MLB 2023 Thread

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Apr 30, 2023 9:04 PM

Padres are must watch for me. Tatis back and having a blast. Soto is so fun. Nelson Cruz…Manny. Croneworth is an all out player. Cool unis. I like em

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, May 3, 2023 12:10 PM

How did this get so bad?

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, May 3, 2023 12:30 PM

posted by iclfan2

How did this get so bad?

1. Club has habit of trading away every good player, creating cycles where they're good for a while and then bad for a while, as young guys acclimate to the bigs. Going off the last 20+ years, they've been good from 1999-2006, bad from 2007-11, good from 2012-14, bad from 2015-17, good from 2018-21 and bad last year and this year. With good meaning over .500 in this case to simplify things.

2. Fans get tired of the situation where no home-grown (or prospect traded for) player ever is a career A, because if they're good enough to warrant a good contract, they will wind up somewhere else, so they eventually lose interest. Something that adds to that is that even when they've had those good stretches, they haven't been to the World Series since the days of the Bash Brothers (88-90), so I'd guess the fan base is thinking that if they worked to build on those good stretches instead of being concerned about payroll and bringing in the next group of young guys, maybe they could have gotten over the hump.

It's really a far more pronounced version of what happens in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, where fans know the ownership is cheap, so they don't start packing the park unless it's good weather and the team is doing well. But those two at least have been putting efforts into locking up their stars. In Oakland, Jose Ramirez would have been traded a couple years ago, as would Bryan Reynolds last year or over the off-season.

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Wed, May 3, 2023 12:49 PM

They also have been rumored to be moving for awhile, and now that its official, no fucking way do I give them my money. 

That stadium is a shithole. No way would I want to attend a game there if I had already been to one in the past. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, May 10, 2023 2:09 PM
posted by Laley23

They also have been rumored to be moving for awhile, and now that its official, no fucking way do I give them my money. 

That stadium is a shithole. No way would I want to attend a game there if I had already been to one in the past. 

It is an absolute shit hole. I remember getting off the train and crossing the walking bridge with razor wire along the top. Felt like a prison.

I will say, the food was legit. I remember specifically the pulled pork nachos in a helmet.

But that was 10 years ago.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, May 28, 2023 5:08 PM

Not MLB but this is wild.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, May 28, 2023 5:09 PM

Dumb as hell

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, May 28, 2023 5:28 PM

Looks like the 2nd baseman was the only person on defense that knew what was happening.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 28, 2023 6:13 PM

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a strike 3 called that was dropped lol. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, May 28, 2023 7:31 PM

The A’s are 10-45

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Sun, May 28, 2023 7:39 PM

Terrible strike 3 call. The catcher actually puts the ball into his back pocket as he celebrates.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, May 28, 2023 7:41 PM
posted by Ironman92

The A’s are 10-45

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, May 28, 2023 10:03 PM

Pudge Rodriguez’s son pitching to Roger Clemens’s son who is batting


Fun

Young Pudge won

Ironman92 Administrator
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Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jun 15, 2023 11:41 PM

Just hit his MLB leading 22 HR, OPS over 1.000

2nd in AL in strikeouts and now 6-2 on the mound 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Jun 17, 2023 10:28 AM

Dave Roberts does it again….pulls the rookie with a no hitter (kid likely threw 90 pitches in a game 30x in high school but better not do it in the big leagues….27 pitchers later they lose and blow their bullpen for today.

Ironman92 Administrator
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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Jun 18, 2023 2:20 PM

He leads the entire league in HR, RBI, OPS+, and TB. 

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