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Discussion in 'Community' started by Reynar_Tedros, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tunick, I shouldn't be laughing as hard at that picture as I am. Awesome share.
     
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  2. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    The current Google Doodle, in honor of what would have been his 94th birthday. :cool:
     
  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is anyone else alarmed that the Yankees are shedding payroll and the Indians just signed their second high-price tag free agent of the off-season?
     
  4. Rox

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    Not really, the Yanks have been very clear they want to be under the luxury tax threshold. I like the Bourne deal for two but four years would worry me.
     
  5. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What Rox said. And the two high price free agents the Indians signed are both on the wrong side of 30. And the Yankees did win 95 games last year, while the Indians lost 94.

    Amazing.
     
  6. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What Rox said. And the two high price free agents the Indians signed are both on the wrong side of 30. And the Yankees did win 95 games last year, while the Indians lost 94.

    Amazing.
     
  7. DarthTunick

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  8. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Amazing.
     
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  9. DarthTunick

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  10. Rox

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    He avoids Dodger stadium like the plague already doesn't he?
     
  11. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is a couple weeks old, but it's a pretty fascinating read. It seems like a pretty obvious point, the more batters you face, the more likely you are to lose. But this shows the numbers and shows that the 39th batter being the tipping point. And I think it really highlights the cost of a sacrifice bunt or an intentional walk.

    Amazing.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Out of all the photo's I've seen thus far from the Dodgers spring training activities (via the Dodger blogs I read/follow, obviously :p ), this one is my favorite:


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    :cool: .
     
  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda are the same age. Hard to tell based on that picture.

    Amazing.
     
  14. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    The Dugout Wizard and Swami has many powers that some would consider unnatural.
     
  15. DarthTunick

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    Lasorda's eating habits can only be appreciated by Prince Fielder & Miguel Cabrera. :p
     
  16. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Taken a couple of weeks ago. I hope they're ready for the Angels/Dodgers exhibition. :p

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  17. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    The WBC championship was last night. No one cares. Next!
     
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  18. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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    Spring Training is too long. Bring on Opening Day!
     
  19. DarthTunick

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    DT421: I've read that if the renovations aren't ready in time for Opening Day (and possibly for more games during the Opening homestand), they'll have to play either at the Coliseum or Angel Stadium.

    Yikes!
     
  20. DarthTunick

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  21. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    ESPN is reporting that the Yankees are in trade talks with the Angels for Vernon Wells
     
  22. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    That'd be an enormous waste of money. I'm positive we have minor leaguers capable of hitting .200 until Gardner or Curtis are back.
     
  23. AmazingB

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    I'm sure the Angels are paying most, if not all of his remaining salary.

    Amazing.
     
  24. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd imagine they'll pay a chunk of it. Just don't see what the appeal is in potentially giving up a minor leaguer to bring him in. Ben Francisco is playing nicely and should be in the rotation, and Melky Mesa, should also be considered, he's had a good spring.

    Wells could lighten the workload for Hafner, but his bat has been awful since 2010.
     
  25. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, I'm not saying it's a good idea. I find it fairly amusing how desperate they are.

    Amazing.
     
  26. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    What, begging Chipper Jones and Derrick Lee to come back doesn't seem normal to you? :p