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NDame616
03-31-2010, 09:54 AM
Poll coming

NDame616
03-31-2010, 09:55 AM
Your thoughts?

SweetTouch
03-31-2010, 09:56 AM
100-62 record (srs), division title, most dominant starters for a 5 or 7 game playoff series in decades. I smell another ring.

2004...2007...2010

Brandman316
03-31-2010, 09:58 AM
Tough to say man!

I LOVE our rotation with the addition of Lackey and I think Bucholtz will be able to get his stuff together this year. The fact we got better defensively is a huge plus... This year, our strength should be pitching and defense, which usually equals championships.

I'm a little worried that our lineup might struggle like at times last year, but hopefully our better pitching/defense will help this...At the end of the day, as much as I hate to say it, the only team out there that might be better than us is the Yankees.

So stoked for Sunday!

NDame616
03-31-2010, 10:03 AM
where's the sh!tstorm?

:(

KingCanuck
03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
3rd in the division behind Yankees and Rays

GetBigyo
03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
3rd place.

Rays will have you guys beat.

Why? because you have a bunch of DL bound pitchers who will take their annual 15 day trip.

SweetTouch
03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
3rd in the division behind Yankees and Rays

You said the same thing last year. Actually, scratch that. You said the Jays would make the playoffs last year.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/20/ROFLMAO.jpg

KingCanuck
03-31-2010, 10:09 AM
You said the same thing last year. Actually, scratch that. You said the Jays would make the playoffs last year.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/20/ROFLMAO.jpg

And you said the Sox would win the world series last year.


# of playoff games won last year:
Red Sox: 0
Blue Jays: 0

SweetTouch
03-31-2010, 10:10 AM
# of playoff games won last year:
Red Sox: 0
Blue Jays: 0

# of playoff games won last decade:

Blue Jays: 0
Red Sox: Too many to count

gg

KingCanuck
03-31-2010, 10:11 AM
# of playoff games won last decade:

Blue Jays: 0
Red Sox: Too many to count

gg

Yeah, the BJ's should have followed the Red Sox way of injecting their star players with steroids.

NDame616
03-31-2010, 11:15 AM
Yeah, the BJ's should have followed the Red Sox way of injecting their star players with steroids.

It's a shame the Red Sox were the only team in the history of baseball to have players connected to steroids :(

SaltyBacon
03-31-2010, 11:44 AM
2004...2007...2010

Same logic the Marlins tried to use last year (97, 03, 09). We know how that ended.

SaltyBacon
03-31-2010, 11:46 AM
where's the sh!tstorm?

:(

The Red Sox are such a non-factor these days no one cares.

jus sayin

Al Swearengen
03-31-2010, 11:48 AM
sorry, no hot dog sales at Fenway this October. :p

SweetTouch
03-31-2010, 11:49 AM
Same logic the Marlins tried to use last year (97, 03, 09). We know how that ended.

Which of "the Marlins" used this logic last year? :confused:


The Red Sox are such a non-factor these days no one cares.

jus sayin

Yet you came in the thread anyway. Yawn.

SaltyBacon
03-31-2010, 11:53 AM
Which of "the Marlins" used this logic last year? :confused:



:confused:

Not sure what you're asking. Dumbass Marlins fans believed the same thing you did about winning each title separated by "X" amount of years.



Yet you came in the thread anyway. Yawn.

well Brady is better than manning

I then stumbled upon another ignorant post of yours and lol'd

Messiahtype
03-31-2010, 11:56 AM
No playoffs so I voted Brady > Manning, because he's more handsome.

cor030
03-31-2010, 11:57 AM
http://www.manningface.com/images/1195536251_peyton.jpg

SweetTouch
03-31-2010, 11:57 AM
:confused:

Not sure what you're asking. Dumbass Marlins fans believed the same thing you did about winning each title separated by "X" amount of years.


There's about 4 Marlins fans in the world, and the Florida Marlins probably won't exist in ~10 years.

SaltyBacon
03-31-2010, 12:18 PM
This thread is now about Koala's

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The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae.

The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.

The word koala comes from the Dharuk gula. Although the vowel /u/ was originally written in the Latin alphabet as "oo" (in spellings such as coola or koolah), it was changed to "oa" possibly due to an error.[3] The word is erroneously said to mean "doesn't drink".[3]

The scientific name of the koala's genus, Phascolarctos, is derived from Greek phaskolos "pouch" and arktos "bear". Its species name, cinereus, is Latin and means "ash-coloured".[4]

Although the koala is not a bear, English-speaking settlers from the late 18th century first called it koala bear due to its similarity in appearance to bears. Although taxonomically incorrect, the name koala bear is still in use today outside Australia[5] — its use is discouraged because of the inaccuracy in the name.[6][7][8][9][10] Other descriptive English names based on "bear" have included monkey bear, native bear, and tree-bear.[3]

Although three subspecies have been described, these are arbitrary selections from a cline and are not generally accepted as valid. Following Bergmann's Rule, southern individuals from the cooler climates are larger. A typical Victorian koala (formerly P. cinereus victor) has longer, thicker fur, is a darker, softer grey, often with chocolate-brown highlights on the back and forearms, and has a more prominently light-coloured ventral side and fluffy white ear tufts. Typical and New South Wales koala weights are 12 kg (26 lb) for males and 8.5 kg (19 lb) for females. In tropical and sub-tropical Queensland, however, the koala is smaller (at around 6.5 kg (14 lb) for an average male and just over 5 kg (11 lb) for an average female), a lighter often rather scruffy grey in colour, and has shorter, thinner fur. In Queensland, the koala was previously classified as the subspecies P. cinereus adustus, and the intermediate forms in New South Wales as P. cinereus cinereus. A fourth variation, though not technically a subspecies, is Phascolarctos cinereus aurum, or in English "golden koala," which has a slight golden tinge to the fur as a result of an absence of the melanin pigment that produces albinism in most other mammalian species. The variation from one form to another is continuous and there are substantial differences between individual koalas in any given region such as hair colour. The origins of the koala are unclear, although almost certainly they descended from terrestrial wombat-like animals. Koala fossils are quite rare, but some have been found in northern Australia dating to 20 million years ago. During this time, the northern half of Australia was rainforest. The koala did not specialise in a diet of eucalyptus until the climate cooled and eucalypt forests grew in the place of rainforests. The fossil record indicates that before 50,000 years ago, giant koalas inhabited the southern regions of Australia. The koala fills the same ecological role as the sloth of South America.

The koala is broadly similar in appearance to the wombat (its closest living relative),[1] but has a thicker coat, much larger ears, and longer limbs. The koala has large, sharp claws to assist with climbing tree trunks. Weight varies from about 14 kg (31 lb) for a large southern male, to about 5 kg (11 lb) for a small northern female. The koala's five fingers are arranged with opposable thumbs, providing better gripping ability. The first two fingers are positioned in apposition on the front paws, and the first three fingers for the hind paws.[11] The koala is one of the few mammals (other than primates) that has fingerprints. Koala fingerprints are similar to human fingerprints; even with an electron microscope, it can be quite difficult to distinguish between the two.[12]

The teeth of the koala are adapted to their herbivorous diet, and are similar to those of other diprotodont marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats. They have sharp incisors to clip leaves at the front of the mouth, separated from the grinding cheek teeth by a wide diastema. The dental formula for koalas is:
Dentition
3.1.1.4
1.0.1.4

The male koala, like many marsupials, has a bifurcated penis. The female has two lateral vaginas and two separate uteri, which is common to all marsupials.[13]

The brain in the ancestors of the modern koala once filled the whole cranial cavity, but has become drastically reduced in the present species, a degeneration scientists suspect is an adaptation to a diet low in energy.[14] One of the smallest in marsupials with no more than 0.2% of its body weight,[15] about 40% of the cranial cavity is filled with cerebrospinal fluid, while the brain's two cerebral hemispheres are like "a pair of shrivelled walnut halves on top of the brain stem, in contact neither with each other nor the bones of the skull. It is the only animal on Earth with such a strangely reduced brain."[16]

It is generally a silent animal, but males have a very loud advertising call that can be heard from almost a kilometre away during the breeding season. When under stress, koalas may issue a loud cry, which has been reported as similar to that of a human baby.[17] There is little reliable information about the lifespan of the koala, but in captivity they have been observed to reach the age of 18 years.[11]

Females reach maturity at 2 to 3 years of age, males at 3 to 4 years. A healthy female koala can produce one young each year for about 12 years. Gestation is 35 days. Twins are very rare; the world's first confirmed identical twin koalas, named "Euca" and "Lyptus", were born at the University of Queensland in April, 1999.[18][19] Mating normally occurs between December and March, the Southern Hemisphere's summer.

A baby koala is referred to as a joey and is hairless, blind, and earless. At birth the joey, only a quarter of an inch long, crawls into the downward-facing pouch on the mother's belly (which is closed by a drawstring-like muscle that the mother can tighten at will) and attaches itself to one of the two teats.

Young remain hidden in the pouch for about six months, only feeding on milk. During this time they grow ears, eyes, and fur. The joey then begins to explore outside of the pouch. At about this stage it begins to consume small quantities of the mother’s "pap" (formerly thought to be excrement, but now thought to come from the mother's cecum) in order to inoculate its gut with the microbes necessary to digest eucalypt leaves.[20] The joey will remain with its mother for another six months or so, riding on her back, and feeding on both milk and eucalypt leaves until weaning is complete at about 12 months of age. Young females disperse to nearby areas at that time; young males often stay in the mother's home range until they are two or three years old.

The koala lives almost entirely on eucalypt leaves. This is likely to be an evolutionary adaptation that takes advantage of an otherwise unfilled ecological niche, since eucalypt leaves are low in protein, high in indigestible substances, and contain phenolic and terpene compounds that are toxic to most species. Like wombats and sloths, the koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day, sleeping most of that time. Koalas can be aggressive towards each other, throwing a foreleg around their opponent and biting, though most aggressive behavior is brief squabbles.[21] Handling koalas may cause them stress,[22] and the issue of aggression and stress from handling is a political issue in Australia.[23][24]

Koalas spend about three of their five active hours eating. Feeding occurs at any time of day, but usually at night. Koalas eat an average of 500 g (18 oz) of eucalypt leaves each day, chewing them with powerful jaws to a very fine paste before swallowing. The liver deactivates the toxic components ready for excretion, and the hind gut (especially the caecum) is greatly enlarged to extract the maximum amount of nutrient from the poor quality diet. Much of this is done through bacterial fermentation: while young are being weaned, the mother passes these essential digestive aids on to her offspring.

The koala will eat the leaves of a wide range of eucalypts, and occasionally even some non-eucalypt species such as Acacia, Leptospermum, and Melaleuca. It has firm preferences for particular varieties of eucalypt and these preferences vary from one region to another: in the south Manna Gum, Blue Gum, and Swamp Gum are favoured; Grey Gum and Tallowwood are important in the north, and the ubiquitous River Red Gum of the isolated seasonal swamps and watercourses that meander across the dry inland plains allows the koala to live in surprisingly arid areas. Many factors determine which of the 680 species of eucalypt trees the koala eats. Among trees of their favourite species, however, the major factor that determines which individual trees the koala chooses is the concentration of a group of phenolic toxins called formylated phloroglucinol compounds.

The Australian Government currently lists the koala as a priority species for conservation status assessment.[25] Government estimates of the national koala population numbers in the hundreds of thousands, although other studies have estimated as few as 80,000 koalas left in the wild.[26] The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there are around 100,000 koalas left in the wild.[27]

The IUCN lists the species as "Least Concern".[2] The Australian government does not consider the species to be threatened, although the US government has declared the koala a threatened species.[28]

The koala inhabits four Australian states. Under state legislation, the species is listed as:

* Queensland — Common, or "Least Concern Wildlife" throughout the state, except in the South East Queensland bioregion, where it is listed as vulnerable.[29]
* New South Wales — listed at a state scale as vulnerable, but varying regionally from secure to locally extinct.[30]
* South Australia — classified as rare.[31]
* Victoria — The koala population in Victoria was considered large and thriving, according to an article which was last reviewed on 29 October, 2007.[32]

The koala was hunted almost to extinction in the early 20th century,[33] largely for its fur. Millions of furs were traded to Europe and the United States, and the population has not fully recovered from such decimations. Extensive cullings occurred in Queensland in 1915, 1917, and again in 1919 when over one million koalas were killed with guns, poisons, and nooses.[34] The public outcry over the cullings was most likely the first wide-scale environmental issue that rallied Australians.[34] Despite the growing movement to protect native species, the poverty brought about by the drought of 1926–28 led to another 600,000 koalas being killed during a one-month open season in August 1927.[34]

thefullmonte
03-31-2010, 12:18 PM
3rd place in division

Ryan1021
03-31-2010, 12:19 PM
As a neutral observer I would be surprised if the Yankees didn't win the AL East. I mean I could see them not winning it, but if I had to bet I would bet on the Yankees.

richard02
03-31-2010, 12:30 PM
i wonder if you can have a koala imported as a pet? they look like a kick ass animal.

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MontelWilliams
03-31-2010, 12:34 PM
lu8Y2eGMfnI

KingCanuck
08-11-2010, 08:37 PM
3rd in the division behind Yankees and Rays


3rd place.

Rays will have you guys beat.

Why? because you have a bunch of DL bound pitchers who will take their annual 15 day trip.

These.

NDame616
08-11-2010, 08:45 PM
How many teams had 4 total All Stars?

.....Because that's the # of All Stars we've had on the DL (one with a season ending injury and one with something that may has well have been)

Nutella!
08-11-2010, 09:34 PM
i sea king canuck is back

must of just watched teh sox absolutely destroy Toronto 10-1

thefullmonte
08-11-2010, 10:05 PM
How many teams had 4 total All Stars?

.....Because that's the # of All Stars we've had on the DL (one with a season ending injury and one with something that may has well have been)


Not to discount the injuries....but considering how the All Stars are selected...that is a TERRIBLE way to try and prove your point.

dmoneythegoat
08-11-2010, 10:10 PM
Not to discount the injuries....but considering how the All Stars are selected...that is a TERRIBLE way to try and prove your point.

this

edit: @NDame: Jeter has made the All-Star game almost every year he has played; that must make him the greatest ever right?

NDame616
08-12-2010, 04:31 AM
Not to discount the injuries....but considering how the All Stars are selected...that is a TERRIBLE way to try and prove your point.

OK, fair enough, but maybe you should look at the All Stars who went on the DL:
Buchholz: top 5 pitcher in the AL
VMart: 2nd best catcher in the AL
Youkilis: Top 5 MVP candidate
Pedroia: Top 2/3 AL 2B

So, yea....our All Stars who went on the DL were legit all stars.

You were saying....?

DatMilkman
08-12-2010, 10:27 AM
These.

Uh, Sox are closing fast brah. 3 games behind Tampa if they can finish this sweep of your Blue Jays today.

GetBigyo
08-12-2010, 11:56 AM
3rd place.

Rays will have you guys beat.

Why? because you have a bunch of DL bound pitchers who will take their annual 15 day trip.

Wow just change pitchers to hitters and you can call me a genius.

DatMilkman
08-12-2010, 11:59 AM
Wow just change pitchers to hitters and you can call me a genious.

Is the season over today? :confused:

And we'll consider calling you a genius when you spell it correctly.

GetBigyo
08-12-2010, 12:00 PM
Is the season over today? :confused:

And we'll consider calling you a genius when you spell it correctly.
Edited ;)