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2016 MLB spring training thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I can't find the George Will column about how we're all filled with hope and joy.

    However, Kyle Schwarber broke a windshield with a BP home run today. The ball will remain in the front seat until the end of the World Series between the Giants and the Blue Jays.

    No, actually, Schwarber turned it into an endorsement deal. Smart guy!

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This time of year always reminds me of the famous Rogers Hornsby quote:

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Pointless, Giants win
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  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The two Mrs. Hornsbys who were married to him during his playing career must have been thrilled.
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  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    It's an even year, after all.
  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Didn't he have all winter for that?
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yankees only accepting traditional tickets or those that can be scanned off a phone. Print-at-home tickets will no longer be accepted.

    That's one way to go about it.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    In real life Hornsby spent the winter at the track somewhere.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and he didn't go to movies. Said he thought it would be bad for his eyesight and affect his hitting.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    And he was traded three times in three years at one stretch, which is unprecedented for a player of his caliber in that era. By all accounts, Hornsby was a miserable son of a bitch.

    But he could really hit. And I like that quote.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Never make it more difficult for the customer to enter your building. All those people buying $10 tix on StubHub were spending real money in the stadium. Now, the guy who might have thought about leaving work to hit up a Wednesday night game against Mariners for $10 is going to have to pay full price at TicketMaster? He's going to stay home and watch on TV.

    They say it's to prevent ticket fraud, but it's really so they can get a piece of the action by selling the same ticket twice.
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