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PhxPhin

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  1. BTW - I really wish this was last year as I was at the HR derby and the NL didn't really show well at all and stanton is a beast .... at least this gives me something to look forward to for the TV broadcast and I may even tolerate the sound of chris berman
  2. And here is a closeup of her sleeping. Goosebumps every time she exhales! Her hair smells of daffodil and my hands stick of semen .... ah, gorgeous sensation
  3. local girl was eliminated during the 3rd word of the semi-final round
  4. While zambrano had that wild card element I was for the trade with the main reason that Z has shown the ability to eat up some innings and get later into games It seemed like even on a good outing that Volstad wouldn't finish the 6th ... for that alone I liked the possibility of zambrano - especially since he has more upside to his actual performance, the cost was low and if he did impload and not work up then there were still the guys in the minors that could patch together the 5th spot throughout the season
  5. Baylor stuff is moderately interesting ........ but mainly because mystikol mentioned Ken Starr and has that link ..... I was thinking of Baylor for undergrad (talk about a place that has had some tuition inflation......) ........ someone from my undergrad university is on that list and finally the most interesting part - there is a seemingly pretty solid line between BYU & Baylor, which on one had makes perfect sense but on the other really doesn't at all
  6. You also need to look at the demographics within that market ....... but that is getting a bit more complex
  7. What are peoples expectations? Does anyone really think they are going to draw 30,000 a game over the course of the season? I would anticipate that they would grab somewhere between 25k-27k on average over the season ..... putting them in that range between 16th-20th in the league The stadium barely has the capacity to be a top 10 attendance teams It is what it is ........ another thing to keep in mind is that not everyone is going to be buckled to their seat - especially with a new ballpark Open concourses make it easy to wander, people want to check out different views, places like the budweiser bar will draw people in - I went to a game at target field it's 1st season and maybe spent 3 1/2 innings actually in my seat - about the same amount I spent in one of the bars that overlooked the field 16th to 20th in the NL ? Who are those other 4 mystery teams ? :huh lame oh noes - he said league to refer to all of major league baseball when discussing attendance of all teams ........ i'm going to make a dumbass comment about AL v NL because i'm too daft to understand context....................
  8. impossible to make that last bit and past history really doesn't agree all that much also keep in mind that the number of asses in seats is going to be a little more difficult to measure and you are going to get a skew with an increased ST base ....... you will now have "corporate fan" who will pay more for their seats, spend more when they show up - but will not be there every game ....... there is also the impact that in a new park someone may be in the building but not in their seat also right now there is a lot going on ....... NHL playoffs and the NBA stretch run ...... miami isn't some hot bed of attendance as it is also, on a side note - if I were to buy a 10 game pack or something of the sort I sure as poop wouldn't pick the cubs series ......... a horrible team with an obnoxious fanbase ..... would want no part of that one - zero draw there when I have over 70 other games to choose from
  9. I guess it's interesting the marlins carry a Victorias Secret line of clothing (Pink) ....... however, given that I don't think it should be a shock that they send a model to do publicity photos wearing those clothes and being in the store with the clothes although I'm sure LoMo feels that doing publicity shots with a VM model is a lot better team activity than some stupid charity bowling event.............
  10. What are peoples expectations? Does anyone really think they are going to draw 30,000 a game over the course of the season? I would anticipate that they would grab somewhere between 25k-27k on average over the season ..... putting them in that range between 16th-20th in the league The stadium barely has the capacity to be a top 10 attendance teams It is what it is ........ another thing to keep in mind is that not everyone is going to be buckled to their seat - especially with a new ballpark Open concourses make it easy to wander, people want to check out different views, places like the budweiser bar will draw people in - I went to a game at target field it's 1st season and maybe spent 3 1/2 innings actually in my seat - about the same amount I spent in one of the bars that overlooked the field
  11. yeah - there just isn't enough there to keep the emotional fire burning on this one. It's good they are on the road right now ..... I'm sure there will be a big show/display when they come back, there will be loud noises for a while and then the next bit of outrage will continue. The politicians have shown their outrage, so when it comes election time they can say that they were outraged ...... but they are much too busy to stay outraged that long on such a topic. It's a middle aged man, who is known for saying stupid things, on a team that really doesn't have the pulse of the city at the beginning of a long, grinding season Ozzie will get reprimanded (although I doubt fined/suspended) ...... everyone will make a big show to ease off the initial emotions Once that initial passion dispenses people will move to acceptance ........... the herald or whatever self serving outlet will just use it as another way to take a shot at the organization when it serves their purpose, it will blip again in july with the franchis on showtime, if there is a big event with big media coverage maybe a full protest will fire up again and I'm sure ozzie will be added to the long list of individuals/actions that old people grumble about or the disinterested use to prop up and support their already developed bias Unless it's compounded by something even more idiotic from here, this thing just shouldn't have enough legs to make a lasting impact There just isn't enough there to really sustain it and there will undoubtedly be future wrongs that will distract the dissenters
  12. yeah - if the oklahoma city thunder can proudly display seattle supersonics banners in a prominent manner then it should be a no-brainer for the marlins to display marlins banners from the much more recent past
  13. I'm sure that's part of it ....... but it still is what it is at this time guy just loves to say dumb things ...... i'm sure it wont be too long before he says something else that is stupid to get people upset in a different direction.....................
  14. I can't wait to see this all covered on The Franchise! my thoughts exactly ...... this is going to be a part of one of their storylines for sure ...... so even if it dies down in the near term (it has gone national btw....) it will come back to life at least a little bit in July
  15. Anticlimactic. This as well. On TV they didn't show all the pre-game festivities but it looked like they were building up really nicely - lots of flash, HR sculpture debuting, national anthem, fly over, introduction of the champ and then ................................................... It would have been a bit hokey, but I would have been happy seeing the rock throw to CJ or something like that - a guy with ties to the marlins past and a guy with ties to miami, who is a big name and knows how to keep a crowd buzzing I really think that loria had visions of '96 in his head with some magical moment and it just didn't come off that way
  16. I mean, if they allowed just anyone to go in, there's no chance they would have all been that hot. So, they either paid them, or else they handpicked those allowed in the pool like a club bouncer. I definitely wouldn't go and say that they all were that hot...... They showed one of TV that doesn't enhance the brand so to speak and a couple in the photos aren't ones that are going to be the top of any publicity shots It's also opening night ..... will be interesting to see how it plays out over the season as it will be more of a "club" setting as opposed to an area that you simply rent out Here in AZ you'd typically have "normal" people in the pool area as it would be rented out by a group Does Clevelander plan on having the dancing girls atop the pool there all season? Have thier "brand girls" in the pool all season? If it's a random midweek game against the pirates are they still going to try and glam it up? Will be interesting if nothing else
  17. I wanted to like it and try to talk myself into liking it But I just can't Maybe if he had some kind of ovation, maybe if the cart moved faster, maybe if the "handoff" was a little more clear The whole thing was a bit confusing & akward with a touch of sad
  18. that would be a bit of a letdown moving from the football stadium to the baseball stadium - only to have the most dominating player memory from said football stadium throw out the first pitch not even an OB connection - which is the only way football would make sense
  19. Jimmy Buffett is unfortunately a Cubs fan .... so only if he's throwing to Bartman
  20. It's... A Miami thing! Cool? International? Yes! Yes! Yes! (I of course will be watching on a DVR delay)
  21. I've never noticed the AC being on here when the roof is open ..... sometimes it can get fairly stuffy if it's really still out also, aside from a few "drip seats" i've never really noticed the AC being uneven or having a major adverse impact to game enjoyment out here completely different type of hot though, different rain potential and very different stadium designs AZ is defnitely built to be closed more often than not and to be very AC friendly (it's also much larger) - almost feels like an airport hangar at times I definitely prefer it when the roofs are open at these retractable places ..... but prefer it closed to sitting in the sun for 3 hours on a 110 degree day
  22. That thing is horrid. On top of the fact that it is ridiculously stupid, they have a marlin doing flips on top. Since when do marlins do flips? Ugly uniforms, ugly HR feature and stupid little mascot. It's very vexing,the whole situation. Why does Loria insist on these stupid gimmicks? I guarantee Pujols took one good look at that HR feature, coupled with the uniforms, and ran to the Angels. Furthermore, why doesn't anyone mention that the outfield wall is freaking neon-green?! As someone who has actually been to Angels games that place is pretty much full on gimmick ........ it's proximity to Disney shows ....... the "Big A" is a bit of a dump ......... while they don't have a mascot, they do have a rally monkey complete with video board animation for his presence ........ it's not like they'd do anything gimmicky being the tradition heavy Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim .... not like they'd have an "Outfield Extravaganza" that triggers a 90 ft "geyser", fireworks, etc. Since when does a apple rise and then lower down? I'd think the extra 50 or so million had more to do with Pujols' decision. Yeah that.........
  23. Seemed kinda slow, to be honest. Yeah - i've gone back and forth on this didn't like the original concept then came to appreciate it in all of it's tacky glory as you could see it in scale with the stadium however, that video just didn't do anything for me ..... seemed really slow and really nothing exciting about the actual animation for such a gaudy and over the top base structure, the payoff just kind of falls flat
  24. I remember when he got arrested out here ...... 18 years old getting popped near 1am for fighting in a bar .... not exactly a great way to get your career started .... he had more arrests than games played a complete waste........
  25. PhxPhin

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    I think last season was 8
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