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SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 01:04 PM
I am so pumped that baseball is back. I decided a game thread for you guys to talk about tonight's game between the new look Miami Marlins and the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Here is some info about the match-up from ESPN (http://espn.go.com/mlb/preview?gameId=320404128):




With a new name, new uniforms, new stadium and a number of new high-priced acquisitions, the Miami Marlins feel that now is the time to contend for the NL East title.

Yet, only time will tell if new manager Ozzie Guillen will be leading a contender or the same old Marlins.

Miami opens Marlins Park on Wednesday night when the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals begin their first season since 2000 without both Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa.

After playing 19 seasons at Sun Life Stadium and sharing that facility with the NFL's Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami, the Marlins have a new, $515 million home to call their own. The 37,000-seat park just west of downtown Miami is one of the smallest stadiums in the majors, but owner Jeffrey Loria is expecting upwards of 3 million to pass through the turnstiles in 2012. That would be a significant increase from the major league-low 1.53 million that watched in Miami last year when the Florida Marlins finished 30 games back of East champion Philadelphia at a division-worst 72-90.

If the product on the field can generate the same excitement as the many bells and whistles at Marlins Park, Miami should have a successful 2012. The new ballpark has a retractable roof -- the sixth in MLB -- two aquariums behind home plate and a 73-foot-tall kaleidoscopic sculpture beyond the center-field wall that will launch into animation when the home team hits a home run.

"Anything your stadium can do, ours can do better," left fielder Logan Morrison wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday.

But with all this excitement leading into the franchise's 20th season, Guillen is taking a cautious approach as he returns to Miami -- he was a coach on the Marlins' 2003 World Series winner -- following eight seasons managing the Chicago White Sox.

"You can have a beautiful house with a beautiful view," Guillen said, "but if the people living in the house stink, it ain't going to be so beautiful."

The Marlins are hoping their offseason spending spree will prevent that from happening and lead to their first playoff appearance since the 2003 club won a championship.

Wearing the team's new rainbow logo will include shortstop Jose Reyes, the reigning NL batting champ, starters Mark Buehrle and Carlos Zambrano, and All-Star closer Heath Bell.

Add a healthy Hanley Ramirez, who will shift to third base after missing the final two months of last season with a left shoulder injury, along with slugger Giancarlo (no longer Mike) Stanton, and Miami could challenge the Phillies' five-year run atop the division.

"When you go position by position, we're going to be able to compete with any team in the league," first baseman Gaby Sanchez said.

The Cardinals are taking that same approach into the season opener, yet expectations for the defending champs have changed due to their big-name departures. La Russa's 16-year run with the club ended soon after the Game 7 World Series victory over Texas, and Pujols, their three-time MVP, joined the Los Angeles Angels in January with a 10-year, $240 million deal.

New St. Louis manager Mike Matheny also will be without staff ace Chris Carpenter for the time being due to nerve irritation in his pitching shoulder.

"Last year, everybody pretty much discounted us after (Adam Wainwright) went down (with an elbow injury)," Wednesday's starter Kyle Lohse told the Cardinals' official website. "We had a lot of guys step up. It just shows what kind of character we have in here."

It's hard to argue with that after the Cardinals won 23 of their final 32 regular-season games in 2011 to overtake Atlanta for the wild card with a 90-72 record. St. Louis also was down to its last strike two times in Game 6 of the World Series before rallying for a 10-9, 11-inning victory and forcing a decisive game.

A big 2012 from reigning NLCS and World Series MVP David Freese could help the Cardinals get over the loss of Pujols, but he's going to need help from Matt Holliday -- the team's new No. 3 hitter -- and Lance Berkman, who takes over for Pujols at first base.

"You can't replace 40 home runs in the middle like Albert gives you, but despite that we still have a tough offense top to bottom," said Berkman, last season's NL comeback player of the year.

"We definitely have a chance to win more than 90 games. I would be disappointed if we didn't."

A solid April from new right fielder Carlos Beltran, Berkman's teammate in Houston in 2004, would be more than welcomed as St. Louis will be without Skip Schumaker (torn right oblique) and Allen Craig (knee) to open the season.

The Cardinals, who open a stretch of 27 straight NL Central matchups Friday in Milwaukee in a rematch of last season's NLCS, will face 2010 NL ERA leader Josh Johnson on Wednesday.

Johnson, limited to nine appearances last season due to right shoulder inflammation, will make his third consecutive opening day start for the Marlins.

"Hopefully, it's going to be loud and awesome," he told the Marlins' official website. "Opening day is opening day, but this is a little more special."

Following Wednesday's game, Miami will visit Cincinnati and the Phillies before returning home April 13 against the Astros.

St. Louis swept a four-game set Aug. 4-7 in its only trip to Miami in 2011.

Unfortunately, due to some commitments related to my schoolwork at College, I will miss a considerable portion of the game.

If you are interested, here are some media notes about the two opponents:

St. Louis Cardinals (http://presspass.mlb.com/pp_viewer.php?d=61017)

Miami Marlins (http://presspass.mlb.com/pp_viewer.php?d=61023)

PapaPilo00
04-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Lets go Cards!

keymax
04-04-2012, 01:12 PM
My money is on Josh Johnson and the Marlins.
But overall I hope for an exciting game and I'm just glad that baseball is back.

Yankee Clipper
04-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Very excited for the new season and the chance to get a glimpse at the new look Marlins. Should be a good game.

3mikee_
04-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Can't wait to see Jose and Hanley in that infield.. that's exciting

long ball
04-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Glad to have baseball back.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 02:36 PM
So excited

BrianWestKins
04-04-2012, 04:05 PM
So stoked for this one (and baseball in general). The Marlins are going to be really fun to watch this year

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Can't wait, too bad Kyle ****ing Lohse is pitching so the best pitchers can pitch the more important games.

It's also ****ing stupid to have a one game series to start the season.

BrianWestKins
04-04-2012, 05:01 PM
It's a one game series? That's incredibly stupid.. Any logical reasoning behind it?

gotoHcarolina52
04-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Let's go Fish!

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 05:26 PM
Could care less who wins but will be watchin cuz BASEBALLS BACK!!!!!

Yankee Clipper
04-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Can't wait, too bad Kyle ****ing Lohse is pitching so the best pitchers can pitch the more important games.

It's also ****ing stupid to have a one game series to start the season.

I didn't realize this was a one game series. That is pretty stupid.

BrianWestKins
04-04-2012, 05:47 PM
It's pretty obvious that MLB is just throwing Miami a bone with this one game

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Makes no sense to have a one game series. Why did they do that?

Tkais9009
04-04-2012, 05:53 PM
does it have something to do with the Marlins with their new park AND reigning WS champs?

I mean, im sure this game will get great ratings which is all Bud cares about

BrianWestKins
04-04-2012, 05:57 PM
We're not confused as to why the Marlins and Cards were chosen, but as to why it's only a one game series.

redbird89
04-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Matchup from the Cardinals forum

.......................
0-0 ||...Cardinals (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl)...||...at...||...Marlins (http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=mia&sv=1)...|| 0 -0

Marlins Park (http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ballpark/index.jsp)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c2/MarlinsPark2012.jpg/300px-MarlinsPark2012.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlins_Park)

Cardinals Matchups MLB.com (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/probable_pitchers/index.jsp?c_id=stl)

______________________________
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:00 PM CT

TV: ESPN | Radio: KMOX 1120

Using Spring Training stats
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/stl.gif (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl)......http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/mia.gif (http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=mia&sv=1)
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_346798.jpg----http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_435178.jpg
........Kyle Lohse (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=346798)vs. Josh Johnson (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=435178#gameType=%27S%27)

25.2.......IP.......22.1
3-1.......W-L.......2-2
2.81......ERA.....2.42
20.........K's.........24
5........BB's........10
8........ER........6
0.97........WHIP........1.39
0-1, 2.00........Vs. Opp. Team........1-0, 0.00
17.0 IP, 3-0, 1.76........Last 3 starts........15.1 IP, 1-2, 3.31


http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/stl.gifChris Carpenter's setback opened the door for Lohse to start the season opener. The Opening Night start will technically be the second of Lohse's career, though the first came only because of a rainout. Lohse led the rotation in wins and ERA in '11.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/cin.gifSet to make his third straight Opening Day start, Johnson will throw the very first pitch at Marlins Park. Regarded as a key to Miami's playoff hopes, Johnson is looking to bounce back from a shoulder injury that limited him to nine starts in 2011.

__________________________________________________



GRAPEFRUIT W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
Toronto 24 7 .774 - 13-3 11-4 191 112 +79 Won 1 7-3 0.0
Detroit 20 8 .714 2.5 10-4 10-4 195 136 +59 Lost 1 5-4 0.0
St. Louis 16 9 .640 5 9-4 7-5 127 93 +34 Lost 1 6-3 0.0
Boston 16 11 .593 6 8-7 8-4 158 131 +27 Won 4 7-2 0.0
NY Yankees 17 12 .586 6 8-5 9-7 158 139 +19 Lost 1 5-3 0.0
Minnesota 18 15 .545 7 6-10 12-5 172 165 +7 Lost 2 5-4 0.0
Houston 14 16 .467 9.5 8-6 6-10 140 166 -26 Lost 2 3-7 0.0
Baltimore 11 13 .458 9.5 5-8 6-5 118 128 -10 Lost 2 4-4 0.0
Philadelphia 13 16 .448 10 8-7 5-9 143 162 -19 Won 1 3-5 0.0
Miami 11 14 .440 10 6-9 5-5 85 101 -16 Lost 2 4-5 0.0
Washington 12 17 .414 11 7-7 5-10 123 136 -13 Lost 2 6-4 0.0
Tampa Bay 10 16 .385 11.5 2-10 8-6 114 155 -41 Won 2 4-3 0.0
Atlanta 10 18 .357 12.5 6-7 4-11 125 163 -38 Lost 3 3-5 0.0
NY Mets 9 19 .321 13.5 5-9 4-10 120 150 -30 Won 2 4-6 0.0
Pittsburgh 9 19 .321 13.5 3-10 6-9 141 173 -32 Lost 1 2-6 0.0


2011 REGULAR SEASON TEAM LEADERS
ERA K. Lohse 3.39
BA Y. Molina .305
HR A. Pujols 37
RBI A. Pujols 99
R A. Pujols 105
OPS L. Berkman .959
W K. Lohse 14
SO C. Carpenter 191
SV F. Salas 24
WHIP K. Lohse 1.17

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_112020.jpg
Chris Carpenter (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=112020)

The defending World Series champs will be without SP Chris Carpenter, who will open the year on the disabled list and is out indefinitely with nerve irritation that has caused weakness in his right shoulder. SP Lance Lynn opens the year in the rotation as his replacement after providing solid work out of the bullpen as a rookie in 2011.
Fox Sports Midwest (http://www.foxsportsmidwest.com/04/03/12/NL-Central-Preview/landing_stlcardinals.html?blockID=701520&feedID=3794)

http://www.milb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_543838.jpg
Jordan Swagerty (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543838)

Cardinals minor-league reliever Jordan Swagerty arrived at spring training with a chance to make an impression on the major-league staff for a potential appearance this season.
He'll leave knowing he won't appear this season at all.
Swagerty will have ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow early next week. The Tommy John surgery will be, in some ways, a proactive step to repair damage that could happen in the future if his joint was left untouched. He will have bone spurs removed during the same procedure.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/swagerty-will-have-season-ending-elbow-surgery/article_6e6439c0-7b48-11e1-abab-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1r1xgbUYH)

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_501800.jpg
Allen Craig (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=501800)

The push for Craig, recovering from mid-November knee surgery, to be on the opening day roster for next Wednesday's game at Miami has abated. It appears Craig's workload here will be concentrated in minor-league level appearances.
If Craig would appear in a big-league exhibition game between now and the start of the season, it would have an impact on how much backdated time the Cardinals would have if they put him on the disabled list at the start of the season, as is expected.
The Cardinals, in theory, could put Craig on the DL backdated to March 26 and have him available as early as April 10 if he didn't play in a game here. Before today, Craig had not engaged himself yet in serious baserunning drills.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/craig-unlikely-to-be-on-opening-day-roster/article_89ee4210-78de-11e1-8266-001a4bcf6878.html#ixzz1r1yW8PrE)

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_435401.jpg
Skip Schumaker (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=435401#gameType=%27S%27)

Injured outfielder/infielder Skip Schumaker, out with a torn muscle in his rib cage, began long-tossing today and hoped to begin swinging a bat in a couple of days.
Like righthander Chris Carpenter, who has a nerve problem that has affected his rotator cuff, Schumaker will on the disabled list at the start of the season.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/craig-unlikely-to-be-on-opening-day-roster/article_89ee4210-78de-11e1-8266-001a4bcf6878.html#ixzz1r1zQY0uK)

Marlins injuries
Jose Ceda - 15-day DL
Ceda (elbow) has been placed on the 15-day DL.

Logan Morrison - day-to-day
Morrison (knee) made a great catch in left field to rob Raul Ibanez of extra-bases in Monday's final exhibition game, the Miami Herald reports.

Juan Oviedo - Suspension
Oviedo faces an additional six-week suspension from Major League Baseball after he's removed from MLB's restricted list, the Bradenton Herald reports.

gotoHcarolina52
04-04-2012, 06:00 PM
does it have something to do with the Marlins with their new park AND reigning WS champs?

I mean, im sure this game will get great ratings which is all Bud cares about


Bud lucked out that the Cards won the World Series. MLB scheduled the one-game opening night series before last year's playoffs even started.

http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/09/27/11/Marlins-fans-looking-forward-to-2012/landing_marlins.html?blockID=570264&feedID=3610

Tkais9009
04-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Bud lucked out that the Cards won the World Series. MLB scheduled the one-game opening night series before last year's playoffs even started.

http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/09/27/11/Marlins-fans-looking-forward-to-2012/landing_marlins.html?blockID=570264&feedID=3610

yeah i didn't know if that was the case or not. MLB must have known who would win ;)


We're not confused as to why the Marlins and Cards were chosen, but as to why it's only a one game series.

oh i gotchya... yeah its dumb.

redbird89
04-04-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm sure the one-game series is to showoff the new stadium and the team's new 7-colored uniforms. I'm not sure why they picked the Cardinals, rather than a team with a larger market. However, the Yankees and Red Sox are in the AL and interleague play has not started yet. So for the large market teams that leaves the Dodgers, Cubs, and Mets. The Cubs and Mets have not been great lately. The Dodgers did have their ownership debacle. I don't know if that would have effected it.

The Cardinals and Marlins are familiar with each other, as they share a Spring Training complex. The Cardinals are a pretty good sized market, larger than the actual St. Louis metro itself. The Cardinals winning the World Series last season just makes that matchup that much better, even with Albert being gone.

redbird89
04-04-2012, 06:34 PM
That home run light-up dolphin thing is hideous. It looks like a bad design from the 80s.

dodgersuck
04-04-2012, 06:38 PM
I don't really like the Marlins park already. Looks cheesy IMO

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 06:47 PM
I'm sure the one-game series is to showoff the new stadium and the team's new 7-colored uniforms. I'm not sure why they picked the Cardinals, rather than a team with a larger market. However, the Yankees and Red Sox are in the AL and interleague play has not started yet. So for the large market teams that leaves the Dodgers, Cubs, and Mets. The Cubs and Mets have not been great lately. The Dodgers did have their ownership debacle. I don't know if that would have effected it.

The Cardinals and Marlins are familiar with each other, as they share a Spring Training complex. The Cardinals are a pretty good sized market, larger than the actual St. Louis metro itself. The Cardinals winning the World Series last season just makes that matchup that much better, even with Albert being gone.

I can't remember them starting the season with only a one game series with any of the other new stadiums. What no one understands is why they didn't make it a 3 game series.

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Jose Feliciano to sing the National Anthem

Boricuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :jumpy:

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 06:53 PM
About the Marlins stadium: That ****ing thing that lights up is hideous and the bright green on the fence, specially straight CF will get old quick, It has to bother the hitters picking up the ball from the pitcher

dodgersuck
04-04-2012, 06:56 PM
I think it's slightly off the left.

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:00 PM
Welcome back Cardinals!

Let's make it a short off-season again this off-season

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:00 PM
Any chance both of these teams can lose?

keymax
04-04-2012, 07:00 PM
I can't remember them starting the season with only a one game series with any of the other new stadiums. What no one understands is why they didn't make it a 3 game series.

I think when the Nationals had their new ballpark a couple of years ago, they had a one game series on nationalt TV against the Braves.
I might be wrong though

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:00 PM
holy awful national anthem

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:01 PM
What the Jonas bros. is this ****?

1903
04-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Yea, anthem was a little off.

J$mo0th_3o5
04-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Let's go Fish!





And HEAT :p

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:02 PM
He won 9 grammys?

giants73756
04-04-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm definitely not used to people calling him Giancarlo.

ShinobiNYC
04-04-2012, 07:04 PM
I think a drunk homeless guy in the NY subway can sing the anthem better than that :o

LASportsFan1996
04-04-2012, 07:04 PM
Honestly Don't Like The Stadium, But I Like The New UNIs/Hats For The Fish

1903
04-04-2012, 07:05 PM
That logo looks stupid on their cap. Almost looks too big.

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:05 PM
People can't boo Loria if Ali is with him, good cover

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:05 PM
Those hats are horrendous man I don't know what you are talking about.

Will prob. see a high spike sales of those Marlins hats during the gay parades however.

KingPosey
04-04-2012, 07:06 PM
On a side note, the Orioles lost to a Community College. I dont care who was getting the bulk of the minutes, that should NEVER happen. hahaha

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/baltimore-orioles-drop-exhibition-game-community-college-164735728.html

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:06 PM
I think when the Nationals had their new ballpark a couple of years ago, they had a one game series on nationalt TV against the Braves.
I might be wrong though

I looked it up, you're right. Guess my memory sucks, still don't get why they don't do a 3 game series.

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:06 PM
Emilio is a good ball player, I like him.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Damn man Ali looks in terrible condition that is hard to watch.

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Sure is quiet there. The PA guy had to start off an "Ali!" chant, and the crowd only went with it for 5 seconds.

Tmath
04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Sad to see Ali like that.

1903
04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Fans could not sustain an Ali chant for more than 10 seconds?

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
I have no idea how Ali is alive.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:09 PM
Emilio is a good ball player, I like him.

Big fan of him. Not nearly as good but, he was like my Ben Zobrist last year for fantasy with his ability to play like 4 different positions.

ShinobiNYC
04-04-2012, 07:09 PM
Damn man Ali looks in terrible condition that is hard to watch.

+1. My heart is aching right now.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:09 PM
That was a pathetic reception for a legend.

Goalie31
04-04-2012, 07:09 PM
I'm all for doing stuff like that, but that was just awkward. Ali was one of if not the greatest of all time. It's tough to see him like that.

KDM1986
04-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Lets go Marlins! Beat the Cards!

Sweet_Caroline
04-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Sad to see him like that. He used to live in my area and I played baseball against his son. Got to meet him a couple of times it was definitely an honor.

sexicano31
04-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Why not get Conine? I mean, seriously....

KDM1986
04-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Also yeah that was a sad response for the Greatest of all time!

dodgersuck
04-04-2012, 07:12 PM
Everything about that was awkward.

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:12 PM
****, this ****? Time to turn off the tv

PurpleJesus
04-04-2012, 07:13 PM
wow, may not have been the greatest idea to bring Ali out like that.

Sweet_Caroline
04-04-2012, 07:13 PM
****, this ****? Time to turn off the tv

:sigh:

Bravo95
04-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Tough to see the champ like that.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Why not get Conine? I mean, seriously....

LOL so true.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:16 PM
Now we can make accurate judgments on players lol.

BASEBALL FINALLY!!!!

Goalie31
04-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Jose Reyes looks so different without the dreads lol

This crowd is soft...

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Annnnddd now it sets in HOLY COW Pujols isn't a Cardinal.

Good riddance.

1903
04-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Do something Holliday. Help my fantasy team.

avrpatsfan
04-04-2012, 07:18 PM
I love baseball, let's ****ing go!

Sweet_Caroline
04-04-2012, 07:19 PM
I wish Josh Johnson wasn't hurt all the time I love watching him pitch.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:19 PM
I pray JJ stays healthy this year. Will be my best draft move considering where I got him.

PurpleJesus
04-04-2012, 07:20 PM
The stadium is incredible, the fans are...quiet.

Yankee Clipper
04-04-2012, 07:20 PM
I wish Josh Johnson wasn't hurt all the time I love watching him pitch.

So true. Definitely one of my favorite pitchers to watch out there.

PurpleJesus
04-04-2012, 07:21 PM
you can hear one person whistling...

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Berk looks like he wears mascara.

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Anyone else think it's strange not to see Albert here?

1903
04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Those chairs behind home plate look comfortable.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
you can hear one person whistling...

They're too buys staring at fish tanks, dancers, and that horrendous gay float out in left center field.

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Lol Berkman, can't believe he got a double off that

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Those chairs behind home plate look comfortable.

They looked cushioned but, no way they would do that considering they would rip, mildew, and be ruined. They aren't cushioned right? lol

KDM1986
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Cmon gotta get berkman at second

bda28
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Anyone else think it's strange not to see Albert here?

Yup... :sigh:

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Awesome slide

Sweet_Caroline
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
I'm just praying someone hits a homerun for the Marlins so I can see that monstrosity in action.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:23 PM
There's that slider.

Tmath
04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
2-0

Stash
04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Albert who? ;)

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
That's not where he wanted that pitch at all.

Mother **** JJ come on.

Goalie31
04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Well... The Cards are still good lol

KDM1986
04-04-2012, 07:24 PM
Figures josh would get rocked in the first

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:25 PM
...and David Freese gets the first two RBIs in the history of Marlins Park.

1903
04-04-2012, 07:25 PM
I'm just praying someone hits a homerun for the Marlins so I can see that monstrosity in action.

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/247128/homerun-o.gif

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:26 PM
what the hell Freese lol

I love it, but you are not this good.

do you just like the big stage or something?

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:26 PM
I'm just praying someone hits a homerun for the Marlins so I can see that monstrosity in action.

I'm hoping Giancarlo breaks it

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:26 PM
95 with some sink?? Really?

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 07:27 PM
Anyone else think it's strange not to see Albert here?

I'm over it.

northsider
04-04-2012, 07:27 PM
I'm over it.

Are you really Jeffy?:D

redbird89
04-04-2012, 07:27 PM
I can't remember them starting the season with only a one game series with any of the other new stadiums. What no one understands is why they didn't make it a 3 game series.

I don't really get it either.

Good start to the game, though.

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:31 PM
LoL Hanley's hair

redbird89
04-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Anyone else think it's strange not to see Albert here?

I've watched a few Spring Training games already, so I'm getting used to it.

Everybody is better off with Albert in the AL West. We couldn't afford that contract that will be horrible in the second half of it and the Angels can DH Albert once his legs start getting worse.

I'm flipping back and forth between this game and the Blues and I have church at 7. Hopefully both teams will be winning when I get back from church a little after 8.

1903
04-04-2012, 07:33 PM
I have Lohse on my fantasy team. That's right, Lohse.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:35 PM
Very ironic to see a former Mets fly out to a former Mets.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:37 PM
Wow that ball was quickly caught.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Perfect bunt there.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:42 PM
Cardinals are already looking good.

dodgersuck
04-04-2012, 07:43 PM
Not liking much about the new marlins.

Tmath
04-04-2012, 07:44 PM
lol

dodgersuck
04-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Hahhaha wow that was a fail

-Lavigne43-
04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
lol!

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Just some hideous play early on by the Marlins.

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Reyes...that ball is yours

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:48 PM
That park is humongous

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:48 PM
Wow that went a long way.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:50 PM
I will just call him Mike Stanton.

BTW: Beltran looked like a statue when he caught that.

Cub_StuckinSTL
04-04-2012, 07:50 PM
This stadium is so freaking ugly. :puke:

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 07:53 PM
Lohse will no hit the Marlins

Iodine
04-04-2012, 07:53 PM
I just want more awful Ozzie quotes. Thats all I want

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 07:56 PM
Miami Marlins, Florida Marlins dont matter they still suckkk

KDM1986
04-04-2012, 07:58 PM
So how many people are going to over react if the marlins lose the opener?

kjoke
04-04-2012, 07:58 PM
Is it just me, or is JJ velocity down?

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 07:59 PM
First web gem of the year.

Tkais9009
04-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Freesey was safe but thats ok

long ball
04-04-2012, 08:02 PM
****ing mlb.tv blackouts. I can't watch because I'm in the computer lab working on hw.

Iodine
04-04-2012, 08:05 PM
^^espn3 has it

and well....... other sites.....

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 08:05 PM
So how many people are going to over react if the marlins lose the opener?

It's already started


Miami Marlins, Florida Marlins dont matter they still suckkk

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:06 PM
The last time it happened was in 1940 when Bob Feller did it with the Indians.

koldjerky
04-04-2012, 08:17 PM
There goes perfecto.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:17 PM
It was painful, but the Marlins have their first baserunner.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:19 PM
Lohse is just one over the minimum in this game.

long ball
04-04-2012, 08:28 PM
^^espn3 has it

and well....... other sites.....

good call, thanks

Tkais9009
04-04-2012, 08:35 PM
damn those pool girls were fine lol

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Opening day No Hitter

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:37 PM
Wow. That park is even bigger than pre-2012 Citi Field. Damn.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:39 PM
We literally could be seeing baseball history tonight *****. :speechless:

long ball
04-04-2012, 08:39 PM
OMG the Marlins suck. I can't believe they $pent all that money and still suck.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:48 PM
Nothing gets better than hearing Ray Charles sing America the Beautiful.

northsider
04-04-2012, 08:49 PM
Lohse is just one over the minimum in this game.

Thought he had the perfect still. He also has still faced the minimum cause he got the DP.

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Prior to the start of the game, I said to my friends.

Watch Lohse throw a no-hitter against the Marlins in their home opener. Wouldn't that be some ****

northsider
04-04-2012, 08:53 PM
So we are closing in on the PSD traditional No hitter thread. Any takers? Its not the real thing unless we have a thread.

long ball
04-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Prior to the start of the game, I said to my friends.

Watch Lohse throw a no-hitter against the Marlins in their home opener. Wouldn't that be some ****

I don't believe you.

DaSox_05
04-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Who is going to start the damn no hit thread!?

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Holy ****. :speechless:

northsider
04-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Who is going to start the damn no hit thread!?

I see you are on the same page as me lol.

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Lohse for Cy Young this year?!?!


Nahhh Marlins just succcccckkkk... no hitter through 6!! lmao

TrueYankee
04-04-2012, 08:56 PM
I don't believe you.

I said the same thing....

Wait, who is Lohse?

Tkais9009
04-04-2012, 08:57 PM
So we are closing in on the PSD traditional No hitter thread. Any takers? Its not the real thing unless we have a thread.

dont even think about it lol

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Miami new stadium will be empty again by game 2 with this anemic offense

NateyB24
04-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Now Safeco isn't the only stadium with a retractable roof i like that though makes it a lot more convenient since you can't get rained out.

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Are those the Marlins or the Phillies out there?

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
booooooooo!!!

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
...and there goes the no-hitter. :sad2:

northsider
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
No thread necessary.

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Even the mention of the No Hitter thread jynxed it

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
come onnnnn 1 hitter

TrueYankee
04-04-2012, 09:05 PM
History has been made. First Miami Marlins hit in their stadium!

northsider
04-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Even the mention of the No Hitter thread jynxed it

It makes no hitters everywhere tremble.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Reyes is so bald now son. Damn.

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 09:07 PM
I wanna see a homerun, i wanna see the fish swim in center field!

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:08 PM
I so want to see that ****ing Home Run Contraption in action right now.

PayDaPiper
04-04-2012, 09:09 PM
geez this park is friggin massive

1903
04-04-2012, 09:10 PM
Now Safeco isn't the only stadium with a retractable roof i like that though makes it a lot more convenient since you can't get rained out.

Rogers Centre/Skydome has had one for 23 years.

northsider
04-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Miller Park and Minute Maid Park have a retractable as well.

Lincecum4CY
04-04-2012, 09:14 PM
The absolute only thing I like about this stadium is that you can see Miami through the windows. Thats pretty cool. But this park looks awfully similar to Miller Park.

1903
04-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Who would have guessed Holliday would be the only one without a hit at this point not counting Lohse.

madvillian9
04-04-2012, 09:29 PM
Not impressed by this park-minus the roof, that looks sweet. Everything else seems gaudy. Like it belongs as an attraction at Epcot.

Texas Holders
04-04-2012, 09:29 PM
Chase Field is retractable as well, older than Safeco too.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 09:30 PM
great start for loshe

otatop
04-04-2012, 09:35 PM
One of the Marlins better hit a damn home run.

the_jon
04-04-2012, 09:36 PM
WOOHOO! Buck with the RBI double!

I have Jason Motte on my fantasy team :o

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Ozzie brings up a pinch hitter for the pinch hitter. :laugh:

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:40 PM
<kevinmillar>Got EEEEEEEEEEEM</kevinmillar>

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:48 PM
This park is going to kill offense. Damn.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 09:51 PM
This park is going to kill offense. Damn.

As long as there's no HRs so I dont have to see that horrible thing go off

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Hanley really messed there. He should swung at that third pitch. No Stanton has to do something.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Cards win

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 09:57 PM
The Cardinals spoil the fun in Miami.

TrueYankee
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
I got an erection watching Mott pitch. 99mph fastballs and 93 mph sliders. Lmao beautiful. Will be a great closer

Carlznerson
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
Cards got what they needed from Lohse. Great start.

cambovenzi
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
The Marlins have the honor of being in dead last place. Not a bad start to the season.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
The Cardinals spoil the fun in Miami.

That's great!

the_jon
04-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Mmmm Motte put me in 3rd place in my pool all by himself :drool:

Havoc Wreaker
04-04-2012, 10:46 PM
MLBN bottom line says Motte has 2 saves....Must've been one hell of a 9th inning

1903
04-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Holliday did nothing for me but Lohse came through for my fantasy team.

SportsAndrew25
04-04-2012, 11:07 PM
MLBN bottom line says Motte has 2 saves....Must've been one hell of a 9th inningball so hard mother****ers can't him.

Young2Kinsler
04-04-2012, 11:24 PM
God that NEON green wall and huge gay meter in left center look horrible. Other than that, the park is good.

Young2Kinsler
04-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Marlins wasted a ton of money on that park. New stadium, same crap crowds

lol, please
04-04-2012, 11:43 PM
I missed the game, how is the park? Did they sellout? Please tell me it sold out.

1903
04-04-2012, 11:49 PM
I missed the game, how is the park? Did they sellout? Please tell me it sold out.

It sold out but the crowd was dead from the start. Barely cheered when Ali was introduced and was quiet the whole game. Best part of the park for me is the view outside.

Jeffy25
04-04-2012, 11:49 PM
^ and a ton of fans left early.

lol, please
04-04-2012, 11:54 PM
I missed the game, how is the park? Did they sellout? Please tell me it sold out.

It sold out but the crowd was dead from the start. Barely cheered when Ali was introduced and was quiet the whole game. Best part of the park for me is the view outside.Thanks. I read the tweets of the Marlins management and they made it sound like its the best stadium ever!
Anyways barely cheering? Comon Marlins fans. Posey got a standing ovation in a spring training game, you can't get loud for Opening Day!? Baseball season is finally here! Where is the passion?

StriveGreatness
04-04-2012, 11:55 PM
That park eats everything up. Stanton wrecked 2 balls about 400 feet each and had nothing to show for it...

Marlins will be exciting though. Reyes, Hanley, Stanton, Johnson, etc. I like them.

Dr.Philly
04-05-2012, 01:09 AM
God that NEON green wall and huge gay meter in left center look horrible. Other than that, the park is good.

I'm with you bro.

That green wall is sick.... and not in a good way. :puke:

Dr.Philly
04-05-2012, 01:12 AM
Marlins wasted a ton of money on that park. New stadium, same crap crowds


It sold out but the crowd was dead from the start. Barely cheered when Ali was introduced and was quiet the whole game. Best part of the park for me is the view outside.

That's a damn shame :pity:

RTL
04-05-2012, 02:33 AM
Good to see the Cards win this amazing one game series:rolleyes:

Jeffy25
04-05-2012, 04:45 AM
Hell, you could say they swept

Teufelshunde4
04-05-2012, 06:31 AM
God that NEON green wall and huge gay meter in left center look horrible. Other than that, the park is good.

Berkmen said he has a bass lure the same color green... I busted a gut when I read that... Heck the crowd made more noise for Baseball Tonight broadcast then the whole frickin game..... Shameful showing for Miami fans....

h2r09
04-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Marlins wasted a ton of money on that park. New stadium, same crap crowds

gotta love people who just like to hate on the marlins for the sake of hating on the marlins.

we sold out last night and have already sold out much of the season.

because people have never seen the ballpark and you can see the field from wherever you are in the ballpark people wanted to walk around and check it out.

but by all means continue to blindly hate.

h2r09
04-05-2012, 09:51 AM
and the crowd was dead because the pre game ceremonies made people want to cry more than cheer.

i don't know if the had it on tv but they had a soldier live from afghanistan but it was delayed so his family would ask questions and then it would be a long time before they answered it, and then his little brother started weeping on the ****ing field. that was incredibly clunky.

next they had ali "throw out" the first pitch and it took him like 5 minutes to roll in from center field, he looked awful, was shaking like a mother ****er, and it just made the entire crowd sad.

its a great ball park though, might have to move the fences in next year because its impossible to hit a ball out.

gotoHcarolina52
04-05-2012, 11:11 AM
You gotta love Miami

http://i44.tinypic.com/9lbgqf.jpg