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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2018, 04:44:57 PM »
You're right!! DAMNED YANKEES anyway!!  >:( >:( >:(

this is the last time they'll play each other in KC this season.....ho-hum!!  :D :D :D

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2018, 04:45:37 PM »
I listened to most of the game on the radio, rare for me, but I was running to and fro today....too much to get done!!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 11:13:18 AM »

One of the Dodger's relief pitchers they got from your Royals, Jonn.  Scott Alexander.

I'm beginning to think the Dodgers are spooked playing at their home ballpark in front of their fans this year.
Of course I don't know this for a fact, and how can you prove such a thing, but they have an awful record at
their home stadium this year and usually teams have their best records at home.  Last night we played the
Rockies and the Dodgers weren't hitting the ball at all. They managed one run in the 5th and the Rockies got
one in the 6th. After a tie score for two innings the Rockies got a run which turned out to be the winning run,
but they got it because the Dodgers made THREE errors, practically all at once. WTF's up with that!  The run
would not have scored if they'd only made TWO errors. I haven't heard that the fans are booing the team or
anything; maybe the team is still spooked by that 7th game WS loss, I don't know, but they need to win at
home, and against the teams in our own division. And stop making stupid errors. Especially 3 of them at once.

I mean, really.

And when you're doing poorly, everything seems against you. We had a chance in the bottom of the 9th to make
something happen. Matt Kemp hit a ball, got to first base, the throw went past the first baseman, it was thrown
back to first base and Kemp was called out because the umpire said he had made a "step" toward second as if
he was planning to run.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Kemp both tried to argue the first-base umpire’s call, but the play was
non-reviewable, so there really wasn’t anything they could do.  If you want to see what i'm talking about it's
at 6:30 on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVSTAPOwWGI

I think the umpire just wanted to go home.  And with that win, the Rockies moved into first place over the D'Backs.

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Your Nationals beat the Padres, Fritz, so thank you for keeping us out of last place!
(The new Nationals player, Juan Soto, hit a home run, too.)

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2018, 12:39:28 PM »
Hoping for the best in hockey tomorrow, Capitols-Lightning series tied, one more game.

Geaux Caps!



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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2018, 09:21:27 PM »
Wow! The Washington Capitols are heading to the Stanley Cup playoffs starting Monday against Las Vegas!!!

Geaux Caps!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 07:57:21 AM »
OMG!! KC finally WON a series!! LOL...must be because I'm in NYC this week, and didn't watch or listen to the games!! You think?

Now to SWEEP a series would be nice, yes!!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2018, 08:56:05 AM »
Mixed series Nats with Padres, after three losses to the Dodgers.

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2018, 12:05:01 PM »
Wow! The Washington Capitols are heading to the Stanley Cup playoffs starting Monday against Las Vegas!!!
Geaux Caps!

I'll concur!  It just seems wrong to have a hockey team in Las Vegas.

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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 12:06:20 PM »
OMG!! KC finally WON a series!! LOL...must be because I'm in NYC this week, and didn't watch or listen to the games!! You think?
Now to SWEEP a series would be nice, yes!!

I'm all for you winning a series, especially over the Cardinals.
I have a few reasons I really don't like the Cardinals.

And what are you doing in NYC?

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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 12:21:17 PM »
Mixed series Nats with Padres, after three losses to the Dodgers.

Now you should do well against Miami...hopefully!

Dodgers won 2 of 3 from Colorado who's barely in 1st place over the D'Backs.
And we might've won the first game we lost because of 3 errors. That was inexcusable.
Last year the whole division was pretty competitive with the Dodgers winning the division
and the D'Backs winning the Wild Card Spot barely over the Rockies. After a strong start
the whole division is within 5 games or less of each other, but I don't think it's because
everyone's playing well, they all seem pretty mediocre comparatively. The D'Backs have
just lost 7 in a row!  Even the Dodgers haven't done that this year. I haven't wanted to
read the why's and wherefores. As we know, baseball can be a very weird game and the
unlikeliest of teams can pull it out.  The Cubs and Dodgers both have a weird stat. They
both have scored more runs this season than any other team in their division, and yet
they're both in 4th place today. The Cubs have also allowed the least amount of runs
in their division, so it's a double quandary. Dodgers second fewest.

I'm also glad for the Yankees losing recently, but that's a regular standard opinion.
It's also because the sports news media always has to talk about the Yankees, whether
they're in 1st place or last place. There's also an East Coast bias, partly because media
is centered there and also because the west plays their games later and coverage is less.


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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2018, 01:54:14 PM »
It's also because the sports news media always has to talk about the Yankees, whether
they're in 1st place or last place. There's also an East Coast bias, partly because media
is centered there and also because the west plays their games later and coverage is less.

(I've mentioned that because of the lousy deal with Spectrum, 70% of L.A. cannot watch
Dodger games unless ESPN carries one or Fox or Fox Sports 1 occasionally. The management
got their money and the stadium raws crowds, so they don't seem to care, even though they
say they really do.)

So Fox had their Saturday game of the week start yesterday, and I like to watch those. It was
the Yankees vs. the Angels.  The Angels always have seemed to have the Yankees number. They
have always done well against them. One season the Angels were the onoly team that had a
winning record against them.

So yesterday, they creamed them 11-4. Mike Trout had a 5 hit game against the Yankees. But when
the Yankees were up to bat, the announcers talked bout the Yankees. When the Angels were up the
announcers mostly talked about the Yankees. Yankees Yankees Yankees. Marcia Marcia Marcia. They
HAD to briefly talk about Mike Trout's 5 hit game because it was interrupting their Yankees news.

No wonder the most recent survey last fall of the least liked MLB teams had the Yankees winning by
a landslide.


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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2018, 02:12:18 PM »

So Jonn, I tuned Fox Sports 1 on yesterday and watched the Royals game against the Rangers.
I think I've seen as many Royals games as Dodgers this year. They were ahead throughout the
game by 3 runs until late in the game then lost 4-3. Sheesh!  They're on again today and the
Royals are ahead 5-0 in the 3rd inning!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2018, 06:15:55 AM »
I'm back from NYC seeing relatives, and SUE (MaineGirl), now I can watch KC again......we'll see how they do this week!!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2018, 08:15:51 AM »
You visited Sue? Great!

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Re: Sports: Football, Baseball, Bball, Hockey, Etc. Vol. II
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2018, 12:55:29 PM »
Fritz, both our teams have been doing better lately.  The Nationals are 1/2 game behind Philly
and 1 game behind Atlanta.  We're playing Philly next, so we'll try to help you out. In a week
we're playing Atlanta, too, but you have to help out with San Francisco while we're with the
Braves.

We've won 8 of the last 10. Things seemed to have turned around a bit when Justin Turner and
Logan Forsythe both returned to the team. Clayton Kershaw is due back this week, too. And, also,
the rest of the Western Division has suddenly crumbled recently. The D'Backs have lost 9 of 10.
San Francisco 7 of 10. Rockies 5-5. So, only 3 1/2 to first place! See ya there!