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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #50: August 03, 2012, 09:44:37 AM »
I attribute my attitude to being a life long Bills and Indians fan.

Winning is nice, but without the championship, there's something missing.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #51: August 03, 2012, 09:46:16 AM »
Winning it this year would be big though- teams in this city have a way of squandering their 'something big'

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #52: August 03, 2012, 10:27:01 AM »

Winning is nice, but without the championship, there's something missing.

No question. We all want the ring and that's what you play and root for. But to consider not winning as failure (not saying you do) is crazy. There are too many great moments along the way.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #53: August 03, 2012, 10:28:42 AM »
No question. We all want the ring and that's what you play and root for. But to consider not winning as failure (not saying you do) is crazy. There are too many great moments along the way.

Are the Caps during this era a failure? I think so, but they've had some great moments

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #54: August 03, 2012, 10:34:01 AM »
Are the Caps during this era a failure? I think so, but they've had some great moments

A disappointment, yes. A failure, no. Maybe that's splitting hairs but...

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #55: August 03, 2012, 10:34:50 AM »
A disappointment, yes. A failure, no. Maybe that's splitting hairs but...

I think I'd actually agree, and that's how I'd consider this season if we don't at least make a deep run in the playoffs

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #56: August 03, 2012, 10:42:55 AM »
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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #57: August 03, 2012, 10:46:04 AM »
I think I'd actually agree, and that's how I'd consider this season if we don't at least make a deep run in the playoffs

At this point for me, if we don't make the playoffs it would be a disappointment. And if we're one and done that would be a disappointment too. But if we play well in the division series and lose I would still call it a successful season. Next year the expectations will be much greater though.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #58: August 03, 2012, 10:57:10 AM »
I'm kinda in between Linty and BiL. I'm enjoying the ride of a winning season and being on top of the division this late but at the end of the season there is only one winner and if it's not your team then the season is in a sense a failure.

That doesn't mean that your team is necessarily a disappointment though. Perhaps I should say there are varying degrees of failure. I would consider the Rangers failing to win the WS this season a bigger failure/disappointment then the Nationals not winning the WS.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #59: August 03, 2012, 12:10:56 PM »
I had a great time at last night's game, though keeping pace  :cheers: with obed was challenging. 

However, if we don't win the WS this season, I will have to revise my view downward and consider last night's game a failure. 

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #60: August 03, 2012, 12:13:39 PM »
However, if we don't win the WS this season, I will have to revise my view downward and consider last night's game a failure. 
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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #61: August 03, 2012, 12:24:38 PM »
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Dang it, I want to drink with Obed. The next day it will be like the episode where Doofenshmirtz has a raging hangover.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #62: August 03, 2012, 12:24:53 PM »
A good time was had by all. It was just one of those games you knew we were going to win. :D :w:

I'm always down with grabbing a few beers. Let me know if you make it to town and remind which city your in these days. It is kinda random but I usually end up in Texas a couple times a year. :mg:

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #63: August 03, 2012, 12:29:04 PM »
I'm always down with grabbing a few beers. Let me know if you make it to town and remind which city your in these days. It is kinda random but I usually end up in Texas a couple times a year. :mg:
Random terrible Hill Country burg, but see jobs thread - might be moving to Dallas in a few weeks maybe I hope?

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #64: August 03, 2012, 12:42:22 PM »
Random terrible Hill Country burg, but see jobs thread - might be moving to Dallas in a few weeks maybe I hope?


So you're going to be a Dallas cheerleaders?

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #65: August 03, 2012, 02:27:50 PM »
I mentioned on Twitter/Facebook last night that with the Nats in the pennant race, the Olympics just weren't that interesting.  I got criticized for that by people who don't have a horse in this race.  I'm enjoying this season so much more than anything I've watched in my baseball experience.  A playoff run would only enhance it, but it won't take away how much fun this during the season.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #66: August 03, 2012, 02:39:10 PM »
Dallas is fun. A coworker of mine owns the **** & Bull pub in lakewood, been meaning to stop by sometime.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #67: August 03, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »
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He's going to be an assistant in the wardrobe department. His job will be to measure the cheerleaders for their uniforms.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #68: August 03, 2012, 10:16:28 PM »
Division lead on its way to 2 games.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #69: August 03, 2012, 10:21:33 PM »
Division lead on its way to 2 games.

Back to the edge !    Man the precipice  !

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #70: August 03, 2012, 10:28:16 PM »
I freaking hate the marlins

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #71: August 03, 2012, 11:35:21 PM »
I attribute my attitude to being a life long Bills and Indians fan.

Winning is nice, but without the championship, there's something missing.

I agree 100% with this.  Winning a championship is all that really matters in the grand scheme of things.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #72: August 04, 2012, 09:10:57 AM »
I freaking hate the marlins

 I think OZZIE IS A WACKO JOB! No doubt in my mine he will be gone after this season......Marlins are a very strange team! Why or How in the hell did Austin Kearns end up there! He use to be one of my favorite players -way back in the day he was a National.......And Bonifacio - don't even get me started on that one........ :roll:

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #73: August 04, 2012, 09:16:53 AM »
I think OZZIE IS A WACKO JOB! No doubt in my mine he will be gone after this season......Marlins are a very strange team! Why or How in the hell did Austin Kearns end up there! He use to be one of my favorite players -way back in the day he was a National.......And Bonifacio - don't even get me started on that one........ :roll:

...and pitching coach Randy St Claire...it's a bit of a Nats Alumni Association chapter down there.

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Re: Can we step back from the ledge, please?
« Reply #74: August 04, 2012, 03:32:12 PM »
Tonight it's JZimm vs. Buehrle.  If we lose this one I may gain a (very) slight bit of concern but JZimm is currently the ace and the stopper and I think he gets it done tonight.  Unfortunately the Braves are playing the Astros so they won't be losing any time soon but we shouldn't lose another one this series either.