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Lee
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I guess we can argue this and I do agree about strategy, playing the percentages, all of that. I don't disagree with it. Sure, from a strategic standpoint it made sense. I did see and hear some differing opinions however.

https://sports.yahoo.com/tigers-fans-yankees-boos-ibb-miguel-cabrera-2999-hits-210655539.html

Steven A. Smith, who I typically disagree with brought up a great point. He said that baseball is struggling to have fan interest and it is things like this that will piss people off. Thousands of people that were at the stadium to see history were left empty handed. He said Boone didn't care about the significance of it and I get that.

On the other hand, an EPSN analyst is on your side and she said Boone made the right decision.

That Mad Dog guy was kind of in the middle. He brought up a great point. What if Detroit was on the road this weekend? Would that have changed Boon's decision to take the opportunity away from Tigers fans to see this? I kind of think he knows what the schedule is for both teams.

I have had chances to go to games that I didn't and sometimes I regret it. Roger Clemens struck out 20 Tigers at Tiger Stadium and I didn't go, although I considered driving to Detroit.

Tom Glavine got his 300th win at Wrigley Field and I was on the fence about going and I didn't.

Point being, these are pretty significant moments for people to witness. 😉 

 

 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : April 22, 2022 3:48 pm
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Sorry, @lee I'm with Boone here. Cabrera will get the hit eventually, that particular crowd wasn't owed any milestones.

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Posted : April 22, 2022 4:37 pm
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He'll get it tmrw after tonight's rainout, kicking off a full weekend of Miguel Cabrera in Det.

They only had 21G there last night, wasn't like Tygiz fans were out in force for Miggy - still, their management has to like the bigger than usual crowds - would be surprised if they didn't sell out this wknd

RIP Guy Lafleur - great great player, gone too soon at age 70

 

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Posted : April 22, 2022 7:07 pm
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This is kind of neat. A guy I know that runs sports pools for a few bucks started one this year for baseball. Every participant gets one team so there are 30 people in it, one for each team. He filled this up quite quickly, which surprised me.

So there is a random draft where you get "your" team. I was 23rd. I could have taken either of my two favorite teams, the Tigers or the Cubs but I picked the Brewers. Not doing so well.

So what happens is your team has to get a score where they have exactly 0-15 runs. You have to hit all 16 spots. This is fun because I look at the prior day's scores and update my sheet accordingly. The first person to have their team get all of the number of runs wins. Obviously, the lower scoring numbers are always going to come up as teams will score 2,3,4 whatever. 

At the moment the highest number scored is 13 by five teams. The Cubs had 21 the other day but that doesn't count. Eight teams have been shutout so far. In looking at it you can see some things. The offenses of the Reds and Orioles are terrible, which perhaps ironically, were the last two teams chosen. They are also at the bottom of their standings. The Giants and Rangers are probably the best. 

Given the game today it makes total sense that the teams that score a lot win more. Just how things are. Anyway, it is a lot of fun if you are a baseball junkie like me.

I asked the guy when this ended last year and he said late July.

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Topic starter Posted : April 28, 2022 3:33 pm
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Just saw that Trevor Bauer is suspended for two years. I know nothing about the details but wow! I know he is getting paid right now, I wonder if that continues.

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Topic starter Posted : April 29, 2022 4:26 pm
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@lee it's in regard to a domestic violence case and the suspension is unpaid.

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Posted : April 29, 2022 5:17 pm
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I know exactly what he is accused of: nonconsensual anal sex with a woman who was apparently unconscious at the time. This has been in sports news for along time. You are correct about pay from what I read. Not sure why he is getting paid now (administrative leave or something) but won't be when the suspension starts. Probably something to do with The MLBPA. That's the part I don't get. There must be a difference between leave and suspension.

I think another woman might come forward as well.

And geez, two years?!?! I think authorities declined to prosecute but I guess MLB can still dole out punishment as they see fit. They have been doing that for a long time. I'm sure everyone knows the Black Sox scandal. All those guys were acquitted in court but look what happened to their careers. I think Joe Jackson should be in The Hall. If this runs its course he will have been out of the game for over three years. I guess he can just sit back, light a cigar and enjoy his bank account.

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Topic starter Posted : April 30, 2022 7:02 am
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The guy has always been a bit of a knob though hasn't he?

I don't wish ill on people, but if he did what he is accused of I think he got off light.

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Posted : April 30, 2022 10:24 am
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Posted by: @lee

This is kind of neat. A guy I know that runs sports pools for a few bucks started one this year for baseball. Every participant gets one team so there are 30 people in it, one for each team. He filled this up quite quickly, which surprised me.

So there is a random draft where you get "your" team. I was 23rd. I could have taken either of my two favorite teams, the Tigers or the Cubs but I picked the Brewers. Not doing so well.

So what happens is your team has to get a score where they have exactly 0-15 runs. You have to hit all 16 spots. This is fun because I look at the prior day's scores and update my sheet accordingly. The first person to have their team get all of the number of runs wins. Obviously, the lower scoring numbers are always going to come up as teams will score 2,3,4 whatever. 

At the moment the highest number scored is 13 by five teams. The Cubs had 21 the other day but that doesn't count. Eight teams have been shutout so far. In looking at it you can see some things. The offenses of the Reds and Orioles are terrible, which perhaps ironically, were the last two teams chosen. They are also at the bottom of their standings. The Giants and Rangers are probably the best. 

Given the game today it makes total sense that the teams that score a lot win more. Just how things are. Anyway, it is a lot of fun if you are a baseball junkie like me.

I asked the guy when this ended last year and he said late July.

Looks like as many times as the Brewers play the Cubs you might lock it up soon ....  Grinning  

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Posted : April 30, 2022 10:16 pm
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My wife and I went to New York in 2008 - the White Sox were playing the Yankees, and the last game in Yankee Stadium was a week away.  Bought tickets on stub hub - right behind home plate up in the 2nd or 3rd level.  Just wanted to see a game at Yankee Stadium, and it was a bonus the White Sox were there. Derek Jeter needed one hit to break Lou Gehrig's record for hits in Yankee Stadium.  He didn't get a hit, and broke the record in the 1st inning the next night.

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Posted : April 30, 2022 10:34 pm
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Cool that you got to go there. In 2000 the stars were aligned for me. I had to be in NY to put on a seminar. I could have scheduled it whenever I wanted. They added more tickets at The Roseland Ballroom for the One For Woody show so I ordered my ticket and scheduled my obligation. Luckily the Yanks were at home and actually played the Tiggers. So I got to do my seminar, see One For Woody (which was amazing) and get to a game at Yankees Stadium.

I had actually been to the stadium in March that year during the Beacon run. They offered tours which was really cool. We got to go to Monument Park which was amazing. I need to find my pictures. I took a bunch. The only place you couldn't photograph was in the Yankee dressing room.

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Topic starter Posted : May 4, 2022 3:09 pm
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We wanted to see Monument Park, but I think it was closed or something ...

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Posted : May 4, 2022 3:32 pm
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Posted by: @sang

We wanted to see Monument Park, but I think it was closed or something ...

I'm always surprised how many Yankees are buried there 😉

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Posted : May 4, 2022 3:35 pm
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Seriously?

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Topic starter Posted : May 4, 2022 4:17 pm
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Seriously?

When they built the new stadium, they only moved the number monuments - they left the bodies! 😲 🤡 

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Posted : May 4, 2022 4:23 pm
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Posted by: @lee

So there is a random draft where you get "your" team. I was 23rd. I could have taken either of my two favorite teams, the Tigers or the Cubs but I picked the Brewers. Not doing so well.

The Crew are in 1st, doing pretty well actually. Of course, playing the Reds and the Pirates regularly helps.

I just got tickets to see the Brewers in Miami. Tickets are cheap, no surprise. Excited to see some baseball.

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Posted : May 5, 2022 9:03 am
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Posted by: @porkchopbob
Posted by: @lee

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Seriously?

When they built the new stadium, they only moved the number monuments - they left the bodies! 😲 🤡 

Kind of reminds me of the movie Poltergeist where there were bodies moved but not the headstones. Other way around I guess. That was a scary movie btw.

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Topic starter Posted : May 5, 2022 9:29 am
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Posted by: @porkchopbob
Posted by: @lee

So there is a random draft where you get "your" team. I was 23rd. I could have taken either of my two favorite teams, the Tigers or the Cubs but I picked the Brewers. Not doing so well.

The Crew are in 1st, doing pretty well actually. Of course, playing the Reds and the Pirates regularly helps.

I just got tickets to see the Brewers in Miami. Tickets are cheap, no surprise. Excited to see some baseball.

I don't think you got the point of the pool. The objective is to have your team's score be 0-15. 16 possible hits. So when the Brewers for instance score five they are off your list. And every other number. It has absolutely nothing to do with the standings. If I picked first I would have taken Colorado since I figure they have the best shot at getting the higher numbers. People picked the best teams on the early picks which I think is the wrong thing to do. Almost every team has gotten the lower numbers, which is logical. At the moment, most of the double digit numbers have not been filled.

Maybe I didn't explain it well. This is the first time I have done it. For the most part, it is pure luck. The other night the Brewers were at 15. I wanted them to stop scoring but they didn't, they ended up with 18. I think the Cubs scored 21 once. Neither help you.

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Topic starter Posted : May 5, 2022 9:38 am
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Posted by: @lee

Cool that you got to go there. In 2000 the stars were aligned for me. I had to be in NY to put on a seminar. I could have scheduled it whenever I wanted. They added more tickets at The Roseland Ballroom for the One For Woody show so I ordered my ticket and scheduled my obligation. Luckily the Yanks were at home and actually played the Tiggers. So I got to do my seminar, see One For Woody (which was amazing) and get to a game at Yankees Stadium.

I had actually been to the stadium in March that year during the Beacon run. They offered tours which was really cool. We got to go to Monument Park which was amazing. I need to find my pictures. I took a bunch. The only place you couldn't photograph was in the Yankee dressing room.

I grew up an hour north of Yankee Stadium so went to many games at the old stadium when I was younger.

In the 1980's the team was not drawing fans like they do now so I used to drive to the Stadium any weekend they were in town solo if I could not find anyone who wanted to go and scalp field boxes so less than $25 a ticket. Back then it was a decent entertainment value that was affordable.

Those same tickets in the new Yankees Stadium now are $150+ depending on the team they are playing and day of the week as they use dynamic pricing these days. Almost as expensive as good seats to a concert these days.

A buddy an I also used to take a drive to the Bronx and buy the cheapest upper deck seats and go sit in the empty field level seats as they did not have ushers checking tickets in the 1980/ 90's. There were usually plenty of empty seats back then.

I have been to the new Stadium once so far and, as much as I miss the old stadium, have to say it is a beautiful ballpark with amazing food options. Sadly going to the new Yankee Stadium for a family of 4, and sitting in lower level seats near between the dugouts will set you back almost $800- 1000 when you consider the price of tickets, food, souvenir's, transportation, parking etc.

You can get reasonably priced bleacher seats around $40+ if you don't mind being far from the action which is what we may do for a family trip to NYC this summer.

Love watching them on TV but there is still nothing like seeing a game at Yankee Stadium IMHO.

 

 

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Posted : May 5, 2022 10:19 am
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I'd go to new Yankee stadium pretty often when I lived there, but I never warmed up to it. It's nice but it's just so freakin' big. Those Bleacher Creature seats are cheap, but it gets hot there in July. I'm no Mets fan, but Citi Field has a much more intimate vibe, yet still has all the amenities of a modern ballpark. But then we'd usually get a small season ticket package for the Cyclones - still my favorite place to watch a ball game.

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Posted : May 5, 2022 10:39 am
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Posted by: @porkchopbob

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I'd go to new Yankee stadium pretty often when I lived there, but I never warmed up to it. It's nice but it's just so freakin' big. Those Bleacher Creature seats are cheap, but it gets hot there in July. I'm no Mets fan, but Citi Field has a much more intimate vibe, yet still has all the amenities of a modern ballpark. But then we'd usually get a small season ticket package for the Cyclones - still my favorite place to watch a ball game.

Yeah, the new Stadium definitely is missing the vibe of the old Stadium as it is huge and set up for max profit. I also think part of the problem is tickets are so expensive now that the old hardcore fans who went to support the team can't afford to go to many games now. It is more of a party stadium now for wealthy casual fans and corporate boxes then the old stadium was. Amazing food selection in the new ballpark though.

I live in Massachusetts now, just south of Worcester, so it is a 3 hour drive to the Bronx. If and when we do our family trip to NYC I plan on trying to schedule it so that we can catch a Yankee game and probably buy Bleacher seats. Even with Bleacher seats I think it will cost $300-400 when you add in all the costs.

I agree minor league baseball is the best value in sports now IMHO. The Red Sox AAA team moved to a beautiful new stadium in Worchester, MA last year which is 30 minute drive from me. I can get tix for 4 and with parking, gas, food etc we can do game for less than $100 total. We try to go to a game when the Yankees AAA team is in town and it is a fun time.

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Posted : May 5, 2022 11:28 am
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@bill_graham it's always a bummer seeing empty seats below, makes it look even more cavernous. They should randomly upgrade fans in the upper decks, get some seat fillers! They have some nice food stands which are kind of spread out, but all I really need is a hot dog. I think I missed 3 innings when I went to get a steak sandwich.

Funny about cost - I just got seats above the visiting dugout in Marlin Stadium for $40. Nice having a bad team no one really cares about close by.

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Posted : May 5, 2022 11:37 am
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Posted by: @bill_graham
Posted by: @porkchopbob

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I'd go to new Yankee stadium pretty often when I lived there, but I never warmed up to it. It's nice but it's just so freakin' big. Those Bleacher Creature seats are cheap, but it gets hot there in July. I'm no Mets fan, but Citi Field has a much more intimate vibe, yet still has all the amenities of a modern ballpark. But then we'd usually get a small season ticket package for the Cyclones - still my favorite place to watch a ball game.

 

I agree minor league baseball is the best value in sports now IMHO. The Red Sox AAA team moved to a beautiful new stadium in Worchester, MA last year which is 30 minute drive from me. I can get tix for 4 and with parking, gas, food etc we can do game for less than $100 total. We try to go to a game when the Yankees AAA team is in town and it is a fun time.

Me too. When I was in grad school at Michigan State, there was an A team (actually it is still there) and I had free time so I got a job with the Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau. I would work various events, which included doing Lansing Lugnuts games. At the time they were with the Cubs. Now I think its the A's. I didn't make much but it was fun and I basically watched the games for free. On the days I didn't work the game I would often go anyway and they would usually just let me in. I befriended this guy that worked one of the beer stands. And I guess the way they track beer sales was to count the cups they give the vendor and see how many were returned. So this guy told me to just bring my empty cup back and he would just refill it. Pretty ingenious! 

They also had a few concerts there. One night I am working the front gate at a Bonnie Raitt show. I get a call on my radio telling me they need someone to escort Ms. Raitt to the stage. Could I report to center field? Hell yeah I can! So we walk from behind the center field wall to the stage, which was on the back of the infield. So we made some small talk. I was kind of in awe of her and I didn't really know what to say. She was very sweet. Definitely the highlight of working there.

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Topic starter Posted : May 6, 2022 7:07 am
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There is a local minor league team called the Windy City Thunderbolts.  They are not even A level, and are unaffiliated - play in the Frontier League. On Tuesday nights it is $2 to get in, free parking, $2 hot dogs and $6 beers.  Thursday is $1 beer night.   Their field is kinda funky - all astroturf, even the brown 'dirt'.  They have a lot of promotions, including some fireworks nights.

I went last year with some buddies, and was wearing a golf hat.  They asked if I wanted to be in one of the promotions - hit a golf ball into a circle on the outfield.  I would have, but I had an back issue at the time and couldn't really swing - so I declined.

Always fun and a cheap night out ... 

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Posted : May 6, 2022 12:27 pm
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Well, you are all about being cheap. 😛 We have an unaffiliated team here too. The Chicago Dogs. Actually they in Rosmont, not too far from the Rosemont Theater, where we saw the ABB a few times.

I went there once and had fun. I think we paid $5 to get in and beer and hot dogs were $1. They had a free bus shuttle from the train station and they will take you anywhere in Rosemont, which is cool. I thought the play was sketchy at best. 

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Topic starter Posted : May 8, 2022 8:41 am
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Anyone follow the Savannah Bananas? Tons of fun

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Posted : May 9, 2022 8:39 am
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Happy 69th birthday to the greatest player of all time, GEORGE BRETT! Two days ago was the anniversary of him getting his 3000th hit. She should have waited two days. 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : May 15, 2022 8:58 am
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Made it to Marlins Stadium for a Brewers game on Sunday. Nice to be back in a ballpark (for a Brewers W, no less)

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Posted : May 18, 2022 2:07 pm
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Nice you got to see the Brewers win. I think I am finally going to get to a game in July at whatever they call the place now. 

I need their offense to start heating up since I have them in my pool. They need to score 8, 13, 14 & 15 runs in games so I win. 

I am going to my first MLB game of the season Saturday at Wrigley. The Cubs/D Backs is certainly not the greatest match up but I DO get a Patrick Wisdom bobblehead. 🙄 Can't believe he already has one. I wonder what I can get for that on ebay?

I did go to a Northwestern game a few weeks ago. That was weird. I have been in minor league parks that are probably four times bigger.

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Topic starter Posted : May 18, 2022 4:14 pm
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Posted by: @lee

Nice you got to see the Brewers win. I think I am finally going to get to a game in July at whatever they call the place now. 

I need their offense to start heating up since I have them in my pool. They need to score 8, 13, 14 & 15 runs in games so I win. 

I am going to my first MLB game of the season Saturday at Wrigley. The Cubs/D Backs is certainly not the greatest match up but I DO get a Patrick Wisdom bobblehead. 🙄 Can't believe he already has one. I wonder what I can get for that on ebay?

I did go to a Northwestern game a few weeks ago. That was weird. I have been in minor league parks that are probably four times bigger.

Getting one may actually be a challenge. Several years ago my wife and I went to a bobblehead game (during the week), got there 2 1/2-3 hours before the game and they were already all gone. With a weekend game it will probably be just as difficult if not more so.

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