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  • Originally posted by Victory Faust View Post
    Hearing that lovely theme song to "This Week in Baseball" every Saturday afternoon, and feeling the rush of excitement knowing that, with TWIB up and the Game of the Week on deck, hours of baseball bliss lie ahead.
    Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
    Yeah, I love that theme, too.

    For several years in the '90's, the last image of the slo-mo montage at the end was Greg Olson hopping into Smoltz's arms in '91, which just added to the goosebump factor for me.
    And the wonderful narration by Mel Allen... If they revived it now, they would probably use Chris Berman.
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    • Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
      Now knowing I was living through a 200+ OPS+ season.
      I miss them so much. No one in the Majors has had a monster year since 2004.
      Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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      • I'm very young, so I hardly have anything to share. The only one I could offer would be the 2004 Idiots (I know, we really went back in time for a minute). They were such a great group of misfits that came together to reverse the curse in a fashion equaling a storybook. It was when the Red Sox were fun. They've always had a large payroll, so I don't mind their acquisitions over the years, especially Curt Schilling for the 2004 roster. That was simply expansion.

        Around 2006 was the time they began brute buying. From yearly acquisitions (especially to fill the black hole that is shortstop) to recruiting all the young talent to the ludicrous contracts of Crawford, Lackey, and Daisuke, the team has become a revolving door for overpaid burnouts and/or obnoxious characters.
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        • Originally posted by Cap78 View Post
          One of the bigger problems I see today is time between pitches...if I were commissioner I would be getting on the umps to be enforcing that rule
          I agree with you Cap
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          • I was born in '88 but I've seen TWIB with Mel Allen reruns on the MLB Network and it makes me nostalgic for them. That theme song is amazing too. I'm gonna listen to it right now.
            "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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            • Guys stealing 70-100 bases a year, every year!

              Starters pitching a bunch of complete games, and still ending up with ERAs below 3.00.

              Twenty home runs in a season makes a guy a power hitter in the cleanup spot.

              If a guy works out in a gym with weights, it is news enough to be mentioned when he comes up to bat.

              Fireman coming on to get 6-9 outs, even when down a run or the game is tied.

              Busch Memorial Stadium.
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              • Originally posted by Herr28 View Post
                Guys stealing 70-100 bases a year, every year!

                Starters pitching a bunch of complete games, and still ending up with ERAs below 3.00.
                :applaud: :cap:
                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                • Originally posted by Herr28 View Post
                  Guys stealing 70-100 bases a year, every year!

                  Starters pitching a bunch of complete games, and still ending up with ERAs below 3.00.

                  Twenty home runs in a season makes a guy a power hitter in the cleanup spot.

                  If a guy works out in a gym with weights, it is news enough to be mentioned when he comes up to bat.

                  Fireman coming on to get 6-9 outs, even when down a run or the game is tied.Busch Memorial Stadium.
                  Hence, the name, as they came to put out fires. Nowadays they are more like maids, just have to keep things tidy.

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                  • Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                    Hence, the name, as they came to put out fires. Nowadays they are more like maids, just have to keep things tidy.
                    This made me lol. Sadly the maids are probably here to stay. Andrew Miller just got 4 years $32 (38?) mil. to set up. Darren O'Day got a similar deal. A lot of clubs are dead set that they need relievers to pitch the 7th, 8th and 9th individually, especially in the postseason. Those are the relievers who are going to get the big deals. Teams still need a lefty specialist and a couple mop up guys at minimum. No one carries just 6 relievers anymore though. Usually 8 because they'll always have a couple young fireball starters or potential closers or something up in the bullpen with the big club.
                    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                    • Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                      This made me lol. Sadly the maids are probably here to stay. Andrew Miller just got 4 years $32 (38?) mil. to set up. Darren O'Day got a similar deal. A lot of clubs are dead set that they need relievers to pitch the 7th, 8th and 9th individually, especially in the postseason. Those are the relievers who are going to get the big deals. Teams still need a lefty specialist and a couple mop up guys at minimum. No one carries just 6 relievers anymore though. Usually 8 because they'll always have a couple young fireball starters or potential closers or something up in the bullpen with the big club.
                      One of my great joys in baseball is when a starter is going well, and then the manager brings in a 7th/8th/9th combo and one of them blows it (except when a ChiSox). Let the starter finish it boys!
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                      • Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
                        One of my great joys in baseball is when a starter is going well, and then the manager brings in a 7th/8th/9th combo and one of them blows it
                        "I wish I had done that." -Grady Little

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                        • Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
                          One of my great joys in baseball is when a starter is going well, and then the manager brings in a 7th/8th/9th combo and one of them blows it (except when a ChiSox). Let the starter finish it boys!
                          You know that even decent relievers have better ERAs, OB%, wOBP (pretty much everything) facing the order the first time (and in the 7th-9th) than even #1 starters in the same situation, right?

                          I mean, I'd love to see Adam Wainwright throw a CC - but I like improving win prop. even more.
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                          • Things you miss about the old days?

                            When people thought that pitchers, who won a lot of games, were actually good!
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                            • Originally posted by JR Hart View Post
                              Things you miss about the old days?

                              When people thought that pitchers, who won a lot of games, were actually good!
                              People still think that because it is true. Its just today people realize that a pitcher with 20 wins isn't necessarily better than a guy who won 16 and there are better ways to judge pitcher effectiveness.

                              Please - find one person who will say that good pitchers don't tend to win more games.
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                              • Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
                                People still think that because it is true. Its just today people realize that a pitcher with 20 wins isn't necessarily better than a guy who won 16 and there are better ways to judge pitcher effectiveness.

                                Please - find one person who will say that good pitchers don't tend to win more games.
                                That's not what I read here............luck..........team dependent.
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