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#1 URI


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:51 AM

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

Edited by absintheofmalaise, 14 April 2009 - 11:41 AM.


#2 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

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

#3 Lars The Wanderer

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:38 AM

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


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:49 AM

Iím 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. Iíll send him a PM so he doesnít miss this.

#5 Was (Not Wasdin)

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

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


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:19 PM

I'd like to take the Dodgers. Please.

#7 dylanmarsh

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

I'll take the Diamondbacks.

#8 JulE6


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:31 PM

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

#9 twoBshorty


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:38 PM

I'd like to do the Orioles.

#10 Saturnian

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

I'd like to take the A's.

#11 phrenile


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:02 PM

I'll take San Diego.

#12 TrapperAB

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:13 PM

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

#14 MidnightC

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:17 PM

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

#15 bball831

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:28 PM

I'll take the Phillies.

#16 billy ashley

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

I would like to take the Chicago White Sox

#17 jayhoz


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:42 PM

I'll take the Twins if that is ok.

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

Edited by jayhoz, 13 March 2009 - 03:56 PM.


#18 PLomaglioJR

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

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

#19 URI


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

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

#20 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

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

#21 RingoOSU


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:54 PM

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


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:54 PM

I will take the REDS.


Oh, how we long for the days of Sabo!

#23 wibi


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:04 PM

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


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

Edited by majorwibi, 13 March 2009 - 05:04 PM.


#24 URI


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:06 PM

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


You guys can do them together.

#25 Toe Nash

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:40 PM

I can do the LA Angels of Anaheim.

#26 Sille Skrub

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

I will take the REDS.

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

#27 NDame616


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

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!

Edited by NDame616, 13 March 2009 - 05:55 PM.


#28 Fratboy


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:22 PM

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

#29 Sille Skrub

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:33 PM

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


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:33 PM

I'll take Colorado.

#31 gtg807y

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

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


I could probably pitch in some for the Braves.

#32 sachmoney


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:13 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:17 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:18 PM

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

#35 sachmoney


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:33 PM

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?

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

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:44 PM

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

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:43 PM

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


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:28 PM

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.

Edited by drtooth, 13 March 2009 - 09:28 PM.


#39 NDame616


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:47 PM

Anyone can help me with Detroit if they want!

#40 Buckner's Boots

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:07 PM

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

#41 Sille Skrub

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:08 PM

Fair warning: The Reds thread will transcend baseball.

#42 DanoooME


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:09 PM

I'd like to assist with the Phils.

#43 RingoOSU


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

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

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

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:01 PM

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


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

I would be interested in helping out with the Royals.

#46 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

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

And Skrub, your pm box is full.

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

#47 SeanBerry


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:05 PM

Fair warning: The Reds thread will transcend baseball.



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

#48 JulE6


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

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

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

I'd love to help with Colorado.

#50 redsoxedmunds24

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:53 PM

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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