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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:33 pm

Yankees - 184.4 million. its not always the money, sometimes luck plays in there as well.

I would like to see strict caps as well, and I definately would like to see teams foot the bills for their own stadiums, rather than a city selling bonds or other public funds to that extent.
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Postby cowboyangel » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:55 pm

agreed
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Postby joel the ornery » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:10 am

i'd like to see them tear down all the baseball stadiums and build housing for the poor.

death to baseball.
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Postby cowboyangel » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:22 am

do I detect some "socialism" in you buddy?
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Postby joel the ornery » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:32 am

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at uncle joe's retirement home

fuck baseball
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Postby helitack » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:35 am

What is this baseball thing you speak of?
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Postby melancholy harlot » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:34 am

We've just been waiting for the 100 mark; makes life so much more poetic... And there's nothing like a sunny afternoon at Wrigley. ;)
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Postby cowboyangel » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:48 pm

joel the ornery wrote:Image

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fuck baseball


some of my Lithuanian relatives actually went to places like that....
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:51 am

Well the Torre show is getting interesting. A-Rod, pettit, Mariano, Jorge and other free agent yankees ending up in LA?

It might the end of the Yankee's world series team for a while. Not only do they lost their winning coach, but most of the team!

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Postby cowboyangel » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:46 pm

my SF friends will kill me if they ever find this post.....but now I actually like the Dodgers.......go figure.
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Postby joel the ornery » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:31 am

cowboyangel wrote:my SF friends will kill me if they ever find this post.....but now I actually like the Dodgers.......go figure.


evidence that you're still a putz.
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Postby Bob » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:50 pm

http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/salaries/totalpayroll.aspx?year=2007

What'd the Dodgers <patooey> get for their $108 million this season?

Sure, the Yankees won three times during the ten previous seasons, but three series went to the Marlins & D'backs, and the pennant games are usually a hell of a lot more entertaining.
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Postby cowboyangel » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:12 pm

joel the ornery wrote:
cowboyangel wrote:my SF friends will kill me if they ever find this post.....but now I actually like the Dodgers.......go figure.


evidence that you're still a putz.


putz. ok. may your kiln fill with acrid methane and fill every pore of the work produced therein.


Ha!...that was neat.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:40 am

Performance enhancing POT?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/sport ... f=baseball

The Continuing "War On Drugs"- an american tragedy of ignorance of which I'm glad that eplayans don't get invovled with.

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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:39 pm

Yankees try to institute a new incentive payment item- Historical Records!

To help persuade A-Rod to negotiate a new contract, the Yankees are willing to pay A-Rod an incentive award for achiving historical records. Now they only have to get the Baseball commission and the players union to accept this new form of player payment!

I wonder if this kind of payment would only add to hurt clubs without the history that clubs like the yankees and dodgers have now that many clubs are better financially managed then back in the 70's or earlier.

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Postby cowboyangel » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:20 pm

just picked up a signed autographed Boston hat by 2004 team member Trot Nixon. He's a great guy...does a lot of charity work.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:00 pm

cowboyangel wrote:just picked up a signed autographed Boston hat by 2004 team member Trot Nixon. He's a great guy...does a lot of charity work.


Nice Score!

Did you get it on the MLB.com auction
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Postby cowboyangel » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:22 pm

no...it was from my mom-in-law...addressed to me personally. I have Victor Navasky's autograph too. From the Nation Magazine.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:25 am

cowboyangel wrote:no...it was from my mom-in-law...addressed to me personally. I have Victor Navasky's autograph too. From the Nation Magazine.


I love your mother in-law!

Well it looks like all the players are back together again. No major trades yets and Sabatina is about the only great pitcher still left. Will he go to the Yankees or Red Sox or who else? He sure is a Prize.


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Postby Bob » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:37 pm

I knew Clemens was taking it in the ass.
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Postby Kinetik V » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:09 am

I feel sorry for everyone at the Elias Sports Bureau that will need to go back through and add all those asterisks to the record books and day to day baseball statistics. Thats gotta suck.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:25 am

Kinetic V wrote:I feel sorry for everyone at the Elias Sports Bureau that will need to go back through and add all those asterisks to the record books and day to day baseball statistics. Thats gotta suck.


It's not going to happen. Remember is wasn't a banned substance until 2005. So it will turn out to be a dark chapter of baseball. It's sad that all sports had to go though this, but the stakes are high and the pressure is too much for some people. Lance Armstrong to Marian Jones all did it. What should we do with the olympic records when the eastern block were all doing performance enhancement drugs.

I think about those that didn't do the drugs and still broke records. A-Rod if he stays healthy will break many records including the home run record, but one record may not be broken unless more games are added like the annual home run record.
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:10 am

sometimes I wish I were a sports fan. I missed out on a date with someone that was a heavy sports fan. They changed their mind once they found out I was not.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:21 am

Nudge Nudge, Wink, Wink!

Man:
Is, your uh, is your wife a sport, ay?

Squire:
Um, she likes sport, yes!

Man:
I bet she does, I bet she does!

Squire:
As a matter of fact she's very fond of cricket.

Man:
'Oo isn't? Likes games, eh?
Knew she would. Likes games, eh?
She's been around a bit, been around?
SAY NO MORE!!
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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:24 am

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Postby cowboyangel » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:23 pm

will someone please get a urine sample from the president?
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:20 pm

I don't think they'll find any trace of the coke he took as young man, but I'm sure he's still loaded with heavy metal impurities and viagra isn't a bad substance anyway.

Should Torre get an Asterick next to him name for steroids use or should Steinbrenner?

Torre is a past Batting Ave Champ and part of the pre-steroid age. He had no control over what his players do to themselves, but Steiny had placed enormous pressure on his slave-boys (players) to produce or get canned!

Steiny should get the *Asterick*!


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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:26 pm

The Goose makes Hall of Frame Writers snubs Jim Rice and Mark McQuire. But next year is Rices year and Mark will be signing this tune by Clemens, "I got another [expletive] question the other day about the Hall of Fame," Clemens said, nostrils flaring, as he prepared to bolt. "You think I played my career because I'm worried about the damn Hall of Fame? I could give a rat's ass about that also. If you have a vote . . . you keep your vote. I don't need the Hall of Fame to justify that I put my butt on the line and I worked my tail off. And I defy anybody to say I did it by cheating or taking any shortcuts."

Rice also figured to attract more votes in the wake of the Mitchell Report.

Rice hit for power in a day when power numbers were legit. He was the dominant slugger of his time, a man capable of inducing an intentional walk when the bases were loaded. He amassed more than 400 total bases when he was MVP in 1978. He hit 35 homers with 200 hits in three straight seasons. He was more feared that Tony Perez, who is in the Hall of Fame.


You ain't in the Hall you ain't nobody!

Not really, but close.

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Re: baseball.... that annoying buzz in the background.

Postby erri2000 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:06 pm

joel the ornery wrote:baseball.... that annoying buzz in the background.


Unless you are playing it.
It is alot like sex,
Some people just don't get it

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Postby cowboyangel » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:17 pm

Rocket is lying. Spoken by a Red Sox fan no less.
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