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  • French Rage
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    To have proper guardians, your city needs to contain something worth guarding.

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  • WisconsinWildcard
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    Originally posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post

    I wasn't aware the sculptures were called the Guardians of Traffic until after the name change was announced by the (formerly) Indians, and I became a transplanted Clevelander years ago. These sculptures are part of the Hope Memorial Bridge, known also as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. I see the sculptures every time I use the bridge, which is fairly regularly, but had no clue what they were. They are pretty neat looking, and once I realized where the new team name came from, it has grown on me a bit. I think if the team had changed its name 50 or 60 years ago, by now most people would think it was pretty cool. Progressive Field is at the corner of Carnegie Avenue and Ontario Street in Cleveland, and the bridge begins just a few hundred yards west of the Guardians home park, spanning the Cuyahoga River. The avenue becomes Lorain Avenue at the end of the bridge heading west.
    Having lived in Cleveland for 5 years, 100% agree with this post. I think they are very cool sculptures and I think the name will grow over time (although wish they would have handled the roller derby team stuff with more class).

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  • WeAreNDHockey
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Opinions vary. I didn't like it until I learned those cool sculptures are called The Guardians.




    Now I think this has the opportunity for art deco goodness. Especially when the current infantilization trend of logos, and culture in general, is rejected.
    I wasn't aware the sculptures were called the Guardians of Traffic until after the name change was announced by the (formerly) Indians, and I became a transplanted Clevelander years ago. These sculptures are part of the Hope Memorial Bridge, known also as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. I see the sculptures every time I use the bridge, which is fairly regularly, but had no clue what they were. They are pretty neat looking, and once I realized where the new team name came from, it has grown on me a bit. I think if the team had changed its name 50 or 60 years ago, by now most people would think it was pretty cool. Progressive Field is at the corner of Carnegie Avenue and Ontario Street in Cleveland, and the bridge begins just a few hundred yards west of the Guardians home park, spanning the Cuyahoga River. The avenue becomes Lorain Avenue at the end of the bridge heading west.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

    guardians….. how fucking stupid. Like a turdburger for fucks sake
    Opinions vary. I didn't like it until I learned those cool sculptures are called The Guardians.




    Now I think this has the opportunity for art deco goodness. Especially when the current infantilization trend of logos, and culture in general, is rejected.
    Last edited by Kepler; 01-14-2022, 02:20 PM.

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  • Bronco
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post

    guardians….. how fucking stupid. Like a turdburger for fucks sake
    I mean it is Ohio...

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Hope this comes thru on the mobile -- from Nathan Ruiz on Twitter, the new LF at Camden Yards.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As this image shows more clearly, the leftmost corner of the bullpen will be 380 feet from home plate, with the jut directly next to it at 400 feet. The left-field corner remains 333 feet from home (about league average) but quickly increases, reaching 384 feet in two sections. <a href="https://t.co/IEWEOjPbHb">pic.twitter.com/IEWEOjPbHb</a></p>&mdash; Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) <a href="https://twitter.com/NathanSRuiz/status/1482018140150280197?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 14, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    Not at all.

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  • joecct
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    Hope this comes thru on the mobile -- from Nathan Ruiz on Twitter, the new LF at Camden Yards.

    Ahh f it. Here's the link: https://twitter.com/NathanSRuiz/stat...18140150280197
    Last edited by joecct; 01-14-2022, 03:09 PM.

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  • mookie1995
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

    Scherzer, Cole, Rendon, Trout, and Strasburg all will make more in base salary than the entirety of the Pirates, Orioles, or Guardians.
    guardians….. how fucking stupid. Like a turdburger for fucks sake

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by French Rage View Post
    Nothing from "Baseketball"?
    San Diego Whalers

    Got my list from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...l_sports_teams

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  • French Rage
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    Nothing from "Baseketball"?

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

    Did Liberty City have a baseball team? I only remember the Cocks and Beavers from III, and those were soccer teams. Maybe IV had one, but I played that game so disjointedly I don’t remember much.
    The IV version had a baseball team: the Liberty Swingers. San Fierro had the Packers.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    You got Los Santos and Las Venturas but not San Fierro, Vice City, or Liberty City? Booooooo. :-p
    Did Liberty City have a baseball team? I only remember the Cocks and Beavers from III, and those were soccer teams. Maybe IV had one, but I played that game so disjointedly I don’t remember much.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Decided to GM in a fictional baseball league (24 teams) in OOTP '22. All the teams are named after TV/Movie/Book/Video Game teams. Made the playoffs in the leagues 1st year (as Pythons GM)!

    Philadelphia defeated San Francisco for the 1st ever championship.

    NE Div: New York Knights, Ottawa Raptors, Hackensack Bulls, Hoboken Zephyrs, Albany Senators, Metropolis Monarchs
    E Div: Bedrock Boulders, Baltimore Nordiques, Boston Boomers, Pittsburgh Pythons, Philadelphia Patriots, Springfield Isotopes
    S Div: New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Wichita Wraiths, Kansas City Regeants, Miami Gators, St. Louis Wolves
    W Div: Los Santos Saints, Hollywood Stars, San Diego Whalers, San Francisco Owls, Denver Marshalls, Las Venturas Bandits
    You got Los Santos and Las Venturas but not San Fierro, Vice City, or Liberty City? Booooooo. :-p

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Decided to GM in a fictional baseball league (24 teams) in OOTP '22. All the teams are named after TV/Movie/Book/Video Game teams. Made the playoffs in the leagues 1st year (as Pythons GM)!

    Philadelphia defeated San Francisco for the 1st ever championship.

    NE Div: New York Knights, Ottawa Raptors, Hackensack Bulls, Hoboken Zephyrs, Albany Senators, Metropolis Monarchs
    E Div: Bedrock Boulders, Baltimore Nordiques, Boston Boomers, Pittsburgh Pythons, Philadelphia Patriots, Springfield Isotopes
    S Div: New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Wichita Wraiths, Kansas City Regeants, Miami Gators, St. Louis Wolves
    W Div: Los Santos Saints, Hollywood Stars, San Diego Whalers, San Francisco Owls, Denver Marshalls, Las Venturas Bandits
    This is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I bow down. But I do not get this one: Boston Boomers. And Kansas City Regeants eludes me, too.

    And the absence of an Iowa Baseball Confederacy reference bums me out.
    Last edited by Kepler; 12-29-2021, 05:52 PM.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Decided to GM in a fictional baseball league (24 teams) in OOTP '22. All the teams are named after TV/Movie/Book/Video Game teams. Made the playoffs in the leagues 1st year (as Pythons GM)!

    Philadelphia defeated San Francisco for the 1st ever championship.

    NE Div: New York Knights, Ottawa Raptors, Hackensack Bulls, Hoboken Zephyrs, Albany Senators, Metropolis Monarchs
    E Div: Bedrock Boulders, Baltimore Nordiques, Boston Boomers, Pittsburgh Pythons, Philadelphia Patriots, Springfield Isotopes
    S Div: New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Wichita Wraiths, Kansas City Regeants, Miami Gators, St. Louis Wolves
    W Div: Los Santos Saints, Hollywood Stars, San Diego Whalers, San Francisco Owls, Denver Marshalls, Las Venturas Bandits

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