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  1. Subscriber SmookieP
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    11 May '08 03:57
    Rolling to 6 in a row now. 1.43 ERA last 7 games for the starters... and ug, Dan UGGGGGLA! 5 RBI's tonite alone!!!! Just signed Hanley to 70 Million contract, don't know if that's wise, but....

    11-0 spanking of the Nats!

    who'da thunk it?
  2. Standard member irontigran
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    11 May '08 17:53
    i think in the next 5 years theyll win a world series and best the worst team in the league.. at the same time
  3. Subscriber SmookieP
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    13 May '08 08:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by irontigran
    i think in the next 5 years theyll win a world series and best the worst team in the league.. at the same time
    It's funny, the Marlins have the smallest payroll in the Majors. The next closest is twice!!!!

    They lost tonight, but it does seriously make you think about how much heart goes into Baseball.

    ya gotta love it irontigger.

    BY THE WAY, for all the nay-sayers.. marlins have won 2 world series in the past 12 years.. what do you say to dat cubbie fans?
  4. Standard member neonpeon41
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    19 May '08 02:50
    Originally posted by SmookieP

    BY THE WAY, for all the nay-sayers.. marlins have won 2 world series in the past 12 years.. what do you say to dat cubbie fans?
    While I'm more of a Cub's admirer than fan (I really like Wrigley, a lot!), I think the following sentiment will be shared by all Cub fans:

    Grrrr....Bartman!!!!....Grrr

    I am a Braves fan, and it's incredibly upsetting to win all those divisions knowing another team from the same division won more WS in that stretch.

    Grrrr...

    np
  5. Subscriber SmookieP
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    19 May '08 07:27
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    While I'm more of a Cub's admirer than fan (I really like Wrigley, a lot!), I think the following sentiment will be shared by all Cub fans:

    Grrrr....Bartman!!!!....Grrr

    I am a Braves fan, and it's incredibly upsetting to win all those divisions knowing another team from the same division won more WS in that stretch.

    Grrrr...

    np
    Hi Neon, I have to say growing up that I was a Braves fan. They were the only team close to Florida in the 70's. Dale Murphy, and Horner, the way he would turn on a curve ball!

    But I've warmed up to the Marlins over the years. I didn't bite off until they beat the Yankers in '03.
  6. Standard member neonpeon41
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    20 May '08 03:17
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    Hi Neon, I have to say growing up that I was a Braves fan. They were the only team close to Florida in the 70's. Dale Murphy, and Horner, the way he would turn on a curve ball!

    But I've warmed up to the Marlins over the years. I didn't bite off until they beat the Yankers in '03.
    70's Braves is a bit before my time. I really didn't get into watching baseball until the late 80's (My first game watched was game 6 '86 WS. Bill Buckner, what a crazy guy...)and the three teams I followed closely were the Braves, Cubs, and Mets (thanks to TBS, WGN, and WOR.) I grew up in Iowa so I felt no geographic loyalty. Then the greatest WS ever was played ('91) and as most of my family, friends and community were Twins fans, I had to go against everyone and root for the Braves and I've followed them ever since. Since '91, however, the next two greatest WS has to be '97 and '03, both of which were won by the Marlins. '01 was pretty exciting as well and of course there's the '95 with the Braves over Indians. It's always nice to see the NL win.

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  7. Standard member neonpeon41
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    20 May '08 03:21
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    11-0 spanking of the Nats!

    who'da thunk it?
    This IS the team formerly known as the Expos. Okay, I know it's been a couple of seasons, but still, this is a franchise that has finished I think once over .500 in the past 25 years (a strike shortened season, too.) I wouldn't be surprised if even the Royals beat them 11-0.

    np
  8. Standard member irontigran
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    20 May '08 03:30
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    70's Braves is a bit before my time. I really didn't get into watching baseball until the late 80's (My first game watched was game 6 '86 WS. Bill Buckner, what a crazy guy...)and the three teams I followed closely were the Braves, Cubs, and Mets (thanks to TBS, WGN, and WOR.) I grew up in Iowa so I felt no geographic loyalty. Then the greatest WS eve ...[text shortened]... 's the '95 with the Braves over Indians. It's always nice to see the NL win.

    np
    i think the 01 series was WAY better than the other 3 listed.. i mean that game winning hit over jeter seemed to say in the air for an eternity..

    and i think the nats also went 83-79 or so a few years ago..
  9. Subscriber SmookieP
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    20 May '08 04:11
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    This IS the team formerly known as the Expos. Okay, I know it's been a couple of seasons, but still, this is a franchise that has finished I think once over .500 in the past 25 years (a strike shortened season, too.) I wouldn't be surprised if even the Royals beat them 11-0.

    np
    The Royals so far are not a bad team.. close to .500 now. Not much offense, but they're pitchers especially the bullpen show lots of promise. I got to see them here in Fla over the weekend. Nats aren't the worst team either, I can name at least 4 that are much worse.

    I agree with you iron about the '01 series being good with the Yanks. I'm a little biased with the Marleens though..
  10. Standard member neonpeon41
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    21 May '08 02:31
    Originally posted by irontigran
    i think the 01 series was WAY better than the other 3 listed.. i mean that game winning hit over jeter seemed to say in the air for an eternity..

    and i think the nats also went 83-79 or so a few years ago..
    I would still have to put '91 over '01. Five one-run games, two going into extra innings with a 10-inning complete game shut-out to end it. And I wasn't even happy with the outcome and I think it's the greatest I have seen.

    But I didn't watch much of the '01, either. I did at least listen to it on the radio. It was still an exciting series.

    np
  11. 21 May '08 13:26
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    who'da thunk it?
    Not me. I thought they'd be cellar-dwellers for sure. I also didn't expect San Diego to be the worst team in the NL.
  12. Subscriber SmookieP
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    22 May '08 05:40
    And the D'backs go down, once again to the Marlins.
  13. Subscriber SmookieP
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    23 May '08 02:06
    I MUST mention it all the naysayers.. Marlins swept the D'backs, who had the best record in baseball coming into Florida.. They scored 3 runs all series!

    Anyone starting to notice?
  14. Standard member PocketKings
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    23 May '08 02:54
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    I MUST mention it all the naysayers.. Marlins swept the D'backs, who had the best record in baseball coming into Florida.. They scored 3 runs all series!

    Anyone starting to notice?
    great start. I don't think it will last. sorry, just my opinion. I predict they wont even be within 10 games of the NL east.
  15. Subscriber SmookieP
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    23 May '08 02:57
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    great start. I don't think it will last. sorry, just my opinion. I predict they wont even be within 10 games of the NL east.
    Don't be sorry, you're probably right. They have basically the same players as last year, except for LOSING Cabrera and Willis. On paper, they should stink, and 162 games should bring that out.

    But you must be impressed with what's happened so far!