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Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #50: June 02, 2017, 10:40:00 PM »
This stadium is a craphole I don't want to watch for three games.

How can their fans watch this 81 times a year?


The game is taking place between the lines. :smh:

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #51: June 02, 2017, 10:42:04 PM »
I can't remember who played. I think the Red Sox. It was billed as an attempt to show MLB that DC deserved and could support a team IIRC.


I'm pretty sure I remember the cardinals playing in one of those games.


Here's an article about Shirley Povich that mentions the old timer game referenced earlier.

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-washington-post/20121005/283287454868970

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #52: June 02, 2017, 10:42:45 PM »
This stadium is a craphole I don't want to watch for three games.

How can their fans watch this 81 times a year?
Grass is green. Dirt is brown.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #53: June 02, 2017, 10:42:46 PM »
Murph :clap:

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #54: June 02, 2017, 10:42:46 PM »
Murphy may be the best free-agent signing we've ever or will ever have.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #55: June 02, 2017, 10:42:48 PM »
I guess we're back to relying on the long ball

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #56: June 02, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
Where is Billy Burns?

Traded to the Royals. Burns had a bad season last year.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #57: June 02, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
Nice whack Murph!  :ballbat: :clap:

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #58: June 02, 2017, 10:43:28 PM »
MurphDawg.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #60: June 02, 2017, 10:44:24 PM »
Grass is green. Dirt is brown.

Everything about it is dismal

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #61: June 02, 2017, 10:45:51 PM »
Everything about it is dismal
Looks like a very nice field. You must not have been a fan during the AstroTurf days.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #62: June 02, 2017, 10:47:08 PM »
Looks like a very nice field. You must not have been a fan during the AstroTurf days.

Ha I actually used to like to watch the Astros for some strange reason :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #63: June 02, 2017, 10:47:14 PM »
I likey Mikey.
2nd   Taylor homered (5th) to center.   1   0
3rd   Murphy homered (10th) to right center.   2   0

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #64: June 02, 2017, 10:47:50 PM »
Keep it up boys, 9-0 works for me.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #65: June 02, 2017, 10:49:13 PM »
Ha I actually used to like to watch the Astros for some strange reason :lol:
Prolly those awesome unis  :shrug:

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #66: June 02, 2017, 10:49:40 PM »
My man, Daniel Murphy.

Have to laugh at MAT when he hits homers, he really does look embarrassed.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #67: June 02, 2017, 10:49:48 PM »
Wasn't there an old-timers game at RFK back in the day where they didn't reconfigure the football stands?  Seems like the right field fence was at some ridiculously short distance...like maybe 230 feet. 

I think that was the LF fence. When configured for football, the "bouncy" stands would roll out from underneath the 3B-side stands. At some point, probably by the late '70s, the stands were rusted into place. Nobody bothered to un-rust them while baseball was on "the long road-trip".

DC / RFK Stadium was always about 325 or 335 down the LF and RF lines. That was considered a short-porch compared to Griffith Stadium.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #68: June 02, 2017, 10:50:25 PM »
He won't get anywhere near my prediction of 14 K's. :?

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #69: June 02, 2017, 10:52:04 PM »
Does he really look embarrassed - or like a little kid ?

Have to laugh at MAT when he hits homers, he really does look embarrassed.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #70: June 02, 2017, 10:53:03 PM »
Does he really look embarrassed - or like a little kid ?

Maybe that's it. I wouldn't know.

Haven't been allowed within 100 yards of a school for the past 7 years.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #71: June 02, 2017, 10:53:36 PM »
He won't get anywhere near my prediction of 14 K's. :?

With a good roll of the die and a game of Scattergories, he could end up one short.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #72: June 02, 2017, 10:54:25 PM »
I think that was the LF fence. When configured for football, the "bouncy" stands would roll out from underneath the 3B-side stands. At some point, probably by the late '70s, the stands were rusted into place. Nobody bothered to un-rust them while baseball was on "the long road-trip".

DC / RFK Stadium was always about 325 or 335 down the LF and RF lines. That was considered a short-porch compared to Griffith Stadium.

You are correct sir. 200' left field rusted stand fence.

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #73: June 02, 2017, 10:54:54 PM »
That ball was murdered

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Re: Nationals @ Athletics, Game 1
« Reply #74: June 02, 2017, 10:55:10 PM »
FP with the Jinx...