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Offline Dressel Rebel

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 3, 2004, 12:10 AM »
Total April reversal:

Yankees sweep the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals to be the owners of a 6 game win streak.

The Red Sox get swept by the Texas Rangers to experience a "wicked faaahhllll"

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 3, 2004, 03:50 PM »
I, too, am a crappy division-winner chooser, but it never stops me from trying...

AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central:  Minnesota Twins
AL West: Oakland A's
AL Wild Card: Toronto Blue Jays

NL East: Atlanta Braves
NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL West: LA Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Houston Astros


So far [approx 25 games into the season]:

AL East: Boston Red Sox
AL Central:  Minnesota Twins
AL West: Texas Rangers
AL Wild Card: Chicago White Sox

NL East: Florida Marlins
NL Central: Houston Astros
NL West: LA Dodgers
NL Wild Card: San Diego


Do I win a prize for having two right (AL Central, NL West) so far?

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 5, 2004, 07:27 AM »
The Sox now have the April Yankees "curse".  They can't hit worth sh!t.  A solid performance by Schilling Monday night (2 runs) and they manage to score less than that ::).  Bases loaded twice with one out, they don't score.  Man at third with the tying run top of the ninth with one out, they don't score.  WTF!

They are now 0-5 in May.   :'(
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 5, 2004, 11:21 AM »
I guess the Wall Street Journal is reporting that SpiderMan 2 logos will be appearing on Bases and the Pitching rubber on June 11-13...horrible idea, horrible, horrible, horrible

I wonder if Carl Pohlad was behind this money grabbing move?

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 5, 2004, 11:34 AM »
Yankees baby!!!!

7 straight and counting!!

PS  Wasn't Oakland supposed to have the best pitching?
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 5, 2004, 11:37 AM »
Yeah Oakland's staff is about as bad as the Giants, what the hell is up with them?  Red Sox are looking horrible too

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 5, 2004, 11:38 AM »
Hmmm... Actually ON the bases, or just added to the bases with that fancy Ad software?  

It probably is the future of advertising in sports I guess.  I once saw a demo of the software that placed an Ad between the uprights during a FG attempt.  They say it will be here soon.

I don't even like listening to sports on TV anymore.  I usually watch a game and listen to the radio coverage, which isn't quite as bad as TV yet (but catching up very quickly).

It really bugs me when I'm watching a baseball game on Fox and hear them say things like:

"And Jones slides safely into second with a double... and you should be sliding into your favorite chair tonight to catch an all new episode of 24!"

or

"This race is as action packed as any I've seen... but not quite as action packed as the next episode of 24!"

It's annoying to have all the commercials during the game too.  I guess Hollywood is just getting in on the action too...

"And Hundley strikes out swinging.... speaking of swinging, guess who's swinging into theaters on July 2nd!  It's Spiderman!"

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 5, 2004, 11:43 AM »
The world of advertising. Money Talks!

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 5, 2004, 11:50 AM »
One of my pet peeves is watching a NFL doubleheader on FOX or CBS...the damn promo commercials air 50 times at least during the day...TONIGHT ON AN ALL NEW SIMPSONS, Homer does something stupid...then on a very Special Malcolm in the Middle,  Malcolm does something stupid

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 7, 2004, 04:30 AM »
I guess the Wall Street Journal is reporting that SpiderMan 2 logos will be appearing on Bases and the Pitching rubber on June 11-13...horrible idea, horrible, horrible, horrible...

Apparently so many other people agreed with you Scott, that MLB just did a complete about face, one day later and canceled the ad campaign, at least on the bases.  Surprising, but at least they're showing they care about their fans opinions.

On a seperate note, Angels...  Dodgers...  I'm enjoying this season so far!  A helluva lot more than the NBA right now, that's for sure.   ::)

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 7, 2004, 08:46 AM »
Yeah Oakland's staff is about as bad as the Giants, what the hell is up with them?  Red Sox are looking horrible too

I think Oakland's staff has always been really overrated.  If you ask me, yeah Barry Zito had one really good Cy Young year, but Tim Hudson is really the only one I'd want to see on my team - Yankee pinstripes.  If you look at Mark Mulder's numbers, he's just really not that impressive.
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2004, 01:01 PM »
Barry Bonds is on my nerves.

It's the 10th inning yesterday, tie game 6-6 between the Giants and the Reds in the 10th inning.  The Reds bring in their closer, Danny Graves, who has 13 saves thus far this year.  The Reds management orders an intentional walk of Barry Bonds with the bases empty and nobody out.  So now the Giants are just a sac bunt and a hit, or a hit and a sac fly away from scoring the winning run.  And that's what happened!

They gave Bonds first base, then he scored, and Danny Graves took the LOSS because the Reds manager made him intentionally walk Barry Bonds.

Why not just go after Bonds?  I mean, ****, you're Danny Graves, you lead baseball in saves.  MAKE Bonds beat you, don't just put a runner on first with nobody out.  

I think this is getting a tad out of control.

PS  I'm just a little more upset than the rest of you probably because Graves is one of my fantasy league closers and I took a fat hit because of this incident.  
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2004, 01:04 PM »
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