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Old June 6 2014, 11:06 AM   #286
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

Yeah, I never understood why Pedro Martinez is the one who took the heat there.
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Old June 6 2014, 01:33 PM   #287
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^ Well, if Pedro was so afraid that a man in his 70's could kick his ass...
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Old June 6 2014, 02:02 PM   #288
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Is it natural for me to take such great pleasure in watching the Yankees with their insane payroll and ridiculous TV deal lose to a team who's best player makes the league minimum and who's stadium sometimes has sewage back up into the locker rooms?
Not sure why. Why would you want to keep the A's players in the poor house? They are the ones with the cheap ass owner.

It's been proven time and time again that the amount of money spent does not equate to victories... look at the current Dodgers... not sure why this is still an issue to some.

Break...

Tanaka moves to 9-1.... wow, where would we be if we didn't sin him? The guy is a machine.
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Old June 6 2014, 02:14 PM   #289
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So Brandon Workman gets suspended for throwing behind Longoria, and David Price gets nothing for hitting David Ortiz.

What a joke MLB.
Agree. No fan of the Red Sox here, but just how one-sided can you get?

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RIP Don Zimmer...
In lieu of flowers, the Zimmer family requests that you shove Pedro Martinez.
What a game that was...

What a "baseball guy" Zim was. Mike & Mike made a great analogy by calling him the Forest Gump of Baseball.

Just how incredible is this?

- Zimmer met Babe Ruth (in 1947)
- was a teammate of Jackie Robinson (1954-56)
- played for Casey Stengel (1962).
- He was in uniform for some of the most iconic teams in history: the team that lost the most games ('62 Mets) and the team, including postseason play, that won the most games ('98 Yankees).
- He was in uniform for the only World Series championship for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1955),
- one of the most famous World Series home runs (Carlton Fisk's shot in 1975)
- one of the most famous regular season home runs (Bucky Dent in 1978)
- the Pine Tar Game (1983)
- the first night game at Wrigley Field (1988)
- the first game in Rockies history (1993)
- and all three perfect games thrown at Yankee Stadium (Don Larsen, David Wells and David Cone).


Video in the link.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb...gers-obituary/

Love how Jeet used to rub his head. I think he was important as anyone to the run the Yankees made back in the 90's.
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Old June 6 2014, 02:21 PM   #290
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Is it natural for me to take such great pleasure in watching the Yankees with their insane payroll and ridiculous TV deal lose to a team who's best player makes the league minimum and who's stadium sometimes has sewage back up into the locker rooms?
Not sure why. Why would you want to keep the A's players in the poor house? They are the ones with the cheap ass owner.

It's been proven time and time again that the amount of money spent does not equate to victories... look at the current Dodgers... not sure why this is still an issue to some.

Break...

Tanaka moves to 9-1.... wow, where would we be if we didn't sin him? The guy is a machine.
The A's don't have a "cheap ass" owner. Are you aware of the differences in market size, franchise value, etc? Meh, of course you are.
If MLB was willing to allow the A's to build in San Jose, then you would be able to see what the A's could do with a $100 million dollar payroll. Methinks they would do fairly well.

It's an issue, because with relatively competent management the Yankee's would dominate due to their built-in monetary advantage.
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Old June 6 2014, 02:37 PM   #291
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The A's don't have a "cheap ass" owner. Are you aware of the differences in market size, franchise value, etc? Meh, of course you are.

If MLB was willing to allow the A's to build in San Jose, then you would be able to see what the A's could do with a $100 million dollar payroll. Methinks they would do fairly well.

It's an issue, because with relatively competent management the Yankee's would dominate due to their built-in monetary advantage.
The A's owners are "worth" 2.8 Billion (with a "B").

Accept what you will. To be worth that and pay your TEAM less than 80 million is a joke.

Market or no market.

The "monetary advantage" whine hasn't mattered with WS champions...
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Old June 6 2014, 03:09 PM   #292
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There's a larger problem, though. No one wants to play in Oakland because the clubhouses and dugouts literally overflow with shit.
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Old June 6 2014, 03:20 PM   #293
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The A's don't have a "cheap ass" owner. Are you aware of the differences in market size, franchise value, etc? Meh, of course you are.

If MLB was willing to allow the A's to build in San Jose, then you would be able to see what the A's could do with a $100 million dollar payroll. Methinks they would do fairly well.

It's an issue, because with relatively competent management the Yankee's would dominate due to their built-in monetary advantage.
The A's owners are "worth" 2.8 Billion (with a "B").

Accept what you will. To be worth that and pay your TEAM less than 80 million is a joke.

Market or no market.

The "monetary advantage" whine hasn't mattered with WS champions...
So you want them to run a team at a loss? Chuckle. Okay.
Even if they did, they would only add about 20 million to the team. I guess we could have gotten Tanaka for that money.

Seeing as the A's have a fantastic record and just took 2 out of 3 from the Yanks, I am fairly satisfied with our current situation.

It just makes it sweeter to beat a team with a leg up on the competition, especially because can't get the city of Oakland to agree on improving the current stadium OR building a new one (even privately funded), and who can't get MLB to allow them to build a stadium in a town that wants them.
But our non-existent TV deal makes up for that.

Timby Oakland has amazing fans, but you're right, that stadium is garbage, GARBAGE. The city of Oakland pretends to be offended that the A's would ever want to move, the Giants pretend to be offended that Oakland would ever trespass on their exclusive market area, so they are stuck in limbo. Thank goodness for amazing management, talent scouting, and players who buy into that work ethic thing, otherwise the A's would be terrible.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:23 PM   #294
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Johan Santana has torn his Achilles tendon, which pretty much has to stick a fork in his career at this point.

Man, and literally days after the O's put themselves on the hook for his $3 million salary. Ouch. I guess the baseball gods are determined to take their blood price for that no-hitter.
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Old June 7 2014, 09:13 PM   #295
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Tanaka moves to 9-1.... wow, where would we be if we didn't sin him? The guy is a machine.
Tanaka would probably be in Chicago battling Smardzija for the best ERA by a pitcher with 1 win.
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Old June 7 2014, 11:49 PM   #296
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Rogers Centre/Skydome opened 25 years ago today and it is already woefully out of date. It is a concrete monstrosity and it's hard to watch a game there unless you are in the prime seats. Sure, the eventual move to grass from turf will make it better for players, but it's still brutal for fans.
It looks OK to me.

Rogers Centre may be multipurpose, but at least it wasn't built 'on the cheap' like the cookie cutters were. I wouldn't expect the Jays to want out of there anytime soon, esp. since they're getting a grass field. It sure looks like a nice place. I'll be there in three weeks and can't wait.

(NO way am I going up in the CN Tower though.)
I think the best word would be sterile. Because it's multi-use, it's like no one team wants to really brand themselves them on a permanent basis. The grass will be nice, but its still an unfriendly fan experience in my opinion.
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Old June 8 2014, 03:45 PM   #297
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I'm no Rockies fan, but that walk off triple last night...shut up all those damn Dodger fans real quick. Priceless.
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Old June 8 2014, 09:49 PM   #298
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I'm no Rockies fan, but that walk off triple last night...shut up all those damn Dodger fans real quick. Priceless.
As a giants fan, seeing the Dodgers lose with the salary they have is a beautiful thing.
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Old June 9 2014, 09:33 PM   #299
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The Phillies now possess the worst record in the NL and are on pace to lose around 95 games. They're 1 - 7 in June and haven't won consecutive games since May 18 - 20. Rube is still gainfully employed.

I'd like to remind you all that both the Phillies and Diamondbacks intended to win their respective divisions and made moves towards that goal this offseason.

Working for Rube and / or Kevin Towers must be like living in Hitler's bunker in the final few days. "Yes, AJ Burnett is the last piece of the puzzle!"
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Old June 9 2014, 11:06 PM   #300
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The thing worth pointing out is that the Phillies are actually over-performing as well. They're among the healthiest teams in Baseball (no real position player has missed any time and only Cole Hamels has been injured). Considering their average age is 193, they're due for injuries. Also, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz are hitting well and Jimmy Rollins is at least having some power.

I heard that the only way Amaro would be fired is if the Phillies were both healthy and in last place. Well, here's that chance.
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