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« on: April 03, 2012, 07:29:19 pm »
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The season officially gets underway in earnest tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 4th April, 2012 with the Defending World Champion St Louis Cardinals visiting the Miami Marlins on ESPN at 7:00 pm EDT, 6:00 pm CDT.

I couldn't find the previous thread we had for this topic, so I decided to create a new one.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 08:31:53 pm »
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I, for one, can't wait for Emmanuel Burriss to start at second base. I can't believe that the Giants are going to have Burriss, Brandon Crawford and Ryan Theriot for their middle infield. They're all terrible. Mike Fontenot was better than all of them, but the Giants cut him. I think they're actively trying to lose. This may be a Major League situation, considering that Brandon Belt is projected to be one of the best hitters in the National League but he'll be starting the year in Fresno.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 08:42:20 pm »
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posted my picks on Facebook: took Texas over San Fran in the World Series.  Belt will be up before the end of April, there is only so long he can be held back.  Sabean's always been a fool.  Barry Zito renaissance this year.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 09:19:25 pm »
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My prediction is that Belt is traded in July for a relief pitcher. He'll never get 500 plate appearances in a season in San Francisco, and that prediction is completely serious.

Zito has nothing left. His contract was never good, but there was a time when it wouldn't have been ridiculous to think that he could be a very useful pitcher; on May 10, 2010, his ERA for the season was 1.49, and as late as August 10 his ERA sat at 3.35. That's gone now. The Giants will break camp with an extra pitcher so that they can cover for Barry Zito's first start in Colorado. I don't think it needs to be said how ridiculous that logic is.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 06:18:36 am »
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My prediction is that Belt is traded in July for a relief pitcher. He'll never get 500 plate appearances in a season in San Francisco, and that prediction is completely serious.

Zito has nothing left. His contract was never good, but there was a time when it wouldn't have been ridiculous to think that he could be a very useful pitcher; on May 10, 2010, his ERA for the season was 1.49, and as late as August 10 his ERA sat at 3.35. That's gone now. The Giants will break camp with an extra pitcher so that they can cover for Barry Zito's first start in Colorado. I don't think it needs to be said how ridiculous that logic is.

How old is Zito, now?
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 08:33:33 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 08:39:23 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.

They'll start off strong since they'll be in PNC Park Thursday.  Cry
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 09:24:20 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.
They will, this is Braves season.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 09:27:22 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 09:29:25 am »
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My prediction is that Belt is traded in July for a relief pitcher. He'll never get 500 plate appearances in a season in San Francisco, and that prediction is completely serious.

Zito has nothing left. His contract was never good, but there was a time when it wouldn't have been ridiculous to think that he could be a very useful pitcher; on May 10, 2010, his ERA for the season was 1.49, and as late as August 10 his ERA sat at 3.35. That's gone now. The Giants will break camp with an extra pitcher so that they can cover for Barry Zito's first start in Colorado. I don't think it needs to be said how ridiculous that logic is.

How old is Zito, now?

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 09:30:25 am »
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Ok, Phils, don't disappoint again.
They will, this is Braves season.

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 01:04:58 pm »
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     Yes, Spring training is finally over.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 01:36:45 pm »
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I hope waltermitty posts his baseball predictions for this year soon Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 01:41:57 pm »
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I hope waltermitty posts his baseball predictions for this year soon Smiley

The Montreal Expos are going the distance, baby! Also, Jane Swift-Chris Dodd 2016.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 02:02:07 pm »
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I hope waltermitty posts his baseball predictions for this year soon Smiley

The Montreal Expos are going the distance, baby! Also, Jane Swift-Chris Dodd 2016.

LMAO.....i'll let mitty tell it...
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012, 06:26:43 pm »
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That was a very sad open to a baseball game.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 07:02:07 pm »
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That was a very sad open to a baseball game.

The score is awesome! 3-0 Redbirds in the Bottom of the 3rd inning.
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 07:41:58 pm »
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Lohse has a no-no through 5...
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, 07:54:43 pm »
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Make that six.
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012, 07:59:10 pm »
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If this happens they should have to move back to the JoeRobbieLandsharkSunlife park.
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 08:05:27 pm »
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Reyes single. No-hitter over.
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 08:07:06 pm »
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That would have been so Awesome. Oh well.
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, 10:44:40 pm »
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Bob Feller famously threw a no-hitter on the first day of the 1940 season.
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 11:21:36 pm »
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Bob Feller famously threw a no-hitter on the first day of the 1940 season.

I could have sworn I remembered Chan Ho Park throwing a no-hitter on opening day sometime between 1998-2003. A quick glance at Baseball Reference indicates that this is not the case, nor has he even thrown a no-hitter. I honestly might have just conflated real life with a video game.
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012, 04:00:34 am »
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I can't see the Cardinals doing it again, what with Puljos and LaRussa leaving...but we still have some good/great pitching and a decent team.  And really, we had little buisness winning it last year....so, like usual, I'll start paying attention come late August.
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