Baseball...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by roosterjuicer, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. roosterjuicer

    roosterjuicer New Member

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    who here is a baseball fan?

    if so, what are your favorite teams? favorite players? how do you think your favorite team will do this year?

    I am a big Kansas City Royals fan. My favorite player right now is probably Alex Gordon. I am a university of nebraska alum and he led us to the CWS and was an amazing player and a home town guy.

    I also follow the yankees a bit because Im a big Joba Chamberlain fan for the same reason I like Alex Gordon so much.

    My favorite national league team is the dodgers. I grew up in the area so thats who i root for in the NL division series' and stuff.

    I think the Royals will do pretty well (for the royals) this year. We added a few guys i think will help and we were right on the bubble last year, if we can build on the strides we made last year I think we have a shot at winning the division or at least finishing in 2nd or 3rd.
     
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  3. skullcrusher

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    I like baseball. Growing up in Denver, at the time, there was only minor league stuff, so I never latched onto a team. Then I moved to Ohio, and the first game I ever went to was an Indians game. Then I moved to Cleveland. I am an Indians fan, but national league, I kinda follow the Rockies (that name was the name of the old NFL team in Denver).

    You have a good handle on things, though. With free agency and all, I tend to follow players, too. Man Ram's a guy I watch, I've seen him since he was a rook.

    That said, I played the game for years as a kid and adult. I can say this with direct first hand knowledge: BORING TO PLAY AND WATCH. GAME OF ANTICIPATION, MY ARSE!!

    Going to a major league game is much more fun because of all of the people...and hotties. :D
     
  4. roosterjuicer

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    i think its fun to watch and especially to play. I plan intermural and summer league slow pitch softball...super fun time
     
  5. skullcrusher

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    I hate to do it to you, but SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL IS NOT THE SAME AS BASEBALLI played softball as well for many years. One highly competitive league had the 'no steel spike' rule. I noticed a guy on the other team was wearing spikes in the playoffs, so I called him on it. While changing cleats, he said, "I thought this was a man's game!" I responded, "It's slow pitch, dude. Girls play this game, and they are good at it!" Dude's face turned crimson, like this :mad:
     
  6. roosterjuicer

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    i agree with that...but its still fun.

    dont worry, im not "softball guy" i play in running shoes and normal basketball shorts i dont take it too seriously.
     
  7. canebrake

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    1984 Detroit Tigers
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    The first year I went to a World Series!

    Sparky Anderson

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    Too many favorite players!
    Lance Parrish
    Lou Witaker
    Alan Trammell
    Darrell Evans
    Chet Lemon
    Kirk Gibson
    Jack Morris
    Milt Wilcox
    Aurelio Lopez
    Willie Hernandez

    Just hasn’t been the same since then!

    No ball park like the old Tiger Stadium!

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  8. user4

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    Baseball is a fat man's sport.

    That said, I enjoy the Mariners and Ichiro. I can see them cheaper in Arlington when they play the Rangers than I could in Seattle at Safeco field.
     
  9. Shotgun Shooter

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    St Louis Cardinals all the way.
    Been a fan of them since 1995 when I was old enough to understand baseball.

    S.S.
     
  10. J33Nelson

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    Twinkies

    Minnesota Twins and they will win the AL Central
     
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  11. skullcrusher

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    Ok, so far we got KC, Cle and Minn, and an old Detroit guy.

    GO TRIBE!!
     
  12. dnthmn2004

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    I'm a big Red Sox fan. Ever since I can remember, my great grandfather was the ultimate fan. He watched every single game after they invented TV. I mean EVERY SINGLE GAME! And when he was old and his vision was fading, they got a 70something inch projector. Those were good times. Its too bad he passed away before they won the World Series. Yuck the Fankees.
     
  13. skullcrusher

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    Yes, and the Red Sucks, too!!

    GO TRIBE!
     
  14. dnthmn2004

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    At least I know who my enemies are now.:D

    GO RED SOX!
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  15. roosterjuicer

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    add me to the enemy list. I cant stand the red sox.
     
  16. cpttango30

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    I stopped watching when them sissy bastards started screaming that there pusssies were hurting and went on strike. I spit on baseball.

    When you get paid to PLAY you have ZERO reasons to complain ABOUT anything.
     
  17. AsmelEduardo

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    NY Yankees all the way!

    I like the NY Yankees... hope that Girardi can do something about the pitching problems...
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    I'm fan of Venezuelan SS...
    Aparicio... from my hometown
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    Concepcion from the Big Red Machine (he deserve to be included in the Hall of Fame)
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    And Vizquel... he's alredy in the Hall of Fame, just wating to retire...
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  18. WDB

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    I grew up a Tigers fan but after moving to the NW you have to like the Mariners. They had a truly poor past couple of years but I think they will at least be above 500 this year. Ken Griffy Jr coming back to the team will have little effect except to fill some seats. In short any team but the Yankees and the Redsox, they proved they can buy the best tallent, it would be so sweet to have them not be in the top six at mid season.
     
  19. skullcrusher

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    Omar is the best defensive SS ever!! He was with the Indians for the best of his years, and even got a standing ovation last season when the Padres came to town. The plays he has made...man, in his prime, no one can match Omar! Too bad that he is a lifetime .275 hitter in a time when SS's are expected to hit .300 and at least 25 hrs.

    Btw, the Yankees are a joke...especially the last few years. Steinbrenner spends 1-1/2 times the next highest payroll, and still does not win the Series. Hilarious. I hope the Jankees keep doing what they have been doing for the last few years. Jeter is the most overrated SS in history when you consider his glove and arm. Good hitter, but err...err...err. Yeah, I said Jeter is overrated. What of it. :cool:
     
  20. AsmelEduardo

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    What about the World Baseball Classic?

    What about the World Baseball Classic? Any favorite?
    I couldn't be happier :D finaly we put the egos aside and start play like a team...
    I'm happy that Cuba is out...:p