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Old 05-22-2007, 11:37 PM   #241
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Wakefield always goes through this, but I don't see them ever pulling him, even if it continues for a little longer. He always seems to go in streaks.
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Mussian sure let the Yanks down tonight. Nothing new there. I expect a strong outing from Pettitte, win or lose.
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With Schilling going for the Sox, Pettitte will have to pitch well for a chance to win.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:10 AM   #244
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Re: Drew in Japan would have been out-of-sight and out-of-mind

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Chumpy?


Daryll Strawberry
Rey Ordonez
Leon Durham
Matt Nokes
J.D. Drew
Jason Varitek (O.K....he is CHUMPY! )
Jack Morris
Matt Nokes
Derek Lowe
Kevin Millar


They are owned by Bill Murray and Mike Veeck, son of Bill Veeck. The team has thrived five miles away from a major league stadium for 15 years now.

I enjoyed watching Drew there - despite his "holdout." I enjoyed watching Leon Durham and Matty Nokes realize they were done. I enjoyed lighting a cigarette for Daryll Strawberry at his locker after he had hit three homers one night (this was before his return to the Yankees). I enjoyed watching Ila Borders become the first female to play men's professional baseball.

Chumpy? hardly. Even with a pig as a ballboy.
That's not the point -- the point is that if a player blows off the major league team that drafts him, I don't see the difference between playing in college, playing in the Independent League, playing in Timbuktu, or joining the Peace Corps.
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He's been a very pleasant surprise his last few outings. I have to give him credit for that. He's picked it up whereas Wake seems to have hit a bump in the road. If this trend continues, I wonder if that could change the thinking that Tavarez is the odd man out when Lester comes back.
I'd have to say no. Even when he has a good night, Tavarez regularly finishes in the 5th or 6th inning. By contrast, there have been plenty of times where Wakefield has given up a bunch of runs but still made it to the 7th.
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That's not the point -- the point is that if a player blows off the major league team that drafts him, I don't see the difference between playing in college, playing in the Independent League, playing in Timbuktu, or joining the Peace Corps.
I really do not understand your point for continuing this conversation! We have different opinions. You stated yours. I stated mine.

It is MY OPINION that blowing off a team that drafted you because they are not going to give you what you think you deserve is pretty lame. Chumpy, even (as you call it).

In some cases, the individual truly feels that finishing school is the right thing to do. More power to them. I agree with that.

Scott Boras out-right told the Phillies not to draft Drew (who did not have the option to go back to college).

After returning to Georgia Tech, Varitek was drafted by Seattle. He was drafted in June 1994, but did not sign or report to the Mariners organization until April 1995. Why? He was demanding a $750,000 signing bonus. He ended up settling for $650,000.

Varitek went back to Georgia Tech after the Twins offered him a $350,000 signing bonus. One year later he is demanding $400,000 more?

Chumpy, in my opinion!
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I enjoyed lighting a cigarette for Daryll Strawberry at his locker after he had hit three homers one night
Are you certain it contained tobacco?
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(Mussina vs. Krueger);
Krueger did well...though I'v always contended he's not Krueger, but Tony Montana's carpool buddy in NYC:








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Are you certain it contained tobacco?
I am not certain. I was bringing down a post-game meal for the team. I watched him try a lighter a few times. He turned to me as I lit a sturno and asked me for a light. Akward.
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Just out of curiosity, has anyone here been to Camden Yards? I'm looking to get down there in August when the Sox are in town and would appreciate any advice on what the good seats are and which ones to stay away from. Is parking a problem around the stadium? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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TAMPA - In late April, Tampa Bay Devil Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes barged into his wife's middle school classroom at lunchtime.

He was so irate that she ran to get the principal and a deputy, who banned Dukes from the property, records show.

His wife, who said she fears for her life, sought a restraining order and told the court it was the latest in a string of outbursts by the 22-year-old rookie player.

Dukes' wife, NiShea Gilbert, 26, a teacher at Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin, told the court in another filing Thursday that her husband threatened to kill her and sent a photo of a handgun to her cell phone.

She played the St. Petersburg Times a voice mail message she said was from Dukes:

"You dead, dawg," says an angry voice. "I ain't even bulls-------. Your kids, too."



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Just out of curiosity, has anyone here been to Camden Yards? I'm looking to get down there in August when the Sox are in town and would appreciate any advice on what the good seats are and which ones to stay away from. Is parking a problem around the stadium? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

This is zoney...I forgot to log off the "roomie"

Been there once. I would say stay in the lower bowl if you can. Great stadium and difficult to get out of after a game (traffic-wise). Best bet: park away from the stadium and take Baltimore's light rail.
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i've been there but it was in october and they obviously weren't playing... just happened to be in town and staying at a hotel near the stadium. took the tour, beautiful place...

that was no help whateoever.

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Mussian sure let the Yanks down tonight. Nothing new there. I expect a strong outing from Pettitte, win or lose.


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Looks like we'll see Carl Pavano in about another year and a half.
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