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Since: 5.1.02
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I mean, this guy must be one of the dumbest to have ever played the game. I mean, did he think that Jeter wasn't going to notice? Is the $2,500 he made from selling the stuff really worth it, since, as a result, he gave up the $1,000,000 he would have made for playing on the Yankees, plus whatever playoff bonuses and such. I just don't get it.




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Since: 30.8.02
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Pro athletes are cheap. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they're bad people, at all. So many of them give thousands of bucks to charity. But when it comes to tips and pocket money type stuff, they're cheap as hell. It's just a weird thing.



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Since: 9.12.01
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You know, I thought there wasnt anything left that he could do to surprise me.

Congrats on wasting your ability Ruben. What a loser.



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Since: 11.1.02
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Just imagine having the talent and opportunity to play pro ball, only to throw it away for something as stupid as stealing from your teammate.

Man, I'd play minor league ball for laundry money if they'd let me...



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Since: 11.1.02
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i'm the same way.... some of these athletes throwing away everything over stupid stuff..... he has the talent to play for a pro team... hell it was the yankees! and then he does something so stupid.... damn



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Since: 3.1.02
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I think the problem with some of these people is this: the elevator doesn't quite make it to the top. In Ruben's case, it's probably broken.
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Since: 2.1.02
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Many experts have been quoted as saying that Rivera "lives beyond his means." And he spends a good deal of his money on the opposite sex.

You know, if he had asked Jeter for some memoribilia, he proabably would have just given Rivera some and it would have been no big deal.





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Since: 30.8.02
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Hell, he coulda asked Mariano. That's a likely Hall of Famer too, plus the guy's his cousin.



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Since: 3.1.02
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The problem when you make $1.5-$2 million a year is what's $5000 to you? It's not that much in a relative sense. However, $5000 repeated adds up fairly quickly, and that might've been what caused him to take it in the first place (along with stupidity).

Did he keep the money he made from the sale?
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Since: 2.1.02
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So, is Ruben Rivera the Winona Ryder of baseball, or is Winona Ryder the Ruben Rivera of acting?
quagmire
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Since: 31.1.02
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you'd think he would have at least learned a little something from albert connell.



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Since: 9.12.01
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Well, Winona can always come move back in with me if she wants to, I've made the clear to her
Ruben, however, is not invited.



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Since: 5.1.02
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Rivera's reaction:

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Since: 27.2.02
From: Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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Dear Ruben,

It was just another case of the man keeping you down.

Sincerely
Albert Connell
Former WR of the New Orleans Saints



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Since: 12.1.02
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Now he's been signed by the Indians.

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Since: 30.8.02
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Now he's been psychologically examined by the Indians and not signed after all.



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Since: 2.1.02
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Gammons today on the Kornheiser show said it's a good bet he'll end up with Texas, due to their strong Latin team make-up/support system.





"The best reason for committing loathsome & detestable acts -and let's face it, I am considerably something of an expert in the field - is purely for their own sake. Monetary gain is all very well, but it dilutes the tastes of wickedness to a lower level that is obtainable by anyone will an overdeveloped sense of avarice. True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good - and we all know how rare THAT is." - Acheron Hades, THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jaspar Fforde
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Bet he can't wait to get his hands on A-Rod's stuff.
squiz
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Since: 5.1.02
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Well, it's official:

Rangers sign Rivera to a minor league contract

March 31, 2002


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Ruben Rivera has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, who are giving the troubled outfielder a second chance after he was released by the New York Yankees.

Rivera was released March 11 by the Yankees after stealing former teammate Derek Jeter's glove and bat from his locker and selling the items to a memorabilia dealer.

The Rangers had brought Rivera to their minor league camp in Florida on March 24 with intentions of giving him a 10-day tryout. It took only a week before the Rangers decided to sign Rivera.

Rangers spokesman John Blake said Sunday that the 28-year-old Rivera will start the season with Texas' Double-A team in Tulsa, Okla.

Once one of the most promising prospects in baseball, Rivera has spent parts of five seasons in the major leagues with the Yankees, San Diego and Cincinnati. In 562 games, he has a career batting average of .218 with 58 home runs and 185 RBIs.

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Since: 27.2.02
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#20 Posted on
    Originally posted by squiz
    In 562 games, he has a career batting average of .218 with 58 home runs and 185 RBIs.



That stat right there should be enough to NOT sign him. I mean that MJ like hitting right there.

With A-Rod and his contract that is worth more than some countries, Rocker and his bigotry, Everett and his outburst about dinosaurs never existing, and now Riviera trying to get five finger discounts on locker room gear, there is no way that the Rangers will compete in the AL West.

Which will come first? Steph on TV or a derogatory news story about Riviera, Everett, or Rocker?



(edited by UAsnake2002 on 31.3.02 1544)
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