• Happy Opening Day!

    From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to All on Sun Apr 2 22:17:57 2023
    So I'm a little late, but the point still stands--
    Happy MLB Opening Day, to all who celebrate!

    We went out to join the rest of Cincinnati for the traditional
    parade (over 100 years, after the 1919 World Series), though
    enthusiasm for actually /watching/ the ailing Redlegs was quite a bit
    bit more muted. But they did manage to win the series 2-1 against the Pirate the Pirates, so that's something at least.


    As for my first love, the soggy Mariners, things are significantlyy
    brighter. The rotation is solid, the team is young and capable,
    and the front office is (hopefully) done rearranging the core of
    the team, and is focusing on a playoff run.

    Needless to say, I'm excited for what this year holds.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Margaerynne on Mon Apr 3 00:11:17 2023
    Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Margaerynne to All on Sun Apr 02 2023 10:17 pm

    So I'm a little late, but the point still stands--
    Happy MLB Opening Day, to all who celebrate!

    We went out to join the rest of Cincinnati for the traditional
    parade (over 100 years, after the 1919 World Series), though
    enthusiasm for actually /watching/ the ailing Redlegs was quite a bit
    bit more muted.

    I'm an Angels fan and though I live in SoCal, I work in NorCal a lot, so I went to the Opening Day game between the Angels and A's, sitting right behind the visiting/Angels dugout. Shohei put on quite the show (though the Angels still lost, 2-1), it was still a good, crisp game. The new rules are definitely speeding things up!

    Happy MLB Opening Day to you too! I'm excited for the 2023 season!
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Digital Man on Mon Apr 3 10:00:00 2023
    Digital Man wrote to Margaerynne <=-

    So I'm a little late, but the point still stands--
    Happy MLB Opening Day, to all who celebrate!

    We went out to join the rest of Cincinnati for the traditional
    parade (over 100 years, after the 1919 World Series), though
    enthusiasm for actually /watching/ the ailing Redlegs was quite a bit
    bit more muted.

    That's quite a tradition! Very cool!

    I'm an Angels fan and though I live in SoCal, I work in NorCal a
    lot, so I went to the Opening Day game between the Angels and
    A's, sitting right behind the visiting/Angels dugout. Shohei put
    on quite the show (though the Angels still lost, 2-1), it was
    still a good, crisp game. The new rules are definitely speeding
    things up!

    Happy MLB Opening Day to you too! I'm excited for the 2023
    season! --

    Lifelong Red Sox fan here, born and raised in New England, and now
    living in Florida. Haven't paid enough attention yet this spring, but I
    fear my team has made too many changes and not sure what the outlook is. Perhaps the best I can hope for is to finish ahead of the Yanks. ;-)

    New rules are interesting indeed. I must say that in the couple of
    games I've watched so far, it seems like the pitcher is rushed a little
    too much. I'm thinking the clock could be a little longer, myself.



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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Digital Man on Mon Apr 3 18:57:00 2023
    Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Digital Man to Margaerynne on Mon Apr 03 2023 12:11 am

    Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Margaerynne to All on Sun Apr 02 2023 10:17 pm

    So I'm a little late, but the point still stands--
    Happy MLB Opening Day, to all who celebrate!

    We went out to join the rest of Cincinnati for the traditional
    parade (over 100 years, after the 1919 World Series), though
    enthusiasm for actually /watching/ the ailing Redlegs was quite a bit
    bit more muted.

    I'm an Angels fan and though I live in SoCal, I work in NorCal a lot, so I w still a good, crisp game. The new rules are definitely speeding things up!

    Happy MLB Opening Day to you too! I'm excited for the 2023 season!
    --
    digital man (rob)

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #42:
    What day the Lord created Spinal Tap and couldn't he have rested on that day Norco, CA WX: 51.5F, 88.0% humidity, 0 mph N wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    I enjoy watching the smaller regional teams over the MLB. Back when I was senior in high school there was a freshman or sophomore that had one hell of
    an arm. His name is Matt Mantei. He played for the Marlins, Diamondbacks
    and Red Sox. He encountered a right elbow injury and it never quite
    recovered.

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Moondog on Tue Apr 25 17:59:20 2023
    Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Moondog to Digital Man on Mon Apr 03 2023 06:57 pm

    > Happy MLB Opening Day to you too! I'm excited for the 2023 season!

    23 games in and I am no longer quite as excited for the 2023 season

    But maybe the Mariners can pull off another miracle after they get back up to .500?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Margaerynne on Tue Apr 25 19:52:00 2023
    Margaerynne wrote to Moondog <=-

    Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Moondog to Digital Man on Mon Apr 03 2023 06:57 pm

    > Happy MLB Opening Day to you too! I'm excited for the 2023 season!

    23 games in and I am no longer quite as excited for the 2023
    season

    Same here.

    But maybe the Mariners can pull off another miracle after they
    get back up to .500?

    My Red Sox are in the same boat. I'm not super optimistic they're gonna improve much on this.



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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Margaerynne on Fri May 5 19:35:00 2023
    Margaerynne wrote to All <=-

    So I'm a little late, but the point still stands--
    Happy MLB Opening Day, to all who celebrate!

    We went out to join the rest of Cincinnati for the traditional
    parade (over 100 years, after the 1919 World Series), though
    enthusiasm for actually /watching/ the ailing Redlegs was quite a bit
    bit more muted. But they did manage to win the series 2-1 against the Pirate the Pirates, so that's something at least.

    Sounds like a fun day anyway! :-)

    My wife is a Cubs fan - it's on my short list to ride the train North
    and take her to Wrigley Field to a game one day...



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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Gamgee on Fri May 5 23:11:01 2023
    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Tue Apr 25 2023 07:52 pm

    My Red Sox are in the same boat. I'm not super optimistic they're gonna improve much on this.

    Well, life has a way of surprising people!



    One of my favorite things about baseball is that you really never know what's coming
    around the corner, even if you have a good guess. A slump or streak could happen at
    any time, and change everything.

    Maybe if I was the type to gamble that would be a bad lesson, but as someone who doesn't
    trust my own luck, it just gives me more of a mellow go-with-the-flow sense about things
    I can't control.


    (Of course I'm only human, and still get too invested into a team that's consistently
    exactly what it says it is, but at least I know what I signed up for)

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Margaerynne on Sat May 6 07:41:00 2023
    Margaerynne wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Tue Apr 25 2023 07:52 pm

    My Red Sox are in the same boat. I'm not super optimistic they're
    gonna improve much on this.

    Well, life has a way of surprising people!

    One of my favorite things about baseball is that you really
    never know what's coming
    around the corner, even if you have a good guess. A slump or
    streak could happen at
    any time, and change everything.

    'Tis true! Since I wrote the above, the Sox are currently on a 7-game
    winning streak and scoring a LOT of runs. Have moved from 5th to 3rd
    place in the AL East. Haha... but... I know it can go the other way
    too, and quickly. Looks like Tampa Bay is going to be hard to catch
    this year. But, that's why we play 162 games. :-)



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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Jimmy Anderson on Sat May 6 11:55:37 2023
    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Margaerynne on Fri May 05 2023 07:35 pm

    Sounds like a fun day anyway! :-)

    My wife is a Cubs fan - it's on my short list to ride the train North
    and take her to Wrigley Field to a game one day...

    You absolutely should! The Cubs/Sox double feature is on my bucket list,
    and you can't beat either stadium for what it does.


    I gotta feel for the Cubs, though. The post-World Series teardown looks
    painful to go through, even if I might never see it for myself.

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Gamgee on Sat May 6 12:01:02 2023
    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Gamgee to Margaerynne on Sat May 06 2023 07:41 am

    'Tis true! Since I wrote the above, the Sox are currently on a 7-game winning streak and scoring a LOT of runs. Have moved from 5th to 3rd
    place in the AL East. Haha... but... I know it can go the other way
    too, and quickly. Looks like Tampa Bay is going to be hard to catch
    this year. But, that's why we play 162 games. :-)

    All the more reason to celebrate each game like it's the only one that
    matters!

    I actually just checked the standings, and what the hell is going on over
    there? Maybe things will shake out as normal by the end of the season,
    but I really can't say I was expecting that.


    At least the NL West and NL East are behaving normally, even if nobody
    else is.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Margaerynne on Sun May 7 08:54:00 2023
    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Margaerynne to Jimmy Anderson on Sat May 06 2023 11:55 am

    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Margaerynne on Fri May 05 2023 07:35 pm

    Sounds like a fun day anyway! :-)

    My wife is a Cubs fan - it's on my short list to ride the train North
    and take her to Wrigley Field to a game one day...

    You absolutely should! The Cubs/Sox double feature is on my bucket list,
    and you can't beat either stadium for what it does.


    I gotta feel for the Cubs, though. The post-World Series teardown looks
    painful to go through, even if I might never see it for myself.

    It' s been awhile since I've been to a major league game. I have a cousin th at works at eh Four Winds Field in South Bend (Cubs minor team) and used to drive up[ to Kalamazoo when they had a Frontier League team. Last Major
    League game I went to was a Sox game at Comiskey a long time ago, when Bo Jackson played for the Sox. Price of concessions was high back then, and I'd hate to see what a beer and a hot dog cost now. I think that's why I liked minor league venues.

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Moondog on Sun May 7 12:07:45 2023
    Re: Re: Happy Opening Day!
    By: Moondog to Margaerynne on Sun May 07 2023 08:54 am

    It' s been awhile since I've been to a major league game. I have a cousin th at works at eh Four Winds Field in
    South Bend (Cubs minor team) and used to drive up[ to Kalamazoo when they had a Frontier League team. Last Major
    League game I went to was a Sox game at Comiskey a long time ago, when Bo Jackson played for the Sox. Price of
    concessions was high back then, and I'd hate to see what a beer and a hot dog cost now. I think that's why I liked
    minor league venues.

    Not sure what they were back then, but they're typically not great nowadays. Beers are $8-15, with a simple
    hot dog running $5+.

    It doesn't seem to correlate much with ticket price, either. The Mariners had $5 craft beer carts, though they
    were somewhat rare, while the Reds have extremely pricey concessions. But at least the Reds let you bring a cooler in?

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