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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:23 am

I'm really curious what the Jays will do this off season. The starting rotation is set and solid, with Sanchez, Stroman, Happ, Estrada, and Liriano all signed. The bullpen is about half or a third set, so that needs work, and of course, there's the free agency issues with Bautista, Encarnacion, and Saunders.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:59 pm

Yeah, it's going to be an interesting off-season for the Jays offense. They have to do something to replace those bats.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Wow. I had no idea about this:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/cleveland-has-cardinals-to-thank-for-ace-kluber/article_8120f353-0e84-5ef2-a963-1a9f3396ac56.html

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:09 pm

HAHAHAHA!!!!

The "Klubot" is on tonight. New WS record. First pitcher to strike out 8 batters in 3 innings.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:11 am

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Yeah, it's going to be an interesting off-season for the Jays offense.  They have to do something to replace those bats.

And I think they plan to, or at least try to keep one of them. They said payroll will go up, they are just not sure how much yet. I believe this week they are going to ownership with what they would like to have for payroll.


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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:13 am

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Wow.  I had no idea about this:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/cleveland-has-cardinals-to-thank-for-ace-kluber/article_8120f353-0e84-5ef2-a963-1a9f3396ac56.html

I didn't know that either.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:14 am

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HAHAHAHA!!!!

The "Klubot" is on tonight.  New WS record.  First pitcher to strike out 8 batters in 3 innings.

One game down, three to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:15 am

They're talking to Kluber on MLB Tonight.  DeRosa asked him if he liked the "Klubot" moniker and Kluber sort of chuckled then shook his head so now they're trying to come up with another nickname.

HAHAHA! "Rubik's Klube"

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:13 am

Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:15 pm

I absolutely HATE Joe Maddon but I have to give major props to Kyle Schwarber.

How the hell is this guy even in the World Series after missing the entire year with multiple knee injuries and surgeries? He spent 2 weeks or so in the AZ Fall League and then the Cubs just plug him into their WS lineup and it's like he's been there all year. He hit some ropes last night and already has 2 hits and 2 RBI tonight. It's amazing...

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:44 am

It was almost a reversal of what happened the game before. Really, the Cubs SHOULD win this series. But then, the Jays SHOULD have won as well. It's baseball, so who knows what will happen.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:30 pm

This article is kinda meh but the comments are a riot:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-the-cubs-benched-their-184m-outfielder-for-world-series-game-1-002125303.html;_ylt=A0LEVz_LcBJYOxoAo0tXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEydXRidGlxBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM1BHZ0aWQDQjE2MThfMQRzZWMDc3I-

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Definitely overpaid. Now underworked too!

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:09 pm

I liked the comment that said something like "This article could have been two words: He sucks."

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:13 pm

I know I'll never convince you but here's Exhibit A for why the DH sucks:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/kyle-schwarber-not-medically-cleared-to-play-field-as-world-series-moves-to-wrigley-222849096.html

So a player can be "medically cleared" to bat but not "medically cleared" to play the field?  And you really support that corruption of the integrity of the game?

Not to mention how this can skew the results of events like, oh I don't know, THE WORLD SERIES!!! So Schwarber can only bat in the American League city???? That's such a load of crap. A player is either healthy enough to play or he's not. He can't be medically cleared to do one aspect of the game and not another.

What's next?  "Johnny Curveball" can pitch in relief but not start?  "Joe Secondbaseman" can play the field but he's not cleared to hit?

Thanks a lot DH!

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:31 am

It does seem a little odd that he's not medically cleared to play the field.

I'd rather see all games between the American and National League played with the DH. AL pitchers can't hit and risk more chance of injury, and AL teams are structured differently, so it gives an advantage to the NL teams.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:13 am

I was looking at some of the postseason stats. Encarnacion still leads in the home runs and RBIs. Donaldson still leads in hits and doubles.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:54 pm

Cleveland won last night 1-0 and are up 7-1 after 7 tonight.  The Klu-bot was on again tonight.

Laughing my ass off.  C'mon Maddon, got a snappy,witty T-shirt now???? Maybe spend less time taking your team to movies and more time showing them how to hit offspeed pitches. Dumbass.

lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:43 pm

OK, it's not baseball but then again the title of this forum doesn't specify what kind of ball we're talking about.

I was watching NFL Red Zone today where they whip around to all the games in progress. I happened to catch the Patriots/Bills game just at the time somebody threw something in the end zone as the Patriots were trying to score. The announcers didn't identify what it was and now I know why. A Yahoo article says it was a dildo. Boy are the comments on that story a hoot. I like the one that says:

"There's always a dick on the field when Tom Brady is playing."

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:32 pm

Back to baseball. Unfortunately.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/jose-fernandezs-autopsy-shows-cocaine-in-system-on-night-of-fatal-crash-184624625.html

I was really hoping it wouldn't turn out this way but sadly I figured it would.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:17 pm

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OK, it's not baseball but then again the title of this forum doesn't specify what kind of ball we're talking about.

I was watching NFL Red Zone today where they whip around to all the games in progress.  I happened to catch the Patriots/Bills game just at the time somebody threw something in the end zone as the Patriots were trying to score.  The announcers didn't identify what it was and now I know why.  A Yahoo article says it was a dildo.  Boy are the comments on that story a hoot.  I like the one that says:

"There's always a dick on the field when Tom Brady is playing."

LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:19 pm

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Back to baseball.  Unfortunately.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/jose-fernandezs-autopsy-shows-cocaine-in-system-on-night-of-fatal-crash-184624625.html

I was really hoping it wouldn't turn out this way but sadly I figured it would.

I saw that and I was quite disappointed and saddened. I'm not sure what else someone can really say.

Thumbs down

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:40 pm

HAHAHAHA!!!

1-0 Indians in the second.  

Man, a sweep in Wrigley to clinch the WS title would be soooooo sweeeeet...

These frickin' Cub fans anointed themselves the World Series champs back in February. I'd just love to see those delusional and way too pretentious dreams crushed.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:20 am

Boo! Cubs won the final game at Wrigley 3-2. Back to Cleveland.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:29 am

I think Cleveland will win .

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:05 am

I sure hope so. I'm so looking forward to Maddon's reaction.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:06 am

He will probably want a video review of the whole series.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:08 am

Exactly!

And of course there will be all those dirty plays from the Indians.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:10 am

Laughing

If it wasn't for Madden, I'd love to have the poor Cubs win. Cleveland is very deserving though, as they haven't won since 1948 either.

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PostSubject: Re: Play ball!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 am

He's really the only reason I'm rooting against the Cubs. As a Cardinal fan I'm supposed to hate the Cubs but I don't. In fact, a lot of people around here are actually pulling for Chicago. Let's face it, a rivalry is a lot more fun when both teams are good and for decades the Cards/Cubs rivalry has been pretty lopsided.

But the Maddon Factor trumps everything for me. I didn't like him when he was managing the Rays but that team is a long way from here and they're in the other league. Now that I have to hear about him day in and day out I really hate the guy.

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