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If I knew what any of this meant, I'd be excited.
 
#2 El Presidente, Feb 14, 2018
I'm excited. I like my baseball. I can have it on and not watch it. If something happens, they will show it to me multiple times. I really like all sports. It's the only thing I watch on tv. I was not the greatest ball player but it was my best sport. And, I enjoyed playing the game as well as coaching years later. I'm a Royals fan. I've followed them through many years of bad times. They had a few years of success so I guess they have me hooked for another forty year dry run. :)
 
#3 olbriar, Feb 14, 2018
MLB network will have a game between the AZ Diamondback squad and University of AZ

I have At Bat and on iOS you can also get classic games. They had some Yankee and Dodger games with Mel Allen and Red Barber. Vin Scully was there with game 1 of the 1988 WS, where Kirk Gibson hit that clutch home run.
 
#4 zuben el genub, Feb 14, 2018
I really don't like watching past games. Maybe highlights of specific games, but not the whole game. I can't wait for a warm evening, a beer, a hot dog and a game. I don't care who wins, it's just fun.
 
#5 lunatic59, Feb 14, 2018
IMG_20170728_212238.jpg Whoop! Baseball!
 
#6 Clementine_3, Feb 14, 2018
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#8 olbriar, Feb 14, 2018
pitcher
[pich-er]
noun
a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip, for holding and pouring liquids.
 
#9 mikedt, Feb 14, 2018
A nice cold pitcher and a ball game. What could be better?
 
#10 lunatic59, Feb 15, 2018 at 7:43 AM
Alternative facts:
container - ball player with glove to hold the ball on the mound
handle/spout - throwing arm worth lots'o $$$
holding (hiding ball) and pouring liquids - throwing major heaters to the batter in order to strike that bad boy out.
 
#11 Clementine_3, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:52 AM
I do like some of the old ones. It isn't so much the game as the announcers. They called the game even if televised. A lot of the color announcers carry the main part of the discussion and you never hear the ball and strike count.
 
#12 zuben el genub, Feb 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM


This, so much this. Now if we only knew who we'd be fielding on opening day. :rolleyes:
 
#13 shalemail, Feb 15, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Baseball ... it's like life-sized chess with beer. :D

This guy has some serious stuff.

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#14 lunatic59, Feb 15, 2018 at 9:34 AM
Only 198 days until Husker Football season! :oops:
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#15 Bg260, Feb 15, 2018 at 2:03 PM
 
#16 lunatic59, Feb 15, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Classic!
 
#17 Clementine_3, Feb 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM
IMG_20171218_172028.jpg Whoop! Nunez is coming back for another year (maybe two)!
 
#18 Clementine_3, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:44 AM
Jane Austin would be proud
 
#19 psionandy, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:07 PM
I read an article today about the Royal. They predict a zero chance of post season. Stands to reason. They have and are shopping all of their talent. Lorenzo is the only one to land somewhere. But I suspect the others will find a new home as well. Obviously, they don't plan on making a run this year. I'll watch and root for them anyway. I have been and will remain a steadfast fan. Even though they are likely to be the Royals farm club for a few decades.
 
#20 olbriar, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:31 PM
There is something really messed up with baseball economics lately. The Sox, with huge cash advantages over many (most) other teams, is nickel and diming players. Seriously, taking Mookie Betts to arbitration, over $2mm, when he is a legit MVP candidate every year. Makes sense. :rolleyes: I guess they are feeling burned from previous big $$ contracts to the likes of Fat Panda and Carl Crawford. Any fan could have told you they wouldn't fit in or succeed here. Dirt dogs not only survive here, they thrive here.
 
#21 Unforgiven, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:49 PM
I do spend a lot of time just shaking head at some of it. Fat panda. umm. Yeah, who really though that's was a deal to make? Ugh
 
#22 Clementine_3, Feb 16, 2018 at 8:04 PM
That's why I've always liked the Phillies organization. Good or bad they tend to bring players up through the farm system and not shop around for "stars" that just suck the budget out of the team. After they won the Series in '08 they had some serious money to spend and if you ask me ruined themselves with it. Now they are only getting back to building from within. It's starting to get fun. :)
 
#23 lunatic59, Feb 16, 2018 at 8:09 PM
The kid is a Braves fan, they have a lot of good players and are rebuilding the right way.
I used to like the Yankees (teenager, cut me some) but got tired of that hot mess (late '70-80s) and changed teams. Who better to change to than Boston? They have a good farm system but not many are ready yet. I'd be fine with rebuilding years instead of some bonehead deal. Nunnie's a good deal, Martinez (JD) not so much (they tried to go there).
 
#24 Clementine_3, Feb 16, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Ugh ... the Braves' "tomahawk chop" chant drives me up the wall. :oops:
 
#25 lunatic59, Feb 16, 2018 at 8:20 PM