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Baseball?

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
The Brewers never seem to make big offseason moves, but I'm glad they signed Wong. (But I'm pissed that St. Louis got Arenado.)
 

karzac

(he/him)
They did have that splurge back in 2018 when they got Yelich and Cain, but yeah, definitely doesn't feel great to have your rival get a star like Arenado.

That's one of the things getting me even more excited for the Blue Jays this season: the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays have all been fairly quiet. I guess the Yankees bringing back LeMahieu is the biggest deal any of those three have made.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
LoCain was the odd splurge, but trading Brinson, Yamamoto, Diaz and Harrison for Yelich was a goddamn bargain.

And they'll pay to keep someone (Braun, Yelich, etc), but almost never to get someone.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
They did have that splurge back in 2018 when they got Yelich and Cain, but yeah, definitely doesn't feel great to have your rival get a star like Arenado.

That's one of the things getting me even more excited for the Blue Jays this season: the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays have all been fairly quiet. I guess the Yankees bringing back LeMahieu is the biggest deal any of those three have made.
I predict the Yankees' rotation will either be phenomenal or a shambles
 

karzac

(he/him)
Paxton to the Mariners. I was hoping he would sign with the Blue Jays, but it's nice for Mariners fans to have their guy back, even if his career is in a valley.
 

karzac

(he/him)
Yeah, that shit is awful.

Don't know if we have any Padres fans here, but if we do, congrats on that Tatis deal! One of the rare deals that feels good for everybody involved. Tatis gets paid, the Padres get a bona fide star and face of the franchise for what could well be a bargain, and baseball fans everywhere get to look forward to a tight NL West race for years to come. I mean, I guess that's not great if your a fan of the Rockies, Diamondbacks or Giants. Sorry about that.
 

Juno

The DRKest Roe
(He, Him)

It's just, this team will almost certainly reach it's 20th consecutive year without a playoff appearance this fall, barring some miracle performance this season. Some years, like 2014, were fun to watch even though they fell short, but overall it fucking sucks being a fan of this team when they don't show any sign that they actually care about winning. And then to see the people at the top show themselves to be such awful people I can't even explain the benefit of my being a fan anymore. Like, if I was a Yankees fan or something like that and saw this out of my team, at least I could say that I've gotten some good baseball out of them recently. But no, we have to deal with shit like this for the privilege of experiencing more years of futility. What the hell is the point?

Anyway, rant over.
 

Issun

My way, soon
Imagine being a Seattleite that only likes baseball. You watch the Sounders, Storm and Seahawks win championships all over the place and consistently make the postseason (hell, the Kraken will probably win it all before the Ms make the playoffs). UW football is making bowl games on the regular, its men's team has made the tourney several times in the last 15 years, and the women's team has made a Final Four recently. Meanwhile all you have is the biggest failure of a professional sports franchise in the 21st century and now it turns out the people at the top are awful. Gotta be brutal.
 

muteKi

Women want fish fear meme
Well it's not all bad. You do get that Dorktown special out of it all. In comparison, imagine being an Orioles fan right now. Jesus.
 

Issun

My way, soon
Eh, could be worse. You could be a Seattleite that only likes Basketball.
Except unless you're one of those "women can't sports!" fuckheads you've got some quality B-Ball to watch, and if you are one of those people you don't deserve the Storm anyways.
 
unless you're one of those "women can't sports!" fuckheads
I mean, even if you are, you've got the Huskies to root for too. But it just hits different, especially when their seasons don't overlap. A big part of the appeal of NBA basketball is that every team comes to visit you so you can get to see the entire league playing in your town, even if your team is ass/not worth rooting for. And having the Storm play for you doesn't get LeBron, Harden, Durant, Curry, Zion, Luka, Giannis, etc to walk onto a court for you to watch play, unfortunately.

But I digress completely off-topic:


Happy for San Diego and Tatis. Imagine coming from the DR and inking a deal for a third of a billion dollars at age 22.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
The Royals plan seems to be "Make it 2015 again through science or magic" and I wish them luck. I am not going to sneeze a signing a fan favorite, if marginal, player to a small contract for one last go around. (This is about the Royals bringing back Jarrod Dyson.)
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Brewers came back from a 5-3 deficit to win 6-5 in the 10th against the Twins on opening day and it was pretty sweet. Yelich appears to be able to hit again after being in a slump for, uh, all of last season.
 
MLB is gonna pull the 2021 All-Star game out of Georgia. Feels mildly weird to see MLB be on the right side of history for once, but I'll take it.
 
John Means just pitched the most remarkable no hitter of our lifetimes. His line:
9.0 IP/ 0H/ 12K/ 0BB/ 0HBP
His team:
0 errors

how was it not a perfect game? The mariners lone baserunner made his way on by a dropped pitch on strike 3. He was quickly thrown out stealing second.
 

Issun

My way, soon
Felix's perfect game is the biggest bright spot in 20 years of futility, so I'll take denying another team their first, even if it is the hapless Orioles and it is petty.
 
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