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 Posted: Thu Jun 9th, 2011 10:21 pm
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CanadianHorseman wrote: There might be some trouble on the horizon as Pedroia might miss up to a month with knee problems.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2011/06/09/pedroia_to_have_right_knee_examined/

They are now saying Pedroia has a bruised knee and won't miss much if any time.



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Boston now leads the AL East by 2 games after going into New York and sweeping a 3 game series.



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CanadianHorseman wrote: Boston now leads the AL East by 2 games after going into New York and sweeping a 3 game series.
Big wins for the Sox, but I believe they and the Yankees are going to swap the lead back and forth all year.

 What has been surprising to me is how many tickets the scalpers still have after the game has started... The last few years it seemed like you couldn't get any tickets at all, now there seems to be a ticket for cheap whenever you want one.



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stone2k wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Boston now leads the AL East by 2 games after going into New York and sweeping a 3 game series.
Big wins for the Sox, but I believe they and the Yankees are going to swap the lead back and forth all year.

 What has been surprising to me is how many tickets the scalpers still have after the game has started... The last few years it seemed like you couldn't get any tickets at all, now there seems to be a ticket for cheap whenever you want one.
There's still tickets available for the Cubs/Yankees series which surprised me, but I really think the scalper...err ticket brokers, have finally hit a level on prices that fans are finally saying fuck you to

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mike3775 wrote: stone2k wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Boston now leads the AL East by 2 games after going into New York and sweeping a 3 game series.
Big wins for the Sox, but I believe they and the Yankees are going to swap the lead back and forth all year.

 What has been surprising to me is how many tickets the scalpers still have after the game has started... The last few years it seemed like you couldn't get any tickets at all, now there seems to be a ticket for cheap whenever you want one.
There's still tickets available for the Cubs/Yankees series which surprised me, but I really think the scalper...err ticket brokers, have finally hit a level on prices that fans are finally saying fuck you to

I had to pay a fortune on StubHub for mine but I couldn't risk flying into Chicago without a ticket in hand.  If it was a 20-minute subway ride that would be different.  So I needed to get my ticket ahead of time and the scalpers raped me by buying them all up in seconds and then inflating the price instantly.  And StubHub somehow is not only legal but fully endorsed by MLB.



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Sadly, the only way this gets changed is if fans just stop buying tickets at crazy inflated prices. While MLB are making fat $$$ off this, they won't give a damn who buys the tickets or what happens to them once the money is in their hands.

 

But, talking of surprising starts to the season, losing Adam Wainwright had everyone expecting the Cardinals were going to get destroyed this season. And with Carpenter, the team's other ace, going 2-6, even I was like "ah well, maybe next season". But they're 38-26, and are looking dominant.

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Famous Mortimer wrote: Sadly, the only way this gets changed is if fans just stop buying tickets at crazy inflated prices. While MLB are making fat $$$ off this, they won't give a damn who buys the tickets or what happens to them once the money is in their hands.

 

But, talking of surprising starts to the season, losing Adam Wainwright had everyone expecting the Cardinals were going to get destroyed this season. And with Carpenter, the team's other ace, going 2-6, even I was like "ah well, maybe next season". But they're 38-26, and are looking dominant.
But they won't.  Thats what is sad about the entire thing.  MLB actually gets paid twice for those tickets.  First when they go on sale originally, which the brokers snatch up, then they get a chunk from the brokers on the resale.  MLB has zero reason to put a stop to sites like stubhub when they get a chunk of it again. 

Another thing teams are doing(the Cubs are one that I know of) are they sell unsold tickets to a "authorized broker" who then sells the tickets, and give the team a chunk of the money as well.  Again, zero reasons to change things as they get to double dip on ticket sales

srossi, I dont blame you for making sure you had a ticket in hand prior to going, my friend did the same for the tickets, and he is pissed that he paid more than he had to had he waited, but usually if you wait, the tickets are gone, but this time, there are tickets left, but its because they reached the thresh hold on prices

St. Louis is doing pretty good considering.  Cincinnatti has reverted back to what they should be though(a team on the rise).  speaking of surprises, when was the last time 4 of the 5 AL East teams were above .500 this late in the season?

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Famous Mortimer wrote: But, talking of surprising starts to the season, losing Adam Wainwright had everyone expecting the Cardinals were going to get destroyed this season. And with Carpenter, the team's other ace, going 2-6, even I was like "ah well, maybe next season". But they're 38-26, and are looking dominant.

St. Louis is one of my surprise team of the season so far, IMO behind maybe only the Pirates, the Dbacks and the Indians (who appear to be returning to earth).  Prior to losing Wainwright, I thought they'd be in contention for the division, but once I found he'd be lost for the season, I dropped them to 4th in what I perceived to be a tight NL Central race, behind MIL, CIN and CHI. 

Once again, they're looking like the cream of that division.

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Milwaukee has been playing better recently thanks to Big, Fat Prince Fielder. The question for Milwaukee remains will they try to win the division with Prince or will they trade him because they are probably going to lose him as a free agent after the season is finished.

Cincinnati has pitching woes. Big surprise huh. The health of Johnny Cueto might be the key to their season.

While I'm surprised the Cards have played extremely well, I still see it as a three team race. Cards. Brew Crew. Cincy.



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clawmaster wrote: Milwaukee has been playing better recently thanks to Big, Fat Prince Fielder. The question for Milwaukee remains will they try to win the division with Prince or will they trade him because they are probably going to lose him as a free agent after the season is finished.

Cincinnati has pitching woes. Big surprise huh. The health of Johnny Cueto might be the key to their season.

While I'm surprised the Cards have played extremely well, I still see it as a three team race. Cards. Brew Crew. Cincy.
I see the Brewers trading him.  I don't see him staying around.

I actually think if St. Louis had not been a surprise like they have been, Pujols would have been trade bait as well, especially with him playing poorly early, but now that he and the team are doing better, I don't see them trading him now

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mike3775 wrote:
I actually think if St. Louis had not been a surprise like they have been, Pujols would have been trade bait as well, especially with him playing poorly early, but now that he and the team are doing better, I don't see them trading him now
I did suggest this to Mrs. Mortimer, the Missouri resident, and she was really annoyed at me, like even thinking it would make it more likely to happen. He seems much more involved in the team now, as well, judging from his performances against Chicago and Houston, so maybe we might even keep him after this season.

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Famous Mortimer wrote: mike3775 wrote:
I actually think if St. Louis had not been a surprise like they have been, Pujols would have been trade bait as well, especially with him playing poorly early, but now that he and the team are doing better, I don't see them trading him now
I did suggest this to Mrs. Mortimer, the Missouri resident, and she was really annoyed at me, like even thinking it would make it more likely to happen. He seems much more involved in the team now, as well, judging from his performances against Chicago and Houston, so maybe we might even keep him after this season.
They will keep him, if he doesn't demand an arm and a leg from the team.  They already refused to pay him $300 million for 10 yrs, but I see them offering 10 yrs $250 million($25 million a year), but there is no way he will get A-Rod money in St. Louis

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CanadianHorseman wrote: There might be some trouble on the horizon as Pedroia might miss up to a month with knee problems.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2011/06/09/pedroia_to_have_right_knee_examined/


 

Pedroia went 3-5 Friday night against the Jays & 3-4 yesterday. The Jays need
someone to take out his other knee.
Where's Shane Stant when you need him ?

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