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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clark Booth: The Angels’ Artie Moreno finishes first in ‘Dumb Owner of the Year’ balloting’

To this day…I can’t believe Siegel and Shuster never tried to sue Clark Booth.

Interestingly, Arte Moreno, owner of the Angels, had vied for both Werth and Crawford and was reportedly intensely distressed when he failed to land either, especially Crawford. In recent years, Moreno had also been unsuccessful in his efforts to retain John Lackey and Francisco Rodriguez or acquire the likes of Manny Ramirez, Adrian Beltre, Mark Teixeira, C.C Sabathia, and even that ultimate bogus trophy of baseball’s financial wars, the mighty A-Rod himself, who with six years left on his ridiculous pact is already being spoken of in the past tense and not so tenderly, either.?

Every one of these alleged “prizes” is tainted to some degree. It’s not surprising because when you sign a free-agent plum you’re invariably paying for what they’ve already done, not what they might yet do. Maybe Beltre will prove worthy over the length of his deal, but only maybe. Sabathia is a true horse but there’s legitimate doubt he’ll hold up physically. You may still like Teixeira, but after only three years in New York no team would take his contract for the next five seasons off the Yankees’ hands. Werth is a looming disgrace for the Nationals. In his first year of a $126 million deal he gave them a .232 batting average with 58 ribbies and a sour disposition. He’s lucky to be in Washington where he can blend into the woodwork.

It’s simply astounding that none of this intelligence, available even to moronic fans in the daily newspapers, ever reaches guys like Moreno. A self-made multi-millionaire who rose up the industrial ranks out of nothing, Moreno presumably possesses deep business acumen. But these guys stash their wisdom in cold storage when Albert Pujols comes to town flexing his muscles. Maybe they just fall in love too easily.

Repoz Posted: December 15, 2011 at 02:23 PM | 66 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. spike Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:00 PM (#4016964)
So, the players suck, the owners are venal and the fans are "moronic". Good thing we have great sportswriters to get us through these trying times.
   2. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:03 PM (#4016968)
Sabathia is a true horse but there’s legitimate doubt he’ll hold up physically.


Just to be safe, pitchers should never be signed.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:23 PM (#4016984)
Which owner paid through the nose for a pitcher two years out of the pen? A shortstop made of glass? A 300 pound 1B with anger issues? One of the top 5 position players in hisory?
   4. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:24 PM (#4016985)
Sabathia is a true horse but there’s legitimate doubt he’ll hold up physically.


Doesn't the term "true horse" denote physical stamina and durability? That's like saying someone has great plate discipline but strikes out a ton and doesn't walk.
   5. BDC Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:40 PM (#4016999)
Well, literal true horses break down with distressing frequency, and their careers are only four or five years long; the best of them retire after their age-three season. Which doesn't sound like Sabathia either.

Moreno has signed some silly contracts, but he has owned the Angels for nine years and has won five division titles. Every team should have an owner as stupid.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:44 PM (#4017001)
HOW CAN THE REASON NOT BE THE VERNON WELLS - NAPOLI TRADE!!!???!

The trade happened in 2011. How can you write a column bashing the Angel's judgement but not even mention Wells once, instead basing it on acquiring stars and acquisitions that were not actually made?
   7. Colonel Samuel B. Sternwheeler Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:51 PM (#4017010)
The late Dick Francis once wrote to the effect that horses are rather fragile, but that jockeys (especially steeplechase jocks) incredibly tough. Of course, seeing Sabathia in racing silks would be something to see.
   8. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:56 PM (#4017013)
Repander.
   9. DA Baracus Posted: December 15, 2011 at 03:56 PM (#4017014)
Doesn't the term "true horse" denote physical stamina and durability?


If Sabathia gets hurt, will they have to put him down?
   10. Greg K Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:17 PM (#4017031)
Which owner paid through the nose for a pitcher two years out of the pen? A shortstop made of glass? A 300 pound 1B with anger issues? One of the top 5 position players in hisory?

Maybe I just haven't got enough sleep lately, but what is the actual answer to these questions? I'm assuming the player referred to in the 4th one is Pujols?
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:26 PM (#4017037)
Maybe I just haven't got enough sleep lately, but what is the actual answer to these questions? I'm assuming the player referred to in the 4th one is Pujols?


The first one refers to CJ Wilson (I don't really know why "two years out of the pen" is slung around like a pejorative about Wilson); the shortstop presumably is Jose Reys; no clue on the angry fat 1B...
   12. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:34 PM (#4017043)
Which owner paid through the nose for...A shortstop made of glass?


Jim Crane?
   13. Greg K Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:36 PM (#4017044)
I figured maybe it was CJ Wilson. Though paying through the nose didn't seem to make sense. Wasn't it more or less consensus that the Wilson deal was far more reasonable than anticipated?

I'd guess the 1B is Fielder maybe? Though I've never heard of anger issues with him.

I guess I read it as implying there was one owner that did all those things, which is what confused me. Maybe a reference to the Marlins as they were reported to have interested in all those guys. My apologies for spending so much time on one comment. Sometimes it just takes me a lot longer than a normal person to comprehend things.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:42 PM (#4017048)
I guess I read it as implying there was one owner that did all those things, which is what confused me. Maybe a reference to the Marlins as they were reported to have interested in all those guys. My apologies for spending so much time on one comment. Sometimes it just takes me a lot longer than a normal person to comprehend things.


I'm with you - I have no idea what point that post was trying to get across.

Maybe the 300-lb 1B is Fielder, but he hasn't been signed yet.
   15. Dale Sams Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:58 PM (#4017060)
Jim Crane?


Teehee.

I can't til he makes the All-star game and MAKES EVERYONE CRY!!

As for Fielder's anger issues.

I'm with you - I have no idea what point that post was trying to get across.


The premise of the article is that Moreno won 'Dumb Owner of the Year', and that he *tried* to win it earlier but other owners were so stupid, that they stopped him. Now the latter part may be true, but he didn't sign Reyes or CJ Wilson. He's not going to vastly overpay Fielder who I think is going to be decidedly average in 3 years. No, he signed one of the top five position players in the history of the game. I think he did just allright.

And that's not even touching on the 'Albert pays for himself' thing.
   16. Nasty Nate Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:07 PM (#4017067)
uh, he did sign CJ Wilson....
   17. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:11 PM (#4017069)
He's not going to vastly overpay Fielder who I think is going to be decidedly average in 3 years.


People called me an idiot for suggesting that an opt-out clause can sometimes work for the singing team's benefit.... but I really think the wisest choice would be to offer Prince an opt-out after 3 years.
   18. SoSH U at work Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:25 PM (#4017082)
No, he signed one of the top five position players in the history of the game.


I'd be pretty surprised if Albert finishes as one of the Top 5 position players in baseball history. Top 10 maybe.
   19. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#4017085)
People called me an idiot for suggesting that an opt-out clause can sometimes work for the singing team's benefit.... but I really think the wisest choice would be to offer Prince an opt-out after 3 years.

It's an interesting argument. You're relying on irrational behavior by someone (either Fielder or other teams in what they will offer) but that irrational behavior is highly likely.

We run into this same problem pricing annuity contracts for individuals. If you price completely rational exercise of all the options by 100% of the customers, you'll end up grossly underestimating the profitability of your product, and pricing it too high for the market.

People do not act optimally all the team, but damn it makes you queasy to make decisions based on assuming they continue to fail to optimize.
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:29 PM (#4017087)
I'd be pretty surprised if Albert finishes as one of the Top 5 position players in baseball history. Top 10 maybe.

Practically impossible. I can't see him overtaking Ruth, Cobb, Williams, Hornsby, Wagner or Mays. Or Bonds on raw stats; but I apply a hefty steroid discount.
   21. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:33 PM (#4017089)
I guess I read it as implying there was one owner that did all those things, which is what confused me. Maybe a reference to the Marlins as they were reported to have interested in all those guys. My apologies for spending so much time on one comment. Sometimes it just takes me a lot longer than a normal person to comprehend things.

No, it's not you; I went through the exact same mental exercise trying to decipher the point (and failing).
   22. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:41 PM (#4017099)
This is a difficult result to believe. I'd like to see the entire balloting results.
   23. Nasty Nate Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:42 PM (#4017100)
People called me an idiot for suggesting that an opt-out clause can sometimes work for the singing team's benefit


no everyone agrees that it can sometimes work out for their benefit, people just disagreed that an opt-out clause makes a contract more team-friendly.

but I really think the wisest choice would be to offer Prince an opt-out after 3 years.


Sure, if he sacrifices some money in exchange, or it makes the difference between him signing with you or signing somewhere else.
   24.  Posted: December 15, 2011 at 05:46 PM (#4017105)
I can see an argument for Pujols over Ruth/Hornsby/Wagner/Cobb. The game they were playing back then hardly qualifies.

Still probably s atretch though...
   25. Swedish Chef Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#4017126)
If Sabathia gets hurt, will they have to put him down?

Hell no, they'll just have to put him in stud earlier.
   26. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:07 PM (#4017132)
Hell no, they'll just have to put him in stud earlier.


He'd better start getting his gift baskets together then. An autographed ball and a couple hot dogs wrapped in aluminum foil?
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:13 PM (#4017138)
The Angels’ Artie Moreno finishes first in ‘Dumb Owner of the Year’ balloting’


Ah yes, the "Angelos Awards."
   28. Dale Sams Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:16 PM (#4017141)
He did sign CJ? Well, im stupid. Sorry then.
   29. Hombre Brotani Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#4017149)
Moreno's going to be the stupid guy in the luxury box they flash to, watching the Angels in the playoffs.

These guys are all the same. They spend money, the owners are stupid. They don't spend it, the owners are cheap. Players are all greedy, the fences are too close, and nobody cares about the sport anymore except for the sportswriter -- who will write about how great and caring an owner Arte Moreno is if his team wins.
   30. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#4017166)
I'd be pretty surprised if Albert finishes as one of the Top 5 position players in baseball history. Top 10 maybe.

Practically impossible. I can't see him overtaking Ruth, Cobb, Williams, Hornsby, Wagner or Mays. Or Bonds on raw stats; but I apply a hefty steroid discount.
Seems unfair; Pujols hasn't tested positive yet.
   31. ursus arctos Posted: December 15, 2011 at 06:46 PM (#4017172)
Keep in mind that this idiot also just tripled the annual revenue from the Angels' television contract.
   32. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:08 PM (#4017201)
Keep in mind that this idiot also just tripled the annual revenue from the Angels' television contract.

Not really true. A $3B, 20 year deal isn't paying $150M per year, in today's dollars. You have to account for inflation.

If you spread the revenue so that is grows 5% p.a., the first year would be ~$90M.
   33. Hombre Brotani Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:26 PM (#4017217)
If you spread the revenue so that is grows 5% p.a., the first year would be ~$90M.
Which it is. Which is about twice what they were getting before. And unlike the previous contract, the Angels weren't getting 5%/year bumps. The point is that Moreno managed to jockey for a pretty giant amount of money.
   34. Steve N Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:39 PM (#4017227)
The only 300 pound first baseman in the Angels history that I can think of was Mo Vaughn. That was a long time ago.
   35. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:48 PM (#4017233)
Which it is. Which is about twice what they were getting before. And unlike the previous contract, the Angels weren't getting 5%/year bumps. The point is that Moreno managed to jockey for a pretty giant amount of money.

Sure, I'm just saying triple is a gross-overstatement.

They were underpaid before, relative to other large market deals/team-owned channel setups, and he redressed that.

But the crux is they have an extra $40M to spend, not an extra $100M.
   36. Hombre Brotani Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:54 PM (#4017243)
They have an extra $40M this year, and that number increases at a rate far greater than any of their previous contracts had paid the Angels.

>highfive< to Moreno.
   37. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 07:59 PM (#4017251)
They have an extra $40M this year, and that number increases at a rate far greater than any of their previous contracts had paid the Angels.

They have $40M that probably keeps up with inflation in salaries over time. It's a great deal, but let's not pretend he's done something other large market haven't done before him.
   38. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: December 15, 2011 at 08:30 PM (#4017286)
These guys are all the same. They spend money, the owners are stupid. They don't spend it, the owners are cheap. Players are all greedy, the fences are too close, and nobody cares about the sport anymore except for the sportswriter -- who will write about how great and caring an owner Arte Moreno is if his team wins.


This is a grossly unfair oversimplification. The sportswriters said that the fences in Citi Field were too deep!
   39. rlc Posted: December 15, 2011 at 08:42 PM (#4017302)
Well, literal true horses break down with distressing frequency, and their careers are only four or five years long; the best of them retire after their age-three season. Which doesn't sound like Sabathia either.


Sometimes listening to baseball on the radio I'll hear some nice evocative language, then realize that most of the people listening will have had zero experience of the basis for the metaphors. This then makes me feel wistful about how the country has changed. Baseball is a pastoral game, but most of today's fans have not spent much time in a pastoral setting.

Thoroughbred racehorses are definitely not what Sabathia is being compared to. The next time Anheuser-Busch airs one of their non-mammary-themed commercials, take a look at the furry things that are making the beer wagon move. Those are workhorses.
   40. Monty Posted: December 15, 2011 at 08:49 PM (#4017311)
I can see an argument for Pujols over Ruth/Hornsby/Wagner/Cobb. The game they were playing back then hardly qualifies.


But if you do that, you'd have to modify the phrase "top 5 in baseball history" to something that makes it clear when you start counting.
   41. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 08:55 PM (#4017322)
Sometimes listening to baseball on the radio I'll hear some nice evocative language, then realize that most of the people listening will have had zero experience of the basis for the metaphors.

My favorite butchered evocative language b/c you have no idea of the true context:

"That's a tough road to hoe" instead of "That's a tough row to hoe", showing no knowledge of gardening/farming.

"Get un-tracked" instead of "Get on-track", showing a shocking lack of understanding of trains, and how bad getting "un-tracked" is.
   42. Hombre Brotani Posted: December 15, 2011 at 09:11 PM (#4017336)
They have $40M that probably keeps up with inflation in salaries over time.
You think inflation's going to grow at close to 5% a year? Every year for 20 years?

Okay. Whatever.
   43. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 09:19 PM (#4017342)
You think inflation's going to grow at close to 5% a year? Every year for 20 years?

Okay. Whatever.


MLB salary inflation? Yes.

CPI inflation? Possibly. If I had to guess on a 20-year forecast, I'd probably say close to 4%, but 5% or higher is not outlandish.

Every major gov't in the world has tremendous debt problems. Inflation is the easiest way to manage debt.
   44. A triple short of the cycle Posted: December 15, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#4017379)
I think "tough road to hoe" refers to a low-end hooker district, like 17th and Capp in the Mission.
   45. Gotham Dave Posted: December 15, 2011 at 10:08 PM (#4017389)
43 - Inflation IS the easiest way to manage debt, but I don't know how long it's going to take just about every government and financial institution in the world to figure that out. They seem to forget that half their job is supposed to be encouraging full employment. The ECB actually raised interest rates this year, with predictably disastrous results.

I guess what I'm saying is that the last year of the deal, in which Fox pays the Angels $200 million to broadcast the smoldering crater where their field used to be in a dystopian, Mad Max-esque Orange County, will be a pretty good deal for Moreno.

If everybody comes to their senses, and you'd think they have to eventually, 4% seems about right to me. At least over 10-15 years, after that everything gets fuzzy, obviously.
   46. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 10:15 PM (#4017395)
If everybody comes to their senses, and you'd think they have to eventually, 4% seems about right to me. At least over 10-15 years, after that everything gets fuzzy, obviously.

Agree. But the Angels expenses should grow faster than that. MLB player salary growth has been beating inflation for four decades.

They seem to forget that half their job is supposed to be encouraging full employment. The ECB actually raised interest rates this year, with predictably disastrous results.

The ECB doesn't have that in their charter. The Fed has the dual objectives (full employment and price stability). For the ECB price stability is it.
   47. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM (#4017443)
Sabathia is a true horse...


Anybody else imagine a hatch in his stomach opening and a bunch of little Greek guys spilling out?
   48. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: December 16, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#4017454)
Agree. But the Angels expenses should grow faster than that. MLB player salary growth has been beating inflation for four decades.


Eh, a lot of that is because the lack of free agency was keeping salaries artificially low. I'd still expect it to continue to outpace real inflation for the foreseeable future, but I expect it's going to be closer to real inflation than it has been in the past.
   49. bumpis hound Posted: December 16, 2011 at 01:31 AM (#4017479)
17th and Capp in the Mission

Holla Uptown!
   50. Something Other Posted: December 16, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#4017494)
People called me an idiot for suggesting that an opt-out clause can sometimes work for the singing team's benefit.... but I really think the wisest choice would be to offer Prince an opt-out after 3 years.

People don't call you an idiot. That you know of.
   51. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: December 16, 2011 at 09:26 AM (#4017595)
For the ECB price stability is it.


Which is why it's going to be hi-#######-larious when the Euro collapses and suddenly we have the biggest currency crisis in the history of the world, which makes 1918 Austro-Hungary look like tiddlywinks. It's an awesome black comedy in real life!
   52. PreservedFish Posted: December 16, 2011 at 09:37 AM (#4017596)
My opinion is that nobody on earth really understands these macroeconomic trends. But I could be wrong.
   53. Downtown Bookie Posted: December 16, 2011 at 12:10 PM (#4017607)
These guys are all the same. They spend money, the owners are stupid. They don't spend it, the owners are cheap. Players are all greedy, the fences are too close, and nobody cares about the sport anymore except for the sportswriter -- who will write about how great and caring an owner Arte Moreno is if his team wins.


This is a grossly unfair oversimplification. The sportswriters said that the fences in Citi Field were too deep!


Yeah, but only when David Wright was at bat.

DB
   54. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:55 AM (#4018304)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   55. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:55 AM (#4018303)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   56. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:56 AM (#4018307)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   57. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:56 AM (#4018306)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   58. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:56 AM (#4018309)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   59. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018308)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   60. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018302)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   61. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018301)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   62. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018305)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   63. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018299)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   64. @shamrockbail Posted: December 17, 2011 at 06:57 AM (#4018300)
Ive been a Phillies Full season tic holder since CBP opened in 2004, my 1st row OF seats in Left Center were just under $1480 a seat for 83 games ( 2 on deck series games prior to Opening Day) this year im paying $2790 per seat, in 9seasons tix have almost doubled, parking went from $5 to $15 as well, YET the ownership is SPENDING it, putting a superior product on the Field that is a pre season favorite in the NL, no it doesnt guarantee us a WS victory, but unlike the 06 Cards and 2010 Giants, we have mase post season after our WS victory in 08, repeated as NL pennant winners in 09, deep into NLCS in 2010, witnessing Doc Halladay No No the 2010 NL's bedt offense. In 2010 NLDS ( unreal and i had Halladay signy stubs) but it wasnt in the cards, along the way we had a PG, a CY Young, 5 cons NL East titles, WS Title, and ovr 200 cons sellouts at CBP, why are they spending ? Because the fans spend inside CBP like the economy is post WW II and not in an almost depression, heck some fans believe they hit the lotto by trying to sell 400 level season tix for as much as dugout seats vs the Nats on a Tuesday Nite.


Im lucky, fortunately i can afford my tix, sell approx 50 games at about $10 more per tix unless its a Red Sox, Giants, Muts game, them slightly more, and the Phillies also offer 1 game extra per round in playoffs, 08 and 09 WS tic paid for the post season alone, but again, if we cared about tix prices rising they wouldnt be printing Cash at CBP like they are now, every game is a party to a capacity crowd ( Unlike the Red Sox sham of streak, a broker buys all extras therefore the streak will forever be extended in Bean and Bud Town, i could care less that the Phillies may spen into the Luxury tax in 2012, so what ? Its awesome that after agony from 84 to 92 being a diehard loser Phillies fam playing in the Vet aka a Monstrosity, we built it and they are coming, Smoltz can Be Low me about no one wishing to pitch in out launching pad, Lee, Hamels and the most Dominant and consistsnt Pitcher in all of MLB ( Doc Halladay) dont seem to have issues, although allow Doc to pitch in Pet Co for half his starts and Gibsons 68 season would lool to be in jeopardy cause he wont allow a homer all season, afttet all look at Peavy, he went to US Cellular and his neck twisted so hard his lats popped off the tendons..

In Closing, Angels fans should enjoy the 36 yo Pujols fpr 5 more seasons, he is better then A Fraud, Pujols doesnt choke in October, steroids havent taken there toll on Ligaments like Arods 50 year old body, he plays like 110 reg season games and is on post season roster then his manhood shrivels like George Constanza's aftr jumping in a pool, besides ole Artie is mad the Rangers stole his once lock of a division title, the offense the Angels posses w Trumbo, Pujols, TROUT, Aybar, Kendry Morales as an unknown and a still great defender in torry, not to mention a Rotation second only to my Phillies w Weaver, Harren, Santana and CJ Wilson will most likely rarn em a 1 game playoff as a WC team, and w that pitching and potent (on paper) offense they now have a big advantage over Texas as their Offense still was susecptable to good Pitching beats Pctober hitting 2 years in a row, so we will see...

Any opposing fan who crys foul and says its a waste is a hater and only wishes their ownership put their $ where there mouth is, people that complain rarely attemd regular games and after the NYY dismantled the LAA in 2009, they certaonly would love a rematch in 2012, it makes me laugh that fans worry about the $$, if you support your team and owners go out and TAKE the games best players you should first sit and enjoy the ride and w the other WC spot now available, the Angels rotation alone will win 85 Games , the Div w the Astros being added gives LAA another 12 /18 for at least 4 more seasons ( just kidding, welll not really) but at year 6 or 7 if you cant buy continue to buy players due to lack of fan support well if owners are going for it, diehard fans should be happy, owners like the Phillies John Middleton, Tigers illaych and LAA Art Moreno should be the standard and not the Norm like the Cash Stashing Marlins who stole a tax payer stadium and placed an inferior Hail Mary club on the diamond the past 8 years and now wanna bust out the checkbook, but how their M.O is w Lauria he would dismantle if a Trophy was won and players have. Seen Lauria ship out Managers for Hanley not hustling, Dealing Ross and Uggla because of arb raises, he may spend now but no deep runs into October for 2 seasons and he will deal Stanton, Reyes if applicable and not permantly disabled and the kid w unlimited potential amd work eyhic of a Fat Billionaire in Hanley, who is simply waisting talent by not working out and lack of hudtling or caring if team wins or not, that team is a temporary spender, imagine if you were a cash flish cards fan ? Watching Pujols leave agter the org earned the payroll for 2012 season inerchandising and TV money, the own Anheiser Bush, they too have unlimited funds for eternity if there fans werent simply gullable into the spin machine, anyhow, there are lousy MLB towns, like Tampa, no one is from TB, they are all retirees from NE, and the stadium is equal to the Bad News Bears playing mexican kids in the junkyard, whi wants to see that dimly lit hole in a crime ridden hood ? The Pirates have maybe the prettiest modern park in all of MLB ...

And again, they built it or spun like it was built and had attendance increases when the Fans thought the season had magic to it only to implode in July, Aug, Sept, and finally the Reds, the BRM of the 70s showed that Cinci is a mlb town, in 2010 the Reds couldnt even sell out Playoff Games until Phillies Fans rolled in to snap up tox that cost less the parking in Phila, and then the Reds address Nothing in 2011 and simply stayed on the pot and allowed ge cards and Brewers to go to post season and even he Cuba gave up talent for a #3 starter on Garza and they werent planning on winning the Central, but the Reds basically gave a year away of Votto's time as a Red, he will be a NYY in 3 more seasons replacing Tex and Reds will once again do nada !
by going w a bunch of Pitchers they prey can give em 200 innings, and 15 to 20 QS but in 2010, the Reds were horrid down the stretch and were tired, playing superior Pitching Philles was the varsity vs tee ball and I knew in NLDS gm 1 Volsquez was gonma be shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound as he walked the 1st player and crowd rode him into showing je jas a million dollar arm w a buffulo head nickle pn his shoulders saying he pitched in the Dominican Winter Championship which outside the Dr pnly diehards know who won and an mlb post sesson game is best of best and in Phila we love mental midgets, like Sanchez, Big Tiny Bubba Broxton who career has careened from overpowering Corn fed whiteboy into an unsure 14 yp virgin in a whore house, Stairs HR landed in San Fran and then je walked Stairs in 2010, hit Ruiz w a ball and the. Threw Rollins. A cookie donw the fat part of plate on a FB 3-1 count only to have Jimmmy gap a GW 2 Rbi dble leaving Manny Ramirez asking Que, Que ? i was in the showers but when i left we had a lead, Broxton is on the edge of being outt baseball and prolly a homeless alcoholic seeing Stairs all over the place... Anyhow, Build it and thwy will come, I say all this but Howard being overpaid will be a hangup, but if supported Hamels, Lee, Worley, Halladay will be Phillies well into the Future, and Doc hopefully retires a Phila, Lee blew a 4 run lead and people were ready to sacrifice Hamels for same thing in 2009 vs the NYY..Lee is being paid to be a stopper, and Not a regilular aeason hero, we have Doc for that !

aftrr years of agony and my steadfast support which ended in A weeklong greiving period of mlb playofff drought i and my 3 boys get to witness the greatest time in Phillies History w a future HOF Ledgend and Ledgend in Halladay, my kids get to watch what i dis in Lefty Carlton and thfy have no idea how fortunate they are to have a passionate base w a beautiful ball park and w Middleton brainwashing Frugile elderly owners showing them its more profitable filor billionaires to spend and recieve tax breaks then to make $25 mill a year in Black Profit, instead making $5 mill saves em all $50 in othrr Tax, its great !
   65. vortex of dissipation Posted: December 17, 2011 at 08:49 AM (#4018313)
Tina? Long time, no see...
   66. Something Other Posted: December 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM (#4018330)
I was thinking Keefe with a new handle...
   67. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: December 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM (#4018338)
Shamrock, how did you know my meditation mantra?
   68. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:31 AM (#4019189)
Holy ####! I thought it might be Keefe too. Until the 12th iteration of the post. Sloppy.
   69. The District Attorney Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:42 AM (#4019192)
Thanks for bumping, I would have hated to miss this.
   70. MattAtBat Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:51 AM (#4019194)
Epic. By the time you get to "In Closing," you're still not halfway through the post.
   71. Sleepy was just “inspecting the bunker”, y’all Posted: December 19, 2011 at 06:05 AM (#4019196)
I was thinking Keefe with a new handle...


@shamrockbail looks like a Twitter account... hmmmm. Very well might be him- the profile pic is a dude standing with Roy Halladay.

If I'm ever in need of bail bonds in NJ, I know who I'm gonna call.
   72. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: December 19, 2011 at 06:28 AM (#4019200)
@shamrockbail, your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter
   73. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: December 19, 2011 at 06:51 AM (#4019202)
17th and Capp in the Mission

Holla Uptown!

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   74. shattnering his Dominicano G Strings on that Mound Posted: December 19, 2011 at 07:57 AM (#4019210)
PURE POETRY
   75. Dr. Vaux Posted: December 19, 2011 at 08:19 AM (#4019212)
The hell?
   76. tfbg9 Posted: December 19, 2011 at 02:02 PM (#4019235)
Very classy, boys. Charitable.

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