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MLB 2018: let the games begin!

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The atmosphere around Wrigleyville is kind of cool, but the stadium is an absolute toilet bowl. 

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The other thing that confuses me about the number of people in Naples unfamiliar with this tradition (which was meant to be visible from the El train going past the stadium, for workers heading home to know what the day's result was) is that SW Florida has far more "midwest" snowbirds and retirees, while the NY types go to SE Florida.  Which would make more people coming from an area closer to Cub land and therefore knowledge of the flag might be more common.

Mom now confirms its happened at least 8-10 times in the less than 18 months since I put the flag up for her, people questioning what the heck it is.

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That’s true. 

When I lived in the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area for 20 years, most of the Snowbird tags you’d see between Thanksgiving and Easter (before the majority decided to stay permanently) were Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario. 

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It’s Marino Riveria Day In MLB 

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3 hours ago, Soulstation1 said:

It’s Marino Riveria Day In MLB 

Is he any relation to Mariano Rivera who used to pitch for the Yankees?

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7 hours ago, Ted O'Reilly said:

Is he any relation to Mariano Rivera who used to pitch for the Yankees?

He's being facetious because Mariano Rivera was the last person to wear number 42 before the number was retired for all teams. 

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Also a helluva tenor player..

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3 hours ago, Soulstation1 said:

Tribe batting .208 

 

Better than Giancarlo Stanton!

1/10th of the way through the season and NY's already six back of Boston.  Sanchez Stanton etc will eventually come around and I think the infield will stabilize, esp. if Torres gets called up soon and pans out, but the rotation's a mess--one ace (Severino) and four big question marks, and the bullpen remains an uncertainty as well.  If Boston's Big Three stay healthy, I don't see how they don't win the AL East this year, and comfortably at that.  

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Well, the Oakland A's discovered a nearly-foolproof way to defeat the 2018 Red Sox--throw a shutout no-hitter.  Just a little matter of execution, that's all.  That means Boston's now on pace to win only 138 games as opposed to 145, though they'll still finish 50 games ahead of the Yankees.  Gleyber Torres, save us from this awful fate!

Yankees call up top prospect Gleyber Torres

What NY really needs, though, is more consistent starting pitching--and I don't see that being remedied any time soon.

 

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