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Curtieson 592 February 16, 2011 at 08:45 AM in Video Games (6) More MLB Shop Deals
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PLAYOFF TIME!

Fill in your playoff Predictions here [google.com]





P and C reported, Spring Training is underway!!!!!!!!!!!

I was just looking up the Tiger's Rotation, we signed Brad Penny...I hope he is a Kenny Rogers and not a Dontrelle Willis... [edit: it was a Willis....Doug Fister was our Kenny Rogers]

But, the average age of our starting rotation is 26...how crazy is that...

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Well, what do you want to watch? There is nothing else in season when baseball is in season. Yes, it gets very old when they find one story they think is "popular" (whoever A-Rod is farking) but when they are recapping games it is interesting.
Fair enough but when there are other sports on at the same time (like basketball) there are so many games in baseball that it takes so much damn time to cover them all. I think the basketball season is too long at 82 games and baseball has what 160+ per team?

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Ditto, except by baseball I meant basketball and that's why I haven't watched SC in weeks now.
I used to love watching basketball but I don't find it as interesting anymore but I'll still catch some here and there. Anyone know the relative popularity of baseball vs basketball in the US?
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And it was all over SC, haha
hey something like that should be all over SC
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I used to love watching basketball but I don't find it as interesting anymore but I'll still catch some here and there. Anyone know the relative popularity of baseball vs basketball in the US?
2010 WS had 14.3 million viewers (avg over 5 games), 15 Mil tuned in for Game 5 (12 mil were watching a reg reason MNF that night). Lowest ever ratings for a World Series I think...maybe 2nd lowest.

2010 NBA Finals had 10.9 mil viewers (avg over 7 games), w/o the 18 Mil for game 7, the rest of the series averaged 9.75 Mil per game.

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The 1998 Finals managed to best the ratings for that year's World Series, the only NBA Finals ever to do so.
Over the last couple of years.......every major sport in America has declining TV ratings except for 1.
[info from various Wikis and Nielsen Ratings site.]

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hey something like that should be all over SC
I agreed. It was one of the most athletic plays I have seen....at least this year, should be up for an Espy.
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I used to love watching basketball but I don't find it as interesting anymore but I'll still catch some here and there. Anyone know the relative popularity of baseball vs basketball in the US?
I used to absolutely love basketball. My dad was a Sixers season tix holder and I went to more games than I can remember. But now that it's become more about the name on the back of the jersey than the front, I just can't watch any of it anymore.
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I used to absolutely love basketball. My dad was a Sixers season tix holder and I went to more games than I can remember. But now that it's become more about the name on the back of the jersey than the front, I just can't watch any of it anymore.
I can definitely understand that. I think "The Decision" was one of the most asinine things I've ever seen.
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Any chance MLB.tv fouls up again and we get the whole season for $20 deal?
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Any chance MLB.tv fouls up again and we get the whole season for $20 deal?
I truly, truly doubt it.. but maybe Groupon/Livingsocial will come save us Big Grin
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Son of a bitch...

here we go again:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?...rs-cabrera

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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera(notes) has been arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida.

Police say Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.”
Funny how biased certain media can be...this Yahoo report shows a man that is strung out with personal issues, where another source quoted him as constantly saying "F*ck you, do you know who I am?" which shows a man that is just a straight up A-hole.
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Son of a bitch...

here we go again:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?...rs-cabrera



Funny how biased certain media can be...this Yahoo report shows a man that is strung out with personal issues, where another source quoted him as constantly saying "F*ck you, do you know who I am?" which shows a man that is just a straight up A-hole.
so long as his PT isn't affected I'd still draft him. laugh out loud
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so long as his PT isn't affected I'd still draft him. laugh out loud
Iagree

Gettin' miggy wit it
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So Gary Sheffield retired, which begs the question.. Gary Sheffield was still in the league? Confused

laugh out loud
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So Gary Sheffield retired, which begs the question.. Gary Sheffield was still in the league? Confused

laugh out loud
Yup, and he thinks he deserves to be in the Hall Crazy

In other news.. funny read on the Pujols contract situation

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Albert Pujols and the Cardinals have yet to reach agreement on a new contract, and it looks as though St. Louis' beloved first baseman will enter free agency in the winter. What kind of market will there be for one of the greatest, most consistent hitters in baseball history? A very competitive one, according to Off Base sources who assure me that virtually every team will bid for Pujols if he becomes a free agent ...

Chicago Cubs: General manager Jim Hendry will say that it doesn't make financial sense to offer a 10-year, $300 million contract to any player who will be 41 years old in the final year of the deal. He therefore will offer Pujols a five-year, $300 million contract.

New York Mets: Owner Fred Wilpon's current cash-flow issues preclude the Mets from offering a multiyear contract of any amount. However, Wilpon says he can offer to invest the $16 million Pujols earns this season and guarantee a return of at least 18 percent every single season, which will give Pujols more than $1 billion within 30 years. And if the investment somehow "disappears" at that point, well, Pujols will be 62 and can start drawing social security.

Kansas City: The Royals will offer Pujols a deal that allows him to please the union and play in St. Louis. They will sign him to a 10-year, $300 million contract, then trade him to the Cardinals for prospects six months later when it looks as though the deal won't work out and the team thinks it needs to change directions yet again.

Philadelphia: The Phillies will simply offer Pujols the major league minimum but with the incentive of not having to bat against Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels.

Washington: The Nationals will emulate Republicans and Democrats in D.C. by "listening to the people" and offering Pujols $300 million that they don't have, deferring all payments (plus interest) to the next owner.

Texas: The Rangers are willing to offer Alex Rodriguez's old contract to Pujols, by which they mean the $25 million they still owe A-Rod from the contract to which former owner Tom Hicks signed Rodriguez in 2000. They also are willing to give him Michael Young's locker, plus Young's jersey and all of Young's at-bats, all of which "we're sure Michael will be totally cool with."

San Diego: The Padres will replace recently departed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez by offering Pujols $200 million to spend the next seven years undergoing constant trade rumors and having his playoff hopes cruelly crushed in the last weekend of the regular season.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Frank McCourt will offer Jamie's half of the divorce settlement to Pujols. Jamie will offer him Frank's half of the divorce settlement.

Pittsburgh: The Pirates will offer Pujols a 10-year contract guaranteed to always be exactly $1 more than what the rest of the team is making combined. Pujols will turn this down, naturally, because it will be far less than what every other team is offering him.

New York Yankees: The Steinbrenners will offer Pujols a 10-year, $500 million contract, then petition the league to add another designated hitter to the lineup, preferably for the shortstop by 2014.

San Francisco: The defending world champs will offer to boost Pujols' offensive numbers even further by flooding left field, persuading the EPA to grant the area environmentally protected status and thereby banning outfielders from chasing his line drives into Albert's Wetlands.

Seattle: The Mariners will offer Pujols a 10-year, $100 million deal plus incentives of $500,000 for every home run that pitcher-friendly Safeco Field costs him each season.

Tampa Bay: The Rays will offer Pujols an eight-year, $250 million contract with the caveat that he must bring 25,000 of his closest friends to each game.

Oakland: Billy Beane will offer Pujols a three-year, $100 million contract, then trade him in the second year for a future Cy Young winner, two All-Stars, a Gold Glove winner, seven other prospects, a down payment on a new ballpark and a minority stake in an English Premier League team.

Toronto: The Blue Jays will offer Pujols a back-loaded 10-year, $400 million contract. Later, they will trade him to the Angels when he gets old.

Colorado: The Rockies won't offer Pujols a contract, but as soon as he signs somewhere, they will give Troy Tulowitzki another $134 million contract extension through 2030.

Anaheim: The Angels will offer Pujols a 10-year, $270 million contract and promise to change their name to the Los Angeles and Anaheim Angels of Albertville.

Boston The Red Sox will not offer Pujols a contract because they will have signed Adrian Gonzalez to an extension by then, bringing their payroll closer to $200 million. Boston fans will then whine about the way the Yankees are able to outspend everyone.

Cincinnati: The Reds will offer Pujols a seven-year, $200 million contract so that the next time they play Philadelphia in the postseason, they'll get at least one hit in a game.

Florida: The Marlins are preparing to offer Pujols an eight-year, $240 million contract and the assurance that he will be the first player unloaded in the fire sale after their next World Series title.

Chicago White Sox: The White Sox will consider offering Pujols a six-year, $190 million contract but will decide at the last minute that they don't need him, then watch Pujols sign with the Twins and lead Minnesota to the AL Central title.

Minnesota: The Twins will offer Pujols an eight-year, $190 million contract plus a batting helmet lined with bubble wrap and padded with goose-down pillows.

Detroit: The Tigers will offer Pujols a 10-year, $300 million contract, though, as with the standard Detroit baseball contract, it will not include medical coverage in case he develops lung cancer from manager Jim Leyland's secondhand smoke.

Atlanta: The Braves will offer Pujols just enough money to look respectable but not enough money to actually sign him.

Baltimore: The Orioles will offer Pujols a nine-year, $270 million contract plus lucrative lifetime rights to sell barbecue sandwiches from his very own concession stand after he retires. To avoid infringing on Boog Powell's turf, however, Pujols will have to sell his sandwiches as a vendor while hiking up and down the stadium hollering, "Barbecue sandwiches, here! Get your piping-hot sandwiches!"

Houston: The Astros will woo Pujols by offering him a seven-year, $200 million deal and promising to never ever wear those rainbow jerseys again.

Milwaukee: The Brewers will pre-emptively combat charges that they aren't trying hard enough to keep Prince Fielder by not offering enough money to Pujols, either.

Arizona: The Diamondbacks will offer Pujols a six-year, $170 million contract but will defer all payment until they...
have finished paying Bernard Gilkey the deferred money they still owe from the contract he signed in 1999.

Cleveland: The Indians will offer Pujols a minor league contract because that's where they keep their best players.

St. Louis: The Cardinals, of course, also will try to re-sign Pujols. After failing to sign him to an extension before the season out of concern that he wanted more money for longer than they thought made financial sense, they will offer him much more money for more years.
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Cleveland: The Indians will offer Pujols a minor league contract because that's where they keep their best players.
Wait...Cleveland has good players?

Oh yea...that is why it was actually fun to go to Columbus Clippers games, they won a ton, haha

I VOTE FOR THIS ONE!
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Do we have a SD fantasy league?
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Yup, and he thinks he deserves to be in the Hall Crazy

In other news.. funny read on the Pujols contract situation
LOL

any chance you can provide a link?

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Do we have a SD fantasy league?
we had one last year. Not sure who is running it this year (if at all).
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