Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  61    62    63    64    65    66    67  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: MLB 2016 - PLAY BALL!!!

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/3/2011 at 02:35 PM
quote:
Ah The Brow. When I was a kid I would sneak down to the seats behind the plate so I could listen to him heckle the opposing team.

Herbie - I caught him coming off the field once and wanted his autograph. I had my ticket stub in one hand and my program under my arm. All he saw was the ticket stub in my hand. When I asked him he says:

"Yeah but I can't sign that damn little thing".

For about 10 years (1979-1989) I would meet Herbie before the game on Opening Day at the Stadium Bar. I'd buy him a couple beers and he'd give me a report on the condition of the field. He was a lot of fun and he loved the notoriaty, but sadly he was pretty much a drunk when he wasn't doing his thing on the field. He told me that a lot of times he'd just spend the night in the stadium because he really had no place to go.

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/3/2011 at 11:32 PM
OK, one more thing about Tiger Stadium, then I'm done. This, from today's Detroit News:

quote:
Old Tiger Stadium gets a spring cleaning
Mark Hicks / The Detroit News

The old Tiger Stadium site just underwent a bit of spring cleaning.

At least 60 volunteers from local groups including Motor City Blight Busters and the Mower Gang spent a few hours today helping restore the legendary site.

The crews brought shovels and tools to clear brush and whack weeds. They collected 84 bags of debris and installed donated baseball bases, said Tom Nardone, founder of the Mower Gang, which rehabs city parks. "It just looks a lot nicer and cleaner."

The groups also planted more than 1,000 sunflower seeds along the former outfield fence line. Corn could be added when the weather warms, Nardone said.

"By midsummer there should be a fence of sunflowers and corn like the 'Field of Dreams,'" he said, referring to the 1989 baseball film.


From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110403/METRO01/104030338/Old-Tiger-Stadium-get s-a-spring-cleaning#ixzz1IVfMEMSC

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 17356
(17411 all sites)
Registered: 9/9/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/4/2011 at 06:02 AM
Rangers bludgeon the BOSOX for 3 straight to start the season. Sweet. If the pitching can hold up, this could be our year.

 

____________________
Ask not for whom the bell tolls

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/4/2011 at 09:23 AM
I know it is early, but this is kinda funny. Orioles in first and Sox & Rays in last.

AL EAST STANDINGS

Baltimore Orioles 3-0
Toronto Blue Jays 2-1
New York Yankees 2-1
Tampa Bay Rays 0-3
Boston Red Sox 0-3

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/4/2011 at 01:24 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/646090-the-hottest-fan-bases-of-major-le ague-baseball

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 82609
(82968 all sites)
Registered: 4/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/4/2011 at 06:06 PM
quote:
Rangers bludgeon the BOSOX for 3 straight to start the season


ME ---- >

 

____________________

RIP Cindy Fischer
RIP Hugh Duty
RIP John Ott

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11252
(11270 all sites)
Registered: 3/8/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/4/2011 at 06:14 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
I cannot believe they played ball in the Bronx today but the good guys one so all was good!!!


My first - and only - game at old Yankee Stadium was on Easter Sunday in '07 when I was in NYC for the Beacon final weekend and I sat in the right field bleachers with all the Dominican gangbangers - and it snowed.

I didn't care. I was in Yankee Stadium......Hallowed Ground it there ever was any.

Still kills me
I havent been to the new house yet. Not sure if I ever will..

I felt the same way about Tiger Stadium. It took me 5 years before I ever went to a game at Comerica Park. I still love my memories of the old stadium, but I have to admit the new park is outstanding.

[Edited on 4/3/2011 by bob1954]


I told myself for years I was gonna get to Tiger Stadium and never did.

Still kicking myself....

 

____________________
"Love Like You've Never Been Hurt"-Satchel Paige

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9924
(11064 all sites)
Registered: 1/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/5/2011 at 07:33 PM
The oblique -- not to be found on football, basketball or hockey players, but only on those overpaid hypochondriacs known as baseball players

interesting AP article entitled "The Injury Bug" -- about how strained obliques have taken the measure of numerous ballplayers in the young season --

the year's best so far -- Ubaldo Jiminez, unable to pitch because of "a tender thumb on his pitching hand brought on by a cracked cuticle"

will see about getting that link

I love the game of baseball -- it's the crybabies who play it I don't like -- I mean they're just out of spring training, they're supposed to be in top physical condition -- it's not like baseball is a contact sport, or one that involves a lot of running/cutting/lateral movement etc.

don't like being negative, but the culture of injury in modern-day baseball has detracted from the game for older fans -- really won't beat this dead horse this year

 

____________________
"I know y'all came to hear our songs, we like to play 'em for you but without Gregg here it's really hard for us to do. He sings & plays so much & does such a good job. He's really sick, 103* He might've come, but no one would let him." Duane

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9924
(11064 all sites)
Registered: 1/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/5/2011 at 07:35 PM
So far in 2011, oblique injuries a common problem
JANIE McCAULEY,AP Baseball Writer


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Manager Bob Geren is already giving out daily injury updates for the Oakland Athletics as he did all last year. So far, though, pretty much just for a pair of key relief pitchers: 2009 AL Rookie of the Year Andrew Bailey and hard-throwing righty Rich Harden.

It's not much different across the bay in San Francisco, where right fielder Cody Ross and bearded closer and 2010 majors saves leader Brian Wilson are down for the reigning World Series champions.

From the Bay Area to Tampa Bay, and Seattle in the Northwest to Milwaukee in the Midwest, many high-profile faces are on baseball's sidelines in early April for the opening weeks of the season.

While some years seem to feature more sore shoulders or pulled hamstrings, strained oblique muscles those side abdominal muscles running along the ribs are a common culprit across the league less than a week into 2011.

The Rays placed All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique muscle the same injury Wilson hopes to return from soon. Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is also on the DL with the injury.

The Astros' J.A. Happ and Atlanta right-hander Jair Jurrjens are two others nursing oblique strains. Like Longoria, Jurrjens went on the disabled list Sunday.

"Certainly there are a lot of oblique injuries right now more than typically what you see," Giants athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. "I'm not 100 percent sure why, whether it's the kind of training players are doing, a lack of training, or if it's just random. Four or five years ago, you saw a lot of Achilles' injuries. Guys are in tune to their core (muscles), so it could be an overuse thing. It's something we have to look at. We have one right now, and that's one too many."

In St. Louis, Cardinals cleanup hitter Matt Holliday is recuperating from an appendectomy last Friday. The All-Star slugger assured his club he didn't need a DL stint and he hopes to be back in the lineup as soon as this weekend.

The Marlins said Tuesday that slugger Mike Stanton is missing time this week with a mild hamstring strain, while Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez has a tender thumb on his pitching hand from a cracked cuticle.

The heavily favored Philadelphia Phillies are without All-Star second baseman Chase Utley because of an injured knee and closer Brad Lidge with a strained shoulder, while the Brewers are also down pitcher Zack Greinke their biggest offseason prize as he recovers from a cracked rib.

White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore, Mets left fielder Jason Bay and Padres ace Mat Latos are among the other stars who are out.

So many big-name pitchers are pushing themselves to heal in a hurry, too. Former NL Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb, now with the AL champion Texas Rangers, is working to return from a 2009 shoulder injury that kept him out all of last season. And Mets ace Johan Santana is sidelined until at least midsummer following shoulder surgery.

Yankees reliever Pedro Feliciano is on the DL for the first time in his career as he begins his ninth big league season after signing an $8 million, two-year free agent deal with New York in January. The lefty led the majors in appearances each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 92 appearances in 2010 for the Mets.

The Mariners are minus closer David Aardsma as he recovers from hip surgery and Gold Glove center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, on the 15-day disabled list with stomach gastritis.

The AL West rival A's used the disabled list 23 times last season, two shy of the franchise record set in 2008 but Oakland's brass is optimistic added depth on the current roster will help solve the problem this year.

The A's got a big scare in Friday night's season-opening 6-2 loss to the Mariners when catcher Kurt Suzuki went down with a mild left ankle sprain after being clobbered by a scoring Miguel Olivo. It looked much worse, like he might have hurt his lower back or knees.

The durable Suzuki was back in the lineup the next day.

"I thought it was his knee," Geren said. "That was one of those injuries where it was good news."

With only a handful of games in the books so far for most clubs, many managers are already talking about backup plans and the importance of giving players "strategic nights off," as new Seattle skipper Eric Wedge put it when referring to Olivo. The catcher is recovering from a groin injury and came in to pinch-run for Adam Moore in Saturday night's victory against the A's.

Olivo ran the bases during Seattle's winning ninth-inning rally, and that was enough to make Wedge a little nervous. Infielder Adam Kennedy would likely be the next catcher and he has no experience as a backstop.

"I threw it out there the other day and Adam Kennedy jumped up and said, 'I'll do it.' So, I said, 'You got it,'" Wedge said.

Yet managers around the league certainly hope they don't have to go to such second and third options at this early stage. For some, there's been no choice.

 

____________________
"I know y'all came to hear our songs, we like to play 'em for you but without Gregg here it's really hard for us to do. He sings & plays so much & does such a good job. He's really sick, 103* He might've come, but no one would let him." Duane

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5403
(5410 all sites)
Registered: 2/2/2008
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/5/2011 at 07:39 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
I cannot believe they played ball in the Bronx today but the good guys one so all was good!!!


My first - and only - game at old Yankee Stadium was on Easter Sunday in '07 when I was in NYC for the Beacon final weekend and I sat in the right field bleachers with all the Dominican gangbangers - and it snowed.

I didn't care. I was in Yankee Stadium......Hallowed Ground it there ever was any.

Still kills me
I havent been to the new house yet. Not sure if I ever will..

I felt the same way about Tiger Stadium. It took me 5 years before I ever went to a game at Comerica Park. I still love my memories of the old stadium, but I have to admit the new park is outstanding.

[Edited on 4/3/2011 by bob1954]


I told myself for years I was gonna get to Tiger Stadium and never did.

Still kicking myself....


What kills me is the charade that these new stadiums are privately financed. With taxes, bonds, etc in one way or another we are all paying the tab for new stadiums that hold fewer people (an attempt to get rid of the rif-raff in exchange for corporate boxes that are tax subsidized) realize greater capital for the owners yet essentially exclude the fans

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 17356
(17411 all sites)
Registered: 9/9/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/6/2011 at 09:47 AM
Rangers start out 5-0. Sweet.

 

____________________
Ask not for whom the bell tolls

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46120
(46121 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/6/2011 at 09:52 AM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
I cannot believe they played ball in the Bronx today but the good guys one so all was good!!!


My first - and only - game at old Yankee Stadium was on Easter Sunday in '07 when I was in NYC for the Beacon final weekend and I sat in the right field bleachers with all the Dominican gangbangers - and it snowed.

I didn't care. I was in Yankee Stadium......Hallowed Ground it there ever was any.

Still kills me
I havent been to the new house yet. Not sure if I ever will..

I felt the same way about Tiger Stadium. It took me 5 years before I ever went to a game at Comerica Park. I still love my memories of the old stadium, but I have to admit the new park is outstanding.

[Edited on 4/3/2011 by bob1954]


I told myself for years I was gonna get to Tiger Stadium and never did.

Still kicking myself....


What kills me is the charade that these new stadiums are privately financed. With taxes, bonds, etc in one way or another we are all paying the tab for new stadiums that hold fewer people (an attempt to get rid of the rif-raff in exchange for corporate boxes that are tax subsidized) realize greater capital for the owners yet essentially exclude the fans


Here in KC, the Royals and Chiefs used some (not all) taxpayer money to renovate and update the existing stadiums. The results are incredible.

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46120
(46121 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/6/2011 at 09:52 AM
Speaking of the Royals, they are 4-1....

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/6/2011 at 12:19 PM
quote:
Speaking of the Royals, they are 4-1....



I told ya MLB needs to break them up!

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/6/2011 at 01:31 PM
Hmmm...

quote:
Were New York Yankees cheating against Tigers?
By Ian Casselberry, MLive.com Contributor

The New York Yankees scored 23 runs in three games against Tigers pitching in their season-opening series. But were the Yankees so successful because they were cheating?

On Opening Day, Keith Olbermann tweeted this photo of a Yankees employee sitting behind the plate wearing a headset and giving signals to batters in the on-deck circle about which types of pitches were just thrown.



After the New York Daily News reported this, MLB reminded the Yankees that using hand signals to convey pitch types is against the rules.

But it doesn't appear the Yankees will get in any real trouble for this. General manager Brian Cashman explained that the team used a coaching assistant to relay the velocity of pitches to Yankees hitters because the scoreboard was malfunctioning and couldn't show radar gun readings. That appears to be good enough for MLB, but the coach will not be allowed to sit behind the plate until there is clarification about the rule.

Cashman later joked with Olbermann that the coach was really ordering beers.


http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b8QYb

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/7/2011 at 06:55 AM
At least the Red Sox have been consistent so far.

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9924
(11064 all sites)
Registered: 1/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/7/2011 at 10:10 AM
AP had an interesting editorial opinion in its summary of the game last night

"from Cape Cod to Cambridge, the panic buttons are glowing..."

a catchy phrase, yes -- a true statement, no -- no one I know is panic-ing -- some journalists won't let the facts of the matter interfere with a catchy phrase I guess

It was a bummer, however, to see Tek blow that play at home plate last night

let's see where things are at in another month or so -- in the meantime, hey AP, take your panic buttons and shove 'em

 

____________________
"I know y'all came to hear our songs, we like to play 'em for you but without Gregg here it's really hard for us to do. He sings & plays so much & does such a good job. He's really sick, 103* He might've come, but no one would let him." Duane

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/7/2011 at 01:23 PM
quote:
AP had an interesting editorial opinion in its summary of the game last night

"from Cape Cod to Cambridge, the panic buttons are glowing..."

a catchy phrase, yes -- a true statement, no -- no one I know is panic-ing -- some journalists won't let the facts of the matter interfere with a catchy phrase I guess

It was a bummer, however, to see Tek blow that play at home plate last night

let's see where things are at in another month or so -- in the meantime, hey AP, take your panic buttons and shove 'em

Tigers are off to a 2-3 start. I was about to panic until I read this. It had a calming effect. Thanks!

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/7/2011 at 01:44 PM
What a game between the Indians & Red Sux. How can you make a baserunning blunder like that to lose a game. Sheesh.....

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 15985
(15977 all sites)
Registered: 10/13/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/7/2011 at 09:32 PM
quote:
let's see where things are at in another month or so -- in the meantime, hey AP, take your panic buttons and shove 'em


LaRussa walked out of a presser, aggravated because four writers asked him why the Cards aren't hitting after six games. Makes you wonder if people who are paid to know understand the game of baseball, much less a baseball season.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/9/2011 at 12:53 PM
God I can't stand Joe Buck & Tim McCarver. During today's Sox/Yanks game this gem from McCarver:

"As a runner trying to score from 3rd if you look at the catcher and he's getting ready to catch the ball, you know the ball is coming".


Gee thanks.

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6945
(6945 all sites)
Registered: 6/18/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/9/2011 at 01:14 PM
Jays 5-2!!!!

 

____________________
Hey Yankees, you can take your crappy trophy's and shove them right up your asses!

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/9/2011 at 01:22 PM
quote:
quote:
let's see where things are at in another month or so -- in the meantime, hey AP, take your panic buttons and shove 'em


LaRussa walked out of a presser, aggravated because four writers asked him why the Cards aren't hitting after six games. Makes you wonder if people who are paid to know understand the game of baseball, much less a baseball season.



They have to ask something. That's what they do. Many in the media seem to enjoy being in the spotlight, as if they are entertainers. Ask a stupid / provocative question and see what happens I guess.

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11674
(12117 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/9/2011 at 01:36 PM
quote:
God I can't stand Joe Buck & Tim McCarver. During today's Sox/Yanks game this gem from McCarver:

"As a runner trying to score from 3rd if you look at the catcher and he's getting ready to catch the ball, you know the ball is coming".


Gee thanks.

He was talking to my wife at that point.

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 61815
(61926 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/9/2011 at 01:42 PM
quote:
quote:
God I can't stand Joe Buck & Tim McCarver. During today's Sox/Yanks game this gem from McCarver:

"As a runner trying to score from 3rd if you look at the catcher and he's getting ready to catch the ball, you know the ball is coming".


Gee thanks.

He was talking to my wife at that point.



Joe Morgan is worse. Masters of explaining the obvious.

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User
<<  61    62    63    64    65    66    67  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com