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post #101 of 146
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Originally Posted by MoNkaholic View Post
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Dear Tampa,




THANKS AGAIN,

Love,

The World Series Champion Phillies
In Your Face, Mets fans.

WORLD "FUCKING" CHAMPIONS
post #102 of 146
Rourkefan makes me want to root against the Phils.
post #103 of 146
Hey I wrote that during the first half of the Eagles/Cards game.

Give me a break man.
post #104 of 146
On a small note, great to hear that Tony Kubek is going into the broadcasting wing of the HoF this year. He and Costas remain my all-time favourite broadcasting team from their days at NBC, and the man apparently does some excellent humanitarian work since walking away from baseball in '94.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01172009...06.htm?&page=1
post #105 of 146
Dear ESPN,

I don't care about Mark McGwire.

Sincerely,
Everyone
post #106 of 146
Seriously, I don't think that McGwire even gives a shit about this story.
post #107 of 146
got 900 million?
Then you could have had the Cubs.

The Ricketts are Cubs fans so hopeflly passion will rule over money when it matters. Just glad there is finally closure
post #108 of 146
The Cubs are consistently at the top of the league in payroll, so that hasn't been their problem. Spending money doesn't mean shit when you use the cash on overrated outfielders.
post #109 of 146
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Originally Posted by Guttenberg Fan Club View Post
The Cubs are consistently at the top of the league in payroll, so that hasn't been their problem.
Only in the last few years have they spent the money. The only big name free agent the Cubs got before Sori was Andre Dawson and he was on the cheap because he wanted out of Montreal.
post #110 of 146
This has got to be the greatest thing to happen to baseball in many a moon:

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9...-%27A-Fraud%27

The "Single White Female" description of A-Rod's relationship with Jeter is just the cherry on top.
post #111 of 146
Was about to post this same story myself; I agree its great. I never thought Torre, who is one of the classiest guys in Baseball, would let all these secrets out like this. Awesome!
i hope somewhere in the new book is a line where Torre says something like, "Alex Rodriguez will never win a world series."
post #112 of 146
AROD to have fun explaining this

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According to a report by Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2003, when he was with the Texas Rangers and won the AL home run title and MVP award.

According to the report, which was posted Saturday morning on SI.com, sources told the publication that Rodriguez was on a list of 104 players who tested positive that year, when Major League Baseball conducted tests to see if mandatory random drug testing was needed.

In 2003, there were no penalties for a positive result.

Rodriguez, reached at a Miami gym for comment by Sports Illustrated, said, "You'll have to talk to the union."

Asked if there were an explanation for the positive test result, Rodriguez told SI: "I'm not saying anything."
I've heard rumors but now you can confirm it. Even when he gets to Bonds record* it will be tainted too.

Long live the true HR King Hank Aaron.
post #113 of 146
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post
[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3890785AROD to have fun explaining this[/url]


Long live the true HR King Hank Aaron.
Unfortunately, Albert Pujols will probably destroy the record. He's a GD monster. Hopefully, he isn't on the juice.
post #114 of 146
This is huge. ARod was gonna save the day when he wiped Bonds out if the record books.

Now what, baseball?
post #115 of 146
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Originally Posted by TURBO-1984 View Post
Unfortunately, Albert Pujols will probably destroy the record. He's a GD monster. Hopefully, he isn't on the juice.
I surely hope not. I know he's done several interviews where he says they can test him every friggin' day if they want to because he knows he doesn't use. Hopefully he's not just bluffing.
post #116 of 146
Well I guess Torre wasn't so far off calling him A-Fraud after all.
post #117 of 146
A-Rod? More like...

A-ROID! HA HA HA HA
post #118 of 146
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Originally Posted by TURBO-1984 View Post
Unfortunately, Albert Pujols will probably destroy the record. He's a GD monster. Hopefully, he isn't on the juice.
I'd bet my life he's on the juice(hgh).
post #119 of 146
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Originally Posted by Raspberry Leper View Post
This is huge. ARod was gonna save the day when he wiped Bonds out if the record books.

Now what, baseball?
It amazed me that sportswriters and commentators thought this, but I heard it as recently as the other day.

In some ways it amuses me, because I hate the sanctimony of many of the people that cover sports; especially baseball. And with all the superstars who we've discovered have given into the temptation of the juice, it always seemed difficult (if not impossible) to believe that ARod, of all people, would be one of the ones to abstain.
post #120 of 146
Is Jose Canseco officially the most trusted name in sports now?
post #121 of 146
After watching a few episodes of Lie to Me and then seeing the clip of the AROD interview I was looking at his face to see how he answered the question.
video
He says no to the steroids but his head nods yes.
post #122 of 146
How long until we get another "Sterioid is not a big problem" speech from the Player's Union.
post #123 of 146
So we're to believe that the pressure was so much for him in Texas that he suddenly stopped taking them when he left for NY? I hear there's no pressure to perform there as opposed to the baseball spotlight that is Arlington Texas.

Who cares, put them all in the hall of fame - the more people that are 'outed' as cheaters just shows how corrupt the whole system has been. How are you supposed to start removing records if some scrub reliever on HGH for the Royals gives up a HR to a juiced up Bonds/A-Rod/Palmeiro etc? Just call it the steroid era and move on.
post #124 of 146
We are already getting vibes that another bunch of Congressional Hearings on Steroid use. Not thrilled about Government intervention, but it is apparent that both the players and the owners keep dropping the ball (no pun intended) on this issue.
Wonder if this will spill over into other sports...like all those people who look like the Incredible Hulk in professional wrestling.
post #125 of 146
A local sports talk show here in Sacramento is playing tapes of the past interviews in which A Rod vehmently denied he used steroids.
And I have a feeling a LOT of sports talk show hosts across the US are doing this.
The only happy guy in all this is Christian Bale because the media heat is now off him.
post #126 of 146
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The only happy guy in all this is Christian Bale because the media heat is now off him.
And Phelps, he probably did a nice big bong rip in the name of A Rod.
post #127 of 146
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I know I’m in the minority, but Bobby Abreu signing a one-year $5 million dollar contract is a bigger deal for me than “A-Roid.” I mean, the Mets can afford Alex Cora at two million, but not Bobby Abreu at five? And although it’s nice to see a team like the Nationals sign Adam Dunn, I’d be a little worried about Bowden’s recent infatuation with recreating the Cincinnati Reds—circa five years ago.
post #128 of 146
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Wonder if this will spill over into other sports...like all those people who look like the Incredible Hulk in professional wrestling.
Or in the NFL?

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I know I’m in the minority, but Bobby Abreu signing a one-year $5 million dollar contract is a bigger deal for me than “A-Roid.”
Agree 100%. I know it's more personal for you, since the Mets didn't go for him, but at least this is real baseball news.

The thing I regret most about ARod's revelation is that it's headline news for months and months and months now. Seriously, why does it matter now? The Steroid Era = a huge number of players taking 'roids, and all of them lying about it until they were caught. Move on, idiots.
post #129 of 146
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It’s basically ruined sports coverage for an entire week. What with every columnist participating in some sort of race to show off just how much they care about the kids, all the while blathering on and on about how steroids could make anyone Soopa Famous.

Course, if the media really cared about those aforementioned kids, they wouldn’t focus primarily on the superstars, but on the outright failures that showed no signs of “enhancement” at all. You know, demystify the whole steroids are a wonder-drug meme so that they don’t seem so gosh darn enticing. Hell, maybe they’d even think twice about getting people to commit federal offenses just to add a little bit of juice to their forthcoming books.
post #130 of 146
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Originally Posted by MoNkaholic View Post
I know I’m in the minority, but Bobby Abreu signing a one-year $5 million dollar contract is a bigger deal for me than “A-Roid.” I mean, the Mets can afford Alex Cora at two million, but not Bobby Abreu at five? And although it’s nice to see a team like the Nationals sign Adam Dunn, I’d be a little worried about Bowden’s recent infatuation with recreating the Cincinnati Reds—circa five years ago.
The Mets are really pinching pennies this off-season. Perhaps you should send a thank you note to Mr. Madoff.
post #131 of 146
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Originally Posted by MoNkaholic View Post
Course, if the media really cared about those aforementioned kids, they wouldn’t focus primarily on the superstars, but on the outright failures that showed no signs of “enhancement” at all. You know, demystify the whole steroids are a wonder-drug meme so that they don’t seem so gosh darn enticing. Hell, maybe they’d even think twice about getting people to commit federal offenses just to add a little bit of juice to their forthcoming books.
Make the media all watch "Bigger, Stronger, Faster". That should help.

If anyone here hasn't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.
post #132 of 146
Interesting--the Braves are signing Ken Griffey, Jr.
post #133 of 146
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Who haven’t the Atlanta Braves “signed”?
post #134 of 146
Yeah, no shit. They even talked about it on the local news like it was a done deal. I saw the crawl on Sportscenter this morning that Griffey signed with Seattle, and was like, "Whaaa?"
post #135 of 146
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Yeah, no shit. They even talked about it on the local news like it was a done deal. I saw the crawl on Sportscenter this morning that Griffey signed with Seattle, and was like, "Whaaa?"
Be thankful. He shouldn't be playing defense at this point in his career, so an AL team is the only logical option. And even then, it strains logic.
post #136 of 146
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Griffey still has pretty good splits, but yeah, a full-time position in the NL—even on a team whose outfield totaled, what, 34 homeruns last season—probably is a bit much, even for The Kid.
post #137 of 146
I simply can't believe Manny didn't take the Dodgers' offer. Even with all the "what the fuck?" history he brings, I'm still dumbfounded.
post #138 of 146
Incredible. Hopefully Manny and Boras have to settle for a 1yr deal somewhere.
post #139 of 146
Time and time again, I wait for Boras and his mercenary clients to get what's coming to them. I watched him rape the Dodgers over Kevin Brown. Everyone who played fantasy baseball knew the Andruw Jones signing was a disaster. I think Darren Dreifort and Chan Ho Park were Boras clients.

Please, please, please, tell Manny to go fuck himself. You do not bargain against yourself. It is a cardinal rule of business. Even before last season ended I said the Dodgers would be better off getting Adam Dunn. Well, Dunn signed for two years at 10 million per. They could have had him AND an upgrade at one or two other positions.

I wouldn't even leave the offer on the table. Boras's MO is to wait for a higher offer, then take it, and not even leave the original team with a chance to counter-offer. He's done it time and time again. Make a public announcement you are moving on.

Of course, Ned Colletti is a dumbass, so none of this will happen. If you disagree with my assessment, consider the fact that he signed Juan Pierre and Andruw Jones to big time deals while Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp were relegated to the minors and bench roles.
post #140 of 146
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Reading through it, apparently this deal is all sorts of deferred, so I can sort of understand why Manny wouldn’t want a deal that’d pay him $10 million dollars in 2009.
post #141 of 146
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Of course, Ned Colletti is a dumbass
THIS.

What a total waste of a GM. Also, spring training has begun and we still don't have a fifth starter, and one of the other four is celebrating that he threw 11 pitches...
post #142 of 146
AROD ot 10 weeks
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery to remove a cyst from his right hip and will be out 10 weeks, Rodriguez's brother told ESPNdeportes.com on Thursday.

Joe Dunand, Alex Rodriguez's older brother, told Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com during a phone interview that immediate surgery was recommended, and that rehabilitation would take about 10 weeks.

A source close to the situation told ESPNdeportes.com that the surgery is scheduled for Monday in Colorado.

There has been no confirmation from the Yankees regarding the scheduled surgery.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman declined to discuss Rodriguez's condition and manager Joe Girardi said he didn't have any information. Scott Boras, Rodriguez's agent, shed little light on the matter.

"I spoke with Alex and his doctor and Cash today, and we're speaking again this afternoon," Boras said in Phoenix. "Obviously, he is concerned. He was playing really well, but it's obviously been a difficult few days for him."
If there is a think as Karma then this is it.

Not sure why it took so long to have surgery.
post #143 of 146
He really loves himself.

post #144 of 146
Thread Starter 

SI’s World Series Pick: It’s the Mets!

Because the Mets weren’t snakebit enough:

post #145 of 146
Everybody picked the Cubs last year. Look what happened...

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