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#41 kobe2odom8

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

View PostSportsmack, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 9:30 AM, said:

What a difference a year makes...the words "hopefully" and "Lincecum can pull one out" would have never been uttered in the same sentence last year.Just an observation.
ya that was awesome to read. hopefully he doesnt do what cc did last year and completely turn it around.edit: just saw that t.l. era is 2.94 , i definitely would of guess it was higher.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

View PostSportsmack, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 9:30 AM, said:

What a difference a year makes...the words "hopefully" and "Lincecum can pull one out" would have never been uttered in the same sentence last year.Just an observation.
The dodgers are a good team...hence the word hopefully. You misunderstood me.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:50 PM

View PostSportsmack, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 10:30 AM, said:

What a difference a year makes...the words "hopefully" and "Lincecum can pull one out" would have never been uttered in the same sentence last year.Just an observation.
Before you post this shit maybe you should check how well he has done in his last 2 starts. His ERA is comparable to last year and his peripherals are even better. Tim is the real deal and is gonna put up sub 3.00 ERAs for the next few years anyways. And you will continue to be a terrible poster in the baseball forum, congrats.Also If you want to actually start the Tim vs Duke bet just pm me.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:34 PM

View PostMoneyball16, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 2:50 PM, said:

Before you post this shit maybe you should check how well he has done in his last 2 starts. His ERA is comparable to last year and his peripherals are even better. Tim is the real deal and is gonna put up sub 3.00 ERAs for the next few years anyways. And you will continue to be a terrible poster in the baseball forum, congrats.Also If you want to actually start the Tim vs Duke bet just pm me.
And you will continue to be a complete douche. If you would just slow down and relax a little bit you piece of crap, you would have maybe understood my post a little better. My point was that a Giants fan was saying "hopefully Lincecum will pull one out." Not once in my post did I say anything bad about your precious little darling. So do yourself a little favor and back up off the "reply" button until you know what hell you're talking about kthnx.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:50 PM

keep it calm guys. :)I think what Sportsmack meant was the Giants were so horrible last year than Lincecum's starts had little importance besides his Cy Young chase. Now that the Giants are mediocre to semi decent, his starts mean more.And I'll take 2/3 from the Dodgers who won 11 out of 13 coming into this series. :club:

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:03 AM

View PostGeneralGeeWhiz, on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 12:50 AM, said:

keep it calm guys. :)I think what Sportsmack meant was the Giants were so horrible last year than Lincecum's starts had little importance besides his Cy Young chase. Now that the Giants are mediocre to semi decent, his starts mean more.And I'll take 2/3 from the Dodgers who won 11 out of 13 coming into this series. :club:
Sorry I got a little carried away, but when someone calls you out without even comprehending what you posted...it's pretty damn annoying. My original post was just general surprise that a Giants fan said "hopefully Lincecum can pull one out" this early in the season. Sure he's had a few bad outings, but it's still so early. But then GoodTom cleared up what he meant, and it makes more sense now. I'm not a Giants hater by any means, I think I even posted in the Giants thread that I hope they have a great season because it just makes for a better sports atmosphere here in the Bay Area. Anyway, nice game last night, and an overall impressive series against the Dodgers.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:08 AM

View PostSportsmack, on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 8:03 AM, said:

Sorry I got a little carried away, but when someone calls you out without even comprehending what you posted...it's pretty damn annoying. My original post was just general surprise that a Giants fan said "hopefully Lincecum can pull one out" this early in the season. Sure he's had a few bad outings, but it's still so early. But then GoodTom cleared up what he meant, and it makes more sense now. I'm not a Giants hater by any means, I think I even posted in the Giants thread that I hope they have a great season because it just makes for a better sports atmosphere here in the Bay Area. Anyway, nice game last night, and an overall impressive series against the Dodgers.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:32 PM

I always thought that James McDonald was white
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:04 PM

View Postkers2, on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 8:32 PM, said:

I always thought that James McDonald was white
It funny when stuff like this happens. When they first came up I thought Corey Hart was black and Bill Hall was white and for some reason when BJ Upton just started in the minors I thought he was white. James McDonald is def one of those guys you would think would be white too.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:40 AM

lol Dodgers bullpen.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

View PostGeneralGeeWhiz, on Friday, May 1st, 2009, 2:40 AM, said:

lol Dodgers bullpen.
The bullpen has been awesome the last few games, and overall it could be much worse then it has been.I knew they couldn't trust Kuo to stay healthy though, sigh. Broxton will soon get overworked if they don't find a reliable 8th inning guy. A win today sets the franchise (Brooklyn and La) record for home wins to start the season. It helps playing so many games vs the nlw though obv lol. I went down and saw Kershaw vs Peavy on Friday night; good game, CK pitched ok but Jake was even better. It would be nice if there was some way for NedCo to work out a deal for him, but slim chance of that happening.
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

View PostPMJackson21, on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 12:48 PM, said:

The bullpen has been awesome the last few games, and overall it could be much worse then it has been.I knew they couldn't trust Kuo to stay healthy though, sigh. Broxton will soon get overworked if they don't find a reliable 8th inning guy. A win today sets the franchise (Brooklyn and La) record for home wins to start the season. It helps playing so many games vs the nlw though obv lol. I went down and saw Kershaw vs Peavy on Friday night; good game, CK pitched ok but Jake was even better. It would be nice if there was some way for NedCo to work out a deal for him, but slim chance of that happening.
that must of been a fun and quick game patrick. :)nothing like winning on a walk off walk. Also, didn't the Dodgers win a game last year or a few years ago without getting a hit? lol

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

View PostGeneralGeeWhiz, on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 1:24 PM, said:

that must of been a fun and quick game patrick. :)nothing like winning on a walk off walk. Also, didn't the Dodgers win a game last year or a few years ago without getting a hit? lol
Historically speaking, that's Dodger baseball at it's finest. We've always been a franchise that wins with pitching and not that much hitting. I'm really excited about this year's team. Looks like we're going to set the franchise record today for home wins to start a season. If we can just find one more consistent starter we should be able to go even farther than last year.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

Ship the record, it's nice playing crap teams though. I'm still not sold on the pitching (mainly end of rotation and middle relief) and they haven't played anyone really, but there is nothing wrong with beating the teams you should.Weaver looked decent yesterday but you get the feeling that if he is off by a bit or is up against a good lineup like the Mets or Cardinals, he'll get lit up. Kershaw still throws too many pitches. Ethier is my new fav player I think (has a bulldog too named Lil Wayne lol) but it's hard not to love Odawg.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:23 AM

Now batting 9th and playing LF, Juan Pierre!!!!!!!!
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

View PostPMJackson21, on Thursday, May 7th, 2009, 10:23 AM, said:

Now batting 9th and playing LF, Juan Pierre!!!!!!!!
lol. I would never have suspected that Manny would have the commitment and dedication to take PED's.it will be interesting to see their runs per game total over the next couple months.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:24 AM

View PostPMJackson21, on Thursday, May 7th, 2009, 10:23 AM, said:

Now batting 9th and playing LF, Juan Pierre!!!!!!!!
seems pretty bs to me...but then again, YAY! I'm tired of hearing the dodgers keep winning at home.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:28 AM

View PostCaneBrain, on Thursday, May 7th, 2009, 11:23 AM, said:

lol. I would never have suspected that Manny would have the commitment and dedication to take PED's.it will be interesting to see their runs per game total over the next couple months.
Yeah, it will be. It will be interesting to see what kinda of fall off Ethier and Hudson experience without Manny between them. Meh, I have the mb ticket, watch every game, and I'm obviously a huge fan of the team; this really will make the next few months of my baseball fan life be less enjoyable.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:35 PM

Just enjoy your rest Manny, and get ready to drop bombs on people's faces in the playoffs.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:45 AM

Pretty good article on the Manny situation, from the Boston Globe.Just another act in the Manny sideshow Bob Ryan

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Be careful. Manny could be telling the truth.If any baseball superstar is capable of taking a medication in all innocence, and then finding out that something in it is included on Major League Baseball's banned list of substances it is Manny Ramírez. It certainly fits the profile.After all, who should know better than us?Manny is certainly taking this thing like a man. No whining. No crying. No appeal. He's swallowing hard, saying bye-bye to almost $8 million in salary and going off who-knows-where to await the second half of the baseball season. Fortunately for the Dodgers, they are in the National League West. No one will run off and hide while they wait for the mayor of Mannywood to return to the lineup.I must admit, when I first heard the news that Ramírez had tested positive for use of a banned substance, I honestly didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I was filled with a lot of I-told-ya'-so anger directed at the people in Los Angeles, most notably the fawning media that had bought into the whole Manny act and that had apparently decided that we Big Meanies in Boston had made it all up.We tried to tell them that in time the true Manny would surface, that he is incapable of 162-game serenity. We tried to tell them that history has clearly taught us that Manny is many things. Manny is a great hitter. Manny is a student of batting. Manny is a free spirit. Manny is kind to the clubhouse guy. Manny is a great hitter. Manny is an indifferent fielder. Manny is not always inclined to run out ground balls, even in situations where he might be breaking up a no-hitter. Manny is a great hitter. Manny cares about Manny. Manny is a great hitter. Manny plays when Manny wants to play. Manny is a great hitter.But having seen the Absolute Best of Manny last August and September, our journalistic friends out West chose to ignore our advice not to buy completely into the act. After all, said one, the problem with those East Coast writers and fans is that they take this baseball thing way too seriously. After all, it's only a game.I never even thought about the idea of Manny doing naughty stuff. This would come as a bonus.But there is always the possibility he is not telling the truth.A baseball source told the Globe that Manny failed a drug test for human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is said to be similar to another fertility drug callled Clomid, which has been tied to Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and other BALCO clients. This is used, we are told, by men using steroids to restart their bodies’ testosterone production after ending a steroid cycle.If there's a profile of a banned substance abuser -- and I'm not sure there is -- Manny does not fit it. Sudden change in body configuration? Nope. Big surge in power output? Nope. Manny never even hit 50. He did have a homer jump from 26 in 1997 to 45 in 1998, but that was after hitting 31 in 1995 and 33 in 1996. He was a maturing young slugger; that's all. I think.But Manny has otherwise been a consistent power hitter for the last dozen years. There have been no red flags.It's very easy, and logical, to accept the idea that Manny has just messed up. Consider that the reason pitcher J.C. Romero is currently serving his 50-game suspension for use of a banned substance is that he swears he had absolutely no reason to think there was anything sinister in what he was given. J.C. sure wasn't getting by on his heat. I'm inclined to believe him.But if Manny isn't telling the truth, then we are once again reminded that this quest of ours to evaluate baseball in both its recent past and its present may be a fruitless endeavor. If Manny has done something bad knowingly, we can assume he's not the only one, and then we are back in the business of suspecting anyone who hits a home run (Well, maybe not in Yankee Stadium). I hate that.If we can believe Albert Pujols when he bellows that he's clean, then we can sympathize with him for feeling the frustration of being falsely accused. By "accused" here I simply mean that because he is so relentlessly great (and powerful) he is an automatic object of suspicion in the eyes of some, just because. I really hate that.If Manny is lying, and we discover that he's been juiced for a long time, the ramifications for Boston and the Red Sox are enormous. He was a major part of what went on in 2004 and 2007. He was, after all, the MVP of the 2004 World Series. Any implication that a juiced Manny helped end the 86 years of misery and trauma would not be good.If Manny is telling the truth, shouldn't it be easy to prove? There would be some kind of doctor's record, correct? We really should be able to get to the bottom of it, correct? This doesn't mean that if Manny has indeed innocently ingested a no-no product he shouldn't do the time. Players are ultimately responsible for what goes in to their bodies, and they all have to know the rules. But if that really is what happened, at least we can breathe the big sigh of relief and go back to focusing our wrath on real cheaters, like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.Anyway, we tried to tell you folks in LA that you didn't just get yourself a great slugger. You got yourself a 24/7/365 reality production entitled ‘‘The Manny Ramírez Show,'' produced, directed, written by, and starring Manny Ramírez. This is a man around whom things just seem to, well, happen.As for the baseball itself, the Dodgers will still be in the race when he returns and it seems to me that a two-month Mannywood season worked out well for everyone concerned last year.P.S. Hey, A-Rod: don't think this means we won't be keeping an eye on you.

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