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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2017, 08:51:36 AM »
crazy!
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 06:04:20 AM »
George Will's annual opening day quiz is up.  Some of these are tough...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/03/31/george-wills-2017-opening-day-quiz/
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2017, 07:34:37 AM »
18 out of 31.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2017, 11:31:50 AM »
Ugh..is all I can say about the start of the season for the Royals.  Not good.  On the bright side the Twinkies are looking good.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2017, 07:06:52 PM »
How many teams do you root for?  29?
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2017, 07:40:48 PM »
Kirby Puckett and George Brett. 

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2017, 07:56:21 PM »
I know at one time Kirby had gotten big enough to mistaken for a team.  Hadn't realized Brett did, too.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2017, 08:07:27 PM »
Kirby was a great human being.  Too bad, he left us so soon. 

He had some epic moments in the World Series.  Sure he was a little rotund but the man could play.

Anyway.  I've always pulled for those two teams.  Odd I know.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2017, 08:12:30 PM »
I know you pull for both those teams.  Just giving you a little ribbing.  You would think after the success KC had after Kauffman opened up the purse strings that MLB's richest owner, Carl Pohlad, would do something similar.  No such luck.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2017, 08:19:48 PM »
The Twins ownership can certainly be hard to understand sometimes.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2017, 05:47:41 AM »
Royals so far cannot hit and bullpen has been horrible.  It's going to be a long season I fear.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2017, 06:11:47 AM »
it's 162 games - it's supposed to be a long season
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2017, 07:29:59 AM »
I'm thinking long season as in sub-500.  The hitting should turn around a bit, but the bullpen is a shell of the last 4-5 seasons.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2017, 07:53:43 AM »
it's 162 games - it's supposed to be a long season

And it works out that way :P
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2017, 07:57:19 AM »
Too bad the Red Sox can't get players like Cespedes or Lester.
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