MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Mar 30, 2023.

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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Rays playoff game drew 19,704, lowest playoff attendance in the MLB since the 1919 World Series, not counting the 2020 playoffs.
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    Lets spend a billion dollars of taxpayer money on a venue no one will care about! Brilliant!
     
  3. Aragorn

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    Funny how a billion dollars suddenly fixes the "bad location, shouldn't be a dome" complaints.
     
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  4. Aragorn

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    And the Rays are the first team out.
     
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    Tampa looked bad in these two games. Maybe I shouldn't have been shocked, but thank god the Orioles won the division.
     
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    I you can't get folks to turn out for a good team in a shit-hole park you are just wasting/stealing good money after bad, time to move.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Blue Jays and Brewers are out. Marlins also likely to fall.

    That was a quick Wild Card series...
     
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  8. The Nth Doctor

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    Goes to show how you start a season means squat.
     
  9. Aragorn

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    This was not a mighty first round. All four series were sweeps.
     
  10. cardinal biggles

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    *the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates have entered the chat*
     
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    So you're saying I shouldn't pay $35 for a Tampa Bay Rays 2023 first half champions shirt?

    There were a combined 39,901 people in attendance for the two games in Tampa. That's less than the game 1 attendance at Philadelphia and Milwaukee, and just barely more than Game 1 in Minnesota.
     
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  12. cardinal biggles

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    Did they even bother taking the tarps off the upper deck?
     
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  13. Chaos Descending

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    First playoff series win for the Diamondbacks since 2007, AND they lost 110 games in 2021.

    Torey Lovullo and Mike Hazen deserve some serious credit for that massive turnaround.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I got nothing against the Dbacks but I was really hoping the Brewers would pull through.
     
  15. Super Grover

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    no one was expecting Texas to go this far this season. Just going to ride this train as far as it goes.
     
  16. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    I'm all-in for the Orioles. Go O's.
     
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  17. Aragorn

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    Mets GM Billy Eppler resigned. Said he wanted to give David Stearns a clean slate. MLB is also investigating him for using the phantom injured list. No one seems to know what the actual punishment for that is though.
     
  18. BillJ

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    Somebody had all their power taken away…
     
  19. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    I mean, I can't blame Eppler for not wanting to take a demotion. (Irrespective of the fact that in New York and with the Angels, he's been a really bad GM. That said, it's hard to measure his performance with the Mets, since Uncle Stevie isn't exactly a hands-off owner.)
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    The Phantom Punishment. Possibly similar to what Manfraud did to the Astros.
     
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