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Spring Training 2020 - Let the Cactus Bloom, and the Grapefruit...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    something something...

    Better to post here than the Astros cheating thread.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    What will MLB do to honor Kobe?
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Hey, the Red Sox have a manager just in the nick of time, Ron Reinecke. Poor bastard.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He’s gonna make more this year than his career earnings
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Hope he invests wisely, because he's not drawing too many years of salary. Better than even money they throw him over the side by Election Day.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    And still Manfred is silent about punishing Boston cheating
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Will not happen. Obvious that the decision is to end it all here. No players, no team but Houston. That'll work until the next leak. Manfred makes Bowie Kuhn look like a genius.
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  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    All games now eight innings.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    24 outs a team is 8 innings. It’s a Kobe miracle
  10. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    I'm smack dab in the middle of the I-4/I-75 Triangle of Terrible Baseball this spring. The three closest teams (if I wish to exclude Tampa) are all expected to lose 100-plus games in 2020.

    Eight miles from LECOM Park (Pirates)
    19 miles from Ed Smith (Orioles)
    60 miles from Joker Marchant (Tigers)

    That should mean plenty of cheap tickets, but the snowbirds from up North don't care. They'll shell out $30 to watch three innings of semi-regulars and then a parade of 40-man roster invitees. Plus, Bradenton has absolutely no public parking near the stadium, so expect to pay $20 to some guy to park in his front yard. (Shades of Indy!)

    Silver lining: The minor league camps (Pirate City and Buck O'Neill Complex) are free. I'll watch a lot of kids from my zero-gravity chair when they start practicing next month.
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  11. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    I have Clearwater and Dunedin close by
    Back in the day, you could do a pregame feature and repair to the Jays trailer, which featured a refrigerator filled to the brim with Labatt’s
    Last time I went to Lakeland I got caught in the Plant City Strawberry Festival traffic so that is no longer an option
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  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    And they'll feel like 24.
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