MLB Network– Bringing us the ‘one constant’, constantly!

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I totally understand how you must have felt when Damon went to the Yankees. I’d feel the same way if Derek Jeter suddenly signed with the Red Sox. But that corny line from the movie “Fever Pitch” really is true: No matter how much we love the players, they’ll never love us back.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Elizabeth, if it makes you feel any better, Damon never did get his soul (or his swagger) back. He’s still one of the “idiots” but for different reasons ;-)
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

Love the poem Elizabeth. Damon was never the same after he left us. I have been very happy with the programming on MLB Network. I’m pleasantly surprised how much I like the Hot Stove segment. The hosts have a great chemistry.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Oh sure rub it in for us bums who don’t that fancy french stuff what’s is it called cab-le. Nice write up and can’t wait to get around some of that cab-le to check this channel out!
tom
http://rockymountainway.mlblogs.com

I can’t wait to get back to San Diego and watch MLB Network. My dad’s cable company doesn’t carry it (yet…I’ll be making incessant requests!), so I have to wait until Sunday night. And your poem was great! :)
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

I’m not even a Red Sox fan, but I remember thinking it was a crime to make Damon cut his hair. I really thought he was going to be like Sampson in the Bible, loose all his strength and never play well again. But, alas, I was wrong.

Losing Damon was terrible. Losing Manny was even worse. He gave me so many memories. Wether it was getting his autograph at a game or seeing him hit home runs. Nice poem.

Bigpapi72, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Jane: You’re right, the players will never love me the same way I love them. But I think a lot of them love the fans, the entity of the fans, and that’s enough for me.

Jeff: Damon is an idiot for different reasons, and he’s definitely not the same. Even if he came back to the Red Sox I wouldn’t forgive him.

Julia: Thanks! And I think the Hot Stove segment is great, I really like everyone on the team. They’ve done a great job so far!

Tommy: I hope you get the cable soon so you can join in on the fun!

Jen: Glad you’ll be able to see MLB Network soon! Ozzie Guillen was on last night with an interview and I thought of you!

Redbirdchatter: It was a crime making Damon cut his hair, but in a way it helped us all make the transition. If he had his hair on the yankees, it’d be just as hard because he had that hair on the Red Sox. Lose lose situation I suppose.

-Elizabeth

Bailey: I thought it was worse losing Damon because he was ALWAYS happy playing with the Red Sox, in fact, he embodied everything a Red Sox player SHOULD be. It was just seeing my dearest idiot leave, to the dark side too!
It was hard seeing Manny go though, he was so unhappy, and he was really just horrible about leaving. He really let the team down.
Both were tough losses.
-Elizabeth

Nice poem! The MLB Network sounds amazing! And I know what you mean with the hour-of-football-five-minutes-of-baseball thing. In the rare occasions that I’ve got to watch TV, it’s always been like that. UGH.
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Hey Elizabeth,
I’m also hooked on the MLB Network. I have a tough time staying up late, so I usually have to ask Dad to record the late shows for me. I enjoyed the Red Sox specials. I also watch Cathedrals of the Game. This is a series that tours different ballparks and cities across the U.S. I think I’m going to use it to plan a trip this summer.
-PBR
http://babypaul.mlblogs.com

Kaybee: Thank God we don’t have to deal with that anymore! I hope that you get to watch the MLB Network soon! You’ll fall in love with it!

Baby Paul: Glad to hear you’re enjoying the MLB Network. Good thing your parents can record it so you can sleep well! I’ve been wanting to watch Cathedrals of the Game, I’m going to soon! I had dreamed of visiting every ballpark in America over the summer a few years ago, but I never got around to planning it! I hope you can plan something similar!

-Elizabeth

For the record, Liz, I personally would LIKE for the Nats’ front office to bring Pudge here to D.C., but whether it happens or not is up to them. (Just DON’T have him go to that troll Angelos, is all I ask.)
Glad I can FINALLY write you on here. Smoltz signing with the Sox ain’t going well in Atlanta. One of the bloggers on FanNation who’s from “the ATL” has already divorced himself from following the Braves over this. (And who knew FN had a Twitter page?? LMAO)
Now, if I can just find some fellow DC sports fans here in Twit-land…lol

I like the poem :) very creative. MLB Network sounds soo fun!
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

Nasty-Nats: I can’t imagine how the Braves fans must feel–John Smoltz was with them for twenty-two years!

Hyun Young: Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! MLB Network is soo much fun! They had this hilarious interview between Kevin Millar and Dustin Pedroia yesterday–two of the funniest men in baseball!

-Elizabeth

Yes, Elizabeth …

The MLB Network is “AWESOME” !!! … Baseball, 24/7/365 days a year gives baseball fans a place to visit, along with mlblogs / mlb.com, around the clock, where all baseball fans can get all the baseball action we could ever want, especially, in the middle of winter when there are no games being played yet !!! … Isn’t this geat, were’re talking about baseball in January !!! … On the MLB Network, I have enjoyed [so far] — Don Larsen’s Perfect Game [I hope they re-broadcast the Game, Elizabeth, so you get a chance to watch it]; Ken Burns’ Basesball series; the show on the 2004 Red Sox; the Hot Stove Report [but, they repeat the show way too many times throughout the day]; also, the “Prime 9″ show has provided interesting lists so far !!! … It was great to see Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle on the list [it's interesting, they had DiMaggio #5; and, Mantle #3 on the list -- some people may reverse that ranking, but both in the "top 5" is fine with me] … And, I don’t know about, in all of baseball history, they had Jim Edmonds #8; and, Kirby Puckett #9, on the centerfield list — but, like they said, “it is their list” !!! … And, Elizabeth, you said you didn’t see the whole “Prime 9″ Homerun List; so, I will “list the list” here in my comments: (#9) Chris Chambliss [1976, game winning homerun vs. Royals in AL Championship Game]; (#8) Aaron Boone [well, you know too well, 2003, Game 7, vs. Red Sox]; (#7) Carlton Fisk [classic 1975 WS HR vs. Reds]; (#6) Babe Ruth [famous "Called Homerun Shot" in 1932 WS vs. Cubs]; (#5) Hank Aaron [715th HR in 1974]; (#4) Kirk Gibson [1989 WS HR vs. A's]; (#3) Joe Carter [1993, game and WS winning HR]; (#2) Bill Mazeroski [1960, game and WS winning HR]; and, (#1) Bobby Thompson [1951, "Shot Heard Around The World" vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers in the playoff that ended with the famous call: "The Giants Win The Pennant", "The Giants Win The Pennant", "The Giants Win The Pennant" !!! ... Now, that is a "great" list, but I was surprised that: Babe Ruth's #60 Homerun in 1927; and, Roger Maris' #61 Homerun in 1961 were not included on the list !!! ... Anyway, it is their list !!! ... And, finally, I could feel your pain in your poem to Johnny Damon, "The Betrayal of my Best Friend" ... That's one of the negative things about "free-agency" in baseball -- sometimes our favorite players go to other teams !!! ... But, Elizabeth, with that poem you became a published author !!! ... "Great Post" !!! ... Take care; and, have a great day !!! ... Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

I once spent the entirity of two days watching the Ken Burns special. I had to sleep. I had 24 hours of baseball in 48. Its a great documentary that I can watch over and over.
http://homerfoodandhistory.mlblogs.com/

Jimmy: Thanks for listing the nine home runs! That’s a pretty good lists. And even though it is their list, there are definite points of disagreement–I think they want us to disagree with them. I hope they re-broadcast Larsen’s perfect game as well!

Homer: I probably would’ve watched the entire thing over the same period of time as well, but we were using Blockbuster Online so it’d take weeks just to get one disc! But the documentaries are GREAT

-Elizabeth

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