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 11 
 on: April 10, 2018, 10:17:40 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
Vegas--opponents  will  get  party and get drunk  the nite  before   games there.

 12 
 on: April 10, 2018, 08:17:41 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
Rooting (probably in vain again) for my home town (since 1966) Washington Capitals.

Really like to watch Winnipeg young guys skate and score but fear goaltending needed to win Cup is just not there.

Think the smart money is on the Predators.

First Round Upsets: Kings over Vegas and Flyers over Penguins

 13 
 on: April 10, 2018, 07:58:53 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by Robb_K
Who does everyone like to win this year's Stanley Cup? Odds makers favorites -- Hockey News:

Nashville Predators  7/2
Tampa Bay Lightning  6/1
Boston Bruins  25/4
Vegas Golden Knights  7/1
Pittsburgh Penguins  17/2
Winnipeg Jets  10/1
Toronto Maple Leafs  14/1
Washington Capitals  16/1
San Jose Sharks  22/1
Anaheim Ducks  25/1
Los Angeles Kings  25/1
Colorado Avalanche  28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets  28/1
Minnesota Wild  28/1
Philadelphia Flyers  33/1
New Jersey Devils  40/1
I want my home town team, Winnipeg, to win.  But, I think Nashville is the team to beat.  I don't think Las Vegas will win even one series.  I am surprised they are rated so high.

 14 
 on: April 10, 2018, 12:02:00 PM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
There's flat out busts where a team really gets nothing on the field for the high-priced acquisition. Then, more commonly, where the player just doesn't live up to maybe what were always unrealistic expectations. Teixeira was in the latter category. Even a great player like Albert Pujols. Was Ken Griffey, Jr ever really as good for Cincinnati as he was for Seattle? Not even close.

 15 
 on: April 10, 2018, 11:24:01 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by bklynmike101
Some recent contract busts that come immediately to mind - Josh Hamilton and Carl Pavano. Maybe David Wright too. I'm sure there are many others. 

 16 
 on: April 10, 2018, 08:16:35 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
Who does everyone like to win this year's Stanley Cup? Odds makers favorites -- Hockey News:

Nashville Predators  7/2
Tampa Bay Lightning  6/1
Boston Bruins  25/4
Vegas Golden Knights  7/1
Pittsburgh Penguins  17/2
Winnipeg Jets  10/1
Toronto Maple Leafs  14/1
Washington Capitals  16/1
San Jose Sharks  22/1
Anaheim Ducks  25/1
Los Angeles Kings  25/1
Colorado Avalanche  28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets  28/1
Minnesota Wild  28/1
Philadelphia Flyers  33/1
New Jersey Devils  40/1

 17 
 on: April 10, 2018, 07:52:07 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by Gino
Another Madison alum - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Bernie Sanders was in my class - '59.  Knew Joe Torre back in the day - drove like a wild man.

 18 
 on: April 10, 2018, 07:50:10 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
never watched--but was that Glickman?  I  left  out  Knicks  he announced.  Then of course  Giants footballin the Tittle  yrs.

I can understand why you never watched. 11am on a Sat morning with two high schools? Yep, that WAS Marty doing the broadcast though. I know hecwas a teammate of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Ran the 400 meters. Also was a football star at Syracuse. Son of Romanian Jewish immigrants. Star athlete at Madison HS in Brooklyn.

Other James Madison alums of note: Cal Abrams, Marvin Miller, Martin Landau, Carole King, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Frank Torre, and Sonny Werblin.
Frank Torre, but NOT Joe Torre?  Did The Torres move? 

Unlike older brother Frank, Joe Torre went to St. Francis Prep, a Catholic HS in Brooklyn. I suspect he went on athletic scholarship because I'm sure St. Francis cost more than the free public HS.

Makes sense.  But, I'd have guessed both were good enough athletes to get scholarships.

I'm sure they were. In fact, wasn't Frank initially thought to be the better player of the two when signed out of HS? I think he was. Believe the parents got divorced somewhere in there between Frank and Joe's high school days. Maybe that had something to do with Joe going to the Catholic school. Father was abusive I believe; Frank and his mom took the brunt of that until Frank got big enough to stand up to the old man.

 19 
 on: April 10, 2018, 07:46:13 AM 
Started by JoeC - Last post by JoeC
How wrong I was! Grin Grin Grin

Ohtani  is 1st player  since  Ruth  in 1919 to start and hit a HR  &  win a srart in 1st  10  games.  BUT  hes DH--so  no  field.


Now  maybe Stanton will be the next Ed Whitson.  I did predict   a few  weeks ago  he would be DL  after 30 games. Let's  see. Maybe  on D  for  depression.

Stanton was streaky with Miami so he'll probably turn it around. Teixeira was another huge NYY acquisition who never did reach the level of hype he rec'd when signing. Then, there's Ellsbury's contract! Thing is, NYY can absorb those bad contracts; others can't (well, maybe the Dodgers).

 20 
 on: April 10, 2018, 07:42:53 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
Joe  my pop told me  that Brundage replaced Marty with a Christian  to appease Hitler.  Brundage was a anti semite--well known.

Loved  Jesse  & the Brown bomber  giving  the FU  to Adolph.
Replaced Marty and another Jewish sprinter with two black guys (more acceptable to Hitler).

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