MLB 2016

Adam Eaton is the second coming of Jim Edmonds

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Someone redid the Marlins home run display as a psychedelic acid trip. This is awesome

 
It's the Jays home opener tomorrow night. I live down the street from the stadium. I think I'll just have dinner at my parents' house and avoid at least the first game. Mate of mine mentioned it's sold out.

Do the Jays have any hope of postseason so I plan to be away from my flat in October or whenever the playoffs are?
 
It's the Jays home opener tomorrow night. I live down the street from the stadium. I think I'll just have dinner at my parents' house and avoid at least the first game. Mate of mine mentioned it's sold out.

Do the Jays have any hope of postseason so I plan to be away from my flat in October or whenever the playoffs are?
Yes, its a possibility. The AL East is a shit show at the moment.
 
Hey, Sox are 4-2, though I think they should get at least 3-4 losses as punishment for that ass whipping last night.
 
The Jays lost so I hope that makes tonight more manageable as I return to my flat.
 
He's right.
I know. Its been an issue of mine for a while now. I remember when baseball used to be HUGE with the black guys I knew. Now, no one gives a shit. I think Tori Hunter is the most memorable black player left, and that's a problem.
 
I know. Its been an issue of mine for a while now. I remember when baseball used to be HUGE with the black guys I knew. Now, no one gives a shit. I think Tori Hunter is the most memorable black player left, and that's a problem.

I didn't even realize he is still playing. Honestly, I have a hard time with it these days myself, the games are just too long and rigid. I still dutifully buy the MLB package on tv, and catch games when I can, but the excitement is just not there.

The NFL's gameday product is starting to get to me as well, CFB and Premier League are probably my two favorite thing to watch anymore.
 
I didn't even realize he is still playing. Honestly, I have a hard time with it these days myself, the games are just too long and rigid. I still dutifully buy the MLB package on tv, and catch games when I can, but the excitement is just not there.

The NFL's gameday product is starting to get to me as well, CFB and Premier League are probably my two favorite thing to watch anymore.
Baseball is still, and will always remain, my one loved sport, but I've basically moved on to basketball now. Would get into soccer if I had people I knew who were in to it as well.
 
Baseball is still, and will always remain, my one loved sport, but I've basically moved on to basketball now. Would get into soccer if I had people I knew who were in to it as well.

I can't do basketball. Just can't. When the mega teams of the 80's were rolling I really liked it, but I don't think we will ever see two teams as good as the Lakers Celtics were at the same time back then. Modern NBA or college just doesn't do anything for me.

Football was always my first love and always will be, I just hope the NFL realizes they are damaging the product at the moment. CFB still has a more fluid game to watch, and the level of play at the top is high enough to be enjoyable. Plus I find college kids hilariously unpredictable.

Baseball is definitely my number 2 all time sport though, without question. I just don't want to be the one old white dude still watching it in 30 years.
 
I can't do basketball. Just can't. When the mega teams of the 80's were rolling I really liked it, but I don't think we will ever see two teams as good as the Lakers Celtics were at the same time back then. Modern NBA or college just doesn't do anything for me.
You just need to follow the right teams. Watch Golden State in the playoffs.

Football was always my first love and always will be, I just hope the NFL realizes they are damaging the product at the moment.
They won't.
I just don't want to be the one old white dude still watching it in 30 years.
Start learning spanish now.
 
Amazing that the Angles just gave up on Hamilton and completely paid his way out of town, just to get rid of him. That Arte Moreno sure is a shrewd business man.
 
Baltimore in general is weird.


Meanwhile the Sox are acceptable this year. How we can win a Series, then finish last, and then pretend it never happened is beyond me.
 
Yogi was the best

Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

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    David Schoenfield, SweetSpot blogger
Yogi Berra, the great Hall of Fame catcher of the New York Yankees, turns 90 Tuesday. He's living in an assisted living facility in New Jersey, where he still watches a lot of baseball. In honor of Yogi's birthday, here are 10 of his best Yogi-isms:

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Yankees legend Yogi Berra, who never said most of the things he said, turns 90 Tuesday. J. Meric/Getty Images
10. "It's like deja vu all over again."

9. "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

8. "The future ain't what it used to be."

7. "We made too many wrong mistakes."

6. "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

5. "You can observe a lot just by watching."

4. "You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours."

3. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

2. "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."

1. "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Did he really say all those things? Probably not. The evidence for some of them doesn't exist, and as early as 1949, the New York Daily News referred to Yogi as the "man who says funny things even if the newspapermen do make up most of them." As Yogi himself tried to explain, "I never said most of the things I said."

In some regards, this caricature of Yogi as kind of a bumbling verbal clown has obscured what a great player he was. ESPN colleague Jayson Stark has called Berra one of the most underrated players of all time. He won three MVP awards and had four other top-five finishes. Clearly, this was a respected player, a team leader, extremely durable (he led the league eight straight years in games caught) and a clutch performer. As Bill James once wrote, "Casey Stengel, asked the secret of his success with the Yankees, once said, 'I never play a game without my man,' by which he meant that he never played a big game without Yogi Berra behind the plate."

James rated Berra ahead of Johnny Bench as the greatest catcher of all time, yet it's Bench and not Berra who appears on the MLB.com ballot of the greatest living players.

So, let's do this -- five quotes about Berra:

1. "He seemed to be doing everything wrong, yet everything came out right. He stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it." -- Mel Ott

2. "Yogi had the fastest bat I ever saw. He could hit a ball late, that was already past him, and take it out of the park. The pitchers were afraid of him because he'd hit anything, so they didn't know what to throw. Yogi had them psyched out and he wasn't even trying to psych them out." -- Hector Lopez

3. "Why has our pitching been so great? Our catcher, that's why. He looks cumbersome but he's quick as a cat." -- Casey Stengel

4. "He was the guy who made the Yankees seem almost human." -- Mickey Mantle

5. "Yogi wasn't better than me. He was much better than me." -- Joe Garagiola, a childhood friend of Yogi's in St. Louis. Garagiola signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for $500. Yogi, knowing he was better than Garagiola, refused to sign for the $250 that Branch Rickey reluctantly offered him. He signed instead with the Yankees for $500 and $90 a month to play for Norfolk in the Piedmont League.
 

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