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Posted: 27 February 2008 09:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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JayRoam - 27 February 2008 07:16 PM

“The Cardinals take it in the Pu-jols”, “Fuk U, Do Me” t-shirts.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
i’m gonna have to fly
out to chicago just to
score one of each

way too funny!

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Posted: 05 March 2008 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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tenjay - 27 February 2008 02:02 PM

^interesting, looks like they’re trying hard to sell season tickets and six packs.  i’m sure it will be soon since opening day is about 5 weeks away.

they are going to release them this saturday.

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Posted: 05 March 2008 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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pezyr - 27 February 2008 09:13 PM

JayRoam - 27 February 2008 07:16 PM
“The Cardinals take it in the Pu-jols”, “Fuk U, Do Me” t-shirts.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
i’m gonna have to fly
out to chicago just to
score one of each

way too funny!

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Posted: 26 March 2008 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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sox won on opening day

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I got some extra body lube individual packets left over from when grace visited. I can give those to you

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Posted: 26 March 2008 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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i’m excited to see how the giants pitch this season but am scared of how bad the offense could be.

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Posted: 26 March 2008 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Silver lining to the projected dismal Giants season (110 losses anyone?): Will be easier to get good tickets.

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Posted: 26 March 2008 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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JayRoam - 25 February 2008 06:49 PM

^definitely the Tigers. not only a classic Chicago vs. Detroit rivalry, but they have ex-sox Magglio Ordonez

I’m a Northsider til I die, but maybe this will help you choose.

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aside from the neighborhoods the teams play in, you know that the whole cubs-bourgie sox-working class dynamic is a myth right?
the only difference is that one team has a championship, the other team doesn’t. =)

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Posted: 26 March 2008 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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That’s not true.

Cubs have 2, the Sox have 3.

And to be honest, having been to a game at US Cellular and living near Wrigleyville.

More preppies and trixies in Wrigleyville.

More guidos and white trashy looking folks on the SOuthside.

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Posted: 26 March 2008 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Yeah....

Old guy…

From Atlanta.

Damn cracka.

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Sayonara, baseball tradition

By Furman Bisher | Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 08:57 PM

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Baseball used to be a game played with nine men to a side, two managers, four umpires, and the major-league season always opened in Cincinnati. Come to think of it now, that would be sort of like “Gone With the Wind” opening in Valdosta. But Cincinnati had a deal, see.

The first “major league” baseball game was played in Cincinnati on June 1, 1869. The locals, the Red Stockings, eked out a 48-14 victory over Mansfield, whoever Mansfield was. So, several years ago — even the league office isn’t sure when — it became a custom that every major-league season opened in Cincinnati. Nobody played before the Red Stockings, now shortened to Reds. It was just that way. That’s how baseball is, very long on tradition. It just gets into a habit it likes and stays there.

Well, not any longer. Money can change any habit. Eight springs ago the Mets and Cubs opened the season, not in Cincinnati. Guess where? Tokyo. That Tokyo, the guys who gave us Pearl Harbor. Some people don’t like you to bring that up, trade with Japan is so hot. But I’ve got a long memory. I saw what a few bombs can do to our property.

Oh, well, ‘scuse me. It’s just tough to get away from it when you turn on your TV in the morning there are the Boston Red Sox playing the Oakland A’s in the Tokyo Dome. Not only that, but the Red Sox pitcher is Daisuke Matsuzaka, who didn’t grow up in Wampole.

Why not? A Japanese newspaper chain, Yomiuri, foots the bill for this Oriental excursion. Yomiuri is not exactly the Chicago Tribune of Japanese baseball. Yomiuri owns several teams. The Tribune owns only one team, and that team hasn’t been in a World Series since World War II. (Sorry to have to bring that up again.) Yomiuri’s team has been the Yankees of Japan, and I’m not sure, but I think they call themselves the Giants.

About Cincinnati and its dibs on opening day, that went on for years. Then the major leagues expanded from coast to coast, cramping the schedule. Television came in spreading money around like fertilizer, and things began to change. The Reds no longer had a monopoly on opening day. So they were allowed to throw the first pitch before anybody else. That privilege is gone now, but one priority remains — the Reds are always allowed to open the season at home. So much for tradition, of which about all that remains is that the baseball hides are actually sewed together by hand by ladies in some Latin American country.

They no longer play a Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown. The All-Star Game ends when the commissioner says it’s time to go home, even if the score is tied. World Series games start about my bedtime. The schedule is so jacked around that the Braves open the season with a one-game “series” in Washington, where a new ball park is being opened. There, one other tradition still prevails: Presidents still throw out first balls. George Bush gets to start the last game of his eight-year career on the mound.

It would be my guess that in Japan, emperors don’t throw out first balls, or even have any kind of presence at such a sweaty game. I saw a game in the Tokyo Dome once, but it was more dome-shaped then. It now appears to have gone oblong to oblige the new long-ball society. Managers are interchangeable, it seems. Bobby Valentine is still managing a team in Japan, and Trey Hillman, who managed five seasons in Japan, is now managing the Kansas City Royals, which, on the surface, appears to be a demotion.

So that’s where major-league baseball stands today, geographically. Not here in the USA, not in Cincinnati, not even in Kauai, but on the other side of the International Dateline. Heaven only knows where it’s headed next. They tell me they’re building a state of the Soviet stadium in Vladivostok, complete with a video screen as high as the sky, and beer sales. Oh, I forgot tell you this about Cincinnati’s sin. The Red Stockings were expelled from the league in 1880 for selling beer at the park. Think of that!

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Posted: 26 March 2008 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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i think keeping the first game in cincinatti is a pretty cool thing.  the rest of it is pretty ridiculous.

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Posted: 28 March 2008 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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oh boy the giants are going to be bad this year.  i was at the game last night.  it’s going to be a long season.

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Posted: 28 March 2008 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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yeah, it was an ugly game, i was working at it.

btw, i have 2 free tickets for sunday’s game against the a’s if anybody is interested.  they’re up high (section 325) but it’s still a ticket in and you’ll probably be able to move down pretty easily.

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Posted: 28 March 2008 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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^ i dunno they were being pretty anal about checking tickets last night.  i was at 112 last night and they kept bugging me about my tix everytime my friend and I would leave and come back and this was all the way up to the 6th inning

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Posted: 31 March 2008 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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why is aaron rowand hitting 6th for the giants?  he’s our top pick up of the offseason and has got to be our highest paid field player, yet he is in the 6 hole?  awful.  the giants are not yankees or red sox with quality hitting up and and down the lineup.

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Posted: 17 June 2008 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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so the mariners’ finally got rid of bavasi!! can’t f-ing believe that!  geez about f-ing time!

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