MLB 2009

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    Feb 28, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    So how's it look for your team this year?

    I'm an Astros fan, so I don't really wanna talk about it. lol We're probably gonna suck. It appears we're not in a spending mood right now.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 01, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    I decided to boycott MLB this year. I'm sick and tired of this ignorant steroid scandal that won't go away.

    If shoeless Joe Jackson gets a lifetime ban for unwittingly partaking in a scam, then why the hell are these liars and cheaters getting away with murder over steroids?

    Why is Bud Selig still the Commish?

    Baseball is a farce.

    A-Rod admitted what needed to be said. He claimed that his steroid use was a result of the intense pressure he felt after signing an $800 Million contract with the TX Rangers. Well there is the problem, folks. Salary caps will end the steroids problem in baseball. And let these douches strike!!!


    I think I'll watch cricket.
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    Mar 01, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    I haven't quite figured out why steroids in baseball is such a big deal yet no one even blinks about the number of guys in the NFL who have clearly used them.
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    Mar 01, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    Drugs are a problem in society. Sports are a microcosm of society so why would be surprised that drugs were a problem in baseball? Steroids have been a part of baseball since the early 1980's and now baseball has taken a position that they are no longer accepted in the sport. They are dealing with it and are doing more about it than we as a society are doing about the drug problem. The problem in baseball is that the media continues to feed off the steroid problems of the late 1990's and early part of this century. If this were the court of law, they have definitely exceeded their statute of limitations.

    I love baseball, have been a fan all my life, actually really enjoyed the so-called "steroid-era" in baseball because it did make baseball more exciting to watch. In short, every baseball proponent is to blame for the problems with sports-enhancing drugs that plagued baseball so now let's all admit our mistakes and just move on!

    As for this season, I cannot wait. I spent over an hour on the phone yesterday with the Milwaukee Brewers getting my tickets for some games this year and it was totally worth it. I hope the Yankees fail miserably. I hope the Cubs will again "choke" and fail to win the World Series. I want to see the team who will be the next Devil Rays, or Colorado Rockies (2007).

    Of course, I can't wait for March Madness but knowing that I'll be hearing the crack of the bat and snap of the gloves and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" really soon will help me get over the fact that College Basketball will soon be ending for another year.

    Go BREWERS!!!
  • RSportsguy

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    Mar 01, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    Big time Tigers fan here! I am not sure about our pitching yet! We should be able to hit and our defense should be better. I am an overall baseball fan. I use to make a trip to Wrigley every year for a game. I cannot cry about steroids because I use to love watching Sammy Sosa play. In fact, he hit a home run every game that I went to in Chicago (and a few here).icon_biggrin.gif I always joked with my friends that the Cubs should pay me to be a honorary fan so Sammy could smash the home run record! I would love to go to Fenway Park. I have a friend who moved to the Boston area with his partner, so maybe we can arrange something this summer.
    And like T-Montana said, I love March Madness also!!!
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 01, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    SportsOutdoors said, "I haven't quite figured out why steroids in baseball is such a big deal yet no one even blinks about the number of guys in the NFL who have clearly used them."


    If it wasn't a big deal, people wouldn't be lying or hiding the fact that they use it. Users know it's all wrong.
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    Mar 02, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidSportsOutdoors said, "I haven't quite figured out why steroids in baseball is such a big deal yet no one even blinks about the number of guys in the NFL who have clearly used them."


    If it wasn't a big deal, people wouldn't be lying or hiding the fact that they use it. Users know it's all wrong.


    I'm not saying it isn't illegal. I'm saying that I find it amazing that everybody goes apeshit about it in baseball yet no one even yawns when someone finally gets caught in football, particularly the media.
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    Mar 02, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    "m shaking my head on this one too, why hasn't A-Rod been suspended for his usage? Clearly he was given an edge over all of the others ball players.

    This whole business that he did not know! PLEASE! COME ON!
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    Mar 02, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    Steroids are a curse in all sports not just baseball, and anyone using them should be severely disciplined.

    Now that I have vented, I am still a big baseball fan. The Blue Jays and Yankees are my favourite teams, with the Cubs and Red Sox as sentimental favourites as well.

    I am hoping for a Red Sox - Cubs or a Yankees - Cubs world series. The Blue Jays are nowhere this year.

    It is hard to turn my mind to baseball when the windchill in Toronto this morning was -26 Celsius (-14.6 in Fahrenheit).
  • DCEric

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    Mar 02, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    /Goes to cry himself another river
    //O's will be terrible. Again.
  • RSportsguy

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    Mar 02, 2009 11:49 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said

    It is hard to turn my mind to baseball when the windchill in Toronto this morning was -26 Celsius (-14.6 in Fahrenheit).


    I know what you mean Surreal. It was all of 19 degrees here in the Detroit area today!!
    Bring on the warm weather!!
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    Mar 02, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    I know nothing of baseball, but here's a sick and inappropriate joke for all you health care professionals out there:

    Question: What's the difference between Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and Shea Stadium?

    Answer: At Sloan Kettering, the Mets always win!
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    Mar 05, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    We are gonna go for two in a row this year!

    PHILLIES 2009!!
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    Mar 05, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    danielryan saidWe are gonna go for two in a row this year!

    PHILLIES 2009!!


    If they win two years in a row I will promise to buy you a case of beer or a bottle of liquor of your choice. icon_biggrin.gif
  • shoelessj

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    Mar 05, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    I think it could be an interesting year for the White Sox. They picked up a 19-year-old Cuban phenom but beyond that, they did pretty much nothing this winter. Oh, they signed Bartolo Colon to a one-year deal. I think they are banking too much on the kids, Carlos Quentin coming back, and the bullpen being as good as last year. They were unable to move Dye, Konerko and those two, with Thome, are still loved here, but they're getting on in years and all they can do these days is hit the long ball. Detroit cannot be as bad as they were last year and Cleveland made some moves to get better, so I don't know, the Sox could go from winning the division in 08 to being a third place team in 09.

    2010 could be different, though. They'll be stronger then.
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    Mar 05, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said
    danielryan saidWe are gonna go for two in a row this year!

    PHILLIES 2009!!


    If they win two years in a row I will promise to buy you a case of beer or a bottle of liquor of your choice. icon_biggrin.gif


    Hey now! Stranger things have happened. This city could definitely use another championship. God knows the Eagles keeping dropping the ball (literally!)
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    Mar 05, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    The Ray's are looking good again this year. I did manage to see the one game we won against the Phillies.
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    Mar 10, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    Does anybody at RJ want to join a fantasy baseball league. Myself and a couple other guys have been in a fun league at Outsports.com for the last 6-7 years. We've lost a few guys so we are looking for new guys. It is a fun league and if you have any interest in baseball it is a blast. If any interest let me know. I can give you more details and hook you up with the Commissioner if you are interested
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    Mar 25, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    t_montana9 saidDrugs are a problem in society. Sports are a microcosm of society so why would be surprised that drugs were a problem in baseball? Steroids have been a part of baseball since the early 1980's and now baseball has taken a position that they are no longer accepted in the sport. They are dealing with it and are doing more about it than we as a society are doing about the drug problem. The problem in baseball is that the media continues to feed off the steroid problems of the late 1990's and early part of this century. If this were the court of law, they have definitely exceeded their statute of limitations.

    I love baseball, have been a fan all my life, actually really enjoyed the so-called "steroid-era" in baseball because it did make baseball more exciting to watch. In short, every baseball proponent is to blame for the problems with sports-enhancing drugs that plagued baseball so now let's all admit our mistakes and just move on!

    As for this season, I cannot wait. I spent over an hour on the phone yesterday with the Milwaukee Brewers getting my tickets for some games this year and it was totally worth it. I hope the Yankees fail miserably. I hope the Cubs will again "choke" and fail to win the World Series. I want to see the team who will be the next Devil Rays, or Colorado Rockies (2007).

    Of course, I can't wait for March Madness but knowing that I'll be hearing the crack of the bat and snap of the gloves and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" really soon will help me get over the fact that College Basketball will soon be ending for another year.

    Go BREWERS!!!


    I too enjoyed the Steroid era, and I think that people in the Steroid era should be admitted into the hall of fame (Sosa, McGuire, etc.) because regardless of what they used, they used it, people bought tickets, and it was done. MLB has known about steroids LONG before they started calling it unacceptable. I would maybe go as far as saying Steroids are the reason baseball is still a major sports in America (Sosa and McGuire maybe saved baseball with the HR race... and god knows they juiced) and MLB turned a blind eye... because people were enjoying the product on the field and the MLB was making money.

    As for ARod, I feel sorry for him, because he is still an amazing player, even w/o the roids. I hate the teams he's on, and he has made some dumb decisions, but he would still be an elite player if he hadn't taken steroids.

    t_montana9: God, you looked so good too... and then you had to be a brewers fan... I hope you guys can crack .500... though with the exodus of most of your pitching, I doubt that'll happen...

    As for the Cubs... they should be good-to-great depending on the kind of years our starters/bullpen have... the offense will be there, though maybe not as amazing during the regular season as last year... but honestly, I could care less what their record is as long as they make the playoffs and win a damn playoff series (or 3....)
  • Webster666

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    Mar 26, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    My Yankees will always have a place in my heart.
    For the amount of money they spend every year, you'd think they could produce a winning team more often.
    Living in San Francisco, I've adopted the Giants. They used to be a really exciting team, but the last 2 or 3 years ? P U !
    Amazingly, no matter how our teams finished last year, come April, and our hope is reborn that this will be the year !
    I love baseball...

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    Apr 02, 2009 1:52 AM GMT

    I'm in Houston and the first part of the preseason was a disaster. But cheer up, it looks like things are getting a little better. O ye of little faith. Go 'Stros!

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    Apr 12, 2009 7:15 AM GMT
    i dont know, not sure i can watch baseball for awhile. Bad memories as of late.


    I like the braves and of course im hoping for the rockies to finally win something, we came close damn it.


    if anything ill show my son baseball, growing up no one ever took me to a game so ill make sure my boy will go to many games and play as well.
  • boilerup_82

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    Apr 12, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    go Angels! world series bound baby!
  • twonutbuster

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    Apr 12, 2009 8:01 AM GMT
    I'm a az d-backs fan all the way!
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    Apr 15, 2009 5:39 AM GMT
    urbancowboy2 said
    I'm in Houston and the first part of the preseason was a disaster. But cheer up, it looks like things are getting a little better. O ye of little faith. Go 'Stros!



    You spoke to soon. We've already hit the skids. lol Most of the analysts picked us to finish fourth or fifth in the division.