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JetsAndHeels
10-15-2006, 10:09 PM
Mets are winning right now 12 to 5 in the 8th inning.
If they can finish this game out with a win then I have had a great day, sports wise.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-21-2006, 04:44 PM
Mets are winning right now 12 to 5 in the 8th inning.
If they can finish this game out with a win then I have had a great day, sports wise.So, how have your last few days been, then? Sorry to hear your squad's not in it. I don't really care who wins it all now; but give the Tigers the nod since they've endured some rough times more recently than St. Louis.

2-1B
10-21-2006, 05:18 PM
Go Cards ! ! !

Slicker
10-21-2006, 05:19 PM
GO TIGERS!!! My how sweet of you to go for the team I am.:love:

pbarnard
10-21-2006, 05:36 PM
While I hope Detriot wins it (who doesn't want a good burning?), could this be a reverse '68? Than St. Louis had the dominant pitchers, but the Tigers won. This time, Tigers going in have the dominant pitching (even w/o Fox's extra 3MPH on the gun).

jjreason
10-21-2006, 08:06 PM
Man, I think Pujols could hit one over the fence with a damned toothpick. :stressedout:

It's only game 1, but I have a sneakin', stinkin' suspicion that this is going to be a long, drawn out affair. I hope the Tigers can get it done.

CaptainSolo1138
10-21-2006, 09:46 PM
It's only the eighth, but I can say with confidence that tonight's game was ugly as sin. Maybe the week off took the wind outta Detroit's sails. That's the icky thing about the long break: It can either help or hurt. Hopefully tonight is just a hiccup and not a big dealio.

JetsAndHeels
10-21-2006, 09:49 PM
So, how have your last few days been, then? Sorry to hear your squad's not in it. I don't really care who wins it all now; but give the Tigers the nod since they've endured some rough times more recently than St. Louis.

It's all good...Mets had a great run this year. I imagine they will get a little more help in the pitching dept. over the offseason so that will help.

Having said that, good luck to the Tigers I hope they win it all

Slicker
10-21-2006, 10:05 PM
Well, game one is over and the Tigers lost. Not a biggie. That week off had to have had some effect on them.

They beat St. Louis in a 3 game series earlier this year ( I think they swept it) so this may just be a good series.

Kidhuman
10-21-2006, 11:32 PM
Why do you pitch to Albert with first base opened? With a move like that you deserve to lose the game

CaptainSolo1138
10-22-2006, 11:39 AM
Why do you pitch to Albert with first base opened? With a move like that you deserve to lose the game
I'm so sick of people saying that. Pujols (at the time) had fewer postseason homeruns than Edmonds, who was up next. Should they have walked Edmonds, too? Would people still be saying that if Verlander had struck him out?! Instead of questioning it, they'd be kissing Leyland's beanbag for being such a great manager. :rolleyes:

Kidhuman
10-22-2006, 03:48 PM
1 post season home run fewer than Edmonds at that time, now they are tied. In that situation I would still rather pitch to Edmonds than Albert and anyone should feel the same way.

2-1B
10-22-2006, 03:51 PM
That's got to be one wrinkled old gray haired beanbag. :cross-eye:

I saw Leyland in the dugout being interviewed last night and he said they shouldn't have pitched to Pujols, that they were trying to go outside but that first one didn't and he nailed it. Leyland took the blame on that one.

2-1B
10-22-2006, 08:58 PM
I'm glad Kenny Rogers finally got around to washing the Roasters grease off his paw. lol

Are they the Detroit Tigers or the Detroit Cheaters ? :crazed:

OR was he with Hayden's Uncle's Mom before the game and forgot to de-lube ? :confused:

2-1B
10-22-2006, 09:34 PM
The Yanks brought the motor city kitties back to earth this week didnt they Slick? 4 game sweep tomorrow?


I knew it was bound to happen. This is where it all ends...

Slicker....oh ye of little Faith.

jjreason
10-23-2006, 12:05 PM
This has the makings of a long series, 6 games would be my bet. In a perfect world the Tigers would take the first 2 on the road, then StL would win their last home game for the fans... and we'd take it in game 6. I don't need the stress of a game 7 at this ripe old age. :D

JimJamBonds
10-26-2006, 02:38 PM
Are they the Detroit Tigers or the Detroit Cheaters ? :crazed:

OR was he with Hayden's Uncle's Mom before the game and forgot to de-lube ? :confused:

Dang near every pitcher in most every inning of every game is cheating one way or another... I think it was the second of the two senarios.

jjreason
10-27-2006, 06:15 PM
Big, nasty business gotta get done tonight in St. Louis. I have every confidence that we can hammer Jeff Weaver - what we need tonight is Justin Verlander to get settled in and start mowin' down some Redbirds.

This is it, sports fans. Time to buck up and get it done. :mad:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-27-2006, 09:20 PM
Tigers are sucking hard right now. They can't keep leads, they have a slew of assinine errors and can't capitalize with base runners. Seriously, I feel like i'm watching my Cubbies out there! :lipsrsealed:

I still loathe the Cardinals though.

Rocketboy
10-27-2006, 11:15 PM
Aaaaarrrrrrgggghhh!

jjreason
10-27-2006, 11:33 PM
Yep, this blows - but not nearly as bad as losing for 18 of 20 seasons. I'll never forget the celebration after beating the Yanks, and I'll never forget Maggs' bomb against the A's. Best season in the 2nd half of my life..... and I think I appreciate it a lot more now that I'm older. With any luck they'll keep the WHOLE team together and let them have another crack at it next year.

Thanks for the memories 2006 Tigers!!!!

Kidhuman
10-28-2006, 10:13 AM
Congrats to the Cards, sorry all you Tiger fans(I'm happy about them not winning(cant root for a team who beat my team)) but you fans should hold your heads high a great season none the less. Only 4 months until spring training

2-1B
10-28-2006, 12:02 PM
I, too, offer my sympathies to the Tigers fans here. :(

JetsAndHeels
10-28-2006, 01:46 PM
Being a Mets fan, I wanted to see the Tigers win the WS. Having said that, it seems like the Cardinals got hot at just the right time and were able to shut down Detroit. One thing is for certain..it was a great post season in baseball. Congrats to the Cardinals and Tigers for having stellar years.

jjreason
10-29-2006, 01:18 AM
I, too, offer my sympathies to the Tigers fans here. :(

Thanks, T. I hated the losing, but it's awfully tough to be outright mad when players like David Eckstein and Jimmy Edmonds are on the happy end. Honestly, if we HAD to lose - I'd have picked the Cards to win. Too good a team over the last 10 years to not win it at least once. The Mets, much like the Tigers, are young and seemingly full of promise - but seemed a little too cocky to me (as I'm sure my Tigers did to lots of fans of other teams). Maybe next year both us and them will have matured enough to take the next steps.

2-1B
10-29-2006, 10:06 AM
Honestly, if we HAD to lose - I'd have picked the Cards to win.

not the Brewers ? :cry:

jjreason
10-29-2006, 11:38 AM
Y'know, I got NO problem with the Brew Crew - they always thumped the Blue Jays for me (and honestly - how could you more aptly name a baseball team???? :thumbsup: ).

What the heck was with that jump to the NL though, T? I thought they had some pretty good rivalries with the old AL East teams - Toronto in particular. I'm still confused about why they would have chosen to leave the superior AL. Was that Bud Selig falling on the sword "for the good of the game"? We'd gladly send Tampa over to the NL to have you guys back.

pbarnard
10-29-2006, 12:34 PM
I'm still confused about why they would have chosen to leave the superior AL. Was that Bud Selig falling on the sword "for the good of the game"? We'd gladly send Tampa over to the NL to have you guys back.

No, it was Selig wanting to relive his youth by having the Milwaukee Braves back. The other thing was remember when Selig said he wanted to contract two teams, the Expos and the Twins? Both up had been competitive till about August and than fell out of contention, and than every other year Minnesota makes a wild card/division title run. Yet even despite moving the Brewers into a less competitive division (only St. Louis and Houston ever really are threats for the playoffs), they still can't play .500? Sorry Bud, you goofed, should've contracted them if you were ever going to do it.

jjreason
10-29-2006, 12:57 PM
I think that all 4 main North American pro sports would be improved by contraction (the NHL most particularly - back to 20 teams, anyone?) - but that's an argument for a thread of its own.

Check out this link, a bunch of big-name players have already filed for Free Agency - no time like the present I guess.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AlxrKlhPRWOFc2_dJLLNBhERvLYF?slug=ap-freeagents&prov=ap&type=lgns

JimJamBonds
10-29-2006, 09:59 PM
Actually pbarnard the Royals were first given the option of switching leagues.

pbarnard
10-29-2006, 11:04 PM
Actually pbarnard the Royals were first given the option of switching leagues.

Alright, but I still wished the year or so after the contraction talk the Twins would've won it just so the owner could've told Bud Selig to stick something. I believe they were once the best of friends and now he can't wait to get rid of Selig now.

JimJamBonds
10-30-2006, 10:09 PM
Alright, but I still wished the year or so after the contraction talk the Twins would've won it just so the owner could've told Bud Selig to stick something. I believe they were once the best of friends and now he can't wait to get rid of Selig now.

I'm from Wisconsin and a Brewer fan and even I don't really care for Bud, it would have been great for the Twins to win it all when all that talk was happening.

Kidhuman
10-30-2006, 10:14 PM
I hate Bud Selig with a passion. I hope he follows Tagliabues tails and resigns.

JimJamBonds
10-30-2006, 10:19 PM
I hate Bud Selig with a passion. I hope he follows Tagliabues tails and resigns.

I doubt it, but then again he shocked many when he put the Brewers up for sale a few years ago (THANK GOD!).

jjreason
10-30-2006, 11:40 PM
I can't believe they let an owner be the Commissioner, even on an interim basis. Is he no longer the owner, and thus the "full time" commish these days?

Rogue II
10-31-2006, 07:57 AM
After Selig took over as commissioner, his daughter took over the Brewers. I'm not sure if she still runs it or not. To me, Selig is the main reason baseball has less integrity than pro-wrestling and I no longer pay attention to the sport. He let the players get away with steriods, owners get away with not putting competitive teams on the field, and kept Pete Rose out of the HOF.

2-1B
11-01-2006, 09:51 PM
Wendy doesn't own the team anymore, that was taken over by Mark Attanasio two seasons ago, I believe.

I can't say I'm an Alan H. $elig fan either, but I thought it was hilarious when they had the tie All Star Game in "The Good Land" a few years back and during the backlash people were offering to sell "Bud Selig kneckties" lol lol lol

Contract the Twins ? That would be lame...if anything they should have popped off one of the two new Fla teams (cough D-Rays cough) as well as the Nationals. Well, not when they were the Expos because I love Canada and want there to be more competition between professional Canadian and American clubs (boooooo the Grizz and all those hockey teams that moved from Canada :( ) but now that they are the Gnats, they can go away. lol lol lol

JimJamBonds
11-01-2006, 09:53 PM
Its the owners who choose the commish so that is how an owner himself could be the commish. Wendy Selig-Pribe ran the Brewers (VERY POORLY) for a number of years, Mark Attanasio became majority owner in October of '05.

As far as Rose being kept out of the HOF, while what he did as a player gets him in no doubt his gambling gets him out (no doubt). He broke the #1 rule.

jjreason
11-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Caes, I wasn't suggesting they contract the Twins at all (though I was wishing for them to go away during the last few days of the 2006 regular season).

I was thinking the lameness in Tampa Bay, Kansas City (and I'm sure the National League could spare a team or two).

Contraction would hit the fans of those teams terribly, but the overall quality of the on field/on ice product could only improve.

2-1B
11-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Caes, I wasn't suggesting they contract the Twins at all (though I was wishing for them to go away during the last few days of the 2006 regular season).

I was thinking the lameness in Tampa Bay, Kansas City (and I'm sure the National League could spare a team or two).

Contraction would hit the fans of those teams terribly, but the overall quality of the on field/on ice product could only improve.


Oh, I know you weren't mentioning the Twinks...I was just referring to JimJam's comment that it would have been hilarious for them to run one off when they were under fire awhile back. lol I like the Twinkies, I wouldn't want them to leave.

I don't want the NFL to contract, I think it's perfect at 32 teams right now...but I do NOT want them to expand further. If they go to 33 teams just to squeeze in Los Angeles, I think they're making a mistake. I would rather they move a team over there if they are so insistent.

By the way Reas I'll reply to that PM soon. :thumbsup:

Rogue II
11-01-2006, 10:20 PM
Wasn't all that contraction talk a few years back? Like, before the Expos moved?

Anyway, the Mayor of Las Vegas is trying hard to bring a major league sports franchise to town (there is already arena football, minor league hockey and minor league baseball). NFL is highly unlikely. I heard he has spoke with the Devil Rays, Twins, and A's at one point or another. He has somewhere around 90 or 100 acres of land set aside for a stadium downtown.

My guess is that the NBA will be the first major league team in Vegas. They don't seemed to be as concerned about the sports betting as the others.

JimJamBonds
11-01-2006, 10:27 PM
My guess is that the NBA will be the first major league team in Vegas. They don't seemed to be as concerned about the sports betting as the others.

You're probably right that it will be the NBA. I think the All Star game will be there in the next year or two.... just remember the owner of the Kings (the Maloff brothers) also own a casino (I can't remember which one off hand) but they don't take bets on the NBA.

Rogue II
11-01-2006, 10:32 PM
Yes, the All-Star game is coming, and they just were awarded some international basketball tournament.

I think the Maloff's own the Palms...which has the brand new Playboy club.;)

(And to go even further off-topic: They closed the Stardust today. It will be imploded sometime in January. No word if Wayne Newton will be inside.)

jjreason
11-12-2006, 08:37 AM
I guess it's still 2006, so this thread can still function for the time being: anyone see the Tigers have made the first "big" move of the off season, trading 3 minor-leaguers to they Yankees for Gary Sheffield.

I've never been a fan, but he obviously provides some badly needed production in the middle of the order, which will take a TON of heat of Guillen and Maggs.

I'm not too concerned about his attitude, Jim Leyland and Dave Dombrowski dealt with him down in Florida (when they won the second time), and Ivan Rodriguez was there as well. I'm sure they talked all that stuff out before pulling the trigger.

Now, they need to make sure Jamie Walker gets signed right away to avoid any hard feelings - then we can just sit back and wait for spring training.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-12-2006, 09:49 AM
That is really shocking that the Yanks would trade him. oh well.

Aramis Ramirez is trying to get a deal of at least 70 million somewhere. I don't know how i feel about this. He never seems to be able to hit in the clutch and he NEVER EFFIN' HUSTLES. He has his bright spots and every one of his fan boys asks "well, what about that grand slam in the NLCS?" Yeah, that's great, but how about other games, when there is a man on 2nd or 3rd and he can't produce? We'll see though. And sadly, he is one of the bright spots of the Cubs lineup.

Rogue II
11-12-2006, 09:58 AM
I'm not suprised at all that they Yanks traded Sheffield. He didn't do much for them last year because he was hurt, so they picked up Abreau. Plus, the guy has been known to cause issues in the locker room (on past teams).

The suprising part is that the Yankees did it for 3 pitching prospects. Maybe they figured out that they need someone to fill in for Mussina and Johnson when they go down.

2-1B
11-12-2006, 12:06 PM
Royals and Pirates in '07

Kidhuman
11-12-2006, 05:18 PM
They yanks trading Sheff is no biggie, you have Abreu out there now who fits better intoi the line up. If he goes down, then its Melky who filled in real nice this year and if all else fails, I guess Bernie will be out there.

Trading for prospects shocked me, you would figure they would get a "name" in return for him.

jjreason
11-12-2006, 05:21 PM
I think for the Yankees getting rid of Sheffield (and his salary) was more important that who they got in return. Abreu was expensive - and worth the money - so he did make Sheff redundant for them.

Kidhuman
11-12-2006, 05:35 PM
The Phillies are picking up most of Abreu's contract and the Yanks were not forced to pick up his option when that trade was made(the only reason they made it). Either way, it works out best for both teams.

bobafrett
11-13-2006, 03:54 PM
I hear the Cubs signed Aramis Ramirez to a 5 year deal worth more than Sosa was making, and Keery Wood to another year.

2-1B
11-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Did they immediately sign K Wood to the Injury List ? lol

jjreason
11-13-2006, 07:08 PM
Justin Verlander = AL Rookie of the Year - a very well-earned reward for his great season.

The Yankees have dealt Jared Wright to the Orioles for a young pitcher.

Boston has spent an unreal amount of money to negotiate with a Japanese pitcher - with no guarantee that he'll ever pitch in the big leagues.

Kidhuman
11-13-2006, 07:11 PM
Yankees traded Jared Wright and $4,000,000to the Orioles for a reliever. Awesome clearing of space.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-13-2006, 09:59 PM
Royals and Pirates in '07Doing what? :confused:

figrin bran
11-13-2006, 11:24 PM
Hey Cubs, why spend the money if you're just committed to losing? ;)

(argh, i was hoping Ramirez would join the Angels)

pbarnard
11-14-2006, 09:44 AM
Hey Cubs, why spend the money if you're just committed to losing? ;)

(argh, i was hoping Ramirez would join the Angels)

Because that fools the drunks, I mean Cubs fans, into thinking they are committed to winning when all the owners really want is to sell off their assets, hope no one gets hit by brick when having their Wrigley Field expierence. I stand by my earlier comments: Would anyone notice if you substituted the Kansas City Royal's roster and the Cubs? The difference between the two is that KC has won a championship more recently and the other has a ball park one goes to expierence (notice not marketed as seeing a winning or even comptetive team).

jjreason
11-15-2006, 03:41 PM
First of all, congrats to our Skip, Jimmy Leyland, who has won the AL's Manager of the Year award. Nice to see the baseball writer acknowledging the team's success.

And now for a comment about pbarnard's post: at least the Cubbies have flirted recently (against the Marlins what, 4 years ago now?), the Royals have been stinky nearly as long as the Tigers were.

I do see your point though, the Cubs would still sell more tickets to those wanting to experience the old park..... and that's fine with me. Baseball is a historical game - Wrigley, Fenway and Yankee Stadium now offer the only 3 opportunities to walk around where ball has been played for nearly a century (that I can think of) - and that alone would be worth the price of admission to me.

bobafrett
11-19-2006, 10:23 PM
And now heres something Cubs fans will really like.

http://sports.excite.com/news/11192006/v3868.html

seanmcfripp
11-20-2006, 12:34 PM
And now heres something Cubs fans will really like.

Playing centerfield and batting lead-off? Makes sense, gotta make room for A-Rod later on down the line up. I'm kidding of course, although I'd still love to see a crazy Wood/Prior for A-Rod type trade with the Yanks.

Fonzie had a contract year with the Nats, so here's hoping he can keep it up. It'll be fun to see him again next year when the Cubbies come to RFK.

Go Nats!

Kidhuman
11-20-2006, 04:45 PM
No question he can keep it up. HE missed 40/40 with the Yanks by one homer. Fonzie was without a doubt the hottest free agent out there.

jjreason
11-22-2006, 02:58 PM
And he was 40/40/40 (HR, Steals and Doubles) last year - the first person ever to do this. Nice job, Cubbies! If they can land A-Rod......

Kidhuman
11-22-2006, 05:08 PM
No one is getting A-Rod, he has an opt out of his contract next year and no one is willing to

A) pay his contract

B) Mortgage their entire farm system and a few players.

On another note, congrats to Ryan Howard on the NL MVP and Justin Morneau on his AL MVP. I still say Jeter got ripped. Morneau was not the MVP on the twins or the league. He was helped with Santana, Mauer, Liriano, and Hunter all having career years. But as long as Ortiz didnt get it, I aint that sour.