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BehindSteelCurtain
04-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Me being a Pittsburgh fan, my MLB team is unfortunately the Pirates.:rofl:

xfl2001fan
04-19-2009, 06:59 AM
As with all other sports teams, I'm a Cleveland Fan first. So, I roll with the Indians.

silver & black
04-19-2009, 10:42 AM
As with all other sports teams, I'm a Cleveland Fan first. So, I roll with the Indians.

The only "local" team I don't/haven't/never will support, is the Browns. Everything else, I support Cleveland, so... GO TRIBE! :tt03:

SteelersMongol
04-19-2009, 11:05 AM
I think baseball is 1 of the most boring sports ever, & I've never watched a game. But when it comes 2 choosing 1 2 root 4, there is no doubt it would B the Pirates. It's kinda funny, because just a week ago, I ran into a place where they were selling bunch of caps & there was a Pittsburgh Pirates cap, & I didn't even hesitate 4 a moment about whether should I buy it or not, even though it did cost all the money I had at a moment.

SteelCityMan786
04-19-2009, 11:11 AM
As tough as times are. Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fordy
04-19-2009, 11:18 AM
I like The Mets, Pirates, and Rays..Not really a diehard of any..

Preacher
04-19-2009, 11:24 AM
Seattle Mariners.

May the boo's begin!

Galax Steeler
04-19-2009, 12:35 PM
I have got to say I love my Phillies.

SteelersinCA
04-19-2009, 01:35 PM
I root for the Padres, who are on an uncharacteristic roll as of late!!!!

SteelCurtain7
04-19-2009, 01:59 PM
St. Louis Cardinals FTW!!!!!!!!! :tt:

hindes204
04-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Born and raised in Da Burgh...Die hard Pittsburgh Pirates fan...they havent had a winning season since i was about 12, but i will never give up hope

tony hipchest
04-19-2009, 06:28 PM
have been, and will always be an exclusive pirates fan.

Seattle Mariners.

May the boo's begin!

i really liked watching them back in the day of the big unit, griffey jr. and a young a-rod. while i would root for anyone against the yankees, i especially liked the mariners. (typically i dont like or root for any AL team.)

always liked the scmidt/rose/hernandez phillies way back in the day, and the cardinals. and today while the pirates are sucking i generally pull for the cubbies.

i didnt get the divisional or league rivalries when i was young and really into baseball. i just liked alot of teams and players for their merit and accomplishments alone (secondary to the pirates of course). i used to love baseball as much as football as a kid, then i hit puberty and realized nothing matches football.

HometownGal
04-19-2009, 06:44 PM
Of course the Pittsburgh Pirates! :cheer:

KeiselPower99
04-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Indians

Carolina Steelers
04-19-2009, 09:25 PM
I root for the Padres, who are on an uncharacteristic roll as of late!!!!

Are u kidding me another Padres fan but I see you live in CA. I been a fan of the Pads since the mid 80's. I used to live in Oceanside many yrs ago. Bullpen let one get away today but they are still 9-4 very surprised!!:drink:

SteelersinCA
04-20-2009, 09:52 AM
Are u kidding me another Padres fan but I see you live in CA. I been a fan of the Pads since the mid 80's. I used to live in Oceanside many yrs ago. Bullpen let one get away today but they are still 9-4 very surprised!!:drink:

Yeah there aren't many of us out there! Although I will go to more games this year because management knew they were going to suck and have a 5 for $5 and 5 for $10 deal; hot dog, cookie, popcorn, peanuts, and a drink for $5-10. $5 for soft drink, $10 for beer. That should make anyone a fan of the Pads!!!

vasteeler
04-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Phillies:couch:

lilyoder6
04-20-2009, 10:50 AM
i rly don't have a fav mlb team...

but playing mlb the show games.. i usally tend to lean being the mets... david wright is my fav player.. he just straight balls on evryone..

steelreserve
04-20-2009, 11:21 AM
Oakland A's ... at least until their asshole owner moves the team away.

Who knows, maybe he'll have a stroke first. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

Dino 6 Rings
04-20-2009, 11:28 AM
I don't really watch baseball, but I have soft spot for the really bad teams.

Guess I'm a Pirates fan, since they seem to stink.

Oh I like the Brewers because they are called "the Brewers" and that's cool. Real Cool.

SteelMember
04-20-2009, 11:29 AM
Atlanta Braves

I still like the bucs, but have grown to like the Braves since moving here ('84).

I am definatly a NL fan. I don't care for the DH one bit. I think it takes way to much out of the game for my taste.

Borski
04-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Diehard Pirates fan.




Atlanta Braves

I still like the bucs, but have grown to like the Braves since moving here ('84).

I am definatly a NL fan. I don't care for the DH one bit. I think it takes way to much out of the game for my taste.

Agree 100%
:drink:

kmsteelerwr15
04-20-2009, 02:00 PM
well since i grew up in Philly and my family wasnt really into baseball anymore i grew up watching the Phillies and fell in love with them...RIP Harry Kalas

SteelersinCA
04-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Diehard Pirates fan.






Agree 100%
:drink:

Chics dig the long ball though, just saying.

Muppet13
04-20-2009, 02:11 PM
:couch:Cincinnati Reds

rbryan
04-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Born & raised in the western PA so I have no choice........ Pirates.....until the end of May when they're all but mathimatically eliminated.

After that I tell everyone I don't watch baseball anymore.....bitch and moan about how MLB sux due to no salary cap......lol

I'm still waiting for Terry Francona to come home and turn things around (Or Mark Cuban to buy the team and dump a gazillion $ into a whole new lineup)

DoubleSh0t
04-20-2009, 07:11 PM
Glad to see some fellow Phillies fans here!

ohiosteelerfan20
04-20-2009, 09:08 PM
LA Dodgers. Grew up in SoCal.

tony hipchest
04-20-2009, 09:40 PM
Born & raised in the western PA so I have no choice........ Pirates.....until the end of May when they're all but mathimatically eliminated.

After that I tell everyone I don't watch baseball anymore.....bitch and moan about how MLB sux due to no salary cap......lol

I'm still waiting for Terry Francona to come home and turn things around (Or Mark Cuban to buy the team and dump a gazillion $ into a whole new lineup)hey, it took 12 games into the season this year until we were no longer above .500.

were making progress! :thumbsup:

Preacher
04-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Atlanta Braves

I still like the bucs, but have grown to like the Braves since moving here ('84).

I am definatly a NL fan. I don't care for the DH one bit. I think it takes way to much out of the game for my taste.

See, I am just the opposite. For me, the DH adds to the game, it takes out as close to a sure out as possible in the Major leagues.

The pitcher doesn't have the opportunity to walk a guy to get to the pitcher, and possibly chase him out of the game for a hitter (and thus, end his night, especially if he is pitching good). The guy on the mound has to face a hitter.

I like that aspect a lot more.

SteelMember
04-21-2009, 01:46 PM
See, I am just the opposite. For me, the DH adds to the game, it takes out as close to a sure out as possible in the Major leagues.

The pitcher doesn't have the opportunity to walk a guy to get to the pitcher, and possibly chase him out of the game for a hitter (and thus, end his night, especially if he is pitching good). The guy on the mound has to face a hitter.

I like that aspect a lot more.

I get all that, really, but real "purist" baseball says all 9 men bat. You can look at history and see pitchers weren't always easy outs. Actually, the pitchers back then were probably the best athletes on the team.

I just think there is much more decision making for a manager in a game in the NL. Offensively and defensively. Hit and run, Straight steal, bunt, Intentional walk. :noidea:

I will say that pitchers today are way to specialized, and imo have taken away from the game a little. There are current players (middle relievers) that only pitch one, or part of an inning maybe once or twice a week. Sometimes not on back to back nights. WTH is with that. They get paid like everyday players too.

Even little league says that a player has to play the field and bat.

DH's have extended their careers and padded their stats long after they should have retired. I don't think baseball, or it's records should be watered down like that.

Just my 2 cents.

SteelMember
04-21-2009, 01:57 PM
Chics dig the long ball though, just saying.

Sorry, but stats the don't reflect that great of difference in HR's in the AL directly related to the DH. Steroids, yes, but not the DH. :chuckle:
Actually since 1998, the NL has more.
Everyone likes the longball.

Starting in 1993, the home run totals hit in the past 15 years for the AL, NL and MLB are:

(AL total, NL total, MLB total)

1993: 2074, 1956, 4030
1994: 1774, 1532, 3306*
1995: 2164, 1917, 4081
1996: 2742, 2220, 4962
1997: 2477, 2163, 4640
1998: 2499, 2565, 5064
1999: 2635, 2893, 5528
2000: 2688, 3005, 5693
2001: 2506, 2952, 5458
2002: 2464, 2595, 5059
2003: 2499, 2708, 5207
2004: 2605, 2846, 5451
2005: 2437, 2580, 5017
2006: 2546, 2840, 5386
2007: 2252, 2705, 4957

That means over the past 15 years, the AL has hit 36362 home runs, or about 2424 home runs a year. The NL has hit 37477 home runs, or about 2499 home runs a year. Overall, there have been 73839 home runs hit in the big leagues over the past 15 seasons, for about 4923 a year.


*1994 was a strike-shortened season

rbryan
04-21-2009, 02:41 PM
hey, it took 12 games into the season this year until we were no longer above .500.

were making progress! :thumbsup:

Back over .500 !!! I'm a glutton for punishment, so I've been watching.......don't tell anyone.

When was the last time the Pirates were on ESPN? I know its was only because the Yankees were rained out, not to mention just about every other game, but they looked pretty good last night.

pittsburghp8baller
04-21-2009, 02:41 PM
hey, it took 12 games into the season this year until we were no longer above .500.

were making progress! :thumbsup:

now there are right back over .500

i think this year this team could push 80 wins this year. i think anywhere in between 75-78 wins and if the back end of our rotation can steal some wins, we could get to 80.

i kno that even at 80 it isnt a winning record but it shows how far we really have come. i think we are still another top of the rotation guy away from truly competing.

the only position we have depth is at first base and catcher (other than Ryan Doumit)

pittsburghp8baller
04-21-2009, 02:45 PM
Back over .500 !!! I'm a glutton for punishment, so I've been watching.......don't tell anyone.

When was the last time the Pirates were on ESPN? I know its was only because the Yankees were rained out, not to mention just about every other game, but they looked pretty good last night.

its been a while, i know they did show some spring training pirates game when they played the red sox.

how much you wanna bet the only reason they stopped showing it because the pirates were actually WINNING!

maybe now there start showing a game here and there

SteelersinCA
04-21-2009, 03:03 PM
Sorry, but stats the don't reflect that great of difference in HR's in the AL directly related to the DH. Steroids, yes, but not the DH. :chuckle:
Actually since 1998, the NL has more.
Everyone likes the longball.

Starting in 1993, the home run totals hit in the past 15 years for the AL, NL and MLB are:

(AL total, NL total, MLB total)

1993: 2074, 1956, 4030
1994: 1774, 1532, 3306*
1995: 2164, 1917, 4081
1996: 2742, 2220, 4962
1997: 2477, 2163, 4640
1998: 2499, 2565, 5064
1999: 2635, 2893, 5528
2000: 2688, 3005, 5693
2001: 2506, 2952, 5458
2002: 2464, 2595, 5059
2003: 2499, 2708, 5207
2004: 2605, 2846, 5451
2005: 2437, 2580, 5017
2006: 2546, 2840, 5386
2007: 2252, 2705, 4957

That means over the past 15 years, the AL has hit 36362 home runs, or about 2424 home runs a year. The NL has hit 37477 home runs, or about 2499 home runs a year. Overall, there have been 73839 home runs hit in the big leagues over the past 15 seasons, for about 4923 a year.


*1994 was a strike-shortened season

I wouldn't expect 1 player to make a giant difference in stats. Plus it's difficult to say how much of an impact steroids had on HRs, but McGwire, Sosa and Bonds all played in the NL and Clemens pitched in the AL, that would swings some HRs the AL way.