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Counting the Hours to Opening Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 7, 2015

Draftkings has their mlb contests up for opening day and I’ve spent the last 2 hours looking at what each player costs. This probably doesn’t interest any of you.

But at the top right of their homepage there’s a box that says “Contest Goes Live in:” and next to that it says 717:59:03

So we’ve only got 717 hours to go before real baseball is back and all is right again in the world.

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  1. Irish Kevin said, on March 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I wish that was my Retirement date clock!! 😜😜😜

  2. Bozo said, on March 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    And Houston, you still have a problem.

  3. Irish Kevin said, on March 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

    So it looks like Bochy is going to rotate Aoki, Perez and Blanco in right field for spring training. He also says he is not going to platoon RF. He will settle on one player for the regular season.

    • Irish Kevin said, on March 7, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Let me ammend that one player in RF till Hunter gets back.

    • Bozo said, on March 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      I think Maxwell will be getting a look as well.

    • Hargesheimer said, on March 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      What about Bowker?

  4. Nipper said, on March 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    It sure feels like Spring today. Damn where’s my Claritin?

  5. Alleykat said, on March 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Hunter has always shown class and sportsmanship. Some other players should take notice of.

    Really thoughtful of him to let Corey Black no,that it’s just “baseball and these things happen” and “Don’t slow down!
    Also props to Black, to get back quickly to Pence and apologize. Shows a lot of class as well at a young age.He seemed very remorseful , and hoping for a speedy recovery going forward.

    • blade3colorado said, on March 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Agree AK. Did anyone from Black’s Tweeter minions, get back to Flavor and “ease his mind?” lqtm . . . 🙂

  6. Alleykat said, on March 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Lqtm as well Blade😃
    Doubt anyone of them will add BF to their Christmas Card list🎄

  7. eddacker said, on March 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I had already seen the story of Hunter tweeting Black and Black saying thanks when I read the tweets posted here. The only thing I thought was, “poor guys, not knowing the truth and being so emotional about nothing.”
    Nice round of applause for every strike TL threw. Krukow back on the air. It’s all good.

    • Hargesheimer said, on March 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      As long as Timmeh maintains his ERA around 9, it’s all good…

      • zumiee said, on March 7, 2015 at 9:24 pm

        Anybody that saw Timmy pitch today on the Comcast broadcast knows that he pitched well. He did give up two runs, but one of the runs was a guy who struck out, and Sanchez didn’t stop the ball from rolling away between his legs. The other run was on a pretty good pitch, an outside fastball the batter hit to rightfield, a flyball that would have been a can of corn at a lot of MLB ballparks. 5 of the 6 outs were strikeouts. His specialty pitches had good downward movement.

      • Hargesheimer said, on March 8, 2015 at 12:12 am

        If he can match last year’s record, that’s the most anybody can hope for. Somebody might make him an NRI next spring, and he could still bounce around a few years more.

  8. zumiee said, on March 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Belt had a couple of good rips today. He hit a scorching double off the wall, and then later in the game he flew out to the warning track on a ball he just barely missed squaring up. He looks primed to go 20-30 HRs this season; the pace he was on last year before the broken thumb.

    • Bozo said, on March 8, 2015 at 5:53 am

      Zumiee, Here is a blog on baseball books, thought you might enjoy.
      http://books.mlblogs.com/

      • zumiee said, on March 8, 2015 at 8:16 am

        Thanks! It looks very cool! It’s going to be a great resource.

      • zumiee said, on March 8, 2015 at 8:31 am

        I recently read John Thorn’s book “Baseball: Our Game,” on my Kindle. It’s only 54 pages long. I was curious to see how good a writer Thorn is, because he’s listed as “MLB’s official historian,” whatever that means. The book IS well-written; it’s a nice concise history of baseball, with a focus on the evolution of pro baseball, written in a nice flowing prose style.
        Thorn also appears in Ken Burns’ baseball documentary, and he appears occasionally on the MLB Network.

  9. Nipper said, on March 8, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Hark! It’s dark outside!

    • stickman said, on March 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Nipster: It’s called Daylight Savings Time. Enjoy the nice long evenings and yet another sign of spring. From near twenty below just a few days ago, my Northwoods Minnesota area will bask in 53 degree heat by Wednesday. Time for shorts and tank tops.

      • Nipper said, on March 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        I hear the bears are waking up and already paying people visits in CA. How’s Minn. bears?

  10. zumiee said, on March 8, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    This little video made me chuckle. It pokes fun at John Thorn (and maybe all historians) and pokes fun at ’70s baseball cards:


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