2019 MLB Season

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  1. Shadowlight

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    Carolina the media keeps pushing Carolina and Portland as the two front runners for MLB expansion. They want to add two more teams which makes little sense given the dour situations for the Florida teams. If it isn't Charlotte could it be the Raleigh/Durham area? Sounds like they would have to build a brand new ballpark in Charlotte. Right there is no way they could retrofit a minor league stadium into a modern MLB ball park. These new baseball ball parks are incredible with all the bells and whistles. They are superior to the old ballparks in terms of sight lines, comfort etc. And they cost a fortune. Based on what you are saying it sure doesn't sound like Charlotte is anywhere near of getting an MLB franchise.

    People in Hartford are still pissed off about the Carolina Hurricanes who originally were the Hartford Whalers. I don't think they are allowed to play the Whalers fight song though which is one of the killer team songs of all time.

    And for our sake lets hope Mike Trout overcomes his listless lineup and finds a way to hit big.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  2. Carolina Speed

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    Today so far.
    Goldschmidt, 4th HR
    Yelich, 4th HR
    Trea Turner, 2 HR's, 4 RBI, and 4th SB
    Eaton 3-5
    Schwarber, 2nd HR.....
     
  3. Liverlips

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    Saw the Nats for the first time this year. They seem very white, which has been the trend the past few years. Will do a writeup once I see them a few more times.
     
  4. Truthteller

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    Believe it or not, MLB is reportedly really high on bringing Montreal back, providing they build a brand-new, state-of-the-art Stadium. I think it could happen, but expansion does not seem imminent. Montreal desperately wants to be in the A.L. East with Toronto, the New York Yankees and Boston. All three would spike the Expos 2.0 attendance, for obvious reasons, so my guess is they'd love to snag the Tampa Bay Rays and relocate them. Good luck with that, only one MLB team (Expos) has moved since 1972! Mexico has been hyped by MLB, but I don't think it's possible, even though your average, idiot DWF's thinks it's a "great idea".

    As far as Mexico City is concerned, how does MLB overcome the seemingly insurmountable Exchange Rate issues? Montreal Expos, Vancouver Grizzlies, Winnepeg Jets 1.0 and the Quebec Nordiques all moved to the U.S. and exchange rates were largely blamed. The U.S. dollar is usually much more in line with the Canadian dollar (1.33 today) than the Mexican Peso (19.35 today). This means Canadian teams in sports have to pay $1.33 to players to match $1.00 U.S. dollar, which does cause financial hardship.....Mexican teams would have to pay over 19 peso's to match $1.00 U.S. dollar. I believe, despite Rob Manfred's bullspit, this makes Mexican expansion nearly impossible. There are also other issues with Mexico: Astronomical crime rates/kidnappings of the wealthy, rampant poverty, bad water, thin air that will make Coors Field look like a pitchers paradise and other factors, such as how much of a negative effect would MLB expansion have on the current 16 team Mexican League?

    P.S: Shadowlight, the only reason the New York Mets and Houston Astros currently exist is because William Shea (Shea Stadium fame) wanted to form a new league in the early 1960's to compete with MLB's "original 16". League never came to fruition, but 7 of the proposed cities would join MLB by 1993. Only city to never make it is Buffalo. Not a well-known fact, but it is true*. I don't think Buffalo has ever been seriously considered by MLB and for good reason.

    * http://www.buffalohead.org/continental.htm
    As CF's self-anointed resident "hockey expert" (LOL ), I can tell you the NHL team in Raleigh has a new owner ( AAF's top investor) and he has fully embraced the clubs "Whaler-roots", since he took control from the odious and creepy Peter Karmanos last fall. Twice this season the usually red-clad team has worn old-school, original road green (circa 1979-1992?) Hartford Whalers uniforms. Both games were against ex-Adams division rival Boston Bruins. One game in Raleigh; one in Boston. The iconic "Brass-Bonanza" was played after goals in Raleigh**. Whalers merchandising is, by far, #1 in the NHL for non-current (defunct) NHL teams. Realizing that, commissioner Bettman might've nudged their new owner to dress his team in Whalers green in order to increase sales even more?

    ** https://www.nhl.com/video/recap-bos-3-car-5/t-277350912/c-64267003
     
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  5. Carolina Speed

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    Harper another moon shot! He's had a big night in Philadelphia! HR, D, 2 walks. I'm so glad he's getting off to a good start.
    Arrieta pitching well also.
     
  6. Freethinker

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    The NY Yankees have been decimated with injuries, all of them to non-White players. The result is they are starting a lineup tonight that is 7 out of 9 White!

    CF Brett Gardner, 1B Luke Voit, 3B DJ LeMahieu, LF Mike Tauchman, DH Clint Frazier, 2B Tyler Wade, C Austin Romine.

    I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts.
     
  7. Shadowlight

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    Bryce Harper went 3-5 with a HR in his return to DC last night.

    But bad news in that game. Speedster Trea Turner, one of the most important caste busters in all of sports, broke his index finger while trying to bunt. The only positive is at least it wasn't a leg injury but he will be out for a while. Not sure how long though.

    Mike Trout was intentionally drilled in the hand two nights ago too but shook it off. I don't think Mike Trout will see a fast ball strike for the entire year. You can't hit home runs with balls off the plate.
     
  8. Carolina Speed

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    Right Shadowlight. He was hit by Felix Hernandez, whom Trout has owned over the years. Has hit several HR's on Hernandez. Doesn't surprise me. Trout was hit earlier in the second or third game also. Has been hit twice already! Home opener tomorrow for the Angels. I look for Trout to do some damage this weekend.
     
  9. Liverlips

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    Anyone see the Dodgers v. Giants game last night? Dodgers were all white at least for the first few innings that I watched. **** Hernandez is a white Hispanic (not white-ish). The Giants were also very white with maybe one Hispanic (Parra) who could also be Italian. Am paying more attention to MLB for the fist time in about 30 years. Very white-friendly league so far this year.
     
  10. Freethinker

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    Indeed. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the official 2019 Caste Football “Team to Root for”.

    Out of their position players, even the bench guys are almost all White. They include super utility guy Chris Taylor, 1B / 3B David Freese and 4th outfielder Alex Verdugo. Verdugo looks entirely White, but since he hails from Tucson, Arizona, it’s possible he could be a “White hispanic”. The only non-White Dodger out of the position players is light skinned mulatto Russell Martin, who serves as the backup catcher.

    This got me thinking, who’s the GM of this wonderful roster? Could he secretly be /ourguy/? Well it turns out the guy in charge for the last 4 years, when most of the roster has been constructed, is a Paki by way of Canadastan named Farhan Zaidi. In an interesting twist, this offseason the Paki bolted to the Giants. Now team president (((Andrew Friedman))) has elected to move forward without a GM for the time being. Strange.
     
  11. FootballDad

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    It’s very satisfying to see the Dodgers roster makeup. I’ve been a Dodgers fan since I was a kid, and there have been some pretty dark years. Go Dodgers!
     
  12. Liverlips

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    Haha - nice when your team from when you were a normie is the one you can still cheer for as they are fair to whites. I grew up a Patriots fan in football so have enjoyed the 17 year dynasty. Would not still cheer for a nearly all-black team like the Raiders or Jets if they were my team growing up. I was a Red Sox fan as well, so enjoyed the mostly white World Series teams (save for the last one). Am into baseball again for the first time in 30 years thanks to it seemingly being very white again (though I have not seen all the teams like the White Sox, Marlins and Tigers, who likely suck in terms of playing whitey).
     
  13. Truthteller

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    Props to Freethinker. I assumed Verdugo was your standard white kid of Southern European decent. Actually, he's the son of a typical Mexican looking man (shorter, dark skinned, heavy set) and a lily white woman. Obviously, like Derek Jeter, he looks 100% like his maternal side. In Jeter's case, his old man was so dark black, he had your stereotypical Kalergi look. In Verdugo's case, he looks like a white man that recently arrived from the U.K. Tony Romo and Evan Longoria have similar backgrounds, but Verdugo is whiter looking than both. Alex's sister, conversely, looks like she illegally crossed the border, via Guatemala or El Salvador.

    http://allsportstucson.com/2017/07/...d-him-into-top-baseball-prospect-he-is-today/

    I don't have much problem rooting for Verdugo, although he does come off a bit whiggerish. He actually speaks Spanish and even represented Mexico in baseball tournaments, so if our Kosher chums and their retarded Shabbos Goy (i.e. Keith Olbermann types) come after the Dodgers with long knives drawn for being too white, they can say they have three "Hispanics" in their lineup as well as a very special outfielder?

    Verdugo is one Hispanic. Obviously Enrique (Kiki) Hernandez is a white man from Puerto Rico. Finally, if they count Verdugo as Hispanic, then Austin Barnes should be in the same boat, as he's the nephew of long time (lighter skinned) Mexican American player (Yankees & A's) and coach Mike Gallego. Gallego's Mexican sister married a blue-eyed white man I assume?

    Let's not forget about very special outfielder Joc Pederson, who's the son of a goy that played a couple games for the Dodgers (mid 1980's?) and a Jewish woman. He identifies as Jewish and also has represented Newt Gringrich, Sean Hannity, Mike Pence, Tony Scaramucci, Dick Cheney, the entire Bush family, Grandma Dana Perrino, Bill O'Reilly, Ted Cruz, Jeanine Pirro and Mike Huckabee's favorite nation-state in the WBC: Israel. Considering the Dodgers have the top player from "Team Israel", my guess is it could be considered a "hate-crime" if someone like Olberdork ever took them to task for lacking diversity!

    And let's not forget the half black/half Japanese skipper leading the way, Dave Roberts. So there you have it. Proof that the Dodgers have a very "diverse" lineup! Case closed! Olbermann just needs to shut up and play with his prized baseball card collection.


    P.S.: Give Dave Roberts and the Dodgers credit for not wanting Yasiel Puig and Manny Machado on the team. Puig seemed like a decent teammate, but he had a strange personality and was very inconsistent on the field. Machado is good, but a total hype-job. If you look, his stats the last two years were not much better than Scooter Gennett, but the media froth's at the mouth for him. More important, he's a terrible teammate. Would not even run out fly-balls or ground balls in key spots during the World Series. Then brags he's not a "hustler", instead of apologizing? What sane GM would throw big money his way?
     
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  14. Shadowlight

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    When ever I predict good things for players like Trout the opposite occurs and the player usually dovetails into a long slump! Maybe Carolina is a good luck charm. Mike clobbered 5 home runs in their opening home stand against Texas. I figured I had plenty of time to dump my garbage on Saturday and get back for Trout's at bat because if the Angels are on TV I always tune in to watch Trout bat, but when I came back there was all sorts of commotion. Trout smacked a grand slam. I was happy he hit it but I missed it. Ha. Watched it on replay a few times though. Anyway it was a deep shot to left and you could tell the second his bat touched the ball it was an absolute rocket shot. Got the fat part of the bat on it. What a glorious site.

    Still he has to deal with that desert line up. Brutal. He gets walked every other at bat it seems.
     
  15. Carolina Speed

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    LA Dodgers' 23 year old 1B/OF Cody Bellinger is off to a phenomenal start! Leading the league in HR's, 10, Runs, 24, Hits 32, BA. .432, OBP. 512, SLG. 912. OPS. 1.431 and TB 68!
    There's a long way to go, but if he keeps this up, he could become the new WAR king, 2.2 already and ahead of Mike Trout, 2.0.
    Speaking of Trout, He was off to another record setting start, until a groin injury sidelined him for 3-4 games. He's back, but not quite to his usual self. I look for him to get back to normal this weekend.
    Trout is leading the league in BB, 17, OPB. .571, OPS. 1.352, OPS. 273 and has already been hit by pitches 4 times this year, which of course leads the league. At the current rate, he'll be hit a record 40 times this season.
    Seems suspicious? Barry Bonds was hit 106 times in his career, 22 years. Trout has already been hit 69 times in what amounts to about 7 years. Trout has already been hit at least 10 times in a season 4 times. Five if you count this season, which looks very certain. While Bonds was hit only 10 times twice in his entire career!
     
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  16. Shadowlight

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    Bellinger is a wiry lithe great all around athlete in the Shawn Green mode. The question on him has been his contact rate but so far this season he has been on cue.

    These two players are forever linked but both OFs Clint Frazier ( Yankees) and Austin Meadows (Tampa Bay) are off to nice starts.
     

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