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#391 Gretzky's Mullet

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Last year's Jays attendance averaged 25,921, good for 23rd in the league. However, owing to their large capacity, that represents only 52.6% of maximum (which itself seems a little low, as they probably fix the official capacity lower than their capacity for football). That was still a notable increase from 2011 where they had only 22,445, putting them 25th. Their attendance had bottomed out in 2010 (less than 21,000/game), but that was after a period of stronger attendance in the 29,000 range in the late 00's, during the "height" of the Halladay/Burnett/Wells/Rios era. It might be a stretch for the Jays to jump into the top half of the league in attendance (15th last year was Atlanta, 30,000/game), but they could come close to that benchmark.

I'd like to go see the Jays this year, they're in San Francisco for interleague in early June. Might be fun to see RA Dickey (though I got stuck seeing Wakefield a couple of times and found it pretty lousy).
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Who here would be interested in a fantasy league?


I'll be down in a fantasy league.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

What website do you guys recommend?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

We usually use yahoo fantasy.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Take it easy there T.R., you are talking to last year's winner (Shizzy, not me). Dr. Mullet is a two time winner (2008,2010 - see sig) and finished third last year. Don't underestimate Dr. Mullet.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

I'm still surprised no one has picked up Brian Wilson. He's one of my favourite pitchers and I was sad the Giants let him go. I know he's had two Tommy John surgeries, but you'd think some team would have picked him up by now.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

cantt wait for jays spring training with laurie bautista ! were gonna be beasts this coming season .
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Brian Wilson is damaged goods. I think people are pretty happy with Sergio Romo as El Beardo, and he's actually able to stay on the field. Interestingly, I heard someone mention that Brian Wilson is a part owner of the bowling alley across from the stadium. Seems like a smart investment, that place is always packed especially after games. (Note: it's more like a bowling night club than a typical bowling alley, full of young well dressed people etc, one of the best places in the ballpark area to pick up.)
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

Pretty pumped for this season. Go Angels!

Anyone gonna be watching the World Baseball Classic? Starts today.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

The finals are in San Francisco. I had half a mind to try and get tickets, but being that the odds of Canada being in it by then, I haven't really looked into it. Might still though.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

Pretty pumped for this season. Go Angels!

Anyone gonna be watching the World Baseball Classic? Starts today.


I will! Does anyone know if it'll be televised? I checked the listings for TSN, Sportsnet, TSN2, even TheScore, and found nothin!







Oh, and also: Reds/Jays 2013!!! :)

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

The finals are in San Francisco. I had half a mind to try and get tickets, but being that the odds of Canada being in it by then, I haven't really looked into it. Might still though.


Yeah, it'll more than likely be Japan and one of the Carribean teams in the finals. The U.S. doesn't have much depth this year especially at pitching; R.A Dickey and that's it really, would've been good to have Verlander playing.

I will! Does anyone know if it'll be televised? I checked the listings for TSN, Sportsnet, TSN2, even TheScore, and found nothin!







Oh, and also: Reds/Jays 2013!!! :)


It'll be on MLB network, not sure if you guys can get that up there, also ESPN Deportes (but that'll be in spanish) you can probably see it somewhere online if no TV stations have it. Good luck!
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

While we're on the topic of the WBC.

So, Martin ditch the team because he didn't want to play catcher because he thinks it will take a toll on his body. It was a pretty selfish move on his part, but why didn't they just ask him to play 3rd instead and then move Lawrie to 2nd? It's a win-win situation for both parties.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

I'm not sure I totally understand the point of the WBC. I mean, I like the idea of an international tournament, but this one just seems to have so little excitement around it. The players don't really care, there are far too few fans, it doesn't get much coverage in the media, and major league teams are very wary of it lest their players get hurt. I'll probably try and watch the Canada-USA game, but that's probably true for most fans, that there's one matchup they're actually interested in and the other ones will be empty stadiums and low ratings. This morning's South Korea-Australia matchup in Taiwan got 1,481 fans into the stadium.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

I'm not sure I totally understand the point of the WBC. I mean, I like the idea of an international tournament, but this one just seems to have so little excitement around it. The players don't really care, there are far too few fans, it doesn't get much coverage in the media, and major league teams are very wary of it lest their players get hurt. I'll probably try and watch the Canada-USA game, but that's probably true for most fans, that there's one matchup they're actually interested in and the other ones will be empty stadiums and low ratings. This morning's South Korea-Australia matchup in Taiwan got 1,481 fans into the stadium.


Did you see the first game, Chinese Taipei vs Australia? It was sold out (like 19,000) and the crowd was nuts, they went crazy everytime the Taipei pitcher threw a strike -- like EVERY time!

Same goes for Japan vs Brazil, sold out and the crowd was nuts then too.

Not very great attendance in the games that don't have the home country team playing, which is understandable. The U.S. games should have pretty good attendance -- at least I think they will lol. The MLB network has some pretty good coverage, they've shown just about every game so far.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Whats up with the Blue Jays? I thought they were suppose to be the favorite to win the World Series. Yet they seem to be getting their asses beat every game. I havent seen their GF record, its spring training and it doesnt mean much, but shouldnt they be at least competing?
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

Whats up with the Blue Jays? I thought they were suppose to be the favorite to win the World Series. Yet they seem to be getting their asses beat every game. I havent seen their GF record, its spring training and it doesnt mean much, but shouldnt they be at least competing?


It's spring training, while bother giving 100% in games that don't matter, in risk of getting a injury. The only players who should be going 100% are players who are fighting for a spot on the team. Right now, those spots are 2nd base and a backup catcher.

Besides, I remember two years ago the Blue Jays had an awesome record in spring training but that didn't translate into the regular season.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

It's spring training, while bother giving 100% in games that don't matter, in risk of getting a injury. The only players who should be going 100% are players who are fighting for a spot on the team. Right now, those spots are 2nd base and a backup catcher.

Besides, I remember two years ago the Blue Jays had an awesome record in spring training but that didn't translate into the regular season.


I agree. Spring training doesnt mean much. But if the Jays arent giving it 100% that means the other teams arent giving it 100% either. Then why are they getting blown out every game? Listen, Im in no panic. Im just wondering why they're losing by 9, 10, 11 runs.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

They only been blown out twice in spring training.

They also have blown out the opponents twice.




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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

Spring training means nothing, at all. Guys on the fringe are getting inflated playing time to audition them. Veterans secure in their spots are working on their weaker pitches, or practising hitting curve balls to the opposite field, or taking late game pinch hit at bats in lieu of starting. Ace pitchers are going 50 pitches in, power pitchers are throwing 85 mph. Once preseason hockey is over, does anyone remember which split squad won more games? Why should it be any different with baseball?
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

It'll be on MLB network, not sure if you guys can get that up there, also ESPN Deportes (but that'll be in spanish) you can probably see it somewhere online if no TV stations have it. Good luck!


I found some games on Sportsnet One!! :)

Italy v. Mexico, Dominican Republic v. Venezuela, and Mexico v. USA. Can't seem to find any Canada games though.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

TSN reports that Brett Lawrie is out of the WBC because of a rib strain. *&%&^#@!!*
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

I found some games on Sportsnet One!! :)

Italy v. Mexico, Dominican Republic v. Venezuela, and Mexico v. USA. Can't seem to find any Canada games though.


I'm certain they'll show US vs Canada when that comes on Sunday.

Canada vs Italy comes on today, would think they'd air that one up there...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Just checked the box score. Canada down to Italy 5-1...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

My God the bullpen is terrible for Canada.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

14-4 Mercy rule ending it. Canada got destroyed. Pitching is pretty bad.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

14-4 Mercy rule ending it. Canada got destroyed. Pitching is pretty bad.


This.Is.Embarrassing.

VIVA ITALIA!! :towel:
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

So glad that both U.S. and Canada won yesterday, it'll make todays game very interesting.

May the best team win!

Also pretty wild brawl yesterday eh?
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Tough loss yeaterday. it was looking pretty good for a while...

Unfortunately, the lack of pitching depth really showed. Morneau, Votto and Saunders were all great. Liked the performance of Robinson, as well...
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Too bad for Canada. It was within the grasp. Pretty sad what's happened to Canadian pitchers (not just in WBC but in general in major league baseball). Jeff Francis, Adam Loewen, Rich Harden, Erik Bedard all unable to escape the injury bug. Ryan Dempster wildly inconsistent.
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