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89Hen wrote:Baseball is still going on? I didn't know it went past the first week in October. :suspicious:
It generally doesn't last much past the first week for the Nats

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89Hen wrote:Baseball is still going on? I didn't know it went past the first week in October. :suspicious:
It generally doesn't last much past the first week for the Nats


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Cole Hamels, a pitcher, hit a broken bat HR there after it opened. It's tiny. It's the Arena Football version of baseball.
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Fuck the Yankees, but they are resilient.

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Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

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GannonFan wrote:Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/19/major ... ealignment
Havana instead of Montreal - far less revenue, but whooboy the atmosphere would be off the charts...
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Dusty Baker is out for the Nats

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bandl wrote:Dusty Baker is out for the Nats
Followed by Bryce Harper in a year!

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bandl wrote:Dusty Baker is out for the Nats
Followed by Bryce Harper in a year!
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HI54UNI wrote:Thank you Dodgers for keeping my social media feeds Cubs free.
This.

Thanks to social media my prefered WS winner is always "ABC". Anyone but Chicago (Sox or Cubs).

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bandl wrote:Dusty Baker is out for the Nats
A year or so too late.

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Rob Iola wrote:
GannonFan wrote:Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/19/major ... ealignment
Havana instead of Montreal - far less revenue, but whooboy the atmosphere would be off the charts...
No. I don't need to see any more Havanadians after watching Puig run the bases. :tothehand:

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GannonFan wrote:Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/19/major ... ealignment
I think Charlotte would be a good location to fill the void between Atlanta and DC. Maybe New Orleans or Nashville. Indy or Louisville a possibility also. I don't have a problem with Portland, but it would break the balance of the 6 west coast teams, and it would likely be an American League team (fuck that). Just a horrible time zone for sports. OK, I guess I do have a problem with Portland :lol: . Move the A's to Portland and I'm OK.

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CAA Flagship wrote:
GannonFan wrote:Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/19/major ... ealignment
I think Charlotte would be a good location to fill the void between Atlanta and DC. Maybe New Orleans or Nashville. Indy or Louisville a possibility also. I don't have a problem with Portland, but it would break the balance of the 6 west coast teams, and it would likely be an American League team (fuck that). Just a horrible time zone for sports. OK, I guess I do have a problem with Portland :lol: . Move the A's to Portland and I'm OK.
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There was talk last time about Norfolk area, they could draw from most of Virginia and parts of NC. Montreal is a slam dunk. With this the Rockies could stay in the West division and not the Midwest.


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CAA Flagship wrote:
GannonFan wrote:Not related to the playoffs this year, but interesting read in SI (and referencing another article) about possible baseball expansion and the realignment of the league as a result.

I'm not sure baseball really needs to add two more teams, and I'm sure you can argue the locations (Portland for one, as apparently they were the other options for the Nationals when the Expos relocated, and Montreal as the other - in that city's defense, I think they would be far more successful this time as that city has changed tremendously over the years and because they could play in a real park and not the monstrosity that was Olympic Stadium).

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/19/major ... ealignment
I think Charlotte would be a good location to fill the void between Atlanta and DC. Maybe New Orleans or Nashville. Indy or Louisville a possibility also. I don't have a problem with Portland, but it would break the balance of the 6 west coast teams, and it would likely be an American League team (fuck that). Just a horrible time zone for sports. OK, I guess I do have a problem with Portland :lol: . Move the A's to Portland and I'm OK.
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Tigers hire Gardenhire as their next Manager. It will be interesting to see how he fits with a multi-year rebuild.

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AshevilleApp wrote:Tigers hire Gardenhire as their next Manager. It will be interesting to see how he fits with a multi-year rebuild.
It would be great if Gardy adds Doug Mientkiewicz as a bench coach and future manager. He was great in the Twins farms system, not sure why they fired him. Players loved him.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:Tigers hire Gardenhire as their next Manager. It will be interesting to see how he fits with a multi-year rebuild.
It would be great if Gardy adds Doug Mientkiewicz as a bench coach and future manager. He was great in the Twins farms system, not sure why they fired him. Players loved him.
Never heard of him, but I'll trust you on it. I'll wager that you had to look up the spelling of his last name though. :nod: ;)

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AshevilleApp wrote:
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It would be great if Gardy adds Doug Mientkiewicz as a bench coach and future manager. He was great in the Twins farms system, not sure why they fired him. Players loved him.
Never heard of him, but I'll trust you on it. I'll wager that you had to look up the spelling of his last name though. :nod:
He played for the Twins for a few years and in 2004, he was the player that tried to keep the ball when the Red Sox won the World Series.
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Blurb from the Strib

“I wasn’t shocked, because I had a message that changes were taking place,” Mientkiewicz said. “I feel bad for the kids who played for me, including the ones I managed that are helping the Twins make a run for the playoffs right now. Ask any of them about me as a manager.”

Mientkiewicz’s teams finished in first place in four of his five seasons at the helm. He led the Class A Fort Myers Miracle to first-place finishes and postseason berths in 2013, 2014 and this summer, winning the Florida State League championship in 2014, and his Class AA Chattanooga Lookouts won the Southern League championship 2015. He posted winning records in all five seasons as a manager, and compiled a winning percentage of .563 (385-299) overall.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:
Never heard of him, but I'll trust you on it. I'll wager that you had to look up the spelling of his last name though. :nod:
He played for the Twins for a few years and in 2004, he was the player that tried to keep the ball when the Red Sox won the World Series.
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Gil Dobie wrote:Blurb from the Strib

“I wasn’t shocked, because I had a message that changes were taking place,” Mientkiewicz said. “I feel bad for the kids who played for me, including the ones I managed that are helping the Twins make a run for the playoffs right now. Ask any of them about me as a manager.”

Mientkiewicz’s teams finished in first place in four of his five seasons at the helm. He led the Class A Fort Myers Miracle to first-place finishes and postseason berths in 2013, 2014 and this summer, winning the Florida State League championship in 2014, and his Class AA Chattanooga Lookouts won the Southern League championship 2015. He posted winning records in all five seasons as a manager, and compiled a winning percentage of .563 (385-299) overall.
Looks good to me. :thumb:

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HI54UNI wrote:Thank you Dodgers for keeping my social media feeds Cubs free.
A good portion of my feed are Dodger Fans - damn Californians living in Phoenix (not to mention the friends that live in LA).
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