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MLB '12: The more things change...

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21 Nov 2012 18:20 #734375 by Renart

Yes, indeed, but those are the best teams. (I'm a total tragic romantic when it comes to the best sports teams to follow. I'm still having trouble adjusting to the Giants' recent successes, grateful as I am for them.)

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21 Nov 2012 18:57 #734389 by Incandenza

I'm surprised he didn't have anything negative to say about their jerseys or the logo. Much like the superiority of the old Brewers logo, I've always thought the Mariners' old logo is better than the S with the compass:

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21 Nov 2012 19:10 #734395 by ursus arctos

I had a similar reaction, especially given his professed love for the old Brewers' uniforms (which are identical in terms of colours and similar in terms of style).

That said, ursus minor actively dislikes the trident logo, so perhaps that view more accurately reflects the fanbase.

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22 Nov 2012 01:16 #734508 by Amor de Cosmos

I'm with Ursus Minor. The old Brewers logo was one of the top five sports logos of the past half century. The Mariners trident OTOH was logo ordinaire.

Seattle must be in the reckoning with Toronto and, maybe Cleveland, in having the most impotent set of sports franchises on the continent. There's really been nothing to cheer about down there since the 'Sonics heyday; bar the Squawks superbowl fart from a few years back.

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22 Nov 2012 07:05 #734517 by danielmak
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29 Nov 2012 04:44 #736590 by jefe

BJ Upton to Atlanta for $75M/5 yrs.

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29 Nov 2012 13:07 #736693 by Flynnie

What, one of the five most important people in the history of American sport dies and he gets nothin'?

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29 Nov 2012 13:45 #736710 by ursus arctos

I've been having difficulty with coming up with something that captures the enormity of Miller's contribution (and distressed by a thread on another board you are familiar with suggesting that he was no big deal).

But yes, Marvin Miller is for me the most significant off-the-field contributor to North American sports of the 20th century. Largely single-handedly, he completed redefined the relationship between owners and players that lies at the heart of professional sport.

RIP

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29 Nov 2012 14:54 #736756 by Renart

How could anybody—love or hate "the mustachioed four-flusher"—think that Marvin Miller was no big deal?

Now fans need a Marvin Miller type to represent them (us), and redefine the relationship between teams and supporters.

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30 Nov 2012 15:46 #737162 by ursus arctos

Derek Jeter ain't looking so good

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30 Nov 2012 15:51 #737164 by Renart

He's been raiding the one-night-stand gift baskets for chocolates.

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30 Nov 2012 21:26 #737270 by Vulgarian Visigoth

Isn't being fat a prerequisite to be a baseball player these days?

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30 Nov 2012 21:30 - 30 Nov 2012 21:30 #737274 by ursus arctos

Not so much for shortstops.

Last Edit: 30 Nov 2012 21:30 by ursus arctos.
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30 Nov 2012 21:32 #737279 by Cal Alamein

Especially 38 year old shortstops...rehabbing a busted ankle.

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30 Nov 2012 21:52 #737292 by Flynnie

To be fair to him I think the ankle is a large part of why he's chubby.

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30 Nov 2012 22:26 #737316 by ursus arctos

Which is why the Yankees' explanation that he isn't able to engage in "weight bearing exercise" is both accurate and hilarious.

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03 Dec 2012 18:12 #738044 by Incandenza

Vin Scully currently in control of the Dodgers' Twitter account. He's a fan of Homeland, apparently.

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03 Dec 2012 19:15 #738074 by Renart

Lots of people on Twitter talking about Homeland. Is it any good?

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