2013 MLB Discussion
Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:24 AM
At least the Braves are still beating division rivals
Just keep them away from both Central divisions.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:12 AM
Anybody here watch all 19 innings of A's/Angels?
Angels fans have to be loving Josh after that game. He kids around about how he sucked last year while he goes 0 for 8.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:09 AM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:52 AM
Now, I can actually listen to games using the app since the Lite version didn't offer that.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:08 PM
So, who else thinks the Cubs move out of Wrigley?
This is the first I've heard of this. What's to these rumors? Wrigley is like Fenway - sure, they could move to a bigger ballpark, but the stadium is timeless and an important part of the team's history.
Build a bigger park, and you take away (IMO) a big part of what makes them lovable losers.
Build a bigger park, and people may not come if you're not a good team. There's a lot of evidence of that.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:33 PM
I haven't paid too much attention, but have they done as much as the Sox have done to Fenway in terms of modernization? 15 years ago, Fenway was a pit and lots of people wanted the team to build a new stadium, but the current ownership group has done so much to update it that people never mention moving anymore.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:15 PM
As far as the Cubs wanting to get paid for the rooftop seats, they already have a deal in place where the owners of the seats must share some of their revenue with the team.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:19 PM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:04 PM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:09 PM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:56 PM
The whole crying poor aspect from the Cubs ownership is laughable. I can't even fathom what the Cubs are going to get from their TV deal next year.
No pro sports team gets to cry poor anymore. For the above reason of the Pirates' profitability, and also the "profit" versus "value" argument. All sports teams improve in value over time. Year-to-year profit or less is less relevant than value.
Would you take a team that loses, say, $10 million per year if, after ten years, you can sell the team for a couple hundred million more than you bought it for? You do if you understand basic arithmetic.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:03 AM
Their bad for signing that contract. The contract also says that the Cubs won't do anything to mess with the terms of the contract or the viability of the seats, by, say, putting up a huge billboard or scoreboard in front of them. I don't know what the terms are if the Cubs break it but I heard some lawyers laughing about it once so you know it's gotta be horrendous.
I'd like the cubs to move to the burbs personally. Old stadiums can be cool, but I think a new stadium to go with new owners/management would be pretty nice. And the cubs get a whopping 17% from the rooftop owners.
The lawyer for the rooftop owner deserves their first born. The lawyer for the Cubs should be beat about the head with sticks. I can't even believe that deal was approved. Makes me wonder if the Cubs lawyer didn't just get run over by his own clients during the whole thing. I'd say nobody is stupid enough to do that deal but, you know, Soriano.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:10 AM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:29 PM
They got 11 more years on that bad boy.
I thought that deal was only for 3 years, which we are nearing the end of.
So is Buchholz throwing a spitter or what?
Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:42 PM
So is Buchholz throwing a spitter or what?
No. This is the stupidest non-controversy I can remember in a while. If the Blue Jays thought that Buchholz was loading up, they would have asked the umpire to check him. Teams do this frequently.
This is media people bitter that their team is under-performing and trying to get their names in print. And it's working.
I've been watching Buchholz his whole career, he is throwing only one thing now that he wasn't when not pitching to his potential: Strikes.
Edit: What annoys me the most about this is that once his numbers come back down to Earth (which they have to sooner or later), idiots are going to claim it's because he got busted and had to stop cheating. He just had a month to rival Clemens or Pedro in their primes, and these petty assholes are trying to cheapen it for him.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:52 PM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:58 PM
people in the outfield with binoculars to steal signs is cool.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:30 PM
I just love that it is the Blue Jays calling people out for cheating. Spitter bad, but putting people in the outfield with binoculars to steal signs is cool.
To be fair, nobody on the actual team has said a thing about it that I've heard, in fact I think Gibbons distanced himself from it. This is just idiot homer tv and radio guys trying to cause a stir or get in an opponent's head.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:48 PM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:04 PM