2019 ALDS - Rays vs. Astros - Gamethread

jon abbey

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Let's go Wendle, get the run in.

HOU down to just 2 mound visits left already, wow.
 

crow216

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All the talk about offense and pitching coming into the postseason and it sure feels like defense deserves a lot of the credit for some Ws right now.
 

genoasalami

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Their pathetic fanbase doesn't deserve that team.
The fanbase isn't "pathetic". They play in a horrid stadium in probably the worst geographical location in the market with absolutely zero meaningful public transportation.
 

genoasalami

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They’re like 18th in local TV ratings and the Lightning drew better at the Trop than the Rays did.
41 game season vs an 81 game season with many of the home Lightning games back then on weekends. You have a link regarding being 18th in local TV ratings?.....I see the ratings most nights and they do very well.....just found a mid-season link ..they hold their own .... https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/news/2019/07/22/a-ratings-home-run-harper-machado-drive-increases.html
 

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41 game season vs an 81 game season with many of the home Lightning games back then on weekends. You have a link regarding being 18th in local TV ratings?.....I see the ratings most nights and they do very well...
It’s baseball vs hockey, you should not be outdrawn by your local hockey team even in Canada.


Maury Brown will come out with the final numbers any day now.
 

genoasalami

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It’s baseball vs hockey, you should not be outdrawn by your local hockey team even in Canada.


Maury Brown will come out with the final numbers any day now.
I've lived here 30 years...the Trop is a bad stadium in probably the worst geographical location ... The population base lives 45+ mins away which includes a drive over a long bridge which is notorious for being jammed. There is no debating the attendance sucks, but if they built a destination stadium like the Braves did, and put it in downtown Tampa where it belongs, we would not be having this conversation...Speaking of the Braves, they endured years of ridicule over empty seats during their playoff runs back in the 90s and early 2000s..
 

E5 Yaz

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Astros fan boss in the past 30 seconds

Urquidy is the white flag

They’re going to lose on Thursday.

Can’t hit ... not going to fare well against glasnow and snell

Can feel it coming like a freight train
 

Spacemans Bong

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I've lived here 30 years...the Trop is a bad stadium in probably the worst geographical location ... The population base lives 45+ mins away which includes a drive over a long bridge which is notorious for being jammed. There is no debating the attendance sucks, but if they built a destination stadium like the Braves did, and put it in downtown Tampa where it belongs, we would not be having this conversation...Speaking of the Braves, they endured years of ridicule over empty seats during their playoff runs back in the 90s and early 2000s..
And they deserved it, Atlanta gets a lot of criticism as a not particularly good pro sports town.

I have family on the gulf coast and everything you say is true, but the fact they don’t draw flies on the weekend when traffic isn’t an issue and the fact their owner wants to build a Triple-A sized ballpark with 28,000 seats is incriminating.