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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.89

    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      I wonder if I should try to unload Andre Ethier from my fantasy team from work. He's good, but with Manny batting in front of him, he's putting up really great numbers. He's not going to be able to do as well with Pierre.

    Keep him. There's no way in hell Pierre bats lower than 8th.


Right, he's not playing for LaRussa.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.93
Manny, A-Rod, Bonds, Clemens. Baseball might as well have the first place teams play in yellow jersies.

I'm still a fan, but I can no longer criticize other fan bases. McGwire was dirty, but we cheered Sosa in Chicago. At this point about the only big names I tend to think were clean are Griffey, Frank Thomas and Maddux. And they're *still not testing for HGH. I think this is going to open the Hall of Fame to users, because it's obviously been pervasive for the era.

Everyone who's ever been caught has an excuse. It's something in a supplement that wasn't labelled right, wasn't disclosed by my doctor...

Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!!!


And for all the heat MLB gets, the NFL is worse - it's just ignored there. Four game suspensions you read about in the agate type.

Obviously the penalties are not stiff enough to discourage juicing, and the potential rewards.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.92
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090507&sportCat=mlb

Bill Simmons nearly cries talking about it.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12


What a horrible columm. Am I really supposed to believe his 6-year-old son had that extensive of a conversation about baseball? And if it's not meant to be taken literally, why use the metaphor of a conversation with his son to make whatever stupid point he's trying to make this time? God, I wish I hadn't wasted my time reading that.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Am I really supposed to believe his 6-year-old son had that extensive of a conversation about baseball?


No. The first line says it takes place in 2014, it's a what if.

That said, it's definitely a column which did not benefit from only having a few hours turnaround. Given some time to think about it, I would hope someone would've pointed out how forced the whole setting is, but I think he was desperate for a different way to say the same things that have been said by everyone for a while. It's a miss.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Am I really supposed to believe his 6-year-old son had that extensive of a conversation about baseball?


    No. The first line says it takes place in 2014, it's a what if.

I thought the same thing, but here's how it begins.


    Dateline: May 7, 2014

    My son and I have flown from California to spend the week in Boston. He is a little more than 6½ at this point.


Wikipedia says the son was born November of 2007. I don't know why he didn't go farther into the future, because I agree it doesn't make any sense.
EddieBurkett
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
Maybe we're not accounting the strict regimen of BoSox trivia he plans on feeding his son from as young as possible. He will have to compensate for living in LA instead of MA.

I personally enjoyed the column and was more than willing to overlook the plausibility of a 6 year old engaging in this debate. The point stands that as a Sox fan, he's going to revere Manny regardless of his cheating, and he's going to have to explain that to his son one day, possibly when his son is 6 or maybe 16 or some other age.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.12
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Am I really supposed to believe his 6-year-old son had that extensive of a conversation about baseball?


    No. The first line says it takes place in 2014, it's a what if.

    That said, it's definitely a column which did not benefit from only having a few hours turnaround. Given some time to think about it, I would hope someone would've pointed out how forced the whole setting is, but I think he was desperate for a different way to say the same things that have been said by everyone for a while. It's a miss.


Yeah, I understand it's hypothetical, but my question remains. Being a hypothetical doesn't justify it being nonsensical and requiring suspension of disbelief on my part.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo

    Wikipedia says the son was born November of 2007. I don't know why he didn't go farther into the future, because I agree it doesn't make any sense.


2014 puts them conveniently in the middle of the 10th anniversary of the 2004 World Series championship season, the first one since 98.
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