly team.  Cleveland will just have to settle for two titles this year (three, in a way, if the Browns keep up what they have been doing).

    In the 1993 "Married with Children" episode entitled "Dancing with Weezy," there was this little exchange:

    Jefferson:  "When was the last time the Cubs won the World Series?"
    Al:             "1908."
    Peg:          "And you can't remember the year we were married!"
    Al:             "Same year, 1908!  Only thing is, baseball's still interesting!"

    Now it can be updated.  And with the Cubs' win, the now-Arizona Cardinals have the dubious distinction of having gone the longest without a world championship in the four major sports (1947).


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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #158 on: November 03, 2016, 03:08:08 PM »
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  • Congrats to The Cubs!  I know as a pre-2004 Red Sox fan what their fans are feeling, and it's pure bliss.  Theo Epstein, between breaking two "curses," surely punched his ticket in the hall of fame last night.

    Yeah, he's heading to Cooperstown. Probably even before last night but last night cements his place.

    Amazing when you consider that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are both only 42-years old. Two of the greatest minds in Baseball working in tangent to end two long-standing World Series droughts.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #159 on: November 03, 2016, 10:15:46 PM »
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  • Maybe not the "greatest World Series"--I think anyone saying that may be getting a little carried away, but it is the greatest story; the Cubs finally beating the so-called curse.

    Maddon may have been roasted for some of his moves had the Cubs lost--but as they say--all's well that ends well.

    I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but apparently this was one of the highest rated Series ever--if not the highest. I think the Cubs would have been a huge draw no matter who they played, but the Indians were a great story as well...

    Now you ask me if I believe a man can become a wolf. Well, if you mean can he take on the physical characteristics of an animal, no, it's fantastic. However, I do believe that most anything can happen to a man in his own mind.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #160 on: November 04, 2016, 02:59:31 PM »
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  • Nowhere near the highest.  Many in the 1990s had a higher rating and/or viewer count.
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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #161 on: November 07, 2016, 01:58:07 PM »
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  • Congratulations, Cubs.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #162 on: November 07, 2016, 08:15:51 PM »
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  • If the numbers are to be believed, last Friday's Parade for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs drew over 5 million, which would make it the largest single gathering in U.S. history!

    I guess that winning a World Series for the first time in over a century would tend to inspire a huge draw like that!  We're talking more people in Grant Park than showed up for either of outgoing President Obama's Election victories, and those weren't small potatoes, either!

    It'll be interesting to see who contends in 2017!  Only a few months until Spring Training!

    CHEERS!  [pie]

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #163 on: December 01, 2016, 03:59:24 PM »
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  • I am so glad the new CBA deal is done for the next 5-years and there's no lockout.

    http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/11/30/breaking-down-mlbs-new-2017-21-collective-bargaining-agreement/&refURL=https://www.google.com.au/&referrer=https://www.google.com.au/

    There's more changes to come over the next few weeks I have read and one of the bigger ones is World Series HFA is no longer determined by the ASG winning league. It's now whichever Pennant winner has the best regular season record, which is how it should have always been.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #164 on: December 01, 2016, 08:25:55 PM »
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  • Yes, great news that Bud Selig's foolishness about letting an exhibition game determine home field is finally over...


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    Now you ask me if I believe a man can become a wolf. Well, if you mean can he take on the physical characteristics of an animal, no, it's fantastic. However, I do believe that most anything can happen to a man in his own mind.

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #165 on: December 02, 2016, 09:20:55 AM »
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  • Yes, great news that Bud Selig's foolishness about letting an exhibition game determine home field is finally over...


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    The National (League) Nightmare Is Over!!!!  [pie]

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    Re: 2016 MLB Thread....
    « Reply #166 on: December 02, 2016, 01:58:33 PM »
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  • I wonder what the Fox Network thinks about the ASG not being so important anymore?

    Besides not solving the 44-year-old problem of the DH being only in the AL and not the NL, they missed out on an opportunity for better roster handling throughout the season.  They should have had 30-man rosters, with 25 being allowed to suit up for a game, all year long.  That way, if someone has a nagging but minor injury, or a relief pitcher is unavailable to go three days in a row (right, Phillies?), a team could just put said player on that game's inactive list.

     


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