Major League Baseball 2019

Tycho

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And here we are, about 10 hours after the Super Bowl is over, we can get back to a sport that really matters!

For me, the Padres show nothing, but they are talking to Bryce Harper. That's like me talking to the makers of the Concord jet.

The Cubs look great and besides being World Series winner 3 years ago after a hundred and 108 year losing streak, perception of them as winners has no happened. They will be respected contenders for a while every year now. A trip to Chicago and some games with a few of the members of our forums, or at least BobaFrett and me, is planned for this season during the Nationals games right after the Star Wars celebration in Chicago.

On the American League side I am not sure what the Angels will do. The Red Sox will be respected contenders.

Personally I would enjoy the teams I mentioned succeeding but that's only going to be the case even possible for half of them. The Cubs and the Red Sox.

My new novel set in 1918 baseball actually sees those teams make the World Series exactly 100 years ago.

So now it's time for spring training!

Talk about your teams and predictions and great games this year.

Play ball!
 

Tycho

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Are the Cubs and Angels look good.

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper may not work out in the super long contracts. I think this could be a time looked back up on in a few years of what not to do.
 

Maradona

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Lots of home runs, more than I can remember from the Dodgers, in these first few weeks of the season. I'm so close to the stadium that I hear the crowd pop about ten seconds before I see the reason on TV. Hope they keep this up.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Pirates finished in last place, a Met set a rookie record for homers and MLB set its own single-year record AGAIN, "Baby Shark" was a Nat's walk-up song, a bunch o' managers got canned, the World Series is about halfway done and has neither the 100+ wins Yankees or Dodgers. Blah, blah, blah.

What's really important? Free Doritos Locos tacos this Wed., 10/30! :)

[edit] So, the first time in sports-with-playoff-series history that the visiting team won all the games (even winning just the first 6 of the 7 set a record). Bryce Harper apparently wasn't their most valuable player after all. Oh, and the tacos were tasty, too.
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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Let's leave off this year's number!

In looking at the Pirates schedule for 60 games, they will hate the letter 'C' I'm sure: the logos of Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Minnesota come up often. We'll see if they do well, if they play at all. I wonder how viewing these no-fans-in games will go.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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In a baseball season, if a team loses 60 games, it means they win 102 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates are on pace to lose 60 games this season. Therefore, the Pirates will win 102 games, right? Right?!?
Sigh... arr.

p.s. The Buccos are now tied for the last NL Wild Card slot! ... with eight other 1-2 teams. And, every MLB team has a win and a loss after just four days of games; amazing.
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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The Pirates have the lowest batting average, the only team with just 1 save, and the 3rd-highest ERA with the 3rd-least runs scored in baseball, along with the least wins and lowest win percentage. But, they won a game in a row last night!

[edit] Make that a legitimate win streak of TWO in a row, their first since Sept. of 2019!
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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Actually, I looked into it (just for fun), but the Pirates are not selling cutouts for the stadium; I wanted to get one of me, up in the top of the outfield seats. They are fundraising for local groups in need, though. That must be why they've won 10 total games this summer so far...
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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The Pirates are first... to be eliminated from the playoffs. Where every team makes the playoffs this year. Well, almost. Draft position #1! ... for players who didn't get to play this spring. Darn.