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MikeThierry
11-27-2012, 06:20 PM
On a whole, it was a great year in baseball. I want to know what everyone learned or observed this season. Here's what I learned:

1. Just like that ugly monstrocity in centerfield in Miami, the Marlins continue to have a joke of an ownership.

2. Melky Cabrera still wants to thank all of the fans.

3. Bryce Harper obviously doesn't like clown questions.

4. Mike Trout is rather studly.

5. Joey Votto solidified himself as the best pure hitter in baseball, even with limited play.

6. We can argue whether or not a Triple Crown is worthy of MVP status but it was still very impressive and fun to watch a player achieve something that hasn't happened since the 1960's.

7. Chris Carpenter still can't explain some things to his son.

8. Darwin Barney "evolved" into one of the best defensive players in the game.

9. Apparently, the infield fly rule applies if you try to catch a ball half way in the outfield.

10. Billy Beane pulls another great team out of his you know what.

11. The collapse of the Red Sox still makes me smile.

12. The Cubs are still an epic fail of a franchise.

13. Arguing whose better between Chapman and Kimbrel is like arguing that a Lamborghini is better than a Ferrari.... kind of pointless. Both are gods.

14. Ryan Ludwick proves that he still had something in the tank.

15. I will miss you, Houston Astros. Have fun in the AL West.

16. Never ever, for the love of god, count out the Giants.

17. The Ralley Squirrel must have died.

18. Matt Holliday is still underrated league wide.

19. Jeter still has a lot to offer the Yankees.

20. Teddy Roosevelt finally won a race!

klw
11-27-2012, 06:28 PM
21. Bobby Valentine was not a good choice to manage in Boston.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cUH1z_da4nM/T0_H9CnuNfI/AAAAAAAABck/aT30-H0d-Vk/s1600/Bobby-Vs-disguise.jpg

MikeThierry
11-27-2012, 06:30 PM
21. Bobby Valentine was not a good choice to manage in Boston.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cUH1z_da4nM/T0_H9CnuNfI/AAAAAAAABck/aT30-H0d-Vk/s1600/Bobby-Vs-disguise.jpg

haha good call. That picture always makes me laugh.

RedFanAlways1966
11-27-2012, 07:40 PM
* Trying to be heard by howling like a coyote in heat is dumb and probably comes across to other fans as less than intelligent (even to Cubs fans).

* I'd almost have to put the club from St. Louis in that Giants category (see 16 above).

* The Washington Nationals collapsed (big time) in the last game/inning after a fantastic regular season. They should have something to play for in 2013.

Matt700wlw
11-27-2012, 08:25 PM
9) Yes, the infield fly rule can apply halfway in the outfield.

It will be debated, but I think they got it right.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121005&content_id=39516960&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

cincrazy
11-27-2012, 08:32 PM
Spending big money doesn't equal big success (see the Angels, Red Sox and Phillies).

There are two organizations in Florida. One is arguably the best run in baseball. The other is the worst run in baseball. Neither can draw fans.

The Indians like to start fast and then burn in the summer, just like the Reds used to.

The Braves are resilient, putting together a great regular season a year after a horrid collapse.

Roy Tucker
11-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Good pitching trumps all. Reds finally got this.

*BaseClogger*
11-27-2012, 10:09 PM
There are two organizations in Florida. One is arguably the best run in baseball. The other is the worst run in baseball. Neither can draw fans.

Since 1983, only the Yankees have won more World Series titles than the Florida Marlins...

RedFanAlways1966
11-28-2012, 07:14 AM
Since 1983, only the Yankees have won more World Series titles than the Florida Marlins...

Valid point... which of course will get a counterpoint. Since 1983, if one or two teams had to be dropped from MLB, who should be nixed?

And no... we cannot say the Cardinals or the Cubs (that is called hatred and not a logical business decision). :D

jojo
11-28-2012, 08:50 AM
Valid point... which of course will get a counterpoint. Since 1983, if one or two teams had to be dropped from MLB, who should be nixed?

And no... we cannot say the Cardinals or the Cubs (that is called hatred and not a logical business decision). :D

Miami just feels like an American league city to me.

RedsManRick
11-28-2012, 09:38 AM
The playoffs are a crapshoot.

MikeThierry
11-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Prince Fielder's vegan diet is still not working. In other news, some claim to have heard him cry when Hostess went under.

HeatherC1212
11-28-2012, 11:22 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are finally back to being a respectable and well run franchise and I hope to see them in the playoffs again next year. Good job O's! :D

I totally agree with one of the above mentioned statements...the playoffs really are a total crapshoot. :eek:

The Strikeout for Slices & Scoops promotion needs to continue for a LONG time (I was there like six times for that last year). :)

The Reds apparently only make the playoffs in years where I get to attend season ticket holder team photo day on the field (2010, 2012). Who's taking me next season??! LOL ;)

cincrazy
11-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Since 1983, only the Yankees have won more World Series titles than the Florida Marlins...

lol which shows how much of a joke the playoff setup actually is.

MrRedLegger
11-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Until the playoffs are revised again, there will be two teams every year that will experience what we did in 1999.

jojo
11-28-2012, 05:04 PM
2012 was further proof that baseball is more fun when the hotdogs are more expensive.

Unassisted
11-28-2012, 05:45 PM
From Joey Votto's late season offense, I learned that healthy knees are essential for hitting the longball.

RedEye
11-29-2012, 09:31 AM
The league needs to figure out how to deal with those pesky wildcard round scheduling issues that make "home teams" fly across the country to claim their rightful advantage for a 162-game regular season.

In other news, it seems like the regular season matters less and less for whether or not a team actually wins anything.

Marc D
11-29-2012, 03:15 PM
Prince Fielder's vegan diet is still not working.

He misunderstood the plan and accidentally ate a vegan.

jojo
11-29-2012, 03:20 PM
He misunderstood the plan and accidentally ate a vegan.

Technically chocolate covered, bavarian creame-filled donuts are vegan.

*BaseClogger*
11-30-2012, 03:54 AM
Technically chocolate covered, bavarian creame-filled donuts are vegan.

No they're not? :confused:

MikeThierry
11-30-2012, 07:52 AM
He misunderstood the plan and accidentally ate a vegan.

LOL

Roy Tucker
11-30-2012, 08:37 AM
I told my wife the Reds had signed Broxton to close and are moving Chapman to starter. She said, "oh no, that's no fun".

Chapman as a closer is something the very casual fan can enjoy. She loves the Ks and the flames out of the stacks and the crowd roaring. A great capstone to a win.

Tadasimha
11-30-2012, 08:44 AM
Technically chocolate covered, bavarian creame-filled donuts are vegan.


No they're not? :confused:

So long as they were made with no animal products (no butter, no real cream, no honey, etc) they COULD be vegan. Just probably not very good.

Oreos, btw, are vegan.

MikeThierry
11-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are two ego maniacs ruining my sports life.

gahh... sorry. Wrong thread :/

Tadasimha
11-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are two ego maniacs ruining my sports life.

gahh... sorry. Wrong thread :/

Are they vegan, though? That's what's important right now! ;)

MikeThierry
11-30-2012, 01:25 PM
Are they vegan, though? That's what's important right now! ;)

hmmm... not sure.

WebScorpion
12-03-2012, 02:20 AM
Are they vegan, though? That's what's important right now! ;)My little brother was conceived in a 1973 Chevy Vega, so technically he's a vegan. ;)

AtomicDumpling
12-03-2012, 07:08 AM
Since 1983, only the Yankees have won more World Series titles than the Florida Marlins...

The Marlins have won the World Series twice yet they have never won a division title.