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NJCardFan
07-14-2010, 01:38 AM
National League won the All Star game. The last time that happened, I hadn't met my wife yet, I was 2 years from moving to Arizona, and had recently got officially divorced.

jendf
07-14-2010, 01:42 AM
Great play by Byrd in the 9th.

And Young made the final catch! I mention this only because it's pretty much the only good highlight of the D-backs season. It should be noted somewhere.

djones520
07-14-2010, 06:43 AM
So I guess all that talk about players refusing to play in Arizona was just bluster?

jendf
07-14-2010, 11:13 AM
So I guess all that talk about players refusing to play in Arizona was just bluster?

Next year.

NJCardFan
07-14-2010, 12:18 PM
So I guess all that talk about players refusing to play in Arizona was just bluster?

It was in Anaheim this year. AZ next year.

Rebel Yell
07-14-2010, 12:21 PM
Great time to be a Braves' fan. Leading the division at the halfway point, and having the all star MVP.

I know, long season, though.

JB
07-14-2010, 05:46 PM
woo-hoo.

The Phillies will have home field advantage this year.

NJCardFan
07-14-2010, 11:14 PM
Great time to be a Braves' fan. Leading the division at the halfway point, and having the all star MVP.

I know, long season, though.

As bad as the Phils played since mid May and only be 4 games back, I'd be watching over their shoulders if I were the Braves. Especially considering that the Phils have not been 100% healthy all year. We were able to win for a bit without Rollins but it caught up with us. You don't lose a former MVP and expect to win consistently. We've had major injuries:

Polanco
Rollins
Utley
Ruiz
Durbin
Happ
Lidge
Romero

And we're still in the hunt.

Rebel Yell
07-15-2010, 09:11 AM
As bad as the Phils played since mid May and only be 4 games back, I'd be watching over their shoulders if I were the Braves. Especially considering that the Phils have not been 100% healthy all year. We were able to win for a bit without Rollins but it caught up with us. You don't lose a former MVP and expect to win consistently. We've had major injuries:

Polanco
Rollins
Utley
Ruiz
Durbin
Happ
Lidge
Romero

And we're still in the hunt.

By that rationale, take away the Braves' horrible June ( I think we lost like 12 or 13 in a row) and we'd probably be about 7 games up. I still wouldn't be surprised to see the Philthies win the division, though. A month ago I'd been surprised if they didn't win it. I really thought the Braves' had a chance for the wild card going into the season, then thought they'd finish with a losing record. Now I think they're a legit contender.

I was just disappointed that Heyward wasn't in the HR Derby. THAT would have been fun to watch.

NJCardFan
07-15-2010, 11:25 AM
On May 18th we were 5 games up then we forgot how to score. Hopefully things are starting to turn around. Sweeping a 4 game series from the Reds was huge. We need to get some pitching and bench help if we are to have a chance. And you're right, Heyward is a beast.

Rebel Yell
07-15-2010, 11:50 AM
On May 18th we were 5 games up then we forgot how to score. Hopefully things are starting to turn around. Sweeping a 4 game series from the Reds was huge. We need to get some pitching and bench help if we are to have a chance. And you're right, Heyward is a beast.

I think it's gonna come down to the wire. The NL East usually does.

NJCardFan
07-20-2010, 12:05 AM
I think it's gonna come down to the wire. The NL East usually does.

No it's not. The Phillies don't have the stomach to win anything this year. They are playing like a team that really doesn't care. No fire at all. At least the Braves are showing heart.

marv
07-20-2010, 10:20 AM
No it's not. The Phillies don't have the stomach to win anything this year. They are playing like a team that really doesn't care. No fire at all. At least the Braves are showing heart.
Heart? The Cards are showing why they're a second half team again.