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MLB 2017
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:43:01 AM »


Been up early the past two days to watch WBC games from Asia.  Tons of fun.

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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 08:23:43 AM »
I've been doing the same.  having work done at the house this morning so I am able to stay home a little later to watch this Cuba vs. Japan game.
I've been dying for real baseball much sooner than normal this year.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 01:29:03 PM »
So it's safe to say you're fans of the baseball classic?

I honestly haven't made up my mind yet, but I know I'd have a big problem with my franchise player getting hurt in a bunch of games that mean absolutely nothing.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
Guys get hurt in Spring Training too. WBC is a better as an idea than its execution but still fun to watch International "best-on-best"

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 03:41:08 PM »
there are pitch counts for pitchers.
it gets players to get more focused for playing games right now and ideally make them more ready for the first week of April.
it can also open up a chance for a younger player to get more Spring Training action with your team if the normal position player is off playing for Team USA or whatever team.  more games = more people playing.

injuries are a concern but as a fan, these are enjoyable games to watch.  it's just extra baseball for me to watch.  I'll never complain about that.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 08:20:28 AM »
Watching the US vs DR game last night was a prime example of what the WBC is great. You won't see a game That intense until October.  Going to be an interesting day today to see who advances (or who gets a play in) to advance to San Diego.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 07:52:17 AM »

I watched last night until Stroman left the game, weird but fun to watch one of your "big game" guys wearing a different uniform and pitching like it's the playoffs in March.

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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 01:13:23 PM »

I watched last night until Stroman left the game, weird but fun to watch one of your "big game" guys wearing a different uniform and pitching like it's the playoffs in March.

I'll admit I got into the WBC at the end.....but now it's back to reality. Yes, I was rooting for Stroman last night, but now he's dead to me.  :-D
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 11:12:42 PM »

I watched last night until Stroman left the game, weird but fun to watch one of your "big game" guys wearing a different uniform and pitching like it's the playoffs in March.

I'll admit I got into the WBC at the end.....but now it's back to reality. Yes, I was rooting for Stroman last night, but now he's dead to me.  :-D

 :-D Same for me.

And now I will be rooting for Chris Sale. Can't wait for opening day!
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 11:15:19 PM »
I love Opening Day no matter what, but beating a division rival in extra innings makes it really sweet.

Sorry, Matt.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 10:40:54 AM »
I love Opening Day no matter what, but beating a division rival in extra innings makes it really sweet.

Sorry, Matt.

good win, watched at work!

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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 11:45:54 AM »

Fun game, Jays had some chances against the tough O's bullpen.  Too bad the Jays couldn't get it to Ubaldo in the 11th.

The schedule has let the O's manipulate their roster so they had a slight advantage in a long game like that... Estrada was dealing late in the game - struck out 5 out of 6 at one point. 

All that said, I'd rather win in extras in the WC game than on Opening Day :)

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 11:47:47 PM »

Fun game, Jays had some chances against the tough O's bullpen.  Too bad the Jays couldn't get it to Ubaldo in the 11th.

The schedule has let the O's manipulate their roster so they had a slight advantage in a long game like that... Estrada was dealing late in the game - struck out 5 out of 6 at one point. 

All that said, I'd rather win in extras in the WC game than on Opening Day :)

Lol, knew that was coming. And you'd be 100% correct. It still stings.
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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 01:12:51 PM »
If you'll allow a brief MiLB post here, I'd just like to say I was sitting behind the plate last night when Tim Tebow went yard in his first at bat.

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Re: MLB 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
Matt,

Do you know anything about this Miguel Castro kid?  Apparently he was a piece of the Tulowitzki trade from the Jays.  22 years old and can throw 97. We got him for a bag of balls. Guess it's worth a shot.
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