MLB 2018 - Hope for a 7-game WS so they'll play on Halloween


#1062

The A’s closed their upper deck two years ago maybe.


#1063

From the sounds of it, Chris Duncan – the Cardinals unlikely hero of their 2006 World Series run, and also the son of famous pitching coach Dave Duncan and brother of former Yankee Shelly Duncan – is in the final end stages of brain cancer. Just a year after his mother was diagnosed with a GBM, he got the same diagnosis. Feel terrible for that family to have the same thing strike twice.


#1064

That’s just awful. I met Dave Duncan a couple of times when he played for Cleveland and he seemed like a really nice guy. What a terrible thing to have to go through as a parent.


#1065

AT&T Park is now Oracle Park. I guess I’ll adjust in a few years.


#1066

It’ll still be SBC Park… no wait Pacbell Park … to me.


#1067

Just as Cleveland’s “Progressive Field” will always be Jacobs Field or “The Jake” to me.


#1068

Eh, it could be worse…


#1069

My football team has a very popular chant sung by fans in a particular stand, which goes “We are the right side, the right side, the right side London Road. We are the left side, the left side, the left side London Road.” And so on, ad infinitum. The stand is not called the London Road end, it is officially the Oxford Mail stand, or more commonly the East stand. The London Road was a stand in the stadium we moved out of in 2001.


#1070

Idk, that’s not so terrible. I’d be more concerned about the stinky fart of a team that plays there ;)


#1071

Maybe it’s because they aren’t a prominent insurance company here but Safeco is one of those stadium sponsors that didn’t bother me. I feel the same about Ford Field given the ownership and culture of Detroit.

T-Mobile Park… eh. At least it isn’t Guaranteed Rate Field.


#1072

Have we decided what we are officially calling that park? I’ve been saying T-Mo but I guess it could be The Mo? T-Bil? I think it has to be T-Mo right?


#1073

Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays were unable to reach a deal today, so Pham will get an arbitration hearing.

They should sell pay per view for that.


#1074

Or Minute Maid. Ugh.


#1075

Riveria gets the first ever unanimous HOF vote!

Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina also make it in for 2019.


#1076

Wait, you mean the jokers who never vote yes on the first ballot because Babe/ Gehrig/ whoever didn’t get unanimous votes finally gave up their petty crusade and/ or died off and retired?

Hot damn.

I don’t think Mo should be the first unanimous, the fact it wasn’t Maddux chaps my ass, but he is a worthy entrant. I can’t argue he didn’t deserve it.


#1077

Or they forgot who drew the short straw and was supposed to leave Mariano off their ballot.


#1078

I’m guessing those jokers must be Yankees fans.


#1079

I don’t care about the HoF because the voters have been so hypocritical and irrational.

So from that perspective I find it so hilarious that Rivera was the first unanimous selection. He belongs in the Hall, but honestly. Had to be a Yankee.


#1080

Glad to see Martinez make it in finally. Mussina feels like a Hall of Very Good candidate who made it by being Very Good for a long time.


#1081

Truth. And next year the best first year candidate is Jeter.

Wanna take bets on if he is the second unanimous vote?