MLB Discussion - 2012 Season

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by tomalak301, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    I think I wrote this about 4 hours ago. Who would have thought I went to the wrong game last night.

    Matt Cain just pitched a Perfect Game with 14 strikeouts.
     
  2. RevDMV

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    Matt Cain
     
  3. Flux Capacitor

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    Damn, I went to the wrong game too! I only got to listen to it as I was at work tonight...but wow, what a game. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving pitcher. I just love that the national sports guys have to talk about a West Coast team again. :)

    Oh, and by the way Laser Beam, nobody calls it "Telephone Park." :)
     
  4. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Watched the game this morning. He was masterful in his effort last night. I really enjoy great pitching performances like this and we have gotten a few this year.

    Also the catch that Blanco made in right center was amazing. Thankfully they had him shaded that way or that hit falls in. Also had that foul ball down the line. It was indeed foul, so no asterisk like Johann's.

     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    On baseball-fever.com, they do... ;)
     
  6. Neroon

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    That "foul ball" was too close to call either way, as can be seen in the following:

    Image showing chalk dust

    animated GIF from behind home plate

    GIF from behind the 1st base line

    Even the article in which those images are inserted says it was too close to call. Thing is Cain's performance was so dominant that everyone sees there is no point in complaining either way. You just sit back and marvel at such a great pitcher in his prime. A guy who was lightning quick to praise his teammates for their performances in that game.
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The Metrodome is called Humpdome, at least by people not in Minneapolis.
     
  8. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    If anyone gets a chance, check out the video from the Indians vs Reds game from today. Carlos Santana TACKLES a fan going for a ball along the first base line. It is one of the best videos from all year long.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Mets sweep Rays. Who woulda thunk it? :lol:
     
  10. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    I was watching, sure wasn't pretty but will take it.

     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I hear R.A.'s the front runner for the Cy Young award this year...
     
  12. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Way to early to consider this, almost as bad as talking about someone being MVP right now. You never know where someone will be at the end of the season.

     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ True dat. But I prefer to keep my hopes up. If any Met deserves it, it's R.A. (and Johan :) ).
     
  14. Flux Capacitor

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    In San Francisco they don't. :p
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Oh well, all right, if you insist. :lol:

    srsly though, I like the way your ballpark looks and I would never in a million years disrespect it. I absolutely plan to go there next year. (Even though I'm not a Giants fan, I plan to have a Dave Dravecky T-shirt custom made for the occasion.)

    In fact, since I'm going to Oakland the same week, I will make sure to go to Oakland *first* because who would want to go to the Coliseum *after* Tele...AT&T Park? :D
     
  16. Skywalker

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    I really want to see a game there, too. I saw a Dodgers/Giants game at Dodger Stadium back in '96, so it's only fair that I go see a Giants/Dodgers game at AT&T Park (ugh, I hate corporate names for stadiums) at some point. :p
     
  17. Tom Hendricks

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    When ever I visit other stadiums, I always root for the home team. Even if the away team is a team I like, of course unless its the Mets. I always root for the Mets.

     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ If I don't have a stake in which team wins (i.e. neither of the teams are Yankees or Mets), I really don't care. The first two games I saw in Philly last April, were against the Marlins, and so I was more like meh.

    As for SF: Over on the baseball board I asked if the Giants could play one last game at Candlestick before they tear it down, but apparently that's not possible (the football bleachers are stuck there now). How d'you feel about that, Flux?

    Was the Stick really as bitter cold during night games as I keep hearing?
     
  19. Timby

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    The Cubs have approached Ryan Dempster about waiving his 10 - 5 rights, and Matt Garza expects to be on a different team by July 31, so the team's housecleaning seems ready to begin. Now if they can just fix -- or, better yet, replace -- that garbage scow of a stadium...
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I've heard suggestions that if the Cubs move out, Wrigley should become the new location of the Hall of Fame. What say you, Timby?