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MLB 2008 & 2009
« on: May 13, 2008, 11:42:00 PM »
Time to get this started.
The shock of the season so far. The two Florida teams find themselves in first place after 40 games. By this time we are usually talking about which players these two teams are going to have on the trading market at the deadline.
Tampa Beat the Yankees today, and Boston lost putting the Rays (formerly the Devil Rays) now 1/2 game in first. The Yankees are now in 4th place just a half game out of the celler.
Florida is a game and a half up on Philly in their division.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 02:07:32 PM »
My Pirates are off to a great start (for them) at 19-20. 
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 08:21:48 PM »
My Pirates are off to a great start (for them) at 19-20. 

Almost not a losing record. That's a positive?  :rofl_2:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 10:31:35 PM »
Had you not started this thread, I wouldn't have bothered looking at the standings. Here they are thru 5/13/08

American League
 East
 Tampa Bay Rays 23 17 .575 --
 Boston Red Sox 24 19 .558 0.5
 Baltimore Orioles 21 19 .525 2.0
 New York Yankees 20 21 .488 3.5
 Toronto Blue Jays 20 22 .476 4.0
 Central
 Cleveland Indians 21 19 .525 -- 
 Minnesota Twins 20 19 .513 0.5 
 Chicago White Sox 18 20 .474 2.0  -- folded like a lawn chair
 Kansas City Royals 18 21 .462 2.5
 Detroit Tigers 16 24 .400 5.0 
 West
 Los Angeles Angels 24 17 .585 --
 Oakland Athletics 23 18 .561 1.0 -- always an interesting team
 Texas Rangers 20 22 .476 4.5
 Seattle Mariners 16 26 .381 8.5
 
 National League
 East
 Florida Marlins 23 17 .575 --
 Philadelphia Phillies 22 19 .537 1.5
 New York Mets 20 18 .526 2.0
 Atlanta Braves 20 19 .513 2.5
 Washington Nationals 17 24 .415 6.5
 Central
 Chicago Cubs 24 16 .600 -- -- no sheeit?! only 0.5 back of AZ for best record in MLB?!
 St. Louis Cardinals 24 18 .571 1.0 
 Houston Astros 22 18 .550 2.0
 Milwaukee Brewers 20 19 .513 3.5 
 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 21 .475 5.0 
 Cincinnati Reds 18 23 .439 6.5
 West
 Arizona Diamondbacks 24 15 .615 --
 Los Angeles Dodgers 19 19 .500 4.5    -- at least they are next to each other
 San Francisco Giants 17 23 .425 7.5

 Colorado Rockies 15 24 .385 9.0 
 San Diego Padres 15 26 .366 10.0 wow!
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 08:42:34 PM »
Rex Sox beat Kansas City 7-0 tonight.
Why is this significant?
Because Jon Lester did not allow a single hit. A no-hitter!
After battling, and beating cancer, he got a game 4 world series victory last season, and today pitched a no hitter.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 10:52:45 AM »
My Pirates are off to a great start (for them) at 19-20. 

Almost not a losing record. That's a positive?  :rofl_2:

For the Pirates?  You bet yer _________  :))
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 09:39:21 AM »
Ryan Howard has finally awaken from his slump. :applause:
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 09:09:54 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 09:24:44 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 09:38:58 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

Unfortunately....  and the sad fact is that we have only 4 teams in our division and we always manage to finish in 4th place! :rofl_2:  But Seattle is giving us a run for our money for the last place position so far! :rofl_2:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 09:44:36 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

Unfortunately....  and the sad fact is that we have only 4 teams in our division and we always manage to finish in 4th place! :rofl_2:  But Seattle is giving us a run for our money for the last place position so far! :rofl_2:

4th place?!?! Just think of those wonderfull years when last place meant 8th, 9th or 10th.  ;-()

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008, 09:46:41 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

Unfortunately....  and the sad fact is that we have only 4 teams in our division and we always manage to finish in 4th place! :rofl_2:  But Seattle is giving us a run for our money for the last place position so far! :rofl_2:

4th place?!?! Just think of those wonderfull years when last place meant 8th, 9th or 10th.  ;-()

Dont remind me - I remember those years.  The only thing that helped us was that the Rangers back then were Washington's headache! :rofl_2:  We had a minor league team "Dallas/Ft. Worth Spurs"...who didn't do that well either! :rofl_2:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 09:48:17 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

Unfortunately....  and the sad fact is that we have only 4 teams in our division and we always manage to finish in 4th place! :rofl_2:  But Seattle is giving us a run for our money for the last place position so far! :rofl_2:

4th place?!?! Just think of those wonderfull years when last place meant 8th, 9th or 10th.  ;-()

Dont remind me - I remember those years.  The only thing that helped us was that the Rangers back then were Washington's headache! :rofl_2:  We had a minor league team "Dallas/Ft. Worth Spurs"...who didn't do that well either! :rofl_2:

That and the odd Nolan Ryan no-no.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 10:04:52 PM »
During this time I only have one wish - that the Texas Rangers don't finish in their customary place - last. :rofl_2:

But it's such a tradition!  ;-()

Unfortunately....  and the sad fact is that we have only 4 teams in our division and we always manage to finish in 4th place! :rofl_2:  But Seattle is giving us a run for our money for the last place position so far! :rofl_2:

4th place?!?! Just think of those wonderfull years when last place meant 8th, 9th or 10th.  ;-()

Dont remind me - I remember those years.  The only thing that helped us was that the Rangers back then were Washington's headache! :rofl_2:  We had a minor league team "Dallas/Ft. Worth Spurs"...who didn't do that well either! :rofl_2:

That and the odd Nolan Ryan no-no.

Yes, well surfice to say I don't have a lot of good Baseball memories in Texas.  Remember, before we got a team, I was a San Francisco Giant fan with the Ms (Mays, McCovey and Marichal).  Then I liked the Big Red Machine in Cincy with Joe Morgan then we got a Major League team.  I was even a member of the Texas Ranger's Women's Club and went to all the home games working with the club.  My favorite was #19 - Juan Gonzalez.  I was into Gonzales almost as much as I am into Federer now...but that didn't last either.  So now I just hope my Rangers don't get embarrassed these days! (although they had a pretty good month of May!)...  but the calendar turned a page and they lost the first game in June so who knows what the heck will happen! :rofl_2:

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008, 05:11:35 PM »
ny mess fired willie randolph this week. they should have fired him the day after the horrible defeat in last day of regular season.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2008, 07:20:07 AM »
One of the best pitchers in baseball, Johan Santana, got beat by grand slam hit by a pitcher. Not just any old pitcher, by a pitcher in the American League (Seattle's Felix Hernandez), where pitchers don't have to do any hitting.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2008, 10:52:12 AM »
One of the best pitchers in baseball, Johan Santana, got beat by grand slam hit by a pitcher. Not just any old pitcher, by a pitcher in the American League (Seattle's Felix Hernandez), where pitchers don't have to do any hitting.

Then a couple of innings later he gets his leg rolled on a play at the plate and had to be helped off the field.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2008, 01:27:42 PM »
I'm actually enjoying the baseball season so far with us hoovering around the .500 mark! :))

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 03:08:52 PM »
One of the best pitchers in baseball, Johan Santana, got beat by grand slam hit by a pitcher. Not just any old pitcher, by a pitcher in the American League (Seattle's Felix Hernandez), where pitchers don't have to do any hitting.

Then a couple of innings later he gets his leg rolled on a play at the plate and had to be helped off the field.

The worst part of that story is, because he was unable to throw at least one more pitch, he couldn't get the final out of the inning, he didn't complete the 5th inning, and therefore didn't get any credit for the win. He tried to throw a pitch, hopped around in pain, and had to be half carried off the field.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2008, 06:18:55 PM »
Hey!  Who would have thought that at the all-star break the Texas Rangers would have 50 wins!!!!!! An that we're not in the basement of our division!!!!!  That's something to shout about!!! :grind dance: :trampoline: :thumbs-up: :applause: :yahoo: :drunk: