It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:55 am


MLB 2017

The place to talk about Cricket, F1, NFL, NBA and any other sport you might have a thing for
  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

MLB 2017

PostWed Apr 02, 2014 10:25 am

On the basis that:

a) there hasn't been a post on this forum for over two weeks, and

b) all the US sports have threads devoted to them apart from the one that is actually interesting,

I thought I'd start a baseball one as the season has just started.

I see 'my' team the Mariners head the AL West with two wins out of two. This is, of course, quite usual and we can probably expect another couple of wins in the next two games before the slump starts. Expect to be below .500 before the month is out and to stay that way for the rest of the season.
Last edited by Capybara on Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:29 am, edited 3 times in total.
Offline
User avatar

Barney Rubble

Alan Peacock

  • Posts: 2275
  • Twitter: @andyrubble666

Re: MLB 2014

PostTue Apr 08, 2014 4:24 pm

Wow you sounded very Americanised there Mr Bara.

Just waiting for someone to say its just rounders.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostWed Apr 16, 2014 9:28 am

It's going as predicted. After a good start in which they topped the division for a few days it seems to be at the stage where if they win one they can be expected to lose the next and they are already 2.5 games behind. Within the next couple of weeks they should be in 'if they lose one will they lose the next?' territory and set for a fourth place 20+ games behind finish.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostTue Apr 22, 2014 11:34 am

In fact the prediction turned out to be over-optimistic. The Mariners are on a 7-game losing streak and are on .368 and 6 games behind already. Season over and it's not even May.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostTue Sep 09, 2014 7:20 pm

Whisper it, but the Mariners are in with a serious chance of a Wild Card spot this year. That should put the mockers on it.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostSun Sep 28, 2014 9:02 am

One game to go. Possibly. A win today and a loss for Oakland and the Mariners go into a play-off. A play-off for a place in the play-offs :?
Offline
User avatar

Barney Rubble

Alan Peacock

  • Posts: 2275
  • Twitter: @andyrubble666

Re: MLB 2014

PostFri Oct 31, 2014 12:14 pm

Right winner ?
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostFri Oct 31, 2014 6:03 pm

Dunno really. Baseball hasn't been on proper telly for ages so I haven't seen any for years. Given that the Giants are, presumably, a 'big' club, I would probably have been rooting for the Royals, despite my republican (not Republican) leanings.
Offline
User avatar

WalterWhite

Ian Baird

  • Posts: 399
  • Twitter: @fannybatter78

Re: MLB 2014

PostSun Nov 16, 2014 8:37 pm

What's the story behind you picking The Mariners, Capy?
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostMon Nov 17, 2014 6:23 pm

Nothing more interesting than that I went there. I found myself in Seattle for two nights in 1995 and the Mariners were playing Detroit Tigers. A couple of friends were interested in baseball so I went along to see what it was all about. A brewpub over the road helped. I went back the following year and saw five games. Ken Griffey Jr, Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson et al though I didn't get to see Randy Johnson pitch. I was interviewed on live local TV queuing for tickets and was recognised by a local in a store later the same day. There's more left of Ayresome Park than the Kingdome these days.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2014

PostMon Nov 17, 2014 7:10 pm

Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2015

PostTue Apr 07, 2015 8:46 am

Off and running again and the Mariners have started with their traditional first-day win. To be followed by the usual slump no doubt.
Offline
User avatar

Barney Rubble

Alan Peacock

  • Posts: 2275
  • Twitter: @andyrubble666

Re: MLB 2015

PostTue Apr 07, 2015 10:36 am

Still can't get into it, but it's ahead of Basketball in my preferred US sports.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2015

PostTue Jun 09, 2015 8:29 am

Image
Offline
User avatar

Barney Rubble

Alan Peacock

  • Posts: 2275
  • Twitter: @andyrubble666

Re: MLB 2015

PostFri Jun 12, 2015 11:21 am

:mrgreen:
Offline
User avatar

quizeye

Kris Boyd

  • Posts: 101

Re: MLB 2015

PostFri Jul 17, 2015 6:14 pm

I'll be with you once Le Tour has finished. Even I can't manage two five-hour events per day.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2015

PostThu Oct 15, 2015 11:48 am

You see I'm that interested that I've missed the end of the regular season and most of the playoffs. Let's hope the eventual winners come from the American League, that's all I can say.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2015

PostMon Nov 02, 2015 10:32 am

And they did. And not a mention, that I've heard, on normal TV and wireless. It got a mention last year on Radio Five, but not even that this year. It's like the game no longer exists.
Offline
User avatar

quizeye

Kris Boyd

  • Posts: 101

Re: MLB 2015

PostMon Nov 02, 2015 4:38 pm

I binned BT Sport when they started charging for it. Which provided a similarly interesting insight into how visible baseball is in this country if you're not looking for it.

In fact, although I saw a few tweets this morning about the end of the WS, I'm still not totally sure who won (or who was in it). If pushed without checking I'd say Kansas City Royals.

Edit. Checked. Must have seeped in somehow. One better than last year.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostTue Apr 05, 2016 8:37 am

So the Mariners have broken with tradition by losing their first game. What can this mean? At least they haven't peaked early. Will they peak at all?
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostMon Apr 11, 2016 5:36 pm

A brief table-topping peak last week, followed by the inevitable downward slide, with a sweep by the eternally-errantly-apostrophised Athletics.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostThu May 05, 2016 8:42 am

:eek:

West W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK
Seattle 16 11 .593 - - 8-2 W3
Texas 15 13 .536 1.5 - 5-5 L2
LA Angels 13 15 .464 3.5 2.0 5-5 W1
Oakland 13 16 .448 4.0 2.5 3-7 L4
Houston 10 18 .357 6.5 5.0 4-6 W2
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostFri May 27, 2016 10:37 am

Offline
User avatar

Barney Rubble

Alan Peacock

  • Posts: 2275
  • Twitter: @andyrubble666

Re: MLB 2016

PostMon Oct 17, 2016 11:03 am

Quite a lot I guess ...
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostTue Oct 18, 2016 8:36 am

Well, predictably they went on a losing run and dropped down the standings. But then a strong run towards the end of the season put them in with a chance of a wild card place. They were still in with an outside chance going into the last weekend of the regular season but the results went against them and they ended a game short. Best season for a long while.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostWed Nov 02, 2016 9:53 am

Right on cue I heard the first bit of news on the 2016 season on Radio Five this morning. That the World Series is going into a decider.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2016

PostThu Nov 03, 2016 3:11 pm

And it made BBC telly this morning, with a couple of still photos.

I look forward to the BBC's next MLB update some time in November 2017.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2017

PostTue Apr 04, 2017 8:31 am

The Mariners have lost their first game again, to Houston Astros. I can't get my head around things really since they shuffled the AL/NL pack.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2017

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 10:26 am

Mariners 6 and 9. Considering it was 1 and 7 the last time I looked that's quite an improvement.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2017

PostThu Oct 26, 2017 7:36 am

My (almost) annual post of the first sighting of MLB on the BBC this season. It's early this year. They reported this morning that the World Series is tied at 1-1. Must be a slow sports news day.
Offline
User avatar

Capybara

Scott McDonald

  • Posts: 682

Re: MLB 2017

PostThu Nov 02, 2017 7:46 am

So the Houston Astros win the World Series. A win for the AL but I always associate them with the NL. The Mariners are one of only two teams never to have appeared in a World Series. Can't see that changing soon.

Return to Other Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest