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  1. These are for April 5, 6 and 7th. They are free for the upper deck and 2x1 in the lower level. http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/tweet_a_ticket.jsp?partnerId=as_mlb_20130402_6813144 Complimentary Mets Twicket - Opening Weekend Presented by SNY, the TV home of the Mets. As a @Mets and @SNYtv Twitter follower you will receive a complimentary Mets ticket courtesy of SNY to one of the opening weekend (April 5-7) home games when the Mets host the Marlins. To redeem your complimentary seats you must enter a credit card number, but you will not be charged.
  2. it may be unfair, but i think this is the only way you would see mlb players in this tournament. it's hard to imagine the whole tournament in japan or italy in mid march. then so be it. mlb players from other countries would go. truth bomb. mlb players from the usa might now, when they get embarassed completely, like the basketball players were then that would probably change. definitely. for example, hanley played the caribbean series so he could be ready for this tournament.
  3. it may be unfair, but i think this is the only way you would see mlb players in this tournament. it's hard to imagine the whole tournament in japan or italy in mid march. This is fair, I think. Maybe the solution is to host the tournament in January or something in a domed stadium or a warm country. yes, maybe in the caribbean just after their series, mid february.
  4. it may be unfair, but i think this is the only way you would see mlb players in this tournament. it's hard to imagine the whole tournament in japan or italy in mid march.
  5. Other countries are taking this tournament more seriously since the IBAF has cancelled the Baseball World Cup -which has been played since 1938 -to give the WBC a more important role.
  6. Italy just pulled a Marlin. Pat Vendite a la Heath Bell.
  7. canada-mexico are playing a pretty cool game right now. collision at the plate between karim garcia and chris robinson.
  8. Chavez also made that nasty habit of giving heating oil to those who couldn't afford in the richest country in the history of the world because many of our capitalist policies excluded and blamed the poor for not being able to heat their homes. Did Chavez have various issues? Absolutely. Was he the monster most Americans think he is? Hell no. http://www.citgoheatingoil.com/ By donating millions of gallons of heating oil, CITGO and its shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), have helped more than 1.7 million people keep warm since 2005.
  9. I thought it was worse, like 2 or 3 from italy. It's only about 60% americans. When they play rugby they have something similar, the have a couple from australia, one from fiji, one from canada, 3 or 4 from argentina.
  10. I'm going to get it in a couple of days. in the show 12 the marlins park did not have the roof. was this fixed?
  11. how many italians are playing for italy?
  12. nice game between japan and taiwan, japan won in extra innings. they were 1 strike away from losing in the 9th. now cuba-taiwan. loser will be eliminated.
  13. May be modifying a rule, that lets the home team bat in the bottom of the ninth is enough.
  14. It does not matter where the article is from. Just analyze what it is said. The guy is from Just Foreign Policy: Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.
  15. Definitely opposed to free trade. He took a country with a 49.9% poverty in 99. In 2012 only 21%. Unemployment from 16,6 to 8%. I don't see any set backs there. I wont start on welfare or literacy rates. People were excluded, now they have a government who will step up under their needs. I found this nice article that represents where Latin America is situated right now: Chavez's legacy Hugo Chavez will be mourned not only by Venezuelans, but also by many others who appreciate what he did for the region. Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated." This was certainly true of Hugo Chavez Frias, who was probably more demonised than any democratically elected president in world history. But he was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans, but also by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region. Chavez survived a military coup backed by Washington and oil strikes that crippled the economy. But once he got control of the oil industry, his government reduced poverty by half and extreme poverty by 70 percent. Millions of people also got access to health care for the first time, and access to education also increased sharply, with college enrollment doubling and free tuition for many. Eligibility for public pensions tripled. He kept his campaign promise to share the country's oil wealth with Venezuela's majority, and that will be part of his legacy. So, too will be the second independence of Latin America, and especially South America, which is now more independent of the US than Europeis. Of course, this would not have happened without Chavez's close friends and allies: Lula in Brazil, the Kirchners in Argentina, Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador and others. But Chavez was the first of the democratically-elected left presidents in the past 15 years, and he played a very important role; look to what these colleagues will say of him and you will find it to be much more important than most of the other obituaries, anti-obituaries and commentaries. These left governments have also made considerable advances in reducing poverty, increasing employment and raising overall living standards - and their parties, too have been continually re-elected. For these other democratic leaders, Chavez is seen as part of this continent-wide revolt at the ballot box that transformed South America and increased opportunities and political participation for previously excluded majorities and minorities. Continuity in Venezuela is most likely following Chavez's death, since his political party has more than 7 million members and demonstrated its ability to win elections without him campaigning in the December local elections, where they picked up five state governorships to win 20 of 23 states. Relations with the United States are unlikely to improve; the State Department and President Obama himself made a number of hostile statements during Chavez's last months of illness, indicating that no matter what the next government (presumably under Nicolas Maduro) does, there is not much interest on Washington's part in improving relations. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, DC. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/03/20133663030968692.html
  16. oh, yes. one can be a marlins fan and also a chávez supporter. since 2005 when FTAA (ALCA) was finally buried in the summit of the americas.
  17. Here's what WIkipedia says: In Round 1, ties shall be broken in the following order of priority: The winner of head-to-head games between the tied teams; The team with the highest Team's Quality Balance (TQB=(RS/IPO)–(RA/IPD)) in head-to-head games between the tied teams; The team with the highest Earned Runs Team's Quality Balance (ER–TQB=(ERS/IPO)–(ERA/IPD)) in head-to-head games between the tied teams; The team with the highest batting average (AVG) in head-to-head games between the tied teams; Drawing of lots, conducted by WBCI. So, they all finished with a 2-1 record Taiwan finished with a 0.235 TQB Netherlands 0.000 Korea -0.235
  18. WBC may need to review some of the rules. Korea was winning the game 3-2 and needed to score like six more runs. As they were the home, they could not bat in the ninth. Top of the ninth: I thought they might walk all Taiwan batters to tie the game. And then try for six in the ninth, but they did not. Korea pitched well and finished the game winning but losing.
  19. So sad. He was the leader of the movement that transformed Latin America after suffering neoliberalism in the 90s. He was the first of us. Good news, Maduro will continue with the Bolivarian revolution.
  20. I thought he was still a Marlin. ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay signed four players to Minor League deals on Tuesday: outfielder Shelley Duncan and right-handed pitchers Jamey Wright, Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval. Each was extended an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Duncan, 33, spent the 2012 season with the Indians and hit .203 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs in 81 games. Over the last three seasons with Cleveland, he has totaled 33 home runs with 114 RBIs in 242 games. The right-handed-hitting outfielder also played parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Yankees. He is the son of former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan and the brother of former Major League outfielder Chris Duncan. Wright, 38, is a 17-year Major League veteran who has a 4.89 ERA over 592 career appearances (246 starts). In 2012, he went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 relief outings for the Dodgers. He transitioned to a full-time role in the bullpen in '08 and has compiled a 4.15 ERA in 357 2/3 innings pitched since then, the second-most relief innings in the Majors in that span. Wright was a first-round selection by the Rockies in the 1993 Draft. He has also spent time with the Brewers, Cardinals, Royals, Giants, Rangers, Indians and Mariners. Oviedo (formerly known as Leo Nunez), 30, spent 2012 with the Marlins' organization but did not pitch in the Major Leagues. He spent the first 3 1/2 months of the season on the restricted list and then underwent Tommy John surgery in September after injuring his right elbow in a rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans. The reliever logged 92 saves as Marlins closer from 2009-11 and has a career 4.34 ERA over seven Major League seasons with the Royals and Marlins. His contract with the Rays includes a club option for 2014. Sandoval, who turned 32 on Jan. 13, split the 2012 season with Mexico City and Oaxaca in the Mexican League, combining to go 7-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 67 relief appearances. He has played the last two seasons in the Mexican League and is a veteran of 10 Minor League seasons. The Dominican native originally signed with Seattle in 2002 and has also spent time in the Brewers and Phillies organizations. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130122&content_id=41106024&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
  21. So this is the strategy. Get winners. Now Pierre, then Lowell, Encarnación and maybe Conine. Why not also Counsell.
  22. Yes, there were ton of UN an other organisms supervising the election. No fraud was found. And when you think a lot of people hate him, check where you read/listen or watch that. You might find a lot of hate towards Chávez on American TV. You would probably don't find why people still elected him there. Here's a good article by the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.c...re-elected.html "Since the Chávez government got control over the national oil industry,poverty has been cut by half, and extreme poverty by 70 percent. College enrollment has more than doubled, millions of people have access to health care for the first time and the number of people eligible for public pensions has quadrupled. So it should not be surprising that most Venezuelans would reelect a president who has improved their living standards. That’s what has happened with all of the leftist governments that now govern most of South America. This is despite the fact that they, like Chávez, have most of their countries’ media against them, and their opposition has most of the wealth and income of their respective countries."
  23. "The latest is JJ likely won't be moved. Carlos Lee could be moved, and LoMo switch to first base" - Frisaro.
  24. "Rumors of JJ to Texas for stud 3rd base prospect Mike Olt are heating up now that Fish have hole at 3rd..." FSMarlins twitter account. Just put Bonifacio at third, Solano at second and keep JJ. I don't want to let JJ go.
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