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Old July 2 2012, 10:11 PM   #331
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That wasn't Gibson holding grudges. That was Gibson being a jackass
Same thing.

(and I don't think he'd ever deny it -- I believe he told Jackson, after throwing at him, that they weren't teammates anymore, so anything was fair game).
Actually it was Bill White, but yeah.
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Old July 3 2012, 12:40 AM   #332
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Better start the parade planning now...

I think the Thome to the O's was a good move. He's a DH at this point and it makes little sense to see him on an NL team.
Well, it's also an indication that the Phillies realize they have no shot of reaching the series this year. They kept him for interleague play and now they're moving on.
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Old July 3 2012, 03:57 AM   #333
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I think the Phillies are going to clean house at the deadline.
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Old July 3 2012, 12:11 PM   #334
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Well, I hope if they do, they have a plan. Certainly, they should keep Hamels and Pence since they're still relatively young. It would be great if they build up their farm system again. But there's always the risk of a negative cycle where they gut their roster and then no one wants to come here.
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Old July 3 2012, 01:17 PM   #335
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I knew they weren't having a good season fielding wise but wasn't aware they were leading the NL in errors. I had to check that, yup they are.

On a side note, I voted for Chipper for the last fan voted spot. While I think Bryce Harper will probably win, I would prefer to see Chipper.

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Old July 3 2012, 02:43 PM   #336
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How are they contending with a bunch of kids, only 2 decent starters, and fumbling the ball left and right?
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Old July 3 2012, 03:20 PM   #337
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Well, I hope if they do, they have a plan.
You're asking a lot of one Ruben Amaro, Jr. His "plans" tend to consist of bringing some gasoline in hopes of putting out the dumpster fire.
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Old July 3 2012, 05:46 PM   #338
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How are they contending with a bunch of kids, only 2 decent starters, and fumbling the ball left and right?
They've scored more runs than everybody in the NL except for St. Louis (Colorado doesn't count in my opinion).

And fuck Fredi Gonzalez. Who lets their starting pitcher load the bases with no outs and continue pitching in the bottom of the 7th in a tie game??
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Old July 4 2012, 04:02 AM   #339
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Chipper Jones has a 5 hit, 4 RBI night against the Cubs and gets a long standing ovation from the crowd. He's having a stellar year. I hope he finds a way to get the All-Star game one way or another.
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Well, I hope if they do, they have a plan.
You're asking a lot of one Ruben Amaro, Jr. His "plans" tend to consist of bringing some gasoline in hopes of putting out the dumpster fire.
Well, he's had some successes with the plan. The long-term problems with the Phillies has come from a "win now" approach, but with the rotation we had, I don't really blame him. So he's certainly subject to criticism, I just don't think it's as bad as you think.
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Old July 4 2012, 11:53 AM   #341
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Me too.

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Chipper Jones has a 5 hit, 4 RBI night against the Cubs and gets a long standing ovation from the crowd. He's having a stellar year. I hope he finds a way to get the All-Star game one way or another.
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Old July 4 2012, 06:18 PM   #342
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Looks like you guys got your wish. Chipper Jones is replacing Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster. According to ESPN's article, Kauffman Stadium (where the ASG will be held) is the only stadium in which he's never played, so this has worked out pretty nicely.

Kemp withdrew from the ASG due to his injury, but oddly he's apparently still going to take part in the Home Run Derby. It seems that he'll be replaced in center field by Ryan Braun, rather than an actual center fielder like Andrew McCutchen. Because that makes sense.
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Old July 6 2012, 03:23 AM   #343
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Just watched a nice comeback by the Mets in the bottom of he 9th against Paplbon. No dancing of the jig tonight. Only his second blown save of the year.
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Just watched a nice comeback by the Mets in the bottom of he 9th against Paplbon. No dancing of the jig tonight. Only his second blown save of the year.
I almost went to bed before the 9th, figured I saw this much, I'll wait it out. Great comeback, excellent game
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Chipper Jones has a 5 hit, 4 RBI night against the Cubs and gets a long standing ovation from the crowd. He's having a stellar year. I hope he finds a way to get the All-Star game one way or another.
One more All Star apperance isn't going to make or break Chipper's career really or help his Hall of Fame chances. Really I don't think he's going to make it simply because he's spent too much time on the DL this season already. If he does it'll just be because of his legacy more than anything else.

Chipper's really an outstanding, oldschool type player. You rarely see people who spend their entire career with one team anymore. His HoF chances are iffy at best. He'd need at least 2 more seasons to get to 500 home runs and/or 3000 hits, which is pretty much what he'll need. Especially with all the 90's/early 2000's players with steroid inflated stats all retiring and eligble on the ballot.

Next year's Hall of Fame vote is going to be really interesting. Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens are eligible for the first time, and all three are tainted in one way or another. Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling have HoF quality stats, even if they weren't AS famous(or infamous)
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