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Old March 22 2014, 03:10 AM   #646
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Re: MLB Offseason 2013-2014

Any fans watched the games from Australia?.
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Old March 22 2014, 06:48 AM   #647
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Somehow, that doesn't surprise me at all.
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Old March 23 2014, 03:59 AM   #648
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Any fans watched the games from Australia?.
What a waste of time these games are.
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Old March 23 2014, 04:36 AM   #649
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I disagree, they maybe a waste for us here but not in the countries where these games take place. The outreach by MLB to enhance baseball by seeking talent outside the USA is important to the continued success of MLB. To truly make baseball an international sport you need to show off your best in places like Australia where baseball is making inroads.
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Old March 23 2014, 05:23 AM   #650
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Looks like Australia's got a lot of Dodger fans...

but they had to import an American PA announcer.

Nice to hear that Vin Scully made the trip, though!
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Old March 23 2014, 07:33 AM   #651
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Any fans watched the games from Australia?.
What a waste of time these games are.
Why?

I was watching tonight's game, and I'm pretty sure I would be entertained if Vin Scully was reading the phone book. His anecdotes of the history of Australia and especially the Heckler statue were very much worth watching by themselves.
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Old March 23 2014, 09:44 AM   #652
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I watched both games and while baseball will never be anything more than a curiosity to me - and seeing the thing of beauty that is the SCG transformed in such a fashion was quite unsightly, to put it politely - I wasn't horribly bored or anything. I skipped most of the commentary (remarks like "a cricket-crazy country like Sydney" were too cringeworthy to sit through, and surely someone less of a complete dickhead than Ian Chappell could have been drafted in to provide local colour) but I'm impressed that someone took the time to learn about Yabba (the aforementioned "heckler") and pass that on to an audience probably more used to seeing my country as a series of clichés.

The cricket fan that I am, though, found it hilarious to see these blokes contorting themselves to attempt catches with the gloved hand that most cricketers would have taken without any drama at all. And it isn't as though a cricket ball is a soft, unyielding object, either.

If the experiment's repeated and it's on a channel I receive, I'd probably watch.
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Old March 24 2014, 03:52 PM   #653
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The Tigers just traded Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles for Alex Gonzalez, who was an NRI and hasn't even played 50 games in a season since 2011.

I, uh, think Dave Dombrowski needs a good old-fashioned checkup from the neck-up, because this means he effectively traded Fister for Robbie Ray, Ian Krol and a busted Alex Gonzalez.
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Old March 24 2014, 04:35 PM   #654
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Lombardozzi has one of those good old fashioned baseball names.
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Old March 25 2014, 02:30 AM   #655
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Any fans watched the games from Australia?.
What a waste of time these games are.
Why?

I was watching tonight's game, and I'm pretty sure I would be entertained if Vin Scully was reading the phone book. His anecdotes of the history of Australia and especially the Heckler statue were very much worth watching by themselves.
Vin is always great, I just think these games are a waste because they are early season nobody cares games, why bother playing them over there? I don't buy it will further attention for baseball in Australia one bit.
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^ Since the Australia games were part of the regular season, then by definition, they must matter.
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What a waste of time these games are.
Why?

I was watching tonight's game, and I'm pretty sure I would be entertained if Vin Scully was reading the phone book. His anecdotes of the history of Australia and especially the Heckler statue were very much worth watching by themselves.
Vin is always great, I just think these games are a waste because they are early season nobody cares games, why bother playing them over there? I don't buy it will further attention for baseball in Australia one bit.
I bet people do care. I'm craving regular season baseball, and these two games were regular season baseball, and one of them started at a reasonable hour. Also, if these early season games don't matter, than it's no wonder Opening Day is no longer a special occasion. I still think it is.
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Old March 26 2014, 09:33 PM   #658
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Mets drop Kyle Farnsworth...then immediately re-sign him?
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Old March 26 2014, 09:47 PM   #659
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2014 Payroll & salaries for every MLB team
http://deadspin.com/2014-payrolls-an...eam-1551868969


1. LA Dodgers $235,295,219
2. NY Yankees $203,812,506
3. Philadelphia Phillies $180,052,723
4. Boston Red Sox $162,817,411
5. Detroit Tigers $162,228,527
6. LA Angels $155,692,000
7. San Francisco Giants $154,185,878
8. Texas Rangers $136,036,172
9. Washington Nationals $134,704,437
10. Toronto Blue Jays $132,628,700
11. Arizona Diamondbacks $112,688,666
12. Cincinnati Reds $112,390,772
13. St. Louis Cardinals $111,020,360
14. Atlanta Braves $110,897,341
15. Baltimore Orioles $107,406,623
16. Milwaukee Brewers $103,844,806
17. Colorado Rockies $95,832,071
18. Seattle Mariners $92,081,943
19. Kansas City Royals $92,034,345
20. Chicago White Sox $91,159,254
21. San Diego Padres $90,094,196
22. NY Mets $89,051,758
23. Chicago Cubs $89,007,857
24. Minnesota Twins $85,776,500
25. Oakland A's $83,401,400
26. Cleveland Indians $82,534,800
27. Pittsburgh Pirates $78,111,667
28. Tampa Bay Rays $77,062,891
29. Miami Marlins $47,565,400
30. Houston Astros $44,544,174
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Old March 27 2014, 01:02 AM   #660
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10th in payroll and we'll be lucky to get out of last place in the AL East.
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