• Ohtani

    From Digital Man@VERT to All on Thu Dec 21 13:49:31 2023
    I'm not surprised at all that he didn't re-sign with the Angels, but I'm still disappointed. My silver linings are:
    - he'll be playing not too far down the freeway (haven't been to Dodger stadium in ages, but now I have a good excuse to go again)
    - the Dodgers and Angels always play each other during pre-season and interleague
    - he didn't goto another AL (or AL west) team!
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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANTIR to Digital Man on Fri Dec 29 21:48:10 2023
    Re: Ohtani
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Dec 21 2023 01:49 pm

    I'm not surprised at all that he didn't re-sign with the Angels, but I'm still disappointed. My silver linings are:
    - he'll be playing not too far down the freeway (haven't been to Dodger stadium in ages, but now I have a good
    excuse to go again)
    - the Dodgers and Angels always play each other during pre-season and interleague

    Usually I'd poke some fun at Angels fans, but it's incredible they got him in the first place (and at such a deal).

    It does hurt to see several years of Ohtani and Trout lead to this, but y'all got him at a special time.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Margaerynne on Fri Dec 29 20:54:04 2023
    Re: Ohtani
    By: Margaerynne to Digital Man on Fri Dec 29 2023 09:48 pm

    Re: Ohtani
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Dec 21 2023 01:49 pm

    I'm not surprised at all that he didn't re-sign with the Angels, but I'm still disappointed. My silver linings are:
    - he'll be playing not too far down the freeway (haven't been to Dodger stadium in ages, but now I have a good
    excuse to go again)
    - the Dodgers and Angels always play each other during pre-season and interleague

    Usually I'd poke some fun at Angels fans, but it's incredible they got him in the first place (and at such a deal).

    It does hurt to see several years of Ohtani and Trout lead to this, but y'all got him at a special time.

    Yup. :-(
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Digital Man on Sat Dec 30 08:08:00 2023
    Digital Man wrote to Margaerynne <=-

    Re: Ohtani
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Dec 21 2023 01:49 pm

    I'm not surprised at all that he didn't re-sign with the Angels, but I'm still disappointed. My silver linings are:
    - he'll be playing not too far down the freeway (haven't been to Dodger stadium in ages, but now I have a good
    excuse to go again)
    - the Dodgers and Angels always play each other during pre-season and interleague

    Usually I'd poke some fun at Angels fans, but it's incredible they got him in the first place (and at such a deal).

    It does hurt to see several years of Ohtani and Trout lead to this, but y'all got him at a special time.

    Yup. :-(

    You can't really blame the dude, though. He toiled for years, with
    Trout, and they never got anywhere. Proof that it takes an entire team
    to be successful, I guess.

    He wants to win some championships, and that wasn't going to happen with
    the Angels. Now he has a chance to do that, and get paid for it.
    Honestly I have to applaud him for staying as long as he did. It won't surprise me a bit to see Trout leave in the next year or two, or even
    retire due to ongoing injuries.

    I know the pain, as a lifelong Red Sox fan... :-(

    Baseball is really just a business, after all.



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Gamgee on Sat Dec 30 15:26:47 2023
    Re: Re: Ohtani
    By: Gamgee to Digital Man on Sat Dec 30 2023 08:08 am

    Digital Man wrote to Margaerynne <=-

    Re: Ohtani
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Dec 21 2023 01:49 pm

    I'm not surprised at all that he didn't re-sign with the Angels, but I'm still disappointed. My silver linings are:
    - he'll be playing not too far down the freeway (haven't been to Dodger stadium in ages, but now I have a good
    excuse to go again)
    - the Dodgers and Angels always play each other during pre-season and interleague

    Usually I'd poke some fun at Angels fans, but it's incredible they got him in the first place (and at such a deal).

    It does hurt to see several years of Ohtani and Trout lead to this, but y'all got him at a special time.

    Yup. :-(

    You can't really blame the dude, though. He toiled for years, with
    Trout, and they never got anywhere. Proof that it takes an entire team
    to be successful, I guess.

    He wants to win some championships, and that wasn't going to happen with
    the Angels. Now he has a chance to do that, and get paid for it.
    Honestly I have to applaud him for staying as long as he did. It won't surprise me a bit to see Trout leave in the next year or two, or even
    retire due to ongoing injuries.

    I know the pain, as a lifelong Red Sox fan... :-(

    Baseball is really just a business, after all.

    No, I know, I don't blame him at all. I was grateful to be able to watch him so much, playing for my favorite team. But I do have to disagree with you there on championships: nobody knows in advance who's going to win from one year to the next. Nobody predicted the 2002 Angels. :-)
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Digital Man on Sun Dec 31 07:51:00 2023
    Digital Man wrote to Gamgee <=-

    You can't really blame the dude, though. He toiled for years, with
    Trout, and they never got anywhere. Proof that it takes an entire team
    to be successful, I guess.

    He wants to win some championships, and that wasn't going to happen with
    the Angels. Now he has a chance to do that, and get paid for it.
    Honestly I have to applaud him for staying as long as he did. It won't surprise me a bit to see Trout leave in the next year or two, or even
    retire due to ongoing injuries.

    I know the pain, as a lifelong Red Sox fan... :-(

    Baseball is really just a business, after all.

    No, I know, I don't blame him at all. I was grateful to be able
    to watch him so much, playing for my favorite team. But I do have
    to disagree with you there on championships: nobody knows in
    advance who's going to win from one year to the next. Nobody
    predicted the 2002 Angels. :-)

    Certainly true. Same as this past year... pretty sure not too many
    picked the Rangers to win it all.

    But, with the Dodgers (vs the Angels), I think his odds have improved.
    I'd sure like to see him play in person, as I think he's a once-in-multiple-generations talent. Hope he can pitch again.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Gamgee on Sun Dec 31 21:08:50 2023
    Re: Re: Ohtani
    By: Gamgee to Digital Man on Sun Dec 31 2023 07:51 am

    But, with the Dodgers (vs the Angels), I think his odds have improved.
    I'd sure like to see him play in person, as I think he's a once-in-multiple-generations talent. Hope he can pitch again.

    Definitely. Agreed.
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