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yozza

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#21
Thank fuck for that.

Although im sort of fucking done with the Yankees already. Oh its the future now? Cool lets go sign another 30+ year old whose complete garbage to block a future star because that always works out. Not excited about this season at all now. I wanted to see Sanchez, Bird, Judge AND Austin. Not fucking Chris Carter and Aaron Hicks.

New York sports franchises have the dumbest owners in sports and it isnt remotely close. I dont like Hal and think hes a complete idiot(RIP George) but i will say at least hes not as bad as the Wilpons. And no one in the history of the world is as bad as that fucking no good scumbag James Dolan.
Well I'm a Mets fan, so I agree wqholeheartedly about the Wilpons. Although they may have turned a corner by going nuts out for Cespedes. Doubt they really had a choice, what with the pitching staff we have currently. If they didn't keep Cespedes on board, the pitchers would have had not run production this year. It's not like Jay Bruce has been hitting well since his move from the Reds.

I would have thought the Yankees would have at least tried to add a young bat to the organisation. Especially considering how competitive their division is at the moment. No way can they keep up with the likes of Boston and Toronto at the moment.

And don't even get me started on that dwarfish fuck nugget Dolan!!!
 

yankspurs

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#22
Well I'm a Mets fan, so I agree wqholeheartedly about the Wilpons. Although they may have turned a corner by going nuts out for Cespedes. Doubt they really had a choice, what with the pitching staff we have currently. If they didn't keep Cespedes on board, the pitchers would have had not run production this year. It's not like Jay Bruce has been hitting well since his move from the Reds.

I would have thought the Yankees would have at least tried to add a young bat to the organisation. Especially considering how competitive their division is at the moment. No way can they keep up with the likes of Boston and Toronto at the moment.

And don't even get me started on that dwarfish fuck nugget Dolan!!!
Dolan is a small, pathetic, piece of human garbage.
 

hugrr

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#23
I've just been to watch the A's Vs the Warriors tonight, didn't have a clue what was going on whatsoever. Does everyone get up & sing halfway through at all the games?
 

Dirty Ewok

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#24
I've just been to watch the A's Vs the Warriors tonight, didn't have a clue what was going on whatsoever. Does everyone get up & sing halfway through at all the games?
Yup, its tradition during the "7th inning stretch". Basically every stadium (Major League, Minors, College etc) in the US used to play "take me out to the ball game". After 9/11 lots of stadiums started played "God Bless America".

A bunch of stadiums have their own traditions, in Boston during the 8th inning the stadium does a sing a long of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", the Marlins used to play a song by Jimmy Buffett and the Orioles play a song by John Denver.
 

EJWTartanSpur

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#25
My Detroit Tigers have had a rough start to the season, but the month of June looks a lot easier and they are still somehow only 3 games back. I've been to 4 Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park, in the last season they ended up going to the World Series in 2013, and they were all great days out. With a lack of football, NFL, soon to NBA and NHL, baseball helps cover the summer months
 

WalkerboyUK

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#27
Boston Red Sox have been busted for using Apple Watch to communicate about opposition pitching.

Caught out by the Yankees for spotting catcher pitch calls and relatying to coaching staff who then signal to batter what pitch is coming.
 

WalkerboyUK

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#28
I've just been to watch the A's Vs the Warriors tonight, didn't have a clue what was going on whatsoever. Does everyone get up & sing halfway through at all the games?
Is it still a ball ache to get in/out of the Oakland stadium?!? Went in 2001 and it was like being in a herd of cattle...
 

fortworthspur

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#31
They look a really strong team. Not sure who will beat them
best hitting line-up top to bottom in the majors - no easy outs. Their pitching is pretty good. They have two Cy Young winners in the rotation but one has struggled a little since injury. No 3 and 4 pitchers are solid but not dominant.

but to answer your question, Cleveland and LA both won more games and will have home field advantage in any series with Houston. Neither will be easy.
 

Spurs 1961

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#32
best hitting line-up top to bottom in the majors - no easy outs. Their pitching is pretty good. They have two Cy Young winners in the rotation but one has struggled a little since injury. No 3 and 4 pitchers are solid but not dominant.

but to answer your question, Cleveland and LA both won more games and will have home field advantage in any series with Houston. Neither will be easy.
Not seen much this season but am catching most of the post season. Some good teams out there this year
 

fortworthspur

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#39
That's why I like watching at this time of the season. It does seem to me though that there are a lot of good young players who have emerged
yup. lets face it - with 162 games regular season baseball can be a colossal bore, and baseball was my first sporting love. but the play-offs - limited to just the best 8 teams - are usually high quality.
 
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