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MLB: 2014 Regular Season Thread

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  • 22-03-2014 10:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭


    It begins imminently! Very strange hearing the Australian national anthem being sung before a game. But when's the last time a game was played at a more convenient time in Ireland than in the States!

    Play ball!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,764 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    8-10 wrote: »
    It begins imminently! Very strange hearing the Australian national anthem being sung before a game. But when's the last time a game was played at a more convenient time in Ireland than in the States!

    Play ball!

    I know I'm sitting here and thinking I could get used to this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Yeah, a great way to start a Saturday. The game itself wasn't great but it was great to have real games back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,335 ✭✭✭smackbunnybaby


    Rangers news:

    :-)

    Soto out 10-12 weeks.
    Profar probably similar.
    Darvish touch and go for opening day.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Rangers news:

    :-)

    Soto out 10-12 weeks.
    Profar probably similar.
    Darvish touch and go for opening day.

    Are there more injuries this season compared to other years or are they just happening to higher profile players or getting reported more? Every team seems to have a load of players out but I can't remember is this season any different to others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    Are there more injuries this season compared to other years or are they just happening to higher profile players or getting reported more? Every team seems to have a load of players out but I can't remember is this season any different to others.

    Probably about the same amount of injuries it just has happened to higher profile players.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,779 ✭✭✭Benimar


    Tanner Scheppers named the Rangers Opening Day starter, his first start EVER!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Benimar wrote: »
    Tanner Scheppers named the Rangers Opening Day starter, his first start EVER!

    So no pressure then?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Opening day payrolls. Dodgers overtake the Yankees for the number one spot. The usual suspects after that.

    1. LA Dodgers $235,295,219
    2. NY Yankees $203,812,506
    3. Philadelphia Phillies $180,052,723
    4. Boston Red Sox $162,817,411
    5. Detroit Tigers $162,228,527
    6. LA Angels $155,692,000
    7. San Francisco Giants $154,185,878
    8. Texas Rangers $136,036,172
    9. Washington Nationals $134,704,437
    10. Toronto Blue Jays $132,628,700
    11. Arizona Diamondbacks $112,688,666
    12. Cincinnati Reds $112,390,772
    13. St. Louis Cardinals $111,020,360
    14. Atlanta Braves $110,897,341
    15. Baltimore Orioles $107,406,623
    16. Milwaukee Brewers $103,844,806
    17. Colorado Rockies $95,832,071
    18. Seattle Mariners $92,081,943
    19. Kansas City Royals $92,034,345
    20. Chicago White Sox $91,159,254
    21. San Diego Padres $90,094,196
    22. NY Mets $89,051,758
    23. Chicago Cubs $89,007,857
    24. Minnesota Twins $85,776,500
    25. Oakland A's $83,401,400
    26. Cleveland Indians $82,534,800
    27. Pittsburgh Pirates $78,111,667
    28. Tampa Bay Rays $77,062,891
    29. Miami Marlins $47,565,400
    30. Houston Astros $44,544,174


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    Opening day payrolls. Dodgers overtake the Yankees for the number one spot. The usual suspects after that.

    1. LA Dodgers $235,295,219
    2. NY Yankees $203,812,506
    3. Philadelphia Phillies $180,052,723
    4. Boston Red Sox $162,817,411
    5. Detroit Tigers $162,228,527
    6. LA Angels $155,692,000
    7. San Francisco Giants $154,185,878
    8. Texas Rangers $136,036,172
    9. Washington Nationals $134,704,437
    10. Toronto Blue Jays $132,628,700
    11. Arizona Diamondbacks $112,688,666
    12. Cincinnati Reds $112,390,772
    13. St. Louis Cardinals $111,020,360
    14. Atlanta Braves $110,897,341
    15. Baltimore Orioles $107,406,623
    16. Milwaukee Brewers $103,844,806
    17. Colorado Rockies $95,832,071
    18. Seattle Mariners $92,081,943
    19. Kansas City Royals $92,034,345
    20. Chicago White Sox $91,159,254
    21. San Diego Padres $90,094,196
    22. NY Mets $89,051,758
    23. Chicago Cubs $89,007,857
    24. Minnesota Twins $85,776,500
    25. Oakland A's $83,401,400
    26. Cleveland Indians $82,534,800
    27. Pittsburgh Pirates $78,111,667
    28. Tampa Bay Rays $77,062,891
    29. Miami Marlins $47,565,400
    30. Houston Astros $44,544,174

    When you look at that its unbelievable that A's , Indians, Pirates and Rays can compete. Its just amazing. Boggles the mind really.

    Question lads any of you got links to spring training games today?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    50 degrees with rain and 40mph gusts today, snow saturday into sunday.......70 degrees and sunny for opening day on monday.

    As bitchy as she's been this winter, even mother nature can't resist opening day in Cincinnati


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Just bought my first ticket of the season. Yankees v Red Sox at Yankee Stadium 2 weeks from today (my first time there)

    Will likely go to the day game on the Saturday too. Looking forward to parading my 2013 World Series Champions shirt :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Monday's games on ESPN:

    6pm - Pirates v Cubs
    9pm - Cardinals v Reds
    12am - Marlins v Rockies
    3am - Angels v Mariners

    Royals v Tigers is the free game on MLB.TV at 6pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    Reds are going to be suffering jet-lag on Opening day.....the broke camp on Thursday, flew to Florida to play their AA affiliate lastnight, which was rained out.....flew to Kentucky this morning to play their AAA affiliate (which is likely to be rained out also)....will fly to Cincinnati tonight.

    They've done a couple of thousand extra miles travelling and played no baseball, instead of being back in Cincinnati relaxing ahead of monday's game.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Reds are going to be suffering jet-lag on Opening day.....the broke camp on Thursday, flew to Florida to play their AA affiliate lastnight, which was rained out.....flew to Kentucky this morning to play their AAA affiliate (which is likely to be rained out also)....will fly to Cincinnati tonight.

    They've done a couple of thousand extra miles travelling and played no baseball, instead of being back in Cincinnati relaxing ahead of monday's game.

    Getting the excuses in early Ollie?

    Only joking, but if there is one bunch of athletes able to get off a plane and play a game in a different time zone, it's baseball players. At least they'll be practiced for when they finish a home stand during the season and have to hop on a plane and play in LA or san Francisco the next day. And they've all day tomorrow to rest and or even take BP at the stadium. They'll be fine come game time, don't worry about that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    8-10 wrote: »
    Just bought my first ticket of the season. Yankees v Red Sox at Yankee Stadium 2 weeks from today (my first time there)

    Will likely go to the day game on the Saturday too. Looking forward to parading my 2013 World Series Champions shirt :D

    Sounds good. Are you living over there or will you be just visiting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Sounds good. Are you living over there or will you be just visiting?

    Just over for a week on business and decided to stay on for the weekend. Just by chance that the night im free happens to have Yankees playing at home, and it's not just a random game, it's Boston!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    Reds will place 7 players on the DL today to start the season.....3 non-roster players will make the team, and 1 rookie.....they only have 1 player likely to go on the 60 day DL, so they'reo cut 2 players from the 40 man roster......there's going to be a couple of good prospects on the waiver wire by this afternoon


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    Reds will place 7 players on the DL today to start the season.....3 non-roster players will make the team, and 1 rookie.....they only have 1 player likely to go on the 60 day DL, so they'reo cut 2 players from the 40 man roster......there's going to be a couple of good prospects on the waiver wire by this afternoon

    Thats a pretty serious injury problem!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭JONJO THE MISER


    Well ive booked my flights to Denver and Vegas.
    Going to catch the Rockies vs San Diego on the 16, 17 and 18 and vs the Giants on the 20, 21 and 22.
    Cant wait, any of ye guys been to coors field before?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,351 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Well ive booked my flights to Denver and Vegas.
    Going to catch the Rockies vs San Diego on the 16, 17 and 18 and vs the Giants on the 20, 21 and 22.
    Cant wait, any of ye guys been to coors field before?

    Never to a game but been outside the ballpark. Big fan of Denver (and Vegas but who isn't!), great city. That's great you'll get to 6 games! Nice work.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Well ive booked my flights to Denver and Vegas.
    Going to catch the Rockies vs San Diego on the 16, 17 and 18 and vs the Giants on the 20, 21 and 22.
    Cant wait, any of ye guys been to coors field before?

    Going to multiple games in a home stand is great. You get to try different food, beers etc. and you'll discover new stuff or things to see as the week goes by. I hope you've got seats in different parts of the ground so you can vary it up a bit.

    I know there are a million other things to do in Vegas much more exciting than watching baseball but if you're not all baseball-ed out by the time you get there and you need a break from losing money at the blackjack tables, the 51s have a couple of good MLB ready pitchers in Noah Syndegaard and Rafeal Montero so if they're at home and either of them are scheduled to pitch, it'd be nice to see them play and when they're in the majors and winning Cy Youngs (he says in hope!), you can say you saw them when they were in the minors. I still harp on about the time i saw Buster Posey in a Winter league game in 2008 (of course I didn't have a clue who he was at the time and only realised I had seen him play when I just happen dot look at the box score of the game I was at a few years later).


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭JONJO THE MISER


    8-10 wrote: »
    Never to a game but been outside the ballpark. Big fan of Denver (and Vegas but who isn't!), great city. That's great you'll get to 6 games! Nice work.

    Yeah Denver looks like a lot of fun, booked a nice apartment on capitol hill on Airbandb for 2 weeks.
    Looks likes there is lots to do and lots of pubs and good restaurants there.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭JONJO THE MISER


    Going to multiple games in a home stand is great. You get to try different food, beers etc. and you'll discover new stuff or things to see as the week goes by. I hope you've got seats in different parts of the ground so you can vary it up a bit.
    .

    I have only booked the first day so far $39.
    Im just going to go up to the gate every other day.
    I think ill have a few beers in the pub before the game as there mostly on around 6pm plus not going to pay $12 for piss beer in the stadium.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    CAN NOT WAIT!

    Jack we're enemies for the day .. and series! :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    Pre-dawn on Opening Day in Cincinnati........pure joy

    300990.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    Pre-dawn on Opening Day in Cincinnati........pure joy

    300990.jpg

    Brilliant picture!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    Brilliant picture!

    This is a special place.....in fact, Opening Day is officially a public holiday in the city of Cincinnati


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,380 ✭✭✭The Reservoir Dubs Anchorman


    This is a special place.....in fact, Opening Day is officially a public holiday in the city of Cincinnati

    Are you confident today? Your guys have smacked Wainright around lst season I think you'll get your opening day win today.

    On a side note, opening day is on the bucket list. Have never managed to make it to one yet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭rockonollie


    Are you confident today? Your guys have smacked Wainright around lst season I think you'll get your opening day win today.

    On a side note, opening day is on the bucket list. Have never managed to make it to one yet!

    I'm always confident.....they're good enough to beat any team out there.....especially if Cueto pitches like all-start Cueto and not that other head-case (7IP, 3H, 0R, 9K against the Angels on Opening day last year)

    Reds seems to have a mental block when it comes to beating the Cardinals, they always find a way to lose, but as you said, Wainright was the exception to that last year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,779 ✭✭✭Benimar


    Really looking forward to handing the Champs their first defeat tonight :D


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