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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 29, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Is this the Cubbies' year?

OK, never mind...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 29, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
I love how when baseball comes up on a California centric forum, the Sox are the most discussed team.
steve shea

climber
May 29, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Red Sox Nation my man. It spans the globe! Plus I grew up in NH
lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
May 29, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
I was able to hit Fenway cheap a few years ago, but I had really unique conditions. I was working in Cambridge, so I'd bike to the stadium and lowball the scalpers for less than face value. By the 2nd inning they'd always bite. I had all the leverage: I was solo (no kid who wanted in), didn't go out of my way to get there, didn't invest in parking, and if they didn't take my offer I could just watch the game across the street at the brewhouse.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 29, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
IMO this stretch of shitty baseball the giants are playing doesnt really matter. It will matter when Aug/Sept comes where they are at. As long as they make the playoffs I can see them going to WS again. And if they don't....well you can't keep on winning forever. 2 WS wins in 3 years is VERY GOOD. And they didn't make it to playoffs after they won their 1st.

I think releasing Melky Cabrera was dumb. They would have an awesome batter for not that much $ after his steroid scandal. He didn't handle himself well, but anyway, from business point he would be great to have. However Giants pitchers are struggling now, not as much batters...

Go Giants!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 29, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Melky was tainted , he let down so many fans . Remember 'The Milkmen' guys that would roam At&t . Plus he abandoned the clubhouse without so much as an explanation or an apology to his teammates after his suspension .

Too bad that rookie pitcher got shelled last night .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 29, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Red Sox fans are like born-again evangelists. Well, at least since their
Sox got born again.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
What Dan said.

Go Giants!
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 29, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Let's go, Oakland!
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Should be an interesting game tonite.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
May 29, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Who the fukk is Ferdinand Valenualua?
steve shea

climber
May 30, 2013 - 10:30am PT
As bad as interleague play was when it was confined to two weeks, its really bad now. All over the map and off and on all season. Guess what this does to the lineups and rotations, AFU that's what. I predict the entire MLB, the NL, will go to the DH!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 30, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
I like the idea of the A's, to win a championship on a small payroll... but it hasn't happened yet, not that it can't... power to Billy Beane

but I'm a Red Sox fan, infected at birth... and long suffering until the 21st century... no matter where I lived.

I see it more as a disease than as a conversion...
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 30, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Down with the DH! The NL maneuvering is much more entertaining.

Unfortunately for me I'm going to be in Tulare this weekend and Visalia the next trying to keep my coast dwelling child alive through double headers in 90+ degree heat. The things we do for our offspring....
steve shea

climber
May 30, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Ed it is a disease. We suffered for years. I'd like to see the Cubs have some success
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Disease or mental affliction..?

While I am on board with the Giants, secretly, I too hope the A's go big this year. And as always, hoping for a Bay Series. We're due for another earthquake anyways.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 30, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
After being raised a National League guy, I've come around to enjoying the DH.

I've decided that it's just not interesting to watch the #8 guy get walked with a man in scoring position and two outs so they can K the pitcher.

And yeah, the double switch. Whoop-di-doo. Where's the "strategy" if the managers do the same thing, every time? You can do a lot more with the bottom of the order in the American League without the black hole in the 9 spot. I find it less predictable with the DH.

Good guys took 3 of 4 from the Giants this week.

But I only like the interleague stuff when it's the "natural rivalries."

I'd rather have my A's play more games against the AL teams than have to suffer through games against the Padres or Brewers. Nothing against either team, I'd just rather play the AL teams more often. Like it used to be.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 30, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Trout....the real deal!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
May 30, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
It's tough being a baseball fan in Seattle. The Mariners suck without the storied history of the Cubs. Only team other than the Nats that have never even been to the World Series...
cowpoke

climber
Jun 3, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
^^^but that roof is cool (saw my first Mariners game in April...they beat Justin V).

At home, here in Boston, the Sox are interesting (and having fun) again this year, and Buchholz has been stellar.

In the NL, how about Troy Tulowitzki?? He's always been scratching at the surface of superstar and after missing much of last year is having an outstanding start at the plate and in the field = .337 avg, .400+ OBP, and .600+ slugging with 12 hr and 43 rbi... and .996 fielding with 78 putouts and one of the top range factors in the league.
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