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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2008, 09:57:59 PM »
The Rays have now lost 7 straight. The Baseball Tonight gang ask Peter Gammons whether the Rays need to be concerned.

Gammons: The Rays need to start playing the way they did when they got the lead on Red Sox.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2008, 10:00:50 PM »
The Rays have now lost 7 straight. The Baseball Tonight gang ask Peter Gammons whether the Rays need to be concerned.

Gammons: The Rays need to start playing the way they did when they got the lead on Red Sox.
-god I want that job...

I think I could actually say that without clearing my throat once.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2008, 09:59:18 AM »
The Rays have now lost 7 straight. The Baseball Tonight gang ask Peter Gammons whether the Rays need to be concerned.

Gammons: The Rays need to start playing the way they did when they got the lead on Red Sox.
-god I want that job...

I think I could actually say that without clearing my throat once.

That's just as bad as I heard from a golf commentator.  When someone asked for tips on how to lower their scores, the commentator said "have them play fewer holes"! :lmao:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2008, 12:06:58 AM »
It's 1 am.....I'm watching the all-star game and I have to wake up at 6 am....what the heck am I doing!
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2008, 12:08:43 AM »
WOW!
I just got home and the thing is still going on! 3-3 in the 14th.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2008, 12:43:06 AM »
AL takes in 15 on a sacrifice fly. Morneo barely chugged home and got his foot on home plate micro seconds before he was tagged. Should have been a bit easier, but Morneo must have bricks in those feet of his.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2008, 12:51:59 AM »
 :wicked:
J. D. Drew is given the MVP to a chorus of booos for the Yankee crowd.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2008, 06:47:00 PM »
I stayed up to watch the entire thing... and paid for it at work today! :ZZZZZ)

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2008, 09:37:53 PM »
Beijing 2008 - MLB open to closing doors :cool:

Major League Baseball opened the door to allowing top players to take part in future Olympics and said the league would consider shutting down mid-season if Chicago or Tokyo were selected as host of the 2016 Summer Games.

MLB's refusal to shutdown so the world's best players could participate in the Games was one of the reasons why the International Olympic Committee axed baseball along with softball from the Olympic programme after next month's Beijing Games.
MLB has insisted it is eager to see baseball remain part of the Olympics but had previously indicated it would never consider shutting down mid-season.

"Major League Baseball, the IBAF (International Baseball Federation) and the IOC are working diligently to have a system where our big leaguers are playing," said MLB vice-president and Team USA general manager Bob Watson.

"I think if Chicago or Tokyo would win Olympics for 2016, those countries are baseball countries, and they have venues.

"I believe they are trying to work up something, you have a few years to get a plan. There are a lot of moving parts but don't rule it out.

"It's not too premature to say the minds are turning trying to work things out."

Watson said, some of the discussions had revolved around a plan to extend the current All-Star break long enough to allow a condensed format that would satisfy both MLB and the IOC.

The IOC had also expressed concerns about MLB's disinterest in seriously combating the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport but Watson says the league's beefed up drug-testing policy has addressed that issue.

"Instead of a three day break for an all-star game, you might end up have a four or five day break and get all the games in some kind of way using major leaguers," said Watson.

"It's not too premature to say the minds are turning trying to work things out.

"Some of the obstacles; drug testing, we definitely met a lot of those requirements.

"We're putting on a real good show around the world with baseball and I believe the Olympics are going to definitely want to have baseball back in the fold.

"We feel baseball is definitely going to get back into the Olympics."


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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2008, 01:17:57 AM »
I drove up to STL to see my cardinals a couple of weeks ago. Lost to the cubs. 7-1. Nothing more humiliating than getting blown out by your rival at home. That was the first time I'd ever gone to a cards-cubs game. I've never seen so many fans for the opposition at busch stadium before. crazy

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2008, 02:05:38 PM »
I drove up to STL to see my cardinals a couple of weeks ago. Lost to the cubs. 7-1. Nothing more humiliating than getting blown out by your rival at home. That was the first time I'd ever gone to a cards-cubs game. I've never seen so many fans for the opposition at busch stadium before. crazy

Likewise at this end. I'm not a Cubs fan but I live near the ballpark and have been here for years. Been to just 1 Cubs-Cards game, but they are all the same: see of red in Wrigley Field and the surrounding environs.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2008, 07:25:19 PM »
Further proof that ESPN has gotten bigger than any of the events it covers, the ESPY's are on tonight in the same time slot as their normal Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. So MLB obligingly has changed the baseball game to 6 PM.
Isn't ESPN supposed to just be the reporter, and not the controller of the events?

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2008, 07:49:22 PM »
Further proof that ESPN has gotten bigger than any of the events it covers, the ESPY's are on tonight in the same time slot as their normal Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. So MLB obligingly has changed the baseball game to 6 PM.
Isn't ESPN supposed to just be the reporter, and not the controller of the events?

Haven't you heard?  ESPN IS sports now. :rofl_2:  They are showing a "TAPED" ESPY awards show over live baseball!  We know who calls the shots! :whistle:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2008, 08:22:52 PM »
Further proof that ESPN has gotten bigger than any of the events it covers, the ESPY's are on tonight in the same time slot as their normal Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. So MLB obligingly has changed the baseball game to 6 PM.
Isn't ESPN supposed to just be the reporter, and not the controller of the events?

Haven't you heard?  ESPN IS sports now. :rofl_2:  They are showing a "TAPED" ESPY awards show over live baseball!  We know who calls the shots! :whistle:

The commercialisation of sports has ruined nearly all of it for me.  :(

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2008, 10:09:15 PM »
Further proof that ESPN has gotten bigger than any of the events it covers, the ESPY's are on tonight in the same time slot as their normal Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. So MLB obligingly has changed the baseball game to 6 PM.
Isn't ESPN supposed to just be the reporter, and not the controller of the events?

Haven't you heard?  ESPN IS sports now. :rofl_2:  They are showing a "TAPED" ESPY awards show over live baseball!  We know who calls the shots! :whistle:

The commercialisation of sports has ruined nearly all of it for me.  :(

With no end in sight, these kind of things will keep happening until the networks lose money because of it.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2008, 10:28:31 PM »
Further proof that ESPN has gotten bigger than any of the events it covers, the ESPY's are on tonight in the same time slot as their normal Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. So MLB obligingly has changed the baseball game to 6 PM.
Isn't ESPN supposed to just be the reporter, and not the controller of the events?

Haven't you heard?  ESPN IS sports now. :rofl_2:  They are showing a "TAPED" ESPY awards show over live baseball!  We know who calls the shots! :whistle:

The commercialisation of sports has ruined nearly all of it for me.  :(

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2008, 08:37:07 AM »
I'm looking for the Yankees to make a run now.  They just swept the A's and are withing striking distance of Boston.  I know the whole country hates the Yankees, but I've been a fan for over 30 years.   
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2008, 12:41:10 PM »
I don't hate them, or at least the players. A-rod is one of my favorites.
What people don't like is their ability to buy whoever they want, and the owners can be real jerks at times.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2008, 05:04:32 PM »
I don't hate them, or at least the players. A-rod is one of my favorites.
What people don't like is their ability to buy whoever they want, and the owners can be real jerks at times.

So the players are angels and the owners are devils. Manny Ramirez throws a 65 year old club house attendant to the ground because he could get enough extra (free) tickets for a game in Houston, even though with his $20 million per year, he could buy out the stadium for a week. But that's just Manny being Manny. It's OK because he's a player. A-Rod is about as connected to the fans as his owner. A-Rod is the clearest example of an athlete-as-a-corperation that I can think of.
In fact some owners are more connected to the fans than the players. Red Sox owner John Henry (AKA John in a Car) has been has been known to make unsolicited calls into local talk shows to clarify things he feels need clarified. Curt Schilling (AKA Curt in a Car, AKA Deputy Schilling) has as well.
The fact is they are all living in a world that we may never touch, or understand. But there are gentlemen owners, and gentlemen players. There are total jerks for owners, and there are total jerks for players. I make no distinction. Paraphrasing Martin Luther King, I go by the content of the charactor, not the content of their pocketbooks, or job description.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2008, 04:16:44 AM »
Next year the players can be on another team, so instead of hating the yanks you can transfer that to the new team. Doesn't make sense to hate the players as a group, their individuals.
I think the main thing people don't like is the yankees buying any player they like in order to have a better chance to win, it seems like an unfair arrangement.