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Topic: It's Spring Training--What are your hopes for your baseball team this seaso

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Subject: It's Spring Training--What are your hopes for your baseball team this seaso
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 10:17 PM ET
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Spring Training opened this week (pitchers and catchers reported).  What do you think of your favorite teams this year? 

I'm not at all happy with the Oakland A's.  Billy Beane pretty much traded away the future and the heart and soul of the team.  I expect them to end up in the cellar.  They'll be fielding a triple A team for all intents and purposes.

I'm not sure about the Dodgers.  I didn't see them make too many trades (though their big name trades never seem to add up)  If they build on last year they should be in contention this season.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 1:35 AM ET
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I'm hoping no one else has legal trouble.  Sayanora Spiezio(idiot). 

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 8:45 AM ET
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Go Red Sox! :)  

 

 

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 8:36 PM ET
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I should have known there would be a sports interest thread - just didn't think of looking before.

I'm a huge baseball fan especially for my Astros

Our season looks iffy at best.  Our hitting line up looks better than it has in years however the pitching is another story.  Apart from our ace Roy Oswalt we have nothing much.  I predict losing many games 12-11!! :-(

Anyway I'm still dying for the first pitch - can't wait!

In the mean time I'll settle for watching the amazing run of my Rockets 22-0!!!

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 1:12 AM ET
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I think we should have let the manager go, and kept, Eckstein, Edmonds, Rolen, --hmm, there are more.  But my brothers tell me Rasmus looks promising.  I sincerely hope we don't finish dead last in the NCLS. 

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 3:22 AM ET
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The season is getting awfully close :)

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 7:15 PM ET
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With reference to my post above - the season has been weird so far to say the least.  Our 'ace' wasn't even close to being himself for the first 3 games but his past couple he seems to have turned things around.  Our other starters have on the whole played surprisingly well, however our bull-pen has blown quite a few.  After three weeks of wondering where our offense went, we had two amazing games back to back the last nights - one of which I was at - oh yeah!

we are still in 2nd to last place but I don't think that will last long -- I'm hoping anyway

How are things going for y'all?