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#1 dEv~

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:34 AM

I did a quick look and didn't see this thread created already. If it is I'm so fricken sorry.Today In Revisionist Sports HistoryActual events in history that occurred this week - with a back-story you may not have known.Apr 16th 1992 The first concrete is poured for Cleveland's Jacobs Field. The concrete slab was instantly regarded as Cleveland's most beautiful structure.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

Will Ferrell ejected from minor league debut after one pitchhttp://sports.yahoo....?urn=mlb,239434
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:24 PM

View PostdEv~, on Friday, May 7th, 2010, 7:41 PM, said:

Will Ferrell ejected from minor league debut after one pitchhttp://sports.yahoo....?urn=mlb,239434
The full video is pretty awesome, thanks.Perhaps worth noting that his one pitch was 3 feet behind the batter.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:13 PM

Why do the Sox keep bringing in Jenks in non save situations? I have no clue.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:00 PM

This isn't new, but I just saw it and jesus it's insane.http://www.break.com...ible-catch.html

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:40 AM

View PostSwift_Psycho, on Sunday, May 9th, 2010, 11:00 PM, said:

This isn't new, but I just saw it and jesus it's insane.http://www.break.com...ible-catch.html
:club: It's almost hard to believe that it's real, but it really seems like it is.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:39 AM

View Posttimwakefield, on Monday, May 10th, 2010, 3:40 AM, said:

It's almost hard to believe that it's real, but it really seems like it is.
What? In what way does that seem real to you?
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:45 AM

View Posttimwakefield, on Monday, May 10th, 2010, 5:40 AM, said:

:club: It's almost hard to believe that it's real, but it really seems like it is.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

View Postwsox8, on Monday, May 10th, 2010, 11:45 AM, said:

Ah, okay thanks. I can always count on this forum to do good detective work.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:11 AM

View Postwsox8, on Monday, May 10th, 2010, 12:45 PM, said:

First time I'd seen this video, but that is disappointing. The video is well done though, love the stunned players.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:44 PM

wtf the score in the jays game is 15-10..in the goddamn sixth inning?!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

I think Baseball Prospectus may have been generous in giving the Halos 79 wins this year.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:59 PM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Monday, May 10th, 2010, 11:39 AM, said:

What? In what way does that seem real to you?
I dunno, it was well made! It fooled me, which isn't necessarily saying a lot though.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

So does anyone want to talk Hanley Ramirez? I mean, I guess there's not much you can say on Hanley's defense. When I was watching the highlights of the game, before this became a national controversy, I remember thinking, "what the fuck? Aren't there runners circling the bases right now?" I'm the guy who doesn't care if a batter doesn't bust his ass down the line on a routine ground ball, but what he did there was gross.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:16 AM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Thursday, May 20th, 2010, 12:02 PM, said:

So does anyone want to talk Hanley Ramirez? I mean, I guess there's not much you can say on Hanley's defense. When I was watching the highlights of the game, before this became a national controversy, I remember thinking, "what the fuck? Aren't there runners circling the bases right now?" I'm the guy who doesn't care if a batter doesn't bust his ass down the line on a routine ground ball, but what he did there was gross.
Yeah, there's not much to say in his defense, as you said. Much more than not hustling, I think Hanley showed what he's all about when he decided to bash his manager and teammates publicly, thinking that because he's a star and Fredi Gonzalez doesn't have a big track record, that at least some fans would back him up. Then he realized that absolutely nobody was behind him, so he backtracked, and gave this pathetic non-apology to save himself:

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"I'm sorry that all this got so ugly. My intent was not to cause a distraction," Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com in a phone interview from St. Louis. "I'm sorry that things got this heated."
The first thing I thought about after hearing about this whole thing was Jimmy Rollins actually, who's been benched a couple times over the years for failing to hustle, and how Rollins handled those situations perfectly. He owned up immediately, backed Charlie Manuel's decision 100%, apologized for lack of hustle to fans, and said he absolutely deserved to be benched for what he did.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:24 PM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Thursday, May 20th, 2010, 12:02 PM, said:

So does anyone want to talk Hanley Ramirez? I mean, I guess there's not much you can say on Hanley's defense. When I was watching the highlights of the game, before this became a national controversy, I remember thinking, "what the fuck? Aren't there runners circling the bases right now?" I'm the guy who doesn't care if a batter doesn't bust his ass down the line on a routine ground ball, but what he did there was gross.
I was not surprised by him loafing it and I was not surprised by his defensive, arrogant attitude before the hollow apology. I love watching Hanley but we all know who he is down here. He is signed long term so they will just have to deal with it or trade him and alienate the last 50 fans.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:59 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Friday, May 21st, 2010, 4:24 PM, said:

I was not surprised by him loafing it and I was not surprised by his defensive, arrogant attitude before the hollow apology. I love watching Hanley but we all know who he is down here. He is signed long term so they will just have to deal with it or trade him and alienate the last 50 fans.
The Red Sox would be happy to have him back (if we could deal with Manny, we can deal with Hanley). I have to say, the Hanley Ramirez for Beckett trade is one of the rare trades that worked out beautifully for both teams. I mean yeah, Hanley is a donk, but he's also pretty much a superstar.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:24 AM

View Posttimwakefield, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, 2:59 AM, said:

The Red Sox would be happy to have him back (if we could deal with Manny, we can deal with Hanley). I have to say, the Hanley Ramirez for Beckett trade is one of the rare trades that worked out beautifully for both teams. I mean yeah, Hanley is a donk, but he's also pretty much a superstar.
Yeah, that was one of those everyone is happy trades. Hanley has been way too awesome to just focus on his laziness.......but it is a problem for team chemistry because he is the ONLY guy in Florida with a long term big money deal (other than Josh Johnson). Dan Uggla was the fastest 2b in history to 100 HRs but he still gets nothing but one year deals. I can see why his teammates hate him. But I dont want to trade him he is too good. It's a cross your fingers situation.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:25 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, 11:24 AM, said:

.but it is a problem for team chemistry
Who gives a shit team chemistry in baseball, though? I agree 100 percent with DL on that issue, team chemistry in baseball is a bunch of nonsense.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:57 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, 4:25 PM, said:

Who gives a shit team chemistry in baseball, though? I agree 100 percent with DL on that issue, team chemistry in baseball is a bunch of nonsense.
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