Are There Any BASEBALL Fans On The Forum?

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Are There Any BASEBALL Fans On The Forum?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:59 pm

I feel kinda lonesome in a couple of ways, as a baseball fan and a knuckle head, glutton for punishment Cub fan. Is there anyone besides me on the forum that follows baseball? I watch at least part of just about every Cub's game. There was a time when I was glued to the TV, living and dying with every pitch. I've mellowed.

The Giants picked up two runs last night in the seventh to make it 2-1 Giants so like any fatalistic Cub fan, I turned off the TV and went to bed. It was such a pitchers dual I figured the Cubs were toast. Imagine my surprise when I woke up to a victory. They must have gotten to the Giants closer because they picked up two more runs in the nineth to win 4-3. Yeah Cubbies.

If there are any baseball fans out there in AAPK land, this is the place to cuss and discuss it. It may turn out to be my own private thread, i.e. the lone voice crying in the wilderness. :lol:
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Postby carrmillus » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:07 pm

..........jerry, I got so disguted years ago when they went on strike for more money, I quit watching pro baseball, however, i'm still a big college bb fan, my alma mater(miss. state) finally made it back to the cws this year.and almost won it!!!.........go dawgs!!!!............... ::tu:: ...............

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Postby jlw257 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:15 pm

My wife and I are Die Hard Atlanta Braves fans, but we don't miss Chipper.
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Postby fergusontd » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:20 pm

::ds:: Cincinnati Reds!!!! ::tu:: ftd
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Postby Classic Case » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:28 pm

Detroit Tigers. ::tu::
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Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:08 pm

Tommy -- That's a long time to carry a grudge.


jlw257 -- And all this time I thought Chipper Jones was loved dearly by all Atlanta fans. :mrgreen:


ferg -- If things continue the way they are, three of the playoff teams are going to be from the Central Division. I'm pulling for Pittsburgh to make it this year. After twenty seasons below .500 that would be awesome for them. And BTW what is it about Chicago? Every place Dusty has been, his teams have done well -- except for three of his four years at Chicago.

Apropos of nothing factoid: Dusty Baker was in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1969 through 1975.


Chris -- Good to see the Tigers leading that Central Division. (I can't stand the White Sox)
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Postby Cutty » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:15 pm

Let Go Bravos!!!!!!!!!

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Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Cutty -- Y'all need to get rid of that tomahawk chop thing. It's annoying as all get out. I turn off the sound when the Cubs are playing in Atlanta.
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Postby Old Hunter » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:09 pm

Another Braves fan checking in - go Braves!
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Postby carrmillus » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:54 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Tommy -- That's a long time to carry a grudge.


jlw257 -- And all this time I thought Chipper Jones was loved dearly by all Atlanta fans. :mrgreen:


ferg -- If things continue the way they are, three of the playoff teams are going to be from the Central Division. I'm pulling for Pittsburgh to make it this year. After twenty seasons below .500 that would be awesome for them. And BTW what is it about Chicago? Every place Dusty has been, his teams have done well -- except for three of his four years at Chicago.

Apropos of nothing factoid: Dusty Baker was in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1969 through 1975.


Chris -- Good to see the Tigers leading that Central Division. (I can't stand the White Sox)

jerry, i'm still mad about 'em ruining soldier field!!!!!! ::barf:: ::barf:: ::barf:: ...................

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Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:06 pm

Forget Soldier Field. I was into football hot and heavy when I wore a younger man's clothes but now I could care less.

It just hit me. I have some friends and an ex-brother-in-law that only live about 60-70 miles from you, up in that Olive Branch - Byhalia area. I understand that Memphis has it's problems but I enjoyed my trips down there. Good people, good food. What more could you ask for.
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Postby wishful » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:33 pm

The Sox Nation rocks. ::tu::
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Postby CobraBill » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:24 pm

NY Yankees all the way.
The team has been hit hard this year with player injuries.
They come back, then get hurt again and go back out.

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Postby carrmillus » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:30 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Forget Soldier Field. I was into football hot and heavy when I wore a younger man's clothes but now I could care less.

It just hit me. I have some friends and an ex-brother-in-law that only live about 60-70 miles from you, up in that Olive Branch - Byhalia area. I understand that Memphis has it's problems but I enjoyed my trips down there. Good people, good food. What more could you ask for.

....jerry, Memphis has gotten to be like most of the other big cities in this country, a cesspool!!!......both Byhalia and olive branch are nice sleepy southern towns-my kind of place-tupelo is nothing like it was when I was growing up, it's gotten way too big, about 40,000 pop. now, nothing like it used to be............... ::td:: ..................I always thought the old soldier field should have been placed on the Nat'l. register and preserved, because geo. s. patton once spoke there!!!..... ::tu:: ......

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Postby rangerbluedog » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:26 am

I grew up a Cincinnatti Reds fan - started watching baseball around 1975, soooo. Big Red machine was the shizzle.
Due to the proximity to ATL, I started going to Braves games when they were TERRiBLE. Went to the old Fulton County Stadium. Met Hank Aaron - got his autograph.
So, now I've been a Braves fan so long I miss DALE MURPHY. I go to at least one game a year at Turner Field.
Those two teams are my favorites, but I also like the Seattle Mariners. Don't ask me why. Must be a sailing thing.

But my true love is MINOR LEAGUE baseball. I've been to see several teams, I love the colorful names. In Minor leagues you can sit right behind home plate for $8!
That is close enough to spit on the umpire. I've been to see the Montgomery Biscuits, The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Greenville Drive, Charlotte Knights, Charleston Riverdogs, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Savannah Sand Gnats, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts. Probably a few others too....

I even like to go see the independent leagues. We had a team in Anderson, SC named after Shoeless Joe Jackson. The Anderson Joes! Go Joes. They were a part of the short lived independent SOUTH COAST LEAGUE. I got to meet Detroit Tigers slugger CECIL FIELDER in line at the concession stand at an Anderson Joes game. He was the leagues hitting coach. (yep, Prince Fielders Dad....)

JerryD, I do kind of feel for the Cubs. I used to travel to Chicago on business, and once had the opportunity to see a Cubs game from the rooftop across the street from the stadium.
You know the drill Jerry - "we'll get 'em next year!"
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