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Northeast Gardening: Sports Talk!! Part 8 Spring Training Edition

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #8999573

Coming from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1195012/

Now that football is done, it's a matter of days until baseball!!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 8, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #8999673

Will the Mets be watchable this season?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #8999675

Good question.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 8, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #8999678

We'll find out soon enough!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #8999793

Daytona 500 is next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #8999794

Is that a sport?? ;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #8999796

:

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #8999798

Danica in it this year? Hee hee.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #8999908

I don't know, we'll see how she qualifies
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9000081

she qualifies here

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9000083

Here too. There is a new cutie on the circuit too. Forgot her name. Hotter than Patrick.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9000085

not a racing fan although i am sure if she is pretty there will be some promotion around her.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
5:17 AM

Post #9000086

Neither am I.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 9, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9000110

Too noisy!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9000150

The new one's name is Maryeve Dufault. Just google and you'll see what I mean. :-)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9000220

i can find no dufault at all :)
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9000358

I think I like racing all the sudden.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9000411

you guys are a riot,
when the women starting moving up to NASCAR they couldn't get sponsors...why can't one of the feminine care product companies sponsor them? I'm sure they make enough $ to do that.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9000541

She is gorgeous

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9000590

I saw her first!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 9, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9000768

starting horse racing in FL. Countdown for the Derby in May.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9000965

Victor you told us to ogle her!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9000976

Hee hee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9005558

One week until camps open! Spring is getting close!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9005734

truck day was last saturday for red sox nation

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 13, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9005739

& they have signed Ortiz for another year.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9005756

How old is he now?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 14, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9006128

50?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9006133

36 - you met fans should be nice it will be a long year for you :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 14, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9006141

Oh, yeah...it makes the season last 3 months longer! Our girls' basketball team won the league championship last night...I'm always super proud of our HS's teams, because they are the smallest HS in the league...just about the smallest in the state...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9006169

Congrats!

I think Big Papi is in that Luis Tiant category where he can be anywhere between 34 and 60.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9006215

i hope papi delivers like el tiant!

not like pedro or santana...:)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9007121

LINsanity again!! This is beyond incredible. Most points in first six starts since the NBA-ABA merger. The confidence to sink that game winner was just amazing. No longer embarrassed to be a Knicks fan. :-)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 14, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9007158

There are teams which have less talent than the Knicks. I don't think C. anthony will help. He will score a lot of points, but plays for himself.
Even talent doesn;t help if the players get hurt. Garnet is injured for the game tomorrow. the surprising thing about Lin is the pros didn't spot his ability.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 14, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9007163

Yes, Anthony has not been much of a team player. But since this guy has been PG, it's a much more balanced attack. Willbe interesting to see if CA adjusts.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 14, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9007185

Point gauards are supposed to pass & run the team. After all, he went to Harvard.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9009174

RIP Gary Carter. Great player. Class act.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9009177

Getting him was what really turned the team around. With Keith and Straw already there, it was the addition of Carter, at the perfect time to catch all those great young pitchers and lead with the bat and in the clubhouse, that proved to be the key. I remember him hitting a HR in his first game to win it. And good luck to anyone trying to take him out at the plate.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9009209

Funny - when I looked like this in '85 and wore a baseball cap, many told me it reminded them of Carter when they saw my hair sticking out the back.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9009335

Hey, I know that guy! :)
I'm not a sports WATCHER...rather play , but DGD is on two basketball teams so I have no choice. Tonight was her championship game, her team won 22 - 9. GO CHINA!!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9009369

Hate the Mets but I liked Gary Carter
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9009644

that is sad about carter - seemed like a good guy although overrated as a player as most NY sports "stars"

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9009647

Overrated? No way. Best catcher of his time. Heir to Bench.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9009656

Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan. (Bill probably thinks he was overrated. ;)) Born same year as me. We are just six weeks apart. Between the two of us, we have made millions. :-)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9009678

way overrated, aren't you a met's fan? do you remember carlton fisk?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9009685

Fisk was Bench's contemporary. Carter was after those two were past their prime.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9009715

wrong my dear mets fan - carter played from 74 - 92 and fisk played form 69 - 93

it took carter 7 times before getting into hof and fisk was in on second try (just missed first at 69%)

batting average fisk .269 carter .262
HR fisk 376 carter 324
RBI fisk 1330 carter 1225
Hits fisk 2356 carter 2082
slugging fisk .457 carter .439

fisk was included in 11 MVP voting over his career carter 7

i can go on or you can just look at http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cartega01.shtml

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9009718

Yeah - look at those stats! Pretty close and Fisk played WAY longer. By 1980, Fisk's best was behind him. Carter was in his prime then.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9009719

evidently the hof voters knew who was better over thier careers

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9009734

When did I say Carter was better than Fisk??

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9009738

DGD is the one holding the trophy on the floor, second one in from the left. She and one other girl are the only 6 graders to be picked for the varsity team. The big trophy goes in the glass case at her school and her personel trophy has center place on the mantle over the fireplace in the family room. :-)

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9009764

Way to go China! So glad they won...I loved Gary Carter...he was Mr. Hustle...that photo is spooky, Victor!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 17, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9009767

congratulations to the girls. I still have my recreation dept. ping pong trophy. the paddle has broken off, but never mind my kids can throw it out. Girls didn't have sports like that very often in my youth. Certainly we didn't have uniforms, just gym
clothes that I won't even describe.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9009783

Thank you Ladies. :)
LOL Iris, i've seen pictures of my DMIL in her gymnastic uniforms.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9009888

right here when you thought they were not contemporaries - "Overrated? No way. Best catcher of his time. Heir to Bench"

still sad to go at 57

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 17, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9009950

Bill- just heard on the noon news that Wakefield is going to retire. Announcement this afternoon. He has his 200 wins & he wasn't as effective last yr. I think he is 43.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9021896

1st time in 54 years the Daytona 500 postponed due to rain...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9021963

Danica in a bikini??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9024071

She doesn't look that great in one


Race didn't end till 1am, they had a MAJOR fire, idiot ran into the clean up truck, I couldn't keep my eyes open till the end

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2012
9:24 PM

Post #9024127

Yes, I would prefer she just leave hers off. ;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2012
9:48 PM

Post #9024144

you would!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 29, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9024471

Watched Uconn lose another...up 14 points in the second half, & lost it...they are soooo bad this year...hard to believe 1 player made such a difference last year...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 29, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9024742

When the player is the point guard, it does even in the pros.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 1, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9025618

Yes, Lin has made a difference...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9027205

I am starting to think no parents should be allowed at their kids' games.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/02/parent-tossed-from-high-school-hockey-game-for-aiming-laser-pointer-at-goalie/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2012
12:57 PM

Post #9027223

Yeah they should have to watch from home via satellite

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9027265

And folks wonder why kids have trouble in school...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #9027443

Wow!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/02/sport/football/saints-bounty-program/index.html

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9027564

Nasty.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9027570

DH was just telling me about that...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 2, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9027696

It is also very stupid when the other teams find out about it.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9027702

People need to be severely punished for this. Suspensions, lifetime bans, etc.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9033062

Looks like Santana had a good 1st start...hope he lasts into the the real season...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9033199

Red Sox are UNDEAFED!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9033573

They won ...what? one?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9033601

Undeafed? is that like rehearing?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9033682

That would be 3 in a row :) do not know about today

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9044710

Wow - one and done for the defending champs, UCONN.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9045131

Didn't pick them in my bracketology...I knew they would be knocked out...too many lazy players on the inside, too small guards trying to do it all...doesn't work...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9045976

saw some upsets yesterday. Lots of people have their brackets messed up now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9046246

Oh yeah. Doubt anyone had Lehigh!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 17, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9046277

DH will have to watch the news on the old set as Wisconsin plays at 6:10.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 17, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9046367

There have been 7 upsets so far...I only picked 3 :>(

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9046441

Can I brag a little bit? DD was awarded the Coaches Award at the Indoor Track Banquet. She had a spectacular race when she outran two state champions. Coach said she gave them windburn on their shouders. The award was also for four years of dedication to running. She came a very long way from being a floppy, premature baby and a toddler that always sat down.

Next competitive sport concerns who can post the best prom dresses on the Facebook prom dress wall. No guys are asking yet, but they're all buying their dresses now so they won't have to worry about duplicating someone else's. Seems we ought to be choosing brackets on this one.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9046444

Great - congrats! My son is doing track for the first time this spring. What is her distance?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9046519

Wisc. won, Mom can breathe now! Quite the nail biter.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 17, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9046528

It would help if the Badgers would make their free throws. Tired, I guess.

Both jumper 2's sisters ran cross country. they are in their 40s so a long time ago.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2012
9:05 PM

Post #9046842

DD is a sprinter generally, often 600 m, but I think she was in a longer race for her surprise upset. She doesn't reveal her times. DS goes from 600 m to long distances when he can. XCountry and track are really great sports, though time consuming for the kids. The kids are wholesome, and it doesn't have the same social pressures as the team sports, which each of my kids eventually left behind. Don't know if they'll run in college clubs or teams yet.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 18, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9047257

Congrats to your DD, Rosemary! Love to see the kids run...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9047615

I admit it is a thrill, win or lose, because they look so purposeful, young and attractive. Wish I could have been there for that special race that happened in Boston. This is our last season now. Maybe they'll change their minds and run in college. Course I wouldn't mind if they joined an orchestra there either. Guidance and letting them go--such a delicate balance, and it comes of up kid sports regularly.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9051439

Tebow a Jet!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 21, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9051495

He might be better at a running back. They say 'down' on Sanchez. What they expect from a QB who only had one yer of college experience.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9074738

Wow - Mets are 3-0 and both the Yanks and Red Sox are 0-3. Did I die and go to sports heaven?!! ;)

Big win for the Knicks too. Exciting finish.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 9, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9075406

The Waterbury paper this morning said "Let's Break Up the Mets" We should be so lucky...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9075415

Ha ha! I am sure Pelfry will end the streak promptly tonight.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9075422

Cleveland won last night, after losing their first 2.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 9, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9075733

Pelfrey is unpredictable for sure...he has brilliant flashes, then he forgets how to pitch...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 9, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9075959

Hubby is super happy at how well the Mets are doing and how bad the Phillies are
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9076124

DH is a Pirates fan so was happy!
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2012
11:34 PM

Post #9076567

The Red Sox finally won a game! Now the Boston media can take a deep breath and stop trying to convince all of Red Sox nation that the sky is falling.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2012
5:20 AM

Post #9076660

you have that right gsox - dan shaughnessy should be held under some dirty water...at least until he turns blue!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 10, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9076679

UN-DE-FEAT-ED!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9076681

:)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9076707

You guys think the Boston press is bad? Try NY!
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9077297

The press in New York is probably just as critical as the Boston media, but it seems to me like the Boston media actually tries to incite panic and make things worse. They are just feeding the neuroses of the Bostan fan base.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9077301

Same here. Especially with the Yankees.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9078055

i agree with your summary gsox - do not have enough knowledge of the NY writers although in national press they are always compared to each other as the worst in the game.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 11, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #9078064

Well, the Mets slide begins...it was fun while it lasted!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9078066

Yes, and same old injured Wright.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 11, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9078074

Yep...team seemed stunned last night...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9078112

And I think it's time to give up on Bay.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9078148

4 games in - you should write for one of the NY papers :) Nick Cafaldo one of the best writers here in Boston is predicting good things for Bay this year now that he is healthy again.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 11, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9078459

He may be healthy but his timing is way off...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9092106

O-M-G! 9-0 turned into 15-9.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9092125

What's funny is that when the Sox were up 9-1 or whatever I told my husband they would find a way to lose that game. I don't get booing the manager, though. Boo the bullpen. Oh well, at least the cutaway to the perfect game was cool.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9092127

Ah - so it was YOUR fault!
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9092133

Yep, it was! We will also have a frost now that everything in the garden has come ahead of schedule...blame it on me! My motto- expect the worst and you can never be disappointed. ;)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 21, 2012
9:27 PM

Post #9092364

easy to jump on - painful to lose

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 22, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9092691

Do you think that Epstein knew that there was not much pitching available & jumped ship in time? If it isn't good it was his fault, after all.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9092843

I do not think so - he just wanted to get out of the boston pressure cooker. Every year teams re-build their pitching staff and bullpen - still to early to panic - bard needs to go to the pen and start closing games.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 22, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9092900

And I thought I had seen it all with the Mets...oh, wait...I have!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9092982

Knew Valentine would not go over big there. He is a major flake.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9092984

come on only 14 games into the season!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9093053

Years with the Mets. I know him too well!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 22, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9093094

Yeah, but I think I would take him over Collins...sometimes he looks disinterested in the game...well, I probably would, too...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9093105

Yes, not a fan of Collins either. I liked Davey.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 23, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9094275

I liked Gil Hodges!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9094338

Yes!
gamekeeper
New Boston, NH

April 23, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9094380

Don't feel in the spirit this year with the Red Sox after last seasons flop ,haven't watched a game.Rather read my gardening books.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2012
9:48 AM

Post #9094392

I'm not all that impressed with Valentine yet either. In fact, I think he's cost the Red Sox a couple victories already. But the fans booing him when really it was the bullpen choking made me feel bad for Bobby V. Just a little bit. But then I remember that he's probably making 3 or 4 million a year to get booed. I'd take that job.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 23, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9095117

He didn't hire the pitching staff. Dicekay (phoentic spelling) has been a butst. but then all the teams were after him. Someone from Japan told a friend that he was looked on as arogaunt there. You can understand why he was tacked on to a certain training system, but could not change to a different number of games. I think that they will have to rebuild.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9098494

Did you hear our governor talking about the Nets??? ROTFL
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31751_162-57419608-10391697/n.j-governor-chris-christie-to-the-nbas-nets-good-riddance/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9098498

He is hilarious!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9099341

Go Rangers!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9101609

Does the sport of Cycling ever come up here? I've taken up bicycling with a passion. The first 5 miles killed me. Now my daily ride is twice that and I feel great.
Andy P

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9101686

good for you, Andy. I always try to follow the Tour de France when it's on.

This message was edited Apr 28, 2012 7:38 PM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 29, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9102679

I was thinking about it Andy, but I live in a very hilly area...I'd have to drive to a bike trail to ride...
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9103656

Hi, Robin. Hills are fun half the time, lol. Hills are strength builders, just click to a lower gear.
Cycling has improved my mood, strength, confidence and forced me to cut way down on the beer. Spectator sports are fine but there's nothing like getting out there to push yourself. Get the endorphins flowing, know what I mean.
It's been too windy for riding lately but today is perfect. I need a destination, something like a dozen miles round trip.
The herring run (fish ladder) in West Bridgewater MA was 12.5 miles round trip. Not too hilly and mostly on smooth wide sidewalks.
Andy P

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9104094

Biking is great exercise.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 30, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9104504

That looked like a fun ride, Andy!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9105335

I really wanted to take a long ride yesterday but a major home landscaping project kept it short. I also wanted to try out my new 'clip on your glasses' rear view mirror. Messing with adjustments ruined the first few miles until I stopped for a pic and removed it. Knowing it would be a short ride, I did not wear riding shorts. Six or seven miles is the limit without the shorts. I got home unfulfilled.
Andy P

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 1, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9105696

Sorry, Andy...it is a spiffy bike!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9105735

The bike was my older sisters, I inherited it last Fall. She rode well into her 70s. Tough old bird.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 1, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9105969

Yay for tough old birds...I hope that's what folks say about me!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9120045

What a catch!

http://m.wimp.com/greatcatch/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9120056

Tonight the Mets play their 8000th game.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
2:38 PM

Post #9120134

Great catch but is that actual professional frisbee? Really?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9120145

Guess so. Would love to play!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 11, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9120184

love frisbee - still play on the beach by myself just fire it into the wind and wait for it to come back

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 11, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9120239

All those Mets games & no no-hitters :>( Can't believe that guy caught up to the Frisbee...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9120259

Yes, no no-no's. saw a few one hitters with Seaver and Gooden.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 11, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9120264

Ah, the good old days!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 12, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9121462

Rangers!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 12, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #9121630

Celtics by one!!!! They scared the dickens out of me.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 13, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9122430

Mets need a new bullpen...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9122437

I see the Sox beat up on the Indians. DH is crying here.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 13, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9122462

Yes - horrible pen and worse closer!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 13, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9122553

The red sox need to keep going. The older pitchers have a rotten attitude in spite of their skills, figuring what they do (playing golf with have misses a start on their off day doesn't affect the club. New blood is needed.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9122938

new blood or a kick in the...really just beckett the others look like they are trying

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 14, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9122945

Our pastor volunteered to pitch for them...said he couldn't do much worse!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 14, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9123044

He doesn't seem to realize that you can get hurt playing golf as well as pitching.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9123125

especially while playing golf with greasy fingers from eating chicken :)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 14, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9123513

& beer in the other hand.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 27, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9140493

Went to see the Boulders play last night. Amazing game against Jose Canseco and the Worcester Tornadoes. Their pitcher had a perfect game through 7 1/3rd, but did not make it out of the inning! Boulders came back and won 6-4. Canseco got lots of ribbing.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 27, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9140698

Sounded like a great game...good pitching, then lots of hitting! Amazed at the Mets...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9148496

FINALLY a no-hitter for the Mets! Was not watching the game, but luckily my friend alerted me and I saw the 9th. Saw quite a few one-hitters over the years.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 2, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9148747

I watched it all! It's like an evil spell has been broken...although it really was a one-hitter...Beltran's liner clearly hit the foul line, the ump blew it, but then I'm sure they blew other calls in no hitters as well...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9149823

Hubby said he can finally die happy

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 3, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9150364

My stepdaughter's DH is a rabid Mets fan...he was stuck in the Miami airport due to T-storms, and missed the whole game!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9150576

it should have been a one-hitter

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #9150613

Spoiler!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 3, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9150663

The ump had chalk dust in his eyes...thank God...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9151434

good one marilyn!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 4, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9151508

& see the refs for the Celtics game. Pierce fouled out & I guess the calls evened as L.James fouled out, his first time in the playoffs. 2nd overtime, but this time the Celtics won.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 4, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9151553

I'm rooting for the Celtics, Iris, but they're getting old, & I think the Heat will beat them...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 4, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9151558

Someone wrote in the paper 'Enjoy Kevin Garnet while he is still active.' If they had managed the first overtime game (without Paul Pierce) they would be up 3-1. It would be helpful if the refs would let them play (both teams).

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 4, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9151560

I think they start making the calls during the playoffs...usually they are more lenient...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9151666

that was Bob Ryan iris who wrote that in the Sunday Globe. officating has been tough on the celtics in this series.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9151792

Hate the Heat, so going for anyone they are playing.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 4, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9152111

One great reason that I dislike the Heat is that I dislike Pat Riley. I think one reason that Wade missed a 3 pt shot at the end of the game is that he too is tired. they have been setting a double team on him.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9152161

Agree on both counts. I m also not convinced James is the real deal at crunch time.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 4, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9152467

Both James & Paul Pierce had fouled out. That's not what the fans want to see.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9154717

I see Boston won again last night. Yay!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 6, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9154733

old guys can do the same tricks.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 6, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9154840

One more to go! Same for LA Kings tonight. Put Jersey in their place! :-)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 6, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9154919

Go Celts...and Mets...stayed up through 11, glad I didn't watch the 12th...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9157707

Went to Trenton Thunder game tonight cause they played the Mets(Mets won)
The Thunder's mascot took hubby's Mets hat and was "beating" him with it...it was soooooo funny!!!!!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 9, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9158325

Happy the Mets won, so many of the minor league players are getting called up because of the injuries...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9161470

Ouch - Devils routed. Will probably be riots in LA.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 12, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9162464

Why not? It's a Tuesday...nothing better to do...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9162508

Go Thunder. Beat the Heat!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 13, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9163321

Yes, would love to see the Thunder win...blowout by the Mets...haven't seen one in a long time!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 13, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9163328

At least the thunder held home court last night. Seeing their energy I don't think the Celtics could have beat them. But Celtics stayed ahead of the Heat for 3 quarters, which considering the shortened & injured roster was a good job.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 13, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9163342

Yes, great start. Durant just took over.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2012
9:13 PM

Post #9165738

Hubby is taking the kids and his dad to the Mets game Friday night

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 15, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9166031

Hope they continue their winning ways!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 18, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9170672

Kent State just eliminated Florida in the College Worls Series. Everyone is happy in Ohio!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9170704

Congrats!

Wow - the Mets' RA Dickey is on another planet these days!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9170742

Wow! Back to back one-hitters! Unreal.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 19, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9171297

I rooted for Kent St., Jumper! Yes, I watched the Mets last night, & when I saw the hit I was like "Oh, no, but maybe it will be another one-hitter" I was right!
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9171470

The Yankees haven't lost a game in forever and it doesn't look like they ever will again. (Yes, as a matter of fact, I am trying to jinx them.)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9180100

i am sick about the red sox trading youk yesterday - he was a great player for them and he will be just a good for the white sox. i understand that middlebrooks has been great, still he is un-proven and has not seen the same pitchers twice yet. youk has had some injury problems lately although nothing that says he will continue to break down in my opinion.

what really annoys me is that the red sox pick up 4.4 mill of the remaining 6.6 on his contract this year - and the players they got in return are marginal. If you are willing to eat that kind on money just keep him on the team. i hope this does not come back to bite them!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9180164

Yes, I was surprised to hear that.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 25, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9180180

I don't think that Bobby V. liked him. although Youk wasn't helpful in his attitude. yes watch one of the r. sox get injured so he would be needed.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9180227

i agree lucy Bobby V. called him out early for not being committed enough - which is scary since youk was one of the hardest workers on the team - and youk being youk let him know he was wrong. not convinced he had a bad attitude - just a hard nosed player - did a lot of charity work and will be missed.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9180234

Told you Bobby V is a moron.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9180320

yep you did - he has done a nice job with the pitching staff here - i think that was just him trying to motivate players without really knowing the guy he picked on.

he should be calling out our china doll, jacoby ellsbury, he they can trade, one good year, and two years of life on the dl.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9180351

He chooses people to pick on. He went after one Mets pitcher for not getting enough sleep and he would not stop! He is a weird dude.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9180604

I love(d) Youkilis too but I understand why they traded him from the baseball management aspect. Middlebrooks is hitting more than 100 points better than him and has been the second best hitter on the team since he was called up. And they are starting to get healthy in the outfield again so they couldn't keep trotting A-Gon out to RF.

That said, I still think Bobby V is a moron blowhard and if I had my choice, I'd rather have both Youkilis and Francona still on the team.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 25, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9180606

I agree!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9180702

I went to a Mets game way back in the late 70's when Bobby V was a bench player on the Mets. We had front row seats from my friend's mom's job. He was an a**hole letting kids feel his biceps. Creepy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 26, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9181606

Huge ego!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9181832

by the way how come the mets could not beat the yankee's ???

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9181852

Because they have no bullpen.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 26, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9182057

Too many injuries...playing with guys called up from Buffalo...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9182822

they beat them the 1st game
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9185791

Tennis referee's now get a decible meter to monitor noise levels of grunting of the players. Whats next? Football when the players gets ram rodded and grunt? This world has absolutley gone crazy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

June 29, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9185821

Just weird...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 29, 2012
5:38 AM

Post #9185856

then they have to analyze it to death and then they'll be discussions on who has the loudest grunt, why can't they just play and we watch?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 29, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9186514

I would rather watch without the grunting. You wouldn't hear it in football.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 29, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9186571

Yes, it's really annoying.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9189014

a little noise is not a big deal - shows they are trying

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9189128

Yes, but not on the tennis court...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9189614

un-button the collar and relax

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 2, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9189733

Hate hearing the grunts during the big tournaments on TV. Takes away from the fun especially when it echos at the stadiums.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9189941

Watched the sox game yesterday - After Pedroia hit his home run to tie the game in the 8th Nick Punto met him at the top of the dugout steps and shouts "now that's what I am F'ing taking about!" He was too fast for the sound man:) On replay it was cleaned up
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9189985

I pick up something very heavy I gunt. Not to make noise but to gather some extra adrenalin or whatever.

Dont weight lifters grunt?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9216294

Are you kidding me?!! Yankees get Ichiro for two minor league players?!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 24, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9216685

Oh, didn't hear that...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9216723

and he helped the yanks beat seatle last night

please pray for the red sox

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 24, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9216871

Yeah, Mets, too! They are slip sliding away!
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9217613

I'm praying for the Red Sox but I don't know what to pray for anymore.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 25, 2012
3:41 AM

Post #9217711

Come on, it's a sporting season. Just pray that no one gets hurt. Game results are the players fault.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9217777

pray for lester and beckett - if they turn around we'll be ok
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9218050

irisMA, if that's the case, we should have started praying a lot sooner given all the injuries the Red Sox have suffered this year.

I agree with you, Bill. Lester and Beckett are the biggest problems for the Red Sox right now. Their offense is #2 in runs scored in all of baseball - just one run behind the Texas Rangers. If they had some decent starting pitching this team would be a legitimate contender.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9218448

Went to watch the Mets lose again today. Pitching is horrible. Offense is inconsistent.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 25, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9218540

Watched until the 5th inning...couldn't take any more!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9218551

Had a golden opportunity in the 8th. Bases loaded and no outs. Only plated one!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 26, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9219111

Seems to me like they've given up already...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 29, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9223069

You guys watching the Olympics?? I am - on and off.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 29, 2012
8:58 PM

Post #9223169

Most of the time. We were away today, but watched tonight. I want to get the equestrian on NBC sports tomorrow morning.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 30, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9223338

Pretty much...I like the swimming, gymnastics, & rowing...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9223414

I am, have been watching since I was a kid. Love the gymnastics and we record it so the girls can watch it in the morning.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9223495

beach volleyball:)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9223541

I have always watched also.

Lots of glitches - empty seats, hardly any live coverage, skipping certain parts of the opening, etc.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9223583

Swimming and gymnastics
My son was getting into it this year

Noticed last night they never posted a score, and of course, as always, questioning the scoring on the women's gymnastics

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9223588

How about that 16 yr old Chinese female swimmer with the ludicrous winning time?? You know they are doping.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9223592

Don't they have mandatory testing? Maybe something that's not showing up in the test

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9223605

It's always a cat and mouse game with new drugs.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9223653

Duh!!!!!!

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19145181/brazilian-judoka-breaks-olympic-medal-in-shower

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9223697

I watch whenever I can. Taped the eventing- cross-country as I was at work.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9223710

"the part holding the medal's string broke"

Must have been made in china
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9223730

LOL! Good one, Jen.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9223843

Last time Olympic gold medals actually made of gold was 1912!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 30, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9224062

What are they...plastic?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9224074

Chocolate.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 30, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9224347

Don't they wish.

I was able to watch the equistrian event this morning.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9224358

Ludicrous that NBC had Twitter suspend the account of a vocal critic!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
9:47 PM

Post #9224426

do they own twitter?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

July 31, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9224599

No 'free speech' today! Not really...
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9224718

Don't look now, but the Red Sox have won 3 in a row!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9224772

No, they don't own them.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9224793

you know it is bad when you post about a 3 game win streak - on a better note yanks have lost 8 of last 11

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9224806

So how do they have the power to suspend an account at a different company?...it's not a $ issue

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9224810

They asked and Twitter did it.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9224839

weird

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9224855

Their 'justification' was that the reporter tweeted the email address of the NBC exec. However, it was his public, corporate email, easily found with a basic search.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9224887

Twitter reinstated the guy's acct.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #9225590

Hey Wha - did I say 3 games in a row? I meant 4!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9225982

Badminton scandal!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9225984

$9K tax bill from the IRS if you win a gold medal. Nice thank you.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9226055

That's an interesting piece of news, Victor. I read the Washington Times article on that and didn't realize that gold medal winners also received $25,000 in cash and that the gold value in the medal is only about $675. That means there is only about 1/3 an ounce of gold in those gold medals.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/31/picket-olympics-math-medal-winners-pay-9000-irs/

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9230326

Incredible run for Phelps! Wow.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 5, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9230436

Yes, wonderful way to finish a career...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9230479

I agree with Michael Johnson regarding the amputee with the spring-loaded blades in the 400. Unfair advantage.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 5, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9230483

Isn't that why there is a Para-olympics?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9230496

Used to be!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9230527

He didn't make the finals.

I am really looking fwd to the 100m final.

And no photo quite shows the theme of the games like this. Sportsmanship, comradery, friendship...

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9230685

he is also going to the para-games - makes no sense. Sports Illustrated had an interesting story on the controversy of if he has an advantage or not in the last issue. it got into the bio-mechanics of running, stride length, and foot pressure. it is pretty clear he is not equal to a normal elite runner and think he does have an advantage.

still pretty incredible technology has us even discussing this.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
4:16 PM

Post #9230714

True - no argument there. The energy-boosting ability of those blades makes it unfair.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
9:02 PM

Post #9231029

Love the sprints, but cannot take the sprinters these days. They are all cocky idiots.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
11:17 PM

Post #9231072

Haven't seen any interviews with them


Why is badminton an Olympic sport?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 6, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9231250

why not? Have you seen their tapes?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9231276

you need that mentality in the sprints to be successful

it is not the energy boost, in fact they register much lower pressure than a normal elite athlete - what they allow is a much faster stride - all humans have almost the same stride from grammy to kindergarten, it is the pressure when the foot hits the ground that is the difference maker - that is why it is strange how fast his stride is compared to normal runners.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #9231520

I like badminton! A favorite game of mine as a kid, I could have been a contender :) We've been playing it with the girls.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9231522

No - I meant boost in the blade, Bill. The springiness of it allows it to absorb energy on impact and then 'catapult' when they push off.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9231523

Who's ready for beach sumo?!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 6, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9231576

Uh...maybe not!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9231579

Saw a very funny piece on 'if all Olympic sports were photographed like beach volleyball'!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 6, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9231584

There were some studly men in the beach volleyball competition...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9231647

the boost in the blade does not give an advantage - when the article is available on line i will post it.

i even have my wife cheering for beach volleyball - great matches so far

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9232009

A racewalker was found to be doping! That's almost as funny as the false start in the 1500m swim!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 6, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9232119

Not too bright!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9232401

Soccer game today was most exciting match I have ever watched. Instant classic.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 6, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9232449

certainly the US was using their head, ☺

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 7, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9232774

And I missed it!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9232864

saw the second half on replay last night - great game - accept for the players that kept falling and staying down - then miraculously were able to get on thier feet and continue ot play - both sides were pulling this obviously to give the teams breathers.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9233668

So glad they protested Ally's balance beam score, gotta love Bella!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 7, 2012
9:39 PM

Post #9233769

It's tough on all the gymnastics who work so hard.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9233771

Glad we got more medals! The women (girls, really) have been great.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 7, 2012
9:44 PM

Post #9233775

You're not 'girls ' when you are 32 & 34. I admit you are when you are 18. Even I can remember that.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9233950

great beach volleyball match yesterday between china and US

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9234184

Glad Ally got the bronze but felt so bad for the other girl, what a disappointment to think you have it then get it taken away. I wonder if when that happens they should both get one (???)

I'm sick of volleyball!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9234188

not me - i think the beach volleyball is the most exciting event in the olympics!
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9234197

I agree with Wha. And not just because of the bikinis!

I like that beach volleyball requires a mix of power and finesse. I like that it requires the players to be in total sync with each other. I also like that it's one of the few Olympic sports that you can watch and know exactly what is going on and know when someone has screwed up.

When I watch the gymnasts do their vaults and uneven bars all I can think is "wow, that looked good to me." The only time I recognize a screw up is when they don't nail their landings.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9234208

Yes, beach volleyball is very tough. Lots to cover with only two people.

Are there gymnasts in these games that old, Lucy??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
10:24 AM

Post #9234279

The chick from Romania is 24, she's the oldest, I think

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9234283

The Russian one who wears all the glitter always looks like she wants to kill someone.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9234285

With their hair pulled back so severe they all scare me

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9234443

Glitter girl thinks she looks sexy with her perennial pout! I saw her push a coach away though, so I think she's a toughie...I'm glad the score was protested...the American gymnast did a much more complicated routine, I think it was a little favoritism because of the Romanians age...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9234453

She pushed the coach away more than once.

All the US girls are cute on this team.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9234525

there is a german gymnist that was 42 i believe - originally from one of the soviet countries i think. she was in the team competition.

up until a couple years ago i use to play 2 on 2 vball - great workout - all you hear here when it is on is great dig - nice bump - great, good dink, blocked!, and way to cover. women seem to be more exciting than the men because of the longer volleys.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9234531

Yes - the longer volleys does it for me...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9234537

Cuban quality control!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/wnbc/video/track-and-field/highlight-lazaro-borges-snaps-his-pole.html

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9234540

Latest results, if you want to know.

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-olympics

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 8, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9234547

Scary stuff for that Cuban! I knew I didn't like the pole vault!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 8, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9234642

I can't stand beach volleyball. I didn't like regular volleyball when we played it in school.

Certainly women's basketball has changed. When I played it was still half court.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9234670

pole must have been made in china that is our catch phrase in the house when something breaks along with "cheap chinese crap!"
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9234695

Thank God...Football is back. No other sport even comes close to how I feel about football. Go Patriots! Give every fan of every other team even more reason to hate us...I feed off it.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9234963

No sport that I detest more than football...don't even get me started ☺

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9235104

Pfft
Niners fan here but the family likes the Giants

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2012
8:51 PM

Post #9235105

Jets!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 9, 2012
4:06 AM

Post #9235263

Packers
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9235362

that is un-american ronny! :)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9235564

I know Bill :( I'll try harder
I like hockey if that makes it better!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9235671

now we are talkin!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9235714

I like hockey too, but it's Canadian!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9235729

I like hockey but in person not on tv
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9235734

I'm heading to Boston in September with a few of my baseball-loving friends. We have tickets to the Red Sox / Yankees series. On Wedneseday night we've got Green Monster seats! I'm pretty excited.

I've only been to Boston once before. . . any recommendations on what to do while we are there? We won't have a lot of time because we'll be going to the games at night but we'd like to do some fun things during the days. I've done some of the more touristy things already like the Freedom Trail. Is the Sam Adams brewery tour worth it? How about the view from the top of the Prudential building?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9235743

Eat in the north end!!!
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9235836

If you really like good beer, then the Sam Adams brewery is fantastic.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 9, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9236036

Aquarium?
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9236059

Victor - what kind of food do they have in the North End? All kinds?

Dosetaker - I think that the Sam Adams tour has climbed to the top of our list of things to do aside from take in the baseball games.

Robindog - is the aquarium pretty good? We have the Monterey Bay aquarium not too far from here but it might be cool to see an East Coast take on the ocean.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9236067

ITALIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 9, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9236172

The aquarium is quite nice & probably different. There is also Old Ironsides if you haven't already seen it.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9236258

Arnold arboretum might be nice too.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 9, 2012
9:12 PM

Post #9236321

right. Not much parking there, however.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 10, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9236512

I love the NE Aquarium...I think they have the best shark tank around...
Dosetaker
Mason, NH
(Zone 5b)

August 10, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9236698

Only trouble I have with the aquarium is that its always very crowded there. But the displays they have are top notch.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9236777

I'll start a new one.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9236885

lakers get dwight howard

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 10, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9237042

We will only see him a couple times a yr. If Phila is improved, Celtics will have to deal with that.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9427178

http://www.wgbhnews.org/post/greater-boston-video-marty-meehan


Watch this clip if you are interested in the story about U Mass Lowell joining Division I. They'll be in the league with UVM, UNH...except NO FOOTBALL. That would have had Title 9 problems and it's very expensive. I find the UML enthusiasm and vision to be contagious. And the students have amazing school spirit.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
10:27 AM

Post #9429862

Boogity boogity boogity let's go racing boys!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9429978

Let's keep the cars INSIDE the track!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 24, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9430138

Mets had a nice win...hope it won't be there last!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9430145

or at least the pieces of it!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9430150

Wheeler looks good, Marilyn.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 25, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9430682

Agreed...also like Cowgill...

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