MLB Team?

By: NC Mtn Pirates
7/24/2020 5:13 PM

Last night was opening night for MLB. Yankees and Dodgers won their openers. Opening Day just got started,so who is your favorite team or teams? We pull for the Braves and Red Sox!! Thumbs up

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By: dannik508
7/24/2020 5:19 PM

Last night was opening night for MLB. Yankees and Dodgers won their openers. Opening Day just got started,so who is your favorite team or teams? We pull for the Braves and Red Sox!! Thumbs up

NC Mtn Pirates
. I like watching the AL East but the Yankees have been my team since 1960 when my grandfather took me to the Stadium to see them. He lived nearby. I actually have a Yankee license plate.

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By: PaulOinMA
7/24/2020 6:07 PM

Mets.

First MLB game I attended was a church bus trip to Shea for a Mets - Pirates game in June 1969.

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By: PaulOinMA
7/24/2020 6:33 PM

... Yankees ... my grandfather ... Stadium ... He lived nearby ...

dannik508


My mom grew up nearby, too. Had everyone's autographs: Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Lazzeri, and so on.

I asked about them. She threw them out when she was a teenager. Wasn't a big deal to see Ruth, Gehrig, and others on the street. You saw them all the time. Why keep the autographs? Yeesh!

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By: Bill
7/24/2020 6:48 PM

Lifelong Dodger Fan.

I have the MLB package so I get to see them every game, and this year with COVID, I bought a Cutout and was assigned a seat in the MVP club behind home plate. I am about 10 rows behind Pat Sajak

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By: J4yDubs
7/24/2020 7:43 PM

Not really a big baseball person, but I cheer for the Reds. Have family in the Cincinnati area and had an Aunt that worked for them. Had a signed ball by a bunch of Reds players, including Johnny Bench. Can't find it now. My parents got rid of a lot of my stuff when I moved away.

John

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By: Aliphatic
7/24/2020 8:01 PM

Take me out for corona
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks
I don't care if I cough, wheeze and hack

Let me root, root root for the roni
They said it's only the flu
But it's one, two, three weeks you're dead
In the I-C-U

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By: PaulOinMA
7/24/2020 8:03 PM

That's Great! I watched the Dodger game last night. Will look for you.

Nan and I were just looking at pictures of the cutouts on her phone a couple of minutes ago..

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By: Dhart
7/24/2020 9:01 PM

Take me out for corona
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks
I don't care if I cough, wheeze and hack

Let me root, root root for the roni
They said it's only the flu
But it's one, two, three weeks you're dead
In the I-C-U

Aliphatic


However...no fans Wink smiley Just saying...

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By: Aliphatic
7/24/2020 9:05 PM

smiley

It’s not mine, but the rhyme and meter were just too good not to share

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By: PaulOinMA
7/24/2020 10:00 PM

... Johnny Bench ... FOOTER=J4yDubs]


I chaired a committee at a PGA Champions Tour tournament. Former professional athletes were paid to golf and an autograph session.
Bench was one. He was a first class jerk.

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By: Bill
7/25/2020 6:52 AM

That's Great! I watched the Dodger game last night. Will look for you.

Nan and I were just looking at pictures of the cutouts on her phone a couple of minutes ago..

PaulOinMA


I haven't been able to find myself in the first two games. My wife is going nuts trying to find me.

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By: OceanBlue
7/25/2020 9:28 AM

Johnny Bench

J4yDubs


My childhood hero smiley Remember the SI pic of him holding 7 baseballs in one hand?

Best Bench story ever was the pitcher that shook him off three times...Bench wanted a breaking ball, pitcher wanted his best "heat". Pitch was a ball, Bench caught it w his throwing hand and thew it back, even faster than the pitch, almost taking the pitchers glove off. Dude never shook him off again smiley

But, always a BoSox kid here smiley

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By: izzymcgee
7/25/2020 12:47 PM

Lifelong Phillies fan but may avoid it all if BLM is stamped on mound . Give us a break from this madness!!!

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By: Md.Chas
7/27/2020 8:13 AM

Lifelong Phillies fan but may avoid it all if BLM is stamped on mound . Give us a break from this madness!!!

izzymcgee
I agree Izzy. Not watching any sports as long as they add their political BS to it. The whole idea of sports is to watch and escape from the "real world" for a few hours. It's a shame that this is happening to America's National Pastime. My love for baseball hasn't diminished but I won't support the major leagues anymore. If high school or college ball ever comes back that's what I'll be watching. As a side note, I haven't worn a Raven's jersey or watched a game since they did the kneeling thing in England.

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By: PaulOinMA
7/27/2020 10:30 AM

... and Red Sox!! Thumbs up

NC Mtn Pirates


Red Sox pounded the O's in the season opener. The Red Sox announcers and other TV sport folks were happy, adding that the Orioles are one of the worst teams in baseball, and the Sox should roll over them in the series.

O's the won the next two. Theeth smiley

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By: PaulOinMA
7/27/2020 10:47 AM

... Not watching any sports as long as they add their political BS to it. The whole idea of sports is to watch and escape from the "real world" for a few hour.

Md.Chas


I didn't miss it as much as I thought I would. I'm watching it, as it gives me something to watch when I am out on the porch at night having a cigar. I can see the TV in the den. smiley

Thought of a non-sports-following former colleague. Took her to a college football game in 2009. This Ph.D. friend asked, "how may quarters are there in a game?"

Nan and I looked at her.

"What?"

We said slowly, " ... quarters ... " smiley

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By: J4yDubs
7/27/2020 11:38 AM

Have to watch what happens with the Marlin's now. My son is so pissed that the Phillies lost that series!

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By: redray
7/27/2020 11:58 AM

Let's Go O's!



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By: Tom in PA
7/27/2020 11:58 AM

I must say I found it odd to watch without fans. We certainly bring the energy level to this sport and that is missed.

Excited about expanded playoffs though ! 16 teams this year. And a best of 3 to start opening round.

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By: hatterasnc
7/27/2020 1:10 PM

I think the season just ended. Two teams quarantined, four games cancelled for today, more testing being done.
13 players on Marlins tested positive. Maybe COVID is the new PED.

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By: NC Mtn Pirates
7/27/2020 2:25 PM

Damn...MLB couldn't get through it's first weekend without Covid-19 outbreak!! Beat up

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By: Bill
7/27/2020 3:29 PM

Damn...MLB couldn't get through it's first weekend without Covid-19 outbreak!! Beat up

NC Mtn Pirates


I truly had my doubts that this season would not be completed, but I didn't think what happened would happen!

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By: PaulOinMA
7/27/2020 3:45 PM

Wondering if this is how team sports at any level outside of a bubble will play out.

Was really looking forward to NCAA basketball and Uconn back in the Big East.

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By: NC Mtn Pirates
7/27/2020 3:49 PM

If baseball,which is about as social distancing a team sport can be,already has problems,how is football,the least socially distant sport going to be played this season? Not looking good right now!!

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