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MLB 2017 Season Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Dead2009, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone finds the 7th inning stretch very relaxing...

    http://www.theonion.com/article/chase-utley-takes-seventh-inning-stretch-too-serio-6882
     
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  2. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

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    The NL East must have the most youthful set of stadiums (stadia? :confused:) of any division ever. They're only 7 years old on average.

    Braves 2017
    Marlins 2012
    Mets 2009
    Nats 2008
    Phils 2004

    The oldest NL East stadium is as new as the newest NL West stadium (Padres) and 4 years newer than the newest in the AL West (Astros).
     
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  3. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I still say the Braves didnt need a new stadium. The Nationals and Marlins I can agree with and the Mets...ehh...
     
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  4. Batman

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    I agree. They could've gotten a lot more use outta Turner Field. Their time there seemed very short lived.
     
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  5. NYwdwfan

    NYwdwfan Well-Known Member

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    Citi Field is gorgeous but I LOVED Shea.
     
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  6. Batman

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    As strongly as I agree with @Dead2009 in how the Braves' transition to a new home this season seemed very premature and unnecessary... I gotta admit us NL Easter's do seem like the cool kids sporting our shiney new digs. We may be at each other's throats when we play one another individually (here's looking at you, @NYwdwfan , and our memorable Braves / Mets pennant & LCS rivalries of the late 90's). But collectively, our division's got it going on. :cool:

    Eat your heart out, rest of MLB. Eat your heart out.
     
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  7. NYwdwfan

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    I'm not sure if other teams did this - but Parking Field B at Citi Field sits where the infield at Shea was and there are plaques in the parking lot where the bases were. It's pretty awesome. I parked next to second base a few weeks ago.:cool:
     
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  8. fox_198

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    I've visited Citi Field twice to see the Marlins when they were in town. It is a very nice field with incredible options for food. The 7 train can be a little... shaky at times, but it's not that big a deal to get there for me.
     
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  9. NYwdwfan

    NYwdwfan Well-Known Member

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    But you can't beat the placement of that train station!!
     
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  10. Batman

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    Yep they did this at Turner Field, and kept the old Fulton County Stadium diamond highlighted / built into the parking lot, as well as the outfield wall left standing. All the bases had plaques, and there was even a display honoring Hank Aaron's 715th home run landing spot. When attending games at Turner, I always tried to park near the area where Marquis Grissom caught the final out in Game 6 of the 1995 WS, or at least walk over & pay respects to that sacred location. Fun times. Not sure how much of this nostalgia will remain now that the area will be used for college football.
     
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  11. Lucky

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    I passed your message on to the 5 Old Coot divisions. Their reply:
    :mad: Get off of my AstroTurf!
     
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  12. Lucky

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    More Mets pitching drama - Mets suspend Matt Harvey without pay for 3 days for violating team rules. Apparently he didn't show up for yesterday's game, which you're supposed to do even if you're not scheduled to pitch.
     
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  13. NYwdwfan

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    Management has lost control of this team.
     
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    Giants put Mark Melancon on DL. He's their new $62m (4-year) closer.
     
  15. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ya know...with the run the Orioles are making so far this year (I know, I probably just jinxed the hell out of them by saying this), they very well may have the team that wins it all....we just need to trade for some starting pitching in July for the love of god.
     
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    Tillman and Britton could be enough if they come back fully healthy.
     
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    Can't rely on just Tillman though, Bundy is proving to be a legit pitcher so far and Gausman needs to get his act together cause when he's on, he's dominant.
     
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    Now Mets closer, Jeurys Familia has an arterial clot in his shoulder and surgery is possible. The healthy pitcher's arm is becoming an endangered species. :(
     
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    Especially for the Mets this year. I wonder if they can just use a pitching machine when they're in the field.
     
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  20. Batman

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    I seriously wonder if it'll ever come to that point. Not likely in our lifetime, but eventually in the future as pitcher's arms are pushed to higher & higher standards with keeping up with evolved offense. I doubt the chances are even a fraction of this ever happening, but still, with the uptick in pitcher injuries during past seasons, it makes you stop & think...
     
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