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Baseball thread No. 9

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Oct 1, 2009.

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  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Have at it.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Justin Maxwell!!!!!

    Pretty cool for the Nats to sweep the final home series of the year.

    Dunn still needs two, right Moddy?
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Just as I thought. Final week of the season and we're talking Nats baseball.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    And yet you added so much more about the rest of the league with that post.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm OK talking Nats. Here's Boswell's excellent column from this morning's Post:


    If the Nats keep operating as they have, they'll be seen as the only top-10 market with the gall to act like a bottom-five town.
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  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, two. Thought he had one of them last night but noooooo. Went foul.
    As I posted late on the previous thread, I only wish this sweep did some damage to the Mets.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    In a way, I'm sad I won't be attending any more Nats games this year. It was fun, for sure. Then again, thinking about all those midnight bedtimes, I don't miss it so much.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Knowing what I know now about Tom Hicks' finances ... the Rangers will be either contracted by 2011 or will be playing in San Juan.

    The Rangers are fucking upside down, thank you very much. Hicks owes about $150 million more than what he's asking for his majority share. Forbes valued the team at $405M in April.

    The sad thing is, this team was a free agent pitcher and a couple of bats away from challenging for the AL pennant. Instead, the fire sale commences forthwith.

    Michael Young, the face of the franchise, and Kevin Millwood, he of the $12M option, will be on the block, though I see few takers. Hank Blalock and Joaquin Benoit, each afterthoughts this year, are already packing their bags. Ian Kinsler and Scott Feldman have arbitration coming up and Marlon Byrd, a great clubhouse guy, will fly away.

    Hicks had six offers to buy before this month. With the debt the team is saddled with, who will want to buy the franchise now?

    Blow the fuckers up now and get an NL team in here.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    As bad as that sounds, I'd guess baseball is the least of Hicks' financial issues.
  10. That sucks. No chance of Cubes or Jerry stepping in?
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    My managers of the year are Gardenhire and Cox. Their clubs had no business even sniffing the postseason, yet there they were.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    No love for Jim Tracy? He actually got a team INTO the playoffs.
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