Spring training!

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  1. 4His_glory

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    Pitchers and catchers report today I believe. Anyone getting excited about baseball yet?
    Go Tigers!
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    After this week, I am so excited to see the pitchers and catchers report!

    btw, You had a typo in your post it's spelled YANKEES, not tigers :laugh:
     
  3. Andy T.

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    Yes.............
     
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    Considering the cold and icy weather we been having here, anything to do with spring sounds great to me.
     
  5. Tom Bryant

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    come on down and we'll visit the spring training sites. What better way to spend a vacation!
     
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    When I think about the start of MLB season, I have the song " Centerfield" go through my head.


    "Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
    Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
    Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

    Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin' it from the bench;
    You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out.
    So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio;
    Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.


    Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
    You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
    Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun;
    (pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!"


    You know the song- now you will be singing it :thumbs:
     
  7. TomVols

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    I think Reds' P and C report this weekend and the position players report on Tues/Wed. I'm excited and will be even more happy when the Reds shore up their starting rotation. That should occur sometime around July 4.....of 2009 :laugh:

    Go REDS! 2008 NL CENTRAL CHAMPS!

    (A guy can wish, can't he?)
     
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    My friend and I will go to wtach Tigers game in Lakeland on Saturday March 1.

    I predict Tigers will win 100 games this season, and win division this year.

    GO TIGERS!!!

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20 - Amen!
     
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    Tank, You really should work on your singing voice.

    Thank God for Spring training. Its the only good baseball Fla. will get to see this year!
    I just love listening to all the predictions that people will have to eat in or by September...
     
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    Hey! I resemble that remark :):laugh:
     
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    About this time of year, I start getting excited... baseball is on the way!

    As a life-long Cubs fan, I can only hope that this year, the 100-year anniversary of our last World Series, will be THE year!

    However, being a Cubs fan, I am also realistic... I'm just shooting for a repeat Central title! From early indications, the NL Central looks to be wide open...
     
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    Who said the following?

    I still can't figure out how the man who said the above has a job as the manager of a professional baseball team. If I were the fan of this team, I would be doing this, :BangHead: ,every single day.
     
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    Sounds like a classic Dusty Baker line to me.
     
  14. Andy T.

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    That is Dusty Baker in the quote. In defense of Dusty, I think what he is trying to say is that sometimes it is better to get a big hit than to merely draw a walk. If there is a guy on 2nd and 3rd, I would rather my big slugger get a 2-run single than to draw a walk in that situation. Wouldn't you?
     
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    Yeah, it's Dusty. "Clogging up the basepaths" gives it away.

    I don't think that's what he's trying to say, but I admit that I'm not really sure what he's trying to say, because what he actually said doesn't make any sense.

    I don't understand how you can be "big" on scoring runs and driving them in, but down on "clogging up the bases" with men who will score the runs by providing an opportunity for others to drive them in. Is there another way to score runs I don't know about? Maybe what Dusty really wants is to have a team of guys who do nothing but hit solo home runs.
     
  16. Andy T.

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    I think there is such a thing as clogging up the bases. In my situation above, if the slugger walks and never gets that 2-run single and the next guy gets out (or hits into a DP), then the guy who walked merely clogged up the bases with no runs to show for, but his OBP sure looks sweet!
     
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    Hey, that's what his Cubs teams did every year!
     
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    I think I've heard most of this stuff before...

    Actually, I hope (out of pure pity for friends who are Cubs fans) that they win something next year. I think the curse of the goat has been so sucessful that it deserves a 100-year run (or is it a limp?) to its (at least partial) credit. :thumbs:
     
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    Let's give these sluggers names. Let's call them Ken Griffey Jr and Adam Dunn.

    I agree that Griffey drawing a walk, then watching in horror as Dunn hits into an inning-ending DP is a terrible thing. Adam Dunn hitting into double-plays brings many tears and much sadness to Reds fans everywhere. What a jerk he is for doing that. Shame on you, Adam Dunn!

    But, the biggest jerk of all here is Griffey. I mean, come on! He shouldn't have been trying to draw a walk in the first place! I mean, seriously, what kind of a jerk draws a walk to try and get himself a sweet OBP when he knows that the guy behind him is just going to hit into a DP?

    Right you are, Andy. Who needs guys like Griffey clogging up the basepaths when there are guys like Dunn that hit into doubleplays?

    So, Griff should always try to get a hit instead of clogging up the basepaths. And if he makes an out instead of walking and Dunn hits a bases-clearing double, and the Reds only score 2 instead of the 3 they could have scored if Griff had clogged up the bases with a walk, and the Reds lose 3-2 in 10 innings because Jose Reyes hit a solo homer in the 10th, at least Griff will have the satisfaction of knowing that he's not a baseclogger.
     
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    Always good to see a fellow life-long Cubs fan around the board :wavey:
     

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