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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #255 on: November 01, 2010, 08:38:04 PM »
Have to admit, my favorite musical rendition so far was the 9-year-old trumpeter Geoffrey Gallante who played God Bless America during the Giants/Phillies series.
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #256 on: November 01, 2010, 09:03:22 PM »
Idle curiosity question while watching the World Series:  Was it intentionally mischievous to shorten the name of the Split Finger Fastball to Splitter?  I mean, considering that it behaves like a Spitter?

Just wondering.

Go Rangers. (My Texas brother , niece and nephews made me say it, despite my soft spot for Juan Uribe)

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #257 on: November 01, 2010, 10:06:32 PM »
Jints lookin' good.

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #258 on: November 01, 2010, 11:08:53 PM »
Castoffs and misfits of the world unite!    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #259 on: November 01, 2010, 11:13:23 PM »
Castoffs and misfits of the world unite!    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

This will take the wind out of your sails:  I'm happy too! 

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #260 on: November 01, 2010, 11:45:47 PM »
Congrats SF, y'all had the hitting and pitching.  Good stuff...and not just in the SF stands. ;)
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #261 on: November 02, 2010, 08:45:52 AM »
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I'm hoping that the Rangers management puts up decent money and Cliff Lee stays in Texas. The East Coast teams might be able to offer more money, but I don't think many places can offer Cliff Lee much more fan appreciation and loyalty right now.
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Not to mention no income tax!

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #262 on: November 02, 2010, 09:29:06 AM »
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I'm hoping that the Rangers management puts up decent money and Cliff Lee stays in Texas. The East Coast teams might be able to offer more money, but I don't think many places can offer Cliff Lee much more fan appreciation and loyalty right now.
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Not to mention no income tax!
Steinbrenner (his heirs) can throw so much money at a player it will negate the Texas advantage of no state income taxes. Yankees always have the best team money can buy. I bet Nolan Ryan can come up with several Cliff Lees for the price of this one. Who better to judge a pitcher's worth than Nolan Ryan, after all?  His steaks are darn good, too!

Oh well, back to the (L)Astros and the National League for me, where I belong.

Congrats, SF!
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #263 on: November 02, 2010, 09:50:40 AM »
I certainly hope Lee is a "bird in the hand" and likes Texas more than other more barbarian regions. The situation reminds me way too much of the Randy Johnson episode in Houston a few years back.

BTW, having Clemens didn't turn out too well in Houston in the long run; everything he's done is tainted.  I'm just glad when the stuff hit the fan he was back in a Yankees uniform! :P
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #264 on: November 02, 2010, 11:10:14 AM »
Congrats SF, y'all had the hitting and pitching.  Good stuff...and not just in the SF stands. ;)

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #265 on: November 02, 2010, 02:59:13 PM »
Cliff Lee at Citi Field - lights out.

When is the parade in SF?  That's one I'd like to be at or at least see on you tube.  NY parades through the Canyon of Heroes are not to be missed, and I even went to one for the Yankees through my time here. 

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #266 on: November 02, 2010, 03:02:45 PM »
Cliff Lee at Citi Field - lights out.

When is the parade in SF?  That's one I'd like to be at or at least see on you tube.  NY parades through the Canyon of Heroes are not to be missed, and I even went to one for the Yankees through my time here. 

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #267 on: November 03, 2010, 01:07:55 AM »
Nolan is a jewel of a favorite son that both the Rangers and Astros can claim!


Angels fan here, and the Express is ours, too!

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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #268 on: November 03, 2010, 09:50:22 AM »

Yep, no doubt, and even though Matt S may not have been born yet when he was a Miracle Met, the NY Metropolitans can also claim him.
But he's Texas' part-owner and president and no one else's!!!  ;D
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Not to mention he has a real working ranch in S. Texas (as opposed to "ranches" that Hollywood stars sometimes have), and his beef is found in every small-town Super S Food store. Doesn't get any more Texan than that, I tell you what!
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Re: Baseball and a Bad Night for Atheists
« Reply #269 on: November 03, 2010, 11:50:56 AM »
Cliff Lee at Citi Field - lights out.
When is the parade in SF?  That's one I'd like to be at or at least see on you tube.  NY parades through the Canyon of Heroes are not to be missed, and I even went to one for the Yankees through my time here. 
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The parade is this morning at 11:00, Left-coast time.  KTVU-2 will be streaming: http://www.ktvu.com/video/25618491/index.html