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The MLB Thread:

Troping Trotter
Anything that's related to Baseball. the offseason, spring training, etc.

edited 4th Feb '12 3:28:31 PM by DynamiteNinja

I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 2 Bobby G, Sun, 5th Feb '12 10:47:11 AM from the Silvery Tay
With Mod Hat On
Opened this because we don't appear to have a thread for this subject and I reckon it'll see use, but please include some actual content in your opening posts in future if you don't want them to get rejected.
Troping Trotter
[up] What do you mean by actual content? (i just want to know.)
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 4 Buscemi, Sun, 5th Feb '12 8:40:08 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
This will be good so we don't have to create a new thread every playoff season.
 5 Deboss, Sun, 5th Feb '12 8:58:27 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Bobby is essentially asking you to start an actual conversation, rather than simply doing a "here's one so we've got it when we need it" type of thing. Chatter generally belongs in Yack Fest.
 6 Buscemi, Sun, 5th Feb '12 9:00:43 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
Today's starter: are they ever going to decide on the future of the Wild Card? A lot of people want it but no one can make a decision.
Troping Trotter
[up][up] I'll keep that in mind next time.

[up] If they were to add more teams to the playoffs, it would help other teams become more competitive.
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 8 Totemic Hero, Tue, 7th Feb '12 9:24:04 PM from the next level Relationship Status: Abstaining
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I wish they'd make up their minds about it though. This season is already looking screwy due to teams not knowing what to expect, especially some of the moves made. (Marlins and Angels, anyone?)
"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
Troping Trotter
I believe the Mets are royally screwed (especially after the Bernie Madoff thing)
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Grin and bear it
I just hope that the Nationals get somewhere close to .500 this year.

Because we all know that the Orioles are not going to do that.
 11 Totemic Hero, Wed, 8th Feb '12 4:46:52 PM from the next level Relationship Status: Abstaining
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That won't be easy. The Marlins made big money moves, the Phillies are still the NL team to beat, and the Braves haven't stopped being a playoff threat. The NL East is going to be a rough division this year, barring weirdness.

edited 8th Feb '12 4:47:44 PM by TotemicHero

"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
 12 Buscemi, Wed, 8th Feb '12 9:06:35 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
The Marlins will probably be like the Texas Rangers from several years back: you think you have the pieces but the jigsaw simply doesn't fit.

Which is too bad since one of their acquisitions, Mark Buehrle, was playing like a borderline Hall of Famer (two no-hitters including a perfect game, a World Series ring and several seasons as a high-quality AL pitcher) until the last few seasons.
Troping Trotter
I think the Angels are gonna be a decent team now that they got Albert Pujols.
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 14 diomedes 2, Sun, 12th Feb '12 6:56:03 PM from Monroeville PA
Achillesforever6
This is the year the Pirates end the streak, they nearly did it last year until that fucking game in Atlanta jinxed it! (Dumb fucking ump!) But yeah the young core is more experienced so I expect the Pirates to finish around above .500.
Also known as Achillesforever6 of Lordkat.com fame
 15 Joesolo, Sun, 12th Feb '12 7:16:06 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
"I believe the Mets are royally screwed"

Same as every year... sad
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 16 Totemic Hero, Thu, 1st Mar '12 9:07:04 PM from the next level Relationship Status: Abstaining
I have 18 Charisma!
Looks like we're getting the extra playoff berth this year after all. Not that his makes everyone happy.
"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
 17 Dynamite Ninja, Fri, 2nd Mar '12 4:13:32 PM from Jamesburg, NJ
Troping Trotter
[up] More teams need a chance to prove themselves. I see this as a good thing.
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 18 Joesolo, Fri, 2nd Mar '12 4:27:31 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
Maybe we'll get in...
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
I'm not really a baseball fan, I mean I'll maybe watch an important game once in a while, but I will admit that Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was one of the greatest games in sports that I have ever witnessed. How do you get to 2 outs, 2 strikes, 3 balls, down by two, and one final swing twice in one game, and still manage to pull out the victory? I mean I started watching it just to see if Texas would win their first WS, but after seeing the Cards come back the first time in that game, I was rooting for them the whole rest of the way.
"I'm Commander Shepard, but I guess I'm now your therapist."
 20 Joesolo, Sat, 3rd Mar '12 3:21:58 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
[up] classic ending. wink
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 21 Totemic Hero, Sat, 3rd Mar '12 3:57:32 PM from the next level Relationship Status: Abstaining
I have 18 Charisma!
Meh, I'm not the biggest fan of that sort of thing. While it makes for a great story, it raises the question of how good your team is if you let the other team get within one pitch of winning it (multiple times, in this case). It's kind of the classic maxim: when you win, you win.
"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
 22 Rainbow Matt, Tue, 6th Mar '12 2:16:14 AM from the cave of unspeakable naughtiness
Prettiest Pony :3
If my Cubbies do not win it this year I will cry! (like I do after every season) :p
Devypu's~ Big Pony :3
Troping Trotter
Once the season starts, this thread will see alot more activity.
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
 24 Rainbow Matt, Tue, 13th Mar '12 4:12:19 AM from the cave of unspeakable naughtiness
Prettiest Pony :3
I will be keeping tabs on it.
Devypu's~ Big Pony :3
Troping Trotter
The season already started.
I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
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