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MLB Adopt-a-Team

Discussion in 'Adopt-a-Team' started by URI, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. URI

    URI stands for life, liberty and the uturian way of li Dope

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    Now, YOU can play the part of a beat reporter!

    A few years ago, we had the idea of having members "adopt" an MLB team and follow them all year, posting news items, series previews, and various other information that might be of interested to a message board obessed with the Red Sox.

    In this thread, sign up for your muse...some are taken, due to time served or the existence of sub-obsession level fora, but if you just love the shit out of your Cincinnati Reds, here is your chance to add this love to the greater good of SoSH.

    First come, first serve. Sharing is welcome. Lurkers can, of course, sign up, and this will be a good route to membership.

    Baltimore - twoBshorty, budcrew08
    Tampa - drtooth, JohnnyK
    Toronto - Foulkey Reese, mwonow

    Chicago - billy ashley
    Cleveland - TrapperAB, Frat
    Detroit - NDame616
    Kansas City - rembrat, Jinhocho
    Minnesota - jayhoz

    Los Angeles - PLomaglioJr, Toe Nash
    Oakland - Saturnian
    Seattle - Joe D Reid, D Jack's Dome
    Texas - Was (Not Wasdin)

    Atlanta - absintheofmalaise, gtg807y
    Florida - JulE6
    New York - Dummy Hoy, nycdoc999
    Philadelphia - bball831
    Washington - Ringo, Majorwibi

    Cincinnati - Berry, Skrub
    Chicago - MidnightC, Laser Show
    Houston - SaladParmesan
    Milwaukee - sachmoney, Buckner's Boots
    Pittsburgh - Robinson Checo
    St Louis - redsoxedmunds24

    Arizona - dylanmarsh
    Colorado - RedOctober3829, Sinistas
    Los Angeles - Stuart Scott's Lazy Eye
    San Francisco - LarstheWanderer
    San Diego - phrenile
     
  2. absintheofmalaise

    absintheofmalaise too many flowers Dope SoSH Member

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    I'll take the Braves. If anyone wants to help it would be appreciated.
     
  3. Lars The Wanderer

    Lars The Wanderer Member SoSH Member

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    I keep meaning to start the Giants thread but I've been procrastinating. Last season's was pretty popular.

    I'll give it a go later this evening if nobody minds.
     
  4. rembrat

    rembrat Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    I’m pretty sure lurker Sea Dog would love to start the Royals thread since he basically kept last years thread afloat, check the post count. And I would certainly help him out. I’ll send him a PM so he doesn’t miss this.
     
  5. Was (Not Wasdin)

    Was (Not Wasdin) family crest has godzilla SoSH Member

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    I'll take the Texas Rangers, and would be happy to share with anyone else who wants to jump on board.
     
  6. Stuart Scott's Lazy Eye

    Stuart Scott's Lazy Eye Sad Sack SoSH Member

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    I'd like to take the Dodgers. Please.
     
  7. dylanmarsh

    dylanmarsh Member SoSH Member

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    I'll take the Diamondbacks.
     
  8. JulE6

    JulE6 the crying game

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    Phenominal Idea. I would love to take on the Marlins.
     
  9. twoBshorty

    twoBshorty Has friends with cellos SoSH Member

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    I'd like to do the Orioles.
     
  10. Saturnian

    Saturnian Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'd like to take the A's.
     
  11. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'll take San Diego.
     
  12. TrapperAB

    TrapperAB Member SoSH Member

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    I grew up in Cleveland... went to that POS Municipal Stadium whenever the Sox were in town... followed the Indians because I was the neighborhood paper boy... I'd love to keep tabs on the Indians.

    AB
     
  13. Joe D Reid

    Joe D Reid Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I did Seattle a few years back, and will start it up again.
     
  14. MidnightC

    MidnightC Member SoSH Member

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    I did the Cubs last year. I'll take them again if no one has any objections.
     
  15. bball831

    bball831 Member SoSH Member

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    I'll take the Phillies.
     
  16. billy ashley

    billy ashley Member SoSH Member

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    I would like to take the Chicago White Sox
     
  17. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'll take the Twins if that is ok.

    Edit - I'm glad to share duties with anyone who wants to.
     
  18. PLomaglioJR

    PLomaglioJR lurker

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    I wouldn't mind taking the Angels if that's alright.
     
  19. URI

    URI stands for life, liberty and the uturian way of li Dope

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    If more than one person wants to do a thread, you should team up.
     
  20. Foulkey Reese

    Foulkey Reese foulkiavelli SoSH Member

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    Yea if any rotten Canadians want to add to the Blue Jays thread, please do.
     
  21. RingoOSU

    RingoOSU okie misanthrope SoSH Member

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    Oh what the heck. I'll do the Nationals as long as I'm allowed to use my sarcastic biting humor destroying them.
     
  22. SeanBerry

    SeanBerry Knows about the CBA. SoSH Member

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    I will take the REDS.


    Oh, how we long for the days of Sabo!
     
  23. wibi

    wibi Member SoSH Member

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    If you dont want them I will take them.

    Spending a year in DC made the Nats my NL team of choice right now

    If not the Nats then I will take the Rockies
     
  24. URI

    URI stands for life, liberty and the uturian way of li Dope

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    You guys can do them together.
     
  25. Toe Nash

    Toe Nash Member SoSH Member

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    I can do the LA Angels of Anaheim.
     
  26. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    Let's tag team on this. Mark me down as a "Special Contributor."
     
  27. NDame616

    NDame616 will bailey SoSH Member

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    I'll start to follow a new team! I'll do LAAAAA if no one has claimed it, and I don't think they have what it takes to win the West this year and play us! However, I'm also open for Detroit or any other team not claimed. Just sign me up!

    EDIT: Looks someone wants LAAAAA. I will do Detroit!
     
  28. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'll tag team with TrapperAB on the Tribe. The excellent MSP Annual on the Indians will come in handy :)
     
  29. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    Looks like we have the Brew Crew, Rockies and Cards left.

    Also as URI said, if you want to help with a team already chosen feel free.
     
  30. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    I'll take Colorado.
     
  31. gtg807y

    gtg807y Member SoSH Member

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    I could probably pitch in some for the Braves.
     
  32. sachmoney

    sachmoney Member SoSH Member

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    I would've taken the Tigers being in Michigan for at least half the summer and all, but I'll happily take the Brew Crew. It'll take me back to my little league days.

    Nip, as we change the thread titles to update for news, will this be updated on SoSH Twitter/Facebook? I don't know if it's completely necessary, but I feel like I am made more aware of news that I wouldn't normally read through those SoSH news avenues.
     
  33. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    I'll take the question, sach. I'm 99.9% positive that changing thread titles does not update the Twitter/Facebook feeds. They only post when a new thread is started.

    I would have never bet that St. Louis would be the last team claimed.

    Anyone? Bueller?
     
  34. redsoxedmunds24

    redsoxedmunds24 Member SoSH Member

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    Since the Cards are my "2nd team" I might as well put a claim in
     
  35. sachmoney

    sachmoney Member SoSH Member

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    Skrub, I guess I was asking whether it should be updated on Facebook/Twitter. Perhaps it would be better if we outlined guidelines for changing the thread title (injuries, prolonged win/loss streaks, significant player contributions [e.g. "Ryan Braun leads the league in HRs"]).
     
  36. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    Ah, I'll leave that to our newly minted MLB forum moderation team (abs/cr67).

    However, I'm pretty sure it is only the Sox, Pats and C's forums that have the facebook/twitter link. The MLB forum isn't set up for that (yet - maybe).
     
  37. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    Shit, my bad. The MLB forum is linked to the facebook feed. I don't see the new team threads on twitter though.
     
  38. drtooth

    drtooth 2:30 Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Should I keep the Rays thread as a monthly thread (i.e:a thread for each month)? I did that last year to keep the thread from becoming the evil mega-thread. It also makes it easier to cross reference old news from earlier in the year.
     
  39. NDame616

    NDame616 will bailey SoSH Member

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    Anyone can help me with Detroit if they want!
     
  40. Buckner's Boots

    Buckner's Boots Member SoSH Member

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    I wish I could have Les Expos... (Damn you, Bud Selig, Jeffrey Loria and Major League Baseball!)
     
  41. Sille Skrub

    Sille Skrub Dope Dope

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    Fair warning: The Reds thread will transcend baseball.
     
  42. DanoooME

    DanoooME Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'd like to assist with the Phils.
     
  43. RingoOSU

    RingoOSU okie misanthrope SoSH Member

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    Oh, I'd like them but not sure how much I can keep up, so we can share, and I'll let you be in charge.
     
  44. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    If anyone feels they need a hand with a team, I'm open to helping out.

    And Skrub, your pm box is full.
     
  45. Jinhocho

    Jinhocho Dope Dope

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    I would be interested in helping out with the Royals.
     
  46. absintheofmalaise

    absintheofmalaise too many flowers Dope SoSH Member

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    Go ahead and pick one that only has one contributor. It's much easier with 2 folks posting information.
     
  47. SeanBerry

    SeanBerry Knows about the CBA. SoSH Member

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    Can I just piggy back this post and demand the entire baseball world take notice.
     
  48. JulE6

    JulE6 the crying game

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    Question for URI/those in charge. Are we trying to limit these threads to news only type threads, or are they open for (useful) commentary during the season?
     
  49. Sinistas

    Sinistas Member SoSH Member

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    I'd love to help with Colorado.
     
  50. redsoxedmunds24

    redsoxedmunds24 Member SoSH Member

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    I don't mind help with the Cards thread. I'm going to get a thread up soon but I'll gladly take any help anyone wants to post throughout the year
     

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