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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 10:29 am
@panzade,
Quote:
The Rays again are a force to be reckoned with.
your 3rd baseman insists you go to tonight's game, panz...
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 10:58 am
@Region Philbis,
Evan Longoria: "I'm not trying to say that we have bad fans or any of that because, believe me, I've been here since '06 and I love the Tampa Bay community."

OK, I'll say it then: Tampa Bay has bad fans. I can assure you that, if the Cubs were in first place by half a game with six games remaining, there would be more than 23,000 fans in Wrigley Field. Hell, there are more than 23,000 fans in Wrigley Field when the Cubs are mired in fifth place and 16 games back. The Rays' owners need to start considering other places where the locals might appreciate and support a major league baseball team. Maybe San Antonio. Or Portland. Or Nome, Alaska.
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 11:19 am
@joefromchicago,
You are sooo right...and the Marlins fans are even worse...in fact, the whole state of Florida doesn't deserve to have a baseball team.
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 11:21 am
@Region Philbis,
Quote:
your 3rd baseman insists you go to tonight's game, panz...


gotta support the Marlins tonight. Very Happy
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 11:21 am
@joefromchicago,
There would be 23,000 Cubs fans ouside a sold out stadium I bet if they were so close to the playoff contention.

I second your idea to move the Rays out of their present city and away from those ingrates. Look how they treat the Marlins as well so soon after their own World Series.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 03:45 am
@tsarstepan,

even more of a puzzlement when a check of the standings reveals that TB has the best record in all of baseball this morning...
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 08:20 am
@Region Philbis,
Listening to the Rays game last night the announcers were pretty shook up. Tonight there's a huge free ticket give away. They figured they might get half a stadium.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 09:05 am
A pretty persuasive argument on the subject: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqSUpfXsvkioKbnIEeDD2uQ5nYcB?slug=jp-raysfans092810
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 09:11 am
@Gargamel,
so true
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 12:52 pm
@panzade,

would hate to see them get caught up in some future contraction, but it may come to that...
Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 02:36 pm
@Region Philbis,
Right? The irony is that they're a baseball purists's dream: first-rate pitching, small ball mentality, homegrown talent. They've got loads of people across the country hoping they win a championship. And not just because the Yankees are great big pieces of ****.
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 02:56 pm
The Marlins. Used to go to their games. Loved them. Home grown talent, some Latin players, a great eye for upcoming talent.
Great pitching.
Twice.
They win the big show and the team is dismantled.
I don't even follow them anymore.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 07:59 pm
the Pads and the Rockies are pulling a fade.

looks like the Gents in the west, and Braves for WC...

the Phils still look like the team to beat over there.

I'd like to be a Tampa fan, but they dropped the devil outta there, and that kinda says it all...

mebbe I'll root with B till the series.

or be a twinkie booster.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 05:15 pm

mets brass fixin' to axe manager & GM...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 11:17 am
I musta missed the Joe Torre announcement.

read today that "acting manager" Ausmus did blah blah blah...

went and found a coupla articles, but. I say but.

I can't see him being done.

just done in LA...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 02:12 pm
@Rockhead,

he doesn't look it, but he did turn 70 this year.
retirement beckons, me thinks...

R(i would if i were him)P
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 10:11 pm
going into Sunday's final games, 2 playoff spots hang in the balance.

The Padres still must win Sunday at the Giants to have a shot at the division title. If Atlanta then loses again Sunday to the Phillies, the Giants and Padres would both celebrate playoff berths simultaneously at AT&T Parkā€”the winner as the West champion, loser as the wild card.

If both the Padres and Braves win Sunday, San Francisco would play at San Diego on Monday to determine the West champion and the loser would play at Atlanta on Tuesday for the wild card.

If the Padres and Braves lose, there would be a one-game tiebreaker in Atlanta on Monday night for the wild card.

you got all that?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:17 am
@Rockhead,

if i got it figured right, i'm rootin' for sandy and hotlanta to either both win or both lose today.
my reasoning is two-fold:
1. give bobby cox one last playoff
b. ya can't beat those monday tie-breakers

edit
yanks-rays are all knotted up with one to play.
the sawx have a say in how that goes...
let's see if i got this right --
if they both win or both lose, the rays finish 1st because they won the season series against NY.
if NY wins and the rays lose, NY hosts texas.
if TB wins and NY loses, minnie hosts NY...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 09:52 am
@Region Philbis,
one would suppose that hosting Texas is the goal.

they suck on the road.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 12:31 pm
hmmm.

Phils are pitching by committee today.

Hamels went two scoreless, then Oswalt...

2-1 so far.

phils
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