MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

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  1. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Fans up here are fuming over the decision to pull Berrios after only 47 pitches.

    The only way to placate some (including me) is to replace the front office and coaching staff. The Jays were absolutely abysmal at hitting from the majority of this year and wasted two great starts against the Twins.
     
  2. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    Eh, phantom IL stints are really hard to prove and they've been an unwritten part of roster management for decades. If memory serves, the Astros lost some draft picks, paid a $5 million fine, and both Hinch and Luhnow ate yearlong suspensions. My guess is, if they even reach the point of disciplinary action, Eppler would eat a fine of a few hundred thousand dollars, nothing more.
     
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  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Some bean-counter poring over a spreadsheet at 1 AM probably ordered it.
     
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  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    From the office of super-saber-metrics and related data collection?
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the AL I hope it's either the Rangers or the Twins.

    As for the NL: I'm rooting for Philly. Not only did I have a great time there last summer, but one of my uncles played in the Phillies organization back in the day. Never got called up though.

    His name was Dennis Iverson. Actually when I was in Philly I wanted to get a jersey with his name and number on it but then I realized everybody would think I was referencing Allen Iverson. So I gave up. :lol:
     
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    Did you have some cheese-steaks :drool: and see The Liberty Bell at least?
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I did!

    I chickened out, though. I just went to the touristy cheesesteak places (Geno's and Pat's). But I was so hungry I didn't care. :lol:

    I also visited the Franklin Institute (I love science museums), the art museum, Independence Park, and many other things.

    I admit, I have in the past had some rather unkind things to say about Philadelphia, but I take all of them back without reservation. In fact if I'd known I was going to have such a good time, I would have allocated a whole week! (I spent a few days in Baltimore first before I took the train to Philly.)
     
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  8. Worf factor9

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    I'm a 'nerd' like that too, I always travel w/ a sense of history. Chi-town has a bunch of great museums and good food too. I was always there to root for my Reds but I took time-outs between games. I have relatives there so I have an edge
    there for tickets.
     
  9. Aragorn

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    Baseball is definitely the sport of stats and apparently the Mariners have the same number of playoff appearances (5) as former players who ruptured their testicles while playing with them (5 testicles, 4 players -- Mike Parrott, Josias Manzanillo, Adrian Beltre, Mitch Haniger).
     
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  10. cardinal biggles

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  11. Aragorn

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    The location of the stadium and being a dome is hurting attendance. I will have to slash payroll. Let's build a new domed stadium in the same location! Attendance is still down. I guess I have to slash payroll even more.
     
  12. Worf factor9

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    Fuckin' GAWD DAMNED OUCH. You just made me cover my balls in reflex. :eek:
     
  13. DarrenTR1970

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    Ouch.
     
  14. Ar-Pharazon

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    Now that's a stat that really hits you where you live.

    More and more I feel like this is just another Florida thing.
     
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    Clayton Kershaw just got absolutely HANDLED by the Diamondbacks.
     
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  17. DarrenTR1970

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    I was going to say something snarky, then I realized Seattle had the Kingdome and that wasn't exactly a monument to greatness.
     
  18. Aragorn

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    But that was back when domes and MLB/NFL combo stadiums were a thing. What excuse does Tampa have?
     
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  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    IIRC the Trop was actually built back in '93 (before the Rays ever existed)...in an attempt to lure the White Sox, of all things, to Florida. :lol:
     
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  20. Aragorn

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    Tampa was the city every owner (including the Mariners) threatened to move the team to unless he got a new stadium. The Giants even tried. And look what it's turned out to be.
     
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