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Take me out to the ball game!

post #1 of 29
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Tonight is opening night for the Oakland Athletics in Oakland vs. The Red Sox. It is going to be a bit brisk there tonight - about 40 F, 4C. This is nothing, I know, to those GB football fans, but I have become a CA wuss.

We saw one of the A's/Giants exhibition games Sat. in a luxury suite. Because we are season ticket holders, we get a suite once per year at a real discount. It cost us $200 for a $1500 suite that sits 18 with a bathroom. BTW, those "early buy" suites are not available for tonight's game.

Go A's!
post #2 of 29
Yesterday was the Twin's opener here in MN. Just count your blessings it isn't snowing at your opener!
post #3 of 29
I think the Rangers opened yesterday in Seattle, and they had snow at some point during the day.

It was one of those rare days where Seattle may have had better weather than we did. We had a huge thunderstorm through here.
post #4 of 29
Detroit Tigers home opener was yesterday - it was in the mid 50's and WINDY!!! Not tooo bad for March 31 in Michigan. The rain held off. Too bad the Tigers lost to KC!
post #5 of 29
Smell in the air the "Play ball" sound!


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Tonight is opening night for the Oakland Athletics in Oakland vs. The Red Sox.
.....I hope the A´s Kick at the Red Sox!...
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Go A's!



For me, this year again I will to support at the Cleveland Indians!!
post #6 of 29
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.....I hope the A´s Kick at the Red Sox!...
I don't think so, amigo!
post #7 of 29
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I don't think so, amigo!
...Oh my!....I knew it you´ll be there!....

Good luck!...
post #8 of 29
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Smell in the air the "Play ball" sound!



.....I hope the A´s Kick at the Red Sox!...




For me, this year again I will to support at the Cleveland Indians!!
Cleveland Indians??!!! Boooooooo!!!!! From your friend in Detroit! (Although we wouldn't mind having Rafael Betancourt! )
post #9 of 29
I sure hope the A's Win. I have not gone to a A's Game in a long time. I will be going to Opening Day on Monday to see the Modesto Nuts. We had tickets to the A's when they were in the Playoffs a long time ago.
post #10 of 29
Opening Day is considered a holiday here in Cincinnati. Before the game the Reds paid tribute to Army SSG Matt Maupin who was listed as missing in Iraq for four years. Over the weekend his parents received word that Matt's body had been found. His father said it best that Matt has finished his mission and is finally coming home. The Reds also played tribute to former player and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall who passed away this past fall. Nuxie is a legend in these parts and you'd be hard pressed to find a better human being anywhere. He was, as many others put it, "everybody's grandpa".

Opening Day here is a festive occasion but the tributes yesterday were a celebration of life and a reminder of its importance even in loss, putting into perspective that in the end baseball is just a game.

Below is a link with a Opening Day sideshow:
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...PT04/303310105
post #11 of 29
Heading to the bottom of the ninth in Oakland with Boston up 2-1. I need a save from Papelbon here (for my fantasy baseball team).
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Cleveland Indians??!!! Boooooooo!!!!! From your friend in Detroit! (Although we wouldn't mind having Rafael Betancourt! )
Indians goes to do it all right this year!....


Did you heard me Red sox´s?????? Indians will going to win this year!.....

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I sure hope the A's Win. I have not gone to a A's Game in a long time. I will be going to Opening Day on Monday to see the Modesto Nuts. We had tickets to the A's when they were in the Playoffs a long time ago.
Rats... wasn´t a great start to the A´s....
post #13 of 29
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I don't think so, amigo!
It's gonna be all about the Red Sox, AGAIN.
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hey, in the pre-opening series which were regular season games in Japan, the A's and the Sox split the series.

I just wish I could figure out all the new players on the team, and hope that Harden, Chavez and Crosby don't get hurt (or hurt more).

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For me, this year again I will to support at the Cleveland Indians!!
Why?
post #15 of 29
I sure hope the A's are better this year. I might go to some Games.
post #16 of 29
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It's gonna be all about the Red Sox, AGAIN.
GO SOX!!!
post #17 of 29
I hate my team! A-rod makes more money than the Florida Marlins. At least we got our new stadium, even if it meant tearing down the Orange Bowl. I love that dump!
post #18 of 29
Unfortunately it doesn't look too promising for my Cardinals this year, third place in the division again at best, maybe I should really push for the Brew crew to bring back the 80's logo and uniforms! (I know this is going to make the rest of my family sick, but not a big fan of the "Loveable Losers" on the Windy City's north side.)
post #19 of 29
Woohoo I'm going to my first baseball game next week! I'm going to see the SF Giants vs SD Padres. Apparently they're as bad as each other so shouldn't be too much of a flogging
post #20 of 29
I am a huge Braves fan. Living in Chicago I don't get to go to as many games in person as I liked too. The first two games this season were annoying because we lost due to mistakes. I enjoyed the game last night since we won 10-2. Tonight's game should be a win. I am looking forward to watching the Braves beat up on the Mets this weekend. I have MLB Extra Innings and Tivo so I don't miss many baseball games. Does anyone else wish FOX Did not have all the broadcasting rights to every Saturday day game? I am not happy I can not watch my baseball game on Saturday because it is a day game. I really think the Braves will have an awesome season this year. Go Braves!!
post #21 of 29
Go Cubs!

although they're already off to a slow start. They do have the most talent in the division so I remain hopeful....
post #22 of 29
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Why?
I always be fan of the Indians from the 80´s when Fernando Valenzuela, left the Dodgers of LA.... I choose at Indians they´re a great team!...
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I hate my team! A-rod makes more money than the Florida Marlins. At least we got our new stadium, even if it meant tearing down the Orange Bowl. I love that dump!
Oh Tina...:sight:....that´s disapointing......

...


GO Indians Go!
post #23 of 29
Mets fan here!!! WOOHOO!!!! I'm so happy baseball has started!!! I hate when they open out of town, though. But I did have a couple of my Mets buddies over on Monday to watch the Mets/Marlins opener. I can't believe we got Johann Santana!

If I'm working, I always take off the day of the home opener. It's a religious holiday. I'll be there at Shea on Tuesday when they open against the Nats.

YAY!!! BASEBALL!!!

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..... I am looking forward to watching the Braves beat up on the Mets this weekend.
Hmmmmm......we'll have to see about that.
post #24 of 29
The Reds defeated the Diamondbacks for the second straight day to win the opening series. Rookie pitcher Johnny Cueto was simply OUTSTANDING in his major league debut. He retired the first 15 batters he faced. He went 7 innings, striking out 10 and only gave up one hit which was a home run.
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... Rookie pitcher Johnny Cueto was simply OUTSTANDING in his major league debut. He retired the first 15 batters he faced. He went 7 innings, striking out 10 and only gave up one hit which was a home run.
Whoa. Nice. I love when rookie pitchers come out and do that.
post #26 of 29
So sorry A´s fans, But tonight the Indians will Kick they!......

http://sports.myway.com//news/04032008/q5009.html



GO Indians Go!
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Whoa. Nice. I love when rookie pitchers come out and do that.
Me, too! It's awesome to see. The Reds had another good start by a young pitcher today against the Phillies. Edinson Volquez, who was acquired this past off season in the Josh Hamilton trade with the Rangers, went 5.1 innings. He gave up one run and two walks but he also struck out eight.
post #28 of 29
Congratulations at the A´s.......something is wrong ....but no matter, the season is young yet!!

Go Indians Go!!!
post #29 of 29
At last the Victory at least for the Honour!.......

http://sports.myway.com//mlb/teams/cle/index.html
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