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    Last Night Was Fun

    My son and his date were sitting in the right field bleachers that first night. When Doyers took the early lead the Doyer fan next to him was yapping and talking trash the entire time. Being my son was with his girlfriend he didn’t say anything. By the way, he’s 6 foot 4, 275 pounds. When the Angels took the lead in thanks to Hall, he turned to the guy next to him and clapped his hands right in front of him. Didn’t say anything else. My son said it just felt great and he’d been waiting for just that right time. Doyer fan, of course, never said a thing. 2nd biggest pricks in baseball next to A’s fan. In 2002 we went to the A’s playoff game against the Twins at craphole stadium (it was the deciding game). My sons (ages 12, 10 and 6) were wearing their Twins jerseys. A couple of A’s fans come by and just start talking trash to them. Talking trash to kids1 I asked them if it made them feel better talking trash to kids. I was so happy the Twins won that game. Screw Moneyball....
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    The Mariners seem pretty good

    Two reasons. First, it was pretty public that there were clubhouse issues last year. Second, I do have a source.
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    The Mariners seem pretty good

    At what point does DiPoto jettison Servais? Because they are tied to the hip I think Servais survives this season but is not brought back next year. Talent is one thing, but you have to be able to coach fundamentals and communication. This team is just horrid in both areas. And, its’ not like the players would have a problem with Servais going as he’s not particularly popular in the clubhouse.
  4. Assume you are being sarcastic (about Bauer and Cole being buds)? Those two haven’t liked each other since their UCLA days and it’s gotten worse....
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    RIP Bill Buckner

    When I was young and not “woke” I was a Dodgers fan and remember when Buckner came up. They were predicting him to be a batting champion one day. He was far and away my favorite Dodger and if given a choice when playing sports I would always ask for number 22. When I became an Angels fans one of my first favorite players was Bruce Bochte. Initials BB, left fielder, and number 22. It’s too bad the World Series is what comes to mind when his name is mentioned because he was a really good player and had a really good career. Thanks Billy for the memories and may you Rest In Peace.
  6. Government building costs are always underestimated. Probably $1.5B, if lucky, to build. Also, this will require LBC taxpayers, who already are hit with the highest sales tax, to take on either more tax or agree to have money diverted from other underfunded city initiatives to a ballpark to support a billionaire. The Giants and maybe A’s will build their own. San Diego built Petco but they were also looking to renew a blighted area so they could at least attempt to justify the investment. This is a total non-starter and negotiating ploy. The only people that are going to be left holding the bag are LB.
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    40 Man Roster, what to do....

    Thanks for the clarification but it seems to me we would be better served giving SLC at bats to someone else (Thaiss or maybe Ward) rather than Bour
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    40 Man Roster, what to do....

    Bour seems like the easy one to me. Eppler seems to value position flexibility and you can’t tie up 1B with two players who can’t play anywhere else. One of LaStella or Fletcher could play !B in a pinch (or bring up Thaiss). As I once heard one ML player tell his teammate who was a !B (and said it jokingly), “don’t worry, plenty of first basemen hit eighth”. I would rather carry another pitcher than have Bour take a roster spot.
  9. Isn’t he the first Eppler draft pick to reach the majors? Others, including Jeff Fletcher, saying it’s Canning. What am I missing?
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    Angels claim Brian Goodwin....

    Would it be that much worst than watching the Upton adventure series in left field?
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    Tony Reagins

    We may not have Bane anymore but it’s good to know that Trout is also doing prospect scouting as well. I think we need to give him credit for Jo Adell. That’s something not considered in WAR....
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    New Angels Stadium in Long Beach?

    So, to play this out, let’s say Arte moves to Long Beach. He may have to get permission from the Dodgers, he may not. In either event, Anaheim is now open for grabs. How long does it take a team who desires 3M fans and a large size TV marked to make the move? I’m looking at you, Tampa Bay. So, Arte gets tucked away in a nice location that is very difficult to get to, and someone else is enjoying being in an older park with much better access and fans located in a 360 degree area around the stadium....
  13. Vera seems to be very a highly thought of prospect. Baldoquin not so much when DiPoto threw crazy international money at him...
  14. Or, some players feel a loyalty to and comfort level with their current organization. You could do a lot worse than Denver...
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    No more "Disabled List"

    Isn’t “injured” actually a more correct term anyway? The NFL has had an “injury list” and “injured reserve” designation for years. They seem to be doing pretty well...