MLB: Misc. General Thread Baseball Season 2017

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  1. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Thought we could use a non-Cubby and non-fantasy baseball thread.

    Random Spring Ramblings:

    TV Broadcasts: Seeing more home team broadcasters than normal because I've been watching some of the MLB Net spring training broadcasts. Some of these guys suck. :confused: I get that it's the home broadcast team but you are also the national telecast that day and it okay to talk SOME about the other team. Exception, the Phillie team (Kruk) is doing pretty good today especially considering they are a National League broadcast team doing a game with the American League Yanks. Maybe cause Kruk has done more national games. Anyway, gotta give them some props.

    Yankee Stuff: Gleyber Torres (thank you Cubs) will be in the starting infield by next year if he keeps up anywhere near the play he had in the fall league and his first full spring training (over .400 in both). Greg Bird looks great after missing an entire season with a shoulder tear (.439/6 HR). Gary Sanchez going just like last fall. Going to be an interesting bunch of kids to watch. :cool: Probably only an 85-90 win team with bubble playoff ceiling but building for something. Starting pitching past Tanaka is YUGE question.

    Twins: Ack. Good grief, about all the sports guys here can come up with is that this is the year that Byron Buxton "arrives" and makes an impact. He's hitting .235. Yeah, only spring training but still. Also, can Hughes comeback from injury stories. Not much else to talk about. Maybe, how much will Sano weigh? They are going to lose a lot of games and be boring doing it (again). Wondering how attendance is going to be? How many people will show up just to see if Dozier might homer or if the zillion dollar 1st baseman will hit a soft .260? :(

    Washington: Jason Wirth's hair and beard are reaching even more epic proportions after a winter of more growth :rolleyes:.
     
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    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Link?
     
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    I saw him the other day. I assume he's vying for a possible Forrest Gump remake.

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    I'll have to get back to you on that.
     
  6. BoxsterCy

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    Man, unless you have a pitcher you are wanting to see it's best to skip the last three innings of many spring games. Steady parade of Yankees batting now that even as a Yankee fan I have never heard of of.

    Neither has John Kruk, apparently, "I can hardly wait for the 25 man rosters." True that. :)
     
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    Guessing they mostly want you to buy more hats. :)
     
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    Spring training is over. 63 minutes till the first pitch of the regular season.
     
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    #10 BoxsterCy, Apr 2, 2017
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    First pitch of the season is a ball. Obviously means this is The Year of The Hitter. :oops:

    Tidbit from the game. New turf at Tampa is 1/2 - 3/4 inch shorter than the old. It's going to be maybe pretty fast. Archer already took a hard one hopper on his shin.
     
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    We are live
     
  12. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    And already completed first call review of the season in the top of the 1st. Not sure they got it right either.
     
  13. Rabbuk

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    Definitely didn't get it right
     
  14. BoxsterCy

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    Thought Tanaka versus Archer would be a pitcher's game but surprisingly Tanaka is getting completely Ta-knockaed.
     
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    I can't stand domed baseball stadiums. Does anyone else think they are dumb or is it just me?
     
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    Just turned on the FS1 game for Yanks/Rays and they have A. J. Pierzynski on the broadcast team. Not sure I am going to dig that much.
     
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    Domes are a bad joke on baseball. One of the Ray's just hit a high fly that hit the overhead catwalk and it bounced down between outfielders. Ended as a single and it should have been a flyout or a homerun, likely a flyout the way the right fielder was setting up.
     
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    Yeah yesterday the Yankees scored off a ball bouncing off the ceiling and the outfielder losing to track of it. I never liked watching the twins play at the metrodome
     
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    Are the Cub Nazis bashing the Cards fans in this thread yet?
     
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    Nope. They're not even harassing hated folks like myself...an evil Yankees fan.
     

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