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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby yukon on Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:53 am

Hamels stars again as Phillies take opener

Philadelphia 3 Tampa Bay 2

On the morning of his team's first World Series game, Joe Maddon felt the butterflies tickling his gullet. He began to
think he might be better off in another sport.

"It would be much better if this was a football game, and you were playing on the special teams, and you get smacked
in the mouth on the first play and then you settle down and don't even think about it anymore," the Tampa Bay manager
said Wednesday afternoon.

Philadelphia's Chase Utley happily obliged with a smack in the very first inning. Then Game 1 of the World Series settled down,
all right, into a tense tug-of-war between two 24-year-old left-handers and their stingy successors.

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=901490

Sorry Speak1, maybe they can pull one off tonight in game 2. Actually, "maybe" should be they "need to win" tonight or
its a long road back.
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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby Speak1 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:37 pm

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yukon wrote:Hamels stars again as Phillies take opener

Philadelphia 3 Tampa Bay 2

On the morning of his team's first World Series game, Joe Maddon felt the butterflies tickling his gullet. He began to
think he might be better off in another sport.

"It would be much better if this was a football game, and you were playing on the special teams, and you get smacked
in the mouth on the first play and then you settle down and don't even think about it anymore," the Tampa Bay manager
said Wednesday afternoon.

Philadelphia's Chase Utley happily obliged with a smack in the very first inning. Then Game 1 of the World Series settled down,
all right, into a tense tug-of-war between two 24-year-old left-handers and their stingy successors.

http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=901490

Sorry Speak1, maybe they can pull one off tonight in game 2. Actually, "maybe" should be they "need to win" tonight or
its a long road back.


My calculations were based on the impression I got from the media that the Tampa players were sort of young guys, so I figured the first game would go to the Phillies. My thoughts are that the Tampa players will snap out of the we're-in-the-World-Series trance and would sweep the next four games.

One thing, though, I'm not sure that the impression I had about the age of the players being so different on these two teams is/was correct. I should look around for some information on the ages of those guys on the Phillies team.

I'll stick to my prediction, though. No big deal if I'm wrong. No bets down. Don't like betting, anyway.

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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby yukon on Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:33 am

Tampa Bay 4 Philadelphia 2

James Shields threw nearly six shutout innings and B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a run batted in as the Tampa Bay Rays

topped the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, in Game 2 of the World Series. With the win, the Rays evened the best-of-seven
matchup after the Phillies won the first game, 3-2, behind seven strong innings from ace Cole Hamels. Game 3 is scheduled f
or Saturday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Shields (1-0), who had lost his previous two postseason starts against Boston
in the AL Championship Series, gave up seven hits and two walks in 5 2/3 frames. But he skated around and out of trouble to
keep the Phillies off the scoreboard, and struck out four.

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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby deja vu on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:19 pm

The next 3 games are in Philadelphia, tonight, Sunday and Monday night.
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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby dreamon on Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:33 pm

Ninth-inning dribbler gives Phillies wild Game 3 win

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Phillies haven't been able to hit with runners in scoring position for this
entire World Series, but in the ninth inning of Game 3, Eric Bruntlett scored on a Carlos Ruiz slow dribbler to give
Philadelphia a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay in a wild early-morning finish.

J.P. Howell hit Bruntlett with a pitch leading off. Bruntlett then went to second when Grant Balfour uncorked a wild
pitch, and advanced to third when catcher Dioner Navarro's throw went into center field. Shane Victorino and pinch-hitter
Greg Dobbs were intentionally walked before Ruiz hit a slow bouncer toward third, tight to the line. Evan Longoria charged
and while falling down sent an underhand scoop, but the ball sailed over Navarro's head.

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Long delay due to rain and then the game ends close to 2 am. That is rough. Amazed anyone was left standing. And they
get to do it all again tonight. Weather report says no rain. Lets hope the weatherman is right.

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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby deja vu on Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:56 pm

Phillies pound Rays 10-2 in Game 4

Phillies on brink of World Series title
Howard, Blanton hit home runs to beat Rays in Game 4, take 3-1 lead

Even their pitcher socked a ball into the seats.

If Ryan Howard, the Philadelphia Phillies and their frustrated fans needed any more evidence this
really might be their year, Joe Blanton gave it to them.

Blanton became the first pitcher in 34 years to homer in the World Series, Howard drove in five
runs with two homers and the Phillies romped over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 on Sunday night to
move within one win of their first championship since 1980.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/27393137/


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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby yukon on Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:33 pm

Rays-Phillies tied; Game 5 suspended by rain

Philadelphia: With the rain intensifying at Citizens Bank Park, the Rays rallied to tie the Phillies in Game 5 of
the World Series, putting Philadelphia's championship on hold until at least Tuesday.

Carlos Pena, who had been held without a hit in the first four games, doubled and scored in the fourth inning,
and delivered the tying RBI single in the sixth, lifting Tampa Bay to a 2-2 tie before the tarp covered the field
prior to the bottom of the sixth.

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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby yukon on Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:05 pm

Hate to be the moose delivering bad news but there is no game tonight, they will try tomorrow night
instead. Rain/snow mix is in the forecast and they just cancelled it for tonight. Sorry Folks, there is
more bad news. If they get to play the game tomorrow night there is another delay. Obama will be
delaying the game for about 30 minutes for a long speech/ad. That should impress baseball fans
everywhere.

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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby deja vu on Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:08 pm

28 YEARS LATER and the Phillies are the new World Champs. 4-3.

It took two extra nights, but the Phillies have finally put an end to Philadelphia's 25-year
major sports title drought.

Eric Bruntlett scored on a Pedro Feliz single in the seventh inning and the Phillies beat
Tampa Bay, 4-3, in Game 5 of the World Series, wrapping up the franchise's second title
in history.

Rocco Baldelli's homer tied the game in the top of the seventh, but the Rays couldn't go
ahead as Chase Utley threw out Jason Bartlett at the plate to end the frame.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=mlb/scores/final/W26367.htm


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Re: Major League Baseball

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:54 pm

Look who has time to play ball with a MLB team:

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Bush’s opening pitch: Former President George Bush throws the season opening first pitch before the baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday.

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