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Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
« Reply #250 on: September 28, 2011, 12:50:19 pm »
It also comes down to tonight for the Braves and Cardinals for the wild card spot.  Or a play-off game between them if they both win tonight.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #251 on: September 28, 2011, 01:29:15 pm »
    At least the Braves won't be facing Cliff Lee tonight.  And I have to say, I had mixed feelings when they faced him Monday night.  After all, he is from just down the road apiece.  And appears to be one of the really good guys in baseball.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #252 on: September 28, 2011, 02:33:02 pm »
    What a day for baseball!!!  Both wildcards to be decided, or may go to a one-game playoff tomorrow.  Nail biting time!!!

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #253 on: September 28, 2011, 08:02:15 pm »
    OMG!  I have a sore throat, I can't keep screaming at the tv like this.  What exciting games for the wildcard spots.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #254 on: September 28, 2011, 09:44:20 pm »
    The two biggest September combacks in MLB history:

    2011 Cardinals 10 1/2 games
    2011 Rays 9 games

    No need for tiebreaker games. It's all over but the cryin'.

    What a game. What a night. What a September. What a season. I love this game. It just doesn't get any better than halfway empty playoff brackets until the last night of the season.

    Now I have to watch my e-mail for NLCS tickets. I can't make it to the NLDS, but I'm hoping to roll over Philly. We're one of only two teams in the National League with a winning record against them this season. They don't intimidate me.

    I went to the 2006 NLCS. I'm trying for another. Maybe this time I can get World Series tickets!! There's absolutely nothing in sports like a playoff game in STL.

    Go Cards!!
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #255 on: September 29, 2011, 08:20:46 am »
    I thought Tyler Kepner, the NY Times baseball writer, put it well in his tweet about last night: "I feel bad for people who don't like baseball. Greatest game ever." Amen! Especially when it works out the way I want it to.
      
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #256 on: September 29, 2011, 11:54:14 am »
    *Sighs* The grace period in Boston is over.
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #257 on: September 29, 2011, 02:49:49 pm »
    I was totally disgusted with Boston's playing over the past month.  They didn't deserve the playoffs.  Hope not making the playoffs doesn't ruin Jacoby's shot at MVP.

    Baseball season is over for me...

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #258 on: September 29, 2011, 04:39:43 pm »
    I was totally disgusted with Boston's playing over the past month.  They didn't deserve the playoffs.  Hope not making the playoffs doesn't ruin Jacoby's shot at MVP.

    Baseball season is over for me...

    No, no, SM - there are still teams to cheer AGAINST to finish up the season  ;)

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #259 on: September 29, 2011, 05:46:58 pm »
    I was totally disgusted with Boston's playing over the past month.  They didn't deserve the playoffs.



    I felt the same way about the Brave's play at the end of the season.

    No, no, SM - there are still teams to cheer AGAINST to finish up the season  ;)

    Yep, there are.  Go Phillies as I will now be able to wholeheartedly support Cliff Lee's team. (Which of course means rooting against the Cards.)

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #260 on: September 29, 2011, 06:35:43 pm »
    I'll watch what I can of the Division Series, more than likely with the sound down as I write if I'm not out covering a game.
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #261 on: September 29, 2011, 07:31:45 pm »
    Go Cards!
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #262 on: September 29, 2011, 07:42:41 pm »
    I feel bad for the Tampa Bay fans who left early. They only missed out on one of the greatest moments in their franchise's history.
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #263 on: September 29, 2011, 10:12:29 pm »
    Well, Cliff Lee may have grown up just a few miles from me, but I still can't bring myself to root for the Phillies.  A Dbacks-Rays series could be fun, though.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #264 on: September 30, 2011, 04:50:25 am »
    I feel bad for the Tampa Bay fans who left early. They only missed out on one of the greatest moments in their franchise's history.

    If they left early they weren't true fans.  :D

    I would like no Yankees or Phillies in the Series. . . . . . ::)

    The Diamondbacks logos/uniforms are very creative I think. . . . .

    But mostly, I'm looking forward to next season. . .. Go Nats!

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #265 on: September 30, 2011, 05:57:23 am »
    Well, Cliff Lee may have grown up just a few miles from me, but I still can't bring myself to root for the Phillies.  A Dbacks-Rays series could be fun, though.

    Looks like we will be at odds then.  Nothing new about that when it comes to sports, tho.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #266 on: September 30, 2011, 06:30:12 am »

    I felt the same way about the Brave's play at the end of the season.

    Yep, there are.  Go Phillies as I will now be able to wholeheartedly support Cliff Lee's team. (Which of course means rooting against the Cards.)

    I love you and II anyway, but I was thinking more along the lines of cheering against the Yankees  ;D  I do think the Phillies are going to be tough to beat, but the Cards did it during the season so hopefully they can keep it up!

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #267 on: September 30, 2011, 08:23:30 am »
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #268 on: September 30, 2011, 06:02:29 pm »
    MLB channel just said that Terry Francona is no longer manager of the Red Sox. That didn't take long.  :o

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #269 on: September 30, 2011, 06:52:46 pm »
    Rain delay in Tigers/Yankees game. I was so happy that the Tigers got a 1st inning homer............as a life-long Yankee hater, that was nice.
    I'm looking forward to the Phils/Cards game..........Maybe we can get lucky & Doc will pitch another no hitter in the 1st game of the post season!! WOO HOO LET'S GO PHILS!!  ;D ;D
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #270 on: October 01, 2011, 09:03:23 am »
    How about a shout-out for the BREWERS. The bash brothers, Braun and Fielder, and fab pitching. They'll take the series -- and you heard it here first.

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #271 on: October 01, 2011, 11:52:47 am »
    How about a shout-out for the BREWERS. The bash brothers, Braun and Fielder, and fab pitching. They'll take the series -- and you heard it here first.

    I certainly think they're the NL team most likely to give my Phillies problems, so I'm slightly in favor of the Diamondbacks knocking them off. ;)

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #272 on: October 01, 2011, 08:02:47 pm »
    I feel bad for the Tampa Bay fans who left early. They only missed out on one of the greatest moments in their franchise's history.

    Tampa Bay has fans? That's a newsflash. Last I checked, all they had were bandwagon jumpers.
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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #273 on: October 02, 2011, 06:35:37 am »
    Good baseball games yesterday!  Halladay was a machine after getting tapped for the 3-run homer in the 1st.  Cards added a little excitement in the bottom of the 9th...

    Nog, do you know what the circle B patch is for on the Phillie uniforms?

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    Re: 2011 Major League Baseball season thread
    « Reply #274 on: October 02, 2011, 10:38:06 am »
    Good baseball games yesterday!  Halladay was a machine after getting tapped for the 3-run homer in the 1st.  Cards added a little excitement in the bottom of the 9th...

    Nog, do you know what the circle B patch is for on the Phillie uniforms?

    The B is for two members of the Buck family who passed away, both being members of the Phillies' management: Alexander "Whip" Buck and J. Mahlon "Jim" Buck. (I had to look that up, as I knew it was for someone in management and not a player or coach, but didn't remember the specifics.)

    PS: That at-bat by Ryan Howard that put the Phillies in the lead was a classic battle (with a great outcome). :)
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