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2018 Spring Training Game Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jim1961, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. pw1993

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    Cesar Cedeno playing CF in replacement of Tony Kemp today. Always nice when legendary former players return and share their wisdom with the younguns.
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    Along these lines:

    Baseball Players in Minors to Lose Minimum Wage Protection

    https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/03/22/us/ap-bbo-minor-leaguers-no-minimum-wage.html

    Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday.
     
  3. Buck Turgidson

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    What's it like to be a nobody in big league ST? Brandon Bailey found out:

    Needless to say, my heart rate was on a steady incline from the moment I stepped foot into the Astro’s locker room. My first responsibility: find the clubby and get my jersey. I was given number 99… quaint. Nothing says “I’m not actually a big leaguer, I’m just here for damage control if s*it hits the fan,” quite like number 99.

    https://brandonbailey1994.com/2018/03/20/fastball-curveball-slider-change/

    It's a quality read.
     
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  4. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    McCann got a hit....McCann got a hit
     
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  5. jim1961

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    Last ST game in Florida today :)
     
  6. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
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    McCann hit a home run.....McCann hit a home run
     
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    Another hit for "Ted"
     
  8. bobrek

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    All he does is hit (unless he walks).
     
  9. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    TED!
     
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    Unbelievable
     
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    Making it difficult on the big club, no? Love it. Against a lefty no less.
     
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  12. Buck Turgidson

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    Dammit, I know exactly what is about to happen. Nolan is on the mound, I could give you the lineup but you don't need it. Pete Rose is leading off. Game ? '80 Series. ESPN classic right now.
     
  13. Creepy Crawl

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    That's awesome bud. I appreciate the link. It literally made me LOL. I've been going through some b******* lately with this dental surgery. I was in a wreck in a beater old truck with these shity seatbelts. This dumbass hit us in the back. I ended up going forward, hitting the dashboard and busting out 19 of my teeth, it effin blows to say the least, haha. All right then Bud, take care and have a good one.
     
  14. bobrek

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    Correa - Grand Slam
     
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    Astros are gonna have a great year if they hit a grand slam every game.
     
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  16. Buck Turgidson

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    McCann has no hits today.
     
  17. bobrek

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    And Verlander has yet to retire a batter. :)
     

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