2012 MLB Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by 1LIFE2LIVE, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. NICO

    NICO Long timer

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    I should have said 4th game instead of sweep game. Tigers have been a poor road team all year. Hopefully the bats come alive at home.

    And you are wrong. I prefer to see a fireworks display of scoring during a game, from both teams is fine with me. Obviously I'd like to see my home team win, and I don't discount the fun of watching a beautiful pitching performance, but give me high scoring teams please. I'll happily take a bunch of aggressive base running as well. At least once per series, someone should Pete Rose a catcher. :deal
  2. NICO

    NICO Long timer

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    Shaddap, ballsack.










    :D
  3. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    It's good to be a part of a group that understands the important nuances of baseball. :nod

    Although one of my best friends used to coach his son's little league team and the guy was/is a wreck when it comes to the fundamentals.

    As an example he'd have his kid's at second base (The only base runner) try to take third if the ball went to the shortstop.
    They got thrown out every time and he wouldn't, or couldn't, understand why that's a terrible idea and how it goes against the rules of fundamental baseball. (Don't run if the ball is hit in front of you unless it's a force out)

    His teams went like 6-30 in the 3 years he coached and the kids no doubt went away clueless about the fundamentals. BUT I do give him credit for being out there. :deal

    Sorry for the distraction but it's a travel day so the thread is slow anyway. :evil

    Ballsack. :lol3
  4. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    God knows I've done my fair share of that over the years. :lol3
  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    :jack
  6. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Baseball represents the pure beauty of what sport can be if it's done properly. I've always tried to impart to my kids (both girls) the nuances that surround the flow of the game. I love to have them watch how outfielders shift for each hitter, or how a good baserunner can make life hell for a pitcher.
    I've also managed somehow to imbue them with my deep love of the game every time we go to the ball park. There's nothing in the world like walking up the ramp and getting that first view of the green grass, hearing the crack of batting practice, smelling hot dogs and sauerkraut, and knowing that for the next three hours you can forget the outside world and lose yourself in a baseball contest. Puts a lump in my throat every single time we go. :D
  7. EvilGenius

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    It's got fast action moments that require great precision by everyone on the field, but it's also got it's slow tense ones where tactics very important.
  8. Kayakgk

    Kayakgk Long timer

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    this series may be over tomorrow night if the 'Mastodons of Michigan' don't get on the scoreboard.
  9. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Yikes. I really thought that the Tigers would be better than this. I'll stick to the theory that the 6-day layoff really hurt them.
  10. OuttaMyWay

    OuttaMyWay I shook his hand!!!!1!!

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    I'll stick to the theory that just because you beat the Yankees, it doesn't mean you're good.
  11. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    How sweet it is!! :clap
  12. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    PLUS ONE!!:clap
  13. NICO

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    I might give credence to that theory for the first game in a series, but then all bets are off.

    Is this the way Yankees fans feel when their team sucks zombie donkey balls instead of earning their paychecks?
  14. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    The GIANTS ROCKED!!!! :clap

    That was IMO a must win game because we couldn't afford to give the Tiger's hope because that just might wake up their bats.
    Good for us!

    Oh and BTW we were in Tahoe for the Super Bowl in Feb. and my Son and I put down a little wager on the Giants.

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    :evil

    We obviously knew it all along. :augie

    PS- The season and the Series MVP's

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    And the pitching staff deserves a HUGE amount of credit. :clap
  15. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    My guess is that they had enough free time on their hands to start paying attention to all of the sports pundits who said that the Giants were a nice little team, but had no real shot against the Detroit offense. The high that they were on after kicking the Yankees' asses just pushed that up a bit more, and they were ripe for a fall. Fall they did, and hard.

    Yankee fans don't have as much passion as Detroit fans, IMHO, so this likely hurts you guys more than them.
  16. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Whoo-hoo, drinks are on Stinez!! :deal :freaky

    The smile on Pablo's face says it all.
  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Hey Tigers
    fuck you in the eye sockets.

    yeah, both of them.

    :clap

    Congrats to the Giants for a job well done. Thank you.

    Yankee fan.

    :lol3
  18. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Hey, maybe we can do it again for you next year! :wink: :lol3
  19. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    I originally wanted the Giants to face the Yankee's because of the desire that the Giants be seen on the biggest baseball stage there is.
    And with that to show the biggest audience in the World not just how good these guys are but also to show how much fun these guys are. :deal

    Unfortunately the Yankees couldn't do there part to make it happen because the Tigers are the better team.
  20. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I can't dislike an organization that has a statue of Orlando Cepeda in front of their stadium.

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