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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 11:32 am

La Russa calls it quits
Quote:
Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a
dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers.

"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," the 67-year-old La Russa said at a news conference at Busch Stadium.

The World Series win over Texas was the third of La Russa's 33-year career. The manager guided the Cardinals to
the championship despite being 10½ games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25 for the final playoff spot in the National League.

La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, 35 behind second-place John McGraw. In addition to this season, he won
championships in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006.

"Other than some of the personal attachments, I feel good," La Russa said. "I feel good that this is the right decision."
(espn)
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 12:37 pm
@Region Philbis,
Any further information on the cerebral hemmorhage he suffered in game five?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 06:36 pm
Baseball’s ultimate free-agent tracker 2012

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AtLX.jYgQyX_2dO5H.H1a58RvLYF?slug=jp-passan_ultimate_free_agent_tracker_baseball_110211

I'm excited. the Royals may be pertinent this season...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 12:57 pm
RIP Bob Forsch...

"Talk about a terrible shock. It was only last Friday when Bob Forsch took the mound at Busch Stadium and threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the World Series."

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Bob-Forsch-dies-one-week-after-throwing-Game-7-;_ylt=AhQebyhWg_7Ko_rYwenUMuoRvLYF?urn=mlb-wp26414


"He won 20 games in 1977, threw two no-hitters — one in 1978 and one in 1983 — and finished with 168 wins and a 3.76 career ERA. He's the only Cardinals pitcher who threw multiple no-hitters with the team"
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2011 07:51 pm
news of the absurd...

the Phillies sign a designated hitter.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-phillies-thome

WTF???
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 08:52 am
@Rockhead,

well, he already did his cleveland curtain call...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 7 Nov, 2011 04:02 pm
@Region Philbis,
hot damn. they did it...

of all the trades out there on the rumor mill, this one appealed most to me. Ima miss Melky, but...

Royals send OF Cabrera to Giants for LHP Sanchez
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-giants-royalstrade

I've liked Sanchez for a while. he was a flying squirrel for a reason...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2011 07:52 pm
Zambrano to be a royal???

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/The-Royals-are-in-ultra-scavenger-mode-and-tha;_ylt=AtUzvWnJVHvG50IwP1rUhLMHU84F?urn=mlb-wp26629

next season might be fun even if we don't contend. dugout fights, and everything...

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2011 11:10 pm
wow.

as crappy as my life in America is, at least we don't have crazy **** like this...

Nationals catcher Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AjshXx7EIwxDYV32eBt9u80RvLYF?slug=ap-venezuela-ramos-abducted

"Ramos, a 24-year-old who just finished his rookie season, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state"
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2011 06:10 am
@Rockhead,

mind boggling.
hope the bastids get what they want and release him unscathed...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2011 10:21 pm
@Region Philbis,
Venezuela: Major leaguer Wilson Ramos rescued

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)—Venezuelan police rescued Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos on Friday, two days after he was kidnapped, officials announced.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AueKA0F3olO36bsVs5BvCLcRvLYF?slug=txvenezuelaramosabduct
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2011 06:11 pm
they are fixing to really screw up baseball.



"Baseball will be making major changes in the next two years — adding two teams to the playoffs, moving the Houston Astros to the American League and extending inter-league play to September.

The expanded playoffs could come as early as next year. That will put 10 teams in the postseason, requiring a new wild-card playoff round that probably will be one game, winner take all."

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-owners


dammit Bud...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2011 08:20 pm
@Rockhead,

yeah, it's good the way it is now.
wish they'd leave it be...
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2011 08:53 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

they are fixing to really screw up baseball.

Yeah, it's like they're putting a sampler of the stupidest ideas together in one package and presenting them to the fans all at once. With inter-league play going on all year, this marks the end of the leagues -- in effect, we'll end up with the American Conference and the National Conference. And a one-game play-in for wild cards just means that the fifth-best teams in each league can end up in the world series. Whoop-de-doo.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2011 10:14 am
@joefromchicago,

and at some point they'll either eliminate the DH, or add it to the NL...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2011 05:10 pm
@Region Philbis,
I think the DH goes league wide, but would prefer it to go away. ($$$$ talks)

maybe Philly got the jump on everybody with their new DH...

the Royals are gonna make some noise in 2012. first Sanchez, then the Chenster, now this...

Broxton, Royals agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AhDLTirXXGGGQZzC8VI_aKsRvLYF?slug=ap-royals-broxton
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:03 pm
uh oh....

SEC targets Marlins’ shady business

"For two decades now, Major League Baseball has funded its rise from corporate slacker to gilded cash cow on the backs of taxpayers bullied into building new stadiums. It’s a marvel the government took so long to sniff out the rot that emanates from these deals, though not much of a surprise that the Miami Marlins were the target when they did.

The Security and Exchange Commission on Thursday launched guided warheads at the Marlins, requesting the team’s financial records, communications with MLB officials including commissioner Bud Selig, minutes of meetings with local government leaders and political campaign-contribution information, according to a report in the Miami Herald..."

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Anuz_4XePbmGINAEPe46TmcRvLYF?slug=jp-passan_marlins_sec_stadium_malfeasance_120211
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sun 4 Dec, 2011 05:19 pm
@Rockhead,
Jeff Loria is a freebooting scoundrel and a black spot on humanity, not just on major league baseball. It's about time he and the rest of his kindred class of extortionate professional sports moguls were investigated.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 05:07 am
@joefromchicago,

looks like he bought himself a shortstop in the meanwhile.
6 years, $106 mill...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 01:24 pm
they finally let Ronnie in the hall. too bad he can't be here to accept the award...

Santo elected to Hall of Fame by veterans panel

"Santo was a nine-time All-Star, hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves. He was a Cubs broadcaster for two decades, beloved by his fans eagerly rooting for his favorite team on the air."

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-halloffame
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