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Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by JO'Co, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. JO'Co

    JO'Co Well-Known Member

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    Exhibition games begin tomorrow: Dodgers vs. A's.
     
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    Of possible interest to Stu. The Athletic is conducting its own poll for the new nickname for the Cleveland baseball team. They culled the top 16 from hundreds of suggestions and had a bracket-type vote. The final two are Guardians and Commodores, each of which is explained in the article as having historic significance to the city. FWIW, I like the Blues or Blue Sox, which made the semifinals but didn't advance. If you are a subscriber, it's a fun article, but as far as I know, it has nothing to do with the final decision.
     
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    Haven't heard any that I like yet. Would be nice if it had a local flavor.
     
  4. JO'Co

    JO'Co Well-Known Member

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    Cy Young played for the Cleveland Spiders.
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  5. Stu Ryckman

    Stu Ryckman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I actually like the Spiders better than some cuz it does reflect their history...but I also read that "Spiders" is not getting much traction.
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Spiders is too creepy!

    What are they going to go with for the season, The Cleveland Baseball Club just like Washington did in the NFL?

    Big C as the logo

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    They'll always be the Indians to me.
     
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    Agree. :eek:
     
  9. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Good article on Zack Greinke in today's chronicle. He's lamenting that the move to the AL will likely mean he won't hit his career goal of being a 10/10 pitcher! That is 10 homeruns and 10 stolen bases, right now he has 9/9. He's also 312 strikeouts from 3,000. He says that while this is the last year of his contract he's not ready to retire wants to pitch beyond this year. Goal is 200 innings!

    Greinke 'should be pretty good' entering last year of Astros contract
     
  10. JO'Co

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    I don't recognize a single player on the Rockies roster. They're in serious trouble playing in a division where everybody else in loaded...
     
  11. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    MLB is delaying the opening of the Minor Leagues a month. Minor leaguers didn't get to play at all last season, and now are getting a shorter season again. I imagine that development of a lot of young players is being negatively impacted.
     
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    We are the oldest and largest sponsor of the Jersey Shore Blueclaws, Single A affiliate of the Phillies. We met with them yesterday and were told that Opening Day for them is May 4.
     
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    Can you overnight me some fresh Blue Claw Crabs? :D
     
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    Astros are experiencing a Covid problem...8 pitchers have been placed on the Covid list and are unavailable.
     
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    They felt pretty good yesterday
     
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    Dodgers vs Pods tomorrow...
     
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    hey T !!!! Its ZEPPOLE time again...( were u ever able to buy in houston)
     
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    Astros top pitching prospect, Forrest Whitely, had another setback and might need Tommy John surgery. He's had one problem after another since he was drafted and had so much promise, some of them self inflicted like suspension for a drug violation. It seems like he might never reach that potential.
     
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