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#1125 : October 13, 2012, 08:55:36 AM

Frickin' Cardinals are living right.


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#1126 : October 13, 2012, 12:05:31 PM

Frickin' Cardinals are living right.
absolutely - I found myself feeling sorry for the Nats

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#1127 : October 14, 2012, 02:23:54 AM

Frickin' Cardinals are living right.
absolutely - I found myself feeling sorry for the Nats




Management second guessing that Strasburg decision now?


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#1128 : October 14, 2012, 03:24:23 PM

While I am not one to make excuses - I would offer for consideration if the Rays were an average to good offensive team their attendance would improve significantly.  Going to a game to root in a run or two while hoping to prevent more than one run by the opposition is not attractive or appealing to those who are not ardent and well schooled of baseball fans.  And even those folks want to see offense on a fairly regular basis.
I agree.

Say this team finished right around .500 or even below possibly but with a top offense, I think the attendance would be much better than what it is now.

I think if the team was at .500, but better offense it would be a push.  I do think attendance would be better as is if we had a little more offense.   As dbuc said, it would bring in some more casual fans.

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#1129 : October 14, 2012, 03:25:23 PM

Speaking of attendance, they should move the Yankees or maybe contract them.   New York City just isn't a baseball town.


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#1130 : October 14, 2012, 08:00:19 PM

Tigers up 2-0.  Sweet.


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#1131 : October 14, 2012, 10:19:54 PM

Yanks losing always brings a smile to my face... always has and always will I suppose. 

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#1132 : October 15, 2012, 04:09:38 PM

The Tigers pitching is just too good for the Yankees. With Fister and Snachez dealing they are running into 4 top starters. The Starting pitching for the Tigers has an ERA of .96 in the playoffs thus far. With Verlander and Scherzer left, not looking food for the good ole Yankees.

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#1133 : October 15, 2012, 04:13:33 PM

Hate the Yanks, but Giradi makes a good point about MLB needing instant replay SOON.


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#1134 : October 15, 2012, 04:49:12 PM

There is absolutely no reason for MLB not to have a more encompassing replay system.  None.


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#1135 : October 15, 2012, 10:15:56 PM

as long as one avoids the 'tradition' idea - you're right

well - that and where would it stop - play calls or going to balls and strikes... fair and foul or checked swings... some days the game is slowed so much it seems to stop.  can't let it get slower.

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#1136 : October 15, 2012, 10:51:51 PM

as long as one avoids the 'tradition' idea - you're right

well - that and where would it stop - play calls or going to balls and strikes... fair and foul or checked swings... some days the game is slowed so much it seems to stop.  can't let it get slower.




That is basically the leagues argument.  But as Giradi pointed out, it takes up more time for him to go out and argue and ultimately get tossed, than it would to do a replay.


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#1137 : October 16, 2012, 09:16:20 AM

as long as one avoids the 'tradition' idea - you're right

well - that and where would it stop - play calls or going to balls and strikes... fair and foul or checked swings... some days the game is slowed so much it seems to stop.  can't let it get slower.

Can't do balls and strikes, but fair/foul, HR's, and outs should all be reviewable.


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#1138 : October 16, 2012, 10:05:52 AM

There would be arguing even with replay so I think that negates Girardi's argument.  My problem with replay is that I see plenty of questionable calls in football which are not or can not be overturned.   And there would be in baseball as well.   Balls and strikes are a major bone of contention.  As dbuc stated, the pace of play in baseball is a major problem right now and they need to find a way to improve that especially for the in stadium fan experience.

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#1139 : October 17, 2012, 11:37:23 AM

Verlander was studdin' last night.

How about that final pitch from Coke?  Filthy.

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