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Adam Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:24am

Quote:

Originally Posted by JugglingReferee (Post 551673)
But he already moved once.

Hey, high taxes are high taxes.

Apologies to chuck for hijacking his precious thread.

ChuckElias Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:10pm

No problem about hijacking at this point. I'm just happy it's getting traffic. More Sox news:

Coco Crisp reportedly traded to Kansas City

Better hope Ellsbury can produce for a whole season next year. He's had a good Sept/Oct in '07 and a good first half in '08. He's going to have do it for the whole season now.

Welpe Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:21pm

I'm glad to see Lincecum win the NL Cy Young, I'd say he definitely deserved it! Now here's hoping the Giants hold on to him and he doesn't go all "Barry Zito" on them.

Coco Crisp traded to KC Royals...Rice Krispie fans are up in arms. In other news, Milton Bradley was traded for Parker Brothers.

Toxic Avenger Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:29pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 551622)
Hey, T&A, are you one of them Texas Ranger fans?

And, Chuck, don't forget to mention one of my Cubbies, Geo Soto, won ROY. To me though, it was surprising Sabbathia didn't win the Cy Young, given his record down the stretch. I wonder if it hurt him in the voting changing leagues in the middle of the season.

And, it looks like my Cubbies might be the first team to play in the new Yankee Stadium. Talk about possible curses...

Screw the Texas Rangers and the trusty steed that they rode in on too. I am the #1 fan of the Hackensack Hormones.

Ah yes, the Cubsters. I see that Ryan Dempster just signed a 4-year contract...and immediately went on the Kerry Wood Memorial 1461 day(including Leap Year) Disabled List.

Btw, do you know how to make a Hormone?

Toxic Avenger Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:33pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Welpe (Post 551710)

Coco Crisp traded to KC Royals...Rice Krispie fans are up in arms.

BoSox fans are too dumb to care anyway. They think that Grape Nuts is some kind of....wait for it.......venereal disease.

M&M Guy Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:42pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toxic Avenger (Post 551711)
Screw the Texas Rangers and the trusty steed that they rode in on too. I am the #1 fan of the Hackensack Hormones.

Well, I see you are little more civilized than I originally thought. My apologies.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toxic Avenger (Post 551711)
Ah yes, the Cubsters. I see that Ryan Dempster just signed a 4-year contract...and immediately went on the Kerry Wood Memorial 1461 day(including Leap Year) Disabled List.

It looks like they're not going to keep Kerry any more, seeing they did not offer him a contract, and he's filed for free agency. That's too bad - he was always a stand-up guy with bad luck with injuries. It would've been nice to have him retire a Cub, but I know he understands business is business.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toxic Avenger (Post 551711)
Btw, do you know how to make a Hormone?

<font size=1>(Somehow I know I'll be sorry I asked, but here goes...)</font size>
So, T&A, how do you make a Hormone?

Toxic Avenger Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:45pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 551714)
So, T&A, how do you make a Hormone?

Don't pay her.

Welpe Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:49pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toxic Avenger (Post 551713)
BoSox fans are too dumb to care anyway. They think that Grape Nuts is some kind of....wait for it.......venereal disease.

Welcome back. :D

M&M Guy Wed Nov 19, 2008 02:26pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toxic Avenger (Post 551715)
Don't pay her.

Sigh...I should've listen to the little voice in my head and not asked.

I would groan at the joke, but I might get type-cast.

BillyMac Wed Nov 19, 2008 07:01pm

Coco Crispies ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckElias (Post 551612)
The thread has died prematurely.

From one year ago, up to, and including the early part of the season, I was hoping that the Theo Epstein would trade Coco Crisp to free up some money for a starting pitcher to replace Curt Schilling in the rotation. I now admit that I was wrong. He was a great backup outfielder, never complained about playing time, was able to fill in with the many Red Sox injuries, and was able to fill a spot when Jacoby Ellsbury went into his sophomore slump. Thank God they kept him. Now they got a pretty good pitcher for him. Good luck to Coco in Kansas City, except when they play the Red Sox.

ChuckElias Fri Nov 21, 2008 04:17pm

Control over the Yankees organization passes to George Steinbrenner's youngest son, Hal. Hank says he's ok with it. Anybody want to bet otherwise? :D

Mussina retires with 270 wins. Any consideration for the Hall of Fame? He's just a little short of the "magic" number. Does he have a shot?

BillyMac Fri Nov 21, 2008 09:27pm

The Moose ???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckElias (Post 552317)
Mussina retires with 270 wins. Any consideration for the Hall of Fame? He's just a little short of the "magic" number. Does he have a shot?

Yes: 270-153. Every eligible pitcher at least 100 games over .500 is in the Hall. Among top five in ERA 8 times, wins 7 times, strikeouts 5 times. Finished with 20 win season and 7th Gold Glove.

No: No Cy Young Award. Never won 20 games in prime. As you already stated, short of "magic" 300 wins.

I can't believe that I'm talking baseball in November. It's 25 degrees outside.

Nevadaref Sat Nov 22, 2008 03:37am

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyMac (Post 552365)
Yes: 270-153. Every eligible pitcher at least 100 games over .500 is in the Hall. Among top five in ERA 8 times, wins 7 times, strikeouts 5 times. Finished with 20 win season and 7th Gold Glove.

No: No Cy Young Award. Never won 20 games in prime. As you already stated, short of "magic" 300 wins.

I can't believe that I'm talking baseball in November. It's 25 degrees outside.

I don't believe that he was ever on a World Series champion either.

I say no HOF.

ScrappyDeux Sat Nov 22, 2008 06:55am

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckElias (Post 552317)
1) Control over the Yankees organization passes to George Steinbrenner's youngest son, Hal. Hank says he's ok with it. Anybody want to bet otherwise? :D

2) Mussina retires with 270 wins. Any consideration for the Hall of Fame? He's just a little short of the "magic" number. Does he have a shot?

1) One runs finance...one runs <i>beisbol</i>. Their main qualification is being a member of the Lucky Sperm Club anyway.

2) It's the Hall of <b>Fame</b>, not the Hall of Above Average. Of course, the mitigating factor for Mussina might be that he won his 270 in the Steroid Era, and was generally considered to be one of the "clean" pitchers while doing so. That might be a big factor come voting time in 5 years. It might get him in, while a 'roid monkey like Clemens gets ignored.

grunewar Sat Nov 22, 2008 07:42am

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScrappyDeux (Post 552423)
1)2) It's the Hall of <b>Fame</b>, not the Hall of Above Average.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nevadaref (Post 552413)
I don't believe that he was ever on a World Series champion either.

I say no HOF.

Agree. I'm a Moose fan. Saw him pitch often (pre-Nats era). Good guy. The kind sports really NEEDS to represent them now. Above avg - absolutely. But, not once was he the BEST pitcher in the league.

First rounder? Probably not. Eventually make it? Probably. There's so much $ out there and so many injuries, these numbers will get fewer and further away.....

ChuckElias Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:53am

Sox give AL MVP Dustin Pedroia a huge long-term deal: 6-years, $40.5 million.

Yanks offer arbitration to exactly nobody.

just another ref Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:41pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckElias (Post 555373)
Sox give AL MVP Dustin Pedroia a huge long-term deal: 6-years, $40.5 million.

Yanks offer arbitration to exactly nobody.

ESPN guy Rob Parker ? says it was selfish of Pedroia to sign for such a paltry amount. :eek: Says this amount is not worthy of an MVP and will cheapen offers for others in a similar position in the future.

Adam Thu Dec 04, 2008 04:17pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by just another ref (Post 555391)
ESPN guy Rob Parker ? says it was selfish of Pedroia to sign for such a paltry amount. :eek: Says this amount is not worthy of an MVP and will cheapen offers for others in a similar position in the future.

Who's Rob Parker? Former player by chance?

just another ref Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:40am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 555479)
Who's Rob Parker? Former player by chance?


Sports writer for the Detroit News. One of the guy's on ESPN First Take that takes turns sparring with Skip Bayless, sometimes known as Skip Clueless.

grunewar Fri Dec 05, 2008 06:19am

In this day and age, with our current economy, my heart truly bleeds for someone "only" making $40.5 million over 6 years........if they can't live on that for a while, tell em all to go get a job! "Cheapen the offers of others" who follow....sheesh! :mad:

grunewar Mon Dec 08, 2008 01:50pm

Greg Maddux has thrown his last pitch.
 
"The four-time Cy Young winner will announce his retirement Monday.

Greg Maddux spent 12 years of his 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves, where he won three of his four straight NL Cy Young Awards from 1992-95. He finishes with a record of 355-227 and a career ERA of 3.16.

.... earned a record 18 Gold Gloves while with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Dodgers and Padres."

.....Maddux helped the Braves win division titles for more than a decade, and they won their lone World Series championship there in 1995."

Now - these kind of numbers will make it difficult for Moose to get the votes on the same ballot.

Adam Mon Dec 08, 2008 01:58pm

The Tribune Company is considering bankruptcy, apparently. Might drive the price of the Cubs down a bit.

mbyron Mon Dec 08, 2008 04:07pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by grunewar (Post 556381)
"The four-time Cy Young winner will announce his retirement Monday.

Greg Maddux spent 12 years of his 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves, where he won three of his four straight NL Cy Young Awards from 1992-95. He finishes with a record of 355-227 and a career ERA of 3.16.

Maddux is great. I love to watch him pitch.

Anyone like to guess the other pitcher was who had 15+ wins each of the 5 seasons between 1995-99?

JugglingReferee Mon Dec 08, 2008 04:58pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbyron (Post 556447)
Maddux is great. I love to watch him pitch.

Anyone like to guess the other pitcher was who had 15+ wins each of the 5 seasons between 1995-99?

Another Braves pitcher? It seems like that team was always in the news for their pitching in the recent past.

mbyron Mon Dec 08, 2008 05:20pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by JugglingReferee (Post 556473)
Another Braves pitcher? It seems like that team was always in the news for their pitching in the recent past.

Not Braves. Not even NL. :rolleyes:

Adam Mon Dec 08, 2008 05:21pm

Clemons? Moose?

mbyron Mon Dec 08, 2008 05:25pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 556480)
Clemons? Moose?

Good guesses. Incorrect.

mbyron Tue Dec 09, 2008 07:53am

OK, time's up. Charlie Nagy.

http://mytwocents.files.wordpress.co...hief-wahoo.jpg

Adam Tue Dec 09, 2008 08:10am

Interesting. Here's my question:

Who's the only player to hit 2 home runs in the same inning from opposite sides of the plate?

mbyron Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:06am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 556596)
Interesting. Here's my question:

Who's the only player to hit 2 home runs in the same inning from opposite sides of the plate?

Easy: Carlos Baerga.

tjones1 Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:27am

CC is all but a Yankee.
K-Rod is all but a Met.
Kerry Woods will be playing in Cleveland.

mbyron Thu Dec 11, 2008 07:34am

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjones1 (Post 557222)
Kerry Woods will be playing in Cleveland.

For the Indians or the Browns?

:eek: :eek: :eek:

mick Sat Feb 21, 2009 09:18am

Interactive: A fan's guide to Spring Training
 
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll.../90211001/1004

mbyron Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:40am

Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 581781)

Don't we need a new thread for this?

Adam Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:10am

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbyron (Post 582024)
Don't we need a new thread for this?

Opening day will be the start of the new thread.

grunewar Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:39am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 582041)
Opening day will be the start of the new thread.

Opening Day? How can we wait that long?

I wanna resurrect my Nats vs O's, I-95 World Series Prediction!!

Not sure what year this will take place though........

mbyron Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:13pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snaqwells (Post 582041)
Opening day will be the start of the new thread.

Makes no sense. Should be pitchers & catchers for spring training. JMO.

Adam Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:17pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbyron (Post 582051)
Makes no sense. Should be pitchers & catchers for spring training. JMO.

Hey, they're Chuck's rules, not mine. We give the little fella his own thread every year, and he gets to pick when it's started.

It's his world, we just live in it.

mick Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:25pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbyron (Post 582051)
Makes no sense. Should be pitchers & catchers for spring training. JMO.

Lord Byron,
The Tigers have pitchers and catchers this year. :)

DonInKansas Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:57pm

As a longtime A's fan, I'm interested to see what the reacquisition of Jason Giambi and the flabbergasting trade for Matt Holliday will do for the team. They've got pretty solid young pitching, and there's definitely gonna be more thump in the lineup.

mbyron Sun Feb 22, 2009 03:14pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 582057)
Lord Byron,
The Tigers have pitchers and catchers this year. :)

Sir Mick,

Remains to be seen. ;)

mick Tue Mar 10, 2009 08:41am

Pitcher Rick Porcello just turned 20
 
Porcello steals the show | detnews.com | The Detroit News

M&M Guy Tue Mar 10, 2009 08:56am

Spring - The Season of Eternal Optimism.

mick Tue Mar 10, 2009 09:05am

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 586964)
Spring - The Season of Eternal Optimism.

Spring?
8"-14" of heavy white tonight and tomorrow. :(

M&M Guy Tue Mar 10, 2009 09:08am

Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 586970)
Spring?
8"-14" of heavy white tonight and tomorrow. :(

That's where the "Optimism" comes in. You have to know it will get better.

(Or, in the case of us Cub fans, some would call it "delusion".)

BillyMac Tue Mar 10, 2009 04:42pm

Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
 
When does the "Warning!! It's Baaaaaack!! Off-topic Baseball Thread '09 !!" begin?

M&M Guy Tue Mar 10, 2009 04:44pm

Close cover before striking
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyMac (Post 587134)
When does the "Warning!! It's Baaaaaack!! Off-topic Baseball Thread '09 !!" begin?

Usually on Opening Day.

BillyMac Tue Mar 10, 2009 05:19pm

Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 587135)
Close cover before striking.

Nice title M&M Guy.

M&M Guy Wed Mar 11, 2009 09:31am

11 herbs and spices
 
Statue of KFC's Col. pulled from Japanese river: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Maybe there's a statue of a goat somewhere in the Chicago River...that would explain a lot.

<font size=1>(And why am I doing the title thing?!? Damn you, Billy!)</font size>

mick Tue Mar 31, 2009 09:47am

Tigers release Sheffield
 
...Cost the Tigers $14 M.
Good.

grunewar Tue Mar 31, 2009 09:52am

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 587315)
<font size=1>(And why am I doing the title thing?!? Damn you, Billy!)</font size>

Next thing you know, you'll STOP using the titles and tell us how many days it's been since you've used them.......then, you'll know Billy's gotten to you! :eek:

M&M Guy Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:01am

Just a bit short
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 592819)
...Cost the Tigers $14 M.
Good.

I saw that, and he's one home run shy of 500. I wonder if he'll try to get on another team, then retire after he gets past 500.

(Oh, and sorry about the squirrely title.)

mick Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:08am

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 592833)
(Oh, and sorry about the squirrely title.)

Ouch.

mbyron Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:03am

Quote:

Originally Posted by M&M Guy (Post 592833)
(Oh, and sorry about the squirrely title.)

Squirrel bait?

tjones1 Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:42am

Getting those last few posts in this thread before it is forever locked??

(Like this one!)

tjones1 Mon Apr 06, 2009 01:51pm

LOCK THE THREAD - IT'S OPENING DAY!!!

Patiently awaiting Chuck to officially open the new thread!

JugglingReferee Mon Apr 06, 2009 01:57pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjones1 (Post 594398)
LOCK THE THREAD - IT'S OPENING DAY!!!

Patiently awaiting Chuck to officially open the new thread!

I think I saw a post from Cmoore2 and black umpires. Lock the thread! :D

M&M Guy Mon Apr 06, 2009 01:58pm

Chuck...yoo, hoo...Chuck...

Paging Chuck Elias...

<font size=1>(...Your attention please - due to mixup in urology, the cafeteria will not be serving apple juice this morning...)</font size>

grunewar Mon Apr 06, 2009 02:23pm

Well?
 
Oh Chuck? Chuck? You Hoo!

Adam Mon Apr 06, 2009 02:55pm

Someone put out some acorns to get chuck in here to start a new thread. I'd hate for M&M to have to start it on his own.


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