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pdimas
04-08-2008, 05:16 PM
Royals just went up 5 - 2 on a Ross Gload single up the middle. Good to see Ross doing well.

Dan Mega
04-08-2008, 05:26 PM
KC could be in sole possession of 1st place if they win!

pdimas
04-08-2008, 05:29 PM
KC could be in sole possession of 1st place if they win!

They would be at 5 - 2 just like us.

Hokiesox
04-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Not that it matters, being April 8, but they would be TIED with our beloved Sox if they win.

turners56
04-08-2008, 06:30 PM
They won, Hughes was out of there by the 4th.

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 06:43 PM
They won, Hughes was out of there by the 4th.
That's one thing that the Yanks will have to battle through this year. The young starting pitchers they have (Hughes and Kennedy) will have their ups and downs and that could hurt them in the long run

turners56
04-08-2008, 06:50 PM
That's one thing that the Yanks will have to battle through this year. The young starting pitchers they have (Hughes and Kennedy) will have their ups and downs and that could hurt them in the long run

He also threw 87 pitches, 40 for balls. Control problems, something every young guy deals with.

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 06:51 PM
He also threw 87 pitches, 40 for balls. Control problems, something every young guy deals with.
Yep, I don't see the Yanks making the playoffs this year, unless if they pick up another solid starter.

btrain929
04-08-2008, 07:00 PM
Yep, I don't see the Yanks making the playoffs this year, unless if they pick up another solid starter.

Yanks: Young starters and old offense = no playoffs.
Mariners: Inconsistent offense + slow start = no playoffs hopefully.
Detroit: 0-7 plus injuries plus their bullpen = no playoffs hopefully.

Wild card anyone?? :)

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 07:02 PM
Yanks: Young starters and old offense = no playoffs.
Mariners: Inconsistent offense + slow start = no playoffs hopefully.
Detroit: 0-7 plus injuries plus their bullpen = no playoffs hopefully.

Wild card anyone?? :)
that works, but I would rather have the division and have Baltimore be the wildcard and we face Baltimore in the ALDS and then face the Rangers after they beat Tampa in the other ALDS then face the Giants in the World series and sweep them:redneck.......I got the whole season planned out already:smile:

ksimpson14
04-08-2008, 07:05 PM
Rough day for Mets fans, blow a game to the Phillies, and then see Brian Bannister with another good outing

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 07:07 PM
Rough day for Mets fans, blow a game to the Phillies, and then see Brian Bannister with another good outingMets are overrated!!!!!

Dan Mega
04-08-2008, 07:09 PM
They would be at 5 - 2 just like us.

:redface:

35th and Shields
04-08-2008, 07:46 PM
That's one thing that the Yanks will have to battle through this year. The young starting pitchers they have (Hughes and Kennedy) will have their ups and downs and that could hurt them in the long run

unfortunately, the same could possibly happen for us.

turners56
04-08-2008, 07:47 PM
that works, but I would rather have the division and have Baltimore be the wildcard and we face Baltimore in the ALDS and then face the Rangers after they beat Tampa in the other ALDS then face the Giants in the World series and sweep them:redneck.......I got the whole season planned out already:smile:

Haha, that would be the definition of the fluke year.

turners56
04-08-2008, 07:48 PM
unfortunately, the same could possibly happen for us.

Yea, but Danks looks like he's got confidence and swagger this year, it's only one start, but it's promising. It's really all about Floyd and...Jose Contreras (even though he's 20 years beyond young).

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 07:49 PM
unfortunately, the same could possibly happen for us.
yes it could, but while none of their young guys have had a lot of time up here while Gavin and Danks have had a good share of time up here and they know what they have to do to win, and I would much rather have our 2 over the Yanks 2 as of right now

turners56
04-08-2008, 07:53 PM
yes it could, but while none of their young guys have had a lot of time up here while Gavin and Danks have had a good share of time up here and they know what they have to do to win, and I would much rather have our 2 over the Yanks 2 as of right now

Eh...still too early to say that. In their short stints last year, Hughes and Kennedy both looked very impressive (especially Kennedy).

Fenway
04-08-2008, 08:01 PM
The new scoreboard there was stunning to see

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/95/fullj.22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa/22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa-getty-80324370nl005_nyy_kc.jpg

dakuda
04-08-2008, 08:10 PM
that works, but I would rather have the division and have Baltimore be the wildcard and we face Baltimore in the ALDS and then face the Rangers after they beat Tampa in the other ALDS then face the Giants in the World series and sweep them:redneck.......I got the whole season planned out already:smile:

Did you let MLB know how it is supposed to work out, or do you want them to be surprised?
:smile:

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 08:14 PM
Did you let MLB know how it is supposed to work out, or do you want them to be surprised?
:smile:
Don't worry I already paid of the umps:redneck

FedEx227
04-08-2008, 09:00 PM
The new scoreboard there was stunning to see

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/95/fullj.22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa/22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa-getty-80324370nl005_nyy_kc.jpg

:o::o::o::o:

Wow.

champagne030
04-08-2008, 09:15 PM
yes it could, but while none of their young guys have had a lot of time up here while Gavin and Danks have had a good share of time up here and they know what they have to do to win, and I would much rather have our 2 over the Yanks 2 as of right now

I like the future of Danks, but I'd much rather have Hughes and Kennedy over Danks and Floyd.

gogosox16
04-08-2008, 09:16 PM
I like the future of Danks, but I'd much rather have Hughes and Kennedy over Danks and Floyd.
In the long run, probably yes. But as of right now, I think I would have to go with Danks and Floyd

palehozenychicty
04-09-2008, 08:19 AM
yes it could, but while none of their young guys have had a lot of time up here while Gavin and Danks have had a good share of time up here and they know what they have to do to win, and I would much rather have our 2 over the Yanks 2 as of right now


I like Danks and who knows about Floyd, but the ceiling of Hughes is a perennial Cy Young contender. Let's be real with ourselves.

Jaffar
04-09-2008, 08:25 AM
The new scoreboard there was stunning to see

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/95/fullj.22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa/22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa-getty-80324370nl005_nyy_kc.jpg

WOW! Fens, it looks like you photoshopped that thing. It's got to be amazing in person.

jenn2080
04-09-2008, 08:28 AM
Royals just went up 5 - 2 on a Ross Gload single up the middle. Good to see Ross doing well.


Right on Ross. :bandance::bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
04-09-2008, 08:31 AM
The new scoreboard there was stunning to see

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/95/fullj.22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa/22fa5098bb215bbee0109efdefa7d9fa-getty-80324370nl005_nyy_kc.jpg

So now the lowly Royals have a better scoreboard than the Sox?

It's time for "The Monster, Part Deux" to be installed at the Cell. I want a Hi-Def LCD board out there, stretching from pole to pole. I want pinwheels that actually twirl and spew fireworks. I want laser beams. I want the thing to be seen from orbit.

:bandance:

palehozenychicty
04-09-2008, 08:35 AM
The Royals are really playing aggressive ball. If they get another good starter and/or bat, they'll be a serious threat.

tebman
04-10-2008, 01:59 PM
So now the lowly Royals have a better scoreboard than the Sox?

It's time for "The Monster, Part Deux" to be installed at the Cell. I want a Hi-Def LCD board out there, stretching from pole to pole. I want pinwheels that actually twirl and spew fireworks. I want laser beams. I want the thing to be seen from orbit.

:bandance:

Hear, hear! Bill Veeck set the bar with the White Sox' board in 1960 and now have fallen woefully behind. Video screens are great additions to the scoreboards, but what the Sox need isn't a bigger screen but a lot more imagination. Think about how out-there Veeck's scoreboard was when it was unveiled in 1960 -- a lot of other teams still had dull hanging-number boards then, and the White Sox showed up with an immense pinball machine.

The best way to understand it is to go right to the source and read Veeck's own description (http://books.google.com/books?id=Owky8jDHut4C&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=%22veeck+as+in+wreck%22+%22talented+scoreboard% 22&source=web&ots=bvAGjNjGhI&sig=keO3j2US6uFZHM8TH-niNPxpHIw&hl=en#PPA344,M1) in his book, "Veeck As In Wreck." Here's an excerpt in his own words:

"We built a scoreboard at Comiskey Park with 10 mortars bristling from the top for firing Roman candles. Behind the scoreboard, the fireworks crew shot off bombs, rockets, and anything else they happened to think of. Nor was shooting rockets and bombs all our talented scoreboard could do. Far from it. In flipping its top, the scoreboard never flipped the same way twice. Unpredictability was part of its charm..."

"In the front of the board, there were colored "strobe" lights that flashed on and off crazily. The lights were controlled by a tape, which meant there were an infinite number of patterns they could be made to follow." "With a speaker system, we could obviously play any kind of sound track, or combination of sound tracks, that suited our mood and purpose."

"Try to picture it. The ball has disappeared over the fence, the batter is rounding first base and the lights have already begun to chase themselves madly up and down and around the board. From the speaker come the strains of the Messiah chorus, but just as it has built to its marvelous climax, there is a moment of silence (as the amplifying system is pushed up) and then, in a beautiful and booming choral arrangement:
HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!" "...The Lone Ranger Galloping Theme...And as the last HALLELUJAH fades away there is a BOOM! And a BOOM! And a BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!...as the bombs explode and the rockets splash across the sky."

FedEx227
04-10-2008, 02:38 PM
Yea, but Danks looks like he's got confidence and swagger this year, it's only one start, but it's promising.

Well confidence and swagger don't put the ball over the plate.

Sorry.

areilly
04-10-2008, 04:13 PM
Yea, but Danks looks like he's got confidence and swagger this year, it's only one start, but it's promising. It's really all about Floyd and...Jose Contreras (even though he's 20 years beyond young).

Sounds like someone's been taking notes on the new Sox TV spots.

Fenway
04-10-2008, 04:42 PM
So now the lowly Royals have a better scoreboard than the Sox?

It's time for "The Monster, Part Deux" to be installed at the Cell. I want a Hi-Def LCD board out there, stretching from pole to pole. I want pinwheels that actually twirl and spew fireworks. I want laser beams. I want the thing to be seen from orbit.

:bandance:

The Red Sox and Daktronics just signed TEN million dollar deal for 2009 and it is supposed to be bigger than the Kansas City board.

RTI_SoxFan
04-10-2008, 04:59 PM
Man, the Red Sox are SO COOL!

johnnyg83
04-10-2008, 11:15 PM
I went to the KC opener.

The scoreboard was amazing. The game looked better on the scoreboard than it did from my seats.

I wonder if I could get my PS3 hooked up to it.

They also have the LCD board in the left field wall like Toronto. The LF and RF bleachers are pretty much gone. They're building new seating out there.

kraut83
04-11-2008, 08:02 AM
The Red Sox and Daktronics just signed TEN million dollar deal for 2009 and it is supposed to be bigger than the Kansas City board.

At this point, I can't understand why the Carmines won't just build a new park.

This doesn't exactly add to the "historical charm" of the place.

jenn2080
04-11-2008, 08:20 AM
At this point, I can't understand why the Carmines won't just build a new park.

This doesn't exactly add to the "historical charm" of the place.


Exactly.