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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2008, 07:08:31 AM »
Swish, I agree to an extent.  In the end, we, the fans, ultimately pay the price.  That's why the "little man" in slowly being priced out of most sports. 

If I had my way, I would like to see a salary cap of some sort in place, so a team like the Royals (or any other team) has a chance year in and year out. 

This is why the NFL and NBA are more exciting accross the country. 

The Yankees are basically doing what baseball allows them to do, so I don't blame them.  They are acting in a free-market economy (rich and getting richer).  The true answer lies in coming up with a system that levels the playing field for all teams, yet allows for profit by a major team like the Yankees. 

So far, baseball has it wrong. 
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2008, 08:58:44 AM »
Swish, I agree to an extent.  In the end, we, the fans, ultimately pay the price.  That's why the "little man" in slowly being priced out of most sports. 

If I had my way, I would like to see a salary cap of some sort in place, so a team like the Royals (or any other team) has a chance year in and year out. 

This is why the NFL and NBA are more exciting accross the country. 

The Yankees are basically doing what baseball allows them to do, so I don't blame them.  They are acting in a free-market economy (rich and getting richer).  The true answer lies in coming up with a system that levels the playing field for all teams, yet allows for profit by a major team like the Yankees. 

So far, baseball has it wrong. 

Rich get richer indeed. How are the Yankees getting richer? They are replacing the currently (perfectly adaquate) Yankee stadium with a brand spanking new Yankee Stadium. Why? Because the new stadium will have more luxury boxes and high dollar seats replacing what affordable seats might be available now.
The team that pays A-Rod more than some other team's entire salary, will have more cash to throw at players. :dunno:

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2008, 10:00:42 PM »
Angels become first team to clinch a playoff spot today. They are my pick to win the WS.
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« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2008, 10:02:59 PM »
Angels become first team to clinch a playoff spot today. They are my pick to win the WS.

Nice to see you found your way here......  ;-()
Easy pick. Most pundits have been picking them since the All Star Break.

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« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2008, 10:04:11 PM »
Nice to see you found your way here......  ;-()
Easy pick. Most pundits have been picking them since the All Star Break.

Yeah, well I've picked them every year since 2003. Most pundits haven't.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2008, 10:06:58 PM »
Yeah, well I've picked them every year since 2003. Most pundits haven't.

No that's true.
The question remains; can they get past Boston, to whom they've lost to badly every time they've face them in the playoffs? I think they are ready to do that this year.

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2008, 10:11:18 PM »
No that's true.
The question remains; can they get past Boston, to whom they've lost to badly every time they've face them in the playoffs? I think they are ready to do that this year.

Boston is subpar this year. I'm watching them right now and that's what Sutcliff told me a few innings ago  :)  Angels will beat who ever the NL trots out there.
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« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2008, 10:20:34 PM »
Boston is subpar this year. I'm watching them right now and that's what Sutcliff told me a few innings ago  :)  Angels will beat who ever the NL trots out there.

Sutcliff knows better than I do. But thein, did Sutcliff know the Rockies were going to go on a tear and beat everybody up to get to the World Series (Copywrite MLB) last year?

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2008, 11:05:29 PM »
Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-no for the Cubs against the Astros in Milwaukee tonight.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2008, 12:37:42 AM »
Cubs clinch division and Rays clinch first playoff spot in their 11 year history.

White Sox lead Minnesota by 2.5, but the ALC runner up will be home for October. These teams have a critical 3-game series in Minny next week.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2008, 10:37:51 PM »
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 #51 on: September 22, 2008, 11:47:10 PM »
my mets are collapsing again in september! streak: L3! what a tragedy again!!  :(
same story than last year with phillies.
only 1 game above the brewers in the wild card race!
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2008, 12:02:45 AM »
my mets are collapsing again in september! streak: L3! what a tragedy again!!  :(
same story than last year with phillies.
only 1 game above the brewers in the wild card race!


I like the Mets. Come on Mets :cheer:

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« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2008, 12:15:47 AM »
my mets are collapsing again in september! streak: L3! what a tragedy again!!  :(
same story than last year with phillies.
only 1 game above the brewers in the wild card race!


I like the Mets. Come on Mets :cheer:

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do you like shea stadium?? cant wait for the new ballpark!!
my fav. mets are: reyes, wright, delgado and beltran.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2008, 02:12:47 PM »
Goodbye Yankee Stadium!

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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2008, 02:51:25 PM »
where are the yankees going to play next year?? the new stadium is adjacent to the previous one or is the same location??
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2008, 09:58:49 PM »
where are the yankees going to play next year?? the new stadium is adjacent to the previous one or is the same location??

I think it's right next door.

The White Sox are an embarrassment. If they win the division... OMG, they can still win the division :shocking:
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2008, 10:53:13 PM »
Minnesota took a half game lead tonight over the white sox for the division, the wild card is out for both of them as Boston has that locked up. The Sox have lost 5 in a row at the most crucial time of the year.

In the other wild card race, Milwaukee and the Mets are tied with one game to play.

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« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2008, 04:49:43 PM »
where are the yankees going to play next year?? the new stadium is adjacent to the previous one or is the same location??

I think it's right next door.

The White Sox are an embarrassment. If they win the division... OMG, they can still win the division :shocking:

thanks Babble!

Mets collapsed in the last game as last year. Brewers in!!! sad goodbye to Shea!

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Brewers vs Phillies
Dodgers vs Cubs
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Angels vs Red Sox
White Sox or Twins vs Rays

White Sox must beat tomorrow the Tigers in order to play a tiebreaker game at home against the Twins to detemine the AL Central Champion.
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Re: MLB 2008
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2008, 06:59:03 PM »

 :rofl_2:

Once again the Phillies draw a team who made it in by the skin of their teeth because of a hot streak. Hopefullym they will realize the Brewers have no pitchers outside of CC
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