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MAC702

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#22
The whole NL West is surprising this year. Okay, not counting the Padres. I guess what's surprising about them is they spent all that money for Eric Hosmer without doing much else to actually seriously contend in that division.

Loving the DamnYankees / Red Sox series. With a slight edge to NY, I don't care much who loses, I just want to see a lot of blood on the ground when it's all over. I've FINALLY conceded the division to them. I still hold out hope that our bad luck slows and we can catch the mediocre Blue Jays and Rays. I'll be in Florida next month and plan to catch the series with the Rays in Tampa. I don't know what all the hullabaloo is about their stadium. I went last summer and thought it was pretty cool. I was there for a game when the Brewers were in town and got to see the Rays lose, even though their reliever Jose Alvarado pitched an immaculate inning in the 9th. I was following the pitch count, after 8 pitches, I jumped up and told my buddies we were about to see an immaculate inning. He pitched a strike and I was screaming "IMMACULATE INNING!" Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. They never said a word about it from the PA. I couldn't believe it.
 

garand_guy

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#24
Are there any f-ing SPORTS bars that actually play SPORTS? I can't find one. I realize I may not get sound for the particular game I'm watching, but EVERY SINGLE "SPORTS" bar in town plays MUSIC instead. Even when the only sport going on is a daytime Cubs game, they look at you like you're crazy if you even ask why they play music instead of the sound for the game.
I get CNN and infomercials at mine...
 

MAC702

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#25
I was in Phoenix all last week and didn't update regularly. But I'm watching baseball every day. I went to two games while there. The Cardinals were in town on the Tuesday game, and the Padres on the Thursday game, the days before and after the 4th. On Thursday I had nice seats behind home plate, but we actually went to the brewery restaurant over right field. That was a cool experience. A very due Paul Goldschmidt blanked my Beat the Streak again on Thursday. That's usually Mike Trout's job.

Our first game in Philly last week was a microcosm of our season. Cashner tossed a strike. It wasn't even close to the edge. Instead of being called the 3rd strike, K, inning over, the guy walked and the next one hit the homer that put the Phillies on top. They would go on to win by 1 point. I can't wait for the robots to take over. Umps have an awesome union.

Yesterday was cool. The Bronx Bombers could only win half of a doubleheader against the worst team in baseball. I'm pretty sure we Orioles have a better record against the DamnYankees than we do against anyone, and have probably been better against them than most teams this year. I'll take it.
 

Gullwing

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#26
Posey was selected for the All Star game, but wont go (getting cortisone shot), Crawford is going and trying to get Belt there now.
 

MAC702

LEGEN...wait for it... DARY!
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#27
And the Orioles walk it off against the DamnYankees! That's 2 out of 3 so far, with one more game tomorrow. The DamnYankees couldn't win a series against the worst team in baseball. Manny Machado TWICE tied the game back up with another multi-homer game.

That's our first walk-off win since beating the Twins on Opening Day, when we blew a save and had to play 11.
 

DLKnives

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#29
I found that with MLB TV I couldn't watch anything - even games back east were blacked out. I have Cox and they don't have the channel I need to watch most Giants games so I added Sling TV and get all but some Friday games.

I hate the DH and won't watch the AL because of it. I hope the NL never goes that way.

I'm having withdrawal symptoms tonight with no baseball...
 

Gullwing

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#30
I found that with MLB TV I couldn't watch anything - even games back east were blacked out. I have Cox and they don't have the channel I need to watch most Giants games so I added Sling TV and get all but some Friday games.

I hate the DH and won't watch the AL because of it. I hope the NL never goes that way.

I'm having withdrawal symptoms tonight with no baseball...
We have Direct TV and get most Giants games. But also don't get many other games *not sure how many since don't usually care"
No game tonight, but did you watch home run durby? I didn't but I was out of the house.
 

MAC702

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#31
Fortunately, with my team being the Orioles, I'm only blacked out for my team when they are playing a west coast team, which is not all that often, though next year will be even more often as AL East will be playing the NL West in the interleague games. Seattle and Dallas are the nearest teams I can watch on MLB.TV. It sucks that even when the Angels are at Orioles, I'm blacked out because it's a west coast team involved, even though I would be watching on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

Commissioner Manfred affirmed today at his town hall that the NL is not planning to get the DH. Fans seems to like the status quo with this being the big difference and talking point between the two leagues.

Every expectation is that Orioles star shortstop Machado will be traded before games resume on Friday. Phillies seem to have finally thrown in a top pitching prospect to sweeten the deal. Dodgers, et al, have a couple days to counter.

I've been constructing a new armory/mancave this year. When completed, I may finally have to up my TV channels to make sure I can get everything I'm going to want. NFL Football is probably going to be the hardest one to get live without getting 300 channels I don't want.

Orioles just coasted into the All-Star Break having split a 4-game series against the DamnYankees, and taking a series from the Rangers. Nice not to feel like we totally suck for at least a week, again.
 

DLKnives

Occassional Knifemaker
#32
We have Direct TV and get most Giants games. But also don't get many other games *not sure how many since don't usually care"
No game tonight, but did you watch home run durby? I didn't but I was out of the house.
Yes DirecTV has the channel but I was in the hospital when we moved and the wife got Cox TV, internet and phone. I would've got DirecTV and Cox internet but oh well.

I got to watching something else, didn't have much interest anyway.
 
#33
sigh, the all-star break..... a whole week. :cautious:
what was that wink-wink-nudge-nudge deal with Bryce Harper and, the home run derby? A rule is a rule.
well, I guess the break good for the players.
for most AFTER the all-star break is where the rubber meets the road. Teams either make or, break after. it seems that the season before the all-star break almost means nothing. How a team does after - is the season. I've seen teams go from cellar to penthouse after the all-star break and, vice-a-versa. hope things go well for your team.

Go Dodgers!
 
#34
Where to begin about the DamnYankees? They were supposed to suck last year, experimenting with rookies like Aaron Judge, and what not. Yankees and Red Sox (and Nationals) firing their managers was weird after great seasons. Aaron Boone seems to have not screwed up this year. I'm always looking for a rival to watch games with if you get time to actually watch the games. I'm obviously not a sore loser.

Back when Baltimore's record after the first month was like 6 - XXX; I took some pleasure in the fact that 3 of our 6 wins were winning a series in the Bronx.

SPEAKING OF WATCHING THE GAMES!!!

Are there any f-ing SPORTS bars that actually play SPORTS? I can't find one. I realize I may not get sound for the particular game I'm watching, but EVERY SINGLE "SPORTS" bar in town plays MUSIC instead. Even when the only sport going on is a daytime Cubs game, they look at you like you're crazy if you even ask why they play music instead of the sound for the game.
I usually go to steiner's but, they don't seem to be any team specific. your mileage may vary I guess.
 
#35
Orioles stop ANOTHER 7-game losing streak with a nice 8-2 domination of Mike Trout and the Angels today. Everything came together for the same game. Gausman has become a legitimate ace this year after numerous struggles last year. I felt bad they took him out for the 9th inning. He had plenty left in the tank with a 6-run lead, but then maybe we need him to start again sooner rather than later, too. Hope he took it well. He was pissed last year when he didn't get to finish one of the few games he dominated.
think it just got worse... sry MAC. but, he's only a rental. So maybe you'll get him back. the Dodgers current shortstop (currently out for the season) is also great. Machado will be a free agent after this season so, never know.
https://www.mlb.com/news/manny-machado-traded-to-dodgers/c-286340444?tid=282421090
 

titanNV

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#38
How about the Royals?
Challenging the Orioles for worst record in baseball?? :ROFLMAO:

And then the AL West, where the top 3 teams are within 3.5 games of eachother, and the A's catching up with the defending WS Champion Astros for a 1st place tie?? Now that's awesome!