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Old 10-18-2007, 05:39 PM   #391
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it's a pretty fair deal actually.

his salary was 7 million. the new contract paid him 5 million for the regular season, 1 million for getting to the playoffs, 1 million for getting to the alcs and 1 million for getting to the world series. and the 5 million still would make torre the highest paid manager in baseball by about 1.5 million over lou pinella.

it'll be interesting to see how things shake out in the coming days.
That is a fair deal.
It could amount to a raise if he got them to the WS.
And I have always liked incentive laden contracts for players, with a reasonable base salary...and this is the managerial equivalent, with a greater than reasonable base.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #392
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That is a fair deal.
It could amount to a raise if he got them to the WS.
And I have always liked incentive laden contracts for players, with a reasonable base salary...and this is the managerial equivalent, with a greater than reasonable base.
Hmm.

I guess if you argue that Torre was overpaid last year at $7 million, that's one thing. And obviously there's nothing wrong with tying a manager's pay to performance.

However, the Yankees' record next year will be affected a lot less by Torre's performance than by the return or departure of A-Rod, Rivera, Posada and others. So I think measuring Torre's performance by that benchmark is silly.
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No question...HOME RUN
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Or a 400-foot RBI single. Ugh.
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Buck and McCarver are idiots. Granted, it was hard to tell, but then FOX blew up the picture and it clearly showed the ball hitting past the yellow line. It took a weird bounce and that's what screwed it up.
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"I've watched it a half dozen times and I still can't tell if its a home run."

If that is true then he should be fired during the commercial. How in God's name can I take a blind commentator seriously?
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Terry Francona, have you seen enough of Crisp and Lugo yet? I mean, how much longer are you going to keep them in there?
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^ QFT

Honestly, I would have gotten that bunt down. Seriously. I'm a good bunter. Sometimes in softball, I bunt the ball even when I swing as hard as I can.
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Wow, I thought for sure Grady Sizemore had that ball.

Oh well. At this point, the Sox will take all the breaks they can get.
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Manny & Ortiz are such fuckin' showboaters. Fuck 'em both.
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Big Grin Hi U2Kitten! ^

You know...if they can't get the bats working...maybe they can walk em in and throw some wild pitches!
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Head games?

Country music artist Danielle Peck will sing the national anthem and "God Bless America" at tonight's Indians game.

She will not sing, "Stand by Your Man."

Peck, it turns out, dated Red Sox pitching ace Josh Beckett, who is starting tonight's do-or- die game against the Tribe and who handed them their only loss in the American League Championship Series.

They met last summer. They're not an item anymore.

The Indians claim they had no idea of the love connection when they announced Tuesday that Peck would replace Taylor Swift as tonight's vocalist.

"It's an incredible coincidence. Honestly," said Indians spokesman Bob DiBiasio. "This isn't another bug thing."

Midges get all over your skin.

Exes can get in your head.

DiBiasio said when Swift couldn't do the game, a country music booker recommended Peck, a rising star in the industry. She's from Coshocton and has a hit single, "I Don't."

"She's from Ohio. Her entire family are Indians fans. We did not know anything about her connections to Beckett. The next day, we find out the rest of the story," said DiBiasio. "How are we supposed to know who Josh Beckett dates?"

We'll take the Indians at their word.

But it's no secret that Beckett also has dated actress Alyssa Milano and model Leeann Tweeden.

If Tweeden models "Mrs. Sizemore" shirts on the scoreboard and Milano throws out the first pitch, we'll know the games aren't just on the field.
Josh Beckett is going to get an unpleasant visit from the FCC soon:

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Manny & Ortiz are such fuckin' showboaters. Fuck 'em both.
Thought you said you were gonna finally beat the Sox this year John.
What happened?
Oh thats right, you come up very small in big games and your team has exactly 1 professional hitter in the lineup, yet your GM never feels compelled to add a good bat. (Garry Matthews Jr. $50 Million, snicker).
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