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

  1. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    There's some chatter about Joe Torre taking over as Commissioner when Bud Selig retires. As much as I love Torre, I think it would be inviting problems, especially the first time he had to rule on something involving the Yankees.

    He's a great guy, a brilliant baseball mind, and I want he and LaRussa involved with the league for as long as they can be - I just think that someone with a lower profile may be the right pick.
  2. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, I can't see any big-name being the next commissioner. Not Torre, not Sandy Alderson, probably not even Rob Manfred. It's not that type of position.

    Not sure if anyone saw this, but there's every reason this should be part of the All Star Game instead of someone signing songs to teachers for some reason:



    Amazing.
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  3. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    I love the music that went with it.
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  5. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I'm sure the Rangers having their worst season in quite sometime doesn't factor into Lewis' frustrations.



    Also, Colby-on-Colby "crime" alert! :p
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  6. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    I think Colby Lewis and Manny Machado should hang out and complain about other teams trying to win.

    Amazing.
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  7. Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Knight

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    See I think Torre would make an excellent commissioner because he's worked on all three levels of baseball, as a player, a manager, and now an executive with the league. Due to this experience I think he would represent all levels fairly, perhaps more fairly than any commissioner in recent memory. Add to that the fact that he is universally liked and respected and I think he would be perfect.
    I do agree though, I doubt it happens, but we could always hope.
  8. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Pretty much everything you said, while true, is exactly why he won't be commissioner. The commissioner serves at the approval of the owners and their interests. That's why they picked one of their own last time. They're not looking for someone to represent all levels.

    Amazing.
  9. JM_1977 Jedi Master

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    We interrupt this thread to tell you the Cardinals are in first place!!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled posting. That is all :p
  10. Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, you are right, Amazing. That's unfortunately how it works.

    In a perfect world we would have Joe though! :D
  11. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Unwritten rules alert! Carlos Martinez hit Hanley Ramirez in the shoulder during the top of the 4th, so in the bottom half...



    [IMG].



    That pitch ended up hitting Holliday on the ass... perfect spot for a retribution pitch.
    :p
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  12. DarthIntegral May 16 Tiemaster

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    Maybe Larry (or Paul) Dolan will become the new commissioner, forcing the sale of the Cleveland Indians to Dan Gilbert, prompting a rebranding and exodus of Chief Wahoo.
  13. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    How about re-naming the franchise the Cleveland Careys? You'll have a perfect logo:


    [IMG].





    The Good: The Bums games being broadcast on back-to-back days (thanks Fox Sports 1 & ESPN) this weekend... wow!; avoiding a sweep tonight via a crucial Adrian Gonzalez 9th inning hit, among other hits (DUH) sprinkled throughout the game.


    And, this niiiiiice Kemp catch:


    [IMG].



    The Bad: Though of course I was very happy & grateful to be able to watch the Dodgers on television, that meant a weekend of listening to Kenny Albert/Dan Shulman (who I don't find to be that bad, but he's no Jon Miller on Sunday nights, damn it)/John Kruk. Holy hell! Eric Karros -Albert's color commentator on FOX- gets a pass, because 1) He was/is one of my all-time favorite Dodgers (a crucial part of my Dodger upbringing in the 90's) and 2) I still have a very nice autograph of his from '96, one wishing my then-sick grandfather well.




    The Ugly: Hanley Ramriez again fell victim by a HBP, that one coming in the top of the 9th, hitting him on the left hand. Initial x-rays have comeback negative, but still... too many bad things have been happening to various Bums in St. Louis since 2013. Yikes!
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  14. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Better yet, Larry David becomes the new commissioner.

    [IMG]
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  15. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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  16. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    That is, without a doubt, one of the 5 best episodes of the series.

    By the way, has the series ended? I keep hearing it may be, but nobody knows.
  17. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Rumors here & there of a 9th season, but I don't care* if there's one... it's not the type of show that needs a definitive series-finale. 8 seasons of brilliance is more than enough.




    *Obviously shall there be a 9th season, I'd be happy & watch, but if doesn't happy, I can live with that too.
  18. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Chase Headley to Yanks.

    PITCHING CASHMAN PLZ
  19. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Not because it's an inherent fact, but due to the realities of the current teams/franchises: better for Headley to be in playing in The Bronx.
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  20. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Rotund New York Mets pitcher's bid for a perfect game has ended.

    Or,

    [IMG]
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  22. Dark Lord Of The Empire Jedi Knight

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    Can't wait for the HOF inductions on Sunday. Heck of a class. One of the better ones in recent memory.
  23. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Brian Kenny brought this up Monday on High Heat, and I agree with him: move the HOF inductions, etc, to the Thursday during All-Star week. It's bizarre to have such an important -even with all the faults & consternation over the HOF- event occur as baseball games are being played.
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  24. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Ten years since Veritek vs. A-Rod.
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  25. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Also ten years -a few days ago- since that (the best Manny being Manny moment, as I see it). In so many ways, that '04 season was one of the most theatrical & memorable for MLB in recent memory (objectively as a baseball fan, but selfishly too concerning the Dodgers).