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    • max.patch wrote:

      I finally got around to looking at the SI baseball preview so I could move the magazine from the coffee table to the recycling bin.

      In the team preview they made predictions for each team in 2030. Spoiler alert -- Tampa is moving to Charlotte in 2028 and led the league in attendance the first 3 years they were there.

      At the end they made a (tongue in cheek) prediction as what the 2030 cover of the baseball picture would look like. It was a picture of Shohei Ohtani with the headline reading:

      Pitcher
      Hitter
      Manager

      MLB's First 3-Way Player
      From the archive(2020)... :)
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      I was watching 60 minutes back in 2017 when they ran a segment on someone I had never heard of before -- a 22 year old pitcher from Japan who both pitched and hit and apparently wasn't going to be interested in coming to MLB unless a team allowed him to do both. Found it on YouTube.


      If I had to live in all that snow I would have gladly moved to LA too, never mind all the $$$. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Opening day, and so glad Dusty is gone! :thumbup:

      Recently watched the 14 Back documentary on the 1978 Red Sox & Yankees. While it was depressing in a way because I had to relive Buck Dent's homerun, in a more important way it helped provide closure on the debacle of the Astros 2023 season. Watching how Don Zimmer refused to pitch star pitcher Bill Lee because he was a hippy and overplayed his veteran players even when they were hurt, it was a great example of how another stubborn old man snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory. So many similarities. Dusty refused to put Yainer Diaz in the lineup, but now a few months later he is ranked as one of the top catchers in MLB (and so many more examples).

      While the 2024 Astros team is a year older and perhaps not as talented as 2023, I am look forward to better results. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Well the Red Sox won their opening day game against the Mariners. I might as well enjoy this bright moment in the season. I am not expecting there to be many for the Red Sox this year. They did nothing in the off season to improve from last year's last-place finish. Owner John Henry has closed his wallet.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • IMScotty wrote:

      Well the Red Sox won their opening day game against the Mariners. I might as well enjoy this bright moment in the season. I am not expecting there to be many for the Red Sox this year. They did nothing in the off season to improve from last year's last-place finish. Owner John Henry has closed his wallet.
      Things could be worse. You could be an Oakland fan.

      2,000 miler

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    • and our Texas Rangers squeaked out and won in extra innings. Good game. I was able to only half watch as I had something to deal with.
      People in DFW fussing because the World Champs banner got hung a bit funny in the rafters at Globe Like Park so it has a wrinkle in it. I figure they will open the roof and fix that.
      Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork